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Guy ClarkCraftsman ... CD
Philo/Rounder, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Guy ClarkSomedays The Song Writes You ... CD
Dualtone, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
... CD

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Guy ClarkSongs & Stories ... CD
Dualtone, 2011. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Case has some light edgewear.)

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Guy ClarkSouth Coast Of Texas ... CD
DBK Works, 2007. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Guy DavisDreams About Life ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
The first album from obscure folk singer Guy Davis – a set that's got a much earthier feel than you'd expect from its late 70s release! Most tracks just feature Davis on vocals and acoustic guitar – singing in a style that's slightly blues-inflected in the vocals, but with playful themes that are definitely in the more confident territory of American folk – clearly influenced by some of the folk/soul experiments by others in the early 70s. Titles include "Nappy Hair", "Try To Catch The Colors", "Never Fart In Front Of Company", "Friendly Feet", and "When I'm Gone". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Barry GuyIrvin's Comet ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), New Copy ... About December 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Barry Guy & Ken VandermarkOccasional Poems ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2014. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A fantastic pairing of players – two musicians who really bring out the best in each other in this set of improvisations recorded during the Krakow Jazz Festival – really bold basswork from the legendary Barry Guy, and the kind of ever-changing sounds, shapes, and tones that we always love from the reedwork of Ken Vandermark! Guy seems more on fire here than many other recordings from the time – and there's a photo inside the cover that really reflects the kind of warm intimacy and understanding he has with Vandermark – this really sport of special improvising magic that flows effortlessly throughout. Vandermark plays clarinet and a variety of saxes – and titles include "Black White Red Blue", "Riding The Air", "Curving Of The Wave", "I Will Sing You Of The Moments", "Shadow Cuts Light", and "Nature Is A Wolf". CD

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Buddy GuyStone Crazy ... CD
Alligator, 1981. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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GuyGroove Me – Very Best Of Guy ... CD
MCA, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
The best work by Guy – one of those soul groups that showed up on the scene just when we'd lost faith in soul groups, and breathed whole new life into the harmony format! The trio was a key part of Teddy Riley's new jack sound – but they had a deeper quality that's helped them last strongly for years. The set's a nice overview of their work, and features 17 tracks in all – including "Teddy's Jam", "I Like", "Spend The Night", "Round & Round", "Groove Me", "Teddy's Jam 2", "Why You Wanna Keep Me From My Baby", "Wanna Get With You", and "Piece Of My Love". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ GuyGuy ... LP
MCA/Uptown, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A stone cold classic from Teddy Riley! Forget what you might think about the cliches of New Jack Swing, because this record is a landmark of modern soul, one of the freshest R&B albums from the 80s, and it still sounds great today. After starting things out with Wrecks N Effect, Riley moved over to Guy – who really made his hip-hop heavy New Jack sound work great, because they had much better vocal chops than earlier groups, and they could fuse a tight harmony to the funky sound in style that not only got them loads of airplay (and record sales!), but which inspired a whole generation of American soul. This first album's their best, and it includes lots of nice smooth jammers – like "Spend The Night", "Piece of My Love", "Teddy's Jam", "Groove Me", and "Goodbye Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Monty GuyOpus Groove 2000 ... LP
Evertone-Muse, 1988. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy LafitteGuy Lafitte Joue Charles Trenet ... LP
Black & Blue (France), 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Excellent late work from one of the most soulful French tenorists of the postwar years – recording here in a quartet with Marc Hemmeler on piano, Jack Sewing on bass, and Philippe Combell on drums – playing songs composed by Charles Trenet, which seems to bring out a wonderfully expressive vibe for the session! LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy LombardoEvening With Guy Lombardo ... LP
RCA, Late 30s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Vintage work from the band of Guy Lombardo – long before he hit his New Years cliche! Features vocals from Lebert Lombardo, Carmen Lombardo, and a "Male Trio"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi! Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Billy Novick/Guy Van DuserNew Pennywhistle Album ... LP
Green Linnet, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an ink stamp and some marker in the bottom left.)

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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK – and features Warren's percussion alongside some key Brit jazz talents – including Don Rendell on tenor and soprano saxes, Ian Carr on trumpet, Amancio D'Silva on guitar, and Michael Garrick on piano! Warren composed and arranged the whole thing, and brings in plenty of percussion too – but the album really gets its depth from the presence of these modern jazz giants – all of whom really shape the sound with wonderful contributions and some very strong solos. Titles include "Burning Bush", "I Love The Silence", "Africa Speaks India Answers", "Ours This Is Our Land", "Yaw Barima", "That Happy Feeling", and "Builsa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus GotesmanasNox ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), New Copy ... About December 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Guy ClarkLive From Austin, TX – Dixie's Bar & Bus Stop ... CD
May 6, 1984. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Barry GuyInscape – Tableaux ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Barry Guy on bass, Marilyn Crispell on piano, Evan Parker & Mats Gustafsson on sax, Hans Koch on clarinet & sax, Johannes Bauer on trombone, Herb Robertson on trumpet, Per Ake Holmlander on tuba & Paul Lytton & Raymond Strid on percussion. CD

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✨✧ Buddy GuyLive At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1979 ... CD
JSP, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy GuyLiving Proof ... CD
Silvertone, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Buddy GuyMan & The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vanguard/Craft, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We love our Buddy Guy here in Chicago – and this set cut for Vanguard, one of his first full solo albums with his own band will always be a favorite! Buddy's late 60s sound was as charismatic as he'd always be, but there's an understated approach to his lead that's really wonderful, and hits us much deeper than the showy, guitar solo heavy stuff that the blues club tourists want to hear! He's got the great Otis Spann playing piano, Wayne Bennett on rhythm, Jack Myers on bass, Lonny Taylor and Fred Below on drums, and Donald Hankins, Aaron Corthen and Bobby Fields on saxes. Titles include "A Man And His Blues", "I Can't Quit The Blues", "One Room Country Shack", "Just Playing My Axe", "Worry, Worry", "Jam On A Monday Morning" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Edition on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ GuySpend The Night (extended, dub)/Piece Of My Love ... 12-inch
Uptown/MCA, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Spend The Night" is lifted from Guy's first album, and pumped up a bit by Teddy Riley – who adds in some great New Jack beats with a really sinister dark edge. Even better, though, is "Piece Of My Love", one of the few really fantastic harmony soul cuts of the 80s – and an anthemic stepper that never lets us down! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has marker on both sides with a hype sticker and a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ GuyTeddy's Jam (extended, club)/Teddy's Jazz ... 12-inch
MCA/Uptown, 1988. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sound of new jack writ large – as Teddy Riley takes the main stage with the heavily-produced "Teddy's Jam". The cut has plenty of popping beats – but the extended version is perhaps a bit too long. Stick to the club version, which has a smoother sound – or "Teddy's Jazz", which is a nicely understated version of the same theme. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Stevens/Rutherford/Parker GuyOne Four & Two Twos (4444 plus bonus tracks) ... CD
View/Emanem (UK), 1979/1980/1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit confusing, but it'll make a bit more sense once we get through telling you about all the great music on this CD! The core of the disc features the album 4444 – a 1978 London performance from the quartet of John Stevens on drums, Paul Rutherford on tormbone, Evan Parker on soprano and tenor sax, and Barry Guy on bass and electronics – all really feeling their energy strongly together, and working at a level that's some of the fiercest we've heard from this time – clearly all confident enough to improvise at a very frenetic level on most of these numbers. Added to this material are three more tracks that feature the duet of Rutherford and Guy – although this time Rutherford's handling the electronics at points, which really sound great next to Guy's bass – and which, oddly, often have some of the same offbeat tones as his trombone! Last up are two more duet tracks that feature Stevens' drums and Parker's soprano sax – both recorded in London in 1992, and issued here for the first time ever! So essentially, you've got 5 improvised tracks from the original 4444 album, 3 more tracks with Rutherford and Guy, and 2 more with Stevens and Parker – a heck of a lot of music! CD

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✨✧ GuyIII ... LP
MCA, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Barry Guy Blue Shroud BandOdes & Meditations For Cecil Taylor (5CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2016. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful large format recording from bassist Barry Guy – working here at the head of the Blue Shroud Band, an improvising ensemble that echoes some of his earlier work with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! The extended work is an expansion of an earlier piece that Guy recorded with pianist Marilyn Crispell – her Three Poems For Cecil Taylor – stretched out here with a more embellished sense of imagination, but still using some of the core texts created by Crispell for the original work! The piece spans five long CDs – with sections broken down and notated to reflect the work of the many great improvisers in the set – a lineup that includes Michel Godard on serpent and tuba, Agusti Fernandez on piano, Torben Snekkestad on soprano and tenor, Jurg Wickihalder on soprano and alto, Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Julius Gabriel on baritone and soprano, Maya Homburger on violin, Fanny Paccoud on viola, Ben Dwyer on guitar, and both Ramon Lopez and Lucas Niggli on percussion. Savina Yannatou provides voice on the poetic passages, Guy plays bass and leads – and the whole thing is beautifully packaged! CD

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✨✧ Torben Snekkestad/Agusti Fernandez/Barry GuySwiftest Traveler ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three musicians who have a really great way of improvising together – sounds that almost make you feel like one player tripped, and the other two decided to follow – falling through sonic space with all these happy accidents in music – yet somehow making complete sense as they move along the course of the album! The trio features the great Barry Guy on bass with Agusti Fernandez on piano and Torben Snekkestad on tenor, soprano, trumpet, and clarinet – a horn player who uses his instruments in a way that almost seems to create these small explosions of sound next to the piano – never overwhelming too much, but really making a lot of musical magic in the process. Titles include "In Situ", "Dwells", "Both Directions", "The Swiftest Traveler", "Slip, Slide, & Rattle", and "Sway". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Guy SkornikTusk ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really beautiful electronics from the enigmatic Guy Skornik – an artist that we mostly know for his quirky concept record Pour Pauwels, but who sounds here like some of the best electronicians of the German scene of the 70s! All tracks are long and spun out – electronic, but with acoustic elements in the mix – maybe in a mode that's similar to the 70s soundtrack creations of Popol Vuh, Tangerine Dream, or Vangelis – but darker, too – most likely because the music was composed for an obscure film by Alexander Jodorowsky! Yet the music here hardly needs images on a screen – as Skornik's created these wonderfully evocative passages, created with some help from Steve Hillage and members of Cossi Anatz. Titles include "Elise & Tusk Reunited", "Poo Lorn 1", "Elise Liberates Tusk", "Poo Lorn 2", "Goodnight Ram Baba", "Elise On The Run", and "Crossing The River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hiroshi Baba (aka Jun Fukamachi)Hiroshi Baba Works – Wolf Guy Enraged Wolfman/Monster Cat Turkish Bath (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $43.99
Really cool sounds from 70s Japan – music scored by Jun Fukamachi working under an assumed name, and maybe some of his wildest music ever! The notes here are all in Japanese, so we don't have much in the way of details – but we can say that CD1 features loads and loads of funky tracks – this Wolf Guy must have been one groovy cat – and overall, there's a very strong crime/cop feel to the whole thing – tight drums, riffing guitar, and plenty of sweet keyboards too! CD2 is a bit different, but still has some funky moments too – mixed with others that are more electric, and almost have more Italo horror scoring at times, especially in the moody elements that come from the keyboards! Together, the whole thing is amazing – a stunning sonic journey with a very distinct 70s cinematic feel – 45 tracks in all. CD

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Roxy MusicJealous Guy/To Turn You On ... 12-inch
Polydor/EG (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Kid Creole & The CoconutsTropical Gangsters (aka Wise Guy) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge album for Kid Creole & The Coconuts – issued in America under the name Wise Guy, and reissued nicely here under its UK title! The set was a massive breakthrough for August Darnell – one of his biggest hits since his day with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, with an equally appealing approach to the dancefloor. Tracks mix early 80s New York club styles with Darnell's mad retro/exotic take on the world – coming out with a sound that's slightly hokey, but equally catchy! Includes the hits "Annie (I'm Not Your Daddy)", "I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby", and "Stool Pigeon" – plus the cuts "Imitation", "I'm Corrupt", "No Fish Today", and "Loving You Made A Fool Out Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Chris KnightPretty Good Guy ... CD
Dualtone, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousThis One's For Him – A Tribute To Guy Clark ... CD
Icehouse, 2011. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Kevin Welch, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joe Ely, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Vince Gill & more. CD
(Case has some light edgewear.)
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Ad LibsPresenting The Ad Libs (purple vinyl pressing) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ORG, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
A full vinyl release by The Ad Libs – a group known for their classic singles of the 60s, but one who never issued a full-length album of their own! This great little set more than corrects that fact – by bringing together 9 rare singles for the Blue Cat label, plus a few previously unissued tracks – tracks that never made it onto vinyl back in the 60s! The issued singles alone are great – a beautiful blend of one gal and four guy singers, handled with a style that's on the rougher edge of the New York style of soul at the time. Titles include "On The Corner", "Boy From New York City", "Appreciation", "Oo Wee Oo Gee", "Johnny My Boy", "The Slime", "Down Home Girl", "If She Wants Him", "He Ain't No Angel", "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone", "Kicked Around", and "I'm Just A Down Home Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on purple colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Joe AlbanyPortrait Of An Artist ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great portrait of an under-recorded artist – Joe Albany's last album ever, recorded for Elektra records during their early 80s run of straight jazz sides! The record's got a spare, personal quality that's similar to Albany's other late work – but it's a bit more professionally put together too – not slick or commercial, but recorded quite thoughtfully, with clearly a lot of care in getting all of Joe's charms through on the record. There's a tentativeness to his keyboard work that's great – a sort of hesitation, then quick move forward with surprising grace – balancing beautifully in ways that warm us to his music even more than before. Other players include Al Gafa on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – but the record really has a main focus on Albany's piano lines. Titles include "Ruby My Dear", "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry", "Autumn In New York", "They Say It's Wonderful", "For The Little Guy", and "Too Late Now". CD

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Burt BacharachMake It Easy On Yourself ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good ... $3.99
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, sly syncopation, and well-placed instrumental solos! The sound is breathtaking throughout – a new level of maturity and majesty for 60s instrumental pop – and the record's an enduring classic that deserves a place in every sensitive record collection. Includes the amazing cut "Pacific Coast Highway", plus great versions of other classics, like "Wanting Things", "She's Gone Away", "Knowing When To Leave", and "This Guy's In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Joe BataanAfrofilipino (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown market it was getting locked into. On the album before this one, Joe coined the term Salsoul, which he used to describe his unique mix of salsa and soul – which on this record also gets a bit of an infusion of disco, which was a brilliant move by Joe, and broke the album out of the ghetto, onto dancefloors around the world. The centerpiece of the record is Joe's funky cover of Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Bottle" – but just about every track is great, and there's loads of excellent titles like "Chico & The Man", "Women Don't Want To Love Me", "X-Rated Symphony", "When You're Down (Funky Mambo)", and remakes of older Latin Soul tunes "What Good Is A Castle" and "Ordinary Guy". CD features bonus tracks – "What Good Is A Castle (parts 1 & 2)", "Ordinary Guy", and "Women Don't Want To Love Me". CD
(Part of the Salsoul Records Original Master Collecion!)

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BeatlesBeatles Live At The BBC ... CD
Apple, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
The Beatles live at the BBC – heard here in a host of rare recordings that were done between March 1962 and June 1965 – pulled from the vaults of the legendary radio station, and with a few cool dialogue bits too! The versions here were all played live on the air, and make for some much-needed alternate takes on the big hits by the Fab Four – and a few American numbers that really show the influence of other styles on their early sound. And since the recordings were done in a top-shelf studio, they're not muddy concert recordings – but actually feel more like some lost EMI studio material from the same period. 71 titles in all – including "Nothin Shakin", "The Hippy Hippy Shake", "Glad All Over", "Rock & Roll Music", "Ticket To Ride", "Ooh My Soul", "Don't Ever Change", "Slow Down", "Matchbox", "I Forgot To Remember To Forget", "The Honeymoon Song", "Lucille", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Taste Of Honey", "From Us To You", "I Got A Woman", "I'll Be On My Way", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Some Other Guy", "Soldier Of Love", and "Clarabella". CD
(Mono recordings.)

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✨✧ Doug Hream BluntMy Name Is Doug Hream Blunt ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
The long-overdue formal presentation of the music of Doug Hream Blunt – a self-taught, self-styled San Francisco soul singer from the 80s – one who recorded a handful of tunes that never really saw the light of day! Doug's got an unusual style – almost more 70s soul in its earnest approach, especially the lyrics – but delivered with a lean style that certainly has some 80s elements – yet none of the heavy keyboards or more electronic modes you might expect. Instead, there's this almost earthy approach – a definite homegrown feel that makes the music really compelling, especially in Blunt's honesty through the lyrics, and unabashed way of putting the songs forward. The work lay undiscovered for years – until Doug brought some of his un-distributed albums into a San Francisco store, which eventually started the journey that led to this great reissue of his music by Luaka Bop! Titles include "Fly Guy", "Whiskey Man", "Ride The Tiger", "Loveland", "Big Top", "Gentle Persuasion", and "Caribbean Queen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani TiabateMali Music ... CD
Honest Jons/Astralwerks, 2002. Used ... $6.99
That Damon Albarn's a busy guy! When he's not busy being a rock star or mock rock star, he's off on holiday in some exotic locale – but making another record at the same time, like this one, recorded in Mali. We have to admit, though we were predisposed towards the bare field recordings – featuring Malians singing and playing guitar and kora – which sound great, the more produced numbers are suprisingly wonderful too, and though the CD's all over the map, it still plays like a beautiful journey from start to finish. As you may already know, music from Mali steers it's own course, quite different from most of the other Afrobeat and funky African grooves you'll find elsewhere on our page, with a light springy quality and unhurried openness. 16 tracks in all, including "Le relax", "Makelekele", "Tennessee Hotel", "Kela Village" and "Sunset Coming On". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mali Music ... LP 24.99

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Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani TiabateMali Music ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
That Damon Albarn's a busy guy! When he's not busy being a rock star or mock rock star, he's off on holiday in some exotic locale – but making another record at the same time, like this one, recorded in Mali. We have to admit, though we were predisposed towards the bare field recordings – featuring Malians singing and playing guitar and kora – which sound great, the more produced numbers are suprisingly wonderful too, and though the record's all over the map, it still plays like a beautiful journey from start to finish. As you may already know, music from Mali steers it's own course, quite different from most of the other Afrobeat and funky African grooves you'll find elsewhere on our page, with a light springy quality and unhurried openness. 16 tracks in all, including "Le Relax", "Makelekele", "Tennessee Hotel", "Kela Village" and "Sunset Coming On". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mali Music ... CD 6.99

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Celi Bee & The Buzzy BunchCeli Bee & The Buzzy Bunch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
APA/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet campy disco classic – and a record that's been close to our hearts for years! Celi Bee may have had white hair and a hokey kind of look, but she won us forever with her incredible "Superman" – a five minute homage to the man in red and blue, and the leadoff track on this debut set! "Superman" is a sweet disco number with lots of strings, heavy rhythms at the bottom, and an erotic vocal that seems to offer the big guy more action than Lois Lane ever did. The rest of the tracks follow in a similar sleaze disco mode, and titles include "Smile", "It's Sad", "Hurt Me Hurt Me", "One Love", and "Closer Closer". CD features lots of bonus tracks – "Smile (alt mix)", "Hurt Me Hurt Me (alt mix)", "It's Sad (alt mix)", and 7" mixes of "Superman" and "One Love". CD
(Part of the TK Records – The Miami Sound Original Soul/Funk/Disco Collecion!)

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CerroneCerrone 3 – Supernature (pale green vinyl pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Malligator/Because (France), 1977. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... $26.99
The height of French disco – a huge worldwide hit for Cerrone, a nutty bit of space disco that actually holds up pretty darn well over the years! The guy's not really a looker – and the strange "animal operation" cover almost makes this look like a prog rock album – which is where Cerrone probably got his inspiration for the incredible keyboard work on the set – but the record's a killer bit of club that went onto influence generations to come – and is arguably one of Cerrone's best moments ever! Includes the classic "Supernature", a catchy disco groover you'll recognize instantly – plus the tracks "Love Is Here", "Love Is The Answer", and "Sweet Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD version of the full album.)

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ChicksSound Of The Chicks ... CD
Sundazed, 1966. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Tremendous girl group work from the New Zealand scene of the 60s – served up by a duo who've got a very special take on the music! The Chicks are sisters, and work together in a mode that's very hand in glove – singing the lyrics together on this host of groovy tunes, but with a style that's a bit more down to earth than some of the harmonies of other groups of this nature – almost like the girls are so excited and happy with the tunes, they're exclaiming together – instead of trying to craft some more complex patterns with their vocals! That style makes these tracks instantly compelling, and bursting with energy – and backings have a tight Brit invasion style, nicely romping and rave up – with an odd male vocal urging the sisters on at points. Titles include "Heart Of Stone", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "The Birds & Bees", "I Feel Fine", "I Want You To Be My Boy", "Looking For The Right Guy", and "Goodnight Baby". CD
Also available Sound Of The Chicks (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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ChicksSound Of The Chicks (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1966. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Tremendous girl group work from the New Zealand scene of the 60s – served up by a duo who've got a very special take on the music! The Chicks are sisters, and work together in a mode that's very hand in glove – singing the lyrics together on this host of groovy tunes, but with a style that's a bit more down to earth than some of the harmonies of other groups of this nature – almost like the girls are so excited and happy with the tunes, they're exclaiming together – instead of trying to craft some more complex patterns with their vocals! That style makes these tracks instantly compelling, and bursting with energy – and backings have a tight Brit invasion style, nicely romping and rave up – with an odd male vocal urging the sisters on at points. Titles include "Heart Of Stone", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "The Birds & Bees", "I Feel Fine", "I Want You To Be My Boy", "Looking For The Right Guy", and "Goodnight Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Of The Chicks ... CD 14.99

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Anna ClementiLove Is A Reason ... CD
Milano 2000 (Italy), 2005. Used ... $3.99
A current Italian vocalist – but one who's taking a lot of cues from older singers of the 50s and 60s – particularly those of the ice-blonde sexpot variety! Anna's working here in a blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation – often given a retro-styled mode that reminds us of some of the Irma La Douce artists in recent years – but which also gets a bit more abstract as the set moves on. From covers of tunes like "Call Me" and "An Occasional Man", Anna moves into more personal original material like "Swimming" and "Could Be", which have a more modern, chilled out sort of groove that pushes the album into new territory. Other tracks include "Hopelessly Fool", "A Guy What Takes His Time", "U Go To My Head", "Adrian", and "Love Is A Reason". CD

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Alice CooperBillion Dollar Babies ... CD
Warner, 1973. Used ... $3.99
Alice Cooper at his most sinister – crossing over big, but still keeping plenty of the lean, mean edge from the early days! The package does more than enough to live up to the hype that was building around Cooper at the time – building hip up as much as a baby-chopping monster as much as a hard Detroit rocker – and the album's filled with well-focused tunes that definitely helped propel hard rock into the American mainstream! Titles include the classic "No More Mr Nice Guy" – plus "Elected", "I Love The Dead", "Hello Hurray", "Sick Things", and "Billion Dollar Babies". CD

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John CorbettVinyl Freak – Love Letters To A Dying Medium ... Book
Duke University Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
An incredible look at the format of vinyl – put together by a guy who's got one of the hippest record collections we've ever seen! John Corbett's been writing about music, art, and other formats for decades – but his real labor of love is vinyl records – a format he continued to embrace even at the height of the CD era – so much so that he talked Downbeat magazine into letting him write a special column on musical delights that had never made it to the digital format! Corbett helped plenty of music get reissued on CD himself – thanks to countless label projects – but he also always held a special place in his heart for the kinds of records that never got reissued – and those are the sorts of titles featured here – a massive run of music that runs from jazz to funk, American and European, totally obscure to completely common – presented beautifully together in this massive book! The volume doesn't just bring together Corbett's columns, but also offers up full color reproductions of all the record covers, along with a few other details too – to support efforts on dozens of artists – a huge list that includes Melvin Jackson, Bill Leslie, Black Grass, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Phil Seamen, Khan Jamal, Klaus Doldinger, The Mad-Hatters, Tommy Jones, Guy Warren, The Three Souls, United Front, Johnny Lytle, London Experimental Jazz Quartet, Paul Smoker, AK Salim, Noah Howard, Jack Wilson, and many others – a good number of whom have yet to be reissued. The book is wonderful – and Corbett's longtime declaration of being a vinyl freak is more important than ever, given the rebirth of the medium! Book is 250 pages, softcover, with color images. Book

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EbonysSing About Life ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The set is one of only two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet has a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that's very hip – often applied to righteous themes worked out in a heavy soul mode, and which sounds just as great on the ballads as it does dancefloor numbers. This second album's got an even sharper edge than their debut – thanks to production and arrangements from Tony Camillo – who gives the album some great undercurrents of funk, and a slightly righteous style that reminds us of some of Norman Whitfield's best studio work of the time. Vocals are wonderful – with really great harmonies that balance out beautifully – in ways that are much more unified than other girl/guy soul groups. Titles include "Neighborhood Gossip", "Mr Me, Mrs You", "One Thing On My Mind", "Sing About Life", and "A Love of Your Own". CD

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Electric JunkyardElectric Junkyard ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
A great little fuzzy funky rock combo from the late 60s – one that uses electrified horns, fuzz bass, heavy guitars, and lots of organ and electric piano too! The grooves are mostly instrumentals and really revel in the intensity of the fuzz – a bit psychedelic at times, bluesy at others, but always thumping with a good bottom groove – thanks, no doubt, to arranger Frank Hunter, who we think is the same guy that made some pretty great 60s records with his Huntsmen group! Titles include "Aquarius", "Freeway", "L David Sloane", "Garbage Can Ballet", "Roundtrip", "Ten Little Indians", "Annie's Place", and "The Joint". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a half split top seam.)

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Jose FelicianoJust Wanna Rock N Roll ... CD
RCA/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
A bit of the rock n roll you might expect from the title, but an album that's still also very firmly in the best spirit of Jose Feliciano's early 70s classics for RCA! The title element seems to come through in stronger use of electric guitar than before – which makes for less of Jose's acoustic, folksy musings – but at the best moments, this guitar is used to bring in a bit more funk, and a bit more bite as well – working some good soulful elements on some of the album's best tracks. The album's got a great cover of "I Can't Get Next To You", which is done with some great Fender Rhodes riffing – plus a remake of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar", done with strong bass work – and Jose's own Latiny groover "Affirmation", which has more acoustic work than other cuts. Other tracks include "Not That Kind Of Guy", "Suspicions", "Marie", "Thank God", "Twilight Time", and "No Jive". CD

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Bebel GilbertoMomento ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2007. Used ... $3.99
Bebel Gilberto's certainly one to keep her public waiting in the space between each new record – but she always makes the wait worthwhile by coming up with something new! The sound here is again something different than her previous two albums – somewhat electric, but also fairly acoustic as well – even more mature than before, and not as easily given to simple tricks or flourishes – which is a very good thing in our book! One track was done in collaboration with Kassin, with backings by Orquestra Imperial – and other titles feature contributions from Sabina Sciubba, Didi Gutman, Masa Shimizu, and Guy Sigsworth. Titles include "Tranquilo", "Night & Day", "Um Segundo", "Cade Voce", "Words", "Azul", and "Os Novos Yorkinos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Davy GrahamHat ... CD
Decca/East Central One (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Prepare to discover your new favorite artist – a tremendously hip cat who never got his due – and who should be held as high on these shores as British talents like Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, or John Martyn! Like all of those three, Davy Graham is a complete original – a guy with an acoustic guitar, but light years beyond familiar folk – often using all these jazzy changes in his style, and mixing his own music with songs by Dylan, The Beatles, Muddy Waters, and even Art Blakey – but all in ways that are completely transformative, and which maybe use the familiar songs just as a way for Graham to show us how individual he can be – because even a song we know sounds nothing like the original. His guitar work is superb – full of all the fresh ideas, unusual phrasings, and special sounds that the best of his generation were bringing to acoustic music – and titles include "Lotus Blossom", "Down Along The Cove", "Stan's Guitar", "Bulgarian Dance", "Buhaina Chant", "I'm Ready", "Getting Better", "Hornpipe For Harpsichord Played Upon Guitar", and "Pretty Polly". CD

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✨✧ Stephane GrappelliFeeling + Finesse = Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Really beautiful work from Stephane Grappelli – a record that's got its roots in the sound of his older Hot Club work, but which also carries itself with a sense of modernism that really opens things up! The sound here is sparer and simpler at times – without as much of the gypsy swing cliches that could sometimes override Grappelli's work. Thanks should partially be given to guitarist Pierre Cavalli, whose work brings in some fresher 60s tones on the solos – standing out nicely nice to the group's other rhythm guitarist – who's working alongside bassist Guy Pedersen and drummer Daniel Humair. Titles include "Nuages", "Django", "Daphne", "Le Tien", "Minor Swing", and "Soft Winds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono purple & red label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Garland GreenJealous Kind Of Fella ... LP
Uni, 1968. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic! This is one of the best soul albums ever to come out of Chicago, and it's a really great blend of the Jerry Butler "iceman" style (very big in Chi-town) and the deeper soul sound of the west side. With the great title cut, and lots more goodies like "Don't Think That I'm a Violent Guy", "You Played on a Player", and "Love Now, Pay Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – a great copy! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Garland GreenVery Best Of Garland Green – 24 Tracks From Chicago's Master Soul Singer's Illustrious Career ... CD
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A windy city hero – the amazing Garland Green, a singer who makes us mighty proud we hail from Chicago! Garland's got an incredible style that few others can touch – partly schooled in the 60s iceman modes of Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson, with all the sophistication that might imply – but also often given a raspier twist, with slightly southern echoes that make Garland's music feel even more deeply personal! And while most folks know Green's big hits for the Uni label, this package shows a rich legacy that goes much father than that – work recorded for labels that include Cotillion, Spring, RCA, Ocean Front, and Revue – in addition to some key Uni tracks. This trans-label set really does a wonderful job of showing the full range of Garland's mighty talents – a sublime set of soul cuts that run from the start of the 70s right up to the early 80s modern years – packaged with detailed notes too. Titles include "Since You've Been Gone", "These Arms", "Just Loving You", "Just My Way Of Loving You", "He Didn't Know", "Don't Think That I'm A Violent Guy", "Love's Calling", "Just What The Doctor Ordered", "Sweet Loving Woman", "Ask Me What You Want", "You Played On A Player", "Don't Let Love Walk Out On Us", and "Sending My Best Wishes". CD

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✨✧ Dan GreerBeale Street Soul Man – The Sounds Of Memphis Sessions – 22 Lost Southern Soul Masterpieces From The Renowned Writer, Producer & Artist ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The first-ever tribute to this overlooked genius of southern soul – a set that brings together the rare early 70s singles from Dan Greer, plus a huge amount of unreleased work as well! Dan recorded these cuts for the Sounds Of Memphis label, in a style that really shows the changes in southern soul taking place at the time – that rich move forward you'd hear in the music of Sam Dees, Jimmy Lewis, and other key contemporaries who, along with Greer, really helped shake free of some of the 60s cliches of the genre – and stepped forth strongly with a sense of pride and power that's really amazing! The music's definitely got a Memphis vibe, but also echoes a bit of Nashville and Jackson soul as well – and Greer's slight lyrical twang is a really great fit for the slight bite in the way he puts his songs together. Titles include "Hook Line & Singer", "Shell Of A Man", "Thanks To You Girl", "How Does It Feel", "Bless You", "Voodoo Woman", "Share", "So Good To Be Young", "Any Moment Now", "Natural Reaction", "Only The Beginning", and "I'm A Lucky Guy". CD

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Lionel HamptonAmericans Swinging In Paris – Crazy Vibes ... CD
EMI (France), 1956. Used ... $6.99
Excellent work by Lionel Hampton – one of his standout French recordings from the 50s, handled with a quality level that was sometimes missing from his American work! Hamp's on both vibes and piano in the set, and also does a bit of singing as well – playing with a swinging lineup that includes the great Guy Lafitte on tenor sax, Claude Bolling on piano, and Billy Mackel on guitar. Tracks include "Le Piege", "Jazz Stars News", "Panama", "Genevieve", "Jam For Brigitte", "What's New", and "Hamp Swings The Bells". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lafayette HarrisYou Can't Lose With The Blues ... CD
Savant, 2019. Used ... $6.99
Straight, strong, and soulful work from pianist Lafayette Harris – working here with a nicely understated trio that features Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – both musicians with more than enough sensitivity to make some subtle contributions, while still letting Harris dominate the lead and do his thing! The tracks are all relatively short – most in the four or five minute range – but like a piano pro of the old school, Harris really packs a lot into a little space – on titles that include "Bloomdido", "Love Me In A Special Way", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "He's My Guy", and "The Juicy Blues". CD
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✨✧ Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway Live ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
Massively beautiful work from the great Donny Hathaway! After two studio albums that had firmly put him on the map as one of the 70s best soul talents, Atco had the genius to have Donny record this live album before very enthusiastic crowds in Hollywood and New York. The result is one of the best soul albums ever – one that shows a totally different side of Donny, and which has him jamming with a smaller, hipper, jazz-oriented group in long versions of some of his best tracks. Features a massive 12 minute version of "The Ghetto", which has loads of excellent instrumental breakdowns, a 13 minute version of "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", a superior version of the track "Little Ghetto Boy", which was only ever on a soundtrack, and covers of "What's Going On" and "Jealous Guy" that really transform them from the original versions. Very similar to the classic Curtis Mayfield 2LP live set on Curtom – and with a similar "Chicago studio soulster goes jazzy and intimate" feel. CD

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Eddie HillHot Guitar – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Country music talent Eddie Hill is maybe best known to the world as the guy who gave the Louvin Brothers their first work, or as a big force on the Grand Old Opry – but he's also a hell of a guitarist who cut some fantastic sides during the postwar years – records that ring out with all sorts of great guitar modes that easily puts Hill right up there with some of the greats of his time! The package is the first to ever do justice to the strengths of Eddie's talents – and features singles recorded for Decca, Mercury, RCA, and Columbia, plus some rare Apollo Records work too – all brought together in a collection that has Hill stepping easily through a variety of hillbilly talents, always with plenty of vocal charm to match his instrumental strengths too. Titles include his classic "The Hot Guitar" – a commentary on all the rising hillbilly styles in 1951 – plus "The Gottalotta Song", "Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots", "High Wide & Handsome", "Lovin Spree", "Who Wrote The Letter To Old John", "My Sugar Booger", "Bless Your Little Thumpin Gizzard", "Melting Steel", "Mind Your Own Business", "Fire Ball Eight", "Buckshot", "Wild Cat", and "Hard Road To Travel". CD

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Homer & JethroOoh That's Corny ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
It may be corny, but it's mighty enjoyable too – that mix of wit and instrumental sharpness that always made these guys so great! Titles include "I'm The Guy", "I Never See Maggie Alone", "Mama Get The Hammer", "Don't Go In The Lion's Cage Tonight", "Bread N Gravy", "The Charms Of The City Ain't For Me", and "Does Anybody Here Play The Piano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (plus Sing Baby Sing) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Two rare Storyville albums from the tremendous vocal team of Jackie & Roy – back to back in a single set! First up is the self titled Jackie & Roy – one of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical interplay on others, and a focus on Jackie's ballad talents on some of the gentler numbers – all wrapped up in small combo backing that's sensitive, creative, and modern – yet never in a way that overwhelms the vocals. It's hard to match the poise, class, and cleverness of this one – and the album easily set a new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! Titles include a few great early tunes by Tommy Wolf – the songwriter who would become so important for the pair – and backing is by Roy on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "You Smell So Good", "Listen Little Girl", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Bill's Bit", "Dahuud", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Lover". Sing Baby Sing is sublime work from the duo of Jackie & Roy – a guy/gal vocal team, but one with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! Both Jackie Cain and Roy Kral sing – and Roy also plays a mean piano, and writes a fair bit of the tunes too – really lively numbers that show off the bop-styled techniques they developed while working with Charlie Ventura – but with hipper, groovier lyrics – of the sort that are a key precursor to folks like Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg! Instrumentation on the set is great, too – a small combo with guitar from either Joe Rumero or Barry Galbraith – served up in a really great mix of tunes that includes "Season In The Sun", "Slowly", "Cheerful Little Earful", "Why Not Admit It", "You Are The One", and "Hook Line And Snare". CD

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Chaz JankelGlad To Know You – The Chaz Jankel Anthology 1980 to 1986 (Chaz Jankel/Chazanova/Chazablanc/Looking At You/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1980s. New Copy 5CD ... $34.99
A full package of work from the great Chaz Jankel – the keyboardist/composer who first rose to fame with Ian Dury & The Blockheads, but who went onto make some even better work on his own! Jankel's the guy responsible for the great groove on some of the best Dury classics – and when he went solo, he moved even more into funk and soul territory – drawing strongly on influences from American club, and cutting some great records that managed to cross over big on these shores! There's a relatively lean, clean sound to most of these grooves – early 80s beats and keyboards, with some nicely uncluttered vocals – but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation, which sometimes has a bit of a fusiony feel – but still that strong sense of a hook that made Chaz so great at the time, and which kept things true to form as these records moved over the course of his strong early 80s run. The set features the full albums Chas Jankel, Chasanova Questionnaire, Chazablanca, and Looking At You – plus a 12 track set of remixes and rarities – very important, as some of Jankel's work circulated most strongly on the 12" single scene of the early 80s. 48 tracks in all – titles that include "Just A Thought", "Ai No Corrida", "No 1", "3,000,000 Synths", "Questionnaire", "Thank You Very Much", "109", "Without You", "Johnny Funk", "You're My Occupation", "Am I Honest With Myself Really", and lots more cuts – plus a big booklet of notes! CD

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LV JohnsonWe Belong Together ... CD
Phono/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
A tremendous little record from LV Johnson – an obscure indie soul effort from the early 80s, but one that's recorded with a really great sound overall! The production is quite professional – full backings done with help from Chicago arrangers Willie Henderson, Floyd Morris, and Sonny Saunders – all working in a style that's more like mid 70s modern soul than you'd guess from the date of the record – quite warm, and beautifully poised to capture the full range of LV's great vocals. At points, the set's got the depth of a southern soul record, but the poise and class of the best soul up north – a bit like the best blends going on with Detroit artists during the 70s. Titles include "Dancing Girl", "I Don't Really Care", "The Whole Town's Laughing", "I'm A Lucky Guy", "We Belong Together", and "I Love You I Want You". CD

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Grace JonesLiving My Life ... LP
Island, 1982. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Grace Jones' best albums – recorded at a point when she was really beginning to stretch the boundaries of club music, crossing over with the early 80s post-punk/post-disco crowd through a melange of sounds that was all her own. The oveblown diva mode of her disco years is gone by this point – and in its place is a wonderfully stripped down sound that bubbles with influences from reggae, post-punk, and elsewhere! The set was recorded in Nassau, with rhythm from Sly, Robbie, and Wally Badarou – and titles include a fair bit of original numbers penned with Barry Reynolds. Tracks include "Nipple To The Bottle", "My Jamaican Guy", "The Apple Stretching", "Cry Now, Laugh Later", and "Inspiration". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally great – forged strongly with the cool combo Almaz, which features members of Nacao Zumbi, and bassist Antonio Pinto – the guy behind the great music in City Of God! The result is a record that's completely fresh, new territory for Jorge – but a set that also still holds onto all the best charms of his previous records too – and given that he's always seemed poised for superstardom and global crossover, it's even more incredible that he's made such a rootsy record like this! The record's filled with cool covers – all given the Almaz twist – tunes by Kraftwerk, Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson, Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, and others – completely reworked, and tuned up with spare instrumentation that's mostly guitar, bass, and drums. Titles include "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "The Model", "Cala Boca Menino", "Girl You Move Me", "Juizo Final", "Cirandar", "Tempo De Amor", and "Rock With You". CD

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JulyWight Album ... LP
Grapefruit (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99
A recent project from July – that legendary UK psych band of the late 60s, still sounding surprisingly great after all these years! At this point, the group is a duo – original members Peter Cook and Tom Newman – but they really manage to craft some great sounds here, with a style that ties back to their initial recording in 1968, and which features some of the successful flourishes of their revived activity from about a decade ago! The tunes are way better than any sort of younger attempt at material like this – mostly because there's a nicely understated, although still quite psychedelic, approach to the whole thing – maybe a reminder that with the best psych records, charm is every bit as important as fuzz. Titles on the double-length set include "The Traveler", "Sophie", "Special Guy", "Henry's Squirrel", "Seeking The Hacksaw Blades", "The Game", "What's Gonna Be", "Disco Klingon", "Mods Of Ryde", "It's Up To Me", and "Once When We Was Free". LP, Vinyl record album

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KhemistryKhemistry (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The only album we've ever seen from Khemistry – but a heck of a sweet little set, and one that's always been dear to our hearts! The trio features two gals and one guy, all working with a great sing-song approach on the vocals – and a snapping 80s groove on the rhythms! There's a warmth here that you don't always find in sets of this type – a simple, straightforward feel that keeps the whole album humming along nicely – even through some of the mellower numbers. Production is never too commercial, and the instrumentation's never too electric – and the album's got a simple charm that's kept it a favorite on rare soul lists for decades. Titles include "Can You Feel My Love", "There's No Me Without You", "I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use", "Sucker For The Boogie", "I Got A Feeling", and "Walking Papers". CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Michel LegrandParis Jazz Piano ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the greatest jazz work ever recorded by Michel Legrand! Although Legrand's always been known for his sweet soundtrack work and his famous easy listening sides – he's also a heck of a jazz pianist, and here in this rare 1959 session, he works in a trio format that puts him right up there with the best of the French piano-technics of his generation, like Maurice Vander or Rene Utreger. The arrangements are wonderfully off-beat – and Legrand dances around the piano with a versatility that we didn't know he had. The group features Guy Pedersen on bass and Gus Wallez on drums – and titles include "Paris In The Spring", "Sous Les Ponts De Paris", "Paris Canaille", "Moulin Rouge", and "La Vie En Rose". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ John LennonImagine ... LP
Apple, 1971. Very Good- ... $19.99
Not the out there primal scream of Plastic Ono, and more of an impeccably produced, easy to love landmark from John Lennon! The title track, beautiful as it is, is so heavily ingrained into rock & roll myth making machine that it's become too easy to overlook how great most of the songs on the album are. It must be the most consistent of John's LPs post-Beatles, and it's just about as essential as they come. Co-produced by Phil Spector, yet it's often not as grandly orchestrated as a Wall Of Sound effort, and well tailored to Lennon's songs. Includes "Give Me Some Truth", "Oh My Love", "How Do You Sleep?", "Imagine", "Crippled Inside", "Jealous Guy" and "I Don't Want To Be A Soldier". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has edge wear. Back cover paste-on is unglued and wrinkled on the edges.)

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Claudine LongetClaudine ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
French pop meets LA production – and the result is some of the best work ever recorded by A&M Records – a gently groovy, slightly sexy sound that really helped define the label in its early years! Claudine Longet's got a gentle Parisian style of singing that's perfect, simply perfect, on this first LP – set to lightly groovy arrangements by the great Nick DeCaro, gliding through a host of tunes that encompasses some of the grooviest hits of the decade – from soundtrack numbers to bossa tunes to familiar numbers that sparkle anew with Claudine's brilliance! Titles include "A Man and A Woman", "Wanderlove", "Meditation", "My Guy", "Sunrise Sunset", "A Felicidade", and "Hello Hello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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ManhattansDo You Ever/If My Heart Could Speak ... 7-inch
DeLuxe, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Heartbreaking harmony from the Manhattans! "Do You Ever" is a dreamy ballad sung by a guy who's asking if his ol' gal ever thinks of him – and "If My Heart Could Speak" is more of the same, the sad tale of a heart that can't express itself freely, longing for a lady that's too far out of reach! The sound's a lot rawer than their later work – with a good east coast indie feel to both tracks. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Memphis SlimParisian Blues ... CD
EmArcy, 1970. Used ... $9.99
Two albums' worth of material – both recorded in Paris – one with Roosevelt Sykes, the other with Buddy Guy & Junior Wells! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerzy MilianCutting – Jerzy Milian Tapes 09 – 1971 to 1977 – DDR Big Band Grooves Again ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Killer large group work from Polish jazzman Jerzy Milian – tracks recorded in East Berlin during the 70s, all with a style that mixes together the best modes of soundtrack funk with some of the groovier styles of the MPS big band scene! Milian's a vibist, but also has a great ear for larger charts – and these tunes really step out with full, forceful grooves – often a bit of electric bass at the core, to kick things up nicely – while the horns provide all these explosive colors up top! There's plenty of unusual sonic elements too – that great ear that made Milian such an important modern jazz musician in the 60s, still very much able to explore some of the farther reaches, even when keeping things groovy – as you'll hear here on a set of 16 tracks that include "Kung Tanza", "Mentro De Londres", "Carefree Guy", "Hausdrachen", "Tanz Des Schmiedes", "Woila", "Jerzy Und Gunter", and "Lauf Zur Kasse". CD

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Oopapada/Dr Prof Leonard KingPosition Finalized ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99
A funky combo from funky drummer Leonard King – both a doctor and a professor, but a very down-to-earth guy when it comes to records like this! The group's a sextet, and work with saxes and guitar to give the music a vibe that's almost vintage R&B at some points, but more creative jazz at others – really showing that strong legacy that King has in the Michigan scene over the past few decades – which includes some famous work with organist Lyman Woodard! King sings a bit on the set, but most tracks are long with a very strong focus on the instrumentation – on titles that include "Soulsphere", "The Indecisive Dreamland Of I Don't Know Why", "Nightcap", "Next", "Queen Ann Nzinga", "Imperative Unit Rising", and "Crept Dema Wrongma". CD

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Tony OxleyFebruary Papers ... CD
Incus/Discus (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
Excellent 70s work from Tony Oxley – a record that features the legendary drummer in three different settings! The set features two quartet tracks with a very string-heavy sound – the bass and bass guitar of Barry Guy, the violins of David Bourne and Philipp Wachsmann, and even some more violin from Oxley, who handles electronics as well as drums – in a sublime melding of sounds that seems to take most of the instruments way past their usual territory! Wachsmann returns on two more tracks, which also include Ian Brighton on guitar – very sonic-sensitive improvisations that really show the more sensitive side of Oxley's work on drums, as well as more electronics. The set lastly features three tracks with Tony just on percussion and electronics – maybe the most compelling of the batch, as the result of textures he makes on his own is breathtaking. Titles include "Trio", "Chant Quartet", "Sounds Of The Soil", "Brushes", "Combination", and "Quartet 1". CD

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Red PrysockBeat ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Heavy tenor instrumentals from the great Red Prysock – with tunes that include "Tea Bird", "Purple Wail", "He's A Real Gone Guy", "Earth Rock", "Pog Wog", "Lion's Den", "Mashin Potatoes", and "2 Point 8". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam, half split top seam and a peeled spot on the front.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsPortrait Of The Blues ... CD
Manhattan, 1992. Used ... $2.99
Features Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Joe Lovano, and Houston Person – plus arrangements by Hank Crawford and Benny Golson. CD
(Out of print. Columbia House pressing.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsSoulin' ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the best albums that Lou Rawls cut with the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod – that incredible duo who made some of his 60s Capitol albums so great! The style here is wonderful – upbeat grooves from Barnum – who brings more soul into Lou's music than before – recorded by Axelrod with the right sort of sharpness and punch – that special quality he brought to Cannonball Adderley's 60s soul classics too! Rawls is really at home in the setting – stepping out in some points with these hip monologue passages that are as great as his singing – maybe even better, too – as they show a whole new side of Lou's personality – that badass, totally hip quality that people might never have expected from the early days. One of the best of these is the excellent "Old Man's Memories", about a guy sitting on a bench in Washington Park on the south side of Chicago, which then rolls into an amazing version of "It Was A Very Good Year". Other tunes have a great mix of soul and jazz – and titles include "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", "A Whole Lotta Woman", "Don't Explain", "Old Folks", and "Breaking My Back (Instead Of Using My Mind)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with IAM stamp. Cover has a spot of paper on the "U" of "Soulin'".)

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Reel PeopleRetroflection Remixed ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent remix version of Reel People's fantastic Retroflection – one that you can almost look to as an equally great alternative version of it – with remixes by Atjazz, John Morales, Terry Hunter, Tall Black Guy, DJ Spinna and others! The warmly collaborative spirit of the original album – with guest vocals by Angie Stone, Navasha Daya, Anthony David, Omar and others – makes this kind of a companion piece a natural fit. The remixers wisely hew to the gliding soul with jazzy touches that make Retroflection such a strong, standout work, while bringing in elements of club soul, jazzy samba, and timeless disco, depending on the producer/remixer. Titles include "Don't Stop The Music (Art Of Tones Modern Disco Mix)", "I Want To Thank You (Sebb Junior Remix)", "Thinking About Your Love (Da Brownie Remix)", "Keep It Up (DJ Spinna Galactic Funk Remix)", "I'm In Love (Buscrates Remix)", "Buttercup (Terry Hunter Main Club Mix", "Always There (Scott Diaz Funk Excursion)", and "Can We Pretend (Tall Black Guy Samba Remix)". CD

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Howard RileyFlight ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... About February 18, 2021
A complete classic from British pianist Howard Riley – exactly the sort of record that made him as important a new voice on the piano as Cecil Taylor in the US or Alexander Schlippenbach and Martial Solal on the European scene! The set's got the free, fiery vibe of some of Taylor's best work – but with even more inventive sounds from the whole trio – which also includes Barry Guy on bass and Tony Oxley on drums and amplified percussion – a tremendous lineup that's equally matched, and brilliant throughout! Riley is as wonderful as on his solo sessions – but he's almost even more incredible here for the way he balances things between all the players, and gives both Oxley and Guy some key space to make themselves known. Titles include "Cirrus", "Motion", "Flight", "For Lesley/For Sue", and "Forgotten Game". LP, Vinyl record album

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RoctoberIssue #36 – The California Gold Issue! (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Roctober, 2003. New Copy ... $4.99
Another stapled, b&w, muy extrano rock screed from Roctober! This issue features a really nice paneled portrait sketch cover by Rob Syers, Jason Lutes, and others, the always entertain "Punk'n Head" strip by Jake Austen, features on lost Bee Gee Maurice Gibb, the late 60s circus-theme exploits of Buddah Records artist conglomerate the Kasenetz-Katz Orchestral Singing Circus, The Musical World of Sid Laverents, the wierd world of Gamma Goochee, an interview with Guy "the Armenian Mickey Katz" Chookoorian, Nardwuar Vs. Gene Simmons, and a lot more – plus the usual array of reviews, discographies, ads, and comics! Magazine

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Rose GardenRose Garden ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An overlooked gem from the Cali scene of the late 60s – music by a group with folksy roots, a bit of a British influence, and a warmth that sometimes gives them a bit of a Sunshine Pop vibe – but one that really hints at much deeper possibilities that should have made them huge! There's a mix of girl and guy vocals on a number of tracks, but often handled with a moody vibe that's really unique – not one soaring out and the other going deep, and instead often tied together in this way that has a wonderfully blue-tinged vibe – bringing a bit of sadness even where you might not expect. There's also a bit of a late 60s Byrds sound to the music – that moment right before the group was working with Gram Parsons – and the set features two songs that were given by Gene Clark to the band to record. Titles include "Coins Of Fun", "Next Plane To London", "Long Time", "Look What You've Done", "Till Today", "She Belongs To Me", "Rider", and "February Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label stereo pressing. Cover has a trace of a price sticker and light surface wear. Bottom seam is split, lightly stained, and held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Ranny SinclairAnother Autumn ... CD
Columbia/Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A long-overdue full length album from Ranny Sinclair – a very cool 60s singer who recorded for Columbia Records with a very groovy style – including a few obscure tracks done with piano legend Dave Brubeck! The sound here is beautiful – breathy at times, with some bossa currents in the rhythms – and a cool, compressed production technique that makes Ranny's vocals glide along beautifully with the instrumentation – a lot like Astrud Gilberto at Verve, or Joanie Sommers on some of her groovier records – but also very unique! Teo Macero produced – and the tracks clearly have the best of the 60s Columbia Records jazz talents behind them – yet only four singles' worth of material were released at the time, which are combined with unreleased tracks to make a really wonderful album. Titles include "Ode To A Cowboy", "Fan The Flame", "There Won't Be Trumpets", "Sweet William", "With Any Other Girl", "Something To Sing About", "Autumn In Our Town", "Barbara Allen", and "A Wonderful Guy". CD
Also available Another Autumn (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Ranny SinclairAnother Autumn (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $26.99 28.98
A long-overdue full length album from Ranny Sinclair – a very cool 60s singer who recorded for Columbia Records with a very groovy style – including a few obscure tracks done with piano legend Dave Brubeck! The sound here is beautiful – breathy at times, with some bossa currents in the rhythms – and a cool, compressed production technique that makes Ranny's vocals glide along beautifully with the instrumentation – a lot like Astrud Gilberto at Verve, or Joanie Sommers on some of her groovier records – but also very unique! Teo Macero produced – and the tracks clearly have the best of the 60s Columbia Records jazz talents behind them – yet only four singles' worth of material were released at the time, which are combined with unreleased tracks to make a really wonderful album. Titles include "Ode To A Cowboy", "Fan The Flame", "There Won't Be Trumpets", "Sweet William", "With Any Other Girl", "Something To Sing About", "Autumn In Our Town", "Barbara Allen", and "A Wonderful Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Another Autumn ... CD 13.99

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Sinn SisamouthGroove Club Vol 4 – Sinn Sisamouth ... LP
Lion/Pearl Of Asia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
The first-ever western collection to pay tribute to the lost legacy of Sinn Sisamouth – easily one of the coolest singers in Cambodia, before the Khmer Rouge shut down his career along with the rest of mainstream society! Sinn's got this amazing voice – surprisingly deep for a little guy – with a range of feeling that comes through even if you can't understand the language – all these amazing inflections and expressions, which are often set here to groovy 60s-styled instrumentation – lots of twangy guitar, and occasional appearances by female singers Pen Ran and Ros Sereysothea – who were also a big part of the overall Sisamouth sound. The set's the product of years of work rescuing these lost singles – done in conjunction with Sinn's estate, and complete with a beautiful booklet of notes and vintage images. Titles include "Vong Veng Leu Khneuy", "Rom A Go Go", "Hala Hala", "Hean Slab Prous Borng", "K'Out Chheam", "Jot My Maju Reach", "Oun Euy Sdab Pkor", "Nov The Prathna", and "Neuk Oun Chea Nich". LP, Vinyl record album

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King Size TaylorDr Feelgood – The Brits Are Rocking Vol 3 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A wealth of rare rockers from King Size Taylor – an overlooked figure on the British scene of the early 60s, and one who borrows some of the best influences from the American singers and guitarists of the decade before! Taylor's got a strong presence and a nicely bold voice – a style that sometimes echoes the Big Bopper, other times is maybe more in a Carl Perkins style – with just some occasional echoes of the new modes that were brewing up in and around Liverpool. In fact, some of his use of Perkins and Chuck Berry-influenced material echoes that of the young Beatles – who crossed paths with Taylor over in Hamburg. This set features 31 numbers in all – served up with the usual great sound and very detailed notes that we love in a Bear Family package – a long-overdue addition to the rock and roll history books! Titles include "I Can Tell", "Sad & Blue", "Saw My Baby With Another Guy", "Matchbox", "Money", "Sherry Baby", "All Around The World", "Dr Feelgood", "She Said Yeah", "Stupidity", and "Domino Twist". CD

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Tenderlonious featuring the 22 ArchestraShakedown ... CD
22A (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
We kinda want to hate the guy for such a hokey name like Tenderlonious – but this album's a surprisingly great little gem, and one that mixes lots of openly-blown work on flute with some sweet keyboards and other jazzy rhythms! The approach is maybe a bit like the Jason Lindh or Chris Hinze albums of the early 70s – and by that, we mean their better sets – with a flute approach that's less biting than the generation of Herbie Mann and Roland Kirk, using the instrument more in these spacious ways that are pretty darn great – especially against the heavy percussion and basslines of the 22Archestra! There's a few nice moments that almost have a Bobbi Humphrey sort of warmth – and titles include "Togo", "SV Interlude", "Expansions", "The Shakedown", "Yussef's Groove", "Red Sky At Night", and "You Decide". CD

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✨✧ Lillo ThomasLillo ... LP
Capitol, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Titles include "I'm In Love", "Her Love", "That Guy (Could Have Been Me)", "Sexy Girl", "Downtown", and "Put Your Foot Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Martin TorgoffBop Apocalypse – Jazz, Race, The Beats, & Drugs (hardcover) ... Book
Da Capo, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 25.99
An insanely detailed book on the role of drugs in American music – written by a guy who's already written a fair bit about drugs and culture! This time around, Martin Torgoff turns his eye towards the postwar years – looking at the interwoven landscapes of jazz, underground culture, and drugs from the late 40s through the 60s – with chapters that look at both famous figures and lesser-known personas – in a list that includes Billie Holiday, Lester Young, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Charlie Parker, and many more. The book's filled with short chapters that almost each read like a story themselves – never too exploitative, and often never with any sort of judgement at all – just surprising detail about the relation between drugs and performance, writing, or other artistic creation. These short chapters work well to weave together a world behind the scenes – subtle forces that later shaped more famous creations – and the book is a hefty 412 pages, with some black and white images. Book

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Ike & Tina Turner & OthersIke & Tina Turner Revue Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $24.99
A smoking live set from Ike & Tina Turner – and one that really gives you a rare glimpse at the full picture of the way they were operating back in the 60s! There's a freshly gritty feel to the record that goes way beyond cliches of the pair's later work – Tina clearly in the lead as the front presence of the ensemble, but plenty of great work from Ike leading the band and really wailing at times on guitar! The album was recorded live at Club Imperial in St. Louis – and it features performances by Tina, plus other singers in the "revue", like Stacy Johnson, Vernon Guy, Bobby John, and Venetta Fields. The whole thing's a hard-wailing, hard-rocking R&B set – and it includes the cuts "Please, Please, Please", "Think", "Feel So Good", "I Love The Way You Love", and "I Can't Believe What You Say". CD

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✨✧ Junior WellsComing At You ... LP
Vanguard, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great early album from Junior Wells – and one that really opens up that more soulful side of his talents that was becoming a Chicago hallmark at the time! The set was produced by Samuel Charters, but has none of the rootsy vibe of his earlier work on Folkways – and instead matches the harmonica and raw vocals of Wells with a bit of horn backings on a few tunes by the great Ed Bland (of previous Sun Ra cinema fame, and later funk arrangements) – blown by the unlikely mix of Tom McIntosh on trombone, with trumpets by Clark Terry, Wallace Davenport, and Jimmy Owens! The core group has the mighty Buddy Guy on guitar, with Walter Williams on rhythm guitar and Douglas Fagan on tenor – and Junior knocks it out of the park, on tunes that include "So Sad This Morning", "When My Baby Left Me", "Stop Breakin Down", "Somebody's Tippin In", "You Don't Love Me", "Little By Little", and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s "marble" label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsSouthside Blues Jam ... LP
Delmark, 1969/1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible slice of Chicago blues – and maybe one of the most important contributions Delmark ever made to the Windy City scene! The album captures Junior Wells in all his rough and raw brilliance – working in territory that's quite similar to the Chess Records vibe of the early 60s – in a group that has Buddy Guy on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, and Louis Myers on a bit of extra guitar! Guy sings a bit, but Junior does most of the vocals – and also plays harmonica too – on titles that include "Blues For Mayor Daley", "Stop Breaking Down", "You Say You Love Me", "Trouble Don't Last Always", and "Baby Please Lend Me Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue & white label Lincoln Ave pressing in a West Grand cover, with minimal wear and light aging.)

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Mary WellsMary Wells Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
It's only 1964, early in Motown's history, but Mary's managed to rack up a considerable batch of hits – no surprise since she was one of the label's best female singers of the early years! This set features 12 classics by Mary – including "You Beat Me To The Punch", "My Guy", "Your Old Stand By", "Two Lovers", "The One Who Really Loves You", and "What Love Has Joined Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andy WilliamsEmperor Of Easy – Lost Columbia Masters 1962 to 1972 ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
The title definitely gets it right – as Andy Williams was maybe the king of the easy listening vocal scene at the end of the 60s – a singer with a smooth style that was equally popular on record as it was on the TV screen! Yet Andy was also something very special, and very much unto himself – a crooner with links to the past, but with a warmth and personal approach that was much more down to earth – which made Williams such a great community-crossing artist at the time. This package is a great addition to his Columbia catalog – as it features 20 tracks on CD for the first time ever, 16 of which are previously unreleased – with lots of gems that are every bit as great, and maybe often more interesting than, some of Andy's biggest hits for the label. There's some great tunes here that get that wonderful Williams treatment – and titles include "Two For The Road", "On The Southside Of Chicago", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Bonita", "No One To Cry To", "A Question Of Love", "The Sinner", "Our Night To Howl", "Proud Mary", "What's The Matter Girl", "Too Young", "I Don't Know How To Love Her", "Through The Years", "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town", and "San Francisco". CD

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Mamiya YoshioPrince Of The Sun – Horus' Great Adventure ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $48.99
A 2CD set of music designed to accompany Japanese animation that starred "the little Norse Prince Valiant" – the cut lil' guy pictured on the cover, who gets some very action-packed accompaniment here! Most tunes are short and lively, and almost echo an older cartoon mode that you might have heard in the US in the 30s and 40s – not exactly Merrie Melodies or Raymond Scott, but not that far away either – as there's all sorts of playful arrangements, unusual horns, offbeat rhythms, and other things that really make the orchestrations sparkle! As with other titles in this series, the whole thing is very well done, but with all notes and titles in Japanese – a 2CD set with 54 tracks in all. CD

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VariousBaby I've Got It – More Motown Girls – More Rare Treats From Motown's Female Roster, Including 16 Previously Unissued Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to their recordings – so much so that even long-unissued tracks like these can easily stand with the biggest hits from other 60s soul labels! The package is wonderful if you dig female soul – and maybe even if you just like vintage soul in general – and in addition to rare cuts by big Motown names, you'll also hear some lesser-knowns that show the way the company was always trying to reach out for new talent in the fertile world of Detroit music. As usual, Ace has provided very detailed notes that offer as much history as information on the music – and the CD features 24 titles that include "It's Been A Long Time Happenin" by Rita Wright, "There Are Things" by Ann Bogan, "It's Crazy Baby" by Liz Lands, "Baby I've Got It" by Brenda Holloway, "Honey Don't Leave Me" by The Lewis Sisters, "It's All Right" by LaBrenda Ben, "When Someone's Good To You" by Oma Page, "In My Heart I Know It's Right" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Sweet Talkin Guy" by The Marvelettes, "Cookie Boy" by Thelma Brown, "I Up & Think Of You" by Kim Weston, "There Was" by The Lollipops, "Keep Away" by Little Lisa, "Playboy (first version)" by The Marvelettes, "I Know You Don't Love Me No More (orig mix)" by Yvonne Fair, "In Your Heart" by Patrice Holloway, "You've Got Possibilities" by Barbara McNair, and "Bad News" by LaBrenda Ben. CD

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

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✨✧ VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 30.00
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling biguine rhythm that flowed from Guadeloupe – almost a mix of Latin and jazz, but with a different sort of vibe of its own – which was then interwoven with elements from Cuban, European, and African styles amidst the initial decade or so of recordings on this set! Debs had strong ties with Paris, and a bit with the West African scene – and their recorded legacy almost follows old colonial paths, but in reverse – creating this wonderful criss-crossing of cultures amidst their grooves. The package is wonderful – loads of vintage photos and great notes in the best Strut Records way – and titles include "Douce Kombass" by Henri Debs Quintet, "Mr Morin" by Joseph Lacides, "Lan Mise" by Geno Exilie, "Feeling Happy" by Cyril Dias Et Son Orchestre, "Ces P'Tits Je T'Aime" by Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitare, "Assez Fait Cancan" by Guy Conquette, "Stanislas" by Eric Virgal, "Meringue Mondey" by Remy Mondey, "Si I Bon Di I Bon" by Le Ry-Co Jazz, "Salvana" by Dolor Et Les Diables Du Rhythme, and "Van Van" by Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta. LP, Vinyl record album

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