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✨✧ Houston PersonHouston 75/Get Outa My Way ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 PersonHouston Person Live In Paris ... CD
High Note, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Houston Person recording live in Paris, but in a setting that has the tenor legend going right back to his 60s material – as he's playing here in an organ combo, with Ben Paterson on the Hammond B3, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and the great Willie Jones III on drums! The whole thing crackles with a great sort of energy – maybe more of a small club sort of vibe, as you might have caught Houston doing in Philly or New Jersey back in the day – with tunes that open up with an easygoing groove that's perfect for his skills on tenor – nice and long on just about every number, with titles that include "Easy Walker", "Sweet Sucker", "Lester Leaps In", "Sunny", "Jean Jaures Shuffle", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "The Way We Were". CD
 
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Eric PersonBlue Vision ... CD
Distinction, 2022. Used ... $7.99
With a special appearrance by Houston Person on tenor sax! CD

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✨✧ Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Randy JohnstonDetour Ahead ... CD
High Note, 2001. Used ... $11.99
Features Randy Johnston on guitar, David Fathead Newman on tenor, Joey DeFrancesco on organ, Byron Landham on drums, and special guest Houston Person on tenor! CD
(Out of print.)

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Etta JonesMs Jones To You ... LP
Muse, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
Nice 70s work from Etta Jones – done at a time when she was really opening up her sound, thanks in part to prdouction help from Houston Person! Houston's on the set on tenor, and other players include Walter Davis on piano, Buster Williams on bass, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Grady Tate on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a center split in the bottom seam and some marker on the back.)

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Michael LoganNight Out ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... $6.99
A great little groover from bassist Michael Logan – a player originally from Chicago, and one with a really classic sort of feel! Logan brings a warm, round sort of feel to the record – one that has the bassman guiding things beautifully from the bottom – ensuring that the rhythms are always strong and forward-thinking, but always with a nice sense of snap in his timing. The group also features Cecil Brooks III on drums – and there's definitely some key traces of his touch – and other players include Benny Green on piano, Joe Ford on alto and soprano sax, and Houston Person on tenor on two tracks. Titles include "Unit 7", "Recado Bossa Nova", "Blue Vibration", "Dat Dere", "Blues On The Spot", "Night Out", and "Newark". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith OxmanTwo Cigarettes In The Dark ... CD
Capri, 2020. Used ... $4.99
Keith Oxman and Houston Person on tenor saxophone, Jeff Jenkins on piano, Ken Walker on bass, Paul Romaine on drums, with Annette Murrell on vocals on two tracks. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Johnny Hammond SmithGetting Up ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A real sleeper – and a great gem from Johnny Hammond! The album was cut during a time when Hammond was picking a page from the book of Groove Holmes – tightening up the tracks a bit, and going for a punchy sound that would hit big with the crossover and jukebox crowd. The tracks are all short and tight, and the approach to the tunes is a lot hipper than some of Johnny's earlier work. The group features Virgil Jones on trumpet, Houston Person on tenor, Thornel Schwartz on guitar, and Jimmy Lewis playing some mean Fender bass – which gives the set a driving soulful groove that's certainly appreciated by our ears! Johnny clearly digs it too, as he's a monster on the keys – wailing away like we've hardly ever heard him, blowing it off like he's Jimmy Smith or Jack McDuff from the same period. Titles include "The Sin In", "Summertime", "Getting Up", "The In Crowd", and a great reading of "Ebb Tide", possibly Johnny's bid at a "Misty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some light wear, and a bit of seam splitting – but vinyl is nice!)

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James SuggsYou're Gonna Hear From Me ... CD
Arbors, 2018. Used ... $9.99
James Suggs on trumpet – with Houston Person on saxophone, Lafayette Harris on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of LivingGot To Get Your Own ... CD
Cadet/Dusty Groove, 1975. Used ... Temporarily 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.)

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✨✧ LaVerne ButlerLove Lost & Found Again ... CD
High Note, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Etta JonesFine & Mellow ... LP
Muse, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Accompanied by Houston Person on tenor, Stan Hope on piano, George Devens on vibes, Peter Weiss on bass, Cecil Brooks III on drums, and Ralph Dorsey on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with a name in marker in back.)
 
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✨✧ Thelma HoustonReady To Roll ... LP
Tamla, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Thelma Houston is definitely ready to roll here – really using her amazing vocal range to match the dynamic energy of the songs on the set – exactly the kind of material that help her open up to her full potential! The expected clubby tracks are balanced by mellower, more personal numbers – and Thelma takes them all with the sort of care and confidence that always put her on the top shelf of mainstream female soul singers at the time! Titles include "Love Is Comin On", "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Strange", "Midnight Mona", "Can't We Try", and "Pardon Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Patty WatersEvening In Houston ... CD
Clean Feed, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
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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PeytonPSA (magenta vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2022. New Copy ... $25.99 27.99
The full length debut of Houston's Peyton – a soft-voiced soul singer who works here with some beautifully laidback rhythms and cool, crispy instrumentation that really augments the personal qualities of her tunes! Peyton often just lets her vocals flow along with the tunes – never pushing too far to overstate her presence, but marking the tracks with this very intimate quality that really has the young singer putting it all out there on her first full record. Titles include "Big Flexer", "Haters", "Let It Flow", "What Did I Do", "Perfect Peach", "Pure Imagination", "Don't U Wanna Fly", and "Ppl Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie Exclusive on opaque magenta vinyl!)
 
 
 



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