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Ray BryantRay Bryant Trio (Epic) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1956. Used ... $12.99
The first full album from the great Ray Bryant – recorded shortly after his famous Epic Records session with Betty Carter! The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass – at a level that still shows some influence from other pianists, but already with that unique hard-left style that would make Bryant a big favorite in short years to come. Candido joins in on congas on 2 of the album's best tracks – a hard grooving take on "Night In Tunisia", plus Ray's classic "Cubano Chant", a dancing Latin groover that went onto become an oft-recorded Latin Jazz standard – and other titles include "Pawn Ticket", "Philadelphia Bound", and "Off Shore". CD
(Still sealed with obi!)

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Faith No MoreEpic/War Pigs (shaped picture disc) ... 7-inch
Slash (UK), 1990. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Merle HaggardEpic Collection/Chill Factor/5:01 Blues ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A trio of 80s albums from Merle Haggard – all brought together in a single collection! The Epic Collection has a title that's a bit confusing – an album issued on Epic Records, but not a collection of earlier material – as the whole thing's a new live recording, Haggard's first for the label! Merle really scored big with live albums on Capitol in the early 70s – and he sounds equally great here – working through lots of his own material in a lean, classic-styled setting – in front of an audience that's clearly going mad in his presence! Titles include "Sing A Sad Song", "Holding Things Together", "Working Mans' Blues", "Trouble In Mind", "I Always Get Lucky With You", "Every Fool Has A Rainbow", and "Honky Tonk Night Time Man/Old Man From The Mountain". Chill Factor is a seminal 80s album from Merle Haggard – from a time when the singer was changing things up a bit – both with a maturing style of vocals, and with a shift in themes in his songs! Merle's no less heartfelt here than on the early Capitol classics – but he's clearly lived a lot more life, and maybe not all of it on the road or behind bars – as he demonstrates this great sensitivity for the human condition, and his own as well – spun out beautifully on tunes that include "Thirty Again", "Man From Another Time", "We Never Touch Ag All", "1929", "I Don't Have Any Love Around", and "After Dark". 5:01 Blues is Merle Haggard's last album for Epic Records – part of a great run that helped further elevate the singer's genius during the 80s! The spirit of the songs follows nicely from Hag's earlier gems from the time – like Chill Factor or Kern River – music that's quite different that the Capitol years, but in a really great way – and which marks Haggard as one of the few of his time than can really grow and shift as a country singer over the decades without losing quality or steam at all – an elite group that might include George Jones and Willie Nelson too. Titles include "Broken Friend", "Losin In Las Vegas", "Wouldn't That Be Something", "Somewhere Down The Line", "A Better Love Next Time", and "Sea Of Heartbreak". CD

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Iron & WineBeast Epic ... LP
Sub Pop, 2017. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Melba MooreMelba (Epic) ... LP
Epic/CBS, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Melba Moore gets some great help here from the Philly soul duo of McFadden & Whitehead – whose soaring styles proves to be a perfect fit for her amazing voice! Melba had cut some great work before this set, but here things really seem to come together – her amazing range, her ability to be expressive without going over the top, and her maturing role as a soul singer – which would take her to great territory in years to come! There's almost an indie soul vibe to the record at times – never too overtly commercial, and sophisticated but not hitting you over the head either – on titles that include "You Stepped Into My Life", "Happy", "Pick Me Up I'll Dance", "There's No Other Like You", "Together Forever", and "It's Hard Not To Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Bobby VintonVery Merry Christmas – The Complete Epic Christmas Collection ... CD
Epic/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Pure pop from the Polish prince – a classic Christmas set issued during the height of Bobby Vinton's 60s years on Epic Records! The album's got this quality that makes similar use of Vinton's vocals as some of the Johnny Mathis magic on similar Christmas records – a style that still echoes the clarity and punch of his pop recordings, but also brings in a bit of majesty befitting the season – cast in fuller arrangements from Stan Applebaum, Ray Ellis, and Hugo Winterhalter! The song selection is surprisingly nice – with some unusual songs that make the album a real standout – including a great version of Burt Bacharach's "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle", plus "Dearest Santa", "The Greatest Gift", "Peppermint Stick Parade", "Three Wise Men Wise Men Three", "The Christmas Tree", "Christmas Angel", and "Christmas Chopsticks". CD features the full Very Merry Christmas album – plus bonus tracks "My Christmas Prayer", "Silver Bells", "Winter Love", "O Holy Night", "Kissin Christmas", and "Christmas Eve In My Home Town". CD

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Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3LP set) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2015. New Copy 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist Kamai Washington, who emerges here as a tremendous leader, a hell of a writer, and a rich jazz talent in every sense of the word – carefully steering a group of musicians through work that's searing, searching, and driven with a very cosmic vibe! Tunes are often modal, and never step too far outside, but always push the boundaries – and the instrumentation is a shifting mix of keyboards, piano, trombone, trumpet, bass, drums, and percussion – plus some vocal performances from Dwight Trible and Patrice Quinn. You might know Kamasi from his work with Flying Lotus and Thundercat – the latter of whom plays bass on this set – but the album's very much his own, and very much jazz all the way through. The kind of record we're mighty proud to be offering – with tracks that include "Askim", "The Next Step", "Rhythm Changes", "Miss Understanding", "Leroy & Lanisha", "Re Run", "Seven Prayers", "Malcolm's Theme", and "The Message". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful 3LP edition, in a special box!)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal Trio (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic recordings by Jamal's early trio – with Israel Crosby on bass and Ray Crawford on guitar. Tracks include "Squeeze Me", "Perfida", "Love For Sale", "Rico Pulpa", "Autumn Leaves", "Don't Blame Me", and "Black Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Vivian ReedYours Until Tomorrow – The Epic Years ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the early work of Vivian Reed – a singer who got the chance to release a handful of full length albums in the disco generation, but one who sounds even better here right at the start of her career! The beautiful package brings together rare single sides and LP tracks that Vivian cut for Epic Records in the late 60s and early 70s – music that has the vocalist really hitting the full, deep range of her talents – in settings that maybe begin with familiar uptown soul modes, but soon step off into some even more righteous territory! A range of top-shelf talents help Reed out in the studio – as the cuts feature arrangements by Van McCoy, Jimmy Wisner, Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Herb Bernstein – all of whom really find a way to unlock Vivian's vocals and really let them soar. Even the familiar tunes take on a new sort of vibe here – great soulful readings that are quite different than the originals – on titles that include "Missing You", "Shape Of Things To Come", "Don't Close The Door On Me", "I Feel The Earth Move", "Lean On Me", "Mama Open The Door", "Baby Baby", "I", "Yours Until Tomorrow", "I Wanna Be Free", "Look The Other Way", "Down Here On The Ground", "Walk On My Side", and "Then I'll Be Over You". CD

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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3LP set) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2015. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist Kamai Washington, who emerges here as a tremendous leader, a hell of a writer, and a rich jazz talent in every sense of the word – carefully steering a group of musicians through work that's searing, searching, and driven with a very cosmic vibe! Tunes are often modal, and never step too far outside, but always push the boundaries – and the instrumentation is a shifting mix of keyboards, piano, trombone, trumpet, bass, drums, and percussion – plus some vocal performances from Dwight Trible and Patrice Quinn. You might know Kamasi from his work with Flying Lotus and Thundercat – the latter of whom plays bass on this set – but the album's very much his own, and very much jazz all the way through. The kind of record we're mighty proud to be offering – with tracks that include "Askim", "The Next Step", "Rhythm Changes", "Miss Understanding", "Leroy & Lanisha", "Re Run", "Seven Prayers", "Malcolm's Theme", and "The Message". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Staple SingersFor What It's Worth – The Complete Epic Recordings 1964 to 1968 (Amen/Pray On/Freedom Highway/Why/For What It's Worth/What The World Needs Now) (3CD set) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing early work from The Staple Singers – six records that are quite different than their later fame on Stax Records during the 70s – and which have a vibe that's different too, yet equally powerful! There's a sublime mix of social politics and spiritual energy going on here – as the quartet are already moving far past standard gospel modes, and mixing their faith with a strong message during these key years of the Civil Rights era – really bridging divides with the music on these albums. The music has that sublime blend that the group perfected right from the start – almost a secret inclusion of a larger social agenda, presented amidst gospel tunes re-arranged by Pops Staples – plus some of his own great tracks too – able to reach across the aisle, and bring so many new ears to the messages the group was putting forth. The box set features six full albums – some never reissued since the LP era – Amen, Pray On, "Why, "For What It's Worth, What The World Needs Now Is Love, and the great live album Freedom Highway – recorded in Chicago! CD

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✨✧ TeaseTease (Epic) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lean, mid 80s pop soul and funk from Tease – funky and nicely thumping work from a group that features singer and songwriter Kipper Jones! Kipper would go on to bigger and brighter prospects as a hit songwriter for other artists, but, both of Tease's self-titled sets in the 80s – this one for Epic, and an earlier effort for RCA – are both unjustly slept and and stand up pretty strongly with better remembered R&B albums from the period. Some of the album reminds us of the funkier pop soul sounds coming out of Minneapolis in the mid 80s, though Tease came together from the west coast scene at the time – with beats, keys, synth, bass and soulful vocals driving it. Nice stuff that's well worth checking out! Includes "The Note", "Better Wild (Than Mild)", "Firestarter", "Body Heat", "Total Control", "Soft Music", "Baby Be Mine" and "I Wish You Were Here". CD
 
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Above The LawLivin' Like Hustlers ... CD
Ruthless/Epic, 1990. Used ... $4.99
Ruthless Cali group gangsta from Above the Law – the first and probably their best LP! A benchmark – one of the planks on the bridge between the earlier efforts from NWA, Eazy E and the click and the later Dre & Snoop heyday. Livin' Like Hustlers has a few tracks produced by Dr Dre, and the rest by ATL and Laylaw. Includes "Murder Rap", "Livin Like Hustlers", "Menace To Society", "Just Kickin Lyrics", "Untouchable", "Another Execution", "Freedome Of Speech", "Flow On" and "Ballin". CD

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Adam & The AntsDirk Wears White Sox ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Carl AndersonOn & On ... LP
Epic, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A sweet second set from 80s singer Carl Anderson – a date that's got poise, class, and a heck of a lot of soul! Although a mainstream effort, there's a nice sort of depth to the record – one that shows that Columbia wasn't pitching Anderson as much towards a crossover artist as they were some of their other mid 80s acts – instead, letting him really hang back and do his own thing – in a warmly-swinging mode that still holds up beautifully over the years! The record's a real standout in 80s mainstream male soul – and thanks is certainly due to producer/arrangers John Skip Anderson and Steve Williams, who carefully avoid the commercial side of the spectrum. Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait", "Try", "Keep It Alive", "On & On", "Lately", and "Time To Win". LP, Vinyl record album

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BabyfaceChristmas With Babyface ... CD
Epic, 1998. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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✨✧ BabyfaceDay ... LP
Epic, 1996. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Dave BaileyShiny Stockings/Two Feet In The Gutter ... 7-inch
Epic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dave Bailey SextetGetting' Into Somethin' ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Heavy duty hardbop – one of three amazing Epic Records sessions cut by drummer Dave Bailey! Dave didn't ever cut many sessions as a leader – but when he did, they really cooked hard – with a quality level and sharpness of vision that easily rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige Records at the time! In fact, this album would have been right at home on either imprint – a smoking session of soulful hardbop, with very long songs that allow plenty of room for solos by players who include Charlie Rouse on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Horace Parlan on piano – who are all in the group with Dave, alongside bassist Peck Morrison. There's a nicely unbridled feel to the whole set – a real "something extra" that's always made the album a treasure – and titles include the side-long 17 minute "Blues For JP", plus "Slop Jah", "Little Old Mongoose", and "Evad Smurd". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieOld Count & The New Count (10 inch LP) ... LP
Epic, 1940/1951. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Count BasieRock The Blues (10 inch LP) ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Titles include "Rocking The Blues", "9:20 Special", "Feedin The Bean", and "Volcano". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s/1955. Used ... $14.99
A beautiful mid 50s issue of some of the classic material that Lester Young recorded with Count Basie during the late 30s – all nicely packaged with a great cover, and annotated in a way that offers a lot more information than the original release of the material on 78rpm discs! These are the records that made Lester a giant – and for good reason, as the Basie setting seems to propel Young's horn with even more force than it might have on its own – allowing a great setting for the fresh voice that would go onto transform generations of tenor players to come! The set features 12 tracks in all – and titles include "Moten Swing", "Taxi War Dance", "Dickie's Dream", "Jump For Me", "Song Of The Islands", and "Lester Leaps In". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Jeff BeckBeck Ola ... LP
Epic, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Jeff BeckRough & Ready ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Jeff BeckTruth ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light ringwear.)

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✨✧ Jeff Beck & Jan HammerJeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Live ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Jeff Beck/Tim Bogert/Carmine AppiceBeck Bogert Appice Live ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $22.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BeethovenPiano Concerto No 5 In E Flat Major Op 73 (Emperor) – Leon Fleisher/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Epic, 1961. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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BeethovenPiano Concertos No 2 In B Flat Major Op 19 & No 4 In G Major Op 58 – Leon Fleisher/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Epic, 1961. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny ... LP
Epic, Mid 30s/1955. Very Good ... $19.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes with the frenzy of any of his competitors, but also an entertainer who was willing to step back and personalize (and vocalize) things when needed. Players on the tunes include many who would go onto lead their own groups – Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Claude Thornhill, and others – and titles include "I Can't Get Started With You", "Solo Hop", "Dixieland Shuffle", "It's Been So Long", "Let Yourself Go", "If I Had My Way", "I'd Rather Lead A Band", and "A Melody From The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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BG The Prince Of RapPower Of Rhythm ... CD
Epic, 1991. Used (pic cover)... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Colin BlunstoneOne Year (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". LP, Vinyl record album

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BostonBoston (pic disc) ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good- ... $9.99
The classic debut! Tracks include "More Than A Feeling", "Peace Of Mind", "Hitch A Ride", "Smokin", "Let Me Take You Home Tonight", and "Foreplay/Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the die-cut cover, with some stains on back.)

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Junior Bradley/Will BradleyHouse Of Bradley ... LP
Epic, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Strings by Will, jazz by Junior – who plays drums in a group with Wade Legge on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, Jack Monterose on sax, and Phil Sunkel on cornet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Will Bradley with Ray McKinleyBoogie Woogie (10 inch LP) ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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BrahmsVariations & Fugue On A Theme By Handel Op 24/Waltzes Op 39 – Leon Fleisher ... LP
Epic, 1956. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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Brother Lee RoySouth Rampart Street Parade/Ever Since You Went Away ... 78 RPM
Epic, 1954. Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Both labels have some light crayon.)

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Randy CaliforniaKapt Kopter & The Fabulous Twirly Birds ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Heavy early 70s grooves from Randy California – the former Spirit guitarist, and a solid post Hendrix, post psychedelica album cut for Epic! Fellow Spirit veteran Ed Cassidy is on drums under a pseudonym, and other pseudonymous guests include Noel Redding – and all told, there's a trippy, echoey heaviness to the proceedings that's pretty sweet. Titles include "Downer", "Devil", "I Don't Want Nobody", a heavy, heavy take on "Day Tripper" and an equally wigged out cover of Paul Simon's "Mother And Child Reunion", plus "Things Yet To Come", "Rain", "Rainbow" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, small center split in the bottom seam, and some sticker remnants on back.)

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✨✧ Cam'ronFeels Good (clean, dirty, inst)/Glory (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve. Vinyl has a small sticker on the deadwax.)

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Godfrey CambridgeReady Or Not – Here's Godfrey Cambridge ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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CatfishGet Down ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good ... $3.99
A killer classic from Bob "Catfish" Hodge – a hell of a singer from the heady Detroit scene of the 60s, and one who really made his mark with this fantastic debut on Epic Records! Bob's a blues-inspired artist at the core, but he opens up here with enough freak and fuzz to match the music of Shuggie Otis at the start of the 70s – thanks to great guitar from Mark Manko – and like some of Shuggie's first two sets on Epic, the whole thing is a mad mix of blues and rock, funk and soul – with searing guitar solos that really hold the whole thing together! The whole thing's a seminal effort for pushing this style of music past any blues rock cliches – and titles include "Catfish", "No Place To Hide", "The Hawk", "Sundown Man", "Tradition", and "Catfish/Get High Get Naked Get Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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Charlie Daniels BandVolunteer Jam III & IV ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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ChaseChase ... LP
Epic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $5.99
The debut album from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band rhythms of the late 60s, as you might find in the work of Maynard Ferguson or Woody Herman – mixed with the hipper rhythms from the rockish underground, particularly in the work of Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago. Chase is a fair bit jazzier than both of those groups – as they often put the horns more upfront than the vocals – although most numbers do have some sort of vocals as well. Instrumentation is heavy on trumpets – which come together in blasting, blaring groove, even despite the smaller size of the combo – and Phil Porter lays down some great keyboard lines that really help some of the best tracks cook nicely. Titles include "Handbags & Gladrags", "Livin In Heat", "Open Up Wide", "Hello Groceries", "Boys & Girls Together", and "Invitation To A River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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ChasePure Music/Chase ... CD
Epic/Vocalion (UK), 1971/1974. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of albums from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band rhythms of the late 60s, as you might find in the work of Maynard Ferguson or Woody Herman – mixed with the hipper rhythms from the rockish underground, particularly in the work of Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago. Chase is a fair bit jazzier than both of those groups – as they often put the horns more upfront than the vocals – although most numbers do have some sort of vocals as well. Instrumentation is heavy on trumpets – which come together in blasting, blaring groove, even despite the smaller size of the combo – and Phil Porter lays down some great keyboard lines that really help some of the best tracks cook nicely. Titles include "Handbags & Gladrags", "Livin In Heat", "Open Up Wide", "Hello Groceries", "Boys & Girls Together", and "Invitation To A River". Ennea is a jazz rock classic that still sounds pretty darn tasty today – forged on the heels of Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears, but with a sound that's leaner and meaner! The group's led by trumpeter Bill Chase – hence their name – and features lead vocals by GG Shinn and Terry Richards, both in a style that's got the same blue-eyed jazz soul overtones as that used by the groups mentioned above. The real strength of the tracks, though, is their jazzy backings – horn-heavy, as you'd expect, and hitting some great riffs and licks on the album's side-long title "suite", which features many instrumental passages. Titles include "Hades", "Aphrodite (parts 1 & 2)", "Zeus", "Poseidon", "Cronus", "It Won't Be Long", "I Can Feel It", and "Night". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Cheap TrickDream Police ... LP
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram remastered pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Cheap TrickDream Police/Heaven Tonight ... 7-inch
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Sleeve has been neatly cut down one seam.)

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Cheap TrickHeaven Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include the classic "Surrender", plus "California Man", "Takin Me Back", "On The Radio", "Stiff Competition", and "How Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Dave Clark Five5 By 5 ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Dave Clark FiveGlad All Over ... LP
Epic, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still in the shrink. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 2.)

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Dave Clark FiveGreatest Hits ... LP
Epic, 1960s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Dave Clark FiveI Like It Like That ... LP
Epic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing. Cover has some stains on the back.)

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Dave Clark FiveReturn! ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label mono pressing. Cover has tape along the seams.)

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Dave Clark FiveSatisfied With You ... LP
Epic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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Dave Clark FiveWeekend In London ... LP
Epic, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing with 1A matrix, still in the shrink. Cover has a CBS Employees Blood Bank sticker!)

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeEast River Drive ... CD
Epic, 1993. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Stanley ClarkeFind Out! ... CD
Epic, 1985. Used ... $6.99
An 80s synth funky set with a few surprising twists – including an electro/funk/old school rap cover of "Born In The USA"! Other tracks include "Find Out", "The Sky's The Limit", "Stereotypica" and "Psychedelic". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeHideaway ... LP
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Hideaway makes a move towards more delicate synth soul for Clarke – who assembles an impressive guest list that includes Stanley Jordan, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Copeland. Titles include a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed", plus "My Love, Her Inspiration", "Where Do We Go", "Old Friends" and "When It's Cold Outside". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley Clarke & George DukeThree ... CD
Epic, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert ClaryMeet Robert Clary ... LP
Epic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss peel at the opening.)

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✨✧ ClashClash On Broadway (3CD set) ... CD
Epic/Legacy, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Promotional copy, CDs in individual jewel cases without booklet.)

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Johnny ColesWarm Sound ... LP
Epic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who's probably best known to the world for his work with Charles Mingus, or for his other 60s session on Blue Note! This album's quite different than both of those aspects of Johnny's career – and has him blowing some sweetly soulful ballads in a quartet setting with Kenny Drew on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The feel is quite like some of Art Farmer's best of this nature from the time – laidback, but never too sleepy or sloppy – and Johnny definitely brings an edge to the record on the best numbers. Titles include some great Randy Weston compositions – "Hi Fly", "Pretty Strange", and "Where" – plus Johnny Coles' own "Room 3". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese CBS/Sony pressing, SONP 50412. Cover has some light wear.)

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Culture BeatHorizon ... CD
Sony/Epic, 1991. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Charlie Daniels BandSaddle Tramp ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Fay De WittThrough Sick & Sin ... LP
Epic, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Arranged & conducted by Joe Harnell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ DonovanDonovan's Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ DonovanMellow Yellow (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 28.99
Easily one of Donovan's most successful albums – but also a brilliant blend of folk and jazz that forged a bold new sound in the 60s – here in the original mono mix! Part of the strength of the set comes from arranger John Cameron – an artist that we love for his jazz and easy work of the late 60s, and who's working here with players that include British jazzmen Phil Seamen, Tony Carr, Ronnie Ross, and Harold McNair! The instrumental component of the album alone is worth the price of admission – as Cameron gently blends together moddish and trippy styles, alongside some folksier vocals and guitar from Donovan. But it's also Donovan's own extrapolation of styles of the time that really makes the album a masterpiece – a strange post-folk mode of expression that's almost a British counterpart to the genius of Simon & Garfunkel, but which is arguably darker and more intellectual. Apart from classic hits like "Museum" and "Mellow Yellow", the album also features some moodier brilliance on tracks that include "The Observation", "Hampstead Incident", "Sunny South Kensington", "Writer In The Sun", "Sand & Foam", and "House Of Jansch". LP, Vinyl record album
(On yellow vinyl!)

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DonovanWear Your Love Like Heaven ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of Donovan's greatest albums! This LP is a perfect blend of pop psychedelia – complicated little songs that sum more in a short space than some of Donovan's contemporaries could do in a single album side. Nearly every cut on here is a tiny little 3 minute gem – and tunes include "There Was A Time", "Sun", "The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Little Boy In Corduroy", and "Mad John's Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George DukeDon't Let Go ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
A sweet bit of modern funk from George Duke – working here in a mode that's definitely tighter and more soul-based than his trippier albums of the early 70s – but also in a groove that's pretty darn sweet! George wonderfully blends together his jazz roots and some of the wider soul styles he'd helped forge on the California scene – keeping things smooth, but never slick – bringing in some nice acoustic percussion alongside the album's overall electric sound. A number of cuts have vocals, and George handled both production and arrangements – on tracks that include the P-Funky "Dukey Stick", an old sample from way back – plus "Movin On", "The Future", "We Give Our Love", and "Percussion Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Dukes Of DixielandDukes Of Dixieland (10-inch) ... LP
Epic, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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EdgewoodsSo Fine/Those Golden Oldies ... 7-inch
Epic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Epic sleeve.)

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Herb Ellis & Stuff SmithTogether ... LP
Epic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Strings are king in this rare set from guitarist Herb Ellis and jazz violinist Stuff Smith – a date that's possibly more on Stuff's side of the spectrum, but which comes during a short by great run of Ellis work for Epic in the early 60s! Tracks are longer than you might expect – especially for a Smith session – with an open feel that's got an almost Verve-like energy. Ellis gets some great open solos on the date, and Stuff vocalizes on two tracks in this cool raspy way – and titles include "Skip It", "Blues For Janet", "Get Acquainted Blues", and "Hillcrest". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Face To Face10-9-8 (dance mix, dub) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Georgie FameShorty ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An excellent little album from British vocalist Georgie Fame – one that has him moving way past the simple beat group sound of his roots, into a sophisticated style that mixes jazz vocalizing, hard grooving, and lots of rock/R&B influences! Georgie's still got his Mose Allison-inspired vocal style, but the band behind him is a lot more open-ended, and grooves along freely in these great organ riffing rhythms – open-ended and very swinging on some numbers, but in a way that's different from Fame's rougher-edged roots. Titles include "Oliver's Gone", "Somebody Stole My Thunder", "Fully Booked", "Inside Story", and "Seventh Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and is lightly stained & wavy at the bottom.)

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Fleetwood MacEnglish Rose (remastered) ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1969. Used ... $8.99
Titles include "Stop Messin Round", "Something Inside Of Me", "Albatross", and "Love That Burns". CD

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Dan FogelbergGreetings From The West – Dan Fogelberg Live ... CD
Full Moon/Epic, 1991. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Dan FogelbergSouvenirs ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Panama FrancisExploding Drums! ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
An album of drum-heavy tracks recorded by drummer Panama Francis – who at this point could boast a long career working with jazz luminaries like Duke Ellington, Lucky Millinder, and Cab Calloway. The set's got Francis using his drums to cook up a rock-like beat on a set of instrumentals. Most of the cuts have a honking sax or other instrument up front to create that "rock and roll" groove – but the best numbers feature Francis' drums in a more unfettered setting. Titles include "Exploding Drums", "Hit The Road Jack", "Panama The Drummer Boy", and "Sticks & Stones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Label has a promo sticker. Cover has a sticker spot on back.)

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FrankieIf I Had You (chucky thompson remix, remix radio edit, lp, remix inst, remix acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1997. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner and lightly wear.)

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Ghostface KillahBulletproof Wallets ... LP
Epic, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
Ghostface's follow up to Supreme Clientele – a tough predecessor to live up, no doubt about that – but Bulletproof Wallets is still a cut or 10 above some of the Wu work of the later 90s and early 00s! The single "Ghost Showers" is a great track, and "Never Be The Same Again" with Raekwon and Carl Thomas is another killer cut – others titles include "Flowers" with Method Man & Superb, "Jealousy", "The Juks" feat Trife & Superb, "Walking Through Darkness" feat Takitha, "The Hilton", "Ice" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Ghostface KillahCherchez La Ghost (clean, inst, LP)/We Made It (clean, inst, LP) ... 12-inch
Epic/Razor Sharp, 2000. Very Good (pic cover)... $6.99
Look to the Ghost. "We Made It" features Superb. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Macy GrayHey Young World II (album, rmx, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 2001. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
Featuring Slick Rick, with production on both the LP & remix by ?uestlove of the Roots. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Macy GrayId ... LP
Epic, 2001. Very Good ... $9.99
Macy Gray's steps to a higher level on The Id – this is no "sophomore slump" to our ears – actually a helluva lot better than her big selling debut! As on her first set, Macy's vocals are wonderful – totally unique, with that warm raspy soulful style that makes her one of the most instantly recognizable soul artists since Al Green. The production is very strong too – with a sound that's new and fresh compared to most chart soul acts, but which also has its roots in the Columbia crossover sound of the late 60s, with traces of artists like Sly Stone and Janis Joplin all colliding into one cool groovy sound! Titles include "Hey Young World (part 2)", featuring Slick Rick, plus "Blowin Up Your Speakers", "Forgiveness", "My Nutmeg Phantasy" (featuring Angie Stone & Mos Def), "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu), "Sexual Revolution", and "Relating To A Psychopath". LP, Vinyl record album

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Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... LP
Epic, 1999. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Macy's first album, debuting her raw approach to both singing and lyrical content. With "I've Committed Murder", "Why Didn't You Call Me", "Sex-o-matic Venus Freak", "A Moment To myself", "Do Something" and "The Letter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Bessie GriffinOh Glory Hallelujah! ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Label has a promo sticker. Cover has some marker on back.)

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Grin feat Nils LofgrenBest Of Grin Featuring Nils Lofgren ... LP
Epic, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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GunGun ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good ... $33.99
Big, heavy late 60s British rock from Gun – with the raw, lumbering and bluesy (or better, bloozy) power trio core that's fleshed out in the studio with horns and other more sweeping touches! It's wild stuff, a genuine precursor to heavy metal in the searing guitars, thundering drums and bass, and wild eyed vocals – we have to wonder of the label thought it was too menacing and brought in the strings and horns to make it more approachable – but it actually just makes it weirder, which we love! Titles include their hit "Race With The Devil" plus "The Sad Saga Of The Boy And The Bee", "Rupert's Travels", "Yellow Cab Man", "It Won't Be Long (Heartbeat)", "Sunshine", "Rat Race" and"Take Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has ring and edgew.)

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Merle Haggard16 Biggest Hits ... CD
Epic/Legacy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Merle HaggardGoing Where The Lonely Go ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great work from Merle Haggard on Epic – the kind of record that some folks might pass over in favor of his late 60s Capitol Records material, but which we treasure just as much as the years go on! Merle's voice is fantastic at this point – able to handle a growing range of themes with an open, honest approach that almost makes us think that some of his earlier modes were a bit of a pose – as he slides into the sounds of The Strangers with an easygoing mode that's so effortless its breathtaking – especially when you realize how many original songs he brought to the session too. Leona Williams is in the group on backup vocals, and contributed two great tunes too – and titles include "Why Am I Drinkin", "If I Left It Up To You", "Someday You're Gonna Need Your Friends Again", "Shopping For Dresses", "Half A Man", "For All I Know", and "You Take Me For Granted". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Roy HamiltonYou'll Never Walk Alone ... LP
Epic, 1954. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)

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HeatwaveCandles ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good ... $5.99
Killer soul from Heatwave – a tight little group who definitely made the UK proud at the end of the 70s! The album's a bit more obscure than the group's first few, but the sound is very much the same – a warmly grooving approach that's neither too disco, nor too sleepy – always catchy on the hooks, and recorded with a nicely flanged style on the vocals – so that they're compressed a bit, and slide nicely in alongside the beats and keys! The mighty Rod Tempterton's still handling a good deal of the arrangements on the set, and some of the backings are orchestrated by Johnny Cameron – almost in a late 70s update of his earlier funky style. Titles include the funky cut "Gangsters Of The Groove", plus "All I Am", "Dreamin You", "Party Suite", "Posin Til Closin", "Turn Around", and "Where Did I Go Wrong", a sweet little ballad. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Candles (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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HeatwaveCandles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $12.99
Killer soul from Heatwave – a tight little group who definitely made the UK proud at the end of the 70s! The album's a bit more obscure than the group's first few, but the sound is very much the same – a warmly grooving approach that's neither too disco, nor too sleepy – always catchy on the hooks, and recorded with a nicely flanged style on the vocals – so that they're compressed a bit, and slide nicely in alongside the beats and keys! The mighty Rod Tempterton's still handling a good deal of the arrangements on the set, and some of the backings are orchestrated by Johnny Cameron – almost in a late 70s update of his earlier funky style. Titles include the funky cut "Gangsters Of The Groove", plus "All I Am", "Dreamin You", "Party Suite", "Posin' 'Til Closin'", "Turn Around", and "Where Did I Go Wrong", a sweet little ballad. The Big Break UK remastered edition has a massive 9 bonus tracks – including "Gangsters Of The Groove (Single Version)", "Jitterbuggin' (UK Single Version)", "Where Did I Go Wrong (UK Single Version)", "Posin' 'Til Closin' (UK Single Version)" and other alternate mixes b-sides "Find Someone Like You" and "Wack That Axe". CD
Also available Candles ... LP 5.99

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HeatwaveCentral Heating ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together wonderfully! The album hits equally well on all burners – with some key mellow cuts, and a few funkier upbeat numbers. Titles include loads of classics – like "Mind Blowing Decisions", "Star Of A Story", "Groove Line", "Send Out For Sunshine", and "Leavin For A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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HeatwaveHeatwave's Greatest Hits ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Killer classics from Heatwave – one of the few UK groups who managed to score big with a US soul market back in the 70s! The album's filled with gems from the group – from mellow slow jams to bumping groovers – including some of those tightly compressed numbers that the group always did so well! Titles include "Boogie Nights", "Always & Forever", "Mind Blowing Decisions", "Gangsters Of The Groove", "Lettin' It Loose", "Look After Love", "Posin' Til Closin", "The Groove Line", and "The Big Guns". CD

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HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... CD
Epic, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul stations played album side specials the way that classic rock stations do, side one would be in heavy rotation – as it kicks off with the funky title cut, rolls into the hit "Boogie Nights", cuts to the sample classic "Ain't No Half Steppin" (forever made famous by Big Daddy Kane), and steps into the moody ballad "Always & Forever". It's hard to beat that lineup, but side two does a pretty good job – and includes a similar mix of titles like "Super Soul Sister", "All You Do Is Dial", and "Sho'nuff Must Be Love". CD

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John HiattHangin Around The Observatory/Overcoats ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two Epic albums from John Hiatt – back to back on a single CD! First up is Hangin Around The Observatory – an early gem from the great John Hiatt – a singer/songwriter who seems to spring into the world with a sound and style that's already fully formed! Hiatt recorded the album at Columbia's Nashville studios – which might emphasize some of the country currents in his music – but as always with his albums, there's a special, specific sort of vibe going on – smart songwriting, and an approach that's post-folk, with vocals that sometimes have a Randy Newman or Tom Waits sort of bite – a quality that maybe kept John far from the charts, but high in the hearts of critics and fans over the 70s. Titles include "Maybe Baby Say You Do", "Whistles In My Ears", "Full Moon", "Ocean", "Little Blue Song For You", and "Hangin Around The Observatory". On Overcoats, John Hiatt really finds his own groove – a special singer/songwriter mode that would make him one of the most distinct talents of his time – and part of a unique 70s lineage of new male singers, which might include Tom Waits and John Prine! As with both of those artists, there's a lot of older roots in Hiatt's music – but taken apart, and reworked towards newer modes – with especially smart songwriting that kind of sneaks up on you, especially when delivered with the raspy charms of John's vocals. Titles include "One More Time", "I'm Tired Of Your Stuff", "I Want Your Love Inside Of Me", "The Lady Of The Night", "Motorboat To Heaven", and "Smiling In The Rain". CD

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✨✧ Dan HicksDan Hicks & His Hot Licks – Original Recordings ... LP
Epic, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The debut album from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – a brilliant little set, and quite possibly the truest realization of his subtle acoustic genius! The sound here is free from cliches that later got in the way with Hicks – and the album's a refreshing return to roots, but without any of the too-posturing modes of other groups like this from the time! Hicks keeps things real cool here – very subtle, and quite spare at times – with elements of acoustic swing, bluegrass, and country all bubbling underneath – but an overall execution that's somewhat focused and urbane. There's none of the too old-timey moments you might expect – and if anything, we're impressed at how freshly contemporary a bunch of acoustic hippies can sound here! Titles include "Slow Movin", "I Scare Myself", "Canned Music", "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away", "It's Bad Grammar Baby", and "Jukie's Ball". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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HiroshimaThird Generation ... LP
Epic, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A real breakout album for Hiroshima – and a set that seems to show up in just about every collection of vintage fusion albums we look at! The set's the group's third, as you might guess from the title – and it's got the Hiroshima quintet sliding together in a perfect groove – soulful fusion that's maybe got a strong Cali vibe, but which occasionally has a few exotic touches on the instrumentation – all handled in a style that's kind of an 80s update of the Japanese soul fusion mode of the late 70s. Rhythms are electric at a few points, but their offset by some koto, shamisen, and nice use of flutes and saxes by leader Dan Kuramoto – on titles that include "Heavenly Angel", "We Are", "Ren", "From The Heart", "Sukoshi Bit", "Long Walks", and "Distant Thoughts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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HiroshimaThird Generation/Another Place/Go ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 16.99
A trio of albums from Hiroshima – collected together in one 2CD set! First up is Third Generation – a real breakout album for Hiroshima – and a set that seems to show up in just about every collection of vintage fusion albums we look at! The set's the group's third, as you might guess from the title – and it's got the Hiroshima quintet sliding together in a perfect groove – soulful fusion that's maybe got a strong Cali vibe, but which occasionally has a few exotic touches on the instrumentation – all handled in a style that's kind of an 80s update of the Japanese soul fusion mode of the late 70s. Rhythms are electric at a few points, but their offset by some koto, shamisen, and nice use of flutes and saxes by leader Dan Kuramoto – on titles that include "Heavenly Angel", "We Are", "Ren", "From The Heart", "Sukoshi Bit", "Long Walks", and "Distant Thoughts". Another Place is a record that definitely has Hiroshima taking their origins seriously – as although the album's still got the same fusion vibe as before, it almost seems to step up even more Japanese elements too! The rhythms are maybe a bit more programmed than in the past, but the album also makes use of wood flutes, koto, taiko, shamisen, and other Japanese instrumentation – and features some occasional vocals from June Kuramoto too – all in a slinky fusion style with a slight eastern current. Titles include "One Wish", "Save Yourself For Me", "I Do Remember", "The Game", "Undercover", and "What's It To Ya". On Go, Hiroshima are maybe moving a bit far from the fusion of their roots – but the overall sound here is still sweetly electric, and served up in a nice mix of eastern and western styles! If anything, the group seem even more focused on melody – not in a commercial way, but using more stripped-down instrumentation at times to focus on the special sweetness created in the compositions of leader/reedman Dan Kuramoto – who also plays keyboards and even a bit of shakuhachi on the album. There's vocals on the set – sung lead and soulfully by Barbara Long – but the main focus is instrumental, and titles include "Go", "I've Been Here Before", "311", "Obon", "No 9", "Why Can't I Love You", and "Hawaiian Electric". CD

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HolliesDear Eloise/King Midas In Reverse ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime work from The Hollies – a cool US album that brings together some of their best bits from their 60s UK run on EMI! Some of the best numbers here were arranged by Johnny Scott – and titles include "King Midas In Reverse", "Would You Believe", "Maker", "Step Inside", "Butterfly", "Postcard", "Dear Eloise", and "Wishyouawish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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HolliesEvolution ... LP
Epic, 1967. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Wonderful work from The Hollies – from a time when the group was moving way past simple Brit Invasion pop – as you 'can probably guess from the cover and title! The Hollies hit a really special sort of sound here – slightly trippy, but still razor-sharp – making great use of the voice of Graham Nash, and also getting some perfect assistance on arrangements from Mike Vickers – who knows how to be ambitious with arrangements, but still keep things very focused! The tunes are overflowing with new ideas, but are still super-catchy too – and titles include "Water On The Brain", "Then The Heartaches Begin", "Rain On The Window", "Games We Play", "Lullaby To Tim", and "When Your Light Turned On". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Spanish Guersen pressing in a backflapped cover. Includes insert.)
 
 
 



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