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BeethovenSymphony No 5 In C Minor Op 67/Symphony No 4 In B Flat Major Op 60 – Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye Masterworks pressing.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBest Of The Columbia & RCA/Vik Years 1956 to 1959 ... CD
Sony/Real Gone, Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... On March 6, 2020
... CD

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Billy CobhamBest Of Billy Cobham (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A collection of work from Billy Cobham, smoothed out with a sweet funky late 70s fusion groove! The sound on the set is really tight – still plenty hard on the instrumentation, but also with a focus that we really appreciate – one that's aimed as much at the soul-based jazz crowd as it is the headphone groovers who'd dug some of Cobham's trippier records in years past. Tracks here are pulled from his Columbia albums, and tracks include "On A Magic Carpet Ride", "Bolinas", "Pocket Change", "Puffnstuff", "What Is Your Fantasty", "'Anteres' The Star", "Indigo", and "Mendocino". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... CD
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $14.99
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $16.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "So What (live)", "ESP", "Round Midnight", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Miles DavisMiles Smiles (Columbia Jazz Masters pressing) ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... $2.99
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to jazz – a style that's touched with some of the light lyricism of the late 50s, but which has much sharper edges overall – and really approaches some of the best "new thing" modes that were going down at labels like Blue Note or Impulse! Many tunes have a subtly spare quality, but nonetheless work with a tremendous amount of power – and titles include a classic version of "Freedom Jazz Dance", a haunting take on Shorter's "Footprints", and the titles "Orbits", "Circle", "Dolores", and "Gingerbread Boy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tyrone DavisGive It Up (Turn It Loose) – The Very Best Of The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Tyrone Davis on Columbia Records – an incredible combination that makes for music that's quite different than Davis' earlier years on the Dakar label! At Columbia, Tyrone turned his bluesy groove onto a much more sophisticated sound – a smooth-stepping, mellow mature style that was light years ahead of his earlier work – deeply sensuous, and with a richness that still holds up wonderfully over the years. Davis' vocals are still plenty darn soulful in this setting – but in a different way than his initial Chicago roots – and certainly than the more blues-based albums he'd make after leaving Columbia – a territory that's somewhat like that explored by Johnnie Taylor during his Columbia years, although mellower than Taylor overall. Titles include "Get On Up", "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", "This I Swear", "Close To You", "Let's Be Closer Together", "In The Mood", "Heart Failure", "Leave Well Enough Alone", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", "Can't You Tell It's Me", and "Just My Luck". CD

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Duke EllingtonComplete Columbia Studio Album Collection 1951 to 1958 (9CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1950s. Used 9 CDs ... $149.99
A magnificent decade of music from Duke Ellington – the bulk of his fifties recordings for Columbia Records – all albums that really show the Duke stretching forth and greatly developing his style! The scope of performances here is breathtaking – as Ellington works with key sidemen of the postwar years, and moves into much longer-form recordings that before – tracks that help him deeply express his new ideas, and also make way for a few guest performers too. Each album comes in a tiny LP-styled sleeve, replicating the original record – and the box features the albums Masterpieces By Ellington, Ellington Uptown, A Drum Is A Woman, Such Sweet Thunder, Ellington Indigos, The Cosmic Scene, and At The Bal Masque – plus the Black Brown & Beige suite with Mahalia Jackson, and the Blue Rose album with vocals by Rosemary Clooney! CD
(Out of print.)

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EmotionsDon't Ask My Neighbors – The Columbia/Arc Recordings (Flowers/Rejoice/Sunbeam/Come Into Our World/New Affair/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Amazing box set – five full albums of material, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Flowers – a soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the instrumentation as well! The girls break out of the rootsier style used on their earlier Stax recordings, and manage to fit perfectly with the jazzy tinges of the new grooves – and, along with Ramsey Lewis and EWF, the Emotions were part of a hugely successful trinity during the late 70s – one that took the indie soul roots of the Chicago scene and turned it into landmark big business for Columbia Records. The album's got a new approach to female group soul that would go onto shape R&B for years to come – and titles include "Flowers", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "We Go Through Changes", "Special Part", and "You've Got The Right To Know". Next is Rejoice – a huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". Sunbeam is great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey sound that provides a perfect spiritual edge to the girls vocals – taking them way past the hits, into much more sophisticated soul territory. There's a beautifully righteous vibe going on throughout – a sound that's almost like Minnie Riperton at her 70s Capitol best – and titles include "Love Vibes", "Walking The Line", "Time Is Passing By", "I Wouldn't Lie", "Smile", and "Spirit Of Summer". Come Into Our World has the sweet Emotions at the top of their game – one of the brilliant albums that has the soulful trio working hand in hand with Earth Wind & Fire! The girls were plenty great in their early years, but working with Maurice White and company, they really took off – hitting a whole new level that really unlocked some deeply spiritual power in their vocals! And sure, the approach also yielded the group plenty of hits – but for good reason, too – given the classic quality and all-great nature of a set like this. Maurice White produced, and the lineup is filled with plenty of Earth Wind & Fire players too – working with some great arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Wade Marcus, and others. Tunes are balanced between clubby numbers and some nice midtempo moments – and titles include "Where Is Your Love", "Cause I Love You", "Come Into My World", "On & On", "I Should Be Dancing", "Layed Back", and "Yes I Am". New Affair has The Emotions breaking free a bit from the Earth Wind & Fire influence, and grooving nicely with a sweet 80s feel! The girls' voices are still quite wonderful – some of the deepest harmonies in the female soul world at the time – and the tunes kick it up nicely in a blend of snapping bassy club tracks and mellower cuts that sweetly sway with their great vocals! Loads of wonderful tracks – and an album not to miss! Titles include "Turn It Out", "There'll Never Be Another Moment", "Now That I Know", "Love Lies", "When You Gonna Wake Up", and "Here You Come Again". 3CD set features 8 bonus tracks – including "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix", "Don't Ask My Neighbors (single version)", "I Should Be Dancin (single version)", "My Baby Dance", "Changes", "Where Is Your Love (single version)", and "Flowers (single version)". CD


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Woody HermanComplete Columbia Recordings Of Woody Herman & His Orchestra & Woodchoppers 1945 to 1947 (7CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Mosaic, Mid 40s. Used ... $69.99
An insane amount of material from the biggest moment ever from Woody Herman – tracks recorded when he was at the top of his game in the 40s, and able to bridge many strands of jazz at once! CD
(Out of print, hand numbered limited edition pressing! Includes book, box and all CDs in their cases. Box has some very light wear on the top seam, but is great overall.)

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Billie HolidayLady Day (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s/Early 40s. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Miss Brown To You", "If You Were Mine", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Billie's Blues", "I Cried For You", "I Must Have That Man", and "Easy Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams, some aging, and gloss peel at the opening.)

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LeadbellyLeadbelly (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia, 1935. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The classic meeting of the great French arranger/pianist with American jazz players like Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and others. The tracks are a beautiful strident blend of Legrand's best arranging styles, and they show his keen talent for letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight, while complicated orchestrations swirl all around him. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of punch, and lots of great work by all the players. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has split seams, clear tape along the spine, and light surface wear.)

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Mahavishnu OrchestraComplete Columbia Albums Collection (Inner Mounting Flame/Birds Of Fire/Lost Trident Sessions/Between Nothingness & Eternity) (5CD set) ... CD
Sony, Early 70s. Used 5 CDs ... $44.99
The mighty Mahavishnu Orchestra – presented with some core 70s classics, and crucial material from the same stretch – but not issued until many years later! The crux of the package is the trio of albums Inner Mounting Flame, Birds Of Fire, and Between Nothingness & Eternity – all of which feature a hard fusion lineup with John McLaughlin on guitar, Jan Hammer on keyboards, and Billy Cobham on drums. Added to these is the excellent Lost Trident Sessions – material that's gone onto become equally important as the initial 70s releases, with an even sharper, deeper vibe! Last up is a full CD of unreleased tracks from Between Nothingness & Eternity – a must-have for Mahavishnu fans – and, like the rest of the titles here, packaged in cool LP-styled sleeves, in box with added notes. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeLay It On Me – The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia/Reel Music/P&C, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Amazing rare soul from Gwen McCrae – little-known material recorded for Columbia records in the years before her later 70s fame at TK! The style here is nice and rootsy – very southern soul in its approach, even more so than Gwen's earliest work at TK – thanks, perhaps, to less of a club or pop crossover need in the production. Yet there's also a key link with the TK years, too – production by Steve Alaimo, who's really finding his way here in a great way – borrowing bits from other southern soul modes, moving them down to Miami, and helping forge a whole new chapter in southern soul for the 70s. Gwen's vocals are incredible – arguably even deeper and more hard-hitting than on some of her bigger hits – and the freshness of the material further makes the set great. Plus, since Columbia never issued a full album of this work in the US (although there was one rare record of the singles in Europe in the 70s), this package makes the first-ever full length Columbia album from Gwen – put together with stunning sound, very detailed notes, and some great vintage images. Titles include "Leave The Driving To Us", "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", "Lay It On Me", "Lead Me On", "Lovin In The Lay A Way", "I'm Losing The Feeling", and "Been So Long". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed.)

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Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Recorded On Tour) (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Not to be confused with the other Monk album of the name Misterioso, this one is a live set (which is maybe why they put "recorded on tour" in the title!) – done in quartet format with Charlie Rouse, and either Larry Gales or Butch Warren on bass, and either Ben Riley or Frank Dunlap on drums. Tracks are short, but well executed – and Rouse, as always, is a delight. Titles include "Evidence", "Bemsha Swing", "All The Things You Are", "Light Blue", and "Well You Needn't". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)
 
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Hot SessionHot Session (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1989. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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ZonkeSoulitary (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 2006. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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AC DCBlow Up Your Video ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Mark through barcode.)
Also available Blow Up Your Video ... LP 14.99

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Acerina Y Su DanzoneraEmbrujo Tropical ... LP
Columbia (Mexico), Early 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Nereidas", "Almendra", "Juarez No Debio De Morir", "La Pajarera", "A Mi Con Porros", "Salon Mexico", and "Posada Mexicana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing on Harmony. Cover has some tape on the seams.)

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Jack Ackerman/Teo MaceroFaces ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Like the music in most of John Cassavetes films, this LP's a weird mish mash of styles, sounds, and snippets – but it's also got a very emotional edge to it, like all of Cassavetes' films. Jack Ackerman did most of the music, and Teo Macero arranged and conducted all of it. Weird stuff, but a nice relic of a beautiful movie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a small split on the bottom seam.)


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AerosmithEssential Aerosmith (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 3 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Please note that there is a tear on one of the spines inside the set.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Her TrioLullabies For You ... LP
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1965. Near Mint- ... $44.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Toshiko Akioshi – a wonderfully sensitive trio session that's quite different than her more bop-oriented work of the 50s! The mid 60s album features a fair bit of tunes pulled from traditional and Japanese sources – a few of the lullabies hinted at in the title, and a few more tracks with some slightly Eastern-styled themes. Toshiko's piano, while bold at times, also has a sensitivity that hadn't often shown up in her work by this point – a new sort of gentleness that's open to light colors and tones that really flesh out the album beautifully. Bass is by Yasuo Arakawa and drums are by Kanji Harada – and that's a young Monday Michiru sitting on the piano on the cover (and the album was also one of the last to bill Toshiko as "Mariano", referring to Monday's father Charlie.) Titles include "Mari To Tonosama", "The March", "Angel's Lullaby", "Tuppen Och Honan", "London Bridge", "Cancion De Extremadura", "Kanchororin Bushi", "I Ken Pien Tan", and "Chocho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very high-quality Japanese reissue, with obi – on 180 gram vinyl, and with a very heavy cover!)

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Eric AndersenBlue River ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover.)

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Louis ArmstrongComplete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings Vol 3 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1926/1927. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis ArmstrongGenius Of Louis Armstrong Vol 1 – 1923 to 1933 ... LP
Columbia, 1920s/Early 30s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ArthurNatural 10 ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Chet AtkinsAlmost Alone ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Chet AtkinsCGP – Stay Tuned ... CD
Columbia, 1985. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Autumn Leave'sShake It! ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 2008. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Sticker over slipcover barcode.)

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BachPrades Festival Vol 3 – Brandenburg Concerto No 6 In B Flat Major/Musical Offering – Casals/Prades Festival Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing.)

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BachPrades Festival Vol 5 – Sonata No 1 In G Major For Cello & Piano/Sonata No 2 In D Major For Cello & Piano – Pablo Casals/Paul Baumgartner ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2 Eye mono pressing.)

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Philip BaileyContinuation ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... $9.99
An 80s soul classic from Philip Bailey – stepping out here from Earth Wind & Fire in a set that has him sparkling strongly as a solo act! The vocals still have that trademark Bailey sound – a wonderful range that's never overdone, and which seems to shine especially well on the mellow and midtempo tunes in the set! Production is by George Duke, who does a lot to preserve the jazzier warmth of Bailey's previous settings – and although there's a bit more crossover potential here, the sound is still never too commercial or aimed at the charts. Titles include "It's Our Time", "Trapped", "I Know", "I'm Waitin For Your Love", "Desire", "The Good Guy's Supposed To Get The Girls", and "Your Boyfriend's Back". CD
(Out of print.)

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Philip BaileyI Know (extended dance version)/The Good Guy's Supposed To Get The Girls ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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BallinjackBallinjack ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Includes the excellent "Found A Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ron BanksTruly Bad ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... $7.99
One of the original Dramatics, singer Ron Banks strikes out here on his own – a slept on gem from the early 80s! The set's in a similar modern soul mode to LJ Reynolds, who also worked with him in the group, and was having a bit of a solo career of his own at the time. It's got sort of a D-Train feel to it – with classic male soul vocals over instrumentation that includes some slight electro touches, especially on keyboards and drum programs. Banks keeps the whole thing nice and soulful, thanks to some great vocal work, which you'll hear on the smooth mellow track "Let Love Flow", which has a beautiful down-tempo groove, and a nice two-step beat – plus the other mellow tracks like "Make It Easy On Yourself" and "You and Me". Uptempo club cuts include "Truly Bad", "Zap", and "She's So Good to Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Barber/SchumanPiano Concerto/Song Of Orpheus – John Browning/Leonard Rose/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2 Eye stereo pressing!)

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Bobby BareMe & McDill/Sleeper Wherever I Fall/Bare/Down & Dirty ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four late 70s albums from Bobby Bare – all brought together in a single set! First up is Me & McGill – a really special sort of album from the great Bobby Bare – a set that's a collaborative effort with songwriter Bob McDill, as you can probably guess from the title! Bob gives Bobby tunes that are nicely different than some of the mid 70s material he was recording for RCA – maybe a bit more down to earth, with less easy attempts at wit – and at a level that show a maturing Bare, in styles that are similar to some of the shifts that Merle Haggard was taking at the time. Titles include "If You Think I'm Crazy Now", "Look Who I'm Cheating On Tonight", "The Woman In Every Man's Life", "Tired Of The Road Joe", "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", and "Till I Get On Feet". Sleeper Wherever I Fall is Bobby Bare's first album for Columbia Records – a bit of a return to straighter material than some of his concept records for RCA from a few years back – material that really helps the maturing singer find a way towards some of the adult territory that some of his contemporaries were handling at the time – but all without ever sounding too commercial or mainstream, maybe a shift towards territory of some of the non-outlaw material of David Allen Coe. Titles include "Hot Afternoon", "Goin Up's Easy Goin Down's Hard", "Sleep Tight Good Night Man", "What Did It Get Me", "The Last Time", and "Rodeo Queen". Bare is a record that reunites Bobby with songwriter Shel Silverstein – the talent who really helped him reignite his music at the start of the 70s! The songs here are maybe a bit less concept, or joke-oriented than some of Silverstein's more famous material – a great reminder that Shel can be a hell of a songwriter in more conventional modes – and a few tracks on the record are by other writers too. Throughout it all, that great Bobby Bare vocal approach really makes the best of the songs – titles that include "This Guitar Is For Sale", "Too Many Nights Alone", "Greasy Grit Gravy", "Sing For The Song", and "Yard Full Of Rusty Cars". Down & Dirty is a strong live set from Bobby Bare – a singer we mostly associate with studio work, but who's clearly at home here in front of a crowd! There's maybe some slightly more rockish phrasing in some of the instrumentation – but the live presentation keeps things from ever sounding commercially overdone – and the songs are a mix of material from the kinds of singers who always bring out the best in Bobby Bare – a fair bit from Shel Silverstein, plus more from Bob McDill, Townes Van Zandt, and Kris Kristofferson. Titles include "Some Days Are Diamonds", "Numbers", "Tequila Sheila", "I Can't Watch The Movie Anymore", "Qualudes Again", "Down To My Last Come & Get Me", and "Good For Nothing Blues". CD

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BartokMiraculous Mandarin/4 Orchestral Pieces/Three Village Scenes – Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Austria), 1972. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieBlues By Basie (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1944. Very Good 4 x 78 rpm album ... $6.99
Features some great vocals by Jimmy Rushing – plus early Basie swingers! 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have stickers.)

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Sidney BechetSidney Bechet With His Quintet & Bob Wilber's Wildcats (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia (UK), 1948. Very Good+ ... $4.99
UK 10" album – featuring late 40s material with Sidney Bechet on soprano sax – in one group with Bob Wilber on clarinet, Johnny Glasel on cornet, and Dick Wellstood on piano – and another with Lloyd Phillips on piano, Pops Foster on bass, and Arthur Herbert on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s pressing.)

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BeethovenComplete String Quartets Vol 2 – Middle String Quartet Op 59, Op 74 & Op 95 – Juilliard String Quartet ... CD
Columbia, 1983. Used 3 CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BeethovenConcerto No 5 In E Flat Major Op 73 (Emperor) – Rudolf Serkin/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, 1951. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye mono pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, but is otherwise in good shape!)

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BeethovenSonata No 9 In A Major Op 47 (Kreutzer)/Sonata No 1 In D Major Op 12 No 1 – Zino Francescatti/Robert Casadesus ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye mono pressing.)

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BeethovenSymphony No 5 In C Minor Op 67 – Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2 Eye stereo pressing with bonus 7 inch!)

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BeethovenSymphony No 8 In F Major Op 93 – Bruno Walter/Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, 1949. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Please note – the cover is a red version of the artwork shown.)

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Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke Story Vol 1 – Bix & His Gang (second cover) ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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George BensonBenson Burner ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s/1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A 2LP set that features some great early groovers from George Benson – cut for Columbia back in the late 60s, when George was fresh out of Jack McDuff's classic combo, and grooving on his own with the help of organist Lonnie Smith. These tracks have gotten pretty hard to find on vinyl over the years, which makes the set even more essential than it was a decade ago, when you could still find it easily in the cutout bins. Most numbers have a great raw organ/guitar groove – much different and a lot more soulful than most of the other jazz on Columbia at the time. Tracks include "Benson's Rider", "Clabber Biscuits", "Chicken Giblets", "Mama Wailer", "Hammond's Bossa Nova", "Peg Leg Jack", "Jaguar", "Keep Talkin", and "Slow Scene". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Audio DynamiteE=MC2/A Party ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is somehow bottled and presented on record as perfectly as ever could be – and even better are the delicate moments that show such an incredible depth! Titles include "Turtle Blues", "Oh Sweet Mary", "Ball & Chain", "Summertime", "Piece Of My Heart", and "I Need A Man To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Big Brother & The Holding CompanyHow Hard It Is ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this benchmark effort makes a pretty solid testament to his legacy. Alongside some of the period QB hip hop, this one is pretty close to the pinnacle of streetwise east coast 90s hip hop. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". CD
Also available Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... LP
Columbia/Traffic, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $25.99
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this benchmark effort makes a pretty solid testament to his legacy. Alongside some of the period QB hip hop, this one is pretty close to the pinnacle of streetwise east coast 90s hip hop. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle – The Okeh Sessions ... LP
Okeh/Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a motherlode of great work that easily puts her right up there with Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown as one of the great female singers of the 50s. The package features a whopping 22 tracks in all – including many bits that get lost between the tracks in some of the too-sifted collections of her work from the time. Titles include "Maybelle's Blues", "Hair Dressin Women", "My Big Mistake", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "So Good To My Baby", "Gabbin Blues", "You'll Never Know", and "New Kind Of Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Eubie BlakeEighty Six Years Of Eubie Blake ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersHard Bop (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Mosaic, 1956. Used ... $12.99
A killer album – one of Art Blakey's best non-Blue Note sides, and a blinding set of hard-driving jazz that well earns its title! The group is one of Blakey's pre-Timmons/Morgan/Shorter ones – with Jackie McLean on alto, Bill Hardman on trumpet, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Sam Dockery on piano – and they come together here with a sense of fire and imagination that tops even some of their other work for labels like RCA or Argo during the same stretch. Blakey's sense of timing and poise is in full force here – giving the younger players plenty of room to do their thing, which also includes contributing a number of key tracks to the set! Titles include a stellar reading of Jackie McLean's great composition "Little Melonae", plus the tracks "Cranky Spanky", "Stella By Starlight", and "Stanley's Stiff Chickens". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Nica's Tempo", "Dee's Dillema", "Just For Marty", and a "Gershwin Medley". CD

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Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Jane Ira BloomModern Drama ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mike BloomfieldLive At The Old Waldorf ... CD
Columbia, 1976/1977. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Arthur BlytheDa Da/Basic Blythe ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A pair of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – back to back in a single set! Da Da is a set that mixes some of the sharper edges of Blythe's earlier records with a few more contemporary touches – but always at a level that still has the reedman standing far from the mainstream! The core group here features Olu Dara on trumpet, Cecil McBee on bass, John Hicks on piano, and Bobby Battle on drums – and on the acoustic tracks, there's some great energy between them that soars with a soulful spirit birthed in the loft jazz years, maybe swung a bit straighter than before. A few other tunes add in some extra elements – an electric bass on one number, some light strings on another – but the core of the album still has a magnificent focus on that tone that Blythe had only perfected even more on records like this, especially on the more laidback numbers, which come as a real surprise, and reflect a ballad style we might not have guessed in the early days. Titles include "Odessa", "Esquinas", "After Paris", "Crescent", and "Break Time". Next up is Basic Blythe – not exactly basic work from Arthur Blythe, as the set features an added string ensemble too – but a record that certainly has the saxophonist really hitting a whole new level of genius! There's a great core group here – with John Hicks on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Bobby Battle on drums – and the strings are added in around the edges, never getting to much in the way of the combo energy, but also fleshing out the sound with this beautiful richness that only seems to enhance the sharp tone of Arthur's alto sax! The arrangements are great, too – hardly the usual "with strings" material, and instead very creative – with this mix of soul and sophistication that reminds us a bit of the Bill Lee scores for early Spike Lee films, but even longer and with the key addition of Blythe in the lead. Titles include "Lenox Avenue Breakdown", "Faceless Woman", "Ruby My Dear", "Heart To Heart", and "As Of Yet". CD

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Arthur BlytheElaborations/Light Blue/Put Sunshine In It ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A trio of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – brought together in a 2CD set! First up is Elaborations – a beautiful moment in which the loft jazz generation really got a chance to shine in the mainstream – and mostly without any sense of overdone attempts at commercialization! The album's a great summation of all the ideas that reedman Arthur Blythe was cooking up in the 70s underground – performed here with a hip group that includes Blythe on alto, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bobby Battle on drums, Bob Stewart on tuba, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Mohammad Abdullah on congas – some of them players who you might never have expected to be recording for Columbia Records! And yet the setting of the record doesn't interfere with their creativity at all – and instead, really seems to give Blythe and the group the sort of focus that only makes their ideas even better – on titles that include "Elaborations", "Metamorphosis", "Sister Daisy", "Shadows", and "The Lower Nile". Light Blue is a wonderful record from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – a set that features his group working through a number of tunes by Thelonious Monk – but with very different arrangements and instrumentation that change things up completely! The set came at a time when Monk was receiving a lot of new attention in the world of jazz, and at a time when Arthur's star had risen too – and the meeting of forces is wonderful – as Blythe brings all sorts of new rhythms and tonal combinations to play with familiar tunes that really transform in the process. The group is a familiar one for Blythe – and features Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Bobby Battle on drums! And while you might scratch your head at the tuba, the instrument is often used in ways that might follow older bassline styles – but with a quality that bridges the alto and cello in a great way. Titles include "Nutty", "Coming On The Hudson", "Light Blue", "Epistrophy", and "We See". Put Sunshine In It is a record that really seems to live up to its title – as the sound here is maybe a little bit sunnier than on some of Arthur Blythe's previous albums! The record features heavy contributions from Todd Cochran – aka Bayete – who plays keyboards on most numbers, and introduces more of an electric vibe to the album than previous Blythe outings. The style isn't entirely fusion, but it's definitely warm and sunny – and Arthur responds as such with his solo work – a tight tighter and less edgey, but still nicely soulful. The album features a nice remake of the tune "Sentimental Walk" – from the movie Diva – plus the tracks "Uptown Strut", "Silhouette", "Put Sunshine In It", and "Tumalalumah". CD

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Arthur BlytheIllusions ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Maybe the boldest of Arthur Blythe's albums for Columbia Records – as the set bristles with newly creative energy right from the start, and provides a great showcase for some of the criss-crossings of styles and rhythms that were taking place on the New York scene at the time! The lineup alone announces something special – a cool combination of James Blood Ulmer on guitar, John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Steve McCall on drums – working together in some slight variations at times, often with these angular edges that are perfectly sharpened by Arthur's amazing work on alto sax. The music's never too free, but quite outside for a major label at the time – balanced out so that it's never overindulgent at all. Titles include "Bush Baby", "Miss Nancy", "My Son Ra", and "Carespin With Mamie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Curt Boettcher & FriendsLooking For The Sun ... LP
Columbia/High Moon, Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic array of Sunshine Pop from the godlike hands of Curt Boettcher – all late 60s gems that were lost in the shuffle at Columbia Records, when Curt was working there as a producer! Boettcher's probably best known for his work in the groundbreaking group The Millenium, but despite the lack of success of that group's seminal debut on Columbia, the label also let Curt handle a fair bit of their more unusual artists at the time – bringing to Columbia what Brian Wilson was bringing to Capitol and other labels when really letting his genius unfurl in the studio! As with Wilson, Boettcher works in a way that's much more than a standard producer – really bringing his special sort of ear to the sessions, and often adding songwriting, arranging, and other touches to the tracks he handles. This special strand of work is presented here in great detail for the first time ever – a beautiful package that not only brings together rare productions by Curt, but also offers up very detailed track-by-track notes – which really illuminates the proceedings. Titles include "Did You Get Your Fun" by The Bootiques, "Enamorado" by Keith Colley, "I Didn't Ever Know" by Jonathan Moore "Thinking To Myself" by Action Unlimited, "The Best Thing" by Sandy, "Lorraine" by Ray Whitley, "You Were Near Me" by Cindy Malone, "Shadows & Reflexions" by Eddie Hodges, "Another Time" by Sagittarius, "Looking For The Sun" by Gordon Alexander, "Milk & Honey" by Summer's Children, and "My Hart Cries Out" by Action Unlimited. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Looking For The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Curt Boettcher & FriendsLooking For The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/High Moon, Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic array of Sunshine Pop from the godlike hands of Curt Boettcher – all late 60s gems that were lost in the shuffle at Columbia Records, when Curt was working there as a producer! Boettcher's probably best known for his work in the groundbreaking group The Millenium, but despite the lack of success of that group's seminal debut on Columbia, the label also let Curt handle a fair bit of their more unusual artists at the time – bringing to Columbia what Brian Wilson was bringing to Capitol and other labels when really letting his genius unfurl in the studio! As with Wilson, Boettcher works in a way that's much more than a standard producer – really bringing his special sort of ear to the sessions, and often adding songwriting, arranging, and other touches to the tracks he handles. This special strand of work is presented here in great detail for the first time ever – a beautiful package that not only brings together rare productions by Curt, but also offers up very detailed track-by-track notes – which really illuminates the proceedings. Titles include "Did You Get Your Fun" by The Bootiques, "Enamorado" by Keith Colley, "I Didn't Ever Know" by Jonathan Moore "Thinking To Myself" by Action Unlimited, "The Best Thing" by Sandy, "Lorraine" by Ray Whitley, "You Were Near Me" by Cindy Malone, "Shadows & Reflexions" by Eddie Hodges, "Another Time" by Sagittarius, "Looking For The Sun" by Gordon Alexander, "Milk & Honey" by Summer's Children, and "My Hart Cries Out" by Action Unlimited. CD

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Richard BonaScenes From My Life ... CD
Columbia, 1999. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Boomtown RatsFine Art Of Surfacing ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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David BowieBlackstar (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
ISO/Columbia, 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
David Bowie's late career peak arrived just days before he left us! The preceding record The Next Day was a solid reminder of Bowie at his fuzz guitar-graced 70s best, while still standing firm in the here-and-now, yet we still sort of wished for more creatively daring work. Here it is! Once again, Bowie co-produces with Tony Visconti, but it's clear from the start that they're going for something deeper and more complex. Chilling bits of strings, keyboards and sputtering beats begin the epic title track, before Bowie's voice comes in like a spirtual guide – approaching Scott Walker territory here – augmented by sax and other cool touches. It's an amazing start to an unpredictable set of songs, each as hypnotic as the one before. The stranger vibe of the opener comes in and out as the album plays on, but there's some fuzzier and heavier bits, too – on songs that are enigmatic and anthemic, arty and accessible. Incredible! Other titles include '"Tis A Pity, She Was A Whore", "Lazarus", "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)", "Girl Loves Me", "Dollar Days" and "I Can't Give Everything Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – and comes a cool blackout sleeve with a cut-out star pattern, too! Includes digital download.)

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David BowieThe Stars (Are Out Tonight)/Where Are We Now ... 7-inch
Columbia, 2013. Sealed (pic cover)... $9.99
A nice 7-inch for the initial single from Bowie's 2013 resurgence – his first new music in years! "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" is the lead track on The Next Day record. The fellow Next Day album track "Where Are We Now?" is on the flipside. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Patti BownPatti Bown Plays Big Piano ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Will Bradley feat Ray McKinleyCelery Stalks At Midnight/Down The Road A Piece ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1940. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have a few old stickers.)

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BrahmsCasals Festival At Prades – Third Series – Sextet No 1 in B Flat Major Op 18 – Isaac Stern/Alexander Schneider/Milton Katims/Milton Thomas/Pablo Casals/Madeline Foley ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye mono pressing. Cover has clear tape along the seams.)

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Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman, & Eric BlauJacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living In Paris – Original Cast Recording ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Box Set ... $2.99
The original version of Brel's music, presented to American audiences – with translations by Mort Shuman and Eric Blau – and performances by Shuman, Elly Stone, Shawn Elliott, and Alice Whitfield. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Box has light wear and aging.)

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BrickWaiting On You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1980. Used ... $8.99
An overlooked killer from Brick – the group's fourth album, but every bit as tight and funkier as earlier sets! Brick's Atlanta-bred groove is very much in place here – that lean, mean approach to funk that made them a standout right from the get-go – almost setting the scene for the stripped-down modes that so many other groups would follow well into the 80s! That tighter sound lets the group really hit a strongly soulful focus here – serving up some of their best vocals to date, and reminding us that some of the best mainstream funk groups always had a strong ability to harmonize over their grooves. Titles include "Push Push", "Get Started", "All The Way", "Waiting On You", "Free", "Sweet Lips", and "Let Me Make You Happy". CD also features 2 bonus cuts – "Dazz" and "Dusic", served up in longer 12" versions! CD

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✨✧ Leon BridgesGood Thing (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A soaring set from Leon Bridges – a full length second album that's every bit as classic as his debut, but in a completely different way! Where Coming Home was maybe Leon's answer to the generation of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, Good Thing is more of a nod to the era of Maxwell and D'Angelo – but, as before, coming across with a vibe that's completely Bridges' own – this ebullient, bubblingly soulful quality that's completely sublime – and which has Leon's voice fitting perfectly with the mellow grooving beats, keyboards, and guitar. The singer's voice is maybe even better than before – sure to win over an even new wave of ears – and titles include "If It Feels Good Then It Must Be", "Bet Ain't Worth The Hand", "Bad Bad News", "Shy", "Beyond", "Forgive You", "Lions", "You Don't Know", and "Georgia To Texas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Billy BriggsChew Tobacco Rag No 2/Alarm Clock Boogie ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1951. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(White label promo)

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Broken BellsBroken Bells ... CD
Columbia, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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David BrombergMidnight On The Water ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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David BrombergWanted Dead Or Alive ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear, with a tracklist sticker on the front.)

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Oscar Brown Jr.In A New Mood ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Great jazzy work by this excellent singer – a tight set featuring Oscar Brown Jr. performing jazz material written (mostly) by other composers, shifting the focus away from his earlier records, which have more of his own compositions. Ralph Burns and Al Cohn handled the arrangements – and Oscar sparkles with a straight jazz flair on tracks that include Mood Indigo", "Hey There", "Go Down Moses", "Where or When", and "Straighten Up and Fly Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Dave BrubeckBernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye demonstration pressing with deep groove. Cover has a Demonstration stamp and small initials in pen on back.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1963. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
... CD
(Includes obi.)

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Dave BrubeckIn Europe ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The classic group with Paul Desmond on alto – playing nicely on long tracks that include "Watusi Drums", "Tangerine", "Wonderful Copenhagen", and "The Wright Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a small split in the top seam.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of New York ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Near Mint- ... $19.99
New York's a mighty big place, but it's got a nicely intimate feel in this 60s set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – one of the combo's overlooked gems from their years on Columbia! The music is all from the TV show Mr Broadway, but there's hardly a showtune feel to the set – and instead, the groove is almost in a hip Henry Mancini sort of mode, but delivered with a smaller combo feel. Tracks are somewhat shorter than the usual Brubeck outing, and balanced nicely between upbeat tracks and more sensitive ones – the former with some well-cut lines by Paul Desmond on alto sax, the latter often with a bit more piano from Dave. The rest of the group includes Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Mr Broadway", "Broadway Bossa Nova", "Sixth Sense", "Something To Sing About", "Spring In Central Park", "Lonely Mr Broadway", "Winter Ballad", "Upstage Rhumba", and "Summer On The Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Mexican CBS pressing, with titles in Spanish. Cover has light wear.)

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Dave BrubeckKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Dave BrubeckTime Changes ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the most obscure of Brubeck's Columbia modern sessions – and one of the best! Side one features more "time" oriented tunes played with the Quartet that included Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello – but side two features the extended "Elementals" work, written for the quartet with jazz orchestra conducted by Rayburn Wright. Desmond's alto is fantastic on that track – floating, eerie, and quite sophisticatedly swinging – and the others ("Cable Car", "Iberia", "Shim Wha", and "Unisphere") are all strong examples of the quartet's simple genius. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono 2 eye promo. Cover has a split bottom seam and remnants from a tracklist sticker on front.)

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Dave BrubeckTime Further Out ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Like Dave Brubeck's legendary Time Out set? Try this one – a great record that takes off from the concept of the first, but which goes in some very fresh new directions – using the same great group with Paul Desmond on alto, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums! Dave's still working out some nutty time signatures here – but apart from the science, the thing that really makes the record cook is Desmond's alto – icy, edgey, floating, and always a treat – almost even more amazing in the space of some of these offbeat numbers. Titles include "Maori Blues", "Far More Drums", "Bluetee", "Far More Blue", and "It's A Raggy Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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Dave BrubeckTime In ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the lesser-known sets in Dave Brubeck's classic "time" series for Columbia – even more inventive than Time Out! Paul Desmond plays alto – and titles include "Travellin Blues", "He Done Her Wrong", "Cassandra", "40 Days", "Time In", and "Lost Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram reissue.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". CD
(Columbia Jazz Materpieces pressing.)
Also available Time Out (gold CD) ... CD 12.99

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Dave BrubeckTime Out ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing, in a non-gatefold cover, with some ring & edge wear.)
Also available Time Out (gold CD) ... CD 12.99

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Dave BrubeckTime Out (gold CD) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $12.99
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". CD
(Out of print, limited edition, gold CD pressing.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetCable Car/Theme From Elementals ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BT ExpressEnergy To Burn ... LP
Columbia/Roadshow, 1976. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A killer set that's extremely well-titled – as BT Express were one of the hottest ensemble funk acts of their time! The groove here is definitely aimed at a more disco-oriented dancefloor than before – but the overall sound is plenty funky enough for our ears – thanks to some amazing horn passages arranged by Carlos Ward, whose own work on sax and flute really add an edgey quality to the set. Ward's horns are really fantastic – cutting and turning with a sharply-honed tone that keeps things fresh throughout – even when the rhythms are hitting more of a mainstream dancefloor sound. Titles include the group's mellow soul version of "Now That We've Found Love", plus "Herbs", "Time Tunnel", "Energy To Burn", "Can't Stop Groovin Now Wanna Do It Some More", and "Make Your Body Move". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Energy To Burn (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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BT ExpressFunction At The Junction (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy funk and super-tight horns – all wrapped up in the kind of a groove that made BT Express one of the hottest club acts of the 70s! The group are at the height of their powers here – working with excellent arrangements from Carlos Ward – a jazzman at heart, and a talent who gives the group all these complicated touches that make them way more than just another soul group with horns – even while the tracks are still moving strongly forward, and stepping strong to a killer clubby groove! Titles include "Funky Music", "Sunshine", "Star Gazer", "How Big Can You Dream", "Eyes", and "Scratch My Itch". CD features a bonus track – "Funky Music (original single version)". CD

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BT ExpressKeep it Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Great later work from BT Express – a record with a sound that's cleaner, leaner, and more stripped-down than some of their earlier records! The style here is still the same as before – mostly soul aimed at the dancefloor, served up with a tremendous sense of bottom rhythm – but the overall execution is a bit different, with some of the smaller member funk group feel of the time. There's a soaring, sometimes spacey quality to the best groovers – and the group definitely still have a great way here with a hook! Titles include "Star Child", "Keep It Up", "This Must Be The Night For Love", "It's Got To Be You", "Let Yourself Go", "Dancin Dream", and "Just Can't Stop Dancin". CD features 5 bonus tracks from singles – "Star Child (orig 12" special mix)", "This Must Be The Night For Love (orig 12" special mix)", "Keep It Up (orig 12" special mix)", "Let Yourself Go (orig 12)", and "Cowboy Dancer (orig 12")". CD

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Jeff BuckleyLive At Sin E (2CD & DVD deluxe Legacy edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used 2CD & DVD ... $5.99
A seminal set of work from Jeff Buckley's too-short career – material recorded when he was woodshedding tunes in a small cafe – some of which were covers of songs by others, some of which would appear later on the album Grace! This huge package adds in lots of unissued material, plus dialogue too – and titles include "Drown In My Own Tears", "Dink's Song", "Be Your Husband", "Mojo Pin", "If You See Her Say Hello", "Eternal Life", "Night Flight", "Strange Fruit", "Grace", "I Shall Be Released", and "Je N'En Connais Pas La Fin". CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, slipcover is not included.)

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✨✧ Vernon BurchWhen I Get Back Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Vernon Burch – an overlooked 70s soul genius who worked with countless others in the decade, and cut a handful of gems on his own! The set may well be Vernon's best, as it's got this really wonderful approach that mixes funky elements, jazzy vibes, and lots of other warm touches – more than enough to put the record in the same great space as 70s classics by artists like Leon Ware or Ronnie McNeir! Vernon's vocals are wonderful – soaring, but laidback too – and the arrangements have some great jazzy touches on keyboards and guitar, almost in a way that echoes the best modes of Stevie Wonder. A definite gem from the rare groove generation – with cuts that include "Mr Sin", "Paradise", "Leaving You Is Killing Me", "Ghetto Penthouse", and "To Make You Stay". CD features the bonus tracks "Leaving You Is Killing Me (single)" and "Sexasonic (single)". CD

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Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceModern Jazz Perspective ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good- ... $49.99
The second of two early LPs that the Byrd and Gryce team cut for Columbia – and the more obscure of the two by far! This one features the group's groundbreaking format – a mixture of hardbop and modern jazz, always swinging, but angularly carved, with striking tones and colors that recall the best mid 50s Mingus. The difference, though, is that 4 tracks also feature some vocals by Jackie Paris, a hip singer who's at his best here – vocalizing with way better material than he often got on his own albums, singing on the tracks "Now Don't You Know", "Elgy", "Early Byrd", and "Early Morning Blues". The rest of the group features Wynton Kelly, Art Taylor, and Wendell Marshall – but more than anything else, it's Gryce's unbelievable tone on alto that really makes the record cook. Why couldn't he have played like this forever? We love it to death! Other tracks include "Satellite", "Social Call", and "Steppin Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove – in amazing shape!)
 
 
 



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