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✨✧ David Houston & Tammy WynetteMy Elusive Dreams ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a staple hole in the top left.)

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HoustonI Like That (radio edit, radio squeaky clean, extended, inst) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 2004. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Joe HoustonLimbo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Way more than the cheapo fad record you might guess from the title – thanks to some wonderfully soulful tenor from Joe Houston! The setting's almost more Latin than limbo – a mode that really works perfectly with Houston's horn – driving the big-toned sound strongly right up from the bottom – and letting Joe have some nice freedom to stretch out with solos over the top! Given that Houston was already mixing Chicano elements with his R&B groove in the 50s, the approach is a natural – as you'll hear on "Limbo Organ", "Limbo Lou", "Out On A Limbo", "La La Limbo", "Limbo Stick", and "Rockin The Limbo". CD

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Marques HoustonVeteran (CD & DVD) ... CD
Tug/Universal (Japan), 2006. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Whitney HoustonIt's Not Right But It's Okay (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1999. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Whitney HoustonWhatchulookingat (Thunderpuss Remixes) (anthem, club mix, dub, tribe-a-pella, drums of thunderpuss) ... 12-inch
Arista, 2002. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Don Patterson, Booker Ervin & Houston PersonLegends Of Acid Jazz – Just Friends (Four Dimensions/Hip Cake Walk/bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1964/1967. Used ... $9.99
Two organ and tenor classics – back to back on a single CD – with some bonus cuts too! Four Dimensions is sweet soulful work from the legendary Don Patterson – a great Prestige set that has tenorist Houston Person joining the organist's hip trio with Pat Martino on guitar and Billy James on drums! The tunes have that loping soul jazz sound you'd find in Person's best early work at the time – a groove that's got plenty of bottom, but also a nice dose of lyricism as well – and the use of Houston's horn here seems to bring out a different approach from Patterson than you'll hear on his sessions with Booker Ervin. There's a very slight hardbop element at times – and titles include "Sandu", "Freddie Tooks Jr", "Red Top", and "Last Train From Overbrook". Next up are most of the tracks from the album Hip Cake Walk – a massive pairing of the tenor of Booker Ervin and Hammond of Don Patterson – a record that's got a very famous cover image, and which marks for one of the greatest meetings of soul and modernism at mid-60s Prestige Records! There's no bass at all on the set – just lots of quick, tight rhythm lines from Patterson on the pedals of the Hammond – mixed with drums from Billy James, and served up with plenty of space for Ervin to open up on tenor – blowing with more soul than on some of his modernist sides of the time! Oddly, the CD does not include the title cut – "Hip Cake Walk" – but does include the other 4 tracks from the album, "Rosetta", "Sister Ruth", "Under The Boardwalk", and "Donald Duck". CD also features more Ervin/Patterson material from the same session – the tracks "Sentimental Journey", "Theme For Dee", and "Just Friends". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promotional stamp.)

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Houston PersonDisco Sax/For The Love Of You ... 7-inch
Westbound, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a 20th Century sleeve.)

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Houston PersonHouston 75/Get Outa My Way ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of overlooked albums from saxophonist Houston Person – both recorded for Detroit's Westbound label, and presented back to back on a single CD! First up is Houston Person 75 – sweet sweet grooves from the legendary Houston Person – a set that blends his soulful tenor with some fuller backdrops than Houston used at Prestige Records – in a vibe that's somewhere between that earlier work and the style of CTI/Kudu Records! The best cuts almost have a funky soundtrack vibe – with arrangements by Ed Nuccilli and Jimmy Roach that spin out with full, rich charts – as Person's tenor carves out some meaningful solos – a bit like some of the Stanley Turrentine work of the period. The album features a number of original tunes, and sports a strongly soulful vibe throughout – on titles that include "What It Is", "Shotgun", "500 Gin Rummy", "All In Love Is Fair", "Funky Sunday Afternoon", and "A Touch Of Bad Stuff". Get Outa My Way is filled with very groovy grooves from tenorist Houston Person – a set that has him picking up a bit of a dancefloor vibe at times, as chorus vocals are mixed in to support his own strong solos in the lead! The set's got a nice warm glow overall – arrangements from Jimmy Roach that are clubby at times, but never in a too-disco style – and maybe more in the mode of some of the Kudu Records material from the period. Houston's horn is great, as always – and hits some nice moments on tracks that include "Disco Sax", "Spread It", "Forever In Love", "For The Love Of You", "Ain't Nothin But A Funky Song", and "Soul Samba". CD

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Houston PersonTalk Of The Town (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
32 Jazz, 1987. Used ... $5.99
With Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Stan Hope on piano – on titles that include "Only Trust Your Heart", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Just For You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Houston Person & Etta JonesChristmas With Houston Person & Etta Jones ... CD
32 Jazz, 1990/1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Houston PersonLion & His Pride ... CD
Muse, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Houston Person really sounds great in this later date for Muse Records – definitely the older lion in the title, surrounded by a younger pride of players who really make the record swing! The set's got a rock-solid rhythm section with Benny Green on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – that kind of in the pocket combo that was often the driving force of a Person-produced Muse Records session like this. Philip Harper's also in the frontline on trumpet, sparkling nicely next to the tenor – and the tunes have a relatively laidback feel, and a rich sound that hardly shows the date of the record at all. Titles include "Dig", "Dear Heart", "Sweet Love", "Like Someone In Love", and "Captain Hook". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Houston PersonWhy Not ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Person on tenor, Joey DeFranceso on Hammond, and Philip Harper on trumpet! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe HoustonRockin & Boppin ... LP
Crown, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Features the tracks "Flying Home", "Walking Home", Earthquake", "Hurricane", "Go Jo Go" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelma HoustonRide To The Rainbow ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – and the production by Hal Davis and arrangements by Arthur G Wright all have a strongly soulful quality that never steps too far out of line. Titles include a cover of "Love Machine", plus "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Ride To The Rainbow", "Paying For It With My Heart", "I Wanna Be Back In Love Again", and the excellent modern groover "Give It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner, light wear, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ HoustonIt's Already Written ... LP
Capitol, 2004. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)


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Floyd DixonHouston Jump ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Late 40s/1950s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Vintage small combo work with Floyd Dixon on piano and vocals! LP, Vinyl record album

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GliereIllya Mourometz – Stokowski/Houston Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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JourneyLive In Houston 1981 – Escape Tour ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1981. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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People's WorkshopHouston Talent Expo 1982 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
The cover might look a bit understated, but the album's got plenty of depth and power – a rare set from the Texas underground of the early 80s – cut by a group who've clearly drunk deep from the same musical well that inspired Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, and other cosmic soul talents of the 70s! As with Stevie and Roy, there's plenty of jazzy currents in the music of The People's Workshop – warm keyboards, sweet sax and flute, and waves of color that really come through the grooves and illuminate the deeper spirit of the vocals. There's a sense of collaboration here that's really special – almost a James Mason vibe at times – all with a sense of sophistication that's quite different than the rootsier sounds you might normally expect from Texas soul groups. Titles include "Save Your Money", "A Song For The Children", "Love Love", "Let's Get High", "Chocolate Coated People Song", and "This Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Scriabin/AmirovPoem Of Ecstasy/Azerbaijan Mugam – Stokowski/Houston Symphony ... LP
Everest, 1959. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing.)

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Smith/Grantham/WIlkins/Vaughan Williams/Hamilton/EricksonSurge/Houston Strokes/Melos/Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis/Raptures Of Undream/At The Dawn Of War – Blake Wilkins/University Of Houston Percussion Ensemble ... CD
Albany, 2005. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Tchaikovsky/Mussorgsky/Shostakovich/Debussy/Holst/StravinskyStokowski – The Maverick Conductor – Stokowski/Berlin Philharmonic/Houston Symphony/London Symphony (10 CD set) ... CD
EMI, Late 50s. Used 10CDs ... $24.99
Vintage EMI recordings, done with a variety of different orchestras! CD
(Out of print.)

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Townes Van ZandtLive At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas ... CD
Charly (UK), 1973. Used 2CD ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Patty WatersEvening In Houston ... CD
Clean Feed, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
A recent evening in Houston from one of the most revolutionary voices in jazz – the legendary Patty Waters, best known for her ESP recordings in the 60s – making a great return to form in more recent years! Waters works here with a group that's maybe as equally legendary as she is – Burton Greene on piano, Barry Altschul on drums, and Mario Pavone on bass – kind of an inversion of the usual energy of a jazz trio accompanying a singer, which is perfect for the way that Waters completely breaks open the form of vocal jazz! Most titles here are familiar, but done in really unique, mindblowingly personal versions – in a lineup that includes "Loverman", "Moon Don't Come Up Tonight", "You're My Thrill", "Lonely Woman", "Strange Fruit", "I Loves You Porgy", and "Off Minor". CD

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✨✧ ShostakovichSymphony No 11 In G Minor (The Year 1905) – Leopold Stokowski/Houston Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing including the booklet.)
 
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Nat Adderley & The Big Sax SectionThat's Right! ... CD
Riverside, 1960. Used ... $8.99
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball Adderley in that it's not as "in the pocket" soul jazz wise, but still quite strong overall. Heath and Jimmy Jones did the arrangements, and the rhythm section features Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks include "Tadd", "The Old Country", "Chordnation", and "ESP". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittWe'll Be Together Again ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961/1968. Used ... $7.99
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. The album was supposedly recorded in 1961, but not issued until later in the 60s by Prestige – and it's right up there with the excellent work that the team were cutting at the time for Verve and Argo. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joanne BrackeenInvitation ... LP
Freedom (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Trio session with Clint Houston on bass and Billy Hart on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Joanne BrackeenTring-A-Ling (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Pretty strong work from Joanne Brackeen – a great 70s trio set, with either Cecil McBee or Clint Houston on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – plus some guest tenor work by Michael Brecker, who's definitely at the sharper side of his spectrum! Brecker's tone here is raw and adventurous – much more so than on any of his own albums of the time – a perfect fit for Brackeen's strong work on the piano, which is very open and free flowing throughout. Titles include "New True Illusions", "Haiti B", "Echoes", "Fi Fi's Rock", and "Shadowbrook Aire". CD also features three bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Fi Fi's Rock", "Echoes", and "New True Illusions". CD

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James Burton & OthersCannonball Rag – Early Groups & Sessions ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A massive look at the work of guitarist James Burton – a musician who only cut a few records under his own name, but who was hugely important for his session contributions to both rock and country music in the 50s and 60s! Burton's one of those guys for whom the term "picker" was coined – the kind of cat who could show up, guitar in hand, and bring something really special to a session – a strong guitar lead that almost seemed effortless, and which was often the final element to cement the strength of a hit record! This collection focuses on key Burton contributions to the work of a number of different artists, both country and rock – in a set of 35 tracks that includes work by James Wilson & The Jimmie Cats, Maylon Humphries, David Houston Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, The Shadows, Ricky Nelson, Dorsey Burnette, Tommy Cassel, Bobby Lee Tramwell, The Green River Boys, and The Shacklefords – most of whom are featured here on a few tracks each, all with guitar by Burton. CD

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✨✧ Billy ButlerLegends Of Acid Jazz – This Is Billy Butler/Night Life ... CD
Prestige, 1968/1970. Used ... $12.99
2 lost soul jazz sets from the mighty Billy Butler! This Is Billy Butler is one of the grooviest albums ever from the hip guitarist – a rock-solid session for Prestige that's filled with some amazing rhythms! The sound here is sockingly soulful, and very tight – a mixture of the jazz funk that was coming into the Prestige scene at the time, plus some of the older modes from Butler's years woodshedding in the combo of Bill Doggett. Billy's tones are both rough and smooth, depending on the tracks – and other players include Houston Person on tenor, Ernie Hayes on piano and organ, Bob Bushnell on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums. Butler uses just a bit of wah-wah effects at points – and titles include "Twang Thang", "Work Song", "Soul Roll", and "Bass-ic Blues", which also has Billy on electric bass! Night Life is an album with a very different groove than usual for Billy Butler! On this set, his guitar seems to be processed through something that sounds a bit like a wah wah pedal – although we're not quite sure, and can't find any reference to the technology in the notes. It's got a sound that's a little compressed, with a mellow groove that's different than Billy's usual plucked notes – more flowing waves of sound that snake out slyly, and wrap themselves around some mellow rhythms from the rest of the combo. Players here include Jesse Powell on tenor (although Houston Person takes over in the role on one track) – plus Johnny Hammond Smith on organ, Bob Bushnell on Fender bass, and Jimmy Johnson on drums. Titles include "Nightlife", "Wave", "Watch What Happens", and "Peacock Alley". CD
(Out of print.)

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LaVerne ButlerLove Lost & Found Again ... CD
High Note, 2012. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful, sweetly jazz-based set from LaVerne Butler – and we can't imagine why you'd lose the love for her voice and style, if you've ever found it in the first place – but this is a great place to find it! Bruce Barth is on piano and handles the arrangements, with the great Houston Person on tenor for over half the set – and the group is rounded out by bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Rudy Royston. The intimate, though elegant small combo approach works really well! Includes "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home", "Be A Sweet Pumpkin", "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", "The Bluest Blues", "Travelin' Light", "In My Own Little Corner", "I'll Never Be Free", "Smile" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Def SquadHard Hittin' ... LP
Mr Henry, 1990. Sealed ... $14.99
Early 90s rap group out of Houston TX, not to be confused with Erick Sermon's crew from a few years later. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the opening. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dena DeRoseOde To The Road ... CD
High Note, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Nice work from a hip singer, and a pretty good pianist too – an artist wise enough to choose tunes that include a few each from Mark Murphy and Bob Dorough, then match the strength of those with some original work of her own! Dena's from that old school generation when jazz singers were expected to match their skills with a good bit of wit and intelligence too – the era of Fran Landesman and Tommy Wolf, or Jackie & Roy – and DeRose does a great job of living up to that legacy – playing piano while singing, in a trio that includes Martin Wind on bass and Matt Wilson on drums – with guest work from Houston Person on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, and Sheila Wilson on vocals. Titles include "That Second Look", "Cross Me Off Your List", "Ode To The Road", "Nothing Like You", "A Tip Of The Hat", "Small Day Tomorrow", and "I Have The Feeling I've Been Here Before". CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinThrough The Storm ... LP
Arista, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Aretha Franklin at the end of the 80s – capping off a big run of records for Arista with another successful collaboration with Narada Michael Walden! There's a bit more of a groove here than before – a nice bounce on many cuts that almost brings in a slight new jack flavor – but handled with a bit more class, given Walden's legacy – and the album's got a lot of collaborative moments, including appearances from James Brown, Whitney Houston, Elton John, The Four Tops, and Kenny G. Titles include "Gimme Your Love", "Mercy", "It Isn't It Wasn't It Ain't Never Gonna Be", "Through The Storm", "If Ever A Love There Was", "Think 1989", and "Come To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(BMG record club pressing.)

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✨✧ Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". Ceasar Frazier 75 is a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". CD

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Grateful DeadTexas Stiffs ... CD
Rockin', 1972. Used ... $38.99
Recorded live in Houston November 19th 1972. CD
(Out of print, packaged in a slim LP style sleeve which has some edgewear.)

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Louis HayesUna Max ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Used ... $16.99
Louis Hayes shows that he's still one of the most soulful drummers to ever lead a jazz group – and a force to be reckoned with in soul jazz at the end of the 80s! The set's got a wonderfully fluid feel – modal and soulful, like our favorite indie jazz sides of the 70s – and featuring a tightly-knit group that includes Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Kenny Barron on piano, Gerald Hayes on alto sax, John Stubblefield on tenor, and Clint Houston on bass. Tracks are sweetly swinging and a bit laidback – but never lacking imagination or creativity (nor swing, for that matter!) – and Hayes pushes that group with a drive that inflects most of the tones with shades and colors we might not have heard so strongly on other albums at the time. Titles include "Geri", "El Cid", "Ibis", "Una Max", and "Ruthie's Heart". CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... CD
Fantasy/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group augmented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra on side one – offering up larger backings to color in the sophisticated sounds of the tunes "Variation On A Scene" and "Children Of Lima", both jazz suites penned by Alan Broadbent, who'd done great work with Herman's group. Side two is back to straighter big band numbers – tunes that burst out with a lot of life and energy, and which have a few of the soulful stylings of Herman's previous funk. Highlights include great covers of "25 Or 6 To 4" and "Where Is The Love", plus a version of Broadbent's driving "Far In". CD

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John HicksHells Bells (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
One of the first albums as a leader from pianist John Hicks – a record that really set the tone for countless great sides to come – and which follows on years of great work with Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Charles Tolliver, and other soulful jazz giants! This set was Hicks' only date for the Strata East label – and has an open, flowing vibe that's very much in keeping with the imprint – and which is maybe a bit different than his later, more familiar material! Part of the strength of the record is bassist Clint Houston – who's completely sublime throughout, and has a way of shaping his notes with this depth that seems to set Hicks free to fly across the keys of the piano on these very long original tunes. Drummer Cliff Barbaro is also part of the trio – and can wind things up when needed, but also lay back and allow some great interplay between Houston and Hicks – on beautiful long tunes that include "Hells Bells", "Avojca", "Yemenja", and "Angie's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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LightmenFree As You Wanna Be (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Judnell/Now Again, 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 15.98
A record that definitely lives up to its title – as it's a lot freer and more spiritual than later work from drummer Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen group! This set perfectly captures the unique vibe that the ensemble brought to the Houston scene at the start of the 70s – really the same sort of new jazz freedom explored by artists like Horace Tapscott in LA, or the AACM in Chicago – performed by a generation of musicians who might have been more straight ahead a few years before – but who really take off here in the new energy of the post-Coltrane years! Most numbers are still pretty rhythmic, and have a unified core – but some of the performances are even more outside than you'd know from later Lightmen records – showing a strong avant jazz pedigree for the members of the group. The lineup here features a very young Ronnie Laws on alto, soprano sax, and flute – sounding quite different than his jazz fusion work of the late 70s – and in addition to Thomas on drums, other players include Doug Harris on tenor, Carl Adams on trumpet, Kenny Abair on guitar, and Joe Singleton on trombone. Titles include "Creative Music", "Free As You Wanna Be", "May 67", "Luke 23:32-49", "#109 Psychosomatic", and "Talk Visit". Plus, this 2CD version features unreleased extended mono mixes – and a great booklet of notes! CD
Also available Free As You Wanna Be (with bonus tracks, booklet, & bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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LightmenFree As You Wanna Be (with bonus tracks, booklet, & bonus download) ... LP
Judnell/Now Again, 1970. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 25.98
A record that definitely lives up to its title – as it's a lot freer and more spiritual than later work from drummer Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen group! This set perfectly captures the unique vibe that the ensemble brought to the Houston scene at the start of the 70s – really the same sort of new jazz freedom explored by artists like Horace Tapscott in LA, or the AACM in Chicago – performed by a generation of musicians who might have been more straight ahead a few years before – but who really take off here in the new energy of the post-Coltrane years! Most numbers are still pretty rhythmic, and have a unified core – but some of the performances are even more outside than you'd know from later Lightmen records – showing a strong avant jazz pedigree for the members of the group. The lineup here features a very young Ronnie Laws on alto, soprano sax, and flute – sounding quite different than his jazz fusion work of the late 70s – and in addition to Thomas on drums, other players include Doug Harris on tenor, Carl Adams on trumpet, Kenny Abair on guitar, and Joe Singleton on trombone. Titles include "Creative Music", "Free As You Wanna Be", "May 67", "Luke 23:32-49", "#109 Psychosomatic", and "Talk Visit". Plus, this 2LP version features unreleased extended mono mixes – and a great booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Free As You Wanna Be (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Lightmen Plus OneFancy Pants (2CD version – mono/stereo versions) ... CD
Judnell/Now Again, 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 15.98
Some of the most righteous sounds we've ever heard from Houston legends The Lightmen – recorded at a time when the group was at their most spiritual, and very firmly following a cosmic path set down by drummer Bubbha Thomas! The music here owes nothing to the hippest sounds coming from the coastal cities – and even the undergrounds of Chicago and Detroit in the early 70s – and in fact, there's a vibe here that would be right at home with the Tribe Records spirit of the motor city, as the group balance their freewheeling inclinations with a nice sense of rhythm as well! Players include Doug Harris on some excellent soprano, tenor, and flute – plus Virgil Solomon on flute and alto, James Hensley on trumpet and light whistle, Joe Singleton on trombone, and Marshia Frazier on electric piano. Titles include "Sorrow Bitterness & Revolution", "Hope", "Blue Tip", "On The Road Home", "Song Of Praise", and "Ujimma". 2CD version features the standard stereo mix and the unissued mono version – plus a great booklet of notes! CD
Also available Fancy Pants (2LP version – mono/stereo versions – with booklet) ... LP 20.99

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Lightmen Plus OneFancy Pants (2LP version – mono/stereo versions – with booklet) ... LP
Judnell/Now Again, 1971. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 25.98
Some of the most righteous sounds we've ever heard from Houston legends The Lightmen – recorded at a time when the group was at their most spiritual, and very firmly following a cosmic path set down by drummer Bubbha Thomas! The music here owes nothing to the hippest sounds coming from the coastal cities – and even the undergrounds of Chicago and Detroit in the early 70s – and in fact, there's a vibe here that would be right at home with the Tribe Records spirit of the motor city, as the group balance their freewheeling inclinations with a nice sense of rhythm as well! Players include Doug Harris on some excellent soprano, tenor, and flute – plus Virgil Solomon on flute and alto, James Hensley on trumpet and light whistle, Joe Singleton on trombone, and Marshia Frazier on electric piano. Titles include "Sorrow Bitterness & Revolution", "Hope", "Blue Tip", "On The Road Home", "Song Of Praise", and "Ujimma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download for audio & video! 2LP pressing – with both the mono and stereo versions of the record – and a great booklet too.)
Also available Fancy Pants (2CD version – mono/stereo versions) ... CD 6.99

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Mark LindsayMark Lindsay – Complete Columbia Singles ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A sweet set of Mark Lindsay's solo work for Columbia – mellow soft rock and soaring sunshine pop from the voice of Paul Revere & The Raiders! This set puts together his complete run of singles at the label, along with some rarities that are surprisingly great. We've dug what we remembered of Lindsay's solo ouvre, and having all these singles together puts into perspective how strong the material is. A good deal of it was cut with producer Jerry Fulller, who also helmed the underappreciated Arizona LP. Mostly laidback and easygoing vocals from Mark, a nice foil to the somewhat grand production on some tunes and the sunny, kinda country rock vibe on others. It kicks off nicely with a previously unreleased cover of "Reason To Believe", plus "Arizona", "Man From Houston", "Miss America", "Funny How Little Men Care", "Bookends", "Don't You Know", "California", "Mamacita", Song For A Friend", "Photograph", "Problem Child", "Someone's Been Hiding" and more. 24 tracks in all. CD

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Little RoyalJealous ... LP
Trius/King, 1972. Sealed ... $24.99
An obscure little album – but one that's had surprising life in recent years, thanks to a great batch of funky tracks on the set! Little Royal is one of those soul singers who doesn't mind borrowing bits from bigger stars as long as they work well in his act – stepping out like Garland Green on the album's title version of "Jealous Kind Of Fellow" (oddly credited to Royal as the writer!), or like Joe Tex on some of the mellower southern soul numbers – but sounding even better as a rougher James Brown-styled singer on the album's funkier tracks! Huey P Meux produced the record down in Houston, but he's clearly trying to give the record some of the grittier styles of Brown's later work on King – possibly in the hopes that Royal might replace him as King's leading star when James departed for Polydor. Titles in clude the classics "Razor Blade" and "Panama Red", both great instrumental numbers that crackle like some of JB's late King work – plus "I'll Come Crawling", "Soul Train", "Losing Battle", "Jealous", and "My Love Needs Company". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Johnny LytleEasy Easy – Fast Hands/Happy Ground ... CD
32 Jazz, 1980/1991. Used ... $11.99
Fast Hands is a great date from the revival years of Johnny Lytle – his stretch for Muse Records at the end of the 70s, and a bit of a return to his soul jazz roots of the 60s! The tracks here are a bit longer than before, but they've got a similar sort of energy – a nice rhythmic undercurrent that comes from the drums of Idris Muhammad and percussion of Larry Killian – and which is topped by Johnny's vibes and the tenor of Houston Person, plus some nice keyboards from Mickey Tucker. Titles include a reworking of Lytle's classic stepper "The Man", plus "Blues To Be There", "Sister Silver", "Bein Green", and "Tomorrow". Happy Ground is one of the few later Johnny Lytle LPs to maintain his classic vibes/organ/congas sound of his earlier years – in this case recorded with David Braham on organ and Sammy Figueroa on congas. As the title might imply, the LP features a remake of Lytle's classic "Happy Ground". Other highlights include a great version of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower" and a moody take on "A Child Is Born". The LP also includes performances by Melvin Sparks and Houston Person, who give the set a nice soul jazz grounding! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytlePossum Grease ... CD
Muse, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really kicking little set from the great Johnny Lytle – one of the best of his albums from later years, and a set that's got more than enough soul to live up to the image on the cover! Johnny's vibes are as great as always – they never seem to dim over the years – and the rest of the group have a solidly soulful approach that's almost classic in sound, but somewhat different than the approach that Lytle used on his records of the 60s. Rhythm is from the trio of Stan Hope on piano, Peter Weiss on bass, and Michael Carvin on drums – plus Sammy Figueroa on percussion – all of whom hit that stepping vibe that works well on Johnny's upbeat tunes, and a really laidback sound that's equally great on the mellow tunes. Houston Person's also in the group on tenor – and he produced the set with a really great sound overall, no overdone studio touches to ruin the music. Titles include "Milestones", "Possum Grease", "Adoration", "Angel Eyes", "September Song", and "Should I Love You?". CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie MannSurprises ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A record that's full of many surprises – one of which is the sweet lead vocals of Cissy Houston! Houston works here in a style that merges nicely with the jazzy currents of Herbie Mann – at a level that's different than other soul/fusion sets of the time – like work on CTI or Columbia – drawing a lot of freshness from the inventive arrangements of Pat Rebillot! Pat graced other of the best Herbie Mann records from the time – and his keyboards provide just the right sort of slinky bridge between Mann's flute and the vocals – almost a Bob James-ish sensibility that keeps things laidback and open. Titles include "Draw Your Breaks", "Cajun Moon", "Creepin'", "Easter Rising", "Asa Branca", "The Sound Of Windwood", "Cricket Dance", "The Butterfly In A Stone Garden", and "Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues BlastersI'm Gonna Have My Fun ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Early work from Jimmy McCracklin – tunes that have a much rawer sound than his later soul work – all recorded in Oakland or Houston, and including some of his rare singles for the Swing Time label! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jack McDuffAnother Real Good'Un (Muse) ... CD
Muse, 1989. Used ... $4.99
A nice little album of soul jazz organ tracks by McDuff, and proof that he was always still burning strong! Unlike other Hammond players, who got a bit sloppy in later years, McDuff always kept things interesting, and managed to come up with some creative arrangements and soulful solos that pushed his work way past the usual soul jazz bag. This set was recorded with Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, Houston Person, and Cecil Brooks III – and features a nice set of longish groovers like "Another Real Good'Un", "Rock Candy", "Off The Beaten Path", and "Summertime", which McDuff always does nicely. CD
(Out of print. Back cover of the booklet has some pen.)

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Jack McDuffRe-Entry (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1988. Used ... $5.99
In our opinion, Jack McDuff never made a bad album – and this excellent later session is proof of that statement! The album's got a horrible cover – we'll state that from the start – but it's still a great batch of soul jazz organ tracks, played tightly by McDuff, with a group that includes Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, plus Houston Person on tenor, and Grady Tate on drums. The album features a great remake of McDuff's legendary "Theme From The Electric Surfboard" – done here with a bouncing groove that makes the tune perfect for a jazzy stepper's set – plus the cuts "Cap'n Jack", "One Hundred Ways", and "Walkin The Dog". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe MeekIt's Hard To Believe It – The Amazing World Of Joe Meek ... CD
Razor & Tie, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from the Tornados, John Leyton, Mike Berry & the Outlaws, the Moontrekkers, Peter Jay, Pamela Blue, the Blue Men, Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages, Heinz, Houston Wells & the Marksmen, the Saints & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith OxmanTwo Cigarettes In The Dark ... CD
Capri, 2020. Used ... $8.99
Features guest tenor from Houston Person. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Jimmy PonderSteel City Soul ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
With Peter Washington, Sammy Figueroa, Eddie Gladden, Greg Bandy, Roger Humphries, Victor Jones, Winard Harper, Bill Saxton, John Patton, Lonnie Smith, Lawrence Killian, Benny Green, Mark Soskin, Geary Moore, Houston Person & James Anderson. CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy PorterGeneration (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Vistone/P-Vine (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $24.99
The last album ever recorded by funky drummer Roy Porter – and a really unique set that seeks to combine his older grooves from the 70s with contemporary elements from the 90s hip hop scene! The approach is a lot better than you might expect, and has lots of the best true school elements firmly in place – no surprise, given that most of the tracks are built from Porter's complicated rhythms and sophisticated electric grooves, pulled almost straight from his original albums – with rhymes added by Houston Blue, Ded To The World, and Big Born. Plus, the set's also got some instrumental numbers that hold very strongly in the old Roy Porter mode – killer cuts "Slaughterhouse", "Wave", "Dopetifvity", and "Mr RP & Me" – next to vocal cuts that include "Generation", "Slaughterhouse", and "Mysticali Fix". CD

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John ScofieldJohn Scofield ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A pretty rare set from guitarist John Scofield – and a pretty great one too! The album was originally issued only in Japan, and it features Scofield playing with a quartet that includes Clint Houston on electric and acoustic bass, Motohiko Hino on drums, and Terumasa Hino on trumpet on a few tracks – a really nice lineup that gives the record a very different flavor than some of John's other early sessions! Scofield's in prime groove territory on the track "Public Domain" – which is a long and tight little number – and other tracks have a more open-ended feel, but are still quite strong, with a lot less of the airy quality that can sometimes characterize Scofield's other work of the time. Titles include "Ida Lupino", "Un Toco Loco Ballet", "Blues For Okinawa", and "Amy (Who Else?)". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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John StubblefieldMorning Song ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... $6.99
Featuring George Cables on piano, Clint Houston on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ted TaylorTaylor Made ... CD
Ronn, Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
An obscure one from Ted Taylor – a lot blusier than some of his earlier soul work from the 60s, but with some great funky touches that really make the record great! As with most of these Ronn/Jewel albums, there's no real credits, so we have trouble figuring out who helped Ted get his groove so strongly – but we can tell you that the album feels like a combination of Stax soul (ala Johnny Taylor) and west side Chicago soul (ala Tyrone Davis.) Includes the great cut "It's A Funky Situation", plus "Houston Town", "Who's Doing It To Who", "Papa's Gonna Make Love", "I Feel A Chill", and "This Is A Troubled World". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Taylor Made ... LP 13.99

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Ted TaylorTaylor Made ... LP
Ronn, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
An obscure one from Ted Taylor – a lot blusier than some of his earlier soul work from the 60s, but with some great funky touches that really make the record great! As with most of these Ronn/Jewel albums, there's no real credits, so we have trouble figuring out who helped Ted get his groove so strongly – but we can tell you that the album feels like a combination of Stax soul (ala Johnny Taylor) and west side Chicago soul (ala Tyrone Davis.) Includes the great cut "It's A Funky Situation", plus "Houston Town", "Who's Doing It To Who", "Papa's Gonna Make Love", "I Feel A Chill", and "This Is A Troubled World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)
Also available Taylor Made ... CD 6.99

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13th Floor ElevatorsYou & I & Me ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Mid 60s/1976. New Copy 2CDs ... $20.99 22.99
A huge batch of rare material from one of the freakiest, fuzziest groups of the 60s – all pulled from the archives of Roy Ames, and recorded in Houston and San Francisco in 1966 and 1967 – and mixed here with some equally wild Roky Erikson solo material from 1976! There's not much in the way of detailed notes, but if you love the Elevators as much as we do, you'll love the overall sound – as the whole thing's got a rawness that really shows off that special edge of the group and some of their key Texas psych contemporaries – served up here on tunes that include "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Before You Accuse Me", "Levitation", "Monkey Island", "Reverberation", "Tried To Hide", "The Word", "You Really Got Me", "I'm Gonna Love You Too", "Fire Engine", "She Lives In A Time Of Her Own", and "Kingdom Of Heaven" – plus some radio material too! The Roky Erikson tracks are even more raw, and even include some Dylan and Donovan covers – with titles that include "Catch The Wind", "Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll", "I'll Sing For You", "Don't Sing For Me Lucifer", "Lay Down Your Weary Tune", and "Baby Let Me Follow You Down". CD

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TrapezeYou Are The Music We're Just The Band (3CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Threshold/Purple (UK), 1972. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
The final album from Trapeze – and a set that has them stepping out as a super-heavy trio who should have been huge! Glenn Hughes handles bass and all the lead vocals – with the best qualities he would soon bring to Deep Purple – and the drums from David Holland are fantastic – full of all the right sort of power and drive to make the lean lineup work so well! Guitarist Mel Galley has really grown a lot since the start – and turns out some solos and leads here that should have made him one of the bigger acts of the growing hard rock generation from the UK – save for the fact that he's also got a wonderful ear for more sensitive moments, which makes this record far more deep than just a standard rocker. Titles include "Loser", "You Are The Music", "Way Back To The Bone", "Keepin Time", "Coast To Coast", "Will Our Love End", and "Feelin So Much Better Now". CD2 features bonus tracks – a mono version of "Coast To Coast", and the tracks "Good Love" and "Dat's It" – plus a Radio 1 concert in 1973 – and live tracks recorded in Dallas and Houston. CD3 continues with 7 more tracks recorded in Houston in 1972 – some of the final material from the group! CD

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Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of LivingGot To Get Your Own ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1975. Used ... $19.99
Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his "Cost Of Living" group – a combo who only recorded this one album, and which includes Richard Tee on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and both Houston Person and Pee Wee Ellis on tenor sax! Most cuts have some sort of vocals – sung by either Sammy Turner or Kenny Williams, both of whom really fit the badass spirit of the record, and bring in a nice range of deeper themes from the 70s. There's almost a blacksploitation funk feel to the record at times, although the set's also got more of a soul album focus too – a rare move for Reuben, but one that's made the album a favorite for years! Tracks include the rare groove classics "Got To Get Your Own" and "Tight Money" – plus "Together", "Stoned Out Of My Mind", "What The People Gon Say", "Back Rub", and "In The Booth In The Back In The Corner In The Dark". CD
(Free Soul 20th Anniversary pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, meaner, harder-hitting groove. And although the LP was the growing format during these days, there was actually a heck of a lot of great work issued on 45s – still spinning strong with the jukebox crowds in the clubs and tap rooms, and still getting major play on radio stations, where the single was still king. The set features many 45 mixes of funky classics that you might know from LPs – and intersperses them with some other more obscure numbers pulled from full albums – making for an all-solid, all-funky set of tracks from one of the hippest jazz labels ever! Titles include "Fire Eater" by Rusty Bryant, "Don't Knock My Love" by Idris Muhammad, "Jungle Strut" by Gene Ammons, "Express Yourself" by Idris Muhammad, "Right On" by Boogaloo Joe Jones, "Who's Gonna Take The Weight" by Melvin Sparks, "Sing A Simple Song" by Charles Earland, "Son Of Man" by Houston Person, "Listen Here (part 1)" by Freddie McCoy, "Black Talk (part 1)" by Charles Earland, "Message From The Meters" by Leon Spencer, "Reelin With The Feeling" by Charles Kynard, "I Want You Back" by Harold Mabern, and "Thank You (part 1)" by Melvin Sparks. CD

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VariousBitter Grooves – Mellowness Pre-AOR Styled Soul ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Don't worry too much about the "bitter grooves" or "AOR" in the title – and just focus on the "soul" – as the set's overflowing with great rare groove tracks from the 70s, very much in the best sort of style that we've loved from P-Vine label reissues over the years! Tracks include a very special slice of work from the American underground – records from decidedly indie sources, but which also have a nice sort of polish and professionalism – never slick or commercial, but always tight and really well done! If you're a fan of this sort of material, you'll probably recognize a few names in the tracklist – but as always with P-Vine, the overall track selection and combination are a really big part of the album's appeal. Titles include "My Girl Friday" by L'il Albert, "Everything You Do" by Positive Force, "No Love In The Morning" by Thelma Houston, Nightfall" by Cynthia Schloss, "Our Love Will Last" by Spaceark, "Too Soon Your Old" by Penny Goodwin, "Got To Be Lovin You" by Erik Tagg, "I Said It Before" by Touch Of Class, "What A Lovely Way To Spend A Lifetime" by Ted Coleman Band, "Lonely People" by People's Pleasure, "Come With Me" by Judy Pollak & 33 1/3, "Heaven" by Matthew Larkin Cassell, and "Love Love Love" by JR Bailey. CD

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VariousColossal Saxophone Sessions ... CD
Evidence, 1992. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Tracks by Frank Morgan, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Archie Shepp, David Murray, Houston Person, John Zorn and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousDevil's Music – From The BBC TV Series ... LP
Red Lightnin (UK), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99
Don't let the BBC put you off – as this is a killer collection of underground blues recorded in the 70s – in Chicago, Mississippi, and Memphis – with work by The Aces, Billy Boy Arnold, Fenton Robinson, Good Rockin Charles, Joe Carter, Little Brother Montgomery, Mose Vinson, Sonny Blake, Joe Willie Wilkins, Houston Stackhouse, Laura Dukes, Booker White, Sam Chatmon, and others! Material is all exclusive to this set – all recorded in 1976. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover.)

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✨✧ VariousEverything Is Gonna Be Alright – Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk ... CD
Westbound/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A massive celebration of the legendary Westbound Records – a Detroit record label started at the end of the 60s, and one that took the Motor City into much heavier territory than Motown! Westbound was the initial home of both Funkadelic and Ohio Players – and the imprint had a great ear for the kind of deeper, funkier side of the soul music spectrum – both with big groups like the two we just mentioned, and with a host of lesser-known singers and combos too! This package brings together two dozen key singles on Westbound – but not the giant hits, and instead the kind of songs that illustrate that key special touch that really set the company apart from the rest – even as the 70s moved on, and elements of club music started coming into their groove. Titles include "I Love You" by The Motivations, "A Letter From Vietnam" by Emanuel Lansky, "Everything Is Going To Be Alright" by Bill Moss & The Celestials, "Ain't No Telling" by Houston Outlaws, "Yes I'm In Love" by Unique Blend, "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts, "I've Changed" by The Magictones, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, "Music Man (part 1)" by Pleasure Web, "Get Up Off My Mind" by Denise LaSalle, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Devil's Gun" by CJ & Co, "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks, "Alvin Stone" by Fantastic Four, "If You Love Him" by Junie, "Calling Planet Earth" by Dennis Coffey, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, and "Funky Worm" by The Ohio Players. CD

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✨✧ VariousGood All Over – Rare Soul From The Westbound Vaults 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Westbound (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rare tracks from one of the greatest soul labels ever – Detroit's legendary Westbound Records, the famous home of Funkadelic – but a source for countless many more grooves! This set features really rare singles and unreleased tracks from Westbound – a flurry of great soul tracks that's surprised even our Westbound-raised ears – with tracks that run from righteous soul to heavy funk, to great group harmonies, and more! There's nary a big name in the set – and instead, the whole thing really focuses on the hinterland of the Westbound scene – including some especially rare gems that were issued as singles by the even-smaller Eastbound label, who did some wonderfully groovy work in the early 70s. Titles include "Admit Your Love Is Gone" by Damon Shawn, "Old Fashioned Woman" by Unique Blend, "I'm Falling In Love" by Fantastic Four, "Tender Moments" by AC Tilmon & Denise LaSalle, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "More Love" by Emanuel Laskey, "What Am I Gonna Do" by Houston Outlaws, "I Don't Know How" by The Superlatives, "Trying Real Hard" by The Magictones, "You Can't Take This Love For You From Me" by Bob & Harold, "I'm Loving You You're Leaving Me" by The Magictones, "Does He Treat You Better" by Unique Blend, and "Rosetta Stone" by AC Tilmon & Detroit Emeralds. CD

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VariousGreatest Hits From Outer Space ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A mad mix of space-age instrumentals, groovy vocal tunes, and lots lots more – and definitely one of the coolest compilations we've ever seen! The cover states that "a galaxy of stars goes where no other compilation has ever gone before" – and we can definitely agree with that claim, given the unique feel of the music, and the wonderful assortment of tracks in the set! The set list draws on many different genres – early rock, offbeat country, easy instrumentals, sound library gems, and lots more – all to bring together a startling array of sounds that's more than enough to send you into outer space on your own. Weird tracks are mixed nicely with tuneful numbers – so that there's a really great sense of discovery as the set rolls on – a vibe that's as well-chosen as some of Ace Records' Halloween compilations, but in a sci fi sort of mode. Titles include "Armstrong" by John Stewart, "Destination Moon" by The Ames Brothers, "Lunar Rhapsody" by Les Baxter, "Happy Blues For John Glenn" by Lightnin Hopkins, "Theme From Star Trek" by Leonard Nimoy, "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" by Bobby Womack, "Doctor Who" by BBC Radiophonic Workshop, "Visa To The Stars" by Jean Jacques Perry & Gershon Kingsley, "Rocket To The Moon" by Moon Mullican, "Forbidden Planet" by David Rose, "Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon" by Themla Houston, and "Footprints On The Moon" by Johnny Harris. CD

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VariousMemphis & The Delta – 1950s ... LP
Blues Classics, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Includes work by Houston Boines, Luther Huff, Junior Brooks, Harmonica Frank, Forest City Joe, Roosevelt Sykes, Joe Hill Louis, Sunnyland Slim, Boyd Gilmore, Drifting Slim, Willie Love, James Cotton, Baby Face Turner, and Elmore James. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in the standard tip-on cover.)

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Rare soul groovers galore – including a few that appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! The "classiest" tag in the title might be a bit misleading – as these tunes are down and dirty Northern soul, not some toneyed-up work for the country club set – but they're all united by a strong approach to their work, and a sense of professionalism that really makes the tracks sparkle, even though most of them are quite obscure! In fact, a number of tunes on the set were only recently unearthed by the folks at Ace while going through tapes to prepare other reissues – collected here together as a rich representation of the untapped genius that lies in the vaults of many 60s soul labels. Titles include "Cut Loose" by Jeanette Jones, "Love Slave" by The Antellects, "Do It" by Pat Powdrill, "You Just Don't Know" by Ty Karim, "Losing Control" by Mary Saxton, "What Good Am I Without You" by Darrow Fletcher, "Strange Neighborhood" by The Imaginations, "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" by The Fidels, "Try My Love" by Troy Dodds, "Just Your Fool" by Eddie Whitehead, "A Man Of My Word" by Salt & Pepper, "Ain't No Telling" by Houston Outlaws, and "Tell Me Baby" by Karmello Brooks. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousParty Blues ... LP
Melodeon, Near Mint- ... $19.99
Featuring Blind Lemon Jefferson, Dennis McMillon, Tampa Red's Jug Band, Red Nelson, Memphis Jug Band, Johnson's Jug Band, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Soldier Boy Houston, Bo Carter, Jim Hill, and Eddie Anthony. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSassafras & Moonshine – The Songs Of Laura Nyro ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great tribute to the songwriting skills of Laura Nyro – presented here in a package that features key covers from some of Nyro's contemporaries, and which also includes a surprising amount of soul music too! Laura's one of those key 60s talents who started writing for others, then got the chance to spread her wings on her own – and while her own recordings have really continued to reach new audiences over the decades, it's great to have a package like this to remind us of Nyro's songwriting roots! The set's mostly heavy on material from the late 60s and early 70s – with a fair bit of female soul tunes in the mix – and it also includes a few more contemporary numbers that come as a nice surprise. Like others in Ace's "songwriter" series, the production and packaging is great – and titles include "Stoney End" by The Blossoms, "Time & Love" by The Supremes, "Wedding Bell Blues" by Bobby Gentry, "Captain St Lucifer" by Melba Moore, "Save The Country" by Thelma Houston, "Lazy Susan" by Liane Carroll, "He's A Runner" by Mama Cass, "Buy & Sell" by Nnena Freelon, "Lonely Women" by Linda Hoyle, "Eli's Coming" by Friends Of Distinction, and "Stoned Soul Picnic" by Staple Singers. CD

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VariousSongs To Grow On Vol 2 –School Days (10 inch LP) ... LP
Folkways, 1950. Very Good ... $14.99
Features Pete Seeger, Charity Bailey, Leadbelly, Adelaide Van Way & Cisco Houston. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousSouth Texas Rhythm & Soul Revue Vol 2 – From The Vaults Of Crazy Cajun Records ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The great state of Texas turned out plenty of soul records in the 60s – and some of the best of them came from the hands of Huey P Meux – the legendary talent who's responsible for all the work on this set! Huey was also known as the Crazy Cajun – also the name of a label on which some of these cuts appeared – and his work shares a bit of the deeper, swampier sounds you might expect from Louisiana soul of the time, mixed with the rich bluesy currents that Texas had been turning out since the postwar years! The result is some stellar music that never fully got its due back in the day – tracks that maybe had a bit of regional fame, but never hit as big as sounds from Memphis or Muscle Shoals, which makes this collection such a great discovery – rare tracks by Texas artists, and other talents who were pulled down near the Houston scene for these recordings – all presented in a set of well-chosen tracks with some mighty nice notes. Titles include "Too Good To Be True" by The Traits, "Half A Man" by Charles Berry, "The Bad Times Make The Good Times" by Warren Storm, "T'Ain't It The Truth" by Jean Knight, "Strange Love" by Eugene Gamble, "All About Love" by Big Sam, "I'm Losing You" by Henry Moore, "Total Disaster" by Lee Maye, "At Your Wedding" by Jackie Paine, "You're Losing Me" by Jo Jo Benson, "Spunky Onions" by Johnny Adams, and "The Pleasures Of My Woman" by Rocky Gil & The Bishops. CD

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✨✧ VariousStreet Sounds From The Bay Area – Music City Funk & Soul Grooves 1971 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Funk, soul and funky soul from the Bay Area – fantastic early-to-mid 70s numbers from the scene sprung from Ray Dobard's Music City Record Shops and label – numbers by Darando, Chucky Thurmon, Houston Outlaws, Kevin Burton, Benida Madison, Dry Ice, Victor Green, Love Uprisers, Soul Messengers and more! The artists nail a number of funky modes here – from raw, rumbling stripped down numbers to more grooving organ backed gems, both tightly snapping and loosely lumbering numbers, a bit of jazz funk and more – usually with powerhouse vocals. 17 tracks in all: "Just A Man" by Chucky Thurmon", "The Rock That Killed Goliath" by Al Tanner, "Is It Right" by Kevin Burton, "Time Flies" by Benida Madison, "A Lonely Place" by Bob Carson, "Eddie Boogaloo" by Love Uprisers, "Ruby Dee" by The Cookin' Bag, "Gimme Some (Version 1)" by Darando and more. CD

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VariousTexas Blues Vol 1 ... LP
Arhoolie, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
16 selections by Lil Son Jackson, Lee Hunter, LC Williams, Leroy Ervin, Lightnin Hopkins, and Thunder Smith, recorded by Bill Quinn for his Gold Star label between 1948 and 1951 in Houston, Texas. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWorld Popular Song Festival In Tokyo 79 ... LP
Yamaha (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
With selections from Crystal King, Delilah, Lisa Lee, Maria Creuza, Bonnie Tyler, Cissy Houston, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi, booklet, and insert.)

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✨✧ Louis HayesBlue Lou ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A timelessly soulful session by drummer Louis Hayes – one with a feel that sums up much of the 70s underground soul jazz scene, but which also has roots that stretch back to Hayes' time with Horace Silver in the 60s! The ensemble's a sextet, playing with Silver-esque overtones – and featuring Eddie Allen on trumpet, Gerald Hayes on alto, Javon Jackson on tenor, Ronnie Matthews on piano, and Clint Houston on bass. Matthews' piano lines are especially strong – really setting up and leading the group through a great set of lesser-known numbers that roll and groove with a really righteous sound. Titles include a great reading of George Cables' "Quiet Fire", plus "Honey Dip", "Lament For Love", "The Walk", "New Endings", and"Spur Of The Moment". CD

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✨✧ John HicksHells Bells ... LP
Strata East, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first albums as a leader from pianist John Hicks – a record that really set the tone for countless great sides to come – and which follows on years of great work with Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Charles Tolliver, and other soulful jazz giants! This set was Hicks' only date for the Strata East label – and has an open, flowing vibe that's very much in keeping with the imprint – and which is maybe a bit different than his later, more familiar material! Part of the strength of the record is bassist Clint Houston – who's completely sublime throughout, and has a way of shaping his notes with this depth that seems to set Hicks free to fly across the keys of the piano on these very long original tunes. Drummer Cliff Barbaro is also part of the trio – and can wind things up when needed, but also lay back and allow some great interplay between Houston and Hicks – on beautiful long tunes that include "Hells Bells", "Avojca", "Yemenja", and "Angie's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(1980 pressing, with blue inner label.)
Also available Hells Bells (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Lemon FogPsychedelic Sound Of Summer With The Lemon Fog ... CD
Cicadelic, 1967/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight, spacey psychedelic pop from the fertile TX landscape – really cool stuff from Houston's Lemon Fog! The group isn't as wildly tripped out as more canonized TX psych combos such as the 13th Floor Elevators – the Lemon Fog has a more accessible vibe, one that we thing should have gotten them bigger outside of their Houston home. It's a bit more akin to the Brit psych, with chiming guitars (including a 12-string), organ and groovy vocal harmonies fleshing out some painterly, kinda surreal lyricism. Includes previously unreleased complete versions of "Summer", "The Prisoner" and "Day By Day", previously unreleased outtake and complete versions of "Echoes Of Time", a previously unreleased mix of "Yes I Cry", original single master version of "Girl From The Wrong Side Of Town" and more. Includes the group's great handful of singles, including alternate unreleased versions! CD

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✨✧ Sky KingSecret Sauce (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Big Pink (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little funky rock group – one we only know from this mid 70s record – a sharp little set that should have gone on to be their big calling card over the years! The group sports some amazing guitar interplay – almost as bold as some of the bigger rock fusion efforts of the time, but more focused and tight overall – so that all the energy is tied to the grooves of the tracks, which are given some nice soulful elements throughout the set – including backup vocals from Joshie Armstead and Cissy Houston, whose sound nicely offsets the raspy lead of singer Christy Coan. There's a track with a nice sample groove in the intro called "Why Don't You Take Us", plus a lot of other nice groovers like "Hot Mustard", "Pedro", and "Don't Be Afraid Of What You Don't Understand". CD

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✨✧ VariousDisco Nights Vol 6 – #1 Disco Hits ... CD
Rebound, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks from George McCrae, Sylvester, Thelma Houston, Patrick Hernandez, Karen Young, Donna Summer, Sister Sledge, and Jackie Moore. CD

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✨✧ VariousMotown Dance – Disco Nights Vol 9 ... CD
Motown/Rebound, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Diana Ross, Commodores, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, Thelma Houston, Dazz Band, and Bonnie Pointer. CD

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✨✧ VariousParty Jazz ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks by Willis Jackson, Richard Groove Holmes, Grant Green, Jack McDuff, Charles Earland, Houston Person and more. CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ran BlakeComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Improvisations/Duke Dreams/Suffield Gothic/Short Life/Epistrophy/Umarked) (7CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/1990s. Used 7CD ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Ran Blake first came into prominence in the 60s – as one of the most striking, most inventive modern players of his generation – but unfortunately, his time on record wasn't always as great as his talents – until the Black Saint/Soul Note label corrected that with this great run of records from the 80s and 90s! This box brings together all of Blake's work for the label – a total of seven albums, each presented here in their original album cover art, as tiny record sleeves in a larger box that includes the albums Improvisations, Duke Dreams, Suffield Gothic, Shoft Life Of Barbara Monk, Epistrophy, Umarked Van, and Indian Winter. Duke Dreams and Epistrophy are solo albums – with Blake extrapolating on ideas from Ellington and Monk, respectively. Improvisations features beautiful spontaneous creations with pianist Jaki Byard – and Suffield Gothic is another striking duet album, with especially creative work from tenorist Houston Person. Short Life Of Barbara Monk features a quartet with Ricky Ford on tenor – and the set's completed by two more duet albums – Unmarked Van with Tiziano Tononi, and Indian Winter with David Knife Fabris. CD

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✨✧ Joey DeFrancescoAll Of Me ... LP
Columbia, 1989. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
DeFrancesco plays the Hammond with a main group of Lou Volpe on guitar, Buddy Williams on drums, and Bashuri Johnson on percussion, also with Alex Blake on electric bass, Houston Person on tenor sax, and with 8 piece horn and 16 piece string sections. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto '76 ... CD
Resonance, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Genius material from the team of tenorist Stan Getz and Brazilian bossa legend Joao Gilberto – reunited here in a brief mid 70s period, after their famous Verve recordings of the early 60s – and in a way that shows all the changes both artists had gone through over the years! Stan and Joao would go onto produce the sublime Best Of Two Worlds studio record during this same stretch – but this never-issued live date is arguably even deeper and darker than that record – as Stan blows with the stronger current of melancholy he seemed to unlock in period of his Sweet Rain record and onward – and Joao himself does all the singing here, without help from any female vocalist – with that bluer, more personal vibe he hit on his incredible record from 1973. The maturity and emotion of both musicians comes through right away – and support is from the trio of Joanne Brackeen on piano, Clint Houston on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – all wonderful musicians who also know just the right moment to step back and let the two giants dominate when needed. Titles include "Eu Vim Da Bahia", "E Preciso Perdoar", "Doralice", "Morena Boca De Ouro", "Joao Marcelo", "Aguas De Marco", "Samba De Minha Terra", and "Retrato Em Branco E Preto". CD

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✨✧ Don Patterson & Booker ErvinLegends Of Acid Jazz – Exciting New Organ Of Don Patterson – plus bonus tracks ... CD
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tasty set of extended organ/tenor grooves – one full album, plus bonus tracks! The core album here is The Exciting New Organ Of Don Patterson – a well-titled session, given the strong early groove of organist Don! At a time when some of his contemporaries were tightening things up on the Hammond, going for shorter tunes aimed at the jukebox and radio crowd, Don Patterson was a great reminder that the organ was best used on longer jamming tracks – tunes that stretched out nicely with a style that was heard best in the clubs, where an organ player could really do his thing. Patterson's trio here is quite stripped down – just drums from Billy James, and tenor from Booker Ervin – another player who always knows what to do with plenty of space! Titles include versions of "The Good Life", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", and "Oleo", plus two Patterson originals – "Up In Betty's Room" and "S'Bout Time". Added to these tracks are 2 more – the 16 minute "Hip Cake Walk", which features alto from Leonard Houston too, plus "Love Me With All Your Heart". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond Smith & Byrdie GreenStinger Meets The Golden Thrush ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Jazz vocalist Byrdie Green is backed by Johnny Hammond's group with Houston Person on tenor and Eddie McFadden on guitar. Green's vocals are nice and boozy, with a classic sound that you would have heard in a nice show lounge in Jersey or Philly, had you been going to shows in the 60's. Tracks include "The Golden Thrush", "How I Lost My Love", "If I Ruled The World", and "Oriole". Nice stuff, and with a good mellow feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing. Cover has some wear with a sticker on the spine. Vinyl plays with a short click on the first track.)

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✨✧ Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of LivingGot To Get Your Own ... CD
Cadet/Dusty Groove, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his "Cost Of Living" group – a combo who only recorded this one album, and which includes Richard Tee on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and both Houston Person and Pee Wee Ellis on tenor sax! Most cuts have some sort of vocals – sung by either Sammy Turner or Kenny Williams, both of whom really fit the badass spirit of the record, and bring in a nice range of deeper themes from the 70s. There's almost a blacksploitation funk feel to the record at times, although the set's also got more of a soul album focus too – a rare move for Reuben, but one that's made the album a favorite for years! Tracks include the rare groove classics "Got To Get Your Own" and "Tight Money" – plus "Together", "Stoned Out Of My Mind", "What The People Gon Say", "Back Rub", and "In The Booth In The Back In The Corner In The Dark". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Got To Get Your Own ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ VariousGive Me My Flowers – Powerhouse Gospel Music From The 50s & 60s On Nashboro Records ... LP
Nashboro/Third Man, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel recordings from the legendary Nashboro Records – one of the most important imprints for the music back in the 50s and 60s! We rank the work of Nashboro right up with the famous Houston-bred productions of Peacock Records – and as Peacock was part of the secular soul label Duke, Nashboro was also part of the blues powerhouse Excello – which means that the cuts here are put together at a level that's maybe got as much understanding of the needs of the record racks and jukebox scene, as they are aimed at the higher ideals of the lyrics! Nashboro excelled especially in the sorts of small vocal groups that can make gospel singles from this time every bit as much a slice of harmony heavy as rare doo wop tracks – and titles here include "Seven Angels" by The Trumpeteers, "Just One Step" by Little Johnny Jones & The Little Jones Singers, "I Received My Blessing" by Radio Four, "Touch Me Lord Jesus" by Angelic Gospel Singers, "Give Me My Flowers" by The Consolers, "I Would Not Be A Sinner" by Dixie Nightingales, "Jesus Keeps Me Alive" by The Skylarks, "Sit Down Servant" by Swanee Quintet, "When Jesus Stays Home" by Southern Echoes Singers, and "Rest From My Labor" by Supreme Angels. 16 cuts in all – and very nicely done! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousOur Lives Are Shaped By What We Love – Motown's MoWest Story 1971 to 1973 ... CD
Motown/MoWest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first ever compilation of the best music made for MoWest – the eclectic, but still soulful cuts made when Berry Gordy Jr. relocated from Motown to the west coast in the early 70s – releasing cool and sometimes strange music with a soul background, yet toasted by LA sunshine! The MoWest subsidiary lasted just a few years, and gets overlooked in the canonization of Motown at it's most classic and revolutionary – but the legacy is pretty incredible. Funk, sunshine rock and soul fused adventurously by a stunningly diverse roster – late period Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons (who's comp-opening track is a slept on sunshine pop-soul classic), breezy-jazzy-soul from Odyssey, the sister funk of Sisters Love, a stunning solo left turn from Spinners singer GC Cameron and more great stuff from Syreeta, The Commodores, Suzee Ikeda, Thelma Houston and others. We've been dying for a well selected MoWest comp like this for years, and Light In The Attic stepped to the plate and knock it right out of the park. The songs choices are great, the notes are great. . .everything about it is a win. Essential! Includes "You're A Song (That I Can't Sing)" and "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, "Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love" and "Broken Road" by Odyssey, "Don't You Be Worried" by The Commodores, "A Heart Is A House" Nu Page, "I Ain't Going Nowhere" by Thelma Houston, "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You" by Suzee Ikeda, "You've Got To Make The Choice" and "Give Me Your Love" by The Sisters Love and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousSacred Soul – Dave Hamilton's Raw Detroit Gospel 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The lost gospel music legacy of Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a key force in funk and soul in the Motor City in the 60s – where he developed an amazing sound that he also brought to his spiritual recordings as well! Dave's approach was always grittier than that of Motown or some of the sweeter labels in the city – as you might have heard on some of the great Ace/Kent collections of his rare singles and unissued recordings over the years – all compilations that really lay the groundwork for this one, which is brimming over with raw gospel material from a very soulful stretch in the genre! The work here is like the hippest soul gospel recorded by Chess/Checker or Jewel/Paula at the same time – strongly associated with secular soul in terms of instrumentation, arrangements, and production – and graced with message-oriented lyrics that are perfect for the heady times of the late 60s and early 70s. Some of the tracks were issued on the Sacred Sounds label back in the day, and are mixed with some others found in Hamilton's archives – all given the usual great support by Ace with a big booklet of notes and photos. Titles include "Grown Old & Feeble" by The Soul Inspirers, "I Still Remember" by Umble Faith, "Someday We'll Be Together" by The National Independent Singers, "Savoir On The Throne" by Mr Bo, "Pressing On" by The Silver Harps, "I'm Not Ready To Die" by The Scott Singers, "Down Here Praying" by The Detroit Silvertones, "The Little Light" by The Fantastic Voices Of Joy, "I Heard A Voice (part 1)" by Sensational Angelettes, "If I Had My Way" by OC Tolbert & Clara White Houston, and "Life's Pathway" by Rev Evans. CD

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✨✧ UGK (Underground Kingz)Dirty Money ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first album of the new millennium for UGK – coming into it at high point! They had a lot to live up to after Ridin' Dirty did so much put Houston on the legacy hip hop, and really helped usher in the the southern hip hop revolution in general, so if Dirty Money doesn't blaze any more trails, it's certainly as sturdy ride that still sounds good after all these years. Includes "Let Me See It", "Choppin' Blades", "Look At Me", "Ain't That A B***h" with Devin The Dude, "Holdin' Na" feat C-Note, "Don't Say S**t" with Big Gipp of Goodie Mob, ""Dirty Money", "Pimpin' Ain't No Illusion", "Wood Wheel", "Money, H*** & Power" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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