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✨✧ Don DavisHouse On Haunted Hill – Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
Varese, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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✨✧ Mary DavisDon't Wear It Out (12" extended edit, 7" edit, 12" inst, percussapella) ... 12-inch
Tabu, 1990. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Bobby Bare with Skeeter Davis, Liz Anderson, & Norma JeanTunes For Two/The Game Of Triangles/Your Husband My Wife (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A trio of albums that pair RCA country star Bobby Bare with some of the label's female singers – all brought together with bonus tracks too! Tunes For Two is one of the magical pairings of Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis – both rising stars in the RCA country lineup of the 60s – each with their own sort of special sound! Skeeter's got a heartbreaking mode that's kind of post-Patsy Cline – perfect for the slower, blue-tinged tracks on the set – and a nice contrast with the more natural approach of Bobby – who's always got his emotions handy, but also often with a wry eye that lets him put things in perspective. The pair duet directly on most numbers – instead of singing back and forth – and titles include "In The Misty Moonlight", "Dear John Letter", "Too Used To Being With You", "True Love", "Let It Be Me", and "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds". Game Of Triangles is a compelling take on the country duo mode of the 60s – an album that features some tracks that have all three singers working together – beautiful "love triangle" numbers – then more tracks that feature each singer on their own! The triangle numbers are especially compelling – and include "One Among The Three Of Us", "Bye Bye Love", "Three Mixed Up Hearts", "Which One Is To Blame", and "The Game Of Triangles" – a really fresh version of country heartbreak modes. Other cuts are nice, too – and include Bobby Bare singing "Homesick" and "Guess I'll Move On Down The Line", Liz Anderson singing "The Wife Of The Party" and "Fairytale", and Norma Jean singing "Pursuing Happiness" and "Don't Let That Doorknob Hit You". Last up is Your Husband My Wife – a set that has the duo of Bare and Davis really maturing nicely – hitting modes that are a lot more country than some of Skeeter's early pop material, with beautiful back/forth vocals that open up the well-penned tunes of heartbreak and the struggles of love to survive. Titles include "Before The Sunrise", "Let's Make Love Not War", "There Never Was A Time", "A Truer Love You'll Never Find", and the great "Your Husband My Wife". CD features three more bonus tracks – "Vegas" by Bare with Jeannie Bare, "No Memories Hangin Round" by Bare with Rosanne Cash, and "It's A Dirty Job" by Bare with Lacy J Dalton. CD

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Betty DavisThey Say I'm Different (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic/Just Sunshine, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 31.99
Killer work from Betty Davis – one of the most impressive female funk talents ever! If you ever needed a definition of funk, this record may well be it – snapping drums, sharp-edged guitars, and sex-filled basslines that slink and slide all over the bottom of the grooves – a perfect setting for Betty's incredible vocals – which themselves have a smokey, raspy quality that's completely unique! At times, Davis is almost speaking, but at others she's practically screaming – belting out the lyrics in a way that makes you feel like you're sharing some space with her at the end of the bar as she gets more and more wound up about issues and people who are on her mind. And as if the vocals weren't enough, the backings are incredible too – filled with drum breaks and basslines that few other albums can match – all wrapped around badass tunes that include "Shoo-B-Doop & Cop Him", "He Was A Big Freak", "70's Blues", "Git In There", "Special People", "Don't Call Her No Tramp", and "Your Mama Wants Ya Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(2023 orange vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisJaws In Orbit ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Eddie Lockjaw Davis swings way out here – working in that cool cooking mode from the 50s, with organist Shirley Scott a very important partner on the date! The group's got a larger sound than usual – thanks to the addition of trombonist Steve Pullman – a player we don't know much, but who shifts the groove nicely away from some of Davis' more staid cookbook albums. Rhythm is by George Duvivier on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and titles include "Bahia", "Foxy", "Bingo Domingo", and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood". CD
(Out of print and sealed early 90s OJC pressing.)

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Kris DavisDuopoly (CD & DVD) ... CD
Pyroclastic, 2016. Used CD & DVD ... $14.99 18.99
Includes composed and freely improvised duets with Bill Frisell, Craig Taborn, Angelica Sanchez, Billy Brummond, Tim Berne, and Don Byron. CD
(Out of print, peeled spot on the cover from a removed security sticker.)

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Miles DavisBitches Brew ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s stereo pressing, GP 26. NOTE – Record 2, side 2 is VG – while the rest is NM- Cover has a small top seam split, but is nice overall.)
Also available Bitches Brew ... LP 30.99

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Miles DavisBitches Brew ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.99
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bitches Brew ... LP 29.99

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Plays For Lovers ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A mid 60s LP that collects a great set of tracks from early Miles Davis albums for Prestige – titles that include The Original Quintet, Steamin', and Blue Haze – with Miles playing in his beautifully fragile approach to ballads, love songs and quiet standards. The material covers quite a few different groups, with a host of great sidemen, including Red Garland, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach and others. 8 tracks in all, including "There Is No Greater Love", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "That Old Devil Moon", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "When I Fall In Love", "Smooch", "Will You Still Be Mine?" and "I See Your Face Before Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo green label pressing. Vinyl has a melted edge, but has no affect on play. Cover is nice!)

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Miles DavisTutu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1986. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 39.99
A pivotal late album from Miles Davis – and a set that helped him find a whole new direction for his electric expressions in the 80s! Davis was still sounding great on his later records for Columbia, but he takes a nice turn here, working in collaboration with bassist Marcus Miller – hitting modes that echo contemporary currents in soul more than some of his other sets – maybe a bit like the shift that Herbie Hancock made a few years before with Future Shock. The bass of Miller is prominent on most cuts – alongside keyboards from Jason Miles and Adam Holzman, with a few contributions from George Duke and Bernard Wright. Miles solos strongly, in an update of his muted mode – and titles include "Backyard Ritual", "Splatch", "Full Nelson", "Don't Lose Your Mind", "Thomas", and "Tutu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered Rhino High Fidelity pressing – AAA mix by Kevin Gray, cut from the original master tapes!)

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✨✧ Miles Davis & Tadd DameronMiles Davis/Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival International De Jazz May 1949 ... LP
Columbia, 1949. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A rare early side of Miles Davis – recorded in postwar Paris in the company of Tadd Dameron! The group's a quintet – with Miles on trumpet and Tadd on piano – and although the overall vibe certainly shows a lot of bop generation spirit, there's also a strong indication of the deeper ideas that were already becoming a part of both artists' music. The group features some excellent work on tenor from James Moody – plus bass from Barney Spieler and drums from Kenny Clarke. Tunes include a fair bit of familiar numbers from the Charlie Parker camp – and titles include "Rifftide", "Good Bait", "Don't Blame Me", "Lady Bird", "Wah Hoo", "Allen's Alley", "Embraceable You", "Ornithology" and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. A nice copy.)
Also available Miles Davis/Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival International De Jazz May 1949 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Miles Davis & Tadd DameronMiles Davis/Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival International De Jazz May 1949 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1949. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A rare early side of Miles Davis – recorded in postwar Paris in the company of Tadd Dameron! The group's a quintet – with Miles on trumpet and Tadd on piano – and although the overall vibe certainly shows a lot of bop generation spirit, there's also a strong indication of the deeper ideas that were already becoming a part of both artists' music. The group features some excellent work on tenor from James Moody – plus bass from Barney Spieler and drums from Kenny Clarke. Tunes include a fair bit of familiar numbers from the Charlie Parker camp – and titles include "Rifftide", "Good Bait", "Don't Blame Me", "Lady Bird", "Wah Hoo", "Allen's Alley", "Embraceable You", "Ornithology" and "All The Things You Are". CD
(Out of print Master Sound pressing, includes obi.)
Also available Miles Davis/Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival International De Jazz May 1949 ... LP 14.99

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Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' (2nd cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Near Mint- ... $29.99
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s green label pressing. Cover is bumped at the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisIn The Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. Used ... $19.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". CD features two bonus tracks – single versions of "In The Mood" and "Ain't Nothing I Can Do". CD
(Out of print Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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✨✧ Don BryantDon Bryant – Memphis Sounds Original Collection Vol 3 ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent compilation of raw Memphis soul – from one of the rarest singers on the famous Hi Records label! In the years before Hi Records had big hits with singers like Al Green and Ann Peebles, and when they were still mostly messing around with pop instrumental tunes, the label was fortunate enough to have the talents of the great singer Don Bryant – a rich-voiced southern singer with a mix of styles who could easily slip into the styles of singers like Tyrone Davis, Otis Redding, Johnny Taylor, and Wilson Pickett. This 70s Japanese-only set features 14 of Bryant's excellent singles for Hi! Titles include "You Cause Me To Wonder", "Can't Hide The Heart", "Shop Around", "Don't Turn Your Back On Me", "Star Of Love", "The Lonely Soldier", "Call Of Distress", and "I'll Go Crazy". CD

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✨✧ Mary DavisSeparate Ways ... CD
Tabu, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bouncy, beat-heavy soul from Mary Davis – a set that's almost got a new jack vibe at times, thanks to the dynamic energy of the production! Mary's voice has its own sense of power that really matches the groove – and the shift is a nice late Tabu extension of the label's previous modes with the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Bernard Terry handles about half the production of the set, and helps keep things balanced between catchy numbers and a few more serious cuts – and other producers include LA & Babyface, and Derock & Kayo. Titles include "Separate Ways", "Don't Wear It Out", "I Wanna Be Sure", "Have You Ever Been Loved", "Sweet Obsession", and "I'm Gonna Love You Better". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... CD
EmArcy, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff! This essential CD brings together two of Roland Kirk's best albums from the mid 60's (and two of his hardest to find on vinyl!) Rip, Rig, & Panic is mindblowing work from Roland Kirk – a record that really pushes the boundaries of his music even farther than some of his earlier, and excellent, albums for the Mercury label! Kirk's really stretching out here – finding a space in jazz that's uniquely his own – modern, yet playful – creative, yet never overindulgent – and perfectly balanced to find a whole new sound of soul for the 60s! Things never get too far outside, but Kirk's reedlines are always breaking out into fresh territory – incredible tenor parts, and also some amazing work on manzello and stritch too, both lesser-known reed instruments that Roland employs to incredible ends. Other group members fit his vibe perfectly – Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – each stepping quickly to catch the energy of each new twist and turn in Kirk's music. Titles include the sublime "From Bechet Byas & Fats" – plus "No Tonic Pres", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Mystical Dream", "Black Diamond", and "Slippery Hippery Flippery". Beautiful Edith is a bit mellower, but no less wonderful, and the record features some great early piano work by Lonnie Liston Smith. Titles include "Blue Rol", "No Tonic Press", "Rip, Rig, & Panic", "Slipper, Hippery, Flippery", "Stompin' Grounds", and "Mystical Dreams". CD
(1990 EmArcy/Polygram pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisTrackin ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A tight little soul jazz cooker from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – done with a sound that's leaner and cleaner than some of his Cookbook sessions – thanks to great Hammond from Don Patterson, working here in the trio of guitarist Paul Weeden! The combo's totally great – nicely focused, and hitting that more mature soul jazz swing that started to really come into play during the mid 60s – that stripping down of the organ stops, focused bite on tenor, and tight comping of guitar – all of which the combo carry off wonderfully – with help from George Duvivier on bass and Billy James on drums. There's a nice long cut with a laidback groove called "Beano", and a number of other shorter standards given the tenor/organ treatment – including "What's New", "Day By Day", and "Robbin's Nest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing. Vinyl looks nice, but has some oxidation that causes some light surface noise in quieter spots. Cover is nice.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 180 gram pressing from 2014 – # 000879 – with inserts.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". CD features one bonus track – "Feio" – nearly 12 more minutes of electric goodness! CD
(Out of print 1999 pressing.)
Also available
Bitches Brew ... LP 29.99
Bitches Brew ... LP 30.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisLive At Berliner Jazztage – November 6, 1971 ... LP
Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Very freewheeling live work from Miles Davis – captured here on a set of long tracks recorded in Berlin at the start of the 70s – all with an open vibe that maybe matches some of his famous concert dates from Japan! The overall sound is maybe a bit more spacious and slightly less noisy – and the group features Gary Bartz on alto, Keith Jarrett on electric piano and organ, Michael Henderson on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Don Alias and Mtume on percussion! There's no guitar in the group, which has the pulsing keyboards doing most of that work – and Gary Bartz is wonderful on his solos, playing with some of the rhythmic edge of his early 70s work on Milestone, and making a nice contrast to Miles. Titles include "Directions", "What I Say", "Honky Tonk", "Funky Tonk", "It's About That Time", and "Sanctuary". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisTutu ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal late album from Miles Davis – and a set that helped him find a whole new direction for his electric expressions in the 80s! Davis was still sounding great on his later records for Columbia, but he takes a nice turn here, working in collaboration with bassist Marcus Miller – hitting modes that echo contemporary currents in soul more than some of his other sets – maybe a bit like the shift that Herbie Hancock made a few years before with Future Shock. The bass of Miller is prominent on most cuts – alongside keyboards from Jason Miles and Adam Holzman, with a few contributions from George Duke and Bernard Wright. Miles solos strongly, in an update of his muted mode – and titles include "Backyard Ritual", "Splatch", "Full Nelson", "Don't Lose Your Mind", "Thomas", and "Tutu". CD
Also available Tutu (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG/AB etch. Includes Prestige inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz/Miles DavisEzz-Thetic (Prestige Historical Series) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great collection that brings together early 50s work in the "birth of the cool" mode! Side one features Lee Konitz and Miles Davis – in a group with Sal Mosca, Max Roach, and Billy Bauer, on very "birth of the cool" like tracks that include "Odjenar", "Hi Beck", "Yesterdays", and "Ezz Thetic". The flipside features several takes of "All The Things You Are", "I'll Remember April", and "These Foolish Things", plus "You'd Be So Nice To Come To" with Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Henry Renaud on piano, Don Bagley on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in the green cover, with light wear.)

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✨✧ Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis JrI Hope We Get To Love In Time ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The first album from the team of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – and a set that's arguably even more soulful than their work together in The 5th Dimension! The pair are lucky to have Groovesville soul maestro Don Davis at the helm – helping them hit a more mature, more contemporary sound that mixes equal parts club rhythms with some of the smoother styles of the late 5th Dimension years. McCoo's vocals are especially wonderful – classy, but always quite heartfelt – at a level that almost comes across like some of the best Philly International vocalists of the same period – especially on the soaring disco numbers! Titles include "You Can't Change My Heart", "You Don't Have To Be A Star", "We've Got To Get It On Again", "Easy Way Out", "My Love For You", and "I Hope We Get To Love In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Don SebeskyCompositional Jazz (aka Three Works For Jazz Soloists & Symphony Orchestra) ... LP
Gryphon/Arabesque Jazz, 1979. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A serious later session from Don Sebesky – one that shows that he's still capable of plenty of darkness in his music, even after scoring some smoother sets in the 70s! The album's definitely got something of a "jazz orchestra" feel – with a full orchestra that initiates the proceedings, and sets the scene with a low-toned, rumbling sort of style – before the album then opens up into some much more jazz solo-based work that has a much more redemptive feel! Players include Alex Foster on tenor, Jon Faddis on trumpet, Gordon Beck on piano, Richard Davis on guitar, and Joe Beck on guitar – all of whom get some nice space to state their cases as the album rolls on – on three long tracks that include "Bird & Bela In B", "Rite Of Spring", and "Sebastian's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don BradenBrighter Days ... CD
High Note, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Don Braden on tenor saxophone, Xavier Davis on piano, Dwayne Bruno on bass, and Cecil Brooks III on drums. CD

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✨✧ Anthony Davis/Mal WaldronInterpretations Of Monk – Live From Soundscape Series Vol 2 – Evening Concert ... CD
DIW/Koch, 1981. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A massive set of Monk interpretations – easily one of the greatest tributes to Thelonius we've ever seen, and a package that features more than just piano parts too! The performance is divided into different sets – each one featuring a different pianist, all of whom make for surprisingly fresh choices for the program! This volume includes the sides of Anthony Davis and Mal Waldron – but almost equally great are the other players too – a lineup that includes Don Cherry on trumpet, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, and Roswell Rudd on trombone – all adding in some wonderful Monkish lines on horns, in ways that really expand the sound and take this past some of the overdone straight piano tributes to Monk we've seen over the years. Rhythm is by Richard Davis on bass and either Ed Blackwell or Ben Riley on drums – and the 2CD set features 13 tracks that include "Evidence", "Monk's Mood", "Reflections", "Let's Call This", "Round Midnight", "Well You Needn't", "Thelonious", and "Friday The 13th". And in case you're wondering, all of the Monk compositions only get played once throughout the entire performance. CD

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✨✧ Betty DavisThey Say I'm Different ... LP
Just Sunshine, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from Betty Davis – one of the most impressive female funk talents ever! If you ever needed a definition of funk, this record may well be it – snapping drums, sharp-edged guitars, and sex-filled basslines that slink and slide all over the bottom of the grooves – a perfect setting for Betty's incredible vocals – which themselves have a smokey, raspy quality that's completely unique! At times, Davis is almost speaking, but at others she's practically screaming – belting out the lyrics in a way that makes you feel like you're sharing some space with her at the end of the bar as she gets more and more wound up about issues and people who are on her mind. And as if the vocals weren't enough, the backings are incredible too – filled with drum breaks and basslines that few other albums can match – all wrapped around badass tunes that include "Shoo-B-Doop & Cop Him", "He Was A Big Freak", "70's Blues", "Git In There", "Special People", "Don't Call Her No Tramp", and "Your Mama Wants Ya Back". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available They Say I'm Different (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Blind Gary DavisHarlem Street Singer ... CD
Prestige/Bluesville, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A deep, rootsy record for Bluesville by Blind Gary Davis – who sings and plays guitar on 12 spare songs with grit, soul and charm – on a mixture of traditional blues tunes and originals. Gary also recorded and performed as Reverend Gary Davis on stirring gospel blues records over the years, and while Harlem Street Singer has a strong spiritual side, it's got a downhome blues feel, too. Raw, wonderful recordings by a legend. Titles include "Tryin To Get Home", "Samson & Delilah", "Death Don't Have No Mercy", "I Belong To The Band", "Pure Religion", "I Am The Light Of This World", and "Twelve Gates To The City". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisJaws In Orbit ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Eddie Lockjaw Davis swings way out here – working in that cool cooking mode from the 50s, with organist Shirley Scott a very important partner on the date! The group's got a larger sound than usual – thanks to the addition of trombonist Steve Pullman – a player we don't know much, but who shifts the groove nicely away from some of Davis' more staid cookbook albums. Rhythm is by George Duvivier on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and titles include "Bahia", "Foxy", "Bingo Domingo", and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark by which so many other records would be judged (and fail) in years to come! The double-length set makes full use of all four sides of the record – expanding the flow (as well as the lineup) of the original Davis modal vision – and using all players to amazing effect, so much so that most players here turn out some of their best recorded work ever! The lineup is virtually a whose who for the sound of fusion in the 70s – including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Lenny White and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus Jumma Santos and Don Alias on added percussion. Titles include "Pharaoh's Dance", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "Bitches Brew", "John McLaughlin", and "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down". CD
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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis (Everest) (aka Many Miles Of Davis) ... LP
Charlie Parker/Everest, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Early bop sides, not led by Miles as you might imagine from this package, but featuring him. We're not entirely certain of the origin of these recordings, but they are at least contemporaneous with the Savoy sides Miles was cutting with Bird, and according to the notes, feature Charlie Parker, Lucky Thompson, Duke Jordan, Max Roach and others. 10 tracks in all: "Out Of Nowhere", "A Night In Tunisia", "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Moose The Mooch", "Embraceable You", "Bird Of Paradise", "My Old Flame", "Don't Blame Me" and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisTutu ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal late album from Miles Davis – and a set that helped him find a whole new direction for his electric expressions in the 80s! Davis was still sounding great on his later records for Columbia, but he takes a nice turn here, working in collaboration with bassist Marcus Miller – hitting modes that echo contemporary currents in soul more than some of his other sets – maybe a bit like the shift that Herbie Hancock made a few years before with Future Shock. The bass of Miller is prominent on most cuts – alongside keyboards from Jason Miles and Adam Holzman, with a few contributions from George Duke and Bernard Wright. Miles solos strongly, in an update of his muted mode – and titles include "Backyard Ritual", "Splatch", "Full Nelson", "Don't Lose Your Mind", "Thomas", and "Tutu". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tutu (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisWhat I Say? Vol 1 ... CD
JMY (Italy), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Recorded in Vienna on November 5th , 1971 with a group that features Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Don Alias, and James Mtume Foreman. Titles include "Directions", "Honky Tonk", "What I Say", "Sanctuary" and "It's About That Time". CD

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrHere's Lookin' At You ... LP
Decca, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Early work from Sammy Davis Jr – at a time when he was already one hell of a singer! Backings are by Sy Oliver and Mort Stevens – and titles include "It Started All Over Again", "She Always Knows", "The Clown", "The Blues To End The Blues", "In A Persian Market", and "Don't Let Her Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisIn The Mood ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Harold VickDon't Look Back (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Maybe the most righteous album ever from reedman Harold Vick – a crowning achievement of all his soulful years in jazz, cut as one of the key 70s releases on Strata East! Vick is fantastic here – light years ahead of his work as the funky tenorist on 60s albums by John Patton and Jack McDuff in the 60s, even as great as that material was – and emerging here as an incredibly sensitive soul jazz player, capable of turning out some incredibly sophisticated and emotional compositions – which are then graced by these really spiritual solos! Harold wrote and produced the whole album – really controlling his musical vision – and other players include Virgil Jones on trumpet, George Davis on flute, Joe Bonner on Fender Rhodes and piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – a lineup that sounds even greater on the record than it does on paper. Titles include "Don't Look Back", "Melody For Bu", "Stop & Cop", and "Senor Zamora". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw Davis Big BandTrane Whistle ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Don't pass this one up! Although lots of other albums by Eddie Lockjaw Davis are laidback quartet and quintet sessions, done in a soul jazz organ/tenor mode – this session features Eddie working with stunning bigger band backings, in a searingly soulful sound that's simply incredible! The leadoff track, "Trane Whistle", has Lockjaw really working new waves of sound into his tenor sax – screaming the horn in a way that you thought you'd never hear, and playing with tones that are a lot darker than usual! The set moves on from there in a nice batch of material that includes "Whole Nelson" and "Stolen Moments", two fantastic originals by Oliver Nelson, who also arranged the album – and takes a great deal of responsibility for the strength of the set. The record shows a whole new side of Davis' talents – one that was barely if ever recorded like this again – and which is made even better by the presence of freshly modern players that include Eric Dolphy, Richard Williams, Melba Liston, and Roy Haynes. Great stuff! CD

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✨✧ Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis JrI Hope We Get To Love In Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first solo album from the team of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – and a set that's arguably even more soulful than their work together in The 5th Dimension! The pair are lucky to have Groovesville soul maestro Don Davis at the helm – helping them hit a more mature, more contemporary sound that mixes equal parts club rhythms with some of the smoother styles of the late 5th Dimension years. McCoo's vocals are especially wonderful – classy, but always quite heartfelt – at a level that almost comes across like some of the best Philly International vocalists of the same period – especially on the soaring disco numbers! Titles include "You Can't Change My Heart", "You Don't Have To Be A Star", "We've Got To Get It On Again", "Easy Way Out", "My Love For You", and "I Hope We Get To Love In Time". 3 bonus tracks: "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) (Single Version)" and "I'm So Glad I Found You". CD

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Darrell BanksI'm The One Who Loves You – The Complete Volt Recordings (Here To Stay/bonus tracks) ... CD
Volt/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
An incredible package from the great Darrell Banks – a set that brings together his sublime Stax Records album, plus lots of rare bonus tracks too! The core record – Here To Stay – is incredible work from the great Banks – one of the few albums this genius Detroit soul singer cut before his untimely early death! Darrell's got a raw sound and a way with a groove that makes him a perfect choice for late 60s Stax/Volt Records – and he works here with Detroit studio genius Don Davis – who really knows how to mix the rough and the smooth in a perfect way – very different than both the usual Memphis or Detroit soul of the time! Tracks are very well-written – each one's a total lost nugget – and the arrangements have this punch that works perfectly with Banks' tremendous vocals. Titles include "I Could Never Hate Her", "My Love is Reserved", "No One Blinder", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone", and "We'll Get Over". CD then includes a wealth of bonus tracks – some previously unissued – including "Love Is Not An Easy Thing (demo)", "Mama Give Me Some Water (demo)", "Love Why Have You Forsaken Me (demo)", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone (single version)", "No One Blinder (single version)", and "Beautiful Feeling (single version)". CD

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Bobby Bradford/John Carter QuintetComin On ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1988. Used ... $16.99
A brilliant reinvention of the Bobby Bradford/John Carter partnership – a key force on the LA avant scene of the late 60s and early 70s – still filled with fire in this later recording! Bradford's cornet has lost none of its force – and the real shift here is Carter, who works only on clarinet – yet uses the instrument with incredible energy, with bold, stretching lines that move far past some of the more fragile aspects of the instrument – and which seem to get pushed even farther here by Bradford than on some of Carter's own albums as a leader during the 80s. The rest of the group features Don Preston on piano and keyboards, Richard Davis on bass, and the mighty Andrew Cyrille on drums – whose playing here really propels the whole set strongly – on titles that include "Comin On", "Sunday Afternoon Jazz Society Blues", "Room 408", and "Encounter". CD
(Out of print pre-barcode 1989 Hat Hut pressing.)

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Ray Charles & OthersRay Charles – The Grand Master 1944 to 1962 – His Inspiration/His Influence (7CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 1940s/1950s/Early 1960s. New Copy 7CD ... $28.99 44.99
One of the coolest collections of work related to Ray Charles that we've ever seen – a huge box that brings together both some of the music that inspired Ray, then his own recordings, then tracks that he did that inspired other artists too! The first four CDs feature work from a generation both before Ray started recording, and material contemporary to his important early sides – and the set first begins with cuts by artists doing a song, then moves into Charles' own interpretation of the song – showing the way that he really changed things up, as he take son music from Cecil Shaw, Lowell Fulson, Tommy Dorsey, Leroy Carr, Don Gibson, Charlie Parker, T Bone Walker, Swan Silvertone Singers, and dozens of other artists! The last three CDs then feature songs first sung by Ray, followed by either covers of the same tunes, or songs that really owe a lot to them – music from Eddie Bo, Jimmy McGriff, Bobby Peterson, Sammy Davis Jr, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Richard Groove Holmes, Bobby Parker, Sandy Nelson, and dozens of others too! The package features 171 titles in all – including 15 never-issued live tracks from Ray Charles. CD

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✨✧ DellsDells (Greatest Hits) ... LP
Chess/MCA, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A collection of tracks recorded during the late 60s and early 70s – when the Dells were at their peak, recording at Cadet with arrangers and producers like Charles Stepney, Bobby Miller, and Don Davis. Titles include "Love Is Blue (I Can Sing A Rainbow)", "There Is", "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation", "The Love We Had Stays On My Mind", and "My Pretending Days Are Over". 11 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a bent lower corner.)

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DramaticsDrama V (with bonus track) ... CD
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Damn great work from The Dramatics – a group who never seemed to miss at all during their massive 70s run – and one who really knew how to hold onto an edge in their vocals, and most of their grooves as well! The main maestro here is Don Davis – one of the few late 70s producers who could still balance things this well – really keeping all the strengths of the group's work for Stax/Volt, and avoiding any of the then-current tendencies to go for easy chart or dancefloor play – a mode that results in a rock-solid album that's a joy to behold with each new track! Michael Henderson helps out the group on a few cuts – and Tony Hester wrote a few tracks as well – really giving Ron Banks, LJ Reynolds, and crew some great material to work with – just the right tunes that mix sublime harmonies with a great balance of funky numbers and mellow moments. Tracks include "She's A Rainmaker", "Things Are Changing", "Treat Me Like A Man", "You're Fooling You", "Just Shopping", and "Come Out Of Your Thing". CD features a bonus track – "You're Fooling You (single mix)". CD

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Vernon GarrettGoing To My Baby's Place ... LP
Grenade/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 38.99
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Vernon Garrett – recorded in California, but with a nicely gritty southern soul sound! The tunes have some of the bluesy inflections of Vernon's more famous work – but they also come across with a groove that's tighter, especially on the drums, which snap out of the warmer backings with a kick that's a bit unusual for a record like this – and which keeps things lively throughout, even on some of the mellower numbers. Vernon's vocals are great – rich, and touched with a bit of Tyrone Davis-like styles – and female vocalist Margaret Love makes an appearance on many of the numbers on the record too. Titles include "Satisfied Woman Satisfied Man", "I Made My Own World", "Don't Do What I Do", "I Learned My Lesson", "Going To My Baby's Place", "Love Junkie", and "Something Went Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Ben Lamar GayOpen Arms To Open Us ... CD
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2021. Used ... $13.99
Ben LaMar Gay might well be one of the most creatively intense artists on the International Anthem label – and that's saying a lot, given all of the groundbreaking talents who've come to record for the company in recent years! And while Ben's previous record was completely mindblowing, this set really pushes things over the top – and has the artist at the helm of a large assemblage of musicians who provide all these different sonic elements to augment the intensity of his vision – as the leader handles cornet, organ, and a host of other instruments – while singing on most cuts, but in a way that's majestic and very much his own – neither soul, nor jazz – at least in familiar ways. The lineup features voices of many others – and instrumentation that includes Tomeka Reid on cello, Matthew Davis on trombone, Johanna Brock on viola, and Rob Frye on flute – mixed with spoken and sung passages from a number of others, including Angel Bat Dawid. Incredibly beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Hood Rich Happy", "I Once Carried A Blossom", "Slightly Before The Dawn", "Be Loving Me Some Of You", "We Gon Win", "S'Phisticated Lady", "In Tongues & Droves", and "Touch Don't Scroll". CD

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Dizzy GillespieCarnegie Hall Concert ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An incredible live set from Dizzy Gillespie – one that has him working in stunning big band mode, but with all the depth and agility of a small combo! The set features variations on a number of classic Gillespie themes – including "Kush", "Manteca", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy (Night In Tunisia)" – recast with that ever-growing Latin influence that Dizzy was picking up in the 60s, supported strongly by the presence of a young Lalo Schifrin, who plays piano on the set. Horn players include Dizzy, Clark Terry, and Nick Travis on trumpets; Gunter Schuller and Jim Buffington on French Horns; Leo Wright on sax and flute; and Don Butterfield on tuba – supported by rhythm from Schifrin on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Charles Lumpkin on drums. Tunes are awash in soulful solos and deeply colored hues – and titles include "Manteca", "This Is The Way", "Kush", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieGillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
A great burner from Diz – and one that features a large group, long tracks, and some stellar early work from Lalo Schifrin! Schifrin was in Diz's group at the time, playing piano and contributing fantastic Latin-tinged arrangements that gave the band a whole new life. Other players on this session include Candido, Leo Wright, Julius Watkins, and Willie Rodriguez – and the tracks include "Africana", "Blues", and "Panamerica". An incredible live set from Dizzy Gillespie – one that has him working in stunning big band mode, but with all the depth and agility of a small combo! The set features variations on a number of classic Gillespie themes – including "Kush", "Manteca", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy (Night In Tunisia)" – recast with that ever-growing Latin influence that Dizzy was picking up in the 60s, supported strongly by the presence of a young Lalo Schifrin, who plays piano on the set. Horn players include Dizzy, Clark Terry, and Nick Travis on trumpets; Gunter Schuller and Jim Buffington on French Horns; Leo Wright on sax and flute; and Don Butterfield on tuba – supported by rhythm from Schifrin on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Charles Lumpkin on drums. Tunes are awash in soulful solos and deeply colored hues – and titles include "Manteca", "This Is The Way", "Kush", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chuck JacksonChuck Jackson Arrives ... LP
Motown, 1968. Very Good- ... $6.99
Chuck arrives at the Motown label – and already finds a fresh new sound that's different from his earlier years at Wand Records! Chuck only worked with Motown for a few short years, but his time at the label marked a big shift in his work – a move away from the more staid "Iceman" soul of the Wand recordings, and into a sound that was deeper, more expressive, and nicely mature as well. There's a growing southern soul sensibility to many of these tracks – as Chuck seems to be taking a cue from some of the better singers of the late 60s, and deepening his sound with influences brought north from Memphis and Muscle Shoals. The core sound's still prime Motown, though – with top-shelf arrangements and productions – and in a way, these recordings mark the link between Memphis and Detroit that would be explored a lot more heavily in key 70s recordings by Don Davis and other producers who skirted between the two cities' scenes. Titles include "Lonely Lonely Man Am I", "To See The Sun Again", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "I Can't Go On Sharing Your Love", and "Where You Gonna Run To Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine, some wear and aging.)

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Jazz Composers OrchestraJazz Composers Orchestra (2LP Box Set) ... LP
JCOA, 1968. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $44.99
A seminal album – a late 60s classic meeting of the brain trust of the avant garde jazz scene in New York, recorded for the young JCOA label – and put forth as one of their early attempts to prove that musicians could be in charge of the means of production! Michael Mantler provided the core composition, and directs the group – but the lineup is a who's who of forces who'd record for ESP, Impulse, and other labels – with bold solos from Don Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor, Larry Coryell on guitar, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Cecil Taylor on piano, and Pharoah Sanders on tenor – in a larger lineup of players who also include Steve Marcus, Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Alan Silva, Carla Bley, Beaver Harris, Charles Davis, Robert Northern, Kent Carter, and many other key avant musicians! Titles include "Communications 8", "Communications 9", "Communications 10", and "Communications 11".' LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has a split wrap-around, a few small splits on the corners, and light surface wear.)

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Major LanceRhythm Of Major Lance ... LP
Okeh/Columbia (UK), Mid 1960s. Very Good+ ... $69.99 79.99
A UK-only set – featuring killer work from one of the best 60s soul talents of the Windy City! Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – thanks to some great tunes penned by Curtis Mayfield, and stellar production from the legendary Carl Davis! In a way, Lance's sound was a key culmination of the modes that had been bubbling under in the hometown indies like Vee Jay and Chess – taken slightly to the next level, and brought more into the mainstream by Okeh. Many of the arrangements here are by the massive Johnnie Pate – who gives the record the same sort of brilliance as the best 60s Impressions work on ABC – and the titles include "Um Um Um Um Um Um", "The Monkey Time", "Rhythm", "Hey Little Girl", "The Matador", "Pride & Joy", "Sweet Music", "It Ain't No Use", "I'm The One", "Gotta Right To Cry", and "Please Don't Say No More". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great UK pressing, in a flipback cover! Vinyl is really great, but just has short clicks on two tracks – the rest is great. Cover is great too – with just the original purchase date on the back, 9/17/65 – next to a small name stamp.)

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Booker LittleOut Front! ... LP
Candid, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Barnaby pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Little MiltonFriend Of Mine ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tight and soulful blues from Little Milton – just the sort of record that helped him cross over to bigger audiences back in the day, and a set that still sounds plenty great all these many years later! The set was done in Chicago – arranged by James Mack, with backing vocals from Kitty & The Haywoods – and the sound is a sweet west side mix of rootsy and soulful elements – a blend that shows the same growing sophistication of the Malaco scene at the time, at a level that moves nicely away from college circuit blues cliches of the 70s. Milton's vocals are wonderful – raspy and appealing with a Tyrone Davis-like charm – and titles include "Friend Of Mine", "Don't Turn Away", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "It's All Bad News", "Sundown", "Bring It On Back", and "Baby It Ain't No Way". CD

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Little MiltonIf Walls Could Talk ... LP
Checker, 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin Carter, and arrangements by Gene Barge, who manages to slide effortlessly between blues and soul on the set – almost pushing Milton into Tyrone Davis territory, but keeping things a bit more rougher and down home on some of the other numbers. The sound is wonderful – very deep and rich, and with a sound that's head and shoulders above most other albums of this type in the late 60s. Titles include "Baby I Love You", "If Walls Could Talk", "Things That I Used to Do", "Let's Get Together", "I Play Dirty", "Blues Get Off My Shoulder", "I Don't Know", and "Poor Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo promo. Cover has ringwear, heavy edge wear, call letters in marker on both sides, pieces of colored tape at the spine, and a peeled spot and some titles circles in marker in back. Labels have call letters in marker.)

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Barbara MasonLove's The Thing ... CD
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A really great step forward for Barbara Mason – a record that's got her working in a more mature mode than before, and a deeper soul style as well! One of the bigger developments of Barbara Mason's career was her participation in the "answer song" cycle that circulated around Shirley Brown's hit song "Woman To Woman". On this southern-tinged album, Barbara answer's Shirley's hit with the cut "From His Woman To You" – in which "the other woman" calls back the snooping wife, and tells her how much control she's really got over her husband! The cut was one of Barbara's biggest from the time, and the whole album's got a similar feel – almost Stax-like in quality, with production by Don Davis. Plus, a fair bit of the songs even seem to contribute to the "other woman/his woman" theme – including "Shackin Up", "So He's Yours Now", "(He Wants) The Two of Us", and "(There's) One Man Between Us". All this makes for a great album – one with a sophisticated approach to loving and living – content that gives Barbara one of her best albums ever! CD

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Nucleus & Ian CarrTorrid Zone – The Vertigo Recordings 1970 to 1975 (Elastic Rock/We'll Talk About It/Solar Plexus/Belladonna/Labyrinth/Roots/Under The Sun/Snakehips/Alley Cat) (6CD set) ... CD
Vertigo/Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $42.99 59.99
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already coming off an important 60s legacy, co-leading a group with tenorist Don Rendell – so the vibe here is like an extension of that very rhythmic, very tonal modern work – but with the addition of electrified instrumentation – thanks to the guitar work of Chris Spedding and keyboards of Karl Jenkins – who plays some fantastic electric lines throughout! The vibe is maybe a bit in the territory of early 70s electric work by Miles Davis and Donald Byrd (pre-Mizell for the latter) – but there's maybe a farther-reaching concept at play on many of the records, at a level that always helped the group cross over to the prog crowd, and move beyond just a straight jazz audience. Other key players include Brian Smith on tenor and soprano saxes – a really fantastic part of the lineup – plus Jeff Clyne on bass and John Marshall on drums – and as the albums move along a bit, the lineup shifts slightly, and also opens up to guests who include Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Tony Levin on drums, and Norma Winstone on voice. And although some of the albums have been reissued before, this is the first set to really dive in completely – and bring together material from the Vertigo Records releases that include Elastic Rock, We'll Talk About It Later, Solar Plexus, Belladonna, Labyrinth, Roots, Under The Sun, Snakehips Etcetera, and Alley Cat. CD

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Shunzoh OhnoSomething's Coming ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
An aggressive bit of funky fusion – a set that matches the talents of Japanese trumpeter Shunzoh Ohno with some hip American grooves from Reggie Lucas on guitar, Cedric Lawson on keyboards, Don Pate on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums! The sound is very full-on – in a mid 70s Miles Davis electric mode, but with perhaps a bit more of a funk touch on the best cuts – almost a refinement of the groove that Miles hit in Japan, fusing the energy into some great tunes that really pack a sharp punch! Haynes' drums are surprisingly heavy at points – and titles include "You Dig That?", "But It's Not So", and "I Remember That It Happened". CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000.)

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Output/InputForward Motion ... CD
Output Input (UK), 2023. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A wicked soul set from Output/Input – a project spearheaded by Melvin Lee Davis, who worked behind Chaka Khan for years – experience that definitely shows in the warmth and richness of this set! The record's got a great classic/contemporary vibe, one that almost takes us back to the sound of Incognito in their glory days – but with a spin that's nicely different too – maybe more soul at the core than jazz funk, as Davis opens the door to vocals from a range of different singers – Antonio McLendon on most of the core cuts, but also work from O'Bryan, Audrey Wheeler, and Brent Carter too. Titles include "Don't Be Scared", "Doin Alright", "Time Of Our Lives", "I'm In Love", "Really No Chance", "Love Of Another Guy", "Here We Go Again", and "True Love" – plus the CD bonus track "Every Time You Touch Me". CD
Also available Forward Motion ... LP 24.99

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Output/InputForward Motion ... LP
Output Input (UK), 2023. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 34.99
A wicked soul set from Output/Input – a project spearheaded by Melvin Lee Davis, who worked behind Chaka Khan for years – experience that definitely shows in the warmth and richness of this set! The record's got a great classic/contemporary vibe, one that almost takes us back to the sound of Incognito in their glory days – but with a spin that's nicely different too – maybe more soul at the core than jazz funk, as Davis opens the door to vocals from a range of different singers – Antonio McLendon on most of the core cuts, but also work from O'Bryan, Audrey Wheeler, and Brent Carter too. Titles include "Don't Be Scared", "Doin Alright", "Time Of Our Lives", "I'm In Love", "Really No Chance", "Love Of Another Guy", "Here We Go Again", and "True Love" – plus the CD bonus track "Every Time You Touch Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Forward Motion ... CD 8.99

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker On Dial Vol 4 ... CD
Dial/Spotlite (Japan), Late 40s. Used ... $14.99
A well-done reissue of Charlie Parker's classic work on the Dial label. This volume features material recorded on November 4th and December 17th, 1947, in New York City with players that include Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Collection includes master and alternate takes of the tunes "My Old Flame", "Out Of Nowhere", "Don't Blame Me", "Drifting On A Reed", "Quasimodo", "Charlie's Wig", "Bongo Beep", "Crazeology", and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – 21 tracks total. CD
(1998 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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Bobby PreviteWeather Clear, Track Fast ... CD
Enja, 1991. Used ... $9.99
With Don Byron and Marty Ehrlich on reeds, Anthony Davis on piano, Graham Haynes on cornet, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jeannie ReynoldsCherries, Bananas & Other Fine Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Reel Music, 1976. Used ... $19.99
A great little album from Jeannie Reynolds – and her lasting contribution to underground soul! Jeannie's vocals are nice and deep – with hints of southern diva phrasing, filtered through some of the tighter soul styles coming out of Chicago and other points north at the time! Detroit talents LJ Reynolds, Tony Hester, and Don Davis produce – save for one song by Michael Henderson – and the big highlight is the slow groover "The Fruit Song", a sly seductive stepper of a track, with rolling congas, sweeping strings, and a very catchy hook from Jeannie. That number runs for about 7 minutes long – and the album also includes a number of nice shorter cuts, like "I've Still Got My Pride", "The Feelin' Ain't There", and "You Want To Get Your Hands On A Woman" – all wonderful numbers that will have you loving Jeannie as one of your favorite new discoveries in 70s soul! CD also features 4 non-LP bonus cuts – "Phone's Been Jumping All Day", "Unwanted Company", "Lay Some Lovin On Me", and "Love Don't Come Easy For Me". CD

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LJ ReynoldsLJ Reynolds (1981)/Travelin ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
A pair of classic early 80s soul albums from ex-Dramatics singer LJ Reynolds! The self-titled '81 set is killer material in a modern Detroit mode all the way through – with top-shelf production by Reynolds, Don Davis, and Ronnie McNeir/ Ronnie, who'd been lost to the industry for a few years, also re-emerges as a writer on the songs "Southern Pearl", "Lonely Superstar", and "Ain't No Woman Like My Baby". The real standout, though, is the amazing cut "Key To The World", a killer steppers track that has a hook that won't quit, and this wonderful brassy finish that gives the track a really triumphant sound that works perfectly with the righteous lyric. LJ Reynolds' sounds great on '82's Travelin', too – stepping even more strongly away from his work with The Dramatics, and emerging as one of the best male soul acts of the early 80s! The production on this one is split between Reynolds and Don Davis, in a mode that's contemporary, but which allows LJ plenty of space for old school vocal expression – that far-reaching style of singing that always made him stand out strongly from the pack! There's a sublime mellow version of Aretha Franklin's "Call Me" on the set – and other tracks include "Words", "Trust In Me", "Say You Will", "You & Me", "Let Me Satisfy You", and "Fast Action"... CD

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StargardStargard ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 13.99
The debut album from Stargard – a set that turned the trio into strong soul stars, after a brief and mistaken role in the film Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band! Given the failure of that cinematic endeavor, it's amazing that MCA signed the girls up – but it's also clear that the group have a vibe that's really waiting to shine in the spotlight – partly the disco female mode that others had been working already, but also maybe more of a sense of identity too – one that makes them way more than just a trio of vocalists in the hands of a club producer – especially given the way they really hit some surprising deep soul moments on the set. Production is by Mark Davis, with some help from Gene Page – and titles include "Three Girls", "Don't Change", "Theme From Which Way Is Up", "The Force", and "Disco Rufus". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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SyreetaRita Wright Years – Rare Motown 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.99
Rare early material from one of the hippest singers on 70s Motown – the heavenly Syreeta, best known for her seminal work with Stevie Wonder – heard here in the years before, on a rare single and a huge amount of never-issued tracks! Syreeta first worked for Motown under the name of Rita Wright – but apart from a 1967 single on Gordy, and a handful of compilation tracks in recent years, almost all her work for the label at the time appears here for the first time ever – a massive 18 of the collection's total 24 tracks – offering up a huge look at the early days of this wonderful talent! Even at the start, Syreeta's got a style that's hipper than most – righteous currents that point the way towards the 70s, and set her apart from some of the other female singers on the label – with a vibe that's completely sublime. We're really not sure why these cuts have been hidden for so long – because on any other label, they'd be hit material – especially given that production his handled by giants like Hal Davis, Stevie Wonder, Ashford & Simpson, and the Holland-Dozier-Holland team. One of the coolest sets of female soul you'll buy in a long, long time – with titles that include "Bad Boy", "Ain't I Gonna Win Your Love", "Beware Of A Stranger", "Love Child", "Since You Came Back", "Mind Body & Soul", "May His Love Shine Forever", "Something On My Mind", "That's What He Told Me", "It Don't Mean Nothin To Me", "Give Back The Good Things", "Can You Feel It Babe", "Save The Country", "Hurtin Me", "Love My Lovin Man", and "Where There's A Will There's A Way". CD

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Johnnie TaylorEver Ready ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A sweet set from Johnnie Taylor's late 70s run on Columbia Records – and a set with a definite groove for the dancefloors! The album' was recorded in Detroit, and features some sparkling production from Don Davis – very much in that Detroit-into-disco mode that Davis was pushing strongly at the time – in a way that was smooth overall, but still let the singers keep all the edge and personality in their vocals! Arrangements are by Rudy Robinson, in collaboration with a number of others – and titles include "Hey Mister Melody Maker", "Ever Ready", "Keep On Dancing", "Give Me My Baby", "Soul Fillet", "I Love To Make Love When It's Raining", and "Bittersweet Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot from sticker removal and some pen imprints in front.)

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Johnnie TaylorReflections ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An obscure chapter in Johnnie Taylor's career – recorded between work at Stax and Columbia, with production and arrangements by Don Davis, who was a seminal force in guiding Johnnie's career. The album's a really strong one – with material that's a bit rootsier than the Columbia years, but handled with more polish than the bluesy soul of his Stax recordings – and Johnnie's wonderful as ever in the vocal department, tweaking the songs with care that really makes them sparkle more than they would in the hands of a lesser singer. Titles include "I Want You Back Again", "Heaven Bless This Home", "If You Really Love Me Girl", "Forgive & Forget", "Stop Half Lovin' These Women" and "I Worry About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear, faint ring wear.)

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VariousDo The Blues 45s Vol 2 –The Ultimate Blues 45 Collection ... CD
Think (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Blues 45s – but material that's also pretty close to the funky 45 spirit of the 60s too – given that most of these cuts have a pretty raw groove! The blues element usually comes from a guitar or harmonica element, or a way of vocal phrasing – but much of the background instrumentation hits a gritty soul groove that's pretty darn funky overall – a great fusion of modes that must have sounded pretty darn great coming from a jukebox in the back room of some south side nightclub! This second volume is every bit as great as the first – and titles include "Love Is A Serious Thing" by Otis Reed, "Stretchin Out" by Little Sonny, "Lonesome" by Memphis Slim, "Don't Change Your Mind" by TB Fisher, "You Won't Treat Me Right" by TV Slim & His Bluesmen, "Fatten Pin" by Clyde Hopkins, "Dark River" by Freddy Young, "I'm Leaving You" by Bob Reed & His Band, "I Tried" by Larry Davis, "Pickin Heavy" by Joe Scott, "Roll On Train" by Elton Anderson, and "I'm So Tired" by Eddie Bo. CD

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VariousFrom Taboo To Telstar – Joe Meek's Tea Chest Tapes 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $28.99 39.99 About August 15, 2024
A massive look at a key year in British pop music – the 1962 stretch when producer Joe Meek was really starting to cook up some genius – at a level that would make him England's answer to American great Phil Spector! Meek's genius has been documented plenty elsewhere – his ear for unusual sounds and his way of getting a lot out of familiar instruments or distinct voices – but this huge package explores that genius with a depth we've never seen before – with a massive 94 tracks in all, including 52 titles that appear here for the first time ever! The package is maybe the ultimate in the Tea Chest series to examine the overlooked lost tapes in Joe's collection – and the range of artists within is surprisingly large – with cuts from John Leyton, Mike Berry, Don Charles, The Stonehenge Men, Outlaws, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Tony Victor, Iain Gregory, Any Cavell, The Dowlands, Mark Douglas, Kenny Hollywood, Billie Davis, and many others – all artists that Meek worked with here in the studio, before hitting his huge fame with The Tornados – who also appear here in a few rare tracks. CD

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VariousSoul Cal – Disco & Modern Soul 1971 to 1982 (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again/Soul Cal, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy CD & Book ... $9.99 14.99
An amazing compilation – a decade in the making, and filled with wonderful grooves – most of which have never appeared on CD or LP reissues! And while the music itself is already wonderful, the package also includes an amazing 80 page book, too – a rich research project that digs deep into the American underground of the 70s – and features a wealth of photos, images, and historical details on music that never got it's due back in the day! The set's based around the groundbreaking series of Soul Cal 12" reissues put together by Stones Throw about a decade ago – wonderful records that unearthed rare grooves that fall beautifully in a space between funk and club – almost all originally issued on tiny little labels from all over the US, but working together to create a rich vibe in the set. Given the book, there's a Numero-like heft to the whole thing – although the range of grooves is even greater than one of their collections – and titles include "Ecology" by Anubis, "You Can Be A Star" by Luther Davis, "Don't Get Discouraged" by UPC All Stars, "Things Cannot Stop Forever" by Stanton Davis, "Free Your Mind" by Record Player, "Get Down" by Freedom Express, "Keep Running Away" by Clifford Nyren, "Love Is" by Leon Mitchison & The Eastex Freeway Band, "What It Takes To Live" by Key & Cleary, "I'm Gonna Miss You Girl" by Ellis & Cephas, "It's A Bad Feeling" by Mixed Sugar, and "Put A Smile On Time" by Rhythm Machine. CD

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VariousViva Brasil! – Powerhouse Samba & Driving Batucada ... CD
Nascente/Far Out (UK), Late 90s. Used ... $4.99
A nice selection of modern samba and percussion tracks – all pulled from the catalog of the great Far Out label, the London-based imprint with a strong drive to cut quality Brazilian music, all under the aegis of top DJ Joe Davis. The set's a good one if you don't know some of the work on the label – and it includes a number of percussive tracks by the Grupo Batuque ("Onda Leve", "Percussion Livre", "Ole Ola", "Na Cadencia Do Samba", and "Tocrida Do Gama"), plus more modern cuts like "Brasileiros e Ingleses" by Roc Hunter, "Ausgang" by Azymuth, "Bandito Batucada" by Natural Element, and "Batucada Com Mingo" by Mingo Araujo and Pascoal Meirelles. Nicely packaged, with a nice set of notes on Brazil's love affair with football and samba! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWrap It Up – The Isaac Hayes & David Porter Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 20.99
That's a young Isaac Hayes on the cover, sitting at the piano next to David Porter – his key songwriting partner at Stax Records in the 60s – at a time before both artists had gone onto their own solo recordings for the label! The Hayes/Porter team gave Stax some of their best songs during the second half of the 60s – often numbers that have a hip, hard-grooving style that really pushed the boundaries of Memphis soul – and as you'll hear here, the duo's work was not just recorded for their main label, but also handled by a wealth of other artists too – mostly soul singers of the late 60s, but also featured here on a few later tracks as well. Those later cuts are ever bit as soulful as the 60s material that makes up most of the collection – and the package also features some unissued numbers too –served up here in a list of 24 titles that include "Can't Trust Your Neighbor" by Freddie King, "60 Minutes Of Your Love" by Homer Banks, "I'll Understand" by Edwin Starr & Blinky, "Left Over Love" by Ruby Johnson, "Hold On I'm Coming" by The Righteous Brothers, "You Got Me Hummin" by The Hassles, "I'm Dedicating My Life" by Danny White, "Love Is After Me" by Charlie Rich, "Your Good Thing" by Mable John, "You Don't Know Like I Know" by Keith Powell & Billie Davis, "Wrap It Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Baby" by Rachel Sweet, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Emotions, "I Take What I Want" by The Bishops, "The Sweeter He Is (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul Children, and an unreleased alternate of "Toe Hold" by Johnnie Taylor. CD

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✨✧ Muhal Abrams/Mal Waldron/Barry Harris/Anthony DaviInterpretations Of Monk – Live From Soundscape Series (4CD set) ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1981. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive set of Monk interpretations – easily one of the greatest tributes to Thelonius we've ever seen, and a package that features more than just piano parts too! The performance is divided into four different sets – each one featuring a different pianist – either Muhal Richard Abrams, Barry Harris, Anthony Davis, or Mal Waldron – all of whom make for surprisingly fresh choices for the program! But almost equally great are the other players too – a lineup that includes Don Cherry on trumpet, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, and Roswell Rudd on trombone – all adding in some wonderful Monkish lines on horns, in ways that really expand the sound and take this past some of the overdone straight piano tributes to Monk we've seen over the years. Rhythm is by Richard Davis on bass and either Ed Blackwell or Ben Riley on drums – and the 4CD set features 30 tracks that include "Ruby My Dear", "Light Blue", "Evidence", "Monk's Mood", "Reflections", "Gallop's Gallop", "I Mean You", "Let's Call This", "Round Midnight", "Well You Needn't", "Thelonious", and "Friday The 13th". And in case you're wondering, all of the Monk compositions only get played once throughout the entire performance. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, which has age spots.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... CD
Blue Note/EMI, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". CD
(2004 pressing.)

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✨✧ Clifford JordanIn The World (2 x 45rpm LP pressing) ... LP
Strata East/P-Vine (Japan), 1969. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums ever recorded from Clifford Jordan – a totally righteous little effort that was the first installment in the legendary Dolphy Series on the Strata East label! The set has Jordan working with a larger group than usual – an all-star array of players that includes Kenny Dorham and Don Cherry on trumpets, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Wilbur Ware and Richard Davis on bass, and drums from Roy Haynes, Ed Blackwell, and Albert Heath. The titles are originals by Jordan – long numbers that flow out slowly as they build up new musical ideas – all in a style that's somewhat laidback and spacious, very organic, and a bit like some of the best early 70s Impulse material by Archie Shepp. Album features 4 long tracks – "872", "Vienna", "Doug's Prelude", and "Ouagoudougou". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Major LanceBest Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from one of the best 60s soul talents of the Windy City! Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – thanks to some great tunes penned by Curtis Mayfield, and stellar production from the legendary Carl Davis! In a way, Lance's sound was a key culmination of the modes that had been bubbling under in the hometown indies like Vee Jay and Chess – taken slightly to the next level, and brought more into the mainstream by Okeh. Many of the arrangements here are by the massive Johnnie Pate – who gives the record the same sort of brilliance as the best 60s Impressions work on ABC – and the titles include "Ain't No Soul", "Investigate", "Um Um Um Um Um Um", "The Monkey Time", "Wait Till I Get You In My Arms", "Delilah", "Rhythm", "Hey Little Girl", "It's The Beat", "The Matador", "Ain't It A Shame", "You Don't Want Me No More", "You Belong To Me My Love", and "Sometimes I Wonder". CD

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✨✧ Bingo Miki & The Inner Galaxy OrchestraMontreux Cyclone ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The groovy 70's big band of Japanese arranger Bingo Miki hits the Montreux festival in 1979, and they're joined by a host of guest players that include Richard Davis, Jon Faddis, and Joe Beck. If you don't know Miki's work, the 70's stuff (like this album) has a cool electric orchestral sound that feels like it was lifted from a cop show, or a crime film. Most of the instrumentation is acoustic, with a large sax section in front, but there's also some guitar and electric bass that work well with the kicking rhythm section. This album was originally issued as a double, but this cool XRCD gatefold package fits all the material on one CD – and titles include "Zylvia", "Pitter Pat", "Sibelius' Testament", and "Alcazar". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker On Dial Vol 5 ... LP
Dial/Spotlite (UK), 1945/1946/1947. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An assortment of different sessions from Bird's years recording for the Dial label! First up is an appearance on a Red Norvo track, "Hallelujah", recorded in 1945 – followed by "Moose The Mooche", recorded by a septet in 1946, with players that include Miles Davis and Lucky Thompson. The set also features "Dark Shadows" from a 1947 session with Erroll Garner on piano and Earl Coleman on vocals – but the bulk of the record is from a November, 1947 session with Miles Davis and Duke Jordan – heard on master and alternate takes of "Bird Feathers", "Klact-oveeseds-tene", "My Old Flame", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Out Of Nowhere", and "Don't Blame Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing. Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ StargardStargard ... LP
MCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut album from Stargard – a set that turned the trio into strong soul stars, after a brief and mistaken role in the film Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band! Given the failure of that cinematic endeavor, it's amazing that MCA signed the girls up – but it's also clear that the group have a vibe that's really waiting to shine in the spotlight – partly the disco female mode that others had been working already, but also maybe more of a sense of identity too – one that makes them way more than just a trio of vocalists in the hands of a club producer – especially given the way they really hit some surprising deep soul moments on the set. Production is by Mark Davis, with some help from Gene Page – and titles include "Three Girls", "Don't Change", "Theme From Which Way Is Up", "The Force", and "Disco Rufus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear and bumped corners.)
Also available Stargard ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ VariousRock & Roll With Piano Volume 15 ... CD
Collector, 1950s/Early 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Judy Ford, Grady Lewis, the Starfires, Tommy The Twister, the Slough Boys, Jimmy Coy, the Prophets, Jan Davis, the Andy Russell Trio, Don & Neal, and more – thirty tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSam Records Anthology – The Sound Of New York 1975 to 1983 (3CD set) ... CD
SAM/Edsel (UK), Late 1970s/Early 1980s. New Copy 3CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from the mighty Sam Records – a New York indie that was born in the disco generation, but continued to keep great sounds going long after the crash! Sam started in the underground, and always kept a great ear to that scene, even when scoring big with hits – and the label's work often had all the polish of bigger companies, but a bit more bite as well – with all the right elements in all the right places, which has kept its music mighty strong over the years! There's no throwaway trash here, or easy dancefloor cuts – and instead the sound of Sam stays plenty strong from the earliest burst of disco through the big wave of indie club and old school in the early 80s. This massive 3CD package is shaped like a 7" single – and features 36 classic 12" singles and album cuts from Sam – titles that include "Kojak Theme" by John Davis Monster Orchestra, "Dreamin" by Greg Henderson, "Love Magic (disco version)" by John Davis Monster Orchestra, "Woman Of The Ghetto (UK 12" mix)" by Doris Duke, "Just A Groove" by Glen Adams Affair, "Come On Back To Mama" by Wardell Piper, "Begging For More" by Monica Neal, "Gotta Get Outta Here" by Lucy Hawkins, "I Found Love In You" by Rhyze, "Hold On (Jellybean mix)" by Kreamcicle, "This Best Is Mine" by Vicky D, "You Can't Stop (Shep Pettibone mix)" by David McPherson, "Don't Let Go Of Me (Shep Pettibone mix)" by Mike & Brenda Sutton, "Free (disco version)" by Rhyze, "Let's Love Dance Tonight (disco version)" by Gary's Gang, "Behind My Back" by Underground, "Just Let Me Dance (Jim Burgess mix)" by Scandal, "Don't Stop" by KID, "Can You Really See Me" by Sound Troupe, "Keep On Dancing" by Gary's Gang, and "Don't Give Your Love Away (Shep Pettibone mix)" by Steve Shelto. CD

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✨✧ VariousTeener Tunes – Rare Unknowns ... CD
Marginal (Belgium), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 30 tracks by Lance Fortune, Sonny Vito, Alicia Adams, Jerry Martin, Sonny Vito, Frank Perry, Mike Davis, Cally Dodd, Don Argo, Jamie Foster, and more. CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerMore Lost Performances – Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1962/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three very rare slices of work from the great Albert Ayler – all of them pretty darn mindblowing! The set begins with Ayler's appearance at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that must have been a shock to audience members who'd seen some of the more staid work at the event – as Ayler really lets loose on alto, tenor, and soprano sax – working with a very freely improvising quartet that includes Michel Samson on violin, Bill Folwell on bass, and Milford Graves on drums – really going to town on the titles "Japan/Universal Indians", "Our Prayer", and "Truth Is Marching In/Omega". Next is a single track that was recorded at the funeral of John Coltrane – a spiritual blend of "Love Cry/Truth Is Marching In/Our Prayer" – blown by Ayler on tenor, with Don Ayler on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, and Milford Graves on drums. The last track is the earliest on the set – and very early for recorded Albert Ayler as well – a captivating performance recorded in Copenhagen in 1962 – as Ayler's tenor joins the work of the Cecil Taylor trio – with Taylor on piano, Jimmy Lyons on alto, and Sunny Murray on drums – as the group soar on a 21 minute reading of "Four". CD

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✨✧ Black MerdaBlack Merda (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Lilith (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy duty fuzzy funk – and a landmark album from one of the most Hendrix-inspired groups of the early 70s! The style here is guitar funk with plenty of rock thrown in – all really fuzzed-up in production, and often a bit distorted – so that the group are kind of a lost link between the work of Betty Davis and the more mainstream sounds of Jimi! These guys also backed up Fugi on the massive "Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip", but the sound here's even heavier – even more guitar-jamming than early work by Funkadelic! Titles include the great stoned track "Cynthy-Ruth", plus "Prophet", "Reality", "I Don't Want To Die", and "Over & Over". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DellsDells ... LP
Cadet, 1973. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An album of The Dells that has them moving away from their baroque soul recordings in the Chicago studios with Charles Stepney, and moving towards a sound that's both a little more rootsy (with production by Don Davis in both Muscle Shoals and Detroit), and a little more smooth (with arrangements by Wade Marcus). The tracks are nice and long, with that good mix of deep soul and easygoing songwriting that marks the best Dells recordings from the time. Cuts include "Let The Feeling Talk To You", "Don't Make Me A Storyteller", "I Hear Voices", and "I Miss You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ DellsMighty Mighty Dells ... LP
Cadet, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great 70s album from The Dells – one that has the group really at the top of their game from a vocal perspective – bringing that extra something special to the record that really sets the group head and shoulders above so many of their contemporaries! Production is by Don Davis, who does a great job of mixing the rough with the sweet – as on some of his killer Detroit work of the time – and nearly every cut on the record is a gem – great material that includes "Bring Back The Love Of Yesterday", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "Bonified Fool", "Since I've Been In Love", and "Be For Real With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Carol DouglasMidnight Love Affair ... LP
Midland, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Carol's at the top of her game in this set of full-sounding disco numbers arranged and conducted by John Davis – singing with that heartfelt tone that still has plenty of great traces of AM radio soul, but which also slides nicely into the smoother, sophisti-club arrangements of the set. There's no real standout singles on the set, but a few of the tracks have some nice hooks – and titles include "Lie To Me", "Life Time Guarantee", "Crime Don't Pay", "Headline News", and "Midnight Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some small glue spots along the top edge.)

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✨✧ Vernon GarrettGoing To My Baby's Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Grenade/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Vernon Garrett – recorded in California, but with a nicely gritty southern soul sound! The tunes have some of the bluesy inflections of Vernon's more famous work – but they also come across with a groove that's tighter, especially on the drums, which snap out of the warmer backings with a kick that's a bit unusual for a record like this – and which keeps things lively throughout, even on some of the mellower numbers. Vernon's vocals are great – rich, and touched with a bit of Tyrone Davis-like styles – and female vocalist Margaret Love makes an appearance on many of the numbers on the record too. Titles include "Satisfied Woman Satisfied Man", "I Made My Own World", "Don't Do What I Do", "I Learned My Lesson", "Going To My Baby's Place", "Love Junkie", and "Something Went Wrong". CD
(Includes obi which has promotional sticker over the barcode.)
Also available Going To My Baby's Place ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Vernon GarrettGoing To My Baby's Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Grenade/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Vernon Garrett – recorded in California, but with a nicely gritty southern soul sound! The tunes have some of the bluesy inflections of Vernon's more famous work – but they also come across with a groove that's tighter, especially on the drums, which snap out of the warmer backings with a kick that's a bit unusual for a record like this – and which keeps things lively throughout, even on some of the mellower numbers. Vernon's vocals are great – rich, and touched with a bit of Tyrone Davis-like styles – and female vocalist Margaret Love makes an appearance on many of the numbers on the record too. Titles include "Satisfied Woman Satisfied Man", "I Made My Own World", "Don't Do What I Do", "I Learned My Lesson", "Going To My Baby's Place", "Love Junkie", and "Something Went Wrong". CD
Also available Going To My Baby's Place ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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✨✧ ImpressionsFan The Fire ... LP
Chi Sound, 1981. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The Impressions fan the fire here with a great mix of grooving rhythms and super-tight harmonies – really well-crafted vocals that prove that the group are still light years ahead of most of their younger contemporaries! The Impressions are a quartet this time around – with the trio of Sam Gooden, Fred Cash, and Reggie Torian re-joined by Nate Evans – whose leads really help things soar here, in a great match for the upbeat, positive arrangements of Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders. With Carl Davis and Eugene Record at the helm on production, the album's overflowing with great Chicago soul talent – and tracks include "Take Everything", "I Surrender", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "Love Love Love", "Fan The Fire", and "For Your Precious Love 81". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, cutout notch, marker & pen, patchy stuck-on paper spotting.)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesAnd Then Again/Midnight Walk ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1965/1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 rare albums by Elvin Jones – both excellent, and both among some of his best work ever as a leader! And Then Again is a very nice session from the mid 60's that features arrangements by Melba Liston. Jones brings in some excellent accompaniment from brothers Thad and Hank, who show their modernist tendencies more strongly here than in other work from the time – and he's also joined by Charles Davis, Don Friedman, and Frank Wess. Most of the tracks on the album – such as "Azan", "Elvin Elpus", and "All Deliberate Speed" – are tightly snapping Melba Liston arrangements with a good mix of bop and modernist ideas, but one track – "And Then Again" – is a very nice improvised piece by the group. Midnight Walk has Elvin Jones playing with Dollar Brand on piano on a number of cuts, and with a sound that's a lot more like some of Brand's Afro-grooves than it is like some of Jones' other straight jazz albums. The highlight here is "Midnight Walk", but there's loads of other originals – including many written by Thad Jones, who's also on the set, and who plays in a surprisingly open-ended way that differs greatly from his 50's Blue Note recordings. Other titles include "H.M on F.M", "The Juggler", "All Of Us", and "Cross Purpose". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisAll My Yesterdays – The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings ... CD
Resonance, 1966. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The birth of a legend – documented here in a really wonderful package – a brilliant 2CD set that brings forth the first-ever recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – heard here on the debut nights of their very long run of Monday night performances at the Village Vanguard! Right from the start, this group was really something special – formed by the meeting of two legendary talents, trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis – and driven strongly by a lineup of all-star players who were happy to shelve their egos this night of the week, and come together in a unit that was far more than just the sum of its amazing parts. Players on these two nights include Hank Jones on piano, Richard Davis on bass, Jimmy Owens and Bill Berry on trumpets, Bob Brookmeyer and Garnett Brown on trombones, and Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, and Jerry Dodgion on a flurry of amazing reed performances – producing the kinds of insane colors and edges the group was always known for! This isn't big band jazz – at least not the sort you'd think of with cliche – and instead, the recordings document the meeting of amazing talents creating effortlessly together under the leadership of two generous giants. The package is wonderful, really a tribute to this amazing music – oversized, and with a huge booklet of notes and photos – and 2CDs with titles that include "Back Bone", "Big Dipper", "Mornin Reverend", "Little Pixie", "All My Yesterdays", "Once Around", "Ah That's Freedom", and "Don't Ever Leave Me". CD

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✨✧ Melba ListonMelba Liston & Her Bones ... CD
Metrojazz/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by arranger Melba Liston – a fantastic talent known for her work with Randy Weston and others, but an equally great player here at the head of an all star group! As you'd guess from the "bones" in the title, the album focuses on the trombone talents of Liston and other players on the set – Bennie Green, Al Grey, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, and Slide Hampton – all of whom join together in multi-part trombone sections on the lead, but then slip off on their own for some wonderfully voiced solos! The sound is totally great – on a par with the hippest and most soulful work by Green or Hampton during the same stretch – but also done with that tight sense of groove that Liston always brought to her charts for other artists. Rhythm players include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ray Bryant on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – and titles include "You Don't Say", "Blues Melba", "Pow!", "Christmas Eve", and "The Dark Before The Dawn". CD also appears to add some bonus tracks from a 1956 session – 4 more titles done with Rehak and Walter Davis that include "Insomnia", "Very Syrian Business", "Never Do An Abadanian", and "Zagred This". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaSome Blues But Not The Kind That's Blue (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
El Saturn/Unheard Music Series, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Definitely no blues here – but the album's a wonderful mid 70s session from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – done in the same slightly-straight style they were using on their rare recordings for the Horo label around the same time! The album's a mixed session of standards and a Ra original – played by the group with a relaxed, open feel that really allows for some particularly soulful solo moments – of the sort you sometimes don't always get from the Arkestra! John Gilmore's tenor sounds great – sometimes played with a brief nod to Coltrane, or to some of the Gilmore's other contemporaries of the Chicago tenor school of the 50s – and Ra's piano is especially expressive, reaching back over years of pianistic tradition with great command, almost in a way that reminds us of Jaki Byard, but a bit more adventurous. Other group members include Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, Akh Tal Ebah on trumpet, James Jacson on flute and bassoon, Eloe Omoe on clarinet, Richard Williams on bass, Luqman Ali on drums, and Atakatune on congas – and titles include "Some Blues But Not The Kind That's Blue", plus versions of "Nature Boy", "My Favorite Things", "Black Magic", and "Tenderly". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Untitled" from the same 1977 session as the main album, plus two takes on "I'll Get By", both recorded in 1973 and featuring Ra on organ in a trio with Ronnie Boykins – on one version with John Gilmore on tenor, and another with Akh Tal Ebah on flugelhorn. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonWhispers/Higher & Higher ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1966/1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 of Jackie's biggest albums from his Chicago years – back to back on one CD! Whispers is wonderful Chicago soul from Jackie Wilson – one of the monster LPs he cut in the Windy City with production by Carl Davis and arrangements by Sonny Sanders! The title cut is a killer – written by Barbara Acklin, with a haunting quality that really lets Jackie reach a new high on vocals again. Other gems include "I've Gotta Talk to You", "Tears Will Tell It All", "I Don't Want to Lose You", and "(Too Much) Sweet Lovin". Higher & Higher is even better – an album that helped Jackie redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by the mid 60s. Elsewhere at Brunswick, though, things were really popping during the time – as Carl Davis was turning the label's Chicago offices into a hotbed of soul, forged in the newer hipper styles of the Chisoul scene. Davis got Wilson into the Chicago scene for this album – had him working with arranger Sonny Sanders and director Gerald Sims – to create a wonderful batch of strident soul tunes that perfectly embody the loping Chisoul groove that was Davis' real legacy in soul music during the 60s. The prime example of this is the title cut "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" – which became a runaway hit that put Wilson back on the map I the soul business. The rest of the album's just as great, though, and includes loads of solid numbers like "Soulville", "I've Lost You", "Those Heartaches", and "I'm The One To Do It". CD
(Out of print, artwork has some age spots and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Disco Spectrum – Presented By Joey Negro & Sean P ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to the legendary Disco Spectrum series of compilations – a run of records that first burst forth at the end of the 90s, and showed the world that there was a huge amount of underground music to discover from the mainstream disco years! Disco Spectrum cuts aren't the ones you'll know from Saturday Night Fever – or from K-Tel compilations of the time – and instead, they represent the much deeper current of groove that was still burning bright away from the limelight, even while the more commercial disco crumbled into dust – music that was sometimes cut by artists who disappeared quickly, sometimes by older masters, and sometimes by talents who never fully got the respect they deserved. Both Joey Negro and Sean P have given us some great sets before, but this one is right at the top of their talents – filled with gems that include "Let Me Down Easy" by Rare Pleasure, "Spread Love" by Al Hudson & The Soul Partners, "Can't Shake Your Love (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Syreeta, "Trinidad (special disco mix)" by John Gibbs & US Steel Orchestra, "Isabelle & The Rain" by Jo Boyer, "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By (club 12" mix)" by Cloud One with Margo Williams, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "I Don't Want You Back" by Ramona Brooks, "Hot To Trot" by Alfredo De La Fe, "Out Of My Hands" by Omni, "Under The Skin" by The Brothers, "Let Me Love You" by Bunny Mack, "Can You Get Down" by Universe City, and "I Want You For Myself" by George Duke with Lynn Davis. CD

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✨✧ VariousMasterpieces Of Modern Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ultra-hip soul from the 70s – a brilliant collection of underground tunes that represents some of the best of the decade's indie scene! The title says "modern", but the groove here is also pretty darn deep – as many of the tracks on the set have nice touches of southern soul, despite the smoother 70s production overall. Vocals are extremely heartfelt, and most tracks are in a mellow or midtempo pace – making for a really wonderful batch of tunes that moves away from the more uptempo and clubby sounds you might hear on other modern soul compilations. This special LP pressing brings together tracks from the CD series – a number of which were never issued on vinyl, even back in the day – and two unreleased tracks appear here for the first time ever! Titles include "Gotta Be Loved (part 2)" by Herman Davis, "Never Felt This Way Before" by The New Experience, "Go Away" by The Hestitations, "Momma Had A Baby" by Street People, "Do You Really Love Me" by Darondo, "I Don't Play Games" by Nightchill, "Just A Little Ugly" by Gail Anderson, "It's The Same Old Story" by Act 1, "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right" by The Mayberry Movement, "Shake Off That Dream" by Eddie Billups & The CCCs, and "If There Were No You" by The Natural Resources. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 4 – Rare & Beautiful Northern Soul Music With The Beat To Move Your Feet ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A batch of rare Northern Soul – featuring a whole bunch of numbers we've never seen before – floor shaking numbers by solo singers & groups such asJesse Davis, Jimmy Holiday, Brenton Wood, The Hytones, The Gypsies, The Tiaras and many more! You probably don't need us to tell you that Kent Records UK has been digging deep for the mightiest and most sought after Northern Soul singles they could find for their impeccable series of compilations – and they go above and beyond once again with this one. Great stuff with solid notes and put together with care and affection! 24 tracks in all: "Hang On In There Girl (Inst)" by The Jesse Davis Band, "Try My Love" by Troy Dodds, "Black Mother Goose" by Sam Nesbit, "Queen Of Losers" by Eleanor Rigby, "Hook, Line And Sinker" by San Greer, "Deeper" by The Cheques, "There's Room For Me" by Jesse Davis, "Just A Fool" by Jerry Ganey and more. CD
 
 
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