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Johnny Guarnieri QuartetSophisticated Lady/Dot's My Baby ... 78 RPM
H&N Society, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Record has a slight dish warp.)

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Gale StormEssential Dot Recordings – 1955 to 1959 ... CD
Dot/Not Now (UK), Late 50s. Used 3CD ... $6.99
Features 60 tracks on 3 CD's including "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Teen Age Prayer", "Brazil", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Ivory Tower", "Orange Blossoms", "Higher Ground", "Go Way From My Window" and "Don't Be That Way". CD
 
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Manny AlbamSteve's Songs ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Manny Albam plays the music of Steve Allen – with a group that includes solos from Gene Quill on alto, Al Cohn on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and either Nick Travis or Ernie Royal on trumpets! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and a stereo sticker.)

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Gene AustinGreat Hits ... LP
Dot, 1960. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)

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Compton BrothersOff The Top Of The Compton Brothers ... LP
Dot, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Eddie CostaHouse Of Blue Lights ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked album from pianist Eddie Costa – recorded in the late 50s for Dot Records! The set's a bit different than some of Costa's other material from the time – in that has Eddie playing with a much heavier touch on the left hand – inflecting the keys in a bluesier mode, but also working here with some modern touches from drummer Paul Motian, who's in the trio along with bassist Wendell Marshall. Costa's tone has changed decidedly for the record – and he's often got a loudly flowing approach to the keys that echoes later work by McCoy Tyner, Steve Kuhn, and other key 60s innovators. And even though tracks are again mostly familiar numbers, Costa's really pushing them to new levels – pushing, pausing, and twisting them into unusual time structures and melodic progressions. Titles include "House Of Blue Lights", "Diane", "When I Fall In Love", "My Funny Valentine", "What's To Ya", and "Anabelle". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Barbara EdenMiss Barbara Eden ... CD
Dot/Real Gone, 1967. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Barbara "I Dream Of Jeannie" Eden gets herself out of the bottle and into the studio for a set of 60s pop tunes designed to bring out another side of her magic! Bill Justis handled the arrangements, in a style that has that RCA Nashville country pop sort of feel overall – electric bass plucking out the bottom, chorus vocals helping out the lead, and a sort of syncopated groove that gently steps along from back to front. We'll be honest, and say that Barbara's vocals aren't that much to write home about – but the album's a nice celebrity relic – and does feature a few sexy Jeannie shots on the front! Titles include "Single Girl", "Bend It", "Rebel", "I Get The Fever", and "Nobody But A Fool". CD

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Fern JonesGlory Road ... CD
Dot/Numero, 1959. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Southern hillbilly soul from Fern Jones – a minister, church singer and songwriter with a real feel for the secular shake of 50s Sun Records, honky tonk, and shout blues – a pure evangelical with a worldly groove! Fern worked the gospel circuit of tent and church shows for many, many years – but only recorded two albums, this one for Dot/Paramount. Fern sings in the torch country style of Patsy Cline, often with spare rockabilly-styled guitar and drums backbeat. This album is probably most noteworthy for the classic song "I Was There When It Happened" – co-written by Fern Jones and made famous by Johnny Cash. It's especially legendary because it was the only gospel number Sam Phillips allowed Cash to include on his first LP. But Fern's album is more than worthy of a late discovery – she's a true pioneer, fearlessly blending the Lord's work with the Devil's music – at a time when such poles were anathema for most artists, fans, and record labels alike! Original album tracks include "You Ain't Got Nuthin'", "I Do Believe", "Be Thankful You're You", "I Ain't Got Time", "Let Tomorrow Be" – plus the bonus tracks "When I Meet You", "By And By", "I Don't Care What The World May Do" and "This World Is Not My Home". CD

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Jimmie RodgersIt's Over ... LP
Dot, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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Shenandoah TrioIn Motion ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Keely SmithBecause You're Mine ... LP
Dot, 1962. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Leroy Van DykeAuctioneer ... CD
Dot/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A nice collection of work from Leroy Van Dyke – a singer who may not have been the purest country talent of his time, but who did a really great job bridging both the worlds of hillbilly and postwar pop! Leroy's got a great voice – warm and fluid, but never too mellow – and on the album's famous title track, he really takes off – and maybe sets a standard for new speed in country-tinged vocals! Other cuts have more of a gentle rocking approach, and the blend here is handled with a style that's very much in the hipper side of Dot Records in the 50s – which makes the collection a nice surprise if you only know Leroy's one or two hits. Titles include "The Auctioneer", "I Fell In Love With A Ponytail", "Leather Jacket", "I'm Movin On", "One Heart", "Poor Boy", "Chicken Shack Boogie", "Everytime I Ask My Heart", and "The Pocketbook Song". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieStraight Ahead ... LP
Dot, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Marshall Royal and Bobby Plater on alto, Eric Dixon and Eddie Davis on tenor, Charles Fowlkes on baritone, Gene Goe, George Cohn, Oscar Brashear, and Al Aarons on trumpet, Grover Mitchell, Richard Boone, Bill Hughes, and Steve Galloway on trombone, Freddie Green on guitar, Harold Jones on drums, and Norman Keenan on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ ColoursColours ... CD
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going on here – a sound that's almost pre-Sgt Peppers, but which has wonderfully complicated time changes, vocal parts, and production techniques that must have cost a pretty penny to such a little-known group! Horns and strings are arranged by Dave Roberts, and handled with a sensitivity that almost matches The Zombies' best at times – and the tunes themselves are a fresh variety of odd themes, including one number about robbing a liquor store. Titles include "Brother Lou's Love Colony", "Bad Day At Black Rock Baby", "Love Heals", "Rather Be Me", "I'm Leaving", "Cataleptic", "Don't You Realize", and "Lovin". CD

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✨✧ Bill KennyRemember Me ... LP
Dot, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an ink promo stamp)

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✨✧ Mike MelvoinPlastic Cow Goes Moooooog ... LP
Dot/Pleasure For Music, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best-remembered albums from the moog pop generation – a record that's definitely a cut above the rest, thanks to the top-shelf talents of pianist Mike Melvoin! Melvoin is a name you'll recognize from countless other great LA sessions of the 60s – and Mike was always able to shift and move into the best sorts of styles when he wanted – jazz, soul, funk, and here, the new world of moogy instrumentals – served up here with some nice electronic effects that really keep things interesting! The record also features groovy help from Paul Humphrey and Earl Palmer on drums, and Dennis Budimir on guitar – and Beaver and Kraus were the "moog consultants" on the record too. There's some nice originals – including "One Man One Volt", "Plastic Cow", and "Medicine Man" – plus covers of "Born To Be Wild", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Spinning Wheel", and "Ballad Of John & Yoko". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nancy PriddyYou've Come This Way Before ... LP
Dot/Modern Harmonic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A tremendously beautiful album from vocalist Nancy Priddy – the kind of record that got buried in the record bins of the 60s, but which is finally getting the attention it deserves! Nancy had a career that started out in folk (she was once a member of The Bitter End Singers), but she's working here in a slightly psychedelic style that mixes the intimate with the baroque – in a way that reminds us a lot of some of our favorite work on A&M at the time, and which is masterminded here by producer Phil Ramone. Nancy's sweet vocals dance lightly around a mix of strings, woodwinds, and sometimes funky drums that give the album a much stronger kick than you might expect – a groovy little sound that's almost Sunshine Pop, but a bit deeper and more personal overall. Manny Albam provided some great arrangements to the record that sparkle and groove along with some of his better-known jazz work of the period – and in a way, the record has echoes of some of the hipper work done on the Project 3 label of the era, almost reminding us of some of our favorite tunes by Free Design. Nancy wrote all her own material on the set – another thing that makes the record sound especially fresh – and titles include "My Friend Frank", "On The Other Side Of The River", "And Who Will You Be Then", "Epitaph", "Ebony Glass", "You've Come This Way Before", and "Mystic Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Hank ThompsonHank Thompson's 25th Anniversary Album ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lennie TristanoDuo Sessions ... CD
Dot Time, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Duets with Lenny Popkin on saxophone, Connie Crothers on piano, and Roger Mancuso on drums. CD

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✨✧ Pat BooneTouch Of Your Lips ... LP
Dot, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Jim LoweRainbow ... 7-inch
Dot, 1959. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Erroll GarnerGreatest Garner ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
Beautiful early material by Erroll Garner – sides recorded at the end of the 40s, when he was really hitting his rhythmic stride! The tunes bristle with an approach to the material that's filled with life – as Garner seems to sense a rhythm where there might not necessarily be one – and gets equal pleasure from using his piano for rhythm as he does for spinning out a gentle melody. Titles include "Turquoise", "Pavanne", "Impressions", "Confessin", "Summertime", "Flamingo", "Reverie", and "Blue & Sentimental" – and the CD
(Out of print Atlantic 50 Years digipak pressing. Center hub has been replaced with a foam dot.)

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Freddie HubbardBlack Angel ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1969. Used ... $12.99
A totally fantastic set from the turn of the 70s, and one of Freddie Hubbard's most soulful, spiritual albums ever – a seminal chapter in the evolution of soul jazz – and a record that was a keen inspiration for changes to come on labels like Strata East and Black Jazz! The group here features Kenny Barron on both electric and acoustic piano – really stretching out with a hip, open sort of sound – possibly his first of this type on record – and other players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and Patato Valdes on added percussion – giving a more complicated groove to the best numbers. Tunes are all long and well-penned – three by Freddie himself ("Eclipse", "Spacetrack", "Gittin' Down"), one by Kenny Barron ("Black Angel"), and one by Walter Bishop (the original recording of his classic "Coral Keys"!) CD
(Out of print Atlantic 50th Anniversary pressing. Please note the center hub has been replaced with a foam dot.)
Also available Black Angel (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Jay McShannLast Of The Blue Devils ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1978. Used ... $11.99
A great late date from the Kansas City pianist who first gave Charlie Parker his start – working here with Buddy Tate and Paul Quinichette on tenors, and Joe Newman on trumpet – plus the younger addition of John Scofield on guitar! CD
(Out of print, 1998 digipak pressing. Center hub has been replaced with a foam dot.)

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Peregoyo Y Su Combo VacanaEl Rey Del Currulao ... CD
Otrabanda, 2004. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print. Hub has been replaced with a foam dot.)

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Reckonize Real & Guilty SimpsonCarved From Stone ... LP
Real Deff, 2018. Sealed ... $11.99
Neo-classic Detroit hip hop standard bearer Guilty Simpson, delivering an all killer, no filler handful of tracks on this tight EP with hard hitting beats Reckonize Real. The Queens beatmaker gathers some some rock solid no nonsense productions here – and together they craft pretty much faultless presentation featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow, Chuuwee, M-Dot, Mayhem (of EMS) and Deff Cutz. Includes "Got Your Back" with Georgia Anne Muldrow, "Can't Runaway" feat M-Dot & Mayhem, "The Whole World's My Ashtray", "High Standard" with Deff Cuts, "The Build (Intro)", "The Come Down (Outro)" and "Now Love" feat Chuuwee – plus instrumentals. LP, Vinyl record album

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ShaggsShaggs' Own Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Red Rooster/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album is much more widely circulated, and has influenced decades of musicians and listeners – and the group here are slightly evolved – better musicians, sweeter singers, but still very much in the same territory of naive expression and completely charming presentation! The album was put together in the early 80s, after the successful reissue of their debut – and features a mixture of home tapes and other rare recordings – with titles that include "Wheels", "Shaggs Own Thing", "Painful Memories", "Gimme Dat Ding", "I Love", "My Cutie", "Paper Roses", and a version of "My Pal Foot Foot". CD features four bonus tracks – "Love At First Sight", "Sweet Maria", "Missouri Waltz", and "Wipe Out". CD
Also available Shaggs' Own Thing (yellow & maroon vinyl pressing – with bonus track) ... LP 32.99

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ShaggsShaggs' Own Thing (yellow & maroon vinyl pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Red Rooster/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 34.99
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album is much more widely circulated, and has influenced decades of musicians and listeners – and the group here are slightly evolved – better musicians, sweeter singers, but still very much in the same territory of naive expression and completely charming presentation! The album was put together in the early 80s, after the successful reissue of their debut – and features a mixture of home tapes and other rare recordings – with titles that include "Wheels", "Shaggs Own Thing", "Painful Memories", "Gimme Dat Ding", "I Love", "My Cutie", "Paper Roses", and a version of "My Pal Foot Foot". LP features the bonus track "Love At First Sight". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shaggs' Own Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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TortoiseIt's All Around You (with download) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2004. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Wow, this is SO not the Tortoise that first set the underground aflame in the early 90s – the group has evolved and opened up in ways we never would have expected. With It's All Around You it's emerged with an airy, open, stargazing set of tracks that resemble the languid atmosphere of Tangerine Dream as much as they do early post rock! Gone, for the most part from early Tortoise is that strong, rubbery electric bass groove and tightly thudding live drum sound. It's All Around You retains the bright vibes and sputtering electronics of the TNT album, and the out front, almost rock & roll guitar lines of the Standards album – and adds an ever present, ambient synthesizer bubble of sound to surround the thing. It's all so catchy, too, and almost sunny. If Tortoise hasn't really broken any new ground this time, it's only because they're the ones who broke it in the first place. Tracks include "It's All Around You", The Lithium Shifts", "Crest", "Stretch", "Dot/Eyes", "By Dawn", "Five Too Many" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George WallingtonGeorge Wallington Trio ... CD
Savoy/Nippon (Japan), 1949/1951. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great little trio work from pianist George Wallington – material recorded for Savoy when he was at the height of his boppish powers on the keys! Side one of the album is all trio material – with Curley Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums – providing a nice little kick in the rhythm, similar to Wallington trio material on Prestige! George has a way of leaping and loping on the keys that's totally great – a style that's inherently rhythmic, even without the support of the group – and which has some more angular edges than in later Wallington years. Titles include "Twins", "Hyacinth", "Polka Dot", "High Score", and "Joy Bell". Side two features 2 more tracks by that trio – "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Fine & Dandy" – plus 2 more by a trio that includes Russell on bass and Charlie Perry on drums – "Fairyland" and "Racing", both Wallington originals. But best of all are 2 final tracks that feature Wallington with a septet that includes Kai Winding on trombone, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, and Brew Moore on tenor sax – titles that have a sharply swinging feel, and a great sort of conception overall. Buddy Stewart scats vocals on "Knockout", and the septet works instrumentally on "Igloo" – penned by the group's trumpeter Jerry Floyd. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousStimulated Vol 1 (Clean Album) ... LP
Stimulated, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $2.99
19 tracks, all clean, radio-playable edits: Hom "It's Hom", Young Zee 7 Rah Digga "I Love It", De La Soul "Speed Limit", Xzibit & Everlast "Shroomz Pt. 2", Camp Lo "Something For Nothing", VOR "Beyond City Lights", B Real & Everlast "Laugh Now", Hom & Pretty Ugly "You Won't Get It", Sadat X "The Great Dot X", DJ Riz Interlude, The Liks "Get Your Drink On", Camp Lo "All The Same", Pep love "Crack the Concrete", Del & the Stimulated Dummies "Del Meets the Dummies", Dilated Peoples "Stimulation", Phil Da Agony, Chace Infinite & Krondon "Home Team", High & Mighty "What's After", King Tee "Quiet As Kept" and Missin Linx w/Prodigy "Family Ties rmx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a Stimulated sleeve.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyLive Messengers ... LP
Blue Note, 1954/1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great Blue Note 2-fer that brings together a bunch of previously unreleased live sessions from Art Blakey and different incarnations of the Jazz Messengers! Sides 1 through 3 feature a stellar set of tracks recorded in 1961 and 1962 with the sextet lineup that included Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, and Curtis Fuller, with the titles "Promised Land", "Arabia", "Mosaic", "Ping Pong", and "Up Jumped Spring". Side 4 has some older material, from 1954 – by the first incarnation of the group that included Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, and Horace Silver – and the titles "Wee Dot", "Blues", and "The Way You Look Tonight". Nice notes, and as usual, the Messengers shine in a good live setting. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Destiny's ChildThis Is The Remix ... LP
Columbia/Sony, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12 remixes: "No,No, No Part 2 (Wyclef Jean extended version)", "Emotion (Neptunes rmx)", "Bootylicious (Rockwilder rmx)", "Say My Name (Timbaland rmx)", "Bug A Boo (refugee Camp rmx)", "Dot (E-Poppi mix)", "Survivor (rmx feat. Da Brat)", "Independent Women Pt II", "Nasty Girl (Azza's nu soul mix)", "Jumpin Jumpin (rmx ext)", "Bills, Bills, Bills (Maurice's xclusive livegig mix)" and "So Good (Maurice's soul mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo sticker and is bent a bit at the corners.)

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✨✧ Jutta HippJutta Hipp With Zoot Sims ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful pairing of this German pianist and American tenor star Zoot Sims – and an album that may well be the greatest that Jutta Hipp ever cut! Hipp was one of the rising stars of the German postwar jazz scene in the 50s – and although she issued other American albums in the decade for Blue Note and Decca, this side's probably the best-remembered of the bunch – thanks to the presence of Zoot, and support from a great rhythm section that includes Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – both of whom match the modern tones of Jutta's piano, but also give a solidly soulful Blue Note feel to the set. The group's completed by trumpeter Jerry Lloyd, who helps bring a nice sparkle to the frontline – and titles include "Just Blues", "Wee Dot", "Almost Like Being In Love", and "Down Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Larry YoungTestifying ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Before stretching out on Blue Note later on in the 60s, Larry Young started the decade with some great sets like this – straighter soul jazz that showed he had a very firm grasp on traditional modes for the Hammond – more than enough to allow his experimentation in later years! The set's a nicely basic batch of tracks – one that's very open and spacious, with plenty of room for Young to open up on the keys – given that the backing here is mostly from Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Jimmie Smith on drums. The great Joe Holiday joins the group on tenor for two tracks – bringing in a style that nicely bridges modes – and although the groove is somewhat relaxed, you can certainly hear Young's genius already starting to form! Titles include "Excercise For Chihuahaus", "Wee Dot", "Testifying", and "Some Thorny Blues". CD

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✨✧ VariousSteppa's Delight 2 – Dubstep Present To Future ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2009. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Darkly thumping, deeply floorshaking beats, heavy bass grooves and all around sinister dubstep dancefloor from Soul Jazz – Volume 2 in the Steppa's Delight series featuring cuts from Gemmy, Shed, King Midas Sound, Kutz, James Blake and many more! Steppa's Delight 2 is a mix of killer exclusives and some of the best dubstep 12"s that have been rumbling and pulsation over the past year or so – stuff from scene originators and stellar recent discovers in the mode! Presented in great package by Soul Jazz, with 26 tracks on 2CDs: "Grime Baby" by Gemmy, "Another Wedged Chicken" (Martyn rmx) by Shed, "On The Edge" by Benga, "Give Me Up" (LD rmx) by Sully Shanks, "Get A Job" by Brackles, "Router" by Pangaea, "'09 Lick" by Cluekid, "Crash N Burn" by King Midas Sound, "Need You" by Dark Star, "Dot Dot Dash" (Buraka mix) by Relocate and more. CD

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✨✧ Ray ColumbusNow You Shake – The Definitive Beat, R&B, Pop, & Psych Recordings 1963 to 1969 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from Ray Columbus – a New Zealand rocker of mid 60s vintage, but one who works here with mod sounds to rival much bigger names in London at the time! The collection begins with a core set of work by Ray Columbus & The Invaders – a super-sharp combo who have this sense of energy and fire that's a bit like Paul Revere & The Raiders, but more tuned towards beat group sounds – boundless energy that makes the rest of the combo a perfect fit for Ray's spirited lead vocals. The set then moves into solo material that Columbus recorded on his own, and with groups The Challenge, The Art Collection, and Fire – all with stylistic shifts that follow some of the British forays into trippier sounds after the initial beat boom – or some more compelling, more sophisticated material that Columbus really carries off well as a solo act. Titles include "She's A Mod", "I'm Finding Out", "She's Back Again", "Till We Kissed", "We Want A Beat", "In Memory Of Today", "Happy In A Sad Kind Of Way", "Los Angeles", "I'm Good For You", "Polka Dot Resistance", "Kick Me", and "East Pinkerton Street". CD

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✨✧ Thurston HarrisLittle Bitty Pretty One ... CD
Aladdin/Jasmine (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic work from Thurston Harris – one of those key 50s R&B artists who also had a big impact on the sound of rock and roll as well – the kind of crossover artist who set the stage for countless others to come! Yet by crossover, we don't mean that Harris' music is weak or commercial – and instead, it's so bold, powerful, and downright catchy that you can't help but love the man and his records – 35 of which are served up on this nice little set – filled with singles for Aladdin, plus some later Dot Records material too! Titles include "Runk Bunk", "Tears From My Heart", "I'm Out To Get'Cha", "Do What You Did", "I'm Asking For Forgiveness", "Tell Me So", "Fine Fine Frame", "Send Me Some Loving", "Mr Satan", "Goddess Of Angels", "Paradise Hill", "Slip Slop", and "Smokey Joe's". CD

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✨✧ Sonny JamesYoung Love – The Complete Recordings 1952 to 1962 (6CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 6CDs ... Out Of Stock
The early years of a great-voiced singer with many talents – the mighty Sonny James, an artist who started in the world of hillbilly music, then rose to fame as a crossover singer – before returning to country again in the 60s! This set follows Sonny on the first two sides of that journey – documenting the growth of his amazing vocal style, which seemed well suited to anything he touched – over the course of 147 recordings that start with his early years at Capitol, then move into sides for the NRC, RCA, and Dot labels too! As always with Bear Family, the presentation is great – a huge booklet of notes that will teach you plenty about Sonny and the wealth of music he gave the world in the 50s. CD

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✨✧ VariousMr Joe's Jambalaya/Loaded Down With The Blues ... CD
Snapper (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A triple-length set – one that brings together two classic Charly Records compilations! The bulk of the set is from the great 2LP collection Mr Joe's Jambalaya – an amazing collection of New Orleans soul from the legendary Minit and Instant labels – both imprints under the guidance of producer Joe Banashak – the "Mr Joe" in the title! The work here includes a good number of lesser-known gems from the Crescent City – mixed in with a few key classics that are really well-chosen numbers that illustrate the kind of important influence that New Orleans would have on soul music for generations to come! Grooves are mostly gritty, with more than a few hints of funk in the mix – and there's plenty of tracks that are filled with that tripling rhythmic mode that was quite specific to New Orleans at the time. Titles include "I Need Money" by Lee Dorsey, "The Sad One" by Eddie Lang, "The La La Man (part 1)" by Oliver Morgan, "Go Back Home" by Allen Toussaint & The Stokes, "Pass The Hatchet (part 1)" by Roger & The Gypsies, "It Will Stand" by The Showmen, "I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You" by Raymond Lewis, "In The Night" by Chucik Carbo, "Green Door" by Eskew Reeder, "Something You Got" by Barbara George, and "Beverly Baby" by Allen & Allen. The remaining third of the package is from the collection Loaded Down With The Blues – another compilation of Joe Banashak recordings, but one that focuses a bit more on gritty, bluesy material – mostly from the late 50s and early 60s. Titles include "Tight Like That" by Edgar Blancahrd, "Loaded Down" by Matthew Boogie Jake Jacobs, "Way In The Middle Of The Night" by Nolan Pitts, "Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry" by Polka Dot Slim, "Moanin & Screamin" by Diamond Joe, and "Nervous Condition" by The Pitter Pats. 2CDs, and 46 tracks in all! CD
 
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Brigitte BardotLa Belle Et Le Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Brigitte Bardot's best known on these shores as an actress, but during the 60s she cut some really fantastic work on the scene in Paris – including a fair bit of groovers that were done with help from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Bardot provided a fantastic new voice in the world of pop music – a singer who was unabashedly open about her desires, and very different than the more melancholy stars of a few years before – a quality that's further emphasized by the wonderfully groovy instrumentation used on most of these tracks! Production and arrangements are superb – and put this music in the best territory of the grooviest 60s French pop by artists like Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Jacques Dutronc, and a rare few others. This is the first-ever English-annotated collection of work from the period – and features a whopping 25 tracks from her recordings for Philips and Disc AZ – titles that include "Harley Davidson", "Contact", "Neu Au Soleil", "Je Danse Donc Je Suis", "La Madrague", "Les Hommes Endormis", "Je Voudrais Perdre La Memoire", "Mr Sun", "Le Diable Est Anglais", "Tu Es Venu Mon Amour", "John Et Michel", "Gang Gang", and duets with Serge Gainsbourg on "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus". CD

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Anne GiradotVivre Pour Vivre ... LP
Universal (France), 1967. New Copy ... About March 26, 2021
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Motohiko HamaseAnecdote ... CD
Lung/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy ... $15.99
A rare live set from Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase – recorded right during a stretch when he was really mixing up his modes – fusing older fusion elements with some of the more electronic experiments of his studio records of the period – all in a way that must have made for quite a compelling set to see live! Hamase plays a fair bit of fretless bass – arcing and crafting these notes that are very much in the best jazz fusion school of the time – but they're mixed with keyboards, electronics, acoustic piano and percussion from two bandmates – all of which creates this unique soundscape as the trio shifts through so many different elements at once. Titles include "Duplicated Scene", "Pascal Variant", "Plateau", "Reminiscence", "Elan Vital", "Circlet", "Symptom", "Intermezzo", and "Aborigine". CD
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Motohiko HamaseAnecdote ... LP
Lung/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A rare live set from Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase – recorded right during a stretch when he was really mixing up his modes – fusing older fusion elements with some of the more electronic experiments of his studio records of the period – all in a way that must have made for quite a compelling set to see live! Hamase plays a fair bit of fretless bass – arcing and crafting these notes that are very much in the best jazz fusion school of the time – but they're mixed with keyboards, electronics, acoustic piano and percussion from two bandmates – all of which creates this unique soundscape as the trio shifts through so many different elements at once. Titles include "Duplicated Scene", "Pascal Variant", "Plateau", "Reminiscence", "Elan Vital", "Circlet", "Symptom", "Intermezzo", and "Aborigine". LP, Vinyl record album
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Francis Lai/Brigitte BardotLes Petroleuses (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
LMLR (France), 1971. New Copy ... About April 2, 2021
Les Petroleuses has a nice variety of sounds – some of the slinky, sexy, Euro-styled numbers you'd expect from Lai in the early 70s, and from a film starring Brigitte Bardot – mixed with other tracks that seem to foreground a version of the old west that's a bit playful – using barrelhouse piano or guitar to set a mood in time an dplace. There's a few vocal numbers – "La Ballade De Frenchie King" sung by Little Sammy Gaha, "La Vie Parisienne" sung by Micheline Presle, and "Prairie Woman" by Claudia Cardinale – and other tunes include "Merry Making", "Seduction", "Piano Saloon", "L'Attaque Du Train", "Le Noel Des Sarrazin", and "Bougival Junction". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel Magne/Brigitte BardotDon Juan 73 ... LP
Barclay/Play Time (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About February 20, 2021 (delayed)
A really nice sleazy & sexy soundtrack from Michel Magne – as you'd probably guess from the title! The film was directed by Roger Vadim, stars Brigitte Bardot, and most of the tracks have lyrics. Jane Birkin also makes an appearance on the record, and the tunes run from slinky and sexy to more baroque and kitschy – but definitely have some nice moments, especially in the sparer numbers. Titles include "Swedish Dream", "Burn", "Don", "It Ain't Right", "Confession", "Keep On, Keepin On", and "Intermission No 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ronny JordanAntidote ... CD
4th & Broadway, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of London funky guitar from Ronny Jordan – the heir apparent to Grant Green and Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – and one of the best new players of his generation! The set takes the older funky guitar styles of the 60s soul jazz generation, and fuses it with a 90s nujazz approach – to come up with some tight groovers that have a surprisingly classic feel, yet which also sparkle with the fresher sounds of the time – some of the hip rhythms that were bubbling around in London during the Talking Loud and early Acid Jazz years. Titles include a great remake of "So What", the jazz/hip hop classic "Get To Grips", and the cuts "Cool & Funky", "Summer Smile", "Show Me", "Nite Spice", and "After Hours". CD
(Out of print. Please note the disc has a few mark but plays fine for us.)

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✨✧ FireballsDots (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strawberry Rain/Now Again, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really moody set from this Zambian groups of the 70s – a record that's maybe on the darker edge of the Zamrock sound than usual – with a very heady blend of bass, guitar, and vocals – sewn through with some nice organ lines too! That slight current of psychedelia that graces the best Zamrock material is certainly in place here – but it seems more urgent than trippy – almost creating this slightly bleak feel to the sound, even at some of the funkier moments! The tunes trade lead and group vocal interplay – the latter of which also have a strangely haunting vibe – and titles include "Chinshele", "Oiyeelelo", "Amaama", "You Can Fool No One"- "Nanvela Bwino", "Dots", and "Chomba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte BardotBonnie & Clyde (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fontana (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – one of Serge's first duet albums ever – and a gem all the way through! In the year before he cut "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus" with Jane Birkin, Serge recorded this great album with Brigitte Bardot in which he worked out many of the same ideas. The album is probably best known for the track "Bonnie & Clyde" – which has been sampled to great fame over the years – but there's loads of other great tracks on here, with a mix of styles that joins Serge's jazzy years with his softcore 70s work – very cool, very groovy, and years ahead of its time. Some tracks are duets, and some are sung individually by Serge or Brigitte, but they're all great, and titles include "Intoxicated Man", "L'eau A La Bouche", "Un Jour Comme Un Autre", "Comic Strip", and more! Arrangements by Alain Gourager, Michel Colombier, and Claude Bolling – and the cover's got a great shot of Serge & BB as Bonnie & Clyde! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frankie RuizMirandote ... CD
Rodven, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ StereolabDots & Loops (3LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Elektra/Duophonic, 1997. New Copy 3LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stereolab at a creative peak! Dots & Loops continues their long running 90s win streak – here balancing their ever present love for bubbling analog synth and breezy vintage electronics with a more strongly assured knack for delivering brilliant beginning-to-end excellent albums. The band is as great as ever, featuring tracks recorded right here in Chicago with John McEntire, and with some guest work by Sean O'Hagan of the High Llamas, plus Jan St Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars. It's got a beautiful subdued quality to it, but it's also so expertly layered that you'll always here something new, as long as you keep coming back to it. Titles include "Brakhage", "Rainbo Conversation", "Refractions In The Plastic Pulse", "Diagonals", and "Prisoners Of Mars". 2019 remastered version comes with a bonus LP featuring demos and alternate versions. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billings/Bingen/Poulenc/Thorvaldsdottir/Mantyjarvi/Sheppard/et alSeven Words From The Cross – Skylark (Blu-ray audio & CD) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2018. Used Blu-ray audio & CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Bill CrowFrom Birdland To Broadway/Jazz Anecdotes ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1995/1996. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two great albums from bassist Bill Crow – back to back in a single package! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KD DotsonHe's The King ... LP
Uppervision, 1988. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ AzymuthCascades/Rapid Transit ... CD
Milestone, 1982/1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sublimely soulful work from Azymuth – 2 albums back to back on a single CD! Cascades is fantastic fusion from a group who just couldn't miss during these early 80s California years! The sound here is smooth, but never slick – always a little offbeat, and quite different from more mainstream US fusion of the time – thanks to the genius of Jose Roberto Bertrami's keyboards, which glide one moment, dip the next, and often have these slight changes in speed that are totally great. Other members of the core trio include Alex Malheiros on bass and guitar and Ivan Conti on drums and percussion – and the set also features guest work by Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, Jose Carlos on flute, and Sidney Moreira on percussion. Titles include "Remembering Milton", "Club Morocco", "Through The Window", "Festa Nativa", "Cascade Of The Seven Waterfalls", and "Indian Pepper". Rapid Transit is a set with a really warm groove overall – hardly the too-fast, or too-urban record you might expect from the title! Instead, there's a nicely organic sensibility going on here – a sound that feels fresh and spontaneous, even when it's in the highly electric territory of Jose Roberto Bertami's keyboards. There's a slight bit of added flute and percussion on the set, but most of the sounds here are from the core Azymuth trio – who even vocalize wordlessly on one of the album's best tracks. Titles include "Missing Doto", "Make Mine Guarana", "Gate Of Time", "I'm Just Looking Around", "Somewhere In Brazil", and "Afternoon". CD

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Till BronnerRio (deluxe edition with book & DVD) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 2008. Used 2 Discs ... $13.99
The deepest album we've heard in years from Till Bronner – a beautiful collection of Brazilian-tinged tunes, performed with a host of wonderful guest stars! Bronner plays his usual trumpet, and also sings a bit too – in that warmly raspy voice that we first grew to love during his Chet Baker tribute. But almost even better are the guests – who include Milton Nascimento, Vanessa De Mata, Aimee Mann, Sergio Mendes, Luciana Souza, Melody Gardot, and our own Kurt Elling – all of whom really bring a lot of depth to the record with their contributions. There's still a warmly soulful feel to the set, as you'd hear on other Bronner albums – but the additional Brazilian touches really make the whole thing sound fresh and wonderful – an unexpected treat from an artist we always like to keep our ear on. Titles include "O Que Sera", "Evening", "Ela E Carioca", "Ligia", "Cafe Com Pao", "A Ra", "Bonita", "Sim Ou Nao", "Aquelas Coisas Todas", and "Misterios". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don Byas/Ben WebsterDon Byas Meets Ben Webster ... LP
Prestige/MPS, 1969. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A rare meeting of these two American giants of the tenor sax – brought together at the end of the 60s in Europe, both recording late in their careers, but with a laidback and open approach that's really wonderful! The format here is quite loose – a bit like some of the late hours, swing-based sides on Prestige at the end of the 50s – with longish tracks that let both players state their solos in clean, well-recorded phrasings – with gentle support from a trio that includes Tete Montoliu on piano, Peter Trunk on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. There's a few faltering moments at times, but they also add a nice degree of humanity to the record – kind of a dimming genius that might not have been allowed on an American session by either player, but which speaks volumes here for the time and distance both players had travelled! Titles include "Caravan", "Sundae", "Blues For Dottie Mae", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing from the late 60s. Cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)

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Electronic DivisionElectronic Division ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1986. New Copy ... $16.99
80s electronic sounds from Poland – a record that's maybe slightly warmer than some of the cold wave underground of the decade, but not by much – and which is almost all instrumental, giving the whole thing a relatively timeless appeal! As you might guess from the image of the old PC on the cover, the electronics have a basic, early sort of digital vibe – and production is nicely understated too, so that even if a tune might be catchy, it's got a bit more edge than anything commercial that was coming from the west at the time! There's lots of early Sheffield modes at play here – and titles include "Wypij To", "Smakujesz Inaczej", "Szukam Sladu", "Dotykanie", and "Zrob Wsystko Bym". CD

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Bill EvansConsecration 1 – The Last ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a week before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! Tracks include "Emily", "Two Lonely People", "Knit For Mary F", "Polka Dots & Monbeams", "You & The Night & The Music", and "Re Person I Knew". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansMoonbeams ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Slide HamptonJazz With A Twist ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Includes the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has some vintage sale stickers and a round peeled spot from sticker removal on front.)

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Red HollowayLegends Of Acid Jazz – Burner/Red Soul ... CD
Prestige, 1963/1965. Used ... $18.99
Killers back to back – two 60s Prestige albums from the mighty Red Hollyway! The Burner is ne of the first in a run of excellent mid 60s sides from saxophonist Red – a very cooking player who's at the height of his powers on this hard-edged set! The date has Holloway in territory that's slightly more expanded than his dates with Jack McDuff – a quartet mode with John Patton on organ, Eric Gale on guitar, and Paul Serrano on trumpet – all in a tightly arranged sound that's almost equal parts soul jazz and 60s soul instrumental! One track features a slightly different lineup – with Hobart Dotson on trumpet, George Butchka on organ, and Charles Lindsay on guitar – but the groove is quite the same, and features plenty of sweetly funky little numbers! Titles include "Bretheren", "Miss Judie Mae", "Monkey Sho Can Talk", "Crib Theme", and "The Burner". Red Soul has Holloway caught in two different modes – one with organ, the other with piano – both plenty darn great! Side one features Holloway working with a very young Lonnie Smith on Hammond and George Benson on guitar – in a mode that's quite similar to the groove Red laid down with Jack McDuff – short, tight tracks that have plenty of playful changes – and very mean soloing from Holloway on tenor. Side two features a more acoustic group – still with Benson on guitar, but also Norman Simmons on piano, sometimes in an earthy soul jazz mode, sometimes in a more lyrical style as well. Benson's got that wonderful approach to rhythm on most of these numbers – swinging a groove that's quite unique, and filled with great little twists and turns! Titles include "Big Fat Lady", "Good & Groovy", "Making Tracks", "The Regulars", and "Movin On". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Hank Jones TrioLive In Japan ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
Pianist Hank Jones always got some of his best 70s treatment working overseas – and that's definitely the case here, as Hank stretches out beautifully in a live trio date that was originally intended just for the Japanese market! The sound is sublime – really respectful of all that careful balance of swing and lyricism that Jones brings to the piano at his best – given understated accompaniment from George Duvivier on bass and Shelly Manne on drums – both musicians who always seem to let Hank show the way, but definitely know where to follow. Tracks include "Blue Lou", "Cotton Tail", "The Man I Love", "Crazy Rhythm", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Basically The Blues", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Yardbird Suite", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Gary McFarlandAmerica The Beautiful ... LP
Skye, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
An incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by Gary McFarland, in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled "America The Beautiful: An Account Of Its Disappearance" – and features "movements" with very telling subtitles that include "On This Site Shall Be Erected", "80 Miles An Hour Through Beer Can Country", "Suburbia: Two Poodles And A Plastic Jesus", and our personal favorite, "Due To A Lack Of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled". Gary's really wearing his politics on his sleeve here – picturing a late 60s America that's without hope, without revolution, and clearly in danger of falling prey to its own plasticization. The whole thing's a wonderful antidote to the "revolution is coming" side of the 60s that is more popularly pushed – and Gary was one of the few musicians at the time with an eye that was clear enough to see that in the 60s, you could sing "The Times Are A-Changing" – but in reality, the corporations were a-growing! Musically, the album features a larger group of jazz players working in a full, rich style that has lots of soundtrack touches. There's a real Axelrod-like feel to the set – with string passages one minute, funky rhythms the next – and some breakout jazz soloing that really colors the tunes nicely! Players include Jerome Richardson, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, and Chuck Rainey – and Gary's mostly doing the conducting on the set. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot from an old sticker at the top seam.)
Also available America the Beautiful (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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Gary McFarlandAmerica the Beautiful (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Skye/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
An incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by Gary McFarland, in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled "America The Beautiful: An Account Of Its Disappearance" – and features "movements" with very telling subtitles that include "On This Site Shall Be Erected", "80 Miles An Hour Through Beer Can Country", "Suburbia: Two Poodles And A Plastic Jesus", and our personal favorite, "Due To A Lack Of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled". Gary's really wearing his politics on his sleeve here – picturing a late 60s America that's without hope, without revolution, and clearly in danger of falling prey to its own plasticization. The whole thing's a wonderful antidote to the "revolution is coming" side of the 60s that is more popularly pushed – and Gary was one of the few musicians at the time with an eye that was clear enough to see that in the 60s, you could sing "The Times Are A-Changing" – but in reality, the corporations were a-growing! Musically, the album features a larger group of jazz players working in a full, rich style that has lots of soundtrack touches. There's a real Axelrod-like feel to the set – with string passages one minute, funky rhythms the next – and some breakout jazz soloing that really colors the tunes nicely! Players include Jerome Richardson, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, and Chuck Rainey – and Gary's mostly doing the conducting on the set. CD
Also available America The Beautiful ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, & othersGreatest Jazz Concert Ever – Jazz At Massey Hall ... LP
Fantasy/Prestige, 1953. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A legendary concert – recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto, with a previously-unmatched quintet of superstar bop players: Charlie Parker on alto, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Max Roach on drums. This reissue set also includes the Bud Powell trio sides which were issued separately as Jazz At Massey Hall Vol 2. The quintet runs down "Perdido", "Salt Peanuts", "All The Things You Are", "Wee", "Hot House" and "A Night In Tunisia" and the trio sides are "Embraceable You", "Sure Thing", "My Devotion", "Polka Dots & Moon Beams", "Cherokee", "Jubilee", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "My Heart Stood Still", "I Want To Be Happy" and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on "Perdido".)

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Paul QuinichetteOn The Sunny Side ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A perfect example of the great skill that Prestige had for taking a good ensemble player, and putting him into a context that really let him open up in a manner that brought his best points to light! In this case, Quinichette's plucked from Basie's group and put with a tight bunch of soulful players like Sonny Red, John Jenkins, Curtis Fuller, and Mal Waldron – all of whom are very well trained to handle this sort of pickup session well. Tracks are long, and titles include "Cool-Lypso", "Circles", and "Blue Dots". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing, with obi. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Sun RaRocket Number Nine (10 inch colored vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old school snapping snare, but given a very moody vibe by the group's chanting, and some very offbeat horn solos! "Ankhnation" is a never-issued track – one that has a great mix of comping chords from Ra on piano and right rhythm lines – with lots of nice solos over the top from John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Hobart Dotson – almost a Yusef Lateef track overall. Last up is the previously-unissued "Project Black Mass" – a tune that has all these cool percussion bits and piano notes in a flurry – almost a more outside take on the style of Moondog! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersWelcome To Love ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Laidback, soulful work from Pharoah Sanders – a record that showcases a very different side of his talents than you might know from his classic albums on Impulse Records – but a side that's an equally great revelation overall! The album features mostly older jazz standards, blown by Pharoah in a mellow, late nite sort of mode – working with help from William Henderson on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Ecclesion Wainwright on drums. The format is surprisingly captivating, largely because Pharoah's tone is always such a treat – and he sparkles with a majesty on the set that captures our ear a lot more than we expected! The whole thing's almost got the feel of some of Coltrane's earlier ballad work – and titles include "The Nearness Of You", "Nancy", "I Want To Talk About You", "Say It Over And Over Again", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanImages ... 7-inch
EmArcy, 1954. Very Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Features the tracks "Lover Man", "Shulie A Bop", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Body & Soul". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and minor splitting.)

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Nick WaltersActive Imagination ... CD
22A (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
We really loved Nick Walters the last time around, and on this set the trumpeter seems to be even more visionary than before – really going for this expansive approach to his music, and serving things up with a vibe that maybe makes him one of the most spiritual leaders on the contemporary London scene! The tracks here are all originals, and work together perfectly as a whole album – with Nick setting things up strongly with his own trumpet at the start, then folding in these beautiful contributions from Ed Cawthorne on flute and soprano sax, Jeff Guntren on tenor, Rebecca Nash on piano, Nim Sadot on bass, Max Hallett on drums, and Joseph Deenmamoode on percussion. Some tunes have a modal rhythm, but others get a bit more complex, although still with a similar organic pulse – and titles include "So Long Chef", "Gordian Knot (parts 1 & 2)", "Dansoman Last Stop", and "Ahimsa". CD

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Johnny WatsonI Cried For You ... LP
Cadet, Early 60s/Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Fantastic Johnny "Guitar" Watson album, and one that features him playing no guitar at all! Instead, he plays piano, and with a nice bluesy style that sounds great. He sings mostly standards, but in a fantastic way that twists them inside out, and that gives them all these great soulful edges. Highlights include a slammin' fast bossa piano version of "I'll Remember April", plus excellent readings of "When Did You Leave Heaven" and "Polkadots & Moonbeams", and a seven minute version of "Misty". In a way, this is sort of like the stuff Isaac Hayes did on his early albums, when he took songs you knew, but he stretched and twisted them till they became his own property. A fantastic album all the way through. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a small cutout hole, and is lightly stained and wrinkled at the bottom 3 inches, with a mostly split bottom seam.)

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White Boy RappWhite Boy Rapp/Wet Dream/Chantilly Lace/Live Stand Up ... 12-inch
Laff, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
Aka Kip Adotta. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tom ZeSerie 2 Momentos Vol 1 – Se O Caso E Chorar/Todos Os Olhos ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1972/1973. Used ... $19.99
A collection of two wonderful early 70s albums from Tom Ze, recorded just after the Tropicalia years! Se O Caso E Chorar has a number of tracks with a samba sound at the base – but there's more than enough fantastic material to keep the record fresh, and Tom's writing is as great as ever. There's a vocal group that sings with Ze on many of the tracks on the record – but they also seem to sometimes act as a Greek chorus, in response to breakway vocal passages that are dominated by Ze. Includes the excellent baroque funky number "Dor E Dor", plus the tracks "Sonho Colorido De Um Pintor", "A Baba", "O Sandalo", "A Briga Do Edificio Italia Com O Hilton Hotel", and "Happy End". Todos Os Olhos is the record with the famous cover of a marble balanced on an asshole (!) – and it further refines Tom Ze's distinctive approach to songwriting with an over the top approach that moves far beyond the experimentation of Tropicalia! The record is incredible, with a mix of amazing songs that piece together hard percussion, spare production, quirky guitar, and some of the strangest vocals ever recorded in Brazil. Includes the tracks "Complexo De Epico", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Dodo E Zeze", "Brigitte Bardot", and "O Riso E A Faca". Plus the CD booklet reproduces the artwork and inserts of the original albums. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBlunted In The Bomb Shelter – The Madlib Compilation ... CD
Sanctuary/Antidote (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet! We weren't certain at first whether to call this a hip hop or a reggae CD, since it's 44 mighty tracks of burning reggae classics, mixed continuously front to back like a hip hop mixtape, by West Coast beatmaker extraordinaire Madlib – it's as if there's nothing he can't handle! Everything from Dee Jays to funky reggae covers of soul numbers like "Shaft" to sweet vocal numbers, mad Tubby dub rubs and Scratch Perry's skanking party R&B get tossed in the mix for a solid island jammy. Top notch shots like Dillinger's "Flat Foot Hustlin", Prince Far I's "Destruction Sound Battle", Prince Jammy's "Throne Of Blood", Don Drummond's "Man In The Street", Linval Thompson's "I Love Marijuana", The Aggrovator's "Stop The Dubbing", Horsemouth Wallace's "Herb Vendor", The Chosen Few's "Shaft", Dennis Alcapone's "Dj's Choice", Brent Dowe's "Reggae Makossa", Lee Perry & I Roy's "Space Flight" and The Upsetters "Popcorn", plus many, many more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousEcoutez Le Cinema – 20 Ans Vol 1 – Chanson De Films ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A really cool collection – one that brings together key songs from a variety of different films from France – some of them the originals from the movies, some of them other very cool interpretations! These aren't instrumentals, as almost all of them have vocals – and the package focuses very strongly on material from the late 60s and early 70s – one of our favorite periods ever for film soundtracks! Titles include "La Chanson D'Helene" by Romy Schnieder & Michel Piccoli, "Mic Et Mac" by Anna Karina, "Hard Times" by Mickey Baker & Eileen, "Et Si On Invitait James Dean" by Fred Pallem & Juliette Paquereau, "Barbarella" by Jackie Lee, "Where Did Our Summers Go" by Nicole Croisille, "Mon Enfance Est Un Rubis" by The Swingle Singers, "Ca N'Arrive Qu'Aux Autres" by Michel Polnareff, "Sur Le Boulevard Du Rhum" by Brigitte Bardot, and "Sex Shop" by Serge Gainsbourg. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGirls With Guitars Know Why (180 gram transparent violet vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A searing set of all-girl rockers from the late 60s – underground work from the hinterland of the American garage scene – all rare material originally issued on a handful of small indie labels! This vinyl set is a great addition to the CD series of the same name – and like those previous entries, the whole thing is a great antidote to some of the dodgy unofficial girl rock collections over the years – served up with superb sound, detailed notes, and a selection of tracks that really goes for the best of the best – not just the rare for rare sake's sort of cuts! A few especially rare cuts only ever appeared in later years on CD compilations, and make their vinyl debut here – in a set list that includes "Thou Shat Not Steal" by Glenda Collins, "Quite A Reputation" by The Chymes, "Look For Me Baby" by Goldie & The Gingerbreads, "Love Seems To Hard To Find" by Debbie Williams & The Unwritten Law, "Boy What'll You Do Then" by Denise, "Stardust Come Back" by Girls Take Over, "Piece Of You" by She, and "I Don't Know Why" by The Wrongh Black Bag. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousToujours Chic – More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Incredible female pop from 60s France – not weepy ballads or old school Paris numbers, but the kind of hip-snapping, all-groovy material that made the 60s French scene so great! Loads of these tracks are new to our ears (and we love French grooves a lot!) – and this volume of the series seems to dig even deeper than before – through a range of rare 7" EP material and singles, to come up with some killer tracks that will move way beyond the bigger cuts you might know from Francoise Hardy or Brigitte Bardot. The production and instrumentation is superb throughout – often with these funky currents that make these tracks feel years ahead of their time – and as usual with Ace, the whole presentation is great – from ultra-clear sound through full notes on the music too. Titles include "Rouge Rouge" by Christie Laume, "Pour La Gloire" by Annie Philippe, "Demain" by Zouzou, "Cours Si Tu As Peur" by Fabienne, "A La Fin De La Soiree" by Sheila, "Cette Nuit" by Pussycat, "Angel Of Sin" by Charlotte Walters, "Les Prisons De Sa Majeste" by Delphine, and "Le Nenuphar" by Stone. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr OctagonMoosebumps – SP 1200 Remixes ... LP
Bulk, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The triumphant return of Dr Octagon gets a full scale remix treatment – a spacey, worthwhile alternate version/companion piece to Moosebumps! On Moosebumps, Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ QBert finally delivered worthy follow-up to the landmark Dr Octagon/Dr Octagonecologyst album, one of the most influential hip hop LPs ever – we can't imagine Madvillian and so many other other willfully out there rap classics would've happened without it – and the SP 1200 Remixes is a worthwhile alternate take on it. Includes "Octagon Octagon", "Polka Dots", "Black Hole Son", "Operation Zero", "Bear Witness IV", "Area 54", "3030 Meets The Doc Pt 1", "Karma Sutra", "Hollywood Tailswinging" and more – plus a bonus track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive!)

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✨✧ Dr OctagonMoosebumps – An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation ... LP
Bulk, 2018. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The triumphant return of Dr Octagon – finally a worthy follow-up to the Dr Octagon/Dr Octagonecologyst album, one of the most influential hip hop LPs ever – we can't imagine Madvillian and so many other other willfully out there rap classics would've happened without it! Keith's subsequent work under the Dr Octagon persona had its charms for sure – and the same can be said for his other alter-egos of the mid 90s onward – but Dan The Automator's incredible production is so epic, DJ Qbert's scratchwork so masterful, we've always considered it a group project. This full scale reunion is the REAL sequel – and it's one of the best hip hop comeback efforts in years! Includes "Octagon Octagon", "Polka Dots", "Black Hole Son", "Operation Zero", "Bear Witness IV", "Area 54", "3030 Meets The Doc Pt 1", "Karma Sutra", "Hollywood Tailswinging" and more – plus LP bonus track "Aviator Hype". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear splatter vinyl, still sealed.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanVoice That Is ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way – a great antidote to some of the bigger singers of his generation, and cast perfectly here in some lightly jazzy arrangements by Bob Hammer. A few tracks feature backing by a quartet led by Hank Jones – and the rest feature a slightly larger group with 2 guitars and some nice Latin percussion. Titles include "Funny World", "Waltz For Debbie", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Let Me Love You", "My Ship", "The Day The World Stopped Turning", "Slow Hot Wind", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '65In Person At El Matador ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little live set from Sergio Mendes and his Brasil 65 group – a pre-Brasil 66 combo that features Wanda De Sah on vocals and Rosinha De Valenca on guitar! The style here is more traditionally Brazilian bossa than Sergio's later work on A&M – a fluidly jazzy groove captured with a good sense of intimacy despite the live setting – and issued by Atlantic as a nice antidote to some of the more watered-down bossa work on the US market! The vocals are wonderful – often spare and a bit more fragile than the two-voiced sound of A&M – and titles include "Tem Do De Mim", "Noa Noa", "Caminho De Casa", and "Arrastao". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s red and purple label pressing! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ MorphineCure For Pain (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Modern Classics, 1993. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second and best album by Morphine – rightly remembered as a much needed antidote to the grunge and mainstream alternative rock that was taking over pop culture at the time – and an enduring, ageless classic that would stand out in any era! Morphine's previous album was nearly as great, but Cure For Pain is nearly perfect. Mark Sandman's 2-string slide bass sound is indeed perfectly paired with his own vocals, the sax and drums doing the rest of the work instrumentally – there was only a couple years in which they'd really surprise us sonically with this setup, but what an amazing couple of years – and albums! Includes "Dawna", "Buena", "I'm Free Now", "All Wrong", "Candy", In Spite Of Me", "Thursday", "Cure For Pain", "Sheila", "Let's Take A Trip Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaJazz In Silhouette (Impulse pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1958. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sun Ra's really moving forward with this classic set – refining the sound of his Chicago-based Arkestra, and reaching for new territory that moves him way past familiar jazz modes! The cover bills the group as playing "music from tomorrow's world" – and you can definitely hear that on some titles here, including one number that features Ra on some really haunting celeste, and another that features Marshall Allen making weird noises with his mouthpiece! The group is all greats from the old days – John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on flute, Pat Patrick on baritone and flute, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, Charles Davis on baritone, and Ronnie Boykins on bass – and titles include "Hours After", "Saturn", "Ancient Ethiopia", and "Blues At Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s white label stereo promo. Cover has some edge wear and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Cassandra WilsonCassandra Wilson Sings Standards ... CD
Verve, 1980s/2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A selection of early work by Cassandra Wilson – pulled from four different albums on the JMT label, sides that she recorded back in the 80s, in the early days of her career. Even at this point, though, Cassandra's still got an amazing ability to transform a song – taking standards like "I Wished On The Moon","Round Midnight", "Blue In Green", "Chelsea Bridge", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams" – and infusing them with her own soulful style. Players on the set include Mulgrew Miller, Grachan Moncur III, Reggie Washington, and Mark Johnson. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFrench New Wave (Et Dieu Crea La Femme/Un Temoin Dans La Ville/Jazz Sur Seine/Eva/Jules Et Jim/Tires Sur Le Pianiste/Le Meprise/A Bout De Souffle) (5CD set) ... CD
DOL (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
5CDs' worth of great music from the Nouvelle Vague – the French New Wave of Cinema that emerged at the end of the 50s – and which often featured a fair bit of jazz in the mix for its soundtracks! CD1 features the Paul Misraki score for Et Dieu Crea La Femme – And God Created Woman – an early Brigitte Bardot film directed by Roger Vadim, full of jazzy numbers by Misraki, presented here without the Bardot narration on other versions of the soundtrack. The CD features 23 tracks in all – with bonus material too! CD2 features great work from tenorist Barney Wilen – his full soundtrack to the film Un Temoin Dans La Ville, plus his own jazz album Jazz Sur Seine! CD3 features the Michel Legrand music for Eva – a perfect blend of Legrand's earlier straighter jazz work, with some of his later talent for groovy orchestrations. The overall feel is quite dark – with the kind of jazz-based soundscapes that were showing up in some other French soundtracks at the time, and sweet little noirish feel. CD4 features three scores by Georges Delerue – all for films directed by Francois Truffaut – Jules Et Jim, Tires Sur Le Pianiste, and Le Mepris – all sounding great together. CD5 features Martial Solal's score for A Bout De Souffle – a film best known as Breathless around the world, and an early movie by Jean Luc Godard that perhaps gave Martial Solal his biggest early global exposure! Solal's sharp, modern tones on the piano are very firmly in place here – but there's also lots of more dynamic jazz instrumentation too – of the sort that rivals other French new wave soundtracks by artists like Miles Davis, Barney Wilen, or Art Blakey. Yet Solal, like Godard, is perhaps a bit more sophisticated in his musical approach – and often breaks out into these little paintings in jazz, a bit like some of Elmer Bernstein on our favorite jazzy late 50s soundtracks. CD

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✨✧ VariousOte Maloya – The Birth Of Electric Maloya On Reunion Island – 1975 to 1986 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Reunion Island – a relatively tiny spot, but one that's always had a very compelling cultural legacy! The nation was completely deserted four hundred years ago, and has been populated by waves of colonization from Europe, Africa, and Asia – which has made for a very unique hybrid of cultures and sounds over the years! These tracks are from a key point in the island's musical development – a time when older ideals were electrified slightly – in ways that almost remind us of some of the compelling Caribbean grooves of the period, or some of the post-colonial material from Paris – but with a much funkier sound overall. In true Strut Records spirit, the music here is instantly appealing, right from the start – even if you don't know any history behind the scene – but also in the label's best tradition, the package is stuffed with detailed notes, images of older records, and lots more too – which will give you plenty to learn while you enjoy the grooves. Titles include "Commandeur" by Pierrot Vidot, "Mi Bord A Toe" by Vivi, "C'Est Le Meme Cadence" by Gaby Et Les Soul Men, "Se Pi Bodie" by Ti Vock, "Reveil Creole" by Groupe Dago, "Serre Serre Pas" by Gilberte, "La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes" by Cameleon, "Maloya Ton Tisane" by Michou, "Defoule 3e Age" by Daniel Sandie, "Moin Las Pas Fait Tout Sel" by Jean Claude Viadere, "P'Tit Femme Mon Gate" by Cormoran Group, "Sega Le Sport" by Marie Helen Et Ses Creol's, and "Tantine Zaza" by Francoise Guimbert. CD
(NOTE: Promo version – just cover art in jewel case.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansLive In Tokyo (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great live date from Bill Evans – one of his essential sides of the 70s, even if you've already got a bunch of other Evans live material! We know what you're thinking: "Do I have this one? Seems to be a lot of tunes here that I've got on other Evans recordings." But take it from us, this set's a real winner – beautifully recorded despite a larger venue performance in Tokyo – and captured with all the grace, poise, and gentle-flowing genius of Evans in his best better-known live dates – a real antidote to some of the other 70s live albums that might have been better left unissued. Everyone's at the top of their game here – Eddie Gomez on bass with those round warm tones, Marty Morrell on drums with his simple spare rhythms, and Evans himself with a sound that's bold then quiet then bold then soft – beautiful throughout, and really setting fire. Titles include "My Romance", "Yesterday I Heard The Rain", "Mornin Glory", "Up With The Lark", "When Autumn Comes", "TTTT", "Gloria's Step", and "Hullo Bolinas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – heavy cover, separate sleeve for album, and obi!)

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✨✧ Al GreenHave A Good Time (remastered edition) ... CD
Hi Records/EMI, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Although the date of this one might make you think that Al's softening it up a bit, that's definitely not the case! If anything, the record's a bit rougher than some of his earlier albums on Hi – with Willie Mitchell still working on production and arrangements, but perhaps not crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's as perfectly as before. Not that that's a bad thing, as the record makes for a great addition to any collection of Al's work – and includes some lesser-known gems that are carried off with a deep sense of soul and emotion. Titles include "Something", "I Tried To Tell Myself", "Keep Me Cryin", "Smile A Little Bit More", "Have A Good Time", "Happy", and a version of "Nothing Takes The Place Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jubileum Quartet (Leandre/Parker/Fernandez/Kaucic)A Uis ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Joelle Leandre always seems to bring out something special in a session – and that's definitely the case here, as her warm spirit of creative creation seems to really shape the contributions of Agusti Fernandez on piano and Evan Parker on tenor sax! Make no mistake, Parker also brings out a lot in players too – and his ability to adapt, especially in mature years, continues to blow us away – especially on a record like this, as his tenor wraps around the bass in all sorts of wonderful ways, sprinkled with notes from Fernandez, and dotted by the drums and objects used by Zlatko Kaucic – who we may be hearing here for the first time. The set features one long performance – recorded at the Cerkno festival in 2018, dedicated to Kaucic's 40 years as a musician! CD

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✨✧ Run The JewelsRTJ4 (neon magenta vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
RTJ come on with the force of a hurricane on the very first track – and don't let up throughout the course of this completely sharp 4th LP – a record that may owe plenty to the spirit of 2020, even if just as an antidote to what ails us! EL P and Killer Mike sound more urgent than ever before – clearly brimming over with energy and a sense of message – so much so that the album's guests almost dim in comparison – although we do appreciate the work from Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Greg Nice, DJ Premier, and Pharrell Williams! The record is full of sharp samples and production modes that punch with the force of a fist – and titles include "Out Of Sight", "Holy Calamafuck", "Goonies Vs ET", "Walking In The Snow", "Ju$t", "Yankee & The Brave", "Never Look Back", "Ooh La La", "A Few Words For The Firing Squad", and "Pulling The Pin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive neon magenta vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Nick ToschesSave The Last Dance For Satan (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Yeah, THIS is the Nick Tosches we want! Tosches has a way of chronicling the diseased, mobbed up underbelly of the 20th Century music rackets that's simply unrivaled – it's gut level brilliant and street smart writing like no one does anymore. Save The Last Dance For Satan is a more fleshed out and newly spun continuation of material published more than a decade ago as Hipsters And Hoodlums, in Vanity Fair magazine (boy, mainstream magazine content sure has changed a bunch since 2000) – chronicling the sleaze and criminality at the core of the 50s & 60s music biz. It's great! His best stuff has often read with the sweaty, intoxicating allure of seedy pulp storytelling, so it's an utmost pleasure to see his work put out by Kicks Books - which literally puts Tosches' work in just that kind of old school hip pocket paperback! He joins Andre Williams (whose "Jailbait" single is mentioned early in this book as the badass antidote to mid 50s candy-coated rock & roll that it most certainly was) and Sun Ra at Kicks. A couple of Tosches' more recent books have been a tough slog – more about his own near obsessive search for impossibly hidden subjects than anything else – but this slim 120 page tome is the opposite – it has us slobbering for more. Book

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas (US pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Late work by Webster and Byas – playing here with backing by a European rhythm section that includes Tete Montoliu on piano and Peter Trunk on bass, plus American Albert Heath on drums. The tracks are mostly long and open – with the main focus on letting the two tenor giants solo as much as possible. Tracks include "Caravan", "Sundae", "Blues For Dottie Mae", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing.)

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✨✧ Tom ZeTodos Os Olhos (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Crazy stuff! This is the record with the famous cover of a marble balanced on an asshole (!) – and it further refines Tom Ze's distinctive approach to songwriting with an over the top approach that moves far beyond the experimentation of Tropicalia! The record is incredible, with a mix of amazing songs that piece together hard percussion, spare production, quirky guitar, and some of the strangest vocals ever recorded in Brazil. Includes the tracks "Complexo De Epico", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Dodo E Zeze", "Brigitte Bardot", and "O Riso E A Faca". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNu Leaf ... LP
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual idea for a compilation – but the sort that we've really come to appreciate from the folks at Numero Group! The package traces a shift in American independent jazz during the 80s – following the sorts of players who might have played spiritual jazz or rock-oriented fusion in the 70s, as they pick up new instruments, try out new studio techniques, and work in other modes that are surprisingly soulful overall! You might think of the set as the bridge between 70s jazz and smooth jazz – and there's a a few players here you'll recognize from the previous decade – yet the songs are nearly as slick or commercial as mainstream smooth jazz, and maybe stand as a nice indie antidote to the sounds coming from the GRP label during the decade. Titles include "Tropical Chill" by Plunky, "Maria's First" by Calvin Keys, "Waiting For You" by Frank Potenza, "Born With A Desire" by Tony Palkovic, "Sidetrack" by James Dallas, "6295 SW Fisher" by George Shaw, "Sunbeam" by Larry Bright, and "Orphans" by Michael Hayes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cool package, too – with a cigarette pack design, right down to the tax seal over the top!)

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgEn Studio Avec Serge Gainsbourg Vol 2 ... LP
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of rare work from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – studio outtakes, alternate versions, and lots of other material that stands as a great addition to the catalog of one of the coolest, grooviest French language singers ever! This vinyl volume 2 brings together rare tracks by Serge and a few associates – some from 45 or LP projects, but presented here in different modes that stand as a wonderful complement to some of the versions you might know – almost like a "part 2" or extended take in some cases. Titles include "Panpan Cucul (unreleased inst)", "First Class Ticket (alternate)", "Comme Un Boomerang", "Goodbye Emmanuelle (unreleased inst)", "Ecce Homo (alternate lyrics)", "Torrey Canyon (alt mix)", "En Melody (solo violin electric)", "Machins Choses (inst version)", "Milena (inst)", and the cuts "Mambo Miam Miam (inst)" by Los Goragueros, "Les Papillons Noirs" by Michelle Arnaud, and "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus (acetate original)" by Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg & OthersSerge Gainsbourg & Friends (4CD set) ... CD
Wagram (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little collection – one that not just offers up a huge amount of important early work by the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – but a set that also includes a fair bit of his contemporaries singing his songs! When Serge first sprang onto the scene in the late 50s, he brought a new sort of edge to Parisian pop – a sense of danger and power that was different than some of the bluer-tinged modes of some of his predecessors – and the special quality of Gainsbourg's songs also led to many others recording his music – some up-and-coming artists like himself, others older artists who were taken up by Serge's new sort of energy. The 4CD set features a whopping 80 tracks in all – 48 by Gainsbourg, plus more by Juliette Greco, Brigitte Bardot, Michele Arnaud, Jean Claude Pascal, Hugues Aufray, Gloria Lasso, Alain Goraguer, and others. CD

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✨✧ Run The JewelsRTJ4 ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
RTJ come on with the force of a hurricane on the very first track – and don't let up throughout the course of this completely sharp 4th LP – a record that may owe plenty to the spirit of 2020, even if just as an antidote to what ails us! EL P and Killer Mike sound more urgent than ever before – clearly brimming over with energy and a sense of message – so much so that the album's guests almost dim in comparison – although we do appreciate the work from Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Greg Nice, DJ Premier, and Pharrell Williams! The record is full of sharp samples and production modes that punch with the force of a fist – and titles include "Out Of Sight", "Holy Calamafuck", "Goonies Vs ET", "Walking In The Snow", "Ju$t", "Yankee & The Brave", "Never Look Back", "Ooh La La", "A Few Words For The Firing Squad", and "Pulling The Pin". CD
 
 
 



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