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✨✧ Snoop LionLighters Up (main, inst) ... 12-inch
RCA, 2013. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Featuring Mavado and Popcaan. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Sleeve appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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✨✧ Jah LionColombia Colly (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest mainstream 70s efforts from Lee Scratch Perry – a wonderful collaboration with Jah Lion – who serves up rhymes of knowledge and wisdom over some dubby genius from Scratch himself! The album skews towards the roots side of the spectrum, but has a looser, more open vibe too – as Jah Lion (aka Jah Lloyd) really lets his words space out amidst the fantastic production – really waiting his time for the rhythms to flow, then letting his vocals come in right on the money! The whole thing is great – virtually a blueprint for the entire On-U Sound label – with titles that include "Wisdom", "Dread In A Jamdong", "Flashing Whip", "Black Lion", "Fat Man", "Black Lion", "Little Sally Dater", "Hay Fever", and "Colombia Colly". LP, Vinyl record album


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HoggSolar Phallic Lion EP ... 12-inch
Scrapes, 2016. Very Good (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Bruce SpringsteenTracks Sampler –- I Wanna Be With You/Lion's Den/Part Man, Part Monkey ... CD
Columbia, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $0.99
4 track promotional sampler from the box set. CD

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✨✧ Yabby YouConquering Lion ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), New Copy ... About April 23, 2021
... CD

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✨✧ Yabby YouConquering Lion ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), New Copy ... About April 23, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSound Effects Vol 3 – From A Cat's Meow To A Lion's Roar, From A Pistol Shot To A World War ... LP
Major, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a catalog number written in marker on front and back.)

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✨✧ VariousSound Effects Vol 4 – From A Cat's Meow To A Lion's Roar, From A Pistol Shot To A World War ... LP
Major, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a catalog number written in marker on front and back.)

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✨✧ Bill Jennings & Leo ParkerBilly In The Lion's Den ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early material cut by these two strong soul jazz players! Jennings is sounding nice and raw, caught here before he toned down his style a bit for Prestige – and Parker's in much more of a hard-blowing style than you'd guess from his smoother recordings for Blue Note. Both players open up in tight, hard, short format – as on some of the best R&B-tinged King jazz sides. Titles include "Get Hot", "Just You Just Me", "Down To Earth", "Billy In The Lion's Den", and "Stuffy". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing, on Swingtime.)
 
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Dominique Blanc-FrancardAilleurs ... LP
Riviera/Lion, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A hell of a record from the French scene of the early 70s – released by an artist who'd worked in the backdrop of many famous productions at the time, but who really bursts forth here with his own sort of special genius! The record is definitely a rock set, but often defies categorization, too – like some of those unique French recordings of the period, which were able to draw on so many different strands and styles at once – all without caring if they ever fell into any sort of specific genre! Instrumentation mixed acoustic guitar with freakier, fuzzier touches – and the sonic mix is sublime, with all these unusual elements percolating back and forth – really making the whole thing sound very different than anything from the Anglo world. Dominique handled most of the arrangements himself, recording at the legendary Studio Du Chateau D'Herouville, where he was in residence – and titles include "Il Est Fou", "Arrete De Rever", "Laissez Ce Reveil", "Ballade Extra Terrestre", "Icare", "Jeudi Je T'Aime", and "Ah Que C'Est Bon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes!)

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Jeff CarneyImperfect Space Journeys (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Audio File/Lion, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A cassette-only rarity from the glory days of the tape-based new age underground – but a set that's much more strongly in line with 70s masterpieces from the German electronic music pioneers! Jeff Carney plays his instrumentation live here, and in ways that are hardly meditative or relaxing – as the whole thing really takes off into the cosmos with the sorts of sounds that would have made Klaus Schulze or Edgar Froese mighty mighty proud – long-spun tunes that pulsate with all these extended lines on keyboards and organs, used with bits of effects and just a touch of sequencer – all played live, with no overdubs or tapes. Titles include "Toys", "Trip", "Safety Hazard", "Voyage Of The Filters", and "Cloud 9". 2LP set also features bonus tracks – "Earth Escape", "Quark", and "Wailing Wall". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandAt Her Majesty's Pleasure ... LP
Black Lion, 1969. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest long-form albums from the Clarke Boland Big Band – a sophisticated suite that not only shows off the writing ability of Francy Boland, but also demonstrates the group's ability to swing like a mofo, even when things are serious! The album's a jazz suite written by Boland, and dedicated to the great prisons of England – where Johnny Griffin was once kept "At Her Majesty's Pleasure", due to non-payment of some income tax. The experience of Griffin led Boland to explore the idea of the British penal system with a number of powerful emotional themes, and the result of this writing is one of the CBBB's best albums of the late 60s – filled with rich colors and tones that go far beyond the earlier modes of the group, but without some of the too-complicated elements that sometimes show up in later suites. A good part of the album's success comes from the strength of the soloists – players who include Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Tony Coe on clarinet, Sahib Shihab on flute and soprano, Kenny Wheeler and Benny Bailey on trumpets, and Ake Persson and Nat Peck on trombones. Titles include "Pentonville", "Wormwood Scrubs", "Doing Time", "Broadmoor", and "Going Straight". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has moderate wear, aging and splitting with some marker on the front.)

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Johnny GriffinHush A Bye (The Man I Love/You Leave Me Breathless/bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
An expanded version of this famous series of recordings – originally issued on two different records by the Black Lion label, and expanded here with bonus material! The record's n astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, Dexter Gordon's famous home in the late 60s – but a place that was also a showcase for the new sort of energy that Griffin was bringing to his horn at the time! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Indiana", "Old Folks", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Night In Tunisia", "Leave Me Alone Blues", "All The Things You Are", "The Masquerade Is Over", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". CD

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Johnny GriffinMan I Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. New Copy ... $28.99 29.98
An astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, Dexter Gordon's famous home in the late 60s – but a place that was also a showcase for the new sort of energy that Griffin was bringing to his horn at the time! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Helen HumesOn The Sunny Side Of The Street ... LP
Black Lion, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A 1974 live recording at the Montreux Jazz Festival – with backing by a small group that features Buddy Tate on tenor, and either Earl Hines or Jay McShann on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Plastic CloudPlastic Cloud ... LP
Pacemaker Entertainment/Lion (Canada), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A legendary set from the Canadian 60s underground – a landmark record from a group who've gone onto become huge over the years with psych collectors, even though they never cracked the charts (or the US market) at the time! The set's way more than just another obscure rock release – as it's got a sharpness, tightness, and sense of songcraft that matches some of the bigger names in the US scene at the time – put together with a style that knows when to open up, but never loses itself in self-indulgence either. There's some surprisingly strong harmonies throughout the tunes – which often have a fuzzy, rollicking edge, but without losing sight of the sunny groove – and titles include "Epistle To Paradise", "Shadows Of Your Mind", "Art's A Happy Man", "Bridge Under A Sky", the epic centerpiece "You Don't Care", "Face Behind The Sun", "Dainty General Rides", and "Civilization Machine". LP, Vinyl record album

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PleaseCircus Days – A Collection Of Demos & Studio Recordings 1967 to 1969 ... CD
Lion/Acme, Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautiful early work from Please – aka Peter Dunton, who went onto more famous underground activity in the seminal jazz psych group T2! The music here shares a lot of the melodic qualities of that great group – music that's certainly rock, but which borrows freely from some of the hipper jazz styles of the time – especially modal jazz, which seems to influence the rhythms amidst the acoustic guitar and vocals! Most of the tracks are relatively spare, but have a full sort of energy because of this influence – and a few of the demo tracks are maybe straighter folk/rock, but still have a really wonderful sound. Titles include "One More Chance", "Said & Done", "Eternity", "Gently As You Feel", "To Dream", "Don't Mind Me", "Circus Man", "Silent Falling", "Lord Of Misrule", and "Nothing's What It Seems". CD

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Sun RaCalling Planet Earth ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Live brilliance from the Sun Ra Arkestra – a set recorded in Tivoli in 1971, with a mix of modes that has the Arkestra swinging from spiritual passages to some very outside moments as well – sometimes with a sense of texture that's extremely powerful! The first half of the set features a number of takes on "Discipline", mixed with "Love In Outer Space", "Satellites Are Spinning", and "Enlightenment" – as percussion seems higher in the mix than most other instruments, but in a very cool way. The second half features longer, more discrete tracks – including a righteous version of "Calling Planet Earth", the very outside "The Outers", and a return to rhythm on "Adventures In Outer Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sinn SisamouthGroove Club Vol 4 – Sinn Sisamouth ... LP
Lion/Pearl Of Asia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
The first-ever western collection to pay tribute to the lost legacy of Sinn Sisamouth – easily one of the coolest singers in Cambodia, before the Khmer Rouge shut down his career along with the rest of mainstream society! Sinn's got this amazing voice – surprisingly deep for a little guy – with a range of feeling that comes through even if you can't understand the language – all these amazing inflections and expressions, which are often set here to groovy 60s-styled instrumentation – lots of twangy guitar, and occasional appearances by female singers Pen Ran and Ros Sereysothea – who were also a big part of the overall Sisamouth sound. The set's the product of years of work rescuing these lost singles – done in conjunction with Sinn's estate, and complete with a beautiful booklet of notes and vintage images. Titles include "Vong Veng Leu Khneuy", "Rom A Go Go", "Hala Hala", "Hean Slab Prous Borng", "K'Out Chheam", "Jot My Maju Reach", "Oun Euy Sdab Pkor", "Nov The Prathna", and "Neuk Oun Chea Nich". LP, Vinyl record album

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Spiral GalaxySpiral Galaxy ... LP
Cardinal Fuzz/Lion, 2020. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A very heady set of contemporary psych – music that's as trippy as it is meditative – and which almost feels like some sort of collaboration between Iasos and Spacemen 3! There's vocals on the record, but they're very muted – and most of the focus is on longform guitar lines, mixed with some really nice flute – and occasional bits of sitar, which are a nice surprise, and really help flavor the sound with the flute! Plastic Crimewave is in the group, and the whole thing's got a vibe that's similar to some of his recent project – on an album that features four long songs – "Celestial Omen", "Tragique Mechanique", "Machine D", and "Pendlewitches". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spiral Galaxy ... LP 18.99

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Spiral GalaxySpiral Galaxy ... LP
Cardinal Fuzz/Lion, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A very heady set of contemporary psych – music that's as trippy as it is meditative – and which almost feels like some sort of collaboration between Iasos and Spacemen 3! There's vocals on the record, but they're very muted – and most of the focus is on longform guitar lines, mixed with some really nice flute – and occasional bits of sitar, which are a nice surprise, and really help flavor the sound with the flute! Plastic Crimewave is in the group, and the whole thing's got a vibe that's similar to some of his recent project – on an album that features four long songs – "Celestial Omen", "Tragique Mechanique", "Machine D", and "Pendlewitches". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies.)
Also available Spiral Galaxy ... LP 16.99

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Art TatumTea For Two ... CD
Black Lion, 1945. Used ... $6.99
Includes 20 tracks featuring Tiny Grimes, Ben Webster, Benny Morton, Edmond Hall, Roy Eldridge, and Slam Stewart. CD
(Out of print, mid-90's Black Lion pressing.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorTrance ... CD
Black Lion (UK), 1962. Used ... $9.99
Expanded CD reissue of a famous session that Cecil recorded at the Cafe Monmartre in Copenhagen in 1962 – and which was originally issued on Debut Records. Cecil's playing with Jimmy Lyons and Arthur "Sunny" Murray, and the recording's a great document of a key transitional period in his career – as tracks are really getting out there, with a lot more freedom than on earlier American sessions, but still with a bit of a jazz-based pulse. All tracks are long, and titles include "Trance", "Call", "Lena", and "D Trad, That's What". CD also features a 2nd reading of "Call". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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Ben WebsterSaturday Night At The Montmartre (plus Midnight & Sunday Morning) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1965. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99
A really great package – one that brings together three different albums on the Black Lion label, all of which were recorded during the same live sessions at the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen! Ben Webster's tone is wonderful here – that mature, mellow sound that he brought to some of his standout live dates – and which is captured here in the kind of relaxed, soloist-focused setting that always makes 60s recordings from the Cafe Montmartre so great! The group is a familiar one for the house – Kenny Drew on piano, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – but it's clear that Ben's the main star, and steps out on the kind of tenor solos really set him apart from the rest – on a record that's also one of his best from the decade! 2CD set features 21 tracks in all – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Londonderry Air", "My Romance", "Misty", "That's All", "Yesterdays", "Perdido", "Teach Me Tonight", "Friskin The Frog", "Stormy Weather", and "Blues For Herluf". CD
(Great 2CD paper sleeve pressing!)

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VariousAyahuasca – Cumbias Psicodelicas Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
A totally cool collection of unusual cumbia cuts from 70s Peru – music that definitely earns the psychedelic tag promised in the title, given its heavy use of electric guitars and trippy production! The style here is different than more familiar cumbia from Colombia – rooted in the rhythmic approach, but taken to really new territory by the artists on the set – some of whom were likely garage and psych combos, able to turn their style towards the new groove of the time! Many of the tracks are instrumentals – which furthers their unusual feel, as the vibe is almost like some unusual Latin take on surf music – and titles include "La Negrita" by Los Blancaguay, "Bongocero" by Los Telstars, "Sueno Magico" by The Black Cats, "Soul Finger" by Los Escaramujos, "Marihuana" by Los Darlings De Huanuco, "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus" by Santanita, "Cuarto Oscuro" by Los Zheros, and "Las Oleadas" by Ranil Y Su Conjunto. LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered – on colored vinyl!)

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VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 6 ... LP
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Special sounds from the deep work of underground electronic music that lurked way down below the British charts of the early 80s – music by a host of different groups who still hold strong to the early, darker post-punk styles of Sheffield and Manchester – mostly using analogue electronics at a time when the digital world was really cleaning things up! These cuts are fantastic – every bit as mindblowing as all the previous volumes in this game-changing series – and as with those releases, most of the cuts here were only issued as cassettes or singles back in the day – if they saw any circulation at all! Titles include "After Dusk" by Berserk In A Hayfield, "Cabaret Futurama" by Neutron Scientists, "Electro Switch" by Silicon Valley, "Dimension 2" by Modern Art, "Radioactive" by Disintegrators, and "Controlled Experiment" by Echophase. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies – with bonus poster insert!)

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✨✧ VariousGaiety Records Story Vol 2 – Rare Canadian Rock From The 60s ... CD
Lion, 1960s. New Copy ... $4.99
A great little discovery from the 60s – work from a teeny tiny Canadian label, but all of it pretty darn great! Not many groups recorded for the Gaeity Records label, but they all seem to be pretty well skilled at picking up on the best elements of 60s psyche pop and garage – all delivered here with a simple but effective groove that's almost a bridge between the LA and Chicago scenes of the mid 60s. CD features 24 tracks in all – broken into sections group by group – and titles include "World Of Dreams" and "Only In America" by The Plague, "Lies" and "Nature's Love" by Solid Reputation, "So Much In Love With You" and "My Time Is Comin" by The Checkerlads, "If You Can Dig It" and "Ode To A Cucumber, A Berry, & A Flower" by The Dewline, "Lexington Avenue" by Farmer John, "Yours Until Tomorrow" and "That's The Tune" by Flying Colours, "To Be Back Home" and "I Brought My Love With Me" by NRG/Merriday Park, and "Baby Get Out" and "Set Me Free" by Portland Street South. CD

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✨✧ Dug Dug'sLos Dug Dug's (LP style paper sleeve) ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Psychedelia from early 70s Tijuana – the excellent Los Dug Dug's set from Dug Dug's – with English lyrics this time (the group had earlier made a go of it in NYC and didn't bust out as they'd hoped) and a great mix of spacious, echoey psychedelia and songs as great as post psych superstars of the time! The guitars bring both fuzzed out heat and sparer, more spindly sounds as the mood calls for from track-to-track. A must have set. Includes "Lost In My World", "Without Thinking", "Eclipse", "Sometimes", "Let's Make It Now", "World Of Love", "I Got The People", "It's Over", "Going Home" and "Who Would Look At Me". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonMontmartre Collection (aka Blues Walk) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. Used 2CD Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little package – one that presents the full scope of music that was issued over the course of three different albums by the Black Lion label – but all recorded together during two nights in 1967! The set features Dexter Gordon at his European best – working at his very familiar haunt, the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen – a city that welcome Dexter Gordon with welcome arms in the 60s, as Dex left America to take care of himself and renew his energy overseas – expanding his sound and styles in ways that made him a much more revolutionary tenorist than during his earlier time on the US scene! The group features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – and titles include "Blues Walk", "Sonny Moon For Two", "Devilette", "Doxy", "But Not For Me", "Misty", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Like Someone In Love", "Love For Sale", and "Body & Soul". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinHush A Bye (The Man I Love/You Leave Me Breathless/bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. Used 2CD Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An expanded version of this famous series of recordings – originally issued on two different records by the Black Lion label, and expanded here with bonus material! The record's n astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, Dexter Gordon's famous home in the late 60s – but a place that was also a showcase for the new sort of energy that Griffin was bringing to his horn at the time! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Indiana", "Old Folks", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Night In Tunisia", "Leave Me Alone Blues", "All The Things You Are", "The Masquerade Is Over", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Hush A Bye (The Man I Love/You Leave Me Breathless/bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Ben WebsterSaturday Night At The Montmartre (plus Midnight & Sunday Morning) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1965. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great package – one that brings together three different albums on the Black Lion label, all of which were recorded during the same live sessions at the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen! Ben Webster's tone is wonderful here – that mature, mellow sound that he brought to some of his standout live dates – and which is captured here in the kind of relaxed, soloist-focused setting that always makes 60s recordings from the Cafe Montmartre so great! The group is a familiar one for the house – Kenny Drew on piano, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – but it's clear that Ben's the main star, and steps out on the kind of tenor solos really set him apart from the rest – on a record that's also one of his best from the decade! 2CD set features 21 tracks in all – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Londonderry Air", "My Romance", "Misty", "That's All", "Yesterdays", "Perdido", "Teach Me Tonight", "Friskin The Frog", "Stormy Weather", and "Blues For Herluf". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Saturday Night At The Montmartre (plus Midnight & Sunday Morning) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ BlossomsShockwave ... LP
Lion/MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The only album we've ever seen from The Blossoms – a trio of female singers who push their music into much hipper territory for the 70s! The album's got a depth that's different than 60s girl group soul – a way of pushing the girl trio format with some touches from gospel, rock, and other righteous modes of the time. Arrangements are by Gene Page and the Paris Brothers – and also move past the usual – making the album a lost treasure that's full of surprises! Titles include "Touchdown", "Last Call For Love", "It's All Up To You", "Fire & Rain", "Moody", and "Cherish What Is Dear To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some edge wear and a DJ sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Dollar BrandRound Midnight At The Montmartre (aka Anatomy Of A South African Village) ... LP
Black Lion (Germany), 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful early work from Dollar Brand – recorded live at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen in 1965. The group is a trio that features Johnny Gertze on bass and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – and the tracks are long spiraling originals, showing Brand's fragmented approach to rhythm, laid out in a very soulful setting. Features a couple of Brand's originals "Anatomy Of A South African Village", "Tintiyana" and "Honey, plus a couple of Monk tunes, "Round Midnight" and "Light Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s issue. Cover is bent a bit at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Bill Coleman & Ben WebsterSwingin' In London ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great overseas date from trumpeter Bill Coleman, one that also features Ben Webster on tenor on most tracks, plus Jim Douglas on guitar and Fred Hunt on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Stephane GrappelliTalk Of The Town ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Alan Clare on piano and celeste. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Slide HamptonWorld Of Trombones (West 54) ... LP
Black Lion/West 54, 1979. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
The title's no lie, as Slide Hampton's working here with a very trombone-heavy group – a lineup that features 8 other players on the instrument - including Clifford Adams, Curtis Fuller, Papo Vasquez, Steve Turre, and Earl McIntyre! The only other music in the group is from the trio of Albert Dailey on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums – and Hampton's deft arranging skills really hone the larger group of players into a wonderful groove – one that still allows a fair bit of solo space, but which never lets things get cliched in a too-brassy sort of way. There's a leanness here that's really surprising, and at many points the rhythm section seems to drop out and let the trombones handle most of the sound in the set. Titles include "Con Alma", "Impressions", "Chorale", "Lester Leaps In", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked at the spine but still intact.)

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✨✧ UmbraUmbra ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't half-warmed psyche, or more-sophisticated garage – but instead show a group instantly ready to express their own sort of style – longish tracks that have a really great sense of structure, and which are unified by a really sharp sense of instrumentation from the trio, despite a few different lead singers in the mix! There's a nice current of sadness in the mix, too – almost a morning/mourning after the 60s sort of sound – and titles include "Jupiter Probe", "Ho Pideous", "Denver Over Glide", "Ides", "Siberia", and "Bloon Moan". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stephane Grappelli/Barney KesselI Remember Django (plus Limehouse Blues) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1969. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pair of albums that have European jazz great Stephane Grapelli revising the format of his legendary Hot Club Of France with guitarist Django Reinhardt – but in a very different mode, given that this group features electric guitar from Barney Kessel! Kessel is great, and his warm, round tones do very little to change things up from his usual groove – but the setting is definitely a fresh one for Barney, given that the combo features rhythm guitar from Nini Rosso, and sweetly-crafted violin lines from Grappelli! The rest of the group features Michel Gaudry on bass and Jean-Louis Viale on drums – and titles include "Tea For Two", "Out Of Nowhere", "Limehouse Blues", "I Remember Django", "What A Difference A Day Made", "More Than You Know", "Et Maintenant", "It's Only A Paper Moon", and "Little Star". CD

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✨✧ GreenGreen ... LP
GangGreen/Lion, Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from the mid 80s Chicago rock scene – the self-titled, self-released first record from Green – with ultra catchy power pop melodies and an excitability that's as infectious as anything that came out of the Chi and other midwestern cities at the time! Green has both a sweetness and rawness that's in line with indie groups that made bigger waves nationally – and might be altogether better. Please don't take us for shameless home team flag wavers here, Green was the real thing, we can't think of a reason beyond bad luck that this record isn't mentioned in the same breath as other great records by groups such as The Replacements. And unlike some of our favorite albums from Chicago underground rock bands of the time, the lean, clear, but no frills production sounds just right to our ears. A total gem ripe for discovery! Titles include "Gotta Getta Record Out", "She's Not A Little Girl Anymore", "Technology", "Baby Why?", "If You Love Me", "For You", "Hurt You", "She, Probably", and, "Big In Japan". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kim Jung MiNow ... CD
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period – a style that takes older folk styles and gives them a trippier, more psychedelic twist – largely through the use of echoey production that makes the voice sound all flanged-out next to the guitar, but also through some spacious arrangements that give most of the record a nicely floating sort of feel! Titles are finally listed in English and include "Haenim", "Wind", "Spring", "Unknowingly", "Blow Spring Breeze", "Your Dream", "Beautiful Rivers and Mountains", "Lonely Heart", "It's Raining" and "Ganadaramabasa". All lyrics in Korean but the record's got an undeniably universal appeal. The deluxe LP sleeve CD version has a 20-page booklet with rare photos, and great stories about Shin Joong Hyun and Kim Jung Mi's continuing place of prominence in the Korean music scene. CD

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✨✧ UmbraUmbra ... CD
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from a Colorado trio who only existed for a few short years at the start of the 70s – and worked in this wicked blend of fuzz and freak, acid and heavy – all with a sound that's really incredible, given the homemade nature of these recordings! The tracks here aren't half-warmed psyche, or more-sophisticated garage – but instead show a group instantly ready to express their own sort of style – longish tracks that have a really great sense of structure, and which are unified by a really sharp sense of instrumentation from the trio, despite a few different lead singers in the mix! There's a nice current of sadness in the mix, too – almost a morning/mourning after the 60s sort of sound – and titles include "Jupiter Probe", "Ho Pideous", "Denver Over Glide", "Ides", "Siberia", and "Bloon Moan". CD

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✨✧ Vee AllenLove Is All Around Me/Trying To Forget ... 7-inch
Lion, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label rpomo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ PtarmiganPtarmigan ... CD
Lion, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully tripped out little record from Canada – produced by Paul Horn in his more hippieish years, and with some nice jazzy undercurrents that certainly show his influence! The tracks here are all quite long and stretched out – showing a bit of an Eastern influence in their construction, and using bits of wispy guitar and some especially great flute-like work on recorder! Much of the instrumentation is acoustic, and there's a definite folksy feel to some numbers – but more in a folk funk sort of way, thanks to the jazzier phrasing used on the recorders, and the strong sense of rhythm on most numbers. Titles include "Night Of The Gulls", "Go Dancing", "The Island", "Vancouver", "Coquilhalla", and "A Hymn To The Ocean". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Nat AdderleyTalkin' About You (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
32 Jazz, 1990. Used ... $3.99
A recent session, but a nice one from soul jazz legend Nat Adderley! The set features young lion Vincent Herring on alto, and in a way, the whole thing's got that tight revivalist soul jazz style that graced some of the best young lion sessions of the early 90s. The alto/cornet frontline nicely duplicates the old Adderley Brothers sound, but the overall style's much more evolved, with some nicely evocative writing and soloing that makes the album rich in colors and tones. Backing's by Jimmy Cobb and Walter Booker – and titles include "Azule Serape", "Big P", "Mo's Theme", "Arriving Soon", and "Talkin Bout You Cannon". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark, and digipack has some light wear.)

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ChristopherWhat'cha Gonna Do ... LP
Chris-Tee, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
An acid-drenched classic – beautifully reissued! The album's the one and only effort from South Carolina's Christopher – but it's a record that easily matches more famous psyche efforts from either coast at the end of the 60s, even though the music was really just recorded as a demo! The album's got plenty of heavy fuzz guitar, but also some surprisingly personal vocals – sung in a mode that's heartfelt, yet not really that sweet – more slightly sad and dreamy, creating a sense of loss that really marks the mood of the album. When the heavier guitars kick in, the blend with the vocals is especially great – almost Black Sabbathy at points, but not nearly as overblown. Other tracks get slightly bluesy, but in a way that's not cliched – and titles include "Holiday", "The Great Clock", "What'cha Gonna Do", "Death Song", "Modern Day Oracles", and "Day Of Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(2005 reissue on Lion.)

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Bob DoroughMultiplication Rock ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – partly because the tunes are all so groovy, and partly because we've really come to know the jazz-based work of composer Bob Dorough! At the time of this set, Dorough was coming off some great work in the 60s – his own rare recordings, music for Spanky & Our Gang, and others – all of which seems to inform these math-based tunes written for Saturday morning TV. The tunes are all pretty darn catchy, and often quite jazzy – and instrumentation often features some great electric piano nestled in alongside the vocals. Dorough sings the lion's share of the work for this album – although Grady Tate sings on two numbers, and Blossom Dearie on one more. Titles include the amazing "Three Is A Magic Number" – plus "Lucky Seven Sampson", "Little Twelve Toes", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "I Got Six", "Naughty Number Nine", "Figure Eight", and "The Four Legged Zoo". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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Edson XAfrican Vibes – The New Beats ... CD
Azul (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $1.99
Really great work from this up and coming Brazilian beatmaker – and a record that really lives up to the promise of its title! The style here is heavy on African influences – often mixing together live percussion and acoustic instrumentation with tighter rhythm programs and contemporary club styles – all somewhat in the mode of some of the Afro Funk revival work that's sprung out of Paris in the last decade or so. But Edson X does way more here than just copy the core grooves of Fela – and his African Vibes spread well across the continent in their search for inspiration – usually mixing in a fair bit more vocal passages than other records of this type. Titles include "African Fields", "The Master", "Freedom", "Celebration Day", "Lion", "Gods Dance", "Trabaia Nego (rmx)", and "Flight 808 (rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jon Hassell & BluescreenDressing For Pleasure ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $4.99
Jon Hassell on trumpet & keyboards, Pete Scaturro on keyboard bass & electric bass, Brain on drums, Joe Gore on guitar & BLK Lion on keyboard samples & programming. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Sarah Hennies/Two Way StreetReinvention of Romance ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A beautiful extended composition for the coronavirus generation – a piece written for cello and percussion in a very minimal way that builds and shifts over time – all to examine the "care and empathy that emerge when two lives share space"! That care is very clear here – as the work is performed by the duo Two-Way Street – which features Ashlee Booth on cello and Adam Lion on percussion – players who certainly have a lot of empathy for each others' strengths, and find them easily as they move between differing passages over the course of the 90 minute performance! The cello has a surprising array of sounds here – emerging as the percussion modes shift – and the whole thing proceeds with a sense of space and slow shift that would have made the early minimalists proud. LP, Vinyl record album

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HiroshimaHiroshima ... CD
Arista, 1979. Used ... $9.99
The classic first album from Hiroshima – a group who took the 70s experiments in Japanese fusion right into the American mainstream – with a wonderful blend of jazz and soul, and a production style that was never too polished or commercial! The group's led by reedman Dan Kuramota – who plays both sax and flutes, including a bit of Japanese wooden flute – which gives the record a few slight "Eastern" touches a times, although the overall vibe is strongly in the best soulful fusion of the period! In keeping with that approach, there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung in English with a soulful vibe – on titles that include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". CD
(Out of print, small sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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Nancy HollowayNancy Holloway – Le Perle Noire Des Sixties ... CD
Ulysse (France), Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
American soul, recorded in France – some of the first work of the 60s by singer Nancy Holloway, who'd made a key relocation to Paris at the time! Much of this work is a cross between pop and soul – with strong influences from the New York Brill Building scene of the time, but also some of the more playful production modes used in France's "yeh yeh" pop! Rhythms are often nicely syncopated, and even a full brace of strings can't stop them from grooving nicely – and some of our favorite tunes even have a bit of organ in the mix as well. The set features some of Nancy's earliest work on record – 21 titles at all, some originals, some from US rock sources – with titles that include "Hey Pony", "T'En Vas Pas Comme Ca", "Douce Violence", "La Lecon De Twist", "Croque Croque La Pomme", "Fich Le Camp Jack", "Tu Ne Sais Pas", "Venez Les Copains", "Le Lion Est Mort Ce Soir", and "Les Barbouses". CD

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Lutoslawski/Penderecki/BruzdowiczString Quartet/String Quartet No 2/String Quartert No 1 "La Vita" – Varsovia String Quartet ... LP
Pavane (Belgium), 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Lion D'Or Venise 1985 sticker and small index labels on back.)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesIf You Don't Know Me By Now – The Best Of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ... CD
Legacy/Philadelphia International, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
One of our favorite all-time vocal groups – even if they did sell a bazillion records during the 70s! Of course, we have to give the lion's share of the credit to Teddy Pendergrass – whose darkly warm vocals pushed most of the group's tracks over the top, and forever set a new standard for male vocals in soul music. Teddy's singing strong and clear on this 15 track set of hits by the group – a nice batch that includes some of their best mellow material, and more than enough of their strident hits, the sort that still show up day and day again on oldies stations, with no complaints from us! Titles include "The Love I Lost", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "Everybody's Talkin", and the sublime "I Miss You", done in the full 8 minute version. CD

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Ayalew MesfinGood Aderegechegn ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
The first-ever full length global collection of material by one of the funkiest cats working the Ethiopian scene in the early 70s – an artist who works here in a mode that's even more hard-hitting and funk based than contemporaries like Mulatu or Mahmoud Ahmed! The band on most tracks is the Black Lion Band, who've clearly learned the best modes of the James Brown Band of the late 60s – with riffing guitars and horn blasts that are right on the rhythms – moving, grooving, doing it to the max – while Ayalew Mesfin sings in these wonderfully-inflected vocals that are pure Ethio soul all the way through, and also provides some great lines on organs and keyboards! The set brings together cuts from a host of rare funky 45s – most lost to the sands of time after Ayalew had to go underground after the Ethiopian governmental change in 1974. Titles include "Hasabe", "Wubeet", "Yewefe Ber Abeba", "Sak Sak Beyelegni", "Gubeleye", "Endet Liyesh", "Tezetash Rekik", and "Ewedish Neber". CD

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Van MorrisonIt's Too Late To Stop Now ... CD
Warner, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Van Morrison at the height of his solo powers – working here in an extended live set that opens up with all the genius for vocal expression and inflection he developed during his initial solo years at Warner Brothers! The setting is perfect to show the growing confidence Morrison has in his talents – an unbridled sense of soul that comes on even more strongly on some of these versions than on earlier takes of the tunes in the studio – especially as they mix with a few great covers here that further illustrate the wide range of inspirations that Van brings into his music. Backing is by a tight, soulful combo – and tracks include "Domino", "Wild Children", "I Believe To My Soul", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "These Dreams Of You", "Into The Mystic", "Warm Love", "Saint Dominic's Preview", "Bring It On Home To Me", "Listen To The Lion", "Gloria", "Cyprus Avenue", "Caravan", and "Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket". CD
(Out of print, packaged in two individual jewel cases.)

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Morwell Unlimited/Prince Far I & The ArabsA1 Dub/Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter IV (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird/Trojan (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of rare dub albums – back to back in a single set, with bonus tracks too! On A1 Dub, Blacka Morwell serves up some massive dub – working at Channel 1, for an obscure album on Trojan Records – but maybe coming across with some of the richness of the Island Records generation! There's a fullness to the sound that's wonderful – top-to-bottom completely solid, and often highly focused on the rhythms, but also always using one key instrumental element on each cut – a bit of organ here, a weeping guitar there, or even an odd sonic element – always given center stage in the spotlight, and set apart from the rest of the mix in a really great way. Titles include "Downtown Rebel", "Well Crucial", "Different Style", "West Side Ranking", "Pressure Rock", "Blackboard Jungle", and "Waterpump Skank". Next is Cry Tuff Dub Encounter 4 – from Prince Far I & The Arabs – an almost seamless set of dub instrumentals, recorded at Channel One in 1981 – the underground Jamaican groove, but maybe given a slightly better sound quality overall – that good mix of indie and professional that was the Trojan Records calling card as the 70s moved on! A crisp upfront production style separates this one from some of its dub predecessors – but the record has a great analog dub sound, with many effects and instruments echoing in and out of the mix. Titles include "Lion Stone", "Foundation Stepper", "Sound Gesture", "Destruction Sound Battle", and "Stone African Ground". And if that's not enough, the whole thing features a whole CD of bonus material – rare tracks taken from the 12" Attack series by Trojan Records – with cuts that include "Jammin For Survival" by Jammy's At The Controls, "Bali Hi Special" by The Sowell Radics, "Fuss & Fight Dub" by Eddie Fitzroy, "Ball Of Fire" by Bim Sherman, "Stand & Look Dub" by Fat Man All Stars, "Caring For My Sister" by Scientist & Roots Radics, "Won't You Come On (dub)" by Witty's All STars, "Babylon Wrong Dub" by Ashanti Waugh, and "Cool Pon Your Corner Version" by Barry Brown. CD

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... LP
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
The King Kong of dub records, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and as essential of a dub set as there's ever been, rendering Scratch's dense, multi-layered Black Ark rhythms in all their raw glory, with toasts and vocal snippets darting in and out of the dubs courtesy Prince Jazzbo, the Heptones, Dillinger and Scratch himself. With 10 incredible cuts: "Zion's Blood", "Croaking Lizard", "Dread Lion", "Patience", "Dub Along", "Black Vest", "Underground", "Curly Dub" "Three In One" and "Super Ape". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Iggy PopLust For Life ... LP
RCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... $119.99
Iggy Pop may have left The Stooges behind, but he's lost none of his edge – and really finds a new level of solo greatness on this sublime classic from the 70s! The set was produced by David Bowie, who also plays piano on the set – and has Carlos Alamar adding in some guitar – and the overall sound has that raw Berlin mode you might find on some of he headiest tracks on Heroes – kind of "Joe The Lion" meets the gritty truth of Iggy's Detroit! The title cut is maybe the best-known Iggy Pop tune ever – used in countless films and commercials – but the whole thing's great, and a brilliant new focus for Mr Pop's genius. Titles include "Lust For Life", "The Passenger", "Some Weird Sin", "Neighborhood Threat", "Success", "Fall In Love With Me", and "Turn Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a small sticker on front and a bit of paste-on separation at the very bottom on back, in great shape otherwise!)
Also available Lust For Life (2CD edition – with TV Eye) ... CD 19.99

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Iggy PopLust For Life (2CD edition – with TV Eye) ... CD
RCA/Virgin, 1977. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99
Iggy Pop may have left The Stooges behind, but he's lost none of his edge – and really finds a new level of solo greatness on this sublime classic from the 70s! The set was produced by David Bowie, who also plays piano on the set – and has Carlos Alamar adding in some guitar – and the overall sound has that raw Berlin mode you might find on some of he headiest tracks on Heroes – kind of "Joe The Lion" meets the gritty truth of Iggy's Detroit! The title cut is maybe the best-known Iggy Pop tune ever – used in countless films and commercials – but the whole thing's great, and a brilliant new focus for Mr Pop's genius. Titles include "Lust For Life", "The Passenger", "Some Weird Sin", "Neighborhood Threat", "Success", "Fall In Love With Me", and "Turn Blue". This 2CD set also features the full album TV Eye – a fantastic concert counterpart to the late 70s RCA Records revival of the career of Iggy Pop – and, like the best of that work, a set that features strong contributions from David Bowie! Bowie both produced with Iggy, and plays on half the material on the set – playing this very cool live-treated piano in a quartet behind Iggy's vocals – which makes for a really wonderful sound next to the guitar! Bowie's role is filled by Scott Thurston on the other tracks – playing piano, harmonica, and a bit of electronics – but as you'd guess, Iggy's the real star of the show – really blowing us away with his sharp-edge performance, on tracks that include "Funtime", "Sixteen", "I Got A Right", "TV Eye", "Lust For Life", "Dirt", "Nightclubbing", and "I Wanna Be Your Dog". CD
Also available Lust For Life ... LP 119.99

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Clarence WilliamsJug Bands 1929 to 1934 ... LP
Swaggie, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Featuring Ikey Robinson, Frank Robinson, Cyrus St. Clair, Cecil Scot, Ed Allen, Frank Robinson, Clarence Williams, Clarence Todd, Herman Chittison, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and Floyd Casey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Australian pressing.)

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great new showcase for the legendary keyboard work of Doug Carn – and a set that's very different both from his famous albums for the Black Jazz label, and some of his organ jazz records in more recent years too! The set's maybe got a more pronounced influence from Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad than some of the others in this series – as Carn's Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes still get center stage, but the grooves are very much in the heavy funk style of Younge's legacy of recent recordings – sharp drums, strong basslines, and horns that are sometimes jazzy, sometimes seemingly touched by currents of Ethiopian work from the past. All tracks are originals, and titles include "Processions", "Dimensions", "Windfall", "Down Deep", "Freedom At Sunset", "Nunca Um Malandro", and "Lion's Walk". CD
Also available Doug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 (2LP 45rpm pressing) ... LP 30.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 (2LP 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $30.99 32.99
A great new showcase for the legendary keyboard work of Doug Carn – and a set that's very different both from his famous albums for the Black Jazz label, and some of his organ jazz records in more recent years too! The set's maybe got a more pronounced influence from Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad than some of the others in this series – as Carn's Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes still get center stage, but the grooves are very much in the heavy funk style of Younge's legacy of recent recordings – sharp drums, strong basslines, and horns that are sometimes jazzy, sometimes seemingly touched by currents of Ethiopian work from the past. All tracks are originals, and titles include "Processions", "Dimensions", "Windfall", "Down Deep", "Freedom At Sunset", "Nunca Um Malandro", and "Lion's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – 2LPs that both play at 45rpm, in a special die-cut sleeve!)
Also available Doug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 ... CD 13.99

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VariousLocal Customs – Lone Star Lowlands ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Rare rock from the Golden Triangle scene of Southeast TX in the late 60s and early 70s – a well-curated overview of the stylistically sprawling material being cut at Mickey Rouse's Lowland Recording Studio in Beaumont! Texas rock of the late 60s and early 70s justifiably brings to mind acts like The 13th Floor Elevators and The Bubble Puppy – tripped out psychedelia in other words, but Texas is huge, and there was a heck of a lot more going on than just the best remembered cult favorites. The music coming out of just the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Texas "triangle" chronicled here was incredibly diverse. It includes proto TX boogie rock that's a clear precursor to early ZZ Top, harmony flavored numbers that sound closer to Cali than they do The Lone Star State, one track that somehow fuses CS&N with The Beatles and does so with prominent cowbell in the mix (and it's good!!!), punchy psych grit, and swaggering country rock with some twang in the strings that feels a bit more profoundly Texan. You don't need our word that The Numero Group has devoted some serious attention to detail – with a 35-page booklet of notes, photos and histories, plus the impressive Lost In The Golden Triangle "family tree" of the regional musicians involved – as if discovering these long buried regional relics wasn't impressive enough already. Beautiful! 22 tracks in all: "Trash One" by the Lowland Studio Band, "Live My Life Today" by Insight Out, "Simple House" by Mother Lion, "Love Of The Morning" by Circus, "Take A Look At Your Friends" by Next Exit, "You Know I Love You" by Roy Briggs & Alton Tew, "Calling Me Home (Demo)" by Donald Thomas and more. CD

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoParis Session ... LP
Arista, 1969/1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice 2LP set that brought the US some of the great recordings cut by the Art Ensemble while they were in Paris (some of which have also come out under the Black Lion imprint). All of the material was recorded in the Polydor Studios in Paris in 1969, and the tracks include "The Spiritual", "Tutankhamun", "Toro", "Tthintthedalen", and "Lori Song". The feel of the tracks is very laidback, spare, and similar to the material on People in Sorrow, which was recorded during the same period. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Cornell CampbellI Man A The Stal-A-Watt (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Third World/17 North Parade, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit confusing, but Cornell Campbell's essentially saying that he's a stalwart – something we can completely agree with, given his strong legacy in Jamaican music – and the sublime sound of a 70s classic like this! Cornell's got a higher range than some of his contemporaries, but never in a way that makes his music sound too light or airy at all – because there's a sense of soul going on that maybe stands as a Jamaican counterpart to 70s Marvin Gaye, especially in the way that Campbell inflects his notes on the sweeter tunes on the set! Most of the production is handled by Bunny Lee or Joe Gibbs – and titles include "The Gorgon", "The Stal-A-Watt", "The Investigator", "Hypocrite", "Two Face Rasta", "Two Timer", "Boxing Around", and "Bandulu". 2CD set features 19 more bonus tracks – including "Conscious Rastaman", "The Gorgon Speaks", "Help Them O Lord", "Gun Court Law", "Dance In A Greenwich Farm", "Lion Of Judah", "Natty Dread In A Greenwich Farm", "I Shall Not Remove", and "Give Me Love". CD

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✨✧ John LewisMilanese Story – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully mellow record by John Lewis – recorded with some great European jazzmen! Lewis leads the group on piano – and he's joined by Bobby Jaspar on flute and tenor, Giovanni Tomasso on bass, and Rene Thomas on guitar. The tracks are long, and a number of them also feature a string quartet behind the jazz group. Titles include "Monday In Milan", "Danielle In The Lion's Den", "In A Crowd", and "Winter Tale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing, with Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout hole, some aging on back, and a thin light stain along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Frank LoweFresh ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the better recordings created for the Arista/Freedom series, rather than licensed from tapes Alan Bates had already produced for Black Lion – and a nice set of loft jazz played by Lowe with help from Lester and Joseph Bowie, Abdul Wadud, Steve Reid, and Charles Bobo Shaw. The group play 2 Monk tracks, "Epistrophy" and "Mysterioso", plus 2 Lowe originals, "Play Some Blues" and "Fresh", with a sound befitting the title track, approaching the new thing with a respect for the swing and blues roots of jazz. The final track "Chu's Blues", is a little different from the rest of the LP, a great grooving number that was performed by Lowe in Memphis, with help from the Memphis Four. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a cutout hole, some surface wear, call letters in green marker on front and back, with a promo sticker and index label on back.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanCapuchin Swing ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous set from Jackie McLean – perfectly poised between his hardbop and modern years, with a set of compositions that are as great as the performances! The lineup on this one's a bit unusual – with Walter Bishop on piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but that mix of players makes for a really unusual sound – as the rhythm section's often straight ahead, Blue Mitchell's notes are bold and sparkling, and Jackie's own solos are reaching for the darker corners of the spectrum! There's a great sense of tension here that heralds the genius of later McLean sides of the 60s – and original titles include "Francisco", "Condition Blue", "On The Lion", and "Capuchin Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small corner cut.)

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✨✧ Linval Thompson & FriendsRockers From Channel One ... CD
Trojan, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of rockers from Channel One (just like the title says!). Linval Thompson produced and wrote these sides, collected here like many of the other Trojan compilations, grouped by rhythm, with a number of dub and Dee Jay versions alongside the fine, fine vocal cuts. Thompson's vocals ride the line between the more sweet voiced Jamaican soul and rawer roots singers, and the Dee Jay numbers are done up in fine style by Ranking Dread, Big Joe and Trinity, all over heavyweight rhythms courtesy the Revolutionaries. 22 tracks in all, including "Dreader Than Dread", "Natty On The Rock", "I Love Marijuana", "Africa Is For Blackman", "Wicked Dub", "Shockin Rock", "Freedom Style", "Love Is The Question", 'Easy Does It", "Lion & Tiger" and "Seventy Nine Rock" CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... CD
Kudu/Verve, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David BowieHeroes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ryko, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the three great collaborations between David Bowie and Brian Eno – and possibly the ultimate statement from his years in Berlin! The album's got some tunes that still show some of the guitar power of the early 70s Bowie – but it's also got some of the beautiful spacier moments brought forward on Low – and which are every bit the Brian Eno of Aother Green World. The balance is beautiful – stark and dark on one half, then airy and spacious on the next – handled without any sense of gimmickry, and a bold mainstream experiment that still resonates strongly today. Titles include "Beauty & The Beast", "Joe The Lion", "Heroes", "Sons Of The Silent Age", "Blackout", "V-2 Schneider", "Sense Of Doubt", "Moss Garden", "Neukoln", and "The Secret Life Of Arabia". Features great bonus tracks – the unreleased "Abdeumajid", from the Berlin years – plus a remix of "Joe The Lion". CD
(Out of print early 90's pressing with 2 bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonComplete Blue Note Sixties Sessions (6CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used 6 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A classic run of albums that kicks off with Doin' Allright and doesn't let up! This set brings together all Dexter's 60's albums for Blue Note, including Landslide and Clubhouse which weren't released until much later in the 70's – plus a great booklet with detailed notes on each of the sessions and correspondance between Gordon, Alfred Lion, and Francis Wolff. CD
(Out of print. Interior booklet has a couple of creased corners and light wear but otherwise the whole set is in fantastic shape – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ HiroshimaHiroshima ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The classic first album from Hiroshima – a group who took the 70s experiments in Japanese fusion right into the American mainstream – with a wonderful blend of jazz and soul, and a production style that was never too polished or commercial! The group's led by reedman Dan Kuramota – who plays both sax and flutes, including a bit of Japanese wooden flute – which gives the record a few slight "Eastern" touches a times, although the overall vibe is strongly in the best soulful fusion of the period! In keeping with that approach, there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung in English with a soulful vibe – on titles that include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Hiroshima ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Iggy PopLust For Life ... LP
RCA/Capitol, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Iggy Pop may have left The Stooges behind, but he's lost none of his edge – and really finds a new level of solo greatness on this sublime classic from the 70s! The set was produced by David Bowie, who also plays piano on the set – and has Carlos Alamar adding in some guitar – and the overall sound has that raw Berlin mode you might find on some of he headiest tracks on Heroes – kind of "Joe The Lion" meets the gritty truth of Iggy's Detroit! The title cut is maybe the best-known Iggy Pop tune ever – used in countless films and commercials – but the whole thing's great, and a brilliant new focus for Mr Pop's genius. Titles include "Lust For Life", "The Passenger", "Some Weird Sin", "Neighborhood Threat", "Success", "Fall In Love With Me", and "Turn Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Lust For Life ... LP 119.99
Lust For Life (2CD edition – with TV Eye) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ SF Jazz CollectiveLive 2007 – 4th Annual Concert Tour – Original Compositions & Works By Thelonious Monk ... CD
SF Jazz, 2007. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Only the fourth year of this amazing all-star group – and they've already got their own sound so strongly in place, they really make some fresh magic with the music of Thelonious Monk! Arrangements of Monk tunes are by different members of the group – pianist Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Matt Penman, drummer Eric Harland, tenorist Joshua Redman, and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon – who work here alongside the vibes of Bobby Hutcherson in some stunning remakes of "Oska T", "I Mean You", "Ugly Beauty", "Bye Ya", "Criss Cross", "Brilliant Corners", and "Bright Mississippi" – handled by the octet in a style that reminds us of some of Monk's late 50s larger group work on Riverside. The set also features a full dose of original compositions – the long "San Francisco Suite", plus "Union", "Lion's Gate", "Life At The End Of The Tunnel", and "Haast Pass". CD
(Limited numbered edition of 3000 copies!)

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✨✧ VariousSofrito – Tropical Discotheque ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The debut compilation from Hugo Mendez and the Sofrito collective on Strut – tropical dancefloor grooves from Africa, the Caribbean and South American – featuring Banda Los Hijos De La Nina Luz, Frente Cumbiero, Fair Nick Stars, Victor Uwaifo, "Dany Play", Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo, Roaring Lion and more! The basis is the Sofrito parties that began in East London in the mid 80s, where lovers of vintage Latin and African dance music got together and brought tropical grooves to an appreciative British club scene. It's great stuff all the way! Titles include "Quiero Amanacer" by Banda Los Hikos De La Nina Luz, "Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucomp" by Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire, "Arrete Mal Parle" by Fair Nick Stars, "Descarga Bontempi" by El Timba, "Fa'Waka (Pt 1)" by Dany Play, "Cumbia De Mochilla" by Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo, "Yiri Yiri Boum" by Gnonnas Pedro" and more. 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SkatalitesSkatalite (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A seminal record in the transition from ska to rocksteady – and one of the key calling cards of The Skatalites – a group who were already moving well past their name! The lineup is classic – Don Drummond on trombone, Tommy McCook and Roland Alfonso on saxes, and a bit of vocal help from Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – all working together in a seamless blend that forever set a standard for this late 60s generation! The titles include "Yard Broom", "Carry-Go-Bring-Come", "Twelve Minutes To Go", "Magic", "Strolling In", "Dan-De-Lion", "Apanga", "Eastern Standard Time", "Musical Store Room", and "River Bank" – plus the cut "Rough & Tough" with Stranger Cole and "When You Call My Name" with Stranger & Patsy. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/Be! (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever from French saxophonist Barney Wilen – a set that's legendary not only for its famous cover image, but for all the wonderful music underneath! The record's maybe the strongest to deliver on the modern promise that Wilen exhibited in his music during the 60s – but also has a tightness that makes it quite different from some of his more loopy projects – a way of putting things together that's bold and modern, yet also wonderfully controlled as well! As you might guess from the title, the record's based around the twelve phases of the Zodiac – and each tune has a slightly different sense of energy – all delivered by Wilen on tenor, with Karl Berger on vibes and piano, JF Jenny Clark on bass, and Jacques Thollot on drums – all players who are reaching towards free jazz modes, but often hang slightly inside, which makes for a beautiful balance overall. Titles include "Cancer", "Lion", "Vierge", "Capricorne", "Balance", "Scorpion", and "Poissons". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WirePink Flag ... LP
EMI/Pink Flag, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of greatest of all British punk era records – released in '77 and one that transcends mid-to-late 70s punk cultural baggage better than just about any other – a real benchmark! Wire kept it short and sweet on Pink Flag – with 21 tracks in about 35 minutes – and it's as artful as it is succinct. They'd prove to be as creatively ambitious as any of their peers and the brevity Pink Flag would soon make way for experimental flourishes that are ultimately just as important and influential, but this still might be their best. Includes "Reuters", "Field Day For The Sundays", "Three Girl Rumba", "Ex Lion Tamer", "The Commercial", "Strange", "Different To Me", "12 X U", "Start To Move", "Lowdown", "Surgeon's Girl", "Pink Flag" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLocal Customs – Lone Star Lowlands (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rare rock from the Golden Triangle scene of Southeast TX in the late 60s and early 70s – a well-curated overview of the stylistically sprawling material being cut at Mickey Rouse's Lowland Recording Studio in Beaumont! Texas rock of the late 60s and early 70s justifiably brings to mind acts like The 13th Floor Elevators and The Bubble Puppy – tripped out psychedelia in other words, but Texas is huge, and there was a heck of a lot more going on than just the best remembered cult favorites. The music coming out of just the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Texas "triangle" chronicled here was incredibly diverse. It includes proto TX boogie rock that's a clear precursor to early ZZ Top, harmony flavored numbers that sound closer to Cali than they do The Lone Star State, one track that somehow fuses CS&N with The Beatles and does so with prominent cowbell in the mix (and it's good!!!), punchy psych grit, and swaggering country rock with some twang in the strings that feels a bit more profoundly Texan. You don't need our word that The Numero Group has devoted some serious attention to detail – with a large booklet of notes, photos and histories, plus the impressive Lost In The Golden Triangle "family tree" of the regional musicians involved – as if discovering these long buried regional relics wasn't impressive enough already. Beautiful! 28 tracks on the 2LP version...6 more than on the CD! "Trash One" by the Lowland Studio Band, "Live My Life Today" by Insight Out, "Simple House" by Mother Lion, "Love Of The Morning" by Circus, "Take A Look At Your Friends" by Next Exit, "You Know I Love You" by Roy Briggs & Alton Tew, "Calling Me Home (Demo)" by Donald Thomas and more, plus the LP only tracks "Lizard" by Lowland Studio Band, "Let Me Listen" by Sage, "Groundhog Day" by Boot Hill and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version has 6 exclusive bonus tracks!)
Also available Local Customs – Lone Star Lowlands ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vols 7 & 8 – Calypso, Palm Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel, & Stringband/Lord Kitchener In England 1948 to 1962 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great double header from Honest Jons – a 2CD set that brings together volumes 7 and 8 of their London Is The Place For Me series! Volume 7 is first – a fascinating look at musical modes in London during the big years of postwar immigration – a time when former residents of the crumbling British Empire were flooding to London for jobs and a better way of life – often bringing along a huge amount of cultural experience in the process! This set follows wonderfully in the spirit of previous volumes of the series – bringing together a range of different sonic styles that were originally recorded in London as 78rpm singles – where a new wave of Caribbean and West African immigrants were fusing older styles with a newly modern sensibility, and often a fair bit of jazz as well! The set list is wonderful – a great array of well-chosen material – and titles include "Wa Sise" by Willie Payne & The Starlite Tempos, "The Emperor Of Africa" by The Mighty Terror, "Royal Wedding" by The Lion, "Modern Telephone" by Dai Dai Simba, "Sons & Daughters Of Africa" by Lord Beginner, "Caroline" by Trinidad Steel Band, "Ema Foju Ana Woku" by West African Rhythm Brothers, "Kana Kana" by Billy Sholanke, "Boul Ve Se" by Calypso Rhythm Kings, and "My Handy Man" by Marie Bryant. Volume 8 features a huge collection of work from the great Lord Kitchener – maybe one of the most important singers to move the music of the Caribbean to British shores during the postwar years – a time when he was a strong voice to new waves of immigrants arriving in London, and when he was also making a lot of inroads for criss-crossing post-colonial culture too! The base style is calypso, but Kitchener always handles the music with a spirit that's all his own – modern, witty, and urbane – often with some nice currents of jazz in the instrumentation, and plenty of social commentary that made music like this a great precursor to later righteous moments in jazz, funk, soul, and reggae. Titles include "No More Taxi", "Food From The West Indies", "Come Back In The Morning", "Pirates Of Paria", "Drink A Rum", "If You Brown", "Life Begins At Forty", "Mistress Jacob", "Africa My Home", "Kitch In The Jungle", "Tie Tongue Mopsie", and "London Is The Place For Me". CD

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✨✧ Homer & JethroOoh That's Corny ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
It may be corny, but it's mighty enjoyable too – that mix of wit and instrumental sharpness that always made these guys so great! Titles include "I'm The Guy", "I Never See Maggie Alone", "Mama Get The Hammer", "Don't Go In The Lion's Cage Tonight", "Bread N Gravy", "The Charms Of The City Ain't For Me", and "Does Anybody Here Play The Piano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Mezz Mezzrow/Frankie NewtonMezzin Around ... LP
RCA, Late 30s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
50s compilation of mid to late 30s recordings by Mezzrow and Newton's bands. Notable sidemen include Bud Freeman, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Al Casey, James Johnson, and Cozy Cole. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label Long Play pressing. Cover has light surface wear, discoloration from age, and an ink stamp on back.)
 
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Aziza (Dave Holland/Chris Potter/Lionel Loueke/Eric Harland)Aziza ... LP
Dare 2, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
A really unusual group, with a sound that's certainly the sum of its wonderful parts – but also different in ways you might not expect! The lineup is excellent – the legendary Dave Holland on bass, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Chris Potter on tenor and soprano sax, and Eric Harland on drums – all working together in these very groovy styles that seem to have Holland pulling a lot more bold basslines than usual – almost as if he's using an electric version of the instrument, although it appears to just be an acoustic with a pickup! There's a soulful vibe to the record that you might not expect – shades of color and tone that are maybe closest to Loueke's music, but also very different than his own records – and Potter's really great in this setting, and blows with these open lines that are still as angular and sharp as usual, but maybe a bit warmer too. Titles include "Blue Sufi", "Aziza Dance", "Summer 15", "Walkin The Walk", and "Finding The Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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BartokString Quartets 1 & 3 – Endellion String Quartet ... CD
Virgin, 1989. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Billion Dollar BandBillion Dollar Band ... CD
Good Sounds/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest records to come from the TK Records Miami soul empire of the 70s – and one of the few that was ever issued on their tiny Good Sounds subsidiary! We know little about the group, but the approach here is great – kind of all the strengths of the usual TK/Criteria Studios groove, but taken to a sharper, tighter edge – with maybe less of the obvious try for commercial crossover that some of the label's other material might have. The tunes are a mix of uptempo grooves and mellower soul, and mostly avoid the more standard disco approaches of the time – which leaves these guys to stand out almost like they've emerged from the funky 45 scene with a bunch of great tracks, only to disappear in the shifting sands of time! Titles include "Get In The Groove", "I Like Whatcha' Doin", "Our Love", "Money Don't Grow On Trees", and "Love's Sweet Notions". CD

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Bronner BrothersMillion Dollars (voc, inst)/Has Anybody Seen My Girl (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Neighbor, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In the printed sleeve.)

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California PlayboysTrying To Become A Millionaire ... CD
Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that never fully got its due at the time, but which is ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! The California Playboys were together for a number of years – forming as a backing band for singer Lester Young (not the sax player), doing session work for others, and otherwise developing their skills for years – all of which really comes through here in their sharp-edged instrumentation, which sounds even sharper in the 70s indie-level production for the album. The killer title tune sounds like it could (and should!) be the namesake tune of a funky mid 70s soundtrack – as it's really got a perfect cinematic soul vibe, ala Bobby Womack and Marvin Gaye – though in a tighter, smaller combo setting. Most tunes start with vocals and end with long instrumental riffing – and titles include"Double Love", "She's A Real Sweet Woman", "Just Say A Four Letter Word", "I've Got To Find Myself Another Girl", and "Turned On For Good". CD
Also available Trying To Become A Millionaire (with download) ... LP 18.99

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California PlayboysTrying To Become A Millionaire (with download) ... LP
Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that never fully got its due at the time, but which is ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! The California Playboys were together for a number of years – forming as a backing band for singer Lester Young (not the sax player), doing session work for others, and otherwise developing their skills for years – all of which really comes through here in their sharp-edged instrumentation, which sounds even sharper in the 70s indie-level production for the album. The killer title tune sounds like it could (and should!) be the namesake tune of a funky mid 70s soundtrack – as it's really got a perfect cinematic soul vibe, ala Bobby Womack and Marvin Gaye – though in a tighter, smaller combo setting. Most tunes start with vocals and end with long instrumental riffing – and titles include"Double Love", "She's A Real Sweet Woman", "Just Say A Four Letter Word", "I've Got To Find Myself Another Girl", and "Turned On For Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Trying To Become A Millionaire ... CD 11.99

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Fox Millions DuoBiting Through ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2019. Sealed ... $9.99
Avant percussion heroes Greg Fox and Kid Millions team up as the Fox Millions Duo! Biting Through is bigger sounding than a lot of the experimental instrumental or post-post rock out there, with a driving drum sound and thick layers of synth in both the heavier and more frenetic moments, and the more methodically paced, looser moments – even in the sparest passages the atmosphere is thick. Sharp stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing.)

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Jerry Goldsmith/Lionel NewmanBandolero ... LP
Project 3, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $7.99
A way cooler soundtrack than you might expect – not only different than the usual western score of the time, but surprisingly sophisticated work for a movie that featured stars like Dean Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Raquel Welch, and George Kennedy! The music was conducted by Lionel Newman, and it's often got this sense of spareness and space that really makes things magical – sounds just hanging there in air, isolated instruments moving in Morricone-like fashion, yet in ways that still occasionally have some of the boldness you'd expect from Jerry Goldsmith too. The themes are often personal, almost romantic – yet never soppy, and occasionally inflected with exotic elements that really keeps things interesting. Titles include "El Jefe", "The Bait", "Ambushed", "A Bad Day For Hanging", and "Sabinas". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonAt The Vibes ... LP
Spin O Rama, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Features the tracks "Flying Home", "June Moon", "Autumn", "Starry Night", "Out Of Gas" and "Short Of Breath". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonHot Mallets Vol 1 ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Late 30s. Used ... $2.99
A number of sessions from the late 30s compiled here, with notable sidemen including Cootie Williams, Mezz Mezzrow, Johnny Hodges, Cozy Cole, Buster Bailey, Chu Berry, and many more. CD
(Out of print, small sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJazz Man For All Seasons ... LP
Folkways, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A collection of mid 60s recordings for the Glad-Hamp label, with selections from "Hamp In Japan", "Bossa Nova Jazz", "Exciting Hamp In Europe", "Taste Of Hamp" and "Many Sides Of Hamp" albums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has an index label on the spine.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Swings ... LP
Perfect, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Features the tracks "Undecided", "Dark Eyes", "Romeo's Gone Now", "Reindeer", "Loch Lomond", "My Man", "Too Much" and "Time For Lyons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Vinyl plays with a click on "Undecided".)

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Lionel HamptonMany Sides Of Hamp ... LP
Glad, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A killer set from the great Lionel Hampton – the first issued on his own small indie label! The group here is that hip 50s ensemble that had Hamp really evolving past his roots, and allowing lots of room for up-and coming younger players – including Harold Mabern on piano, Calvin Newborn on guitar, Virgil Jones on trumpet, and Eddie Pazant on sax! Also features some guest work from King Curtis on tenor and Tommy Flanagan on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing, with deep groove!)

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Lionel HamptonNew Sounds From Europe Vol 2 – France (10-inch) ... LP
Vogue (UK), 1954. Very Good ... $24.99
Recorded in Paris with Walter Williams on trumpet, Al Hayse and Jame Cleveland on trombones, William Montgomery on electric bass, and Curley Hamner on drums, plus Mezz Mezzrow, Claude Bolling, and Clifford Scott. Titles include "Always", "September In The Rain", "Real Crazy (More Crazy)", and "Real Crazy (More & More)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging, edge wear, a very small center split in the bottom seam, with a vintage price sticker and some pen on back.)

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Lionel HamptonNewport Uproar ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $14.99
A lively little concet performance from the Lionel Hampton group – with Hamp himself on vibes, plus piano and drums – and a lineup that includes Snooky Young and Joe Newman on trumpets, Al Grey and Garnett Brown on trombones, Billy Mackel on guitar – and Jerome Richardson, Frank Foster, and Eddie Pazant on saxes! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – on Pure Pleasure.)
 
 
 



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