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Liberty CityIf You Really Love Someone (robo mix, vapor rub dub, murk dubs again version 2, murk groove) ... 12-inch
Tribal America, 1994. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear vinyl pressing.)

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Casimir LiberskiCosmic Liberty ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A very cool little record, and one that maybe shows the better directions that fusion has taken in the 21st Century – still as electric and vibrant as before, but really exploding with new ideas and an especially strong ear for the rhythmic side of the music! By that, we don't mean that the record is funky – but maybe more chunky and cosmic – driving forward with these great blocky keyboard lines from Casimir Liberski, which seem to be heavy on Rhodes – then pushed forward even more with electric bass from Louis De Mieulle and drums from Matt Garstka! This is cosmic electric jazz that's clearly aware of all that came before, but which also soars forward with great energy of its own – the kind of record we hope to be hearing more from Casimir in the future, with titles that include "Strident Laser Shard", "White Lighter", "Violent Absinthe", "Stasis", "Azuwi", and "Cosmic Liberty". CD
 
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Maya AngelouMiss Calypso – Maya Angelou ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Wild! Long before she was a hipster poet, and even longer before she was the Poet Laureate, Maya cut this early album of calypso tracks for Liberty – with a rootsy sound that's actually pretty darn nice! Maya wrote a larger number of the tracks, and backing is by Tommy Tedesco on guitar and Al Bello on some really nice percussion. It's really only an oddball treat of your think about the later reknown of Maya Angelou, but a treat it is, and a wholly credible late 50s calypso pop record. Tunes include "Neighbor, Neighbor", "Oo Dla Ba Boo", "Mambo In Africa", "Tamo", "Pease & Rice", and "Run Joe". Fantastic cover, too! CD

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Ethel AzamaExotic Dreams – The Enticing Voice Of Ethel Azama ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A beautiful little vocal set – and not nearly as gimmicky as you'd expect! The album's "presented" by Martin Denny, but overall it's a pretty straight jazz set – featuring vocals by Japanese/Hawaiian Ethel, sung in a cool and moody style that's got lots of 50s west coast touches. The arrangements in the set are by Paul Conrad, of who we know little – in a mellow jazz-based style that has a lot more of a torchy feel than you'd expect from the exotic title and cover, which mostly seem to be playing up on Ethel's ethnic origins! Titles include "Green Fire", "Lazy Afternoon", "Shady Lady Bird", "Ringo Oiwake", and "Nightingale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Dave BarryLaughs For Losers ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandGorilla (with bonus track) ... CD
Liberty/One Way, 1967. Used ... $7.99
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick turns, witty phrases, and parodic re-castings of earlier modes – inspired by dada work of the early 20th century, but also handled with a lot more of a post-modern feel overall. Most tracks are short, and many echo earlier music styles, filtered through a slightly psyche filter – and titles include "Death Cab For Cutie", "In San Francisco", "Jollity Farm", "Equestrian Statue", "Cool Brittania", "I'm Bored", "Piggy Bank Love", "Big Shot", "Mickey's Son & Daughter", and "The Sound Of Music". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud & TravisSpotlight On Bud & Travis ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has half split seams and some splitting in the spine.)

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Johnny BurnetteBest Of Johnny Burnette – You're Sixteen ... CD
EMI/Liberty, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny BurnetteRoses Are Red/Hits & Other Favourites ... CD
Liberty/Capitol/EMI (UK), 1962. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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ChipmunksChipmunks Sing With Children ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... $0.99
One of the more unusual Chipmunks albums of the 60s – in which the three rodents engage a chorus of children in song! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Sunset pressing.)

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ChipmunksLet's All Sing With The Chipmunks ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Great early work from Dave Seville and the chipmunks – with versions of "Alvin's Harmonica" and "The Chipmunk Song" – plus some other goodies too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Jerry ColonnaJerry Colonna Plays Trombone Along The Dixie Hi-Fi-Way ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A cool set of west coast trad from Jerry Colonna – with Matty Matlock on clarinet and George Van Eps on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the top seam and some pen on back.)

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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 14.98
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 DennyLatin Village ... LP
Liberty, 1964. Very Good- ... $6.99
Martin Denny changes the rhythms from tropical to Latin here – 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing.)

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Dom FrontiereDom Frontiere Sextet ... LP
Liberty, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained on the bottom half, with stuck-on paper on front and peeled spots on back.)

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Virgil GonsalvesJazz San Francisco Style ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
An unusual Bay Area group – with Virgil Gonsalves on baritone sax, Dan Pateris on tenor, Bob Badgely on trombone, Clyde Pound on piano, Gus Gustafson on drums, and either Ron Crotty or Max Hartstein on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Neal HeftiSynanon ... LP
Liberty, 1965. Sealed ... $9.99
A really wonderful soundtrack, for a very gripping film! Synanon, for those not in the know, was a famous west coast drug treatment center in the 60s – well known for its work with musicians like Joe Pass, Art Pepper, and others. The hospital is the setting for this dramatic film that starred Chuck Connors, Edmund O'Brien, and Stella Stevens – and it features a very hip soundtrack by Neal Hefti, on a par with his best jazzy work of the 60s! The tunes have a swinging approach – with some nice use of organ, drawn out in a spare thin tone that snakes through the best numbers with a sexy ease. The mood changes nicely from track to track – but keeps a groovy pace that makes the soundtrack a lot fresher than you might think, given the topic of the film. Titles include "Zankie", "Main Street", "Blues For Hopper", "Hope", "Tonight's The Night", and "Open House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Higher ElevationHere Comes The Sunshine/Thoughts Of Lila ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Liberty sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Idle RaceHere We Go Round The Lemon Tree/My Father's Son ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Liberty sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Idle RaceIdle Race ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1969. Sealed ... $24.99
Overlooked self-titled effort by Idle Race – who were an important part of the late 60s Birmingham rock scene, if less commercially impressive at the time as fellow scensters like The Move – and a vital early creative outlet for bandleader Jeff Lynne! There's definitely something of a blueprint ELO vibe in the mix – with incredibly catchy vocals, ambitious arrangements in service of tight hooks, and brilliant use of the studio – even though Idle Race ultimately a distinctive vibe of its own. Great stuff! Includes "Come With Me", "Sea Of Dreams", "Going Home", "Please No More Sad Songs", "Big Chief Woolly Bosher", "Someone Knocking", "Girl At The Window", "Hurry Up John", "A Better Life (The Weather Man Knows)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on splattered vinyl.)

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Jan & DeanDead Man's Curve (80s pressing) ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Julie LondonAbout The Blues ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquiose label pressing.)

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Julie LondonBest Of Julie ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Julie LondonCalendar Girl ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Julie London's wildest albums – and one of her sexiest too! The record has Julie running through the calender – singing a song a month, dedicated to January, February, March, and so on – a really great concept for a record like this, in ways that set the album apart from some of London's other classics of the time! The record's certainly one of her campier efforts – but in a great way – and it's further agumented by a great cover that has pinup images of Julie in a setting specific to each month – a cheesecake spectacular that's almost worth the price of admission alone. Titles include "June In January", "February Brings The Rain", "Melancholy March", "Memphis In June", and "Time For August". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie ... LP
Liberty, 1958. Very Good ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stero pressing with deep groove. Cover has a mostly split top seam and splitting in the spine.)

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Julie LondonJulie's Golden Greats ... LP
Liberty, Early/Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Julie LondonLonely Girl/Make Love To Me ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $14.99
Sad moody work from Julie London – 2 late 50s gems back to back on 1 CD! The albums feature Julie in that perfect early mode – just voice, light rhythm, and sad guitar – slowly, sleepily unfolding, in a style that's as lonely as the title of the records. The whole thing's great – 24 tracks of wispy, torchy vocals that perfectly sum up your idea of what a sexy 50s vocalist should sound like! Titles include "Moments Like This", "Lonely Girl", "If I Could Be With You", "It's Good To Want You Bad", "Go Slow", "Lover Man", "Make Love To Me", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Remember", "Mean To Me", and "All Alone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Franklyn MacCormackTorch Is Burning ... LP
Liberty, Early 50s. Sealed ... $4.99
Classic spoken word romance – from a great voice in Chicago radio! Backings by Russ Garcia. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gene McDanielsHit After Hit ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Very Good ... $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
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a light stain on back.)

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandDirt Band/An American Dream ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two late 70s albums from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – back to back on a single CD! First up is Dirt Band – a real shift in sound for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – as the group drop the "nitty gritty" for their name, and go for a well-rounded sound that shows off their songwriting in a very different way! There's little of the rootsy elements of Will The Circle Be Unbroken here – as the group warm things up in more of an AOR style, yet still include some acoustic elements too – almost going for a mix of country roots and more polished crossover modes, with a sound that's more in keeping with their LA roots than most of their other 70s records. Yet taken from the perspective of a mainstream record, the songwriting and execution are great – definitely a cut above – and titles include "You Can't Stop Loving Me Now", "Whoa Babe", "Escaping Reality", "For A Little While", "Lights", and "Wild Nights". An American Dream is a set that continues the country rock crossover sound of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – almost as if the group who preceded Poco and The Eagles were throwing their hat in the ring, and shining every bit as strongly in the 70s AOR limelight! You can definitely hear some of the charms of the earlier group here – and at some level, the vocals of Jeff Hanna are actually better without some of the wisecracking that could sometimes get in the way during the early years – a surprising shift for a group who always seemed to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, yet got more and more sincere as the years went on! Titles include "An American Dream", "Jas'moon", "Do You Feel The Way That I Do", "What's On Your Mind", "Happy Feet", and "Take Me Back". CD

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandUncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy ... CD
Liberty, 1970. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Mel TormeDay In The Life Of Bonnie And Clyde ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An overlooked late 60s set from Mel Torme – surprisingly groovy at times! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Bobby VeeCome Back When You Grow Up ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Near Mint- ... $0.99
One of those cool later albums when Bobby Vee was changing up his style a bit – sounding a bit groovier, and working with arrangers who include Leon Russell, Ernie Freeman, and All Capps – on titles that include "Double Good Feeling", "Before You Go", "Mission Accomplished", "A Rose Grew In The Ashes", "World Down On Your Knees", "Objects Of Gold", and "Get The Message". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Billy Ward & His DominoesDeep Purple/Do It Again ... 78 RPM
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Billy Ward & His DominoesLucinda/Star Dust ... 7-inch
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Timi YuroHurt ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
Soulful sounds produced by the great Clyde Otis! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandTadpoles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most all-out comedic efforts from The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – a set that strongly shows their frequent association with the Monty Python crowd – and which comes off with a very similar sense of humor! The post-modern pastiche is in full effect here – as snippets of influences from all over the 20th century come into play in the set – acoustic swing, rootsy rock, novelty pop, and 60s psychedelia – strung together with a style that's almost visual at times, and which leaps from the groove with tremendous delight in its own sense of play! Vivian Standshall's spoken bits are especially great – and titles include "Shirts", "Hunting Tigers Out In Indiah", "Tubas In The Moonlight", "Monster Mash", "I'm The Urban Spaceman", "Ali Baba's Camel", "By A Waterfall", "Mr Apollo", and "Canyons Of Your Mind". CD features 5 bonus tracks – including "Boo", "Readymades", "Look At Me I'm Wonderful", and "The Craig Torso Christmas Show". CD

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✨✧ Canned HeatBoogie With Canned Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small center split in the spine.)

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✨✧ Chubby CheckerTwist With Chubby Checker/For Twisters Only ... CD
Liberty Bell, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ Eddie CochranEddie Cochran Singles Album ... LP
Liberty/United Artists (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
20 tracks of raw genius from one of the first hip rockers! LP, Vinyl record album
(This version does not include the limited 7" with some editions.)

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✨✧ DaytonHot Fun ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), 1982. Used ... Temporarily 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, part of the Masters of Funk & Soul series.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyAfro-Desia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1959. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Japanese version features full mono and stereo mixes of every track on the album – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Martin DennyForbidden Island (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily 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". This version includes both the mono & stereo mixes of the full track list! CD
(Out of print Japanese version features full mono and stereo mixes of every track on the album – includes obi!)

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily 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
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ HB GilbertBurke's Law ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of tunes from that classiest of detective shows – Burke's Law! Burke's Law was a bit more upper crust than some of its 60s cop and crime contemporaries – and received some very appropriate treatment from Herschel Burke Gilbert, who scored the program with a great blend of crime jazz and larger orchestrations – often sweeping along in a freely gliding way, but always touched with nicely-carved jazzy lines to ground the music, and give it a nice degree of earthiness! There's a real Mancini sort of feel to the work – and the soundtrack steps off nicely from older crime jazz modes, but updates the sound wonderfully. Titles include "Drum Madness", "Burke's Law Theme", "4:30 AM", "Meeting At PJs", "Distraction", "Blues Downstaires", and "Burke's Beat". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Julie LondonLove Letters ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that has Julie London 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! Titles include "My Heart Reminds Me", "Love Letters", "Broken Hearted Melody", "Fascination", "Never On Sunday", "Hey There", "I Miss You So", and "Come On-A My House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bobby RydellBobby Rydell Salutes The Great Ones/An Era Reborn ... CD
Liberty Bell, 1960/1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ Felix SlatkinInspired Themes From The Inspired Films – The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing in the die-cut gatefold cover. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Felix SlatkinStreet Scene – The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing in the original die-cut gatefold cover. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ VenturesVery Best Of The Ventures ... LP
Liberty, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ XavierWork That Sucker To Death/Love Is On The One ... 12-inch
Liberty, 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 80s slap bass funk – of the sort that was showing up on the Liberty label at the time, and which here comes across pretty well. The best cut is "Love Is On The One", which has a catchy sing-song groove, and a very nice hook. Both tracks from the Point of Pleasure LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Timi YuroSomething Bad On My Mind ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from the great Timi Yuro – a set that's done in a style that's more mature and sophisticated than some of her earlier singles, but equally soulful too! The album was partly recorded in the UK – with arrangements from Les Reed and Ian Green, who almost give Yuro this British take on American soul – a vibe that's a bit like that you'd hear from Dusty Springfield, but more spacious and with more emotive lines from Timi – and the rest of the record was cut back in the states, with charts from Belford Hendricks. Titles include the killer popcorn groover "It'll Never Be Over For Me" – plus "Hey Girl", "Something Bad On My Mind", "When You Were Mine", "When He Wants A Woman", "I Can't Believe I'm Losing You", "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind", and "Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Shrinkwrap is torn in the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Canned HeatLiving The Blues ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has small splits in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Canned Heat & John Lee HookerHooker 'N Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyExotica Vol 3 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime late 50s work from Martin Denny – his third album under the Exotica banner, and almost a deeper and weirder album than the other two! The sound here is extremely haunting – even more freed from conventional melody than the rest, and very fixated on the tonal possibilities that could be produced from Denny's unique grouping of percussion, piano, bass, and vibes. There's few tricks or gimmicks on the set – just a spare and other-worldly approach to music that's totally great! Titles include "Manila", "Mama Iti E Papa E", "Bamboo Lullaby", "Ringo Oiwake", "Moon Of Manakoora", "Congo Train", and "Beautiful Kahana". CD
(Japanese version features full mono and stereo mixes of every track on the album – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Martin DennyPrimitiva ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... 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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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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!)

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name/Julie Is Her Name Vol 2 ... CD
Liberty/EMI, Late 50s. Used ... 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". Volume 2 is a lesser-known follow-up to Julie London's classic Julie Is Her Name album. The approach here is similar to the first set – with Howard Roberts backing up Julie's vocals, in a style that's quite similar to that used by Barney Kessel the first time around. Red Mitchell's bass is really the only other instrumentation – and the spareness of the set is stunning – with a nakedness that gets past even Julie's heavy turtleneck on the cover! Titles include "If I'm Lucky", "Little White Lies", "Hot Toddy", "Blue Moon", "Goody Goody", and "Spring Is Here". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Tony McPhee & FriendsMe & The Devil/I Asked For Water She Gave Me Gasoline ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two early solo albums from Tony McPhee – one of which is more of a mixed group affair overall! First up is Me & The Devil – fantastic acoustic blues from Tony McPhee – maybe best known as a member of The Groundhogs, but working here in a looser, more stripped-down mode – acoustic guitar, harmonica, and spare rhythms – all of which give Tony plenty of space to stretch out in the lead! As with Alexis Korner during the end of the 60s, McPhee's clearly influenced by older American blues, but is turning the phrasing towards a mode that would be picked up and shifted in just a year or two by bigger groups in the rock world – a Swan Song legacy that includes Led Zeppelin and Bad Company. Yet in in the all-acoustic, very rootsy sound here the approach is very different – and the record also features some equally bluesy vocals by a young Jo-Ann Kelly! Titles include "Elevator Woman", "Duckin & Dodgin", "Same Thing On My Mind", "Broke Down Engine", "Buy You A Diamond Ring", and "You Better Mind". I Asked For Water is a very cool collection of bluesier work from the UK underground at the end of the 60s – a set put together by Tony TS McPhee of The Groundhogs – with work by that group, Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts, and the Andy Fernbach Connexion – working in different settings, and with other tracks that feature vocals by Jo-Ann Kelly, who you might know from later soul fame – as well as John Lewis, Jim Pitts, and Graham Hines. Yet all work is in a country blues mode – but with phrasing that really points the way towards near-immediate rock transformations of such a sound – on titles that include "Oh Death", "Dust My Blues", "Built My Hopes Too High", "Nervous", "Boogie Woman", and "I'm So Tired". CD

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerWorkin' Together ... LP
Liberty, 1971. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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

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

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✨✧ Popol VuhAffenstunde (with bonus track) ... CD
Liberty/BMG, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The incredible first album from Popul Vuh – some of the coolest, moogiest work to come from the German scene in the early 70s – and a record that's filled with loads of wonderful analogue electronics – spun out over these long, spacey extrapolations – and magically mixed with a host of acoustic elements too! The group is one of the most organic to ever approach this formula – and the sound here is beyond compare – hugely influential on many acts to come, but never handled this right – with such a perfect balance of simple elements and sophisticated ideas. Titles include "Affenstunde" and the three-part dream sequence "Ich Mache Einen Spiegel". CD features the bonus track "Train Through". CD

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

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✨✧ Henry ManciniTrail Of The Pink Panther ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Hong Kong Fireworks", "Shot In The Dark", "Simone", "Inspector Clouseau Theme", and "Trail Of The Pink Panther". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Richard Marino+Magic Beat! ... LP
Liberty/Premier, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
As the liner notes say, "The Magic Beat is not primitive or ritualistic. To the contrary, it emphasizes the more sophisticated and romantic aspects of rhythmic sorcery." We won't say more, except to tell you that tracks include "Fever", "Ziganette", "Lover", "Rots O Ruck", "Colonel Bogey", and "Hot Sombrero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing in the cool die-cut cover!)

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✨✧ MarzMake It Right ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Warm harmony soul from Marz – sometimes sweet and mellow, sometimes upbeat and grooving – but always done in a tight style that's right on the money all the time! Marz echo a bit of the sound of LA soul in the early 80s – particularly some of the bassier modes of the Solar Records groups on their funkier cuts – but they've also got a nicely unique way of putting over a warm ballad without making things too sleepy or too commercial – almost a bit spacey and stepping, when they really get things right! Titles include "Hooked On That Lovin' Thing", "Stay With Me", "Seriously", "You Got Me Crying Again", "Move It Groove It", "Make It Right", "One More Minute", and "Everybody Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ PetardsHitshock (180 gram pressing – with poster) ... LP
Liberty/Bear Family (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Maybe the standout album from The Petards – a German group who got their start during the big beat group boom, but who really start to trip out nicely on this album for Liberty! Lyrics are all in English, and sung in a freewheeling style that echoes some of the more soulful psych singers on the American and UK scenes – and although the instrumentation reflects the compact elements of the beat years, they're also filled with really wonderful touches that trip things out in the best way possible – especially on the organ and occasional flute! Songs are well-written and beautifully executed – surprisingly under-indulgent, and with a tunefulness that should have made the album more of an international hit at the time. Titles include "Mekka", The Dream", "Pictures", "Blue Fire Light", "Sunshine Rainshine", "Ruins Of Tookamoon", "Stone By Now", and "My World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes fold out poster.)

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✨✧ PetardsPet Arts (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Liberty/Bear Family (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A searing, sprawling double-length set from The Petards – an ultra-hip German group from the start of the 70s, and one who've got a really fantastic sound! The cover looks trippy, but these guys also have a nice sort of focus too – often using hard rock elements that really send things home – with searing guitar solos, and vocals that are clearly influenced by soul but recorded with echo – a bit like CCR, but more hard rock overall! The guitar work alone is great – well-conceived, and very different than more progressive styles of the period – much more like some of the best British groups inspired by blues, but turning out something really new. The extended length of the album makes for a few more introspective moments – which really help reflect the depth these guys are capable of – and titles include "Big Boom", "Fowling", "Cowboy", "Rainy Day", "Flame Missing Light", "Too Many Heavens", "Hello My Friend", and "On The Road Drinking Wine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brother Sammy ShoreCome Heal With Me ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Sondi SodsaiSondi ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing with deep groove, including the rice paper inner sleeve.)
 
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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew TabackinToshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin – The Eternal Duo (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2019. New Copy CD & Blu-ray ... $69.99
A really fantastic tribute to a duo who led one of the hippest big bands of the 70s – performing here in a very intimate and stripped-down mode! The set's a live one – and features the legendary Toshiko Akiyoshi on piano and Lew Tabackin on tenor sax and flute – working just as a duo, but in a really evocative way – as they make magic with some of the songs that were first composed by Toshiko for the legendary big band the duo led together. There's also some nice spoken passages – in Japanese, unfortunately – as Toshiko recalls their many years together – and the package also features a blu-ray version of the performance, with even more music in the visual portion. Titles include "The Village", "Lady Liberty", "Eulogy", "Long Yellow Road", "Tales Of A Courtesan", "Tsuki No Sabaku", "Hangin Loose", and "Hope – from Hiroshima Rising". CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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Joe CarsonHillbilly Band From Mars ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Forget the novelty sound of the title, and get ready to discover a great country singer who should have been huge – the really wonderful Joe Carson, whose ability to inflect a tune reminds us of prime Lefty Frizzell or Webb Pierce at their best! These tracks are tight, focused, and never overdone – first recorded for Mercury, then Liberty Records – and all done in a respectful way that really puts Joe's fantastic vocals right out front – a clear, clean sound that's deeply personal without ever going into too-emotional territory – a careful country balance that few singers ever managed to hit this well. Carson never hit big fame, but this set's all-star material all the way through – first in a 50s honky tonk mode, then in a richer 60s style – but all without ever sounding too commercial at all. Hats off to Bear Family for giving us such a great discovery, and presenting it with their usual great notes and package – a total of 33 titles that include "I Gotta Get Drunk", "I Don't Have A Contract With You", "Crazy Dream", "Don't Enter", "I'm Not Allergic To Love", "I'll Never Love No One But You", "Three Little Words Too Late", "Passion & Pride", "Love Transfusion", "Release Me", "Be A Good Girl", "Fort Worth Jail", and "The Last Song I'm Ever Gonna Sing". CD

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Ornette ColemanNew York Is Now! ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
"New York is now" – a pretty bold statement from saxophonist Ornette Coleman, but one that definitely shows his shift in role – from a major force on the LA underground of the early 60s, to an artist who was helping pave the way for a huge wave of growth on the New York downtown scene in years to come! Ornette's at his most late 60s unbridled here – freer than before, and working with a lineup that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – still no piano at all – plus great work from Dewey Redman on tenor, who really burst into new prominence with this album. Ornette plays a bit of violin alongside alto sax – and tracks include "Toy Dance", "Round Trip", "Broad Way Blues", and "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing, with Liberty inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear, lightly bent corners, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Johnny ColesLittle Johnny C ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A rare session as a leader from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who cut some great work in the groups of James Moody and Gil Evans, but who shines even more brightly on this classic Blue Note album! Coles really has an ear for finding the hippest side of his instrument – and he blows with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – and certainly far from the mellower tones of his previous leader set for Columbia. This album's got a great mix of hardbop and modern ideas – right up there with the best Blue Note had to offer at the time – and the group's filled with equally hip players who include Joe Henderson on tenor, Leo Wright on alto and flute, Duke Pearson on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and either Pete LaRoca or Walter Perkins on drums. Titles include "Heavy Legs", "Hobo Joe", "Jano", and "Little Johnny C". Very hip, very hard, and very swingin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing, with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Dolores GrayWarm Brandy ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the few studio albums recorded by sultry singer Dolores Gray – a great late 50s set for Capitol Records, recorded with a moody, mellow tone! The backings here are by Sid Feller, who sets things up in keeping with the seductive look on the cover – a gentle approach to the music that's often touched with a bit of guitar, played with the same sensitivity that Julie London received on her classic albums for Liberty. And if there was a comparison to make here, it might be to those great records – because Gray's more theatrical tendencies are nicely held in check by Feller's presentation – giving the record a nice jazz-based appeal. Titles include "Shangri La", "You're My Thrill", "Isn't It Romantic", "Speak Low", "Don't Blame Me", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Timo Lassy & Teppo MakynenTimo Lassy & Teppo Makynen (includes download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Music that you'd hardly expect, if you only know the more groove-oriented side of saxophonist Timo Lassy – the sounds he's given us from the Ricky-Tick years onwards – because this album is straight jazz overall, and a relatively improvised one at that! The album shows off a whole different side of Timo's talents – one we didn't know he had at all, and which really shine out here a lot more strongly than on some of his records with more programmed rhythms – thanks in no small part to the really creative efforts of drummer Teppo Makynen, who duets here with Lassy on tracks that really run the gamut – not free jazz overall, but certainly with a similar spirit – all inside, often rhythmic, but with much looser, more open, and wonderfully expressive solos than we've ever heard from Timo. Teppo's great, too – very creative on the drum kit as a whole, with lots of cool percussive effects – on titles that include "Fallow", "Goldenrod", "Aero", "Kobi", "Heliotrope", "Dark Cyan", "Firebrick", "Resolution Blue", "Catawba", and "Liberty (part 1)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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John Lewis, Bill Perkins & Others2 Degrees East – 3 Degrees West (60s cover) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A classic meeting of east and west coast artists of the third stream jazz sphere of the late 50s – one that features the team of John Lewis and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet working alongside the west coast tenor of Bill Perkins, plus the guitar of Jim Hall and drums of Chico Hamilton! The whole album's got quite a unique feel – one that's as airy as that of the MJQ work of the time, but not nearly as academic or sleepy – thanks to a nice biting tone from Perkins' tenor, which really seems to stretch out in the space provided by Lewis. There's almost a similarly sublime quality here as on Lewis' album with Sacha Distel – Afternoon In Paris – which featured a similar use of space for great tenor sound (in that case, the tenor of Barney Wilen.) Titles include "2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West", "Easy Living", "Skylark", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has some aging, with a small tear in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBantu Village ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean – fusing all elements together into a sharp, tight rhythm that steps along with some of the slight African touches you might guess from the title – a groove that's not really that authentic, but which resonates with some of the best inspirations that Hugh Masekela was bringing to American music at the time. And while the album might be an attempt to cash in on Masekela's groove, the feel here is really quite different overall – as tracks are nicely stretched out, with plenty of room for jazzy solo work – and a groove that's much harder overall, thanks to Higgins! Other players include Freddy Robinson on guitar, Wilton Felder on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, and Plas Johnson on tenor – and titles include "HNIC", "Flat Backing", "Na Ta Ka", "Bantu Village", and "Blue Dashiki". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner, in great shape otherwise.)

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Gerry MulliganCalifornia Concerts (brown cover) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A classic live album by Gerry – featuring one set of tracks recorded in Stockton, CA in 1954, with Chico Hamilton, Red Mitchell, and Jon Eardley; and another recorded in San Diego the same year, with Zoot Sims, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Red Mitchell, and Eardley. Gerry even plays a bit on the piano, despite its absence from his other work – and titles include "Western Reunion", "Little Girl Blue", "Blues Going Up", and "The Red Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jaco PastoriusInvitation ... CD
Warner (UK), 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A late session from Jaco Pastorius – one that features the famous bassist at the helm of his Word Of Mouth big band, recorded live in Tokyo with a very full and funky sound! Players in the group include Bob Mintzer on saxes, Don Alias on percussion, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Peter Erskine on drums, and Toots Thielemans on harmonica – plus an array of brass and woodwind players who expand the core sound tremendously. The overall style is more in a funky fusion mode than some of Jaco's other albums – and titles include "The Chicken", "Liberty City", "Invitation", "Soul Intro", "Reza", and "Fannie Mae". CD

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Duke PearsonHow Insensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good- ... $14.99
Another bold step forward in the too-short career of Duke Pearson – and one of the last few records before his untimely death! The session departs from previous Pearson work by using vocals on most tracks – sometimes a solo singer, either Andy Bey or Flora Purim, and sometimes a larger chorus, in the manner of vocal jazz experiments on records by Donald Byrd or Max Roach. Duke himself plays electric piano on the set, bringing in a moody undercurrent that sets the whole thing on edge – and which makes even the simplest of vocal performances shine like a dark jewel in the night. Airto plays percussion on the set, and there's also some nice Brazilian rhythms that filter in and out of the tunes – on titles that include "Sandelia Dela", "Lamento", "Cristo Redentor", "My Love Waits", and "Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a promo imprint, edge wear, clear tape on the spine, and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonPhantom ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... $69.99
Incredible work from pianist Duke Pearson – a darkly-tinged album of grooves that surpasses all his other gems for Blue Note! The record showcases some great work from Bobby Hutcherson – slid into the mix in a really sly way, so that his jazzy vibes color all the tunes with an edgey feeling that's missing from most of Duke's other albums. The group's slightly largeish – with Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Sam Brown and Al Gafa on guitar, plus added Latin percussion on a number of tracks – but although the larger group format often made for softer edges on other Pearson sessions from the time, the mix here is quite different – at a level that works in complicated rhythms, rich colors and tones, and warm harmonics that have a slightly unsettling undercurrent. The album's worth it alone for the mighty title cut "The Phantom" – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "Bunda Amerela", "Say You're Mine" and "Blues for Alvina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting in the spine, and an Audition Copy stamp on back.)

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

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Jimmy SmithI'm Movin' On ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A great little trio session – one of Jimmy's hippest, featuring Grant Green on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. The talents of Green are quite welcome here – as his lighter touch on the strings makes Jimmy open up a bit more than with some of his other compatriots in this format – creating a groove that's less bluesy, with slight modal touches. The set includes a nice long original called "Back Talk", plus the cuts "T'Ain't No Use", "I'm Movin On", and "Hotel Happiness". Cool cover, too, with Jimmy posed in front of the wheel of a Jaguar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith Plays The Standards ... LP
Blue Note/Sunset, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Early Jimmy Smith work for Blue Note – packaged together here as a "standards" collection and issued on Liberty's Sunset label in the late 60s! The collection offers little in the way of session details – clearly an attempt to pass it off as new material – but it does feature some noteworthy liner notes from Babs Gonzales, who contributes some great historical recollections of Jimmy's music, penned in his own unique style! Titles include "Lady Be Good", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Tenderly", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "But Not For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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Jimmy SmithOpen House ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
Material that was recorded in the early 60s, but not issued by Blue Note until later in the decade – when they were pulling out any Jimmy Smith session they had, in order to compete with the bigger hits on Verve. The record features 4 extended tracks, with an all-star jam session lineup that includes Blue Mitchell, Jackie McLean, and Ike Quebec. Down and dirty organ jazz, played in the open jam style that Blue Note was using with Jimmy after the initial trio sides. Titles include "Sista Rebecca", "Open House", and "Old Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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Mark Stewart & The MaffiaLearning To Cope With Cowardice (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
On-U Sound/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.99
Wonderfully noisy, messy grooves from the mighty Mark Stewart – working here in the best spirit of the On-U sound years – when just about anything was allowable in the studio! Stewart's equally influenced by punk and dub, but also has a sound that's completely his own – very dark and moody, and filled with political energy from the Reagan/Thatcher era – with instrumentation from a host of other On-U label mates – including musicians from New Age Steppers, African Head Charge, and The Dub Syndicate – brooding under the kind of trippy percussion that only Adrian Sherwood could deliver at the time. A huge bridge between London of the punk years, and England of the Massive Attack/Tricky generation – with titles that include "Liberty City", "The Paranoia Of Power", "High Ideals & Crazy Dreams", "None Dare Call It Conspiracy", "Learning To Cope With Cowardice", "Blessed Are Those Who Struggle", and "Don't Ever Lay Down Your Arms". Features a full bonus album of unreleased material – titles that include "Conspiracy", "May I", "High Ideals", "The Weight", "Liberty Dub", "Vision", and "Cowardice". CD

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✨✧ Jack WilsonSong For My Daughter ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked gem from pianist Jack Wilson – a set that really showcases his magnificent sense of sound and space – while mixing in some larger ideas as well! The record features full arrangements from Billy Byers – who creates this seductive blend of jazz and strings that still retains those modal elements and sly grooves of Wilson's small combo material – but gives the whole thing a very different twist! Many numbers feature vibes in the mix – either by Tommy Vig, Stan Levey, or Victor Feldman – echoing some of Wilson's previous sounds with Roy Ayers – and the rhythmic elements are really sharp, in a way that balances beautifully with the strings. Titles include "Song For My Daughter", "Imagine", "Herman's Helmet", "Scarborough Fair", "Night Creature", and "Eighty One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing – a great copy! Cover has a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lang CookShe's Hot With 2000 Watts ... LP
Terrestrial Funk, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s funk from Miami – and a set that's put together with lots of cool moogy keyboards from group leader Lang Cook! About half the tracks are instrumental, and half are vocal – the latter with vocals from Lang and singers Mary Lucas and Marian Harris – but given that the first two tracks of the record have no vocals at all, it's clear that Lang puts his keyboards right out front in his music – which often seems to be the case even when there's words on the songs! There's a very offbeat vibe to the whole thing – but a richness that goes farther than the usual colder 80s keyboard funk – on titles that include "In Hollywood", "Feeling The Fire Of Desire", "Another World", "DJ Of The Year", "Liberty City Jam", "Chocolate Stuff", and "I Need You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOne Flight Up ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so – and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' The Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. NOTE – Cover has a cut corner and is stained and wrinkled at the bottom right, with wide clear tape holding the seam.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenGreen Street (second cover) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums as a leader from guitar genius Grant Green – and a set that shows off a different side of his talents than some of his other records of the time! The date has Grant working in a trio – with Ben Tucker on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – a super rhythm duo who are both soulful and modern, and who really have a great sense of matching the right modes of Green's guitar – which includes a number of those strong, long runs that always leave us breathless in these early years. The album has no Hammond or tenor – more frequent pairings with Green's instrument – and the open space really gives you the chance to hear what a completely inventive player Grant was, right from the start. The whole thing's great – and the album's got some great original titles that include "No 1 Green Street", "Grant's Dimensions", and "Green With Envy" – all of which sound a lot better than their gimmicky titles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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✨✧ Tubby Hayes & Jack CostanzoEquation In Rhythm ... CD
Fontana (UK), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking set of Latin Jazz from the early 60s – and a Trans-Atlantic one as well! The album's a rare set by American percussion Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – recorded in London, with help from some of that city's great jazz players at the time. The feel of the material is a bit similar to some of Costanzo's American work for Liberty and Atlantic at the time – but also has a style that's freer, and more exotic – steeped in the cross-cultural vibe of the post-colonial London scene of the time. Most tracks feature a larger group led by Costanzo, with breakout solo performances that include trumpet by Shake Keane, drums by Phil Seaman, and flute by "Little Jesus" – who is most likely West Indian/Brit Jazz legend Harold McNair, as we'd certainly guess from his very soulful solo work! A few other tracks have Costanzo playing with the larger Tubby Hayes group – hitting a modal jazz groove that's right up there with Hayes' own great work of the time, and which is as hip as anything coming out of the states at the time. There's a wonderful feel throughout the session – otherworldly, almost – with far more than just the combination of Latin jazz and British influences that you'd guess from the cover! Titles include "Southern Suite", "Lament For Cello", "Semliki Torrent", "Question & Answer", "Tribal Supoena", and "Bongo Montuno". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark set for Blue Note – one that features Freddie Hubbard working in raw, firey, freewheeling territory – given space that few other players at the label were getting at the time! The two volume set features tracks recorded live at Club La Marchal in Brooklyn – and have Hubbard working with a completely hip group that features Lee Morgan, James Spaulding, Harold Mabern, Larry Ridley, Pete La Roca, and Big Black on conga. Each side of the album features one long track – and this first volume features the tunes "Pensativa" and "Walkin" – done in an extended style that's much rougher and rawer than Hubbard's studio albums of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonTotal Eclipse ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant collaboration between vibist Bobby Hutcherson and reedman Harold Land – the first Blue Note album to feature the talents of the pair together, and a stone classic from the very first note! Hutcherson had already been making big waves for the label with his earlier sides – some avant, some soulful, all great – but adding Land's magical tenor and flute to the mix really opens his sound up a lot, and unlocks a lyrical quality in Bobby's music that really points the way to his flourishing years in the 70s! Yet all is not totally sweet – as both Land and Hutcherson maintain an edginess on the record that makes it more of a progression from the "new thing" years than a break – and pianist Chick Corea is on hand, moving through a very similar path in his own music too. Other players include Reggie Johnson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums – and the tracks are nice and long, with that free-wheeling soulful sound that Land seemed to nicely bring to Hutcherson's playing. Titles include "Herzog", "Same Shame", "Maxtrix", "Total Eclipse", and "Pompeian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing – a great copy!)

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

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✨✧ Horace SilverJody Grind ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic turning point for the great Horace Silver – a set that's still got the soul jazz groove of some of his earlier 60s hits – but which also has the pianist really making magic with some of the younger players on the scene – in a lineup that features the young Woody Shaw on trumpet, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Tyrone Washington on tenor sax! As with Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan at the time, there's an openness to some of Silver's writing and arranging here that's really great – as if he's absorbing some of the qualities of the new thing generation, but never going there himself – and instead just finding a way to color his music with really fresh energy and tones. Larry Ridley is on bass and Roger Humphries is on drums – completing a really fantastic lineup – and titles include the title cut "The Jody Grind" – is an enduring funky jazz classic – plus "Blue Silver", "Mary Lou", "Mexican Hip Dance", "Grease Piece", and "Dimples". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Liberty pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small mark from a sticker in one corner, but is nice overall.)
Also available Jody Grind ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Horace SilverSerenade To A Soul Sister ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The quintessential sound of late 60s Horace Silver – on one hand still very much in the Blue Note soul jazz groove that earned him plenty of jukebox single play, but on the other hand really stretching out with a style that's a bit more righteous than before! Horace shows that he can still pen a hit when he wants – and gave the world the tune "Psychedelic Sally" with this set – but he also displays a penchant for more complicated rhythms and freer horn expressions on beautiful tunes like "Kindred Spirits", "Rain Dance", and "Jungle Juice". The group's filled with great players – from tenor work by Stanley Turrentine and Bennie Maupin, trumpet by Charles Tolliver, and drums by a young Billy Cobham! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Label has a name in pen. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 2.)

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✨✧ Lonnie SmithThink! ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal album from Hammond giant Lonnie Smith – a bold statement that really gives the organist his own identity after some killer work in the combos of Lou Donaldson and George Benson! Lonnie's one of the key flag-fliers of the new style of funky organ jazz – a mode different from the earlier styles of Jimmy Smith or Jimmy McGriff – leaner, cleaner, and often tied heavily to the drums – which, in this case, are handled by Marion Booker Jr, but in a way that recalls some of the Idris Muhammad greatness on other Blue Note albums of the time. The mighty Pucho (of Latin Soul Brothers fame) plays added timbales, and there's also two more conga players – ensuring a tight, yet complex sort of groove – and the frontline features Lee Morgan on trumpet, David Newman on tenor and flute, and Melvin Sparks on guitar. Tracks are long, with complicated rhythms – and soulful yet sophisticated solos to match – and titles include the seminal "Son Of Ice Bag", a great cover of "Think", and the tracks "Slouchin", "Call Of The Wild", and "Three Blind Mice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing.)
Also available Think! ... CD 12.99
 
 
 



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