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Phillip BaileyState Of The Heart – The Columbia Recordings 1983 to 1988 (Continuation/Chinese Wall/Inside Out/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 34.99
A trio of solo albums from Phillip Bailey – presented here with bonus material too! First up is Continuation – 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". Next is Chinese Wall – a big breakthrough for Philip Bailey – and a record that was kind of a second-level explosion for the Earth Wind & Fire sound in the 80s! There's a definite crossover feel to the record – a style that takes Bailey's soulful vocals, and mixes them with lots of catchy hooks – in ways that push the Kalimba aesthetic even more into mainstream modes. Yet the album's still got some solid soul grounding, too – thanks to arrangements by Tom Tom and Arif Mardin – which is a nice contrast to the production by Phil Collins, who also guests on the hit "Easy Lover". Other cuts include "Time Is A Woman", "Go", "Walking On The Chinese Wall", "Photogenic Memory", "I Go Crazy", and "Children Of The Ghetto". Last is Inside Out – a set that has Philip Bailey 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". 3CD set features nice bonus material – "I Know (ext dance mix)", "Love Is Alive", "Easy Lover (with Phil Collins)", "Walking On The Chinese Wall (single)", "State Of The Heart (dub mix)", "Twins (with Little Richard)", "Twins (club mix)", and "Easy Lover (ext dance mix)". CD

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Bix BeiderbeckeAt The Jazz Band Ball/Jazz Me Blues (Columbia) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1927. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In a Columbia sleeve. Label has a tiny spot of marker.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Quartet Plays Music From West Side Story And . . . (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A collection of classic work by Dave's group with Paul Desmond – featuring 5 tunes from West Side Story, inlcuding "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty", plus others from shows and standards. The group, as usual, really opens up the tunes – and Desmond's icily skating alto really makes the best of the material. Other titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Chambers BrothersChambers Brothers' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Heavy soul with a good dose of rock – the trademark sound of The Chambers Brothers, heard here during the height of their Columbia Records years! Although previously more of a folksy sort of combo, the group really took off during their time with Columbia – hitting whole new strides in their sound with a rich blend of contemporary influences, all supported by a deeply soulful sound that was rooted in tradition. The approach is heard most famously on their classic "Time Has Come Today" – but the whole set's great, and other cuts include the massively funky "Funky" – plus the tracks "Love Peace & Happiness", "Let's Do It", "In The Midnight Hour", "I Can't Turn You Loose", and "All Strung Out Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lou ChristieGypsy Bells – Columbia Recordings 1967 ... CD
Columbia/Ace (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A long-overdue look at a little-heard side of the career of 60s pop giant Lou Christie – his great but ill-fated recordings for Columbia Records – most of which appear here for the first time ever! Lou hit the label right after a massive hit for MGM – and Columbia gave him plenty of time in the studio, and continued his work with producer Charles Calello – the genius who crafted so many wonderful settings for Christie, as well as the Four Seasons at the time. Calello's genius is in full effect here – creating these incredible backdrops for Christie's stunning vocals – really pushing him past simple pop into a whole host of different modes that make the whole thing a great "what if" – had the label not given up on Lou so quickly. The CD features great sound, detailed notes, and 24 tracks in all – 15 of which appear here for the first time ever – a blindingly great mix of tracks that includes "I Remember Gina", "The Greatest Show On Earth", "Blue Champagne", "Tender Loving Care", "Gypsy Bells, "Escape", "Standing On My Promises", "Shake Hands & Walk Away Cryin", "Self Expression", "Yellow Lights Say", "Meditation", and "How Many Days Of Sadness". CD

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CoplandConcerto For Clarinet & String Orchestra/Quartet For Piano & Strings – Benny Goodman/Aaron Copland/Columbia String Orchestra/New York Quartet ... LP
Columbia, 1951. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has aging, small bottom seam split.)

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Miles DavisBest Of Miles Davis (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Includes "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Round Midnight", "So What", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Loves You Porgy", "Milestones", "My Ship", "ESP", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down", "Time After Time" and "In A Silent Way". CD
(2002 remastered edition with a punch through the barcode.)

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Miles DavisComplete Columbia Recordings 1965 to 1968 – The Miles Davis Quintet (6CD box set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used 6CD & Book ... $39.99
One of the most formative periods of Miles Davis' career, with lots of new ideas taking shape – including Fender Rhodes from Herbie Hancock, guitar from George Benson and Joe Beck, and plenty of great tenor from Wayne Shorter, bass from Ron Carter, and drums from Tony Williams! Includes material that appeared on the albums Miles Smiles, ESP, Sorcerer, Nefertiti, Water Babies, Miles In The Sky, and Filles De Kilimanjaro – as well as unreleased tracks, alternates, and material that showed up on Directions and Circle In The Round. CD
(Original pressing in the heavy textured box with metal hinge – box has some wear.)

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✨✧ DionBronx Blues – The Columbia Recordings 1962 to 1965 ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Electric FlagBest Of Electric Flag (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue. Cover has a cut corner and is slightly curled at the seams.)

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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 ... $28.99 34.99
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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Aretha FranklinJust A Matter Of Time – Classic Columbia Recordings 1961 to 1965 ... CD
Columbia/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Brilliant soul from the Columbia Records years of Aretha Franklin – exactly the kind of collection you need to hear if you only think she sounded great on Atlantic! The styles here are somewhat more varied than in the late 60s, but that's only proof that Aretha could handle just about anything that came her way – and with a hell of a lot more soul than just about any of her contemporaries! The package does a wonderful job of sorting through the Columbia sides to come up with key singles, album tracks, and even two previously unissued titles – all well-chosen by Franklin friend and fan David Nathan, who also co-wrote the notes. The booklet's got lots of history from these overlooked years, plus cover images and label scans too – and titles include "Hands Off", "One Step Ahead", "When They Ask About You", "One Room Paradise", "It's So Heartbreakin", "Rough Lover", "Here's Where I Came In", "Tighten Up Your Tie Button Up Your Jacket", "Remember Me","Deeper", "I Told You So", "When They Ask About You", "The Shoop Shoop Song", "Follow Your Heart", and "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face". CD

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Tammy GrimesTammy Grimes (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Includes the tracks "I'm Just Wild About Harry", "Doodle Dee Doo", "On the Sunny Side of the Street", and "Tom Dooley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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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 7CDs ... $64.99
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. Includes box and book, all very nice! Box lid has a tiny mark, but is great overall.)

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday's Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
Includes "Miss Brown To You", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Gloomy Sunday", "Billie's Blues", "Solitude", "God Bless The Child", "Sailboat In The Moonlight", "I Can't Get Started", "When A Woman Loves A Man", "Some Other Spring", and "I Cried For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 Eye label pressing.)

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Billie HolidayLady Day (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $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
(70s pressing.)

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JanssenTat-Tati (Symphonic Paraphrases On Chopsticks) – Wener Janssen/Columbia Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, 1951. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono blue label pressing. Cover has yellowing from age and half split bottom seam.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz – The Complete Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. Previously, the singers had only sung vocal solos for one instrument – but with a trio of players, they were suddenly able to take over the solos of all the frontline instruments in a group, such as the piano, trumpet, and tenor solos in their incredible version of "Home Cookin". That track alone is a perfect summation of the group's genius – as it offers a true vocal interplay, with words in place of notes and changes, and opens the already great soul jazz classic into a whole new level of meaning and wonder. It also helps that that track, like most of the ones on this CD, features excellent rhythm backing by Gildo Mahones, Ike Isaacs, and Walt Bolden, plus the occasional alto solo by Pony Poindexter. Their Columbia work's always been their best – and this CD brings together all 3 LPs (Hottest Group In Jazz, Sing Ellington, and the amazing High Flying), plus 7 previously unissued tracks! There's a whopping 39 cuts in all – and the set's one of the best jazz vocal CDs you could ever buy! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Hottest New Group In Jazz ... CD 3.99

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Gwen McCraeLay It On Me – The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia/Reel Music/P&C, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
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

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MedtnerComplete Solo Piano Recordings Of Nicolas Medtner Vol 1 – The Unpublished 1930/1 Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia/Appian (UK), 1930/1931. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkColumbia Years – 1962 to 1968 (3CD set) ... CD
Sony, 1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $7.99
Great work from Monk's last decade on record – including some unreleased material too! CD
(Outer box has light wear.)
 
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Adam & The AntsDirk Wears White Sox (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1979. Used ... $6.99
With 8 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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AdamoPortrait Of Adamo ... LP
Columbia (Netherlands), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with insert. Cover has Odeon stickers and is torn and crinkled a bit at the right side, helf with pieces of clear tape. Insert is held in place with clear tape.)

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✨✧ AerosmithGet Your Wings ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Aerosmith's second album – and a prime slab of badass mid 70s rock – coming close to, maybe even equalling Toys In The Attic as ultimate Aerosmith badassery! It's got a tighter, punchier sound than their debut – courtesy of producer Jack Douglas – who would continue to produce Aerosmith in their pre-blowout 70s best. It opens up with one of their staples, "Same Old Song And Dance" and other tracks include their kickass cover of "Train Kept A Rollin'", plus "Lord Of The Thighs", "Spaced", "Woman Of The World" and "Pandora's Box". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing – PC 32847. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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AerosmithLive Bootleg ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alice In ChainsAlive ... CD
Columbia, 1990s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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David Allen/Curtis BieverLittle Red Riding Hood ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1947. Very Good+ 2x10" Gatefold ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has corner bends, light edge wear, yellowing from age.)

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Lynn AndersonRose Garden ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ... $1.99 2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongComplete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Mid/Late 20s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A beautifully-done collection – all the early small combo material recorded by the early groups of Louis Armstrong – collected here with great sound and fantastic notes as well! CD
(Please note the slipcover has peeling around the edges – inner contents are in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongGreatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include "All Of Me", "West End Blues", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Basin Street Blues", "Indiana", "Back O'Town Blues", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s re-channeled stereo pressing.)

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Louis ArmstrongSatch Plays Fats (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1955. Used ... $4.99 9.99
Louis takes on Fats Waller, with wonderful results! The group features vocals by Armstrong and Velma Middleton – plus work by Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet. CD includes 7 non-LP bonus tracks plus 4 more altenate takes – almost doubling the size of the original album! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongStar Dust/Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1931. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(40s issue. Label has a tiny sticker.)

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Louis ArmstrongVSOP (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol 7 ... LP
Columbia (France), Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label French CBS pressing in a flip-back cover.)

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Louis ArmstrongVSOP (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol 8 ... LP
Columbia (France), Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In a flip-back cover, with light wear and aging.)

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Louis Armstrong & Earl HinesLouis Armstrong Story Vol 3 – Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines ... LP
Columbia, 1928. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Titles include "Basin Street", "Weather Bird", "End Blues", "Two Deuces", "Sugar Foot Strut", "Muggles", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 Eye pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Artful DodgerArtful Dodger ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99 24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Daniel AshFoolish Thing Desire ... Cassette
Columbia/Beggars Banquet, 1992. Used ... $3.99 7.99
... Cassette

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AztecaAzteca/Pyramid Of The Moon (SACD Multi-Channel) ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $31.99 34.99
Two Latin funk classics – back to back in a single set! First up is the self-titled Azteca album – a crowning moment for the west coast Latin scene in the 70s – a wonderful Bay Area set that brings together some of the best talents working on that scene at the time! The set's got a great blend of modes – Latin soul, touches of funk, and plenty of the jazzy inflections you'd expect from a lineup that includes Coke Escovedo on timbales, Paul Jackson on bass, Lenny White on drums, George Muribus on Fender Rhodes, Tom Harrell on trumpet, and Victor Pantoja on congas! Vocals are by Pete Escovedo – who brings in a heady soulful sound to the set – and the vibe is a bit like work by Malo or El Chicano, but even more jazz-based overall! Titles include "Peace Everybody", "Empty Prophet", "Can't Take The Funk Out Of Me", "Azteca", "Ah! Ah!", and "Mamita Linda". Next is Pyramid Of The Moon – a really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going on – a style that brings together jazz players like Tom Harrell on trumpet, Mel Martin on saxes, George Muribus on Fender Rhodes, and Flip Nunez on organ – and Latin players like Victor Pantoja on congas, Coke Escovedo on timbales, and Pete Escovedo on added percussion. In fact, the set's a key early example of the strength of the Escovedo family – and like their best later efforts, the set really stretches out and pushes the boundaries of conventional genres. There's also some great guest work from Lenny White on drums, Mike Nock on keyboards, and Neal Schon on guitars – and vocals are by a range of singers who really keep things fresh. Titles include "Red Onions", "Mazatlan", "Whatcha Gonna Do", "Mexicana, Mexicana", and "Love Is A Stranger". CD

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BachConcerto No 1 In D Minor/Sonata No 3 In C Major For Violin – Istomin/Busch/Busch Chamber Players ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top & bottom seams, light wear & aging.)

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✨✧ BachToccatas Vol 1 – Toccata In D Major, In F Sharp Minor & In D Minor – Glenn Gould ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Masterworks pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)

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Mildred BaileyMildred Bailey – Her Greatest Performances 1926 to 1945 (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $9.99
Includes work with the orchestras of Red Norvo, Eddie Sauter, Teddy Wilson, and Benny Goodman. LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP Collector's Series pressing. Box has aging & light wear.)

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Mildred BaileyMildred Bailey Serenade (10 inch) ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing. Cover has surface wear, yellowing from age, and a split bottom seam held with two pieces of clear tape.)

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Moe BandySoft Lights & Hard Country Music ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, some wear, and a promo stamp.)

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Moe Bandy & Joe StampleyGreatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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BanglesAll Over The Place ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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BanglesDifferent Light ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Titles include "Walk Like An Egyptian", "Manic Monday", "Not Like You", and "If She Knew What She Wants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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BartokWooden Prince – New Symphony Orchestra Of London/Walter Susskind ... LP
Bartok/Columbia, 1954. Very Good+ 2 LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with the cool Columbia etch on side 4! Cover has some gloss peel.)

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Count BasieJumpin' ... CD
Columbia River, Late 1930s/Early 1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
32 songs over two CDs. CD
(Thin cutout notch through spine.)

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BeethovenMiddle Quartets – Quartets No 7 Op 59, No 8 Op 59, No 9 Op 59, No 10 Op 74, & No 11 Op 95 – Budapest Quartet (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Columbia/Odyssey, Early 50s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s white label promo pressing. Box has a cutout hole, surface wear, tracklist stickers in front, and a one-sheet taped to the back.)

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Tony BennettBeat Of My Heart ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A great Tony Bennett LP – very different than others from the time (or any time!) in that the format pairs the master vocalist with the "who's who" of drummers and percussionists of the late 50s – including Art Blakey, Jo Jones, Candido, and Sabu. The sound is as majestic and crashing as you'd imagine, and cuts include "Let's Begin", "Love For Sale", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Let's Face the Music and Dance". A great LP, and one of his best. If you've ever doubted Tony's committment to jazz, check this one out, and be pleasantly surprised! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese pressing – 20AP 1843 – with insert. Cover has ring wear.)

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Tony BennettCloud 7 ... CD
Columbia, 1955. Used ... $4.99
One of Tony Bennett's greatest jazz sessions – a sublime mid 50s outing that features small combo backing from guitarist Chuck Wayne! The setting is extremely spare for the time – a real contrast from the higher drama of some of Tony's 50s chart hits, and the kind of a record that really lets him open up with the warmer vocal tones that could sometimes be lost on the pop numbers. Wayne's guitar is great too, really chromatic and moody, bringing out the darker colors in the tunes nicely. Other players include Dave Schildkraut on alto and Al Cohn on tenor – and titles include "Darn That Dream", "My Reverie", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "My Heart Tells Me", "Old Devil Moon", and "Love Letters". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony BennettMr Broadway – Tony's Greatest Broadway Hits ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Tony BennettSings A String Of Harold Arlen ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99 6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ George BensonGeorge Benson Cookbook ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... $6.99
A great little record from the days before George Benson had totally hit his smooth jazz sound of the 70s, and was being pushed by Columbia as a hard wailing soul jazz leader! The record features his classic quartet with Lonnie Smith on organ – grooving away hard hard hard, sometimes even harder than George! Benson's fresh off his work with the Jack McDuff quartet, and his style's nice and lean, with some good riffs, and a very tight approach to the strings. Titles include "The Cooker", "Benny's Back", "Bossa Rocka", and "Benson's Rider". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound pressing. NOTE – The back cover is half peeled, with waviness & wear on the front and some staining – due to moisture.)
Also available George Benson Cookbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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George BensonGeorge Benson Cookbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1966/1967. Used ... $4.99 6.99
A great little record from the days before George Benson had totally hit his smooth jazz sound of the 70s, and was being pushed by Columbia as a hard wailing soul jazz leader! The record features his classic quartet with Lonnie Smith on organ – grooving away hard hard hard, sometimes even harder than George! Benson's fresh off his work with the Jack McDuff quartet, and his style's nice and lean, with some good riffs, and a very tight approach to the strings. Titles include "The Cooker", "Benny's Back", "Bossa Rocka", and "Benson's Rider". The CD adds four tracks, including "Slow Scene", "The Man From Toledo". and the previously unreleased "Let Them Talk"! CD
(2001 pressing, still sealed!)
Also available George Benson Cookbook ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ George BensonIt's Uptown (Contemporary Masters version) ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... $4.99
George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". This is the earlier version of the CD – without the bonus tracks on the later reissue. CD

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George BensonIt's Uptown (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1966/1967. Used ... $4.99
George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". Plus, the CD adds five bonus tracks, including "Sideman", "Minor Chant", and the previously unreleased "J.H. Bossa Nova" and "Clockwise (Alternate Take)". CD
(2001 CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Polly BergenAll Alone By The Telephone ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A bittersweet set of vocals from Polly Bergen – recorded with a sound that really fits her sad-eyed look on the cover! Although Bergen's voice is sometimes confident and full, it's nicely restrained here – often somewhat dark-toned and moody – in ways that remind us of Morgana King, especially in the way that Polly holds back at just the right moments – keeping things mature by never getting too overly emotive. There's a nice sense of depth to the record that goes way beyond simple pop singing – and Luther Henderson's arrangements further help color the sound of the set – by giving it a sense of unity that almost reminds us of some of Sinatra's best blue-toned late 50s albums for Capitol. Titles include "By Myself", "When The Wind Was Green", "All Alone", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Too Late Now", "He Didn't Call", and "Not Like Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split top & bottom seams, light wear & aging, tiny peel in the upper corner.)

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Tim BerneFulton Street Maul ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1987. Used ... $16.99
Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Hank Roberts on cello, Bill Frisell on electric guitar, and Alex Cline on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Fulton Street Maul ... LP 19.99

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Tim BerneFulton Street Maul ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Hank Roberts on cello, Bill Frisell on electric guitar, and Alex Cline on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Fulton Street Maul ... CD 16.99

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BeyonceRenaissance (180 gram deluxe pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 2022. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A definite renaissance for Beyonce – and a set that continues the surprisingly strong run she began with Lemonade! This set's the first in a planned trilogy, but is already more than enough of a step forward on its own – as Beyonce carefully mixes pop pleasures and more thoughtful moments, mainstream inclinations and more underground inspirations – all at a level that we never would have guessed when she first got started many years back! Titles include "America Has A Problem", "Alien Superstar", "Break My Soul", "Virgo's Groove", "All Up In Your Mind", "Church Girl", "Pure/Honey", "Move", "Heated", "Thique", "Cuff It", "Cozy", and "Summer Renaissance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe edition – in a slipcover with foldout album sleeves!)

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Art BlakeyArt Blakey – The Jazz Messenger ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "Ecaroh", "Cranky Spanky", "Stella By Starlight", "Hank's Symphony", "Little Melonae", "Infra-Rae", "Carol's Interlude", and "The New Message". CD

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✨✧ Terence BlanchardBillie Holiday Songbook ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $0.99
Features Blanchard on trumpet, Bruce Barth on piano, Chris Thomas on bass, Troy Davis on drums, and Jeanie Bryson on vocals. Tracks include "Detour Ahead", "In My Solitude", "I Cried For You", "Don't Explain", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", and "What A Little Moonlight Can Do". CD
(Out of print. Punch through tray card.)

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Terence BlanchardMalcolm X – The Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $2.99
Music from the Spike Lee film – composed and conducted by Terence Blanchard. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Terence BlanchardOriginal Orchestral Score From The Motion Picture Clockers ... CD
Columbia, 1995. Used ... $6.99
The rare instrumental score to Clockers – very mature work from Terence Blanchard! CD
(Out of print.)

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Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard ... CD
Columbia, 1991. Used ... $2.99
Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Branford Marsalis and Sam Newsome on tenor saxophone, Bruce Barth on piano, Rodney Whitaker on double bass, and Jeff Watts and Troy Davis on drums. CD

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✨✧ Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, spot of pen.)

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Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, & Steve StillsSuper Session ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Albert's Shuffle", "Stop", "Man's Temptation", "This Holy Modal Majesty", "Really", and "Season Of The Witch". CD

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Arthur BlytheDa Da ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The alto sax of Arthur Blythe finds a great way to stretch out in this classic album from the mid 80s – 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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Tommy BolinPrivate Eyes ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bent corner, light wear, and a few small smudges.)

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Brahms10 Intermezzi For Piano – Glenn Gould ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo Masterworks pressing.)

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Sonny Bravo/Mongo SantamariaTighten Up/We Got Latin Soul ... 7-inch
Columbia/Mad About Records (Portugal), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Two killer cuts from the late 60s Latin soul years at Columbia Records – both great! Sonny Bravo takes on Archie Bell's "Tighten Up", but in a way that's even harder and funkier than the original – thanks to some heavy conga at the bottom, and a very badass East Harlem sort of presentation! "We Got Latin Soul" is one of the heaviest Mongo Santamaria cuts from the time – a track that's drenched in the Latin Soul of the title, with killer percussion, and mighty nice vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman, & Eric BlauJacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living In Paris – Original Cast Recording ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99 3.99
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. CD
(Out of print.)

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Leon BridgesComing Home ... CD
Columbia, 2015. Used ... $2.99 4.99
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same territory – cool, classy, yet undeniably soulful – at this level that never has to overstate itself, or try too hard to reach for facile funky parts, or any kind of party-moving sort of vibe. Leon's vocals are wonderful – clearly born to sing music this great – and the backings are a nice change from the usual retro soul modes, and instead have this deep soul vibe that's perfectly captured in a Texas small studio setting. Titles include "Better Man", "Brown Skin Girl", "Lisa Sawyer", "Pull Away", "Flower", and "Twistin & Groovin". CD

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy (Austria), 1965. Used ... $4.99
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", "The Wrinkle", "Jive Hoot", "Skylark", "Sometime Ago", and "Who Cares". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tunes from the sessions – "Time For Two", "Pretty Girl", and "Day Dream" – the last of which features vocals by Tony Bennett! CD
(2005 pressing.)

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Les BrownIn Love In Vain/There's Good Blues Tonight ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1946. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has an edge chip.)

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Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks by Brown, including "Mr. Kicks", "Opportunity, Please Knock", Love is Like a New Born Child", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Hazel's Hips", and many more! Nice jazzy groove, and very much in the best style of Oscar's 60s work! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has partially split seams, light wear, aging, and sticker spots.)

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Dave BrubeckAnything Goes – The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $22.99
Dave and the quartet pay tribute to the songwriting genius of Cole Porter – working with familiar older tunes, but nicely unlocking them with a strong sense of Brubeck modernism! Things start out slow, but get extremely playful as the set goes on – with fresh timings and phrasings that move the chestnuts past their usual territory – and allow some great space for crisp alto solos by Paul Desmond, always a treat in any Brubeck set! Dave himself sounds slightly heavier in his left hand on the keys – hitting things with a harder tone than one might expect for a Cole Porter session, and again making for an unusual twist for the material. Titles include "Night & Day", "Anything Goes", "Love For Sale", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "All Through The Night", and "You're The Top". CD
(Includes obi!)

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Dave BrubeckBrubeck Time ... CD
Columbia, 1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An early version of the quartet – with Paul Desmond on alto, Bob Bates on bass, and Joe Dodge on drums. Titles include "Audrey", "Jeepers Creepers", "Stompin For Mili", "A Fine Romance", and "Brother Can You Spare A Dime". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1963. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great little live set – nicely extended, with the kind of surprises that Brubeck could bring to his concert appearances! The group's his classic quartet – with Paul Desmond on alto, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. Tracks include "Eleven Four", "St. Louis Blues", "For All We Know", "Castillian Drums", and "Blue Rondo a la Turk". CD
(1993 Japanese pressing in the original oversized jewel case. Case has a few cracks and a small promo sticker on the back, discs have promo stamps.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Quartet Plays Music From West Side Story And . . . ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A collection of classic work by Dave's group with Paul Desmond – featuring 5 tunes from West Side Story, inlcuding "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty", plus others from shows and standards. The group, as usual, really opens up the tunes – and Desmond's icily skating alto really makes the best of the material. Other titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Dave BrubeckEssential Dave Brubeck ... CD
Columbia, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $2.99
Includes 31 tracks, mostly from Brubeck's classic Columbia recordings with Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello. CD

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Dave BrubeckJazz – Red Hot & Cool (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1955. Used ... $4.99
A sweet live set from Dave Brubeck's early years on Columbia Records – recorded in New York, but with all the calculated cool and modern tones Brubeck first forged in the San Francisco scene of the 50s! Paul Desmond's on board on alto sax – really getting a lot of space to stretch out on the album's extended performances, with a haunting, floating tone that really sends us. Remaining members include Bob Bates on bass, and Joe Dodge on drums – and tracks include "Lover", "Love Walked In", "The Duke", "Little Girl Blue", and "Fare Thee Well Annabelle". CD features 2 bonus tracks, previously unissued – "Taking A Chance On Love" and "Closing Time Blues". CD
(2001 remastered edition.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Goes To College (2nd cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Dave Brubeck Quartet goes to college – a pretty good place for the combo, considering how many fans they had on campus in the 50s! The sound here is never too academic for the setting, though – just the same sort of Brubeck groove first forged in the small clubs in San Francisco – played beautifully by an incarnation of the quartet that includes Paul Desmond on alto sax, Bob Bates on bass, and Joe Dodge on drums. The long, bluesy "Balcony Rock" is a real gem, with some standout work by Desmond that reminds us that he could be a great improvisor in an extended format – and other tracks include "Out Of Nowhere, "Le Souk", "The Song Is You", "Don't Worry Bout Me", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 Eye pressing. Cover has some spotty aging in back.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Goes To Junior College (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Essential Jazz (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Long tracks, with some great alto from Paul Desmond! Titles include "Bru's Blues", "These Foolish Things", and "One Moment Worth Years". CD reissue adds two tracks recorded at a separate session in 1954. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of Eurasia ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Dave Brubeck takes on the Eurasian scene – with wonderfully groovy results! The album's one of Brubeck's first in the "impressions" series, and it's a really colorful assortment of tunes – tracks with some lyrical and exotic moments that come through strongly, and which really offer a slightly different take on the Brubeck groove. Paul Desmond's alto sax is key to the sound here, and so is the progressive percussion of Joe Morello – and in addition to Brubeck's piano, the quartet also features bass from Joe Benjamin. Titles are all originals by Dave, and they include "Calcutta Blues", "Marble Arch", "Brandenburg Gate", "Nomad", and "The Golden Horn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine, light surface wear, tiny top seam split.)

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Dave BrubeckTime Further Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD features 2 bonus tracks "Slow & Easy" and "It's A Raggy Waltz (live at Carnegie Hall)". CD
(1996 remastered version with 2 bonus tracks.)

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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 Masterpieces pressing.)
Also available
Time Out ... LP 29.99
Time Out (2CD Legacy edition – with previously unreleased live tracks & DVD) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Also available
Time Out (2CD Legacy edition – with previously unreleased live tracks & DVD) ... CD 14.99
Time Out ... CD

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Dave BrubeckTime Out (2CD Legacy edition – with previously unreleased live tracks & DVD) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used 2CDs & DVD ... $14.99
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". 2CD version features a set of previously unreleased Dave Brubeck material recorded at Newport in the early 60s – 8 rare bonus tracks on a separate CD – plus a DVD that features an interview with Dave on Time Out, historic Brubeck performance footage, a piano lesson, and a photo grallery too! CD
(2009 Legacy Edition.)
Also available
Time Out ... LP 29.99
Time Out ... CD

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Dave Brubeck, Carmen McRae, Lambert Hendricks & RoReal Ambassadors ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A great Brubeck side project – featuring music by Dave and lyrics by Iola Brubeck – kind of a reworking of the Gilbert & Sullivan musical, but with a hip 60s swinging jazz vibe – and a story about the importance of American jazz musicians as cultural ambassadors in the postwar years! There's some especially great vocal numbers from Lambert Hendricks & Ross – and Carmen McRae sings a bit in a mode that's similar to her Brubeck albums. And even Louis Armstrong is pretty charming, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has wear, and some staining along the edges.)

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T Bone BurnettCriminal Under My Own Hat ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Don Byas/Bud PowellTribute To Cannonball ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Sealed ... $18.99
A gem of a session from the European expatriot scene of the postwar years – not really a tribute to Cannonball Adderley, but a rare meeting of Bud Powell and Don Byas in the studio, produced by Cannonball in Paris in 1961! The record has a tremendous amount of fire and focus – especially on the part of Powell, who could sometimes falter in a European setting – and although Byas' horn might seem a contrasting choice for Bud, he really burns with a lot of energy here – arcing, soaring, and turning with lines that show that his talents hadn't dimmed at all out of the American limelight. As always with his few productions from the time, Cannonball shows a great deal of sensitivity and patience with the players – probably a key factor of the success of the set. Also noteworthy is the rest of the group – which includes Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Jeannine", "Just One Of Those Things", "All The Things You Are", "I Remember Clifford", and "Jackie My Little Cat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD
Columbia/Acadia (UK), 1969. Used ... $14.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". CD
(Out of print.)

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ByrdsBallad Of Easy Rider ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great one from The Byrds – who deliver an iconic mix of breezy country rock and folk harmonies, over songs that range from laidback to soaring! The Byrds seemed to always be in a state of flux, line-up wise, and that actually seems to bring out a pretty great mix of styles on their best albums. We'd put this one in that category, with titles that includes "Ballad Of Easy Rider", the country funk-flavored "Fido", the effectively tradtional "Jack Tarr The Sailor", "Oil In My Lamp", "Tulsa County", "Jesus Is Just Alright", "It's All Over Now, "Baby Blue", "There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)", "Gunga Din", "Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)" and "Armstrong, Aldrin And Collins". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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ByrdsByrdmaniax ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and a small peeled spot in front.)

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ByrdsDr Byrds & Mr Hyde ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
Titles include "Drug Store Truck Drivin Man", "King Apathy III", "Candy", "Bad Night At The Whiskey", "This Wheel's On Fire", and "Child Of The Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has a few tiny corner bends.)

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✨✧ ByrdsDr Byrds & Mr Hyde (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great pressing with 5 bonus tracks! CD
(Sealed 1997 remastered edition.)
Also available Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde ... LP 14.99

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ByrdsUntitled/Unissued ... CD
Columbia, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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CachaoMaster Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $4.99
A great return to form for the legendary Cachao – and a session that seeks to recapture the Cuban Jam Session energy of his recordings from a few decades before! Production is by Andy Garcia, and is somewhat more sentimental than in the old days – although certainly still free from any sort of Buena Vista Social Club cliches that would come in later years – and overall, the lineup of players stays nicely faithful to the classic 60s sound, but perhaps expands it with a bit more fullness. Cachao is on bass and a bit of vocals – and other artists include Francisco Aguabella on percussion, Justo Almario on tenor, Chocolate Amenteros on trumpet, Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet, and Nestor Torres on flute. Titles on this second volume include "Los Tres Golpes", "Descarga A", "El Timbalero Travieso", "Africa Suite", "Cunde Echa Un Pie", and "Bemba E Cuchara". CD
(1995 pressing.)
 
 
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