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Arthur PrysockToo Late Baby – The Old Town Singles 1958 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A great run of music from the mighty Arthur Prysock – an incredibly soulful singer who was at the top of the heap in the early 60s, but who's largely forgotten all these many years later! Prysock had a really unique approach – and one that really paved the way for some of the bigger male ballad soul singers in the late 60s and 70s – a bit of jazz, with a definite influence from Billy Eckstine – mixed with a deep range that's a lot bluesier than his classy look might make you think – often set to backings that open up a new sort of sophisticated territory. Without Prysock, it's hard to imagine Walter Jackson, Lou Rawls, Jerry Butler, and many others – and this sweet batch of singles really sums up the power of the man at his height. The CD features 24 tracks in all – many on CD for the first time – and titles include "Come & See This Old Fool", "Worry Bout You", "Again", "House By The Side Of The Road", "It's Too Late Baby Too Late", "Our Love Will Last", "One More Time", "If Ever I Should Fall In Love", and "Keep A Light In The Window For Me". CD
 
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Arthur PrysockLove Makes It Right ... LP
Old Town, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Arthur PrysockMr Arthur Prysock & Guest ... LP
Old Town, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
The famous guest here is Count Basie – who makes the album sound even groovier than some of Prysock's other records from the time – and we like all of those quite a bit! The mix is wonderful – and titles include "Where Are You", "Sunday", and "Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me" – all with Basie – plus "This Is My Love", "Speak To Me", "Pianissimo", and "You Can't Come In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! One corner of the cover has a very light stain, but the rest is great.)

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Arthur PrysockWhere Can I Go/Pianissimo ... 7-inch
Old Town, 1962. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ SolitairesWedding/Don't Fall In Love ... 78 RPM
Old Town, Late 50s. Fair ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have some spotty and reddish stains.)
 
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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $5.99
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! CD

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Terry CallierOccasional Rain ... CD
Cadet, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Terry Callier's first album for Cadet – and the kickoff of one of the greatest three album runs that any soul artist ever recorded! This one's got a different feel than the later two, as it takes songs by Terry, and structures them with these little musical "seque" tracks in between every song, done in a sparer folksy style that recalls Terry's roots in the Old Town scene in Chicago. At the time, Terry was making the transition from folk artist to soul singer – and he'd been picked up by Jerry Butler and The Dells as a promising young songwriter, one of the best talents of the second generation of Chicago soul stars. The record's a stripped-down affair that features a small group with Charles Stepney on harpsichord and organ, Callier on guitar, and backing vocals by Minnie Riperton, Shirley Wahls, and Kitty Haywood. The album kicks off with Terry's great little pop ditty "Ordinary Joe" – probably the catchiest song he ever wrote – then rolls into more somber titles like "Occasional Rain", "Do You Finally Need A Friend", "Golden Circle", and "Blues For Marcus". A totally unique album – and a prime example of the genius that was coming out of Chicago at the time! CD

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John CarpenterFog (2LP 180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Death Waltz, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
Wonderful sounds from the great John Carpenter – one of those records that reminds us that his music is often just as important as the images he puts on the screen! Carpenter's music for The Fog follows nicely in his work for other films – particularly Halloween – in that it's got this slow-building style that often makes great use of keyboards – often used sparely, with a really spooky sort of energy – and even more space, and at slower speed than his other horror soundtracks! The style really fits the "fog" theme of the film! The soundtrack kicks off with the indispensable prologue from the movie – with the old man telling the ghost story with just the sparest of background keyboards – and other titles include "Theme From The Fog", "Rocks At Drakes' Bay", "Tommy Tells Of Ghost Ships", "Flack In The Sanctuary", "Dane", "An Evil Plan", "Morgue", "The Fog Approaches", "Revenge", "The Fog Enters Town" and more. This killer Death Waltz double vinyl version has a full bonus LP of previous unreleased cues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing with white/green haze. Includes the inserts.)

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Del FuegosStand Up ... LP
Slash, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Wear It Like A Cape", "A Town Called Love", "New Old World", "I'll Sleep With You", "I Can't Take This Place", "News From Nowhere", and "Name Names". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Earl GrantMidnight Earl ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A nice batch of organ solos. Selections include "Robbin's Nest", "Mood Indigo", "Get Out Of Town", "Old Devil Moon", "All The Way", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and top seam.)

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Eddie Higgins & Scott HamiltonSmoke Gets In Your Eyes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2001. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
Scott Hamilton blows some wonderfully smokey tenor here – sounding great in the company of Eddie Higgins' trio! The date's got a really old school tenor sort of sound – echoes of Ben Webster and Lester Young, but updated too – taken to the clear, mature territory of Higgins' recent sessions with his trio for Venus Records – although this time around with Hamilton, the group's a quartet, with Steve Gilmore on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. The ballads are especially nice, but we like the gentle swingers too – and titles include "By Myself", "It's A Lonesome Old Town", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

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Keith JarrettBudapest Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 29.99
Keith Jarrett in our favorite side of his talents – playing the long, improvised style that first made him a breakthrough artist on ECM in the 70s – and which still remains one of his most important contributions to the history of jazz! Even later years, Jarrett's sense of imagination on the keys is amazing – and here, you'll hear very few echoes of other improvisations – long tracks that show that Keith is always able to create spontaneously, at a level that few others can match – especially as he never goes too far outside, or seems to lose a sense of melody in his music. The work is divided up into shorter passages – the older Jarrett sometimes needs a break on the keys, but never in his cognition – and as with other concert recordings of this type, the encores are older standards – "Answer Me My Love" and "It's A Lonesome Old Town" – but both given a very free, open Keith Jarrett approach! CD
Also available Budapest Concert ... LP 39.99

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Keith JarrettBudapest Concert ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 41.98
Keith Jarrett in our favorite side of his talents – playing the long, improvised style that first made him a breakthrough artist on ECM in the 70s – and which still remains one of his most important contributions to the history of jazz! Even later years, Jarrett's sense of imagination on the keys is amazing – and here, you'll hear very few echoes of other improvisations – long tracks that show that Keith is always able to create spontaneously, at a level that few others can match – especially as he never goes too far outside, or seems to lose a sense of melody in his music. The work is divided up into shorter passages – the older Jarrett sometimes needs a break on the keys, but never in his cognition – and as with other concert recordings of this type, the encores are older standards – "Answer Me My Love" and "It's A Lonesome Old Town" – but both given a very free, open Keith Jarrett approach! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Budapest Concert ... CD 24.99

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Teddi KingNow In Vogue (plus Miss Teddi King & Round Midnight) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Three rare Storyville albums from singer Teddi King – all packaged up here in a cool Japanese paper sleeve set! First up is Now In Vogue – one of a number of great small group sessions done by singer Teddi King for the Storyville label – nicely relaxed, with backing from a septet that features Billy Taylor on piano, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Gene Quill on alto! The Storyville approach really brings out the best in Teddi's vocals – as the easy-going nature of the record has King sounding a bit more grown-up and adult than before – singing lines in a slightly sultry style, yet still with some of the bird-like notes heard on other albums. Taylor's piano adds a nice grounding to the record – and titles include "Old Folks", "Why Do You Suppose", "I'm In The Market For You", "You Hit The Spot", "Something To Live For", and "Like A Ship Without A Sail". Miss Teddi King is great early work from vocalist Teddi King – a set that's got a lot more dark corners and moody moments than some of her later work! The group here is nice and small – a quartet that features Ruby Braff on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Milt Hinton on bass – all of whom accompany Teddi with a nicely sensitive sound – often augmenting her trilling vocals with some nicely blue tones of their own. The tracks are all familiar ones, but they're done in a mellow late nite feel that really gives them a new life of their own. Titles include "I Saw Stars", "New Orleans", "Love Is A Now & Then Thing", "It's The Talk of the Town", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", and "It's All In The Mind". Round Midnight features vocals as dark as they are lovely – a sublime early set from singer Teddi King, served up in a style that's nicely perched between two decades of jazz! There's a moody, intimate feel here that really takes us back to an earlier era – a bit in the way that Lee Wiley often does at the same period, with a sound that's almost timeless, yet never outdated. The only backings here are piano from Beryl Booker – and in a way, the record's almost a duet outing between Teddi and Beryl, with a wonderfully intimate feel overall. Tracks include "Round Midnight", "What's New", "I Concentrate On You", "Little Girl Blue", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD

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Bonnie KolocAfter All This Time ... LP
Ovation, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Righteous earth mama vibes from our hometown sweetheart Bonnie Koloc. Bonnie was part of the original folk cabaret scene around old town here in Chicago, and this is her first album, with her gutsy, folky vocals and songwriting underpinned by a groovy rock-inflected backing band, that features Phil Upchurch on bass! Titles include "Don't Leave Me", "After All This Time", "new York City Blues", "Devil's Nine Questions", "Another new Morn", "Rainy Day Lady", "Jazz Man", "Victoria's Morning", "Got To Get What You Can", and "One Sure Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover fhas light waviness on the back.)

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McKinley MitchellComplete Malaco Collection ... CD
Waldoxy, Mid 70s. Used ... $5.99
The complete Malaco recordings of McKinley Mitchell – an excellent singer/songwriter whose work was a key part of the southern scene in the 70s, but who rarely ever gets his due! McKinley had a really unique voice that shared some of the warmth of northern singers – including a few of the uptown crowd of the late 60s – but he also worked in a mode that was much bluesier, with more of the traces of the burgeoning Jackson scene, of which these recordings were a part during the 70s. The set features the full tracks from McKinley's one album for the label, plus singles – with a total of 16 tracks that include "When It Rains It Pours", "Open House At My House", "The Town I Live In", "The End Of The Rainbow", "Same Old Dream", "Slave For Your Love", and "Follow The Wind". CD

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PreservationEastern Medicine, Western Illness ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
A strong little record that speaks its message right in its title – and which follows up with some inventive production touches that are sure to set Preservation apart from the pack! Much of the aesthetic here seeks to bridge a space between New York and China – using the melting pot of Queens as a strong springboard – sometimes with found snippets that address global issues, sometimes with slight instrumental flourishes that echo trans-Pacific culture – but all topped with rhymes from a variety of guests that really center the project in New York – contributions from Roc Marciano, YoungQueenz, Mach Hommy, Ka, Your Old Droog, Quelle Chris, AG, Grande Marshall, and others. Titles include "Rose Royce", "Medicine Drawer", "Lemon Rinds", "A Cure For The Common", "Mouth Of A River", "Money In the Wild", "A Scholar's Rock", and "Dragon Town". LP, Vinyl record album

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Derrick ShezbieGhost Of Buddy Bolden ... CD
Clubhouse, 2019. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Makin Runs", "Ride On King Jesus", "Down By The Riverside", "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight", and "Funky Butt Blues". CD

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Siegel Schwall BandSleepy Hollow ... LP
Wooden Nickel, 1974. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Nothing sleepy here, as the Siegel Schwall Band are very much in the lean, bluesy territory that made them such a standout act on the Chicago scene of the 70s! These guys have a real Old Town blend of folk roots and blues inspirations – never trying to force things with either too much bravado in their performance, nor any assumptions that they're going to challenge their legends – instead just working with lots of great original material of their own, in a nicely rootsy vibe – with the mighty Corky Siegel on lead vocals, piano, and harmonica. Titles include "Sleepy Hollow", "Blues For A Lady", "Sick To My Stomach", "Always Thinkin Of You Darlin", "Hey Billie Jean", and "Somethin's Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Steps AheadModern Times ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A classic set from this fusion supergroup – a great quintet that features keyboards from Warren Bernhardt, vibes from Mike Mainieri, tenor and soprano from Michael Brecker, bass from Eddie Gomez, and drums from Peter Erskine. As with other Steps Ahead records, the vibes really balance out the keyboards strongly – at a level that keeps things from ever getting too smooth, even when the percussion is a bit more electronic. Brecker's reed lines also deepen the soul of the set – as does the always-great bass of Eddie Gomez – and titles include "Oops", "Self Portrait", "Safari", "Radio Active", and "Old Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes Elektra inner sleeve.)

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Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonOnce More/Two Of A Kind/The Right Combination Burning The Midnight Oil/Together Always ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four classic RCA albums from the team of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton – all brought together in a single set! Once More is a pivotal moment in the duo career of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – both solo singers who'd worked together on earlier records, but really seemed to hit their stride around the time of this set! Both Porter and Dolly gel together perfectly – often singing together, not trading back and forth as much – in ways that only make the lyrics of the songs resonate more strongly. Titles include "I Know You're Married But I Love You Still", "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man", "A Good Understanding", "Let's Live For Tonight", "Once More", "Fight & Scratch", and the tear-jerker "Ragged Angel". Two Of A Kind is a great pairing of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – one an aging country singer, yet still in his prime – the other a soon-to-be superstar, getting her youth balanced out a bit more by the presence of Porter! The tunes here are the perfect sort of music for the pair to work together – some songs that have separate parts that give each singer a distinct character – others harmonized together in a mighty nice way. Dolly wrote a fair bit of material for the set, and Porter had a hand in a few too – and titles include "Oh The Pain Of Loving You", "Possum Holler", "The Flame", "The Fighting Kind", "Two Of A Kind", "There'll Be Love", "Is It Real", and "Curse Of The Wild Weed Flower". On the next album, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton are definitely the Right Combination – singing here with a chemistry that not only reflects Dolly's years on stage with Porter, but which also echoes some of the tension of their relationship backstage! The tunes are a mix of originals – some by Wagoner, some by Parton – plus a few other well-chosen numbers – all of which expand their duo style nicely, marking it as way more than just some record company attempt to cash in by bringing two stars together! Titles include "More Than Words Can Tell", "The Right Combination", "Her & The Car & The Mobile Home", "Burning The Midnight Oil", "On & On", and "The Fog Has Lifted". The title of Together Always is maybe a bit un-prophetic – given that a few years later, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton would hardly be together – but the record's a great one from that wonderful stretch when the pair could really make magic singing together on record! The tunes are all original numbers – some by Dolly, some by Porter – new material that makes the album every bit as strong as solo efforts by either singer, and which show that these RCA duo sessions weren't just filler material in the catalog! Titles include "Love's All Over", "Take Away", "Lost Forever In Your Kiss", "Looking Down", "Poor Folks Town", "Ten Four Over & Out", and "You & Me Her & Him". CD

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VariousFeeling High – The Psychedelic Sound Of Memphis ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An amazing look at the psychedelic scene in late 60s Memphis – music that's really mindblowing for the time, yet which often never got its due – given the stronger mainstream focus on Memphis as a hub for blues and soul! (In other words, had any of these cats hit the Sunset Strip in the late 60s, they would have been huge!) Given that Memphis already had a strong studio scene in place – where some of these musicians worked on other sessions – the recordings here are incredibly advanced – often full of cool production techniques and other little twists and turns – all elements that take already-great fuzzy, freaky, hairy rock and roll – and turn it into something even more incredible by the time it's caught on tape! Most of these names are new to our ears, and the package is definitely a historical treasure trove – as pleasing to our record collectors' sensibilities as the music is to our ears. Sound quality is excellent, and many numbers have not been issued before – titles that include "Eat Me Alive" and "We're In Town" by The Goatdancers, "Crazy Man's Woman" and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Fly" by Greg McCarley, "Blue Music Box" by Changin Tymes, "For Your Love" by the Honey Jug, "Rockin In The Same Old Boat" by Triple X, "Deja Vu" by Judy Bramlett, "Come On Along & Dream" by The Poor Little Rich Kids, "Flying Horse Of Louisiana" by Knowbody Else, "Dancing Girl" by The 1st Century, and "Ticket To Ride" by Mother Roses – plus an advertisement for The Goatdancers too! CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol XI – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99
A beautiful entry in this long-running series – a continuing testament to the darker sides of American life that formed the subject matter for so much of postwar country music! The package brings together some great tunes by bigger names of the time – not entirely hits, but the kind of material that these top-shelf talents can turn out with effortless ease – bringing just the right balance of subtle emotion to send the whole thing home in just the right way! These aren't overdone weepies, but honest songs about the tragedy that is life – served up here on 16 titles that include "One Dyin & A Buryin" by Roger Miller, "The Drunken Driver" by Ferlin Husky, "I'm Low Low Low" by Loy Clingman, "The Town That Broke My Heart" by Bobby Bare, "All My Trials" by Anita Carter, "Bury The Bottle With Me" by Dick Curless, "None Of My Business" by Henson Cargill, "Jim Johnson" by Porter Wagoner, "The Old Pine Tree" by Red Sovine, and "Goin To Hell On A Sled" by John D Loudermilk. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousOn A Cool Day – The Soulful Side Of Cool Jazz ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not just cool jazz – despite what the title might say – and instead a whole host of soulful jazzy styles from the late 50s and early 60s – pulled forth from the kind of singles that once boomed from backroom jukeboxes in taverns on the south side of town! The collection is great – very much in the spirit of some of the Mod Jazz compilations on Ace, but maybe even a bit more farther-reaching too – and the tracks are a great mix of instrumental and vocal jazz numbers, put together with the same great ear as the soul collections on the Outta Sight label. Titles include "Like Young" by Ann Henry, "I Walk The Streets" by Lyn Avalon, "Scenes In The City (edit)" by Charles Mingus, "Comin Home Baby" by Dave Bailey, "Johnny With The Gentle Hands" by Cootie Williams & Wini Brown, "Baby Do You Ever Think Of Me" by Sonny Stitt, "Goodbye Old Girl" by Art Farmer, "Wayning Moments" by Wayne Shorter, and "Sack O Woe" by Ray Bryant. CD

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✨✧ Bobby BareDetroit City & Other Hits/500 Miles From Home/Talk Me Some Sense/Bird Named Yesterday (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four gems from the early RCA years of Bobby Bare – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Detroit City – a classic early album from the great Bobby Bare – proof that the man had plenty of charms in the years before he started working with hip singer/songwriter material! The set kicks off with the huge title cut – a track that Bobby does better than just about anyone else – and it follows with a host of well-chosen cuts and some surprisingly great originals – showing an early songwriting side of Bare that didn't always get exposure in later years! Bobby's got a great edge in his vocals, even young – less of the pop modes that you'd hear on some of his singles – on titles that include "Shame On Me", "Detroit City", "Is It Wrong", "Dear Wastebasket", "The Gods Were Angry With Me", "Book Of Love", and "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today". 500 Miles is early genius from Bobby Bare – a set that shows just how great he was at the start – able to bring a special spin to a country tune, even amidst some of the fuller Chet Atkins production at RCA! Bobby's got a very unique style – maybe more urban than you might expect, but still with a twang – a quality that always made him perfect for songs of moving and longing, as in the title cut. There's plenty of other numbers in that mode, too – including a few penned by Bobby himself – in a lineup that includes "Let Me Tell You about Mary", "Abilene", "Worried Man Blues", "Sailor Man", "Homestead On The Farm", "Gotta Travel On", "500 Miles From Home", and "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight". Talk Me Some Sense is wonderful work from Bobby Bare – a record that already shows the young singer reaching for hip material, and coming up with a mature way of putting over a tune that's unlike anyone else! There's some slight currents of folk in the music – but as with the early John Hartford records on RCA, the style is more country overall – but also in a very different space too – inheriting some of the hipper inflections of the changing 60s, even amidst familiar RCA production – which puts a really special spin on all the tunes. Titles include "A Little Bit Later On Down The Line", "Got Leavin On Her Mind", "Long Black Veil", "All The Good Times Are Past & Gone", "You Can't Stop The Wind From Blowing", "Heaven Help My Soul", "It Ain't Me Babe", and the great original "Passin Through". Bird Named Yesterday is one of the coolest Bobby Bare albums of the 60s – a precursor to some of his concept albums of the 70s, but done in a bit of a different mode too! Bobby delivers these little recitations between most of the tunes – speaking in different characters, but in a way that evokes some of the larger spirit that Lee Hazlewood brought to his projects of the period – a quality that's also echoed in the way that Bare puts over a tune – mature, and with a nice sense of distance that brings about a slight current of wit – quite unusual for RCA country at the time! The set includes some great tunes by a young Jack Clement – and titles include "Somebody Bought My Old Hometown", "The Air Conditioner Song", "The Day The Saw Mill Closed Down", "Bird Named Yesterday", "The Old Gang's Gone", and "They Covered Up The Old Swimmin Hole". Bonus tracks include "The Town That Broke My Heart", "Don't Do Like I Done Son", "Sandy's Crying Again", and "When Am I Ever Gonna Settle Down". CD

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✨✧ Donna BrooksI'll Take Romance ... CD
Dawn/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of breathy vocals from Donna Brooks – a singer we only know from this rare outing for the Dawn label in the mid 50s! Donna's got a style that's warm and late nite – recorded intimately here with trio backing from Alex Smith on piano, Paul Worthington on bass, and Angelo Paoli on drums – a combo that's as obscure as Brooks, but very well suited to the mellow mood of the set. Titles include "Stranger In Town", "An Occasional Man", "Love Is A Fool", "Full Moon & Empty Arms", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "I'll Take Romance", "Old Folks", and "The Lamp Is Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraLook To Your Heart ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little set from Frank – and similar to the album This Is Sinatra, a record that collects some of his non-LP singles for Capitol from the 50s. Because of this, the album's got a style that varies from track to track – but in a nice way – and titles include "Anytime Anywhere", "Not As A Stranger", "Our Town", "Same Old Saturday Night", "Fairy Tale", "The Impatient Years", "I Could Have Told You", and "Look To Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono UK rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousEven More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1945 to 1951 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's no secret that LA was one of the hippest musical cities in the US after World War Two – a real hotbed of early R&B, served up with a sound that few other scenes could match! And although many names in the LA scene broke into the big time, this collection features a fair bit of lesser-known material – all taken from the rich vaults of Modern Records, and including 14 previously unissued numbers! The sound quality is great – way better than a pile of scratchy old 78s – and as with most Ace productions of this type, the already-wonderful music is supported by an array of detailed notes and great photos – all to really unlock the richness of this great moment in music. Titles include "Ride Ride Ride" by Herb Fisher, "Drop A Nickel In The Slot" by Three Bits Of Rhythm, "Bully Wully Boogie" by Hadda Brooks, "Laziest Gal In Town" by Helen Humes, "Play Fair" by Howard McGhee, "Baby Face" by Butch Stone, "Full House" by Felix Gross, "Mean Ole Gal" by Johnny Otis, "Stop Skip Four Beats" by Jim Wynn, "Huggin The Pillow" by Will Rowland, and "B Splat" by Happy Johnson Sextette. CD

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✨✧ Meic StevensOutlander ... LP
Warner/Blank, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Possibly the biggest album ever from Welsh singer Meic Stevens – but a set that's still pretty darn obscure, nonetheless! The album's all in English, and was recorded as a key outing for Warner – before Meic went back to his homeland, and went virtually underground. The style's quite unique, a raspy blend of folksy elements and some slight more sophisticated tones – echoes of Dylan and Leonard Cohen in some of the arrangements, but all abstracted nicely once Meic's unique vocals come into play. All tunes are Stevens originals, and are often quite personally poetic – and titles include "Dau Rhosyn Coch", "Ballad Of Old Joe Blind", "Ghost Town", "Midnight Comes", "Yorric", "Love Owed", and "Left Over Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWe Shall All Be Reunited – Revisiting The Bristol Sessions 1927 to 1928 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 20s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic look at the legendary Bristol recording sessions from the late 20s – a set of recordings that are often billed as the "big bang" of country music – given that they helped discover Jimmie Rogers and the Carter Family – and began a huge wave of old time recordings that would forever change the face of American music! Bear Family issued a complete collection of the Bristol sessions years back, but this slimmer package is a great look at the huge amount of music captured by producer Ralph Peer – packaged here with a new set of notes and a long essay based on new historical detail – which almost makes the collection essential if you own the box set. But we're guessing you don't, and this CD is a great place to witness the glory of the world of music in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia – fantastic singers and musicians who flocked to Bristol in droves, just to get a chance to record their musical messages. 26 tracks in all – with titles that include "We Shall All Be Reunited" by Alfred G Karnes, "New Orleans Is The Town I Like Best" by Carolina Twins, "We'll Sing On That Shore" by The Palmer Sisters, "My Mother Is Waiting For Me In Heaven Above" by Smith Brothers, "My Name Is Ticklish Reuben" by Smyth County Ramblers, "Standing On The Promises" by Tennessee Mountaineers, "Your Blue Eyes Run Me Crazy" by West Virginia Coon Hunters, "Susanna Gal" by Dad Blackard's Moonshiners, "I'm Redeemed" by Alcoa Quartet, "Black Eyed Susie" by JP Nester, "The Soldier's Poor Little Boy" by The Johnson Brothers, and "Wreck Of The Virginian (take 2)" by Blind Alfred Reed. CD

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✨✧ Kay StarrBlue Starr ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of blue tones in Kay Starr's music here – those sad-tinged sounds that made her a real standout in 50s pop, served up here with some slightly jazzier elements as well! The record's a nice contrast to some of Kay's more familiar hits – in that it still shows her singing strongly with that undeniable Starr style, but also brings in some fresher material and arrangements too. The latter aren't credited on the cover, and at points they have some really great elements – a male backup vocal group on some numbers, a bit of tenor or harmonica on others, and even a bit of gently stepping guitar. Titles include "Blue Starr", "Wedding Bells", "It's A Lonesome Old Town", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "The House Is Haunted", "I Really Don't Want To Know", and "Just Like A Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Diana Ross & Supremes40 Golden Motown Greats ... CD
Motown/Polygram (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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King CurtisDoing The Dixie Twist ... LP
Tru Sound/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Quite a groovy early album from King Curtis – one that's got a strange little gimmick, but one that works wonderfully! The "dixie twist" theme means that King's taking older standards associated with the south, and playing them in a fast-crackling, highly rhythmic style that has plenty of "twist" elements! The groove is surprisingly great – really playful, and filled with great work on tenor, trombone, and guitar – all nicely grooving in a style that will really make you forget the origins of the tunes. Titles include "Sweet Georgia Brown", "A Shanty In Old Shantytown", "Royal Garden Blues", "Basin Street Blues", and "Up A Lazy River". LP, Vinyl record album
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Billy Preston & SyreetaBilly Preston & Syreeta (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99
A nice little follow-up to Billy Preston & Syreeta's work on the Fast Break soundtrack – and a record that's one of the few key sides to carry the older Motown duet soul mode firmly into the 80s! There's a great sense of balance here – one that uses Syreeta's sweeter vocal approach to lift up Billy's sometimes rougher sound. And arrangements and production by Ollie Brown ensure that the whole album's got a nice modern feel overall – a style that's got elements of boogie running through most of the numbers, but still with enough room for some of the mellower tracks that make the most of the duet setting. Titles include "Just For You", "Searchin", "Someone Special", "Love", "One More Try", "Hey You", and "A New Way To Say I Love You". CD features lots of bonus tracks too – including "With You I'm Born Again (7" single)", "With You I'm Born Again (inst)", "Go For It (12" single)", "It Will Come In Time (7" single)", "Please Stay (7" single)", and "One More Time For Love (7" single)". CD

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✨✧ Diana RossEvening With Diana Ross ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A smoking live performance from Diana Ross – a double-length set that offers up the lady in all full aspects of her glory! Ross sings not just in the clubby soul mode that made her a huge act at the time, but also brings in echoes of older Motown moments, plus a fair bit of jazz inspiration as well – a nod to her role in the film Lady Sings The Blues, but with a wider range too – a really great illustration of aspects of Diana's strengths that didn't always get their full due on record. Plus, the live backing brings a nice sort of spontaneity to the whole thing – lots of room for Diana's personality to shine through – on tracks that include "Love Hangover", "Girls", "Touch Me In The Morning", "Here I Am/I Wouldn't Change A Thing", and long medleys titled "The Point", "The Working Girls", "The Motown Story", and "One Giant Step". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring and edge wear, and some slight chew marks along the top seam.)

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✨✧ VariousNext Stop Soweto – Township Sounds From The Golden Age Of Mbaqanga ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of late 60s to early 70s Soweto township jive sounds – soulful, joyful and amazing numbers mostly only ever available on rare South African 45s – brought to the world at large by our friends at Strut Records! Most numbers are from the early 70s, with a couple from the last couple years of the 60s, material from local combos in the years before the Soweto uprising of 1976. It's wonderful music, and you'll want to jump up and dance to most of the numbers – most with exuberant vocals and wholly danceable guitar and percussion, a joyous mix jazz, soul, rumba and funk in the craft. Amazing! Includes "I Sivenoe" by Melotone Sisters With Amaqola Band, "Maphuti" by Mgababa Queens, "Kuya Hanjwa" by S Piliso & His Super Seven, "Wenzani Umoya" by The Big Four, "Inkonjane Jive" by Zed Nkabinde, "Take Off" by Tempo All Stars, "Enuva" by African Swingsters, "Sikhwele" by Aba-Lilizeli, "10 To 11" by Sammy Boy, "Iza Wena" by Happy Africa and more. 20 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ralph TownerOld Friends, New Friends ... CD
ECM, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the beautiful ECM efforts from guitarist Ralph Towner – who plays 12 string and classical guitars, plus piano, and French horn – with help from Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Eddie Gomez on bass, David Darling on cello, and Michael Di Pasqua on drums and percussion! CD
(Out of print.)

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Horacee ArnoldTribe ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A very soulful batch of fusion tracks from drummer Horacee Arnold – here leading a group that includes reed talents Billy Harper and Joe Farrell, percussionist Ralph McDonald, guitarist Ralph Towner, and Dave Friedman on vibes and percussion. Tracks are long and spiralling, with a spiritual approach that goes quite out at times, but which also returns to a modal groove at others. Thanks to great playing by Harper and Farrell, the album's got a lot more soul than some others of the type at the time. Tracks include "The Actor", "Professor Moriarty", "Orchards of Engedi", "Tribe", and "Banyan Dance". CD

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✨✧ Gloria BarnesUptown ... LP
Maple/Remined, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the few rare albums on the Maple label – a 70s imprint that's known for some incredible funk and soul! Despite the title, the set's a record that sounds a lot more down-home than uptown – thanks to hard-wailing vocals from Gloria Barnes herself, and a nicely rough-edged quality to the instrumentation overall – supposedly handled by Lee Moses and The Ohio Players – the latter of whom wrote a few of the songs too! The album's one of the few on Maple – and in a way, it's almost a female soul counterpart to the Lee Moses record on the same label – done in a similar mix of rootsy modes and east coast indie soul – occasionally sweet at points, but mostly deep soul overall. Titles include "Gotta Get Away", "I Found Myself", "Old Before My Time", "I'll Go All The Way", "She Wants A Stand In", and "You Don't Mean It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Uptown (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On October 22, 2021
An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", "Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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✨✧ Fantastic FourLost Motown Album – How Sweet He Is – With Bonus Tracks From The Vault ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A never-heard album from this excellent Detroit vocal group – recorded for Motown at the end of the 60s, but appearing here for the first time ever – and compiled with lots of bonus tracks from the vaults! The Fantastic Four never hit the bigger heights of some of the big Motown male groups of the 60s – but in some way, especially at this time in the label's history, they were a much more cohesive, organic ensemble – one that's a bit like The Originals in their strong commitment to great harmonies, and ability to always hold onto their own sort of personality, even amidst the larger Motown production machine. As with most great "lost" projects, we're not sure why this record never saw the light of day – because every aspect is great, from the vocals down through the arrangements and instrumentation – and although a few shorter singles came out over the years the rest of the set is wonderful – and matched here by another 13 rare bonus tracks, including many other unreleased singles! Titles include "A Little Too Much", "We Can Work It Out", "Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy", "You Turn Me Around", "I Feel Like I'm Falling In Love Again", "How Big Is Your Heart", "It Keeps Raining Down Tears", "In A Bad Way", "Fan The Flame", "I Shall Not Be Moved", "Double Cross", and "Loving You Is Hurting Me". CD

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William Goldstein & Magic Disco MachineMidnight Rhapsody (part 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1976. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Diana RossWe Can Never Light That Old Flame Again (double a-side promo) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear.)

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Rotary ConnectionBlack Gold Of The Sun – The Very Best Of Rotary Connection ... CD
Cadet/Universal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 29.99
Some of the trippiest soul music ever recorded – an amazing collection of work by the legendary Rotary Connection – early home to vocalist Minnie Riperton and arranger Charles Stepney! Rotary Connection was a unique late 60s combination of soul, jazz, and rock-based modes – all inflected by more baroque production styles coming down in the Chicago scene of the time – balanced perfectly by the genius of Stepney – who often drew inspiration from avant classical work to round out his sound! Stepney gave the group a heady heady sound that went far beyond the airy vocal sound of Minnie Riperton or the rougher edge of Sidney Barnes – and the mix of unusual instrumentation, odd recording techniques, and strange timings made the group's music years ahead of its time – at a level that's really only fully appreciated these many years later. This 2CD set goes way beyond previous collections of Rotary Connection work, because it shows a real appreciation for the more adventurous sounds of Stepney in the studio – and brings together the trippiest, most freewheeling cuts from the group's 4 albums for Chess/Cadet – as well as a number of key tunes that have been heavily sampled over the years. 33 tracks in all – including "The Salt Of The Earth", "Rapid Transit", "Magical World", "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun", "A-Muse", "Sursum Mentes", "Memory Band", "Hey Love", "The Sea & She", "Song For Everyman", "Love Is", "We're Going Wrong", "Life Could", "Teach Me How To Fly", "VIP", "Let Them Talk", "Love Has Fallen On Me", "Respect", "Pink Noise", "Want You To Know", and "This Town". CD

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SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Atlantic) (180 gram translucent gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Friday Music, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic work from the second chapter of The Spinners – the moment when the group departed Motown, moved to Atlantic, and got some superb Philly soul treatment at the hands of Thom Bell! Unlike some groups, who maybe sounded best with a Detroit touch, it took the sophisticated Philly arrangements and production of Bell to really set The Spinners free – as they hit the heights with singles one after another during this early Atlantic run, most of which are featured here on selections from 1973 and 1974. There's a joyous groove that fits the groups harmonies wonderfully – as you'll hear here on this all-hit set of tracks that virtually defines the sound of AM radio soul. Titles include "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)", "Ghetto Child", "I'll Be Around", "Then Came You", "How Could I Let You Get Away", "They Just Can't Stop It", "Mighty Love", "Sadie", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", and "Rubberband Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mike & Brenda SuttonDon't Hold Back ... CD
SAM/P-Vine (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $22.99
A great set of duet soul from Mike and Brenda Sutton – done very much in the best Ashford & Simpson mode of a few years before, and following a similar career path themselves – given that the Suttons had also written songs for bigger Motown acts in the 70s! There's a warm glow to the set that's really nice – an honest soulful component that makes the record one of the real standouts in the Sam Records catalog from the time – way more of a well-paced soul record than a dancefloor affair, even though the album does feature a few breakout tracks for the clubs. Titles include the old school styled "Sophisticated Lover", plus "Don't Hold Back", "All Worth Loving For", "All Night, All Day", and "We'll Make It". CD

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TribeHometown Detroit Sessions 1990 to 2014 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1990/1995/2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A return to greatness for the legendary Tribe Records scene in Detroit – an underground movement that gave us some spiritual jazz classics in the 70s – then kept on making wonderful music at an even more underground level as the years went on! This set is a collection of work from three rare recordings issued during that time – all on CD only, and representing a maybe even more obscure side of this legacy than the Tribe albums of the 70s! First up is trombonist Phil Ranelin – heading up a group that includes Wendell Harrison on tenor and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – two key Tribe partners from the early years – really stretching out on the titles "He The One We All Knew" and "Freddie's Groove", both recorded in 1990. Next is material from a 1995 performance led by pianist Harold McKinney – a set that's got an incredible depth of imagination and soul, almost as much as Harold McKinney's work of years back! The group is a wonderfully hip one – with former Tribe artists Wendell Harrison on tenor and clarinet and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – plus additional players who include Kiane Zawadi on trombone, Reggie Workman on bass, Francisco Mora on percussion, and Jimmy Owens on trumpet. There's a bit of vocals, but never that much – and most tracks are long and open – freely exploratory, but never too far out or avant-styled – just soulful and spiritual, in the true Tribe Records tradition! Titles include "Wide & Blue", "The Slave Ship Enterprise", "Juba", "Libra Ahora", and "Conjure Man". Last is a set of tracks recorded in 2014 by keyboardist Pamela Wise – a record that really carries forward the Tribe Records spirit from the 70s! The overall approach is a bit more contemporary, but the set's still got all the best feel of a classic indie album from the underground – played and penned by Wise in close collaboration with reedman Wendell Harrison, a frequent partner of Pamela's on a variety of projects, and one of the driving forces of Tribe back in the day! Wise plays both acoustic and electric keyboards, and sometimes sings just slightly – although most of the album is instrumental – and in addition to Harrison's work on tenor and bass clarinet, the album features trumpet, guitar, and lots of percussion. Titles include "Ode To Black Mothers", "Hometown", and "Marcus Garvey". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Jeff WalkerMr Bojangles – The Atco/Elektra Years (Mr Bojangles/Five Years Gone/Bein Free/Jerry Jeff/Too Old To Change) (5CD set) ... CD
Atco/Morello (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $34.99
Five full albums from Jerry Jeff Walker – presented here in a box set with original album art too! First up is Mr Bojangles – a fantastic early moment from Jerry Jeff Walker – a set that contains the huge "Mr Bojangles", but also features lots of the other sorts of amazing songs that really set Walker apart from the rest! The work is poised perfectly between folk and country – both worlds that would soon revere the smartness of Jerry Jeff's songwriting skills – and a young David Bromberg is an important part of the sound, on both lead acoustic and electric guitar! The production is great – as stripped-down as a folk record, but with some of the sensitivity and jazzier currents of a singer/songwriter album – and in addition to "Mr Bojangles", other tunes include "Gypsy Songman", "I Keep Changin", "Maybe Mexico", "I Makes Money", "Little Bird", "The Ballad Of The Hulk", nd "Round & Round". Next is Five Years Gone – a set with a cover that almost looks like some 80s indie rock record – which is maybe a good indication of just how far Jerry Jeff Walker has stretched out his sound since his debut! The style here is free of the folksier elements of the past – fuller arrangements that have piano and organ doing as much as guitar – mixed with bits of dobro and vibes that shade things with more subtle country colors – even though Jerry Jeff here is a lot less of a country singer than he'd soon become! Instead, there's a very open, honest presentation – on material that is very post-folk, and in a singer/songwriter mode that should have made Walker huge at this point. Titles include "Tracks Run Through The City", "Dead Men Got No Dreams", "Janet Says", "About Her Eyes", "Seasons Change", "Help Me Now", and "Happiness Is A Good Place To Visit But It Was So Sad In Fayetteville". Bein Free is an overlooked classic from Jerry Jeff Walker – and a set that's very different than his crossover pop of a few years before! Walker here really explodes as both the singer and songwriter that would make him an underground legend in the generation of Kris Kristofferson, Kinky Friedman, and Townes Van Zandt – someone who can touch mainstream country with his styles and sound, but who was also in a very separate space – one that was hip enough to get plenty of nods from the cognoscenti in the worlds of rock, folk, and singer/songwriters. The Dixie Flyers back up Jerry Jeff here, and give the record a nicely unified sound – thanks in part to work on piano and dobro from Jim Dickinson – on titles that include "Vince Triple O Martin", "But For The Time", "A Secret", "Nobody's", "Some Go Home", "Where Is The DAR When You Really Need Them", and "I'm Gonna Tell You". On the cover of Jerry Jeff, Walker looks more like a country singer than on previous records – and he maybe sounds more like one too, but with a richness and sensitivity that maybe echoes some of the Elektra albums of the period by Mickey Newbury – although a bit more upbeat too! As with Newbury, Walker's an artist whose songs earned great money for others – but who's always maybe one of the best interpreters of his tunes – working here with offbeat shifts in styles that are far from common country, and which maybe also echo the range of modes that Kris Kristofferson would evoke on his earliest records too. Titles include "Lone Wolf", "Bad News", "I'm Not Strange", "Comfort & Crazy", "Banks Of The Old Bandera", and "Her Good Lovin Grace". Too Old To Change is a record that's maybe a bit too early in the career of Jerry Jeff Walker to earn the "too old" in the name – it was just a bit over a decade since his debut – but it's also clear that Walker has lived a lot of life in the space of time, which you can definitely her in his choice of material and vocal performance. There's less originals than before, but Jerry Jeff does a great job of moving between up-close and personal songs and a few more rockish moments – opening up the sort of space that made his records like this a key bridge between the worlds of Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle to come. Titles include "Mountains Of Mexico", "Old Nashville Cowboy", "Hands On The Wheel", "I Ain't Living Long Like This", "Too Old To Change", and "Northeast Texas Women". CD

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Grover WashingtonGrover Live (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Lightyear, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Late live material from Grover Washington – previously unreleased, and proof that the saxophone master was still plenty darn soulful towards the end of his career! The instrumentation reminds us a bit of Grover's early 80s dates for Elektra – a bit more keyboard driven than some of his 70s material, yet still put together with that unmistakable Washington charm – that great ear for space and soul that always made Grover's records stand out from most of his fusion contemporaries. Washington plays his familiar tenor and soprano, plus a bit of alto and baritone as well – and titles include "Take Five", "Mystical Force", "Winelight", "Sassy Stew", "Uptown", "Mr Magic", "Let It Flow", and a cool Medley of hits. LP, Vinyl record album
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Kim WestonKim Weston – The Motown Anthology ... CD
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 19.99
Think Kim Weston only worked on Motown as the female voice in a set of Marvin Gaye duets? Guess again – because as this 2CD package shows, Kim had a rich rich history at the label as a solo act! Although Weston never recorded a full album for Motown, her mid 60s years at the label resulted in a tremendous number of recording sessions for singles – some of which were released successfully at the time, but a good deal of which remained unissued for years, and are making their first appearance on this set! The young Motown Weston's got a great style that's strong, bold, and proud – with few of the little girl soul touches of some of her contemporaries on the label, and a deeply mature approach that made her a good choice for the famous work with Marvin Gaye. Here, though, she's all on her own – singing on tunes that include key singles, titles from Motown collections, and 34 previously unreleased numbers! Obviously, the previously unreleased numbers are reason enough to check out the set – but the whole thing also presents Kim's work with better notes than we've ever seen on her career, and enough details to keep our discographic little minds happy! Titles include "This Dream", "I Got Good News", "Absent Minded Lover", "What Have I Done To Myself", "Joey Joey", "Just Call Me", "When I Lost You", "Where Am I Going", "Will I Find My Love", "Marionette", "Perfect Love", "Meet Me Halfway", "Loving Touch", "I Know His Name", and "Love Troube Heartache & Misery". CD

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✨✧ Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One ... LP
Verve, 1966. Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", "Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Third WorldHold On To Love ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "We Could Be Jammin Reggae", "Corruption", "Reggae Radio Station", "Pyramid", "Simplicity", "The Spirit Lives", and "Get Outta Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Pete TownshendWho Came First ... LP
Track, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic first album from Pete Townshend – one that showed the world that he was a hell of a force to be reckoned with, even away from The Who! There's some elements here that link back to Pete's work with the band, but the music here is already showing lots of new ideas brewing in his solo space – some of the greater sensitivity of Townshend's solo voice – which might not always get showcased when Roger Daltrey was taking the lead – and also some different musical strands that might not have been right for The Who. Ronnie Lane takes the lead on "Evolution" – which you'll recognize from the world of The Faces – and other titles include the original acoustic version of "Pure & Easy", plus "Nothing Is Everything (Let's See Action)", "Time Is Passing", "Forever's No Time At All", "There's A Heartache Following Me", "Content", "Parvardigar", and "Sheraton Gibson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing. Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtBest Of Townes Van Zandt ... LP
Tomato/Fat Possum, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pretty much flawless collection of tunes from Townes Van Zandt's most loved album from the late 60s to late 70s – a different tracklist from earlier Best Ofs, and a set that really does serve up a treasure trove of achingly beautiful songs! Includes some of the best material from Our Mother The Mountain, his self-titled LP, High, Low And In Between, Delta Mama Blues, Flyin' Shoes, Delta Momma Blues, the earlier records in that run long beloved, the later just as great if not oft-mentioned or the songs as oft-covered, with 16 great songs on 2LPs: "For The Sake Of The Song", "Pancho & Lefty", "To Live Is To Fly", "I'll Be Here In The Morning", "St John The Gambler", "Black Widow Blues", "Tower Song", "Tecumseh Valley", "Lungs", "Rex's Blues" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – nice heavy vinyl, too!)

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtSky Blue ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic love letter to the great Townes Van Zandt – a set that features unreleased material from his genius stretch in the early 70s! The songs here include two new songs, variations on five others by Townes, and some surprising remakes – all done in a very stripped-down mode, with a vibe that's in keeping with his first few classic albums. And despite the fact that these are lost recordings, the sound quality is excellent – beautifully resonant presentation of the amazing vocals and subtle guitar – on tracks that include "Rex's Blues", "All I Need", "The Hills Of Roane County", "Sky Blue", "Blue Ridge Mountains (smoky version)", "Pancho & Lefty", "Silver Ship Of Andilar", "Last Thing On My Mind", and "Dream Spider". LP, Vinyl record album
(Street Date March 7, 2019 – on what would've been Townes's 75th birthday. Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderSongs In The Key Of Life (gold CD pressing) ... CD
Motown/Audio Fidelity, 1976. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little double CD – one that had some folks saying that Stevie should have stayed away from the "2LP syndrome", but for us a real treasure with lots of hidden gems. Besides the hits "Isn't She Lovely" and "Sir Duke", which were more than enough to carry the set in the record shops, the album's got lots of other nice cuts, including many that have that complicated jazzy feel of Stevie's work on the Inner Visions album. Titles include "Ngiculela – Esa Una Historia", "Ordinary Pain", "Black Man", "Village Ghetto Land", and "Love's In Need Of Love Today". Plus, the CD features the 4 bonus tracks off the original 7" single that accompanied the 2LP set – "Saturn", "Ebony Eyes", "All Day Sucker", and "Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)". CD
(Out of print, gold CD pressing mastered by Kevin Gray.)
Also available Songs In The Key Of Life ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ PP ArnoldAngel Of The Morning ... CD
Atom (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic UK soul from PP Arnold – the American soul singer who first started out as an Ikette, but really made her mark in England – thanks to some key support from The Rolling Stones and other 60s rockers! Despite the British nature of the material – mostly recorded for the rock-based Immediate label – and despite the fact that production is by Mick Jagger, Andrew Loog Oldham, and others – the sound here is almost in the best US soul mode of the 60s, with full arrangements and sweeping strings that remind us of some of the strongest New York uptown soul of the mid 60s! 2CD set features 25 tracks in all – all from 1967 and 1968 – including one number with Rod Stewart and one with The Small Faces. Titles include "Speak To Me", "Am I Still Dreaming", "To Love Somebody", "Angel Of The Morning", "Would You Believe", "Life Is But Nothing", "First Cut Is The Deepest", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", "Come Home Baby", and "Groovy". CD

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✨✧ Ben HumanOut Of Towner ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
A deeply complicated set of grooves from Ben Human – one that comes across like a classic soundtrack, souped up with some very tasty contemporary touches! There's a vibe here that seems to run from mid 60s French and Italian work to early 80s electronics – all served up with the ear for an older style that Ben first brought to his work in Corduroy – but inflected with some 21st century beats and programs. The sound is never easily kitschy, but extremely evocative – and tracks are peppered with some spoken dialogue on the intro, further pushing the cinematic feel of the set! Titles include "Angry Computer", "The Out Of Towner", "Take Me To Las Vegas", "In Control", "Daddy's Back", "The Right Hand Of Doom", "The Werewolf Break", "Downtown Brown", and"Caipiranha". CD

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Beach BoysIn Concert ... LP
Brother, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A hipper concert than you might expect – recorded in 1973, and originally issued as a double LP. The band by this point includes Blondie Chaplin and the enigmatic Ricky Fataar – and in some way, the songs have a sincerity that's lacking from a lot of the studio albums at the same time. There's a number of the usual 60s hits that you'd expect – plus nice versions of "Darlin", "The Trader", "Sail On Sailer", "Caroline No", "Heroes & Villains", "Leaving This Town", "Let The Wind Blow", "Funky Pretty", and "You Still Believe In Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. Cover has minimal wear and a promo sticker.)

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Jaimie BranchFly Or Die ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
An incredible debut from trumpeter Jaimie Branch – an artist who seems ready to be one of the boldest new voices in jazz on the Chicago scene! Branch works here at a level that both lives up to an AACM legacy of experimentation, and the rich exploration in new jazz forms that we love from the International Anthem label – a short-lived imprint, but who who've really opened up a wider audiences for the best creative efforts from our home town! Branch's group here is great – with Tomeka Reid on cello, Jason Ajemian on bass, and Chad Taylor on drums – the last of whom brings his wonderfully loose, open, yet still-swinging style to play – and creates this magical flow that only seems to inspire Jaimie's bold trumpet work even more. The record is constantly creative, but deeply spiritual too – and also includes guest performances from Josh Berman on cornet and Matt Schneider on guitar. Titles include "Jump Off", "The Storm", "Waltzer", "Fly Or Die", "Leaves Of Glass", and "Meanwhile". LP, Vinyl record album

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BreakawayBreakaway/Straight On To The Top ... CD
Breakaway/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 14.99
A pair of completely rare albums from Breakaway – a St Louis combo from the late 70s – with a groove that's equal part jazzy club and blue-eyed soul! Breakaway is the group's debut – recorded in 1977 with a surprisingly tight sound – especially given that the group were essentially a local club act who got the chance to record a bit in a local studio! The feel is very much in the best LA mode of the time, but maybe a bit looser too – with emphasis on some funky riffing from the male members of the group, plus sweet lead vocals from singer Kathy Newbry-Taylor – an artist who might have been pop, had she worked on the coasts – but who stretches her style nicely here. The album's been made famous by both On Track and Americana comps on BBE – and titles include "There's A New Group In Town", "Who Was It This Time", "Love My Eyes", "Understudy DJ", "Everything's Been Said About You", and "My Symphony". Right On To The Top is the second set from Breakaway – and the album already shows a great deal of growth – especially in the territory of rhythm! Breakaway have definitely dug some of the best club modes from the New York scene – and work here in a jazzy disco style that's filled with sweet keyboard lines alongside the female lead vocals – all with a vibe that's nicely stripped-down, and still lives up to the indie spirit of the group. The set features some guest work on horns, which nicely expands the sound – and titles include "Straight On To The Top", "You Are Love", "Back & Forth", "There's A New Tree In The Forest", "Work With The Music", and "Breakaway". CD

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $43.99
A really great double-length set from James Brown – maybe slightly less iconic than some of his other classics from the early 70s, but a record that really shows the man stretching out and finding his groove! The whole thing is a great example of the new freedoms that Brown was experiencing away from King Records – and the approach not only recreates the mix of funk and soul that you'd find on Hell, but also echoes some of the People Records style to come too – in part because there's a few tracks that have the vibe of a funky 45, and also because James lets the newly-revived Hank Ballard com in and do a 5 minute recitation about how great James has been to his career. Titles include the long numbers "Funky Side Of Town" and "Please Please" – plus "Your Love Was Good For Me", "The Whole World Needs Liberation", "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I Got A Bag Of My Own", "Dirty Harri", "Recitation by Hank Ballard", "Ain't It A Groove", "I Know It's True", "Get On The Good Foot (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cold Sweat", in a new arrangement by Dave Matthews! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Vintage Ad – Cardinal Red Shirt, White Design (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2019. New Item ... $12.99
The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a look that's cool and classy, and perfect for both at-home wear or a night on the town! As with all our shirts, the quality is great, and the all-cotton production will ensure years of comfortable wear. Most folks gave up their phone books years ago – but here's a way to memorialize the style of the Yellow Pages, while also showing your love for your favorite record store. Image created by SWILL Design. Clothing
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The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a look that's cool and classy, and perfect for both at-home wear or a night on the town! As with all our shirts, the quality is great, and the all-cotton production will ensure years of comfortable wear. Most folks gave up their phone books years ago – but here's a way to memorialize the style of the Yellow Pages, while also showing your love for your favorite record store. Image created by SWILL Design. Clothing
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The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a look that's cool and classy, and perfect for both at-home wear or a night on the town! As with all our shirts, the quality is great, and the all-cotton production will ensure years of comfortable wear. Most folks gave up their phone books years ago – but here's a way to memorialize the style of the Yellow Pages, while also showing your love for your favorite record store. Image created by SWILL Design. Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Vintage Ad – Cardinal Red Shirt, White Design (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2019. New Item ... $9.99
The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a look that's cool and classy, and perfect for both at-home wear or a night on the town! As with all our shirts, the quality is great, and the all-cotton production will ensure years of comfortable wear. Most folks gave up their phone books years ago – but here's a way to memorialize the style of the Yellow Pages, while also showing your love for your favorite record store. Image created by SWILL Design. Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Vintage Ad – Cardinal Red Shirt, White Design (SMALL) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2019. New Item ... $8.99
The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a look that's cool and classy, and perfect for both at-home wear or a night on the town! As with all our shirts, the quality is great, and the all-cotton production will ensure years of comfortable wear. Most folks gave up their phone books years ago – but here's a way to memorialize the style of the Yellow Pages, while also showing your love for your favorite record store. Image created by SWILL Design. Clothing
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The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a look that's cool and classy, and perfect for both at-home wear or a night on the town! As with all our shirts, the quality is great, and the all-cotton production will ensure years of comfortable wear. Most folks gave up their phone books years ago – but here's a way to memorialize the style of the Yellow Pages, while also showing your love for your favorite record store. Image created by SWILL Design. Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Vintage Ad – Grey Shirt, Blue Design (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2019. New Item ... $8.99
The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a look that's cool and classy, and perfect for both at-home wear or a night on the town! As with all our shirts, the quality is great, and the all-cotton production will ensure years of comfortable wear. Most folks gave up their phone books years ago – but here's a way to memorialize the style of the Yellow Pages, while also showing your love for your favorite record store. Image created by SWILL Design. Clothing
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Ethel Ennis10 Sides Of Ethel Ennis ... LP
BASF, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Titles include "Clown Town", "Sing Me A Tune", "Call Me Young", "I Can't Talk To A Wall", "The Show's On Me Tonight", "Over The Phone I Got The Message", and "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Bill EvansTrio '64 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On July 30, 2021
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect – but it then quickly moves into the sort of sensitively-played numbers that really made Evans a key force in jazz during the early 60s – supported by equally personal work from Peacock and Motian, who both clearly feel free to move beyond common piano trio cliches. Tracks include "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Everything Happens To Me", and "For Heaven's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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Betty Everett & Jerry ButlerDelicious Together ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Betty Everett and Jerry Butler certainly are delicious together – and the pair have more than enough great energy to hold on strong throughout this entire album of duets! Although Motown is probably best remembered as the home of the male/female duet mode of the 60s – Vee Jay certainly helped get things started with this great album – one that matches Jerry's Iceman vocals with Betty's warmer, younger approach – a pairing that comes off surprisingly well on the album's variety of numbers! Johnny Pate arranged, and titles include "Let It Be Me", "I Can't Stand It", "Fever", "Just Be True", "It's All Right", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", and "Our Day Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is very nice overall.)

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ExcitersExciters ... LP
Roulette, 1965. Sealed ... $49.99
Although we don't normally dig some of the sweeter 60s girl groups, we love The Exciters! Lead singer Brenda Reid has one of the most amazing voices in soul music – filled with rough sexy tones that always grab our attention, even when the lyrics shouldn't – and this album's one of the group's rare few full-length recordings. The album was the group's first after leaving United Artists – where they had scored bit with their oldies hit "Tell Him" – and although that cut's not on this album, the record's probably an even more compelling batch of soul tunes than anything the group had previously recorded. Reid's lead vocals are sublimely backed by harmonies by two other ladies, and the nicely-placed baritone of Herb Rooney – and the styles run from uptown soul to mellower ballads. Tracks include "That's How Love Starts", "Something To Shout About", "I Knew You Would", "Run, Mascara", "My Father", "I Want You To Be My Boy", and "Are You Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has some light wear, and a cutout hole.)

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Four TopsNature Planned It ... CD
Motown/Elemental (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years! The soul component is super-high – with tight group instrumentation that reminds us of the best Philly backing combos of the same time, but leaner too – as Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Ragin are on guitars, Jack Ashford handles percussion, and Leonard Caston adds some nice funky keyboards. The real talent, though, is the group – and Levi Stubbs is in fine fine form on cuts like "She's An Understanding Woman", "I Am Your Man", "If You Let Me", "Nature Planned It", "Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling", and "Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)". Even includes a great version of Todd Rundgren's wonderful track "We Gotta Get You A Woman"! CD
(Limited edition!)

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Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland (original cover) ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $179.99
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to come out in just over a year's time by the group! You could call the leftfield astral effects in the mix experimental if you had to – innovations in the studio with echo, that hallucinatory backwards sound effect and other stranger bits – but the passionate, naturally expressive playing and singing by Jimi makes it all fell just right, and the Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell still don't get enough credit for being at the heart of such greatness. A massive 2LP effort that includes "Voodoo Chile", "Crosstown Traffic", "Electric Ladyland", "Little Miss Strange", "Moon Turn The Tides", "Still Raining Still Dreaming" and "All Along The Watchtower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s UK pressing on Polydor. Cover is very nice, but has a light trace of an old sticker in one corner – kind of a 1" shaded spot, plus some very light marks on the edge of the spot. Bottom cover seam is also slightly unglued.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerBlack Snake (Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker/That's My Story) ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A pair of very stripped-down albums from John Lee Hooker – issued together in this 70s set! First up is Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker – featuring the legendary John Lee Hooker, heard here in one of his more obscure recordings from the late 50s – at least in contrast to his famous sides for Vee Jay Records! This set's an unusual date – recorded in Detroit, despite the claim of the title – and featuring Hooker on acoustic guitar and vocals, without any other instrumentation at all – pitched much more towards the growing folk blues scene than some of his more familiar Chicago recordings. Tracks are short, but pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Black Snake", "I Rowed A Little Boat", "Bundle Up & Go", "Behind The Plow", "Water Boy", "Tupelo Blues", and "Pea Vine Special". That's My Story is from 1960, and features great rootsy blues from John Lee Hooker – and an unusual session that has him getting backup help from jazz players Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums! Jones and Hayes only play on a handful of tracks, and most of the focus is on Hooker's damn-great vocals, and acoustic guitar – spun out nicely over a set of tracks that includes "I Need Some Money", a controversial clash with early Motown – plus "One Of These Days", "Gonna Use My Rod", "I Want To Talk About You", "Democrat Man", and "I'm Wanderin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s brown label pressing. Cover has a tiny hint of seam splitting at the top, but is nice overall.)

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Jackson 5Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection ... LP
Motown, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great collection of vintage Jackson 5 material from the Motown years – and one that also features solo work from Michael and Jermaine too! The tracks here capture the young group at their early best – full of fire, energy, and the kind of dynamic that made The Jacksons so different than some of the soul groups in the decade before – completely on fire on classics that include "I Want You Back", "ABC", "I'll Be There", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "It's Your Thing", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", "I Am Love", "The Life Of The Party", "Dancing Machine", "Lookin Through The Window", "Who's Loving You", "Maybe Tomorrow", and "Get It Together". Also features the Michael Jackson tracks "Just A Little Bit Of You", "Rockin Robbin", "Got To Be There", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are" – and Jermain Jackson singing "Daddy's Home" – plus the remix "It's Your Thing (J5 In 95 ext rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Rick JamesReflections ... LP
Motown, 1984. Very Good ... $8.99
Kind of a "best of plus" set from Rick James – featuring some of his older work for Motown, plus a few new numbers to round out the set! As usual, the whole thing's written, arranged, and produced by the Super Freak himself – with that bass-heavy pop-funk groove that Rick virtually invented! Titles include "Super Freak", "You & I", "Mary Jane", "Dance Wit Me", "Give It To Me Baby", "You Turn Me On", "Bustin Out", "Fire & Desire", "Oh What A Night", and "17". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Paul KellyHot Runnin Soul – The Singles 1965 to 1971 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wow! We really grew to love southern soul singer Paul Kelly's sweet run of records for Warners in the 70s, but heard scant few of his earlier 45s – recorded for Lloyd, Dial, Phillips and the Happy Tiger label from the mid 60s into the early 70 – it's wonderful stuff! Hot Runnin' Soul collects each of these singles cuts, which run from swaggery soul with anthemic chorus and bursts of brass, to smoldering soul balladry, to some early Motown styled numbers that break the southern mode bit. Kelly wrote most of the songs, with rawly emotional and completely impressive vocals. We had no idea how strong this earlier material from Kelly is – thanks to Kent UK for the reveal! Includes "Chills And Fever", "It's My Baby", "Since I Found You", "The Upset", "Can't Help It", "Sweet Sweet Lovin'", "Glad To Be Sad", 'Sailing", "Sailing", "Hot Runnin' Soul", "Poor But Proud", "My Love Is Growing Stronger", "The Day After Forever", "Hangin On In Here" and more. CD

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Martin Luther KingGreat March To Freedom – Detroit, June 23, 1963 ... LP
Gordy, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
When Dr. King spoke in Detroit in 1963, Motown managed to have the tape recorders rolling – and the result was this classic album of knowledge and righteousness. The album is banded into segments from King's speech, entitled "Non Violent Approach", "Love Your Enemy", "The Militant Negro", and the famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Gatefold cover, too – with lots of nice photos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has surface wear, aging, a few small stains, and some splitting on the seams.)

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Stacy LattisawVery Best Of Stacy Lattisaw ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $14.99
All the best early years of Stacy Lattisaw – served up in one nice little set! And when we say "early", we mean early – given that Stacy was just in her teens when she sang a good number of the tunes on this collection! But although young, Lattisaw already had a depth that went beyond most of the older soul singers of her time – a mature, deep-voiced way of putting over a tune with a lot more careful balance of emotion than you might expect for such a youthful talent. CD features work from Stacy's Atlantic years, plus a few Motown tracks too – a total of 16 titles that include "Dynamite", "When You're Young & In Love (disco version)", "Let Me Be Your Angel", "My Love", "Love On A Two Way Street", "Attack Of The Name Game", "Don't Throw It All Away", "Perfect Combination", "Nail It To The Wall", "Jump Into My Life", "Let Me Take You Down", "Every Drop Of Your Love", "Baby It's You", and "Million Dollar Babe". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, back cover of booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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Le DealJazz Traficantes ... CD
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful debut from this hip French group – a quartet that features piano and arrangements by Florian Pellissier, who we've loved on his other records – plus Yoann Loustalot on flugelhorn, Theo Girard on bass, and Malick Koly on drums – really stretching out here at a session recorded at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder studio! The mix of flugelhorn and piano is great – used spaciously, with really well-punctuated notes from Loustalot – balanced with bolder work from Pelissier on piano and a bit of Fender Rhodes – on a set of all original material that has a wonderfully fresh feel. There's a slightly spiritual current to the music, but the overall sound is maybe more in the territory of 70s soul jazz – sophisticated, but very down to earth too – on titles that include "Custom Agents", "Riot In Chinatown", "Jazz Traficantes", and the three part "Mexican Junkanoo" suite. CD also features the bonus track "Noche En La Carcel". CD
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Le DealJazz Traficantes ... LP
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $28.99
A beautiful debut from this hip French group – a quartet that features piano and arrangements by Florian Pellissier, who we've loved on his other records – plus Yoann Loustalot on flugelhorn, Theo Girard on bass, and Malick Koly on drums – really stretching out here at a session recorded at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder studio! The mix of flugelhorn and piano is great – used spaciously, with really well-punctuated notes from Loustalot – balanced with bolder work from Pelissier on piano and a bit of Fender Rhodes – on a set of all original material that has a wonderfully fresh feel. There's a slightly spiritual current to the music, but the overall sound is maybe more in the territory of 70s soul jazz – sophisticated, but very down to earth too – on titles that include "Custom Agents", "Riot In Chinatown", "Jazz Traficantes", and the three part "Mexican Junkanoo" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Traficantes ... CD 18.99

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Richard MarksNever Satisfied – The Complete Works 1968 to 1976 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 24.99
An artist you might not know at all – but one you'll be digging plenty after hearing this wonderful set! Richard Marks is a guitarist and singer with a very funky, very gritty sound – really right up there with the best of the funky 45 underground of the time – which makes this overstuffed package feel like you've just inherited a sweet stack of rare 7" singles! Marks hardly made it outside of his hometown of Atlanta – but did work over the years with stars like Al Green and Eddie Kendricks – but, thankfully for us, he left behind a strong legacy of small label singles, nearly all of which are included in this beautiful set – along with a full book that tells the tale of Richard's time outside the limelight, plus lots of photos, images, and notes on the music. Titles include "Funky Fingers", "Never Satisfied", "Don't Take It Out On Me", "I'm With You Love", "Pretty Woman Pass On By", "Innocent Bystander", "Speak Now", "Purple Haze", "Why Did You Leave Me", and "Crackerjack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP package – with special 20 page book and download card!)
Also available Never Satisfied – The Complete Works 1968 to 1976 (CD with book) ... CD 9.99

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Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1983. Used ... $2.99
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's power, and Bob's vision for change in the world – sometimes issued at a more personal level, but always with a spirit that's strong enough to inspire the generations who've grabbed onto this album as a favorite. Titles include "Chant Down Babylon", "Buffalo Soldier", "Mix Up Mix Up", "Blackman Redemption", "Jump Nyabinghi", "Stiff Necked Fools", "I Know", and "Trench Town". Also includes a bonus 12" mix of "Buffalo Soldier". CD
(2001 remastered edition. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Curtis MayfieldCurtis (180 gram 2LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Curtom/Run Out Groove, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99 34.99 On July 16, 2021
A mindblowing solo set from Curtis Mayfield – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal masterpiece – to the career of Curtis what the early solo albums of Issac Hayes were to his own genius – a bold, unfettered statement of pride and power – of the sort that would both make Mayfield and the Curtom Records label forces to be reckoned with in the 70s. Every cut is a classic – and titles include "Move On Up", "If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", "Wild & Free", "Give It Up", "The Makings Of You", "The Other Side Of Town", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Annivarsary Edition!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, July 16.

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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and the instrumentation is great too – handled by the Pied Piper team, who were kind of a Motown offshoot that featured Jack Ashford on vibes and percussion, Dave Hamilton and Ray Monette on guitar, and Joe Hunter on piano. Hunter and Ashford handled the arrangements – with a pitch-perfect sound that's completely sublime – sweet and grooving at the same time, and put together with the same kind of care you'd find at Motown – but with all the harder-edge qualities that always made indie work from Detroit so great. Every cut is a winner, and the set is the only full album ever done by the group – with cuts that include "Egyptian Love", "Till The End Of Time", "Since I Found My Baby", "Sweetest One", "Unlucky Sun", "I'll Never Forget You", "Do The Pied Piper", and "I'm With You All The Way". Great reissue – fully remastered from the original tapes – with new liner notes too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear and small center splits and some wear at the bottom seam.)

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Joni MitchellLive At Canturbury House – 1967 (180 gram pressing 3LP set) ... LP
Rhino, 1967. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $57.99 59.98
A rare treasure from Joni Mitchell – live material recorded at a venue in Ann Arbor, captured here a year before her initial studio album on Reprise Records! The huge package brings together songs from three different sets – nine of which have never been issued before – and there's also a fair bit of conversation from Joni between the songs, presented at a level that shows just what a unique talent she was right at the start – a standout songsmith, and a singer who brings all these inflections to the music that show that she was already breaking free of her roots in folk music! Titles include "Urge For Going", "Morning Morgantown", "Little Green", "The Circle Game", "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "Both Sides Now", "Carnival In Kenora", "Songs To Aging Children Come", "Cactus tree", "Free Darling", "I Had A King", "Play Little David", "The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow", "The Gift Of The Magi", "Chelsea Morning", "Come To The Sunshine", "Conversation", "Marcie", "A Melody In Your Name", and "Ballerina Valerie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Harry NilssonPoint! ... LP
RCA, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
One of greatest moments of genius by pop vocals eccentric Harry Nilsson – the classic early 70s "story" album The Point – perhaps is most imaginative work! The Point is a weird tale of a kid whose head was differently shaped than the rest of his townsfolk (hey, we're not making this up!), which leads him to go on a Yellow Submarine-esque psychedelic odyssey to sort out his identity and feelings! In the end, everything ends up all happy and sweet, but not before Nilsson lays down some very cool, very groovy tracks over nice off-beat instrumentation arranged and conducted by George Tipton. Titles include "Everything's Got 'Em", "Me And My Arrow", "Poli High", "Think About Your Troubles", "Life Life", "Are You Sleeping?", "POV Waltz" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, includes comic book! Cover has light wear.)

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OberonMidsummer Night's Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Acorn/Grapefruit (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A really dreamy little record, and one that really lives up to the ancient vibe of the title and cover – played by a combo who were one of the younger groups of the acid folk generation in the UK, and were also one of the most compelling! Oberon was formed by a group of school-aged chums who all shared a similar love of acoustic instrumentation and reworking the older roots of British music – which means that the tunes here are partly tradition, and partly their own creations, but with a very ancient vibe – performed on instrumentation that includes guitar, violin, bass, percussion, and flute. There's just a bit of electricity on the guitars at points, and a few tracks are instrumental – but overall, the music is very spare, spacious, and pastoral – maybe even more full-realized than some of their contemporaries on bigger labels. Titles include "Nottamun Town", "The Hunt", "Syrinx", "Peggy", "Summertime", "Time Past Time Come", "Mins Tirith", and "Epitaph". 2CD edition features a full bonus live concert from 1971 – seven more tracks! CD
(Deluxe release with bonus live CD!)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersPain (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Mindblowing funk from The Ohio Players – the group's debut album for Westbound Records, and a landmark batch of tracks that never gets old! The sound here really has the group stretching out a lot – working on tunes that are extended, but never as overindulgent as their labelmates Funkadelic – always keeping to a groove that's focused, yet also free to explore its bad self in the new freedoms of the 70s. There's a strong undercurrent of funky jazz running through the set – mixing great riffing alongside the tight rhythms and tripped-out vocals – all brought together with that deep deep deep production sound that Westbound gave the world as its own legacy in the wake of Norman Whitfield's experiments at Motown. Titles include the wonderfully jamming "Players Balling", and the funky numbers "Reds" and "Singing In The Morning" – plus more soulful tracks "I Wanna Hear From You" and "Never Had A Dream". CD features a whopping 7 bonus tracks – some previously unissued – including "Climax", "What's Going On", "Time & Space", "Ain't That Loving You", "If You Were My Woman", and "Feelin Alright". CD

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OregonIn Performance ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A double-length live set from Oregon – one that acts as a nice bracket to their 70s work for the Vanguard label, and which maybe points the way towards the direction they'd soon take at ECM! As some of their contemporaries were maybe getting even more electric, the group deliver a fantastic acoustic set throughout – guitars from Ralph Towner, who also plays piano and a bit of French horn – plus sitar and tabla from Collin Walcott, bass and violin from Glen Moore, and a mix of saxes, flute, and other reeds from Paul McCandless! The sound is nice and open – maybe more spacious and patient than the group's earlier work – really opening up on the longer live tracks on the set. Titles include "Arion", "Waterwheel", "Buzzbox", "Along The Way", "Wanderlust", "Icarus", "Free Piece", and "Deer Path". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available In Performance ... CD 10.99

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PassportOceanliner ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... $11.99
The famous fusion combo hits the 80s with a mighty sweet sound – a style that adapts some of their older electric modes of the previous years with a slight shift in instrumentation and groove! All the core elements are still very much in place – especially the work on reeds and keys by the mighty Klaus Doldinger – but there's a bit less rock-jamming, and maybe more of that soundtrack-styled fusion approach that other groups were using at the time – a shift that's partly in place thanks to some rhythm programs alongside standard drums. Titles include "Departure", "Allegory", "Uptown Rendezvous", "Scope", "Seaside", and "Oceanliner". CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy PendergrassGreatest Slow Jams ... CD
Right Stuff/Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $5.99
Classic smooth soul from Teddy P – recorded in the years after he'd left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, when he was recording some of the finest sensual soul ever! The set's got a total of 12 tracks in all, most of them some of Teddy's best numbers – like "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Turn Off The Lights", "It's Time For Love", "Love TKO", "It Don't Hurt Now", "Somebody Told Me", "And If I Had", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", and "Can't We Try". CD
(Out of print.)

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Reuben PhillipsBig Bad Band At The Apollo ... LP
Ascot, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A sweet set from Reuben Phillips – the bandleader at the Apollo Theater, when it was going full swing in the 60s! The group here is a nice mix of soul jazz with R&B currents – served up with work from Phillips on alto, alongside more alto from James Powell, tenor from Robert Ashton, baritone from Pete Clark, trumpets from Harold Johnson and EV Perry, piano from Adriano Acea, and guitar from the great Billy Butler! There's lots of originals on the set – including "Reuben's Tune", "Two By Four", "Uptown", "High Low", "Guitar Speaks", and "The Theme" – plus versions of "What'd I Say", "Can't Sit Down," and "Eric's Flute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light wear – front looks nice.)

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Smokey RobinsonQuiet Storm ... CD
Tamla, 1975. Used ... $7.99
Incredible work – a record that should be in every household! Smokey breaks free of the group sound of the Miracles albums – hitting a whole new mode, and inventing the "Quiet Storm" radio format along the way! The title cut – "Quiet Storm" – is a majestic long-building track that's as important to mellow soul as Larry Mizell's work was to jazz funk at the same time, and it's got a similar layering effect that has sounds building and spinning, with a bit of sound effects, great keyboards, and cool moogy touches that recall some of Bobbi Humphrey's best work for Blue Note, but filtered through a mellow ballad style. The whole album's great, and other tracks include "Baby That's Backatcha", "The Agony & The Ecstasy", "Coincidentally", and "Wedding Song". Proof that Motown was still great in the 70s! CD

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George RussellNew York, New York (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A wonderful album from George Russell – a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work – and a brilliant bit of new ideas with some very down to earth expression! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast who really flesh out the ideas in the music – linked together with these fantastic spoken bits by Jon Hendricks – patter about the city and the scene that really make the whole thing come alive! The lineup is virtually a who's who of modern jazz at the moment – John Coltrane and Benny Golson on tenors, Art Farmer on trumpet, Bill Evans on piano, Hal McKusick and Phil Woods on alto, and Max Roach on drums – coming together under some of the clearest leadership that George Russell has ever provided. The whole thing is great – and titles include "Manhattan", "Big City Blues", "Manhattan-Rico", and "A Helluva Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Acoustic Sounds series! Heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)

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WhoTommy ... LP
Decca, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An amazing moment from The Who – and from the UK rock scene in general – as Tommy is one of the most fully-conceived concept albums ever recorded – a masterful effort that's still pretty hard to match all these many years later! Pete Townshend really knocked it out of the park with this one – and pushed the group way way past the simpler songs the were recording just a year before – into this deeply introspective territory, spun out both in the album's words and music. The Tommy tale's been well told many times over the years – so we won't bother with the full narrative – but just let us say that it's hard to go wrong with this one, an essential item in any collection of adventurous rock – classic or otherwise. Titles include "The Acid Queen", "It's A Boy", "Sally Simpson", "Miracle Cure", "Pinball Wizard", "Do You Think It's Alright", "Cousin Kevin", "Christmas", "Tommy's Holiday Camp", "I'm Free", and "We're Not Gonna Take It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Decca pressing, with the booklet. Cover has some edge wear and light surface wear.)
 
 
 



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