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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle – The Okeh Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Okeh/Pure Pleasure (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $13.99 44.99
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a motherlode of great work that easily puts her right up there with Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown as one of the great female singers of the 50s. The package features a whopping 22 tracks in all – including many bits that get lost between the tracks in some of the too-sifted collections of her work from the time. Titles include "Maybelle's Blues", "Hair Dressin Women", "My Big Mistake", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "So Good To My Baby", "Gabbin Blues", "You'll Never Know", and "New Kind Of Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy ButlerRight Tracks – The Complete Okeh Recordings 1963 to 1966 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $10.99
The complete Okeh label recordings of Billy Butler – Jerry Butler's lesser-known brother, but an even more grooving artist on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s! Billy's work at Okeh is easily some of the best of the all-great imprint – tracks that step, slide, and groove along in a flurry of tight-edged Chi-soul rhythms – nearly all of which are produced by the legendary Carl Davis, with arrangements from Johnny Pate and Riley Hampton! Billy's in the lead on vocals, but nearly all numbers have a strong harmony soul component too – support from The Four Enchanters or Chanters – in a mode that echoes The Impressions' style of the time somewhat, but which also carries more of the Butler-family emotive quality, thanks to the stronger lead. This is the first time all this material has ever been brought together so well – and the package features great notes and a number of previously unissued titles as well – including some rare versions and instrumentals that are sure to get some play from Northern Soul listeners. Titles include "Found True Love", "Lady Love", "Gotta Get Away", "Can't Live Without Her", "Right Track", "Boston Monkey", "Does It Matter", "Fighting A Losing Battle", "To Be Or Not To Be", "Singing The Blues", and "You're Gonna Be Sorry". CD

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VariousOkeh Jazz ... LP
Okeh/Epic, 1950s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
An excellent collection of obscure jazz and R&B instrumental sides from the great Okeh label of the 50s – including some excellent stormers from Chicago! Little Johnny Griffin checks in with "For Dancers Only", "Flyin Home", and "Chicago Riffin", and the first two cuts feature vocals by Babs Gonzales! Other tracks include "Money Is Honey" and "I Want A Big Butter & Egg Man" by Mary Ann McCall; "Dig This Menu Please" and "Red's Mambo", two fantastic R&B tunes from trumpeter Red Rodney; and "Smooth Sailin", "Walkin Home", and "Whispering", all by Arnett Cobb, and included here with some other nice tunes that rank with some of Cobb's best work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker along part of the spine.)
 
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Count BasieDown For Double/More Than You Know ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1941. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Dee Dee BridgewaterMemphis – Yes, I'm Ready ... CD
Okeh, 2017. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful turn in direction from the legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater – a return to some of the soul-based modes she used in the 70s, but served up here as a tribute to Memphis soul of an earlier generation! The set was recorded in that fine southern city, at the Royal Studios where Willie Mitchell crafted so much magic for Hi Records back in the day – and production chores are handled by Mitchell's son, with a warmth that certainly befits the strong soul legacy of both his family and Memphis! Most tracks are remakes of older soul tunes, but handled by Dee Dee in a very personal way – and the group is nice and lean, with a very soulful vibe – thanks to some arrangements and saxophone work by Kirk Whalum. Titles include "Why Am I Treated So Bad", "BABY", "Yes I'm Ready", "I Can't Get Next To You", "The Sweeter He Is", "Try A Little Tenderness", and a great remake of "I Can't Stand The Rain". CD
(Still sealed, small cutout hole through case.)

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Cab CallowayI Want To Rock/Tain't No Good ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1942. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Frank Ferera & John PaaluhiO Sole Mio/Cielito Lindo ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1927. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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LafayetteBossa Lafayette ... LP
Okeh (Mexico), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape holding the top seam.)

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Major LanceEverybody Loves A Good Time – Best Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/Epic, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s. That work is very fairly represented here on this 40 track set – with great notes, and a rich selection of songs that even includes a few previously unissued gems. Most of Lance's work was written by Curtis Mayfield and produced by Carl Davis – so you know you're getting top shelf material here – and the packaging job by Epic is as great as the rest of the titles in their Rhythm N Soul series. Titles include "Get My Hat", "Come See", "Ain't It A Shame", "Ain't No Soul", "It's The Beat", "Crying In The Rain", "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um", "Keep On Loving You", "Mama Didn't Know", "Monkey Time", "Gotta Get Away", "It Ain't No Use", "Think Nothing About It", and "Everytime". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole – but package is still sealed.)

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Major LanceHey Little Girl/Crying In The Rain ... 7-inch
Okeh, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Nice arrangements from Johnny Pate! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a spot of marker.)

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Major LanceIt Ain't No Use/Girls ... 7-inch
Okeh, 1964. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Major LanceVery Best Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/Epic, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – and really helping to define the Chicago sound that would rise to even greater heights later in the decade! This 16 track set is a great little overview of Lance's work for Okeh – and many of the tunes were written by Curtis Mayfield and produced by Carl Davis, a key team in the studio that makes for some really killer numbers! Titles include "Come See", "It's The Beat", "Without A Doubt", "The Matador", "Girls", "The Monkey Time", "Delilah", "Um Um Um Um Um", "Mama Didn't Know", "Ain't It A Shame", "Sometimes I Wonder", and "I'm So Lost". CD
(Out of print.)

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G Love & Special SauceCoast To Coast Motel ... CD
Okeh, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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G Love & Special SauceElectric Mile ... CD
Epic/Okeh, 2001. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ze Luiz/Ze FerreiraFesta De Vaquejada ... LP
Okeh (Brazil), 1970. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, partially unglued bottom seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Joseph Samuels' Jazz BandWimmin/Wabash Blues ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1921. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Alberta HunterTake That Thing Away/Your Jelly Roll Is Good ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1926. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Backed by Perry Bradford's Mean Four. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Papa Charlie JacksonYou Put It In I'll Take It Out/If I Got What You Want ... 78 RPM
Okeh, Late 20s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain BoysPrecious Jewel/Come Back Little Pal ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1940. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Link DavisBig Mamou ... CD
Okeh/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Link Davis is holding a saxophone on the cover, but he's also a hell of a fiddler too – and this huge collection of his music follows a strong shift in his style over the course of the 50s – from a rootsy cajun musician to one that's got more of a rocking vibe overall! The package brings together rare Okeh and Starday Records singles from Link – material produced by two top country talents of the 50s, Don Law and Pappy Dailey – with a quality level that makes each individual tune really sparkle, and sound great here together as a constellation of overlooked gems from the time! There's plenty of shift between Louisiana and east Texas modes in the music – and titles include "Sixteen Chicks", "Big Mamou", "Time Will Tell", "Hey Garcon", "Rice & Gravy Blues", "Bayou Buffalo", "Trucker From Tennessee", "Slippin & Slidin Sometimes", "Big Coonie", "Grasshopper Rock", "Would You Be Waiting", and "The Crawfish Crawl". CD

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✨✧ Walter JacksonWelcome Home – The Many Moods of Walter Jackson ... LP
Okeh, 1965. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A sublime mix of new tunes and re-imagined standards – and a set that takes Walter Jackson into even more sophisticated soul territory than before! The record is proof that the up and coming soul artists of the 60s had a key place alongside the more established mainstream acts on the other side of the fence – as Walter's working here with arranger Riley Hampton to re-cast a number of familiar tunes in his cool Iceman soul mode – changing the themes, rhythms, and inflections of the tracks for a more contemporary soul market – and also interspersing them with a few great new songs of his own! The approach is amazing – far better than even Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson's work in a similar idiom – and the album features the sublime hit "Welcome Home", plus the Van McCoy tunes "Suddenly I'm All Alone", "Still At The Mercy Of Your Love", and "The Magic's Gone" – alongside versions of "Moon River", "Let It Be Me", "Imagination", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label mono pressing.)
 
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Patti DrewWorkin On A Groovy Thing – The Best Of Patti Drew ... CD
Capitol/EMI (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $28.99
Sublime soul from one of our key hometown heroes – the always-great Patti Drew, heard here on some of her killer late 60s sides for Capitol Records! Patti started out as a sweeter soul singer, but on these tracks she really finds her own sound – a groove that's got the sophistication of Barbara Lewis on her Atlantic recordings, but which has a bit more of the punch at the bottom that was bubbling up from the Windy City artists of the time – especially some of the male groups who were really putting Chicago on the map with recordings for Brunswick or Okeh. Patti's work here has a sound that's similar – classy, but still plenty darn soulful – and this collection is a long-overdue look at the range of work she cut for Capitol on assorted singles and four albums for the label over the period of a few short years. Tracks include "There'll Never Be Another", "Fever", "Just Can't Forget About You", "My Lover's Prayer", "Where Is Daddy", "Stop & Listen", "Tell Him", "Can't Shake It Loose", "Keep On Movin", "Sufferer", "I've Been Here All The Time", "The Love That A Woman Should Give To A Man", "He's The One", "Wild Is Love", and "It's Just A Dream". The set also features 3 bonus tracks from Drew's previous years as a member of The Drew-Vels – "I've Known", "It's My Time", and an early version of "Tell Him". CD
(Out of print.)

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Slim GaillardChronological Slim Gaillard 1940 to 1942 ... CD
Classics (France), 1940/1942. Used ... $11.99
Okeh and Decca sessions from Slim Gaillard and his groups the Royal Rhythm Boys and the Flat Foot Floogee Boys, the latter featuring Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles, Slam Stewart, and a young Chico Hamilton! CD
(Out of print, original Classics pressing.)

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Walter JacksonI Want To Come Back As A Song ... LP
Chi Sound, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
It's an unfortunate fact that within a few years of stating the reincarnation-oriented title of this record, Walter would sadly have passed away, making the issue of "coming back as a song" even more pertinent. This record's one of his best of the Chisound years – and features a modern soul updating of Walter's Iceman style – done here with help from Riley Hampton, who worked on most of Walter's best work at Okeh. The record's got a nice Teddy Pendergrass sort of sound, with a good sophisticated male vocal approach – and includes the cuts "If You Walked Away", "Stay A While With me", "I've Never Been To Me", "What Would You Do", and a remake of "It's All Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Annie LaurieSince I Fell For You – The Essential Annie Laurie ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99
A great run of music from Annie Laurie – not a New Orleans native, but a singer who helped forge the Crescent City sound in the band of Paul Gayten – before then moving onto work on a whole host of other labels! Laurie was a big act back in her day – and has the dynamic flexibility of a singer like Dinah Washington – easily at home with jazz, jump blues, and other modes too – as you'll hear in this fantastic collection of work! Tracks appeared on the DeLuxe, Okeh, Regal, Ritz, Cosmo, and other labels – brought together here in a batch of 30 tracks that includes "Lonesome & Blue", "Get Me Some Money", "Since I Fell For You", "Rockin & Rollin Again", "It Must Be You", "Annie's Blues", "Cuttin Out", "Stop Talkin & Start Walkin", "It's Gonna Come Out In The Wash Someday", "Hold On To What You Got", "Nobody's Going To Hurt You", "Please Honey Don't Go", "I'll Never Be Free", "My Rough & Ready Man", and "I Feel So Right Tonight". CD

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Little RichardGet Down With It ... LP
Edsel (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An expanded version of Little Richard's one album for Okeh Records! The album's got a strong mix of soul and R&B – with Richard still working at the height of his powers from earlier years, yet also picking up some nice influences from 60s soul to hip his sound up a bit. The funk of later years is still to come, but the backings on the set are nice and tight, and groove with a lot of sock-soul electric bass that helps the tunes move a lot better than you might think – and mostly without the cliches of some of Richard's bigger hits! Features 14 tracks in all – and titles include "Poor Dog", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "I Need Love", "I Don't Want To Discuss It", "Get Down With It", "Well", and "Don't Deceive Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Candace LoveNever In A Million Years – Rare Soul Recordings ... CD
Aquarius/Essential, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Rare female soul from Candace Love – a singer who only recorded a handful of singles in her career, which are all collected here to make the first-ever full album of her work! Candace sung on the Chicago scene of the late 60s – and these tunes definitely have all the best elements the Windy City sound had to offer at the time – particularly that nicely-stepping midtempo groove you'd know from labels like Brunswick or Okeh, given a slight indie spin, as these tracks were all done for the smaller Aquarius label. Production and songwriting is by Fred Bridges, Ric Williams, and Bobby Eaton – and titles include "Peace Lovin Man", "Something's Gonna Happen", "Love Transplant", "Wonderful Night", "Uh Uh Boy That's A No No", "That's How It Is", "Never In A Million Years", and "Heaven & Hell" – plus a few takes on "I Want To Get Back". CD

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Piano Red & Dr FeelgoodDoctor's In (4CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $38.99
Loads of rare recordings – including RCA and Okeh Records sessions, some from the early soul music years – with a great book of notes, too! CD
(Out of print. Includes original box, book and all CDs in their cases.)

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Ted TaylorSomebody's Always Trying ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), Late 50s/Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A late 80's compilation of some of the greatest work ever recorded by Ted Taylor – done as a string of sessions in Chicago, New York, and Nashville for Okeh Records. Taylor's a singer with a wonderful voice – one that was more famously tuned towards bluesier work later in his career, but which is hear heard coming off an initial run in doo wop – in a mix of modes that includes both Chicago and southern soul styles! Production is by Carl Davis, Billy Sherrill, and others – and no matter what the setting Taylor's vocals are incredible – crackling with a sense of emotion and soul that made him one of the singers to match at the time, even if his Okeh years never yielded that many hits. 18 songs in all, including "Since You're Home", "Be Ever Wonderful", "Hold Me Tight", "She's A Winner", "That Happy Day", "Someday (I Know, I Know", "My Darling", "If It Wasn't For You", "Top Of The World", "Somebody's Always Trying", "Try Me Again", "It Ain't Like That No More", "You've Been Crying", "Dancing Annie", "So Hard", "You Give Me Nothing To Go On", "Can't Take No More", and "Long Distance Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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VibrationsVibrations – Great Soul Hits ... CD
Mar, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
A sweet 29 track compilation of the Vibrations rare sides for the Okeh label, recorded in Chicago in the mid 60's, and a great batch of rockin' group soul all the way through! Tracks include "Keep On Keeping On", "Talkin' Bout Love", "Watusi Time", "End Up Crying", "Secret Love", "Finding Out The Hard Way", "Soul A Go Go", "Love In Them There Hills", "Gonna Get Along Without You", "Forgive And Forget", and lots lots more! Put together by the same people who did the Billy Butler compilation of Okeh material, and a much-needed set of the group's incredible work from the time. CD
(Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)

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Clarence WilliamsChronological Clarence Williams – 1921 to 1924 ... CD
Classics (France), Early 20s. Used ... $6.99
Some of the earliest work from this famous bandleader – one of the kings of early small combo jazz! Early 78s recorded for Okeh – including work by Louis Armstrong! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy Lee JohnsonWhen A Guitar Plays The Blues ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wicked early work from Roy Lee Johnson – a hell of a guitarist, and a soulful singer as well! The package brings together a whopping 30 tracks from Johnson's years at Okeh Records, and runs up to some sweet sides for Philips as well – tracing a great evolution from the late R&B years up to some deeper soul recorded at Fame Studios – a really rich journey in soul music, put together with the usual Bear Family love of historical details! Plenty of notes come with the package – tying Roy to other work with Piano Red (aka Dr Feelgood) – and titles include "Mister Moonlight", "Sea Breeze", "Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze", "I'm So Happy", "Busybody", "Love Birds", "When A Guitar Plays The Blues", "Plowing Playboy", "Cheer Up Daddy's Comin Home", "Boogaloo #3", "Can You Handle It", "It's All Over", "Stanback Headache Powder", and "She Put The Whammy On Me". CD

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✨✧ John KirbyChronological John Kirby 1939 to 1941 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Columbia, Okeh, and Vocalion recordings from John Kirby and his Orchestra which features Charlie Shavers, Buster Bailey, John Kirby, and Russell Procope. CD
(Out of print, booklet has light age spots.)

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✨✧ James Brandon Lewis & Chad TaylorLive In Willisau ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the boldest work we've ever heard from tenorist James Brandon Lewis – an artist you might know from his bigger label recordings for Okeh/Sony, but who sounds completely unbridled here in the company of the great drummer Chad Taylor! Taylor's a player who can step outside strongly, yet still find this inherent sense of swing – and that balance works beautifully alongside the tenor of Lewis, and seems to encourage him to take some great chances throughout the set – with some especially great moments of drums and tenor that almost evoke the way that David Murray or Sonny Rollins might handle such a performance! A really revelatory set – and a great reminder of Taylor's genius, too – with selections that include "Watakushi No Sekai", "Matape", "Come Sunday", "Imprints", "Twenty Four", "Radiance", and "Under/Over The Rainbow". CD

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✨✧ Screamin' Jay HawkinsCow Fingers & Mosquito Pie ... CD
Epic/Legacy, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
This is the real deal for Screamin Jay Hawkins – the seminal 50s recordings done for the Okeh label, all of which are a lot harder and heavier than some of his later work! The format is simple R&B, but Screamin Jay brings a heck of a lot of himself to the sessions – singing in a raspy, raw sort of way that really lives up to his name – and hitting a variety of fresh and funky subjects in the lyrics – hardly the usual stuff of 50s bluesy recordings! Titles include the classic "I Put A Spell On You", plus 20 more tracks that include "Yellow Coat", "You Made Me Love You", "Little Demon", "Hong Kong", "Alligator Wine", "Person To Person", "Take Me Back To My Boots", "Darling Please Forgive Me", "Orange Colored Sky", "There's Something Wrong With You", and "Frenzy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miff MoleChronological Miff Mole 1927 ... CD
Classics (France), 1927. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes recordings from Okeh and Harmony labels and features Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, and Pee Wee Russell. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Edison Electric BandBless You Dr Woodward ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1970. New Copy ... $7.99 17.99
The only album ever issued by this very groovy group – a quartet who wandered from Philly to San Francisco in the late 60s – where they clearly picked up the right sort of energy to let their freak flag fly! Yet these guys aren't totally Bay Area, either – as they've got more of the east coast roots that echo their start in the Philly scene a few years before – almost that mix of tightness and hipness that graced some of the best Long Island groups who were finding their way into New York during the same generation. There's plenty going on here – especially some nice songwriting, and a way of appreciating influences from blues and soul music – yet never coming across as a blues rock band at all. Titles include "Baby Leroy", "Over The Hill", "Ship Of The Future", "West Wind", "Royal Fool", "Lebanese Packhorse", and "Smokehouse". CD
 
 
 



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