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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday (MGM) (aka Last Recordings) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM (Japan), 1959. Used ... $34.99
Billie Holiday's last recording – and a really beautiful little set that's a perfect cap to her all-too-short career! The album's got a style that's similar to the better-known Lady In Satin album – with backings from Ray Ellis that are a bit more lush than those used during the Verve years, but which also provide some much-needed focus to the music too – a quality that's still strongly jazz-based, but almost seem to refresh Holiday's singing a bit. Make no mistake, Billie's definitely in her later years here – but that also makes for an instantly heartbreaking quality too – a mode that's distinctly Holiday all the way through, with echoes of her hardship throughout most of the tunes. Soloists include Gene Quill on alto, Sweets Edison on trumpet, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombone – and titles include "All The Way", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Deed I Do", and "All Of You". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Conway TwittyRockin' Conway – The MGM Years ... CD
Mercury/MGM, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousGet Shorty – Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $1.99
Tracks by Booker T & The MGs, Us3, Medeski Martin & Wood, Morphine, Greyboy and John Lurie. CD

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✨✧ Billy EckstineEverything I Have Is Yours – The Best Of The MGM Years ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection – 42 tracks in all, with a really great range of material! Includes work with Woody herman, George Shearing, and Sarah Vaughan. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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AB SkhyAB Skhy ... LP
MGM, 1969. Near Mint- ... $19.99
AB Skhy are one of those totally great late 60s groups who never fully got their due – overflowing with instrumental chops and bearing a really sharp sound – but never hitting the mark that they should have with this well-done debut! The group push blues influences into psych, and come up with a heady brew that's really wonderful – filled with the usual guitar, bass, and drums – but also given lots of wicked organ work from Howard Wales – who some folks know for a later recording with Jerry Garcia! Everyone is completely top-shelf here – and the group bring in some horns and guest harmonica from Jim Liban – really pushing their sound on titles that include "Camel Back", "24 Hours", "Upsets Me Baby", "Of All Sad Words", "Understand", and "Love Isn't". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Toshiko AkiyoshiUnited Notions ... LP
MGM/Metro, 1958. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A unique early large group session from pianist Toshiko Akioshi – recorded with a hip group of international players! The record's almost a precursor of some of Akioshi's better-known big band work of later years – but it's got more of a small combo feel overall, thanks to a tight septet lineup that includes Toshiko on piano, Nat Adderley on cornet, Rolf Kuhn on alto and clarinet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Rene Thomas on guitar, John Drew on bass, and Bert Dahlander (aka Bart Dahl) on drums. Doc Severinson stands in on trumpet for Adderley on a few numbers – but the real stars of the show are the reedmen, who get plenty of space to do their thing, and seem to show Toshiko's early preference for sharp-edged solos with a lot of feeling. Titles include "Sukiyaki", "Swinging Till The Girls Come Home", "United Notions", and "Civilized Folk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Harold Arlen/EY HarburgWizard Of Oz – Selections From The Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, 1939. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Beacon Street UnionClown Died In Marvin Gardens ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the groovier examples of late 60s psychedelia on the MGM label – one of a pair from the Boston area's Beacon Street Union! The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens has more orchestrated arrangements than the group's other album from the period, but it's no less adventurous, strange or diversely influenced! Titles include the title track, plus "The Clown's Overture", "Angus Of Aberdeen", "A Not Very August Afternoon", "Now I Taste The Tears" and groovy covers of "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Baby Please Don't Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny BristolHang On In There Baby ... LP
MGM, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The first solo album from Johnny Bristol – a genius soul talent who did a bunch of great work for Motown as a writer and arranger, breaking out here on his own! Like so many other behind-the-scenes talents from the late 60s, Johnny turned out to be an excellent soul artist in his own right – even though he only got to cut a rare few albums during the 70s – and this debut album already has him emerging straight away as a fully-formed talent! The vibe is a great mix of Detroit and California Motown – arranged by HB Barnum, and produced with a style that's tight, but still open and fluid too. Backings mix soulful strings with sweet harmonies – and lots of the tunes have a great 70s mellow soul groove. Titles include "Woman Woman", "I Got Your Number", "You & I", "It Don't Hurt No More", and the anthemic "Hang On In There Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eric Burdon & The AnimalsLove Is ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic double-length set from The Animals – recorded in LA in the late 60s, and with plenty of great Sunset Strip influences in the mix! The band here is different than before – with Zoot Money handling both organ and piano, plus a bit of vocals, and Andy Summers joining in on guitar – and production is by the group itself, who shake off some of the trippier styles of previous records, and almost go for a "live in studio" sort of sound! There's a confluence of styles here that's really great – some of the blues of the group's roots, bits of Eric Burdon's growing love of soul, and some fuzzier touches as well. Some tracks are quite long jams, and titles include "Gemini", "Madman", "As The Years Go Passing By", "To Love Somebody", and "I'm An Animal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have initials in marker. Gatefold is pretty solid – cover has two very tiny numbered stickers.)

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✨✧ Eric Burdon & The AnimalsTwain Shall Meet ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Great later work from The Animals – a set that's not as tripped-out as some of their other late 60s work, and which almost starts to show Eric Burdon's rising love of soul and funk! The sound is still pretty rockish overall – but there's some great use of bass rumbling at the bottom – bringing up a rumbling quality that fits nicely with Burdon's somewhat bleak presentation of the lyrics at various points. Production by Tom Wilson almost has a raspy, lo-fi sort of feel – different than the bluesier roots of the group, and almost a precursor of indie work in decades to come! Titles include the classic "Sky Pilot", plus "Monterey", "Just The Thought", "Closer To The Truth", "No Self Pity", "Orange & Red Beams", and "We Love You Lil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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Buddy DeFranco/Hank D'AmicoModern Clarinets – Buddy DeFranco With Strings/Modern Jazz ... LP
MGM/Verve (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very cool Japanese-only album – one that brings together two rare 10" releases by these modern jazz giants of the clarinet! Side one features Buddy DeFranco with some larger backings, but a core group that also features Kenny Drew on piano, Art Blakey on drums, and Sabu Martinez on congas! Side two features Hank D'Amico with Bobby Hackett on trumpet, Vernon Brown on trombone, and Arthur Rollini on tenor – plus some work by the trio of pianist Buddy Weed! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Georges Delerue25th Hour ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole and some thin burn marks on back.)

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Jerry FieldingChato's Land – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
MGM/Intrada, 1972. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print and limited to 1500 copies.)

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Connie FrancisIn The Summer Of His Years ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Connie FrancisMy Thanks To You ... LP
MGM, 1959. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an ink stamp and light wear.)

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Slim GaillardTip Light/Arabian Boogie ... 78 RPM
MGM, 1947. Very Good ... $0.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye ... LP
MGM, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and is bent a bit at the corners.)
Also available Never Can Say Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/BBR (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". CD features lots of bonus tracks, too – "Honeybee (Columbia single version)", "Honey Bee (MGM single version)", "All It Took Boy Was Losing You", "Come Tonight", "Never Can Say Goodbye (single version)", "Reach Out I'll Be There (single version)", and "We Just Can't Make It". CD

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Tompall Glaser & The Glaser BrothersThrough The Eyes Of Love ... LP
MGM, Early 70s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud Greenspan/David PerryDay FDR Died ... LP
MGM, 1945. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s issue. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Guess WhoGuess Who ... LP
MGM, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has initials in marker. Cover has a small sticker on one corner.)

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Herbie HancockBlow-Up – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $33.99
An amazing little record – not only a fab 60s soundtrack, but a rare non-Blue Note 60s album by Herbie Hancock! The set was recorded for the film Blow Up – an incredibly dark thriller by Michaelangelo Antonioni, set in swinging London of the 60s, which provided a very groovy backdrop for Herbie's score! The tunes get plenty groovy on this set – dancing out with a combination of fast rhythms, nice piano and organ, and some of the jazzy flourishes you'd expect from a Quincy Jones soundtrack of similar vintage. The Yardbirds also make an appearance on the cut "Stroll On" – which features in one of the best scenes in the film – and other Herbie Hancock tracks include "The Thief", "Verushka", "The Naked Camera", "Bring Down The Birds", "The Kiss", and "The Bed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing from the 60s. Cover has some edge wear and a hype sticker.)

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Lee HazlewoodLee Hazlewoodism – Its Cause & Cure (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Light In The Attic, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
We love Lee Hazlewood – and this album is one of his best! The record's a stunning batch of Lee's original compositions – all wonderful examples of the way that Lee could take a postwar fascination with Western themes and images, and turn it on itself to reveal the anxieties and frustrations of the 60s generation – all with a smooth presentation and near-perfect backings from the legendary Billy Strange! If you ever needed proof of why Lee Hazlewood's so great, this album may well be it – a record we'd gladly trade for a dozen by other 60s singer/songwriters. Titles include "The Girls In Paris", "After Six", "In Our Time", "Jose", "The Old Man & His Guitar", "Dark In My Heart", and "The Nights". Fantastic stuff! Great reissue features three bonus tracks from Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks – "Frenesi", "Muchacho", and "Batman". CD

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Lee HazlewoodSomething Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Light In The Attic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Pure genius from Lee Hazlewood – one of his gems cut for MGM in the 60s, and a session that features some great small combo backings! The feel here is almost a jazz-inflected take on the slight country tinge of Lee's other work – a style that's as sophisticated and unique as Hazlewood's well-penned lyrics and amazing vocals. Lee's completely at home here – working with the great engineer Eddie Brackett, who's sound for his vocals is just about as great as could be hoped – the matchless blend of ice and embers that perfectly defines the Hazlewood sound. All tunes are originals by Lee – and tracks include "Shades", "This Town", "Stone Cold Blues", "Child", "Little War", "Hands", "Fort Worth", "Them Girls", and "Mannford Oklahoma". Features two bonus tracks – "Moochie Ladeux" and "The Lone Ranger". CD

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Herman's HermitsBest Of Herman's Hermits Vol 3 ... LP
MGM, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Joni James100 Strings & Joni ... LP
MGM, 1959. Sealed Gatefold ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Maurice JarreDoctor Zhivago ... LP
MGM, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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Lainie KazanLainie Kazan ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Arrangements by Don Costa, Ernie Freeman, and Jay Hill – on cuts that include "Peel Me A Grape", "I'm All Right Now", "Show Me", "Lark Day", "Can I Trust You", "What Now My Love", and "I Will Wait For You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcel Marceao/Michael VinerBest Of Marcel Marceao ... LP
MGM, 1970. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A novelty record featuring a 19-minute mime performance with a minute of applause! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has light heat damage at the edge that plays with some surface noise. Cover has a cutout hole, light surface wear, some wear and a small split in the bottom seam, and is bent a bit at the bottom left corner.)

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MobYou Give Me The Strength (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
MGM, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A rare MGM single from The Mob! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, in an MGM sleeve.)

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Jaye P MorganSlow & Easy ... LP
MGM, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
Nothing too slow and easy about this 50s set from Jaye P Morgan – as the album's got a gentle groove on most of the numbers – just the right amount of jazzy swing to open up Jaye's vocals just right! Ray Ellis handles the backings – and during this best stretch in his career, he's got a really great way of making things sound lean and groovy – which gives the music a nice sort of bounce, and plenty of jazz-based flourishes that really help Morgan step out at her best – with qualities that really make this album stand out from some of her other recordings of the time! Titles include "Should I", "I Never Knew", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Another Martini Another Call", "Did I Remember", and "Just For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Back cover has light stains and some surface wear. Label has light staining.)

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Page MortonMay You Always ... LP
MGM, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Page Morton's floating in a sea of red on the cover of this rare album – and the music has her swimming in a similarly watery style too! Arrangements are handled by Leo Addeo – who you might know from late 50s tropical and exotica sides – and although his approach here is more in keeping with a vocal session, he also still shows his great ear for those languidly seeping tones around the corners of the edges – a feel of flow that draws us in even before Page's vocals pick up the lyrics! There's a bit of organ used at times to emphasize this approach, and some occasional other exotic instrumentation too – on titles that include "Bill", "Don't Blame Me", "That Old Feeling", "May You Always", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Verve pressing, with obi! Back cover has some very light aging, but front looks nice.)

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Music City SoundsMusic City Sounds – Featuring Lloyd Green & Pete Wade ... LP
MGM, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and a cutout hole.)

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Alex NorthAfrica ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A pretty serious orchestral score by Alex North, designed to accompany an ABC documentary about the changes in Africa during the 60s. Given that the documentary takes a look at the emerging politics and cultures in post-colonial Africa, it's amazing how white and western the soundtrack is – a seven part orchestral-suite titled "Africa", all strings and dramatic moods, with no attempt whatsoever to bring in African styles of music or instrumentation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo, includes insert. Cover has light wear and ink stamps.)

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OvationsHooked On A Feeling ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Some of the warmest Memphis soul ever recorded – a really classic set from The Ovations, done in a style that's really unique! The vibe here is different from the sound of Stax, as lead singer Louis Williams has a lot of Sam Cooke in his style – a warmly bubbling quality that's as personal as it is polished, and which is set up here with some buoyant backings that glide along wonderfully – still with enough depth to show the Memphis roots of the group, but in ways that really get past some of the cliches that were starting to hit that scene. Dan Greer handled production, and is no doubt due credit for the album's quality – and titles include a classic version of "Hooked On a Feeling", plus "One In A Million", "Take It From One Who Knows", "Touching Me", "So Nice To Be Loved By You", "You'll Never Know", and "Don't Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and small peel spots on the front and back. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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Dave Tico Robbins OrchestraLatin American Moods ... LP
MGM, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has yellowed tape holding the top seam, some surface wear and aging, and is lightly bent at the top left corner.)

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Meets Tarzan ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Quite possibly our favorite Shorty Rogers album ever – an incredible soundtrack that's unlike most of his other work of the time! The record features Shorty's score for the film Tarzan The Ape Man (and a cover that has Shorty being carried in the arms of same!) – and as you might guess from the setting, there's a heck of a lot of drums on the album – a highly rhythmic, junglistic approach that's carried off by 5 drummers who are clearly using a lot of Latin percussion too. Shorty tops them off with a great horn sextion that includes Don Fagerquist, Buddy Childers, Bud Shank, Frank Rosolino, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, and Bill Holman – and the reed players really make for the best moments on the set – stepping out in snakey lines that complement the driving rhythms nicely, all pushed along their path by the rest of the horns. The record's got a blasting, savage quality that's really great – jungle jazz at its best, and carried off perfectly throughout! Side two features the extended "Tarzanic Suite" – and other tracks include "The Elephants Wail", "Los Barbaros", "Paradise Found", and "Trapped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove in a mono cover. Cover has light wear and some fading on front.)

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Sam The Sham & The PharoahsLil Red Riding Hood ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the liveliest groups of their generation – with a hard rocking party sound that takes them way past the hits! Titles include "Deputy Dog", "Sweet Talk", "El Toro De Goro", "Grasshopper", "Ring Them Bells", and "Pharaoh A Go Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and lightly stained corner.)

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Sam The Sham & The PharaohsHair On My Chinny Chin Chin/(I'm In With) The Out Crowd ... 7-inch
MGM, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have two small stickers and a bit of pen.)

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Joe SouthWalkin Shoes ... LP
Mine/MGM, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Excellent blue eyed soul from the great Joe South! Joe wrote loads of excellent tracks for southern soul artists during the 60s – including The Tams, who were perhaps his most famous interpreters – but this album features Joe's own work from the time, and it's great! The style is kind of rough uptown soul – with a bit of a Drifters/Ben E King sound, plus touches of Fame Studios southern soul. The album's a repackaged version of an earlier release called The Joe South Story – and it's the best (and only) selections of Joe's soul tracks that we've ever seen. Titles include "So Fine", "Silly Little Girl", "Masquerade", "Deep Inside Of Me", "I Gotta Be Somebody", "Let The Party Roll On", and "I'm Sorry For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo promo. Cover has some edge wear and a partially removed DJ sticker on back.)

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Sam TaylorMusic With The Big Beat (2x7") ... 7-inch
MGM, 1955. Very Good+ 2x7" Gatefold (pic cover)... $14.99
Sam "The Man" Taylor at his best – blowing hard-edged tenor on a bunch of hip 50s instrumentals! The tunes are all in an R&B mode, but Sam's solos also have a fair bit of jazz expression too – much more so than you might expect for the session, which was supervised by Alan Freed. Titles include "Look Out", "The Big Beat", "Oo, Wee", "Ride, Sammy, Ride", "Sam's Blues", "Let's Ball", "Fish Roll", and "The Boss Is Home". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some surface wear, aging, gloss peel at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Mikis TheodorakisTheme Used In The Motion Picture Z & Other Music Composed, Conducted & Sung By Mikis Theodorakis ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
Very groovy work from Thedorakis – tracks that take off on his work for the movie Z, with a swinging late 60s European sound! Tracks are short, but have lots of playful elements – and titles include "I Will Give You A Golden Ball", "I Will send To You Dear Mother", "I Love My Redeemer", and "The Bells Of Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole.)

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Tompall & The Glaser BrothersRings & Things ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a DJ sticker, surface wear, splitting on the bottom seam, and black tape on the top seam and spine.)

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Velvet UndergroundWhite Light/White Heat ... CD
MGM, 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute garage/psych jam of "Sister Ray" to the very odd "The Gift" – which is a creepy story about cuckolding, told with voice and instrumentation split over different stereo channels! Other tunes offset the darkness with an eerie touch of sweet – and include "Here She Comes Now", "Lady Godiva's Operation", and "I Heard Her Call My Name". Arguably one of the Velvets' most influential moments – even if it's also one of their least commercially successful! CD

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Hank Williams14 More Of Hank Williams Greatest Hits Vol II ... LP
MGM, 1940s/1950s. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo RCA Record Club pressing.)

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Hank Williams24 Of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits ... LP
MGM, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Hank WilliamsHank Williams Sings – I Saw The Light/Mansion On The Hill/Six More Miles/Wedding Bells ... 7-inch
MGM, 1950s. Very Good (pic cover)... $29.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Hank WilliamsHank Williams' Greatest Hits ... LP
MGM, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Key classics from Hank's too-short life – titles that include "Kwa Liga", "Cold Cold Heart", "Jambalaya", "There'll Be No Tear Drops Tonight", "Hey Good Lookin", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", and "Settin The Woods On Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(RCA Record Club pressing. Cover has some waviness at the front panel.)

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Hank WIlliamsMoanin The Blues (2x7" Gatefold) ... 7-inch
MGM, 1952. Very Good 2x7" Gatefold (pic cover)... $49.99
Features eight songs including "Moanin The Blues", "Lovesick Blues", "Honky Tonk Blues", "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" and more! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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Norris WilsonChantilly Lace/Where The Action Is ... 7-inch
MGM, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an MGM sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ VariousWest Coast vs East Coast - A Battle of Jazz ... LP
MGM, Early 60s. Good ... $7.99
Leonard Feather organized session that pits West and East coast players together in a mock "battle" that takes up a side of the record for each coast. Playing for the East are Frank Wess, Benny Powell, Thad Jones, and Oscar Pettiford. Playing for the West are Don Fagerquist, Bob Enevoldsen, Buddy Collette, and Stan Levey. Guess who wins! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing. Vinyl plays with some surface noise, crackles, and some marks that click. Cover has some wear and aging, aged tape holding the seams, and splittting in the spine.)

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✨✧ Chamaeleon ChurchChamaeleon Church (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really groovy psych album, and one by a short-lived group that has ties to so many other scenes too! The record was one of the wonderfully weird projects that Alan Lorber put together for MGM Records in the late 60s – and the quartet actually features a very young Chevy Chase, in pre-comedy days – working here alongside one future National Lampoon staffer, and members who would also end up in Ultimate Spinach! Yet despite that wider cultural legacy, there's a core sound here that's really unique – maybe touched a bit by Lorber's great ear for putting together a psych album, but handled by the group with this style of harmony vocals and slightly baroque instrumentation that almost feels like this spooky, dark-tinged take on the Sunshine Pop generation. Most tracks are by the group's leader and lead singer Ted Myers – and titles include "Spring This Year", "Remembering's All That I Can Do", "Flowers In The Field", "Tompkins Square Park", "Off With The Old", and "Camilla Is Changing". CD

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✨✧ MobOne Way Ticket To Nowhere/Who's Shaking Your Jelly Roll ... 7-inch
MGM, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an MGM sleeve.)

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✨✧ Alex NorthShoes Of The Fisherman ... LP
MGM, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dramatic score for this all-star, big-budget film about international intrigue – with a setting that runs from Red China to the Vatican, and a set of stars that includes Anthony Quinn, Oskar Werner, David Janssen, and Laurence Olivier. The tracks are all fairly straight orchestral ones, but handled with the usual North complexity and talent. The set's packaged in a very nice gatefold cover with a painted back cover montage – and titles include "Rome", "The Pope Advises Dr Faber", "Coronation", "Kiril's Loneliness", "The Election", and "Arrival Of The Cardinals". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole and light seepage stain.)

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✨✧ David ShireTaking Of Pelham One Two Three – Original Soundtrack ... CD
MGM/Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent 70s funky thriller soundtrack! This one's been a lost gem for sample freaks for years – and no wonder, since it's filled with funky riffing, tight rhythm tracks, and fierce horn blasts. The score was written by David Shire to accompany a thriller about some guys who hijack a subway in New York – and it feels like similar work from the time by Quincy Jones or Roy Budd. The tracks really vary in length – from short moody atmospheric numbers, to longer flat-out jazzy ones – and the soundtrack's just about impossible to find in any other form. Titles include "Goodbye Hippie", "Mini Manhunt", "The Taking", "More Taking", "Money Montage", "I Am Police Officer", and "Blue Green Talk". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ AB SkhyAB Skhy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
AB Skhy are one of those totally great late 60s groups who never fully got their due – overflowing with instrumental chops and bearing a really sharp sound – but never hitting the mark that they should have with this well-done debut! The group push blues influences into psych, and come up with a heady brew that's really wonderful – filled with the usual guitar, bass, and drums – but also given lots of wicked organ work from Howard Wales – who some folks know for a later recording with Jerry Garcia! Everyone is completely top-shelf here – and the group bring in some horns and guest harmonica from Jim Liban – really pushing their sound on titles that include "Camel Back", "24 Hours", "Upsets Me Baby", "Of All Sad Words", "Understand", and "Love Isn't". CD
Also available AB Skhy ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrNow ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Funky Sammy! This is the Sammy D album from the 70's that features his cover of "Shaft" – renamed "John Shaft" – which was actually arranged by Isaac Hayes, and sounds a heck of a lot like the original, with cool vocals by Sammy! Also features his huge hit "The Candy Man", plus "Time to Ride", "Take My Hand", "Willoughby Grove", "I Am Over 25 – But You Can Trust Me", and a 7 minute version of "MacArthur Park". Cover is a cool 4-panel fold-out, with lots of nice images! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the fold-out cover.)

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✨✧ Gloria GaynorExperience Gloria Gaynor ... LP
MGM, 1975. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Warmly gliding soul from Gloria Gaynor – a great little set that has none of the cliches that sometimes mar our memory of Gloria's work, awash in tight arrangements that mix equal part disco and mainstream soul! Much of the record is upbeat, but never over the top – and even the longer tracks have a hook-heavy simplicity that's really great – a bit like the move into club that some of the Motown artists were also making at the time. Meco handled some of the production and arrangements, and titles include Casanova Brown", "(If You Want It) Do It Yourself", "How High The Moon", "The Prettiest Face I've Ever Seen", "What'll I Do", "Tell Me How", "I'm Still Yours", and "Walk On By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz/Eddie SauterMickey One – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An excellent one from Getz – recorded here as the lead soloist over backings composed by Eddie Sauter, designed to accompany the film Mickey One, an early directorial effort from Arthur Penn (and starring Warren Beatty as well!) The score has a very edgey quality to it, and Getz's playing is superb – a clear contrast to his breathier bossa work of the same vintage, and proof that he was growing tremendously as a player at the time. Titles include "Where I Live", "The Creature Machine", "Morning Ecstasy", "As Long As I Live", "Mickey's Theme", and "On Stage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the insert. Cover is bent a bit at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Dick Hyman, Leonard Feather, & OthersSeven Ages Of Jazz ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very unusual special on the history of jazz – recorded live, with performances by Billie Holiday, Brownie McGhee, Coleman Hawkins, Buck Clayton, and others! Dick Hyman directs, and Leonard Feather narrates – and obviously, things get very interesting on sides three and four, as things move into more modern jazz territory! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinLiquidator ... LP
MGM, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An obscure 60s spy soundtrack from Lalo Schifrin – done with a style that's a bit different than some of his other work at the time! There's still a fair bit of the trademark Schifrin elements – bits of jazz, bossa, and Latin touches on the tunes – but there's also a style here that's sometimes a bit more direct and dramatic, almost with a dark undercurrent that we're not use to hearing in Lalo's music. The film itself was something of a comedy, but a black one – and the music really fits that unsettling spirit. Shirley Bassey sings the main "Liquidator" theme – and other titles include "Boysies Bossa", "The Bird", "Riviera Chase", "Tilt", and "Bikini Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ David ShireTaking Of Pelham One Two Three – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MGM/Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An excellent 70s funky thriller soundtrack! This one's been a lost gem for sample freaks for years – and no wonder, since it's filled with funky riffing, tight rhythm tracks, and fierce horn blasts. The score was written by David Shire to accompany a thriller about some guys who hijack a subway in New York – and it feels like similar work from the time by Quincy Jones or Roy Budd. The tracks really vary in length – from short moody atmospheric numbers, to longer flat-out jazzy ones – and the soundtrack's just about impossible to find in any other form. Titles include "Goodbye Hippie", "Mini Manhunt", "The Taking", "More Taking", "Money Montage", "I Am Police Officer", and "Blue Green Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus notes!)

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". CD

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✨✧ Billy EckstineFavorites (10-inch) ... LP
MGM, Early 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration from age, looks great otherwise with minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Slim GaillardDown By The Station/Ghost Of A Chance ... 78 RPM
MGM, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
 
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Count BasieBasie's Beat ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a hype sticker on front.)

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Willie BoboJuicy ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Hard soulful Latin from the great Willie Bobo! The record's an extremely tasty blend of cuts that mix hard Latin grooving with a swinging 60s pop feel – all filtered through the crossover genius of late 60s Verve. There's lots of great boogaloo groovers, shing-a-ling rhythms, and a tight no-nonsense approach to percussion – classic all the way! Titles include "Shing-a-Ling Baby", "Felicidad","Mating Call", "Roots", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy","La Descarga Del Bobo", "Juicy", "Roots", and "Music To Watch Girls By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve/MGM pressing, stereo – and a nice copy! Cover has a tiny cutout mark.)

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Barbara BrownGot To Be Somebody – The XL Sessions – 60s Memphis Gold ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A great full length collection of work by Memphis singer Barbara Brown – a vocalist who appeared both as a solo act, and with her sisters – on a variety of singles for labels like Cadet, Atlantic, Tower, and MGM in the late 60s and early 70s! Barbara's got a deep, rich voice that's clearly schooled in gospel, but pointed towards more secular ends – an approach that's very much in keeping with the best late 60s wave of soul from Atlantic Records, and which is carried off here with a sharpness and precision that's simply mindblowing! Why Brown never scored bigger is a real mystery to us, because these tunes come off like the cream of the crop of southern soul at the end of the 60s – not just obscurities for obscurity sake, but some of the highest level of soul a female soul singer could hope for at the time! Titles include "Can't Find No Happiness", "Plenty Of Room", "A Great Big Thing", "Things Have Gone To Pieces", "Man Around The House", "Play Thing", "I'm Gonna Start A War", "I Don't Want To Have To Wait", "It Hurts Me So Much", "Got To Be Somebody", "There's A Look On Your Face", and "If I Can't Run To You I'll Crawl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBlues Summit (Side By Side/Back To Back) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A great little album that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on some of the tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the others), the sessions are still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". Added to the original album is a full bonus album here – done in a similar format, and titled Back To Back – with titles that include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s MGM stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans with Jeremy SteigWhat's New ... LP
Verve, 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of Bill Evans' most beautiful albums from the time – and one that features the fantastic team of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, who were cutting some beautiful records for other labels at the time. Steig's flute later got very silly, but at this point, he's got a raw stripped-down sound that works perfectly with Gomez's warm, slightly funky basslines – making for a slightly soulful approach that really transforms the session. Evans is no slouch either – and the youthful company makes him play some of his best bits in years – on titles that include "Time Out For Chris", "So What", "Spartacus Love Theme", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve/MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and a small cut corner – and label has a bit of pen. Vinyl is nice!)

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Gil EvansIndividualism of Gil Evans ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
Although Gil Evans is probably best remembered for his work behind Miles Davis, the albums he cut on his own are actually even more interesting, and feature a far-reaching conception of modern jazz, executed by Evans, and some of the top players of his day. This great album from 1964 features a host of wonderful musicians – including Steve Lacy, Eric Dolphy, Johnny Coles, and Wayne Shorter. The set includes mostly original compositions by Evans, like "Las Vegas Tango", "El Toreador", "Flute Song", and "Hotel Me" – all of them a shimmering blend of free solos and tightly composed orchestral passages, filled with rich colors and shades of warm imagination! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light surface wear, fading on the spine and a small sticker.)

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Ella FitzgeraldRhythm Is My Business ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
They're not lying with the title on this one, as Ella's singing to backings from the great Bill Doggett – who cooks up some of the liveliest rhythms Ella ever received from Verve! The style is still similar to other Verve records of the time – with that magnificent Fitzgerald vocal style transforming familiar tunes and standards – but the groove is much more upbeat, and Ella swings it hard in a style that really takes us back to her earlier years. Titles include "Runnin Wild", "No Moon At All", "Laughin On The Outside", "I Can't Face The Music", and "Rough Ridin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light aging on the back.)

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Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto #2 ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
A very different record than the first collaboration between Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – but that's also one of the things that makes it great! The album's more of a split LP than a shared one – as side one features a live performance from the great mid 60s Stan Getz quartet that featured Gary Burton on vibes – a wonderfully cool combo that was very under-documented on record, and which makes a key appearance here. The combination of Burton's vibes and Stan's tenor is pure genius – a sound that's got all the subtle hues and cool colors of the Getz bossa recordings, but which is quite different overall. Stan's tone is amazing on these tunes – and titles include "Here's That Rainy Day", "Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Stan's Blues". Side two features Joao Gilberto without Stan – playing in a very groovy trio that's more straight bossa than most of his other US recordings – cool small combo grooving that's totally great! The lineup features Gilberto on guitar and vocals, Keeter Betts on bass, and Helcio Milito on drums – all working in a sweetly grooving mode on titles that include "Samba De Minha Terra", "Meditation", "Bim Bom", "Rosa Moreno", and "O Pato". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing.)

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Johnny HodgesCastle Rock ... LP
Verve/Norgran, 1952. Very Good- ... $14.99
An undisputed Verve classic, and proof that Johnny Hodges could make damn good records away from Duke Ellington! The set features a number of small groupings of Ellington players – like Al Sears, Billy Strayhorn, Lawrence Brown, and others – but the sound is quite different than with the Duke – really jamming hard, with almost an R&B overtone at times – and a strong focus on the hard-edged Hodges alto sax! The classic "Castle Rock" is a wailer composed by Sears – and other tracks are all great too – including "Jeep Is Jumping", "Wham", "Sideways", "You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart", and "My Reward". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear, bent corner at the bottom right, and a wide center split in the bottom seam.)

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisBlue Rabbit ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $7.99
Johnny Hodges works with some nice small group backing here – only just a bit of organ from Wild Bill Davis, plus more from Ray Jackson, a Hammond player we don't know at all – and other work by Kenny Burrell and Mundell Lowe on guitar, Wendell Marshall and Richard Davis on bass, and Osie Johnson and Bobby Donaldson on drums. Titles include "Mud Pie", "Blues O Mighty", "Tangerine", "Fiddler's Fancy", and "Wisteria". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has moderate aging on the back and along the front seams.)

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ImpalasSorry I Ran All The Way Home ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1959. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The Impalas had a short history, but cut some great work at the end of the 50s – as you'll hear in this mighty nice set! The core of the CD features the group's record Sorry – the only full album ever cut by The Impalas – a group who scored strong with the big title hit, but are pretty darn wonderful all the way through! The Impalas are one of those lost acts from the glory days of harmony group work – impeccable here, with a vocal quality that's already pretty darn wonderful – made even better by really top-shelf production from the Cub Records branch of MGM – who add all the right larger touches, but never water down the vocals at all! Most tunes are originals, too – which makes the record way more than just a hit single with filler material – and the group shine nicely on "Sorry", "Too Much Too Soon", "Mommy O", "Cupid", "She Belongs To Me", "Fool Fool Fool", "Sandy Went Away", "Chum", and "All But The Memory Of You". CD then also includes seven more tracks issued as singles by Cub and Hamilton – titles that include "First Date", "I Was A Fool", "All Alone", "Peggy Darling", "When My Heart Does The Talking", and "Bye Everybody". CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimComposer Of Desafinado Plays ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Antonio Carlos Jobim's classic Verve session from 1963 – a tremendous record, done with a wonderful airy sound that became the trademark for bossa production in America – and which also had a great inspiration on the sound of mid 60s bossa in Brazil! Claus Ogerman arranged and conducts the orchestra, and Jobim plays guitar and piano – with a core group that also features Jimmy Cleveland on trombone and Leo Wright on flute, both American jazz players who help add some further complexities to the sound. Tracks include "Jazz Samba", "Favela", "O Morro", "Aqua De Beber", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Chega De Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a trace of a price sticker, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryEulogy ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great Verve sides by the legendary guitarist – collected by Verve after his death! Features arrangements by Johnny Pate, Claus Ogerman, Oliver Nelson, and Don Sebesky – and titles include "Little Child", "Mi Cosa", "Sun Down", "Matchmaker", "Moca Flor", and "Boss City". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some yellowing from age.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest albums on Verve – a set that features his smooth chromatic work on guitar set to lively arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson gives the set more of a "punch" than some of Montgomery's other Verve records – and the style uses a tight brace of brass and woodwinds as the backdrop for Montgomery's moody solo work. The tracks have a nice edgey quality, but also maintain a smooth stepping quality as well – and Wes' tone, as always, is sublime! Titles include "Golden Earrings", "Twisted Blues", "O Morro", "Boss City", and "Naptown Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with dee pgoove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Freda PayneBand Of Gold ... LP
Invictus, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A landmark album from Freda Payne! Freda had been knocking around a bit as a more jazz-oriented singer, and had cut one album for Impulse and one for MGM before this one – but when she hooked up with the hitmaking Holland-Dozier-Holland team for this record, her career really went over the top! The team take Payne's deep soulful voice away from the sophisticated pop of earlier years, and hook it up with a mix of fuzzy Detroit soul and sweeter southern styles. The album includes loads of great cuts – most notably the sublime crossover hit "Band of Gold", but also plenty of other lesser-known gems, like "The Easiest Way to Fall", "Unhooked Generation", "Deeper and Deeper", and "This Girl Is a Woman Now". Her best by far! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing, in flipback cover – on EMI!)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The recording quality is wonderful – deep, rich, and luminous – at a level that almost makes us say "why didn't they stop here, since Oscar sounds so perfect?" Titles include "Love You Madly", "52nd Street Theme", "Flamingo", "How About You", and "Noreen's Nocturne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Includes the Verve inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Oscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Lou RawlsNaturally ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s/1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Work from Lou's earlier albums on MGM – issued in the mid 70s with a slicker cover than the earlier albums, probably to cash in on his rising star at Philly International. The record features Lou's big hit for the label – "Natural Man" – plus Stevie Wonder & Syreeta's "Evil", a remake of "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", and live versions of "Tobacco Road" and "Dead End Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear and some mild staining along bottom.)

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Jimmy SmithBluesmith ... LP
Verve, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the hippest Jimmy Smith albums of the early 70s – a lean and mean, down and dirty, back to basics session for Verve – one that's got plenty of grit in the grooves! L:ike the Root Down album, this set is recorded live with a very stretched out feel – tracks that take Jimmy Smith back to the more open-ended styles of his roots, and get past some of the slicker notes of later years. There's not as much heavy funk as on Root Down, but the sound is still equally great – with plenty of sharp edges on the instrumentation, which includes Jimmy's Hammond alongside bass from Leroy Vinnegar, tenor from Teddy Edwards, guitar from Ray Crawford, drums from Donald Dean, and congas from Victor Pantoja. One title – "Blues For 3 + 1" – hits a great little groove that's almost bossa-funky – and other tracks include "Absolutely Funky", "Lolita", "Bluesmith", and "Mournin Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has tape on the seams, light surface wear, and a name in marker.)

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Jimmy SmithCat ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A real high point in Jimmy Smith's famous 60s run at Verve Records – a key collaboration with arranger Lalo Schfrin, who brings a great blend of jazz and soundtrack styles to Jimmy's famous groove on the Hammond! Lalo's backings are totally great – with touches of Latin and Brazilian that really open up the sound from some of Smith's other records – but in a way that still keeps the whole thing nicely on point as Jimmy soars away on his solos. The single "The Cat" was kind of a minor hit for Smith – and there's a lot of other nice tunes on the album, including "Theme From Joy House", "Chicago Serenade", "Delon's Blues", and "Main Title From Carpetbaggers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Jimmy SmithGot My Mojo Workin' ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
The title's a bit bluesy, and the record is too – one of the grittier collaborations between Hammond legend Jimmy Smith and ultra-hip arranger Oliver Nelson – who manages to make the whole thing come across with all the right soul styles in the end! There's definitely a nod to the electric blues of Chess Records and Chicago, but the approach is more sculpted in Nelson's tight, swinging big band modes – which snap along in the background, as Jimmy takes some freewheeling solos on Hammond that are outta sight – and even vocalizes occasionally along with his grooves – in a grunting, bluesy sort of way! Rhythm is augmented strongly by Grady Tate on drums and Kenny Burrell on guitar – and titles include "Mustard Greens", "Hobson's Hop", "Got My Mojo Workin", and "High Heel Sneakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Jimmy SmithMonster ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Totally cool Jimmy Smith album that has him playing a lot of funky groovy versions of TV and Film themes, like "Goldfinger", "Theme From The Munsters", "Theme From Man With the Golden Arm", and "Theme From Bewitched". Oliver Nelson leads a large band and does the arrangements, and Jimmy's in fine fine form, with hard solos that come out wailing over the top of the orchestrations. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with deep groove and Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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Cal TjaderBest Of Cal Tjader ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Cal cut so many great sides for Verve during the 60s, it's hard to imagine how anyone could come up with a "best of" – but this album fits the bill nicely, and includes a number of solid groover and Latin jazz tracks that fit just right! Includes "Sake & Greens", "Cuchy Frito Man", "Soul Sauce", "The Fakir", "Hip Walk", and "Triste". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Mel TormeOle Torme ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
A rare gem from Mel Torme – one of his greatest albums of the 50s! The album's got a very unusual approach – for Mel, that is – in that it sets his vocals up in Latinized arrangements, handled with a brassy finish by the great Billy May. The set's got a heck of a lot more punch than some of Mel's mellower records – and the pairing of his smooth foggy vocals with the jazzy touches of May is a genius pairing. Titles include "Frenesi", "Rosita", "Perfida", "Malaguena", "Rhumba Jumps", "Baia", and "Nina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has surface wear, aging, diagonal scrapes, and a name in marker on back.)

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Spyder TurnerMusic Web ... LP
Whitfield, 1978. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A fantastic revival in sound for Spyder Turner – a Detroit singer who cut some material for MGM earlier in his career, but never at a level that fully took advantage of his range! This time around, he's back in action in the late 70s, and working with producer Norman Whitfield – who creates this rich, soaring sound for some of Turner's tracks – allowing the singer to move his deep soul style into even more sophisticated territory. Other tunes are warm mellow numbers that show a maturing mode, too – and Gene Page handled the arrangements with a nice sort of Cali 70s vibe. Titles include "Stop", "I've Changed", "Get Down", "I've Been Waiting", "Reincarnation", and "Is It Love You're After". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some ring and edge wear, and bent corners.)

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Hank WilliamsPictures From Life's Other Side Vol 1 ... CD
BMG, 1951. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A key slice of work from the too-short career of the legendary Hank Williams – recordings he did for a regular radio show sponsored by Mother's Best Flour in Nashville during the year 1951 – a time when Hank was riding high with his talents, before leaving our planet all too soon! The work here is a nice change from some of Williams' studio records, and his other live performances – as there's a relaxed, easygoing quality that really gets at the kind of charms that set Hank apart from the rest – and which must have been wonderful coming into a home over a broadcast show like this! Because the show was regular, Hank didn't just perform his hits, but also handled a wider range of material – which makes the Mother's Best recordings so important to his catalog – as together, the tracks offer up almost as much as he recorded for MGM on record. This first volume features 49 tracks from the program – with titles that include "Nobody's Lonesome For Me", "Where The Old Red River Flows", "Cool Water", "Lonely Tombs", "I Saw The Light", "Seaman's Blues", "They'll Never Take", "Dear Brother", "Something's Got Hold Of Me", "When God Dips His Love In My Heart", "Calling You", "Move It On Over", "Alabama Waltz", and "Lord Build Me A Cabin". CD

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Hank WilliamsPictures From Life's Other Side Vol 2 ... CD
BMG, 1951. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A key slice of work from the too-short career of the legendary Hank Williams – recordings he did for a regular radio show sponsored by Mother's Best Flour in Nashville during the year 1951 – a time when Hank was riding high with his talents, before leaving our planet all too soon! The work here is a nice change from some of Williams' studio records, and his other live performances – as there's a relaxed, easygoing quality that really gets at the kind of charms that set Hank apart from the rest – and which must have been wonderful coming into a home over a broadcast show like this! Because the show was regular, Hank didn't just perform his hits, but also handled a wider range of material – which makes the Mother's Best recordings so important to his catalog – as together, the tracks offer up almost as much as he recorded for MGM on record. This second volume features 52 tracks from the show – titles that include "Dear Brother", "I'll Have A New Life", "Deck Of Cards", "Tennessee Border", "Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies", "Farther Along", "Just When I Needed You", "Why Should We Try Anymore", "Drifting Too Far From The Shore", "I'll Fly Away", "Cold Cold Heart", "Long Gone Lonesome Blues", "My Sweet Love Ain't Around", "Moanin The Blues", and "Wait For The Light To Shine". CD

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Hank WilliamsPictures From Life's Other Side Vol 3 ... CD
BMG, 1951. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A key slice of work from the too-short career of the legendary Hank Williams – recordings he did for a regular radio show sponsored by Mother's Best Flour in Nashville during the year 1951 – a time when Hank was riding high with his talents, before leaving our planet all too soon! The work here is a nice change from some of Williams' studio records, and his other live performances – as there's a relaxed, easygoing quality that really gets at the kind of charms that set Hank apart from the rest – and which must have been wonderful coming into a home over a broadcast show like this! Because the show was regular, Hank didn't just perform his hits, but also handled a wider range of material – which makes the Mother's Best recordings so important to his catalog – as together, the tracks offer up almost as much as he recorded for MGM on record. This third volume features 43 tracks from the show – including "Dust On The Bible", "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night", "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You", "I'm Gonna Sing", "Hey Good Lookin", "Just Waitin", "Crazy Heart", "Lonesome Whistle", "Cherokee Boogie", "That Beautiful Home", and even Hank doing an advertisement for Mother's Best! CD

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Phil Woods & His European Rhythm MachinePhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine (Pierre Cardin) ... LP
Pierre Cardin (France), 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent album of funky electric jazz – and possibly the best one that Phil Woods cut with his European group! The quartet's a very hip group that's way hipper than its clunky name – with Gordon Beck on electric piano and organ, Daniel Humair on percussion and drums, and Henri Texier on bass, flute, and African percussion – all instrumentalists who dip heavily into the deep bag of their mighty talents for the date, helping to push Phil's music into some very cool new territory! The album cooks a lot harder than Woods' previous MGM date with the Rhythm Machine group in Europe – and has a really freewheeling vibe, and a sound that's almost outside at points. All tracks are long, with a modal electric approach that's very nice – and funky in the best parts – and titles include "Chromatic Banana", "Ultimate Choice", "The Last Page", and "The Day When The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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✨✧ Count BasieMore Hits Of The 50s & 60s ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Basie hits the hits of the 50s and early 60s – working here with some tight Billy Byers arrangements that really help transform the tunes! The groove is upbeat, bright, and brilliantly soulful – that punctuated Basie groove first formed when Neal Hefti was with the group, still carried off here wonderfully by a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on saxes, Snooky Young and Al Aarons on trumpets, Benny Powell and Henry Coker on trombones, and Freddie Green on guitar. Titles include "The Second Time Around", "Hey Jealous Lover", "All Of Me", "This Love Of Mine", "Saturday Night", "Come Fly With Me", and "South Of The Border" – almost a Sinatra album in spirit, given the choice of tunes like these! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Vinyl plays with light crackles on side 1.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio With Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from Bill Evans – one of his rare non-trio sides of the 60s – and a stunning batch of tunes with backings from the mighty Claus Ogerman! Most of the tunes here are of classical origin, but they're recast by Evans and Ogerman with almost a soundtrack sensitivity – Bill's piano up front, moving spaciously at very much its own pace – none of the too-virtuoso styles of other 60s jazz-meets-classical players. And Ogerman's backings are also great too – hardly ever strong, and more just light shading amidst the notes of Bill's piano – beautifully sliding in to bring a nice level of warm to the tunes. Titles include a sublime reading of "Pavane", plus the tracks "Granadas", "Time Remembered", "Blue Interlude", "Elegy", and "My Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzAward Winner ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little follow-up to the classic West Coast Jazz album recorded by Stan Getz – and like that one, a set to feature some great rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Lou Levy on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass! The tracks are nice and open – with plenty of room for Stan to roam around – and although you might expect a tightly-arranged kind of sound from the west coast setting, the album's actually surprisingly more relaxed – a fair bit like some of the more open-ended jazz that Shelly Manne started to record on his own at the start of the 60s. Titles include "Where Or When", "Smiles", "This Can't Be Love", and "Woody 'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing. Includes the Verve inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzVoices ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazingly seductive album from Stan Getz! The record features Getz's tenor blowing breezily away, amidst sophisticated arrangements with touches of dark easy scoring, post-bossa Brazilian writing, and early CTI production. Claus Ogerman arranged the whole set, and the overall feel is very similar to From The Hot Afternoon, which has Paul Desmond blowing in a similar style to arrangements by Don Sebesky. The core group features some hip players – like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, and Ron Carter – and the larger backing has the "voices" you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Once", "Darling Joe", "Midnight Samba", "Little Rio", "Infinidad", and "Where Flamingo's Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has staining and peeling on the opening and some surface wear.)
 
 
 



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