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DonovanDonovan (Arista) ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A different sound than the 60s, sure – but you can't beat Donovan, no matter what the setting. Mickie Most produced, and all songs are Donovan originals – including "Maya's Dance", "Local Boy Chops Wood", "Astral Angel", "Dare To Be Different", and "Sing My Song. LP, Vinyl record album

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DonovanDonovan – The Pye History Of British Pop Music Vol 2 ... LP
Pye, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner,)

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DonovanDonovan Story ... LP
Pye (Japan), Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
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 ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio 180 gram reissue. Cover has surface wear at the top corner.)

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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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✨✧ DonovanDonovan's Greatest Hits (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Donovan's Greatest Hits ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ DonovanDonovan's Greatest Hits ... CD
Epic, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Donovan's Greatest Hits ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ VariousHurdy Gurdy Songs – Words & Music By Donovan 1965 to 1971 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Paul Brett's SagePaul Brett Sage ... LP
Pye/Long Hair (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Paul Brett's Sage may be dripping away in an hourglass on the cover, but the group stand on very firm foundation with this debut – definitely one of the more unique records of their generation on the UK scene, and a set that doesn't come with any easy reference point – even given the work of leader Paul Sage in a bunch of key prog acts in years before! There's a sensitivity here that's surprising – both in the way that Brett handles vocals on some of the tracks, and in the album's use of flute and saxes from Nicky Higginbottom – an element that's stronger here than you might expect – but maybe more in the way that Harold McNair would add the right woodwind flourishes to a Donovan song. There's some larger arrangements from David Palmer on the set – but most of the instrumentation is from the core quartet, who keep things nice and lean on some well-focused tunes that include "Warlock", "The Painter", "3D Mona Lisa", "Little Aztec Prince", "Reason For Asking", "Trophies Of War", and "Mediterranean Lazy Heat Wave". LP, Vinyl record album

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Justin Heathcliff (Osamu Kitajima)Justin Heathcliff ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
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". CD
Also available Justin Heathcliff ... LP 32.99

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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!)
Also available Justin Heathcliff ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Harold McNairAffectionate Fink ... CD
Island/Monkey Dog (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
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 & The Concert Jazz Band – En Concert Olympia 19 Novembre 1960 ... CD
Europe 1 (France), Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
The set's 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, Jim Reider and Zoot Sims on tenor, Buddy Clark on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. A real triumph! Titles include "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Black Nightgown", "Body And Soul", "Barbara's Theme", "Apple Core", "Out Of This World", "Go Home", "I'm Gonna Go Fishing", "Blueport" and more! CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Buck Owens & His BuckaroosBridge Over Troubled Water (clear vinyl pressing) (2021 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Capitol/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... On November 26, 2021 (delayed)
Bakersfield genius Buck Owens is best known for his trailblazing, electric honky tonk sound (on top of hamming it up on Hee Haw), but by the late 60s and into the 70s the ever restless Buck tried on a number of different styles – including well known folk rock hits for this set! Rather than adapting tunes by Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan and others as honky tonk numbers, Buck sort of meets the tunes halfway. (That makes sense – why would he take a turn onto a new neighborhood if he wasn't interested in a different path?) He does inject the Buckaroo twang, but he smooths out his usual punchy vocals, and projects a warmth that would have been impossible if Buck wasn't really feeling it. Great stuff – a left turn for both mainstream folk fans and honky tonk purists, but one worth taking! Tracks include "Bridge Over Troubled Waters", "Within My Loving Arms", "The Devil Made Me Do It", "San Francisco Town", "Love Minus Zero-No Limit", "I Am A Rock" and more. (Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Saturday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 26. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Edition!)

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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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✨✧ VariousRandy's – 17 North Parade ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Nice One! A dozen smokin cuts produced by Clive Chin and engineered by the great Errol Thompson, whose deft hand at the mixing console highlights the best of these fat, groovy rhythms from the early 70s. Cut at Randy's, a record shop, distributor and studio, where Chin managed to keep his ear to the street, and what the sound systems were hungry for. This collection has a number of singers clearly inspired by US soul singers, evidenced by some great soulful covers, like Alton Ellis' "Too Late" a version of the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose's "Too Late to Turn Back Now", Donovan Carlos' lightly skanking version of William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful", and a mad, funky reggae take on the Mission Impossible theme. Beyond these great numbers, the collection is worth the price alone for the essential early Black Uhuru cut, released here for the first time "Going to Zion". And as usual the great Pressure Sounds package with insightful liner notes, and 4 bonus cuts on the CD! (and a great companion to the Forward the Bass collection on Blood & Fire) CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $24.99
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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VariousSecret Policeman's Other Ball ... LP
Island, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With performances by Sting, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, Bob Geldof and Johnny Fingers, Phil Collins, and Donovan. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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VariousWhere Have All The Flowers Gone – The Songs Of Pete Seeger ... CD
Appleseed, 1998. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Pete Seeger classics performed by the man himself, Richie Havens, Ani DiFranco, Studs Terkel, Bruce Cockburn, Billy Bragg, Greg Brown, the Weavers, Donovan, Peter Paul & Mary, Bruce Springsteen, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ RevolutionariesDub Out Her Blouse & Skirt Vol 1 ... CD
Bond Export, 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 70s dub from producer Donovan Germain – served up through a wicked batch of instrumentals from The Revolutionaries – who play here at their tripped-out best! The tunes have an offbeat feel that's different from more conventional dub – very little ties to any sort of initial song roots, with keyboard lines, moogy electronics, and other weird sounds that fly all over the place – while the rhythms are very deep, tight, and in the pocket – slow-stepping in heavy sonic space, with lots of nice splash around the drums! The original album was issued through Brooklyn's Keith Records – quite rare – and titles include "Ready To Dub", "Juliet's Delight", "Wisdom Dub", "So Much Dub", "Craven Park Dub", and "Don't Break This Dub". CD

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✨✧ Harold McNairAffectionate Fink (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... 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
(Out of print, SHM-CD pressing in a cool flipback cover – includes obi!)
Also available Affectionate Fink ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Open RoadWindy Daze (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Greenwich Gramophone Company/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Glen CampbellGentle On My Mind/By The Time I Get To Phoenix ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Davy GrahamMidnight Man ... LP
Decca/East Central One (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NirvanaDedicated To Markos 3 ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ ShindigIssue 119 ... Magazine
Shindig, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Shindig goes a bit later than usual this time around – with a big cover feature on the crucial year of 1981 for The Jam, with plenty of comments by Paul Weller on the way he was changing his thoughts about music at the time! The issue's also got a look back by Nick Lowe, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Faust, and more on Terry Callier, Donovan, Daptone Records, Kit Sebastian, Super Furry Animals, and Brit maestro John Cameron! Plus, there's a very cool feature on French Psych – and lots more groovy bits too! Magazine
 
 
 



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