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✨✧ Arnon Palty, Dan Adler, Lewis Porter, Yvonnick PreArty Facts ... CD
JazZONE, 2015. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Art PorterPocket City ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... $0.99
... 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 ... $0.99
... 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 ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
Also available
Nat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 24.99

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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
Nat King Cole & Me ... CD 11.99

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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
Nat King Cole & Me ... CD 11.99

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Gregory PorterOne Night Only (CD/DVD) ... CD
Blue Note, New Copy ... About December 1, 2018
... CD
(Release bumped to undetermined later date.)

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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

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Porter WagonerBest Of Porter Wagoner ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear & splitting.)

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Porter WagonerHighway Headin South ... LP
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "I'll Start Tomorrow", "An Old Memory Gets In My Eye", "Not A Cloud In The Sky", "Holding Lonely Hands", "Life Rides The Train", and "Highway Headin South". LP, Vinyl record album

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Porter WagonerMe & My Boys ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Porter Wagoner in the company of some key musical associates – George McCormick, Mack Magaha, Little Jack Little, Buck Trent, Speck Rhodes, and Don Warden! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonBest Of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Fantastic duets between Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – a surprisingly wonderful match that helped the older singer find new life, and the younger singer hit a new level of maturity! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ David PorterVictim Of The Joke? ... CD
Stax, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the best-remembered solo album from David Porter – one half of the famous Hayes/Porter team that ruled Stax Records in the 60s, although not as successful as an artist on his own as Isaac Hayes! Porter's style is a lot more adventurous – and this album's a wonderful illustration of that fact – an offbeat mix of dialogue, sound effects, and straighter soul vocals – put together as kind of a "suite", with a really unified feel. Like Hayes' baroque symphonies in soul, David's obviously trying to stretch past shorter song forms – and we really love his creative chances on the record. Titles include the legendary "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" – which has been sampled many times over the years – plus the tracks "Human", "Pretty Inside", "Storm In the Summertime", "When You Have To Sneak", and "If I Give It Up I Want It Back". CD

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✨✧ Nolan PorterKeep On Keeping On/If I Could Only Be Sure ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonPorter & Dolly ... LP
RCA, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ryan PorterOptimist ... CD
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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 ... LP
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Sonny CrissSonny Criss Plays Cole Porter ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1956. Used ... $12.99
Sonny Criss plays Cole Porter – and the results are way greater than the sum of the parts – even though those parts are already pretty darn great! Criss' alto sax has a superb tone at this time – razor-sharp, and nicely crisp – yet still filled with warmth that sets it apart from some of his more modern contemporaries – a beautiful balance that really illuminates these tunes, and has you thinking of them as fresh Criss compositions, not older Porter standards. The instrumentation is quite fresh, too – thanks to the addition of Larry Bunker on vibes, which is a really nice surprise – and piano by Sonny Clark and Jimmy Bunn. The great Lawrence Marable plays drums – and titles include "I Love You", "Easy To Love", "Night & Day", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Konitz & Red MitchellI Concentrate On You – A Tribute To Cole Porter (Steeplechase) ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
Konitz plays alto, and Mitchell plays bass and a bit of piano – on titles that include "I Love You", "Night & Day", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Michel LegrandColumbia Album Of Cole Porter ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Ethel MermanEthel Merman Sings Cole Porter ... LP
JJC, 1965. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jelly Roll MortonDon't You Leave Me Here/King Porter Stomp ... 78 RPM
General, 1940. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(The B side label has a small sticker.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlier Parker Plays Cole Porter – Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
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 – especially in some of the album's alternate versions, which give key proof that Bird was always working out new ideas with each new solo. The group features Walter Bishop on piano, Billy Bauer or Jerome Darr on guitar, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Roy Haynes or Art Taylor on drums – on titles that include "Just One Of Those Things", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Love For Sale", and "I Love Paris. CD

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Charlie ParkerCole Porter Songbook ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
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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George Shearing & Barry TuckwellGeorge Shearing & Barry Tuckwell Play The Music Of Cole Porter ... LP
Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Pete Terrace & His OrchestraCole Porter In Latin America ... LP
Tico, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Pete Terrace adds some great Latin touches to the work of Cole Porter – giving some of the tunes a jazzy mambo swing, and others a nice cha cha groove! Tracks include "Begin The Beguine", "I Concentrate On You", "Just One Of Those Things", "In The Still Of the Night", "From This Moment On", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tico pressing! Cover has tape on all seams.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Used 2LP Gatefold ... 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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✨✧ Fay ClaassenRed, Hot & Blue – The Music Of Cole Porter ... CD
Challenge (Netherlands), 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Teddy WilsonCole Porter Classics ... CD
Black Lion, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Sounds Of Liberation (Byard Lancaster/Khan Jamal)Sounds Of Liberation ... CD
Dogtown/Porter, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most soulful sessions ever from the Philly jazz scene of the 70s – a super-hip record that features work from Byard Lancaster on alto, Khan Jamal on vibes, and Monette Sudler on guitar! All players are at their best here – especially Sudler, who sounds really amazing riffing and grooving behind the other players – working with a sense of rhythm that we never quite find on her other records, even though we love them all quite a bit. Lancaster is mostly straight down the middle, with a really searching sort of tone – and Jamal's vibes have a lot more bite than usual, too. Other players include Billy Mills on bass, Omar Hill on percussion, Rashid Salim on congas, and Dwight James on drums – and titles include "Happy Tuesday", "Billie One", "We'll Tell You Later", "New Horizons 1", and "New Life". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousJazz Loves Disney ... CD
Verve, 2016. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Disney classics by Stacey Kent, Gregory Porter, Hugh Coltman, Jamie Cullum, Laika, and China Moses. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Rance Allen GroupSoulful Experience ... LP
Truth/Stax, 1975. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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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Jake AustenFlying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll – Conversations With Unjustly Obscure Rock 'N' Soul Eccentrics (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2011. New Copy Book ... $5.99 24.95
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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Benny Carter & Hal SchaeferCan Can & Anything Goes ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
A set that features songs from two different Cole Porter musicals – but done in a hip small combo mode all the way through! Both sides feature a quintet with Hal Schaefer on piano and Benny Carter on alto – and side two features vibes from Teddy Charles! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary ChandlerOutlook ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.98
Maybe the only album ever issued under the name of trumpeter Gary Chandler – but a smoking little set that rivals some of the best jazz funk records at the start of the 70s – including heavyweight classics on Prestige by Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, and Boogaloo Joe Jones! The feel here is very similar to those – given that the short-lived Eastbound label not only featured production work from Bob Porter, who handled the best Prestige funk sets – but also because the lineup here is filled with some of the top contemporaries from that scene – including Harold Ousley on tenor, Caesar Frazier on Hammond, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Dick Griffin on trombone, and the mighty Idris Muhammad on drums! Idris keeps things nice and funky, and tracks are long, and filled with smoking solos – the most famous of which is the album's cover of "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", with an excellent break intro – which has been sampled heavily over the years – alongside the tracks "The Jet Set", "Blues Dues", and "Kaleidoscope". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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ChasePure Music/Chase ... CD
Epic/Vocalion (UK), 1971/1974. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of albums from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band rhythms of the late 60s, as you might find in the work of Maynard Ferguson or Woody Herman – mixed with the hipper rhythms from the rockish underground, particularly in the work of Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago. Chase is a fair bit jazzier than both of those groups – as they often put the horns more upfront than the vocals – although most numbers do have some sort of vocals as well. Instrumentation is heavy on trumpets – which come together in blasting, blaring groove, even despite the smaller size of the combo – and Phil Porter lays down some great keyboard lines that really help some of the best tracks cook nicely. Titles include "Handbags & Gladrags", "Livin In Heat", "Open Up Wide", "Hello Groceries", "Boys & Girls Together", and "Invitation To A River". Ennea is a jazz rock classic that still sounds pretty darn tasty today – forged on the heels of Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears, but with a sound that's leaner and meaner! The group's led by trumpeter Bill Chase – hence their name – and features lead vocals by GG Shinn and Terry Richards, both in a style that's got the same blue-eyed jazz soul overtones as that used by the groups mentioned above. The real strength of the tracks, though, is their jazzy backings – horn-heavy, as you'd expect, and hitting some great riffs and licks on the album's side-long title "suite", which features many instrumental passages. Titles include "Hades", "Aphrodite (parts 1 & 2)", "Zeus", "Poseidon", "Cronus", "It Won't Be Long", "I Can Feel It", and "Night". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Cold BloodSisyphus ... LP
San Francisco, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by this legendary Bay Area funk combo – a key part of that city's crossover scene, and a group who always deserves a second listen! The album's a mixture of Sly Stone funk, Tower Of Power horns, and some of the hard-burning guitar/organ lines of groups like Santana – no surprise, since all 3 powerhouse acts were contemporaries of Cold Blood! The album includes the cut "Your Good Thing", a nice remake of the Hayes/Porter classic that features guest vocals by The Pointer Sisters. Other cuts include the monster 7 minute instrumental jammer "Shop Talk", plus "Funky On My Back", "Too Many People", and "I Can't Stay". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ry CooderBorderline ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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 Album (Noel Coward In New York/Noel Coward At Las Vegas) ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A great 2-fer – featuring both of Noel Coward's Columbia albums in one 70s set. First up is Noel Coward In New York – a very cool album from Coward – a talent you're probably more familiar with as a playwright, but who also happens to be quite the entertainer! This album is one of two great sets that Coward recorded live in the US in the mid 50s, and they really show him opening up a lot from earlier recordings – singing with an ease and swinging style that adds a whole new level to his classic compositions. It helps that Peter Matz is handling the backing and arrangements – jazzing up Noel's tunes with a nice 50s style – and the live setting of the recordings make them come off well, especially as the audiences are very enthusiastic! Titles include "Wait A Bit Joe", "Why Must The Show Go On", "I Like America", "Luisa", "I Went To A Marvelous Party", and "20th Century Blues". Next is Noel Coward at Las Vegas, 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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Noel CowardNoel Coward At Las Vegas ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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EmotionsChronicle – Greatest Hits ... CD
Volt/Stax, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
A nice collection of early work by The Emotions – pulled from their 2 early albums for Volt, as well as a few singles for the label. The set came out in 1979, and is clearly designed to catch the eye of late 70s customers hopped up on the group's disco hits – but the tracks were all recorded in the early 70s, and have a great Memphis soul sort of approach. Titles include "Baby I'm Through", "Stealin Love", "The Best Part of A Love Affair", "So I Can Love You", "Show Me How", "From Toys To Boys", and "Baby I'm Through". 14 tracks, and many are produced by Isaac Hayes & David Porter! 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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Caesar FrazierHail Caesar!/'75 ... CD
Eastbound/Ace (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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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 HayesBranded ... CD
Pointblank, 1995. Used ... $3.99
Ike's comeback LP from the mid 90s, and his last studio album! In an almost complete return to form, he gets together with his old running mates from Stax, including David Porter, and serves up a wonderful album of silky smooth, string-laden soul that stands tight next to his mid 70s classics! Includes "Ike's Plea", "Life's Mood", "Fragile", "Life's Mood II", "Summer In The City", "Let Me Love You", "I'll Do Anything (To Turn You On)", "Thanks To The Fool", "Branded", "Soulsville" and "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark and traycard has a promo sticker.)

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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 ... $24.99
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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Richard Groove HolmesGroove's Groove ... CD
Savoy, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
An assortment of tracks from Groove's later years on Muse Records – a great time when he dropped the electronics of some of his 70s sessions, and moved back to the small combo soul jazz grooving mode that first got him started in the jazz business! The tracks are all relatively long, and featuring an assortment of well-chosen players that include Idris Muhammad, Houston Person, Cecil Bridgewater, Jimmy Ponder, and Buddy Caldwell – all nicely recapturing the Prestige Records spirit, thanks to production work by Bob Porter and Houston Person. 10 tracks in all – including "Where Or When", "Groove's Groove", "My One & Only Love", "Stella By Starlight", "Broadway", and "Hackensack". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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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Bill MasonGetting' Off ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
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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Bill Mason/Gary ChandlerGettin' Off/Outlook (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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Garnet MimmsGarnet Mimms Has It All ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
Although we've always been partial to the 60s work of Garnet Mimms (we consider it some of the best male vocal soul of that decade), we've got to admit that he still sounds pretty darn good on this 1977 comeback album! As you'd guess from the date, a number of the tracks have a more modern approach – one that tries to put Garnet on the dancefloor with uptempo rhythms. However, there's also some killer cuts that have a wonderfully mellow feel the recalls all the greatness of the old days, while also taking Garnet into the range of the smooth soul of the 70s. Titles include "It's You", "What It Is", "Lovin Power", and "Johnny Porter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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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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PaperheadChew ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2017. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic level psych pop pastiche from The Paperhead – a young Nashville core trio (and just a little over a handful of studio collaborators) with an incredible ability to channel the coolest sounds of the late 60s-late 70s into a transcendently catchy sound of their own! We don't even know where to start in trying to describe the stylistic range – maybe we'd just start by saying the songs, one after another, are as solidly tuneful and accessible as their influences are far out and diverse – incredibly so on both front! They've got strains of both obscure and uberclassic psychedelia from early/Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, to late 60s psychedelic soul, to Byrds-y psych country, and well beyond. Arrangements-wise the songs all have tight core groove, and additional horns and strings when duty calls. Another proud Dusty Groove salute to Chicago's Trouble In Mind label for discovering and releasing such great stuff! Includes "The True Poet", "Pig", "Love You To Death", "Fairy Tales", "Porter's Fiddle", "Reincarnated", "Over And Over", "Little Lou", "Duly Noted", "Dama De Lavanda" and "Chew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, including the insert and download card.)

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Sam & DaveI Thank You ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good- ... $13.99
A killer by Sam & Dave – recorded in Memphis with crack work by the team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter, and unfortunately a record that was recorded by Stax, but stolen by Atlantic in their 1968 takeover of the label! Sam & Dave are at the height of their powers here – hitting on all burners with that tight funked-up southern soul style that made them one of the most popular acts of their generation – and although the pair may be familiar, they've got an energy that never fails to amaze us on a record like this! Titles include "I Thank You", "Don't Turn Your Heater On", "Love Is After Me", "Talk To The Man", "Don't Waste That Love", "Wrap It Up", and "You Don't Know What You Mean To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, with a promo sticker.)

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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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TemptationsHouse Party ... LP
Gordy, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 some edge wear.)

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Carla ThomasQueen Alone ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
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
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $4.99
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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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episodes 1, 2, & 3 (3CD set) ... CD
Because/Import (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $20.99
A special 3CD collection – one that brings together the first three volumes of Shaolin Soul – a great 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. The set features 62 tracks in all – and titles include "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins, "I Hear The Love Chimes" by Syl Johnson, "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" by Ann Peebles, "It's Over" by Eddie Holman, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackson 5, "Honey Bee" by The New Birth, "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory, "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" by The Mad Lads, "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, "Why Marry" by The Sweet Inspirations, "You're Getting Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Come Go With Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green, "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. CD

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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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✨✧ Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Bill Mason/Gary ChandlerGettin' Off/Outlook ... CD
Westbound, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily 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! (Please note that a version of "Let's Stay Together" has been shortened to the 4 minute single edit, due to space restrictions.) CD
Also available Gettin' Off/Outlook (UK pressing) ... CD 11.99

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousWattstax 2 – The Living Word ... LP
Stax, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second volume of live material recorded at Stax's legendary Wattstax concert in LA. Richard Pryor is the MC, and does a lot of comedy material, and titles include "Steal Away" and "Stop Doggin Me" by Johnny Taylor, "Lift Every Voice" by Kim Weston, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The Dramatics, "Rolling Down A Mountainside" by Isaac Hayes, "Peace Be Still" by The Emotions, and "Can't See You When I Want To" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splitting, a cutout hole, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissComplete Imperial Sessions ... CD
Imperial/Blue Note, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from one of the most overlooked alto talents of all-time! This beautiful CD features tracks from Sonny's 3 rare albums on Imperial – Jazz USA, Go Man, and Plays Cole Porter. The records were all recorded in 1956 – and they feature some of the strongest bop playing to ever come out of LA, total proof that that city wasn't always noodling around with cool jazz during the 50s! Sonny plays alto so well you want to cry – and every note is perfectly placed, with just the right mix of technical skill and warm soulful humanity. Most of this material has only ever been reissued in Japan – and the CD includes wealth of excellent cuts like "If I Had You", "I Love You", "Wailin With Joe", "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday" – but the whole thing's great! CD

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Loves Cole ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ella's revisiting the Cole Porter songbook–this time with arrangements from Nelson Riddle! Once again produced by Norman Granz, the orchestra features Harry Edison on trumpet, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Tommy Flanagan on piano, and includes wonderful versions of "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Silk Stockings", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Love For Sale", "Anything Goes", and "At Long Last Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Pharoahe MonchDesire ... CD
SRC/Universal, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
A strong return to the mic from the one-and-only Pharoahe Monch – his unbelievably long-awaited follow up to the amazing Internal Affairs – and one of the best major label hip hop LPs of the first half of '07! Pharoahe's nearly decade long absense from the mainstream seems to have spawned a bit of a contemplative streak on some tunes, an anthemic streak on others, and a modern cultural awareness that might catch you off guard – if you only know him for the "Girlies, rub on ya . . ." mantra, you don't know the half it. Welcome back! Production by Alchemist, Black Milk and others. Titles include "Free", "Desire" feat Showtyme, a reimagining of PE's "Welcome To The Terrordome", "What It Is", "When The Gun Draws", "Body Baby", "Bar Tap" feat Mela Machinko, "Hold On" feat Erykah Badu, "So Good" and the epic closer "Trilogy" (Acts I, II and III) feat Mr Porter, Dwele and Tone. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Various101 Stax – 101 Of The Greatest Tracks From The Legendary Record Label (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
5CDs, and a set that's overflowing with classic tracks from the legendary Stax Records – with an especially heavy emphasis on the label's genius moments from 1968 to the mid 70s! There's way too much here to list, but some of the more unusual tracks include "What A Man" by Linda Lyndell, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Funky Robot (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "Circuit's Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Sweetback's Theme" by Melvin Van Peebles, "Help" by David Porter, "Starting All Over Again" by Mel & Tim, "I Could Never Be President" by Johnnie Taylor, "How Can I Be A Witness" by RB Hudmon, "What Goes Around Must Come Around" by Sons Of Slum, "Harlem Heaven" by Rance Allen, "Mother's Day" by 24 Carat Black, "Bump & Boogie (part 1)" by The Wrecking Crew, "Chains Of Love" by Jimmy Hughes, "Itch & Scratch (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "What's Usual Ain't Natural" by Eric Mercury, "Lovin You Lovin Me" by Sandra Wright, "What Do You See In Her" by Hot Sauce, "The Creeper Returns" by Little Sonny, and "It's Worth A Whippin" by Shirley Brown. CD

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✨✧ JazzgroupiezMillinaissance EP (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazzgroupiez, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Steve HobbsTribute To Bobby ... CD
Challenge (Netherlands), 2018. Used ... $11.99
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
(Includes slipcase.)

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Sly & The Family StoneLife (numbered limited deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1968. Used ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Brian Wilson/Ben GreenmanI Am Brian Wilson – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 32.00
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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✨✧ FelaVinyl Box Set #3 (London Scene/Shakara/Afrodisiac/Gentlemen/Upside Down/Zombie/ITT) (7LP box set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. Used 7LP Box Set (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set of work from the legendary Fela Kuti – seven full albums, served up in an ultra-limited box set – all hand-chosen by the equally legendary Brian Eno! Eno was a key supporter of Afro Funk in the 70s, and it's no surprise that just about every record here is one of Fela's standout classics – albums that include his excellent early UK recordings on London Scene, through Nigerian classics that include Shakara, Afrodisiac, Gentlemen, Upside Down, and Zombie – as well as the massively political, album-length jam of ITT (International Thief Thief)! Every album comes with the original record art too – and the set's one of the heaviest funk packages you could ever hope to find. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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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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✨✧ Sly & The Family StoneLife (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 the bonus track "Only One Way Out Of This Mess" – previously unissued! CD
Also available Life (numbered limited deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Steve HobbsTribute To Bobby ... CD
Challenge (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... 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
Also available Tribute To Bobby ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Steve YoungSeven Bridges Road – The Complete Recordings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ace (UK), 1972. New Copy ... 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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