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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Edsel (UK), 1975. Used ... $6.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place – because their work with the team on Atlantic yielded some instant hits that really pointed the way towards the hit Gamble & Huff style of the 70s, and that sound is brought up-to-date nicely on this set. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". CD

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Danny BellMy How You've Changed/You Can Imagine ... 7-inch
Artco, 1973. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dee Bell & Eddie Duran featuring Tom HarrellOne By One ... LP
Concord, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Eddie Duran on guitar and Tom Harrell on trumpet and flugelhorn, plus Vince Lateano on drums and timbales, Al Plank on piano, and Dean Reilly on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Madeline BellI'm Gonna Make You Love Me ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
A nice album of soul tracks that was Madeline's follow up to the big hit of the title. Recorded in the UK, with a pretty good backing, and a good mix of originals and obscure pop stuff. Tracks include Bacharach & David's "Last One to Be Loved", plus Ashford & Simpson's "Baby, I'll Come Right Away" and "One Step at a Time", plus Dusty Springfield's "I'm Gonna Leave You". Also with the title hit. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in a black border cover, with some ring & edge wear, and a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Reverend Douglas Bell & The Stage CruisersNuclear Blast (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Raw and rumbling gospel sounds from the Designer Records vaults – real and resonant southern gospel from Reverend Douglas Bell & Th Stage Cruisers! Heavy vocals & sermonizing with swirling organ and wailing keyboards along with the impassioned vocals. As with the material on the Together compilation, the material is well produced, with bluesy, gritty immediacy. Titles include "Nuclear Blast", "Bitter And The Sweet", "I Got To Make Heaven My Home", "Hard Love Affair", "I Got A Home", "I'll Fight Goliath", "How Many Miles To Heaven", "What You Need From The Lord" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William BellPassion ... LP
WRC, 1985. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with pen notations on the back.)

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William BellRelating ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great return to basics for William Bell – and an album recorded with a warm, intimate quality that we really love! The vibe here is almost in the style of some of the growing Malaco work coming out of the Jackson scene – with a sound that's smooth, but somehow even more deeply soulful than before – lots of room up top for the lead vocals to come across with a sense of personal commitment – but also some full, rich backings that include organ, guitars, and even a bit of strings. Rhodes Chalmers Rhodes back William up on most tracks – and titles include "Lovin On Borrowed Time", "Getting What You Want", "Such A Fever", "Drinkin & Thinkin", and "Nobody But You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with a bit of pen. Cover has a sticker in the top left, pen in the top right, and a stained split section on the top seam.)

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William BellSurvivor ... LP
Kat Family, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index sticker in one corner and light wear. Vinyl has a short click on "Bad Time To Break Up".)

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Bell Biv DevoePoison ... LP
MCA, 1990. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A second chapter for boy band 80s soul! After Bobby Brown set off on his own, the remaining three members of New Edition decided to remain a group and give it a go, and far from being a sad collection of the leftover members, their debut album was actually one of many successful New Jack Swing efforts the group would produce! Given a helping hand from the Shocklee brothers on production, this set includes "Poison", "Do Me!", "Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph & Johnny (Word To The Mutha!)", "She's Dope!", "BBD (I Thought It Was Me)?", "When Will I See You Again?" and "Ain't Nut'in Changed!" LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)

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Bell NotesI've Had It/Be Mine ... 7-inch
Time, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has wear and a sticker.)

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsLet's Groove (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
TSOP, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a TSOP sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Carey BellCarey Bell's Blues Harp ... CD
Delmark, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Bell on harmonica and vocals – with Jimmy Dawkins on guitar and Pinetop Perkins on piano! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Chris BellI Am The Cosmos ... CD
Ardent/Koala, Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The legendary lost masterpiece of Chris Bell – an "album" that was only pulled together many years after his tragic early death, as a solo revelation of the genius that Bell had brought to the first album by Big Star! The tracks are incredible – with plenty to love if you love Big Star, but also maybe a more confident sort of presentation – as if, with any strange turn of psyche, Bell would have been able to rise into 70s pop stardom – had so many forces not conspired against him. Even before the release of the material in the early 90s, the sounds within seemed to have inspire some of the best on the forefront of creative underground work in the 80s – and from the perspective of the 21st Century, the whole thing's one of those records that now feels as if it's been perfectly placed in the legacy it deserves – every bit as magical now as when it was recorded. Titles include the classic "You & Your Sister", plus "Look Up", "I Got Kinda Lost", "There Was A Light", "Fight At The Table", "Make A Scene", "Better Save Yourself", "Speed Of Sound", and "I Am The Cosmos". CD
(Out of print.)

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BrahmsFor The Love Of Brahms – Joshua Bell/Steven Isserlis/Jeremy Denk/Acadamy Of St Martin In The Fields ... CD
Sony, 2016. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Groove CollectiveSome People (vjs hemix, badaba, bell hop break six shemix, some bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Liquid Sound Lounge, 2000. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with light wear and a smudge. Labels have a light sticker spot and small sticker.)


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Society Hill Orchestra with Herb SmithSoul City Walking – A Tribute To Archie Bell & The Drells ... CD
Society Hill, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A sweet tribute to Archie Bell & The Drells – a group who initially hailed from Texas, but cut some great recordings on the Philly scene of the 70s – which is why it's very fitting that this tribute's delivered by that city's Society Hill Orchestra! Herb Smith handles the lead vocals, but gets some nice harmonies behind – almost in a way that feels as if Archie and the group were getting back together to update some of their classics! As with other projects from this group, Butch Ingram is at the helm, arranging and producing – with music by other Ingram family members. Titles include "Harder & Harder", "Let's Groove", "I Can't Stop Dancing", "Girl You're Too Young", "There's Gonna Be A Showdown", and "Tighten Up". CD

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Allen ToussaintWhat Is Success – The Scepter & Bell Recordings (Toussaint – plus singles) ... CD
Scepter/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by Allen Toussaint – his legendary Toussaint album for Scepter (aka Whisper To A Scream) – plus some rare late 60s singles that have never been on CD before! The core album is amazing – Allen Toussaint's first big move as a solo act, and the start of some great fame that would blossom even more strongly in the 70s! This indie effort has a rougher edge than Allen's later albums at Warner Brothers – a sly, wicked slow funk approach that's a real transformation of the older New Orleans groove for a hipper, more contemporary 70s audience. The instrumentation is relatively lean – with lots of nice organ and piano lines alongside slow-stepping and vamping rhythms – and the set was actually recorded in LA, but still has very strong roots in New Orleans! Titles include the classic "From A Whisper To A Scream", plus "Working In A Coal Mine", "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "What Is Success", "Either", "Pickles", and "Louie" – a few of which are hip piano instrumentals! 17 track CD completes the genius of this point in Toussaint's career – by adding in some killer funky singles – including "Get Out Of My Life Woman", "Gotta Travel On", "We The People", "I've Got That Feelin Now", "Tequila", and "Hands Christiananderson". CD

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceRing My Bell (Mr Lee's 12 inch mix, Hula & K Fingers club, street mix, instravibe, street inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousReady Or Not – Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965 to 1978 ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from the great Thom Bell – one of our favorite arranger, producer, songwriters of all time – and a talent who really helped push the Philly soul scene much farther than most during the 70s! Bell was trained as a classical pianist as a kid – which might explain part of his ear for a special sort of tune – but by the time of this work, he was neck-deep in the soul scene – and working with a fantastic track record for bringing the best out of a very wide variety of artists! Bell was especially great with groups – he helped more than a few really stretch out their wings and grow – but as you'll hear here, Thom also handled a fantastic range of music in Philly studios – all with magnificent touches that really set the tunes apart from the rest – French horns, harpsichord, and especially that twangy sitar sound that worked so well with a harmony ballad. The set's got 23 tracks in all, and a massive set of notes on the man and his music – with titles that include "What I See" by Three Degrees, "Here I Go Again" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "You've Been Untrue" by The Delfonics, "Moody Woman" by Jerry Butler, "Something For Nothing" by MFSB, "One Man Band" by Ronnie Dyson, "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by Johnny Mathis, "Look The Other Way" by Lesley Gore, "What Kind Of Lady" by Dee Dee Sharp, "It's The Same Old Love" by The Courtship, "Do You Remember Yesterday" by The Intruders, "Track Of The Cat" by Dionne Warwick, and "I Wanna Be A Free Girl" by Dusty Springfield. CD

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✨✧ James & Bobby PurifyI'm Your Puppet – The Complete Bell Recordings 1966 to 1969 (James & Bobby Purify/Pure Sound Of The Purifys/singles/bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The complete works of this incredible 60s soul duo – a 2CD package that features both their albums for the Bell Records label, lots of contemporaneous 45s, and even some unreleased tracks too! James & Bobby Purify followed in a tradition that was strongly started by Sam & Dave – the two-male soul duo, with both voices coming in on the lead, breaking apart as the tracks progressed, and crossing back and forth, for a fuller sound that often made for a more dynamic approach than with a single singer! James & Bobby had a wonderful sound – slower and deeper than Sam & Dave, with plenty of touches of southern soul, and a tendency to use a nice heavy beat, even in their mellower tracks – which really makes this work burn with a deep soul intensity. The 2CD set features 38 tracks in all – the full titles from the albums James & Bobby Purify and Pure Sound Of The Purifys, plus singles, unreleased tracks, and more – titles that include "The Weeper", "Section C", "So Many Reasons", "I Take What I Want", "Soothe Me", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "We're Finally Gonna Make It", "Do Unto Me", "Hitch Hike", "Knock On Wood", "So Many Reasons", "Wish You Didn't Have To Go", "Shake A Tail Feather", "You Left The Water Running", "I'm Your Puppet", "Last Piece Of Love", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "I Don't Know What It Is You Got", "Just Like Old Times", and "I Was Born To Lose Out". CD

 
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Alfred Apaka & His HawaiiansAloha Oe/Across The Sea ... 78 RPM
Bell, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have small peeled spots.)

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Barry De Vorzon & Perry Botkin JrRPM – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With vocal appearances by Melanie and a nice long B-Boy break on "The Riot"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker and small drillhole through the center. Label has a small drillhole.)

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Margo GuryanTake A Picture (mono edition) ... CD
Bell/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An overlooked 60s pop gem from Margo Guryan – probably best known as the writer of the "Sunday Morning" hit for Spanky & Our Gang, but an equally great singer on her own! Margo's got a style that's towards the hipper side of girl pop in the late 60s – but one that's also free from singer/songwriter modes too – an approach that's never too serious, yet which often has a nice undercurrent of darkness in the mix. Production is somewhat poppy, but not in a commercial way – and we might well say that Guryan's work here has that same great balance of elements we love in the Mercury recordings by Spanky & Our Gang. John Hill produced, and also handled most of the arrangements – and many tunes here are Guryan originals, with titles that include "Sunday Morning", "Sun", "Love Songs", "Thoughts", "Take A Picture", "Think Of Rain", "Can You Tell", and "Someone I Know". CD
(Mono version – in a nice LP-styled cover!)

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Rec CC McNealy JrLooking For Jesus ... LP
ACR/Kno-Bell, 1969. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dan PennNobody's Fool ... LP
Bell/Bear Family (Germany), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 31.99
A fantastic set from the legendary Dan Penn – an artist who's maybe known more as a songwriter, but who's finally been given his due as a singer over the years! Back in the day, Dan recorded this gem, but it quickly fell between the cracks of the too-wide music business – yet since that time, the album's been wonderfully re-discovered – and hailed as one of the best illustrations of Penn's unique place in southern music – that special space between soul and country that made his contributions extremely important! The set was recorded in Memphis and Nashville, with a very inventive vibe – less straight soul than Penn's material of the 60s, but also not really rock or country, either – thanks partly to the blend of arrangements – which include help from both Bergen White and The Memphis Horns. Almost all titles are originals by Dan – and tracks include "Tearjoint", "Nobody's Fool", "Prayer For Peace", "Skin", "If Love Was Money", "I Hate You", "Ain't No Love", and "Raining In Memphis". LP, Vinyl record album

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Smokestack LightninOff The Wall ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Features Ronnie Darling on vocals, and Ric Eiserling on guitar – on titles that include "I Idolize You", "Well Tuesday", "Who's Been Talking", "Light In My Window", "Three Hundred Pounds Of Heavenly Joy", and "Long Stemmed Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a bit heavy at the bottom left.)

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Van DykesTellin' It Like It Is ... LP
Bell, 1967. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Great raw vocal group material by the Van Dykes – a southern male vocal trio with a style that covered a number of different areas, from hard post-doo wop harmony, to sweeter Impressions-like soul. We'd only heard a couple of the group's singles for the Mala label, and we're really pleased to discover how much of their stuff is on a par with what we'd already known! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a small cutout hole, in great shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ 5th DimensionGreatest Hits On Earth ... LP
Bell, Late 60s/1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
All the genius you'd ever want by this sublime soul harmony group – packed up on one LP! Lots of great songs by Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro – and titles include "One Less Bell To Answer", "Save The Country", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Stoned Soul Picnic", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ 5th DimensionReflections ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Al Green's first LP – with a very different feel than his later work on Hi. The record's got a harder southern soul groove – almost in a Wilson Pickett/Arthur Conley mode, but with some sweeter elements in the backing. Al's voice is still incredible, although different than later, in that he's singing with a really open vibe, letting himself go a bit more, and not keeping in that smooth sophisticated mode of later years. Originally released by the tiny Hot Line label, and issued here by Bell Records when Al started to hit big with Hi Records during the early 70s. Titles include "Back Up Train", "Get Yourself Together", "Don't Leave Me", "Let Me Help You", "Hot Wire", and "Stop & Check Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Love Music ... LP
Bell, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm mellow magic from Sergio Mendes in the 70s – a great little album that's got a sweet electric feel! The set was recorded with help from Tom Scott and Bob Alcivar on arrangements, and has a sunny southern California feel that's a nice extension of Sergio's 60s work – yet which also takes his sound to a whole new level. There's still some traces of Braziliana in the mix, but there's also a lot more straight soulful pop – really working that twin female vocal lead style nicely, and wrapping it around some great tunes like "I Wouldn't Last A Day Without You", "Hey Look At The Sun", "Love Music", "Killing Me Softly", "Where Is The Love", "Put A Little Love Away", and "Walk The Way You Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Partridge FamilyUp To Date ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly sublime pop from The Partridge Family – served up with superb arrangements from Wes Farrell and Mike Melvoin, the latter of whom plays some really great keyboards on the set! In fact, all the instrumentation is pretty great – guitar from Dennis Budimir and Louie Shelton, drums from Hal Blaine, and bass from Joe Osborne – all nice and tight, in a way that makes these tunes a lot groovier than you might otherwise think! Titles include "I'll Meet You Halfway", "You Are Always On My Mind", "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted", "I'm Here, You're Here", "Umbrella Man", "Lay It On The Line", "Morning Rider On The Road", "That'll Be The Day", "There's No Doubt In My Mind", "She'd Rather Have The Rain" and "I'll Leave Myself A Little Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a vintage bookcover!)

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✨✧ Box TopsLetter/Cry Like A Baby/Non Stop/Dimensions (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Four full albums from the Box Tops, plus bonus tracks too! First up is The Letter/Neon Rainbow – a powerhouse set from The Box Tops – a 60s group who showed the world that the Memphis scene had as much to offer the world of rock as it did the worlds of blues and soul – thanks to the all-great pedigree of this album! Not only does the group feature a very young Alex Chilton on lead vocals, the set was also recorded at the new American Recording Studios headed up by Chips Moman – with tracks on the record from the classic soul songwriting team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, not to mention a few by the young Bobby Womack too! The bit hit "The Letter" leads off the set, but the album's way more than just that it – filled with great tunes that include "I Pray For Rain", "I'm Your Puppet", "Happy Times", "Neon Rainbow", "Break My Mind", "She Knows How", and "Everything I Am". Cry Like A Baby is a fantastic album from The Box Tops – the kind of all-great, no-filler record that really set them apart from some of their 60s contemporaries! At this point, Alex Chilton's still not a songwriter, but he sounds tremendous in the lead on vocals – working with superb Memphis production, amidst a host of great tunes from the team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, plus a few other key songwriters too! Penn produced the record, and really gives it a fantastic sound – the kind of special touches and genre-bending elements of his own later records – on titles that include "Deep In Kentucky", "Cry Like A Baby", "Trouble With Sam", "The Door You Closed To Me", "Lost", "Fields Of Clover", and "Every Time". Non Stop is beautiful work from The Box Tops – a set that has the group moving way past their early hits, and finding this really sort of special place in the world of up-and-coming artists in the 60s! The Box Tops were maybe one of the first Memphis rock groups to really put together all the great elements that were bubbling in that city's scene during the 60s – the unique hybrid of soul, country, R&B, and other influences that were filtering into groups via the cross-cultural vibe of the city. That quality really comes through here – partly in the group's performance and the lead vocals of Alex Chilton, partly in the great production by Dann Penn, who also wrote a number of tracks with Spooner Oldham, and partly in the way that fuller arrangements are used to underscore some more soulful touches in the music. Titles include "Sandman", "Choo Choo Train", "I'm Movin On", "People Gonna Talk", "She Shot A Hole In My Soul", "I Met Her In Church", "I Can Dig It", and "If I Had Let You In". Dimensions is maybe one of the most soulful albums by The Box Tops – and that's saying a heck of a lot, as there's plenty of other soul elements moving through the other records! Alex Chilton's really finding his own here, and contributes a number of his own songs to the record, as a harbinger of his great legacy to come – and the production is slightly shifted, with Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman taking over from Dan Penn, and maybe bringing in even more elements from the wide crossover between rock and soul on the Memphis scene. Titles include "I See Only Sunshine", "Together", "The Happy Song", "Rock Me Baby", "Sweet Cream Ladies", "I Must Be The Devil", "Midnight Angel", and "Soul Deep". Bonus cuts include "Since I Been Gone", "Lay Your Smile On Me", "King's Highway", "Take Me To Your Heart", "Georgia Farm Boy", "Come On Honey", and "You Keep Tightening Up On Me". CD

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✨✧ Box TopsLetter/Neon Rainbow ... LP
Bell, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A powerhouse set from The Box Tops – a 60s group who showed the world that the Memphis scene had as much to offer the world of rock as it did the worlds of blues and soul – thanks to the all-great pedigree of this album! Not only does the group feature a very young Alex Chilton on lead vocals, the set was also recorded at the new American Recording Studios headed up by Chips Moman – with tracks on the record from the classic soul songwriting team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, not to mention a few by the young Bobby Womack too! The bit hit "The Letter" leads off the set, but the album's way more than just that it – filled with great tunes that include "I Pray For Rain", "I'm Your Puppet", "Happy Times", "Neon Rainbow", "Break My Mind", "She Knows How", and "Everything I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover and labels have a small drillhole through the center.)

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✨✧ Box TopsCry Like A Baby ... LP
Bell, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from The Box Tops – the kind of all-great, no-filler record that really set them apart from some of their 60s contemporaries! At this point, Alex Chilton's still not a songwriter, but he sounds tremendous in the lead on vocals – working with superb Memphis production, amidst a host of great tunes from the team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, plus a few other key songwriters too! Penn produced the record, and really gives it a fantastic sound – the kind of special touches and genre-bending elements of his own later records – on titles that include "Deep In Kentucky", "Cry Like A Baby", "Trouble With Sam", "The Door You Closed To Me", "Lost", "Fields Of Clover", and "Every Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
 
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Geri AllenTwylight ... LP
Verve, 1989. Sealed ... $24.99
With Allen on piano, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums, and special guests Clarice Taylor Bell on vocals and Sadiq Bey and Eli Fountain on percussion. Titles include "Skin", "Shadow Series", "Blue", "Black Pools", and "Stop The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Michael AllenAct 1 ... LP
London, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoWe Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration ... CD
PI Recordings, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 22.98
A tremendous tribute to the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a group who work here with only two of their surviving members, but with help from a constellation of jazz musicians inspired by their music! The group here is large, and includes AACM members and other younger talents – a fantastic lineup that mixes the core work of Famadou Don Moye on drums and percussion, and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds with work from Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Hugh Ragin and Fred Berry on trumpets, Tomeka Reid on cello, Jaribu Shahid and Junius Paul on basses, Enoch Williams and Titos Sompa on percussion, and Christina Wheeler on voice and a range of unusual electronic instruments! There's a very ambitious feel to the music – like some of Roscoe Mitchell's larger form creations, but with more of a spiritual jazz current that comes from the whole ensemble – and from vocal contributions from Moore Mother and Rodolfo Cordova Lebron. The double-length set features a studio album and a live album by the expanded group – and titles include "Bell Song", "We Are On The Edge", "Chi Congo 50", "Fanfare & Bell", "Odwalla/The Theme", "Tutankhamun", "Mama Koko", "Saturday Morning", and "Villa Tiamo". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoWe Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration (4LP set) ... LP
PI Recordings/Erased Tapes, 2019. New Copy 4LP ... $54.99 69.99
A tremendous tribute to the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a group who work here with only two of their surviving members, but with help from a constellation of jazz musicians inspired by their music! The group here is large, and includes AACM members and other younger talents – a fantastic lineup that mixes the core work of Famadou Don Moye on drums and percussion, and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds with work from Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Hugh Ragin and Fred Berry on trumpets, Tomeka Reid on cello, Jaribu Shahid and Junius Paul on basses, Enoch Williams and Titos Sompa on percussion, and Christina Wheeler on voice and a range of unusual electronic instruments! There's a very ambitious feel to the music – like some of Roscoe Mitchell's larger form creations, but with more of a spiritual jazz current that comes from the whole ensemble – and from vocal contributions from Moore Mother and Rodolfo Cordova Lebron. The double-length set features a studio album and a live album by the expanded group – and titles include "Bell Song", "We Are On The Edge", "Chi Congo 50", "Fanfare & Bell", "Odwalla/The Theme", "Tutankhamun", "Mama Koko", "Saturday Morning", and "Villa Tiamo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Jim Baker/Steve Hunt/Brian Sandstrom/Mars WilliamsExtraordinary Popular Delusions ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An electric improvised set from Chicago – one that features piano, electric piano, and synthesizer by Jim Baker – plus bass and guitar from Brian Sandstrom, drums and percussion from Steve Hunt, and a variety of saxophones from Mars Williams! The album's somewhat unassuming at points – free, but often a bit restrained – so that quieter, more tuneful moments sit alongside some of the fuller expressions of the quartet. Baker's piano is a key force in the sound, but when Williams opens up on saxophone, he really takes over – and titles include "Feudal Gestures", "Goat & Adding Machine Ritual", "Futile Jester", "Hail To Thee Malthusia", "Somebody Rang A Bell", and "Space On Experiments In Animals". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesHey Jude (aka The Beatles Again) ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Titles include "Hey Jude", "Revolution", "Paperback Writer", "Ballad Of John & Yoko", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Old Brown Shoe", and "I Should Have Known Better". LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple label pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Dollar BrandAfrican Sketchbook ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Spare, solo, and incredibly haunting work from Dollar Brand – recorded in Germany in 1969, and featuring Brand on both flute and piano, playing a set of 14 original compositions designed to provide small sketches of his African homeland. The mood of the work is less sprightly than some of his compositions for larger groups, and carries with it the tone of exile, an extra layer of sadness that gives a real emotional depth to the music. Titles include "Salaam – Peace – Hamba Khale", "Slave Bell", "The Stride", "Tokai", "The Dream", and "The Aloe & The Wildrose". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ ChantelsThere's Our Song Again ... LP
End, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
Stunning work by The Chantels – some of the best female doo wop that you could ever hope to find, with a sound that's a perfect bridge between the sound of the 50s, and the growing style of 60s harmony soul! The record is every bit as dark and captivating as the records by The Flamingos on End – with none of the cloying tendencies that can sometimes mar records by girl groups at the time. Tracks include "I", "I'm The Girl", "I'll Walk Alone", "Believe Me", "Never Let Go", and "There's Our Song Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Roulette pressing with Bell Sound/Audio Matrix stamp. C over has a center split on the bottom seam and light aging on the back)

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✨✧ Cy ColemanCool Coleman ... LP
Westminster, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Aaron Bell on bas and Charlie Smith on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a Not For Sale stamp on back.)

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Cy ColemanJamaica ... LP
Jubilee, 1957. Very Good ... $1.99
Cy Coleman takes on the music of Jamaica – a Broadway show that he didn't write, but which he really makes his own here through a mix of lively piano lines and vocals! Cy's better known as an instrumentalist, but his few spots of singing here are quite nice – raspy and understated, and just the right sort of charm for the tunes – delivered in a way that's probably quite different than the numbers must have sounded on the stage. The group's got a good spirit, too – some occasional "island" inflections, which are maybe more Latin jazz overall – as Cy works with Aaron Bell on bass, Ray Mosca and Osie Johnson on drums, Skeeter Best on guitar, and Romeo Penque on flute. Titles include "Savanna", "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today", "Take It Slow Joe", "Monkey In The Mango", and "Little Biscuit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisOriginal Jazz Classics Collection ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Used ... $2.99
Includes "There Is No Greater Love", "If I Were A Bell", "The Man I Love (take 2)", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "Salt Peanuts". CD

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✨✧ Miles Davis & Sonny StittLive in Stockholm 1960 ... LP
Dragon (Sweden), 1960/1986. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Incredible stuff – and a rare meeting of two giant jazz talents you'd never thought would appear on the same stage! The album features a 1960 concert in Sweden – Miles and Sonny upfront, with backing by the trio of Wyton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are long, fiery, and a bit dirty (if we can say that in mixed company!) – and titles include "No Blues", "If I Were A Bell", "Walkin", "All Of You", and "On Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD ... On February 5, 2021
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD

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Delaney & BonnieHome (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax/Craft, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
Roots rock but with a strongly soulful undercurrent – thanks to key late 60s Stax production from Donald Duck Dunn and Don Nix, both of whom make the record sound a lot hipper than many other similar sets from the time! The record showcases the singing and songwriting talents of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett – a pair who were hyped heavily by the rock scene of their era, but who also step out here with equally soulful appeal – almost a blue-eyed soul take on the Stax sound of the late 60s! Of course, it helps that the pair get plenty of help on the record from folks like Booker T & The MGs, The Memphis Horns, Isaac Hayes, and William Bell – but their own efforts are pretty great too, as heard on tracks that include "My Baby Specializes", "Things Get Better", "We Can Love", "Just Plain Beautiful", "Everybody Loves A Winner", and "Pour Your Love On Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DelfonicsSuper Hits ... LP
Philly Groove, Early 70s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Classic East Coast harmony soul! This is one of the best-ever albums of the genre, and it's a massive collection of the Delfonics mighty singles from the early 70s. Thom Bell did all the arrangements and wrote nearly all the songs – 11 tracks in all: "La La Means I Love You", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "Break Your Promise", "I'm Sorry", "You're Gone", 'With These Hands", "You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine", "Let It Be Me", "Loving Him", "My New Love" and "Somebody Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Derek & The DominosLayla ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "Tell The Truth", "Anyday", "Key To The Highway", and "Bell Bottom Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some surface wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)
Also available Layla (SACD pressing) ... CD 18.99

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Derek & The DominosLayla (SACD pressing) ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1970. Used ... $18.99
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "Tell The Truth", "Anyday", "Key To The Highway", and "Bell Bottom Blues". CD
(2004 remaster with 5.1 multichannel mix. BMG direct pressing.)
Also available Layla ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ 5th DimensionAge of Aquarius ... LP
Soul City, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Always-great work from the 5th Dimension – one of their biggest albums ever, built around the group's hit version of "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In", and featuring some other psychedelic pop soul gems like "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Blowing Away", "The Hideaway", "The Winds of Heaven", and "Working On A Grooving Thing". Also includes the excellent "Wedding Bell Blues" – one of the greatest songs of all time! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 5th DimensionGreatest Hits On Earth ... CD
Arista, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
All the genius you'd ever want by this sublime soul harmony group – packed up on one CD! Lots of great songs by Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro – and titles include "One Less Bell To Answer", "Save The Country", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Stoned Soul Picnic", and "Up Up & Away". CD

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Frankie & The SpindlesCount To Ten – The Complete Singles Collection 1968 to 1977 ... CD
Playback, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest groups to ever hit the Baltimore scene – and one who've never fully gotten their due, given that they recorded for a variety of different labels, on a career that never saw them issuing a full length LP! This set nicely corrects that fact, as it brings together cuts by the group from almost a ten year period – with a vibe that runs from late 60s harmony soul to some wonderful 70s moments that really have them stretching out, getting hip, and working through some new ideas. The group recorded much of this material in Philly and New Jersey – and get hip help from studio giants like Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, George Kerr, and Robert Banks – who create settings that are sophisticated, but really soar with the group's vocals – maybe a bit at a level that's like The Dells at their best. Titles include "Crazy About Your Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Count To Ten", "Memphis Underground", "For Your Love", "Tomorrow", "My Letter To You", "My Girl Is Made Of Candy", "There Is Beauty", "As Long As You Love Me", and "Making Up Time (parts 1 & 2)". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicTales Of Kidd Funkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An oft-overlooked gem by Funkadelic – the group's last album for Westbound, and a record that really has them growing into a great new groove! Bootsy and Eddie Hazel have stepped aside for the set, but that gives Bernie Worrell plenty of room to work his magic on keyboards – in a way that really increases the spacier elements of the set, and almost trades a messed-up moogy sort of feel for the heady guitars of earlier years – a slippery kind of Funky Worm groove that we totally love! The set is self-described as "delightfully putrid" on the Pedro Bell cover – and we couldn't agree more! Titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Let's Take It To The People", "How Do Yeaw View You", "Butt-to-Butt Resuscitation" and "Take Your Dead Ass Home!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Red GarlandMisty Red ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A great later session from pianist Red Garland – recorded in the early 80s with support from Ahmad Jamal's old trio-mates – Jamil Nassar on bass and Frank Gant on drums! The Garland heard here is a gentler one than on his earlier recordings – playing with a nice Jamal-like sense of spacious exploration and mellow grooving. Tunes are mostly standards, but they're handled here in a manner that makes them feel much more like personal statements of expression than familiar chestnuts – and titles include "This Can't Be Love", "Misty", "But Not For Me", "Over The Rainbow", and "If I Were A Bell". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Johnny Griffin & Matthew GeeSoul Groove ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1964. Used ... $6.99
A heck of a soul jazz treasure from the 60s – and one of the hardest-hitting jazz albums ever issued by the Atlantic Records label! The vibe here is almost more Prestige Records overall – with very gutbuckety work from Johnny Griffin on tenor and Matthew Gee on trombone – on gritty tunes that snap along beautifully, and have Geen hitting some of the best tones he'd ever record – trombone that's maybe in the spirit of Bennie Green at his best. The combo also features Hank Jones on both piano and organ – plus Aaron Bell on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and titles are nicely unusual, and include "Mood For Cryin", "The Swingers Get The Blues Too", "Twist City", "Oh Gee!", "Here", and "Renee". CD
(Out of print.)

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Patrick Henry & The Liberation BandLoving U – The Best Of Patrick Henry & The Liberation Band ... CD
Mardi Gras/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 90s. New Copy ... $22.99
Mighty nice work from an overlooked soul group – a combo from the 90s who released a handful of records at the time, but who have a vibe that's much more like some of our favorite groups from the end of the 60s! There's a nicely bubbling vibe to some cuts – kind of the groove that you might hear from Archie Bell & The Drells, but a bit leaner and more laidback at times – and Patrick Henry has a style that crackles nicely around the edges on the groovers, maybe with some of the charms of a young Tyrone Davis or Jesse James – although with a deeper, more personal vibe on the mellow cuts – which balance with the upbeat tracks in a really great way – fleshing out the group's music to make the whole thing feel like some vintage lost gem from the southern scene. CD features 18 tracks in all, pulled from three rare albums by the group – titles that include "Loving U", "Good Loving", "LB Blues", "How Lucky Can I Get", "Come & Get It", "U Cheating", "I'm Leaving U", "Something About You", "Free Me", "The Train", and "I Could Make It Better". CD

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Bobby HutchersonFour Seasons ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
A simple but effective session from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – one that comes across with a really subtle brilliance! The tracks are all standards – performed by Hutcherson on vibes, with a quartet that includes George Cables on acoustic piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working with Bobby in a style that allows a lot of open space between the notes, an approach that's especially nice in the interplay between piano and vibes on the set. The style is a bit more understated than some of Hutcherson's other records of the time, but that also makes for a wonderfully gimmick-free approach that takes us right to the core of his talents. Titles include "Star Eyes", "If I Were A Bell", "Summertime", "Autumn Leaves", and "All Of You". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Idea 6Steppin Out (CD & DVD) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Deja Vu/Commodo Depot (Japan), 2007. Used CD & DVD ... $11.99
A beautiful second album from Idea 6 – the cool Italian combo who first blew our minds with their excellent Metropoli set! The style here is similar to that great album – a recasting of older Italian jazz modes from the 60s – the mix of hardbop and modalism that flourished during some of that scene's best postwar years, served up here in a mix of younger and older players with a great degree of sensitivity for each other. The album's produced by maestro Paolo Scotti – and has all the care for classic touches as his other great projects in recent years – and the lineup features Gianni Basso on tenor, Guido Pistocchi on trumpet, Dino Piana on valve trombone, and Andrea Pozza on piano. Guests include Francesca Sortino on vocals and Anibale Modoni on vibes – both of whom bring in a slight bit of Schema energy – and titles include "OM Blues", "Tempura 4/4", "Junior Is Back", "Dance Of The Crickets", "Mr GB", "Tune Up", and "Bell's". Includes a bonus DVD too – with an intro and interview with the group – plus videos of the tunes "Tune UP", "Mr GB", and "Bell's". CD
(Japanese pressing, with obi. DVD is an NTSC format, All Region DVD.)

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IntrudersTender (Was The Love We Knew)/By The Time I Get To Phoenix ... 7-inch
Gamble, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
"Tender" is a great sweet number by The Intruders – done as a wonderful mellow harmony number, with arrangements by Thom Bell that remind us of his early work with The Delfonics! "By The Time" is done wonderfully too – this time with arrangements by Richard Rome – and the lead vocal carries all the weight in a wonderful way, with that great raspy edge that we love so much by The Intruders! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Willis JacksonWillis Jackson Plays With Feeling/Way We Were ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1975/1976. Used ... $9.99
The title's righter than you might think – as Willis DOES play with feeling, despite a cheesy-looking cover that might make you think otherwise! The groove here is tight and smooth 70s jazz funk – very much in the mode of some of the more fully-arranged Kudu and CTI albums of the time, with Willis out in the lead, blowing wonderfully over the top in a Stanley Turrentine sort of mode. Arrangements are by Ricky West and Bert Keyes, and the album's got a really great version of the Afro Funk classic "Racubah", plus the upbeat tunes "Singing Bass" and "Do Your Super Thing", and the slower, harder, guitar-based "Do It To It". The soulful sax of Willis Jackson meets the Philly Soul mecca of Sigma Sound – and the result is a surprisingly wonderful album! Willis blows in the lead on all tracks, supported by legendary Sigma players – and the sound is a lush and sweetly soulful one, almost an instrumental version of the Philly work that had been coming out from some of the mellower soul groups on Atlantic at the time. Phil Hurtt co-produced the album with Tony Bell – and Phil also sings on the set, mostly working in background chorus modes, but occasionally speaking in a warm, romantic mode that's really nice. Titles include a nice remake of "Pick Up The Pieces", plus "Lady Marmalade", "Fire", "Love's Theme", "Brown Eyed Girl", and "Sideshow". CD

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Erik JekabsonOne Note At A Time ... CD
Wide Hive, 2020. Used ... $7.99
One of the strongest sessions we've heard from trumpeter Erik Jekabson – working here with a sextet, and maybe a bit more sense of force than before – especially on the numbers where the group really hits a groove! Erik plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and the lineup features Dave Ellis on tenor and soprano, Dave MacNab on guitar, John Wiitala on bass, David Flores on drums, and John Santos on congas and percussion – the last of which really add a lot once the pace picks up a bit. There's also guest vocals on "One Note At A Time" by Avotcja – and other titles include "Bell Song", "Brother Todd", "Days Of Haze", "Shaker Funk", and "The Growing Place". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available One Note At A Time ... CD 9.99

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Erik JekabsonOne Note At A Time ... CD
Wide Hive, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
One of the strongest sessions we've heard from trumpeter Erik Jekabson – working here with a sextet, and maybe a bit more sense of force than before – especially on the numbers where the group really hits a groove! Erik plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and the lineup features Dave Ellis on tenor and soprano, Dave MacNab on guitar, John Wiitala on bass, David Flores on drums, and John Santos on congas and percussion – the last of which really add a lot once the pace picks up a bit. There's also guest vocals on "One Note At A Time" by Avotcja – and other titles include "Bell Song", "Brother Todd", "Days Of Haze", "Shaker Funk", and "The Growing Place". CD
Also available One Note At A Time ... CD 7.99

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Denise LaSalleLady In The Street ... CD
Malaco, 1983. Used ... $5.99
A lady in the streets – and a freak in the bedroom! Hey, that's not us making that claim – it's Denise, on the leadoff track of this excellent early 80s set! Denise really pushes herself for the record – almost reinventing her sound, and coming up as one of the Queens of southern soul at the time – working in that tight blend of deep and bluesy soul that was the crowning achievement of the Malaco scene! The album's a lot rootsier than you'd guess from the date, and titles include "Lady In The Street", "This Bell Was Made For Ringing", "Lay Me Down", "Don't Mess With My Man", "I Was Not The Best Woman", and "I Was Tellin Him About You". CD

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Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger-concept recordings to come, but which is still pretty lean and clean overall – and damn funky on most of the best tracks! Yusef plays a host of hip flutes here, plus tenor and oboe – and an almost equal star on the record is Kenny Barron, whose electric piano lines really make the album something special. The album begins with a long take on Barron's "Nubian Lady" which begins the record – and Kenny also contributed the tighter grooving "Jungle Plum". Other tracks include "African Song", "Queen Of The Night", "Poor Fishermen", "Below Yellow Bell", and a strange version of "Hey Jude" that goes on for a long time, and really messes with the volume – listed on the cover with the note "Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment – readjust your mind!" LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ John LennonImagine ... LP
Apple, 1971. Very Good- ... $19.99
Not the out there primal scream of Plastic Ono, and more of an impeccably produced, easy to love landmark from John Lennon! The title track, beautiful as it is, is so heavily ingrained into rock & roll myth making machine that it's become too easy to overlook how great most of the songs on the album are. It must be the most consistent of John's LPs post-Beatles, and it's just about as essential as they come. Co-produced by Phil Spector, yet it's often not as grandly orchestrated as a Wall Of Sound effort, and well tailored to Lennon's songs. Includes "Give Me Some Truth", "Oh My Love", "How Do You Sleep?", "Imagine", "Crippled Inside", "Jealous Guy" and "I Don't Want To Be A Soldier". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has edge wear. Back cover paste-on is unglued and wrinkled on the edges.)

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Clyde McPhatterWelcome Home ... LP
Decca, 1970. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An excellent comeback album from the great Clyde McPhatter! The record was recorded in 1970, after Clyde had spent some time in Europe, kicking about and getting his head together. Clyde's vocals are as great as ever – and the backings are sublime, some of the best he ever received! The album's produced by the team of Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Earl Young – and the trio also handled most of the arrangements, in that sweet late 60s style that was working such magic with Archie Bell & The Drells over at Atlantic. The standout cut on the album is "The Mixed Up Cup", a great soul number that begins with an excellent drumbreak that then goes into the sound of a cup being filled with water! Apart from that sound effect, though, the real strength is Clyde's voice, which is sweet, soulful, and honest on just about every track. Titles include "I'll Belong To You", "If You Only Knew", "Mr Heartache", "A Mother's Love", "Book Of Memories", "Someone To Believe In", and "Please Give Me One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with a promo ink stamp and some writing in pen on back.)

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Steve Miller KC Big BandSwinging Kansas City Sound ... LP
Allen, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featuring Julie Turner on vocals, Carmell Jones on trumpet, and Herman Bell on tenor sax. Titles include "Goin' To Kansas City", "Imagination", "Shiny Stockings", "Route 66", "Just In Time", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some notes in pen on back and some edge wear.)

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MiraclesShop Around/Who's Lovin You ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1964. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Label has some wear.)

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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness – and their genre-bending, gender non-confirming style really pushes forward the energy of underground soul music – as they worked together in an empty storefront in Cleveland to craft this beautiful cycle of songs initial sketches they all fleshed out together – in a mix of shifting vocal leads, heavy drums, dark guitar lines, and proud horn parts. Titles include "Sense Of An Ending", "Something JD Said", "Been Around", "Devil Get Behind Me", "Whom The Bell Tolls", "The Wants", "Deluze (Solange say rmx)", "So Young So", "The Box", and "4 Days". CD
Also available Cycle ... LP 28.99

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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness – and their genre-bending, gender non-confirming style really pushes forward the energy of underground soul music – as they worked together in an empty storefront in Cleveland to craft this beautiful cycle of songs initial sketches they all fleshed out together – in a mix of shifting vocal leads, heavy drums, dark guitar lines, and proud horn parts. Titles include "Sense Of An Ending", "Something JD Said", "Been Around", "Devil Get Behind Me", "Whom The Bell Tolls", "The Wants", "Deluze (Solange say rmx)", "So Young So", "The Box", and "4 Days". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cycle ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Nashville TeensTobacco Road ... LP
London, 1964. Very Good+ ... $44.99
A great little group – not from Nashville, but instead the UK – where they get some excellent production from Mickie Most, who really brings out an edge in their music! Includes their great reading of "Tobacco Road" – plus "Google Eye", "I Like It Like That", "Parchment Farm", "Hurtin Inside", and "Need You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has surface and edge wear.)

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New York CityBest Of New York City ... LP
Chelsea, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The best of their classic early 70's soul tracks, with stunning east coast arrangements and production by Thom Bell, and the sound of the mighty Sigma Sound studios backing the band up. Tracks include "Love Is What You Make It", "I'm Doin' Fine Now", "Make Me Twice The Man", and "Quick, Fast, In A Hurry". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ O'JaysBack Stabbers ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1972. Used ... $3.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! CD
Also available Back Stabbers ... CD 4.99

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O'JaysBack Stabbers ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! CD
Also available Back Stabbers ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Wilson PickettWilson Pickett In Philadelphia ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $9.99
The Wicked Pickett takes his groove up to Philly – and comes up with a whole new sound in the process – a raw new style for the 70s, and one that's almost even more compelling than his Muscle Shoals groove! The album was recorded at the early Sigma Sound studios in Philly – and features arrangements from Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula, and Roland Chambers – all artists who really help bring in a northern vibe to Pickett's music, yet still let those amazingly raw vocals do their thing! In a way, it's this mix of raw and smooth that almost sets the scene for Philly International gems to come a few years later – especially since a lot of the tunes are penned by Gamble & Huff – and instrumentation is provided by Thom Bell on organ, Norman Harris and Bobby Eli on guitars, Ronnie Baker on bass, Earl Young on drums, and Vince Montana on vibes and percussion. Titles include "Days Go By", "Run Joey Run", "Help The Needy", "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", "Ain't No Doubt About It", "Come Right Here", and the classic 2-part track "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, with some splitting.)

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✨✧ Question Mark & The Mysterians96 Tears ... LP
Cameo, Late 60s. Good ... $24.99
A garage psych classic from Question Mark & The Mysterians – the kind of once-in-a-lifetime album that still sounds pretty darn great today! The group are known, of course, for their huge hit "96 Tears" – and the rest of the album's done in a very similar mode – with lots of thin guitars, that wild tinny organ sound, and some great rough-hewn vocals from Question Mark himself! Includes some great originals like "I Need Somebody", "You're Telling Me Lies", "Ten O'Clock", "Set Aside", and "Upside" – as well as a great version of "Stormy Monday"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Audiomatrix/Bell Sound stamps. Cover is still in decent shape, with light aging and a bit of pen on back.)

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RoctoberIssue #43 ... Magazine
Roctober, 2006. New Copy ... $4.99
Interviews with songwriter Paul Williams (focussing on his soundtracks to Phantom of the Paradise and The Muppet Movie), Chicago R&B radio legend La Donna Tittle, Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag, CD6), blues guitarist Walter Trout (Canned Heat), pop vocalist April March, Franco-genius Bertrand Burgalat, Mecca Normal, and Nardwuar versus Afrika Bambaataa. Plus Jobriath, Def Leppard, a lushly illustrated history of Studio One, archival Pedro Bell cartoons, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Voivod, Syd Barrett, Arthur Lee, Johnny Thunders, and over 1000 poorly written record reviews! Magazine

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RoctoberIssue #42 – Comix Galore ... Magazine
Roctober, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99
A lengthy discussion with Chris James of the stellar seventies sweet soul act The Natural Four, Nardwuar vs Queens of the Stone Age, interviews with the last living brother of The Maddox Brothers and Rose, Mark Ridlen of 70s/80s Texas punk/psych band Lithium Xmas (also a member of Rapid Fire, the evil band from Ron Howard's "Cotton Candy"), New Orleans musical eccentric Quintron on his return to his ravaged city, Brazilian guitar legend Toquino, and Beach Boys' biographer Domenic Priore. Also, the scrapbook of Black punk legend Neon Leon, a Clancy Eccles tribute, hundreds of novelty celebrity records profiled, and a history of Diabolik. Plus, lots of great comix, including Freaky Bear by Plastic Crimewave, an incredible recreation of R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" starring Batman by K. Thor Jensen, and lost comics and 70s rock writing by Funkadelic's Pedro Bell. Magazine

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RoctoberIssue #41 ... Magazine
Roctober, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99
Roctober strikes again with another fantastic issue of music wisdom and knowledge from the far side of the spectrum! This time around, the spotlight's on Zory Zenith & Zolar X – who are covered in unusual detail – but our Dusty Groove ears are most tuned to the articles on Archie Bell, Kraftwerk, and Bernie Worrell. Yet as usual, we find our eyes straying all over the issue – captivated by features on oddball artists we'd never heard before, and drawn in by the always-great reviews, comics, and smaller bits in the magazine! Other features include It's The Law, Hall Of Dynamic Greatness, Gaybot, Nardwuar Vs Tommy Chong, and Willie Restum. Magazine

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✨✧ Rolling StonesBig Hits (High Tide & Green Grass) ... LP
London, 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
All the great early hits – including "Play With Fire", "Satisfaction", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "The Last Time", "As Tears Go By", "Get Off My Cloud", "Not Fade Away", "Good Times Bad Times", "Time Is On My Side", and "It's All Over Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereophonic pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear and is missing the booklet. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Satisfaction" and "The Last Time".)

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Tom ScottHair To Jazz – A Groovy Jazz & Pop Musical Experience ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Reedman Tom Scott always gives us something groovy – especially in his early years, when he could effortlessly blend together jazz and soul, funk and rock, and really come up with something new and unique! Here, Tom's in the best mode of his early work on Impulse Records – serving up one of our favorite versions ever of Galt MacDermot's music for Hair, done with a wickedly sharp groove all the way through! The combo here is a quartet with a great flair for unusual timings, arrangements, and instrumentation – and in addition to Scott's unusual phrasings on tenor, soprano sax, and saxcello (used with a bit of Echoplex!), Roger Kellaway plays piano with some great bell-like tones, alongside drums from John Guerin and bass from Chuck Domanico. Many numbers are quite jazz-based, with very open and hip solo work that recalls Scott's Rural Still Life album – and titles include "Easy To Be Hard", "Where Do I Go", "Hair", "Be In", "The Flesh Failures", and "Aquarius". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Woody ShawImagination ... CD
Muse/Savoy, 1988. Used ... $6.99
A late date for Woody Shaw, but a great one too – a bit more straightforward than some of his more righteous albums of the 70s, but still proof that Shaw is easily one of the greatest trumpeters of his generation! The album's got a laidback sort of feel, and features a fair bit of familiar standards – but Woody and the group do plenty to transform them, especially on the solo spots. Shaw's leading a quintet here – with Steve Turre on trombone, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Carl Allen on drums – and titles include "Steve's Blues", "Dat Dere", "Imagination", "If I Were A Bell", "You & The Night & The Music", and "Stormy Weather". CD
(Out of print.)

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SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Atlantic) (180 gram translucent gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Friday Music, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... On February 26, 2021
You can't get anymore classic 70s soul than this! Once the Spinners moved to Atlantic, hooked up with the Philly soul of Thom Bell, their career really took off – as you'll hear on this all-hit set of tracks that virtually defines the sound of AM radio soul. Titles include "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)", "Ghetto Child", "Mighty Love", "Sadie", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", and "Rubberband Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dusty SpringfieldBrand New Me – The Complete Philadelphia Sessions ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Dusty Springfield continues her exploration of American soul begun with the Dusty In Memphis album – but this time around, she's headed for Philly, where she gets to work with the Gamble & Huff production team! In a way, we like this work even better than Dusty's better-known Memphis recordings – because the gliding Philly groove of the time is a lot more fresh, and somehow doesn't sound as forced as some of Dusty's attempts at straighter, deeper soul. Arrangements are by Thom Bell and Roland Chambers – and rhythms are by a core combo that includes Vince Montana, Ugene Dozier, Ronald Baker, Earl Young, and Norman Harris. Tunes are all Gamble & Huff originals – and titles include "Lost", "Let Me In Your Way", "Never Love Again", "Let's Get Together Soon", "Silly Silly Fool", "Star Of My Show", and "Let's Talk It Over". 17 track CD features the complete Philly recordings – including the previously-unissued "Sweet Charlie", and the tracks "Goodbye", "The Richest Girl Alive", "Cherished", and "Summer Love". CD

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✨✧ StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Clark TerryMumbles ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. Used ... $11.99
A surprisingly great little record from Clark Terry – filled with warmth, humor, and some really great grooves! The core of the album is the track "Mumbles", one that's based around Terry kind of slurring a scat vocal to a jazzy 60s groove. The track was a minor hit at the time, and Mainstream recorded a whole album around it – using the arranging talents of Joe Cain, who runs through a lot of elements that really make the set cook – from Latin percussion, to Hammond organ grooving, electric guitar, and an overall sound that's got a hip Verve Records feel. Players include Vinnie Bell on guitar, Willie Bobo on percussion, Grady Tate on drums, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – and Cain really makes the record groove in ways that we've never heard on another Terry session. Titles include "Mumbles", "Rum & Mumbles", "Big Spender", "The Mumbler Strikes Again", "El Blues Latino", and "The Cat From Cadiz". CD
(2017 pressing – includes obi.)

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Three PeppersChronogical Three Peppers 1937 to 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 30s. Used ... $9.99
With Toy Wilson, Bob Bell & walter Williams. CD

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Ville Vannemaa CassiopeiaVille Vannemaa Cassiopeia (10 inch) ... 12-inch
Jazzaggression (Finland), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $15.99
A group with players that you probably can't pronounce, but a sound that will grab you right away – a fantastic combination of vibes, saxes, and trombone – all set to some really great modal rhythms! The combo is led by Ville Vannemaa, who blows tenor and bass clarinet – but the quintet is clearly a very cohesive lineup, and work together with a very fresh, very individual sense of rhythm and tone! Panu Savolainen plays vibes, Kasperi Sarikoski trombone, and rhythm is from the duo of Heikko Remmel on bass and Jaska Lukkarinen – on a batch of originals by Vannemaa. Limited 10" features two tracks not on the album – "Ring The Bell" and "Bacta Tank Blues". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Dionne WarwickTrack Of The Cat ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A wonderful album from Dionne Warwick – probably her greatest record after the early years! The session was recorded with production by Thom Bell at Sigma Sound in Philly – and the style is a sweet blend of Philly modes, from fragile ballads to midtempo groovers, all done in a warm and intimate style that's never cloying, and which really gets at the depth of Dionne's soulful style. The record's one of those that you might have passed by for years, but which if you heard it playing at someone's house, you'd say "Dang! What the heck is that?" Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Track Of The Cat", "His House & Me", "Once You Hit The Road", "This Is Love", and "Love Me One More Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the emboseed cover, lightly bent near the opening, includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Dinah WashingtonIn The Land Of Hi Fi ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The Hi Fi in the title might imply that there's a bit more going on here arrangement-wise than on some of Dinah's other albums – but the scoring by Hal Mooney is still pretty straight, in a sophisticated jazzy mode that works best with the vocals, and which never overwhelms the singing for sake of some silly instrumental flourishes. Junior Mance plays piano with the group, and titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "My Ideal", "Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You", "If I Were A Bell", "Say It Isn't So", and "What'll I Tell My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Polydor pressing in a barcode cover.)

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Joe WilliamsNight At Count Basie's (UK pressing) ... LP
Vanguard (UK), 1956. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Accompanied by Emmett Berry, Aaron Bell, Vic Dickenson, Marlowe Morris, Bobby Henderson, and Bobby Donaldson. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top & bottom seams.)

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special ... CD
Strata/Uuquipleu, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". CD

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VariousBarjazz 3 ... CD
Motor (Germany), 1998. Used ... $12.99
The folks at Motor Music got German hipster Gotz Alsmann to put together this moody set of 50's and 60's jazz tracks with a "barjazz" sound that makes you feel like you're kicking back in some darkly lit dive in the middle of the evening! There's a great mix of bluesy jazz, and R&B tinged vocal tracks – and titles include "Big Bad Wolf" by Freddie Bell & The Bell Boys, "Peace Of Mind" by Louis Jordan, "Blue & Yellow" by Ambrose Seelos, "Sunny" by Wes Montgomery, "Foggy Day" by Toni Harper, "Nothing But A Fool" by Oscar Brown & Luiz Henrique, and lots more! Nice bluesy jazzy jukebox sound, and a lot like the Modjazz sets on Ace! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHustle – Reggae Disco – Kingston London New York (expanded 3LP edition – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 39.98
A fantastic collection that looks at the relationship between American soul and reggae in a very unique way – not the early crossovers of soul and rocksteady in the 60s, but a big wave of disco-inspired sounds in the 70s! The set brings together some great Jamaican and British versions of American club tracks from the late 70s and early 80s, plus some soul cuts from earlier years – often done with rhythms that are slower and more bad-stepping, in a true reggae mode – but with songs and lyrics that are lifted right from bit hits by artists like Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and others! The mix of modes is wonderful – and maybe comes across even better than on some of the Afro disco records of the period – thanks to a great track selection, in the usual Soul Jazz standard. Titles include "I'm Every Woman" by Latisha, "In The Rain" by rRnest Ranglin, "Reggae Beat Goes On" by Family Choice, "Ring My Bell" by Blood Sisters, "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Derrick Laro & Trinity, "Do It Nice & Easy" by Chariot Riders, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" by Black Harmony, "Upside Down" by Carol Cool, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by Sharon Forrester, "Rappers Delight" by Xanadu & Sweet Lady, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" by Risco Connection, "Am I The Same Girl" by Charmaine Burnette, and "Be Thankful For What You Got" by One Blood. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! New expanded edition – with more material than the previous version!)
 
 
 



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