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Happy EndHappy End ... LP
Avex/Survival Research (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About February 15, 2020 (delayed)
Wonderfully folksy rock from this obscure Japanese group – an early 70s combo that included Harumi Hosono, years before his more electronic work! The sound of the album borrows a lot from the best of America's late 60s underground folk rock scene – and the production's an amazing blend of compressed guitars, slightly funky bass, and a nice spacious sense of arrangement that creates a surprising amount of soul. Vocals are mostly in Japanese, but sung in a mode that's so compelling, it hardly matters what they're saying – and the tunes themselves are catchy as heck! LP, Vinyl record album

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Slapp HappyAcnalbasac Noom (limited colored vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Our Swimmer (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... On June 20, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, June 21. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1,000 copies on translucent green vinyl.)

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✨✧ Happy MondaysBummed ... LP
Elektra, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal record in the sound of England at the end of the 80s – an evolution of earlier darker modes from the Factory/Manchester scene, into styles that were drinking equally deep from the wells of modern club and psychedelia – yet never moving too far into those modes to get lost in the crowd! Think what you want about the Mondays' role in 90s pop, they were definitely opening the door to something special here – on titles that include "Wrote For Luck", "Lazy Itis", "Moving In With", "Mad Cyril", "Country Song", "Fat Lady Wrestlers", "Performance", and "Brain Dead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lithuanian pressing.)

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✨✧ Happy MondaysBummed (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Factory/Because (France), 1989. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A seminal record in the sound of England at the end of the 80s – an evolution of earlier darker modes from the Factory/Manchester scene, into styles that were drinking equally deep from the wells of modern club and psychedelia – yet never moving too far into those modes to get lost in the crowd! Think what you want about the Mondays' role in 90s pop, they were definitely opening the door to something special here – on titles that include "Wrote For Luck", "Lazy Itis", "Moving In With", "Mad Cyril", "Country Song", "Fat Lady Wrestlers", "Performance", and "Brain Dead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Happy MondaysSquirrel & G Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Factory/London (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first full length set from Happy Mondays – a record that maybe started a huge shift in British music, but which also still has surprisingly strong ties to its Factory Records roots! There's more of the dark Manchester style to the set than you might be expecting from later Mondays music – some of the jagged guitars and moody basslines of the generation of ACR and early New Order – mixed with lyrical themes that showcase the group's role as flagbearers of a younger generation who were maybe able to raise their spirits for a night in the clubs. Titles include their classic "24 Hour Party People" – plus "Enery", "Tart Tart", "Kuff Dam", "Little Matchstick Queen", "Cob 20", "Oasis", and "Olive Oil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and clear slipcase!)

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Van AlexanderHome Of Happy Feet ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsHi Fidelity Jam Session (aka Happy Blues) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
Gene Ammons in a mighty nice setting – working here in an open-ended jam session style that brings all his best live energy into play at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder! The set's got a crackle that really goes beyond the earlier, shorter bop recordings from Ammons – and a bit more darkness than some of his 60s sessions too – a really wonderful balance of open and tight playing, not just from Jug's tenor, but also from Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, and Duke Jordan on piano! Rhythm's handled by Addison Farmer on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the mighty Candido also adds in some congas, to really give things a kick. The set list includes four long tracks – "Happy Blues", "The Great Lie", "Madhouse", and "Can't We Be Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG/AB etch in the blue tinted cover which has some wear.)

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BlancmangeHappy Families ... LP
Island, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on London. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Jean CarnHappy To Be With You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
One of Jean's classic Philly albums, recorded after she left Doug Carn, and started to make records as a solo artist. The record's got stellar production by Gamble & Huff and Dexter Wansel, and features a nice mix of up-tempo cuts and mellow ones. With the monster "Don't Let it Go to Your Head", and the mix of "Revelation" and "Infant Eyes" that she recorded earlier with Doug Carn. Other cuts include "(No, No) You Can't Come Back Now", "Together Once Again", and "I Bet She Won't Love You Like I Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carole & Sherry/Ziggy Gonzales/Tom King/Billy JohnEverybody's Twist Happy ... LP
Popside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A better record than you might guess – filled with unusual singles from Riverside Records, including a few Latin bits too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rich CorpolongoGet Happy ... CD
Delmark, 2010. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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Dave Baby CortezFiddle Sticks/Happy Week End ... 7-inch
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Stompin organ work from the great Baby Cortez! "Fiddle Sticks" is a lot harder than Dave's earlier hits – with some really searing Hammond, and a tone that almost sets your platter on fire! There's lots of raspy guitar backing him up – kind of chugging in an R&Bish mode! "Happy Weekend" is a romping groover too – rolling almost in a Bo Diddley mode, with Dave burning the organ over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow & red label pressing. Label on "Fiddle Sticks" is clipped at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Elvis CostelloGet Happy ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $13.99
An album with a very mod-looking cover – and a set that's also overflowing with lots of mod-styled tracks to match – a cool current of soul from the 60s, but still handled with the sharper 70s vibe of young Attractions! Production is by Nick Lowe – and although The Jam were also turning towards more soul-styled sounds at the time, Elvis and Lowe may well have done them one better with this set. Titles include "Love For Tender", "Opportunity", "The Imposter", "Secondary Modern", "King Horse", "Possession", "High Fidelity", "Riot Act", "Human Touch", "Beaten To The Punch", and "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing, on F Beat, with inner sleeve! Cover seams are slightly unglued, but cover is great.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonHappy Birthday Duke – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra April 29th Birthday Sessions Vols 1-5 (5CD box set) ... CD
Laser Light, Early 50s. Used 5 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barbara Jean EnglishBreakin' Up A Happy Home/Guess Who? ... 7-inch
Alithia, 1974. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Barbara Jean English was one of the more diverse singers on the east coast scene of the 70s – and this single is proof of her range. "Breakin Up" is an uptempo track with kind of a polished club feel – but we like "Guess Who?" a lot better, as it's a great sweet soul track, with classic arrangements and production by George Kerr. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lars ErstrandI Want To Be Happy ... LP
EMI (Sweden), 1971. Very Good+ ... $23.99
With Lars Erstrand on vibes – plus Nicke Worhman on guitar, and either Rolf Larsson or Bjorn Milder on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete & Sheila EscovedoHappy Together ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Tight and soulful grooves from the team of Pete and Sheila Escovedo – a set that still has elements of the pair's Latin roots, but which also explodes in a flurry of funk, soul, and fusion moments too! As with their first Fantasy album, the duo have Billy Cobham on deck to produce – giving the record a sweetly soulful sound that's a bit like his own work of the late 70s, only a bit more Latinized in the percussion. Cobham also plays drums – and other players include Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Mark Soskin on keyboards, and Ray Obiedo on guitar. Titles include "Bolinas", "Ain't That The Truth", "Hello Like Before", "Burrito Bandito", "Cueros", and "Bridges (Travessia)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Cuba GoodingHappiness Is Just Around The Bend (6:59, dub)/Acapella Happy ... 12-inch
Streetwise, 1983. Very Good ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some pen-mark writing. Streetwise sleeve has some writing and staining.)

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Joe Graham/Bill BrandonI'm A Happy Man/Whatever I Am I'm Yours ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare 70s tracks – back to back on a limited 45! "I'm A Happy Man" is a great slow burner from Joe Graham – a beautifully laidback bit of deep soul – originally recorded in 1972, and on vinyl here for the first time ever! The great Bill Brandon sounds especially wonderful here on "Whatever I Am I'm Yours" – a tune penned and produced by Sam Dees – and done with that extra special vibe that Sam always brings to his music! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Coleman HawkinsMake Someone Happy ... LP
Moodsville/Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Incredible late work from Coleman Hawkins – an album of amazing soul, depth, and tone – of the sort that makes you almost want to forget everything else he ever did, and concentrate on his excellent records of the early 60s! The album's deceptively simple – played by a quartet that includes Tommy Flanagan, Major Holley, and Eddie Locke – and featuring tunes from a number of Broadway shows. But as always, it's not the songs, it's the singer – and the style in which Hawkins interprets the tunes is what really makes the whole thing cook. There's a sly, stepping sort of approach in the rhythms – one that allows for plenty of space for Hawkins' tenor to blow these well-crafted and dark-edge solos – hitting notes and tones that beat the best work of Gene Ammons and Willis Jackson at the time. Titles include "Cry Like The Wind", "Wouldn't It Be Loverly", "Climb Every Mountain", "I Believe In You", and "Out Of My Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing with deep groove in the textured cover, in great shape!)

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Dan Hicks & The Hot LicksLast Train To Hicksville – The Home Of Happy Feet ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Sealed ... $11.99
Completely charming work from the great Dan Hicks – one of the few cats who could make us like music like this so much! Dan sings and plays rhythm guitar – and the group also fetaures vocals from Maryann Price – on titles that include "Long Come A Viper", "It's Not My Time To Go", "My Old Timey Baby", "Lonely Madman", "Cowboy's Dream No 19", and "Payday Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Billie HolidayHappy Holiday ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1940s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersHappy Feet ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Joyous, bouncy sounds from the legendary Al Hudson – a sweet little set with his Soul Partners group, done in a mode that's right up there with the best music of his One Way combo! The grooves are uptempo, yet are much more rooted in ensemble funk than some of the disco of Al's contemporaries – and if anything, the album really shows a great evolution from the funk bands of the previous generation to a newer, more sophisticated style overall. Hudson's work at the helm is wonderful – and helps steer the group towards some nice mellow moments too – with arrangements from Kevin McCord, Rudy Robinson, and Dave Roberson. Alicia Myers serves up some great early vocals with the group – and titles include "I Don't Want You To Leave Me", "Another Love Song", "You Can Do It", "In The Basement", "Call Me", and "Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersSpreading Love/Happy Feet ... CD
ABC/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of ABC Records gems from Al Hudson & The Soul Partners – back to back on a single CD! Spreading Love is excellent early work from Al Hudson – a soulful talent who stood his own in the late 70s, forging an up-tempo funk sound that lived long past disco, and which was sort of a platform for groups of the 80s to build a new dancefloor sound. Hudson relied heavily on bass-y funk to hit his groove, but he also gave strong focus to the good singers who worked with his groups – adding in good ballads that act as a showcase to members like bassist Kevin McCord, who sings some great vocals on this set. The album kicks off with the up-tempo groover "Spread Love", an anthemic dancefloor tune that almost points the way towards soulful house, and it's got some other nice cuts, like the ballads "Lost Inside Of You" and "Love Me Forever", plus the funky numbers "How Do You Do", and "Dance, Get Down". Happy Feet is joyous, bouncy sounds from the legendary Al Hudson – a sweet little set with his Soul Partners group, done in a mode that's right up there with the best music of his One Way combo! The grooves are uptempo, yet are much more rooted in ensemble funk than some of the disco of Al's contemporaries – and if anything, the album really shows a great evolution from the funk bands of the previous generation to a newer, more sophisticated style overall. Hudson's work at the helm is wonderful – and helps steer the group towards some nice mellow moments too – with arrangements from Kevin McCord, Rudy Robinson, and Dave Roberson. Alicia Myers serves up some great early vocals with the group – and titles include "I Don't Want You To Leave Me", "Another Love Song", "You Can Do It", "In The Basement", "Call Me", and "Rock". CD

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Jackson 5I'm So Happy/Sugar Daddy ... 7-inch
Motown, 1971. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Joni JamesPut On A Happy Face ... LP
MGM, 1962. Sealed ... $9.99
Early 60s magic from Joni James – still going very strong at this point, thanks to some more modern arrangements that help overcome the slightly dated sound of older records. Backings on the set are handled by Chuck Sagle and Jimmy Haskell – and the song list includes the usual blend of evergreens, pop tunes, and the occasional schmaltzy number that Joni could somehow manage to send over so well. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Hank LocklinHappy Journey ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Classic Hank Locklin on RCA – with titles that include "One Has My Name", "I Need You Now", "Jealous Heart", "Happy Journey", "Oh How I Miss You", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "You're The Reason", and "Happy Birthday To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A Windy City classic – from Vee Jay Records! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass! Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time – a killer little group that was almost a Chicago secret back in the day, but one that's well worth discovering if you've got any sort of a love for hardbop or soul jazz! This oft-overlooked gem is one of the best hardbop albums to ever come out of Chicago, and it's got some great originals by Mabern – like "Richie's Dilemma" and "Make Everybody Happy" – plus a nice version of Booker Little's "Sweet Silver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker, but is nice overall.)

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OsibisaHappy Children ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
This UK Afro Funk group is slicking things up a bit for this 1973 album – but not in a bad way, because it actually kicks up the groove considerably. In fact, it almost sounds like they've been listening to a bit of War – because the the best tracks on the album have lots of that funky clavinet and stepping bass that you get in War's best moments, filtered through the group's own dubby brand of African rhythms, vaguely like the work of Cymande, but a bit more straight ahead. Titles include "Somaja", "Fire", "Kotoku", "We Want To Know", "Take Your Trouble Go", "Bassa Bassa", and "Adwoa". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bumped corner and a promo sticker.)

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Jacques Pirotton & Jacques PelzerHappy Few ... LP
(France), 1984. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A great setting for the fantastic reed talents of Jacques Pelzer – just a set of duos with guitarist Jacques Pirotton, on a record issued by the guitarist himself! Pelzer plays alto, soprano, and flute – plus a bit of percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but back appears to have an autograph from both musicians.)

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Pizzicato FiveHappy End Of The World ... CD
Matador, 1997. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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ShirellesHappy & In Love ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great second chapter for The Shirelles – hardly the girl group pop they cut in the 60s, and instead a more righteous soul style for the 70s – in a mode that's like Honey Cone or Three Degrees! The backings are nice and soulful – almost funky at times – with arrangements from George Andrews and Joe Scott that mix fuller strings with tighter grooves at the core – in a way that really sets the vocals free amidst some very interesting material! Had the girls only cut this record, it might have been a 70s soul hit – but it's unfortunately gotten lost to the shifting sands of time because it's not as iconic as their hits. Don't make that mistake, though, because the album's a real charmer – and titles include "Boy You're Too Young", "There's Nothing In This World", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Take Me", "We Got A Lot Of Lovin To Do", and "Strange I Still Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a a cutout mark.)

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SupremesNathan Jones/Happy (Is A Bumpy Road) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1971. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn (hence the "horns" in the title) – and he's working with a spare, tight, and surprisingly creative group that includes drummer Walter Perkins, bassist Milt Hinton, pianist Roger Kellaway, and the sax team of Phil Woods and Ben Webster. Tunes are light and playful, but never sloppy – instead quite inventive, and done in a way that's halfway between Terry's own late 50s work as a leader (as on Argo), and some of his work on sessions like Ed Thigpen's magnificent Out Of The Storm. Titles include "Jazz Conversations", "High Towers", "In A Mist", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Return To Swahili", and "Impulsive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Lucky ThompsonHappy Days Are Here Again ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An overlooked gem from Lucky Thompson's mid 60s years – that wonderful time when he'd returned to the fold even stronger than ever – filled with hip new musical ideas, and a great command for the soprano sax! This set's got Lucky working on both soprano and tenor, both of which are handled with these angular, soulful tones that are totally great – right at home in a group that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums – all marvelously sensitive rhythm accompanists. Jack Melady adds harp on 2 tracks on the set – a very nice touch – and titles include "Safari", "Cry Me A River", "People", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "As Time Goes By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing. Cover has a name in marker, a promo stamp, and some aging.)

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Porter WagonerSlice Of Life – Songs Happy N Sad ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Maybe the start of Porter Wagoner in the concept album years – with titles that include "My Name Is Mud", "I Went Out Of My Way", "Uncle Pen", "One Way Ticket To The Blues", "Cryin Loud", "I Gotta Find Someone Who Loves Like I Do", and "Take Good Care Of Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove – very nice!)

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Randy WestonGet Happy With The Randy Weston Trio ... LP
Riverside, 1955. Very Good ... $38.99
An early full length album by Randy Weston – one that mostly features tunes by other composers, all given a slightly modern twist at the piano! The style here isn't as arch-modern or African-inspired as some of Weston's other 50s work – but it's still plenty darn great, and very much in the free-thinking approach to the piano that made him as important a 50s keyboardist as Herbie Nichols or Thelonious Monk! The trio here is tight and comfortable with each other – Sam Gill on bass and Wilbert Hogan on drums – all providing rhythmic accompaniment in subtly changing ways to match Weston's lead on the keys. Titles include "Fire Down There", "Where Are You", "Bass Knows", "Dark Eyes", "A Ballad", "Summertime", and "Under Blunder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label/silver text pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, a bit of seam splitting, and some tape on the top seam.)

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Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora FragenAre You Happy ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
Torbjorn Zetterberg has always been a hell of a bassist – but in recent years, he really seems to be exploding as a greater jazz visionary – working with a group like this in a range of explosive new ideas we never would have expected just a few years ago! The music is often incredibly dense – Zetterberg's bass in the lineup, but also part of a rich array of sounds from Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Jonas Kullhammar on tenor and alto, Alberto Pinto on clarinet and baritone, Jon Falt on drums, Alexander Zethson on Hammond and Fender Rhodes, and Lars Skoglund on drums – mostly players that have worked together often over the years, and who beautifully interpret the stunning arrangements and compositions by Zetterberg. There's definitely plenty of outside moments on the record, but as with much Moserobie material, things also swing at times too – a balance between freedom and structure that matches the balance between group and individual on the album. Titles include "Drommusik", "Meningen Med Vad", "Oraklet I Finnaker", "Plingplongpiano", and "Nytt Hopp Over Atlanten". CD
Also available Are You Happy ... LP 22.99

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Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora FragenAre You Happy ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
Torbjorn Zetterberg has always been a hell of a bassist – but in recent years, he really seems to be exploding as a greater jazz visionary – working with a group like this in a range of explosive new ideas we never would have expected just a few years ago! The music is often incredibly dense – Zetterberg's bass in the lineup, but also part of a rich array of sounds from Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Jonas Kullhammar on tenor and alto, Alberto Pinto on clarinet and baritone, Jon Falt on drums, Alexander Zethson on Hammond and Fender Rhodes, and Lars Skoglund on drums – mostly players that have worked together often over the years, and who beautifully interpret the stunning arrangements and compositions by Zetterberg. There's definitely plenty of outside moments on the record, but as with much Moserobie material, things also swing at times too – a balance between freedom and structure that matches the balance between group and individual on the album. Titles include "Drommusik", "Meningen Med Vad", "Oraklet I Finnaker", "Plingplongpiano", and "Nytt Hopp Over Atlanten". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Are You Happy ... CD 18.99

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VariousHappy Days Vol 4 – Original Disco Joints Remastered ... LP
Happy Days (Holland), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOne Big Happy Family ... LP
Island (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing.)

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✨✧ David BatteauHappy In Hollywood ... LP
A&M, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet classic of LA pop – recorded during the heyday of the mid 70s studio scene, with a dreamy, drifting quality that certainly wasn't aimed at radio play, and which we'd rank next to other sophisticated, under-exposed MOR talents like Nick DeCaro or David Dundas. Batteau's vocals are produced in a cool spacey way – lots of flanging on the mix, so that they drift in and out of the album's compressed keyboards, guitars, and drum parts. A bit hokey at times, but with a great 70s sound at others. Tracks include "Spaceship Earth", "Walk In Love", "You Need Love", "My Morning Glory", "Festival Of Fools", and "Orphee". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Cooly's Hot BoxOver & Over/Happy Feelings/Make Me Happy (DJ Spinna mix)/Take It/Let Me Get Some ... 12-inch
Dome (UK), 2002. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
5 soulful tunes from Cooley's Hot Box! "Over & Over" is a slow burning percolated number – male and female vocals trading off over some very slinky rhythms, complete with a great hook! "Happy Feelings" is excellent – a warm bubbling tune with a sound that recalls the early 70s glory days of Stevie Wonder. "Make Me Happy" is served up in a beat-heavy DJ Spinna mix – one that will certainly kick it large on the dancefloor. "Take It" is spare, sexy, and wonderful – and "Let Me Get Some" has a jazzy finish that makes it a nice little groovy happy tune! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Johnny LytleHappy Ground! (Jazzland LP – 1961) ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of grooves from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – one of the first and one of the few to ever combine vibes with Hammond organ – in this case, the work of Milt Harris on the keys! The group is a very rhythmic trio, thanks to Harris on the bass pedals, and Penny Hinant on the drums – and titles include the great "Lela", a jazz dance classic if there ever was one – and a precursor to some of Lytle's work to come on the Tuba label. Other tracks include "Secret Love", "Happy Ground", "It's All Right With Me", and "Tag Along". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a tiny bit of splitting on the spine, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ OdysseyHappy Together ... LP
RCA, 1982. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really nice step forward for Odyssey – a record that's a bit tighter and more electric than previous sets, but which also has a nice sort of depth as well! These guys manage to balance a love of the hook with all the right sort of touches to keep the cuts from ever being too poppy or commercial – a balance that may well come from the album's great lineup of instrumentalists – who include Gary Bartz on alto, Bobby Eli on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, and even some help from Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards on one track too. Titles include a surprisingly good funky soul cover of The Turtles' "Happy Together" – plus "Together", "Inside Out", "Happy People", "Love's Alright", and "Magic Touch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerHappy Bird ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1951. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include long versions of "I Remember April", "Lullaby In Rhythm", and "Scrapple From The Apple" – plus the shorter "Happy Bird Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed non-gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Public Image LtdHappy? ... LP
Virgin, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Seattle", "Save Me", "Hard Times", "Open & Revolving", and "Rules & Regulations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesHappy/All Down The Line ... 7-inch
Rolling Stones, 1972. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In the printed sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston SmithMake Someone Happy ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smooth groovers from the mid 80s by Lonnie Liston Smith – a lot better than you might think for the time! Though this side's a set that leans a bit more towards being a straight jazz effort than some of Smith's more cosmic recordings of earlier years, it's got a sweet mellow feel – with Lonnie on acoustic piano, grooving with a small group on tunes that include "Duke's Place", "Close Your Eyes", "Speak Low", and "Wives & Lovers", plus the Cecil McBee original "Carry Paul & Louisa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Towa TeiHappy (feel so happy voc dub, tribal dub mix) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1998. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ VariousHappy Days Vol 3 – Original Disco & Funk Joints Remastered ... CD
Sony (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third Happy Days compilation of dancefloor soul and funk from late 70s and early 80s Sony-Columbia – with tracks by Jimmy Castor, The Nite-Liters, Idris Muhammad, MFSB, Vicki Sue Robinson, George Duke and more! It's all great stuff, from straight up soaring disco to fusiony jazz, group soul and more. 12 tracks including "Say Leroy" by Jimmy Castor, "Jaws" by Lalo Schifrin, "Come Go With Me" by The Pockets, "House Of The Rising Sun" by Idris Muhammad, "Reach Out" by George Duke, "Daylight" by Vicki Sue Robinson, "Africano" by Earth, Wind & Fire, "Touch Me In The Morning" by MFSB and "Afro-Strut" by The Nite-Liters. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quicksilver Messenger ServiceHappy Trails ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A perfect example of the jamming style of Quicksilver Messenger Service at their best – as side one features a 25 minute extrapolation of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love", stretched out by the group into these wicked long guitar lines and pulsating rhythms that shift nicely over time! Bo's a surprising inspiration for a group that's better known for their psych output – but their use of that track, and his "Mona", on the live recordings here really helps carve a link out of two different generations of guitar innovation – and suddenly helps us understand links between them both. The set continues with some great original numbers – the very long "Calvary", plus "Maiden Of The Cancer Moon" – as well as a cover of "Happy Trails". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label 80s pressing. Cover has splitting on the spine and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Dee Dee SharpHappy Bout The Whole Thing ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Damn great work from Dee Dee Sharp Gamble – a record that's quite different than her famous Philly soul of the 60s – much more mature, together, and with a positive, righteous undercurrent that's pure Philly International all the way! The set's got some great jazzy arrangements by Bobby Martin that recall some of the best Jean Carn work for the label – that cool Philly groove that was coming into play in the shadow of the label's clubby grooves – a vibe that works perfectly for Dee Dee, in ways we could have hardly expected a decade before. The album features a nice remakes of "Ooh Child" and "Not In Love" – plus the mellow "Touch My Life", and the cuts "Real Hard Day", "Best Thing You Did For Me", and "Happy Bout The Whole Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ WhoQuick One (Happy Jack)/Sell Out ... LP
MCA, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two early Who albums in a single package – both of them filled with weird songs and unusual moments! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ George FaulknerGeorge Faulkner Sings Murry Wilson – Murry Christmas – Happy Happy Holiday/Teeeeexas ... 7-inch
Bolt, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
One of the strangest ideas for a Christmas record we've ever seen – but a nicely deep concept that certainly wins over our ears! The tunes are both early numbers penned by Murry Wilson – father of the Beach Boys, but done in the days before the rise of that group! "Happy Happy Holiday" is done in a sing-song style that might have fit the Wilson Brothers well, but with maybe more open twanging guitar in the mix. "Teeeeexas" is a country-styled tune – about a homecoming to the Lone Star state – with plenty of steel guitar in the mix. Nice cover too – by Peter Bagge! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sun Ra/The QualitiesIt's Christmas Time/Happy New Year To You (red colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Saturn/Norton, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare mid 50s holiday doo wop presented by Sun Ra – with the solid vocals group appropriately dubbed The Qualities doing their thing over spare, just a little bit cosmic of a backdrop on "It's Christmas Time" and "Happy New Year To You"! Rumored to feature Ra himself on harmonium, it's mostly about the vocals on these tunes, which have a bit of otherworldly atmosphere, but also some geniune season warmth. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyHappy Sad ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of Tim Buckley's greatest albums ever – thanks to some incredible work by Dave Friedman on vibes! Friedman's sound really brings out the jazziness in Buckley's writing and phrasing – making for a beautiful blend with the album's 12 string guitar work and acoustic percussion – and giving the album a feel that's unlike any other from the time! Tim's in top form here, and is neither too emotional nor too full of himself. Nearly every cut's a gem, but our faves are "Strange Feelin" "Gypsy Woman", and "Love from Room 109 at the Islander". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tan label pressing. Cover has a name in pen.)
 
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AirtoI'm Fine, How Are You? ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A lot smoother than most of Airto's other work – and almost more of a soul record than a jazz one – but also a great batch of grooves with a really spirited feel! Airto's percussion is still relatively up front in the mix, and smooth funky LA arrangements take the album to a warm soulful place – giving the more uptempo tracks a tight dancefloor groove that's still kept a bit rootsy by all the acoustic percussion. Tom Scot lays down great solos on two tracks – "I'm Fine, How Are You" and "The Road Is Hard (But We're Going To Make It)" – and other good tracks include "The Happy People" and "Celebration Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiTen Gallon Shuffle (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Baystate/RCA (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $24.99
A hokey title and cover, but a great little record – a lesser-known gem from the Toshiko Akioshi big band, recorded in the mid 80s for Japanese release! Toshiko's still working strongly with reedman Lew Tabackin here – and as always, the sound of the reeds really make the record – not only on the bold ensemble passages, but also on the snakey, well-crafted solos that slide out of the fuller arrangements – letting Lew, Frank Wess, and Jim Snidero contribute some really great work on the longer tracks. Titles include "Ten Gallon Shuffle", "Fading Beauty", "Blue Dream", and "Happy Hoofer" – and in case you're wondering, that's a young Monday Michiru on the cover! CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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Angelo BadalamentiBlue Velvet ... CD
Varese, 1986. Used ... $6.99
A wonderfully creepy soundtrack – and one that would provide an important preface to the huge musical legacy that Angelo Baldamenti would give David Lynch for Twin Peaks! This soundtrack features half of Baldamenti's eerie, airy sounds – and half of the kind of old school numbers that gave the narrative such an out of time sort of vibe – and which we're happy they were able to include. Baldamenti titles include "Night Streets/Sandy & Jeffrey", "Frank", "Jeffrey's Dark Sid", "Mysteries Of Love", "Going Down To Lincoln/Sound Effects Suite", and "Frank Returns". Other titles include the Julee Cruise vocal version of "Mysteries Of Love" – plus "Honky Tonk" by Bill Doggett, Love Letters" by Ketty Lester, and In Dreams" by Roy Orbison. CD

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Chet BakerOn The Road – Live In LA & Boston '54 ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), 1954. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
One of the best collections of live Chet Baker material we've seen in a long time – a 2CD package that offers up tracks in relatively straight concert performance – one performance from the Tiffany Club in LA, the other from Storyville in Boston! Both sets date from 1954, and feature the same group – Chet on trumpet, Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Bob Neel on drums – all working with that tight sense of economy that made the Baker group one of the most striking in jazz at the time. Collection features 16 titles from the LA date and 19 from Boston – a whopping 35 tracks in all, with titles that include "Line For Lyons", "Lady Bird", "No Ties", "Out Of Nowhere", "A Dandy Line", "Frenesi", "Carson City Stage", "Maid In Mexico", "Band Aid", "Long Ago & Far Away", "Happy Little Sunbeam", and "Time After Time". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank BallardOne & Only Hank Ballard & His Midnighters ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Hank Ballard definitely falls into the "one and only" category – especially with work as great as his sounds on this classic album for King Records! Hank sings in a style that's as badass as his look on the cover – as raw in these cuts as James Brown was during the same stretch for King – with an ability to both hit a hard groove with The Midnighters providing sharp R&B accompaniment – and also slide into some occasional heartbreaking numbers that were perfect for his raspy vocal approach. And although Hank had a few big hits for King in the 50s, this set's got lots more obscure numbers – showing that the genius of the young Ballard is a virtual bottomless well – on titles that include "I'm Crying Mercy Mercy", "I'll Keep You Happy", "I'll Pray For You", "Cute Little Ways", "Move Move Move", "She's Got A Whole Lot Of Soul", "So Good To Be Home", "House With No Windows", "Sugaree", and "Rain Down Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & The Mills BrothersBoard Of Directors ... LP
Dot, 1967. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A late 60s swinger from The Mills Brothers – with the aging vocal group get some great assistance from the Count Basie Orchestra! By the time of this sessions, The Mills Brothers had been recording for at least 4 decades – and although their early hits had gained the group a great deal of fame, their career as a whole was fading considerably in the 60s. Enter Basie, whose group was still very much at the top of its form in the decade – thanks to a great ear for transforming older tunes into fresher takes, and newer tunes into more swinging jazz-based vehicles. Working here with arranger Dick Hyman, the Basie group gives the Mills Brothers a soaring, bouncing kind of support – one that takes their vocals, tightens them up, and really sends the tunes home with a nice sort of zing! Old and new numbers come off great in the setting – and titles include "Release Me", "I Want To Be Happy", "Down Down Down", "I Dig Rock & Roll Music", "Let Me Dream", "April In Paris", "I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful", and "Tiny Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Basso Valdambrini SextetSestetto Basso Valdambrini – The Best Modern Jazz In Italy 1962 ... LP
RCA/Naked Lunch (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A really landmark album in European jazz – one of those records that always tops the lists of collectors, and for good reason too! The sextet of trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini and tenorist Gianni Basso was easily one of the greatest things going in jazz on that side of the Atlantic in the early 60s – a fresh, modern group who could still play with plenty of soul – avoiding some of the cool jazz traps of other European combos, and really hitting hard with solo work that matched the best American work of the time. The sound here is really incredible – tunes that bristle with electricity from the very first note, played with a cohesiveness that makes the record far more than just a happy accident in the studio! Titles include the originals "Coltrane Style" and "Monotonia", plus versions of Jackie McLean's "Dr Jackle", Junior Mance's "Jubilation", and Benny Golson's "Are You Real". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beau BrummelsTriangle (colored vinyl pressing – mono) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 21.98
A tremendous album from The Beau Brummels – one of the lesser-remembered groups from the late 60s Warner hipster heyday! At some level, the group's a folk-rock outfit – with the left-of-center feel of some of Fred Neil's best work for Capitol, and a similar blend of east coast honesty and west coast mind expansion. The format here is remarkably simple, but handled with some nice touches by producer Lenny Waronker, who really brings a lot more out of the band than on their earlier indie recordings. Titles include "Are You Happy", "The Wolf Of Velvet Fortune", "The Keeper Of Time", "Only Dreaming Now", "Magic Hollow", "Painter Of Women", and "Triangle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 50th Anniversary pressing on blue colored vinyl – mono – with a very cool paste-on cover just like the original!)

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George BensonTell It Like It Is ... LP
A&M/CTI, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
An early George Benson groover from the A&M years of CTI – a set that's quite different than his famous 70s sets, with a really unique sound overall! The arrangements here are by Latin Soul maestro Marty Sheller – who brings some of the vibe to the set that he brought to his 60s work with Mongo Santamaria – not a straight Latin sound overall, but one that comes through strongly in some of the percussion and horns! Players are all pretty hip – and keyboards are from Richard Tee on most of the best tracks – and drums are from Idris Muhammad throughout, working here under his original name of Leo Morris. Main solos are from Benson on guitar – although the record also features alto solos from Sonny Fortune and Bobby Porcelli – who'd both stepped out a bit with Santamaria too. Titles include "Water Brother", "Jama Joe", "Dontcha Hear Me Callin' To Ya", "Jackie All", "Soul Limbo", "Are You Happy", "Land Of 1000 Dances", and "Out in the Cold Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsCity Life/Unfinished Business ... CD
Fantasy, 1975/1976. Used ... $7.99
2 classics from The Blackbyrds – back to back on a single CD! City Life is a fantastic album from the legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and which is the perfect fusion of jazz and soul that was going down with the best groups in the mid 70s. The best example of this sound can be heard on the massive cut "Rock Creek Park" – which begins with a wonderful bass on the intro, a killer moogy keyboard bit, and a super-catchy chorus that goes "doin' it in the park," which you should recognize in about 30 seconds! The rest of the album is great too – and titles include the classic sample track "Love So Fine" – plus "Happy Music", "Hash and Eggs", "Thankful Bout Yourself", and "All I Ask". Unfinished Business has The Blackbyrds are at the top of their game – working in a sweet blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all produced to perfection by their mentor Donald Byrd! The groove is quite similar to some of Byrd's best from the time – a bit fuller than the first few records by The Blackbyrds, thanks to the addition of larger horns – and put together in ways that really has them soaring towards the skies on waves or righteous soul! There's vocals on most tracks, but they really take equal place next to the group's wonderful instrumentation – especially the heady keyboards of the mighty Kevin Toney, still a key member of the combo at this point. Titles include "Party Land", "In Life", "Time Is Movin", "Lady", and "You've Got That Something". CD

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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect. The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blonde On BlondeReflections Of A Life (with bonus track) ... CD
Ember/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
That's a really trippy cover on this second album from Blonde On Blonde – and the sound is nicely trippy, too – a bit more complex than on their debut album – with just the right dose of psych elements thrown into the mix of their well-crafted songs! Acoustic guitar actually gets a bit more place in the sound than before, but there's also a balance of more electronic effects, additional percussion, and even some use of banjo and harmonica to give the group a slight roots element they never had before – one that's maybe a bit more in keeping with their Dylan-referenced name, but with a result that's leaning more towards UK acid folk than anything from America. Titles include "Gene Machine", "Sad Song For An Easy Lady", "The Bargain", "The Rut", "Happy Families", and "No 2 Psychological Decontamination Unit". CD features a bonus track – "Sad Song For An Easy Lady (single version)". CD

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Bluke (Luke Vibert & BlueRum13)Sense The Urgency ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An unusual set of work from the ever-changing Luke Vibert – a collaboration with MC BlueRum13 – whose lyrics provide a great mix with Luke's beats and instrumentation on the album! All those crisp, creative elements that we love from older Vibert records are still very much in the mix – but the focus here is also different, and very fresh – and an equally great way to present the lyrics of BlueRum13 too. The set features a few guest appearances – from DJ SPS, Recyte, Ray Colom, Oz, and FACTS – and the set is divided up into sections devoted to four of the five senses – See, Touch, Hear, and Taste. Tracks include "Golden", "Wait A Minute", "Something Fresh", "Turninitup", "Slide By", "Mother Cuffint Chains", "Matter", "Yesh", "Let's Go", "Machine Gums", "Omnipotent", "Happy Daze", "Flying Mortalmovas", and "Gimme A Sign". CD

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BohannonInsides Out ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than usual, in a style that creates some nice stepping grooves that are augmented by some wild off-beat, out-of-tune piano work! Sounds like it shouldn't work, but it does – and the ultimate moment on the album is the amazing "Thoughts And Wishes", a cool instrumental that's been a major steppers track in Chicago for years. Side one is more in the usual Bohannon funk mode – and tracks on the album include "Disco Stomp", "Foot Stompin Music", "Love Is Fading", and "Happy Feeling". CD
Also available Insides Out ... LP 7.99

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BohannonInsides Out ... LP
Dakar, 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than usual, in a style that creates some nice stepping grooves that are augmented by some wild off-beat, out-of-tune piano work! Sounds like it shouldn't work, but it does – and the ultimate moment on the album is the amazing "Thoughts And Wishes", a cool instrumental that's been a major steppers track in Chicago for years. Side one is more in the usual Bohannon funk mode – and tracks on the album include "Disco Stomp", "Foot Stompin Music", "Love Is Fading", and "Happy Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)
Also available Insides Out ... CD 13.99

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Box TopsLetter/Neon Rainbow ... LP
Bell, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A powerhouse set from The Box Tops – a 60s group who showed the world that the Memphis scene had as much to offer the world of rock as it did the worlds of blues and soul – thanks to the all-great pedigree of this album! Not only does the group feature a very young Alex Chilton on lead vocals, the set was also recorded at the new American Recording Studios headed up by Chips Moman – with tracks on the record from the classic soul songwriting team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, not to mention a few by the young Bobby Womack too! The bit hit "The Letter" leads off the set, but the album's way more than just that it – filled with great tunes that include "I Pray For Rain", "I'm Your Puppet", "Happy Times", "Neon Rainbow", "Break My Mind", "She Knows How", and "Everything I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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BrickWaiting On You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1980. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked killer from Brick – the group's fourth album, but every bit as tight and funkier as earlier sets! Brick's Atlanta-bred groove is very much in place here – that lean, mean approach to funk that made them a standout right from the get-go – almost setting the scene for the stripped-down modes that so many other groups would follow well into the 80s! That tighter sound lets the group really hit a strongly soulful focus here – serving up some of their best vocals to date, and reminding us that some of the best mainstream funk groups always had a strong ability to harmonize over their grooves. Titles include "Push Push", "Get Started", "All The Way", "Waiting On You", "Free", "Sweet Lips", and "Let Me Make You Happy". CD also features 2 bonus cuts – "Dazz" and "Dusic", served up in longer 12" versions! CD

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Sheree BrownMusic ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of the two beautifully sweet albums of soul that the lovely Sheree Brown cut for Capitol in the early 80s. This one has less of a smooth jazzy sound than her first one, but it compensates by adding some tracks in a nice 80s groove mode – pushing the sound a bit further than before. Sheree still sings lead with her fragile Minnie Riperton-esque voice, and she also plays a fair bit of acoustic guitar on the LP – and the LP features guest work by Syreeta, Stevie Wonder, and Patrice Rushen, all a perfect fit for Sheree's lightly jazzy style. Tracks include "On My Way Home", "Feels So Good", "Love Only Knows", "Got To Get Away", and "Happy Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Tim BuckleyBlue Afternoon ... LP
Straight, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
Incredible stuff – and one of Tim Buckley's greatest albums! The record's got a style that's a wonderful mix of folk and jazz – using acoustic guitar on most tracks, but also throwing in some vibes by a young David Friedman, which gives the record some warm chromatic hues. Buckley's vocals have never sounded better, blending together with the guitar in the light rhythms of the tunes – and although the song structure's a bit freer than before, it's never sloppy or self-indulgent – just wonderfully expressive! Titles include "The River", "Cafe", "So Lonely", "The Train", and "Happy Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pink label pressing, with Straight inner sleeve. Cover has a small rip in the opening.)

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... CD
Mercury/Intermusic (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". CD
(Limited edition.)
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Ice Man Cometh ... LP 19.99
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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)
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Ice Man Cometh ... CD 12.99

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb EllisGreat Guitars Live (Live At The Winery/Live At Charlie's Georgetown) ... CD
Concord, 1980/1983. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
A jazz guitar double-header – two older albums from the classic Great Guitars series packaged in a single set! First up is Great Guitars At The Winery – a date that has a sweet trio of guitarists – Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – swinging in easygoing, open-ended formation that allows for plenty of fast string interplay! Rhythm is from Joe Byrd on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums, and at times, the guitar-driven approach is almost in the mode of gypsy swing – but with a lot more of a contemporary feel overall. Titles include "So Danco Samba", "Sheik Of Araby", "Broadway", "Air Mail Special", and "Talk Of The Town". Great Guitars At Charlies Georgetown follows the great format first set out by the trio of guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – a pretty airy approach to jazz guitar swinging that also features a bit of bass from Joe Byrd and some drums from Chuck Redd! As before, the approach seems to work best on older swing-styled numbers – letting one guitar play rhythm while another solos strongly – on titles that include "Where Or When", "New Orleans", "Change Partners", "Opus One", "Get Happy", and "Danielle". CD
(Out of print. Artwork has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & The BlackbyrdsJazz Funk Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
An amazing tribute to some of the greatest jazz funk of the 70s – the groundbreaking work of trumpeter Donald Byrd, both as a solo act on his own, and as the inspiration for the mighty Blackbyrds group – both of whom are featured on this set! Byrd first broke into new territory in the early 70s with a string of amazing records on Blue Note – all done with help from genius producer Larry Mizell, who helped Byrd's trumpet find a way to groove in an electric space, but at a level that was very different (and a lot more soulful) than any sort of Miles Davis electric modes! This work quickly inspired a young group at Howard University, who chose the name Blackbyrds as a nod to Donald – who quickly became their mentor and producer, and helped them forge a great blend of jazz and funk before they took off on their own. This set features 39 tracks from both artists, illustrating a fantastic partnership and shared musical inspiration – with work from Byrd's Blue Note and Wea albums, and all the great Blackbyrds records for Fantasy in the 70s. Titles include Donald Byrd tracks "Dominoes", "Black Byrd", "Lansana's Priestess", "Wind Parade", "Flying High", "Thank You For Funking Up My Life", "Onward Til Morning", "Dance Band", "Science Funktion", "Dominoes", "Flight Time", "Witch Hunt", "Stepping Into Tomorrow", "Sexy Dancer (12" mix)", "Star Trippin (12" mix)", "Pretty Baby", "Giving It Up", and "Dancing In The Street". Blackbyrds cuts include "Blackbyrd's Theme", "Do It Fluid", "Flying High", "Cornbread", "Time Is Movin", "Happy Music", "Rock Creek Park", "Walkin In Rhythm", "Lookin Ahead", "Street Games", "Gut Level", "Party Land", and "Supernatural Feeling". CD

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Nicholas CarrasMr Peters' Pets (yellow vinyl pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Modern Harmonic/Something Weird, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
A very cool soundtrack for a very weird movie – an early 60s nudie film, but one that's a fair bit tamer and sweeter than material from later in the decade! The focus here is on the music – which is surprisingly well-done, and mixes jazz with exotic currents – often with a lot more thoughtfulness than you might expect, at a level that puts some of the best tracks here right up there with the best early 60s Italian noir jazz classics. Nicholas Carras wrote and conducted – but there's a tenorist on the album that really makes the whole thing great, someone who can play with the depth of Plas Johnson at his best. Titles include the eleven-minute "A Happy Turtle" – plus "Jungle Duck", "Three Sporty Ladies", "Petey's Sweeties", "The Happy Animal", "Animal Ambrosia", and "My Little Shasta". LP, Vinyl record album
(On yellow vinyl – plus DVD of the feature film, and a bonus zine too!)

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Jimmy Carroll/Red CampSpeed the Parting Guest/Hot-Tempered Clavichord ... CD
Cook, Mid 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Great work from the legendary Cook label – a full album that combines two earlier 10" albums of experimental sounds! First up is Speed The Parting Guest, a wonderful combination of music and sound effects – very similar to some of the bigger label work from artists like Jack Fascinato or Dean Elliott over at Capitol Records in the late 50s, but an even more sonically-sensitive session done for the smaller Cook imprint! Jimmy Carroll leads an assortment of vibes, bells, harps, toys, percussion, and other odd instruments – all in a weird and playful mix of melodies that almost come across like mini-cartoons in sound! There's not much in the way of larger or conventional instrumentation – which makes Jimmy's work even different than bigger label experiments like this – and the recording quality from Cook really makes all the odd sounds come through with great clarity! Titles include "Happy Little Woodpile", "Tinkle Tinkle Little Bell", "Speed The Parting Guest", and "Hong Kong Local". Next up is The Hot Tempered Clavichord – a session that features mostly clavichord musings from Red Camp – more of a rootsy pianist on other records, but working here on an electrified clavichord – which is a bit like an electric harpsichord in sound, only rougher! The tracks are these cool electric boogie-woogie numbers – and include "Ragout", "Blues In Minore", and "The One I Love". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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James Chance & The ContortionsBuy ... LP
Ze, 1979. Very Good ... $26.99
A punky funky no wave classic from James White – working here under the name of The Contortions, in a manner that's very similar to his Off White album! The tunes dip, turn, and kind of groove with a mad sort of art school energy – shifting easily between fast and frenetic playing, and some more "out" jazz styled riffing. Most tracks have raw vocals, and titles include "Bedroom Athlete", "Twice Removed", "Roving Eye", "Anesthetic", "Contort Yourself", "Design To Kill", "My Infatuation", "Throw Me Away" and "I Don't Want To Be Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Cher3614 Jackson Highway (180 gram pressing – with bonus LP) ... LP
Atco/Run Out Groove, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 32.98
We're not normally ones to stock a Cher album, but this one's pretty darn hip – recorded in at Muscle Shoals Sound, the studio referenced in the title of the album, and presented in a wonderful cover image that has Cher standing outside the tiny facility with a host of legendary studio players that include Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, and Roger Hawkins! Sonny's also standing in the crowd in the photo, but he's as in the background as he is on this set – as Cher's singing alone in a soul-styled mode that's befits the setting of the album. Titles include a funky take on "I Walk On Guilded Splinters", plus "For What It's Worth", "Cry Like A Baby", "Save The Children", "Do Right Woman", and "Dock Of The Bay". Plus, the 2LP set features a huge amount of bonus tracks – 11 more numbers from a whole second Muscle Shoals album, but which was never issued – with titles that include "Momma Look Sharp", "Chastity's Song", "It Gets Me Where I Want To Go", "Easy To Be Hard", "I Believe", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "The First Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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ChiffonsSweet Talkin' Guy ... LP
Laurie, 1966. Very Good+ ... $24.99
This album contains their big hit "Sweet Talkin Guy" plus some other pleasing pop songs. They do a more toned down version of "My Boyfriend's Back" and others such as "Up On The Bridge", "Down, Down, Down", "Thumbs Down", "Out Of This World", "Keep The Boy Happy", and "See You In September". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a sticker remnant.)

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Cloud One & OthersFlying High – Patrick Adams P&P Masters ... CD
P&P/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
Tremendous grooves from one of the coolest club labels of all time – the legendary P&P family of labels, home to some of the weirdest, wildest, most experimental tracks to ever hit the dancefloor – yet all tracks that are pretty darn funky too! This 2CD collection is heavy on cuts from Cloud One – one of the most well-known P&P acts, often working with weird moogy electronics over funky club rhythms – a combination that still sounds as fantastic now as when Patrick Adams got the group going way back when – especially in the company of some of the other cool cuts that are on the collection too. Cloud One tracks include "Music Funk", "Funky Track", "Disco Juice", "Dust To Dust", "Spaced Out", "Charleston Hopscotch", "Atmosphere Strut (parts 1 & 2)", "Doin It All Night Long", "Jump Jump Jump", "Flying High (part 1)", "Patty Duke", "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By", "Atmosphere Strut (1979 rmx – part 2)", and "Happy Music" – and other tracks include "God's Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman" by Marie Lomax, "My Baby's Got ESP (orig 7" mix)" by Four Below Zero, "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra, "Dance Dance Dance (disco version)" by Maria Acuna, "God Save & Protect Children" by Margo Williams, "Ain't Gonna Be A Next Time (short version)" by Magnetic Touch, and "It's Rough (dub)" by The Imperial Three. CD
(Part of the "Ultimate 80s NYC Street Sounds" series!)

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

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Ray ColumbusNow You Shake – The Definitive Beat, R&B, Pop, & Psych Recordings 1963 to 1969 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A great collection of work from Ray Columbus – a New Zealand rocker of mid 60s vintage, but one who works here with mod sounds to rival much bigger names in London at the time! The collection begins with a core set of work by Ray Columbus & The Invaders – a super-sharp combo who have this sense of energy and fire that's a bit like Paul Revere & The Raiders, but more tuned towards beat group sounds – boundless energy that makes the rest of the combo a perfect fit for Ray's spirited lead vocals. The set then moves into solo material that Columbus recorded on his own, and with groups The Challenge, The Art Collection, and Fire – all with stylistic shifts that follow some of the British forays into trippier sounds after the initial beat boom – or some more compelling, more sophisticated material that Columbus really carries off well as a solo act. Titles include "She's A Mod", "I'm Finding Out", "She's Back Again", "Till We Kissed", "We Want A Beat", "In Memory Of Today", "Happy In A Sad Kind Of Way", "Los Angeles", "I'm Good For You", "Polka Dot Resistance", "Kick Me", and "East Pinkerton Street". CD

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Conjunto CaimitoConjunto Caimito ... LP
Laslos, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features vocals from Tito Contreras and Luisito Rodriguez – and titles include "Sabroso Sabroso", "La Calena En La Rumba", "Oye Canuto", "Buscando Millonarias", "Tumba Ese Happy", and "Sin Cana No Hay Caramelo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cooly's Hot BoxTake It (with bonus track) ... CD
Purpose, 2001. Used ... $6.99
The great first full album from Cooly's Hot Box – issued hot on the heels of a number of great singles and compilation tracks, and the start of a great run that's continued to flower strongly over the years! The album's a real blend of styles – and shifts from jazzy funked-up tracks to smooth soul numbers with ease, hitting more than a few classic sounds along the way, showing that the group have healthy obsession with a wide range of influences! Tracks include the sublime "14 Hours", plus "Friend Of Mine", "Wasted Time", "Happy Feelings", "Simple", "It's Alright", "Over & Over", "Take Me Home Tonight", "Take It", "Make Me Happy", and "Let Me Get Some". CD also features the bonus track "Dimelo Siempre". CD
(Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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Corky CorcoranCorky Corcoran Plays Something ... LP
RCS, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A beautiful album from this obscure tenorist – a player with this rich, mouthy tone that's perfect for the laidback, open-ended tunes on this set – done with just help from piano and bass! The tunes are dominated by Corky's great tone and phrasing – and titles include "Ah Moore", "Funny Valentine", "Something", and "Happy Reunion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear near the top, but is nice overall.)

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Elvis CostelloAlmost Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Elvis Costello's early 80s foray into 60s Nashville and otherwise country-indebted songbooks – and it's a nice one! Even on his tighter, blistering punk era records, Elvis demonstrated not only the voice, but a great ear for the roots and soul that came before him. He showed some soul love quite profoundly a year-or-so earlier on the Get Happy album, and here he works in a similarly respectful mode for classic country, countrypolitan and even a little bit of honky tonk. Produced by Billy Sherrill – who was absolutely essential in the country crossover sound of the 60s and 70s. It's a bit overlooked, but we love this record! Includes "Why Don't You Love Me (Lie You Used To Do)", "I'm Your Toy", "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down", "Sittin' And Thinkin'", "Honey Hush", "How Much I Lied" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Elton Dean's NinesenseOh! For The Edge ... LP
Ogun (UK), 1976. Very Good+ ... $39.99
There's definitely an edge here to the music – but one that's a bit different than that of some of Elton Dean's contemporaries in the 70s British scene! Dean brings a lot more swing and soul to this record than you might expect – working with a large group, but never letting the players get totally outside – which is a real change from some of the more freely improvising UK ensembles of the period. Dean's own work on alto and saxello are totally great – as are the core rhythms of the group, which come from Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. But we're also plenty happy to hear Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Nick Evans on trombone. The recording has a very good "roomy" sound to it that gives it a darker edge than some of the other Ogun recordings from the time – and tracks include "Fall In Free", "Dance", "Friday Night Blues", and "Prayer For Jesus". LP, Vinyl record album

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DellsWhatever Turns You On ... LP
20th Century, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A later winner from The Dells – a record that has the group mixing uptempo grooves and sublime mellow numbers – all of which are sung with heartbreaking vocals that show the group as still one of the best in soul music – even after more than 20 years on record! Arrangements are by Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders, and production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record – all key factors in the success of the album, thanks to a long local history with the Chicago soul legends – and a respect that's very clear in their handling of the sound on this set. Titles include "Happy Song", "It Took A Woman Like You", "Whatever Turns You On", "Ain't It A Shame", "Stay In My Corner", "Is It It", and "Heaven's Just Step Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean De Vres & His Afro DrumsExciting Voodoo! ... LP
Palace, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Jean De Vres presents this collection of drum songs that use the traditional drums of Haiti. The songs are meant to invoke the happy gods of voodoo rather than the dark, black magic gods outsiders normally associate with voodoo. Tracks include "Ao-Mao", "Fire Dance", "Drum Festival", "Dolcini", "Voodoo Spirit Song", "Rhythm Of The Forest", and "Voo-Voo". LP, Vinyl record album

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DionRuby Baby/Donna The Prima Donna ... CD
Columbia/Ace (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A pair of Columbia Records classics from Dion – back to back on a single CD! First up is Ruby Baby – a solo debut by Dion DiMucci – working here away from his earlier Belmonts group, and really finding a way to sharpen both his vocals, and his approach to the music! Dion's really crafting his lead strongly on these tunes – emerging partly as a pop act, but also with some of the more sophisticated stylings that a singer like Bobby Darin was hitting as he aged past the teen set – even with slight jazz currents in the mix at times! The title cut was a huge hit for Dion – the classic "Ruby Baby" – and that gem sits here nicely alongside others that include "The End Of The World", "Fever", "The Loneliest Man In The World", "He'll Only Hurt You", "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You", "Gonna Make It Alone", and "Will Love Ever Come My Way". On Donna The Prima Donna, Dion really sounds great – stepping away from the straighter pop of his roots, and mixing in a bit of soul, and just a tiny current of the headier sounds he'd unlock later in the 60s! The production style is pop, but the material often goes far past that – into territory that definitely has more mature themes, but still delivered with that Dion DiMucci flair for swinging a lyric in just the right way! And as before, one of Dion's strongest suits is the way that he's able to bring in this subtle current of sadness, all while trying to shake it off with a catchy tune. Titles include "Donna The Prima Donna", "Flim Flam", "Oh Happy Days", "You're Mine", "I Can't Believe", "Be Careful Of The Stones That You Throw", "Troubled Mind", "This Little Girl Of Mine" and "Sweet Sweet Baby". Excellent reissue package – with great sound, and the usual Ace Records attention to notes and details! CD

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Bob DylanAnother Side of Bob Dylan ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Bob's fourth record, and close runner up to Freewheelin' as the masterpiece of this early stage of his career. While the overly arch Times They Are A Changin' pretty much stood as the cornerstone of classifiable folk rock at the time, Another Side is just that. Dense, elliptical, and downright surreal at times, with some of the protesty stuff that made the media so happy & hungry, but much more layered and poetic. Another side is also much more reverent of and indebted to the Harry Smith field recordings that Bob studied so hard, the stuff that finally caught on with the general public in the early 90s. Titles include "Spanish Harlem Incident", "It Ain't Me Babe", "Ballad In Plain D", "Black Crow Blues", "I Don't Believe You", "Motorpsycho Nitemare", "To Ramona", "Chimes Of Freedom", "My Back Pages", and "I Shall Be Free No 10". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World ... LP
CBS, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and Afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth, Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid-70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)
Also available That's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99

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Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid 70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD
Also available That's The Way Of The World ... LP 8.99
 
 
 



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