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Three Knights/Standing OvationBurial Proceedings In The Coarse Of Three Knights (voc, inst)/Onslaught (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Music Of Life (UK), 1990. Very Good ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ultimate Ovation & The Force Of Power with McKinley JacksonBaby Girl/Stomp The World ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky track, but with some great sweet soul vocals – harmonies that unite and break nicely over the slow-stepping drums and bass – all with a sinister vibe that has us pretty spooked about this baby girl! "Stomp The World" features an appearance by classic soul legend McKinley Jackson – who gives the song a strong lead, which creates even nicer counterpoint with the harmony vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gladys Knight & The PipsStanding Ovation ... LP
SOUL, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
Almost a deeper soul sound than before from Gladys Knight – a record that features some very strong southern-styled production from Johnny Bristol and Clay McMurray – but in a way that reflects the new sort of "adult" mode of the time! The style here is a careful blend of the raspiness of Knight's roots and some of the changes going on in Memphis and Muscle Shoals – modes that are still a bit down home, but which show a more mature presentation of their themes – served up in arrangements by HB Barnum, David Van DePitte, and Paul Riser. Titles include "It Takes A Whole Lotta Man For A Woman Like Me", "Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To", "Master Of My Mind", and "No One Could Love You More". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie Mann & Chick CoreaComplete Latin Band Sessions (Monday Night At The Village Gate/Standing Ovation At Newport/Latin Mann/Roar Of The Greaspaint) ... CD
Atlantic/Gambit (Spain), 1965. Used 2CD ... $16.99
Pure genius from Herbie Mann's mid 60s years – a set that features mostly Latin grooves overall, and some great early piano from a young Chick Corea! First up is Monday Night At The Village Gate – an album that has a hard Latin feel throughout, thanks to an ultra-hip group that includes Chick Corea on piano, Dave Pike on vibes, Mark Weinstein on trombone, and Bruno Carr on drums – plus some crackling work on congas from the legendary Carlos Patato Valdes! Tracks are long, and awash in great solos, especially from Herbie, who seems to play harder here than ever. Titles include "You're Gonna Make It With Me", "Away From The Crowd", "In Escambrun", and "The Young Turks". Next is Standing Ovation At Newport – one of the few to feature Mann in the company of pianist Chick Corea – who steps out here with some hard, soulful, Latin-inflected energy that's totally great – and which really makes the group cook. Other players include Dave Pike on vibes and Patato Valdes on congas – and the great Ben Tucker joins the group on an extremely popular 10 minute version of his composition "Comin Home Baby", one of Herbie's all-time hits. Other tracks are equally long and jazzy – and titles include "Mushi Mushi" and "Patato". After that is Latin Mann, a rare Columbia Records outing from Herbie – but it's easily one of his greatest of the 60s, thanks to some really smoking arrangements from Oliver Nelson – plus an all-star cast of players that includes Carmell Jones, Dave Pike, Jimmy Heath, Patato Valdez, Willie Bobo, Charlie Palmieri, and a young Chick Corea on piano! Tracks are short, tight, and very rhythmic – grooving in a snapping approach to Latin that's filled with plenty of soul, but which also features plenty of jazzy touches as well. A few tunes here are familiar, but they're given wonderful new treatment by Herbie and Nelson – and the record easily beats most Verve or Impulse sessions of this type at their own game! Tracks include "Bijou", "Ave Maria Morena", "Watermelon Man", "Interlude", "Let's Boom Chitty Boom", "Senor Blues", "Jungle Fantasy", and "Jive Samba". The CD's completed with 7 more tracks from the album The Roar Of The Greasepaint – a surprisingly great album from Herbie Mann – especially considering that it's based around a Broadway score! Don't let that aspect fool you, though, because the groove's all Latin all the way through – as most numbers feature Chick Corea on piano, stepping out nice and hard in a lineup that also includes Mark Weinstein on trombone and Dave Pike on vibes. Tracks are arranged by Ray Ellis, but with a much freer groove than usual – much more Mann-styled overall – and titles include "The Joker", "Who Can I Turn To", "Look At That Face", and "Feeling Good". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieABC Collection (Standing Ovation) ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(in the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Doug & Jean CarnHigher Ground ... LP
Ovation, 1976. Very Good ... $14.99
Soaring soul from the team of Doug and Jean Carn – he on the keyboards, she on the vocals – both working here with really righteous power! The album brings together some of the best moments from Doug's albums on Black Jazz – including "Little B's Poem", "The Messenger", "Infant Eyes", "Revelation", and "Higher Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, bent corners, and light stains at the bottom.)

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CitizenSex & Society ... LP
Ovation, 1980. Sealed ... $2.99
A strange little new wave record – and maybe one of the last we've seen on the Ovation label! Recorded in Chicago – with tracks that include "Sex & Society", "Nuclear Love", "I'm A Citizen", "Advertising", "Thought I Was Tough", and "You're So Cool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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Heaven & EarthRefuge ... LP
Ovation, 1973. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A beautiful early 70s psych folk set from the angelic vocal and songwriting duo of Pat Gefell and Jo D Andrews – their Refuge album for Ovation in 1973 – highlighted by their gorgeous vocals, but committed with lovely, lightly soaring arrangements! Save for a solid cover of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin penned "Sixty Years On", Gefell and Andrews wrote the songs here, and it's remarkably strong stuff! The duo vocals and harmonies are especially sweet. The Chicago-based production wisely leaves ample space in the arrangements for them to sort of loosely, emotively embellish with their voices – with string arrangements by co-producer George Andrews and an impressive roster of session players including bassist Phil Upchurch, drummer Don Simmons and percussionist Bobby Christian. Includes "Jenny", "Voice In The Wind", "To A Flame", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", "Refuge", "Song For Craig", "A Light Is Shining", "Feel The Spirit" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Lion, in a gatefold cover.)

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Hollins & StarrSidewalks Talking ... LP
Ovation, 1970. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An amazing little record – easily one of the coolest albums ever on the legendary Ovation label – and a set that has the small imprint almost hitting the heights of their Chicago neighbor Cadet Records! The core sounds here are from the folksy duo of Chuck Hollins and Dave Starr – but their music is really expanded with some key studio touches – jazzy inflections from session players, some slight fuller arrangements – and an overall vibe that carries the same sense of hope and new voice that you'd find in records by Terry Callier or Rotary Connection! The dawn of the 70s was a great time to push the boundaries of what could be done with folk and psychedelic trappings, and these guys really find a great little space – balancing trippy lyricism, lots of ethereal atmosphere, and a few heavily percussive jams! Titles include "Talking To Myself", "Krishna Dov", "Cry Baby Cry", "Twin City Prayer", "John Hurt", "Hard Headed Women", "Lovable", "Digress", "Staying High", "Sidewalk's Talkin'", and "Feelin' Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some seam splitting, and a small sticker.)

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Johnson & DrakeCarry It On ... LP
Ovation, 1973. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Calvin KeysCriss Cross ... LP
Ovation, 1976. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Post-Black Jazz recording by Calvin Keys, but still for the same parent label (Ovation), and still with the same sort of feel. Kirk Lightsey's on piano, Henry Franklin's on bass, and Leon Chancelor's on drums, and Keys' guitar sounds great next to sax solos by Charles Owens. Deep grooves include "Night Cry", "Gee Gee", and "B.K.". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Joe Morello/Gary Burton/Bobby ChristianPercussive Jazz ... LP
Ovation, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Lots of great vibes on this one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Tommy JonesTommy's Place ... LP
Ovation, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo/Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Deke LeonardIceberg/Kamikaze (with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/BGO (UK), 1974. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
Two solo albums from Deke Leonard – back to back in a single set, with bonus tracks too! First up is Iceberg – an overlooked solo set from Deke Leonard – once a member of the group Man, out here on his own in a very unusual, very specific sort of style! The guitar work is every bit as sharp as Leonard's work with Man, but the music moves through a range of older influences and more personal moments – almost pub rock with glam production – although again, that's maybe too general to get at the really specific spirit of the record! Leonard's a surprisingly strong talent – and the record's one of the many that fell through the cracks back in the day, but which clearly gets great handling by a big label, with well-deserved hope for a superstar. Titles include "Razor Blade & Rattlesnake", "Jesse", "Broken Ovation", "A Hard Way To Live", "Looking For A Man", "The Ghost Of Musket Flat", and "Crosby". On Kamikaze, Deke Leonard's really finding himself as a solo artist – so much so, he begins the album with an instrumental, then continues to push his strengths on that instrument every bit as much as his edgey vocals! As with his previous record, there's some great help here from old bandmates in Man – rock-solid rhythms that feature lots of strong work on bass from Martin Ace, whose strengths also really help keep things focused. Titles include "Cool Summer Rain", "Sharpened Claws", "In Search Of Sarah & Twenty Six Horses", "April The Third", and "The Black Gates Of Death". 2CD set also features bonus tracks – "She's A Cow", "Diamond Road", "Turning In Circles", and "The Aching Is So Sweet". CD

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✨✧ VariousLuxury Soul 2019 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic assortment of contemporary soul – put together by one of the labels who kept the underground soul groove going, long before the generation of Neo Soul! Expansion Records is a London-based imprint who started out recording American soul artists from the 70s who were still going strong, but who were ignored by US labels in the 80s – then, as the years progressed, the label continued to find newer artists to work with too – at a level that made them one of the first companies to really push the idea of contemporary soul at a level that was far from the charts – which resulted in the kind of legacy that makes this 3CD set such a treasure. Most of the cuts here are from recent Expansion projects, and the set also includes gems from other sources too – and some classic cuts from their older catalog – all wrapped together in a great package for the price. Titles include "Falling Back Into Love" by Marc Evans, "Pressure" by Maysa, "Hopping Skipping So In Love" by Victor Haynes, "I Want Your Love" by One Way, "My Baby" by Ronnie McNeir, "I Want You Back" by Boogie Back with Cheri Maree, "I'll Always Love You" by Rockie Robbins, "Stay Away From You" by Chris Ballin, "Drifting" by Kim Tibbs, "So Nobody Else Can Hear" by Jimmy Cobb, "Are You Using Me" by Inner Shade, "Much Love" by Euge Groove with Rahsaan Patterson, "Stronger" by Nickee B, "Don't Judge Me (mellow mix)" by Phillip Leo, "Special Day" by Natasha Watts, "No Explanation" by Christ Standring with Mica Paris, "Secret Lover" by Saskia, "I Want Your Lovin" by Zed Soul with Rose Vincent, "Last Song" by Darien Dean with Tiffany T'Zelle, "Free To Be Me" by Lindsey Weber with Norman Brown, "Dangerous Romance" by Steve Nichol with Ellene Masre, and "Standing Ovation" by Blu Mitchell. 35 tracks on 3CDs! CD
 
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AmalgamInnovation ... LP
Tangent (UK), 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Very nice album by this collective of Brit avant players that includes John Stevens, Trevor Watts, Keith Tippet, and Lindsay Cooper. The music's not as out as you'd expect, and instead grooves nicely at times with sort of a modal edge, augmented by the kind of sharp-toned solos you'd expect from these players. Stevens' drumming is almost funky at times, especially on the cuts "Staggering", "When Is Now", and "Austrian Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has gloss bubbles along the spine.)

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Stan KentonInnovations Orchestra ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include "Solitaire", "Soliloquy", "June Christy", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", "Cello-logy", "Art Pepper", "Halls Of Brass", "In Veradero", "Blues In Riff", and "Coop's Solo". 2CDs, great notes, and 30 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, full color Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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OvationsHaving a Party ... LP
MGM, 1973. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A slightly deeper vibe than previous work from The Ovations – but in a great way too! The set begins with the Sam Cooke remake of the title track, but after that things pick up a bit more – using more bass in the backings for a groove, and a bit more keyboards too – not exactly funky touches, but definitely a harder edge than before for The Ovations – all of which makes for a great contrast to the sweet soul vocals of lead singer Louis Williams! There's a few echoes of Hi Records at points, but never in the too-iconic style of Hi – and instead arranger Dan Greer really finds a way to carve out a unique space for the group. Titles include a number of Sam Cooke tributes – given that Williams was a big devotee – titles that include "You Send Me" and "A Change Is Gonna Come", in addition to the title track. But we dig the other titles even more – and they include "Your Love Is Like A Song To Me", "Born On A Back Street", "Touching Me", "Don't Look Back", and "I Can't Believe It's Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ OvationsSweet Thing ... CD
Vivid, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of work by The Ovations – a wonderful Memphis-based harmony soul group, one of the best from the south in the 70s! The set features some of the group's greatest recordings – tracks that move past the simple formula of some of their earlier albums, into a sophisticated blend of modern and southern styles that really really sends us. Production is by George Jackson, Clayton Ivey, and Dan Greer – and titles include "Till I Find Some Way", "Sweet Thing", "Tell Me Why", "Stars Are Out Tonight", "I'm In Love", and "You Gave The Best Performance". CD
(Out of print. Please note that this appears to be a reissue of an earlier Japanese CD – but without a booklet and more low-budget in terms of packaging.)

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Eric DolphyLast Date ... CD
Fontana, 1964. Used ... $4.99
A fitting title for a great album – Eric Dolphy's last live recording, performed on June 2, 1964, with a trio of youngsters that included two of the greatest names in European avant garde jazz – Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink! The sound is jagged and a bit free – showing the way towards even greater innovations that might have marked Dolphy's 60s years, had he not been taken from us so quickly! The album's filled with beautiful Dolphy playing in his late mode – on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and tracks include "The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks", "Miss Ann", and "Hypochristmutreefuz". CD
(Out of print, disc has light marks but plays fine.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyLast Date (gatefold cover) ... LP
Limelight, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
A fitting title for a great album – Eric Dolphy's last live recording, performed on June 2, 1964, with a trio of youngsters that included two of the greatest names in European avant garde jazz – Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink! The sound is jagged and a bit free – showing the way towards even greater innovations that might have marked Dolphy's 60s years, had he not been taken from us so quickly! The album's filled with beautiful Dolphy playing in his late mode – on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and tracks include "The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks", "Miss Ann", and "Hypochristmutreefuz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover is stained and flaky at the bottom 3 inches, with a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland ... CD
MCA, 1968. Used ... $3.99
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to comeout 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 include s"Voodoo Chile", "Crosstown Traffic", "Electric Ladyland", "Little Miss Strange", "Moon Turn The Tides", "Still Raining Still Dreaming" and "All Along The Watchtower". CD

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Barry WhiteMan Is Back! ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1989. Used ... $9.99
The title's got it right – because the Man is definitely back, although in a completely different way than before! Barry White works here in a setting that's nice and lean – those soul changes that came about during them more electric 80s years, but also given that start-of-90s spin that had a deeper sense of soul returning to the music – thanks to innovations by Soul II Soul, Terry Riley, and other groundbreaking talents! There's a vibe that definitely resonates with the younger R&B generation of the time – funky, but in a completely different way than 70s Barry White – and the singer's vocals fit tremendously well amidst the very catchy grooves. Tracks include "Super Lover", "Don't Let Go", "Love's Interlude/Good Night My Love", "I Wanna Do It Good To Ya", "It's Getting Harder All The Time", and "Responsible". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland ... CD
Experience Hendrix/Legacy, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to comeout 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 include s"Voodoo Chile", "Crosstown Traffic", "Electric Ladyland", "Little Miss Strange", "Moon Turn The Tides", "Still Raining Still Dreaming" and "All Along The Watchtower". CD

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✨✧ Quicksilver Messenger ServiceHappy Trails ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perfect example of the jamming style of Quicksilver Messenger Service at their best – as side one features a 25 minute extrapolation of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love", stretched out by the group into these wicked long guitar lines and pulsating rhythms that shift nicely over time! Bo's a surprising inspiration for a group that's better known for their psych output – but their use of that track, and his "Mona", on the live recordings here really helps carve a link out of two different generations of guitar innovation – and suddenly helps us understand links between them both. The set continues with some great original numbers – the very long "Calvary", plus "Maiden Of The Cancer Moon" – as well as a cover of "Happy Trails". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyLast Date ... CD
Limelight/Universal (Japan), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fitting title for a great album – Eric Dolphy's last live recording, performed on June 2, 1964, with a trio of youngsters that included two of the greatest names in European avant garde jazz – Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink! The sound is jagged and a bit free – showing the way towards even greater innovations that might have marked Dolphy's 60s years, had he not been taken from us so quickly! The album's filled with beautiful Dolphy playing in his late mode – on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and tracks include "The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks", "Miss Ann", and "Hypochristmutreefuz". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)
Also available Last Date (gatefold cover) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Roy AyersI'm The One ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
A late 80s effort for Columbia from the legendary Roy Ayers – his third and final album for the label from the early-to-mid 80s – a time that found Roy applying his classic smooth, jazzy soul style to a more profoundly modern vibe – and it works as well on this set as it did on any of his Columbia efforts of the period, if not better! Roy was never shy about embracing innovation, and here he's blending straight up 80s smooth soul with jazzy vibes galore, as well as some post-Future Shock electro touches, particularly on the dancefloor ready title track – but this the mellow, sultry numbers that really make this one a win. Titles include "I'm The One", "Don't You Ever Turn Away", "Let Me Love You", "Marlon", "Word", "Crack Attack", and "I Once Had Your Love". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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