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Nat King ColeFrom The Very Beginning ... LP
MCA, Mid 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Missing booklet. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, tracks 3 & 4.)

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Nat King ColeHittin The Ramp – The Early Years 1936 to 1943 (180 gram pressing – 10LP set) ... LP
Resonance, Late 30s/Early 40s. New Copy 10LP ... $149.99 199.99
A mindblowing look at the early years of Nat King Cole – a set that stretches in a mighty wide space before Nat's big fame at Capitol Records – and which also greatly expands our understanding of the material he recorded during his Decca years too! The music takes Nat back to a time long before most folks know his music – with roots in the bluesier side of the Chicago scene, moving through jazzier modes of the swing generation, to the tight trio work that helped Cole shape the sound of a generation – and all before he even got a chance to record more as a singer, and with bigger backings too! There's definitely some early Decca Records material from the 78rpm years, but there's also lots of alternate takes, small label material for Philo, Excelsior, and other labels – then a stunning amount of transcription recordings that were done for radio and broadcast – plus a few live tracks too. Not all the work here was recorded under Nat's name, either – as there's tracks in which Cole features strongly in other combos – although most tracks are trio numbers, and guitar great Oscar Moore is in the lineup right from the start. The 10LP set features over 180 tracks in all, remastered with really great sound – plus a 16 page booklet that's filled with notes, photos, and lots more musical history! LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeJust One Of Those Things (and more) ... CD
Capitol, 1957. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "When Your Lover Has Gone", "These Foolish Things", "Just For The Fun Of It", "The Party's Over", and "The Song Is Ended" – 15 tracks in all with wonderful Billy May arrangements! CD
(Out of print. Disc has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeLegendary Singers (2 LP Box Set) ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker in the top left corner and a bit of pen.)

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Nat King ColeNat King Cole & The Quincy Jones Big Band – Live In Paris 19 Avril 1960 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1960. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
A dream of a collaboration – the great Nat King Cole in his prime, getting some mighty hip backings from the equally great Quincy Jones – who gives Nat a jazzy push that he wasn't always getting on his Capitol Records sessions of the time! The performance was recorded live in Paris on the same 1960 tour that has given us a few other rare Cole/Jones collaborations – but this one may well be the best of the bunch, as the fidelity is great – with an equal balance on Nat's wonderful vocal phrasing, and all the strongly soulful elements that Quincy brings to the band. Titles include "Tickle Toe", "Lester Leaps In", "Dance Ballerina Dance", "The Continental", "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", "Route 66", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Joe Turner's Blues", "Welcome To The Club", "Blues In The Night", and "Thou Swell". CD

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Nat King ColeNight Of The Quarter Moon/Something Happens To Me/Again/To Whom It May Concern ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nat King Cole/Original Lighthouse All StarsEarly Recordings Of Nat King Cole/Original Light House All Stars ... 7-inch
Jet, 1940s/1950s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Small hole 33 1/3 pressing, including a letter to the program director.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeLooking Back ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeTake Two – Legendary Singers (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Time Life, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeBest Of Nat King Cole ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later red label record club pressing.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeGreatest Of Nat King Cole Vol 1 ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring wear.)

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✨✧ Nat King Cole TrioHit That Jive, Jack – The Earliest Recordings 1940 to 1941 ... CD
Decca, 1940/1941. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of pre-Capitol recordings from the young Nat King Cole – very jazzy, and very groovy! CD
(Out of print.)

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Nicolas BeardeI Remember You – The Music Of Nat King Cole ... CD
Right Groove, 2019. Used ... $6.99
Nicolas Bearde is a singer with equal parts experience in jazz and soul – which makes him a perfect artist to take on the music of Nat King Cole – which he does here in a way that may well be better than any other Cole tribute we've heard, including a recent effort by Gregory Porter! This set's got more of a jazz vibe, and a very open style – classics associated with Nat's years recording for Capitol Records, but swung with a modern small combo style – thanks to arrangements from pianist Josh Nelson, whose talents really shape the set in a great way – as does tenorist Eric Alexander, who appears on a few tracks too – adding a tenor/vocal approach that Nat never used. Titles include "Funny", "That Sunday That Summer", "Sweet Lorraine", "Tenderly", "Rules Of The Road", and "I Wish You Love". CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Nat's Choice – The Nat King Cole Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Muse, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Gary Schunk, Joe Lo Duca, and Bob Magnusson. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Nat's Choice – The Nat King Cole Songbook Vol 2 ... LP
Muse, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A second helping of songs from the Nat King Cole songbook – served up by Mark Murphy as one of his most sensitive albums of the time! Backings here are relatively spare on all tracks – just guitar on some numbers, bass on others, or keyboards on the rest – a very different style than Nat King Cole would have ever used, and a method that really helps Murphy transform these tunes! There's hardly any sort of Cole-like phrasings at all – and the album sparkles beautifully with Mark's well-though inflections on the lyrics. Titles include "Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping", "The End Of A Love Affair", "For All We Know", "Maybe You'll Be There", and "Portrait Of Jennie/Ruby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of marker, and a spot of tape on the spine.)
 
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Freddy ColeCole Nobody Knows ... LP
First Shot/Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... On December 11, 2020
Freddy Cole is Nat King Cole's brother – hence The Cole That Nobody Knows – but although Freddy may not have hit the heights as Nat, he's had a wonderfully rich career that's lasted for decades – and yielded some real gems like this in the process! The album's one of Freddy's greatest – a swinging, soulful, and yet wonderfully understated little session – one that makes some real magic from just a bit of piano, bass, and drums alongside Freddy's vocals – giving some of these tunes a really great groove that's perfect for Cole's easygoing style! The tunes are quite fresh – hardly the sort you'd find on similar, sleepier albums of this type – and Cole's definitely got an ear out to the hipper side of early 70s jazz vocals, especially on some of the tunes that use electric piano instead of acoustic. Titles include "Moving On/A Place In The Sun", "Brother Where Are You", "Correct Me If I'm Wrong", "Miss Otis Regrets", "Wild Is Love", "He'll Have To Go", and "I Keep Going Back To Joe's/Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddi KingAll The King's Songs ... LP
Coral, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
The title tells the story of the album's concept – as Teddi King pays tribute to a dozen male "kings" of music – including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dick Haymes, and Billy Eckstine! The tunes are all signature numbers by each of the male stars – redone by Teddi here with a female twist, and set to backings by Lew Douglas and Johnny Richards – both of whom give Teddi some of the best support of her 50s career. Richards' backings are especially great – nicely dynamic, in a way that breaks past some of Teddi's sleepier qualities – and even on the mellower numbers, the King vocals are in full force, sung with even more promise than on previous albums for RCA. Titles include "Flamingo", "Unforgettable", "April Showers", "A Cottage For Sale", "This Love Of Mine", "Keeping Out Of Mischief Now", and "Temptation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove, in the textured cover, with some splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ King Cole TrioInstrumental Classics ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good ... $6.99
Nice Capitol album from the 50s, one that compiles instrumental sides by Nat King Cole and his tight little LA combo that forever changed the face of jazz and R&B. It's nice to hear Nat only on piano here – and backing by the great Oscar Moore on guitar is really a treat! Titles include "Rhumba Azul", "Prelude In C Sharp Minor", "Laugh! Cool Clown", "This Way Out", "Bop Kick", and "Easy Listenin' Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and some age spots.)

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Oscar MooreWe'll Remember You Nat ... LP
Surrey, 1966. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A trio set that brings back the glory days of the King Cole Trio – with members from the original group! Oscar Moore plays guitar, alongside Joe Comfort on bass and Gerald Wiggins on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, & Herb EllisTriple Treat ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... $9.99
A sweet piano-bass-guitar trio working in the tradition of Nat King Cole. Tracks include "Body & Soul", "(Meet The) Flinstones","Small Fry", "Triple Treat Blues", and "Sweet Lady". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don CunninghamSomething For Everyone (180 gram pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A strange little record – but one with some very groovy moments! The album is a rare relic from the St Louis scene of the early 60s – cut by the combo of Don Cunningham, the house act at that city's Playboy club at the time! Don borrows heavily from the styles of Martin Denny, Bobby Montez, Earl Grant, and Nat King Cole – but he also puts the work together with a jazzier edge than you'd expect, one that makes for more than a few really great moments that have made the album a treasure for groove hounds for years! The album sports a mad reading of "Quiet Village", one that has the band getting really crazy with percussion and birdcalls, hardly "quiet" at all! The real standout, though, is the group's cover of "Tabu" – done with a great percussion break on the intro, and a chugging Latin groove that's sure to burn up any dancefloor! Also great is the album's two Brazilian-tinged numbers – jazzy remakes of "Manha De Carnival" and "Samba De Orpheus" – both of which feature some great percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic – The First Concert ... CD
Verve, 1944. Used ... $4.99
Featuring Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, JJ Johnson, Les Paul & others. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Inner pages of the booklet have some light pencil.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicRosetta (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
Disc, 1944. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A disc from the Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 5 album, we're pretty certain too that the material was recorded at the first JATP concert given by Norman Granz in 1944 – with players that include Illinois Jacquet, Nat King Cole (billed as Shorty Nadine), Shorty Sherock, Lee Young, Jack McVea, and Les Paul. The odd lineup makes for a nice change from the usual heavy saxes in front mode – and it's especially nice to hear Cole and Paul in such a setting. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Both labels have a sticker.)

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Johnny NashVery Best Of Johnny Nash 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A big overview of the early work of Johnny Nash – a singer that most folks know for a huge crossover radio hit in the early 70s, but who got his start much earlier, through years of recording for ABC Records! The label really saw the young Nash as a singer to challenge Nat King Cole or Johnny Mathis – and he definitely does a great job in the territory of both here, but also really finds his own space too – eventually ending up more as a precursor to the sorts of 60s male singers who were adept at more heartbreaking material, ala Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson. Arrangements are large and rich, often with a bit of vocals behind the lead of Nash – on 31 tracks that include "Moment Of Weakness", "Love's Young Dream", "Too Much Love", "World Of Tears", "Kisses", "The End Of The World", "Almost In Your Arms", "Roots Of Heaven", "The Wish", "Too Proud", and "Take A Giant Step" – plus the unusual "Teen Commandments", done with Paul Anka and George Hamilton IV! CD

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✨✧ Caetano VelosoForeign Sound ... CD
Nonesuch, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album for Caetano Veloso – a full set of tracks sung in English, as beautifully done as we ever could have hoped! The arrangements are really fresh – in a style that makes the album far more than just a set of standards – and instead gives it the edgey approach of some of Caetano's best recent work. The set was co-produced by Jacques Morelenbaum, and has a range of instrumental approaches that shifts to fit the mood of each new track – and given that the work on the set runs from tunes by Cole Porter to Nat King Cole, Nirvana, David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Dylan – you can imagine the changing moods at work! Titles include "So In Love", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Diana", "Manhattan", "Nothing But Flowers", "Cry Me A River", "Nature Boy", "Jamaica Farewell", "If It's Magic", "Detached", "Blue Skies", and "Something Good". Loads of tracks, too – 22 in all – and packaged beautifully! CD
(Out of print.)

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Adam WadeCo-Ed Albums – And Then Came Adam/Adam & Evening ... CD
Coed/Omnivore, Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Two rare albums from Adam Wade – both originally issued by the Co-Ed label in the 60s! First up is And Then Came Adam – great work from Adam Wade – a slightly overlooked singer of the 60s, and one who steps out here in a great mix of soul styles and fuller vocal modes! Wade often has the kind of mature sophistication that could rival Johnny Mathis – and a number of cuts here are certainly cut from a similar mode – but as with other work on the Coed Records label, there's a larger ear for the wider range of listeners in the period – which means that Wade also steps out as a smooth swinger, maybe kind of a precursor to the Marvin Gaye generation. Arrangements are handled by Fred Weismantel and Joe Lipman – and titles include "First Love", "Just In Time", "A Moment Of Madness", "Ruby", "Around The World", "I'm Wise", "Fascination", and "So In Love". Adam & Evening is the second great album from Adam Wade – a singer with a sound here that could easily rival Nat King Cole or Johnny Mathis, but who also gets a slightly deeper current of soul! Arrangements are full and rich – often with a bit of vocals behind Wade's lead – but the sophisticated charts never get in the way of the more personal touches, which really help the tunes sparkle with a nice sort of imagination, and occasional touches of jazz. Titles include "Gloria's Theme", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "My Reverie", "I Have Dreamed", "For You", and "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry". CD

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Lester YoungLester Swings ... LP
Verve, 1945/1950/1951. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A collection of material gathered from Verve albums "Pres", "Lester Swings Again", and "Lester Young/Buddy Rich Trio", with pianists Nat King Cole, Hank Jones, and John Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $4.99
Includes 85 tracks and features Lester Young with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, and more! CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the outer box. It includes all 4 CD's and the booklet.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Trio ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1946. Used ... $4.99
An early trio session by Lester Young – recorded with Buddy Rich on drums! The record also features an obscure pianist named "Aye Guy" – Nat King Cole under another name! Guy and Young trade lines in a very nicely relaxed format, and even though the record's mostly all standards, the group works well with the material. The one original track – "Back To The Land" – is a live improvised one, recorded in the studio with no overdubs – and other titles include "I've Found A New Baby", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Somebody Loves Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUltra Lounge Vol 5 – Wild Cool & Swingin ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
A vocal-heavy entry in the Ultra Lounge catalog – and one that follows the spirit of the single-artist titles in the Wild Cool & Swinging series from Capitol! The set's pretty darn upbeat – never too wild, nor too cool, and almost always swinging – and the tracks are mostly great bits from that late 50s/early 60s point when jazz vocals were grooving things up a bit more – shaking off some of the more romantic modes of previous years, and really packing a punch for the growing Vegas generation! Titles include "Fever" by Peggy Lee, "More" by Bobby Darin, "Dig That Crazy Chick" by Sam Butera, "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" by Dean Martin, "Closer To The Bone" by Louis Prima, "Nobody But Me" by Lou Rawls, "Little Girl" by Vic Damone, "LOVE" by Nat King Cole, "Hello Dolly" by Bobby Darin, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" by Julie London, and "Danke Shoen" by Wayne Newton. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVisions of Jazz – A Musical Journey ... CD
Blue Note, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Music from George Lewis, Kay Starr, Art Hodes' Hot Seven, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Modern Jazz Quartet, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington & more. CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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VariousYour Hit Parade – 1951 ... LP
Time Life, 1951. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Includes selections by Les Paul & Mary Ford, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Benett, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Anita O'DayYoung Anita (4 CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Features work with Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, and Nat King Cole – 87 tracks total. CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the slipcover. It includes all 4 CD's plus the accompanying booklet. Priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Eden Ahbez & OthersWild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez ... CD
Ebalunga (Austria), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the untapped musical legacy of Eden Ahbez – the west coast mystic who's best remembered for delivering the song "Nature Boy" to Nat King Cole (legendarily walking in barefooted during a recording session!) – but who also made a range of other great music in the years that followed! Apart from "Nature Boy", and Ahbez's rare Eden's Island album from 1960, most of his other songs have fallen in in the shifting sands of time – but this record does a great job of digging up the best of the bunch, and presents them in a well-documented package that's much better than some of the public domain Eden Ahbez records that have hit the market. Song songs are by Eden, in a range of exotic vocal modes – others are by contemporaries, some in collaboration with Ahbez, some working on their own – and there's a great rante of trcks that icnlude "The Clam Man", "Umgowah", "India", "Child Of Nature", "Anna Was Mine (demo)", "Overcomers Of The World", and "Monterey" by Eden Ahbez – plus "Surfer John" by Nature Boy & Friends, "Wild Boy" by Mort Wise & The Wisemen, "Eden's Island" by Arthur Lyman, "Land Of Love" by Nat King Cole, "Hey Jacque" by Eartha Kitt, and "Palm Springs" by Ray Anthony. (Put together by the same guy who did Exotic World Of Eden Ahbez – but with different tracks, and even better sound!) CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Piano Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Earl Hines, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Art Hodes, Lennie Tristano, Wynton Kelly, and more – 14 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, BMG club pressing. Tray card has a small cutout mark and is missing both spines.)
 
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✨✧ Harold McNairAffectionate Fink ... CD
Island/Monkey Dog (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from reedman Harold McNair – one of the key Jamaican jazz players who hit the London scene in the same post-colonial wave as Joe Harriott and Shake Keane – and maybe our favorite of the bunch! Harold's a hell of a talent on both tenor and flute – and although he might be best known for his background work on late 60s Donovan albums, he really soars here as a soloist – working with Ornette Coleman group members David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both of whom swing wonderfully in McNair's company! The album bills Izenzon and Moffett strongly on the cover – as if they're one of the main attractions – but what's most compelling is the way that McNair and pianist Alan Branscombe bring the American musicians into their own sort of groove – a modal, soulful style that's completely sublime – and which makes the album a killer all the way through. Titles include the original "Affectionate Fink" – plus great takes on "I Love You", "O Barquinho", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", and "Here's That Rainy Day" – all soulful swingers. CD

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Bobby BradfordLove's Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Seminal sounds from cornet player Bobby Bradford – a date recorded in the UK in the early 70s, but with all the free-thinking and imaginative energy as his best sessions in LA! The group pits Bobby's horn against three young modernists – Trevor Watts on alto and soprano sax, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums – all working in these long-flowing, very rhythmic numbers that lie somewhere between Bradford's work with John Carter, and the early 60s sound of Ornette Coleman. The alto/cornet interplay is especially nice – very mesmerizing over the course of the album's very long tracks – and Watts turns out to be a great musical partner for Bobby. Titles include "Love's Dream", "Coming On", and "Roswita's Dance". CD features bonus tracks ""She", "HM Louis 1", and an alternate take of "Coming On". CD

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VariousSka After Ska After Ska ... CD
Treasure Isle/Heartbeat, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
Mad ska from the King of Soul & Blues, proprietor of the heavy, heavy Trojan Sound System – after which the famous UK label would name themselves – Duke Reid! While Coxsone Dodd's Studio One has dominated the reissue scene for decades, back in the day he was the underdog compared to Duke Reid's Treasure Isle, home to some of the biggest ska and rocksteady numbers ever to rock Kingston! Heartbeat collects 21 scorching Treasure Isle ska jams on this outstanding set, for a non stop set of full blast gems, including "Thoroughfare" and "Street Corner" by Don Drummond & The Skatalites, "Magnificent Ska" by Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band, "It's Real" and "True Confession" by the Silvertones, 'When You Are Wrong" by the Techniques, "Rough & Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Only Suffering" by Funny Man & The Boys, "Get Your Feet Moving" by Eric Monty Morris, "Burial" by Duke Reid & His Group, "Storm Warning" by Lynn Taitt & His Comets, "Nuclear Weapon" by the Baba Brooks Band, "Carry go, Bring Home" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes and "Alley Cat Ska" by the Treasure Isle All Stars. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ DJ ShadowOutsider (limited edition) ... CD
Universal, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
A fascinating full length departure from DJ Shadow – an album that's more or less made up of genre suites – rolling from sound library groove, to hood-shaking hyphy hip hop, to topical post-Katrina commentary, to beat-driven live instrument avant funk! The album's flow is more or less held together with the occasional backing of the Heliocentrics – featuring drummer Malcolm Catto – as a tight rhythmic backdrop in a number of spots with heavy drums plus keys, vibes, bass and guitar. But even more tracks are buoyant bombs of deeply pulsing, heavily thumping contemporary hip hop. The album is ultimately kind of a mess, but it's a very ballsy one – featuring some of Shadow's most mainstream hip hop productions ever – which is actually in itself a pretty radical move when you think about it! Titles include "This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)", "3 Freaks" feat Keak Da Sneak & Turf Talk, "Turf Dancing" feat The Federation & Animaniaks, "Keep Em Close" feat Nump, "Seein' Thangs" feat David Banner, "Broken Levee Blues", "Artifact (inst)", "Backstage Girl" feat Phonte Coleman, "Triplicate/Something Happened That Day", "The Tiger" feat Sergio Pizzorno & Christopher Karloff, "Erase You" feat Chris James, "What Have I Done" feat Christina Carter, "Enuff" feat Q-Tip & Lateef The Truth Speaker, "Dats My Part" feat E-40, "3 Freaks (Droop-E rmx)" feat Mistah FAB, Turf Talk & Keak Da Sneak and more. Limited edition includes the DVD Tour Visuals. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousTreasure Isle Ska Rarities (3CD set) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Trojan (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge collection of rare singles from the vaults of the legendary Treasure Isle label – a company who was home to some of the hippest tracks from the early days of ska – and also did a great job of getting the music to the UK scene as well! This package goes past the familiar Treasure Isle hits, as the 7" singles feature previously unreleased tracks and rare alternate versions – all packaged up in a great box set with a mighty sharp look. The whole thing is great – nice and raw, and very different than ska revival material of later years – and this 3CD set features all the material that was on the 7" box set done a few years back, plus 74 more bonus tracks! Core cuts include "You Wish Me Bad (take 6)" by The Spanishtonians, "Love Me Or Leave Me (take 1)" by Owen & Leon Silvera, "I'm All Alone (take 1)" by Frank Cosmo, "Oh Misery (take 2)" by The Duke Reid Group, "Thinking Of The Future" by Stranger Cole, "Fooling Around" by The Rio Grandes, "Renegade (take 1)" by The Zodiacs, "Smokey Ska (take 1)" by The Baba Brooks Band, "Practice What You Preach" by Owen & Leon Silvera, "My True Confession (take 1)" by The Silvertones, "Til My Dying Day" by Winston & Slim, "Road To Nowhere (orig mix)" by Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band, "What A Bailing (take 1)" by Duke Reid Group, The Army Is Searching (take 2)" by Basil Caral & Group, "Storm Warning (take 1)" by Lyn Taitt & the Boys, "Want Me Cock (take 1)" by Owen & Leon Silvera, and "How Know Your Friend (take 1)" by Derrick Morgan – with bonus material by Duke Reid, The Movers, Justin Hinds, Tommy McCook, Froggy, Lynn Tait, Eric Morris, Baba Brooks, Lloyd & Glenn, Derrick & Naomi, The Miracles, The Zodiacs, The Melodies, Sensations, and many many more. CD

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (plus Anita O'Day Swings Rodgers & Hart) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959/1960. Used ... $6.99
A great double-length CD that presents 2 of Anita O'Day's Verve sessions with Billy May! Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter is something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with Sinatra over at Capitol, with lots of twists and turns in the backings that really help transform the tunes! Anita's dynamic vocals really match the spirit of the arrangements – and soar out with a quality that's some of her best and boldest at Verve. Titles include "I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "Just One Of Those Things", "Easy To Love", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". The Rodgers & Hart album is an extremely playful set of tunes from Anita – working here with more lively Billy May arrangements that really show the best side of her sound at Verve! The tracks are all Rogers & Hart numbers – as you'd guess from the title – and Anita swings them with a bright style that also has a nice undercurrent of sadness that perfectly gets at the bittersweet qualities of Lorenzo Hart's lyrics. Titles include "I've Got Five Dollars", "Spring Is Here", "To Keep My Love Alive", "Falling In Love With Love", "I Could Write A Book", "Have You Met Miss Jones", and "Lover". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with Sinatra over at Capitol, with lots of twists and turns in the backings that really help transform the tunes! Anita's dynamic vocals really match the spirit of the arrangements – and soar out with a quality that's some of her best and boldest at Verve. Titles include "I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "Just One Of Those Things", "Easy To Love", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". CD also has 6 bonus tracks including "You're The Top", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Why Shouldn't I", "From This Moment On", "Love For Sale" and "Just One Of Those Things". CD
Also available Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (plus Anita O'Day Swings Rodgers & Hart) (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsSoul ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent session! The record's filled with soul, emotion, and most of all, a hell of a lot of creativity – enough to show that Coleman Hawkins was still a great force to be reckoned with, even when labels were sticking him into loose blowing sessions like this! The group features Kenny Burell on guitar and Ray Bryant on piano – by Hawkins dominates with his solos, dark-edged washes of soul and sound that grab you by the gut and keep you listening throughout. Titles include "Soul Blues", "Groovin", "Sweetnin", and "Sunday Mornin". CD

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Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown ... CD
Ubiquity, 2011. Used ... $9.99
The much anticipated full length debut of Brooklyn Afro Funk and psych soul-influenced combo Ikebe Shakedown – following up their tight, promising EP on the Colemine label with an excellent self-titled set on Ubiquity! One of our favorite things about Ikebe Shakedown's style is the way they blend signature elements of classic Afro Funk and soul with more broadly influenced grooves. Heavy horns and pummeling drums, vamping guitar licks and elastic basslines are prominent and funky – but they work with more measured and spaced out material, too. It's roomy enough to let the individual musicianship shine, and the production is really great. Includes "Tujunga", "Kumasi Walk", "No Name Bar", "Tame The Beats", "Don't Contradict", "Refuge", "In Circles", "Asa-Sa", "The Hold Up", "The Viking", "Five Points", "Pepper", "Green & Black" and more. CD
(Still sealed.)

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely classic, but also a bit contemporary too – maybe swinging in the best sort of space between the Jack McDuff Quartet of the 60s and the Sugarman Three group of Desco Records fame! David McGraw handles the drums with a clear love of funk, and Jimmy James is wonderfully wicked on guitar – never trying to dominate too much, as there's no need – given how much he brings to the overall groove. Delvon's a hell of an organist too – the kind that knows that a little can often go much farther than a lot when handling the electric keys – which he does to set up some sweet solos on cuts that include "Ain't It Funky", "Al Greenery", "Can I Change My Mind", "Walk On By", "Between The Mustard & The Mayo", "Raymond Brings The Greens", and "Little Booker T". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Thelonious Monk & John ColtraneComplete 1957 Riverside Recordings ... CD
Riverside/Concord, 1957. Used 2 CD ... $9.99
A massively expanded package of music – filled with previously unreleased gems! The 2CD set features a landmark collaboration between John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk – two generations of jazz modern, working here to create some really incredible music! The core of this material is from the pair's work issued on the amazing Monk's Music album for Riverside – but the expanded collection also features lots of additional work from the same period too – including some unusual and alternate studio moments too! Other players vary from track to track – and include Gigi Gryce on alto sax, Ray Copeland on trumpet, Coleman Hawkins on additional tenor, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. Titles wonderful versions of "Ruby My Dear", "Trinkle Tinkle", "Nutty", "Well You Needn't", "Crepescule With Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – plus some alternate versions, false starts, and more – all wrapped up with notes and reflections from original producer Orrin Keepnews. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Grover Washington JrAll My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/Breath Of Heaven ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1994/1996/1997. New Copy 3CDs ... $8.99
A trio of 90s albums from Grover Washington! All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! Washington's a great straight player in this setting – filled with soul on tenor and soprano sax – and working with top-shelf small group players like Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Bobby Watson on alto, and Robin Eubanks on trombone. Guitarist Romero Lumbambo arranged one great Brazilian-tinged number – and other arrangements are by Grover, Larry Willis, Slide Hampton, and Freddy Cole – who sings on two tracks too. Titles include "E Preciso Perdoar", "Happenstance", "All My Tomorrows", "Nature Boy", "Flamingo", and "Estate". Soulful Strut is bouncy soul from Grover Washington – a set that returns to his earlier roots in a space between soulful fusion and R&B! The slinky Washington soprano sax gets plenty of space in this set – blown with those seductive notes that always made Grover one of the most distinctive players on the instrument – and the backings often have this gentle R&B groove that's even stronger on the few cuts here with vocals. Titles include "Soulful Strut", "Bordertown", "Village Groove", "I Can Count The Times", "Headman's Hunt", and "Can You Stop The Rain". Breath Of Heaven is a holiday record from Grover Washington – but one that's got a fair bit more to offer than just the usual Christmas tunes! The set mixes older favorites and lesser-known numbers – all done in that soulful fusion style that Washington brought to his records from other seasons of the years – set up here with the leader on alto, tenor, and soprano sax – amidst arrangements from vibist Joe Lock, and keyboardist Donald Robinson, and guitarist Hiram Bullock – all of whom play on the record. Lisa Fischer sings on one number, but most of the record is instrumental – and titles include "Breath Of Heaven", "The Magi's Song/A Child Is Born", "I Wonder As I Wonder", "Christmas Time Is Here", "The Love In His Infant Eyes", and "Christmas Day Chant". CD

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VariousHarry Smith B-Sides – Anthology Of American Folk Music (4CD set & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s. New Copy 4CD ... $73.99
An amazing collection – and one that really lives up to the genius of the original Anthology Of American Folk Music put together by Harry Smith for Folkways Records! That groundbreaking set is the stuff of legend – a package that collected rare blues, folk, string band, hillbilly, and other styles from Smith's own collection of 78rpm singles – then brought together by Folkways with copious notes and a huge amount of detail that opened the door to this lost world of music for listeners over many decades. Here, the collection goes back to further Smith's choices – by offering up the flipside of all the records included in the original set – tracks that are almost always as great as the other sides, given that so many of these artists were getting a brief time in the studio, and really gave their all during the recordings. The package is one of the nicest we've ever seen on Dust To Digital – done with more than enough notes and packaging detail to live up to the spirit of the original – in a set of 84 tracks, with work by Dick Justice, Clarence Ashley, Coley Jones, Bill & Belle Reed, Buell Kazee, Buster Carter & Preston Young, Williamson Brothers & Curry, The Masked Marvel, William & Versey Smith, Carter Family, GB Grayson, Mississippi John Hurt, Uncle Eck Dunford, Uncle Bunt Stephens, Carolina Tar Heels, Furry Lewis, Ernest Phipps, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Richard Rabbit Brown, Rev Moses Mason, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Cincinnati Jug Band, Rev JM Gates, Jim Jackson, Breaux Freres, Blind Willie Johnson, Dock Boggs, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Julius Daniels, Ramblin Thomas, Sleepy John Estes, and many others! CD
(Great package too – in a cigar box style, with a cool cork-covered book that has a massive amount of notes and images!)

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✨✧ Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". CD

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown (plus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The much anticipated full length debut of Brooklyn Afro Funk and psych soul-influenced combo Ikebe Shakedown – following up their tight, promising EP on the Colemine label with an excellent self-titled set on Ubiquity! One of our favorite things about Ikebe Shakedown's style is the way they blend signature elements of classic Afro Funk and soul with more broadly influenced grooves. Heavy horns and pummeling drums, vamping guitar licks and elastic basslines are prominent and funky – but they work with more measured and spaced out material, too. It's roomy enough to let the individual musicianship shine, and the production is really great. Includes ""Tujumba", "Kumasi Walk", "No Name Bar", "Tame The Beats", "Don't Contradict", "Refuge", "In Circles", "Asa-Sa", "The Hold Up", "The Viking" and "Five Points". 10 tracks on the vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a code for full MP3 download.)
Also available Ikebe Shakedown ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely classic, but also a bit contemporary too – maybe swinging in the best sort of space between the Jack McDuff Quartet of the 60s and the Sugarman Three group of Desco Records fame! David McGraw handles the drums with a clear love of funk, and Jimmy James is wonderfully wicked on guitar – never trying to dominate too much, as there's no need – given how much he brings to the overall groove. Delvon's a hell of an organist too – the kind that knows that a little can often go much farther than a lot when handling the electric keys – which he does to set up some sweet solos on cuts that include "Ain't It Funky", "Al Greenery", "Can I Change My Mind", "Walk On By", "Between The Mustard & The Mayo", "Raymond Brings The Greens", and "Little Booker T". CD
Also available Close But No Cigar ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Tarika BlueBlue Path (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chiaroscuro/Aartrud (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second album by this fantastic 70s soulful fusion combo – a group who recorded for the Chiaroscuro label around the same time as James Mason – and who have an equally sublime sort of sound! The sound is almost a more electric reworking of spiritual styles from a few years before – songs that stretch out and open up, but never in a way that's too avant – yet also unlike any more commercial fusion at all! Instead, these guys draw a very careful, very unique sort of balance – one that allows both the acoustic and electric elements plenty of space, with one never dominating the other – in a lineup that features the great Ryo Kawasaki on guitar (mostly known for his Japanese fusion albums overseas), Phil Clendeninn on piano and keyboards, Marvin Blackman on saxes, Barry Coleman on bass, Bradie Speller on percussion, and Kevin Atkins on drums. The album's got a great sense of flow from track to track – and titles include "Sunshower", "Out Of This World", "Sun Thru Winter", "Blue Neptune", "Revelation" and "Downtown Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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