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King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsSynchro System/Ire (UK pressing) ... 12-inch
Island (UK), 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A nice 12" of an artist you don't often find on a single. Two excellent percolating Ju Ju tracks filled with layered guitars and percussion. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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King Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat OrganisationKatakata (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Shanu Olu/Hot Casa (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A really tremendous record from the Lagos scene of the 70s – a set that's completely sharp from beginning to end, and which has the same sort of side-long jamming that you'd find on the best records by Fela Kuti at the time! King Bucknor's billed as "The Black Isaiah Of Africa" – and he's definitely got a strong spiritual core in his message – which is carried out in lyrics that begin to flow only after the Afrodisk Beat Organisation get things moving – really kicking up the groove with fast-riffing and very funky guitar over basslines that bubble along at a mighty quick pace – and which also get these completely great tenor solos from Dele Okonkwo, a player we'd like to know more. The set features two long tracks – "Soyoyo" and "Katakata" – both completely superb! LP, Vinyl record album

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Solomon Burke, Don Covay, Ben E King, & OthersSolid Gold Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great collection of classic 60s soul from Atlantic Records – served up in a cover that's almost iconic! There's 2 tracks here by each of the greats recording for the label at the time – with tunes that include Solomon Burke "Got To Get You Off My Mind" and "Just Out Of Reach", Wilson Pickett "Don't Fight It" and "In The Midnight Hour", Joe Tex "I Want To (Do Everything For You)" and "Hold What You've Got", Don Covay "See Saw" and "Mercy, Mercy", Ben E King "Don't Play That Song" and "Stand By Me", and Otis Redding "Mr Pitiful" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Carole & Sherry/Ziggy Gonzales/Tom King/Billy JohnEverybody's Twist Happy ... LP
Popside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A better record than you might guess – filled with unusual singles from Riverside Records, including a few Latin bits too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Nat King ColeA Mis Amigos (To My Friends) ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has splitting on all seams.)

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Nat King ColeBig Band Cole ... CD
Capitol, 1958/1960. Used ... $1.99
Great recordings by Nat – featuring backings by the Count Basie and Stan Kenton bands! CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat King ColeComplete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (18CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Mosaic, Late 40s. Used 18CD ... $389.99
A true treasure trove – a wealth of material only issued on 78s, with full book and discographical details! CD
(Out of print – hand numbered limited edition! Box, book, and CDs are in great shape!)

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Nat King ColeDear Lonely Hearts ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Shrink has a sticker remnant.)

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Nat King ColeFive Original Albums (After Midnight/Welcome To The Club/Tell Me About Yourself/Nat King Cole Sings George Shearing Plays/Let's Face The Music) (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (Germany), New Copy 5CD ... About October 25, 2019 (delayed)
... CD

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Nat King ColeFrom The Very Beginning ... LP
MCA, Mid 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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Nat King ColeGreatest Hits (Capitol) ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat King ColeGreatest Of Nat King Cole Vol 1 ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nat King ColeHittin The Ramp – The Early Years 1936 to 1943 (180 gram pressing – 10LP set) ... LP
Resonance, Late 30s/Early 40s. New Copy 10LP ... $199.99
A mindblowing look at the early years of Nat King Cole – a set that stretches in a mighty wide space before Nat's big fame at Capitol Records – and which also greatly expands our understanding of the material he recorded during his Decca years too! The music takes Nat back to a time long before most folks know his music – with roots in the bluesier side of the Chicago scene, moving through jazzier modes of the swing generation, to the tight trio work that helped Cole shape the sound of a generation – and all before he even got a chance to record more as a singer, and with bigger backings too! There's definitely some early Decca Records material from the 78rpm years, but there's also lots of alternate takes, small label material for Philo, Excelsior, and other labels – then a stunning amount of transcription recordings that were done for radio and broadcast – plus a few live tracks too. Not all the work here was recorded under Nat's name, either – as there's tracks in which Cole features strongly in other combos – although most tracks are trio numbers, and guitar great Oscar Moore is in the lineup right from the start. The 10LP set features over 180 tracks in all, remastered with really great sound – plus a 16 page booklet that's filled with notes, photos, and lots more musical history! LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Also available Hittin The Ramp – The Early Years 1936 to 1943 (7CD set) ... CD 89.99

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Nat King ColeHittin The Ramp – The Early Years 1936 to 1943 (7CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Late 30s/Early 40s. New Copy 7CD ... $89.99 99.99
A mindblowing look at the early years of Nat King Cole – a set that stretches in a mighty wide space before Nat's big fame at Capitol Records – and which also greatly expands our understanding of the material he recorded during his Decca years too! The music takes Nat back to a time long before most folks know his music – with roots in the bluesier side of the Chicago scene, moving through jazzier modes of the swing generation, to the tight trio work that helped Cole shape the sound of a generation – and all before he even got a chance to record more as a singer, and with bigger backings too! There's definitely some early Decca Records material from the 78rpm years, but there's also lots of alternate takes, small label material for Philo, Excelsior, and other labels – then a stunning amount of transcription recordings that were done for radio and broadcast – plus a few live tracks too. Not all the work here was recorded under Nat's name, either – as there's tracks in which Cole features strongly in other combos – although most tracks are trio numbers, and guitar great Oscar Moore is in the lineup right from the start. The 7CD set features over 180 tracks in all, remastered with really great sound – plus a 56 page booklet that's filled with notes, photos, and lots more musical history! CD
Also available Hittin The Ramp – The Early Years 1936 to 1943 (180 gram pressing – 10LP set) ... LP 199.99

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Nat King ColeI'm Lost/Pitchin Up A Boogie ... 78 RPM
Excelsior, Early 40s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Nat King ColeKing Cole Trio Vol 2 (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Capitol, 1946. Very Good+ 4 x 78 rpm album ... $4.99
Includes the tracks "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry", "I'm Thru With Love", "I Know That You Know", "To A Wild Rose", "I Don't Know Why", "This Way Out", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "Look What You've Done To Me". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has some edge wear and a rip from the removal of an old piece of tape.)

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Nat King ColeLove Is The Thing ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A classic from Nat King Cole – one of his greatest albums of the 50s, and a mature batch of ballads that show he had really developed into a heck of a singer! Arrangements are by Gordon Jenkins, and the set features a rich array of moody material – including "When I Fall In Love", "Stardust", "Stay As Sweet As You Are", "Love Letters", and "Where Can I Go Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing.)

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Nat King ColeMan I Love/Body & Soul ... 78 RPM
Capitol, Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Nat King ColeTo Whom It May Concern ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great late album from Nat King Cole – one done with some wonderfully rich arrangements by Nelson Riddle, which unlock all the poise and class that Cole had developed during his 50s decade at Capitol Records! There's definitely a slight ear here towards the Johnny Mathis sound that was beginning to grab the ears of the period – but Nat's firmly in place to remind all that he was there first, and can handle material like this in a wonderful way – with vocals that are still as breathtaking as ever, in a setting that's free from any of the gimmicks or missteps of later years. Titles include "Love Wise", "To Whom It May Concern", "My Heart's Treasure", "Unfair", and "This Morning It Was Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover is nice.)

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Nat King ColeTop Pops (60s pressing) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a half split bottom seam.)

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Nat King ColeUnforgettable ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Nat King ColeVery Thought Of You ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Nat King Cole TrioJumpin At Capitol ... CD
Capitol/Rhino, Mid 40s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ King Robert Ebizimor & His Ijaw Brothers BandTony Special ... LP
Fontana (Nigeria), 1978. Good ... $28.99
A fantastic blend of guitar and vocals – much more offbeat than the usual highlife set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some crackles, but the music still comes through well. Cover has some wear. Spindle hole is a bit larger, but still OK.)

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Alan Freed with King Curtis & Sam "The Man" TaylorAlan Freed Rock & Roll Big Band – A Stompin' Good Time ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A hip assortment of hard-wailing tunes all put together by New York DJ Alan Freed – part of his brief recording career for Coral Records, where he worked with some surprisingly hip artists! Most of the material here was originally issued under the names of Alan Freed Rock N Roll Big Band or The King's Henchmen – both groups that were really studio assemblages headed by Freed, but featuring some very heavy tenor work from King Curtis and Sam "The Man" Taylor – both of whom really bring a lot to the set! Other key players include Ernie Hayes on piano and Kenny Burrell on guitar – the latter of whom plays in a surprisingly rocking vein that's quite different than his Blue Note work. Arrangements are likely by Sammy Lowe, Leroy Kirkland, and/or Ernie Wilkins – and the material is a nice mix of swinging R&B instrumental styles from the 50s! CD features 24 tracks in all – including "Homework", "Two Good Guys", "Street With A Beat", "Cool Papa", "All Tore Up", "Tow Head", "Fandango Rock", "Gosah", "Shufflin", "Night Ride", "Flip Flap", and "Big N Bad". CD

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Gershwin/Ives/Joplin/Marshall/Lamb/Hunter/KingRags & Other American Things – Eastern Brass Quintet ... LP
Klavier, 1975. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Al KingWorld Needs Love/It's Getting Late ... 7-inch
Kent, 1969. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign ... CD
Stax, 1967. Used ... $9.99
One of THE electric blues records of the 60s – a seminal set by Albert King that was probably blasted out of more college dorm rooms than southside juke joints, but which still more than deserves its due! The set was recorded by Stax with a nice raw sound – guitar very much upfront, but also set amidst arrangements that have a bit more soul than the average Chicago blues session from the same time. The set features a number of originals by Stax regulars like Booker T and David Porter – and titles include "The Hunter", "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Crosscut Saw", "Down Don't Bother Me", "Laundromat Blues", and "Personal Manager". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert KingSan Francisco '83 ... LP
Fantasy, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A small combo live set – with Albert King on guitar and vocals – and Larry Burton on rhythm guitar, Tony Llorens on piano, and Gus Thorton on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Albert KingTravelin To California ... LP
King, 1960s. Very Good ... $16.99
Great early work by Albert King – recorded for King Records too! Titles include "Travelin To California", "I Get Evil", "What Can I Do To Change Your Mind", "Let's Have A Natural Ball", "Dyna Flow", "Ooh Ee Baby", and "This Funny Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue label King pressing. Cover has ring wear and some light staining on the opening.)

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Albert KingTruckload Of Lovin' ... LP
Utopia, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Arranged and produced by Bert De Coteaux – and titles include "Cadillac Assembly Line", "Truckload Of Lovin", "I'm Your Mate", "Hold Hands With One Another", "Gonna Make It Somehow", "Cold Women With Warm Hearts", and "Nobody Wants A Loser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Utopia pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Albert KingYears Gone By ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good ... $16.99
Soulful blues from Albert – recorded in Memphis with some strong arrangements by Al Jackson. The tracks aren't necessarily in the funky blues mode, but Albert's guitar and vocals are great all the way through, with that tight crossover sound that made him one of the best acts of his time in the blues mode. Includes the instrumentals "You Don't Love me", and "Drowning On Dry Land", plus "Killing Floor", "Cockroach", "Lonely Man", "Wrapped Up In Love Again", "The Sky Is Crying", and "If The Washing Don't Get You, The Rinsing Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and light surface wear.)

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Albert King/Chico Hamilton/Little MiltonMontreux Festival ... LP
Stax, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)

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BB KingBad Luck/Sweet Little Angel ... 78 RPM
RPM, 1956. Very Good- ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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BB KingDeuces Wild ... CD
MCA, 1997. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingGreat BB King (Crown) ... LP
Crown, 1960. Very Good- ... $34.99
The definitely got the title right here – as BB King is plenty great, and already a powerhouse in these early years of his career! King sprung forth from the Memphis scene almost fully-formed – and in addition to his famous guitar work, he was also a hell of a singer who could bring a new sort of soulful presence to blues music – able to croon with the charm of a jazz singer in the right moments, join with a doo wop group at others, yet come on with the power of a bluesman whenever he stepped in front of the mic! This great album has BB in all these modes – recorded with brilliantly bold sound – and titles include "I Had A Woman", "Sweet Sixteen", "Someday Baby", "I'm Gonna Quit My Baby", and "I Was Blind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small black label Crown pressing, with deep groove! Vinyl has some light marks, but is nice and clean overall – and cover has no splits, which is very rare!)

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BB KingHow Blue Can You Get/Please Accept My Love ... 7-inch
ABC, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC Paramount sleeve.)

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BB KingLucille ... CD
ABC/Traffic, 1968. Used ... $4.99
One of the first records to feature BB King's famous guitar, Lucille, in the spotlight – an instrument he'd played for years, but which took on legendary status over the decades! The guitar's handled perfectly here by King – with a tone that still holds on to all the gritty edges of his early years, but which is also captured beautifully in the studio with top-shelf production – loud and clear, but never as commercial as on later records. The whole thing's wonderfully free of hoke – the material that made King a much-deserved star in the 60s – and the record features backing from Maxwell Davis on Hammond and Lloyd Glenn on piano. Titles include "Watch Yourself", "Lucille", "I Need Your Love", "Country Girl", and "You Move Me So". CD
(Digipack pressing – still sealed.)

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BB KingSix Silver Strings ... CD
MCA, 1985. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Six Silver Strings", "Big Boss Man", "Double Trouble", "My Guitar Sings The Blues", "My Lucille", "Into The Light", and "In The Midnight Hour". CD

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✨✧ BB KingTo Know You Is To Love You ... LP
ABC/MCA, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
A set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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BB KingYou Upset Me Baby/Whole Lotta Love ... 78 RPM
RPM, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Ben E KingI Had A Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great one from Ben E King's "Supernatural" comeback years in the mid 70s – recorded at Sigma Sound with a really stellar approach on both the groovers and the mellow tunes! Ben's really letting his vocals open up on the set – going for that richness that was sometimes held back in the more uptown arrangements of the 60s, but which really flowers here in a fuller, richer, smooth soul mode. Arrangements are by Norman Harris, Bert De Coteaux, Ron Kersey, and Ron Baker – and the album's a great example of how the Sigma approach could take a great singer and make them even better! Titles include the Sam Dees tracks "I Betcha Didn't Know That", "Standing In The Wings Of Heartache", "No Danger Ahead", and "Tower Of Strength" – plus a great cover of Ashford & Simpson's "I Had A Love", and the cuts "Smooth Sailing", "We Got Love", and "Everybody Plays The Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some light creasing.)

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✨✧ Ben E KingMusic Trance ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Ben E King goes into a sweet sweet music trance – that late 70s dancefloor mode that really helped transform his sound, and breathe new life into his career! The style's not really disco, but is more an upbeat take on modern soul – a groove that still broke big on plenty of dancefloors at the time, but which focuses more energy on the classic style of singing that's always made King so great! The album's got a bit of a split approach – in that the first side was handled by Bert DeCoteaux, who brings in some wonderfully warm tones – and the second side by Mass Production, who throw an ensemble funk groove behind Ben's vocals – with mighty nice results. Titles include "Music Trance", "And This Is Love", "Touched By Your Love", "You've Only Got One Chance To Be Young", "Hired Gun", "Everyday", and "Work That Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, in great shape!)

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Ben E KingMusic Trance (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Ben E KingRise Of Ben E King – 1959 to 1963 ... CD
Atlantic/Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
A set that does a great job of opening up the early years of this wonderful soul singer – a collection that not only features Ben E King's initial solo classics, but also his incredible lead work with The Drifters – plus a pair of rare duets with Atlantic Records' R&B powerhouse Lavern Baker! King in The Drifters is wonderful – a different voice than previous star Clyde McPhatter, and one who really humanized the group – even when they were hitting a newer groove for the 60s soul generation – and Ben continued that mature, sophisticated style in his own music too – tracks that are able to sound heartbreaking, but completely in charge of their emotions too. King's maybe least familiar on the two duets with Baker – "A Help Each Other Romance" and "How Often" – but those cuts are also a great demonstration of his range as well. Other titles include "Dance With Me", "I Count The Tears", "Oh My Love", "Amor", "Young Boy Blues", "First Taste Of Love", "Brace Yourself", "Too Bad", "Don't Drive Me Away", "Walking In The Footsteps Of A Fool", "Tell Daddy", and "I'm Standing By". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Ben E KingStand By Me ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great Japanese album, and one that feels like a vintage set by Atlantic soul legend Ben E King – pulled together from great material he recorded right after leaving The Drifters! Titles include "Too Bad", "Young Boy Blues", "Spanish Harlem", "Brace Yourself", "I Who Have Nothing", "Seven Letters", "That's When It Hurts", "I'm Standing By", and "Don't Play That Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Ben E KingStand By Me – The Ben E King Collection ... CD
Warner (UK), 1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Bobby KingIf You Don't Want My Love/Lovers By Night ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $7.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul – both cuts are great! "If You Don't Want My Love" begins with this cool moogy keyboard part over the groove – then Bobby King comes in to warm the whole thing up with his nicely measured vocal approach – really flowing along with the catchy groove! "Lovers By Night" is even better – this midtempo modern number with a slight flute trill in the orchestrations – which gives the whole thing a slight edge that's maybe a bit blacksploitation theme in the backings! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Carole KingJazzman (aka Wrap Around Joy) ... CD
Delta Exclusive (UK), 1974. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Carole KingMusic (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Mobile Fidelity/Ode, 1971. Used Gatefold ... $32.99
... CD
(Out of print Hybrid SACD.)

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Claude KingMeet Claude King ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Clydie KingRushing To Meet You ... LP
Tiger Lily/Everland (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The rare second album from Clydie King – recorded at a time when she was lending her backing vocals to artists like The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, and Humble Pie – but a set that firmly puts Clydie in the lead! King's got an amazing style of singing – deep and raspy at one moment, with key southern soul roots – yet also totally tight and together, too – with a focus that really shines on the album's more upbeat tracks – groovers that almost have an east coast club vibe at times, quite similar to material that Clydie recorded with the group Brown Sugar! Titles include "Rushing To Meet You", "Loving You Is So Easy", "Steal Your Love Away", "Punish Me", "Our Love Is Special", and "Morning Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elizabeth King & The Gospel SoulsD-Vine Spirituals Recordings ... LP
D-Vine/Bible & Tire, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 17.98
A fantastic collection of work from Elizabeth King – a gospel singer who never reached the same sort of fame as singers who moved into the secular world – but one who's got a vocal power that would have made her a star, had she chosen such a move! The tunes here all feature King singing with tight small combo backing in a very rhythmic mode, and with strong support from a male backing group – who offer up this great call/response energy to Elizabeth's lead – which only seems to drive the music even further forward with its power! The tracks were all recorded in Memphis in 1972 – and titles include "Can't Do Nothing", "I Found Him", "This Man", "I'll Fly Way", "I Heard The Voice", "Stretch Out", and "Down Here Waiting". LP, Vinyl record album

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Evelyn Champagne KingFace To Face ... LP
RCA, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Evelyn Champagne King will always be most popularly remembered for her massive disco pop crossover hits of the late 70s, but she progressed really nicely throughout the 80s, keeping up with the evolving dancefloor soul sounds of the times – and Face To Face is a lean, clubby electro soul and funk flavored set with catchy hooks and sweet vocals by Evelyn! The production duties are split almost evenly between the team of Leon Sylvers, Foster Sylvers & Joey Gallo and Andre Cymone – both of which embrace synth and programming, with Cymone's coming off a bit clubbier – but all of it nicely frames Evelyn's lovely vocals. Includes "Action", "Face To Face", "Shake Down", "Telll Me Something Good", "Don't It Feel Good", "Makin' Me So Proud", "Givin' You My Love (What Cha Gonna Do With It)", "Teenager" and "Let's Get Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Evelyn Champagne KingGirl Next Door ... CD
EMI, 1989. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "Magnet", "The Girl Next Door", "Do Right", "Lover Man", "Serious", "This Song", and "Cross Your Mind". CD
(Out of print, spine has a cutout notch.)

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Evelyn Champagne KingJust For The Night (tv track)/So In Love ... 12-inch
RCA, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Evelyn Champagne KingLove Come Down – The Best Of Evelyn Champagne King ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 70s-Mid 80s. Used ... $5.99
A solid overview of RCA material from Evelyn Champagne King – from the disco era hits, catchy club soul, and synth soaked 80s grooves! Evelyn's sound is usually upbeat and catchy, but she's does her thing and more measured and and smoothed out soul numbers, and bass & synth grooves in the early 80s. Very nice stuff all around! Titles include "Shame", "I Don't Know If It's Right", "Music Box", "I'm In Love", "Don't Hide Our Love", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Action", "Get Loose", "Teenager", "High Horse", "Your Personal Touch" and more. 16 tracks in all. CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Evelyn Champagne KingMusic Box ... LP
RCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Niceness from Evelyn King to cap the end of the 70s! She's really in great form here – stepping out with some fully clubby backings, and working with the mighty T-Life, who's really got a great ear for her groove! The style's a bit less disco than previous albums – some simpler soul at points, mixed with other upbeat modes that hearken a bit more towards the sound of the dancefloor in the early 80s – almost a precursor to that decade's groove at points. Evelyn's vocals are proudly soaring throughout – never too over the top, and always right on the money – and tracks include "Music Box", "I Think My Heart Is Telling", "Out There", "It's OK", "No Time For Fooling Around", and "Make Up Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing – a nice copy!)

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Evelyn Champagne KingPlatinum & Gold Collection ... CD
RCA, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Evelyn Champagne KingSmooth Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1977. Used ... $8.99
Wonderfully smooth soul from Evelyn Champagne King – one of her real standouts from the early days, and a tremendous collaboration with producer/arranger T Life! The sound here is upbeat and catchy, but never too poppy – done with a slight hint of that groove that King would hit more famously in the 80s, but served up here with a deeper sense of warmth, and a slightly more laidback feel. King is classy without being cloying – just like a sip of the right sort of champagne – and T Life's backings often have a slight undercurrent of funk. Titles include the club classic "Shame" – plus "Smooth Talk", "Til I Come Off The Road", "Dancin, Dancin, Dancin", "Nobody Knows", "We're Going To A Party", and "The Show Is Over". CD features bonus tracks too – including "I Don't Know If It's Right (single)", "I Don't Know If It's Right (12" disco)", "Shame (single)", and "Shame (12" disco mix)". CD

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Evelyn KingBack To Love/Shame ... 12-inch
RCA (UK), 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has an unglued seam.)

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Freddie KingBlues Journey (3CD set) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 25.99
A definite journey in blues from the legendary Freddie King – as the guitarist was really burning up the clubs across the US at the time of these recordings – playing with energy that may well top his well-received studio albums during the same stretch! There's not much in the way of details here, but that's OK with us – as the quality of the recordings is great, and the 3CDs pack in a heck of a lot of music, all of it really showing that stunning maturity that Freddie had hit in just a short span of time since his initial recordings for King Records. The package features 32 tracks in all – and titles include "Boogie Funk", "Ain't No Sunshine", "San Ho Zay", "Sen Sa Shun", "Rock Me Baby", "Woke Up This Morning", "Signals Of Love", "TV Mama", "Look Over Yonder Wall", "Messin With The Kid", and "King's Thing". CD

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Freddie KingBurglar ... LP
RSO, 1974. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Electric 70s work from Freddie – not exactly funky, but with a nice chunky bottom that makes the record stand out a bit from the pack of blues work at the time. Titles include "Sugar Sweet", "She's A Burglar", "Pulp Wood", "My Credit Didn't Go Through", "Only Getting Second Best", "Texas Flyer", and "Pack It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Freddie KingFreddie King (1934 - 1976) ... LP
RSO, 1977. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A posthumous collection of work from Freddie King – material recorded in a variety of different sources, but all of it with Freddie's well-honed guitar sound in the lead! Some tracks were done down at Criteria Studios in Miami, and have a warmly southern sort of glow – others were done in the UK with Mike Vernon with a bit more of a rockish feel, and a few more were done for radio, with a slightly rougher edge than the rest. Titles include "Pack It Up", "Shake Your Bootie", "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do", "Woman Across The Bridge", "Sweet Home Chicago", "Sugar Sweet", "TV Mama", "Gambling Woman Blues", and "Farther Up The Road." LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddy KingFreddy King Sings ... LP
King, 1961. Good ... $49.99
The great Freddie King opens up vocally, alongside his searing guitar work – on titles that include "Lonesome Whistle Blues", "You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "I Love The Woman", "I'm Tore Down", and "Takin Care Of Business". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with surface noise at the beginning of each side. Cover has some ringwear, aging, and wide clear tape holding the seams. Label has some faded marker.)

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Henry KingLatin-American Rhythms (10-inch) ... LP
Mac Gregor, 1950s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained along the spine.)

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Henry KingRhumbas (10-inch) ... LP
Solitaire, 1950s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Sleeve has splitting and a small tear in the bottom seam.)

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Leonard KingContinunationalizing ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent ensemble from the contemporary Detroit scene – one whose work evokes the modes of the city's older groups on Tribe Records and Strata – with a vibe that's wonderfully spiritual and righteous! The driving force of the group is drummer Leonard King – who you might know from his work with Lyman Woodard and other older Motor City jazz and soul groups – but there's a very unified spirit from the younger horn section in the lineup, who are offset by lighter electric touches on guitar and keyboards. There's added percussion at the core – which further deepens the sound of the record – and King sings a bit on on the record, often with a style that's more powerful than any of his other records. The spirit of underground jazz is alive and well on this set – and titles include "Song For Christine", "Bananas & Mushroom Clouds", "Dedicacion", "Tinges", "Nonchalant", "Faces In Reflection", and "Resume Said Yes To The Money". CD

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Morgana KingFor You, For Me, For Evermore ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Titles include "For You For Me For Evermore", "In The Wee Small Hours", "I'll String Along With You", "Delovely", and "Down In The Depths". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label EmArcy press with drummer logo and deep groove.)

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Morgana KingSings The Blues ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
Early work by Morgana King – much more straightforward than some of her later records, but still done in that incredible vocal style that makes her one of the most unique jazz singers of her generation. The record's got an intimate honesty that's handled with small group backings in that perfect mid 50s Mercury mode that always worked so well for vocalists – and King really shines on tracks like "Bill", "Why Was I Born?", "Body & Soul", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Mean To Me", and "I See Two Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & aging, gloss oxidation on front and the paste-on is peeling on a few corners.)

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Morgana KingWild Is Love ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Sealed ... $7.99
A playfully swinging little set from Morgana King – given the groovy, latenight lounge Reprise sound by producer Jimmy Bowen! This second album for Reprise is a much more extroverted than the quite strong It's A Quiet Thing LP from a year before – with arranger Torrie Zito grooving out into a lightly swinging sound, in place of his chillier, almost noir approach on the previous LP! Morgana's vocals are tastefully grand – doing more with a hushed tone and an unrivaled vibrato than many more famous peers can do with a showier style! Titles include "Anything Goes", "Nobody Else But Me", "I Thought Of You Last Night", "You Fascinate Me So", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Wild Is Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A fantastic step forward for singer Morgana King – just the kind of record that really let the vocalist unlock all the sort of special power that would set her apart from the rest for decades to come! Morgana's got this completely distinct approach to jazz singing – a mode that's short on attack, robust on decay, and which flows in a way that really illustrates the lessons the lady learned from instrumentation – a sense of flow and phrasing that makes her instantly recognizable, no matter what the setting. Arrangements by Torrie Zito – with the same hip, dark mode he used with Tony Bennett – and titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "Easy To Love", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Corcovado", "When The World Was Young/Young & Foolish", and "Lazy Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter KingAfrican Dialects ... LP
Secret Stash, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition.)

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Peter KingOmo Lewa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A great one from Nigerian bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter King – working in a funkier mode here than on the more jazz and roots based groove of his first record! The highlife sound is still a vital component, but on this one, Peter embraces a harder hitting approach on the percussion end, with some straight up Afro Funk elements that suits it incredibly well. It's got a hypnotic vibe throughout! King handles a lot of the instrumentation himself, including saxes, flute, piano, string, some percussion and the soulful vocals – and the titles include "Omo Lewea", "Yere Africa", "Afro-Funk", "EDA", "AJO", "Congo" and "Ko Dara". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter King QuartetFocus – KPM 1307 ... LP
KPM (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
More of a straight jazz album than usual for the KPM sound library – an excellent set featuring British alto player Peter King – with John Horler on piano, Dave Green on bass, and Spike Wells on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonofa KingStand By Me – A Tribute To My Father Ben E King ... CD
Society Hill, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
The title says it all – as the son of Atlantic Records soul legend Ben E King turns out a tribute to his late pop! The set's got songs that you'll know from Ben's classic 60s recordings – both on his own and with The Drifters – but the vibe here is different – more modern and contemporary, thanks to the talents of Philly producer Butch Ingram – who updates the vibe of the music to a sound that's maybe somewhere in the late 80s or early 90s – mellow, often with gently stepping rhythms, and a quality that works well with Sonofa's vocals, which are a bit deeper than his dad. Titles include "This Magic Moment", "There Goes My Baby", "Up On The Roof", "Stand By Me", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "I Count The Tears", and "Spanish Harlem". CD

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Teddi KingBidin My Time ... CD
RCA, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Teddi's working here with some jazzy backings from Al Cohn and his orchestra! CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddi KingGirl & Her Songs ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the few RCA albums cut by singer Teddi King – a great vocalist who came out of a small jazz group setting, but who works equally well here with larger arrangements from George Siravo! The mood of the album is nice and light, with a few smaller instrumental groups on about half the tracks, and larger string-backed orchestrations on the others. Teddi's voice is sweet, but never cloying – and lightly dances over numbers that include "My Future Just Passed", "After All It's Spring", "A Sailboat In The Moonlight", "Chicken Today & Feathers Tomorrow", and "Laughing At Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Teddi KingLovers & Losers ... LP
Audiophile, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A later set from singer Teddi King – best known for her 50s work on RCA and Storyville! Backings are by a small combo with Loonis McGlohan on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of tape on the bottom seam.)

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Teddi KingTo You From Teddi King ... LP
RCA, 1955. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Sweet 50s vocals from Teddi King – a set that's arranged with a fuller style than her small combo sessions from the time – but which still shows her to be one of the most distinctive singers of her time! Teddi's got a voice that's much richer than you'd guess from her small frame – a way of putting over a tune that's not really emotive, but much more deeply expressive than some of her contemporaries – yet all without resorting to any easy cliches, or familiar styles pulled from previous generations. The backings from George Siravo follow this approach nicely – never too overdone, but often with some nice little instrumental touches that add a bit of flair to the proceedings. The songs all echo the "To You" in the title – with a strong use of the second person pronoun in an intimate way – on numbers that include "The Way You Look Tonight", "You Go To My Head", "Where Have You Been", "How Come You Do Me Like You Do", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "The Very Thought Of You", and "Mr You've Gone & Got The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has a slightly lighter tone than the original.)

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King Bruce & The Black BeatsGolden Highlife Classics ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $28.99
Raucous highlife from Ghana! In the late 40s bandleader and trumpeter King Bruce occasionally played in the Tempos, the legendary band led by ET Mensah, and by 1952 he formed the Black Beats to fulfill his own distinct vision, honing a more aggressive and looser take on the style. Although he was a huge fan of American swing as well as calypso, Bruce never forgot the Ghanaian traditions he grew up with – the Twi, Ewe, and Ga – and marvelously reconciled them with modern styles he was digging from across the pond. In particular, the wonderful horn arrangements here are appealingly loose and freewheeling – it's clear these cats dug jazz – with trumpet lines peppered with blue notes and wild growls that would make Bubber Miley blush. The later tracks here include some killer electric guitar lines and solos, quietly signaling the shift towards the instrument highlife would take in the 70s. Tracks include "Medaho Mao", "Aban Kaba", "Nantsew Yie", "Agodzi", and "Won Ma Menka". CD
(Out of print.)

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King CrimsonBeat ... CD
EG, 1982. Used ... $5.99
... CD
Also available Beat ... LP 11.99

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King CrimsonBeat ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Also available Beat ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ King CrimsonGreat Deceiver Part 1 – Live 1973 to 1974 ... CD
DGM, 1973/1974. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Features live concerts from Providence, RI in 1974, and Glasgow in 1973! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ King CrimsonGreat Deceiver Part 2 – Live 1973 to 1974 ... CD
DGM, 1973/1974. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Fetaures live shows from Pittsburgh in 1974, Toronto in 1974, and Zurich in 1973! CD

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✨✧ King CrimsonIn The Court Of The Crimson King ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
An album so heavy, it blew plenty of minds when first released at the end of the 60s! This set's the first-ever utterance from the King Crimson empire – the initial outing of the group, which featured Greg Lake on vocals, and lots of airy, darkly atmospheric guitar from the legendary Robert Fripp! The song structure is quite unusual – and the overall feel is less academically tangled than some of the later records – a feature that makes this album much more sought out by mainstream rockers looking for an intro to the group than some of the later sets. Yet having said that, there's also a pretty amazing approach here – somewhat obtuse, and definitely not looking for any radio edit hits – more just magical musings from a very unique ensemble. Peter Sinfield contributed the lyrics, which are sung by Lake – and Michael Giles handles drums and percussion, while Ian MacDonald plays flute, sax, keyboards, and more. Titles include "Moonchild", "21st Century Schizoid Man", "I Talk To The Wind", "Epitaph", and "Court Of The Crimson King". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing, in the textured cover, with split seams held by old tape and some general wear. Vinyl plays with surface noise.)

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King CrimsonIn The Wake Of Poseidon ... CD
EG, 1970. Used ... $7.99
A wonderful second record from King Crimson – a set that follows in the same territory as the debut – with Greg Lake on vocals and Robert Fripp on guitar and devices – alongside Michael Giles on drums and Peter Giles on bass. There's some great jazzy touches at times – saxes and flute from Mel Collins and piano from Keith Tippet – and Peter Sinfield wrote the lyrics for Fripp's music – and Gordon Haskell sings a bit too. CD
Also available In The Wake Of Poseidon ... LP 24.99

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King CrimsonIn The Wake Of Poseidon ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
A wonderful second record from King Crimson – a set that follows in the same territory as the debut – with Greg Lake on vocals and Robert Fripp on guitar and devices – alongside Michael Giles on drums and Peter Giles on bass. There's some great jazzy touches at times – saxes and flute from Mel Collins and piano from Keith Tippet – and Peter Sinfield wrote the lyrics for Fripp's music – and Gordon Haskell sings a bit too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing. Cover has light edge wear.)
Also available In The Wake Of Poseidon ... CD 7.99

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King CrimsonLizard ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A record that we love almost as much for the words by Pete Sinfield, vocals by Gordon Haskell, and reeds by Mel Collins – as we do for the work of leader Robert Fripp on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has some light gloss peeling on the back.)

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King CrimsonProjeKcts (4CD box set) ... CD
Discipline Global Mobile, 1999. Used 4 CDs ... $34.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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King CrimsonStarless And Bible Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
This King Crimson line-up featured David Cross on violin & keyboards, along with John Wetton, Bill Bruford, and of couse Robert Fripp. Eight tracks in all, including "The Night Watch", "Fracture", "The Great Deceiver", "The Mincer", "Lament", and "Starless & Bible Black". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK pressing on Polydor, in a textured cover which has some wear and a spot of tape in the top right corner.)

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✨✧ King CurtisHave Tenor Sax Will Blow ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1959. Used ... $9.99
Smoking tenor from one of the greatest reedmen of all time – and one of the few who could easily bridge the worlds of jazz, soul, and R&B! The set's one of King's earliest albums – recorded back in 1959, and really given a tight Atlantic Records focus that takes the music way past some of Curtis' recordings for other labels – a sharp, tight punch in the rhythms that really works perfectly with his horn! Most of the players have a jazz pedigree, but fall nicely in line behind the tenor lead – on a rich range of original titles that include "Midnight Ramble", "The Shake", "Lil Brother", "Jaywalk", "Snake Eyes", "The Groove", and "Chili" – plus a sweet take on "Peter Gunn" too! CD
(Includes obi.)

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King CurtisInstant Groove ... CD
Atco/Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... $14.99
An instant groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". CD
(Includes obi.)

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King CurtisInstant Groove/Get Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A pair of classics from one of the best saxophonists in soul music – back to back on a single CD! First up is an Instant Groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". Get Ready is sly soul from the great King Curtis – one of his last albums ever, and one of his best as well! There's a hip sort of edge to the record that's different from the Curtis groove of the mid 60s – less standard soul instrumental covers, and a much more righteous feel overall – part of the vibe that King had been crafting for others in the late 60s Atlantic studios, and partly the funky undercurrents that would often only show up on some of his 45 releases for the label! The backing group here is really great – with rhythm work from Eddie Hinton on guitar, Barry Beckett on keyboards, David Hood on bass, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and solo moments from Cornell Dupree on lead guitar, and both Joe Newman and Ernie Royal on trumpets. King produced the record himself, and one cut features slightly different instrumentation – with organ by Jimmy Smith and piano by Richard Tee. Titles include "Floatin", "Sugar Foot", "Soulin", "Teasin", "Let It Be", "Someday We'll Be Together", "Something", and "Promenade". CD

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King CurtisKing Curtis Live At Fillmore West (expanded edition) ... CD
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... $9.99
The King Curtis combo in all of its glory – really grooving hard here in a set of instrumental performances recorded at the same time as Aretha Franklin's famous live date at the Fillmore West! King backed Aretha up on her own record from Fillmore, but this set features all the instrumental grooves laid down by Curtis and his group before Aretha took the stage – very tight and funky numbers that showcase King's work on alto and soprano sax, as well as organ from Billy Preston, guitar from Cornell Dupree, electric piano from Truman Thomas, and funky drums from Bernard Pretty Purdie! The Memphis Horns get into the action a bit – blasting out when the tunes require it – and as with the Franklin album, the recording style here is totally great – very "live", but still with the best focus of Atlantic studio soul! Titles include a smoking 7 minute version of King's funky classic "Memphis Soul Stew", plus long takes on "Changes", "I Stand Accused", and "Soul Serenade" – as well as shorter versions of "A Whole Lotta Love" and "Ode To Billy Joe"! CD also features 5 bonus tracks – alternates and unused songs that include "Them Changes", "My Sweet Lord", "Ode To Billie Joe (alt)", "Soul Serenade (alt)", and "Memphis Soul Stew (alt)". CD

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King CurtisKing Of The Sax ... CD
Fuel 2000, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ King CurtisNew Scene Of King Curtis ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... $8.99
The "new scene" of King Curtis here is a jazz one – as Prestige takes him into the studio, and backs up his tenor with accompaniment from Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Oliver Jackson – plus trumpet from Nat Adderley, billed on the back as "Little Brother" for contractual reasons! The tracks are long and open, with less of King's tenor tricks, and more of a laidback Gene Ammons-ish style of blowing. Titles include "Little Brother Soul", "In A Funky Groove", "Have You Heard", and "Da Duh Duh". CD
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King CurtisSoul Of King Curtis ... CD
Enjoy/Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Searing sax instrumentals from the great King Curtis – plus a lot more too – as this package not only brings together the King's records as a leader for Enjoy Records, but also digs up lots of performances as a sideman for that famous Harlem record label too! The grooves here are raw and ready, nice and tight, and done with a nitty gritty style that might have been funk if the cuts were recorded a few years later – but which definitely had a bit influence on countless soul instrumental modes to come, both in the rhythms and in King's wicked lead work on saxophone! The package features some of the best instrumental singles that Curtis cut for Enjoy Records, from his Soul Twist album and other singles – and CD2 also features material that Curtis cut for Enjoy as a soloist on records for other artists! CD1 features 18 tracks that include "Soul Twist", "Twisting Time", "The Monkey Shout", "Hot Potato", "Midnight Blue", "Wobble Twist", "What'd I Say (parts 1 & 2)", and "Big Dipper". CD2 features tracks that include "Our Love Will Never End" by The Avons, "I'm Gonna Catch You" by Curtis Carrington, "Madisonville USA (parts 1 & 2)" by The Strolls, "Juicy Fruit" by Rudy Greene, "Fine Little Girl" by The Arcades, "Ice Cream Baby" by The Pearls, "Air Raid" by Curley Hammer, "Mama Don't Allow" by Tyron Rowe, and "Korea Korea" by Bob Kent. CD

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King EveraldBeat That Sound (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Waterhouse (Jamaica), 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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King HannibalTruth ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Mad funky soul from King Hannibal – a down and dirty singer from the Atlanta scene of the 70s! The notes on the back say "He's black, he's proud, he's arrogant – the combination is powerful" – and we've gotta say that we agree with that assessment, because King really grabs his groove from the very first note on the set! Backings are hard and funky – lots of fuzzy guitar work from Herman Hitson and Lee Moses – and the tunes come across with a gritty mode that sometimes rolls into mellower southern soul styles, but still never lose their edge. Bits of politics creep into the lyrics nicely, but never get in the way of the groove – and tracks include a long version of Hannibal's classic "Hymn No 5", plus "Party Life", "I Got That Will", "The Truth Shall Make You Free", "Wake Up", "Black Girl", and "It's What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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