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Barry Guy & Ken VandermarkOccasional Poems ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
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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Billy GuyTramp Is Funky ... LP
All Platinum, Early 70s. Very Good ... $13.99
One of the rawer albums ever issued on the All Platinum label – some nice party routines from Billy Guy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and two cutout holes.)

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Buddy GuyI Left My Blues In San Francisco ... CD
MCA/Chess, 1969. Used ... $8.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy GuyLive At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1979 ... CD
JSP (UK), 1979. Used ... $11.99
... CD

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Buddy Guy & Junior WellsBuddy Guy & Junior Wells Live In Montreux ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About August 15, 2021 (delayed)
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... CD

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Buddy Guy & Junior WellsLive In Montreaux ... CD
Black & Blue/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print, P-Vine pressing with original LP cover art – includes obi!)

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Guy LombardoBells Are Ringing ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK – and features Warren's percussion alongside some key Brit jazz talents – including Don Rendell on tenor and soprano saxes, Ian Carr on trumpet, Amancio D'Silva on guitar, and Michael Garrick on piano! Warren composed and arranged the whole thing, and brings in plenty of percussion too – but the album really gets its depth from the presence of these modern jazz giants – all of whom really shape the sound with wonderful contributions and some very strong solos. Titles include "Burning Bush", "I Love The Silence", "Africa Speaks India Answers", "Ours This Is Our Land", "Yaw Barima", "That Happy Feeling", and "Builsa". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing on yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)

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Guy Warren SoundsThemes for African Drums ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
A classic LP by Guy Warren, an enigmatic figure who skated around between the jazz and lounge worlds, and who did really have a faithful dedication to African drumming. He hung with Monk, and yet also had his "sounds" group record masterpieces of exotica like this album for RCA. The album has a very driving feel, with a number of percussionists, and solos by Lawrence Brown on trombone. Titles include "Waltzing Drums", "Lady Marie Drum Suite", and "Blood Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and some light staining on the back.)

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✨✧ Buddy GuyI Was Walking Through The Woods ... CD
Chess, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Buddy Guy reached much bigger fame on later labels, but he sounds pretty darn great here in a set of early recordings done for Chess – all sides recorded in the first half of the 60s, when Buddy represented one of the best talents in a new generation of bluesmen rising up in Chicago! The style here is tighter and a bit more urban than some of the Chess work of the 50s – less rootsy overall, with saxophone often sliding next to the guitar – in a wickedly soulful mode that's got elements of R&B in the mix. Titles include "My Time After A While", "Ten Years Ago", "Watch Yourself", "Stone Crazy", "I Found A True Love", "First Time I Met The Blues", and "No Lie". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Buddy GuyLive! – The Real Deal ... CD
Silvertone, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy GuySkin Deep ... CD
Silvertone, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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

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✨✧ Guy ClarkSomedays The Song Writes You ... CD
Dualtone, 2009. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Buddy Guy & Junior WellsAlone & Acoustic ... CD
Alligator, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Jasmine GuyJasmine Guy ... CD
Warner, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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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 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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✨✧ Guy ClarkEssential Guy Clark ... CD
RCA, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus GotesmanasNox ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jocelyn BrownSomebody Else's Guy (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Vinyl Dreams, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a tiny split in the bottom seam.)

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JonesesSugar Pie Guy (small slice, international, club, inst) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
The Joneses' revisit their legendary 70s hit "Sugar Pie Guy" – and serve up the tune here with a few nice 80s club touches! The "small slice" mix has a nice bubbling percussion feel underneath the vocals – one that keeps the hook in place, but changes up the rhythm of the tune in a really jazzy way. The "international" mix adds in a few more beats and electro touches – and the "club" mix extends the whole thing out to over 8 minutes long! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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ScottMy Guy/Do You Believe In Magic ... 7-inch
Top, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of pen.)

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Mary WellsMy Guy/Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do To Me) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1964. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Frederick "MC Count" LintonI'm Somebody Else's Guy (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Vinyl Dreams, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In the tradition of "Heartbeat", which was also cut in a straight vocal club and a hip hop version by the West End label, Frederick Linton does a rap version of Jocelyn Brown's classic "Somebody Else's Guy" for the Vinyl Dreams label, handling the song in a bouncy old school way that picks up the hook nicely, yet takes the song into a hip hop mode. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsMr Nice Guy ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Ronnie Laws really makes a big move into the soul field with this one – quite a big record for him back in the day, and a set that helped Laws reach an even wider audience at the time! Ronnie sings as much as playing sax on the set – and he also handles a fair bit of keyboards too – often laid down alongside the beats with a snapping 80s groove sort of feel – a sound that's just right for the jazzy flourishes you'd expect from Laws, but much more soul-styled than before! Laws' vocals have a lightness that really works well with the instrumentation – a catchy charm we wouldn't have expected a few years before. Tracks include "In The Groove", "Mr Nice Guy", "Big Stars", "Can't Save Tomorrow", "What Does It Take", "Off & On Again", and "Rolling". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Erik SatieSocrate – Olalla Aleman & Guy Vandromme ... CD
Edition Wandelweiser (Germany), 2018. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Ad LibsPresenting The Ad Libs (purple vinyl pressing) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ORG, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
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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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassBeat Of The Brass ... LP
A&M, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Beautifully compressed pop from Herb Alpert – a session that's still got the traditional Tijuana Brass style, but which also displays a more restrained, more adult approach to instrumental pop! The rhythms are nicely changed out more than before here – stretching out with interwoven exotic touches and sweeter A&M pop – all coming together at a level that's far more sophisticated than you might guess if you've only got a version of Herb that's reduced to simple cliche! Herb also makes a key vocal appearance on the song "This Guy's In Love With You" – the group's first #1 single, and the beginning of a great run of Alpert vocalizations. Other tracks include "The Robin", "Slick", "Panama", "A Beautiful Friend", "She Touched Me", and "Thanks For The Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin strip of clear tape on the seams.)

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AngelsMy Boyfriend's Back ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
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. Vinyl has a short click on "World Without Love".)

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✨✧ Ricky BandaNiwanji Walwa Amwishyo ... LP
Zambezi/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 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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BeatlesBeatles Live At The BBC ... CD
Apple, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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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Clifford BrownBrownie Speaks – A Proper Introduction To Clifford Brown ... CD
Proper (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used ... $4.99
Includes the songs "I Come From Jamaica", "Cryin' The Rock", "Brownie Speaks", "You Go To My Head", "Capri", "Turnpike", "Get Happy", "Wail Bait", "Hymn To The Orient", "Brownie Eyes", "Cherokee", " Easy Living", "Minor Mood", "Brown Skins", "Blue And Brown", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "The Song Is You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and " You're A Lucky Guy". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownJames Brown Singles Vol 8 – 1972 to 1973 ... CD
Polydor/Hip-O Select, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $28.99
The early 70s were an amazing time in soul music – and for the King Of Soul in particular – documented masterfully on Volume 8 in the James Brown Singles series from Hip-O Select! Like the other volumes, it includes both sides of all the JB singles, programmed chronologically from early 1972 through August 1973 – from furious and frenetic funk to socially conscious soul, blacksploitation soundtrack gems to tender ballads – and a few that combine those elements. Includes unstoppable classics and comparable rarities, with detailed notes on each single, the line-up of players and the dates of release. Straight up fantastic funky soul, and not just for completists – it's a stellar portrait of JB that shows just how far he reached stylistically without ever compromising his established identity as The King Of Soul! 40 tracks on 2CDs: "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "Hot Pants Road", "King Heroin", "Pass The Peas", "There It Is" (Parts 1 & 2), "Honky Tonk" (Parts 1 & 2), "Get On The Good Foot" (Parts 1 & 2), "I Got Ants In My Pants" (mono and reverb versions), "What My Baby Needs Now Is A Little More Lovin" and "This Guy – This Girl's In Love With You" with Lyn Collins, "Mama's Dead", "Everybody's Got Soul", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme" and much more! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Ruth BrownSoftly (aka Ruth Brown 65) ... LP
Mainstream, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A very unusual setting for the legendary Ruth Brown – the singer who first rose to fame singing raw-edged R&B tracks for Atlantic Records in the 50s – but who works here in a much jazzier mode overall! The set features backings from Peter Matz – who often accompanied the classier singers of the time – and Ruth really does a great job of mixing her bold vocals with his jazzy charts – soaring to new heights in a way that swings nicely, and makes for much deeper soul than most of Matz's other projects. Musicians include Hank Jones on piano, Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Urbie Green on trombone, and Richard Davis on bass – and there also seem to be some female backup singers in a few spots too. Titles include two from Nellie Lutcher "Hurry On Down" and "He's A Real Gone Guy" and Dick Hyman's "Watch It", "Whispering Grass", "I Know Why", "Here's That Rainy Day", and a very interesting interpretation of "On The Good Ship Lollipop" – which almost makes the whole tune sound like a sad ballad. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and a company sticker.)

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Alice CooperBillion Dollar Babies ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $49.99
Alice Cooper at his most sinister – crossing over big, but still keeping plenty of the lean, mean edge from the early days! The package does more than enough to live up to the hype that was building around Cooper at the time – building hip up as much as a baby-chopping monster as much as a hard Detroit rocker – and the album's filled with well-focused tunes that definitely helped propel hard rock into the American mainstream! Titles include the classic "No More Mr Nice Guy" – plus "Elected", "I Love The Dead", "Hello Hurray", "Sick Things", and "Billion Dollar Babies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Includes the dollar insert, printed inner sleeves, and the die-cuts intact. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Vladimir CosmaAlexander ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Mostly lush and laidback tunes, written by Cosma for this strange little French film from the early 70s – about a guy who spends most of his time as a shut in! The track does have a great theme – the tune "Where Is The Summertime", which is performed in a great bossa nova version at one point – with tightly dancing rhythms, and some great whistling organ that makes the track sound a bit like a Lalo Schifrin tune! There's one or two other numbers with a similar groove on the set – and tracks include "Piano Sweet Piano", "Rhythm In The Afternoon", "Bird Watchers", "Flirtation In The Grass", and "The Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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

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Duke EllingtonBlanton Webster Band (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird, 1940/1941/1942. Used 3 CDs ... $9.99
Includes 66 tracks on 3 CDs! Arrangements by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn featuring Wallace Jones and Cootie Williams on trumpet, Rex Stewart on cornet, Tricky Sam Nanton and Lawrence Brown on trombone, Johnny Hodges on alto and soprano sax, Ben Webster on tenor sax, Fred Guy on guitar, Jimmy Blanton on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. CD

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940 ... CD
Jazz Classics, 1940. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Duke Ellington on piano, Harry Carney on baritone sax & clarinet, Jimmy Blanton on bass, Otto Hardwick on alto sax & clarinet, Barney Bigard on tenor sax & clarinet, Sonny Greer on drums, Freddy Guy on guitar & whistle, Ben Webster on tenor sax, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown & Tricky Sam Nanton on trombones, Rex Stewart & Wallace Jones on trumpets, Ray Nance on trumpet, vibes & vocals & Herb Jeffries & Ivie Anderson on vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington At Fargo, 1940 – Live (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Book Of The Month, 1940. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $14.99
A great documentation of this rare live set from 1940 – one of the best slices of Ellington from the time! Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Duke Ellington on piano, Harry Carney on baritone sax & clarinet, Jimmy Blanton on bass, Otto Hardwick on alto sax & clarinet, Barney Bigard on tenor sax & clarinet, Sonny Greer on drums, Freddy Guy on guitar & whistle, Ben Webster on tenor sax, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown & Tricky Sam Nanton on trombones, Rex Stewart & Wallace Jones on trumpets, Ray Nance on trumpet, vibes & vocals & Herb Jeffries & Ivie Anderson on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has some fading at the spine and split corners at the right, looks nice otherwise!)

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Duke EllingtonOkeh Ellington ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
50 tracks over two CDs. Featuring Jabbo Smith and Cootie Williams on trumpet, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton on trombone, Johnny Hodges on clarinet and alto sax, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor sax, Fred Guy on banjo, Lonnie Johnson on guitar, and Sonny Greer on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
RCA/Camden, Early/Mid 40s. Sealed ... $6.99
A collection of recordings from the 40s, with sidemen that include Juan Tizol and Lawrence Brown on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor, Ben Webster on tenor, Ray Nance and Wallace Jones on trumpet, with Fred Guy on guitar, Junior Raglin on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed, but with fraying and splitting at the bottom half of the spine.)

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Georgie FameWalking Wounded – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Go Jazz, 1998. Used ... $6.99
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
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✨✧ Aretha FranklinOnce In A Lifetime ... LP
Harmony, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
Mellow work cut by Aretha at Columbia in the early and mid 60s, and repackaged in this release by the budget arm of the label. The tracks are mostly standards and pop tunes – done by Aretha in a sophisticated jazzy style that reminds us of early 60s work by Dinah Washington or Nancy Wilson. Titles include "By Myself", "My Guy", "Once In A Lifetime", and "Unforgettable". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, lightly shopworn with some large holes but still intact.)

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Lefty FrizzellSaginaw Michigan/Sad Side Of Love/Puttin On (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Morello (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
A trio of albums from the great Lefty Frizzell – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Saginaw Michigan – Fantastic 60s work from the great Lefty Frizzell – issued at a time when he was back on the top of the charts with the fantastic title track, and able to really stretch out and do great things with his amazing voice! Lefty's still got the edge of the honky tonks, but has also aged and weathered a bit too – a quality he really brings to the lyrics, and makes the tunes sparkle with even more depth and charm than before – still able to pen some great material on his own, which is nestled in here amidst some well-chosen tracks by others. Titles include the great "Sagniaw Michigan", plus "What Good Did You Get", "There's No Food In This House", "Lonely Heart", "Don't Let Her See Me Cry", "When It Rains The Blues", "Hello To Him", and "James River". The Sad Side of love has Lefty Frizzell taking on a whole host of heartbreaking tunes, but delivered with that special kind of charm that always set him apart from the rest – a guy who's able to take life's punches, but maybe learn a bit in the process – a quality he really brings to the great batch of material on the set. As usual, Lefty contributed a number of great songs to the record himself – and titles include "Preparations To Be Blue", "She's Gone Gone Gone", "Running Into Memories Of You", "I Don't Trust You Anymore", "A Little Unfair", "I Can Tell", "It's Bad", "Confused", and "Woman Let Me Sing You A Song". Puttin On is a record with a slightly psychedelic cover, but a set that's got the best sound of Lefty Frizzell in the 60s – that amazing voice, matured like rich wine – set to a well-chosen batch of tunes that includes a few hits plus some great lesser-known material! Lefty sounds great throughout – taking on tunes like "Little Old Wine Drinker Me" and "Almost Persuaded", and making them his own – then moving onto tunes that include "Get This Stranger Out Of Me", "I Just Couldn't See The Forest", "A Prayer On Your Lips", "Anything You Can Spare", and "Heart". 2CD set also features a whopping 16 bonus tracks – lots more 60s gems from this sometimes-overlooked part of Lefty's career – titles that include "What Am I Gonna Do", "Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy", "Make That One For The Road", "Writing On The Wall", "Everything Keeps Coming Back", "Wasted Way Of Life", "An Article From Life", and "The Rider". CD

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Bebel GilbertoMomento ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2007. Used ... $1.99
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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Michael GingoldAd Astra – 20 Years of Newspaper Ads For Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films ... Book
1984, 2019. New Copy ... $24.99 34.95
A fascinating look at a world of cinema from the last 20 years of the past century – served up in a host of rare newspaper ads that were painstakingly collected by the author! Yet Michael Gingold isn't just some guy who snipped his way through the paper for decades – as he also presents these images with both information on the films, and examples of the best reviews that were written at the time – often laid out next to images from papers and press kits, in both color and black and white. There's plenty of classic 80s and 90s films in the book – but there's also plenty that we either didn't remember, or didn't know about at all – served up in a heavy, hardcover volume that runs for 268 pages, with an index of all the films at the back! Book

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Ron GoodwinSomebody Named Ron Goodwin Plays Burt Bacharach ... LP
Phase 4/Capitol, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
British maestro Ron Goodwin – in an orchestral tribute to the team of Bacharach & David, done in a style that's a bit straighter than Burt's own interpretations of his tunes – but still pretty nice overall! Goodwin's really got a way with a larger group of strings and woodwinds, and although the overall vibe isn't as compressed as a classic Bacharach album, the expanded interpretations of the tunes offer up a new feel to familiar numbers like "Wives & Lovers", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Walk On By", "I Say A Little Prayer", "One Less Bell To Answer", and "What The World Needs Now Is Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine, a spot of tape, and light surface wear.)

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

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Chris HillsEverything Is Everything – Comin Outta The Ghetto (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Embryo/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
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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Peanuts Holland/Buck Clayton/Charlie SingletonJazz In Paris ... CD
Universal (France), 1953/1954/1955. Used ... $9.99
During the 1950s, Paris was a particularly supportive environment for American jazz players with a slightly more traditional bent – swing-era giants who were perhaps fading a bit in the eyes of US audiences, but who were still very much on top with the French crowds. This CD is strong proof of that legacy – and it features three different sessions that each are fronted by a famous American swing trumpeter. All sessions are pretty great – but our particular favorite is the one with Peanuts Holland, as it features some great tenor work by Guy Lafitte and vibes by Geo Daly, giving the session a quite different feel than the usual swing-based session. There's a total of 15 tracks on the CD – and all the material's quite rare. Titles include "Purple Sound", "Yesterdays", "Blue Feeling", "Buck's Bon Voyage", and "Gift For The Club". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry Huff & Special DeliveryLonely One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A heartbreaking classic from Terry Huff and his Special Delivery group – a hip 70s harmony soul ensemble who deliver some wonderful backup on the set! The record's a stone east coast classic from way back – arranged and conducted by Al Johnson, with a vibe that's a slightly more polished take on the harmony modes used by George Kerr over at All-Platinum – still never slick or commercial, but that great indie blend of heartbreaking vocals and deeper male sensibilities. Terry Huff has a high-end vocal approach that's great – never cloying or too-sweet, but nicely crackling and almost in a Ralfi Pagan mode at points. Huff wrote most of the songs, and titles include "Poochie", "The Lonely One", "When You're Lonely", "I Destroyed Your Love", "That's When It Hurts", and "Why Doesn't Love Last". (In case you didn't notice, this guy's pretty broken up about love!) CD also includes the bonus tracks "Come Back With Love (parts 1 & 2)", plus instrumental and 45 versions of "The Lonely One". CD

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✨✧ Ronald Isley & Burt BacharachHere I Am – Isley Meets Bacharach ... CD
Dreamworks, 2003. Used ... $3.99
An instant classic from Ronald Isley – soulful readings of tunes by Burt Bacharach, arranged, conducted, and produced by Burt himself! The album has a surprisingly gentle feel – lots of room and space for Ronald to open up vocally, in a mode that's clearly got respect for the classic Bacharach sound, but which also pushes the range of these tracks in a really nice way. The mixture of two sorts of sweet is a lot more appealing than you might guess from the commercial nature of the set – and we're surprised at how much we find ourselves enjoying the album's versions of tunes that include "Windows Of The World", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "A House Is Not A Home", "Count On Me", and "This Guy's In Love With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (plus Sing Baby Sing) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
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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LV JohnsonWe Belong Together ... CD
Phono/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
A tremendous little record from LV Johnson – an obscure indie soul effort from the early 80s, but one that's recorded with a really great sound overall! The production is quite professional – full backings done with help from Chicago arrangers Willie Henderson, Floyd Morris, and Sonny Saunders – all working in a style that's more like mid 70s modern soul than you'd guess from the date of the record – quite warm, and beautifully poised to capture the full range of LV's great vocals. At points, the set's got the depth of a southern soul record, but the poise and class of the best soul up north – a bit like the best blends going on with Detroit artists during the 70s. Titles include "Dancing Girl", "I Don't Really Care", "The Whole Town's Laughing", "I'm A Lucky Guy", "We Belong Together", and "I Love You I Want You". CD
Also available We Belong Together ... LP 24.99

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LV JohnsonWe Belong Together ... LP
Phono/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A tremendous little record from LV Johnson – an obscure indie soul effort from the early 80s, but one that's recorded with a really great sound overall! The production is quite professional – full backings done with help from Chicago arrangers Willie Henderson, Floyd Morris, and Sonny Saunders – all working in a style that's more like mid 70s modern soul than you'd guess from the date of the record – quite warm, and beautifully poised to capture the full range of LV's great vocals. At points, the set's got the depth of a southern soul record, but the poise and class of the best soul up north – a bit like the best blends going on with Detroit artists during the 70s. Titles include "Dancing Girl", "I Don't Really Care", "The Whole Town's Laughing", "I'm A Lucky Guy", "We Belong Together", and "I Love You I Want You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Belong Together ... CD 14.99

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

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JulyWight Album ... LP
Grapefruit (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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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✨✧ John LennonImagine ... LP
Apple, 1971. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Gorgeous early UK Apple pressing – in laminated sleeve, with poster and postcard!)

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London Jazz Composers OrchestraThat Time ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 1972/1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Very rare work from this legendary improvising orchestra – two different recordings from the first decade or so of the group's existence, at a time when they were hardly making any records at all! The first two long tracks are from a 1972 performances in Germany – and feature an early version of the group conducted by Buxton Orr, but with leader Barry Guy in strong formation – in a very large lineup that includes saxes from Evan Parker, Mike Osborne, Trevor Watts, and Alan Wakeman; trumpets from Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, and Dave Holdsworth; trombones from Paul Rutherford, Mike Gibbs, and Paul Nieman; guitar from Derek Bailey; piano from Howard Riley; percussion and drums from Paul Lytton and Tony Oxley; and more bass from Jeff Clyne and Chris Laurence. The players' ability to move in ways that are both cohesive and individual is breathtaking – on the long selections "Watts Parker Beckett To Me Mr Riley" and "Statements III". Next are two more tracks recorded in London in 1980 – one live, one studio – with some of the same players, but also the addition of Peter Brotzmann and Tony Coe on saxes, Philipp Wachsmann on violin, and John Stevens on percussion – on the tracks "Quasimode III" and "Appolysian". 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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Mark-AlmondMark-Almond (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
The fantastic debut of Mark Almond – not one guy, but the duo of guitarist Jon Mark and reedman Johnny Almond – both of whom had made their mark in a range of other modes on the UK scene before this set! Mark plays guitar – both classical and electric – and also sings the vocals – in a way that might make the set another singer/songwriter effort of the period, were it not for all the wonderful touches that Almond brings to the music – using a range of saxes, vibes, flute, and percussion – mixed with the organ and keyboards of Tommy Eyre, and the bass of Rodger Sutton – which creates this great sort of folk funk flow, almost making the album sound more like a Joe Boyd production on Island than you might expect! Titles include "The City", "The Ghetto", "Love", "Tramp & The Young Girl", and "Song For You". CD features bonus single versions of "The City" and "The Ghetto". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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Paul McCartneyRam ... CD
Capitol, 1971. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
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William OnyeaborHypertension ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
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 ... $2.99
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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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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Lou RawlsUnmistakably Lou ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the greatest records ever by Lou Rawls – if only for one cut! That's the amazing "See You When I Get There", which starts with a Fender Rhodes riff over a hard thumping beat – while Lou does this little monologue about calling his woman at home. Then strings sweep in, the groove gets harder, and Lou sings a great song about the pride of being a middle class guy with a great home to come home to! Many other tracks are a bit more mellow – and titles include "It's Our Anniversary Today", "Some Folks Never Learn", and the wonderful two-stepper "Some Day You'll Be Old". LP, Vinyl record album
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Reel PeopleRetroflection Remixed ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
Excellent remix version of Reel People's fantastic Retroflection – one that you can almost look to as an equally great alternative version of it – with remixes by Atjazz, John Morales, Terry Hunter, Tall Black Guy, DJ Spinna and others! The warmly collaborative spirit of the original album – with guest vocals by Angie Stone, Navasha Daya, Anthony David, Omar and others – makes this kind of a companion piece a natural fit. The remixers wisely hew to the gliding soul with jazzy touches that make Retroflection such a strong, standout work, while bringing in elements of club soul, jazzy samba, and timeless disco, depending on the producer/remixer. Titles include "Don't Stop The Music (Art Of Tones Modern Disco Mix)", "I Want To Thank You (Sebb Junior Remix)", "Thinking About Your Love (Da Brownie Remix)", "Keep It Up (DJ Spinna Galactic Funk Remix)", "I'm In Love (Buscrates Remix)", "Buttercup (Terry Hunter Main Club Mix", "Always There (Scott Diaz Funk Excursion)", and "Can We Pretend (Tall Black Guy Samba Remix)". CD

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Howard RileyFlight ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. New Copy 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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Diana Ross & The Supremes With The TemptationsJoined Together – The Complete Studio Duets ... CD
Motown, 1968/1969. Used 2 CDs ... $28.99
A great lost slice of late 60s Motown – the recordings made by The Supremes and The Temptations together – a marvelous pairing of two of the label's finest groups, in a style that often created some very memorable moments! Some of the work on the 2 disc set was recorded for TV, and some of it as regular studio work – and the full contents of 2 albums are presented here, Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations and Together – along with a wealth of alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks as well! Rare tracks include "Amen", "If You Should Walk Away", "A House Is Not A Home", "Got To Get You Into My Life", and "You Gave Me Something" – and regular tracks include "Not Now I'll Tell You Later", "I Second That Emotion", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Funky Broadway", "A Place In The Sun", "The Weight", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You". 38 tracks in all – with some tunes presented in longer versions than on the original records! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Philippe SardeCesar Et Rosalie ... LP
CAM/Transversales Disques (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
One of the coolest Philippe Sarde soundtracks of the 70s – a set that balances his conventional modes with some much more offbeat moments – including some very cool use of electronics next to some bold woodwinds scored by Hubert Rostaing! The approach is very unusual for Sarde, and his ability to still make the odd sentimental moment amidst he more striking passages is what really makes the whole thing great – as he shows us that he's not only the master of the mature, adult film score – but also still has his ears open to all the underground changes going on around him! The set features moog from Guy Boyer and trumpet from Pierre Dutour – and titles include "Free Jazz", "Folie De Cesar", "David", "Le Cortez Et La Course", "David Et Rosalie", "Les Sentiments", "Repas De Noces", and "Cesar Court Chez Antoine". LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Stan TraceyLater Works – Hong Kong Suite/Amandla Suite ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 2009. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 24.99
British pianist Stan Tracey wrote some fantastic longer-form work for the legendary Lansdowne Series in the UK scene of the 60s – and that compositional imagination kept on going strong over the decades, as you'll hear in these two wonderful pieces from late in his life! The group here is an octet – with a core trio that has Stan in very familiar company, alongside Clark Tracey on drums and Andrew Cleyndert on bass – all illuminated wonderfully by work from Mornington Lockett on tenor and soprano, Simon Allen on tenor, Sammy Mayne on alto, Guy Barker on trumpet, and Mark Nightingale on trombone – all players we don't really know at all, but who bring that same sense of imaginative color to Stan's ideas as some of the more famous British soloists on projects like this from years past. Both works are wonderful – hardly stiff highbrow material at all, and instead pieces that can be enjoyed just as well in terms of their individual tunes – titles that include "Lunar Lanterns", "Moon Cake", "Dragon Boats", "Crackers & Bangers", "Unison", "Building Bridges", "Cuban Connection", and "Humberto's Dream". CD

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Bill WatrousManhattan Wildlife Refuge (photo cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A pretty compelling record from trombonist Bill Watrous – one of those players you always figure for a straight guy, but who always manages to throw in a curve ball at the right moment! This one's got Bill working with a large group in kind of a mixed electric big band style – and the tracks have the appeal of some of the European groups that were working in this mode during the early 70s – especially some of the larger ensembles on MPS! The grooves are more jazzy than funky, but still plenty great – and the horn sections really benefit from some great electronic help from Dick Hyman on moog and Fender Rhodes, and Joe Beck on guitar. Titles include "Dee Dee", "Ayo", "Fourth Floor Walk Up", "Zip City", and a nice version of Chick Corea's "Spain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mamiya YoshioPrince Of The Sun – Horus' Great Adventure ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A 2CD set of music designed to accompany Japanese animation that starred "the little Norse Prince Valiant" – the cut lil' guy pictured on the cover, who gets some very action-packed accompaniment here! Most tunes are short and lively, and almost echo an older cartoon mode that you might have heard in the US in the 30s and 40s – not exactly Merrie Melodies or Raymond Scott, but not that far away either – as there's all sorts of playful arrangements, unusual horns, offbeat rhythms, and other things that really make the orchestrations sparkle! As with other titles in this series, the whole thing is very well done, but with all notes and titles in Japanese – a 2CD set with 54 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic – The Total Black Experience In Sound ... LP
Atlantic, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great compilation from Atlantic, culled from their early 70s releases with some tracks from subsidiary labels like Alston, Atco and Niktom. Unlike a lot of promotional compilations, this set goes less for the big names and more for artists who ended up getting relegated to the sidelines, but who are sought after today. We're not going to try and tell you this is the total black experience in sound, but it's still a pretty darn nice collection. 13 tracks in all: "Angel" and "Sister From Texas" by Aretha Franklin, "Sweet Bird Of Youth" and "Mixed Up Guy" by Wayne Davis, "I Am A Woman" and "Gimme Back My Man" by Betty Wright, "Come Little Children" and "Love, Love, Love" by Donny Hathaway, "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" and "Like Running Water" by Clarence Reid, "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles, "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett and "Conversation/How I Got Over" by Nikki Giovanni. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousBlue Moon & Bella Records (45 rpm 10 inch yellow vinyl LP) ... LP
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
Rare sounds from the South Bay scene – completely rare singles from two tiny labels both owned by the same guy – Blue Moon and Bella Records, each of which issued only a handful of records apiece! Yet despite that fact, there's a rock-solid quality here that maybe matches some of the best indies of the Tennessee and Louisiana scenes of the time – served up with a similar ear for twang-heavy groups that maybe still have a bit of the hillbilly left in their sound, somewhere in the background – but who are definitely rockers right up front! The package is great – a very cool 45rpm 10" piece of vinyl – and a big booklet of notes and photos about the artists and the label – with titles that include "Bon Bom Baby" by Joe Jaros, "Bom Du Wa" by Toby & Ray, "The Mortal Monster Man" by The Savoys, "You're Like A Butterfly" by Chuck Royal & The Sharpsters, "Jugue" by The Downbeats, "Gonna Be Loved" by Linda & The Epics, "Turkey Neck Stretch" by Gradie O'Neal & The Bella Tones, "I've Got A Baby" by Clyde Arnold & The Sharps, and "Jo Ann Jo Ann" by Johnny Amelio. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling biguine rhythm that flowed from Guadeloupe – almost a mix of Latin and jazz, but with a different sort of vibe of its own – which was then interwoven with elements from Cuban, European, and African styles amidst the initial decade or so of recordings on this set! Debs had strong ties with Paris, and a bit with the West African scene – and their recorded legacy almost follows old colonial paths, but in reverse – creating this wonderful criss-crossing of cultures amidst their grooves. The package is wonderful – loads of vintage photos and great notes in the best Strut Records way – and titles include "Douce Kombass" by Henri Debs Quintet, "Mr Morin" by Joseph Lacides, "Lan Mise" by Geno Exilie, "Feeling Happy" by Cyril Dias Et Son Orchestre, "Ces P'Tits Je T'Aime" by Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitare, "Assez Fait Cancan" by Guy Conquette, "Stanislas" by Eric Virgal, "Meringue Mondey" by Remy Mondey, "Si I Bon Di I Bon" by Le Ry-Co Jazz, "Salvana" by Dolor Et Les Diables Du Rhythme, and "Van Van" by Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta. CD

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VariousDouble Crossing Blues –Livin' In The House Of Blues ... CD
House Of Blues, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
Music from Lonnie Brooks & Koko Taylor, Wynonie Harris & Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf & Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Louis Jordan & Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith & Clara Smith, Big Mama Thornton & Johnny Ace, John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, Butterbeans & Susie, Bobby Bland & Little Junior Parker, and more. CD
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VariousGreatest Thing – Rare & Classic 60s Detroit Soul ... LP
Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A deep dig into the Detroit soul scene during the city's glory days – a time when there were a huge number of local labels standing in the shadows of Motown – many of whom released the overlooked gems that you'll find on this set! The package is like finding a special stack of rare 45s behind the counter in an old record store in the motor city – and it not only includes obscure cuts by artists you might not know, but also rare early work from some others who broke big on larger labels a few years later! The package has 20 tracks in all – and titles include "Did My Baby Call" by Steve Mancha, "I Owe You Something" by Pat Lewis, "This Won't Change" by Lester Tipton, "Hit & Run" by Rose Batiste, "I'll Keep On Trying" by Silky Hargraves, "Next Best Thing" by Buddy Lamp, "Let Your Love Grow Stronger" by Herbie Thompson, "Too Many Irons In The Fire" by Cody Black, "I'm A Practical Guy" by Lee Rogers, "You Got To Change Your Evil Ways" by Leah Dawson, "All The Way Home" by Dee Edwards, "Sho Nuff Hot Pants" by The Detroit Executives, "How" by The Masqueraders, "If You Haven't Got Love" by The Dramatics, and "My Love Looks Good On You" by The Fabulous Peps. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHall Of Fame – Rare & Unissued Gems From The Fame Vaults ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A love letter to the legendary Fame Records – filled with unissued tracks and rare gems from the vaults! Fame was one of the great ones back in the day – the driving force behind Muscle Shoals soul music, and a company that helped really redefine the sound of the music in the 60s – thanks to incredible production, and a tight cast of studio musicians who knocked it out of the park on nearly every session! 21 of the set's 24 tracks have never been issued before – and, even more compelling, none were featured on the similar 7" box set from Ace – making the package a treasure trove of music, even for the serious soul collector. Titles include "Tell It Like It Is" by Big Ben Atkins, "Almost Persuaded" by Jackie, "You're So Fine" by James Barnett, "I Do" by June Conquest, "Your Helping Hand" by Otis Clay, "In The Heat Of Love" by Marjorie Ingram, "Steal Away 67" by Jimmy Hughes, "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy" by Ralph Soul Jackson, "Let's Do It Over" by Travis Wammack, "For You" by George Jackson, "Baby Come Back" by Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, "Keep On Talking" by Prince Phillip, "It Ain't No Harm" by George Byrd & The Dominoes, "Blind Can't See" by Richard Earl & The Corvettes, and "I Need Someone" by The Entertainers. CD

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VariousKeb Darge Presents Atomic Rhythm – Stag O Lee DJ Set Vol 5 ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
Raw rockers in the best Stag O Lee tradition – but given an extra-special punch here, given that the music is all hand-picked by DJ Keb Darge! Years back, Darge was an expert on American funk of the 60s and 70s – but over the years, he's become an equally well-suited collector of rare rockabilly 45s from earlier days – which you'll hear here in great quantity, all matched with notes by Keb on every single track – proof that he's not just some guy who's out for unusual records, but actually knows what the music's about! The set may well be the best in this series from the label – and features 32 tracks that include "Pink Elephants" by Wally Willette & His Globe Rockers, "Gone Gone Gone" by Don Wade, "The Cats Were Jumpin" by John Worthan, "Marlene" by The Sonics, "The Woman I Love" by Gene Terry, "Hobo Bop" by Tommy Nelson, "Lonely" by Bobby McDowell, "Gonna Love My Baby" by Lloyd McCollugh, "I Like To Go" by Floyd Mack, "I'm Gonna Rock Some Too" by The Hodges Brothers, "Alabama Jailhouse" by Rod Morris, "Servant Of Love" by Van Brothers, "Lou Ann" by Arlie Miller & The Bullets, "Four O'Clock Baby" by Darrell Rhodes & The Falcons, and "Rattlesnake Daddy" by Joe D Johnson. CD
Also available Keb Darge Presents Atomic Rhythm – Stag O Lee DJ Set Vol 5 ... LP 31.99

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VariousKeb Darge Presents Atomic Rhythm – Stag O Lee DJ Set Vol 5 ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
Raw rockers in the best Stag O Lee tradition – but given an extra-special punch here, given that the music is all hand-picked by DJ Keb Darge! Years back, Darge was an expert on American funk of the 60s and 70s – but over the years, he's become an equally well-suited collector of rare rockabilly 45s from earlier days – which you'll hear here in great quantity, all matched with notes by Keb on every single track – proof that he's not just some guy who's out for unusual records, but actually knows what the music's about! The set may well be the best in this series from the label – and features 32 tracks that include "Pink Elephants" by Wally Willette & His Globe Rockers, "Gone Gone Gone" by Don Wade, "The Cats Were Jumpin" by John Worthan, "Marlene" by The Sonics, "The Woman I Love" by Gene Terry, "Hobo Bop" by Tommy Nelson, "Lonely" by Bobby McDowell, "Gonna Love My Baby" by Lloyd McCollugh, "I Like To Go" by Floyd Mack, "I'm Gonna Rock Some Too" by The Hodges Brothers, "Alabama Jailhouse" by Rod Morris, "Servant Of Love" by Van Brothers, "Lou Ann" by Arlie Miller & The Bullets, "Four O'Clock Baby" by Darrell Rhodes & The Falcons, and "Rattlesnake Daddy" by Joe D Johnson. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Keb Darge Presents Atomic Rhythm – Stag O Lee DJ Set Vol 5 ... CD 15.99

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VariousLaurie Records Story Vol 3 – Girls & Girl Groups ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Great girl group grooves from Laurie Records – one of the powerhouses of the genre during the 60s! The set brings together some of the best that Laurie had to offer at the time – not just hits, but some great lesser-known gems that really make the package stand out from other girl group sets on the market – a wonderful collection of both rock and soul cuts that show there's still plenty left to discover if you know where to dig! Tracks are pulled not just from the main Laurie label, but also from other imprints too – including the Rust, Providence, and Harmon labels – and as usual, Ace has done a bang-up job with the notes and images – helping us learn plenty about the music while our ears are enjoying the sounds. Titles include "Hanky Panky" by The Summits, "Shy Guy" by The Charmers, "You're The Love Of My Life" by Brenda Lee Jones, "Stop Look & Listen" by The Chiffons, "He's Mine" by Linda & The Lindettes, "Your Big Mistake" by The Del-Rons, "I Still Love You" by Les Girls, "He's My Dream Boy" by Marie Antoinette, "How Can I Be Sure" by Gloria Dennis, "Circus Girl" by Bernadette Carroll, "Whenever A Teenager Cries" by The Jeans, "Nothing Went Right" by Lorrie Darnell, and "Your Life Is Gone" by Reparata. CD

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VariousMod Jazz Forever ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Crisply-tailored, yet soulful and groovy mod jazz from the 60s – a slew of great numbers by Byrdie Green, Johnny Lytle, Mark Murphy, Reuben Wilson, The Nightbeats, The Cals, Billy Larkin, Johnny Hammond Smith, Byrdie Smith and more! Lots of great stuff here, from names synonymous to moddish jazz and others that nicely fit that mold for a bit – cats like Buddy Guy, for instance. A sweet, sweet set from the passionate compilers at Kent UK! Includes "The Real Thing" by Troy Dodds, "Finders Keepers" by Floyd White, "Rod Run" by The Reuben Wilson Quartet, "Talkin' About Love" by Tobi Lark, "Screamin'" by Jack McDuff, "Double Love" by The Cals, "Tricky Too" by Gus Jenkins, "Fever" by Buddy Guy, "Work Song" by Clint Stacy, "My Beat" by George Stone, " It's Like Love" by Mark Murphy, "The Village Caller" by The Johnny Lytle Trio and more. CD

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VariousMotown Collected (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Motown/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $41.99 44.99
They're not lying with the title – as this heavy set collects plenty of gems from Motown Records – some of the earliest Berry Gordy productions that set the tone for the label, through later tracks that still have the Motown flag flying strongly into the 80s! There's 33 tracks on the double-length set – and titles include "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Come To Me" by Marv Johnson, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations, "How Sweet It Is" by Marvin Gaye, "Please Mr Postman" by The Marvelettes, "Do You Love Me" by The Contours, "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5, "War" by Edwin Starr, "Same Old Song" by The Four Tops, "Uptight" by Stevie Wonder, "Get Ready" by Rare Earth, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston, "Tears Of A Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "It Will Come In Time" by Billy Preston & Syreeta, "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson, "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards with Siedah Garrett, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, "Where Did Our Love Go" by The Supremes, "Shotgun" by Jr Walker & The All Stars, "My Guy" by Mary Wells, and "This Old Heart Of Mine" by The Isley Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousNot Two – But Twenty (5CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), New Copy 5CD ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic tribute to the ongoing contributions of the Not Two label – an important Polish imprint that's done plenty for improvised music over the past 20 years – with a wealth of studio releases, and live events such as the festival recordings presented in this beautiful set! The box itself is wonderful – a beautiful handmade wood box, which contains five CDs' worth of material fromt his event – all work that appears here for the first time ever! The range of improvising musicians is great – as international as the reach of the label – and they work together in a number of different combinations. Groupings include Joelle Leandre, Steve Swell, and Agusti Fernandez; Peter Brotzmann, Bary Guy, and Zlatko Kaucic; Joelle Leandre and Barry Guy; Maya Homburger and Barry Guy; Mats Gustafsson, Rafal Mazur, and Paal Nilssen-Love; Peter Brotzmann, Mikolaz Trzaska, Per-Ake Holmlander, and Agusti Fernandez; Mats Gustafsson and Ken Vandermark; and Peter Brotzmann and Paal Nilssen-Love. CD

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VariousPsyche France Vol 7 – 1970s (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner/Parlophone (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
A really cool entry in this ultra-hip series – a volume that moves a bit more into the 70s than previous ones, but still hangs onto all the wonderfully wild touches that makes the music so great! As you'd guess by the "psyche" in the title, there's certainly some psychedelic influences at play here – but the music is also a bit more built up from all those very cool elements that always made the French scene so different than the rest – that mode of the Serge Gainsbourg generation letting their hair down a bit more, picking up their guitars, but also opening the door to influences from jazz and other global music. Most of these cuts aren't really out there on the reissue market in any other format – and titles include "Vole Vole Vole" by Presence, "Donne" by Richard Contell, "D'Un Jour A L'Autre" by Richard Lable, "Neptune" by Michel Ripoche, "Je Suis Julliet" by Edwige, "L'Ile De Paques" by Guy Skornik, "Les Scandales" by Gilbert Deflez, and "Tu As Tape Du Pied" by Jean Yves Lievaux. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShattered Dreams – Funky Blues 1967 to 1978 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Funky blues treasures from the late 60s & early 70s – a once-scoffed at movement from a period when aging blues stars and purist blues fans alike were hesitant to accept their beloved style modernized in a funky fashion – but the best of it stands up today as some of the coolest and most unique funk, blues and soul of the era! BGP does a terrific job here of digging a bit deeper then some the more famous blues funk fusions, with numbers by Slim Green, Al King, Icewater Slim, Little Milton, The Johnny Otis Show, Al King, Big Daddy Rucker, Buddy Guy and more. 21 tracks in all: "Shake 'Em Up" by Slim Green, "It Took A Long Time" by Finis Tasby, "I'm Not The Best" by Buddy Guy, "Tough Competition" by Ray Agee, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "Playing On Me" by Albert King, "Good Feeling" by Freddy Robinson, "Welcome Home" by Lowell Fulson, "Comin' At Ya Baby" by The Johnny Otis Show, "That's What Love Will Make You Do" by Little Milton and more. CD

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VariousShe's All Right With Me – Girl Group Sounds USA 1961 to 1968 ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A really great collection of unusual female soul and pop from the 60s – a package that features rare singles, unreleased tracks, and other gems we never would have heard otherwise! Few folks know 60s music as well as the folks at Ace/Kent Records in the UK – which means that you can really trust them to serve up the best when it comes to a collection of girl group music – the sort of tracks that go way past the obvious, and really get at the fantastic range of sounds that were transforming the female side of the spectrum in the US! The package features 16 tracks in all, and spans a nice mix of artists and styles – with titles that include "Too bad He's Bad" by Beverly Williams, "Cupid's Got A Hold On Me" by The Belles, "Whirlwind" by The Rev-Lons, "First Love Baby" by Lena Calhoun & The Emotions, "So In Luv" by Othello Robertson, "You Are My First Love" by Pat Hunt, "I Need A Guy" by The Lovettes, "He's All Right With Me" by The Mirettes, "Mr Everything" by Little Eva Harris, "Sing Me A Love Song" by Felice Taylor, "Sir Galahad" by The Elites, "I Say Yeah" by The Pets, "Summertime Is Surfin Time" by The Surf Bunnies, and "It's Better To Live Or Die" by Mary Saxton. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSound Of The R&B Hits (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A really classic collection – expanded here with lots of bonus tracks too – all to focus on the best sounds of the early years of Motown! The set's not R&B at all – but it is an important 1964 UK release of vintage Motown material – put on the overseas market after the Beatles, Stones, and other English groups were dipping into the world of motor city soul for their own recordings – which meant that it was more than time enough for some of the original tracks to their a new level of exposure! Motown maybe shaped the sound of rock in the UK even more than it did over here – and this collection is also a great portrait of the key core of artists who made the label so great at the start, before the company started branching out to bring other artists into the roster. Titles include "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Shop Around" and "I Don't Want To Take A Chance" by Mary Wells, "Way Over There" and "The One Who Really Loves You" by The Marvelettes, "Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues" and "I'll Try Something New" by The Miracles, "Mocking Bird" by Martha & The Vandellas, and "Let Me Go The Right Way" by The Supremes". The original 14 track album has been expanded to 28 cuts here – with bonus material that includes "Hitch Hike" and "Pride & Joy" by Marvin Gaye, "Please Mr Postman" and "I Want A Guy" by The Marvelettes, "Shake Sherry" by The Contours, "Oh I Apologize" by Barrett Strong, "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" and "I've Been Good To You" by The Miracles, "I Found Myself A Brand New Baby" by Mike & The Modifiers, "You Beat Me To The Punch" by Mary Wells, and "I Found A Girl" by The Valadiers. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpace Oddities Vol 2 – A Psychedelic Journey Through Libraries ... LP
Permanent Vacation (Germany), 2009. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Way more than just the usual sound library collection – as the grooves here are all more than cosmic enough to live up to their Space Oddities name! The set focuses on some really unusual grooves from the overseas sound library scene of the 70s and early 80s – tunes that are often heavy on electronics, and also feature a fair bit of keyboards and guitar as well – usually grooving in a space that's somewhere between keyboard funk experiments of the mid 70s, and some of the cooler space disco tunes from the later club years of the European scene! There's still plenty of funky bits here, but the sound is different from the jazz funk and cinematic modes that usually show up on sound library sets – and much more in a cool, cosmic groove that's totally great – and we mean that as a reference to the style of Italy's classic Cosmic club from years back. Titles include "Christopher Columbus" by Guy Pedersen, "Sultana" by Titanic, "Shut Up" by E Warner, "Bluesy Feeling" by C Perraudin, "Space People" by S Mallia, "Leaving" by A Vuolo, "Microchaos" by h Tical, "Saba" by JF Gael & P Buffenoir, "Indian Feeling" by M Bozzai & P Dell'Orso, "Gates Of Pop Empire" by JP Decerf, and "New Life" by A Perry & L Delacour. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousThis Is Fame – 1964 to 1968 ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Classic sounds from one of the coolest labels and studios in southern soul – the mighty Fame, which was to Muscle Shoals what Stax was to Memphis – especially at the time of these mid 60s recordings! Like Stax, Fame was an indie with a strong ear to the ground – and was able to pull together some incredible talent for its in-house roster – really strong songwriters, and session musicians who went on to become the stuff of legends – very different than the slicker cats on the coast, and instead some really dedicated young players who forever helped change the sound of soul in the 60s! Because of the core collection of talent at Fame, and the strength of its leader and producer Rick Hall, there's a really unified vibe to this material, even though the singers in the lead are always different – as were the labels that originally released some of this material. Leave it up to Ace Records to pull all the best bits together, and also give us the wonderful story behind the Muscle Shoals scene – on titles that include "Fortune Teller" by The Del-Rays, "I Can't Stop" by Arthur Conley, "It Tears Me Up" by James Barnett, "Feed The Flame" by Billy Young, Take Me Just As I Am" by Dan Penn, "Hi Heel Sneakers" by Jimmy Hughes, "Slippin Around With You" by Art Freeman, "That Kind Of Lovin" by Otis Clay, "Don't Make Me Hate Loving You" by Jeanie Greene, "Back In Your Arms" by George Jackson, "Thread The Needle" by Clarence Carter, "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy" by Ralph Soul Jackson, "Long Ago" by Ben & Spence, "Keep On Talking" by James Barnett, "Come On Home" by Herman Moore, "Almost Persuaded" by June Conquest, "Wish You Didn't Have To Go" by Spooner & The Spoons, "I Worship The Ground You Walk On" by Jimmy Hughes, "A Piece Of My Heart" by Art Freeman, and "Blind Can't See" by Richard Earl & The Corvettes. CD

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✨✧ Captain & TennilleLove Will Keep Us Together ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think what you want about Captain & Tennille – the set's a monumental bit of 70s pop, and one that found a way to push the 60s hipness of A&M Records to the next level! The set's got a mainstream polish, but it's the summation of all sorts of cool elements that had been bubbling under on the LA scene – not the least of which is the career of The Captain, aka Daryl Dragon – a guy with great experience in the studio, and a strong ear for a keyboard line too! The group tip their hat strongly to the Beach Boys – with a great reading of "Disney Girls", and a take of "God Only Knows" that's pretty darn nice too – next to the global hit "Love Will Keep Us Together", and other tunes that include "I Write The Songs", "Gentle Stranger", "Honey Come Love Me", and "The Good Songs". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)
 
 
 



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