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Art PorterPocket City ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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David PorterCan't See You When I Want To/One Part - Two Parts ... 7-inch
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gregory PorterLiquid Spirit ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... $7.99
Gregory Porter arrives on Blue Note Records – and the result is Porter's most fully-formed set so far – just the kind of album that will push him firmly into the limelight – a place that we've felt he's deserved for quite a few years! Porter's a hell of a singer, and a hell of a songwriter too – and although his roots are in jazz, he's got a rare ability to step between genres with plenty of soul – a special space that belongs to a very rare few – like Nina Simone, Bill Withers, Roberta Flack, or Gil Scott-Heron! Gregory's voice is amazing, his lyrics are both personal and pointed – and he does so much here with so little, the album should be handed out to the hundreds of mis-directed vocalists who think that a few extra tweaks in the studio is all they really need. Most numbers just feature small combo backing, with wonderfully warm piano from Chip Crawford – and the whole thing's got a timeless feel that makes us think this is the beginning of a rich new season for Porter. Titles include "Free", "Water Under Bridges", "Lonesome Lover", "Liquid Spirit", "No Love Dying", "Brown Grass", "When Love Was King", and "Wind Song". CD

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... LP
Blue Note (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 35.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead that lush, larger approach of the 50s – when Nat took his jazz roots and transformed them into something even more sophisticated and powerful, at a level that also helped raise both his profile and that of many of his contemporaries – opening the door for generations of musical growth to come. Porter pays back that monumental favor – by turning his amazing vocals loose on a host of standards from the Nat Cole songbook – with core backing by a quartet that features Christian Sands on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums – plus a bit of guest trumpet from Terence Blanchard. Arrangements and orchestrations are by Vince Mendoza – and titles include "Smile", "Nature Boy", "Love", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Mona Lisa", "When Love Was King", "Miss Otis Regrets", "The Christmas Song", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is", and "Pick Yourself Up". A great special edition – in a hardcover book-like package, with pages of notes inside – and bonus tracks "But Beautiful", "Sweet Lorraine", and "For All We Know". CD
Also available Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 24.99

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Nolan PorterKeep On Keeping On/If I Could Only Be Sure ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Two rare ones from the early 70s years of Nolan Porter – a time when he was one of the most unusual soul singers around! "Keep On Keeping On" comes on strong with a romping rhythm and this weird, almost watery wah wah guitar line – almost mixing Northern Soul with a more righteous 70s approach! "If I Could Only Be Sure" has a more fluid 70s groove – tripping along with a sunny sort of energy, and almost an Al Wilson style of vocals from Nolan! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ryan PorterOptimist ... CD
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.98
Stunning work from trombone player Ryan Porter and a young, already amazing group of LA jazz funk players from the West Coast Get Down collective he co-founded – including Kamasi Washington, Cameron Graves, Miles Mosely & others – recorded at Kamasi's Inglewood, CA home studio! Recorded in 2008 in the confines of "The Shack" – the tight quarters garage studio at the Washington family's home – the sound is very much the kind of resonantly soulful, spiritual jazz funk that sows the seeds for all the music to come from the whole collective. Most tracks feature Kamasi on tenor sax, Mosely on upright bass, Graves on piano & Rhodes and a revolving cast of drummers including Tony Austin, Robert Miller and Aaron Haggerty. Titles include "The Psalmist", "Obamanomics", "Strugglesville", "The Instrumental Hip-Hoppa", "Deja Vu", "Night Court In Compton", "K-Wash", "Anaya", "Little Sunflower", "Impressions" and "Chocolate Nuisance". CD

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Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... CD
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
There's a trippy-looking Muppet on the cover, and that gives you part of a feeling of the album – but just a sliver, because the overall sound here is a lot more complex! The album's a masterpiece from west coast arranger Ryan Porter – a mix of deeper jazz with bits of soul and hip hop – all wrapped around themes borrowed from children's music, but turned into some very righteous songs with a completely contemporary vibe! Porter's working here with great musicians who include Kamasai Washington on tenor, Cameron Graves on piano, and Miles Mosley on bass – so that should give you an idea of the instrumental pedigree of the record. And vocals on most tracks are by Patrice Quinn – who completely gets the spirit of the project, then elevates it with her style – which here is mostly a 70s spiritual jazz approach. The titles of the tunes are familiar, but tell you nothing about the real nature of the music – as this is a very rich, very deep project throughout! CD
Also available Spangle Lang Lane ... LP 18.99

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Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... LP
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
There's a trippy-looking Muppet on the cover, and that gives you part of a feeling of the album – but just a sliver, because the overall sound here is a lot more complex! The album's a masterpiece from west coast arranger Ryan Porter – a mix of deeper jazz with bits of soul and hip hop – all wrapped around themes borrowed from children's music, but turned into some very righteous songs with a completely contemporary vibe! Porter's working here with great musicians who include Kamasai Washington on tenor, Cameron Graves on piano, and Miles Mosley on bass – so that should give you an idea of the instrumental pedigree of the record. And vocals on most tracks are by Patrice Quinn – who completely gets the spirit of the project, then elevates it with her style – which here is mostly a 70s spiritual jazz approach. The titles of the tunes are familiar, but tell you nothing about the real nature of the music – as this is a very rich, very deep project throughout! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spangle Lang Lane ... CD 11.99

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Porter WagonerPorter Wagoner Show ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ King PorterBar Fly/Russell Street Hustle ... 78 RPM
King, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Porter WagonerCold Hard Facts Of Life ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Peak Porter, balancing a core of rugged honky tonk with lush arrangements better than anyone in the business (then or now) and with songs that teeter on the edge of nudge & wink hokum without losing the sincerity. Titles include "First Miss Jones", "Words And Music", "Cold Hard Facts Of Life", "Tragic Romance", "Julie" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ David PorterGritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It ... LP
Enterprise, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer first album as a lead artist for David Porter – previously known as part of a powerhouse writing team with Isaac Hayes for Stax Records – but like Ike at the time, finally given a chance to shine as an artist on his own! The set's got all the raw punch you'd expect from Porter's previous compositions – especially his work for Sam & Dave – and the set grooves along with more than enough energy and power to live up to the "gritty" in the title! Porter was definitely one of the more forward-thinking artists recording for Stax at the time – and this set features some sharp backing from the Bar-Kays, who help David realize a really bold vision of his own – one that's in stark contrast to the more baroque modes that Isaac Hayes would hit with his own recordings. Oddly, some of the numbers here are covers – something we might not expect from a writer like Porter – but they're also re-arranged in wonderful new versions that are quite different than the originals. Titles include "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "One Part Two Parts", "Guess Who", "Im A Telling You", "Can't See You When I Want To", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Just Be True". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fay ClaassenRed, Hot & Blue – The Music Of Cole Porter ... CD
Challenge (Netherlands), 2008. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with Sinatra over at Capitol, with lots of twists and turns in the backings that really help transform the tunes! Anita's dynamic vocals really match the spirit of the arrangements – and soar out with a quality that's some of her best and boldest at Verve. Titles include "I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "Just One Of Those Things", "Easy To Love", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCole Porter Songbook ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
Charlie Parker takes on the music of Cole Porter – with results that make for some of his most classic moments at Verve! Parker's horn is as hard-bitten as always, but it's also working here in a slightly lyrical vibe – one that brings out the warmth that Charlie could have at just the right moments – that sense of soul that made his contribution to jazz one of the more formative sounds of the century! Porter's music takes on tones that we might never have expected. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby ShortBobby, Noel & Cole – Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter/Bobby Short Is Mad About Noel Coward ... CD
Atlantic, 1971/1972. Used 2 CDS ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra Sings The Select Cole Porter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy WilsonCole Porter Classics ... CD
Black Lion, 1977. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Frederick FennellFrederick Fennell Conducts Cole Porter ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes guitar from Mundell Lowe and vibes from Eddie Costa! LP, Vinyl record album
(In very classy F:35d Stereo!)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Fletcher HendersonCan You Take It?/New King Porter Stomp ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Mid 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie London Sings The Choicest Of Cole Porter (aka All Through The Night – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/EMI, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
An oft-overlooked gem from Julie London – a dreamy album of Cole Porter tunes, and one that has her singing with small group backing, very much in the mode of some of her best early work for the Liberty label! The group on the album's the Bud Shank Quintet – with Shank on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, Russ Freeman on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Colin Bailey on drums – a great little combo who give the work a light, lyrical feel, and a bit less of the sadness of other London albums. Freeman did the arrangements, and titles include "So In Love", "Get Out Of Town", "Easy To Love", "At Long Last Love", and "In The Still Of The Night". CD also features bonus tracks too – "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Always True To You", "You Do Something To Me", and a second version of "My Heart Belongs To Daddy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickSings Cole Porter ... LP
Arista, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris/Sara SchoenbeckNext ... CD
Porter, 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Next level modern improvisation from the trio of Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris and Sara Schoenbeck – and one of our favorite new recordings on the always exciting Porter Records label! Bynum plays coronet, flugelhorn, bass & piccolo trumpets on Next, with never predictable guitar work from Morris and with Schoenbeck on bassoon, it takes on even more haunting, low tones. Includes "Glacial (Memory)", "Fireside", "Small Footprints Of Unidentified Creatures", "Consensus Struggle", "Therefore (Three)" and "Next". CD
(Penmark through barcode & hole through case.)

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✨✧ Andrew Raffo DewarSix Lines Of Transformation/Music For Eight Bamboo Flutes ... CD
Porter, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Atmospheric reed work from composer Andrew Raffo Dewar – music that seems to start in the territory of some of Yusef Lateef's more exotic sides, then take off into much more abstract directions! The CD features two extended pieces – the first of which is "Six Lines Of Transformation", played by a sextet that includes bass clarinet, quarter-tone flute, bassoon, trumpet, bass, and percussion – all handled with a mix of earthy tones and more avant expressions. "Music For Eight Bamboo Flutes" follows – played by the octet imagined by the title – in a very weird way that has the flutes hovering together in unique sonic space – more just abstract tones instead of notes, with a chillingly cold sort of feel! CD
 
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Rance Allen GroupSoulful Experience ... LP
Truth/Stax, 1975. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A beautiful mix of gospel soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s. David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect counterfoil for his rich baritone voice. The album's a lot more stripped down than later efforts – with a rootsy sound that should have made Rance even bigger with the crossover crowd. Titles include "Talk That Talk", "The Painter", "Ring My Bell", and "Harlem Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album

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CandidoLatin Fire – The Big Beat Of Candido ... LP
ABC, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the grooviest early albums recorded by Candido – done way before his later funky sides, and served up with plenty of unusual touches that set it apart from the usual 50s Latin set! Candi's very much in front of the arrangements on congas – hitting hard with a percussive fury that certainly marks his space – but he's also getting wonderful support from Manny Albam on arrangements, who brings in some searing solo work from players like Nick Travis, Phil Woods, and Ernie Royal – all of whom color the sound with some strong lines on their horns. And added to this too are some sparely-used vocal bits – scatting chorus passages that are never hokey, and expand out the tunes with a finger-snapping sound that's way better than you might expect! The record's one of the most subtle "with voices" efforts we've ever heard – and we love Albam's economical use of this element alongside the stronger jazz soloists. Titles are mostly traditional numbers, but they're transformed tremendously with this sound – as you'll hear on the album's versions of "Royal Garden Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Ja Da", "Swinging The Blues", "Sweet Sue", and "Exactly Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(ABC/Paramount pressing with the deep groove. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Ry CooderBorderline ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Speedo", "Johnny Porter", "Down In The Boondocks", "Crazy Bout An Automobile", and "Girls From Texas". LP, Vinyl record album

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Noel CowardNoel Coward At Las Vegas ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of our favorite vocal albums of the 50s – an incredibly witty live set from Noel Coward, recorded in Las Vegas, with a very different style than some of his other records! The Noel Coward you'll hear here is still steeped in the mannered wit of his earlier plays, but he's also let himself go considerably – working in front of a live audience with an eager ear for well crafted lyrics and innuendo. The songs are mostly numbers from Coward's earlier shows, but they're sung in a hip swinging loungey style that really gives them legs – moving them past their staid roots into strong 50s vocal territory. Includes 2 great remakes of Cole Porter numbers – "Let's Do It" and "Begin The Beguine", both with Coward's own lyrics – plus "Uncle Harry", "A Bar On The Piccola Marina", "World Weary", and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye Masterworks label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ EmotionsSo I Can Love You/Untouched ... CD
Stax, 1969/1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 early classics by The Emotions – back to back on one CD! So I Can Love You is much rootsier than their later hit recordings at Columbia, with a raw soul groove that reaches back to the girls' roots as an indie soul act. This one's got arrangements by Isaac Hayes that work perfectly for the record – tight, deep, and soulful, with a real no-nonsense approach that opens up the vocals and sets up plenty of tasty hooks. Features the organ-heavy "So I Can Love You", the slightly-funky "Got To Be The Man", and the tracks "Going On Strike", "I Found My Man", and "The Best Part Of A Love Affair". But the best track is "I Like It" – which has this amazing intro that begins with a tight drumbreak, rolling over some descending basslines, then vamping into some horn flourishes before the vocals come in! On Untouched, the group are getting some extra heavy production from Ronnie Williams and David Porter – who bring a darker side to their sound, coming up with heavy soul grooves that really open them up. The classic example of this is the stellar cut "Blind Alley" – a famous sample from years back, and a wonderful funk tune on its own. Other tracks include "Boss Love Maker", "Love Ain't Easy Onesided", "Show Me How", "Love is The Hardest Thing To Find", and "Boy I Need You". CD

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Ella FitzgeraldSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A record that might have made Ella Fitzgerald turn over in her grave if it was handled the wrong way – but fortunately one that comes as a real surprise, with an organic quality that we never would have expected when we first heard about the project! The album features Ella's older vocals from the Verve years, recast over new orchestrations by the London Symphony Orchestra – who work here in a decidedly jazz-based mode, and maybe make the whole thing feel just like some "with strings" session from the classic Verve years, but with some slight modern arrangements. The presentation also features three "duets" of sorts – one with new vocals added by Gregory Porter, two others with trumpet and vocals pulled from her recordings with Louis Armstrong – but overall, the whole thing really seems to work best when it's just Ella in the spotlight. Titles include "Misty", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Let's Do It". CD

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Ceasar FrazierHail Ceasar! ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Isaac HayesSpirit Of Memphis – 1962 to 1976 (4CD set – plus bonus 7 inch single) ... CD
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 4CD & 7 inch ... $36.99
An incredible tribute to the genius of Memphis Soul legend Issac Hayes – one that's overflowing with unreleased material, and presented in a totally cool package! The set's shaped like a 7" single box – and is book-like, with very detailed notes by Stax historian Robert Gordon, alongside page after page of vintage photos and other cool images, too. And inside some of the pages are 4 super-cool CDs – each of which has a different theme that further exposes Ike's genius! CD1 is titled "Soul Songwriter Soul Producer" – and features two dozen tracks that Hayes handled for Stax/Volt – material by The Astors, Danny White, David Porter, Floyd Newman, Johnnie Taylor, Charlie Rich, Judy Clay, The Charmels, Soul Children, Billy Eckstine, The Emotions, Ruby Johnson, and others. CD2 is titled "Volt & Enterprise Singles" – and features all the 7" tracks released by Isaac Hayes during his time on those labels – including two tracks done as a duet with David Porter, two more as Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads, and even a rare Radio Spot too! Things really get interesting on CD3, titled "Cover Man" – which features those cool, long extrapolations of other folks' songs that Hayes pioneered on his albums – but included here with unreleased material too. There's a great never-heard take on "Windows Of The World" – plus unreleased PUSH Black Expo material from 1970 – live takes on "Ten Commandments Of Love", "Just Want To Make Love To You/Rock Me Baby", "I Stand Accused", and "Stormy Monday". CD4 is maybe the coolest of the bunch – titled "Jam Master", with those long grooves that Ike did in the studio while putting together records. Almost all the tracks on CD4 are previously unissued – including "You've Made Me So Very Happy", "Black Militant's Place", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Do Your Thing (extended jam)", "Groove A Thon (extended jam)", and "Hung Up On My Baby (extended jam)". And if all that isn't enough, the set even comes with a cool 7" replica of Ike's first single for the Youngstown label – "Laura We're On Our First Go-Round". CD
(Outer box has some edgewear.)

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Jackie & RoySweet & Low Down ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $2.99
This was Jackie & Roy's first album for Columbia and it mainly consists of some familiar tunes by the likes of Ira & George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart and Cole Porter with a Roy Kral original thrown in. The tracks include "Chicago", "Fun Life", "Mountain Greenery", Kral's "Wingin' With The Wind", "Cheek To Cheek", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Jackie & Roy are accompanied by some well known musicians such as Barney Kessel on guitar, Larry Bunker on vibraphone, Anthony Ortega on alto sax and flute and Kral plays the piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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JazzgroupiezMillinaissance EP (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazzgroupiez, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
The Jazzgroupiez showcase their biggest influences on the cover – a great reworking of the Great Day In Harlem photo, but with images of Kamasi Washington, Common, Gregory Porter, and many other contemporary talents! That blend of classic and current really comes through in the music – which is a lean reworking of beats and jazz elements – in a way that's nice and warm, and not entirely jazz – but definitely showcases a love of the style! Jazz Anarchy guests on "Nochiny", which has a nice sax solo – and other titles are a bit more sampled and mixed, with tunes that include "So Cal", "St Louis", and "U".` LP, Vinyl record album
(On pink vinyl!)

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✨✧ Albert KingNew Orleans Heat ... LP
Tomato, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
Albert King teams up with Allen Toussaint for a sweet set of soul-drenched blues! The record's a bit warmer than some of King's earlier work, but Toussaint's presence makes for a nice edge at times – as does work by a host of New Orleans musicians who include Wardell Quezergue on electric piano, George Porter on bass, Leo Nocentelli on guitar, and even Toussaint on additional keys. Some tracks are straighter King-styled blues – but others carry nice Crescent City echoes in their chunkier rhythms. Titles include a funky cover of "Get Out Of My Life Woman" – plus "Flat Tire", "This Feeling", "I Got The Blues", "We All Wanna Boogie", "Born Under A Bad Sign", and "I Get Evil". LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior ManceTruckin & Trakin ... LP
Beehive, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An overlooked gem from pianist Junior Mance – and maybe one of the most old school records he cut in the 80s! The set's a no-nonsense, soul-drenched session that maybe feels more like Prestige Records' soul jazz years than you might expect, given the date – with Mance on piano in a cool combo that features Walt Bolden on drums and Martin Rivera on bass – plus some great guest work from David Newman on both tenor and flute! The production is a bit modern – even though handled by old Prestige studio maestro Bob Porter – but the performance is very vintage – and titles include "Funky Carnival", "Mean Old Amtrak", "Truckin", "Miss Otis Regrets", and "Birk's Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)

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Shelly ManneHot Coles ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprisingly great little album – despite a very stupid cover! The concept of the "Coles" in the title is that all the songs on the record are Cole Porter compositions – but unlike other Porter tribute records, which are fairly traditional, Manne takes the tracks in a hip 70s style that often features some nice electric playing and some slyly funky rhythms. The players on the set are great – and include Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, Moacir Santos on percussion, Victor Feldman on piano, and Mike Wofford on electric piano – all working together in a hip Flying Dutchman vibe that's very different than what you might expect from a usual "songbook" setting! Titles include "Love For Sale", "All Of You", "Begin The Beguine", "Easy To Love", "Get Out Of Town", and "Night & Day". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHank Mobley (Blue Note 1568) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
We put the catalog number in the title of this one because it seemed that Blue Note was putting out too many title-less Hank Mobley albums during the late 50s. Who cares, though? This album's a great batch of hardbop tracks that show Mobley at his finest, and which hardly need a title to hang them together. The group's a sextet, with little-known reed player Curtis Porter on alto and tenor, plus Sonny Clark on piano and Bill Hardman on trumpet. Titles include "Mighty Moe & Joe" and "News" (both written by Porter), plus Mobley's "Double Exposure". Prime hardbop material, and with a great cover that has Mobley looking like an alien behind a microphone! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $15.99
A killer collection of work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – captured here at a point when he was really opening up into some fresh, unique territory of his own! Mark Murphy first began recording in the mid 50s for Decca, and had a run of other records in the 60s for Capitol, Fontana, and other labels – but by the time he hit Muse Records in the 70s, he was really open to new ideas – and able to do far more than just the simple singing of a tune! Instead, he'd worked his voice into a mode that was more like an instrument overall – able to run free with brilliant solo passages, and inflect the lyrics in ways that even the great singers of years before might never have dreamed of! And at Muse, he got excellent support and instrumental backing – always hip combos, and the freedom to create the sort of special albums that still make his records for the label a real high point in the development of jazz vocals. These are sides that went onto inform generations of singers – from Kurt Elling, to Gregory Porter, and so many others – and this well-chosen selection of songs is completely sublime. Titles include "On The Red Clay", "Stolen Moments", "Effendi", "Naima", "Maiden Voyage", "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "Waters Of March", "Come & Get Me", "Be-Bop Lives", "Dingwalls", "Cantaloupe Island", "Sly", "Empty Faces", and "Two Kites". CD

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Wilson PickettHey Jude (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About August 17, 2018
Wilson Pickett at Fame Studios – an unbeatable mix that yields up one of his greatest albums ever! All the best elements of Pickett's strength at Atlantic Records are firmly in place here – hard, raw vocals at the front, supported by funky accompaniment from Fame Studios regulars, plus a bit of vocals from The Sweet Inspirations – all tied together by near-perfect production from the legendary Rick Hall! But best of all, the tracks here are all winners through and through – mostly penned by the cream of the crop of southern-tinged soulsters of the time – including George Jackson, Bobby Womack, Raymond Moore, and the team of Isaac Hayes & David Porter. Of course, Lennon & McCartney contributed the title track "Hey Jude" – which Wilson redoes here with the same soulful inflection that Ike & Tina were bringing to some of the 60s rock cannon at the end of the decade – and other titles include "Save Me", "My Own Style Of Loving", "Toe Hold", "People Make The World", "A Man & A Half", and "Sit Down & Talk This Over". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam & DaveBest Of Sam & Dave ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Great work from one of the tightest acts of 60s soul – the always-energetic Sam & Dave, working here with an excellent batch of tracks by Isaac Hayes & David Porter! Titles include "Hold On, I'm Comin", "May I Baby", "Soul Man", "I Thank You", "You Don't Know Like I Know", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "You Got Me Hummin", and "Wrap It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing in a slightly different cover.)

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Sam & DaveSoul Man & Othe Hits ... CD
Atlantic/Flashback, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Great work from one of the tightest acts of 60s soul – the always-energetic Sam & Dave, working here with an excellent batch of tracks by Isaac Hayes & David Porter! Titles include "Hold On, I'm Comin", "Soul Man", "I Thank You", "You Don't Know Like I Know", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", and "You Got Me Hummin".. CD

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Willie 'The Lion' Smith & Don EwellGrand Piano Duets ... CD
Exclusive/Sackville, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Fiercely fantastic duets between Willie The Lion Smith and Don Ewell – both artists who've got a tremendous command of the piano keyboard on their own, and who really explode with energy when working together! The album's filled with effortlessly-cascading notes on the keys – often quite rhythmic, with interlocking energy that just seems to drive each player onward. And while you might worry that trad piano recorded in the 60s might be a bit of a snooze, the album's anything but – as the high fidelity and relaxed recording setting makes for even more magic than you might expect. Titles include "Some Of These Days", "Can't We Be Friends", "I Would Do Anything For You", "Just You Just Me", "I've Found A New Baby", "A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid". CD

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Melvin SparksTexas Twister (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from early 70s guitar wizard Melvin Sparks – his first for the short-lived Eastbound offshoot of Westbound, and done in a style that's even harder and rawer than his work for Prestige! The sound is lean and often a bit rough around the edges – with possibly more funk than even jazz in the mix – and players on the set include Caesar Frazier on organ, Bad Bascomb on bass, Ron Bridgewater on tenor, and Idris Muhammad on drums! Prestige funk maestro Bob Porter produced the whole thing, and gets a beautifully soulful sound out of all players – rounding out Melvin's totally cooking work on guitar with some equally great contributions from the rest. Titles include "Whip Whop", "Judy's Groove", "Star In The Crescent", "Texas Twister", "Gathering Together", and "I Want to Talk About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 – and we're told is nearly sold out at the distributor...get it while it's gettable!)

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Melvin SparksTexas Twister/Melvin Sparks '75 ... CD
Eastbound/BGP (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wicked work from the legendary Melvin Sparks – 2 of his rare post-Prestige sides for the short-lived Eastbound jazz label! Texas Twister is one of Melvin's funkiest albums ever – done in a style that's even harder and rawer than his work for Prestige! The sound is lean and often a bit rough around the edges – with possibly more funk than even jazz in the mix – and players on the set include Caesar Frazier on organ, Bad Bascomb on bass, Ron Bridgewater on tenor, and Idris Muhammad on drums! Prestige funk maestro Bob Porter produced the whole thing, and gets a beautifully soulful sound out of all players – rounding out Melvin's totally cooking work on guitar with some equally great contributions from the rest. Titles include "Whip Whop", "Judy's Groove", "Star In The Crescent", "Texas Twister", "Gathering Together", and "I Want to Talk About You". Melvin Sparks 75 is a record that moves the guitarist a bit more into soul territory than the funky jazz of his early 70s years – but it's still a heck of a great little record overall! The tracks are shorter than before and the backings are bigger – but Melvin's work on the strings still gets plenty of space in the arrangements, and there's more than a few funky instrumentals here that more than make the album great. Plus, Little Jimmy Scott sings vocals on a few cuts – "I Got To Have You" and "If You Want My Love" – both done in a style that's fuller and more soulful than any of the work cut under his own name! Other tracks are mostly instrumental, and include the funky numbers "Bump & Stomp", "Get Down With The Get Down", and "Get Ya Some" – plus "Looking For Love", "In The Morning", and "Mocking Bird". CD

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Carla ThomasCarla ... LP
Stax, 1966. Very Good ... $24.99
Carla Thomas' second album for Stax – one of the classiest Memphis albums of the 60s, in a way that already had the young singer setting a new standard for the city's scene! While the early sound of Stax might normally be associated with gritty grooves, bumping and grinding out of the city's small club scene – right from the start, Carla Thomas was a talent who let the label hit a whole new level – able to work her vocals with the cool qualities of some of the bigger New York and Detroit divas of the time, which also seemed to elevate the overall Stax production vibe too. Original tracks are by the Isaac Hayes & David Porter team, and titles include "BABY", "What Have You Got To Offer Me", "I Got You Boy", "Fate", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "I Fall To Pieces", and "Let Me Be Good To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original light blue label pressing. Cover has some wear with a bit of marker at the top.)

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✨✧ Carla ThomasQueen Alone ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... $29.99
The queen of Memphis soul – caught "alone" after a some earlier hit recordings as part of a duo with Otis Redding – but now on her own in the years after Otis untimely early passing! The album has Thomas strongly returning to the sound of her first few albums on Stax – a bold, full-voiced sound that has her reemerging as one of the first ladies of soul at the end of the 60s, and coming across with a sound that's a fair bit more mature than her earliest singles. The tunes include a great batch of original Isaac Hayes & David Porter compositions – the strength of which really hold the album together, and make for a no-filler set all the way through! Titles include "Unchanging Love", "I'll Always Have Faith In You", "Lie To Keep Me From Crying", "Stop Thief", and "I Take It To My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Allen ToussaintLife, Love & Faith (Charly version) ... CD
Charly (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Excellent work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – and a set that may well be his funkiest album ever! The set features 12 tracks from the early 70s – a time when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix that he'd had from his early days in the Crescent City scene – coming up with a blend that's even darker, and more powerful than all his famous production and projects of the 60s! And while some of Allen's later work tended towards cliche, this record captures him right at that perfect point when all of this was totally fresh – delivered with a razor-sharp edge, and with great instrumental help from New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, Zig Modeliste, and George Porter Jr – all of whom make the album groove harder than most of the other soul albums on Warner at the time. Titles include "Soul Sister", "Victims Of The Darkness", "Am I Expecting Too Much", "Out Of The City", "Goin Down", "Electricity", "Fingers & Toes", and "On Your Way Down". CD

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Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Reprise/Warner (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $26.99
Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he'd really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, "Southern Nights", is a perfect illustration of this fact – as it was written by Toussaint, but became a big hit for Glen Campbell, who recorded a very soppy version of the number. Yet here, Allen turns it into a weird trippy tune – produced with great Sansu production, and backing by New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, and Art Neville – all of whom help the tune bristle with new energy, and a really sinister groove. The rest of the record continues in a similar vein – with a spacey LA mellow sound that actually works great for Toussaint's vocals, and gives them a wild flanged-out sound that's pretty amazing – and downright spooky at points! Titles include "Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", and "What Do You Want The Girl To Do". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Caetano VelosoForeign Sound ... CD
Nonesuch, 2004. Used ... $6.99
A landmark album for Caetano Veloso – a full set of tracks sung in English, as beautifully done as we ever could have hoped! The arrangements are really fresh – in a style that makes the album far more than just a set of standards – and instead gives it the edgey approach of some of Caetano's best recent work. The set was co-produced by Jacques Morelenbaum, and has a range of instrumental approaches that shifts to fit the mood of each new track – and given that the work on the set runs from tunes by Cole Porter to Nat King Cole, Nirvana, David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Dylan – you can imagine the changing moods at work! Titles include "So In Love", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Diana", "Manhattan", "Nothing But Flowers", "Cry Me A River", "Nature Boy", "Jamaica Farewell", "If It's Magic", "Detached", "Blue Skies", and "Something Good". Loads of tracks, too – 22 in all – and packaged beautifully! CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

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Will VinsonIt's All Right With Three ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
The title's a bit of a pun on an old Cole Porter tune, but it's also a great statement of the strengths of reedman Will Vinson in a trio setting – as he really stretches out here, with just the guitar of Gilad Hekselman and drums of Antonio Sanchez for accompaniment! The tunes are a mix of rhythmic numbers that have the rhythms carving out space for Vinson's angular work on alto and soprano – and others that are more warmly chromatic, and make strong use of Hekelsman's guitar. Titles include "Where Are You", "Resting Jazz Face", "Down Homeless", "My Shining Hour", "The Pines", and "Samurai Hee Haw". CD

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VariousBeginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A really great little collection – one that looks at the deeper, darker strands in country music during the 60s – that moody space that lie behind the Rubber Room of Porter Wagoner, and which may not have gotten much chart play at the time, but which makes for one of the most fascinating strands of the music! The collection follows a bit in the spirit of the Hillbillies In Hell collections – but there's maybe less humor here overall, as the depth of sorrow and bleakness of outlook really gives this one a very moody vibe – perfect for those who are always sick of the overplayed cliches of mainstream country, and always know there's something hipper to the music if you just know where to look. Titles include "Wine The River & You" by Clay Hart, "Jimmy Jacob" by Johnny Darrell, "Puzzles" by Ed Bruce, "The Enemy" by Jim Ed Brown, "Whistle Of The Gravy Train" by Bobby Grove, "National Everybody Hate Me Week" by David Price, "Water Under The Bridge" by Lonnie Holt, "Talking To The Grass" by Curley Putman, "Meeting Of The Bored" by Johnny Dollar, "Hello I'm A Jukebox" by George Kent, "It's A Rough Old Road To Travel" by Johnny Darrell, "A Man Is A Slave" by Jerry Irby & The Texas Ranchers, and "Ghosts Of My Lonely Past" by Johnny Skiles. CD

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VariousJazz Loves Disney ... CD
Verve, 2016. Used ... $2.99
Features Disney classics by Stacey Kent, Gregory Porter, Hugh Coltman, Jamie Cullum, Laika, and China Moses. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jake AustenFlying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll – Conversations With Unjustly Obscure Rock 'N' Soul Eccentrics (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2011. New Copy Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The best (truly – they got this book right) of Roctober gets a classy rock 'n' soul book compilation from Duke University Press – an incredible collection of interviews that were featured over the years in the great DIY magazine over the years! Interviews with musical legends who should be household names (a few of which are) and infamous figures alike, from soul, R&B and jump blues to country, garage rock and beyond – including Oscar Brown, Jr., David Allan Coe, The Fast, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Sam The Sham, The Good Rats and many more – plus images and illustrations from the pages of Roctober. Flying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll is edited by Roctober main man Jake Austin, who also penned many of the original pieces, along with James Porter, Ken Burke, Mike Maltese, Dan Sorenson, Jonathan Poletti. Forward by Steve Albini. Paperback, 290 pages. Book

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✨✧ Jodie ChristianRain Or Shine ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Art Porter on alto, and Paul McKee on trombone. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldDream Dancing ... LP
Pablo, 1972/1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella swings a set of tunes by Cole Porter – her first tribute to the songwriter since a Verve songbook session of the 50s – but done with some very classic-styled backings from Nelson Riddle! Both Riddle and Ella had come up with some nice groovy elements in their music by the time of this early 70s session – and the album really benefits from those changes – picking up some of the slight bounce and undercurrents of grooviness that Fitzgerald showed on late 60s records for MPS and Reprise, which makes for some really fresh moments on these Porter tunes! The set's hardly a simple rehash of standard modes – and is more a groovy Riddle/Fitzgerald swinger overall – on tunes that include "Down In The Depths", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Anything Goes", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "At Long Last Love", and "C'Est Magnifique". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". Ceasar Frazier 75 is a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". CD

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✨✧ Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the rare few on the Eastbound jazz subsidiary of Detroit soul powerhouse Westbound Records – and it's the first to feature organist Ceasar Frazier as a leader – really grooving hard here with a Prestige-styled combo that includes Idris Muhammad on funky drums, Melvin Sparks on heavy guitar, and Houston Person on soulful sax – all produced with a gritty gritty edge by the legendary Bob Porter! The whole album's great – filled with incredible cuts that include a version of "Hicky-Burr", the first Bill Cosby theme – plus the tracks "Make It With You", "Running Away", "Hail Ceasar!", and "See-F". Ceasar Frazier 75 is a tightly grooving set that expands his sound a bit from the first! All the best elements are still in place here – including funky organ from Ceasar, production from jazz funk maestro Bob Porter, and a hip range of players that includes Horace Ott, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard Purdie. But the overall sound is somewhat shifted too – brought more into the tightly jamming jazz funk mode of the mid 70s – a bit richer and fuller overall, yet never in a way that's slick or sloppy – just more like some of the best later sides on Prestige or Fantasy from the same stretch. The record features a crazy version of the "Mighty Mouse Theme", a mellow take on the Isley's "Summer Breeze", Stevie Wonder's great "Living For The City", and the original "Funk It Down". CD

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✨✧ Friends Of DistinctionGrazin'/Highly Distinct ... CD
RCA/One Way, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 classics by The Friends Of Distinction – back to back on one CD! Grazin is a beautiful album of pop soul tracks, recorded by a group that was once (along with the 5th Dimension) part of the legendary Rex Middleton's Hi-Fi's from LA. The record sports their hit vocal version of Hugh Masekela's "Grazing In The Grass", with the great "I can dig it" line, plus an excellent reading of a lost cut by funky drummer Roy Porter, entitled "Lonesome Mood". Other nice material is in the vein of the 5th Dimension, and titles include "Sweet Young Thing Like You", "Peaceful", "Baby I Could Be So Good At Loving You", "Eli's Coming", and "Going In Circles". Highly Distinct is the kind of record you might pass up, but don't! The Friends of Distinction were a pretty progressive soul group, and they spent a lot of time in the studio coming up with cool new ways to present their vocal style. This album includes a very cool "psyche" cut-up track called "Impressions", and it's two minutes worth of tape experiments that might have been lifted from The White Album – given their wild sound! The cut then runs right into a great batch of groovy pop soul tracks – a more like the group's previous work, but that's still plenty great with us! Titles include "It's Just A Game Love", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", "It's Sunday", and "Let Yourself Go". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herman's HermitsBoth Sides Of Herman's Hermits ... LP
MGM, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from one of the most enigmatic groups of the British Invasion! Herman's Hermits have a sound that's instantly recognizable – a bit quirky, a bit gimmicky, but pretty great overall – with a jangly approach to rock that rocks a lot more than you might remember, and which cuts past the simple references of the group's oft-heard big hits. This album includes some lesser-known tunes that really open up our understanding of the group. Titles include "Dial My Number", "Bus Stop", "For Love", "Two Lovely Black Eyes", "Oh Mr. Porter", "The Future Mrs. 'Awkins", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and lightly stained corner.)

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✨✧ Albert KingBorn Under A Bad Sign ... CD
Stax, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE electric blues records of the 60s – a seminal set by Albert King that was probably blasted out of more college dorm rooms than southside juke joints, but which still more than deserves its due! The set was recorded by Stax with a nice raw sound – guitar very much upfront, but also set amidst arrangements that have a bit more soul than the average Chicago blues session from the same time. The set features a number of originals by Stax regulars like Booker T and David Porter – and titles include "The Hunter", "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Crosscut Saw", "Down Don't Bother Me", "Laundromat Blues", and "Personal Manager". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill MasonGetting' Off ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set of heavy jazz funk – and the only album we've ever seen from organist Bill Mason – a player who's probably best known for his searing work on the Rusty Bryant albums Fire Eater and Wildfire! The session here has the same sort of groove – long tracks, with a very open, jamming vibe and plenty of room for solos – all handled by producer Bob Porter, who also put together the Bryant albums for Prestige (as well as similar classics by Melvin Sparks, Boogaloo Joe Jones, and others!) The group is great – with Hubert Laws on tenor, Gary Chandler on trumpet, Wilbert Longmire on guitar, and the mighty Idris Muhammad on drums – ensuring the funky core on long tracks that include "Gettin Off", "Stone", "Mistery Jay", and "Now Run & Tell That". The record is one of the rare few gems on the Eastbound subsidiary of Westbound Records – home to Funkadelic and The Counts! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHank Mobley (Blue Note 1568) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We put the catalog number in the title of this one because it seemed that Blue Note was putting out too many title-less Hank Mobley albums during the late 50s. Who cares, though? This album's a great batch of hardbop tracks that show Mobley at his finest, and which hardly need a title to hang them together. The group's a sextet, with little-known reed player Curtis Porter on alto and tenor, plus Sonny Clark on piano and Bill Hardman on trumpet. Titles include "Mighty Moe & Joe" and "News" (both written by Porter), plus Mobley's "Double Exposure". Prime hardbop material, and with a great cover that has Mobley looking like an alien behind a microphone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese mono pressing, on King! Back cover has a stamp and a small bit of pen, but front looks great.)

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✨✧ TemptationsHouse Party ... LP
Gordy, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mix of styles and moods – with some righteous funky numbers, ala the Norman Whitfield days, and a few others done in a more modern soul mode. James Carmichael handles most of the heavy soul tunes, and the rest are done by Steve Cropper and HB Barnum, working together in a mode that seems to share none of their best assets. Titles include "If I Don't Love You This Way", "What You Need Most", "World Of You, Love, & Music", "Darling, Stand By Me", and "Johnny Porter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and mostly split top seam.)

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✨✧ Caetano VelosoForeign Sound ... CD
Universal (Argentina), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album for Caetano Veloso – a full set of tracks sung in English, as beautifully done as we ever could have hoped! The arrangements are really fresh – in a style that makes the album far more than just a set of standards – and instead gives it the edgey approach of some of Caetano's best recent work. The set was co-produced by Jacques Morelenbaum, and has a range of instrumental approaches that shifts to fit the mood of each new track – and given that the work on the set runs from tunes by Cole Porter to Nat King Cole, Nirvana, David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Dylan – you can imagine the changing moods at work! Titles include "So In Love", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Diana", "Manhattan", "Nothing But Flowers", "Cry Me A River", "Nature Boy", "Jamaica Farewell", "If It's Magic", "Detached", "Blue Skies", and "Something Good". Loads of tracks, too – 22 in all – and packaged beautifully! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Foreign Sound ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Rance Allen GroupAin't No Need Of Crying (aka A Soulful Experience) ... LP
Stax, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Reissue and repackaging of the Rance Allen Group LP A Soulful Experience, their first LP for Stax's Truth subsidiary. The sound is prime early Rance Allen, with a beautiful mix of gospelly soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s. David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect counterfoil for his rich baritone voice. The album's a lot more stripped down than later efforts – with a rootsy sound that should have made Rance even bigger with the crossover crowd. Titles include "Talk That Talk", "The Painter", "Ring My Bell", and "Harlem Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill Mason/Gary ChandlerGettin' Off/Outlook (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 killer jazz funk albums – both rare, and both on one CD! The records were cut for the short-lived Eastbound side of the soul/funk Westbound label, both under the supervision of Bob Porter, who handled some of the best early 70s jazz funk work for Prestige! Both albums also feature drumming by the super-heavy Idris Muhammad – who keeps things very much in his classic breakbeat mode. Bill Mason was an obscure organ player who performed on the legendary Rusty Bryant funk LPs (Fire Eater & Wildfire), and his session here has the same kind of fierce groove – with tenor by Hubert Laws, trumpet by Gary Chandler, and guitar by Wilbert Longmire. Titles on that one include "Gettin Off", "Stone", "Mistery Jay", and "Now Run & Tell That". Gary Chandler's album is even better – and features organ work by Ceasar Frazier, guitar by Cornell Dupree, and tenor by Harold Ousley. The album includes a much-sampled version of "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", plus the cuts "Kaleidoscope", "Jet Set", and "Blue Dues". Both records are great – and together, they'd cost you well over $100 in the original! CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Feeling! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Johnny Hammond's hitting on all burners here – shaking off the heavier sound of his past, and stepping right into the best modes of the Prestige Records jazz funk years! The album's got a rock solid groove that's in the Bob Porter production vein for Prestige – tightly snapping rhythms at the bottom, with a simple no-nonsense groove that's usually plenty darn funky – and which seems to free all players into territory where they can really open up with their solos! Drums are from the mighty Bernard Purdie – and the rest of the lineup includes Rusty Bryant or Leo Johnson on tenor, Virgil Jones on trumpet, Wally Richardson on guitar, and Jimmy Lewis on Fender bass. Tracks are longish – and titles include "Johnny Hammond Boogaloo", "Black Feeling", "Kindra", and "Dig On It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episode 3 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The last in a legendary series inspired by the inventive approach the Wu-Tang Clan brought to the world of hip hop samples – that great sense of sound that had them going for tunes that had way more to offer than just a funky drum break! Instead, these classic soul tracks are overflowing with amazing musical elements – not just the great vocals of the singers or amazing energy of the grooves – but also some instrumental and production twists that really keep things interesting – and which have always made this series a standout. Titles include "I'm His Wife" by Ann Sexton, "Takin It" by The Rimshots, "Gypsy Woman" by The Persuasions, "You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" by Bobby Bland, "Groovin On My Baby's Love" by Freddie Waters, "How Can You Say Goodbye" by Sidney Joe Qualls, "If" by Jackie Moore, "Creation (epilogue)" by Jimmy Castor, "Tune Up" by The Dramatics, "It Ain't Long Enough" by Judy Clay, "Mercy Mercy Mercy" by Willie Mitchell, "In My Heart" by Barbara & The Browns, and "Hang On Sloopy (single version)" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the entire album!)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. CD

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✨✧ Du-RitesGreasy Listening (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Redefinition, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tightly funky work from The Du-Rites – a combo who just appear to be a duo, but at a level that seems to make their groove even funkier than it might be otherwise! There's no horns, no singers – just heavy drums and lots of riffing guitar – plus bits of bass, organ, and other percussion handled by the pair– all in ways that slightly flavor the main mix of guitar and drums that lies at the album's heavy core! There's a few moments that are maybe more voice than vocal – calls or comments on the tunes, sometimes with a comedic vibe – and titles include "Woody The Wino", "Life Is A Chitlin Circuit", "Ballad For A Fallen Country", "Black Olives", "The Bronx Is Burning", and "Mr Porter". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson – The Songbooks (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1959. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
Oscar Peterson returns to a format that he used during his earliest days on Verve Records, but at a level that shows a great deal of change – even though only a few short years had passed! Oscar Peterson's "Plays" albums of the early 50s were a set of landmark records dedicated to the work of important American popular composers – and here, in a marathon set of sessions in 1959, Peterson returns to most of the same songwriters – but using a trio style that's very fresh and new! Before, Peterson was working in his trio format with guitar and bass alongside the piano – but here, he works with older partner Ray Brown on bass and the completely amazing Ed Thigpen on drums – a percussionist who was really bringing a quiet revolution to the sound of his instrument in jazz, in ways that were subtle, but a perfect match for Oscar's work on the keys. Peterson himself is completely amazing – even more mindblowingly dexterous than a few years before, and even more soulful too – and the whole thing's a non-stop testament to that really special level he was hitting at the end of the 50s. The 5CD package features 9 full albums in all, along with detailed notes – a total of 108 tracks. Includes the Oscar Peterson Plays The Songbook sets of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Jimmy McHugh, and both Harry Warren and Vincent Youmans, combined on one record. CD

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✨✧ Rosemary ClooneyThanks For Nothing (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Reprise/Muzak (Japan), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly dark, smoky set of tunes from Rosemary Clooney – a rare set for Reprise, and her last new LP to appear until the late 70s! Rosemary cuts a number of well known numbers here, which is not a surprise, but the number of searingly bleak tunes here does make it a bit of a jolt – and quite compelling! Smoldering, angry, aching numbers – not on par with similar work by deeper artists like June Christy, but a welcome slice of after midnight sulking from Ms. Clooney! Tracks include "Hello Faithless", "The Rules Of The Road", "All Alone", "Black Coffee", "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", Cole Porter's great "Miss Otis Regrets", "Thanks For Nothing (And All)" and "Careless Love". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Cameron GravesPlanetary Prince ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic debut as a leader from pianist Cameron Graves – an artist you might know from Kamasi Washington's album The Epic – and an even more tremendous talent when he gets his own chance to shine in the spotlight! Graves has a very bold, righteous vision here – a mode that's in the same California Get Down spirit as Washington's music, but with more focus on the structures built up by the piano – almost a post-modal approach, with soaring spiritual currents – served up not just by Graves on the keys, but also by Kamasi Washington on tenor, Philip Dizack on trumpet, and Ryan Porter on trombone! The three horns have a way of wrapping together as a core, then soaring to the skies – while Graves pumps up the movement with a great deal of energy, and the soloists break off on their own. The group also features bass from Thundercat on two tracks, and Hadrien Faraud on the rest – plus drums from Ronald Bruner. Graves produced – which gives the record a very different feel than other Mack Avenue releases – and titles include "Isle Of Love", "The Lucifer Rebellion", "El Diablo", "Adam & Eve", "Planetary Prince", "The End Of Corporatism", and "Satania Our Solar System". CD

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✨✧ Isaac HayesSelections From Spirit Of Memphis – 1962 to 1976 (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredible tribute to the genius of Memphis Soul legend Issac Hayes! This set is done along the same line as the 4CD package – with a side each from each disc, including some of the formats followed by the box. Our favorite is the Jam Master side – with long jam tracks that include "Hung Up On My Baby (ext mix)", "Run Fay Run", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "Ike's Mood 1". Also includes the rare "Windows Of The World", plus "Joy", "Theme From Shaft", "The Big Dipper", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Man's Temptation" – plus Ike Hayes tracks by Otis Redding, The Charmels, Soul Children, Emotions, and David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Isaac HayesSpirit Of Memphis – 1962 to 1976 (4CD set – plus bonus 7 inch single) ... CD
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD & 7 inch ... Out Of Stock
An incredible tribute to the genius of Memphis Soul legend Issac Hayes – one that's overflowing with unreleased material, and presented in a totally cool package! The set's shaped like a 7" single box – and is book-like, with very detailed notes by Stax historian Robert Gordon, alongside page after page of vintage photos and other cool images, too. And inside some of the pages are 4 super-cool CDs – each of which has a different theme that further exposes Ike's genius! CD1 is titled "Soul Songwriter Soul Producer" – and features two dozen tracks that Hayes handled for Stax/Volt – material by The Astors, Danny White, David Porter, Floyd Newman, Johnnie Taylor, Charlie Rich, Judy Clay, The Charmels, Soul Children, Billy Eckstine, The Emotions, Ruby Johnson, and others. CD2 is titled "Volt & Enterprise Singles" – and features all the 7" tracks released by Isaac Hayes during his time on those labels – including two tracks done as a duet with David Porter, two more as Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads, and even a rare Radio Spot too! Things really get interesting on CD3, titled "Cover Man" – which features those cool, long extrapolations of other folks' songs that Hayes pioneered on his albums – but included here with unreleased material too. There's a great never-heard take on "Windows Of The World" – plus unreleased PUSH Black Expo material from 1970 – live takes on "Ten Commandments Of Love", "Just Want To Make Love To You/Rock Me Baby", "I Stand Accused", and "Stormy Monday". CD4 is maybe the coolest of the bunch – titled "Jam Master", with those long grooves that Ike did in the studio while putting together records. Almost all the tracks on CD4 are previously unissued – including "You've Made Me So Very Happy", "Black Militant's Place", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Do Your Thing (extended jam)", "Groove A Thon (extended jam)", and "Hung Up On My Baby (extended jam)". And if all that isn't enough, the set even comes with a cool 7" replica of Ike's first single for the Youngstown label – "Laura We're On Our First Go-Round". CD
Also available Spirit Of Memphis – 1962 to 1976 (4CD set – plus bonus 7 inch single) ... CD 36.99
 
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Alberto BeltranEl Negrito Del Batey Y Berto Gonzalez ... LP
Antilla, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Apagame La Vela", "Can Can Chachacha", "Por Un Pelito", "Noche De Luna", "Portero Suba Y Diga", "Por Un Beso", and "Titita". There are a total of 10 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with clear tape along the top seam.)

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Sly & The Family StoneLife (numbered limited deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1968. Used ... $7.99
Killer work from Sly & The Family Stone – hard-grooving, fast-funking, and really setting the scene for countless groups to come! The album's a messed-up funky party, with plenty of short little tracks that have a mix of funk, soul, and rock – perfect for the crossover crowd from whence Sly sprang, and who would become his biggest supporters into the 70s. And almost best of all, there's hardly any hits here – just tight little numbers that are as fresh today as they were back at the end of the 60s – all the kind of righteous funk the group could do better than anybody else! Titles include "Fun", "Plastic Jim", "Dynamite!", "Chicken", "Into My Own Thing", "Life", "Love City", "I'm An Animal", and the seminal "Jane Is A Groupee". CD features 4 bonus tracks – including "Pressure", "Sorrow (inst)", "Seven More Days", and "Dynamite (single)". CD
(Limited numbered edition.)

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Lalomie WashburnMy Music Is Hot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Robinsongs (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
The freaky hair on the cover might be a tipoff to the sound of the set – but the great Lalomie Washburn also has a depth to her music that you might not expect! The album is Washburn's only full set as a lead act – but one that comes after a good stretch of the 60s and 70s working in other groups, and contributing some key songs to Chaka Khan & Rufus – a legacy that has Lalomie emerging here as a fully-formed soul singer who should have been huge! Washburn's look on the cover recalls another funky female talent – the great Maxayn, who was a friend and supporter of Lalomie – and in some way, the groove here is a bit like that on Maxayn's albums from the decade – although with a warmer, tighter, more soul-focused sound – thanks to great instrumental backings from maestro Gene Page! Things are still plenty funky throughout, although sometimes in a clubbier way too – and titles include the badass "Man Power", plus "Freaky Strangeness", "Give Me Love With The Music", "What's Love", and "My Love Is Hot (Caliente)". Bonus tracks include "Two Sides (stereo)", "My Love Is Hot (7" version 1)", "My Love Is Hot (7" version 2)", "Man Power (ext 12" version)", "Double Funkin (7" mix)", "Give Me Loev With The Music (7" version)", and "Man Power (rough mix)". CD

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival ... LP
Fantasy, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The stunning debut of CCR – a record that still burns with an undeniable fire after all these years! Sure, all the elements here have been copped by many – the fuzzy guitar, lean bluesy groove, and raw soul-inspired vocals of John Fogerty – but the way the group puts them together is tremendous – and there's a lean, raw vibe to the whole record that instantly communicates the urgency the group's music had back in the second half of the 60s! Even the group's take on other artists' songs never sound dated at all – and taken together, the mix of material on the record is even greater than the sum of its parts – with a power that punches more than any of these songs on their own. The whole thing's also a great testament to Fogerty's guitar skills too – with some raw solos that blow away most of the blues rock pretenders of the period – on titles that include "Get Down Woman", "The Working Man", "Gloomy", "Walking On The Water", "Ninety Nine & A Half", "Porterville", and "Susie Q". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in a "Suzie Q" cover.)

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✨✧ Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one in which an African artist waters down his groove for a rock world, the set's instead one in which Baker makes a surprisingly strong stand with Fela's Africa 70 group – the classic lineup that featured the great Tony Allen on drums! The sound of the set is great – well on a par with Fela's best work of the time, and perhaps even a bit better – given the extra drive that Baker brings to the session. Tracks are all long, yet a bit more focused than usual – and titles include "Ye Ye De Smell", "Black Man's Cry", and "Let's Start". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steve HobbsTribute To Bobby ... CD
Challenge (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vibist Steve Hobbs serves up a tribute to the late Bobby Hutcherson – but one that's not slavish in sound or spirit at all – which is very much in the best Hutcherson tradition! Instead, the music is all Steve's own – and is given a nod to Bobby, as he passed away right after the recording of the album – and had also be a longtime friend and supporter of Hobbs – whose own talents on the vibes are pretty great! And like Hutcherson in the 70s, Steve also plays a fair bit of marimba on the record too – using the wooden instrument in ways that resonate with the soulful elements of his vibes, but differently – in a cool combo that features Adam Kolker on tenor and soprano sax, Bill O'Connell on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and John Riley on drums. Titles include "Let's Go To Abaco", "The Road To Happy Destiny", "The Craving Phenomenon", "Tres Vias", "Thelonious Funk", "Into The Storm", "El Sueno de Horace Silver", and "In From The Storm". CD

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✨✧ Steve YoungSeven Bridges Road – The Complete Recordings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ace (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The lasting classic from underground legend Steve Young – a set that features his famous original version of the title track, which was recorded by a number of key talents in the 70s – but which is even more important as a testament to Steve's unique place in music! Young had country roots in the south, but worked the folk scene in California in the 60s – and, like some of his best contemporaries, really transformed into something else – partly through a relationship with Van Dyke Parks, who was a key early supporter – but clearly very much his own visionary, too! Young has a voice with a depth that recalls Tim Buckley's farther reaches at times – but a much more homegrown approach – and the songs here are unassuming country numbers that might sit well next to the hippest of the 70s scene – with resonance that runs a space between Austin and LA. Titles include "Seven Bridges Road", "My Oklahoma", "White Trash Song", "One Car Funeral Procession", "Lonesome Orry & Mean", "Come Sit By My Side", "Montgomery In The Rain", and "True Note". This great CD version features material that was recorded at the same time, but only showed up on later reworked versions of the record by Rounder and Blue Canyon – plus some re-recordings too – titles that include "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", "Days Of 49", "Wild Goose", "Ballad Of William Sycamore", "White Trash Song", and "Seven Bridges Road". Also features earlier 45 rpm tracks for Reprise – "Down In The Flood (aka Crash On The Levee)" and "The White Trash Song (aka There's A High Tide Risin)". CD

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✨✧ KlitzRocking The Memphis Underground 1978 to 1980 ... LP
Monotone (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Female punk from the Memphis scene at the end of the 70s – served up here by a group that might have been huge had they been working in London or New York – especially as their music here echoes some of the sharper currents of those scenes! Much of the record was produced by Alex Chilton, who was a strong supporter of the group – but the quality is quite indie overall – really matching, and preserving, the raw vocals and guitars of the group. A number of cuts are covers, done in punky versions – and all of side two is a live material, and even more stark and raw. Titles include "Cocaine Blues", "Couldn't Be Bothered", "Shake Me On Town", "TV Set", "I've Had It", "I Should Have Known Better", "Brown Sugar", and "Hook Or Crook". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brian Wilson/Ben GreenmanI Am Brian Wilson – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The story of Brian Wilson has been told by countless reporters and journalists over the years – but for the first time, the man himself opens himself up – and provides a view into his life and music that's as heartbreaking and bittersweet as his countless great songs! The book's penned from today's perspective – so it's a hopeful, redemptive Wilson who's presenting the story – which maybe allows him to be even more frank about some of the darker moments, but also have a sense of perspective that brings in some surprising anecdotes and personal experiences – both from the far past, and from some very under-documented years too. The story's got some great moments that offer a real window into the experience of a rock legend away from the limelight – and the book is hardcover, 310 pages, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ Wilson PickettWilson Pickett Sings Bobby Womack ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two of the hippest soul artists of the late 60s – coming together here for an incredible collection of work! Bobby Womack would explode into huge fame as a star in his own right at the end of the decade – but at the time of these recordings, he was mostly getting play as a songwriter – and the young Wilson Pickett was one of the strongest supporters of his work! The tracks here were all recorded between 1966 and 1968 for Atlantic Records – including many excellent Muscle Shoals recordings – and the style of Womack's writing is a perfect blend with the deep soul vocals of the Wicked Pickett – at a level that almost seems to provide a blueprint for the mode that Bobby would use on his first few length albums. The lyrics are wonderful – full of fantastic feeling, and arguably more mature than some of the contemporary soul from the time – and it's wonderful to hear all the selections together in one place, especially with detailed notes that really frame the whole project. Titles include "It's A Groove", "Let's Get An Understanding", "People Make The World What It Is", "Trust Me", "Remember I Been Good To You", "I've Come A Long Way", "Sit Down & Talk This Over", "Nothing You Can Do", "I'm In Love", "I'm Sorry About That", "I Found A True Love", "We've Got To Have Love", and "Jealous Love" – and the CD also features two great bonus tracks – an early Bobby Womack single from Atlantic in 1967 – with Bobby singing "Find Me Somebody" and "How Does It Feel". CD

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✨✧ VariousCraig Charles Funk & Soul Club 5 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A blistering array of contemporary funk and soul cuts – all served up by DJ Craig Charles – once an actor on the UK scene, now one of the biggest supporters of the global funk underground! As with previous volumes, the set pulls together a range of killer tracks from recent years – music that begins with the Daptone-styled groove, but opens up into lots of other funky styles too – mixed with a few vintage tracks for good measure! Titles include "Begin Again" by Carleen Anderson, "You What" by Andy Tolman Cartel, "Super Freak" by The Traffic, "Love Is Blind" by The Hawkmen, "Galaxia" by Joyous, "I Get By" by Daytoner, "Body" by Kylie Auldist, "Year Of The Rooster" by Scone Cash Players, "Funky Spider Dance (reflex revision)" by Henri Pierre Noel, "Change For The World" by Charles Bradley, "Everybody Do The Watusi" by Nicole Willis & Umo Jazz Orchestra, "Talking Black" by Anatoly Ice & Dariya, "Endless Chain" by Tanika Charles, and "Show Me What You've Got" by Nightshifters. CD
 
 
 



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