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Peter KuhnNo Coming No Going – The Music Of Peter Kuhn 1978/1979 (Livin Right/Peter Kuhn & Denis Charles) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Two 70s albums from overlooked reedman Peter Kuhn – back to back here in a single sweet set! First up is Livin Right – a set that was originally broadcast live on New York radio in 1978, and which really captures the openly creative spirit of the loft jazz generation – as Peter Kuhn plays b-flat and bass clarinet alongside a wonderful group that features two trumpeters – Arthur Williams and Toshinori Kondo, each coming out of a different speaker – plus the great William Parker on bass and Denis Charles on drums! The bass and drums really set the tone here – as they rumble and bristle beautifully, almost like they're setting these little fires – which are then fanned brightly by the clarinet and trumpets – on titles that include "Chi", "Red Tape", and "Manteca Long Gone Axistential". The second CD features a live performance from 1979 – with very freewheeling work by Peter Kuhn on b-flat and bass clarinet, plus some tenor too – really opening up alongside some excellent drums from Dennis Charles. Charles' contributions are great – and very thoughtful – and all tracks are long, with titles that include "Headed Home", "Drum Dharma", "Stigmata", and "Axistential". CD

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Choi Sun Bae/Junji Hirose/Motoharu Yoshizawa/Kim Dae HwanArirang Fantasy ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic set of improvised material from the Japanese scene of the mid 90s – a performance that features visiting trumpeter Choi Sun Bae working with Junji Hirose on tenor and soprano, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric five string bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion! These three players may not be as well known to American audiences, but they sound wonderful next to Bae's incredible sounds on the trumpet – notes that have a range of shaping and inflection that matches the energy of Wadada Leo Smith at his best, but which also have a very individual character too. Hirose matches Choi for moodiness, but also keeps a bit more down to earth – creating a nice balance – and titles include "Korea Fantasy", "Remember Bird", "Blue Sky", "The Stream Of Time", and "Airang Fantasy". CD
Also available Arirang Fantasy ... LP 22.99

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Choi Sun Bae/Junji Hirose/Motoharu Yoshizawa/Kim Dae HwanArirang Fantasy ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic set of improvised material from the Japanese scene of the mid 90s – a performance that features visiting trumpeter Choi Sun Bae working with Junji Hirose on tenor and soprano, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric five string bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion! These three players may not be as well known to American audiences, but they sound wonderful next to Bae's incredible sounds on the trumpet – notes that have a range of shaping and inflection that matches the energy of Wadada Leo Smith at his best, but which also have a very individual character too. Hirose matches Choi for moodiness, but also keeps a bit more down to earth – creating a nice balance – and titles include "Korea Fantasy", "Remember Bird", and "Airang Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
Also available Arirang Fantasy ... CD 14.99

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Martin Blume/Tobias Delius/Achim Kaufmann/Dieter ManderscheidFrames & Terrains ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A long improvisation with lots of angles and dark corners – served up in a way that really builds up tension, while also providing lots of compelling stops along the journey! The music is never too full-on, but always has a sense of complexity – strong interplay between the group right from the start, with Martin Blume on drums and percussion, Tobias Delius on tenor and clarinet, Achim Kaufmann on piano, and Dieter Manderscheid on bass. Things get a bit more tentative in the last third of the record – before the tension builds up again right at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Bobby Bradford/Hafez Modirzadeh/Ken Filiano/Royal HartiganLive At The Magic Triangle ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
The "magic" part of the title is certainly right – as there's a really special vibe to this recent performance by cornet legend Bobby Bradford – kind of that continuing sense of creativity that's marked his music for decades, and which continues to yield surprises like this! Bradford's really opened up his sonic bag in the past decade or so – and you can definitely hear that here, in his work with tenorist Hafez Modirzadeh, an improvising partner whose sense of textural interplay really complements Bradford's horn. And the pair are set up very well with Ken Filiano on bass and Royal Hartigan on drums – players who seem to step in at all the right moments, but fall back when needed. Filiano's also credited with "effects" – and we're not sure if those are on his instrument, or all of them – although we're guessing that most of the sonic splendor here comes from the musicians. Titles include "She", "Silhouette", "Bayraktar", "Wadsworth Falls", and "Ashes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Dave Burrell & Bob StewartCrave Play The Music Of Jelly Roll Morton & Dave Burrell ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... $22.99
A really unusual, completely wonderful album from pianist Dave Burrell – a live performance done around the same time as a studio session of the music of Jelly Roll Morton – but with a very different vibe! The difference here is Bob Stewart – who plays tuba with a deftness that's breathtaking – sometimes using the instrument in the same bass rhythm mode that it had in early days of jazz, before the string bass came into play – other times working out a bolder solo voice that's completely mesmerizing – even more so than some of Stewart's important avant jazz recordings in the 80s. The pair are wonderful on the three Jelly Roll Morton titles on the set – "New Orleans Blues", "The Crave", and "Spanish Swat" – all nice and long – then hit a greater sense of variety of the Burrell compositions "Popolo Paniolo", "Pua Mae Ole", and "I Am His Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400!)

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Shay HazanGood Morning Universe (10 inch LP) ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Beautiful music put together with a really strong sense of doubling – tenor sax from Albert Beger and Eyal Netzer, drums from Haim E Peskoff and Ofer Bymel, and both bass from leader Shay Hazan and a unique 5-string cello from Nadav Masel! The players come together in a way that seems to echo some of the tension between arrangement and freedom that the Chicago scene was exploring so strongly in the previous decade – echoing generations of modernism at once, but with results that are completely contemporary – and extremely powerful in their intensity! Titles include "Densho", "Compassion", "Courtesy", and "Hope". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kang Tae HwanLive at Cafe Amores ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
Kang Tae Hwan plays alto sax with a rawness that's usually reserved for the tenor – a fantastic sound that really comes through beautifully here in this solo set of improvisations! The material was recorded around the same time as Kang's brilliant (and few) recordings for the Japanese market – and the long-overdue presentation of this performance comes as a much-needed accompaniment to his small catalog – the kind of record that boldly, brilliantly documents a completely unique talent – one whose name should have resonated much more strongly on the global free jazz scene of the past 20 years! CD

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Martin Kuchen & Raful MazarBaza ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Saxophonist Martin Kuchen has a very explosive style here – one that often has these sharply punctuated notes leaping out of more subtle sonic passages – all given a strong push by the acoustic bass guitar of Rafal Mazur! Mazur often moves up and down the fretboard with a style that's more like that of a guitarist – and from what we can see on the cover, the instrument seems to be somewhat unique – which results in sounds that match its creation. Kuchen blows alto and sopranino – and titles include "Baza 1", "Baza 2", and "Baza 3". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Simon Nabatov/Barry Guy/Gerry HemmingwayLuminous ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
Bold sounds from a wonderfully deft trio – a group who somehow manage to pack in as much creative improvisation into the space of a few minutes that most other groups would get over the side of a full LP! Simon Nabatov is especially strong here – and his fiery work on piano really seems to spur the bass of Barry Guy on to vibrancy we haven't heard in years – while Gerry Hemmingway really keeps up the pace on his drums, and occasionally adds in some especially wonderful sounds on marimba! Titles include "Great Disparity", "Scroll Back", "Basket Glide", "Slip Away", "Vacant Prophecy", "Unfrozen Sorrow", and "Scattered Together". CD

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Barre Phillips/Motoharu YoshizawaOh My – Those Boys ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... $22.99
Brilliant work from these two very inventive bassists – the legendary Barre Phillips, working on acoustic bass – and Motoharu Yoshizawa, playing an unusual homemade electric vertical 5-string bass! The combination of instruments is beautiful – and with one electric, and one acoustic, you can really separate the voice of each player – even though both Phillips and Yoshizawa resonate strongly together, and really have a complimentary sense of improvisation – a beautiful combination of both their tones and musical ideas. The set features two long performances – "Oh My" and "Those Boys". LP, Vinyl record album

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Howard RileyLive In The USA ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Mindblowing work from British pianist Howard Riley – recorded during a winter in the 70s that found him living in the US – where he must have been giving Cecil Taylor a good run for his money! Riley's always amazing – but by this point in his career, he'd found a way to completely let loose on the piano – working here on long, improvised passages that often feature unusual tonal aspects of his instrument that seem to go beyond just work on the keys – almost as if Riley were finding a way to make the larger shape of the piano resonate with all this extra sonic energy – to a point where we'd swear there was more than one person on the recording, even though all the material here is solo. The material is fantastic – every bit on a par with Riley's best records of the 70s – and titles include "Tolerance", "Flower Street", "Blocks", and "Big City". CD

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John Tchicai/Cecil McBee/Garrison Fewell/Charlie KTribal Ghost ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $22.99
The set's got a really beautiful sound – one that comes from the ringing guitar tones of Garrison Fewell, and the twin reeds of John Tchicai and Charlie Kohlhase – each of whom plays in a different channel of the recording! This approach gives the record a great sense of space from the start – as Tchicai plays tenor and bass clarinet, and Kohlhase plays alto, tenor, and baritone – with Fewell's guitar bridging the space and creating a resonance that really holds the whole thing together. And if that's not enough, the album's got some sublime bass work from Cecil McBee – often very subtle and soulful – plus just the right touch of drums from Billy Hart. The set's proof that they do still make 'em like they used to – at least in terms of spiritual avant sessions – and titles include "The Queen Of Ra", "Tribal Ghost", "Dark Matter", and "Llanto Del Indio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Klaus Treuheit & Lou GrassiPort Of Call ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very lively duets between pianist Klaus Treuheit and drummer Lou Grassi – tunes that kind of explode with free energy between the musicians – at a level that takes us back to older free jazz performances of the 70s! Treuheit has a way of working up and down the keyboard quickly, but also making melodic moments that can be quite bright – a really sensitive approach to the instrument, even on the fly – which seems echoed by Grassi's work on drums – especially at moments when he skirts around the edges, almost testing which sounds he wants to contribute to the proceedings. Titles include "Misterioso (parts 1 to 4)", "L'Espace Sonore (parts 1 to 4)", and "Lament #PB (parts 1 to 4)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alexander Von Schlippenbach & Aki TakaseLive At Cafe Amores ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $22.99
This might be the sexiest-looking cover we've ever seen on a record from avant piano genius Alexander Von Schlippenbach – who we're used to seeing presented in a more abstract manner – but the sound of the record is no less wonderful than some of his classics over the years, and represents a fantastic live performance with pianist Aki Takase! The recording quality is wonderful – there's this strong sense of room that really lets you separate the presence of both players, even when things really heat up – a quality that only gets better when the notes cascade and collide together! Titles include "Jackhammer", "The Morlocks", "Mingus Mix - Duke's Choice/Boogie Stop Shuffle", and "Nan Na Na Ist Das Der Weg". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Bobby Bradford/Hafez ModirzadehLive At Blue Whale ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Bobby Bradford is alive and well – and sounding especially amazing here in the company of saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh – who brings some global elements to the music that we never would have heard from Bobby back in the 70s! The performance is a live one, and has all four group members really shining in the company of each other – including bassist Roberto Miguel Miranda, who you may remember for his classic material on Nimbus Records on the LA scene at the end of the 70s! Turns out, Miranda's a live and well here – and adds a fantastic soulful current to the proceedings – next to the drums of Vijay Anderson, the cornet of Bradford, and Modirzadeh's very evocative soprano sax – which is sometimes augmented by work on karna and khaen. Titles include "Crooked Blues", "One Bar Lowe", "Free The Idea", "Raphael", and "Almost Not Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Jones Jones (Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov)Jones In Time Saves Nine ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's no keeping up with these Joneses – as the well-matched trio is alive with energy throughout – really moving past any expectations we might have based on the individual players, as they make all these fantastic choices throughout – and find ways to really reach forward as a single unit, in a range of really wonderful sounds! Bassist Mark Dresser may well be our favorite part of the triangle here – as he's got this sonorous power that's completely compelling – often echoing the work of Larry Ochs on tenor and soprano saxes, but also very much standing apart – while Vladimir Tarasov moves between punctuated passages and more textural aspects of his work on drums and percussion. Titles include "A Fistful Of Jones", "Twelve Angry Jones", "Three Jones Outside Ebbing Missouri", and "The Jones Who Knew Too Much". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Kaoru Abe & Sabu ToyozumiMannyoka ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fiercely improvised work from the duo of Kaoru Abe on soprano and sopranino saxophone – and Sabu Toyozumi on drums and percussion! On "Song For Mithue Totozumi", the pair jump right into the fray – with Abe spinning out these incredible lines with effortless ease – taking his horn into the kind of territory we're used to hearing from European saxophonists, with superb support from Toyozumi! Toyozumi is wonderful on "Song For Sakamoto Kikuyo", in three parts – a piece that builds up with this organic, almost abstract energy from the percussion – very spacious in parts, but woven together beautifully by these snaking, yet angular lines from Abe's reeds – which gain intensity as the performance moves on, building to a real sense of ferocity by the end! CD

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✨✧ Marion Brown & Dave BurrellLive At Black Musician's Conference 1981 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic testament to the slow-burning spiritual genius of Marion Brown – a player who sometimes got eclipsed in an era of bigger avant personalities, but who really gets to showcase his talents in a spare setting like this! The live performance pairs Brown's alto with the piano of Dave Burrell – another player who's sometimes understated, but in the best way possible – and together the pair sound completely sublime – gently exploring the farther reaches of tonal space with their improvisations, and almost always keeping things in relatively soulful formation! The set features beautiful readings of two Billy Strayhorn tunes – "My Little Brown Book" and "Lush Life" – balanced with original material that includes "Gossip/Fortunado", "La Placita", "Crucificado", "Puna Mae Ole", and "Punaluu Peter". CD

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✨✧ John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD

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✨✧ Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry RobinsonHaunt (with bonus track) ... CD
Otic/No Business (Lithuania), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums cut as a leader by vibes genius Bobby Naughton – a player who's part of a very elite group of improvisers on the instrument – right up there with Walt Dickerson or Jason Adasiewicz for sheer imagination and individual sound! Bobby's talents are perfectly balanced here with key collaborator Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and the great Perry Robinson on clarinet – a very angular trio that really makes the most of its individual components, and which provides a perfect showcase both for Bobby's vibes, and his strong sense of composition. Titles include "The Haunt", "Slant", "Places", "Rose Island", and "Ordette". CD features a bonus alternate of "Slant". CD

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✨✧ Barre Phillips/Motoharu YoshizawaOh My – Those Boys ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from these two very inventive bassists – the legendary Barre Phillips, working on acoustic bass – and Motoharu Yoshizawa, playing an unusual homemade electric vertical 5-string bass! The combination of instruments is beautiful – and with one electric, and one acoustic, you can really separate the voice of each player – even though both Phillips and Yoshizawa resonate strongly together, and really have a complimentary sense of improvisation – a beautiful combination of both their tones and musical ideas. The set features two long performances – "Oh My" and "Those Boys". CD
Also available Oh My – Those Boys ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith & Sabu ToyozumiBurning Meditation ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith in his best sort of setting – working in an openly creative space for improvisation, one that has Smith not only shaping things majestically with his lines on trumpet – but also making some nice shifts to other instrumentation too! Drummer Sabu Toyozumi is a fantastic partner on the set – a sometimes-strong instrumentalist, but one who's also nicely focused too – so that he really finds a way to match all the many shifts and steps that Wadada makes over the course of the album's long, live, improvised performance. Smith also handles a bit of koto, bamboo flute, and percussion – and titles include "Don Cherry – A Silver Flute Song", "Lines", "Burning Meditation/Uprising", "There Are Human Rights Blues", and "Creative Music 1 – Red Mountain Garden Wild Arises & Glacier". CD

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✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith & Sabu ToyozumiBurning Meditation ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith in his best sort of setting – working in an openly creative space for improvisation, one that has Smith not only shaping things majestically with his lines on trumpet – but also making some nice shifts to other instrumentation too! Drummer Sabu Toyozumi is a fantastic partner on the set – a sometimes-strong instrumentalist, but one who's also nicely focused too – so that he really finds a way to match all the many shifts and steps that Wadada makes over the course of the album's long, live, improvised performance. Smith also handles a bit of koto, bamboo flute, and percussion – and titles include "Don Cherry – A Silver Flute Song", "Lines", "Burning Meditation/Uprising", "There Are Human Rights Blues", and "Creative Music 1 – Red Mountain Garden Wild Arises & Glacier". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Abdullah/Brown/Bang/Sirone/Hopkins/CyrilleGroup – Live ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy ... $14.99
Vintage work from this overlooked group from the New York scene of the 80s – an all-star lineup that features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto sax, Billy Bang on violin, Sirone and Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The tracks are long, and there's a loose, open feel that recalls the loft jazz generation – but an overall sound that shows the new strength and focus that some of these players were really hitting at the time – that sharper vision that you'd get during the early years of Black Saint/Soul Note – yet presented here in a style that's much more spontaneous overall! Brown and Bang are especially nice – some of the sharpest corners of this sextet – and titles include a great reading of "Goodbye Porkpie Hate", plus "La Placita", "Shift Below", "Joann's Green Satin Dress", and "Amanpondo". Great booklet too – with loads of notes and historical information! CD

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Kaoru Abe & Sabu ToyozumiBanka ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
Fiercely improvised work from the duo of Kaoru Abe on soprano and sopranino saxophone – and Sabu Toyozumi on drums and percussion! Toyozumi is wonderful on "Song For Sakamoto Kikuyo", in three parts – a piece that builds up with this organic, almost abstract energy from the percussion – very spacious in parts, but woven together beautifully by these snaking, yet angular lines from Abe's reeds – which gain intensity as the performance moves on, building to a real sense of ferocity by the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
 
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Ella FitzgeraldRhythm Is My Business ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
They're not lying with the title on this one, as Ella's singing to backings from the great Bill Doggett – who cooks up some of the liveliest rhythms Ella ever received from Verve! The style is still similar to other Verve records of the time – with that magnificent Fitzgerald vocal style transforming familiar tunes and standards – but the groove is much more upbeat, and Ella swings it hard in a style that really takes us back to her earlier years. Titles include "Runnin Wild", "No Moon At All", "Laughin On The Outside", "I Can't Face The Music", and "Rough Ridin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 32.99

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. Used ... $32.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ John Cameron/Alan ParkerAfro Rock – KPM 1030 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – and like the rest, never really made for public sale back at the time! Despite that humble origin, though, the grooves here are right up there with the funkiest work coming out from that side of the Atlantic at the time – a brilliant post-colonial blend of acoustic percussion, electric keyboards, and a fair bit of fuzzy guitar – all presented with a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to the rhythms that's often funkier than work by some of the bigger names in the genre. Titles include "Heavy Water", "Ice Breaker", "Solid Satin", "Punch Bowl", "Frozen Steam", and "Black Light" by Alan Parker – and "Swamp Fever", "Range Rover", "Survival", "Afro Waltz", "Heat Haze", "Rocking Rhino", and "Afro Metropolis" by John Cameron. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Evans PyramidEvans Pyramid ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Rare grooves from Evans Pyramid – a sweet set of cosmic disco from the end of the 70s – recorded with a lean, almost spiritual vibe – quite similar to some of the great tracks reissued in the Soul Cal series! There's a definite ear for the dancefloor here – lots of upbeat rhythms, touched with sweet keyboards riffs, and layered with vocals that are almost an afterthought – yet have their own sort of message at the right moment. The group's the brainchild of Andre Evans, an artist whose huge legacy of music business work includes stints with Dyke & The Blazers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and Tribe – as well as a host of key album sessions as well – but the sound is unlike any of those references, and has this great stripped-down late 70s club vibe throughout. The rare album is offered here with unreleased bonus tracks – and titles include "Rubber Band", "Never Gonna Leave You", "Dip Drop", "No I Won't", "Soul Petrol", and "Dance A Thon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000!)

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Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ring Craft PosseSt. Catherine In Dub 1974 to 1982 ... CD
Moll-Selekta (Germany), Mid 70s-Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Not familiar with the Ring Craft Posse? Perhaps you've heard of Sly Dunbar, Boo Richards, Robbie Shakespear, Lloyd Parks, Winston Wright, Ansel Collins, Willie Lindo and Dean Fraser? They're just part of the top notch crew on this excellent little set of dub badness, produced by Blackbeard, so you know you're not ending up with some kind of no name, generic rhythm business. 14 tracks to satisfy your dub jones, including "West Bay", "Garvey Meade", "Passage Fort", "Cumberland", "Caymanas Park", "Braeton", "Independence City","Naggo city" and "Southboro". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marlena ShawGo Away Little Boy – The Sass & Soul Of Marlena Shaw ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
A sweet set of sophisticated soul from the always-great Marlena Shaw! After cutting some jazzier sides at Cadet in the late 60s, and some super mellow fusion ones at Blue Note in the early 70s, Marlena moved to big fame at Columbia during the mid 70s – working in a righteous smooth soul approach that skated the line between warm romantic ballads and righteous statements of female pride and power. The ultimate example of this is her fantastic remake of "Go Away Little Boy", merged here with the tune "Yu Ma", into a 7 minute track that has a sublime monologue in the middle – one in which Marlena accuses her man of hiding behind his heritage to not get down to business at a day to day level! Other tracks show Marlena as one of the most expressive, most together women in soul during the 70s – and this 14 track package is a perfect introduction to her work at Columbia! Titles include "Sweet Beginnings", "Walk Softly", "No One Yet", "Love Dancin", "Pictures & Memories", "Touch Me In The Morning", "I Wonder", "Moonrise", "I Think I'll Tell Him", and "Rhythm Of Love". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not the slavish Afrika 70 mode that so many other contemporary groups try for – and instead that criss-crossing style of Taylor's roots, which includes all the right jazzy flourishes around the edges! Taylor's vocals are wonderful, and he also plays plenty of guitar – and titles include "Poverty No Good", "Mind Your Own Business", "Aba Yaa", "Abenkwan Puchaa", "Ankon'M", "Aboa Kyrbin", and "Mumudey Mumudey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)
Also available Yen Ara ... LP 18.99

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Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not the slavish Afrika 70 mode that so many other contemporary groups try for – and instead that criss-crossing style of Taylor's roots, which includes all the right jazzy flourishes around the edges! Taylor's vocals are wonderful, and he also plays plenty of guitar – and titles include "Poverty No Good", "Mind Your Own Business", "Aba Yaa", "Abenkwan Puchaa", "Ankon'M", "Aboa Kyrbin", and "Mumudey Mumudey". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yen Ara ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQ – The Best Of Quincy Jones ... LP
A&M, Late 70s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set of 70s soulful fusion from Quincy – recorded during his legendary A&M years, when he was working with some of the best new singers in the soul business, like Leon Ware, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, and James Ingram. The album leans towards the smoother soulful side of Quincy's work, and features many classic R&B oriented cuts like "The Dude", "Body Heat", "Is It Love We're Missin", "Superstition", "I Heard That", "Razzamatazz", and the Latiny groover "Ai No Corrida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot and some wear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy DawkinsTransatlantic 770 ... LP
Excello, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The great Jimmy Dawkins, recorded in the UK by Mike Vernon – with instrumentation that includes some nice backings from the Olympic Runners! Most tunes originals – and titles include "1011 Woodland", "All For Business", "Love & Understanding", "No More Trouble", and "Stoned Dead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Mingering Mike/Dori HadarMingering Mike – The Amazing Career Of An Imaginary Soul Superstar ... Book
Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible document of the legendary Mingering Mike – the self-styled 70s soul superstar who never recorded any music, but created a huge body of work on hand-drawn record sleeves and 45s! Mike's story has been told briefly before in Wax Poetics, but this book really gets to the full scope of his creations – as it offers up almost 200 color pages of record covers, record labels, and even fake "records" themselves – made out of cardboard, but presented by Mike as if they were his very own albums! The book was put together by Dori Hadar – the DC digger who first stumbled upon the work at a flea market – and he's done a great job of bringing out aspects of Mike's life, and the way that they show up on the albums – very thoughtful commentary throughout, and from the perspective of a record lover who knows that Mike's genius is no mere "outsider art" accident – but a thorough investigation of all aspects of the black music business in the 70s! 192 pages, softcover, full color. Book

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✨✧ Marlena ShawGo Away Little Boy – The Columbia Anthology ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge set of work from the mighty Marlena Shaw – one that really documents the new level of genius she hit during her late 70s run at Columbia Records! After cutting some jazzier sides at Cadet in the late 60s, and some super mellow fusion ones at Blue Note in the early 70s, Marlena moved to big fame at Columbia during the mid 70s – working in a righteous smooth soul approach that skated the line between warm romantic ballads and righteous statements of female pride and power. The ultimate example of this is her fantastic remake of "Go Away Little Boy", merged here with the tune "Yu Ma", into a 7 minute track that has a sublime monologue in the middle – one in which Marlena accuses her man of hiding behind his heritage to not get down to business at a day to day level! Other tracks show Marlena as one of the most expressive, most together women in soul during the 70s – and the package features 28 tracks in all, including some rare single cuts too. Titles include "Yu-Ma/Go Away Little Boy", "The Writing's On The Wall", "No Deposit No Return", "Places", "Theme From Looking For Mr Goodbar", "I Thank You", "Touch Me In The Morning (rmx)", "It Was A Very Good Year/I'm A Foster Child", "I Think I'll Tell Him", "Sweet Beginnings", "More", "Pictures & Memories", "Moonrise", "Dreamin", "Rhythm Of Love", "Look At Me Look At You", "Shaw Biz/Suddenly It's How I Like To Feel/Shaw Biz", "I'll Be Your Friend", "Mama Tried", and "Walk Softly". CD

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✨✧ Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonStep Into Our Life/Prime Time ... CD
Polydor/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1980. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Talk about a meeting of the minds – a pair of ultra-amazing classics from the team of Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson – back to back in a single set! At the time of Step Into Our Life, Henderson & Ayers were probably the biggest names in the jazz funk business – both with a smooth soulful style that was pushing the genre onto whole new levels, while still keeping firm roots in jazz – a rare blend that few other artists could handle this well! This initial debut from the pair seems to be much more dominated by the spirit of Roy Ayers' work at the time – particularly the mellow jazzed up work he was laying down on albums like Vibrations and You Send Me – a wicked sound that's rooted in modern soul modes, but filled with plenty of warm jazz elements too. The album's got wonderful vibes and electric piano from Roy – and tracks include "Step Into Our Life", "Lovers Should Always Be Together", "No Deposit No Return", "Ooh Baby", and "For Real". Prime Time is a funky classic from the team of Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson – both at the top of their game here, and effortlessly mixing together jazz, funk, and soul! The record really seems to embrace the best of both artists' styles – some of the bassy groovers that Wayne did so well himself, and while producing for other artists – and those snakey, soulful numbers that we love so much in the late 70s work from Roy Ayers – ultra-sophisticated, but still plenty darn grooving – and some of the most sensual soul you'll ever hope to hear. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Weekend Lover", "Thank You Thank You", "Can You Dance", "It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind", "You Make Me Feel Like Rockin With Ya", "Have Your Way", and "Million Dollar Baby". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Billie HolidayAin't Nobody's Business If I Do (4LP Box Set) ... LP
CBS, 1975. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing, includes the booklet. Box has split corners.)

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✨✧ MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3 ... LP
Vee Jay, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time. Who cares, though, because this album is a gem, and it grooves along mightily from top to bottom. Strozier and Mabern are fantastic, and they bring a unique soul jazz approach from their native Memphis into play with the firey Chicago rhythm of Cranshaw and Perkins. Five tracks: "Sleepy", "Brother Spike", "Whiffenpoof Song", "Rochelle" and "Big Hands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a stereo sticker.)

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Pony PoindexterHappy Life of Pony – Pony Poindexter Live At The Domicile Munich ... LP
MPS/Session (Germany), 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
One of Pony Poindexter's rare few recordings, made while he was living overseas in the 60's. Tight live set, with a young Jan Hammer playing piano and organ, and staying in a fairly straight vein. Pony sings a bit, but mostly you get to hear his sweet alto stretching out in long solos – on titles that include "The Theme", "It Ain't Nobody's Business", "Tit Bit", "Wade In The Water", and "Moody's Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(First Session pressing, nice and clean overall. Cover has light wear, and some tape on the top seam.)

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Ike & Tina TurnerSo Fine ... LP
Pompeii, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
A great one from Ike & Tina – recorded for Ike's short-lived Pompeii subsidiary for Atlantic, with a hard heavy sound that's really great, almost a mixture of the duo's Sue sides with some of Atlantic's southern soul from the same time. Titles include "Too Hot To Hold", "Bet'Cha Can't Kiss Me", "Ain't Nobody's Business", "I Better Get Ta Steppin", "So Fine", "We Need An Understanding", and "A Fool In Love". Plus, this one's got a fantastic cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a split bottom seam and a strip of clear tape on the top seam.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon ... LP
Crown, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $16.99
Fantastic material from Jimmy Witherspoon – that sublime mix of blues and jazz that really set him apart from the rest! Titles include "Failing By Degrees", "Big Fine Girl", "Have A Ball", "Fickle Woman", "Sweet Lovin Baby", and "Ain't Nobody's Business". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Windy City classic – from Vee Jay Records! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass! Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time – a killer little group that was almost a Chicago secret back in the day, but one that's well worth discovering if you've got any sort of a love for hardbop or soul jazz! This oft-overlooked gem is one of the best hardbop albums to ever come out of Chicago, and it's got some great originals by Mabern – like "Richie's Dilemma" and "Make Everybody Happy" – plus a nice version of Booker Little's "Sweet Silver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny ClarkeJah Jah We Pray ... CD
Kingston Sounds/Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice batch of Johnny Clarke numbers for producer Bunny Striker Lee – one of the most versatile voices in Jamaican music from the 70s onward – and this compilation focuses on the stellar mid 70s period with Bunny! The classic flying cymbal sound is in full effect on may of these numbers, as are Johnny's soulful voice. His best known records of the period are classic, and this set does a nice job of looking past the obvious hits! Includes "Nobodies Business", "Play Play Girl", "Judge Not A Man", "You Pray", "Give The Right", "You Have Caught Me Baby", "This Old Heart Of Mine", "Stealing, Stealing", "Build My Heart Around You", "Rastaman", "My Desire" and more. 2 bonus tracks on the CD: "Do It Right" and "Since I Fell For You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Junior ParkerLove Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On (aka Outside Man) ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest albums ever from Junior Parker – a great little set that shows he had a lot more to offer than just the average bluesman! The album's got a nice little soul sound in the backings – tight rhythms from Horace Ott, who nicely avoids a lot of the cliches that the blues business was hitting at the time – in order to keep Junior in hip territory that's filled with breaking drums and heavy basslines! There's a few key crossover tracks here, plus some surprisingly sweeter numbers – and the album's a gem through and through – well-appreciated by new generations over the years, thanks to its diversity of tracks! Titles include a great break version of "Taxman" – plus two more Beatles numbers, "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Lady Madonna" – and the tracks "Outside Man", "Darling Depend On Me", "You Know I Love You", "River's Invitation", and "Just To Hold My Hand". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsUnfinished Business ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
There's nothing unfinished about this business – as The Blackbyrds are at the top of their game here – working in a sweet blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all produced to perfection by their mentor Donald Byrd! The groove is quite similar to some of Byrd's best from the time – a bit fuller than the first few records by The Blackbyrds, thanks to the addition of larger horns – and put together in ways that really has them soaring towards the skies on waves or righteous soul! There's vocals on most tracks, but they really take equal place next to the group's wonderful instrumentation – especially the heady keyboards of the mighty Kevin Toney, still a key member of the combo at this point. Titles include "Party Land", "In Life", "Time Is Movin", "Lady", and "You've Got That Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Prince PaulPolitics Of Business ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2003. Used ... $2.99
Prince Paul returns to the hard-hitting, ambitious narrative format of his great Prince Among Thieves LP with this all star effort that features Guru, Masta Ace, Trugoy, Planet Asia, the Beatnuts, Chuck D, Ice T, Jean Grae, Premier, Kardinal Official, Erick Sermon, Sly Boogie, MF Doom, comedians Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock, and others. This time the story line covers the life span of a hip hop record, and the hard truths of a life in the business. The incisively satirical skits that Paul's famous for (he's one of the VERY few cats that can actually pull those things off, possibly because he hires actual comics to play them out) are here in abundance, and so are the darker-edged, lean & popping beats and surprising samples that he does so incredibly well! Another great piece of work from one of the most innovative producers of the last couple of decades. Lots of tracks and skits including "Make Room", "So What", "The Drive By", "Politics Of The Business", "What I Need" and more. Dialogue sample: "C'mon Paul, this is backpacking music. We'll be lucky if we can go double wood with this $h!t. Take back these wackass records and bring me something I can sell!" Highly recommended! CD

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Sue RaneyNew & Now! ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A beautiful little session from vocalist Sue Raney – and a bit of a departure from her earlier work for Capitol! The style here is a bit more groovy than before – lightly dancing around with some larger backings from Billy Byers – jazz-styled, but handled with a few nice mod touches from time to time, especially in the selection of the tunes. Sue's a bit more mature here as well – not as fragile as before, but still with a sound that's as sweetly sexy as it is swinging. Even more importantly, the production seems to have the vocals slightly echoed out – almost overdubbed – in a mode that creates a Brasil 66 swirl to the best numbers on the session, which is really great! Titles include "Open For Business As Usual", "I Stayed Too Long At The Fair", "Groovin", "Once Was A Time I Thought", "Holiday For Strings", and "Where's The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Nolan Strong & The DiablosMind Over Matter ... LP
Fortune, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Classic Detroit doo wop, by a group led by one of the most amazing voices in the business. Lots of the classics are here, with a dozen tracks in all, including "Mind Over Matter", "Village Of Love", "Welcome", "Al Coochie", "Harriette It's You", "You Are Love", "Are You Sincere", "Can't We Talk It Over", "I Really Love You" and "Everything They Said Came True". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has some wear with tape along the opening.)

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Super Lover Cee & Casanova RudDo The James (voc, dub, inst, dope inst) (Citi-Beat) ... 12-inch
Citi-Beat, 1987. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the great Super Lover Cee & Casanova singles they recorded with Paul C, recorded not long after the classic "Super Casanova" single. Their tribute to the hardest working man in show business, using loads of JB samples, about a new dance called the "James Brown." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – documenting a reggae scene that had grown to be as important as Kingston by that time – thanks to trans-Atlantic flows of vinyl, and a fair bit of immigration from the West Indies too! The music here is strongly in the styles that really exploded in London during the stretch – and early digital dancehall material is offset by sharp-edged jungle rhythms, and warmed up by some lover's rock too – but always with a quality that's earthy, and very close to the streets. The label was run out of the basement of the Dub Vendor record store, which gave them a great ear for changes in sound and styles – and they've got a fascinating story that's fully documented here in the notes, in best Soul Jazz fashion. Titles include "Let's Dub It Up" by Dee Sharp, "Dance Pon De Corner" by Papa Face featuring Red Man, "Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain rmx)" by Poison Chang, "Wikkeda" by General Levy & Hard N Pure, "Played By This Ya Sound" by Bunny General, "You're Nicked" by Laurel & Hardy, "Rising To The Top" by Dee Sharp, "To The Bump" by Papa Face & Bionic Rhona, "As You See It" by Cutty Ranks, "Bubble With I" by Asher Senator, "Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ rap mix)" by Top Cat, "DJ Business" by Papa San, "You'll Never Need Somebody" by Janice Walker, "DJ Jamboree" by Papa Face with Keith Douglas, "Heat" by General Levy, and "Sweet Soul Rocking" by Carlton Lewis. CD

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✨✧ VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – documenting a reggae scene that had grown to be as important as Kingston by that time – thanks to trans-Atlantic flows of vinyl, and a fair bit of immigration from the West Indies too! The music here is strongly in the styles that really exploded in London during the stretch – and early digital dancehall material is offset by sharp-edged jungle rhythms, and warmed up by some lover's rock too – but always with a quality that's earthy, and very close to the streets. The label was run out of the basement of the Dub Vendor record store, which gave them a great ear for changes in sound and styles – and they've got a fascinating story that's fully documented here in the notes, in best Soul Jazz fashion. Titles include "Let's Dub It Up" by Dee Sharp, "Dance Pon De Corner" by Papa Face featuring Red Man, "Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain rmx)" by Poison Chang, "Wikkeda" by General Levy & Hard N Pure, "Played By This Ya Sound" by Bunny General, "You're Nicked" by Laurel & Hardy, "Rising To The Top" by Dee Sharp, "To The Bump" by Papa Face & Bionic Rhona, "As You See It" by Cutty Ranks, "Bubble With I" by Asher Senator, "Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ rap mix)" by Top Cat, "DJ Business" by Papa San, "You'll Never Need Somebody" by Janice Walker, "DJ Jamboree" by Papa Face with Keith Douglas, "Heat" by General Levy, and "Sweet Soul Rocking" by Carlton Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Keith Mansfield/Alan Hawkshaw/David SnellBig Business/Wind Of Change – KPM 1124 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A double-barreled gem from the UK sound library world of the 70s – two different themes, both of them groovy! Side one features Big Business numbers by Keith Mansfield – not industrial themes, but the kind of slinky, jazzy material that would have been perfect for that world where 70s businessmen were letting their hair get a big shaggy, loosening their ties, and starting to mix a bit of weed with their afternoon cocktails! There's loads of great electric touches – some might nice basslines, riffing guitars, and keyboards – all topped with nicely colorful horns – and titles include "Clean Air", "Tycoon", "Hot Property", "Whistle Stop Tour", "Power Complex", and "Sleeping Giant (parts 1 & 2)". Mansfield handles most of side two – with some help from Alan Hawkshaw and David Snell – and the theme is Wind Of Change, a set of bold statements for the modern documentary film! The music is often a bit brassier, but has some nicely groovy moments – and titles include "Motorail Express", "Road & Rail", "Quality Fair", "Summer Location", and "World In Action". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleyJapanese Concerts (Nippon Soul plus unreleased bonus tracks) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
A nice double LP expanding on Cannonball's swingin' Japanese concert set issued as Nippon Soul, adding dates from the same concert tour. Featuring one of Cannonball's best groups from the 60's, with Joe Zawinul on piano, brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums, and adding Yusef Lateef, who does some excellent reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe – and who's playing at this point with that great mix of soul jazz and out-sounds that he was cooking up at the time. With the half dozen tunes from the original issue, including an excellent 12 minute reading of Lateef's "Brother John", pls "Tengo Tango", "Come Sunday", "The Weaver", "Easy To Love" and "Nippon Soul", plus the additional numbers 'Work Song", "Autumn Leaves", "Dizzy's Business", "Primitivo" and "Jive Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly stained corner with a bit of flaking, and highlighter on the liner notes inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Laurie AllynParadise ... CD
Mode/VSOP, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant work by a singer we know little about – but who really sparkles on this session! Singer Laurie Allyn was making something of a name for herself on the Chicago scene of the mid 50s when she was courted by Mode Records, and brought to LA for this rare studio session – but unfortunately the label went out of business not long after the tunes were recorded, and the album never saw the light of day at the time! The quality of the music is tremendous – higher than even the other Mode vocal sessions, and done with a depth and feeling that we'd rank with a rare few others from the 50s. Marty Paich handled arrangements on the record, and Laurie's backed by a core group that includes Al Viola, Red Mitchell, Mel Lewis, and Paich – plus larger horns and additional strings on a number of tracks. And although we always appreciate Paich's arrangements, the charm here is mostly Laurie's own – as she sings with a sultry sensitivity to the material that really transforms the familiar tunes into deeply personal statements. That quality's a rare one, even for a well-known singer – and we're extra happy that this great session's finally seen the light of day at last! Titles include "Easy Living", "You're So Bad For Me", "You Go To My Head", "All I Need Is You", "Paradise", "Take Me In Your Arms", and "That's What A Woman Is For". CD

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Will BernardOut & About ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A mighty impressive set from guitarist Will Bernard – our hands down favorite of his work as a leader to to date – and an all originals session with a remarkable stylistic range! Our ears perked up from the opening seconds, thanks to the elegant take on jazz funk of the opener "Happy Belated" – which has this perfect balance of insistent groove and spontaneous energy – facets that hold true throughout! As stated, there's a stylistic breadth here that keeps the vibe fresh from track-to-track – it's not all funk-steeped – with some laidback and melodic moments, along with faster, more energetic material. Each player has ample space to shine, including the excellent Brian Charette on organ, John Ellis on sax, Ben Allison on bass, and Allison Miller on drums. Titles include "Not Too Fancy", "Next Guest", "Habenera", "Homeward Bound", "Suggested Reading", "Full Sweep", "Out And About", "Redwood (Business Casual)", "Homebody" and "Pan Seared". CD

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BlackbyrdsHappy Music – The Best Of The Blackbyrds ... CD
Fantasy, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
Sublime funk by one of the greatest combos of the 70s – the mighty mighty Blackbyrds, a group who first came to prominence under the guidance of Donald Byrd, but quickly showed they had plenty to offer on their own! Back in the day, the sound of The Blackbyrds was really the sound of Fantasy Records – a newly sophisticated approach to jazz funk, helped out by Byrd and the Mizell Brothers – and fused into a groove that was hip, tight, but never too slick or smooth. The balance of instrumentation here is really amazing – sharp-edged playing like the best indie funk, but brought up to a level of perfection in the studio to match the advances going on at CTI, Kudu, or Blue Note. The collection does a great job of mixing the group's classics with some under-appreciated album gems – and it also features the previously unreleased tune "Feel Like A Kid" – alongside other numbers that include "Rock Creek Park", "Unfinished Business", "Do It Fluid", "One Eye Two Step", "Supernatural Feeling", "Walking In Rhythm", "Mysterious Vibes", "Enter In", "Gut Level", "Reggins", "Blackbyrds Theme", and "Hot Day Today". CD

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Charles BradleyBlack Velvet (limited edition box set with bonus EP, slipmat & book) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – in that there's some cuts here that were singles, mixed with unissued songs that really show Bradley on top of his game – working strongly with the Menehan Street Band at a level that really has us wanting more! Some of these tunes have a sharply righteous vibe – maybe even more edge than before from Charles – which makes the whole thing not just a completely essential addition to his catalog, but also a way of pointing towards a future that might have been. Titles include "Can't Fight The Feeling", "Luv Jones", "I Feel A Change", "Black Velvet", "Fly Little Girl", "Victim Of Love (electric version)", "Slip Away", and "Heart Of Gold". This version features a heavy velvet box, a business card, a black velvet slipmat, a photo book, inner sleeves – and a bonus EP, with the five bonus tracks "Message From Charles", plus stripped-down mixes of "Loving You Baby", "How Long", "Strictly Reserved For You", and "The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing – with bonus EP, "Black Velvet" slipmack, business card, book and download – all in a black velvet covered box!)

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Katherine A Bussard/Alison Fisher/Greg Foster RiceCity Lost & Found – Capturing New York, Chicago, & Los Angeles – 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Princeton University, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
American cities were going through tremendous changes in the 60s and 70s – changes that not only had an impact on local citizens, businesses, and municipal forces – but also on the art community as well! This book showcases a tremendous response to urban upheaval by artists in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles – presenting images of artworks created during the decades, and also photographic documents of performances, demonstrations, and other creative activities – sometimes juxtaposed against mainstream media, and balanced with a huge amount of text by the authors. The range of material in here is tremendous – the Chicago section alone is mindblowing – and the book also features contributions from other writers who include Paula Massood, Josh Glick, Eric Avila, Max Page, Leslie Wilson, and others. The book is 271 pages, with color and black and white images throughout – and was done in collaboration with the Princeton Art museum. Book

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Danger Mouse feat Jemini The Gifted OneGhetto Pop Life ... CD
Lex, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Beat architect Danger Mouse and MC Jemini pair off for Ghetto Pop Life – a pretty solid full length that's actually getting the notice it deserves, thanks to DM's much celebrated Grey Album. Prince Po, Cee Lo, Alkaholiks, J-Zone and Pharcyde (who's Delicious Vinyl sound is a clear influence on Mouse) all make appearances. Tracks include "Ghetto Pop Life", "Omega Supreme", "What You Sittin' On", "Take Care Of Business", "Yoo-Hoo", "Bush Boys" (one of the best anti-Bush regime tracks we've heard) and more. CD

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✨✧ EdenEden ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
If Adam's Eden was this groovy, he might not have gotten into trouble with Eve, the apple, and all of that other business! This Eden's a French Canadian group from the 70s – and one that's got a wonderfully proggy sound – super-strong drums, long-spinning keyboards, and criss-crossing guitar lines that get occasional vocal support – but which are more than comfortable enough here working on long instrumental passages, of the type that put this record tight next to some of the best Italian prog classics of the 70s. Vocals are by Jean-Bernard Borja, but only feature on a few of the songs – leaving plenty of room for instrumental magic on cuts that include "Intuition", "La Foret", "Allias", "La Ballerine Musclee", "Transe", and a nice take on Faure's "Pavane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Shirley EllisThree Six Nine – The Best Of Shirley Ellis ... CD
Congress/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Hard-romping soul from the great Shirley Ellis – a singer most folks know for a single crossover hit – but an artist who's got a hell of a lot more to offer than just that novelty number! This excellent package is a long-overdue look at one of the queens of raw soul in the 60s – a singer who could belt it out with a hell of an edge, even when the music was moving at a mighty fast clip – which it does often here, as Shirley works with superb guidance from arranger Lincoln Chase – whose ears for a groove are outstanding at this point in his career! The package brings together early singles for the Congress label, plus even more obscure work a few years later for Columbia Records – and as always with Ace, the whole presentation is wonderful – light years away from just a simple greatest hits or public domain package. Titles include "The Nitty Gritty", "Bring It On Home To Me", "Get Out", "Takin Care Of Business", "The Clapping Song", "Sugar Let's Shing A Ling", "Back Track", "Yes I'm Ready", "Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife", "You Better Be Good World", "Ka Ta Ga Ta Boom Beat", "The Name Game", "I Never Will Forget", "Such A Night", "That's What The Nitty Gritty Is", and "One Sour Note". CD

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Extra BallGo Ahead ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... $28.99
A strange name but an excellent group – one headed up by guitarist Jaroslaw Smietana, playing here with a free-flowing vibe we really like! The album's got kind of a modal approach to fusion overall – one that's never overly jamming, and more concerned with the rhythmic progression of the tracks – making it a super-appealing album to our groove-tuned ears. Instrumentation includes a fair bit of electric keys alongside the guitar lines, plus trumpet, trombone, and some nicely soaring reed work on tenor, soprano, and flute. There's a great structure to the album too, one that really keeps things fresh – as longer tracks are juxtaposed with shorter numbers that set the mood from tune to tune, making for a well-rounded album that has a tremendous amount of depth. Titles include "Krakowski Festiwal Jazzowy", "Go Ahead", "Naima", "Airport", "Sepia", "Gwiazdka Dla Ewy", "Current Business", and "A Tightrope Performance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jonathan GouldOtis Redding – An Unfinished Life (hardcover) ... Book
Crown Archetype, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
A huge book on the too-short, but very tremendous life and music of Otis Redding – a man who definitely lived an unfinished life, given that he died tragically in 1968 – but also had a chance to forever shape the sound of soul music in the space of less than a decade! The author takes a very deep dig into Otis' life – with access to never-tapped sources, family materials, and more – and provides a huge overview on all the many things that made Redding so special – not just the recordings, which we've loved for years – but also the way he handled himself and his business, and his never-ending energy to reach out to new audiences for his sound. The book is hardcover, 533 pages, and includes a few black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $4.99
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Early CBS pressing.)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto/Big Blues/Studio Trieste ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
3 great CTI records from Jim Hall – including work with Art Farmer, Chet Baker & Hubert Laws – in a great 2CD set! Concierto is one Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues" and 5 bonus tracks including "Rock Skippin'", "Unfinished Business" plus a few alternate takes of album tracks. Big Blues is sweet and subtle genius from Art Farmer and Jim Hall – in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the electric funk of other CTI records, but has a similar sense of space, sound, and rhythm overall – proof that the label's groundbreaking approach didn't always have to be electrified! Tracks are quite long, and the two leaders effortlessly craft notes that magically hang in space with an airily soulful feel. Titles include wonderfully reworked versions of "Whisper Not", "A Child Is Born", and "Pavane For A Dead Princess". Studio Trieste is great later date with Chet Baker & Hubert Laws! The session's a larger group effort headed up by Don Sebesky, and featuring key solos by Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Hubert Laws – all of whom get plenty of room to do their thing on the album's longer tracks! Other players include Kenny Barron, Jack Wilkins, Jorge Dalto, George Mraz, and Steve Gadd – plus bit of added percussion – and although the group is large, the overall sound is relatively lean – spacious and airy, in keeping with Baker's best moments on records like these, and always sensitive enough to let Hall's gentle work on the strings of his guitar shine through nicely! Titles include "Malaguena", "Django", "Swan Lake", and "All Blues". CD

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✨✧ Mississippi John HurtWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Rare recordings of delta blues legend Mississippi John Hurt – captured solo and beautifully well on 3 dates in late 1964, recorded by Gene Rosenthal – with Hurt's distinctive way of a somehow gentle melodic acoustic blues guitar sound, coming from hard-strummed and plucked strings as unvarnished and amazing as can be – and a way with vocals that's just as unique and wonderful! It's got the intimacy of the best field recordings, but the sound quality and John's voice and guitar are in such fine form here, it feels "big" despite being as raw and real as can be. Includes "Slidin' Delta", "Louis Collins", "Staggerlee", "Monday Mornin' Blues", "Comin' Home", "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor", "You Can't Come In", "Joe Turner", "Lonesome Am I", "Trouble Blues", "Nobody's Dirty Business", "Lovin' Spoonful", "Worried Blues" and "Avalon Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesCinema Of Quincy Jones (6CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $34.99
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material, some of which has never been on CD. The package is way more than just a sampler – and includes an album's worth of material from the films The Pawnbroker, Slender Thread, Mirage, The Deadly Affair, In The Heat Of The Night, In Cold Blood, Walk Don't Run, The Italian Job, Lost Man, and John & Mary – plus two versions of the love theme from The Getaway, and a bonus CD with 18 tracks – titled Q's highlights, and featuring tracks from his Mercury records – plus more by Billy Preston, Arthur Prysock, Bill Cosby, Shirley Horn, Letta Mbulu, Toots Thielemans, and others. Even features the "Sanford & Son" and "Ironside" themes! CD

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KwickKwick ... LP
EMI, 1980. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Sweet 80s groove from Kwick – a quartet who were once known as The Newcomers, and recorded some Memphis singles for Stax – but who here reemerge more than fully-formed – leaping into the new decade with an amazingly rich sound! Given the group's previous work, the vocals here are really wonderful – trained on old school harmony modes, and refitted to some more contemporary rhythms – yet all in a way that never loses the depth that made them so great in the first place. Although never super-huge, the group have a quality level that rivals the best of their contemporaries in this mode from the time – making this debut a stone gem to rival the best from acts like Switch or Tavares. Titles include "I Want To Dance With You", "Can't Help Myself", "Serious Business", "Let This Moment Be Forever", and "Tonight Is The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Horace SilverTotal Response – United States Of Mind Phase 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
Horace Silver at his most righteous – stepping out here in the amazing Phase 2 of his United States Of The Mind series – with some heavy vocals from the great Andy Bey! The grooves are more complicated than Silver was laying down a few years before – yet still equally soulful – and in addition to vocals by Bey, and his sister Salome, the group also features Silver on electric piano, plus Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet & fluegelhorn, Harold Vick on tenor sax, and Bob Cranshaw on bass, Richie Resnicoff on guitar and Mickey Roker on drums – a sweet little combo who really open up with a hip, righteous groove! The titles probably give more information about the tracks than we ever could, and include "Acid, Pot, Or Pills", "Soul Searchin", "What Kind Of Animal Am I", "I've Had A Little Talk", and "Big Business". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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Michael SmallKlute – Original Soundtrack ... LP
WS, 1978. Near Mint- ... $219.99
A genius soundtrack by Michael Small – not really a household name in the soundtrack business, but a composer we've always loved for this early 70s masterpiece! The music is an amazing mix of spare stripped-down instrumental passages, plus heavier, fuzzier, funked-up ones – all nicely offset to match the incredible mood and style of the original film! Some tracks have an eerie disembodied voice running through them, while cool keyboards and basslines throb underneath – others are more straight-ahead groovy, with a heavier drum sound that's right on the cusp of mellow soundtrack funk. The whole thing's great – a real standout that's finally getting its due – and tracks include "Bree's Abandon", "Rooftop Intruder", "The Tape", "Checking Leads", "Lounge Music", "Club Scene", "The Watcher", "Cable's End", and "Leaving The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear, some splitting in the spine, and light aging on back.)

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Tower Of PowerYou Ought To Be Havin Fun – The Columbia/Epic Anthology ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Mid 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Two slices of work from Tower Of Power – both recorded for Sony/CBS, but with over a decade between them! First up, the set presents 19 killer cuts from the Columbia Records years of Tower Of Power – a time when the group moved away from Warner Brothers, where they were maybe losing a little steam – and forged this fantastic sense of soul that was missing from some of their earlier records! At the start, TOP were a rock-solid funk act – but here, they also bring a stronger soul approach to their vocals and songwriting – in a way that mixes their always-sharp instrumentation with a deeper, more developed vibe – super-strong material that sometimes doesn't always get its due. The set brings together Columbia tracks from albums, singles, and even some b-sides – with tracks that include "You Ought To Be Havin Fun", "Am I A Fool", "Lovin You Is Gonna See Me Thru", "Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now", "Because I Think The World Of You", "We Came To Play", "Love Bug", "While We Went To The Moon", "Somewhere Down The Road", "Deal With It", "By Your Side", and "Heaven Must Have Made You". The second half of the package features tunes the group recorded for Epic Records during the mid 90s – material that was only issued on CD at the time, and which shows TOP to continue the strengths of their earlier years! Some of the cuts go for a retro funk approach, others have a more contemporary soul vibe – and the set features 16 Epic tracks that include "A Little Knowledge", "Recapture The Magic", "Soul With A Capital S", "Please Come Back To Stay", "You", "Rhythm & Business", "Come To A Decision", "Undercurrent", "Diggin On James Brown", and "How Could This Happen To Me". CD

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Stanley Turrentine with Shirley ScottNever Let Me Go (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet and soulful early work from Stanley Turrentine – one of the few albums he recorded in the early 60s with wife Shirley Scott – then one of the greatest female organ players in the business! The album's got a easy going soul jazz feel that's a lot like the work the pair cut for Prestige – with great organ rhythms from Scott, and some additional conga from Ray Barretto – cooking up the rhythm section a bit more than usual! Titles include "Never Let Me Go", "Sara's Dance", "Trouble", and "Major's Minor" plus the bonus track "They Can't Take That Away From Me". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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Jackie WilsonHigher & Higher ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... About April 26, 2019 (delayed)
A wonderful little album from Jackie Wilson – one that helped him redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by the mid 60s. Elsewhere at Brunswick, though, things were really popping during the time – as Carl Davis was turning the label's Chicago offices into a hotbed of soul, forged in the newer hipper styles of the Chisoul scene. Davis got Wilson into the Chicago scene for this album – had him working with arranger Sonny Sanders and director Gerald Sims – to create a wonderful batch of strident soul tunes that perfectly embody the loping Chisoul groove that was Davis' real legacy in soul music during the 60s. The prime example of this is the title cut "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" – which became a runaway hit that put Wilson back on the map I the soul business. The rest of the album's just as great, though, and includes loads of solid numbers like "Soulville", "I've Lost You", "Those Heartaches", and "I'm The One To Do It". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBest Of Loma Records – The Rise And Fall Of A 1960's Soul Label ... CD
Warner, Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Nice one! This great compilation of tracks from the legendary Loma label is graced by a great set of notes, discographical information, and 50 lost tracks of hard soul from one of the most overlooked and underreissued labels in the business. Cuts include "Roll With The Punches" by Lonnie Youngblood, "God Bless My Girl" by Ben Aiken, "But It's Alright" by J.J. Jackson, "Soul Jerk (parts 1 & 2)" by Bobby Bennett, "Stay With Me" by Lorraine Ellison, "I Paid For The Party" by The Enchanters, "Heart Full Of Love" by The Invincibles, "Get In The Groove" by The Mighty Hannibal, and more by Linda Jones, Mary Lee Whitney, Roy Redmond, The Olympics, Baby Lloyd, The Apollas, The Marvellos, and Ike & Tina Turner! CD
(Out of print, tray card has a small cutout notch through spine.)

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VariousState Of The Union – The American Dream 1967 to 1973 – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A great look at the changing tone on the American scene at the end of the 60s – that moment when Vietnam, social unrest, and many other problems weighed heavily on the country's consciousness – and made their presence manifest in all sorts of pop music as well! We're not talking about the familiar sounds of the Woodstock generation – but instead more mainstream artists who had never touched on politics or social issues before – but suddenly found themselves singing alongside the underground about the bigger problems of the day. This package is a superb look at that moment – put together by the team who've given us the great English Weather and Paris In The Spring collections for Ace – with the same care for choice of tracks, and a wealth of wonderful notes that really get at the nature of these unusual tunes. Titles include "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" by Elvis Presley, "Wine In The Wind" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Paint Me Black Angels" by Eartha Kitt, "This Crazy World" by Paul Anka, "Questions" by Bobby Darin, "Do You Believe This Town" by Dean Martin, "Cardboard California" by Buddy Greco, "Cherrystones" by Eugene McDaniels, "Save The Children" by Teresa Brewer, "Welfare Hero" by Johnny Tillotson, "What Do We Do With The World" by Bing Crosby, "4th Of July" by The Beach Boys, "Mr Businessman" by Ray Stevens, "Paint America Love" by Lou Christie, "Hitchhiker" by The Four Preps, "Brand New Day" by Della Reese, "Saturday's Father" by The 4 Seasons, and "Southbound Jericho Parkway" by Roy Orbison. CD

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VariousWants List 4 – The Return Of The Soulful Rare Grooves ... LP
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Sealed 2LP ... $16.99
A fantastic collection of mellow 70s soul – one that's even better than you might guess from the cover or title! The tracks here are all pretty rare – hence the "wants list" title – but even more than that, they're a spectacular example of the best sort of sophisticated, mature soul music that took roots in the 70s – tracks that are well put-together, but never in a slick or commercial way – and which have an approach to the groove that's nicely laidback, and quite far from both chart soul or dancefloor material. If you know the 70s work by Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson, you'll find lots of material here in very similar territory – and titles include "These Memories" by Almeta Latimore, "Now That I Have You" by Tommy McGee, "It's So Real" by McArthur, "Trust In Me" by Natural High, "We Go Back A Ways" by The Impressions, "Black Cream" by Harold Wheeler, "Lightin Up" by Ty Karim, "You Got Your Hold On Me" by Mary Clark, "Don't Shut Me Out" by Bobby Wilson, "Deal With That (strings version)" by Dee Edwards, "If I Can't Have Your Love" by Jocelyn Brown, "A Love Of Your Own" by The Ebonys, "Let's Get Down To Business" by Pat Lundy, "I Don't Want To Leave You" by Debbie Taylor, "Give Him Up" by The Manhattans, and "I Want Sunday Back Again" by Maxine Weldon. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Concierto ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Gene HarrisNexus (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little solo set from Gene Harris – and a perfect example of that magical time after he'd left the Three Sounds, but hadn't yet hit the more standard styles of later years – a period when Harris was really experimenting with a wide range of keyboards and sounds! The set has arranger Jerry Peters weighing in – bringing some of his own quirky touches into play with Gene's wonderful work on keyboards – which includes plenty of Fender Rhodes and moog, as well as other keys of the time too. Funky titles include "Koko & Lee Rose", "Funky Business", "Rushin Roulette", "HRD (Boogie)", and "Gettin Down Country" – and the set's got a great mellow moody soul track called "Prayer 76", with a bit of a Roy Ayers feel. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James MasonRhythm Of Life ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever – and every track is a masterpiece! The album was originally cut for the tiny Chiaroscuro label in 1977 – and it's got a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – soaring, soulful, jazzy, and righteous – wrapped up in a blend that's never been done this perfectly again! James Mason's a player who's know for a bit of keyboard work with other artists – but here, he's really working as a collective power – bringing together a brilliant ensemble that work as one to hit some sublime sounds – much in the way that Roy Ayers could work some key magic with his groups at the same time, but with a vibe that's very different too. Players include Ayers associates Justo Almario on saxes and Philip Woo on piano – and a young Narada Michael Walden adds some excellent drums to the record – a lot more powerful and funky than on most of his own albums! Lead vocals are by Clarice Taylor – who's got this unique voice that really makes the record – proud, but sensitive at the same time too – and Mason plays lots of Fender Rhodes, polymoog, Arp, and a bit of guitar. Titles include the breakbeat classic "Funny Girl", the monster groover "Sweet Power Your Embrace", the funky "Slick City", and the massive "Free" – but every cut's a winner, and others include "Mbewe", "Rhythm Of Life", and "Dreams". This is the kind of album that makes us proud to be in business! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Horace SilverTotal Response – United States Of Mind Phase 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Horace Silver at his most righteous – stepping out here in the amazing Phase 2 of his United States Of The Mind series – with some heavy vocals from the great Andy Bey! The grooves are more complicated than Silver was laying down a few years before – yet still equally soulful – and in addition to vocals by Bey, and his sister Salome, the group also features Silver on electric piano, plus Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet & fluegelhorn, Harold Vick on tenor sax, and Bob Cranshaw on bass, Richie Resnicoff on guitar and Mickey Roker on drums – a sweet little combo who really open up with a hip, righteous groove! The titles probably give more information about the tracks than we ever could, and include "Acid, Pot, Or Pills", "Soul Searchin", "What Kind Of Animal Am I", "I've Had A Little Talk", and "Big Business". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has edge wear, taped seams, and some marker inside the gatefold.)
Also available Total Response – United States Of Mind Phase 2 ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Thes One/Herb PilhoferLifestyle Marketing/Music That Works ... CD
Wax Orchard/Tres, 2007. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible journey into adventurous instrumental beatcraft from Thes One of People Under The Stairs – plus a colorful collection of 70s style commercial jingles/sound library style grooves from composer Herb Pilhofer! Life Style Marketing is a 2CD package that includes Thes One's leftfield, period advert inspired hip hop instrumentals – plus a CD of Pilfhofer's specific grooves that serve as a springboard! Lifestyle Marketing must be the most ambitious hip hop instros project we've come across in a while – not only to be commended for the novel approach, but also simply for the fact that it's a funky good time. German born, Minneapolis based Pilhofer made funky commercial music in the late 60s & 70s for local businesses as well as major concerns like Pam Am airlines and Bell companies – with trippy electronics, funky drums and synth tones, and moddish instrumental touches – really amazing stuff that's bursting with a life of its own! Thes One builds a modern, but timeless hip hop beat record from Pilhofer's pieces and his own flavor, a wonderful step away from the fun, feel good hip hop of PUTS, to say the least. A near classic that we didn't even see coming! Disc 1 (Thes One) includes the tracks "Gate City Saving And Loan", "Northwestern Bell", "Target", "Hy-Vee", "Hart Ski", "Grain Belt Beer", "Bobcat", "Cheetah", "GBX Malt Liquor", "Cristal Sugar", "Pan-Am 1", "Pan-Am 2" and more. Disc 2 (Herb Pilhofer) includes the tracks "Sound 80 Theme", "Pan-Am Suite", "Hail Cesar", "Montage Juicy", "3M Traffic Control", "76 Trombones", "Montage Bell", "Montage ABC", "Mobius Flip" and more. CD
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✨✧ VariousGroove Merchant Presents ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1970s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Home Come'n" by Lucky Thompson, "Night Glider" by Groove Holmes, "Cakes" by Jeremy Steig, "Sundance" by Chick Corea, "Love Ain't Nothin But A Business" by Junior Parker, "We've Only Just Begun" by O'Donel Levy, "Inner City Blues" by Reuben Wilson, and "Let's Stay Together" by Jimmy McGriff. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto (Original Master Recording) ... CD
CTI/Epic/Mobile Fidelity, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Out of print, SACD pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray Bryant TrioGotta Travel On ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone groover from the great Ray Bryant – one of his brilliant albums for Cadet from the 60s! Ray's soul jazz trio (with Freddie Waits on drums) is augmented by the 2-horn trumpet section he used on some of his other Cadet recordings from the time – trumpet from Snookie Young and flugelhorn from Clark Terry, both of whom really help the album open up from the usual standard soul jazz trio side! The sound is really unique, and the "bottom" of the brass gives his piano a nice deep sound that you wouldn't necessarily expect from the arrangement – almost a bit of a bounce at the bottom, always helping the groove. The record includes a number of nice originals, like "Little Soul Sister", "All Things Are Possible", "Erewhon", and "Monkey Business" – plus versions of "Gotta Travel On" and "Bag's Groove". CD

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✨✧ Extra BallGo Ahead ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strange name but an excellent group – one headed up by guitarist Jaroslaw Smietana, playing here with a free-flowing vibe we really like! The album's got kind of a modal approach to fusion overall – one that's never overly jamming, and more concerned with the rhythmic progression of the tracks – making it a super-appealing album to our groove-tuned ears. Instrumentation includes a fair bit of electric keys alongside the guitar lines, plus trumpet, trombone, and some nicely soaring reed work on tenor, soprano, and flute. There's a great structure to the album too, one that really keeps things fresh – as longer tracks are juxtaposed with shorter numbers that set the mood from tune to tune, making for a well-rounded album that has a tremendous amount of depth. Titles include "Krakowski Festiwal Jazzowy", "Go Ahead", "Naima", "Airport", "Sepia", "Gwiazdka Dla Ewy", "Current Business", and "A Tightrope Performance". CD
Also available Go Ahead ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ VariousDe Manhattan A Saint-Germain Des Pres 1952 to 1962 – Le Jazz Americain A Paris (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
American jazz in Paris – a familiar theme in the postwar years, and one that's presented here in a wealth of overseas recordings that include both musicians from the US and France! The 3CD set is overflowing with the kind of tracks that made the left bank in Paris one of the strongest places for jazz on the other side of the Atlantic – and most of the material here was originally recorded by French labels like Swing, Vogue, Blue Star, or Ducretet Thompson – to take advantage of the appearance of American musicians on the scene. Some tracks here feature French bandleaders showcasing American soloists, but most are recorded under the name of the US musicians themselves – and as with all the Fremeaux packages, there's some great notes and other helpful information with the music. Titles include "Blue Note" by Jay Cameron's International Sax Band, "A Mountain Sunset" by Roy Haynes, "Takin Care Of Business" by Lucky Thompson, "Daniel's Blues" by The Kentonians, "Mac Zootoo" and "Venez Donc Chez Moi" by Henri Renaud, "Toot's Suite" by Zoot Sims, "Record Shop Suey" by Lee Konitz, "Serenade To Sonny" by Art Farmer, "Baby" by Clifford Brown & Gigi Cryce, "Burt's Pad" by Oscar Pettiford, "Escale A Victoria" by Frank Foster, "Thomasia" by Rene Thomas, "Just 40 Bars" by The Herdsmen, "Lazy Things" by Al Cohn & Henri Renaud, "Don't Blame Me" by Sonny Criss, and "Keeping Up With Joney" by Gigi Gryce. CD

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✨✧ VariousState Of The Union – The American Dream 1967 to 1973 – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the changing tone on the American scene at the end of the 60s – that moment when Vietnam, social unrest, and many other problems weighed heavily on the country's consciousness – and made their presence manifest in all sorts of pop music as well! We're not talking about the familiar sounds of the Woodstock generation – but instead more mainstream artists who had never touched on politics or social issues before – but suddenly found themselves singing alongside the underground about the bigger problems of the day. This package is a superb look at that moment – put together by the team who've given us the great English Weather and Paris In The Spring collections for Ace – with the same care for choice of tracks, and a wealth of wonderful notes that really get at the nature of these unusual tunes. Titles include "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" by Elvis Presley, "Wine In The Wind" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Paint Me Black Angels" by Eartha Kitt, "This Crazy World" by Paul Anka, "Questions" by Bobby Darin, "Do You Believe This Town" by Dean Martin, "Cardboard California" by Buddy Greco, "Cherrystones" by Eugene McDaniels, "Save The Children" by Teresa Brewer, "Welfare Hero" by Johnny Tillotson, "What Do We Do With The World" by Bing Crosby, "4th Of July" by The Beach Boys, "Mr Businessman" by Ray Stevens, "Paint America Love" by Lou Christie, "Hitchhiker" by The Four Preps, "Brand New Day" by Della Reese, "Saturday's Father" by The 4 Seasons, and "Southbound Jericho Parkway" by Roy Orbison. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available State Of The Union – The American Dream 1967 to 1973 – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Eugene ChurchVery Best Of Eugene Church ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of work by Eugene Church – a great vocalist from the LA scene of the 50s, and a key link between that city's R&B and early soul recordings! Church sang in a number of great vocal groups, and also recorded for a variety of labels – including King, Class, Modern, and Specialty – all of which are represented here in this wide-ranging collection of work. The CD features a total of 26 tracks in all, supported by great notes on Church's career, recordings, and his amazing voice – and as usual for an Ace collection of this nature, there's also a few previously unreleased tracks! Titles include "Pretty Girls Everywhere", I Ain't Goin For That", "Without Soul", "Jack Of All Trades", "Miami", "The Struttin Kind", "Mind Your Own Business", "Polly", "Geneva", "Light Of The Moon", "Time Has Brought About A Change", "Open Up Your Heart", "Don't Stop Lovin Me", and "I'm Your Taboo Man". CD

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✨✧ Kool KeithKutmasta Kurt Presents – Sex Style Unreleased Archives ... CD
Threshold, Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Unreleased tracks from Kool Keith circa '93 '94 – with beats and production by Kutmasta Kurt, many made in collaboration with Dan The Automator – the genesis of the classic Sex Style record that didn't appear for a couple more years! Kurt's beats are funky bedrock excellence, and Keith's delivery is as dead on perfect as his rhymes are over the top and ridiculous. The sleazy theme wears on your patience after a while, as it did on the official Sex Style – but this is still the work of a couple cats at nearly the top of their game. Titles include "Prepare", "You Know The Game", "Droppin' Seeds", "Why You Frontin'?", "Remember Me?", "Freak It", "Time For Business", "You Get Yours", "Spread 'Em", "Erotic Ride" and more. CD
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Donald ByrdTakin' Care Of Business ... LP
TCB, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
70's issue of one of the Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams sessions for the Warwick label, from the early 60's. The groove is nice and hard, with a very tight, very in-the-pocket sort of sound. A young Herbie Hancock plays piano, and he lays down solos that are a lot more daring, and with a lot more fire, than anything he did on his early Blue Note recordings. With the cuts "Out Of This World", "Day Dreams", "Bird House", and a stellar cover of "Mr. Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ West One OrchestraHow To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Sealed ... $6.99
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✨✧ Jimmy SmithUnfinished Business ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mighty soulful business from the great Jimmy Smith – a set for Mercury Records that updates his sound slightly, yet also hits some classic Hammond lines too! Jimmy plays a bit of acoustic piano and keyboards in addition to his classic organ – and works here in a setting that's tightly arranged, yet mostly small combo – with work from Ray Crawford on guitar, Nolan Phillips on tenor and flute, and added percussion from Buck Clarke and Stephanie Spruill. Rhythms step along nicely in kind of a 70s take on 60s soul jazz modes – leaving lots of room for Jimmy to open up on his solos – but there's also a few other more ambitious moments, including a great take on "Serpentine Fire" arranged by Ronnie Foster – and a warmly wonderful "Stevie" – which is a suite of tracks dedicated to Stevie Wonder. Other titles include "8 Counts For Rita", "Blues For Charlie", "Until It's Time For You To Go", and "Norristown PA". LP, Vinyl record album
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DellsLove Connection ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One thing you have to remember about The Dells – they always sound great! Even here, in later years, their sound is superb – a rich, deep approach to harmonies that's still head and shoulders above most other groups in the business! The production on the set is by Norman Harris and the Harris Machine – and some tracks get a Philly groove on, while others stick in a mellower ballad mode that's completely dominated by the group. Niceness abounds, and titles include "Private Property", "God Helps Those", "Don't Trick Me, Treat Me", "Wasted Tears", and "How Can One Man Be So Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of ChicagoComme A La Radio ... LP
Saravah/Superior Viaduct, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
One of the coolest albums ever recorded – a legendary meeting between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and inventive French singer Brigitte Fontaine! The set was recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, and it perfectly sums up all of the incredible energy bubbling out of the post-68 years – an openness to new music, new ideas, and new forms of expression – presented here in an open, honest way that only the Saravah label could muster! Fontaine's vocals are wonderful – soft-sung and spoken, with a style that's like that of a more artful and poetic Jane Birkin – and the backings from the Art Ensemble are some of their most sensitive ever – very balanced and conscious of sound, in ways that make us wish they'd recorded a lot more like this. There's never a dull moment on the record, and the set is honestly one of the reasons we first got into this business in the first place – the kind of life-changing record that's a real honor for us to stock. Frequent Fontaine partner Areski joins in on a few tracks, and titles include "Comme A La Radio", "L'Ete L'Ete", "Le Brouillard", "Tanka II", "Leo", and "Les Petits Chevaux". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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