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✨✧ BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 17.98
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records in the 70s – but working for the Bay Area Fantasy label, they really took off into an amazing groove that was all their own – still informed by jazz, but free to open up to lots of funk and soul elements too – sometimes with vocals in the lead, sometimes more focus on the kinds of solos that always set them apart from all their contemporaries! The cuts have some wonderful keyboard work from a young Kevin Toney – who's gone onto a lot of fame over the years – and production on all cuts is either by Larry Mizell, Donald Byrd, or George Duke – key 70s jazz funk forces who keep things mighty tight in the studio! The package features work from all Blackbyrds albums of the 70s – including the Cornbread Earl & Me soundtrack, and the Night Grooves remix set – and the package features 25 titles that include "Enter In", "Party Land", "Do It Fluid", "Gut Level", "Summer Love", "I Need You", "The Baby", "Blackbyrds' Theme", "City Life", "Rock Creek Park", "Walking In Rhythm", "A Hot Day Today", "Wilford's Gone", "One Gun Salute", "Supernatural Feeling", "Mysterious Vibes", and "Soft & Easy". CD

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Dennis BovellDubmaster – The Essential Anthology ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CDs ... $17.99 19.98
A massive tribute to the long career of Dennis Bovell – the British artist who first rose up in the late 70s group Matumbi, then went on to share his production talents with a host of other artists in the decades that followed! This double-length set brings together a career-spanning set of tracks that all were handled by Bovell – a first half that features his own recordings under a number of groups, and a second half that features Bovell production and studio work with a range of other artists too – including some rare and unissued material, in a package put together by Dennis himself! Titles include the Bovell cuts "Run Rasta Run" with African Stone, "Come With Me" as Dennis Curtis, "The Grunwick Affair" and "Za Lon" with 4th Street Orchestra, "Blood Ah Go Run/Blood Dem (12" mix)" by Matumbi, and cuts "Brain Damage", "Chief Inspector", "Dub Master", "Silly Dub", "Caught You In A Lie", "After Tonight (acoustic version)", "Raindrops", "Eye Water", and "Pow Wow" – all issued under Bovell's name. The second half features titles that include "African Queen" by Errol Campbell, "Africa Is Our Land" by Joshua Moses, "Take Five" by Young Lions, "Portrait Of You" by Gladwin Wright, "Hooked On You" by Delroy Wilson, "Cry" by Angelique, "A Little Way Different/Differentah (12" mix)" by Errol Dunkley with Julio Finn, "Silly Games" by Janet Kay, "Get Up Stand Up" by I Roy, and "Positive Vibrations" by Pebbles. CD

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Dave BrubeckEssential Dave Brubeck ... CD
Columbia, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $2.99
Includes 31 tracks, mostly from Brubeck's classic Columbia recordings with Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello. CD

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T Bone BurnettTwenty Twenty – The Essential T Bone Burnett ... CD
Sony/Legacy, 1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, slipcase has some light wear.)

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ClashEssential Clash ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Includes 40 tracks on 2 CDs! CD

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Perry ComoEssential 60's Singles Collection ... CD
Taragon/BMG, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
20 songs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Marlene DietrichEssential Marlene Dietrich ... CD
Capitol, 1930s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Duke EllingtonDuke – The Essential Collection – 1927 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A really nice set – arranged chronologically – with one disc devoted to Ellington's pre-war 78 rpm recordings, and two discs pulled from his classic Columbia LPs. 66 tracks total, plus a great booklet with detailed notes on each track. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Lefty FrizzellLook What Thoughts Will Do – The Essential Lefty Frizzell 1950 to 1963 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieEssential Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Verve, 1950s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Titles include "The Champ", "Exactly Like You", "Jessica's Day", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Birk's Works", "I Know That You Know", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Jazz GillumEssential ... CD
Document/Classic Blues, 1930s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine.)

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Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday – Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, and Billie emerges with songs throughout – using Millstein's narration to bracket portions of her career, then delivering the tunes associated with that portion. Backing is by an all-hip group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Chico Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, and Buck Clayton – and titles include "I Cried For You", "My Man", "Don't Explain", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Body & Soul", "I Love My Man", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese Polydor pressing – UMV 2600 – with obi and insert. Obi is torn in half at the seams, with the back piece crinkled.)

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Etta JamesEssential Etta James ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s/Mid 70s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
44 tracks on 2CDs – including some previously unreleased tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jason & The ScorchersAre You Ready For The Country? – Essential Jason And The Scorchers Vol 1 ... CD
EMI, 1980s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Billy JoelEssential Billy Joel ... CD
Columbia, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart, Frances Wayne, Neal Hefti, Red RodneyEarly Bebop – Essential Keynote Collection 3 ... CD
Mercury/Nippon (Japan), 1946/1947. Used ... $6.99
Music from Dave Lambert And Buddy Stewart With Red Rodney's Be-Boppers, Frances Wayne with Neal Hefti And His Orchestra, Neal Hefti And His Orchestra, and Red Rodney's Be-Boppers. CD
(Out of print.)

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Little WalterEssential Little Walter ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99 8.99
A fantastic set – 46 Chess Records recordings, including a few unissued titles! CD
(CONDITION NOTE: this copy is missing the booklet, complete track list on back cover – priced accordingly.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersEssential Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD
Trojan, Early 1960s. Used 2 CD ... $8.99
35 tracks across 2 CDs. CD
(BMG pressing.)

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✨✧ Memphis Jug BandEssential ... CD
Classic Blues, Late 1920s/Early 1930s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
Includes 36 tracks on 2 CDs. CD

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✨✧ PleasureGlide – The Essential Selection 1975 to 1982 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 17.98
A jazzy combo with a heart of soul – and a group who may well be one of our favorite funk groups from the 70s! Pleasure has an amazing way of being tight, yet never slick or commercial – a sound that's right on the money, but far from the mainstream too – which has kept them at the top of the stacks for crate-diggers and rare groove collectors for years! This sweet double-length package is a very well-chosen set of their gems for Fantasy records, and a few later tracks for RCA – a really expansive look at all that's great about the group – with classics mixed with overlooked album cuts and some great funky numbers you might have missed otherwise. Nearly everything Pleasure ever cut is fantastic, but this set is even more fantastic than the rest – and features 25 titles that include "Bouncy Lady", "Dust Yourself Off", "Joyous", "Ghettos Of The Mind", "Only You", "Sassafras Girl", "Glide", "Farewell Goodbye", "Special Things", "Thoughts Of Old Flames", "Give It Up", "Sending My Love", "Stone Love", "Glide (special disco rmx)", "Space Is The Place", "Living Without You", "Let's Dance", and a previously unreleased "Foxy Lady (disco version)". CD

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Asha PuthliEssential Asha Puthli ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
The first ever career-spanning look at the music of legendary vocalist Asha Puthli – a singer who's maybe best known for her 70s club work on the European scene, but who also has a much wider range of expression – which you'll discover here! There's definitely some of the soul-based work that's made Asha a favorite with the rare groove scene over the years – but the set also includes early work with rock bands, and even a few experimental jazz numbers that predate her recordings for the discos! The double-length set is a delight throughout – a package that's really opened our eyes to sides of Asha's music we never knew – and titles include performances with Ornette Coleman on "What Reason Could I Give" and "All My Life", work with Charlie Mariano on "Mirror", vocals with The Surfers on "Sound Of Silence" and "Sunny", and with The Savages on "Pain" – plus solo tracks that include "Lies", "Right Down Here", "We're Gonna Bury The Rock", "Mister Moonlight", "1001 Nights Of Love (reprise)", "Music Machine", "Peek A Boo Boogie", "Devil Is Loose", "Space Talk", "I'm Gonna Dance", and "One Night Affair". CD
Also available Essential Asha Puthli ... LP 27.99

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Asha PuthliEssential Asha Puthli ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.99
The first ever career-spanning look at the music of legendary vocalist Asha Puthli – a singer who's maybe best known for her 70s club work on the European scene, but who also has a much wider range of expression – which you'll discover here! There's definitely some of the soul-based work that's made Asha a favorite with the rare groove scene over the years – but the set also includes early work with rock bands, and even a few experimental jazz numbers that predate her recordings for the discos! The double-length set is a delight throughout – a package that's really opened our eyes to sides of Asha's music we never knew – and titles include performances with Ornette Coleman on "What Reason Could I Give" and "All My Life", work with Charlie Mariano on "Mirror", vocals with The Surfers on "Sound Of Silence" and "Sunny", and with The Savages on "Pain" – plus solo tracks that include "Lies", "Right Down Here", "We're Gonna Bury The Rock", "Mister Moonlight", "1001 Nights Of Love (reprise)", "Music Machine", "Peek A Boo Boogie", "Devil Is Loose", "Space Talk", "I'm Gonna Dance", and "One Night Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Essential Asha Puthli ... CD 11.99

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Sonny RollinsEssential Sonny Rollins On Riverside ... CD
Riverside, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Pannonica", "Dearly Beloved", "Cutie", "Freedom Suite", "Someday I'll Find You", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", and "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe". CD

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Jimmy RushingEssential Jimmy Rushing ... CD
Vanguard, 1954/1955. Used ... $2.99
Vocalist Jimmy Rushing first came to fame working with Count Basie in the 30s, but it wasn't until the 50s that he really got the chance to step out on his own and cut a number of great sessions in the studio! This set features one of Jimmy's finest moments of the 50s – material recorded for Vanguard Records in 1954 and 1955, respectively, and featuring Rushing in the company of great small group trad players like Buddy Tate, Pat Jenkins, Emmett Berry, Lawrence Brown, and Freddie Green. The format is laidback and simple on both records – a style that clearly hearkens back to the Kansas City swing of the 30s, but which is delivered here with a more stripped-down approach that lets us focus even more on Rushing's earthy vocal presentation. Titles include the original tracks "Good Morning Blues", "Take Me Back Baby", "Sent For You Yesterday", and "Goin To Chicago" – plus versions of "How Long", "See See Rider", "Evenin". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Pete SeegerEssential Pete Seeger ... CD
Vanguard, 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Gary SimonsJane B – The Essential Jane Birkin Discography ... Book
Secret History, 2023. New Copy ... $20.99 29.99
The lovely Jane Birkin is maybe most famous for her late 60s duets with Serge Gainsbourg, but the singer's also got a huge legacy of great music as well – both with Serge and on her own! Author Gary Simons digs deep into the long legacy of Jane Birkin's recordings – from those late 60s/70s moments when Serge was writing a lot of her material and handling production – to that surprisingly long run in later life, when after the passing of Gainsbourg, she turned into a creative force on her own – far more so than anyone might have guessed from her early teen years as an actress. Simons presents Birkin's discography in a very cool way – with full color pages that focus on each album, with images of the album covers and other details – plus other notes on the contents. The book begins with an essay on Jane, then runs through all the records – even up to the recent complete CD box set. The book is relatively slim, but hardcover and well done – full color images throughout! Book

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Lester YoungComplete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD
Keynote/Nippon (Japan), 1943. Used ... $1.99
Music from the Lester Young quartet and the Kansas City Seven. CD
(1987 pressing – made in Japan)

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✨✧ VariousWestbound Super Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul, Jazz Samples, & Breakbeats ... CD
Ace/Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Deep deep funk from the legendary Westbound label – the important early home to Ohio Players and Funkadelic, but also host to some other great funky groups too! In keeping with the name, the cuts here focus on the kind of Westbound tracks that have great drum breaks in their groove – or which stand out as great selections for sampling, too – but all presented with the same sort of care, research, and attention to detail that the Ace label brings to all of their famous soul collections! In other words, the whole thing's got all the sharp edges and funky beats as one of those dodgy sample collections – but the sound is better, the tracks are legit, and the whole thing features detailed notes as well. Titles include "Kissing My Love" by Spanky Wilson, "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players, "Suzie Thundertussy" by Junie, "You & Your Folks Me & My Folks" by Funkadelic, "Music Man (part 2)" by Pleasure Web, "Back From The Dead" by King Errisson, "You're Gettin A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Pack Of Lies" by The Counts, "Funk It Down" by Caesar Frazier, "Good Old Music" by Mgictones, "The Fuz & Da Boog" by Fuzzy Haskins, "Heartbreaker Of The Year" by Denise LaSalle, "Does He Treat You Better" by Unique Blend, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes (Tom Moulton mix)" by Fantastic Four, "Tightrope (single mix)" by Junie, and "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic. CD
Also available Westbound Super Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul, Jazz Samples, & Breakbeats (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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VariousWestbound Super Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul, Jazz Samples, & Breakbeats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ace/Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
Deep deep funk from the legendary Westbound label – the important early home to Ohio Players and Funkadelic, but also host to some other great funky groups too! In keeping with the name, the cuts here focus on the kind of Westbound tracks that have great drum breaks in their groove – or which stand out as great selections for sampling, too – but all presented with the same sort of care, research, and attention to detail that the Ace label brings to all of their famous soul collections! In other words, the whole thing's got all the sharp edges and funky beats as one of those dodgy sample collections – but the sound is better, the tracks are legit, and the whole thing features detailed notes as well. Titles include "Kissing My Love" by Spanky Wilson, "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players, "Suzie Thundertussy" by Junie, "You & Your Folks Me & My Folks" by Funkadelic, "Music Man (part 2)" by Pleasure Web, "Back From The Dead" by King Errisson, "You're Gettin A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Pack Of Lies" by The Counts, "Funk It Down" by Caesar Frazier, "Good Old Music" by Mgictones, "The Fuz & Da Boog" by Fuzzy Haskins, "Heartbreaker Of The Year" by Denise LaSalle, "Does He Treat You Better" by Unique Blend, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes (Tom Moulton mix)" by Fantastic Four, "Tightrope (single mix)" by Junie, and "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Westbound Super Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul, Jazz Samples, & Breakbeats ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Guy ClarkEssential Guy Clark ... CD
RCA, Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ John DenverEssential John Denver ... CD
EMI/Madacy, 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ 5th DimensionEssential 5th Dimension ... CD
Arista, Late 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 36 tracks on 2 CDs. CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockEssential Herbie Hancock ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Watermelon Man", "'Round Midnight", "Cantaloupe Island", "Maiden Voyage", "Circle", "The Sorcerer", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", "Hidden Shadows", "Chameleon", "Joanna's Theme", "Butterfly", "People Music", "Milestones", "4 A.M.", "Come Running To Me", "Finger Painting", "Stars In Your Eyes", "Rockit", "St. Louis Blues", and "Manhattan". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ George JonesEssential George Jones – The Spirit Of Country ... CD
Legacy/Epic, 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 44 tracks on 2 CDs and features duets with Johnny Paycheck, Tammy Wynette, and Merle Haggard. CD

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✨✧ Little MiltonWelcome To The Club – The Essential Chess Recordings ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, Columbia House pressing.)

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✨✧ Miriam MakebaHer Essential Recordings – Empress Of African Song ... CD
Manteca (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "In The Land Of The Zulus", "Pata Pata", "Kutheni Sithandwa", "Makoti", "Kilimanjaro", "Click Song No 1", "Amampondo", "Chicken", "Carnival" and more – 40 tracks over 2 discs! CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Michael Nyman BandEssential Michael Nyman Band ... CD
Argo, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEssential Sonny Rollins – The RCA Years ... CD
RCA/Legacy, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Don Cherry, Ben Riley, Roy McCurdy, Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Paul Bley, Coleman Hawkins, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Otis RushEssential Otis Rush – The Classic Cobra Recordings 1956 to 1958 ... CD
Fuel 2000, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
24 tracks including "I Can't Quit You Baby", "My Love Will Never Die", "Groaning The Blues", "Double Trouble", "Three Times A Fool", "She's A Good 'Un", and "It Takes Time". CD
(Sealed copy. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD
Mercury, 1943. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 16 tracks from the Lester Young Quartet and the Kansas City Seven. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Complete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ VariousEssential Blues Piano ... CD
House Of Blues, 1997. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes music by Amos Milburn, Lafayette Leake, Dr. John, Eddie Boyd, Johnnie Johnson, Omar Shariff, Memphis Slim, Detroit Junior, Katie Webster, Blind John Davis, and more – 31 tracks in all! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousMastercuts LifeStyle Chilled Lounge – Essential Chilled Beats From The Chillout Lounge (3CD set) ... CD
Mastercuts (UK), 2007. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks from Full Force, Plaza, Donny Baptiste, Easy Access Orchestra, Metro Orchestra, Herb Meter, VJ-Scan, Jazzanova, Cinematic Orchestra featuring Fontella Bass, Fink, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AirtoEssential Airto – Featuring Flora Purim & Special Friends ... LP
Buddah, Early 70s/1976. Very Good+ 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Killer reissue that combines both of the albums that Airto recorded for Buddah in the early 70s! The records were done with the help of Flora Purim and Hermeto Pascoal, plus Sivuca and Dom Um Romao – and they both boast perfect production, and just the right mix of Brazilian instrumentation and fusiony sounds. If you've ever heard one of Airto's weaker albums and wondered what the fuss was about, get this set and see how great he can be – because the record's got soaring jazzy Brazilian cuts that rank with the best stuff we stock! With the tracks "Andei", "Bebe", "Mixing", "The Tunnel", "On Sonho", Papo Furado", and "O Galho da Rosiera". 16 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a non-gatefold cover, with a small cutout notch, light wear, and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Count BasieEssential Count Basie (3CD set) ... CD
Laser Light, 1940s/1950s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes 34 tracks on 3 CDs. Notable sidemen include Frank Wess, Thad Jones, Al Grey, Frank Foster, and Freddie Green CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Count BasieEssential Count Basie Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Live & Love Tonight", "Rock-A-Bye Basie", "Taxi War Dance", "Miss Thing (parts 1 & 2)", "Nobody Know", and "Pound Cake" – 16 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieEssential Count Basie Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, 1939/1940. Used ... Out Of Stock
Essential is right – as the tracks here are all Vocalion and Columbia 78rpm releases – from a time when Lester Young was in the group on tenor, and Buck Clayton on trumpet! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieEssential Count Basie Vol 3 ... CD
Columbia, 1940/1941. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "The World Is Mad (Part 1)", "Moten Swing", "Broadway", "The Jitters", "9:20 Special", and "Stampede In G Minor" – 16 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Tony BennettEssential Tony Bennett ... CD
Columbia, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge collection – 39 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ James CarrEssential James Carr ... CD
Razor & Tie, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
20 tracks in all – most from his legendary Goldwax Records years in Memphis! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisEssential Albums (Cookin'/Relaxin'/Workin'/Steamin') (4CD set) ... CD
Prestige, 1956. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Just about as essential as it gets – RVG Editions of Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', and Steamin' – all in one nice set! CD
(Packaged together in a nice clothbound case!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisEssential Miles Davis ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Mid 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/Mid 1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Now's The Time", "Jeru", "Compulsion", "Tempus Fugit", "Walkin'", "'Round Midnight", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "New Rhumba", "Generique", "Summertime", "So What", "The Pan Piper", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "My Funny Valentine", "E.S.P.", "Nefertiti", "Petits Machins (Little Stuff)", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down", "Little Church", "Black Satin", "Jean Pierre", "Time After Time", and "Portia" CD
(Advance promotional copy with slimmed down artwork.)

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✨✧ Desmond DekkerDesmond Dekker – Essential Artist Collection (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The soulful vocals of Desmond Dekker were some of the first from the Jamaican scene to let the rest of the world know that something magical was really taking place – and although the man himself is remembered for a few key singles back in the day, Desmond cut a heck of a lot of wonderful work – lots of which you'll find in this overstuffed set! The package brings together top-shelf tracks that certainly mark Dekker as one of the essentials of Trojan Records – much of it with his key group The Aces, and more with The Cherry Pies – plus later solo tracks too – all running strongly through the best modes of the ska, rocksteady, and early reggae generations. 2LP set features 28 tracks in all – and titles include "Intensified 68", "Jamaica Ska", Mother Pepper", "Wise Man", "Problem", "Rude Boy Train", "007", "Rudy Got Soul", "Unity", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Licking Stick", "Young Generation", "Get Up Adina", "Generosity", "Pretty Africa", "It Mek", "Israelites", and "Fu Man Chu". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge & The Swing Trumpets – The Essential Keynote Collection 4 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of seminal 40s work from trumpeter Roy Eldridge and some of his contemporaries – all vintage material done for the Keynote label! CD
(Out of print, early CD pressing manufactured in Japan with notes in Japanese and English.)

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✨✧ Everly BrothersEssential Cadence Singles ... CD
Varese, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Hall & OatesEssential Daryl Hall & John Oates ... CD
RCA/Arista/Legacy, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, please note that there is a one inch tear on the corner of the digipak cover.)

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✨✧ James HornerTitanic: Essential James Horner Film Collection-Nic Raine/City Of Prague Philharmonic ... CD
Intrada, 1990. Used 2 CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Junior KimbroughYou Better Run – The Essential Junior Kimbrough ... CD
Fat Possum, 1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A strong collection of (mostly) early-to-mid 90s recordings by Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough – compiling his Fat Possum recordings and as a set that really is essential! It includes recordings captured Junior's Juke Joint in Chulahoma, MS, home recordings and more – raw and right in Junior's unflinching element. Includes the great opener "Release Me" with Charlie Feathers – recorded in 1969 – and the subsequent 90s material sounds right at home with it . . .pretty amazing! Other tracks include "All Night Long", "Meet Me In The City", "Old Black Mattie", "I'm Leaving You Baby", "Keep On Braggin'", "Tramp", "Sad Days Lonely Nights", "Most Things Haven't Worked Out", the bone-chilling title track and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Little RichardEssential Little Richard ... CD
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set – overflowing with Little Richard classics from his early years on Specialty Records! Titles include "Hey Hey Hey Hey", "Baby Face", "Send Me Some Lovin", "Ready Teddy", "Slippin & Slidin", "The Girl Can't Help It", "Good Golly Miss Molly", "Long Tall Sally", "Rip It Up", "Lucille", and "Miss Ann". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dean MartinDino – The Essential Dean Martin ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great collection – 30 tracks from Dean Martin's 50s years on Capitol Records – plus a few select tracks from the 60s too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Laura NyroTime & Love – The Essential Masters ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Jerry ReedEssential Jerry Reed ... CD
RCA, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie RichFeel Like Going Home – The Essential Charlie Rich ... CD
Epic/Columbia, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 36 tracks on 2 CDs. CD
(Out of print, BMG direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmie RodgersEssential Jimmie Rodgers ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Pete SeegerEssential Pete Seeger ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 1950s/Early 1960s. Used 2 CD ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Bessie SmithEssential Bessie Smith ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/Early 30s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 36 tracks and features work with Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Coleman Hawkins, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dimitri TiomkinAlamo – Essential Film Music Collection ... CD
Primetime (UK), 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Features 56 tracks over 4 discs! CD
(Limited edition – includes the slipcase!)

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✨✧ Robin TrowerEssential Robin Trower ... CD
Chrysalis, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ UFOClassic Studio Recordings & Essential Live Hits ... CD
Union Square, 1970s/1990s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Still sealed with slipcase.)

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✨✧ Ted WeemsEssential Ted Weems 1923 to 1930 ... CD
Retrieval, 1920s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes 49 tracks on 2 CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBar Culture – The Essential Pre-Club Mix ... CD
Virgin/EMI/New State (UK), 1999. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Nice mix with tracks from Roy Ayers, Groove Armada, The Wiseguys, Mantronix, The Family Stand, Soul II Soul, Loose Ends, Blondie, Jurassic 5, Les Rythmes Digitales, Cassius, Masters At Work, Desmond Dekker, and much more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Mellow Soul Selection – 30 Essential Smooth Grooves ... CD
Original Selection (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Music by Roy Ayers, Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White, Loose Change, Jean Carne, Ohio Players, Salsoul Orchestra, Chi-Lites, People's Choice, the O'Jays, and others – 30 tracks total. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. CD

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✨✧ Ken BootheKen Boothe – Essential Artist Collection (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Stunning soul from Ken Boothe – one of the singers who really helped bring a sense of soul to Jamaican music with classic material like this! Ken's got a unique voice that's not the usual style of reggae vocalists – a really distinct sense of phrasing that's both easygoing and deep at the same time – yet never in a way that's like American deep soul either. The approach is one that helped Boothe ride strongly from the rocksteady years into the soulful side of 70s reggae, and beyond into the roots generation too – sometimes transforming American soul tunes, but often delivering some mighty righteous originals that were some of his best material. This big set covers all the bases – and the 2LP version features 28 tracks in all, with titles that include "Lady With The Starlight", "Silver Words", "Everything I Own", "Is It Because I'm Black", "Freedom Street", "Say You", "Who Gets Your Love", "Your Feeling & Mine", "I'm Not For Sale", "Rasta Never Fails", "Satta Massagana", "Love Don't Love Nobody", "Freedom Day", "Let Go", and "That's The Way Nature Planned It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toni BraxtonEssential Toni Braxton ... CD
LaFace/Legacy, 1990s/2000s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes 32 tracks on 2 CDs. CD

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✨✧ Johnny CashEssential Johnny Cash ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
with 36 tracks including "Cry, Cry, Cry", "I Walk The Line", "Don't Take Your Guns To Town", "The Rebel – Johnny Yuma", "It Ain't Me, Babe", "Orange Blossom Special", "Girl Grom The North Country", and "The Night Hank Williams Came To Town". CD

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✨✧ Skeeter DavisEssential Skeeter Davis ... CD
RCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Another wonderfully remastered set of beauties by one of country's sweetest and most critically overlooked charmers! Skeeter's best solo work kind of bridged the gap between 60s crossover country and Phil Spector brand pop, and we couldn't be happier to see RCA giving her the kind of reverential CD release she so richly deserves! Tracks include "Set Him Free", "The One You Slip Around With", "No, Never", "Optimistic", "The End Of The World", "Mine Is A Lonely Life", "Let Me Get Close To You", "I'm A Lover (Not A Fighter)", and "Bus Fare To Kentucky". 20 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Neil DiamondEssential Neil Diamond ... CD
Columbia, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Vic DickensonEssential Vic Dickenson ... CD
Vanguard, 1953/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Collects music from the Vic Dickenson Showcase, Vols 1 & 2. CD

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✨✧ Jack ElliottEssential Ramblin' Jack Elliott ... CD
Vanguard, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Gloria EstefanEssential Gloria Estefan 3.0 (3CD set) ... CD
Epic/Legacy, Mid 80s-1990s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzEssential Stan Getz – The Getz Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With 14 tracks including "Body & Soul", "Serenade In Blue", "Detour Ahead", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Corcovado", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Girl From Ipanema". CD

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✨✧ Ruben GonzalezCuban Legends – The Essential Ruben Gonzalez ... CD
Manteca (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
31 track compilation. CD

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixEssential Jimi Hendrix ... LP
Reprise, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday Carnegie Hall Concert ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, and Billie emerges with songs throughout – using Millstein's narration to bracket portions of her career, then delivering the tunes associated with that portion. Backing is by an all-hip group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Chico Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, and Buck Clayton – and titles include "I Cried For You", "My Man", "Don't Explain", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Body & Soul", "I Love My Man", and "Yesterdays". CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfEssential Original Albums (Moanin' In The Moonlight/Sings The Blues/Rockin' Chair Album/Singles I, II & III) (3CD set) ... CD
Chess/Crown/Masters Of Music (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Isley BrothersEssential Isley Brothers (limited edition) ... CD
Epic, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Bob JamesEssential Collection – 24 Smooth Jazz Classics ... CD
Metro Doubles/Koch, Mid 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Spike JonesAbsolutely Essential Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Big 3 (UK), 1940s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ King CrimsonFrame By Frame – The Essential King Crimson (4CD box set) ... CD
Virgin, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Patti LabelleEssential Patti Labelle (limited edition) ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1970s/1980s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of work from Patti Labelle – one that features solo recordings, sides with Labelle, and famous duets – all in a 3CD, 38 track package that even features some previously unreleased cuts! The label-hopping effort offers up a true picture of Patti's greatness at all levels – and the bonus tracks make it well worth having, even if you've got some of these gems on other sources. Unreleased tracks include "Mean Ol Man's World", "Release The Tension (disco version)", and "Last Dance"; solo tracks include "Somebody Loves You Baby", "My Love Sweet Love", "Over The Rainbow", "Music Is My Way Of Life", "Joy To Have Your Love", "New Attitude", "If Only You Knew", and "The Spirit's In It"; Labelle tracks include "Moonshadow", "Last Dance", "Lady Marmalade", "You Turn Me On", "Messin With My Mind", and "What Can I Do For You". CD

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✨✧ Lynyrd SkynyrdEssential Lynyrd Skynyrd ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Magic SlimEssential Magic Slim ... CD
Blind Pig, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Johnny MathisEssential Johnny Mathis (limited edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Donnie McClurkinEssential Donnie McClurkin 3.0 (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1990s/2000s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Men At WorkEssential Men At Work ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Early 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Molly HatchetEssential Molly Hatchet ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Omar & The HowlersEssential Collection ... CD
Ruf (Germany), 1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Features "Magic Man", "East Side Blues", "Border Girl", "Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty", "Bad Seed", "Wall Of Pride" and more – 30 tracks over 2 discs! CD

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✨✧ Ozzy OsbourneEssential Ozzy Osbourne ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Charlie ParkerEssential Charlie Parker ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A nice retrospective including recordings with Max Roach, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, and many more, with titles including "Kim", "Just Friends", "Au Privave", "Funky Blues", "She Rote", "Swedish Schnapps", and "KC Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusEssential Jaco Pastorius ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes solo material plus work with Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Michel Colombier, and Joni Mitchell – 27 tracks total. CD
 
 
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