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Ben SidranBop City ... LP
Antilles, 1983. Sealed ... $7.99
A really wonderful record from vocalist Ben Sidran – kind of a return to straighter jazz vocals after his late 70s experiments with soul – but at a level that shows all the hipper styles he'd picked up in the process! The album features co-production by Mike Mainieri, who's most likely leading the small combo on vibes – an excellent groupt hat also features Phil Woods on alto, Steve Khan on guitar, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums – as well as piano from Ben. Most tracks feature new lyrics by Sidran for key jazz standards – and titles include "Nardis", "Solar", "Big Nick", "Little Sherry", and "Monk's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ben SidranDon't Let Go ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Tight funky jazz from vocalist Ben Sidran – still very much in his best early mode, and playing with a really raw sound overall! Ben's vocals are in that down-home Mose Allison mode, but the real charm is the music – which features funky drums by Clyde Stubblefield, the man responsible for the legendary break on James Brown's "Funky Drummer" – plus great playing by Chicago talents Sonny Seals on tenor, Bunky Green on alto, and Phil Upchurch on bass. Ben's piano is pretty great too – especially on the funky tracks – as it comes across with a hard left side sort of sound that really makes for a wonderful groove! Key titles include "Snatch", "The Funky Elephant", "The Foolkiller", "Fat Jam", and "Hey Hey Baby" – which has a great funky break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have an inscription in pen, with some ring and edge wear.)

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Ben SidranFree In America/Doctor Is In/Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Four albums from the great Ben Sidran – a mighty hip jazz singer, and a great pianist too! First up is Free In America – a great little set all the way through – and about as classic as you can get for Sidran in the 70s! The album's got a bit more soul in the mix, but still has some jazzy elements in the backings – and where things were sometimes messed up in the past, they're much more straightforward here – in ways that make the record really sparkle nicely! Ben's voice is still really compelling, and as on his best albums, there's some nice funky grooves in the mix that keep things fresh. Players include Phil Upchurch on bass and guitar, Woody Shaw on trumpet, David Newman and Sonny Seals on saxes, and Richard Tee on organ. Titles include the great instrumental "Let's Make A Deal" – a fast groover with guitar and keyboards riffing away, sounding like some lost jazz funk gem from the Fantasy Records catalog – plus "Beg For It", "Cuban Connection", "Free In America", "New York State Of Mind", and "Feel Your Groove". Doctor Is In is one of Ben Sidran's biggest records from the 70s – a smooth combination of jazz, fusion, soul, and a bit of New Orleans groove! There's still a very unique feel to Sidran's music here – a sense of personality that really makes the whole thing sparkle – and which keeps the record from sounding too much like anyone else. Grooves are a great mix of jazz and soul elements – in territory that certainly has a 70s LA sort of quality, but which never gets too poppy or commercial – thanks to Ben's vocals, and mostly small combo backings from players who include Phil Upchurch on bass, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Larry Carlton on guitar, and Tony Williams on drums. Nick DeCaro adds in a bit of extra strings from time to time – and titles include "Silver's Serenade", "Charlie's Blues", "Be Nice", "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "One Way Grave", and "See You On The Other Side". Little Kiss In The Night is one of our all-time favorites from the great Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong dose of fusion in the mix! The grooves here are somehow a bit sharper than the few Sidran records before – with a quality that almost reminds us of Fantasy Records soul from the mid 70s, or some of the best jazz-tinged R&B sets of the time – all linked back nicely to Ben's rootsier elements from the start. As always, Sidran's got some really top-shelf musicians on board to help him find his groove – including Phil Woods on alto sax, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Arthur Adams on guitar – and arrangements on many numbers are by Mike Melvoin, who sounds even funkier here than we'd expect. There's a great instrumental on the set called "The Cadillac Kid", which has a nice hard fusion groove – and other cuts include "Face Your Fears", "Doing You", and "Moose The Mooch". Live At Montreux is tightly funky work from Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong lineup of players, and the open-ended relaxed setting of Montreux! The tracks here are a bit longer than some of Ben's studio sides for the label at the time – and almost hearken back to the more open flow of his Blue Thumb years – with plenty of room not only for Sidran's great vocals, but also from instrumental contributions from Steve Khan on guitar, Mike Mainieri on vibes, and the Brecker Brothers on horns. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Eat It", "Song For A Sucker Like You", "Midnight Tango/Walking With The Blues", and "Come Together". CD

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✨✧ Ben SidranMr P's Shuffle ... CD
Bean Bag/Go Jazz, 1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben SidranMr P's Shuffle (Original Master Recording gold CD) ... CD
Go Jazz/Mobile Fidelity, 1980. Used ... $33.99
... CD
(Out of print gold CD pressing.)

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Ben SidranToo Hot To Touch ... LP
Windham Hill, 1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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✨✧ Ben SidranLittle Kiss In The Night ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our all-time favorites from the great Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong dose of fusion in the mix! The grooves here are somehow a bit sharper than the few Sidran records before – with a quality that almost reminds us of Fantasy Records soul from the mid 70s, or some of the best jazz-tinged R&B sets of the time – all linked back nicely to Ben's rootsier elements from the start. As always, Sidran's got some really top-shelf musicians on board to help him find his groove – including Phil Woods on alto sax, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Arthur Adams on guitar – and arrangements on many numbers are by Mike Melvoin, who sounds even funkier here than we'd expect. There's a great instrumental on the set called "The Cadillac Kid", which has a nice hard fusion groove – and other cuts include "Face Your Fears", "Doing You", and "Moose The Mooch". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Ben SidranDon't Let Go ... CD
MCA/Blue Thumb (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tight funky jazz from vocalist Ben Sidran – still very much in his best early mode, and playing with a really raw sound overall! Ben's vocals are in that down-home Mose Allison mode, but the real charm is the music – which features funky drums by Clyde Stubblefield, the man responsible for the legendary break on James Brown's "Funky Drummer" – plus great playing by Chicago talents Sonny Seals on tenor, Bunky Green on alto, and Phil Upchurch on bass. Ben's piano is pretty great too – especially on the funky tracks – as it comes across with a hard left side sort of sound that really makes for a wonderful groove! Key titles include "Snatch", "The Funky Elephant", "The Foolkiller", "Fat Jam", and "Hey Hey Baby" – which has a great funky break! CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)
Also available Don't Let Go ... LP 6.99
 
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✨✧ Mose AllisonEarth Wants You ... CD
Blue Note, 1994. Used ... $3.99
Produced by Ben Sidran and featuring Paul Motian on drums, John Scofield on guitar, Joe Lovano on alto, Randy Brecker on trumpet, and Ray Mantilla on conga! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dwight DruikTanger ... LP
Bobinason/Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Cool Canadian vocals from Dwight Druick – a singer who works in French with a very soulful sound overall! The album's partly got the feel of some of the best compressed crossover work of the US scene of the mid 70s – but it's also got a jazzier feel overall too, one that brings a slight dose of fusion into the grooves and deepens the sound nicely – helping push Druick's lyrics into territory that stretches out spaciously – a bit in the territory of the best 70s work by Michael Franks, Ben Sidran, Kenny Rankin, and other hip singers who veer somewhat from straight jazz, soul, or pop. Instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and guitar, but also includes some nice vibes too – and titles include a great remake of "Georgy Porgy", plus "Prends Ton Temps", "Tanger", "Voudou", "Un Seul Visage", "Ouvre Tex Yeux", and "Quand Tu Te Laisses Aller". CD also features an extended disco version of "Georgy Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dan Hicks & The Hot LicksIt Happened One Bite (widescreen edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Pretty great later work from Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – not the immediately-retro style of their earlier albums, but instead this wonderful blend of so many different jazz and acoustic elements – set forward with a style that's wonderfully groovy overall! There's a hip, scatting vibe to the music that almost puts Hicks in the same 70s territory as Ben Sidran – although maybe a few notches earlier in terms of his inspirations – yet coming across with a breezy warmth that's really beautiful, almost like the shift that Maria Muldaur had made from her trad styles of the 60s to the groove of "Midnight At The Oasis". Fender Rhodes warms the record up at all the right moments – and titles include "Boogaloo Jones", "Cruzin", "Garden In The Rain", "Dizzy Dogs", "Vinnie's Lookin Good", "Lovers For Life", and "Collared Blues". Great CD issue features the full material originally recorded for release as a soundtrack – the tracks on the album, plus 9 more unreleased bonus tracks – including "Gone With The Wind", "Hummin To Myself", "Lulu's Back In Town", "You Belong To Me", and "Walkin My Baby Back Home". CD

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Sopwith CamelMiraculous Hump Returns From The Moon (marble smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A really wonderful little record – by a group who should have been much bigger than they were! Despite the fact that these guys are an obscure rock band with a silly name, the record's a perfect example of the subtly soulful work that was coming out of various west coast sources during the 70s – the kind of album-oriented work that yielded gems for play on underground FM radio, but which has been mostly lost to the shifting sands of time, save for some well-placed rescue in the reissue scene. The gem on this one is the smooth stepper "Fazon", but the album's got a few other nice ones too, with a jazzy tinge that's almost in debt to Mose Allison or Ben Sidran – that kind of cool blend of many elements with younger ideas that was bubbling up on the Bay Area scene. Titles include "Dancin Wizard", "Monkeys On the Moon", "Sneaky Smith", and "Astronaut Food". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on marbled "smoke" vinyl!)

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VariousTell Me Something – The Songs Of Mose Allison ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Songs of Mose Allison by Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Ben Sidran and Mose himself. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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✨✧ Steve Miller BandNumber 5 ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time around – working in more influences than before, and really finding his voice – or more appropriately, that great way his vocals can be filtered in with the production. Other guests include Ben Sidran and Nicky Hopkins – helping to reinstate the keyboard sound in the group – and titles include "Steve Miller's Midnight Tango", "Industrial Military Complex Hex", "Never Kill Another Man", "Going To The Country", and "Hot Chili". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAll Day Thumbsucker Revisited – A History Of Blue Thumb Records (2CD set) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mixed bag of tracks issued in 1995 to celebrate the history of the legendary Blue Thumb label from the 70s – and although there's a lot of rock numbers on here that we could do without, there's plenty of nice bits for groovers, too! Some of the best cuts are from albums that we can hardly ever find on vinyl, and the album's got a mix of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, soul, and funk tunes. Titles include "Bird's Word" by The Last Poets, "Images" by Sun Ra, "Breezin" by Gabor Szabo, "The Frog" by Joao Donato, "Blackbird" by Bossa Rio, "Fat Jam" by Ben Sidran, "Little Mama" by Luis Gasca, "Put It Where You Want It" by The Crusaders, and "Darkness Darkness" by Phil Upchurch. CD

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✨✧ Mose AllisonGimcracks & Gewgaws ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Produced by Ben Sidran and featuring Paul Motian on drums. CD

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✨✧ Mose AllisonMose Chronicles – Live In London Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Produced by Ben Sidran with Jim Mullen on guitar, Roy Babbington on bass, and Mark Taylor on drums. CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Dwight DruikTanger ... CD
Bobinason/Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool Canadian vocals from Dwight Druick – a singer who works in French with a very soulful sound overall! The album's partly got the feel of some of the best compressed crossover work of the US scene of the mid 70s – but it's also got a jazzier feel overall too, one that brings a slight dose of fusion into the grooves and deepens the sound nicely – helping push Druick's lyrics into territory that stretches out spaciously – a bit in the territory of the best 70s work by Michael Franks, Ben Sidran, Kenny Rankin, and other hip singers who veer somewhat from straight jazz, soul, or pop. Instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and guitar, but also includes some nice vibes too – and titles include a great remake of "Georgy Porgy", plus "Prends Ton Temps", "Tanger", "Voudou", "Un Seul Visage", "Ouvre Tex Yeux", and "Quand Tu Te Laisses Aller". CD also features an extended disco version of "Georgy Porgy". CD
Also available Tanger ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Jon RegenHigher Ground ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice little record from Jon Regen – a singer who works in a space that's somewhere in between jazz and more familiar singer/songwriter modes – in a legacy that might begin with Ben Sidran in the 70s, and come up to present work by an artist like Jamie Cullum! Regen's got a nicely warm sound in his approach – but not one that's too smooth or commercial – as most of these songs are very understated, and done with a mix of lead piano instrumentation and other touches around the edges – sometimes maybe a bit of stepped-up rhythm, but never in a way that challenges the vocals. Titles include "Hole In My Heart", "Every Night", "Goodnight New York", "New Sensation", "Who Cares If Everybody Else Knows", "Jupiter Calling", and "Higher Ground". CD
 
 
 



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