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Etta JamesAll The Way Down/Lay Back Daddy ... 7-inch
Chess, 1973. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some crackles.)

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Etta JamesAt Last (Original Chess Masters pressing) ... LP
Chess/MCA, 1960. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesCome A Little Closer ... LP
Chess, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An excellent set of messed-up funky soul from Etta James – one of her killer early 70s sides for Chess! The album mixes together bluesy tracks and straight ahead soul – in a hip, bad-walking style that nicely updates Etta's older style for the 70s. The set includes a great funky cut called "Out On The Street Again", which sounds like it should be the theme to some blacksploitation film because it's got these cool strings, and a nice hard groove. Other cuts include "Power Play", "Mama Told Me", "You Give Me What I Want", and "Come A Little Closer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing on Movieplay/Chess.)

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Etta JamesEtta James (1962) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/State Of Art, 1962. Used ... $9.99
Unlike some of her other early recordings, which tend to be raw screamin' R&B, this album's a beautiful set of ballads and weepers with arrangements by Riley Hampton, who also did stunning work like this for Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. You might be tempted to call the album a sell-out, but it's a great piece of work that shows a mature side of this fantastic singer. The record's filled with beautiful tracks, and as far as we know, it's never been reissued. Titles include "If I Can't Have You", "Let Me Know", "Nobody But You", "Something's Got A Hold On Me", and "You Can Count On Me". CD

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Etta JamesEtta James (1973) ... LP
Chess, 1973. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Heavy funk from the great Etta James – one of her standout classics from the later Chess years, done with a style that's completely different than her work of the 60s! The set was recorded in LA with a super-dope sound that's almost in a funky soundtrack mode – full horns, bits of strings, wah wah guitar, and a core tight rhythm combo that features keyboards from William D Smith, percussion from King Errison, and lots of stepping bass from Chuck Rainey! And while funky, the style isn't as rough and ready as some of the other Chess funky blues from the late 60s Chicago years – showing instead a bit more of a soul influence in the mix, at a level that Etta matches beautifully with her vocals. Titles include "All The Way Down", "Only A Fool", "Down So Low", "Lay Back Daddy", "Just One More Day", and a version of "Leave Your Hat On" with a great funky keyboard break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Etta JamesEtta James – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Geffen, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Etta JamesEtta James Rocks The House (colored vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Jackpot, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Searing stuff – easily one of Etta James' greatest albums! The set is a non-stop jam, recorded live at the New Era Club in Nashville before a small and screaming crowd – a perfect performance all the way through, one that showcases Etta as she rarely sounded on vinyl during the 1960s. The whole album runs away like a train on fire, and it's filled with incredibly lively readings of tracks like "Something's Got A Hold On Me", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Money", "Seven Day Fool", and "Woke Up This Morning" – all taken at versions longer than the usual under-3 minute single takes! Also includes 3 bonus tracks not on the original LP releases: "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby", "All I Could Do Is Cry" and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(On blue colored vinyl.)

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Etta JamesFire/You Got It ... 7-inch
Cadet, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Produced by Rick Hall! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Etta JamesI Got You Babe/I Worship The Ground You Walk On ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1968. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a very slight warp but plays just fine.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesQueen Of Soul ... LP
Argo/Elemental (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... On December 6, 2019
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beatiful stuff! The arrangements are uncredited, but we think they're probably by Riley Hampton – who did so much of Etta's other wonderful work in the early 60s. The recordings for sure took place at points between '62 and '64, mostly in Chicago, with couple in New York and one in Nashville. One other thing that is crystal clear about the sessions is that she had access to the very best musicians and the best sound possible – all you need is a listen to know that! The album's an all-solid, all-soul record with loads of obscure tunes and not a bit of filler! Titles include "Flight 101", "Bobby Is His Name", "Breaking Point", "Mello Fellow", "Do Right", and "Somewhere Out There". LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JamesTell Mama (180 gram – lavender colored mono pressing) ... LP
Cadet/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
A really unique album from the great Etta Jones – a session recorded down in Muscle Shoals, and not in Chicago – a setting that gives James an extra sort of deep soul power! The backing is nicely different than some of the other Chess material – killer work from the legendary Fame Studios lineup that included Barry Beckett on organ, Charles Chalmers on tenor, and Roger Hawkins on drums – all coming together with the great Rick Hall at the production helm! Etta's back in hard-belting R&B-tinged territory here – a bit more sophisticated than the 50s, with a good mix of hard soul numbers and ballads, opening up in some southern territory that really suits her well. Titles include "The Same Rope", "Watch Dog", "Tell Mama", "I'd Rather Go Blind", "Just A Little Bit", and "Don't Lose Your Good Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 585 copies!)

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Chess/Jackpot, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". Includes 4 bonus tracks – "My Heart Cries", "Spoonful", "It's A Crying Shame", and "If I Can't Have You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesBest Of Etta James (United) ... LP
United, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw and raunchy R&B by Etta James – cut for Kent in the years before she recorded for Chess, and with a much harder-hitting approach than her later more famous work! The set's a 60s LP that compiles tunes from the late 50s – and tracks include "I'm A Fool", "Tough Lover", "Be Mine", "Crazy Feelin", "We're In Love", "If It Ain't One Thing", and "You Know What I Mean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small label United pressing.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesPeaches ... LP
Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An excellent 2LP set that features some of Etta James' great work for Chess – including some singles-only tracks that are darn hard to find in any format! The set does a good job of moving between the sweeter ballad material and some of Etta's more hard-driving soul numbers – with 24 tracks in all, including "In The Basement, part 1" recorded with Sugar Pie De Santo, plus "I'd Rather Go Blind", "Tell Mama", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Pushover", "At Last", "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Gonna Have Some Fun Tonight", "Two Sides (To Every Story)", "Losers Weepers", "Something's Got A Hold Of Me", "Next Door To The Blues", "Would It Make Any Difference To You", "Don't Pick Me For Your Fool", "Pay Back", "You Got It", 'Tighten Up Your Own Thing" and "Feeling Uneasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Etta James/Mary Ann FisherSeven Day Fool/Put On My Shoes ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A slamming classic from Etta James – an early Chess recording that really brings the singers vocals into focus – upbeat, grooving, and with a catchy hook you'll be humming the rest of your life! "Put On My Shoes" is a stormer – recorded in the years before Mary Ann Fisher would go on to greener pastures as a Raelette, this is a heavy late 50s R&B heater with Mary Ann growling and cooing in equal measure. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Etta JamesCome A Little Closer (with bonus track) ... CD
Chess/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent set of messed-up funky soul from Etta James – one of her killer early 70s sides for Chess! The album mixes together bluesy tracks and straight ahead soul – in a hip, bad-walking style that nicely updates Etta's older style for the 70s. The set includes a great funky cut called "Out On The Street Again", which sounds like it should be the theme to some blacksploitation film because it's got these cool strings, and a nice hard groove. Other cuts include "Power Play", "Mama Told Me", "You Give Me What I Want", and "Come A Little Closer". CD also features a bonus track – the single edit of "Out On The Street Again". CD

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✨✧ Etta JamesEtta James (aka Miss Etta James) ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s mono pressing. Cover has a split spine and bottom seam, light surface wear, and some tape residue on the seams.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesMiss Etta James ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear. Spine and top seam are lined with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesSticking To My Guns ... CD
Island, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Etta & HarveySpoonful/It's A Crying Shame ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Two hard heavy soul duets from Etta James and Harvey Fuqua, with great arrangements by Riley Hampton. The groove is nice and deep, and Etta's in fine form, especially on Willie Dixon's "Spoonful". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue fade label pressing in a Chess sleeve.)

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✨✧ Etta & HarveyIf I Can't Have You/My Heart Cries ... 7-inch
Chess, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An Etta James duet with Harvey Fuqua. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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Howlin WolfMessage To The Young ... LP
Chess, 1971. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Funky blues work from Howlin Wolf – his key entry into the funked-up genre that Chess Records was cutting at the end of the 60s with other blues artists like Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters! As on records with those artists, Wolf's older modes are updated here for a hipper, younger audience – backed up with a bouncing batch of electrified backings arranged by Sonny Thompson, and conducted by Thompson and Cash McCall, the latter of whom is most likely playing a bit of guitar here. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, and filled with plenty of heavy guitar bits next to the vocals – and titles include "I Smell A Rat", "Miss James", "If I Were A Bird", "She's Lookin Good", "Turn Me On", and "Message To The Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... LP
Cadet/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, it was downplayed as a cheap attempt to sell out Muddy's classic blues sound. These days, it's treasured by many of us as a unique funky session that merged the best of Chicago's funk, soul, and blues worlds – taking Muddy's sound way past earlier records and into uncharted waters. It's similar to some of the work on Chess at the time by Bo Diddley and Etta James – and it includes lots of nice updated groovers like "I'm A Man", "I Just Want To Make Love to You", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Same Thing", "She's All Right", and "Tom Cat". Arrangements are by Charles Stepney, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a gatefold sleeve with poster!)

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Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good ... $39.99
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, it was downplayed as a cheap attempt to sell out Muddy's classic blues sound. These days, it's treasured by many of us as a unique funky session that merged the best of Chicago's funk, soul, and blues worlds – taking Muddy's sound way past earlier records and into uncharted waters. It's similar to some of the work on Chess at the time by Bo Diddley and Etta James – and it includes lots of nice updated groovers like "I'm A Man", "I Just Want To Make Love to You", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Same Thing", "She's All Right", and "Tom Cat". Arrangements are by Charles Stepney, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in the white cover, with light surface wear and a cut corner.)

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VariousAutumn Leaves – 29 Gems For The Golden Season Of Indian Summer ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A great little collection of autumn-themed tunes – and one that definitely lives up to the spirit of the Indian Summer in the title! By that, we mean that these songs are maybe more about the cycle of rebirth and new life that's triggered by fall – the shift away from the dog days of August to the new sort of life that's born in September – post-Holiday, back to work, and ready to face the world with a newly-charged sense of energy! These are sad tunes about falling leaves, but lively numbers that revel in all the new colors of the season – served up in a hip mix of vocal, rock, jazz, and pop modes from the end of the 50s and the start of the 60s – all given the best Bear Family spin. Titles include "It's Raining" by Irma Thomas, "Come September" by Bobby Darin, "Waiting For Fall" by Tab Hunter, "Stormy Weather" by Etta James, "In The Rain" by Ferrante & Teicher, "Windy & Warm" by Chet Atkins, "Wild Wind" by Don Duke, "Rain Rain Go Away" by Bobby Vinton, "Autumn In New York" by Bobby Christian, "Cotton Picker" by Eddie Cochran, "Corn Poem" by Bob Davie, and "Turkey Gobbler" by Nino Tempo. CD

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VariousBack To The Future ... LP
MCA, 1985. Very Good ... $11.99
Go back to the future once again – with a sparkling set of 80s tracks that includes a fair bit of standout rock and pop material! Big highlights here are the tunes "Power Of Love" and "Back In Time" by Huey Lewis & The News – and other 80s tracks include "Time Bomb Town" by Lindsey Buckingham and "Heaven Is One Step Away" by Eric Clapton. Album also features some more 50s-styled material – including "The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)" by Etta James and "Night Train" by Marvin Berry & The Starlighters – plus the film's famous performance of "Johnny B Goode" by Marty McFly with the Starlighters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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VariousChess Blues Classics 1957 to 1967 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Elmore James, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor & John Lee Hooker. CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousChicago Radio Soul ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really great look at a special side of the Chess Records soul catalog of the 60s – tracks that were very big on Chicago airwaves in the label's home town, yet which hardly got much play at all in the rest of the country! The collection's put together by Robert Pruter – the man who (literally) wrote the book on Chicago soul – and it's a wonderful portrait of soul in the Windy City of the 60s, with strands of music that nicely differ from the overplayed hits in later years. The collection also stands as a super-strong tribute to the never-ending genius of Chess Records – a label that never seems to let us down whenever we uncover a soul single we've never heard before! Titles include "Shy Guy" by The Radiants, "No Faith No Love" by Mitty Collier, "I Can't Help Myself" by The Gems, "Love Is A 5 Letter Word" by James Phelps, "A Thousand Miles Away" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Selfish One" by Jackie Ross, "Strange Feeling" by Billy Stewart, "The Creeper" by Freddy Robinson, "Peak Of Love" by Bobby McClure, "Lonely Girl" by Andrea Davis, "This Heart Of Mine" by Tony Clarke, "Bossa Nova Bird" by The Dells, and "Only Time Will Tell" by Etta James. CD

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VariousFlashback – January 2004 – EMI Catalog Songs From Grammy-Nominated Albums ... CD
EMI, 2003. Used ... $1.99
Collection from EMI featuring music from Roomful Of Blues, Etta James, Kim Wilson, Michel Camilo, Michael McDonald, Jay McShann, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Gerald Wilson & His Orchestra, and Dolly Parton. CD
(Promotion CDr release from EMI Publishing. Includes a radio-style, lead in track and a spoken introduction between each song.)

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✨✧ Mitty CollierShades Of Mitty Collier – The Chess Singles 1961 to 1968 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty helping of music from the overlooked Mitty Collier – a 60s soul singer on Chess Records, and one who was every bit as great as bigger label stars like Etta James or Fontella Bass! Like both of those singers, Mitty's got a voice that grabs you right from the get-go – a deeply soulful approach to her music that's really fresh and without cliche – especially considering she got her start belting out tunes years before some of the bigger names in 60s female soul, and managed to keep things mighty real all the years she was working at Chess. Production and arrangements here are all top shelf – handled by Phil Wright, Riley Hampton, and others – and the CD offers up 24 gems from Mitty's years at Chess – the a-sides of all 15 singles cut for the label, plus 9 more great tunes from the flips! Titles include "Everybody Makes A Mistake Sometimes", "Gotta Get Away From It All", "I've Got Love", "I Had A Talk With My Man", "Walk Away", "My Party", "Sharing You", "That'll Be Good Enough For Me", "Git Out", "Watching & Waiting", "Like Only Yesterday", "No Faith No Love", "I'm Your Part Time Love", and "Miss Loneliness". CD

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✨✧ Sugar Pie De SantoGo Go Power – The Complete Chess Singles 1961 to 1966 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the mighty Sugar Pie DeSanto – a singer who really rocked Chess Records back in the 60s! DeSanto came to the label already boasting one hell of a groove – a rock-solid sense of rhythm that made all of her tunes groovers right from the get-go – and a raw vocal power that easily rivaled, if not beat, that of Etta James – her labelmate at Chess, and partner on a few duet tracks here! The collection's a non-stop soul party throughout – as upbeat as Northern Soul, but with plenty of deep soul elements as well – and it's the first time many of these cuts have been brought together on CD, and certainly never before as wonderful as this. Kent serves up some great notes and vintage photos with the package – the latter of which show Sugar Pie in action on stage, clearly one of the sexiest singers to work the circuit back in the 60s! Titles include "In The Basement (parts 1 & 2)", "Soulful Dress", "Witch For A Night", "Ask Me", "Good Timin", "Mr & Mrs", "Mama Didn't Raise No Fools", "Crazy Lovin", "There's Gonna Be Trouble", "Jump In My Chest", "Somewhere Down The Line", "Use What You Got", "Never Love A Stranger", "I Love You So Much", "Go Go Power", and "I Don't Wanna Fuss". CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf Album ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer album of funky blues – recorded by Howlin Wolf during the period when Chess/Cadet was backing its older artists up with some of the newer funk musicians it had working in its studios! The overall sound works quite well – and although purists at the time moaned at the way artists like Wolf, Etta James, and Bo Diddley were being handled (especially with a "we know better than them" message on the cover like this!), the funky blues records from this time actually seem to be some of the most enduring from Chess – especially with younger listeners in the 21st Century! A big part of the success here goes to producers Charles Stepney and Gene Barge – who helped bring together a younger batch of players for Wolf's backing – including Pete Cosey and Phil Upchurch on guitars, Louis Satterfield on bass, and Morris Jennings on drums. Titles include "Spoonful", "Tail Dragger", "Smokestack Lightning", "Red Rooster", "Evil", and "Down In The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ruth BrownMiss Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
If anyone deserved the name of Miss Rhythm in the 50s, it was the great Ruth Brown – as the singer was one of the most hard-hitting, sock-solid talents around – and really helped pave the way for the deeper styles of soul to come in the 60s! This album's filled with great Atlantic Records material from Brown – and also nicely moves past the bigger hits of the period – to show Brown really mixing it up in a great way, with the sort of diversity that Etta James wouldn't find in her own career until her later move to Chess Records. Tracks include "This Little Girl's Gone Rockin", "Somebody Touched Me", "I Hope We Meet On The Road Some Day", "Why Me", "Just Too Much", "Book Of Lies", "One More Time", "Jack O Diamonds", "I Can See Everybody's Baby", and "I Can't Hear A Word You Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerRiver Deep – Mountain High (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A legendary pairing of two key 60s pop talents – the soulful sounds of Ike & Tina Turner, and the soaring production styles of Phil Spector! The album's quite different than some of the grittier Turner projects of the time – lots of full orchestrations and strings, mixed with the rougher rhythms you'd usually hear from Ike – a blend that's surprisingly great, and helps push Tina's vocals into wonderfully mature territory – a bit like the mix of deep soul and class that you'd get from Etta James on mid-60s Chess Records! The album's a feather in the cap of both Spector and Turner – and titles include "River Deep Mountain High", "I Idolize You", "A Love Like Yours", "Such A Fool For You", "I'll Never Need More Than This", "A Fool In Love", and "Hold On Baby". Weird cover, too – with photography by Dennis Hopper! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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VariousGot A Feeling Called The Blues ... CD
Hear Music, Used ... $1.99
Includes music by Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, Odetta, Son House, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Leadbelly, Skip James, John Lee Hooker, and more – 18 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... CD
A&M/Varese, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from the program, but instead evokes the longer narrative over the passage of its different selections – working as its own "saga of an American family", as it moves from African roots, through years of oppression, to moments of pride and power – amidst larger orchestrations from Jones, with help from Letta Mbulu on some key vocals, and more help from Bill Summers, James Cleveland, and even Lou Gossett. Titles include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Roger JamesRiding Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chapter One/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
Really compelling solo work from Roger James – a UK music industry figure who spent countless hours on session work in the 60s, then was able to cut this sole record as a leader for the Chapter One label at the start of the 70s! Roger's got an unusual approach here – a mode that's clearly aware of country rock changed in the US, but which delivers the goods in a decidedly British way – with maybe a richer sense of arrangement, and this presentation that evokes the maturity of the singer/songwriter generation – maybe that current of sadness we love so much in the early work of Paul Williams. Mark Wirtz produced, but the approach is quite different than on his 60s pop work – and James wrote most of the songs himself. Titles include "High Into The Sky", "The Return", "It Took Someone Like You", "If You Say So", "I'm Sure That I'm Sure", "Raindrops", "The End/Something Wonderful", and "Riding Free". CD features 13 bonus tracks – material recorded as the Roger James Group, including "It Took Someone Like You", "Out Of My Mind Over You", "I Wonder If She'll Sometimes Think Of Me", and "She's Leaving Me Again" – plus singles that include "Gold", "Lauretta", "Whistling Jack", "If You Try", "Faces & Places", and "If I Didn't Have You". CD

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Rodney FranklinIn The Center/You'll Never Know/Rodney Franklin/Endless Flight (bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Four soulful fusion classics from keyboardist Rodney Franklin – all together in a single set! First up is In The Center – wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job of mixing them both – showing Rodney's more sensitive side on a few acoustic numbers, but then really taking off in a much more groove-based mode for the electric ones – which have a soaring, spacious style that's in that best blend of fusion and soul that was going down at Columbia in the late 70s – but with some spacier Bob James touches too! Most of the cuts were arranged by Byron Olsen, who's got an equally sensitive ear as Franklin – and although there's a bit of vocals on the record, most of the focus is on instrumental grooves – especially Rodney's work on the keys. Titles include the classics "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Spanish Flight", and "On The Path" – plus "Yours", "Life Moves On", and the extended "Spring Suite". You'll Never Know is fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of those players, he still stands strong in jazz, but makes some key nods to soul music on this set – adding in a bit of vocals where needed, and moving into some R&B-drenched fusion lines that all sound pretty darn hip! As on previous records, Rodney plays both acoustic and electric keys – blending them wonderfully for a very deep sound – and the group behind him features some especially nice work on reeds, which bring sharper edges to some of the best tracks on the set. There's a wonderfully deep feel to the whole thing – way more than you'd expect for a major label release at the time – and titles include "Felix Leo", "The Watcher", "The Groove", "Journey", "You'll Never Know", "Return", and "Parkay Man". Next is the self-titled Rodney Franklin – tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players from the end of the 70s! The album's a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which creates this nicely expanded sound that works well with the album's tight arrangements! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix too – some rhythms that make a few numbers great groovers, courtesy of Tom Tom arrangements – and some other full moments handled by Patrick Williams. Titles include a wonderful version of "Windy City" – the cut you might know from a classic Carl Davis recording – plus "On The Path", "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Life Moves On", "Creation", and "In The Center". Endless Flight is a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and fusion – smoothed together nicely, but never in a way that's slick or commercial! Franklin's got a keen ear that lets him sit on both sides of the fence wonderfully – in a way that so many other players tried in later years, but never managed to do without losing their groove or selling out too much. Part of the strength of the album is the way that it mixes together acoustic and electric keys from track to track – deepening the spirit of the album through a good sense of pacing and mood, and also offsetting vocal tracks with some key instrumental numbers. Tom Washington produced and heavily helped in the arrangements – and titles include "Vibrations", "Benetta", "Cancion Para Mi Mama", "Dance Tonight", "Endless Flight", "Return To The Source", "Mensaje De Dios", and a surprisingly great funky take on "Hill Street Blues". Includes one bonus track – "The Groove (single version)". CD

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IamabeenieFor My Sanity ... LP
First Word (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
The title's a reference to the process of recording the album – which was almost a therapeutic effort by Iamabeenie at the end of the day – a way to respond to the troubles and terrors of our time, with music that has a righteous mission to uplift and heal! The set was recorded on the contemporary LA scene, and has a mix of hip hop-inspired production and jazzy instrumentation – with contributions from a lineup that includes Mark De Clive-Lowe on piano and keyboards, Rasheeda Ali on flute, James Poyser on grand piano, and Jimetta Rose and Muhsinah on vocals. Titles include "Advent", "Moonwinder", "Fourteen Missing", "An Empty Vessel", "Down The Street From Peace", "Nothing To Lose But Our Chains", and "For My Sanity". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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