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Living BluesIssue 261 – Vol 50, No 3 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2019. New Copy ... About July 1, 2019
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Living BluesIssue 261 – Vol 50, No 3 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
Lucky Peterson made his first record when he was just five years old – and as the issue points out, he's still paving the way – and looking surprisingly young, too! This time around, there's also articles on Wayne Blue Burns, The Stone Gas Band, Son House, and Larry Griffith – plus a discussion with Christone Kingfish Ingram, and catching up with The Lee Boys – in addition to the usual mix of concert news and music reviews! Magazine

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Living BluesIssue 260 – Vol 50, No 2 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
Eric Bibb is alive and well – hosting the cover feature for this issue of Living Blues – which also has articles on California singer Mike Henderson and zydeco star Nathan Williams – and also features the first-ever photos of Bentonia blues pioneer Henry Son Stuckey, a look at the recording session of Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues", and the breaking out music of Theo Huff. There's lots more too – including a look at 2019 blues festivals to come, plus radio charts, obits, and plenty of reviews. Magazine

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Lonnie Brooks/Pinetop Perkins/SOB BandLiving Chicago Blues Vol 3 ... LP
Alligator, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Canned HeatLiving The Blues ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $12.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy stereo pressing. Cover has seam splitting and surface wear.)

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VariousLiving Chicago Blues Vol 4 ... CD
Alligator, 1978. Used ... $6.99
19 songs from Detroit Junior, Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, Queen Slvia Embry. Big Leon Brooks' Blues Harp Band & Andrew Brown. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
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✨✧ Freddie ColeWaiter Ask The Man To Play Blues ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $19.99
Wonderful work from vocalist Freddie Cole – brother to Nat, and an equally talented singer! Freddie's got a sound that's a bit sadder and more world-weary than Nat – still in kind of a small combo jazzy mode, as would bespeak his roots, but singing with a really honest approach that makes the album the kind of rare male vocal jazz treasure that hardly shows up! Tracks are a great mix of bar songs and lost love numbers – and titles include "Black Night", "Just A Dream", "Rain Is Such A Lonely Sound", "This Life I'm Living", and "Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Taj MahalNatch'l Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great title for this second set from Taj Mahal – because the sound here is even more stripped-down and natural than on his first LP! Taj turns in a lot more original tunes this time around – and is in wonderfully comfortable territory with his own lead lyrics, sung alongside his own work on harmonica and steel guitar too. Jesse Ed Davis adds in plenty of great lead guitar, and also handles the rhythm arrangements too – and Al Kooper guests a bit on piano, but like all musicians here is very respectful of Mahal's role as the lead. Titles include "Good Morning Miss Brown", "Done Changed My Way Of Living", "I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll", "The Cuckoo", and "Ain't That A Lot Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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John Mayall's Blues BreakersHard Road ... LP
Deram, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A killer album from one of the most legendary versions of John Mayall's Blues Breakers – a quartet that features drummer Aynsley Dunbar, bassist John McVie, and lead guitarist Peter Green – who's also singing a fair bit on the album as well! The style here is tighter and more focused than before – showing a bit more of a rockish bent, especially on the guitars – but still strongly drenched in American R&B traditions, served up in a way that never waters down the sound for a mainstream audience. While other UK artists were taking American roots and softening them up for the charts, Mayall only seemed to deepen his commitment to more authentic representation of the styles – really only taking a bit more liberties with the strength and length of guitar parts. As before, there's a bit of reed work here that's especially nice – served up by UK jazzers Ray Warleigh, John Almond, and Alan Skidmore – and titles include "A Hard Road", "It's Over", "The Stumble", "Dust My Blues", "There's Always Work", "The Same Way", "The Supernatural", and "Living Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram Vinyl Lovers pressing.)

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✨✧ James MoodyFlute N The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good- ... $1.99
One of James Moody's first albums for Argo – and an album that features him shifting from tenor sax over to flute – and playing in a slyly seductive way that would have great implications for generations of soul jazz musicians for years to come! The sound here is never sleepy – and instead shows the flute to be a perfect vehicle for creating more sensitive colors and tones in jazz – in a way that's also offset by a bit of work on alto and tenor on the album as well. The group features some excellent work from trumpeter Johnny Coles and baritonist Pee Wee Moore – plus some sparkling arrangements from pianist Jimmy Boyd – and Eddie Jefferson joins in on 3 great vocal numbers. Titles include "Birdland Story", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Breaking The Blues", "Easy Living", "Richard's Blues", and "Boo's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and mostly split bottom seam.)

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Dewey Redman QuartetLiving On The Edge ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The album's got a bit of an odd title – as we hardly think that Redman was living on the edge at the time – but it's also a great little set, no matter what the name! Dewey's playing in a soulful and inside mode on most tracks – working in a style that recalls some of Archie Shepp's work of the late 70s – in a group with Geri Allen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Eddie Moore on drums. The set list features Redman originals – including "Boo Boodoop", "Mirror Windows", "Blues for J.A.M.", and "As One" – plus versions of "If I Should Lose You" and Coltrane's "Lazy Bird". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George HarrisonLiving In The Material World ... LP
Apple, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Give Me Love", "Sue Me Sue You Blues", "Try Some Buy Some", "The Lord Loves The One", "Who Can See It", "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long", and "That Is All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy WitherspoonBlues For Easy Livers ... CD
Prestige/Original Blues Classics, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blues, but with a nice jazzy finish – thanks to arrangements by Roger Kellaway, and small group playing by Pepper Adams, Richard Davis, Mel Lewis, and Kellaway. Jimmy's voice is nice and easy, and he more than keeps up with the hip group on the album's 12 short tracks. Titles include "Lotus Blossom", "Easy Living", "Trouble In Mind", "Travlin Light", and "P.S. I Love You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mother EarthComplete Recordings 1968 to 1970 (Living With The Animals/Make A Joyful Noise/Satisfied) ... CD
Mercury/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of classics from this groundbreaking group! First up is Living With The Animals – fantastic early work from Mother Earth – one of those special late 60s groups who emerged out of the rock, folk, and blues scenes – but who somehow managed to make a very special sound of their own! Part of the group's strength is the lovely Tracey Nelson – a singer who could have been a soul artist if she wanted – but who works here with a looser approach to generic conventions as she moves through a number of different modes – sometimes stepping aside for the group's lead singer, R Powell St John Jr, who also plays a bit of harmonica. Instrumentation is given some stronger currents from a combo that features Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Barry Goldberg on organ, and Luis Gasca on trumpet – and titles include "Marvel Group", "Mother Earth", "It Won't Be Long", "Down So Low", "The Kingdom Of Heaven", and "My Love Will Never Die". Make A Joyful Noise is an album that has slightly fuller backings than their debut, but in a way that only seems to bring out more of the soulful currents of their sound! The mix of rural inspiration and tighter presentation is a great illustration of the changing North Cali style of the period – and no surprise, a young Boz Scaggs is in the group, providing rhythm guitar next to the vocals of Tracy Nelson and R Powell St John. A few country legends provide extra support on fiddle, dobro, and steel – balanced nicely by a strong horn section too – on titles that include "Stop The Train", "Soul Of The Man", "Blues For The Road", "Come On & See", "I The Fly", "Wait Wait Wait", "I Wanna Be Your Mama Again", and "Then I'll Be Moving On". Last up is Satisfied – countrified rock from Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth – done in a warm and sincere style that goes way beyond any of the cliches of the genre! There's something about the way the group put together the tunes that really makes us like this one – an honesty that's not bogged down in any hippy dippy expectations, and which never tries to be anything other that what it is. And yes, that's not much of a good description of the set – but it's also our way of identifying the uniqueness that set Mother Earth apart from a lot of their contemporaries. Titles include "Satisfied", "Groovy Way", "Andy's Song", "Ruler Of My Heart", "This Feeling", and "You Won't Be Passing Here No More". CD

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AnimalsAnimalization ... LP
MGM, 1966. Very Good ... $14.99
Raw, bluesy work from this excellent group – with tracks that include "Inside Looking Out", "Gin House Blues", "What Am I Living For", "I Put A Spell On You", "Don't Bring Me Down", and "One Monkey Won't Stop The Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing in a stereo cover, with a name in marker on back.)

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Chi-LitesLonely Man (UK version) ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during their hit years, The Chi-Lites were one of those groups who could still stay true to their roots – and still come up with amazing tunes again and again! Mainman Eugene Record is at the helm producing and writing most of the tunes on the set – and some of the best numbers have that little gentle groove that was the best Chi-soul contribution to the sound of the 70s – that lilt or bounce from the 60s, turned towards slightly more sophisticated modes for the new generation. Titles include "Being In Love", "Love Is", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Ain't Too Much Of Nothing", and "A Lonely Man" – and a cover of "Inner City Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Blossom Dearie/Bobby JasparAdorable Blossom Dearie (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
A great look at the earliest years of the lovely Blossom Dearie – and a set that also features a surprising amount of work from reedman Bobby Jaspar, who was making big waves on the Paris jazz scene at the same time the young Blossom was living in France! CD1 features the pair together – a lovely set of duos with Bobby on flute and Blossom on piano, pulled from a rare 7" EP – which is then followed by a set of piano instrumentals lead by Dearie, from the album Jazz Sweet – a French-only release! The CD then follows with Blossom's great vocal jazz group The Blues Stars Of France – with tracks from both their first album and their rare EP – great vocal harmony numbers of bebop tunes. CD2 features Blossom's famous self-titled album for Verve – a great American debut – but then follows with lots more rare material, including a Blue Stars 7" single, a rare Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart 78rpm single, and even other vocal tracks by Annie Ross and King Pleasure. CD3 mostly features material that focuses on the talents of Bobby Jaspar on flute – some under his own leadership, plus more with other artists and groups, including work with singer Helen Merrill, guitarist Rene Thomas, and trombonist JJ Johnson. 75 tracks in all – and a booklet of notes! CD

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Stan GetzImported From Europe (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. Used ... $14.99
Although pressed up by Verve, the music is definitely Imported From Europe – as Stan Getz plays here with a host of great Swedish players – on a date that makes for a real standout in his 50s catalog! Stan was living in Sweden at the time of the album – bringing a big influence to the scene there, and furthering the already modernist tones that some of the nation's best players were creating in the postwar years. There's a brilliant blend of iciness and warmth going on here – and players include Bengt Hallberg on piano, Ake Persson on trombone, Erik Nordstrom on tenor, and Lars Gullin on baritone – plus American Benny Bailey on trumpet, who was also making a home for himself over there at the time! Tracks are long, sometimes with a lively jam session-ish feel – and titles include "Bengt's Blues", "Topsy", "Speak Low", and "Stockholm Street". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Toni HarperLady Lonely ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good- ... $4.99
Wonderful work from Toni Harper – a singer who was really years ahead of her time, given her sense of style and sophistication! Harper's working here with Marty Paich – and the tunes are a beautiful batch of late nite numbers that carry all the blue tones you might expect from the title and the cover. Toni's vocals are a bit gentle, but never sleepy – a great exercise in understatement, and delivered with a subtle flair next to Paich's arrangements. Added strings are used alongside jazz instrumentation from players who include Jack Sheldon and Conte Candoli on trumpet, Art Pepper and Bud Shank on alto sax, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone – and titles include "Blue It Grows", "I Love The Blues", "Busy Blues", "Lady Lonely", "In The Dark Of Night", "My Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", and "River Weep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the top seam and a sticker spot.)

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Toni HarperNight Mood ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
A great singer, and a real standout album that's sadly been lost beneath the shifting sands of time! Toni Harper's working here with arranger Marty Paich – in a mode that's jazzy, but with soulful undercurrents – in that sophisticatedly swinging style that made Paich one of the best vocal arrangers of the early 60s. Toni's got a voice that's deep, but lean – never too expressive, and with just the right sense of sadness to fit the mood of the album. Titles include "The Meaning Of The Blues", "My Ship", "Just Go", "Round Midnight", "Paradise", "Night After Night", and "Where Flamingos Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Billie HolidayLady Day (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s/Early 40s. Very Good ... $7.99
Titles include "Miss Brown To You", "If You Were Mine", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Billie's Blues", "I Cried For You", "I Must Have That Man", and "Easy Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has some aging and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Ahmad JamalHappy Moods ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sprightly set from the Ahmad Jamal Trio – but also a record that's not as brightly colored as you might guess from the title, thanks to a nice undercurrent of darkness in the mix! Jamal's piano work is often nicely punctuated – perhaps living up to the "happy moods" promised on the cover – but the bass work of Israel Crosby and drums by Vernell Fournier are a lot more subtle – magical element that really makes the record sparkle with that unique Jamal-like approach to rhythm. Titles include "For All We Know", "Excerpt From The Blues", "Little Old Lady", "Pavanne", "Time On My Hands", "Raincheck", and "Rhumba No 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a flaky corner and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Joseph JarmanPoem Song ... CD
Paddle Wheel (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most beautiful albums that AACM reedman Joseph Jarman ever recorded – a rare set that was originally only issued on cassette, and which has a completely different flavor than his work with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! The music is at once very personal and very far-reaching – maybe verging on the essence of "black classical music" that the AACM always cited, but without any of the stiffness that tag might imply – as Jarman mixes his own work on soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute, and voice with koto, bass, and a bit of trombone from a group of Japanese musicians. The players really get the spirit of Jarman's intentions – and the use of koto is especially wonderful – much freer than you might expect, but always with lyrical sense of beauty, which Joseph echoes with his own performance. The whole thing is fantastic – definitely living up to its "poem song" title – with selections that include "Two Step For Yumi", "Morning Song", "Jimbo", "Poem Song", "Blues For Zazen II", "Final Song", and a version of John Coltrane's "Spiritual". CD

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Morgana KingMiss Morgana King ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Morgana King in one of her most classic settings – working here with arranger Torrie Zito, whose sophisticated talents are a great match for her unique voice! Zito blends light strings and warm jazz touches in this perfect pillowy style – couching King's voice without ever smothering it at all – as Morgana steps, dips, and soars with effortless ease – really flowing through the tunes with that breathy richness that no other singer could ever hope to match! King's cut many great records over the years, but this is one of her best – and titles include "All Blues", "Meditation", "I'll Follow You", "Easy Living", "Cuore Di Mama", "Bluesette", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". Golden Hits isn't a "best of", but instead has Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". Solar Wind was cut smack dab in the middle of Ramsey's glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". Sun Goddess is one of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! CD

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Louisiana RedLouisiana Red – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1977 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Well-recorded material from Louisiana Red – a blues musician who really hit his stride in the 70s, but with a style that feels a lot more vintage overall! Red works here with just vocals and guitar – and a bit of harmonica – in a mode that's like the 60s albums on Arhoolie, but with a really crisp, clear vibe overall – very strong recording quality for a nightclub date. From the spoken bits in between the songs, it's clear that Red's very comfortable in the setting – and that really comes through in his performance, especially the guitar. Titles include "The Whole World", "Good God Woman", "Crime Emotion", "Red's Boogie", "Rock Me", "Too Poor To Die", "Sweet Blood Call", "Goin Down To Louisiana", "Recreation Blues", "Honky Tonk Slide", and "When My Mama Was Living". CD

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Henry ManciniCombo! ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A combo session with more than enough excitement to warrant the exclamation point in the title – one of Henry Mancini's jazziest records ever, and a date that's filled with some great west coast players! The sound here is a hip extrapolation of the Mancini groove heard on crime jazz soundtracks like Peter Gunn and Mr Lucky – but it's taken to slightly leaner territory here, with a nice focus on the solo talents of the group members. There's still 11 players in the group – so the combo isn't exactly small – but the spacious Mancini arrangements allow each player to step out nicely with a voice of their own. The lineup includes Pete Candoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper on clarinet, Ronny Lang on baritone, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on vibes – and Johnny Williams plays both piano and harpsichord, the latter of which sounds plenty darn groovy! Titles include Cy Coleman's wonderful "Playboy's Theme", plus "Castle Rock", "Everybody Blow", "Far East Blues", "Powdered Wig", and "Moanin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Koko TaylorI Got What It Takes ... CD
Alligator, 1975. Used ... $6.99
An indie classic from Koko Taylor – a set that features the legendary Chicago blues singer working with Mighty Joe Young on guitar! Titles include "Big Boss Man", "Be What You Want To Be", "Trying To Make A Living", "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean", "I Got What It Takes", and "Happy Home". CD

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Koko TaylorI Got What It Takes ... LP
Alligator, 1975. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An indie classic from Koko Taylor – a set that features the legendary Chicago blues singer working with Mighty Joe Young on guitar! Titles include "Big Boss Man", "Be What You Want To Be", "Trying To Make A Living", "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean", "I Got What It Takes", and "Happy Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Alligator pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine (Bainbridge pressing) ... LP
Time, 1959. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the most fantastic hardbop albums of all time! Tommy Turrentine was the less-famous trumpet-playing brother of Stanley Turrentine – but he was a hell of a player in his early days, and he cut some amazing records with his brother during the younger years of his career. This is the only record we've ever seen that features him as a leader – but the session's a monster, with the kind of razor-sharp hardbop playing we'd stack up there with must-have LPs like Art Blakey's Freedom Rider, Hank Mobley's Caddy For Daddy, or the legendary Young Lions session on Vee Jay. The group features a number of players who were working with Max Roach at the time – including Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Julian Priester on trombone – as well as Roach on drums, Horace Parlan on piano, and Bob Boswell on bass. Titles include "Gunga Din", "Too Clean", "Time's Up", "Long As You're Living", "Blues For JP", and "Webb City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 1 – Saxophonitis/Bionic Saxophone ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1978/1979. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
The first CD in this great series – which marks the long-awaited CD debut of some of Andrew White's own albums from the 70s! First up is the oddly-titled Saxophonitis – and if saxophonitis is a disease, we're ready to catch it – especially when it's reedman Andrew White who's getting us infected! The album features tight live work from White, in a combo with the mighty Steve Novosel on bass, plus Donald Waters on piano and Bernard Sweetney on drums – a great lineup that really reflects the soulful underground that White was a part of on the DC scene of the 70s – and which was thankfully documented on his own recordings like this! As part of that legacy, local hero Buck Hill guests on tenor on one track, too – and titles include "Autumn Leaf", "All The Things You Is", "Tearitup Tenor", and "B Flat Blues". Bionic Saxophone is a record that's got an odd title, but an apt one too – given the power and endurance that reedman Andrew White could bring to a performance! And the set definitely has Andrew living up to that name – as he blows here with a great trio that includes Donald Waters on piano, Steve Novosel on bass, and Bernard Sweetney on drums – players who really set a groove while White blows these amazing, open lines on alto sax – filled with fire in his tone, and boundless creativity in his solos! Titles include "Bionic Superfly", "Bionic Sax Meets Mr PC", "Bionic Sax Meets Andy's Alto Sax", and "Bionic Giant Steps". CD

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VariousHow Is The Air Up There – 80 Mod, Soul, & Freakbeat Nuggets From Down Under (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
Fantastic sounds from the New Zealand scene of the late 60s – music recorded quite far from the streets of London, but which crackles with all the best mod and freakbeat elements of that city's underground at the time! The music here is a stunning revelation – sounds recorded almost in obscurity, given the nation's isolation – but completely on fire in terms of the instrumentation, vocal delivery, and overall conception – and, honestly, maybe even more crackling overall than Australian work of the period, which maybe sometimes tried to hard to copy sounds up north! Instead, these guys are completely original, completely on fire, and working with a quality level that matches the best Brit work of the period – while having its very own spirit. 3CD set features a massive 80 tracks in all – a huge introduction to the period, along with an equally massive book of notes – filled with images of the rare records, and lots of information on the music. Titles include "All Night Worker" by The Newsounds, "Got Love" by Tom Thumb, "I'm Your Witch Doctor" by Chants R&B, "Living It Down" by The Deep Set, "Anything You Like" by Spectres, "Turn To Stone" by Concrete Lamb, "Rescue Me" by The Librettos, "Jump Back" by the La De Da's, "Never Ever" by The Action, "Security" by The Pleazers, "Don't Wanna Be Lonely Anymore" by The Bluestars, "Lost Woman" by The Clevedonaires, "Little Miss Rhythm & Blues" by Judge Wayne, "Baby Doll" by Grim LTD, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousNorman Granz – The Founder (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 4CD ... $39.99 49.99
A mighty tribute to the great Norman Granz – not a jazz musician himself, but a man who forever changed the way that jazz was presented on record! Granz began as a soundman at MGM, but also created the famous Jazz At The Philharmonic series of recordings in the 40s – which soon grew to other recorded projects, as well as his early work on Clef and Norgran labels, before famously launching Verve Records too! This package brings together 44 key moments from the early years of Verve and related labels, including some unusual tracks too – titles that include "Picasso" by Coleman Hawkins, "I Blowed & Gone" by Dexter Gordon, "The Bloos" by George Handy, "Sono" by Harry Carney, "Vignette At Verney's" by Ralph Burns, "The New Basie Blues" by Count Basie, "Lullaby Of The Leaves" by Anita O'Day, "Slow Dance" by Fred Astaire, "Easy Living" by Buddy DeFranco, "Time After Time" by Lawrence Brown, "I Know That You Know" by Stuff Smith, "Budd Johnson" by Ben Webster, "Evil Eyes" by Terry Gibbs, "Chelsea Bridge" by Ben Webster & Gerry Mulligan, "Pig Ears & Rice" by Lionel Hampton, "I Thought About You" by Billie Holiday, "Yellow Rose Of Brooklyn" by Harry Edison & Buddy Rich, "Can't We Be Friends" by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, and lots lots more. CD

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VariousUsiende Ukalale (Don't Sleep) – Omutibo From Rural Kenya ... LP
Raw Music International/Mississippi, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
A well-recorded collection of omutibo work from Kenya – rural music that mostly just features a singer and acoustic guitar – in a style that's reminiscent of American country blues, but which has a very different vibe overall! The big years of omutibo were the 60s – a time of great hope for Kenya, and also a time when American blues enthusiasts were heading out to the country, to capture still-living rural bluesmen from earlier generations. The same approach is used here – to recapture nearly-lost Kenyan singers – on spare tracks that really bring back the bright tones of the guitar phrasing in the omutibo style, accompanied by vocals that have a darker lyrical current. Titles include "Lumumba Is Dead" by Jimmy Bongo, "Dickson Omuranda" by Fanuel Amimo, "Adui" by Shem Tumpe & FAmily, "Ndogo Ndogo" by Zachariah Omufumbwa, "Nili Kwenda Safari" by Johnstone Ouko Mukabi, and "Usiende Ukalale" by Omari Machio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Eternity's ChildrenSunshine & Flowers – The Lost Sessions ... CD
Tower/Beatball (Korea), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from Eternity's Children – a really unique soft psych group, one with roots in the south, but a sound that was later polished by LA sunshine! The tracks on the set have a wonderfully dreamy quality to them – a style that takes bits of fuzzy guitar, Hammond organ, and some slight folk and harmony touches – and fuses them together with a tight sense of conception that holds the sound together even through a few personnel shifts over the years. Some of the cuts here were issued as singles – and appeared on the group's Rev-Ola singles set – but a few others appear to be previously unissued as well, and all titles are pretty darn groovy! CD features 17 tracks in all – including "Woman's Blues", "Time & Place", "Cigarette", "Taste Of Honey", "Rumours", "Girl's Song", "Living Is Easy", "Somebody's Watching You", "Didn't We", "Just One Smile", "Laughing Girl", "Hard Hard Year", and "Down The Aisle". CD

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✨✧ Hugh Masekela & OthersHugh Masekela Presents The Chisa Years 1965 to 1976 – Rare & Unreleased ... LP
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his hits, and worked with a variety of incredible acts to expand his sound – a good number of whom ended up recording for Hugh on the Chisa label, in a unique blend of American soul and African inspiration that was years ahead of its time! The Chisa sound was one of the first true forays into pan-global grooving – and it brought the sounds of Africa to the American mainstream at a level that few had managed before. Some groups were unique projects done for record – like the Johannesburg Street Band, which featured members of The Crusaders alongside Masekela – but others featured a variety of ex-patriots living in the US, with key singers and players who shine brightly under Hugh's guidance. This set really digs deep, and offers up some of the most heavily African-tuned tracks from Chisa's catalog – 14 titles that include "Witch Doctor" and "Ahvuomo" by Baranta with Miatta Fahinbulleh, "Joala" and "Za Labalaba" by The Zulus, "Awe Mfana" by Johannesburg Street Band, "Macongo" and "U Se Mcani" by Letta Mbulu, "Tepo" by Baranta, "Aredze" by The Zulus, "Mahlalela" by Letta Mbulu, and "Afro Beat Blues" by Ojah with Hugh Masekela. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fire TheftFire Theft (2 X 180 gram pressing with insert) ... LP
Ryko/Run Out Groove, 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The atmospheric debut and to date the only full length effort from The Fire Theft – the post-Sunny Day Real Estate project from 3 of the 4 Sunny Day players. Fire Theft does a great job of living up to the earlier band's penchant for dramatic tension and loud to quiet (and vice versa) dynamics, but rather than heavier emo and punk guitar attack, they lean on ambitious arrangements with violin and viola, chimes and more, and some almost proggy changes. Includes "Uncle Mountain", "Wast Time Segue", "Oceans Apart", "Chain", "Backward Blues", "Houses", "Heaven", "Rubber Bands", "It's Over", "Carry You", "Sinatra" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – limited to less than 2000 copies and individually numbered!)

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✨✧ Louisiana RedLouisiana Red – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1977 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Well-recorded material from Louisiana Red – a blues musician who really hit his stride in the 70s, but with a style that feels a lot more vintage overall! Red works here with just vocals and guitar – and a bit of harmonica – in a mode that's like the 60s albums on Arhoolie, but with a really crisp, clear vibe overall – very strong recording quality for a nightclub date. From the spoken bits in between the songs, it's clear that Red's very comfortable in the setting – and that really comes through in his performance, especially the guitar. Titles include "The Whole World", "Good God Woman", "Crime Emotion", "Red's Boogie", "Rock Me", "Too Poor To Die", "Sweet Blood Call", "Goin Down To Louisiana", "Recreation Blues", "Honky Tonk Slide", and "When My Mama Was Living". LP, Vinyl record album
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John MayallMoving On ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Bill Cosby introduces this hip little live set from the John Mayall group – which is fitting, as there's definitely a bit of an LA groove on the set! Mayall's still in very bluesy territory, but he also gets some great soul jazz support too – from players who include Charles Owens on flute and soprano sax, Ernie Watts on tenor, and even the great Fred Jackson on baritone! Keef Hartley adds in some mighty heavy drums, but the group's further expanded by even more American players too – including Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddie Robinson on guitar – both players who definitely leave their mark on the set. There's some great electric piano too – and titles include the classic "Keep Our Country Green" – plus "Christmas 71", "Things Go Wrong", "Do It", "Moving On", "Red Sky", "Reasons", "High Pressure Living", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWhat's New? ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger arrangements that mix together bossa nova and calypso rhythms, which forge a surprisingly great background for Rollins' gutsy tenor. Although it's easy to dismiss the record as a throwaway cash-in affair on the Latin boom of the early 60s – Rollins actually handles himself wonderfully, and the longer-than-usual tracks on the album show a whole new side of his talents that were later reprised on Latin sessions during the 70s. Titles include "Bluesongo", "Jungoso", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "Brownskin Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)
 
 
 



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