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Joe TexBest Of Joe Tex – Includes His Complete King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Very early work from Joe Tex – recorded way before his boogie records of the 70s, and even his country soul classics of the 60s! Yet despite the age of these sides, the Joe Tex vocal approach is very firmly in place – that raspy mode that's undeniably human, and which might be rooted in blues and gospel, but which already takes a place here with a standout mode that's completely Joe's own! Musical modes move between R&B ballads and some bolder early soul styles – and titles include "She's Mine", "My Biggest Mistake", "Get Way Back", "Right Back To My Arms", "Come In This House", "I Had To Come Back To You", "Pneumonia", "Davy You Upset My Home", and "Another Woman's Man". CD

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Joe TexGreatest Hits ... CD
Sony, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Still sealed – barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Joe TexHe Who Is Without Funk Cast The First Stone ... CD
Dial/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About February 12, 2020 (delayed)
Joe Tex is definitely not without funk on this sweet little set – a smoking TK Records session that carries strongly from the vibe of his "I Gotcha" years! Longtime producer Buddy Killen is still on deck to keep everything tight and right – a mix of Joe's southern soul roots with some sharper elements of the 70s – served up here at a level that may well be one of the most perfect blends of all the great Joe Tex styles – even though the record itself has kind of a hokey title and cover (which seems to have a bunch of white folks, obviously "without funk", ready to throw stones at Tex!) Joe wrote all the lyrics himself, and the few mellow moments have a wonderfully heartbreaking quality. Titles include "Loose Caboose", "Finger Popped Myself Into The Poor House", "How Do You Spell Relief", and "Who Gave Birth To The Funk". CD

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Joe TexI've Got To Do A Little Bit Better ... LP
Dial/Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... $11.99
We couldn't think up a better title to describe the way that Joe Tex approached soul music in the 60s – giving 110% to his music, working like a dog to climb the ranks that were already filled with other budding soul stars! This album's a perfect example of Joe at his best – nearly all original tunes recorded in close collaboration with producer Buddy Killen, whose unique talents really brought out the best in Joe's honest apporach to soul music. The album includes the studio version of the classic groover "Papa Was Too", and loads of other classics like "SYSLJFM (The Letter Song)", "I've Got To Do A Little Bit Better", "Half A Mind", "I Believe I'm Gonna Make It", "Watch The One (That Brings The Bad News)', and "A Woman Sees A Hard Time (When Her Man Is Gone)". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear.)

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Joe TexJoe Tex Sings With Strings & Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $11.99
For years, we were turned away from this one because of the "strings" in the title – but don't make the same mistake, because the record's a nice one, with Joe singing in a sophisticated southern soul style that still has a lot of nice raw edges. The record was recorded with Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman, and features some nice stuff like "She Might Need Me", "Take My Baby A Little Love", "The Same Old Soup", and "My Wife My Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK red & purple label pressing.)

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Joe TexVery Best Of Joe Tex – Real Country Soul ... LP
Dial/Charly (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
A fantastic collection of work from the great Joe Tex – a double-length set of tracks from his early years on Dial Records – the time when he hooked up with producer Buddy Killen and really came into his own! Joe's voice is fantastic, and the music is a key sidebar to tracks recorded in Memphis and Muscle Shoals – a genre that's almost Joe's own, onto himself. LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Tex/Lee Dorsey/Benny Spellman/Chuck CarboSoul Stirrings – The Ace Recordings Of Joe Tex, Lee Dorsey, Benny Spellman, & Chuck Carbo ... CD
West Side (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Rare work from all of these artists – done for the original Mississippi Ace label! CD

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✨✧ Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, the approach is somewhat similar to that used by Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor for some of their own albums at Columbia in the late 70s. Joe's longtime producer Buddy Killen is on deck, to ensure that the spirit is just right – and some of the best tracks are more midtempo funky than out and out club numbers. The set's gotten a lot of new attention in recent years, after the great track "I Almost Got To Heaven Once" was sampled to great effect by Ice Cube – and titles also include the funky "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", which was Joe's big disco hit – plus "Be Cool", "We Held On", "Hungry For Your Love", and "Leaving You Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and marker on front.)

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✨✧ Joe TexRub Down ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly nice funky disco work from Joe Tex – still recording here with classic producer Buddy Killen, but using some warmer arrangements from Bergen White, done in a sweet Nashville take on the 70s sound of Philly! The backings are large, with strings over some electric rhythms – but Joe's proud, warm, and raspy vocals still come through beautifully – stepping out with some funky touches on even the mellower cuts, and still keeping a very strong "Gotcha" groove in the mix. Includes the great monologue track "Be Kind To Old People", plus "You Might Be Digging The Garden", "Rub Down", "You Can Be My Star", "Congratulations", "I Know You You Like Your Lovin", "I Gotcha", and "Get Back Leroy". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a tracklist sticker.)
 
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✨✧ Joe Gibbs & OthersJoe Gibbs Productions – Roots, Culture, DJs & Dub – Classic Joe Gibbs Productions 1975 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
At last! After featuring a number of burning Joe Gibbs productions on their Dynamite! series of reggae compilations, Soul Jazz gets down to business with this excellent set dedicated to some of his finest output. All flavors get represented here: Dee Jay numbers, mellow harmony cuts, earth shaking dub versions, and all with the classic Mighty Two production touch courtesy Gibbs and Errol Thompson, with many instantly recognizable rhythms! 19 tracks in all including Trinity "Kingston Two Rock" and "Starsky & Hutch", Junior Murvin "Cool Out Son", Joe Gibbs & The Professionals "Chapter 3" and "Massive Fire", Joe Tex & U Black "Standardization" and "Rub-A-Dub Evening", Althea "Down Town Thing", Culture "Two Sevens Clash", the Mighty Two "Hully Gully Rock", Shorty The President "No Peace" and Snuffy & Wally "Dreader Mafia". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder-hitting, as the groove's completely without vocals overall – and the range of material is even more obscure than some of the usual BGP/Ace bits! The combos on the set range from rocking R&B combos to early funky jazz outfits – and the recording quality on most of these tracks is nice and rough and ready – with just the right edge to send over these cuts even more! Titles include "More Soul" by Ron Buford, "Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax" by Detroit City Limits, "Chocolate Cherry" by Joe Tex Band, "Humpin" by Frank Armstrong & The Stingers, "Stokin" by Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones, "Thing" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sundance (part 1)" by Lorenzo Holden, "Put Your Weight On It (part 1)" by Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion, "Roly Poly Mickey Lolich" by The Fans, and "Bad On Bad" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNight Train To Nashville – Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945 to 1970 ... CD
Lost Highway, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty amazing batch of soul, R&B, and funk from the Nashville scene – from an astonishing range of years, too! Of course the memorabilia industry that is "Music City USA" is dominated by country music and pop, and this long, long, LONG overdue collection of singles from 1945-1970 demonstrates how much more was going on in East Tennessee beyond Chet Atkins and the Opry! The tunes range from jump blues & soul of the late 40s and 50s, and on through the harmony soul of the 60s and the pre-funk late 60s. 38 tracks on two CDs: "Nashville Jumps" by Cecil Gant, "Just Walkin' In The Rain" by The Prisonaires, "Baby Let's Play House" by Arthur Gunter, "Christene" by Little Hank Crawford, "You Can Make It If You Try" by Gene Allison, "Somebody, Somewhere" by Larry Birdsong, "Monkey Doin' Woman" by Shy Guy Douglas, "What'd I Say" by Etta James, "Snap Your Fingers" by Joe Henderson, "I Want To" by Joe Tex, "The Chokin'" Kind" by Joe Simon, "Rediscover Me" by Johnny Adams and tons more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsKeep On Running/I Miss You (Remixed) ... 7-inch
Tucxone (Spain), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of fast-riffing guitar sets the scene for "Keep On Running" – a tune that has JP Bimeni sounding even more classic than ever – as if he's just walked out of a time machine from some lost southern soul studio session in the 60s! JP's not one of these singers who sounds fake when sounding old – as he's got this fantastic sense of inflection that's completely distinct – really setting him apart from the pack as an individualist, like Joe Simon or Joe Tex were set apart from the rest back in the day. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Wilson PickettChocolate Mountain ... CD
Wicked/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Wilson Pickett – recorded in the post-Atlantic years, and with some great funky moments mixed in with those undeniably soulful vocals from the Wicked Pickett! Arrangements are by Brad Shapiro, who works the same magic here with Wilson that he did with a handful of other southern soul artists – updating their groove a bit more for the 70s, while also still respecting the best rootsy elements of the vocals. The style's a lot like some of Joe Tex's best funky moments from the same time – save that Wilson's vocals are even rawer and grittier – and titles include "I'm Gonna Do It All Over", "That Woman", "Best Part Of A Man", "Let Me Know", "Sweetwater Jail", and "It's Gonna Be Good". CD

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Classic breaks – all the way through – the kind of sharp funky nuggets that have had a rich new life, thanks to their use in hip hop and club tracks in recent years! This may not be the most underground stuff in the world to those out there who've been digging through crates for funk and soul for the past ten years, but it is an exquisite compilation that features some of the best funky tracks used as samples by hip hoppers, nearly every one of them a famous cut that you'll probably recognize in a minute! Titles include "I Like It" by The Emotions, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Kool Is Back" by Funk Inc, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Heaven & Hell" by 20th Century Steel Band, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Papa Was, Too" by Joe Tex, "Just A Groove In G" by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiac, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William De Vaughn, and "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds. 18 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBody & Soul – Down Home Soul ... CD
Time Life, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Fontella Bass, Al Green, Bobby Womack, Latimore, Joe Tex, Percy Sledge, Etta James, the Staple Singers, Joe Simon & more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Joe JacksonLook Sharp! ... LP
A&M, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Stunning early work from Joe Jackson – much more hard-edged than you might expect! There's a nice bite here – and tracks include "Fools In Love", "Pretty Girls", "Happy Loving Couples", "Sunday Papers", "One More Time", and "Is She Really Going Out With Him". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in a textured cover.)

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Joe McPhee & Mats GustafssonBrace For Impact (with bonus track) ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2007. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
The first-ever album of studio duets between Joe McPhee and Mats Gustafsson – quite a surprise, given how often their paths have crossed over the years! The set was recorded in 2007, but only issued many years later – and it's a key document of the power that both improvisers have at this point in their career – each receiving strong global attention and facing new discovery by audiences nobody would have expected to be there for free jazz in the new millennium – but also able to completely put aside their egos and work together with the kind of sensitive interplay that only comes when you've got two masters in a rare moment like this. Sonically, the whole thing is very textural – maybe initially informed by that style that Gustafsson has of exploring all the outer reaches of a saxophone, from the tip of the reed right down to the surface of the pads – as he blows baritone, slide sax, and alto fluteophone – and McPhee works on pocket trumpet, alto, and alto clarinet. Titles include "Suicide Chicken Wings Over Nickelsdorf", "Bat Cave Feast", "Just Blue", "Just Green", "Race Matters", and "Blame Game". CD

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Joe Quijano and his OrchestraLatin Joe – Dance To The Bossa Nova The Mambo The Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
Joe Quijano was one of the greatest all-around Latin bandleaders of the early 60s – and this rare session for Columbia shows him capably moving through a wide range of material, from mambo, to bossa, to cha cha cha! The bossa material is especially interesting – in that it's got more of a New York early 60s quality, in which the local Latin band were trying to match the bossa rhythms, but with a rawer, more rhythmic quality normally attached to their usual work. The result is some very unusual (but great!) versions of bossa tunes like "One Note Samba", "Desafinado", and "Corcovado", plus other tracks like "L'Apache", "Alaska", and "Lamento Borincano". There's even a lively version of "Hava Nagilhah", which is more than proof that the New York Latin groups made a big part of their money playing for Jewish audiences! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text and 1A/1B matrix.)

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Joel SelvinAltamont – The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels & The Inside Story Of Rock's Darkest Day (hardcover) ... Book
Dey St, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 27.99
A detailed look at one of the most famous rock and roll concerts of all time – the ill-fated Rolling Stones 1969 performance at Altamont race track, in which the group made the mistake of inviting Hells Angels to handle security! The Angels were bullies, and famously stabbed a concert-goer at the event – after beating up many others along the way – and the whole event has been hailed as the end of the party for the 60s over the years. Yet while many tell the tale with easy explanations and a prime focus on either the Stones or the Angels, author Joel Selvin does a really great job of setting the whole scene, and putting the tragedy in the larger cultural context of the time – with a fair bit on both the leadup and the aftermath of the concert. 358 pages, hardcover, with some images. Book
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Joe SeraBest Sellers ... LP
Takt (Japan), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great work from the trio of pianist Joe Sera – a very soulful player who could give 60s Les McCann or Oscar Peterson a run for their money! Some tracks feature added vibes or guitar – and titles include "Playin", "Mac's Blues", "Watermelon Man", "Ehe He", "Fuzzy & Wild", "Can't Get Over The Bossa Nova", "So Danco Samba", and "Corcovado". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured gatefold cover – but without heavy cardboard tray. Vinyl is great, but has a short click in one spot.)

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✨✧ Evan Parker & Joe McPheeChicago Tenor Duets ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two legendary tenorists, coming together here in a record that's one of the most striking from both players at the time – a real return to the spare space of some of Joe McPhee's earliest albums, and some of the sharper edges that Evan Parker wasn't always giving us in the 90s! The setting is as basic as the title, but the sound is amazing – two giants, freely improvising in open space – making some amazing textures and tones together, but really shifting in mood from track to track – at a level that's completely spellbinding all the way through – a record that bristles with the kind of energy you'd expect from an older FMP session. An instant avant classic – with a total of 11 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Lol Coxhill/Joe McPhee/Chris Corsano/Evan ParkerTree Dancing ... CD
OTOroku (UK), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title is "Tree Dancing", but it might well be "Reed Dancing" – given that the album features very strong performances from legendary saxophonists Lol Coxhill, Joe McPhill, and Evan Parker – playing live here in various formations with the drummer Chris Corsano! The set appears to be put together under Corsano's direction, but the heavyweights really dominate the sound – and all three giants bring out their best sense of tones and textures, with a quality level that goes right back to their roots – that way of really exploding the soundshapes of the saxophone, but with out removing the instrument too far from its legacy in jazz. In other words, there's some surprisingly tuneful moments here, even though the work is still very revolutionary – and the set features four quartet numbers, two duets between Corsano and McPhee, and one with guest work from John Edwards. CD

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✨✧ Imaginary Numbers (Joe McPhee)Imaginary Numbers ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really old school trio setting – one that has a loose, open, freely exploratory vibe that really takes us back to the loft jazz generation – as the musicians work in very creative territory that really shows their individual spirits, yet still also come together strongly as a whole! Joe McPhee is great on tenor and trumpet – and really reminds us of those tremendous textures and tones he started developing in the late 70s – and the rest of the trio features Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums – both younger musicians, but equally creative in the setting. Titles include "i", "A", and "Zero Supreme Love" – the last of which is dedicated to John Coltrane. CD

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✨✧ Joe McPheeGlasses ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Extraordinary work from one of the true giants of the American scene – a mindblowing set of mostly solo sounds from reedman Joe McPhee – also working here on flugelhorn and a bit of percussion as well! The set begins with the incredible "Glasses" – a piece that appears to have McPhee actually playing a glass in performance, and alternating with some searingly soulful sounds on tenor sax – blown with a texture that matches the glass wonderfully – already showing his amazing ear for sound shapes. Side two reminds us that McPhee's got a deeply spiritual side – as he takes on Coltrane's "Naima" in a haunting solo reading that's almost worth the price of the album alone – full of feeling, but graced with these textures that really open up the song. The set's completed by "New Potatoes" – a much more driving number with added help from percussionist Reto Weber – plus the promised flugelhorn from Joe! CD

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✨✧ Joe McPheeVariations On A Blue Line – Round Midnight ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal solo work from the great Joe McPhee – and a crucial album in linking the American and European undergrounds of the 70s! Joe's working alone here – on soprano sax and tenor – and getting some amazing sounds out of both horns – the kind of post-musical, highly-textural elements that are right at home in the European concert setting of the recording. The album was a legendary start to Hat Art – and to the international fame of McPhee – and side one features an extended tenor performance on the original composition "Beanstalk", and side two features tenor again on "Variations On A Blue Line", then soprano on "Motian Studies", as well as "Round Midnight" – played by Joe with just the right sort of soul to round out the record! CD

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✨✧ Joe ZawinulLord, Lord, Lord/The Soul Of A Village ... 7-inch
Vortex, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing in an Atlantic Group sleeve.)

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Charles Davis with Cedar WaltonBlue Gardenia ... CD
Reade Street, 2002. Used ... $12.99
A damn wonderful album from reedman Charles Davis – a saxophonist whose music goes back with a long legacy that includes work with Sun Ra in Chicago, and a mindblowing album on Strata East in the 70s! This set's another feather in Davis' mighty wide cap – and features a stunning quartet with Cedar Walton on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – players who give the record a rock-solid swing right from the start, and allow Davis to blow both baritone and tenor at a level that rivals some of the best albums of this sort from legends like Clifford Jordan or Johnny Griffin! Davis never got his due as strongly as those giants, but he's in very similar company here – on titles that include "Shadow Of The Sunset", "Texas Moon", "Bossa Joe", "Stranded", and "Sabia". CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Benny GolsonOther Side Of Benny Golson ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $8.99
A smokin' hard bop side from a sort of amalgamation of players who played in and out of the Jazz Messengers around this time, but Philly Joe's sittin' in the drummers seat, so though the rhythms cook hard, that not quite as bombastic as Bu's. We've always loved Benny Golson, and though his playing was at it's most sublime in the Jazztet, he got to stretch out just a bit more and played with just a touch more fire in other contexts, like this session. Barry Harris is on piano, with Jymie Merritt and Philly Joe rounding out the rhythm section and Curtis Fuller joins Golson in the front line for a spry quintet setting. Six tracks: "Strut time", "Jubilation", "Symptoms", "Are You Real?", "Cry A Blue Tear" and "This Night". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Other Side Of Benny Golson ... LP 68.99

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Benny GolsonOther Side Of Benny Golson ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $68.99
A smokin' hard bop side from a sort of amalgamation of players who played in and out of the Jazz Messengers around this time, but Philly Joe's sittin' in the drummers seat, so though the rhythms cook hard, that not quite as bombastic as Bu's. We've always loved Benny Golson, and though his playing was at it's most sublime in the Jazztet, he got to stretch out just a bit more and played with just a touch more fire in other contexts, like this session. Barry Harris is on piano, with Jymie Merritt and Philly Joe rounding out the rhythm section and Curtis Fuller joins Golson in the front line for a spry quintet setting. Six tracks: "Strut time", "Jubilation", "Symptoms", "Are You Real?", "Cry A Blue Tear" and "This Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – with silver text and microphone logo – nice and clean overall. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Other Side Of Benny Golson ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. Used 2CDs ... $34.99
The title sounds a bit ambitious, but the album's actually a great intimate date from Carmen McRae – a beautifully-recorded small combo performance – caught live at Donte's in LA, with a sound that hearkens back to some of Carmen's best work of the 50s! The format is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that features Joe Pass on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Chuck Domanico on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – all grooving with a light and lively touch behind Carmen's wonderful vocals – served up here with a lot more freedom than she was getting on most of her studio dates from the time. The "great American songbook" is really just a catch-all for a very wide variety of work included on the record – and the album's hardly the staid "songbook" sort of album you'd guess from the title. Instead, Carmen really opens herself up to a lot of great tunes, from classic to contemporary – with titles that include "Three Little Words", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk", "Behind The Face", "Sunday", "Day By Day", "If The Moon Turns Green", "At Long Last Love", and "A Song For You". CD features a few bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and comes in a cool textured sleeve, like the original record!)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as strong of a soul jazz player as Bobby Timmons or Joe Zawinul, both of whom also played with the group, his playing on this set is great, thanks to a really lively rhythm section! Includes an 11 minute version of "Sack O Woe", plus "Blue Daniel", "Azule Serape", and "Big P". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – black label, silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove!)

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✨✧ Nick DrakeBryter Layter ... LP
Island (UK), 1970. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s UK palm tree label pressing in a textured cover. Cover has some surface wear, edge wear, a small sticker spot, and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ VariousJuke Joint II – Compiled By Boozoo Bajou ... CD
Studio K7 (UK), 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Tony Joe White, DJ Day, Alice Russell, Urbs & Cutex, the Meters, El Michels Affair, Dennis Bovell, Blend Crafters, Mark Rae, Boozoo Bajou, Headtric & more. CD
(Promotional release.)

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✨✧ VariousI Fought The Law – The Sound Of West Texas 1958 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool look at the west Texas scene at the end of the 50s – a fervent hotbed of musical activity that would impact the worlds of rock and country for decades to come! The scene's most famous graduate, Buddy Holly, had passed on by the time most of these tracks were recorded – but there's still lots of that same great energy in the material here – most of which is produced with a great blend of rock and twang! The set's got some especially noteworthy early recordings by Waylon Jennings, which are quite different than his later famous work – titles that include "When Sin Stops", "Another Blue Day", and "Never Again". Other titles include "Lovely Dovey" and "Ling Ting Tong" by Buddy Knox, "Guess We'll Fall In Love" and "You're In Love" by Bobby Fuller, "I'm A Poor Loser" and "Let Him Try" by Mac Davis, "Joe's Back In Town" by Billy walker, "Tonight" by The Velvets, "More Than I Can Say" by The Crickets, "I Won't Go Hunting With You Jake" by Jimmy Dean, "The Crowd" by Roy Orbison, and "Hey Baby" by Bruce Channel with Delbert McClinton. CD

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Gary BurtonGood Vibes ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Gary Burton hits a sweet electric funky sound here – a great groove that really makes the album stand out from most of his other work! The support Burton gets is a big reason for the greatness of the date – as he's working in a group that includes Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on piano and organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums. The album's got a bit of trippiness to it – kind of in the style of some of Herbie Mann's funky production work for the Vortex label – and a few cuts have producer Joel Dorn working with Arif Mardin on the cuts, giving them a more expansive sound that pushes Burton's playing nicely. The vibes have a dark chromatic quality to them that sounds great next to the sweeter playing of the funky player – and the record's filled with nice numbers like "Vibrafinger", "Las Vegas Tango", "Boston Marathon", and "Leroy The Magician". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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William HookerCycle Of Restoration ... CD
FPE, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An album of complex yet organic textures from drummer William Hooker – working here in a very inventive trio with Mark Kirschenmann on trumpet, and Joe Peterson on bass – both musicians who, with Hooker, find ways together to really open up the sounds of their instrument! If you were to tell the unaware listener that the set featured trumpet, bass, and drums – there's many points in which the ears might not agree – and that's a great testament to the way these three come together with amazing energy – especially given that the whole thing was recorded live, in one long take. Titles include "Unpolished Diamonds", "Astral Debris", "Panchromatics 1", "Bridge", "Magnets", and "Voluntary Realization". CD

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Miroslav VitousMountain In The Clouds (Infinite Search) ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
A great early album by this famous 70s bassist – originally issued as the album Infinite Search on Embryo, but expanded here with the additional track "Cerecka". One of the greatest moments ever from bassist Miroslav Vitous – a very cool album recorded for the trippy Vortex label! The lineup here has Miroslav working with key help from the American underground – piano from Herbie Hancock, tenor from Joe Henderson, and drums from Jack DeJohnette – plus added guitar from John McLaughlin, who seems to have the same spacey sensibilities as Vitous! Henderson really opens up too – in that fluid style of his post-Blue Note work on Milestone – and obviously Herbie's a great one for a set like this too – hitting some of the spiritual modes of his Warner work. Some tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Infinite Search", "I Will Tell Him On You", "Mountain In the Cloudes", and "Epilogue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousCover Me – The Eddie Hinton Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
We'd put the great Eddie Hinton right up there with Dann Penn and Spooner Oldham for southern soul songwriting genius – and like that pair, Eddie never got as much time in the spotlight as he did in the background – where his genius for a heartfelt tune helped give more than a few artists some great success over the years! This package is a long-overdue look at Hinton's mighty talents with a tune – and it includes a great mix of soul, rock, and pop artists taking on some of his finest work – mostly recordings from that late 60s/early 70s time when Eddie was working at full capacity – and lending his talents to some killer tracks coming out of the Muscle Shoals scene. Most numbers have a deep soul vibe – even the rock ones – and titles include "Cover Me" by Jackie Moore, "Down In Texas" by Oscar Toney Jr, "Every Natural Thing" by Aretha Franklin, "Love Waits For No Man" by Al Johnson, "Lay It On Me" by Gwen McCrae, "Poor Mary Has Drowned" by Brick Wall, "Masquerade" by Don Varner, "A Little Bit Salty" by Bobby Womack, "Sure As Sin" by Candi Staton, "300 Pounds Of Hongry" by Tony Joe White, "Always David" by Sweet Inspirations, "Where's Eddie" by Lulu, "Breakfast In Bed" by Dusty Springfield, "If I Had Let You In" by The Box Tops, "Home For The Summer" by The Hour Glass, "People In Love" by Lou Johnson, and "Where You Come From" by Bonnie Bramlett. CD

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. CD

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✨✧ ShotgunDallasian Rock (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Shroom Angel, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The never-issued album by this surprisingly great Texas group from the 70s – a mainstream rock combo who'd no doubt be blasting out of classic rock radio stations today, had they gotten their chance back in the 70s! Shotgun gigged hard in the Lone Star scene of the time, and really honed their skills to a tremendous point before cutting this rare album – a set that would stand easily next to the mid 70s best by groups like Bad Company or Foghat, with perhaps a bit of Joe Walsh sort of smirk as well. Yet the album was so good, they held it back and didn't issue it at the time – because they were talked into hoping for bigger fame, which never materialized – leaving this sweet little gem locked in the vault for all these years. Now finally let loose on the world at large – maybe too late for the classic rock generation that would have made it gold – but still in time for folks like us who can appreciate craft this great! Titles include "Rock Star Queen", "Straight Out", "Mercy", "Last Nite", "Play The Game", "Seems Like You Would Understand", and "In The Music". CD features 11 more bonus tracks – demos and radio performances! CD

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✨✧ Miroslav VitousBass (aka Mountain In The Clouds) ... CD
Vortex/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest moments ever from bassist Miroslav Vitous – a very cool album recorded for the trippy Vortex label! The lineup here has Miroslav working with key help from the American underground – piano from Herbie Hancock, tenor from Joe Henderson, and drums from Jack DeJohnette – plus added guitar from John McLaughlin, who seems to have the same spacey sensibilities as Vitous! Henderson really opens up too – in that fluid style of his post-Blue Note work on Milestone – and obviously Herbie's a great one for a set like this too – hitting some of the spiritual modes of his Warner work. Some tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Infinite Search", "I Will Tell Him On You", "Mountain In the Cloudes", and "Epilogue". Originally issued as the album Infinite Search on Embryo, but expanded here with the additional track "Cerecka". CD
 
 
 



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