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Dr JohnBabylon ... LP
Atco/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 26.98
Seminal work from Dr John – one of his key late 60s albums that set the world on fire at the time – and which still stand as some of the doctor's greatest achievements! The approach here is a fantastic abstraction of older New Orleans roots – not nearly as rigid as in some of John's later music, and really used here just as a leaping-off point for these cool tripped-out explorations – often with a style that's got a very heady quality. The arrangements are wonderful – and bring in some off-kilter jazziness to inflect John's rootsy style with a sound that shows that he was opening his ears to all that was around him at the time – all the best elements he was picking up in Nola and Cali, fused into something really unique! Titles include "Black Widow Spider", "Barefoot Lady", "Twilight Zone', and "The Lonesome Guitar Strangler". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr JohnDr John Plays Mac Rebennack – The Legendary Sessions Vol 2 (aka The Brightest Smile In Town) ... CD
Clean Cuts, 1982. Used ... $6.99
Includes 8 bonus cuts not included on the original LP CD

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Dr JohnDr John's Gumbo ... CD
Atco, 1972. Used ... $9.99
A rootsy classic from Dr John – an early 70s set in which he turns his talents to a bunch of older New Orleans soul and blues tracks, but serves them up in a style that still has plenty of his mystic gumbo in place! After the freer-wheeling longform sprawls of his more psychedelic albums, the doctor goes back to his Nola roots, and works with lots of great help here from Harold Battiste – who co-produced and did the arrangements – all in a style that's got a real 60s Crescent City vibe, even though the set was recorded in LA. Titles include versions of Sugarboy Crawford's "Iko Iko", Huey Smith's "Blow Wind Blow", and other classics like "Mess Around", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Junko Partner", "Tipitina", and "Stack A Lee". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dr JohnIn The Right Place (splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atco/Get On Down, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 30.98
One of the coolest, funkiest records we've ever heard from Dr John – thanks to lots of guest help from The Meters! The vibe here is a bit tighter than some of Mac's previous records – not as trippy as his first few for Atco – but the sound is still nice and sharp, and Allen Toussaint provides production and arrangements with a style that would be right at home on some of his work for the indie Sansu label. The title cut – "Right Place Wrong Time" – was a huge hit, but has a great funky break – and the album also features loads of other nice numbers too – including "Life", "Traveling Mood", "Same Old Same Old", "Just The Same", and "Shoo Fly Marches On". LP, Vinyl record album
("Mardi Gras" inspired splatter vinyl pressing – in the original fold-out cover style!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, September 25.

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Dr JohnMalcolm Rebennack (red & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Demon (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About October 23, 2020
A collection of rare work that Dr John did for the Crazy Cajun label! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr JohnN'Awlinz – Dis, Dat, Or D'Udda ... CD
EMI, 2004. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Dr JohnNight Tripper (splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Demon (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About October 23, 2020
A great little collection that definitely gets at the mojo of Dr John – the legendary New Orleans soul singer who really sprang forth in the mainstream at the end of the 60s! Much of this set captures the doctor before that time – early tracks from both New Orleans and LA, all of which echo the vibe of his later productions, but with a style that's maybe more stripped-down and a bit less psychedelic – although there's still a few great trippy touches along the way! LP, Vinyl record album
(On "voodoo" splatter vinyl!)

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Dr JohnRight Place, Right Time – Live At Tipitina's, Mardi Gras '89 ... CD
Skinji Brim/Hyena, 1989. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Dr JohnSke Dat De Dat – The Spirit Of Satch ... CD
Concord/Proper, 2014. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Mike Bloomfield/John Hammond/Dr JohnTriumvirate ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Dr John on organ and piano, Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar, and John Hammond on vocals and harmonica! Titles include "Last Night", "I Yi Yi", "Just To Be With You", "Pretty Thing", "It Hurts Me Too", "Sho Bout To Drive Me Mad", and "Baby Let Me Kiss You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr JohnMojo Of Dr John ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little collection that definitely gets at the mojo of Dr John – the legendary New Orleans soul singer who really sprang forth in the mainstream at the end of the 60s! Much of this set captures the doctor before that time – early tracks from both New Orleans and LA, all of which echo the vibe of his later productions, but with a style that's maybe more stripped-down and a bit less psychedelic – although there's still a few great trippy touches along the way! CD1 features material recorded both as Dr John, and under his real name of Mac Rebenack – and CD2 features more early rarities, plus some live material too. 31 tracks in all – with titles that include "Feedbag", "Sahara", "Good Times", "The Ear Is On Strike", "Go Ahead On", "Doghouse Blues", "Got Lonesome-itis", "You Said It", "Make Your Own", "Somebody Tryin To Hoodoo Me", "I Pulled The Cover Off You Two Lovers", "Don't Want No Monkey In My Business", and "Bring Your Own Along". CD

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✨✧ Dr JohnSun, Moon, & Herbs ... LP
Atco, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mac really steps out on this one – pushing past his usual hip studio take on New Orleans soul, to a more expansive style that includes performances by a host of surprise guests like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, PP Arnold, Graham Bond, and Doris Troy. That loping, trippy groove of John's is still firmly in place, shifted slightly – kind of a New Orleans meets post 60s London style – and titles include "Craney Crow", "Black John The Conqueror", "Zu Zu Mamou", and "Pots On Fiyo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr JohnUltimate Dr John ... CD
Warner, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Dr John, The Night TripperRemedies (splatter colored vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Atco/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the records that made Dr John a legend back in the day – a set that steps off from New Orleans roots into a world of weird funk, tripped-out sounds, and lots and lots of super-heavy grooves! The album's got a nicely exploratory vibe – as the first side features shorter funky cuts, but the second half really stretches out, and features a side-long track that has the Doctor at his most freewheeling – mixing deep currents from soul and blues with all the great ear for studio techniques he'd developed over the years – fused into a sound that's almost a fantasy of a soulful subculture in the swamps. Titles include "Loop Garoo", "Wash Mama Wash", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Mardi Gras Day", and "Chippy Chippy" – plus the side-long "Angola Anthem". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr JohnRemedies/Desitively Bonnaroo ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two funky classics from Dr John – back to back in a single set! First up is Remedies, one of the records that made Dr John a legend back in the day – a set that steps off from New Orleans roots into a world of weird funk, tripped-out sounds, and lots and lots of super-heavy grooves! The album's got a nicely exploratory vibe – as the first side features shorter funky cuts, but the second half really stretches out, and features a side-long track that has the Doctor at his most freewheeling – mixing deep currents from soul and blues with all the great ear for studio techniques he'd developed over the years – fused into a sound that's almost a fantasy of a soulful subculture in the swamps. Titles include "Loop Garoo", "Wash Mama Wash", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Mardi Gras Day", and "Chippy Chippy" – plus the side-long "Angola Anthem". Desitively Bonnaroo is filled with tight funky work from Dr John – a second collaboration with producer Allen Toussaint, and a set that follows strongly on their Right Place record of the year before! The groove's not as messed-up as on the first few Atlantic records by the Doctor – but in it's place is a sweet electric funk mode, kind of an update on 60s New Orleans grooves – handled here by The Meters and a host of other key players from the Crescent City scene! Toussaint's production and arrangements are tight, but never slick at all – still much earthier than the later work, especially that on Warner Brothers, that was handled by the producer. And the tunes have a good focus that keeps Dr John on track lyrically – even though we'll admit that our main love of this record comes from the keyboards, bass, and funky drums! Titles include "Stealin", "What Comes Around (Goes Around)", "Mos' Scocious", "Rite Away", "R U 4 Real", "Let's Make A Better World", "Sing Along Song", "Go Tell The People", "Quitters Never Win", and "Can't Git Enuff". CD

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Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 45 ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Dr Rubberfunk's an artist who just seems to get funkier and funkier as the years go on – and this collection of recent singles and recordings is much heavier on the deep funk side of the spectrum than we might have expected! There's still some of the programming and samples of his early work, but there's also a lot more live elements too – mixed up with occasional vocal contributions from guests who include John Turrell, Izo FitzRoy, Stephanie Whitelock, and Ben Castle – who balance the album out alongside a set of instrumental numbers too. Titles include "How Beautiful", "Boom", "Matter Of Time", "Laid Bare", "Longshore Drift", "A Little Blahzay", "Slim's Mood", "With Love", and "Steppin In". CD

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✨✧ Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 45 ... LP
Jalapeno (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dr Rubberfunk's an artist who just seems to get funkier and funkier as the years go on – and this collection of recent singles and recordings is much heavier on the deep funk side of the spectrum than we might have expected! There's still some of the programming and samples of his early work, but there's also a lot more live elements too – mixed up with occasional vocal contributions from guests who include John Turrell, Izo FitzRoy, Stephanie Whitelock, and Ben Castle – who balance the album out alongside a set of instrumental numbers too. Titles include "How Beautiful", "Boom", "Matter Of Time", "Laid Bare", "Longshore Drift", "A Little Blahzay", "Slim's Mood", "With Love", and "Steppin In". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Life At 45 ... CD 12.99

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Gregg AllmanAll My Friends – Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman ... CD
Rounder, 2014. Used 2CD & DVD ... $12.99
Music from Warren Haynes, Sam Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Dr John, John Hiatt, Widespread Panic, Trace Adkins, Eric Church, Martina McBride, Pat Monahan & more. CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Catfish HodgeDifferent Strokes – The Complete Eastbound & Westbound Recordings (Boogie Man Gonna Get Ya/Dinosaurs & Alleycats/Soap Operas) ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), Early 70s. Used 2CDs ... $12.99
Three full albums from heavy rocker Bob "Catfish" Hodge – a great underground talent on the Detroit scene of the late 60s and early 70s – and one who recorded for the same Westbound label as Funkadelic! Hodge shares a lot with some of the best Detroit talents of the time – namely a real genre-crossing sound that's very color blind – one that mixes in equal parts blues, rock, and soul – and which sometimes hits some funkier edges too – no surprise, given the Westbound recording style at the time. The guitar is great – often fuzzy, but never too freaky – and nicely focused on the rhythms on most tunes, until it takes off in some sweetly expressive solos. Hodge's vocals have a nice degree of grit, and a quality that's a bit like Dr John – in which he's referencing older modes and styles, but manages to come off without any hoke at all. The 2CD set features all three albums recorded for the Westbound/Eastbound label – Soap Operas, Dinosaurs & Alleycats, and Boogie Man Gonna Get Ya – plus b-sides and a few unreleased tracks too. Titles include "Train To Detroit", "Boogie Man", "Different Strokes", "Ghetto", "Hungry Love", "Big Boss Man", "Oscar Teo", "For Free", "Des Woman", "Sweet Cocaine", and "We Got Love In Our House". CD

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Van MorrisonPeriod Of Transition ... CD
Polydor, 1977. Used ... $19.99
An overlooked gem – with production and arrangement help from Dr John! Features "You Gotta Make It Through The World", "Flamingos Fly", "Cold Wind In August", "The Eternal Kansas City", "It Fills You Up", and "Joyous Sound". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a light crease, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Charlie Parker & OthersBird Up – The Charlie Parker Remix Project ... CD
Savoy, 2003. Used ... $1.99
A big assemblage of DJs, hip hoppers, producers and musicians come together to worship at the church of Charlie – mixing, mashing, retooling and reassembling a batch of Charlie Parkers magical recordings from the 40s and 50s! The set obviously takes inspirtation from the Verve Remixed projects, and the best of these cuts reach that kind of a feel. It features work by El-P, Dan The Automator, Meshell Ndegeocello, RZA, X-Ecutioners, Serj Tenkian, Red Hawk, Kronos Quartet, Dr. John and others. 13 tracks: "Now's The Time" by Red Hawk, "Relaxin' At Camarillo" by Meshell Ndegeocello, "Salt Peanuts" by Kronos Quartet with Dr. John, "Steeplechase" by Automator, "Cheers" by X-Ecutioners, "Bebop" by Choco and RZA, "All The Shadows Of Nuff" by Hal Willner with Garth Hudson of The Band, "Constellation" by El-P and lots more! CD

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Nicholas PaytonDear Louis ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $3.99
Features vocals by Dianne Reeves, Dr. John, and leader Nicholas Payton. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those movies – cool jazz, vocal, and instrumental records that sometimes feature weird reworkings of more famous soundtrack numbers, sometimes lesser-known cuts from b-grade films, and sometimes fresh new spy numbers on their own! The style ranges from groovy guitar numbers to blaring jazzy tracks to slinky steppers that find a very cool balance between suspense and swing. Titles include "Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" by The Supremes, "The Last Of The Secret Agents" by Nancy Sinatra, "Theme From Danger Man" by Red Price, "A Man Alone" by John Barry, "Deadlier Than The Male" by The Walker Brothers, "Burke's Law" by Wynton Kelly, "We Should've" by Cleo Laine, "Our Man Flint" by Billy Strange, "Theme From Where The Spies Are" by Jimmy Smith, "The Liquidator" by Shirley Bassey, "I Spy" by Roland Shaw, "Come Spy With Me" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "High Wire" by Brian Fahey. CD

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✨✧ VariousKubrick's Music – Selections From The Films Of Stanley Kubrick (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $22.99
A huge set of music – one that's maybe a bit different than you might expect! Right from the start, Stanley Kubrick was a groundbreaking director – one who had a great sense of music on the screen – sometimes from film scores that he'd commission for his movies, sometimes from previous recordings that were used in really effective ways in a scene! This package focuses strongly on that second half of the Kubrick legacy – and includes selections by a huge amount of talents – including Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Coltrane, Sergei Prokofiev, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johan Strauss, Toots Thielemans, Vera Lynn, Oscar Peterson, Bela Bartok, and others – as used in films that include Dr Strangelove, 2001 A Space Oddysey, Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut. The set also features film scores from Spartacus by Alex North and Lolita by Nelson Riddle – and the whole thing comes in a box set with a booklet – featuring 69 tracks in all, with a lot of musical surprises! CD

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✨✧ VariousRocking On Sunshine – Streetwise/Partytime Shakedown Dubs & Instrumentals ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99
Excellent 12" tracks from the Streetwise/Partytime label – the kind of unusual dubs, instrumentals, and remixes the company always put on its extended singles – usually numbers that are sparkling with just the right sort of electro touches that made these records real favorites for both the breakers in the streets and the mixers in the club! Streetwise had a number of big hits back in the day, but most of these numbers are non-vocal versions of those songs – and really show the great ear for beats that helped make the label one of the key forces for bringing the sound of hip hop back into soul music. Titles include "Reprise Me" by Paul Simpson Connection, "Don't Take Your Love Away (inst)" by Pushe, "Music Is The Answer (dub)" by Colonel Abrams, "Jet Set (inst)" by Dr John, "Slack (funkhouse mix)" by Slack, "Living For The Weekend (rough mix)" by Rockers Revenge, "Funky Soul Makossa (free beats)" by Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome, "I Don't Need Your Handouts (inst)" by Citispeak with Jeanne Harris, and "See The Light/Feel The Heat (dub)" by Air Force 1. CD
(Part of the Ultimate 80s NYC Streetsounds series!)

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✨✧ James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... CD
Paramount/DJM, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John Boudreaux on drums – best known for his classic lines on early work by Dr John! Other players on the date include Alvin Robinson on guitar, David Lastie on sax, and Jessie Hill on tambourine and vocals – and although the album never got the final studio polish it might have, were it released at the time, that aspect actually makes it great – and helps it retain all of its most rough-edged moments. Titles include "Hole In The Wall", "Tico Tico", "Feel So Bad", "Junco Partner", "Lah Tee Tah", "African Gumbo", "So Swell When You're Well", and "Goodnight Irene". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordGroove Master ... LP
Milestone, 1990. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An all star line-up with Melvin Sparks on guitar, Gloria Coleman on organ, Dr John on piano, Wilbur Bascomb on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums, plus a horn section with Alan Rubin, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, and Howard Johnson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordIndigo Blue ... LP
Milestone, 1983. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Dr John on piano and organ, Melvin Sparks on guitar, Wilbur Bascomb on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and bent corner.)

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✨✧ Martin Luther KingGreat March On Washington ... LP
Motown, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Malcolm X, John Kennedy, and other 60s heroes were always unfortunately being bootlegged, and served up in weak packages, Dr. King was fortunate enough to get representation from Motown, who did a great job putting together his albums of speeches with clarity and quality. This one from 1963 features moments from the March On Washington, with speeches by King, Whitney Young, and Roy Wilkins. Also features Liz Lands singing "We Shall Overcome". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Straight No ChaserIssue #100 – Fall 2019 ... Magazine
SNC (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The 100th issue of Straight No Chaser – a fantastic book-size version of the magazine that was one of the most important inspirations for Dusty Groove back at the start! There's few folks that cover the kind of music we love as well as Straight No Chaser – and this time around, they really knock it out of the park – with long articles on Kahil El Zabar, Rosie Turton, Tomorrow's Warriors, Thomas Sayers Ellis, IG Culture & Steam Down, Shirley Tettah, and Brownswood Recordings – plus lot of shorter features and some great art prints too! The expanded issue also features some key interviews from the SNC archives – with Abbey Lincoln, Pharoah Sanders, Dr John, Yusef Lateef, Gary Bartz, Terry Callier, Fontella Bass, and McCoy Tyner. The issue is a hefty 140 pages, beautifully laid out and squarebound – beautiful! Magazine

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✨✧ Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bearsville/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A near-perfect classic from the greatly under-appreciated Bobby Charles – a cat with who worked for Chess Records as far back as the 50s, but also managed to deliver this soul-drenched swamp rock gem in 1972! Bobby's got this great sense of delivery – a bit laidback and almost laconic, without some of the other cliches of some of his contemporaries – this mode that makes you feel like you're just happening upon the man in his best spirits – even though the record's filled with top-shelf work from a super-pro lineup that includes Dr John, Geoff Muldaur, Levon Helm, Rick Danco, and others. Danko and John Simon helped produce with Bobby – and the album's got the same sort of blend of southern rock, soul, and roots that you'd also find in the best work by Tony Joe White. Titles include "Street People", "Long Face", "I Must Be In A Good Place Now", "Let Yourself Go", "Grow Too Old", "I'm That Way", and "Tennessee Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great super-heavy gatefold pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)

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✨✧ Janis SiegelExperiment In White ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring a long list of guest artists including Les Paul, Eric Gale, Randy Brecker, Whitney Houston, Ron Carter, Art Neville, Dr. John, Tommy Flanagan, David "Fathead" Newman, and Pacquito D'Rivera. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960 to 1975 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets with the same 10 tracks over and over again. This wonderful batch of tunes was put together by the folks at Soul Jazz – legendary for their work in putting together serious compilations to please the novice and expert alike – and it's got some of the best overall work we've ever seen in trying to pin down New Orleans funk. Sure, there may be a few cuts on here that you've got on other sets – but there's also a lot that you won't have, and the quality of the production makes even the familiar material sparkle again. Titles include "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Big Chief (part 1)" by Professor Longhair, "Tell Me What's On Your Mind" by Cyril Neville, "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further" by Lee Dorsey, "Hand Clapping Song" by The Meters, "Here Come The Girls" by Ernie K Doe, "Sissy Walk" by Sonny Jones, "Free, Single, & Disengaged" by Huey Piano Smith, "Garden Of Four Trees" by The Explosions, "Mama Roux" by Dr John, "Love Lots Of Lovin" by Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris, "I've Got Reasons" by Mary Jane Hooper, "Gatur Bait" by The Gaturs, "Hip Huggin" by Robert Parker, and "Can I Be Your Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo. 24 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shemekia CopelandTalking To Strangers ... CD
Alligator, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
Produced by Dr. John! CD

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✨✧ Scone Cash PlayersAs The Screw Turns ... LP
Flamingo Time/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Scone Cash Players have a name that's a but unusual, but a sound that's right on the money – thanks to some massive Hammond work from leader Adam Scone, and lots of tight saxophone lines from Ian Hendrickson-Smith – who you'll remember from his work in the Dap-Kings! The groove here is nice and gritty – a bit messier and muddier than Daptone, but definitely in a stretch of the funky universe – and although the group jam instrumentally on a number of tracks, they also get a bit of vocal help along the way – from Naomi Shelton, Jason Joshua, and John Dokes. Titles include "As The Screw Turns", "Bokum Hi", "Dr Red Teeth", "Canned Champagne", "Smoke & Nails", "The Crown Divide", and "Brass Tacks". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStax 68 – A Memphis Story (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1968. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
1968 was the world of revolution around the world – and to our music-trained ears, one of the greatest revolutions occurred at the legendary Stax Records! Before that year, the label had been working with Atlantic Records – who totally screwed them, and took away all their catalog – leaving Stax to start completely from scratch, and reinvent themselves as an even more righteous company in the process! Make no mistake, Stax was already a pretty great company before – the leading light of the Memphis soul scene – but in 1968, the company went back to basics, and also embraced new waves of funk and blues, freed up to go into some very groovy territory. This 5CD set documents that amazing time – by bringing together all the singles released in 1968, both a-sides and b-sides – along with a big booklet of notes and photos that not only talk about the changes at the label, but also the city of Memphis in the tragic year of 1968 – which also saw the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King. The package is overflowing with as much history as it is soul music – and features over 120 songs by artists who include Booker T & The MGs, Linda Lynell, Judy Clay, Harvey Scales, Otis Redding, The Memphis Nomads, Shirley Walton, Bar-Kays, Ollie & The Nightingales, William Bell, The Goodees, Mable John, The Epsilons, The Soul Children, Mad Lads, Charmells, Lindell Hill, Jimmy Hughes, Delaney & Bonnie, Dino & Doc, Daaron Lee, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Derek Martin, Johnnie Taylor, and many more! CD
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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception ... CD
Dare 2, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
This isn't the first time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have played together – but there's definitely something special about the record that really grabs our ears – and it's not just the excellent work on drums by Johnathan Blake! Barron's at his roundest, most soulful sort of tone – really grabbing the notes out of the air in this wonderful way – and Holland really follows suit too, with this very personal, organic approach that's such a change from some of his more experimental work of years back – and which makes him a stunning part of the group, especially at all those many moments when he and Barron dance around each other's sound with this beautifully resonant vibe. Titles include "Until Then", "Porto Alegre", "Without Deception", "Speed Trap", "Secret Places", "Worry Later", and "Pass It On". CD

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Jefferson AirplaneLong John Silver/Thirty Seconds Over Winterland ... CD
Grunt/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of late albums from Jefferson Airplane – issued here in a single set, with new remastering too! First up is Long John Silver – a really fantastic final studio album from Jefferson Airplane – a set that's definitely different than their early work, and which shows the new directions that members would soon take on their own – but done with a vibe that's also a fantastic evolution of the core group's famous sound! The guitar work is even more complex than before – Jorma Kaukonen really blowing us away with his skills, but never in a show-offy way, as the whole thing is wrapped around these honest core rhythms that are almost a rootsier take on psyche elements – with Grace Slick's lead vocals almost coming off with a Sandy Denny quality at times. Titles include "Long John Silver", "Aerie (Gang Of Eagles)", "Twilight Double Leader", "Milk Train", "The Son Of Jesus", "Easter", "Trial By Fire", and "East Starch Mom". Thirty Seconds Over Winterland is a late live album from Jefferson Airplane – who were at the end of their journey, but whatever their personal differences may have been at the time, they still put on a helluva great rock and roll show! Thirty Seconds Over Winterland was recorded at that legendary San Francisco venue, and at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, with the post-Marty Balin line-up of Grace Slick, Paul Kanter, Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukomen – plus violinist Papa John Creach, drummer John Barbata and vocalist David Freiberg from Quicksilver Messenger Service. Titles include "Have You Seen The Saucers", "Feel So Good", "Crown Of Creation", "When The Earth Moves Again", "Milk Train", "Trial By Fire" and "Twilight Double Leader". CD

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✨✧ Johnny LytleNice & Easy ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... $16.99
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to a group that includes Bobby Timmons on piano, Johnny Griffin on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Johnny's vibes are out front in the mix – leaping around some really inventive grooves that have a rollicking early 60s soul jazz approach – and titles include "Soul Time", "322-Wow!", "Coroner's Blues", and "That's All". CD
(Out of print.)

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Monty AlexanderConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, 1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99
Includes performances by Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis in guitar, Jeff Hamilton on drums, John Patitucci on bass, Marvin Smith on drums & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieBasie Jam #3 ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Featuring Benny Carter on alto, Louis Bellson on drums, John Heard on bass, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Joe Pass on Guitar, Clark Terry on Trumpet, and Al Grey on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a short click on the first track.)

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Anthony BraxtonTown Hall 1972 ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
Seminal work from Anthony Braxton – a crucial concert recorded at Town Hall in the early 70s – originally only issued in Japan, but a date that's ended up getting some real global attention over the years! The first half of the set features Braxton's alto in a trio with Dave Holland on bass and Phil Wilson on percussion – working in lots of open, angular space – on two very long readings of Braxton compositions "Composition 6N" and "Composition 6(O)" – plus an incredible take on "All The Things You Are" – done around the time Braxton had recorded some straighter material, but really pushed outside here by the trio! The second half of the set features work by a quintet – still with Dave Holland on bass, but also a Circle appearance by Barry Altschul on drums, plus John Stubblefield on tenor, flute, and bass clarinet – and even Jeanne Lee on vocals. Braxton plays a number of horns – alto and soprano sax, flute, bass clarinet, b-flat clarinet – and even some percussion – and the group play one long track, "Composition 6", in two parts. CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Imperial/EMI (Japan), 1956. Used ... $24.99
Great early work from one of the hippest bassists of his generation! Paul Chambers cut this obscure little album in LA, featuring a "jazz delegation from the east" that included Philly Joe Jones on drums and John Coltrane on tenor – plus pianist Kenny Drew, who had already been working on the west coast – all in a style that's much more relaxed and stretched-out than most other jazz recorded in LA at the time! The album is one of the earliest small group sessions with Coltrane, and it's a very spare batch of tracks that lead off with Chambers' amazing work on bass – but which also feature some incredible early work from Trane – very raw and loud in the mix, with a lot more bluesiness than you'd expect – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Dexterity", "Visitation", "John Paul Jones", and "Eastbound". Plus, the CD also seems to include a few bonus titles from an additional 1956 session with Coltrane! CD
(Out of print. This copy is still in the original shrink, which is open at one end – includes obi!)

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Michael Cosmic/Phill Musra Group/World's Experience OrchestraPeace In The World/Creator Spaces/The Prayer (3CD set) ... CD
Cosmic/Now Again, 1974. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99 20.98
An amazing package – a pair of rare avant jazz albums, presented here together! The first album is Peace In The World – maybe the only album issued under the name of Michael Cosmic – but a set that's part of a key legacy with his brother, reedman Phill Musra! The set has Cosmic in very heady territory – sounds that come from his young tenure in the AACM, his brief time with Cecil Taylor, and his budding reputation on the 70s Boston scene – where the set was recorded, and almost stands as a precursor to the rich legacy of improvisational jazz that would emerge on the New England scene for decades to come! Tracks are long and very free, but have spiritual currents too – and Cosmic is mostly on piano, with Musra on soprano sax and tenor, Leonard Brown on soprano and tenor, John Jamyll Jones on bass, Huseyin Ertunc on drums, and Eric Jackson on percussion. Titles include "We Love You Malcolm X", "Peace In The World", "Sapce On Space", and "Arabia". Next is the related album Creator Spaces, by Phill Musra – recorded at the time when he was part of the very underground Boston avant scene – a world that had a slightly different vibe than music coming from Chicago, Detroit, or New York! The album's got a spiritual avant bent – soulful at the core, with lots of references to outer space as well – and an approach that feels a lot like a classic Saturn Records session by Sun Ra, both in sound and spirit! Musra plays reeds, chimes, and percussion – and the group features some incredible sax work by Michael Cosmic, who also plays a bit of organ, again in a tripped-out, Ra-type way. Huseyin Ertunc plays percussion – very free and loose, in ways that are a great balance to the more angular lines of the reeds – and tracks include "The Creator Is So Far Out", "The Creator Spaces", "Egypt", and "Arabia". Also features unreleased tracks "The Creator Is So Far Out (unreleased version)" and "Phyllis". Added to the set is a really special bonus third CD – an unreleased long live performance of "The Prayer" by Worlds Experience Orchestra – a group from the same scene at the time – with Shaddu Jones on piano, Stan Strickland on tenor and soprano, Frank Peterson on alto, John Jamyll Jones on bass, Robert Ruff on cello, Larry Lerner on drums, and John Klein on amplified violin. CD
Also available Peace In The World/Creator Spaces (with bonus download) ... LP 44.99

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George DukeFaces In Reflection ... LP
MPS, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the harder cuts! Instrumentation is somewhat spare – just keyboards and piano from George, who also sings a bit – plus Ndugu Chancler on drums and John Heard on bass – both playing with a freely creative energy that's definitely motivated by Duke. There's a beautiful mix of electricity and acoustic warmth on the set – never too forced, and clearly an inspiration for countless players in years to come – maybe even more so than Herbie Hancock's work of the time. Drums are great too – and snap tightly for plenty of nice breaks on the set – which are in turn augmented by mellower keys from Duke, who also sings with a sweetly electric soul style. Titles include "Capricorn", "The Opening", "Psychosomatic Dung", "North Beach", "Faces In Reflection", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Da Somba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter ErskineTime Being ... CD
ECM, 1993. Used ... $11.99
Peter Erskine on drums, John Taylor on piano & Palle Danielsson on drums. CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Linda HoylePieces Of Me/The Fetch (with bonus track) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of albums from this overlooked singer! First up is Pieces Of Me – the debut solo album from Linda Hoyle – an overlooked British singer, but a great one from the same generation that gave us Christine Perfect (later McVie) – graced with a similarly strong range and equal inspiration from earlier blues recordings! Yet also like Christine, Linda stretches out with these confident modes that really move past her roots – which also include previous performances with the group Affinity, although she's a much stronger solo act on her own! The core group of players on the set are more than enough of a pedigree of its quality – with guitars from Chris Spedding, drums from John Marshall, and bass from Jeff Clyne – plus piano, electric piano, production, and larger arrangements from Karl Jenkins – who really makes the whole thing sound wonderful. The set was also produced by Pete King for Ronnie Scott Productions – one more excellent piece of the pie – and titles include "Lonely Woman", "Backlash Blues", "Black Crow", "Morning For One", "Journey's End", "The Ballad Of Morty Mole", and "Pieces Of Me". The Fetch is a much different record overall, but still has Linda's great vocals at the core – done in recent years, which might be tipped off by the later cover image by Roger Dean – and done with an assortment of mellower modes served up by guitars (acoustic and electric), keyboards, and a mix of live drums and electronic rhythms. The instrumentation is relatively stripped-down, and Linda's vocals are still wonderful – almost the majesty of Norma Winstone in her later years, but more tunefully song-based – on titles that include "Maida Vale", "Cut & Run", "Brighton Pier", "The Fetch", "Snowy Night", and "Earth & Stars". CD

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Charlie Hunter & Pound For PoundReturn Of The Candyman ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar, Stefon Harris on vibraphone, Scott Amendola on drums & John Santos on percussion. CD
(Out of print, digipack has some edgewear & a cutout through the spine.)

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Erik JekabsonOne Note At A Time ... CD
Wide Hive, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
One of the strongest sessions we've heard from trumpeter Erik Jekabson – working here with a sextet, and maybe a bit more sense of force than before – especially on the numbers where the group really hits a groove! Erik plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and the lineup features Dave Ellis on tenor and soprano, Dave MacNab on guitar, John Wiitala on bass, David Flores on drums, and John Santos on congas and percussion – the last of which really add a lot once the pace picks up a bit. There's also guest vocals on "One Note At A Time" by Avotcja – and other titles include "Bell Song", "Brother Todd", "Days Of Haze", "Shaker Funk", and "The Growing Place". CD

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Kronomorfic (David Borgo & Paul Pellegrin)Entangled ... CD
OA2, 2014. Used ... $1.99
David Borgo on tenor & soprano saxes, Paul Pellegrin on drums, John Fumo on trumpet & flugelhorn, Anthony Smith on vibraphone, marimba & glockenspiel, Peter Sprague on nylon string guitar, Paul Garrison on electric guitar & effects & Andy Zacharias on contrabass. CD
(Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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Led ZeppelinCoda ... CD
Swan Song, 1982. Used ... $3.99
The title's an apt one – given that the record was the end of the tremendous run of records from Led Zeppelin – issued after the death of legendary drummer John Bomham – but the set's also way more than just an endpoint, as many of the tracks return to the group's beginning – and bring back unheard sounds from early 70s sessions! There's a nice criss-crossing of styles here – from the rawness of the earliest records, to the refined complexity of the mid 70s – and the album's way more than just an afterthought to the catalog – and is filled with great cuts that include the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreux", plus "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby". "Wearing And Tearing", and "Ozone Baby". CD
(Booklet has some light staining.)

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Lou LevyLou Levy Plays Baby Grand Jazz ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. Used ... $11.99
Given that a busty babe is leaning into the left side of the piano keyboard on the cover, we'd almost expect Lou Levy to focus mostly on the lighter notes on the right – but instead, he really opens up with some great deep notes on the cover, and takes the album far past anything you might expect! Levy's a really subtle player, one who never overstates his obvious ear for modern tones and musical elements – but he's really got a way of bringing them into his music in ways you wouldn't expect – either in the way he shapes a note on the mellower cuts, or comes up with a groove on the more lively ones. There's none of the flowery sounds you might expect from the "baby grand" title – and instead, Lou is in very comfortable territory – working in trio format with the great Max Bennett on bass, and drummer Gus Johnson – on titles that include "Little Girl", "Undecided", "The Gypsy", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "I've Found A New Baby", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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Jack McDuffBrotherly Love ... CD
Concord, 2001. Used ... $7.99
Andrew Beals & Red Holloway on alto saxophone, Frank Gravis on bass, Grady Tate & Rudy Petschauer on drums, John Hart & Pat Martino on guitar, Brother Jack McDuff & Joey DeFrancesco on organ & Jerry Weldon & Red Holloway on tenor saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny BristolLove Takes Tears/Go On & Dream ... 7-inch
MGM, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the best solos singles by Johnny Bristol! "Love Takes Tears" is an excellent mellow soul number – built around a groove that's almost like "Love's Theme" by Barry White, but graced with warm vocals by Johnny that give the tune a very catchy hook! "Go On & Dream" is mellower, a great example of the gentle side of Bristol! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny BurnetteDreamin ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Beautiful work from the great Johnny Burnette – not as hard-rocking as his early days, but still a great set of well-crafted tunes! Titles include "Love Me", "Dreamin", "Lovesick Blues", "Settin The Woods On Fire", "I Want To BE With You Always", "My Special Angel", and "Cincinnati Fireball". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Butcher/John Edwards/Mark SandersLast Dream Of The Morning – Crucial Anatomy ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
Very bracing work from this sharp British trio – one that features free improvisation between the bass of John Edwards, percussion of Mark Sanders, and tenor and soprano sax of the great John Butcher! Butcher always seems to be at his best in a spare setting like this – especially when Edwards is on the date – and the range of sounds and sonic expression is amazing – not just from the always-inventive reed work of the saxophonist, but also from the varied percussion and styles of playing from Sanders – who has a way of really unsettling us with his sounds at times, in a way that makes it very hard to tie his performance to any sort of organic referent. Titles include "Curling Vine", "Free Of Ghosts", and "Spike Oil". CD

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John Cage/Lou Harrison/Lamonte Young/Harry PartchJust West Coast – Microtonal Music For Guitar & Harp – Dream/In A Landscape/Suite No 2/Six Sonatas/Sarabande/Two Sutdies/Barstow – John Schneider/Amy Shulman ... CD
Bridge, 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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HarbisonUlysses' Bow/Samuel Chapter – Andre Previn/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Susan Larsen/John Harbison/Collage ... LP
Nonesuch, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimi Hendrix Experience, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, John Mayall, Jack BruceJimi Hendrix Experience ... LP
Munia, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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John Hicks & Ray DrummondTwo Of A Kind ... CD
Theresa, 1988. Used ... $11.99
Great duets between pianist John Hicks and bassist Ray Drummond – a record done with a really lively feel, despite the spare setting of the date! Hicks always has a very fluid touch on the keys, and the inspiration of Drummond really seems to open him up here – pushing the session a bit more than the mellow, introspective one you might expect – very much in the space of some of Hicks' classic trio work from the time. Most tunes are standards, but they're opened up nicely by the pair, thanks to some warm interplay – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Take The Coltrane", "For Heaven's Sake", "Without A Song", "A Rose Without A Thorn", "Parisian Thoroughfare", and "Springtime Fantasy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John's ChildrenStrange Affair – The Sixties Recordings (Singles & Rarities/Orgasm with bonus tracks) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Completely wonderful work from John's Children – a group who are probably best-remembered as the early home for a young Marc Bolan, but who are already great enough on their own! John's Children have a madly playful approach – one that brings together the best elements of Brit beat and psych, but with a wit that rivals The Who on A Quick One – no surprise, given that the group toured famously with The Who at the time! Yet these guys are hardly copycats at all – and are definitely one of the most unique groups from the London scene at the time – the start of so many ideas that other groups might steal later, and work into their own sound – yet served up here with a core essence that's completely unique, and still mindblowingly fresh after all these years. This package is the best and most complete we've ever seen on John's Children – and features 26 singles, including some solo Andy Ellison or Silence tracks – plus the full 10 track Orgasm album, and an additional 16 rare mixes and alternates too. Titles include "Strange Affair", "Desdemona", "Remember Thomas A Becket", "Sara Crazy Child", "Go Go Girl", "Arthur Green", "Midsummer Night's Scene", "Help", "Cornflake Zoo", Casbah Candy", "Killer Ben", "Jagged Time Lapse", "Leave Me Alone", "Why Do You Like", and "You're A Nothing". CD

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Laurie Johnson, Sol Cakplan, Johnny Williams, & OthersDr Strangelove & Other Great Movie Themes ... LP
Colpix, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
A cool collection of soundtrack material – with tracks by Laurie Johnson, Sol Cakplan, Johnny Williams, Leith Stevens, Maurice Jarre, Mario Nascimbene, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the hardest soul coming out of Chicago at the time, with a gritty feel that's right up there with some of James Brown's best late 60s work – or even better, some of the other obscure acts working in the American underground at the time. A few tunes are familiar from their popularity as classic 45s – but the album's got lots more wonderful numbers that are lesser-known – and all of them are great! Titles include the classic Syl Johnson sample cut "Different Strokes" – plus "Dresses Too Short", "I Can Take Care of Business", "Soul Drippin", "Sorry Bout Dat", "Same Kind Of Thing", and "Come On Sock It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dresses Too Short ... LP 10.99

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Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 18.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the hardest soul coming out of Chicago at the time, with a gritty feel that's right up there with some of James Brown's best late 60s work – or even better, some of the other obscure acts working in the American underground at the time. A few tunes are familiar from their popularity as classic 45s – but the album's got lots more wonderful numbers that are lesser-known – and all of them are great! Titles include the classic Syl Johnson sample cut "Different Strokes" – plus "Dresses Too Short", "I Can Take Care of Business", "Soul Drippin", "Sorry Bout Dat", "Same Kind Of Thing", and "Come On Sock It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)
Also available Dresses Too Short ... LP 9.99

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John McLaughlinElectric Dreams ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... $2.99
A definite electric dream for guitarist John McLaughlin – especially given that he's got Carlos Santana working here on the set! The album's very much in the best spirit of McLaughlin's late 70s work – still fusion, and still fairly electric – but also a nice change from his more jamming roots, thanks to the inclusion of some key acoustic elements from time to time. There's a nice sense of spaciousness here that shows lessons learned from McLaughlin's more meditative years – elements that clearly set the record apart from some of the too-slick or overdone fusion of the time. Titles include "New York On My Mind", "Friendship", "Phenomenon Compulsion", "My Foolish Heart", and "Do You Hear The Voice You Left Behind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oliver NelsonKennedy Dream – A Musical Tribute To John F Kennedy ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A great little album – a lot better than you might think from the concept! After the death of JFK, Oliver Nelson penned this extremely strong tribute to the man – featuring snippets of speeches made by Kennedy during his time in office as president, used as bridges between jazz based backings by Nelson that are filled with some of his strongest writing of the time. The notes are more devoted to Kennedy's memory and Nelson's genius than the usual liner notes – so we're not sure who the players are – but the overall style is right up there with some of Nelson's best serious work from the time, and features a striking use of strings against jazz solo instrumentation, almost in a manner that recalls Ralph Burns' best styles of the 50s. Titles include "The Artists Rightful Place", "Jacqueline", "Day In Dallas", "Let The Word Go Forth", and "John Kennedy Memory Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter ErskineJohn Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter Erskine ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A nicely varied live set from this trio of key ECM players of the 80s – captured here with the same sense of sound as some of their studio recordings – which must have been something amazing to hear in person! Abercrombie's still very chromatic at this point in his career – playing fluid, colorful lines on guitar – but also using occasional guitar synthesizer passages too – more waves of sound than individual lines, which sounds especially nice next to more driving drums from Peter Erskine! Marc Johnson's ear for space is perfectly tuned for the proceedings – working at a level that's far beyond standard bassmanship – and titles include "Light Beam", "Drum Solo", "Four On One", "Samurai Hee Haw", "Furs On Ice", "Stella By Starlight", and "Innerplay". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny AlfMais Um Som – Johnny Alf Sings & Plays With His Quintet ... CD
Guanabara (Brazil), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real return to greatness from Johnny Alf – easily the best album in many many years from this bossa legend – and a set that's done in a jazzy small combo mode that almost beats his best earlier work! The sound here is stunning – mostly bossa jazz played by a group that includes trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums next to Alf's piano – and Johnny himself is singing in that fragile, but soulful style that made him a real standout in the 60s and 70s. And unlike other Alf attempts to revive the sound of the old years – which usually are too slick, and fall a bit too flat – this one features all new material, not just the rehashed classics – a batch of 15 tracks that show his genius never dimmed by ages, and carried off here with a slightly fragile mature style that only seems to emphasize the gentle emotion Johnny brings to the tunes. Titles include "Ai Saudade", "Choratina", "Mais Um Som", "E Ai", "Pisou Na Bola", "Arpoador", "Foi Tempo De Verao", "Sintonia", and "Ceu De Estrelas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Reggie Andrews & The FellowshipMystic Beauty (180 gram pressing) ... LP
HME/Mad About Records (Portugal), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
A stunning set of modal soul jazz from the LA underground of the 60s – the only album we've ever seen by pianist J Reginald Andrews – and an earthy set that's filled with great tracks! The overall approach is piano and percussion plus horn bits – with Andrews on the keys, playing in solidly soulful waves of sound, really setting the scene for the album's strong work on alto, baritone, and trumpet. There's some conga at the bottom, and a freewheeling approach that reminds us a lot of the mighty first album by the Harold Johnson Sextet – a group who were certainly contemporaries of Andrews on the LA scene. Nearly all tracks are originals – and groovers – and titles include "Everyman's Brother", "Ah Na Na", "Chant", "The Debonaire", "Mystique Beauty", and "Song For J". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Mildred BaileyChronological Mildred Bailey – 1938 ... CD
Classics (France), 1938. Used ... $14.99
With Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Jerry Jerome, Buster Bailey, Alan Hanlon, John Kirby, Hank D'Amico & Geroge Wetting. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mildred BaileyChronological Mildred Bailey – 1939 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939. Used ... $14.99
With Charlie Shavers, Billy Kyle, Red Norvo, John Kirby, Mary Lou Williams, Floyd Smith, Eddie Dougherthy & Cozy Cole. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mildred BaileyChronological Mildred Bailey – 1939 to 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939/1940. Used ... $16.99
With Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo, John Collins, Ben Webster, Robert Burns, Mitch Miller & Bill Beason. CD

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Mildred BaileyChronological Mildred Bailey – 1940 to 1942 ... CD
Classics (France), Early 40s. Used ... $14.99
With Teddy Wilson, Herman Chittison, Billy Kyle, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Hoskins, Kenny Clarke, Delta Rhythm Boys & John Collins. CD

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Bobby BareDrunk & Crazy/As Is/Ain't Got Nothin To Lose/Drinkin From The Bottle Singin From The Heart ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Four full albums from the Columbia Records run by Bobby Bare – packaged here in a single set! Drunk & Crazy is a set that has Bobby Bare flirting a bit with some of the country rock modes that emerged more strongly in the second half of the 70s – fuller rhythms, stronger guitars, and the kind of catchy tunes that helped Bare win over a new audience at the time – with work that's a surprisingly great showcase for the kind of wit he always brought to his music. The approach has some nice echoes of earlier Austin material, which brings out some nice qualities in Bobby's style – and the set features a fair bit of material from previous songwriters that Bobby always worked with – including a number of tracks from Shel Silverstein, and a few more by Bob McDill. The set includes a great take on the Guy Clark classic "Desperados Waiting For The Train" – plus "Drunk & Crazy", "Food Blues", "The World's Last Truck Drivin Man", "Song Of The South, "Bathroom Tissue Paper Letter", and "Watchin TV". Next is As Is – a nice little set that returns Bobby Bare to a more traditionally country-based mode, thanks to production help from Rodney Crowell! The vibe's still a bit contemporary, but nicely laidback at times – and titles include "Let Him Roll", "New Cut Road", "She Is Gone", "Take Me As I Am", "Dollar Pool Fool", and "Summer Wages". Ain't Got Nothin To Lose is a nicely rollicking set from Bobby Bare – material that's much more mature and confident than some of his earliest work, and maybe a bit more in the biting style of some of his late 70s material, post RCA. There's a nice mix of songs on the set – including a remake of "The Old Swimmin Hole", which Bobby recorded in the late 60s – plus "Cold Day In Hell", "I've Been Rained On Too", "If You Ain't Got Nothin", "So Good To So Bad", and "Praise The Lord & Send Me The Money". Last up is Drinkin From The Bottle Singin From The Heart – a set that really returns Bobby Bare to the territory of his revelatory mid 70s recordings for RCA – a set that features plenty of sharp songs penned by Shel Silverstein, and production by Bobby himself! Instrumentation is often nicely restrained, with a nice focus on the kind of witty vocal twists that makes Bare a perfect interpreter of this material – on titles that include "Rodeo Queen", "Me & Jimmy Rodgers", "Three Legged Man", "Drinkin From The Bottle", "Diet Song", "Jennifer Johnson & Me", "Stacy Brown Got Two", and "The Jogger". CD

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Bobby BradfordLove's Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Seminal sounds from cornet player Bobby Bradford – a date recorded in the UK in the early 70s, but with all the free-thinking and imaginative energy as his best sessions in LA! The group pits Bobby's horn against three young modernists – Trevor Watts on alto and soprano sax, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums – all working in these long-flowing, very rhythmic numbers that lie somewhere between Bradford's work with John Carter, and the early 60s sound of Ornette Coleman. The alto/cornet interplay is especially nice – very mesmerizing over the course of the album's very long tracks – and Watts turns out to be a great musical partner for Bobby. Titles include "Love's Dream", "Coming On", and "Roswita's Dance". CD features bonus tracks ""She", "HM Louis 1", and an alternate take of "Coming On". CD

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Johnny BristolYou & I/It Don't Hurt No More ... 7-inch
MGM, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
Killer stuff from Johnny Bristol! "You and I" is one of his best early tracks – and it begins with this tight hard drum sound that's right out of Barry White's best funky tracks, and which works perfectly for Johnny's sweet soul vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CadillacsPlease, Mr. Johnson ... LP
Dr Horse, Mid 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
This is a collection of 19 tracks from these East Coast Doo-Woppers. The tracks span from 1954 to 1961 and include such songs as "Gloria", "That's All I Need", "Please, Mr. Johnson", "Copy Cat", "Cool It Fool", and "Jay Walker". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jim CapaldiOpen Your Heart – The Island Recordings 1972 to 1976 (Oh How We Danced/Whale Meat Again/Short Cut Draw Blood/bonus material) (3CD/DVD set) ... CD
Island/Esoteric (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD & DVD set ... $34.99
Three full albums from Jim Capaldi, plus lots of bonus work – and a DVD of live BBC performances too! First up is Oh How We Danced – the first solo album from Jim Capaldi – and a wicked little set that has Capaldi not only working with fellow bandmates from Traffic, but also with some of the best musicians on the Muscle Shoals scene! The combination of both unlock an even more soulful style than you'd expect from any Traffic side project – and provide a perfect focus for Capaldi's great vocals – already crossing over big to a soul scene with his Traffic recordings, but sparking even new interest here with Muscle Shoals rhythms. The sound is wonderful – quite different than Capaldi's bigger hits in later years, and with a rootsy, earnest feel that reminds us that at their roots, all these British acts really got things right at the start – with a freshness that needs to be remembered, even amidst their later cliches. Titles include "Eve", "Don't Be A Hero", "Last Day Of Dawn", "Oh How We Danced", "Open Your Heart", and "Love Is All You Can Try". Next is Whale Meat Again – a record with a beautiful mixing of modes – Jim Capaldi's Traffic-bred, London-styled vocals, and the sweet southern soul grooves of Muscle Shoals – all wrapped together with a sound that's even tighter than Capaldi's debut album! Jim's a big edgier here overall – both in the way he delivers the vocals, and in the lyrics of the tunes – and his singing's underscored perfectly by help from Jimmy Johnson on guitar, Barry Beckett on piano and organ, David Hood on bass, and Roger Hawkins on drums – all of whom create the right sort of warm Muscle Shoals vibe to make Capaldi's music sound wonderfully soulful. Steve Winwood plays a bit of guest organ on the set, and may well help with backing vocals – and titles include the funky "Low Rider" (different than the War tune) – plus "We'll Meet Again", "Summer Is Fading", "My Brother", "It's Alright", and "Yellow Sun". Short Cut Draw Blood is the third solo album from Traffic's Jim Capaldi, and maybe the most obscure of his early work – a set that was done after Traffic had broken up, but still with some strong help from Steve Winwood – working here in an all-star array of London and Muscle Shoals musicians, which includes Barry Beckett, Rebop Kwaku Baah, Pete Carr, Jess Roden, Chris Spedding, and others! Capaldi's easygoing groove and great way with a tune are fully intact – and titles include "Living On A Marble", "Johnny Too Bad", "Goodbye Love", "Seagull", "Keep On Trying", and "Love Hurts". Box set features bonus tracks "Going Down Slow All The Way", "Tricky Dick Rides Again", "Sugar Honey", "Still Talkin", and "Talkin About My Baby". DVD features a Old Grey Whistle Test performance from 1976, with the Jim Capaldi Band – and one more from 1976 with Jim Capaldi & The Space Cadets. CD

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Live In Paris – 17 Novembre 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Wonderful live work from the John Coltrane Quartet – tracks recorded in Paris during a famous 1962 European tour – and material that we're not sure we've seen anywhere else! The group here is, of course, that masterful lineup of Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – really stretching out on long tracks that are full of modal energy, emphasized very strongly by Tyner and Garrison – and which have these beautiful solos from John that are very exploratory in both tone and phrasing, but which still hang more on the inside edge of the spectrum than his live work from a few years later. The set features a spoken introduction from Norman Granz – then moves into a 22 minute take on "Impressions", a 23 minute version of "My Favorite Things", and a 15 minut reading of "Mr PC" – plus a shorter, soulful ballad reading of "Everytime We Say Goodbye". CD

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Daddy DewdropDaddy Dewdrop ... LP
Sunflower/MGM, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The group behind one of the coolest novelty tunes of the 70s – the excellent "Chick A Boom (Don't Ya Jes Love It)" – one of those cuts that showed up everywhere at the time, but didn't exactly put the band on the map! That great cut leads off the set – and other numbers follow in a similar space – weird territory between pop psyche and early glam – with fuzz on the edges of the grooves on most moments, and flanged-out vocal production. Titles include "Johnny Do It Faster", "Migrane Headache", "5 Card Stud", "Chick A Boom", "March Of The White Corpuscles", and "Diggin On Mrs Jones". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack DeJohnetteJackeyboard ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Jack DeJohnette is a hell of a drummer, and he's also a hell of a pianist too – a side of Jack's talents that isn't always shown on record, and which has maybe never been as well-recorded as on this fantastic Japanese session from the 70s! DeJohnette has a spiritual, long-building approach to the piano here – almost like Stanley Cowell on Strata East, but with his own flavors too – and the final track of the album features Jack on melodica, an instrument he handles in a different way, but with an equally compelling approach. The trio here features George Ohtsuka on the drum kit and Mitsukaki Furuno on bass – on four long tracks, "McCoy's Tune", "Fun Calypso", "Jack's Blues", and "Minority Blues". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Ray DrummondContinuum ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 1994. Used ... $6.99
Every album made as a leader by bassist Ray Drummond is a treasure – and this album's no exception! The set features Drummond working with a bit more electricity than usual – thanks to the presence of guitarist John Scofield – but most of the instrumentation has that soaring, soulful quality that Drummond first started bringing to albums in the 80s – a great evolution of the styles of the soul jazz underground of the 70s, taken away into a special corner of the jazz world at the time – kept alive and flowering through efforts of a handful of players like Ray! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Kenny Barron on piano, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums – and Thomas Chapin plays flutes on a few of the album's best tracks. Titles include a stellar reading of Stanley Cowell's "Equipoise" – which gets a cool ringing treatment from the mix of guitar and flute – and other titles include "Blues In The Closet", "Sakura", "Sail Away", "A Blues From The Sketchpad", and "Gloria's Step". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny Dyani With Witchdoctor's Son & Dudu PukwanaRejoice/Together ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A pair of albums from the legendary Johnny Dyani – packaged here in one great little set! Rejoice features searing live work from Johnny Dyani – a set that has the bassist opening up strongly in a trio with Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Okey Temiz on drums and percussion! Feza sounds even better here than usual – blowing these long, inventive solo lines that match the work of Ted Curson for 70s fire – really spurred on by Okey's creative changes, into a soulful space that may well be some of Mongezi's most spiritually expressive of the 70s! Dyani's bass is strong, and ever-present – never needing to dominate, but always felt as this rich pulse – and powerful melodic element at just the right moments. Titles include "Mad High", "Makaya Makaya", "Pukwana" and "Imbomgolo". CD also features an unreleased track from the same performance – the 20 minute "Mad High Revisited". Together is a record that really gets back to Johnny Dyani's roots in South African jazz! Although Dyani and his expatriates in the Blue Notes helped give London a new sound of avant jazz expression in the 70s, the music here returns to the warmer melodic style of their early 60s days – with loping rhythms that draw on regional tradition, and soulful interplay between the alto of Dudu Pukwana, tenor of Peter Shimmy Radise, and keyboards from Dyani – who shifts his instrument for this special recording! The group also features use of guitar, congas, whistles, and a South American harp – used in rhythmic ways that pulsate warmly – on titles that include "Kalahari", "Tula Tula", "High Priest", "Johnny's Kwela", and "Together". CD

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✨✧ Roy EldridgeLittle Jazz – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
15 great tracks from the Verve years of Roy Eldridge – with great help from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Johnny Hodges on alto, Gene Krupa on drums, and Oscar Peterson on piano! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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John FaheyEssential John Fahey (Yellow Princess/Requia) ... LP
Vanguard, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
A great pairing of two key John Fahey albums from the 60s! Yellow Princess is an album as lovely as its title, and John Fahey's 8th record – mostly solo guitar, but with guest drums and bass on 2 cuts – "March For Martin Luther King" and "Dance of The Inhabitants Of The Invisible City Of Bladensburg". The sound is extremely magical – introspective, yet far-seeing – with that fragile sense of being in the world that's made Fahey's work endure far longer than that of most of his contemporaries. Other titles include "Irish Setter", "Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion At Magruder Park", and "Lion". Requia is excellent work by Fahey – all solo, and featuring some wonderful production on the guitar that brings out all the brilliance of his warm chromatic playing. Side one features "Requiem For John Hurt", "Requiem For Russell Blaine Cooper", and "When The Catfish Is In Bloom" – and side two features the four-part "Requiem for Molly", which has Fahey's guitar over some very cool effects! LP, Vinyl record album

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Drew FriedmanDrew Friedman's Heroes Of The Comics – Portraits Of The Legends Of The Comics ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 34.99
Drew Friedman is a hell of a comics artist – one who's always admitted a great legacy to the legends of the past, which really comes through in the classic style of his draftsmanship! Drew's been amazing us with his images for many decades – and with this special project, he goes back to pay tribute to all the many postwar comic artists who inspired his work – in a lavish book that features a full color portrait of an artist on each right-facing page, matched with text from Friedman about that artist, their strengths, and their importance on the left-facing page. The book features tributes to dozens of giants – a huge lineup that includes images of Harvey Kurtzman, Matt Baker, Dave Berg, Johnny Craig, Steve Ditko, Ogden Whitney, Joe Kubert, Jack Cole, Basil Wolverton, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, and many others – each matched by the fascinating story of their lives. And trust us – some of these guys led some pretty amazing lives! 83 entries in all – full color throughout – hardcover, and oversized. Book

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Fabio Frizzi/Walter Rizzati & Alessandro BlonksteinerLucio Fulci's Gates Of Hell Trilogy (City Of The Living Dead/The Beyond/House By The Cemetery) (3CD set) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980/1981. New Copy 3CD ... $42.99
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric and acoustic elements – but the latter are often played in offbeat ways that they really sound electric – making for a moody mix of music that goes way beyond the usual spare slasher keyboards! A few numbers use wordless vocals, while others have nicely stepping strings – and a beefier bassline comes into play on a few standout funk tracks as well. Titles include "Toward Dawn", "Fatti Misteriosi", "Apoteosi Del Mistero", "Occhi Di Brace", and "Verso L'Alba". Next is Frizzi's Beyond/E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore L'Aldila – a very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". Walter Rizzati's score for Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero/House By The Cemetery has lots of keyboards – in a spare, spooky soundtrack from the early 80s Italian horror scene – a blood-dripping masterpiece from director Lucio Fulcio! Walter Rizzati's music here is heavy on the kinds of electric touches you'd hear from both Goblin or John Carpenter – and often paced at a level that's somewhere between the pair – not as jamming as Goblin, but a bit fuzzier than Carpenter – a blend that makes for some really wonderful numbers that are plenty creepy here on their own – even away from the images on the screen! There's plenty of great bits that creep up on you slowly – and others that jump mercilessly from dark corners – on titles that include "Quella Villa", "I Remember", "Incontro", "Blonk Monster", "Verso Il Terrore", "Voci Dal Terrore", "Tema Bambino", and "Chi Sta Arrivando". CD

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Johnny GriffinWay Out! ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the sharpest 50s sessions from Johnny Griffin – a hip quartet date for Riverside, done at the time when he was working heavily with Thelonious Monk! The album's definitely got an angular groove that shows Monk's influence, but it's also shows Griffin's Chicago's roots as well – with an approach to hardbop that's plenty tight, but never too much so to lose its sense of soul – that careful balance that players like Griffin, Clifford Jordan, or Von Freeman were bringing to tenor improvisation at the time. The rest of the group's perfectly suited to this mode – and features Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Little John", "Where's Your Overcoat Baby", "Hot Sausage", "Teri's Tune", and "Sunny Monday". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Hand Big BandHand Painted Dream ... CD
Savant, 2019. Used ... $7.99
A large group date led by guitarist Peter Hand. Other players include Don Braden on tenor and flute, Ralph Lalama on tneor and clarinet, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, and John Mosca on trombone. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Johnny HartmanLive At Sometime ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare 70s album from the legendary Johnny Hartman – a singer who recorded famously on our shores during the 60s, then had a much more obscure run of records in the following decade! The performance is live, a really intimate set that features Rolland Hanna on piano and George Mraz on bass – both wonderfully sensitive accompanists to the maturing style of Hartman's vocals – maybe even more expressive than on his famous records, but at a level that's more sophisticated too! The tunes are handled with great care, and the lack of any drums really allows a strong focus on Johnny's voice – on titles that include "Summertime", "On A Clear Day", "The Way We Were", "Little Girl Blue", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "Send In The Clowns". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Andrew HillTime Lines ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $5.99
A bold return to Blue Note for pianist Andrew Hill – his first record for the label in over 15 years, and a record that echoes with the modern tones of Hill's legendary Blue Note run in the 60s! The sound here is a bit more starkly modern and obtuse – done with more of a sense of space than Hill's tenser 60s recordings, in a way that's almost a more contemplative reflection of the "new thing" ideal. All tracks are originals, and Andrew is working with a quintet that includes Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Greg Tardy on tenor and bass clarinet, John Hebert on bass, and Eric McPherson on drums. Hill and Tolliver seem to dominate the record, though – musing gently, but starkly on their respective instruments – on a set of tracks that includes "Malachi", "Time Lines", "Smooth", "Whitsuntide", and "For Emilio". CD
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Honey Drippers & The Pegalo SingersBrazil 71 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1971. Used ... $14.99
A groovy set to rival the greatness of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – but one recorded in Europe with a slightly different vibe! The format's a weird one – as the core sound is modly swinging soul jazz, with some nice solo parts on flute or trombone – but it's also sometimes topped off with ensemble vocals that go for the sunny bossa bounce of Brasil 66 – and these two modes play back and forth throughout the course of the album, making for a nicely expanded kind of groove! The session's got roots in the massive sound library of producer Hans Wewerka – responsible for many classic German jazz recordings of the 60s and 70s, but posing here as arranger/conductor Derrick Mallot – and although the players aren't noted, they're all pretty great – as are the male and female singers who work on the record. If you're looking for comparisons, we might say that the work's similar to some of the German bossa on Selected Sound or MPS labels from the time – and titles include the originals "Sweet Habanera", "Johnny Boy", "Sun Will Rise Again", and "Light Blonde Girl" – plus versions of "Work Song", "Taste Of Honey", "Yesterday", and "Girl From Ipanema". CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny JohnsonVisions Of Paradise ... CD
Today/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $5.99
A sublime bit of indie soul from the early 70s – the one and only album by vocalist Benny Johnson, recorded with some totally great backings from funk legend Julius Brockington and his United Chair combo! For the session, Brockington chose a warm, organ-drenched sound that's a fair bit like some of the best work coming out of Hi Records at the same time – although without as much of a southern soul approach overall. Johnson's vocals have a beautifully crackling sort of quality – one that's honest and human, but still smooth enough to fit the mode of the music here – a bit like Al Green, but a little more east coast overall. The set's got some excellent mellow soul numbers that are worth the price of admission alone – tracks that slide out beautifully with a really gentle sound, and bubble up with a tremendous amount of soul. But there's also some fuller, more upbeat tunes too – groovers that have made the album a favorite overseas for years! Titles include "Visions Of Paradise", "Stop Me", "Give It Up", "Second To None", "Won't You Stay", "It's Yours Baby", "Please Come Back", and "I Just Got To Know". CD

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Blind Willie JohnsonComplete Blind Willie Johnson ... CD
Sony, Late 20s/1930. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
With 30 tracks including "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time", "Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying", "Bye and Bye I'm Goin' To See The King", "Take Your Stand", "Soul Of A Man", and "John The Revelator". CD

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonReally Livin ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label. Titles include "Me Too", "Decision", "Stardust", "Sidewinder", "Speak Low", and "Red Cross". LP, Vinyl record album
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Samuel Jonathan JohnsonMy Music ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
One of our favorite 70s soul records ever – and a totally unique set as well! To our ears, Samuel Jonathan Johnson belongs in the company of Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, and other spiritual soul heavyweights – even though he only ever cut this one album for Columbia Records back in 1978! The set's got a really visionary feel – keyboards that compare with the best mellow soul lines of Donny Hathaway, and a vocal style that's got some of the range of Ronnie McNeir, mixed with a more human approach to the lyrics that makes the whole thing wonderfully personal, too. There's lots of jazzy elements on the Fender Rhodes lines – which bubble beautifully on the mellow moments, and step out boldly on the album's few groovers – making for a richness that goes way beyond the vocals, and which puts Johnson in the company of DJ Rogers or Webster Lewis. Forgive us if we keep name-dropping like that – but the set's a stunning treasure from an artist who should have gotten the same sort of recognition as all the best soul talents of the 70s. The title track – "My Music" – has an amazing bit of bubbling synth intro (and outro), cool spacey vocals by Sam, and a mellow, but tight groove that sounds a bit like something that Roy Ayers might have cooked up – and it leads off an incredible album of other titles that include "Sweet Love", "Just Us", "You", "Reason For The Reason", "Because I Love You", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Yesterdays & Tomorrow", and "Thank You Mother Dear". Great reissue with wonderful sound – and special liner notes by Samuel's daughter, Yolanda Johnson – a great singer in her own right too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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