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IgnitersJump Up ... LP
ISB Records, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the group on back.)

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Lord Tanamo & FriendsFestival Jump Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gaydisc/Doctor Bird (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal album in Jamaican music from Lord Tanamo – a singer with roots in calypso, but a sound that really paves the way for ska and rocksteady to come! The record's a full length set from the Gaydisc label of important early producer Sonia Pottinger – and like some of Pottinger's other productions, there's a really open criss-crossing of modes – familiar calypso rhythms, but topped with horn parts that are more ska-based overall – which also really shifts the music in spirit, and even makes Tanamo's sound here different than other of the hipper singers in his style on other islands at the time. Titles include "Band Passing", "Iron Bar", "Naughty Little Flea", "Television", "Land Of The Sea & Sun", "Festival Jump Up", and "Take Me Back To Jamaica". 2CD set is overflowing with bonus material – 40 more tracks in all! CD1 features bonus Lord Tanamo material – titles that include "Taller Than You Are", "Mother's Choice", "Come Down", "Downtown Gal", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "If You Were Only Mine". CD2 features The Best Of Gaydisc & SEP Records – rare tracks from 1963 and 1964, with work by Al T Joe, The Gaylettes, Eric Forbes, Roy & Millie, Winston Samuels, Jimmy James, Roy Panton, and many more. CD

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Duane Thamm JrJump Trax (mix up, mix down) ... 12-inch
Let's Dance, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The kind of pure rhythm record that often made some of the early Chicago house releases almost seem like experimental electronics! The set features two long tracks – each extended bits of beats, basslines, keyboards, and some spooky samples – with a "mix up" that moves from 111 bpm to 125 bpm – followed by a "mix down" that moves from 125 back down to 107 bpm. The b-side has a bit more vocals – almost sing/song, old school party style. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent reissue.)

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Brad Turner QuartetJump Up ... CD
Cellar Live (Canada), 2018. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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VariousIndependence Jump Up Calypso (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Treasure Isle label – issued here with 46 bonus tracks too! Independence Jump Up Calypso is one of the most unusual records Duke Reid ever released – a set of mento, not rocksteady or ska – not entirely calypso, but with a similar groove – and issued here in a slightly-late 1966 package to celebrate Jamaica's split from the UK! The tracks are mostly by two key artists, and have a nice raw groove that's similar to other Treasure Isle productions – plenty of currents of jazz in the horns, romping rhythms, and lyrics that are a key precursor to the way that vocals would play out later in reggae. Titles include "Jump Independently", "The Weed", "Bam Bam", "Mulfridite", and "Hooligans" by Count Lasher – and "In The Park", "Hard Times", and "Old Man's Drive" by Count Alert – plus instrumentals "Seven Guns Alive" and "Dog War Jump Up" by Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band. CD also features a huge amount of other Treasure Isle/Duke Reid rarities – ska, rocksteady, and instrumental singles – from The Sensations, Baba Brooks Band, The Miracles, The Upsetters, Tommy McCook, The Silvertones, Lynn Tait, Joey & Butch, Tony & Dennis, Eric Morris, Herman Marquis, and many others. CD
 
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BandulusLove A Woman ... Cassette
Jump Up, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Classic ska and old school R&B revivalists The Bandulus find some common ground between retro soul, ska and reggae. Includes "Stop Playin' Wiht My Heart", "Break The Ice", "Love A Woman", "Truth", "Money Man", "Another Lie", "Flash Flood", "Am I A Good Man" and more. 13 in all. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day release.)

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Andy BassfordHarder They Strum ... Cassette
Jump Up, New Copy ... $8.99
Reggae guitarist Andy Bassford's loving re-do/homage of the uberclassic The Harder They Come by Jimmy Cliff! Includes "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Stop That Train", "Rivers Of Babylon", "Sweet And Dandy", "The Harder They Come", "Johnny Too Bad", "007 Shanty Town", "Pressure Drop", "Sitting In Limbo" and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day Release.)

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MephiskaphelesMight-Ay White-Ay ... Cassette
Jump Up, 1999. New Copy ... $8.99
Late 90s ska punk Mephiskapheles – going well past the conventions of both the mainstream ska revival the grass roots punk scene sounds of the time by bringing in heavier rock and stranger noise rock flourishes. Tracks include "Calloused Boy", "Cheap Thrill", "Devil's Due", "Force Of Nature", "Tallahassee Tank", "Swampskin" and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day Release.)

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SkalarsSkoolin With The Skalars (plus bonus tracks) ... Cassette
Jump Up, 1996. New Copy ... $8.99
Mid 90s ska revival from The Skalars – with the Skoolin' With The Skalars set on Side A and a batch of bonus Singles & Rarities on Side B. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day release.)

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VariousMusic Box Christmas Skanker ... Cassette
Jump Up, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A sweet ska & reggae christmas treasure trove from true Jamaican music loving, modern day revivalist Jump Up Records – with seasonal tunes by The Toasters, Dr Ring Ding, The Brooklyn Attractors, The Pepper Pots, Roger Rivas, Napoleon Solo, Leo & The Line-Up and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day release.)

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✨✧ Napoleon Solo/Leo & The LineupChristmas Ska – Merry Christmas Everybody/Christmas Without You ... 7-inch
Jump Up, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nice little Christmas ska split single from the Danish scene – with longtime scenesters Napoleon Solo and worthy contemporary ska revivalists Leo & The Lineup! "Merry Christmas Everybody" is a toasty ska-inspired cover of the Slade song by Napoleon Solo while Leo & The Lineup's "Christmas Without You" is a charming original number by the group. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ SkatalitesPlatinum Ska (plus bonus dubs) ... Cassette
Jump Up, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Prime era 60s ska heroes The Skatalites going strong deep into the next millennium! Prime late era cuts on Side A and bonus dubs on Side B. Tracks include "Calabash", "Road Life", "Bamako Ska", "Dub Road", "Dub Summer', "Midnight Maneuvers", "Family Matters", "Bamadub Ska" and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day Release.)

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✨✧ SlackersRadio – Live On WSKI 89.3 ... Cassette
Jump Up, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set of covers by NYC ska revivalists The Slackers – crafted like a radio playlist, but it's all timeless ska & reggae inflected classic and comparably covers by a crew that's never been even remotely as lethargic as their name suggests! Includes takes on tunes by The Box Tops, The Misfits, Madonna, the Stones, The Sonics and others. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day release.)

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✨✧ VariousWe Do The Ska (plus drink coozie) ... Cassette
Jump Up, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Jump Up Records ska & reggae compilation with tracks by Mark Foggo's Skasters, Red Soul Community, Skatalites, Toasters, Napoleon Solo & many more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day release. Comes in a drink coozie!)
 
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✨✧ VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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✨✧ Julius HemphillComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (Raw Materials/Flat Out Jump/Fat Man/Five Chord/Chile New York) (5CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), Late 70s/Early 90s. New Copy 5CDs ... Out Of Stock
Three different slices of work from Julius Hemphill all served up over the course of five albums for the Black Saint/Soul Note label! The first two records in the package – Raw Materials & Residuals and Flat-Out Jump Suite – both have Hemphill coming off the New York loft jazz years – working on the first record in open improvisatory format with cellist Abdul Wadud and percussionist Don Moye – and on the second set with Olu Dara on trumpet, Wadud on cello, and Warren Smith on percussion. Both records have a very loose, open feel that's mighty nice – and darn soulful at times! Next are two early 90s albums – Fat Man & The Hard Blues and Five Chord Stud – both done with a sextet of reed players, with no other instrumentation at all – in a style that's a lot like the World Sax Quartet, but even more complicated. Reedmen include James Carter and Andrew White on tenor, Marty Ehrlich and Carl Grubbs on soprano and alto sax, Tim Berne on alto, and Fred Ho on baritone. Chile New York is the last album, and quite possibly the most intimate – beautiful duets that feature Warren Smith on percussion, plus Julius Hemphill on alto, tenor, flute, and even a bit of voice! The music is wonderfully evocative – and although released in the late 90s, was actually recorded in 1980 – with a loose, loft jazz sort of feel throughout. CD

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Elmer BernsteinMovie & TV Themes Composed & Conducted By Elmer Bernstein ... LP
Choreo, 1962. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Elmer Bernstein serves up some of his most famous soundtrack themes – but in a style that's even more jazz-based than the original! The group here is a large one, filled with great west coast players – and Bernstein's tunes sparkle even more in this rich setting than they did in their initial use on film – partly because the presentation allows some musicians the chance to really open up and solo! The lineup features Bud Shank and Bob Cooper on saxes, Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, Milt Bernhart and Dick Nash on trombones, Bob Bain on guitar, Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Francisco Aquabella on percussion – and titles include "Rat Race", "Three Time Blueser", "Hop Skip But Jump", "Jubilation", "Man With The Golden Arm", "Saints & Sinners", and "Sweet Smell Of Success". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a name in pen on the back.)

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Norman ConnorsSlewfoot ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
A really bold step forward for Norman Connors – a set that's still got all the spiritual jazz elements of his roots, but which also adds in some more soul and funk elements too! Jean Carn delivers some wonderful vocals on the record – at a level that's much more like her early Black Jazz recordings with Doug Carn, than her later Philly soul sides – and Connors heads up a killer instrumental group that features reeds from Hubert Laws, Carlos Garnett, and Gary Bartz – plus wicked keyboards from Reggie Lucas and percussion from Dom Um Romao too! The fusion players are all super-sharp – and really make the whole album crackle wonderfully throughout – on a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that include "Mother Of The Future", "Slew Foot", "Dreams", "Chuka", "Back On The Street", and "Jump Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some seam splitting.)

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Lou Donaldson & The 3 SoundsLD + 3 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
A classic meeting between alto giant Lou Donaldson and Blue Note's crack Three Sounds combo – the great piano trio led by the mighty Gene Harris! The formula was one that Blue Note employed on a number of sessions from the time – and it makes a lot of sense, because the Three Sounds are a very tight rhythm group, just waiting for a strong soloist to front their rolling soulful grooves – in ways that really set sessions like this apart from their standard albums for the label. On this one, the Sounds give Lou a nice tight backing, and he repays the favor by laying down some very tight, very in-the-pocket solos with a good soul jazz groove. Tracks include "Jump Up", "Confirmation", "Smooth Groove", and "Blue Moon". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Aretha FranklinSparkle – Music from the Original Motion Picture ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... $16.99
A classic 70s soul soundtrack – and a dream of a combination! Curtis Mayfield wrote the soundtrack and produced the album – and the result is a killer batch of 70s soul tracks that matches Aretha's strong vocals with the hip Curtom sound of Chicago! Aretha was still doing pretty well at this point, but the album really gave her a push – and the super-hip setting let her record some of her best work of the 70s. If you own only one Aretha Franklin album from the 70s, it should probably be this one – as the mixture of soul, funk, and soundtrack grooves is great, and a refreshing change from some of the cliches that could show up on other records. Features the sublime "Something He Can Feel", plus "Loving You Baby", "Look Into Your Heart", "Sparkle", and Jump". CD
(Out of print.)

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Fabio Frizzi/Walter Rizzati & Alessandro BlonksteinerLucio Fulci's Gates Of Hell Trilogy (City Of The Living Dead/The Beyond/House By The Cemetery) (3CD set) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980/1981. New Copy 3CD ... $39.99
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric and acoustic elements – but the latter are often played in offbeat ways that they really sound electric – making for a moody mix of music that goes way beyond the usual spare slasher keyboards! A few numbers use wordless vocals, while others have nicely stepping strings – and a beefier bassline comes into play on a few standout funk tracks as well. Titles include "Toward Dawn", "Fatti Misteriosi", "Apoteosi Del Mistero", "Occhi Di Brace", and "Verso L'Alba". Next is Frizzi's Beyond/E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore L'Aldila – a very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". Walter Rizzati's score for Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero/House By The Cemetery has lots of keyboards – in a spare, spooky soundtrack from the early 80s Italian horror scene – a blood-dripping masterpiece from director Lucio Fulcio! Walter Rizzati's music here is heavy on the kinds of electric touches you'd hear from both Goblin or John Carpenter – and often paced at a level that's somewhere between the pair – not as jamming as Goblin, but a bit fuzzier than Carpenter – a blend that makes for some really wonderful numbers that are plenty creepy here on their own – even away from the images on the screen! There's plenty of great bits that creep up on you slowly – and others that jump mercilessly from dark corners – on titles that include "Quella Villa", "I Remember", "Incontro", "Blonk Monster", "Verso Il Terrore", "Voci Dal Terrore", "Tema Bambino", and "Chi Sta Arrivando". CD

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Fabio Frizzi/Walter Rizzati & Alessandro BlonksteinerVault Of Horror Presents – The Gates Of Hell Trilogy (City Of The Living Dead/The Beyond/House By The Cemetery) (180 gram 3LP set with book) ... LP
Demon (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy 3LP ... $74.99 82.99
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric and acoustic elements – but the latter are often played in offbeat ways that they really sound electric – making for a moody mix of music that goes way beyond the usual spare slasher keyboards! A few numbers use wordless vocals, while others have nicely stepping strings – and a beefier bassline comes into play on a few standout funk tracks as well. Titles include "Toward Dawn", "Fatti Misteriosi", "Apoteosi Del Mistero", "Occhi Di Brace", and "Verso L'Alba". Next is Frizzi's Beyond/E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore L'Aldila – a very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". Walter Rizzati's score for Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero/House By The Cemetery has lots of keyboards – in a spare, spooky soundtrack from the early 80s Italian horror scene – a blood-dripping masterpiece from director Lucio Fulcio! Walter Rizzati's music here is heavy on the kinds of electric touches you'd hear from both Goblin or John Carpenter – and often paced at a level that's somewhere between the pair – not as jamming as Goblin, but a bit fuzzier than Carpenter – a blend that makes for some really wonderful numbers that are plenty creepy here on their own – even away from the images on the screen! There's plenty of great bits that creep up on you slowly – and others that jump mercilessly from dark corners – on titles that include "Quella Villa", "I Remember", "Incontro", "Blonk Monster", "Verso Il Terrore", "Voci Dal Terrore", "Tema Bambino", and "Chi Sta Arrivando". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavyweight triple vinyl pressing – on "Nasty" colored vinyl – in a heavy book-style cover!)

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✨✧ Red GarlandAt the Prelude (At The Prelude/Lil Darlin/Red Garland Live/Satin Doll) ... CD
Prestige, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
One of the harder to find Red Garland sessions on Prestige – presented here in its entirety, and finally bringing together material that was issued on 4 different albums! The 2CD package adds a number of previously unissued titles and presents the whole performance in its structure of 3 separate sets – far different than the original album version. The set is noteworthy not only for an excellent stretched out trio performance by Garland – working here with Specs Wright on drums and Jimmy Rowser on bass – but also because it was the first-ever live recording done by Prestige, recorded on location at the Prelude nightclub in Harlem. Red's a little bit less mannered than usual, and he opens up nicely in a way you don't hear on his studio albums. 2CD set features 23 tracks that include "M Squad Theme", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Cherokee", "It's A Blue World", "Satin Doll", "Perdido", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "There'll Never Be Another You", "Let Me See", "Prelude Blues", "Just Squeeze Me" and "One O'Clock Jump". CD

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✨✧ GoldebriarsStraight Ahead ... LP
Epic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $5.99
The second fab album from Curt Boettcher's legendary Goldebriars group – even dreamier and more unconventional than the first, and filled with beautiful harmony vocals! As on the group's debut, singers Dotti and Sheri Holmberg take the lead on most of the tunes – but Boettcher's also singing along with them a bit too, starting to develop the styles he'd use later on, and really giving a weird sort of sound to the music. Arrangements have their roots in folk, but really change things up a lot – still using simple acoustic instruments, but in modes and rhythms that are a far cry from both mainstream and rootsy folkies of the 60s! There's an eerie, otherworldly feel to the whole record that's amazing – like finding some lost Pandora's Box of music buried deep in the mountains – opened up and floating magically through the skies. Titles include "Zum Gale Gale", "Ride That Chariot", "Jump Down", "Haiku", "Sweet Potatoes", "Sea Of Tears", "MacDougal Street", "Joy Joy Joy", and "No More Bomb". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear, and a stain in a bottom corner, which has caused a bit of peeling.)

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Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisOw – Live At The Penthouse ... CD
Reel To Real, 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A never-issued live date by two incredible tenor giants – the legendary team of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis, working here with the same intensity as their famous albums of the early 60s! As with those dates, the duo really take off when recorded in a spontaneous performance setting – which is the case here, on two shows captured at Seattle's Penthouse night club, but with a vibe that's very much like the fire that the pair would set on their famous shows back in New York! The rhythm trio is rock-solid too – Horace Parlan on piano, Buddy Catlett on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – players who are both able to move with strong boppish energy, but also hit all the right modern moments that both musicians invoke – as Griff and Lockjaw match tenor solos with brilliant energy, on titles that include "How Am I To Know", "Second Balcony Jump", "Bahia", "Blue Lou", "Ow", "Blues Up & Down", and "Tickle Toe". CD
Also available Ow – Live At The Penthouse (180 gram vinyl) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP 49.99

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Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisOw – Live At The Penthouse (180 gram vinyl) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Reel To Real, 1962. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
A never-issued live date by two incredible tenor giants – the legendary team of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis, working here with the same intensity as their famous albums of the early 60s! As with those dates, the duo really take off when recorded in a spontaneous performance setting – which is the case here, on two shows captured at Seattle's Penthouse night club, but with a vibe that's very much like the fire that the pair would set on their famous shows back in New York! The rhythm trio is rock-solid too – Horace Parlan on piano, Buddy Catlett on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – players who are both able to move with strong boppish energy, but also hit all the right modern moments that both musicians invoke – as Griff and Lockjaw match tenor solos with brilliant energy, on titles that include "How Am I To Know", "Second Balcony Jump", "Bahia", "Blue Lou", "Ow", "Blues Up & Down", and "Tickle Toe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)
Also available Ow – Live At The Penthouse ... CD 16.99

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Kit SebastianMantra Moderne ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of global elements at play – all with maybe some of the moodier production touches you'd hear from the Clutchy Hopkins generation – served up with vocals that are spoken as much as they're sung, maybe echoing a bit of French styles as well! Kit Sebastian is definitely a great illustration of a younger generation that hardly cares where one border ends and another begins – very happy to jump around the globe in pursuit of a groove, yet never hit you over the head while they're doing it. Titles include "Senden Baska", "Tyranny 20", "Pangea", "Kuytu", "Yanimda Kal", and "With A Sense Of Grace". CD

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Little RichardHere's Little Richard ... LP
Specialty, 1957. Good ... $11.99
A landmark album of hard-rocking soul – and a record that broke open both genres for a generations to come! The set's about as classic as you can get for Little Richard – filled with killer numbers that jump around boldly in some heavy New Orleans piano-led grooves – all topped by Richard's raw, raspy, utterly amazing vocals! And sure, you may know some cuts here from oldies radio, but together they really have a heck of a lot of power – and stand as a testament to the fresh genius that Little Richard represented at this early point – a sound that hundreds would try to copy, but nobody could ever hope to match. Titles include "Tutti Frutti", "Rip It Up", "True, Fine Mama", "Long Tall Sally", "She's Got It", "Oh Why", "Baby", and "Slippin' & Slidin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & yellow label pressing with deep groove, SP-100. Cover has split top and bottom seams.)

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Willie MitchellSolid Soul ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as the set's a solid batch of soulful instrumentals all the way through – one of our favorites from the great Willie Mitchell! Willie's got a lot more bite here than on some of his famous warmer productions in the 70s – a gritty Memphis soul instrumental style that's pretty close to the best of its kind over at Stax Records – complete with tight, punchy drums on the bottom – and a sweet mix of organ, tenor, guitar, and trumpet in the lead! Nothing's ever too forced, and there's a groove that's laidback, but right on the money – on titles that include "San Ho Zay", "Monkey Jump", "Strawberry Solo", "Hideaway", "Up Hard", "The Horse", and "Grazing In The Grass". CD

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Jr Walker & The All StarsJr Walker & The All Stars Play Shotgun ... LP
SOUL, 1965. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the all-time classics from Jr Walker & The All Stars – key proof that Motown could groove even when nobody was laying down vocals! As you might guess from the title, the album features the group's huge hit "Shotgun", plus lots of other cool funky little tracks like "Cleo's Back", "Tune Up", "Monkey Jump", "Do The Boomerang", "Shake & Fingerpop", "Shoot Your Shot", and lots more! The album's one of the group's strongest for Motown – and features that tight snapping groove that helped Jr take the tenor out of the R&B sound of the 50s, and place it into a whole new mode for the soulful 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown reissue.)

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✨✧ VariousDo The Blues 45s – The Ultimate Blues 45 Collection ... CD
Think (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
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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VariousLet's Dance Records – Mike Macharello & Duane Thamm Jr – Chicago 1983 to 1985 ... CD
Let's Dance/Still Music, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A cool collection from the earliest years of the Chicago house music scene – a time when the city's grooves were maybe as beholden to the styles from overseas as they were the new vibe going on in the Windy City! Lots of these tracks have heavier beats than basslines, and almost reflect some of the ways that New York street soul was using drum machines in the years after hip hop got going – but there's also an approach that shows that strong Chicago love of import dance records from the UK, Italy, and beyond – with modes that were borrowed strongly, then reshaped to make the more familiar grooves that influenced generations to come. As with other Still Music projects, the package is as much a history lesson as a music compilation – a great look into a tiny little label, with detailed notes, and tracks that include "Jump Trax Mix Down" by Duane Thamm Jr, "Single Girl (voc)" by Knight Action with Sedenia, "R-Trax (special mix)" by Knight Action, "Crazy Or Not (inst)" by Mike Tomaselli, "Nobody (club mix)" by Joey O & Out Of Control, "I Like That In You (dub)" by Belinda Hoover, "Crazy Or Not (virgin)" by Mike Tomaselli, "R-Trax/D-Rail (single dance mix)" by Knight Action featuring Sedenia, and "Jump Trax Mix Up" by Duane Thamm Jr. CD

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VariousRhythm Masters ... CD
Soul Patrol (France), 2005. Used ... $4.99
The mighty Soul Patrol Records is firmly back in business – and this time around they're serving up a collection of newer work pulled from the catalogs of modern funk labels Soul Fire and Timmion! The work on the set grooves with the raw deep funk power of obscure 70s funky 45s – and although we've stocked Soul Fire and Timmion titles religiously over the years, we have to admit that we'd never heard any of the work on this set before! Most of the focus here is on instrumental funk – often in a lean and stripped-down mode – and titles include "Fly By End" and "Sweet Back" by Fabulous Three, "Old Groove Music Maker", "Keep Your Funky Soul Struttin Sassy", "Gangsters Of Rhythm", and "Make The Funk Jump" by Les Anges De La Nuit, and "The Groove Robbers" and "The Funky Git Down" by Inner City People. All legit too (we checked!) – so if you're the type that's always been huffy about Soul Patrol, now's the time to get on board! CD

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✨✧ Kaoru Abe & Sabu ToyozumiMannyoka ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fiercely improvised work from the duo of Kaoru Abe on soprano and sopranino saxophone – and Sabu Toyozumi on drums and percussion! On "Song For Mithue Totozumi", the pair jump right into the fray – with Abe spinning out these incredible lines with effortless ease – taking his horn into the kind of territory we're used to hearing from European saxophonists, with superb support from Toyozumi! Toyozumi is wonderful on "Song For Sakamoto Kikuyo", in three parts – a piece that builds up with this organic, almost abstract energy from the percussion – very spacious in parts, but woven together beautifully by these snaking, yet angular lines from Abe's reeds – which gain intensity as the performance moves on, building to a real sense of ferocity by the end! CD

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's power, and Bob's vision for change in the world – sometimes issued at a more personal level, but always with a spirit that's strong enough to inspire the generations who've grabbed onto this album as a favorite. Titles include "Chant Down Babylon", "Buffalo Soldier", "Mix Up Mix Up", "Blackman Redemption", "Jump Nyabinghi", "Stiff Necked Fools", "I Know", and "Trench Town". Also includes a bonus 12" mix of "Buffalo Soldier". CD

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan/Lee KonitzRevelation ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little 2LP set – and a near-definitive release of recordings made by Gerry Mulligan and Lee Konitz, along with players like Zoot Sims, Allan Eager, and Al Cohn during the early 50s in LA. Some of the sides are studio sets, others are recorded live, and all seem to have a freeness that's rare for both of the players at the time. The sets are a bit loose, but in a good way, one that has the normally controlled Mulligan and Konitz opening up more in a jam session mode, especially on the longer tracks. Titles include "Disc Jockey Jump", "Crazy Day", "Sextet I", "Revelation", "Four & One More", "Turnstile", and "All The Things You Are". Great notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ VariousGuys Go Pop Vol 4 – 1964 to 1966 ... CD
Teensville (Australia), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy music from the mid 60s – a fantastic follow-up to the other volumes in this excellent series – and like the rest, a tremendous showcase for rare pop gems that we never would have heard otherwise! As the notes are quick to point out, most of these singers are artists who aren't trying to jump on the British Invasion bandwagon – and instead stretch out from earlier male pop modes – mixing bits of rock instrumentation with fuller arrangements and great studio touches – often with currents that seem to point the way towards Sunshine Pop styles to come, and maybe echo modes of The Beach Boys a lot more than The Beatles! The CD has a whopping 35 tracks in all – and titles include "It Comes & Goes" b Mike Berry, "I Can't Stop Myself" by Lemme B Good, "Sunshine Sweetheart" by Kenny Chandler, "When You Ask About Love" by Johnny Peters, "Miss Temptation" by Ray Lynn, "Blue Ribbons" by Peter Ford, "Give Me Enough Love" by Vern McEntire, "Lay Down Your Arms" by Grady Lloyd, "I Could Conquer The World" by Don Charles, "Melony" by Buddy Wayne, and "Just A Boy In Love" by Ray Whitely. CD

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✨✧ Woody HermanComplete Woody Herman Decca, Mars, & MGM Sessions 1943 to 1954 (7CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, 1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 7CD ... Out Of Stock
It's hard to put the genius of Woody Herman in words – but that's something we don't have to do, thankfully, as this massive box set provides a wonderful illustration of everything that made Woody such a standout in his generation! Sure, Herman was a bandleader with a clarinet – but that's where any similarity to other large groups stops – as Woody was always open to new ideas, including influences from bebop, modern jazz, R&B, jump blues, and other styles – and was always changing up the way he approached his music and arrangements, not just changing the lineup of his famous bands, but also breaking out into new recording possibilities too! This package captures Herman at three important parts of his career – early Decca Records 78rpm singles, which show all those modern edges that Herman created on the large ensemble jazz scene, thanks to key modern players; his huge amount of music for MGM, where Herman also really opened up as an overall entertainer, and was able to take on just about any jazz style with effortless ease, and become quite a singer as well; and his rare 50s material for his own self-run Mars label, an imprint for 78rpm singles that linked Woody much more with the growing R&B indies of the time. And as much as we love Mosaic for LP-related box sets, we often feel they do an even more crucial job with sides from this 78rpm era – proving great sound, missing notes, and a sense of completeness that you don't even get if you're a collector of the original format. 7CD box has the usual great Mosaic presentation and copious notes – and a total of 141 tracks in all. CD
(Limited to 2000 copies.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation ... CD
Island, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's power, and Bob's vision for change in the world – sometimes issued at a more personal level, but always with a spirit that's strong enough to inspire the generations who've grabbed onto this album as a favorite. Titles include "Chant Down Babylon", "Buffalo Soldier", "Mix Up Mix Up", "Blackman Redemption", "Jump Nyabinghi", "Stiff Necked Fools", "I Know", and "Trench Town". CD

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✨✧ Harry NilssonNilsson Schmilsson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Nilsson's best ever albums – with a more streamlined overall sound than some of his wildly eclectic earlier LPs – really putting a tight focus on both his vocal and songwriting genius! There's an easygoing charm to the album that's pretty much unrivaled in his catalog (and highlighted by the early morning cover photo) – backed by guitars, keys, and in some spots horns – with loads delicate moments and oddball humor. Pure greatness! Titles include "Gotta Get Up", "Driving Along", "Early In The Morning", "The Moonbeam Song", "Down", "Without You", "Coconut", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Jump Into The Fire" and "I'll Never Leave You". This RCA Original Masters series CD has 6 bonus tracks, including a Spanish language version of "Without You", demo versions of "Moonbeam Song" and "Gotta Get Up", "How Can I Be Sure Of You" and more. CD
(BMG Direct pressing with a crease through traycard artwork. Disc has light marks but plays fine.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic Inside Me – 30 Soul Gems & Lost Grooves ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of grooves both old and new – pulled from a decades-old tradition of soul music, with a vibe that really lives up to the piles of dusty old records on the cover! The set begins with rare 70s soul, then moves up to the present – and all along the way, there's a focus on well-crafted tracks that really stand out from the mainstream – definitely a few cuts by bigger artists, but not their hits at all – mixed with some great gems from up-and-comers, in a way that makes the whole thing a fantastic discovery in soul! The collection's got a total of 30 tracks in all – all handled by Tony Monson, who gave us the excellent Ethereal Magic collections – with titles that include "Body" by Foreign Exchange, "Don't Let Me Down" by Vesta Williams, "Roster" by Jahiem, "Breaking It Down (downtown orig mix)" by Petalpusher, "Dance Freak" by Chain Reaction, "Rio De Janeiro" by Ugly Duckling, "Don't Be Lonely" by Cameo, "Running Stop Lights" by Mel Waiters, "Don't Wanna Wait" by Lew Kirton, "Twenty Four Seven (Yoruba mix)" by 1968 Featuring Rasheed Ali, "Rescue You" by Ryan Leslie, "Something Inside My Head" by Gene Dunlap, "Afro Jump (nick mix)" by Solodinjgo, "Hangin On" by The Affair, "New York City Blues" by Mark Winkler, "Happier" by Lisa Grand, "Saved By Love" by David Lasley, and "Music & Wine (funkaphonic voc mix)" by Blue Six. CD

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✨✧ Jaimie BranchFly Or Die ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible debut from trumpeter Jaimie Branch – an artist who seems ready to be one of the boldest new voices in jazz on the Chicago scene! Branch works here at a level that both lives up to an AACM legacy of experimentation, and the rich exploration in new jazz forms that we love from the International Anthem label – a short-lived imprint, but who who've really opened up a wider audiences for the best creative efforts from our home town! Branch's group here is great – with Tomeka Reid on cello, Jason Ajemian on bass, and Chad Taylor on drums – the last of whom brings his wonderfully loose, open, yet still-swinging style to play – and creates this magical flow that only seems to inspire Jaimie's bold trumpet work even more. The record is constantly creative, but deeply spiritual too – and also includes guest performances from Josh Berman on cornet and Matt Schneider on guitar. Titles include "Jump Off", "The Storm", "Waltzer", "Fly Or Die", "Leaves Of Glass", and "Meanwhile". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kit SebastianMantra Moderne ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of global elements at play – all with maybe some of the moodier production touches you'd hear from the Clutchy Hopkins generation – served up with vocals that are spoken as much as they're sung, maybe echoing a bit of French styles as well! Kit Sebastian is definitely a great illustration of a younger generation that hardly cares where one border ends and another begins – very happy to jump around the globe in pursuit of a groove, yet never hit you over the head while they're doing it. Titles include "Senden Baska", "Tyranny 20", "Pangea", "Kuytu", "Yanimda Kal", and "With A Sense Of Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mantra Moderne ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ VariousMr Santa's Boogie – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Christmas collection, postwar-style – served up here in a mix of vintage singles that include rare doo wop, jazz, and blues-based recordings! This series is a totally great one – we love all the titles in the collection – and like the rest, this volume features a stellar choice of cuts that really go beyond the obvious, while still keeping the Christmas spirit alive and well! In other words, these aren't just obscure tunes that might not get things right – they're very well-selected selections that really balance out the best sort of Holiday moods for the season. Titles include "Christmas Blues" by Larry Darnell, "I Need A Man" by Thelma Cooper, "Far Away Blues" by Johnny Otis, "Lonesome Christmas (part 1)" by Lowell Fulson, "All I Want For Christmas" by The Larks, "Hello Santa Claus" by Cecil Gant, "No Room At The In" by The Fairfield Four, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Sonny Parker, "Jingle Jangle Jump" by Gladys Bentley with Dexter Gordon, "Christmas Boogie" by Sugar Chile Robinson, and "It's Christmas Time" by The Five Keys. CD

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – People Hold On (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The 80s were a huge decade for the 12" single – with a shift at the start of the decade to really unlock the possibilities in the format, to a move near the 90s where the format was virtually a standalone record itself – sometimes more important than full length albums by some artists! This set brings together loads of important tracks from that moment – music that begins in early 80s club, and moves through towards that time when a lot more American house was influencing the groove, and when producers had more than enough new technology on their hands to really open up a tune! Titles include "Beat Dis (extended dis)" by Bomb The Bass, "People Hold On (12" version)" by Coldcut with Lisa Stansfield, "Rockit (12" mix)" by Herbie Hancock, "I'll House You (Gee St reconstruction mix)" by Jungle Brothers, "Jump To It (12" mix)" by Aretha Franklin, "Theme From S'Express (12" version)" by S'Express, "Just Be Good To Me (12" ext)" by SOS Band, "I Really Didn't Mean It (12" mix)" by Luther Vandross, "Living In America (ext R&B dance mix)" by James Brown, "System Addict (M&M rmx)" by Five Star, "Lover Boy (12" ext)" by Billy Ocean, "Just An Illusion (ext)" by Imagination, "Lovely Day (88 rmx 12" version)" by Bill Withers, and "Saturday Love (12" version)" by Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal. CD

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. CD
 
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✨✧ Spotnicks/Russ Garcia/Ron GoodwinOut Of This World (Music In Orbit/Fantastica) ... CD
El (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Space age pop galore – from a trio of very groovy sources! The Spotnicks start out the set with three cool guitar instrumentals – "Telstar", "Moonshot", and "Rocket Man" – done in their great blend of Ventures guitar modes and offbeat Joe Meek production styles – with a sound that's years ahead of its time! Next is the excellent album Out Of This World – from Brit arranger Ron Goodwin, with production by the legendary George Martin! The album was billed as Music In Orbit here in the US – and is a wonderful album of space-age easy listening! The album features no electronics, but Goodwin's use of soaring strings is somewhere between the Fantastic Planet soundtrack and some of the later moogy albums in the 60s. Scoring is richly sophisticated, with a complicated approach to the material that would befit a high-end 50s sci-fi soundtrack – made even better by the excellent cover, which features a beautiful purple painting of a rocket blasting off of a planet in space. The whole thing's perhaps a bit more romantic than spooky, but the mood changes nicely from track to track to keep things fresh. Titles include "The Moon", "The Venus Waltz", "Mercury Gets The Message", "The Sun", "Jumping Jupiter", and "Martians On Parade". Last up is Russ Garcia's Fantastica – one of the space-age bachelor pad electronic classics! Russ Garcia was mostly a jazz arranger in his day – but he does a good job of scoring some moody sci-fi tracks for this set – mixing full orchestrations with some great electronics handled by Ted Keep, all in a format that replicates a journey through the universe – with stops at lots of unusual galaxies along the way! The album's got a great mix of complicated strings and woodwinds, which offset the spooky electronics nicely – and although playful, the record also represents some of Garcia's most serious scoring on record. Titles include "Into Space", "Nova", "Monster's Of Jupiter", "Red Sands Of Mars", and "Moon Rise". CD

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George DanquahHot & Jumpy ... LP
QuaMi, 1978. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A world of rhythmic, danceable sounds from George Danquah – the legendary Ghanaian guitarist, composer and bandleader who had earlier played and/or toured with Benya Beats, Blue Monks and Uhuru Dance Band and other brilliant groups – and this rare mid 70s set is the only album billed to Danquah that we've ever been lucky enough to hear! It's amazing stuff and covers broad stylistic terrain while holding together strongly. There's some fairly straight up, yet uniquely arranged Afro Funk & soul, some reggae inspired rhythms, percussion driven gems and strains of highlife. Danquah plays guitar and handles the conducting and arranging, backed by a core of trumpet, tenor sax, organ, bass, drums and conga – with some vocals, wah wah guitar and flute. Includes "Mbesiafo (Part One)", "African Reggae", "Just For A Moment", "Araba Soso Wo Ndzema", "Chain Of Love", "Why Worry – Let's Do 'Highlife'", "Mbesiafo (Part Two – Vocal)", "Mese Medo No" and "Onyame Sane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing on Secret Stash.)

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✨✧ Jumpin Bill CarlisleBusy Body Boogie – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Jumpin Bill Carlisle – one of those postwar hillbilly figures who should have gotten some credit for helping bring rock and roll into the world! Bill's style is upbeat, romping, and plenty jumping – as you can probably see by the way that Carlisle jumped straight up in the air when playing – music that's rooted in country styles, but which has a very quick tempo and lots of wit in the songwriting – acoustic and electric guitar lines dancing around with plenty of bass kicking things up at the bottom – and Bill's work was often strongly supported by brother Cliff Carlisle, a great player on both dobro and steel guitar. CD features a massive 34 tracks in all – most of Bill's Mercury singles from the 50s, plus some Columbia Records material too – titles that include "Honey Love", "Busy Body Boogie", "Shake A Leg", "Doggie Joe", "Woman Driver", "A Mouse Been Messing Around", "Monkey Business", "Air Brakes", "Down Boy", "Tiny Space Man", "Knot Hole", "T'Ain't Nice", "Too Old To Cut The Mustard", and "Money Tree". CD

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African & Afro-American DrumsAfrican & Afro-American Drums ... CD
Folkways, 1954. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A drum-heavy spectacular – recorded with a really rootsy feel! The first half of the material was recorded in Africa – not credited especially well, but done with a stripped-down sound that's very heavy on drums and other odd percussion instruments – recorded in that rough, loud Folkways style that really makes the music sound nicely bombastic. The remaining tracks on the set are from a variety of North and South American locales – Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, and even the US – as Baby Dodds turns in a solo on the final track! Titles include "Ceremonial Drums", "Dance Drums", "Stamping Tubes", "Salute To A Chief", "Sit Log Talking Drum", "Djuka Dance Drums", "Lucumi", "Jumping Dance Drums", "Cuminia Drums", "Rhythms For The Deity Ogoun", and "Jazz Drumming". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $1.99
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". CD

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Sam DeesShow Must Go On ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... $79.99
The only full album ever recorded by the legendary Sam Dees – an artist who's probably best known for his songwriting skills on other records, but who really shines here as a lead star on his own! Dees' approach is wonderful – a bit rootsy, with some slight southern soul elements – but also righteous and progressive, with a bit of a Curtom vibe in the mix – a perfect blend for Dees' upfront presentation of the lyrics, and the powerful message in his music! And the lyrics are sublime – really thoughtful words that go way past any standard cliches – mixing the personal and politics in ways that few other records did this well – a quality that's made this one a lasting treasure for years. Titles include "Child of the Streets", "Claim Jumpin", "Troubled Child", "So Tied Up", and "Good Guys". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – with Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Manu DibangoAfrican Voodoo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
PSI/Hot Casa (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An amazing rare chapter in the career of the legendary Manu Dibango – and a darn funky one as well! This early 70s album was recorded in Paris, right before Manu's huge global "Soul Makossa" hit – and although it was done as an obscure sound library release, it really shows Dibango jumping into all the best funky modes that would soon make him a giant! In face, the whole thing might well be Manu's funkiest record ever – as the tracks have no vocals, and are tight and right on the money – with plenty of heavy drums and massive basslines – plus instrumentation from a very cool lineup of French jazz players that includes Yvan Julien on trumpet and Francois Jenneau on tenor. Manu himself blows lots of funky flute and sax solos – and also plays vibes, piano, and organ – on very groovy instrumentals that include "Iron Wood", "Coconut", "Zoom 2000", "Aphrodite Shake", "Soul Saxes Meeting", "Out Of Score", "Ba-Kuba", and "Groovy Flute". LP, Vinyl record album

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Daryl Dragon & OthersSea For Yourself (with bonus DVD) ... LP
Rural/Modern Harmonic, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99 37.99
A fantastic little surf soundtrack record – and one that's very different than both the guitar instrumental and jazz-based albums that showed up earlier in the genre! This one is much more like some of the Australian rock scores that started to show up at the end of the 60s – very trippy, and with a weird mix of psych styles, and some really surprising rootsy touches too – so that you'll get fuzzy guitar one minute, and North Cali acoustic sounds the next – all jumping around in this really great way! Production and the whole project is by Daryl Dragon – of later fame – and here, he's a madman in the studio – using cool effects to create some really great moments on some of the tunes. Dragon also handles some of the music, too, amidst a wide variety of other artists and singers – listed here in groups that include The Bozone, Dan Peyton, Al Oakie & Friends, Richard Henn & Co, The Dragons, BFI, and Helpers. Very hip – like the best Aussie surf rock sounds at the end of the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus DVD of the film, too!)

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Roberta FlackOasis ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1988. Used ... $4.99
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a contemporary sound – though classical soul-inclined – thanks to smart production and arrangements by Marcus Miller, Jerry Hey and Michael Omartian. There's a little bit of a tropical vibe in couple places – hence the title – especially the opening and closing tunes "Oasis" and "(His Name) Brazil" – and other cuts include the nice and hooky Ashford & Simpson tune "Uh-Uh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)", plus "All Caught Up In Love", "Shock To My System", "You Who Brought Me Love", "And So It Goes", "Something Magic". CD
(Out of print.)

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Aretha FranklinBest Of Aretha Franklin ... CD
Arista/BMG Heritage, 1980s. Used ... $0.99
Mostly 80's cuts from the Arista years including "Freeway of Love", "Jump To It", "A Rose Is Still A Rose", and "Who's Zoomin' Who", rounded out with a couple of early Atlantic tracks. CD

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✨✧ Gentle GiantGentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Alucard (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About April 3, 2020
The amazing first album from Gentle Giant – a crucially overlooked group from the key years of the UK jazz-rock scene! The album definitely comes at things from a rock perspective, but there's a hell of a lot of fusion in the mix too – especially in the guitar and keyboard parts, which jump around with these sharp edges that rival some of the more jazz-based fusion from the European scene of the 70s – played to perfection, even amidst some of the record's higher-concept lyrics – which themselves kind of fall into a King Crimson camp. In fact, the mix of lyricism and all-out jamming makes the record a good comparison to the Crimson camp of the time – yet for some reason, these guys have never gotten as much cred over the years as that group. Titles include "Nothing At All", "Isn't It Quiet & Cold", "Why Not", "Giant", and "Funny Ways". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcia GriffithsNaturally/Steppin ... CD
Sky Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of albums from Marcia Griffiths – the well-titled queen of reggae at the end of the 70s! First up is Naturally, a fantastic album from Marcia Griffiths – very much the kind of material that made her one of the best female singers on the Jamaican scene in the 70s! The set's got a soulful sparkle that's undeniable – music that could have, should have (if things were right) gotten Marcia much bigger fame in the US crossover market of the time – as these songs work equally well as laidback soul numbers, even with strong reggae rhythms – thanks to the warmth and class of the vocals! A number of tracks are originals, and titles include "Dreamland", "Tell Me Now", "Melody Life", "Survival Is The Game", "Feel Like Jumping", "Mark My Word", and "Truly". Steppin features Marcia Griffiths at the height of her powers – singing wonderfully and soulfully, in a style that almost transcends her Jamaican roots! While other reggae singers of the period were maybe polishing things up a bit, to reach larger commercial fame, Griffiths seems to be stepping back more into soul, while still working with familiar Kingston rhythms – crafting this mode that's completely compelling, and which has as much personal feeling as some of the more powerful social themes of the roots era. Errol Brown recorded the tracks at Treasure Isle, and titles include "It's Impossible", "Steppin Out Of Babylon", "Where Were Why", "Why There Is No Love", "Give & You Get", and "I'm Hurting Inside". CD

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Cissy HoustonThink It Over ... LP
Private Stock, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
No need to think it over here – as the album's so groovy, we jump right in – thanks to plenty of upbeat disco arrangements from arranger Michael Zager! Zager worked previously with Cissy Houston, but here he really takes her out to the clubs – mixing strings and rhythms into some sweetly soaring backings that really work well with Houston's gospel-trained voice! There's a nice sense of drama to some of the grooves, but never too much to be campy – and titles include "Warning Danger", "An Umbrella Song", "Somebody Should Have Told Me", "Think It Over", "I Won't Be The One", and "Love Don't Hurt People". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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Fumio ItabashiRise & Shine – Live At The Aketa's ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A soaring live set from Fumio Itabashi – one of our favorite Japanese pianists of the 70s, and a tremendous player with a strong McCoy Tyner-like sound! The session features Fumio stretching out on 3 long tracks in trio mode – only bass and drums to back him up, and plenty of space to take off on long-spiraling lines on the keys! There's a pulsating groove to the first track in the set – the 20 minute long "Jumping Board", which dips, turns, and flies with the right kind of energy you'd expect from the title. That's followed by a mellower reading of "My Funny Valentine" – but one that's still quite long, and really builds nicely through the set. And last up is another Itabashi original – "Rise & Shine" – presented here in the full 17 minute version, which layers sound upon sound as the tune builds on – really cascading beautifully along! CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Wojciech KarolakEasy! ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A totally groovy set from mid 70s Poland – and a record that jumps around with the same energy as the best MPS work from the late 60s! The album's a larger group effort from keyboards Wojciech Karolak – one that features work on Hammond and electric piano set against some nicely grooving arrangements from Jan Ptasyn Wroblewski – in styles that are modern, yet also quite funky at times – almost offering a weirdly twisted version of organ-driven records that were coming out on Verve or Blue Note at the end of the 60s. The Novi Singers throw in a bit of wordless vocals on a few tracks in the set, and the record also features nice solos by Tomasz Stanko and Zbigniew Namyslowski – but the main focus is definitely on Karolak's keyboards, which are amazingly versatile throughout the set! Titles include "A Day In The City", "Instant Groove", "Easy", "Why Not Samba", "Seven Shades Of Blue", and "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby LewisMumblin, Tossin, & Turnin ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A really wonderful overview of the early career of Bobby Lewis – a pre-soul singer who recorded for a variety of different labels, and always managed to pack a hell of a punch! Bobby can have a very dynamic vocal approach when he wants – a sometimes-explosive approach that paves the way from jump blues through R&B into soul – and the tracks here follow a similar trajectory, and start with early work for Chess, Mercury, Spotlight, and Roulette – before moving into the early 60s material for Beltone Records that's perhaps some of Lewis' best-known material. Throughout the 27 track set, there's a real love for an upbeat, playful tune – the kind of work that would be more strongly associated with the New Orleans scene in the 60s, even though Bobby's roots are in the midwest. Titles include two versions of his early hit "Mumbles Blues" – plus "Tossin & Turnin", "Oh Mr Somebody", "Solid As A Rock", "Turn Over A New Leaf", "Cry No More", "One Track Mind", "Yay Yay I Feel So Gay", "A Man's Gotta Be A Man", "Yes Oh Yes It Did", "Boom A Chick Chick", and "I'm Tossin & Turnin Again". CD

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Jimmy McGriffFlyin' Time (Fly Dude/Let's Stay Together) ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1971/1972. Used ... $11.99
Double-length work from Jimmy McGriff – 2 albums in 1 from the Groove Merchant label! The first half of the set features the album Fly Dude – some great down-home work from Jimmy McGriff, and a session that's a bit less funk-based than some of his others for the Groove Merchant label, but still plenty darn great! The set's kind of a nice link between the straighter soul jazz of McGriff's 60s years, and his return to the format at the end of the 70s – and the group's a quintet, with Ronald Arnold on tenor, George Freeman on guitar, John Thomas on rhythm guitar, and Marion Booker on drums. There's some slight funky undercurrents – especially from Freeman's guitar lines, which have a nice degree of grit – which Jimmy seems to match nicely. Titles include "The Groove Fly", "It's You I Adore", "Jumping The Blues", and "Healin' Feeling". Next is the album Let's Stay Together – an early 70s gem from Jimmy McGriff! Jimmy's grooving with a larger group here – but in a funky 70s mode that makes for a great update of the rawer sound he laid out on some of his Sue sides in the 60s. The best tracks are the covers of 70s soul material – like "Shaft", "What's Going On", and "Let's Stay Together" – hewn in the organ funk mode that Jimmy pioneered and honed with his trademark expertise. Another highlight of the record is an original called "Tiki", that has a slight exotica feel to it, coming off very nice with Jimmy's organ work! Other tracks include "Georgia On My Mind" and "April In Paris". CD
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Buddy RichLive In Miami With Flip Phillips (plus Rock With Flip) ... CD
Verve/Giant Steps (UK), 1954/1957. Used ... $14.99
Buddy's in Miami – but that doesn't mean he's on vacation – as the set's a hard burner that ranks as one of his best sides for Verve of the 50s! The set was recorded live at the Dream Bar at the Johnina Hotel in Miami – and Buddy's leading an interesting groove that includes Verve wailer Flip Phillips on tenor sax, plus the much more understated Peter Ind on bass and Ronnie Ball on piano. The combination of players in the quartet makes for a very interesting sound – as at some points it seems as if Phillips and Rich are taking off entirely on their own – making for a tenor/drum groove that's mighty nice! Tracks include "Lover Come Back To Me", "Topsy", "Undecided", "Broadway", and "Jumpin At The Woodside". The CD also features a full bonus album – Rock With Flip, originally issued under the leadership of Flip Phillips in 1954. The album's not entirely what you might think from the title – a bit less of the raunchy R&B that its name might imply – but it's still one of Flip Phillips' classic 50s sessions for Verve, all of which are great! The group here is a quintet – with Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – all working in great mid 50s Verve mode, with a relaxed, swinging style that sets things up nicely for Flip. Tracks are a bit shorter, with more of a focus on the leader than some other Verve dates – and titles include "Lemon Aid 21", "All Of Me", "Almost Like Being In Love", and "Singing The Blues". CD
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Rolling Stones & OthersRolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus (3LP 180 gram expanded edition) ... LP
Abkco, 1968. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $58.99 64.98
A great audio documentary of a really mindblowing film – one that captures the Rolling Stones at that key late 60s point when they were stepping into really sinister territory – playing in a very vivid setting, along with some of their key up-and-coming contemporaries on the scene! The whole thing builds up with the energy of a circus – the Stones are last, and there's a growing mix of performers introduced by various members of the band – really presented in a carnivalesque array, before the lead act comes in and knocks it out of the park. The set features a killer early version of "A Quick One While He's Away" by The Who – maybe one of the high points of the set – plus "Song For Jeffrey" by Jethro Tull, "Whole Lotta Yoko" by Yoko Ono & The Dirty Mac (John Lennon), "Ain't That A Lot Of Love" by Taj Mahal, and "Something Better" by Marianne Faithfull. The Rolling Stones round things out with performances of "Sympathy For The Devil", "Parachute Woman", "Jumpin Jack Flash", "Salt Of The Earth", "No Expectations", and "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Plus, this double-length version has unreleased tracks "Warmup Jam" and "Revolution (rehearsal)" by The Dirty Mac, "Leaving Trunk" and "Corinna" by Taj Mahal, and the odd symphonic works "Ritual Fire Dance" and Mozart's "Sonata In C Major" by Julius Katchen. LP, Vinyl record album

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Skatalites & FriendsPhoenix City – A History Of The World's Greatest Ska Band ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
The world's greatest ska band – you bet! Over 50 burning, jumping ska classics, by the architects of the sound, and one of the finest bands on the island – ever! Not everything here was originally recorded or released under the Skatalites name, but every one of these combustible numbers is the genuine article, cut by groups featuring members of the Skatalites or led by blazing hornmen Don Drummond, Roland ALphonso or Tommy McCook, including "Yard Broom", "Backbeat", "Musical Communion (Sly Mongoose)", "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Dreadnaught", "Eastern Standard Time", "Cool Smoke", "Silver Dollar", "Music Is My Occupation", "Latin Goes Ska", "Guns Of Navarone", "Lucky Seven" and "James Bond". CD
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Bettye SwannBettye Swann ... CD
EMI/Honest Jons/Astralwerks, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
A treasure trove of late 60s southern soul from the great Bettye Swann – 22 tunes cut for Capitol between 1968 and 1970 after she jumped from the indie Money Records! Sadly, the move didn't turn Bettye into the major star Capitol no doubt expected to arise – and these fantastic tracks were largely unappreciated at the time. This release marks the very first worthy issue of most of this material, thanks to Honest Jon's – who did a similarly wonderful job rescuing some of the best material ever recorded by Bettye's contemporary Candi Staton! There's an achingly great southern soul feel to these tunes, which range from fragile soul ballads with sweet harmonies to poundingly righteous stompers. The feel is just loose enough, with roomy arrangements that leave plenty of space for Bettye's sweet vocals, but still with the ability to tighten up and pound at the crack of a whip! Masterful lost soul – and a joy to experience with a reverent reissue! Tracks include "Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me?)", "I'm Lonely For You", "Don't Touch Me", "Little Things Mean A Lot", "No Faith No Love", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Tell It Like It Is", "Today I Started Loving You Again" and lots more! CD
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✨✧ 2PacMe Against The World (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jive/Interscope, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
Just before he got too hot for Jive and jumped to Death Row, this is the album where Pac moves above the Thug Life image he worked so hard to craft and delivered the lyrical goods with both his street stories and more introspective rhymes – helping set up his legacy as one of the most soul searching of street rappers – a reputation that stands to this day! Includes uber classic singles like "Dear Mama" and "So Many Tears", plus "Temptations", "If I Die 2 Nite", "Me Against The World", "Heavy In The Game", "Old School", "F*ck The World", "Death Around The Corner" and "Outlaw". Classic! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Beats Vol 6 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
One of the most compelling volumes in this great series so far – a fresh take on the funky sound of Brazilian Beats first explored in volume one – served up here by a whole new generation of Brazilian funk artists! The sound here easily jumps back between the past and the present – offering up older Brazilian funk classics from hard to find rarities – then grooving over to newer work from the current scene, clearly inspired by the best bits of the 60s and 70s! The result is simply wonderful – a genre-crossing, mind-expanding sound that's filled with lots of heavy percussion, soulful vocals, and rootsy organic touches! Titles include "Leaving For Calo Bassa" by Heavy Joker, "Riva (Gringo Jo Casa De Samba mix)" by Arakatuba, "No Tranco" by Siri, "Cotidiano (Buzzina rmx)" by Marcelinho Da Lua & Seu Jorge, "Um Dia Inteiro" by Electrosamba, "Flamengo" by Bebeto, "O Xamego De Ina" by Trio Mocoto, "Se Voce Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear" by Golden Boys, "Take It Easy My Brother Charles" by Som Tres, "Como Eu Te Quero" by Black Alien and "Agora Chega" by Super Som TA. 18 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDown Town Albums Collection (Red Red Wine Vols 1 & 2/Blow Your Horn/Your Musical Doctor/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A treasure trove of reggae, rocksteady, and blue beat work from the late 60s – all of it originally released under the guidance of producer Dandy – also a reggae artists of his own, with roots in Kingston, and working here with a big impact on the UK scene! The albums here were all originally issued on the Down Town imprint – a small sub label that Trojan Records gave to Dandy for his own projects – which resulted in the two killer compilations Red Red Wine volumes 1 and 2 – a great overview of some of the strongly soul-influenced sounds that were bubbling up in London at the time. Dandy himself is one of the key artists on the collection – and titles include "Move Your Mule", "I'm Your Puppet", "Reggae In Your Jeggae", "Got To Come Back", "Raining In My Heart", and "Can't Get Used To Losing You" by Dandy – plus "Red Red Wine" and "I'm Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got" by Tony Tribe, "Someday We'll Be Together" and "Love Me Tonight" by Audrey, "Lover's Question" and "Spreading Love" by Gene Rondo, "Lead Them" by Desmond Riley, "Games People Play" by The Israelites, and "Song Byrd" by Lyndon Johns. CD2 begins with the Trojan classic Blow Your Horn by Rico & The Rudies – a classic early album from Rico – the legendary Jamaican trombonist who's gotta be one of the few people who can pose with his instrument and still look pretty badass overall! That quality also comes through in Rico's music – a famous lead trombone sound on countless Jamaican recordings from the ska years onwards – really given some great time here in the spotlight on a set of tunes that soar out with lots of rough rocksteady rhythms! Rico blows strongly and soulfully – on titles that include "Rico's Message", "Niyah Man", "Caribbean Serenade", "Jumping The Gun", "Mighty Dan", "Session Begin", "Biafra", and "Quando Quando" – and the album also features some guest appearances on "The Lion" by Dandy, and on "Muma Muma" by The Israelites. Last up is Your Musical Doctor – a full album with Dandy as the lead singer on his own – with titles that include "Touch Of Poison", "Everybody Loves A Winner", "Gumption Feeling", "Meeting Over Yonder", "Here I Go Again", "Come On Home", and "Run Girl". 2CD set features 51 tracks in all – with a few more bonus tracks too! CD

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VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional quality and excellent performances – but it is flat out fun! As the title states, strains of pop, beat & bossa – plus mod & psychedelic fuzz – and the vocals girl group vocals are bright, rocking, playful or sultry or innocent depending on the groove! 25 tracks in all: "Black Room by Jun Mayuzumi, Sharock No 1" by Mie Nakao, "Nagisa No Tenshi" by Mieko Hirota, "Hatsu Koi No Letter" by Miki Obata, "Bazazz Tengoku" by The Cupids, "Aeba Suki Suki" by Margaret With Bunnys, "Nukui Aitsu" by Mika Nohira, "Kiiro No Sekai" by J Girls and more. CD

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VariousStudio One Rockers (green vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... On June 20, 2020
An excellent compilation that's very much in the spirit of the 100% Dynamite sets on Soul Jazz! This time, Soul Jazz dig through the vaults of the legendary Studio One catalog – some of the most important reggae and rocksteady ever recorded, virtually all of it produced under the tutelage of Clement "Coxone" Dodd. Much of this material has been floating around over the years, but we'd be hard pressed to think of a better collection of it – especially when considering the excellent fidelity of the set, which is way better than an of Dodd's own reissues of the material. Plus, the folks at Soul Jazz have gone out of their way to put together the tracks as an extremely well-thought out introduction to the music, not just a scattered batch of tunes that happened to be available. The set also includes a recent interview with Clement Dodd, plus loads of great rocksteady and early reggae tracks. Titles include "Surfin" by Ernest Ranglin, "Real Rock" by Sound Dimension, "Feel Like Jumping" by Marcia Griffiths, "Greedy G" by Brentford All Stars, "Village Soul" by Lennie Hibbert, "Ethiopia" by Cedric Brooks, "Crabwalking" by Prince Jazzbo, "Hot Milk" by Jackie Mittoo, "Badder Dan Dem" by Lone Ranger, and "Bobby Bobylon" by Freddy McGregor. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, June 21. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – SONP 50129.)
Also available Time Out ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Joe TexGet Way Back – The 50s Recordings ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight early work from the great Joe Tex – whose real commercial breakthrough was to come in the southern soul scene of the mid 60s – but his early roots in jumpin' 50s cuts for the King label are pretty incredible! This set has some tight, mean little tunes that sound just as good to us as the more famous tunes by Little Richard, and other 50s firebrands – but Joe works with more of a lean, controlled burn – and he knows his way around bluesy ballads, too. Titles include "Davy, You Upset My Home", "Come In This House", "Another Man's Woman", "Right Back To My Arms", "Get Way Back", "Cut It Out", "You Little Baby Faced Thing", "Boys Will Be Boys", "Come In This Hose", "Gee, I Really Want You", "Grannie Stole The Show" and more. 27 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Snorre Kirk with Stephen RileyTangerine Rhapsody ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Snorre Kirk has a great musical partner here – tenorist Stephen Riley, who blows with this warm, raspy tone that takes us back to classic Ben Webster in the postwar years! The pace of most tunes is nicely laidback, but never in a way that's too sloppy or loose – as Kirk's combo provides these rhythms that are more than interesting enough on their own, and which really expand once Riley's magic comes into the mix! Also, all tunes are originals by Kirk, which makes for an even fresher set than the usual outing with a classic-styled tenorist – and the group features Magnus Hjorth on piano and Anders Fjelsted on bass – plus guest tenor from Jan Harbeck on two tracks too. Tiles include "Tangerine Rhapsody", "Blues Jump", "West Indian Fever", "Festival Grease", and "Uptown Swing Theme". CD

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✨✧ Snorre Kirk with Stephen RileyTangerine Rhapsody ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Snorre Kirk has a great musical partner here – tenorist Stephen Riley, who blows with this warm, raspy tone that takes us back to classic Ben Webster in the postwar years! The pace of most tunes is nicely laidback, but never in a way that's too sloppy or loose – as Kirk's combo provides these rhythms that are more than interesting enough on their own, and which really expand once Riley's magic comes into the mix! Also, all tunes are originals by Kirk, which makes for an even fresher set than the usual outing with a classic-styled tenorist – and the group features Magnus Hjorth on piano and Anders Fjelsted on bass – plus guest tenor from Jan Harbeck on two tracks too. Tiles include "Tangerine Rhapsody", "Blues Jump", "West Indian Fever", and "Uptown Swing Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny SharrockMonkey-Pockie-Boo (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wow! This is one of Sonny Sharrock's rare early recordings, recorded in France shortly after he had been playing with Herbie Mann. The groove's kind of crazy, and it's amazing that Sonny jumped out so soon after leaving the sort of pop-jazz environs he was in with Herbie – but hey, lots of players got to France in the 60s, and completely let their bag open up – so why not Sonny? Wife Linda's on vocals on the session, and they're backed up by Beb Guerin on bass and Jacques Thollot on drums. Titles include "27th Day", "Soon", and "Monkey Pockie Boo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Doug WebbBack East ... CD
Posi tone, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tenorist Doug Webb jumps into the fray right from the very first note on this excellent set – a further continuation of his recent development as both a soloist and writer! Webb's got a style that's deeply classic, yet very personal too – not just a rehash of older tenor modes, but a way of drawing on their depth, and refocusing it into these surprisingly nimble lines – beautifully rhythmic passages that have the tonal colors really lighting up along the way – as Doug's horn resonates strongly with the piano lines from Peter Zak, over the more than able rhythms from Ben Wolfe on bass and Rudy Royston on drums! The whole record's got a simple, understated power that comes across very well on first listen – and only seems to delight more and more upon repeated spins – and titles include the Webb originals "Back East", "Sally's Song", "RDW Esq", "Stanley", "Mr Green", and "Snicker's Lament". CD

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✨✧ VariousBlues For Christmas - Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1956 to 1961 ... CD
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title might be Blues For Christmas, but lots of these tunes are pretty bright and jumpy, too – a nice mix of 50s R&B and early soul styles, served up here in a mighty sweet little package that's a great antidote to some of too-familiar Christmas collections on the market! Most of the artists are names you'll know already – especially if you've got some 50s blues in your collection – but the setting is mighty fresh, and the tunes together spin out for a nicely extended batch of Holiday listening that goes way past the obvious! Titles include "Oh Holy Night" by The Blue Notes, "Christmas Letter" by La Fets & Kitty, "Christmas In Jail" by The Youngsters, "Christmas Time (part 1)" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Can This Be Christmas" by Eddie Floyd & The Falcons, "Rock & Roll Santa Claus" by Huey Smith & The Clowns, "Christmas Celebration" by BB King, "Christmas Tears" by Freddy King, "Rock & Roll Santa Claus" by Babs Gonzales, "When Was Jesus Born" by Marian Williams, "After New Years Eve" by The Heartbeats, "It's Christmas Time" by Marvin & Johnny, and "Santa" by Lightnin Hopkins. CD

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Woogie Santa Claus – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1945 to 1949 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Postwar Christmas tunes – all from that great moment when blues and jazz were coming together in the early days of R&B! Most of these tracks are upbeat, groovy, and plenty festive – that new sort of warmth and celebratory vibe that seemed to hit Christmas music in the postwar years – and there's also a few tracks that are a bit more spare and gritty, hearkening back to earlier Christmas blues material of the pre-war years. The package features lots of tunes we'd never heard before – and is especially great if you dig jump blues and R&B! Titles include "New Year's Eve Blues" by Smokey Hogg, "Jingle Bells" by Leo Watson, "Xmas Blues" by Harmon Ray, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Mable Scott, "Santa Claus Blues" by Champion Jack Dupree, "Bring That Cadillac Back" by Harry Crafton, "How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Lonely Christmas" by The Orioles, "Christmas Time Blues" by Boll Weevil, "Christmas Spirits" by Julia Lee, "Christmas Time" by Little T Bone, "I Want A Present For Christmas" by JB Summers, and "Love For Christmas" by Felix Gross. CD

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✨✧ VariousPieces Of Trio Records – Mixed By Hiroko Otsuka ... CD
Trio (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic trip through the catalog of Trio Records – one of the coolest Japanese jazz labels of the 70s – and a company who not only gave growing local talent the chance to really spread their wings, but who also cut some great rare sessions by American artists too! The set here is heavy on work from the Japanese scene, and although the title says "mixed", the selection here isn't really all that funky – and instead presents Trio in all their glory – in a very hip combination of modal jazz, electric numbers, soulful moments, and even a few avant tracks – all balanced out beautifully with a great sense of pacing throughout. Titles include "Micro Worlds" by Kako TAkashi, "Young Girls Jumpin Dance" by Yoshinori Kondo, "Too High" by Sharps & Flats, "Mother Some Place" by Hiroshi Fukumura, "Malachi's Tune" by Yoshaburo Toyosumi, "Kappa Poetry" by Toshiyuki Miyama & New Heard, "Love Supreme (part 1)" by Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, "Methuselah" by Richie Beirach, "Turned Around" by Jack DeJohnette, "Sea Weeds" by Masaru Imada, and "White Fire" by Takao Uematsu. CD

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✨✧ VariousRhythm & Bluesin By The Bayou – Bop Cat Stomp ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The depths of Louisiana soul know no bounds – not just the countless great singers and singles that came from the New Orleans scene, but the wealth of wonderful work that flowed from the rest of the state as well! This collection, like the others in the series, does a fantastic job of bringing forth a huge amount of under-documented Louisiana soul material – some of it issued on singles, some not released at the time – all given the fantastic treatment that we've always loved from Ace Records – which means very detailed notes, great sound, and everything you need to make the enjoyment of the compilation way more than just finding a set of songs online! Most of this material is from that time when R&B was shifting into soul – with plenty of bluesy currents in the mix – and titles include "Everybody Wants To Know" by Lester Robertson, "Tomorrow I'll Be Gone" by Elizabeth, "Come On Home" by Prince Charles, "Rocks On My Pillow" by Cookie & The Cupcakes, "It Happened So Fast" by Clifton Chenier, "I Wants You" by Ashton Savoy, "For Your Precious Love" by Sonny Martin, "Raise Some San" by Jay Nelson & His Jumpers, "Bye Bye Baby" by The Yellow Jacket, "My Life For Your Love" by Blues Boy Palmer, "Augustine" by Rockin Sidney, "Shake It Up" by Thaddeus Declouet, "Bop Cat Stomp" by King Charles, and even a few tracks by unknown artists, rescued from rare tapes – "I Found My Baby" and "Be My Baby Doll". CD

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Jimmy McGriffIf You're Ready Come Go With Me – The Super Funk Collection ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Funky early 70s work by Jimmy McGriff – a mix of tight groovers and more open soul jazz numbers – all of which represent some of his best moments for the Groove Merchant label! Jimmy's got a lean, mean sound on these tracks – and even when the backings are full, they've got the tightness of a 70s soundtrack – nice and jazzy, and with a great funky punch on the bottom! The McGriff keyboard sound has plenty of room to roam around, even when the cuts are short – and titles include a great cover of "Ain't It Funky Now", plus "Super Funk", "Fat Cakes", "Dig It On", "Bug Out", "If You're Ready Come Go With Me", "Let's Saty Together", "The Bird", "Plain Brown Bag", "Jumpin' The Blues", "Tiki", and "Shuckin & Jivin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a peeled strip from tape removal across the front.)

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Johnny RiveraUp, Up, & Away ... LP
Cotique, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Heavy duty Latin Soul from Johnny Rivera – an excellent bandleader from the late 60s, with a sound that's a lot harder than you might guess from the Tijuana Brass in the title! True, Johnny's group's got a lot of work on horns – but in a style that's like the best of the boogaloo combos on the scene at the time – like the groups of Johnny Colon or Larry Harlow. Tunes are all jumpy little groovers – with plenty of solid boogaloo and shing-a-ling numbers, including many with soulful English lyrics! Includes a great version of "Light My Fire", plus the cuts "Cloud Nine", "The Clown", "I'm So Lonely", "Peyote", and the mad groover "Johnny On The Warpath"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on P-Vine! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Flamingos, Imperials, Dubs, & ChantelsBattle Of The Groups Vol 2 ... LP
End, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of vocal group material from George Goldner's End label – home to some of the most perfectly put together doo wop recordings of its time! Titles include "Jump Children" and "That Love Is You" by The Flamingos, "I'm Allright" and "So Near & Yet So Far" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "Never Let Go" and "I'm Confessin" by The Chantels, and "Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely" by The Dubs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has a click on one track, but is nice and clean overall.)

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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
Federal, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Danish pressing.)

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's every bit as funky as their first! The uniquely choppy rhythms of the group's first album are every bit as great here as on the first set – and if anything, the band's instrumentation is even better, especially on the guitar, which is wickedly tight, and played with a super-dope flanged-out approach on the solos. Vocals are great too, maybe even more soulful than before, especially on the album's few midtempo cuts – and the album's a must-have for any fan of the group's funky sound! Titles include "That's What I Get", "Super Woman", "Bluestrain", "Jump In The Water", "Falling Apart At The Seams", and "Trip To Nowhere". CD also features their Holiday track – the very groovy "Gee Whiz It's Christmas". CD

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Bennito SextetBennito Sextet Plus One ... LP
Mardi Gras, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Boogaloo – and nothing but! This is the kind of groovy Latin soul record you always hope to find when digging for Latin sides – and it's got that perfect mix of soul vocals and sock-boogaloo grooves that some of the best young combos were turning out in the late 60s. Bennito and crew have a tight firey lineup – one that features vibes and piano over percussion, with good English vocals, and a nice penchant for catchy grooves. Titles include "Psychedelic Meditation", "Rhythm & Soul", "My Sherry", "Dignora's Guaguanco", and "Jumping With Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesBirth Of Soul – The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings 1952 to 1959 (3 CD box set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s. Used 3 CDs ... $13.99
You know, over the years, you get exposed to so many cliches about Ray Charles that it's easy to forget how great he is – but you won't after hearing this set! This totally essential box pushes way past any other collection to pull together the raw early R&B sides by Ray – much harder stuff than any of his later country soul work, and way more rockin than even his instrumental sides that show up more as "jazz" efforts. No, this stuff kicks ass – and is right up there with the best 50s R&B work by artists like Tiny Bradshaw, Wynonie Harris, or Ray Brown. Plus, a huge amount of the cuts on here never really appeared on full LPs, so it's not like you'll be able to track them down that easily on other reissues. There's a wealth of excellent material here that will open up a whole new side of Ray for you – and which will fill in loads of holes if you've already got some of his work. There's a total of 53 tracks in all, plus a great set of notes and a very handsome box – and titles include "What Kind Of Man Are You", "Get On The Right Track", "Leave My Woman Alone", "Roll With My Baby", "Jumpin In The Morning", "It Should Have Been Me", "Feelin Sad", "Mess Around", "I Wonder Who", "Blackjack", "Greenbacks", "A Fool For You", "Hard Times", "A Bit Of Soul", "I Want To Know", "It's Alright", "Ain't That Love", and "That's Enough". All cuts are vocal – and this is some of the most satisfying Ray Charles you could ever buy! CD
(Still sealed! Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
A pivotal album for Ray Charles – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! There's a vibe here that really takes off from the R&B of the earlier years – showing Charles as a pivotal force in the move towards soul music – both from an instrumental and vocal standpoint! The Raelettes back Ray up on most tracks – and other tracks include "Rockhouse (parts 1 & 2)", "Roll With My Baby", "You Be My Baby", "Jumpin In The Mornin", and "What Kind Of Man Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear & aging.)
Also available What'd I Say (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 17.99

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A pivotal album for Ray Charles – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! There's a vibe here that really takes off from the R&B of the earlier years – showing Charles as a pivotal force in the move towards soul music – both from an instrumental and vocal standpoint! The Raelettes back Ray up on most tracks – and other tracks include "Rockhouse (parts 1 & 2)", "Roll With My Baby", "You Be My Baby", "Jumpin In The Mornin", and "What Kind Of Man Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)
Also available What'd I Say ... LP 9.99

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Cloud One & OthersFlying High – Patrick Adams P&P Masters ... CD
P&P/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
Tremendous grooves from one of the coolest club labels of all time – the legendary P&P family of labels, home to some of the weirdest, wildest, most experimental tracks to ever hit the dancefloor – yet all tracks that are pretty darn funky too! This 2CD collection is heavy on cuts from Cloud One – one of the most well-known P&P acts, often working with weird moogy electronics over funky club rhythms – a combination that still sounds as fantastic now as when Patrick Adams got the group going way back when – especially in the company of some of the other cool cuts that are on the collection too. Cloud One tracks include "Music Funk", "Funky Track", "Disco Juice", "Dust To Dust", "Spaced Out", "Charleston Hopscotch", "Atmosphere Strut (parts 1 & 2)", "Doin It All Night Long", "Jump Jump Jump", "Flying High (part 1)", "Patty Duke", "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By", "Atmosphere Strut (1979 rmx – part 2)", and "Happy Music" – and other tracks include "God's Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman" by Marie Lomax, "My Baby's Got ESP (orig 7" mix)" by Four Below Zero, "The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra, "Dance Dance Dance (disco version)" by Maria Acuna, "God Save & Protect Children" by Margo Williams, "Ain't Gonna Be A Next Time (short version)" by Magnetic Touch, and "It's Rough (dub)" by The Imperial Three. CD
(Part of the "Ultimate 80s NYC Street Sounds" series!)

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Ornette ColemanOf Human Feelings ... LP
Antilles, 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Early Prime Time stuff by Ornette, with the harmelodic sound electric sound of the group that included Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Bern Nix, and Charlie Ellerbee. Lots of popping guitar strings, jumping basslines, and rambling solos by Ornette. Tracks include "Jump Street", "Sleep Talk", "Air Ship", "What Is The Name Of That Song?", and "Job Mob". Very early eighties, very downtown scene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Collins KidsRockin'est ... CD
Columbia/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A killer collection from one of the coolest rockin acts of the 50s – a pair of younger kids, but who work together with a fire and frenzy that honestly beats most of the bigger rockabilly acts of the time! The Collins Kids are the stuff of legend – the kind of act that could hardly emerge today, especially on a major label – as it's almost as much of a surprise that these singles were recorded for Columbia Records during their big pop years, as it is how great the duo are together! Almost every track is upbeat, fast-riffing, and in that perfect spot between early rock and hillbilly – and the CD features 22 gems that include "Beetle Bug Bop", "Hoy Hoy", "Whistle Bait", "Hot Rod", "I'm In My Teens", "Hush Money", "The Rockaway Rock", "Hop Skip & Jump", "Mercy", "Party", "They're Still In Love", "Heartbeat", and "Go Away Don't Bother Me". CD

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✨✧ Nathan DavisBest Of Nathan Davis – 1965 to 1976 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Essential work from Nathan Davis – one of our favorite jazz musicians ever! Davis is one of those cats who you'll never find mentioned in the mainstream, but his music has had a profound influence on our groove for many years – an essential soul jazz style that is finally given full due by this wonderful compilation! Nathan's got a very long resume in jazz – but one that's mostly occurred in the underground – time in both the KC and Pittsburgh scenes here in the US, and key years overseas, working in Paris, Germany, and even Eastern Europe – touching both musicians and jazz fans alike in his travels, and continuing to develop a really unique, truly amazing sound. Davis plays both tenor and soprano sax on these recordings – blowing with a style that owes just a bit to Coltrane, but which really takes off strongly on its own groove too – often with modal rhythms in support of his tones, which makes for some really spiritual, exotic moments in his music. The package brings together a wealth of rare recordings by Davis, many of which are not currently available in any form – cuts from albums for MPS, European Polydor, and other overseas labels – and some rare indie cuts from the US too. Titles include a version of "A5" recorded live in Yugoslavia; the rare "Cecen Kizi", recorded in Turkey – and the tracks "B's Blues", "Theme From Zoltan", "Mandingo", "Up Jumped Spring", "Uschimaus", "Atlanta Walk", "Makatuka", "New Orleans", "Tragic Magic", "Sconsolato", and a studio version of "A5". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ De La SoulArt Official Intelligence – Mosaic Thump ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2000. Used ... $3.99
All hits and almost no misses – starting with "Oooh", easily the best single of the '00, featuring some nice quotes from classic hip hop tracks ranging from the Funky 4 + 1 to Mos Def, and some of Redman's best verses in a while. De La Soul basically started the whole skits-between-songs concept, or at least they perfected it, and (unlike too many other artists) here they get it right again – even the three hilarious "Ghostweed" skits featuring cameo appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, and Black Thought hold up to repeated listenings. Also includes "My Writes", "Thru Ya City", "All Good?", 'Words FromThe Chief Rocker" and the "Art Of Getting Jumped" – 17 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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DriftersSaturday Night At The Club ... LP
Atlantic (UK), Early 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
An unusual UK-only set – with cuts that include "Country To The City", "Be My Lady", "At The Club", "Up In The Streets Of Harlem", "Up Jumped The Devil", "Please Stay", "Beautiful Music", "Aretha", "Still Burning In My Heart", and "Only In America" – very unusual tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ El Gran ComboBoogaloos Con El Gran Combo ... LP
Gema, 1967. Very Good ... $29.99
One of our favorite albums ever from El Gran Combo – largely because it's a smoking Latin Soul set! The group were known for a more traditional groove on other records, but here they nicely jump on the younger bandwagon of the time – and step out with a crackling batch of boogaloo numbers that groove with the best of the Fania and Tico scene of the time! The sound is tight, right, and outta site – mostly instrumental with lots of heavy percussion and soaring horns – plus both English and Spanish vocals that really keep the soulful spirit of the session! Tracks include "Clap Your Hands", "Como Tu", "Sabor", "Combolu", "Shake It Baby", "Gran Combo's Boogaloo", "Vas Bien", "Chua Chua Boogaloo", and "Avelino Plumon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing! Cover has light wear on the back, but looks great on the front.)

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Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $2.99
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on tenor, Ray Nance on trumpet, Matthew Gee on trombone, and the wonderful Johnny Hodges on alto – playing here at the peak of his later powers. Titles include "Three J's Blues", "Smada", "C Jam Blues", "Sweet & Pungent", "Blues In Blueprint", "The Swinger's Jump", and "Blues In Orbit". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)
 
 
 



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