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OV WrightI Want Everyone To Know/I'm Gonna Forget About You ... 7-inch
Back Beat, Late 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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OV WrightI'll Take Care Of You/Why Not Give Me A Chance ... 7-inch
Back Beat, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this one – a perfect setting for OV's massive talent, and a great way for him to reach out to a wider audience too! The sound is impeccable – about as classic as you can get for Hi – and titles include a number of great Willie Mitchell originals – including "I Feel Love Growin", "The Time We Have", and "You Gotta Have Love". The set also includes a nice version of "Trying To Live My Life Without You", too! CD

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✨✧ OV WrightBottom Line ... LP
Hi Records, 1978. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Great work from OV Wright – one of the few singers who was still strongly carrying the Hi Records torch at the end of the 70s! Although Wright had sometimes been bluesier in the past, his late 70s Hi sides have a much mellower, mature sort of feel – a ripening of the seeds in his Backbeat label work, taken to nice new heights at Hi in the hands of Willie Mitchell. Mitchell's backings have a feel that's somewhat like his work with Al Green, but OV's style of singing is completely different – not as overtly sexy, but really personal in approach. Titles include "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "A Little More Time", "I Don't Know Why", "No Easy Way To Say Goodbye", "Let's Straighten It Out", and "The Bottom Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ OV WrightLive In Japan ... LP
Hi Records/Victor (Japan), 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
OV Wright at the end of the 70s – working live in front of a very enthusiastic Japanese crowd, and in a groove that's right up their with his best work from earlier in the decade! In fact, there's a rawness here that you won't always find on Wright's other records – great live backing from a cool combo of American players, really rich in Memphis soul elements – and served up with funky touches that really work wonders with OV's presentation of the music. So instead of being a throw-off record for the overseas market, the set's instead a key piece of Wright's catalog at the time – seminal work that really stands strongly next to his studio classics. Titles include "Precious Precious", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", "Love & Happiness", "Eight Men & Four Women", "Into Something", and a great long "Medley" track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s UK pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ OV WrightRhymes/Without You ... 7-inch
Hi Records, 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ OV WrightWright Stuff/Live ... CD
Hi Records/Demon (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 of OV's later Hi recordings – back to back on one CD. The Wright Stuff has OV working in the mellow mode of much later Hi albums – Memphis soul firmly in place, but perhaps a bit more restrained than in earlier years. Some of the fire comes back in the live set, a nicely done record that has OV running through a lot of his classic tunes. There's a total of 20 tracks in all, and titles include "That's How Strong My Love Is", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", "Ace Of Spaces", "Eight Men & Four Women", "Rhymes", "The Time We Have", "The Bottom Line", "I Don't Know Why", "Trying To Live My Life Without You", "Precious Precious", and "Eight Men & Four Women". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episodes 1, 2, & 3 (3CD set) ... CD
Because/Import (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $20.99
A special 3CD collection – one that brings together the first three volumes of Shaolin Soul – a great series inspired by the inventive approach the Wu-Tang Clan brought to the world of hip hop samples – that great sense of sound that had them going for tunes that had way more to offer than just a funky drum break! Instead, these classic soul tracks are overflowing with amazing musical elements – not just the great vocals of the singers or amazing energy of the grooves – but also some instrumental and production twists that really keep things interesting – and which have always made this series a standout. The set features 62 tracks in all – and titles include "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins, "I Hear The Love Chimes" by Syl Johnson, "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" by Ann Peebles, "It's Over" by Eddie Holman, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackson 5, "Honey Bee" by The New Birth, "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory, "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" by The Mad Lads, "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, "Why Marry" by The Sweet Inspirations, "You're Getting Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Come Go With Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green, "I'm His Wife" by Ann Sexton, "Takin It" by The Rimshots, "Gypsy Woman" by The Persuasions, "You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" by Bobby Bland, "Groovin On My Baby's Love" by Freddie Waters, "How Can You Say Goodbye" by Sidney Joe Qualls, "If" by Jackie Moore, "Creation (epilogue)" by Jimmy Castor, "Tune Up" by The Dramatics, "It Ain't Long Enough" by Judy Clay, "Mercy Mercy Mercy" by Willie Mitchell, "In My Heart" by Barbara & The Browns, and "Hang On Sloopy (single version)" by David Porter. CD

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VariousSoul Shots Vol 11 – More Ballads – I Wake Up Crying ... LP
Rhino, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great work from Jay Wiggins, Toussaint McCall, Spyder Turner, McKinley Mitchell, OV Wright, Howard Tate, The Dells, Gloria Walker, The Knight Brothers, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSweet Soul Music 1967 – 30 Scorching Classics ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 60s – but also done with a full color booklet that's over 60 pages long – filled with track-by-track notes on the tunes, and filled with great photos, images, and historical data! The whole thing's a perfect soul music time capsule – with the depth of production that we've always loved in Bear Family releases for other genres. Titles include "Are You Lonely For Me" by Freddie Scott, "Eight Men Four Women" by OV Wright, "Dirty Man" by Laura Lee, "Come On Sock It To Me" by Syl Johnson, "Hypnotized" by Linda Jones, "Some Kinda Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six, "Nothing Takes The Place Of You" by Toussaint McCall, "Baby Please Come Back Home" by JJ Barnes, "Soul Finger" by The Bar-Kays, "Girls Are Yout To Get You" by The Fascinations, "Funky Broadway (part 1)" by Dyke & The Blazers, "Piece Of My Heart" by Erma Franklin, and "I Wanna Testify" by The Parliaments. CD
 
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Betty Wright & The RootsBetty Wright – The Movie (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
S Curve/Expansion (UK), 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Amazing, simply amazing – and a record that's way more than we were expecting! The Roots team up here with legendary Miami soul singer Betty Wright – in music that comes from a film project, but which really stands up brilliantly on its own – as a record that may well be Betty's best recording in decades! Questlove helped Betty with production, and the sound is a brilliant update on that 70s Miami Funk mode that first brought Wright to fame – lots of lean, snakey, TK-styled grooves – played by Roots members with a slight ear towards contemporary modes, but a damn keen appreciation for 70s soul all the way through! And although the set features a few famous guests – Snoop Dog, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, and Lenny Williams – it's Wright who really blows our mind here – a hell of a singer after all these years, nestled in a perfect set of tunes to make her sparkle all over again. Titles include "Old Songs", "Real Woman", "In The Middle Of The Game", "Surrender", "Grapes On A Vine", "So Long So Wrong", "You & Me Leroy", "Look Around", and "Hollywould". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies! First time on LP!)

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✨✧ Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BanLove Land/Sorry Charlie ... 7-inch
Warner, 1969. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the biggest singles by Charles Wright – and backed with a nice b-side! "Love Land" is a great loping vocal soul cut – a lot sweeter than your average cut by the Watts Rhythm Band, but very catchy and very nice, too! "Sorry Charlie" is an instrumental – with horns on top, and lots of echoey piano playing on the melody, some of it off-key! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a circle around the title.)

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Dorothy AshbyIn A Minor Groove (neon green vinyl mono pressing) ... LP
New Jazz, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A fantastic early album from jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby! Ashby's a unique talent like no other – and despite the fact that she plays a rather sleepy instrument, the harp, she swings with an other-worldly quality that's simply amazing, quite exotic, and very much in the camp of players like Yusef Lateef or Les Jazz Modes, who were trying similar experiments in jazz. This session features Dorothy in a quartet with the flute of Frank Wess, the bass of Herman Wright, and the drums of Roy Haynes, whose warm lyrical touches provide the perfect melodicism for the group. Titles include "Rascallity", "Bohemia After Dark", "Taboo", "Autumn In Rome", and "It's A Minor Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies – on neon green vinyl!)

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Chet BakerLonely Star – The Prestige Sessions (Smokin With/Groovin With) ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic material by Chet Baker – a series of selections recorded for Prestige Records after his return from Europe – done with a lot more bite than his 50s material! The group here is very hip – George Coleman on tenor, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – a quartet of very cool youngsters from Detroit – and Chet also blows fluegelhorn,w hich makes for a different vibe too. This album features the material from the albums Smokin With The Chet Baker Quintet and Groovin With The Chet Baker Quintet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (brick cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and Candido for this tasty set of three long tracks: "Kush", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Bop 'N' Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie RoachGood Move ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... About August 14, 2019
Freddie Roach always makes a good move on his Blue Note sessions – going for a lean and tight style on the organ that never fails to please! On this set, he's working with a mixed group of hardbop and soul jazz players that include Blue Mitchell, Hank Mobley, Eddie Wright, and Clarence Johnston – all of whom groove with Freddie on a set of short tracks that really go for the punch! Titles include "Wine Wine Wine", "I.Q. Blues", "On Our Way Up", and "Pastel". Classic Blue Note cover, too, with Roach playing chess in a blue-tinted image! CD

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✨✧ Simon & GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled Water ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good ... $7.99
Titles include "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "El Condor Pasa", "Cecilia", "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright", "Baby Driver", "The Boxer", "The Only Living Boy In New York", "Keep The Customer Satisfied", and "Song For The Asking". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear and a ring stain.)

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Bobby Wright (Abu Talib)Blood Of An American/Everyone Should Have His Day (with zine) ... 7-inch
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – presenting a message that's as poetic as it is political – almost in Terry Callier territory, but even more intimate. "Everyone Should Have Its Day" follows in a very similar style – uplifting, but blue-tinged too – and this limited reissue single comes with a 16 page zine that features lots of information on Wright and his later years as Abu Talib. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a 16 page Melodies International zine!)

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Leo WrightSuddenly The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A record of incredible beauty from the great Leo Wright – and one that we'd never part with at all! Wright's one of those excellent players from the 60s who never really gets his due – largely because he was always hiding behind larger groups, and because he left the US in the decade for an extended stint in Europe. Still he cut some fantastic early work with both Dizzy Gillespie and Lalo Schifrin – and this album captures him right during the peak of that early period! The record features light lively backing from a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and some tracks have a beautifully groovy sound that's slightly bossa, slightly soul jazz. One of the best of these is Wright's great cover of "A Felicidade", but the record contains many other great moments, like "The Wiggler", "Tali", "Sassy Lady", and "Dionysis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousOld School Love Songs Vol 1 ... CD
Thump, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
Includes 14 tracks by Heatwave, Tower Of Power, The Intruders, Malo, The Isley Brothers, Blue Magic, Marvin Gaye, Charles Wright, Gregory Abbott, Bloodstone, and Lisa Lisa. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRockin The Groove – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 25.99
A massive amount of great groovers from the Groove Records subsidiary of RCA in the 50s – home to a hotbed of R&B, early soul, and other killer cuts from the postwar underground of the 45 rpm single! Nobody's ever dug so deeply into the Groove catalog before – and Bear Family have done a wonderful job of unearthing rare nuggets we've never heard before, and mixing them with other Groove gems that are still mostly on the obscure side of the 50s R&B spectrum – all to make a killer assortment that has plenty of greatness to offer, even if you've already got lots of jump blues and R&B in your collection! The music is as lively as the look of the package – and the booklet features over 60 pages of track by track notes on the selections – 35 titles that include "Charmaine" by Frank Brunson, "Big Foot Mammy" by Paul Williams, "Where Is Joe" by Emmett Hobson, "Doo Ba Dee" by Maymie Watts, "Shake Till I'm Shook" by Beverly Wright, "Love Ya Like Crazy" by Chris Powell & The Blue Flames, "A Little Boy's Dream" by George Benson, "Bye By Baby" by Clayton Love, "Hoodoo" by Roy Gaines, "Right Now" by Zilla Mays, and "My Head Goes Round" by Oscar Black. CD

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VariousSmooth Grooves – A Sensual Collection Vol 4 ... CD
Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Includes 12 tracks from Debra Lanes, Gap Band, Mtume, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Patrice Rushen, Eveylyn King, The Jones Girls, Mary Jane Girls, Betty Wright, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and Atlantic Starr. CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a gold promotional stamp on the back cover.)

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VariousSmooth Grooves – A Sensual Collection Vol 7 ... CD
Rhino, 1980s. Used ... $7.99
Includes tracks by Taste Of Honey, Stacy Lattisaw, Klymaxx, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Dreamboy, Ready For The World, Anquette, Betty Wright, Champaign, Curtis Mayfield & Linda Clifford, Force MD's, and the Dramatics. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSmooth Grooves – After Hours ... CD
Rhino, 1980s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Keni Burke, Juicy, Tease, Atalntic Starr, Loose Ends, Midnight Star, Bernard Wright, Joyce Sims, Eugene Wilde, Real To Reel & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefInto Something (second cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic from Yusef Lateef – and like the rest of his best albums from the time, an incredible blend of hardbop, soul jazz, and some really wonderful exotic touches! Lateef plays a bit of oboe on the album – sounding really weird and snakey over laidback orientalist rhythms on the album's most out there tracks. On other tunes he picks up tenor, grooving more straight ahead, and also hits a bit of flute for the more gentle moments. The group's a quartet – with Barry Harris on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "P. Bouk", "Koko's Tune", "Water Pistol", and "Rasheed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ VariousPure Miami Jewels – TK Rare Mellow Groove ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The deepest sound of the legendary TK Records label in the 70s – music that shows the way the company was really helping to transform the sound of southern soul in the decade, and also open the door to a whole new range of styles too! The tracks here definitely have a mellow groove, but they're never sleepy – just set apart from the more disco-oriented hits on TK, thanks to a sophisticated approach to instrumentation and arrangements – at a level that still makes most of these cuts stand head and shoulder above mainstream soul of the time! You'll know a few artists from earlier, straighter material – and will discover a number of other rarer, much more obscure TK talents – in a great set list that includes "Confusion" by Leno Phillips, "Keep Her Happy" by Phillip Wright, "I Got Bills To Pay" by Johnny K, "Thousand Years" by Brand New, "If You Want My Love" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "You Can Be A Lady" by JP Robinson, "Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do" by Betty Wright, "Sleep On Dream On" by Raphael Munnings, "Tears Of The World" by Robert Moore, "The Silence That You Keep" by Milton Wright, "You Knock Me Out" by Wildflower, and "Love Insurance" by Gwen McCrae. CD

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✨✧ VariousRight On! Vol 1 – Breakbeats & Grooves From The Atlantic & Warner Vaults 1967-1975 ... CD
Warner (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great lost funk! Despite the fact that all these cuts were originally issued by big labels Warner or Atlantic, they're all pretty darn hard to find – and many of them have not been properly reissued in another format! Not only that, but the set's specially selected with a focus on breakbeat and sample tracks – so many of these tunes should stand out as ones that you'll know from recent hip hop albums. Titles include "Don't Cha Hear Me Calling To You" by Junior Mance, "Soul Train" by Charles Wright, "Zimba Ku" by Black Heat, "Stepping Stones" by Johnny Harris, "Crosswind" by Billy Cobham, "Feelin Alright" by Lulu, "For What It's Worth" by Cher, "General Confessional" by Electric Prunes, "Spinning Wheel" by Wade Marcus, "Shadow Of Your Smile" by Jack McDuff, "Mr. Cool" by Rasputin Stash, and "Captain Buckles" by David Newman. 17 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandBest Of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band ... CD
Warner/Varese, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from one of the coolest, grooviest bands on the LA scene at the end of the 60s – a freewheeling ensemble who were almost to that city what Sly & The Family Stone were to San Francisco! Yet unlike Sly Stone, Charles Wright was never as concerned with crossing over to the mainstream – and throughout the early run of his group, documented here, he really kept things sharp and gritty – music that was as important an influence on funky sounds to come as the 60s work of the James Brown Band, but maybe even more open and freewheeling overall. This collection brings together some key hits and other great nuggets too – and titles include "Do Your Thing", "Comment", "Love Land", "Express Yourself", "I Wake Up Crying", "Till You Get Enough", "Must Be Your Thing", "Your Love Meands Everything To Me", "I Got Love", "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do", "Spreadin Honey", "Nobody", and "Keep Saying" – plus bonus new recordings of "Happiness" and "Remember That Thing". CD

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Tom BrowneMagic ... LP
Arista/GRP, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A key bit of jazz funk from trumpeter Tom Browne – still grooving strong here, with a sublime mix of modern soul, funky jazz, and some of the 80s groove touches that showed up on the best GRP titles from the time! The album's got a smooth compressed groove – kind of post-Donald Byrd, with Tom taking solos over the top of most tracks, and occasional vocals , wither from a backing group, or an assortment of different lead singers. Players on the set include Bernard Wright, Dave Grusin, Bobby Broom, and Marcus Miller – and tracks include "I Know", "Midnight Interlude", "Let's Dance", "Night Wind", "Making Plans", "Thighs Hihg", and "Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckAngel Eyes ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Beautiful later work by the Dave Brubeck Quartet – an overlooked gem from their 60s Columbia sessions, and an album that features interpretations of tunes written by the great Matt Dennis! Dennis had a way with a tune that often put dark corners in the back of lovely melodies – and this subtle sense of emotion is a perfect foil for the understated talents of Paul Desmond's alto work on the set. Brubeck himself is nice too – less trick-oriented than usual, in a way that lets us focus on the colors of his tone – and drummer Joe Morello and bassist Eugene Wright are in top form, as usual. Titles include "Violets For Your Furs", "Let's Get Away From It All", "Little Man With The Candy Cigar", "Will You Still Be Mine", and "Everything Happens To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing.)

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Dave BrubeckJackpot ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Dave Brubeck really hits the jackpot here – playing live in Las Vegas with his classic quartet that includes the legendary Paul Desmond on alto sax! Dave's studio records for Columbia are all pretty darn great – but sometimes, there's a little something extra in his live dates for the label – maybe a few more relaxed moments, or less overall concepts that give the group a bit more of a spontaneous approach – in ways that almost take us back to the early years on Fantasy Records. Dave opens up the set with a trio number, and a bit more bluesy vibe than usual – then Desmond comes in, and blows us away all over again with his impeccable tone and timing – alongside rhythm from Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums. Titles include "Win A Few Lose A Few", "Jackpot", "Rude Old Man", "Ace In The Hole", and "Out Of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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ChocolateclayChocolateclay (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cat/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
Sweet Miami funk from the team of George "Chocolate" Perry and Clay Cropper – one of the rarest TK albums from the time, and also one of the funkiest too! The sound here is slightly polished, but never too much – a bit more in the sound of bigger Florida groups, like Miami, with a tight groove overall, but still enough sharper funky bits on the edges! George plays bass and Clay handles guitar and keyboards – and the vocals seem to be sung by both parties, often in that slightly-flanged Miami style of the time. Titles include "My Uncle Funky", "Sweet Mary", "Cream Is Rising To The Top", and "Two Different Worlds" – plus the excellent mellow soul track "Free (I'll Always Be)", which has a nice sweet sound in the same vein as work by Milton Wright. CD

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✨✧ Paul DesmondTake Ten ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, an address sticker and some tape along the top seam.)

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Maynard FergusonMF Horn 3 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Funky funky Maynard – and a sweet set of electric big band jazz that's got plenty of nice moments! The album features a core rhythm group that really goes to town – jamming in sort of a Clarke-Boland sort of way, with lots of propulsive changes that create a full-on and often funky groove – as Maynard and other horns blow like mad over the top, sending the album into screaming, soaring grooves that almost never let up. The record was Maynard's first US effort in a long time – and was produced by Teo Macero with a very electric-conscious sound that further enforced the hipness of the music! Titles include "Pochahontas", "Awright Awright", "Nice N Juicy", "SOMF", and "Mother Fingers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry GibbsMallets A Plenty ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $1.99
A gem by vibist Terry Gibbs – just the kind of set that shows why Terry was one of the best known players on his instrument in the 50s! Gibbs has a clear, clean style here that's never too laidback, nor too prone to over-done flourishes – a style that was born in swing, informed by bop, and carried off beautifully by a quartet that includes Terry Pollard on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Jerry Segal on drums. Gibbs has a great sense of presence on the vibes – a tone that's strong and clear, but never in a way that has to try too hard to make itself known. Pollard's a wonderfully sensitive accompanist on piano, and gets plenty of her own solos in on the date – and titles include a number of great originals by Gibbs – including "Nothing To It", "Haunted", "Er Bee I", "Gibberish", "Soupy's On", and "Then It Happens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is oxidized on front, with gloss peeling around the edges.)

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✨✧ Thelma HoustonRide To The Rainbow ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – and the production by Hal Davis and arrangements by Arthur G Wright all have a strongly soulful quality that never steps too far out of line. Titles include a cover of "Love Machine", plus "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Ride To The Rainbow", "Paying For It With My Heart", "I Wanna Be Back In Love Again", and the excellent modern groover "Give It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a sticker spot, light wear, and a promo sticker.)

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Genobia JeterGenobia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1986. Used ... $11.99
One of the few secular soul albums ever cut by Genobia Jeter – a gospel singer who broke into R&B with this smooth mid 80s effort – a mix of tracks handled by different producers, taking Genobia from mellow quiet storm numbers into more club-oriented groovers. Hubert Eaves handles some of the most uptempo work on the set, and Genobia also gets backing from Robert Wright and Lesette Wilson, both of whom use a similar keyboard-driven groove to Eaves' sound. Titles include "Together", "Sunshine", "Peace Of Mind", "Take A Look", "All Of My Love", and "We Got Love". CD features four bonus tracks – an edit, remix, and dub of "Together" – plus an instrumental take on "All Of My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Jordan/Sadik HakimEast & West Of Jazz ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Very Good+ ... $5.99
An overlooked bit of piano genius from the 60s – a split LP with great work from both artists! Sadik kicks things off with the "east" side of the record – tunes that have a supposedly exotic feel, but which are mostly soul jazz piano groovers – performed by a quartet with Eddie Wright on guitar, Kalil Madi on drums, and Lloyd Buchanon on bass. Titles are all originals by Hakim, and include "Impulse", "Buch's Blues", "Goodies For The Goodies", and "Little Lou". The "west" side of the album features Duke Jordan leading a quintet with Cecil Payne on baritone sax and Johnny Coles on trumpet – in a mode that's got a similar earthy feel to Payne's own album on the Charlie Parker label. Tunes include "I'm Gonna Learn Your Style", "Tall Grass", "Like Church", and "Yes He's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and waviness along the bottom.)

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✨✧ BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, aging, and a cutout hole.)

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Bunny Lee & OthersDreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.98
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right from a grass roots level, then rising to prominence as a producer with a huge amount of inventive new techniques – including the flying cymbal rhythm sound, which was a great balance to some of the deeper, murkier elements in his grooves! These cuts are from a time when Bunny was working together with a host of fantastic singers, many of whom were inspired by the new more righteous modes that were coming into play at the time – opening up with deeper messages, and equally deep performances – in an array of tracks here that still have a tremendous amount of power, even after the space of decades – thanks in part to superb backings by The Aggrovators. The choice of tracks is wonderful, and the whole thing's put together with the usual stellar handling by Soul Jazz – with titles that include "Enter Into His Gates With Praise" by Johnny Clarke, "So Jah Se Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Magnum Force" by Vin Gordon & The Aggrovators, "Real Born African" by Jah Stitch, "King Tubby Dub" by King Tubby meets Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators, "Check Sister Jane" by Dillinger, "The Wormer" by Prince Jazzbo, "You Don't Care For Me" by The Uniques, "Natty Dread Have Ambition" by Shorty The President, "A Land Far Away" by Gene Rondo, "You Should Be Thankful" by Mighty Diamonds, "Marvelous Rocker" by Winston Wright, and "Principle & Dignity" by Jah Youth. LP, Vinyl record album
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Joe Maphis, Collins Kids, & OthersTown Hall Party ... CD
Columbia/Bear Family (Germany), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
A surprisingly rare album of work from the west coast country scene of the 50s – a record of performers who were all starring on the Town Hall Party at the time – which was the Los Angeles equivalent of the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville! The names here are maybe a bit less superstar-oriented than any Opry productions, but that's also what makes the set so unusual – especially as the whole thing is a rare non-Capitol Records effort to showcase the changing sound of country music out west in the 50s – recorded by Columbia producer Don Law, working away from his usual Tennessee home. The set features two strong solo performances by guitar legend Joe Maphis, who also plays on a number of the other vocal tracks here – "Town Hall Shuffle" and "Tennessee Two Step" –a nd other cuts include "My Little Red Wagon" by Les Carrot Top Anderson, "Just Because" by The Collins Kids, "Lonesome Love" by Freddie Hart, "Cold Cold Heart" by Dortha Wright, "Oklahoma Waltz" by Johnny Bond, "Sweeter Than Flowers" by Joe & Rose Lee Maphis, "Kentucky Waltz" by Bobby Charles, "Each Minute Seems A Million Years" by Jenks Tex Carman, and "Wait For The Light To Shine", performed together by the entire cast. CD

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Jack McDuffScreamin' ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
A real killer from Brother Jack McDuff – one of his first truly great albums, and a record that has him breaking from the sleepier R&B organ sound of the 50s – into the leaner, cleaner mode of the 60s! The album's one of the first to have him playing with the incredible drummer Joe Dukes – who gives the grooves plenty of weird twists and turns – that trademark McDuff approach to rhythm that would really set him apart from other organ players. The rest of the group features Leo Wright on alto sax and Kenny Burrell on guitar – both great players here, and not always heard with Jack. Titles include an early take on "Soulful Drums", plus the cuts "After Hours", "Screamin", and "He's A Real Gone Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Freddie RoachMo' Greens Please (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. Used ... $24.99
One of the raunchiest albums ever cut by organist Freddie Roach – not as high-reaching as some of his later work, but with lots of short tracks that groove with a tight jukebox organ/tenor approach! The band is a strong one – with Conrad Lester on tenor, Eddie Wright on guitar (replaced by Kenny Burrell on a few cuts, and Clarence Johnson on drums – a power packed quartet groove that's lean, clean, and simple – giving the record a raw sound that's a bit more Prestige Hammond than the usual Blue Note set! Titles include "Baby Don't You Cry", "I Know", "Googa Mooga", "Mo Greens Please", "Nada Bossa", and "Party Time". CD
(Out of print.)

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Annie Ross & Pony PoindexterAnnie Ross & Pony Poindexter With The Berlin All Stars ... LP
Saba (Germany), 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Although Annie Ross kind of dropped off the radar screen of most Americans after she dropped out of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – she still was cutting great music overseas, although not as often as before. This excellent set features her in the company of some great American ex-patriots – like Pony Poindexter (a longtime cronie of LHR), Leo Wright, and the great Carmell Jones. The group is extremely tight, and Poindexter's soulful alto and soprano solos make the album totally worth having, even if you're not a fan of Ross. She's pretty darn fantastic too, though, and her sweetly swinging vocals are filled with a warmth and maturity that you don't always find on her earlier recordings. The record includes a sublime reading of Miles Davis' "All Blues", with a stunning solo by Poindexter – as well as the tracks "Home Cookin", "Moody's Mood For Love", and "Twisted", done in a nice 7 minute version, much longer than the original. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese MPS pressing – in a heavy gatefold cover!)

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TavaresSupercharged ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99
A classic batch of modern soul from this seminal 70s vocal group! By this point in their career, Tavares have already had great fame on both the radio and dancefloor charts – moving effortlessly between sweet harmony tracks and soaring disco grooves – maybe one of the few earlier groups who could make a shift so effortlessly, all without ever loosing the depth of their vocals! This set has the group working in a mature mode that falls out equally well on both side of the fence – with arrangements by Bobby Colomby, David Foster, and Benjamin Wright, and tracks that include "Bad Times", "I Don't Want You Anymore", "Paradise", "Why Can't We Fall In Love", and "I Can't Go On Living Without You". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Tennors & FriendsReggae Girl ... CD
Trojan/Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A smoking slice of work from The Tennors – plus some great cuts by other "friends" on the Jamaican scene of the late 60s! The group really shine on their own singles, then step aside to let some other artists come in too – almost all with a similar mix of soul and rocksteady rhythms, and an especially key focus on the kind of growing vocal harmonies that were really helping change the face of Jamaican music at the time! Titles include "Reggae Girl", "Khaki", "The Stage", "Ride Your Donkey", "Gram Pa", "Cleopatra", and "Double Attack" by The Tennors – plus "Oh My Baby" and "Go Your Way" by The Harmonians, "Donkey Trot" by Clive's All Stars, "While I'm Walking" by Roman Stewart, "Parapinto" by Johnny More & Karl Bryan, "Copy Me Donkey" by Charlie Organire with Tommy McCook, "I'm Gonna Make It" by Cliff Smith, and "Puzzle" by Winston Wright. CD
Also available Reggae Girl (with bonus CD) ... LP 19.99

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Tennors & FriendsReggae Girl (with bonus CD) ... LP
Trojan/Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
A smoking slice of work from The Tennors – plus some great cuts by other "friends" on the Jamaican scene of the late 60s! The group really shine on their own singles, then step aside to let some other artists come in too – almost all with a similar mix of soul and rocksteady rhythms, and an especially key focus on the kind of growing vocal harmonies that were really helping change the face of Jamaican music at the time! Titles include "Reggae Girl", "Khaki", "The Stage", "Ride Your Donkey", "Gram Pa", "Cleopatra", and "Double Attack" by The Tennors – plus "Oh My Baby" and "Go Your Way" by The Harmonians, "Donkey Trot" by Clive's All Stars, "While I'm Walking" by Roman Stewart, "Parapinto" by Johnny More & Karl Bryan, "Copy Me Donkey" by Charlie Organire with Tommy McCook, "I'm Gonna Make It" by Cliff Smith, and "Puzzle" by Winston Wright. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reggae Girl ... CD 12.99

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VariousAll About The Girls – Lost Girl Group Gems Of The 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
A host of girl pop gems from the early 60s – including a number of tracks from the UK scene, mixed in with the sort of American tracks you might expect! And yet there's plenty that's unexpected here – that great sense of surprise that we always love in the Croydon Municipal series from St Etienne – very well-chosen, cleverly-arrayed cuts that show that even our long-schooled musical ears can still hear something fresh and new! The package is way more than just a batch of familiar hits and overplayed classics – and instead, it offers up a sweet blend of girl group rock, female soul, and teen pop – with 24 tracks that include "Popeye Does The Mashed Potatoes" by The Buttons, "Puzzling Love" by The Lovettes, "Bobby Is My Hobby" by Margie Rayburn, "My Dream" by The Sharmettes, "I Hear An Echo" by The Challengers, "Fairy Tales" by The Capri Sisters, "Big Talking Jim" by The Blossoms, "Casanova Brown" by The Young Sisters, "It's Murder For Roberta" by Jennie Smith, and "That's OK" by Wright Sisters. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBaby I've Got It – More Motown Girls – More Rare Treats From Motown's Female Roster, Including 16 Previously Unissued Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to their recordings – so much so that even long-unissued tracks like these can easily stand with the biggest hits from other 60s soul labels! The package is wonderful if you dig female soul – and maybe even if you just like vintage soul in general – and in addition to rare cuts by big Motown names, you'll also hear some lesser-knowns that show the way the company was always trying to reach out for new talent in the fertile world of Detroit music. As usual, Ace has provided very detailed notes that offer as much history as information on the music – and the CD features 24 titles that include "It's Been A Long Time Happenin" by Rita Wright, "There Are Things" by Ann Bogan, "It's Crazy Baby" by Liz Lands, "Baby I've Got It" by Brenda Holloway, "Honey Don't Leave Me" by The Lewis Sisters, "It's All Right" by LaBrenda Ben, "When Someone's Good To You" by Oma Page, "In My Heart I Know It's Right" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Sweet Talkin Guy" by The Marvelettes, "Cookie Boy" by Thelma Brown, "I Up & Think Of You" by Kim Weston, "There Was" by The Lollipops, "Keep Away" by Little Lisa, "Playboy (first version)" by The Marvelettes, "I Know You Don't Love Me No More (orig mix)" by Yvonne Fair, "In Your Heart" by Patrice Holloway, "You've Got Possibilities" by Barbara McNair, and "Bad News" by LaBrenda Ben. CD

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VariousHallelujah – The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ... CD
Ace (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A wonderful tribute to the songwriting genius of Leonard Cohen – one that begins with some of his key contemporaries taking on his important songs – then stretches out over the space of decades, to show just how important Cohen's material has been to more contemporary performers! In fact, given that Leonard never really cracked the charts during his early run for Columbia Records, he's actually maybe been one of those artists who are more "musicians' musicians", or "singers' singers" – because his talents have been a huge inspiration to so many other creators – a bit like the statement once made about the Velvet Underground, that they never sold many records – but every one of those records seemed to find a place in the hands of people who were then inspired by them. The package features the usual great Ace Records attention to detail, which includes copious notes on the material, and lots of the history behind the songs – for titles that include "Tower Of Song" by Marianne Faithfull, "Sisters Of Mercy" by Dion, "Lover Lover Lover" by David Blue, "Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye" by Judy Collins, "Everybody Knows" by Barb Jungr, "Heart With No Companion" by Ron Sexsmith, "True Love Leaves No Traces" by Tom Northcott, "First We Take Manhattan" by Joe Cocker, "Avalanche" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Chelsea Hotel No 2" by Rufus Wainwright, "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley, "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Marissa Nadler, "Suzanne" by Nina Simone, "Come Spend The Morning" by Lee Hazlewood, and "God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot" by Buffy Sainte Marie. CD

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VariousOn The Detroit Beat – Motor City Soul UK Style 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
British rock, but with plenty of soul – as these artists were some of the first in the world to be influenced by the sound of early Motown Records – then set about trying to create their own strand of Detroit soul! The influence of Motown on the sound of so many other scenes has been well documented over the years – but this cool little set gets right to the heart of the matter – by representing the kind of British singers and groups who were some of the first to revel in the spirit of Berry Gordy and his creations – then find a way to move things forward with new recordings of their own! As always with Ace Records, the set is way more than just music – as there's a big booklet of notes, with details on all the many tracks and artists – a double dozen selection, with tracks that includes "Sweet Thing" by Georgie Fame, "Mickey's Monkey" by The Hollies, "No 1 In Your Heart" by Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, "Heat Wave" by Beverley Jones & The Prestons, "One Of These Days" by Guy Darrell, "I Want To Go Back There Again" by Bill Kenwright & The Runaways, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by Elkie Brooks, "I'll Be Doggone" by Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas, "As Long As I Know He's Mine" by Julie Grant, "Money" by The Undertakers, "I Want A Love I Can See" by John Leyton & The LeRoys, "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" by The Roulettes, "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Spencer Davis Group, "You Really Got A Hold On Me" by Small Faces, "Never Leave Your Baby's Side" by Tony Jackson, "No Good Without You" by The Birds, and "Let's Go Somewhere" by Beryl Marsden. CD

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VariousRare Soul Beach Music Classics Vol 3 ... CD
Warner, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Down in the Carolinas, they have a longstanding soul music tradition called "beach music". The stuff they listen to has nothing to do with The Beach Boys or Surf Music – but it is stuff that they danced to in the old days in the party pavilions along the Carolina beaches. This series from Warner packages a number of older hits from the Warner/Atlantic catalog that were big on the scene – and it's got 10 titles that include "Love Land" by Charles Wright, "I've Got Sand In My Shoes" by The Drifters, "You Don't Need A Gypsy" by Robert John, "Walking Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee, "Drinkin Wine Spo-Dee O Dee" by Stick McGhee, "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton, and "Magic In the Moonlight" by The Spinners. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSlow Jams – Timeless Collection Vol 6 ... CD
Right Stuff, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $7.99
Cheesy packaging, to be sure – but a pretty decent collection of smooth soul cuts from the 70s and 80s! Titles on this volume include "Love's Holiday" by Earth Wind & Fire, "After The Pain" by Betty Wright, "Just Shopping" by The Dramatics, "Losing You" by Atlantic Starr, "How Lucky I Am" by The Isley Brothers, "Family" by Maze, "Real Love" by Lakeside, "Lady You Are" by One Way, "Somewhere There's A Love" by Shalamar, "Country Girl" by The Nights, and "Still Waters" and "Together Always" by O'Bryan. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoundbwoy Super Status Reggae Breaks & Beats – Vol 3: The Hard Way ... LP
Soundbwoy, 2000. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The third solid volume in this series of dirty, funky Jamaican breaks, beats and riddims! Like the first two, there's a handful of tracks that may be familiar to you from hip hop and dancehall samples, and some that are just stone funky jammies on their own, plus crazy Dee Jay shouts and bonus beat interludes. Includes a live version of the Mohawks classic break track "Champ", plus Byron Lee & The Dragonaires' "Groovy Situation", "Untitled Jam" by Winston Wright, "Groovy Spirit" by Jackie Mitoo, "Do It Good" by Soul Brothers, "Stone Cold Cat" by Equals, "Hustle" by Danny Welton & The Jamaican All Stars, and "Sting Me" by Original Africans. 12 cuts in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUK Soul Chart Album – 19 Modern UK Soul Chart Gems & Unreleased Masterjams ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Don't let the title fool you – as these aren't the common soul tracks you'd find on the pop charts – and instead represent a great slice of the UK underground scene – soul cuts that are tight and together, but nicely far from the mainstream! The set follows in the mode of the previous set on the Disco Soul Gold label – with elements that hearken back towards more classic soul years, but given a nice contemporary spin – lean, groovy, and very nicely done – more than a few groovers in the mix, but some nice mellower moments too! Titles include "Chill" by Tilly Grace, "For Always" by Ronny Wright, "Be Free (T Groove rmx)" by Yuma Hara feat Monique Dehane, "Your Love (Nigel Lowis chicacadelic mix)" by Kenny Thomas, "Cotton Candy" by Al Lindsay, "Where Will I Go" by Miracle Thomas, "Friday Night (soulful sounds mix)" by Regina Troupe, "Fall Back (UK soul bop)" by Rai, "Can't Love You More" by Tyra Levone, "Come On Home To Me" by Show Tyme, "Best Friend" by Regi Myrix feat Lina, and "I'm There Girl (Ed's R&B mix)" by Ed The Red. CD

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VariousWhatever's Fair! – Atlantic Soul Explosion '72 ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
We'd be hard pressed to put together a better compilation than this promo sampler of 16 choice tracks from the Atlantic family of label's early 70s roster of soul and jazz greats: "Young, Gifted & Black" by Aretha Franklin, "Don't Knock My Love, pt 1" by Wilson Picket, "Groove Me" by King Curtis, "Poor Make Believer" by Brook Benton, "If This Is Love Then I Don't Want Any Part Of It" by the Persuaders, "I'm Gettin' Tired Baby" by Betty Wright, "She's A Burglar" by Howard Tate, "My World Tumbles Down" by the Patterson Singers, "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway, "That's Understanding" by Tami Lynn, "Patutu" by Richard Evans, "Lonely Avenue" by David Newman, "I Just Want To Make Love To You/Rock Me Baby" by Isaac Hayes, "What's Goin' On/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Nubian Lady" by Yusef Lateef and "Beauz J Poo Boo" by Les McCann. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has split bottom seams and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisTutu ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head and shoulders above much of the contemporary jazz being recorded at the time, Miles is in great form, and the glossy production sits better with us now than ever before. Paulinho DaCosta, George Duke, Michael Urbaniak and Bernard Wright all make guest appearances. 8 tracks in all: "Tutu", "Tomaas", "Portia", "Splatch", "Backyard Ritual", "Perfect Way", Don't Lose Your Mind" and "Full Nelson". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tamla/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "One Out Of Every Six (censored version)", "Do You Know Where You're Going", "Together", "Today Will Soon Be Yesterday", "You've Been Doing Wrong For So Long", and "Don't Leave Me This Way (single edit)". CD

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✨✧ Bunny Lee & OthersDreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right from a grass roots level, then rising to prominence as a producer with a huge amount of inventive new techniques – including the flying cymbal rhythm sound, which was a great balance to some of the deeper, murkier elements in his grooves! These cuts are from a time when Bunny was working together with a host of fantastic singers, many of whom were inspired by the new more righteous modes that were coming into play at the time – opening up with deeper messages, and equally deep performances – in an array of tracks here that still have a tremendous amount of power, even after the space of decades – thanks in part to superb backings by The Aggrovators. The choice of tracks is wonderful, and the whole thing's put together with the usual stellar handling by Soul Jazz – with titles that include "Enter Into His Gates With Praise" by Johnny Clarke, "So Jah Se Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Magnum Force" by Vin Gordon & The Aggrovators, "Real Born African" by Jah Stitch, "King Tubby Dub" by King Tubby meets Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators, "Check Sister Jane" by Dillinger, "The Wormer" by Prince Jazzbo, "You Don't Care For Me" by The Uniques, "Natty Dread Have Ambition" by Shorty The President, "A Land Far Away" by Gene Rondo, "You Should Be Thankful" by Mighty Diamonds, "Marvelous Rocker" by Winston Wright, and "Principle & Dignity" by Jah Youth. CD
Also available Dreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousSource – Funky Breaks & Sampled Soul Of TK Records ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Famous tracks from the legendary Miami Soul powerhouse TK Records – famous not because they were hits in the 70s, but because they were used in later years as hip hop samples – dug from the deep well of music that TK recorded back in the day, to lay the blueprint for a whole new generation! The set brings together 15 gems that are not only funky, and which have key elements that you'll know from hip hop songs – but which also stand pretty darn strongly on their own, as a fantastic overview of the care of creation that TK brought to its work in the studio. Titles include "Groove To Get Down" by T-Connection, "Dedicate All My Love" by Raw Soul Express, "Sweet Thang" by The 13th Floor, "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" by Clarence Reid, "Good Good Lovin" by Charles Johnson, "To Touch You Again/Lady Blue" by John Tropea, "Givin Me Your Love" by Facts Of Life, "Dance With Me" by Peter Brown, "Why Can't We Live Together" by Timmy Thomas, and both versions of "90% Of Me Is You" – one by Gwen McCrae, one by Vanessa Kendrick. Also features some J Rocc mixes – "I Get Lifted (J Rocc edit)" by George McCrae, "Keep It Up (J Rocc edit)" by Milton Wright, "I Love The Way You Love (J Rocc dub)" by Betty Wright, and "Clean Up Woman (J Rocc edit)" by Betty Wright. CD

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✨✧ VariousSweet Soul Sounds – Hard To Find 45s On CD ... CD
Eric, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tasty batch of rare soul tunes – many of which are presented in true stereo and original 45 versions! The set's not as "sweet" as the title might imply – as a good measure of tracks on the set come from the Warner/Atlantic catalog of the late 60s and early 70s – and are a mixture of deep, southern, funky, and northern soul styles – all of which are plenty fine with us! Titles include "Somebody's Watching You" and "You're The One" by Little Sister, "Love Land" by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, "Stand By Your Man" by Candi Staton, "Just One Look" by Doris Troy, "Showdown" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Part Time Love" by Little Johnny Taylor, "Reconsider Me" by Johnny Adams, "I Wanna Testify" by The Parliaments, "Trapped By A Thing Called Love" by Denise LaSalle, "Cry To Me" by Betty Harris, and "Funky Street" by Arthur Conley. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousWelcome To The Club – Tough Blues & R&B Shuffles From Chicago's West Side ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from the underside of the Chicago recording scene of the 60s – tracks from the rougher, bluesier west side scene of the time! The work on the set comes from the Federal/King catalog, and not from Chicago labels – and most of it was produced by Sonny Thompson, in a style that's like his own R&B work, which always played big with Chicago crowds during the period. Most of the tunes date from the early 60s, but follow in modes that have lots of rougher 50s touches – often recorded with some nice echoey production that does a really great job of bringing out the looser spirit of the work. Titles include "I Resign From Your Love" and "Well Oh Well" by Syl Johnson, "Gibble Gobble" and "Got A Feelin" by Willie Wright & The Sparklers, "You're Welcome To The Club" and "When You Move You Lose" by Lee Shot Williams, "Twist Like This" and "I Was Gone" by Eddie Clearwater, "How Long Has It Been" by Jesse Anderson, and "I'm Tired Of Being Tossed Around" by Danny Overbea. CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus SixJazz At Monterey ... LP
Omega, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut by an under-discovered talent of the west coast scene of the 50s – baritonist Virgil Gonsalves, heard here in two different settings – both of them great! The record features some sextet tracks from Virgil, and some especially nice larger group numbers from an ensemble that includes Junior Mance on piano and Leo Wright on alto sax – the latter of whom gets in some of his best early solos here, really blowing in a way that adds a nice dose of soul to the set! And even though you may think by the instrument and the scene you may be able to guess the sound, don't count on it – because there's a tremendous amount of surprises here – thanks to key contributions on arrangements from group members Jerry Cournoyer and Danny Patiris, both of whom work with Gonsalves to blow apart the tunes and make for some plenty interesting solo space. Titles include "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Stablemates", "Moment's Notice", "Steresis", "Little Melonae", "Sharon",a nd "Oasis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Omega/VSOP pressing.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffScreamin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real killer from Brother Jack McDuff – one of his first truly great albums, and a record that has him breaking from the sleepier R&B organ sound of the 50s – into the leaner, cleaner mode of the 60s! The album's one of the first to have him playing with the incredible drummer Joe Dukes – who gives the grooves plenty of weird twists and turns – that trademark McDuff approach to rhythm that would really set him apart from other organ players. The rest of the group features Leo Wright on alto sax and Kenny Burrell on guitar – both great players here, and not always heard with Jack. Titles include an early take on "Soulful Drums", plus the cuts "After Hours", "Screamin", and "He's A Real Gone Guy". CD
(Cutout hole through case and artwork.)
Also available Screamin' ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Various101 Stax – 101 Of The Greatest Tracks From The Legendary Record Label (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
5CDs, and a set that's overflowing with classic tracks from the legendary Stax Records – with an especially heavy emphasis on the label's genius moments from 1968 to the mid 70s! There's way too much here to list, but some of the more unusual tracks include "What A Man" by Linda Lyndell, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Funky Robot (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "Circuit's Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Sweetback's Theme" by Melvin Van Peebles, "Help" by David Porter, "Starting All Over Again" by Mel & Tim, "I Could Never Be President" by Johnnie Taylor, "How Can I Be A Witness" by RB Hudmon, "What Goes Around Must Come Around" by Sons Of Slum, "Harlem Heaven" by Rance Allen, "Mother's Day" by 24 Carat Black, "Bump & Boogie (part 1)" by The Wrecking Crew, "Chains Of Love" by Jimmy Hughes, "Itch & Scratch (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "What's Usual Ain't Natural" by Eric Mercury, "Lovin You Lovin Me" by Sandra Wright, "What Do You See In Her" by Hot Sauce, "The Creeper Returns" by Little Sonny, and "It's Worth A Whippin" by Shirley Brown. CD

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✨✧ Thelma HoustonDevil In Me/Ready To Roll/Ride To The Rainbow/Reachin All Around (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978/1979/1982. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Four classic Motown albums from Thelma Houston – plus bonus tracks too! Thelma's one of those singers who must have been waiting years for disco to come around and help her find a reason to sing! Her career was slightly ill-timed in the beginning, coming along with a baroque soul beginning that was great, yet somewhat out of place in the early 70s. But enter a record like Devil In Me – which takes Thelma's beautiful voice and fills it up with strings and disco rhythms – and you've got a well-done set that suddenly makes her whole sound make sense! Arrangements are surprisingly great, and relatively cliche-free on the best numbers – handled by Kim Richmond, James Carmichael, Greg Wright, and Michel Rubini. Titles include "I'm Here Again", "Triflin", "I've Got The Devil In Me", "Give Me Something To Believe In", "Memories", "Your Eyes", and "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love". On Ready To Roll, Thelma is really using her amazing vocal range to match the dynamic energy of the songs on the set – exactly the kind of material that help her open up to her full potential! The expected clubby tracks are balanced by mellower, more personal numbers – and Thelma takes them all with the sort of care and confidence that always put her on the top shelf of mainstream female soul singers at the time! Titles include "Love Is Comin On", "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Strange", "Midnight Mona", "Can't We Try", and "Pardon Me". Ride To The Rainbow is a bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – and the production by Hal Davis and arrangements by Arthur G Wright all have a strongly soulful quality that never steps too far out of line. Titles include a cover of "Love Machine", plus "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Ride To The Rainbow", "Paying For It With My Heart", "I Wanna Be Back In Love Again", and the excellent modern groover "Give It To Me". Reachin All Around is a record that really shows the great sort of growth that Motown experienced at the end of the 70s – a time when the label was really reaching out with some of its younger talent, and helping artists like Thelma Houston to find her groove! Some of the studio talents here are names you'd recognize from earlier Motown music, others are newer names – and together, they help Thelma soar with this wonderful energy – that mode that she brought to the disco generation, but very much alive and well here as she moves into a shifting array of styles and groove. Titles include "You Never Were My Friend", "The Best Years Of My Life", "Lies", "Little Bit Of Heaven & A Little Bit Of Hell", "Stormy Weather/I Can't Stand The Rain", and "Don't Wonder Why". Bonus tracks include "Love Masterpiece" and "If You Won't Let Me Walk On The Water". CD

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✨✧ Sun RaDiscipline 27-II (with bonus track) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Sun Ra's greatest albums of the 70s – recording during the same sessions that yielded the famous Space Is The Place record for Blue Thumb, and done with a very similar feel – an expansive configuration of the Arkestra in peak form! The range of expression is really incredible – from the spiritual soul jazz of "Pan Afro", to the lightly grooving June Tyson vocals of "Neptune", to the extended suite "Discipline 27-II", a stretched-out spacey number with vocal "dramatizing" by Ra, Tyson, Ruth Wright, and Judith Holton. That track's a particularly great one, with the kind of spiritual resonance behind the spacey approach that rarely comes through as strongly on other albums – but the whole set is wonderful, and judging how reminscient of it some of the best, similarly-minded underground jazz is decades later – the whole thing is an amazing testament to how strong Ra's influence is today. Reissued here on CD for the first time ever – with a bonus "Untitled Outtake". CD

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✨✧ VariousGreater Jamaica Moonwalk Reggae/Reggay At Its Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of wonderful lost albums – presented here with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is Greater Jamaica Moonwalk Reggae – a set that showcases the newly tight groove of the Kingston scene, courtesy of producer Duke Reid – with an especially strong emphasis on basslines and organ, with less of the full horns than you might have found a few years before! The set's maybe worth it alone for the fantastic funky number "Lock Jaw" by Dave Barker – but the whole thing's great, and other titles include "Only A Smile" by Glen Adams, "Drink Milk" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, "Moonlight Groover" by Winston Wright, "Stealing Stealing" by John Holt, "You Were To Be" by The Gladiators, "Quando Mi Amor" by The Ethiopians, and "Funky Funky Reggae" by Dave Barker. Reggay At Its Best is a fantastic showcase for the tenor talents of Tommy McCook – the saxophonist who was as important to the Kingston scene as Jr Walker was to Motown and Detroit – equally able to stand on his own as an instrumental lead, and really keep a strong soul instrumental spirit! Tommy blows with the Supersonics group – and titles include "Tribute To Don", "Live Injection", "Doctor No Go", "The Saint", "Bongo Nyah", and a version of "The Liquidator" – and the album also features a few non McCook cuts, "Joy Ride" by Karl Bryan and "Zylon" by Winston Wright. 2CD set features a massive 38 bonus tracks from the same time – all other Duke Reid numbers, with work by Tyrone Evans, The Melodians, The Silvertones, Errol Dunkley, The Gold Tones, Girl Satchmo, Vincent Gordon, The Righteous Flames, The Yard Brooms, and many others. CD

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episode 4 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days ... CD
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's Wu-Tang's world, and we just live in it – as we're reminded again by this great series of older funky cuts sampled by the group! As with other volumes, most of these numbers emerged at some point or another in Wu-Tang and related productions – but this set presents the full original songs, unmixed – a pretty damn great blend of 70s funky soul on its own, even if you've never had an ear for hip hop! Artists are a great mix of soul stars and underground legends – and titles include "What The World Needs Now" by Carla Thomas, "I Get High" by Freda Payne, "Get Myself High" by The Dynamics, "That's All Right With Me" by Esther Phillips, "Intimate Friends" by Eddie Kendricks, "Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl" by The Ambassadors, "Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do" by Betty Wright, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "I'm Your Mechanical Man" by Jerry Butler, "Have Mercy On Me" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Here I Go Again" by Jean Plum, "Let's Do It Again" by Staple Singers, "Only One Can Win" by The Sylvers, "Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad" by Della Humphrey, "Dead" by Carolyn Sullivan, "Trouble" by Brenton Wood, "Float On (single edit)" by Floaters, "I Wish You Were Here" by Al Green, and "A Good Man Is Gone" by Monk Higgins & Alex Brown. CD

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✨✧ Marvin Holmes & The UptightsOoh Ooh The Dragon & Other Monsters ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Nicely messed up funk from Marvin Holmes & The Uptights – the kind of southern-styled party group that would play plenty big on the live scene in the late 60s! The main focus of the group is the instrumentation – a very tightly crafted showband type of groove, with fast riffing guitars, heavy horns, and lots of snapping percussion at the bottom. Vocals are more in the "call" type mode – and done in a stoned-out, Charles Wright sort of style! Titles include "Scratch", "Grab This Thing", "Ride Your Mule", "Ooh Ooh The Dragon", "Who's Making Love", and "There Was A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes and some aging.)

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Betty WrightPure Love/If You Ain't Got it ... 7-inch
Alston, 1970. Very Good- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Betty WrightLet Me Be Your Lovemaker/Jealous Man ... 7-inch
Alston, 1973. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Red Garland with Leo WrightI Left My Heart . . . ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Way more than just a regular trio outing from Red Garland – as the great Leo Wright joins the group on alto for half the tracks – making a rare small group appearance for the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Labels have some pen. Cover has a name in pen on front.)

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Toki WrightDifferent Mirror ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Twin Cities hip hop from Toki Wright – solid stuff from the Rhymesayers family – straight up, no BS, underground hip hop that's made for the love of it. Beats by Benzilla, Reggie Reg, Brother Ali and others, with guest appearances by Scarab of Living Legends, Brother Ali and I Self Divine. Titles include "Foundation", "More Fiya", "Devil's Advocate", "Good", "A Different Mirror", "Rise" feat Scarab of Living Legends, "The Law" feat I Self Divine, "State Of Emergency", "Truth Or Dare", "The Feeling" feat Brother Ali, "Little Girl" and more. Includes the bonus track "Get Up". CD

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Betty WrightBetty Wright Live ... LP
Alston/TK, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
A fantastic live album from the great Betty Wright – and one of the few recorded documents of the way that classic soul singers would evolve the nature of their songs in a concert setting! Betty's recording for Alston/TK here, but the mode she uses is one that would grace countless performances to come from lots of her southern soul contemporaries, including many who would end up recording for Malaco in the 80s – this warmly personal, all-entertainment approach that really heightens the spirit of the singer way past their familiar songs and lyrics. Betty does some great monologue bits on the album – the most famous of which is on her 8 minute take of "Tonight Is The Night" – hugely superior to the studio version. There's also a great "Clean Up Woman Medley", in which betty sings that song and mixes it with bits of other 70s songs over the course of 11 minutes – showing that she's the one and only clean up woman! Other tracks include "Where Is The Love", "You Can't See For Lookin", "Lovin Is Really My Game", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty WrightExplosion! ... LP
Alston, 1976. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Betty Wright explodes with soul on this sweet 70s classic – really stretching out past the simpler grooves of her roots, and showing the world she's got more than enough talent to be one of the standout soul divas of her generation! The record's also a great illustration of the way that Miami soul was growing up at the time, too – and sparkles with Willie Clarke production that help balance some of the new smoother modes with Betty's core down-home energy – captured perfectly here with a quality that makes the record southern enough to appeal to longtime fans, yet hip enough to get plenty of play up north too. Vocals get nice and complicated at times, almost jazzy with a Rufus/Chaka touch – and titles include "Do Right Girl", "I Think I'd Better Think About It", "Smother Me With Love", "Open The Door To Your Heart", "Life", "If I Ever Do Wrong", and "Don't Forget To Say I Love You Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Label has a few small spots of marker.)

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✨✧ Betty WrightMother Wit ... CD
Ms B/Vision, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Betty's on her own here – producing herself, arranging all the tracks, and even issuing the material on her own Ms B label – and you know what? She does a pretty great job! The album's a pretty decent batch of smooth modern soul numbers – and avoids most of the cliches that Betty's late 60s soul contemporaries were falling into at the time, especially when recording on smaller labels. Sure, there's a few duds on here – but you'd expect that from the vintage, and the real surprise is the way that the smoother mellow numbers like "No Pain, No Gain" and "After The Pain" come across. Other titles include "Miami Groove", "Say It Again", "Love Days", "Fakin Moves", and "Unsolicited Advice". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles WrightDoing What Comes Naturally ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A double album recorded for ABC after Charles left Warner Brothers and the 103rd Street Rhythm Band behind – but still very much an extension of that group's later stretched-out funky records! Nice long cuts with grooves that are a little bit more jazzy than his earlier 60's stuff. Tracks include the title cut, plus "You Threw It All Away", "1,2, 3, You & Me", and the extended "Nonsense", which takes up all of side 4. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a spot of marker.)

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself – The Best Of Charles Wright ... CD
Warner, Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
Although this 15 track compilation doesn't even begin to cover the full scope of this great messed-up funky group from LA, it's just about the only way you'll get their best stuff – because it's pretty darn hard to find in any format! The CD runs the gamut of the group's output – from tight choppy funky stuff like "Express Yourself" and "Spreadin' Honey", to later trippier soul stuff, like "90 Day Cycle People" and "Comment". Lots of other goodies, plus a good set of notes that tracks the roots of this enigmatic funk band from LA! CD
(Out of print.)

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Leo WrightSoul Talk ... LP
Vortex, 1963. Very Good- ... $9.99
A rare soul jazz session from alto saxophonist Leo Wright – a player that we mostly know from his bossa work of the early 60s! The session's extremely noteworthy as being one of the few to feature female organist Gloria Coleman – a player with whom Wright worked on her classic 1963 date Soul Sisters, and who returns here in a very similar hard-wailing sax-and-organ mode! Wright's work on alto is incredibly deep – with a sharper bite than much of his other 60s sessions, and a gutsy down-n-dirty quality that makes the record feel like one of the best organ jazz albums at the time from Prestige. Coleman's approach to the Hammond is great too – freely skipping around with a liberated sense of rhythm, in a way that matches Wright's every twist and turn with ease – and throws a few of its own into the mix as well! The group's completed by Kenny Burrell on guitar (also sounding harder here than usual!) and Frankie Dunlop on drums – and titles include some fresh originals "Poopsie's Minor", "State Trooper", "Blue Leo", "Blues Fanfare", and "Soul Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Lizz WrightGrace ... CD
Concord, 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Lizz Wright teams up with producer Joe Henry on a tribute to the grace of the American south – on a record that may well be her strongest to date! The set's got a warm core that really suits Wright's vocals – and the strength of her presentation here is so rich, she hardly needs any other instrumentation at all – a factor that Henry clearly acknowledges, as he uses the rootsy guitar and Hammond to just shade things in around the edges, while mostly letting Lizz shine center stage on her almost-timeless presentation of the lyrics! Bassist David Piltch may well be the secret hero of the record – as his acoustic instrument really matches the depth of Wright, and does a great job of shifting with each tune – guiding the proceedings, but never overwhelming them at all. Titles include remakes of "Southern Nights", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Wash Me Clean", "What Would I Do Without You", and "Grace" – plus the original "All the Way Here". CD

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✨✧ VariousSister Funk 2 – The Sound Of The Unknown Soul Sisters – Compiled By Ian Wright (UK pressing) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $19.99
A second great serving of all-female funk – and a collection that's arguably better than the now-legendary first volume in the series! Ian Wright's definitely outdone himself here – and the selection of work here is really really wonderful – with hardly any familiar names at all, save for a few smaller soul stars who are represented by some pretty obscure tunes! The vibe is hard and gritty throughout – but also plenty soulful too – and Ian doesn't sacrifice quality of the tune in pursuit of a rare piece of wax, so that the work is all top-shelf all the way through – a collection of female soul and funk artists who easily rival the biggest names from their generations! As usual with Jazzman, the whole thing's done with notes that are as careful as the track selection – and the CD features a total of 20 tracks that include "The Dance Man" by Keisa Brown, "Watch The Dog That Bring The Bone" by Sandy Gaye, "The Queen" by Big Ella, "Baby You're A Jive Cat" by Sheila Wilkerson, "Heartbreak Hotel" by Barbara Trent, "What I Did In The Street" by Barbara King, "Follow The Wind" by Coletta Woodson, "Sweet Sweet Baby" by Dolly Gilmore, "Take Me Baby" by Althea Spencer, "It's Not Too Late" by Cheryl Johnson, "If You Want Your Man" by Cheryl Dorsey, "I Don't Want Your Love" by Barbara Howards, "Muddy Waters" by The Fabulettes, and "Love Came Into My Life" by Florence Trapp. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bernard WrightHaboglabotribin (long)/Bread Sandwiches ... 12-inch
GRP/Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky funky funky! "Haboglabotribin" is arguably the best track ever by Bernard Wright – and it's got a bass-heavy, jazz-tinged, sample groove that you'll recognize instantly! The cut is served up here in a longer mix than on the album, with some extra vocals by Don Blackman (who also wrote the cut)! Plus, the flipside's a great bit of jazz funk, too – and the single's a real treat for early 80s funk fans! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve – with some aging.)

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✨✧ Bernard WrightNard/Funky Beat ... CD
Arista/GRP/Robinsongs (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 80s greatness from Bernard Wright – the benchmark Nard from '81 and his Funky Beat from '83 – in a single set! Nard is a masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk players that includes Bobby Broom, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, and Don Blackman, whose funky style is very similar to Wright's. The record sort of picks up the groove where some of the Fantasy Records sessions of the 70s left off – mixing together jazz and soul into a captivating blend that's made even better by Dave Grusin's tight production. Includes Don Blackman's sample classic "Haboglabotribin", a nice version of Weldon Irvine's "Music Is The Key", and the cuts"Just Chillin' Out", "Master Rocker", and "Bread Sandwiches". Funky Beat is his second album – an 80s groove electro classic that's quite different than his first LP! It takes Bernard firmly into a b-boy jazz mode – working keyboards, bass, and drum programs into a groove that's farther reaching and more soulful than anything that Herbie Hancock was doing at the time. And as with his first album, Bernard's got plenty of great help on this one – as the record features work by Weldon Irvine, Lenny White, Dave Grusin, and others. The album includes some great Weldon Irvine compositions – like a remake of "Mr Clean", and the sweet vocal numbers "Won't You Let Me Love You" and "Keep On Doing That Right Thing", both of them warm wonderful tunes that stand with the best work on the album! Also includes a straight jazz version of "Joy Spring", and the breakin' tracks "Funky Beat", "Get Your Lover Back", "Video Generation", and "Move Your Body". CD

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✨✧ Frank WrightChurch Number Nine ... LP
Calumet (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal album from saxophonist Frank Wright – perhaps his greatest album ever, and a real landmark from the Paris free jazz scene of the post-1968 years! The album features one long track that shares the same title as the record – "Church Number Nine" – a number that builds in intensity with a style that kind of pushes the earlier ESP mode one step further – using Ayler-like heads on the interplay between Wright's tenor and the alto of Noah Howard – but also blowing up in much freer moments over the course of the 45 minutes of the tune. The quartet is completed by Bobby Few on piano and Mohamad Ali on drums – and the sound of the record is simply mindblowing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in a vintage flipback cover!)

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✨✧ Lizz WrightFreedom & Surrender ... LP
Concord, 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lizz Wright just keeps on growing and growing as a singer – past the jazz and soul of her roots, to a space that easily has the singer reaching out to a much greater range of ears, but all while keeping true to her style! There's definitely a jazzy heart at the core of the record – and most instrumentation is from a small combo – but the expression in Wright's vocals moves into very personal territory that's very much her own – feeling, but never overdone – catchy, but never cloying – and set up in a balance that maintains all the class and poise we've always loved in the singer. Highlights include a duet with Gregory Porter on "Right Where You Are", and a nice cover of Nick Drake's "River Man" – and other titles include "Here & Now", "Surrender", "Blessed The Brave", "Freedom", "The Game", "Lean In", "Somewhere Down The Mystic", and "Real Life Painting". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Loudon WainwrightAlbum III ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Album III from Loudon Wainwright III – a fine showcase for his wry songwriting, uncommon melodies and a unpredictable niche in the 70s singer/songwriter realm! Album III continues Loudon's progression from folk influenced storyteller to more of a pop rock mode, a record that starts out with the funny "Dead Skunk", kind of catching you off guard for some sharper words to come. Titles include the weird leftfield hit "Dead Skunk", plus "Red Guitar", "East Indian Princess", "Hometeam Crowd", "Needless To Say", "Drinking Song", "Say That You Love Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself ... CD
Warner (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk – and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks – most of which are more open ended than some of their earlier ones, and run on for longer than usual with some good trippy instrumental moments that really stretch out the groove from their funky 45 days. The album includes the stoner funk classic "High As Apple Pie", done here in two "slices", plus the classic "Express Yourself", a monster number that still sounds great every time we hear it – even though it's been used on commercials and sampled plenty of times over the years! Other tracks include "I'm Aware", "Road Without An End", and "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do". CD

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Harry BabasinHarry Babasin & The Jazz Pickers ... LP
Mode, Late 50s. Very Good ... $33.99
An excellent set of 50s west coast chamber jazz – featuring a quintet that includes Harry Babasin on cello, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Demsey Wright on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums. The pairing of cello and vibes in the frontline is really great – and with additional support from guitar, the instruments really swing nicely on the set. The album's the sort that you might miss, because the Premier label was sort of a budget operation – but it's a really nice little side that grooves with a keen late 50s approach that's very much in the manner of similar albums on Dawn or Bethlehem – but arguably better, as it's recorded with an open feel, and some really great sound. Titles include "Hoppy", "De Ge", "On Bear Hill", "Pee Wee", and "Wingo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with the deep groove! Cover has a split top seam and discoloration from age.)

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John Blake with Didier Lockwood & Michal UrbaniakRhythm & BLU ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Features Blake on violin – with additional work on the instrument from Didier Lockwood and Michal Urbaniak – plus keyboards from Bernard Wright, bass from Marcus Miller, and drums from Lenny White! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and lightly bent corners.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersDrum Suite ... LP
Columbia, 1956/1957. Near Mint- ... $33.99
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") that has Blakey and Jo Jones on drums, joined by Sabu Martinez on bongos and Charles Wright on tympani and gong. Ray Bryant snakes some soulful piano through the set and Oscar Pettiford is on bass and cello – and the overall feeling of the side is similar to some of Blakey's work in the format for Blue Note – like the albums Afro-Drum Orgy or Holiday for Percussion. Side two has straight hard bop, played by Blakey's 1957 combo that included Jackie McLean and Bill Hardman – and the group grooves hard on a classic reading of "Nica's Tempo", plus the cuts "D's Dilemma" and "Just For Marty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 180 gram Impex pressing, limited edition #1137/2500.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckBravo Brubeck ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Bravo Brubeck, indeed – as this great live set not only has the Brubeck quartet in Mexico, working through some surprising Latin-themed tunes – but also includes some added percussion and guitar, which brings a whole new dimension to their sound! The album's still got the core Brubeck approach at its heart – with Dave on piano, Paul Desmond on incredible alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums – but the quartet finds a way to really open up on these numbers, and expand their sound into new modes – as they'd done on some of their Japanese and Eurasian explorations. A number of tunes are Latin American numbers, re-arranged in a modern way by Brubeck – and titles include "Cielito Lindo", "Sobre Las Olas", "Nostalgia De Mexico", "Poinciana", "Estrellita", and "Alla En El Rancho Grande". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Dave BrubeckBrubeck In Amsterdam ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A live gem from the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet – and a great reminder that the group could almost be even more exciting in a concert setting than on their studio albums! The date is 1962, and the combo is in perfect form – sublime alto from Paul Desmond, and always-inventive rhythms from Joe Morello on drums and Eugene Wright on bass – fused perfectly with Dave's piano, but also very open and spontaneous here – with this extra sort of crackle that makes us know that although working at the level of perfection, these guys are still just mere mortals too! The set features a 12 minute take on "Brandenburg Gate" with a solo by Desmond that's simply stunning – and other cuts include "Since Love Had Its Way", "King For A Day", "Good Reviews", and "Cultural Exchange". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dave BrubeckTime Out ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $1.99
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". CD

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Dave BrubeckTime Out ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with white text. Cover has a heavy stain on the top right corner and is lightly stained and wrinkled on the bottom half.)
Also available Time Out ... CD 1.99

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Otis ClayOnly Way Is Up ... LP
Blues R&B, 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Later work from Otis Clay, but also one of his greatest albums ever! The record features him with some fuller arrangements than usual – in less of a bluesy mode than during the Hi years, with a smooth sound that really brings out a whole new side of his style. The set was recorded in Chicago for the Japanese market – and the arrangements are by Benjamin Wright, Bill McFarland, and Clay himself. Includes the massive groover "The Only Way Is Up", an anthemic modern dancefloor number that later yielded a bit hit for Yazz – plus the tracks "Cheatin In The Next Room", "All I Need Is You", "Special Kind Of Love", "Messin With My Mind", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", and "Check It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny ColesLittle Johnny C ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A rare session as a leader from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who cut some great work in the groups of James Moody and Gil Evans, but who shines even more brightly on this classic Blue Note album! Coles really has an ear for finding the hippest side of his instrument – and he blows with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – and certainly far from the mellower tones of his previous leader set for Columbia. This album's got a great mix of hardbop and modern ideas – right up there with the best Blue Note had to offer at the time – and the group's filled with equally hip players who include Joe Henderson on tenor, Leo Wright on alto and flute, Duke Pearson on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and either Pete LaRoca or Walter Perkins on drums. Titles include "Heavy Legs", "Hobo Joe", "Jano", and "Little Johnny C". Very hip, very hard, and very swingin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing, with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy DeFrancoJazz Tones ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Very Good ... $29.99
The jazz tones here are mighty nice – on a record that sparkles with some of Buddy DeFranco's best music ever! As with other Verve dates from the time, this DeFranco outing's got a rhythmic pulse that really gets things going – a sense of swing that's nice and lean, but quite powerful too – pushing Buddy past any cliched clarinet modes of the 50s, into a realm that really unlocks new sax-like sounds in his horn! The piano has a lot to do with the record – played here by either Kenny Drew or Sonny Clark – with bass from Milt Hinton or Gene Wright, and drums from Art Blakey and Bobby White. Titles include "Jack The Field Stalker", "Tenderly", "Yesterdays", "Lover Man", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split top seam held with a piece of tape, and a peeled spot and bit of pen on back.)

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Terry GibbsEl Nutto ... LP
Limelight, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
A great little album by Terry Gibbs – one that's free from the gimmicks that could sometimes mar his other efforts, and which really lets the vibist get a chance to open up in a session of straight ahead tunes with a surprising degree of soul! The group on the set's a quartet – with Alice McCloud on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and John Dentz on drums – and all the tunes on the set are originals by Gibbs, with a level of imagination and melodic creation that we never would have expected from him! The whole thing's pretty darn great, and filled with interesting tracks that include "The Young Ones", "El Flippo", "The Nightie Night Waltz", "Little S", "Hey Pretty", and "Little C". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, in the extravagant gatefold cover with booklet.)
 
 
 



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