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Bob RockwellBlack Jack (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Marshmallow (Japan), 2004. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
 
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Jack TeagardenIndispensable Jack Teagarden 1928 to 1957 ... LP
RCA/Black & White (France), Late 20s/1930s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur BriggsArthur Briggs In Berlin – 14 Rare Recordings From 1927 ... LP
Black Jack (Germany), 1927. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fading at the spine.)
 
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Jack Clements & Dale StevensWeird & The Beard ... LP
Fraternity, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Miles DavisBlack Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West ... CD
Sony, 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Four sides of noisy, funky, stretched-out playing from Miles Davis – recorded at the Fillmore West, but with an intensity that matches some of Miles' crazy electric recordings from Japan during the early 70s! The music is a powerful blast of music that stretches out over the double-length set of the package – with a style that moves from heavy-duty avant playing, then back to more mellow grooving, then kicks it out nice and hard again – a heavy dose of rock mixed in with the fusion, but still plenty jazzy throughout. In all, the record is probably one of the most heavy-duty that the Miles electric group recorded in the 70s – and the lineup on the set features Steve Grossman on saxes, Chick Corea on electric piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion. Tracks include "Spanish Key", "Directions", "Masqualero", "It's About That Time", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Bitches Brew", "Willie Nelson", and "Sanctuary". CD
(Out of print.)

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Aretha FranklinAtlantic Singles 1968 (4 X 7 inch box set) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy 4X7inch ... $49.99
The cover may look a bit scientific – but the music is plenty soulful throughout – a package that brings together four key singles from that momentous musical year of 1968 – a time when Aretha Franklin was really finding her sound at Atlantic Records! The music here represents Aretha really stretching out from the earlier years – not just in the deep soul modes that would forever put her on the map – but also with some sophisticated touches that would forever earn her a place as the first lady of soul – as you'll hear on titles that include "My Song", "See Saw", "I Say A Little Prayer", "Since You've Been Gone", "Ain't No Way", "Think", "You Send Me", and "The House That Jack Built". Great design, too – a book-style cover, with the singles in the pages! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jack JonesIf You Ever Leave Me ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Jack McDuffTough Duff ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good- ... $28.99
One of Jack McDuff's first albums as a leader – and a really solid cooker that also features vibes and tenor sax! Given that McDuff hardly ever recorded with vibes again, the session's got a real standout sound that deserves to be heard – as Jack's smoking work on the Hammond comes into play with the leaner vibes of the great Lem Winchester, and gets topped off by some deeply soulful tenor sax from the great Jimmy Forrest. The group's rounded out by drummer Bill Elliott – a player who knows how to hit that right "kick" on the kit to fit the McDuff groove, and titles include "Yeah, Baby", "Tippin' In", "Smooth Sailing", "Mean To Me", "Autumn Leaves", and "Tough Duff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Vinyl has a short click on the last track. Cover has a light name on the back, and a small touch of seam splitting, but is very nice overall.)

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✨✧ Jack WhiteLazaretto ... LP
Third Man, 2014. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The most stylistically sprawling record yet from Jack White! White's trajectory from Detroit garage-blues-punk wunderkind to Nashville record biz provocateur/label magnate is pretty damn impressive – and he really lets his far-reaching impulses fly on Lazzaretto. Unpredictable twists and turns abound, bu t it's all held together by an undercurrent of pummeling, unpretentious rock and roll, with a rootsy swagger. Ever upping the ante on hella cool vinyl releases, Lazarretto is a 3-speed "Ultra LP" – with a 33 1/3 main track list, and 2 hidden tracks beneath the center labels, one that plays at 45 and one that plays at 78. Oh, and also a hologram visual effect. We're thinking that maybe his next record will summon a genie that grants you 3 wishes. Titles include "Three Women", "Lazaretto", "Temoprary Ground", "Would You Fight For My Love?", "High Ball Stepper", "Just One Drink", "Alone In My Home", That Black Bat Licorice", "Entitlement", "I Think I Found The Culprit" and "Want And Able". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. NOTE – Side 2 appears foggy by intent.)

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✨✧ WhoHappy Jack ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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VariousFile #733 UFO – Further Investigation (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1966/2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99
A really cool combination of modes – a set that brings together a vintage 60s spoken word album on the UFO phenomenon, then adds in a whole set of new instrumental work by some leading lights in the contemporary psych underground! Record one features File #733 UFO – a spoken set from 1966 that was done by Jack Jenkins and Sid Padrick – the latter of whom claimed to have actual experience with aliens! Record two features all instrumental tracks that work as a perfect soundscape for record one – great if you can play both together at the same time – with tunes by Heron Oblivion, White Manna, Demian Castellanos, Al Lover, Terceiro Olho De Marte, Mugstar, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bert JanschJack Orion (Vanguard) ... LP
Vanguard, 1966. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a wider range of influences on his guitar performance, yet in a way that still comes across with a uniquely pointed vibe. There's some occasional shift in the instrumentation, too – as Jansch plays banjo on the leadoff track, but with the same chilling currents as his sublime acoustic guitar – and John Renbourn joins on second guitar for a number of tracks, prefacing the pair's collaboration to come. And as with all of Jansch's genius material at this point, there's a quality that's both ancient and modern, timeless and uniquely tied to its moment – flowering beautifully on tunes that include "Jack Orion", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Nottamun Town", "Black Water Side", "Pretty Polly", and "The Gardner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffBrother Jack ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard hitting R&B organ tracks from the early years of Jack McDuff! The tracks show Jack just getting past the stock jukebox sound of his "Honeydripper" hit, and pushing into a realm that's a lot more lively, jazzy, and filled with his own unique touches. The group's a quartet, with Billy Jennings on guitar – and tracks include "Drowsy", "Brother Jack", "Noon Train", "Light Blues", and "Mack N Duff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover is great too!)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffGetting Our Thing Together ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of McDuff's fantastic Cadet LPs, and one that features the funky funky organist in a set of crazy arrangements written by him and Richard Evans. An amazing mix of McDuff's soul jazz organ sound with the genius that was the Chess/Cadet studio system of the late 60's – and one that yields such monster cuts as "Black Is", "Hold It For a Minute", "Two Lines", and "You Sho Walk Funky". Great stuff, with a gritty funky feel that's hard to match. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover and labels have a drillhole through the center.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffGoodnight, It's Time To Go (aka Sanctified!) ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Brother Jack McDuff – and one that has him cleaning the sound of his Hammond a bit – moving into the lean, clear tone that would dominate his work for most of the 60s! There's a great sense of focus here – one that moves past simple R&B-influenced organ lines, and into a more confident jazz-based mode – one that's starting to unlock the unique rhythm and solo inflections that made McDuff so great. The group here is excellent too – with a very young Grant Green on guitar, Harold Vick on tenor, and Joe Thomas on drums. The tracks are long, with some nice flourishes that make the record shine nicely – and titles include "I'll Be Seeing You", "McDuff Speaking", "A Smooth One", and "Sanctified Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover is nice.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Gold – Samples, Breaks, & Rare Groove From The Chess Records Archives ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Incredible sounds from the Chess Records catalog – not the blues that you might know the label for, but a huge range of funk, soul, and jazz tracks from the headiest years of the 60s and 70s – a time when the Chicago scene was really turning out some incredible musical hybrids! As you'd guess from the title, all the cuts here have had a new life in recent years – thanks to samples by hip hop artists or other producers – but the original grooves are even better than the tracks that used them, and come together here to make one of the most mindblowing collections of Chess material we've ever heard! The package is nicely heavy on sounds from the Cadet/Concept years of the label – with more than a few contributions from producers Charles Stepney and Richard Evans – and the package features 42 wonderful tracks – including "Fonky Thang Diamon Ring" by The Dells, "Windmills Of Your Mind" by Dorothy Ashby, "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun" by Rotary Connection, "Jelly Jam" by Jack McDuff, "The Getaway" by Alvin Cash, "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler, "Cross Country" by Archie Whitewater, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Inside Out" by American Gypsy, "Go Go Power" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Shake It Up" by The Vibrations, "Up Above The Rock" by Ray Bryant, "Bad Moon Rising" by Bo Diddley, "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Be Do Da Day" by Eddie Fisher, "Humpin Bumpin & Thumpin" by Andre Williams, "Who Got The Number" by Pigmeat Markham, "Walk On By" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Chocolate Candy" by Soulful Strings, "Got To Get Your Own (7" version)" by Reuben Wilson, "Hanky's Panky (7" version)" by Shirley Scott, "Liberation Conversation" by Marlena Shaw, "Look Of Love" by Monk Higgins, and "Think About It" by Odell Brown & The Organizers. CD

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✨✧ Bert JanschJack Orion ... LP
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a wider range of influences on his guitar performance, yet in a way that still comes across with a uniquely pointed vibe. There's some occasional shift in the instrumentation, too – as Jansch plays banjo on the leadoff track, but with the same chilling currents as his sublime acoustic guitar – and John Renbourn joins on second guitar for a number of tracks, prefacing the pair's collaboration to come. And as with all of Jansch's genius material at this point, there's a quality that's both ancient and modern, timeless and uniquely tied to its moment – flowering beautifully on tunes that include "Jack Orion", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Nottamun Town", "Black Water Side", "Pretty Polly", and "The Gardner". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KinksArthur (mono)/Brainwashed (mono) (red vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Abkco/BMG, 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(50th Anniversary mono remasters with Union Jack logos on red colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Jack E LeonardRock & Roll Music For Kids Over Sixteen ... LP
Vik, 1956. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Kind of a rock and roll parody album, but one that also has some nice aspects in the instrumentation – which makes the whole thing feel more like a stack of oddball 45s from the farther reaches of the late 50s underground! The set features assistance from The Four Fives and Will Stomp & His Cannoneers – and titles include "The Genie", "Middle Aged Juvenile Delinquent", "Take Your Cottin Pickin Hands Off My Leather Jacket", "Hello There", and "Rock & Roll Party In The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and some aging, with a promo ink stamp and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuff & Gene AmmonsBrother Jack Meets The Boss ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A classic early set from Jack McDuff – and a record that's very much in his own hands, despite the presence of Gene Ammons as a co-leader! The group's more of a McDuff one than an Ammons ensemble – and features the great Joe Dukes on drums, Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Harold Vick on tenor, who plays alongside Ammons' guest appearance on 5 of the album's 6 tracks. The tunes are in that Steppin Out mode – a cross between Jack's gutbuckety R&B work of the early Prestige years, and some of his cleaner grooves of the mid 60s – and titles include "Mellow Gravy", "Watch Out", "Strollin", "Buzzin Round", and "Mr Clean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove, Van Gelder stamp, and AB etch. Cover has some pencil on back.)

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Miles DavisOn The Corner ... CD
Columbia, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to killer keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, guitar from John McLaughlin, and reeds from Dave Liebman – plus some standout drums from the legendary Jack DeJohnette – easily at the top of his powers here. These top-shelf players jam together beautifully – really cooking on the album's long tracks – "On The Corner" and "Helen Butte/Mr Freedom X" – and tightening up on the slightly shorter cuts "Black Satin" and "One & One". CD
Also available On The Corner ... LP 34.99

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Miles DavisOn The Corner ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $34.99
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to killer keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, guitar from John McLaughlin, and reeds from Dave Liebman – plus some standout drums from the legendary Jack DeJohnette – easily at the top of his powers here. These top-shelf players jam together beautifully – really cooking on the album's long tracks – "On The Corner" and "Helen Butte/Mr Freedom X" – and tightening up on the slightly shorter cuts "Black Satin" and "One & One". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available On The Corner ... CD 4.99

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Bonnie GuitarMoonlight & Shadows ... LP
Dot, 1957. Very Good ... $5.99
Dreamy vocal work from Bonnie Guitar – a singer with a bit of a country tinge, but a jazzy feel as well! The album's got a laidback and mellow feel that fits perfectly with the title – moonlight, with just a hint of shadow – a blue undercurrent that comes from Bonnie's nice deep-toned approach on vocals. The backings are by Jack Fascinato, but are a bit more sensitive than some of Jack's work with Tennessee Ernie Ford – not as playful, but still with a great sense of sound overall – one that's a bit echoey, and which makes a great setting for Bonnie's voice. Titles include "Moonlight On The Colorado", "Moonlight & Roses", "The Moon Is Low", "Roll Along Kentucky Moon", "Get Out & Get Under The Moon", and "Moonlight & Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stereophonic sticker in the top left.)

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Joe HendersonPower To The People (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Milestone, 1969. Used ... $8.99
One of Joe Henderson's greatest albums ever – a real treasure from his electric years at Milestone Records, and a set that showed he really had a lot more to offer for the scene of the 70s! The sound here is quite different than Joe's earlier work for Blue Note – a style that's sometimes soaring, sometimes mellow – but always moving forward with a tremendously fluid approach to the tenor sax. Joe's sense of phrasing and timing is impeccable – quite subtle at times, with these dark notes that hang beautifully in air on the ballads – and some sharper-edged qualities that really burst out strongly on the more upbeat tunes. The group's a great one too – and features Herbie Hancock on both acoustic and electric piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus additional trumpet by Mike Lawrence on 2 tracks. Titles include "Black Narcissus", "Isotope", "Afro-Centric", "Forsight & Afterthought", and "Power to The People". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Janet JacksonJanet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 ... LP
A&M, 1989. Very Good- ... $24.99
A crowning moment in New Jack Swing – or New Jill Swing, as it were – a perfect step forward for Janet Jackson, as she continues to work with the duo of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, with a vibe that was setting the scene for the rest of mainstream soul at the time! The album's got a larger overall feel than her previous set – partly because it makes use of the expanded CD recording style to add in interludes that link the tracks, and create a great flow through the record – while the lady herself still soars through plenty of catchy cuts that would win her some big hits! Titles include "Escapade", "Miss You Much", "Rhythm Nation", "Alright", "Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Black Cat" and "Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan KentonKenton In Hi-Fi ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good- ... $0.99
Easily the most successful album that Stan Kenton ever recorded – a brilliant reworking of older Kenton band standards, done with the dynamics of the 50s hi fi scene! The album's a much-needed one to any fan of Stan's genius – as the tunes are presented here in recordings that really sparkle a lot more than their original 40s readings – recordings that not only benefit from the better fidelity of the time, but also from Kenton's finer-tuning on the arrangements, in a way that pushes his original vision even more strongly than before. Players include Lennie Niehaus, Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli, Jack Nimitz, Vido Musso, and Bill Perkins – and titles include "Artistry Jumps", "Interlude", "Minor Riff", "Painted Rhythm", "Southern Scandal", and "Eager Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely classic, but also a bit contemporary too – maybe swinging in the best sort of space between the Jack McDuff Quartet of the 60s and the Sugarman Three group of Desco Records fame! David McGraw handles the drums with a clear love of funk, and Jimmy James is wonderfully wicked on guitar – never trying to dominate too much, as there's no need – given how much he brings to the overall groove. Delvon's a hell of an organist too – the kind that knows that a little can often go much farther than a lot when handling the electric keys – which he does to set up some sweet solos on cuts that include "Ain't It Funky", "Al Greenery", "Can I Change My Mind", "Walk On By", "Between The Mustard & The Mayo", "Raymond Brings The Greens", and "Little Booker T". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Close But No Cigar ... CD 10.99

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some fading at the spine, and a very thin stain at the bottom.)
Also available Maxayn ... LP 26.99

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maxayn ... LP 14.99

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Carmen McRaeMad About The Man ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Wonderful early work from Carmen McRae – a set of tunes originally composed by Noel Coward, served up by Carmen with a very hip 50s feel! The orchestrations here are by Jack Pleis, who really gets the mood right for the set – and shakes off some of the floweriness that could sometimes be associated with the tunes – all to clear the way nicely for Carmen's beautifully-poised early vocals. Ray Bryant plays piano on most numbers, and titles include "I'll See You Again", "Never Again", "World Weary", "Mad About The Boy", "Poor Little Rich Girl", and "A Room With A View". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Mos DefNew Danger ... CD
Geffen, 2004. Used ... $2.99
Mos Def brings a veering diversity to New Danger – his first album in five years – a record that hits on tried-and-true Rawkus flavored beats and rhyme schemes, slow-rolling, smoked out soul & blues, and Quickness era Bad Brains-esque arena rock! Of course our favorite cuts are the straight up hip hop tracks, produced by Minnesota with a percolating, synth-layered sound that works really well – giving the backdrop kind of a pulpy, cinematic sweep. Other tracks feature Mos and his soul/rock/blues outfit Black Jack Johnson. Mos clearly refuses to be roped in by anyone's expectations at this point – a quality that reminds us of Common's Electric Circus – in spirit, if not in the actual sound. Tracks include "Boogie Man Song", "Ghetto Rock", "Zimzallabim", "The Rape Over", "Blue Black Jack" featuring some straight electric blues guitar work by the one-and-only Shuggie Otis, "Bedstuy Parade & Funeral March", "Sex, Love & Money", "Sunshine", "Grown Man Business", "Modern Marvel", "Life Is Real", "War" (produced by Beatnut Psycho Les) and more. CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Marty Paich, Herbie Harper, Larry Bunker, et alJazz City Workshop ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. Used ... $9.99
An excellent swinging Bethlehem session from the mid 50s – one that's recorded in LA, but with a sound that's way hotter than most of the label's other west coast sides! The group's extremely tight – and features Marty Paich on piano as the leader, next to great trombone from Herbie Harper and vibes from Larry Bunker! Bunker's vibes offer a nice contrast to the usual smooth west coast group from the time – as he hits the bars with a nice hard clang that wakes everyone up to groove – and Jack Costanzo is on bongos on all tracks, and he adds a great little kick that keeps things fresh, too. Mickey Lynne sings vocals on "That Old Black Magic", and all other tunes – like "Zing! Went The Strings", "Blues In The Closet", and "The Natives Are Restless Tonight" – are instrumental. CD

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Don Ralke with Buddy ColletteBongo Madness ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
An excellent session of exotica-tinged Latin jazz – put together by pianist Don Ralke, and featuring some great work from flute player Buddy Collette – in a spirit that's very similar to Collette's own classic Jazz Heat Bongo Beat album! The set's also got some great bongo work by Jack "Bongo" Burger – plus congas from Tom Wofford – and although both players aren't the most autentico of Latin percussionists from the west coast scene at the time, they've got a really evocative approach here that makes for a great little set. Colette's flute is wonderful too – really shading in some great tones and colors –a nd titles are all fresh originals that include "Afro Mambo Alegre", "Mgombo", "Pasion Calienta", "Bembe Negro", "Calypso Cubano", and "Afro Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost – in terms of straight, strong, confident blowing – remarkably subtle, but also remarkably well-conceived, and proof that by the end of the 50s, Stitt had really matured greatly as a player – bringing so much to bear in very short space, and really coming up with imaginative solos in the process! The group's a quartet with Barry Harris on piano (although conflicting information also claims that it's Ramsey Lewis) – but Stitt's the main focus on this set, and for good reason – on titles that include "Jack Spratt", "Propapagoon", "This Is Always", "Everyone Does", and "Mr Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)

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Link WrayLink Wray Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
Raw Link Wray in all of his glory – great work from the time when Link was more of a guitarist than a singer – with a searing sound that set the tone for countless generations to come! This beautifully-done package brings together Link Wray numbers from all his important early numbers – mostly late 50s/early 60s tracks that are instrumental, but occasionally feature a bit of voice or some other gimmick – yet never enough to get in the way of that fantastic fuzz that made Link's guitar such a bold electric force! The set comes with a full color, 34 page book that details all the tracks – and the CD features 34 titles that include "Turnpike USA", "Jack The Ripper", "Hold On", "I'm Branded", "The Swag", "Batman", "Slinky", "Right Turn", "Ace Of Spades", "The Shadow Knows", "Hold It", "The Outlaw", "Mary Ann", "Big City After Dark", "The Black Widow", "Radar", "Run Chicken Run", "Dance Contest", "Pancho Villa", and "Dinosaur". CD

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VariousSoul Desirables – 15 Modern Soul Delicacies ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's a bit clunky, but the grooves are wonderfully smooth – a great assortment of hard to find tracks from recent years, all brought together in one totally wicked set! The cuts here are pulled from a variety of sources – Japanese-only CDs, previously unreleased sessions, and now out of print albums – all with a warmly contemporary vibe, but one that's steeped in older soul modes from the 70s and early 80s. Many of the artists here are familiar, but they're represented by tracks you probably don't have in your collection – tunes that are definitely "desirables", both for their quality and rarity! Titles include "Bad Company" by Luther Vandross, "Dance" by Sara Devine, "Tell Me" by Tiffany, "For You" by Jack Herrera, "It's Good To Be Loved" by Ronee Martin, "For Goodness Sake" by K Fox, "Cloud 9 (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Donnie, "Dreamin Of One" by Trina Broussard, "Where Did We Go Wrong (so right mix)" by Incognito, "Days Like This (black sand mix)" by Kenny Lattimore, "No Matter What I'll Do" by Donald McCollum, and "Can't Get Over You" by Brigette McWilliams. CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Live At The Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970 – The Bootleg Series Vol 3 (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1970. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive moment for Miles Davis – legendary live performances at both the Fillmore East and Fillmore West from 1970 – presented here in their entirety for the first time ever! Part of the record features Miles' work that appeared in edited form on the Miles Davis At Fillmore record – but issued here without the edits, so that you can really hear the group take off in unbridled, Bitches Brew-like energy – served up by a lineup that includes Steve Grossman on tenor and soprano sax, Chick Corea on Fender Rhodes, Keith Jarrett on organ, Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion and flute. The set then also includes material recorded in April at the Fillmore West – but all unissued tracks, and not the material that was on the Black Beauty album at all. These tracks feature a similar lineup, but without Keith Jarrett – on a few long tracks. The set separates out all the tunes with great clarity and better mastering than before – and adds 100 minutes to the Fillmore East set. Titles include "Directions", "The Mask", "It's About That Time", "Bitches Brew", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Footprints", "Paraphernalia", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down", "Willie Nelson", and "The Theme". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisOn The Corner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to killer keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, guitar from John McLaughlin, and reeds from Dave Liebman – plus some standout drums from the legendary Jack DeJohnette – easily at the top of his powers here. These top-shelf players jam together beautifully – really cooking on the album's long tracks – "On The Corner" and "Helen Butte/Mr Freedom X" – and tightening up on the slightly shorter cuts "Black Satin" and "One & One". LP, Vinyl record album
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On The Corner ... LP 34.99
On The Corner ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Johnny Hartman with Oliver NelsonI Love Everybody (I Love Everybody/I Thought About You) ... CD
ABC/Roost/Gambit (Spain), 1958/1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 lesser-known sessions by singer Johnny Hartman – back to back on one CD! First up are 11 tracks from the ABC album I Love Everybody – recorded in 1966, and one of the coolest records ever by Johnny Hartman! Unlike his other mellow jazz vocal albums, this one's got a swinging batch of large group backings – handled by Oliver Nelson and Jack Pleis – and one in a way that really brings out a whole new side of Johnny, a very entertaining side that you never get to hear on his more sleepy standard albums. Proof of this is the excellent version of "Girl Talk" on the record, which starts with a cool little monologue about how much ladies like to talk on the phone! Other tracks include "Go Away", "If I Had You", "Old Black Magic", "Today I Love Everybody", and "T'Aint No Need". Next up is the album I Thought About You – recorded in the years before Johnny Hartman's more famous Impulse recordings, and with a mellower, lusher sound that casts his incredible vocals in a warm romantic setting! The orchestrations are by the little-known Rudy Traylor, and have a full feel that's similar to other Roost and Roulette vocal sessions of the time. Johnny serves up a sad-tinged batch of tunes that includes "Little Girl Blue", "But Beautiful", "Long Ago & Far Away", "I Should Care", "To Each His Own", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". 23 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonPortraits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album from Gerald Wilson – one that features some of his most inventive writing and arranging to date! The album's a perfect balance between the two sides of LA jazz in the 60s – the soul jazz groove, and the growing modern scene – which often didn't get the larger exposure it needed, but would sometimes peek forth under the guidance of mainstream figures like Wilson. The set features very strong solo work by hip LA players like Jimmy Woods on alto, Jack Wilson on piano, Harold Land on tenor, and Joe Pass on guitar – and the tracks are all tributes to some of Wilson's biggest influences – so "Eric" is dedicated to Eric Dolphy, "Ravi" to Ravi Shankar, "Paco" to the great Spanish matador, and so on. The whole thing's quite hip, and another example of how Wilson could perfectly balance the modernist impulses of the LA underground with a tight sense of arrangement and presentation that helped him reach a very wide audience at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Burning SpearMarcus Garvey ... LP
Mango/Island, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An absolute classic! Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey is truly one of the greatest reggae albums of its time, one where the words are crucial and conscious, and the overall vibe is strongly defined by the arrangements of Winston Rodney. A landmark roots effort and an easy choice for our list of the best mid 70s albums in any genre! Some would argue that this Island version's cleaner mix doesn't carry as haunting of vibe as Jack Ruby's original mix, but to us, this is still pretty darn powerful! Tracks include "Slavery Days", "Marcus Garvey", "The Invasion", "Red, Gold, & Green", "Resting Place","Tradition" and "Live Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Island pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisOn The Corner (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1972. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to killer keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, guitar from John McLaughlin, and reeds from Dave Liebman – plus some standout drums from the legendary Jack DeJohnette – easily at the top of his powers here. These top-shelf players jam together beautifully – really cooking on the album's long tracks – "On The Corner" and "Helen Butte/Mr Freedom X" – and tightening up on the slightly shorter cuts "Black Satin" and "One & One". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
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On The Corner ... LP 34.99
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✨✧ Janet JacksonJanet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 ... LP
A&M, 1989. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A crowning moment in New Jack Swing – or New Jill Swing, as it were – a perfect step forward for Janet Jackson, as she continues to work with the duo of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, with a vibe that was setting the scene for the rest of mainstream soul at the time! The album's got a larger overall feel than her previous set – partly because it makes use of the expanded CD recording style to add in interludes that link the tracks, and create a great flow through the record – while the lady herself still soars through plenty of catchy cuts that would win her some big hits! Titles include "Escapade", "Miss You Much", "Rhythm Nation", "Alright", "Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Black Cat" and "Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – a lot more spacious than the original!)
Also available Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ John CorbettVinyl Freak – Love Letters To A Dying Medium ... Book
Duke University Press, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible look at the format of vinyl – put together by a guy who's got one of the hippest record collections we've ever seen! John Corbett's been writing about music, art, and other formats for decades – but his real labor of love is vinyl records – a format he continued to embrace even at the height of the CD era – so much so that he talked Downbeat magazine into letting him write a special column on musical delights that had never made it to the digital format! Corbett helped plenty of music get reissued on CD himself – thanks to countless label projects – but he also always held a special place in his heart for the kinds of records that never got reissued – and those are the sorts of titles featured here – a massive run of music that runs from jazz to funk, American and European, totally obscure to completely common – presented beautifully together in this massive book! The volume doesn't just bring together Corbett's columns, but also offers up full color reproductions of all the record covers, along with a few other details too – to support efforts on dozens of artists – a huge list that includes Melvin Jackson, Bill Leslie, Black Grass, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Phil Seamen, Khan Jamal, Klaus Doldinger, The Mad-Hatters, Tommy Jones, Guy Warren, The Three Souls, United Front, Johnny Lytle, London Experimental Jazz Quartet, Paul Smoker, AK Salim, Noah Howard, Jack Wilson, and many others – a good number of whom have yet to be reissued. The book is wonderful – and Corbett's longtime declaration of being a vinyl freak is more important than ever, given the rebirth of the medium! Book is 250 pages, softcover, with color images. Book

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✨✧ Lou McGarityMusic From Some Like It Hot ... LP
Jubilee, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An album that's way better than you might expect – not the easy cash-in on the film Some Like It Hot that's telegraphed by the cover – but instead a tight trad jazz date by trombonist Lou McGarity – done in some of the same mature modes as Jack Teagarden's work from the same time! The group's a quintet, with lots of room for Lou's bold solos in the lead – and other players include Dick Cary on trumpet and piano, Jack Lesberg on bass, George Barnes on guitar, and Don Marino on drums. Barnes provides a nice link between classic and modern styles – and titles include "Runnin wild", "La Cumparasita", "I'm Thru With Love", "Sugar Blues", "Sweet Sue Just You", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George RussellJazz Workshop – Reissued By Request ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Very hip early work from George Russell – a set that's maybe not as high-concept as some of his later records, but which still has a strikingly modern vibe! Russell's trying out some of his new tonal ideas here – and has a group that's very well-chosen for the project – with Art Farmer on trumpet, Hal McKusick on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar – all players with just the right sort of color in their tone, able to illustrate George's ideas but still bring a bit of personality to the mix as well. Titles are mostly originals, written with slight touches of whimsy, but less of the indulgence on that front as you'd hear on west coast material – and tracks include "Witch Hunt", "The Sad Sargeant", "Ballad Of Hix Blewitt", "Knights of The Steamtable", "Jack's Blues", and "Night Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(US mono black label pressing. Cover has some wear and tape along the top seam.)
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful soloing, peppered with a healthy dose of humor. The tracks are shortish, and very tight – and titles include "Jackson In Your House", "Song For Charles", "The Waltz", and "Get In Line". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Camp LoUptown Saturday Night ... CD
Profile, 1997. Used ... $9.99
The late 90s classic from Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede –Camp Lo's benchmark Uptown Saturday Night! Certainly one of the finer hip hop LPs of '97, when we can return to over and over again, with great singles and stellar album tracks alike, such as "Luchin AKA This Is It", "Coolie High" and "Black Nostaljack AKA Come On". Other cuts include also includes "Rockin It AKA Spanish Harlem", "Sparkle", "Swing", "B-Side To Hollywood" featuring Trugoy of De La Soul and "Negro League". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Uptown Saturday Night ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Camp LoUptown Saturday Night ... CD
Profile, 1997. Used ... $9.99
The late 90s classic from Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede –Camp Lo's benchmark Uptown Saturday Night! Certainly one of the finer hip hop LPs of '97, when we can return to over and over again, with great singles and stellar album tracks alike, such as "Luchin AKA This Is It", "Coolie High" and "Black Nostaljack AKA Come On". Other cuts include also includes "Rockin It AKA Spanish Harlem", "Sparkle", "Swing", "B-Side To Hollywood" featuring Trugoy of De La Soul and "Negro League". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Uptown Saturday Night ... CD 9.99

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Donald ByrdBlackjack ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
An incredible album from Donald Byrd – hard, funky, and with more of an edge than most of his other Blue Note work! The sound on the album's incredibly sinister – really concerned with downward chord turns in moody rhythms – played with a real sense of soul by a frontline that features Byrd, Hank Mobley, and Sonny Red. Cedar Walton drives most of the tunes with hypnotic lines on piano – and the rest of the rhythm's cooked up by Walter Booker on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. Includes the massively hard funky title cut, "Blackjack", plus "Beale Street", "Loki", and some other nice groovers. Red and Mobley are amazing, and Byrd's solos are some of his cleanest and leanest of the 60s! Plus, the CD includes a previously unissued bonus cut – "All Members"! CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Paul JacksonBlack Octopus ... LP
East World (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $149.99
Rare Japanese-only session by the monster bassist of The Headhunters – a killer set that masterfully toes the line between heavy jazz funk and a looser soul jazz vibe! Paul Jackson leads a group that includes fellow Headhunter Bennie Maupin, and other jazz funk legends like Herbie Hancock, Alphonse Mouzon, Webster Lewis, and Ray Obiedo. Includes some nice vocals by Jackson, too, sweetly backed by Japanese singers Yuka Kamebuchi and Mari Kaneko. Excellent funky tunes in the best 70s Herbie Hancock tradition, especially the great "Funk Times Three", which starts with a nice break, and the cuts "Tiptoe Thru The Ghetto" and "Burning In The Heat (Of Your Love)" and the 2 part "Black Octopus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with insert! Cover has a cut corner, but is great overall.)

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Jacky McKaytenBlack Magic ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A really unusual record – one that features Yemenite singer Jacky McKayten working with tunes pulled from Bollywood films of the late 70s – all of which makes for a very strange blend between the interesting phrasing of his vocals, and the mix of sitar and tablas on the tunes! Some tracks have a very Indian vibe, others feel more like a Mid-East hybrid that's not that different from some of the Turkish and Iranian work of the 70s – and the mood shifts nicely from track to track, as does the instrumentation! Titles include "Come Girl", "My Child", "Habibi", "Amira", "The Black Magic", and "Gole Sangam". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockFlood (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Sony/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 31.98
A fantastic double-length set from Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters – easily one of Herbie's greatest records ever, but originally only issued in Japan! Hancock is in tremendous form here – almost as if he's merging the grooves of the Headhunters album with the wilder electric modes of Sextant – stretched out in a live setting with Herbie on Arp, clavinet, and Fender Rhodes – in a very hip group with Bennie Maupin on reeds, Blackbird McNight on guitar, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion. Tracks are long, and move nicely between funky passages and soulful elements – at a level that's quite different from the double-live Japanese albums that Miles Davis recorded for Columbia at the same time. Titles include "Actual Proof", "Spank A Lee", "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" – and great remakes of "Chameleon" and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Ill BillBlack Metal (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Uncle Howie, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $33.99 35.98
Ill Bill's big, heavy and maniacally fun Black Metal – following the Non-Phixion era and bringing out La Coka Nostra – with appearances by Jeru The Damaja, Q-Unique, Sick Jacken and more. Includes "Black Metal", "Ten Wheel Drive", "Come One, Come All", "Lord Of War", "Broken Pieces", "Apocalypse Now", "Don't Touch That Dial", "I'm From Brooklyn", "Don's Guns", "Get Outta My Way", "The 3 Wise Men", "Where Hope Goes To Die" and those bone-chilling Charles Manson rants serving as skits. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch wtih 3 non-album tracks. Quantities extremely limited!)

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Ward NicolaasBig Black & Beautiful – Cooper Black Book (hardcover) ... Book
Bis (Netherlands), 2011. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
A book that's maybe not what you'd guess from the title – or maybe only partly from the title – as the whole thing is a love letter to the font style of Cooper Black, used on the front – served up in a fantastic array of images from the late 60s onward! The rounded font has been used beautifully in so many different ways over the decades – and the book brings together lots of movie posters, album covers, advertisements, book jackets, t-shirts, signs, and a variety of other outlets that all make strong use of Cooper Black – presented with no other text at all, just a beautiful flurry of images that feels more like an art book than any sort of typography volume. Most images are from the 70s, and most are in color – and the book is smallish, but beautifully put together – 200 pages, with a puffy hardcover. Book

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VariousBlack California Vol 2 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A great compilation – despite the title – one that features west coast recordings made by Savoy, showing the less "cool jazz" side of the LA scene in the late 40s and early 50s! There's some excellent material on here not available elsewhere – especially some great bop groovers in the Central Ave kind of mode. The album's got 4 tracks by Slim Gaillard – "The Jam Man", "Slim's Riff", "I'm Confessin'" and "Oxydol Highball" plus "Blow Blow Blow" by the Wardell Gray All-Stars, 3 takes each of "Blues A La Russ" and "Wake Up Old Maid" by Russell Jacquet, 'What Is This Thing Called Love" by Wild Bill Moore and Gene Montgomery, "Strollin'", "Sonor", "Blues Mood", "Skoot" and "I've Lost Your Love" by a KennY Clarke Sextet that features Milty Jackson and Gerald Wiggins and 4 numbers from Helen Humes. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMotown Rare & Unreleased (blue vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Motown, Mid 60s-Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A treasure trove of rare Motown from some of legendary label's most classic acts – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Four Tops, Brenda Holloway, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, The Originals, Bobby Taylor, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye & The Jackson 5 – prime vintage late 60s to early 70s recordings that have barely if ever seen light of day! Motown recording artists put a lot of work into the recording side of their artistry back in the day, so there was a lot classic level material that didn't come out right away, some finding release on later compilations or on box sets, some STILL just now seeing release. Half of this dozen song collection have never come out in any form until now – including "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" by The Originals and stereo mixes of "For Once In My Life" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Pretty Little Brown Skin Girl" by The Temptations and "Touched By Love" by Bobby Taylor and more – plus the rarities "You're Walking Out With My Heart" by Brenda Holloway, "Which Way Is The Sky" by the Four Tops, "Let's Have A Party" by the J5, "The Boy From Crosstown" (Version 1) by The Marvelettes and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Opaque blue colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Black IvoryBlack Ivory Anthology ... LP
Playback, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing music from one of the coolest vocal groups of the 70s – a hip New York trio who never hit the heights of the Jackson 5 or Chi-Lites, but who are maybe even more important to our ears overall! Black Ivory started young – with a harmony style that was incredible for their age, and which was perfect for both funky numbers and late nite ballads, in a way that was similar to The Whatnauts – and as the 70s moved on, they also grew up and found a style that worked well for clubbier material – which they crafted in a way that was surprisingly strong, and far different from any of the disco cliches of the period. Even in the early 80s, they could hang around the farther reaches of the soul scene – keeping an indie harmony vibe strong when others were losing steam. All the best aspects of the group's sound are collected here – in an overstuffed, double-length package that includes the cuts "Walking Downtown", "Big Apple Rock", "Surrender", "I Keep Asking Questions", "Just Leave Me Some", "Wishful Thinking", "You & I", "Don't Turn Around", "Find The One Who Loves You", "I'll Find A Way", "Spinning Around", "We Made It", "Love Won't You Stay", "Mainline", "White Wind", and "You Are My Lover". LP features the track "What Goes Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige (gold CD) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An important larger work from Duke Ellington – a suite of tracks that encompasses a range of styles and emotions in African-American expression! The work features some key guest work from Mahalia Jackson – singing here in a way that's different than other vocalists who worked with Duke in the 50s – much more steeped in a rootsy tradition. Group members include John Sanders, Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Quentin Jackson, and Cat Anderson – and the piece is divided into 6 sections, and includes the famous "Come Sunday" theme throughout most of the second half. CD
(Out of print gold CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockDirectstep (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
CBS/Sony/Get On Down, 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andrew HillBlack Fire ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely wonderful music from Andrew Hill – a lean, stripped-down session that has Hill working at his firey best – in a space that's somewhere between the "new thing" recordings of Jackie McLean, and the brooding brilliance of Andrew's later Smokestack session! The group here has some key figures fleshing out the sound – a young Joe Henderson, blowing tenor with a very edgey quality – the very versatile Richard Davis on bass – and the great Roy Haynes on drums, very much at his most fluid interpretation of rhythm! The whole set's pretty darn great – one of the more mindblowing Blue Notes you'll ever hope to buy – and tracks include "Pumpkin", "Subterfuge", "Cantarnos", and "McNeil Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on Heavenly Sweetness.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack California ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great compilation – despite the title – one that features west coast recordings made by Savoy, showing the less "cool jazz" side of the LA scene in the late 40s and early 50s! There's some excellent material on here not available elsewhere – especially some great bop groovers in the Central Ave kind of mode. The album's got 3 tracks by Slim Gaillard – "Laguna", "Boogin At Bergs", "Dunkin Bagel. 4 by a large group with Art Farmer, Eric Dolphy, Joe Howard, and Roy Porter – "Pete's Beat", "Sippin With Cisco", "This Is You", and "Gassin The Wig". 4 more by a quartet with Freddie Jackson and Harold Land – "Outlandish", "Swingin On Savoy", "San Diego Bounce", and "I'll Remember April". And more by Sonny Criss and Wardell Gray, Art Pepper and Hampton Hawes, and Helen Humes and Dexter Gordon. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andrew HillBlack Fire ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Insanely wonderful music from Andrew Hill – a lean, stripped-down session that has Hill working at his firey best – in a space that's somewhere between the "new thing" recordings of Jackie McLean, and the brooding brilliance of Andrew's later Smokestack session! The group here has some key figures fleshing out the sound – a young Joe Henderson, blowing tenor with a very edgey quality – the very versatile Richard Davis on bass – and the great Roy Haynes on drums, very much at his most fluid interpretation of rhythm! The whole set's pretty darn great – one of the more mindblowing Blue Notes you'll ever hope to buy – and tracks include "Pumpkin", "Subterfuge", "Cantarnos", and "McNeil Island". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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✨✧ Jacksons with Fred BronsonJacksons Legacy – From The Family Archives – The 50th Anniversary Book (hardcover) ... Book
Black Dog, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The story of Michael and The Jackson 5 – all presented here in an array of fantastic materials all pulled together from the family archives! The book is stunning – hefty, full color, and with page after page of really great material – images of records, live shows, special events, and family happenings – all laid out in relatively chronological order – so that the visuals tell the story of the group and its growth – with the expected heavy focus on the 70s and 80s! There's a bit of text in the book, but the images are the main draw – and the volume is 318 pages, printed beautifully, in a hardcover edition. Book

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✨✧ VariousChange Is Gonna Come – The Voice Of Black America 1963 to 1973 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant testament to the righteous power of soul music in the civil rights era – and key proof that even a subtle message could do a lot back in the day! The package presents the work in roughly chronological order – starting from a time when politics had to be peddled softly, and moving towards a time when things could be a bit more explicit – showing a great evolution of themes of pride and power, offered up in tunes both familiar and obscure. The collection is way more than a "hip hits of the 60s" sort of set – and acts almost as a mini-documentary of the contributions of soul music to civil rights – supported by a great set of notes and photos in the booklet. We're especially happy to see the track "Have You Ever Seen The Blues" by Yaphet Kotto – alongside 22 more titles that include "Blues For Mr Charlie" by Lou Gosset & Joe Lee Wilson, "The Ghetto" by Homer Banks, "We're A Winner" by The Impressions, "When Will We Be Paid" by The Staple Singers, "Oh Lord Why Lord" by Parliament, "Message From A Black Man" by The Spinners, "Run Charlie Run" by The Temptations, "Cryin In The Streets (parts 1 & 2)" by George Perkins & The Silver Stars, "Free At Last" by Jackie Day, "Someday We'll All Be Free" by Donny Hathaway, and "The Prayer" by Ray Scott. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Don't Worry – Black Gospel During The Civil Rights Era – 1953 to 1967 ... CD
Narroway, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set of gospel tracks from the 50s and 60s – one that definitely takes the Civil Rights theme in the title seriously, but in ways that are often a bit more subtle than you might expect! Gospel music was key to the strivings of under-represented Americans during these years – as the music was a place of rich cultural expression and unbridled righteousness – maybe a more spiritual place to express messages that would soon have more secular orientation, but no less force overall! The work here really helps you hear how more directly political soul music found its voice in the second half of the 60s – and the work often has group vocal interplay that rivals some of the best of the soul generation. Titles include "I'll Fight For The Right" by JM Bell & The Robinson Ensemble, "What Is Freedom" by Friendly Four, "I Cried" by Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, "I'm Watching & Waiting" by Myrtle Jackson, "Stand By Me" by Marie Knight, "Traveling To That City" by Harold Bowen Singers, "Take Courage" by Rosie Wallace, "I Heard The Voice" by Wooten Choral Ensemble, "Soon We'll Be Done" by Utterback Concert Ensemble, "Viet Nam" by Southern Bells, and "I'm Going To Walk Through The Streets" by Melody Kings. 27 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride 2 – Righteous Are The Sons & Daughters Of Jah ... LP
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Deep deep sounds from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking off with a new sense of pride and power – not just the roots reggae elements that were hitting big on the global circuit, but also a much richer sense of politics and social action! The work here represents a strong change for the Studio One crowd – who might have been more occupied with simpler themes a few years before, but who – like their American contemporaries – were picking up a new sense of mission as the 70s moved on – using their strong sense of placement to really push a richer agenda with their music! The package is great – every bit as ear-opening as the first volume in the series, and put together with the usual Soul Jazz strong sense of track selection and attention to detail notes. Titles include "Happy People" by Jackie Mittoo, "Calling" by Willie Williams, "Natty Gone" by The Manchesters, "Be A Man" by The Heptones, "Sir D Special" by Roland Alphonso & Brentford All Stars, "God I God I Say" by Keith Wilson, "Adis A Wa Wa" by Bobby Kaphat & The New Establishment, "Freedom Fighter" by Ernest Wilson & The Sound Dimension, "Zion" by High Charles, "Let Freedom Reign" by Mystic Revelations Of Rastafari, "Sing A New Song" by Peter Boggs, and "Daughters Of Zion" by Prince Lincoln. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ JJ Johnson, Joe Simon, Millie JacksonCleopatra Jones – Original Soundtrack (red & blue starburst vinyl pressing) ... LP
WEA/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best of the blacksploitation scores of the early 70s – a masterpiece of music that we rate every bit as high as Shaft or Superfly – maybe even higher! The music here is incredible – a surprising funky turn for JJ Johnson, who most folks know for his straighter jazz work – and like Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and others who were surprising the world with their ability to score music for a full film during the early 70s, JJ really knocks it out of the park with this one – coming up with a batch of tunes that are a wonderful mix of sophisticated scoring, creative instrumentation, and some damn funky grooves! The title cut features Joe Simon on vocals, and Millie Jackson sings on the cuts "Love Doctor" and "It Hurts So Good". The rest of the set is instrumental, and other cuts include an instrumental take on "Cleopatra Jones", plus "Go Chase Cleo", "Goin To The Chase", "Wrap Up", and "Airport Fight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 700 copies – on red & blue starburst vinyl!)

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✨✧ Lord Sutch & Heavy FriendsLord Sutch & Heavy Friends/Hands Of Jack The Ripper ... CD
Cotillion/Wounded Bird, 1970/1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two Cotillion classics from Screaming Lord Sutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends – an album that's almost equally well-known for its work by a host of famous guests – including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and others! Page is perhaps the most involved here – as he produced the set with Sutch, co-wrote some tracks, and plays some mighty searing guitar – as does Beck, which makes the album almost worth it alone for all the wonderful solos! But Sutch himself is pretty great too – kind of a mish-mash of late 60s nasty camp references, with the same sinister vibe as Kim Fowley – and an equally freewheeling approach to a tune that makes the album a heck of a lot of fun. Titles include "Gutty Guitar", "Flashing Lights", "Wailing Sounds", "Thumping Beat", "Union Jack Car", and "London". Hands Of Jack The Ripper is filled with weird and wild sounds from Screaming Lord Sutch – and a set that has as many "heavy friends" at play as his better-known previous album for Cotillion! As with that set, the vibe here is an odd mix of older beat group styles from mid 60s London, but filtered through a generation that's already bursting out with hard rock, psych, and prog inspiration – which means any nod towards older rock and soul roots come out sounding very offbeat in the end! Players include Ritchie Blackmore on lead guitar, Keith Moon on drums, and Noel Redding on bass – and titles include "Country Club", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Bye Bye Johnny/Johnny B Goode", "Gotta Keep A Rocking", and "Hands Of Jack The Ripper", which is mini-horror movie itself! CD

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✨✧ Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1968. Used ... $3.99
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded, properly reissued with the original sequence restored and uncensored! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only cemented his persona as the real deal, but carries an air of dizzying emotion throughout the set. Appropriately filled with his darkest tunes, Folsom is one of the few cases in which a live recording of a hitmakers catalog is stronger and more vital than the studio versions. Includes "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Cocaine Blues", "25 Minutes To Go", "Orange Blossom Special", "The Long Black Veil", "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog", "Joe Bean", plus "Jackson" and "Give My Love To Rose" featuring June Carter. 2 previously unissued songs – "Joe Bean" and "The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer". CD

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Down To The BoneClassic Album Series (From Manhattan To Staten/Urban Grooves/Spread The Word – with bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dome (UK), 1996/1998/2001. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The first three albums from Down To The Bone – packaged here in a nicely-priced set, with bonus tracks too! First up is From Manhattan To Staten – a record that moves across the boroughs of New York – and which also managed to have a huge impact on the Windy City as well – given that the music of Down To The Bone was perfect for the groove of the Chicago steppers scene in the 90s! The group are a bit jazz, a bit soul, and have this chunky funky rhythm at the bottom that shows their roots in the British scene – maybe a mix of electric jazz modes with inspirations from artists like Soul II Soul or the James Taylor Quartet – taken to a style that's slightly tighter overall. There's a fair bit of programming in the rhythms, mixed with live instrumentation from group members – and titles include the classic "Staten Island Groove", plus "Muesli Brown", "Savour The Flavour", "Brooklyn Heights", "3 Days In Manhattan", "Carlito's Way", "On The Corner Of Darcy Street", and "17 Mile Drive". Urban Grooves is the second album from Down To The Bone – and a set that really continues the vibe of their debut – a mix of programmed funky rhythms and liver jazz instrumentation – all awash in a groove that really helped them cross over big on both sides of the Atlantic! The production is tight, but looser than smooth jazz of the time – and the record's got more than a few strong keyboard and saxophone solos to offset its rhythmic patterns, which often draw heavily from the best styles of the British soul scene in the late 80s and early 90s. Titles include "A Little Touch Of Soul", "Phat City Hustler", "Joy Is A Good Groove", "Bump N Hustle", "To The Bone", "The Zodiac", and "Urban Jazz". Spread The Word is the overlooked third album from Down To The Bone – a set that maybe didn't take the world by storm as much as their first two, but which still has the group very much in fine formation! All the best previous elements are in place here – that strong mix of funky jazz instrumentation with contemporary rhythmic production – almost a blend of some of the funkier club styles of the time with more mainstream fusion, at a level that made these guys both a hit on the dancefloors and for kicking back at the crib! Titles include "The Backburner", "Righteous Reeds", "Sound As A Pound", "Bridgeport Boogie", "The Lowdown", and "Black Choice". 3CD set features all albums in small LP-style jackets – and bonus tracks include "Deja Vu", "Concrete Jungle", "Staten Island Groove (live studio version)", and "Brooklyn Heights (live studio version)". CD

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Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Ed Sanders, et alPoems For Peace ... CD
Folkways/Broadside, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Very free-flowing poetry from a group of artists that includes older beats and younger hippies – all gathered together for the New York Workshop In Nonviolence! The album's got a bit of an ESP Records sort of feel – not in an avant jazz way, but in the manner of the freely open style that some of the label's rock and experimental groups were allowed to work – although here, the sound is relatively free of music and recorded with a sense of starkness that makes the sharper edges of the poetry come through nicely. Performances were recorded at St Mark's Church in 1967 – and titles include "Auto Poesy To Nebraska" by Allen Ginsberg, "June 20, 1961 Tangiers" by Peter Orlovsky, "From The Black Plague" by David Anton, "Speech" by Jackson McLow", "Elegy, Poems From Oklahoma" by Allen Katzman, "Peace Freak Poem" by Ed Sanders, and "Life Has No Dimension" by Art Berger. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Eddie HarrisFree Speech ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Often overlooked, but a nice little record from Eddie's early electric period on Atlantic! The group is a very soulful one made up of Jodie Christian on electric piano, Louis Spears on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and Felix Henry on percussion. The overall sound is more restrained than some of Eddie's other records – but in a way that evokes a very nice mellow soul groove. Includes a great version of "Bold & Black", from the Melvin Jackson album, plus the cuts "Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova", "Wait Please", and "Free Speech". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Plunky & Oneness Of JujuLive In Paris ... CD
Corner Shop, 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
One of the best recordings we've heard in years from saxophonist Plunky Branch – and one of the few to really capture the glory of his 70s classics with Oneness Of Juju! Given the billing of this set, it's clear that the older soul jazz spirit of Oneness is very strong in the conception of the set – and the live performance features many classics from the group's 70s albums on Black Fire, played here with a good live energy and a strong sense of soul that's way way better than the smoother jazz Plunky has been putting down in recent studio sets. The lineup here is a small combo one – with Tanya Lazenby-Jackson on keyboards and vocals – working alongside Plunky's saxes, plus additional keyboards, bass, and lots of percussion. We'd even go so far as to say that the material here easily stands with the classic and all-too-small Oneness Of Juju catalog from the 70s – and the double-length 2CD set features 22 tracks that include "Up & Down", "Be About The Future", "Follow Me", "River Luvrite", "Space Jungle Luv", "Nia", "Sex Machine", "Kool/One World Music", "World Wide Party", and "Plastic (Is Easy To See Through)". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousShe Came From Liverpool – Merseyside Girl Pop 1962 to 1968 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Liverpool is best known as the home of The Beatles – but back in the 60s, the city was overflowing with tremendous musical talent – including a wealth of female groups and singers who added a heck of a lot to the British scene in the decade! This collection digs very deep into that great well of sound – and pulls together key cuts by a few bigger names, plus lots more work by artists we never would have discovered otherwise – female singers who recorded rare singles for the British major labels, then never graced the charts again – yet left us all the wonderful little gems that make up this package! The set list is wonderful – almost an all-girl answer to the male-dominated sounds of the British Invasion – and the whole thing has the usual wonderful Ace Records notes that detail all the great songs within. 25 titles in all – with tracks that include "That Boy Of Mine" by The Breakaways, "Someone To Love" by Three Bells, "Long Tall Shorty" by The Liverbirds, "Everybody Loves A Lover" by Beryl Marsden, "Baby Don't Look Down" by Tiffany With The Thoughts, "I Want You" by Jeannie & The Big Guys, "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues" by Cilla Black, "Come See Me" by Sandy Edmonds, "Just Being Your Baby Turns Me On" by Cindy Cole, "Dumb Head" by The Sharades, "I Don't Want To Be The One" by Samantha Jones, "Am I Dreaming" by Tiffany, "Till He Tells Me" by Jacki Martin, and "I Don't Understand" by Nola York. CD

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VariousSix Feet Under Vol 1 – Rockabilly, Country, & Early Rock Instrumentals ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Raw sounds from the American underground – a great set of twang-heavy tracks from obscure 45s – most of them with a unique blend of rock and country styles! There's lots of the spirit here of Johnny Burnette – and a few artists actually seem to pay him tribute with their work – but most of the recordings have a rougher style too, with some especially great echoey production on the guitars! Titles include "Willie Joe" by Mystery Trio, "Dark Mood" by Bartlett Brothers & The Country Paupers, "Still As The Night" by Clint Blacklaw, "Kentucky Fandango" by JP Dunn, "Misery" by Jacky Lee, "A Woman's Mind" by Jimmy Merrill, "Ghost Train" by Electro Tones, and "If You Love Me" by Johnny Fortune. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison & San Quentin ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great live albums in one set! Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison is one of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only cemented his persona as the real deal, but carries an air of dizzying emotion throughout the set. Appropriately filled with his darkest tunes, Folsom is one of the few cases in which a live recording of a hitmakers catalog is stronger and more vital than the studio versions. Includes "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Cocaine Blues", "25 Minutes To Go", "Orange Blossom Special", "The Long Black Veil", "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog", plus "Jackson" and "Give My Love To Rose" featuring June Carter. Johnny Cash At San Quentin is another stunning live prison performance from the Man In Black, recorded in conjunction with a television special. Titles include "Starkville County Jail", "I Walk The Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", an incredible version of "Wanted Man", and what became the single off the LP, "A Boy Named Sue". CD

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episodes 1, 2, & 3 (3CD set) ... CD
Because/Import (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A special 3CD collection – one that brings together the first three volumes of Shaolin Soul – a great series inspired by the inventive approach the Wu-Tang Clan brought to the world of hip hop samples – that great sense of sound that had them going for tunes that had way more to offer than just a funky drum break! Instead, these classic soul tracks are overflowing with amazing musical elements – not just the great vocals of the singers or amazing energy of the grooves – but also some instrumental and production twists that really keep things interesting – and which have always made this series a standout. The set features 62 tracks in all – and titles include "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins, "I Hear The Love Chimes" by Syl Johnson, "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" by Ann Peebles, "It's Over" by Eddie Holman, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackson 5, "Honey Bee" by The New Birth, "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory, "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" by The Mad Lads, "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, "Why Marry" by The Sweet Inspirations, "You're Getting Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Come Go With Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green, "I'm His Wife" by Ann Sexton, "Takin It" by The Rimshots, "Gypsy Woman" by The Persuasions, "You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" by Bobby Bland, "Groovin On My Baby's Love" by Freddie Waters, "How Can You Say Goodbye" by Sidney Joe Qualls, "If" by Jackie Moore, "Creation (epilogue)" by Jimmy Castor, "Tune Up" by The Dramatics, "It Ain't Long Enough" by Judy Clay, "Mercy Mercy Mercy" by Willie Mitchell, "In My Heart" by Barbara & The Browns, and "Hang On Sloopy (single version)" by David Porter. CD

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Clarence Gatemouth BrownBlackjack ... LP
Music Is Medicine, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light staining along the bottom seam.)

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Jack AshfordHotel Sheet ... LP
Magic Disc/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the coolest club records ever cut – and one with a great gimmick too! That gimmick is the "hotel sheet" – an instrument created by percussionist Jack Ashford, which is a light piece of metal that's snapped back and worth to create these cool wibbly, wobbly waves of sound – almost like a moog at times, which gives some of these tracks a bit of a P&P Records vibe! Ashford was a member of The Funk Brothers – and a percussionist on countless classic Motown sessions – but this album was recorded in LA with a sweet electric groove, and a mix of strings and funk that almost rivals Jack's only other full album – a rare blacksploitation soundtrack. The set features full arrangements from Paul Riser, orchestrations from Gordon Staples, and the whole thing was recorded at the Marvin Gaye studios – which you can almost hear in Ashford's surprisingly great vocals. The title cut "Hotel Sheet" has this wonderful popping moogy sound that's very nice – and other tracks include "Funky Disco Party", "Shar", "Hi Mom, Hi Al", and "Get Right On Top". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie GleasonLonesome Echo ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
A fantastic album – if only for the cover! The record features a rare cover image that's an obscure painting by Salvador Dali – and the back cover features a photo of Jackie and Dali shaking hands! The music's not as surreal as the image, but it's still got this amazingly baroque mixture of woodwinds and strings, floating in a pillowy sort of dream-like state. Titles include "There Must Be A Way", "Deep Purple", "I Wished On The Moon", and "Speak Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Cliff JacksonCarolina Shout ... CD
Black Lion, 1961/1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, 1993 Black Lion CD pressing. Barcode has a small cutout hole.)

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Janet JacksonI Get Lonely (Janet vs Jason club, Jason nevins radio, Jasons special sauce dub, LP, TNT rmx, bonus beat, Jam & Lewis feel my bass 1, Jam &) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1998. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $3.99
2 singles, and a heck of a lot of mixes! Blackstreet is on the TNT remix, too. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with an index label.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonNumber Ones ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $3.99
Chart topping R&B from Michael, including "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Rock With You", "Billie Jean", "Beat It", "Thriller", "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "Smooth Criminal", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man In The Mirror","Dirty Diana", "Black Or White", "You Are Not Alone", "Earth Song", "You Rock My World", "Break Of Dawn", "One More Chance" and "Ben (live)". CD

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Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One ... LP
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique Jamaican instrumental style during his early years with the Skatalites, and on his later solo recordings for Studio One. This set's probably the first time Mittoo's work has been properly packaged and remastered – and the folks at Soul Jazz have done an amazing job of selecting just the right tracks for such a project. The whole thing wails along with a stone rocksteady groove – with plenty of nice drum parts and funky rhythm bits underneath Jackie's soulful organ. If you dug the label's 100% Dynamite series, you'll really dig this one – and the whole thing's very much in the same vein. Tracks include "Drum Song", "Reggae Rock", "Hot Tamale", "Killer Diller", "Black Organ", "Stereo Freeze", "Wall Street", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Juice Box", and "Killer Diller". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonGil Scott-Heron Anthology – Messages ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Some of the best tracks ever from the pair of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – some of most righteous, authoritative and thematically heavy soul music ever created – compiled in one incredible set! Messianic, emotive vocals from Gil and stunningly restrained, magical soul jazz arrangements from Brian – words can't express how dynamic these tunes are! Great stuff from classic LPs such as Winter In America, It's Your World, First Minute Of A New Day, Secrets and more! 15 tracks in all: "The Bottle", "It's Your World", "Johannesburg", "Winter In America", "The Liberation (Red, Black & Green)", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live)", "We Almost Lost Detroit", "Angel Dust", "Show Bizness", "Madison Avenue", "Shut 'Em Down", "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)". CD

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonLonely Teardrops ... LP
Brunswick, 1959. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Jackie Wilson really takes off here – leading the set with his landmark title track, then moving into a range of tracks that really display his tremendous vocal talents! The setting is a formative one in early soul – not entirely free from pop, but directed by the singer into really rich territory of his own – a blend of R&B roots, more sophisticated soul styles, and some more mainstream orchestrations that helped put Jackie over with a very large audience at the time. There's never been another singer like Wilson – and this album really gets at the core of his early genius – with tracks that include "Lonely Teardrops", "The Joke Is Not On Me", "Each Time I Love You More", "Love Is All", "You Better Know It", "Hush-A-Bye", "We Have Love", and "Someone To Need Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & a mostly center split spine.)

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✨✧ Jackie GleasonRiff Jazz ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're not exactly sure what "riff jazz" is, but we can definitely say that the album's one of Jackie Gleason's jazziest from the 50s – a really hard-hitting affair that gets past the sleepier arrangements of other records, and makes great use of breakout solo work from Jimmy Cleveland, Charlie Ventura, Hank Jones, and Charlie Shavers! The players stick with a slightly traditional mode, as you might expect – but the album's got a great way of mixing the fullness of other Gleason albums with a more searing approach to the solos. There's a heck of a lot of titles on the record – and tunes include "Tollgate Treat", "Sawmill Slide", "Hawthorne Circle Hop", "Route 9A", "Mary's Pizza Mart", "Croton Craze", "Cortlandt Clipper", and "Bird N Bottle" – all originals co-penned by Gleason! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Shannon JacksonNasty ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lively rhythms from Ronald Shannon Jackson and a mixed electric and acoustic group that includes Byard Lancaster on saxes, Khan Jamal on vibes, Charles Brackee on soprano and tenor, and Vernon Reid on guitar! There's a strong influence from the Ornette/harmelodic camp – and titles include "Black Widow", "Nasty", and "When We Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesSmackwater Jack ... LP
A&M, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of 70s electric work from Quincy – and probably his funkiest album ever! Quincy's really stepping out here from the straighter and spacier styles of earlier records – going for more of the dirty grooves he was cutting up for soundtrack albums, and hitting notes that were a lot more fitting for the blacksploitation era. The record includes the massive funky track cut "Hikky-Burr", which was the theme to the first Bill Cosby Show, and which has a sinister groove, and some wild shouted lyrics! Also features two more great themes – "Ironside" and "The Anderson Tapes" – both of which have a cool electric sound to them, and the nice title cut, which actually features Quincy on vocals! Other tracks include "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "What's Going On", "Brown Ballad" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp,)

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✨✧ Jack AshfordHotel Sheet ... CD
Magic Disc/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest club records ever cut – and one with a great gimmick too! That gimmick is the "hotel sheet" – an instrument created by percussionist Jack Ashford, which is a light piece of metal that's snapped back and worth to create these cool wibbly, wobbly waves of sound – almost like a moog at times, which gives some of these tracks a bit of a P&P Records vibe! Ashford was a member of The Funk Brothers – and a percussionist on countless classic Motown sessions – but this album was recorded in LA with a sweet electric groove, and a mix of strings and funk that almost rivals Jack's only other full album – a rare blacksploitation soundtrack. The set features full arrangements from Paul Riser, orchestrations from Gordon Staples, and the whole thing was recorded at the Marvin Gaye studios – which you can almost hear in Ashford's surprisingly great vocals. The title cut "Hotel Sheet" has this wonderful popping moogy sound that's very nice – and other tracks include "Funky Disco Party", "Shar", "Hi Mom, Hi Al", and "Get Right On Top". CD
Also available Hotel Sheet ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Melvin JacksonFunky Skull ... LP
Limelight, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums of all times – and a legendary testament to the greatness of the Chicago music scene in the late 60s! Melvin Jackson was the bassist in Eddie Harris' very successful group of the time – and his playing on Eddie's trippy and funky records for Atlantic is one of the factors that made them so great. Here, he's working with an acoustic bass, amplified with electronics like a Varitone sax – and this strange-sounding instrument is set up in a hip group that mixes Cadet funky studio players (Phil Upchurch, Morris Jennings, Jody Christian) with some of the brighter young players of the AACM (Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Leo Smith.) Jackson's bass is looped through all sorts of crazy effects, and the result is this amazing blend of avant garde playing and groovy rhythms that is beyond compare! The album includes great reworkings of two Eddie Harris funk tracks – "Bold and Black" and "Cold Duck Time" – plus monster originals like "Funky Doo", "Say What", "Dance Of The Dervish", and "Funky Skull (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram vinyl. Cover has a center split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesSmackwater Jack ... CD
A&M/Verve, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great bit of 70s electric work from Quincy – and probably his funkiest album ever! Quincy's really stepping out here from the straighter and spacier styles of earlier records – going for more of the dirty grooves he was cutting up for soundtrack albums, and hitting notes that were a lot more fitting for the blacksploitation era. The record includes the massive funky track cut "Hikky-Burr", which was the theme to the first Bill Cosby Show, and which has a sinister groove, and some wild shouted lyrics! Also features two more great themes – "Ironside" and "The Anderson Tapes" – both of which have a cool electric sound to them, and the nice title cut, which actually features Quincy on vocals! Other tracks include "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "What's Going On", "Brown Ballad" and more. CD

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✨✧ Lee Scratch PerryReturn Of Pipecock Jackson ... LP
Black Star Liner/Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more far-reaching than some of Lee's earlier recordings – opened up in a new freedom that's much more aimed at album-oriented styles – heard best on the album's long opening number "Bed Jammin", and spun out over some great numbers that really showcase Perry's incredible talents in the studio! Titles include "Untitled Rhythm", "Give Thanx To Jah", "Easy Knocking", "Who Killed The Chicken", "Babylon Cookie Jar A Crumble", and "Some Have Fe Halla". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michael JacksonThis Is It (2CDs and book) ... CD
Sony, 1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 2CD/Book ... Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to This Is It – the celebratory release of the King Of Pop's rehearsal footage from the days before his untimely death – which also serves as sort of a best of Michael's years at Epic/Sony! It does a fine job of touching on the each of the diverse styles Michael handled in his Epic years, the pioneering guitar accented pop soul magic to the more tender numbers, but, the boon for This Is It is the title track. It's a previously unreleased number with backing harmonies by the Jackson's, a fairly gentle and memorable tune, plus some disc 2 demos. Titles include "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Jam", "They Don't Care About Us", "Human Nature", "Smooth Criminal", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Beat It", "Black Or White", "Earth Song", "Billie Jean", "Man In The Mirror" and "This Is It" (main and orchestra version). Disc 2 includes demos for "She's Out Of My Life", "Wanna Be Startin Somethin" and a "poem" version of "Planet Earth". CD
(2CD set comes packaged in a mini hardcover booklet of photographs from those final rehearsals.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsHappy Blues (alternate cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Gene Ammons in a mighty nice setting – working here in an open-ended jam session style that brings all his best live energy into play at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder! The set's got a crackle that really goes beyond the earlier, shorter bop recordings from Ammons – and a bit more darkness than some of his 60s sessions too – a really wonderful balance of open and tight playing, not just from Jug's tenor, but also from Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, and Duke Jordan on piano! Rhythm's handled by Addison Farmer on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the mighty Candido also adds in some congas, to really give things a kick. The set list includes four long tracks – "Happy Blues", "The Great Lie", "Madhouse", and "Can't We Be Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with RVG etching and deep groove. Cover has some discoloration.)

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Bama – The Village PoetGhettos Of The Mind ... LP
Chess, 1974. Very Good- ... $19.99
A lost classic in the funky poetry mode of the 70s – and right up there with the best work from the time by the Last Poets, Jim Ingram, or Gil Scott Heron! Bama's got a rough-edged voice that works very well with the funkier backings of the set – handled by a team that includes Bernard Purdie on drums, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Cornell Dupree on guitar – and this rough vocal style also fits the themes of the tunes, which are still as political and righteous as other work in the genre, but a bit more down to earth as well. The music itself was arranged and composed by Jimmy Wizner and Billy Jackson – and titles include "Ghettos Of The Mind", "The Right To Be Wrong", "Nothingness", "Drunken Sister", "I Got Soul", "Welfare Slave", "Social Narcotics", and "Blackman, My Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Aware pressing. Cover has some splitting in the top seam, mostly split bottom seam, and some stains at the bottom.)

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Ray CharlesBirth Of Soul – The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings 1952 to 1959 (3 CD box set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s. Used 3 CDs ... $11.99
You know, over the years, you get exposed to so many cliches about Ray Charles that it's easy to forget how great he is – but you won't after hearing this set! This totally essential box pushes way past any other collection to pull together the raw early R&B sides by Ray – much harder stuff than any of his later country soul work, and way more rockin than even his instrumental sides that show up more as "jazz" efforts. No, this stuff kicks ass – and is right up there with the best 50s R&B work by artists like Tiny Bradshaw, Wynonie Harris, or Ray Brown. Plus, a huge amount of the cuts on here never really appeared on full LPs, so it's not like you'll be able to track them down that easily on other reissues. There's a wealth of excellent material here that will open up a whole new side of Ray for you – and which will fill in loads of holes if you've already got some of his work. There's a total of 53 tracks in all, plus a great set of notes and a very handsome box – and titles include "What Kind Of Man Are You", "Get On The Right Track", "Leave My Woman Alone", "Roll With My Baby", "Jumpin In The Morning", "It Should Have Been Me", "Feelin Sad", "Mess Around", "I Wonder Who", "Blackjack", "Greenbacks", "A Fool For You", "Hard Times", "A Bit Of Soul", "I Want To Know", "It's Alright", "Ain't That Love", and "That's Enough". All cuts are vocal – and this is some of the most satisfying Ray Charles you could ever buy! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Outer box has some light edgewear, noting major.)

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Johnny DarrellCalifornia Stop-Over (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
A beautiful turn in style for Johnny Darrell – a singer who maybe hit kind of a pop/country mode in the 60s – but who here comes across with a nicely deep vibe! The cover image has kind of a lonely feel, and that spirit is definitely in he music too – as Darrell matures into a much better singer than we remember, and picks up elements of the rising country rock world too – a hip vibe that really works well for the songs on the album – which include work by Jackson Browne, Hoyt Axton, Lowell George, and DeWayne Blackwell. Titles include "These Days", "Brother River", "She's Headed For The Country", "Brother River", "Willing", "Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood", "Mama Come N Get Your Baby Boy", and "Meanwhile Back In Memphis". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Dick & Kiz HarpAt The 90th Floor ... LP
90th Floor, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
A rare vocal session from the duo of Kiz and Dick Harp – a pair who's kind of like a stripped-down version of Jackie & Roy! As on the best Jackie & Roy work of the time, the record features vocals by both Kiz and Dick – sometimes singing solo, sometimes in duet mode – but the sound here is a lot sparer, with just piano backing the voice on most numbers, in a way that's intimate and very much in a late nite and loungey mode. The setting is an unusual one for the time, but Kiz especially rises to the challenge – and really dominates the record with her expressive, yet understated vocals. Titles include "Ugly Duckling", "Lazy Afternoon", "I Like It That Way", "Down In The Depths", "Inch Worm", "Joey Joey Joey", and "Too Much In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)
 
 
 



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