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✨✧ Nina SimoneAfter Hours ... CD
Verve, 1964/1965. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneAmazing Nina Simone ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Amazing is right – as Nina Simone is really taking off here – showing the world that she's way more than just another jazz singer – able to hit some righteous currents that would only explode even more in years to come! Nina's emotion is subtle, but extremely powerful – maybe not as bold as in her late 60s recordings, but already very much part of the performance – even on some of the more standard jazz tunes. Arrangements are by Bob Mersey, and titles include "Blue Prelude", "You've Been Gone Too Long", "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", and "That's Him Over There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneColpix Singles – Mono ... LP
Colpix/Parlophone, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of early work from the legendary Nina Simone – singles that were originally issued by the Colpix label at the start of the 60s – a company who really let Nina find her own space in music! The sounds here really show the important transition Nina took over her short time with the label – from a straight jazz singer to one who could effortlessly blend together blues and folk influences – and come up with an approach that not only made the music her own, but also pushed an agenda of change in subtle and powerful ways. Nina's live albums for Colpix are well-known, but there's been much less focus on her singles for the company until this collection – which brings together all these rare gems, many in their original 45rpm versions for the first time since they were issued in the early 60s. Arrangements are by Stu Phillips, Ralph Burns, Bob Mersey, and even Nina herself – and titles include "The Other Woman", "If Only For Tonight", "Summertime", "Work Song", "In The Evening By The Moonlight", "I Got It Bad", "Gin House Blues", "Come On Back Jack", "Since My Love Has Gone", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out", "Children Go Where I Send You", and "Chilly Winds Don't Blow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $18.99
A great little album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine – a live album that really has the lady stretching out, and showing off all the cool, complicated grooves she brought to a concert setting! Weldon did the arrangements, and they've got a very righteous feel overall – which really seems to inspire Simone in her interpretations of the tunes, as she improvises a lot and really takes off with the lyrics! The album includes a really haunting version of "My Sweet Lord", the classic "Poppies", and a great poem/song called "Today Is A Killer" that goes on for over 15 minutes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, missing inserts. Cover has a large tracklist sticker.)

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Nina SimoneEssential Nina Simone ... CD
RCA, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Nina SimoneForbidden Fruit ... LP
Colpix, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A classic album from Nina Simone's early period! The tracks feature prime work from Nina, caught at the point when she was turning her style from straight jazz into more of a folk-inspired soulful sound – filled with power, anger, and sheer raw emotion – played by a small combo of piano, bass, guitar, and drums, but in a way that opens up in so many different musical directions! There's a really strong genre-crossing approach at work here – and titles include "Rags & Old Iron", "I Love To Love", "Work Song", "No Good Man", "Gin House blues", "Memphis In June" and "Forbidden Fruit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label pressing with deep groove. NOTE: Cover has staining and peeling along the bottom seam.)

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Nina SimoneGolden Hour Of Nina Simone ... LP
Golden Hour (UK), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina SimoneMood Indigo – The Complete Bethlehem Singles (with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Bethlehem, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
An unusual look at the earliest work of singer Nina Simone – as the set presents all her original Bethlehem Records 45s – all in their rare mono mixes! The tracks here were all issued as singles, but almost all of them came from the sessions for the album Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records, but which is already shining pretty strongly here! Nina accompanies herself on some mighty soulful piano – with bass from Jimmy Bond and drums from Al Heath – on titles that include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "For All We Know". The collection also features the stunning "African Mailman" – one of Nina's most hard-wailing groovers ever – and an alternate take on "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands". Very cool package – with a bonus replica 7" single of "Porgy" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch!)

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Nina SimoneMy Baby Just Cares For Me ... CD
Success, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Features 16 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneNina Simone Sings Ellington (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Colpix/Pye (Japan), 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Nina sings Ellington – but as always, she makes whatever she sings all her own! The album's a bit straighter than later efforts – with large backings by Stu Phillips that also feature vocals by the Malcolm Dodds Singers – but Nina also conceived the whole thing herself, as an effort to bring a new level of spiritualism to Ellington's work. The result is a masterpiece – proof that even in her early years, Nina could completely transform anything she laid her hands on – and unlock a soulful depth that even the original recordings might have missed. Titles include "I Got It Bad", "Solitude", "The Gal From Joe's", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "I Like The Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneSings The Blues ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means that it's sometimes overlooked next to her more forceful work of the time – but it's every bit essential Simone as some of her other key sides of the decade. The group is a small combo featuring Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Lucas, and Ernest Hayes – and titles include "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Do I Move You?", "In The Dark", "Real Real", and "Backlash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. Used ... $1.99
Nina's not just singing the blues here – she's completely reinventing the sound of the format – by drawing on a long tradition of vocal expression, and infusing it with the hipper, more personally exploratory mode she forged in the 60s! The album's got a subtle brilliance that means that it's sometimes overlooked next to her more forceful work of the time – but it's every bit essential Simone as some of her other key sides of the decade. The group is a small combo featuring Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Lucas, and Ernest Hayes – and titles include "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Do I Move You?", "In The Dark", "Real Real", and "Backlash Blues". CD features bonus tracks "Whatever I Am (You Made Me)" and "Do I Move You (second version)". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Nina SimoneSugar In My Bowl – The Very Best Of Nina Simone 1967 to 1972 ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1969/1979. New Copy ... $22.99
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine on Hammond, playing these soulful lines that are mighty lean and plenty powerful – spurred on by rhythms from Al Shackman on guitar, Gene Perla on bass, and Don Alias on drums! The record also features two female backup singers on a few cuts – giving the album an almost Sweet Inspirations like touch at moments – but overall, the feel is straight hip Nina – that unique blend of soul, folk, and jazz that pushed things to the next level at the end of the 60s! Includes the great original "Revolution", plus the track "The Other Woman", "In The Morning", "Ain't Go No/I Got Life", "Save Me", and "To Love Somebody". CD

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Nina SimoneWild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... $10.99
A great 2-in-1 CD that combines two of Nina's best late 60s LPs! Wild Is The Wind was issued during the period when Nina Simone was being given more and more freedom to express herself in a unique way that blended jazz, soul, and folk into a very memorable style. The record features Nina's classic "Four Women", a haunting portrait of 4 different women, and the personal struggles they face. Other nice tracks include "Break Down & Let It All Out", "Either Way I Lose", "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", and "That's All I Ask". High Priestess is more classic Nina! The longer she recorded on Philips, the more freedom Nina was given to open things up (probably because of the success of her daring "Four Women" track) – and this record, cut later in her years at Philips, features Nina doing a great batch of tracks with a very righteous vibe. Titles include "Come Ye", "I Hold No Grudge", "I'm Going Back Home", "I'm Gonna Leave You", "Take Me To The Water", and "The Gal From Joe's". Also includes one of Nina's many great readings of "Work Song". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneAboslutely Live ... LP
Happy Bird (Germany), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam and some wear.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! (special edited version) ... LP
RCA, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A special promo of this album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine! The record is live, with arrangements by Weldon, and lots of improvising on lyrics by Nina Simone. This radio edit version features slightly shorter versions of the 3 tracks – including a 4 and 6 minute "My Sweet Lord/Today Is A Killer", the classic "Poppies", and "Isn't It A Pity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneJazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club (Bethlehem pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records. Backing is by a small combo, and tracks include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label styrene pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone & Piano! ... CD
RCA, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong back to basics session for Nina, one that featured her piano and vocals only, a very spare approach that was markedly different from her work a few years previously for other labels. Nina's tone on the piano is incredible – and she's working with some striking modern jazz changes that offset the folksiness of her vocals in a fantastic way, creating a sound that's a lot fuller than you'd expect! Titles include "Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin You", "Compensation", "Everyone's Gone To The Moon", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", "The Desperate Ones", "The Human Touch", and "Another Spring". Also includes four bonus tracks – "Music For Lovers", "In The Love Vain", "I'll Look Around", and "The Man With The Horn". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nina SimonePastel Blues ... LP
Philips, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff from Nina Simone – working here still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The "pastel" in the title shouldn't imply any sort of softness on Nina's part, because if anything, she's really sharpening up her game a lot here – packing a punch that wasn't allowed so strongly on some of her earlier recordings. The album features an incredible 10 minute version of "Sinnerman", arranged by Nina with complicated jazzy riffing and a nice breakdown in the middle that's completely sublime – and other tracks include "Be My Husband", "End Of The Line", "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", "Strange Fruit", and "Ain't No Use". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing without deep groove. Cover has some wear with a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneBest Of Nina Simone (Philips) ... CD
Philips/Polygram, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Righteous and soulful! The work that Nina Simone did at Philips is among some of her best work ever – and this set features 10 great cuts that aren't always that easy to find on wax. Includes the anthemic feminist classic "Four Women", the slightly-funky "Mississippi Goddam", the moody "Wild Is The Wind", the righteous "Break Down & Let It All Out", and the heavenly version of "I Loves You, Porgy", which just about surpasses all other recorded versions! CD

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✨✧ Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great little album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine – a live album that really has the lady stretching out, and showing off all the cool, complicated grooves she brought to a concert setting! Weldon did the arrangements, and they've got a very righteous feel overall – which really seems to inspire Simone in her interpretations of the tunes, as she improvises a lot and really takes off with the lyrics! The album includes a really haunting version of "My Sweet Lord", the classic "Poppies", and a great poem/song called "Today Is A Killer" that goes on for over 15 minutes! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Emergency Ward! ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone ... LP
Strand, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone Sings Billie Holiday – Lady Sings The Blues ... LP
Stroud, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare one from Nina Simone – a set that was issued during her years on RCA, but on the smaller Stroud label – run by husband Andy Stroud! The set's what you'd guess from the title – a tribute to Billie Holiday, but one that's way more than just a copycat of Lady Day's mode – as Nina brings plenty of herself to the record, and gives a number of the tunes a relatively dark feel overall. The backing is spare and jazzy, much more traditional at times than some of Nina's other 70s recordings – but also with some great blue-hued piano parts too – creating a sense of depth that echoes out beautifully on some of the mellower numbers. Titles include an incredible version of "Strange Fruit", plus "Don't Explain", "Fine & Mellow", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a similar sound here to his other work with Esther Phillips in the decade – another older singer who'd hit some very hip territory at the time. The groove here is very much like Phillips' best for Kudu – smooth and soulful, but in ways that still retain all the rasp and character of the lead vocals. Titles include a sublime reading of Randy Newman's excellent "Baltimore", plus "The Family", "My Father", "Music For Lovers", "Rich Girl", and "Balm In Gilead". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneColpix Singles – Mono ... CD
Colpix/Parlophone, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of early work from the legendary Nina Simone – singles that were originally issued by the Colpix label at the start of the 60s – a company who really let Nina find her own space in music! The sounds here really show the important transition Nina took over her short time with the label – from a straight jazz singer to one who could effortlessly blend together blues and folk influences – and come up with an approach that not only made the music her own, but also pushed an agenda of change in subtle and powerful ways. Nina's live albums for Colpix are well-known, but there's been much less focus on her singles for the company until this collection – which brings together all these rare gems, many in their original 45rpm versions for the first time since they were issued in the early 60s. Arrangements are by Stu Phillips, Ralph Burns, Bob Mersey, and even Nina herself – and titles include "The Other Woman", "If Only For Tonight", "Summertime", "Work Song", "In The Evening By The Moonlight", "I Got It Bad", "Gin House Blues", "Come On Back Jack", "Since My Love Has Gone", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out", "Children Go Where I Send You", and "Chilly Winds Don't Blow". 2CD set features 27 tracks in all! CD
Also available Colpix Singles – Mono ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Nina SimoneGifted & Black ... LP
Canyon, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Don't confuse this set with Young Gifted & Black – which got much wider circulation – as the session's a cool indie date from the early 70s, recorded in a moody studio mode with arrangements by Monk Higgins! There's a bit of strings in the background, which colors in the tunes with a melancholy feel – a sound that's a bit different than some of the more upbeat, righteous modes of other Simone sessions from the period – almost like Nina's taking a step back to evaluate herself, with somewhat striking results. The sound is somewhat echoey, which furthers the mood of the music – and titles include "Black Is The Color", "Since My Love Is Gone", "Blue Prelude", "Spring Is Here", "Porgy", "Remind Me", "Near To You", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneIt Is Finished ... LP
RCA, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work by Nina – the kind of record that once made purists turn up their noses, but which is now being rediscovered as a unique jazz/soul crossover album, filled with loads of nice moments! The instrumentation's pretty darn interesting – and includes sitar, harp, Spanish guitar, and other odd percussion instruments. Includes Nina's nice version of "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter", plus "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl", "Dambala", "Obeah Woman", and "The Pusher". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneJazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records. Backing is by a small combo, and tracks include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneSingle Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
WEA (UK), 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great later set from Nina Simone – quite sensitive at times, and with a different feel than some of her 70s work – but one that's still pure Simone all the way through! There's a return-to-classic feel going here – the sort of album that Jimmy Scott and others were making in the same early 90s stretch – when record labels realized that all the clunkier modes vocalists were saddled with in the 80s just weren't working, and that everyone was much better off with warmer strings and jazzier instrumentation pulled from years past. The approach gives the album a more classic jazz vocal style than some of Simone's other work, especially on the ballads – and tunes were arranged by Nina, Richard Evans, Jeremy Lubbock, and John Clayton. Titles include "A Single Woman", "Lonesome Cities", "Papa Can You Hear Me", "Just Say I Love Him", "The More I See You", and "Love's Been Good To Me". CD features 7 more bonus tracks too – including "No Woman No Cry", "Do I Move You", "Baseball Boogie", "Sign O The Times", and "The Long & Winding Road". CD

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✨✧ Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Resilience, New Copy ... On March 15, 2019
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell – all with a fresher, more contemporary approach that resonates surprisingly strongly – especially given the superb vocals on the album by Rene Marie, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, and Joanna Majoko! You'll no doubt know some of these songs – and most of the originals have been inspiring us for many years – but Owens finds a great way to open them up and make them sound even more vibrant, working with a group that also includes Allyn Johnson on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, David Rosenthal on guitars, and Reuben Rogers on bass. Titles include "Balm In Gilead", "Borderline", "Driva Man", "Baltimore", "Everything Must Change", "Freedom Day", "Be My Husband", "Mississippi Goddamn", and "Both Sides Now". CD
 
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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", "It's About Time", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". CD
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP 26.99

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Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Sealed ... $19.99
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the sound is incredibly spare – with vocals that are much more soulful than any of Roberta's other records, and a sound that hints at Nina Simone, but which has it's own jazzy groove and deep sense of feeling. Includes the classic funky version of "Compared To What", plus "Angelitos Negros", "Our Ages Our Our Hearts", and "Tryin Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Record Club Of America pressing.)

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Lonnie HolleyMith ... CD
Jagjaguwar, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Lonnie Holley has always been very much his own man – in his artwork, in his cultural presence, and even in his music – which has always been pretty darn hard to describe! Holley sings with the up-close expressiveness of a jazz singer, yet also references plenty of bluesy roots as well – but never in a mode that's blues at all, even though that's where so many others try to put him! Instead, it's almost like Holley is inventing his own sort of musical style – a bit like Terry Callier did at the start of the 70s, or Nina Simone a few years before – and while Lonnie's mode is completely different than Terry's and Nina's, it also shares a similar complexity, spirituality, and immediate sense of identity. Holley plays piano, often in these weird echoey, fluid modes – and other instrumentation includes equally echoey percussion, moog, trombone, and some very cool tape and electronics – on titles that include "I'm A Suspect", "I Snuck Off The Slave Ship", "Copying The Rock", "There Was Always Water", "How Far Is Spaced Out", "I Woke Up In A F*cked Up America", and "Back For Me". CD
Also available Mith (smoke colored vinyl) ... LP 21.99

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Lonnie HolleyMith (smoke colored vinyl) ... LP
Jagjaguwar, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 27.98
Lonnie Holley has always been very much his own man – in his artwork, in his cultural presence, and even in his music – which has always been pretty darn hard to describe! Holley sings with the up-close expressiveness of a jazz singer, yet also references plenty of bluesy roots as well – but never in a mode that's blues at all, even though that's where so many others try to put him! Instead, it's almost like Holley is inventing his own sort of musical style – a bit like Terry Callier did at the start of the 70s, or Nina Simone a few years before – and while Lonnie's mode is completely different than Terry's and Nina's, it also shares a similar complexity, spirituality, and immediate sense of identity. Holley plays piano, often in these weird echoey, fluid modes – and other instrumentation includes equally echoey percussion, moog, trombone, and some very cool tape and electronics – on titles that include "I'm A Suspect", "I Snuck Off The Slave Ship", "Copying The Rock", "There Was Always Water", "How Far Is Spaced Out", "I Woke Up In A F*cked Up America", and "Back For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition smoke colored vinyl with download.)
Also available Mith ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Alif TreeFrench Cuisine ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2006. Used ... $5.99
One of the most compelling sets we've heard from Compost in years – a nicely laidback record that has a lot more subtle touches than some of the label's recent work, and which also brings a uniquely French feel to the mostly-German Compost sound! Alif Tree handles most of the music here himself, but also allows space for older voices to drift through the work – bits of Michel Legrand, Claude Nougaro, Anna Karina, Shirley Horn, and Nina Simone that all contribute gently to the sparely jazzy soundscape of the set. The approach is one that might be cloying in the hands of another, but Alif has a nice talent for understatement that makes things work, while also avoiding other downtempo cliches. Titles include "Deadly Species", "Belle", "My Soul", "Enough", "L'Amor Nunca Muere", "I Feel Blue", "Rain River", and "Les 4 Vents". CD

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VariousCool Heat – The Best Of CTI Records ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99
A great introduction to the legendary CTI Records label from the 70s – a groundbreaking imprint for both jazz and soul, and a company who helped a whole generation of musicians find a new way forward! The set's got a really great balance – with both some of the funky jazz and soulful vocal cuts recorded by the label and it's partner imprint, Kudu – and over the course of the 25 tracks on the extended collection, you'll not only hear a great evolution in grooves for the 70s generation – but also a fair bit of tracks that have gone onto new lives as sample cuts too! Titles include "Mama Wailer" by Lonnie Smith, "Say You Love Me" by Patti Austin, "2001 – Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Deodato, "Jaws" by Lalo Schifrin, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "Supership" by George Benson, "Baltimore" by Nina Simone, "Polar AC" by Freddie Hubbard, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Esther Phillips, "It's Going To Take Some Time" by Gabor Szabo, "Flute Song" by George Benson & Joe Farrell, "Forecast" by Eric Gale, "Baretta's Theme" by Ron Carter, "Breakout" by Johnny Hammond, "Wildflower" by Hank Crawford, "Knucklehead" by Grover Washington Jr, "Grand Prix" by Fuse One, "Shoogie Wanna Boogie" by Dave Matthews, "Be Yourself" by Kenny Burrell, "Sugar" by Stanley Turrentine, "Red Clay" by Freddie Hubbard, "Super Strut" by Deodato, and "Follow Your Heart" by Joe Farrell. CD

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✨✧ Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (expanded edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes 3 bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun"! CD
(Punch through barcode, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
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New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Beverly Glenn-CopelandBeverly Copeland ... LP
CBC/Return To Analog (Canada), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Completely sublime work from Beverly Glenn Copeland – a really unique artist who's almost a genre unto herself – and who sings here in a mix of folk, jazz, and soul – maybe resonant with work at the time by Terry Callier or Nina Simone, but every bit as individual as the best from those two giants too! The performance was recorded by CBC at a key moment in Beverly's career – after a time she'd spent on the scene in Montreal, really soaking up different influences and exploring musical pathways away from her American roots – to a point where she emerges here as a very righteous, yet very personal singer – clearly not immediately interested in chart success, even though she's got the power of a young Roberta Flack. Titles include "Northwind", "Swords Of Gold", "Don't Despair", "Nothing Beautiful", "Song From Beads", "Untitled", "Interval", "Reflections", and "Durocher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousFlying Funk – Ultra Heavy Funk & Rare Grooves From Flying Dutchmen, Bluebird, & RCA ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer batch of funk from the RCA family of labels – long-neglected in the world of reissues, and finally stepping out with this ultra heavy set! The package does a really great job of pulling together disparate elements of funk from the RCA catalog – a bit of jazz vocals, electric fusion, cosmic soul, and rock breaks – all packed together in one nicely priced set that includes some really great surprises! Titles include "Plane Of Illusion" by Johnny Griffith, "Mama" by Esther Marrow, "No More Tears" by Loading Zone, "Afro Strut" by Nite Liters, "Save Me" by Nina Simone, "Tite Rope" by Harold Alexander, "Got To Get A Knutt" by New Birth, "This Is The Me Me" by Richard Groove Holmes & Brenda Jones, "What's Going On/Ain't No Sunshine" by Bernard Purdie, "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" by Main Ingredient, and "We Getting Down" by Weldon Irvine. 16 tracks in all – and very nice! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oxford AmericanOxford American No 103 – Annual Southern Music Issue (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The 20th Anniversary of the legendary Southern Music Issue of Oxford American – with an especially great focus on the state of North Carolina this time around! The placement of the state has given it a fantastic musical legacy – one that stretches farther than you might expect, through a great range of styles covered here by some of the best writers in the business. The issue features Jonathan Lethem on the dBs, L Lamar Wilson on Rhapsody, Lauren Du Graf on Jodeci, Benjamin Hedin on John Coltrane, and John O'Connor on Link Wray – plus lots more articles on Etta Baker, Elizabeth Cotton, 9th Wonder, Rhiannon Giddens, Superchunk, Ryan Adams, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, James Taylor, Beach Music, Ruby Andrews, Earl Scruggs, June Tyson, and many others! And as usual, the issue comes with a great bonus CD – with tracks by Sun Ra, Shannon Whitworth, James Taylor, Link Wray, Malcolm Holcombe, Nina Simone, Elizabeth Cotton, Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane, Cas Wallin, Mitchell's Christian Singers, Ruby Johnson, and others! Magazine

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #48 – Protest Blues ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wax Poetics is closing in on 10 years in its unrivaled coverage of classic and rare soul, jazz, hip hop and all things funky – delivering big once again with Issue #48! Nina Simone is on the front cover – with a really great feature that focuses on the unfiltered realness, honesty and blunt social awareness at the core of her life and so many of her best recordings – with artful newcomer Theophilus London on the backover. Issue #48 also has pieces on Count C, Neu!, Dom Salvador, Shock G, Yabby You, Billy Cox, Gil-Scott Heron In Memorium, Re:Discovery of treasured records by Swamp Dogg, Sarah Vaughn and Odyssey, and much more! Magazine

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✨✧ VariousBethlehem Records – Compiled By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of our favorite tracks from the legendary Bethlehem Records – all hand-picked by the great Sunaga T! The music here is definitely on the hipper side of the label's 50s output – and includes some very unusual tracks that really push the boundaries, and move past the usual postwar jazz standards – in a flurry of modern moments, vocal treasures, west coast cuts, and more! The collection is nice and long, and really does a good job of mixing things up – in an array of gems that includes "Old Devil Moon" by Bob Dorough, "Scenes In The City" by Charles Mingus, "Booker's Blues" by Booker Little, "Night Flight" by Conte Candoli, "Too Much In Love To Care" by Carmen McRae, "So What" by Frank Minion, "African Mailman" by Nina Simone, "Dusty Blue" by Howard McGhee, "The Crickets Sing" by Dee Felice Trio, "Jordu" by Pat Moran Qurtet, and "By-ian" by Hal McKusick. CD

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✨✧ MaliaMalawi Blues/Njira ... CD
MPS (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We really loved Malia the last time around, and we love her even more on this record – and really hope the rest of the world can find out what a wonderful singer she is! The lady's got an approach that draws on so many different strands – bits of jazz, soul, and even east African music – but never in a way that's easy, faked, or forced – as she folds all her many influences into a style that's completely unique – maybe a bit like the way that Nina Simone created her own unique sound in the 60s! And, line Nina, Malia's got an approach that's hard to sum up easily – but once it grabs you, it's got you – and holds on tight. Titles include "The Seed", "Black Widow", "Malawi Blues/Njira", "Love Is Holding Both Our Hands", "Disgrace", and "Let Me Breathe". CD
 
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Juca ChavesAs Duas Faces De Juca Chaves ... LP
RGE (Brazil), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The two faces of Juca Chaves – one a witty folksy singer, the other a more romantic pop-oriented one. The "satiras" side is our favorite – as it's got small combo backing and a fairly lively feel that keeps things fresh, even though we can't get the jokes. Titles include "Presidente Bossa Nova", "To Duro", "Nos, Os Gatos", and "Nasal Sensual". The "modinhas" set features larger backing by the RGE orchestra conducted by Simonetti – and titles include "Menina", "Musa Infiel", and "O Tempo Passa". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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