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Fantasy ClubMystery Girl (house, original, club, 4 track, radio) ... 12-inch
International House, 1987. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic old school Chicago house number from DJ Pierre, with help from Bad Boy Bill, Mike Hitman Wilson and Steve Silk Hurley. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy AyersLove Fantasy ... CD
Polydor/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $16.99
One of our favorite Roy Ayers albums of all time – and an overlooked gem from Roy's late 70s years at Polydor! This set's a bit more laidback and less clubby than some other Ayers work of the period – which means it's got this wonderful jazzy groove throughout – a sweet mix of midtempo modern soul and the vibes-based style that Roy kept on perfecting at the time. Tracks are longer than usual, and they really open up in a way that fits the title – slinky and seductive, but never soppy or commercial at all – that really special blend of warmth and wisdom that's always made Roy Ayers so great. Titles include the sublime title track "Love Fantasy", which begins with Roy chatting up some girl in the intro, then sliding into a nice smooth jazz funk tip on the chorus – plus the great cut "Sigh", a sweet little bubbling number with a wonderfully breathy quality! Other titles include "Believe In Yourself", "Betcha Gonna", "Baby Bubba", and "Rock Your Roll". CD
(Out of print.)

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Peter BrownFantasy Love Affair ... CD
Rhino/Collectables, 1978. Used ... $8.99
A super-huge moment for Miami funk guru Peter Brown – a record instantly recognized by the silhouetted cover image of a perky nude in a window on the front, and for the very famous title hit, "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me?" Despite its hit status, the record's actually a pretty nice example of Brown's talents – with plenty of spare cuts that feature keyboards, percussion, and synth – plus some occasional vocals by Betty Wright, Pat Hurley, or the vocal group Wildflower. Titles include "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me", "Dance With Me", "Without Love", "Fantasy Love Affair", "You Should Do It", and "For Your Love". CD

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ChopinPiano Concerto No 2 In F Minor/Fantasy In F Minor – Novaes ... LP
Vox, 1957. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining along the bottom.)

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Coke EscovedoDisco Fantasy ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Sealed ... $9.99
Not as strong as Coke's earlier work on Mercury – but not a bad album overall, thanks to some tight production work by Pat Gleeson, who's also most likely playing the cool keyboards on the record. Most of the tunes are aimed at the dancefloor – not really disco numbers, but the sort of fast funk jazz-based tunes that showed up in the later years of CTI and Kudu, especially on albums arranged by David Matthews. There's a female vocalist on most of the tracks, although she's not named in the notes – and titles include "Soul Support", "Won't You Gimme The Funk", "Who Do You Want To Love", "Trash Man", "Something Special", and "Hot Soul Single". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)



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Johnny GruelleMr Twee Deedle – Raggedy Ann's Sprightly Cousin – The Forgotten Fantasy Masterpieces Of Johnny Gruelle (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy ... $16.99 75.00
Stunning color Sunday pages from the early days of newspaper comics – and material that we'd rank right up there with better-known classics by talents like Windsor McCay, Frank King, and Lionel Feininger! Johnny Gruelle shares plenty with the genius of those greats – and his Mr Twee Deedle pages here have a graphic punch that rivals Little Nemo or the Gasoline Alley Sunday pages – not just rich use of color, but also a sense of composition that's very revolutionary – and which makes the oversize pages a real joy to behold! Added to the book is a lot of other unknown material from Gruelle too – including plenty of Bud Smith Sunday pages, which predate the main subject matter – and other rare cartoons and comics from the first decade or two of newspaper comics. The book is very lavish – as large as a full-size newspaper – with full-color replicas on beautiful heavy paper stock – 127 pages, hardcover. Book


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Bernard HerrmannFantasy Film World Of Bernard Herrmann (Original Master Recording) ... LP
London/Mobile Fidelity, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 200 gram vinyl. Vinyl has a few short clicks on side 1, but is very nice otherwise. Cover has a cutout hole)

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy ... LP
Geffen, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)


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LisztPiano Sonata In B Minor/Polonaise No 2 In E Major/Don Juan Fantasy – Tamas Vasary ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1961. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing.)

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Aaron Lupton & Jeff SzpirglasPlanet Wax – Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl (with bonus 7 inch) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... Book
1984, 2020. New Copy ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on August 29, September 26 and October 24 only if it is safe and responsible to open the store, with Covid-19 shelter in place orders no longer in place. Items will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online after 12pm Central on release day.) Book

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MoeranString Quartets Nos 1 & 2/Fantasy Quartet/Piano Trio – Vanbrugh Quartet/Nicholas Daniel/Joachim Piano Trio ... CD
ASV (UK), 1998. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)




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Pleasure ZoneFantasy/I Can't Understand ... 12-inch
Trax, 1988. Very Good- ... $3.99
Produced by Kevin Jones & James Anderson. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing – no barcode. Both labels have some water staining.)

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RachmaninoffSymphony No 2 In E Minor Op 27/Fantasy For Orchestra Op 7 (The Rock)– Andre Previn/London Philharmonic Orchestra ... CD
RCA, 1966/1967. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Vicki Sue RobinsonNightime Fantasy/Feels So Good It Must Be Wrong ... 12-inch
RCA (UK), 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record


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Tadao & Kazue SawaiKoto Plays Latin Fantasy ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi, which is bent with a small tear. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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Lalo SchifrinNew Fantasy ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
The great Lalo Schifrin plays piano and leads a crack group of studio players through some larger orchestral material with a nice jazzy feel! The overall approach is similar to Lalo's classic 60s soundtrack work – with nice solos arching out over sweeping strings and orchestral passages, and all tracks written with a good deal of punch, plus lots of little Latiny influences. Easily one of his most perfectly conceived albums of the 60s – and pretty darn tough to find. Tracks are long and titles include "El Salon Mexico", "New Fantasy", "Sabre Dance", and "Prelude #2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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SchoenbergPiano Concerto Op 42/Five Piano Pieces Op 23/Fantasy For Violin & Piano Op 47 – Peter Serkin/Arnold Steinhardt/Seiji Ozawa/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1968. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Red Seal pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, and a small sticker on front.)

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SchubertMusic For Piano 4 Hand Vol 2 – Variations In A Flat Major Op 35/Variations In B Flat Major Op 82 No 2/Fantasy In F Minor Op 103/Lebenssturme Op 144 – Paul Badura Skoda/Joerg Demus ... LP
Westminster, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)


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Armando SciasciaSea Fantasy ... LP
Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy ... $29.99 31.98
A beautiful underwater fantasy of sound library grooves – a set that's almost the Italian equivalent to the Inner Space soundtrack from Australia by Sven Libaek! Like that set, this one uses waves of instrumental energy to create an almost watery vibe – strings mixed with keyboards, often underlain by electric bass – all at a level that's occasionally funky, always dreamy, and plenty darn cool throughout! The style continues some of the Italian soundtrack modes of a few years before, but with more fluttering elements that emphasize the "sea" in the title – on tracks that include "Underwater Fantasy", "Tempest Force 8", "High Tide", "Surging Surf", "Calm Sea", and "In The Ocean Depths". LP, Vinyl record album

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Screamin' Rachael & Z-FactorFantasy (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Trax, 1984. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Early 00s pressing.)

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TchaikovskySymphony No 5 In E Minor Op 64/Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture – Jun Ichi Hirokami/Columbus Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Denon (Japan), 2008. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players.)

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✨✧ BeethovenRage Over A Lost Penny & Other Solo Piano Works – Rage Over A Lost Penny Op 129/Rondos Nos 1 & 2 Op 51/Fantasy Op 77/Baatelles Op 119 – Russell Sherman ... CD
Pro Arte, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansComplete Fantasy Recordings (9CD box set) ... CD
Fantasy, 1970s. Used 9CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Remastered 2015 edition – in great shape!)

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✨✧ John Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy ... CD
Capitol, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
Also available Double Fantasy ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ StravinskyRite Of Spring/Fireworks Op 4 (Fantasy For Orchestra)/Petrouchka – Michael Tilson Thomas/Seiji Ozawa/Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Boston Symphony Orchestra ... CD
RCA, 1968/1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MozartPiano Sonata In A Major K331/Piano Sonata In A Minor K310/Fantasie In D Minor K397/Fantasy In C Minor K475 – Wilhelm Kempff ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Merl Saunders & Jerry GarciaKeystone Companions – The Complete Fantasy Recordings Of Merl Saunders (4CD set) ... CD
Fantasy, 1973. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Massive Bay Area sounds from the 70s – a mighty meeting of organist Merl Saunders and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – both coming together in a setting that offers up a wicked blend of jazz, funk, blues, and rock! Jerry definitely sings a bit, but the longer tracks show a stronger focus on his legendary guitar work – and Saunders handles a few different keyboards, all with equally deft touches – as he and Garcia really open up as the set rolls on. This massive 4CD package features all the live material recorded by the duo at the Keystone club in 1972 – and also features 7 bonus tracks never issued before – all wrapped up in a cool box that also comes with a poster, a Keystone coaster, book of matches, and a pin! Titles include "My Funny Valentine", "Keepers", "The Harder They Come", "Merl's Tune", "I Second That Emotion", "It Ain't No Use", "Positively 4th Street", "Someday Baby", "Like A Road Leading Home", "Money Honey", and "How Sweet It Is". CD
(With all the extras including the poster, coaster, "matchbook" and pin!)

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✨✧ SchumannSymphonic Etudes Op 13 With 2 Variations From Unpublished Manuscripts/Fantasy In C Major Op 17 – Geza Anda ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue tulip stereo pressing.)


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✨✧ Patrick CowleyMechanical Fantasy Box ... LP
Dark Entries, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Very early music from the great Patrick Cowley – all unreleased tracks, most of which are from a time before his huge rise to fame on the dancefloor scene! This work all represents early experiments with synthesizers – and while some of the tracks have an upbeat groove that foreshadows Cowley's club tracks in the 12" single years, there's also a wilder, weirder batch of music too – very moody moments that feel either like experimental sound library electronics, or even like some of the hipper German electronic work of the time! As with some of the posthumous releases of material by Arthur Russell, the collection really gets at the overlooked genius that Cowley brought to our world – another talent taken from us all too soon. Titles include "Moving Bodies 1", "Out Of Body", "Right Here Right Now", "Lumberjacks In Heat", "Broken Dishes", "Breakdown", "Before Original Sin", and "Sea Of China". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Choi Sun Bae/Junji Hirose/Motoharu Yoshizawa/Kim Dae HwanArirang Fantasy ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set of improvised material from the Japanese scene of the mid 90s – a performance that features visiting trumpeter Choi Sun Bae working with Junji Hirose on tenor and soprano, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric five string bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion! These three players may not be as well known to American audiences, but they sound wonderful next to Bae's incredible sounds on the trumpet – notes that have a range of shaping and inflection that matches the energy of Wadada Leo Smith at his best, but which also have a very individual character too. Hirose matches Choi for moodiness, but also keeps a bit more down to earth – creating a nice balance – and titles include "Korea Fantasy", "Remember Bird", "Blue Sky", "The Stream Of Time", and "Airang Fantasy". CD

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✨✧ George CrumbMakrokosmos I & II – 24 Fantasy Pieces After The Zodiac For Amplified Piano – Robert Groslot ... CD
Fidelio (Holland), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better (SACD) ... CD
Riverside/Fantasy, 1958. Used ... $24.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". CD
(Out of print, hybrid SACD pressing – plays on regular players too!)

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Chet BakerWitch Doctor ... CD
Contemporary/Fantasy/OJC, 1985. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie Joe BecoatReflections From A Cracked Mirror ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Tony Bennett/Bill EvansTony Bennett Bill Evans Album ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1975. Used ... $1.99
If you've ever doubted the real jazz sensibility of Tony Bennett, then this is an album to change your mind – because Tony's working here in a marvelously unadorned setting – with only the piano of Bill Evans to back him up! The record's a rare gem from years after Bennett was cracking the pop charts, but was willing to pull back to the jazz of his roots – and the session's equally rare for Evans, who rarely worked with vocalists at this point in his career. The simplicity of the album is its strength – and together, the pair really sound tremendous – slightly faltering at times, but in a way that exposes a sense of humanity you might not find in other records, especially those by Bennett. Titles include "When In Rome", "Some Other Time", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", and "Young & Foolish". CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Big StarRadio City (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ardent/Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
A record that may have never hit the radio city it wished for in the title – but a classic that's gone onto have an undeniable influence on so many scenes and styles over the years! This sublime second set from Big Star is even leaner and more focused than the first – a record that has the group losing Chris Bell, yet still retaining a lot of his influence – while the main focus moves over to Alex Chilton, whose ability to sing and write is simply mindblowing! The tunes have these dark, melancholy moments that are unlike anything either Chilton or rock had given the world up to the time – and really almost feel much more like work from a decade later in terms of execution and production. There's no easy labels, no easy terms you could ever hope to ascribe to the record – and that's fine, because it stands majestically well on its own. Titles include "O My Soul", "Life Is White", "Way Out West", "You Get What You Deserve", "Mod Lang", "She's A Mover", "Morpha Girl", "I'm In Love With A Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds/Flying Start ... CD
Fantasy, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 incredible albums from The Blackbyrds – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Blackbyrds record – a funky jazz treasure, and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". Flying Start has a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect! The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". CD
Also available Night Grooves ... LP 9.99

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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 19.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect. The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Night Grooves ... CD 9.99

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Ed Bogas/Ray Shanklin/VariousFritz The Cat – Original Soundtrack (picture disc) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
The funky freaky soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi's animated feature Fritz The Cat – a really messed-up little film based around the original character created by Robert Crumb! Like the movie, the album's got a very skittish kind of feel – leaping from one genre to the next with each different track – but mostly featuring some older numbers from the Fantasy catalog, plus some key newer tracks for the set that are nice and funky! Original tunes include the bad-rapping "Fritz The Cat", by Ed Bogas and The Watson Sisters – plus the instrumentals "Duke's Theme" and "Bertha's Theme" by Ray Shanklin, and "The Riot" and "Winston" by Ed Bogas. Also includes "Love Light Of Mine" by The Watson Sisters, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, and "Mamblues" by Cal Tjader. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc – with a stop-animation feature on the B-side!)

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Ed Bogas/Sonny Stitt/Merl SaundersBlack Girl – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A killer little soundtrack – and one that's quite different than the usual blacksploitation set, but still pretty funky overall! The film Black Girl was a surprisingly sensitive movie directed by Ossie Davis in the early 70s – not as much about action as it was about the everyday life, and the hopes and dreams of the lead characters – all of which made for some really well-rounded music, of the sort you'd find on some of the other great Fantasy Records soundtracks of the time, especially the classic Cornbread Earl & Me score. Ed Bogas and Ray Shanklin put together the whole thing, and the album's a mix of hip instrumental tracks with some other vocal ones – a really nice range that draws from singers like Betty Everett, Rodger Collins, and JJ Malone – and jazz players like Sonny Stitt and John Hunt (plus organ from Merl Saunders on one cut.) Titles include "BJ's Step", "Black Girl", "Sister", "Earl (Still A Pearl)", "Mothers Day Song", "Power", "Get Me To The Bridge", "Chock-lite Puddin", and "Black Girl Cue". CD

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz At Oberlin ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1953. Used ... $5.99
A classic album from Dave – recorded at Oberlin College, the mid-Ohio haven of bohemiana, and a growing hotbed of jazz activity centered around students in the college's conservatory of music. Dave and crew made the trip at the request of the kids – breaking from their mostly San Francisco-based recording career to cut what would end up becoming a very successful album in Dave's catalog, and begin a whole "at" or "goes to" series in his career. The group's the early quartet with Paul Desmond, Lloyd Davis, and Ron Crotty – and tunes include long and jamming versions of "The Way You Look Tonight", "How High The Moon", and "Stardust". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetPiper/Soliloquy ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1960. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl promo.)

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country ... CD
Fantasy, 1969. Used ... $2.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival may not have actually been born on the bayou – they were long-timers in the San Francisco scene of the 60s – but they do a hell of a job of reinventing swamp rock on this second stunning album! The quartet are a masterpiece of spare, unbridled power – the tremendous guitar and vocals of John Fogerty, strong rhythm guitar support of brother Tom, driving drums of Doug Clifford, and rolling bass of Stu Cook – all forged into a sound that's maybe more perfectly a summation of the blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul than some of the groups of the south were turning out at the time. Tracks include the huge hits "Born On The Bayou" and "Proud Mary" – sitting nicely alongside even more compelling numbers like "Bootleg", "Graveyard Train", "Penthouse Pauper", and "Keep On Chooglin". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing. Disc has some marks but plays fine.)

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalChronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits ... LP
Fantasy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $12.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory ... LP
Fantasy, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s ORC pressing in a barcode cover.)
Also available Cosmo's Factory (gold CD) ... CD 28.99

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory (gold CD) ... CD
Fantasy/DCC, 1970. Used ... $28.99
... CD
(Out of print, case has some edgewear.)
Also available Cosmo's Factory ... LP 19.99

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival ... LP
Fantasy, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The stunning debut of CCR – a record that still burns with an undeniable fire after all these years! Sure, all the elements here have been copped by many – the fuzzy guitar, lean bluesy groove, and raw soul-inspired vocals of John Fogerty – but the way the group puts them together is tremendous – and there's a lean, raw vibe to the whole record that instantly communicates the urgency the group's music had back in the second half of the 60s! Even the group's take on other artists' songs never sound dated at all – and taken together, the mix of material on the record is even greater than the sum of its parts – with a power that punches more than any of these songs on their own. The whole thing's also a great testament to Fogerty's guitar skills too – with some raw solos that blow away most of the blues rock pretenders of the period – on titles that include "Get Down Woman", "The Working Man", "Gloomy", "Walking On The Water", "Ninety Nine & A Half", "Porterville", and "Susie Q". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Diana. Cover has some peeling along the opening.)

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River (20-bit remastered edition) ... CD
Fantasy, 1968. Used ... $9.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival at the height of their powers – working in this amazing style that has roots in the swamp rock world of the late 50s, but which is produced with a gritty, almost trippy sort of quality – a mode that uses plenty of echo to really make this magic around the edges of the music! John Fogerty's vocals and guitar are razor-sharp throughout – and some of the album's lesser-known gems really help you situate the sound of the group past their hits – as a way of getting at the power they brought to the Cali scene when they first emerged. Titles include the classic "Bad Moon Rising" – plus "Green River", "Commotion", "Wrote A Song For Everyone", "Lodi", "Cross Tie Walker", and "Sinister Purpose". CD
(Out of print 20-bit pressing with K2 mastering.)

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalPendulum ... CD
Fantasy, 1970. Used ... $6.99
Titles include "Born To Move", "Hey Tonight", "Rude Awakening #2", "Chameleon", "Molina", "It's Just A Thought", and "Pagan Baby". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good+ ... $34.99
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – driven on by tight bass and drums, but always with this rootsy edge that stretches from the Bay Area scene way down to the bayou! Titles include the classic "Down On The Corner" and a great version of "The Midnight Special" – plus "It Came Out Of The Sky", "Side Of The Road", "Effigy", "Don't Look Now", and "Fortunate Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on EMI. Cover has light wear.)

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Eddie DuranJazz Guitarist ... LP
Fantasy, 1957. Sealed ... $14.99
A great early album from San Francisco guitarist Eddie Duran – a player who's not that well known outside of his native city, but who's been a key contribution to the SF scene for many many years! On this Fantasy debut, Eddie's got a clean, lean, single-line style that's really great – a way of playing the guitar that nods a bit back towards Charlie Christian, but which also has some of the more sophisticated shadings of the best 50s innovators on the instrument. And although Eddie has appeared on other more Latin-based sets over the years, this album's a mostly straight jazz affair – bits of swing and bop that shift from track to track – played by Eddie with a small group that includes Howie Dudune on tenor and clarinet – on tracks that include "Soon", "Rise N Shine", "Taking Life Easy", "Sugar", "Room With A View", "Why Not", "It Could Happen To You", and "My Inspiration". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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

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✨✧ Betty EverettDanger/Just A Matter OF Time Till You're Gone ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Betty EverettHappy Endings ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Great stuff by Betty – and light years away from her work at Vee Jay! The album was recorded for Fantasy during their golden year of 1975, and it's a smooth batch of sexy soul tunes with arrangements by Gene Page that are very much in a Barry White mid-70s mode. Betty's lyrical stylings are in sort of a Nancy Wilson sophisticated soul mode – and they're made even better by Gene's slightly-funk warmly-smooth backings. A real sleeper, and with loads of great moments! Titles include "Bedroom Eyes", "Keep It Up", "Happy Endings", "Here's The Gift", "Just A Little Piece Of You", and a great little cover of Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing. Labels have some marker. Cover has a light stain along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Fantasy, 1962. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". CD
(Out of print, include slipcase.)

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✨✧ Bill HarrisBill Harris & Friends ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Features work by Ben Webster on tenor! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bill Harris & Friends ... LP 6.99

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Bill HarrisBill Harris & Friends ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the best small group sessions from trombonist Bill Harris! Features work by Ben Webster on tenor – plus Jimmy Rowles on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and Red Mitchell on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Bill Harris & Friends ... CD 6.99

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... CD
Fantasy/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group augmented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra on side one – offering up larger backings to color in the sophisticated sounds of the tunes "Variation On A Scene" and "Children Of Lima", both jazz suites penned by Alan Broadbent, who'd done great work with Herman's group. Side two is back to straighter big band numbers – tunes that burst out with a lot of life and energy, and which have a few of the soulful stylings of Herman's previous funk. Highlights include great covers of "25 Or 6 To 4" and "Where Is The Love", plus a version of Broadbent's driving "Far In". CD

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Earth Fatha HinesFatha Plays Fats ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the more trad records on Fantasy, with one legendary pianist paying tribute to another – on a set of Fats Waller standards performed by Earl Hines, along with a San Francisco trio that includes the great Eddie Duran on guitar. Titles include "Jitterbug Waltz", "Squeeze Me", "Honeysuckle Rose", and "Blue Turning Gray Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some aging and a name in marker on back.)

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Lightnin HopkinsHow Many More Years I Got ... CD
Fantasy, 1962. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Intellexual (Nate Fox & Nico Segal)Intellexual (with bonus download) ... LP
Fantasy, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
A really great step forward for Nate Fox and Nico Segal – who you might know from the Chicago collective The Social Experiment – set here to transform the world of contemporary soul on their own! The album's got this really fantastic, yet sensitive blend of modes – tunes that are often gentle on the rhythms, yet sparkle with light touches on keyboards, horns, guitar, and a bit of percussion – all used in ways that are maybe as open as the image on the front cover – a kind of more-is-less mode that really balances with the vocals! The record's got some big names as guests – including Esperanza Spaulding and Vic Mensa – but trust us, these guys on their own are already headed in a great direction. Titles include "Boca", "Overthinking", "Popstar", "Money", "Sing It Louder", "Over The Hill", "Coincidence", "Friction", "Like I Feel", and "Shotty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a really cool booklet too! Includes download.)

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Maurice JarreMosquito Coast ... LP
Fantasy, 1986. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elliot LawrenceElliot Lawrence Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1955. Used ... $4.99
A pretty hip set of big band arrangements – very much along the lines of early 50s Stan Kenton, with a tight swing, but a nicely modern undercurrent as well! The arrangements, as the title indicates, are all by Gerry Mulligan – and in addition to the piano of Elliot Lawrence, players include Al Cohn and Hal McKusick on saxes, Nick Travis on trumpet, Eddie Bert and Paul Sheldon on trombones, Buddy Saunders on bass, and Don Lamond on drums – all players with a great ear for mixing up tightness on the heads, and a more laidback groove during the solo moments. Tracks are short and angularly arranged – and titles include "But Not For Me", "Happy Hooligan", "My Silent Love", "Mullenium", and "Bweebida Bwobbida". CD

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Gus MancusoMusic From New Faces ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Sealed ... $19.99
Rare work from this very unusual player – tracks that feature Gus on tuba, with Red Mitchell on bass, Joe Romano on alto, and Pete Jolly on piano LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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Brew MooreBrew Moore Quintet ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1956. Used ... $9.99
Tenorist Brew Moore was one of the best underrated players of the San Francisco scene of the 50s – and he had a gutsy tenor sound that almost made you think he was playing the baritone at times. This album is one of the few he ever cut as a leader, and it has him working with a quartet that's occasionally expanded into a quintet with the addition of trumpeter Dick Mills. The strongest point is Moore's tenor, though – which shines nicely on the set's original tunes, like "Them Old Blues", "Rose", "Rotation", and "Five Planets In Leo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mozart/Neville MarrinerMore Music From The Original Soundtrack Of The Film Amadeus ... LP
Fantasy, 1984. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gerry MulliganLine For Lyons/Carioca ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1953. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Art PepperWinter Moon ... CD
Galaxy/Fantasy, 1980. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful late "with strings" session from Art Pepper – with some piano by Stanley Cowell! CD

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Jim PostSlow To 20 ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Leonard RosenmanLord Of The Rings ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mongo SantamariaAfro Roots (Mongo/ Yambu) ... CD
Fantasy, 1958/1959. Used ... $6.99
A nice Prestige 2-fer collecting 2 early sides Mongo cut for Fantasy in the late 50s. The first, released under the title Mongo, is a no-nonsense batch of Latin jazz tracks, arranged by himself and Francisco Aguabella, who's sort of the co-leader of the group on the set! Players include Emil Richards, Paul Horn, Armando Pereza, Carlos Vidal, and Willie Bobo – and as you can imagine by that lineup, there's plenty of heavy duty percussive action! Jose Chombo Silva plays a bit of tenor – and titles include "Chano Pozo", "Mazacote", "Los Conguitos", and "Afro Blue". Yambu, another of Mongo's great early records, is the second LP of the set. It's got a spooky Afro-Cuban sound, and a great assortment of drummers that includes Francisco Aquabella, Carlos Vidal, Willie Bobo, and Modesto Duran. The overall vibe is much more traditional than Mongo's other albums – and there's none of the pop Latin jazz of his years at Columbia records, or his "Watermelon Man" era at Riverside. Cuts include "Timbales & Bongo", "Yeye", and "Columbia", and the sound is nice and raw. CD

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✨✧ Side EffectWhat You Need ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the greatest album ever from Side Effect – a wonderful set that mixes their soulful harmonies with some killer jazz funk from Wayne Henderson! The album may be the most perfect realization of the groove that Henderson was going for during his At Home Productions years – lots of funky fusion in the instrumentation, but all directed towards a tighter, more soul-based style – that perfect contribution that Fantasy Records made to the world in the 70s – after labels like Blue Note and Columbia first started setting things down. Whatever the chronology, though, this set's a standout no matter how you slice it – damn catchy tunes, incredible vocals, and a set of rhythms that are every bit as hip today as they were back when first recorded – really genre-defining grooves that you'll definitely recognize in the album's classics "Always There" and "Keep That Same Old Feeling" – and will go on to love in the cuts "Life Is What You Make It", "Changes", "I Know You Can", "SOS", "Time Has No Ending", "Finally Found Someone", and "Honky Tonk Scat". CD

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✨✧ SylvesterStars ... LP
Fantasy, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Sylvester's definitely heading for the sound he would embrace more in the 80s – working here with more electronic-driven rhythms, in a stretched-out clubby mode that's more in keeping with the style of Giorgio Moroder than his earlier work for Fantasy. Given his great vocals, though, Syl really makes things sound wonderful – especially on his surprisingly great remake of "I Who Have Nothing", which is done here as an uptempo disco groover. Other tracks include "Body Strong", "Stars", and "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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SylvesterSylvester ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Sylvester's first album for Fantasy – a reworking of his older groove into one that we love more than any other that he ever used – a smooth modern soul style, not really disco, but with a driving approach that would certainly have worked well in the clubs! You gotta give Syl credit here – as it would have been easy for him to turn up the camp a lot in the 1977 disco days – but instead he's sticking strong to his soul impulses, and has come up with a wonderful album of tracks that's like the first Luther album – one that you can enjoy whatever your take on the man, without any introduction to his person or persona. Of course, a big part of the credit also goes to Harvey Fuqua – who's reemerged here from his years at RCA to produce the record – showing his always strong ability to seek out new talent, and bring out the best in them. Titles include "I Tried To Forget You", "Tipsong", "I Been Down", "Loving Grows Up Slow", "Never Too Late", and "Over & Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderLatin Kick ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent 50s Latin work from Cal Tjader – and a set that boasts some especially nice tenor from the legendary Brew Moore! Moore's sound here anchors the date nicely – bringing in a bit more of a bottom sound than usual for a Cal Tjader Latin date – really rooting the record with a strong sense of soul has he blows with that wonderful tone he had in the 50s. Other players include Manuel Duran on piano, Carlos Duran on bass, Beny Velarde on timbales, and Luis Miranda on congas – and titles include "Invitation", "Tropicana", "Manuel's Mambo", and "All the Things You Are". CD

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Cal TjaderLos Ritmos Calientes (Ritmo Caliente/Mas Ritmo Caliente) ... CD
Fantasy, 1955/1957. Used ... $7.99
A 2-in-1 Latin jazz spectacular from the mighty Cal Tjader! First up is the album Ritmo Caliente – one of Tjader's first Latin-tinged sessions for Fantasy Records – and a really wonderful batch of tracks recorded with a shifting array of very hip players! In addition to Cal's vibes, and expected Latin percussion – handled by Armando Peraza on congas and bongos – the set also features some totally slamming piano work from Eddie Cano, Manuel Duran, and Richard Wyands – each of whom get a chance at the keys on the set, really helping to bring in a range of different colors and tones. An added bonus is Jerome Richardson on flute – who plays on about half of the album's tracks – in that soulfully snaking way he virtually owned back in the 50s. Tracks are short, and filled with plenty of energy – and titles include "Ritmo Caliente", "Mambo Moderno", "Alegres Timbales", "Buhutu (Nanigo 6/8)", "Cubano Chant", "Goza", "Lamento De Hodi", "Mueve La Cintura", and "Afro Corolombo". On Mas Ritmo Caliente, Cal Tjader's working in a smoking Latin vibe throughout – and has managed to get some great extra help in his efforts! The album was mostly recorded in Chicago and New York, and these different locals seem to give the record a slightly different flavor than some of Tjader's other west coast dates from the 50s – a slightly harder Latin groove, thanks to the presence of players like Jose Chombo Silva on tenor sax, Gerald Sanfino on flute and alto, Bobby Rodriguez on bass, Mongo Santamaria on congas, Willie Bobo on timbales, and Luis Kant on percussion. Vince Guaraldi's on piano on all tracks – bringing in a nice dose of warmth next to Cal's vibes – and titles include "Mongorama", "Ritmo Africano", "Ritmo Rumba", "Tumbao", "Perdido", and "Cuco On Timbales". CD

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✨✧ Cal TjaderPuttin' It Together ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
Stellar live recording featuring the funky vibesman in a nice long electric set with a totally solid feel throughout. The LP includes an amazing 13 minute take on his cut "Manuel Deeghit", plus a 7 minute version of "The Prophet", and a 6 minute version of Joao Donato's excellent cut "Amazonas". Stellar work, and one of the best LPs you could get by him from the 70's! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ike TurnerEdge (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
One of the last Ike Turner albums to contain lead vocals by Tina – a set from the start of the 80s, issued right before Tina hit that huge solo career on her own! Tina's vocals come in early and are in very much in fine form – more in the mode she'd use on records to come than her sound back in the day, but lacking nothing at all in terms of her phrasing – even when Ike and the group take on tunes by some of the pair's contemporaries like Bill Withers, Shirley Caesar, and Elton John! Side two has Ike stepping into the vocal spotlight – a shift that may well have come from the rift between the two at the time – but his appearance is actually a great thing, and maybe creates a bit of freshness as he works here to front the Home Grown Funk band. Those tunes have more of an 80s funk approach – often with heavy basslines – and Ike tunes include "Lum Dum", "Party Vibes", "No Other Woman", and "I Can't Believe" – while Tina titles include "Lean On Me", "Use Me", "Shame Shame Shame", "Philadelphia Freedom", and "Only Women Bleed". CD

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentinePieces Of Dreams ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
A 70s soulful classic from the mighty Stanley Turrentine! Stan's not the bad "Mister T" on this set – he's more in a smooth, mellow mode – blowing over some nice soulful arrangements by Gene Page, ones that take the CTI funk approach, add in some strings, and create a bit of a Barry White sort of instrumental groove! The result is surprisingly great – a lot nicer than you might think – with plenty of slinky soulful numbers that have a subtle undercurrent of funk, and still feature some excellent and inventive blowing from Stan. Titles include "Midnight & You", "Blanket On The Beach", "I'm In Love", "Evil", "Pieces of Dreams", and "Deep In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineWhat About You ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Richie Rome on keyboards, Greg Poree and Ronnie James on electric guitar, Greg Middleton on electric bass, Quentin Dennard on drums, Shondu Akiem on percussion, and Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, and Yvette Benson handling backing vocals. LP, Vinyl record album

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Two TonsTwo Tons O' Fun ... LP
Fantasy/Honey, 1980. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Classic groovers with a solid 80s groove – cut by Martha Wash and Izora Armstead before they went on to become The Weather Girls, and before they got a bit too campy for our tastes! Harvey Fuqua's producing, and the tracks include "Do You Wanna Boogie, Huh?", "Just Us", "Got The Feeling", "Taking Away Your Space", and "One-Sided Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Johnny Guitar WatsonI Don't Want To Be Alone, Stranger ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime mid 70s work from Johnny Guitar Watson – a Bay Area blend of soulful production, jazzy playing, and bits of bluesy phrasing, with a hard-to-match quality that we'd put in the same camp as work by Shuggie Otis from the time. Johnny's vocals and guitar are amazing – very laidback and trippy, without all the silly stuff that you sometimes get on later records. "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger" is a great stepper with a jazzy finish and a really catchy hook – and other good cuts include "Lonely Man's Prayer", "You Make My Heart Want To Sing", "Tripping", "Strong Vibrations", and "It's Way Too Late", a reworking (and real steal) of a song from Jon Lucien's great "Rashieda" album! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonListen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
Quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out approach that has his vocals tripping lightly with his guitar – in a spacious soul mode that captures some of the energy of Shuggie Otis at the time. The overall sound is incredibly righteous – and the album's a delight throughout! Titles include "Lovin You", "If I Had The Power", "You Bring Love", "I Get A Feeling", and "You're The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Had". CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyLove, Sex, And The Zodiac ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from Cannoball and producer-partner David Axelrod – truly great stuff and maybe even better than the Zodiac set Cannonball did for Capitol! The formula is similar to that one – with David Axelrod producing, electric keyboards by Hal Galper and George Duke, spacey solos by Cannonball and Nat Adderley, and some very hip recitations by Rick Holmes on love, sex, and the zodiac! Holmes is best known as the chappie who cut "Remember To Remember" years later with Roy Ayers – but this album's got a similar "wisdom and knowledge" feel that's pretty wonderful. Titles include "Aquarius: Humanity Plus", "Cancer: All Sides", "Leo: Rosebud", "Aries: Damn Right", "Gemini: Ecstasy", and "Virgo: For Pam". CD

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and which is the perfect fusion of jazz and soul that was going down with the best groups in the mid 70s. The best example of this sound can be heard on the massive cut "Rock Creek Park" – which begins with a wonderful bass on the intro, a killer moogy keyboard bit, and a super-catchy chorus that goes "doin' it in the park," which you should recognize in about 30 seconds! The rest of the album is great too – and titles include the classic sample track "Love So Fine" – plus "Happy Music", "Hash and Eggs", "Thankful Bout Yourself", and "All I Ask". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz At Oberlin (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Fantasy, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album from Dave – recorded at Oberlin College, the mid-Ohio haven of bohemiana, and a growing hotbed of jazz activity centered around students in the college's conservatory of music. Dave and crew made the trip at the request of the kids – breaking from their mostly San Francisco-based recording career to cut what would end up becoming a very successful album in Dave's catalog, and begin a whole "at" or "goes to" series in his career. The group's the early quartet with Paul Desmond, Lloyd Davis, and Ron Crotty – and tunes include long and jamming versions of "The Way You Look Tonight", "How High The Moon", and "Stardust". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz At The College Of The Pacific (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Fantasy, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early live material from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – already humming along nicely with some great alto sax from Paul Desmond! The group's in fine form here – a bit more relaxed and open than on their Columbia recordings – with plenty of creative piano lines from Dave, showing just a slight dose of modernism, and lots more of that cool, icy alto sax work that made Desmond a standout right from the start. Rhythm is by Ron Crotty on bass and Joe Dodge on drums – and titles include "Laura", "Lullaby In Rhythm", "For All We Know", "All The Things You Are", and "I'll Never Smile Again". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Creedence Clearwater Revival may not have actually been born on the bayou – they were long-timers in the San Francisco scene of the 60s – but they do a hell of a job of reinventing swamp rock on this second stunning album! The quartet are a masterpiece of spare, unbridled power – the tremendous guitar and vocals of John Fogerty, strong rhythm guitar support of brother Tom, driving drums of Doug Clifford, and rolling bass of Stu Cook – all forged into a sound that's maybe more perfectly a summation of the blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul than some of the groups of the south were turning out at the time. Tracks include the huge hits "Born On The Bayou" and "Proud Mary" – sitting nicely alongside even more compelling numbers like "Bootleg", "Graveyard Train", "Penthouse Pauper", and "Keep On Chooglin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Bayou Country ... CD 2.99
 
 
 



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