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Dee AlexanderWild Is The Wind ... CD
Blujazz, 2008. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Amazing work from singer Dee Alexander – a wonderfully soulful album of jazz vocals, and one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite records by Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Dee's a singer who's worked in Chicago for years, but we've honestly only begun to appreciate her talents of late – possibly because she's really hipped up her sound a lot over the years, picking up a range of spiritual, soulful influences that push her music to a whole new level – as you might have heard on her recent collaboration with IG Culture. The music on the set is wonderful too – work by Chicago players we know, but have never heard this strongly before – grooving in modal and soulful modes behind Dee's great vocals, with a lineup that includes Miguel De La Cerna and Michael Logan on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Leon Joyce on drums and percussion. Titles include versions of two tunes by AACM member Henry Huff – "Live" and "You & I" – plus the Alexander originals "Long Road Ahead", "Rossingnol", "Butterfly", and "C U On The Other Side". CD
 
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Gary Davis/Chocolate StarChocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... CD
Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Incredible work from Chocolate Star – less a group than a record label or project name used for some excellent underground club recordings from the late 70s and early 80s! Gary Davis is the real brainchild here – keyboardist, songwriter, and main spiritual force behind the music – but Peter Brown also played a big hand in some of the initial Chocolate Star sessions too, and there's a definite P&P groove to most of this work! The Chocolate Star touch is perhaps best known on the classic club track "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction – but it's even better on the more obscure work throughout the entire package – an array of tunes that run from funky club to other modes that include mellow soul, old school hip hop, and even some very spare tracks that mostly just have keyboards and beats! Titles include "Gee Dee", "Last Night", "Stay With Me", "Time For Love Is Now", "Super Jake", "Got To Get Your Love", "The Professor Here", "The Pop", "Gotta Get Your Love (Kenny Dope rmx)", "The Pop (12")", "The Professor Is Space Walking", and "Gee Dee (alt mix)". CD
Also available Chocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... LP 19.99

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Gary Davis/Chocolate StarChocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... LP
Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
Incredible work from Chocolate Star – less a group than a record label or project name used for some excellent underground club recordings from the late 70s and early 80s! Gary Davis is the real brainchild here – keyboardist, songwriter, and main spiritual force behind the music – but Peter Brown also played a big hand in some of the initial Chocolate Star sessions too, and there's a definite P&P groove to most of this work! The Chocolate Star touch is perhaps best known on the classic club track "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction – but it's even better on the more obscure work throughout the entire package – an array of tunes that run from funky club to other modes that include mellow soul, old school hip hop, and even some very spare tracks that mostly just have keyboards and beats! Titles include "Gee Dee", "Last Night", "Stay With Me", "Time For Love Is Now", "Super Jake", "Got To Get Your Love", "The Professor Here", "The Pop", "Gotta Get Your Love (Kenny Dope rmx)", "The Pop (12")", "The Professor Is Space Walking", and "Gee Dee (alt mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis & Urban KnightsRamsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $3.99
A smoking little set from Ramsey Lewis – one that really recalls the best electric years of his 70s recordings – and which also has a much sharper sound than some of the other albums recorded with the Urban Knights! There's plenty of great piano on the record from Ramsey, mixed with keyboards from Tim Gant – and the blend has that warm mix of acoustic and electric that Columbia would feature on some of their more soulful fusion albums of the 70s – and which is never overdone here in the production or arrangements, given that the group is nice and lean – with just Henry Johnson on guitar, Charles Heath on drums, and Joshua Ramos on bass. The great singer Dee Alexander joins the group on "The Shape Of My Heart" – and other tracks include "Tequila Mockingbird", "The Spark", "I'll Never Forget You", "Sharing Her Journey", "Trees", "Armandos Rhumba", and "Baby What You Want Me To Do". CD
Also available Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD 5.99

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Ramsey Lewis & Urban KnightsRamsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
A smoking little set from Ramsey Lewis – one that really recalls the best electric years of his 70s recordings – and which also has a much sharper sound than some of the other albums recorded with the Urban Knights! There's plenty of great piano on the record from Ramsey, mixed with keyboards from Tim Gant – and the blend has that warm mix of acoustic and electric that Columbia would feature on some of their more soulful fusion albums of the 70s – and which is never overdone here in the production or arrangements, given that the group is nice and lean – with just Henry Johnson on guitar, Charles Heath on drums, and Joshua Ramos on bass. The great singer Dee Alexander joins the group on "The Shape Of My Heart" – and other tracks include "Tequila Mockingbird", "The Spark", "I'll Never Forget You", "Sharing Her Journey", "Trees", "Armandos Rhumba", and "Baby What You Want Me To Do". CD
Also available Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD 3.99

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VariousSoulsugar Vol 3 – Compiled By DJ Arno ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Austria), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
DJ Arno does it again – proving that he's easily Vienna's main man for coming up with a classic soulful tune, especially when its one from the groovier side of the spectrum! This set follows in an even stronger mode than previous Soulsugar sets – bouncing along in the mod soul style we loved in the first two volumes, but expanded with a few unexpected tracks here from other sources – including some great remakes of older R&B work, re-presented here in later versions that have snappingly different grooves! The whole thing's nicely romping and playful – and titles include a Latinized remake of "Please Please Please" by James Brown, plus "Mama's Little Baby" by Kris Peterson, "Stop" by Little Bob & The Lollipops, "Berimbau" by Os Ipanemas, "Won't Be Long" by Aretha Franklin, "Foolish Fool" by Dee Dee Warwick, "Minor Soul" by Johnny Lytle, "El Pussy Cat" by Mongo Santamaria, "Keep Her Guessing" by Arthur Alexander, "You're The Boss" by Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks, "Sideman" by Lonnie Smith, "Glory Glory Hallelujah" by Art Reynolds Singers, and "Baby Lots Of Luck" by The Valentinos. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Big BangWay In Jazz ... CD
Arision (UK), 2006. Used ... $3.99
The record we've been waiting for Big Bang to make for years – a full-length set that lives up to all the great promise of recent singles and remixes, served up in a jazz-based style that's even deeper than before! There's a fair bit of acoustic piano nestled in here next to the electric keys – alongside instrumentation that includes plenty of percussion and bits of horns (including saxes from Nathan Haines) – on tunes that are done in rhythms that are much more modal than the broken-styled London work from which Big Bang first started getting notice. The vibe here is rich and classic – even more so on the vocal numbers, which feature performances from Xan Blacq, Rasiyah, and Alexander – and the record is one of the best we've heard from London in awhile – one that sets a whole new level not just for Big Bang, but for the whole scene as well! Titles include "Dancin Nights", "My Favorite Things", "Summer Fields", "The Smile In Your Eyes", "Spiral Waltz", "Batucada Mondiale", "Spinning 6 Turning 8", "To The Full Every Minute", "Sweet Y Sour", and "Yo Yo Jazz". CD

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In The TraditionTradition Continues ... CD
AFJ, 2009. Used ... $12.99
A killer set from the contemporary Detroit jazz underground – and a set that smokes just like some of that city's classics from the Tribe Records years of the 70s! In The Tradition are a group who definitely get their name right – as they play here with just the right sort of spiritual, righteous jazz modes you'd guess from the title – using mostly acoustic instrumentation, in a batch of original tunes with a mighty deep feel! There's definitely some free-thinking players in the combo, but things never go too outside – and overall, the record's pretty darn swinging – with a lineup that includes Charles Hopkins on trumpet and flugelhorn, Olujimi Tafaoana on saxes and flute, Vicki Alexander and Mark Berger on baritone sax, Melanie White on trombone, and Brad Shearer on piano – plus some great percussion, and a slight bit of vocals. The use of trombones and baritone give the record some great lower-end sounds – which seems to further deepen its spirit – and titles include "Mashaka", "Vanessa", "Damani's Dance", "Blues For Nat Turner", "The Song Of The Maasai", and "Yurugu". CD
(Original CDr release from 2009.)

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Milt Jackson & Ray BrownThat's The Way It Is ... CD
Impulse/Victor (Japan), 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
At the end of the 60s, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown cut some very groovy records together – teamed up in a great pairing of styles that pushed both of them way past the more standard sounds of earlier years! This album's one of the best of the bunch – as it features pianist Monty Alexander joining the pair, bringing in some warmly soulful elements on piano – in ways that are a great bridge between his work for MGM and MPS! The set also features great tenor from Teddy Edwards – blowing with a deep tone and a sharp edge – and in addition to vibes by Jackson and bass by Brown, the group also features Dick Berk on drums. The set was recorded live at Shelly's Manne-Hole – and titles include Alexander's "That's The Way It Is", plus "Blues In The Basement", "Wheelin & Dealin", and "Tenderly". CD
(20 bit mastering.)
Also available That's The Way It Is ... CD 22.99

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Milt Jackson & Ray BrownThat's The Way It Is ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
At the end of the 60s, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown cut some very groovy records together – teamed up in a great pairing of styles that pushed both of them way past the more standard sounds of earlier years! This album's one of the best of the bunch – as it features pianist Monty Alexander joining the pair, bringing in some warmly soulful elements on piano – in ways that are a great bridge between his work for MGM and MPS! The set also features great tenor from Teddy Edwards – blowing with a deep tone and a sharp edge – and in addition to vibes by Jackson and bass by Brown, the group also features Dick Berk on drums. The set was recorded live at Shelly's Manne-Hole – and titles include Alexander's "That's The Way It Is", plus "Blues In The Basement", "Wheelin & Dealin", and "Tenderly". CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A deeper set of grooves than usual from Tabu Records – not just the label's hits or disco singles, but a well-chosen batch of tracks that fits nicely with the other collections in the Free Soul series! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo – and they step around with a mix of modern soul and 80s groove styles, often with some really sweet touches on the instrumentation that come as a nice surprise. Tabu was definitely one of the classiest soul labels of its generation, and that really comes through here – in a sweet batch of 18 tracks that includes "Just Be Good To Me" by SOS Band, "Changin" by Sharon Ridley, "Destiny" by Woods Empire, "Waiting For Someone" by Brainstorm, "Koko & Leeroe" by Manfredo Fest, "Look At Us Now" by Alexander O'Neal, "For Lovers Only" by General Caine, "Brand New Day" by Brainstorm, "Tell Me If You Still Care" by SOS Band, "Saturday Love" by Cherrelle, and "Anything For You" by Anacostia. CD

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VariousStudio One Sound ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful illustration of the sound of Studio One Records – that unique quality that makes the legendary label one of the most soulful sources of Jamaican music ever! The package is a surprisingly great treat – one that's still amazingly essential, even if you've got other Studio One collections – as it really has an unusual approach – one that seems to get past all the sub-genres of Jamaican music, and focus on the core genius of Studio One! In that respect, there's a very deep soul vibe to most of these tracks – almost a Kingston echo of Memphis or Muscle Shoals, not in the style of music – which is usually early reggae or rocksteady – but in the way all the core elements of the tunes come together perfectly, even before the singer's great vocals come into the mix! Once again, Soul Jazz prove that they've got a magical set of ears – as you'll hear on this collection of tracks that includes "Happy Feelings" by Dub Specialist, "Live Up To Your Name" by Prince Lincoln, "Happy Valley" by Reuben Alexander, "There's A Fire" by Larry Marshall, "Rolando Special" by Roland Alphonso, "Homeward Bound" by Freddie McGregor, "Hip Hug" by Slim Smith, "Good People" by Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus, "Keep On Moving" by Lord Tanamo, "Trouble Maker" by Wailing Souls, "Call To Me" by Rita Marley, and "Double Minded Man" by Anthony Ellis. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousSolitary Man – The Early Songs Of Neil Diamond ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime, rough hewn hooks and soaring melodies written by Neil Diamond – early classics and lesser known gems from his deep songbook recorded by other artists – including numbers by Bobby Womack with Peace, Lulu, Billie Davis, Arthur Alexander, Jay & The Americans, The Solitaires and many more! We love us some Neil Diamond, the man is a pop tunesmith par excellence – wide collar polyester superstar status aside – and many of these versions are straight up killer, and it's a lot of fun in a variety of styles, all the way. Includes "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" by The Monkees, "The Boat That I Row" by Lulu, "Red Red Wine" by Tony Tribe, "Kentucky Woman" by Deep Purple, "We Got Love" by The Rocky Fellers, "Glory Road" by Arthur Alexander, "Ain't No Worry" by The Box Tops, "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon" by Mackie Edwards, "Cherry Cherry" by The Music Machine, "Sweet Caroline" by Bobby Womack & Peace, and more. 24 tracks in all! CD

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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. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(6 Eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear and some aging.)

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Alexander O'NealAll Mixed Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $9.99
A sweet set of remix tracks from Alexander O'Neal – and a package that takes the already-great soul vibe of his Hearsay album, and helps give it some deep new energy for the dancefloor! The album's different than the US version of All Mixed Up – with a different cover, title, and track list – and an overall approach that may well even be tighter than the domestic release, in that key way that the Brits had of putting just the right moves on a remix at the end of the 80s! Titles include "Fake 88 (house mix)", "What Can I Say To Make You Love Me (hateful club mix)", "Never Knew Love Like This (ext version)", "Criticize (Ben Liebrand rmx)", "The Lovers (ext mix)", "Criticize (rmx)", "What Can I Say To Make You Love Me (Ben Liebrand rmx)", and "Fake (ext rmx)". CD features 4 bonus tracks that includes "You Were Meant To Be My Lady (88 Keith Cohen ext rmx)", "Innocent (88 Keith Cohen house mix)", "Fake (hop mix)", and "Hearsay 89 (dub mix)". CD

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Ray Alexander TechniqueLet's Talk (with bonus download) ... LP
Harlem Sound/Now Again, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $44.99 55.98
One of those obscure funk records that was even pretty darn obscure back in the day – at a time when so many other funk records weren't so obscure! But obscurity aside, the record also quickly grew into the stuff of legend – thanks to a groove that's totally great, and which has all this chugging guitar over popping basslines that really set up the groove – topped with vocals from Ray Alexander that easily move between sweet and raw, and which give the whole thing an earnest, honest sound that's quite different than the bigger mainstream soul of 1973! The whole thing's great – and features two versions, one instrumental one vocal, of the great "Let's Talk" – plus loads more great cuts that include "Taking The Long Way Home", "I'm In Love With You", "My World", "My Special One", and "Wiser & Deeper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 1000 copies – and includes download!)
Also available Let's Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Ray Alexander TechniqueLet's Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harlem Sound/Now Again, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
One of those obscure funk records that was even pretty darn obscure back in the day – at a time when so many other funk records weren't so obscure! But obscurity aside, the record also quickly grew into the stuff of legend – thanks to a groove that's totally great, and which has all this chugging guitar over popping basslines that really set up the groove – topped with vocals from Ray Alexander that easily move between sweet and raw, and which give the whole thing an earnest, honest sound that's quite different than the bigger mainstream soul of 1973! The whole thing's great – and features two versions, one instrumental one vocal, of the great "Let's Talk" – plus loads more great cuts that include "Taking The Long Way Home", "I'm In Love With You", "My World", "My Special One", and "Wiser & Deeper". CD features a number of bonus tracks – all rare mixes and takes of tunes from the album! CD
Also available Let's Talk (with bonus download) ... LP 44.99

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✨✧ Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka ReidShards & Constellations ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's a great one – a very apt description of the sorts of sounds created by the improvising duo of Tomeka Reid on cello and Alexander Hawkins on piano – as the performance has this sharp, stark approach at times – jagged sounds from either instrument, almost as bursts of spontaneity – but constellated together to form a beautiful progression of music! The work is maybe a great illustration of that way that, taken as a snapshot, free improvisation might seem like nonsense – but taken as a whole, there's an intrinsic logic that really holds together the creative magic between two very imaginative performers like this duo. Reid maybe has more of an edge than usual, and Hawkins' work on piano really lives up to the best legacy of the Intakt label – on titles that include "If Becomes Is", "Albert Ayler", "A Guess That Deepens", "Shards & Constellations", "Danced Together", and "Strange Familiar". CD

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later Atlantic Records material from the legendary Ray Charles – a set that definitely lives up to the genius of the title, in that it shows a real sense of development in Ray's music! Charles has moved from the shorter R&B of his early Atlantic singles, to embrace some greater jazz-based sophistication – served up here with players who include Paul Gonsalves and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Melba Liston and Al Gray on trombones, and Freddie Greene on guitar – all players who really shift things towards a richer, fuller sound – setting the stage for Charles 60s growth at ABC Records, but with less of the country modes. Titles include Charles takes on classics like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You" – and the record also features a young Marcus Belgrave delivering a trumpet solo on "Alexander's Ragtime Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label stereo pressing with deep groove.)
 
 
 



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