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Exact matches: 12
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Aftershock & ImperialWhat We Drop, Hits The Top ... CD
Small Talk, 2000. Used ... $29.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy BrownComplete Imperial Recordings ... CD
Imperial/Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print and in great shape.)

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✨✧ Elvis Costello & The AttractionsImperial Bedroom (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1982. Sealed Gatefold ... $49.99
One of the early classics – with cuts that include "Almost Blue", "You Little Fool", "Man Out Of Time", "Beyond Belief", "Tears Before Bedtime", and "Shabby Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition, still sealed.)

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Dall'Oglio/Berezovsky/BortnyanskyChamber Music Of The Russian Imperial Court – 18th Century – Sonatas For Violin & Basso Continuo/Quintet/Septet – Moscow Ancient Music Ensemble Da Camera E Da Chiesa ... CD
Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga (Russia), 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Fats DominoThey Call Me The Fat Man – Antoine Fats Domino – The Legendary Imperial Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Imperial/EMI, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
Way better than the usual box set of this vintage – given how much Fats Domino recorded for Imperial, the set's not an overview, but a near-complete set! Great book, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Snooks EaglinComplete Imperial Recordings ... CD
Capitol, 1960s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dennis HerroldMystery Of Dennis Herrold – The Complete Imperial Recordings (purple vinyl 10 inch LP & CD) ... LP
Imperial/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
A really cool package of work from one of the most obscure rockers to ever record for Imperial Records in the late 50s – the enigmatic Dennis Herrold, who only issued one single for the label at the time – presented here with the full work from his debut session, plus other material too! Herrold's a mighty sharp rocker – much more so than some of the pop acts on Imperial at the time – and he came to the label under the guidance of Dub Dickerson, who wrote all the tracks that Herrold sings – and who's also featured here on some related tracks too. The package is great – a cool colored vinyl 10" LP, a booklet of notes, and a bonus CD that features related tracks by Bob Luman, Warner Mack, Tony Wilson, and Justin Tubb – alongside Herrold tracks that include "Make With The Lovin", "You Arouse My Curiosity", "Don't Push Away", and "Hip Hip Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Bobby MitchellTry Rock & Roll – The Complete Imperial Singles As & Bs 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Imperial/Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Formative work from Bobby Mitchell – an early star of New Orleans soul music, and one who cut some killer singles for Imperial Records back in the 50s! The music here has plenty of elements that would flourish more strongly in both the worlds of soul and rock – but Bobby was one of the originators, and does a really great job here throughout the entire run of music – first starting out with his Toppers group, then recording as a solo act, and working with the orchestra of Dave Barthlomew too – all in the kinds of groundbreaking grooves that made Imperial Records one of the best labels to understand the Crescent City sound in the 50s. 32 tracks in all – and titles include "She Couldn't Be Found", "Baby's Gone", "One Friday Morning", "I'm Crying", "I'm A Young Man", "School Boy Blues", "Sister Lucy", "I Wish I Knew", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "When We First Met", "I Love To Hold You", "64 Hours", "You Better Go Home", "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday", and "I Try So Hard". CD

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Straus/Rauch/Fantini/Bertali/PriuliFestal Mass At The Imperial Court Of Vienna 1648 – Peter Seymour/Yorkshire Bach Choir/Yorkshire Baroque Soloists/Baroque Brass Of London ... CD
Novello (Austria), 1989. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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T Bone WalkerVery Best Of T Bone Walker – The Classic Black & White & Imperial Recordings 1949 to 1954 ... CD
Koch, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerComplete Imperial Recordings 1950 to 1954 ... CD
Imperial/EMI, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – one no home should be without! This isn't blues, this is T Bone Walker – a guitar pioneer, and a musician who's got just as much jazz in his style too. Fantastic recordings throughout – 52 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousMikey Dread Production – His Imperial Majesty (10 inch EP – 180 gram colored vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Music On Vinyl, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice little record – set up to look like a 10" dubplate – and faturing four different tracks produced by Mikey Dread! Titles include "His Imperial Majesty" by Rod Taylor, Really Together" by Jah Grundy, "Dread All The Way" by King Tubby, and "Armageddon Style" by Mikey Dread himself! LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Day UK title. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies on colored vinyl!)
 
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Bonzo Dog BandTadpoles ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the most all-out comedic efforts from The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – a set that strongly shows their frequent association with the Monty Python crowd – and which comes off with a very similar sense of humor! The post-modern pastiche is in full effect here – as snippets of influences from all over the 20th century come into play in the set – acoustic swing, rootsy rock, novelty pop, and 60s psychedelia – strung together with a style that's almost visual at times, and which leaps from the groove with tremendous delight in its own sense of play! Vivian Standshall's spoken bits are especially great – and titles include "Shirts", "Hunting Tigers Out In Indiah", "Tubas In The Moonlight", "Monster Mash", "I'm The Urban Spaceman", "Ali Baba's Camel", "By A Waterfall", "Mr Apollo", and "Canyons Of Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has surface wear and some razor marks on the bottom corner.)

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Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandKeynsham ... LP
Imperial, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Some of the most tuneful moments on record from the Bonzo Dog Band – a set that's got some really great songs, but which still allows some space for gags and jokes as well! After three previous albums together, even with a shifting lineup, the group have obviously gotten their groove down a bit more – and the result is some focused little numbers that stand out strongly, and which almost show a more sensitive and (dare we say it!) serious side of the group. All the older sense of dada-inspired play is still at the core, though – and even though there's less radio parodies or audio experiments, the tuneful tracks still have some trippy, psyche-styled moments. Titles include "Tent", "You Done My Brain In", "Keynsham", "Quiet Talks & Summer Walks", "Look At Me I'm Wonderful", "What Do You Do", "Noises For The Leg", and "Busted". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Oscar CelestinDixieland King ... LP
Imperial, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Titles include "Marie Laveau", "Tin Roof Blues", "Clarinet Marmalade", "Indiana", "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s mono pressing.)

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Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Imperial/EMI (Japan), 1956. Used ... $24.99
Great early work from one of the hippest bassists of his generation! Paul Chambers cut this obscure little album in LA, featuring a "jazz delegation from the east" that included Philly Joe Jones on drums and John Coltrane on tenor – plus pianist Kenny Drew, who had already been working on the west coast – all in a style that's much more relaxed and stretched-out than most other jazz recorded in LA at the time! The album is one of the earliest small group sessions with Coltrane, and it's a very spare batch of tracks that lead off with Chambers' amazing work on bass – but which also feature some incredible early work from Trane – very raw and loud in the mix, with a lot more bluesiness than you'd expect – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Dexterity", "Visitation", "John Paul Jones", and "Eastbound". Plus, the CD also seems to include a few bonus titles from an additional 1956 session with Coltrane! CD
(Out of print. This copy is still in the original shrink, which is open at one end – includes obi!)

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Gigi CichelleroStereo Hi Fi Experience – Gigi Cichellero Big Band ... LP
Imperial (Italy), 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A nice MPS-styled large ensemble session – with guest work from Dusko Goykovich on trumpet! The main group also features Sergio Fanni on trumpet, Gianluigi Trovesi on alto, and Giancarlo Romani on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fats DominoFat Man – 25 Classic Performances ... CD
Imperial/EMI, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "What A Price", "All By Myself", "Poor Me", "Wait & See", "I'm In Love Again", "Fat Man", "Big Beat", and "Valley Of Tears". CD

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Mike Falcao E Seu Conjunto (aka Walter Wanderley)No Embalo Do Samba ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
Wonderful bossa and samba grooves – with a hip edge that reminds us a lot of Ed Lincoln's best records from the time – no surprise, since Falcao is actually Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley, working under another name! Wanderley, as Falcao, plays Hammond organ with a sparkly finish – grooving lightly over tight samba rhtyhms, with some jangly piano thrown into counterbalance his work on the keys. The set grooves like a non-stop 60s party – with some occasional vocals, lots of weird-sounding percussion, and a real focus on tight snappy songs with a beat. Titles include "The Blues Walk", "Tamanco No Samba", "Giramundo", "Upa Neguinho", "Liberdade Demais", and "Sao Salvador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on heavy vinyl. Label has a sticker at the spindle hole. Cover has a half split bottom seam that's been "repaired" at the end.)

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Georgie FameGet Away ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
A great little album from Georgie Fame – with a hard raw soul sound that shows what a big crossover potential he had with the UK soul market! The album's got some wonderful arrangements – quite raw, with some nice organ, and plenty of heavy vocals from Georgie in a strong blue eyed soul mode. Titles include "Sitting In The Park", "Get Away", "Sweet Thing", "Ride Your Pony", "The In Crowd", "Last Night", and "Music Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some edge wear in the top left corner, with a date in pen on the back.)

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Georgie FameGet Away/El Bandido ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Imperical sleeve, with a small tear on the opening.)

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Georgie FameYeh, Yeh/Preach & Teach ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1965. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing on Columbia with push out center intact. Comes in a Columbia sleeve.)

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Fats & His ChessmenLet's Twist ... LP
Imperial, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has a large split in the bottom seam.)

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Mario Gennari FilhoE Seu Conjunto Moderno ... LP
Imperial (Mexico), 1950s. Very Good ... $14.99
Featuring "Tributo A Martin Luther King", "There's A Kind Of Hush", "Something Stupid", "Meu Grito", "Music To Watch Girls By", and many more guitar & organ filled tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams, with the top seam held with clear tape.)

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Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Mindblowing organ work from the mighty Kim Fowley – a rare instrumental set that has Kim carving out amazing sounds on the organ that really match is vocal force on other records of the time! The set's a bit more soulful than usual for Fowley – a record that almost pushes a soul instrumental sound more strongly than Kim's usual Sunset Strip sleaze – although there is a nice fuzzy undercurrent to the record at times too! The set burns like some lost Tower Records soundtrack – and titles include "Born To Be Wild", "Soul Limbo", "Space Odyssey", "I Can't Stop Dancing", "Savage In The Sun", "Fresno 1963", and "Pictures of Matchstick Men". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl plays with a short click on "Fresno".)

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Alfred HitchcockMusic To Be Murdered By ... LP
Imperial/Capitol, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Spooky music hosted by the master of suspense himself – a classic album that features Albert Hitchcock introducing dramatic instrumentals arranged and conducted by Jeff Alexander! The format is almost a musical presentation of the same style that you'd find on Hitchcock's famous TV show of the 50s – as the spoken passages are as humorous as they are macabre, penned with a black sense of humor that perfectly fits the music. The tunes themselves are often moody, but have slight dramatic flourishes – and titles include "Suspicion", "The Hour Of Parting", "Lover Come Back To Me", "I'll Never Smile Again", "Music To Be Murdered By", and "I'll Walk Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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HolliesBeat Group! ... LP
Imperial, 1966. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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HolliesBus Stop ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Bus Stop from 1966 finds the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. A more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Mickey's Monkey", "Little Lover" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has split seams held with clear tape, ring wear, and a cutout hole.)

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HolliesHear! Here! ... LP
Imperial, 1965. Very Good- ... $11.99
The second album of Brit Invasion greatness from The Hollies – the reworked US version of their album Hollies that came out in the UK – armed with more original material than their earlier LP, but the group's skillful way with songs penned by others – including Curtis Mayfield & Roy Orbison as great as any of their peers! From raw rockers with impeccable harmonies, to very well done R&B styled numbers, it all sounds great! Titles include "I'm Alive", "Very Last Day", "Down The Line", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", "Too Many People" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging, with some writing in pen on back.)

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HolliesI Can't Let Go/I've Got A Way Of My Own ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Imperial sleeve, with some wear and pen.)

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HolliesJust One Look/Running Through The Night ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1967. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Imperial sleeve.)

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HolliesStop! Stop! Stop! (aka For Certain Because) ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, including the Imperial inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Smiley LewisOh Red!/I Want To Be With Her ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some peeling on both sides with a sticker on the A-side.)

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Joseph J LilleyBeau James ... LP
Imperial, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Bob Hope stars in this bio pic about the famous New York mayor, Jimmy Walker – with vocals by both Bob and his co-star Vera Miles, plus more by Jimmy Durante and The Skylarks, and even a bit of narration from Walter Winchell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has adhesive residue on the spine and seams, with a half split top seam.)

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Joe LocoHappy-Go-Loco ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
One of Joe's nice LPs of crazy piano over Latin rhythms, and a dozen instrumental cuts that get very goofy at times, but which still also maintain a straight ahead Latin groove. There's a lot of weird Latin covers of tracks like "Glow Worm", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Tip Toe Through The Tulips"(?) – plus, a few nice originals, like "Meet Me In Cisco's", "Lonnie's Joco", and "Let's Go Loco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and pen.)

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Manny LopezCha Cha Cha & More Cha Cha ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
An obscure album from this overlooked west coast leader – with titles that include "Juarez", "Wanderer", "Valencia", "El Pollo De Carlitos", and "Poor Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with clear tape along the top and bottom seams, with ink stamps on the back.)

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Manny LopezWhy Not Cha Cha Cha? ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has split seams held with clear tape, some surface wear, and a name in marker on back.)

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Rick NelsonLong Vacation ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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Rick NelsonMillion Sellers ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Sunshine CompanyHappy Is The Sunshine Company ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great batch of late 60s soft rock from the Sunshine Company – a group cut from the same cloth as the Millenium, Fifth Dimension and others of the elk, with perhaps a little bit darker of an edge. Includes "Up, Up And Away", "I Need You", "Just Beyond Your Smile", "Rain", "Happy", "I Just Want To Be Your Friend", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on "Children Could Help Us Find The Way")

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Swinging Blue JeansGood Golly Miss Molly/Shaking Feeling ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1964. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerT Bone Walker Sings The Blues ... LP
Imperial, Early 50s. Sealed ... $24.99
Sublime stuff from T Bone Walker – still possibly some of the greatest work he ever recorded! The music isn't exactly blues, given T Bone's jazzy phrasing on guitar – and titles include "You Don't Love Me", "Blue Mood", "Railroad Station Blues", "Blues Is A Woman", "Cold Cold Feeling", and "Get These Blues Off Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram UK reissue on Pure Pleasure.)

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✨✧ Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw New Orleans soul from Overton "Smiley" Lewis – one of the city's big stars in the 50s R&B years, and a singer who arguably set the stage for later deep soul to come! A few years before, and Lewis might have been more of a blues singer – but here, he's working with some strong Nola piano lines and lightly loping rhythms – in a mode that's vaguely in the Fats Domino side of the universe, but a lot more raw and stripped-down too – from the performance to the production! Tracks include Smiley's classic "I Hear You Knocking", plus loads of other nice ones – including "Bumpity Bump", "Bells Are Ringing", "Blue Monday", "Lost Weekend", "Real Gone Lover", and "One Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram UK reissue on Pure Pleasure.)

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✨✧ Johnny RiversSecret Agent Man/You Dig ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1966. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dick RosminiGeniuine Rosmini ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ CherBackstage/Golden Greats ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two 1968 albums by Cher – back to back on a single CD! First up is Backstage – a great little solo album from Cher – recorded during her overlooked run of non-Sonny Bono material for Imperial Records in the late 60s – a sublime stretch that really opens up her vocals with a surprisingly soulful vibe! That's definitely the case here, as Harold Battiste is helping Sonny out on production – adding some nicely deep currents to the music, as Cher takes on tunes by Bob Dylan, Miriam Makeba, Tim Hardin, and a surprisingly diverse array of artists – transforming every song in the process, and really making the music her own! Titles include a great sitar-laden version of "Masters Of War", plus "The Click Song", "Reason To Believe", "Do You Believe In Magic", "Take Me For A Little While", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Song Called Children". Golden Greats features loads of solo material that Cher recorded for Imperial Records without Sonny Bono on vocals – working alone, because the duo were contracted as a pair to Atlantic at the time! Sonny's still got a great hand in the music, though – producing most of it, and contributing a fair bit of original songs, next to material that Cher takes on from others, and really makes her own. Titles include "Hey Joe", "Alfie", "Sunny", "All I Really Want To Do", "I Feel Something In The Air", "You Better Sit Down Kids", "Come & Stay With Me", and the mega-hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". CD

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✨✧ Laura Lee PerkinsI Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'/Kiss Me Baby ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Charlatans UKBetween 10th & 11th (2LP pressing – with bonus live show) ... LP
Situation Two/Beggars Banquet (UK), 1992. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 27.99
A much-loved album by The Charlatans – or Charlatans UK, if you live in the US like us – a set that's filled with the sorts of well-crafted, catchy tunes they do so well – kicked up with occasional beats, ala the UK scene at the time! These guys handled the blend better than most, and the album ages better than most of the time – kind of a post-4AD, post-Factory vibe finding its way into the mainstream – on titles that include "Weirdo", "Can't Even Be Bothered", "Tremelo Song", "Page One", "Ignition", "I Don't Want To See The Lights", "Not Even The Rain", and "Subtitle". Expanded package features a bonus live show, recorded in Chicago in 1991 – with titles that include "Imperial 109", "Opportunity", "10th & 11th", "White Shirt", "Indian Rope", "Flower", and "Happen To Die". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby CharlesAlligators, Sprockets, & Bended Knees ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.99
A huge collection of work from the great Bobby Charles – a sometimes-overlooked figure in late 50s music, but a key force in developing the sound of Louisiana at the time! Bobby hailed from the cajun part of the state, but also drank heavily from the R&B that was brewing up in New Orleans – and the records within are part of a fantastic genre-crossing legacy that's always gotten Charles equal interest from fans of older rock and soul! The package is very heavy on key material that Bobby recorded for Chess Records, including a number of tracks that were not issued at the time – and the set also features some later singles for Imperial, which continue the kind of Crescent City soulfulness that Bobby really helped forge with a few key contemporaries as the start of a much bigger legacy to come. The set features 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "Oh Yeah", "Since She's Gone", "Watch It Sprocket", "I'm A Fool To Care", "Mr Moon", "Ain't Got No Home", "Laura Lee", "Take It Easy Greasy", "One Eyed Jack", "No More", "You Can Suit Yourself", "On Bended Knee", "Hey Good Lookin", "Why Did You Leave", "Your Picture", "Good Lovin", "Those Eyes", and "What A Party". Also includes a few bonus tracks that show Bobby's influence on other artists – tracks by Fats Domino, Clarence Henry, John Fred, and Bill Haley. CD

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✨✧ Electric Moog OrchestraMusic From Star Wars ... LP
Musicor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Someone who works here confesses to accidentally purchasing this album in the 70's, instead of the official soundtrack to Star Wars – but now they wish they'd still kept their copy of it! All tracks are performed by The Electric Moog Orchestra, and feature arrangements by Jimmy Wisner. The tracks aren't that different sounding from the ones on the official release, but they do have a nice groovy moog sound. Titles include "Ben's Death & Fighter Attack", "Imperial Attack", and "The Throne Room End Title". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Irma ThomasSoul Queen Of New Orleans ... LP
Maison De Soul, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Later stuff from Irma – recorded for the rootsy Maison de Soul label, with a sound that's a lot more down and dirty than some of her classic Imperial sides from the 60s. Personally, we prefer Irma in bigger arrangements – but her vocals here are still pretty nice, and the album has a good "return to New Orleans" sort of feel. Titles include "Hip Shakin Mama", "Don't Blame Him", "Friendly", "It's Raining", and "Wish Someone Would Care". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ike & Tina Turner & OthersIke & Tina Turner Revue Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $24.99
A smoking live set from Ike & Tina Turner – and one that really gives you a rare glimpse at the full picture of the way they were operating back in the 60s! There's a freshly gritty feel to the record that goes way beyond cliches of the pair's later work – Tina clearly in the lead as the front presence of the ensemble, but plenty of great work from Ike leading the band and really wailing at times on guitar! The album was recorded live at Club Imperial in St. Louis – and it features performances by Tina, plus other singers in the "revue", like Stacy Johnson, Vernon Guy, Bobby John, and Venetta Fields. The whole thing's a hard-wailing, hard-rocking R&B set – and it includes the cuts "Please, Please, Please", "Think", "Feel So Good", "I Love The Way You Love", and "I Can't Believe What You Say". CD

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T Bone WalkerComplete Recordings Of T-Bone Walker 1940 to 1954 (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Early 50s. Used 6CDs ... $179.99
An incredible collection of work – way different than any blues material of the time, and beautifully brought together here in the best Mosaic fashion! Features material for the Imperial, Comet, and B&W labels, plus unissued tracks – 144 titles in all! CD
(Out of print, hand-numbered limited edition. Box has just a hint of light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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VariousJazz Room – Compiled By Paul Murphy ... LP
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 32.99
A really great collection of jazzy groovers – one that effortlessly combines older material and newer recordings, all with a great ear that never tires in its pursuit of the groove! The blend of old and new is a bit like some of the collections we used to love from Gilles Peterson back in the last century – but Paul Murphy definitely has his own style and way of choosing a tune, and like Peterson, he has a great way of setting a new sort of fire with jazz – one that will burn strongly for generations to come! Titles include "Yatra-Ta" by Terje Terasmaa, "African Mailman" by Rhythmagic Orchestra, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Blue Mode, "Foot In The Door" by Onward International, "Zombie" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Emnete (live)" by Imperial Tiger Orchestra, "4 Beat Cha Cha Cha" by Lucas Van Merwijk & His Cubop City Big Band, "Tribute To Mulatu" by Patchworks, "Koumba Fri Fri" by Mamelon, "Sorrow Tears & Blood" by Shola Adisa Farrar & Florian Pellissier Quartet, and "Mambo De La Pinta" by Art Pepper. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJumpin' Like Mad – Cool Cats & Hip Chicks ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
A great collection – filled with postwar jump blues and R&B – mostly from the Aladdin, Capitol, and Imperial labels! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLocal Customs – Burned At Boddie ... CD
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $7.99
Numero does it again – unleashing an amazing batch of work for the first time ever – all packaged in a very limited Record Store Day set! The collection features material that was pressed up at the tiny Boddie pressing plant in Cleveland – a wonderful range of local artists from the late 60s through the mid 80s – all served up with the usual Numero flair! The set's a rich discovery of sounds we'd never have heard otherwise – and although it's slanted heavily towards rare funk and soul, there's also some compelling indie rock sides too – especially some homegrown, dark-toned sounds from the 80s – clearly influenced by the styles in the UK underground. The set features 17 tracks in all – including "Don't Stop Smiling" by Jus Us, "Just A Dream" by Imperial Wonders, "Love Is On The Way" by Bill Spoon, "Let Me Go" by The Harmonics, "I'm Gonna Treat You Good" by The Donations, "Good For The Gander" by Hot Chocolate, "Woman You're Gonna Pay For This" by Wicked Lester, "The Voyage Of The Nautilus" by Russell Potter, and "Snakepit" by Berlin West. CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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VariousSmall Labels 1927-1935 ... LP
Collectors Items (UK), Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Featuring Chicago Redheads, Missouri Jazz Band, High Steppers, Imperial Dance Orchestra, Embassy Jazz Band, Harmony Syncopators, Chick Bullock, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRastafari – The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way way more than just the usual roots reggae collection – a stunning set that documents the growth of Rastafari ideals in Jamaican music – with examples that range from years before the birth of reggae, through that style's bit growth in the 70s! The set includes this very large booklet of notes and images – giving plenty of historical context for the spiritual movement, and linking it's roots to Ethiopian political freedoms of the early 20th century, which then became a huge inspiration for oppressed Jamaicans. Styles of the music vary nicely – and include pre-reggae styles, mento, and other folkloric modes – which then give way to more familiar sounds, but always with an ear for the unique, and spiritually powerful. Titles include "Zion I" by Winston & Ansell, "Ethiopia" by Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians, "Soul Drums" by Count Ossie & Leslie Butler, "His Imperial Majesty" by Rod Taylor, "Jah Will Cut You Down" by Earth & Stone, "Haile Selassie" by Laurel Aitken, "None Shall Escape The Judgement" by Johnny Clark, "African Drums" by Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd, "Hail The Words Of Jah" by Ashanti Roy, "Salaam" by Bongo Herman, Les & Bunny, "Narration" by Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari, and "Rasta Dreadlocks" by The Heaven Singers. CD
(Includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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✨✧ VariousSambas De Enredo Das Escolas De Samba Do Grupo 1B – Carnaval 85 ... LP
Top Tape (Brazil), 1985. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes performances by Academico Santa Cruz, Haroldo Melodia, Arrastao de Cascadura, Lins Imperial, Rico Medeiros, Nilson Melodia, Oswaldinho, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shopworn a bit.)

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✨✧ Karl Berger & Ed BlackwellJust Play (with bonus track) ... CD
Quark/Emanem (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive meeting of vibes and percussion – and easily one of the best albums we've ever heard from Karl Berger! The proceedings here are very open and improvised, yet also have a rhythmic pulse too – that quality you'd definitely expect from Blackwell, which brings in structure even amidst freedom – keeping things strongly on course as the pair really experiment with a wide range of tones and colors! In addition to his usual vibes (played here without any electric fans to widen the sound), Berger also makes some mighty nice use of the balafon – using the African instrument with some great rootsy tones. Blackwell's a master on the conventional drum kit, as always – and also adds in a bit of osi drum too – and the tracks are nice and long, with titles that include "Steps", "Balafon Samba", "South Of Imperial", "We Are", "Wood & Skin Works", and "Just Play". CD

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✨✧ Charlatans UKBetween 10th & 11th (2CD set – with bonus live show) ... CD
Situation Two/Beggars Banquet (UK), 1992. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A much-loved album by The Charlatans – or Charlatans UK, if you live in the US like us – a set that's filled with the sorts of well-crafted, catchy tunes they do so well – kicked up with occasional beats, ala the UK scene at the time! These guys handled the blend better than most, and the album ages better than most of the time – kind of a post-4AD, post-Factory vibe finding its way into the mainstream – on titles that include "Weirdo", "Can't Even Be Bothered", "Tremelo Song", "Page One", "Ignition", "I Don't Want To See The Lights", "Not Even The Rain", and "Subtitle". Expanded package features a bonus live show, recorded in Chicago in 1991 – with titles that include "Imperial 109", "Opportunity", "10th & 11th", "White Shirt", "Indian Rope", "Flower", and "Happen To Die". CD
Also available Between 10th & 11th (2LP pressing – with bonus live show) ... LP 26.99
 
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Chantels, Dubs, Little Anthony & The Imperials, & OthersRock N Roll Jamboree ... LP
End, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
That's a really creepy puppet on the cover – but the set's a classic collection of R&B from the mighty End label! Titles include "7-11" by the Gone Allstars with Buddy Lucas on tenor, "Song In My Heart" by The Dubs, "Wait A Minute" by Jo-Ann Campbell, "Two People In The World" by Little Anthony, "That's My Desire" by The Chantels, "Maybe" by the Chantels, and "Someone To Love Me" by Ronnie Baxter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOut Of Sight, Out Of Mind/Summers Comin' In ... 7-inch
United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsLoneliest House On The Block/I Don't Have Time To Worry ... 7-inch
Avco, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsWe Are The Imperials ... LP
End, 1959. Very Good ... $29.99
Incredible work from one of the greatest groups on the east coast scene at the end of the 50s – a wonderful harmony combo, but one with a hell of a lead singer too! Anthony's voice is hardly "little" here – as he belts it out with this raw soul power that's years ahead of its time – really bold on the upbeat tracks, heartbreaking on the ballads, but still able to slide back and harmonize with the Imperials at all the right moments. The album's one of the best examples of the group's genius at its height – a style that would later go onto become such a big influence on 70s groups like The Delfonics or The Stylistics – and titles include "Tears On My Pillow", "So Much", "The Diary", "Oh Yeah", "Wishful Thinking", "Two People In the World", and "What Did I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono dog label "Division Of Roulette" pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ HaydnSymphonies No 53 (L'Imperiale) & No 69 (Laudon) – Marriner/Academy Of St Martin On The Fields ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBillboard Top R&B Hits 1958 ... CD
Rhino, 1958. Used ... $2.99
Music from the Monotones, Jackie Wilson, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Cozy Cole, Bobby Day, the Chantels, Fats Domino, and Bobby Freeman. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousDoo Pah Poo Ooh – Early 60s Soul 1960 to 1965 ... LP
Capitol (Netherlands), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A nice collection – with work by Marv Johnson, The Imperials, Barbara George, Ike & Tina Turner, Leon Hayward, Irma Thomas, Baby Washington, Aaron Neville, Inez Foxx, The O'Jays, and Garnet Mimms! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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VariousKing Bullard Version – Songs Of The BOS Label (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 21.99
Spiritual sounds from the Cleveland scene of the 70s – a host of lesser-known acts who recorded for the BOS label at the time, but who could easily match the best strengths of the growing gospel mainstream! The music here relies heavily on secular soul styles of the time – bits of funk or southern modes used heavily in the mix, and some great harmonies in the case of the label's standout male vocal groups – all of whom preach the spirit with the sort of humanity usually reserved for heartbreaking love! Numero have done a great job of pulling together rare singles here – and the set's got a much tighter feel than some of the label's bigger collections – a nicely focused groove that's still plenty appealing to fans of secular soul. Titles include "I Had A Talk" by The Friendly Seven, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Southern Echoes, "Walk Through The Valley" by Sensational Saints, "Glory Glory" by Capitalaires, "Unity" by Mighty Imperials, and "My Life Will Be Sweeter" by Trumplettes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown colored vinyl pressing.)

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VariousMello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... CD
Skinups, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
Nothing mello about this sweet little set – because the tunes are loud, nasty, and filled with plenty of sharp edges! The collection really trawls around the bottom side of the indie rocking spectrum of the late 50s and early 60s – digging through the dirt to come up with some incredibly raunchy tunes that run the gamut from rockabilly to novelty rock to instrumental R&B – and lots of other styles in between! There's a sound here that's as playful as the cover image and the title – and the CD features 17 tracks that include "Sour Biscuits" by Wes Dakus, "Dearest Darling" by Marv Blihovde, "Shakin All Over" by Tommy Bruce, "Crazy Chemists" by Doc Bagby, "Have Love Will Travel" by The Imperialists, "Knock On Wood" by The Rivieres, "Janie Made A Mistake" by The Fabulous Five, "Goodbye Bo" by The Royal Playboys, and "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry. CD
Also available Mello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... LP 13.99

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VariousMello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... LP
Skinups, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
Nothing mello about this sweet little set – because the tunes are loud, nasty, and filled with plenty of sharp edges! The collection really trawls around the bottom side of the indie rocking spectrum of the late 50s and early 60s – digging through the dirt to come up with some incredibly raunchy tunes that run the gamut from rockabilly to novelty rock to instrumental R&B – and lots of other styles in between! There's a sound here that's as playful as the cover image and the title – and the LP features 14 tracks that include "Sour Biscuits" by Wes Dakus, "Dearest Darling" by Marv Blihovde, "Shakin All Over" by Tommy Bruce, "Crazy Chemists" by Doc Bagby, "Have Love Will Travel" by The Imperialists, "Knock On Wood" by The Rivieres, "Janie Made A Mistake" by The Fabulous Five, "Goodbye Bo" by The Royal Playboys, and "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousMidwest Funk – Funk 45s From Tornado Alley ... CD
Jazzman/Stones Throw, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Quite possibly one of the greatest funk compilations ever – and we're not just saying that because we're from the Midwest! The genius compilers at Jazzman spent years scouring the smaller cities of the American hinterlands – tracking down obscure musicians, long-lost labels, and nearly-gone master tapes – all to bring together 23 bits of rare funk that bristle with the same energy and excitement as the day they were first recorded! The package is incredible – not only filled with incredible tunes that somehow manage to push the boundaries and redefine our understanding of classic funk from the time, but also doing so in a package that's filled with liner notes that offer more information on the artists than probably their own mothers know! Plus, the set's also got some previously unissued numbers as well – making it a must-have for any funk fan, even if you've somehow managed to track down original copies of some of these choice bits! Titles include "Whip It" by The New Establishment In Soul, "Let's Do It Today (full version)" by The Us, "Pushin To The Top" by Markus Kelly & The Impassions, "Sissy Walk" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewels Band, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Boots Groove" by The Soul Tornados, "Po Boy's Dream" by Illinois Connection, "It's Not You For Me (live)" by Billy Joe Holloman, "Funky In Here" by Dayton Sidewinders, "Master Groove" by Henry Peters & The Imperials, and "A Day In The Life" by Chocolate Snow. CD

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VariousMidwest Funk – Funk 45s From Tornado Alley (UK pressing) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
Quite possibly one of the greatest funk compilations ever – and we're not just saying that because we're from the Midwest! The genius compilers at Jazzman spent years scouring the smaller cities of the American hinterlands – tracking down obscure musicians, long-lost labels, and nearly-gone master tapes – all to bring together 23 bits of rare funk that bristle with the same energy and excitement as the day they were first recorded! The package is incredible – not only filled with incredible tunes that somehow manage to push the boundaries and redefine our understanding of classic funk from the time, but also doing so in a package that's filled with liner notes that offer more information on the artists than probably their own mothers know! Plus, the set's also got some previously unissued numbers as well – making it a must-have for any funk fan, even if you've somehow managed to track down original copies of some of these choice bits! Titles include "Whip It" by The New Establishment In Soul, "Let's Do It Today (full version)" by The Us, "Pushin To The Top" by Markus Kelly & The Impassions, "Sissy Walk" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewels Band, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Boots Groove" by The Soul Tornados, "Po Boy's Dream" by Illinois Connection, "It's Not You For Me (live)" by Billy Joe Holloman, "Funky In Here" by Dayton Sidewinders, "Master Groove" by Henry Peters & The Imperials, and "A Day In The Life" by Chocolate Snow. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMore Exciting & Dynamic Sounds Of The Hammond B3 Organ ... LP
PTR (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... $19.99
A heady dip into the world of the Hammond B3 organ – that instrument made famous by jazz recordings by Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff, heard here in a much wider variety of settings! Sure, there's plenty of jazz cuts on the set, but there's also some great soul combos too – both of the vocal mode and the soul instrumental side – ala Booker T & The MGs, but presented here in a range of raw cuts from the farther reaches of the funky 45 underground! We love organ jazz, and the Hammond organ is one of the things that first got us digging for records back in the day – but even then, we never came up with cuts this cool – a fantastic track list that includes "Count Down" by Timmy Sims, "Take The Last Train Home" by The Blue Knights, "Spooky" by Steve Fisher & Mark Hittner, "The Hawk" by George & The Hi-Liters, "Teach Me How To Bump" by Bill Cole, "Tall Temble" by Ross Carnegie Orchestra, "The Bird" by Bob Bassett, "The Other Side" by The New Imperials, and "Philly Dog" by Charles Ables Trio. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Oldies Vol 2 ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Like the first volume, this isn't so much a collection of "oldies" so much as it is a tasty set of hard to find numbers from the United Artists label – including some killer soul and jazz numbers that are pretty darn hard to track down on LP. The record features two great ones from The Jive Five – "I'm A Happy Man" and "A Bench In The Park – plus parts 1 and 2 of Phil Upchurch's classic groover "You Can't Sit Down". Other highlights include "Cry Baby" by Garnet Mimms, "Tears On My Pillow" by Anthony & The Imperials, "Night Train" by Jimmy Forrest, and "Harlem Nocturne" by Georgie Auld. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape along the opening that was holding shrinkwrap in place.)
 
 
 



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