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Chubby CheckerFor Twisters Only ... LP
Parkway, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on WaxTime.)

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Chubby CheckerLet's Limbo Some More ... LP
Parkway, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Chubby CheckerLet's Twist Again ... LP
Cameo, 1961. Sealed ... $9.99
A title that seems to take off from Chubby Checker's bit trademark hit, but the overall groove is a lot better than you might expect – set for twisting, sure, but in a nicely rough and ready style that's almost equal parts soul and R&B! Some tunes are familiar, but twist-ified – and others are standout originals that really make the album sparkle. Titles include "The Ray Charles-ton", "Dance A Long", "Takes Two To Tango", "Continental Walk", "The Jet", "I Could Have Danced All Night", and "Peanut Butter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 180 gram EU pressing on WaxTime.)

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (Checker 2984) ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A classic Chess-era Bo Diddley album – one you never come across. We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of its raw goodness on this early Checker LP. This set's a tasty, fantastically twangy batch of 12 tracks, almost all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound, that still have a playful bounce. Tracks include "Mr. Khrushchev", "Babes In The Woods", "You All Green", "Sad Sack", "Bo's Bounce", "Diddling","Give Me A Break", "Who May Your Lover Be", "You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover", "Mama Don't Allow No Twistin'" and "Bo's Twist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing!)
 
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Fontella BassNew Look ... LP
Checker, 1965. Very Good+ ... $33.99
With that whip in her hand, we're not gonna argue with Fontella Bass about her New Look in the photo – and we can definitely say that the whole classic album definitely lives up to her hip, powerful stance on the cover! Fontella's a singer who started in gospel, later sung jazz, but who really comes into her stride here – mixing St Louis roots with Chicago 60s soul in a completely sublime batch of tracks all the way through! To most folks, Fontella's remembered for a few reasons – her Aretha Franklin-styled hit "Rescue Me" (often mistaken for Aretha herself), or the fact that she married Art Ensemble member Lester Bowie. But back at the start, Fontella was a heck of a great little soul singer – capable of a wide variety of modes, all of which are included here! Some tracks are as sophisticated and classy as Marlena Shaw at the time, others are downright rootsy – with more of a deep soul southern mode – and in addition to the seminal hit "Rescue Me", other titles include "Come & Get These Memories", "Soul Of The Man", "Oh No Not My Baby", "How Glad I Am", "Our Day Will Come", and "I'm A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Checker pressing. Back cover has light aging.)

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Fontella BassSoul Of A Man/Rescue Me ... 7-inch
Checker, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing. Label has a name in pen and a cutout hole.)

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OW BrownI'll Be Home After While ... LP
Checker, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Deep soul from OW Brown – a lesser-known, but excellent gospel singer who recorded for Chess Records in the 60s – working here with arrangements from bluesman Sonny Thompson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label pressing. Vinyl is great – cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Checker/Universal (Japan), 1960. Used ... $28.99
Forget the silly cowboy costume on the front cover – because this is a heck of a great album! Bo might have gotten saddled (no pun intended!) with a silly gimmick for the title and image of the set – but the album's one of his best from the early Chess years, and features a rip-roaring batch of tracks that really cut it up in his classic scratchy guitar mode of the time! Lyrics are great – nearly all originals by Bo himself, with that hip swinging, and hard-wailing approach that was always a lot of fun – and cuts include "Gunslinger", "Diddling", "Cheyenne", "Cadillac", and "Doing The Craw-Daddy". CD features 5 bonus tracks too – including "Working Man", "Do What I Say", "Prisoner Of Love", "Googlia Moo", and "Better Watch Yourself". CD
(Out of print, 2008 limited SHM-CD pressing with numbered certificate that doubles as a close up of the original LP labels – includes obi!)

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Aretha FranklinAretha Gospel ... LP
Checker, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s promo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleySuper Super Blues Band ... LP
Checker, 1967. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and some calculations in pen on front.)

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Little MiltonLittle Milton Sings Big Blues ... LP
Checker, 1966. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Big blues from Little Milton, recorded with a mighty big sound as well – thanks to the cool criss-crossing of soul and blues that was going down at Chess Records in the 60s! Milton's got this raw, raspy style in his voice – a nasty edge that mixes perfectly with his own sharp guitar lines – and which gets an extra kick from the production and arrangements of Gene Barge, who still knows how to keep the core combo sound that makes the album cook! Sonny Thompson plays piano on most tracks, and Phil Upchurch adds in a second guitar at times – but the real star of the show is always Milton – shining more brightly here than on most of his later records! The album includes versions of "Please Please Please", "Have Mercy Baby", "Fever", "Sneakin Around", and "Reconsider Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue fade label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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Little WalterLast Night/Mellow Down Easy ... 78 RPM
Checker, 1954. Very Good- ... $19.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear.)

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Ray ScottPrayer ... LP
Checker, Late 60s. Sealed ... $0.99
Ray Scott performs an extended reading of Redd Foxx's "The Prayer" – caught in a live setting that's not credited in the notes, and getting some very subtle funky backing at the bottom! Ray's voice is way up front in the mix, and the small combo that vamps and grooves are very buried – but Andre Williams produced the whole set, and has given the whole thing a nicely nasty edge! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has cut corner.)

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✨✧ Tab SmithKeeping Tab ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Very nice set of moody mellow late-nite tracks from Chicago tenorist Tab Smith. Although Smith played for years in bands such as those of Basie and Lucky Millinder, this is one of the few records he ever cut under his own name. The session's got Smith fronting solos with uncredited backing by a larger group that gives him the same dreamy feel as some of the tenor/orchestral sessions by Johnny Hodges or Ben Webster on Verve. Titles include "Don't Play With Love", "Tab's Blues", and "Lady In Red". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color vinyl, white label promo, in great shape! Top cover seam has just a hint of seam splitting, but the cover is in great shape overall.)

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Soul StirrersTribute To Sam Cooke ... LP
Checker, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
The Soul Stirrers pay tribute to Sam Cooke – once a member of their group, back in the days before he made the shift from gospel music to secular soul! As you might guess, the tribute focuses on gospel tunes that Sam sang with the Stirrers – redone here with strong 60s Chess gospel production, in a style that gives the tunes more of a soul type swing – almost secularizing the whole gospel group in the end! Titles include "Peace In The Valley", "My Loved Ones", "Striving", "Hello Sunshine", "Slow Train", "Farther Along", and "The Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Tommy TuckerI'm Shorty/Sitting Home Alone ... 7-inch
Checker, 1967. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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TV Slim & His HeartbreakersFlatfoot Sam/Darling Remember ... 7-inch
Checker, 1957. Very Good- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing. Plays with some surface noise. Label has a peeled spot.)

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ViolinairesGroovin With Jesus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Damn funky gospel from The Violinaires – easily one of the hippest spiritual albums you could ever hope to find on Chess! The groove here is gritty Chicago funk, put together by Gene Barge with lots of heavy bass on the bottom – in a blend that's somewhere between the Cadet/Concept funk used with Chess bluesmen at the time, and some of the bassy bottom modes that Norman Whitfield was using over at Motown! The grooves are more than enough to send this one out to anyone with a secular soul sensibility – and titles include "No Back Door", "Grooving With Jesus", "Let Us Pray", "Let The Sunshine In", "We Got To Live Together", and "Take Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Boy WilliamsonBring It On Home/Down Child ... 7-inch
Checker, 1966. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Little WalterEverything Gonna Be Alright/Back Track ... 78 RPM
Checker, 1959. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBlack Gladiator ... LP
Checker, 1970. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A wicked reinvention of the sound of Bo Diddley – a set that electrifies his groove even more than before – and takes him into the same mix of funk and blues that Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf were exploring at the time! This album's right up there with the two Cadet/Chess classics by both of those artists – and is possibly even more messed-up too – with lots of jagged edges that push past the usual Bo Diddley groove – even though that classic sense of rhythm is still at the core to drive things along! We don't know who's playing drums, but they've got a nice heavy handed approach that makes these tracks really boom – and the set's in a massively funky style that's taken far too many years to be acknowledged for in the mainstream! Lots of nice ones, including "Shut Up Woman", "Funky Fly", "Power House", "Black Soul", "Elephant Man", and "I've Got A Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with MR stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small dent at the opening.)

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✨✧ ViolinairesFantastic Violinaires ... LP
Checker, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from one of the grooviest gospel groups to work for Chess in the 60s! Titles include "I'm Satisfied", "Meet Me Over Yonder", "Lift Him Up", "My Mother Used To Hold Me", "Nobody Knows", and "I'm Going Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original checker piece label.)

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✨✧ Tommy TuckerHi-Heel Sneakers ... LP
Checker, 1964. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Tommy Tucker may be best-remembered for the title track of this classic album – a tune that was covered by countless other artists in the 60s – but he's a hell of a talent with a mighty great range, and a gritty, soulful sound that's perfect for early 60s Chess Records! The album's got modes that move between New Orleans soul, raw R&B, and some surprisingly great mellow moments that almost have Tucker coming across with a slight tinge of jazz in his voice – in the way that Johnny Watson could also dip into styles of that nature at the time. Together, the racks make for a real revelation – way more than you'd might expect if you were only thinking of Tucker as a one-hit wonder – and titles include "Just For A Day", "Trouble In Mind", "I Don't Want Cha", "I Warned You About Him", "Walkin' The Dog", "Hard Luck Blues", "Long Tall Shorty" and "Hi Heel Sneakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on P-Vine! Back cover has some light age spots near the bottom.)
 
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VariousLand Of 1000 Dances – All Twistin Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Plenty of twisting here – and a surprisingly hip little collection that takes a look at the many incarnations of the famous dance craze in the early 60s! If you think you've already got the twist sussed out, then think again – because there's way more to the style than just big hits by Hank Ballard and Chubby Checker – as many other twist-based numbers have a raunchy, R&B-soaked sort of groove – a gritty, nitty sound that makes this package way more of a soul-styled collection than you might expect, with a few bluesy moments thrown in as well! As usual with Ace, the notes do a great job of illuminating this special moment in music – and most tracks in the package are from the years 1961 and 1962 – with titles that include "Twisting On Bandstand" by The Sprouts, "Mama's Doin The Twist" by Linda Hopkins, "Ya Ya Twist" by Petula Clark, "Twistin With Linda" by The Isley Brothers, "No Twistin On Sunday" by The Zircons, "Twist Around The Clock" by Clay Cole, "Twist & Freeze" by Billy Huhn & The Casuals, "Twist A St Tropez" by Les Chats Sauvages, "The Lone Twister" by The Lone Twister, "The Twist To End All Twists" by Robby Lawrence, "Do The President Twist" by Lula Reed & Freddy King, and "The Monster Twist" by Tyrone A'Saurus & The Cro-Magnons. CD

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✨✧ SCLC Operation Breadbasket Orch & ChoirOn The Case ... LP
Chess, 1970. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full-blown, very righteous offering from Chess to the political cause of Operation Breadbasket! Tenorist Ben Branch leads the large gospel-tinged group – and sax player Gene Barge produces and plays, with a style that's very much in the Chess/Checker bag of the late 60s soul era. Most cuts have chorus vocals, but there are are a few instrumentals on the record. Titles include "Country Preacher", "We Shall Overcome", "I Wish I Knew", and "Nobody Knows". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSacred Soul – Dave Hamilton's Raw Detroit Gospel 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The lost gospel music legacy of Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a key force in funk and soul in the Motor City in the 60s – where he developed an amazing sound that he also brought to his spiritual recordings as well! Dave's approach was always grittier than that of Motown or some of the sweeter labels in the city – as you might have heard on some of the great Ace/Kent collections of his rare singles and unissued recordings over the years – all compilations that really lay the groundwork for this one, which is brimming over with raw gospel material from a very soulful stretch in the genre! The work here is like the hippest soul gospel recorded by Chess/Checker or Jewel/Paula at the same time – strongly associated with secular soul in terms of instrumentation, arrangements, and production – and graced with message-oriented lyrics that are perfect for the heady times of the late 60s and early 70s. Some of the tracks were issued on the Sacred Sounds label back in the day, and are mixed with some others found in Hamilton's archives – all given the usual great support by Ace with a big booklet of notes and photos. Titles include "Grown Old & Feeble" by The Soul Inspirers, "I Still Remember" by Umble Faith, "Someday We'll Be Together" by The National Independent Singers, "Savoir On The Throne" by Mr Bo, "Pressing On" by The Silver Harps, "I'm Not Ready To Die" by The Scott Singers, "Down Here Praying" by The Detroit Silvertones, "The Little Light" by The Fantastic Voices Of Joy, "I Heard A Voice (part 1)" by Sensational Angelettes, "If I Had My Way" by OC Tolbert & Clara White Houston, and "Life's Pathway" by Rev Evans. CD

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✨✧ Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Greatest Hits ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Chuck's classic work for Chess/Checker – featuring tunes like "Roll Over Beethoven", "Rock & Roll Music", "Johnny B Goode", "Nadine", "Maybelline", "Sweet Little 16", "Thirty Days", and "Memphis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, still in the shrink.)
 
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Arrows/Sidewalk SoundsWild Racers ... LP
Sidewalk, 1968. Sealed ... $43.99
Instrumental grooves all the way – and one of the best of the Tower/Sidewalk soundtracks of the late 60s! The Arrows handle only two of the album's songs – and the real gems here come from The Sidewalk Sounds, who sound a lot hipper than usual! Given that this one is more of a race film than a biker one, the tunes are a bit more expansive – with grooves that throw in a bit more jazz, and some other dreamier 60s soundtrack type themes which round out the set nicely. The Arrows perform "Love Theme From The Wild Racers" and "The Checkered Flag", and The Sidewalk Sounds also perform "Love Theme", this time with a cool French voice in the middle, plus the cuts "Bedroom Theme", "First Meeting", "The Bullfight", "The Train Station", and "Wild Racers Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)

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Booker T & The MGsComplete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Stax/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A treasure trove of tight, organ-driven grooves from Booker T & The MGs – a quartet who really helped transform the sound of soul music in the 60s – even if they never sang on any of their records! The combo instrumental record had existed before Booker and the group, but working at Stax Records during the glory days of the Memphis soul scene, The MGs were able to come up with a whole new approach – tight, focused, and very sharp – not entirely funky, but not far off either – usually just with a scratchy guitar line to tighten up the rhythm, and Booker's fantastic lines on the organ to set up the tune! The group recorded a number of classic albums for Stax, but they maybe shone most on their singles – especially the b-sides, which were where they really had fun. (And trivia – "Green Onions", their biggest hit, was originally a b-side!) The set features the first run of their Stax singles – 29 tracks in all, with lots of unusual instrumentals next to the hits – titles that include "My Sweet Potato", "Booker Loo", "Aw Mercy", "Home Grown", "Big Train", "Chinese Checkers", "MG Party", "Soul Dressing", "Tic Tac Toe", "Mo Onions", "Behave Yourself", "Slim Jenkins Place", "Winter Wonderland", "Hip Hug Her", "Red Beans & Rice", "Can't Be Still", "Terrible Thing", "Outrage", "Boot Leg", "Fannie Mae", "Summertime", "Winter Snow", and of course, "Green Onions". CD
Also available Complete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 38.99

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Booker T & The MGsComplete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stax/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $38.99 39.99
A treasure trove of tight, organ-driven grooves from Booker T & The MGs – a quartet who really helped transform the sound of soul music in the 60s – even if they never sang on any of their records! The combo instrumental record had existed before Booker and the group, but working at Stax Records during the glory days of the Memphis soul scene, The MGs were able to come up with a whole new approach – tight, focused, and very sharp – not entirely funky, but not far off either – usually just with a scratchy guitar line to tighten up the rhythm, and Booker's fantastic lines on the organ to set up the tune! The group recorded a number of classic albums for Stax, but they maybe shone most on their singles – especially the b-sides, which were where they really had fun. (And trivia – "Green Onions", their biggest hit, was originally a b-side!) The set features the first run of their Stax singles – 29 tracks in all, with lots of unusual instrumentals next to the hits – titles that include "My Sweet Potato", "Booker Loo", "Aw Mercy", "Home Grown", "Big Train", "Chinese Checkers", "MG Party", "Soul Dressing", "Tic Tac Toe", "Mo Onions", "Behave Yourself", "Slim Jenkins Place", "Winter Wonderland", "Hip Hug Her", "Red Beans & Rice", "Can't Be Still", "Terrible Thing", "Outrage", "Boot Leg", "Fannie Mae", "Summertime", "Winter Snow", and of course, "Green Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies on blue vinyl.)
Also available Complete Stax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1967 ... CD 18.99

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Booker T & The MGsSoul Dressing ... LP
Stax, 1965. Very Good ... $34.99
A great little record from Booker T and group – often overlooked amidst the range between Green Onions and Melting Pot, but a very strong album of soulful Memphis instrumentals all the way through! Book's organ is bubbling hot, and the band's tight rhythm style works in a perfect laid-back mode to push the group way past the stock grooves of earlier albums – thanks to great work from the rest of the combo too. There's some mighty nice rhythm changes on this one, and a good range of non-pop tunes like "Night Owl Walk", "Chinese Checkers", "Soul Dressing", "Tic Tac Toe", "Outrage", "Home Grown", "Big Train", "Jelly Bread", and "Plum Nellie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing – nice and clean.)

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Lee KonitzLee Konitz Duets ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1967. Used ... $5.99
An interesting concept record, with Konitz approaching a variety of material, much of it written by his collaborators, in wide open duet settings. Players include Jim Hall, Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones and Richie Kamuca, and on each piece, both Konitz and his companion have loads of room to extrapolate on the base composition. Perhaps the highlight of the record is to be able to listen to Konitz wrap his warm tone around each piece, and then dance lightly around the melody. 8 numbers, including "Erb" with Jim Hall, "Checkerboard" with Dick Katz, and "You Don't Know What Love Is" with Joe Henderson. CD
(Out of print.)

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Howard McGheeMaggie – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Howard McGhee had a bit of a checkered recording career over the years, but the material he cut for Savoy was some of his strongest – and showed the bop trumpter as one of the more innovative players of his generation, willing to experiment with more interesting arrangements and styles than some of his contemporaries. We're not sure if this 2LP set contains all of Maggie's work for Savoy, but it's got a heck of a lot of stuff, with great notes, and even some unissued material. Titles include "Bass C Jam", "Fiesta", "Belle From Bunnycock", "Royal Garden Blues", "Lady Be Good", "Harvest Time", "Short Life", and "Talk Of The Town". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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