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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good ... $99.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing with AT etch. Cover has some wear.)

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Ericka Blount DanoisLove Peace & Soul – Behind The Scenes Of America's Favorite Dance Show – Soul Train Classic Moments ... Book
Back Beat, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 24.99
One of the greatest soul music TV shows ever (and one that originated in Chicago, too!) – presented here in deep detail with loads of interesting stories and anecdotes too! The book's almost a more personal history of the show than a technical one – but that's OK with us, because it really gets at the tales behind those iconic images on the screen – and the all-pro presentation of Don Cornelius too. And, in addition to the main body of the book, the publication also includes this massive show-by-show list of appearances – for 37 seasons of Soul Train, including the later rerun years – with details on the performers and dates for each show, in a section that's over 50 pages in length! The book also includes some nice color images in the middle, and is 243 pages, softcover. Book

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Doppler/Bizet/Mozart/Gluck/Telemann/Haydn/BachJean Pierre Rampal Plays His Favorite Encores – Shigenobu Yamaoka/Tokyo Concert Orchestra ... CD
CBS, 1978. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusPortrait (Town Hall Concert/My Favorite Quintet) ... LP
Prestige, 1964/1965. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Live material from Mingus' classic mid 60s period – one album recorded at Town Hall in New York in 1964, the other recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 1965. Town Hall set features Johnny Coles on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, and Eric Dolphy on flute, bass clarinet, and alto – on the tracks "So Long Eric" and "Praying With Eric". The Minneapolis set features Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, Charles McPherson on alto, and Jaki Byard on piano – on another version of "So Long Eric" – this one recorded after Dolphy's death – plus a medley of standards, done the Mingus way! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Martha MiyakeMy Favorite Songs ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
A classic set from one of Japan's greatest jazz vocalists of the 60s and 70s – like most other work of its type, sung completely in English, in a style that's very faithful to American jazz singers from years past! The set's a great no-nonsense outing – and Martha swings nicely with a small combo that's especially great on the basslines – so that the upbeat tunes groove nicely, with a soulful undercurrent that really works well. A few mellower numbers have a great way of gliding that's a bit more subtle, and which also suits Miyake's vocals well – and titles include "So In Love", "Alfie", "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Love Me With All Your Heart", and "I Know Why". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Shigeharu MukaiFavorite Time ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $43.99
A soulful, almost spiritual set at points – with Mukai on trombone, Kazumi Watanabe on guitar, and Fumio Itabashi on piano! Titles include "Impressions", "Afro Blue", "Old Folks", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert!)

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Jimmie RodgersMy Favorite Hymns ... LP
Dot, 1963. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Pete SeegerAmerican Favorite Ballads Vol 2 ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Pete SeegerAmerican Favorite Ballads Vol 4 ... LP
Folkways, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic series – in which Pete Seeger brings back lost American classics, accompanying himself on banjo and 12-string guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original copy – super-heavy, missing insert.)

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George ShearingFavorite Things – Solo Piano ... CD
Telarc, 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – At The Hop 5 ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Includes tracks by Big Syl Barnes, Ervin Rucker, Doc Starkes & His Night Riders, Freddie & Lou, Bobby Summers, Toni James, Eddie & The Starlites, Joyce Harris, The Manhattans and more – 24 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
Also available My Favorite Things ... LP 99.99

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✨✧ Elvis PresleyHe Walks Beside Me – Favorite Songs Of Faith & Inspiration ... LP
RCA, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things – Coltrane At Newport ... CD
Impulse, 1963/1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from John Coltrane's Newport Jazz Festival sets from 1963 and 1965 – totally amazing work from Trane and his superior quartet of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – nearly 1 1/2 hours of essential avant garde! This CD features a trio of pieces from each year, "I Want To Talk About You", "My Favorite Things" and "Impressions" from '63 – plus One Done, One Up and "My Favorite Things" from '65 – with an endearing intro by Father Norman O'Connor for the '65 parts. Includes the extended version of "Impressions" from the '63 appearance – the full 23+ minute version that's never been released until now! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Liszt/Chopin/Beethoven/Mozart/Debussy/Rachmaninoff/et alWorld's Favorite Piano Music – Van Cliburn ... LP
RCA, 1972. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed stereo pressing. Shrink wrap has a few small holes, but is still intact.)

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✨✧ Manhattan Jazz QuintetMy Favorite Things ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Manhattan Jazz Quintet play live in Tokyo – quite a good fit, given that most of their albums of the time were originally produced just for the Japanese market! The group's at their rock-solid best – with rhythms that are complex, yet always right on the money – thanks to piano and arrangements from David Matthews, plus bass from Eddie Gomez and drums from the great Steve Gadd! Gomez's inflections carve out these wonderful soulful elements in the music, which are deepened greatly by the talents of Lew Soloff on trumpet and George Young on tenor – both musicians who could sometimes be lost in larger groups, but who emerge as the key voice of the quintet. All arrangements are by Matthews – and titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Pina Colada", "What's Cooking", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "My Favorite Things". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Matt Niess & The Capitol BonesMy Favorite Things ... CD
Sea Breeze, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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✨✧ Tchaikovsky/MendelssohnWorld's Favorite Concertos – Concerto In D/Concerto In E Minor – Heifetz/Reiner/Chicago Symphony/Munch/Boston Symphony ... LP
RCA, 1972. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed stereo pressing. Shrink wrap has a few small holes from age, but is still intact.)
 
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Cotonete & Di MeloAtemporal ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
A legendary soul singer returns to the fold – the mighty Di Melo, who's best known for one killer Brazilian funk album in the 70s – working here with superb support from contemporary French combo Cotonete! Di Melo's vocals maybe sound even better than before – with a raspy charm that only deepens the soul, and which has this tremendous power, even if you can't understand his Portuguese lyrics – and Cotonete provide grooves that move between tight funk and airier moments, often drenched in Fender Rhodes, which gives the whole thing the right sort of 70s echoes to take us back to Di Melo's classic material. Really tremendous, and long overdue – with cuts that include "Canto Da Yara", "Papos Desconexos (parts 1 & 2)", "Linhas De Alinhar", "Verso E Prosa", "Kilario", and "Mulher Instrumento (parts 1 & 2)". CD
Also available Atemporal ... LP 29.99

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Cotonete & Di MeloAtemporal ... LP
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A legendary soul singer returns to the fold – the mighty Di Melo, who's best known for one killer Brazilian funk album in the 70s – working here with superb support from contemporary French combo Cotonete! Di Melo's vocals maybe sound even better than before – with a raspy charm that only deepens the soul, and which has this tremendous power, even if you can't understand his Portuguese lyrics – and Cotonete provide grooves that move between tight funk and airier moments, often drenched in Fender Rhodes, which gives the whole thing the right sort of 70s echoes to take us back to Di Melo's classic material. Really tremendous, and long overdue – with cuts that include "Canto Da Yara", "Papos Desconexos (parts 1 & 2)", "Linhas De Alinhar", "Verso E Prosa", "Kilario", and "Mulher Instrumento (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Atemporal ... CD 19.99

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Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... CD
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the kind of warm clubby grooves we've always loved on a Patchworks record – maybe a mix of Afro funk and underground club – all with a very vintage vibe! The rhythms are tight and focused, with maybe some Antilles elements too – and titles include "Ca Va Aller", "La Terre", "Ballade De Nuit", "Lady Angola", "Ancien Combattant", "Laissez Moi Danser", "Madiba", "Pygmee", and "African Disco". CD
Also available Jongler ... LP 18.99

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Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the kind of warm clubby grooves we've always loved on a Patchworks record – maybe a mix of Afro funk and underground club – all with a very vintage vibe! The rhythms are tight and focused, with maybe some Antilles elements too – and titles include "Ca Va Aller", "La Terre", "Ballade De Nuit", "Lady Angola", "Ancien Combattant", "Laissez Moi Danser", "Madiba", "Pygmee", and "African Disco". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jongler ... CD 13.99

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Andre SolomkoLe Deltaplane ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time around, he also gets plenty of great vocal contributions from female singer Charlotta Kerbs – whose soulful lyrics appear on most of the album, and give the fusion grooves a slightly AOR sort of vibe – but always at a level that's very understated and individual, and never just trying to cop an older groove. Instead, Andre brings a great sense of personality to the music – which also includes lots of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards – on titles that include "Moonbeach Disco", "Le Deltaplane", "Aquaplane", "Summer 79", and "Paraphraser". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being recorded – but often with modes that were more open to variation, and usually with less of a straight commercial sound as some of the bigger hits! The approach on many of these tracks is heavy on influences from funky jazz and soul – and there's often a nice sense of compression that really brings the best elements into focus – behind the strong vocals in the lead. Almost all these tracks are a new discovery for us, and they're all pretty darn great – titles that include "High From Our Love" by Todd McClenathan, "Recuerdos Del Abuelo" by Fernando Toussaint, "Orange Bleue" by Isabelle Mayereau, "Sasa" by Oro, "Blues Take You Over" by Scott Cunningham, "When You Call My Name" by Arlana, "Too Hip" by Omega Sunrise, "Hangin On To You (12" version)" by Jonathan Jr, and "Flyin To Santa Barbara (12" version)" by Special Occasion. CD

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1978 to 1985 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
That's a suave-looking dude on the cover, and there's some suave-sounding sounds within – the cream of the crop of the hippest spectrum of the French club scene at the start of the 80s, brought together in a beautiful package of grooves! The work here is quite different than some of the cheesier, clunkier Euro disco hits of the time – and instead, there's a lot of care and craft brought to the rhythms and lyrics – often a lot more soul elements than you might expect, and with occasional global currents that reflect the unique sound of Paris in the postcolonial years. There's almost an AOR catchiness to some of the tunes, but the presentation is more strongly soulful overall – on titles that include "Bye Cocotiers" by Marc Ashy, "Keep Cool" by Messan, "Sunshine" by Greg Smaha, "Sheriff's Horse" by Roots, "Funky Biguine" by Crystal, "Havana" by Nielo Feel, "Funk Force Leader" by Ideku Dynasty, "Talk Me Mam's" by Black Bells Group, "Le Sherif Qui Danse" by Claude Morgan, and "Givin It Up" by Charms. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being recorded – but often with modes that were more open to variation, and usually with less of a straight commercial sound as some of the bigger hits! The approach on many of these tracks is heavy on influences from funky jazz and soul – and there's often a nice sense of compression that really brings the best elements into focus – behind the strong vocals in the lead. Almost all these tracks are a new discovery for us, and they're all pretty darn great – titles that include "High From Our Love" by Todd McClenathan, "Recuerdos Del Abuelo" by Fernando Toussaint, "Orange Bleue" by Isabelle Mayereau, "Sasa" by Oro, "Blues Take You Over" by Scott Cunningham, "When You Call My Name" by Arlana, "Too Hip" by Omega Sunrise, "Hangin On To You (12" version)" by Jonathan Jr, and "Flyin To Santa Barbara (12" version)" by Special Occasion. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ AldorandeAldorande ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz funk killer from Aldorande – a French quartet that features some mighty nice keyboards from Florian Pellissier, who we also really love on his own recordings too! The style here is different than those, though – very tight rhythms with a slightly cosmic core – almost jazz funk taking things back from the broken beat generation, finding a way to move with energy learned from that scene, but in a style that's more cohesively funky – classic and contemporary at the same time! The group get a bit of help from added horns at points, and there's also a bit of vocals on the set too – but the main energy comes from the fantastic mix of keyboards and rhythms at the core. Titles include "Praia Do Destino", "Rayon Vert", "Because Of You", "La Fin Est Un Commencement", "Beauty Island", and "Sous La Lune". CD

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✨✧ AldorandeAldorande ... LP
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A jazz funk killer from Aldorande – a French quartet that features some mighty nice keyboards from Florian Pellissier, who we also really love on his own recordings too! The style here is different than those, though – very tight rhythms with a slightly cosmic core – almost jazz funk taking things back from the broken beat generation, finding a way to move with energy learned from that scene, but in a style that's more cohesively funky – classic and contemporary at the same time! The group get a bit of help from added horns at points, and there's also a bit of vocals on the set too – but the main energy comes from the fantastic mix of keyboards and rhythms at the core. Titles include "Praia Do Destino", "Rayon Vert", "Because Of You", "La Fin Est Un Commencement", "Beauty Island", and "Sous La Lune". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucas ArrudaOnda Nova ... LP
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Completely Sublime work from Lucas Arruda – an artist we love more and more with each new record – and one that we can't believe isn't a huge global success by this point! Lucas has a way of mixing together older Brazilian modes – a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and plenty of soul – all wrapped up in this warm AOR-styled production – but with a lean, crisp quality that's totally fresh – and very much his own! Arruda's got the warmth and charm of a classic singer from the 70s – and even though some of the lyrics are in English, there's a really transcendent quality when he's singing Portuguese too – a way of infusing the words with enough personal power to make them come across, even past the barrier of language. The album's filled with catchy numbers that rival the greatness of 70s AM radio – and titles include "Perdidos E Bobos", "Dragoes E Tigres", "What I'd Do For Love", "Soulshine", "Depois Do Sol", "Dois Naufragos", and "Heaven's In Your Arms". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cotonete & Di MeloAEIOU (Dimitri From Paris rmx, Dimitri From Paris super disco dub) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very groovy pairing – the French combo Cotonete and the legendary Brazilian singer Di Melo – the man who gave us a very funky record back in the 70s! The tune's taken here into very soaring territory by Dimitri From Paris – who defintiely adds plenty of his own touches – that cool, classy disco vibe that he's always brought to his best music – which makes the whole thing almost feel like a lost Brazilian club track from back in the day! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lucas ArrudaOnda Nova ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Completely Sublime work from Lucas Arruda – an artist we love more and more with each new record – and one that we can't believe isn't a huge global success by this point! Lucas has a way of mixing together older Brazilian modes – a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and plenty of soul – all wrapped up in this warm AOR-styled production – but with a lean, crisp quality that's totally fresh – and very much his own! Arruda's got the warmth and charm of a classic singer from the 70s – and even though some of the lyrics are in English, there's a really transcendent quality when he's singing Portuguese too – a way of infusing the words with enough personal power to make them come across, even past the barrier of language. The album's filled with catchy numbers that rival the greatness of 70s AM radio – and titles include "Perdidos E Bobos", "Dragoes E Tigres", "What I'd Do For Love", "Soulshine", "Depois Do Sol", "Dois Naufragos", and "Heaven's In Your Arms". CD

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✨✧ Di MeloAEIOU (vocal, dub) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first work in many many years from Roberto Di Melo – the fantastic funky singer from Brazil, who gave us one of our favorite samba soul records of the 70s! The sound here is great, and it's like the years haven't passed at all – as Di Melo's vocals get just the right sort of backing from the funky Cotonete combo from France! The sound is warm, soulful, and the whole thing's a Brazilian boogie monster all the way through! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds – 1975 to 1984 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
That's a mighty sexy cover on the front – and the grooves inside definitely have the flavor to match! The work here is from the obscure French disco underground – a European scene that never got the same exposure as German or Italian work for clubs – which makes the whole package a really great discovery in sound! The music is surprisingly fresh, and often quite funky too – and done in modes that are arguably warmer and more soulful than most other European disco – and often a lot like the best American underground club of the period. Some tracks have breathy female vocals, while others have bolder lyrics that almost echo some of the global musical crossovers happing in 70s Paris and a few of the later tracks bring in electro elements, but in a subtle way we totally love. The collection's a follow-up to the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilation – and like that one, it's really a cut above the usual! Titles include "Super Star" by Contessa, "Lady Jones" by Over Drive, "Music Madness (ext Charles Maurice version)" by Beckie Bell, "Y'A Du Blues" by Marche Noire, "Un Fait Divers & Rien De Plus (re-remix)" by Le Club, "Pour Moi Ca Va (Charles Maurice version)" by France Lise, "Polar (Charles Maurice version)" by Bernard Guyvan, and "Minuit L'Heure Du Swing" by Didier Makaga. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Muhal Richard AbramsComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (8CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. Used 8CD ... $39.99
Some of our favorite albums ever from pianist Muhal Richard Abrams – an amazing run of eight records for the Black Saint/Soul Note label – rich in fresh colors, tones, and new musical ideas! There's a sensitivity to some of these records that you don't always get with Abrams – a personal feeling that brings in a much-needed warmth to his complex compositional forms – often in collaboration with other players on the Chicago scene, but also with a wider range of avant players, especially from New York – where Abrams would have a great influence in the 80s. The lineup of musicians here is wonderful – a virtual who's-who of the jazz left at the time, at least from an American perspective – with performances from George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Myers, Thurman Barker, Baikida Carroll, Andrew Cyrille, Craig Harris, Stanton Davis, Marty Erlich, Dick Griffin, Cecil Bridgewater, Fred Hopkins, Dierdre Murray, and so many others. The set features 8 full albums, each in a tiny LP-styled sleeve – and titles include Siphumonesty, Mama & Daddy, Blues Forever, Rejoicing With The Light, View From Within, Hearinga Suite, Blu Blu Blu, and Think All Focus One. CD

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Aksak MaboulUn Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a way that makes for one of the most creative recordings of its time – a set that easily provides key inspiration for more recent genre-crossing acts like this! There's a bit of Y or Ze Records whimsy at times – but the end result is much deeper, and much more compelling– as you'd expect from a group that features Fred Frith on guitar, Chris Cutler on drums, Marc Hollander and Michel Berkmans on reeds, and Denis Van Hecke on a range of cool cellos! Each tune has a slightly different flavor, but there's still a really unified feel to the record too – one of those European projects that comes together like nothing you'd hear from the US. Titles include "Geistige Nacht", "A Modern Lesson", "Palmiers En Pots" and "Cinema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and bonus CD!)

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Alessandro AlessandroniPrisma Sonora ... LP
Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 36.99
A dream of a record from the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni – an obscure sound library set, but one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite Italian soundtrack classics of the time! Alessandroni's going for a very Morricone-like feel here – lots of spacious rhythms, isolated instruments, and a feel that's watery, but never sleepy – kind of a liquid groove that's really beautiful throughout! Instruments are nice and compressed – way down in the rhythms, and stepping along with a La Donna Invisible quality that's really sublime – just a few electric touches, but mostly acoustic, and with an equal sense of grace and groove. Titles include "Dialoghi D'Amore", "Punti Di Vista", "Breve Dialettica", "Vocali Sul Pentagramma", and "Aspetti Musicali". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dee AlexanderWild Is The Wind ... CD
Blujazz, 2008. Used ... $8.99
Amazing work from singer Dee Alexander – a wonderfully soulful album of jazz vocals, and one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite records by Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Dee's a singer who's worked in Chicago for years, but we've honestly only begun to appreciate her talents of late – possibly because she's really hipped up her sound a lot over the years, picking up a range of spiritual, soulful influences that push her music to a whole new level – as you might have heard on her recent collaboration with IG Culture. The music on the set is wonderful too – work by Chicago players we know, but have never heard this strongly before – grooving in modal and soulful modes behind Dee's great vocals, with a lineup that includes Miguel De La Cerna and Michael Logan on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Leon Joyce on drums and percussion. Titles include versions of two tunes by AACM member Henry Huff – "Live" and "You & I" – plus the Alexander originals "Long Road Ahead", "Rossingnol", "Butterfly", and "C U On The Other Side". CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)
Also available Wild Is The Wind ... CD 11.99

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Dee AlexanderWild Is The Wind ... CD
Blujazz, 2008. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Amazing work from singer Dee Alexander – a wonderfully soulful album of jazz vocals, and one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite records by Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Dee's a singer who's worked in Chicago for years, but we've honestly only begun to appreciate her talents of late – possibly because she's really hipped up her sound a lot over the years, picking up a range of spiritual, soulful influences that push her music to a whole new level – as you might have heard on her recent collaboration with IG Culture. The music on the set is wonderful too – work by Chicago players we know, but have never heard this strongly before – grooving in modal and soulful modes behind Dee's great vocals, with a lineup that includes Miguel De La Cerna and Michael Logan on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Leon Joyce on drums and percussion. Titles include versions of two tunes by AACM member Henry Huff – "Live" and "You & I" – plus the Alexander originals "Long Road Ahead", "Rossingnol", "Butterfly", and "C U On The Other Side". CD
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✨✧ Eric AlexanderChim Chim Cheree – Tribute To John Coltrane ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2010. Used ... $15.99
Eric Alexander takes on the music of John Coltrane – kind of a dream combination of two of our favorite jazz artists! The set's structured in core Alexander fashion, but definitely has more of a soulful, spiritual bent than usual – one that comes through deeply not only in Eric's great tenor tone, but also in the warmly wonderful piano lines of Harold Mabern – a player who first took fire in the Coltrane generation, sounding even more expressive in the company of Alexander. Other players include John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "Dear Lord", "Chim Chim Cheree", "Pursuance", "Wise One", "Afro Blue", and "On The Misty Night". CD

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Eric AlexanderNightlife In Tokyo ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $10.99
Always-great work from Eric Alexander – one of our favorite tenor players of the modern age, and a talent who gets better and better with each album! This one features Eric working with pianist Harold Mabern – in a wonderful union that's been forged over the course of a number of records, and which seems to be one of the greatest things that's happened to either player. Mabern lays out loads of wonderful modal lines in the set – keeping a rhythmic pulse that stretches out Alexander's solos in sweeping brilliance on the upbeat tracks, holding them back with gentle soul on the mellower ones. The rest of the group is completed by Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "Nemesis", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "Nightlife In Tokyo", "Cold Smoke", "Island", and "Big RC". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $4.99
This tenor giant gets better and better with each new album! Eric Alexander is one of our favorite new jazz artists of the past decade – still a relatively young player, but with a sound that's incredible, steeped in years of tradition, yet freely creative in his own unique way. His tenor solos on this set stand up to some of our favorite older work by players like Clifford Jordan or Sonny Rollins, and if anything, the backing may be some of the best he's ever received on record. Alexander's playing here with longtime friend and musical partner Harold Mabern – who's as sympathetic to Alexander's sound as he once was to that of Frank Strozier – and the other players in the group include trumpeter Nicholas Payton, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth. Titles include "Andre's Turn", "After The Rain", "This Girl's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Summit Meeting". CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaSing No Sad Songs For Me ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
An amazing album by Lorez Alexandria – probably our favorite-ever work by her! The record features arrangements by Riley Hampton, the Chicago soul genius who did work for a number of the city's best artists – most notably Walter Jackson – and his mixture of soul, strings, and jazz works perfectly for Lorez's amazing voice. The whole thing's incredibly dark – and even the joyous moments of the record seem tinged with a sadness that threatens to break through at any time. This sadness isn't cliched – as on the dozens of post-Billie Holiday albums that reached for a fake tearful sense of authenticity; it's a mature emotive expression by one of the 20th Century's greatest jazz singers. Titles include "A Loser's Lullaby", "Gloomy Sunday", "All My Love", "Who", and "Sing No Sad Songs For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some gloss bubbles on the spine.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonGimme Something Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
One of our favorite albums from this legendary duo – Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring groovers alike! There are moments that steer it into more of a rootsy style, kind of an intimate take on the LA soul sound with easy going, elegant backings and production that's nicely tailored to voices, particular Valerie's lovely vocals – but those lead to bigger emotional payoff that hit you deep! This is an underappreciated early effort from the duo as a headlining act, and finds them setting up to change the sound of R&B to come! Titles include "Can You Make It Brother", "Bend Me", "Gimme Something Real", "I'm Determined", "I Need Your Light", "Anywhere", and "Have You Ever Tried It". CD features bonus tracks – the never-issued "Have You Ever Tried It (long version)" and 'I'd Know You Anywhere (single version)". CD

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B-52sCosmic Thing ... LP
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A favorite of post punk and new wave era fans for a decade plus, pop fans finally caught up the great, utterly unique party band with Cosmic Thing! A late classic and one where they finally got their due. Nile Rodgers's pop soul production works incredibly well, and titles include "Love Shack", "Roam", "Channel Z", "Cosmic Thing", "Dry Country", "Topaz", "Follow Your Bliss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show ... LP
AZ, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers of the 60s, and both a very good choice to work with Brigitte! Bardot sings in a sexy, whispery style that's a bit like Jane Birkin, but somewhat different too – and the arrangements are by Michel Colombier, Paul Pio, and Christian Gaubert – three talents who definitely keep things groovy. There's a few instrumentals mixed in with the vocal tracks – but that's totally fine with us, because they're all pretty great – and there's plenty of moments with a nice groove and a bit of funk. Titles include "Harley Davidson", "Ay Que Viva La Sangria", "Gang Gang", "David B", "Mister Sun", "Paris", "On Demenage", and "Contact" – plus the excellent "Marseillaise Generique" instrumental – used to great effect in Austin Powers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ JJ BarnesReal Humdinger/I Ain't Gonna Do It ... 7-inch
Ric Tic, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
If anyone ever asks you why JJ Barnes is so great, play them this single, and they'll find out why! Both tracks are incredible – snapping Detroit soul with a rougher, earthier edge than Motown ever had – but done to perfection by JJ. If we had to pick a favorite, it would be "I Ain't Gonna Do It", because Andre Williams wrote and produced – but both sides are totally great! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a number of marks but still plays well. Label has a small sticker and some marker.)

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Ray BarrettoSenor 007 ... LP
United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during the period too. But despite that simple gimmick, it's a great little set – with a quality level that goes way beyond Bond soundtracks, or the usual from Barretto at the time! The tracks are all hard and groovy, with an excellent jazz feel – and some killer arranging from Ray that's right up there with the work he did for his legendary Charanga Moderna album! You may recognize the song titles – but their versions here are superb, and the album's filled with many many wonderful moments that step out with mad rhythms and great jazzy touches. Titles include "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "OO7", "Search For Vulcan", "Thunderball", and "Goldfinger". Nice "spy" shot of Ray on the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieComplete Roulette Live Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra 1959 to 1962 (8CD set) ... CD
Roulette/Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 8CD ... $149.99
Incredible work from Count Basie – recorded here in one of our favorite periods for his band! There's a huge amount of unreleased material here – maybe more than any other Mosaic set – sessions that were recorded for albums, but winnowed down to only get issued on Basie In Sweden, Basie At Birdland, and Breakfast Dance & Barbecue – leaving lots of material to come out here for the first time ever! CD
(Out of print numbered limited edition. Includes original book, box and all CDs. Box has light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Count BasieKing Of Swing (aka Dance Session Vol 1) ... LP
Clef, 1953. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Soft Drink", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Slow But Sure", "Two For The Blues", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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Les BaxterJungle Jazz (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Capitol/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 23.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty Les Baxter – and one of the few from his Capitol years that really has a strong jazz component! The approach here is similar to Les' classic African Jazz set – with lots of rootsy percussion at the core, maybe more than usual for Baxter – mixed with larger instrumentation, plus a bit of vibes and other percussion – all topped with the soulful tenor of Plas Johnson, whose sound her really brings the whole thing together! The mix of jungle exotica and tenor is completely sublime – and titles include "Amazon Falls", "Coco", "Isle Of Cuba", "Jungla Brava", "Go Chango", and "Blue Jungle". Also features bonus tracks – "Safari", "Banana Boy", "Jungalero", and "Cairo Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beach BoysCalifornia Girls/Let Him Run Wild ... 7-inch
Capitol, Mid 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
The big hit – backed with one of our favorite early tunes by the group! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In fantastic shape, including jukebox strips too!)

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Beach BoysSurfin USA ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Early work from The Beach Boys, but Brian Wilson's genius is already starting to show – tucked in between some more obviously poppy numbers that first put the group on the map! The album obviously features the big title hit, but there's some other great gems here that are much lesser known – our favorite of which is "The Lonely Sea", an incredible number filled with sadness and longing, and a real precursor to the Pet Sounds years! Other titles include "Finders Keepers", "Lana", "Farmer's Daughter", "Noble Surfer", "Stoked", "Surfin USA", "Miserlou", "Shut Down", and "Let's Go Trippin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Big BoiSir Lucious Left Foot – The Son Of Chico Dusty (CD/DVD deluxe edition) ... CD
Def Jam, 2010. Used CD&DVD ... $3.99
A solo set from once and hopefully future half of Outkast Big Boi – and he delivers big here for Def Jam – classic Outkast level excellence from Sir Lucious Leftfoot! Production by Organized Noize, Scott Storch, J Beattzz, DJ Cutmasta Swiff and others, many songs with co-production credit to Big Boi, and we would take that seriously. The way his deft, charismatic rhymes meld with spacey thumping funk beatcraft doesn't feel like a batch of commissioned productions, but a unique, flowing tapestry that's got Big Boi written all over it. Fantastic and heartening to us to see a hip hop veteran and longtime favorite delivering this sharply and adventurously after all these years. Includes "Daddy Fat Sax", "Turns Me On" with Sleepy Brown & Joi, the instant classic single "Shutterbugg" feat Cutty, "General Patton", "Tangerine" feat TI & Khujo Goodie, "Hustle Blood" feat Jamie Foxx, "Be Still" with Janelle Monae, "Fo Yo Sorrows" feat George Clinton , Too Short & Sam Chris, "Shine Blockas" feat Gucci Mane, "Back Up Plan" and more. 17 tracks on the deluxe edition CD, which also includes a bonus DVD featuring 5 videos! CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)

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Black IceI Judge The Funk ... LP
Transcontinent, 1979. Very Good- ... $6.99
A lost bit of ensemble funk from the end of the 70s – served up in a mix of bass-heavy club and boogie styles! The group have a rolling groove that's a bit like some of the work by Instant Funk or other clubby funk acts – but the overall feel is a bit tighter and more small group-oriented, even though the end result is as tight and professional as anything coming out on some of the bigger labels at the time – making for a great mix of indie and mainstream funky club styles! Our favorite cuts may actually be the mellower ones – which have some great soul harmonies – but even the uptempo tracks are pretty nice, with a strong Philly-inspired sound overall – and titles include "Postcard Love Affair", "My Fantasy", "Push", "There You Go", "Fantasize", "I Judge The Funk", and "You're Always on My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and light aging.)

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – but a set that was unreleased by Blue Note for quite a few years! The set's one of two gems the group recorded in 1961, but which were held back until the end of the 60s – and it features a stellar version of the group with Wayne Shorter on tenor, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all wonderful players who were really coming into their own at the time, and starting to bring a richness to the Messengers sound that would leave its mark in jazz for many years to come! The group is razor-sharp on the rhythms, but also really able to take new chances with their phrasing and timing – on a host of wonderful tracks that include "Those Who Sit & Wait", "The Witch Doctor", and "A Little Busy" – all real classics from this special group. CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD .)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain 1958 ... CD
RCA (France), 1958. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. The tracks are great too – as Benny Golson rewrote "Blues March" into "Blues March For Europe No 1", and Bobby Timmons contributed "Moanin With Hazel", a new version of "Moanin". Other titles include Bill Hardman's "Politely", Benny Golson's "Along Came Manon" and "Out Of The Past", Monk's "We Named It Justice", and the perennial Jazz Messenger favorite, "Like Someone In Love", a track that Blakey always manages to make come alive with new energy that you'd never expect! 2CDs, featuring all the tracks from the initial 3 LP series! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BlazeMany Colours Of Blaze ... CD
Slip N Slide (UK), 1990s. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic work by one of our favorite house artists ever! Way back in the late 80s, when a lot of American house was drifting a bit too far from its roots in soul and disco, Blaze broke upon the scene with a deep underground groove and an unabashed love of soulful club music. The pair reintroduced warmth to house music – adding in a lot of acoustic instrumentation and well-sung vocals, moving the music back towards an east coast tradition that was stepped in the grooves of the Philly scene and beyond. This set of 13 tracks offers a great sampling of what the pair's been up to during the 90s – and it features some great and hard-to-find singles that work perfectly together. Titles include "Fantasy" by Cassio Ware feat Sajaeda, "Innerside (Artform voc rmx)" by Shazz feat Ken Norris, "When I Fall In Love" by The Klub Family feat Sybil, "Funky People" by Funky People, "For The Love" by Alex & Rai, "Blazin" by Stardust, and "My Beat (original)", "Directions (orig mix)", and "Seasons Of Love" by Blaze. CD
(Out of print.)

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Blu & Oh NoA Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A underground mic hero Blu sounding as fresh and furiously-paced brilliant as he has in years – and teaming up with SoCal production favorite Oh No on this gem for Nature Sounds! Kicks off after the intro with the masterful "Lost Angels Anthem", setting bar pretty high with with the soulful vibes backed beat, a dizzying array of rhymes from Blu and sweetly soulful chorus vocal by Kezia, and it's no fluke, this one stays hot throughout. Appearances by Abstract Rude & Self Jupiter, Mantage One & TriState, Definite, Ca$hus King and MED, Kezia, Brandi Price and other – and titles include "It Never Rains In In South LA", "Boogie To Flex", "The Robbery", "Liquor Store", "Pop Shots", "Do The Crime", "Facing Time", "Champaign", the massive "Jail Cypher" with Playa Haze, Mic Holden, Jabee & others, "Fresh Out" and more. CD

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Blu & Oh NoA Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
LA underground mic hero Blu sounding as fresh and furiously-paced brilliant as he has in years – and teaming up with SoCal production favorite Oh No on this gem for Nature Sounds! Kicks off after the intro with the masterful "Lost Angels Anthem", setting bar pretty high with with the soulful vibes backed beat, a dizzying array of rhymes from Blu and sweetly soulful chorus vocal by Kezia, and it's no fluke, this one stays hot throughout. Appearances by Abstract Rude & Self Jupiter, Mantage One & TriState, Definite, Ca$hus King and MED, Kezia, Brandi Price and other – and titles include "It Never Rains In In South LA", "Boogie To Flex", "The Robbery", "Liquor Store", "Pop Shots", "Do The Crime", "Facing Time", "Champaign", the massive "Jail Cypher" with Playa Haze, Mic Holden, Jabee & others, "Fresh Out" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing.)
Also available A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night ... CD 10.99

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David BowieAladdin Sane ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
One of our favorite David Bowie albums ever! Aladdin Sane was a real turning point for Bowie – recorded on the heels of the tremendously popular Ziggy Stardust album, but really pushing the boundaries past the more straight-ahead rock and glam of that record. Instead of just sitting on his laurels, Bowie tripped out into a wilder, weirder world with this one – mixing together elements of some of the baroque arrangements of early records, with the meaner leaner sound of the 70s – populating the songs with freaks, weirdos, and odd characters that gave the whole thing a really creepy edge. The whole thing's an oft-overlooked gem that, to us, is truly one of Bowie's most magical moments – and titles include "Drive In Saturday", "Panic In Detroit", "Aladdin Sane", "Watch That Man", "The Jean Genie", "The Prettiest Star", "Time", and "Lady Grinning Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing on Parlophone.)

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✨✧ David BowieSpace Oddity (mono single edit, 2019 single mix)/Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (mono single edit, 2019 single mix) (2 x 7" single) ... 7-inch
Parlophone (UK), 1969. New Copy 2 x 7" ... $26.99 29.99
NASA landed a man on the moon in 1969, and David Bowie landed himself on the charts – with the classic "Space Oddity", presented here in a really great package that includes the original 45rpm mono mix, plus a stunning new 2019 mix as well! The set also features "The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" – one of our favorite early Bowie tunes ever, and one that sounds definitely different in the mono mix too! The whole thing comes in a great limited box, with great bonus bits – and longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti handled the 2019 mixes. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes photo print with double sided photo – and new pic sleeves for both singles too!)

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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are completely sublime too – magical music from the Menahan Street Band, who sound here like some lost combo from 60s Memphis, but without any of the hoke that reference might imply – instead that really unique approach that you'd only find on one of your few favorite vintage soul albums – maybe Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, or Jesse James on his 60s album for 20th Century! Yet the sound here isn't just vintage for vintage sake, either – as there's an intensity that's very present, contemporary, and urgent – a sound that doesn't die – and which just gets better and better with each new listen. Tremendous stuff – even from the Daptone universe we've been loving for years and years – with titles that include "Strictly Reserved For You", "You Put The Flame On It", "Dusty Blue", "Love Bug Blues", "Hurricane", "Through The Storm", "Confusion", and "Where Do We Go From Here". LP, Vinyl record album
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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Reality ... LP 11.99

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reality ... LP 9.99

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Budos BandBudos Band ... LP
Daptone, 2005. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound – a complexity in the group's well-arranged horn parts, but a simplicity to their rhythms that makes the album cook like some of our favorite classics from years back. Sax and trumpet lines are mixed nicely with heavy percussion and a fair bit of organ at the bottom – creating a murky groove that has a bit of New Orleans in the mix, but also has most of the instruments stepping along with the rhythm – in a very cool take on the Africa 70 sound. Tracks are all instrumental, and all incredible – and the record's one of the freshest we've heard from the deep funk underground in years – a second-generation set that gets way past simple copycat funk and into its own unique groove! Titles include "Budos Theme", "Ghost Walk", "King Charles", "Eastbound", "Across The Atlantic", "Up From The South", "TIBWF", and "Monkey See Monkey Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell At The Five Spot Cafe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the great guitarist Kenny Burrell – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Iceman" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 16 tracks in all, including the titles "Find Another Girl", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Need To Belong", "Message To Martha", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "I Stand Accused", "Let It Be Me", "Good Times", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Aware Of Love", "Moon River", "Find Another Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "You Can Run", "For Your Precious Love", and "Come Back My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry ButlerVery Best Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Iceman" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 26 tracks in all, including the titles "Smile", "I Stand Accused", "Where's The Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "A Lonely Soldier", "Lost", "Come Back My Love", "Don't Drive Me Away", "Moon River", "You Can Run", "Whatever You Want", "I've Been Trying", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", and "Good Times". CD

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Terry CallierTurn You To Love ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
Our favorite Elektra album by Terry – different than his earlier work for Cadet, with a smoother jazz-based style of backing. The change works surprisingly well for Terry, pushing him into a new sound that still preserves his honest soulful vocals. The album includes nice remakes of "Ordinary Joe" and "Occasional Rain", both from his days on Cadet, plus the great track "Turn You To Love". Also includes a groovy cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CameoUgly Ego ... LP
Chocolate City, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the music that was copied by countless other groups at the time, but rarely came off this well! The whole thing's great – filled with excellent cuts that include "I'll Be With You", "Give Love a Chance", "Ugly Ego", "Two of Us", "Friend to Me", "Insane", and "I Want You". Super-dope – with loads of great jams! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small stain on the bottom seam.)

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Roberto CarlosBrazil's Top Teen Star ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Classic jovem guarda work from Carlos' big early days – some of our favorite stuff by him, with a mixed-up approach to rock styles that's really kind of compelling. Titles include "Coimbra", "O Velho Homem Dor Mar", "O Feio", "Nao E Papa Pra Mim", and "Eu Te Adoro Meu Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo – with a very cool promo insert, too! Cover has some very light wear, but this is a beautiful copy overall. Insert begins with "Can a hotshot rookie from the Latin League make a hit with the Yankees?")

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✨✧ Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... CD
Verve, 1980. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter – originally issued on her own Bet-Car label in 1980, and a perfect summation of the underground soul that was bubbling through her work in the 70s! The Betty you hear here is way different than the Betty of earlier years – freer, more soulful, working in an unfettered setting that lets her take off on piano and vocals, working in a mode that's got a modal vibrant quality unmatched by most other singers! The album includes a great version of "Open The Door", a 25 minute reading of the landmark tune "Sounds", and the tracks "Tight", "Fake", "So", "My Favorite Things", "Caribbean Sun", and "I Think I Got It Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Betty CarterDroppin Things ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... $3.99
A record of incredible beauty – probably our favorite of all the Betty Carter comeback albums! The set starts with one of the most wonderful tunes Betty's ever written – "30 Years", a lightly grooving number told from the perspective of a woman who's losing her man after three decades of love, and which is carried off with a level of sincerity and soul that's simply incredible. The album also features a remake of Betty's classic "Open The Door", entitled "Open The Door '90", and featuring solos by Freddie Hubbard and Craig Handy. The whole thing's great, though – and other tracks include "What's The Use Of Wonderin", "Droppin Things", "I Love Music", and "Dull Day In Chicago". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy CastorHey Leroy – Your Mama's Calling You ... CD
Smash/Collectables, 1967. Used ... $12.99
An excellent bit of Latin groove – one of our favorite crossover boogaloo sets from the 60s, and easily some of the greatest work ever by Jimmy Castor! And yes, this is the same Jimmy Castor who's known for his funk albums of the 70s – but back in the day, he was open-minded enough to work in genres that included doo wop, harmony soul, and Latin – the last of which he does surprisingly well! The album's got a wonderfully earthy Spanish Harlem groove throughout – heard most famously on the title hit – "Hey Leroy", a fierce romp with a heavy piano groove that's clearly inspired by the work of Joe Cuba – but burning hard throughout on a variety of groovy covers and hard-hitting originals! Lots of piano, searing sax, snapping percussion, and humorous lyrics – and tracks include "Ham Hocks Espagnole", "Our Day Will Come", "Hey Willie", and "Southern Fried Frijoles". CD also features 4 bonus tracks from singles – "Dry", "Jamaica", "Leroy Is In The Army", and "Just You Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chic/Sister SledgeChic Organization 1977 to 1979 (Chic/C'Est Chic/Risque/We Are Family/mixes) (5CD set) ... CD
Warner, Late 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99 54.98
The full spectrum of Chic magic from back in the 70s – all the group's early albums, rare singles and mixes, and even the Sister Sledge album handled by Nile Rodgers too! First up is the group's self-titled album – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up with a simple focus on the rhythms that's made even better by the choppy guitar of Nile Rodgers, and his superbly soulful work on production alongside Bernard Edwards. Vocals are by Luther Vandross, Norma Jean, and Edwards – and titles include "Dance Dance Dance", "Strike Up The Band", "You Can Get By", and "Sao Paolo". Next is C'Est Chic – a massive set from the legendary Chic – and a set that has the dancefloor combo coming down perfectly throughout! Riffing Nile Rodgers guitars really make the tunes cook – as does the superb production – and although the record played plenty in discos and radios of the mainstream, it's still got a raw funky power that holds up brilliantly over the years! The set features the legendary "Le Freak" – a classic cutting track from the old school – plus "I Want Your Love", "Sometimes You Win", "Savoir Faire", "Happy Man", and "(Funny) Bone". Risque is a massive classic from Chic – a record that's worth it alone for the classic cut "Good Times" – a buoyant groover that was instantly timeless upon release, and went on to transform the sound of disco, hip hop, and many other styles to come! The whole thing's great, though – full of that perfect Nile Rodgers studio genius – with just the right sort of bass, beats, and riffing guitars – all peppered with vocals that really do a heck of a lot with just a little. In addition to "Good Times", other cuts include "A Warm Summer Night", "My Forbidden Lover", "What About Me", "My Feet Keep Dancing", and "Can't Stand To Love You". Next is the album We Are Family – possibly the greatest moment ever from Sister Sledge – a set that has the Philly quartet teaming with the Chic team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards! Rodgers' guitar brings in a hell of a groove to the record – that choppy, skittish sound that made Chic such a favorite at the time – which makes for a surprisingly great combination with the sweeter vocals of the group. There's a definite sense of groove going on here – heard most famously in the huge hits "We Are Family" and "He's The Greatest Dancer" – and continuing strongly through other numbers like "Thinking Of You", "Easier To Love", "One More Time", and "Lost In Music". The set also features a full extra CD – with bonus cuts that include "Everybody Dance (12" mix)", "Dance Dance Dance (7" edit)", "You Can Get By (7" edit)", "My Forbidden Lover (12" mix)", "My Feel Keep Dancing (7" edit)", "Le Freak (7" edit)", "Good Times (7" edit)", and "I Want Your Love (7" edit)". All CDs newly remastered – and comes with a 40 page booklet too! CD

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Henning ChristiansenExecutioner ... LP
Penultimate Press (Sweden), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
Impossibly hard to describe music by Henning Christiansen – originally done as a soundtrack for a film, but very much able to stand on its own – with a quality that's as moving as it is experimental! There's vocals on a number of titles, sung by Bodil Hojsgaard and mixed with piano from Hanne Petri – alongside flute, violin, and a bit of cello – but all used in very unconventional ways – with both a strong sense of emotion, but also lots of odd changes and unusual tones – all at a level that has us feeling the same way as when we hear our favorite songs by Meredith Monk, even though the approach here is quite different. Titles include "The Marble Picture", "Child's Play", "Field Recording", "The Walnut Tree Waves In The Wind", and "Confessions Of A Hallow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Merry ClaytonMerry Clayton ... LP
Ode/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Righteous and rocking soul from Merry Clayton – a record that really helped put the singer on the map during the 70s! Merry had roots in a few different strands of music, and was always a bit different than some of her straighter soul contemporaries – a quality that really comes through here in the album's great arrangements from heavyweights Jerry Peters, Carole King, and Billy Preston – each of whom bring some slightly different flavors to Clayton's vocals! The Crusaders and jazz legend Curtis Amy provide instrumental support – with a nicely varied vibe that has occasional rock currents mixed in with deeper soul. Some of our favorite tracks include a hip Leon Ware tune called "Whatever", a nice cover of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", and Jerry Peters "Love Me Or Let Me Be Lonely" – and other titles include "Southern Man", "Same Old Story", "Walk On In", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1200 – on maroon vinyl!)

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Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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John Coltrane1961 Helsinki Concert ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1960/1961. Used ... $9.99
A previously unreleased live date from The Great One – recorded in Helsinki in 1961, with some great work by Eric Dolphy on flute and alto sax! The format here is similar to other great Coltrane live dates from early 60s Europe – tunes that start out with a similar groove to their versions on his Impulse and Atlantic albums, but which then really open up wide in the solo department – stretching out with a soaring, spontaneous brilliance that few other players could match. The rest of the group features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound quality is pretty decent overall. Titles include "Impressions", "My Favorite Things", "Blue Train", and "I Want To Talk About You". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – recorded in Dusseldorf in 1960 with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – on titles that include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Walkin", and "The Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneAfro Blue Impressions ... CD
Pablo/Polygram (Germany), Early 60s/1977. Used ... $4.99
One of the best posthumous releases by the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – and a set that really captures the group at a perfect moment – when they were really beginning to stretch out a lot, yet still in a style that was mostly inside! The material was recorded in Berlin and Stockholm – and features wonderfully fresh versions of tunes you'll know from classic Impulse and Atlantic albums by Coltrane – really reworked in this live setting, and opened up in that magical style of the group! In addition to some wonderful soprano and tenor sax from Coltrane, the group also features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – on titles that include "Lonnie's Lament", "Naima", "Impressions", "Spiritual", and "My Favorite Things". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneAfro Blue Impressions ... CD
Pablo, Early 60s/1977. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
One of the best posthumous releases by the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – and a set that really captures the group at a perfect moment – when they were really beginning to stretch out a lot, yet still in a style that was mostly inside! The material was recorded in Berlin and Stockholm – and features wonderfully fresh versions of tunes you'll know from classic Impulse and Atlantic albums by Coltrane – really reworked in this live setting, and opened up in that magical style of the group! In addition to some wonderful soprano and tenor sax from Coltrane, the group also features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – on titles that include "Lonnie's Lament", "Afro Blue", "Cousin Mary", "Spiritual", and "My Favorite Things". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneArt Of John Coltrane – The Atlantic Years ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
We constantly find ourselves going back and forth: do we dig the Atlantic Trane, the Impulse Trane, or the Prestige Trane sides more? They each represent significant periods in both his and jazz in general's development, and all are so burning in their own way. This nice compilation brings together some of his finest moments for Atlantic, bridging the gap between his straight ahead bop years and the outward exploratory later period, with expansive takes on standards that began to incorporate his forward looking harmonic sensibility. A dozen now-classic sides in all: "Syeeda's Flute Song", "Aisha", "Countdown", "Mr. Knight", "My Shining Hour", Blues To Bechet", "The Invisible", "My Favorite Things", "Giant Steps", "Central Park West", "Like Sonny" and "Body & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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John ColtraneBest Of John Coltrane (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959/1960. Very Good ... $7.99
What can we say? Trane's work for Atlantic is still some of his best – and the versions of tunes on this album remain as some of the best-remembered tracks in his rich rich bag of songs. Titles include "Giant Steps", "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Equinox", and the fantastic original 13 minute reading of "My Favorite Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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John ColtraneChasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary ... LP
Impulse, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 34.99
A great collection of work by John Coltrane – pulled together in support of the Chasing Trane documentary! The music here spans the gamut of Coltrane's years as a leader – as the set includes material from his years recording for Prestige, Atlantic, and Impulse Records – showing the tremendous amount of development he brought to his already-strong sound and style – with results that are still having a huge impact on jazz all these many years later! The set skews a bit towards the spiritual side of Trane – which is a great thing by us – and titles include "Trane's Slo Blues", "Russian Lullaby", "Love Supreme – Part 1 Acknowledgement", "Moment's Notice", "After The Rain", "Alabama", "My Favorite Things (part 1 – single version)", "I Want To Talk About You (live)", "Chasin The Train (live)", and the duet with Johnny Hartman on "My One & Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
One of Coltrane's best early albums for Impulse – a warm set of modally grooving tracks, picking up where My Favorite Things left off! The group here features McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – perfectly fitting with Coltrane's tenor and soprano sax, and transforming familiar tunes with amazing ease. The album includes sublime readings of "The Inch Worm" and "Out Of This World" – plus the tracks "Soul Eyes", "Tunji", and "Miles' Mode". Great stuff – and an essential album for any jazz collection! Plus, this expanded CD contains a bonus CD with 10 extra tracks – including the previously unissued "Not Yet", alternates of "Tunji" and "Miles Mode" – and new versions of "Impressions", "Big Nick", and "Up Gainst The Wall". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane 1963 – New Directions (3CD set) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. New Copy 3CD ... $25.99 29.99
1964 was the year The Beatles invaded America, but 1963 was the year that John Coltrane revolutionized jazz – thanks to the Impulse Records sessions contained in this set! The package features the entire run of recordings that Coltrane did for Impulse in 1963 – including alternate takes and numbers that were unissued at the time – all to make for a stellar portrait of genius in action! The material all centers around the classic quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the package also features recordings at Newport and Birdland, the classic session with Johnny Hartman on vocals, and all of the unreleased material that appeared on the Lost Album – issued in 2018. Titles include "Slow Blues", "Vilia", "Untitled Original 11383", "Impressions", "Untitled Original 11386", "One Up One Down", "Lush Life", "Dear Old Stockholm", "After The Rain", "You Are Too Beautiful", "Your Lady", "Alabama", and long live takes of "My Favorite Things", "Impressions", "The Promise", "Afro Blue", and "I Want To Talk About You". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Quartet Plays ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $6.99
Modal Coltrane at its finest – a record that almost returns the great one to the territory explored at the end of his years at Atlantic Records, but which still incorporates all of the new ideas learned afterwards! The album's actually one of the straightest that John Coltrane cut after 1964 – and it features 4 long, beautiful tracks that soar with rhythms from McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – topped with searing, searching work on tenor and soprano sax from Coltrane! Titles include one of the greatest readings of "Chim Chim Cheree" we've ever heard – a version that remakes the tune almost as a part 2 of "My Favorite Things" – and other titles include "Song of Praise", the classic "Nature Boy" and "Brazilia". The CD features two bonus versions of "Nature Boy", one of them live, and the bonus track "Feelin' Good"! Great stuff, and an album that ranks up there with the best of his work! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard Again! ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
John Coltrane returns to the Village Vanguard – but his sound here is a lot more far-reaching than a few years before! The album's a great counterpart to the first Vanguard session – as it takes all of the bold, soaring energy of that date, and balances it with the newly introspective sound of the later Coltrane years – plus some of the freedoms learned from the Love Supreme era. The group here showcases the new territory explored by Coltrane – with Trane himself on tenor, soprano, and a bit of bass clarinet (echoing earlier Dolphy), plus Pharoah Sanders on additional tenor, Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rasheid Ali on drums. The album only features 2 long tracks – an incredibly soulful version of "Naima", and a very firey version of "My Favorite Things", but one that begins with a haunting bass solo by Garrison! LP, Vinyl record album
(Philippines pressing. Cover has light wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneOlatunji Concert – Last Live Recording ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used ... $15.99
Coltrane's last live show ever – in case you couldn't guess from the title – recorded in 1967, but never officially released! The set features a group with Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane, Algie DeWitt, and possibly Jumma Santos on percussion. As you'd guess from the added percussion, there's a pronounced spiritual approach to the set, although the solo work by Trane, Alice, and Pharoah is also quite free. The set features a short introduction by Billy Taylor, and 2 long tracks: "Ogunde" and "My Favorite Things". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneSelflessness ... LP
Impulse, 1963/1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
A great set of unreleased recordings that was issued after John Coltrane's death, but which stands as an essential chapter in his groundbreaking body of work for Impulse! The album features 2 tracks recorded at the Newport Jazz fest in 1963 – both with Roy Haynes on drums, plus the usual McCoy Tyner/Jimmy Garrison lineup. One of these cuts is a very long reading of "My Favorite Things" – with a sweet loping modal groove, but soloing that is quite a bit more "out" than the famous studio version. The 3rd track on the album – "Selflessness" – was recorded in LA in 1965, and it features Raphael Don Garrett on bass clarinet, adding some nice Dolphy-esque touches. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Vinyl has a light click at the end of side 1. Cover has light wear and light aging.)

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John Coltrane/Eric DolphyThat Dynamic Jazz Duo! ... LP
Ozone, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Includes "Mr PC", "Miles' Mode" and "My Favorite Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, and notes regarding the recording on back.)

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Common SenseResurrection 95 (dirty, Extra P rmx dirty, Large Prof rmx dirty, Soul Of The Pound mix dirty)/Chapter 13 (dirty) ... CD
Relativity, 1994. Used ... $18.99
One of our favorite Common tracks, the title song to the classic "Resurrection" album, with the extra nasty Extra P mix. CD
(Out of print.)

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Joyce CoolingThird Wish ... CD
GRP, 2001. Used ... $4.99
New work from Joyce Cooling – the smooth guitarist whose Cameo album from 1979 is a huge favorite among groove collectors! This new release is actually pretty close to the spirt of the original – and features a number of smooth and funky tunes that have Joyce in the lead on guitar, and singing in that sweet little style that often has her voice dancing along with the strings! Titles include "Third Wish", "Tamba", "Daddy O", "Don't Mind If I Do", "Jelly On My Jacket", and "East Side". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ruth CopelandSelf Portrait (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A surprisingly groovy little set – one of a few outings cut by singer Ruth Copeland – kind of an enigmatic figure in the early P-Funk years! The approach here is more rock than soul, but there's definitely some funky undercurrents too – of the sort that have always made Copeland a favorite with break freaks over the years – thanks to help on the album from Dennis Coffey, Eddie Hazel, Bernie Worrell, and George Clinton! Ruth arranged, performed, and produced the core part of the album herself – but the production style is surprisingly strong – with a use of space and strings that almost shows a bit of Axelrod influence at times, although more skewed towards the Detroit soul scene that Copeland called home. Titles include the classic "Your Love Been So Good To Me", which starts with a very fuzzy electric break, and "I Got a Thing For You Daddy", which has some great spacey guitars on the intro – plus "Child of the North", "No Commitment", "A Gift of Me", and "The Music Box". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vladimir CosmaDiva ... LP
DRG, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
When we were impressionable little arty tykes, this was one of our favorite soundtracks. It's got some beautiful Satie-esque tracks that feature solo piano by Vladimir Cosma, plus some weird Euro electronic stuff that has a nice cold feel to it. Also features a few tracks from the opera "La Wally", but we always skipped over these. Titles include "Voie Sans Issue", "Gorodish", "Promenade Sentimentale", "Metro Police", and "Lame De Fond". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear on the spine.)

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Noel CowardNoel Coward At Las Vegas ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $1.99
One of our favorite vocal albums of the 50s – an incredibly witty live set from Noel Coward, recorded in Las Vegas, with a very different style than some of his other records! The Noel Coward you'll hear here is still steeped in the mannered wit of his earlier plays, but he's also let himself go considerably – working in front of a live audience with an eager ear for well crafted lyrics and innuendo. The songs are mostly numbers from Coward's earlier shows, but they're sung in a hip swinging loungey style that really gives them legs – moving them past their staid roots into strong 50s vocal territory. Includes 2 great remakes of Cole Porter numbers – "Let's Do It" and "Begin The Beguine", both with Coward's own lyrics – plus "Uncle Harry", "A Bar On The Piccola Marina", "World Weary", and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on CBS in an alternate cover)
 
 
 



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