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Duke EllingtonOkeh Ellington ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
50 tracks over two CDs. Featuring Jabbo Smith and Cootie Williams on trumpet, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton on trombone, Johnny Hodges on clarinet and alto sax, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor sax, Fred Guy on banjo, Lonnie Johnson on guitar, and Sonny Greer on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Walter JacksonBest Of Walter Jackson – Welcome Home – The Okeh Years ... CD
Legacy/Epic, Mid 60s. Used ... $5.99
Killer work from the legendary Walter Jackson – one of the most unique soul music voices of the 60s! The set features some of the best moments from Jackson's key years at Okeh Records on the Chicago scene – material cut with great help from Carl Davis and Curtis Mayfield, and easily some of the most mature soul from the Windy City (or any city) at the time! The CD's a great mix of his hits and some of his lesser-known cuts – and all the tracks provide an excellent portrait of Walter's unique "Iceman" style of polished, heartbreaking soul. We can't say enough about these tracks, and we feel that songs like "Funny (Not Much)", "Speak Her Name", "My Ship Is Coming In", and "It's All Over" are some of the finest soul material ever to come out of the 60's! Great stuff, and with a sound that will blow your mind! CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Ahmad JamalLegendary Okeh & Epic Recordings (Piano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal/Ahmad Jamal Trio) ... CD
Epic/Legacy, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
The long-overdue reissue of some of Ahmad Jamal's first recordings – early sides for the Okeh and Columbia labels, all tunes that would go on to have a huge influence on the use of the piano in jazz! All tracks on the set were recorded in the early 50s with Jamal's great drumless trio that featured Ray Crawford on guitar and either Eddie Calhoun or Israel Crosby on bass – the latter of whom is tremendous here, working as a player who really helped set his instrument free from its traditional role in jazz. The trio's blend of guitar, bass, and piano is completely unique – extremely inventive at both a rhythmic and melodic level, as each instrument often fills both roles equally well – dancing around with an internal groove that emerges outwardly as an especially fluid approach to the tune. If you've never heard Jamal at his early best like this, the CD's gotta be one of the best places we can think of to start – as it features 21 titles in all, all beautifully remastered with impeccable sound that goes far beyond even our original albums! Titles include "Poinciana", "Black Beauty", "Something To Remember You By", "Pavanne", "Perfida", "Rica Pulpa", "Old Devil Moon", "Autumn Leaves", "Ahmad's Blues", and "Aki & Ukthay". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Chuck WillisRockin' With The Sheik Of The Blues – The Okeh & Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Okeh/Hoodoo, 1950s. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongComplete Okeh & RCA Victor Recordings (10 CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used 10 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Billed as "some of the most important jazz recordings ever made" – and for good reason, too! The set brings together all the crucial early Louis Armstrong recordings from the 78rpm era – late 20s/early 30s sides for Okey, Parlophone, RCA, and Odeon – all presented with better sound and notes than any of the cheapo, knockoff packages you'll find on the market! This 10 CD collection is overflowing with key moments in jazz – great small group recordings by Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven groups, some orchestra performances, and many other important sides that went onto shape the sound of jazz for decades to come. A beautiful package, with a booklet that includes new essays, and great remastering of these crucial recordings! CD

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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle – The Okeh Sessions ... LP
Okeh/Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(80s issue. Cover has a promo stamp.)
 
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Arnett CobbCocktails For Two/Walkin Home ... 78 RPM
Okeh, Early 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Theo CrokerBlk2Life – A Future Past ... CD
Okeh, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Wonderfully righteous work from trumpeter Theo Croker – and a set that's really got the sort of majesty you might expect from the cover! Theo's never been a straight jazz artist on other records – but here, he really ups his game on the cosmic soul front – mixing in guest vocals and instrumental elements with some soul-drenched arrangements that often have a nicely crisp crackle on the rhythms! Croker's trumpet is only part of the album's strength here – as the set also features work from Gary Bartz on alto, plus vocals from Kassa Overall, Iman Omari, Wyclef Jean, and others – on titles that include "Every Part Of Me", "Soul Call Vibrate", "No More Maybe", "Happy Feet", "Where Will You Go", "Anthem", and "Imperishable Star". CD
Also available Blk2Life – A Future Past (180 gram pressing) ... LP 35.99

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✨✧ Theo CrokerBlk2Life – A Future Past (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Okeh/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $35.99 38.99
Wonderfully righteous work from trumpeter Theo Croker – and a set that's really got the sort of majesty you might expect from the cover! Theo's never been a straight jazz artist on other records – but here, he really ups his game on the cosmic soul front – mixing in guest vocals and instrumental elements with some soul-drenched arrangements that often have a nicely crisp crackle on the rhythms! Croker's trumpet is only part of the album's strength here – as the set also features work from Gary Bartz on alto, plus vocals from Kassa Overall, Iman Omari, Wyclef Jean, and others – on titles that include "Every Part Of Me", "Soul Call Vibrate", "No More Maybe", "Happy Feet", "Where Will You Go", "Anthem", and "Imperishable Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(45 RPM pressing.)
Also available Blk2Life – A Future Past ... CD 12.99

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Theo CrokerEscape Velocity (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Okeh/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 2016. New Copy ... $27.99 29.99
Trumpeter Theo Croker definitely hits escape velocity here – using electric touches to push his music deep into the cosmos, but all while still holding onto the earthy soul at the core! Theo blows straight trumpet sometimes, and processes his horn at others – but never with any sense of gimmick or cheap trick, and always as part of an instrumental vision that has him perfectly fitting in alongside the album's great Fender Rhodes, moog, and other keyboards from Michael King – whose work really helps drive the record too! Yet the whole thing isn't familiar fusion, or a rehash of older modes from Miles, Jon Hassell, or others of older generations – and instead Croker really finds himself here – and draws on help from other strong players who include Irwin Hall on alto and flute, and Ben Eunson on electric guitar. Titles include "Transcend", "This Could Be", "In Orbit", "We Can't Breathe", "Love From The Sun", "Changes", "Rahspect", "The Right Time", and "No Escape From Bliss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight transparent blue vinyl!)

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Bill DavisNina Never Knew/Rhapsody In Blue ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1953. Very Good ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Craig HandyCraig Handy & 2nd Line Smith ... CD
Okeh, 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty great concept from tenorist Craig Handy – a set that seeks to rework the songbook of Hammond hero Jimmy Smith, but with rhythmic influences borrowed from the second-line styles of New Orleans! The approach is less hokey than you might expect – as the Nola influences come through in the snapping rhythms of Jason Marsalis on drums, often blended with sousaphone from Clark Gayton instead of any work on bass – while Kyle Koehler plays the Hammond B3 with these romping modes that recall the most joyous sounds of Jimmy Smith on verve. Dee Dee Bridgewater sings guest vocals on one track, and Handy gets plenty of space to solo too – on titles that include "Mojo Workin", "Organ Grinder's Swing", "I Almost Lost My Mind", "High Heel Sneakers", "Mellow Mood", "Road Song", and "Minor Chant". CD
(Case has a small cutout hole.)

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Coleman HawkinsPassin It Around/Rocky Comfort ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1941. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have small stickers.)

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Walter JacksonAfter You There Can Be Nothing/My Funny Valentine ... 7-inch
Okeh, 1966. Good ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have some light stains. Vinyl plays with occasional pops and crackle.)

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Stacey KentI Know I Dream – The Orchestral Sessions ... CD
Sony/Okeh, 2017. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Mario Patron & Su ConjuntoJazz De Mario Patron ... LP
Okeh (Mexico), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some surface wear, light aging, and small seam splits.)

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Sonny RollinsRoad Shows Vol 3 ... CD
Okeh, 2000s. Used ... $5.99
The continuing exploration of the greatness of Sonny Rollins in a live setting – a format that's really made these Road Shows records more interesting than most of his studio work in recent years! The set features key live performances by Rollins from the past decade or so – all long tracks that give Sonny plenty of space to stretch out in boldly creative tenor solos – with support from musicians who include Clifton Anderson on trombone, Bobby Broom or Peter Bernstein on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Kobie Watkins and others on drums. Titles include "Biji", "Someday I'll Find You", "Why Was I Born", "Solo Sonny", and "Patanjali". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hazel Smith (Irene Mims)Get Up Off Your Knees Papa (one-sided transcription disc) ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1928. Very Good ... $14.99
With King Oliver. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Mamie Smith & The Jazz HoundsRoad Is Rocky (But I Am Gonna Find My Way)/Fare Thee Honey Blues ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1920. Very Good ... $43.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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VibrationsStory Of A Starry Night/Canadian Sunset ... 7-inch
Okeh, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Okeh sleeve with a name in pen.)

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VibrationsVibrations Greatest Hits ... LP
Okeh, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A great collection of tunes by this hard-wailing vocal group – featuring tracks produced for Okeh by Gamble & Huff, Carl Davis, and Manny Kellem, lifted from both singles and LPs during the mid 60s. Titles include "Sloop Dance", "Watusi Time", "And I Love Her", "Canadian Sunset", "Love In Them There Hills", "For Your Love", "What I Say/Shout", and "Remember The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some notes in pen, light wear, and a trace of a price sticker.)
 
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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". CD features a great bonus track – "The Chase Is On". CD

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Count BasieCount Basie Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Features 78 rpm recordings for Decca, Victor, Okeh, Vocalion, and Columbia. Tracks include "Jive At Five", "Blow Top", "Let Me See", "Taps Miller", "Avenue C", "Moten Swing", "Lazy Lady Blues", "One O'Clock Boogie", and "Lady Be Good" – 99 tracks total. CD
(Out of print. Box has some wear.)

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Benny GoodmanChronological Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 1942 ... CD
Classics (France), 1942. Used ... $11.99
Collects big band numbers recorded for Okeh and Columbia with vocals by Peggy Lee, plus a couple of small group sides with Mel Powell, Sid Weiss and Lou McGarity. CD
(Out of print.)

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Walter JacksonI Want To Come Back As A Song ... LP
Chi Sound, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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 some ring and edge wear and a cut corner.)

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Marie KnightGospel Train – The Marie Knight Story 1946 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The were plenty of singers who made the transition from gospel music to secular sounds during the 60s soul years – but Marie Knight followed that path a generation before – by starting out with some superb gospel material in the late 40s, then moving more strongly into R&B during the following decade! That long journey is served up beautifully in this set – which pulls together singles that Knight cut for a wide variety of labels – Mercury, Baton, Carlton, Decca, Okeh, and others – in settings that include gospel groups, small combos, and even few duets with other singers too. Throughout it all, Marie's got a hell of a voice that just gets better as the years go on – very adaptable to new material, and always full of feeling, on titles that include "I'll Let Nothing Separate Me From The Lord", "I Can't Sit Down", "Look At Me", "I'm The Little Fooler", "Gospel Train", "My Journey To The Sky", "Up Above My Head", "Precious Memories", "Trouble In Mind", "Stand The Storm", "Who Rolled The Stone Away", "I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them", "I Was Born Again", and "Grashopper Baby". CD

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James Brandon Lewis & Chad TaylorLive In Willisau ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Blind Willie McTellComplete Recorded Works In Chronological Order – Volume 2 ... LP
Document/Third Man, Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Landmark recordings from the legendary Blind Willie McTell – served up here on a host of classic sides originally recorded for the Columbia, Okeh, Vocalion, and Victor labels in the early 30s! The recording quality is surprisingly strong on most numbers – really able to capture the subtle vocal and acoustic guitar inflections that Willie can serve up like nobody else – a rich sense of presence and personality that still comes through all these many years later, and which may well resonate here on this beautiful pressing as strongly as on the original 78s! Titles include "Low Rider's Blues", "Razor Ball", "Southern Can Is Mine", "Stomp Down Rider", "Rough Alley Blues", "Mama Let Me Scoop For You", and "Searching The Desert For The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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OpalsCan't Give It Up/End My Suffering ... 7-inch
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The Opals were a great Chicago area group who never cut many records while they were at the Okeh label – so this cut is an extra-special treat, as it's an unreleased number that has the trio working in this bad-stepping mode that's really outta sight! The harmonies soar nicely with the groove – and the flipside is also an unissued cut from the same time – one with this jazzy groove that really does great things with the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ted TaylorTed Taylor 1976 ... LP
TK/Alarm, 1976. Sealed ... $11.99
An overlooked set from Ted Taylor – one of those singers who kept moving around to different labels, never quite finding his home – but always doing some great work in the process! Ted's quite different here than on his 60s work for Okeh – much more in the southern soul territory of his album on the Jewel/Paula label – although with a slightly more put-together sound, given the record's handling by the TK Records imprint. The label nicely avoids any of their usual disco styles with Ted – and instead really let him hit some rootsy modes as he takes on some familiar tunes, but deepens them nicely with his handling. Titles include "Somebody's Getting It", "Steal Away", "Standing In The Wings Of A Heartache", "I'm Gonna Hate Myself In The Morning", "You Make Loving You So Easy", "High Heel Sneakers", and "Everybody's Stealing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Mississippi SheiksComplete Recorded Works In Chronological Order – Volume 2 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Document/Third Man, 1930/1931. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the most important string bands of the early 30s – heard here on some seminal sides recorded both in Texas and Mississippi! The Sheiks' approach was landmark at the time, and still has great resonance all these many years later – a real genre-crossing mix of blues and old-time string music – served up on guitar, violin, and vocals – always recorded in a really spare mix, which keeps all the best acoustic properties of the music firmly intact! Material here was originally issued on Okeh label singles – and titles include "Jail Bird Love Song", "Unhappy Blues", "Still I'm Traveling On", "Please Don't Wake Up", "Please Baby", "Ramrod Blues", and "Times Done Got Hard". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some edge wear, small sticker remnants, and some clear tape on the spine.)
 
 
 



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