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MFSB/Three Degrees/Billy Paul/O'JaysGolden Gate Groove – The Sound Of Philadelphia Live 1973 (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. New Copy ... On June 12, 2021
The setting is the Golden Gate, but the sound is pure Philly International – a rare early live performance from the label, featuring some of its key vocal heavyweights working here with live accompaniment from MFSB! Although the instrumental group backed Philly artists often in the studio, this 1973 concert marks the only time they worked live with the singers – in a stunning showcase for the young label, performed as part of a Columbia Records convention in San Francisco! Given the setting, and the uniqueness of the whole event, the CD release of this rare material is a treasure for soul fans of many generations – a rare addition to the amazing run of music the label first started giving us at the time. The set begins with MFSB doing a version of "Freddie's Dead" – then runs into Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes singing "I Miss You", "The Love I Lost", and "If You Don't Know Me By Now" – followed by Three Degrees on "I Didn't Know" and "Dirty Ol Man". MFSB then follow with "TSOP", then Billy Paul sings "East" and "Me & Mrs Jones", and the set ends with The O'Jays on "Love Train", "Sunshine", "Back Stabbers", and "When The World's At Peace". (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on June 12 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy Paul360 Degrees Of Billy Paul/War Of The Gods (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 28.99
Two ultra-hip albums from Billy Paul – back to back in a single set! First up is 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul – a record that features Billy Paul at the height of his powers – able to capture the ears of the crossover audience, yet still stay very strongly on message – all with this righteous power that maybe makes Billy one of the hippest mainstream soul stars of the 70s! Gamble & Huff are at the helm, and arrangements at Sigma Sound are by Lenny Pakula, Norman Harris, and Bobby Martin – but throughout the whole thing, it's Billy's delivery that really sends the record over the top – the new sense of maturity he brings to the huge hit "Me & Mrs Jones", the funky vibe of "Am I Black Enough For You", and the wealth of great work on tracks that include "I'm Gonna Make It This Time", "I'm Just A Prisoner", "Brown Baby", and "Let's Stay Together". A masterpiece of sophisticated soul that not only had Billy crossing over big, but which opened whole new doors in the market for black male singers! War Of The Gods is a stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a deeper sense of spirituality, and long experience as a sophisticated vocalist. This album's one of his most sublime efforts – kind of a quasi-spiritual record with a similar high-concept approach to some of Marvin Gaye's work from the same time – really righteous, in ways that the Philly label didn't always hit – and which really goes past even most of Billy's already hip previous efforts. Gamble and Huff produced and wrote most of the record – including the two long tracks that make up side one, "I See The Light" and "War Of The Gods", the latter of which starts out slow and moody, then breaks out into a club groove. Other titles include the more standard soul tune "The Whole Town's Talking", plus "Thanks For Saving My Life" and "Peace Holy Peace". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Billy PaulJuly July July July (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo pressing, in a Philly International sleeve.)

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✨✧ Billy PaulBest Of Billy Paul ... CD
Philadelphia International/CBS, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
10 tracks that cover a lot of the mode that Billy worked in at Philly. Titles include "Love Buddies", "Let's Make A Baby", "Thanks For Saving My Life", "Let 'Em In", "Me & Mrs Jones", "Am I Black Enough For You", "How Good Is Your Game", "Be Truthful To Me", "This Is Your Life", and "Billy's Back Home". CD
 
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✨✧ Paul Butterfield's Better DaysLive At Winterland Ballroom ... CD
Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heady work from Paul Butterfield's second great group – his mighty Better Days ensemble, heard here in a nicely unbridled live set from the early 70s! Paul himself is mighty great on vocals and harmonica – but the group's a very cohesive unit, too – with additional vocals and guitar from Amos Garrett and Geoff Muldaur, organ and piano from Ronnie Barron, and some mighty heavy drums from Billy Rich! The music seems to have even more punch than on some of Butterfield's studio sessions – blues rock, but with a little something extra, too – and titles include "Higway 28", "Broke My Baby's Hert", "Countryside", "Buried Alive In The Blues", and "Small Town Talk". CD

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✨✧ DeviantsDeviants 3 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy ... About May 28, 2021
A fantastic underground set from the UK scene at the end of the 60s – the final record by The Deviants, who'd later go on to form the core of Pink Fairies – but who sound a lot weirder and wilder here! Part of that difference is lead singer Mick Farren, who also handled the production – which really does a lot with a little, and makes any of the group's guitar-heavy, blues-inspired licks sound stranger in the company of some of the odd effects and unusual vocal styles too. Make no mistake, there's plenty of fantastic guitar on the record – thanks to Paul Rudolph, who's completely searing at most moments – but Farren balances things out nicely with his touches too, on strange-titled songs that include "The Junior Narco Rangers", "Black George Does It With His Tongue", "Death Of A Dream Machine", "Metamorphosis Exploration", "Billy The Monster", and "Rumbling Black Transit Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy EdwardsNothin But The Truth! ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good ... $29.99
Great stuff – and one of the groovier Teddy Edwards sessions from the 60s! The group's a sextet – with Walter Davis piano, Paul Chambers bass, Billy Higgins drums, Phil Orlando guitar, and Montego Joe on congas and bongos. The band grooves in a soul jazz vamping mode – darkly tinged, with a bit of that Blue Note style of expression – and over the top. Edwards plays some wonderful solos, raspy in tone, with a nice edge to his tenor, slurred out in some gutbuckety playing that's very much in the pocket! Titles include "Brazilian Skies", "Lovin It, Lovin It", "Nothin But The Truth", and "On The Street Where You Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. NOTE: vinyl is great overall, but has a few tiny, secondary moments of groove damage – which make an odd short squeak a few times. The rest is great – and cover is great.)

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Johnny MandelHarper ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
A hell of a soundtrack from the great Johnny Mandel – maybe his jazziest work of the 60s, and perfectly scored for this groovy cop film that stars Paul Newman as the 45-wielding title character! The vibe here is almost more 60s Quincy Jones than anything else – with sublime orchestrations from Dick Hazard, Bill Holman, and Billy Byers – which all have this great balance between swinging ensemble passages and standout solo instruments, including a sweet bit of Hammond. The record features two vocal tracks – "As Sure As You're Born" with lyrics by Marilyn & Alan Bergman, and vocals by Sam Fletcher – "Quietly There", by Morgan Ames with vocals by Ruth Price – and instrumental titles include "Magnus Cum Louder", "Harper", "Harper's Ferry", "Mexican Breakfast", and "Bel Air". Also features the vocal track "Livin Alone" – written by Andre Previn, with lyrics by Dory Previn. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed mono pressing! Shrinkwrap has a sticker remnant.)

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Dave StrykerBlue Soul ... CD
Strikezone, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Guitarist Dave Stryker really steps out here – getting these full, fluid backings from the WDR Big Band, conducted by reedman Bob Mintzer – who also takes a few tenor solos on the record too! It's not always easy to have a guitar shine out in front of a large group – but Dave does a great job here, almost recalling 60s sessions of this nature from Wes Montgomery and George Benson, and doing a similar style of mixing the colors of his strings with the larger flourishes of the jazz ensemble! The group also features some nice solo moments – Hammond from Billy Test, tenor from Paul Heller, alto from Johan Horlen, and trombone from Andy Hunter. Titles include a nice version of the Marvin Gaye tune "Trouble Man" – plus "Stan's Shuffle", "Shadowboxing", "Blues Strut", "When Doves Cry", and "Aha". CD

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

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VariousRoy Orbison Connection – 34 Roots & Covers Of Roy Orbison ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Roy Orbison is one of the most unique figures in rock and roll – so much so, we always tend to think of the man as a musical style unto his own – an assumption that's nicely broken by the wealth of work in this wonderful set! As the title implies, the CD features covers of Roy's hits, and tunes that inspired his music too – but way more than that, the whole thing really sets a scene for the rising power of Orbison from the Sun years onwards – music served up by singers who don't try to copy that unusual vocal style of Roy, but instead go off in all sorts of different directions on the tunes! As with the other Bear Family titles in this "connections" series, the approach is great – very illuminating, and supported by copious notes that really get at all the different things that are going on. 34 tracks in all – with titles that include "Go Go Go" by Narvel Felts, "Pretty Paper" by Willie Nelson, "Candy Man" by Wanda Jackson, "I Like It" by Vince Taylor, "You're My Baby" by Billy Lee Riley, "Rock House" by Bobby Fuller, "Oobie Doobie" by Sid King & The Five Strings, "Mean Woman Blues" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Blue Bayou" by Mike Redway, "The Crowd" by Waylon Jennings, "In Dreams" by Les Carle, and "Running Scared" by Paul Rich. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Hits Of The 70s – Didn't It Blow Your Mind! Vol 9 ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Everybody Plays the Fool" by The Main Ingredient, "Use Me" by Bill Withers, "Hearsay" by The Soul Children, "Rip Off" by Laura Lee, "Starting All over Again" by Mel & Tim, "Freddie's Dead" by Curtis Mayfield, "If You Don't Know Me by Now" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash, "Work to Do" by The Isley Brothers, "992 Arguments" by The O'Jays, "Keeper of the Castle" by The Four Tops, and "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousValentine's Day – 29 Tributes To Love & Passion ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A sweet little valentine, and one with a real 50s feel – a vibe that really lives up to the cover, served up here in tunes that mix together rock, pop, jazz, and country-styled modes! The set's got the best sort of Bear Family snap and sparkle – really well-chosen tunes that go way past the obvious – united with a theme of love and romance, but all pretty upbeat, rocking, and plenty darn fun overall! A good deal of the tracks here are brand new to our ears – great nuggets wrestled from the farther reaches of the postwar single boom – and titles include "She's The One For Me" by The Aquatones, "Love Me Forever" by Jodie Sands, "Baby Of Mine" by Tom Dorsam, "My Love Will Never Die" by The Channels, "Tongue Tied" by Jimmy Maddin, "Liebetwist" by The Violents, "I'm Sending You Red Roses" by Jimmy Wakely, "You Are My Destiny" by Paul Anka, "My Funny Valentine" by Mary Kaye Trio, "My Hero" by Sue Thompson, "Come Softly To Me" by The Fleetwoods, "You're My Inspiration" by Nancy Lee & The Bachelors, and "Forever" by Billy Walker. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonHi Fi Ellington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus "The Controversial Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Collectors Series pressing.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday With Tony Scott ... CD
Giants Of Jazz (Italy), Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 50s recordings with groups led by Tony Scott – featuring Paul Quinichette and Budd Johnson on tenors, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Billy Bauer on guitar, and Wynton Kelly on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousPhilly Soul – The Sound Of Philadelphia 1967 to 1980 ... CD
Sony/Starbucks, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Billy Paul, Three Degrees, Stylistics, Spinners, Soul Survivors, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, People's Choice, and the O'Jays – 16 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... CD
Columbia, 1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". CD
(Out of print, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittCome Hither ... LP
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sonny blows Varitone on this groovy set of 60s pop tunes arranged and conducted by Jimmy Mundy. The group features guitar by Billy Butler, organ by Paul Griffin, and work on sax and flute by Jerome Richardson – and while the album's not Stitt's finest bop or soul jazz moment, it does have some cool little tunes that shouldn't be overlooked! These include "Tasty Cakes", a choppy little groover with a lot of time changes and a really odd sound; "California Soul", one of those tunes that sounds great no matter who does it; and "Soiree", a bassy mod number that's kind of like a party scene from some camp 60s film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear and some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul Meets P-Vine Jazz ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare jazz gems from the 60s and 70s – all tracks from albums that have been reissued on the P-Vine label in recent years, but pulled together with an especially groovy focus for the Free Soul series! Most of these tunes are upbeat and very lively, and the strong presence of jazz vocals really links the style of the collection to the more familiar soul-based Free Soul titles – although a number of these tracks really stretch out into more spiritual jazz territory too! The CD features over 80 minutes of music – all of them great – and titles include "You've Got To Have Freedom" by Pharoah Sanders, "On A Clear Day" by Fred Johnson, "The One Who Needs You" by Vince Andrews, "Moves" by Doug Hammond, "Attica" by The Descendents Of Mike & Phoebe, "Sack Full Of Dreams" by Paul Humphrey, "He Loves You" by Janice Borla, "Feel Like Making Love" by Meta Roos, "Common Ground" by Judy Roberts, and "Dancing & Singing" by Billy Wooten. CD

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✨✧ Daniel RachelArt Of Noise – Conversations With Great Songwriters ... Book
St Martins, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's a bit misleading – as there's not really any noise going on here, and the main focus is on lyricism – given that the author spends his time interviewing a huge array of famous songwriters for this project! The book is very large, and features author Daniel Rachel interviewing a big scope of songwriters with a focus on their process and their craft – a list of talents that skews strongly British, and which includes Sting, Jimmy Page, Lily Allen, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Joan Armatrading, Noel Gallagher, Jimmy Page, Robin Gibb, Damon Albarn, Ray Davies, Annie Lennox, Mick Jones, Billy Bragg, Bryan Ferry, and others. Book is 514 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ VariousElvis Presley Connection Vol 1 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the Elvis Presley universe – not sounds by the King himself, but music that first inspired his creations – and other songs that have contemporary artists inspired by the records that Presley was releasing during the early years of his career! The collection is fantastic – a great sideline to the famous sounds of Elvis and Sun Records – and there's a really great range of material included throughout, all supported by very detailed notes that really show the thought and care that went into the selection of tracks. The whole thing is as vibrant and colorful as the image on the cover – and titles include "All Shook Up" by David Hill, "Just Because" by The Shelton Brothers, "Baby Let's Play House" by Vince Taylor, "King Creole" by Dick Penrose, "Hard Headed Woman" by Paul Rich, "Baby I Don't Care" by Rodney Scott, "I Beg Of You" by Jimmy Lane, "Hot Dog" by Young Jessie, "I Need Your Love Tonight" by Col Joye & The Joy Boys, "Love Me" by Billy Williams Quartet, "Paralyzed" by Mickie Most & His Playboys, and "Mystery Train" by Vernon Taylor. CD

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✨✧ Ken Werner Sextett298 Bridge Street ... LP
AMF (Germany), 1981. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Ken Werner plays with Joe Lovano on tenor sax, flute, and musette, Billy Drewes on tenor, soprano, and alto sax, Bill De'Arrango on guitar, Ratso Harris on bass, and Tom Rainey on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Ballad For Paul Motion". Cover has light wear and a small center split in the bottom seam.)
 
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✨✧ VariousHillbilly Boogie ... CD
Legacy/Columbia, 1940s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features music by Johnny Bond & His Red River Boys, Spade Cooley, Al Dexter & His Troopers, Curley Williams, and Paul Howard & His Cotton Pickers – 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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George HowardLove Will Follow ... CD
GRP, 1986. Used ... $9.99
George Howard on saxophone, Cornelius Mims on bass, Ron Smith on guitar, Philip Woo on keyboards and synthesizer, Billy Johnson on drums, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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Archie SheppThings Have Got To Change ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
Wonderful post-Paris work from Archie Shepp – a record that has him bringing more focus back into his work after sessions overseas – and also making some great use of the legendary Joe Lee Wilson on vocals! There's a feeling here that's a real change for Shepp, but a great one too – a sound that's trying to reach new levels of expression in jazz – with a bit less of the sharp edges of the 60s, and more of the warmer, more righteous modes of the post-Coltrane generation. Wilson's vocals really help Shepp achieve those aims – by adding a lyrical balance to the tunes, and imbuing them with additional messages beyond the instrumentation – especially on the extended suite "Money Blues", which takes up all of side one. Also important is Cal Massey, who composed two of the tracks on the set, and also plays electric piano alongside Shepp in a spare duet on the beautiful "Dr King The Peaceful Warrior". Other players include Grachan Moncur and Charles Greenlee on trombones, Billy Butler on guitar, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Ted Daniels on trumpet – and Romulus Franceschini adds some electronic music on "Things Have Got To Change". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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✨✧ Archie SheppThings Have Got To Change/Cry Of My People ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1971/1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of Impulse Records classics from Archie Shepp! Things Have Got To Change is wonderful post-Paris work from Archie Shepp – a record that has him bringing more focus back into his work after sessions overseas – and also making some great use of the legendary Joe Lee Wilson on vocals! There's a feeling here that's a real change for Shepp, but a great one too – a sound that's trying to reach new levels of expression in jazz – with a bit less of the sharp edges of the 60s, and more of the warmer, more righteous modes of the post-Coltrane generation. Wilson's vocals really help Shepp achieve those aims – by adding a lyrical balance to the tunes, and imbuing them with additional messages beyond the instrumentation – especially on the extended suite "Money Blues", which takes up all of side one. Also important is Cal Massey, who composed two of the tracks on the set, and also plays electric piano alongside Shepp in a spare duet on the beautiful "Dr King The Peaceful Warrior". Other players include Grachan Moncur and Charles Greenlee on trombones, Billy Butler on guitar, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Ted Daniels on trumpet – and Romulus Franceschini adds some electronic music on "Things Have Got To Change". Cry Of My People is one of the most righteous albums ever from Archie Shepp – a beautiful late Impulse set of grooves, and a record that matches the genius of Attica Blues! Shepp's working with a losse collective of players that includes Charles Greenlee, Harold Mabern, and Beaver Harris – plus vocalists like Joe Lee Wilson and Peggie Blue – all to craft a set of tunes that are as righteous and political as they are spiritual and soulful! The great Cal Massey handled arrangements on a number of the tracks on the set – bringing together the players with a wonderfully unified feel, pushing away the easy spirituality of earlier records to forge a massively powerful sound – and Shepp matches his great efforts by blowing some of his most soulful lines on record! Titles include the wonderful "African Drum Suite (parts 1 & 2)", plus "A Prayer", "Cry Of My People", "The Lady", "All God's Children Got A Home In The Universe", and "Rest Enough". CD

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✨✧ XLos Angeles ... LP
Slash/Fat Possum, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records to ever come out of the west coast punk scene at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – incredibly well-penned and well-played – at a level that instantly leaves behind so many of its contemporaries! The themes of the tunes are fantastic – sung by Exene Cervenka and John Doe – as little tales of lust, greed, compromise, and decay – all set to the fantastic drums of DJ Bonebrake and the searing guitar of the great Billy Zoom! The quartet are amazing together – never missing a beat as they rip through classics that include "Your Phone's Off The Hook But You're Not", "Johnny Hit & Run Pauline", "Soul Kitchen", "Nausea", "Los Angeles", and "Sex & Dying In High Society". LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 remastered version.)

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul 2010s – Urban Jazz ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 2010s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazzy grooves from the global underground – all brought together in a sweet set of tracks for the Free Soul series! Despite the "urban jazz" in the title, the sound here isn't the smooth jazz you might expect – and instead these tracks are mostly small label numbers that are hipper than usual, often with a blend of instrumentation and vocals that really shows the more forward-thinking side of the contemporary underground! Titles include "Already There" by Taylor McFerrin with Robert Glasper, "Hyperballad" by Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, "Thinkin Bout You" by Becca Stevens Band, "Singularis" by Eric Harland Voyager, "The Look Out" by Richard Spaven, "Lorton" by Zhenya Strigalev, "Nothing Like This" by Erimaj featuring Chris Turner, "Willow" by Elizabeth Shepherd, "7th Avenue North" by Marc Cary, "Sketch For Miguel" by Mark De Clive-Lowe, and "Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp" by Billy Childs with Esperanza Spaulding. CD

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✨✧ George HowardDancing In The Sun ... CD
GRP, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
George Howard on soprano saxophone, Cornelius Mims on bass, Eddie Martinez and Ron Smith on guitar, Paulinho Da Costa on percusssion, Denzil Miller and Kae Williams on synthesizer, Billy Johnson on drums, Billy Childs, Denzil Miller, Kae Williams, Philip Woo, and Todd Cochran on keyboards, and Alan Blake, Billy Davis, Clararitti Boggs, Clare Blake, Eddie Martinez, Kevin Dorsey, Lynn Davis, Phillip Ingram, and Siedah Garrett on backing vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousJewel Deep Soul Story (3CD set) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful batch of southern soul tracks – and one of the first times anyone's really made a strong set out of the under-reissued gems from the Jewel/Paula catalog! Most of the interest in the label's reissues has leaned towards the bluesier side of its output – and while this set definitely has a touch of the blues, it's also got a lot more soul numbers than we've ever seen on other Jewel compilations – a really rich array of material that shows just how powerful the Shreveport-based label was in keeping the southern soul flames alive. Plus, the package is very well divided – with one CD of 60s tracks, one of 70s classic soul, and one of smoother modern numbers from the later years of the label – work that never gets reissued that much, and which is a great counterpart to the older songs!. Titles include "A Man In Love" by George Patterson, "What Was I Suppose To Do" by Clarence Carter, "I'm Trapped" by Carl Sims, "Go On & Help Yourself" by Albert Washington, "Losers Win Sometimes" by Billy Keene, "Baby Be Mine" by Eddy Giles, "Ain't That The Way" by Clay Hammond, "Do What You Think Is Best" by Buddy Ace, "Checkin Out" by Lee Shot Williams, "I Want You Back Again" by Johnnie Taylor, "There Goes The Girl" by Banny Price, "Right Now Is The Time" by Willie Morganfield, "Lay It On Me Right Now" by Na Allen, "Heap Of People" by Dee Allen, "Over & Over" by The Conway Brothers, "I Stayed Away Too Long" by Wallace Brothers, and "Funky Broadway" by Bobby Powell. CD
 
 
 



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