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PleaseCircus Days – A Collection Of Demos & Studio Recordings 1967 to 1969 ... CD
Lion/Acme, Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautiful early work from Please – aka Peter Dunton, who went onto more famous underground activity in the seminal jazz psych group T2! The music here shares a lot of the melodic qualities of that great group – music that's certainly rock, but which borrows freely from some of the hipper jazz styles of the time – especially modal jazz, which seems to influence the rhythms amidst the acoustic guitar and vocals! Most of the tracks are relatively spare, but have a full sort of energy because of this influence – and a few of the demo tracks are maybe straighter folk/rock, but still have a really wonderful sound. Titles include "One More Chance", "Said & Done", "Eternity", "Gently As You Feel", "To Dream", "Don't Mind Me", "Circus Man", "Silent Falling", "Lord Of Misrule", and "Nothing's What It Seems". CD

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BeatlesPlease Please Me ... CD
Apple, 1963. Used ... $5.99
An overstuffed album of early greatness – served up with a classic image of the Fab Four on the cover! The tunes are a mix of Lennon/McCartney originals and American soul and rock numbers that are reinterpreted wonderfully by the group – in ways that perfectly show why, unlike most of their contemporaries, The Beatles weren't just trying for slavish imitation of American authenticity – and instead were already taking off with new ideas inspired by the music! Titles include "Please Please Me", "Love Me Do", "Misery", "Anna", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Boys", "Baby IT's You", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Twist & Shout", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Chains". CD

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Geezinslaw BrothersChubby (Please Take Your Love To Town) ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Nicely goofy work from The Geezinslaw Brothers – a country song parody duo who are very much in the mode of Homer & Jethro! There's a nice late 60s country vibe to the whole thing – and titles include "How Come I Stutter", "The Doodlin Song", "Umitigated Gall", "Big Harlan Taylor", "If They Could See The Self Come Out In Me", "I Couldn't Spell Yuuk", and the title cut "Chubby" – a parody of "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cuotut hole, but is great overall.)

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Steve HackettPlease Don't Touch ... LP
Chrysalis, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, with polyliner attached.)

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Hands-On/Maurice WilcherGot Me Open (clean radio edit, inst, clean radio acapella)/Please (lp, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 1996. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Featuring Dr Dre on "Got Me Open". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Bill HendersonPlease Send Me Someone To Love ... CD
Collectables, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the rear tray card and is priced accordingly.)

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Julie LondonYour Number Please (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99 About September 24, 2021
Julie London couldn't look sexier on the cover – reclining in bed, on the telephone, breast falling out of her nightgown, with the suggestive title emblazoned across the top – almost like some sleezy ad from the back pages of a local newspaper! The music more than delivers on the suggestiveness, too – and features lush backings by Andre Previn, on an assortment of tunes made famous by male vocal greats of the 50s – tunes that really take on a new sense of life in the hands of Julie – getting special up-close treatment that's really great! Titles include "A Stranger In Town", "Learnin The Blues", "One For My Baby", "It's A Blue World", "When I Fall In Love", and "The More I See You". CD

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Mancini & FoxPlease Sweet Saviour/Don't Cha Believe I Put Him Down Ma? ... 7-inch
Event, 1971. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Frank PisaniPlease Don't Make It Funky (original, Patchouli Brothers re-edit) ... 7-inch
Happy Day/Pepite (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A rare boogie number from Chicago – presented here both in the original version, and a new edit! The tune's got a warmly captivating vibe – a smooth groove at the core, and these raspy vocals from Frank that are very different than the usual – as is the lyric, which is nicely playful, and really gets augmented on the chorus – as the horns step up a bit more, and backing vocals slide in alongside Pisani! The re-edit is great – and picks up all the best elements and brings them even more to the forefront – mighty nice for the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gloria Walker & The ChevellesPlease Don't Desert Me Baby/Need Of You ... 7-inch
Flaming Arrow, Early 70s. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the best singles ever from the great Gloria Walker – a fantastic southern soul singer who never recorded a full album! "Please Don't Desert Me Baby" is the kind of deep soul track you'll dig years for – slow, sad, and with some chunky arrangements that fit perfectly with Gloria's sad and heartbreaking lyrics. "Need Of You" is more upbeat – stridently grooving, with some raw shouted vocals by Gloria that are really great! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has light wear and a drillhole. Vinyl looks a little rough on Side A but still plays well.)

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VariousAnother Banana Split Please – More Gems From The Good Old Summertime ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
A great set of tracks to celebrate the summer – mostly music that predates the big wave of beach and surf rockers of the 60s, and which show that there was still plenty of joy about the warmer months of the year during previous scenes in the postwar years! As with the earlier volume, the music here is in a variety of different styles – early rock and pop, straight out vocals, bits of jazz, and even some exotica too – all laid out in a mighty long list of songs that provide the perfect soundtrack for a sunny summer afternoon! The whole thing's handled with the usual Bear Family strengths of presentation and quality sound – and titles include "Here Comes Summer" by Jerry Keller, "Summer Is Here" by The Pals, "Dark Dark Sunglasses" by The Kittens, "Bikini" by The Bikinis, "Sea Nymph" by Les Baxter, "Sealed With A Kiss" by The Four Voices, "This Is The Night" by Larry Tamblyn, "Keeping Cool With Lemonade" by Nick Noble, "Soda Pop Pop" by Vince Eager & The Vagabonds, "Surf Bunny" by Gene Cray & The Stingrays, "Everybody Outta The Pool" by The Lifeguards, and "She Takes Sun Baths" by Sammy Salvo. 33 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Grandmother's FunckPlease Baby Please Baby Baby Baby Please ... CD
Greyboy, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure bit of jazzy funk from the Swiss scene – the only album we've ever seen from Grandmother's Funck – on Greyboy Records! The album was recorded in Switzerland in '96, and there's timeless sound and a laidback approach of funk – with soul jazz awareness that we don't always hear in the later funk revivalists! The 10 tracks are a mix instrumentals and a few vocal cuts – loads of Rhodes and Hammond, funky drums & percussion, horns that roll from jazzy to Afro funk influences, longish passages and tighter moments! Nice stuff! Titles include "Call Me", "When She Said Goodbye Forever (I Was Brushing My Teeth)", "Julio's Bounce", "I Can Hear Your Body Talk", "Ain't No Makin Whoopee Anymore", "Blues For Mr Harris", "Hotel 99", "I Don't Forget My Horn", "Dancing In The Funkshine" and "Work Is Done". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Elvis Presley(You're The) Devil In Disguise/Please Don't Drag That String Around ... 7-inch
RCA, 1963. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has surface wear and marker on one corner.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Please ... CD
Doxy/EmArcy, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Sonny Rollins on tenor – with Clifton Anderson on trombone, Bobby Broom on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums. CD
(Digipack case has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Motorhead/GirlschoolSt Valentine's Day Massacre – Please Don't Touch/Emergency/Bomber (10 inch picture disc) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
BMG, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ CadillacsPlease, Mr. Johnson ... CD
Dr Horse, Mid 50s-Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
This is a collection of 19 tracks from these East Coast Doo-Woppers. The tracks span from 1954 to 1961 and include such songs as "Gloria", "That's All I Need", "Please, Mr. Johnson", "Copy Cat", "Cool It Fool", and "Jay Walker". CD
(Out of print original RBD/Dr Horse pressing.)

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✨✧ Pauline & BobbyNo Messin Around/Please Bless Our Home ... 7-inch
Expo, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Two fairly decent soul duet numbers – done in a Marvin/Tammi mode, but a bit rougher. The real charmer is "No Messin Around", which has an edgey west side quality, and is a bit of a groover! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has writing in pen.)
 
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Buddy Ace & Al TNT BraggsBuddy Ace Meets Al TNT Braggs ... CD
Duke/Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A double-header of a set – one that brings together rare work from two great 50s singers on the Duke/Peacock label – both of whom get a fair bit of space in the collection! Buddy Ace was actually named James Land at the start, but was dubbed Buddy Ace after the death of Johnny Ace – one of the first big Duke records stars, and a key force in the early years of rock and roll. Buddy's style is maybe a bit warmer at times than Johnny, but he also gets all the fantastic Duke Records production that made Bobby Blue Bland so great at the start – core blues augmented with larger arrangements, and jazz currents that can make the music a lot more sophisticated than on other labels! There's definitely plenty of blues in the mix, including strong guitar leads on some tunes – and titles include "Screaming Please", "This Little Love Of Mine", "From These Roots", "It Can't Be True", What Can I Do", "Back Home", and "Won't You Reconsider". The set then moves onto a great batch of work from Al TNT Braggs – a singer who definitely earns the explosive part of his name – especially on the upbeat numbers that are equal parts R&B and early rock and roll! Al's got a very distinct, dexterous approach to the music – one that's also really pointing the way towards 60s soul – on titles that include "Chase Em Tom Cat", "A Little Bit Closer", "We Belong Together", "Easy Rock", "You're Something Else", and "Cigarettes & Coffee". CD

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Gregg AllmanLaid Back ... CD
Capricorn/Polydor, 1973. Used ... $3.99
Greg Allman's excellent solo debut – all the more impressive given that it came out just weeks apart from the Allman Brothers' classic Brothers & Sisters – here's a southern rock legend stepping out and showing different sides of his immense talent around the same time his band was also near a creative peak! Greg's uniquely expressive voice is in the spotlight here, on tunes that touch on laid back southern rock, but gospel blues & soul tinged, too, sans guitar heroics for the most part. Includes the eternally great "Midnight Rider", "Queen Of Hearts", "Please Call Home", "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing", a really cool country rock take on "These Days", "Multi-Colored Lady", "All My Friends" and certainly only of the fresher takes "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". CD

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Mickey Baker & OthersMickey Baker In Session – Ain't No Strain 1951 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A great overview of the guitar talents of Mickey Baker – an artist who's maybe best remembered during this time for an album on Atlantic, or his duets with the young Sylvia Robinson (as Mickey & Sylvia) – but a player who also worked on countless sessions during the years of R&B and early soul! We always knew Mickey played on some key tracks – his guitar work is as recognizable as a King Curtis saxophone solo – but this 29 track set features material we didn't even know about – most of it by some of the biggest R&B stars of the 50s! Titles include "Women Are The Root Of All Evil" by Paul Williams, "Hit Git & Split" by Young Jessie, "No Good Lover" by Mickey & Sylvia, "Juke Joint" by Sam Price, "I'm Gonna Rock Your Wig" by Sonny Terry, "Bad Hangover" by Square Walton, "I'm Doin All This Time" by Stick McGhee, "Please Louise" by Wynonie Harris, "Straighten Up Baby" by Milt Trenier, "Oh Darlin" by Johnny Frank, "All Around The World" by Titus Turner, and more by Nappy Brown, Larry Dale, Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, and others! CD

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✨✧ Milton BananaAo Meu Amigo Tom ... CD
RCA (Brazil), Late 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet later work from bossa jazz drummer Milton Banana – a set of tunes delivered as a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, but done very much in the spirit of Banana's best 70s work! The style here is a bit more expansive than Milton's harder-edged sets of the 60s – core trio work expanded with some light strings and woodwinds, in ways that would really please Jobim – who seems to be enjoying himself nicely, having a drink with Milton on the front cover! Many numbers are done in the "pot-pourri" style that Banana used heavily at the time – mixing a few key themes into instrumental medleys – and titles include "Chega De Suadade", "Intuil Paisagem", "Amor Em Paz", "Aquas De Marco", "So Em Teus Bracos", "Este Seu Olhar", "Insensatez", "So Danco Samba", "Dindi", "Demais", and "A Felicidade". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beacon Street UnionClown Died In Marvin Gardens ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the groovier examples of late 60s psychedelia on the MGM label – one of a pair from the Boston area's Beacon Street Union! The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens has more orchestrated arrangements than the group's other album from the period, but it's no less adventurous, strange or diversely influenced! Titles include the title track, plus "The Clown's Overture", "Angus Of Aberdeen", "A Not Very August Afternoon", "Now I Taste The Tears" and groovy covers of "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Baby Please Don't Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Brook BentonThis Bitter Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good- ... $7.99
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Forget all of Brook's throwaway kiddie pop singles – and check out this album of incredible power and beauty! On his later LPs, Brook handled some incredibly mature material in a fantastic way: he managed to take seemingly innocuous songs, and inject them with a political message of pain and struggle – similar to contemporary work by Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Nina Simone. This album's one of his greatest, and features arrangements by Luichi De Jesus, one of the best arrangers to ever work with Benton. Titles include "I Had It", "This Bitter Earth", "What Else Do You Want From Me", "It's Too Late To Turn Back Now", and "Please, Please Make It Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover and label have a small drillholes through the center.)

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James BrownJames Brown – The Federal Years 1956 to 1960 ... CD
Federal/Hip-O Select, Mid/Late 50s. Used 2CD ... $49.99
The earliest years of James Brown – presented here as his complete singles for the Federal/King label, including both a and b-sides for each single – and full notes and session information for every release in the set! The 2CD set does an amazing job of excavating this sometimes-murky stretch of James' career – because over the years, the singles were repressed or issued on many different albums over many different years – usually with no proper dates or session information. Hearing them all together here is a real revelation – a 4 year transformation from R&B roots into a hipper kind of soul for the 60s, cast out over 41 tracks that includes one additional demo added to the mix! Titles include "Please Please Please", "Try Me", "Chonnie On Chon", "Gonna Try", "Messing With The Blues", "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On", "Love Or A Game", "You're Mine You're Mine", "That's When I Lost My Heart", "I Know It's True", "Think", "You've Got The Power", "This Old Heart", "Doodle Bee", "Bucket Head", and "I've Got To Change". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownJames Brown Singles Vol 3 – 1964 to 1965 ... CD
King/Hip-O Select, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... $24.99
Some of the most exciting years of James Brown's career so far – for a whole host of reasons! First off, James is really experimenting with different styles here – not just the roots of funk that would emerge more fully blown later in the 60s – but also bits of jazz as well, heard here on a number of instrumental, organ-heavy tracks! Added to the stylistic excitement is the fact that during these years, James was recording for more than one label – issuing work on Smash Records as well as King, thanks to some legal wrangling – a situation that further helped to open up his groove! This package may well be the most exciting so far in Hip-O's singles series on Brown – filled with both a and b-sides from the King and Smash years 1964 and 1965 – vocal and instrumental, rough and smooth alike! Collection features 36 tracks in all, plus full notes on each tune – with titles that include "So Long", "Out Of The Blue", "Soul Food (parts 1 & 2)", "Please Please Please (live)", "Again", "How Long Darling", "Have Mercy Baby", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (parts 1 & 2)", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "Lost Someone", "I'll Go Crazy", "Think", "Try Me", "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do", "Out Of Sight", "Maybe The Last Time", "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf", "Fine Old Foxy Self", and "Devil's Hideaway". CD
(Out of print, limited edition.)

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Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks by Brown, including "Mr. Kicks", "Opportunity, Please Knock", Love is Like a New Born Child", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Hazel's Hips", and many more! Nice jazzy groove, and very much in the best style of Oscar's 60s work! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with white text. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAsphalt Canyon Suite ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
A stunner from Kenny Burrell – one of his most sophisticated and soulful sessions of the 60s! Kenny's working here with the ultra-cool arranger Johnny Pate – best known for his work with Curtis Mayfield, and his 70s soundtrack fame – but a heck of a creative talent when it comes to a jazz session like this! For the record, Pate's created these spare little backdrops – not nearly as full as those penned by Don Sebesky or Claus Ogerman – and with a gentle sort of grooving quality that really pushes Kenny along nicely. Burrell's guitar is very strongly upfront in the mix – working chromatic magic at a level hardly ever matched again on record! Side one features the extended "Asphalt Canyon Suite" – a magnificent tune that's simply sublime – and side two features 5 shorter tracks, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Going To Jim & Andy's", and "Sugar Hill". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerYour Love Looks Good On Me ... LP
Fast Fire, 1985. Very Good- ... $1.99
Although Gene Chandler wasn't scoring nearly as big in the 80s as he was in the 60s, he was still a great vocalist, and could turn out some good material when he wanted to. This album's more than enough proof of that – and it features some good mellow tracks that have Gene singing in a sophisticated quiet storm sort of style. The best number is "Haven't I Heard That Line Before" – and other tracks include "You'll Never Be Free Of Me", "Lucy", and "Please You Tonight". The record's got some uptempo numbers that fall flat, so stick to the ballads and mellow cuts. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sharon Mhati Chatam (Gianfranco Reberberi)Fantasy (with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
With a cover like that, it's easy to see where the fantasy in the title is going – certainly not into the musky world of swords and sorcery, and instead into the realm of slinky sounds that are right at home in the Italian sound library world of the 70s! The music here has all the warm erotic touches of some of the better-known soundtrack material from the time – put together by Gianfranco Reverberi, who you might know from some of his crossover prog classics – but delivered with a lean instrumental mode that often has a keyboard as the lead instrument, over slow-stepping basslines and some nice washes of strings used in just the right way. Some tunes have a gentle funk vibe, others are sweetly sexy – and the set also features versions of some bigger hits from the time, with titles that include "Daniel", "Sylvia's Mother", "Fire Shadows In The Sunset", "Vincent", "She Was Not An Angel", "E Poi", "Quel Che Non Saprei Dirti Mai A Parole", and "Closed In A Drugstore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – the shrink wrap on these copies have split along the openings, they are however still new and unplayed!)

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✨✧ George Clinton BandGeorge Clinton Band Arrives ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Not the man who heads the P-Funk empire, but a nice little record anyway – kind of funky rock at points! Titles include "The Fine Line", "Free Lover", "Faith", "Jungle Love", "Life & Breath", and "Please Don't Run From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Bennie ConnSoul Music ... LP
Groove Time, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A deep soul set from Bennie Conn – one recorded in the early 80s, but done in a burning southern soul mode as a real tribute to Otis Redding and Sam Cooke! Yet despite that tribute aspect, the tunes here are all original numbers – a fact that makes the album a heck of a lot fresher than other albums of this nature! The album was recorded in LA, but with a sound that decidedly points to the east – and the style here is a slightly more modern updating of older Memphis modes from the 60s. Conn's tunes are all quite nice – almost oddly familiar in a way – and titles include "I Don't", "The Rain", "You Gave Me Love", "Tell Me You Love Me", "Baby Please", "I'm Gonna Leave", "Steal Away", and "I Wanna Be Your Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary CrosbyGary Crosby – Orchestra Conducted By Bud Shank ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
A strange little record, but one with more of a jazz component than you might think! Gary's the son of Bing, natch – and he's following here in his pop's footsteps, singing jazz standards with backing conducted by Bud Shank. The interesting thing is that the session was actually recorded in Germany – and the group features some hip Europeans, like Roland Kovac on piano, Atilla Zoller on guitar, Jerry Van Rooyen on trumpet, and Hans Koller on tenor. Shank plays as well – and titles include "Blue Prelude", "Exactly Like You", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "One For My Baby", and "Love Is Just Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with silver text and deep groove. Logo on top of cover has a bit of pen, and that same top corner has a bit of seam splitting.)

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DellsThere Is ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Fantastic bit of Chicago soul, featuring the Dells at their most mature, banked in amazing arrangements by the great Charles Stepney. There's a long version of "Stay In My Corner", plus the great title cut, and two fantastic tracks that have some great John Cage-esque prepared piano on the introduction. Great all the way through, and with loads of good tracks like "Wear It On Our Face", "Please Don't Change Me Now", and "Love Is So Simple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s Original Chess Masters pressing.)

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Dire StraitsDire Straits ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $3.99
The first classic statement from Mark Knopfler and the quartet – with the classic "Sultans Of Swing", plus "Lions", "Wild West End", "Southbound Again", "Six Blade Knofe", "Down To The Water Line", "Setting Me Up", and "In The Gallery". CD
(Please note this disc has a couple of marks but plays fine. Tray card has a crease.)
Also available
Dire Straits ... CD 3.99
Dire Straits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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Eric DolphyCandid Dolphy ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960/1961. Used ... $6.99
A collection of work that Eric Dolphy cut for the Candid label in the early 1960s – most of it under the name of other leaders, pulled from a variety of records, and remastered here to make a strong collection of tracks that documents this semi-lost chapter of Dolphy's career. Given the strength of the short-lived Candid label – a hotbed of modern jazz in the early 60s, filled with Newport Rebels like Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Booker Little, and Dolphy – the sides are all on a par, or better than, Dolphy's work for other labels at the time. Titles include "Reincarnation Of A Love Bird (take 1)", "Stormy Weather (take 1)", "Quiet Please (take 1)", "Moods In Free Time (take 5)", "Hazy Hues (take 5)", and "African Lady (take 4)". CD

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonMan With A Horn (previously unissued material) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961/1963. Used ... $14.99
Hard wailing! Poppa Lou's caught right at the height of his early Blue Note powers here – recorded in 2 different groups on this set of unreleased sessions from the early 60s! Both sets have Lou in a guitar/organ soul jazz setting – with backing by Grant Green on guitar, and either Jack McDuff or John Patton on organ. The McDuff set features the great Joe Dukes on drums, and the session sparkles like one of McDuff's best Prestige albums from the time. The other session has the classic Patton/Green lineup augmented by trumpeter Irwin Stokes, a lesser-known talent who really opens up the sound nicely. There's a total of 9 tracks in all – a number of them ballads, but done with a lively soulful tone that keeps the whole thing nice and fresh – even after sitting in the vaults for nearly 40 years! Titles include "Star Dust", "Hippty Hop", "Please", "Man With A Horn", and "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White". CD
(Out of print, Connoisseur Series pressing.)

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Duke Of BurlingtonDuke Of Burlington – Pressed Piano ... CD
Joker (Italy), 1970. Used ... $14.99
Funky funky funky! The Duke Of Burlington were a lost Italian combo from the 70s – but on their best cuts, you'd swear they were an American group like The Meters or The Nite Liters! The band mix up hard heavy piano, funky drum breaks, choppy guitar, and some nice soulful flute solos – and the overall sound is just great! This album includes the incredible breakbeat classic "Flash", sampled many times over the years – but darn great on its own! Also includes some nice covers – like "Soul Clap 69", "Viva Tirado", "30 60 90", and "I Want You Back" – plus some really great original material, like "Criss Cross", "Slot Machine", and "LSD". Great stuff – and what a piano sound! CD
(Out of print, please note that there is some staining inside the booklet.)

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Bob DylanLive In Newport 1965 ... CD
Document (Germany), 1965. Used ... $14.99
Dylan's historic 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival–with new electric guitar, backing band and some great stage banter as MC Peter Yarrow attempts to quell the crowd. Not the longest performance, but a great one. CD includes additional material from the 1964 Halloween concert. CD
(Please note the CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources. Track list is also printed out of order.)

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Electro CocoCoco Du Mundo ... CD
Sunswept, 2005. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Please note the hub teeth are broken and have been replaced with a foam dot.)

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Duke EllingtonTake The A Train/Sidewalks Of New York ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good ... $7.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(PLEASE NOTE: Record has a hairline crack.)

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Butch Engle & The StyxNo Matter What You Say – The Best Of Butch Engle & The Styx ... LP
Beat Rocket, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
Surprisingly strong work from a Bay Area group who never managed to crack the big time back in the day – then hung up their guitars at a time when most of their contemporaries were really starting to blossom! Maybe the issue was that Butch Engel & The Styx had experience going back to the start of the 60s – moving through familiar guitar-based modes for the first part of the decade, before really hitting their stride with the wonderful sounds on this record – done partly in collaboration with Beau Brummel Ron Elliott, who helped produced and lent them some songs – but also with this increasingly heartfelt, freewheeling quality that could have put them at the height of the SF scene, had they kept going. The set features rare singles issued on the Golden State, Loma, MEA, and Onyx labels – plus some excellent unreleased tracks too – titles that include "I Call Her Name", "Left Hand Girl", "Hey I'm Lost", "Going Home", "I Like Her", "Puppetmaster", "If You Believe", "Tell Me Please", and "She Is Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 180 gram vinyl!)

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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleFreedom Jazz Dance ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $6.99
Features Kahil El'Zabar on drums and African thumb piano, Joseph Bowie on trombone, Ernest Dawkins on alto and tenor, Fareed Haque on guitars, and everyone on percussion. CD
(Please note: disc has a few marks but plays fine. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bobby ForresterBobby Forrester Organist ... LP
Dobre, Early 70s. Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums of Hammond jazz ever recorded – and a darn funky one at that! Bobby Forrester may not look like a hipster on the cover, but this set grooves like some of the best early 70s work by Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, and Groove Holmes – hitting hard with some really funky tracks that have made the album a must-have with collectors for years. The sound here a lean, mean revision of the Prestige Hammond jazz groove of the 60s – Bobby grooving on organ with just drums by Johnny Kirkwood and guitar by Elijah Williams Jr – all coming together in a totally solid sound that has plenty of funky riffs, nice rdrums, and soaring organ lines! Given the lean, compact approach to the groove, we might compare Forrester most with Charles Earland at his best – although the album's got a voice and depth that's certainly all its own. Titles include the classic groover "Uncle Funky", a great cover of "Sanford & Son Theme", and the cuts "Blues For Razz", "Don't Misunderstand", and "Funky Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. PLEASE NOTE: Vinyl has heat damage, but plays through without skipping. Cover looks nice, with just a light stain on the spine.)

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45 AdapterPlastic Dome 45 Adapter ... Misc
New Item ... $1.49
A crucial piece of plastic that you'll treasure for years! This 45 adapter may be tiny, but it provides a key function when you're out spinning in clubs – as it easily allows you to slide 45s on and off a conventional turntable, thanks to its unique cone-shaped top! The adapter fits on the spindle of any regular turntable (even those old-fashioned ones with the drop-type in the middle) – and its size and design make it a lot easier to switch 45s back and forth than most other adapters on the market! Misc
(Please note: the adaptors come in blue, red & yellow, so you may get any of these colors.)

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✨✧ Funk FactoryFunk Factory ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A massive bit of funky fusion from the 70s – an album that was crucially overlooked at the time, but which has gone onto become a crate-diggers classic over the years! The group's fronted by Polish jazz legends Michal Urbaniak and Urszula Dudziak – but it also features a fair bit of American players too – all working together in a blend of the best funky fusion modes going down in both the US and Eastern Europe in the mid 70s! Drums on the set are totally great – played by Steve Gadd or Gerald Brown, depending on the track – and some tracks have weird vocal bits that riff around the instrumentation, sung either by Urszula, Bernard Kafka, or some other backing singers. The keyboards are great – quite tripped-out at times, but never too over the top – and overall, the album's a fair bit more soulful and funky than most of Urbaniak's other work of the 70s. Titles include the killer sample track "Rien Ne Va Plus" – used famously by the Beastie Boys many years back – plus "After The World Goes Home", "Funk It", "Sinkin Low", "Next Please", "Horsing Around", and "Watusi Dance". CD
(Out of print.)

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Serge GainsbourgL'Album De Sa Vie – 100 Titres (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99
A massive collection of music from one of our favorite singers of all time – the legendary Serge Gainsbourg, a French vocalist who worked equally well in jazzy, funk, and groovy modes – always with a groundbreaking quality that had Serge taking his lyrics to places that few previous singers dared to touch! This set brings together work from the earliest years of Gainsbourg – when he was mixing jazz and Latin modes in a hip Left Bank sort of style – then really shows him taking off in the 60s, bringing in funk in the 70s, and even working with some Jamaican dub elements towards the end of the package! There's a few key duets with Jane Birkin, and one more with Jane Birkin – and titles include "Sea Sex & Sun", "Mister Iceberg", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Ballade De Melody Nelson", "Cargo Culte", "L'Hotel Peculier", "Amour Sans Amour", "Coco & Co", "Ces Petits Riens", "Black & White", "Ford Mustang", "Initials BB", "Requiem Pour Un Con", "Sex Shop", "Torry Canyon", "Ah Melody", "En Melody", "Hold Up", "New York USA", "La Javanaise", "Aux Armes Et Caetra", "Daisy Temple", "Harley David Son Of A Bitch", "Sorry Angel", "Ronsard 58", "Black Trombone", "Elisa", "Nazi Rock", "Vu De L'Exterieur", and even the wild "Lemon Incest" – a duet with his daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg. CD
(Please Note – This copy has a small tear on the bottom corner from shipping. The packaging is still intact and sealed.)

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Gloria GaynorLove Tracks ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
THE lasting classic from Gloria Gaynor – the record that contains her tremendous hit "I Will Survive", and a great batch of disco grooves overall! The album's got a simple, honest sort of approach, despite its release in an era of overblown dancefloor sets – and arranger Freddie Perren does a great job of balancing all the elements here – hitting strong on the rhythms, but mixing in bits of strings from Gene Page and others – all in a sound that's round, warm, and surprisingly soulful, despite the big crossover fame of the hit on the record. In addition to a nice long take of "I Will Survive", other tracks include "Anybody Wanna Party?", "Please, Be There", "I Said Yes", and "You Can Exit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto (SACD ONLYpressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Universal, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with guitarist Joao Gilberto really pushed the format over the top – thanks in part to the vocals of Gilberto's lovely wife Astrud, who'd never sung in the studio before this famous recording! The record created a sound that was copied endlessly, and which catapulted Astrud to unbelievable fame worldwide – even though she was only included in the session at the last minute, because Joao couldn't sing in English – and the mix of Stan's tenor and Joao's guitar is wonderful – and backed throughout by this light, lilting bossa nova rhythms. Titles include the classic recording of "Girl From Ipanema", plus loads of other bossa classics like "Desafinado", "Cocovado", "O Grande Amor", and "Vivo Sonhando". SACD pressing adds 7-inch versions of "Girl From Ipanema" and "Corcovado". CD
(2002 SACD-only pressing. Please note this version requires an SACD player – will not work on standard CD players!)
Also available
Getz/Gilberto (Verve master edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
Getz/Gilberto ... CD 4.99

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Grand Funk RailroadComplete Warner Recordings (Grand Funk Lives/What's Funk – with bonus track) ... CD
Wounded Bird, Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A pair of Warner Brothers albums from Grand Funk – with a bonus track too! Grand Funk Lives is early 80s work from Grand Funk – off the Railroad by this time in their career, but still very sharp at providing the kind of tracks they first did so well back in the day! Given how much hard rock had hit the mainstream by the early 80s, the record's almost as if the group are showing the rest of the younger pack how it's done – effortlessly spinning off guitar riffs and catchy vocals on tunes that include "Testify", "Good Times", "Stuck In The Middle", "Greed Of Man", "Wait For Me", and "No Reason Why". What's Funk is a record that asks a musical question with the title – although one that provides an answer that's different than you might expect if you're a fan of soul music! Still, if you've been a lover of Grand Funk right from the start, you'll find plenty to please your ears here – a slight 80s twist in the production and instrumentation – less organ and more keyboards, but still plenty of guitars – and the usual top-shelf vocal presentation from Mark Farner at the head of the group. Titles include "Borderline", "El Salvador", "Don't Lie To Me", "Life In Outer Space", "Innocent", and "Still Waitin". CD features the bonus track "Let It Happen". CD

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Isaac HayesTough Guys ... LP
Enterprise, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Isaac Hayes' richest soundtracks – deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination – showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! The album sports 2 really classic tunes – the title theme "Tough Guys", and the classic "Hung Up On My Baby" – both of which have a solidly funky feel that will more than please the usual soundtrack beathead crowd. But overall, the other tunes twist and turn in a delightful mix of modes – expanding on the soulful territory Ike first explored in his original soundtracks, and offering up a great range of moods and emotion. The album's got some especially great chromatic guitar work – and other titles include "Joe Bell", "Randolph & Dearborn", "Buns O Plenty", "Run Fay Run", and "Red Rooster". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmy HeathThumper/Quota ... CD
Riverside/Solar, 1959/1961. Used ... $11.99
A definite thumper from the young Jimmy Heath – proof that he was always one of the hippest cats in his scene, even at the start! The record's ostensibly a blowing session with a handful of like-minded hardboppers from the late 50s – but as usual for Heath, the overall sound is something deeper in the end – way more than just some simple solo moments over straight rhythms, and instead a record that really takes off with a well-arranged sense of energy! Even at this early date, Jimmy's showing a great talent for putting a group together – and he works the sextet with an feeling that hints strongly at soul jazz modes to emerge in the 60s – especially the deeper-toned styles of some of the groups in which Heath would work as a sideman later on in the decade. Players here include Nat Adderley on cornet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – but 2 of the album's tracks feature Jimmy alone with the rhythm section. Titles include "For Minors Only", "Who Needs It?", "Don't You Know I Care", "Two Tees", "The Thumper", "Newkeep", "For All We Know", "I Can Make You Love Me", and "Nice People". Wonderful work from a player who never ceases to please us! Even at this early point in his career, Jimmy Heath had a soulful hipness that you'd be hard pressed to find in another musician – working with a vision of soul jazz that most other players wouldn't hip to until the 70s. Jimmy wrote most of the tracks on the set, and arranged the album with a style that's as strikingly modern as it is in the pocket and grooving – played superbly by a combo that include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Julius Watkins on French Horn, Cedar Walton on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums. Tracks include "Funny Time", "Down Shift", "The Quota", and "Bells & Horns". CD

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John Lee HookerThat's Where It's At! ... LP
Stax, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A fantastic pairing of soulful talents – the legendary John Lee Hooker on the mighty Stax Records – in a set that's a real standout in the career of both! The vibe here is different than the usual sound of Stax – not a Memphis-ized John Lee Hooker, but instead the kind of stripped-down session that the singer had done for other labels in his early years – given a very faithful presentation here by producer Henry Stone (who himself might well be the third important force at work on the set!) Tracks are mostly short – apart from one eight minute jam – and Hooker's got that raw, raspy bite that still makes him one of the all-time greats. Titles include "Teachin' The Blues", "Goin To Louisiana","I Need You", "My Love Comes Down For You", "Please Don't Go", "I Just Don't Know", "Slow & Easy", "Two White Horses", "Feel So Bad", and "Grinder Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny IbarraBenny Ibarra Con Los Yaki (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Dimsa (Mexico), 1960s. Used ... $11.99
Excitable R&B fueled rock staples and more covered with sweaty or sweet conviction by Benny Ibarra & Los Yaki! They take on classics like "Devil In A Blue Dress" and "Do You Love Me" in a raw, yet affectionate way that's a lot of fun – mostly in Spanish, and there's more of a Latin groove on other tunes. Titles include "Diablo Con Vestido Azul Y La Plaga", "Si Me Quieres, Please, Please", "Enrrique VIII", "Sonia", "Auxilio" and more. CD
(Comes a great little LP style sleeve!)

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✨✧ Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some edge wear, small sticker remnants, and some clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Elmore JamesElmore James & His Broomdusters – The Classic Early Recordings 1951 to 1956 (3CD Set) ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 24.99
A massive 3CD look at the key early years of Elmore James – a package that's overflowing with great work by one of the greatest blues guitarists of the 50s! The set starts way back at James' roots in Mississippi, with some sweetly rough-edged recordings that still sparkle with incredible lines on electric guitar – then it moves deeper into Elmore's years in Chicago, recording with slightly greater clarity, and a sound that had an undeniable influence on the scene in that city at the time. The set's completed by recordings from Culver City, New Orleans, and Chicago again – presented in both master takes and alternates that offer up some equally compelling guitar solos. The set features 71 tracks in all, plus 40 full pages of notes – and titles that include "Dust My Broom", "Hand In Hand", "One More Drink", "I Believe", "Make My Dreams Come True", "Dark & Dreary", "Strange Kinda Feeling", "Early In The Morning", "Happy Home", "So Mean To Me", "Long Tall Woman", "Elmo's Shuffle", "Sho Nuff I Do", "Please Come Back To Me", "Wehre Can My Baby Be", "I May Be Wrong", "Kicking The Blues Around", and "Sinful Woman". CD

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JBsBreakin' Bread (deluxe version – with bonus poster) ... LP
People/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy tip-on cover, with a nice 22" square poster! Please Note – these copies have a slightly dinged corner from shipping.)

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Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... LP
Hi Records/London, 1974. Sealed ... $59.99
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on Twinight, with warmer production by southern soul guru Willie Mitchell to keep his sound much more in the Memphis soul camp – but still a nice album of bluesy stoked sweetness, and proof that Syl was one of the better talents on the Hi label. Titles include "Keeping Down Confusion", "Let Yourself Go", "Could I Be Falling In Love", "Stuck In Chicago", and "I Hear The Love Chimes", "Please, Don't Give Up On Me" and "Diamond In The Rough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly aged and shopworn, with a tear in back. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Norah JonesNot Too Late (CD & DVD) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), 2006. Used CD & DVD ... $2.99
... CD
(Please note that the DVD is PAL coded.)

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Oliver JonesSecond Time Around ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2008. Used ... $6.99
A solo piano album – tracks include "When I Fall In Love", "Angel And Mr. Jones", "D For Doxas", "Simple Blues", and "Surrey With A Fringe On Top". CD
(Please note this copy is missing the booklet.)

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Eddie KendricksFor You ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Solid 70s work from Eddie Kendricks – still super-strong in the vocal department, but perhaps a bit less spectacular on the arrangements, at least in comparison to some of his other work at the time. The cuts are less in the boogie mode than in a complicated lush soul style – and although the record's got plenty of work by dancefloor arrangers like Leonard Caston or Frank Wilson, many of the tracks are in a mellow intimate mode. The biggest exception to this might be the groover "Let Yourself Go" – but the easy side comes through more than enough on tracks like "If", "If You Think", and "Time In A Bottle". Other tracks include "Shoeshine Boy" and "Please Don't Go Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1971. Used ... $7.99
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & The Gentlemen Of Jazz Volume 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Ramsey and the trio are on the front in tuxedoes, top hats, and tails – but the overall sound of the record is much more in keeping with their soul jazz grooves of the late 50s – not necessarily gentlemanly, but with a worldly appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and perhaps a bit more of a flowery touch than in later years. Titles include "Black Is The Color", "Brother John", "Seven Valleys", "Delilah", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with a name stamp on front, and gloss peel along the spine.)

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Julie LondonSophisticated Lady (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 About September 24, 2021
Julie London's got her hair up, and is wearing a classy gown – so you can bet that the feel of the record definitely follows through with the "sophisticated" promise of the title! Things are as mellow as on London's early classics for Liberty, but there's a bit more of an orchestrated feel too – fuller backings that couch her lovely vocals in a near-perfect array of strings – usually quite gentle, and often breaking away to give Julie that personal, solitary space that usually has her singing at her best. Titles include "Make It Another Old Fashioned Please", "Sophisticated Lady", "Remind Me", "You're Blase", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", and "Absent Minded Me". CD

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Lothar & The Hand PeopleCome Along – The Exodus 1966 (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beat Rocket, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Lothar & The Hand People gave the world one of the greatest psych albums ever issued by Capitol Records – but this set of earlier recordings shows the group in a very different light – raw, noisy, and very garagey – much more in the territory of The Seeds or The Sonics! The recording is live, but feels more like it was captured in a small basement room than a larger rock club – as there's a very forward sound to the whole thing, as if the group were trying to rip the performance space out of its foundations, while they work their own rough-edged magic on tunes that are familiar, but which sound very different in this setting – a perfect illustration of the genius of garage at its best! The guitar lines are wonderful – and titles include "If I Have To Choose", "Walking The Dog", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Come Along", "Who's Been Talking", "Gloria", "That's Another Story", and "Nobody Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on white vinyl!)

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Gloria LynneTry A Little Tenderness ... LP
Everest, 1960. Very Good ... $6.99
The sweeter side of Gloria Lynne – a set of dreamy numbers, sad tunes, and ballads, with backings by Leroy Holmes. Titles include "Please Be Kind", "Bali Hai", "A Hundred Years From Today", "My Prayer For You", "Intermezzo", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "Be My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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ManhattansManhattans Sing For You & Yours ... LP
Carnival, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Great harmony soul from the Manhattans – a second volume of the Manhattans' best early work for the Carnival label! Classic 60s harmony soul, with a seminal approach that brought the best elements of rougher R&B into a tightly arranged and performed package of sophisticated urban soul. A dozen numbers in all, including "I Call It Love", "I Bet'Cha", "Sweet Little Girl", "There Goes A Fool", "Alone On New Years Eve", "All I Need Is Your Love", "I Wanna Be", "When We're Made As One", "Call Somebody Please", "For The Very First Time", "It's That Time Of Year" and "Baby I'm Sorry". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing – with obi! Back cover has some very light aging, but front is great.)

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✨✧ Tania MariaForbidden Colors ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic from the American 80s run of Tania Maria – a moment when the Brazilian singer hit our shores, started adding a bit more soul to her music, and really opening up her style! Tania had been recording for nearly two decades by the time of this set – first in Brazil, then in France – where she really perfected her blend of piano and jazz-tinged vocals – used in ways that are always very different than most of her contemporaries! As with some of her other Capitol albums, Tania's bringing in some influences from R&B, but never losing the charm at the core that makes her so wonderful – on titles that include "Am I Too Late", "Forbidden Colors", "O Bom E", "Chuleta", "Please Don't Stay", "It's Only Love", and "Choices". CD

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Christian McBrideChristian McBride's New Jawn ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. Used ... $7.99
Bassist Christian McBride works here with a mighty striking group – a quartet that features Josh Evans on trumpet, Marcus Strickland on tenor and bass clarinet, and Nasheet Waits on drums – all players who give this record an edge that we're not used to hearing from Christian! The music was recorded live in St Louis, which might be part of the sound – but there's clearly a new mode of expression going on here from McBride, especially when he works his bass with lots of offbeat tones and bold moments that really seem to go past the usual! Waits really keeps the energy up too, and Strickland and Evans soar in all the right moments – on titles that include "The Middle Man", "Ballad Of Ernie Washington", "Ke-Kelli Sketch", "Walkin Funny", "Seek The Source", and "Kush". CD
(Please note that there is a piece of clear tape over a tear on the digipack spine and is priced accordingly.)

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Paul McCartneyRam (2CD special edition) ... CD
Apple/Hear Music, 1971. Used 2 CD & DVD ... $13.99
An early moment of genius from post-Beatles Paul McCartney – a solo set that's wonderfully diverse throughout – filled with the kinds of cool little twists and turns we loved in his late Beatles records, and in his 70s killers with Wings! There's a newly-emerging sweetness going on here – that great sound that started to emerge with the McCartney album – where Paul was a proud, put-together family guy – easily one of the most confident of his fab foursome, and able to bring an incredible amount of charm to just about any style he wanted to try! Some of the best cuts here are the mellower, more personal moments – still delivered with an amazing rock-solid sense of musicianship and production, too – and even the rockers, which might sound clunky in the hands of anyone else, manage to come off with a great deal of charm as well. Titles include the wonderfully playful "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" – plus "Too Many People", "Heart Of The Country", "Dear Boy", "Ram On", "The Back Seat Of My Car", and "Smile Away". 2CD version features some rare tracks and b-sides – including "Another Day", "Oh Woman Oh Why", "Little Woman Love", "Love For You", "Hey Diddle (Dixon Van Winkle mix)", "Great Cock & Seagull Race (Dixon Van Winkle mix)", "Rode All Night", and "Sunshine Sometime (earliest mix)". CD
(Special advance copy from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, remastered with loads of bonus tracks plus a bonus DVD. Please note that there is a large tear across the cover & is priced accordingly.)

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John McLaughlinMy Goal's Beyond ... CD
Douglas/Casablanca, 1970. Used ... $4.99
Two sides of McLaughlin, both showcasing his spiritual exploratory inclination. The first side of this album features McLaughlin in a group with Billy Cobham, Airto, Charlie Haden, Dave Liebman and Jerry Goodman plus nice Indian touches from Mahalakshmi on sitar and Badal Roy on tabla. They perform two extended numbers, "Peace One" and "Peace Two", both modal free-ish excursions. Side 2 is solo guitar, or rather McLaughlin multi tracking himself, performing number of shorter pieces, like Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and Miles' "Blue In Green", plus "Follow Your Heart", "Something Spiritual" and more. CD
(Out of print, please note that the booklet has a large cutout and is priced accordingly.)

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Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Killer work from one of the most important singers in the years before soul music – the mighty Clyde McPhatter, who was first a member of The Dominoes, then started The Drifters, and soon became a great solo act on his own! There's a few cuts here from Clyde's vocal group recordings, but the set strongly focuses on those solo numbers that really let his voice take off – an amazing approach to music that was freer and more biting than some of the singers of the R&B generation – and which definitely laid the groundwork for so many soul artist in years to come! The package features a whopping 34 tracks in all, work from both his Atlantic, MGM, and Mercury recordings – all served up with the usual great Bear Family notes and presentation. Titles include "Three Thirty Three", "What'd I Say", "Deep Sea Ball", "Let The Boogie Woogie Roll", "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day", "Ta Ta", "Since You've Been Gone", "Climb That Mountain Of Love", "This Is Not Goodbye", "I'm Movin On", "Stop", "I Can't Stand Up Alone", "Can It Be Wrong", "Thirty Days", "Take A Step", "Lover Please", "Up To My Ears In Tears", and "Same Time Same Place". CD

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MomoA Estetica Do Rabisco ... CD
Dubas (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $2.99
A contemporary album, but one with some of the same folksy touches as post-psychedelic Brazilian work from the 70s! Vocalist Marcelo Frota has a sound that's really wonderful – slightly earthy, but also a bit compressed as well – layered in between the acoustic guitars and slight keyboard touches in the tunes – at a level that's certainly contemporary in production terms, but which also has plenty of classic overtones. There's a bit of a quality that reminds us of the 70s work of Alceu Valenca & Geraldo Azevedo – songs that are simple, but somehow transcendent. Titles include "Leao", "Comprimido", "Bomsuar", "Tempartada", and "Tao Feliz". (And please excuse any mis-spellings we might have made in the song titles – as they're all hand written on the cover!) CD

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Buddy MorrowBig Band Beatlemania – The Big Hits Of 1964 ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Arranged by Stan Applebaum. Titles include "Please Please Me", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "All My Loving", "She Loves You", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Saw Her Standing There", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing. Label on Side 1 has some marker. Cover has light wear and some marker on back.)

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NazarethHair Of The Dog ... LP
A&M, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Includes the smash hit "Love Hurts" – along with "Hair Of The Dog", "Miss Misery", "Changin' Times", "Beggars Day", "Rose In The Heather", "Whiskey Drinkin' Woman", and "Please Don't Judas Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an X in pen at the top right corner.)

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OutlawsBring It Back Alive (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/BMG (Japan), 1975. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
... CD
(2008 pressing in a replica gatefold sleeve. Please note this copy is missing the insert and notes.)

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Kassa OverallI Think I'm Good ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
We really loved Kassa Overall's debut, but we're completely blown away with this full length set – as the record's got a visionary sound that's completely his own – a really new mix of jazz, soul, and funk that's bound to make Kassa one of the most important talents in years to come! Overall sings and plays drums – the latter of which are used in very open, creative ways – amidst a keyboard-heavy set of instrumentation that also includes work from Sullivan Fortner on piano, Brandee Younger on harp, Aaron Parks on keyboards, Vijay Iyer on Fender Rhodes, Joel Ross on vibes, and Theo Croker on flugelhorn! Kassa finds a way to bring in these guests, and others – but always at a level that never changes the core style too much – so that it's always clear we're always in very personal territory, with a style that's poetic one minute, funky the next, and always extremely beautiful. Titles include "Please Don't Kill Me", "Visible Walls", "Was She Happy", "Sleeping On The Train", "Landline", "Darkness In Mind", and "The Best Of Life". CD

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Lee Perry, Upsetters & OthersArkology (3CD set) ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
The mothership has landed! While attempting to make a definitive compilation of all of Scratch's productions would take well more than 3 CDs, this set does a fine job of touching on important highlights and unearthing a few hidden gems, from the fertile Black Ark period. 55 tracks in all, with a fat 52 page book with extensive notes and loads of great photos, we'll let the exhaustive track list speak for itself: Max Romeo "One Step Forward", "War In A Babylon", "Chase The Devil" and "Norman", Devon Irons "Vampire", the Heptones "Sufferer's Time", "Mr. President" with Jah Lion, "Why Must I (version)" with Lee Perry and "Make Up Your Mind", Junior Dread "Sufferer's Heights", The Congos "Don't Blame On I", "Feast Of The Passover" and "CongoMan", The Meditations "Much Smarter", "Life Is Not Easy", and "No Peace", Junior Murvin "Tedious", 'police & Thieves", "Bad Weed" and "Roots Train" with Dillinger, Mikey Dread "Dread At The Mantrols", Errol Walker "In These Times", "John Public" and "John Public (version)" with Enos Barnes, Glen DaCosta "Magic Touch", Jah Lion "Soldier & Police War", Raphael Green & Doctor Alimantado "Rasta Train", Augustus Pablo "Vibrate On", The Upsetter Review with Junior Murvin "Closer Together", Keith Rowe "Groovy Situation", George Faith "To Be A Lover (Have Some Mercy)", Lee Perry "Dub Revolution Pt. 1", "Dreadlocks In Moonlight", "Soul Fire", "Curly Locks" and 'Roast Fish & Cornbread" and The Upsetters "One Step Dub", "Vamp A Dub", "Sufferer's Dub", "Much Smarter Dub", "Life Is Not Easy Dub", "Revelation Dub", "In These Times Dub", "Grumblin' Dub", "No Peace Dub", "Party Time pt. 2", "Vibrator", "Bird In Hand", "Dyon Anasawa" featuring Full Experience, "Rastaman Shuffle", "Groovy Dub" and "Corn Fish Dub". CD
(Out of print. Please note that the the slipcover is not included in this set. 3 individual CD cases and the large booklet.)

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Susan PhillipsSoft Sexy Soul (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
All Platinum/Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An appropriately titled set from Susan Phillips – an overlooked bit of slinky female soul that we'd rank right up there with All-Platinum early 70s releases by Sylvia and Eleanor Mills! The production is a wonderful mix of stripped down grooves with just the right amount of sweet strings and horns – creating just a gentle sort of New Jersey soul style that really works well with Phillips' vocals. Titles include her classic "He Knows My Key (Is Always In The Mailbox)" – plus "He's Gone", "Answer To A Prayer", "Please Don't Keep Me Lonely", "Just How Long", and "Goodbye My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Michael ProphetGunman ... LP
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Melodic and soulful early 80s material from Michael Prophet – produced by Henry Junjo Lawes at Channel One and backed by the Roots Radics! Prophet's vocals are passionate and soulful, never too pretty, and more about conveying genuine feeling, and there's a melodic sensibility to these numbers that goes above and beyond, too. Wonderful, long overlooked stuff! Includes "Hold On To What You Got". "Guide And Protect You", "Gunman", "Turn Them Round", "Up Side Down", "Love And Unity", "Never Leave Me Lonely", "Help Them Please", "Sweet Loving" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". CD

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Otis ReddingOtis Redding Live In Europe ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great little live set – recorded overseas, but with a really classic 60s southern soul sound overall! Stax always did a pretty good job of shopping its big artists overseas – where they met with extremely enthusiastic response, as you'll hear in this classic live album recorded by Otis Redding! The basic structure of the songs is very similar in time and presentation to the studio versions – but the band is very lively, many numbers are taken at faster tempos, and Otis is working himself to death to please the screaming crowd. Titles include "Day Tripper", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Respect", "Can't Turn You Loose", "My Girl", and "Shake". LP, Vinyl record album
(German stereo Atco pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, some waviness from gloss separation on the back and a name in pen on the back and labels.)

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Steve ReidRhythmatism ... CD
Mustevic/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A fantastic mid 70s set led by drummer Steve Reid – fronting a group of players who groove tightly, but with a really sinister sound! Reid is an absolute steamroller on this set – laying down a fast-paced, super tight funky backdrop for the rest of the players to groove fluidly over the top. Three of the five tracks run well north of the 10 minute mark – and those pieces are strong as can be, providing just enough room for the players to lay out a groove that lies beautifully between the mid 60s avant garde of Ornette Coleman and the spiritual soul jazz of the mid 70s. The core group includes pianist Les Walker (who penned most of the material here), plus David Wertman on a wonderfully rubbery bass, Michael Keith on trombone and Arthur Blythe on alto sax – with guests Chris Capers (trumpet), Melvin Smith (guitar) and Charles Tyler (baritone sax) on "Center Of The Earth". Great stuff, with a really dark edge! Other tracks include "Kai", "Rocks (For Cannonball)", "C You Around", and "One Minute Please". CD

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Savoy BrownGetting To The Point (UK cover) ... LP
Decca (UK), 1968. Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black label Mexican pressing on Richmond/Peerless. PLEASE NOTE: Vinyl has a heated edge that causes a skip on the first track of each side. Other tracks play fine.)

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Sahib ShihabSummer Dawn (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Argo/Rearward (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A fantastic early record by Sahib Shihab – a motherlode of modal jazz grooves, cut during the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record features a core group of players from that ensemble – including Shihab on alto, baritone, and flute, plus Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Joe Harris on bongos, and Kenny Clarke on drums – all coming together here with a groove that's really groundbreaking – a style that's sweet and soulful, but rhythmically revolutionary too! The tracks are all long and grooving – with the kind of dancing jazz tone that you'd expect from the Saba/MPS label during the mid 60s – a big change from the Argo label that originally issued the record. But that's no surprise, either, as the session was actually recorded in Europe by Gigi Campi – the man behind the CBBB albums on MPS – with a feel that's quite similar to other Shihab classics, like Companionship or Seeds. The whole thing's great – one of Shihab's most wonderful records, and totally worth owning – and titles include "Lillemor", "Please Don't Leave Me", "Waltz For Seth", and "Herr Fixit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & Count BasieSinatra Basie – An Historic Musical First ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Sinatra-Basie is the inaugural effort from the 2 leaders and the stellar orchestra – and it's a great one. Sinatra is as charismatic and loose out front as he's ever been on record, and the Basie & his players swing brilliantly with arrangements by Neal Hefti. Titles include "Pennies From Heaven", "Please Be Kind", "My Kind Of Girl", "Learnin' The Blues", "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s orange and tan label stereo reissue.)

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Lonnie SmithKeep On Lovin' ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Lonnie Smith's a long way from his Blue Note years here – but the sound is still plenty darn great, thanks to some fuller arrangements from the great Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company fame! The whole thing's quite electric – with Lonnie on Fender Rhodes and other keyboards on most tracks, and rhythms that bring in bits of strings amidst the smaller jazz combo vamping – a blend that's smoothly soulful, but still more than funky enough to please our ears. Lonnie even sings a bit on the record, too – in this slightly-spacey quality that has echoes of Stevie Wonder – but the main focus overall is on his keyboards, which step out nicely over the backings. Titles include "Keep On Lovin", "What I Want", "No Tears Tomorrow", "Sizzle Stick", "Lean Meat", and "Filet O Sole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen and some edge wear.)

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SolstafirOtta (limited edition) ... CD
Season Of Mist, 2014. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Please note: this copy includes all the extras but is missing the bonus CD.)
Also available Otta ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Stark RealityActing Thinking Feeling – The Complete Works 1968 to 1978 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing sounds from The Stark Reality – an obscure group from the early 70s, but one who've really risen to fame over the years – thanks to their groundbreaking ear for new music, and their freewheeling way with a funky groove! This package brings together all the incredible work recorded by the group in the late 60s and early 70s – a mindblowing assortment of funky and fuzzy jazz tracks – almost all of which are graced by the offbeat vibes work of Monty Stark! Stark often adds a bit of distortion into his instrument, which makes for a very tripped-out approach to vibes – one that blends perfectly with the heavy funk of some of the rhythms, and the freaky guitar lines added to most tracks by a young John Abercrombie. Yet at other times, things are very laidback and chilled-out – balanced beautifully from track to track, in a way that illustrates the larger picture the group were always going for in their music. This massive package brings together everything Stark Reality ever recorded – their famous Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop album, the Acting Thinking Feeling live performance, the Roller Coaster Ride/1969 album, and lots of rare singles too – more than enough music to please any fan of the group, and blow the minds of anyone who's just getting a first taste. Titles include "Roller Coaster Ride", "On Being Black", "New World Generation", "Theme To Say Brother", "Dreams", "Clouds", "All You Need To Make Music", "Rocket Ship", "Cooking", "The Old Prospector", and "Junkman's Song". Great package too – with two LP-styled CD sleeves inside a larger case, plus a big booklet of notes and photos! CD

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Cliffie StoneBarracuda – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The great Cliffie Stone was a key figure in the rise of country music on the west coast in the postwar years – a figure who linked together the music industry in Hollywood and the new talents coming up in Bakersfield – with a blend of sounds and styles that very much fit that mode! Back east, Cliffie might have been a hip bandleader mixing jazz and R&B – but out west, he also picked up a bit of twang – in a way that made his charts a great backdrop for singers who were likely to cross over big, and which also made Cliffie's own records pretty darn great too! This set's the best we've ever seen to focus on the very wide talents of Cliffie Stone – served up in a beautiful Bear Family package, and filled with great cuts that mix some of Cliffie's backings for others with his own recordings for Capitol. Titles include "Country Junction" and "Shotgun Boogie" by Tennessee Ernie Ford, "Gonna Marry That Gal" by Bob Roubian, "Bim Bam Baby" by Jeanne Gayle, and "Square Dance Boogie" by Les Gotcher – plus Cliffie Stone tunes that include "Barracuda", "He's A Real Gone Oakie", "Cream Of Kentucky", "Please Please", "Tater Pie", "Peepin Through The Keyhole", "Dirty Dishes", "B-One Baby", "Board Of Education", "Philosophy", "Here Comes The Train", and the great "Grunt Song". CD

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StrollersWaiting Is ... CD
Underground Masters, 1973. Used ... $6.99
Obscure Malaysian rock from The Strollers – a fuzzy garage psyche set with heavy organ, guitar & flute – which bleeds over into prog a bit. Sung in English, titles include "You're Gonna Make It", "Silly Jokes", "Children", "Fire", "NWK", "My Girl", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Please Don't Let Me Down" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Tower Of PowerYou Ought To Be Havin Fun – The Columbia/Epic Anthology ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Mid 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 24.99
Two slices of work from Tower Of Power – both recorded for Sony/CBS, but with over a decade between them! First up, the set presents 19 killer cuts from the Columbia Records years of Tower Of Power – a time when the group moved away from Warner Brothers, where they were maybe losing a little steam – and forged this fantastic sense of soul that was missing from some of their earlier records! At the start, TOP were a rock-solid funk act – but here, they also bring a stronger soul approach to their vocals and songwriting – in a way that mixes their always-sharp instrumentation with a deeper, more developed vibe – super-strong material that sometimes doesn't always get its due. The set brings together Columbia tracks from albums, singles, and even some b-sides – with tracks that include "You Ought To Be Havin Fun", "Am I A Fool", "Lovin You Is Gonna See Me Thru", "Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now", "Because I Think The World Of You", "We Came To Play", "Love Bug", "While We Went To The Moon", "Somewhere Down The Road", "Deal With It", "By Your Side", and "Heaven Must Have Made You". The second half of the package features tunes the group recorded for Epic Records during the mid 90s – material that was only issued on CD at the time, and which shows TOP to continue the strengths of their earlier years! Some of the cuts go for a retro funk approach, others have a more contemporary soul vibe – and the set features 16 Epic tracks that include "A Little Knowledge", "Recapture The Magic", "Soul With A Capital S", "Please Come Back To Stay", "You", "Rhythm & Business", "Come To A Decision", "Undercurrent", "Diggin On James Brown", and "How Could This Happen To Me". CD

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Ike & Tina TurnerOutta Season ... LP
Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the last albums that Ike & Tina cut together – a great set that's hard, raw, and soulful, with a good rootsy feel that makes them stand out against Ike & Tina's other albums from the time! 13 tracks in all, including "I've Been Loving You Too Long", "Mean Old World", "3 O'Clock In The Morning Blues", "Five Long Years", "Dust My Broom", "I Am A Motherless Child", "Crazy 'Bout You Baby", "Reconsider Baby", "Honest I Do", "Please Love Me", "My Babe" and "Rock Me Babe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has surface wear.)

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Ike & Tina Turner & OthersIke & Tina Turner Revue Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $14.99
A smoking live set from Ike & Tina Turner – and one that really gives you a rare glimpse at the full picture of the way they were operating back in the 60s! There's a freshly gritty feel to the record that goes way beyond cliches of the pair's later work – Tina clearly in the lead as the front presence of the ensemble, but plenty of great work from Ike leading the band and really wailing at times on guitar! The album was recorded live at Club Imperial in St. Louis – and it features performances by Tina, plus other singers in the "revue", like Stacy Johnson, Vernon Guy, Bobby John, and Venetta Fields. The whole thing's a hard-wailing, hard-rocking R&B set – and it includes the cuts "Please, Please, Please", "Think", "Feel So Good", "I Love The Way You Love", and "I Can't Believe What You Say". CD

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Steve TurreWoody's Delight ... CD
High Note, 2012. Used ... $8.99
There's something about Steve Turre in recent years that has us liking him even more and more – a maturity, a rock-solid soulfulness, and a strong commitment to jazz tradition – which, added to his already-inventive work on trombone, really makes him a massive force in jazz – capable of delivering the kind of records we turn to again and again over the years! This excellent tribute to his old leader Woody Shaw is a key example of that quality – as Turre opens up yet another side of his musical vision by turning to some of the more soaring, spacious modes that Woody hit during the 70s – working with a variety of different trumpeters in a set of mostly-original tunes that really seem to sum up the essence of Shaw. Everything about the record is great from top to bottom – and even a shifting lineup of players doesn't stop it from having a unified groove that's perfect for Turre's horn. Trumpeters include Jon Faddis, Wallace Roney, Claudio Roditi, Chocolate Armenteros, and Freddie Hendrix – who each play on a few tracks – and titles include "Woody's Delight", "In Retrospect", "Luna", "Adios Mi Amigo", "Manny's Mambo", and "3 For Woody". CD
(Please note the back cover of the booklet has two small tears – very minor. Barcode has cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Umas & OutrasPoucas E Boas ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally groovy Brazilian trio – three female singers, working together with some of the harmony modes of a group like Quarteto Em Cy – but also coming across with a range of playful and interesting styles as well! The set's got a heady sound that really lives up to the cover – almost Sunshine Pop or late 60s French pop, mixed with some of the cooler Brazilian styles of the time – a bit of EMI/Odeon elements in the production, which is directed by Nelson Motta – and a mix of songs written by Marcos Valle, Joyce, and Nelson Angelo! There's a gently rolling groove to most of the record – not entirely funk, but not far off either – and titles include "Abrace Paul McCartney Por Mim", "Oh", "Serolav Ou Oh Meu Brasil", "Primavernado", "Trem Noturno", "Loura Ou Morena", "Ondas Medias", "Please Garcon", and "Pigmaleo 70". CD

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Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonWe Found It/Porter N Dolly/Say Forever You'll Be Mine/Porter & Dolly ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A killer 2CD set – one that features 4 full albums from the country duo of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton! First up is We Found It – a gem of a record from the glory days of the Porter Wagoner/Dolly Parton partnership on record – a set that's overflowing with original material penned by each of the singers, which gives the whole thing a way of feeling a lot more personal and pointed than most other country duo albums! Porter and Dolly really share the vocal chores equally – and maybe break off less into the separate modes of some of their earlier records, but in a good way – on titles that include "Love City", "I've Been Married", "Satan's River", "I Am Always Waiting", "That's When Love Will Mean The Most", and "How Close They Must Be". Porter N Dolly doesn't have the most original title in the set – but it's a record that really continues the great legacy of original material and special songs that always made a Dolly/Porter project so wonderful! Titles include "Sixteen Years", "Together You & I", "Please Don't Stop Loving Me", Too Far Gone", "We'd Have To Be Crazy", "The Power Of Love", and "The Fire That Keeps You Warm". Say Forever You'll Be Mine is the last full album of duet material recorded by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – issued after the pair had a split, but served up in a way that really lives up to their long legacy of work for RCA together – as the record is the 12th in a row from the pair! There's a touch of that changing country production that RCA was using at the time – but Dolly's vocals are superb, and Porter does a pretty good job too – on a set of tracks penned by both, with a few outside contributions too. Titles include "Our Love", "Something To Reach For", "Again", "I Have No Right To Care", "How Can I Help You Forgive Me", and "Life Rides The Train". Porter & Dolly is a record that has Porter Wagoner sporting a strange perm on the cover – an image that maybe says a bit about the music inside – as the 1980 release features older unreleased tracks done during the earlier RCA years of the duo – cleaned up and modernized a bit, yet still with those great Porter/Dolly vocals at the core! Titles include "Daddy Did His Best", "Singing On The Mountain", "Hide Me Away", "Little David's Harp", "Touching Memories", and "Beneath The Sweet Magnolia Tree". CD

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Gino WashingtonLove Bandit ... CD
Norton, 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.00
A socking soul party – and a wonderfully done set of work by Detroit underground singer Gino Washington! The album's a kickass bunch of hard soul tunes – a perfect 60s soul party with loads of great numbers that show Gino at his best, rolling with an upbeat sound that's made him a favorite of collectors for years and which should have made Gino a lot bigger back in the day. This is raw raw raw soul – wonderful throughout, and packaged with great notes on the material! Features a number of unissued tunes, too – with titles that include "Hey I'm A Love Bandit", "Everything Is Di Jo Be", "I Gotta Move On", "Like My Baby", "Rat Race", "Doing The Popcorn", "Singing In The Rain", and "Foxy Walk". Also features work by other groups featuring Gino – including "I Really Love You" by The Tomangoes, "I Don't Want No Bald Headed Woman Telling Me What To Do" by Nathaniel Mayer, and "My Man/Please Stay" by Pearl Jones. CD

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Weather ReportSweetnighter ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's an incredible sense of tightness between the reeds of Wayne Shorter, the keyboards of Joe Zawinul, and the bass of Miroslav Vitous – and even when things go a bit outside, there's always a sense of focus and groove that brings them back together – a style that's never entirely funky, but which has plenty of funky elements to please our ears! Dom Um Romao's percussion is always a treat, and Zawinul's electric keys come through beautifully in the mix – on tracks that include "125th Street Congress", "Boogie Woogie Waltz", "Adios", "Manolete", "Will", and "Non-Stop Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is lightly faded at about 2 inches along the spine.)

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Barry WhiteBarry White's Greatest Hits ... CD
20th Century, 1975. Used ... $4.99
Kind of a "greatest hit" of greatest hits compilations – a set that's probably sold more copies than any of Barry White's full length albums – thanks to a monstrous run of hits in the 70s! The package is overflowing with greatness – amazing tunes that balance funky rhythms with soaring strings – all topped with the legendary vocals of The Man himself! Many titles are in shorter single mixes than their album versions, but still pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", "I've Got So Much Love To Give", "Honey Please, Can't You See", "You're The First The Last My Everything", and "Love Serenade". CD

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White StripesHello Operator/Jolene ... 7-inch
Sympathy For The Record Industry, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl Me Please pressing on transparent red vinyl – 681/1000.)
 
 
 



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