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✨✧ Mad LionReal Ting ... CD
Nervous, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
17 tracks, plus the intro, almost all produced by KRS-One: "Double Trouble", "Nine On My Mind", "Own Destiny", "Crazy", "Bad Luck", "Real Ting", "Body & Shape", "Baby Father" and "Stop Dat Sh*t". CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie "The Lion" Smith & Jo JonesLion & The Tiger ... LP
Jazz Odyssey (France), 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Two older jazz legends recording together – captured late in life, but sounding really wonderful together! The set features no other instrumentation – save for the piano of Willie "The Lion" Smith and the drums of Jo Jones – an amazing combination, and one that shows this thoughtful maturity in both players – really captured well by the strong recording quality of the session, and the complete no-gimmicks mode, which really sets it apart from the pack! The tunes are mostly familiar, but they're opened up in this really personal interplay between the musicians – more with a vibe that has us feel like we've dropped in on the duo playing after hours for themselves and a few good friends. There's a bit of studio conversation at times, and the 2CD set features 41 selections in all – with titles that include "Carolina Shout", "Zig Zag", "Didn't He Ramble", "Trois Heures Du Matin", "Sweetie Dear", "Keep Your Temper", "Blame It On The Blues", "I'm Coming Virginia", "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight", "Harlem Joys", and "Rock & Roll & Weep". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithJazz For Collectors Vol. 3 ... LP
EMI (Argentina), Late 40s/1950s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Laminate cover has light surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Willie 'The Lion' SmithLegend Of Willie 'The Lion' Smith ... LP
Grand Award, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of those great albums that really gets at the full character of Willie The Lion Smith – as it features Willie playing, singing, and even reminiscing a bit too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, half split top seam, small split in the bottom seam, and a small sticker in back.)

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Malcolm ArnoldLion ... LP
London, 1962. Near Mint- ... $43.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label pressing in a blue back cover. Cover has some wear and aging, clear tape at the corners, and a small stained spot at the spine.)

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Big BlackLion Walk (deep pruple vinyl 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Uni/Future Shock (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
One of the weirdest, wildest albums from percussionist Big Black – a set that stretches out with a vibe that's a lot trippier and jazzier at times than some of his other work! Part of the album's strength comes from the arrangements – which are partly handled by Phil Moore, an artist who created all these other great album projects in the late 60s – often, like this one, a cool mix of exotic currents with new trends in funk and jazz – served up here by a lineup that features Moore on piano, Herman Riley and Chester Washington on tenors, Bruce Langhorn and the mysterious Brother Soul on guitars, and Thurman Green on trombone. Curtis Peagler adds in some alto and flute, and Owen Marshall plays the wild hose-a-phone, plus a host of percussion instruments too – while Big Black himself handles congas and a bit of vocals. Side one features the long jamming "Lion Walk" – and side two features "Tell Me, Do Your Conscience Bother You", "Love Sweet Like Sugar Cane", and "Come On Down To The Beach". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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First Aid KitLion's Roar ... LP
Wichita, 2012. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric sleeve.)

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Sinead O'ConnorLion & The Cobra ... LP
Chrysalis, 1987. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Masterdisk etch. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Prince JammyPrince Jammy In Lion Dub Style ... LP
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards – organ, clavinet, and even some harpsichord – and the real energy of the rhythms come from the young Sly & Robbie – very much in their prime here, without some of those later modes when they were trying to recopy themselves for the mainstream. Chinna Smith throws in lots of riffing guitar to the echoey brilliance – and titles include "No Bride", "Jammy's In The Arena", "Black Trap", "The Big Apple", "Rough Voyage", "Uhru Express", "King Forever", "Tiger Dub" and "Mystic Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lenny WilliamsLenny Williams (aka Pray For The Lion) ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Lenny's first solo album, and a sophisticated batch of tracks that has him moving away from the simpler style of work with Tower Of Power, into territory that has a lot more complicated arrangements. Eugene McDaniels produced the record – and Lenny sings a nice version of his famous "Compared To What". Keyboardist Mike Melvoin handled the arrangements, and the whole thing has some very nice jazzy touches. Other tracks include "Keep On Keeping On", "We're Gonna See It Through", "Open Book", "River", and "Problem Solver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light edge wear.)

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VariousSound Effects Volume 14 – From A Cat's Meow To A Lion's Roar, From A Pistol Shot To A World War ... LP
Major, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Contains various animals sounds, sirens, engine noises, and more! 34 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light surface wear, a few small stains, and a number in pen.)
 
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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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Don ByasAnthropology ... LP
Black Lion, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, William Schiopffe on drums, and Bent Axen on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jeff CarneyLive Electronic Music ... LP
Audio File/Lion, 1989. New Copy ... $19.99
An incredible album of electronic music – and one that definitely lives up to its title, as every selection is played live – quite a unique thing as the set was recorded at a time when programming was really beginning to take hold! In a way, Jeff Carney is evoking that first great moment when more expensive electronics were able to get in the hands of more homegrown musicians – using technology that was previously the stuff of academic labs, but in ways that were much more down to earth! You can definitely feel that vibe here – as Carney works magic at a level that has us imagining him just sitting alone in the echoey space of recording – revelling in each new fingertouch on the keyboards – as he spins out the long tracks "Questions Unanswered", "Arp 2600 Improvisations", and "Pensive Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl release – beautifully done with a heavy booklet of notes!)

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Dino & Montevideo BluesMontevideo Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 11.99
Really compelling work from the enigmatic Dino – a set recorded with slow, slinky backings from the Montevideo Blues combo! The album's a lot less blues than you might guess from the group's name – and in a way, the approach is almost more folksy, or singer/songwriter overall – with a key focus on Dino's political lyrics, and backings that often follow along with snakey guitar and slinky rhythms. There's a raspy brilliance to the whole set – and Dino almost sounds like Uruguay's equivalent of Geraldo Vandre – a powerful, positive singer, but one who never reached a bigger audience outside his homeland. Titles include "Sentimiento", "Si Te Vas", "Montevideo Blues", "Milonga De Pelo Largo", "Para Hacer Musica Para Hacer", and "Chamarrita El Chiquero". CD reissue is as amazing as the original – with a huge booklet with notes, history, and lyrics – plus 7 more bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamOsmosis ... CD
Black Lion, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Kenny Dorham on trumpet – with Curtis Fuller on trombone, Frank Haynes on tenor sax, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums. CD
(Out of print original Black Lion pressing.)

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Four Levels Of ExistenceFour Levels Of Existence ... CD
Venus/Lion, 1976. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A raw and quite excellent batch of fuzzy Greek psychedelic rock from the mid 70s – the rare self-titled set for Four Levels Of Existence! The lyrics are Greek, so we can't speak for the songwriting on the narrative tip, but the sound is excellent – with fuzzed out guitars and some wiry lead guitar and some pretty fast drums that are impressive to say the least – with a head nodding sense of groove, too. Titles include "Metamorphic", "When The Snow Melts", "Wilderness", "Insane Men's Trumpet", "Our Fight", "Someday In Athens" and more. CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Stephane GrappelliLive In London ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1973. Used ... $9.99
With Dizy Disley and Denny Wright on guitar, plus Len Skeat on bass. Tracks include "Them There Eyes", "After You've Gone", "Nuages", "Manoir De Mes Reves Daphne", and "Tea For Two". CD
(Out of print.)

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JardineLook In The Window ... CD
Lion, 1969. New Copy ... $4.99 11.99
A beautiful bit of folk-psych from the late 60s UK scene – recorded for Polydor in 1969, but never issued at the time – now finally getting its first exposure to the world at large! The group have a really easygoing approach – blending fuzzy electric and softer acoustic guitars, slow-stepping rhythms, and some slightly more tripped-out instrumentation – all with vocals that take on a nicely lyrical approach – never too hippy-dippy, but with an evocative quality that has echoes of the ancient. Group members have ties to Band Of Joy and Velvett Fogg – and the set features uncredited work from Peter Frampton, and members of The Herd and East of Eden. Like other Lion reissues, the quality here is top-shelf – full notes, photos, and lots of information on the lost album – presented here with 12 tracks that include "Execution Of The Child", "Rain Day Julep", "Hello Goodbye Victoria Cane", "Hanna Wife Of Thomas Kite", "Harpsichord", "Roses & Ribbons", "Masochists Of Strangulation", and "The Story Of Acorn Rose". CD

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Barney KesselBlue Soul (plus Swinging Easy) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy 2CDs ... $14.99
A pair of late 60s gems from guitarist Barney Kessel – both of which came from the same string of sessions! First up is Blue Soul – a very groovy set from guitarist Barney Kessel – very different than some of his cleaner, smoother-toned work of the 50s! The album was partly recorded in London, and partly recorded in LA – and there's a really nice mix of modes going on, which includes strong use of organ at times – bringing a soul jazz vibe to the record, which Barney seems to match with an extra sort of rasp in his strings – this nice bite that really sets the record apart from some of his others! There's also great use of electric bass, very strong at a few points, with a nice kick in the rhythms that's kind of unexpected for a record from Kessel – as you'll groove to on titles that include "Blue Soul", "Stumblin Around", "Comin Home", "Quail Bait", "Shufflin", and "Frank Mills". Swinging Easy is really nice work from guitarist Barney Kessel – one of his overlooked late 60s sessions from a time when the musician was really opening up his sound! Barney's working with a British trio here – John Marshall on drums and Kenny Napper on bass – and there's a nice sense of tone that carries forward his 50s modes, but which also maybe has a bit more of a bite, too. The mix is a great one, and titles include "On A Clear Day", "The Look Of Love", "Corcovado", "Aquarius", "Watch The Birds Go By", and "I Will Wait For You". CD
(Great paper sleeve package, too!)

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LenoVida E Obra De Johnny McCartney ... CD
CBS/Lion, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
Post-Tropicalia work from Leno – a Brazilian singer who'd worked as part of a duo during the Jovem Guarda years, but who really sounds great here on his own! The style's a bit more straightforward rock than the Brazilian sound of a few years back – a bit fuzzy and compressed at times, yet still with a really strong edge, and light years from more mainstream American rock of the time. Many tracks were supposedly banned by the censors in Brazil at the time, although from today's perspective they've got a hard-rocking charm that's more innocent than anything else – a quality that makes the record ripe for rediscovery today! Lion productions have done a wonderful job with the notes and packaging (as usual!) – and titles include "Johnny McCartney", "Por Que Nao", "Lady Baby", "Deixo O Tempo Me Levar", "Peguei Uma Apolo", "Pobre Do Rei", "Sentando No Arco-Iris", and "Bis". CD

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Lost SoulsLost Souls (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Lion, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 29.99
A group who definitely live up to their name – given that their recordings are so obscure, they were lost souls from the very start! Yet there's also a genius here that should have made them huge – an inherent tunefulness that clearly shows a love of The Beatles, Hollies, and a handful of other Brit groups – but delivered with an edge that's more like early Who or Creation – and by that last reference, we mean both the fab 60s British group, and the later 80s label with the same name! These tunes are fantastic little gems – catchy, but not commercial – charming, but never cloying – and often driven by some exceptionally strong basslines at the bottom, which works great with the warmer vocal harmonies and jangly guitars. Titles include "Dare To Surmise", "Love I Won't Admit", "Look At Me", "Things That Are Important", "Diamond Head", "Livin The Way I Want To", and "Trashcan Throne" – and the set also features a few live tracks, and some bonus material too – 29 titles in all, by a group who hopefully won't be lost souls any longer! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rod MasonStruttin With Some Barbecue ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1977. Used ... $6.99
Rod Mason on cornet, clippertone, valve trombone, clarinet, and vocals – with Pete allen on saxophones and clarinet, Johnny Withers on banjo and guitar, Chris Haskins on bass, and Jimmy Garforth on drums. CD
(Out of print, original Black Lion CD pressing.)

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Miguel Y El ComitePara Hacer Musica – Para Hacer ... CD
Lion, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 11.99
Hard grooving, heavily grooving South American rock from Miguel Y El Comite (Miguel & The Committee) from the early 70s – led by Miguel Livichich, who made waves a bit earlier with El Syndikato! The percussion drives the sound pretty well, but the vocals are nicely out front in the mix, where they should be, as their charismatic and inviting as can be – with a nice fuzzed out guitar sound and a killer bass sound. Includes " Para Hacer Musica, Para Hacer...", "No Va Mas (Ya)", "Mi Sol", "Que Me Importa", "Junto Al Mar", "No Ves Que No Cabe", "Candombe Triste", "Hiroshima (1945)", Rompan Todo" and more. One bonus track: "Mala-Mala", a 1972 single b-side. CD

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Roger & Wendy (Bermuda Triangle)Love Rog & Wen (LP sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Acme/Lion, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 11.99
A private press folk gem from Roger & Wendy – who put out a cult classic a little later on as Bermuda Triangle, and earlier wowed us with the psyche era work by Euphoria – a nice little record that deserves to heard! Includes some adventurous versions of some of the more adventurous tunes by some folk heavies including Dylan's "John Wesley Harding", "Country Pie" and "Just Like A Woman" and Dave Van Ronk's "Acne Blues" with some singing and instrumentation that ranges from sort of eerie to fairly breezy – plus "The Wind", "Bojangles", "Motorcycle Madness", "There Is Now" and more. This great CD edition on Lion includes 5 bonus tracks: "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Sometimes We Find It, Part II", "Send In The Clowns", "Gray Mare" and "Sleep". CD
(Comes in cardboard LP style sleeve with nice booklet of notes & photos.)

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SandroseSandrose ... CD
Polydor/Lion, 1972. Used ... $6.99
Dynamic jazz rock from the French scene of the 70s – combo with a strong penchant for stretching out strongly on organ and guitar – but one that also has a few more sensitive, folksy moments as well! The tracks shift nicely between longer numbers and shorter ones – the shorter tracks usually a bit more up-close and personal, with gentle vocals from Rose Podwojny – and the longer numbers usually hit more of a progressive feel, with some especially nice mellotron work at a few points. Titles include "Vision", "Never Good At Sayin Goodbye", "Underground Session", "Old Dom Is Dead", "To Take Him Away", and "Metakara". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Sea DersSea Ders ... CD
Lion, Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
A great record with all the known recordings of the Sea-Ders (or Cedars) – a beat combo from mid-to-late 60s Lebanon – and a pretty much perfect mix of period rock & roll hooks and rhythms with Middle Eastern string buzz in place of a Stratocaster! The vocals are in English and the tunes are as catchy and accessible as can be – with either an electric bouzouki or oud bring the stringed heat – and it's a perfect fit! Includes "For Your Information", "Hide If You Want To Hide". "I Like The Way", "Thanks A Lot", "Better Loved", "Undecidedly", "'Cause I Do Care" and more. 8 tracks in all CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Buddy TateJumpin On The West Coast ... LP
Black Lion, 1947/1949. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Great early tenor from Buddy Tate – with piano on some tracks by Bill Doggett! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light aging.)

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Jorge TrasanteFolklore Afro Uruguayo – Investigacion Musical Desde Las Raices ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An excellent album of spare percussion tracks – served up by Jorge Trasante, who'd later rise to fame in the Gypsy Kings – but who here is working as a young percussionist with a great love of South American rhythms! As the title implies, the set is an exploration of the roots of his native Uruguay – and Trasante plays a variety of different instruments, in a variety of different modes – with a result that puts the record very strongly in a tradition of spare percussion sets that might include the classic Drums & Chants record by Mongo Santamaria, or some of the famous albums on the Latin Percussion label in the 70s! Titles include "Candombe De La Calle Cuareim", "Afro", "Candombe Calle Ansina", "Murga", "Zamba", "Tango", and "Malambo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurence Vanay (Jacqueline Thibault)Galaxies (180 2LP gram pressing) (with bonus tracks) ... LP
SFP/Lion, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Totally wonderful sounds from Laurance Vanay (aka Jacqueline Thibault) – an album that's heavy on keyboard sounds throughout – including these really moody Hammond organ lines that are handled in a style that's a lot closer to work on Fender Rhodes! The album's neither jazz nor prog – but has this really special sort of feel that's completely unique – very personal and poetic, while still having the power of some of the best rock instrumental sets of the time! Jacqueline sings a bit on the record – often in these soft, gentle spots – but overall the main focus is on the instrumentation, with some added drums, guitars, and a bit of flute and percussion. Titles include "Le Loup Qui Pleure", "La Grand Voile", "Soleil Rouge", "Le Coeur Lourd", and "Galaxies". Include a bonus LP, too –with extra material that includes include "L'Ete En Cage", "Glaciers Interdits" (a whole side of alternate versions), "4 Nuages", "Chris Chant", and "Catalepsie" (as Nanajo). LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful copy – with insert.)

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Ben WebsterSaturday Night At The Montmartre ... LP
Black Lion, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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! Titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Londonderry Air", "My Romance", and "Blues For Herluf". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing. Cover has light wear, a small corner cut, and a manufacturing flaw in back with a blue strip down the paste-on.)

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VariousGroove Club 3 – Cambodia Rock Intensified ... CD
Lion/Get On Down, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Mad sounds from Cambodia – rock and roll at the core, but with a delivery that's unlike anything you'd hear in the Anglo world! There's plenty of Eastern elements going down in the music – not just the local lyrics, but other ways of putting together a rhythm, tuning a guitar, and hypnotically delivering a melody. Yet all the sounds are focused with an ear towards crossover pop as well – not really the stuff of chart hits, but tuneful, catchy modes that really make us dig the whole thing – even though we can't understand a word of the lyrics! The package features very detailed notes – plenty to help you figure out the music as you're digging the tunes – and the double-length set features 18 tracks that include "Kchol Kdot Tirk John" and "Prous Teh Oun" by Sinn Sisamouth, "Pros Reang Yeh Yeh" and "Chnam Oun 31" by Pan Ron, "Sora" by Yos Alarong, "Kom Nirk Oun Euy" by Ros Sereysothea, "Berk Tvea Auy Bong" by Im Sonserm, and "Jah Joh Aem" by Ros Sereysothea. CD

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✨✧ Emmanuelle ParreninMaison Rose ... CD
CBS/Lion, 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of fragile beauty and buried darkness – in a space that's somewhere between the work of Nico and Brigitte Fontaine, but a fair bit sweeter overall! Emmanuelle Parrenin sings here in a timeless style that might almost be called folksy – especially in the return to tradition styles of the UK 70s scene – but it's also got a slightly headier feel overall, almost trippy at times, with a sense of crumbling innocence that's further underscored by spare instrumentation that includes hurdy-gurdy, spinet, and dulcimer. Most tunes just feature vocals and some combination of these instruments – and a few numbers feature slightly larger backing, but never a full group mode. Titles include "Ritournelle", "Leiturgie", "Copraze", "Lecharpe De Soie", "Ce Matin A Fremontel", and "Belle Virginie" – and the CD features 1 bonus track. CD

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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 ... 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
(Great 2CD paper sleeve pressing!)

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✨✧ Larry YoungLarry Young (aka Testifying) ... LP
Prestige/Black Lion (France), Early 60s/1983. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Before stretching out on Blue Note later on in the 60s, Larry Young started the decade with some great sets like this – straighter soul jazz that showed he had a very firm grasp on traditional modes for the Hammond – more than enough to allow his experimentation in later years! The set's a nicely basic batch of tracks – one that's very open and spacious, with plenty of room for Young to open up on the keys – given that the backing here is mostly from Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Jimmie Smith on drums. The great Joe Holiday joins the group on tenor for two tracks – bringing in a style that nicely bridges modes – and although the groove is somewhat relaxed, you can certainly hear Young's genius already starting to form! Titles include "Exercise For Chihuahuas", "Wee Dot", "Testifying", and "Some Thorny Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing.)

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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 ... 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

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✨✧ Souls Of InspyrationSouls Of Inspyration (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Lion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The only album ever recorded by this obscure Canadian group – and a pretty darn great mix of hard rock influences and hippy, dippier touches! The group use Hammond organ as much as guitar on most of the tracks – creating a sound that's swirling, building, and almost spiritual at times – thanks to some higher ideals espoused in the lyrics! Other instrumentation includes heavy bass and drums – the usual, but used in ways that reach some loftier new heights, especially on the more extended numbers – which have jazzy, proggy elements. Titles include the jamming "Dil Kusha", plus "Of Lambs & Wolves", "Eyes Of Nature", "Seasons Of Change", and "Sun Shines In The Winter". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie Cleanhead VinsonJamming The Blues ... CD
Black Lion, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hip French material recorded with a group that also has Hal Singer on tenor! CD
(Out of print, original Black Lion CD pressing.)

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✨✧ JerusalemJerusalem ... LP
Deram/Lion, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record with a much harder edge than you'd expect from the cover – not the ancient vibe of a medieval crusade, or the religiosity in the title – and instead this searing entry to the hard rock underground at the time! The group have a really heavy Black Sabbath sort of sound – with excellent lead guitars from Bob Cooke, and a sinister sound that has the grooves really dipping down into the depths, pushed even further by evil-edged vocals from singer Lynden Williams. The album's got the raw power of Sabbath's best work – and the whole thing's a killer record that should have been an instant classic. Titles include "Midnight Steamer", "Frustration", "Hooded Eagle", "Primitive Man", "She Came Like A Bat Out Of Hell", and "When The Wolf Sits". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bud PowellStrictly Confidential/Essen Jazz Festival All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pair of rare late albums from Bud Powell – back to back in a single set! Strictly Confidential is a really unusual set of recordings from pianist Bud Powell – tracks recorded in his overseas home, solo – a setting that puts the keyboard magic of Powell in a similar sound to that of Art Tatum, who'd recorded in such a way the decade before! At some level, these might be the most compelling recordings that Bud made at the time – as there's an intimacy that's wonderful, and an inherent swing that makes you realize how much Powell was always driving the group – even when he was working with top-shelf drummers and bassists. Plus, the solo mode maybe also opens up a current of humanity past the Bud's skills on the keys – which makes the whole record all that much more powerful. Titles include "Deep Night", "Strictly Confidental", "Wahoo", "Deep Inside", "My Devotion", "Conception", and "Ruby My Dear". Essen Jazz Festival All Stars is a great recording from the 1960 Essen Jazz Festival in Germany – one that has bassist Oscar Pettiford playing with Bud Powell and drummer Kenny Clarke (all of whom were living abroad at the time), and being joined by Coleman Hawkins on a few tracks. On the trio sides, although Powell's strong piano is out front, Pettiford still gets a lot of room to solo in warm round swells. The Hawk sides are our favorites, though, because we love the great tenor player at this point in his career, when he was playing in a way that was deceptively easy, but which was filled with all of these incredible surprises. The tracks on this LP are no exception, and the Hawk flies high high high on "All The Things You Are", "Yesterdays", and "Stuffy". CD
(Part of the Black Lion Records Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Sandhy & MandhyPara Castukis (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Haunting work from the duo of Sandhy & Mandhy – a pair from the Buenos Aires scene at the end of the 60s, working in a weird mix of beat group styles and hipper rock rhythms! There's a slightly ethereal quality to the work – partly because of the way the pair trade back vocals, partly because of the light organ lines used to support the groove – which brings a haunting Zombies-like quality to the record at times – although produced with a bit simpler sound than Odyssey & Oracle! Most tunes are original, and showcase a surprising depth in songwriting – and some numbers feature some really cool percussion that complicates the sound nicely – pushing the duo past simple pop lines, into some of the headier territory of the late 60s South American scene. Titles include "Yo Te Buscare", "Hasta El Manana", "Lluvia", "La Chica Sola Y Triste", "Quisiera Olvidarte", "Esta Noche No Debes Llorar", and "Recuardo Hoy". 5 bonus tracks, including some cool covers: "Prende Mi Fuego (Light My Fire)", "Barco De Cristal (Crystal Ship)", "Mientras Caen Las Lagrimas (As Tears Go By)" plus "Quisiera Olvidarte" and "Me Colgaron La Galleta". CD

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✨✧ VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 6 ... LP
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Barry BrownPraises ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... About April 22, 2022 (delayed)
An incredible set, and one that will definitely have you heaping praises on Barry Brown – as the singer was one of the most inventive of the late roots reggae years in Jamaica – and maybe gets his best presentation ever on the tracks on the set! There's a splashy brilliance to the way the tracks are put together – often with these subtle funky drums from Santa Davis, which provide this cool little kick underneath the heavy dub and echo used in the production – keeping the rhythms focused while Barry Brown lets his voice do all these amazing things! At times, you almost feel as if Barry's living in the world of fuzz and tripped-out sounds that make up the music – riding the waves and having a tremendous time in the process – on cuts that include "Fittest Of The Fittest (parts 1 & 2)", "Natty Rootsman (parts 1 & 2)", "Step It Up Youthman (ext)", "Look How Long", "Give Thanks & Praise (lion mix)", "Give Thanks (part 3)", "Creative Vibes (xylophone)", "From Creation", "Look How Long Dub", and "We Can't Dub Like This". CD

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Eddie CondonTown Hall Concerts Vol 2 ... CD
Jazzology, 1944. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
With Billy Butterfield, James P Johnson, Max Kaminsky, Gene Krupa, Joe Marsala, Benny Morton, Hot Lips Page, Pee Wee Russell, and Willie The Lion Smith. 33 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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CultureTwo Sevens Clash (3LPs – 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
The first album from Culture, and still their most classic – a set that takes its title from a prediction by Marcus Garvey – who said that there would be trouble in the world when "two sevens clash" on July 7, 1977! Fortunately, we made it all through that date in one piece – and good thing too, as the record's gone on to even more legendary status as the years have gone on – with a righteous sort of energy that just seems to get more important over the decades. Joe Gibbs produced, and arranged with Errol Thompson – and the slow-stepping rhythms of the set, heavy on bottom-end sounds, are a perfect backdrop for the message-oriented lyrics in the music. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "I'm Alone In The Wilderness", "Pirate Days", "Two Sevens Clash", "Calling Rastafari", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Get Ready To Ride The Lion To Zion", "Black Starliner Must Come", "Jah Pretty Face", "See Them A Come", and "Natty Dread Taking Over". Very special edition – with 11 bonus tracks that include ""Natty Dread Taking Over/Invasion" by Culture & Roy, "Natty Gone Clear" by Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, "Fulfillment" by The Mighty Two, "I'm Not Ashamed/Under Tight Wraps" by Culture & I Roy, "See Them A Come/Mask Mi Mask" by Culture & Prince Weedy, "Informer" by Culture, "Natty Pass His GCE" by Shorty The President, "State Of Emergency" by Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, and "Informer Version" by The Mighty Two. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonLong Tall Dexter – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A huge collection of material that Dexter recorded for Savoy in the early bop years – mostly issued as 78 rpm singles, but also including a number of tracks from the album Dexter Rides Again. The set brings together a wealth of alternate takes of the material, including a number of unissued ones – as well as great notes on the material, and a higher level of sound quality than the original vinyl. Titles include "The Lion Roars", "After Hours Bop", "Dexter Digs In", "Settin The Pace", "Blow Mr Dexter", "Long Tall Dexter", and "Dexter Rides Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack GrunskyToronto (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Amadeo/Big Pink (South Korea), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 22.99
Jack Grunsky's a Canadian singer, as you might guess from the title – but he works here with help on arrangements and production from British great Alexis Korner – who, as with his own recordings, helps Jack find a special sort of space that's nicely hard to define! Grunsky often plays acoustic guitar, and sings with a mix of folk and blues inspirations – but both the structure of the songs and their lyrical content are something that's very far from both genres – and handled here by Korner with the kind of genre-bending vibe that you might have found on Island Records at the turn of the 70s. Titles include "A Better Look At Toronto", "Moon Child Song", "The Lion & The Tamer", "Ain't You Got A Thing To Say To Me", "Eight O'Clock", "Travels", and "A Figure Of The Gothic Age". CD

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Alberta Hunter/Lucille Hegamin/Victoria SpiveySongs We Taught Your Mother ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, 1961. Very Good+ ... $38.99
Raw, rootsy blues – recorded by a trio of gals who are definitely old enough to have taught your mom a few songs! The set's got a mixed blues/jazz vibe – that sweet 20s/30s mode when the two genres would often blur nicely together – and players include Sidney De Paris on tuba, JC Higginbotham on trombone, Buster Bailey on clarinet, Cliff Jackson on piano, Henry Goodwin on trumpet, Cecil Scott on clarinet, and Willie The Lion Smith on piano. Singers alternate tracks on the set – and titles include Albert Hunter singing "I Got Myself A Workin Man" and "I Got A Mind To Ramble", Lucille Hegamin singing "St Louis Blues" and "You'll Want My Love", and Victoria Spivey singing "Black Snake Blues" and "Got The Blues So Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bluesville pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover has some light wear on the top seam, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Mike MarshallAdventure 1999 to 2009 ... CD
Adventure Music, Late 90s/2000s. Used ... $5.99
A decade's worth of music from Mike Marshall – a great selection of tracks issued by the Adventure Music label over the past ten years! Marshall mostly plays mandolin on the record – in that sweet acoustic groove he does unlike anyone else – rooted in folk, but with lots of jazz as well – soaring, ebullient, and filled with much more joy than you might normally expect in the instrument! Titles include "Serenata", "Um A Zero", "Indifference", "Angels We Have Heard On High", "Into The Lion's Den", "House Camp", "Peter Pan", and "Borealis". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, front cover has a small spot of sticker residue.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee-way ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $14.99
An undisputed masterpiece by Lee Morgan – and one of the first records in which he shed his straight bop sensibility, and began evolving into a soulful genius for the 60s! The album's got 4 long tracks that all build beautifully – really extended numbers that break the format of some of Lee's earlier work, and hint a bit at some of the more complicated touches he'd use on later sessions. All players are great – and include fellow Jazz Messengers Bobby Timmons on piano and Art Blakey on drums, plus Jackie McLean on alto and Paul Chambers on bass. Titles include the sublime "These Are Soulful Days" – a perfect model of soulful lyricism – plus "Midtown Blues", "Nakatini Suite", and "The Lion & The Wolff". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)
Also available Lee-way (SHMCD pressing) ... CD 18.99

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Lee MorganLee-way (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99
An undisputed masterpiece by Lee Morgan – and one of the first records in which he shed his straight bop sensibility, and began evolving into a soulful genius for the 60s! The album's got 4 long tracks that all build beautifully – really extended numbers that break the format of some of Lee's earlier work, and hint a bit at some of the more complicated touches he'd use on later sessions. All players are great – and include fellow Jazz Messengers Bobby Timmons on piano and Art Blakey on drums, plus Jackie McLean on alto and Paul Chambers on bass. Titles include the sublime "These Are Soulful Days" – a perfect model of soulful lyricism – plus "Midtown Blues", "Nakatini Suite", and "The Lion & The Wolff". CD
(Limited edition SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Lee-way ... CD 14.99

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Van MorrisonIt's Too Late To Stop Now ... CD
Warner, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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, earlier pressing in two individual jewel cases. )

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Leo ParkerRollin With Leo ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover has staining and wear along the opening side, punch-hole, and wear on bottom corners.)

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Selenites BandBehind The Mask ... LP
Stereophonk (France), 2021. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
The Selenites are just a quintet, but they manage to come across with the richness of a larger funky ensemble – effortlessly mixing together elements of Ethio Jazz, deep funk, and some occasional wild production touches – all with a groove that's pretty much all their own! The difference between Selenites Band and other Afro-styled combos might be the difference between El Michels Affair and The Dap-Kings – both are impeccable funk ensembles, but the former has a lean, mysterious style that's all their own! The tracks are all composed by Obi Riddim – who blows flute and bass clarinet in the band – and also handles krar, electronics, and vibes – on titles that include "Abyssinian Spirit", "Mystical Scratches", "Spiked Zeguene", "Lion's Five Steps", "Tomorrow's Running", and "Addis Streets". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99 On June 10, 2022
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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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 (2LP 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 33.99
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!)

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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 ... $19.99
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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VariousNight Comes Down – 60s British Mod, R&B, Freakbeat, & Swinging London Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $14.99 30.99
The British mod scene of the 60s was drinking up a very heady brew of American jazz, soul, and R&B – then doing a great job of turning it into their own sort of music, as you'll hear on this set! Most of the numbers here are English, but could easily go head-to-head with the most romping tunes on American jukeboxes at the time – particularly the soulful sort of grooves that were flowing out of northern cities like Detroit, Chicago, and New York! Yet there's also something special going on here, too – as the groups aren't just slavishly soulful, but also taking some chances, too – really starting to open up their sound, but not at the level from the more progressive years – just finding the right sort of inspiration, then getting confident enough to give things their own spin. The set list is amazing – very much on a par with the other superb 3CD collections of this nature from RPM – and titles include "Work Song" by James Royal, "Night Comes Down" by Mickey Finn, "What's Her Name" by Guy Darnell, "My Love" by Ronnie Jones, "Taboo Man" by Alexis Kroner, "Mama" by Litz Roza, "Don't That Beat Them All" by Just Five, "Fire In The City" by The Deviants, "Violin Shop" by The Alan Bown, "Elevator" by Grapefruit, "Peacock Dress" by Sun Dragon, "The Eagle Flies On Friday" by The Exceptions, "Girl On A Motorcycle" by British Lion Orchestra, and lots lots more! 87 tracks in all. CD

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VariousStrictly The Best Vol 12 ... CD
VP, 1993. Used ... $6.99
Volume 12 in the higly recommended series of reggae dancehall compilations from VP Records. Like the title says, they include the best of the current crop of dancehall singles, including some hard to find titles. Keep in mind that the even-numbered volumes (like this one) feature the slower roots and lover's rock songs. Always some nice, smooth vocals and usually one or two versions of current pop/r&b hits. (The odd-numbered volumes feature the harder, more uptempo dancehall tracks.) This volume features: BERES HAMMOND "Doctor's Orders", CAROL GONZALES "Personal Delivery", SANCHEZ "Wherever I Lay My Hat", PINCHERS "Carpenter", MARCIA GRIFFITHS "I Shall Sing", GARNETT SILK "Kingly Character", MAXI PRIEST & TUMPA LION "Too Late To Turn Back Now", DAWN PENN "You Don't Love Me", JUNIOR TUCKER "Love Of A Lifetime", WAYNE WONDER "Baby You & I", COCOA TEA "Good Life", MIGHTY DIAMONDS "I Need A Roof", BERES HAMMOND & JOSEY WALES "Free & Single", SUGAR MINOT "Sprinter Stayer" CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CultureTwo Sevens Clash (clear with blue & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album from Culture, and still their most classic – a set that takes its title from a prediction by Marcus Garvey – who said that there would be trouble in the world when "two sevens clash" on July 7, 1977! Fortunately, we made it all through that date in one piece – and good thing too, as the record's gone on to even more legendary status as the years have gone on – with a righteous sort of energy that just seems to get more important over the decades. Joe Gibbs produced, and arranged with Errol Thompson – and the slow-stepping rhythms of the set, heavy on bottom-end sounds, are a perfect backdrop for the message-oriented lyrics in the music. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "I'm Alone In The Wilderness", "Pirate Days", "Two Sevens Clash", "Calling Rastafari", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Get Ready To Ride The Lion To Zion", "Black Starliner Must Come", "Jah Pretty Face", "See Them A Come", and "Natty Dread Taking Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!)

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✨✧ D & D All Stars/Big C1, 2 Pass It (clean, inst, rmx clean, rmx inst, acapella)/Look Alive (clean, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1995. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lead single from the then highly anticipated D&D Project, produced by DJ Premier with Mad Lion, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, Fat Joe, Smif & Wessun, and Jeru on the mic. "Look Alive" is produced by Diamond D. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Arista sleeve.)

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✨✧ Kenny DrewUndercurrent ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever by pianist Kenny Drew – a record that's as noteworthy for the contributions of the sidemen as it is for the efforts of the leader! Drew's a player who often worked mostly in trio formats – but here, he's hitting hard with a righteous Blue Note power – thanks to the presence of Hank Mobley on tenor and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, both of whom really give the record an edge! Drew's lyrical sensibilities are shifted to darker, more modern moments at times – and the rest of the group features Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. An essential addition to the Blue Note legacy of Mobley and Hubbard – and the set's filled with original tunes by Kenny, including "The Pot's On", "Undercurrent", "Funk-Cosity", and "Lion's Den". CD
(Out of print first US pressing.)

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✨✧ Kenny DrewUndercurrent ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever by pianist Kenny Drew – a record that's as noteworthy for the contributions of the sidemen as it is for the efforts of the leader! Drew's a player who often worked mostly in trio formats – but here, he's hitting hard with a righteous Blue Note power – thanks to the presence of Hank Mobley on tenor and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, both of whom really give the record an edge! Drew's lyrical sensibilities are shifted to darker, more modern moments at times – and the rest of the group features Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. An essential addition to the Blue Note legacy of Mobley and Hubbard – and the set's filled with original tunes by Kenny, including "The Pot's On", "Undercurrent", "Funk-Cosity", and "Lion's Den". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with obi – a great copy! BN 4059)

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✨✧ Paul Gonsalves & Ray NanceJust A Sittin' & A Rockin' ... LP
Freedom (UK), 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice small group set of Ellington sidemen – with Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Ray Nance on trumpet and violin, Norris Turney on alto, and Hank Jones on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Black Lion. Cover has light wear and aging, with some light stains at the top right and bottom left corners, and a bit of pen in back.)

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✨✧ Freddie RoachDown To Earth ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous album from organist Freddie Roach – arguably his best record ever for Blue Note, and a really wonderful session! The set's got Freddie opening up in a slightly hipper groove than on some of his more R&B-influenced sides – working with a quartet that includes Percy France on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks are longish, with some really great rhythms – and show Freddie moving past straight Hammond grooving, into a more righteous mode that would emerge even more on his albums for Prestige. 6 tracks in all, and the titles include "De Bug", "Ahm Miz", "Althea Soon", and "Lion Down". CD

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✨✧ John BarryMore Things Change – Film, TV, & Studio Work 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Our favorite chapter in the long and storied career of film score legend John Barry – music from a moment when he'd moved past the fame of his earlier James Bond soundtracks, and started hitting territory that was even more mindblowing overall! Barry was already great with Bond, and as those films moved on, he developed this amazing ear for more sophisticated, subtle elements – which unfold here at a level that easily puts the composer/arranger in territory of much more lauded studio and sound library talents! There's still some catchy vocal tunes in the mix – but what's even more striking is Barry's evolved sense of sound and timing – so that familiar instruments can sound all weird and unusual – yet still tuneful too – almost as if he were running over to the European avant garde to borrow a few sonic ideas, then fold them into the groovier numbers included within. The set features some of our favorite John Barry tracks ever, mixed with other more obscure numbers that are equally great – tunes that include "Follow Follow", "The Adventurer", "Highway 101", "The More Things Change", "Theme From The Appointment", "Fun City", "Midnight Cowboy", "Theme From Romance For Guitar & Orchestra", "We Have All The Time In The World", "Afternoon", "Theme From The Persuaders", "Lion In Winter", and "Who Will Buy My Yesterdays". CD

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✨✧ Barry BrownPraises ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An incredible set, and one that will definitely have you heaping praises on Barry Brown – as the singer was one of the most inventive of the late roots reggae years in Jamaica – and maybe gets his best presentation ever on the tracks on the set! There's a splashy brilliance to the way the tracks are put together – often with these subtle funky drums from Santa Davis, which provide this cool little kick underneath the heavy dub and echo used in the production – keeping the rhythms focused while Barry Brown lets his voice do all these amazing things! At times, you almost feel as if Barry's living in the world of fuzz and tripped-out sounds that make up the music – riding the waves and having a tremendous time in the process – on cuts that include "Fittest Of The Fittest (parts 1 & 2)", "Natty Rootsman (parts 1 & 2)", "Step It Up Youthman (ext)", "Look How Long", "Give Thanks & Praise (lion mix)", "Give Thanks (part 3)", "Creative Vibes (xylophone)", "From Creation", "Look How Long Dub", and "We Can't Dub Like This". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ IxtahueleEden Ahbez's Dharmaland ... CD
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to the music of Eden Ahbez – the original "nature boy" himself, and a mystical west coast composer who was to the LA scene what Moondog was to New York! The songs here come from unrecorded sheet music left behind by Eden – songs composed in the early 60s, when he was stretching out even more than his postwar years of momentary fame – performed here by the group Ixtahuele, who use some of the home-made percussion instruments and flutes that Ahbez created himself! There's a very dreamy vibe to the whole thing – postwar exotica filtered though a more contemporary appreciation – but all without any sort of cheesy retro modes at all – instead, music that's very faithful to the Ahbez inspiration, yet never slavish either. Titles include "Dharma Man", "The Lion & The Fox", "Bwawto", "Fire Of The Soul", "The King & Queen Of Waters", and "Grapevine". CD

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✨✧ Ayalew MesfinGood Aderegechegn ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Bernard ParmegianiMemoire Magnetique Vol 2 – 1966 to 1993 ... LP
Transversales Disques (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of work we've ever seen from electronic genius Bernard Parmegiani – a batch of tracks that are relatively short, in comparison to some of Bernard's better-known longform work – but manage to pack all sorts of amazing sounds into a very small space! The music here is almost as of Parmegiani found a way to focus on the core elements of his creations, strip them down, and deliver the goods with a lean sound that's often quite tuneful, sometimes a bit funky – heavy on keyboards and electronics, with an eeriness that's not unlike early John Carpenter film scores. Titles include "Stade 2", "Spot Pub", "Temoignanes", "Pop Secret", "Lion D'Or", "Sonal Roissy", "Electrorhythmes", and "Bongo Fuego". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shaolin AfronautsFlight Of The Ancients ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky Afro Soul from Oz – the brilliant full length debut of Shaolin Afronauts! Flight Of The Ancients blasts off from the bedrock of 70s West Africa and Ethio funk influences, but their one of the rare few combos who pull it off without it feeling like a retread of past glories. Part of that success stems from their working really well in a number of modes – filtering classic funky soul and jazz funk influences with modern inventiveness and brilliant musicianship. Drums and congas bring the percussive heat with a great horn section of saxes, trumpets and bass clarinet, tight guitar grooves and heavy bass. A solid combo from the fertile Australian funk scene! Includes "Journey Through Time", "Rise With The Blind", "Flight Of The Ancients", "Shaolin Theme", "Kilimanjaro", "Shira", "The Quiet Lion" and "The Scarab". 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Yabby You & The ProphetsBeware Dub (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from Yabby You – one that's heavy on the mixing talents of King Tubby and Prince Jammy – so much so that Yabby's vocals are nicely buried in the overall sound, wrapped up in the heavy bass, riffing guitar, and bad-stepping drums – and couched in a wonderfully echoey style overall! The album's kind of a casebook study of the approach at its best – and is expanded here with a few bonus tracks and unissued numbers – which gives the whole thing double the power of the original! Titles include "Beware", "Peace", "Deliverance", "Prophets", "Feel Alright", "Praises", "Selassie I Memorial Version", "Sensimena", "Conquering Lion (dub plate mix)", "God Is Watching You (dub plate mix)", and "Marshall Dreadlocks Version". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ IxtahueleEden Ahbez's Dharmaland ... LP
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to the music of Eden Ahbez – the original "nature boy" himself, and a mystical west coast composer who was to the LA scene what Moondog was to New York! The songs here come from unrecorded sheet music left behind by Eden – songs composed in the early 60s, when he was stretching out even more than his postwar years of momentary fame – performed here by the group Ixtahuele, who use some of the home-made percussion instruments and flutes that Ahbez created himself! There's a very dreamy vibe to the whole thing – postwar exotica filtered though a more contemporary appreciation – but all without any sort of cheesy retro modes at all – instead, music that's very faithful to the Ahbez inspiration, yet never slavish either. Titles include "Dharma Man", "The Lion & The Fox", "Bwawto", "Fire Of The Soul", "The King & Queen Of Waters", and "Grapevine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Robert Nippoldt & Hans-Jurgen SchaalJazz – New York In The Roaring Twenties ... Book
Taschen, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful look at the early years of jazz – served up here in a set of portraits drawn by the author, which are interspersed with bits of history and the stories behind their music! There's a really unified feel to the drawings of Robert Nippoldt – who takes a style that's somewhere between classic 20th Century illustration and later graphic modes – but always respectful, never cartoony, and balanced with other images of the scene around the musicians too! The book features chapters on Sidney Bechet, Biz Beiderbecke, Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang, Willie The Lion Smith, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, and many others – and the heavy, hardcover volume is oversize, 144 pages, and features illustrations throughout. Book
(XL edition – super-huge and beautiful!)

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 32.99

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 32.99
 
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AaliyahOne In A Million ... LP
Blackground, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98 On May 27, 2022
Sadly we'll never know how much better it would get for Aaliyah, than this second LP, her first collaboration with Timbaland. With "Hot Like Fire", "One In A Million", "If Your Girl Only Knew", "The One I Gave My Heart To", "Giving You More", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" and "Choosey Lover (Old School/New School)". LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, May 27.

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Aziza (Dave Holland/Chris Potter/Lionel Loueke/Eric Harland)Aziza ... LP
Dare 2, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
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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✨✧ Gerard Batrya & the LionsTo Jaco ... CD
Timescraper (Germany), 2001. Used ... $7.99
Gerard Batrya on bass, Mack Goldsbury on saxophone, Christian Grabandt on trumpet, Reggie Moore on piano, Michael Rodach and Carlos Mieres on guitar, Mickey Bister on drums, and Topo Goia and Ernst Bier on drums. CD

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Lionel BelmondoPlays European Standards ... CD
Discograph, 2012. Used ... $9.99
Lionel Belmondo on saxophone and flute, Sylvain Romano on bass, and Laurent Robin on drums. Includes a few originals plus pieces adapted from or inspired by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Chopin, and Holst. CD
(Out of print.)

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Berio/Castiglioni/Holliger/Huber/Krenek/LehmannSpectacular Heinz Holliger – Sequenza VII/Alef/Trio/Noctes Intelligibilis Lucis/Viere Stucke/Spiele – Holliger/Collot/Wyttenbach ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1970. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splits with some tape repair, edge wear, and light staining on the back.)


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Bossa NostraKharmalion ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1999. Used ... $8.99
Bossa Nostra have always been one of our favorite modern groups from Italy, and this new album continues their winning tradition of blending bossa rhythms and classic jazz funk. However, they've also added a nice new lead vocalist – the richly voiced Bruna Lopez, who sings in a deep soulful style, and who gives the band a bit of a modern soul sound at times. The set's a nice mix of tunes – and includes a version of Herbie Hancock's classic "Maiden Voyage", plus originals like "Jackie", "Rain", "Groovin' On", and "Chico Desperado". CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, center hub has been replaced with a foam dot.)

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Liona BoydPersona ... LP
CBS, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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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.)

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Alice CooperBillion Dollar Babies ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Alice Cooper at his most sinister – crossing over big, but still keeping plenty of the lean, mean edge from the early days! The package does more than enough to live up to the hype that was building around Cooper at the time – building hip up as much as a baby-chopping monster as much as a hard Detroit rocker – and the album's filled with well-focused tunes that definitely helped propel hard rock into the American mainstream! Titles include the classic "No More Mr Nice Guy" – plus "Elected", "I Love The Dead", "Hello Hurray", "Sick Things", and "Billion Dollar Babies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing, including the dollar insert. Die-cuts are intact. Cover has partially split spine, name in marker, light ring & surface wear.)

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✨✧ Bill DoggettLionel Hampton Presents Bill Doggett ... LP
Who's Who, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
With Larry Troit on bass, Howard Overton on drums, Sam Turner on conga drums, Larry Luger on guitar, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Norris Turney and Charles Williams on alto, and David Brooks on tenor. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cut corner, some wear and aging, New Recording sticker, and small sticker remnants.)

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Jerry GoldsmithLionheart ... LP
Varese, 1987. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Jerry GoldsmithLionheart – Vol 2 ... LP
Varese, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Goldsmith/Lionel NewmanBandolero ... CD
Project 3/La La Land, 1968. Used ... $19.99
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. CD features 28 tracks in all – the full original album, music from the film, and bonus cuts as well – with titles that include "El Jefe", "The Imposter", "Main Title", "The Violator", "The Bait", "Ambushed", "A Bad Day For Hanging", and "Sabinas". CD
(Out of print and limited to 2000 copies!)

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Lionel HamptonConfessin/Drum Stomp ... 78 RPM
Victor, Late 30s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Canadian HMV pressing.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonLe Torride Lionel Hampton Recontre Mezz Mezzrow ... LP
Barclay (France), 1950s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and aging.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Quartet ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
Great Verve material from Lionel Hampton – and like most of his sides for the label, a set that offers small combo grooving in a very stretched out setting! The album only features 4 long tracks – and Hampton's vibes are set up nicely with a trio that includes Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Always", "Air Mail Special", "Soft Winds", and "S'Wonderful" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with the trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has light wear, a small bit of seam splitting – but is nice overall.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Story (DISC ONE ONLY) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s. Used ... $0.99
Includes the songs "Buzzin' Around With The Bee", "Stompology", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Piano Stomp (Shine)", "Everybody Loves My Baby", "Ring Them Bells", "Don't Be That Way", "I'm In The Mood For Swing", "Muskrat Ramble", "Down Home Jump", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Sweethearts On Parade", "Shufflin' At The Hollywood", "Denison Swing", "Wizzin' The Wizz", "Memories Of You", "When Lights Are Low", "One Sweet Letter From You", "Hot Mallets", "Early Session Hop", "Haven't Named It Yet", "Central Avenue Breakdown", "Jack The Bellboy", "Pig Foot Sonata", and "Fiddle Dee Dee". CD

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Lionel HamptonSilver Vibes ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Elvin Jones, Osie Johnson, George Duvivier, John Mackel, Clifton Best, and Tommy Flanagan. Titles include "Skylark", "What's New", "Til You Return", "Blue Moon", "For Better Or Worse" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing. Cover has a gold "Columbia Special Archives" sticker.)

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Lionel HamptonSwing Classics ... LP
RCA, 1930s/1940s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing in flipback cover, which has light wear.)

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Lionel Hampton with Milt Buckner & The All StarsAlive & Jumping ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great revival moment for some older jazz giants – all players who really catch fire here in the MPS scene of the 70s! The record features the vibes of Lionel Hampton in the lead (and, if the cover is to be believed, also a bit of drums) – and also includes excellent work from Milt Buckner on Hammond (one of his last sessions ever) – plus especially strong work from Cat Anderson on trumpet and Eddie Chamblee on tenor – both players who really get to step out here a bit at times, and remind us what they can do when they really get a chance to wail! Other players in the small group include Billy Mackel on guitar and Paul Moen on alto – and titles include "Midnight Sun", "Avalon", "Funky Mama", and "I'm Confessin" – plus the obligatory jam on "Flying Home". CD

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Tommy HuntDidn't I Tell You/ Poor Millionaire ... 7-inch
Scepter, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a bit of pen.)
 
 
 



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