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Brunswick/LadermanString Quartet (contrabass)/Seven Trios For String Quartet/String Quartet No 2 – Galimir Quartet ... LP
CRI, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene ChandlerBrunswick Complete Singles Collection ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful work from our favorite stretch of music from the legendary Gene Chandler – an artist who started out on Vee Jay Records, but really hit his prime here at Brunswick! Chandler was a key singer in the early years of soul – and some of his first recordings had strong appeal to doo wop and R&B crowds – but by the time of this set, Gene was really moving into some more mature, more sophisticated styles – an approach that easily rivals that of Chicago soul contemporaries Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson! Chandler's often a bit more upbeat and swinging than either of those – especially Jackson – but here, he shares a similar open, emotive quality – much more adult than before, and delivered with a confidence that's very different than earlier weepy pop. A number of cuts here are duets with the great Barbara Acklin – and titles include "Will I Find You", "Show Me The Way To Go", "The Girl Don't Care", "Love Won't Start", "There Was A Time", "Teacher Teacher", "Anywhere But Nowhere", "This Bitter Earth", "Familiar Footsteps", "My Love", "There Goes The Lover", and the sublime "Suicide" – maybe one of our favorite Gene Chandler tracks ever! CD

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✨✧ VariousBrunswick Northern Soul ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from one of the greatest soul labels ever – the mighty mighty Brunswick Records, home to some of the greatest work coming out of Chicago in the 60s and early 70s! The set really does a great job of moving past the hits – bringing together an assortment of hard to find tracks that mostly originally appeared on 45, and which were done by some of the more obscure artists who recorded for the label. Brunswick titles have appeared on so many compilations that you might pass this one by – but don't, because it's filled with great bits that go way past the obvious! Titles include "Suddenly" by Tony Drake, "Sweetest Thing" by Channel 3, "Bet You Never Thought" by Gene Chandler, "The Chase Is On" by The Artistics, "I'll Bet You" by Billy Butler, "Oh Linda" by Leroy Taylor, "Don't Take It Out On This World" by Adams Apples, "Have More Time" by Marvin Smith, "I'm In Danger" by The Visitors, and "Keep Your Chin Up" by Jackie Ross. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousReadymade Digs Brunswick ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Readymade crew turn their talents to a host of tracks from the legendary Brunswick Records – serving up a really joyous mix of Chicago soul that definitely lives up to the best side of their sound! Brunswick soul is usually a lot more upbeat and positive than that of some of their contemporaries – filled with pride and power that really comes through in the grooves chosen for this excellent set – a mix of vocal and instrumental cuts that really remind us why we love Windy City soul from this time so much! Titles include "Where Would I Go" by Ginji James, "California Montage" by Young Holt Unlimited, "Stop Look & Listen To Your Heart" by Barbara Acklin, "Whispers" by Erma Franklin, "Sunny" by Young Holt Trio, "Love The One You're With" by Herman, "Girl I Need You" by The Artistics, "I Had It All The Time" by Tyrone Davis, "This Love Is Real" by Jackie Wilson, "Uptight" by Count Basie & Jackie Wilson, and "Sugar Sugar" by Willie Henderson. CD
 
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Gene ChandlerThere Goes The Lover/Tell Me What Can I Do ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a slight warp but plays just fine.)

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✨✧ Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People/Troubles A' Comin ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels are worn and faded, with small initials in marker.)

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Chi-LitesDevil Is Doing His Work (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Chi-LitesLetter To Myself ... CD
Brunswick, 1973. Used ... $7.99
Perhaps the most heavenly of all the Chi-Lites albums, with soaring harmonies leaping all over beautiful Chicago soul production, and loads of great heartbreaking stories unfolding as the whole thing spins away! A true masterpiece from the Chicago scene – and filled with loads of wonderful moments that almost seem to be the group's answer to some of the growing wave of harmony soul coming from the east coast at the time. Includes the excellent title track, plus "Just Two Teenage Kids", "Too Late To Turn Back Now", "Someone Else's Arms", "You Smiled The Same Old Way", "My Heart Just Keeps On Breakin'", and "Love Comes In All Sizes". Nice cover, too, with a skyline shot of Chicago around the same time that Bob Newhart was working there as a shrink! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Frank Ferera & Anthony FranchiniWailana Waltz/Dreamy Hawaii ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1921. Very Good ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Joki Freund QuintetEuropean Jazz Sounds ... CD
Brunswick/Be! (Germany), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the earliest work we've ever heard from German tenorist Joki Freund – a player who'd trip out a bit more in later years, but who blows here with a sound that's sharp, modern, and very swinging throughout! The group features trombone from Albert Mangelsdorff, who's also on the straighter side of the spectrum here – plus alto from Emil Mangelsdorff, sounding a lot more modern than on other recordings – really matching the energy of both hornmen, as they all step out in a piano-less group that only features the bass of Harry Schell and drums of Rudi Sehring on rhythm! The music has echoes of better-known 50s modernists – like Lee Konitz or Jimmy Giuffre on our side of the Atlantic, or Hans Koller in Freund's German scene – and the package features live material from a 1957 album, plus additional studio tracks from the rare Joki's Sparkle EP. Titles include "Nico", "Freund Point", "Vie La France", "Swinging Pigeons", "Domicile", "Rudy's Theme", and "From Lighthouse To Frankfurt". CD

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Terry Gibbs/Mary Lou WilliamsJazztime USA – Vol 1 ... LP
Brunswick, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
One side of work by Gibbs' sextet – with Don Elliott on mellophone, Howard McGhee on trumpet, and Horace Silver or Billy Taylor on piano. One side by the orchestra of Mary Lou Williams – with Morris Lane on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing with deep groove! Vinyl is great – and cover has one small mark from a sticker on the opening edge, but is great overall too.)

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Terry Gibbs/Milt BucknerJazz On The Air (10 inch LP) ... LP
Brunswick, 1953. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Rare Brunswick work from Terry Gibbs – a groovy 10" LP, split with the group of Milt Buckner! Side one and part of side two feature Terry leading a very cool group – a combo with Gibbs on vibes, plus piano, bass, and drums – and a young Don Elliott on mellophone, making a key appearance here, and giving the record a nicely swinging sound! Gibbs' vibes have that warmly chromatic sound we love so much from this time – and titles include "Out Of Nowhere", "What's New", "Now Is The Time", and "Bernie's Tune". The remaining tracks feature the trio of Milt Buckner – with Milt on organ, Bernie Mackey on guitar, and Cornelius Thomas on drums. The straight trio plays on "Russian Lullaby" – and Gibbs joins them on "Trapped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape!)

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Benny GoodmanMuskrat Ramble/After Awhile ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1929. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker on the a side.)

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Benny Goodman & His BoysWolverine Blues/A Jazz Holiday ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1928. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker on the a side.)

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Sound InvestmentSound Investment ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Tight funky soul from this really great 70s combo – a group with a sound that's much more like the funky 45 underground of the early part of the decade than you might guess from the date of the record! The style is a mix of deep soul with funky undercurrents – and some vocals are by an excellent female singer who manages to soar strongly, yet still have this raspy edge that's really personal. A male singer comes into the lead on other tracks – and creates this multi-voiced quality that really matches the diversity of the grooves – especially when he tries out some slightly witty bits. Every cut's an original, and there's some really well-penned tracks on the set – not throwaway club tracks, nor filler for a full record – but well-conceived numbers that really show that Sound Investment's the real deal, all the way through. Titles include "Woe Is Me", "Funky Skunk", "Spare Ribs & Fried Chicken", "I'm Sorry", "Our First Child", and "Dirty Man". CD

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Wildare ExpressDead End Street/Why Am I Treated So Bad ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie WilsonFairest Of Them All/Whispers ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1966. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Jackie WilsonLonely Teardrops/In The Blue Of Evening ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing in a Brunswick sleeve.)

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Jackie WilsonSings The World's Greatest Melodies ... LP
Brunswick, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Weird record that has Jackie singing a bunch of different stuff, from a bunch of different sources, but still staying mostly in his Brunswick soul bag. Dick Jacobs did the arrangements, and the tracks include "Pianissimo", "Forever And A Day", "My Empty Arms", and "Hearts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black spectrum label pressing with deep groove.)

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Jackie WilsonSoul Galore ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Soul Galore from Jackie Wilson – and easily one of his hardest-hitting albums of the 60s! The set's got Jackie really stepping out with his best sort of groove – that raw power that really unlocks his vocal range, set to some of the funkiest backings he'd had on record so far – a real surprise from arranger Dick Jacobs, who also doesn't give Wilson any of the weaker cuts that could sometimes hurt other records! Instead, this set is full of the kind of wicked hard soul numbers that really set Jackie on fire – killer cuts that include "Brand New Thing (parts 1 & 2)", "Stop Lying", "Let Me Build", "3 Days 1 Hour 30 Minutes", "I've Got To Get Back", "So You Say You Wanna Dance", "Everything's Gonna Be Fine", and "Your Loss My Gain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie WilsonThose Heartaches/I've Lost You ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! LP, Vinyl record album

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Young-Holt TrioWack Wack ... LP
Brunswick, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Amazing stuff from bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt! At the time of this release, the pair had already risen to great fame as the rhythm backing for Ramsey Lewis in his first trio – but broke out on their own as a solo act, with a real focus on rhythmic piano grooves! Working here with pianist Hysear Don Walker, the pair attempt to recreate a bit of the rolling soul jazz groove they hit with Ramsey – but they also take a hipper approach, by moving the drums and bass forward in the mix, especially Young's bass, which was capable of amazing funky riffs and elegant whimsical lines. The title cut, "Wack Wack", is one of those 60s instrumental hits we'd put on a par with "Bang Bang" or "Soul Finger" – and the album also includes wonderful versions of jazz and pop hits like "Monday, Monday", "Song for My Father", "Sunny", and "Girl Talk", all of which are completely transformed by the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing – nice and clean!)

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Young-Holt UnlimitedBeat Goes On ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The beat goes on, and just keeps getting better and better too – thanks to the growing sophistication of the Young/Holt duo, once they broke away from Ramsey Lewis! The bass and drums share equal space in the spotlight – and the production has the former really up high in the mix, which makes for a non-stop sort of energy that begins with the group's jazzy roots, but often takes off tighter flights into instrumental funk! And unlike the group's initial trio outing for Brunswick, this album has some great larger arrangements from Sonny Sanders – who brings in lots of excellent funky touches. Titles include a number of strong original instrumentals like "Yon Gimme Thum", "Dig Her Walk", "Baby Your Light Is Out", "Yum Yum", and "Doin' The Thing" – plus covers like "Listen Here", "Good Vibrations", and "The Beat Goes On". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RosieLonely Blue Nights ... LP
Brunswick, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rosie is Rosalie Hamlin – an unusual singer for the time, in that she wrote all the tunes herself! Backing is by Dick Jacobs – and titles include "My Darling Forever", "We'll Have A Chance", "The Time Is Near", "Cloud Nine", and "It's Time To Go Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Jackie Wilson3 Days 1 Hour 30 Minutes/I've Got To Get You Back ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonLove Is Funny That Way/You Got Me Walking ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonMy Golden Favorites ... LP
Brunswick, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic soul from Jackie! The record's an original Brunswick collection of some of his best singles – including quite a few that were penned by Berry Gordy back in Jackie's early soul days. Titles include "Lonely Teardrops", "I'm Wanderin", "Reet Petite", "To Be Loved", "I'll Be Satisfied", "That Is Why (I Love You So)", and "We Have Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Big MaybelleGospel Soul Of Big Maybelle ... LP
Brunswick, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An obscure session for Big Maybelle, but a great one too – a record that has her moving past the melancholy blues of her earlier work, into a lively gospel-based mode that's surprisingly great for her voice! The sound is quite upbeat and joyous – in a style that really has Maybelle's voice soaring to the skies – supported by arrangements from Alan Lorber and John Jacobs that are a bit like some of the backings Jackie Wilson received at Brunswick, including some additional chorus support. Tunes are a mix of gospel standards and a few secular tracks as well – and titles include "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", "Do Lord", "Dry Bones", "Down By The Riverside", and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging on the back and a small cutout hole, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/ORG, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie Henderson & The Soul ExplosionsFunky Chicken ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Killer work from one of the funkiest leaders on the Chicago scene – the mighty mighty Willie Henderson, force behind some of the city's greatest soul tracks and funky 45s! This album's like a stack of lost funky nuggets laid back to back – with lots and lots of bass-heavy grooving from the band, and plenty of instrumental riffing on guitar and horns! Most tracks are instrumental, but often feature some nice shouted or spoken bits – and the whole thing's stuffed to the rafters with great breaks, beats, and grooves! Titles include "Funky Chicken (parts 1 & 2)", "Off Into A Black Thing", "Soulful Football", "Sugar Sugar", "Can I Change My Mind", and "Is It Something You Got". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonBaby Workout (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hard soul groove from the great Jackie Wilson – and a record that really has the singer coming into his own! The music is tight, upbeat, and mighty rocking right from the start – and Wilson takes off with these tremendous vocals that are undeniably some of the greatest in early soul music – very much on a par with the best from Clyde McPhatter or Solomon Burke! And unlike some of Wilson's other albums of the time, there's almost no pop or ballad material at all – just great groovers like "Baby Workout", "You Only Live Once", "Cute Little Girls", "Shake! Shake! Shake!", "Love Train", "Say You Will", and "The Kickapoo". CD features 8 bonus tracks too – including "The New Breed", "Haunted House", "Call Her Up", "I'm Travelin On", "I'm Going Crazy", "Baby Get It", and "He's A Fool". CD

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonI Get The Sweetest Feeling (plus bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pure greatness from the second chapter of Jackie Wilson on Brunswick Records – that great stretch when the singer had some mighty fresh backings from the best soul talents Chicago had to offer – which really helped him set loose with a whole new groove! Wilson's vocals have all the dynamic energy of his early soul years, but he also gets an added level of sophistication in the arrangements too – a vibe that's almost Chess/Cadet at its best, handled by arrangers Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, and Sonny Sanders. There's a few ballads that show a more mature, adult side of Wilson – mixed with some soaring, spacious numbers that are mighty nice too – and even the familiar tunes are nicely changed up by the work of the arrangers and the singer. Titles include "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "I Get The Sweetest Feeling", "You Brought About A Change In Me", "Growin Tall", and "Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy". CD features the bonus track "The Who Who Song". CD

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonTry It Again/Love Is Funny That Way ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Mid 70s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Got A Brand New Bag (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Rojac/Traffic, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
Big Maybelle's got a new bag – and we like it! This tasty set was cut for the tiny Rojac label in between Maybelle's earlier years at Savoy and later albums on Brunswick – and it's got a swinging, 60s mod sort of style that's pretty darn groovy, baby! The arrangements are by Bob Gallo, and most of the tracks are 60s pop and soul standards – but Maybelle sings them with a gusty, sincere style – and brings a really great approach to the album – almost giving it the feel of some of the best Tangerine label albums from the decade. Titles include "Eggplant That Ate Chicago", "I Can't Control Myself", "Coming On Strong", "Mellow Yellow", "96 Tears", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Black Is Black". Kind of nutty, but it kind of works! CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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✨✧ Earl HinesHave You Ever Felt That Way? – Earl Hines 1929 to 1933 ... CD
Frog (UK), Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $12.99
Collects rare material recorded for Victor and Brunswick. Tracks include "Sweet Ella May", "Good Little, Bad Little You", "Blue Drag", "Sensational Mood", "Rosetta", and lots of alternate takes – 25 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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ImaginationsImaginations ... LP
20th Century, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An excellent group soul from Chicago – and no wonder, since The Imaginations were previously Brighter Side Of Darknes, a sublime falsetto harmony group who had a huge hit in 1972 with "Love Jones". This record's very much in the vein of that song – but also features a maturation of the group's emotions and harmonies, taking them into a mix of sophisticated love songs and righteous society tunes that puts them with the best of the early 70s harmonicists from the east coast. The album was produced in Chicago by Star-Vue Productions, and it's got arrangements by Tom Tom and Benjamin Wright that are very much in the mode of late Cadet and Brunswick work. Titles include "Because I Love You", "Ballad Of Matheia", "Love Diet", "God Bless You Love", "Me, Myself & I", "Searchin'", and "Talk About the World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has some edge wear, bent corners, mostly split top seam, and a promo sticker on back.)

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ImpressionsFinally Got Myself Together/I'll Always Be Here ... 7-inch
Curtom, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Two great tracks from the album Finally Got Myself Together – a great later Impressions album that has a classic Curtom sound! The cut "Finally" has a sound that's a lot like the work that Curtis did with the Staples on "Let's Do It Again" – and "I'll Always Be Here" is a wonderful upbeat number, with that high-stepping Brunswick-styled Chicago groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a wrinkled Buddah sleeve.)

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✨✧ Harry JamesChronogical Harry James & His Orchestra 1939 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939. Used ... $14.99
Collects 23 tracks recorded for Brunswick and Columbia – with vocals by Frank Sinatra! CD
(Out of print.)

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King OliverChronological King Oliver 1928 to 1930 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 20s. Used ... $6.99
Brunswick and Victor recordings featuring James P Johnson, JC Higginbotham, Paul Barbarin, Barney Bigard, and Punch Miller. Tracks include "Everybody Does It In Hawaii", "Freakish Light Blues", "Slow & Steady", "Too Late", "Frankie & Johnny", and "St James Infirmary". CD
(Out of print.)

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Percy MayfieldWalking On A Tightrope ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99 About August 27, 2021
Great work from R&B legend Percy Mayfield – one of the singer's most obscure sessions, and really more of a soul record overall! The album was done for Brunswick at the end of the 60s – and has lots of work from Chicago soul arrangers like Johnny Cameron and Willie Henderson – both of whom give the set a nice sort of west side kick, with a groove that's somewhere in between Syl Johnson and Tyrone Davis! Mayfield's vocals definitely still hang onto an older school of singing – but the arrangements can't help but update his groove – and a number of the tracks have this great funky crackle at the bottom that's a mighty nice surprise. Titles include "I Made It Just The Same", "Alma Lee", "My Baby's Gone", "To Me Your Name Is Love", "PM Blues", and "Danger Zone". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Friday, August 27.

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MoondogMoondog (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
This was the first of Moondog's albums on Columbia – produced in a style that took him a lot more seriously than other albums on labels like Brunswick or Prestige, and handled in a way that slots it nicely between the label's experiments in modern music with artists like Terry Riley or Harry Partch. The tracks still have all the naive charm of Moondog's earlier work, but they're performed by a top-shelf orchestra that includes classical and jazz players, including Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Buddy Morrow, and Phil Bodner. Moondog himself handles the bass – and tracks include "Mini-sym #1", "Stamping Ground", "Symphonique #6", and "Witch Of Endor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Michael NauraEuropean Jazz Sounds – Unreleased Live Recordings & Rare Radio Sessions ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99
Brilliant work from pianist Michael Naura – one of our favorite players on the German scene at the start of the 60s – and one of the few who was really picking up the best sorts of soulful currents from the American scene! Most of the work here features Naura's excellent combo with Wolfgang Schluter on vibes and Klaus Marmulla on alto sax – both equally-great players who work with Michael's piano in a vibe that maybe rivals some of our favorite Prestige Records material of the period, but also has some slight European modern currents too – always at a level that keeps things soulful and swinging, but with a vibe that's pretty darn fresh! 2CD package features well-recorded, non-LP material by the group – a great complement to their famous debut record on Brunswick – and titles include "Blues Walls", "Rainy Clouds", "Nightlife", "A Party With John", "Micha's Dilemma", "Blues For Werner", "Night At Tony's", "Mike's Blues", and "Minority". CD

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Billy Lee RileyBilly Lee Riley Rocks ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 24.99
Maybe one of the most hard-hitting in this great "rocks" series from Bear Family Records – and maybe one that features one of the artists most deserving the title, too – as the legendary Billy Lee Riley steps out here on a host of classic singles for Sun Records, unissued material, and other gems recorded for Brunswick, Philips, Rita, Jaro, and Home Of The Blues! Riley had a short but great career on the Memphis scene – where he was one of the rawest, most hard-ripping talents to cut up the underground in the days of the bigger early rock giants – a hell of a singer with a very raw sound, and a guitar player too – although these tracks also feature great work from Sonny Burgess and Roland Janes as well. CD features 35 tracks in all – including "Barefootin (alt)", "Red Hot", "Rock With Me Baby", "Is That All To The Ball", "Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash", "Thunderbird", "Arkansas Traveler", "Pearly Lee", "College Man", "Open The Door Richard", "Got The Water Boiling", "Nightmare Mash", "Searchin", "Speed Lovers", "The Little Green Men", and "Catfish". CD

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StaplesFamily Tree (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The Staple Singers pick up a great Chicago soul groove – with production by Eugene Record and arrangements by Tom Tom Washington – all in a sound that's almost as if they'd left Stax Records and started to record for Brunswick! The groove's every bit as soaring and joyous as Record and Washington crafted a few years before in the Chicago indie scene – with perhaps just a few more late 70s elements to round things out, including some tightly funky guitar bits and a few quick-stepping rhythms that nicely push the Staples towards the dancefloor! Titles include "Family Tree", "What You Doing Tonight", "I Honestly Love You", "See A Little Further", "Color Me Higher", "Let's Go To The Disco", and "Boogie For The Blues". CD features bonus single edits of "Let's Go To The Disco" and "I Honestly Love You". CD

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Art TatumChronological Art Tatum – 1940 to 1944 ... CD
Classics (France), Early 40s. Used ... $18.99
Solo, trio, sextet, and septet material recorded for Decca and Brunswick during the early 40's. Other players include Tiny Grimes and Oscar Moore on guitar, Joe Thomas on trumpet, Ed Hall on clarinet, and Slam Stewart on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Total EclipseGreat Combination ... LP
BRC/Demon (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.99 About July 23, 2021
A great combination of funk and soul – upbeat and mellow on the same album, served up by this rare indie combo from the 70s! The album's one of the few to appear on the elite BRC imprint of Brunswick Records – home to some incredible work over just a very short stretch, including this near-perfect set of sounds from Total Eclipse! The record begins with a few mellow numbers that would be right at home in the New Jersey soul scene of the early 70s – then rolls into some upbeat funk tracks that aren't disco at all, but show that quicker variant of funk that came to the forefront back when the clubs still had a nice sort of edge. Instrumentation includes lots of offbeat touches on the rhythms – and some cool moog on one track – and lead singer Bernard Fowler has this great quality that's heartbreaking when it wants to be, and positive at other moments. Titles include "St Albans Strut", "Midtown", "A Great Combination", "Loneliness", "Space Boogie", and "Plain Insane". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Friday, July 23.

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Way Out Label ... CD
Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 29.98
Great work from a label that was way out in the Cleveland scene of the 60s – but which bristles with some of the best energy of Detroit and Chicago at the time! The tiny imprint never cracked the big time, but not for lack of quality – as the cuts here have a sharp blend of deep soul vocals and tight arrangements – of the sort that we've always loved in the best smaller Chicago indies of the late 60s – particularly the kind of labels that were operating in the shadows of Chess and Brunswick. A core group of artists recorded most of this music – and make for a very unified feel throughout – especially given that even some of the numbers with solo singers still really maintain a group soul sort of vibe. And the overall quality of the package takes us back to the earliest days of projects like this from the Numero Group – right down to the very detailed story of the label's unique place in 60s soul music. Titles include "There's No You" by The Occasions, "Demanding Man" and "Two Can Make It" by The Sensations, "She Didn't Know" by Sammy Jones, "Ain't That A Heartache" and "Baby Don't Go" by Norman Scott, "You're Not Loving A Beginner" by Jesse Fisher, "How long Will It Last" by The Soul Notes, "Why" by The Springers, and "Party At Lester's" by Lou Ragland & His Bandmasters. 2CD set – with 40 tracks and a great booklet! CD

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✨✧ Exit 9Straight Up ... LP
BRC, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The one and only album by Exit 9 – an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally – working at a very fast funky clip that's kind of similar to work by Bohannon or Sound Experience – both of whom shared Exit 9's pre-disco approach to dancefloor grooves – more fast-funk than the tighter club sound of later years, and proof that a funky combo could hit the dancefloor if it had the right groove! Most numbers have vocals, and instrumentation includes lots of nice guitar work that keeps a rawer edge on the tracks – choppy and gritty in a really great way. Tracks include "MFB", "Miss Funky Fox", "Fly", "Julie I Love You", "Jive Man", and "Rhapsody in Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Cover has a cut corner, some ring and edge wear, and some splitting in the spine.)

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✨✧ Billy Lee RileyBilly Lee Riley Rocks ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the most hard-hitting in this great "rocks" series from Bear Family Records – and maybe one that features one of the artists most deserving the title, too – as the legendary Billy Lee Riley steps out here on a host of classic singles for Sun Records, unissued material, and other gems recorded for Brunswick, Philips, Rita, Jaro, and Home Of The Blues! Riley had a short but great career on the Memphis scene – where he was one of the rawest, most hard-ripping talents to cut up the underground in the days of the bigger early rock giants – a hell of a singer with a very raw sound, and a guitar player too – although these tracks also feature great work from Sonny Burgess and Roland Janes as well. CD features 35 tracks in all – including "Barefootin (alt)", "Red Hot", "Rock With Me Baby", "Is That All To The Ball", "Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash", "Thunderbird", "Arkansas Traveler", "Pearly Lee", "College Man", "Open The Door Richard", "Got The Water Boiling", "Nightmare Mash", "Searchin", "Speed Lovers", "The Little Green Men", and "Catfish". CD
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✨✧ IndependentsJust As Long – The Complete Wand Recordings 1972 to 1974 ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best soul groups to come out of Chicago in the early 70s – a quartet that was overflowing with great talent, and who also went on to influence a lot of other 70s soul as well! The group features one gal singer, and three guys – the former the great Helen Curry, who'd recorded a few solo singles before joining up – the latter the team of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancy, who'd go onto some crucial production work with Natalie Cole and other singers, plus the great Maurice Jackson, who issued some amazing work on his own! The four come together in a style that really sums up all the sophisticated soul currents taking place in the Windy City at the time – a bit of Brunswick group modes, touched with some of the loftier production styles of Curtom, given some of the fuller, warmer touches that you'd hear from The Emotions or Jerry Butler. The group only spent a few years together, and recorded for the Wand/Scepter label in New York – who often repackaged albums with a lot of overlapping tracks – which makes this collection the first true representation of everything they recorded at the time – served up with the usual stellar Kent Records notes and production. Titles include the Independents' amazing version of Leroy Hutson's "Lucky Fellow" – plus "I Just Want To Be There", "Baby I've Been Missing You", "Our Love Has Got To Come Together", "Leaving Me", "Just As Long As You Need Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Here I Am", "It's All Over", "One Woman Do Right Man", "The Same Old Way", "No Wind No Rain", and "I Love You Yes I Do (Tom Moulton rmx)". CD

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✨✧ Ethel WatersChronological Ethel Waters 1931 to 1934 ... CD
Classics (France), Early 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Columbia, Brunswick and Decca sides from vocalist Ethel Waters – accompanied by Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Bunny Berigan, Taft Jordan, and Benny Goodman! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Candace LoveNever In A Million Years – Rare Soul Recordings ... CD
Aquarius/Essential, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare female soul from Candace Love – a singer who only recorded a handful of singles in her career, which are all collected here to make the first-ever full album of her work! Candace sung on the Chicago scene of the late 60s – and these tunes definitely have all the best elements the Windy City sound had to offer at the time – particularly that nicely-stepping midtempo groove you'd know from labels like Brunswick or Okeh, given a slight indie spin, as these tracks were all done for the smaller Aquarius label. Production and songwriting is by Fred Bridges, Ric Williams, and Bobby Eaton – and titles include "Peace Lovin Man", "Something's Gonna Happen", "Love Transplant", "Wonderful Night", "Uh Uh Boy That's A No No", "That's How It Is", "Never In A Million Years", and "Heaven & Hell" – plus a few takes on "I Want To Get Back". CD

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✨✧ Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dakar/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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