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✨✧ Stars Of Liberty/Eye QPower To The People/I'm Not Selfish ... 7-inch
Now Again, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Massive funk from Stars Of Liberty – a tune that's got this great snapping drum, matched by a fast-riffing guitar – while the righteous vocals move at a slightly different pace, to a really cool gimmick on the chorus! Eye Q serves up "I'm Not Selfish" on the flipside – a tune with this weird, wangly guitar that almost sounds like it's shifting speed in the recording – while the drumbeat stays the same, and adds in this funky undercurrent to a mighty trippy instrumental! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black Artist GroupFor Peace & Liberty ... CD
We Want Sounds (UK), New Copy ... $16.99 19.99 About September 20, 2024
... CD

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Black Artist GroupFor Peace & Liberty ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), New Copy ... $32.99 38.99 About September 20, 2024
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie DeShannonNothing Can Stop Me – Liberty Records Rarities 1960 to 1962 ... CD
Liberty/Ace (UK), Early 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Mighty nice material from the earliest years of Jackie DeShannon – a full unreleased album for Liberty, plus a bunch of other rare tracks too! The album is fascinating – as it's a tribute to Ray Charles, and has Jackie not singing her own songs, as she would do famously later – but instead taking on tunes from the Ray Charles songbook, especially heavy on the Atlantic years – which come across with this soulful style that's really a change for Jackie! And sure, she's always had a current of soul in her music – but here, she has raspy vocals on a number of cuts, almost echoing Etta James – and great arrangements that really fit the vibe. Ray Charles titles include "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Georgia On My Mind", "I'll Drown In My Own Tears", "Ain't That Love", "Hallelujah I Love Him So", and "What'd I Say". The bonus material is also heavy on soulful styles too – in part because a number of them were recorded with great R&B producer Clyde Otis – and the set features a total of 24 tracks, with other titles that include "Wishin Won't Get It", "I Must Be Dreaming", "Shed A Tear", "Don't You Feel Sorry For Me", "Gonna Search", and "Nothing Can Stop Me". CD

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William GoldsteinLiberty ... LP
Citadel, 1986. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a small sticker spot.)

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Oyster BandLiberty Hall ... LP
Pukka (UK), 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring impressions and is bent a bit at the edges.)

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VariousLiberty Belles ... LP
Stateside (UK), 1960s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A very sharp set of female soul tracks – mostly mid and late 60s numbers, lifted from associated EMI labels – like Imperial, Minit, United Artists, and Liberty Records! The set features 16 tracks in all – a mix of down-home and uptown soul that sits together very nicely – and which unites a range of talents that includes a few well-known names, caught in earlier years, plus some lesser known artists turning out some of their best work here. Titles include "All Around The World" and "I'm On The Outside" by Baby Washington, "We Got A Good Thing" and "I'll Never Stop Loving You" by Clydie King, "I'm Moving On (parts 1 & 2)" and "Gotta Travel On" by Timi Yuro, "Wish Someone Would Care" and "Time Is On My Side" by Irma Thomas, "One Part Two Part" by Clydie King, and "I Want To Take You Higher" and "It Ain't Right" by Tina Turner. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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✨✧ Jackie DeShannonKeep Me In Mind – The Complete Imperial & Liberty Singles Vol 3 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The final third of Jackie DeShannon's legendary run for Imperial Records in the 60s – a smashing batch of singles that really represent some great musical growth at the time! On these sides, Jackie's even more soulful than before – definitely taking inspiration from the generation of singers who were singing her songs – and from the growing wave of girl vocalists who were working with more soulful styles too – especially those from the Brill Building scene. The result is a great blend of New York uptown and LA sunshine – a superb batch of tunes that really sums up the unique place that Jackie DeShannon had in modern music. Many tunes are originals by Jackie – and the set also features great tunes penned by Jimmy Holiday and Bobby Womack too – titles that include "Changin My Mind", "I Keep Wanting You", "What Is This", "Nicole", "Nobody's Home To Go Home To", "You Keep Me Hangin On/Hurt So Bad", "Brighton Hill", "Christmas", "Keep Me In Mind", "Bird On The Wire", "What Was Your Day Like", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Always Together", and "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown". CD

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✨✧ Jackie DeShannonYou Won't Forget Me – The Complete Liberty Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Liberty/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the first work ever recorded by a young Jackie DeShannon – early singles from her first years at Liberty Records – a label she definitely helped put on the map during the 60s! Right from the start, Jackie's got something special – a style that's quite different from some of the other female pop acts of her generation – a bit more grounding, maybe, and certainly a lot more soul – not to mention a great way with a tune, as you'll hear on some of the early compositions featured on the package. The set features both a and b-sides of the early singles, plus an unreleased track – with production and arrangements by the likes of Snuff Garrett, Clyde Otis, Bert Keyes, Jack Nitzsche, and Dick Glasser. Titles include "Just Like In The Movies", "Guess Who", "Faded Love", "Dancing Silhouettes", "I Wish I Could Find A Boy", "Baby", "The Prince", "That's What Boys Are Made Of", "I'll Drown In My Own Tears", "Should I Cry", "I'm Gonna Be Strong", "When You Walk In The Room", "500 Miles", "Did He Call Today Mama?", and "Ain't That Love". CD

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✨✧ Cyril MockridgeMan Who Shot Liberty Valance/Donovan's Reef ... CD
Kritzerland, 1962/1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, 2014 Kritzerland pressing – limited to1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusTruth, Liberty & Soul – Live in NYC – The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive ... CD
Resonance, 1981. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ MastermindsLiberty (dirty, clean, inst)/Seven (dirty, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Ground Control, 2000. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With El-P, J-Live, J-Treds, and Mr Complex on "Seven". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain black sleeve.)

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✨✧ Joe ElyLive At Liberty Lunch ... CD
MCA, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ High TideHigh Tide – The Complete Liberty Recordings (Sea Shanties/High Tide/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Liberty/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of classic albums from this unique British group – packaged with lots of bonus material too! First up is the Sea Shanties debut – a freaky, fuzzy set from High Tide – a record that some folks know for its groundbreaking use of electric violin, but one that's equally great as a heavy guitar-driven monster! These guys definitely turn things right up to 11, right from the start – and come on with a hard-wailing style that was years ahead of its time – and right on that cusp when psych energy was starting to turn into hard rock! There's a few mellower moments, but the set's definitely got a lot more bracing power than its title or cover might make you expect – on titles that include "Futilist's Lament", "Death Warmed Up", "Pushed, But Not Forgotten", "Walking Down Their Outlook", "Missing Out", and "Nowhere". Next is the self-titled High Tide album –even more full-on and fantastic than on their debut – as the set just features three long tracks that have the group effortlessly mixing hard rock energy with prog-spun instrumentation – still using the electric violin that worked so well on the previous set, but with qualities that are every bit as trippy and fuzzy as the guitars! The longer tracks allow for lots of amazing instrumental interplay – at a level that makes us wonder where these guys would have gone, had they served up a few more albums during the 70s – on titles that include "Blankman Cries Again", "The Joke" and "Saneonymous". 3CD box set features lots of great bonus material – the long "The Great Universal Protection Racket", plus the cuts "Time Gauges", "Ice Age", "Dilemma", and demo/alternate tracks too! Comes in a box set with lots of notes, and a replica promo poster too. CD

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✨✧ Timi YuroComplete Liberty Singles ... CD
Liberty/Real Gone, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing tribute to the genius of Timi Yuro – a 60s singer with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! Yuro's got an incredible voice right from the start – a quality that's undeniable in the company of all these great singles – but almost even more compelling is the way she effortlessly slides between styles – bringing together bits of soul music, blues, jazz vocals, country, and even some crossover pop – all into a mode that's completely her own, and which only seems to multiply the power of the genres she dips into – where other singers might dilute them! This overstuffed package brings together all of Yuro's famous singles for Liberty Records, most in original mono mixes – with a heavy focus on material from 1961 to 1964, plus a few surprising entries from the late 60s too. Titles include "Interlude", "Wrong", "I'm Movin On (parts 1 & 2)", "Thirteenth Hour", "Insult To Injury", "Just About The Time", "I Know", "Satan Never Sleeps", "A Mother's Love", "I Believe", "Smile", "She Really Loves You", "Hurt", "Count Everything", "Look Down", "Are You Sure", "Permanently Lonely", and "Call Me". CD

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✨✧ Classix NouveauxLiberty Recordings 1981 to 83 (Classix Nouveaux/Night People/La Verite/Secret) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
This comprehensive collection features all four Classix Nouveaux albums and includes all sorts of extended/instrumental/7" versions and unreleased tracks! – 67 tracks in all! CD
 
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✨✧ BlistersShortnin' Bread/Cookie Rockin' In Her Stockings ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1963. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ BuzzcocksDifferent Kind Of Tension ... CD
Liberty/Domino, 1979. Used ... $9.99
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
(2019 pressing.)

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Canned HeatLiving The Blues ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 20.99
A record that's early in the career of Canned Heat, but one that already has the group exploding past their roots – stretching out in a double-length set that takes the combo way past any sort of standard blues rock modes! Some folks love the record for the classic "Going Up The Country" – one of the signature Canned Heat tunes – but there's also some insane jams on here, including the 20 minute "Parthenogenesis", and the amazing "Refried Boogie" – which takes up all of sides three and four, and which is one of the clearest examples of the way that artists of their generation were inspired by blues, but soon opened up into psych and prog modes! Other titles are shorter, and include a version of the classic "One Kind Favor" – plus "Sandy's Blues", "Walking By Myself", "My Mistake", and "Pony Blues". CD

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Canned Heat & John Lee HookerHooker 'N Heat ... CD
Liberty, 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
If you ever doubted the blues chops of Canned Heat, take a listen to this album – as the group are joined by the great John Lee Hooker, who they let stand strongly in the spotlight and almost make the album his own! Previous sets by Canned Heat were already pretty darn great – a huge cut above blues-inspired rock groups of the late 60s years – but with Hooker in the lineup here, the sound gets even more raw and sensitive – so much so that a number of these cuts almost feel like some of the early Detroit 78rpm recordings the older blues musician recorded at the start of his career – hardly the watered-down blues rock you might expect. Titles include "Burning Hell", "Send Me Your Pillow", "Messin With The Hook", "Boogie Chillen No 2", "Peavine", "Just You & Me", "Whiskey & Wimmen", and "I Got My Eyes On You". CD

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Eddie CochranCherished Memories ... LP
Liberty, Early 1960s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Late work from the too-short career of this early rock and roll great – titles that include "Skinny Jim", "Never", "Pink Peg Slacks", "Think Of Me", "Let's Get Together", "Dark Lonely Street", and "Nervous Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(French 70s pressing. Cover has very light wear – vinyl is great.)

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Eddie CochranEddie Cochran – Inedits ... LP
Liberty (France), Late 1950s/Early 1960s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Unissued Liberty Records material from the great Eddie Cochran – with titles that include "Jam Sandwich", "Dark Lonely Street", "Am I Blue", "Guybo", "Eddie's Blues", "Little You", "Hammy Blues", and "I've Waited So Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing – in a cool flipback cover!)

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Eddie CochranMy Way ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Eddie's not singing the Frank Sinatra hit here – as the tune's instead one of his own, in a set that has a number of other originals too! LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing, from the 80s.)

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Eddie CochranSingin' To My Baby ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
One of the weirdest moments we've ever heard from early rocker Eddie Cochran – but one of the coolest too! The record has less of the raw rock material that you might know from Eddie's greater fame – and it mixes his core rockabilly modes with some fuller pop backings from Johnny Mann, who even brings in his chorus for backup vocals on a number of tracks – creating this unusual interplay with Cochran's vocals that you don't hear on some of his other records! Yet there's also still all the elements we love from Eddie's music, too – that undeniable sneer and undercurrent of sinister energy, which makes for a really great contrast with the production, almost ironic at times. Titles include "One Kiss", "Cradle Baby", "Undying Love", "Mean When I'm Mad", "Completely Sweet", "Sittin In The Balcony", and "Stockings & Shoes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s mono French reissue. Cover has some aging in back.)

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Jack CostanzoLatin Fever ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $44.99
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
(Ranbow label stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl is great. Cover has some light wear, and some very light pen on the model in the cover.)

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Jackie De ShannonDon't Turn Your Back On Me/This Is Jackie De Shannon ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
A pair of albums from the great Jackie DeShannon – back to back on a single CD! First up is the UK-only release Don't Turn Your Back On Me – 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". This Is features the young Jackie DeShannon in a really wonderful setting – partly in the mode of her earlier singles for Imperial Records, partly hitting some hipper, more adult modes – thanks in part to production help from Burt Bacharach! Burt gives Jackie a great early hit with a classic reading of "What The World Needs Now" – and in the spirit of including that tune, the record opens up a bit more to other songwriters than some of DeShannon's other albums – as Jackie's wonderful vocals really do a great job with a nice variety of work, alongside a few of her own tunes too. Titles include "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "Take Me Tonight", "Summertime", "Go On Your Way", "After Last Night", "Am I Making It Hard On You", "Hellos & Goodbyes", and "I'm Gonna Be Strong". CD

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Martin DennyAnother Taste Of Honey ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A sweet follow up to Martin Denny's Taste Of Honey album – one that's got a great blend of piano, vibes, and percussion – all used in a way that's almost more jazz-like than some of Denny's earlier work! The formula works great to transform a host of 50s and 60s tunes – and titles include "Volare", "Cool", "Bijou", "Harlem Nocturne", "Satin Doll", "Anniversary Song", "Like Young", "Blue Carousel", and "Theme From The Manchurian Candidate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyExotica ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The birth of a sound and the birth of a legend – Martin Denny's first album in the Exotica series, and a record so great it named an entire genre! Denny certainly didn't invent the tropical style of easy listening that came to be known as "exotica" in the 50s – but with a record like this, he delivered the goods better than anyone else – by taking away all the too-sweet styles of Hawaiian music, and serving up a stripped-down, jazzy kind of sound! The album features Denny's classic original quartet – with Arthur Lyman on vibes and Augie Colon on bongos – and titles include "Stone God", "Jungle Flower", "Busy Port", "Lotus Land", and his hit recording of "Quiet Village". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light ringwear and a light stained spot from sticker removal in back.)

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Martin DennyExotica (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1957. Used ... $14.99 18.99
The birth of a sound and the birth of a legend – Martin Denny's first album in the Exotica series, and a record so great it named an entire genre! Denny certainly didn't invent the tropical style of easy listening that came to be known as "exotica" in the 50s – but with a record like this, he delivered the goods better than anyone else – by taking away all the too-sweet styles of Hawaiian music, and serving up a stripped-down, jazzy kind of sound! The album features Denny's classic original quartet – with Arthur Lyman on vibes and Augie Colon on bongos – and titles include "Stone God", "Jungle Flower", "Busy Port", "Lotus Land", and his hit recording of "Quiet Village". Japanese CD features full mono and stereo mixes of all tracks on the set! CD
(2003 Japanese pressing with Mono & Stereo version of the record – insert has a few age spots, includes obi.)
Also available Exotica 1 & 2 ... CD 6.99

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Martin DennyExotica 1 & 2 ... CD
Liberty/Scamp, 1957/1958. Used ... $6.99
Classic stuff from the man who brought the Exotica sound to the mainstream! We hardly need to tell you about these albums – as they're virtually the blueprint for countless exotica albums to come, a mixture of 50s easy listening, strange tropical rhythms, and odd little sound effects! Denny's playing with his original combo of Arthur Lyman, Augie Colon, and John Cramer – in a mixture of piano, percussion, vibes, and lots of bird calls! Tracks include "Stone God", "Island Of Dreams", "Escales", "When First I Love", "Bacoa", "Ebb Tide", "Rush Hour In Hong Kong", "Singing Bamboos", "Jungle Flower", "Busy Port", "Lotus Land", and his hit recording of "Quiet Village". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Exotica (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes) ... CD 14.99

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Martin DennyPrimitiva (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.99
One of Martin Denny's greatest albums – thanks to some extra special added elements! For the record, Denny's classic quartet is augmented by a wealth of odd added percussion – including gongs, cymbals, tuned logs, steel drums, chimes, and "chromatic bamboo"! All of these elements take Denny's exotica sound way further than ever before – and if that's not enough, the legendary Tak Shindo plays a bit of Koto on the record too! Titles include "M'Bira", "Burma Train", "Kalua", "M'Gambo Mambo", and "Mau Mau". LP, Vinyl record album

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Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 23.99
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bessie Griffin & The Gospel PearlsPortraits In Bronze – A Unique Combination Of Gospel & Jazz ... LP
Liberty, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99 6.99
Features great music from Bumps Blackwell – with a very young Billy Preston on organ! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo gold label pressing with deep groove. Die-cut cover has a split top seam, heavy aging inside the gatefold.)

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HawkwindSpace Ritual – Alive In Liverpool & London (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists/Liberty (Japan), 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $33.99
A seminal set from Hawkwind – a record that virtually defines the term "space rock", and which went on to create a whole genre unto itself! The live setting is perfect for the group – as they open up on long tracks that blend together odd touches, sci fi elements, and some mighty heavy rock lines too – all with some trippy vocals that really send things over the top! Lemmy's a mad genius at this point – and the record's got a ballsy power that's quite different from more prog-based groups who travel down similar paths, but never with ferocity like this. Titles include "Earth Calling", "Born To Go", "Down Through The Night", "The Awakening", "Upside Down", "10 Seconds Of Forever", "Brainstorm", "Seven By Seven", "Sonic Attack", Welcome To The Future", "You Shouldn't Do That", "Time We Left This World Today", and "Master Of The Universe". Packaged in a nice foldout sleeve, with printed inner-sleeves, poster, program and insert of notes mostly in Japanese. CD
(Out of print 2010 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jan & DeanJan & Dean Meet Batman ... LP
Liberty, 1966. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the greatest Batman records ever! The record is a strange mix of Jan & Dean type vocal tunes with some campy spoken bits of dialogue and sound effects – set to arrangements by George Tipton, played by a group conducted by Hal Blaine. Essentially, Jan & Dean play Batman & Robin – in a mode that's in keeping with the style of the 60s TV show, but which is written for the LA surf crowd, and which sounds like it was being read off of cue cards as the album was recorded! The few vocal numbers are actually pretty great – really weird late numbers with a trippy feel – and overall, the album is to the career of Jan & Dean what the Smile era was to The Beach Boys. Titles include "Flight Of The Batmobile", "Mr Freeze", "The Joker Is Wild", "Robin The Boy Wonder", and "Batman Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some top seam wear with a split, spot of wear on the back paste-on.)

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Beatrice LillieParee/Mother Told Me So ... 78 RPM
Liberty Music Shop, 1935. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a spot of marker.)

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Julie LondonBest Of Julie ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has large seam splits and some surface wear.)

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Julie LondonLove On The Rocks ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A record that has Julie London already hitting that great "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" mode of later years – the adult, informed approach that showed that the teasing nude of the 50s had turned into a pleasing woman of the 60s – capable of frank presentation of material and assumption of desire that other singers often still just toyed with. Peter King handles the arrangements, and mixes soft strings with lighter modes to really flesh out Julie's simple but effective delivery of the tunes. Titles include "Love On The Rocks", "Where Did The Gentleman Go", "What's New", "How Did He Look", "The End Of A Love Affair", and "Where Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and discoloration from age.)

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Julie LondonNice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast ... CD
Liberty/Elemental (Spain), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Julie London's shortened her trademark tresses for the cover of this album – but as the title will tell, she's very much in the best sultry territory of her earlier years! This time around, Don Bagley's turned in some near-perfect arrangements that really bring back the London sound of the late 50s – very spare, slow-moving backdrops that are heavy on jazz, and also feature nice use of guitar – an instrument that's always worked well for Julie. Titles include the excellent "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" – plus "I've Got A Crush On You", "There Will Never Be Another You", "I Surrender Dear", "Give A Little Whistle", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", and the very odd "Mickey Mouse". CD
Also available Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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Julie LondonNice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1967. Used ... $19.99
Julie London's shortened her trademark tresses for the cover of this album – but as the title will tell, she's very much in the best sultry territory of her earlier years! This time around, Don Bagley's turned in some near-perfect arrangements that really bring back the London sound of the late 50s – very spare, slow-moving backdrops that are heavy on jazz, and also feature nice use of guitar – an instrument that's always worked well for Julie. Titles include the excellent "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" – plus "I've Got A Crush On You", "There Will Never Be Another You", "I Surrender Dear", "Give A Little Whistle", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", and the very odd "Mickey Mouse". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)
Also available Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast ... CD 13.99

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Gene McDanielsHit After Hit ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some yellowing from age.)

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McKuenRod McKuen's Something Beyond – Instrumental Suite – Arthur Greenslade/Orchestra Of Two Worlds ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Willie NelsonHealing Hands Of Time ... Cassette
Liberty/SBK/EMI, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... Cassette

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Paul NeroSoul Party – 28 Sensational Soul Hits ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A record with a hokey cover and an unassuming title – but a wicked little set that's filled with funky soul throughout! Paul Nero's a German artist, and he's working here in a style that was common to Euro recordings of the time – a medley-heavy approach that stacked together a few already-short pop covers into a 2 or 3 minute combo played with plenty of energy. In the hands of most others, the style was often flat – but here Nero really makes it move mightily – often with a good undercurrent of funk on the bottom, and a great sense of soul! Highlights include the killer break track "This Is Soul/Soul Finger/Soul Man" – plus "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa/Mr Pitiful/Mustang Sally", "Shake/Stagger Lee/Land Of 1000 Dances", "Tribute To Otis Redding/You Keep Me Running Away", and "Hold On I'm Coming/Soul Reaction/Tramp". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red NorvoVibe-Rations ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
Tight later work from this famous vibist – with work from the great Jack Montrose on flute and tenor – plus more flute from Robert Drasnin, guitar from Bill Dillard, and drums from Bill Douglass! The tracks are short and farily lively – and titles include "Rhee Oh Rhee", "Get Out of Town", "Porsche", and "Ship Without A Sail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & corner, small bottom seam split.)

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RivingtonsPapa-Oom-Mow-Mow/Deep Water ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1962. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Max Roach & Stan LevyDrummin' The Blues ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Stan and Max are about as unlikely a pair as you could imagine – both jazz drummers, but one with a cooler, more laidback sound (Levy), the other with a harder, more full-on and bop driven approach (Roach). This set features each drummer alternating track to track – supporting a core group with Bill Perkins on tenor, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Frank Rosolino on trombone. Given that such a setting is more Levy's territory than Roach's, he actually fits in a bit more with the sound – but even on the Roach tracks, the west coast jazz vibe pervades – so don't expect a super-huge change in the style. Titles include "Breadline Blues", "Facts About Max", "Royal Garden Blues", "The Count's Blues", and "Blues In The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Pathe Marconi. Cover has light wear.)

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Felix SlatkinMagnificent XII ... LP
Liberty/Premier, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with Liberty/Premier inner sleeve. Cover is bent a bit at the spine and has a small frayed spot at the die-cut portion.)

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Felix SlatkinStreet Scene – The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin ... LP
Liberty, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in the original die-cut gatefold cover – a great copy!)

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StranglersGospel According To The Meninblack ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US non-gatefold pressing. The upper right corner of the cover has wear, staining and some peeling– but the rest is nice.)

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✨✧ SugarloafSugarloaf ... LP
Liberty, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic debut from Sugarloaf – a group who managed to use the Hammond organ in ways that were just as strong as the guitar in most other groups! The approach here seems to draw a lot from all the best changes taking place in soulful jazz – as Jerry Corbetta manages his keyboards with this lean quality that's wonderful, and balanced with the bass, drums, and guitar in this perfect way – almost funky at many moments, and still pretty damn sharp even if not! You'll probably know that quality from the group's classic hit "Green Eyed Lady" – but it really shines through on the whole album, on titles that include "Bach Doors Man", "Chest Fever", "Things Gonna Change Soon", and "Train Kept A Rollin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear, split bottom seam, some staining along the bottom - about an inch or so up. Inner gatefold has stuck-on paper & peeling along the bottom.)

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TIME (Trust In Men Everywhere)TIME ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $69.99
A very cool late 60s psych group on Liberty – serving up tracks that include "Tripping Into Sunshine", "What Can It Be", "Make Love To You", "Label It Love", "Take Me Along", "Let The Colors Keep On", "I Really Love You", and "Finder's Keepers". LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing in the original die-cut gatefold cover with clear panel. Includes the insert. Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, and blue pen ink filling in the "E" on the right side.)

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Toi Et MoiSorayo ... LP
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $40.99 48.99
A record with a really special sound – Japanese pop moving past some of the more emotive modes used a few years before, and working with a gentle, breezy style that sometimes echoes the best A&M Records styles from the Cali scene of the late 60s! Both singers intertwine in a wonderful way, often harmonizing with a great sense of balance – and the backings are often nicely groovy, with electric bass creating a gentle glide that's mighty nice! The whole thing is well-produced, but also has a laidback vibe that fits the barefoot image on the cover – and titles translate as "Being Astray On The Corner", "Another World For Lovers", "The Day We Lose Our Peace", "Moment By Moment", "A Rose & An Apple", and "Early Days". LP, Vinyl record album

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Toi Et MoiUtopia ... LP
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $40.99 48.99
A really great record from the Japanese scene of the 70s – one that seems to borrow a lot from the French pop styles of the late 60s – as you might guess from the group's name! Toi Et Moi are one guy singer, one gal – blending their Japanese vocals beautifully, with elements that move between lighter bossa elements and some fuller, more upbeat backings – a blend that makes the album a treasure through and through, and which gives it the same ability to transcend the boundaries of language as some of our favorite European work of the time! Lyrics are all in Japanese, and titles translate as "Love Token In A Spring", "June Bride", "Village In The Valley", "Ballad Of Rainbow & Snow", and "Beautiful Summer". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ike & Tina TurnerWorkin' Together/Let Me Touch Your Mind ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A pair of late Ike & Tina albums in a single package! Workin' Together is a pivotal album – one that has them still retaining some of the earthiness of earlier years, yet also honing their groove for the crossover audience that was digging them big at the end of the 60s! The best results of this shift is the increasing funk component in their music – a move away from R&B into a tighter 60s groove, one that often featured very strong guitar parts in its best incarnation. The set includes the classic "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter", plus "Ooh Poo Pah Doo", "Let It Be", "Goodbye So Long", "You Can Have It", "The Way You Love Me", "Get Back", and "Workin Together". Let Me Touch Your Mind is a fairly loose set of diverse material from the tumultuous duo, from the tender, lovely chorus backed and string accented grit of the title track to more stripped down, kinda country funk accented number. Includes "Annie Had A Baby", "Don't Believe Her", "Early One Morning", "Up On The Roof", "Heaven Help Us All" and more. CD

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Bobby VeeCharms/Bobby Tomorrow ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1963. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some ring and edge wear.)

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Al ViolaImagination ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99 14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is bent a bit at the corners, with an ink stamp and date of purchase written in pen in back.)

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XavierPoint Of Pleasure ... CD
Liberty/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. Used ... $14.99
Classic 80s funk from Xavier – a group led by bassist Ernest Smith, who'd already had plenty of practice working with Isaac Hayes, The Midnight Movers, and The Coasters during their funky late 60s years! The groove here is similar to some of the other tight funk groups on Liberty at the time – especially Dayton – but Xavier's groove is a bit leaner, too – very nicely turned towards a modern dancefloor with its emphasis on bass upfront in the mix, in a mode that's often nicely placed between boogie and rollerskating jams! Ayanna Little sings lead vocals with Xavier – and the set also features some wicked keyboard work from Rahni Harris – on tracks that include "What Goes Around", "Truly Devoted", "Work That Sucker To Death", and "Love Is On The One". CD
(Out of print.)

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Timi YuroWhat's A Matter Baby ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99 3.99
A nice batch of pop soul on Liberty from Timi Yuro – an underappreciated vocalist who walked that fine line between uptown soul and pop vocals! Like so many Liberty recordings of the era, the arrangements are big and polished, courtesty of Bert Keyes. The backing vocals are just as sparking, provided the Johnnny Mann singers and the Gospel Pearls. Includes the title cut, plus "For Your Love", "The Right Time", "That's Right, Walk On By", and "I Waited Too Long". Fragile little girl stuff, with more soul than you'd expect! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some light surface wear, clear tape on bottom seam.)

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Luis ZingoneZingone's Recorded Card Tricks (3 x 78 rpm set) ... 78 RPM
Liberty Music Shop, 1939. Near Mint- 3x78 ... $49.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has aging, some light wear.)

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VariousEscapade Reviews The Jazz Scene ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99 9.99
Features Bobby Troup, Jack Teagarden, Ziggy Elman, Howard Rumsey, Jack Costanzo, and Johnny Otis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousTough Enough ... LP
Liberty/20th Century, 1983. Sealed ... $6.99 9.99
With selections by Mickey Gilley, TG Sheppard, Dennis Quaid, Blue Skies Band, Lane Brody, and Johnny Tillotson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a small cutout hole and a faint square sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatCanned Heat/Boogie With Canned Heat ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first two full albums from Canned Heat – back to back in a single set! First up is the self-titled Canned Heat – a seminal blending of blues roots with some of the new energy taking place on the Bay Area scene in the 60s – that great "old is new" approach that worked wonderfully for a few key groups – especially those like Canned Heat, who were committed to bringing plenty of their own styles into play! Sure, the music is blues – but there's a lot more flavors and styles going on here – acoustic guitar used alongside fuzzier electric, in a blend of country and city blues – but also taken to some trippier touches that reflect the psychedelic era that spawned them! Tracks are spare and simpler than on later albums, but already showing the group's distinction – on titles that include "Big Road Blues", "Help Me", "Dust My Broom", "Catfish Blues", "Rollin & Tumblin", "Goin' Down Slow", and "Evil Is Going On". Boogie With Canned Heat is the record that really broke Canned Heat out of the pack – still plenty bluesy, but with the trippier touches you might guess from the cover's psychedelic image – a perfect summation of that unique placement the group had on the late 60s Cali scene! The record's the one that gave the world the landmark "On The Road Again" – a tune used in countless films and commercials over the years, and graced with the completely unique vocals of Bob Hite – a singer who doesn't care if he sounds authentic, and who's more than happy enough to bring his own spirit to the music! That statement also defines the rest of the group too – as they let loose on titles that include "World In A Jug", "My Crime", "An Owl Song", "Fried Hockey Boogie", "Amphetamine Annie", "Whiskey Headed Woman No 2", and "Turpentine Moan". CD

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✨✧ GroundhogsThank Christ For The Bomb ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing in a textured cover. NOTE – Cover is stained and wrinkled at 4 inches on the spine side, with a promo imprint, surface wear, and a small mark from price sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Johnnie Mann SingersNight/Roar Along With The Singing 20s/Swing Along With The Singin 30s ... CD
Liberty/El (UK), Early 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from the Johnnie Mann singers – served up here in a single package! The core of the album is the classic Night – one of the dreamiest albums ever cut by the Johnny Mann singers – a very early effort that has their trademark mix of male and female vocals drifting along on some really moody late night music! The album's got a famous cover image of a stunning model in the dark – and while the sounds within are maybe not as sexy, they certainly are a seductive blend of voices in the best 50s tradition – all moving slow and moody over a set of tracks that include "How Blue The Night", "Midnight Sun", "Through A Long & Sleepless Night", "The Way You Look Tonight", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "You & The Night & The Music". The other two albums feature older songs from the early part of the 20th century – reworked and adapted for some of the groovier styles of the 60s, all in a way that became surprisingly successful for Johnnie and the group! CD

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✨✧ ManowarBattle Hymns ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and lightly bumped corners.)

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✨✧ BuzzcocksDifferent Kind Of Tension ... LP
Liberty/United Artists (UK), 1979. Good ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s US pressing with silver labels. NOTE – vinyl has an edge crack, but plays through, and looks like a VG+ otherwise.)
Also available Different Kind Of Tension ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Canned HeatGoing Up The Country/One Kind Favor ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some wrinkles.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatHallelujah ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A late 60s classic from Canned Heat – a record that captures the group during that moment when their unique blend of styles was really on fire! There's a grittier, almost noisier vibe going on here at times – fuzz turned up a bit more than before, and maybe a bit more attitude – as if the group were getting spurred on by some of the societal changes at the end of the 60s, and shaken out of any reveries of the past! The set's filled with very heady tunes – titles that include "I'm Her Man", "Sic Em Pigs", "Do Not Enter", "Big Fat", "Huautla", "Get Off My Back", and "Down In The Gutter But Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ DaytonHot Fun ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully sweet groover from Dayton – a group that's equal parts modern soul and 80s groove – and outta site all the way! The album's big title hit is a remake of Sly Stone's classic "Hot Fun In The Summertime", done in such a way that it's got a cool skating stepper's groove to it – and set amidst some jazzy riffing and ensemble vocals that are totally great. The rest of the album follows in a similar mode – really bouncy and joyous, with mixed male and female vocals stepping out over a set of lean, mean 80s groovers that should have been huge! Tracks include "Hot Fun", "Patiently", "We Can't Miss", "Meet The Man", "Movin Up", and "Gunch". CD
(Out of print 2004 pressing, part of the Masters of Funk & Soul series.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyAfro-Desia ... CD
Liberty/Scamp, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Weird and wonderful work from the great Martin Denny – and a record that adds in some great extra elements to his core exotica groove! The depth of the album is apparent on the very first tune – "Tsetse Fly", which features a buzzing variation on the sound of the inset in the title – then shows up even more strongly through the heavier rhythms and added vocals that appear on many of the album's other tracks. There's a style here that's almost Afro-Cuban at times – but which still glides across nicely with that heavenly Denny approach to melody and rhythm! Titles include "Tsetse Fly", "Ma'Chumba", "Simba", "Raftero", "Swamp Fire", and "Cubano Chant". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyAfro-Desia ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Weird and wonderful work from the great Martin Denny – and a record that adds in some great extra elements to his core exotica groove! The depth of the album is apparent on the very first tune – "Tsetse Fly", which features a buzzing variation on the sound of the insect in the title – then shows up even more strongly through the heavier rhythms and added vocals that appear on many of the album's other tracks. There's a style here that's almost Afro-Cuban at times – but which still glides across nicely with that heavenly Denny approach to melody and rhythm! Titles include "Tsetse Fly", "Ma'Chumba", "Simba", "Raftero", "Swamp Fire", and "Cubano Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono turquoise label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some small splits, clear tape on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyForbidden Island (2nd cover) ... LP
Liberty, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Martin Denny's music always takes us away to the tropics – and this set is a whole Forbidden Island of exotica tunes! The record features the classic Denny exotica quartet with Augie Colon and Julius Wechter – plus some additional guest players on flute, percussion, and guitar – rounding out things very nicely. The expanded sound works nicely for Denny's style – and the mood incorporates plenty of easy lounge arrangements of the fairly standard instrumentation in the backdrop – broadened wonderfully in the arrangements! It's sort of a blue-eyed tropical feel – one that makes it a cheeky classic! The set includes some good originals like "Goony Birds", "Cobra", "Exotica", and "Primitiva", plus the Les Baxter tunes "Port Au Prince" and "Sim Sim", as well as a perennial exotica fave, "March Of The Siamese Children". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove in the foil cover, with light ring wear, small top seam split.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyPrimitiva (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Martin Denny's greatest albums – thanks to some extra special added elements! For the record, Denny's classic quartet is augmented by a wealth of odd added percussion – including gongs, cymbals, tuned logs, steel drums, chimes, and "chromatic bamboo"! All of these elements take Denny's exotica sound way further than ever before – and if that's not enough, the legendary Tak Shindo plays a bit of Koto on the record too! Titles include "M'Bira", "Burma Train", "Kalua", "M'Gambo Mambo", and "Mau Mau". Album features the full track list – in both mono and stereo mixes! CD
(Japanese version features full mono and stereo mixes of every track on the album – includes obi!)
Also available Primitiva (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A really great early album from George Duke – quite different than his work for MPS to follow – and more in a groovy late 60s California mode! There's a vibe here that resonates nicely with some other late 60s sessions on Liberty Records – kind of an expansion of a Cali soul jazz mode, similar to the style the Crusaders were starting to go for – but colored in with some of Duke's obviously hip inclinations as well! George plays some great electric piano on the record – and other players include Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, and Jay Graydon on guitar – on titles that include "Soul Watcher", "Since You Asked", "Shades Of Joy", "Alcatraz", and "A Little Bit Of Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Pickwick pressing. Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ High TideSea Shanties ... LP
Liberty/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A freaky, fuzzy set from High Tide – a record that some folks know for its groundbreaking use of electric violin, but one that's equally great as a heavy guitar-driven monster! These guys definitely turn things right up to 11, right from the start – and come on with a hard-wailing style that was years ahead of its time – and right on that cusp when psych energy was starting to turn into hard rock! There's a few mellower moments, but the set's definitely got a lot more bracing power than its title or cover might make you expect – on titles that include "Futilist's Lament", "Death Warmed Up", "Pushed, But Not Forgotten", "Walking Down Their Outlook", "Missing Out", and "Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly mastered at Abbey Road – from the original tapes!)

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsSolid Ground ... CD
Liberty/Blue Note, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweetly soulful grooves from the great Ronnie Laws – and proof that even in his smoother years, Ronnie still had plenty of room for jazz in the mix! There's a fair bit more electric work on the set than before – especially in the keyboards, which bring lots of electro tones on mini-moog – but Ronnie's still very firmly in the lead on tenor and soprano sax – and sounding pretty darn nice on vocals on a few cuts too! Includes the funky crossover tune "Your Stuff", plus "Just As You Are", "Heavy On Easy", "Summer Fool", and "Good Feelings". CD
(1999 pressing – still sealed.)

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✨✧ Willie NelsonHealing Hands Of Time ... CD
Liberty/SBK/EMI, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Healing Hands Of Time ... Cassette 2.99

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✨✧ Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip – and a great record that you might have missed because Howard Rumsey's name is bigger on the cover than Charlie's! The album's one of Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Charlie's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish Fresh Sound pressing.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerCome Together ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Ike and Tina Turner crossed over big by this point in their career – grabbing a lot of ears that were mostly listening to rock music, but who finally got that many of their heroes were influenced by the pair – who were then throwing things back towards all their copycats with a record like this! Case in point is the album's famous cover of "Come Together" – which has Tina hitting some of her slinkiest, sexiest modes on record – while also mixing things up with plenty of deep soul elements on other tunes too! There's a great blend of rock and soul – Fillmore vs Muscle Shoals – and in addition to "Come Together", other titles include "Contact High", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Honky Tonk Woman", "Evil Man", "Doin It", and "Young & Dumb". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and some seam splits.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerCome Together/Nuff Said ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1970/1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pair of Ike & Tina Turner classics – back to back on one CD! First up is Come Together – a key crossover set for the soul duo! Ike and Tina Turner crossed over big by this point in their career – grabbing a lot of ears that were mostly listening to rock music, but who finally got that many of their heroes were influenced by the pair – who were then throwing things back towards all their copycats with a record like this! Case in point is the album's famous cover of "Come Together" – which has Tina hitting some of her slinkiest, sexiest modes on record – while also mixing things up with plenty of deep soul elements on other tunes too! There's a great blend of rock and soul – Fillmore vs Muscle Shoals – and in addition to "Come Together", other titles include "Contact High", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Honky Tonk Woman", "Evil Man", "Doin It", and "Young & Dumb". Nuff Said is one of the most iconic albums from the team of Ike & Tina Turner – a set recorded at a time when the duo were complete superstars in both the world of rock and soul – and were able to step out with a heck of a lot of power in the grooves! Ike produced and arranged the album in his studio, and he also changed the name of Kings Of Rhythm to The Family Vibes – showing that strong shift they'd made into funkier modes for the 70s – augmented here by the presence of Leon Ware's songwriting talents on a number of the songs. Tina's the real star, of course – and sounds tremendous on titles that include "Baby", "Sweet Flustrations", "I Love What You Do To Me", "Tell The Truth", "I Love Baby", and "Nuff Said". CD

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✨✧ Bobby VeeDevil Or Angel/Since I Met You Baby ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1960. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Si ZentnerDesafinado ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A set that has the trombonist hitting a great big band take on bossa nova – one that's surprisingly great overall, with some rich jazz charts penned by Bob Florence, who really helps make the whole thing sparkle! Zetner's horn is often wrapped up in additional trombones – a frontline that's smooth and gliding, and just right for the bossa rhythms underneath. Titles include "Goza Goza", "Desafinado", "Caravan", "Star Eyes", "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps", "Bernie's Tune", and "Oso Blanco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a vintage price tag.)

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✨✧ Ian Anderson's Country Blues BandStereo Death Breakdown ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ David AxelrodBig Country ... CD
Liberty, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Unearthed work from David Axelrod – some rare sessions recorded in Nashville in the mid 90s, and unissued until now! The sessions have a very unusual approach – as the darkly-tinged Axelrod approach is applied to a variety of classic country compositions, done in both vocal and instrumental versions, and offered in a number of takes that show Axelrod's differing conceptions of the music. And although the sound's a bit modern at times, overall, we're surprised at how much of the classic Axe is still in place – especially his use of dark strings, spare space, and some nice rhythms at just the right moments! Don Randi plays keyboards on the set, and Ndugu Chancler is on drums – and titles include versions of "I Fall To Pieces", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Always On My Mind", and "Standing Outside The Fire". CD

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✨✧ Brass ConstructionAttitudes ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s groove from Brass Construction – still with Randy Muller at the helm, but with a sound that's a bit more bassy than before! Trademark Brass Construction horns still make an appearance on the set, but there's almost more focus on the keyboards – which, along with the bass, help give the group an even leaner, cleaner sound – all balanced perfectly with Muller's impeccable sense of rhythm! Randy produced and arranged the whole set himself – and titles include "Do That Thang", "Forever Love", "Funtimes", "Hot Dog", "ETC", and "Can You See The Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Captain BeefheartStrictly Personal ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Vikki CarrDon't Break My Pretty Balloon ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Lincoln Mayorga, Bob Florence, Sid Feller, and Julian Lee! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie CochranEddie Cochran – Legendary Masters Series ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for the great Eddie Cochran – Cochran at his prime – that post-country, pre-pop sound that has Eddie drawing on a lot of southern roots, but really giving the music a raw focus – with that sound that went onto make him a huge influence for years to come – through mod scenes, punk years, and beyond! Great mono package from 1971 – with 30 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jack CostanzoBongo Fever – Jack Costanzo At The Garden Of Allah ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever by Mr. Bongo! This one was recorded live at the Garden Of Allah, and it features Jack Costanzo leading up a tight little group of congas/bass/drums/piano, plus some nice tenor work by Jay Corre. Tracks include "Garden Of Allah Bongo", "La Cumparasa", "Birk's Works", "Quiere", and "Bongo Fever". A very tasty bit of Latin jazz, with a sound that's more stripped down and percussive than some of Jack's other LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DaytonCutie Pie (with bonus track) ... CD
Liberty/Bluebird, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Dayton – the kind of bouncy, funky combo who really put Ohio soul on the map at the start of the 80s! The group's got a wonderfully tight ensemble style that mixes both male and female vocals with bumping bass and sweet jazzy keyboards – all very much in a mode that's similar to some of their Capitol label contemporaries – like BB&Q Band or Mystic Merlin – with perhaps just an undercurrent of the Roger/Zapp sound too. Titles include the groover "Cutie Pie", plus the tracks "Let Me Know", "Wanna Be Your Man", "You Lift Me Up", and "Fool Was He". Includes bonus track "The Sound Of Music (ext remix)". CD

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✨✧ DaytonHot Fun ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully sweet groover from Dayton – a group that's equal parts modern soul and 80s groove – and outta site all the way! The album's big title hit is a remake of Sly Stone's classic "Hot Fun In The Summertime", done in such a way that it's got a cool skating stepper's groove to it – and set amidst some jazzy riffing and ensemble vocals that are totally great. The rest of the album follows in a similar mode – really bouncy and joyous, with mixed male and female vocals stepping out over a set of lean, mean 80s groovers that should have been huge! Tracks include "Hot Fun", "Patiently", "We Can't Miss", "Meet The Man", "Movin Up", and "Gunch". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin DennyExotic Love ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... 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 DennyExotic Moog ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the strangest albums ever from exotica maestro Martin Denny – and one of the coolest as well! The strength of the album is already broadcast by the title – as Denny plays plenty of moog in the record, mixed with his own usual flair for exotic rhythms – expanded slightly by arrangements from Clark Gassman, who really knows how to keep up the pace in a great way. The keyboards have lots of wild sounds, with chirps and flutters that would make Perry & Kingsley proud – and the backing's a bit funkier than usual, with some nice electric basslines to keep the groove coming. Includes a great version of Baden Powell's "Canto De Ossanha", a remake of "Quiet Village", a moody take on "Midnight Cowboy", and a jazzy moogy version of "Cast Your Fate To The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin DennyHypnotique/Exotica 3 ... CD
Liberty/Scamp, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 of Martin Denny's grooviest albums – back to back on one CD! Hypnotique is as compelling as the title would imply! The core group of the Denny Quartet – with Julius Wechter on vibes and percussion, and Augie Colon on congas and bongos – is augmented by the Jack Halloran Singers and additional Japanese instrumentation. The added sound is absorbed nicely by Denny's group, and the record has some great tracks like "Jungle Madness", "American in Bali", and "Voodoo Dreams". Exotica 3 is the third volume in Denny's great series that virtually defined the genre they're named after – and it's every bit as strong as volumes 1 & 2. Denny comes up with some wonderful numbers – working with the spare group that included Augie Colon and Julius Wechter – on titles that include "Moon of Manakoora", "Congo Train", "Bamboo Lullaby", and "Jungle River Boat". CD

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✨✧ Martin DennyLatin Village/Versatile Martin Denny ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great illustration of the way that Martin Denny expanded his groove in the 60s – on some sweetly inventive records like this! On Latin Village, Martin Denny changes the rhythms from tropical to Latin – but the overall groove is still highly in his best exotica mode, and nicely augmented by some additional instrumentation! There's some traces here of the shift in production for instrumental music from the time – a bit of electric bass echoing out at the bottom of some cuts, more echo than usual on the piano lines, and a floating quality that's almost even more sublime than the original Liberty sessions. But the core Denny elements are also still in place – tinkling piano, island percussion, and a playful approach to familiar rhythms that never fails to please. The Latin is more of a nod to harder Latin modes than anything else, but it does make for a nice, if subtle change – one that works especially well when Denny's piano is out front, but compressed a bit in the mix. Titles include "Flying Down To Rio", "Ho Ba La La", "Something Latin", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Latin Village". The Versatile Martin Denny definitely lives up to the versatile in the title – working through a whole host of different 50s and 60s easy tunes – played in ways that are much wider-ranging than usual! Some are percussive and slightly exotic, some have more strings and tinkling piano, and some get slightly playful instrumentation – in a very nice way. Titles include "Little Bird", "Theme From Mondo Cane", "Exotique Bossa Nova", "Quiet Village Bossa Nova", and "Strawberry Tree". CD

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✨✧ Martin DennyPrimitiva ... LP
Liberty, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Martin Denny's greatest albums – thanks to some extra special added elements! For the record, Denny's classic quartet is augmented by a wealth of odd added percussion – including gongs, cymbals, tuned logs, steel drums, chimes, and "chromatic bamboo"! All of these elements take Denny's exotica sound way further than ever before – and if that's not enough, the legendary Tak Shindo plays a bit of Koto on the record too! Titles include "M'Bira", "Burma Train", "Kalua", "M'Gambo Mambo", and "Mau Mau". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Primitiva (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Quiet Village ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Martin DennyQuiet Village/Enchanted Sea ... CD
Liberty/Scamp, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 exotica classics on one CD! Quiet Village is an undisputed classic in the exotica field, and the record that yielded Denny his biggest hit – the title reworking of "Quiet Village", written by Les Baxter a few years earlier. The rest of the record's pretty darn nice, too – with Denny's trademark piano/percussion style firmly in place – and we can't think of a better way to start off a collection of exotic 50s tunes. Titles include "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". Enchanted Sea is another great classic by Denny – with a nice approach that has sort of a drifting South Seas feel! The record is one of his last good ones for Liberty, and has lots of nice tracks like "My Isle Of Golden Dreams", "Beyond The Reef", "Flotsam & Jetsam", and "Cross Current". Nice sexy cover, too! CD
Also available Quiet Village ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonMidnight Creeper (Applause edition) ... CD
Liberty/Applause, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really formative album – not just as part of the key second chapter of alto genius Lou Donaldson, but also as the start of a huge generation of jazz funk grooves to come! The key element here is drummer Idris Muhammad – working in the group of Donaldson, but under his birth name of Leo Morris – and still already graced with that fantastic sense of rhythm that has him stretching out the beats, and creating grooves that would push the 60s soul jazz generation into more electric funk modes in the decade to come! The record's a perfect bridge between the two generations – with long tracks that draw plenty from Idris' drums and Lou's alto – plus work from Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, and the young George Benson on guitar – still hard and soulful, in that style he had been using in the 60s group of organist Jack McDuff. If you know the heavily sampled side of Lou Donaldson's work, you'll know the greatness you're getting here – on cuts that include "Dapper Dan", "Midnight Creeper", "Bag Of Jewels", and "Love Power". CD
 
 
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