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✨✧ Mark Imperial featuring Jack N HouseLove I Lost (Hitman's club mix, radio short edit, Mark's house mix, Jack N Pella) ... 12-inch
House Nation, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing with black text.)

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✨✧ Imperial BrothersWe Come To Rock (club)/We Dub To Scratch (be bop scratch mix)/We Come To Dub (inst dub) ... 12-inch
Cutting, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Percolating old school electro tracks, ripe for your breaking pleasure. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with Frankfort/Wayne stamp.)

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✨✧ Imperial Tropical FiestaFestac – Souvenir ... LP
Odion Limited (Nigeria), Late 1970s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Features the long tracks "Negritude", "Aziza", "Nigeria Happy Festac", and "Kota Ngbanga". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy – with inner sleeve too!)

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✨✧ Imperial BoxmenImperial Boxmen ... LP
600 Block, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent set from Kevin Ford – best known as the leader of Chicago Afrobeat Project, but working here in a much more stripped-down setting – a funky trio mode that's filled with his own great work on keyboards, served up here with a very cosmic vibe! The drums and bass are nice and heavy – well-pointed and nicely focused – which leaves the keyboards plenty of space to soar over the top and do all these cool spacey things while the rhythms stay funky – in a mode that's clearly inspired by 70s funky jazz, fused through the leaner modes of the London scene, and delivered in a style that's very much the group's own! Titles include "Hashley", "Reduxion", "Type B", "Dillatente", "Strawberry Feels", and "Imperial 7". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny CrissComplete Imperial Sessions ... CD
Imperial/Blue Note, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Fantastic work from one of the most overlooked alto talents of all-time! This beautiful CD features tracks from Sonny's 3 rare albums on Imperial – Jazz USA, Go Man, and Plays Cole Porter. The records were all recorded in 1956 – and they feature some of the strongest bop playing to ever come out of LA, total proof that that city wasn't always noodling around with cool jazz during the 50s! Sonny plays alto so well you want to cry – and every note is perfectly placed, with just the right mix of technical skill and warm soulful humanity. Most of this material has only ever been reissued in Japan – and the CD includes wealth of excellent cuts like "If I Had You", "I Love You", "Wailin With Joe", "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday" – but the whole thing's great! CD
(2000 Connoisseur edition.)

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VariousImperial Musicians 1951 to 1962 – The Rhythm In Rhythm & Blues ... LP
EMI, 1950s/Early 1960s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With selections by Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Smiley Lewis, Smilin' Joe, Archibald, Earl King, Huey Smith & The Clowns, Ford Eaglin, Joe Houston, and Big Jay McNeely. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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VariousImperial Special Programmer – Selections From 1965 Fall Releases ... LP
Imperial, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Includes tracks by O'Jays, Mel Carter, Slim Whitman, Cher, Jackie De Shannon, Johnny Rivers, and Billy J Kramer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, aging, and track notes in pen.)

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VariousJames Brown Is Pissed/Get Down Everybody (re-edit)/Co-Imperial/Ride On Rhythm ... 12-inch
Wanted, 1991. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Tracks by Funky Horns, Holy Noise, Allen-Woody, and Lil Louie & Marc Anthony. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jackie DeShannonKeep Me In Mind – The Complete Imperial & Liberty Singles Vol 3 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The final third of Jackie DeShannon's legendary run for Imperial Records in the 60s – a smashing batch of singles that really represent some great musical growth at the time! On these sides, Jackie's even more soulful than before – definitely taking inspiration from the generation of singers who were singing her songs – and from the growing wave of girl vocalists who were working with more soulful styles too – especially those from the Brill Building scene. The result is a great blend of New York uptown and LA sunshine – a superb batch of tunes that really sums up the unique place that Jackie DeShannon had in modern music. Many tunes are originals by Jackie – and the set also features great tunes penned by Jimmy Holiday and Bobby Womack too – titles that include "Changin My Mind", "I Keep Wanting You", "What Is This", "Nicole", "Nobody's Home To Go Home To", "You Keep Me Hangin On/Hurt So Bad", "Brighton Hill", "Christmas", "Keep Me In Mind", "Bird On The Wire", "What Was Your Day Like", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Always Together", and "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown". CD

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✨✧ Snooks EaglinComplete Imperial Recordings ... CD
Capitol, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(1995 digipak pressing. Cover has light aging.)

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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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✨✧ VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 45 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Imperial Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 1950s/Early 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The mighty Imperial Records was home to a fair bit of pop, blues, and R&B in the postwar years – but the label also had a slightly secret history as a hotbed for raw rock and hard-edged singles during the same stretch of time! Imperial was an indie, and one that kept an ear to the ground for new sounds far beyond its home in LA – a legacy that certainly comes through in the R&B they recorded, and the paths they forged in hillbilly music too – and which also really shows in this great mix of rare singles from back in the day! A few artists are are ones you'll know from other musical moments in their lives, and most of the rest are pretty darn obscure – yet, as always, Bear Family does a great job of telling their stories and sharing the music in the CD's very big booklet of notes, label scans, and other vintage images. 35 tracks in all – with tracks from Gloria Jean Pitts, Merle Kilgore, Bob Luman, Jackie Walker, Slick Slavin, Burnette Brothers, Tommy Lomonte, The Sidewinders, Nick Venet, Ronnie Smith, Dennis Herrold, Dub Dickerson, Jackie Walker, and others. CD

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✨✧ Elvis Costello & The AttractionsImperial Bedroom (2CD deluxe Rhino edition) ... CD
Universal/Rhino, 1982. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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" – plus a second disc packed with alternate versions, demos, and other bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fats DominoEarly Imperial Singles – 1950 to 1952 ... CD
Imperial/Ace (UK), Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Brand New Baby", "Hey! La Bas Boogie", "Fat Man", "Hide Away Blues", "Careless Love", "Rockin' Chair", "Cheatin", "Nobody Loves Me", "Korea Blues", "Boogie Woogie Baby", and more – 30 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Elza SoaresSe Acaso Voce Chegasse (Imperial) ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1971. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A record that's as striking as the image on the cover – a wonderful set that mixes the soulful vocals of the great Elza Soares with some larger samba backings from Oswaldo Borba – a leader we don't know at all, but who really knocks it out of the park on the set! Elza always seems to do best in settings that have a more unique sort of hybrid – the less-traditional modes that EMI/Odeon was using to really transform Brazilian music during this generation! The record's subtitle refers to "a bossa negra de Elza Soares", and the groove's definitely the main force that makes the record so strong – as you'll hear on titles that include "Era Bom", "Teleco-Teco No 2", "Cartao De Visita", "Sal E Pimenta", "Dedo Duro", and "Samba Em Copa". LP, Vinyl record album


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✨✧ Elvis Costello & The AttractionsImperial Bedroom ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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
 
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Tony AlmericoFrench Quarter Jazz ... LP
Imperial, 1961. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held by old tape, and some surface wear.)

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Dave BartholomewFats Domino Presents Dave Bartholomew & His Great Big Band ... LP
Imperial, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99 29.99
A great collection of early material from Dave Bartholomew – a key figure in the early days of New Orleans soul! Dave blows trumpet, arrangements are by Wardell Quezerque, and the group features Bobby James on organ and Smokey Johnson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing – nice and clean! Cover has light wear near the top, but this is a very nice copy overall.)

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Sonny CrissJazz USA ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... $58.99
One of Sonny Criss' classic albums for Imperial – a brilliant batch of LA bop from the 50s, with an impeccable sound throughout! Criss had a tone like nobody else on the alto – and here, he's at the height of his early powers – neither blowing too hard, nor going for boppish tricks – and instead settling into an amazing groove with a sense of power, confidence, and extreme "rightness" as to his choice of notes! The album's right on the money throughout – exactly the kind of set that lives up to our lifetime devotion to Sonny's music – and the whole thing's great, with tracks that include "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with obi – TOJJ 5801.)

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Jackie De ShannonIn The Wind ... LP
Imperial, 1965. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the folksiest albums we've ever heard from Jackie DeShannon – a record that's heavy on acoustic guitar and folk-styled numbers, but which also features some top-shelf LA arrangements from the great Jack Nitzsche! Jackie takes on a number of folk hits of the day, but delivers them with a surprisingly strong approach – still a bit pop, but with an expressive quality in her vocals that may well beat most of the other pop folkies of the time. Titles include "Walkin Down The Line", "Don't Think Twice It's Alright", "Baby Let Me Follow", and "Jailer Bring Me Water" – but the set also includes "Needles & Pins", which is one of Jackie's most soulful tunes ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some ringwear, heavy wear at the top left corner, and some spotty aging and small marks in pen in back.)

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Jackie De ShannonMe About You/Laurel Canyon/Put A Little Love In The Heart/To Be Free ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
Four classic albums from Jackie DeShannon – all in a single set! First up is Me About You – sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – into cool adult territory that really makes the album great. Jackie's vocals are surprisingly soulful in the setting – even more so than before – and the tunes include lots of gems, including versions of Van Dyke Parks' "High Coin", John Sebastian's "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", and Tim Hardin's "Baby Close Its Eyes". Also includes "I Keep Wanting You", "Me About You", and "Nicole". Next is Laurel Canyon – heady work from Jackie DeShannon's later years in 60s pop – an album with themes and styles that go way beyond her earlier recordings – as you might guess from the hip Laurel Canyon reference in the title! Jackie's working here in a mode that's much more strongly in a singer-songwriter style than before – with arrangements and backings that are a lot more organic, and less pop-tuned than ever – almost in a Laura Nyro approach on some numbers. As usual, a good portion of the tracks were written by Jackie herself – including "Holly Would", "Come & Stay With Me", "LA", "Too Close", and "Laurel Canyon" – and the album also features a few well chosen tracks by other writers too, like "Bitter Honey" by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols, "I Got My Reason" by Barry White, and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by Smokey Robinson. Put A Little Love In Your Heart is quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop and soul that often characterized Jackie's work – and the overall sound is somewhat similar to some of Dusty Springfield's best pop/soul work from the same stretch. 10 of the album's 12 tracks are originals by Holiday and DeShannon – all set to soaring orchestrations by James Langeford, which often have a pronounced influence from the sound of Atlantic Records in the late 60s! Titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "You Are The Real Thing", "River Of Love", "Movin", "You Can Come To Me", "You Have A Way With Me", and "I Let Go Completely". To Be Free is an interesting little record – with kind of a crossover California soul feel overall – recorded with Rene Hall arrangements that echo a few rootsy modes at times, mixed in with fuller orchestrations that step a bit back towards Jackie's earlier years on Imperial – a surprisingly nice blend, with a fresh sound for the 70s. The album features a number of great tracks co-written with Jimmy Holiday – a fellow Imperial talent – and titles include "Mediterranean Sky", "Sooner Or Later", "What Was Your Day Like", "Livin On The Easy Side", "Brighton Hill", and "When Morning Comes Again". CD

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Jackie De ShannonPut A Little Love In Your Heart ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop and soul that often characterized Jackie's work – and the overall sound is somewhat similar to some of Dusty Springfield's best pop/soul work from the same stretch. 10 of the album's 12 tracks are originals by Holiday and DeShannon – all set to soaring orchestrations by James Langeford, which often have a pronounced influence from the sound of Atlantic Records in the late 60s! Titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "You Are The Real Thing", "River Of Love", "Movin", "You Can Come To Me", "You Have A Way With Me", and "I Let Go Completely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Fats DominoAmerica's Oustanding Piano Stylist ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1955. Good (pic cover)... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – in a plain sleeve – no picture sleeve!)

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Fats DominoRock And Rollin With Fats Domino ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1956. Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a split top and half split bottom seam, surface wear & aging.)

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Fantastic BaggysTell 'Em I'm Surfin' ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An overlooked gem from the glory days of the west coast surf scene – the standout set from The Fantastic Baggys, a group who are also known for their backup work with Jan & Dean! There's a very Jan & Dean vibe going on here – right down to the backings from Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew – but the overall sound's a bit looser, too – a bit less iconic, and almost a bit less perfect – in ways that make for a lot of charm as the album rolls along! The set's almost worth it alone for the track "This Little Woody" – and other titles include "Big Gun Board", "Alone On The Beach", "Surfer Boy's Dream Come True", "When Surfers Rule", and "Wax Up Your Board". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s abridged Liberty pressing, a barcode cover.)

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Hapshash & The Coloured CoatHapshash & The Coloured Coat – Featuring The Human Host & The Heavy Metal Kids (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Imperial/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy ... $23.99 25.95
Mindblowing music from Hapshash & The Coloured Coat – a group with a sound that's every bit as freewheeling as their name! The set's a unique collaboration between DJ/producer Guy Stevens and psych poster designers Michael English and Nigel Weymouth – and has this loose, unfettered feel that's almost more like a "happening" in the studio instead of some road-jamming band cutting its music to vinyl – a really hair-down party with instrumentation on trippy percussion, jangly guitar, and other odd sounds that step in and out of the mix – showing a larger studio sense of manipulation for the whole record. There's an odd groove to the record at parts – almost a chaos theory return of the eternal – and titles include "H-O-P-P Why?", "A Mind Blown Is A Mind Shown", "The New Messiah Coming 1985", "Aoum", and the epic side two jam "Empires Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hapshash & The Coloured CoatWestern Flier ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The first time out, these guys seemed more like a mistake or a studio collision (and we mean that in a good way!) – but for this second set, Haphash and crew have really evolved – getting a bit tighter and more focused – yet still sticking to the trippy multi-colored style that made them so great in the first place! There's a bit more emphasis on lyrics than before, and there's actually some great structure to the songs – served up in a blend of acoustic instrumentation and fuzz, often with these whimsical little touches that come across in this oddly spooky sort of way – a mode that really makes these guys a real standout in the late 60s psych generation. Titles include "Colinda", "Chicken Run", "Big Bo Peep", "Milk Shake Knock", "The Wall", "You For Ophelia", and "Fare You Well". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Imperial stereo pressing! Cover has some light wear, but this is a very nice copy.)

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HolliesBeat Group! ... LP
Imperial, 1966. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and is bent a bit at the top right corner.)

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Franck PourcelOur Man In Paris ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bo RhamboEnchanted Evening ... LP
Imperial, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99 6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Dick RosminiGeniuine Rosmini ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and a trace of a sticker.)

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Santo & JohnnyOn The Road Again ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, some waviness, faint staining on the back.)

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Swinging Blue JeansHippy Hippy Shake ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light ringwear.)

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T Bone WalkerT Bone Walker – Classics Of Modern Blues ... LP
Imperial/Blue Note, Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An excellent 2LP set that brings together 28 early 50s recordings by T-Bone Walker – crucial sides that link together jazz and blues traditions, with incredible work on guitar that would go onto influence both genres tremendously. The fact that Walker became a huge influence on soul jazz guitarists like Billy Butler, George Freeman, and Wild Bill Jennings is probably not lost on Blue Note – who included the set here as the only non-jazz set in their 2LP 70s reissue series. Titles include "Blue Mood", "Alimony Blues", "The Sun Went Down", "Cold Cold Feeling", "Strollin With Bones", "Street Walkin Woman", "You Don't Love Me", "Party Girl", "Life is Too Short", and "News For You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben WebsterFor The Guv'nor Vol 2 (Affinity) ... LP
Imperial/Affinity (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great late date from Ben Webster – one that has the tenorist working with a Dutch rhythm section that features Cees Slinger on piano, Jacques Schols on bass, and John Engels on drums – stretching out nicely on long tracks that include "Work Song", "The Preacher", "Straight No Chaser", and "John Brown's Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(Portuguese pressing on Yes To Jazz. Cover has light wear.)

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Slim WhitmanSlim Whitman Sings ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99 11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover looks great, with minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Les WilliamsCollected Works of Donovan ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Very groovy set of Now Sound instrumentals based around the work of Donovan. Great LA studio sound mixed with all of Donovan's groovy writing, and the result is some cool versions of "Jenifer Juniper", "Sunshine Superman", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", and "Catch the Wind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny WinterProgressive Blues Experiment ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a few small drip stains.)

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Lester YoungGreat Lester Young – Vol 2 ... LP
Aladdin/Imperial, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $5.99 7.99
Great early work from Lester Young – an Imperial Records collection of early material from the 78rpm days of Aladdin Records! The work is a great bridge between swing and pop – and Lester Young's tone is superb throughout – on titles that include "One O'Clock Jump", "Easy Does It", "East Of The Sun", "No Eyes Blues", "The Sheik Of Araby", "Confessin' That I Love You", "Something To Remember You By", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Jumpin' At Mesners", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s mono pressing in the textured cover, with light wear, some aging, and a small index label in back.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissGo Man! ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album that's as hip as its cover image – one of 3 seminal mid 50s recordings for Imperial by LA altoist Sonny Criss! At this point in his career, Criss had a sharp-edged sound that could easily rival the best work by Sonny Stitt or Charlie Parker on the alto sax – but he also had a groove that was a bit more spacious, and a tone that was slightly more raspy – a wonderful quality that we can only describe as Criss-esque, recorded perfectly in the Imperial studios! The group here is a tight quartet – with Sonny Clark on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums – and Criss' solos are brilliant throughout! Titles include "Wailin With Joe", "The Man I Love", "Blues For Rose", "Blue Prelude", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, with obi – K18P 9254. Obi has a rip on the back, held with tape – but this is a great copy!)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissSonny Criss Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sonny Criss plays Cole Porter – and the results are way greater than the sum of the parts – even though those parts are already pretty darn great! Criss' alto sax has a superb tone at this time – razor-sharp, and nicely crisp – yet still filled with warmth that sets it apart from some of his more modern contemporaries – a beautiful balance that really illuminates these tunes, and has you thinking of them as fresh Criss compositions, not older Porter standards. The instrumentation is quite fresh, too – thanks to the addition of Larry Bunker on vibes, which is a really nice surprise – and piano by Sonny Clark and Jimmy Bunn. The great Lawrence Marable plays drums – and titles include "I Love You", "Easy To Love", "Night & Day", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, with obi – K18P 9255 – a great copy!)

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✨✧ Sandy NelsonManhattan Spiritual ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrink has a large hole on the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Jimmy BryantBryant's Back In Town ... LP
Imperial, 1966. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Sublime guitar from the great Jimmy Bryant – equally rocking and twanging, with cuts that include "Peach Grove Express", "Elena Goodbye", "Buggy Ride", "Lonesome", "Fender Bender", and "Model 400 Buckboard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Mamie GaloreThis Time Tomorrow/Tonight's The Night ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a wrinkled Imperial sleeve.)

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✨✧ Fletcher HendersonI'll See You In My Dreams/Florida ... 78 RPM
Imperial (UK), 1925. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have a postage stamp.)

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✨✧ HolliesHere I Go Again ... LP
Imperial, 1964. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The US mono version of the debut album from The Hollies – a vital mid 60s record that's been unavailable for decades! The harmonie are great and there's something of a rawer edge to the music that sounds just great after all this time – Brit Invasion stuff that still sounds completely incredible – in mono and on vinyl, the way it's meant to be heard! Includes "Just One Look", "Talkin' Bout You", "Rockin' Robin", "Do You Love Me?", "Lucille", "It's Only Make Believe" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pink, black & white label pressing. NOTE – The band name has been peeled off the cover, with a half split bottom seam, light ring & edge wear, some pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking (80s pressing) ... LP
Imperial/EMI, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... 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
(Cover has a small corner bump.)

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✨✧ Noro MoralesYou Better Mind Your Mama/Alo Alo ... 78 RPM
Imperial, 1950s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has an edge chip.)

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✨✧ Wichita FallLife Is But A Dream ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ VariousRural Blues Vol 2 – Saturday Night Function ... LP
Imperial, Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Great material from the postwar Imperial Records catalog – rare singles by Boozoo Chavis, Clifton Chenier, Boogie Bill Webb, Snooks Eaglin, Papa Lightfoot, JD Edwards, and Slim Harpo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Albert CollinsLove Can Be Found Anywhere (Even In A Guitar) ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Damn great work from Albert Collins – one of those hard-edged gems from the early days that's a lot more funk than his later blues! Sure, there's still plenty of blues here – but the rhythms are pretty funky too, and the album's got some great raw production from Bill Hall – free from any of the blues cliches that were creeping into other artists work from mainstream attention – and still cooked up with a really gritty edge overall! Titles include the funky monsters "Doin My Thing" and "Do The Sissy" – plus "Collins Mix", "Trunin On", "Stump Poker", "Let's Get It Together Again", and "Left Overs". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert CollinsTrash Talkin' ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early work from Albert Collins – almost as much of a funk album as a blues one! This set's not really funky in the same sense as many of Collins' contemporaries in the soul scene of the time – but it's got some great funky elements, especially in the drums and guitar, which is always razor-sharp. 12 numbers in all: "Jawing", "Trash Talkin", "Harris County Line-Up", "Conversation With Collins", "Grapeland Gossip", "Chatterbox", "Medley", "Lip Service", "Talking Slim Blues", "Back Yard Back Talk", "Tongue Lashing" and "And Then It Started Raining". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie De ShannonLaurel Canyon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Imperial/RPM (UK), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heady work from Jackie DeShannon's later years in 60s pop – an album with themes and styles that go way beyond her earlier recordings – as you might guess from the hip Laurel Canyon reference in the title! Jackie's working here in a mode that's much more strongly in a singer-songwriter style than before – with arrangements and backings that are a lot more organic, and less pop-tuned than ever – almost in a Laura Nyro approach on some numbers. As usual, a good portion of the tracks were written by Jackie herself – including "Holly Would", "Come & Stay With Me", "LA", "Too Close", and "Laurel Canyon" – and the album also features a few well chosen tracks by other writers too, like "Bitter Honey" by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols, "I Got My Reason" by Barry White, and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by Smokey Robinson. There's also a growing soulfulness in the arrangements too – a sound that comes out even more fully on the bonus tracks, some of which were written and produced by Bobby Womack! Bonus tracks include Jackie singing the Womack tracks "What Is This", "Trust In Me", and "Ooh You Did It Again" – plus "Happy Go Lucky Girl", "Efferfescent Blue", "Children & Flowers", and "Put A Little Love In Your Heart". CD

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✨✧ Fats DominoFats Domino Swings ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Fats Domino Swings – a total of 12 million records, according to the cover! We're not sure if that claim's accurate or not, but we can say that the album's got a million dollar sound, and is a perfect demonstration of the genius that made Domino unlike anyone else back in the day – a completely unique artist to rise from the New Orleans scene in the 50s, but one who's also steeped in all the musical roots of the city! Fats has a way of laying down on the piano that brings forward older riffing styles, but in a leaner level that sits brilliantly alongside his raspy, early soul vocals – and the tight, jaunty rhythms of the tunes – which again are kind of a compression of older Nola modes, in a way that so many others would copy over the years. The set features a mix of hits like "I'm Walkin" and "Blueberry Hill", and great lesser known numbers like "Going To The River", "I'm In Love Again", "Bo Weevil", and "Whole Lotta Loving". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... CD
Imperial/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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", "Fresno1963", and "Pictures of Matchstick Men". CD

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✨✧ GroundhogsBlues Obituary ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from Tony McPhee and this legendary trio – lean, blues-influence, but really pointing the way towards hard rock! CD

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✨✧ Harold LandJazz Impressions Of Folk Music ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great record – and one of tenorist Harold Land's most obscure sessions – part of a short-lived early 60s attempt to make jazz cash in on the folk boom – yet one that also often gave for some really cool results! Despite what might seem like a cheap gimmick, the set actually sounds great – grooving with a soulful swing, in that LA underground mode that always made for Land's best recordings. The group includes the great Carmell Jones on trumpet, plus Jimmy Bond bass, John Houston piano, and Mel Lee on drums. Titles include "Blue Tail Fly", "Tom Dooley", "Scarlet Ribbons", and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... 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

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✨✧ MajorsMeet The Majors ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The only full album ever cut by The Majors – a hell of a vocal group from the Philly scene of the early 60s, and one with a fantastic approach that's a bit unlike anyone else we can think of! The group sports soaring lead vocals from singer Ricky Cordo – a singer with a range that's really amazing, and used in these ways that can be really dynamic, even on the mellow cuts – as he's backed by the group's three guys and one gal, who sometimes get a bit more spotlight in the lead – amidst this wonderful palette of instrumental touches, which includes bits of vibes, organ, and other nice touches that really keep things interesting. Titles include "Oh Wee Baby", "Time Will Tell", "She's A Troublemaker", "Don't You Lose Your Cool", "Come One Come On", "What In The World", "A Wonderful Dream", and "Anything You Can Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Warne MarshJazz Of Two Cities ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A killer set of 50s modern jazz – a bridge between the east coast small combo style of New York, and the cooler sound of the west in LA – hence the two cities in the title! The album's one of the best early moments from tenorist Warne Marsh – a set that ranks right up there with his best Atlantic material from the same stretch – and which has him blowing alongside additional tenor from Ted Brown – in a manner that's a lot like Ted's classic album on Vanguard! The rhythm section has a nice sense of space and modern charm – with Ronnie Ball on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Jeff Morton on drums – but the real star is Marsh out front – blowing in a mode that's clear, clean, and simple, but with an edge that was missing from most of his contemporaries! Titles include "Smog Eyes", "Quintessence", "Jazz Of Two Cities", "I Never Knew", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy McCracklin/T Bone Walker/Charles BrownBest Of The Blues Vol 1 ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great collection – half blues, half soul – with early Aladdin and Imperial Records material from the three artists on the cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberto MenescalBossa Nova ... LP
Imperial (Brazil), 1964. Good ... Out Of Stock
Early bossa album by the man who was one of the leading instrumentalists behind many of the bossa era's best singers. The set's fairly mellow, and all instrumental. Menescal plays guitar, and other instrumentation includes vibes & piano. The tracks have a light lilting bossa feel, with some occasional strings backing the group up. Other instrumentation includes flute, organ and Brazilian percussion, and the titles include "Nos E O Mar", "Fale De Samba Que Eu Vou", "Influencia Do Jazz", and "Menina Feia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Irma ThomasIt's Starting To Get To Me/Hurt's All Gone ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Irma ThomasTake A Look/What Are You Trying To Do ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dennis Yost & The Classics IVGolden Greats Volume 1 ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Soul ... LP
Imperial House/K-Tel, 1978. Very Good+ 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
3 album set packed with tracks by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Otis Redding, Booker T, Ike & Tina Turner, and so much more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel CarterMy Heart Sings ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little album of dramatic pop tunes – notable not only for Mel Carter's richly vibratic vocals, but also for sublime early production work by Nick DeCaro! Nick handled the arrangements with Jimmie Haskell and Harold Battiste, and the set's a gem that's right up there in the Gene McDaniels/Tommy Edwards camp, sort of an LA answer to the New York uptown sound of the 60s. Titles include "Band Of Gold", "If You're Wondering", "All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings", "Love Is All We Need", "You've Got To Take The Bad With The Good", and "I Miss You So". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert CollinsCompleat Albert Collins ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Funky blues from Albert – recorded in Nashville with a nice raw groove! The tracks are about half vocal and half instrumental – but the real standout star of the album is Albert's guitar, which is played here with a raw raspy quality that cuts through just about any sort of arrangement. Titles include "Bitsey", "69 Underpass Roadside Inn", "Coon N Collards", "Sweet N Sour", "Swamp Sauce", and "Junkey Monkey". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Georgie FameGet Away ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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 – so much so that this batch of material was issued in the US as well! 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

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✨✧ Georgie FameYeh Yeh ... LP
Imperial, 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and R&B – all filtered through a mod sort of London freshness, as early proof that the city could always take some great things from our own musical roots, and feed it back to us with a whole new flavor! Georgie Fame's no copycat here, though – and the sound is instantly Fame-like – a style that's really not the sort that any Americans were doing at the time, and certainly never this well. Hard-burning Hammond colors most of the tunes here – played with a tightly vamping quality – but it's Georgie's charmingly crackling vocals that really win us over! Titles include "Gimme That Wine", "Pink Champagne", "Monkeying Around", "I Love The Life I Live", "Point Of No Return", "Preach & Teach", "Get On The Right Track Baby", and the hit "Yeh Yeh". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ HawksDave Bartholomew Presents The Hawks ... LP
Imperial, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Early work by this obscure New Orleans vocal group! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wingy ManoneOn The Jazzband Bus ... LP
Imperial, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Shirley & LeeLet The Good Times Roll ... LP
Imperial, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Classic New Orleans soul from this legendary duo – with tracks that include "Lee's Dream", "Rock All Night", "Takes Money", "Confessin", "Sweethearts", "I Want To Dance", "Feel So Good", and "Let The Good Times Roll". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ April StevensTeach Me Tiger ... LP
Imperial, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Breathy brilliance from April Stevens – the sexy west coast singer who made some really wonderful records in the 50s! At some level, April was a bit like Julie London – in that she sang in a laidback, seductive tone that was quite risque at times – but she was also a bit more pop than jazz, and was always up for a catchy arrangement or a slight production gimmick to really help send over a tune! The title track was a hit single, but the whole album's great – and titles include "I'm In Love Again", "Do It Again", "Teach Me Tiger", "That's My Name", "When My Baby Smiles At Me", "I Want A Lip", and "In Other Words". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sunshine CompanyHappy Is The Sunshine Company ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Good ... Out Of Stock
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 ilk, 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

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✨✧ TracesClassics IV ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Charlie VenturaCharlie Ventura & His Sextette (10 inch LP) ... LP
Imperial, Early 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A rare one from Charlie Ventura – recorded for Imperial, with a bit more grit in the grooves than usual! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ben WebsterFor The Guv'nor Vol 1 (Affinity) ... LP
Imperial/Affinity (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great late date from Ben Webster – one that has the tenorist working with a Dutch rhythm section that features Cees Slinger on piano, Jacques Schols on bass, and John Engels on drums – stretching out nicely on long tracks that include "Prelude To A Kiss", "Drop Me Off At Harlem", and "One For The Guvnor". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Slim WhitmanSlim Whitman Sings (Canadian Pressing) ... LP
Imperial (Canada), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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Paul ChambersPaul Chambers – Mosaic Select (Whims Of Chambers/Chambers Music/The Transition Session/Paul Chambers Quintet/Bass On Top) (3CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $39.99
Some of the best work ever recorded by bassist Paul Chambers – one of the greatest bass players in jazz! This excellent 3CD box set features the bulk of albums that Paul Chambers recorded for Blue Note as a leader, plus an earlier gem recorded for the Imperial label, and another session for the Transition label. Together, the records give an incredible picture of Chambers' work – showing why most jazz players of the 50s regarded him as one of the most important forces on his instrument, and why Chambers had some unique talents that made him one of the few bassists to regularly record albums as a leader. Players on the albums include John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, and Curtis Fuller – and the albums include Chamber's Music, Whims Of Chambers, Paul Chambers Quintet, Bass On Top, and Transition Session. 32 tracks in all! CD
(Please note that this set does not include the slipcover, 3 CDs in individual jewel cases with the booklet.)

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Jackie De ShannonDon't Turn Your Back On Me/This Is Jackie De Shannon ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
A pair of albums from the great Jackie DeShannon – back to back on a single CD! First up is the UK-only release Don't Turn Your Back On Me – a great batch of material with a sweet west coast pop groove – and one that includes a fair number of original tunes written by Jackie herself! Jackie's ability to write her own material really made her stand out amongst sweeter female 60s singers – and it ensured that on an album like this, she'd be working with a depth that went beyond simple pop, and which avoided the over-trodden filler that clogged up too many other albums of the genre. Titles include "Needles & Pins", "Don't Turn Your Back On Me", "She Don't Understand Him Like I Do", "When You Walk In The Room", "Oh Boy", "Hold Your Head High", "It's Love Baby", "The Prince", and "You Won't Forget Me". This Is features the young Jackie DeShannon in a really wonderful setting – partly in the mode of her earlier singles for Imperial Records, partly hitting some hipper, more adult modes – thanks in part to production help from Burt Bacharach! Burt gives Jackie a great early hit with a classic reading of "What The World Needs Now" – and in the spirit of including that tune, the record opens up a bit more to other songwriters than some of DeShannon's other albums – as Jackie's wonderful vocals really do a great job with a nice variety of work, alongside a few of her own tunes too. Titles include "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "Take Me Tonight", "Summertime", "Go On Your Way", "After Last Night", "Am I Making It Hard On You", "Hellos & Goodbyes", and "I'm Gonna Be Strong". CD

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Jerry FieldingScorpio ... CD
MGM/Quartet (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
An action score from Jerry Fielding, but one that's done in a great mix of modes – definitely with some of the driving numbers you might expect, but also with these mellower, moodier tracks that are perfect for a film starring Alain Delon – and which really do a great job of linking it to some of his famous French cinematic efforts! Fielding's got his roots in American jazz, and always does a great job with action – but we're even more impressed here as he gets into some more deeply introspective passages, mixed with moments of subtle tension – served up with orchestrations that are completely sublime – and which rival those of 70s soundtrack contemporary Jerry Goldsmith. Jazz artists Lennie Niehaus and Greg McRitchie conducted the orchestrations, which might explain some of their strength – and titles include "The Imperial Vaults", "On The Plane From Paris", "The Russian Wags His Tail", "All Fall Down", "Hide & Seek Underground", and "The Parisian Connection". CD version features 24 tracks in all! CD

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Os IpanemasSamba Is Our Gift – O Samba E Nosso Dom ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Samba is their gift – and we're all that much richer for it! Os Ipanemas return here in one of their best albums so far – a beautiful blend of earthy percussion, samba rhythms, and just a bit of bossa jazz – put together with a style that's personal and spontaneous, recorded without any extra fanfare – and in a mode that's almost more authentic than similar recordings from the 60s! Leave it to the Far Out label to get a session like this done the right way – because there's none of the too-slick sounds of some revival sessions, nor any of the fake roots that just come off as tired over-hashed ideas. Instead, what we've got here is a lively, organic batch of music that shows that percussionist Wilson Das Neves and guitarist Neco are still growing strongly in their talents – aided here by an array of guest players on trumpet, trombone, flute, and a fair bit of extra percussion – and sounding especially nice on those tracks where Wilson's warmly crackling vocals simmer nicely with the grooves! Titles include "Imperial", "Malandro Qando Vaza", "San Roque", "Valsamba", "Treze Trinta E Nove", "Folia No Samba", "Taioba", and "Samba Pra Mim Mesmo". CD

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Os IpanemasSamba Is Our Gift – O Samba E Nosso Dom (2024 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2006. New Copy ... On April 20, 2024 (delayed)
Samba is their gift – and we're all that much richer for it! Os Ipanemas return here in one of their best albums so far – a beautiful blend of earthy percussion, samba rhythms, and just a bit of bossa jazz – put together with a style that's personal and spontaneous, recorded without any extra fanfare – and in a mode that's almost more authentic than similar recordings from the 60s! Leave it to the Far Out label to get a session like this done the right way – because there's none of the too-slick sounds of some revival sessions, nor any of the fake roots that just come off as tired over-hashed ideas. Instead, what we've got here is a lively, organic batch of music that shows that percussionist Wilson Das Neves and guitarist Neco are still growing strongly in their talents – aided here by an array of guest players on trumpet, trombone, flute, and a fair bit of extra percussion – and sounding especially nice on those tracks where Wilson's warmly crackling vocals simmer nicely with the grooves! Titles include "Imperial", "Malandro Qando Vaza", "San Roque", "Valsamba", "Treze Trinta E Nove", "Folia No Samba", "Taioba", and "Samba Pra Mim Mesmo". (Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Sunday, April 21. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, April 20. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on April 21 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Day UK Release. First time on vinyl!)
Also available Samba Is Our Gift – O Samba E Nosso Dom ... CD 7.99

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VariousJazz Room – Compiled By Paul Murphy ... LP
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 44.99
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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✨✧ VariousLocal Customs – Pressed At Boddie ... LP
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & brown vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLast Trane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice set – despite being kind of a put-together batch of tunes! The album's titled "The Last Trane" because it represents the last material that Prestige Records had in its vault from the time that John Coltrane was recording for the label in the late 50s. Titles were recorded on 3 different dates from 1957 and 1958 – mostly with Red Garland on piano, and also featuring some additional horn work by Donald Byrd on 2 tracks. The album's got a great spare track called "Slowtrane" – one that features Coltrane playing with only bass and drums for accompaniment – and which recalls the genius of some of his sessions for Transition or Imperial. Byrd's blowing alongside the tenor on versions of "Lover" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" – and the set's rounded up by a nice open-ended track called "By The Numbers", which has a warm bluesy solo by Trane! CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLast Trane ... LP
Prestige, 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice set – despite being kind of a put-together batch of tunes! The album's titled "The Last Trane" because it represents the last material that Prestige Records had in its vault from the time that John Coltrane was recording for the label in the late 50s. Titles were recorded on 3 different dates from 1957 and 1958 – mostly with Red Garland on piano, and also featuring some additional horn work by Donald Byrd on 2 tracks. The album's got a great spare track called "Slowtrane" – one that features Coltrane playing with only bass and drums for accompaniment – and which recalls the genius of some of his sessions for Transition or Imperial. Byrd's blowing alongside the tenor on versions of "Lover" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" – and the set's rounded up by a nice open-ended track called "By The Numbers", which has a warm bluesy solo by Trane! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo green label pressing. Cover has a tiny bumped corner, but is great.)

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✨✧ Lloyd GlennChica Boo ... CD
Night Train International, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album of hard-rolling piano – part R&B, part blues, and part jazz, some of the incredible work of pianist Lloyd Glenn, a heavy handed groover from the 50s. We're not sure, but we think the album may include work that Glenn recorded for Aladdin, issued here under an Imperial label. The tracks are all short, with a rolling piano groove that's part Texas, part New Orleans. Titles include "Glenn's Guide", "Shadow Land", "Chocolate Drop", "Chica Boo", "Tiddley Winks", "Nite Flite", and "Still Water". CD

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✨✧ O'JaysO'Jays In Philadelphia (Neptune pressing) ... LP
Neptune, 1970. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early O'Jays! The album's the first to feature the group meeting up with the Gamble/Huff team – a significant shift from their earlier work on Imperial, with a style that still retains all the vocal hardness of those days, but which makes a shift into a sweeter soaring soul groove! The move had been taken with similar success by Jerry Butler and Archie Bell & The Drells – and although the sound's a lot different than the group's later work for Philly International, it's a sign that they're really finding their voice, and a style that would push them to the top! Titles include "I Should Be Your Lover", "One Night Affair", "Deeper", "Just Can't Get Enough", "I've Got The Groove", and "You're The Best Thing Since Candy" – and arrangements are by Bobby Martin, Thom Bell, and Richard Rome. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape holding the seams and spine, and some wear and aging in back.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneDakar ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneDakar (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". CD

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerComplete Recordings Of T-Bone Walker 1940 to 1954 (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Early 50s. Used 6CDs ... Out Of Stock
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 edition – box and book are in nice shape!)

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✨✧ VariousDancin Soul Party ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A dancing soul party, but one that's got a nice sort of focus too – not a completely random collection of cuts, but one that features a fair bit of very early work from Van McCoy, and some great group soul too! Unlike a DJ set in the clubs, the collection's got no problem with mixing together a few tracks in a row by certain artists – which does a great job of compartmentalizing the big run of 25 tracks that make up the set – almost all unusual numbers that really keep things interesting! Titles include "Help Is On The Way", "The Woman Who Made Me A Man", "Ain't Got No Love", "Generation Gap", "Back Tracking", "Just Another Dress Rehearsal", and "If I Could Make You Mine" by Van McCoy; "Appreciation", "Giving Up", and "If She Wants Him" by The Ad-Libs – plus "Funky Drop" by The Soul Suspects, "I'm Stuck On You" and "Merry Christmas Baby" by The Poets, "Hold On Baby" and "It Hurts So Bad" by Sam Hawkins, "I'm Your Love Man" and "If Change Don't Come Soon" by The Lost Souls, "When I Fall In Love" by The Imperial Wonders, and "Ain't It Funny What Love Can Do" by Kenny Young. CD

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✨✧ Jan AkkermanGuitar For Sale (aka Talent For Sale) ... LP
Emidisc (Holland), 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Rare early solo material from Dutch jazz rock guitar eclecticist/genius Jan Akkerman – a late 60s album released in the Netherlands on Imperial after Akkerman's time in The Hunters and before his work with Brainbox and Focus! It's an early indication of his far reaching tastes and talent – playing in trio format for the most part, with couple bluesy psych jazz gems composed by Jan plus takes on diverse bag of covers including "Bag's Groove", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Ode To Billy Joe" and "Green Onions". Original numbers include "Revival Of The Cat" and "Moonbeam". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie De ShannonJackie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very different album than the 60s material that Jackie DeShannon cut for Imperial Records – a set that marks a very hip shift to Atlantic, where Jackie got the chance to record down in Memphis! There's a soulful vibe to the record that really unlocks qualities that DeShannon had back in the 60s, but which really step out more strongly here – and the songs mix in material from hip contemporaries like John Prine, Steve Goodman, and Neil Young next to some of Jackie's always well-penned material! The great Reggie Young handles lead guitar on the set, and the other session players are great too – equally balanced between soul and country, on titles that include "Full Time Woman", "Paradise", "Heavy Burdens Me Down", "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", "I Won't Try To Put Chains On Your Soul", "Anna Karina", and "Peaceful In My Soul". CD features LOTS of bonus tracks, most of which are previously unissued – titles that include "Drift Away", "Grand Canyon Blues", "Hydra", "Speak Out To Me", "The Wonder Of You", "Through The Gates Of Gold", "Flamingos Fly", "Santa Fe", "Sweet Sixteen", and "Your Old Lady's Leaving". CD

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✨✧ Jackie DeShannonLittle Bit Of Heaven – The Metric Music Demos ... CD
Teensville (Australia), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool set of work from the young Jackie DeShannon – records that were not issued to the public at the time, but which were instead used as a way to circulate her strengths as a songwriter! The material was originally captured as demo recordings by the Metric Music publishing company – and dovetails nicely with the Imperial records that Jackie would issue throughout the 60s – tunes that include some she's record later under her own name, or which would get picked up by other singers – as well as some more obscure material too. The set's got a 16 page booklet of notes on the contents – and includes 35 tracks in all, with titles that include "Hellos & Goodbyes", "Franklin Street", "Heart In Hand", "Just Like In The Movies", "So Deep", "Put On Your Kid Gloves", "I Must Be Dreamin", "He's So Heavenly", "Up On A Hill", "This Time It's Not Fun", "Little Ole You", "Takin The Long Way Home", My Heart Is Breaking All The While", and "You Don't Have To Prove A Thing To Me". CD

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✨✧ Bebel GilbertoMomento ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bebel Gilberto's certainly one to keep her public waiting in the space between each new record – but she always makes the wait worthwhile by coming up with something new! The sound here is again something different than her previous two albums – somewhat electric, but also fairly acoustic as well – even more mature than before, and not as easily given to simple tricks or flourishes – which is a very good thing in our book! One track was done in collaboration with Kassin, with backings by Orquestra Imperial – and other titles feature contributions from Sabina Sciubba, Didi Gutman, Masa Shimizu, and Guy Sigsworth. Titles include "Tranquilo", "Night & Day", "Um Segundo", "Cade Voce", "Words", "Azul", and "Os Novos Yorkinos". CD

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✨✧ Buddy Rich with Sonny CrissCinch ... CD
Spotlite (UK), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent document of an under-recorded part of Buddy Rich's career – a late 50s group that featured Sonny Criss on alto sax! The quintet is an especially sharp ensemble – graced not only with well-blown solos from Criss, done in the best sharp-edged mode of his Imperial years, but also with great piano from Kenny Drew, and trombone by Ole Hansen, a player we know little about, but who we've heard rumored to actually be Melba Liston! The set's got a similar feel to Sonny's album At The Crossroads – which was also recorded with Hansen – although this session is recorded live at Birdland, as part of a well-done radio broadcast in 1958. One track features a guest appearance by the Dave Lambert Singers on "Every Day" – and other tracks include "Four", "If I Were A Bell", "In A Prescribed Manner", "Our Delight", and "The Cinch". CD
 
 
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