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David RockinghamGroovin' Along/Little Davie ... 7-inch
Dee Dee, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ David Bowie/Bing CrosbyPeace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy/Fantastic Voyage ... 7-inch
RCA, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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David Sedaris/Jeffrey Jenkins (editor)David Sedaris Diaries – A Visual Compenium (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 50.00
A very unusual sort of diary from writer David Sedaris – but maybe that's what we'd expect, given that Sedaris has always been something of an unusual figure himself! The book does feature diary entries, often from moments when Sedaris was visiting a certain place – but there's also a very strong visual component – as most pages feature more images than text – illustrations done by David, mixed with found elements and items from the location – almost with the feel of a shadow box illustrating a moment in time! There's some pages that are very unique – in that they even feature extra layers of inserts on top of the images – and there's a section at the end that also shows the outsides of the diaries, which are often as visually stunning as their contents. The book is very hefty, hardcover, 249 pages, and full color throughout. Book

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✨✧ George CarlinToledo Window Box ... LP
Little David, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Routines include "Nursery Rhymes", "Water Sez", "Some Werds", "A Few More Farts", "Urinals Are 50 Percent Universal", and "Gay Lib". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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David BowieLegacy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 40.98
A pretty faultless 20 song compilation of classic Bowie – not so much a greatest hits collection is it is a collection of signature tracks from classic eras – from as far back as 1969's "Space Oddity" up to 2016's stunning "Lazarus". It's really one flawless track after another, and as wildly different in sound and style as individual tracks can be, Bowie is such a bonafide original that you can listen straight through. If you don't own every album, this is pretty great little collection of career highlights – with "Let's Dance', "The Man Who Sold The World", "Young Americans", "The Jean Genie", "Life On Mars (2016 mix)", "Under Pressure", "Starman", "Heroes", "Fame", "Modern Love", "Rebel Rebel" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Double 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ David BowieYoung Americans (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, and come up with some fantastic little soul tunes, thanks to help from Luther Vandross! The album sparkles with the best sound of Luther's early work – and you'll hear more than a bit of Luther's work on his own, and his tunes with Gregg Diamond on the set. Features the sublime tracks "Win", "Fascination", "Right", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", and "Can You Hear Me" – as well as the hits "Young Americans" and "Fame". LP, Vinyl record album

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Conte CandoliLittle Band Big Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $24.99
An incredible record – and the kind of rare LA bop session that got totally lost because it was never packaged properly! This obscure set was issued by the Crown label under a number of names – both the Conte Candoli All Stars and Vince Guaraldi – and the group includes Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Vince Guaraldi, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey – all playing with a fantastically tight and incredibly soulful bop groove, of the sort you always hear them credited for, but which you can never find on any of their snoozy more famous records. Vince Guaraldi plays some incredibly soulful piano, in a manner that's very different than his Fantasy recordings – and he's playing here with a killer group of LA players who deliver some of their finest recorded work! Trust us, the session's a gem – and it's one of those you can put on and surprise your friends, and yourself! Tracks include "Muggin The Minor", "Mambo Diane", "Macedonia", and "Little David". CD

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David Grubbs & Ryley WalkerTap On The Shoulder ... CD
2021. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautiful sounds from two modern masters of the guitar – both playing here on a mix of electric and acoustic variations of the instrument, with sonic properties that unfold in wonderful ways throughout the set! Both Grubbs and Walker have a way of doing a lot with just a little – even when some effects are used to complicate the sound a bit – always still very organic, and with an understanding of the elements that's always brought back to a completely coherent sense of the guitar. Grubbs plays piano at a few spots, but most of the set features guitar – and titles include "Pump Fake On The Death Rattle", "Uglification", "Tap On The Shoulder", "Accepting Most Plans", and "The Madman From Massachusetts In An Empty Bar". CD
Also available Tap On The Shoulder ... LP 18.99

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David Grubbs & Ryley WalkerTap On The Shoulder ... LP
Husky Pants, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
Beautiful sounds from two modern masters of the guitar – both playing here on a mix of electric and acoustic variations of the instrument, with sonic properties that unfold in wonderful ways throughout the set! Both Grubbs and Walker have a way of doing a lot with just a little – even when some effects are used to complicate the sound a bit – always still very organic, and with an understanding of the elements that's always brought back to a completely coherent sense of the guitar. Grubbs plays piano at a few spots, but most of the set features guitar – and titles include "Pump Fake On The Death Rattle", "Uglification", "Tap On The Shoulder", "Accepting Most Plans", and "The Madman From Massachusetts In An Empty Bar". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tap On The Shoulder ... CD 8.99

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David Grubbs & Susan HoweConcordance ... LP
Blue Chopsticks, 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 27.99
The fifth album in what's become a surprisingly strong legacy of collaboration – as musician David Grubbs works here alongside poet Susan Howe, providing piano accompaniment to her spoken words! If you know Howe's poetry at all, you'll know that it's unique in both content and structure – and her own reading of it is incredibly illuminating – maybe as striking a vocal performance as Laurie Anderson in a more serious mood, but with a vibe that's completely different, given the content. Grubbs' piano work is wonderful – spacious, and at a level that never seeks to challenge the words, but which illuminates it beautifully with all these little sparks of sound and warmth! LP, Vinyl record album

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David MurrayNew Life ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1987. Used ... $4.99
A new life for the ideas of saxophonist David Murray – worked out here in an octet of top-shelf players! The sound is avant one minute, swinging the next – and carried off with a rich sense of jazz tradition that really marks the growing appreciation of roots in the 80s generation of the New York scene. Murray works with both tenor and bass clarinet – and the arrangements here are great – filled with colors that shift and slide along wonderfully, horns that really lift each others' spirits, and work together to find a bold new space in sound. Other group members include Baikida Carroll and Hugh Ragin on trumpets, Craig Harris on trombone, John Purcell on alto, Steve Colson on piano, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. Titles are all long – and include "Train Whistle", "Morning Song", "New Life", and "Blues In The Pocket". CD
(Out of print, early pre-barcode pressing. Tray card is a little wavy.)

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David NewmanHouse Of David ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. Used ... $14.99
One of David Newman's grooviest albums of the 60s – a stripped-down set that features a quartet with Hammond and guitar – all in a vibe that's a bit more relaxed than some of Newman's other sessions for Atlantic! There's a gritty edge to the record – with organ by the obscure Kossie Gardner, and a young Ted (listed as "Tod") Dunbar on guitar – in a combo that also features Milt Turner on drums. This less "iconic" presentation seems to open up a new side of Newman's tenor (as well as flute) – and titles include a great version of Cedar Walton's "The Holy Land", plus the Newman originals "Little Sister", "Blue New", "Miss Minnie", and "House Of David". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Aaron ParksLittle Big II – Dreams Of A Mechanical Man ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 12.98
A great second chapter to the Little Big album from Aaron Parks – a set that's full of as many great keyboard lines as that one – with Aaron on a mix of acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and other sweet keys – plus vibes as well! And as with that set, the keyboards are balanced by the sharp, raspy tones of Greg Tuohey on guitar – a player who almost gets key-like tones from his instrument at times, using it sparely, and with a nice sense of resonance that really helps shape the mellow grooves of the sound! The rest of the group features David Dinyard on bass and Tommy Crane on drums and percussion – and titles include "My Mistake", "Friendo", "Solace", "Here", "Is Anything Okay", "The Storyteller", "The Shadow & The Self", and "Where Now". CD

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David RuffinMe N Rock & Roll Are Here To Stay ... LP
Motown, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A strange title, but a great little record – and a real righteous step forward for David Ruffin! Given Ruffin's work for Motown – both as a solo act and in The Temptations – we're hardly likely to associate him with rock and roll – but we can say that the record has David working with more badass arrangements than ever before – a set of backings from Paul Riser that are produced by Norman Whitfield with some of the headier, more powerful elements he had brought to Ruffin's former group in the late 60s! There's some great basslines, sweet keyboards, and lots of sharp elements that feel like they might have been lifted off a hip 70s soul soundtrack – all in support of the record's powerful lyrics, half of which were written by Whitfield. Titles include "I Just Want To Celebrate", "No Matter Where", "Superstar", "I Saw You When You Met Her", "City Stars", and a great version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, in great shape with small cutout notch. Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ David AxelrodStrange Ladies ... LP
MCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little groover from David Axelrod – cut years after his more famous work at Captiol, and more of a funky fusion record, but still pretty darn great! The record's got lots of nice keyboards, and is sort of an extension of the style he begun on the Heavy Axe album from the mid 70s. Arrangements have a great sense of space and spareness, which makes the cuts standout from the usual jazz funk numbers of the time – and which create the same sort of juxtaposition of silence and funk that's made Axelrod's earlier albums a favorite with sample-heads for years. Tracks include "Mrs. OJA", "Aunt Charlotte", "Mujer Extrana", and "Tony Poem". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with insert! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ David Friedman/William Allen CastlemanSpace Thing (silver vinyl pressing – with DVD) ... LP
Modern Harmonic/Something Weird, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really strange little sci-fi soundtrack – penned for a film that was billed as one of the first "adult" science fiction movies – even though it was relatively tame compared with bigger budget porn to come! The low-fi masterpiece was directed by David F Friedman – not to be confused with the jazz musician of a similar name – and the songs here are credited to William Allen Castleman, although the notes don't really feature any other credits at all! Some of the sounds are what you'd expect from both genres of the time – combined – the jazzy romping of sexploitation film, mixed with electronic elements all around the edges that situate things in space – although maybe in modes that aren't as perfectly conceived as Italian scores of the period. Still, the whole thing's pretty darn great – and titles include "Hammond Orgasm", "Had It Comin", "Staccato Swagger", "Back To Bass", and "Infinite Worlds". LP, Vinyl record album
(On silver vinyl – plus DVD of the feature film!)

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✨✧ David NewmanBigger & Better/Many Facets Of David Newman ... CD
Atlantic, 1968/1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 incredible records by David Newman – back to back as a single CD set! Bigger & Better is one of the best David Newman albums for Atlantic from the 60s – and one that breaks past the R&B-influenced formula of earlier albums! This one features some great arrangements by William Fischer, the cool wild-card arranger who was to late 60s Atlantic what David Axelrod was to Capitol at the same time. Fischer's touch isn't exactly funky – but it's certainly far-reaching, as he sets up David's funky tenor and flute in some very hip arrangements that mix together horns, strings, and soul production, in a mode that provides some of the best backings that Newman's ever had to solo over – a favor he returns admirably in his playing on the album! Includes the cool psychedelic number "The Thirteenth Floor", Eddie Harris-ish readings of "And I Love Her" and "Yesterday", and versions of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good News" and "A Change Is Gonna Come". Many Facets is equally brilliant – and follows in a similar mode. Newman's playing here with a really far-reaching groove that's miles ahead of his initial work for Atlantic – really stretching out at the end of the 60s, in an array of well-chosen influences. The record features a great little funky remake of Calvin Arnold's classic funky 45 "A Funky Way To Treat Somebody", plus some really beautiful tunes in a Coltrane-esque mode, with arrangements by William Fischer – spinning out in modal and exotic tones that we never would have expected. Titles include "Children Of Abraham" and "Chained No More", and they both feature Newman playing freer than you've ever heard him! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Live! ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, soulful energy his group had in the format – crowd-pleasing, but always plenty darn creative too! Added to the mix here is some nice production by David Axelrod, capturing all the right moments in all the right ways – especially when Joe Zawinul steps up to take some sweet solos on the keys – and the great Charles Lloyd serves up some mighty nice work on flute and tenor sax. Other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "The Song My Lady Sings", "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Work Song", and "Sweet Georgia Bright". CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley's Fiddler On The Roof ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
Once again, Cannon proves that it's not the song, it's the singer! This set of tunes from the hit musical Fiddler On The Roof should be schmaltzy – but thanks to the quality of the group (a great sextet with Nat Adderley, Charles Lloyd, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes), and thanks to some hip production from David Axelrod, the album really sparkles! The tones of Cannon and Lloyd are great together – and the make the best songs sound like strange Eastern-tinged jazz numbers. Tunes include "To Life", "Fiddler On The Roof", "Cajvalach", "Sewing Machine", "Matchmaker", and "Now I Have Everything". CD features 4 bonus tracks too – "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Goodbye Charlie", "Island Blues", and "Sweet Georgia Bright". CD
Also available Cannonball Adderley's Fiddler On The Roof ... LP 19.99

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Cannonball Adderley QuintetHappy People ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record – a set that isn't really bossa, but isn't regular Cannonball funk either – kind of a special hybrid of the two! Airto plays on the set, and contributed the great groover "The Happy People" – a long bit of funky samba that features George Duke on electric piano, and percussion and vocals by Airto himself. The rest of the album's pretty darn great too – with some long tracks that have a more open-ended groove than the usual Cannon funk – featuring more piano by Duke, percussion by Airto and King Errison, cornet by Nat Adderley, and guitar by David T Walker. Other titles include "Ela", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Savior" – and the album was recorded live, with a very lively feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Cannonball Adderley with Nancy Wilson & Lou RawlsIn Person ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
Almost everything soulful at Capitol Records in the mid 60s – packed together in one sweet little place! The set's a winner in a great line of Cannonball Adderley live dates from the time – produced by David Axelrod, and done with that great mix of angular, slightly electric groove the combo was virtually pioneering – thanks to help from Joe Zawinul on electric piano, and Nat Adderley on cornet! Cannon also plays some great soprano sax – an instrument that he was taking off beautifully with at the time – and sets fire to a few great tunes with the instrument. But as if that's not enough, Lou Rawls joins in on vocals on a few cuts, and Nancy Wilson comes in on a few more – and the album alternates singing with instrumentals in a really great way. Titles include two very nice extended tracks by Joe Zawinul – "Rumplestiltskin" and "The Scavenger", both of which are over 10 minutes long, and which have the group stretching out in a nice live vein – and other cuts include "The Scene", "Somewhere", "Sweet Emma", and "Zorba". CD

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Horacee ArnoldTales Of the Exonerated Flea ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A lost fusion classic from the early 70s – one of the only records cut under the leadership of drummer Horacee Arnold, but a heck of a great little set with a soaringly righteous sound! The style here is plenty full-on, but a bit less rock-leaning than some of the other Columbia fusion of the period – thanks to a spacious vision on Arnold's part, and the inclusion of a fair bit of sounds from world music. Players on the set include Art Webb on flute, Sonny Fortune on soprano sax, John Abercrombie on guitar, David Friedman on vibes and marimba, Dom Um Romao on percussion, and Jan Hammer on moog and electric piano – and although there's a fair bit of guitar in the mix, the other acoustic elements are kept nice and high too – for a blend that's almost like some of the best Brazilian fusion from later years, touched by a slightly funkier sound! Tracks really stretch out nicely, allowing for plenty of solo space as they roll on, in a way that's almost a cross between Strata East and some of the more familiar mainstream fusion modes of the time. Very hip stuff, with titles that include "Benzele Windows", "Tales Of The Exonerated Flea", "Euroaquilo Silence", "Puppet Of The Seasons", "Sing Night Jar", and "Delicate Evasions". CD

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James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... LP
Paramount/General General, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John Boudreaux on drums – best known for his classic lines on early work by Dr John! Other players on the date include Alvin Robinson on guitar, David Lastie on sax, and Jessie Hill on tambourine and vocals – and although the album never got the final studio polish it might have, were it released at the time, that aspect actually makes it great – and helps it retain all of its most rough-edged moments. Titles include "Hole In The Wall", "Tico Tico", "Feel So Bad", "Junco Partner", "Lah Tee Tah", "African Gumbo", "So Swell When You're Well", and "Goodnight Irene". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Brett's SagePaul Brett Sage ... LP
Pye/Long Hair (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Paul Brett's Sage may be dripping away in an hourglass on the cover, but the group stand on very firm foundation with this debut – definitely one of the more unique records of their generation on the UK scene, and a set that doesn't come with any easy reference point – even given the work of leader Paul Sage in a bunch of key prog acts in years before! There's a sensitivity here that's surprising – both in the way that Brett handles vocals on some of the tracks, and in the album's use of flute and saxes from Nicky Higginbottom – an element that's stronger here than you might expect – but maybe more in the way that Harold McNair would add the right woodwind flourishes to a Donovan song. There's some larger arrangements from David Palmer on the set – but most of the instrumentation is from the core quartet, who keep things nice and lean on some well-focused tunes that include "Warlock", "The Painter", "3D Mona Lisa", "Little Aztec Prince", "Reason For Asking", "Trophies Of War", and "Mediterranean Lazy Heat Wave". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick BrownleeBubblegum – The History Of Plastic Pop ... Book
Sanctuary, 2003. New Copy ... $3.99 19.98
A cool little retrospective of 50 years worth of manufactured pop music – one that starts out with the earliest roots of the genre in rock and roll, and follows it right up to present-day boy bands and studio acts! The book moves forward decade by decade, focusing on group after group – presenting them in mini-profiles that sometimes exposes hidden sides of the artists – especially those you might not normally think of as bubblegum acts! Obvious schlock is stacked next to more serious artists – in a unique take on the evolution of pop on both sides of the Atlantic. Artists include The Crystals, Ricky Nelson, Tommy Steele, Billy Fury, The Bay City Rollers, The Osmonds, David Cassidy, Bow Wow Wow, MC Hammer, Bucks Fizz, and a heck of a lot more! 167 pages, softcover, with images in color and black and white. Book

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Hank CrawfordHank Crawford's Back ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Hank Crawford turns his back on the cover of this sweet little set from Kudu – but the groove itself is very upfront, strongly in the best mix of funky jazz and club the label had going down into the late 70s! Arrangements are by David Matthews, who keeps things lean and mean, even when the instrumentation is fairly large – and Hank's nicely burning alto is firmly in the lead, blown with a sound that echoes back to older soul jazz modes of the 60s, but which has some smoother touches overall for the 70s. The album's got plenty of keyboards from Richard Tee, plus trombone solos from Fred Wesley, flute from Jeremy Steig, and guitar from Eric Gale – plus backing vocals on some of the cuts. Titles include "Funky Pigeon", "Midnight Over Memphis", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Canadian Sunset", and "I Can't Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a slightly bent corner.)

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CrusadersHollywood ... CD
MoWest, 1972. Used ... $11.99
A great record from The Crusaders – and an album that's really the start of the group's strong run of smooth funky jazz for the 70s – a very vibrant little set, even though the black and white cover makes the whole thing look a bit understated! The album's got the group dropping the "jazz" from their name, but it's still a great bit of LA funky soul jazz – with electric keyboards from Joe Sample that are very much in a late 60s mode, plus guitar from David T Walker and Arthur Adams, and bass from Chuck Rainey, in addition to fine work by regulars like Stix Hooper, Wayne Henderson, and Wilton Felder. Tracks have a tight and uncomplicated funky approach, with a slightly smooth edge – and titles include "Do Yourself A Favor", "Try A Little Harder", "Cold Duck Eddie", "Way Back Home", and the Afro-funky groover "Alekesam"! CD
(Out of print, MoJazz pressing with a punch through the traycard artwork.)

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Sam DillonForce Field ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A smoking little set from tenorist Sam Dillon – a musician who's really coming into his own as a leader, after a number of years working in the ensembles of others! Sam's got this nice bite on his reed – which makes for a sharp tone on the numbers here that feature just a quartet, and creates even more fire when Sam adds in a few other horns to the mix – which he does on tracks here that feature extra work from Michael Dease on trombone, Max Darche on trumpet, and Andrew Gould on alto. There's a cascading sense of colors on the numbers with added horns that we really love – but Dillon also balances things out with his own rich voice on the quartet numbers – which feature work from Theo Hill on piano and Fender Rhodes, David Wong on bass, and Anwar Marshall on drums. Titles include "Shift", "Two Part Problem", "Flight Of Mind", "Force Field", "Go For The Jugular", and "Straight Up & Down". CD

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Donald EdwardsColor Of Us Suite ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Maybe one of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from drummer Donald Edwards – a set that states its position strongly with the title, then features a suite of tracks that work together perfectly to deliver Donald's message! The record has a power and focus that's wonderful – as Edwards leads the group through his own compositions with a soaring, soulful quality that we're not sure we've ever heard him express this strongly – getting superb performances out of a combo that includes Anthony Wonsey on piano, Ben Wolfe on bass, Abraham Burton on tenor, and David Gilmore on guitar. Titles include "Black", "Brown", "Tan", "Finding Beauty", "Little Hopes", and "Hurricane Sophia". CD

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Everly BrothersStories We Could Tell/Pass The Chicken & Listen ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Rare RCA Records work from The Everly Brothers – work that's quite different than the simple pop of their early years! Stories We Could Tell is a killer set done with producer Paul Rothchild – recorded with heavy help from folks like Ry Cooder, David Crosby, Warren Zevon, Delaney & Bonnie, and other rock luminaries – all brought in to help the Brothers hit a hip sort of country sound in their music. There's echoes of the Roots set on Warner, taken into more contemporary 70s modes – and while the harmonies aren't as tight as in earlier albums, the overall evolution is certainly appreciated. Titles include "Christmas Eve Can Kill You", "Del Rio Dan", "Up In Mabel's Room", "All We Really Want To Do", "Breakdown", "Green River", "Mandolin Wind", "Stories We Could Tell", and "I'm Tired Of Singing My Song In Las Vegas". Pass The Chicken & Listen has the Everly Brothers hearkening a bit towards the past – coming together in warm harmonies, recorded with a country-ish twang by Chet Atkins – who really seems to get the vibe right for this fading chapter in the pair's career. There's a strong undercurrent of sadness that really gives the music a great sound – deeper feelings than standard countrified rock, and a great reminder of the way the Everlys could always bring a little something extra to a record. Titles include "Husbands & Wives", "Ladies Love Outlaws", "Lay It Down", "Woman Don't Try To Tie Me Down", "A Nickel For The Fiddler", and "Paradise". CD

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Tal FarlowInterpretations Of Tal Farlow ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the rarest albums by the guitar jazz great Tal Farlow! The set's one of Tal's best for Verve (although they're all pretty darn good), and it features his edgey guitar in a west coast rhythm trio with Claude Williamson on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. The titles are mostly standards, but they're played with a nice moody groove that opens them up nicely, despite the short takes on the tracks – that great sense of economy that always makes Farlow work from this period so great. Titles include "Manhattan", "I Remember You", "There Will Never Be Another You", and a solo version of "Autumn Leaves". Packaged in a nifty little cover, with the original David Stone Martin design! CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the "Tal Farlow 100th Anniversary Collection" series!)

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Flying LotusFlamagra ... LP
Warp, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
Fantastic sounds from Flying Lotus – an artist who just keeps on pushing past any conventional expectations, to a point where his music is almost a genre unto itself! The record's got this very tripped-out sort of vibe – very much in keeping with the image on the cover – and while many others are exploring this territory of late, few ever even get close to the right sort of mix that's going on here – subtle elements of soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, and maybe a million other influences – all flowing through the double-length space of the set, as it Flying Lotus redefines the sound of soul in the modern age. The set's got guest work from Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, David Lynch, George Clinton, Anderson Paak, Little Dragon, Solange, and others – and titles include "Post Requisite", "Takashi", "Spontaneous", "More", "Burning Down The House", "Actually Virtual", "Find Your Own Way Home", "The Climb", "Debbie Is Depressed", "Black BAloons Reprise", and "Land Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinARETHA (4CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 4CD ... $55.99 59.99
A really fantastic career-spanning collection of work from Aretha Franklin – the first we've ever seen to start with her earliest years, then follow the greatness of her voice and spirit as it blossomed strongly over the decades! Sure, most folks know Franklin's classic work on Atlantic – but this package features earlier sides for Chess and Columbia, later work from Arista – and a whole host of rare and unreleased material – plus special tracks from side projects that worked together to form a crucial part of Aretha's legacy over the years! This 4CD package is beautiful – a book-style cover, with loads of vintage and rare photos, essays on Aretha by David Nathan and Rochelle Riley, and track-by track notes on the 81 tracks included in the lavish set. In addition to the rare tracks, there's some other great surprises here – and titles include "Until You Come Back To Me (work tape)", "Chain Of Fools (alt version)", "Rock Steady (alternate mix)", "Call Me (alt version)", "How I Got Over (live single edit)", "Chain Of Fools (alt)", "My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is) (demo)", "Try A Little Tenderness (demo)", "Oh Baby (demo)", "Til It's Over (demo)", "Angel (work tape)", "Somewhere (alt version)", "Mr DJ", "Ooo Baby Baby (with Smokey Robinson)", "Share Your Love With Me (live)", "Spanish Harlem (alt mix)", "Bridge Over Troubled Water (long version)", "Young Gifted & Black (alt long version)", "It's Not Unusual/See Saw (with Tom Jones)", "You're All I Need To Get By (work tape)", "Don't Play That Song (live)", "Spirit In The Dark (live reprise with Ray Charles)", "Oh Happy Day (with Mavis Staples)", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "A Rose Is Still A Rose", "Master Of Eyes", "A Change Is Gonna Come (mono)", "One Step Ahead", "Never Grow Old", "Today I Sing The Blues", "You Light Up My Life (unissued)", "Think", "I Knew You Were Waiting (with George Michael)", "Respect", and her version of "Natural Woman" from the 2015 Kennedy Honors ceremony. CD

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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1973/1996. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the album's enduring classic, "Goodbye, So Long" – a rolling funky tune that features vocals on the chorus, and an unbelievably catchy instrumental sound that you might recognize instantly from its use as a sample over the years. The rest of the record's just as great – and the band runs through The Meters' classic "Message From The Meters", Barry White's funky "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", and a great rendition of the electric jazz classic "The Hill Where The Lord Hides". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elvin JonesMr Jones ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
A overlooked gem in Elvin Jones' Blue Note career – and an album that's virtually the blueprint for the Stone Alliance sound forged later in the decade by bassist Gene Perla and reedman Steve Grossman! Both players are working to full effect on this smoking little set – mixing some of the more spiritual modes of other group members with their own sharper-edged, funky-leaning styles – all held together perfectly by both Jones' tight work on drums, and his expansive musical vision! Other players are great too – and include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, David Liebman on flute and tenor, and Jan Hammer on acoustic piano – an instrument he handles with surprising subtlety and soul. Many cuts have a hard, choppy groove – and titles include a remake of "Gee Gee", plus "One's Native Place", "Mr Jones", and "What's Up – That's It". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Includes the lined Blue Note inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesDollar ($) ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of Quincy Jones' best soundtracks of the 70s – filled with some great slick electric funky crime tracks, perfectly played by LA jazzers that include Clare Fischer, Paul Humphrey, Arthur Adams, David T Walker, Milt Holland, and Jerome Richardson. A few cuts feature vocals by Little Richard – but the best tracks are the instrumental ones – like the classic sample cut "Snow Creatures", which has an amazing intro and a very dark mood. Other tracks include "Passin The Buck", "Rubber Ducky", "Money Is", "Do It Do It", and "Money Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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Quincy JonesDollar ($) (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 On January 21, 2022
One of Quincy Jones' best soundtracks of the 70s – filled with some great slick electric funky crime tracks, perfectly played by LA jazzers that include Clare Fischer, Paul Humphrey, Arthur Adams, David T Walker, Milt Holland, and Jerome Richardson. A few cuts feature vocals by Little Richard – but the best tracks are the instrumental ones – like the classic sample cut "Snow Creatures", which has an amazing intro and a very dark mood. Other tracks include "Passin The Buck", "Rubber Ducky", "Money Is", "Do It Do It", and "Money Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive green vinyl pressing.) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, January 21.
Also available Dollar ($) ... LP 19.99

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisNew Life ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A wonderful start to the second decade of this ultra-hip group – an ensemble who started to reinvent the sound of the big band in the late 60s, then only picked up more and more energy once time went on! Thad Jones and Mel Lewis are a hell of a pair – not only great leaders for a session like this, but such warmly collaborative players that they're able to bring together something of a supergroup for the record – with players like Jon Faddis and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Frank Foster and Greg Herbert on tenor saxes, David Spinozza on guitar, Pepper Adams on baritone, and Roland Hanna on both acoustic and electric piano – all key players in a much larger lineup that's almost too big to name! Tracks are long, and arranged with a great deal of depth – but never in a way that fails to swing – and titles include "Forever Lasting", "Little Rascal On A Rock", "Love & Harmony", "Greetings & Salutations", and "Love To One Is One To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very light ring wear on the bottom.)

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Stacey KentClose Your Eyes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Candid/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 64.99
One of the first albums ever recorded by UK jazz singer Stacey Kent – the start of a great run of albums that would bring the vocalist great fame in the decade to come! The style here is nice and laidback – that strong commitment to reviving jazz vocal modes that made Kent such a standout in a generation of smoother jazz artists – a real no-nonsense approach that has Stacey singing strongly with backing from a small, tight combo! Players include Jim Tomlinson on tenor, Colin Oxley on guitar, and David Newton on piano – all of whom really flesh out the colors of the tunes, on titles that include "There's No You", "It's Delovely", "Close Your Eyes", "Dream Dancing", "Day In Day Out", "Sleep Warm", "Little White Lies", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – first vinyl release!)

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely classic, but also a bit contemporary too – maybe swinging in the best sort of space between the Jack McDuff Quartet of the 60s and the Sugarman Three group of Desco Records fame! David McGraw handles the drums with a clear love of funk, and Jimmy James is wonderfully wicked on guitar – never trying to dominate too much, as there's no need – given how much he brings to the overall groove. Delvon's a hell of an organist too – the kind that knows that a little can often go much farther than a lot when handling the electric keys – which he does to set up some sweet solos on cuts that include "Ain't It Funky", "Al Greenery", "Can I Change My Mind", "Walk On By", "Between The Mustard & The Mayo", "Raymond Brings The Greens", and "Little Booker T". CD

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Denise LaSalleUnwrapped ... LP
MCA, 1979. Sealed ... $9.99
Titles include "Think About It", "Too Little In Common To Be Lovers", "Trapped By A Thing Called Love", "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy", and "Keep On Dancin Rock". Arranged by David Van DePitte. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a small cutout notch.)

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Charlie Munro QuartetEastern Horizons ... LP
Philips/Be! (Germany), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A totally cool little record – and one that more than lives up to the Eastern promise of its cover! The album's a real stunner from Australian reedman Charlie Munro – a beautiful mix of jazz and exotic elements, at a level that puts it up there with a rare few records that work this well – like the Indo-Jazz experiments of Joe Harriott, the earlier recordings of Ahmed Abdul Malik, and maybe the legendary Jazz Meets World series on MPS! Munro's range of influences is nicely varied here – with some elements of Indian music, others borrowed from Japan, and even some from points that are a bit more Mid-East – mostly delivered on familiar jazz instrumentation, but with very dramatic results. Charlie plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and bass clarinet – plus a bit of flute and cello too – and the rest of the group includes Mark Bowden on drums and vibes, Neville Whitehead on bass, and Bob McIvor on trombone – an instrument that's often used in these dark, bassy tones with the rhythms. Titles include "Islamic Suite", "Arch's Groove", "Malahari Raga", "David", "Japanese Love Song", "Minimum", "When I Look At You", and "Raised Eyebrows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Tom PaxtonHow Come The Sun (plus Tom Paxton EP) ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A great step forward for Tom Paxton – his first album on the Reprise label, and a set that really pushes the best post-folk modes of the singer! Tom's in this very dark setting here – still singing and playing acoustic guitar, but draped with these mature elements from a well-chosen group of accompanists – which includes some especially great sounds from David Horowitz on piano, organ, and melodica – elements which mix with some light string touches to really bring a moody vibe to the record – maybe more Brit late 60s folk at times than much of Paxton's earlier material. Titles include "I Had To Shoot That Rabbit", "Icarus", "Prayin For Snow", "How Come The Sun", "She's Far Away", "Little Lost Child", and "A Sailor's Life". CD also features the bonus Tom Paxton EP from 1967 – much more folksy overall, with original tunes that include "The Marvelous Toy", "Beau John", "Deep Fork River", and "My Dog's Better Than Your Dog". CD

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Iggy PopIdiot ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good ... $59.99
Iggy's first proper solo record, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and guttural punk funk! The Idiot is the ultimately the culmination of a very smart decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with at the time, with a little bit of Lou Reed for good measure – but make no mistakes, this is Iggy's show. It's as fascinating overall as it is impressive on a more visceral level, with heavy bass rhythms and keys intergral to the sound, and weary latenight storytelling that trips you out on contact. All tunes co-written by Bowie, who would go on to make a lot of money off "China Girl" a few years into the 80s when the world was more ready for it, plus the classic "Nightclubbing", "Sister Midnight", "Baby", "Dum, Dum Boys", "Tiny Girls" and "Mass Production". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, APL1-2275, with lyre etch.)
Also available Idiot (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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Iggy PopIdiot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
Iggy's second solo LP proper, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and gutteral white punk funk – a conscious decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges era and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with at the time, with a little bit of Lou Reed for good measure – but make no mistakes, this is Iggy's show. It's as fascinating as it is impressive on a more visceral level, heavy bass rhythms and keys intergral to the sound, and weary latenight storytelling that trips you out on contact. All tunes co-written by Bowie, who would go on to make a lot of money off "China Girl" a few years into the 80s when the world was more ready for it, plus the classic "Nightclubbing", "Sister Midnight", "Baby", "Dum, Dum Boys", "Tiny Girls" and "Mass Production". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Idiot ... LP 59.99

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Joe SampleHunter ... LP
MCA, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A fusion classic from keyboardist Joe Sample – exactly the kind of record that really helped him carve a name for himself away from The Crusaders! There's a vibe here that's a bit deeper than some of Joe's work with that famous group – keyboard lines that are more introspective at some points, and a bit more dynamic at others – yet always carried off with the sort of warmth and soul that Sample was known for over the years. The production is nicely restrained – never too slick, especially by today's standards – and Joe does a good job of mixing acoustic and electric keys, which makes for a really full sound. Other players include Steve Gadd and Bob Wilson on drums, David Spinozza and Phil Upchurch on guitar, John Phillips on woodwinds, Marcus Miller and Abraham Laboriel on bass, and Tom Browne on guest trumpet. Titles include "The Hunter", "Wings Of Fire", "Just A Little Higher", "Night Flight", "Blue Ballet", and "Beauty & The Beast". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddy SenayHot Thang ... CD
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – a rare early 70s session from the groovy Eddy Senay – an artist that we'd rank right up there with bigger names like Phil Upchurch, David T Walker, Dennis Coffey, or Eddie Fisher at the same time! Fisher's maybe the best comparison here – especially his second album for Cadet – as the style here is clearly born in jazz, but taken through lots of soul and funk territory – so that the instrumental tunes are maybe even heavier on groove than solo space – although Senay manages to deliver plenty with his fuzzy tone on the strings! Eddie's got roots in Detroit, and there's almost some Westbound Records elements taking place here at times – as the set was recorded in the Motor City with help from Johnny Clapton and Thomas Hale on tenor, Rudy Robinson on keyboards, Gordon Camp on trumpet, and some especially great work from Eddie Bongo Brown on congas – whose groove really adds a deeper layer to the tunes. Titles include great remakes of Donny Hathaway's "Zambezi" and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus "Jubo", "Hot Thang", "Message of Love", and "Down Home". CD

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SupremesTouch ... LP
Motown, 1971. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Post-Diana Ross work by The Supremes, but a really great little album – and one that possibly even draws more on a harmony style without the famous diva in the lead! The sound here is rich and full – arranged by Jerry Long and David Van DePitte – and produced by Frank Wilson with a nice ear towards the more rhythmic sound of the group's talents – even on the mellower cuts, which still maintain a nice bounce at the bottom. Elton John actually provided the liner notes – and titles include "Nathan Jones", "Johnny Raven", "Love It Came To Me This Time", "Have I Lost You", "Time & Love", "Touch", "Happy Is A Bumpy Road", and "It's So Hard For Me To Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s German pressing! Cover has light wear on top corner with a lightly bumped bottom corner.)

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Talking HeadsFear Of Music ... LP
Sire, 1979. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A really tremendous album from The Talking Heads – and a set that moves far past their already-great early records, to really show a rhythmic complexity we never would have expected! Brian Eno is helping the group in the studio again here, and the record really shows both David Byrne and Eno's late 70s fascination with global rhythms – elements that are often used in spare, simple little ways to really help inflect the tunes with a playful imagination that goes way beyond the colder post-punk and new wave of most of their contemporaries! The balance of previous aesthetics with these new grooves is wonderful – heard to great effect on the classic club cut "I Zimbra" – but brewing up strongly underneath on gems that include "Mind", "Paper", "Cities", "Life During Wartime", "Memories Can't Wait", "Air", "Heaven", "Animals", "Electric Guitar", and "Drugs". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with some surface wear, edge wear, and some heavy wear at the spine. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Julius Wiedemann & Joaquim PauloFunk & Soul Covers (hardcover XL edition) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... About December 1, 2021
One of the funkiest coffee table books you'll ever hope to own – a massive collection of rare funk and soul album covers – beautifully put together, and with a wealth of information too! The set's way more than just a stash of cool-looking images – as the folks at Taschen have really taken some care with the project – making sure that the covers chosen all look pretty darn great in the reproductions, and getting some additional credits for each image shown – plus little reviews, stories, and blurbs about the images too! The authors have really brought some great care to the whole thing – and at 573 full-color pages, the book is a hell of a value for the price – especially when you consider that it also includes interviews with David Ritz, Larry Mizell, and Gabriel Roth – plus top 10 lists from DJs and collectors like Egon, Steinski, Danny Krivit, Quantic, Andy Smith, and others! Book
(Hardcover, 11.5 x 11.5 in., 8.10 lb, 432 pages.)

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VariousFlowers In My Garden – Sunshine, Soft, & Studio Pop 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Teensville (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A totally groovy little collection – the sort that we love so much from the mighty Teensville label! The package is overflowing with rare singles from the late 60s – tracks we never would have heard otherwise, and which together have a wonderfully sunny sort of vibe – that late 60s moment when mainstream artists were picking up some of the groovier touches of the underground, but still turning out tracks that were wonderfully catchy and superbly produced – in the territory of acts like The Mamas & The Papas or Spanky & Our Gang, but much more obscure! The set's overflowing with gems – 30 tracks in all, with titles that include "River Road" by The Arrangement, "Sunset & Vine" by Norro Wilson, "The Sun Shines For You" by The Guild, "On Flower Street" by Bonni Long, "When The Sun Comes Out" by Force West, "It's Good To See You" by The Kinsmen, "There's No Flowers In My Garden" by The Orphans, "Hollywood Ending" by Fabulous Farquar, and "Gotta Tell The World" by David Fisher. CD

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VariousHey Beach Girls! – Female Surf & Drag 1961 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Hard grooving surf pop from the early-to-mid 60s – and this one's from the ladies – sun soaked, pulpy surf and drag strip rockers featuring The Honeys, Donna Loren, The Surfettes, Andrea Carroll, The Westwoods, Ellie Gee & The Jets, Dee Dee Sharp, Little Pattie & The Statesmen and many more! The solo and girl group vocals are a great mix of sweetness and rebelliousness, and the same could be said for the songs – which also masterfully mix knowing kitsch and genuine rockers. Players, producers and arrangers include Gary Usher, Lee Hazlewood, Hal Blaine and David Axelrod – and in Ace Records tradition, it comes with a thick booklet of great notes & photos. Titles include "Pray For Surf" & "Shoot The Curl" by The Honeys, "Cycle Set" by Donna Loren, "Surfer's Playmate" by The Fleetwoods, "Drag Race Johnny" by Little Pattie & The Statesmen, "Your Baby's Gone Surfin'" by Duane Eddy & The Rebellettes, "Don't Drag No More" by Susan Lynne, "Surfer Boy" by The Supremes, "Rod Hot Rod" by The King Pins", "Red Corvette" by Ellie Gee & The Jets and many more. 25 in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 4 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The fourth smoking volume in this wonderful series – filled with excellent pre-soul grooves all the way through! The Outta Sight label is one that we normally know for Northern Soul reissues, but in recent years they've also been handling a lot of R&B – but all with an ear towards the sounds that also appeal to fans of later soul too – which makes for a very fresh approach to material from the 50s and early 60s – and often discovery of tracks that haven't gotten any notice for years! The package collects material from their 7" single reissue series – the a and b-sides of 15 different 45s – with titles that include "Image (part 1)" by Hank Levine, "I Want To Know" by Gay Poppers, "Tie Me Tight" by Bob Kayli, "Catch That Teardrop" by The 5 Royales, "Strange Exotic Melody" by Ruth Christie, "Do You Think That's Right" by Judy Clay, "If You Wanna" by Baby Jean, "Have Your Way" by Lightnin Slim, "Cherry Wine" by Little Esther, "Wild Child" by Donnie Elbert, "I'm Cuttin Out" by Ivory Joe Hunter, "Wow" by David Michael, and "What A Mess" by Bobby Adams. CD

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VariousWe Did 'Em First – 33 Lost, Obscure, & Forgotten Originals ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Famous hits, but in versions that you might not recognize – as they're the original recordings of the tunes, some of which are a lot more obscure than the bigger later versions! The package is a great romp through a range of different styles – rock, soul, and a little bit more – all from the glory days of the 7" single, when all sorts of artists were trying out all sorts of great material – so much so that even gems like these didn't always hit the charts! Consider the whole thing as a great "whodunit" of rock and roll – with a set list of 33 titles that includes "I Found You" by Yvonne Fair, "Pony Time" by Don Covay, "The Pale Faced Indian" by Marvin Rainwater, "Last Kiss" by Wayne Cochran, "Come Tomorrow" by Marie Knight, "Rave On" by Sonny West, "Johnny Angel" by Georgia Lee, "He's A Rebel" by Vikki Carr, "Ring Of Fire" by Anita Carter, "I Wanna Go Home" by Billy Grammer, "I'm All Shook Up" by David Hill, "Endlessly" by Johnny Ray, "Go Away Little Girl" by Bobby Vee, and "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On" by Big Maybelle. CD

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VariousYou Heard Them Here First – Rock's Icons Before They Were Famous ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really cool little collection – one that features early work by a host of famous rockers and 60s pop acts – many of whom are recording here before using their better-known later names! The music's pulled from both sides of the Atlantic, and often has a nicely rough-edged feel – bits of garage rock, mod soul,a nd more – performed by artists who include Peter Frampton, Mike Nesmith, The Byrds, Cher, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Ry Cooder, Neil Young, Lee Hazlewood, Narry Nilsson, Love, and others! As always with Ace, the notes are great – and really help illuminate these rare gems – and titles include "It's My Time" by The Mynah Birds, "Your Love" by Lewis Reed, "Stop Calling Me Baby" by Danny Lee, "Dream Baby" by Cherilyn, "In The Midnight Hour" by The Pigeons, "I Can Fly" by The Herd, "You Made Me Fall" by Marty Balin, "Prison Break" by The Paramours, "Rumble-Still-Skins" by Arthur Lee & The LAGs, "Groovy Little Suzie" by Bo-Pete, "Can't Let Her See Me Cry" by Mark Robinson, "Hole In My Pocket" by The Rockets, "Candy Man" by The Rising Sons, and "Liza Jane" by Davie Jones with The King Bees. CD

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✨✧ ChipmunksChristmas With The Chipmunks Vol 2 ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Alvin, Dave, and crew continue their merry Christmas mayhem – playfully delivering new versions of older Christmas favorites, all topped off by the mad studio wizardry of David Seville! If you can take squeaky-voiced rodents as much as we do, you'll love the album's versions of "Deck The Halls", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "O Christmas Tree", and "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Mistletoe. Cover has surface wear and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ CrusadersHollywood ... LP
MoWest, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great record from The Crusaders – and an album that's really the start of the group's strong run of smooth funky jazz for the 70s – a very vibrant little set, even though the black and white cover makes the whole thing look a bit understated! The album's got the group dropping the "jazz" from their name, but it's still a great bit of LA funky soul jazz – with electric keyboards from Joe Sample that are very much in a late 60s mode, plus guitar from David T Walker and Arthur Adams, and bass from Chuck Rainey, in addition to fine work by regulars like Stix Hooper, Wayne Henderson, and Wilton Felder. Tracks have a tight and uncomplicated funky approach, with a slightly smooth edge – and titles include "Do Yourself A Favor", "Try A Little Harder", "Cold Duck Eddie", "Way Back Home", and the Afro-funky groover "Alekesam"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut-out notch.)
Also available Hollywood ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Ghost Funk OrchestraOde To Escapism (with download) ... LP
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This one-man orchestra just keeps on getting better and better with each new record – working with the funk you'd expect from the name, but also all these cool and moody touches that mix together David Axelrod-like ambition with some of the sharper snap of hip hop production! This time around, Seth Applebaum has a fair bit of strings and horns in the mix – plus added voices, some strong lead singers – and an array of sonic touches that make for a richness that's much deeper than it is ghostly! Previous records were good, but Seth's really onto something great hear – and mixes together strands of sounds into something that's much richer than its parts – emerging as a surprising maestro for the underground, on titles that include "Stoop Talk", "Mourning", "Drop Me A Line", "Little Bird", "Fuzzy Logic", "Quiet Soul", "Tojours", "Queen Bee", and "Cost Of Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Jaki GrahamJaki Graham – 35th Anniversary Collection (Heaven Knows/Breaking Away/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Pop (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge package of work from Jaki Graham – a set that features two full albums' worth of music, and even more than that in bonus material! First up is Heaven Knows – a really lovely little record from Jaki Graham – a set that's unabashedly turned towards the poppier side of the soul spectrum, but with the kind of care and class that made Jaki one of the standout acts of her generation! There's a mix of catchiness and maturity going on here – almost as if Deniece Williams and Phyllis Hyman got together and found a way to mix the best elements of their styles – carried forward with a style that has Graham shining equally well on the more playful numbers as on the serious ones. Titles include "Hold On", "The Facts Of Love", "Round & Round", "Heaven Knows", "Stay The Way You Are", and "What's The Name Of Your Game". Next is Breaking Away – a record with a wonderful balance between hook-heavy tunes and more serious moments – the kind of songs that offset Graham's chart appeal with a deeper presentation that echoes some of the stronger voices of the quiet storm generation of the 80s, while also pointing the way towards some of the crossover soul to come. Titles include "Set Me Free", "Breaking Away", "Still In Love", "Let's Get Blue", "Step Right Up", "Love Me Tonight", "Mated" with David Grant, and "Luv 2 Much". 4CD set features 34 more bonus tracks – all sorts of remixes, single versions, and other cuts from 12" singles and other sources from the time! CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton's Christmas (aka Merry Christmas) ... LP
Capitol/Creative World, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous little Christmas album from Stan Kenton – filled with rich colors, deep tones, and a sense of majesty that's very much in keeping with the best spirit of the holiday! Stan's working here with Ralph Carmichael on the arrangements – in a mode that's still got the interesting instrumental touches of the late Kenton sound, but which avoids the atonal, and goes instead for the warmly unified sound of that incredible Kenton horn section. The set features both secular and spiritual tunes – and titles include "The Holly & The Ivy", "We Three Kings Of Orient Are", "Good King Wenceslas", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "Once In Royal David's City", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Christmas Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining and waviness from moisture along the opening.)

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✨✧ Donna LorenThese Are The Good Times – The Complete Capitol Recordings (Beach Blanket Bingo/singles) ... CD
Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge amount of material from the lovely Donna Loren – star of both the big and the small screen in the 60s – and a surprisingly great singer, too! The package features singles, unreleased tracks, and Loren's classic Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo – which has great work from the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod! The Barnum/Axlerod combo is perhaps a bit more pop-oriented here than on some of the pair's other Capitol work from the 60s – such as their work with Lou Rawls – but there's often a nice sense of space, groove, and timing to these tracks – a mode that mixes the sweeter pop of Donna's voice with a bit more bounce on the bottom – all in a jaunty groove that's pretty great! Titles include "Cycle Set", "Fly Boy", "I Am My Ideal", "New Love", "It Only Hurts When I Cry", "I Think You Think", and "Beach Blanket Bingo". But in addition to the 10 tracks on the album, this collection adds in 19 more bonus cuts – including "Drop The Drip", "Ninety Day Guarantee", "Woman In Love", "Just A Little Girl", "So Do The Zonk", "Call Me", "My Way", "Hold Your Head High", "Good Things", "Smokey Joe's", and "Leave Him To Me". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Society/John LewisModern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music ... CD
Norgran, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mixture of Verve regulars and early third streamers join together in this one-off session designed as a focus on the writing talents of John Lewis. Most of the material takes off from Lewis' work with the MJQ, and the band includes two of his bandmates from that group, Connie Kay & Percy Heath – as well as soloists Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, Aaron Sachs, and Lucky Thompson. Titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Sun Dance", "Django", and "Midsommer". In a great David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
(Out of print Verve Elite edition, spine has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Iggy PopNew Values ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great earlier solo records from Iggy – capping off the 70s here with a bang! New Values finds Iggy a real peak point for edgy, yet accessible songwriting – a talent he no doubt honed in the preceding few years of working with David Bowie. The production is great here, too – with the rugged guitar and bugged out vocals you'd expect from Iggy, but with some cool little synthesizer touches here and there, that actually sound fresh to this day – as opposed to new wave-y. We value this one as highly as just about any Iggy Pop album. Includes "Tell Me A Story", "New Values", the classic "I'm Bored", "Five Foot One", "Angel", "The Endless Sea", "Don't Look Down", "African Man", "Billy Is A Runaway" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBud Powell Piano (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, 1949. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Bud Powell – and a set that's got one of the coolest covers we've ever seen! Bud's working here in a trio with Max Roach on drums and Ray Brown on bass – and the late 40s material is a quintessential summation of the fresh approach that Powell brought to jazz piano – a clear, focused style that's full of intensity, and which resists any of the then-contemporary temptation to add little flourishes or curlicues. That mode gets great presentation in David Stone Martin's wonderful cover image – and titles include "Celia", "Tempus Fuge-it", "Yesterdays", and "Strictly Confidential". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mercury pressing! Vinyl is nice and clean. Cover has light wear, and masking tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLou Rawls Live! (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums to ever sum up the genius of Lou Rawls in the 60s – a brilliant live set put together with the talents of David Axelrod! The record perfectly captures the easy-going soul of Rawls in the early years – a natural approach to his music that made him one of the best singers of his genre at the time, and which comes out especially strong in the album's upbeat monologues, which are often delivered by Lou with musical accompaniment, then leap strongly into the lyrics of a tune. Backing is by a small jazzy combo that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and the great rhythm team of Jimmy Bond on bass and Earl Palmer on drums – both of whom bring a nice little groove to most of the album's numbers. Titles include "Street Corner Hustler's Blues/World Of Trouble", "Southside Blues/Tobacco Road", "The Shadow of Your Smile", "In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", and "The Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s green label pressing in a barcode cover. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rebecca & The Sunny Brook FarmersBirth ... LP
Musicor, 1969. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy little record – one that's as compelling as the weird "eggs in a nest" image on its cover! Rebecca & The Sunny Brook Farmers take their name from the famous children's book, but they've got a sound that's right up there with the best of the psychedelic underground of the late 60s – a style that's got some of the sunny touches you might expect from the title reference, but with a darker, more adult quality overall. Tunes are never too tripped out, and have a great sense of focus that draws strongly from the mix of male and female vocals – not really harmonically intertwined, but with a hippie-oriented sense of collaboration that really makes for a great sense of spirit on the record. Instrumentation includes guitars, sitar, organ, harpsichord, and viola – played with a sense of clarity that's quite unusual, and very tuneful at times. In fact, the whole album's so tight – and groovy – that we're scratching our heads wondering why these guys never struck bigger at the time! Titles include "Oh Gosh", "Two Blind Sisters", "All These Ties", "Ghost", "Ma Ma", "What Do You Think Of The War", and "David & Sally". LP, Vinyl record album
(EU reissue on Magic Box.)

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✨✧ Foster SylversFoster Sylvers (Pride LP) ... LP
Pride, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
How old was Foster Sylvers when he cut this record? Seven? Eight? Whatever the case, the little tyke forever changed the face of funky music with the incredible cut "Misdemeanor" – one of those chunky funky numbers that sounds like nothing else we've ever heard, and which has been in demand on the groove scene for years and years. The cut's simply amazing, and it kicks off a record that's pretty darn tasty all-around. Young Foster's singing in kind of a Jackson Five mode – but he's got some great arrangements by Jerry Peters, David Crawford, and King Errison that keep things pretty funky on many tracks, and nice and soulful on the rest. A good portion of the numbers are covers, but even those are done nicely. Titles include the classic "Misdemeanor", plus "I'm Your Puppet", "Hey Little Girl", "Mockingbird", "I'll Get You In The End", "Swooperman", "More Love", "Happy Face", "Lullabye/Uncle Albert", and "Only My Love Is True". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear, vinyl has a click on one track, and label has a name stamp.)

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✨✧ Black HeatBlack Heat ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main focus here is definitely instrumental – with a strong emphasis on choppy guitar, sweet organ licks, and cooking horn solos on trumpet, tenor, and flute – the last two of which are played by David Newman – not normally a member of the combo, but a great guest for this session! The sound is very tight, but never slick – and often recorded with an earthiness that recalls some of the best indie label funk of the period – like the kind of grooves you might find over at Perception/Today – with all the trippiness that might imply. Titles include "Chip's Funk", "Wanoah", "Barbara's Mood", "Chicken Heads", "The Jungle", "Send My Lover Back", "Honey Love", and "Time Is Gonna Catch You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing with PR suffix. Vinyl plays with some crackles, mostly on Side One. Cover is lightly stained, with light impressions pressed into the front.)

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✨✧ Chocolate Jam CoSpread Of The Future ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic from the 70s – totally great work from Chocolate Jam Company, a hip little group headed up by percussionist Leon Ndugu Chancler! The core sound is soul, but there's plenty of fusion touches as well – thanks to a great lineup of players that includes Oscar Brashear on trumpet, George Duke on keyboards, David T Walker on guitar, and even Dorothy Ashby on harp! Chancler sings lead vocals on most cuts – but he's also joined by Virginia Ayers and Leo Mille on some cuts too – making for a really well-rounded sound that's easily one of the best jazz-into-soul sessions like this from the 70s – almost topping the more famous work from folks like Lenny White or Mtume! Titles include "Don't Leave Me Now Stay With Me", "Feeling", "This Time", "Looking Glass", and the extended "Suite Chocolate". CD
(Out of print, 2008 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Gary McFarlandPoint Of Departure ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great record – and one that's filled with so many wonderful little moments! The whole thing's a very cool, very off-beat set of jazz tracks recorded by vibist Gary McFarland, with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Steve Swallow on bass – a lineup that's as quirky as the sound of the record! The tunes are quite different than some of Gary's larger arrangements for Verve, but they've definitely got a very similar charm – quite groovy, and a unique blend of bossa influences, west coast jazz, modal rhythms, and other wonderful touches. Tracks include "Pecos Pete", "Hello To The Season", "Schlock-House Blues", and "Love Theme From David & Lisa". CD
(1998 Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Spirit In The DarkSuperbells ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool little Christmas record – familiar at some levels, but very different at others – thanks to handling by this trio on a wide array of different keyboards! David Wallumrod is at the helm of the set – playing Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Hammond, Arp, and other keyboards too – shifting the mood with each track next to the bass of Audun Erlien and drums of Anders Engen – as they move through a mix of Holiday classics and a few more surprising tunes! There's often a mellow vibe to the record, but a few tunes step up the pace a bit more – and titles include "Away In A Manger", "Walking In The Air", "Jingle Bells", "Det Hev Ei Rose Sprunge", "Rudolph", and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". CD

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✨✧ Cal TjaderAmazonas ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little Brazilian set from Cal Tjader – quite different than most of his other work of the time! Although Cal spent most of his time at Fantasy Records working in a mixture of jazz and Afro-Cuban styles, he steps off here in a very Brazilian 70s mode – one that has some great links with jazz trends going on in Brazil at the time! Production is by Airto and arrangements are by George Duke – and there's a wonderful crossing of Rio and California in the set – one that uses keyboards from Egberto Gismonti, flute from Hermeto Pascoal, guitars by David Amaro, and trombone from Raul De Souza. Dawilli Gonga nee George Duke plays some especially nice keyboards on the set – and titles include a great version of Joao Donato's "Amazonas", plus the tracks "Mindoro", "Corine", "Noa Noa", and "Cahuenga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface and spine wear but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament – 1952 to 1974 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a cool little set – one that begins with obscure country songs about drug use, then moves onto a whole host of songs with themes of suicide, insanity, damnation, and redemption! The music is every bit as great as you'd guess from the title and cover – and the folks at Omni, who already do an amazing job with obscure country reissues, really knock it out of the park with this one – by pulling together two decades' worth of unusual tracks from the indie underground – all supported by great notes as well. The package is a heady journey through the underbelly of country – sounds you'd never hear on the charts – and titles include "Suicide" by Louie Innis, "Satan's Chauffeur" by Jimmy Minor, "Marijuana The Devil Flower" by Johnny Price, "The Needle" by Harry Snyder, "California Hippie Murders" by Red River Dave, "Demon Of Jealousy" by Jesse Bruce, "The Devil Was Laughing At Me" by Jimmy Newman, "Psycho" by Eddie Noack, "Three AM" by Bill Anderson, "Race With The Devil" by Johnny David, and "Fourteen Stories Down" by Don Bailey. This deluxe reissue includes 2 bonus tracks – "Hades Highway" by Len Barrow and "Hellbound Train" by Dick Flood. CD
(Deluxe edition features two bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ VariousThink Me A Kiss – Rock & Roll Songs Of Happiness ... CD
Atomicat, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker kissing a young Clyde McPhatter – and the image should be a tip that there's as much soul on this set as there is early rock and roll! The package is similar to other gems on the Atomicat label – a genre-stepping collection of really unusual 45s from back in the day – indie 7" singles that come through with plenty of punch, and which move nicely between a nice variety of styles! The set features 30 tracks in all – titles that include "Pretty Baby" by Gary Dale, "I Found My Girl" by The Kents, "Happiest Man Alive" by David Gates, "Oh Yes" by The Charmers, "A Cuddle & A Kiss" by The Sparks, "How Can I Please You" by Little Frankie Brunston, "I Found My Girl" by The Kents, "I Gotta Have You" by Clyde McPhatter & Ruth Brown, "Ooh How I Love You" by Murray Schaff & His Aristocrats, and "Kiss The Pretty Girl Twice" by Sticks & Bricks. CD

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Kudu/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally great – with alto from David Sanborn, more horns from The Brecker Brothers, and even a bit of work from Steve Khan – all fusion superstars in their own right, but who never eclipse Esther's lead. Titles include a good version of Grover Washington's "Mr Magic" – with the same funky undercurrent as the original – plus the tracks "One Night Affair", "I Can Stand A Little Rain", "Hurtin House", "Turn Around Look At Me", and a semi-hit version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". CD reissue also features the 45 version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". CD

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✨✧ Charles RouseTwo Is One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really unique little album from tenorist Charlie Rouse – a player who's best known to most for his famous 60s recordings in the Thelonious Monk Quartet – but who stretches out here in a very different style for the Strata East scene of the 70s! The album's almost funky at times, and nicely offbeat and spiritual at others – with players who include Paul Metzke and George Davis on guitars, Calo Scott on cello, David Lee on drums, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Azzedin Weston and Airto on percussion – a very unusual mix of instrumentation that presents that wonderful Rouse tenor sound in a very different way! Charlie also plays a bit of bass clarinet at one point – and titles include "Bitchin", "In His Presence Searching", "Hopscotch", "Two Is One", and "In A Funky Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonWe Found It/Porter N Dolly/Say Forever You'll Be Mine/Porter & Dolly ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A killer 2CD set – one that features 4 full albums from the country duo of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton! First up is We Found It – a gem of a record from the glory days of the Porter Wagoner/Dolly Parton partnership on record – a set that's overflowing with original material penned by each of the singers, which gives the whole thing a way of feeling a lot more personal and pointed than most other country duo albums! Porter and Dolly really share the vocal chores equally – and maybe break off less into the separate modes of some of their earlier records, but in a good way – on titles that include "Love City", "I've Been Married", "Satan's River", "I Am Always Waiting", "That's When Love Will Mean The Most", and "How Close They Must Be". Porter N Dolly doesn't have the most original title in the set – but it's a record that really continues the great legacy of original material and special songs that always made a Dolly/Porter project so wonderful! Titles include "Sixteen Years", "Together You & I", "Please Don't Stop Loving Me", Too Far Gone", "We'd Have To Be Crazy", "The Power Of Love", and "The Fire That Keeps You Warm". Say Forever You'll Be Mine is the last full album of duet material recorded by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – issued after the pair had a split, but served up in a way that really lives up to their long legacy of work for RCA together – as the record is the 12th in a row from the pair! There's a touch of that changing country production that RCA was using at the time – but Dolly's vocals are superb, and Porter does a pretty good job too – on a set of tracks penned by both, with a few outside contributions too. Titles include "Our Love", "Something To Reach For", "Again", "I Have No Right To Care", "How Can I Help You Forgive Me", and "Life Rides The Train". Porter & Dolly is a record that has Porter Wagoner sporting a strange perm on the cover – an image that maybe says a bit about the music inside – as the 1980 release features older unreleased tracks done during the earlier RCA years of the duo – cleaned up and modernized a bit, yet still with those great Porter/Dolly vocals at the core! Titles include "Daddy Did His Best", "Singing On The Mountain", "Hide Me Away", "Little David's Harp", "Touching Memories", and "Beneath The Sweet Magnolia Tree". CD

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✨✧ Ghost Funk OrchestraOde To Escapism ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This one-man orchestra just keeps on getting better and better with each new record – working with the funk you'd expect from the name, but also all these cool and moody touches that mix together David Axelrod-like ambition with some of the sharper snap of hip hop production! This time around, Seth Applebaum has a fair bit of strings and horns in the mix – plus added voices, some strong lead singers – and an array of sonic touches that make for a richness that's much deeper than it is ghostly! Previous records were good, but Seth's really onto something great hear – and mixes together strands of sounds into something that's much richer than its parts – emerging as a surprising maestro for the underground, on titles that include "Stoop Talk", "Mourning", "Drop Me A Line", "Little Bird", "Fuzzy Logic", "Quiet Soul", "Tojours", "Queen Bee", and "Cost Of Living". CD

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✨✧ Iggy PopIdiot (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Capitol, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Iggy's second solo LP proper, and a strangely intoxicataing mix of junkie desperation and gutteral punk funk – a conscious decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges era and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with at the time, with a little bit of Lou Reed for good measure – but make no mistakes, this is Iggy's show. It's as fascinating as it is impressive on a more visceral level, heavy bass rhythms and keys intergral to the sound, and weary latenight storytelling that trips you out on contact. All tunes co-written by Bowie, who would go on to have a huge hit with his own version of "China Girl" a few years into the 80s when the world was more ready for it, plus the classic "Nightclubbing", "Sister Midnight", "Baby", "Dum, Dum Boys", "Tiny Girls" and "Mass Production". This great deluxe version includes a complete live set from London's Rainbow Theatre on July 3, 1977 – with classics from Iggy's career to date including "Raw Power", "TV Eye", "Dirt", "Sister Midnight", "China Girl", "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Search & Destroy" and more. CD
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Idiot (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99
Idiot ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ Martha Reeves & The VandellasNatural Resources ... LP
Gordy, 1970. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Martha & The Vandellas were one of the few Motown 60s pop groups who actually got better as they got past their initial hit status – as this record will nicely attest! Reeves' vocals are fantastic, and very well trained for material such as this – nice little tracks with tight arrangements by Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and David Van DePitte. She really shines on the material, and has a much deeper sound than we remember from her earlier stuff. Titles include "People Got To Be Free", "Won't It Be So Wonderful", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Easily Persuaded", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, split spine, half split bottom seam, and a name in marker on back.)
 
 
 



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