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CoultrainAdventures Of Seymour Liberty (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Juju Dust/P-Vine (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $24.99
Spacey soul from Coultrain – an up-and-coming singer from the St Louis scene, and one with a really unique sort of sound! The album's a wonderful debut effort – far more mature and complex than you might expect, with a really cosmic feel that's somewhere between 70s spacey soul and some of the more future-thinking work from the recent Detroit scene – yet all put together with a sense of timing and phrasing that's clearly Coultrain's own! Rhythms range from mellow and straightforward, to more complicated and angular – and Coultrain's voice is often great enough on its own, but sometimes sounds even better with a bit of flanged-out production. Titles include "Green", "Lilac Tree", "Screw", "Girl Of My Dreams", "Swimmin In The Stars", "Lost In Translation", "Playin Catch Up", "Self Pity", "Who R U", and "Endangered Species". CD

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Art HodesGeorgia Cake Walk/Liberty Inn Drag ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1942. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Steve WinwoodFreedom Overspill (liberty mix, dub)/Higher Love (ext remix) ... 12-inch
Island, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 38 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Liberty & Freedom Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
A totally wonderful batch of cuts from the early years of Liberty Records, and related labels – cuts that really bristle with the kind of energy that was exploding in all sorts of styles on the LA scene at the end of the 50s! Liberty may not have the cred as Sun or Chess Records, but the company was really at the crossroads of music on the west coast, and had both the ears and the studio talent to really turn out some great singles at the time – often the sort of material that was very different than the vocals and mood music on its full length LPs. If you don't know this side of Liberty's legacy, you'll really in for a surprise – and even if you do, you'll still discover some overlooked gems in this 37 track set – presented complete with detailed notes on all the artists too. Titles include "Lies" by Lee Ross, "Buddy" by Jackie Dee, "Willa Mae" by Al Casey, "Little Bit" by Bobby Lonero, "You've Done It Again" by Andy & The Live Wires, "Sweet Baby Doll" by Johnny Burnette, "Ain't That Somethin" by Larry O'Keefe, "She's So Fine' by Andy Caldwell, "Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down" by Johnny Olenn, "Billy Billy" by Dee Dee Dorety, and "Hey Baby" by Bill Lawrence. CD

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✨✧ VaporsWaiting For The Weekend – The United Artists & Liberty Recordings (New Clear Days/Magnets/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Your collection of work by The Vapors just got a whole lot bigger – because this 4CD set adds a lot to the group's small catalog that originally just included two full albums! First up is the album New Clear Days – a set that's maybe best remembered for one big hit, but which has a rock-solid sound all the way through! The group hail from the UK, and they've got a strong sort of Jam flavor going on here – songs that are short and fast, but super-catchy too – more tunefulness than snark, with a small current of politics in the mix too! That one hit is "Turning Japanese" – a song that most folks know, even if they don't know the group's name – and it's nestled nicely here alongside cuts that include "Waiting For The Weekend", "Letter From Hiro", "News At Ten", "Sixty Second Interval", "Cold War", and "Spring Collection". Next up is Magnets – the overlooked second album from The Vapors – a set that's every bit as tuneful and catchy as their first – a blend of early punk modes with a growing sense of songcraft – maybe in the same place at the moment as work by The Undertones, or even The Jam – with whom the group have a bit of a connection! As with their debut, the set's filled with catchy songs that should have gotten them a lot more play at the time – a nice edge, and never too polished for a bigger label – with titles that include "Can't Talk Anymore", "Johnny's In Love Again", "Spiders", "Isolated Case", "Live At The Marquee", "Daylight Titans", and "Magnets". 4CD set features 54 more bonus tracks – including alternative versions of both of the core albums, a Live At The Rainbow set from 1979, and titles that include "Galleries For Guns", "Jimmie Jones (single)", "Sunstroke", "Prisoners", "Here Comes The Judge (live)", "Billy", "Wasted", "Talk Talk", and "Move (demo)". CD
 
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✨✧ Canned HeatBoogie With Canned Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatBoogie With Canned Heat (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Liberty (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ ... $43.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on red vinyl, including lyric insert. Cover has some staining on the back- due to moisture, with light edge and surface wear, small split up top.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatCanned Heat/Boogie With Canned Heat ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Canned HeatHallelujah ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner, ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and some sticker spots.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatHallelujah/Cookbook (with bonus track) ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two albums from Canned Heat – back to back in a single set! First up is Hallelujah – 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". Cookbook is a set that's billed as "best of" Canned Heat, but which also features some material that wasn't on their full length albums for Liberty too! The package is a great summation of all the stuff that makes the group so great – and yes, it doesn't feature some of the longer jams of their double albums from the period, but does hone in on the way they blend together blues inspiration and psychedelic influences so well – on titles that include "Goin Up The Country", "Amphetamine Annie", "Rollin & Tumblin", "Time Was", "On The Road Again", "Fried Hockey Boogie", "Same All Over", "Bullfrog Blues", and "Sic Em Pigs". CD features new mastering – and the bonus track "Let's Work Together". CD

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✨✧ Canned HeatLiving The Blues ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
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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CarnivalCarnival ... LP
Liberty (Germany), 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Like Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66? Then you'll love The Carnival! The group was formed by three former members of Sergio's group, working in 1969 with stellar LA pop production from the mighty Bones Howe – all grooving in a style that's got all the best traces of the Brasil 66 sound! The Carnival only ever managed to cut this one album – but it's a sweet sweet masterpiece of bossa-styled harmony pop – with loads of light rhythms, jazzy riffing, and some incredible sunshine pop touches that seem to push the sound even farther than Sergio Mendes could have hoped! This album features a killer version of "Laia Ladaia", plus the tracks "Canto De Carnival", "Love So Fine", "Reach Out For Me", "The Word", "Walk On By", and "Turn Turn Turn". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on World Pacific. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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ChipmunksAround The World With The Chipmunks & David Seville ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great early record from the Munks – one that's actually got plenty of routines in with the songs – kind of a laff around the world spectacular that still has Ross Bagdasarian working hard in the studio! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Chipmunk Series pressing with deep groove. Cover has bent corners and a Sunset sticker.)

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Jack CostanzoBongo Fever – Jack Costanzo At The Garden Of Allah ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $43.99
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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging and small seam splits.)

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Jack CostanzoLatin Fever ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
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
(Mono turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring and edge wear, aging, and a vintage price sticker.)

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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 ... $12.99 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 DennyAfro-Desia (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
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

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Martin DennyPrimitiva (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 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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George JonesAll Time Greatest Hits Vol 1 ... LP
Liberty, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s blue label pressing in a barcode cover.)

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✨✧ Gary Lewis & The PlayboysYou Don't Have To Paint Me A Picture/New Directions/Now ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Three classic albums from Gary Lewis & The Playboys – all brought together in a single set! First up is You Don't Have To Paint Me A Picture – wonderfully groovy work from Gary Lewis and his Playboys – just the sort of west coast pop masterpiece that Liberty Records could come up with when they were doing things this right! Production is by Snuff Garrett, with lots of Leon Russell arrangements in the studio – and although Gary's vocals are great and super-catchy, the guitars, basslines, and all the other great bits recorded for the backings hold our attention just as much! Titles include "String Along", "Tina", "My Heart's Symphony", "Looking For The Stars", "When Summer Is Gone", "Where Will The Words Come From", and "You Don't Have To Paint Me A Picture". New Directions is a set that doesn't really have Gary Lewis taking that many new directions – he doesn't grow his hair and become a hippie – but a set that does have a few nice changes from his other Liberty work at the time! Arrangements here are by Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both of whom bring in some superb LA touches to the tunes – and Gary himself seems to take a bit more time with some of the lyrics, almost as if he's been listening to the maturing side of the British scene, and wants to get past the simple catchiness of his hits. The whole thing makes for a nice change – and titles include "Girls In Love", "Double Good Feeling", "Here I Am", "Hello Sunshine", "New In Town", "Slow Movin Man", and "Me About You". Now is one of the last albums in Gary Lewis' famous 60s run for Liberty Records – and a set that makes for a nice sendoff overall! A lot of the material here was handled by other artists first – and it's bit like Lewis is letting the others of the groovy 60s set the tone for him here – but with great Snuff Garrett production and Al Capps arrangements, things are rock-solid throughout – and Gary's got no trouble bringing out the catchiest corners of tunes that include "Windy", "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight", "Sealed With A Kiss", "Young Girl", "Judy In Disguise", Sunny", and "What Am I Gonna Do". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonAll Through The Night ... LP
Liberty, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
An oft-overlooked gem from Julie London – a dreamy album of Cole Porter tunes, and one that has her singing with small group backing, very much in the mode of some of her best early work for the Liberty label! The group on the album's the Bud Shank Quintet – with Shank on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, Russ Freeman on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Colin Bailey on drums – a great little combo who give the work a light, lyrical feel, and a bit less of the sadness of other London albums. Freeman did the arrangements, and titles include "So In Love", "Get Out Of Town", "Easy To Love", "At Long Last Love", and "In The Still Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Julie LondonBody & Soul – The Incomparable Julie London (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
Plenty of body, and even more soul – a great little groove on the record at points, in that slinky, vampy sort of mode that Julie London picked up in the 60s! The album's got Julie taking on a fair bit of R&B and bluesy numbers – still singing in her more jazz-based style, but getting a nice groove on most numbers from Kirk Stuart – balancing out some piano-led grooves with more brassy backings, all very much in the style of Peggy Lee over at Capitol in the early 60s – yet completely different too, given London's vocal approach. Titles include "Romance In The Dark", "I Got A Sweetie", "The Comeback", "Come On By", "If You Want This Love", and "Treat Me Good". CD

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Julie LondonFor The Night People (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Mature, mellow, and totally wonderful – clear proof that Julie London was still making great music well into the 60s! The album's got a simple, unassuming charm – very much in the late nite mode you'd guess from the title, with spare backings from Don Bagley that often have a key guitar line in the mix – working along with London's vocals in the same style as the mid 50s – but with a different feel overall – a bit more mature and world-wise, which makes for a perfect fit for tunes that include "I Got It Bad", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Am I Blue", "I'll Never Smile Again", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", and "When The Sun Comes Out". CD

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Julie LondonLove On The Rocks (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $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". CD

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Julie LondonNice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
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

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Julie LondonOur Fair Lady ... LP
Liberty, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
Sweet, sophisticated musings from Julie London – a set that has her taking on some of the coolest tunes from the first half of the 60s – including a fair bit of soundtrack themes too! Backings are by Richard Wess and Ernie Freeman, who each have their own distinct flavor – and help give the record a nice sort of balance between mellow and upbeat. There's loads of groovy tunes on the set – and London does a wonderful job with "Theme From A Summer Place", "More", "Never On Sunday", "An Affair To Remember", "Boy On A Dolphin", "The Second Time Around", "Charade", and "Wives & Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, two small sticker spots and an unglued corner of the rear paste-on.)

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Julie LondonSend For Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
The album's got a sultry cover, but it turns out to be a surprising swinger – one of Julie London's great sessions done with Jimmy Rowles – put together with a bit more punch than some of her 50s records, and featuring some nicely playful instrumentation too! Jimmy's at his best here, and although the band's not credited, it clearly features some great west coast hornmen – who get these nice little licks in, almost adding in their own voice alongside Julie's! Titles include "Baby Come Home", "Get On The Right Track", "Tain't What You Do", "Everyday", "Yes Indeed", "Send For Me", and "Cheatin On Me". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonSwing Me An Old Song (second cover) ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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 white label promo. Cover has light wear, a small sticker and a name in pencil on the back.)

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Gene McDanielsHit After Hit ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Early 80s pressing in a barcode cover. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gene McDanielsSometimes I'm Happy...Sometimes I'm Blue ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has split seams and light surface wear.)

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Willie NelsonAnd Then I Wrote (opaque blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Incredible early work from Willie Nelson – quite different from his outlaw material of the 70s, but equally compelling in its own sort of way! As you'd guess from the title and cover, the set came out at a time when Willie was a real up-and-coming songwriting in country music – responsible for hits for artists like Faron Young, Patsy Cline, and others – and finally given the chance to start as a singer on his own. Willie's style is as amazing as his songs – very different than the mainstream, and often inflected with plenty of jazz – which, for some odd reason, as wonderful as it sounds, is what also kept Nelson away from stardom for most of the 60s. Yet don't let that put you off at all, as the presentation of the material is sublime – completely personal, almost heartbreaking, and still with all those charms that most of the rest of the world didn't discover with Willie for another decade or so. Titles include "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Crazy", "Mr Record Man", "One Step Beyond", "Wake Me When It's Over", "The Part Where I Cry", "Hello Walls", and "Darkness On The Face Of The Earth". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pair ExtraordinaireIn-citement! – The Pair Recorded Very Live ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, including Liberty inner sleeve. Cover is fantastic!!)

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Pair ExtraordinaireRecorded Live ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, including Liberty inner sleeve. Cover is fantastic!!)

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✨✧ Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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". CD

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Jean-Luc Ponty with George DukeJean-Luc Ponty Experience With The George Duke Trio ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A better album than you'd expect – without any of the too-familiar modes of either players' later albums! At the time of this set, George Duke and Jean-Luc Ponty were both playing with Frank Zappa – but they're breaking out of the hippie weirdness here to get a bit more serious – working through some long, extended modal grooves that rank with the best MPS work by either player – especially their early recordings! Duke's on electric piano, ringing out in a weird spacey sound, and Ponty's violin is mostly restrained, used to cast waves of sound over the top of the tracks, in a way that works well with Duke's soulful resonant approach. Titles include "Foosh", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Starlight Starbright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on PAUSA. Cover has light wear and small splits on the seams.)

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RivingtonsBird's The Word/I'm Losing My Grip ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Side b label has minimal ring wear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RowlesRare But Well Done ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Felix SlatkinFantastic Percussion ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Lots of percussion – and loud! Slatkin's normally a bit sleepy, but this record's filled with drums and chimes and vibes and loads of exotic percussion instruments – and swings with a groove that's in the best of the Liberty easy styles from the late 50s. Titles include "Night Train", "Caravan", "Blue Tango", "Opus 1", and "The Happy Hobo". The tracks are less originals than they are oddly-worked (or worked-over) versions of more familiar tunes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing. Cover has partial splitting, aging.)

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✨✧ SugarloafSpaceship Earth (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The searing second album from Sugarloaf – a set that has Jerry Corbetta wailing even more heavily on the organ than before, and the group working with the kind of razor-sharp intensity that made them such a big act at the time! Corbetta also handles most of the lead vocals, but the group draws plenty of strength from an ability to harmonize warmly too – not in the softer modes of some of their contemporaries, but with a soaring vibe that really works well with the edges on the guitar, and the full-on bass and drums that propel the whole album along! A gem of a record that was big at the time, and never gets the due it deserves all these many years later – with cuts that include "Rusty Cloud", "Hot Water", "Spaceship Earth", "Woman", "Music Box", "Tongue In Cheek", and "Mother Nature's Wine". CD

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SugarloafSugarloaf ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
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 light wear and aging.)
Also available Sugarloaf (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ SugarloafSugarloaf (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
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". CD
Also available Sugarloaf ... LP 19.99

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Don Swan & His OrchestraLatino Vol 2 ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Not pure Latin, but some nice Latiny grooves from Don Swan – one of the stronger bandleaders on Liberty in the late 50s. The cuts have a tight LA sound – with lots of cha chas, some mambos, and a few mellower cuts. Titles include "Oh Senora", "Ole matador", "Bruca Manigua", "La Furiosa", "Tico Tico", and "Me Llamen Loco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo pressing. Cover has light wear, a small center split in the bottom seam and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ T-BonesDoin' The Jerk ... LP
Liberty, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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TIMESmooth Ball ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has sticker remnants, wear, and aging.)

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Ike & Tina TurnerCome Together ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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 light wear.)

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Ike & Tina TurnerWorkin' Together ... LP
Liberty, 1971. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A nicely pivotal album by Ike & Tina Turner – 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)

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Bobby VeeMaybe Just Today/You're A Big Girl Now ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a bottom split with tearing and some wrinkling.)

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Ventures$1,000,000.00 Weekend ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a minor split on the bottom, but is a great copy overall.)

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Dottie WestSpecial Delivery ... LP
Liberty, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Buddy ChildersBuddy Childers Quartet ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Buddy Childers leads a quartet that includes other LA jazz players like Arnold Ross on piano and Harry Babasin on bass. The set's fairly straight forward, and Buddy's got a style that's very polished and sparkling, but which lays back in a nice easy groove on a number of the tracks. Highlights include "Holiday House (takes 1 & 2)", "Buffy", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing! Top seam has a bit of splitting and light tape, and opening edge has a small bit of laminate peeling – but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissSonny Criss Plays Cole Porter ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sonny Criss plays Cole Porter – and the results are way greater than the sum of the parts – even though those parts are already pretty darn great! Criss' alto sax has a superb tone at this time – razor-sharp, and nicely crisp – yet still filled with warmth that sets it apart from some of his more modern contemporaries – a beautiful balance that really illuminates these tunes, and has you thinking of them as fresh Criss compositions, not older Porter standards. The instrumentation is quite fresh, too – thanks to the addition of Larry Bunker on vibes, which is a really nice surprise – and piano by Sonny Clark and Jimmy Bunn. The great Lawrence Marable plays drums – and titles include "I Love You", "Easy To Love", "Night & Day", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyHypnotique ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little set that's as compelling as the title and cover might imply – and easily one of our favorite Martin Denny albums ever! There's a sound here that is, actually, quite "hypnotique" – as Denny's core combo is expanded by some larger arrangements, Japanese instrumentation, and even some cool vocals by the Jack Halloran singers – all of which serve to create these pulsating musical lines that shift and sway with an extremely dreamy quality, one that can easily hypnotize us with its musical magic! The added sound really adds a lot to Denny's core group – and the record has some great tracks like "Jungle Madness", "American In Bali", "Chinese Lullaby", "Hypnotique", "Scimitar", and "Voodoo Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Freddy RobinsonHot Fun In The Summertime ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Canned HeatFuture Blues ... LP
Liberty, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A record with a space age cover, but a set that's every bit as raw and rootsy as all of the previous Liberty Records releases by Canned Heat! The group have really upped their chops here – and guitarist Harvey Mandel really sounds amazing, and is bringing in some of the funky elements that he was using on his own records at the time – almost even making things more complex at times, at a level that hides some of the bluesy elements at the core – a factor that's OK with us, because we love the funky bits so much! But there's also plenty of blues, too – and the vocals of Bob Hite sound as nice as ever – on titles that include "Let's Work Together", "Sugar Bee", "That's All Right Mama", "Skat", "London Blues", "So Sad", and "Shake It & Break It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, and a center split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatFuture Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Iconoclassic, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record with a space age cover, but a set that's every bit as raw and rootsy as all of the previous Liberty Records releases by Canned Heat! The group have really upped their chops here – and guitarist Harvey Mandel really sounds amazing, and is bringing in some of the funky elements that he was using on his own records at the time – almost even making things more complex at times, at a level that hides some of the bluesy elements at the core – a factor that's OK with us, because we love the funky bits so much! But there's also plenty of blues, too – and the vocals of Bob Hite sound as nice as ever – on titles that include "Let's Work Together", "Sugar Bee", "That's All Right Mama", "Skat", "London Blues", "So Sad", and "Shake It & Break It". CD features bonus tracks – "Poor Moon", "Wooly Bully", "Human Condition", and the long version of "Let's Work Together". CD

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✨✧ Canned Heat & John Lee HookerHooker 'N Heat ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Martin DennyExotica Vol 2 (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second album in Denny's legendary Exotica trilogy – a set of records that provided the extreme definition of the small sub-genre that today has become the stuff of legend! Denny's still working here in his classic format – a small group with heavy piano lines, playful percussion, and some birdcalls sung by the members of the group! The set's a mix of strange songs from strange sources, all given the sublime Denny twist – and titles include "Singing Bamboos", "Escales", "August Bells", "Ebb Tide", "Rush Hour In Hong Kong", and "Soshu Night Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin DennyHypnotique ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing little set that's as compelling as the title and cover might imply – and easily one of our favorite Martin Denny albums ever! There's a sound here that is, actually, quite "hypnotique" – as Denny's core combo is expanded by some larger arrangements, Japanese instrumentation, and even some cool vocals by the Jack Halloran singers – all of which serve to create these pulsating musical lines that shift and sway with an extremely dreamy quality, one that can easily hypnotize us with its musical magic! The added sound really adds a lot to Denny's core group – and the record has some great tracks like "Jungle Madness", "American In Bali", "Chinese Lullaby", "Hypnotique", "Scimitar", and "Voodoo Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... 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
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonLondon By Night (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". CD

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✨✧ Aynsley Dunbar RetaliationRemains To Be Heard (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set from the group of drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who oddly doesn't play that instrument on every track – but whose rough, rootsy vocals are definitely at the core of the whole sound! Before this group, Dunbar had cut his chops in a variety of settings on the UK scene – both the hard rock and blues rock worlds, the latter of which maybe dominates here as an influence – although guitarist John Morshead also lays down plenty of heavy riffs that more than rival some of the heavier groups that Aynsley worked with in the past! Another strong force on the record is Victor Brox – who plays both piano and organ – always with a moody vibe that fits the spirit of the music. Annette Brox sings with Dunbar on a number of tracks, in a very cool pairing that sounds pretty unique – and titles include "Keep Your Hands Out", "Fortune City", "Toga", "Bloody Souvenir", "Invitation To A Lady", and "Blood On Your Wheels". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... 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". CD

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✨✧ Sondi SodsaiSondi ... CD
Liberty/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unusual vocal set, issued by Liberty Records during the height of its exotica years – and a strange combination of instrumental modes with Sondi's very unusual vocals! Backings are by Hal Johnson – an unsung hero in the Les Baxter/Martin Denny mode – and he's especially strong on percussive touches to evoke an imagined East, which is then balanced with Sondi's vocals – in English, but accented strongly with her Thai roots! And in keeping with the lack of sensitivity of the times, the songs are a mix of pan-Asian themes – with titles that include "China Nights", "Sondi", "Bali Hai", "Siamese Cat Song", "Buffalo Song", "Burma Train", "Sondi", and "Budda Knows". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonAbout The Blues (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hip early work from Julie London – with full jazz orchestra backing by Russ Garcia, whose soundscapes are perfect for that dreamy style of singing she was using at the time – a blend of the sublime and sad, floating along with almost effortless ease, but hiding a huge wellspring of emotion! The album's a great illustration of the subtle talents that Julie brought to the vocal scene of the 50s – and it's a nice contrast to some of the smaller group sides done by her at the time. Bobby Troup produced the set – and the album's got versions of his songs "Meaning Of The Blues" and "The Blues Is All I Ever Had", plus the tracks "Get Set For The Blues", "Bye Bye Blues", "Bouquet Of Blues", and "Invitation To The Blues". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonAround Midnight (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... 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! CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonEnd Of The World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great set by Julie London, from her maturing years when she was working with arranger Ernie Freeman! The End Of The World follows nicely from Julie's interpretation of the big pop hit of the same name – in territory that's sad and dreamy, but in a different way than her earlier albums on Liberty. There's a nicely boozy quality here to some of the tunes – a more mature mode that's emphasized by Ernie Freeman's backings – which are full, but gentle, and prop up Julie's singing in just the right places. Titles include "The Days Of Wine & Roses", "Our Day Will Come", "Call Me", "I Remember You", "My Coloring Book", "The End Of The World", "Chances Are", and "Desafinado". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest early albums by Julie London – a record that features sublime jazz backings from the Jimmy Rowles Orchestra, in a mode that gets way past the "breathy girl with subtle guitar" sound of her first few for Liberty! Rowles' backings bring in some really nice horn work – inflecting the tunes with subtle solos and shadings of color that deepen them past London's spare and sexy presentation of the tunes – but which also don't go too far, or force Julie to do things she's not ready to do. Bobby Troup produced, and the record's got all the subtle wit of his own best efforts – and titles include two Troup numbers, "Daddy" and "Free & Easy", plus "Somebody Loves Me", "For You", "Midnight Sun", "All My Life", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Dream Of You". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonLatin In A Satin Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little swinger from Julie London – a record that goes for a bit of a Latin vibe, in ways that change things up nicely – and makes for more of a kick than you'd normally hear on some of the mellower records that were initially London's calling card in the 50s! Ernie Freeman handles the music, so the groove isn't really straight Latin – but more of a syncopated approach that's different from the smoother London sounds on other Liberty albums, topped with some bold trumpet flourishes and marimba bits, too – ala the sounds starting up over at A&M Records! Titles include "Perfida", "Adios", "Vaya Con Dios", "You Belong To My Heart", "Sway", and "Yours". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonLove Letters/Feeling Good ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), 1962/1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Near-lost work from Julie London – 2 later albums for Liberty, both of them great, and both of them the kind of records that would have been classics – had she not recorded so much at the time that they got buried in the rush of all her releases! Love Letters has Julie still working in the breathy and mellow style of her late 50s classics – with very spare backings that really let Julie's vocals take center stage, and often a nice guitar line in the front of the mix, picking its way through the tunes right behind Julie's voice. Feeling Good has a more upbeat and swinging style – with some great big band arrangements from west coast maestro Gerald Wilson – who really brings new life into Julie's style with the set! The tunes are mostly familiar 60s numbers on the set, but Wilson's lively backings are plenty playful, and show us a side of Julie that we'd never heard before. The CD features 22 tracks in all – and titles include "And That Reminds Me", "Love Letters", "Broken Hearted Melody", "Fascination", "Never On Sunday", "Hey There", "I Miss You So", "She's Just A Quiet Girl", "Summertime", "Watermelon Man", "Girl Talk", "I Bruise Easily", and "Won't Someone Please Belong To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonMake Love to Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard to imagine that Julie London would ever have to ask anyone to make love to her – at least not when she looks as sexy as this on the cover! The album's a key early classic for Liberty – still very fragile, personal, and up-close enough to make you think you might just be able to jump inside the cover and spend the night with Julie! Russ Garcia handles the backings with great care – a bit of gentle strings here, some light jazz there – but always letting London's breathy vocals come up very high in the mix. Titles include "Go Slow", "Lover Man", "Body & Soul", "Snuggled On Your Shoulder", and "Make Love To Me". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonSophisticated Lady (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Julie London's got her hair up, and is wearing a classy gown – so you can bet that the feel of the record definitely follows through with the "sophisticated" promise of the title! Things are as mellow as on London's early classics for Liberty, but there's a bit more of an orchestrated feel too – fuller backings that couch her lovely vocals in a near-perfect array of strings – usually quite gentle, and often breaking away to give Julie that personal, solitary space that usually has her singing at her best. Titles include "Make It Another Old Fashioned Please", "Sophisticated Lady", "Remind Me", "You're Blase", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", and "Absent Minded Me". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonWhatever Julie Wants (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". CD

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✨✧ Powder BluesUncut ... LP
Liberty, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Bobby TroupHere's To My Lady ... LP
Liberty, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The straighter side of Bobby Troup – a set that has the singer working through a batch of tunes that are mostly standards, instead of his usual compositions – but still doing equally well in the process! Troup's got a wonderful way of phrasing – very human and very down to earth – and even the fuller arrangements of Russ Garcia don't get in the way of the personal quality of Bobby's music, which is always center stage. The set does feature a few Troup originals – "Now You Know", "Please Remember", and "Her Name Is Julie – dedicated to wife Julie London – plus the tracks "Wait Till You See Her", "That's All", "They Didn't Believe Me", "You're The Cream In My Coffee", and "Crazy She Calls Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, splitting in the top seam, and a bit of marker and tiny peeled spots in front.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerCome Together/Nuff Said ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy ... 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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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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BeatlesHard Day's Night (US version) ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and orange label Liberty UA stereo pressing. Cover has light edge and surface wear, aging.)

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Cairo Free Jazz EnsembleHeliopolis ... LP
Holidays (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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
(50th Anniversary limited edition of 500 copies!)

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Frank FosterManhattan Fever (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good- ... $11.99
Lean, righteous blowing from the legendary Frank Foster – one of a handful of extremely hip sessions he cut in the 60s under his own name! The album's the only record Foster ever did for Blue Note – and we dare say it's even better than his previous 60s work on Prestige and Impulse – with a quality that's even darker, even deeper, even more advanced from his earlier years with Basie. There's a rolling, joyous groove to many numbers – that late 60s take on soul jazz that made for so many great tracks on albums by Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan near the end of the decade. Foster keeps things tight, but he's also got an expansive vision too – an edge in the horns that points the way towards some of the chances he'd take in the 70s, but which is still wrapped around a leanly leaping soul jazz groove! Foster wrote 5 of the 6 tracks on the album, and he's working here with a sextet that includes Garnett Brown on trombone, Marvin Stamm on trumpet, and Richard Wyands on piano, who brings in some offbeat notes and colors throughout. Rhythm is by the excellent team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and titles include "Seventh Avenue Bill", "Stammpede", "Little Miss No Nose", "Manhattan Fever", and "Loneliness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Side two has a mark that clicks for half the side – but overall, the rest of the record is nice – and cover is great.)

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Herbie HancockPrisoner ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... $23.99
A nice late Blue Note change from Herbie Hancock – a very different album than his previous sets for the label – in that it features a slightly larger group, and a sound that really points the way towards his directions in the 70s! There's a slightly ambitious feel to some of these cuts – not in a way that's over-arranged, but just a new sort of thinking for Herbie's kind of groove – a mode that's partially informed by the seriousness of 60s jazz soundtracks, but which also has the beginnings of some more righteous modes of expression too. Players are all great – and include Joe Henderson on tenor and flute, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on bass clarinet, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums. Herbie plays both acoustic and electric piano – using the latter here in one of his first recordings on the instrument – and titles include "Firewater", "I Have A Dream", "The Prisoner", and "He Who Lives In Fear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Note: Vinyl has a click on the first two tracks on side two – the rest is much nicer.)

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Art HodesFunky Piano Of Art Hodes ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 40s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Includes selections with The Art Hodes Trio, Chicagoans, Back Room Boys, Blue Note Jazzmen, Blue Five, and the Hot Seven. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s Liberty pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some wear and aging, half split bottom seam, and a small piece of clear tape in back.)

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Jazz CrusadersBest Of The Jazz Crusaders ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sweet little set of some of the Jazz Crusaders' best sides from the 60s – a hip swinging selection of short, tight, and very well played soul jazz numbers – grooving hard in a way that was very big with the jukebox and jazz AM crowd! The set list features a good mix of originals and covers – all expertly played with a tightly snapping groove that never misses a beat. Titles include "The Young Rabbits", "Hey Jude", "Tough Talk", "It's Your Thing", "Freedom Sound", "Love & Peace", "The Thing", and "Ooga Boo Ga Loo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Peggy KingLazy Afternoon (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Imperial/EMI (Japan), 1959. Used ... $29.99
Breathy vocals, jazzy backings, and a beautiful sound from singer Peggy King – an overlooked vocalist from the late 50s, but one who cut some really tremendous albums like this! The session's a great mix of sex and swing – and is proof that handled the right way, a singer like Peggy could really make magic in the studio – a kind of sensual, gentle approach that's not unlike the style of Julie London over at Liberty Records! Backings are by Henri Rene, Pete King, and Jack Marshall – often with strings, but never too lush to overwhelm the dreamy vocals – which themselves are just perfect for the tunes. Titles include "Sure Thing", "Rain", "Lazy Afternoon", "You'll Never Know", "Love Walked In", "Imagination", and "Littleboy Heart". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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Lord BuckleyBlowing His Mind & Yours Too ... LP
World Pacific, 1960. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Wild work from Lord Buckley – a really unusual figure on the west coast scene in the late 50s – kind of a beat comic, but one with a vibe that was all his own – and this way with language and odd spirit that was years ahead of the flower children! Not that Buck was any sort of hippie – but he was definitely hip, and had this jivey, jargony way of speaking that put him at the top of an era of groundbreaking stage talents like Lenny Bruce or Dick Gregory. This classic set features one side of live material, one studio – long bits that include "The Gasser", "Murder", "Subconsious Mind", "Fire Chief", and "Maharaja". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s US pressing – Liberty/World Pacific. Cover has some light wear, but this is a very nice copy overall.)

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Johnny LytleDone It Again ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Very very very groovy stuff by this masterful jazz vibist, recorded with a sort of late 60s swingin' feel – but still very much in the pocket and warm as a summer breeze! Lytle has a pretty remarkable way of playing the vibes with speed and energy, yet the overall feel still has kind of a relaxed West Coast vibe – a beautiful blend that rivals, if not beats, the sound of Cal Tjader on late 60s Verve! Jimmy Foster grooves along on organ, and the interplay with Lytle is key to the classic sound – but the whole group is great here – Major Holley on bass, Peppy Hinant on drums and Don Alias on conga, which brings in plenty of Latin kick. 6 of the 10 numbers are Lytle originals, including "Done It Again", "Sleepy Dozier", "Zote", "Jungle Child" and "Happy Preacher" – plus "If Ever I Should Leave You", "People" and "The Nearness Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, including Liberty inner sleeve. Cover has a corner bump, light aging.)

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Memphis Slim & Canned HeatMemphis Heat (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
LMLR (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Canned Heat recorded famously with John Lee Hooker during their years on Liberty Records – but here, the blues group is in very different territory – as they work with lead vocals and piano from Memphis Slim, in a Memphis-based setting that also features added work from The Memphis Horns! The recording was originally only issued in France – part of the House Of The Blues series for Barclay Records – and it's got maybe a more blues-first, rock-second quality than some of Canned Heat's other material – with Slim on most of the vocals, except for one cut that has Joe Hill singing lead. Titles include "Down The Big Road", "Back To Mother Earth", "Mr Longfingers", "Trouble Everywhere I Go", "Five Long Years", and "Whizzle Wham". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marisa MonteUniverso Ao Meu Redor (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 2006. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A real departure for Marisa Monte – an album of samba tunes done in mostly traditional modes! The style here is often simple and classic – bits of guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and slight use of keyboards to warm things up a bit – but mostly in a way that allows for the strongest focus on Marisa's vocals, and only a hint of the playfully modern touches of some of her other work. Guest stars include David Byrne, Paulinho Da Viola, Daniel Jobim, and others – but the real focus here is on Marisa, on titles that include "Universo Ao Meu Redor", "Statue Of Liberty", "Tres Letrinhas", "Perdoa Meu Amor", "Cantinho Escondido", "Vai Saber", "Para Mais Ninguem", and "Quatro Paredes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie NelsonTexas Willie ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 24.99
Very early work from Willie Nelson – a set that doesn't have much in the way of notes, but which includes a huge amount of material we've never heard before – a total of 40 early tracks that show that Willie was a genius right from the start! The tunes are likely all originals from the mighty pen of the young singer – soon to create a few big hits for more famous country contemporaries – and Willie's presentation of the material is great, with a great edge in his voice, usually set to small combo backings that have just the right moody vibe to match his lyrics! These are less like demos than cuts that feel like they were lifted from small label 45s before Nelson hit the bigger time at Liberty and RCA – with titles that include "I'm Going To Lose A Lot Of Teardrops", "Blame It On The Times", "Darkness On The Face Of The Earth", "Any Old Arms Won't Do", "Both Ends Of The Candle", "Right From Wrong", "Pride Wins Again", "A New Way To Cry", "Misery Mansion", "Let's Pretend", "Why Are You Picking On Me", "Where My House Lives", and "Waiting Time". CD

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NiagaraAfire ... LP
Polydor/Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy ... $26.99 About May 25, 2022 (delayed)
Heavy percussion galore – and one of the seminal early 70s classics from the Niagara combo of German drummer Klaus Weiss! The sound here is far more percussive than even on the group's more famous album for Liberty – and in addition to Weiss' work on the drum kit, the album also features congas, timbales, bongos, tympani, and a variety of other percussion instruments – all supported by just a bit of electric bass! The lack of any other instrumentation give the album a very strong focus on the rhythms – but the groove is still somewhat melodic too, thanks to inventive use of some of the smaller, more tuned percussion instruments by other members of the group. There's almost a funky batucada groove going on here – a rich, round sound that comes from a very tight small combo! Titles include "City Walk", "What For", "Terpischore", "Carnival", "Rhythm Go", "Dance In Seven", "Rolling", "Malanga Two", and "The Third One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene PitneyGene Pitney – The Ultimate Collection ... CD
Sanctuary (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Groovy work by the great Gene Pitney – undoubtedly one of the most unique male vocalists in the history of pop music! The set's got a whopping batch of tunes from Gene's 60s years – the time when he was cutting some genre-busting and underground cult hits for the Musicor label, trilling his way through arrangements that were some of the best of his generation for straight-ahead pop. Titles include "Town Without Pity", "I Wanna Love My Life Away", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", "Princess In Rags", "Fool Killer", "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love", "Yours Until Tomorrow", "24 Sycamore", "Where Did The Magic Go", "Shady Lady", "Shady Lady", "Summertime Dreaming", "It Hurts To Love", and "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa". 50 tracks in all – one of the best collections of Gene's work we've ever seen! CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy RichKeep The Customer Satisfied ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Buddy certainly knew how to keep the customer satisfied – as you'll hear on this hip set of big band grooves, recorded by Buddy for Liberty Records in 1970. The set's got Buddy working with a tight group of younger players, in a mode that's not exactly funky, but which owes a lot to the funking up of the big band scene that was going on during the late 60s. There's electric bass underneath most of the cuts, and bubbly organ emerges from the horns on a good number of titles. Tracks include "Groovin Hard", "The Juicer Is Wild", "Long Day's Journey", "Celebration", "He Quit Me", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Tommy RoeSheila/Everybody Likes Tommy Roe ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
A pair of early albums from Tommy Roe – back to back on a single CD! First up is Sheila – the full length debut of Tommy Roe – and a set that already shows his strong ability to put over a catchy tune! The title hit is an unabashed ripoff of the Buddy Holly sound, but the overall record has a lot more going on – with some cool Nashville production handled by Felton Jarvis, and backing vocals at many points by The Jordanaires! The set is the sort that was more likely coming from Cali labels like Liberty or Imperial at the time – and the mix of west coast pop, Nashville twang, and the range of material makes for a really cool package that's full of surprises. Titles include "Piddle De Pat", "Sheila", "Little Hollywood Girl", "Look At Me", "Blue Ghost", "Think About The Good Things", and "There Will Be Better Years". Everybody Likes Tommy Roe is a re-titled version of the album Something For Everybody – issued here under it's UK cover and title. The set's got Tommy Roe furthering that Cali pop style that was showing up in his music from the start – a bit of a surprise for a singer from Atlanta, and still handled here by Nashville producer Felton Jarvis – but with lots of the jaunty guitars and groovy styles that were breaking big out of the LA studios at the time! Titles include "Switchie Witchie Titchie", "Everybody", "Katy Did", "Sensations", "Standing Watch", and "Why Do You Make Me Cry". CD

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✨✧ Diana RossLast Time I Saw Him ... LP
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Cover has light wear and is bent a bit at the opening.)

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Bud ShankMichelle ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $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

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✨✧ Willie TeeAnticipation ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Mid 70's album of funky soul tracks cut by ex-Gator Willie Tee, with a number of other members of the Gators, for United Artists. Don't go thinking that it's raw New Orleans soul, though, because the sound is a lot more polished, with more of a 70's modern groove to it. Willie's still got some nice moments on keyboards though, but most of the cuts also have some vocals. Tracks include "Anticipation", "Come To Me", "I Can Feel It", "Liberty Bell", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some corner wear.)

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Henry Threadgill ZooidThis Brings Us To Vol 1 ... CD
PI Recordings, 2008. Used ... $9.99
Henry Threadgill on alto saxophone and flute, Jose Davila on trombone and tuba, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on bass, and Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums. CD

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VenturesA Go Go ... LP
Dolton, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Mono pressing, including Liberty catalog inner sleeve. Cover has tiny split up top.)

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✨✧ Vijay IyerArchitextures ... CD
Asian Improv, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vijay Iyer on piano, Jeff Brock on bass, and Brad Hargreaves on drums – plus an expanded octet lineup that includees Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto and Liberty Ellman on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffDown Home Style ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unusual album for Jack McDuff – one that was recorded in Memphis, with a lineup and a feel that's quite different from other Blue Note sessions of the time! There's a lot of electricity bubbling in the record – and although McDuff normally never worked with a bassist on earlier sessions, this one features a unnamed player who really lays out a nice bottom for the whole session – bubbling the tunes with lots of work on the electric, and letting McDuff concentrate on funking things up with the keys of the Hammond! The set features a key recording of Jack's classic "Theme From the Electric Surfboard", plus the funky numbers "Butter (For Yo Popcorn)", "The Vibrator", and "Down Home Style". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear, name in marker, ink stamps inside, and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee Morgan Sextet – Lee Morgan Vol 2 (Blue Note 1541) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Lee Morgan's beautiful early sets for Blue Note – and proof that he was emerging as a youthful lyricist even in his hardbop days! The group on the session is a sextet – with rock-solid Hank Mobley on tenor, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Charlie Persip on drums – plus the highly obscure Kenny Rodgers on alto – making his only Blue Note appearance ever! As on Morgan's third album for Blue Note, most of the tracks are composed by Benny Golson – perfectly penned numbers that maintain a hardbop swing, but which let Morgan explore things with a bit more depth than on some of his sessions for Savoy! Titles include "Slightly Hep", "D's Fink", "Whisper Not", and "Latin Hangover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Back cover has very light aging in one spot – but cover is great overall.)
Also available Lee Morgan Sextet – Lee Morgan Vol 2 (Blue Note 1541) (Japanese pressing) ... CD 18.99
 
 
 



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