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Guy ClarkSouth Coast Of Texas ... CD
DBK Works, 2007. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Barry Guy & Ken VandermarkOccasional Poems ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $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 GuyI Left My Blues In San Francisco ... LP
Chess, 1969. Very Good+ ... $69.99
Not the Bay Area effort you might guess from the title – and instead a sweet Chicago session that's easily one of the funkiest records that Buddy Guy ever cut! There's a great mix of funk and soul mixed in with the blues – thanks to arrangements from Charles Stepney and Gene Barge, who groove Buddy up in the same new funky mode that Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters got from Chess Records at the same time. A few cuts are more stripped-down and classic – but most have this great tight groove, with instrumentation by Stepney on some surprisingly funky drums, plus Matt Murphy on guitar, Phil Upchurch on bass, and Gene Barge on tenor sax. Titles include "Goin Home", "Buddy's Groove", "She Suits Me To A Tee", "Every Girl I See", "Too Many Ways", "Crazy Love", "Keep It To Myself", and "When My Left Eye Jumps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover and label have a small drillhole through the center.)

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Buddy GuyLiving Proof ... CD
Silvertone, 2010. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Buddy GuyStone Crazy ... CD
Alligator, 1981. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Buddy Guy & Junior WellsDrinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite ... CD
Blind Pig, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A smoking live performance from these two Chicago blues legends – recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, but with a gritty electric vibe that's very much like the duo's best work back home! The approach is very stripped-down and unadorned – just vocals by both Guy and Wells – with Buddy on guitar and Junior on harmonica – plus additional piano from Pinetop Perkins, and even the mighty Bill Wyman on bass. Wyman produced the set – very faithfully too – and titles include "How Can One Woman Be So Mean", "Hoodoo Man Blues", "My Younger Days", "Messin With The Kid", and "Ten Years Ago". CD
(Out of print.)

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GuyGroove Me (ext, radio, dub, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Uptown/MCA, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of Guy's first big hits, and proof that Teddy was setting his crossover sights on the right target! The extended mix shows the way that Riley was determined to get R&B back onto the dancefloor in a big way – and the bonus beats are nice too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an MCA sleeve.)

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Monty GuyOpus Groove 2000 ... LP
Evertone-Muse, 1988. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy LombardoEvening With Guy Lombardo ... LP
RCA, Late 30s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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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Guy Lombardo & The Royal CanadiansSweetest Sounds Today ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Billy Novick/Guy Van DuserNew Pennywhistle Album ... LP
Green Linnet, 1977. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an ink stamp and some marker in the bottom left.)

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonConcert In Vilnius ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
This longstanding trio of musical partners really sounds wonderful here – attuned to the strengths and subtleties of each member – and able to open up with a beautiful sense of flow on the extended live improvisation on the set! All three musicians have always had as much of an ear for sound as they have for music – and that really comes through here with a stunning array of soundshapes and textures – which are also balanced by some surprisingly tuneful moments too. Evan Parker blows soprano and tenor, Barry Guy is on bass, and Paul Lytton is on drums – and the set features a full improvised performance, divided up into sections. CD

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Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus GotesmanasNox ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A masterful set of improvisations from a quartet who can move at so many different levels and speeds – sometimes very spacious and sensitive, other times with a ferocity that shows that they've really found their footing together as a unit! Nate Wooley is on trumpet, and is often at his best slow-shaping mode here – as is Liudas Mockunas on bass clarinet, sopranino, and tenor – both players who may well be inspired by the careful creations on bass of Barry Guy, then taken to more intense territory by the drums of Arkadijus Gostesmanas. The set features three long, nicely varied improvisations – "Multa Dies", "Multa Nox", and "Multa Lux". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies!)

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✨✧ Guy ClarkGreatest Hits ... LP
RCA, 1970s/1980s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Marilyn CrispellGryffgryffgryffs – The 1996 Radio Sweden Concert ... CD
Music & Arts, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Mats Gustafsson on saxophones, Marilyn Crispell on piano, Barry Guy on bass, and Raymond Strid on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Guy LafitteJambo ... LP
RCA (France), 1968. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by Guy Lafitte – a wickedly soulful set that's overflowing with Latin and modern touches! Lafitte's in the lead on tenor, backed by a group that features the groundbreaking George Arvanitas trio at its core, plus trombone from Sonny Grey and guitar from the great Jimmy Gourley. Arvanitas' group features some incredibly strong rhythm work from the team of Jacky Samson on bass and Charles Saudrais on drums – a pair that were one of the greatest bass/drum units working during the 60s on either side of the Atlantic – and equally well-suited to gently soulful moments as they were to full-on rhythmic romps! The album bristles with excitement from the word go – and features some surprising soul jazz groovers that have Arvanitas playing a bit of organ – as well as some great late nite numbers that really have Lafitte opening up on his horn. Titles include "Jambo", "Cote A Cote", "Jamaica", "African Night", and "Jamboree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing. Cover has a very light trace of an old sticker in a bottom corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Barry GuyIrvin's Comet ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Solo bass from the great Barry Guy – titled after the painting Comet, by Albert Irving – an image which graces the cover of the record – but served up here in a style of sound that's completely Barry's own! The music has that mindblowing quality that Guy can hit when he's really at his best – that way of opening up the instrument to new sonic possibilities that first made him such an exciting improviser at the start of his career, and which is still best heard in a solo setting like this – one that shows that Barry has lost none of his fire, nor is ever willing to just hang around in territory that's too familiar from earlier periods in his career. The painting in the title is apt – as at times, Guy has a very painterly style in sound – really making all the right choices all feel so right – on titles that include "Comet", "Oscillating", "Old Earth Home", "Barehead", and "Closed Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barry Guy & Ken VandermarkOccasional Poems ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2014. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Occasional Poems ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Tall Black GuyAirplane Mode ... LP
Tall Black Guy Productions, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The airplane in the title is no mistake – as the set features work from a wide array of contributors from far-flung spots – all coming together here under the always-sharp production talents of Tall Black Guy! There's a really easygoing flow between the tracks – almost as if the whole album is a "skit", with nicely shifting sonic elements that introduce appearances from Mr Tanqueray, Kenny Keys, Bobby Rox, and others – all equal parts of a strong sonic whole that's guide by the tall one. Titles include "It's Gonna Be Trouble", "You Sure Love it", "Relax Playa", "Next Level", "Live At The Biscuit Lounge", and "Let Love Be Your Magic Carpet". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Guy DavisDreams About Life ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 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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✨✧ Buddy GuyMan & The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vanguard/Craft, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... 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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✨✧ Guy WarrenAfro Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ GuyGroove Me – Very Best Of Guy ... CD
MCA, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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Gully BurnoUmmm/Bad Guy ... 12-inch
Kinetic, 2002. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Erik SatieSocrate – Olalla Aleman & Guy Vandromme ... CD
Edition Wandelweiser (Germany), 2018. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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ScottMy Guy/Do You Believe In Magic ... 7-inch
Top, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Jocelyn BrownSomebody Else's Guy (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Vinyl Dreams, 1984. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most soulful club tracks we can remember from the mid 80s – and a cut with a hook that just won't quit! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lesley GoreMy Town, My Guy & Me ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy 60s work from the great Lesley Gore – produced by Quincy Jones, with titles that include "I Don't Care", "What's A Girl Supposed To Do", "A Girl In Love", "Before & After", "Just Another Fool", "Baby That's Me", and "No Matter What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has light staining on the opening.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Kid Creole & The CoconutsTropical Gangsters (aka Wise Guy) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island (UK), 1982. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Roxy MusicJealous Guy/To Turn You On ... 12-inch
Polydor/EG (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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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 ... $3.99 11.98
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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AngelsMy Boyfriend's Back ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A 60s girl group classic if there ever was one – and the only standout album from the lovely Angels! The group were known, of course, for the title hit "My Boyfriend's Back" – a quick-stepping number that was a runaway pop hit at the time. That tune kicks off the album, and is followed by a number of similarly done tunes – arranged by Leroy Glover and Alan Lorber with a jaunty vibe that really works well with the girls' vocals, and with a sound that's the sort of cut-above work you'd expect from Lorber and Glober! The album features a number of other originals – including "Thank You & Good Night", "World Without Love", "Hurdy-Gurdy Man", "Love Me Now", "Has Anybody Seen My Boyfriend", and "The Guy With The Black Eye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Back cover has a name in marker.)

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Ricky BandaNiwanji Walwa Amwishyo ... LP
Zambezi/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
One of the moodiest albums we've ever heard from the Zamrock scene of the 70s – a record of slow-building tunes with a very personal vibe – all vocals and most instrumentation handled by Ricky Banda himself – in a style that's more intimate than other Zambian albums of the time! The style's not entirely folksy or singer/songwriter – but definitely stands in that territory in comparison to Zamrock group efforts of the time – psychedelic currents muted a bit, and focused in some slight instrumental elements, while the snakey progression of Ricky's vocals really carries the main weight of the record. Titles include "Let's Get Up Brothers", "Who's That Guy", "Yangu E Mwebaleya", "Away From Home", "I Believe The Man In The Sky", and "Mavuto". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $5.99
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 ... $2.99
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 2.99

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Brass Ring featuring Phil BodnerDisadvantages Of You ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A real gem from The Brass Ring – and an album that has a goofy cover designed to recall the famous TV commercial that used the title hit! The record itself is a work of pure genius – tightly compressed easy instrumentals, all in that unique Brass Ring mode – a sound that's sweetly stepping, slightly Latin, and peppered with great sax parts on top of slinky organ lines! The groove is much more stripped-down than other material of its type at the time, with sax in the lead, and small combo rhythms that really sound great – almost a distillation of all the best 60s influences from bossa Brazil and A&M. Tracks are wonderful too – and titles include "Music To Watch Girls By", "The Dis-Advantages Of You", "I Will Wait For You", "The Dating Game", and "A Man & A Woman". All this, and a wonderful cover of a short old guy with a tall sexy blonde! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, price sticker remnants, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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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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MJ ColeSincere ... CD
Talkin' Loud, 2000. Used ... $3.99
A modern classic from MJ Cole – the record that pushed him into the limelight with a near-perfect batch of garagey grooves! The sound here is plenty soulful – thanks to vocals by Elisabeth Troy, Guy S'mone, and others – but the real strength of the set is MJ's skittish rhythms, kind of a "next generation" stop after the initial wave of British drum n bass – in a mode that's taken down a few notches, and redirected back to the soulful dancefloor, instead of soaring into the cosmos like others of the London scene at the time! Titles include "Tired Games", "Attitude", "Baldelero Desperado", "Crazy Love", "You're Mine", "Sanctuary", "Sincere", "Rough Out Here", "Free My Mind", and "I See". CD
(Advance CD promotional pressing.)

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Alice CooperGreatest Hits ... LP
Warner, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Non-stop screamers from the initial Alice Cooper run at Warner Brothers – a hefty set list that includes "School's Out", "Be My Lover", "I'm Eighteen", "No More Mr Nice Guy", "Elected", "Billion Dollar Babies", "Teenage Lament", "Muscle Of Love", "Is It My Body", "Under My Wheels", and "Hello Hooray". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Doris DrewDelightful Doris Drew ... CD
Mode/VSOP, 1957. Used ... $11.99
A delightful session of west coast vocal jazz – done by singer Doris Drew, who we only know from this album! Doris has a sound that's a bit warmer than some of her contemporaries on the scene – and she's backed here by a great lineup that includes Marty Paich on both piano and celeste, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Herb Geller on alto, and Dave Pell on tenor – plus a bit of added string accompaniment from time to time. The sound is lush, but light – and amazingly recorded so that Doris' vocals stand out starkly on most of the numbers, especially the mellower ones. Titles include "I've Got The Sun In The Morning", "You & The Night & The Music", "I Love You", "I Cried For You", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Once You Find Your Guy", and "If I Should Lose You". CD

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Georgie FameWalking Wounded – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Go Jazz, 1998. Used ... $16.99
The great Georgie Fame hardly sounds wounded here – as the singer's in the middle of a great return to form in the 90s – a decade that saw him cutting some tremendous albums like this! Fame's in his home turf of London – working with a small combo at Ronnie Scott's, and turning in songs that have a perfect blend of blues and soul roots mixed with Georgie's unique jazzy inflections – at a level that's even more sophisticated than his work in the early days! The group is great too – with Anthony Kerr on vibes, Guy Barker on trumpet, Alan Skidmore on tenor, and Peter King on alto – and Fame sings tracks that include "Cape Cuckoo", "If You Live", "Eros Hotel", "Abide With Me", "The Woodshed", "Zavolo", and "It Happened To Me/My Buddy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bebel GilbertoMomento ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2007. Used ... $2.99
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. Mark through barcode.)

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Davy GrahamHat ... LP
Decca/East Central One (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Mats Gustafsson TrioMouth Eating Trees & Related Activities ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. Used ... $7.99
An important early album from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and one that has him working with older free jazz giants Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lovens on a range of percussion instruments, including a musical saw! Mats is clearly the star of the set – already an amazing master of tones, textures, and timings – as he effortlessly improvises on tenor, baritone, and fluteophone – at a level that seems to be bringing an especially strong response from Guy, who's maybe gutsier here than we'd normally hear during this period. Lovens is, as always, a master of the unique sound – as amazing as Gustafsson in the way that he makes music that seems very detached from any earthy referent! The set features one long improvisation, divided into five passages. CD

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Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway Live ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway Live (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Atco, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... On June 12, 2021
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. (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on June 12 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Donny Hathaway Live ... CD 9.99

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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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✨✧ Chris HillsEverything Is Everything – Comin Outta The Ghetto (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Embryo/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic early work from Chris Hills – an artist you might know most from later work as part of Players Association – but who here is in an equally soulful sort of mode! The guy on the cover might look a bit unlikely as a soul artists – especially given that he's fading away in the photo – but the record's got a rock-solid approach right from the start, very similar to the best of the other funk groups recording for Atlantic at the time! The set is one of the deepest issued on Herbie Mann's Embryo imprint for Atlantic – and although Chris is the main creative talent on vocals, arrangements, and lots of instruments – the set also features strong organ work from Lee Reinoehl, and additional vocals from soul singer Chico Waters. Titles include "Comin Outta The Ghetto", "Sweet Joanne", "Six Of One", "Mean Old Love", "Sure As Shootin", and "Talkin Bout Soul". CD

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✨✧ J-RockStreetwize ... LP
Ghetto Groovz/De Rap Winkel (Netherlands), 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
Classic underground early 90s street hop from J-Rock The Messiah – produced by J-Rock, DJ Premier and Easy Mo Bee – heavy, funky a** beats and cuts like they just don't make anymore! J-Rock is a master of the various techniques of the era, while the beats document Primo in his prime. J-Rock's one-and-only album – and an ultra rare one! Titles include "Let Me Introduce Myself", "Under Arrest", "Streetwize", "Brutality", "Pimp", "Shakedown", "Don't Sleep On Me", "Root Of All Evil", "Another Tough Guy", "Dead", "Save The Children", "Cazanova", "Let's Get It Together", "Get Rek", "Ghetto Law" "Neighborhood Drug Dealer" (main and remix) and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 350!)

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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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Chuck Jackson, Solomon Burke, Tommy Hunt, & OthersGuys With Soul Are The Greatest ... LP
Wand, Late 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Wand showcases its male talent, some of the smoothest singers of the 60s! The legendary New York label brings its finest to the table with this set, rather than collecting a bunch of oddities or leftovers, with a great batch of outstanding tracks originally issued as singles. A dozen numbers in all, including "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "I Wake Up Crying" and "Beg Me" by Chuck Jackson, "If You Need Me" and "You're Good For Me" by Solomon Burke, "Human", "I Am A Witness" and "Chain Gang" by Tommy Hunt","Pain In My Heart" and "These Arms Of Mine" by Otis Redding and "Gonna Send You Back To Georgia" and "I'm A Lonely Guy" by Timmy Shaw. LP, Vinyl record album
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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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✨✧ Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... $3.99
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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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
Also available Seu Jorge & Almaz ... CD 3.99

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JulyJuly – The Complete Recordings (July/Second Of July/Temporal Anomaly/Resurrection/The Wight Album/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/2020. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99 51.99
The complete recordings of July – a set that features their rare original album, unreleased tracks, and lots of surprisingly great later material too! First up is the self-titled July album from 1968, presented in both mono and stereo mixes – the debut album from July – a group who only gave the world this gem of a record back at the end of the 60s – but who've gone on to become legendary, based on the strength of the set! The whole thing is a real standout in the psych scene of the UK – well-crafted songs that are tight, but groovy and loose at the same time – tuneful, but filled with experiments – and produced with just the right sort of inventive qualities to make the special flourishes and individual moments of genius really come to light! There's so many great things going on here – an all-rich, no-filler record that's filled with gems that include "My Clown", "Dandelion Seeds", "Jolly Mary", "Hallo To Me", "You Missed It All", "The Way", "To Be Free", "Crying Is For Writers", "I See", and "A Bird Lived". Next is Second Of July – a great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the musical ideas very rich, and overall psychedelic conception is amazing! There's no overindulgence, but also no easy pop psych modes either – and it's really incredible how much these guys can pack into a short song – from unusual guitar lines, to freewheeling rhythms, and trippy ideas in the lyrics. Many numbers have a sweet groove underneath, and are slightly freakbeatish – but there's also a much more unique feel to the record as well. Tracks include "Dandelion Seeds", "You Missed It All", "My Clown", "Friendly Man", "I See", "The Girl In The Cafe", and "Move On Sweet Flower". The box set then moves into two later albums from a re-formed group – Temporal Anomaly and Resurrection – both of which feature material conceived over a number of years, issued on Resurrection in 2013, and on Temporal Anomaly here for the first time ever. Tracks are great – still very much in the spirit of the classic material, and produced with a nicely understated vibe. Last up is The Wight Album – a recent project from July – 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". 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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✨✧ Peggy LeeMan I Love ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Quite a rare album from Peggy Lee – and a strange one too! The album features backings "conducted" by Frank Sinatra, done in a moody, flowing, dreamy and sad style – similar to his own work of the late 50s Capitol years, especially the more melancholy albums that we love so much. Frank's probably not doing the bulk of the work, though, as the record also credits Nelson Riddle with arrangements – and Riddle's sound here is very strong, again in the mood of his best sad work with Sinatra – territory explored on albums like Wee Small Hours or Only The Lonely. Titles include "That's All", "Please Be Kind", "He's My Guy", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", and "If I Should Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s mono UK pressing in a barcode 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+ ... $49.99
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, includes poster and printed inner sleeve! Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Jerry Lee LewisLast Man Standing ... CD
Artists First, 2006. Used ... $2.99
Duets with BB King, Robbie Robertson, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood, George Jones, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Neily Young, Bruce Springsteen, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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LL Cool JAll World Vol 2 ... CD
Def Jam, Mid 80s/1990s/Mid 2000s. Used ... $6.99
A second volume of classic LL Cool J cuts – from benchmark mid 80s jams produced by Rick Rubin to the best of his mid 00s cuts – stellar cuts all the way, be they trailblazing old school classics or unpretentious, well crafted mainstream ear candy. LL has done it all, All World Volume 2 is more goodness worthy of his legacy. Stellar early and mid period productions from Rick Rubin & Marley Marl, later singles with production by Sean Puffy Combs & Erick Sermon, aughties productions by The Neptunes & Timbaland. 17 tracks in all: "Rock The Bells", "Dear Yvette", "I'm That Type Of Guy", "Big Ole Butt", "Jack The Ripper", "Around The Way Girl", "Luv U Better", "Hush", "Baby", "Headsprung" and more. CD

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Tim MaiaWorld Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – and the grooves are often mixed together in a sound that's nice and fuzzy around the edges, with some slight psychedelic elements that makes the cuts a perfect fit for this Luaka Bop series! Yet Tim Maia's hardly a guy who can easily fit into any easy slot or series – because as you'll hear on this set, he's got a vibe that's all his own – a really wonderful approach that's different even from some of his hippest contemporaries in Brazil – and which has gone onto have influence on countless other generations of singers and musicians – including his nephew Ed Motta. The package is great – a real visual tribute to the sounds within – and titles include "Que Beleza", "Ela Partiu", "Do Leme Ao Pontal", "Brother Father Mother Sister", "Quer Queira Quer Nao Queira", "Let's Have A Ball Tonight", "I Don't Care", "The Dance Is Over", "Rational Culture", "You Don't Know What I Know", and "Nobody Can Live Forever". CD

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MarvelettesDeliver – The Singles 1961 to 1971 ... CD
Tamla, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Features 41 tracks including "So Long Baby", "My Daddy Knows Best", "Twistin' Postman", "Your Cheating Ways", "Anything You Wanna Do", "Paper Boy", and "He's A Good Guy (Yes He Is)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul McCartneyRam (2CD special edition) ... CD
Apple/Hear Music, 1971. Used 2CD ... $14.99
An early moment of genius from post-Beatles Paul McCartney – a solo set that's wonderfully diverse throughout – filled with the kinds of cool little twists and turns we loved in his late Beatles records, and in his 70s killers with Wings! There's a newly-emerging sweetness going on here – that great sound that started to emerge with the McCartney album – where Paul was a proud, put-together family guy – easily one of the most confident of his fab foursome, and able to bring an incredible amount of charm to just about any style he wanted to try! Some of the best cuts here are the mellower, more personal moments – still delivered with an amazing rock-solid sense of musicianship and production, too – and even the rockers, which might sound clunky in the hands of anyone else, manage to come off with a great deal of charm as well. Titles include the wonderfully playful "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" – plus "Too Many People", "Heart Of The Country", "Dear Boy", "Ram On", "The Back Seat Of My Car", and "Smile Away". 2CD version features some rare tracks and b-sides – including "Another Day", "Oh Woman Oh Why", "Little Woman Love", "Love For You", "Hey Diddle (Dixon Van Winkle mix)", "Great Cock & Seagull Race (Dixon Van Winkle mix)", "Rode All Night", and "Sunshine Sometime (earliest mix)". CD
(Out of print. Cover has a lightly bumped corner and a pen mark through barcode.)

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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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M-TetTotal Non-Stop Action ... LP
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
The funky M-Tet combo add in just a slight bit of extra grease to the sound that made their debut so tight – occasional horn flairs and a bit of congas, plus maybe a bit more fuzz on the guitar! Yet the core sound is very much in that mix of organ, guitar, bass, and drums that make these guys a 21st Century evolution of the sound of The Meters – but cooked up in the Bay Area instead of Nola, where the vibe is a bit different – and there's a bit more room to play around with the groove! As such, the album balances sharp old school funk numbers with some fuzzier, freakier tunes – a good balance that never has these guys sounding too much like just another retro funk act – on titles that include "Katrin's Deli", "Gotta Be With You", "You Should See The Other Guy", "That Old Hammond Organ", "Vamp Oakland", and "Pinch Hitter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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William OnyeaborHypertension ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
William Onyeabor's looking pretty chilled out on the cover – especially given the Hypertension title of the record – a cool, confident dude decked out in a velvet jacket and sombrero – able to carry off that look as well as he can carry the grooves on the set! In anyone else's hands, this music might be somewhat cheesy – but Onyebor's a guy who can take lean keyboard lines, and weave them into a much deeper Afro Funk sound – drawing on all the best modes of the 70s, and avoiding the cliches of the 80s – and coming up with a very unique groove in the process. It helps that there's plenty of righteous spirit in his music and message – as you'll hear on titles that include "Hypertension", "Politicians", "The Moon & The Sun", and "Papa Na Mama". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oopapada/Dr Prof Leonard KingPosition Finalized ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
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
(CDr release.)

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OrlonsSouth Street ... LP
Cameo, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
An Orlons smoker from South Street in Philly – a perfect example of the way the city was becoming a major soul power in the early 60s! The set's got The Orlons taking on a host of other hits of the time – romping rockers, mellow ballads, and socking soul – all wrapped together in one tight little package that shows that the group, along with some Cameo Records help, can do just about anything they set their minds to! The blend of three girls and one guy makes for some unusual vocal moments – and titles include the chunky groover "South Street", plus a number of tunes in a similar mode, like "Big Daddy", "Pokey Lou", "We Got Love", "Don't Let Go", and "Between 18th & 19th On Chestnut Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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PassportDoldinger Jubilee 75 ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good- ... $0.99
A great follow-up to the Doldinger Jubilee album of a few years previous – easily one of the most successful Passport records for Atlantic, thanks to a host of great guest stars! The format is followed again for this recording too – by augmenting the core Passport quartet with players that include Philip Catherine on guitar, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Les McCann on Fender Rhodes – plus a surprising bit of vocals and guitar from Buddy Guy! Les steps out on their rendition of his "Compared To What" – and other tracks are more fusion-centrist numbers in the Passport mode – with titles that include "Albatros Song", "Abracadabra", "Jadoo", and "Angel Wings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear and some light stains.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBlues For Bouffemont/Hot House (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fontana/Muzak (Japan), 1964. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
A pair of late Bud Powell albums – brought together here in a single set! First up is Blues For Bouffemont – wonderful late work from pianist Bud Powell – recorded in France, where Bud seemed to do all of his best recordings in the early 60s! The setting is a trio – with Art Taylor on drums and Michel Gaudry on bass – but as always in such a mode, Powell has a way of opening the tunes up wonderfully – exploring the boppish currents that he first helped unveil years before, but also showing a newfound lyricism that makes us wonder what strong role Bud would have played on the European scene, had he survived into the 70s! Titles include "Una Noche Con Francis", "Like Someone In Love", "Blues For Bouffemont", "Moose The Mooche", "Little Willie Leaps", and "My Old Flame". CD also features bonus tracks with a second trio – "I Know That You Know", "Star Eyes", and "There Will Never Be Another You". Next is Hot House – maybe the last album that Bud Powell ever recorded with a horn player – and a fantastic one too – as the set features tremendous work from rising tenor genius Johnny Griffin! The setting is a live one – with Guy Hayat on bass and Jacques Gervais on drums – and the group open up wonderfully to provide this really crispy setting that brings out the best in Griffin's tone – that amazing edge that he always had right from the start, but which really seemed to come into focus even more strongly during this stretch overseas! Some tracks are nice and long – especially versions of "Wee", "John's Abbey", and "Straight No Chaser" – alongside tunes that include "Bean & The Boys", "Move", and "Salt Peanuts". CD

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✨✧ Bud PowellEarl Bud Powell Vol 8 – Holidays In Edenville '64 ... CD
Mythic Sound, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bud Powell on piano with Guy Hayat on bass, Jacques Gervais on drums & Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone on two tracks. CD
(Out of print)

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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 RileyAngle/The Day Will Come ... CD
Columbia/Hux (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A pair of great records from British pianist Howard Riley – an artist who's recorded many dates for small labels over the years, but who virtually got his start on these two rare albums for Columbia! First up is Angle – incredibly fierce work from underrated British piano genius Howard Riley! Riley was a British modernist in the late 60s – and his trio records from the time feature a young Barry Guy, playing excellent accompaniment on bass, in a manner that's a perfect bridge to his later free improv years, but which also shows a strong talent for jazz-based conception. This angular little album is filled with a lot more surprises than we expected, and drummer Alan Jackson's a wonderful third member of this super-tight trio. Titles include "Exit", "Fragment", "Angle", "Gill", and "S&S" – plus "Three Fragments", which features some additional flute from Barbara Thompson. Next is The Day Will Come – the second album by the groundbreaking British jazz trio led by pianist Howard Riley – and one that's even more startling than the first. Riley's trio again includes Barry Guy on bass and Alan Jackson on drums – and the group of them make some incredibly beautiful music that's unlike most of the other jazz we can recall from the period. Sure, there's hints of 60s free jazz, and bits of the progressive turn that would show up in the UK jazz of the 70s – but most of the work is startlingly new, with a conception of piano trio material that's left us breathless. Guy's bass work is especially wonderful – as he changes at will from plucking to bowing to fingering the instrument in strange and wonderful ways. Titles include "Sphere", "Playtime", "Funeral Song", "Winter", "Dawn Vision", and "High". CD

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Howard RileyFlight ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
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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✨✧ George RussellStratus Seekers ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $12.99
Key work from the guy who put the "modern" in modern jazz – the great George Russell, heard here in the company of some younger players who definitely help him seek out some new territory in music! The record's got a wonderful balance between sharp edges and swing – a sound that few others could handle so well as Russell – and which bears some links to George's bigger concept albums in the 50s, but comes across with a sound that's much leaner, and which easily makes this record one of the most striking modern sides on the Riverside label at the time! Players are all great – and include Don Ellis on trumpet, Paul Plummer on tenor, John Pierce on alto, and Steve Swallow on bass – plus Russell on piano and Joe Hunt on drums. Titles include "Stereophrenic", "Pan Daddy", "Kige's Tune", and "Blues In Orbit". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lalo SchifrinDirty Harry Anthology ... CD
Aleph, Early 70s. New Copy ... About April 15, 2021 (delayed)
Nice one! Clint Eastwood will forever be remembered for his groundbreakin tough guy work in the Dirty Harry films – but equally famous are Lalo Schifrin's funky soundtracks for the movies! The work is some of Schifrin's best – a mix of the jazzy style he created in the late 60s, and a funkier 70s cop theme edge that was sort of the white answer to blackploitation scoring that was happening at the same time. Most of this material was never properly issued on vinyl, and there's a whopping 19 tracks of material, with a sound that will blow your mind – especially if you only know Lalo Schifrin's 60's work. Titles include "Dirty Harry's Creed", "Scorpio's Theme", "Sudden Impact", "Stake Out", "Robbery Suspect", "The Bait", "Palancio", "Ray Of Light", and lots more! CD

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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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✨✧ Martial SolalSolal – The Martial Solal Trio Recorded In Concert ... LP
Milestone, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
With Solal on piano, Guy Pedersen on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – on titles that include "Let's Waltz", "Under Paris Skies", "Billie's Bounce", "Jordu", "Vice Versa", and "Aigue Marine". LP, Vinyl record album
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SpinnersTruly Yours – Their First Motown Album With Bonus Tracks – 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The first Motown full length record by the Spinners – Original Spinners from '67 – followed by an impeccably well-chosen collection of bonus material! It's excellent stuff – an overlooked album with some very hard to find Motown work by this early version of the legendary Spinners – with lead vocals by Bobby Smith and Edgar Edwards. The tracks have a mixture of sweet and raw harmonies – crafted with an elegantly soulful sound that would later take the group way over the top during the 70s, and which here sounds sublime next to some of the group's Motown contemporaries! The first 12 tracks on this excellent Kent compilation are the Original Spinners tracklist – including "Sweet Thing", "I Cross My Heart", "I'll Always Love You", "Truly Yours", "Like A Good Man Should", "For All We Know", "How Can I", "It Hurts To Be In Love", "Nobody Else But You", "Where Is That Girl", "Tomorrow May Never Come" and "That's What Girls Are Made For". Most of the 14 bonus tracks are previously unreleased masters – revelatory stuff from earlier in the 60s – formative, yet beautifully realized recordings with productions by Harvey Fuqua and Ivy Joe Hunter! Titles include "Darling", "Words Can't Describe", "12 O'Clock", "Just Another Guy", "We're Gonna Be More More Than Friends" and more. CD

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Stahls Trio (Mattias Stahl)Kallthorp Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Incredible work from one of the hippest vibists working on the planet today – the great Mattias Stahl, one of the few players to really bring something new to the instrument over the past few decades! Stahls has this very rich sound, but also a very unique sense of timing too – which means that he can ring out with notes that are very seductive, while also pulling you into a space that's very much his own – fresh rhythms, different progressions, and moments of mindblowing intensity – all given fantastic support here by bassist Joe Williamson and drummer Christopher Cantillo! The group are as revolutionary as any of the Bobby Hutcherson "new thing" recordings of the 60s, or as Gary Burton's key combos at their best – and there's a sense of new imagination that matches that of the contemporary, but very different, vibist Jason Adasiewicz – maybe the only other player besides Stahl who's done so much with the instrument in recent years. Titles include "Vi Gar Till Skolan", "Morgon Pa Torpet", "Elmers", "Diagram", "Lennart Jernestrand", "Ordning Pa Torpet", and a surprising take on John Lennon's "Jealous Guy". CD

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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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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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Art Van DammeMartini Time (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1955. Used ... $24.99
Sublime stuff – even if only for the cover, which features a guy totally romping on some girl on a couch, while her extended hand gracefully holds onto a Martini, which is pictured in the foreground of the image! But the music is as great as the cover, too – and the album's one of the best American efforts from accordionist Art Van Damme – a sublime blend of Art's accordion, plus vibes, guitar, bass, and drums! The sound is lean and clean, and slightly jazzy – and titles include "Adios", "Blue Lou", "If I Could Be With You", and "Madame Van Damme". CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersMuddy Waters Sings Big Bill/Folk Singer ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1959/1963. Used ... $6.99
2 Muddy Waters classics! On the first record, the Big Bill in the title is Big Bill Broonzy – a key influence on midcentury bluesmen all over the US, and paid tribute to nicely here by Muddy Waters! Given this tribute approach, the sound's a bit rootsier than some of Waters' other work for Chess at the time – a bit more emphasis on some of the acoustic elements in the instrumentation, and a recording style and approach to rhythm that's sometimes a bit more down home than postwar Chicago. Many titles are Broonzy originals, and titles include "Tell Me Baby", "Southbound Train", "Just A Dream", "Double Trouble", "I Feel So Good", "I Done Got Wise", and "Mopper's Blues". Folk Singer is a seminal album by Muddy – recorded in a style that's rootsier, and more down to earth than a lot of his other chess sides! Muddy's playing acoustic guitar, and the rest of the group features Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, and Clifton James. The sound is really spare, and very moody – and tracks include "You Gonna Need My Help", "Cold Weather Blues", "Feel Like Going Home", and "My Home Is In The Delta". CD
(Out of print MCA pressing.)
 
 
 



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