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Lee WileyLee Wiley Sings The Songs Of George & Ira Gershwin & Cole Porter – The 1939 to 1940 Liberty Music Shop Recordings ... LP
Audiophile, 1939/1940. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Soul AsylumFrom The Vault – Live At Liberty Lunch Austin TX Thursday 12/3/92 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Legacy, 1992. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Vintage live set from around the time Grave Dancer's Union was coming out! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ethel AzamaCool Heat ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An album of straight jazz vocals from Hawaiian singer Ethel Azama – an artist who's perhaps better known for her more exotic Liberty album with Martin Denny, but who's working here in a much straighter mode with backings from the great Marty Paich! Paich is at the height of his powers here – using that warmly jazzy approach that could make just about any singer great – so when combined with the strength of Ethel's vocals, the record makes for a very nice sound all the way through! The "cool heat" in the title comes from the fact that some of the arrangements here have a nice 50s LA jazz component (complete with a few solos) – yet still swing with enough heat to groove! Titles include a great version of "You Smell So Good", plus "Daybreak", "All I Need Is You", "You're So Bad For Me", "Time After Time", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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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- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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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
Also available Different Kind Of Tension (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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BuzzcocksDifferent Kind Of Tension (with bonus download) ... LP
Liberty/Domino, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and remastered from the original tapes!)
Also available Different Kind Of Tension ... CD 13.99

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Canned HeatBoogie With Canned Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Canned HeatCanned Heat ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Canned Heat's debut LP. Eleven tracks, including "Dust My Broom", "Catfish Blues", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Goin' Down Slow", and "Evil Is Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still in the shrink!)

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Canned HeatLiving The Blues ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy stereo pressing. Cover has seam splitting and surface wear.)

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CarnivalCarnival ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Very Good ... $2.99
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

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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
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Robert FarnonRoad To Hong Kong ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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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 a small name in marker on back. Label has an address sticker.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardMistral ... LP
East Wind/Liberty, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An overlooked gem from Freddie Hubbard – a late fusion outing, done for the Japanese market at a time when most of his American work was returning to more acoustic modes! Freddie's trumpet sparkles brilliantly in the lead – hitting the same sort of soulful, stretching vibe as his best CTI recordings from the mid 70s – served up with an equally great mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation in the arrangements! The lineup of musicians is pretty unique, too – with Art Pepper on alto, George Cables on acoustic and electric piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Roland Bautista on guitars – usually working in these gentle grooving rhythms that have a soulful stepping vibe – and which really let Freddie soar on his trumpet solos. Titles include "Eclipse", "Sunshine Lady", "I Love You", and "Bring It Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonStick-Up! (Applause pressing) ... LP
Liberty/Applause, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The sticks are up, and Bobby Hutcherson is at the top of his game – hitting a whole new groove here in this sublime session of modal numbers for Blue Note – a slightly warmer set than his more modern albums of the "new thing" years, and a great indication of the directions he'd take in the 70s! Bobby's vibes are set up wonderfully here in a quintet that includes Joe Henderson on tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all players who bring key elements to the groove. Tyner's got an obvious ear for the modal rhythms that Hutcherson's heading for; Higgins' drum work is freely lyrical in all the best ways; and Henderson's horn sharpens the edges of the tunes a bit, bringing in some nice darker sounds. The kickoff track is an amazing modal reading of Ornette's "Una Muy Bonita", and the rest are all Hutcherson originals, including "Summer Nights", "8/4 Beat", "Black Circle", "Verse", and "Blues Mind Matter". LP, Vinyl record album

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Idle RaceBirthday Party (2nd cover) ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic album from Idle Race – an incredible pre-ELO group that featured some amazing work from a young Jeff Lynne! The music is a great mix of trippy and catchy styles – and in a way, the work here is almost more ELO than some of the earliest albums issued by that band a few years later – which was sometimes a bit heavier overall. Instead, Idle Race almost work in a 60s version of the pop-styled groove that Lynne would bring to ELO during their mighty mid 70s run – with a great flair for catchy hooks, and a style of production that was in the same flanged-out, cross-speaker compressed mode that would become the Jeff Lynne trademark in years to come (think especially "Mr Blue Sky" or "Diary Of Horace Wimp"). Titles include "On With The Show", "Sitting In My Tree", "I Like My Toys", "The Birthday", "The Skeleton & The Roundabout", "End Of The Road", and "The Lady Who Said She Could Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing on Sunset.)

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✨✧ Idle RaceHere We Go Round The Lemon Tree/My Father's Son ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Liberty sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Jan & DeanLittle Old Lady From Pasadena ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A goofy title track, and a groovy little album from Jan & Dean – a set that has them settling nicely into their role as one of the most playful pairs in west coast pop – with a heck of a lot more staying power than some of their more surf-washed contemporaries! The album's got a number of tracks that follow in the similar LA-environs mode as the title track – but instead of being gimmicky, they almost come across with this whimsical sort of charm – like they're Jan & Dean's version of British tunes from The Kinks – a wonderfully playful picture postcard version of California, with more wit than you might expect! Titles include "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena", "The Anaheim Azusa & Cuckamonga Sewing Circle", "Summer Means Fun", "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift", "Sidewalk Surfin", "One Piece Topless Bathing Suit", and "Horace The Swinging School Bus Driver". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jan & DeanRide The Wild Surf ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Plenty of surf number stepping out here – but often with that great second-chapter Beach Boys mode – that pre-Pet Sounds style that's often got some darker currents underneath! The pair are great in the lead, and get a bit of harmony support from The Fantastic Baggys – and some great instrumental assistance from Hal Blaine – who's really knocking it out of the park with a host of west coast wonderfuls – all produced by Jan with a nice echoey vibe! Titles include "Ride The Wild Surf", "Tell Em I'm Surfin", "The Restless Surfer", "Skateboarding (part 1)", "Surfin Wild", and "The Submarine Races". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Jazz CrusadersJazz Crusaders Live At The Lighthouse '68 ... CD
Liberty/Applause, 1967. Used ... $5.99
One of the Jazz Crusaders many fantastic live sets from The Lighthouse – just about all of which are excellent, but '68 is a real standout! Perhaps the single feature that pushes this set above and beyond the others, is the beautiful longer tracks – ones have a spiritual soulful vibe that you don't always get from the group, particularly in comparatively dry studio settings. Those standout tracks include "Native Dancer" and "The Emperor", and they sit nicely next to straighter soul jazz tracks like the group's reading of "Eleanor Rigby" and "Ooga-Boo-Ga-Loo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Earl KlughHeart String ... LP
Liberty, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Earl Klugh's definitely got his heart on his strings here – working in this warm, mellow mode that's mighty nice – set to gentle orchestrations by Dave Matthews, which work perfect for Klugh's groove! There's nothing too over the top here, and Earl mixes acoustic and electric in a great sort of blend – using the former instrument to help keep a sort of soul to the proceedings, and never let things get too slick. Titles include "Heart String", "Spanish Night"," Pretty World", "Rayna", "Waiting For Cathy", "I'll See You Again", and "Acoustic Lady (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Irene KralBand & I (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Capitol/Liberty (Japan), 1958. Used ... $9.99
Sparkling work from singer Irene Kral – and possibly the best album she ever cut! The backings here are by the Herb Pomeroy group – a slightly modern ensemble that still knows how to swing with a good dose of Boston soul – and the overall feel of the album's a lot more forceful than some of Irene's other albums, packing a punch we didn't know she had, and which we're happy to hear! There's a few cooler overtones here – somewhat in the June Christie mode – but overall the sound is upbeat, full, and swinging – served up with in arrangements by Ernie Wilkins and Al Cohn. Titles include "This Little Love", "What's Right For You", "Comes Love", "Lazy Afternoon", "I'd Know You Anywhere", and "It Isn't So Good". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Gary LewisListen! ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
Beautiful 60s sunshine pop from Gary Lewis – sunny melodies and grand pop orchestrations by Jack Nitzsche – and a record that's been terribly overlooked for decades! Gary Lewis & The Playboys had fairly successful run before Gary was called to active service, and he cut this solo work during brief leaves from the service. It may not be groundbreaking work, it's got hallmark soaring 60s psych pop arrangements and melodies, but it sure is sweet stuff, and we can't think of any reason it's been so deeply buried for the past few decades! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Gary LewisThis Diamond Ring ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Gary Lewis & The PlayboysRhythm Of The Rain/Hayride ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Julie LondonLondon By Night ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good- ... $14.99
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Liberty Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-tinged sort of sound that glows and shimmers nicely behind Julie's vocals – very much in the moody feel you might expect from the trashy image of London in an alley on the cover! The set's never sleepy, and has a nicely dark undercurrent – on titles that include "Nobody's Heart", "The Exciting Life", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Well Sir", "In The Middle Of A Kiss", "Pousse Cafe", "Mad About The Boy", and "My Man's Gone Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Julie LondonLove Letters ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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. Vinyl has a press flaw bump that clicks on "And That Reminds Me".)

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Julie LondonLove On The Rocks ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A record that has Julie London already hitting that great "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" mode of later years – the adult, informed approach that showed that the teasing nude of the 50s had turned into a pleasing woman of the 60s – capable of frank presentation of material and assumption of desire that other singers often still just toyed with. Peter King handles the arrangements, and mixes soft strings with lighter modes to really flesh out Julie's simple but effective delivery of the tunes. Titles include "Love On The Rocks", "Where Did The Gentleman Go", "What's New", "How Did He Look", "The End Of A Love Affair", and "Where Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonWonderful World Of Julie London ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
A nice, mature effort from Julie London – done with a great mix of 60s pop modes and some of the breathier styles of Julie's earlier years – often served up with backings from Ernie Freeman that have a bit of electric bass at the bottom, which helps to step the tunes along with a subtle syncopation that makes for a slightly new direction in London's style. Most tunes are still quite soft and gentle, sung breathily by Julie – and titles include "Can't Get Used To Losing You", "Soft Summer Breeze", "Taste Of Honey", "I'm Coming Back To You", "When Snowflakes Fall In Summer", "I Love You", and "Guilty Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny Mann SingersFlowing Voices Of The Johnny Mann Singers ... LP
Liberty, 1966. Sealed ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small sticker.)

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Billy Maxted's Manhattan Jazz BandMaxted Makes It ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Les McCannLes McCann Ltd In New York (80s pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Liberty, 1961. Sealed ... $7.99
A killer live set by Les McCann – and one that actually him playing with some horns! The record was cut early in McCann's career, with his Ltd trio that had Herbie Lewis on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums – plus some great guest work by Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Frank Haines on tenor. We can't stress how much these players add a groove to Les' group – as we always enjoy his piano playing, but find most of his trio sets a bit sleepy. Instead, this one grooves like a rare Blue Note – and the tracks are long with plenty of great solo interplay. Titles include "Twist Cha Cha", "Chip Monck", and "Maxie's Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with Liberty Value sticker.)

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Brothers Nash (Ted & Dick Nash)Brothers Nash ... LP
Liberty, 1955. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Features Ted Nash on a variety of saxes, and Dick on trombone – plus a group with Tony Rizzi on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Harry Babasin on bass, and Roy Harte on drums. Tracks are mostly familiar numbers, but inventively arranged by Frank Comstock and others – and Ted really increases his range of reed work here, blowing on tenor, alto, and soprano sax – plus flute, alto flute, piccolo, clarinet, and bass clarinet! Titles include "Juntos", "We'll Be Together Again", "I Remember You", "Cuban Veranda", "You Are Too Beautiful", "For Heaven's Sake", and "The Nearness Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some splitting in the bottom seam, and a small sticker on back.)

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandAcoustic ... CD
Liberty/Capitol, 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandRare Junk ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
These guys just get better and better with each of their records – finding a depth and seriousness that they might have been lacking at the start – while still holding onto their sharper wit, and wide-ranging interpretation of sounds from previous years of the 20th century! The group's style mixes together roots of jazz, string band music, folk, and trippier rock – all with a blend that's maybe as pan-historical as Harpers Bizarre at their best, with a similar sense of aesthetic play that was years ahead of its time! The approach shouldn't work as well as it does – but it does – on titles that include versions of "These Days" and "Reason To Believe" – plus "End Of Your Line", "Sadie Green The Vamp Of New Orleans", "Mournin Blues", "A Number & A Name", and "Willie The Weeper". LP, Vinyl record album

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PetardsHitshock (180 gram pressing – with poster) ... LP
Liberty/Bear Family (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 29.99
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)... $28.99 47.99
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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PlayersPearls Of Love ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing, with a bit of marker. Cover has some clear tape on te seams and light wear, still looks nice on front.)

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Popol VuhAffenstunde (with bonus track) ... CD
Liberty/BMG, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
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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RivingtonsPapa Oom Mow Mow – Rockin' R&B & Boss Ballads ... CD
Liberty/Shout (UK), Early 60s. Used ... $24.99
Killer work by The Rivingtons – material recorded in the early 60s, but with all the rough, raw, and pyrotechnic edges of some of the best 50s doo wop! The group are probably best remembered for their title hit, but the whole CD is tremendous – a real treasure trove of under-discovered gems, done in a soaring, leaping, jumping, tumbling harmony style that's simply breathtaking – a groove that almost beats The Coasters and Olympics at their own game! The production is great – tight and focused, in a way that further emphasizes the quick twists and turns in the tunes – and even the few mellower numbers on the record come off well, thanks to the tight harmonies. CD features 23 tracks in all – including "The Bird's The Word", "The Shaky Bird (parts 1 & 2)", "Little Sally Walker", "The Weejee Walk", "Fairy Tales", "Love Pill", "Mama Oom Mow Mow", "Papa Oom Mow Mow", "Deep Water", "Kickapoo Joy Juice", and "Happy Jack". CD
(Out of print.)

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StranglersGospel According To Meninblack ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US, non-gatefold pressing.)

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T BonesShapin' Things Up ... LP
Liberty, 1966. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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T-BonesNo Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Nice groovy instrumentals from one of the best little combos of the 60's. The record includes their big hit "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", plus a number of other tracks that have a similar "TV commercial" feel – like "Chiquita Banana", "Pizza Parlor", "What's In the Bag, Goose", and the groovy "Sippin N Chippin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Ike & Tina TurnerCome Together ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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 – The Best Of The Rest ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Billy Ward & The DominoesBilly Ward & His Dominoes/Yours Forever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Liberty/Hoodoo (Spain), 1950s. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Lee WileyLee Wiley Album – Eight Show Tunes From Scores By George Gershwin (10 inch LP) ... LP
Liberty Music Shop, Early 50s. Very Good ... $69.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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

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XavierWork That Sucker To Death/Love Is On The One ... 12-inch
Liberty, 1981. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
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 YuroAs Long As There Is You/It'll Never Be Over For Me ... 7-inch
Liberty/Expansion (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A wonderfully romping tune from the great Timi Yuro – one that's got this upbeat rhythm, topped with soaring horns – all at a level that has Yuro sounding a bit less blue than usual – although still with a great power to her voice! "It'll Never Be Over" is wonderful too – a tune with a quick-stepping mix of rhythm and strings – almost the kind of groove that would work perfectly for Shirley Bassey – although Yuro brings a completely different sort of majesty to the track. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Timi YuroSomething Bad On My Mind ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... $33.99
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

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Si ZentnerDesafinado ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A set that has the trombonist hitting a great big band take on bossa nova – one that's surprisingly great overall, with some rich jazz charts penned by Bob Florence, who really helps make the whole thing sparkle! Zetner's horn is often wrapped up in additional trombones – a frontline that's smooth and gliding, and just right for the bossa rhythms underneath. Titles include "Goza Goza", "Desafinado", "Caravan", "Star Eyes", "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps", "Bernie's Tune", and "Oso Blanco". LP, Vinyl record album

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Si ZentnerRight Here Right Now – The Big Mod Sound Of Si Zentner & His Orchestra ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A mod swinger from bandleader Si Zentner – a talent who's always ready to groove with the times – which in this case means that he's got a sweet 60s style that's mighty darn nice! Si's band is a big one, but they've got a lean Liberty Records feel here – really moving nicely over a range of contemporary numbers that are somewhere between jazz and pop instrumentals – probably more of the former, given all the great horn arrangements on the set! Titles include "Sunny", "My Girl", "Double Whammy", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Soul Machine", "I'm On My Way", and "Skootchy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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VariousThis Is Stereo ... LP
Liberty, 1960. Sealed ... $6.99
With selections from Si Zenter, Gene McDaniels, Johnny Mann, Felix Slatkin, Martin Denny, Julie London, Bud & Travis, and Spike Jones. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin DennyExotica Vol 2 ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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
(Original turquoise label pressing with deep groove, including the rice paper inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Martin DennyPrimitiva ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily 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
(Turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a name in marker.)

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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
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonAbout The Blues ... CD
Liberty/Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily 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 features 4 bonus tracks – including "Dark", "Shadow Woman", "Baby Baby All The Time", and "Meaning Of The Blues (45rpm take)". CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonCalendar Girl ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(UK pressing, on Edsel, with gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie ... LP
Liberty, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam and light wear.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonMake Love to Me ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Warne MarshJazz Of Two Cities (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Imperial/Liberty (Japan), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of 50s modern jazz – a bridge between the east coast small combo style of New York, and the cooler sound of the west in LA – hence the two cities in the title! The album's one of the best early moments from tenorist Warne Marsh – a set that ranks right up there with his best Atlantic material from the same stretch – and which has him blowing alongside additional tenor from Ted Brown – in a manner that's a lot like Ted's classic album on Vanguard! The rhythm section has a nice sense of space and modern charm – with Ronnie Ball on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Jeff Morton on drums – but the real star is Marsh out front – blowing in a mode that's clear, clean, and simple, but with an edge that was missing from most of his contemporaries! Titles include "Smog Eyes", "Quintessence", "Jazz Of Two Cities", "I Never Knew", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing – nice and heavy!)

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✨✧ Toad HallToad Hall ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ VenturesSuper Psychedelics ... CD
Liberty/Sundazed, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild work from The Ventures – a set that really has them trying to change with the times – and coming up with some excellent sounds in the process! The inside cover features a cool "photo story" of the group – very unusual, as it shows the aging quartet trying to act real groovy and camp it up for the camera – like some surf act on Capitol – yet they only come off looking stiff and flat. Fortunately, the music more than makes up for the visuals – as the group's well-crafted guitar lines are a perfect fit for the album's pop psych tunes! And instead of the easy covers you might expect, there's a wealth of original material here – proof that the group could still write some great ones when they wanted – as you'll hear on "Psychedelic Venture", "Guitar Psychedelics", "Reflections", "Endless Dream", "Psyched Out", "1999 AD", and "Vibrations". Also features versions of "Happy Together", "Strawberry Fields Forever", and "A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You". CD
(Out of print, digipack has light edgewear.)

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✨✧ VenturesVery Best Of The Ventures ... LP
Liberty, 1981. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJames Bond 007 – 13 Original Themes ... LP
Liberty, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Themes by Monty Norman, Matt Monro, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Macca & Wings, Carly Simon, Lulu, Sheena Easton & Rita Coolidge. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BuzzcocksDifferent Kind Of Tension ... LP
Liberty/United Artists (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The third album from the great Buzzcocks – one of the most fiercely melodic bands of the punk era, and one of the best bands for tuneful, yet barbed songwriting of the late 70s, period! Different Kind Of Tension is a pretty accurate title for this set, the last of the first wave of the group's career, with weird electronic flourishes and artier sounds to be found than the furiously straightforward previous couple of records. It's not as radical of a change of pace as, say, Wire's progress from the first to third albums, but a different kind of tension, as they say. Titles include "Mad Mad Judy", "You Say You Don't Love Me", "Hollow Inside", "I Believe", "Radio Nine", "Paradise", "Sitting Round At Home", and "I Don't Know What To Do With My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent yellow vinyl remaster on Domino.)
Also available Different Kind Of Tension (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Four FreshmenToday Kind Of Thing ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of their groovy Sunshine Pop albums of the 60s – kind of a "give back" to the Beach Boys generation! Titles include "Happy Together", "Never My Love", "Homeward Bound", "Kites", and sublime versions of "California My Way" and "Byrd Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Labels have small address stickers.)

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✨✧ Little Anthony & The ImperialsI'm On The Outside (Looking In)/Reflections ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1964/1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Si ZentnerSuddenly It's Swing ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A swinging albums by trombonist Si Zentner – some of his finest work of the 50s! Si had a great style that was part big band, part large group arrangements, in the manner of work at Capitol by Nelson Riddle or Billy May. Si's got the group moving at a nice jazz clip, with his trombone firmly in the lead of a larger group, and plenty of nice breakout bits from other instruments. Titles include "Dream Of You", "If I Love Again", "Shufflin Blues" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Maya AngelouMiss Calypso – Maya Angelou ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler Sings To You ... LP
Liberty, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An unusual vocal set from actor/singer Jeff Chandler – done in a nicely moody late 50s Liberty style! Backings are by the Spencer/Hagen Orchestra – and titles include "Welcome Stranger", "I Wished On The Moon", "To You", "Hold Me", "With My Eyes Open When I'm Dreaming", and Jeff's original tunes "Tell Me" and "You & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light seam splitting, and a small stain on a back bottom corner. Front looks nice!)

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✨✧ 50 Guitars Of Tommy GarrettViva Mexico! ... LP
Liberty, 1966. Sealed Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in the die-cut gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Jan & DeanFilet Of Soul Redux – The Rejected Master Recordings ... CD
Liberty/Omnivore, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the strangest records ever made – and a set that, in late 1965, may well put Jan & Dean ahead of The Beatles or Beach Boys for very experimental production! The set features the duo's original, rejected version of the album Filet Of Soul – not the one that was issued on album back in the 60s, but the set that the group recorded in a bizarre melange of music, sound effects, and even a bit of stoned-out jokes – all standing next to their familiar records like The Monkees' Head stood next to their TV show! The pair were always pretty goofy in their live sets, and that definitely comes through here – as the core part of the music was live, then augmented in the studio – but they're also even more over the top in their presentation here, and either sound completely light-headed from long hours in the studio, or from some other substance instead. There's a few of the familiar songs that were heard on the final album – but they're layered here in so many different odd elements and sounds, the result is like some baroque collage of 60s pop and studio extremes. Titles include "Prelude/Honolulu Lulu", "Boys Down At The Plant/Cathy's Clown/Pigeon Joke", "Beatle Part Of Our Portion/Rhythm Section Introduction/Michelle/Whistling Dixie", "We Want Jan & Dean/Norwegian Wood", "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", and "Hang On Sloopy/Jan & Dean They'll Be Back". CD

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✨✧ Earl KlughCrazy For You (Nautilus Super Discs) ... LP
Liberty/Nautilus, 1981. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Earl Klugh steps along with a smooth and soulful groove here – one that mixes his own acoustic guitar with warm electric instrumentation, and some nice use of strings as well! Arrangements are by a few different folks who all help shape the sound of the set – Greg Phillinganes, Patrick Williams, Dave Matthews, and Johnny Mandel – all talents who know how to hit the right balance of soul and sophistication to work well with Klugh's guitar! Titles include "I'm Ready For Your Love", "Soft Stuff", "Broadway Ramble", "Calypso Getaway", "Crazy For You", and "Twinkle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie's Golden Greats ... LP
Liberty, Early/Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ MarzMake It Right ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... 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". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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✨✧ StranglersLa Folie ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s UK pressing on Fame. Cover has light wear and a partially unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerCome Together (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Ike and Tina Turner crossed over big by this point in their career – grabbing a lot of ears that were mostly listening to rock music, but who finally got that many of their heroes were influenced by the pair – who were then throwing things back towards all their copycats with a record like this! Case in point is the album's famous cover of "Come Together" – which has Tina hitting some of her slinkiest, sexiest modes on record – while also mixing things up with plenty of deep soul elements on other tunes too! There's a great blend of rock and soul – Fillmore vs Muscle Shoals – and in addition to "Come Together", other titles include "Contact High", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Honky Tonk Woman", "Evil Man", "Doin It", and "Young & Dumb". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Come Together ... LP 14.99
 
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✨✧ Art BlakeyNight At Birdland Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A wonderfully hard-storming set – and a record that not only firmly put the Jazz Messengers on the map, but also set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The group here is the early version of the Messengers – almost co-led by drummer Art Blakey with pianist Horace Silver – and featuring Clifford Brown on trumpet, just a few months before his early death – plus Lou Donaldson on alto and Curley Russell on bass. The presence of alto instead of tenor makes the sound slightly different than later incarnations of the group – and the overall approach is one that virtually defines the shift from straight bop to hardbop in the 50s – a mode that both Blakey and Silver were key in creating. Tracks include "Wee Dot", "Quicksilver" (alternate), "Now's The Time", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, center split in the top seam, and a small split in the bottom seam.)
Also available Night At Birdland Vol 2 ... CD 2.99

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Jack Bongo BurgerEnd On Bongos ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A sweet set from that great record moment when Latin styles were coming into play with the hipper sounds of the bachelor pad world! Jack "Bongo" Burger was a west coast percussionist with a very similar style to Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – and in fact, since they're both named Jack, and have a bongo middle name, we always wonder whether or not they're the same person! Whatever the case, this album's a tasty batch of bongo-heavy tracks – with a style that's similar to some of Costanzo's work on Liberty, although perhaps with slightly less of a Latin bent. The group includes Buddy Collette on flute and sax, plus piano, trumpet, electric bass, and some nice odd percussion. Kind of like a combo of some of Collette's jazz work, and the exotic stuff that was also appearing on the Hi Fi label. Tracks include "Jordu", "China Nights Mambo", "Negre Setin", "Chiu Chiu", and "Mambo Burger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $13.99
One of the greatest Donald Byrd albums ever – a smoking live performance spread out over two different records – all with some of the tightest, most grooving work that Byrd ever recorded in his early years on Blue Note! Part of the strength of the set is the group – as Don's trumpet is alongside the brilliant baritone of Pepper Adams – who plays with the deftness of a tenor, but with a richer, fuller sound – and the group also includes the great Duke Pearson on piano, who has this way of comping out tunes that are soulful, but richly lyrical too. The group's completed by Lex Humphries on drums and Laymon Jackson on bass – and titles on this first volume include nice long versions of "Soulful Kiddy", "My Girl Shirl", and "Cecile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has heavy flaking along the bottom few inches and a split bottom seam.)
Also available At The Half Note Cafe Vol 1 ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Nicholas CarrasHigh School Caesar (red vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD & Zine) ... LP
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1960. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A raunchy little soundtrack for this obscure juvenile delinquent film at the start of the 60s – done in a cool mix of modes that features plenty of rocking instrumentals, some sweet jazzy bits, and a few nice exotica tunes! For the music, it's almost as if composer Nicholas Carras was going through the trashbins at the bigger record labels – picking up the sorts of things that Liberty, Capitol, or Challenge might have left behind – and weaving them together as the perfect music for a film like this – definitely a cut above, and maybe even better than the sorts of rock music soundtracks of the time that featured bigger sorts of artists in the lineup. Most tracks are short, which makes the whole thing an even cooler pastiche – different than more formal soundtracks of the period! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – with bonus DVD of the movie, and a zine too!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, August 23.

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Ornette ColemanNew York Is Now! ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
"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. Cover has some wear.)

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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 light wear.)

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Lang CookShe's Hot With 2000 Watts ... LP
Terrestrial Funk, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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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Chick CoreaSong Of Singing ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A key album in Chick Corea's shift from Latin jazz to arch-modern – recorded with Circle bandmates Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums, and done with a free sound that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time! Chick's out on this one – way out – in that free mode of his first great rise to fame, without any of the silly Scientology of later years – and Holland and Altschul are in some of their greatest form ever, working with Chick to craft a starkly compelling album of tunes that showed that jazz piano still had a lot of room to grow at the start of the 70s! Titles include "Toy Room", "Ballad I", "Flesh", "Rhymes", and "Nefertitti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)
Also available Song Of Singing (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River ... LP
Fantasy, 1968. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Titles include "Green River", "Commotion", "Wrote A Song For Everyone", "Lodi", "Cross Tie Walker", and "Sinister Purpose". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Liberty pressing in a textured cover.)

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Kenny DorhamTrompeta Toccata ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully free-thinking set by Kenny Dorham – and a record that really breaks from his earlier work! The album's not exactly experimental, but it features longer tracks with a looser approach than some of Dorham's sweeter shorter work – more in a rhythmically progressive mode that lets the soloists carve out their own space in the set. Joe Henderson joins Kenny on the frontline, and the rest of the group includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Albert Heath on drums. All titles are originals, with some great modernist inflections, especially in the changes – and titles include "The Fox", "Mamacita", "Tropeta Toccata", and "Night Watch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age and a heavily worn portion at the top seam.)
Also available Trompeta Toccata (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Booker ErvinIn Between ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the last records that Booker Ervin ever recorded, and one of the best! There's a depth of tone and conception here that goes far beyond even Ervin's already-great albums for Prestige – a mix of modernism and soulful expression that really points the way towards jazz expression in the 70s – although sadly, Booker was to leave the planet before getting a chance to stretch out in that era. All 6 tracks on the album are originals – and they sparkle with the imagination found on some of the most top-shelf Blue Notes of the time – work by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, or Wayne Shorter – played by a group that includes the amazing Richard Williams on trumpet (almost worth the price of the record alone), Bobby Few on piano, Lenny McBrowne on drums, and the little-known Cevera Jefferies on bass. Loads of dark edges, searing solos, and plenty of free flights into the sky – on titles that include "The In Between", "Tyra", "The Muse", "Mour", "Sweet Pea", and "Largo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Dolores GrayWarm Brandy ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Near Mint- ... $12.99
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
(French pressing, from the 80s – very nice!)

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Grant GreenStreet Of Dreams ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Near Mint- ... $59.99
One of our favorite albums ever from guitarist Grant Green – an amazingly stretched-out session that's served up with a good deal of modal jazz in the rhythms – and a date that features killer work from Larry Young on organ and Bobby Hutcherson on vibes! The pair join Green in a quartet that also includes Elvin Jones on drums – who provides a loose, fluid approach to rhythm that really sets the tone for the date – a flowing vibe that folds together the organ, guitar, and vibes beautifully – with an incomparable floating vibe that's pure magic! All tracks are long and very open – and titles include "Street Of Dreams", "Somewhere In The Night", and "Lazy Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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Richard Groove HolmesDon't Mess With Me/Theme From Love Story ... 7-inch
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Two great tracks from one of Groove's rarest albums! "Don't Mess With Me" is a sweet funky keyboard number – with a bit of shouted vocal (the title) from Groove, and some very nice organ work! "Theme From Love Story" sounds snoozy, but it's not! The cut's nicely redone, with a slow funky riffing style that's just great! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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Idle RaceSchizophrenic Psychedelia (180 gram pressing – with psychedelic artwork) ... LP
Liberty/Run Out Groove, Late 60s. New Copy ... On November 15, 2019
A curated selection of the Liberty Records era of Jeff Lynne & Ron Wood legendary Idle Race! LP, Vinyl record album

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Cyril JacksonAfro Stereo (aka Afro Drums) ... LP
Counterpoint, 1958. Very Good- ... $9.99
A great little album of percussion grooves – hidden under a package that looks like it's going to be a lot more rootsy, but which ends up sounding like some of the hipper conga-heavy sessions on labels like Liberty or GNP from the late 50s. Jackson plays much of the percussion, but there's other players on the set who kick in with some other percussion instruments – and some occasional piano and flute. Tracks include "Mambo Ricci", "Conga", "Jungla", "Road March", "Shango", and "Guaguanco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove.)

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Jazz CrusadersStretchin' Out ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
The Jazz Crusaders at their early best – swinging hard, and virtually defining the sound of soul jazz on the west coast scene of the 60s! The sound here is impeccable – tight rhythms overlaid with searing solos – all the best the young group had to offer, thanks to the early genius of Wayne Henderson on trombone, Wilton Felder on tenor and alto, Joe Sample on piano, and Stix Hooper on drums. The set also features a bit of guitar from Joe Pass, and bass from Monk Montgomery – who brings in a nice bottom to the rhythms – furthering the groove that really keeps things going! The set list is a mix of originals and tracks by other jazz artists, and includes "Long John", "Out Back", "Bachafillen", "Sweetwater", and "You Are Only Sometimes Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz/Liberty pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Roger KellawaySpirit Feel ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
We'll be the first to admit that Roger Kellaway's usually a big bore – but on this groovy session from the late 60s, he's playing in a way that's pretty darn interesting, in a group with Tom Scott on saxes, and Paul Beaver on "tape recorder"! The album features a great version of the oft-recorded LA groover "Blues For Hari", plus the sinister "Spirit Feel", and the cuts "Ten To Five" and "Witchwatcher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing.)

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Timo Lassy & Teppo MakynenTimo Lassy & Teppo Makynen ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
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)". CD
Also available Timo Lassy & Teppo Makynen (includes download) ... LP 22.99
 
 
 



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