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Illinois JacquetHow High The Moon ... LP
Prestige, Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A selection of tracks from Illinois Jacquet's late 60s albums for Prestige, featuring Milt Buckner, Barry Harris, and Wynton Kelly on piano, Alan Dawson, Al Foster, Jo Jones, and Oliver Jackson on drums, Frank Foster on tenor, Matthew Gee on trombone, Tiny Grimes, Billy Butler, and Wally Richardson on guitar, Montego Joe on congas, Joe Newman and Ernie Royal on trumpet, and Ben Tucker and Buster Williams on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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JATP All StarsHow High The Moon ... LP
Verve, 1947/1955. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Featured soloists include Buck Clayton on trumpet, Flip Phillips on tenor, Trummy Young on trombone, Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Ken Kersey on piano, Willie Smith on alto, Herb Ellis on guitar, Benny Fonville and Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich an Jo Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s VSP pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a small name in pen.)

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Dodo Marmarosa/Esquires All American New Star WinnersMellow Mood/How High The Moon ... 78 RPM
Atomic, 1945. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(White & purple label pressing.)

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Frank Minion & Lou BennettSweet Lorraine/How High The Moon ... 78 RPM
Apollo, 1954. Very Good- ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Sonny Stitt & FriendsHow High The Moon ... CD
Chess/GRP, 1958/1965. Used ... $4.99
Includes the songs "Koko", "Easy Listening", "It's Hipper Than That", "How High The Moon", "Lover Man", "Fools Rush In", "Lonesome Road", "I Want To Go A Home", "Katea", "Flame And Frost", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Our Day Will Come", and "My Main Man". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ LoveEverybody's Gotta Live (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
High Moon, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool package – a set that features the famous 70s title track by Arthur Lee and Love, plus rare tracks from the sessions for their Reel To Real album – all on vinyl for the first time ever! "Everybody's Gotta Live" is completely wonderful – Lee at his finest, but in a very different way than in the 60s – charming on vocals right from the start, with acoustic guitar used to give the whole thing a different flavor of Love! Other cuts are a nice surprise, too – almost funky in parts, and showing some real new directions for Arthur – on titles that include "You Gotta Feel It (outtake)", "I Gotta Remember (outtake)", "Do It Yourself (outtake)", "Singing Cowboy (alt)", and "Everybody's Gotta Live (electric version)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
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Sly & The Viscaynes (Sly Stone)Yellow Moon – The Complete Recordings 1961/1962 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The earliest roots of the Sly Stone sound in California – but music that's very different than his heady sounds from the San Francisco scene at the end of the 60s! Instead, the approach here is teen pop and soul at its best – as you'd probably guess from the look of the group, who were all classmates together at Vallejo High – and who work here together as a surprisingly strong sextet! Sly's a member, but we're not going to give him all the credit – as the vocal leads shift, taking full advantage of the young talents in the group – heard here over a very small slice of work during the few years they were together. The harmonies are great – very much in an east coast group soul mode – and the set unearths some rare tapes for some tunes, and also offers up two rare early Sly Stone singles, and a Jasper Woods track that is actually Richard Berry with the Viscaynes. As usual with Ace, the presentation is wonderful – with a huge booklet of notes and lots of photos of the group – to support 19 titles that include "Yellow Moon", "Uncle Sam Needs You", "A Long Time Alone", "Hully Gully Papa", "I'm Coming Home", "Don't Cry Soldier", "I'm Just A Fool", "Oh What A Night", and "Heavenly Angel". CD

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Chet BakerChet – Ballads By Chet Baker (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $5.99
One of a handful of late 50s albums that Chet Baker recorded for Riverside – all of which are some of his last great 50s work in the studio, before a shift in the 60s to a wider-ranging approach to his music! The style here is definitely in the "classic" Baker mode set down for Pacific Jazz – but a bit more fleshed out by the other players in the set – who seem to push a bit more personality into the tunes, and not just let Chet's trumpet dominate. The sound is soft and gentle – as you'd expect from the title – and other players include Bill Evans, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones – all bringing a bit of a New York undercurrent to the west coast Baker solo style. Titles include "How High the Moon", "It Never Entered My Mind", "If You Could See Me Now", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Time On My Hands", and "You And The Night And Music". Also includes the bonus track "Early Morning Mood". CD
(Out of print.)

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Les BrownBest Of The Capitol Years ... CD
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Includes the songs "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "On The Alamo", "Perfidia", "Moonlight In Vermont", "The Continental", "Midnight Sun", "Lover", "Harlem Nocturne", "The Piccolino", "Shine On Harvest Moon", "Tangerine", "Ridin' High", "Nina Never Knew", "My Blue Heaven", "Stardust", "Tea For Two", "Swingin' Down The Lane", "Younger Than Springtime", "This Nearly Was Mine", "Invitation", "The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi", "Frenesi", "Just You, Just Me", "Leap Frog", and "Goodnight Sweetheart". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz At Oberlin ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1953. Used ... $3.99
A classic album from Dave – recorded at Oberlin College, the mid-Ohio haven of bohemiana, and a growing hotbed of jazz activity centered around students in the college's conservatory of music. Dave and crew made the trip at the request of the kids – breaking from their mostly San Francisco-based recording career to cut what would end up becoming a very successful album in Dave's catalog, and begin a whole "at" or "goes to" series in his career. The group's the early quartet with Paul Desmond, Lloyd Davis, and Ron Crotty – and tunes include long and jamming versions of "The Way You Look Tonight", "How High The Moon", and "Stardust". CD
(Out of print. BMG direct pressing.)
Also available Jazz At Oberlin (hybrid SACD pressing) ... CD 29.99

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Dave BrubeckJazz At Oberlin (hybrid SACD pressing) ... CD
Fantasy, 1953. Used ... $29.99
A classic album from Dave – recorded at Oberlin College, the mid-Ohio haven of bohemiana, and a growing hotbed of jazz activity centered around students in the college's conservatory of music. Dave and crew made the trip at the request of the kids – breaking from their mostly San Francisco-based recording career to cut what would end up becoming a very successful album in Dave's catalog, and begin a whole "at" or "goes to" series in his career. The group's the early quartet with Paul Desmond, Lloyd Davis, and Ron Crotty – and tunes include long and jamming versions of "The Way You Look Tonight", "How High The Moon", and "Stardust". CD
(Out of print gold hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular players too! Traycard has a cutout mark through the spine.)
Also available Jazz At Oberlin ... CD 3.99

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Nat King ColeCool Cole – The King Cole Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
Tracks include "Sweet Lorraine", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Hit That Jive, Jack", "How High The Moon", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Nature Boy", "Naughty Angeline", and "Mona Lisa" – 104 tracks total. CD
(Out of print. Box has minor edgewear – overall a nice copy.)

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Nat King ColeTrio Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Laser Light, Early 40s. Used ... $2.99
Features Nat King Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass. Tracks include "Sweet Lorraine", "Besame Mucho", "How High The Moon", "Little Joe From Chicago", and "Three Little Words". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Marvin GayeSoulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (Natural Resources) ... LP
Tamla/Natural Resources, 1961. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Amazing early work from Marvin Gaye – a set that's more jazz than soul, with a really unique sort of sound! Marvin's vocals are sublime, but in a completely different way than on his later hits – almost a bit broken at times, next to some very broken-down piano lines used in the album's spare instrumentation – an off-tune keyboard that makes for a very heartfelt feel to the record, one that's more indie charm than Motown polish! Gaye's got a hint of Nat Cole at times, Sam Cooke at others – although without the poise of either – and although we'd love the record on its own, it's even more amazing as a key starting point for one of the most soulful evolutions of the 60s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Love For Sale", "Always", "Easy Living", "Witchcraft", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "Never Let You Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing on Natural Resources. Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJATP In Tokyo – Live At The Nichigenki Theatre 1953 (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Pablo, 1953. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $9.99
A Pablo Records release – but featuring material that was originally destined for Verve Records in the 50s – a rare performance in Japan by the Jazz At The Philharmonic! The double-length set is overflowing with goodness, all recorded in the open-ended, warm-hearted style that Norman Granz brought to these classic performances! The album starts with an extended set by the JATP All-Stars – a group that features Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers on trumpets, Willie Smith and Benny Carter on alto, Bill Harris on trombone, and Ben Webster and Flip Philips on tenors – with rhythm from the combo of Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums. JATP titles include a "Ballad Medley", "Tokyo Blues", and "Cotton Tail". The set then features six more tracks by the Oscar Peterson Trio – including "Sushi Blues" and "Up" – and another four by the Gene Krupa Trio – including "Don't Be That Way", and "Cocktails For Two". The set then ends with a long set by Ella Fitzgerald with a quartet – on titles that include "Smooth Sailin", "How High The Moon", "Body & Soul", "Lady Be Good", and "My Funny Valentine" – plus a reading of "Perdido" with the whole JATP group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Includes the Pablo inner sleeves. Box has some surface wear, aging, small stains, split corners, and some heavy wear at the bottom corners.)

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Sonny OkosunSonny Okosun Meets Lord Superior ... LP
EMI/Pathe (France), 1978. Very Good ... $19.99
Bouncing late 70s afro grooves, from Nigeria's Sonny Okosun's. Not as heavily syncopated as Fela, and with a more overt western rock influence, this set grooves a little harder than your typical NPR world music hour fare. 6 tracks in all, including "Bleech Peoiple", "Lagos High Cost Of Living", "Space Race To The Moon & Sun", "Maercy", "Lagos Taxi" and "Eselle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a Sounds Workshop sticker, and a cut corner. Vinyl is nice and clean.)

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Charlie ParkerBird At The Roost – The Savoy Years Vol 1 ... CD
Savoy, 1948. Used ... $11.99
Famous radio recordings of the legendary Charlie Parker – captured at the Royal Roost nightclub in the late 40s – blasting out with incredible power over the airwaves in the New York scene! The presentation of the material here includes bits of announcer patter – mostly from Symphony Sid, who's really one of those guys that you've gotta hear to believe – a surprisingly wonderful combination with Bird's famous alto sax – presented here in a milieu that really lets you hear the raw power of both Parker's music and the way in which he was put forward to audiences at the time! This first volume features work by Miles Davis on trumpet, Tadd Dameron or Al Haig on piano, Curly Russell or Tommy Potter on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include "Salt Peanuts", "Hot House", "Koko", "Out Of Nowhere", and "How High The Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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David SanbornAnything You Want – The Warner/Reprise/Elektra Years 1975 to 1999 (3CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A big overview collection of work from the key years of reedman David Sanborn – a player who certainly knew how to hit the heights with the sales of his records, but also had a surprisingly strong, rich career over the years! If you only think of Sanborn as a smooth jazz pioneer, then you'll find plenty to open up your mind here – as David first recorded as a solo act for Warner Brothers at a time when he was making key contributions to sessions for other artists, then found ways to consistently stay ahead of the fusion and electric jazz mainstream – to the point where in the later recordings here, he's almost back to basics in a really surprising way! As with other great anthology collections on this label, there's a really strong track selection – one that not only features key album tracks, but singles and even a few live cuts too – a really well-chosen batch of 46 tunes that include "Believer (12" mix)", "Love & Happiness (live)", "High Roller", "Flight", "Heba", "Short Visit", "This Masquerade", "Lesly Ann (radio)", "Smile (live)", "Infant Eyes", "Naked Moon", "Brother Ray", "Imogene", "Come To Me Nina", "Lotus Blossom (live)", "Daydreaming", "Same Girl", "Bang Bang (single)", "Summer", "I Do It For Your Love", "The Water Is Wide", "Got To Give It Up (rmx edit)", "Slam (7" version)", and "Duck Ankles". CD

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Raymond ScottRaymond Scott Conducts The Rock N Roll Symphony ... LP
Everest, 1958. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An odd one for Raymond Scott – and a sweet one, too! First, this "rock n roll symphony" isn't really rock, so much as it is a set of standards and 50s pop instrumentals – mostly non-rock – all performed in a mellow easy style. Second, even though Scott's at the head of the group, the sound is pretty straightforward – quite nice for 50s instrumental work, but not nearly as crazy as some of Scott's more groundbreaking albums. One treasure of the album, though (and this is perhaps the "rock" element), is that it includes loads of tenor solos by Sam Taylor – snaking through the mist with a good soulful quality. Titles that include "Stardust", "True Love", "All The Things You Are", "How High The Moon", "Summertime", "Deep Purple", "La Cumparsita", "Amor" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise & silver label stereo pressing with deep groove, in the slip-case cover. Outer cover has some ring and edge wear, split top seam, and some streaks of marker on back.)

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Tanya MorganDon & Von ... LP
Hipnott, 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 23.99
Tanya Morgan open up their individual identity here – using the names of Von Pea and Donwill in the title of the record, as the pair sit on the moon on the cover – contemplating the earth from afar! That spirit might also be said for the lyrics, as there's a nice sense of perspective here – fresh rhymes and playful production, served up at a level that almost takes us back to that true school world of discovery that could make a full length hip hop set so great. Guests include Jack Davey, MoRuf, Rob Cave, Kooley High, and Nappy Nina – on titles that include "Tanya In The Sky With Diamonds", "No Tricks", "Fresh Lemonade", "So Good", "A Team", "Boots & Practice", and "A Whole Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing!)

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TrammpsDisco Inferno ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
A landmark album from The Trammps – and a record that broke the group firmly out of the Philly ghetto, yet still carried all the best touches of the Sigma scene! Sure, the title track was a super-huge hit – thanks to a plug in Saturday Night Fever – but the record itself is Philly club soaring high, with key arrangements and production from the team of Norman Harris, Ronald Baker, and Earl Young – all of whom provide tremendously mighty grooves to soar the multi-voiced sound of the group well over the top of the clubs! Titles include an 11 minute version of "Disco Inferno", plus "Starvin", "Don't Burn No Bridges", "You Touch My Hot Line", and "I Feel Like I've Been Livin (On The Dark Side Of The Moon)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Danny WilliamsComplete Singles & EPs – 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Danny Williams is a singer who never broke that big on our shores, but he's a heck of a vocalist with a really great range – a mature, sophisticated song stylist who's maybe in the same territory as a young Johnny Mathis, or maybe Tony Williams of The Platters – born in South Africa, but recorded here on a strong range of singles for the British market! The music is equal parts soul and jazz – and like Mathis, Williams opens the door for much more adult singers in years to come – modes that allow for a different range of expression than earlier blues and R&B. The set features both sides of Danny's ten singles for HMV, plus some tracks from EP releases and rare album tracks – 29 titles in all, including "Tall A Tree", "Stay As Sweet As You Are", "Lonely", "Moon River", "Weaver Of Dreams", "Jeannie", "Something's Gotta Give", "Get Happy", "Tiara Tahiti", "Tears", "The Wonderful World Of The Young", "So High So Low", and "Youthful Years". CD

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and light surface wear.)
Also available Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerLong Ago & Far Away ... CD
Columbia, 1950/1951. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Erroll Garner on piano, John Simmons on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums. Tracks include "Laura", "Petite Waltz", "When You're Smiling", "It Could Happen To You" and "How High The Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisHeart Of A Woman/When Will I See You Again/I Only Have Eyes For You/Mathis Is (bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four great albums from the 70s soul years of Johnny Mathis – all brought together in a single set, and with bonus cuts too! First up is The Heart Of A Woman – on which the voice of Johnny Mathis meets the soulful arrangements of Paul Riser and HB Barnum – all wrapped up with Johnny Bristol production! Johnny's tender voice, the gently sweeping arrangements and soul-rooted production make this one a gem. Titles include "Woman Woman", "Sail On White Moon", "Feel Like Makin Love", "It's Gone", "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", "Strangers In Dark Corners", and "The Way We Planned It". When Will I See You Again finds Johnny taking on a comparably diverse batch of tunes, from a bright & breezy take on the Gamble & Huff penned title track, to a soaring Roger Nichols/Paul Williams medley, to more intimate strings-backed numbers. Another sweet set from a legendary vocalist, and the titles includes "Mandy", "Nice To Be Around", "You're Right As Rain", "You And Me Against The World", "The Things I Might've Been" and more. I Only Have Eyes For You has Johnny finding a new sort of groove with arranger Gene Page! Page had done funkier work in other settings, but here he mixes up soul and strings in a nice balance of modes for Mathis – blending ballads with a few gentle groovers, the latter of which really have Johnny taking off in great new directions – and finding a way to hold onto the spotlight as the 70s move on! Titles include "Do Me Wrong But Do Me", "The Hungry Years", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Do You Know Where You're Going To", "Ooh What We Do", "When A Child Is Born", and "Every Time You Touch Me I Get High". Mathis Is has Johnny working with lots of strong Philly soul currents – thanks to arrangements and production from Thom Bell – which makes for a much more soul-based record than usual! Titles include "Hung Up In The Middle Of Love", "I Don't Want To Say No", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "I'll Make You Happy", and "As Long As We're Together". 2CD set features bonus tracks "Fifty Fifty" and "Nothing In This Whole World". CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird On 52nd Street ... CD
Jazz Workshop/OJC, 1948. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure Charlie Parker sessions of the 40s – at least in the original release! The material was recorded in 1948, on a home tape recorder, but not issued until after his death – part of a huge wave of Charlie Parker material that hit the market at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s! The sound here is quite raw – made even more so by the recording quality – but it also offers up a good illustration of the sheer power of Bird back in the day, the kind of bold, bracing energy that made even more than the regular jazz world sit up and take notice. The group's a quintet – with Miles Davis on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and there's been a few tape tricks in the mastering, in order to come up with a better version of some of the recordings. Tracks are short – in true bebop format – and titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Out Of Nowhere", "My Old Flame", "How High The Moon", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "Hot House", and "Chasin The Bird". CD

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieComplete Live At Birdland ... CD
Rare Live Recordings, 1945/1946/1951/1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Blue 'N' Boogie", "Anthropology", "'Round Midnight", "A Night In Tunisia", "Hot House", "Embraceable You", "Ornithology / How High The Moon", "The Bluest Blues", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Groovin' High", "Shaw 'Nuff", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Salt Peanuts", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "I Waited For You (Theme)", "How High The Moon", "52nd Street Theme", and "Blue 'N' Boogie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungJazz Immortal Series Vol 2 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice small combo work from Lester Young – recorded with the obscure Jessie Drakes on trumpet! Titles include "Lester Warms Up", "Body & Soul", "Up & Atom", "Lester's Blues No 2", and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing – nice and clean! Cover has some light wear, and a bit of seam splitting – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Gloria GaynorExperience Gloria Gaynor ... LP
MGM, 1975. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Warmly gliding soul from Gloria Gaynor – a great little set that has none of the cliches that sometimes mar our memory of Gloria's work, awash in tight arrangements that mix equal part disco and mainstream soul! Much of the record is upbeat, but never over the top – and even the longer tracks have a hook-heavy simplicity that's really great – a bit like the move into club that some of the Motown artists were also making at the time. Meco handled some of the production and arrangements, and titles include Casanova Brown", "(If You Want It) Do It Yourself", "How High The Moon", "The Prettiest Face I've Ever Seen", "What'll I Do", "Tell Me How", "I'm Still Yours", and "Walk On By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Jazz At The PhilharmonicIn Tokyo – Live At The Nichigenki Theatre 1953 (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Pablo/Jazz Heritage, 1953. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A Pablo Records release – but featuring material that was originally destined for Verve Records in the 50s – a rare performance in Japan by the Jazz At The Philharmonic! The double-length set is overflowing with goodness, all recorded in the open-ended, warm-hearted style that Norman Granz brought to these classic performances! The album starts with an extended set by the JATP All-Stars – a group that features Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers on trumpets, Willie Smith and Benny Carter on alto, Bill Harris on trombone, and Ben Webster and Flip Philips on tenors – with rhythm from the combo of Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums. JATP titles include a "Ballad Medley", "Tokyo Blues", and "Cotton Tail". The set then features six more tracks by the Oscar Peterson Trio – including "Sushi Blues" and "Up" – and another four by the Gene Krupa Trio – including "Don't Be That Way", and "Cocktails For Two". The set then ends with a long set by Ella Fitzgerald with a quartet – on titles that include "Smooth Sailin", "How High The Moon", "Body & Soul", "Lady Be Good", and "My Funny Valentine" – plus a reading of "Perdido" with the whole JATP group. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker (Bird On 52nd Street/Bird At St Nicks) ... LP
Jazz Workshop/Prestige, 1948. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two rare Charlie Parker albums in a single set! First up is Bird On 52nd Street – one of the more obscure Charlie Parker sessions of the 40s – at least in the original release! The material was recorded in 1948, on a home tape recorder, but not issued until after his death – part of a huge wave of Charlie Parker material that hit the market at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s! The sound here is quite raw – made even more so by the recording quality – but it also offers up a good illustration of the sheer power of Bird back in the day, the kind of bold, bracing energy that made even more than the regular jazz world sit up and take notice. The group's a quintet – with Miles Davis on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and there's been a few tape tricks in the mastering, in order to come up with a better version of some of the recordings. Tracks are short – in true bebop format – and titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Out Of Nowhere", "My Old Flame", "How High The Moon", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "Hot House", and "Chasin The Bird". Next is Bird At St Nicks – a posthumous issue of an early 50s live set by Charlier Parker – one of the many that were rushed to the public in the years after his early death. The set, like many of the other live ones from the time, isn't recorded that well – but the music is still pretty wonderful. There's a real focus on Bird in the way the microphone was set up – so although you hear the rest of the band comping in the background, the album almost works like a session of solo sax work by Parker – as his alto is right out front in the mix, playing with a faltering style at times – but in a way that only seems to deepen our vision of his genius. Players include Red Rodney on trumpet and Al Haig on piano – and titles include "Ornithology", "Star Eyes", "Visa", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(In fantastic shape!)

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✨✧ VariousSuperrappin – 74 Minutes Of Brand New Underground Hip-Hop From Rap's New Generation ... CD
Groove Attack (Germany), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
The classic and amazing late 90s import compilation Supperrappin – featuring a number of MCs who have gone on to become underground legends – with some of their best tracks ever collected here! This doesn't get the props – but it's at least as strong as the early Lyricist Lounge comps. Almost all of the tracks are unique to this compilation and not available on any other LP or single! Tracks include "How Many X's" by Rasco feat Planet Asia, "Frontline" by El Da Sensei feat Organized Konfusion & others, "Sun, Moon & Stars" by High & Mighty, "New Years Resolution" by Lootpack, "If It's Alright Y'All" by Brixx feat Mos Def, "Nobody" by Consequence, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Mike Zoot & FT of Street Smartz, "Let's Be Realistic" by Edo G, "Threat" by Jigmastas, "Following Goals" by Mathematik feat Bahamadia and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clara MondshineMemorymetropolis ... CD
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally fantastic 80s album from electronic wizard Clara Mondshine – one that's a fair bit different than her earlier material, and also shows maybe a bit of influence from the post-punk world of the time! The instruments are often stark, sharp, and rhythmic – but with lots of darkness in the corners, at a level that really reminds us of the best Chris & Cosey material from the period – equally stripped-down, with a key focus on certain elements on each track, and moments of surprising beauty that flower amidst the shadows. Better even than most dark wave classics – and titles include "Chipmania", "Metasamba", "O Queen Of Saba", "Caesar In Camerun", and "High Moon Enters Heaven". CD

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✨✧ June ChristyJune Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A later Capitol gem by June – where she reprisies a number of classics from her early years with Stan Kenton – new versions of late 40s tunes, done here with Pete Rugolo arrangements that go a good way towards showing how both he and June had grown during the 50s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Easy Street", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "She's Funny That Way", and "A Hundred Years From Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineNow Singing In 12 Great Movies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 12 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "The High & The Mighty", "Moon River", "Never On A Sunday", "The Good Life", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove.)
 
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Don Byas with The Jacobs BrothersGroovin High – Live In Haarlem 1964 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
An unusual later performance from tenor giant Don Byas – one that has him working with a very cool Dutch group, and hitting some modes that are quite different than some of Don's earlier work! Byas was right at home in the overseas scene at the time – a fact that you'll notice on his surprisingly strong Dutch language introductions to one of the tracks, and which you'll hear superbly in his work with Pim Jacobs on piano, Ruud Jacobs on bass, and John Engels on drums – all top players on the scene in The Netherlands, with a bold rhythmic approach that often pushes Byas more strongly into 60s grooves than anyone might expect. The album begins with a great modal version of "On Green Dolphin Street", and includes takes on "I Remember Clifford", "Lady Bird", "Groovin High", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Billie's Bounce". CD

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Jimmy SmithDate With Jimmy Smith Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note/LMLR, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... About November 1, 2021
Smashing early work from Jimmy Smith – a killer set from 1957 that has him going head to head with some of Blue Note's finest players! The album marks one of the first time Jimmy played with such greats – and one of the first time they played with an organist – and the lineup includes work by Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, and Art Blakey. Tracks are long, with plenty of room for solos – and titles on this first volume include "Funk's Oats", "How Hight The Moon", and "Falling In Love With Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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MoondogMoondog – The Viking Of Sixth Avenue ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual instruments of his own invention, and in a minimal, rhythmic style that linked together primitivism with higher musical ideals. Moondog's often been called "the father of minimalism" – and while his experiments of the 50s prefaced the work of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and others, his work was also much more personal, and had an earthy intensity that's still tremendously powerful even decades later! This collection is one of the first to dip into the earliest of Moondog's recordings – his recordings for the Mars, SRC, Brunswick, and Moondog labels – which are presented here alongside selected tracks from his albums for Epic and Prestige, also of similar vintage. Nearly all the tracks here offer a very primitive blend of percussion that's sometimes mixed with unusual woodwind or stringed instruments – nearly all of Moondog's own invention – and the package also features some great notes on his long career, plus some photos that are as gripping as the music itself! Titles include "Down Is Up", "Big Cat", "Bumbo", "Rimshot", "Rabbit Hop", "Instrumental Round", "Be A Hobo", "Dog Trot", "Oasis", "2 W 46th Street", and "Why Spend The Dark Night With You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony BennettCloud 7 ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $13.99
One of Tony Bennett's greatest jazz sessions – a sublime mid 50s outing that features small combo backing from guitarist Chuck Wayne! The setting is extremely spare for the time – a real contrast from the higher drama of some of Tony's 50s chart hits, and the kind of a record that really lets him open up with the warmer vocal tones that could sometimes be lost on the pop numbers. Wayne's guitar is great too, really chromatic and moody, bringing out the darker colors in the tunes nicely. Other players include Dave Schildkraut on alto and Al Cohn on tenor – and titles include "Darn That Dream", "My Reverie", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "My Heart Tells Me", "Old Devil Moon", and "Love Letters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing. Cover has heavy aging and staining, some wear and split top and bottom seams.)

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Paquito D'RiveraHabanera ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $16.99
A really evocative record from reedman Paquito D'Rivera – a session that sets up his work on alto and clarinet with some very powerful backings from the Absolute Ensemble – a group who adds in plenty of woodwind and string elements of their own, which makes for a very explosive sense of color throughout! There's still plenty of jazz elements at the core of the performance – piano from Kenny Drew Jr, bass from Michael Formanek, and drums from Clarence Penn – plus some especially nice percussion from Mino Cinelu, which keeps this earthy quality next to the higher moments of flight, making for a really great balance. Titles include "Habanera", "Afro", "Variations On I Got Rhythm & Cuban Overture", "Moon Dance 1", "Vals Venezolano", "Wapongo", "Caravan", and "Lecuonerias". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIntimate Ellington ... LP
Pablo, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really well-titled set – as it offers up some more intimate takes on the Duke Ellington sound of the cusp of the 70s – with some especially nice trio and solo numbers that are well worth the price of the whole collection! The album starts with the amazing "Moon Maiden" – a track that has Ellington playing celeste, and reciting this weird little cosmic poem – almost in a Sun Ra-type aesthetic, and key proof that Duke was still stretching out a lot in his later years! There's also some excellent trio tracks that really get at that highly modern mode that Ellington hit at his Live At The Whitney session – mixed with a few more larger group numbers that, while not exactly intimate, still have a nicely laid back feel. In addition to "Moon Maiden", other tracks include "Tenz", "Eulb", "Layin On Mellow", "Edward The First", "Symphonette", and "Some Summer Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Benny GoodmanOn The Air – 1937 to 1938 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938/1939. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Includes "Ridin' High", "Vibraphone Blues", "Nagasaki", "Skeik Of Araby", "Moonglow", "Laughing At Life", "Bugle Call Rag", and "Stardust" – 49 tracks, including a number of previously unissued cuts. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sadik HakimSadik Hakim (London Suite) ... LP
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
One of the greatest moments ever from pianist Sadik Hakim – a player most people know for his contribution to the American bop scene of the late 40s – but an artist who grew even more strongly during his later years in Montreal! This album's a real highlight from that overlooked time in Hakim's career – a set that not only has the musician playing both Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano, but which also highlights his tremendous skill as a writer, too – with a richness that easily rivals the best on the European scene of the time – such as some of our favorite London jazz musicians, or the great work on MPS. Side one features the extended "London Suite" – a work that's poetic, but also pretty darn groovy too – and side two features on shorter compositions that include "Liliane", "Grey Cup Caper", and "Moon In Aquarius" – all carried off beautifully by a group that includes Al Khabyyr Sayyd Abdul on alto and flute, Billy Robinson on tenor, and Peter Leitch on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 19.99
Jazz funk genius from Freddie Hubbard in the mid 70s! Gleam was a Japanese-only double album from the jazz giant in its original release – mighty funky at times, too – right up there with some of the best Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock Japanese sets from the 70s! It's a live set captured in March of '75 at Tokyo's Yubin Chokin Hall – long numbers played by a group that includes Freddie on trumpet, Carl Randall on tenor and flute, George Cables on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Carl Burnett on drums, and Buck Clark on percussion! Each player has plenty of space to groove, and it's very well captured – you can hear the most expressive solos and the most subtle nuances. Some great solos by Freddie and the rest of the players – breathless tenor & flute by Randall, keys by Cables that are jazz funk perfection and interplay between Burnett's drums and Clark's congas & percussion that's somehow tense and comfortable at the same time. The shortest number in the set runs more than the 7 minutes and the longest is more than 20 minutes – and none is one second shorter than necessary, actually leaving us pining for more – making it all the more vital in the double album format. Released on 2CDs here! How this great album has been so hard to find over the years is a mystery. Titles include "Kuntu", "Spirits Of Trane", an amazing cover of Stevie Wonder's "Too High", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Ebony Moonbeams", and "Put It In The Pocket". CD

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Milt JacksonSunflower/Goodbye ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Two CTI label gems from vibist Milt Jackson – back to back on a single CD! Sunflower is proof that Milt Jackson was easily the hippest member of the Modern Jazz Quartet – and one of the few who could really open up into different sounds away from that combo! This sweet 70s set for CTI is totally great – a whole new chapter for Jackson's vibes, and a real re-setting of the soulful modes he'd explored as a leader in the 60s. There's a wonderfully warm and chromatic feel to the set from the start – as Milt's vibes are set in fuller arrangements from Don Sebesky – with added instrumentation from Herbie Hancock on electric piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Phil Bodner on reeds. The highlight of the album is a nice long take on "People Make The World Go Round", but it's all pretty sweet, and other titles include nice versions of "Sunflower" and "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" – and Jackson's own "SKJ" and "For Someone I Love". Goodbye is classic work from vibist Milt Jackson – opening up his bag a lot for the 70s, in a way that makes for some wonderfully casual grooves! The album's not as moodily funky as some of Jackson's other CTI records, but it is a nice batch of laidback tunes played with a distinctly soulful edge – handled by a group that features Cedar Walton on piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Ron Carter bass, Steve Gadd drums – and some guest trumpet from Freddie Hubbard on the track "SKJ". Other titles include "Opus De Funk", "Detour Ahead","Goodbye", and "Old Devil Moon". CD

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Chris MontezMore I See You – Call Me ... LP
A&M, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Fantastically sweet pop from Chris Montez! Chris had a light little voice that was perfect for the A&M Records approach of the 60s – a style that has him singing gently over arrangements that glide and bounce around with ease, sometimes handled by Herb Alpert, in a breezy sunny LA mode that makes us want to be driving down Highway 101 with the top down, AM radio blasting out all of Chris' early singles at once! Chris' real genius here is the way that he takes standards and pop tunes – and, working with Herb, crafts them into a whole new sound – stripped down, streamlined, and perfect for the 60s! Titles include "One Note Samba", "The More I See You", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Call Me", "Hey Baby", and "Little White Lies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Harry NilssonNilsson Schmilsson (gold CD) ... CD
RCA/Mobile Fidelity, 1971. Used ... $39.99
One of Nilsson's best ever albums – with a more streamlined overall sound than some of his wildly eclectic earlier LPs – really putting a tight focus on both his vocal and songwriting genius! There's an easygoing charm to the album that's pretty much unrivaled in his catalog (and highlighted by the early morning cover photo) – backed by guitars, keys, and in some spots horns – with loads delicate moments and oddball humor. Pure greatness! Titles include "Gotta Get Up", "Driving Along", "Early In The Morning", "The Moonbeam Song", "Down", "Without You", "Coconut", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Jump Into The Fire" and "I'll Never Leave You". CD
(Out of print Gold CD pressing – on Mobile Fidelity!)

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraIntergalactic Thing (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra – pulled from four different sessions recorded at the group's Philadelphia home in 1969 – and every bit as impressive as the Saturn Records material from the time! The recording quality is great – these aren't random snippets of sounds caught on a cassette – and Ra's really trying out some new ideas with the Arkestra – sometimes working in highly percussive modes that feel like a late 60s update of the exoticism of the group in their final Chicago years – sometimes bringing in more electric elements, as Ra himself plays both Farfisa and a Hohner clavinet – no piano at all! Other players include the mighty John Gilmore on tenor, Doug Williams on trumpet and "space dimension mellophone", Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on altos and flutes, Danny Ray Thompson on alto, James Jacson on percussion – and all other members of the group play percussion too – which makes for plenty of percussive moments! Notes are by Robert Campbell – the Sun Ra expert – and titles include "The Others From Another World", "Discipline Of The Pharoahs", "Latent Friends", "Moon Over Saturn", "Principles Of The Pharoahs", "Calling Out To Saturn", "Exotic Forest", "Do The Intergalactic Thing", and "Saturn Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousLamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
An overdue look at the lost Lamp Records – a crucially important indie soul label on the Indy scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a company that was never as big as Chess or Motown, but did a similar job of documenting its city's musical scene! Indianapolis was always a very diverse city – and gave the world bigger funk and jazz luminaries like Wes Montgomery or Funk Inc – but like most cities of its size, Indy also sported a rich underground of great singers and bands who were really trying to make it big – all really great artists who were captured in deep detail by the Lamp Records label! Now Again/Stones Throw have given us a slight look at this scene in the past – most notably with their reissues of work by Ebony Rhythm Band – but this is the first really detailed dig into the label, with a huge amount of material that's only ever circulated on very rare original pressings. The work is a great mix of group soul, funky cuts, sweet harmony, and even a bit of gospel – and titles on this 2LP set include "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "You Made My Everything" by Words Of Wisdom Truth Revue, "Hum Bug" by Diplomatics, "I Didn't Know" by Funder Cooper, "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What, "Everybody Who Wants To Be Free" by Amnesty, "Can I Call You Baby" by The Pearls, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "High On The Hill" by Squidd, "Soul Heart Transplant" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "See The Lord" by Mighty Indiana Travelers, "Huh" by Tony Black & Revolution Compared To What, "I'm Only Human" by Embers, "It Swells My Desire" by The PHDs, and "More Than I Can Stand" by Moonlighters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 – includes download with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersOh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work by Pharoah Sanders – and an overlooked set that's filled with some pretty nice material! The group features electric piano by Donald Smith and acoustic piano by William Henderson – and the groove is a mixture of spiritual soul jazz with a few more standard numbers that differ from Pharoah's albums on Impulse. At the best moments, Pharoah is blowing with all his classic magic – crafting the sort of long and raspy lines that always grab us immediately, as the rhythm section comps out modally behind him, setting up a soulfully swinging groove. Highlights include a version of Coltrane's "Equinox", done in a building modal way that stays very faithful to the original, and a long version of "Out Of This World", one that runs for 14 minutes, building into a straight jazz groove that layers sound upon sound upon sound. Leon Thomas sings a bit on the record – and titles include "Next Time You See Me", "If It Wasn't For A Woman", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan TraceyLater Works – Hong Kong Suite/Amandla Suite ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 2009. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousDance For Your Life – Rare Finnish Funk & Disco 1976 to 1986 ... CD
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool collection of clubby cuts from the Finnish scene – maybe not the biggest hotbed of disco sounds at the end of the 70s, but a nation that's certainly given us some great funk in recent years! Turns out, the funky Finnish legacy goes way back to the 70s – where some of the groups on this collection were tuning out well-crafted cuts that are often arguably a lot warmer than most Euro disco – maybe inspired in part by the strong Finnish fusion scene of a few years before, and turned out here with lots of jazzy elements next to the vocals and familiar grooves. If you dig underground club and rare disco, you'll find plenty to love here – even if some of the cuts are a bit offbeat – and titles include "Discofiilis" by Ernos, "Flying High" by Dance, "Ota" by Pirtta, "Raju Yo Stomp" by Karma, "Queen Of The Night" by Nisa Soraya, "Dancing In The Night" by Caron, "Dance For Your Life" by Bjorninen Band, and "Walking Under Moonlight" by Solar. CD

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✨✧ George BensonWhile The City Sleeps ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
This one's far more of a straight soul album than most of George Benson's earlier vocal sets – but as usual, the work is pretty high caliber throughout – and George is definitely on top of his game here, effortlessly beating others at the style they'd all started to cop from Benson by the time! Production is mostly by Narada Michael Walden, with that mix of warmth and depth that graced most of his soul sides from the time – but other tracks also get production from Kashif and Tommy LiPuma, who definitely up the pop quotient on the set. Titles include "Teaser", "Shiver", "While The City Sleeps", "Kisses In The Moonlight", "Too Many Times", and "Did You Hear Thunder". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Raymond ScottAmor ... LP
Everest, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The softer sound of Raymond Scott – not as way-out and wild as you'd know from his better-publicized work on classic cartoons – but still plenty darn great overall! The album's heavy with strings – billed as "swinging" on the cover, but a bit more "swaying" overall – orchestrated by Scott with some lush elements, but also a sense of dynamic energy that keeps things moving with a high sense of drama! Titles include "Amor", "Orchids In The Moonlight", "True Love", "La Cumparsita", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. Cover has light wear.)

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MoonglowsReturn Of The Moonglows ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
Excellent album that Harvey Fuqua put together with his old band during the time that he had emerged as a successful soul producer at RCA working with bands like The Nite Liters and The New Birth. The album features the group reprising some of their classic doo wop tracks, and giving them a 70's edge with the help of a small combo that includes Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vernon Bullock. One highlight includes a great remake of "Sincerely" that has a nice break and a good groove to it. Other goodies are "The Ten Commandments", and "Most Of All". Better than you'd think! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and a small split on the top left corner.)

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✨✧ EmmavieHoneymoon ... LP
Fresh Selects, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great set from Emmavie – one of the freshest soul singers we've heard in awhile, and a talent from the London scene we expect to be hearing a lot more from in years to come! Emmavie's got an ear for sound that often has her vocals folded right down into the music – clearly loving digital expression as much as her own organic style of singing – served up here with an approach that's crackling and bristling with energy throughout – enough depth to have ties to the old school, but a beautiful quality that definitely makes you feel that you're getting into something new. Titles include "Stop The Tape", "Distraction", "Let You Down", "High Off This", "I Hope We Never Break Up", and "Burn This House". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OrgoneMoonshadows (opaque natural vinyl pressing) ... LP
3 Palm, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the most fully-formed album we've ever heard from Orgone – a set that has the group emerging as a larger funk ensemble, and opening the door to a host of guest singers as well! There's a quality here that's more strongly soul-based than we'd have guessed from the group at their start – thoughtful tunes that flow with lyrical contributions that make them sparkle even more than they might with just the group's excellent funky instrumentation. Features work from Woolfy, Jamie Allensworth, Adryon De Leon, Eric Kufs, and others – on titles that include "Loveback", "Concentration", "Calling On You", "Lost U", "High & Low", and "Show Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quantities limited – download included!)

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WhoI'm A Boy (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99 About October 20, 2021
The Who at their early best – tight, right, and very much on the money – serving up the kinds of tunes that nobody else could touch at the time, most of which are still some of the best the group ever recorded! There's a definite mod soul influence running through many of the numbers here – and the group at this point also has a more open-ended approach to the different roles of the members – shown in the equal songwriting contributions by Moon, Entwhistle, Daltrey, and Townsend – as well as the less iconic vocal approach on some tracks. Highlights include the classics "Run Run Run", "I'm A Boy", "Boris The Spider", "I Need You", "Whisky Man", "In The City", and "Don't Look Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDestination Forbidden Planet ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Cool space songs in all sorts of styles – raw rockers, swinging vocal numbers, and even some cool instrumentals that have all sorts of weird sound effects and spacey modes – brought together here in a wonderfully overstuffed package! We've loved the other releases in the Destination series from Bear Family – but somehow the addition of postwar space age modes really sends things over the top here – as the tunes explode with all sorts of weird instrumental, lyrical, and production touches – even when the music comes from bigger-name artists! There's a few movie trailers thrown in the mix, but most of the set is from rare singles – and includes 37 tracks in all – including "The Screamin Meemies From Planet X" by Merv Griffin, "Destination Twenty One Hundred & Sixty Five" by The Cues, "Spaceship Boogie" by Winifred Atwell, "Planet Named Desire" by Billy Mize, "Rock-et" by Teacho & His Students, "Detomic Orbit" by Dave & The Detomics, "Red Planet Rock" by Don Lang & His Frantic Five, "Moon Rocket" by Dean Hightower, "Guitars In Space" by Billy Mure, "Visitor From Space" by Dick Jacobs, "Flying Saucer" by Freddy Sunder, "The Thing" by Bill Buchanan, and "Jupiter C" by Pat & The Satellites. CD

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VariousDestination Lonely Street – 32 Tearjerkers For My Shadow, My Echo, & Me ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Sad-tinged tunes to take you late into the night – especially if the night is one you're spending all by yourself! All the music here lives up to the spirit of the title – half the cuts or more have some variation of "lonely" in the title – but the spread of styles is nice and wide, in the usual Bear Family way – so that the music comes from a really nice range that includes postwar country, early rock and roll, R&B, and even a bit of pop – mostly from the late 50s/early 60s period in which it seemed like great little nuggets were coming out just about every day on 45! There's a whopping 32 tracks in all – and titles include "Lost Love" by HB Barnum, "Lonesome" by The Four Tunes, "Lonely Saturday Night" by Don French, "Loneliness" by Johnny Seay, "I'm So Lonesome" by Benny Banta, "Lonesome For My Baby" by Ernie Chaffin, "Lost In A Dream" by Buster Brown, "Lonely Life" by Jackie Wilson, "Lonesome Road" by Ronnie Summers, "Lonely Wolf" by Ray Harris, "Lonely Moon" by Johnny Wells, "Lost Highway" by Skeets McDonald, "Lonely Street" by Carl Belew, and just plain "Lonely" by Bobby McDowell. CD

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VariousEthereal Magic Vol 3 – Deep Laid Back Soulful Groove – Compiled By DJ Tony Monson ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A great volume in this really unique series – a set that delivers the laidback grooves promised in the title, but often from sources that are quite unusual too! Most of the cuts are soul numbers – including a few underground gems that you'll recognize – but there's also work from other areas too, including a few contemporary numbers mixed in with 70s tracks – which creates this wonderful criss-crossing of modes and spirits, and really extends the collection out past previous volumes! As before, there's a very positive vibe throughout – and titles include "Children Of The Night" by Jones Girls, "You Will Rise" by Sweetback, "Moondance" by Bobby McFerrin, "One" by Lesette Wilson, "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" by Judy Collins, "The Picutre" by Ola Onabule, "Let The Music Play" by Collective Peace, "Stay With Me Til Dawn" by Judy Tzuke, "Love Is The Answer" by Englad Dan & John Ford Coley, "Programmed For Love" by Dunn Pearson, "Time Flies" by Kazu Matsui Project with Robben Ford, "Bluz 4 Eyes" by Buford Powers, "Riding High" by Faze-O, "Groove With You" by Isley Brothers, and "Flight Of The Blackbyrd" by Zo with Phonte. CD

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VariousLagos All Routes ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A stellar batch of Afro funk and native groove from Lagos! Strains of western funk and soulful sounds work their way into the material – thanks again to Fela's mighty influence – but there's a lot more to it! Simmering along with the Afro funk and soul are some truly riveting native folk sounds – filtered through many of the modern influence that make the funk stuff so compelling – but providing a much more natively learned groove. It's a totally fresh perspectived – focused on the Lagos territory – but an incredible listen to anyone, anywhere, with a pair of ears! 15 tracks in all: "Eyi Yato/Elere Ni Wa" by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey And His Inter-Reformers Band, "Joromi" by Sir Victor Uwaifo, "Sowambe" by Sagbeni Aragbada, "Professional Super Bantous" by Super Negro Bantopus, "Ole Obinrin" by Ambali Adedeji, "Da Wa Lohun" by Harbors Band, "Moonlight Highlife" by Dr Victor Olaiya and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody ShawLast Of The Line (Cassandranite/Love Dance) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1965/1975. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of Woody Shaw's greatest albums – recorded 10 years apart, and forming a fantastic CD collection! Cassandranite features fantastic early work by Woody Shaw – an album originally recorded in 1965, when Shaw was part of a core soul jazz underground that was slowly forming an answer to the "new thing" movement of the mid 60s. The session was self-produced – and not only features some killer playing by Shaw, but contains a number of other wonderful touches. Larry Young plays piano (not organ) on two tracks; Herbie Hancock is on another 3; George Cables plays electric on the last track, which also includes Harold Vick; Joe Henderson plays tenor throughout; and the great Joe Chambers is on drums. The set is filled with fantastic modal originals, all along the lines of Shaw's "Moontrane" composition – and titles include "Baloo Baloo", "Three Muses", "Tetragon", and "Cassandranite". Love Dance is equally great – spiritual, soulful, and filled with some nice modal grooving! The group's one of the best he ever worked with on Muse – with Billy Harper on tenor, plus Rene McLean, Steve Turre, Joe Bonner, and Cecil McBee – and the approach reminds us of some of the work on Strata East from the same time. The highlight of the record is the cut "Sunbath", which was done in a more famous jazz dance version by singer Joyce Hurley – but Shaw's version has a very similar groove. Harper makes many of the other tracks shine brilliantly, and titles include "Love Dance", "Obsequious", and Harper's own beautiful composition "Soulfully I Love You". CD
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✨✧ VariousRural String Bands Of Virginia ... CD
Country, Late 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from JP Nestor, the Bull Mountain Moonshiners, Crockett Ward & His Boys, Doctor Lloyd & Howard Maxey, Red Patterson's Piedmont Log Rollers, Salem Highballers, Grant Brothers, Blue Ridge Highballers, Kelly Harrell & the Virginia String Band, Roanoke Jug Band, Uncle Eck Dunford & Hattie Stoneman, Spangler & Pearson, Floyd County Ramblers, and more. CD
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