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ChangeChange Of Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A game-changing album from Change – a real breakthrough for the early 80s international soul combo! Change Of Heart has some great production by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis – and on top of that, it's perhaps the best set of songs the group had recorded to to date. Jam/Lewis wrote half the tunes and produced most of the album, which is front-loaded with some of the best of them. They kick up the beat them the big hit "Change Of Heart", along with the great "You Are My Melody", "True Love", "It Burns Me Up", and the more mellow "Say You Love Me Again", the album's opener. Change's own Timmy Allen's songs are great, too – and the record is remarkably consistent as a whole. Slick without sacrificing the soul, and with the bouncing mid 80s Jam/Lewis production vibe that's sounds as fresh as ever! Other titles include "Lovely Lady", "Got My Eyes On You" and "It Burns Me Up". This Big Break UK remastered version has 4 bonus tracks: "Change Of Heart (Single Version)", ""You Are My Melody (Single Version)", "It Burns Me Up (Single Version)" and "Change Of Heart (12" Alternate Dance Version)". CD

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ChangeEverything & More – The Complete Collection 1980 to 2019 (Glow Of Love/Miracles/Sharing Your Love/This Is Your Time/Change Of Heart/Turn On Your Radio/Love 4 Love) (7CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 7CD ... $64.99 69.99
A huge batch of work from Change – all the group's classic albums from the 80s, plus some great work from later years too – all with bonus tracks added to most of the records! First up is Glow Of Love – the classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. Next is Miracles – a brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw. Sharing Your Love is sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet genuinely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. This Is Your Love is an overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Next is Change Of Heart – a game-changing album from Change – a real breakthrough for the early 80s international soul combo! Change Of Heart has some great production by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis – and on top of that, it's perhaps the best set of songs the group had recorded to to date. Jam/Lewis wrote half the tunes and produced most of the album, which is front-loaded with some of the best of them. Turn On Your Radio is not nearly as well-known as their first few hits, but still in that all-solid approach to the groove that was the Change trademark during the early 80s! The sound is a bit more stripped down than before – tight beats and keyboards, mostly in a mellow to midtempo mode – all topped with vocals from male and female members of the group! Change still have a great way with a hook here – an approach to soul that's tight and professional, yet not nearly as cloying as some of the chart-climbing acts of their generation. And as before, the keyboards are almost as great as the vocals – with slight jazzy inflections that warm up the tunes nicely! Last up is Love 4 Love – a 2018 comeback for Change – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the best parts of the group's earlier music, but also updates the sound a bit – in the way that a combo like Incognito or Brand New Heavies were updating older soul music back in the 90s, by grabbing all the strongest parts of the past, and fusing them into a fresh lean groove. The songs are upbeat, positive, and full of the kind of catchy hooks that Change always did so well! Box set features 78 tracks in all – with bonus tracks added to most albums! CD

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✨✧ ChangeGlow Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. The set's filled with sharp rhythms and sweet jazzy changes – and titles include the classics "The Glow Of Love" and "Searching", both with Luther, plus "Lover's Holiday", "Angel In My Pocket", and "The End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, discoloration from age, and a name in pen on front.)

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✨✧ ChangeMiracles ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw – and titles include "On Top", "Paradise", "Hold Tight", "Your Move", "Stop For Love", and "Heaven Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small stain and light wear.)

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Rob AgerbeekKeep The Change ... CD
Munich/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 About July 28, 2021 (delayed)
... CD

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Lamont ButlerIt's Time For A Change ... LP
Blessed/Acid Jazz (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 23.98
A rare bit of gospel from the Louisville scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that's also got plenty of secular soul appeal too – thanks in part to the righteous message in Lamont's lyrics, which would fit with some of the deeper sounds of 70s soul – and thanks also to the wicked instrumentation, which has this great indie vibe, again with plenty of wonderful 70s soul elements! The group's got bits of organ, chromatic guitar, and some gentle basslines that really guide the way – but it's definitely the lead vocals of Lamont Butler that make the whole thing come together – a singer with a sound that's every bit as hip as his look on the cover, and a really universal way of making a message. Titles include "Time For A Change", "Ungodly War", "Smile", "Brighter World", "Thank You Lord", and "Love One Another". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ian Carr & Don RendellChange Is ... CD
BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
A fitting title – for a great album! Change Is marks a real turning point in the career of the Ian Carr/Don Rendell team – as the pair seem to go out even farther than before, leaving behind some of the straighter rhythms of earlier sets, to explore a realm of looser time and space. The ensemble still has a soulful undercurrent that keeps things compelling – even when the overall style gets a bit out – and thanks to strong horn work from the leaders, plus lyrical work on piano and harpsichord by Michael Garrick, the album's every bit as great as earlier classics like Dusk Fire or Shades of Blue. Garrick contributed 2 great tunes to the album – "Black Hair" and "Cold Mountain" – and other titles include "Elastic Dream", "One Green Eye", and "Mirage". CD

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Sam CookeShake – A Change Is Gonna Come ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good ... $59.99
Collection of Sam Cooke's wonderful soul for RCA, compiled just after his untimely death. The set's divided into more uptempo numbers on the first side, and Sam's great ballads on the flip, all with his rich voice ringing clearly on top. Features "Shake", "Yeah Man", 'Win Your Love For Me", "It's Got The Whole World Shakin", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "I'm Just A Country Boy" and "Ease My Troublin Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Fantastic Family AiresJesus I Love You/I Made A Change ... 7-inch
RC, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jose FelicianoNever Gonna Change (club, dancestrumental, house mix, house dub, power radio mix) ... 12-inch
EMI, 1989. Sealed (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed with a cutout hole.)

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Michael FormanekRub & Spare Change ... CD
ECM, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Features Tim Berne on alto and Craig Taborn on piano! CD

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✨✧ Peter FramptonWind Of Change ... LP
A&M, 1972. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Endee IkejiWake Up For Positive Change ... LP
Premier (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging, a thin portion torn off from the spine, and some light stains on back.)

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Jackson 5It's Too Late To Change The Time/Dancing Machine ... 7-inch
Motown, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jaron LanierInstruments Of Change ... CD
Point, 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve LaSpinaChange In The Weather ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
The bass of Steve LaSpina is in great company here – wrapped up all around these warm piano lines from Luis Perdomo, punctuated in the right way by the drums of Eric McPherson, and given all these sharper edges from the tenor and soprano sax of Joe Frahm! All tunes are LaSpina originals, and are a great showcase for his ear for music – that sometimes-special way that a bassist can have for composing for a group – something that's very clear from Steve's role here in shaping the sound of most tunes from the very first note. A nice little record that reminds us that bristles with a nice spirit of surprise – on titles that include "Serenity", "So Dance", "When It's Time Again", "A Change In The Weather", "The Road Ahead", and "Life In The Cove". CD

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Jarrod LawsonBe The Change ... CD
Dome (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Really fantastic work from Jarrod Lawson – one of those underground singers who should be huge, if the world had any justice! Lawson's a cut above, and completely his own singer – the kind of individual talent that comes along once in a generation, like Al Jarreau or Michael Franks – and like both of them, he's got a way of singing in a style that's steeped in jazz, but which comes across with a soulful palette that's all his own – the kind of mode that grabs you right away, and makes you know that you're listening to something really unique, really different, and really special! And while we've loved Lawson before, this album is his crowning achievement to date – the kind of set that really pushes him over the top, and which earns the term "instant classic" in our book. Lawson plays plenty of sweet keyboards next to his amazing vocals – and titles include "Be The Change", "Universal Chord", "Evalee", "Connected", "Embrace What We Are", "Soul Symphony", "Love Isn't Always Enough", "I'll Be Your Radio", and "How Long". CD

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Oneness Of JujuMake a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The third album from the mighty Oneness Of Juju – and a set that has the group tightening up their groove after the spiritual jazz approach of previous records! The style here mixes a bit more boogie with their very sharp instrumentation – still with lots of righteous energy throughout, in a way that has the group following a similar path as Earth Wind & Fire – roots in spiritual jazz, but able to bring in a bit of soul and funk – all while never losing their core! The album's big breakout track is "Every Way But Loose" – a killer dancefloor tune that played big on New York clubs, and was even licensed to other labels – probably the group's best-remembered tune. But the whole album's great – with Plunky Nakabinde very much at the helm, serving up lead vocals and saxes – on titles that include "Make A Change", "Loves Wonderland", "Always Have To Say Goodbye", "Run Away Bay", and "Higher". Great expanded set features lots of unreleased music – the great "Plastic (unreleased version)", plus extended studio versions of "Run Away Bay", "Always Have To Say Goodbye", "Time", and "Every Way But Loose". CD
Also available Make a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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Oneness Of JujuMake a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
The third album from the mighty Oneness Of Juju – and a set that has the group tightening up their groove after the spiritual jazz approach of previous records! The style here mixes a bit more boogie with their very sharp instrumentation – still with lots of righteous energy throughout, in a way that has the group following a similar path as Earth Wind & Fire – roots in spiritual jazz, but able to bring in a bit of soul and funk – all while never losing their core! The album's big breakout track is "Every Way But Loose" – a killer dancefloor tune that played big on New York clubs, and was even licensed to other labels – probably the group's best-remembered tune. But the whole album's great – with Plunky Nakabinde very much at the helm, serving up lead vocals and saxes – on titles that include "Make A Change", "Loves Wonderland", "Always Have To Say Goodbye", "Run Away Bay", and "Higher". Great 2LP set features lots of unreleased music – the great "Plastic (unreleased version)", plus extended studio versions of "Run Away Bay", "Always Have To Say Goodbye", "Time", and "Every Way But Loose". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Make a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Jim ReevesI'm Gonna Change Everything/Pride Goes Before A Fall ... 7-inch
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a bit of pen.)

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

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Son Of BazerkChange The Style/J Dub's Theme/Version 1/Version 2 ... 12-inch
MCA, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
"Change The Style" is right – as Son of Bazerk run through a dozen styles, from sweet soul to heavy metal. The cover is a great take-off of the cover one of the James Brown King LP's – I Got You. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Alexa TarantinoWinds Of Change ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The first we've heard as a leader from saxophonist Alexa Tarantino – a great talent who's really been bubbling under on other ensemble records for the Posi-Tone label, and who's very much at the start of a great career of her own! Alexa plays some mighty nice soprano sax on the album – plus tenor and flute – all with this nice sense of edge in her tone, mixed with a more forward-moving flow – this subtle quality that really keeps things interesting, and which has us held surprisingly rapt whenever one of her horns stretches out in a solo. Most tunes are originals, with this fresh sense of timing that really works with her tone – and the rest of the group features Christian Sands on piano, Joe Martin on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums – and a few tracks also feature trombone from Nick Finzer. Titles include "Wisp After Wisp", "Breeze", "Face Value", "Seesaw", "Without", "Ready Or Not", "Zingaro", and "Square One". CD

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksGirl You Need A Change Of Mind (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those cuts we never tire of! Eddie's "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" is a mindblowingly anthemic number – the kind of cut that burnt up dancefloors when it first came out, and which has continued to please countless generations, through house, hip hop, funk, and beyond! The part 2 has a great guitar breakdown too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Andrew HillChange (Involution plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A long-unavailable album from Andrew Hill – a quartet date that's filled with jagged edges and bold fragments of sound! The material was recorded in the 60s, but not issued at the time – and only appeared briefly in the mid 70s as part of a Sam Rivers 2LP set titled Involution. There's a really strong new thing vibe going on here – at a level that matches the brilliance of Hill's Smokestack album, but which is perhaps even better, given Rivers' sharp lines on tenor! As with many of the best Blue Note sets in this mode, the bass and drums almost get equal space with the main solo instruments – so that the percussion of JC Moses and bass of Walter Booker often hang out in space, shaping the sound of the record on their own, as all players contribute equally to the structure of the songs. Hill wrote all the numbers on the set, and titles include "Violence", "Pain", "Illusion", "Hope", "Lust", and "Desire". CD also features 2 alternate takes of "Violence" and "Desire". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Morgana KingEverything Must Change ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sublime work from Morgana King – a set that continues the unique mellow vocal tradition begun on her Reprise sides of the 60s, and continued strongly well into the 70s on Paramount and other labels. The setting's somewhat spare here – a small group with guitar, electric piano, bass, drums, and percussion – all used nicely alongside King's vocals in a warm, pillowy quality that glides with a gentle groove and a great sense of grace and presence. The tracks are mosly mellow, and Morgana delivers those great King-styled vocals we love so much – an approach that's unlike any other singer we can think of, and which is right at home here. Titles include "Everything Must Change", "Give Me The Simple Life", "Love Song", "Out Of Nowhere", and "This Masquerade". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Henry ThreadgillSubject to Change ... LP
About Time, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Compelling compositions from the great Henry Threadgill – recorded here with a really like-minded batch of players who perfectly help him realize his musical vision! There's a nicely snakey feel to some of the tunes here – almost a journey in jazz expression from the left side of the spectrum – lead with a bit more strength than some of Threadgill's other contemporaries, but still allowing plenty of room for solo expression! Two percussionists drive the ensemble – Pheeroan Aklaff and John Betsch – and other players include Ray Anderson on trombone, Rasul Siddik on trumpet, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Deidre Murray on cello – as well as Threadgill himself on flute, alto, tenor, and clarinet. Amina Claudine Myers contributes vocals on one number – "A Piece Of Software", which features lyrics by Cassandra Wilson – and other titles include "Just Trinity The Man", "Homeostasis", "Higher Places", "Subject To Change", and "This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Lamont ButlerIt's Time For A Change ... CD
Blessed/Acid Jazz (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare bit of gospel from the Louisville scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that's also got plenty of secular soul appeal too – thanks in part to the righteous message in Lamont's lyrics, which would fit with some of the deeper sounds of 70s soul – and thanks also to the wicked instrumentation, which has this great indie vibe, again with plenty of wonderful 70s soul elements! The group's got bits of organ, chromatic guitar, and some gentle basslines that really guide the way – but it's definitely the lead vocals of Lamont Butler that make the whole thing come together – a singer with a sound that's every bit as hip as his look on the cover, and a really universal way of making a message. Titles include "Time For A Change", "Ungodly War", "Smile", "Brighter World", "Thank You Lord", and "Love One Another". CD
Also available It's Time For A Change ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ DionysosChange D'Adresse ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sharp slice of prog from the French Canadian scene of the 70s – served up by a group who realize that they actually do more with less by the time of this third album – a set that's filled with short tunes that have all these wonderfully focused, jazzy instrumental touches! The group has a warmth that goes beyond some of their contemporaries – and the tunes all have great vocals, sometimes harmonized by the group, and lots of excellent work on Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, saxes, flute, and guitar – flowing out in ways that are never too extended, but certainly make their presence known. Titles include "Retro", "Pit Buick", "Un Bec Une Caresse", "Flou Pas Fou", "Yvette", "Ostid Probleme", and "C'Est Comme Ca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ GoneLet's Get Real, Real Gone For A Change ... LP
SST, 1986. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Jarrod LawsonBe The Change ... LP
Dome (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Really fantastic work from Jarrod Lawson – one of those underground singers who should be huge, if the world had any justice! Lawson's a cut above, and completely his own singer – the kind of individual talent that comes along once in a generation, like Al Jarreau or Michael Franks – and like both of them, he's got a way of singing in a style that's steeped in jazz, but which comes across with a soulful palette that's all his own – the kind of mode that grabs you right away, and makes you know that you're listening to something really unique, really different, and really special! And while we've loved Lawson before, this album is his crowning achievement to date – the kind of set that really pushes him over the top, and which earns the term "instant classic" in our book. Lawson plays plenty of sweet keyboards next to his amazing vocals – and titles include "Be The Change", "Universal Chord", "Evalee", "Connected", "Embrace What We Are", "Soul Symphony", "Love Isn't Always Enough", "I'll Be Your Radio", and "How Long". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Be The Change ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Orquesta De Las NubesOrder Of Change ... LP
Music From Memory (Netherlands), 1980s/Early 90s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Enrico PieranunziComplete Enrico Pieranunzi On Black Saint & Soul Note (Isis/Deep Down/No Man's Land/Flux & Change/Seaward/Ma L'Amore No) (6CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
The Black Saint/Soul Note label is perhaps best remembered for its work with American avant players, but it also gave plenty of Italian players some great exposure, too – as you'll hear in this excellent collection of work from pianist Enrico Pieranunzi! The set features 6 albums for the label by Pieranunzi – all beautifully remastered, and packaged in tiny record-type sleeves. First up is the lovely Isis (1981), a date that features excellent flugelhorn from Art Farmer, and alto from Massimo Urbani. Next are two trio dates, Deep Down (1987), with Joey Baron on drums and Marc Johnson on bass – and No Man's Land (1990), with Johnson on bass and Steve Houghton on drums. Flux & Change (1995) features some great duets between Pieranunzi's piano and the drums of Paul Motian – stretched out over short tracks wrapped up into three different "suites" of music. Pieranunzi returns to the trio on Seaward (1996), with Hein Van DeGeyn on bass and Andre Ceccarelli on drums – and Ma L'Amore No (1997) features the horns of Lee Konitz and Enrico Rava added to various tracks with a trio. 6 albums in all! CD
(All albums come in paper sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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✨✧ Jerry Jeff WalkerMr Bojangles – The Atco/Elektra Years (Mr Bojangles/Five Years Gone/Bein Free/Jerry Jeff/Too Old To Change) (5CD set) ... CD
Atco/Morello (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Five full albums from Jerry Jeff Walker – presented here in a box set with original album art too! First up is Mr Bojangles – a fantastic early moment from Jerry Jeff Walker – a set that contains the huge "Mr Bojangles", but also features lots of the other sorts of amazing songs that really set Walker apart from the rest! The work is poised perfectly between folk and country – both worlds that would soon revere the smartness of Jerry Jeff's songwriting skills – and a young David Bromberg is an important part of the sound, on both lead acoustic and electric guitar! The production is great – as stripped-down as a folk record, but with some of the sensitivity and jazzier currents of a singer/songwriter album – and in addition to "Mr Bojangles", other tunes include "Gypsy Songman", "I Keep Changin", "Maybe Mexico", "I Makes Money", "Little Bird", "The Ballad Of The Hulk", nd "Round & Round". Next is Five Years Gone – a set with a cover that almost looks like some 80s indie rock record – which is maybe a good indication of just how far Jerry Jeff Walker has stretched out his sound since his debut! The style here is free of the folksier elements of the past – fuller arrangements that have piano and organ doing as much as guitar – mixed with bits of dobro and vibes that shade things with more subtle country colors – even though Jerry Jeff here is a lot less of a country singer than he'd soon become! Instead, there's a very open, honest presentation – on material that is very post-folk, and in a singer/songwriter mode that should have made Walker huge at this point. Titles include "Tracks Run Through The City", "Dead Men Got No Dreams", "Janet Says", "About Her Eyes", "Seasons Change", "Help Me Now", and "Happiness Is A Good Place To Visit But It Was So Sad In Fayetteville". Bein Free is an overlooked classic from Jerry Jeff Walker – and a set that's very different than his crossover pop of a few years before! Walker here really explodes as both the singer and songwriter that would make him an underground legend in the generation of Kris Kristofferson, Kinky Friedman, and Townes Van Zandt – someone who can touch mainstream country with his styles and sound, but who was also in a very separate space – one that was hip enough to get plenty of nods from the cognoscenti in the worlds of rock, folk, and singer/songwriters. The Dixie Flyers back up Jerry Jeff here, and give the record a nicely unified sound – thanks in part to work on piano and dobro from Jim Dickinson – on titles that include "Vince Triple O Martin", "But For The Time", "A Secret", "Nobody's", "Some Go Home", "Where Is The DAR When You Really Need Them", and "I'm Gonna Tell You". On the cover of Jerry Jeff, Walker looks more like a country singer than on previous records – and he maybe sounds more like one too, but with a richness and sensitivity that maybe echoes some of the Elektra albums of the period by Mickey Newbury – although a bit more upbeat too! As with Newbury, Walker's an artist whose songs earned great money for others – but who's always maybe one of the best interpreters of his tunes – working here with offbeat shifts in styles that are far from common country, and which maybe also echo the range of modes that Kris Kristofferson would evoke on his earliest records too. Titles include "Lone Wolf", "Bad News", "I'm Not Strange", "Comfort & Crazy", "Banks Of The Old Bandera", and "Her Good Lovin Grace". Too Old To Change is a record that's maybe a bit too early in the career of Jerry Jeff Walker to earn the "too old" in the name – it was just a bit over a decade since his debut – but it's also clear that Walker has lived a lot of life in the space of time, which you can definitely her in his choice of material and vocal performance. There's less originals than before, but Jerry Jeff does a great job of moving between up-close and personal songs and a few more rockish moments – opening up the sort of space that made his records like this a key bridge between the worlds of Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle to come. Titles include "Mountains Of Mexico", "Old Nashville Cowboy", "Hands On The Wheel", "I Ain't Living Long Like This", "Too Old To Change", and "Northeast Texas Women". CD
 
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Joe Meek & OthersEmotional, Cosmic, & Occult World Of Joe Meek ... LP
Chump Change, Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A host of amazing productions from the legendary Joe Meek – the UK studio genius who made some really incredible music in the 60s! Joe had a sense of echo, space, and electronics that was unrivalled by anyone else working in London at the time – and his music here easily rivals the best offbeat sounds coming from the American west coast, particularly the LA and Pacific Northwest scenes! There's lots of great guitar moments and sharp garagey edges – and lots of those weird, unusual instrumental moments that made Meek's music sound moogy years before the moog was invented. But there's also some wonderfully dramatic pop vocals too, which bring this sense of life to these tunes that never gets old. Titles include "Valley Of The Saroos" by The Blue Men, "Johnny Remember ME" by John Leyton, "Crazy Drums" by The Outlaws, "North Wind" by Chick Lewis, "Singing The Blues" by Jason Eddie & The Centremen, "Night Of The Vampire" by The Moontrekkers, and "The Angry Desert" by The Sound Offs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Swollen MembersTen Years of Turmoil Greatest Hits (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Regime Change, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... $9.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". Also includes 2 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jon AndersonOlias Of Sunhillow (CD/DVD edition – with bonus mixes) ... CD
Atlantic/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 25.99
A really beautiful solo album from Jon Anderson – best known as the lead singer of Yes, stepping out here with a set that matches the solo projects of Chris Squire and Steve Howe from the same time! Yet unlike those efforts, this one is truly a solo recording – as Anderson not only sings, but handles all the instruments himself – keyboards, guitars, and everything else – folded together in a sound that's very faithful, thanks to work from Mike Dunne, who'd handled a lot of the sound for recordings by Yes! Given that Anderson's not an instrumental virtuoso, like some of his bandmates, the record is a nice change from some of the side-long power jams of mid 70s Yes – tunes that together tell a story, but which have a lyrical, personal vibe that also really suits the charms of Jon's vocals. The set feels nicely like a mid 70s side-chapter of Yes – in ways that are different than the solo records by Howe and Squire – and titles include "Ocean Song", "To The Runner", "Flight Of The Moorglade", "Solid Space", "Dance Of Rampart/Olias", and "Meeting/Sound Out The Galleon". 2CD edition features a bonus DVD – with a new 5.1 Surround Sound upmix, and a High Resolution stereo mix! CD

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Atlantic StarrAlways – The Warner/Reprise Recordings 1987 to 1991 (All In The Name Of Love/We're Movin Up/Love Crazy/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
Three full albums from Atlantic Starr – with lots of bonus tracks too! All In The Name Of Love has Atlantic Star at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". We're Moving Up is one of the last in a long run of 80s hits from Atlantic Starr – a group who were already moving up the soul charts before the release of the album! The set continues their move into commercial territory started a few records before, but it also shakes loose of some of the colder sounds of 80s soul – and picks up a somewhat warmer vibe on the keyboards and rhythms. Porscha Martin sings female vocals with the group, and titles include "Under Your Spell", "Love Ain't Fair", "Woman's Touch", "We're Movin Up", "My Sugar", "You Deserve The Best", and "Don't Start The Fire". Love Crazy is a set that's got a nice change in groove from Atlantic Starr – a sound that's still got a lot of their best elements intact, but which also seems to bring on some of the best elements that were being introduced by the British scene too! Rhythms at points are maybe more in the Soul II Soul or Lisa Stansfield modes – which makes for some great tunes that really reinvigorate the group and update them for a new jack generation, while still holding onto the charms of the past. A few moments get more in a mellow quiet storm sound – all with the balance that made earlier Atlantic Starr albums classics – on titles that include "Love Crazy", "Hold On", "Masterpiece", "Girl Your Love's So Fine", "I Can't Wait", "If You Knew What's Good For You", and "Come Lover". 3CD package features all albums in tiny LP-styled jackets – with bonus tracks that include "One Lover At A Time (ext)", "Always (edit)", "Let The Sun Shine IN (ext rmx)", "All In The Name Of Love (single)", "My First Love (ext)", "Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth ext mix)", "My First Love (7" edit)", and "Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth underground mix)". CD

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✨✧ Brian AugerStraight Ahead ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good ... $11.99
Long lean groovers from Brian Auger and the Oblivion Express group – recorded with a slightly freer feel than some of the group's earlier albums, and an approach that has them stretching out nicely! Brian still sings a bit on some tracks, but there seems to be more of a focus than before on the keyboards – that nicely compressed Auger use of Hammond and electric piano that actually went onto influence a fair bit of American players at the time, in the way that Auger himself had been influenced before by their own earlier work. Rhythms are great throughout – making all tracks funky, in a laidback sort of way – and titles include a remake of "Bumpin' On Sunset", one of the band's best tracks, plus "Change", "Beginning Again", "You'll Stay In My Heart", and "Straight Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baby Huey Story – The Living Legend (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Curtom/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP 18.99

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandExpansions ... LP
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band always sound great – but this time around, they feel funkier than before, and maybe a bit more sinister too – a really great change that has us falling in love with the group all over again! There's still plenty of steel drums in the mix – used to craft the ringing sounds that really set the group apart from other funk groups – but this time around, the bass might be the star of the show – as it's got this really strong placement that creates a bad-stepping vibe for just about every track! Other instruments come into play at times – some horns, keyboards, and guitar – but the whole thing really feels like this love affair between the bass and the steel, urged on by some excellent funky work on the regular drums too. Titles include "Space", "Raise It Up", "Getting Nasty", "Blow Your Cover", "Les Fleurs", "Squaring The Circles", "My Jamaican Dub", "Tough Victory", and "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philip BaileyInside Out ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Sealed ... $3.99
Philip Bailey hits a great groove here – working with Nile Rodgers, who gives him a lean, clean sound that works perfectly with his vocals! The sound is a nice change from the direction Bailey was heading in previously – a return to the focused soul of the later Earth Wind & Fire years, with his amazing lead opening up in ways that few other singers can match. Tunes are pretty well-penned too – catchy, but never cloyingly commercial – and titles include "State Of The Heart", "Welcome To The Club", "Special Effect", "Because Of You", "Take This With You", "The Day Will Come", "Back It Up", and "Echo My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a Nice Price sticker and cutout hole.)

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Ballister (Nilssen-Love/Rempis/Lonberg-Holm)Znachki Stilyag ... CD
Aerophonic, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Dave Rempis is one of the most consistently deft saxophonists we've ever heard – able to stop on a dime, take a turn, change back again, all while always coming up with new musical ideas – which he does beautifully here, in a series of long improvisations with the Ballister trio of Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics! And it's not just Dave's lack of a hyphenated last name that makes him so quickly creative – as his response to the efforts of his bandmates here is amazing – sometimes out front, almost directing them – other times following slightly behind, and putting things into order while the percussion, cello, and electronics are allowed much stronger sonic freeplay. Titles include "Old Worms", "Hotel Mary Poppins", and "F*ck The Money Changers". CD

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Bar-KaysPropositions ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Tightly grooving work from The Bar-Kays – a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' career, with nary a note out of place, and a sweet blend of keyboards over the bass, giving the tunes a strong electric feel – gliding wonderfully over romping rhythms on the upbeat tracks, and stepping sweetly on the album's few mellow gems. Titles include "Tripping Out", "Propositions", "Anticipation", "Do It (Let Me See You Shake)", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", and "You Made A Change In My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, bent corners, and a sticker on the spine.)

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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception ... CD
Dare 2, 2020. Used ... $9.99
This isn't the first time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have played together – but there's definitely something special about the record that really grabs our ears – and it's not just the excellent work on drums by Johnathan Blake! Barron's at his roundest, most soulful sort of tone – really grabbing the notes out of the air in this wonderful way – and Holland really follows suit too, with this very personal, organic approach that's such a change from some of his more experimental work of years back – and which makes him a stunning part of the group, especially at all those many moments when he and Barron dance around each other's sound with this beautifully resonant vibe. Titles include "Until Then", "Porto Alegre", "Without Deception", "Speed Trap", "Secret Places", "Worry Later", and "Pass It On". CD
Also available Without Deception ... CD 12.99

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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception ... CD
Dare 2, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
This isn't the first time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have played together – but there's definitely something special about the record that really grabs our ears – and it's not just the excellent work on drums by Johnathan Blake! Barron's at his roundest, most soulful sort of tone – really grabbing the notes out of the air in this wonderful way – and Holland really follows suit too, with this very personal, organic approach that's such a change from some of his more experimental work of years back – and which makes him a stunning part of the group, especially at all those many moments when he and Barron dance around each other's sound with this beautifully resonant vibe. Titles include "Until Then", "Porto Alegre", "Without Deception", "Speed Trap", "Secret Places", "Worry Later", and "Pass It On". CD
Also available Without Deception ... CD 9.99

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Beginning Of The EndFishman (full length, 45 version)/Funky Nassau (full length) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Strut (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
That's "Fishman", not fisherman – and the tune's a rare b-side from the insanely funky group Beginning Of The End – presented here in a never-issued full length take that runs for nearly 12 minutes in length! Given that Beginning Of The End usually only gave us shorter funk tracks, the longer format is a wonderful change – and totally worth all the vinyl space it takes up – especially when the flipside features the original 45 version of the tune, and a 5 minute full length version of the group's classic "Funky Nassau"! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Black SabbathTechnical Ecstasy ... CD
Warner/Essential (UK), 1976. Used ... $5.99
The cover here looks a bit slicker than some of the other Black Sabbath albums of the 70s – but the sound is anything but, and still flies the flag of all the greatness the group had to offer! The set was recorded at the famous Criteria Studios in Miami – home to some great soul sessions in the early part of the decade – and Tommy Iommi gives the band a sharp edge in the studio, bringing the guitars up and Ozzy's vocals into a nice sort of focus – reminding the world that Sabbath can still kick the ass of newcomers like AC/DC when needed. And like late 70s material by Led Zeppelin, which some purists of the time tend to dismiss – from the backward perspective of 40 years, the album sounds pretty darn great to our ears! Titles include "She's Gone", "Dirty Women", "It's Alright", "Gypsy", "Back Street Kids", "You Won't Change Me", and "All Moving Parts". CD
(Remastered.)

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Black DiamondA Held Space ... CD
Woolgathering, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
The duo of Artie Black and Hunter Diamond – the former of whom plays tenor, alto, clarinet, and other small instruments – the latter on tenor, clarinet, and some very cool percussion elements too! All the music here is improvised, recorded over a marathon five hour session, then stripped down to the essence of the recordings – presented here with no overdubs, but a fantastic sense of sound throughout – very organic, and in a way that's different than most other free improvised music of this nature. At times, the duo almost echo the sense of space that we live in Jimmy Giuffre's more free-thinking material – and titles include "Sea Change", "Curio", "Son Of The Cricket Caller", "Adanab", "The Long Arc", and "Brothers Arm In Arm". CD

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Art BlakeyJazz Message ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1963. Used ... $11.99
Art Blakey, without any Jazz Messengers – but still coming through loud and clear, thanks to help from a unique group that features Sonny Stitt on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Art Davis on bass! The album's still got all the hardbop charm of Blakey's best Blue Note dates, but also feels a bit more spontaneous too – and the basslines of Davis are a wonderful change from the usual – beautiful sounds that drive the record quite strongly up from the bottom! Titles include the killer "Cafe", plus "Blues Back", "Just Knock On My Door", "Summertime", and "The Song Is You" – and the album features fantastic blowing from Stitt! CD
(Out of print, 1999 digipack pressing. Cover has light wear, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Johnny BristolMGM Collection (Hang On In There Baby/Feeling The Magic) (limited edition with bonus track) ... CD
MGM/Hip-O Select, 1974/1975. Used ... $28.99
Under-discovered 70s soul genius from Johnny Bristol – an artist who's best known for his early work in the Motown studios, but who steps out here as an incredible soul singer in his own right! Johnny's work here has an undeniably funky quality – a full, rich groove that blends together soaring strings and tighter rhythms – almost taking a cue from the blacksploitation soundtracks of the time, but focusing that groove into some really tight soul tracks – sung with a voice that should have made him huge! There's a great blend here of the rough and the smooth – and the style's almost like mixing together Barry White and Sam Dees – with the full funky arrangements of the former, and all the great songwriting and vocal delivery of the latter. The CD features the full tracks from 2 albums – Feeling The Magic and Hang On In There Baby – plus a rare single-only version of "Hang On In There Baby", sung by Bristol with Alton McClain. Other titles include "Go On & Dream", "Hang On In There Baby", "Woman Woman", "Lusty Lady", "I'm Just A Loser", "I Got Your Number", "It Don't Hurt No More", "Love Me For A Reason", and "I Wouldn't Change A Thing". CD
(Out of print limited edition.)

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✨✧ Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Sound, space, tone, and color – a tremendous effort from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and a record with a really unique feel! The album features a wonderful group that includes Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Stan Getz on tenor, Gary Burton on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all coming together in a way that's extremely equally-weighted – with less of Brookmeyer as the leader, than as a warm friend, gathering together a few key players in the studio. Given that Getz worked with Brookmeyer back in the early 50s, and had Burton in his group at the time, the album's always a link between both sides of a decade in Stan's career – but with the presence of the modernists on the rhythm team, there's a sound here that's much more unique – one that has a place for Stan's wonderful tone, and Brookmeyer's airy phrasing – but which also drives along in a rhythmically pulsing mode that almost puts Burton's vibes at the top of the set on some numbers. There's a change in mood from tune to tune that gives the record a remarkable depth, but without sounding schizophrenic – and titles include "Bracket", " Wrinkle Time", "Jive Hoot", "Skylark", "Sometime Ago", and "Who Cares". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet + 2Short Visit To Nowhere ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99
A set that's a bit of a companion to the Brotzmann Chicago Tentet album Broken English – as it was recorded with the same lineup, on the same days – but a record that's also got a very different vibe of its own, thanks to the never-ending imagination of all the members of the group! As on the afore-mentioned record, the group here is expanded by two key guests – bassist William Parker and trumpeter Roy Campbell – east coast heavyweights brought in to an already great lineup that features reeds from Peter Brotzmann, Mars Williams, Mats Gustafsson, and Ken Vandermark – plus Joe McPhee on trumpet and valve trombone, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Kent Kessler on bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and violin, and both Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake on drums. Yet even with the two guests musicians, the Tentet manages to really feel the space around each individual musician in the lineup – working with amazing sensitivity, instead of overdone bombastic energy – creating sounds of chance and change on titles that include "Lightbox", "Short Visit To Nowhere", "Ellington", and "Hold That Thought". CD

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James BrownJames Brown – The Federal Years 1956 to 1960 ... CD
Federal/Hip-O Select, Mid/Late 50s. Used 2CD ... $49.99
The earliest years of James Brown – presented here as his complete singles for the Federal/King label, including both a and b-sides for each single – and full notes and session information for every release in the set! The 2CD set does an amazing job of excavating this sometimes-murky stretch of James' career – because over the years, the singles were repressed or issued on many different albums over many different years – usually with no proper dates or session information. Hearing them all together here is a real revelation – a 4 year transformation from R&B roots into a hipper kind of soul for the 60s, cast out over 41 tracks that includes one additional demo added to the mix! Titles include "Please Please Please", "Try Me", "Chonnie On Chon", "Gonna Try", "Messing With The Blues", "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On", "Love Or A Game", "You're Mine You're Mine", "That's When I Lost My Heart", "I Know It's True", "Think", "You've Got The Power", "This Old Heart", "Doodle Bee", "Bucket Head", and "I've Got To Change". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy BuchananLive Stock ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
The young Roy Buchanan live – working here in front of a New York crowd who are clearly in love with his talents! Roy only sings a bit – Billy Price handles most of the vocals – but he lets his guitar sing out loud and clear, with solos that dominate most of the tracks right after they get started – followed by some mighty nice work on organ and keyboards from Malcolm Lukens too. Titles include "I'm Evil", "I'm A Ram", "Can I Change My Mind", "Hot Cha", "Further On Up The Road", and "Roy's Bluz". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdPlaces & Spaces ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Good ... $16.99
An incredible record that was one of the highest points of Donald Byrd's career! The album's the third one he cut with producer/arranger Larry Mizell – and of all Byrd's work with Mizell, this one's the funkiest, the tightest, the most soulful, and the most perfectly realized vision of the smooth jazz funk sound that the team was aiming at. Every track is a winner – and the album glides along with a slippery sinewy groove, never pausing for a weak moment or a misplaced note, shimmering with pride in its own genius. Byrd's trumpet soars over the top, banking gracefully over waves of funky drums, spacey keyboards, and extremely well-placed vocals – all brought together perfectly by Mizell, with a tightly fused style that few people have ever been able to match in the studio since! Tracks include "Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)", "Dominoes", "Wind Parade", "Places & Spaces", and "Night Whistler". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. NOTE – Cover has a cut corner and is mostly stained, with extensive peeling on front and back, and some writing in pen along the opening on back.)

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ByrdsNotorious Byrd Brothers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Great genre-bending material from The Byrds – with vocals from David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Roger McGuinn – and superb production from Gary Usher! Titles include "Artificial Energy", "Change Is Now", "Tribal Gathering", "Dolphins Smile", "Space Odyssey", "Goin Back", and "Natural Harmony". CD

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Angel CanalesSabor (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Alegre/Craft, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99 On September 10, 2021
Possibly the greatest album ever from Angel Canales – a 70s salsa classic through and through, and one with great links between the New York scene and Canales' Puerto Rican roots! The tunes are wonderfully heartfelt throughout – sung with a youthful sense of soul that's far different than some of the more emotive modes of previous generations of Latin singers – in a way that really scored big with the younger generation at the time, and which makes Canales one of the key forces helping to change the sound of the music in the 70s. Instrumentation is nice and tight – acoustic small combo work with two trombones, trumpet, baritone sax, flute, piano, bass, and percussion – under musical direction by Juan Torres. Titles include "Lejos De Ti", "Perico Macona", "La Hiedra", "Sol De Mi Vida", "Sabor Los Rumberos Nuevos", and "El Cantante Y La Orquesta". LP, Vinyl record album
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Stelvio CiprianiMetti Lo Diavolo Tuo Ne Lo Mio Inferno/Leva Lo Diavolo Tuo Dal Convento/Racconti Proibiti Di Niente Vestiti ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 36.98
A trio of very unusual soundtracks from Stelvio Cipriani – all done for a cycle of films that are billed in the notes as "costume erotic comedies"! The "costume" refers to the fact that the stories are all set in the imagined past – where the erotic styles that Cipriani brings to his usual 70s work take on some slightly different flavors – often augmented more by woodwinds than his electric keys, although there also seems to be a fair bit of cool harpsichord lines as well – a nice change from the usual for Stelvio! The moods shift nicely between the three different films – and although the tracks are short, they work together to serve up this very rich pastiche of the mighty talents of Cipriani – heard here in a double-length package that really opens up a lost side of his work. The 2CD set features a whopping 56 tracks in all! CD
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Patsy ClineGonna Shake This Shack Tonight – Stop, Look, & Listen ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A fantastic collection of early material by Patsy Cline – one that offers up a nice change from the usual greatest hits package, and really digs deep into some of the harder work of her early years! The set's heavy on original recordings done for the Four Star label before Patsy rose to fame at Decca – and many of these tracks have a harder, darker vibe – one that really fits the "shack shaking" image of this series! There's a total of 31 tracks in all – including some unusual takes on familiar tunes, and lots of other early gems – all supported with the usual great Bear Family notes. Titles include "I Don't Wanna", "Stop Look & Listen (alt)", "Ain't No Wheels On This Ship", "Love Love Love Me Honey Do", "Today Tomorrow & Forever", "Hungry For Love", "Walking Dream", "Too Many Secrets", "Turn The Cards Slowly", "Honky Tonk Merry Go Round", "A Poor Man's Roses", "Don't Ever Leave Me Again", and "In Care Of The Blues". CD

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John ColtraneBallads ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – but which still has some of the depth of soul that John Coltrane brought to his more experimental work on Impulse Records! The album's a classic introduction to the music of Trane – and maybe is tied more closely to the spirit of some of his work on Atlantic Records, and makes a nice bridge between the two bodies of work – as the Great One takes on older jazz tunes, but really transforms them, thanks in part to the sublime work of Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano. The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". CD
(2007 Impulse Originals digipack pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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John ColtraneBallads ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – but which still has some of the depth of soul that John Coltrane brought to his more experimental work on Impulse Records! The album's a classic introduction to the music of Trane – and maybe is tied more closely to the spirit of some of his work on Atlantic Records, and makes a nice bridge between the two bodies of work – as the Great One takes on older jazz tunes, but really transforms them, thanks in part to the sublime work of Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano. The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". CD
(Out of print original MCA pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam CookePortrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 ... CD
Abkco, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
A massive collection of work by the great Sam Cooke – featuring 30 tunes in all, and spanning the range of his full career – from his early roots in gospel music, to the incredibly powerful soul tunes he cut shortly before his untimely death. The set's got most everything you'd ever want to hear if you're looking for an overview of Sam's work – with titles that include "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Another Saturday Night", "Good Times", "Having A Party", "Sugar Dumpling", "Ain't That Good News", "Nothing Can Change This Love", "Little Red Rooster", "I'll Come Running Back To You", "What A Wonderful World", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Summertime", and "Only Sixteen". CD

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CormegaTrue Meaning ... CD
Landspeed, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Solid post-millennium effort from Cormega – with allstar production by Buckwild, Large Pro, Alchemist and Hi Tek! Sharp stuff that sounded to us at the time like it was built to stand the test of time, and sure enough, it's rock solid after all these years. Raw, straight-foward independent hip hop at it's finest, with some pretty diverse beats given the pedigree of the roster of producers listed above, all the better to showcase how versatile Cormega's no BS mic style is. "Verbal Graffiti", "Ain't Gone Change", "The Legacy", "The Come Up", "Souol Food", "Endangered Species" and "Therapy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Crushed Velvet & The VelveteersLove & Truth ... LP
Vintage League, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A nicely collaborative project from Crushed Velvet – aka Alan Evans of Soulive, working here at a level that's much different than the style of that jamming instrumental trio! Evans handles much of the instrumentation here, along with help from some guest horn players, and very nice organ from Darby Wolf – but the main difference is in the singers, who are a really great lineup that not only handle lead vocals from track to track, but also pen their own lyrics to the instrumental tunes crafted by Alan! The lyrical contributions make the record much stronger than just another funk set with a singer thrown into the mix – and singers include Brother Goodlove, Kim Dawson, Yanick, and Saundra Williams – on titles that include "You Are My Home", "Good Thang", "Really Can't Get Over You", "We Are Not OK", "Say Their Names Be The Change", "As Far As We Know", and "Keep On Fightin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMerci Miles – Live At Vienne ... CD
Warner, 1991. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 25.98
One of the last performances ever recorded by Miles Davis – done at a jazz festival in a small town in France, and with a sound that's a bit of a change from some of his studio work at the time! There's a great sense of warmth here – a quality that may come from Miles' use of two different bassists, Foley and Richard Patterson – both players who never dominate the sound too much, but create this nice sort of bottom that provides plenty of grounding for the soaring solos of Miles on trumpet, Kenny Garrett on saxes, and Deron Johnson on keyboards. Ricky Wellman handles drums in the group – and the double-length set is full of great long performances – including versions of the Prince tunes "Jailbait" and "Penetration", plus takes on "Time After Time" and "Human Nature", which Miles was handling beautifully in the 80s – alongside the cuts "Wrinkle", "Hannibal", and "Amandla". CD
Also available Merci Miles – Live At Vienne ... LP 33.99

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Miles DavisMerci Miles – Live At Vienne ... LP
Warner, 1991. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 34.98
One of the last performances ever recorded by Miles Davis – done at a jazz festival in a small town in France, and with a sound that's a bit of a change from some of his studio work at the time! There's a great sense of warmth here – a quality that may come from Miles' use of two different bassists, Foley and Richard Patterson – both players who never dominate the sound too much, but create this nice sort of bottom that provides plenty of grounding for the soaring solos of Miles on trumpet, Kenny Garrett on saxes, and Deron Johnson on keyboards. Ricky Wellman handles drums in the group – and the double-length set is full of great long performances – including versions of the Prince tunes "Jailbait" and "Penetration", plus takes on "Time After Time" and "Human Nature", which Miles was handling beautifully in the 80s – alongside the cuts "Wrinkle", "Hannibal", and "Amandla". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time vinyl pressing!)
Also available Merci Miles – Live At Vienne ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Nathan Davis QuintetTheme From Zoltan/Mister E ... 7-inch
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1965. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Nathan Davis is one of our all-time favorite saxophone players – and he sounds tremendous here in the company of trumpeter Woody Shaw, as the pair both take on Shaw's early "Zoltan" composition, with help from Larry Young on piano! The flipside features an even bolder number – the Davis composition "Mister E", with some very fierce work from Young on the piano – a really surprising change from his usual organ work of the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Really wonderful pressing – done from the original master tapes! Limited edition too.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisGreatest Hits (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Late 60s/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Tyrone! Certainly one of the undisputed masters of the Chicago soul scene, with a voice that was instantly recognizable, and a style that matched raw roots with classy production. This early 80's set brings together 12 of Tyrone's classic sides for the Dakar/Brunswick label. Titles included are "Can I Change My Mind", "A Woman Needs To Be Loved", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "There It Is", "I Wish It Was Me", "Without You In My Life", "Is It Something You've Got", "I Had It All The Time", "Turning Point", "I'll Be Right Here", "Could I Forget You", and "Let Me Back In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, lightly bent corner, and is curled a bit at the opening.)

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Tyrone DavisIn The Mood ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good ... $9.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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DellsOne Step Closer ... LP
Private I, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
An 80s effort from The Dells – who may be one step further away from the benchmark 70s era – but they're still sounding plenty darn sweet on One Step Closer! The album has top-shelf production from the team of Marvin Yancy and Chuck Jackson, who also handled a good deal of the arrangements on the set. There's a strength here that's undeniable – a way of putting over a tune that has The Dells really building on all their years together, and not giving into any sort of commercial tricks or gimmicks to change with the times. And even though some of the instrumentation is a bit more contemporary, the vocals are still totally great – very old school in their approach to a tune, and crafted with a real love for a classic-styled harmony! Titles include "One Step Closer", "Love On", "You Just Can't Walk Away", "Holdin On", "I Am Your Man", "Jody", "Don't Want Nobody", and "Come On Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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DellsThere Is ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Fantastic bit of Chicago soul, featuring the Dells at their most mature, banked in amazing arrangements by the great Charles Stepney. There's a long version of "Stay In My Corner", plus the great title cut, and two fantastic tracks that have some great John Cage-esque prepared piano on the introduction. Great all the way through, and with loads of good tracks like "Wear It On Our Face", "Please Don't Change Me Now", and "Love Is So Simple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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Paul DesmondFirst Place Again ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1960. Used ... $18.99
The first big Paul Desmond solo album of the 60s – and a standout set that's very much in the tradition of his best work on RCA! This rare side was cut for Warner Brothers during a time when they were taking a brief dip into jazz – and it's a rarely-heard set that features Jim Hall on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Percy Heath on bass, all backing up Paul with a spare "after hours" sound that's a marked change from his tightly woven work with Brubeck. Desmond's alto is full of possibilities here – working wonders with familiar tunes like "Greensleeves", "You Go To My Head", "Time After Time", and "East Of The Sun" – as well as with the John Lewis modern number "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ DJ ClueProfessional 2 ... LP
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
23 tracks total – with a freestyle and a remix of "Change The Game" by Jay-Z, "Who's Next" by DMX, "What The Beat" by Eminem, Method Man, and Royce The 5'9", "F**k A B***h" by Snoop Dogg and Kurupt, "Live From The Bridge" by Nas, "The Best Of Queens (It's Us)" by Mobb Deep, "RED" by Redman, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and is bent a bit at the lower left side.)

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✨✧ Doobie BrothersMinute By Minute ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Includes "What A Fool Believes", "Minute By Minute", "Sweet Feelin", "Open Your Eyes", "Here To Love You", "You Never Change", and "Dependin On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Dos SantosLogos ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds coming together at once – not colliding, but really merging and making something beautiful and new in the process – always with a sound that's proud, righteous, and very aware of its power to change! In a time of borders and boundaries, the approach is especially welcome – and it's our guess that we'll be hearing plenty from Dos Santos in years to come. The album features some guest work from the Antibalas horns, arranged by Nick Mazzarella – plus cornet from Ben LaMar Gay – on titles that include "Cordva", "Purisma", "Manos Ajenas", "How Far Are We From Here", "You Are My Revolution", "Caminante", "Logos", "Return Y Regreso", and "Acabame". CD

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Lamont DozierLove & Beauty (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
A massive album by Lamont Dozier – probably his best ever! Every cut's a winner, and the LP shines with a sharpness and tightness that's missing from some of Lamont's other LPs from the 70s. The songwriting is impeccable – and as the album progresses, you get that eerie "deja vu" feeling you can have when discovering a landmark work for the first time. There's a hint of funk in the mix, but the strongest point is the production – which bowls over the top with a mix of strings, piano, and Lamont's wonderfully honest vocals. Includes the wonderful soul anthem "Don't Leave Me", which comes up again in a very tight instrumental version – plus the tracks "The Picture Will Never Change", "Why Can't We Be Lovers", and "Slipping Away". Great all the way through, and a stunning bit of seventies soul that will have you returning again and again! CD features a massive 10 bonus tracks too – including "Superwoman", "Lady By Day", "I'm Gonna Hijack Ya", "Don't Leave Me Starvin For Your Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Why Can't We Be Lovers (single)", "Let's Get Together", "I'm So Glad (parts 1 & 2)", and "You Took Me From A World Outside". CD

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Dr JohnCity Lights ... CD
Horizon/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 About September 24, 2021
A bit of a change for Dr John, but a nice one too – a set that's somewhat more mature than some of his Atco albums, but in a really nice way! The album features fuller backings from Claus Ogerman, but a core groove that's still nice and soulful – jazzy leanings from a combo that includes Dr John and Richard Tee on keyboards, John Troopea on guitar, Will Lee on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – the latter of whom kicks in a nice groove at the bottom of most numbers, making a subtle undercurrent of older funk amidst the smoothness. Ogerman's backdrops are never too excessive, and help the Dr break out of some of his older modes in a good way – not rehashing the same New Orleans ideas, but taking them instead to cooler California territory – a bit in the way that Allen Toussaint was doing on his best mainstream work of the 70s. Titles include "Dance The Night Away With You", "Rain", "Wild Honey", "Street Side", "Snake Eyes", "Fire Of Love", and "City Lights". CD

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✨✧ DreamsImagine My Surprise ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A funky fusion classic – the second Columbia set from this killer group of all-star players! The style's like the first Dreams album – a bit rock-influenced at times, but filled with jazzy instrumentation by players who include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on saxes, Don Grolnick on keyboards, and Billy Cobham on drums! Edward Vernon sings on most numbers, with a soulful style that's a bit of a change from usual work of this type – and the set's got a feel that's definitely in keeping with the odd Gahan Wilson cartoon on the front cover – familiar grooves, but a bit offbeat too, and very much in its own sort of space. Titles include "Here She Comes Now", "Imagine My Surprise", "Medicated Goo", "Don't Cry My Lady", "Just Be Ourselves", "Why Can't I Find A Home", and "Calico Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring wear, edge wear, and a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Gene DunlapIt's Just The Way I Feel/Party In Me ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two Capitol classics from the great Gene Dunlap – back to back on a single CD! First up is It's Just The Way I Feel – a classic soulful fusion album recorded and released during the crucial years of the "Capitol Rare" sound! Gene Dunlap is a jazz drummer at heart – but he's got a flair for the modern soul song – and in the same style as Norman Connors or Harvey Mason before him, he manages to put together a strong record of grooves and ballads from behind the kit! The strongest point of the record is work by The Ridgeways, a female soul trio who sing on the best tracks, giving them a smooth Jones Girls-ish kind of sound. The album includes two modern soul classics – "Before You Break My Heart" and "It's Just the Way I Feel" – plus "Love Dancin", "Rock Radio", "I Got You", and "Surest Things Can Change". Party In Me is wonderful work from Gene Dunlap – a jazzy soul drummer, and also a maestro with a killer ear for a modern soul groove! The album's got a mix of grooves and sophistication that are a bit like the best early 80s material from Roy Ayers – never chartbound, and never too commercial – but nice and tight, and really well put together! The instrumentation has plenty of jazzy 80s groove touches – especially in the keyboards – and Dunlap does a nice job of balancing up beat tracks with the mellow moments we love so much in his work. Vocals are from a variety of singers – including the great Ethel Beatty, who'd sung with Roy Ayers – plus Phillippe Wynne, Pam Lawson, and Gene himself – and titles include "Something Inside My Head", "Something Special", "Corner Pocket", "There Will Never Be Another (Like You)", "Party In Me", "Jam City", and "This One's On Me". CD

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Edo G & Insight InnovatesEdo G & Insight Innovates (opaque blue pressing) ... LP
Brick, 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 27.98
A great back to basics set from Edo G and Insight Innovates – part of a recent run of records on the scene that really seem to redirect hip hop to more straightforward modes – not at a retro level, but in a style that reminds us that at the core, the music is best when it's got a strong focus on beats and quality rhymes! Neither artist is out to change the world, but together they've got a way of uniting hip hop history with a contemporary sensibility – no fuzz or fluff, just tight at the core, and all the way through. Titles include "Just Listen", "Unite & Let's All Get Down", "It Takes Progress", "Good In Goodbye", "Never Too Late To Correct Mistakes", "Choose Your Path", and Set It Off", a tribute to Big Daddy Kane! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kahil El ZabarKahil El Zabar's America The Beautiful ... CD
Spiritmuse, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A bold vision for a better version of our nation – served up here by percussionist Kahil El Zabar, but in a mode that also has him working as the conductor of a larger ensemble too! The record has all the sense of pride, power, and optimism of some of the best sessions of this type from the 80s – that feeling that music can actually effect change, especially in the hands of artists like this – a very strong ensemble that features work from Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Tomeka Reid on cello, Josh Ramos on bass, Samuel Williams on violin, and Dennis Winslett on alto sax! The record still has a sense of groove that you'd know from Kahil's smaller group records – imagine a Ritual Trio sense of rhythm with augmented elements – and the set mixes a few well-chosen covers with great originals. The set is dedicated to Bluiette – it was his last recording – and titles include "Prayers For The Unwarranted Sufferings", "Sketches Of An Afro Blue", "Express Yourself", "Freedom March", "That We Ask Of Our Creator", and "How Can We Mend A Broken Heart". CD

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Electric Banana (The Pretty Things)Complete De Wolfe Sessions (Electric Banana/More Electric Banana/Even More Electric Banana/Hot Licks/Return Of The Electric Banana) (3CD set) ... CD
De Wolfe/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
A fantastic legacy of music from the UK scene – even though it's a pretty darn secret one as well! The Electric Banana were a very unique studio group – a combo who featured Phil May and Dick Taylor of the Pretty Things, right at a time when that group were at the height of their fame – working as a faceless studio combo with other musicians for the DeWolfe Sound Library label – all to create these tight, short rock tracks that would later end up getting used in film soundtracks and TV programs all through the 70s! A surprising number of these tracks have vocals – a bit of a change from the usual sound library recordings of the period – and over the course of the five records in the box, there's a real sense of evolution – on that matches all the growth that the Pretty Things were going through too – although maybe not as trippy overall. The group also features John Povey on drums and Wally Waller on bass – and early work features arrangements from Reginald Tilsley, which drop away pretty quickly in favor of the core sound of the combo. 3CD set features five full albums, plus notes on all the music included – with titles that include "Do My Stuff", "Maze Song", "Alexander", "Street Girl", "Grey Skies", "Free Love", "Danger Signs", "Eagles Son", "The Loser", "Sweet Orphan Lady", "The Dark Theme", "Blow Your Midn", "Love Dance & Sing", and "A Thousand Ages From The Sun". CD

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Don Ellis OrchestraShock Treatment ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1968. Used ... $5.99
A great batch of electric-infused big band tracks – and one of the first really funky records from Don Ellis! Ellis was an emerging California trumpeter/composer who'd noodled around with some modern big band work in the mid 60s – but this hip 1968 session has him adding in elements like clavinet, Fender Rhodes, sitar, timbales, vibes, percussion, and even a spot of vocals to change the groove to a more mod and swinging one. Titles include "Mercy Mabye Mercy", "New Kind Of Country", "Zim", "Star Children", "Opus 5", "Rasty", "The Tihai", and "Milo's Theme". Plus, the CD also includes some bonus tracks not on the original album! CD
(Out of print.)

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EmbryoEmbryo's Rache (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
Early prog jazz genius from the mighty Embryo – and an album that perfectly fuses their love of world rhythms and electric jamming grooves – at a level that made them one of the coolest groups on the European scene at the time! Core work here is by a trio – and the percussion by Edgar Hofmann ranges from playful to hypnotic – with heavy drums and basslines crafting some incredible rhythms that spin out strongly – sometimes jamming, sometimes a bit looser – and often topped with great work on flute by Hansi Fischer, and this ultra-cool Leslie piano played by Christian Burchard – which has a nice fuzzy sound. The album's got lots of other sweet organ and mellotron lines – and Hofmann also plays soprano sax and violin as well – on titles that include "Tausendfussler", "Time", "Revenge", "Espagna Si Franco Finished", "Try To Be", and "Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion – all produced by the great Pat Gleeson with the same sort of genre-bending care he brought to his own work as a musician! Gleeson makes things smooth and spacey, but never slick – really layering the sound at a level that's somewhere in the Mizell family territory, but with a bit of a different vibe. Coke's percussion is wonderful – and the set features vocals from Errol Knowles, plus backing from The Waters, and guest instrumentation from both Joe Henderson on tenor and Gabor Szabo on guitar. The whole thing's great, and titles include the sublime groover "I Wouldn't Change A Thing", a sweet remake of Willie Bobo's "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries", and the tracks "Back Seat", "Runaway", "Hangin On", "Somebody's Callin", and "Diamond Dust/Vida". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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Peven EverettHome Cookin – An Acoustic Album ... CD
Studio Confession, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Peven Everett, acoustic – a whole new sound for this amazing 21st Century soul singer! We've always loved Peven's music, but usually it's drenched in keyboards and drum patterns – so an acoustic setting like this is a wonderful change – and more proof that Peven's got more than enough going on to handle just about anything he wants to get into! There's heavy use of acoustic guitar in the music, but not in folksy ways at all – almost more jazzy, with some bossa undercurrents – tripping lightly under Everett's vocals, which have all the seductively soulful feel they've ever had, but also hit a more personal – almost Bill Withers-esque quality – in this new setting. If you've never heard Peven before – or even if you have – this may be the record to make you fall in love with his music. Titles include "Stuck", "One More Time", "Testin Me", "Everyday Girl", "Clementine", and "Girl Of My Dreams". CD

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Peven EverettSincerely Yours ... CD
Studio Confession, 2008. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the most sweetly soulful sets we've ever heard from Peven Everett – a laidback session that's a nice change from some of his more upbeat grooves – and one that places him solidly in the territory of mid 70s Isley Brothers or Marvin Gaye! Tunes are simple, but have a real sense of warmth – thanks to Peven's mellow vocals and keyboard work, and occasional jazzy touches that shade things in with a nice sense of color. There's beats at the bottom of most tunes, but they never move too fast – more in a mellow or midtempo mode that's totally great – and a whole new side of Peven's mighty talents. Titles include "Pressure", "First Choice", "Always Love You", "Enough Of You", "I Know When I Met", "Soul Music", "Do It Again For The Last Time", "I Ain't Goin Nowhere", and "Last Night". CD

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Tal FarlowTal Farlow Album ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $19.99
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a nice change from some of the too-clean modes of other 50s guitarists. The album features a core original 10" album session with a group that includes Oscar Pettiford on bass, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Joe Morello on drums – plus 4 more tracks from a trio with Red Mitchell on bass and Claude Williamson on piano. Titles include "This Is Always", "Tea For Two", "Blues In The Closet", "Gibson Boy", "My Old Flame", "Is There Somebody Lovelier Than You", "Everything I've Got", "You And The Night and Music", "Love Nest", and "When The Wind And The Rain Are In Your Hair". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the "Tal Farlow 100th Anniversary Collection" series!)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn 4 & 5 – Live At Jimmys ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A sweet double-length set from Maynard – one that's live and totally cooking, and proof that Ferguson's funky big band style could work equally well in a concert setting! As on other Ferguson classics from the time, the instrumentation includes a good deal of Fender bass and electric piano – electrifying the bottom sound of the rhythm while the acoustic horns really soar over the top – hitting amazing patterns and formations that change rapidly as the set grooves on – usually on longer tracks that offer plenty of room for solos! The group features some great work by European player Ferdinand Povel on tenor and flute – and titles include "The Fox Hunt", "Nice N Juicy", "Blue Birdland", "Two For Otis", "Left Bank Express", "Teonova", and "Stay Loose With Bruce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Five StairstepsFirst Family Of Soul – Best Of The Five Stairsteps ... CD
Buddah, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Killer work by this fab Chicago soul group – a bunch of young kids, ala The Jackson Five, with sweet soul sound that actually predates the work of Jermaine and Michael and Tito, and which paved the way for countless 70s groups to come! The Five Stairsteps were first discovered by Curtis Mayfield – who wrote and produced a number of tracks on the set – but they had a strength of their own (thanks in part to a young Keni Burke, who was in the group), and continued to grow over the years, changing their sound to fit their expanding ages, and the changing material they needed to cope with the growth in soul in the early 70s. The set's filled with classics – including the super-huge hit "Ooh Child", plus "The Girl I Love", "Behind Curtains", "Come Back", "World Of Fantasy", "You Waited Too Long", "We Must Be in Love", "Oooh, Baby Baby", "Don't Waste Your Time", "Something's Missing", and the break-heavy "Don't Change Your Love". CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinARETHA ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really fantastic career-spanning collection of work from Aretha Franklin – the first we've ever seen to start with her earliest years, then follow the greatness of her voice and spirit as it blossomed strongly over the decades! Sure, most folks know Franklin's classic work on Atlantic – but this package features earlier sides for Chess and Columbia, later work from Arista – and a whole host of rare and unreleased material – plus special tracks from side projects that worked together to form a crucial part of Aretha's legacy over the years! In addition to the rare tracks, there's some other great surprises here – and titles include "Until You Come Back To Me (work tape)", "Chain Of Fools (alt version)", "Rock Steady (alternate mix)", "Call Me (alt version)", "How I Got Over (live single edit)", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "A Rose Is Still A Rose", "Master Of Eyes", "A Change Is Gonna Come (mono)", "One Step Ahead", "Never Grow Old", "Today I Sing The Blues", "You Light Up My Life (unissued)", "Think", "I Knew You Were Waiting (with George Michael)", "Respect", and her version of "Natural Woman" from the 2015 Kennedy Honors ceremony. CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinARETHA ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.99
A really fantastic career-spanning collection of work from Aretha Franklin – the first we've ever seen to start with her earliest years, then follow the greatness of her voice and spirit as it blossomed strongly over the decades! Sure, most folks know Franklin's classic work on Atlantic – but this package features earlier sides for Chess and Columbia, later work from Arista – and a whole host of rare and unreleased material – plus special tracks from side projects that worked together to form a crucial part of Aretha's legacy over the years! In addition to the rare tracks, there's some other great surprises here – and titles include "Until You Come Back To Me (work tape)", "Chain Of Fools (alt version)", "Rock Steady (alternate mix)", "Call Me (alt version)", "How I Got Over (live single edit)", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "A Rose Is Still A Rose", "Master Of Eyes", "A Change Is Gonna Come (mono)", "One Step Ahead", "Never Grow Old", "Today I Sing The Blues", "You Light Up My Life (unissued)", "Think", "I Knew You Were Waiting (with George Michael)", "Respect", and her version of "Natural Woman" from the 2015 Kennedy Honors ceremony. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinARETHA (4CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 4CD ... $55.99 59.99
A really fantastic career-spanning collection of work from Aretha Franklin – the first we've ever seen to start with her earliest years, then follow the greatness of her voice and spirit as it blossomed strongly over the decades! Sure, most folks know Franklin's classic work on Atlantic – but this package features earlier sides for Chess and Columbia, later work from Arista – and a whole host of rare and unreleased material – plus special tracks from side projects that worked together to form a crucial part of Aretha's legacy over the years! This 4CD package is beautiful – a book-style cover, with loads of vintage and rare photos, essays on Aretha by David Nathan and Rochelle Riley, and track-by track notes on the 81 tracks included in the lavish set. In addition to the rare tracks, there's some other great surprises here – and titles include "Until You Come Back To Me (work tape)", "Chain Of Fools (alt version)", "Rock Steady (alternate mix)", "Call Me (alt version)", "How I Got Over (live single edit)", "Chain Of Fools (alt)", "My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is) (demo)", "Try A Little Tenderness (demo)", "Oh Baby (demo)", "Til It's Over (demo)", "Angel (work tape)", "Somewhere (alt version)", "Mr DJ", "Ooo Baby Baby (with Smokey Robinson)", "Share Your Love With Me (live)", "Spanish Harlem (alt mix)", "Bridge Over Troubled Water (long version)", "Young Gifted & Black (alt long version)", "It's Not Unusual/See Saw (with Tom Jones)", "You're All I Need To Get By (work tape)", "Don't Play That Song (live)", "Spirit In The Dark (live reprise with Ray Charles)", "Oh Happy Day (with Mavis Staples)", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "A Rose Is Still A Rose", "Master Of Eyes", "A Change Is Gonna Come (mono)", "One Step Ahead", "Never Grow Old", "Today I Sing The Blues", "You Light Up My Life (unissued)", "Think", "I Knew You Were Waiting (with George Michael)", "Respect", and her version of "Natural Woman" from the 2015 Kennedy Honors ceremony. CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good- ... $16.99
One of a handful of crucial early Aretha Franklin albums for Atlantic – and a key example of her genius pairing with arranger Arif Mardin! Instrumental backing is by a hard burning Memphis/Muscle Shoals lineup that includes Spooner Oldham on electric piano and organ, Tommy Cogbill on guitar, Andrew Love and Charles Chalmers on tenor, Wayne Jackson on trumpet, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and even Aretha herself gets to play a bit of piano on the set. But the really amazing thing here is the way that this core live mode of backing is also given some airier, loftier overtones by Mardin and co-arranger Tom Dowd – in a way that lifts up the tunes a bit more, and pushes them away from straight indie southern soul – into the range of greatness that made Franklin stand apart from most of her contemporaries. A key example of this is the album's seminal reading of "I Say A Little Prayer" – but all cuts are great, and other tunes include "Think", "A Change", "You're A Sweet Sweet Man", "I Take What I Want", "See Saw", "Hello Sunshine", and "You Send Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label stereo pressing. Vinyl has a number of light marks, but cover is still in nice shape.)

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". CD includes 4 bonus tracks "Chain of Fools (unedited version)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (mono single version)", "Since You've Never Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (mono single version)", and "Ain't No Way (mono single version)"! CD
Also available Lady Soul ... LP 39.99

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $39.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue and green label pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl is nice and clean, save for a mark that causes a short click on "Groovin'" and "Ain't No Way".)
Also available Lady Soul ... CD 4.99
 
 
 



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