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Nina SimoneAmazing Nina Simone ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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. Sealed ... $19.99
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
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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Nina SimoneDefinitive Collection ... CD
Universal, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
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

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✨✧ Nina SimoneFolksy Nina ... LP
Colpix, 1964. Very Good ... $14.99
Nina's folsky, but she's also jazzy too – and the album's from a key time in which she was finding a very special way to bring the two modes together! Simone could have been a straight jazz singer if she wanted – but as records like this always remind us, she was always striving for something different – a bolder, more righteous way of expressing herself – opening up with a new sort of power that was perfect for the coming change in the 60s! The album's a live one – a setting that always seems to have Nina hitting her stride – and even the familiar tunes take on new energy in the context – a sense of pride and spirituality that's already as great as her work to come for Philips Records. Titles include "Erets Zavat Chalav", "Silver City Sound", "The Young Knight", "The Twelfth Of Never", "Vanetihu", "Lass Of The Low Country", and "When I Was A Young Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has flaking along the bottom seam, which is center split.)

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Nina SimoneForbidden Fruit ... LP
Colpix, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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. Cover has light wear.)

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Nina SimoneForever Young, Gifted, & Black – Songs Of Freedom & Spirit ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
The hippest work of Nina Simone's years on RCA – a collection that brings together tracks that really fit the spirit of the title! Although Simone had always explored righteous themes throughout her career, she really opened up during her late 60s/early 70s run for RCA – using new freedoms at the label to stretch out the length of her tunes, deepen the social currents of her themes, and even move her musical backings away from straight jazz-based lines. Package features liner notes by Alicia Keys, a specially commissioned poem by Nikki Giovanni, and previously unreleased alternate versions of "Turn Turn Turn" and "Ain't Got No" – plus the tracks "Westwind (live)", "Backlash Blues (live)", "Why (The King Of Love Is Dead)(live)", "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", "Revolution (parts 1 & 2)", and "Mississippi Goddam (live)". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Nina SimoneIt Is Finished ... LP
RCA, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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)... $11.99
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
Also available Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club (Bethlehem pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Nina SimoneJazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club (Bethlehem pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
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
(Heavy mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam.)
Also available Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club ... LP 11.99

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Nina SimoneLittle Girl Blue (aka Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club) (remastered edition) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99
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, 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 "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram Analogue Productions pressing.)

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Nina SimoneNina Simone At Newport ... LP
Colpix, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
A key early moment for Nina Simone – recorded live at Newport in 1960, at a time when the festival was one of the most important showcases for groundbreaking jazz – and a perfect setting for Nina to really let loose in that righteous style that would fuel her career during the 60s! Given that Simone could sometimes be turned out of the cabaret crowd with her politics, the warm welcome she gets at Newport is very fitting support – and you can really hear it in the ay she approaches the material! The set's a hip batch of tunes that includes a few standards like "Trouble In Mind" and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", all done with the righteous Simone flair – plus other lesser-known tracks like "Flo Me La" and "Nina's Blues", opened up in the setting with some nice small combo backing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light surface wear & a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Nina SimoneNina Simone For Lovers ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneNina Sings Duke Ellington ... CD
Colpix/Roulette, 1962. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneSingle Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
WEA (UK), 1993. New Copy ... $6.99
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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Nina SimoneSings The Blues (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. Used ... $4.99
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 SimoneSongs Of The Poets – Dylan, Harrison, Simone ... LP
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Nina pays tribute to an assortment of modern poets – Bob Dylan and George Harrison, as well as herself! The album collects tunes from some of Nina's other RCA albums – and features arrangements by Nina, Harold Wheeler, and Weldon Irvine – of tracks that include "I Shall Be Released", "Just Like A Woman", "To Be Young Gifted and Black", "Here Comes the Sun", and "I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label 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 ... $9.99
... 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 SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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 ... Temporarily 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 SimoneColpix Singles – Mono ... LP
Colpix/Parlophone, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Colpix Singles – Mono ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNuff Said ... LP
RCA, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Nina – mostly recorded live at the Westbury Music Fair, with a hip mix of jazz, soul, and folk that's stretched out in a slightly informal setting that always brings out the best of Nina's vocals. Titles include "The Backlash Blues", "Please Read Me", "Sunday In Savannah", "Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)", and the nice jazzer "In The Morning". Plus, the album also includes one straight soul number – "Do What You Gotta Do", with some great arrangements by Horace Ott. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some small stains at the bottom and a name in marker on back.)

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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 SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... LP
RCA, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar tongs and completely recasts them for Nina's own vibe – a way of shifting the sense of spirit to unlock a special Simone-like quality you never would have expected in the tunes from anyone else! Titles include a great version of "Ooh Child", plus "Just Like A Woman", "Here Comes The Sun", "New World Coming", and "My Way". And the set also features Weldon Irvine's own composition, "How Long Must I Wander?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneMood Indigo – The Complete Bethlehem Singles ... CD
Bethlehem, Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 "I Loves You Porgy". 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". CD

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✨✧ Nina SimoneCompact Jazz ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mostly tracks from her excellent Philips Records albums of the 60s – with titles that include "I Put A Spell On You", "Sinnerman", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", "The Gal From Joe's", "He Ain't Comin Home No More", "Keeper Of The Flame", and "Tell Me More & Then Some". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening ... CD
BMG (Japan), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)
Also available Very Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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
(Red & green label Rockefeller 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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✨✧ Oxford AmericanOxford American No 103 – Annual Southern Music Issue (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Billy PaulFeelin' Good At The Cadillac Club (original pressing) ... LP
Gamble, 1968. Very Good- ... $2.99
An excellent early album from Billy Paul – done in a mode that's quite different than his bigger hits of the 70s! The record's almost more of a jazz outing, but with a definite soulful twist – done in this righteous mode that's not unlike some of the best Nina Simone material from the same time – in a way that really shows some of the deeper strains in Billy's style. Billy's singing with a small piano trio, and his voice is rich and soulful in a way that you don't always get on his later recordings – quite powerful even with limited backings, at a level that really blows us away. The set's nearly all covers, but Billy's interpretations are fantastic, and he turns the tracks into something completely different than you're used to – in the same way that Nina Simone and Isaac Hayes were doing at the time with contemporary hits. Tracks include "Bluesette", "That's Life", "Feelin' Good", "Just In Time", and the Kenny Gamble original, "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, with some stains.)

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VariousBethlehem Records – Compiled By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
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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✨✧ Gregory PorterLiquid Spirit ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gregory Porter arrives on Blue Note Records – and the result is Porter's most fully-formed set so far – just the kind of album that will push him firmly into the limelight – a place that we've felt he's deserved for quite a few years! Porter's a hell of a singer, and a hell of a songwriter too – and although his roots are in jazz, he's got a rare ability to step between genres with plenty of soul – a special space that belongs to a very rare few – like Nina Simone, Bill Withers, Roberta Flack, or Gil Scott-Heron! Gregory's voice is amazing, his lyrics are both personal and pointed – and he does so much here with so little, the album should be handed out to the hundreds of mis-directed vocalists who think that a few extra tweaks in the studio is all they really need. Most numbers just feature small combo backing, with wonderfully warm piano from Chip Crawford – and the whole thing's got a timeless feel that makes us think this is the beginning of a rich new season for Porter. Titles include "Free", "Water Under Bridges", "Lonesome Lover", "Liquid Spirit", "No Love Dying", "Brown Grass", "When Love Was King", and "Wind Song". CD

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✨✧ Talib KweliGet By (clean, inst, dirty, acapella) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another excellent single pulled from the album Quality, with an amazing reworking of Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" courtesy Kanye West. Classic! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousBethlehem Records – Compiled By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Bethlehem Records – Compiled By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousCool Heat – The Best Of CTI Records ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousJazz Divas – Live ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anita O day, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Betty Carter & Sarah Vaughan. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Divas – Studio ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music by Anita O'Day, Sarah Vaughan, Morgana King, Helen Merrill, Abbey Lincoln, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Betty Carter, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Shirley Horn, Blossom Dearie, and Sheila Jordan. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob & MarciaYoung Gifted & Black/Pied Piper ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of Trojan Records gems from this excellent duo – back to back on a single CD! First up is Young Gifted & Black – wonderful work from Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – an incredible duo, and one who look more like an American soul team on the front cover – and manage to deliver a similar vibe in the grooves! The style is definitely reggae, but as you'd guess from the Nina Simone cover in the title track, Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths are also reaching out for something bigger, too – really bringing a level of sophistication to their music that moves beyond the usual – an evolution past rocksteady, but also not in the same direction as other reggae acts of the time. Harry J produced, and gets an international flavor just right for the music – and titles include "Young Gifted & Black", "Private Number", "It's A Rocking Good Way", "We've Got To Get Ourselves Together", "United We Stand", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", and "Keep The Customer Satisfied". Pied Piper follows suit with a wonderful sound too – mostly slow-stepping grooves in a late rocksteady mode – with Marcia taking some fantastic steps forward in the lead, as Bob comes in with his harmonies to really deepen the sound. Titles include "We Know", "One Woman", "Strange World", "You Are Mine", "Your Love", "Save Me", "Pied Piper", and "He's A Cousin Of Mine". CD also features a bonus track – "Young Gifted & Black (Jamaican mix)". CD

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✨✧ Andy BeyAin't Necessarily So ... CD
12th Street, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
A warm little live set from Andy Bey – quite possibly one of the most personal and unassuming albums of his recent comeback career! The set's a trio one, recorded at the end of the 90s – and it features Andy on both vocals and piano, plus Peter Washington on bass, and either Kenny Washington or Vito Lesczak on drums. There's an upfront, righteous quality to most tunes here – a style that reminds us a lot of Nina Simone's best live work in a similarly stripped-down setting – and although all tunes are standards, Andy really takes off with them wonderfully – bringing a whole new sense of spirit and meaning that we wouldn't expect! Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Hey Love", "Ain't Necessarily So", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "On Second Thought", "Brother Can You Spare A Dime", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ VariousJazz Singing – The Jazz Vocal Collection (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Polygram (Canada), 1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from Nina Simone, Cleo Laine, Pearl Bailey, Betty Carter, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O Day, Chet Baker, Jimmy Rushing, Slim Gaillard, Morgana King, Shirley Horn, Frank D'Rone & more. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some substantial wear.)
 
 
 



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