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Irving Ashby/Allen Eager/Howard McGhee/Jack McVea/Fats Navarro/Lucky ThompsonJazz Off The Air Vol 1 ... LP
Spotlite (UK), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Includes recordings from the Junior Jazz At The Auditorium session in 1946 with Hoard McGhee on trumpet, Les Robinson on alto, Jack McVea and Lucky Thompson on tenor, Jimmy Bunn on piano, Irving Ashby on guitar, Red Callendar on bass, and Jackie Mills on drums; plus from WNEW's "Saturday Night Swing Session" in 1947 with Fats Navarro on trumpet, Bill Harris on trombone, Allen Eager and Charlie Ventura on tenor, Ralph Burns on piano, Al Valente on guitar, Chubby Jackson on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has bumped corners and is bent a bit at the edges.)

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Lucky CordellGreat Day/Lord Help Me ... 7-inch
Halo, 1966. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lucky DubeSlave ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny corner bump, but looks fantastic overall. A great copy!)

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Don Redman/Claude Hopkins/Benny Carter/Lucky MilliBig Bands Uptown Vol 1 – 1931 to 1943 ... LP
Decca, 1930s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Eddie Roberts & The Lucky StrokesEddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes ... LP
Color Red, 2024. New Copy ... $30.99 34.99
Guitarist Eddie Roberts is a legend in contemporary funk – famous first for his work in the New Mastersounds, then for some great records on his own – now working here as a key part of The Lucky Strokes – a group who open up a whole new chapter in Eddie's career! The group's a lean quartet, and features vocals from Shelby Kemp – a raspy-voiced singer who's clearly versed in the more soulful sides of the blue-eyed rock spectrum – working here in modes that evoke The Face and some hipper currents of southern rock – but all delivered with the lean funky style you'd expect from Roberts! The rest of the lineup just features bass and drums – which makes for a mighty spare, guitar-forward album – with titles that include "Whiskey Makes Me Stronger", "Holy Fire", "Grits Ain't Groceries", "Rambler", "Gonna Get In My Way", "Home Sweet Home", and "Gonna Get In My Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonHome Comin (aka Tea Time) ... CD
LRC, 1974. Used ... $2.99
Wonderfully soulful grooves from the amazing Lucky Thompson! Despite the simple cover and title, this is a very nice set that brings together some of Lucky Thompson's excellent soulful recordings for the Groove Merchant label during the early 70s. Thompson started out his career as a more traditional tenorist, with a definite post-swing bias – but by the time of these sessions, he'd emerged (after a long stay in Europe) as a more spiritual, more soulful player, capable of deep emotion, and warm flowing introspective solos. He's caught in good company here – as both sessions feature Cedar Walton on keyboards – and the CD features Thompson on both tenor and soprano, which he plays in a delightful way. Titles include "Fillet Of Soul", "Then Soul Walked In", "Home Come'n", "Soul Lullaby", and "Sun Out". CD

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Lucky ThompsonJazz In Paris – Modern Jazz Group ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. Used ... $4.99
Some of Lucky Thompson's rarest work from the 50s – and some of his best! The American tenorist is working here in two different French groups – one a quintet with Henri Renaud on piano, the other a tentet with the core quartet of Renaud, plus some additional local horn players. Unlike some of Thompson's other albums from the time, which can frequently be dominated by standards, this set's got some great original material – mostly written by Renaud, and infused with a sharp modernist swing. Tiltes include "Souscription", "Marcel Le Fourreur", "G&B", "Tight Squeeze", "Meet Quincy Jones", and "Influence". Lucky's tone is rich and soulful – and the session's gone to the top of our list of his work! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky In Paris ... CD
High Note, 1959. Used ... $8.99
Lucky Thompson on soprano and tenor saxophone, Martial Solal on piano, Michel Hausser on vibraphone, Gilbert Gassin on bass, Gerard Pochonet on drums, and Gana M'Bow on percussion. CD

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Lucky ThompsonParis 1956 ... LP
Musidisc (France), 1956. Near Mint- ... $9.99 14.99
Prime mid 50s work from Lucky Thompson – recorded in Paris with the group of drummer Dave Pochonet, and featuring tracks that are longer than usual for a Thompson session! Thompson is on tenor throughout – and the other players include either Henri Renaud or Martial Solal on piano, Michel De Villers on baritone and alto, and Fernand Verstraete on trumpet. There's a bit looser feel to the set than some of Thompson's tighter sides from the US – and titles include "Let's Try Again", "Stewin Up A Wig", "Fascinating Blues", "Home Free", and "One For The Boys & Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has a small stain at the bottom right corner and some small blemish spots near the top.)

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Lucky ThompsonParis 1956 Vol 1 ... LP
Disques Swing, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99 7.99
Vintage Paris sessions with Emmett Berry, Henri Renaud Trio, Martial Solal, Dave Pochonet, and Guy Lafitte. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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Lucky ThompsonSmooth Sailing ... CD
Indigo (UK), Late 40s. Used ... $6.99 9.99
... CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonTricotism ... CD
Impulse, 1956. Used ... $5.99
Great material from the mid 50s – a mix of modern ideas of arrangement with the deeper soul of Lucky's horn! CD
(Out of print 1993 MCA/GRP pressing.)

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonJazz In Paris – Lucky Thompson With Dave Pochonet All Stars ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prime mid 50s work from Lucky Thompson – recorded in Paris with the group of drummer Dave Pochonet, and featuring tracks that are longer than usual for a Thompson session! Thompson is on tenor throughout – and the other players include either Henri Renaud or Martial Solal on piano, Michel De Villers on baritone and alto, and Fernand Verstraete on trumpet. There's a bit looser feel to the set than some of Thompson's tighter sides from the US – and titles include "Let's Try Again", "Stewin Up A Wig", "Fascinating Blues", "Home Free", and "One For The Boys & Us". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lucky PetersonBlack Midnight Sun ... CD
Birdology (France), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lucky Peterson on guitar, organ, clectric piano, synthesize & vocals, Alex J Harding on baritone saxophone, Bill Laswell on bass, Graham Haynes on cornet, Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey on drums, Henry Threadgill on flute & Jesse Dulman on tuba. CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonBop & Ballads – Hamburg 1959 & 1960 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1959/1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bop, ballads, and lots more too – played by reedman Lucky Thompson at a time when he was really picking up some new ideas on the European scene! As with contemporaries like Sonny Criss or Benny Bailey, Thompson was great before he hit the continent – but then came back from Europe a completely changed man – a musician whose sense of expression had evolved strongly in a very short time – to a point where the music on these recordings from 1959 and 1960 is quite different than his American records from a few short years before! Part of the change might come from pianist Michael Naura – who's on all these sides, and is one of the hippest cats working in Germany at the time – but you can already hear Lucky opening up his tone and his inflections, especially on the numbers that feature soprano sax. Other players include Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Hans Koller on tenor, and the great Wolfgang Schulter on vibes – on titles that include "The World Awakes", "Brother Bob", "Yesterdays", "Deep Passion", "Thin Ice", and "Summertime". CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonGoodbye Yesterday ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Goodbye Yesterday, hello 70s – as Lucky Thompson plays wonderfully here in a mode that's quite different than his early years – working in a cool group that includes Cedar Walton on electric piano and celeste, Larry Ridley on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums! While most cuts are relatively straight, they've got an open soulful approach that's quite different from most of Lucky's other work – much more in the vein of recordings by Walton from the time, with an arch soul jazz righteousness to them, and a bit of an electric vibe when Cedar hits the keyboards. Titles include "Fillet Of Soul", "Back To The World", "Home Come'n", "Tea Time", and "Soul Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring wear.)

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLord Lord Am I Ever Gonna Know? ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare French material from Lucky Thompson – and a set of tracks that really shows a lot of artistic growth overseas since his better-known Paris dates of the mid 50s! The setting is relatively spare – a quartet with Martial Solal on piano, Peter Trunk on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – and in addition to his famous tenor, Thompson also plays some soprano sax too – an instrument he'd really develop on the European scene during the 60s, already blown with a really unique tone here. Solal's piano keeps things offbeat throughout – creating the sort of subtle edge that Thompson was bringing into his own music too – and even when gentle, there's a burning intensity to the record that we really love, and which marks a key moment when Lucky's music really started getting interesting. Titles include "Lord Lord Am I Ever Gonna Know", "Love & Respect", "Say That To Say This", "Choose Your Own", "Warm Inside", and "Scratching The Surface". CD
(1997 Candid pressing.)

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson (with Gerard Pochonet, 1956) ... LP
Inner City, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Great Parisian recordings from Lucky Thompson – cool cuts from the mid 50s, done with the combo of drummer Gerard Pochonet! The sound here is great – in that although Lucky's blowing tenor, he's already showing signs of some of the phrasing he'd pick up more on soprano sax – kind of a light, clean tone that's really great. Players include Martial Solal on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, Michel Hausser on vibes, and Jean Pierre Sasson on guitar – and the LP features 12 titles that include "Undecided", "Tenderly", "But Not For Me", "Indian Summer", "You Go To My Head", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Jazz Legacy pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson Meets Oscar Pettiford Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
ABC/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Really standout material from Lucky Thompson – an excellent set of small group sessions that features Oscar Pettiford on bass! The format's a bit like the small combo mode that Americans from larger touring ensembles were recording in Europe – a bit more laidback, and with more solo focus for players who were sometimes eclipsed in larger groups. The record has Lucky playing with Pettiford in a number of very small group settings – mostly drum-less trios, with either Hank Jones or Don Abney on piano, and bits of guitar from Skeeter best, and some trombone from Jimmy Cleveland – working under the unusual date name of "Jim Whatsmyname" on trombone. The material is quite spare and beautiful, an especially brilliant showcase for the talents of both players – who were sometimes buried more in larger group recordings at the time. CD features the material from both volumes 1 and 2 of the ABC albums – with 16 titles that include "Tricotism", "Bo Bi My Boy", "Op Meets It", "Tom Kattin", "Good Luck", "Mister Man", "Once There Was", "The Plain But The Simple Truth", and "Translation". CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonNew York City 1964/1965 ... CD
Uptown, 1964/1965. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from Lucky Thompson – some previously unissued sides from that tremendous time when he was really changing up his sound! The work here is from the same period when Lucky returned to the US after some key years in Europe – and the overall feel is very similar to his sublime recordings on the Rivoli label – like those records, a magnificent blend of tenor and soprano sax stylings, often set to modal rhythms that marked a whole new style for Thompson! These tracks are almost even better, though – in that they're live numbers, and often quite extended – really letting Lucky stretch out with amazing qualities in his new sense of sound and freedom. The soprano lines are especially great – tremendous stuff that we'd rank right up there with Nathan Davis' explorations on the instrument – and Thompson is heard in two different groups: the first with Dave Burns on trumpet, Danny Turner on alto, Cecil Payne on baritone, Benny Powell on trombone, and Hank Jones on piano – on tracks that include "The World Awakes", "Minuet In Blues", "Twas Yesterday", and "Firebug". The second set features a smaller group – with Paul Neves on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums – on titles that include "Strike Up The Band", "The World Awakes", "What's New", and "Lady Bird" – plus a bit of talking from MC Alan Grant. CD
(Out of print, traycard artwork is a little wavy with a punch through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Harry Arnold with Nat Adderley, Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Thompson, & OthersGreat Big Band & Friends ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Swedish recording featuring an all-star band of American players like Nat Adderley, Lucky Thompson, Coleman Hawkins, and the great Benny Bailey – all playing as soloists with the orchestra of Swedish bandleader Harry Arnold. Benny Bailey is especially sweet here, and his solos on "Image" and "I Remember You" are worth the price of the record alone. Also added is Toots Theilmans, who solos on 2 tracks in his usual sweet style. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chu Berry/Lucky ThompsonGiants Of The Tenor Sax ... CD
Commodore, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
First-ever LP issue of these great 78rpm recordings on the Commdore label – Chu Berry on tenor with Roy Eldridge and Hot Lips Page on trumpet, depending on the tracks – and two more with Lucky Thompson on tenor in Page's group! CD

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriff, George Freeman, Lucky ThompsonFriday The 13th – Cook County Jail ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Gritty gritty gritty! This live set of soul jazz tracks was recorded in Chicago's Cook County Jail on Friday the 13th, 1972 – and we can hardly think of a darker place to record a soul jazz album! Side one features the aptly-named "Freedom Suite", an extended groover played by Jimmy McGriff, and a 2-guitar group that includes George Freeman and Odonel Levy – and side two has Lucky Thompson playing in a soulful group with Cedar Walton on electric piano, on the tracks "Green Dolphin Street" and "Everything Happens To Me". A pretty incredible event to be recorded – trust us, we drive by the jail a fair bit on the way to work! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucky PetersonLifetime ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Lucky PetersonLucky Strikes ... LP
Alligator, 1989. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sammy Price & Lucky ThompsonJazz In Paris – Paris Blues ... CD
Universal (France), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very unique session that features the often-modern tenor sax of Lucky Thompson in the company of bluesman Sammy Price, who plays piano and sings on a number of the tracks on the record. Amazingly, Thompson's raspy tenor tone is a perfect fit with the style of the recording – laying down lean blusey licks that really work nicely with Price's barrelhouse piano style, and which also give it a bit more of a jazz-oriented style than usual. The rest of the group features Pierre Michelot on bass, Jean-Pierre Sasson on guitar, and Gerard Pochonet on drums. Titles include "Lucky T", "Minor Blues", "Paris Blues", "Embassy Boogie", and "Up Above My Head". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Roberts & The Lucky StrokesEddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes ... CD
Color Red, 2024. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Guitarist Eddie Roberts is a legend in contemporary funk – famous first for his work in the New Mastersounds, then for some great records on his own – now working here as a key part of The Lucky Strokes – a group who open up a whole new chapter in Eddie's career! The group's a lean quartet, and features vocals from Shelby Kemp – a raspy-voiced singer who's clearly versed in the more soulful sides of the blue-eyed rock spectrum – working here in modes that evoke The Face and some hipper currents of southern rock – but all delivered with the lean funky style you'd expect from Roberts! The rest of the lineup just features bass and drums – which makes for a mighty spare, guitar-forward album – with titles that include "Whiskey Makes Me Stronger", "Holy Fire", "Grits Ain't Groceries", "Rambler", "Gonna Get In My Way", "Home Sweet Home", and "Gonna Get In My Way". CD
Also available Eddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes ... LP 30.99

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonAccent On Tenor ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nearly lost work by Lucky Thompson – recorded in New York shortly before he departed for a very productive stay in Europe! Some of the material has shown up on other reissues over the years, but this set's the first time we've seen all 9 tracks from the session together, with the sort of notes and details we'd like, and a reproduction of the original groovy cover. Thompson plays with 2 groups, and the players include Oscar Pettiford, Billy Taylor, Sidney Gross, and Jimmy Hamilton. Thompson's tone is nice and sweet, and the tracks include "Prelude To A Mood", "Easy To Love", "Ever So Easy", and "Mr. E-Z". CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonDancing Sunbeam ... LP
ABC/Impulse, Mid 50s/1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Really standout material from Lucky – an excellent set collecting small group sessions recorded for Paramount in the mid 50s, featuring Oscar Pettiford on bass! The format's a bit like the small combo mode that Americans from larger touring ensembles were recording in Europe – a bit more laidback, and with more solo focus for players who were sometimes eclipsed in larger groups. There are 2 sides with Lucky playing in a quintet format, the first with Hank Jones, Pettiford, and Osie Johnson in the rhythm section – plus Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, and the second subbing Don Abney for Hank Jones. The real treat here though are the 2 sides of trio material, which feature Lucky, Oscar, and the guitar of Skeeter Best – setting up a spare, drum-less sound that really lets Lucky open up like we've never heard before. Titles include "Tricotism", "Bo Bi My Boy", "Op Meets It", "Tom Kattin", "Translation", "NR #2", "Once There Was", "Good Luck", "Mister Man", and "Little Tenderfoot". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonHappy Days (Lucky Thompson Plays Jerome Kern/Happy Days Are Here Again) ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two great albums from Lucky Thompson! First up is Plays Jerome Kern – wonderful work from that early 60s moment when Lucky Thompson was really opening up with a newly soulful sound – and mixing in some great soprano sax work with his tenor! The tunes are familiar, but the execution is wonderful – Lucky blowing easily in a quartet with Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – the last of whom really keeps things moving, even when mellow. Titles include " Long Ago And Far Away", "Lovely To Look At", "No More", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Who", "Dearly Beloved", "Why Do I Love You", "Why Was I Born", and "They Didn't Believe Me". Happy Days is an overlooked gem from Lucky Thompson's mid 60s years – that wonderful time when he'd returned to the fold even stronger than ever – filled with hip new musical ideas, and a great command for the soprano sax! This set's got Lucky working on both soprano and tenor, both of which are handled with these angular, soulful tones that are totally great – right at home in a group that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums – all marvelously sensitive rhythm accompanists. Jack Melady adds harp on 2 tracks on the set – a very nice touch – and titles include "Safari", "Cry Me A River", "People", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "As Time Goes By". CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonKinfolks Corner ... LP
Rivoli, 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Lucky Thompson – very different than any of his more famous 50s work, and caught at a really great time in his career! The set was recorded at a time when Lucky had just returned from Europe, and had picked up the soprano sax in addition to his regular tenor. The soprano gave Lucky a lighter, freer, more exploratory soul-based sound that was really unique – a bit Dolphy-inspired at times, but with a more inside approach, as in the work of Nathan Davis – so that even on numbers that might seem staid at the outset, the sax work has an edgey quality that's really wonderful. The session features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Frank Anderson on organ, Wally Richardson on guitar, and either Oliver Jackson and Walter Perkins on drums – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Star Eyes", "Poor Butterfly", "Kinfolks Corner", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Caressable". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky Is Back (Then, So Is Love) (plus Kinfolks Corner) ... CD
Rivoli/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1965/1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare and sublime set from Lucky Thompson – recorded at a real turning point in his career! The title refers to the fact that Lucky's working back on American shores after some extended time in Europe – and that fact is nicely hammered home by the cover image, which has Lucky standing on the docks in New York, next to a ship marked "France"! And it's funny, because somewhere in that journey home, Lucky picked up a whole new set of influences – trading the tighter swing-based sound of his classic recordings for a freer, more exploratory style – one that clearly has a bit of inspiration from Coltrane, but which is handled by Lucky in his own unique phrasing and tone. Thompson's playing a fair bit of soprano sax on the record, as well as some of his more traditional tenor – and the group's a beautifully understated quartet, with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Willie Ruff on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums. Titles include "Evil Eva", "Slow Dough", "On Tippy Top", "Passionately Yours", and "Love". Added to the album is the equally great Kinfolks Corner – a record also done for the Rivoli label, and featuring a fair bit of soprano sax work from Thompson! The soprano gives Lucky a lighter, freer, more exploratory soul-based sound that's really unique – a bit Dolphy-inspired at times, but with a more inside approach, as in the work of Nathan Davis – so that even on numbers that might seem staid at the outset, the sax work has an edgey quality that's really wonderful. The session features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Frank Anderson on organ, Wally Richardson on guitar, and either Oliver Jackson and Walter Perkins on drums – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Star Eyes", "Poor Butterfly", "Kinfolks Corner", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Caressable". CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson & His Orchestra (aka Accent On Tenor) ... LP
Jazz Kings, 1954. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Nearly lost work by Lucky Thompson – recorded in New York shortly before he departed for a very productive stay in Europe! Thompson plays with Oscar Pettiford on bass, Billy Taylor on piano, and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. Thompson's tone is nice and sweet, and the tracks include "Tune For Tex", "Kamman's A Comin", "Ever So Easy", and "Mr. E-Z". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson With Gerard Pochonet & His Quartet ... CD
Dawn/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure French session cut by the great American tenor player Lucky Thompson, with a group of Parisian players that includes Martial Solal on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, Michel Hausser on vibes, and Gerard Pochonet on drums. Thompson's sweet tenor sound is given nice backing by the vibes/piano lineup, and the session includes a lot of nice tracks like "Indian Summer", "You Go To My Head", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "East Of The Sun". CD

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie/Coleman Hawkins/Kenny Clarke/Lucky ThompsonBebop – Album Of Modern Jazz (4 x 78 rpm set) ... 78 RPM
RCA, 1948. Very Good+ 4 x 10" ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonBeginning Years ... CD
IAJRC, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Vout Rhythm", "Stormy Mood", "Baggin' The Boogie", "Bee Boogie Boo", "Irresistible You", "Phace", "Don't Drive This Jive Away", "The Hour Of Parting", "Abernathy's Boogie", "Cherokee", "Slowin' Down The Blues", "I'm Gonna See My Baby", "Frantic Blues", "Snowbound", "Flight Of The Vout Bug", "It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream", "For You", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Jeep's Blues", "Day Dream", "Take The "A" Train", "Hickory Dickory Dock", and "Blue Rhythm Be-bop". CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonLucky Strikes ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the gems that Lucky Thompson cut on his return to the US in the mid 60s – and one of the few albums from that time that got wide release! The album's a laidback quartet session that has Lucky blowing both tenor and his new love, soprano sax, with a group that includes Hank Jones on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Thompson's playing is a masterpiece in understatement – with these sly lines, especially on soprano sax, that really set things off beautifully – grabbing you by surprise and holding you rapt, in ways that remind us a bit of Pony Poindexter during the same time. Titles include "Mumba Neua", "Invitation", "Prey Loot", "Fly With The Wind", and "Mid Nite Oil". CD

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✨✧ Lucky ThompsonGoodbye Yesterday ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Goodbye Yesterday, hello 70s – as Lucky Thompson plays wonderfully here in a mode that's quite different than his early years – working in a cool group that includes Cedar Walton on electric piano and celeste, Larry Ridley on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums! While most cuts are relatively straight, they've got an open soulful approach that's quite different from most of Lucky's other work – much more in the vein of recordings by Walton from the time, with an arch soul jazz righteousness to them, and a bit of an electric vibe when Cedar hits the keyboards. Titles include "Fillet Of Soul", "Back To The World", "Home Come'n", "Tea Time", and "Soul Lullaby". CD

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Nat Adderley, Benny Bailey & Ake PerssonMusic Of Quincy Jones – As Played Nat Adderley, Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, Coleman Hawkins & Lucky Thompson ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $8.99
Early Quincy Jones jazz tunes – played by a legendary crew of musicians – led in separate spots by Benny Bailey, Nat Adderly, Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Thompson and Toots Thielemans! The tunes are from the Late 50s/early 60s era when young Quincy was being groomed to be another Duke Ellington (boy, if the world only knew!) The sessions were cut in Sweden with a rotation of Swedish players, plus American Joe Harris on drums on some tracks – and some of the work originally appeared on a Benny Bailey album for Argo, as well as on a Roy Haynes set for Mercury. The material is a batch of mostly clean-toned, bop-learned jazz, with some leisurely paced bluesy arrangements in spots. Tracks include "The Golden Touch", "Jones Beach", "Tiem Midnight Sun Never Sets", "Fallen Feathers", "Sister Sadie", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "That Old Black Magic", "I Remember You" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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FloridiansI Love Marie/Lucky Old Sun ... 7-inch
ABC, 1961. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Reissue pressing.)

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Cash McCallYou Mean Everything To Me/That Lucky Old Sun ... 7-inch
Thomas, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99 4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Zoot SimsIf I'm Lucky – Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... $5.99
An overlooked gem from Zoot Sims – a session that has him working in very laidback company with Jimmy Rowles on piano, who tipples the keys of the piano with a really timeless late nite kind of sound! The style here is a bit like that of the Rowles/Getz album The Peacocks – although a bit more straightforward overall, with a main focus on the talents of both soloists, coming together beautifully in a relatively spare setting. Bass is by George Mraz and drums are by Mousie Alexander – and the real surprise here is almost Sims, who blows with this open-ended, laidback tone that's really great – a bit languid, but never weary – and somehow with a lot more warmth than on many of his other too-tight records from the 70s. Titles include "Legs", "Shadow Waltz", "I Hear A Rhapsody", "Gypsy Sweetheart", and "Where Our Love Has Gone". CD
(1999 OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsIf I'm Lucky – Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An overlooked gem from Zoot Sims – a session that has him working in very laidback company with Jimmy Rowles on piano, who tipples the keys of the piano with a really timeless late nite kind of sound! The style here is a bit like that of the Rowles/Getz album The Peacocks – although a bit more straightforward overall, with a main focus on the talents of both soloists, coming together beautifully in a relatively spare setting. Bass is by George Mraz and drums are by Mousie Alexander – and the real surprise here is almost Sims, who blows with this open-ended, laidback tone that's really great – a bit languid, but never weary – and somehow with a lot more warmth than on many of his other too-tight records from the 70s. Titles include "Legs", "Shadow Waltz", "I Hear A Rhapsody", "Gypsy Sweetheart", and "Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great, with minimal wear.)

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Brian WilsonThat Lucky Old Sun (limited edition CD & DVD) ... CD
Capitol, 2008. Used CD & DVD ... $8.99
A bright, upbeat and sunny orch pop effort from the man who invented sunny orch pop – free of the dour, troubled undertow of his tortured masterpieces of the late 60s – and lets face it, we want the man healthy so that's a good thing! Brian Wilson composed and arranged with many of the collaborators from his latter day Smile triumph – with sweet odes to the love, southern Cali, and sunshine. The arrangements are sweeping and lovely, with rich but unfussy string arrangements, vibes, horns and keys – with poetic spoken narratives written by the one-and-only Van Dyke Parks. Titles include "That Lucky Old Sun", "Morning Beat", "Room With A View", "Good Kind Of Love", "Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl", "Venice Beach", "Mexican Girl", "Cinco De May" and more. Includes a bonus DVD – with a "making of" feature, plus interviews and studio performance clips too! CD

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✨✧ Basement JaxxLucky Star (album version, house remix, dub) ... 12-inch
Astralwerks, 2003. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Dizzee Rascal. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Bob JamesLucky Seven ... CD
Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bob James is picking up some extra keyboards here – mixing his usual Fender Rhodes with a bit of Oberheim Polyphonic – but the overall sound of the record is still pretty great, and filled with those warm, spacious tones that make Bob's albums so great! Things are slightly smooth, but never cloying – and there's a number of tracks here that show a strong "Taxi" influence in the way Bob puts together the rhythms and brings the keyboards up in the mix – a style that's slightly gentler than the CTI years, but which also shows a deepening spirit in his work. Titles include "Look Alike", "Rush Hour", "Blue Lick", "Big Stone City", "Friends", and "Fly Away". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marty BalinLucky ... LP
EMI, 1983. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Paul EvansHappy Go Lucky Me – The Paul Evans Songbook ... CD
Castle (UK), Late 1950s/Early 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David MurrayMing/Sacred Ground/Lucky Four (3CD set) ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980/1988/2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from the great David Murray! Ming is beautifully arranged work from David Murray – an important early large group recording, one that really helped point the way to some of his later genius! The session features Murray leading an all-star octet that includes Henry Threadgill on alto, Olu Dara on trumpet, Butch Morris on cornet, George Lewis on trombone, Anthony Davis on piano, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion. Tracks are a very hip set of original compositions that display an incredible range of soulful feeling and expression – and which open a door to a whole new chapter of Murray's career. Titles include "Ming", "Dewey's Circle", "Jasvan", "The Fast Life", and "The Hill". Sacred Ground is a beautifully spiritual set that really reminds us of the promise we first heard in his music decades ago! Murray's working here with a lean, soulful ensemble that includes Lafayette Gilchrist on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums – all in a groove that has plenty of sharp edges, but which is also nicely inside – very focused, and with a sense of depth that's really wonderful! All tracks are originals by Murray – penned with the sensitivity of an older soul jazz recording – and two numbers feature lyrics by Ishmael Reed, sung by Cassandra Wilson on guest vocals. Titles include "Sacred Ground", "Transitions", "Family Reunion", "The Prophet Of Doom", "Believe In Love", and "Banished". Lucky Four is a gentler set than some of David Murray's other US dates from the time – but in a really great way that nicely gets at the more sensitive side of his work on tenor and bass clarinet! There's a bit of a hardbop groove to the album, but also a bit more freedom too – a style that never goes that far out, but which reminds us through subtle cues that most of these players have a longer legacy in more avant-oriented work. The group features Dave Burrell on piano, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – and Burrell especially echoes a range of influences here – almost pulling from older eras of jazz in the way that Jaki Byard used to – an approach that's often echoed by Murray in his horn. Titles include "Valley Talk", "Chazz", "As I Woke", "Abel's Blissed Out Blues", "Sharing", and "As I Woke". CD

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✨✧ Leo ReismanLucky Me Lovable You/Happy Days Are Here Again ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1930. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ RevelersLucky Day/Birth Of The Blues ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1926. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Neil YoungLucky Thirteen ... CD
Geffen, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Clarence Gatemouth BrownJust Got Lucky ... CD
Evidence, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellLucky So & So ... CD
Concord, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Onaje Allan Gumbs on keys, Rufus Reid on bass, and Akira Tana on drums. CD

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✨✧ Climax Blues BandLucky For Some ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ High FashionFeelin Lucky ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An 80s groove classic – and a killer bit of Captiol Records soul from High fashion! Of all US major labels, Capitol was probably putting out the best soul in the early 80s – and this is a tight modern batch of up-tempo tracks, right up there with other contemporary classics on the label, like work by BB&Q Band, Taste Of Honey, and TS Monk! The tunes all manage to have a great groove without sounding cheesy – thanks to some nice jazzy touches in the arrangements, good hooks in the songs, and some great soulful vocals. Very, very nice – and nearly every cut's a winner! Tracks include "Feelin Lucky Lately", "Next To You", "Hold On", "When The Lover Strikes", "I Want To Be Your Everything", and "You're the Winner". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pamela Hines Trio with April HallLucky's Boy ... CD
Spice Rack, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pamela Hines on piano, John Lockwood on bass, Les Harris Jr on drums, and April Hall on vocals. CD

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✨✧ John Lee HookerMr Lucky ... CD
Pointblank/Charisma, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ MadonnaBorderline (new mix)/Lucky Star (new mix) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
An early Madonna single, with production from Reggie Lucas and Jellybean Benitez. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mark MurphyLucky To Be Me ... CD
High Note, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great new work from Mark Murphy – a real no-nonsense, back-to-basics session that really recalls the greatness of some of his 70s classics. The set's got small combo backing, and Mark's doing a fair bit of traditional jazz standards – but the feel of the album is wonderful, gently grooving with a straight jazz feel – and Murphy's vocals are as wonderful as they ever were. Titles include "Photograph", "Serenade In Blue", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "Lucky To Be Me", and "Dearly Beloved". CD

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✨✧ Alan PriceO Lucky Man! ... LP
Warner, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A real standout effort from ex-Animal Alan Price – not just because it was the soundtrack for a film in which he starred, but also because it features some of his hippest tracks to date! Price has a great post-60s feel here that's a bit like the territory Georgie Fame was hitting at the time – still with some elements of his rougher, R&B-inspired style of the previous decade – but served up with a newly sophisticated approach to rhythms and vocalizing that really stand out. The whole thing's pretty hard to characterize with a few simple labels, but there's a nice sense of depth and play going on – due partly, no doubt, to the freedom that Price was given with the music by director Lindsay Anderson. Titles include "O Lucky Man", "Pastoral", "Arrival", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Justice", "My Home Town", "Changes", and "Sell Sell". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo SoundRoberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound – Lucky 7 ... LP
International, 1976. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A lucky seventh album from Roberto Roena and his groundbreaking Apollo Sound combo – a set that's filled with spectacular arrangements and a new level of sophistication for the group – yet one that's still firmly pointed towards the dancefloor! There's a richness here that's really great – an array of tones and colors that flows out from some incredibly strong charts for the horn players – who include Miguel Rodriguez on tenor and flute, set in amidst the brassier players to give the record a nice shade of soul. Vocals are by Papo Sanchez and Sammy Gonzalez, and titles include the classic "Mi Desengano", plus "Que Me Castigue Dios", "A Bailar Mi Bomba", "Te Voy A Tratar", "La Mala Mana", "Hoy Mi Dia Triste", and "Estas Equivocada". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie WalkerLucky Loser/Warm To Cool To Cold ... 7-inch
Checker, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Wet Wet WetWishing I Was Lucky (gotta job mix, instrumental dub, live) ... 12-inch
Uni, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Robert CalvertLucky Leif & The Longships ... LP
United Artists (UK), 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mick JaggerLucky In Love/Running Out Of Luck ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ David MurrayLucky Four (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enja/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A gentler set than some of David Murray's other US dates from the time – but in a really great way that nicely gets at the more sensitive side of his work on tenor and bass clarinet! There's a bit of a hardbop groove to the album, but also a bit more freedom too – a style that never goes that far out, but which reminds us through subtle cues that most of these players have a longer legacy in more avant-oriented work. The group features Dave Burrell on piano, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – and Burrell especially echoes a range of influences here – almost pulling from older eras of jazz in the way that Jaki Byard used to – an approach that's often echoed by Murray in his horn. Titles include "Valley Talk", "Chazz", "As I Woke", "Abel's Blissed Out Blues", "Sharing", and "As I Woke". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie ParisLucky To Be Me ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenBrilliant Disguise/Lucky Man ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Stray CatsLook At That Cadillac/Lucky Charm ... 7-inch
EMI, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Third PersonLucky Water ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kazutoki Umezu on reeds, Tom Cora on cello and electronics, and Samm Bennett on drums, percussion, and sampler. CD

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✨✧ WigwamLucky Golden Stripes & Starpose ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A killer set from Wigwam – a later record by the group, and one that didn't get as much global play as their first few albums – but one that really shows the group really honing their sound in a wonderful way! Like some of the best of their Finnish scene, Wigwam really draw a lot from the world of fusion in putting together their sound – focused a bit more on tuneful English language lyrics than at their start, but still filled with all these great keyboard lines and guitar over often-funky bass and drums! Production is great – much leaner than an American label would have handled the record – and titles include "In A Nutshell", "Never Turn You In", "Sane Again", "International Disaster", "Timedance", "Eddie & The Boys", and "June May Be Too Late". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Terry Knight & The PackTerry Knight & The Pack ... LP
Lucky Eleven/Cameo, 1966. Very Good ... $18.99
A record that freaks out with some great fuzz right from the start – burning beautifully on the classic "Numbers", a tune that's every bit as much a pop-psych classic as work by Question Mark & The Mysterians! Other tracks are equally great and groovy, and do a wonderful job of mixing echoey production and freaked-out fuzz – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Lady Jane", "Sleep Talkin", "Got Love", "The Shut-In", "Where Do You Go", and "You're A Better Man Than I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has edge wear with some splits, ring wear, some pen, aging.)

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Carl LeedsCatharsis ... LP
Lucky Pauper, 1980s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mono MenLost In Europe – One Shot/Over The Edge/Boss Hoss/Testify ... 7-inch
Lucky, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve is bent at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ VariousBump Jump Jive Vol 1 – Original R 'n' B Jive Tracks ... CD
Lucky, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Big Joe Turner, Billy Love, Chuck Willis, Roy Milton, Wynonie Harris, Jimmy Wilson, Louis Jordan, Roy Brown, Laurie Tate, The Lollypoppers, Amos Milburn, and more - thirty tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stephan MathieuDie Entdeckung Des Wetters ... CD
Lucky Kitchen, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Terry Knight & The PackReflections ... LP
Lucky Eleven/Cameo, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A killer from Terry Knight & The Pack – with Don Brewer and Mark Farner who would later form Grand Funk Railroad – a set that has them coming together more tightly than before, at least from a musical perspective – but losing none of the rough edge that first made them great! Titles include "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "Love Love Love Love Love", "Come With Me", "This Precious Time", "Forever & A Day", and "Dirty Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Joe AlbanyAlbany Touch ... LP
Sea Breeze, 1977. Sealed ... $11.99 14.99
The Albany touch is a great one here – at once angular and modern, yet also somewhat fragile and certainly human – that great blend of modes that Joe always brought to his rare dates in the studio! Even at the start, Albany had sort of an earthy undercurrent – one that was quite different than the way that might be used in a soulful setting, more kind of a backroom sort of view of the world – slightly detached, but often all-knowing – wrapped up in experience, but tentatively stepping forth to share its own ideas. And while that may sound like a lot to tie up in just one record, it's honestly a quality we feel from a set like this – an amazing Albany approach to the piano, and a good reminder of why we're so lucky that labels like this sought him out for recording sessions like this. Titles include "AB Blues II", "Joe's Blues", "Autumn Leaves", "Time On My Hands", and "Born To Be Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with light wear. Cover is bumped at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova!/Ole! Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol/American Jazz Classics (Spain), 1962/1963. Used ... $11.99
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". Classic pop bossa material from the Capitol scene, featuring a host of groovy jazz players backing up the breezy guitar of Laurindo Almeida. Although the album's not totally authentic bossa material, it does have a nice swing to it, and is easily as pleasant as some of the Verve sides from the same time. Titles include "O Barquinho", "Recado Bossa Nova", "Acapulco 1922", "Alley Cat Song", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". CD
(Out of print.)

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ApiferaKeep The Outside Open ... LP
Stones Throw, 2024. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Apifera are maybe a bit less in jazz territory than their previous release – still using work from a keyboard-based combo background, but with elements that often really lean into the tune, and sometimes use vocals in a mighty nice way! There's still plenty of instrumental cuts, and lots of great jazz numbers that have a very forward-thinking vibe – definitely Stones Throw in aesthetic, with a genre-shaking quality that's every bit as fresh as the group's debut – and maybe even more able to win new ears to their very unique musical quest! Titles include "I Love ECM", "Sandbox Galore", "Orange Encounters", Evergreen Meadows", "Lucky Zoe", "Theodore Marmalade", "Iris Is Neil", "Mr Pullman", and "Sera Sam" – which features guest work from Avishai Cohen. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruby BraffHoliday In Braff (10 inch record) ... LP
London (UK), 1955. Very Good ... $24.99
No holiday for Ruby Braff – not when he's working so hard to make a record like this sound so great! The session's an overlooked gem recorded for Bethlehem in the 50s – and it's got Ruby's trumpet stepping out strongly with a larger group arranged by Bob Wilber – in a great mix of 50s styles and older modes that really help Braff show off his wide range of phrasing! There's none of the hoke here that you might hear on other Ruby albums of this vintage – and the trumpet solos have this surprisingly hard edge at times, even when trying to sound sweet. Titles include "When You're Smiling", "Easy Living", "I'll Be Around", "Pullin Through", and "You're A Lucky Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Bethlehem pressing. Includles Bethlehem insert. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Clarence Gatemouth BrownSan Antonio Ballbuster (Charly) ... LP
Charly (UK), Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Classic Texas blues from Clarence Gatemouth Brown – with titles that include "Gate's Salty Blues", "She Winked Her Eye", "Just Got Lucky", "You Got Money", "Okie Dokie Stomp", "Just Before Dawn", and "Sad Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear and a trace of a sticker.)

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown In Paris ... LP
Prestige, 1953. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Hard to get work by Clifford Brown – 1953 recordings originally done in Europe for the Vogue label! On the first record, Brown's working in front of a Parisian trio that features Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, and Benny Bennett. There's 11 tracks in all, including "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "The Song Is You", "You're A Lucky Guy" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine" plus "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Blue & Brown". On record 2, Brown's working here with Gigi Gryce in a sextet that features Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, and Benny Bennett – plus some big band material too. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label pressing. Cover has light ringwear.)

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✨✧ Bullwackie's All StarsFree For All ... CD
Wackie's (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Wicked dub work from Bullwackies – a set of tracks that originally appeared as b-sides on 7" singles issued by the Tafari label, but which really sound fantastic here as an album on their own! The whole thing's got the rough and ready dub vibe you'd expect from the stripped-down packaging – one of the headier records you might get from a dub shop, if you were lucky enough to tell your mate behind the counter to save you a copy when the limited stock came in! There's a few vocals at points, but most cuts are instrumental, with a darkly brooding vibe – titles that include "Boma Ye Dub", "Blackbyrd", "Tribal Dub", "Drum Call", "Free For All", "Dis Ya A Dub", and "Space Age". CD

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Vince CardellLiberace Presents Vince Cardell ... LP
AVI, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Vince is a lucky man – he's got Liberace to guide him on the piano – as he serves up a mix of jazz and classical-themed numbers here, all set to arrangements by Art Freeman! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarence CarterThis Is Clarence Carter/The Dynamic Clarence Carter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A pair of classic albums from Clarence Carter – back to back on a single CD, with bonus tracks too! First up is the album This Is Clarence Carter – a seminal debut from the great Clarence Carter – proof that there was still a lot of genius to be heard in southern soul at the time! The 60s were just about over when Clarence appeared on the recording scene – and it seemed that most of the big names in soul had already grabbed most of the thrones in the kingdom. Clarence was a real comer, though – and his sweet style of southern soul was immediately popular, filling a void promptly after the death of Otis Redding, and setting a bit more fire than some of the other Atlantic male singers, who were waning a bit at the time. Of course, it certainly helps that that lil' ol' genius Rick Hall was behind Clarence's move – arranging and producing this album with some of the strongest, least cliched Muscle Shoals backings of the time. Titles include "Slip Away", "Funky Fever", "Thread The Needle", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Looking For A Fox", and "Slippin' Around". Next is Dynamic Clarence Carter – seminal southern soul from the legendary Clarence Carter – one of his early killers for Atlantic Records, all of which really stand out from most of his work to come in later years! There's a raw, raspy brilliance here that's undeniable – the blind singer stepping out with incredible confidence on a host of tunes that really run the gamut – numbers of love and loss, mixed with a few more contemporary pop tracks – but all given a unique Muscle Shoals twist that really transforms them. Carter wins our heart from the start with his version of "I'd Rather Go Blind" – then keeps on soaring through cuts that include "Think About It", "Steal Away", "Look What I Got", "That Old Time Feeling", "Let Me Comfort You", "Weekend Love", "Light My Fire", and "Too Weak To Fight". Includes 5 bonus tracks – "Take Me Use Me", "I'll Be Over After A While", "She Ain't Gonna Do Right", "There Won't Be Another Sunset", and "I'm Happy Go Lucky". CD

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CJ & CoAin't It Amazing – The Unreleased Westbound Masters ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The lost third album from CJ & Co – that totally groovy, totally tight group who were one of the best things going on Westbound Records in the late 70s! CJ & Co had a groove that was just right for the new club world of the time – but they also had a sharp instrumental approach that was much more tied to the Detroit funk of early 70s Westbound – and their sound was given a fantastic push and polish by the production team of Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey, who really keep things sounding strong throughout! These aren't leftover cuts, or the kind of material that was rejected at the time – and instead, the whole package has a quality level that really matches the classic Devil's Gun record by the group – a funky disco spectacular all the way through. Titles include "Is Your Love Life Better", "Ain't It Amazing", "Rainbow Music", "Brassband", "Get Lucky", "Rainmaker", "The Golden Touch", "Can't Believe You'd Break Your Promise", "Let Them Talk", "Boogie Love", and a rare "original mix" of "Devil's Gun". All tracks previously unreleased! CD

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Trip. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Danny CobbMy Isabella ... CD
CJRO (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Danny Cobb is one of those singers who never fully got their due – in part because his work was recorded over a number of different labels in the post war year, and also because he usually acted as a vocalist for a bigger name leader – as in most of the tracks on the set, which feature Danny singing with groups led by Lucky Thompson, Paul Williams, and Arnett Cobb! Yet Cobb's got a fantastic presence of his own – one that really unifies the work here, which is culled from sessions done for labels that include Savoy, Acorn, Deluxe, Jubilee, and Vee Jay – great material with Danny's blues-tinged vocals in a mix of jazzy and R&B-styled settings – on titles that include "A Brand New Deal", "Ay Lah Bay", "Someday Baby", "I Need Your Love", "I'm So Happy", "I'll Never Take My Love From You", "Rockaway Blues", and "Don't Mess With My Woman". CD

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✨✧ Al Cohn & Zoot SimsAl & Zoot ... CD
Coral/GRP, 1957. Used ... $7.99
Tremendous horn interplay from the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – and a record that may well be one of the best illustrations of their famous magic together in the 50s! The record's got a way of focusing energy, yet letting each player state themselves clearly and cleanly – almost a perfect small group variation of the larger jazz modes of a generation before – carried out here by Cohn and Sims with a great balance of tone and timing, modernism and swing! There's an excellent rhythm group on the date – Mose Allison on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Nick Stabulus on drums – who almost bring in a slightly soulful undercurrent, which works especially well on Sims' solo moments. Tracks include "Two Funky People", "Just You Just Me", "The Wailing Boat", "You're A Lucky Guy", "Brandy & Beer", and "Chasing The Blues". CD

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Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor/Chris Craft ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1958. Used ... $1.99 2.99
Beautiful stuff – and a great CD that brings together 2 of Chris Connor's best jazz albums for Atlantic! Just about all of Chris' records are great, but on both of these she really hits her stride – working in the small combo setting that she first recorded with, singing to sensitive backing by players like Lucky Thompson, Mundell Lowe, Oscar Pettiford, Joe Puma, and Al Cohn. Arrangements on A Jazz Date are by Ralph Sharon, and those on Chris Craft are by Stan Free – and they both work perfectly to bring out the best of Chris' icy cool vocals! 24 cuts in all, including "The Night We Called It A Day", "Lover Man", "Be My All", "Here Lies Love", "Moon Ray", "All I Need Is You", "Driftwood", and "Lonely Town". CD

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Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' (2nd cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Near Mint- ... $29.99
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s green label pressing. Cover is bumped at the top left corner.)

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Frank D'RoneAfter The Ball ... CD
Verve, 1960. Used ... $1.99
One of the few albums ever cut by singer Frank D'Rone – an excellent vocalist in the Pal Joey mode! Frank hailed from Chicago, and was a second (or third) tier singer – a bargain basement Sinatra, with a rougher style that actually has a great edge, and which recalls the tougher days of barroom gigs for singers who weren't so lucky as those with their name in lights. Billy May handled the arrangements on the set, giving D'Rone a swinging, jazzy kind of feel that pushes the record a bit farther than his other Mercury album from the 50s – and the whole thing's brings a nice punchy kind of feel to tracks that include "It's You Or No One", "Warm All Over", "After The Ball", "Oh Look At Me Now", and "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige – The 1944 to 1946 Band Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Mid 40s. Used 3 CDs ... $11.99
A massive selection of songs from the same period as Ellington's album of the same name. With a whole bunch of his classic players, including Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Al Hibbler, Oscar Pettiford, and many more. Tracks include "Work Song", "Come Sundday", "The Blues", "Three Dancers", "I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Didn't Know About You", "Mood To Be Woo'd", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Caravan", "Everything But You", "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "Solitude", "Black Beauty", "Balcony Serenade", "Tell Ya What I'm Gonna Do", "Come To Baby, Do!", "I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So", "Suddenly It Jumped", "A Gathering In A Clearing", "You Don't Love Me No More", "Back Home Again In Indiana", "Just You, Just Me", "Beale Street blues", "Transblucency", "My Honey's Lovin Arms", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", "Midriff", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington 55 ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good ... $2.99 4.99
One of Duke's most popular albums of the 50s – but we won't hold that against him! The session's one of a number of 50s outings that revisit older classics with the new level of quality offered in the studio – and it's got a similar feel to some of Duke's work for Bethlehem around the same time, which was also done by producer Gus Wildi – tight, but never too facile – and a perfect demonstration of the great balance the Ellington orchestra had at the time. The group includes key players Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton – and titles include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Flying Home", "Happy Go Lucky Local", and "In The Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, small seam splits, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Duke EllingtonGreat Paris Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Did Ellington ever record in concert and it not be great? This wonderful double-length set from the 60s is key proof of his genius in an unfettered live setting – recorded in Paris in 1963 with plenty of dark edges! The tracks are short overall, but Duke's really at the head of the group on piano – playing with those angular, modern tones he picked up in the post Money Jungle years – and clearly in charge of the group from the keyboard, not the podium. Horn players include Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, and Paul Gonsalves – all bringing in some special tones and unique performances to an extended set list that includes both Ellington standards and a few lesser-known numbers. Titles include "Rockin In Rhythm", "Concerto For Cootie", "Suite Thursday", "Tone Parallel To Harlem", "Bula", "Cop Out", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "Theme From Asphalt Jungle", and "Star-Crossed Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label stereo pressing with RI suffix, in the textured cover with light wear and aging.)

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Duke EllingtonPiano In The Background ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Don't let the title put you off, because this certainly isn't a session of background music – and the name simply refers to the fact that the arrangements on the set really showcase the strong horn work of the Ellington orchestra! Duke's still on piano for the session, but the real strength of the album's carried by classic Ellington players that include Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, and Lawrence Brown. Arrangements are by Bill Mathieu and Gerald Wilson – and although many of the tunes are older Ellington numbers, they've got a tight groove (and excellent recording quality) – which updates the material nicely. Titles include "Midriff", "Main Stem", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "What Am I Here For", "Kinda Dukish", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, half split seams with some clear tape at the top, and a yellowed sticker spot in back at the opening.)

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Duke EllingtonPiano In The Background (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1961. Used ... $0.99
Don't let the title put you off, because this certainly isn't a session of background music – and the name simply refers to the fact that the arrangements on the set really showcase the strong horn work of the Ellington orchestra! Duke's still on piano for the session, but the real strength of the album's carried by classic Ellington players that include Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, and Lawrence Brown. Arrangements are by Bill Mathieu and Gerald Wilson – and although many of the tunes are older Ellington numbers, they've got a tight groove (and excellent recording quality) – which updates the material nicely. Titles include "Midriff", "Main Stem", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "What Am I Here For", "Kinda Dukish", and "Perdido". CD features 5 bonus tracks – "Lullaby Of Birdland" (in 2 versions), "The Wailer", "Dreamy Sort Of Thing", and "Harlem Air Shaft". CD
(2004 pressing. Punch through barcode.)

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Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
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