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Johnny CrawfordBest Of Johnny Crawford ... CD
Teenager, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
33 tracks. CD
(Out of print, CDr release)

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Johnny CrawfordJudy Loves Me/Living In The Past ... 7-inch
Del-Fi, 1963. Very Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny CrawfordRumors ... LP
Del-Fi, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some light stains on back.)
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✨✧ Ray CrawfordSmooth Groove ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the only albums ever cut as a leader by soul jazz guitarist Ray Crawford – a contemporary of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, but a player who's hardly ever gotten his due! This rare date was originally recorded for the short-lived Candid label back in 1961, but was only issued two decades later as part of the Candid revival – a fact that makes the album even more noteworthy! The set's got a really solid groove that reminds us a fair bit of Grant Green's best early 60s work for Blue Note – as Ray's playing in a tight, single-line format on most numbers – working with a very hip group that includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Junior Mance on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Tracks are all nice and long – very open, with plenty of solo space – and are all originals by Crawford as well. Titles include "Smooth Groove", "I Knew Prez", "Impossible", "Miss April", and "The Compendium Suite". Shoulda been a 60s classic – but at least we've finally gotten it released! CD

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Gil EvansOut Of The Cool (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99 On May 14, 2021
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve/Acoustic Sounds series!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, May 14.

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Jr Walker & The All StarsWalk In The Night – The Motown 70s Studio Albums (A Gasssss/Rainbow Funk/Moody Jr/Peace & Understanding/Jr Walker & The All Stars/Hot Shot) (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/ (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
6 Motown albums from Jr Walker & The All Stars – all long overdue for reissue! First up is A Gasssss – a gas of a record from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that has the magical Johnny Bristol producing – giving the group this really warm, soaring sound that's totally great! Walker still serves up plenty of strong tenor solos, but there's also some vocal currents in the mix – strong leads at times, but also some nice backups too – all of which really helps to keep things soaring! Titles a nice mix of Motown covers and original material – and titles include "I Was Made To Love Her", "Do You See My Love", "And When I Die", "Honey Come Back", "Holly Holy", "Riding High On Love", "At A Saturday Matinee", and "Groove & Move". Next up is Rainbow Funk – a record that definitely has Jr Walker & The All Stars picking up a bit of funk – but in a groove that still mixes things with that warmly soulful glow the group had right from the start! The basslines are definitely up a bit from before – although not rumbling in Norman Whitfield territory – and the sax solos get a bit more space to stretch out and bite on the longer numbers, but often with a bit of backing vocals to warm things up around the edges! Jr is great all the way through – Motown's very strong answer to King Curtis – and titles include "Right On Brothers & Sisters", "Way Back Home", "Feeling Alright", "Psychedelic Shack", "Pieces Of A Man", and "Teach Them To Pray". Moody Jr is a sweet early 70s groover from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that reunites the group with producer Johnny Bristol, who always has a great way of helping them set fire to their sound! Walker and company may have shot from the gate with a mix of R&B tenor and Motown soul – but the sound here is much more in the latter, more matured mode of the label – with strong deep soul lyrics on a number of cuts, which are balanced out nicely by Bristol's fuller production. There's plenty of sax solos too, of course – and titles include "Way Back Home", "Bristol's Way", "Don't Blame The Children", "Me & My Family", "Still Water Medley", and "Groove Thang". Peace & Understanding is a record that has Jr Walker and the group stepping out with some of the righteous touches promised in the title – partly in the choice of songs on the set, which are all nicely tucked into that strong mix of deep soul vocals and saxophone lines that had become the Jr Walker groove! The set features work from a number of different arrangers – all the hipper side of Motown in the early 70s, as the list includes, Willie Hutch, Gene Page, and James Carmichael – and tunes include two great originals, one by Hutch, one by Leon Ware. Tracks include "It's Alright Do What You Gotta Do", "Soul Clappin'", "Gimme that Beat (parts 1 & 2)", "It's Too Late", and "Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find". The self-titled Jr Walker & The All Stars album is maybe the rarest in the bunch – an obscure UK-only record from 1974, and one that has the group's usual approach warmed up by some more ambitious arrangements – a bit like the direction some of the vocal acts of the 70s were taking at the time! The production on most of the set is by Clarence Paul – and there's mostly a focus on the saxophone, not any vocals at all – which makes the set feel a bit like some of the Willis Jackson or Lou Donaldson work for Atlantic around the same time – or maybe even a bit like Hank Crawford on Kudu. Titles include "Boogie Down", "All In Love Is Fair", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Break Down & Sing", and "Dancin Like They Do On Soul Train". Hot Shot is a mid-70s stormer from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that glides along on a fuller set of backdrops than before, with Holland-Dozier-Holland production from Brian Holland returning to Motown – but in a hip 70s style that has strings and funk dancing along in a great way beneath the strong sax solos in the lead! There's a bit of vocals on the record, but the real strength lies in the instrumentation – especially some of the weirder, fuzzier guitar lines and keyboards. Titles include "Why Can't We Be Lovers", "Hot Shot", "Probe Your Mind", "I Need You Right Now", and "You Ain't No Ordinary Woman". CD

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✨✧ VariousCTI: The Master Collection ... CD
CTI, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A 2CD sampler that features some of the greatest moments of the famous 70s jazz funk label CTI! The well-chosen set features 19 tracks in all – and the groove ranges from laidback and soulful, to fast and funky fusion, with work from a really wide range of players, including some that will surprise you with the sounds they make on the set! Titles include "Don't Mess With Mr T" by Stanley Turrentine, "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" by Deodato, "Take Ten" by Paul Desmond, "La Cuna" by Ray Barretto, "Jaws" by Lalo Schifrin, "We're In Love" by Patti Austin, "Sunflower" by Milt Jackson, "My Latin Brother" by George Benson, "Ponteio" by Astrud Gilberto, "Blue Selah" by Johnny Hammond, "Mr Blues" by Hank Crawford, "California Dreamin" by George Benson, "Do It Again" by Deodato, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Esther Phillips, and "People Make The World Go Round" by Milt Jackson. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNatural High 3 – 2 Step Soul, Boogie Fusion, & Rare Groove ... CD
WEA (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A smooth soul dream come true – 16 rare tracks from the late 70s and early 80s, all pulled from the huge Warner/Atlantic catalog, and featuring some really lost treasures from the time! Warner's not really thought of as a soul label overall, and most people only remember Atlantic's contribution to the genre from their classic 60s sides – but at the end of the 70s, both companies were recording some excellent, and overlooked, artists – some of whom might not have made it to wax otherwise, others who had cut sides in earlier years, but never sounded better in this setting! The tracks here are all taken at a wonderful tempo – mostly midtempo and mellow, with full production that steeps the tunes in strings, keyboards, and other nice studio touches – yet which doesn't overwhelm the really soulful quality of the vocals. The best so far in this series – with tracks that include "Do It To My Mind" by Johnny Bristol, "Do You Realize" by Aquarian Dream, "Here We Go Again" by Barretto, "Something To Fall Back On" by Margie Joseph, "Good Times In Life" by Art Webb, "Doin It" by Gwen McCrae, "Easy Does It" by Willie Hutch, "Deep" by Richie Rome, "Settle For My Love" and "Hang It Up" by Patrice Rushen, "In My Garden" by Leon Ware, "Endlessly" by Randy Crawford, "It's All Right Now" by Eddie Harris, and "Strange Funky Games & Things" by Jay Dee. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBorn To Be Together – The Songs Of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest songwriting partnerships of the 60s – featured here in a great mix of soul, rock, and vocal numbers from the time – including a fair number of unusual versions of hits from the team of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil! Weil's got a style that's sometimes a bit deeper than her contemporaries – and when mixed with Barry's strong sense of punch in a tune, has a way of bringing some surprising sophistication to pop music – little emotive moments that peek out from more hook-heavy numbers – but all without ever sounding lachrymose or overblown. As part of that quality, lots of these tunes have some great New York-styled production – that uptown balance of emotion and class – and as with other titles in Ace's excellent songwriter series, the notes alone are almost worth the price of admission – given all the historical detail, cultural commentary, and cool images. Titles include "New World Coming" by Mama Cass, "Love Is Only Sleeping" by The Monkees, "Angelica" by Scott Walker, "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love" by Gene Pitney, "Love Him" by Doris Day, "Good Good Lovin" by Bobby Hebb, "You Baby" by Len Barry, "Born To Be Together" by The Ronettes, "This Is A Love Song" by Bill Medley, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" by The Happenings, "Shape Of Things To Come" by Slade, and "Proud" by Johnny Crawford. CD

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