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Anthony Braxton & George Lewis DuoDonaueschingen (Duo) 1976 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1994. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(NOTE: disc has some marks that do not affect play.)

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Henry Burr/Charles Hart & Lewis JamesThat Wonderful Mother Of Mine/Slavation Lassie Of Mine ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1919. Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(The B side label has some blue paint. Both labels are faded.)

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Bruce Gilbert/Graham Lewis/Russel MillsMZUI ... LP
Cherry Red (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With the fold-out insert in the clear PVC sleeve.)

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Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons/Meade Lux LewisWalkin The Boogie/Honky Tonk Train ... 78 RPM
RCA, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good ... $5.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Vinyl white label promo.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisAll My Yesterdays – The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings (3LP 180 gram vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1966. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $69.99
The birth of a legend – documented here in a really wonderful package – a brilliant 2CD set that brings forth the first-ever recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – heard here on the debut nights of their very long run of Monday night performances at the Village Vanguard! Right from the start, this group was really something special – formed by the meeting of two legendary talents, trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis – and driven strongly by a lineup of all-star players who were happy to shelve their egos this night of the week, and come together in a unit that was far more than just the sum of its amazing parts. Players on these two nights include Hank Jones on piano, Richard Davis on bass, Jimmy Owens and Bill Berry on trumpets, Bob Brookmeyer and Garnett Brown on trombones, and Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, and Jerry Dodgion on a flurry of amazing reed performances – producing the kinds of insane colors and edges the group was always known for! This isn't big band jazz – at least not the sort you'd think of with cliche – and instead, the recordings document the meeting of amazing talents creating effortlessly together under the leadership of two generous giants. The package is wonderful, really a tribute to this amazing music – oversized, and with a huge booklet of notes and photos – and 2CDs with titles that include "Back Bone", "Big Dipper", "Mornin Reverend", "Little Pixie", "All My Yesterdays", "Once Around", "Ah That's Freedom", and "Don't Ever Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisNew Life ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A wonderful start to the second decade of this ultra-hip group – an ensemble who started to reinvent the sound of the big band in the late 60s, then only picked up more and more energy once time went on! Thad Jones and Mel Lewis are a hell of a pair – not only great leaders for a session like this, but such warmly collaborative players that they're able to bring together something of a supergroup for the record – with players like Jon Faddis and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Frank Foster and Greg Herbert on tenor saxes, David Spinozza on guitar, Pepper Adams on baritone, and Roland Hanna on both acoustic and electric piano – all key players in a much larger lineup that's almost too big to name! Tracks are long, and arranged with a great deal of depth – but never in a way that fails to swing – and titles include "Forever Lasting", "Little Rascal On A Rock", "Love & Harmony", "Greetings & Salutations", and "Love To One Is One To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (original cover) ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisSuite For Pops ... LP
Horizon, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Large group backings, with a bit of vocals from Dee Dee Bridgewater – and titles that include "Meetin Place", "The Summary", "The Farewell", "The Great One", and "Only For Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes an unopened promo packet from Horizon! Cover has light wear.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones/Mel Lewis (Blue Note Reissue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Kimming/Studer/Zimmerlin with George LewisKimming/Studer/Zimmerlin & George Lewis ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
The legendary George Lewis plays both trombone and electronics here – both of which are a fantastic addition to the core trio efforts of Harald Kimming on violin, Daniel Studer on bass, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello! These guys are unlike any string trio you might know from the world of serious music – as they play freely and openly, with as many sharp edges on their own instruments as Lewis brings to his – this cascading confluence of strings and tones, with lots of elements that remind us of the deeper sonic leanings of Lewis at his most experimental! Titles include "Tactus & Tatum", "Night Walk", "Very Nice", "Seven Colors & Number Ten", and "Natura Morta". CD

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Barbara LewisBaby, I'm Yours/I Say Love ... 7-inch
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Beautiful uptown soul by Barbara Lewis, and a track we've heard a million times, but still love to death! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Barbara LewisBest Of Barbara Lewis ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s/1971. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Some of the best non-Motown soul to ever come out of Detroit, and a brilliant example of the uptown soul sound of the 60's! Nearly every track's a winner, and this comp of Barbara's best 60's stuff includes lots of classics like "Baby, I'm Yours", "Hello Stranger", "Stop That Girl", "Come Home", "It's Magic", and more! Heavenly soul, and stuff that we never tire of! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker and light wear.)

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Barbara LewisDon't Forget About Me – The Atlantic & Reprise Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... About September 25, 2020
... CD

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Barbara LewisJust The Way You Are Today/You Made Me A Woman ... 7-inch
Enterprise, 1970. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Barbara LewisStraighten Up Your Heart/If You Love Her ... 7-inch
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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Bobby LewisOrdinary Miracle ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Cappy LewisGet Happy With Cappy ... CD
Essential, 1960. Used ... $7.99
The only album by trumpeter Cappy Lewis – produced by David Axelrod. CD
(On Demand CDr pressing. Tray card is missing one spine.)

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Furry LewisFurry Lewis – Blues Masters Vol 5 ... LP
Blue Horizon, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Great late work from Furry Lewis – recorded in the Ardent Studios in Memphis by Mike Vernon – and very faithfully done! Tracks include "Grand Central Station", "Let's Shake Hand In Hand", "Waiting For A Train", "Big Chief Blues", "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean", and "Skinny Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small corner cut and is bent a bit at the top.)

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Furry LewisGood Morning Judge – Recorded By George Mitchell in 1962 (with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1962/1967. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 17.99
Fantastic recordings of the legendary Furry Lewis – a musician who may be pictured in a bathrobe on the front cover, but who comes across with all the sharp edges and bold tones of his classic work! The material is part of that legendary George Mitchell series of blues recordings, and may well be one of the best – as Mitchell captures both Lewis' guitar and vocals with incredible clarity – especially the instrument, which yields the kind of complex passages and subtle tones that would have been a lot harder to hear in a 78rpm environment. Furry's vocals are wonderful, too – with a stretching depth that evokes gospel inspiration, but served up with very secular subject matter – on titles that include "Why Don't You Come Home Blues", "Good Morning Judge", "Blues Around My Bed", "Furry Lewis' Careless Love", and "Old Hobo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Gary Lewis & The PlayboysGolden Greats ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

Exact matches21
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Gary Lewis & The PlayboysRhythm Of The Rain/Hayride ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

Exact matches22
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George Lewis/Ozana OmelchukBreaking News – Studio Dan ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Two trombone-heavy compositions – one penned by George Lewis, one by Ozana Omelchuk – both played here by the Studio Dan ensemble in two different formations! "As We May Feel" is a Lewis composition for chamber ensemble – and has this very bold sense of attack and decay – trombone work from Daniel Riegler, mixed with alto from Clemens Salesny, trumpet from Dominik Fuss, and piano from Michael Tiefenbacher – plus cello, violin, and bass, which created very moody sounds next to the bolder work on drums. "Wow & Flutter" is a composition by Omelchuk for two trombones and ensemble – with really strong trombone solos from Matthias Muche and Daniel Riegler, amidst other horns, bass, violin, cello, piano, and even a bit of sampler too! CD

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Glenn LewisBack For More (album, inst, album w/o rap, acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 2003. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Glenn LewisDon't You Forget It (voc, inst, tv track, acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 2001. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
Smooth R&B from Glenn – produced by Andre Harris with a nice Philly bounce. Lifted from the Red Star compilation – and a tasty bit of NuSoul that will fit in nicely with other recent grooves from the Philly scene! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and an index sticker.)

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Hopeton LewisDynamic ... LP
Dynamic (Jamaica), 1970s. Very Good ... $14.99
A nice easy rockin' slice of Jamaican soul from rock steady star Hopeton Lewis. The production is courtesy ByronLee, so it has the sort of broader appeal crossover soul influenced sound you might expect, without as much of the raw edge we look for, but a nice bit of southern R&B feel creeping in. 12 tracks in all, including "Drift Away", "Working It Down To The Bone", "Pick Yourself Up", "Show Me Some Loving", "Take My Heart" and "Baby, Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, some wear, and aging.)

Exact matches26
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Huey Lewis & The NewsI Want A New Drug (dance mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Chrysalis, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chrysalis sleeve.)

Exact matches27
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James Brandon Lewis & Chad TaylorLive In Willisau ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
Some of the boldest work we've ever heard from tenorist James Brandon Lewis – an artist you might know from his bigger label recordings for Okeh/Sony, but who sounds completely unbridled here in the company of the great drummer Chad Taylor! Taylor's a player who can step outside strongly, yet still find this inherent sense of swing – and that balance works beautifully alongside the tenor of Lewis, and seems to encourage him to take some great chances throughout the set – with some especially great moments of drums and tenor that almost evoke the way that David Murray or Sonny Rollins might handle such a performance! A really revelatory set – and a great reminder of Taylor's genius, too – with selections that include "Watakushi No Sekai", "Matape", "Come Sunday", "Imprints", "Twenty Four", "Radiance", and "Under/Over The Rainbow". CD

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisBreathless/Down The Line ... 7-inch
Sun, 1958. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

Exact matches29
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Jerry Lee LewisCarry Me Back To Old Virginia/I Know What It Means ... 7-inch
Sun, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sun sleeve.)

Exact matches30
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Jerry Lee LewisIn Loving Memories – The Jerry Lee Lewis Gospel Album ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jerry Lee LewisKiller – 1969 to 1972 (11LP set) ... LP
Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 11LPs ... $119.99
A stunning package that focuses on the best comeback years of Jerry Lee Lewis – that time when he rose up once again at Mercury Records, but as a fantastic country singer instead of a rocker – still amazing vocally, pretty incredible at the piano, and letting loose his talents on a whole new range of material. There's also a full live show recorded in Las Vegas – a great addition to the studio material! LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a book, and in great shape!)

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Jerry Lee LewisMemphis Beat ... LP
Smash, 1966. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Jerry Lee LewisOdd Man In ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Lee LewisOriginal Golden Hits Vol 1 ... LP
Sun, 1971. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear, aging, and a strip of tape on the spine.)

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Jerry Lee LewisRoll Over Beethoven ... LP
Pickwick, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Lee LewisSession – Recorded In London With Great Guest Artists ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the folder style cover, including the die-cut inner sleeves. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear and aging, and light stain inside the gatefold.)

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Jerry Lee LewisShe Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye ... LP
Smash, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Lee LewisSouthern Roots – Back Home To Memphis ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisWhole Lot Of Shakin Goin On/Turn Around/Mean Woman Blues/I'm Feeling Sorry ... 7-inch
Sun, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jerry Lee LewisWould You Take Another Chance On Me? ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail LewisTogether ... LP
Smash, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry LewisSings For Children ... LP
Vocalion, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has very light wear.)

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Jimmy LewisIt Ain't What's On The Woman/There Ain't No Man That Can't Be Caught ... 7-inch
Hotlanta, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jimmy LewisWe Can Make It/Two Women ... 7-inch
Tangerine, 1968. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Joe R LewisLove Of My Own (album)/Dub Of My Own (rare 12")/Love Mystery (album) ... 12-inch
Booton, 1987. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the great rare acid singles from Joe R Lewis! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue vinyl reissue. Label has a trace of a price sticker.)

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John LewisBridge Game – JS Bach Preludes & Fugues – Form The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 Vol 2 ... LP
Philips, 1984. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Fugue No 4 A Little Slam In Diamonds")

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John LewisEvolution ... CD
Atlantic, 1999. Used ... $11.99
Compelling solo piano from John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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John LewisOrchestra USA ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The first recordings ever from Orchestra USA – the landmark third stream jazz group co-led by John Lewis and Gunther Schuller! The group sprang out of Schuller and Lewis' preoccupations with bringing jazz to a more serious environment – merging traits of 20th century classical with jazz-based improvisation – in a format that included standout solo players, as well as larger backings from strings and woodwinds. And while some of that group's recordings were a bit dull, this one's totally great – not nearly as stiff and academic as you'd think – with some really strong solo work on saxes, and a soulful approach that gets past any formalism that could mar the proceedings. Players include Eric Dolphy, Phil Woods, Leo Wright, Nick Travis, and Jim Hall – and titles include "Three Little Feelings, "Milesign", "Milano", "Natural Affection", and "Donnie's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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John Lewis & The Happening SoundsMisty Roses/Amy's Theme & You're A Big Boy Now ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1967. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has small stickers.)

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Johnny Lewis & The GentsTragedy/Right Don't Wrong Nobody ... 7-inch
Galaxy, Late 60s. Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Katherine Handy LewisWC Handy Blues Sung By His Daughter Katharine Handy Lewis In Traditional Style ... LP
Folkways, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurie Lewis & Grant StreetSingin' My Troubles Away ... CD
Flying Fish, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Booklet has a slight cut corner and some pen on the inner pages.)

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Lynn LewisAt Long Last Love ... CD
Lynn Lewis, 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Marcus LewisSing Me A Song ... LP
Aegis, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain at the bottom right corner.)

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Margaret LewisCountry Soul Of Margaret Lewis EP ... 7-inch
Ram/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Really great work from Margaret Lewis – a Louisiana singer/songwriter from the glory days of the indie label 45 scene – and one who works here with a very unique blend of rock, soul, and country modes! It's a bit hard to sum of Margaret's music in words – but lots of this material has hard-edged charms of the young Wanda Jackson – mixed maybe with some influences from the R&B scene at the time, particularly some of the hipper female singers in New Orleans! All the work here was recorded by the Ram Records – and this EP features four tracks that include "Something's Wrong Baby", "Reconsider Me", "You Oughta See My Baby", and "It's Alright You Can Go". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Margaret LewisReconsider Me – The Ram Singles & More Southern Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Really great work from Margaret Lewis – a Louisiana singer/songwriter from the glory days of the indie label 45 scene – and one who works here with a very unique blend of rock, soul, and country modes! It's a bit hard to sum of Margaret's music in words – but lots of this material has hard-edged charms of the young Wanda Jackson – mixed maybe with some influences from the R&B scene at the time, particularly some of the hipper female singers in New Orleans! All the work here was recorded by the Ram Records label in Shreveport, but a good deal of it was unissued at the time – and the package also includes 13 tracks new to CD – combined with a fantastic set of notes that provide an overview of the unusual Lewis musical legacy. Titles include "John DeLee", "Lover's Land", "Bow Wow Puppy Love", "Cheaters Can't Win", "Shake A Leg", "One Today Another Tomorrow", "No No Never", "Reconsider Me", "You Said You Love Me", "Yea Yea Baby", "Hold Me", "Something's Wrong Baby", "From The Cradle To The Blues", and "Teardrop Valley". CD

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Meade Lux LewisBear Cat Crawl/Shout For Joy ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Late 30s. Very Good ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have some old stickers.)

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Meade Lux LewisBlues Boogie Woogie (3 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Asch, 1944. Very Good+ 3 x 78 rpm album ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the tracks "Boogie Tidal", "Yancey's Pride", "Glendale Glide", "Denapas Parade", "Randini's Boogie", and "Lux's Boogie". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has some staining from age.)

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Meade Lux LewisChicago Flyer/Blues Whistle (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Blue Note, 1944. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has a large edge chip. The A side label has a sticker.)

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Mel LewisGot'cha ... LP
Jazz Records, 1956. Very Good+ ... $19.99
West coast roots from drummer Mel Lewis – a tight and well-crafted session played by a septet that includes Richie Kamuca and Jerry Coker on tenor, Ed Leddy on trumpet, and Pepper Adams on baritone. The horn formation has that perfect cool jazz sound of 50s LA – space enough for solos, but well situated between ensemble blowing that frames the tracks. Titles include "One For Pat", "In A Mellowtone", "El Cerrito", "Sir Richard Face", and "A Winters Tale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and heavy, and nice and clean! Cover has light wear, and splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Mel LewisNaturally ... LP
Telarc, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
Mel Lewis performs the music of Thad Jones – with a group that features Earl Dardner on lead trumpet, John Mosca on trombone, Dick Oatts on alto, soprano, and flute – and Jim McNeely on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Monica LewisSing It To The Marines ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $29.99
The cover of this one might make the album one of the campiest records on Verve – but the session's a surprisingly great one, with a straighter vocal approach than you'd guess! Monica's got a really sweet vocal style – a bit sexy, and certainly adult – arranged here with some nice jazzy touches from Frank DeVol, working in backings that are a lot hipper than those we remember him using with other singers from the time. Monica handles herself like a big girl in front of all those Marines – all-woman, but clearly not giving it away to the first man in blue who walks down the street. Titles include "Blues In The Night", "Miss You", "Rough Ridin", "All Alone", "The Song Is You", "Undecided", and "I'll Be Seeing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Ramsey LewisChance Encounter ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Nothing too "chance" about this encounter – as the album's got a very full, carefully put-together approach – completely arranged and produced by Ramsey Lewis himself, but definitely using lessons learned from some of the other top-shelf talents who guided him during his years at Columbia Records! There's a pretty careful balance of material here – from spare acoustic piano numbers, to sweeter electric grooves, to one vocal track that's trying a bit more for a soul crossover. Ramsey mostly plays Steinway acoustic and Fender Rhodes – and tracks include "What's Going On", "Chance Encounter", "Intimacy", "A Special Place", "I Can't Wait", "Paradise", and "Just A Little Ditty". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisFantasy ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrinkwrap with hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisGoin' Latin ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Goin Latin, and goin groovy too – thanks to some wonderful arrangements from Chicago soul legend Richard Evans – who really helps Ramsey Lewis open up his sound on the set! The format's less straight Latin than you might expect from the title – and Evans brings in a bouncing, bassy bottom that's still got a strongly American flavor – not really Latin Soul, but something of a blend of Latin and bossa elements with some of Evans' more soul-styled modes of the time! The mix of styles is really great – Ramsey's Chicago groove taken a bit south of the border – and tracks include the heavy smoker "Hey Mrs Jones", plus "Summer Samba", "Free Again", "Blue Bongo", "Function At The Junction", "One Two Three", "I'll Wait For You", and "Spanish Grease". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover and labels have initials written in pen.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisPot Luck ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
Ramsey and the classic trio with Eldee Young and Red Holt – grooving away on a pot luck batch of tunes that includes material from a wide wide variety of sources, all turned into soul jazz magic by the boys! Believe it or not, Ramsey takes tunes like "Andaluza", "Arrividerci Roma", "Loch Lomond", "Nature Boy", and "Sheandoah", and arranges them with a hiply swinging style that makes you forget what they ever sounded like in the first place. Throw in some originals – like "We Blue It Again", "Look A Here", and "Swamp Girl" – and you've got pretty nice batch of tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Vinyl has marks that click a bit on "We Blue It Again" and "Shenandoah".)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good ... $11.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker in the top right.)

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Ramsey Lewis & Urban KnightsRamsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
A smoking little set from Ramsey Lewis – one that really recalls the best electric years of his 70s recordings – and which also has a much sharper sound than some of the other albums recorded with the Urban Knights! There's plenty of great piano on the record from Ramsey, mixed with keyboards from Tim Gant – and the blend has that warm mix of acoustic and electric that Columbia would feature on some of their more soulful fusion albums of the 70s – and which is never overdone here in the production or arrangements, given that the group is nice and lean – with just Henry Johnson on guitar, Charles Heath on drums, and Joshua Ramos on bass. The great singer Dee Alexander joins the group on "The Shape Of My Heart" – and other tracks include "Tequila Mockingbird", "The Spark", "I'll Never Forget You", "Sharing Her Journey", "Trees", "Armandos Rhumba", and "Baby What You Want Me To Do". CD

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Smiley LewisOh Red!/I Want To Be With Her ... 7-inch
Imperial, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some peeling on both sides with a sticker on the A-side.)

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Ted LewisWile We Danced Til Dawn/Just Around The Corner ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1925. Poor ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has some cracks.)

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Webster LewisLive In Norway – The Club 7 Live Tapes ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $28.99
The earliest work we've ever heard from keyboardist Webster Lewis – and a set that's quite different than his late 70s groovers for Columbia Records! The music here is equal parts jazz, soul, and funk – spun out of over a set of long tracks recorded in Oslo at the start of the 70s – and done in a very righteous mode overall! Even at this early age, Lewis is a tremendous talent on the keys – hitting the Hammond and electric piano with a groove that's somewhere in between Doug Carn or Charles Earland at the time – and always with a free-flowing, very exploratory sound that's wonderfully recorded throughout – and which almost makes the record feel like an American classic on the Black Jazz label! The drums on the set are by Jimmy Hopps – who brings in some funky beats at just the right moments – and other musicians include Bobby Greene on alto and Stan Strickland on tenor – plus Judd Watkins on vocals, who sings on some of the best songs with a deep-voiced quality that's really great! This double-length reissue really expands past the previous version on Counterpoint – and the 2CD set features 15 tracks that include "Do You Believe", "Saturday Night Opening", "Dear Sister", "Qvote Unqvote", "Mr Knots", "Space Rock", "Silent Lights", "Up On The Roof", "Club 7 Latin", "For Arne", "Twelve Gates To The City", and "Intermezzo". CD
(Out of print, digipack has some light edgewear.)

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Willie LewisChronological Willie Lewis & His Negro Band – 1941 ... CD
Classics (France), 1941. Used ... $12.99
Rare material recorded for the Elite Special label in Switzerland. Tracks include "Happy Feet", "Bacon's Blues", "Ti-Pi-Tin", "Swinging At Chez Florence", "Lady Be Good", "Ol Man River", and "Avalon". CD

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✨✧ Lewis ConnectionLewis Connection ... LP
Numero, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 18.99
Rare funk from the same Minneapolis scene that gave the world Prince – a legendary indie set from the end of the 70s, put together by Lewis brothers Pierre and Andre! Despite their French names, the duo have a mighty American groove on the set – a wicked approach to funk that's very much in the best ensemble mode of the period – but leaner too, given the smaller lineup, and relatively sparse production – which makes most of the record bristle like some rare boogie 45! Vocals are by the brothers, plus female singer Barbara Bolar, and later Prince-mate Sonny Thompson – and Prince himself even adds in some slight magic to one cut on the set. Titles include "Dynamic Duo", "Got To Be Something", "Get Up", "Higher", "Feel Good To Ya", and "Mr G". (And for the record, the group's name on the cover was originally the Lewis Conection – but our spell checker has the title listed with the regular spelling!) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lewis Connection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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Lewis ConnectionLewis Connection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
Rare funk from the same Minneapolis scene that gave the world Prince – a legendary indie set from the end of the 70s, put together by Lewis brothers Pierre and Andre! Despite their French names, the duo have a mighty American groove on the set – a wicked approach to funk that's very much in the best ensemble mode of the period – but leaner too, given the smaller lineup, and relatively sparse production – which makes most of the record bristle like some rare boogie 45! Vocals are by the brothers, plus female singer Barbara Bolar, and later Prince-mate Sonny Thompson – and Prince himself even adds in some slight magic to one cut on the set. Titles include "Dynamic Duo", "Got To Be Something", "Get Up", "Higher", "Feel Good To Ya", and "Mr G". (And for the record, the group's name on the cover was originally the Lewis Conection – but our spell checker has the title listed with the regular spelling!) CD
Also available Lewis Connection ... LP 10.99

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Helen Merrill & John LewisDjango ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderfully moody album from singer Helen Merrill – recorded with backing by pianist John Lewis, in an overall feel that's got some of the styles that Lewis forged with the Modern Jazz Quartet! The tunes are familiar ones, mostly, but arranged in a style that's got wonderfully sad and somber touches – really bringing out the best of the dark qualities in Merrill's vocals. Backing is by a quartet with Lewis, Richard Davis, Hubert Laws, and Connie Kay – and titles include "Close Your Eyes", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "The Singer", "Yesterdays", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Mad About The Boy", and "Django". CD

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Orchestra USA/John LewisSonorities ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A serious piece of jazz orchestral work – directed by John Lewis, conducted by Harold Farberman, and featuring solos by Jerome Richardson, Joe Newman, Dick Katz, and Richard Davis. The work's perhaps Lewis' most seriously avant garde on record – taking off even further from previous experiments, and featuring compositions written by Jimmy Giuffre, Hall Overton, and Teo Macero. Titles include "Sonorities For Orchestra", "Pressure", "Hex", and "The Spiritual". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Joe Williams with Thad Jones/Mel Lewis OrchestraJoe Williams With Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra ... CD
LRC, 1990. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Derek Bailey/Joelle Leandre/George Lewis/Evan Parker28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982 ... CD
Fou (France), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a group – one that features four players who are every bit as much sonic experimentalists as they are musicians – coming together here in a perfect setting to allow free interplay between their tones! Each member seems to contribute equally – and there's a warmly collaborative vibe that seems to occur every time that Joelle Leandre is part of a performance – maybe just because of the careful way she contributes her work on bass, but also (we're guessing) that the lady herself can make everyone else feel at home and bring their best work. Derek Bailey plays guitar, George Lewis trombone, and Evan Parker tenor and soprano saxes – and the CD features two sets of improvisations from the concert. CD

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisPotpourri ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever recorded by the Jones/Lewis band – oddly cut for Philadelphia International, during the height of that label's classic soul output! The group is totally great – filled with deeply soulful players like Ron Bridgewater, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Roland Hanna, Jon Faddis, and George Mraz – and the tunes have a laidback feel that moves past the group's big band stylings, into a ream that includes some hipper mellow tracks – including a few with nice electric piano work. Quite soulful throughout – almost a Quincy Jones feel – and includes covers of "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "For The Love Of Money", and "Living For The City" – plus the originals "Yours & Mine", "Quiet Lady", "All My Yesterdays", and "Blues In A Minute". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, some surface wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones/Mel Lewis OrchestraSwiss Radio Days Vol 4 – Basle 1969 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Richard Davis on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, Roland Hanna on piano, Eddie Daniels, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Henderson & Pepper Adams on saxophones, Ashley Fannell, Cliff Heather, Eddie Bert & Jimmy Knepper on trombones, Al Porcino, Danny Moore, Richard Williams, Snooky Young & Thad Jones on trumpets. CD

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✨✧ Barbara LewisMake Me Your Baby/Love To Be Loved ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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✨✧ Huey Lewis & The NewsSports ... LP
Chrysalis, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Huey's biggest album of the 80s – with hits that include "I Want A New Drug", "Heart & Soul", "If This Is It", and "The Heart Of Rock & Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisIt'll Be Me/Whole Lot Of Shakin Going On ... 7-inch
Sun, 1957. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some wear and sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Jerry LewisJust Sings ... LP
Decca, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove pressing.)

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✨✧ Jerry LewisMore Jerry Lewis ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly straight – with backings from Jack Pleis, and Jerry singing a set of standards! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisMaiden Voyage ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the key records from the Cadet/Concept scene in late 60s Chicago – a tremendous collaboration between pianist Ramsey Lewis and arranger Charles Stepney – and the kind of record that took soul and jazz to a whole new level! Ramsey on his own is great enough at this point – but add in Stepney's touch, and the record becomes something really brilliant – a blend of soaring strings, groovy rhythms, and spaciously stepping piano lines – all held together with a tremendous amount of creative imagination! The group here features a young Maurice White on drums and Cleveland Eaton on bass – both hitting a groove that's quite different than the Ramsey Lewis Trio sound of years back, with a lot more space, a lot hipper rhythms, and just the right sort of groove to match Stepney's sophisticated touches. The piano gets a bit electric at times, but is mostly acoustic overall – and titles include a great version of Minnie Riperton's "Les Fleur", a funky version of "Mighty Quinn", and the cuts "Afro Boogaloo Twist", "Maiden Voyage", "Ode", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Only When I'm Dreaming", and "Eternal Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisSolar Wind ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s grooves from Ramsey Lewis – a set cut smack dab in the middle of his glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small center split in the top seam and a staining and half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis & Urban KnightsRamsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smoking little set from Ramsey Lewis – one that really recalls the best electric years of his 70s recordings – and which also has a much sharper sound than some of the other albums recorded with the Urban Knights! There's plenty of great piano on the record from Ramsey, mixed with keyboards from Tim Gant – and the blend has that warm mix of acoustic and electric that Columbia would feature on some of their more soulful fusion albums of the 70s – and which is never overdone here in the production or arrangements, given that the group is nice and lean – with just Henry Johnson on guitar, Charles Heath on drums, and Joshua Ramos on bass. The great singer Dee Alexander joins the group on "The Shape Of My Heart" – and other tracks include "Tequila Mockingbird", "The Spark", "I'll Never Forget You", "Sharing Her Journey", "Trees", "Armandos Rhumba", and "Baby What You Want Me To Do". CD
Also available Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking/Bumpity Bump ... 7-inch
Gi Gi, 1955. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label Imperial pressing.)

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✨✧ Helen Merrill & John LewisHelen Merrill/John Lewis (aka Django) ... LP
Mercury, 1976/1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully moody album from singer Helen Merrill – recorded with backing by pianist John Lewis, in an overall feel that's got some of the styles that Lewis forged with the Modern Jazz Quartet! The tunes are familiar ones, mostly, but arranged in a style that's got wonderfully sad and somber touches – really bringing out the best of the dark qualities in Merrill's vocals. Backing is by a quartet with Lewis, Richard Davis, Hubert Laws, and Connie Kay – and titles include "Close Your Eyes", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "The Singer", "Yesterdays", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Mad About The Boy", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones/Mel Lewis Quartet (Artists House) ... LP
Artists House, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly great quartet tracks from two cats we're normally used to hearing in a big band – Thad Jones on cornet and Mel Lewis on drums – joined by Harold Danko on piano and Rufus Reid on bass. Tracks are long, and titles include "But Not For Me", "Autumn Leaves", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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✨✧ Furry LewisGood Morning Judge ... CD
Fat Possum, 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic recordings of the legendary Furry Lewis – a musician who may be pictured in a bathrobe on the front cover, but who comes across with all the sharp edges and bold tones of his classic work! The material is part of that legendary George Mitchell series of blues recordings, and may well be one of the best – as Mitchell captures both Lewis' guitar and vocals with incredible clarity – especially the instrument, which yields the kind of complex passages and subtle tones that would have been a lot harder to hear in a 78rpm environment. Furry's vocals are wonderful, too – with a stretching depth that evokes gospel inspiration, but served up with very secular subject matter – on titles that include "Why Don't You Come Home Blues", "Good Morning Judge", "Blues Around My Bed", "Furry Lewis' Careless Love", and "Old Hobo". CD
Also available Good Morning Judge – Recorded By George Mitchell in 1962 (with bonus download) ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Linda LewisHeart Strings ... LP
Reprise, 1974. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Great stuff from Linda Lewis – one of the sweetest soul talents of the 70s! Linda's got a great jazzy vocal style that's somewhere between Minnie Riperton and other more folksy singers, like Ellen McIlwaine, and she's really got a knack for writing great little tracks that have a good groove to them. This album's sort of a combination of tracks from some of her other Reprise albums, plus a few others that didn't appear elsewhere. It includes her classic "Sideways Shuffle", which is always a big hit with the groove scene, plus lots of other nice ones, including "Fathoms Deep", "On The Stage", "I Dunno", and "I'm In Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". Golden Hits isn't a "best of", but instead has Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". Solar Wind was cut smack dab in the middle of Ramsey's glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". Sun Goddess is one of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisMother Nature's Son ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums of all time – an incredible reworking of tunes by The Beatles, done in collaboration with Cadet Records studio maestro Charles Stepney – who brings in some amazing arrangements and production styles to the record! The tunes are familiar, but the versions here definitely aren't – as Stepney really pulls them apart and puts them back together with a great range of new elements – sometimes a bit of electronics, sometimes funky drums, and often the kind of deep-bottomed, Chicago soul-styled grooves that Chess/Cadet was hooking up to its best players in the late 60s. Ramsey plays both acoustic and electric piano, and the album is easily one of his (and Stepney's) most brilliant moments in the studio! Titles include "Back In USSR", "Julia", "Sexy Sadie", "Dear Prudence", and "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me & My Monkey". Funky, spacey, and totally great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Vinyl plays with a short click on "Back In The USSR")

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✨✧ Lewis TaylorStoned Part 1 ... CD
Slow Reality (UK), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album by soul singer Lewis Taylor – his first self-released album, issued on his own after parting company from Island Records! The album's incredible – every bit as great as the albums Lewis Taylor 1 & 2 – and in fact even better, as Lewis has a lot more freedom here to explore his own ideas. The sound is a blend of compressed rhythm and keys, filtered with Lewis' excellent vocals – deeply soulful, and instantly captivating, steeped in a tradition that stretches back to Marvin Gaye, and which makes him one of the best underground soul singers alive today. Songs are sweet, slow, slinky, and seductive – coming off amazingly well, with a deeply soulful production style that's handled a heck of a lot better than the cover! In fact, if the silly cover art's making you worry that the album won't be great, even if you're a fan of Lewis' other work – don't worry, because the music is the thing that really matters, and the whole album here is top-shelf! Titles include "Send Me An Angel", "Stoned", "Shame", "Til The Morning Light", "Positively Beautiful", "Lovelight", and "Sheneverdid". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisGolden Hits Of/Live At The Star Club/Greatest Live Show On Earth/By Request ... CD
Smash/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A quartet of early Smash Records albums from Jerry Lee Lewis – including some especially smoking live material! First up is Golden Hits – an early moment of Smash Records genius from Jerry Lee Lewis – a set that was one of his first for the label, after many years at Sun – and a record that definitely sought to leave the new imprint's stamp on the material! As the title implies, most of the tracks are older hits by Jerry – Sun Records material, but recast here with some of the 60s fullness that Smash did so well – although oddly not far from the roots of Sun, given that the whole thing was recorded at the Nashville studios of Sam Phillips, with Billy Sherrill at the engineering deck! Technical details aside, though – Jerry's already starting to show some of those country modes that would set fire to the second chapter of his career – on titles that include "Down The Line", "End Of The Road", "Break Up", "You Win Again", "Crazy Arms", "Fools Like Me", and "I'll Make It Up To You". Live At The Star Club was recorded in Hamburg, Germany – and is an incredible 60s performance from Jerry Lee Lewis – proof that the man was always on fire when he worked overseas, even if his star had dimmed a bit back home! Jerry gets sharp, tight backings from The Nashville Teens – but the Lewis is center stage throughout – really wailing on piano, and singing in this unbridled style that maybe even blows away his early singles – especially when combined with the sense of personality he brings out in a live setting. Titles include "Money", "What'd I Say", "I Got A Woman", "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On", "Long Tall Sally", "Lewis Boogie", and "Matchbox". Greatest Live Show On Earth is a great early live album from the Smash Records years of Jerry Lee Lewis – and a set that really shows the new fire that was burning for the singer as he moved away from Sun Records! Smash always did a great job with live records – and this one's got a great approach that really captures the enthusiasm of the audience, the intensity of the performance, and all the charms of the man himself! Both Jerry's vocals and piano are very well-recorded – and titles include "Who Will The Next Fool Be", "No Particular Place To Go", "Together Again", "Long Tall Sally", "I Got A Woman", "Memphis", and "Jenny Jenny". On By Request, another live set from 1966 – Jerry's working with the super-tight Memphis Beats, who really manage to keep time with the boundless energy of their leader! Jerry's completely on fire – both vocally, and on the piano – which he completely decimates with fast-moving chords, and the kind of keyboard runs that must have been a piano tuner's nightmare! There's also just a hint of the country that would soon become a much bigger part of Jerry's career – mixed with really strong live versions of early rockin hits. Titles include "Little Queenie", "How's My Ex Treating You", "Money", "Crying Time", "I'll Sail My Ship Alone", "You Win Again", and "Green Green Grass Of Home". CD

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✨✧ Mel LewisMel Lewis & Friends ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An excellent solo set as a leader from drummer Mel Lewis – one that reminds us that he can still cook very strongly away from his big band with trumpeter Thad Jones! The set has Lewis in different groupings with an excellent set of the friends mentioned in the title – a top-shelf lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Michael Brecker on tenor, Gregory Herbert on alto, Hank Jones on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – working their way through a mix of different material that really takes on some great new energy in Lewis' hands – that mix of swing and complexity he forged in the group with Jones, but maybe even more compelling here in a smaller combo format. Titles include "Windflower", "De Samba", "Ain't Nothin Nu", "A Child Is Born", and "Sho Nuff Did". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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