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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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Don Gardner Trio with Jimmy SmithDon Gardner Trio Plays Stranger In Paradise (Guest Star pressing) ... LP
Guest Star, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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. Mighty nice throughout, though – and titles include "Bobby's Pad", "Creepin In", "Gospel Train", "Up & Down", and "Red River Valley" – plus the tracks "Hobo Flats" and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" by the Wilson Lewes Trio. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithAt Club Baby Grand Vol 1 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $8.99
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
(2007 RVG edition.)

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Jimmy SmithAt Club Baby Grand Vol 2 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $7.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithBest Of Jimmy Smith – The Blue Note Years ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Back At The Chicken Shack", "When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home", "I Can't Get Started", "'S Wonderful", "Autumn Leaves", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Summertime", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Jumpin' The Blues", and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Promotional stamp in CD and sticker on traycard artwork.)

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Jimmy SmithBucket/Sassy Mae ... 7-inch
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
("Bucket" side label is missing. Other label has light wear.)

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Jimmy SmithCat Strikes Again ... LP
Inner City, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An obscure later album by Jimmy Smith – but one that continues the trend of tighter jazz funk that he began in the 70s! The album's a tight studio session with Jimmy on the "Wersi Saturn W3T" organ, plus guitar by Howard Roberts and Dennis Budimir, piano by Ronnie Foster, trumpet by Oscar Brashear, and percussion by Paulinho Da Costa. The tracks run from straighter soul jazz organ numbers to more pumped-up ones that feel like 70s soundtrack work by Lalo Schifrin – no surprise, since Schifrin contributed 5 tracks to the set. Titles include "Wersi Time", "Free Ride", "The Big Brawl", and "The Cat Strikes Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithConfirmation ... LP
Blue Note/Wax Time (Spain), 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Prime Jimmy Smith material from his earliest years at Blue Note – hidden here under some more modern 70s cover art! The work here is very much in the best long-blown, open-ended style of Smith's jam session sides for the label – and the album features Jimmy's Hammond in the company of two different groups – one with George Coleman on tenor, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – the other with Lou Donaldson on alto, Tina Brooks on tenor, and Morgan on trumpet! Kenny Burrell plays guitar, and all tracks are nice and long, with plenty of room for solos! Titles include "Cherokee", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU Wax Time pressing.)

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Jimmy SmithDate With Jimmy Smith Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99 24.99
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
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear and a cut corner.)

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Jimmy SmithFinest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Walk On The Wild Side", "The Cat", "Blues In The Night", " James & Wes", "Ol' Man River", and "Got My Mojo Workin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithGroovin At Smalls Paradise – Vols 1 & 2 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used 2CDs ... $19.99
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 B-3. The albums recorded that time shine far brighter than Jimmy's studio work – as you'll hear in this great 2CD set that brings back the rare Groovin At Smalls vols 1 & 2, plus a whole bunch of unreleased material! There's a total of 13 tracks in all – many of them very very long – and all of them featuring Jimmy on organ, Eddie McFadden on guitar, and Donald Bailey on drums. A whopping batch of nice tracks – and titles include "After Hours", "Walkin", "My Funny Valentine", "Laura", "Slightly Monkish", and "The Champ". CD

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Jimmy SmithGroovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. New Copy ... $19.99 26.99
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

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Jimmy SmithMaster II ... CD
Blue Note/Somethin Else, 1993. Used ... $7.99
Jimmy Smith on organ, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Jimmie Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Jimmy SmithOff The Top ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(New Zealand pressing.)

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Jimmy SmithOpen House/Plain Talk ... CD
Blue Note, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Material that was recorded in the early 60s, but not issued by Blue Note until later in the decade – when they were pulling out any Jimmy Smith session they had, in order to compete with the bigger hits on Verve. The record features 8 extended tracks, with an all-star jam session lineup that includes Blue Mitchell, Jackie McLean, and Ike Quebec. Down and dirty organ jazz, played in the open jam style that Blue Note was using with Jimmy after the initial trio sides. Titles include "Sista Rebecca", "Open House", "Plain Talk", "Time After Time", and "Old Folks". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Jimmy SmithPrayer Meetin' ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99 8.99
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'". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithRetrospective (4CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $18.99
38 tracks over four CDs. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some light edgewear.)

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Jimmy SmithRockin' The Boat ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good ... $48.99
A nice little set from Jimmy Smith – often overlooked amidst the flurry of early 60s Blue Notes, but a really strong session! The group on the set is Jimmy's trio with Quentin Warren on guitar and Don Bailey on drums – but they're augmented here by Lou Donaldson, whose crafty work on alto really opens the set up. Tracks are shortish and mostly familiar, but done with a laidback and easy groove that brings out the best in Jimmy's late Blue Note Hammond stylings. Titles include "Matilda Matilda", "Pork Chop", "Can Heat", and "Trust In Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp and ear. Includes the Blue Note inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a name in pen on the back.)

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Jimmy SmithSalle Pleyel May 28th, 1965 ... CD
Laser Light (Germany), 1965. Used 2CD ... $9.99
An oft-issued live concert by Jimmy Smith, accompanied here by Quentin Warren on guitar and Billy Hart on drums. This version includes both parts, frequently issued separately, all in one nice set! CD
(Slipcase has a piece of clear tape on the spine – otherwise in nice shape!)

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Jimmy SmithSermon! ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing. Cover has some small splits in the spine.)

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Jimmy SmithWho's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
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 MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithNew Sound – A New Star Vol 1 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A new star is right – because with the strength of this set, Jimmy Smith set a whole new tone for the way that the organ was used in jazz! The album's got a raw, earthy power that grabs us right away – and even though the tunes themselves are mostly familiar numbers, Jimmy's early Hammond work is simply amazing – cooking the grooves up in a way that differs a lot from the way other players, like Wild Bill Davis, were using the instrument at the time. The vibrato's still on at a relatively high level, but Jimmy's own lines are lean and clean – and made even more so by accompaniment from Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Bay Perry on drums. Titles include "The Way You Look Tonight", "Joy", "The Preacher", "High & The Mighty", "Midnight Sun", and "You Get 'Cha". CD
(1995 Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. CD
(Out of print Verve Master edition in a tri-fold digipack.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithHome Cookin' ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the key classics from the Jimmy Smith years at Blue Note Records – a really groundbreaking time for the Hammond organ in jazz, as Jimmy helped take it from backrooms in bars to center stage of jazz with a record like this! The album's about as iconic as you can get for Jimmy at the label – from the fantastic cover image, to the well-crafted tunes – many of which are shorter than some of Smith's earlier jam session-styled work, and help forge a bridge between soul jazz and the emerging soul instrumental sound of the early 60s. The album features some excellent work from the obscure Percy France on tenor on most of the tracks – a player we only know from a handful of dates – next to other quartet members who include Kenny Burrell on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles include "Sugar Hill", "I Got A Woman", "Motoring Along", "Gracie", and "Messin Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith At The Organ Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy Smith at the organ – and already very much at the top of his game – as an early record like this not only exposed the world to the talents of the young keyboard wizard, it also helped the Hammond find a whole new place in the world of jazz! The set's one of a flurry of crucial recordings that Smith made for Blue Note in 1957 – and it features long tracks that are very much in the raw, open, solo-filled style that Jimmy was doing in the clubs on the east coast scene – graced with superb work from Lou Donaldson on alto sax, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Art Blakey on drums! The solos are pretty free, and wonderfully creative – and titles on this volume include "Summertime", "All Day Long", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithPlain Talk ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A very nice groover from Jimmy – and a session that was recorded earlier, but not issued by Blue Note until the end of the 60s. The format is hard-wailing sextet – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ike Quebec on tenor, and Jackie McLean on alto. Jimmy's usual trio at the time holds the fort on the rhythm department, and all players groove very nicely on a set of 4 long tracks that includes "Big Fat Mama", "Plain Talk", and "Time After Time". Weird cover, too – with a lady's face in a cup of coffee! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, light wear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing – UMV 2069. Cover has light wear and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithHome Cookin (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the key classics from the Jimmy Smith years at Blue Note Records – a really groundbreaking time for the Hammond organ in jazz, as Jimmy helped take it from backrooms in bars to center stage of jazz with a record like this! The album's about as iconic as you can get for Jimmy at the label – from the fantastic cover image, to the well-crafted tunes – many of which are shorter than some of Smith's earlier jam session-styled work, and help forge a bridge between soul jazz and the emerging soul instrumental sound of the early 60s. The album features some excellent work from the obscure Percy France on tenor on most of the tracks – a player we only know from a handful of dates – next to other quartet members who include Kenny Burrell on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles include "Sugar Hill", "I Got A Woman", "Motoring Along", "Gracie", and "Messin Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series!)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithAt Club Baby Grand Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available At Club Baby Grand Vol 1 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithAt Club Baby Grand Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available At Club Baby Grand Vol 2 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithAt Club Baby Grand Vol 2 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(1995 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)
Also available At Club Baby Grand Vol 2 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
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
(Recent 180 gram UME reissue, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover is lightly bent at the right side.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithDate With Jimmy Smith Vol 1 ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithPeter & The Wolf ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A strange record, and pretty darn goofy – but proof that the Jimmy Smith/Oliver Nelson team could tackle just about anything and make it come up hard and swinging! The album has Nelson arranging a jazz version of Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf, with Smith soloing out front on most tracks, and lots of nice players in the group, like Billy Butler, Grady Tate, Richard Williams, and Richard Davis. The reed players really stand out, as they play the voices of the characters in the piece, and the album includes some very deft work by Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods, and Bob Ashton. Titles include "Duck Theme", "Jimmy & The Duck", "Cat In A Tree", and "Elegy For A Duck". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, edge wear along the opening and a partially split top seam.)
 
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Stan GetzComplete Recordings Of The Stan Getz Quintet With Jimmy Raney (DISC 3) ... CD
Verve/Mosaic, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
One of the first real moments of genius from the young Stan Getz – his collaboration with guitarist Jimmy Raney, whose sharp tone matched the rasp of Stan's tenor beautifully! The material's got a lot more edge than Stan's work with guitarist Johnny Smith – and this set features material recorded for Verve, Roost, and Prestige! CD
(Disc 3 from the Mosaic box set – DISC 3 ONLY!!! Booklet is creased.)

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✨✧ Jimmy PonderCome On Down ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Jimmy Ponder on guitar, Houston Person on tenor saxophone, Lonnie Smith on organ, Winard Harper on drums, and Sammy Figueroa on congas and percussion. CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Huey Piano SmithSerious Clownin' – The History Of Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns ... LP
Ace/Rhino, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
Also features work by Junior Gordon, Frankie Ford, Joe & Ann, Bobby Marchan, and Jimmy Clanton! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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

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Johnny SmithComplete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions (DISCS 3 & 4 ONLY) ... CD
Roost/Mosaic, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99 14.99
Loads of material from this early jazz guitar genius – early 78rpm tracks, plus material from albums htat include Jazz At NBC, In A Mellow Mood, In A Sentimental Mood, Plays Jimmy Van Heusen, Solos By The Johnny Smith Quaret, Moonlight In Vermont, Moods Moods Moods, New Johnny Smith Quartet, Johnny Smith Foursome, Flower Drum Song, Easy Listening, Johnny Smith Favorites, Designed For You, Johnny Smith Plus The Trio, Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar, Man With The Blue Guitar, and Reminiscing. CD
(DISCS 3 & 4 ONLY.)

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Sammi SmithLooks Like Stormy Weather 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Mega/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
Really fantastic work from the overlooked Sammi Smith – a country singer with a name that sounds a bit sweet, but a style that had her taking on some much hipper material than some of her contemporaries! In a way, Sammi's the kind of singer who was born in the generation of Bobbie Gentry and Jeannie C Riley – able to take on more topical styles, and also mix in some more sophisticated modes to her music too – both in the lyrical themes, and in the manner of presentation – served up here with some very nice arrangements from Bergen White and Bill Walker, who handled a lot of her material during the years of these Mega Records recordings! The set is is wonderfully well-chosen – handled by Bob Stanley, with a real ear for some of the real standout cuts that Sammi handled during these years. Titles include "Desperados Waiting For A Train", "The Toast Of 45", "When Michael Calls", "Jimmy's In Georgia", "Birmingham Mistake", "The Good For Something Years", "But You Know I Love You", "This Room For Rent", "Saunders' Ferry Lane", "Manhattan Kansas", "I Miss You Most When You're Right Here", and "I Was Just Fifteen". CD

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 1– Jones Smith & Wilson Holiday Inc ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Features vocals by Billie Holiday and Jimmy Rushing! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul – A DJ Andy Smith Turntable Mix ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A wicked little collection of rare soul singles – all hand-picked by Andy "The Document" Smith, with an equal focus on Northern dancefloor numbers and harder funkier tracks! The set's a nice contrast to other collections on the market, because Andy's coming at the music from a different direction – one that's a bit less concerned with the tracks' presence (or non-presence) on the UK scene, and which is more focused on the overall sound and grooves of the tunes! The CD features a non-stop 25 track mix by Andy – one that changes things up a bit on the segues, but still really maintains the overall integrity of the tunes. Titles include "Baby Without You" by Danny Monday, "Talkin About My Baby" by Dottie & Millie, "The New Breed" by Jimmy Holiday, "He's Alright With Me" by The Mirettes, "That's Enough" by Roscoe Robinson, "On Top Of The World" by SOUL, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, "Shotgun & The Duck" by Jackie Lee, "My Little Girl" by Bob & Earl Band, "Cigarette Ashes" by Jimmy Conwell, "Mine Exclusively" by The Olympics, and "Reach Out I'll Be There" by Lee Moses. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy ForrestForrest Fire ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever cut by hard St. Louis tenorman Jimmy Forrest – and a stripped down quartet side that has him playing with the trio of a young Larry Young! Young's not in his super-hip Blue Note mode yet, but he is a very strong soul jazz player capable of hitting some nice nice moments on the set – and Jimmy's tenor is always a welcome addition on any organ session of the time! Thornel Schwartz is on guitar, Jimmy Smith (the other Jimmy Smith) is on drums, and titles include "Dexter's Deck", "Jim's Jams", "Bag's Groove", and "Help". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has faint ring wear.)

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✨✧ VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul – A DJ Andy Smith Turntable Mix ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked little collection of rare soul singles – all hand-picked by Andy "The Document" Smith, with an equal focus on Northern dancefloor numbers and harder funkier tracks! The set's a nice contrast to other collections on the market, because Andy's coming at the music from a different direction – one that's a bit less concerned with the tracks' presence (or non-presence) on the UK scene, and which is more focused on the overall sound and grooves of the tunes! The CD features a non-stop 25 track mix by Andy – one that changes things up a bit on the segues, but still really maintains the overall integrity of the tunes. Titles include "Baby Without You" by Danny Monday, "Talkin About My Baby" by Dottie & Millie, "The New Breed" by Jimmy Holiday, "He's Alright With Me" by The Mirettes, "That's Enough" by Roscoe Robinson, "On Top Of The World" by SOUL, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, "Shotgun & The Duck" by Jackie Lee, "My Little Girl" by Bob & Earl Band, "Cigarette Ashes" by Jimmy Conwell, "Mine Exclusively" by The Olympics, and "Reach Out I'll Be There" by Lee Moses. CD
Also available Andy Smith's Northern Soul – A DJ Andy Smith Turntable Mix ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Jimmy ForrestForrest Fire ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever cut by hard St. Louis tenorman Jimmy Forrest – and a stripped down quartet side that has him playing with the trio of a young Larry Young! Young's not in his super-hip Blue Note mode yet, but he is a very strong soul jazz player capable of hitting some nice nice moments on the set – and Jimmy's tenor is always a welcome addition on any organ session of the time! Thornel Schwartz is on guitar, Jimmy Smith (the other Jimmy Smith) is on drums, and titles include "Dexter's Deck", "Jim's Jams", "Bag's Groove", and "Help". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithLegends Of Acid Jazz – Soul Flowers/Dirty Grape ... CD
Prestige, 1967/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key turning point for Johnny Hammond Smith – 2 hip albums from the latter half of the 60s, a time when he was really changing up his groove! First up is Soul Flowers, one of Johnny's most obscure records – and a great little album that's filled with short tracks played by a largeish group – all in a groove that's almost got a cop show feel! The album's got a gritty, dirty feel that's totally great – a nice change from Johnny's early 60s soul jazz, and a definite nod at the funk that would come in the 70s. There's twin tenors on the date from Houston Person and Earl Edwards – who often blow together on the heads, creating a mini-horn section sort of feel that then breaks up into more of a small combo mode as the set rolls on. Guitar is by the wonderful Wally Richardson, who works alongside electric bass from Jimmy Lewis – rumbling nicely next to Hammond's newly-lean sound on the organ. Added congas from Richard Landrum round out the set – and titles include the wonderful "NYPD", plus "Dirty Apple", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Tara's Theme", and "I Got A Woman". Dirty Grape is excellent work from Johnny Hammond Smith – a record that really lives up to the "dirty" in the title! The approach here is a bit like some of Jimmy McGriff's recordings at the end of the 60s – organ soloist riffing around on some short hard tracks, with a bit of electric bass in the mix to soup things up a bit, rhythm-wise! The players include Wally Richardson on guitar – whose solos and sound are almost as important to the date as Johnny Hammond's – plus the twin team of Houston Person and Earl Edwards on tenor, Fender bass by Jimmy Lewis, drums by John Harris, and added conga by Richard Landrum. Tracks include some very groovy numbers – like "Dirty Grape", "Animal Farm", and "Black Strap Molasses" – plus covers of "To Sir With Love", and "Love Is A Hurtin Thing". CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi TrioDedications ... LP
Inner City, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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

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Louis BellsonMusic, Romance, & Especially Love ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $22.99 26.99
Quite an obscure one from this famous drummer – with a cool group that also features Willie Smith on alto sax, Juan Tizol on trombone, Buddy Collette on flute and tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Harry Edison on trumpet! Many tracks are evocative originals by Bellson, too – and titles include "Hamer's Hang Up", "Cire's Thought", "Over We Go", "Mambo Portofino", and "Escapade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve trumpeter logo pressing, with deep groove! Vinyl is nice and clean. Cover has a split top seam, partial spine split, & some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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". CD

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James CarterLive At Baker's Keyboard Lounge ... CD
Warner, 2004. Used ... $9.99
A helluva set from saxophonist James Carter – smoking numbers recorded live in Detroit at Baker's – featuring some of the hottest soloing we've heard on a recently recorded set! It's an all around great showcase for Carter and guests like David Murray and Johnny Griffin (who both blow some astoundingly strong tenor) plus Detroit allstars like Dwight Adams on trumpet, Larry Smith on alto, Ken Cox on drums and others. Tracks include Oscar Pettiford's "Tricotism", Jimmy Forrest's "Soul Street", Eddie Harris's "Freedom Jazz Dance", Don Byas's "Free And Easy" and others. Great stuff – and a wonderful return to form from James Carter! CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Don Gardner & Dee Dee FordI Need Your Loving – Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford 1954 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A really great collection of work from this legendary duo – a group who really helped bring the sound of the organ into soul music in the early days, thanks to some fantastic recordings like these! The set covers much more space than other Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford collections we've seen – in that the whole first half of the record features early singles before they started recording more famously for Bobby Robinson's Fire Records label, including a lot of tracks that feature Gardner on his own, working with cool small combos on recordings for labels that included Deluxe, Bruce, and Junior – most of which have a very young Jimmy Smith handling the Hammond organ in the group! Dee Dee Ford comes into the mix on an early single for the Val-Ue label, then follows through the Fire recordings – and the set features 27 tracks in all, with titles that include "Sonotone Bounce", "Sneakin In", "I Don't Want To Go Home", "Glory Of Love", "Dee I Do", "Dark Alley", "Crying All Alone", "Tell Me", "Lead Me On", "Going Down To Big Mary's House", "Only Love Brings Happiness", "Make The Girl Love Me", and "Up The Street". CD

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Erroll GarnerPlays Gershwin & Kern ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
With Eddie Calhoun on bass and Kelly Martin on drums, also with Charles Ike Isaacs, Jimmy Smith, and Jose Mangual. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. NOTE – Vinyl in in great shape, but cover is stained and wavy at the left side corners.)

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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
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Plas Johnson With The Grease PatrolLA '55 ... LP
Carrell, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Billy Rogers on guitar, Art Hillery on bass, and Jimmy Smith on drums. Titles include "Hard Times", "Cherry", "The Grease Patrol", and "Gee Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioCold As Weiss ... CD
Colemine, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99
A really great set from one of our favorite groups on the Colemine label – just a trio, but a group who manage to deliver with the same raw funky power as a much larger group! Delvon Lamarr handles the Hammond in the group – and he's a wizard on the keys, able to move between rhythmic vamping and these incredibly deft solos – at a level that matches some of our old school favorites, like Jack McDuff or Lonnie Smith! The rest of the group features Jimmy James on guitar – a player who can bring a nice edge to his sound – plus Daniel Weiss, who handles some mighty heavy drums – the rock-solid core of the trio, and always keeping things funky throughout. Titles include "Keep On Keepin On", "Pull Your Pants Up", "Don't Worry Bout What I Do", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Get Da Steppin", and "Uncertainty". CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioCold As Weiss ... LP
Colemine, 2022. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A really great set from one of our favorite groups on the Colemine label – just a trio, but a group who manage to deliver with the same raw funky power as a much larger group! Delvon Lamarr handles the Hammond in the group – and he's a wizard on the keys, able to move between rhythmic vamping and these incredibly deft solos – at a level that matches some of our old school favorites, like Jack McDuff or Lonnie Smith! The rest of the group features Jimmy James on guitar – a player who can bring a nice edge to his sound – plus Daniel Weiss, who handles some mighty heavy drums – the rock-solid core of the trio, and always keeping things funky throughout. Titles include "Keep On Keepin On", "Pull Your Pants Up", "Don't Worry Bout What I Do", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Get Da Steppin", and "Uncertainty". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cold As Weiss ... CD 11.99

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Lloyd G Mayers with Oliver NelsonTaste Of Honey – And A Few More Sweet Ones ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
This obscure record features a lost organist named Lloyd G. Mayers, and he's backed by the Oliver Nelson band at the height of its powers. Mayers' tone on the organ is nicely messed-up, and he wails away in kind of a Jimmy Smith way, while Nelson's orchestra swings swings swings. Most of the cuts are groovy covers, including "Taste of Honey", "Desafinado", "The Good Life", and "The Golden Striker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing in the textured cover, with a small sticker in back, and small splits in the spine and bottom seam.)

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Jack McDuffDynamic Jack McDuff ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
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
(Stereo blue trident label pressing. Labels have a name in marker. Cover has ink stamps, light wear, and a name in marker.)

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Charles MingusCumbia & Jazz Fusion ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the most enigmatic albums that Charles Mingus ever recorded – especially in his later years! The set features two very long tracks done by Mingus for use in a film about cocaine traffic between New York and Columbia – but considering the nature of the music, and the freely exploratory style, both numbers here stand very well on their own! Although touched with some of the Latin influences you might expect from the title, the sounds are often darker and more brooding than, say, the Mingus style on the classic Tijuana Moods set. And instead, there's a very serious soundtrack-like vibe going on through most of the set – larger jazz orchestrations used to beautifully underscore subtle themes, and breakout solo moments from players who include Mauricio Smith on flute, Paul Jeffrey on tenor sax, Jack Walrath on trumpet, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone. The album also features a fair bit of added percussion – and features two long tracks, "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" and "Music For Todo Modo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch, but is otherwise great.)

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Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... $3.99
Includes 25 tracks and features work with Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Smith, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryPlays The Blues – Compact Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Features guitarist Wes Montgomery working with Herbie Hancock and Wynton Kelly on piano, and Jimmy Smith on Hammond – plus some larger arrangements by Oliver Nelson! CD

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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 MontgomerySmall Group Recordings (Smokin' At The Half Note/More) ... LP
Verve, 1965/1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A split LP – with one classic album, and a great organ date too! First up is all the material from Smokin At The Half Note, including some (then) unreleased tracks. The set is one of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six", "Impressions", "Misty", and "What's New". Side 4 of the package features two cookers recorded with Jimmy Smith on Hammond – "Mellow Mood" and "James & Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and price sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonFantabulous ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1964. Used ... $7.99
A cool cooker from Oliver Nelson – one of the few 60s albums he cut as a leader with the same sense of soul and swing as his backings for other players! The sound here is right up there with Nelson's work with Jimmy Smith over at Verve – soaring, soulful arrangements that sparkle in ways that few other arrangers could match – perfectly balanced between bold statements by the soloists and a tight ensemble feel overall! The players are all top-shelf – and include Phil Woods on alto sax, Jerome Richardson on flute and baritone, Robert Hashton on tenor, Art Hoyle on trumpet, and Patti Brown on piano – plus Nelson himself on alto, getting in a few key solos. The whole thing's wonderfully upbeat and joyous, but with a deeper sense of feeling too – and many titles are originals by Nelson, including "Hobo Flats", "Post No Bills", "Laz-ie Kate", "Teenie's Blues", and "Three Plus One". CD
(2008 digipak pressing.)

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Phineas NewbornLook Out – Phineas Is Back! ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1976. Used ... $6.99
The first album from Phineas Newborn in a number of years – and a set with a strong enough sound to warrant the "Phineas Is Back" in the title! Newborn's sound here has hardly dimmed at all – and he's still got that great blend of complicated flourishes and bluesier undercurrents that first made him an up and comer back in the 50s. The outing's a trio one – with drummer Jimmy Smith and bassist Ray Brown – both working with Phineas in a simple, unadorned way that allows the strongest focus on piano! Titles include "Salt Peanuts", "The Man I Love", "Abbers Song", "Tamarind Blues", and "Donald's Dream". CD features the bonus track "Just In Time". CD
(OJC pressing.)

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Rene ThomasRemembering Rene Thomas ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A double-length collection of material from this legendary European guitarist – a player as important to the overseas scene in the 50s as Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell were over here! Rene Thomas hails from Belgium, but recorded some of his most important work in Paris – and although some of his key albums have been reissued, this set does a great job of filling in the gaps – by providing material from one very rare album, plus a wealth of live material that has mostly never been presented before! The set begins with the Jacques Pelzer Modern Jazz Sextet album from 1955 – a set led by alto saxophonist Pelzer, but which features equally important work from Thomas on guitar – clean, clear, and wonderfully dexterous – very much in the best modern jazz guitar tradition of the 50s! Other players include Jean Fanis on piano and Herman Sandy on trumpet – and titles include "Motion", "Whose Blues", "Lover Man", and "Stella By Starlight". The set then moves through a range of early 60s live recordings in a variety of settings, on 20 additional tracks – with the guitar of Thomas in groups that move from trios through quintets – with players include frequent partner Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, plus Jack Dieval, Amadeo Tommasi, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck on piano – and even one performance with Jimmy Smith on Hammond! Titles include "Milestones", "All Mornin Long", "Oleo", "Ballata In Forma Di Blues", "I Remember Sonny", "Blues", "Easy Living", "Our Delight", "Stardust", "Never Morning", and "It Could Happen To You". CD

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Stanley TurrentineJoyride ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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. Includes a Blue Note label poster!)

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VariousBest Blue Note Album In The World . . . . Ever! ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Lou Donaldson, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, 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 50th Anniversary Collection Vol 1 – From Boogie To Bop 1939 to 1956 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 30s/1940s/1950s. Used ... $4.99
A great 50th Anniversary celebration for Blue Note – with work from the first decade and a half of the label – tracks by James Moody, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Ike Quebec, Sidney Bechet, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Smith, and Milt Jackson! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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VariousCountry USA – 1964 ... LP
Time Life, 1964. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Includes selections by George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jean Shepard, Stonewall Jackson, Buck Owens, Sonny James, Roger Miller, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr, Porter Wagoner, Bobby Bare, Lefty Frizell, Jim Reeves, Billy Walker, Ray Price, Connie Smith, and Jimmy Martin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s issue.)

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✨✧ VariousEcoutez Le Cinema – 20 Ans ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... $28.99
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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✨✧ VariousGolden State Funk – Impossibly Rare Funk From The Bay Area ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
They're not lying about the "impossibly rare" part of the title here – because most of the work on this set is previously unreleased – funky Bay Area gems recorded in the late 60s and early 70s, finally seeing the light of day on this collection! The music represents a much deeper current of soul than you might know from Sly & The Family Stone or some of the bigger bay area groups of the period – a really righteous batch of tracks that freak out nicely with a heady, jamming groove – one that's often heavy on the basslines and drums, but which also has a celebratory, party-hearty quality in the vocals and other instrumentation. A few artists here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and the biggest portion of this music has languished for years in the vaults of the Golden State Recorders studios of producer Leo Kulka. CD features 20 tracks in all – including "Super Chicken" by Ramona King, "Rock Steady" by Ruby Delicious, "Devil's Got Your Mind" by San Francisco TKOs, "Hearing Things" by Snooky & The Cosmic Flowers, "I've Gotta Groove" by Julio Zavalla, "Love Machine" by Alonzo Smith, "Poor Sad Child (parts 1 & 2)" by The Windjammers, "Are You Together For The New Day" by The Love Experience, "Can't Get Enough" by 87th Off Broadway, "House Party" by Wally Cox & The Natives, "I'm Glad I Got Over You" by Jeanette Jones, "Sweet Talk" by Marvin Holmes & The Uptights, and "Vida Blue (part 1)" by Jimmy Bee. CD

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✨✧ VariousJohn Peel – Fabric Live 07 ... CD
Fabric (UK), 2002. Used ... $4.99
Music from Needle In A Haystack, The Bad Livers, Trouble Funk, The Capris, The Fall, Christian Smith & John Selway, Jimmy Reed, Maloko,Derrick Morgan, The Datsuns, The Kingswoods, and more. CD

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VariousRock Baby Rock It (10-inch) ... LP
Sun/Charly (France), 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Includes selections by Johnny Carroll, Dick Penner, Edwin Bruce, Warren Smith, and Jimmy Wages. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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VariousThis Is DJ's Choice Vol 3 – Marc Hype & DJ Suspect ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2019. Used ... $8.99
Music from J Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project, Sons Of Time featuring J-Live & Gee Bag, Sam Krats featuring El Da Sensei, Space Invadas, Melvin Sparks with Jimmy Scott, Smith & the Honey Badgers, Laura Vane & The Vipertones, Osaka Monaurail featuring Shirley Davis, Ann Sexton & The Baltic Soul Orchestra, Marc Gregor, Benjamin & The Dreamdancers, Djar One Featuring Andy Cooper, Misumami featuring First Touch, Skyy, and Hollie Cook. CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Beastie BoysRoot Down EP (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Sonny CrissCrisscraft ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We never tire of the saxophone work of Sonny Criss – and this mid 70s gem is a perfect example of his brilliance! Sonny's sound on alto here is completely his own – raspily, soulful style that's really unique – and which draws strongly from Criss' rich life experience, including his years away from music (he'd been retired for most of the 70s before the time of this album.) The group's laidback and open – with Dolo Coker on piano, Ray Crawford on guitar, Larry Gales on bass, and Jimmy Smith on drums – a group that's all well with Criss on his journey – but also lets him sparkle brightly in the lead. Titles include the extended track "Isle Of Celia", plus "This Is For Benny", "Blues In My Heart", and "Crisscraft". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerHomecoming ... LP
Mainstream, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Art Farmer's hippest albums of the 70s – thanks to some incredible work from the rhythm section! The tracks here are all quite skittish and grooving – not really funky, but flowing with a wonderful sort of energy – and bouncing along on the bottom with more drive than you might expect from Farmer! Art's working here with a group that features Jimmy Heath in the lead on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – but the real stars of the set are almost the core trio of Cedar Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – who are augmented by Mtume and Warren Smith on percussion, both of whom give the record it's amazing sound. Even familiar numbers sound nicely fresh, and Heath himself is at one of his hippest points here – really opening up with lines that we would have never expected a decade before. Titles include include "Cascavelo", "Blue Bossa", "Some Other Time", and "Homecoming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Milt JacksonFeelings ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Milt's vibes with sweet strings from Jimmy Jones, Ray Brown on bass, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on flute and alto flute, Paulinho Da Costa on brazilian percussion, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmie Smith on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, a split top seam, and a light drip stain in front.)

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioCold As Weiss (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Colemine, 2022. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great set from one of our favorite groups on the Colemine label – just a trio, but a group who manage to deliver with the same raw funky power as a much larger group! Delvon Lamarr handles the Hammond in the group – and he's a wizard on the keys, able to move between rhythmic vamping and these incredibly deft solos – at a level that matches some of our old school favorites, like Jack McDuff or Lonnie Smith! The rest of the group features Jimmy James on guitar – a player who can bring a nice edge to his sound – plus Daniel Weiss, who handles some mighty heavy drums – the rock-solid core of the trio, and always keeping things funky throughout. Titles include "Keep On Keepin On", "Pull Your Pants Up", "Don't Worry Bout What I Do", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Get Da Steppin", and "Uncertainty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Transparent red vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Cold As Weiss ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Eddy Louiss/Kenny Clarke/Rene ThomasEddy Louiss Trio ... CD
Dreyfus (France), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work by one of the best European organists ever! Eddy Louiss is a massively under-acknowledged talent – a whiz on the Hammond with the soul of Jimmy Smith and John Patton, and the freewheeling vision of Larry Young – and this record is a perfect chance to hear him at his best. The setting is spare – just drums by Kenny Clarke and guitar by Rene Thomas – and Eddy's grooving in an open exploratory style that never forgets to swing, and which reaches towards the sky on some really nice modal lines! Titles include "No Smoking", "Don't Want Nothin", "Nardis", "Blue Tempo", and "You've Changed". CD
(Out of print US pressing with a penmark through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Jimmie LuncefordStomp It Off ... CD
Decca/GRP, Mid 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dan Grissom, Jimmie Lunceford, Laforet Dent, and Willie Smith on alto saxophone, Earl Carruthers on baritone saxophone, Joe Thomas on tenor saxophone, Eddie Durham, Elmer Crumbley, Henry Wells, and Russell Bowles on trombone, Eddie Tompkins, Paul Webster, Sy Oliver, and Tommy Stevenson on trumpet, Willie Smith on clarinet, Al Norris and Eddie Durham on guitar, Ed Wilcox on piano, Moses Allen on bass, and Jimmy Crawford on drums. CD

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✨✧ VariousDo The Blues 45s – The Ultimate Blues 45 Collection ... CD
Think (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer collection of rare blues material – and one that's pretty darn funky at times too! The set dives deep into the very underground world of the blues 45 – not the previous scene of rare 78rpm recordings that have been documented heavily for decades – but the later generation, in which more obscure artists recorded jukebox 45s for a variety of different small labels – music that often got far less circulation than the LPs at the time! These cuts were all hand-picked by a Japanese blues collector who really knows his stuff – and a good deal of this material also shows a crossover to the funky 45 scene too – no surprise, since some of these labels also issued work in that mode. We'd heard almost none of these tracks before the compilation – and together, the 20 cuts will really open your mind – and your ears – to the deeper underground of post-50s blues. Titles include "Someday Baby" by Freddy Young, "A Fool No More" by Eddie Hope & The Manish Boys, "Trap Meat" by George Smith, "It Ain't My Fault (part 1)" by Smokey Johnson, "Follow The Leader (part 1)" by Wiley Terry, "I'm Checkin Up" by Tender Slim, "Chicago Jump" by Jimmy Lee, "Shake Your Boogie" by Model T Slim, "Encourage Me Baby" by Ace Holder, and "Weekend Blues" by Monte Easter & His Band. CD

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✨✧ VariousMighty Instrumental Hits R&B Style (4CD set) ... CD
Rhythm & Blues (UK), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 117 tracks by Erskine Hawkins, Earl Bostic, Illinois Jacquet, Pee Wee Crayton, Johnny Hodges, Joe Thomas, Little Walter, Piano Red, Lloyd Glenn, Rusty Bryant, Bill Doggett, Ernie Freeman, James Brown, King Curtis, Ray Charles, Jimmy Smith, The Spacemen, Tiny Bradshaw, The Parkays, and others – lots of pre-1950s material. CD

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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
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Masao NakajimaKemo Sabe ... CD
Yupiteru/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Late 70s genius from the Japanese jazz scene – a record that features warm piano work from the leader Masao Nakajima – a player who can burn one minute with great intensity, then deliver a laidback lyrical line the next! It's that balance that makes the album really wonderful – a quality that's echoed very strongly by the reed work on the record – great contributions from Toshiyuki Honda on flute, alto, and soprano – a player you might hear on fusion records in other settings, but who is even more wonderful here. The rest of the group includes bassist Osamu Kawakami, and the great American drummer Donald Bailey – a player who worked with Jimmy Smith in the 60s, but who has a very different vibe here. Titles include a beautiful remake of "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" – plus "Third Plane", "Moment's Notice", "My Love", and "Beloved Diane". CD

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✨✧ Charles TolliverImpact (Strata East) ... LP
Strata East, 1976. Near Mint- ... 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
(Original pressing – a great copy!)

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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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✨✧ VariousStop The War – Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ VariousKickin Presents Pride 70s Groove – DJ's Choice 1972 to 1974 – Selected By Daisuke Kuroda ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from a legendary label – even if it was just sort of an offshoot imprint at the time! Pride issued a handful of albums back in the early 70s, most in partnership with MGM – but nearly every one of the company's records is a well-remembered gem with funk collectors all these many years later – as Pride had a great way of keeping the grooves sharp, even when the tunes had sweeter vocals over the top! This 20 track set is a fantastic selection of tunes from the short years of Pride – both vocal and instrumental numbers, with titles that include "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" by Jimmy Smith, "Kiburi (part 1)" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Misdemeanor" by Foster Sylvers, "Melinda Latino" by Jerry Butler, "If You Can't Satisfy" by Hetti Lloyd, "Fool's Paradise" by The Sylvers, "Simple Things" by Lady Lee, "Why Can't We Live Together" by Jimmy Smith, "Only One Can Win" by The Sylvers, "Whatever's Fair" by Billy Butler & Infinity, "Part 3" by Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters, "Grief Sorry Pain & Woe" by Hetti Lloyd, "More Love" by Foster Sylvers, and "We Can Make It If We Try" by The Sylvers. CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellEllington Is Forever ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Jimmy Smith on keyboards, and Jerome Richardson and Joe Henderson on reeds! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffPrelude ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Soul jazz organ with big band? It's been done – and never better than on this set – which features Brother Jack's classic quartet – with George Benson, Red Hollway, and Joe Dukes – next to the the screamin' orchestrations of a hip Benny Golson! Golson leads a crack band through a set of arrangements that barely get in the way of the organ grooves, and instead give a nice loud sound to the whole set – really pushing the group, especially McDuff's organ, into some wonderfully open territory that's quite different from other work! The best numbers really swing like some of Jimmy Smith's organ/big band sides with Oliver Nelson – particularly Virginia Woolf – and Golson's always been an underrated arranger, and this is one of his best sets! Tracks include "Kettle of Fish", "Prelude", and "Dig Uncle Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing. Cover has light wear, aging, and a small chewed portion at the bottom of the spine.)
 
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VariousJazz Singers – A Smithsonian Collection Of Jazz Vocals From 1919 to 1994 (5CD box set) ... CD
Sony, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 5CD ... $24.99
A massive collection – with over 100 tracks by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Billy Eckstine, Lorez Alexandria, King Pleasure, Sarah Vaughan, Little Jimmy Scott, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Chris Connor, Cab Calloway, and others – plus a giant 127 page booklet with detailed notes on each of the songs and the artists behind them. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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