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DonovanBarabajagal ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Donovan at his jazzy best – really picking up where Mellow Yellow left off, and pushing the jazz influences in his sound to deeper lengths! Mr Leitch is a million miles away from his Dylanesque early roots on the set – and is working in territory that's completely his own – a beautiful blend of folk, psychedelic, and jazz-based modes – handled with simple charm throughout, and performed by a group that includes funky sound library genius Alan Hawkshaw on piano, and the great Harold McNair on flute! The title track "Barabajagal" is one of Donovan's most amazing tunes of all time – a funky little number that dances around with some great heavy drums, and which also features guitar by a young Jeff Beck! Other titles include "The Love Song", "Trudi", "Atlantis", "Superlungs My Supergirl", "I Love My Shirt", and "Pamela Jo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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DonovanDonovan Story ... LP
Pye (Japan), Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $29.99
Not the full Donovan story, but a nice overview of his early work on Pye Records – served up here in a Japanese-only package! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam – and inside booklet is loose, and has some light stains.)

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DonovanDonovan's Greatest Hits (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Emma Donovan & The PutbacksCrossover ... LP
Hope Street (Australia), 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastic work from Australian soul singer Emma Donovan – an artist who's grown greatly in the space between her last album with The Putbacks – to a point where she and the group really stand apart from most other records of this nature! This isn't a funk group doing a retro thing with a female singer in the lead – and instead, the whole thing is a very well-crafted soul record – not entirely contemporary, but really free of overdone 60s and 70s modes – as the Putbacks often move in slow-stepping funky styles, which really lets the deep deep sound of Emma's vocals build and resonate powerfully over the righteous lyrics of the tunes. The record's got the kind of global appeal that will have you shuffling away your recent Mavis Staples albums for the younger, more personal vibe that Donovan and the group bring here – on titles that include "Mob March", "Crossover", "Don't Give Up On Me", "Leftovers", "Pretty One", and "Hold On". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Emma Donovan & The PutbacksCrossover ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Australian soul singer Emma Donovan – an artist who's grown greatly in the space between her last album with The Putbacks – to a point where she and the group really stand apart from most other records of this nature! This isn't a funk group doing a retro thing with a female singer in the lead – and instead, the whole thing is a very well-crafted soul record – not entirely contemporary, but really free of overdone 60s and 70s modes – as the Putbacks often move in slow-stepping funky styles, which really lets the deep deep sound of Emma's vocals build and resonate powerfully over the righteous lyrics of the tunes. The record's got the kind of global appeal that will have you shuffling away your recent Mavis Staples albums for the younger, more personal vibe that Donovan and the group bring here – on titles that include "Mob March", "Crossover", "Don't Give Up On Me", "Leftovers", "Pretty One", and "Hold On". CD
Also available Crossover ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ DonovanCosmic Wheels ... LP
Epic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured gatefold cover, including the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ DonovanWhat's Bin Did & What's Bin Hid (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pye/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Really beautiful work from the young Donovan – still yet to become the trippy popster that most folks know – but still pretty amazing here! The music definitely owes a lot to Bob Dylan – Donovan's playing harmonica and acoustic guitar, with just a bit of bass and drums behind him – but already, that vocal spirit that makes him so great is starting to shine – incredibly charming, especially on his original material – which shows a sense of playfulness that Dylan never would have touched! Titles include the seminal "Catch The Wind" – plus "Ramblin Boy", "Tangerine Puppet", "You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond", "Goldwatch Blues", "Car Car", "Cuttin Out", and "Josie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHurdy Gurdy Songs – Words & Music By Donovan 1965 to 1971 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
A really great take on the music of Donovan – not his own groovy songs of the 60s, but a whole host of others taking up his tunes and moving it into some really great new dimensions! We love Donovan to death, and while we'll never tire of the man's own recordings of his tunes, we're always surprisingly charmed when other people take up his work – as you'll hear here, in a blend of jazz, rock, soul, and pop takes on these really wonderful songs – lyrics that often have all these playful psychedelic touches, and melodies that open themselves up to all sorts of very cool mod arrangements! Many of these tracks are lesser-known versions – not hit covers, but the kind of unusual tunes that really make a well-done compilation like this so worth owning. As with other Ace titles, there's plenty of notes on each tune and its interpreter – and titles include "The Pebble & The Man" by Bridget St John, "Celeste" by Paul Jones "Poor Cow" by Noel Harrison, "Superlungs" by Terry Reid, "Sonny Goodge Street" by Tom Northcutt, "Jenifer Juniper" The Sandpipers, "Season Of The Witch" by Lou Rawls, "Snakeskin" by Julie Felix, "Try & Catch The Wind" by The Gosdin Brothers, "Oh Gosh" by Sandie Shaw, "Translove Airlines" by Big Jim Sullivan, "Lalena" by Deep Purple, "Three King Fishers" by Gabor Szabo, "Hampstead Incident" by Boujoura, "Skip Along Sam" by The Sugar Shoppe, and a fantastic take on "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Eartha Kitt! CD
 
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Glen CampbellGentle On My Mind/By The Time I Get To Phoenix ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A pair of Capitol Records classics from Glenn Campbell – back to back on a single CD! First up is Gentle On My Mind – an insanely wonderful early album from Glenn Campbell – the kind of music that's not really rock, pop, or country – but instead a unique summation of all, at a level that only Campbell could do this well The album kicks off with the sublime pop hit "Gentle On My Mind" – one of those jangly tunes that we could listen to forever – and then soars into a beautiful blend of tunes from different sources, including covers of Nilsson's "Without Her", Rod McKuen's "The World I Used to Know", Jimmie Rodgers' "It's Over", and Donovan's "Catch The Wind" – as well as the huge hit "Mary In The Morning". Glenn's got a hell of a voice – and it sounds great on all the tracks! By The Time I Get To Phoenix begins with Glenn Campbell's amazing take on the title tune by Jimmy Webb – a pure moment of 60s genius! The pairing of Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb is probably one of the greatest ideas ever in the history of pop music – as you'll hear on the album's title track, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". Glen's original hit version of the song – written by a wee Jimmy at a young age – forever cut the way for his unique blend of pop, country, and easy vocal styles. The tune also kicks off this pretty nice little album of tracks that features great lesser known numbers, including some surprisingly great country covers. Titles include "Back In The Race", "My Baby's Gone", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Bad Seed", "Love is A Lonesome River", and "I'll Be Lucky Some Day". CD

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Wynder K FrogSunshine Super Frog (with bonus track) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 30.98
A record with a Donovan reference in the title, but a much more mod set overall – thanks to searing Hammond work from organist Mick Weaver, who was maybe one of the hippest London cats on his instrument at the time! The tunes draw equally from the Hammond soul jazz of artists like Jimmy Smith or Jimmy McGriff, and from the soul instrumental style of the time – particularly the grooves of Stax and Atlantic Records – and the deft work on the keys of the organ show that you hardly need a singer to make these records groove. Titles include "I Feel So Bad", "Blues For A Frog", "Hold On I'm Coming", "Incense", "Feel It", "Dancin Pain", "Mercy", and "Somebody Help Me". Features four bonus tracks – "Turn On Your Lovelight", "Zooming", "I'm A Man", and "Henry's Panter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus track!)

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Davy GrahamMidnight Man ... LP
Decca/East Central One (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A fantastic record from Davy Graham – an amazing guitarist, and a hell of a singer too – the sort of artist we'd rank right up there with Donovan, John Martyn, and maybe even Nick Drake! At times Graham channels Eastern musical styles in his guitar – almost a Peter Walker sort of raga mode – other times, he has a way of transforming straighter tunes with a sense of mysticism – really doing a hell of a lot with just a few slight changes, and in ways that are light years beyond what so many American folkies were trying to do in 1966. The whole thing is fantastic – a real discovery in music, and one that should have made Graham huge – with titles that include "The Fakir", "Watermelon Man", "No Preacher Blues", "Rags & Old Iron", "Money Honey", "Lost Lover Blues", "Neighbor Neighbor", and "Walkin The Dog". LP, Vinyl record album

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Justin Heathcliff (Osamu Kitajima)Justin Heathcliff ... LP
Everland (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 43.98
A weird little album from early 70s Japan – an obscure project from Osamu Kitajima – who'd later be known for his jazz and fusion work! This set's completely different from those recordings – and is an Anglo rock project with lyrics in English, and a very groovy sound throughout! The music's got some of the softer musings of Donovan – and the vocals do too – but the guitars are often a bit more forceful, and have a bit of early Bowie intensity at times, especially when they're mixed with some fuller arrangements. If the set had come out of the Abbey Road late 60s scene, we'd hardly be surprised – but we like it even more for it's even weirder origins in Japan. Titles include "Sea", "You Know What I Mean", "A Tiny Island", "Good Bye", "Life", "To Live In Peace", "Love Makes The World Complete", and "Let's All Sing Along". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy textured cover!)

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NirvanaDedicated To Markos 3 ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Brilliant work from Nirvana – a duo who bring together so many wonderful elements of late 60s Brit pop – from weird trippy touches to tuneful melodies to superb full arrangements – handled here by giants Mike Vickers, Johnny Scott, and Tony Visconti! There's a bounce and a push to all the cuts here – tunes that might be self-indulgent or too weird in other hands, but which bristle with catchy, creative energy throughout – of the sort that should have made these guys huge at the time – and which certainly should have earned them a bigger place on our side of the Atlantic! We love this stuff in the way we like Donovan with Mickie Most, or maybe late 60s Hollies – but Nirvana is weirder than both – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Illinois", "The World Is Cold Without You", "Christopher Lucifer", "Aline Cherie", "Tres Tres Bien", "It Happened To Sundays Ago", "Love Suite", and "Black Flower". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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Open RoadWindy Daze (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Greenwich Gramophone Company/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
The only album ever issued by Open Road – a really great band who were Donovan's backing group on his album of the same name – and who went on to record this album with an equally wonderful vibe! As with Donovan at the start of the 70s, the sound of Open Road is a bit hard to peg – certainly rooted in 60s folk expressions, but taken in all these other directions – hair let down, jazzy influences allowed in, and acoustic instruments mixed with electric in this playful blend of percussion, guitars, keyboards, 12-string, and all sorts of other elements – handled in ways that have a vibe that's similar to Donovan's way of making things sound casual, almost accidental – but brilliant in this really subtle style. Titles include "Mother Earth", "Secret Of Life", "She's My Sister", "Shimmers Of Sound", "Waterwheel", and "Sweet Liquor Woman". 2CD set features the group's never-issued second album, plus other bonus tracks – titles that include "Going For A Quick One", "Children Of The Sun", "Control Interferes With The Flow", "Express Train", "Lost & Found", "Swamp Fever", and "Leading Me On". CD

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Al StewartYear Of The Cat (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Esoteric, 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
The biggest record that Al Stewart ever cut – as you no doubt know from the oft-played title track – but a set that also stands as a great testament to all the many years he'd been crafting fine music before fully getting the recognition he deserved! Stewart's got a way with words that's like few of his contemporaries – maybe a bit like Donovan, with whom he shares a similar vocal approach – and also a clear early love of Bob Dylan, yet an immediate evolution past that influence – so that the whole thing is very much in a world of Al's own, with some slight 70s mainstream production, but not enough to soften the music into more mainstream AOR – despite the fame of the hit. Titles include, of course, "Year Of The Cat", plus "One Stage Before", "Flying Sorcery", "Broadway Hotel", "Lord Grenville", "If It Doesn't Come Naturally Leave It", and "Midas Shadow". CD features the bonus track "Belsize Blues" – and a full bonus live concert, recorded in Seattle in 1976, issued here for the first time ever. CD
(45th Anniversary Edition with a bonus live CD!)

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✨✧ Davy GrahamMidnight Man ... CD
Decca/East Central One (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from Davy Graham – an amazing guitarist, and a hell of a singer too – the sort of artist we'd rank right up there with Donovan, John Martyn, and maybe even Nick Drake! At times Graham channels Eastern musical styles in his guitar – almost a Peter Walker sort of raga mode – other times, he has a way of transforming straighter tunes with a sense of mysticism – really doing a hell of a lot with just a few slight changes, and in ways that are light years beyond what so many American folkies were trying to do in 1966. The whole thing is fantastic – a real discovery in music, and one that should have made Graham huge – with titles that include "The Fakir", "Watermelon Man", "No Preacher Blues", "Rags & Old Iron", "Money Honey", "Lost Lover Blues", "Neighbor Neighbor", and "Walkin The Dog". CD
Also available Midnight Man ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Harold McNairAffectionate Fink ... CD
Island/Monkey Dog (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from reedman Harold McNair – one of the key Jamaican jazz players who hit the London scene in the same post-colonial wave as Joe Harriott and Shake Keane – and maybe our favorite of the bunch! Harold's a hell of a talent on both tenor and flute – and although he might be best known for his background work on late 60s Donovan albums, he really soars here as a soloist – working with Ornette Coleman group members David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both of whom swing wonderfully in McNair's company! The album bills Izenzon and Moffett strongly on the cover – as if they're one of the main attractions – but what's most compelling is the way that McNair and pianist Alan Branscombe bring the American musicians into their own sort of groove – a modal, soulful style that's completely sublime – and which makes the album a killer all the way through. Titles include the original "Affectionate Fink" – plus great takes on "I Love You", "O Barquinho", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", and "Here's That Rainy Day" – all soulful swingers. CD

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band – Olympia, Nov. 19th, 1960 (SACD pressing) ... CD
RTE/Europe 1 (Germany), 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great live set from Gerry Mulligan – with his Concert Jazz Band at L'Olympia in 1960 – a tight affair with great solo work from a larger group of players – which includes Don Ferrara and Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Willie Dennis and Alan Raph on trombone, Bob Donovan and Gene Quill on alto, Buddy Clark on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. A real triumph! CD
(Out of print, hybrid SACD pressing with multichannel surround mix!)

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✨✧ VariousPsychedelic Mind Trip ... CD
K-Tel, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks from Steppenwolf, the Electric Prunes, Byrds, Fever Tree, the Amboy Dukes, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Donovan, Count Five, and Tommy James and the Shondells. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesRolling Stones Collection – 1967 to 1969 – 25 Years Of Essential Rock ... CD
Time Life, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Boby Dylan, Moby Grape, Donovan, the Doors, Cream, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Band, the Byrds, Johnny Winter, Traffic, and more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Al StewartYear Of The Cat ... LP
Janus, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The biggest record that Al Stewart ever cut – as you no doubt know from the oft-played title track – but a set that also stands as a great testament to all the many years he'd been crafting fine music before fully getting the recognition he deserved! Stewart's got a way with words that's like few of his contemporaries – maybe a bit like Donovan, with whom he shares a similar vocal approach – and also a clear early love of Bob Dylan, yet an immediate evolution past that influence – so that the whole thing is very much in a world of Al's own, with some slight 70s mainstream production, but not enough to soften the music into more mainstream AOR – despite the fame of the hit. Titles include, of course, "Year Of The Cat", plus "One Stage Before", "Flying Sorcery", "Broadway Hotel", "Lord Grenville", "If It Doesn't Come Naturally Leave It", and "Midas Shadow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Year Of The Cat (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ VariousRight Back Where We Started From – Female Pop & Soul In Seventies Britain (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A totally great look at the role of the female singer in mid 70s England – a role that's a bit of an evolution from the UK pop styles of the 60s – soaring forth in a great mix of rock, vocal, and soul-based modes! Some of the singers are names that you'd recognize from the initial female pop wave that broke big from British shores in the 60s, mixed here with younger artists, and even a few Americans who made the scene overseas, then scored some surprising hits – all in a really great range of very groovy styles! Most work is from the years before punk, and as with other of these excellent 3CD sets on RPM, not only is the set list superb, but the whole thing comes with fantastic notes that really illuminate all the many artists in the package – a lineup that features 77 tracks by Samantha Jones, Carol Woods, Milly Scott, Sweetcorn, Flirts, Jo Anne Love, Tommi, Doris Duke, The Big Spenders, Madeline Bell, Margie Miller, Julie Rogers, Carol Hunter, Linda Kendrick, Millicent Martin, Val McKenna, Maxine Nightingale, Linda Rothwell, Honeyend, Ruth Swann, and many others. Heck, the whole thing might be worth it enough for the version of Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" sung by Eartha Kitt! CD
 
 
 



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