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Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith24 Karat Hits ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A collection of 24 songs that are not necessarily popular because Jimmy Smith played them – they are, as the front cover indicates, some of the "all time best sellers". The tracks include songs from 12 previous Verve records and they include "Funky Broadway", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Goldfinger", "I'm An Old Cowhand", "John Brown's Body", "C Jam Blues", "I'm Your Hoochie Cooche Man", "Bashin", "One Mint Julep", and "Hobo Flats". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, surface wear, and aging.)

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Jimmy SmithAt Club Baby Grand Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 About October 20, 2021
Jimmy Smith heard in the kind of setting that spawned him – playing live at Delaware's Club Baby Grand – just the sort of smoky little jazz room that initially fostered his talents! The liveness of the set brings a really nice edge to the album – a sound that's grittier than some of Jimmy Smith's studio work of the early Blue Note years – and which features him really stretching out on the Hammond, taking close to 10 minutes to run through each tune – and that's saying a lot, given that there's hardly any other soloists! The rest of the group features Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums – and tracks on this first volume include "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Where Or When", "Rosetta", and "The Preacher". CD

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Jimmy SmithAt Club Baby Grand Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 About October 20, 2021
Jimmy Smith heard in the kind of setting that spawned him – playing live at Delaware's Club Baby Grand – just the sort of smoky little jazz room that initially fostered his talents! The liveness of the set brings a really nice edge to the album – a sound that's grittier than some of Jimmy Smith's studio work of the early Blue Note years – and which features him really stretching out on the Hammond, taking close to 10 minutes to run through each tune – and that's saying a lot, given that there's hardly any other soloists! The rest of the group features Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums – and tracks on this second volume include "Caravan", "Get Happy", "It's All Right With Me", and "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing". CD

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Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A partner album of sorts to Jimmy Smith's classic Midnight Special album – recorded during the same sessions as that one, and also featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar! The sound here is almost even more open and stretched out – with only 4 long tracks on the album, 2 on each side – all offering up plenty of room for Jimmy to hit the Hammond with that keenly imaginative approach to a solo he was showing at this time – a style that proved that the instrument could do a lot more than just make weird noises or pump up the rhythm. Turrentine's tenor more than matches Jimmy's solos for imagination – and titles include "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Messy Bessie", "Minor Chant", and "Back At The Chicken Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a small center split in the spine and slight bubbling in the rear paste-on.)
Also available Back At The Chicken Shack (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A partner album of sorts to Jimmy Smith's classic Midnight Special album – recorded during the same sessions as that one, and also featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar! The sound here is almost even more open and stretched out – with only 4 long tracks on the album, 2 on each side – all offering up plenty of room for Jimmy to hit the Hammond with that keenly imaginative approach to a solo he was showing at this time – a style that proved that the instrument could do a lot more than just make weird noises or pump up the rhythm. Turrentine's tenor more than matches Jimmy's solos for imagination – and titles include "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Messy Bessie", "Minor Chant", and "Back At The Chicken Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series!)
Also available Back At The Chicken Shack ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithBluesmith (Russian pressing) ... CD
Verve/Lilith (Russia), 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest Jimmy Smith albums of the early 70s – a lean and mean, down and dirty, back to basics session for Verve – one that's got plenty of grit in the grooves! L:ike the Root Down album, this set is recorded live with a very stretched out feel – tracks that take Jimmy Smith back to the more open-ended styles of his roots, and get past some of the slicker notes of later years. There's not as much heavy funk as on Root Down, but the sound is still equally great – with plenty of sharp edges on the instrumentation, which includes Jimmy's Hammond alongside bass from Leroy Vinnegar, tenor from Teddy Edwards, guitar from Ray Crawford, drums from Donald Dean, and congas from Victor Pantoja. One title – "Blues For 3 + 1" – hits a great little groove that's almost bossa-funky – and other tracks include "Absolutely Funky", "Lolita", "Bluesmith", and "Mournin Wes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithCool Blues ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Proof that at his start, Jimmy Smith had a greatness that knew no bounds – as the album's one of a few that Blue Note recorded in the late 50s, but never issued until many years later – even though they had already released so many amazing records from this period! The set has Jimmy really cooking away – playing live at Small's Paradise, in a group that has Lou Donaldson's alto on just about every track, and tenor from Tina Brooks on most of the others too. Tunes are tighter and shorter than on the more jam session albums, which makes for a nice change – and titles include "Groovin At Smalls", "Dark Eyes", "Cool Blues", and "A Night In Tunisia" – which begins with an announcement from Babs Gonzales! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and some light wear.)

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Jimmy SmithCool Blues (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $8.99
Proof that at his start, Jimmy Smith had a greatness that knew no bounds – as the album's one of a few that Blue Note recorded in the late 50s, but never issued until many years later – even though they had already released so many amazing records from this period! The set has Jimmy really cooking away – playing live at Small's Paradise, in a group that has Lou Donaldson's alto on just about every track, and tenor from Tina Brooks on most of the others too. Tunes are tighter and shorter than on the more jam session albums, which makes for a nice change – and titles include "Groovin At Smalls", "Dark Eyes", "Cool Blues", and "A Night In Tunisia" – which begins with an announcement from Babs Gonzales! 8 tracks in all – 4 more than on the 1980 album – with better sound than before as well! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithDate With Jimmy Smith Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note/LMLR, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... About November 1, 2021
Smashing early work from Jimmy Smith – a killer set from 1957 that has him going head to head with some of Blue Note's finest players! The album marks one of the first time Jimmy played with such greats – and one of the first time they played with an organist – and the lineup includes work by Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, and Art Blakey. Tracks are long, with plenty of room for solos – and titles on this first volume include "Funk's Oats", "How Hight The Moon", and "Falling In Love With Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithDate With Jimmy Smith Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy ... About November 1, 2021
Smashing early work from Jimmy Smith – a killer set from 1957 that has him going head to head with some of Blue Note's finest players! The album marks one of the first time Jimmy played with such greats – and one of the first time they played with an organist – and the lineup includes work by Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, and Art Blakey. Tracks are long, with plenty of room for solos – and titles on this second volume include "Groovy Date", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithFantastic Jimmy Smith ... LP
Up Front, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Rare work from Jimmy Smith! These recordings are early pre-Blue Note sides by Jimmy – originally recorded for the Bruce and Power record labels, and issued over the years on a number of dodgy knock-off labels, without any proper notations, and (usually) pretty terrible sound. Jimmy's in a hard grooving R&B mode here – playing with all the revolutionary approach he brought to his early Blue Note sides, but focusing a bit more on the swing and less on the solo. Titles include "Jimmy Swings", "Jeepers Creepers", "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "Undecided", "I Had The Craziest Dream", "Stranger In Paradise", and "This Nearly Was Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and discoloration from age.)

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Jimmy SmithGroovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Jimmy Smith live was a killer – especially in the early days, when this one was recorded! Back in the late 50s, when Jimmy was shocking the world with his fantastically creative approach to the organ, Blue Note cut some of the first strong-selling live albums by following Jimmy to the clubs – where he would really let loose with some incredible work on the Hammond B3. The albums recorded that time shine far brighter than Jimmy's studio work – as Smith really opens up on nice long tracks, working with his trio that features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles on this first volume include "After Hours", "My Funny Valentine", "Slightly Monkish", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)
Also available Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Jimmy SmithGroovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Jimmy Smith live was a killer – especially in the early days, when this one was recorded! Back in the late 50s, when Jimmy was shocking the world with his fantastically creative approach to the organ, Blue Note cut some of the first strong-selling live albums by following Jimmy to the clubs – where he would really let loose with some incredible work on the Hammond B3. The albums recorded that time shine far brighter than Jimmy's studio work – as Smith really opens up on nice long tracks, working with his trio that features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles on this first volume include "After Hours", "My Funny Valentine", "Slightly Monkish", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol 1 ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithI'm Gon' Git Myself Together ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Funky funky stuff from Jimmy Smith – a killer late 60s album cut in collaboration with Johnny Pate, who's very much at the height of his blackploitation power here! The backings are full, but in ways that are quite different than other Smith albums on Verve – such as the sides done with Oliver Nelson – and Pate's groove here is plenty schooled in soul, yet also leaves lots of room for Smith's organ lines as the main solo vehicle. And as an added bonus, Jimmy also sings on the record – in a rough, raspy style that might not work on a straighter jazz set, but which really sounds great here – almost making the music come across like some of those funky Quincy Jones soundtrack numbers with vocals. Titles include "I Know What I Want", "Uh Ruh", "Dirty Roosta Booga", "Spill The Wine", "I'm Gon Git Myself Together", and "Need Mo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith At The Organ Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99 About October 20, 2021
Wonderful early work from Jimmy Smith! The album is one of two great sessions that capture Smith in all his youthful prime, playing with other Blue Note greats like Art Blakey, Kenny Burrell, and Lou Donaldson – and nicely constructed tracks that take standard tunes and open them up into a whomping good soul jazz groove, thanks to Jimmy's monster organ playing. The solos are pretty free and gosh darn creative – and titles on this volume include "Summertime", "All Day Long", and "Yardbird Suite". CD

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith At The Organ Vol 3 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $6.99
A real stormer from Jimmy Smith – done in his first year at Blue Note, but with a sense of power and imagination that cannot be denied! It might be easy to pass up this album, because many of the tunes are standards, done in a simple trio format – but back at the time of this session, Jimmy had a real penchant for unusual phrasings and complicated rhythms – of a sort that rarely showed up on his later Blue Notes, but which made for some incredible sounds overall on a set like this! A key moment here is the crazy cut "Judo Mambo" – which has this wild "chop chop" organ sound that certainly fits with the "judo" theme, and which is followed up by some great raspy guitar work by Thornel Schwartz. Donald Bailey is on drums, doing an excellent job as usual – and other nice moments are the track "Fiddlin' The Minors", plus Jimmy's nice Monkish take on "Well You Needn't" – plus the tracks "Willow Weep For Me" and "Autumn Leaves". If you've ever doubted what a genius Jimmy Smith was on the organ in the early days, check out this one, and prepare to have your mind blown! CD features 4 bonus tracks – "Slightly Monkish", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "My Funny Valentine", and "Jamey". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith Plays The Standards ... LP
Blue Note/Sunset, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Early Jimmy Smith work for Blue Note – packaged together here as a "standards" collection and issued on Liberty's Sunset label in the late 60s! The collection offers little in the way of session details – clearly an attempt to pass it off as new material – but it does feature some noteworthy liner notes from Babs Gonzales, who contributes some great historical recollections of Jimmy's music, penned in his own unique style! Titles include "Lady Be Good", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Tenderly", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "But Not For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on all seams.)

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Jimmy SmithKeep On Comin ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great back to basics session from organist Jimmy Smith – recorded live in the early 80s, but with a freewheeling small combo sound that takes us back to his Blue Note years! The group on the album's a quartet – with Jimmy on both piano and organ, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Johnny Griffin on drums – and the tracks are long and open-ended, with plenty of solo space for all players – especially Burrell, whose warmly-colored lines really help shape the sound of the record. Titles include "No Problem", "Keep On Comin", "Callitwhachawanna", and "Be Yourself" – as well as a short piano solo medley from Jimmy! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithMaster – Recorded Live At Kirin Plaza Osaka ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $5.99
A great return to form for Hammond giant Jimmy Smith – heard here on an early 90s date for Blue Note, done in the same style as Jimmy's classic work for the label! The set's a live one, recorded in Japan – and the tracks have this open flow that's mighty nice – proof that Smith's talents on the keys hadn't dimmed at all over the years, recorded alongside some tremendous guitar work from Kenny Burrell – who's got that same sense of wide tone with a lean groove that made earlier collaborations with Jimmy so great. The similarly-named Jimmie Smith is on drums in the trio – and tracks include "The Cat", "The Preacher", "All Day Long", "Chittlins Con Carne", and "The Organ Grinder's Swing". CD
(Mark through barcode, promotional sticker on booklet cover and stamp on CD.)

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Jimmy SmithMonster ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Totally cool Jimmy Smith album that has him playing a lot of funky groovy versions of TV and Film themes, like "Goldfinger", "Theme From The Munsters", "Theme From Man With the Golden Arm", and "Theme From Bewitched". Oliver Nelson leads a large band and does the arrangements, and Jimmy's in fine fine form, with hard solos that come out wailing over the top of the orchestrations. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with deep groove and Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy SmithOff The Top ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A lean little set from Jimmy Smith's back to basics years of the early 80s – an album that's recorded in a relatively old school soul jazz mode! Jimmy's mostly playing Hammond here – but also uses a bit of Arp strings at times – and the rest of the group members include George Benson on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax – all playing in modes that are nicely laidback and open. There's a bit of 70s warmth to the production of the record, but little other in the way of modern touches – and in a way, the record almost takes us back to the sound of Jimmy during his very last years at Verve, when he'd mostly returned to small combo work. Titles include "MASH", "I'll Drink To That", "Off The Top", "Endless Love", "Mimosa Love", and "Ain't Misbehavin" – plus a few words spoken by Jimmy at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in marker on front.)

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Jimmy SmithOn The Sunny Side ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s/1981. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A wealth of unreleased tracks recorded by Jimmy Smith for Blue Note in the late 50s – most of them short, with a feel that's like his 45rpm work for the label! The sound here is prime early Smith – that totally cooking Hammond sound he had back in the day – mostly set up here in a trio with Kenny Burrell on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums – with guest tenor on a track each by Stanley Turrentine and the obscure Percy France! The tenors are quite welcome when they appear, but the trio material is plenty smoking too – and titles include "Since I Fell For You", "Apostrophe", "Ruby", "September Song", and "Little Blue Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some light aging.)

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Jimmy SmithOrgan Grinder Swing ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
No hokey organ grinder here – no monkey on a leash, begging for change on a street corner – just a smoking little trio session that stands as one of the best records that Jimmy Smith ever recorded for Verve! The album's got a groove that's similar to Jimmy's early years at Blue Note – long, stretched-out tracks – played by a trio that features Kenny Burrell on guitar and Grady Tate on drums, with lots of room left for Jimmy to cook up mighty solos on the Hammond! There's loads of little twists and turns that make the session shine nicely – and titles include "Oh No, Babe", "Blues for J", "Greensleeves", and "The Organ Grinder's Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2074. Cover has some edge wear, with notes in pen and a name in marker inside the gatefold.)

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Jimmy SmithPortuguese Soul ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1973. Used ... $32.99
An oft-overlooked 70s gem from Hammond legend Jimmy Smith – very different than some of his 60s work for Verve! The album's got a smooth complicated sound – with very long tracks that open up, stretch out, and groove in a much more sophisticated way than some of Jimmy's 60s work for Verve. The approach is almost similar to Jack McDuff's complicated Blue Note albums, especially Moon Rapping, as Jimmy's working here with Thad Jones on long tracks that have lots of time changes, rhythm shifts, and mood twists that really give them a dark dark edge. Titles include "Blap", "And I Love You So", and the extended "Portuguese Soul" suite, which is really tremendous! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Jimmy SmithRespect/Livin' It Up! (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1967/1968. Used ... $26.99
A pair of near perfect soulful jazz organ sets from Jimmy Smith – 1967's Respect and 1968's Livin' It Up – plus the rare non album single "Mickey Mouse" as bonus track for the first time on CD! Respect is really nice jazz album from Jimmy, although one that got hidden in the years of Jimmy's more "concept" oriented sessions for Verve. Most of the material is quartet stuff, with players like Bernard Purdie, Eric Gale, and Ron Carter backing up Jimmy's soulful organ. The tracks are longer than usual too, with lots of nice soloing going on, and a stone easy soul groove. Includes a tasty loping version of "Get Out Of My Life", with a very different drum groove than usual, plus "Funky Broadway", "T Bone Steak", and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy". Livin' It Up is a straight up stunner – and quite possibly one of his greatest records for Verve! The set has Jimmy working with arranger Oliver Nelson – in a setting that's got big band backings, but done in a style that's cool enough to cut through all the BS of similar sessions. There's no hoke at all – just a lean and soulful approach that has Nelson serving up a powerhouse jazzy groove underneath – and Jimmy soloing madly over the top! The album's filled with great tunes too – including a fab cover of "Mission Impossible", the original "Big Boss Man", a version of Richard Evans' "Burning Spear", a great takes on "Valley Of The Dolls" and "The Gentle Rain". Great stuff throughout! CD
(Out of print, limited edition. Case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithSermon! (Non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
One of the most famous early albums from Hammond organ giant Jimmy Smith – and for good reason too, as he was using the instrument to pioneer a whole new field in jazz! Before Jimmy, others had used the organ on short tracks, usually for a bit of color – but here, Smith explodes as a master soloist on very long tracks – allowing strong jam session interplay with an all-star group that also includes Lee Morgan on trumpet, George Coleman and Lou Donaldson on altos, Tina Brooks on tenor, Kenny Burrell and Eddie McFadden on guitars, and Donald Bailey and Art Blakey on drums. The set features three long tracks – "The Sermon", "JOS", and "Flamingo" – with a hard-wailing, jam session feel all the way through! This early CD reissue collects material from the Sermon & House Party sessions, with a slightly different track list than the original album, or the RVG remaster – includes "The Sermon", "Flamingo", plus "S Wonderful", "Blue Room", "Lover Man", "Confirmation", & "Au Private". CD
(First CD pressing – with a slightly different track list than the RVG version.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithWho's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A real treasure, and a record that may well be our favorite Jimmy Smith album for Verve – a masterful meeting of his smoking Hammond work with some swingingly sophisticated arrangements by Oliver Nelson and Claus Ogerman! Both Nelson and Ogerman bring a fuller spectrum of horn work to the album than heard on other Smith sides of the time – using an almost orchestral approach to the backings, one that pushes Jimmy even further into the stratosphere as he solos madly on the organ! But don't think that the larger backings are clunky at all – because they're not – and there's a surprisingly deep soul to all the proceedings on the album, making it one of the tightest, grooviest, and deeply soulful records that Jimmy cut after leaving Blue Note! The LP includes two very long cuts – killer versions of "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf" and "Slaughter On 10th Avenue" – plus shorter takes on "Bluesette", "Women Of The World", and "Wives & Lovers" that are all plenty amazing too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label promo. A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithBashin' – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of Oliver Nelson! Nelson is working here at the height of his powers – backing Smith with a large group, but in a way that only seems to free him up to solo even more – pushing the tunes with an undeniable power from the all-star band, as Jimmy takes off on flights of soulful fancy over the top! Side two features some more stripped-down solo work – in the manner of Jimmy's later Blue Note sides – and the set includes the hit single "Walk On The Wild Side", plus the tracks "Bashin", "Step Right Up", and "Beggar For The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono record club pressing. Cover has some surface and edge wear and a piece of duct tape on the back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithHome Cookin' (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from Jimmy Smith – a smokin' quartet session from the early 60's, one that sports a rare appearance by Percy France on tenor on most of the tracks! France has a great raw sound that gives the session a nice little edge – a bit gutsier than some of Jimmy's other Blue Note work at the time – and the rest of the group features Kenny Burrell on guitar, Donald Bailey on drums, and Jimmy himself, wailing away on the Hammond! Titles include "Sugar Hill", "I Got A Woman", "Motoring Along", "Gracie", and "Messin Around". CD features 5 bonus tracks too – alternate takes of 2 tracks on the album, plus "Apostrophe", "Groanin", and "Since I Fell For You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithPrayer Meetin' (RVG Remaster Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Blue Note meeting of two of the label's top talents in the early 60s – Hammond hero Jimmy Smith, and the up-and-rising Stanley Turrentine on tenor! Turrentine's simply great at this point – playing with a raspy edge on the bottom of his tone, sounding dark and mysterious – not nearly as sweet as in later years – and Smith is wonderful too – still with traces of the rough experimental approach to the Hammond that he used in his first few Blue Note sides, but with a bit more of a defined and swinging sound – all given a nice kick by the drums of Donald Bailey and guitar of Quentin Warren. Titles include "Stone Cold Dead in the Market", "Red Top", "Prayer Meetin", "I Almost Lost My Mind", and "Picknickin'". Two bonus tracks, too: "Lonesome Road" and "Smith Walk"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithRoot Down (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Once an overlooked late Verve album, now a solid classic – and easily one of the funkiest albums ever from organist Jimmy Smith! The groove here is far different than the more familiar Jimmy Smith Verve sessions of the 60s – and the tracks open up in a really extended mode – vamping and jamming with a definite influence from funk, as Jimmy and the combo explore some of the hippest corners of their sound! Players include Paul Humphrey on drums, Wilton Felder on bass, and Arthur Adams on guitar – plus a bit of harmonica from Steve Williams – and there's almost lessons learned here from some of the Latin funk going on in the LA scene of the time. The set was recorded live, and features the great title cut – "Root Down" – a long drawn out groover with a slow funk feel that was made famous by a Beastie Boys sample years back – and other great cuts include "Slow Down Sagg", "Sagg Shootin His Arrow", and "Let's Stay Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Record 60th Anniversary edition!)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithTheme From Any Number Can Win/What'd I Say? ... 7-inch
Verve, 1963. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryFurther Adventures of Jimmy & Wes ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second great session from two of Verve's biggest jazz stars of the 60s – organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery – an unlikely pair, to be sure, but one who work great together on the set! The real change here is in Wes' playing – as it's shifted from the mellower style used over larger backings on most of his Verve sets, back to the rootsier soul jazz tone of his earliest recordings from his days on the Indianapolis scene. Jimmy and Wes are working with a core combo that includes Grady Tate on drums and Ray Barretto on conga – making for a lean organ/guitar groove that's only got percussion to kick it along. Titles include "Call Me", "OGD", "King Of The Road", "Mellow Mood", and "Maybe September" – plus a great version of "Milestones" that features some hard swinging larger backings from Oliver Nelson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, sticker spots with a small peel spot, a lightly bumped corner and multiple small stickers on the back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithCrazy! Baby ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of Jimmy's most classic albums for Blue Note – and a key example of why his solo skills on the organ surpassed most of his contemporaries! The record's got a stripped-down trio group of Jimmy, guitarist Quentin Warren, and drummer Donald Bailey – working through mostly familiar numbers, but taking them to places previously unheard of! The best example of this is the album's amazing version of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" – a classic groover that takes the old snoozer and pumps it up with a snapping rhythm, then features Jimmy really working the whole thing over with an incredible solo! A similar format's applied to numbers that include "Mack the Knife", "Night in Tunisia", "What's New", and "Makin Whoopee" – and the album soars with an easy groove that's every bit of Jimmy at his best! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b pressing. Cover has light edge wear, clear tape on the corners and names in marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithDon Gardner Trio Featuring Jimmy Smith & Bill Davis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An early moment of greatness for Jimmy Smith – an album that features his young, raw Hammond in the combo of Don Gardner – with a groove that's part jazz, part soul, and part R&B! The Smith of this era bears much more of a link to some of the first organ jazzers of the 50s – players like Wild Bill Davis or even Count Basie – especially given that most of these cuts are short and vamping, with less of the longer solos you'd hear on Jimmy's early Blue Note work. According to the title, Bill's also featured on some of these tracks – but as usual with Crown, the notes aren't great – so it's a bit hard to tell what's what. We can say, though, that the whole thing is mighty nice – rough-edged early soul jazz, with lots of cool twists and turns on the Hammond, guitar, and tenor! Titles include "Hands Off", "Hobo", "Paradise Found", "You Feel It", "More Soul", "Good Rockin", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithFourmost ... CD
Milestone, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little quartet date – in case you couldn't tell from the title. Fourmost features Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Grady Tate on drums plus vocals on "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithKeep On Comin ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great back to basics session from organist Jimmy Smith – recorded live in the early 80s, but with a freewheeling small combo sound that takes us back to his Blue Note years! The group on the album's a quartet – with Jimmy on both piano and organ, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Johnny Griffin on drums – and the tracks are long and open-ended, with plenty of solo space for all players – especially Burrell, whose warmly-colored lines really help shape the sound of the record. Titles include "No Problem", "Keep On Comin", "Callitwhachawanna", and "Be Yourself" – as well as a short piano solo medley from Jimmy! CD
Also available Keep On Comin ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith Plays The Blues – Compact Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, and Oliver Nelson. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Jimmy McGriffTailgunner ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Jimmy McGriff in a very cool 70s mode – hitting some of the fuller, more soul-based styles that Johnny Hammond and Jimmy Smith were exploring in the middle of the decade – while still also displaying a hell of a talent on the organ as well! The album has extra keyboards from Pat Rebillot and Paul Griffin – which makes for a nice mix of organ and electric piano sounds, plus some occasional moog that's very nicely placed – all backed by a largeish group that has tight horns, and some occasional soul vocals from Al Downing and Denise Wooten. The vocals are often an augmentation of the tunes, and there's still plenty of room for solos by Jimmy in the middle – on titles that include "Tailgunner", "Flexible Flyer", "Sky Hawk", "Grandma's Toe Jam", and "Bullfrog". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedI Ain't From Chicago ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Earlier recordings by Jimmy Reed, most likely done at the end of the 60s – but issued here for the first time in this 1973 package by Bluesway. Jimmy's working here in a mode that's almost rootsier than his more famous work for Vee Jay – singing with a really rough edge, and playing harmonica on most of the album's tracks. Al Smith handled production and wrote a number of tunes on the set, and Eddie Taylor is in the group on second guitar. Titles include "I Don't Know (parts 1 & 2)", "Got To Be A Reason", "Take Out Some Insurance", "World's Got A Problem", "If You Want It Done Right", "Turn Me On", and "Got Me Worried". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with a small cutout hole and some discoloration from age.)

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SmithGroup Called Smith/Minus Plus ... CD
Dunhill/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A pair of albums from the obscure group Smith – back to back on a single CD! First up is their debut – Group Called Smith – work from a group who've got a sound that's maybe more in the mode of what you might expect to find in a small club on the Sunset Strip – as Smith have a way of taking hits by other groups, and turning them into songs that are all their own – thanks to a tight little blend of organ, guitar, bass, and drums – often topped with the lead vocals of Gayle McCormick! Gayle later recorded a few solo albums on her own – and she's a great singer with a richly soulful style – one that should have made her huge in the generation of contemporaries like Janis Joplin. There's also a male singer in the group, so the leads get alternated – and the tunes also have some larger production touches from arranger Jimmy Haskell. Titles include "Who Do You Love", "Last Time", "Let's Spend The Night Together", "Baby It's You", "Let's Get Together", "Who Do You Love", and "Tell Him No". Minus Plus is a great little second album from Smith – a set that's got all the best elements of their debut, and some nice added touches too! Singer Gayle McCormick seems to be even more in the lead than before, and there's also more fresh original material too – supported by the small combo instrumentation of the group, then given some nice larger arrangements from Jimmie Haskell! Titles include "Minus Plus", "Circle Man", "You Don't Love Me", "Born In Boston", "Come Back To Me", "Feel The Magic", "Jason", and "What Am I Gonna Do". CD

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VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 19.98
A killer set of rare club and underground disco – filled with lots of tracks we haven't seen on other collections! Andy Smith has given us many amazing compilations over the years – sets that have a special mix magic, made up of rocksteady, reggae, vintage funk, and even some rockabilly too! Yet as Andy says here in the notes, he first got hooked on music in the disco generation – and has always had a life-long love of unusual and underground grooves – which he definitely demonstrates here, in a stunning selection of cuts that focus on the funkier side of the disco generation – with a good number of tracks that have turned out to be sample cuts over the years. Titles include "For The Love Of Money" by Disco Dub Band, "Patty Duke" by Cloud One, "Times Are Tight" by Jimmy Young, "Share The Night" by World Premiere, "Is It In" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Let It Flow" by Tamiko Jones, "Main Thing" by Shot with Kim Marsh, "Give It Up" by Neddy Smith, "Groove To Get Down" by T-Connection, "Holding You Tight (ext DJ mix)" by Sure Thing, "First True Love Affair (Andy Smith & Nick Halke reach up edit)" by Jimmy Ross, "Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons re-edit)" by Joanne Wilson, "I Wanna Be Myself" by Don Laka, "Get Up & Boogie" by Freedom, and "Take Me To The Top" by Advance. 2CD version features all tracks unmixed on one disc, and a special mix on the other! CD

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✨✧ Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Jimmy Woode, & OthersAmericans In Europe Vol 1 ... CD
Impulse/GRD, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
If you read these pages often enough, you'll know that we're big fans of recordings made by American expatriot players while living in Europe during the 60's. The European rhythm sections often bring out new elements of their playing, and the interaction with European soloists hits modes that we sometimes don't hear on American recordings by the same artists. This series of live recordings from Germany in 1963 brings together an array of players that includes Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Jimmy Woode, Lou Bennett, Jimmy Gourley, Joe Harris, and Herb Geller. The cd's got a nice organ version of Horace Silver's "No Smokin", plus 2 Bill Smith originals ("Freeway" and "Pyramid"), and a haunting version of "Round Midnight" with Bud Powell and trio. CD
(Out of print.)

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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... LP
LC, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue Note or Fantasy in the mid 70s – a quality that's especially strong on the vocal tracks on the set – one of which features Lew Kirton in the lead! The players are all totally top-shelf – and include Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards, John Faddis and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – and the set's got a beautiful balance that few other records like this can match. Lew Kirton sings on "It's Where You're Coming From", and "Dreamer" features Gene Scott – and instrumental tracks include the funky classic "Snowblower", plus "Carousel" and "Spirit Level". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on TK. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Chet BakerYoung Chet ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $3.99
With Carson Smith and Jimmy Bond on bass, Bob Neel and Peter Littman on drums, Bobby Timmons and Russ Freeman on piano, Bill Perkins and Phil Urso on tenor saxophone, and Chet Baker on trumpet. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Sealed ... $19.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with sticker remnants on front and partially cracked opening. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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DeeDee BridgewaterLove & Peace – A Tribute To Horace Silver ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $5.99
A modern classic from Dee Dee Bridgewater – one of her hippest albums of the later years, thanks to a great choice of material, and some really wonderful execution! The album's a beautiful set of straight jazz vocal readings of some of Horace Silver's best compositions, and it also features guest appearances by Silver and Jimmy Smith – both players who still had plenty going on at the time of the sessions. The real strength, though, is Dee Dee – as she proves once and for all that she's one of the best female true jazz singers of this era, capable of rich emotion on ballad tracks, and swinging free vocalese on more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "Pretty Eyes", "St. Vitus Dance", "Soulville", "Lonely Woman", and "Tokyo Blues". One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of the past 10 years! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray BrownBrown's Bag ... LP
Concord, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Ray Brown plays with two groups for this outing – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Art Hillery on piano, John Guerin on drums on three titles; and with Dave Grusin on keyboards, Jimmy Smith on drums, and John Collins on guitar for the remaining titles. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $18.99
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", and "Phinupi". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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ChangeEverything & More – The Complete Collection 1980 to 2019 (Glow Of Love/Miracles/Sharing Your Love/This Is Your Time/Change Of Heart/Turn On Your Radio/Love 4 Love) (7CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 7CD ... $64.99 69.99
A huge batch of work from Change – all the group's classic albums from the 80s, plus some great work from later years too – all with bonus tracks added to most of the records! First up is Glow Of Love – the classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. Next is Miracles – a brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw. Sharing Your Love is sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet genuinely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. This Is Your Love is an overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Next is Change Of Heart – a game-changing album from Change – a real breakthrough for the early 80s international soul combo! Change Of Heart has some great production by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis – and on top of that, it's perhaps the best set of songs the group had recorded to to date. Jam/Lewis wrote half the tunes and produced most of the album, which is front-loaded with some of the best of them. Turn On Your Radio is not nearly as well-known as their first few hits, but still in that all-solid approach to the groove that was the Change trademark during the early 80s! The sound is a bit more stripped down than before – tight beats and keyboards, mostly in a mellow to midtempo mode – all topped with vocals from male and female members of the group! Change still have a great way with a hook here – an approach to soul that's tight and professional, yet not nearly as cloying as some of the chart-climbing acts of their generation. And as before, the keyboards are almost as great as the vocals – with slight jazzy inflections that warm up the tunes nicely! Last up is Love 4 Love – a 2018 comeback for Change – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the best parts of the group's earlier music, but also updates the sound a bit – in the way that a combo like Incognito or Brand New Heavies were updating older soul music back in the 90s, by grabbing all the strongest parts of the past, and fusing them into a fresh lean groove. The songs are upbeat, positive, and full of the kind of catchy hooks that Change always did so well! Box set features 78 tracks in all – with bonus tracks added to most albums! CD

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David Clayton ThomasDavid Clayton Thomas/Tequila Sunrise/David Clayton Thomas (with bonus track) ... CD
BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
A trio of solo albums from David Clayton Thomas – packaged here with a bonus track too! First up is the self-titled Columbia set David Clayton Thomas – great early solo work the singer who'd rose to fame as part of Blood Sweat & Tears – stepping out here with a sound that's maybe even more soul-based than his music with that famous group! The set features production from Bobby Colomby, of BS&T – and the groove is somewhat similar, but with less horns, and a lot more riffing guitar, keyboards, and other elements used to bring out some of the funkier currents in David's vocals! A few tracks were recorded in Memphis, with guitar from Steve Cropper – and the record even features some arrangements from Claus Ogerman and Jimmy Giuffre. The set includes a remake of of "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" – with a break at the start that's as funky as the original – and other titles include "We're All Meat From The Same Bone", "Sing A Song", "Don't Let It Bring You Down", "Once Burned", "Stealin In The Name Of The Lord", and a surprisingly great take on the Gram Parsons tune "She". Next is Tequila Sunrise – a fantastic solo album from David Clayton Thomas – and a set that still retains the amazing vocals he brought to Blood Sweat & Tears, but which has a completely different focus overall! Clayton-Thomas wrote almost all the songs on the set – and he works here with a tight core group that features William Smitty Smith on keyboards and arrangements, and plenty of guitar from Danny Kortchmar – both musicians who give the whole record a very strong, tight vibe that makes the whole thing feel like it comes from some hip early 70s group. Titles include "Friday The 13th Child", "My Song", "Last Time That She Cried", "The Face Of Man", "Nobody Calls Me Prophet", and "Fallin By Degrees". Next up is another self-titled album – David Clayton Thomas, from 1973 – with David himself handling arrangements, and doing a mighty nice job – getting plenty of sweet keyboards from William D Smith, and strong lead guitar from Domenic Troiano – both of whom echo the funky rock currents in the music. There's a bit of a Memphis rock vibe to the record at times – and titles include "Small Family", "Professor Longhair", "Harbor Lady", "Harmony Junction", and "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby". CD also features the bonus track "Some Hearts Get All The Breaks". CD

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✨✧ Joey DeFrancescoIncredible ... CD
Concord, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Joey DeFrancesco and Jimmy Smith on Hammond organ, Byron Landham and Frank Wilson on drums, and Paul Bollenback and Phil Upchurch on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzComplete Roost Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
Roost/Blue Note, Early 50s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
Essential early work by Stan – a 3 CD collection of his early 50s recordings for the Roost label, either under his own name and group, or with guitarist Johnny Smith. The Smith sides only make up a very small portion of the package – as most of the work are by Getz's quartet or quintet, the groundbreaking assemblage that featured Jimmy Raney on guitar, whose icy clear tone was a perfect counterpart for Getz's sweet breathy work on the tenor. The quality of the material is really great – and the package does a great job of presenting the work freshly, without an overload of alternate takes or tunes you don't want to hear. There's a total of 59 tracks in all – and titles include "Potter's Luck", "Tenderly", "Budo", "Signal", "Fools Rush In", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Yvette", "Melody Express", "Split Kick", "Hershey Bar", and "Penny". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HarrisBest Of Eddie Harris ... LP
Atlantic, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A collection of 60s recordings for Atlantic, starting in 1965 with Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums, and later in 1967 with Jodie Christian on piano, Melvin Jackson on bass, Richard Smith on drums, and Ray Barretto on percussion, and a 1968 date with Heywood Henry on baritone, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Charles Rainey on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. Titles include "Listen Here", "Theme In Search Of A Movie", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Live Right Now", "Love Theme From The Sandpiper", "and "Movin' On Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Mike LeDonneIt's All Your Fault ... CD
Savant, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest, grooviest settings for the Hammond of Mike LeDonne that we've heard in years – a set that mostly features him working with a larger ensemble, at a level that brings back some of the great 60s sessions from Jimmy Smith and Oliver Nelson! Yet given Mike's touch on the keys, and the more contemporary mode of the groove, there's a nicely different vibe here – not just retro jazz organ with big band, but a new chapter in the book – balanced here with work from LeDonne's Groover Quartet – which features work from Eric Alexander on tenor, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and Joe Farnsworth on drums. All three of those players are also in the larger group – and if you're keeping track, the set features five big band numbers, and three quartet tunes. Titles include "Matador", "It's All Your Fault", "Bags & Brown", "Blues For Jed", "Rock With You", and "Party Time". CD

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✨✧ Stephen RileyI Remember You ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the last recordings to ever feature the guitar of Vic Juris – a really wonderful player who always seemed to bring something special to a session – maybe even more when he was a sideman than when he was a leader! Here, his tone does something really special for the tenor of Stephen Riley – as Vic's warm chromes seem to start out most tunes, really illuminating things in this warm way that is then counterbalanced by Riley's raspier tone – as Stephen blows with this laidback charm and easygoing fluidity that's maybe somewhere in the old school territory of Stan Getz – even though Juris' approach to guitar is very different than that of Johnny Smith or Jimmy Raney! Other group members include Jay Anderson on bass and Jason Tiemann – and titles include versions of "Equinox", "My Ideal", "I'll Remember April", "Wild Flower", "I Remember You", and "God Bless The Child". CD

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Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer (remastered edition) ... CD
Nemperor/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's got more than enough propulsion to soar to the skies – with White on massive drums – working with a killer batch of musicians that includes Patrick Gleason on keyboards and electronics, Onaje Allan Gumbs on acoustic and electric piano, Jimmy Smith and Larry Young on organ, Larry Coryell and Doug Rodriguez on guitars, and Tom Harrell on flugelhorn – all working together in a razor-sharp mix of acoustic and electric elements! Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". CD

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VariousBest Blue Note Album In The World . . . . Ever! ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Music from Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Lou Donaldson, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, US3, John Patton, Grant Green, Jimmy Smith, Richard Elliot, and more – 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlue Note Perfect Takes (CD & DVD) ... CD
Blue Note, 1950s/1960s. Used CD & DVD ... $18.99
Music from Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, and Jimmy Smith – plus a DVD containing interviews with Rudy Van Gelder. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBoogie Woogie (10CD set) ... CD
Documents (Germany), 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used 10 CDs ... $14.99
A treasure trove of 78 rpm recordings from Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, Clarence Lofton and Red Nelson, Jimmy Blythe, Pete Johnson, Speckled Red, Jimmy Yancey, Montana Taylor, Bob Zurke, Hersal Thomas, and more. CD

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VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those movies – cool jazz, vocal, and instrumental records that sometimes feature weird reworkings of more famous soundtrack numbers, sometimes lesser-known cuts from b-grade films, and sometimes fresh new spy numbers on their own! The style ranges from groovy guitar numbers to blaring jazzy tracks to slinky steppers that find a very cool balance between suspense and swing. Titles include "Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" by The Supremes, "The Last Of The Secret Agents" by Nancy Sinatra, "Theme From Danger Man" by Red Price, "A Man Alone" by John Barry, "Deadlier Than The Male" by The Walker Brothers, "Burke's Law" by Wynton Kelly, "We Should've" by Cleo Laine, "Our Man Flint" by Billy Strange, "Theme From Where The Spies Are" by Jimmy Smith, "The Liquidator" by Shirley Bassey, "I Spy" by Roland Shaw, "Come Spy With Me" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "High Wire" by Brian Fahey. CD

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VariousDiggin On Blue – Mixed By DJ Krush & Muro ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
Two legendary Japanese DJs take on the Blue Note catalog – and come up with some amazing results in the process! Both DJ Krush and Muro serve up a non-stop mix in this collection – one each per disc – and the music is really transformed by their magical talents on the decks, at a level that takes us back to the sorts of cool projects that Japanese Blue Note was handling at the start of the century – when they were really inviting some younger talents to breathe new life into their catalog! Neither Muro nor Krush are spring chickens, but they definitely give a strong 21st Century vibe to this music – really expanding on a range of tracks that are mostly pulled from the late 60s/early 70s run of Blue Note. Krush mixes tunes that include "Feeling You Feeling Me Too" by Gene Harris, "Before You Leave" by Alphonse Mouzon, "I'm On My Way" by Candido, "Oblighetto" by Jack McDuff, "Move Your Hand" by Lonnie Smith, "Blue Juice" by Jimmy McGriff, "Mestizo Eyes" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Little Green Apples" by Monk Higgins, and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" by Lou Donaldson – and Muro mixes up tunes that include "Acid Pot Or Pills" by Horace Silver, "Classic Funke" by Jack McDuff, "New York Times" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Trying Hard To Look Inside" by Waters, "Cristo Redentor (part 2)" by Gene Harris, "Down Here On The Ground" by Grant Green, "Summer Song" by Ronnie Foster, "Alias" by Jeremy Steig, "Pot Belly" by Lou Donaldson, "Time After Time" by Willie Bobo, and "Mercy Mercy Me" by Reuben Wilson. CD

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VariousEcoutez Le Cinema – 20 Ans ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $69.99
A wonderful celebration of the long-running Ecoutez Le Cinema series – a book-styled package that brings together dozens of rare and classic soundtrack tunes, plus a big booklet of notes! The CDs feature titles from across the series – 2CDs' worth of music from dozens of films, handled by top-shelf composers who include Lalo Shifrin, Quincy Jones, Michel Magne, Antoine Duhamel, Georges Delerue, Alain Goraguer, Martial Solal, Michel Legrand, Eric Demarsan, Francois De Roubaix, Krzystof Komeda, Jimmy Smith, Jean Claude-Vannier, and many others – with the strong focus on French film score artists that we've always loved in the series. The book is 90 pages, in full color, with lots of images of films and composers –and essays that bring together two different talents – Martial Solal on Jean Luc Godard, Alain Goraguer on Serge Gainsbourg, Costa Gavras on Michel Magne, Lalo Schifrin on Rene Clement, and so on. All these essays are in French, but the other contents are very enjoyable from a language-less perspective! CD

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✨✧ VariousGene Vincent Connection – 36 Roots & Covers Of Gene Vincent ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
A very cool collection of songs that might be considered to be "in orbit" of the great Gene Vincent – as these are either tunes that first inspired Gene to make his own recordings, or tracks that feature others taking on tunes from the Gene Vincent songbook – sometimes in styles that are very different than the raw sound of Gene's early material with the Blue Caps! The package is done in the beautiful Bear Family style – not just a fantastic selection of really obscure tunes, but detailed notes that follow the great look of the cover – and really illuminate all these lost nuggets from the glory days of rock and pop on the 45rpm single! There's a massive 36 tracks in all – and titles include "I'm Going Home" by The Spotnicks, "Right Here On Earth" by Johnny Rebb & His Rebels, "Anna Annabelle" by Les Chats Sauvage, "High Blood Pressure" by Huey Piano Smith, "Jump Back Honey Jump Back" by Hadda Brooks, "Woman Love" by Jimmy Johnson, "Rollin Danny" by Max K Lipscomb, "Five Days Five Days" by Vince Eager, "Red Blue Jeans & A Ponytail" by Freddie Franks, "Bluejean Bop" by Rock Ragge & His Four Comets, "Double Talkin Baby" by Bobby Milano, and "Big Fat Saturday Night" by Gene Princeton. CD

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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 ... $14.99 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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VariousWe Dig Groovin' – TK 7 Inch Collection ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $32.99
A great collection of rare 45s from the powerhouse TK Records label and all it's many smaller imprints – Dade, Glades, Alston, and many others – brought here together with a focus on a really special side of the label! TK was one of the first to really promote the 12" single in the disco generation – but before, during, and after the label maintained a strong commitment to the funky 45 too – and really used the format to showcase some of its stronger soul singers, in a way that made sure that the 7" singles packed plenty of punch! This set features 24 of those rare nuggets from TK, with plenty of obscure numbers in the lineup – and titles include "All Because Of Your Love" by Otis Clay, "Rules Are Made To Be Broken" by The Diamonettes, "Never Had A Love So Good" by Charles Johnson, "I Can't Speak" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Don't Waste My Time" by Jerry Washington, "Hold On To It" by Barry Smith, "Please Don't Stop" by Wildflower, "Stop Hurting Me Baby" by Purple Mundi, "One Night Affair" by The Rising Sun, "That Is Why" by Sherlyn Wittiker & Touch, "Even Though" by King Tutt, "Do What You Wanna Do (part 1)" by Frank Howard & The Continentals, and "How Can I Do What's Right" by Vanessa Kendrick. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonNutcracker Suite ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duke and Billy Strayhorn take on The Nutcracker Suite – getting more than a few nice jazzy changes out of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet! As Jimmy Smith and others have also shown, the Nutcracker's got some pretty nice themes to improvise around – and Ellington's group here is filled with strong players who can do a lot in a small space – Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Ray Nance, Juan Tizol, and others – making the material a very good fit for the record. Titles include "Toot Toot Tootie Toot", "Entr'Acte", "Sugar Rum Cherry", "The Volga Vouty", "Arabesque Cookie", and "Chinoiserie". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, but vinyl is nice.)

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✨✧ King CurtisInstant Groove/Get Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of classics from one of the best saxophonists in soul music – back to back on a single CD! First up is an Instant Groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". Get Ready is sly soul from the great King Curtis – one of his last albums ever, and one of his best as well! There's a hip sort of edge to the record that's different from the Curtis groove of the mid 60s – less standard soul instrumental covers, and a much more righteous feel overall – part of the vibe that King had been crafting for others in the late 60s Atlantic studios, and partly the funky undercurrents that would often only show up on some of his 45 releases for the label! The backing group here is really great – with rhythm work from Eddie Hinton on guitar, Barry Beckett on keyboards, David Hood on bass, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and solo moments from Cornell Dupree on lead guitar, and both Joe Newman and Ernie Royal on trumpets. King produced the record himself, and one cut features slightly different instrumentation – with organ by Jimmy Smith and piano by Richard Tee. Titles include "Floatin", "Sugar Foot", "Soulin", "Teasin", "Let It Be", "Someday We'll Be Together", "Something", and "Promenade". CD

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✨✧ Jack McDuffDynamic Jack McDuff ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great groover from Brother Jack! The record is one of a few that Prestige cut matching Jack's hot quartet with the larger arrangements of Benny Golson – and that formula created some real winners that still sound great today! Sure, the formula was initiated by matching Jimmy Smith with Oliver Nelson, but the McDuff/Golson team is infinitely hipper, and they always managed to swing hard hard hard. Plus, Brother Jack's firey organ solos stretch out nice and lean through the arrangement, giving the record a great soulful sound. Titles include "Rail Head", "Bossa Nova West", "Pink Panther", and "Once In A Lifetime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold trident label pressing. Cover has a sticker, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousBlue Break Beats 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collection of grooves that first came to light in the 90s – one that had the Blue Note label digging back in their catalog and completely re-thinking their approach to reissues – given the new popularity of jazz in the hip hop sample world! As you'd guess from the title, the music here is very strongly oriented in the mode of "breaks", or tracks that were sampled for later hip hop and club recordings – classic jazz tunes from the glory days of Blue Note that have gone onto live again, thanks to the keen ears and inventive work of more contemporary DJs and producers. After all these years, The Blue Breakbeats series still stands as one of the best illustrations of the funkier side of the label – and titles on this first volume include "Weasil" by Donald Byrd, "Who's Makin Love" by Lou Donaldson, "Final Comedown" by Grant Green, "Groovin For Mr G" by Richard Groove Holmes, "Kudu" by Eddie Henderson, "Harlem River Drive" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Move Your Hand" by Lonnie Smith, "Shu Shu" by Ike Quebec, "Oliloqui Valley" by Herbie Hancock, "Your Love Is Just Too Much" by Gene Harris & The Three Sounds, "Blue Juice" by Jimmy McGriff, "Turtle Walk" by Lou Donaldson, and "Chunky" by Ronnie Foster. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi TrioDedications ... LP
Inner City, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Toshiko Akiyoshi plays with two different sets of musicians on this trio side. Side 1 features Bob Daugherty on bass and Jimmy Smith on drums, while side 2 has Andrew Simpkins on bass and Peter Donald on drums. The set's largely standards, with 7 numbers in all, including "Swinging Till The Girls Come Home", "Solar", "Two Bass Hit", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "Tempus Fugit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysIll Communication ... CD
Grand Royal, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
What can we say? The Beasties rise to an even higher level with their manic trio hip hop style mixed with the live jazz/funk/garage rock sounds and keyboards by Money Mark – featuring a bunch of their classic hits and underappreciated album cuts alike. They could really do no wrong at this point in their unlikely long career. One of our favorites then and now is "Get It Together" featuring a very sharp Q-Tip almost stealing the show, and other standouts include unstoppable "Sure Shot" and "Sabotage", "Futterman's Rule", "Shambala", "The Scoop", "Do It", "Heart Attack Man", "Bodhisattva Wow", the Jimmy Smith shoutout "Root Down" and more. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ John EdwardsJohn Edwards (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Aware/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first album by John Edwards – a richly talented vocalist who would go onto become the lead singer of the Spinners in later years, singing on some of their last big hits. This album's a very different effort – and features John singing in a deep Southern Soul style, mixed with the smoother production of the Hotlanta scene. The real strength of the record, though, is the songs – as John sings a great set of tracks by writers like Sam Dees ("I'll Be Your Puppet", "Claim Jumpin", "Stop This Merry Go Round"), Jimmy Lewis ("Careful Man"), Floyd Smith ("You Were Made For Love", and Bobby & Linda Womack ("It's A Groove"). Nice stuff, and the production and arranging's as strong as the writing! CD features three bonus tracks – "Vanishing Love", "The Way We Are", and "Ain't That Good Enough". CD

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✨✧ Wynder K FrogSunshine Super Frog (with bonus track) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record with a Donovan reference in the title, but a much more mod set overall – thanks to searing Hammond work from organist Mick Weaver, who was maybe one of the hippest London cats on his instrument at the time! The tunes draw equally from the Hammond soul jazz of artists like Jimmy Smith or Jimmy McGriff, and from the soul instrumental style of the time – particularly the grooves of Stax and Atlantic Records – and the deft work on the keys of the organ show that you hardly need a singer to make these records groove. Titles include "I Feel So Bad", "Blues For A Frog", "Hold On I'm Coming", "Incense", "Feel It", "Dancin Pain", "Mercy", and "Somebody Help Me". Features four bonus tracks – "Turn On Your Lovelight", "Zooming", "I'm A Man", and "Henry's Panter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus track!)

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✨✧ Shirley ScottFor Members Only ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Groovin' set of tracks that has the lady organist in two settings – one with her trio with Jimmy Cobb on drums, the other with a hard swingin' big band led by Oliver Nelson. She's great with Nelson's band, and swings in the same hard way that Jimmy Smith does in the same setting. Tracks include "Blue Piano", "Toys In The Attic", and the groovin' "Freedom Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange and black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Charles TolliverImpact (Strata East) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of a few large group sessions recorded by Charles Tolliver during his years on Strata East – and an amazingly spiritual effort that really brings together the best strands of sounds running through the underground at the time! The format's a bit similar to Tolliver's previous Music Inc big band album for Strata, released 5 years before – with lots of strong lead action from Charles on trumpet, and Stanley Cowell on piano. But this time around, the larger group seems to be more fully integrated into the tunes – there not just to support the soloists, but to rise up with a full, proud sense of majesty that's really amazing. Other players include Cecil McBee and Reggie Workman on basses, Billy Parker and Warren Smith on percussion, Jon Faddis and Jimmy Owens on trumpets, John Gordon and Garnet Brown on trombones, and Charles McPherson, George Coleman, Harold Vick, and Charles Davis on saxes! Titles include great versions of the Tolliver classics "Plight" and "Impact" – plus "Mother Wit", "Lynnsome", and "Grand Max". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineJoyride ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A very successful album for Blue Note – and one that took the searing tenor sax of Stanley Turrentine and backed it with some boldly soulful arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson was perfect at this sort of session – able to provide full backings that infused the record with energy, yet never dominated the space of the soloist – and Turrentine really rises to the occasion here, and matches the quality heard in similar Nelson sessions with Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson, and Cannonball Adderley! Other players in the core group here include Kenny Burrell and Herbie Hancock – but Stan's the main star of the set with his gutsy tenor lines, all blown beautifully in a way that points towards his later experiments in this mode. Titles include "Bayou", "Mattie T", "Little Sheri", and "River's Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysRoot Down EP (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The funky Root Down EP by the Beastie Boys – riding high on a mid 90s creative peak! Root Down featuring a trio of versions of the title track and Ill Communication album standout, based on the Jimmy Smith's classic of the same name – and in hindsight, you really have to hand it to the Beasties, not only sampling and celebrating classic early 70s jazz funk, but for their earnest wish to introduce Jimmy Smith to the pop culture kids of the 90s – including a killer remix by the mighty Prince Paul. Also includes some live recordings from the time of classic Beasties tracks like"Time For Livin", "The Maestro", "Somethin's Got To Give", Time To Get Ill", thier punky "Heart Attack Man", "Sabrosa" and "Flute Loop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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✨✧ VariousGhetto Disco – Nori's TK Disco Session ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing too ghetto here – given that the work on the set all comes from the Miami soul powerhouse of TK Records – a company that was always known for a tight, well-crafted groove! And while TK had plenty of chart hits during the disco years, there's a number of cuts here that are lesser-known, and also presented in different mixes too – served up by DJ Nori in one extended 70 minute mix, but which still fits most of the tracks into the groove in a very complete way! Titles include "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "Inner City Blues" by Paul Lewis, "Do You Like That Way That It Feels" by Tempest Trio, "Bahama Soul Stew (DK edit)" by Funky Nassau, "Spank (inst 12" re-edit)" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Get On Down" by King Sporty, "Where Is The Love" by Betty Wright, "Dance to The Drummer's Beat (Harvey's nightclub re-edit)" by Herman Kelly, "For The Love Of It" by Lonnie Smith, "Ghetto Disco" by Ted Taylor, and "Music (DJ Nori edit)" by Montreal. CD

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✨✧ Piotr FigielPiotr (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer Hammond from Polish player Piotr Figiel – a player with a really wonderful sort of groove! The album's got a vibe that's halfway between the Hammond antics of Alan Hawkshaw and the freer lines of American jazzmen like Jimmy Smith or Charles Earland – augmented by other cool production touches at points, which gives the record a very groovy late 60s sort of Euro feel! The vocal group Bemibek sing these cool wordless vocals on the tune "Bit Of Spring Bit Of Summer" – and guitarist Dariusz Kozakiewicz adds a nice degree of fuzz to a few other tunes too – tripping out nicely with Piotr's very fluid lines on the Hammond! There's a bit of strings on a few numbers, bringing in a nice cinematic feel – and titles include "Prelude In E Minor", based on the same Chopin changes as Serge Gainsbourg's "Jane B" – plus "Never On Tuesday", "Breakfast At Midnight", "Away I'll Go", "Absence", and "Piece Of Space". CD features bonus tracks – long versions of "Skrawek Przestrzeni" and "Nieobecnosc". CD

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✨✧ Red NorvoRed Plays The Blues ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Norvo plays in two settings – a smaller band with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Carter on bass, Bill Douglass on drums, Ben Webster on tenor, and Harry Edison on trumpet; and a larger band that includes Don Fagerquist, Ed Leddy, Ray Linn, and Don Paladino on trumpets, Ray Sims on trombone, Willie Smith, Harold Land, and Chuck Gentry on reeds, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Mel Lewis on drums, James Wyble on guitar, and Lawrence Wooten on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Includes the RCA inner sleeve. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineStraight Ahead ... LP
Blue Note, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the big stars of Blue Note Records in the 60s, still sounding great here on the revived version of the label in the 80s! Stan's look on the cover may be a bit Cosby Show, but his sound on the tenor is mighty classic throughout – backed by Hammond from Jimmy Smith on most cuts, and Fender Rhodes from Les McCann on a few others – and always set up in a lean small combo mode that really gets away from some of the too-smooth Turrentine albums from just a few years before. Tracks are longish, and a great reminder that Stan's still a hell of a great voice on his instrument – and other players on the set include both Jimmy Ponder and George Benson on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass. Titles include "Plum", "A Child Is Born", "Ah Rio", "The Longer You Wait", and "Straight Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and is bent a bit at the front panel.)
 
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Jimmy Carroll/Red CampSpeed the Parting Guest/Hot-Tempered Clavichord ... CD
Cook, Mid 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Great work from the legendary Cook label – a full album that combines two earlier 10" albums of experimental sounds! First up is Speed The Parting Guest, a wonderful combination of music and sound effects – very similar to some of the bigger label work from artists like Jack Fascinato or Dean Elliott over at Capitol Records in the late 50s, but an even more sonically-sensitive session done for the smaller Cook imprint! Jimmy Carroll leads an assortment of vibes, bells, harps, toys, percussion, and other odd instruments – all in a weird and playful mix of melodies that almost come across like mini-cartoons in sound! There's not much in the way of larger or conventional instrumentation – which makes Jimmy's work even different than bigger label experiments like this – and the recording quality from Cook really makes all the odd sounds come through with great clarity! Titles include "Happy Little Woodpile", "Tinkle Tinkle Little Bell", "Speed The Parting Guest", and "Hong Kong Local". Next up is The Hot Tempered Clavichord – a session that features mostly clavichord musings from Red Camp – more of a rootsy pianist on other records, but working here on an electrified clavichord – which is a bit like an electric harpsichord in sound, only rougher! The tracks are these cool electric boogie-woogie numbers – and include "Ragout", "Blues In Minore", and "The One I Love". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
 
 
 



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