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ImpressionsFabulous Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A record with a vibe that's way more than you'd expect from the group's supper club style on the cover – as the record features a great set of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, sung by the group in great form, with arrangements by the total genius Johnny Pate! The record is filled with haunting soul tracks like "Isle Of Sirens", "Aware Of Love", "It's All Over", "Love's A Comin", "You Ought To Be In Heaven", and "She Don't Love Me" – all written by Curtis, and all proof that he's always been one of the best soul songwriters! A nice little gem that often gets lost in the band's catalog – but one to seek out, even if you're a bit nervous about a record with "fabulous" in the title! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, some ring and edge wear, and a scrape across the front.)

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ImpressionsFabulous Impressions/We're A Winner ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The last 2 albums that the Impressions ever cut for ABC during the 60s, both of them pretty darn nice! The Fabulous Impressions has a vibe that's way more than you'd expect from the group's supper club style on the cover – as the record features a great set of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, sung by the group in great form, with arrangements by the total genius Johnny Pate! The record is filled with haunting soul tracks like "Isle Of Sirens", "Aware Of Love", "It's All Over", "Love's A Comin", "You Ought To Be In Heaven", and "She Don't Love Me" – all written by Curtis, and all proof that he's always been one of the best soul songwriters! A nice little gem that often gets lost in the band's catalog – but one to seek out, even if you're a bit nervous about a record with "fabulous" in the title! We're A Winner is a whole new level of pride and power for The Impressions – as you might guess from the bold statement of the title track! It may seem hard to believe from the perspective of the 21st Century, but back in the mid 60s, a message like "We're A Winner" was quite a strong one – a new anthem of righteous identity that was one of the first truly political statements from a young Curtis Mayfield, and a great precursor of the genius to come in the 70s! But even at this early state, there's still plenty of genius going on – not just in Mayfield's sublime songwriting, but also in the harmonies of the group, and the beautiful treatment they get in the studio from arranger Johnny Pate. The album's one of their key classics from the ABC years – and titles include "We're A Winner", "Moonlight Shadows", "Nothing Can Stop Me", "I'm Gettin Ready", "Let Me Tell The World", and "Little Brown Boy". CD

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ImpressionsI Made A Mistake/I'm So Proud ... 7-inch
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ImpressionsImpressions Chartbusters ... LP
Pickwick/ABC, 1960s. Sealed ... $1.99
A nice 70s collection of classic 60s ABC work by the early Impressions – not necessarily the group's biggest hits, but a nice batch of work nonetheless! The work is all seminal Chicago soul – recorded mostly with arrangements by Johnny Pate, sung with that sweet crackling harmony style the group was using at the time, and featuring tracks from the years 1962 to 1967 that include "Little Young Lover", "I Need Your Love", "Can't Satisfy", "Too Slow", "I Can't Stay Away From You", "Meeting Over Yonder", and "You've Been Cheatin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a a cutout hole.)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A pair of 60s classics by the mighty Impressions – back to back on a single CD! On Keep On Pushing, there's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". People Get Ready is one of the greatest albums ever from The Impressions – and a set that takes their work to a whole new level, by bringing in an even more righteous sound! The core elements of the group's 60s genius are all in place here – compositions from Curtis Mayfield, arrangements from Johnny Pate, and sublime harmonies from the group. But there's also something extra too – a new level of consciousness that's creeping into the music, hinting at the more righteous subject matter of later years – but with a much more subtle approach. All tracks are great – and titles include "See the Real Me", "Woman's Got Soul", "We're In Love", "Can't Work No Longer", and "Emotions". CD

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✨✧ ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $24.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo! Cover has light wear and aging. Labels have small peel spots.)

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ImpressionsOne By One/Riding High ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
2 classic albums from the ABC Records years of The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! One By One is classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! Riding High is a record in which the title and cover say it all – because The Impressions are at the top of their game – riding high on a tremendous wave of soul, and soaring forth with a sense of pride and power few other groups could match! Maestro Johnny Pate is on board to handle the arrangements and production – and he helps Curtis Mayfield and the group reach a sound that's sophisticated throughout, but still retains a deeply personal sensibility. The harmonies are tremendous – never too sweet or too smooth, and always with that slightly fragile quality that made The Impressions one of the most human soul groups of their era. Nearly all the tunes are originals from Curtis – and titles include "Riding High", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", "I'm A Telling You", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". CD

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ImpressionsVersatile Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99 9.99
A well-titled set from the fantastic Impressions – a record that mixes a few of their usual Curtis Mayfield-penned tunes with some other 60s material that really shows the range of the group on vocals! The arrangements are by Johnny Pate, who handled the group's best work of the 60s – and he gives all the material a great sound that perfectly matches the smooth raspy harmonies of the trio. Curtis contributed the song "Don't Cry My Love", Pate wrote "Oo You're A Livin Doll", and other tunes include "East Of Java", "Sermonette", "The Look Of Love", "Yesterday", "Fool On The Hill", "This Is The Life", and "Just Before Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and light wear.)

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ImpressionsYou'll Want Me Back/It's All Right ... 7-inch
ABC, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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Impressions & Jerry ButlerVintage Years ... LP
Sire, Mid 60s/1976. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Nifty 2LP set that brings together a motherlode of the Impressions' best material from their ABC years – plus some of Jerry Butler's nice solo material for Mercury from the same time, and a few Curtis cuts from the early 70s. Too much to mention here, but titles include "Keep On Pushin", "Gypsy Woman", "Need To Belong To Someone", "Woman's Got Soul", "Amen", "You've Been Cheatin", "Mr. Dream Merchant", "We're A Winner", "Moody Woman", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a tiny cutout notch.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsABC Rarities ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Finally! Just about every Impressions album from the 60s has been put on CD already, but they've finally come up with a way to get you their great non-LP singles and b-sides, unissued recordings, plus some tracks from the obscure Versatile Impressions album! As with the regular Impressions material, most of this stuff was recorded in Chicago, with the great Johnny Pate on arrangements, and with Curtis Mayfield penning the original material. Due to the nature of the set, it does include a number of covers of other artists songs – but that side of the group has been woefully underdocumented, and the trio do a fantastic job of soulifying material like "Fool On The Hill", "Oo You're A Living Doll", "The Look Of Love", "Yesterday", "Sermonette", "Once In A Lifetime", and "Just Before Sunrise". Other nice ones include "Can't You See", "Love Is A Mystery", "This Must End", and "I Want To Go Back" – and the set has 25 cuts in all! CD

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✨✧ ImpressionsImpressions/Never Ending Impressions ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 early gems from The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Impressions – fantastic soul from the Chicago scene of the 60s – the legendary first ABC album by Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions! Although the group first broke big on Vee Jay Records, it was at ABC that their genius really took flight – tightening up the harmonies of the earlier singles, and hitting a mode that was a lot more soul than the doo wop of their roots! The sound here is a great bridge between the two eras of the group's career – and a number of the best tracks here are done in a mellow, gentle sort of way that relies heavily on the harmonies – crackling out with beautifully human sounds throughout. Nearly every tune is an original by Curtis Mayfield – and there's not a spot of filler on the album! Titles include "Minstrel & Queen", "Gypsy Woman", "Never Let Me Go", "Sad Sad Girl & Boy", "Little Young Lover", "Can't You See", and "I Need Your Love". Nice cover, too – with Curtis smiling the biggest ol' bucktoothed smile you'll ever see! Never-Ending Impressions is a major winner from The Impressions! Virtually all of their material for ABC was excellent – and this LP is no exception, as it's got loads of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, and plenty of great arrangements by Chicago soul legend Johnny Pate. The group is extremely soulful at this point – and they sound great on just about every cut. Titles include "Ten To One", "I'm So Proud", "Sister Love", "Little Boy Blue", "Girl You Don't Know Me", "I Gotta Keep Movin", and "A Woman Who Loves Me". CD

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✨✧ ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
Kent (UK), 1964/1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of 60s classics by the mighty Impressions – back to back on a single CD! On Keep On Pushing, there's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". People Get Ready is one of the greatest albums ever from The Impressions – and a set that takes their work to a whole new level, by bringing in an even more righteous sound! The core elements of the group's 60s genius are all in place here – compositions from Curtis Mayfield, arrangements from Johnny Pate, and sublime harmonies from the group. But there's also something extra too – a new level of consciousness that's creeping into the music, hinting at the more righteous subject matter of later years – but with a much more subtle approach. All tracks are great – and titles include "See the Real Me", "Woman's Got Soul", "We're In Love", "Can't Work No Longer", and "Emotions". CD
(Sealed.)
Also available Keep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ ImpressionsOne By One/Riding High ... CD
Kent (UK), 1965/1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 nice ones from the Impressions' best years! Riding High is an all-out classic LP, with a huge complement of great Curtis Mayfield originals, all set to stellar arrangements by the great Chicago arranger Johnny Pate. Includes classics like "Riding High", "I'm A Telling You", "That's What Mama Say", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". One By One has more of a mix of Mayfield titles with compositions by other artists – but still includes many nice numbers like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "My Prayer", and a great version of "Nature Boy". CD
Also available One By One/Riding High ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ ImpressionsPreacher Man ... LP
Curtom, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy soul from the early 70s version of The Impressions – put together with all the same depth as Curtis Mayfield's work of the time! This time around, Rich Tufo is at the helm on production and arrangements – but he continues to wave the Curtom flag high with some wonderfully put-together backings that mix swirling strings and heavy funk, all in support of some very message-oriented lyrics! Tufo also penned most of the tracks on the set, and has a great ear for bringing the new politics of the 70s into play with the sweeter soul harmonies of the group's earlier years – still carried strong by original group members Sam Gooden and Fred Cash. Titles include "Find The Way", "Preacher Man", "What It Is", "Simple Message", "Thin Line", and "Color Us All Gray (I'm Lost)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some very light wear, but vinyl is great.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsThree The Hard Way ... LP
Curtom, 1974. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not only a great soundtrack – but one of the best 70s albums by The Impressions! The set was written, arranged, and produced by the Curtom super-team of Rich Tufo and Lowrell Simon – and it's got a super-dope feel that reminds us of the work by Natural Four from the same time, with sweet harmonies over funky backings, in a hip 70s groove that's totally great! All cuts are vocal, but they have plenty of funky moments – and in a way, the whole album's as great as the lead track, which is normally the best one in a blacksploitation soundtrack like this. In other words, if you dig hit soundtrack theme songs like "Across 110th Street" or "Theme from Cleopatra Jones", you'll dig this entire album! Tracks include the great "Having A Ball", plus "Make A Resolution", "Something's Mighty Mighty Wrong", and "Three The Hard Way (Chase & Theme)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Curtis Mayfield & The ImpressionsBest Of Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Gypsy Woman", "It's All Right", "I'm So Proud", "Keep On Pushing", "Amen", "People Get Ready", "Woman's Got Soul", "We're A Winner", "Choice Of Colors", "Freddie's Dead", and "Superfly". CD

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✨✧ Mary Wells/ImpressionsHe's The One I Love/I've Been Trying ... 7-inch
Universal Recording, Mid 60s. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Custom acetate, with typed titles, a name in red marker, and stickered labels. Plays with noise and crackles.)

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Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The Latin Impressions here are more Brazilian than Cuban – and maybe a bit Spanish, too – given the strong use of acoustic guitar from Charlie Byrd! The set's got a laidback, open feel – and Byrd's guitar work is mighty deft, yet without all the frills and flowers of some of the more dramatic, emotive players of the time – a great illustration of the huge shift that the early bossa guitar recordings had at a global level. Byrd was one of the first big American proponents of bossa, and you can definitely hear that influence at work here – amidst additional guitar from Gene Byrd, bass from Keter Betts, and drums from Bill Reichenbach. A few tunes feature Charlie on solo guitar with no backing – and titles include "O Pato", "Homage A Villa Lobos", "Bogota", "Vals", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Amor Flamengo", and "Azul Tiple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 427, with microphone logo. Back cover has promo ink stampings, light wear.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneImpressions ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Brilliant work – John Coltrane really opening up in his new spiritual mode of the 60s, hinting at the changes to come, while still keeping the modal groove of previous recordings! The record features tracks from a few different sessions from the years 1961 to 1963, but it holds together beautifully – thanks to a unified creative spirit in the music! The centerpiece of the album is the stunning track "Impressions" – performed by the quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but all tracks are great, and titles include "After the Rain", and "Up 'Gainst The Wall" – plus the brilliant cut "India", which features guest work by Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Phillipines pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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John ColtraneImpressions – Graz 1962 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic material from an important early tour of Europe by the John Coltrane Quartet – tracks recorded in Graz, Austria – and a perfect example of the group as they were really beginning to stretch out and explore! At some level, the vibe here is like the famous first run of Village Vanguard sessions by Coltrane – but the sound shows just how much the players had opened up since the previous year – really tremendous work from the leader on both soprano sax and tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums! Coltrane's solos are long and freewheeling, with a beautifully exploratory, yet soulful vibe – and titles include "Inch Worm", "I Want To Talk About You", "Autumn Leaves", and "Impressions". CD

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John HicksImpressions Of Mary Lou ... CD
High Note, 1998. Used ... $9.99
Features Hicks on piano, Dwayne Dolphin on bass, and Cecil Brooks III on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Lisa HiltonAmerican Impressions ... CD
Ruby Slippers, 2012. Used ... $3.99
Features J.D. Allen on tenor sax. CD
(Still sealed.)

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Janko NilovicSoul Impressions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 31.99
One of the funkiest records ever cut by studio jazz genius Janko Nilovic! This set definitely earns the "soul" in the title – as Janko blends his usual mad mix of studio sounds with some heavier 70s elements – including a fair bit of fuzzy guitar, funky beats, and some nice horn fills. About half the tracks on the album benefit from this sort of approach – kind of a cross between blacksploitation soundtrack scoring and the tighter instrumental moods of work by The Duke of Burlington. The other half is more in Janko's usual bag – nicely groovy jazz numbers, some with a slinky 70s edge! Titles include "Hippocampus", "Open Country", "Crazy Enterprise", "Drug Song", "Soul Impressions", "Man Of Genius", "Push Push", and "Family Tree". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ken Vandermark's Topology Nonet feat Joe McPheeImpressions Of Po Music ... CD
Okka Disk, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 13.99
Ken Vandermark works here in musical modes first proposed by Joe McPhee – his famous concept of Po Music – performed here by a group that also features Joe, and a whole host of great players from the Chicago scene! Vandermark and McPhee have influenced each other a lot in the past few decades – but the approach here is to return to Joe's early Hat Art use of the Po concept – especially the way it presents ideas as provocation – which are then turned into improvisational fire by a group that includes Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Josh Berman on cornet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Kent Kessler on bass, Dave Rempis on saxes, Tim Daisy on drums, and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics. Both Vandermark and McPhee play tenor – and the music has an intensity that's amazing for such a large group of improvisers – further proof that all players are very well-matched. Titles include "Impressions Of Eroc Tinu", "Impressions Of Knox", "Impressions Of Astral Spirits/Age", and "Impressions Of Sweet Dragon". CD

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VariousImpressed! – 24 Groups Inspired By The Legendary Impressions & Curtis Mayfield ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Way more than a set of cover versions – a well-chosen batch of 24 rare soul singles that embrace the sweet group soul style used by The Impressions! Some of the artists on the set share some alliance with The Impressions – either because they're from Chicago, or because they've got help from Chicago talents – but the bulk of the material is from non-midwestern sources, and shows the long reach of the sweet harmony style pushed by Curtis Mayfield, Fred Cash, and Sam Gooden on their legendary 60s sides for ABC. Titles include "In Love In Vain" by The Voice Masters, "Come Home Baby" by The Sonics, "I'm Gonna Tell The World" by The Dontells, "Especially For You Baby" by The Four Puzzles, "I've Been Taken For A Ride" by The Saints, "Out Of My Life" by The Expressions, "I Want My Baby" by The Presidents, "What You Gonna Do" by The Brilliants, "In The Sunshine" by The Marvellos, and "Bout My Baby" by The Enjoyables. CD

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of Japan ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem in the Dave Brubeck Columbia catalog – and a very hip set of "Eastern" tinged tracks! The album's theme is obvious from the title – as Dave pens a set of tracks reflecting his experiences on recent visits to Japan – but the sound and the style moves way past the simple approach that might have been used, into territory that has the exotic feel of early 60s work by Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, and some of the other hardbop-exotics around at the time. Of course, a big factor in the success of the record is the crisp and willowy alto of Paul Desmond – working here to create snakey lines that really support the mood of the tracks. Titles include "Osaka Blues", "Koto Song", "Zen is When", "Tokyo Traffic", and "Toki's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing, PC 9012, in fantastic shape!)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckOriginal Album Classics (Jazz Goes To College/Brubeck Plays Brubeck/Gone With The Wind/Brandenburg Gate/Jazz Impressions New York) (5CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1956/1959/1962/1963/1964. Used 5CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn great work from Dave Brubeck – exactly the kind of set we needed to remind us how great he is! The package brings together a number of lesser-known Brubeck sets – all of them gems – nicely wide-ranging, and filled with wonderful sounds – both from the core quartet with Paul Desmond, and with some slight variations on that aesthetic too! Titles include Brandenburg Gate Revisited – a beautiful larger work from Dave, with some wonderful strings; Brubeck Plays Brubeck, an edgey solo set; Jazz Goes To College, a groundbreaking live album; Jazz Impressions Of New York, a lovely sound-painting from the quartet; and Gone With The Wind, a record that has Dave, Paul, and crew doing some really wonderful things with familiar standards! 41 tracks in all – and all records packaged in cool LP-styled sleeves! CD

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Dave PietroEmbrace –Impressions Of Brazil ... CD
A Records (Netherlands), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Never Nothing", "Equanimity", "Interlude #1", "The Scene Between Two Unseens", "Canto Triste", "Cururu", "Interlude #2", "Remembrance", "Interlude #3", "And So It Is", "Hamartia", "Embrace", and "Choro Bandido". CD
(Out of print, sealed.)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronImpressions ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible early work from Mal Waldron – a trio session, but one with a lot of dark edges! The group features Addison Farmer on bass and Al Heath on drums – and the tracks are played with lots of shades of blue – and a nicely restrained modern edge that still has plenty of the soul Waldron was bringing to Prestige blowing sides of the late 50s, mixed with a sense of modernism that shows him advancing into territory of Randy Weston and Herbie Nichols! The record's a pivotal chapter in Waldron's career – definitely full of the sorts of impressions promised in the title – and tunes include the incredible "Champs Elysees", plus "Ciao", "All About Us", and "C'est Formidable". CD
(Early 90s OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ William S WalkerImpressions In Color ... LP
Bergstrom Papers, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool album – some unusual jazzy instrumentals, recorded in Chicago in support of a paper company! The musicians including a host of CSO and studio players, working in a mix of mod and easy instrumental styles – on titles that include "Harpanova", "Blue Line", "Color Me Waltz", "Bongolow", and "All At Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes glossy photos and press kit! Cover has light wear, a name in pen, and a few tape remnants on the back. Labels have small stickers.)

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✨✧ Ataraxia (Mort Garson)Unexplained – Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running through the mix – an early use of the electronics to explore the darker corners of reality, served up with lots of cool 70s occult touches – in a way that's oddly more timeless than some of the later projects of this nature from the industrial generation. Garson's range of tones is wonderful – from fuzzy bassy bits, to sparkling keyboard lines, to lots of spacey sounds in between – and titles include "I Ching", "Tarot", "Deja Vu", "Seance", "Sorcerer", and "Astral Projection". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Walt Dickerson QuartetVibes In Motion (Jazz Impressions Of Lawrence Of Arabia/Plays Unity) ... CD
Audio Fidelity/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1963/1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant little CD – one that features 2 rare 60s recordings by vibraphonist Walt Dickerson! First up is Unity, a session that has Dickerson in the company of pianist Walter Davis Jr. and drummer Andrew Cyrille. The record is very unusual for the time – as each side is one long track, both very open-ended, with a haunting approach to vibes that had yet to be cut on wax by any other player. Dickerson is as fantastic as always, and this session ranks right next to his classic "To My Queen" for sheer brilliance. Titles are "Unity" and "High Moon" – both with writing credits split between Dickerson and Sidney Frey, the guy who owned Audio Fidelity! This one's followed by Vibes In Motion, a strange little album – one that repackages Walt's Lawrence Of Arabia album in the early 60s, ostensibly because the big Arabia buzz had died down! Forget the "Lawrence Of Arabia" in the title, or any of the cheesy references that it might imply, because this LP is as great as any of Walt Dickerson's other records from the time, and it's got the same band that graced his Prestige recordings – Andrew Cyrille on drums, Henry Grimes on bass, and Austin Crow on piano. The music's a beautiful blend of piano and vibes, played with Dickerson's usual dark edge – and even though the compositions are from a familiar soundtrack of the time, Dickerson makes them into moody bases for improvisation over some exotic jazz changes. Beautiful all the way through – and featuring the tracks "That Is The Desert", "Motif", "Nefud Mirage", and "Voice Of The Guns". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes 25 tracks and features work with Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Smith, and others. CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Janko NilovicSoul Impressions/Drug Song ... 7-inch
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Two beautiful grooves from sound library genius Janko Nilovic – both of them completely sublime! "Soul Impressions" definitely lives up to its title, but has a special sort of flavor too – this cool way of stepping into the groove at the start, completely with a lightly lyrical flute line – then a nice building of wah wah guitar, horns, and other bits as the tune gets funkier and funkier! "Drug Song" is funky too – but in a trippy style that you might expect from the title – lots of fuzz on the guitar, a blown-out funky flute, and heavy drums too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Alonso Wilson De BrianoFantastic Variety In The Music Of Panama – The Winsor Style & Calypso Impressions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mokomizik (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful little record, and one that certainly lives up to the "fantastic variety" promise of its title! The set features work from Panamanian pianist Alonso Wilson De Briano – and although you'll see the word "calypso" in the title, the overall sound is maybe more like Cuban jazz of the time – heavy on Latin percussion, and touched with fantastic piano solos alongside the vocals – very sophisticated in sonic construction, but always rhythmic and grooving too! Some tunes have heavier horns, a few moments feel like descarga numbers, and the whole thing's great – with titles that include "My Brother Too", "San Miguel", "Carilimpia", "Tu Unico Amor", "Muchacha", "Windsor", "Me Voy A Panama", "Never Never", and "Lucky Yes I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Tom DisseveltFantasy In Orbit – An Astronaut's Impressions While Orbiting The Earth (mono & stereo pressing) ... LP
Philips/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album of early analogue electronics – originally issued with a title that billed it as "an astronaut's reflections while visiting the earth"! The sound here is way more outside than that, though – almost more as if the astronaut was an alien – with weird, spooky sounds that are mindblowing, and years ahead of their time – a great example of the kind of forward-thinking music Dissevelt was making back in the 60s. Some tracks have stark bleeps and pings, others are more low-end and atmospheric, and together the whole thing feels much more like some serious electronic experiment than any sort of kiddie space age set! Titles include "Woomerangs", "Ignition", "Spearhead", "Zanzi", "Anchor Chains", "Re-Entry", "Mexican Mirror", and "Pacific Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing – with both mono and stereo mixes!)

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✨✧ Rolf & Joachim KuhnImpressions Of New York ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the most expressive albums ever from German jazzmen Rolf and Joachim Kuhn – an obscure American date cut for Impulse Records in the late 60s! This session pairs the Kuhn brothers – on clarinet and piano, respectively – with John Coltrane's bassist Jimmy Garrison and Italian drummer Aldo Romano – a really global mix of musicians, with sounds that definitely show that reach of talents! Unlike some of their other recordings, which at their most out explored some of the further reaches of modal playing, this is quite free, with an unrelenting momentum that never seems to lose steam even in the contemplative moments, probably inspired by the fever pitch the "New Thing" was generating on the New York scene in the mid 60s. The improvisations don't ever trade their intuitive sense for outright noise – and the two side long parts of the New York suite are divided into sections: "Arrival", "The Saddest Day", "Reality", and "Predictions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo orange and black label pressing, with LW etch. Cover has a small cutout hole, and some light aging inside the gatefold – but is otherwise great.)
 
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AdmirationsWait Till I Get To Know You (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
One Der Ful, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An excellent group soul track from this male outfit from Chicago! The track's got a sweetly stepping midtempo groove – and there's a lead vocal in the front, and some great harmonies on the chorus. Vocals have a slightly breaking feel that reminds us a bit of The Impressions – something we like! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Striped label pressing.)

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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99 14.99
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label ABC/Impulse pressing. Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve impressions.)

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Louis BellsonThunderbird ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Duke Ellington's drummer from the 50's leads a thunderous octet that includes Harry Edison on trumpet, Sam Most on alto, and Jim Cook on tenor. Bellson's drums are out front, and he kicks the group nice and hard through tracks like "Thunderbird", "Nails", "No More Blues", and "Back On The Scene". Like Bellson's recordings from the 50's, this one sparkles with tightness and a good sense of play between the musicians. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC pressing. Vinyl has cosmetic sleeve impressions. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Billy ButlerRight Tracks – The Complete Okeh Recordings 1963 to 1966 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The complete Okeh label recordings of Billy Butler – Jerry Butler's lesser-known brother, but an even more grooving artist on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s! Billy's work at Okeh is easily some of the best of the all-great imprint – tracks that step, slide, and groove along in a flurry of tight-edged Chi-soul rhythms – nearly all of which are produced by the legendary Carl Davis, with arrangements from Johnny Pate and Riley Hampton! Billy's in the lead on vocals, but nearly all numbers have a strong harmony soul component too – support from The Four Enchanters or Chanters – in a mode that echoes The Impressions' style of the time somewhat, but which also carries more of the Butler-family emotive quality, thanks to the stronger lead. This is the first time all this material has ever been brought together so well – and the package features great notes and a number of previously unissued titles as well – including some rare versions and instrumentals that are sure to get some play from Northern Soul listeners. Titles include "Found True Love", "Lady Love", "Gotta Get Away", "Can't Live Without Her", "Right Track", "Boston Monkey", "Does It Matter", "Fighting A Losing Battle", "To Be Or Not To Be", "Singing The Blues", and "You're Gonna Be Sorry". CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyBig City Funk – Original Old School Breaks & Heavy Guitar Soul ... CD
Sussex/Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mad funk from one of the heaviest cats on the early 70s Detroit scene – guitar legend Dennis Coffey, finally given his due in a long-overdue collection of his best grooves for Sussex Records! Coffey's guitar has a sound that's been sampled countless times over the past 20 years – a raspy way of laying over a groove that's unlike anything else you'll ever hear – ringing out with a multi-tracked style that almost sounds like a mini-guitar section in itself! But even over and above the great guitar work, the rhythms here are equally great – the kinds of breaks the first broke big back in the old school, and which have continued to fill the crates for many years to come! Essential tracks all the way through – with a tremendous set list that includes "Son Of Scorpio", "Scorpio", "Taurus", "Theme From Enter The Dragon", "Chicano", "Lonely Moon Child", "Impressions Of", "Ride Sally Ride", "Getting It On", "Big City Funk", "Garden Of The Moon", "Whole Lot Of Love", "Capricorn's Thing", and "Guitar Big Band". CD features the bonus track "Outrageous". CD
(Out of print, Vampi Soul digipack pressing.)

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John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once – The Lost Album (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A rare gem that's worth all the attention it's bound to get over the years – never-issued material from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – an instrumental session recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on the day before his famous record with singer Johnny Hartman – completely fantastic throughout! The material here shows the group really starting to stretch out – Impressions would be their next record to follow, and its spirit is certainly in place here – as Coltrane blows magnificently on tenor and soprano sax, alongside McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's a few tunes that the group would fix on later, but which sound very different in this context – and there's even a few excellent numbers that didn't even receive titles at the time of recording. Tracks include "Untitled Original 11383", "Untitled Original 11386", "Slow Blues", "One Up One Down", "Vilia", "Impressions", and a short version of "Nature Boy". 2CD version features 7 more alternate takes – some very different! CD

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John ColtraneLive In 1962 ... CD
Unique, 1962. Used ... $3.99 5.99
A live performance by the classic quartet – with Coltrane on tenor and soprano sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks include "The Inch Worm", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", and "Impressions". CD
(Still sealed.)

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things – Coltrane At Newport ... CD
Impulse, 1963/1965. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Incredible work from John Coltrane's Newport Jazz Festival sets from 1963 and 1965 – totally amazing work from Trane and his superior quartet of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – nearly 1 1/2 hours of essential avant garde! This CD features a trio of pieces from each year, "I Want To Talk About You", "My Favorite Things" and "Impressions" from '63 – plus One Done, One Up and "My Favorite Things" from '65 – with an endearing intro by Father Norman O'Connor for the '65 parts. Includes the extended version of "Impressions" from the '63 appearance – the full 23+ minute version that's never been released until now! CD

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Debbie DebI'm Searchin (voc, isnt, short voc) ... 12-inch
Jam Packed, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Jam Packed sleeve, with unglued seams. Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve impressions and a snug spindle hole.)

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Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid 70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD

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Duke EllingtonFeaturing Johnny Hodges ... LP
Rarities, 1964/1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Mid 60s recordings from Toronto, featuring Johnny Hodges and vocals by Joya Sherrill. Titles include "My Heritage", "Soda Fountain Rag", "My People", "Rocking In Rhythm", "Impressions Of Far East", "Skinipoop", "Jam With Sam", "Take The A Train", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has some ringwear and aging.)

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FestivalsMusic/I'll Always Love You ... 7-inch
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A wonderful single from this incredible harmony group! The Festivals should have been as big as the Impressions, Artistics, or other Chicago groups of the time – as their sound was perfect – hitting on all burners, running high and low without ever missing a beat. Both cuts here are the group at their best – "Music" a tightly dancing groover, and "Always Love You" a sad, sweet mellow one that feels like a lost early Curtis Mayfield cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has light surface marks but plays well. Labels have light wear.)

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Stan GetzGetz At The Gate – The Stan Getz Quartet Live At The Village Gate 1961 ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic lost slice of work from Stan Getz – one that features an early 60s group that was barely recorded at all, and which really shows Getz stretching out right before his bossa nova years! The quartet features a very young Steve Kuhn on piano, the great Roy Haynes on drums, and John Neves on bass – a lineup that has only been featured on Stan's album with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer from the same year – but which sounds very different here without a second horn player in the lead! The tracks are long, and very open – and Stan's hitting modes that are a lot more like the sounds he'd reach during his Sweet Rain years, with the group that included Chick Corea – making this record a key bridge backwards, showing what might have happened to early 60s Getz, had the bossa nova recordings not dominated that time. Stan's tone is fantastic – and the solos are very open and fluid, given plenty of inspiration by Kuhn's piano, which is still yet to find its later voice, but which definitely has the right sense of space. Haynes and Neves are wonderful too – especially the latter, who's got this tone that's well-placed, but never dominating – a great complement to Roy's always-creative sense of rhythm. The whole thing's a delight – as essential an addition to Stan's catalog as the discovery of the Nobody Else But Me album in the CD era. Titles include "Wildwood", "Impressions", "Airegin", "Blues", "Woody N You", "Where Do You Go", "Yesterday's Gardenias", "It's You Or No One", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Grand YetPart Of Sweden Which Is Our Own ... LP
Grand Yet/KBH Production (Sweden), 1972. Very Good+ ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners, some surface wear, and ring impressions.)

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Slide HamptonWorld Of Trombones (West 54) ... LP
Black Lion/West 54, 1979. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The title's no lie, as Slide Hampton's working here with a very trombone-heavy group – a lineup that features 8 other players on the instrument - including Clifford Adams, Curtis Fuller, Papo Vasquez, Steve Turre, and Earl McIntyre! The only other music in the group is from the trio of Albert Dailey on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums – and Hampton's deft arranging skills really hone the larger group of players into a wonderful groove – one that still allows a fair bit of solo space, but which never lets things get cliched in a too-brassy sort of way. There's a leanness here that's really surprising, and at many points the rhythm section seems to drop out and let the trombones handle most of the sound in the set. Titles include "Con Alma", "Impressions", "Chorale", "Lester Leaps In", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear and some splitting in the spine.)

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Conrad HerwigLatin Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Astor, 1996. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful ensemble led by Conrad Herwig on trombone – with Brian Lynch and Ray Vega on trumpet, Dave Valentin on flutes, Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, Danilo Perez and Eddie Palmieri on piano, Richie Flores and Milton Cardona on percussion, and more! Tracks include "Afro-Blue"- "Blessing", "After The Rain", "Impressions", "India", and "A Love Supreme". CD

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Isley Jasper IsleyCaravan Of Love ... LP
CBS, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A huge 80s moment for the Isley Brothers empire – a set that has Ernie and Marvin Isley stepping away from the main group with Chris Jasper – to reinvent their sound for the 80s! The record still has all the slinky soul and upbeat funk of the Isley material from the late 70s – but also pushes the groove in a slightly different way – often using leaner arrangements that are focused on beats, basslines, and keyboards – which only seem to make the warm vocals of the trio sound even more seductive in the end! There's that subtle sense of majesty that the group always had in their music at their height – an influence that might well come from the presence of Jasper – and the album's noteworthy for the wonderful "Caravan Of Love", a soulful spiritual tune that's kind of to 80s soul what The Impressions "People Get Ready" was to 60s soul! The album's got a good mellow harmony sound, and other titles include "Liberation", "I Can Hardly Wait", "Insatiable Woman", and "If You Believe In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Rolf & Joachim KuhnLifeline ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 2012. New Copy 2LP ... About July 29, 2022 (delayed)
The brilliant return of Rolf and Joachim Kuhn to Impulse Records – and a set that's every bit as their landmark album for the label in the 60s! As with that classic – Impressions Of New York – there's a sound here that's let free right from the start – bold stepping forward by both players, with piano and clarinet interwoven together in lines that are free, yet still have an inherent sort of pulse – guided subtly by the work of John Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums! What's truly amazing is that the Kuhns sound as vibrant, urgent, and potent as ever – as if the passage of decades hasn't dimmed them a bit, and that they're still breaking down barriers of jazz with a record like this. Titles include "Girona", "Lion's Speech", "Mosquitas", "A Little Time Machine", "Light Year", and "Researching Has No Limits". LP, Vinyl record album

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Major LanceBest Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Killer work from one of the best 60s soul talents of the Windy City! Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – thanks to some great tunes penned by Curtis Mayfield, and stellar production from the legendary Carl Davis! In a way, Lance's sound was a key culmination of the modes that had been bubbling under in the hometown indies like Vee Jay and Chess – taken slightly to the next level, and brought more into the mainstream by Okeh. Many of the arrangements here are by the massive Johnnie Pate – who gives the record the same sort of brilliance as the best 60s Impressions work on ABC – and the titles include "Ain't No Soul", "Investigate", "Um Um Um Um Um Um", "The Monkey Time", "Wait Till I Get You In My Arms", "Delilah", "Rhythm", "Hey Little Girl", "It's The Beat", "The Matador", "Ain't It A Shame", "You Don't Want Me No More", "You Belong To Me My Love", and "Sometimes I Wonder". CD

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Harold MabernMabern Plays Coltrane ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
One of the most soulful records we've heard in years from the late pianist Harold Mabern – and that's saying a hell of a lot, as Harold gave us plenty of soulful sets during his many years on the planet! The record is as fantastic as you might guess from the title – as Mabern takes on tunes made famous by John Coltrane, but delivers the goods in this soaring style that's very much his own – and maybe most specifically, at a level that recalls the vibe he first hit in the 60s when playing with Lee Morgan, and then took to even newer heights on some of his fantastic 70s material – particularly recordings with reedman Frank Strozier! Here, the reeds are handled by Eric Alexander on tenor and Vincent Herring on alto – a hell of a pair – and the group also features really strong work from Steve Davis on trombone, who's really at the top of his game throughout. The rest of the group feature the familiar team of John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – both also really rising to the occasion – and although we'll not be hearing much from Mabern in years to come, this set is a hell of a farewell. Titles include "Impressions", "Blue Train", "Naima", "Straight Street", "My Favorite Things", and "Dahomey Dance". CD

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ManhattansManhattans Sing For You & Yours – Golden Carnival Classics Part 2 (Collectables pressing) ... LP
Carnival/Collectables, 1968. Sealed ... $6.99
A heck of a great 60s soul album – one that we'd rank right up there with the best by the Impressions from the time – perfectly put together without a bit of filler! The set's the second full length set by The Manhattans – one of the few groups of their time who could really pull off such an all-original set without a lot of outside help. The tracks are all wonderfully fresh – and run from beautiful mellow harmony numbers to some harder, more fast-stomping upbeat dancefloor tunes! Titles include "I Wanna Be", "I Call It Love", "Sweet Little Girl", "I Betcha", "All I Need Is Your Love", "It's That Time Of Year", and "For The Very First Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s issue, still sealed, with some light wear and faded marker.)

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Curtis MayfieldCurtis (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, 1970. Used ... $6.99
A mindblowing solo set from Curtis Mayfield – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal masterpiece – to the career of Curtis what the early solo albums of Issac Hayes were to his own genius – a bold, unfettered statement of pride and power – of the sort that would both make Mayfield and the Curtom Records label forces to be reckoned with in the 70s. Every cut is a classic – and titles include "Move On Up", "If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", "Wild & Free", "Give It Up", "The Makings Of You", "The Other Side Of Town", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue". Extra tracks include demo versions of "Power to the People", "Underground", "Readings in Astrology", "Suffer", and the single version of "(Don't Worry) If There Is a Hell Below We're All Going To Go". CD

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Curtis MayfieldGive, Get, Take And Have ... LP
Curtom, 1976. Very Good- ... $9.99
An overlooked mid 70s gem from Curtis Mayfield – a record that's recorded with a slightly less righteous mode than his earliest work for Curtom – but still plenty darn great! The emphasis here is on warmer, sweeter styles – tunes that mix a subtle approach to funk with some great warm vocals from Curtis – in a way that re-exposes his talents as a singer of the kind of love-themed and tender tracks that first got him started in The Impressions! Rich Tufo handled the arrangements, and the sound is great – as perfect a version of mellow soul as the earlier records were a version of funky soul – with loads of slinky little numbers that include "Mr Welfare Man", "Soul Music", "Only You Babe", "Get A Little Bit", "Party Night", and "This Love Is Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear & edge wear, with light splitting, small peel on back corner.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomerySilver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1965/1966. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Impressions", "Mellow Mood", "Misty", "Portrait Of Jenny", "If You Could See Me Now", and "James & Wes". Featuring Wynton Kelly on piano, Jimmy Smith on organ, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery In Paris – The Definitive ORTF Recording ... CD
Resonance, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Beautifully-recorded material by the great Wes Montgomery – some fairly open-ended tracks recorded for French radio in the 60s – with guest work from tenorist Johnny Griffin on a number of tunes! The core group here is great enough on its own – as Wes' guitar is backed by superb piano from Harold Mabern – who's really opening his flow at this time in his career, and makes for some really imaginative collaboration here with Montgomery – and the rest of the combo features tight rhythm from Arthur Harper on bass and Jimmy Lovelace on drums. The addition of Griffin is a nice surprise – especially as Montgomery wasn't often playing with tenor in a small group setting by this point – and titles include "Twisted Blues", "Blue N Boogie/West Coast Blues", "Full House", "To wane", "Jingles", "Impressions", "Four On Six", and "Round Midnight". CD

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RaekwonLex Diamond Story ... LP
Universal, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Raekwon's third album, featuring appearances by Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface, Havoc, Capone, Sheek Louch and others. Tracks include "Pit Bull Fights", "King Of Kings", "Smith Bros.", "Robbery", "Planet Of The Apes", "Once Upon A Time", "Musketeers Of Pig Valley", "Ice Cream, Pt.2" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Explicit promo in a stickered sleeve, with ring impressions, lightly bent corners, and large peeled patches in back.)

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis (1966) ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1966. Near Mint- ... $39.99
An excellent early album by one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record captures Elis Regina at a prime early stage – when her voice was raw and filled with emotion, and when she was backed by some excellent arrangements that blended jazz, bossa, and more complicated vocal settings. The material is handled extremely well – and the set list includes many early versions of songs by some of Brazil's best writers, like "Cancao Do Sal" by Milton Nascimento, "Sonho De Maria" by Marcos Valle, "Tem Mais Samba" by Chico Buarque, "Lunik 9" and "Roda" by Gilberto Gil, "Pra Dizer Adeus" by Edu Lobo, and "Boa Palavra" by Caetano Veloso. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing. Cover has light ring impressions, some edge wear, and is bent a bit around the edges.)

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Todd RundgrenFaithful ... LP
Bearsville, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with some ringwear, a small sticker spot, and some surface impressions in back.)

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Bud ShankHeritage ... LP
Concord, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great small group set from Cali reed giant Bud Shank – playing alto here with Bill Mays on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Steve Schaeffer on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve impressions. Cover has light wear.)

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SheppardsGolden Classics ... LP
Collectables, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Some of the bigger early tracks by this legendary early soul combo from Chicago! The group really managed to bridge the doo wop and the soul years – in a style that few other groups (save perhaps Chitown contemporaries like The Impressions & Dells) managed to do. There's a total of 18 cuts on here, which should be a nice enough introduction – and titles include "Island Of Love", "Loving You", "Elevator Operator", "Glitter In Your Eyes", "It's Crazy", "Tragic", "Just When I Needed You Most", and "Just Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and bumped corners.)

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Lonnie SmithWhen The Night Is Right ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Great later work from Lonnie Smith – a set that's quite different than his initial Hammond material for Blue Note – but equally excellent in its own sort of way! The album has Lonnie playing both Fender Rhodes and organ – the former with this sweet, tight groove that's mighty nice – a bit like when Johnny Hammond or Jack McDuff touched the instrument on their own albums from the 70s – with all the chunky, funky qualities learned from their solos on the Hammond. Production is by Sonny Lester, and the groups here are relatively big, which gives a bit of a blacksploitation funk to the record – but part of the record also has a leaner group with Joe Lovano on tenor, blowing some beautifully extended solos – as well as George Benson on guitar. Titles include a great ten minute take on "Impressions" – plus "Apex", "Lean Meat", "When The Night Is Right", and "It's Changed". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie Smith/John AbercrombieAfro Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1993. Used ... $19.99 24.99
That's Dr Lonnie Smith, to you – grooving greatly here on one of those sweet mid 90s sessions that really returned his organ talents to the jazz-buying public! The group on the date is co-led with guitarist John Abercrombie – a player whose work has graced soul jazz sets over the years, but who's also best known for the airier tones of his ECM recordings – tones that sometimes surface here, but which are then quickly turned into the more focused sounds needed to match Smith's clean lines on the Hammond! There's no bassist at all on the date – Lonnie handles most of that with the organ – drums are by Marvin Smitty Smith. Titles include "Impressions", "Greensleeves", "Afro Blue", and "Bessie's Blues" – all tributes to Coltrane, natch! CD adds in 3 bonus tracks to the original album. CD
(Out of print – with obi!)

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Soul StirrersResting Easy ... LP
Checker, 1966. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Sockin gospel soul from The Soul Stirrers – an album recorded with some distinct traces of the secular soul production of the Chess Chicago scene, and some great production by Gene Barge! In a way, the overall feel of the set is almost the same as the mid 60s work by The Impressions – done with excellent harmonies and a solid sound that has some traces of the earlier approach of the group during their Sam Cooke years, but which also goes for the more unbridled mid 60s group soul sound. Really great all the way through, and filled with excellent originals that include "You Can Count On Me", "Well Done", "Oh What A Meeting", "Yes I Do", and "World Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Strawberry Alarm ClockWorld In A Sea Shell ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Fantastic sunshine pop from the Strawberry Alarm Clock – an album that's a bit trippy, a lot sunny – and just the right mix of psych and harmony soul! There's some wonderful overlooked nuggets on the record – tunes that go past their chart hits, and which really remind us that the group was definitely a cut above most of their contemporaries – with these edges and surprises that really keep things interesting. The mighty George Tipton helped arrange some of the best cuts – and titles include the massive "Barefoot In Baltimore" – a perfect bridge between the earlier 60s harmony sounds, and the headier mode of the later generation – as well as the tracks "Sea Shell", "Lady Of The Lake", "A Million Smiles Away", "Shallow Impressions", and "Eulogy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with T-1 matrix and small DCT etch. Cover has cutout hole, discloration from age, and a lightly bumped corner.)

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Wagner Tiso & Cesar Camargo MarianoTodas As Teclas ... LP
Barclay (Brazil), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Duo work from these two great Brazilian pianists! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring impressions.)

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Stanley TurrentineSugar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1970. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
A bit hit for Stanley Turrentine – and a pretty darn nice record of extended groovers, with a harder sound than you might expect from the tongue-licking cover, and a title of Sugar! The record's only got three cuts – one of them Stanley's famous version of "Sugar", the other two pretty nice ones ("Sunshine Alley" and "Impressions") – all done in a mode that sounds a lot more like harder Prestige sessions from the same time – that great period when the label was stretching out with some electric piano jazz funk. Butch Cornell's on organ, and his work on the album's part of its success, as is the nice hard drumming of Billy Kaye, who actually hits an Idris Muhammad-ish groove at parts! Titles include "Sugar", "Sunshine Alley", and "Impressions". Also features the track "Gibraltar", and a live version of "Sugar". CD
(Out of print, 2010 pressing. Digipack case has some edgewear and a small index sticker on the spine.)

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Vanilla FudgeVanilla Fudge ... LP
Atco, 1967. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of the coolest concepts for a record in the 60s – and a set that's the first, and maybe crowning achievement of Vanilla Fudge! The set's mighty trippy – and often offers up very weird, fuzzy remakes of songs that were more mainstream hits for other artists in the 60s – tunes by The Beatles, Zombies, Impressions, and others – taken into really weird new territory by the group's jamming fuzz guitar, stark rhythms, and dark sensibilities. Genius Shadow Morton produced and directed the whole thing – which is one of his crowning achievements, and a great commentary on some of the more mainstream pop he was producing at the time. Titles include "Illusions Of My Childhood", "Eleanor Rigby", "Ticket To Ride", "Bang Bang", "She's Not There", "Take Me For A Little While", and "You Keep Me Hanging On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has an old price sticker remnant.)

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Nancy WilsonKeep You Satisfied ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99 7.99
A great later set from Nancy Wilson – recorded in Japan with arrangements by pianist Masahiko Satoh, but in a warmly glowing mode that's right in step with Nancy's maturing vocal style! The sound is often mellow, but grooves from time to time with a jazzy flourish – kind of an even more sophisticated version of the styles explored by Wilson at the tail end of her Capitol years. Titles include "Just To Keep You In My Life", "Early Morning", "We've Got Love", "Winter Green & Summer Blue", "Just To Keep You Satisfied", "Is It Too Late", and "Heaven Bound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear at the opening and light ring impressions.)

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Chicago Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A massive tribute to the genius of soul in the Windy City – a wonderful compilation that really gets at the special sound Chicago brought into play during the early years of soul! The set is filled with key cuts from the Chi-town scene of the time – some of them lesser-known that the famous hits always associated with our hometown – and beautifully selected to really capture a moment when soul music was first starting to come together as a style! You can definitely hear roots from Chicago blues, gospel, and R&B in the cuts – but they're definitely all soul, all the way through – a killer batch of nuggets that manages to offer up fresh bits from some big names, and uncover some great cuts by some less familiar folks. The package features full track-by-track notes on the tunes by Bill Dahl – and titles include "Tragic" by The Sheppards, "At The Party "by Wade Flemons, "Hi Diddley Dee Dum Dum" By The Dells, "Tell Him" by The Drew-Vels, "I've Got A Girl" by Major Lance, "Senorita I Love You" by The Impressions, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" by Don & Bob, "My Heart Cries" by Etta & Harvey, "Isle Of Sirens" by Jerry Butler, "Enchanted Garden" by The Accents, "You've Got A Great Love" by The Chanteurs, "Father Knows Best" by The Radiants, "Let Em Try" by Rosco Gordon, "Behind The Curtains" by Jan Bradley, and "Puppy Love" by Barbara Lewis. CD

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VariousBirth Of Soul Vol 1 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The first volume of a really special series of soul compilations – titles that are specially chosen to look at those key years when the genre was first getting started – coming together out of strands of postwar jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel – into the kind of music that really blossomed big in the 60s! The set pulls together tracks from a number of different directions – work from the east, the south, and Chicago – all of which represent the shift from R&B to the soul sound that dominated in the 60s, with a careful focus on formative tracks that really set a new standard that others took up and ran with in later years – including some of the artists who are also part of this set! Tracks include "You'll Lose A Good Thing" by Barbara Lynn, "Mockingbird" by Inez & Charlie Foxx, "Cry Baby" by Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters, "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" by The Tams, "Merrry-Go-Round" by Marv Johnson, "Hey Girl" by Freddie Scott, "Part Time Love" by Little Johnny Taylor, "Gypsy Woman" by The Impressions, "You're Not The Guy For Me" by Ernestine Anderson, "Oh My Angel" by Bertha Tillman, "Daddy Rollin Stone" by Derek Martin, and "I Do" by The Marvelows. CD

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✨✧ VariousBrand New Bag Vol 3 – #1 Soul Hits Of The 60's & Some That Should Have Been ... CD
Relativity, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Ben E. King, Jackie Wilson, Barbara George, Gene Chandler, Esther Phillips, The Impressions, Garnet Mimms And The Enchanters, Barbara Lynn, Little Johnny Taylor, Bessie Banks, and more. CD

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VariousClassic Rhythm & Blues Collection – 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Time Life, 1960s. Used 2 CDS ... $8.99
Music from the Four Tops, Percy Sledge, the Supremes, the Miracles, Fontella Bass, the Impressions, the Supremes, the Temptations, James Brown, Eddie Floyd, Lou Rawls, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 3 ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The third volume in one of the most popular soul series we've ever stocked! The CD features 25 rare soul tunes – from a variety of northern and southern sources, all of them hard-to-find gems with a deep soul sound that's dripping with sincere emotion and raw songsmithery. Brit soul DJ/collector/writer Dave Godin put the set together – and it would be hard to find a more loving collection of tunes with such a no-nonsense approach to the material. Titles include "Thanks For Yesterday" by Eddie & Ernie, "I'm Undecided" by Toussaint McCall, "Who Are You Gonna Love" by Rozetta Johnson, "I Paid For The Party" by The Enchanters, "Too Far Gone To Turn Around" by JR Bailey, "My Deceiving Heart" by The Impressions, "I'm Missing You" by Loretta Williams, "Let Me Down Easy" by Betty Lavette, "Don't Leave Me Baby" by Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights, "Like It Stands" by Robert Ramsey, and "Look At The Boy" by Jean Plum. CD

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VariousMore Perfect Harmony – Sweet Soul Groups 1967 to 1975 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Harmony soul – our favorite kind of soul – served up in a sublime batch of 24 rare tunes from the late 60s and early 70s, presented in an all-legit package with great sound and well-done notes! As with the first volume, there's a strong influence here from mid 60s Impressions – a crackling vocal approach that's honest, personal, and heartfelt – and never too smooth, even when the sound is sweet and warm. There's also a few well-chosen female group soul tunes on the set – nicely offsetting the mostly-male approach to harmony with some key cuts that remind us that the girls could often go a deep in the genre as the guys. The whole thing floats along on a heavenly cloud of vocals and lightly-done backings – perfect late nite listening, and a must-have set for any fan of the genre! Titles include "Keep On Trying" by The Invincibles, "Chapel Bells Are Calling" by The Insiders, "You're Gonna Make It" by The Festivals, "Daydreamer" by CC & Company, "I Like The Way You Love Me" by Foxy, "So Glad You're Home" by The Superbs, "Things Will Be Better" by The Just Brothers, "I'm Still Here" by The Notations, "Never Will I" by The Magnificent Seven, and "Someone Else's Arms" by Channel 3. CD

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VariousPeople Get Ready – The Curtis Mayfield Songbook ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
Curtis Mayfield is a hell of a singer – as most folks know from his work in the Impressions, and his later solo classics of the 70s – and he's also a hell of a songwriter too, one who was very generous with his magical material, right from the start! Back in the 60s, Curtis was sharing his songs with other up-and-coming soul singers on the Chicago scene – some of whom he was also producing in the studio, as well – and as the decade moved into the 70s, others were soon picking up Mayfield's tunes – both for their ability to deliver a personal message, and for the larger political agenda that was always in the music too! This really well-done collection brings together two dozen of Curtis' best songs, handled by other folks – mostly from the 60s and early 70s, but with a few surprises from later years too – all supported with a really great collection of notes and other information too. Titles include "Man's Temptation" by the Jackson 5, "Behind The Curtains" by Jan Bradley, "Rainbow (alt)" by Gene Chandler, "Monkey Time" by The Miracles, "I'm So Proud" by Main Ingredient, "Give Me Your Love" by Barbara Mason, "That's What Love Will Do" by The Gaylads, "Never Stop Loving Me" by Keni Burke, "I've Been Trying" by Jerry Butler, "Queen Majesty" by The Techniques, "It's All Over" by Walter Jackson, "Mama Didn't Lie" by The Orlons, "He Will Break Your Heart" by Freddie Scott, "People Get Ready" by Dionne Warwick, "Need To Belong" by Isaac Hayes, "Make Me Believe In You" by Patti Jo, "Let's Do It Again (single edit)" by The Staple Singers, "Look Into Your Heart (single edit)" by Aretha Franklin, and "The Makings Of You" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Classics Of The 60s ... CD
Pickwick (UK), 1960s. Used ... $3.99
Music from Fontella Bass,Tommy Tucker,Shirley Ellis,Lee Dorsey,Dobie Gray,Judy Clay & William Bell,The Isley Brothers,Ramsey Lewis,Ike & Tina Turner,The Tams,The Impressions, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoul From The Cities Vol 2 – Chicago ... CD
Richmond/Demon (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A nice little collection of Chicago soul – featuring mostly Carl Davis-produced tracks from the Brunswick and Chi-Sound labels, stretching back to the late 60s, and running up until the end of the 70s. There's a good mix of styles on here – but the work is all strongly linked by Davis' high level of quality in the studio, and by his willingness to keep a nice groove in a track, no matter what the pace. Titles include "There It Is" by Lionel Hampton, "Oh Boy" by Dana Valery, "It's Cool" by Walter Jackson, "Lady Lady Lady" by Barbara Acklin, "Wrapped, Tied, & Tangled" by Lavern Baker, "Especially For You" by Manchild, "Come To My Party" by The Impressions, "The Girl Turned Me On" by Jackie Wilson, "Windy City Theme" by Windy City Orchestra, and "Love Uprising" by Otis Leavill. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Shots Vol 3 ... CD
Rhino, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks by The Impressions, The Capitols, Eddie Floyd, Brenda Holloway, OV Wright, James Carr, and Tony Clarke. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousStop The War – Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
The Vietnam war was tough on most folks in the US – but it's no secret that it was especially tough on black Americans – who were often given little choice and little chance to get out of the callup to the military action – which left a huge impression on their community for years to come! This package documents the affect of Vietnam in soul music – in ways that are both direct and more subtle, as the package blends together a number of tracks that you likely don't know at all, and others that you might have missed as being critical of the war – as there's more subtle messaging going on, a lesson that was learned during the Civil Rights era, when a mellower lyric might get more mainstream circulation – as a call to action that a change was going to come. The quality of cuts here is wonderful – as well-selected as some of the Ace/Kent collections of rare soul music on small labels – and there's definitely a few here that we're hearing for the first time, alongside other numbers that really sound great in the setting. Titles include "Fighting For My Baby" by Donald Jenkins, "Lonely Soldier" by William Bell, "Letter To A Buddie" by Joe Medwick, "I Want To Come Home For Christmas" by Marvin Gaye, "My Ship Is Coming In Tomorrow" by The Pace Setters, "Johnny" by King Hannibal, "Going On Strike" by The Emotions, "Uncle Sam" by Jimmy Hughes, "My Soldier Boy Is Coming Home" by The Shirelles, "Glad To Be Home" by Charles Smith & Jeff Cooper, "The War Is Over My Brother" by The Sensational Saints, "Home To Stay" by RB Greaves, "Stop The War" by The Impressions, "Wish You Were Here With Me" by The Fawns, "VC Blues" by Allen Orange, "Promise That You'll Wait" by Michael Lizzmore, "Men Are Getting Scarce" by Chairmen Of The Board, and "Leave Him Alone" by Stu Gardner. CD

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VariousTribute To Curtis Mayfield ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $2.99
An all-star tribute to the great Curtis Mayfield – served up by a generation of artists who were influenced by his classic work! The set mixes soul singers and pop stars – in a really surprising lineup of tracks that includes "The Makings Of You" by Aretha Franklin, "Choice Of Colors" by Gladys Knight, "Gypsy Woman" by Bruce Springsteen, "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Stevie Wonder, "Woman's Got Soul" by BB King, "Keep On Pushin" by Tevin Campbell, "Fool For You" by The Impressions & Bradford Marsalis, "I'm So Proud" by The Isley Brothers, "Look Into Your Heart" by Whitney Houston, "Billy Jack" by Lenny Kravitz, "Amen" by Elton John & The Sounds Of Blackness, "If There's A Hell Below" by Narada Michael Walden, and "Let's Do It Again" by The Repercussions and Curtis Mayfield himself! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once – The Lost Album (2CD UHQ CD Japanese pressing) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem that's worth all the attention it's bound to get over the years – never-issued material from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – an instrumental session recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on the day before his famous record with singer Johnny Hartman – completely fantastic throughout! The material here shows the group really starting to stretch out – Impressions would be their next record to follow, and its spirit is certainly in place here – as Coltrane blows magnificently on tenor and soprano sax, alongside McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's a few tunes that the group would fix on later, but which sound very different in this context – and there's even a few excellent numbers that didn't even receive titles at the time of recording. Tracks include "Untitled Original 11383", "Untitled Original 11386", "Slow Blues", "One Up One Down", "Vilia", "Impressions", and a short version of "Nature Boy". 2CD version features 7 more alternate takes – some very different! CD
(Japanese UHQ CD pressing – with obi!)
Also available Both Directions At Once – The Lost Album (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Live In Paris – 17 Novembre 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful live work from the John Coltrane Quartet – tracks recorded in Paris during a famous 1962 European tour – and material that we're not sure we've seen anywhere else! The group here is, of course, that masterful lineup of Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – really stretching out on long tracks that are full of modal energy, emphasized very strongly by Tyner and Garrison – and which have these beautiful solos from John that are very exploratory in both tone and phrasing, but which still hang more on the inside edge of the spectrum than his live work from a few years later. The set features a spoken introduction from Norman Granz – then moves into a 22 minute take on "Impressions", a 23 minute version of "My Favorite Things", and a 15 minut reading of "Mr PC" – plus a shorter, soulful ballad reading of "Everytime We Say Goodbye". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneNewport, New York, Alabama, 1963 – Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1963. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a key year in the evolution of the John Coltrane sound – and live material that really shows just how much the group was opening up away from the studio! We love Coltrane's Impulse records from this year to death, but live performances also really illuminate the growing genius of the group and their sense of expression – heard first here in a set of three tracks from Newport (not the same as on the Impulse live album) – by a group that features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and a surprising Roy Haynes on drums. Coltrane blows tenor and soprano – and titles include a 17 minute version of "My Favorite Things", an 15 minute take on "Impressions", and an 8 minute reading of "I Want To Talk About You". Next are more tracks recorded at Birdland in 1963 – with the classic quartet stretching out on "Afro Blue", "I Want To Talk About You", and "The Promise" – and doing two studio versions of "Alabama" and "Your Lady". CD

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✨✧ John Coltrane with Eric DolphyComplete Copenhagen Concert – Falkonercentret, Copenhagen, Novembe 20, 1961 ... CD
Magnetic (Luxembourg), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Delilah", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Impressions", "Naima", and "My Favorite Things (Included Two False Starts)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid 70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD
Also available That's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Fat BoysFat Boys ... LP
Sutra, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Kurtis Blow-produced debut album by The Fat Boys! We'll say it: respect is due to The Fat Boys – novelty status, fat comedy cliches and Disorderlies aside. If you're a child of the early 80s, there's a reasonable chance The Fat Boys were the first rap group you ever heard – and that alone makes them no joke if you ask us. Another thing: the best of their cuts are pretty damn nice and hold up as well some of the best rap circa '84 – and this debut album indeed features some of their best cuts. Includes "Stick 'Em", "Fat Boys", "The Place To Be", "Human Beat Box", "Can You Feel It?", "Don't You Dog Me" & "Jailhouse Rap". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has a small cutout hole, ring impressions, wavy corners, and a stain along the spine.)

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✨✧ Final SolutionBrotherman ... CD
Numero, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A never-heard soundtrack for a never-seen film – and a record that's every bit as funky as better-known sets from the blacksploitation era! Final Solution were a small time group from Chicago's west side in the 70s, but on this wicked little soundtrack they sparkle just as brightly as Isaac Hayes, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, or any of our favorite soundtrack soul artists from the time – working in a really righteous approach to soul with lots of heavy rhythms on the bottom and rumbling bass in the mix – so that even when the tunes are mellow, there's still a bold, brash sort of power to the set! The vocals are mostly delivered in harmony style, again with a nice edge – a bit like The Impressions work on Three The Hard Way, but with more of an indie soul feel overall, given the production circumstances. Once again, our hats are off to Numero for unearthing this gem – and as usual, the full tale of the group, the movie, and the music is told at length in the accompanying 16 page booklet! Titles include "Brotherman", "Never Coming Back Again", "I Don't Care", "Girl In My Life", "Gotta Get Through To You", "One Day", "I'm Ready For Love", "Theme From Brotherman", "No Place To Run", and "We Can Work It Out". CD
(Includes a bonus Numero Trading card too!)

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✨✧ HarumiHarumi ... LP
Verve/Forecast, 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the trippiest albums recorded for Verve in the 60s – a unique 2LP set by Japanese psych artist Harumi – and a record that stands proudly next to the best by Zappa or the Velvets at the time! The double-length space of the record really helps give it some shape – as Harumi starts out sweet, then gets a bit wilder, and increases the sense of experimentation as the set rolls on – so that the final track is a side-long psychedelic jam that's topped with spoken passages by Harumi's parents and sister! We like the poppier tunes the best, though – and they feature a mix of orchestrations, fuzzy guitar, and vibes – all layered with a really beautiful sense of sound, to accompany vocals by Harumi and Rosko. There's a gentle, breezy, and sometimes slightly funky quality to these numbers – Sunshine Pop with a trace of jazz – and exactly the kind of psyche album you might imagine from Verve in the 60s! Titles include "Sugar In Your Tea", "Caravan", "Hunters Of Heaven", "Talk About It", "First Impressions", "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do", "Hello", "What A Day For Me", "We Love", "Fire By The River", and "Samurai Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – a great copy! Cover has a small cutout hole in one corner.)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesImpulse Years ... LP
Impulse, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Most of the tracks on this 2 LP set are not from Jones' solo records but rather songs under the direction of others, mainly John Coltrane but also Frank Foster and Sonny Rollins. Some of the Coltrane titles are the drum solo from "Pursuance", "Impressions", "Your Lady", and "Vigil". Other titles are Foster's "Shiny Stockings" and "We Kiss In A Shadow" with Rollins. There are of course several other all star players who turn up on these songs such as McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sean KhanSupreme Love – A Journey Through Coltrane ... CD
BBE (UK), 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful setting for the talents of UK saxophonist Sean Khan – a set that features some great tracks from the John Coltrane songbook, plus original material too – all served up in that cosmic version of future jazz that we've loved from some of Sean's previous albums! Yet there's also a richness here that goes beyond those – a sense of larger arrangements that really brings a sort of majesty to the record – a vibe that has Khan continuing the legacy of London contemporaries like Nathan Haines and Chris Bowden on some of their best recordings! The album also features work from older greats Peter King on alto sax and Jim Mullins on guitar, and the Cinematic Orchestra's Heidi Vogel adds lyrics to a few tunes too. Titles include "Cousin Mary", "Equinox", "Impressions", "Giant Steps", "Moment's Notice", "Savage Detectives", "Love Supreme", "Starchild", "Afro Blue", "Emilia's Pick", "Azawala", and "Naima". CD

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✨✧ Harold Land & Carmell JonesHarold Land/Carmell Jones Quintets – Complete Studio Recordings ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Lonehill (Spain), Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest jazz pairings on the LA scene in the early 60s – presented here in a 2CD set with nearly 4 albums' worth of material! First up is the well-titled Remarkable Carmell Jones – one of the few sessions cut as a leader by trumpeter Carmell Jones – a wonderfully talented player from LA, who was one of the leading lights in that city's hardbop scene during the early 60s! The set grooves like the best Blue Note sessions of the time – Jones leading a combo that features Harold Land on tenor, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Leon Pettis on drums – all working with a careful blend of soul jazz and modern influences, on a wonderful batch of well-written tunes. Titles include "I'm Gonna Go Fishing", "Night Tide", "Sad March", and "Stellisa". Next is the album Hear Ye, recorded for Atlantic in 1962, under the leadership of Land and Red Mitchell – a nice set from the LA hard bop/soul jazz underground – and it features great solo work by Land, Frank Strazzeri, and the underrecorded trumpet genius Carmell Jones! The album's got a lot more to offer than meets the eye – and is filled with lively lyrical original compositions like "Comara", "Pari Passu", "Catacomb", and "Triplin Awhile". The whole thing's a great bridge between Land's earlier sessions under his own name, and his later, similar partnership with Bobby Hutcherson. Next up are 4 titles from the album Business Meetin – the tracks on that set that only feature a small group with Jones and Land in the company of Frank Strazzeri on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Donald Dean on drums – on tracks that include "That's Good", "Suearl", "Hip Trolley", and "Beautiful Love". Last up is the album Jazz Impressions Of Folk Music, originally issued under Land's name for Imperial Records – and part of a short-lived early 60s attempt to make jazz cash in on the folk boom. 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". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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