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Count BasicLife Think It Over ... CD
Instinct, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieBasic Basie ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... About February 25, 2022
Nothing basic about this album by Count Basie – as the album has the legend working for the MPS label – whose own big band scene he really helped inspire! The band here is really dynamic – working with great arrangements from Chico O'Farrill, who's inherent sense of groove really gets things going from the start – which creates plenty of energy for the horn work by players who include Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal on alto, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on additional tenor, Grover Mitchell on trombone, and Oscar Brashear and Sonny Cohn on trumpets. Basie himself plays piano – with that legendary punctuated style that's still quite strong at this point – and titles include "M Squad", "Blues In My Heart", "Sweet Lorraine", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "As Long As I Live", and "I've Got The World On A String". CD
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✨✧ Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie! – Just Before Midnight/Wash/Basically Blue ... 7-inch
Sesac, Early 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great Sesac recordings – with Frank Foster and Frank Wess on reeds, Thad Jones on trumpet, and Freddie Green on guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Count BasieBasie's Beat ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Jimmie HaskellCount Down ... CD
Imperial/Mr Nobody, 1959. Used ... $14.99
Space age rock and roll! The great Jimmy Haskell is one of the hippest arrangers of the 50s and 60s – and he penned more than a few great charts in his day for rock and roll oriented films and TV shows. This rare album has him writing some cool spaced-out instrumentals that basically take a 50s instrumental rock groove, feed it through a lot of echo and effects, and turn it into the music you'd hear at a sock-hop on Pluto! There's loads of weird effects and some early work on electronics – all over a general beat that's very much in the "rock n roll" mode. Titles include "Blast Off", "Hydrazine", "Moon Mist", "Homeward Earth", "Asteroid Hop", "Astrosonic", "We Get Messages", and "Weightless Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keely Smith with Count BasieBeautiful Friendship (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1963/1964. Used ... $24.99
A great date from the non-Louis Prima years of Keely Smith – a rare radio performance done with backing from the Count Basie Band! Both Keely and Basie are at the height of their powers here – and the album has a format that alternates vocal numbers with some equally great instrumental tracks – played by the Count's group with all the soulful, dynamic qualities of their best recordings for Roulette Records! Given the radio presentation, the recording quality is great – and the combination of talents makes for a really unique date that's quite different than any of Smith's other solo records. Titles include "Corner Pocket", "Cherry Point", "Gonna Build A Mountain", "Crazy He Calls Me", "Basically Blue", "Why Not", "Make The Man Love Me", and "My Heart Cries For You". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Count Basie with Sarah VaughanCount Basie & Sarah Vaughan ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sarah Vaughan gets some backing from Count Basie – making for a record that's one of her jazziest and swinging of the time! As with other Basie-related vocal sessions from the early 60s, this one has a soulful edge and a nice little bounce – one that makes for a more solid approach that gets Sarah's jazz vocals firmly back on track, and away from some of the more overly-produced ballad albums of the time. We like those records too – but on a record like this, she really gets back to basics! Titles include "Perdido", "You Turned The Tables On Me", "Mean To Me", "Corner Pocket", "Alone", "Little Man", and "The Gentleman Is A Dope". CD
(Out of print, 2015 pressing. Still sealed with obi! Shrink has a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Wanda JacksonUnfinished Business ... LP
Sugar Hill, 2012. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic comeback for the legendary Wanda Jackson – a country singer that was also one of the first female rock and roll artists too – heard here in a great back-to-basics set, co-produced by Justin Townes Earle! Titles include "Two Hands", "Old Weakness", "California Stars", "Tore Down", "The Graveyard Shift", "Pushover", "What Do You Do When You're Lonesome", and "Down Past The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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Arthur SmithGuitar Boogie – The Hits Of Arthur Smith & His Crackerjacks ... CD
Nashville/Starday, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
Chugging country guitar from Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith – one of the hottest country instrumentalists of the 50s! Smith's heard here in a nicely understated setting – a Starday session from the 60s, with a great back to basics vibe that really focuses on his tight work on the strings – set up on tunes that have a nicely rompin rhythm, but which always feature Smith breaking out in a mighty sharp solo! Titles include his classic "Guitar Boogie" – plus "11 String Strut", "Flat Top Hari Kari", "Guitar Hop", "Maggie Blues On Guitar", "Troubled Mind Blues", and "Philadelphia Guitar". CD

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VariousBack To The Basics – The Chips Moman Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
Beautiful work from songwriter Chips Moman – a key force on the Memphis scene at the end of the 60s, and a writer whose pen managed to touch a huge range of genres and styles over the years! Chips is maybe best known for the famous songs he gave to Aretha Franklin and others in his early years – but Moman has that special southern style of easily crossing genres, which meant that his heartfelt lyrics were also taken up by folks in country and rock as well – as you'll hear on this great collection that brings together all sorts of unusual interpretations of Chips' tunes! If there ever was an artist to warrant the treatment that Ace gives in its "songwriter" series, it was Moman – and there's plenty of notes on the songs and the recordings to help flesh out your understanding of his genius. Titles include "Promises" by Carla Thomas, "For You" by Gizzelle, "Do Right Woman Do Right Man" by Cher, "Fool In Love" by the Veltones, "I'll Never Give Her Up" by The Canes, "Don't Let It Be This Time" by The Gentrys, "You're Gonna See A Lot More Of My Leaving" by Barbara Lynn, "Okeechobee Purple" by Gary Stewart, "Dark End Of The Street" by The Flying Burrito Brothers, "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by BJ Thomas, "Luckenbach Texas" by Waylon Jennings, "So Much Like My Dad" by George Strait, "Here Come The Flowers" by Dottie West, and "Easy Street" by Johnny Cash. CD

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VariousSurrender To The Rhythm – The London Pub Rock Scene Of The 70s (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A fantastic introduction to one of the most confusing British styles of the 70s – the huge pub rock moment that preceded punk, and which offered up a stripped-down approach to the music that helped set the scene for plenty of later changes to come! The name is a bit tricky to explain – much of these bands did play pubs and smaller venues, but they also represented a shift amidst the rising tide of arena rock and overblown concept albums – artists who were maybe getting back to basics with tight, sharp songcraft, and the kind of hooks that first made rock and roll so great in the first place – but also served up with all the sense of variety that had crept into the music from the start! There are a few big names that have always been associated with pub rock – but this set is the first we've seen to really showcase the true scope of the music – with 71 tracks in a nice slipcase with detailed notes - work by Chris Spedding, Moon, Legend, Wild Angels, Dr Feelgood, Flip City, Byzantium, Razorbacks, Chaz & Dave, Fox, Count Bishops, Mott The Hoople, Ducks Deluxe, Kiburn & The High Roads, National Flag, Jona Lewie, Roogalator, Deep Feeling, Status Quo, Steve Ellis, STray, The Pirats, Squeeze, Merton Parkas, Inmates, Ian Gomm, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Lowell FulsonOne More Blues (with bonus track) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really great back-to-basics work from the legendary Lowell Fulson – a set that's got all the best lean modes of his work from the 60s, and some occasional funky currents too! The co-star of the set is guitarist Phillip Walker, whose band Fulson is joining – and the unique recording quality has Lowell's guitar in one channel, and Walker's guitar in the other – and vocals that go right down the middle. The rest of the group is great too – with a bit of tenor from Mike Vannice, and some piano and organ from Art Hillery – and although the set was recorded in France, it's got a very southside vibe throughout. Titles include "One Room Country Shack", "Guitar Shuffle", "Hot Mama", "I Can't Stand It", "Ten More Shows To Play", "One More Blues", and "Your Love For Me Is Gone". Features the bonus track "Jump Children". CD

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