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Liberty CityIf You Really Love Someone (robo mix, vapor rub dub, murk dubs again version 2, murk groove) ... 12-inch
Tribal America, 1994. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear vinyl pressing.)

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Gene CottonLiberty ... LP
Myrrh, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features guitar from Reggie Young, and arrangements from Bergen White! LP, Vinyl record album

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Lindi OrtegaLiberty ... LP
Shadowbox, 2018. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes insert.)

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XTCStatue Of Liberty/Hang On To The Night ... 7-inch
Virgin (UK), 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a light mark from an old sticker, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Casimir LiberskiCosmic Liberty ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little record, and one that maybe shows the better directions that fusion has taken in the 21st Century – still as electric and vibrant as before, but really exploding with new ideas and an especially strong ear for the rhythmic side of the music! By that, we don't mean that the record is funky – but maybe more chunky and cosmic – driving forward with these great blocky keyboard lines from Casimir Liberski, which seem to be heavy on Rhodes – then pushed forward even more with electric bass from Louis De Mieulle and drums from Matt Garstka! This is cosmic electric jazz that's clearly aware of all that came before, but which also soars forward with great energy of its own – the kind of record we hope to be hearing more from Casimir in the future, with titles that include "Strident Laser Shard", "White Lighter", "Violent Absinthe", "Stasis", "Azuwi", and "Cosmic Liberty". CD

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusTruth, Liberty & Soul – Live in NYC – The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive ... CD
Resonance, 1981. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A famous broadcast performance by this legendary bassist – but one that's presented here in a version that features 40 minutes of music that never aired on the original program! This well-recorded set captures Jaco Pastorius at his height – after a huge step forward in sound and style in the 70s – to a time when he was exploring so many new ideas, and new ways of expressing himself on the electric bass – an instrument that he completely transformed for generations to come! The group's a large one – Jaco's Word Of Mouth ensemble – with Bob Mintzer on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Peter Erskine on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – plus Othello Molineaux on some mighty cool steel drums. There's a larger horn section, too – and Toots Theielmans plays a bit of guest harmonica – and most tracks are nice and long. Titles include "Okonkole Y Trompa", "Three Views Of A Secret", "Invitation", "Soul Intro/The Chicken", "Twins", "Bass & Drum Improvisation", "Reza/Giant Steps", and "Mr Fonebone". CD
 
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Maya AngelouMiss Calypso – Maya Angelou ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Wild! Long before she was a hipster poet, and even longer before she was the Poet Laureate, Maya cut this early album of calypso tracks for Liberty – with a rootsy sound that's actually pretty darn nice! Maya wrote a larger number of the tracks, and backing is by Tommy Tedesco on guitar and Al Bello on some really nice percussion. It's really only an oddball treat of your think about the later reknown of Maya Angelou, but a treat it is, and a wholly credible late 50s calypso pop record. Tunes include "Neighbor, Neighbor", "Oo Dla Ba Boo", "Mambo In Africa", "Tamo", "Pease & Rice", and "Run Joe". Fantastic cover, too! CD

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Leon BibbCherries & Plums ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Bud & TravisNaturally ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Johnny BurnetteDreamin ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Beautiful work from the great Johnny Burnette – not as hard-rocking as his early days, but still a great set of well-crafted tunes! Titles include "Love Me", "Dreamin", "Lovesick Blues", "Settin The Woods On Fire", "I Want To BE With You Always", "My Special Angel", and "Cincinnati Fireball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Vinyl has a short click on one track, but is nice and clean overall. Cover has a bit of seam splitting.)

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BuzzcocksDifferent Kind Of Tension ... CD
Liberty/Domino, 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The third album from the great Buzzcocks – one of the most fiercely melodic bands of the punk era, and one of the best bands for tuneful, yet barbed songwriting of the late 70s, period! Different Kind Of Tension is a pretty accurate title for this set, the last of the first wave of the group's career, with weird electronic flourishes and artier sounds to be found than the furiously straightforward previous couple of records. It's not as radical of a change of pace as, say, Wire's progress from the first to third albums, but a different kind of tension, as they say. Titles include "Mad Mad Judy", "You Say You Don't Love Me", "Hollow Inside", "I Believe", "Radio Nine", "Paradise", "Sitting Round At Home", and "I Don't Know What To Do With My Life". CD

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✨✧ Canned HeatBoogie With Canned Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jeff ChandlerSincerely Yours ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front and is partially cracked at the opening.)

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Eddie CochranDark Lonely Street (10 inch LP & CD) ... LP
Liberty/Bear Family (Germany), 1957. New Copy 10 inch LP & CD ... $34.99 39.99
A really cool package of work from the legendary Eddie Cochran – one of the first great rockers to emerge in the 50s, and an artist who left this planet way too soon! The LP looks like a vintage 10" record – with great graphics, and a run of Cochran gems that include "Teenage Heaven", "Little Angel", "C'Mon Everybody", "Dark Lonely Street", "Summertime Blues", and "One Kiss" – plus a rare 2-track stereo take of "Pretty Girl", the backing track "My Way", and "Strollin Guitar" by The Kelly Four. Then, the CD brings together 28 tracks in all – much more than the LP – with additional rarities from Eddie, including a UK TV appearance and other rare versions – and related cuts from Jerry Neal, Ray Stanley, Baker Knight, and Bob Denton. There's also a cool book, too – and the sound and the graphics are great! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jack CostanzoLatin Fever ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $69.99
One of the greatest albums of Latin Jazz ever recorded on the west coast during the 50s – and a landmark session from Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! The album well earns its "fever" claim – as the set smokes from the very first note – Jack's bongos calling the pace, moving fast and furiously to pull in a jazzy mix of tenor, trumpet, flute, and piano – the latter of which is played by the great Eddie Cano! The whole thing's wonderful – as compelling musically as the great image on the front cover, and without any of the kitsch, tricks, or gimmicks that could sometimes hurt a session like this. No-nonsense Latin jazz all the way through – and filled with great tracks that include "Hornacopia", "Latin Fever", "Bajo Numero Uno", "Sax Con Ritmo", "Drum a Mania", and "Cumbanchero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of aging.)

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✨✧ Jack CostanzoLearn - Play Bongos ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Way more than just a bongo instruction record – because even though Jack speaks a bit on the record, there's also some great percussion moments too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Audition Record. Cover has light wear.)

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DaytonHot Fun In The Summertime (long, short) ... 12-inch
Liberty/Capitol, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A wonderful remake of Sly Stone's huge hit – done in an early 80s groove kind of way, one that updates the tune with a nice little beat that could either work on a stepper's dancefloor, or a rollerskating jam. Really nice, and one of the the group's best tracks! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with light wear and a small stain on one corner.)

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Martin DennyMartin Denny! ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Mr. D's slowing down a bit here, and mostly covers pop stuff, with bigger orchestrations behind his piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Jackie DeShannonPop Princess ... LP
Liberty (Australia), Late 50s/1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Freedom UnitySomething ... LP
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $54.99
A great bit of fusion from the start of the 70s – kind of a bridge between the late 60s "groovy" Japanese jazz, and some of the freer-thinking work to come! The group features excellent tenor from Takeru Muraoka, who plays with kind of a sharp edge that almost echoes more of the alto and soprano work of the generation – mixed with keyboards from Hiromasa Suzuki – who's plenty great on electric piano! Hiroshi Suzuki plays trombone, and the set's got some nice funky drums from Akira Ishikawa – who's always a treat. Overall, the set often has some of the same funky characteristics as some of the best late 60s electric jazz sets on Liberty Records in the US – on titles that include "Capricorn", "Something", "On A Sunny Day", "Some Other Night", and "Peaceful Planet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the "Universounds Presents – Deep Jazz Reality" series!)

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Dom FrontiereDom Frontiere & His El Dorado ... LP
Liberty, 1955. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the seams.)

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Dom Frontiere OctetFabulous ... LP
Liberty, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Jazzy accordion work from Dom Frontiere, done with a nice west coast vibe! Players include Jack Marshall on guitar, Ann Mason Stockton on harp, Abe Most on clarinet, and Lou Singer on vibes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a bit of splitting on the top seam, and in a top corner –but is nice overall.)

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Tommy HendrixOut Of The Mist ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A nicely moody set, in the best late 50s Liberty mode – featuring singer Tommy Hendrix with Al Hendrickson on guitar and Morty Corb on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing, in nice shape overall! Vinyl has a pressing bump that makes a very low thud, right at the start of side two, but the rest is great. Cover has some light splitting on the top seam.)

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Higher ElevationHere Comes The Sunshine/Thoughts Of Lila ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Liberty sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Spike Jones60 Years Of Music America Hates Best ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
Later Liberty work from Spike Jones – but every but as crazy as his earlier material for RCA – featuring some updated parodies of classic songs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing – still sealed! Cover has a cut corner.)

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Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln's Affair – A Story Of A Girl In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Capitol, 1956. Used ... $4.99
One of the strangest things about Abbey Lincoln's career is the fact that, despite her hip affiliations with the left end of the jazz spectrum, she's actually been slotted into a fair number of straighter projects, not only in music, but in film as well. This album's a perfect example of that – and may well be the reason for Abbey's later leanings towards the left – as here, in her debut LP, she comes off as a dreamy girl singer, recorded by Liberty almost in a mode that's similar to Julie London or some of their other gal stars – with complicated backings from Benny Carter and Marty Paich. The record is lacking the stark captivating quality of Abbey's later records, but it does have a certain kind of charm – especially as the love themes in the set are all-adult, at a mature level that you'd really only hear from a rare few other singers, like Shirley Horn or Lorez Alexandria. Titles include "Two Cigarettes In The Dark", "Take Me In Your Arms", "No More", "Affair", "This Can't Be Love", "I Wake Up Smiling", and "Love Walked In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Julie LondonLondon By Night ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Liberty Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-tinged sort of sound that glows and shimmers nicely behind Julie's vocals – very much in the moody feel you might expect from the trashy image of London in an alley on the cover! The set's never sleepy, and has a nicely dark undercurrent – on titles that include "Nobody's Heart", "The Exciting Life", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Well Sir", "In The Middle Of A Kiss", "Pousse Cafe", "Mad About The Boy", and "My Man's Gone Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover and labels have an ink promo stamp. Back cover has some aging.)

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Julie LondonLonely Girl/Make Love To Me ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
Sad moody work from Julie London – 2 late 50s gems back to back on 1 CD! The albums feature Julie in that perfect early mode – just voice, light rhythm, and sad guitar – slowly, sleepily unfolding, in a style that's as lonely as the title of the records. The whole thing's great – 24 tracks of wispy, torchy vocals that perfectly sum up your idea of what a sexy 50s vocalist should sound like! Titles include "Moments Like This", "Lonely Girl", "If I Could Be With You", "It's Good To Want You Bad", "Go Slow", "Lover Man", "Make Love To Me", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Remember", "Mean To Me", and "All Alone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Julie LondonSwing Me An Old Song (second cover) ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Old songs, but swung the Julie London way – and given a really cool feel here, thanks to jazzy backings from the great Jimmy Rowles! The group's clearly got some key west coast hornmen in the lineup – as some points feature some standout sax or trumpet bits that really help flavor the tunes – taking them way past Julie's usual sensual style, and offering up a great second element that really makes the record worth checking out! The tunes come across in ways you'd hardly expect – and titles include "Row Row Row", "By The Beautiful Sea", "Comin Thru The Rye", "After The Ball", "Cuddle Up A Little Closer", and "Old Folks At Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a bit of aging, and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonWhatever Julie Wants ... LP
Liberty, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Money, minks, and a diamond tiara – whatever Julie wants, it's pretty well laid out in the album's cover image! The set's a slinky swinger that definitely follows in the spirit of the title track "Whatever Lola Wants" – that postwar vampy sort of groove that Peggy Lee was doing so well over at Capitol – a natural fit here for Julie London, given the naturally sensuous quality of her singing! The backings have just the right sort of sexy bounce for the themes – and London sexes it up even more than usual, really adding some great life to tunes that include "Love For Sale", "Why Don't You Do Right", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Take Back Your Mink", "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend", and "An Occasional Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Nellie LutcherOur New Nellie ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
A bit different than the early R&B work of Nellie Lutcher, but great too – a unified album of jazzy material, cut with backings by the great Russ Garcia! Titles include "It Had To Be You", "Three Little Words", "Blue Skies", "You Made Me Love You", and "Sunny Side Of The Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing, with deep groove! Cover is great, but has a few light pen notes on back.)

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Gene McDanielsHit After Hit ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
A well-titled album, as it features some of Gene's big early hits, mixed along with lesser-known gems – all done in that proud, loud style he used before becoming the Headless Hero! Snuff Garrett produced most of the work, and the tunes have a bold approach that certainly draws from the Liberty pop sound of the time – but which also has the same righteous soul touches that you might find in Lou Rawls work of the time, and which makes Gene a key link between Lou and earlier singers like Roy Hamilton or Tommy Edwards. Titles include "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay", "Chip Chip", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Tower Of Strength", "A Tear", "Send For Me", and "Point Of No Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a light stain on back.)

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Gene McDanielsHundred Pounds Of Clay ... LP
Liberty, 1961. Very Good ... $3.99
Hard to bel3eve that this is the guy who went on to record Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse, but back in the 60's (and probably even in the 70's), he was a lot better known for the title hit "100 Pounds Of Clay", and for his sweet smooth deep vocal style. The album includes his big hit, plus a lot of other tracks that were made famous by others who went before Gene with a similar style (like Tommy Edwards and Roy Hamilton). Tracks include "The End", "Cry", "Are You Sincere", and "Make Me A Present Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
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PetardsPetards – Anthology (6CD set) ... CD
Liberty/Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $112.99 149.99
The complete recordings of The Petards – a legendary German group who are maybe best-known for a few freewheeling albums on Liberty at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – but who also have a not more music here to offer! The set begins before most of the work we've ever heard from the group – and clearly shows a strong influence from UK beat groups at the start, from their English language lyrics down to their way with a catchy tune. But as with most of the English beat group generation, these guys also really took off by the end of the 60s – leaning more on their jazzy elements, lengthening their tunes, and hitting modes both progressive and trippy – all brought together here in this massive 6CD set, complete with the usual hefty Bear Family attention to detail in the hardcover book and liner notes. 118 tracks in all! CD

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Nelson RiddleBright & The Beautiful ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Groovy album of instrumentals, conducted by Nelson Riddle for Liberty, in a style that's a lot lighter than some of his earlier instrumental LPs for Capitol. Some of the tracks have a sound that's a bit too "old-timey", but there's lots of nice ones with the kind of banking string style he used so well on his later MPS albums. Titles include "See The Cheetah", "Your Zowie Face", "Gabrielle", and "Georgie Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Del ShannonFurther Adventures Of Charles Westover (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Great material from the second chapter of Del Shannon – a time when the previous pop legend opened up to trippier modes – which makes for a really great blend on this gem of an album from 1968! Even at his pop best, there was always a genuine strain of soul-searching sadness in his voice that underscored the material, going all the way back to "Runaway" and on some of the better, if lesser-remembered work after that immortal hit. He manages to carry that trait strongly into the psych era here, with a lot of lusher baroque pop elements, and some great instrumentation – all orchestrated by Don Peake. Includes "Thinking It Over", "Be My Friend", "Silver Birch", "Rover Cool", "Colour Flashing Hair", "Gemini", "Runnin' On Back", "Conquer", "Been So Long", "Magical Musical Box", and "New Orleans (Mardi Gras)". CD features 8 more bonus tracks – including "She", "In My Arms Again", "Early In The Morning", "What's A Matter Baby", "You Don't Love Me", "Stand Up", and "The House Where Nobody Lives". CD

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Tommy SteeleSixpenny Millionaire ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Bobby Vee & The VenturesBobby Vee Meets The Ventures ... LP
Liberty, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy Ward & His DominoesDeep Purple/Do It Again ... 7-inch
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Billy Ward & His DominoesLucinda/Star Dust ... 7-inch
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $0.49
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Teal label pressing.)

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Dottie WestFull Circle ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dottie WestHigh Times ... LP
Liberty, 1981. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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Dottie WestNew Horizons ... LP
Liberty, 1983. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Si Zentner/Jerry GoldsmithWarning Shot – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Liberty, 1966. Sealed ... $9.99
We don't normally dig Si's work in most contexts – but this album's a great one, and feature some excellent crime and thriller jazz-based cuts composed by Jerry Goldsmith! The groove is more in the Quincy Jones mid 60s soundtrack mode than anything else – and there's plenty of breakaway solos on most of the tracks. Titles include "Warning Shot", "The Gasser", "Messed Up", "Back To The Seascape", "Miss Alice", "Mona Lisa", and "A Patch Of Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatHallelujah ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Canned Heat & John Lee HookerHooker 'N Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear.)

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✨✧ Jackie De ShannonDon't Turn Your Back On Me ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great batch of material with a sweet west coast pop groove – and one that includes a fair number of original tunes written by Jackie herself! Jackie's ability to write her own material really made her stand out amongst sweeter female 60s singers – and it ensured that on an album like this, she'd be working with a depth that went beyond simple pop, and which avoided the over-trodden filler that clogged up too many other albums of the genre. Titles include "Needles & Pins", "Don't Turn Your Back On Me", "She Don't Understand Him Like I Do", "When You Walk In The Room", "Oh Boy", "Hold Your Head High", "It's Love Baby", "The Prince", and "You Won't Forget Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing in a flip back cover, with light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyExotic Love ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Martin Denny – cut during a range of later sides for Liberty Records, but somehow a standout, thanks to some soulful undercurrents in the music! The arranger is billed as Harold Johnson – who may well be the same cat leading the groovy sextet over on Revue Records at the same time – and the record has this subtle groove that's mighty nice – definitely an ear for some of the more soul-based instrumental styles of the 60s, with a nice bounce on the bottom that might almost make some of these cuts just right for older-style steppers. Instrumentation has a few exotic touches, but more piano than anything else – and titles include "A Beautiful Morning", "Love Exotic Style", "I Say A Little Prayer", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Love Is All Around", and "Voodoo Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin DennyExotica Vol 3 ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime late 50s work from Martin Denny – his third album under the Exotica banner, and almost a deeper and weirder album than the other two! The sound here is extremely haunting – even more freed from conventional melody than the rest, and very fixated on the tonal possibilities that could be produced from Denny's unique grouping of percussion, piano, bass, and vibes. There's few tricks or gimmicks on the set – just a spare and other-worldly approach to music that's totally great! Titles include "Manila", "Mama Iti E Papa E", "Bamboo Lullaby", "Ringo Oiwake", "Moon Of Manakoora", "Congo Train", and "Beautiful Kahana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing.)

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✨✧ Four FreshmenToday Is Tomorrow ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A genius album from the Four Freshmen – one that reinvents their older harmony sound for the Sunshine generation! The album's surprisingly wonderful throughout – and has a liveliness and sense of joy that was missing from some of the group's later Capitol sides. The tunes are mostly contemporary ones – 60s pop numbers done by the group with a snapping, lively, mod kind of approach – in a format that works as well for the group as it did for Mel Torme on his similar sides at the time. But the harmonies are especially amazing here – and the album's almost as if the Freshmen were saying to all the post-Beach Boys groups: "Hey, look, we invented this goshdarn style of singing – and we still do it best, even on tunes you recorded first!" Titles include "Soul Coaxing", "Cherish/Windy", "Walk On By", "Come Fly With Me/Up Up & Away", "Here's To You", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", and "Daydream". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover has an upside down back paste-on.)

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✨✧ Jan & DeanFolk 'N Roll ... LP
Liberty, 1965. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonAround Midnight ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Around Midnight's just about the best time to listen to Julie London – especially given her sultry late nite style of singing! This album's one that definitely follows in that mode – setting Julie's vocals to backings by Dick Reynolds – a bit fuller than some of her earliest Liberty albums, but still quite moody, and very much in the best spirit of the album's songs of adult love and loss. The song choices are especially great too – with some key mid-century classics that include "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", "Lush Life", "Lonely Night In Paris", "Something Cool", and "You & The Night & The Music". All that – and a great cover that has Julie posing as the hands of a clock! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove in the foil cover, with light surface wear on back and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album in 50s vocal jazz – spare, moody, and evocative tunes from Julie London – sung in a stripped-down setting that few other singers would dare at the time! The sound of the set is as sexy as the cover – intimate, personal, and breathily sung in a mode that comes across with a brashly adult presentation of the material. Backing only features Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass – leaving Julie plenty of room to take over the record with her vocals – a real masterpiece of understatement, given the setting! Titles include her famous version of "Cry Me A River" – virtually THE version of the tune – plus "I Should Care", "Say It Isn't So", "Gone With The Wind", "Laura", and "Can't Help Loving That Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonYou Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Julie London's early 60s years on Liberty Records – a time when she was changing up her sound a bit, but still staying strong as one of the sexiest vocalists on the west coast scene! Ernie Freeman handles the backing, and he brings in an undercurrent of soul that's mighty nice – some slight blusesy touches at the bottom of the arrangements, and a few occasional horn solos that give the record a nice bite, even when mellow. Titles include "That Sunday That Summer", "Charade", "Night Life", "Wheel Of Fortune", "Since I Fell For You", "Fools Rush In", "I Wish You Love", and a swinging version of "Wives & Lovers"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RowlesRare But Well Done ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare early date as a leader for pianist Jimmy Rowles – a player who was a key part of the LA scene in the 50s, but didn't often get to front a group for a recording session! Even at this young point in his career, Rowles already has that warm charm that got him noticed again in the late 70s – that relaxed, almost world-weary way of playing the piano – quite subtle, but filled with soul – and an approach that's even more captivating every time we give the record a spin! The tunes are mostly familiar, but like good jazz singer taking on some standards, Jimmy relaxes into the songs and really makes them his own – illuminating them wonderfully, with some help from Red Mitchell on bass and Art Mardigan on drums. Titles include "Topsy", "Chloe", "The Day You Came Along", "So Far So Good", "Serenade In Blue", "Remember Me", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Georges DelerueBlack Stallion Returns ... LP
Liberty, 1983. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Julie LondonBest Of Julie ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK pressing in a barcode cover.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonYour Number Please ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Julie London couldn't look sexier on the cover – reclining in bed, on the telephone, breast falling out of her nightgown, with the suggestive title emblazoned across the top – almost like some sleezy ad from the back pages of a local newspaper! The music more than delivers on the suggestiveness, too – and features lush backings by Andre Previn, on an assortment of tunes made famous by male vocal greats of the 50s – tunes that really take on a new sense of life in the hands of Julie – getting special up-close treatment that's really great! Titles include "A Stranger In Town", "Learnin The Blues", "One For My Baby", "It's A Blue World", "When I Fall In Love", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing with deep groove and an ink stamp. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ MarkettsSurfing Scene ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Groovy set of surfing tunes performed by The Marketts. Tracks include "Surfer's Stomp", "Let's Go Trippin'", "Surfin", "Stompin' Room Only", and lots more original tracks. Straight surf all the way through. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Freddy RobinsonHot Fun In The Summertime ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of guitar funk, and the hardest to find album by Freddy Robinson! The record predates 70s work by players like Dennis Coffey, Eddie Senay, and others crossover funky guitarists – and it's got a super-dope style that's clearly a blueprint for all that was to follow in the years to come. Monk Higgins handles the arrangements with a very nice style – a mix of LA soul jazz and romping soul grooves, all spare enough to let Freddy trip around the strings of his hollow body electric with a warm and raspy edge. There's loads of great tracks on the set – including the originals "The Creeper", "Caprice's Green Grass", and "Becky's Rainbow" – plus a wild wah wah cover of "Hot Fun In The Summertime", and a funky take on "I Want To Hold Your Hand". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mario SaidEv'rybody's Talkin ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew TabackinToshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin – The Eternal Duo (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2019. New Copy CD & Blu-ray ... $69.99
A really fantastic tribute to a duo who led one of the hippest big bands of the 70s – performing here in a very intimate and stripped-down mode! The set's a live one – and features the legendary Toshiko Akiyoshi on piano and Lew Tabackin on tenor sax and flute – working just as a duo, but in a really evocative way – as they make magic with some of the songs that were first composed by Toshiko for the legendary big band the duo led together. There's also some nice spoken passages – in Japanese, unfortunately – as Toshiko recalls their many years together – and the package also features a blu-ray version of the performance, with even more music in the visual portion. Titles include "The Village", "Lady Liberty", "Eulogy", "Long Yellow Road", "Tales Of A Courtesan", "Tsuki No Sabaku", "Hangin Loose", and "Hope – from Hiroshima Rising". CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". CD

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✨✧ Jack CostanzoBongo Fever! ... LP
Sunset, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Sunset pressing of some of Jack (Mr. Bongo) Costanzo's great stuff originally recorded for the Liberty label in the late 50s. Includes the tracks "Drum-a-Mania", "Bongo Fever", "Taboo", and more! Great short hard Latin jazz stuff from LA, played by one of the best percussion talents on the west coast in the 50's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of marker on back.)

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Lou DonaldsonMr Shing-A-Ling ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A massive little record, and a real turning point for alto genius Lou Donaldson – as he uses the set to move from the tight bop of earlier years into a whole new spectrum of funky grooves! Key to this project is drummer Idris Muhammad – who's on the kit, already kicking it up in the way that would make him a jazz funk legend as the 70s began – but so young here, he's working under his original name of Leo Morris! The rest of the group is equally great – with the up-and-coming Lonnie Smith on Hammond and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – plus tight trumpet from Blue Mitchell, who's really hitting his most soulful sound of the 60s. Titles include Donaldson's fantastic funky reworking of "Ode To Billie Joe" – a very famous sample cut over the years – plus the soulful groovers "The Humpback", "Peepin", "The Kid", and a nice take on "The Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. NOTE: Cover has some light water staining, more on the back, and some seam splitting. Label has water staining too, but not severe.)
Also available Mr Shing-A-Ling (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Herbie HancockBest Of Herbie Hancock (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Very nice 2LP set that collects some of Herbie's best 60s work for Blue Note – and which moves past the hits to feature some nice gems from hard to find albums. This work is a beautiful mix of tight soul jazz and freer modal playing – and nearly every track's a perfect example of why Herbie was such a genius in his early years. Titles include "Succotash", "King Cobra", "Goodbye To Childhood", "Riot", "Maiden Voyage", "Watermelon Man", "I Have A Dream", "He Who Lives In Fear", and "Blind Man, Blind Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Liberty pressing. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Elvin JonesElvin Jones Coalition ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A stunning early set as a leader from Elvin Jones – both a tremendous demonstration of the free energy he let loose after the passing of John Coltrane, and a set that's also still got some key Coltrane-esque elements! As with other Jones albums to follow, Elvin's got some key reedmen on hand – George Coleman on tenor, and Frank Foster on tenor, alto, and bass clarinet – both given plenty of room to run around with long solos on the open space of the record – yet without ever blowing off their heads as much as some of the younger players who'd work with Jones. There's no piano at all on the set – just the rock-slid bass of Wilbur Little, and additional congas from Candido next to Elvin's drums. The tracks have a haunting quality that mixes modal grooving with spare moments, and titles include "Simone", "5/4 Thing", "Shinjitu", and a nice version of "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Liberty pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light ringwear and a cut corner.)

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Timo Lassy & Teppo MakynenTimo Lassy & Teppo Makynen (includes download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Music that you'd hardly expect, if you only know the more groove-oriented side of saxophonist Timo Lassy – the sounds he's given us from the Ricky-Tick years onwards – because this album is straight jazz overall, and a relatively improvised one at that! The album shows off a whole different side of Timo's talents – one we didn't know he had at all, and which really shine out here a lot more strongly than on some of his records with more programmed rhythms – thanks in no small part to the really creative efforts of drummer Teppo Makynen, who duets here with Lassy on tracks that really run the gamut – not free jazz overall, but certainly with a similar spirit – all inside, often rhythmic, but with much looser, more open, and wonderfully expressive solos than we've ever heard from Timo. Teppo's great, too – very creative on the drum kit as a whole, with lots of cool percussive effects – on titles that include "Fallow", "Goldenrod", "Aero", "Kobi", "Heliotrope", "Dark Cyan", "Firebrick", "Resolution Blue", "Catawba", and "Liberty (part 1)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Laura LeeRip Off ... LP
HDH/Demon (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great collection of the deep soul tracks that Laura Lee recorded for the Hot Wax label under the Holland Dozier Holland team – with titles that include "I Can't Hold On Much Longer", "Rip Off", "If You Can Beat Me Rockin", "Workin & Lovin Together", "Love & Liberty", "Two Lonely Pillows", "Women's Love Rights", "Wedlock Is A Padlock", and "If I'm Good Enough To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Eugene McDanielsOutlaw (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... On July 10, 2020
An incredible step forward for 60s soul singer Gene McDaniels – so much so, that most folks hearing this album can't believe he's the same guy who recorded for Liberty Records a few years before! The album's incredibly righteous right from the start – and has a genre-busting quality that isn't quite soul, but isn't rock or anything else either – and instead, the kind of progressive, "years ahead of its time" sort of set that guys like David Axelrod were cutting in the same stretch. Apart from the title, the whole record's got a strong political message that's probably best embodied in the statement on the back – "Under conditions of national emergency, like now, there are only two kinds of people – those who work for freedom, and those who do not – the good guys vs the bad guys". With words like that, you can definitely bet that Eugene is on the side of the good guys – really pushing a social agenda with some wonderfully-penned tunes on the album – set to cool musical backdrops from the equally-righteous William S Fischer. Titles include "Love Letter To America", "Black Boy", "Outlaw", and "Sagittarius Red". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blue MitchellHeads Up! ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of the first albums to feature the trumpet of Blue Mitchell in a larger group – a really great move that let his soulful horn really come to the lead! Blue sounds wonderful here – soaring out in front of larger charts from Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Don Pickett, and Melba Liston – all talents who start to bring in a bit of funk to Mitchell's music – which Blue responds to with a mighty nice kick! The group also features Pepper Adams on baritone, Jerry Dodgion on alto, Julian Preister on trombone, and Junior Cook on tenor – and titles include "Heads Up Feet Down", "Togetherness", "Good Humor Man", "Len Sirrah", and "People in Nassau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Tony ParentiStrut Yo Stuff – Recorded In New Orleans & New York 1925 to 1929 ... CD
Frog (UK), Late 20s. Used ... $9.99
Collects work from three different groups – Anthony Parenti and his Famous Melody Boys, Parenti's Liberty Syncopators, and Tony Parenti's New Orleanians. CD

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusWord Of Mouth ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Ambitious work from Jaco – a set of larger group recordings that have a really expansive feel! There's a jagged electric undercurrent to the set, but the album's also got some redemptive work from the larger group – bright, optimistic, and filled with a globe-spanning array of influences that comes together surprisingly well. The album was oddly released with no personnel, but it's our guess that lots of Jaco's famous friends are helping him out, and we're certain we hear the harmonica of Toots in there on a number of tracks. Titles include "Chromatic Fantasy", "Word Of Mouth", "John & Mary", "3 Views Of A Secret", and "Liberty City". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam RiversNew Conception ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A mindblowing moment from the young Sam Rivers – and definitely a set that warrants the "new conception" of the title! Unlike some of Rivers' other material of the time, which often featured original inventive compositions, this set's based around classic standards – but all presented in a way that's wickedly different than any previous readings you might have heard! The set's a great statement from Sam – as it shows his link to a strong jazz tradition, but a willingness to really move things forward – hanging here in a great balance between straight and out that's mighty compelling all the way through. There's a brilliant edge to the record that never lets up – and in addition to tenor, soprano sax, and flute from Rivers, the set also features Hal Galper's piano, Herbie Lewis' bass, and Steve Ellington's drums. Titles include "When I Fall In Love", "That's All", "Detour Ahead", "Temptation", and "Secret Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Diana RossLast Time I Saw Him ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good ... $1.99
Fully mature work from Diana Ross – a set that really breaks free from the styles of her roots, and which has her emerging as a full-formed solo act on her own! There's a range of modes here that's quite surprising – strong, sophisticated ballads at the core, but also echoes of jazz, country, and even a bit of rock influences as well – showing Diana's increasing desire to broaden her musical reach, and coming off surprisingly well, without any of the mis-steps you might expect. Backings are often full, but usually focused too – arranged by Bob Gaudio, Gene Page, Tom Baird, Michael O'Martian, and others. Tracks include the funky favorite "I Heard A Love Song", plus "Stone Liberty", "No One's Gonna Be A Fool Forever", "Sleepin", "You", "Turn Around", and "Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Bud ShankMichelle ... CD
World Pacific/Elemental (UK), 1965. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob Florence, a great arranger who knows how to make things swing by bringing in some wonderful 60s touches! There's a bit of guitar at times, some compressed horns – ala A&M – and some overall mod rhythms that help change things up nicely from tune to tune. Titles include "Michelle", "Yesterday", "Blue On Blue", "Sounds Of Silence", "Turn Turn Turn", "As Tears Go By", and "Girl". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith's Greatest Hits ... LP
Blue Note, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A nice collection of one of the jazz organ's greatest players, pulled from Smith's classic Blue Note sides. Sidemen include Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, Thornell Schwartz, Quentin Warren, Art Blakey, and Donald Bailey. 8 tracks in all, including "All Day Long", "The Champ", "The Sermon", "Midnight Special", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", "Can Heat", "Flamingo" ad "Prayer Meetin'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Tony WilliamsNative Heart ... CD
Blue Note, 1989. Used ... $11.99
Really wonderful work from the legendary Tony Williams – a set that has the drummer hitting a whole new sound at the start of the 90s – a groove that's rich and soulful, yet still every bit as sharp as before! The set's straight ahead, and graced with some very youthful energy by a new-generation lineup that includes Wallace Roney on trumpet, Bill Pierce on tenor and soprano sax, Mulgrew Miller on piano, and Robert Hurst on bass – all players who bristle with excitement from the very first notes, expressing a sense of confidence and vision of a new jazz generation that no longer has to battle between its inside and outside impulses. Williams' drumming is superb, and nicely understated at many points – and titles include "Native Heart", "City Of Lights", "Extreme Measures", "Liberty", and "Two Worlds". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Available again after a a few years out of print!)
Also available Free Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Cairo Free Jazz EnsembleHeliopolis ... LP
Holidays (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most striking Egyptian jazz recordings of the 70s – and maybe one of the most avant, too – an unusual recording done at the German Culture Institute in Cairo, and an early collaboration between Hartmut Geerken and Salah Ragab! Ragab plays drums and percussion – but the approach is very different than his more rhythmic Cairo Jazz Band dates – as the group here really live up to the "free jazz" in their name – and come across more like the Sun Ra Arkestra during their greatest moments of free improvisation! Other players include Farouk Abdel Rahman on alto and percussion, Abdel Hakim Zael on baritone sax, Moohi El-Din Osman on bass, and Mahmoud Ayoub on tenor – and Geerken himself plays a wide range of percussive instruments and other items – including a "toy car producing the sound of a siren". Titles include "Liberty For Iratilim", "Turnus", and "Diagnosis For Percussion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 1 (Blue Note 1501) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant early work by Miles Davis – some of his first truly important sessions to appear under his own name, recorded with players that include Jimmy Heath, JJ Johnson, Gil Coggins, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Jackie McLean, and Oscar Pettiford. Tunes are shorter, and perhaps more boppish, than you might expect from some of Miles' other 50s work – but in a way that still allows for many moments of lyrical beauty, and that brilliantly cool sound of his which forever changed the sound of jazz trumpet. Titles include "Tempus Fugit", "Kelo", "Enigma", "Ray's Ida", and "CTA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Liberty pressing, without RVG stamp. Cover has some wear and a name in marker.)
Also available Miles Davis Vol 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Four FreshmenFunny How Time Slips Away ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant harmony vocals by the Four Freshman! A jaunty 1964 session that has the Freshmen moving into territory they'd explore more deeply on their work for Liberty Records – expanding into a range of new styles for the 60s, and working here with some nicely groovy arrangements from Jimmie Haskell and Shorty Rogers! There's some nice use of electric bass and guitar on a few tracks – giving them a bit more of a romp than usual – and a few others feature some nicely-recorded tinkling piano that trips alongside the vocals with a breezy 60s edge, including a few with country western tinges. Titles include "Don't Make Me Sorry", "My Baby's Gone", "Charade", "Wake The Town & Tell The People", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hold Me", "We've Got A World That Swings", and "Tears In Our Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockEmpyrean Isles ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lyrical masterpiece from the young Herbie Hancock – and a record that's really special for so many different reasons! First, the songs are really long and open – even more so than some of Hancock's other work – with a quality that's balanced between his soul jazz roots, and some of the freer ideas he was exploring with key counterparts of the time! Next, the group features a quartet with Freddie Hubbard on cornet – an instrument he didn't play that often, but which creates a really special sound here – one that's cool and compressed, but still has a sharp bite, too – especially over the inventive rhythms laid down by Ron Carter on bass and Anthony Williams on drums. All players are capable of going out – and have strong "new thing" cred by this point – but they keep it inside all the way through, but with a balanced sense of darkness that's really beautiful. The album features Hancock's classic (and oft-sampled) version of "Cantaloupe Island" – plus "One Finger Snap", "Olioqui Valley", and "The Egg". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBoss Horn ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album by Blue Mitchell – one that features some larger arrangements by Duke Pearson, and Blue's soulful trumpet soloing over the top! The use of Pearson is a great addition to the set – as it really sets Mitchell free to concentrate on the best shades, colors, and tones in his solos – allowing him to work in a sweeter, lyrical vein that we really like a lot! The format works surprisingly well for Blue, who could always be a great player, but sometimes faltered as a leader – which is why Pearson's guidance really seems to give the session new life. Titles include wonderful versions of Chick Corea's wonderful compositions "Straight Up & Down" and "Tones For Joan's Bones", both with piano by Chick, plus a reading of trumpeter Dave Burns' seminal groover "Rigor Mortez"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has two staple holes in one corner, in great shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganCaramba! ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Lee Morgan albums – and one of his least known! Recorded in the crucial last 5 years of his life, this album is a sparkling mix of hard bop, soul jazz, and slight bits of modernism – that magical mix that Lee was hitting as he reached farther and farther with his music – an amazing legacy in jazz that has us loving every Morgan session from 1965 onward! Lee's playing in very comfortable territory, with a group that includes Bennie Maupin on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but that doesn't mean that the proceedings are relaxed at all, because the interplay between the players is flawless, and they use their familiarity as a great springboard to soar off into rich new territory. Lee wrote all the tunes on the record – like "Caramba", "Suicide City", and "Soulita". An excellent record throughout, and one that we'd never part with! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp, including the Liberty inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganCharisma ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums from Lee Morgan – a soaringly soulful session that was recorded in the mid 60s, and finally issued by Blue Note at the end of the decade! The vibe here really follows from the lyrically inventive, post-Sidewinder mid 60s Morgan years – with a spirit that's similar to Lee's work on the albums Gigolo or Tom Cat, in a style that mixes in a fair bit more modal and Latin influences to the rhythms. The lineup is totally great too – a sextet that features Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Billy Higgins – the last of whom provides tremendous rhythms that are as fluidly inventive as Morgan's playing and the writing of Hank Mobley, who contributed most of the tunes to the set. Titles include "Hey Chico", "The Double Up", and "The Murphy Man" – and the record also includes a nice version of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganCity Lights ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Lee Morgan's most sparkling sessions from the early years – a record that already shows a sense of depth and imagination that would take Lee way beyond simple hardbop solo work! There's a sensitivity here that owes something of a debt to Clifford Brown, yet which is much more modernist overall – touched, no doubt, by a set list that features tunes by Gigi Gryce and Benny Golson, and played in a spirit that's similar to the blend of soul jazz and modernism that both of those players were carving out at the time. Morgan's bandmates for the record include George Coleman on tenor and alto, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Ray Bryant on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all in tight formation, but with a sense of relaxed and easy flow that's rare, even in a Blue Note of this vintage! Titles include "You're Mine You", "Just By Myself", "Kin Folks", "City Lights", and "Tempo De Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganDelightfulee ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique album from the great Lee Morgan – a set that features the trumpeter in two different settings, but in a way that really works well together! Most of the album has Lee blowing in a very cool quintet – with Joe Henderson on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a group who maybe bring out a slightly hipper vibe that really points the way to the rest of Morgan's direction in the late 60s, when he was really letting some more spiritual currents loose. The other two tracks on the record feature a hip larger band directed by Oliver Nelson – swinging hard in a really soulful style! Nelson's arrangements on these two tracks are great – quite progressive, with a soul jazz big band style that seems to point the way towards the 70s – and the band provides a raging backdrop that lets Lee's trumpet soar over the top in beautiful crystal clear solos. Titles include "Nite Flite", "Delightful Deggie", "Ca-Lee-So", and "Zambia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp, in fantastic shape!)

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✨✧ Lee MorganSixth Sense ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful late work from Lee Morgan! The last five years of Lee's life saw him really stretching out to do some fantastic writing, playing, and leading – and this record stands today as one of the best examples of that period – a pure act of genius, with a sound that really takes off from Lee's earlier Blue Note albums. The styles are a unique blend of soulful hardbop and the more stretched-out spiritualism that would later emerge in the early 70s soul jazz scene – and players include the lesser-known Frank Mitchell on tenor, plus Jackie McLean on alto, Cedar Walton on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last of whom provides an amazingly lyrical approach to rhythm, the sort that was key to some of Lee Morgan's best work of the time! Titles include "Afreaka", "Short Count", "The Cry Of My People", "Anti Climax", and "Psychedelic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Liberty pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear with marker in the top left and cut bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool stuff! You may have seen this one before, and passed it up because of the boring cover with a picture of the Liberty Bell in bas-relief – but don't pass it up now, because it's a very cool batch of funky instrumentals, played by a studio group, and with a groovy sound that's a mix of 70's soul and other cool instrumentation. There's a very nice cover of "Benny & The Jets" that has nice moog, plus a strong tuba sound(!), a cool spacey version of "Inner City Blues", and a lot of other nice originals that have a unique 70's soul instrumental sound. Complicated grooves, and a lot more than you'd expect from the cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterOdyssey Of Iska ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unusual album for Wayne Shorter – recorded right around that 1970 point when Duke Pearson was exploring formats for Blue Note artists that included larger, often electric arrangements, pointing the way towards some of the later 70s soul jazz work on labels like Kudu or CTI! This set, produced by Pearson, features Shorter as the main soloist on tenor and soprano sax – in a very hip group that includes Dave Friedman on vibes, Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter and Cecil McBee on bass, and both Billy Hart and Alphonse Mouzon on drums. Tracks are long and complicated, with searching soulful arrangements that are part post-Miles fusion, part early 70s indie soul jazz – but balanced nicely without any sense of overindulgence at all. Shorter's soprano work is very nice, and much more angular than his playing on tenor – and titles include "Wind", "Joy", "Storm", and "Calm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty Stereo pressing. Cover has ringwear with a split spine.)

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✨✧ Three SoundsBottoms Up! ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The bottom is certainly "up" on this one – as the Three Sounds groove things from the ground up, taking soul jazz piano to the next level with an approach that quickly made them one of the most popular Blue Note acts of the early 60s! Gene Harris leads the group on piano – and also plays celeste on one track (!) – and the other Sounds at this point are Andrew Simpkins on bass and Bill Dowdy on drums – a really great rhythm section that have a way of being soulfully quiet, with a very subtle groove – one that's much more understated than you might find in the Ramsey Lewis trio, but equally hip. Tracks include "Jinne Lou", "Besame Mucho", "Love Walked In", "Angel Eyes", "Falling In Love With Love", and "Time After Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray StinnettFire Somewhere ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare early 70s record from guitarist, singer and songwriter Ray Stinnett – who was the guitar player for Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs at their wooliest and bulliest – and made this long-buried solo record for A&M in '71! Ray was born in Memphis, and after his success with Sam The Sham, he dropped out for a while in San Francisco before heading home to Memphis. A Fire Somewhere was recorded at Fame and Argent, and sure enough, it's got quite a swampy southern groove at times – but there's also some sparer acoustic numbers that carry a post-hippie vibe that he no doubt soaked up in San Francisco. It's hard to believe it's been shelved for such a long time! Includes "Salty Haze", "You Make Me-Feel", "Silky Path", "Wheel Of Time", "Stop", "Long Rivers Flow", "America", "You & I", "Honey Suckle Song", "Liberty High", "Natural High", "Love Is The Answer", "A Fire Somewhere" and "The Rain". CD

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✨✧ Henry ThreadgillUp Popped The Two Lips ... CD
PI Records, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Liberty Ellman on guitar, Dana Leong on cello, Dafnis Prieto on drums, Tarik Benbrahim on oud & Jose Davila on tuba. CD

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✨✧ McCoy TynerTender Moments ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An incredibly strong set by McCoy Tyner – one of his best late 60s sides for Blue Note! The album features McCoy working with a larger group that includes Lee Morgan, Julian Priester, James Spaulding, and Bennie Maupin – using the spiritual ensemble mode that would become his greatest contribution to jazz in the immediate post-Coltrane years. Tyner's writing is out front here, and he's laid out some great charts for the group to groove upon – hitting a spiritual vibe that's very much in the mode of music to come on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz in the 70s! The set includes Tyner's classic "Man From Tanganyika", plus "Mode To John" and "The High Priest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has ringwear.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Music Lovers Only – Early Days Of Disco 1973 to 1977 – Selected By T Groove ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge look at the early days of disco music – served up in tracks from a host of the small indie labels who helped get the groove going in the first place! Lots of these tracks represent a version of soul stepping forward with a fuller groove – great arrangements, impeccable production, and very strong vocals that add a whole heck of a lot of heart to the songs – sung both by groups and solo artists. Titles include "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" by Benny Troy, "I Wanna Spend My Whole Life With You" by Street People, "Love In Motion" by George McCrae, "Dreaming A Dream" by Crown Heights Affair, "Free Man" by South Shore Commission, "Let It Flow" by Tamiko Jones, "Party Music" by Pat Lundy, "Where Has Our Love Gone" by Ronnie LaShannon, "Venus" by Frankie Avalon, "Let's Make Love" by Jeanne Napoli, "We're On The Right Track" by Ultra High Frequency, "Stoned Out Of My Mind" by Maryann Farra & Satin Soul, and "Rockin In The Cradle Of Liberty" by LB Bonanza. CD

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✨✧ Mark Stewart & The MaffiaLearning To Cope With Cowardice (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
On-U Sound/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully noisy, messy grooves from the mighty Mark Stewart – working here in the best spirit of the On-U sound years – when just about anything was allowable in the studio! Stewart's equally influenced by punk and dub, but also has a sound that's completely his own – very dark and moody, and filled with political energy from the Reagan/Thatcher era – with instrumentation from a host of other On-U label mates – including musicians from New Age Steppers, African Head Charge, and The Dub Syndicate – brooding under the kind of trippy percussion that only Adrian Sherwood could deliver at the time. A huge bridge between London of the punk years, and England of the Massive Attack/Tricky generation – with titles that include "Liberty City", "The Paranoia Of Power", "High Ideals & Crazy Dreams", "None Dare Call It Conspiracy", "Learning To Cope With Cowardice", "Blessed Are Those Who Struggle", and "Don't Ever Lay Down Your Arms". Features a full bonus album of unreleased material – titles that include "Conspiracy", "May I", "High Ideals", "The Weight", "Liberty Dub", "Vision", and "Cowardice". CD

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✨✧ Duke PearsonPhantom ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from pianist Duke Pearson – a darkly-tinged album of grooves that surpasses all his other gems for Blue Note! The record showcases some great work from Bobby Hutcherson – slid into the mix in a really sly way, so that his jazzy vibes color all the tunes with an edgey feeling that's missing from most of Duke's other albums. The group's slightly largeish – with Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Sam Brown and Al Gafa on guitar, plus added Latin percussion on a number of tracks – but although the larger group format often made for softer edges on other Pearson sessions from the time, the mix here is quite different – at a level that works in complicated rhythms, rich colors and tones, and warm harmonics that have a slightly unsettling undercurrent. The album's worth it alone for the mighty title cut "The Phantom" – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "Bunda Amerela", "Say You're Mine" and "Blues for Alvina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting in the spine, and an Audition Copy stamp on back.)
 
 
 



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