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Larry YoungHeaven On Earth ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
Brilliant late Blue Note material from Larry Young! Heaven On Earth is actually Young's last official release for Blue Note at the time, and it's a return to more straight-ahead, nicely soulful jazz organ playing after his freer set from the year before. Despite that fact, though, the set's got its darker moments, especially since Byard Lancaster's on alto and Herbert Morgan (who we only know from the Young Blue Note sessions) is on tenor, with George Benson on guitar and Edward Gladden on the kit. Nice modal organ tracks, with a good groove, and excellent solos – a nice cap to the 60s era for Larry Young! Young's wife sings on a version of "My Funny Valentine", and other tracks include "The Infant", "Call Me", "The Cradle", and "The Hereafter". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that bridges a number of Young's different styles – from his straighter soul jazz work at Blue Note, to his harder jamming with Santana and John McLaughlin, to his more fusion oriented albums for Arista. James Blood Ulmer's on guitar, but there's also a large ensemble of excellent players, and lots of other percussion and cool instrumentation that really gives the album an "out there" sound! Titles include "Sunshine Fly Away", "Saudia", "Hello Your Quietness", and "Khalid Of Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry YoungUnity ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
A brilliant album that would forever change the way the organ was used in jazz! The set's the greatest contribution ever from organist Larry Young – a lean and modal session recorded with help from a young quartet that includes Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, and Elvin Jones – all leaping and loping with Larry's free-thinking work on the Hammond – stretching things out into spiritual grooves that belie Young's fascination with Coltrane's sound of the time, and his freer fusion work of later years! The Hammond had never sounded soul mighty before – freed from the task of thumping out a deeper rhythm, and let loose to explore the same space carved out by Shaw and Henderson's horns! Titles include a classic reading of Woody's "Moontrane", plus "Zoltan", "If", "Beyond All Limits", and "Monk's Dream". Great great stuff, and one of the best-ever Blue Note sessions! CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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✨✧ Larry YoungContrasts ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Larry Young albums for Blue Note – and a record that really gets at his unique conception and style in the 60s! The session's a key bridge between Larry's soul jazz roots and his more far-reaching experimental work – filled with deep, heavy grooves – yet mixed with playful, personal touches on the Hammond – some of the most unique sounds coming from Blue Note at the time! The group features a nicely different lineup from the usual label Hammond date – Tyrone Washington and Herbert Morgan on tenor, and Hank White on flugelhorn – and the ensemble is augmented by some congas, and vocals by Larry's wife Althea on one track. The sound is great – more inside than Love & Peace, but with a similar righteous energy – and titles include "Evening", "Majestic Soul", "Tender Feelings", "Wild Is The Wind" and "Means Happiness". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Larry YoungHeaven On Earth ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant late Blue Note material from Larry Young! Heaven On Earth is actually Young's last official release for Blue Note at the time, and it's a return to more straight-ahead, nicely soulful jazz organ playing after his freer set from the year before. Despite that fact, though, the set's got its darker moments, especially since Byard Lancaster's on alto and Herbert Morgan (who we only know from the Young Blue Note sessions) is on tenor, with George Benson on guitar and Edward Gladden on the kit. Nice modal organ tracks, with a good groove, and excellent solos – a nice cap to the 60s era for Larry Young! Young's wife sings on a version of "My Funny Valentine", and other tracks include "The Infant", "Call Me", "The Cradle", and "The Hereafter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Heaven On Earth ... CD 14.99
 
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VeronicaSo Young/Larry L ... 7-inch
Phil Spector Records, 1964. Near Mint- ... $69.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has an X in red pen.)
 
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Larry CoryellAt The Village Gate ... LP
Vanguard, 1971. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the most stripped-down records from the early years of Larry Coryell – but one of the most powerful, too – as the record sometimes has Larry singing along with his guitar, in an effortless blend of trippy rock and jazz! The date's a live one – and the trio features Marvin Bronson on bass and Harry Wilkison on drums – both players who are super-tight, and move through lots of amazing rhythm patterns on the longer tracks on the set – which maybe demonstrate the growing power of the young guitarist more than his studio work of the time. Given the structure of the group, and the very expressive work on electric guitar, the whole thing's almost got a Hendrix-into-jazz sort of vibe – although Larry "sings" mostly with his guitar instead of his voice. Titles include "The Opening", "Can You Follow", "Beyond These Chilling Winds", "Entaredecendo En Saudade", and "After Later". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry CoryellBasics ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Early work from guitar genius Larry Coryell – and a set that's maybe not as basic as you'd guess from the title! Larry's clearly out to state himself right from the very first note – in guitar modes that seem to draw equally from jazz, blues, and rock – and which are produced here with just the right dose of fuzz to showcase the key kind of crossover energy that he'd bring to the first decade or so of his career! The tracks were recorded in the late 60s, but never originally issued at the time – yet the album makes as great a statement of Coryell's power as any of his Vanguard classics – thanks in part to killer work from sidemen who include Bernard Purdie on drums, Mike Mandel on organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Ray Mantilla on percussion. Titles include a great version of Larry Young's "Tyrone", plus the tracks "Sex", "Slow Blues", "Call To The Higher Consciousness", "Organ Blues", and "The Jam With Albert". CD
Also available Basics (LP style sleeve) ... CD 14.99

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Larry CoryellBasics (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Vanguard/Universe (Italy), Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
Early work from guitar genius Larry Coryell – and a set that's maybe not as basic as you'd guess from the title! Larry's clearly out to state himself right from the very first note – in guitar modes that seem to draw equally from jazz, blues, and rock – and which are produced here with just the right dose of fuzz to showcase the key kind of crossover energy that he'd bring to the first decade or so of his career! The tracks were recorded in the late 60s, but never originally issued at the time – yet the album makes as great a statement of Coryell's power as any of his Vanguard classics – thanks in part to killer work from sidemen who include Bernard Purdie on drums, Mike Mandel on organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Ray Mantilla on percussion. Titles include a great version of Larry Young's "Tyrone", plus the tracks "Sex", "Slow Blues", "Call To The Higher Consciousness", "Organ Blues", and "The Jam With Albert". CD
(Out of print. Comes in a cool, textured, gatefold sleeve.)
Also available Basics ... CD 10.99

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Larry CoryellPlanet End ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An interesting set from Coryell, one that seems to be a contract closer in all but the playing, as it was his last at Vnguard. The set consists of two different sessions, with some material recorded by The Eleventh House, very much in the bag of their other recordings, with nice funky riffing and a restrained approach to the fusion sound of the early 70s on "Cover Girl" and "Rocks". Two other lenhthy numbers seem to be pulled from the Spaces sessions, with a supergroup featuring John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous and Billy Cobham, and feature the group in a more heavily jamming mode on Larry young's "Tyrone" and the title track. The remaining cut, "The Eyes Of Love" is a Coryell solo piece. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Larry Page OrchestraKinky Music ... LP
Richmond/Trading Places (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Larry Page was a big figure in the British music scene of the 60s – manager of the Kinks, and a growing force in record production too – so much so, he decided to put himself in the limelight as the leader of this all-instrumental set of songs by his most famous group! Ray Davies arranged all the tunes, and the readings follow pretty closely to the structure of original Kinks tunes – but shift things up with the instruments used – adding in more horns, shifting a keyboard for a guitar, or vice versa – and filling up the space in the middle to cover up the absence of the vocals! The set is also noteworthy for a bit of guitar by a young Jimmy Page – and titles include "One Fine Day", "Come On Now", "Tired Of Waiting For You", "Don't Ever Change", "You Really Got Me", "Just Can't Go To Sleep", "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", and "All Day & All Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStudio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes – but takes off in a very different way, especially in the rhythms – which follow on the earlier Jamaican modes in blue beat and ska, and created these gently grooving sounds which then allow for very different vocal styles too! Studio One really came into its own during these years – creating new soul stars in Jamaica through work like this – music that was a key precursor to the reggae explosion to come, but which is more than fantastic alone by itself. Titles include "Giddy Up" by The Actions, "Sitting In The Park" by Hortense Ellis, "Never Let Go" by Carlton & The Shoes, "Rub Up Push Up" by The Termites, "Give Me A Little Sign" by Owen Gray, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Alton & Hortense Ellis, "Strange Things" by John Holt, "Change Your Style" by The Paragons, "Trying Times" by Jerry Jones, "I Shall Be Released" by the Heptones, "Riding For A Fall" by Delroy Wilson, "Bad Treatment" by Cannon & The Soul Vendors, and "It Makes Me Feel" by Larry Marshall. CD

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VariousStudio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... About January 1, 2020
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes – but takes off in a very different way, especially in the rhythms – which follow on the earlier Jamaican modes in blue beat and ska, and created these gently grooving sounds which then allow for very different vocal styles too! Studio One really came into its own during these years – creating new soul stars in Jamaica through work like this – music that was a key precursor to the reggae explosion to come, but which is more than fantastic alone by itself. Titles include "Giddy Up" by The Actions, "Sitting In The Park" by Hortense Ellis, "Never Let Go" by Carlton & The Shoes, "Rub Up Push Up" by The Termites, "Give Me A Little Sign" by Owen Gray, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Alton & Hortense Ellis, "Strange Things" by John Holt, "Change Your Style" by The Paragons, "Trying Times" by Jerry Jones, "I Shall Be Released" by the Heptones, "Riding For A Fall" by Delroy Wilson, "Bad Treatment" by Cannon & The Soul Vendors, and "It Makes Me Feel" by Larry Marshall. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... CD
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $19.99
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". CD
(Out of print.)

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DelfonicsAlive & Kicking ... LP
Philly Groove, 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
Stellar work by The Delfonics – the group's last full album of the 70s, but a tremendous effort throughout! The harmonies here are sublime – possibly even more perfect than before, and also put together with some odd approaches that break past 70s group soul cliches – weird little twists and turns that keep things interesting and fresh throughout! Part of the credit goes to the crew at Sigma Sound – including Norman Harris and Bobby Eli on guitars, Ronnie Baker on bass, Larry Washington on congas, and Earl Young on drums – all of whom bring a nicely sinister undercurrent to the proceedings. Titles include the incredible cut "Seventeen (And In Love)", plus "Lying To Myself", "Pardon Me Girl", "Hey Baby", "Think It Over", "I Don't Want To Make You Wait", and "Can't Go On Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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DellsThey Said It Couldn't Be Done – But We Did It ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Brilliant 70s work by The Dells – and an album that has the group reinventing themselves wonderfully, by moving over to Philly and recording with Norman Harris! As he did with so many other artists at the time, Harris took the group firmly into the clubs with a soaring Sigma sort of groove – one that supports the group with backings from players that include key Philly talents like Bobby Eli, Ron Kersey, Larry Washington, and Earl Young – but which also keeps plenty of space for the sublime harmonies that always made The Dells so great! Titles include "Teaser", "Our Love", "Could It Be", "Rich Man Poor Man", "Waiting For You", "Get On Down", and "Betcha Never Been Loved". LP, Vinyl record album

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East CoastEast Coast (Encounter) ... LP
Encounter, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Righteous soul – and the only record ever cut by East Coast – a group led by Larry Blackmon, featuring early vocals by Gwen Guthrie! The style is very hip – a mixture of funk and progressive grooving, all held together with a sound that's young, proud, and which moves easily between influences from a number of different camps. In a way, the group's almost a cross between early Earth Wind & Fire and The Voices Of East Harlem – with a style that's got some nicely soulful jazz elements, but served up with a dose of sweeter soul. Gregory Johnson plays some great keyboards on the set, and titles include "I've Got To Reclaim You", "Something Deep Inside", "Any Thing You Have In Mind", "Miss Gigi", "Keep On Trying", "I Found You", and "You Can't Let It Get You Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ForrestForrest Fire ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, Early 60s. Sealed ... $16.99
One of the best records ever cut by hard St. Louis tenorman Jimmy Forrest – and a stripped down quartet side that has him playing with the trio of a young Larry Young! Young's not in his super-hip Blue Note mode yet, but he is a very strong soul jazz player capable of hitting some nice nice moments on the set – and Jimmy's tenor is always a welcome addition on any organ session of the time! Thornel Schwartz is on guitar, Jimmy Smith (the other Jimmy Smith) is on drums, and titles include "Dexter's Deck", "Jim's Jams", "Bag's Groove", and "Help". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker.)

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Stan GetzDynasty ... LP
Verve, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A great lost album from Stan Getz! The record features Stan in a totally new setting, playing with some relatively unfamiliar French talents – Eddie Louiss on organ, Rene Thomas on guitar, and Bernard Lubat on drums. Louiss is incredible, and has a free spacey sound that recalls Larry Young – which works perfectly with Getz's post-Coltrane explorations here. The whole album's a triumph, and a tribute to Stan's never-ending quest for new sounds, despite the fact that labels always wanted him to reproduce his bigger hits. Titles include "Our Kind Of Sabi", "Song For Martine", "Invitation", and "Dum Dum". All tracks are long, and the album's a delightful meeting of European jazz and masterful solo talents! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Grant GreenTalkin' About ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... $14.99
One of the great ones! Grant Green meets up with a youthful Larry Young, and the two of them are backed by Elvin Jones on drums, for a free-flowing, modally grooving set of organ/guitar cuts that are among some of the best-ever recorded for Blue Note. The album's a stunning mix of soul jazz and modernist sensibilites, and Green and Young are in top top form. It's also one of the toughest to find on Blue Note, and we hardly ever see it on wax! Cuts include "Talkin' About J.C.", "Luny Tune", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pete La RocaBasra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... On January 10, 2020
One of the few albums that drummer Pete LaRoca ever made as a leader – and a gem through and through! LaRoca had a touch on the drums that was unlike anyone else – free, but never "out" – and in a flowing, progressive style that pointed the way towards the sound of jazz in the 70s, but which was still firmly rooted in the soulful style of the 60s. The album's filled with beautiful flowing waves of sound – and features lead solos by Joe Henderson, strong piano lines by Steve Kuhn, and some great round basswork by Steve Swallow. The feel of the set's somewhere in the vein of Larry Young's work at the time – never too "out", but much more flowing and free than the typical Blue Note. Tracks include "Basra", "Tears Come From Heaven", and "Candu". A fantastic album, with a unique approach! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sami Linna QuartetMode For Tomorrow/Umoya ... 7-inch
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
A gem of a record from Finnish guitarist Sami Linna – just a 45, but one that feels like it's got the depth of a full album! "Mode For Tomorrow" is this beautifully building tune with a mix of modal and spiritual energy – infused with organ by Mikko Heleva, and given this tremendous tenor solo by Jussi Kannaste! Drummer Dana Hall wrote "Umoya" – and his snapping rhythms really keep things moving – as the organ, guitar, and tenor soar to the skies – almost with the energy of an old Larry Young tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John McLaughlinDevotion ... LP
Douglas, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
An intensely jamming album from guitarist John McLaughlin – and a record that set a whole new tone for electric jazz in the 70s! The album was recorded shortly after McLaughlin's work with Miles Davis on Bitches Brew and Tony Williams on the first Emergency album – and in a way, it's a key piece of the jazz-rock fusion puzzle that has those two sets as cornerstones. McLaughlin's working here with keyboardist Larry Young from the Emergency group – playing both his usual organ on the record, plus a bit of electric piano – and the rest of the group includes bassist Billy Rich, plus superdrummer Buddy Miles – really giving a lot of power to the album's sound at the bottom! McLaughlin is getting into a bit of his mystic trip on the record, but is still playing with a lot of electric power here – plenty distorted and fuzzy on most numbers, and really jamming throughout! Titles include "Devotion", "Dragon Song", "Marbles", "Siren", "Don't Let The Dragon Eat Your Mother", and "Purpose Of When". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusMe Myself An Eye ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Complicated later work from Charles Mingus – a great illustration of the way his power to command a large ensemble never wavered as the years went on! The album features two different large groups of players – filled with modernists young and old – including Ricky Ford, George Coleman, and Michael Brecker ont enors; Ronni Cuber and Pepper Adams on baritone; Randy Brecker and Jack Walrath on trumpets; Lee Konitz on alto, Larry Coryell on guitar, Slide Hampton on trombone, and Eddie Gomez on bass. Side one features the 30 minute track "Three Worlds Of Drums", and side 2 contains a remake of "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", plus "Devil Woman" and "Carolyn Keki Mingus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlinLove Devotion Surrender ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Pretty hip stuff, with a definite Coltrane influence – and Larry Young in the group on organ, along with Billy Cobham on drums and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Naima", "A Love Supreme", "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord", "Meditation", and "The Life Divine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker, a sticker spot, and some wear.)

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SphereInside Ourselves (2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Strata/180 Proof, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
Really great work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – by a group that features a young Larry Nozero on saxes, who you might also know for his work with keyboard giant Eddie Russ! This set's a bit more hard-edged than Eddie's work – tracks that open up nicely in the more spiritual side of the fusion spectrum – with Nozero on tenor and soprano sax, Eddie Nuccilli on trumpet, Keith Vreeland on electric piano, John Dana on bass, and Jimmy Pelusa on drums – mostly lesser-known players, but working here together in a very comfortable vibe! All tracks are original, and nice and long – and titles include "Lonely Girl", "Alicia", "Inside Ourselves", and "Spitfire". Special 2LP version features two "unknown" tracks found on the master tapes – both nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Sonny StittTornado (illustrated cover) ... LP
Jazz Masters, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible blend of Fender Rhodes and soulful saxophone – a late record from saxophonist Sonny Stitt, but one that also features the young Eddie Russ on keyboards! The record's got a laidback and funky sound that goes deeper than any of Stitt's earlier sides of the 70s – and it sounds a fair bit like Eddie Russ' own record for the Jazz Masters label, thanks to a pretty heavy focus on the keys. Electric piano starts off most of the tracks before Stitt comes in for his solos – and the arrangements are relatively full, with added horns, guitar, and percussion on a fair number of tunes. Larry Nozero plays flute on the record, and some tracks even seem to feature more of him than Stitt – and the range of grooves here is really great. "Tornado" is a rolling funky tune with lots of conga on the bottom, "Escanaba Beat" is a slightly Latin-styled number, "Spinning Wheel" is taken in a jazzily stepping groove that runs for nearly ten minutes, "By My Side" has a nice chunky drum pattern under the Rhodes, and even the album's version of "We've Only Just Begun" is great – with a wicked rolling bassline sample on the intro, and lots of jazzy changes in the groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy TerryNatural Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Quite a hip one from Buddy Terry! The album's a mix of different styles – kind of in that pre-funky, psychedelic soul jazz mode that Prestige would occasionally hit in the late 60s, in the work of players like Freddie McCoy or Wally Richardson. Terry's working with a core trio that includes Larry Young playing organ and piano, and on the best cuts, he hits a spacey modal sound that's a slightly different twist on his Blue Note work. The record features the trio playing with a number of different additional groups of players – including Wally Richardson on guitar, Joe Thomas on tenor and flute, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and "The Terry Girls", who sing backup vocals on a few cuts. Titles are a mix of shorter groovy tracks, and others that have a more sophisticated groove – with cuts that include "Natural Woman", "Natural Soul", "Don't Be So Mean", "Pedro The One Armed Bandit", and "The Revealing Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Tony Williams LifetimeEgo ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the last completely intense albums from Tony Williams' Lifetime group – a slightly changed lineup from the original trio – one that includes guitarist Ted Dunbar, bassist Ron Carter, and percussionists Don Alias and Warren Smith. The group still features some searing organ work from Larry Young (recording here as Khalid Yasin), but the overall sound is also a bit spacier, and even more percussion-driven than before. Dunbar's tripped-out guitar is a nice change from the more rock-focused sound of John McLaughlin on earlier records – and he seems to free the players from their fuzzed out sound, and let them hit some nicely organic moments. Titles include "Clap City", "There Comes A Time", "Two Worlds", "Some Hip Drum Sh!t", "Lonesome Wells" and "The Urchin's Of Shermese". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some edge wear and seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Tony Williams LifetimeTurn It Over ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Although Tony Williams started out as one of the most subtle drummers of the 60s, this album has him coming a long way from his "new thing" Blue Note recordings – and taking off with enough power to reach the moon! The group featured is Williams classic Lifetime lineup – with John McLaughlin and Larry Young, who was also reaching far past his Blue Note groove here – and bassist Jack Bruce, who was working his jazz chops strongly after his years in Cream. There's a raw power here that cannot be denied – a ferocity that must have been incredibly fresh at the time, and which is still, today, one of the clearest visions of a jazz rock fusion that was soon muddied too quickly in the heady waters of 70s jazz. Titles include "To Whom It May Concern", "Right On", "This Night This Song", and "Allah Be Praised". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousKeeping The Faith Vol 2 – 21 Modern Soul Classics (180 gram turquoise vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 37.98
An excellent collection of rare soul groovers – one of those UK packages that are put together as a memory of their own great Northern Soul scene, but which has equal appeal to any fan of rare and unusual American soul! The set list is great – and there's maybe a nicely wider range of styles here than on the kind of Northern Soul sets that follow in a stricter Detroit-inspired style – as there's echoes of funk, some key 70s numbers, and even a few British tracks that sit wonderfully next to the US songs. Titles on this second volume are more 70s-oriented than the first – and include "Beautiful Summers Day" by Mother Freedom Band, "Dreaming A Dream" by Crown Heights Affair, "On The Real Side" by Larry Saunders, "Something Fishy Is Going On" by Universal Mind, "Forget That Girl" by Jeannie Napoli, "I Got The Need" by The Moments, "My Man Is On The Way" by Rhetta Young, "Beautiful Woman" by Derek Martin, "It Really Hurts Me Girl" by The Carstairs, "I Want To Give You My Everything" by Carl Douglas, "Country Girl" by Soul Train Gang, "Gee Baby" by The Festivals, "You're My One Weakness Girl" by Street People, "In The Bottle" by Brother To Brother, and "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" by Benny Troy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight turquoise vinyl!)

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✨✧ Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young. Recorded shortly before Larry passed away, this album features him and Chambers on a number of different piano and synthesizers, and Chambers playing drums on a few tracks while Larry grooves on organ. Very free, with little of the rhythmic pulse that you'd find in Larry's other late work. Cuts include "Message from Mars", "Rock Pile", "The Orge", and "Mind Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Brian CharretteGood Tipper ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great Hammond work from Brian Charette – served up in a style that's a bit different than most contemporary organ jazz sessions! The tracks here are sometimes short – like the old soul jazz organ singles back in the 60s – and Charette mixes things up nicely with a few great covers of soundtrack and pop moments – a bit like some Jimmy McGriff album on Sue Records! Yet Charette's also got a much wider range of sounds than McGriff ever did – a knowledge of the Hammond that embraces all the changes from Larry Young forward – worked out with a sweet trio that includes either Avi Rothbard or Yotam Silberstein on guitar, and Mark Ferber or Jordan Young on drums. Joe Sucato guests on tenor on the album's one long track – and titles include "The Kicker", "Good Tipper", "Another Quarter", "Standing Still", "You Only Live Twice", "Up Up & Away", and "Time Of The Season". CD

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✨✧ Ed CherrySoul Tree ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that's wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album's steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an older Prestige Records vibe – and instead guitarist Ed Cherry and organist Kyle Koehler find a way of soaring out in their own spirits – opening up strongly in a bass-less trio that only features the drums of Anwar Marshall to keep things snapping along. The pairing is perfect – on the level of Grant Green with Larry Young, or Pat Martino with Don Patterson – yet very much with its own spirit, too. Cherry's arrangements are great, too – providing very fresh takes on familiar tunes, alongside his own compositions. Titles include "Central Park West", "A New Blue", "Rachel's Step", "Ode To Angela", "Little Sunflower", "Little Girl Big Girl", and "Peace". CD

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✨✧ Grant GreenI Want To Hold Your Hand ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great one from Grant Green – a subtly modern album hiding under a title stolen from a Beatles' song – and one of the mid 60s gems he cut with organist Larry Young! The group features the trio of Young, Green, and Elvin Jones – a dancing combination that pushes the organ/guitar groove to unheard of heights – plus the addition of tenorist Hank Mobley, who's opening up his own bag considerably by this point. The whole thing's great – based around loose, free rhythms – and featuring searching solos that also still remain nicely swinging and in the pocket! Titles include "Corcovado", "Stella By Starlight", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and "At Long Last Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UME reissue.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenMatador ... LP
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic mid 60s album from Grant Green – but one that never got its due originally, because it was unreleased at the time – and didn't come out until a Japanese version in the late 70s! Despite that oddly long gap, Matador is truly one Grant's best ever records – a really inventive session that goes way past his standard soul jazz roots – and which really shows the guitarist stretching out towards future styles of jazz! The session's a spare quartet date – with Green's guitar playing modal grooves over rhythm by by his incredible combo – with Bob Cranshaw on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and the incomparable McCoy Tyner on piano – blocking out bold changes that really drive the record strongly. Cuts are long, and there's a freewheeling quality to the material that's only ever matched by some of the Grant Green/Larry Young sessions from the same time – especially the Street Of Dreams Record. Titles include "Matador", "Bedouin", Green Jeans", and a killer version of "My Favorite Things", done in a very Coltrane-esque style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing – with obi! Cover has some very light aging near the top – but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenStreet Of Dreams ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from guitarist Grant Green – an amazingly stretched-out session that's served up with a good deal of modal jazz in the rhythms – and a date that features killer work from Larry Young on organ and Bobby Hutcherson on vibes! The pair join Green in a quartet that also includes Elvin Jones on drums – who provides a loose, fluid approach to rhythm that really sets the tone for the date – a flowing vibe that folds together the organ, guitar, and vibes beautifully – with an incomparable floating vibe that's pure magic! All tracks are long and very open – and titles include "Street Of Dreams", "Somewhere In The Night", and "Lazy Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
(75th Anniversary pressing.)

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✨✧ Don PattersonSatisfaction ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early trio session featuring Patterson next to guitarist Jerry Byrd and his usual drummer Billy James. Cuts are long, with Patterson's breezy flowing organ lines, and playing that sounds a lot like Larry Young did at this point. Cuts include "Satisfaction", "Walkin", and "Bowl Full of Yok". Lots of space, and nice and free. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some discoloration from age and a Preview Copy stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Freddie RoachBrown Sugar ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking work on Hammond from Freddie Roach – a key player in the Blue Note lineup of the 60s, and a strong link between the label's soul jazz and modern sides! The sound here is a really beautiful one – partly in the organ/tenor mode forged by Baby Face Willette and John Patton in their early recordings for Blue Note, but also stretching out in that way that started to show up in Patton's later work, and in the seminal work from the time by Larry Young. Freddie's touch on the keys is really opening up here – clearly driven by some more original ideas that help push the album past the more R&B influenced sound of some of his earlier work. Players on the set include Joe Henderson on tenor, Eddie Wright on guitar, and Clarence Johnston on drums – and title cuts include "Brown Sugar", plus "All Night Long", "Have You Ever Had The Blues", and "The Right Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with deep groove on one side, Van Gelder stamp, and ear. Cover has half split seams, light wear, and a stain at the bottom of the spine, only visible on back.)

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✨✧ George BraithExtension ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece from George Braith – one of the most unique sax players of the 60s! The album's a Blue Note classic in the Larry Young vein – with lots of free spiralling modal lines, and heavenly solos on organ, guitar, and reeds – the former of which are played by Billy Gardner and Grant Green. Braith's playing is incredible – slightly exotic, but also quite soulful – in a vein that recalls Yusef Lateef and Roland Kirk, but which also has a strong voice of its own. Braith plays tenor, soprano, and alto sax on the set – and the album is filled with groovy modal tracks like "Nut City", "Sweetville", and "Extension". Very very nice! CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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✨✧ Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young! The album was recorded shortly before Larry passed away, and it features him and Chambers on a number of different keyboards – electric, acoustic, and organ – plus additional drums by Chambers on a few tracks. The overall sound is very spare – much more laidback than the hard-jamming fusion of Larry's Arista years, and a wonderful coda to Young's career. Titles include "Message from Mars", "Rock Pile", "The Orge", and "Mind Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jared GoldReemergence ... CD
Strikezone, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary Hammond giant Jared Gold hardly needs to reemerge – as all of his albums in recent years have been completely top-shelf – and have really marked the musician as one of the best jazz organ talents around! Here, Gold certain reaffirms that reputation – working with amazing deftness that calls to mind the quick changes on the keys that Don Patterson brought to jazz organ work in the late 60s, mixed maybe with a bit of the soaring flow of Larry Young at the same time! The trio is super-tight too – and features the great Billy Hart on drums, and frequent partner Dave Stryker on guitar – plus guest trumpet work from Jeremy Pelt on three tracks, really giving the album a great layer of color with his tone. Titles include "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "One For John A", "She's Leaving Home", "Nomad", "Blues Connotation", "Reemergence", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". CD

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✨✧ School DaysIn Our Times ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic slice of dialogue between the important millennial Chicago and Swedish avant garde scenes! The School Days quartet is further augmented by another member this go 'round, Kjell Nordeson on vibes, as they continue to explore themes inspired by and written by modernists of a different period in improvised music, like Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Evans, and Larry Young – a great example of the inspirations that move the genius of group leader, reedman Ken Vandermark. Kjell can be heard elsewhere as the drummer for Mats Gustafson's AALY trio, and is joined by his bandmate from that group here on bass, Ingebrit Haker-Flaten, with another Swede, Paal Nilssen Love on drums, while Chicagoan Ken Vandermark is joined by one of our city's other hidden gems on the frontline, Jeb Bishop on trombone. Recorded live in Norway, titles include "Shift", "Octopus", "Loose Blues" and "Another Double". CD

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✨✧ Horace SilverJody Grind ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic turning point for the great Horace Silver – a set that's still got the soul jazz groove of some of his earlier 60s hits – but which also has the pianist really making magic with some of the younger players on the scene – in a lineup that features the young Woody Shaw on trumpet, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Tyrone Washington on tenor sax! As with Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan at the time, there's an openness to some of Silver's writing and arranging here that's really great – as if he's absorbing some of the qualities of the new thing generation, but never going there himself – and instead just finding a way to color his music with really fresh energy and tones. Larry Ridley is on bass and Roger Humphries is on drums – completing a really fantastic lineup – and titles include the title cut "The Jody Grind" – is an enduring funky jazz classic – plus "Blue Silver", "Mary Lou", "Mexican Hip Dance", "Grease Piece", and "Dimples". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer (remastered edition) ... CD
Nemperor/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's got more than enough propulsion to soar to the skies – with White on massive drums – working with a killer batch of musicians that includes Patrick Gleason on keyboards and electronics, Onaje Allan Gumbs on acoustic and electric piano, Jimmy Smith and Larry Young on organ, Larry Coryell and Doug Rodriguez on guitars, and Tom Harrell on flugelhorn – all working together in a razor-sharp mix of acoustic and electric elements! Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". CD

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✨✧ VariousKeeping The Faith Vols 1 & 2 – 28 Stompin Northern Soul Classics & 21 Modern Soul Classics ... CD
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of rare soul groovers – one of those UK packages that are put together as a memory of their own great Northern Soul scene, but which has equal appeal to any fan of rare and unusual American soul! The set list is great – and there's maybe a nicely wider range of styles here than on the kind of Northern Soul sets that follow in a stricter Detroit-inspired style – as there's echoes of funk, some key 70s numbers, and even a few British tracks that sit wonderfully next to the US songs. The set's divided up into two modes – CD1 features 28 60s Northern Soul tracks, and CD2 features 21 numbers from the 70s – titles that include "Bok To Bach" by Father's Angels, "You Baby" by Jackie Trent, "Pick Up My Toys & Go Home" by The Devonnes, "Baby You've Got Me" by The Sapphires, "When Love Slips Away" by Margo & The Marvettes, "That's What Mama Say" by Leonard Whiting, "Check It Baby" by Willie & The Mighty Magnificents, "Stop What You're Doing" by The Playthings, "Ain't No Soul Left In These Ol Shoes" by Kenny Bernard, "Ain't Nothin But A Houseparty" by The Show Stoppers, "Gonna Fix You Good" by Alan Bown Set, "The Real Thing" by Kim Davis, "Ton Of Dynamite" by Frankie Crocker, "Beautiful Summers Day" by Mother Freedom Band, "Dreaming A Dream" by Crown Heights Affair, "On The Real Side" by Larry Saunders, "Something Fishy Is Going On" by Universal Mind, "Forget That Girl" by Jeannie Napoli, "I Got The Need" by The Moments, "My Man Is On The Way" by Rhetta Young, "Beautiful Woman" by Derek Martin, "It Really Hurts Me Girl" by The Carstairs, "I Want To Give You My Everything" by Carl Douglas, "Country Girl" by Soul Train Gang, "Gee Baby" by The Festivals, "You're My One Weakness Girl" by Street People, "In The Bottle" by Brother To Brother, and "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" by Benny Troy. CD

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✨✧ Bernstein/Goldings/StewartLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A trio of modern talents, working beautifully together on a set of extended live tracks! The group features guitar from Peter Bernstein, Hammond from Larry Goldings, and drums from Bill Stewart – coming together in ways that remind us of the hipper side of 60s organ combos – those moments when Grant Green and Larry Young really opened things up with a long-flowing groove! There's still a nice undercurrent of soul in the mix, but the rhythms are relatively free and unfettered too – moving forth with energy that might be called modal by some, but which is even less constricted by a simple tag like that – more just pure, beautiful waves of sound from both the organ and guitar. Titles include "The Danger Zone", "Milestones", "Just A Thought", "Molto Molto", and "Chant". CD
 
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✨✧ Larry Novak TrioInvitation ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album in many years from pianist Larry Novak – a Chicago pianist who worked with giants like Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan many decades back, and who's remained a committed stylist after all these years! In fact, the set's got a depth of feeling and sensitivity that might be more common in a younger player – a lyrical beauty that's extremely captivating, and which has a vibrancy that hardly belies Larry's age at all – so much so, we had to make sure we had the right CD in the player when writing up this review! Part of the album's strength is the rhythm duo – which features superb bass from Eric Hochberg, who seems born to work with Novak – and drums from Rusty Jones, who often still lets Novak set the pace. Titles include "Minority", "Very Early", "Nobody Else But Me", "The Touch Of Your Lips", and "The Days Of Wine & Roses". CD

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✨✧ Gwen GuthrieTicket To Ride ... CD
Island/4th & Broadway, 1982/1983/1987. Used ... $11.99
A late 80s compilation of work mostly pulled from Gwen's dynamite first two albums for Island. You know the tracks from her self-titled album, Portrait and the Padlock Ep, and a number of the versions here are the Larry Levan remixes. The cuts are all solid 80s groove, but with the great fusion of reggae, club and soul that the Island tracks that Sly & Robbie were behind had at the time. 8 cuts in all: "Ticket To Ride", "Peek-A-Boo", "Younger Than Me", "Oh What A Life", "It Should Have Been You", "Family Affair", "Seventh Heaven" and "You're The One". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a boogie-styled 80s approach – one that's got the same sort of loping funk that was showing up in the work of Tom Browne and some of the younger players on the scene at the time. There's a fuller, richer, more soul-based approach to the set – but still some strands of the Mizell years – especially in the album's great keyboard work by Clare Fischer, and its use of chorus vocals on a number of tracks. Wade Marcus and George Bohannon helped with arrangements – and titles include a great funky remake of Fischer's "Morning" – plus "Veronica", "Gold The Moon, White The Sun", "Marilyn", "Pretty Baby", and "People Suppose To Be Free". CD

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✨✧ Lawrence Hilton JacobsLawrence Hilton Jacobs ... LP
ABC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Although he's always best remembered as Freddy "Boom Boom" Washington from Welcome Back Kotter, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was pretty darn ubiquitous during the mid-70s! He was in more than a few movies (Youngblood, Cooley High, etc), and he even recorded a few soul albums – like this one, which features some nice production work by Lamont Dozier that more than makes up for Freddie's lack of conviction as a soul singer. At the best moments, the record reminds us of some of Lamont's strident grooving soul work for ABC – and titles include "Time Machine", "Larry's Theme", "Mister DJ", "Holdin On", and "Fly Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp with "Not" scratched off.)
 
 
 



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