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Ives/Porter/DonovanYankee Music – Violin Sonata No 4/6 Songs/General William Booth's Entrance Into Heaven/Viola Sonata/Serenade – Radiana Porter/Genevieve Pitot/Mordecai Bauman/Albert Hirsh/Joseph Szigeti/Adnor Foldes/Quincy Porter ... LP
CRI, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear and a few pieces of clear tape.)

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David PorterCan't See You When I Want To/Win You Over ... 7-inch
Stax, 1965. Very Good- ... $29.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl plays with some crackles. Label has a drillhole and peeled spot.)

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✨✧ David PorterInto A Real Thing ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Sealed Gatefold ... $24.99
A definite real thing from the mighty David Porter – one of his killer solo albums for Stax Records, after splitting his partnership with Isaac Hayes at the end of the 60s – and a record that really matches some of Ike's classic solo sets for sheer ambition and power! Porter's approach is a bit more earthy – almost some deeper soul currents in the music, set alongside fuller arrangements that bring in some gentle funk currents at the bottom, and a complicated instrumental approach that still stays plenty soulful, while stunning us with a level of complexity. Like Hayes, Porter talks a bit along with his vocals – and Ike helps out on one track, but clearly lets David give the album most of his own flavor. Titles include a long version of "Hang On Sloopy", one that goes on for over 11 minutes, and with a soul sound that's very different than the original – and other tracks include "I Don't Wanna Cry", "Ooo Wee Girl", "Thirty Days", "Grocery Man", and "Too Real To Live A Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker. Shrinkwrap is aged, with a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... $4.99
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

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Gregory PorterOne Night Only – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (CD & DVD) ... CD
Blue Note, 2019. New Copy CD & DVD ... $13.99
Gregory Porter live at London's Royal Albert Hall – backed not only by his excellent core band, but also the 60+ piece London Studio Orchestra – really pulling off a masterstroke in the way he can bring out all the lush promise of the orchestral setting while staying rooted in intimate soul! Credit conductor and arranger Vince Mendoza for the subtle finesse of the orchestra – never getting too big and lush for the sake of bigness – but it's the warmth of Gregory Porter's voice at the center that gives this such a real vibe, steering free of nostalgia on songs from his Nat King Cole & Me project while bringing grander instrumentation, but no less intimate of a vibe to songs from Porter's own songbook. Includes "Mona Lisa", "Don't Lose Your Steam", "Hey Laura", "Smile", "In Heaven", "The Lonely One", "Ballerina", "Miss Otis Regrets", "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas", "Nature Boy", "But Beautiful", "Ballerina", "For All We Know", "When Love Was King", "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is" and more. and more. 19 tracks on the CD – and it comes with the DVD of the performance, too! CD

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Lewis Porter & Phil ScarffThree Minutes To Four ... CD
Whaling City Sound, 2017. Used ... $1.99
... 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 ... $11.99
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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Pops PorterBaby Put Your Legs Upside The Wall Let Me See If You've Got Bad Blood (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Bar Bare, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The title kind of says it all – or at least delivers about half the lyrics of the tune – so let us just tell you that the track's an obscure bluesy number from Chicago, with guitar and vocals by Pops, in kind of a rootsy, side-of-Maxwell street sort of mode. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Randy PorterModern Reflections ... CD
Heavywood, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy Porter TrioEight Little Feet ... CD
Heavywood, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Porter WagonerPorter Wagoner ... LP
MCA, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ David PorterGritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It ... LP
Enterprise, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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
(Vinyl has just a few light marks. Cover is in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Gregory Porter1960 What (orig, Opolopo kick & bass re-rub) (180 gram pressing) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great groove from singer Gregory Porter – the first tune that really brought him to our attention – making a debut appearance here on vinyl! The original of "1960 What" is plenty great – running for over 12 minutes, and building in this jazzy groove that's really wonderful – topped by vocals from Porter that almost rank with some of Gil Scott-Heron's best in the 70s! The remix tries for a bit more of a contemporary rhythm – nice enough, but we're more than happy just to have the original version on wax. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm from John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and getting some strong tenor work from the mighty Eric Alexander – and as the set goes on, the group also brings in Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and Steve Turre on trombone. But the key force here is the singers – especially Porter and Elling, who seem to find an old school space with the group that really takes them back to their roots. Elling sings on "You Needed Me", "Portrait Of Jennie", and "Billie's Bounce"'; Porter sings on "Afro Blue" and "The Man From Hyde Park"; Monheit sings on "I'll Take Romance" and "My One & Only Love"; and Norah Jones sings on "Don't Misunderstand" and "Fools Rush In". CD also features Alexis Cole on "Such Is Life" – and the instrumental tracks "The Chief", "Mozzin", and "Bobby Benny Jymie Lee Bu". CD

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✨✧ Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... CD
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2017. 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! CD

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✨✧ Rochberg/Jacobi/Shulman/Porter/LiebermannAmerican Viola Works – Sonata For Viola & Piano/Fantasy For Viola & Piano/Theme & Variations/Speed Etude/Sonata For Viola & Piano – Cathy Basrak/William Koehler/Robert Koenig ... CD
Cedille, 1999/2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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Carlos Barbosa-LimaPlays The Music Of Luiz Bonfa & Cole Porter ... LP
Concord, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A well-recorded album of solo guitar – one side with music by Luiz Bonfa, the other featuring Cole Porter tunes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy.)

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Dave BrubeckAnything Goes – The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Dave and the quartet pay tribute to the songwriting genius of Cole Porter – working with familiar older tunes, but nicely unlocking them with a strong sense of Brubeck modernism! Things start out slow, but get extremely playful as the set goes on – with fresh timings and phrasings that move the chestnuts past their usual territory – and allow some great space for crisp alto solos by Paul Desmond, always a treat in any Brubeck set! Dave himself sounds slightly heavier in his left hand on the keys – hitting things with a harder tone than one might expect for a Cole Porter session, and again making for an unusual twist for the material. Titles include "Night & Day", "Anything Goes", "Love For Sale", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "All Through The Night", and "You're The Top". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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Benny CarterBenny Carter Plays Cole Porter's Can Can & Anything Goes/Aspects ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1958. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Frank Chacksfield & His OrchestraMusic Of Cole Porter ... CD
Phase 4/Polygram, 1972. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Wilbur De ParisWilbur De Paris Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Features Wilbur DeParis on trombone, Sidney DeParis on cornet, Doc Cheatham on trumpet, and Omer Simeon on clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandColumbia Album Of Cole Porter ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Lee WileyLee Wiley Sings The Songs Of George & Ira Gershwin & Cole Porter – The 1939 to 1940 Liberty Music Shop Recordings ... LP
Audiophile, 1939/1940. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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VariousCole Porter Songbook ... CD
Concord, 1997. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlier Parker Plays Cole Porter – Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ParkerCharlier Parker Plays Cole Porter – Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label trumpeter logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has lightly bent corners and a bit of flaking at the top seam held down with clear tape.)
 
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Ivie Anderson/Helen HumesBlack & White Masters Vol 2 ... LP
Storyville (Japan), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Great small group work from these two 40s singers! Ivie Anderson sings with her All Stars group – a combo that features Willie Smith on alto, Buddy Collette on baritone, Gene Porter on tenor, and Wilbert Baranco on piano and arrangements – plus a few tracks with Phil Moore's orchestra, and Lucky Thompson on tenor. Helen Humes sings with Buck Clayton on trumpet and Wild Bill Moore on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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Noel CowardNoel Coward At Las Vegas ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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. Cover has clear tape on the top & bottom seams, light wear, and some aging.)

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Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Pacific/Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... On May 17, 2019
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note Tone Poet Series – 2019 remaster on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Ella FitzgeraldSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Verve, 2017. Used ... $4.99
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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Ajay Heble & Rob WallacePeople Get Ready – The Future Of Jazz Is Now ... Book
Duke, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99 26.95
The future of jazz is now, even if it's in the past – as the editors here bring together a selection of essays that document the forward-thinking movements in jazz from the mid 60s onwards – some of which are only getting full appreciation all these many years later! There's a nice variety of subjects from an equally nice variety of writers – and essays include "Jeanne Lee's Voice" by Eric Porter, "Days Of Bread & Roses" by Mark Ribot, "Experimental Music In The Academy In New York City" by Tamar Barzel, "The Antiquity Of The Avant Garde" by John Szwed, "Black Jazz In The Digital Age" by Greg Tate, and "Ancient To The Future" by members of the AACM, including Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts, Don Moye, Wadada Leo Smith, and Roscoe Mitchell. There's also a section on the "Jazz Photography Of Thomas King" – and the whole thing is 312 pages, softcover, with some black and white photographs. Book

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Billie HolidayFirst Issue – The Great American Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
34 tracks in all – classic recordings of material by George Gerswhin, Irvin Berlin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and others! CD
(Out of print. CRC club pressing.)

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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
(Mono 6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear and a few stickers.)

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Illinois JacquetBosses Of The Ballad ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Illinois Jacquet's gutsy tenor sound is restrained a bit in this beautiful set of Cole Porter ballads, played with accompaniment by a small orchestra of woodwinds and strings – but the sound is great throughout, thanks to some wonderfully deep tones and great production! Benny Golson and Tom McIntosh did the arrangements, so the material's pretty hip – and Illinois does a great job of opening these tracks up in the same way that someone like Ike Quebec would – lustily blowing with a sense of tone and phrasing that makes even simple moments sparkle with understated brilliance! The album's an under-acknowledged Argo session, and one with a beautiful late night feel – tracks that include "I Love You", "Do I Love You", "Begin The Beguine", "Get Out Of Town", and "Everytime We Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label promo with deep groove.)

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Nara LeaoMy Foolish Heart ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Nara Leao's last album – a set of mellow jazz standards, produced and arranged by Roberto Menescal with a sweet modern bossa finish! The whole thing's got a very dreamy feel, as Nara sings Portuguese translations of classics by Rogers & Hart, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and others – tracks that include "You'll Never Know", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Where Or When", "Summertime", "My Foolish Heart", and "I'm In The Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Jimmy McGriffMcGriff's House Party ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Jimmy McGriff's having a house party – and he's invited along Lonnie Smith for a unique double-organ groove! Smith's only on about half the album's tracks, but the rest feature some great tenor from Eric Alexander, plus a bit more from Bill Easley – both artists who are well-suited to a Hammond-heavy groove! Other players include Kenny Rampton on trumpet, Rodney Jones on guitar, and Bernard Purdie on drums – the last two of whom really help give the set a classic feel, working in a very old school setting – with production by Bob Porter in the studio of Rudy Van Gelder. Titles include "Blues For Stitt", "Neckbones A La Carte", "Dishin The Dirt", "Grits Gravy & Groove", "That's All", and "Red Cadillac Boogaloo". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Charlie ParkerModern Jazz Collectors Series (Bird Blows The Blues/Alternate Masters Vols 1 & 2) (3LP set) ... LP
Dial/Spotlite (UK), Late 40s. Near Mint- 3LPs ... $84.99
A fantastic package for Charlie Parker collectors – a box set that replicates three 12" albums issued by Dial Records – the great Bird Blows The Blues, plus both volumes of the Alternate Masters series – all with original artwork. Includes both Hollywood and New York recordings – with performances by Miles Davis on trumpet, Lucky Thompson and Wardell Gray on tenor, Duke Jordan and Dodo Marmarosa on piano, Alvin Garrison and Barney Kessel on guitar, Tommy Potter and Red Callender on bass, and Max Roach and Roy Porter on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all three replica album sleeves, and insert too!)

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Oscar Pettiford/Barry GalbraithManhattan Jazz Septette ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Wonderful work by Oscar Pettiford! Manhattan Jazz Septette is a nice mid 50s effort from– with a sound that ranges from an easy-going, lightly swinging style to full on, dexterous workouts! The arrangements by Manny Alban really allows for a lot of tight grooving from a stellar group – including Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Osie Johnson on drums, Urbie Green on trombone, Hal McKusick on alto, and Eddie Costa on piano and vibes! Titles include "King Porter Stomp", "Never Never Land", "Like Listen", "Rapid Transit", the great Herbie Mann showcase "Flute Cocktail", My Shining Hour" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a small bit of tape on the seams, but is nice overall.)

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Pharoahe MonchDesire ... LP
SRC/Universal, 2007. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered SRC sleeve.)

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Potter & TillmanNew York To LA – Coasting ... LP
Po/et/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... About April 23, 2019
This album was recorded in both LA and New York and mainly features songs written by David Tillman and Andy Porter as well as some of their band members. Potter plays a variety of percussion instruments and drums, Tillman plays keyboards and synthesizers and they are joined by Ryo Kawaski on guitar, Grep Alper on tenor and soprano sax, Russel Blake on bass, and Justo Almario on tenor sax – plus vocals by a young Carmen Lundy! Tracks include "Renaissance Man, Chapter One", "Just Passing Thru", "In Your Eyes", "Snake Funk, Pt 2", and "Good Morning Kiss". Potter and Tillman also produced. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobbi RogersTommy Wolf Can Really Hang You Up The Most ... LP
Focus, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A lovely little tribute to one of our favorite songwriters of all time – the lyrical genius Tommy Wolf, whose compositions were first championed back in the 50s and 60s by Bob Dorough, Jackie & Roy, and Blossom Dearie! Wolf's got a wonderful way with a twist of a phrase – playful, but never too silly – just freshly original in a world of overdone standards, and a reminder that creative American songwriting didn't stop with Cole Porter and Harold Arlen! Bobbi's voice has a warmly sweet quality that makes for a slightly different approach to the material than others before her – and backing on the record is by a piano trio led and arranged by Chick Cicchetti. Titles include "There Are Days When I Don't Think Of You At All", "Say Cheese", "I'm Alright Til You Touch Me", "It's Nice Weather For Ducks", "You Smell So Good", "I've Never Been Anything", and "A Face Like Yours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Bill RussoWorld Of Alcina ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the most ambitious recordings ever from Bill Russo – the composer/arranger who first rose to fame with Stan Kenton, and who's working here in an even more modern extension of Kentonite ideals! Side one of the record features Russo's beautiful composition "The World Of Alcina" – a tune originally written as a jazz ballet, but which comes across here with the fluid tones and deep colors of some of the more serious jazz soundtracks from the time. The 18 minute piece features some especially great work on horns – played by a large brace of brass instruments used with the careful, sensitive styles that clearly show an influence from Kenton. Side two features shorter tunes – most composed by Russo too, and played in ways that resonate more strongly with west coast small combo work of the time. There's a nice sense of counterpoint on most numbers, and a few tunes feature great interplay between Russo's valve trombone, Bill Porter's slide trombone, and the twin tenors of Sandy Mosse and Bill Trujillo – while others have a more open soloing style, with just Russo and Trujillo as the main horns. Rhythm is by Eddie Baker on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Mickey Simonetta on drums – and tracks include "For My Sister", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "L'Affair Bugs", "Bill's Blues", and "Speculum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with the "long playing unbreakable" logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Sam & DaveDouble Dynamite ... LP
Stax, 1966. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Sublime early Stax work from Sam & Dave – the kind of record that forever changed the way the male voice was used in group soul music! The rhythms on the tunes are totally raw – bass, drums, and guitar that are kind of fused into a dirty funky bottom that proves a perfect foil for the leaping vocal mode of the pair – a chunky sort of blend that was one of the boldest new sounds to come out of the Memphis scene of the time. Sam & Dave also get some key support here from another important duo – that of Isaac Hayes & David Porter, who wrote a good portion of tracks on the set, and were no doubt instrumental in the groove! A killer, and the sort of record that changed male duet (and group) singing for generations to come! Titles include "You Got Me Hummin", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Use Me", and "Sweet Pains" – plus a great cover of "I'm Your Puppet". PLEASE NOTE: there is an abrupt edit at the end of "Soothe Me" and "Just Can't Get Enough", which is how the record was originally pressed, probably from masters cut for 45s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Labels have a name in pen. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a bit of aging.)

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Sam & DaveI Thank You ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, & Bob BrookmeyerStretching Out ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Near Mint- ... $99.99
A very well-titled album – as it definitely features Zoot Sims and Al Cohn stretching out – pushing their groove a bit more than on some of their tightly-composed mid 50s sessions for RCA! The lineup is still slightly large – an octet that features Zoot and Al on tenor, plus the latter on some baritone sax too – plus Harry Edison on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Freddie Green on guitar, and Hank Jones on piano – working with a relaxed, easygoing vibe that swings in a gentle style that really opens up the solos. Titles include "Stretching Out", "Now Will You Be Good", "King Porter", and "Bee Kay". All this, and the album has a cover of a very sexy model – stretching out! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has very light surface wear and a light stain on back.)

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Willie 'The Lion' Smith & Don EwellGrand Piano Duets ... CD
Exclusive/Sackville, 1967. Used ... $7.99
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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Soul ChildrenWhere Is Your Woman Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
In their post-Stax years, the Soul Children became a trio, and were trying for a smoother group soul sound on the Epic label. Sometimes this meant that the tracks got a little uptempo, in hopes of a crossover hit – but mostly, it meant that they were taking advantage of some of the changing sounds of the south, and turning from a raw soul group into a smoother one. This session features production by David Porter at Malaco studios, with the kind of mellow slightly funky vibe that the studio was perfect at for a few years. Titles include "Take Me Make Me", "Head On Collision", "Where Is Your Woman Tonight", "There Always", and "You Don't Need A Ring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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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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Billy StrayhornCue For Saxophone ... CD
Decca/London (UK), 1959. Used ... $8.99
An unusual non-Ellington session from Billy Strayhorn – but one that's recorded in septet formation with plenty of the Duke's men at his side! Strayhorn's in the lead on piano, and other players include Quentin Jackson on trombone, Cue Porter (Johnny Hodges?) on alto sax, Shorty Baker on trumpet, and Russell Procope on clarinet – all gliding nicely with a bit more solo room than usual, in the great swing-based mode used by the Felsted label for it's short-lived series of sessions. Titles include "Watch Your Cue", "Cue's Blue Now", "Cherry", "Gone With The Wind", and "Rose Room". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnnie TaylorWanted One Soul Singer ... CD
Stax/Atlantic, 1967. Used ... $9.99
Johnnie Taylor's first album for Stax – and a tremendous little set that easily stands as one of his greatest records ever! Sure, we love Johnnie in all his incarnations – but there's a special sort of something here – a rawness and earnestness – that makes the whole thing shine right from the start – a crispy sort of Memphis vibe that has the Stax Records team really hitting their stride. The set's filled with great tunes from the team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter – including "I Got To Love Somebody's Baby", "Toe Hold", "Outside Love", "Little Bluebird", and "I Had A Dream" – and also features great versions of "Watermelon Man", "Ain't That Loving You", and "Where Can A Man Go From Here". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carla ThomasCarla ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1966. Used ... $9.99
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". CD

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Carla ThomasQueen Alone ... CD
Stax, 1967. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Tray card has a cutout mark.)

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Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Reprise/Warner (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
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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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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✨✧ 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 ... $11.99
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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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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VariousEngine Room – A History Of Jazz Drumming From Storyville To 52nd Street (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
Includeds tracks from Tony Sharbaro, Baby Dodds, Andrew Hilaire, Ben Pollack, Sid Catlett, Gene Krupa, Gus Johnson, Buddy Rich, Specs Powell, Louis Bellson, Sonny Payne, Cuba Austin, Ben Thigpen, JC Heard, Chick Webb, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Roy Porter, Shadow Wilson, Roy Haynes and more – 95 tracks in all!!! CD
(Out of print. Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from the American underground – all with a nice emphasis on the grooves and rhythms – in a way that you might have heard back at Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon! The set's a great reminder that music can be progressive and groovy at the same time – and the whole thing's overflowing with righteous treasures that include "Jessica" by Roy Porter, Namaste" by Seeds Of Fulfillment", "In Every Way" by Reverie, "Open Your Mind" by Southern Energy Ensemble, "Flying Colors" by James Williams, "Dipping" by Johnny Walker, "Here Comes The Family" by Peter Giger's Family Of Percussion & Archie Shepp, "Brotherhood" by Kamal Abdul Alim, "Sun Shower" by Byron Morris & Unity, and "Freedom Road" by The Pharoahs. CD
Also available Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... LP 24.99

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VariousShades Of Grey – Mixed By Greyboy ... CD
Ubiquity, 2004. Used ... $6.99
The first-ever official mix by Greyboy – and it's a killer! The set brings together Greyboy's years of funk collecting and work on the turntables in clubs around the world – and features a blistering array of older singles, mixed up together with lots of cuts, scratches, edits, and loops – never in a way that gets in the way of the grooves, and done with a real appreciation for the original source materials. The CD also features a few tracks by Greyboy himself, but most of the titles on the mix are older numbers – and titles include "Hancok's Hideaway" by The Messengers, "Finger Lickin Good" by Richard Dimples Fields, "Sad Chicken" by Leroy & The Drivers, "Bad Luck" by Hank Carbo, "Fell Into A Bag" by River City, "Wavering" by Roy Porter, "Ms Fatback" by Saundra Phillips, "U Blew My Mind" by Vernon Garrett, and "Want Your Man" by Julia Dewitt. CD

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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 ... $24.99
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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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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VariousSound Traditions – Burnin Up The Strings – The Best Of Bluegrass Instrumentals Vol 1 ... CD
Rural Rhythm, 2006. Used ... $1.99
Music from Tater Tate, Hylo Brown & the Timberliners, Curly Fox, Earl Taylor, Dale Porter, the Ritchey Brothers, Reno & Harrell, Vassar Clements, Curly Fox, Clarence 'Hound Dog' Jackson, Bob Ensign & the Stump Jumpers & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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VariousStax Does The Beatles (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... On April 13, 2019 (delayed)
Stax Does The Beatles – and they do a pretty nice job of it too! The collection's a much better one than you might expect from the title and cover – as the grooves here are all pretty darn soulful, and not just simple copycat modes of hits by the Fab Four – but even more importantly, the package features a number of previously unissued tracks from the Stax Records vaults – making it even more essential, even if you have some of the originals! The vibe here is totally great – a real transformation of The Beatles' original ideas – taken into heavier Memphis soul territory, which often gets increasingly righteous during some of the later recordings here. Previously unreleased titles include "Got To Get You Into My Life" by Booker T & The MGs, "Yesterday (live)" by Carla Thomas, "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Bar-Kays, and an alternate take of "Day Tripper" by Otis Redding – plus "Help" by David Porter, "And I Love Her" by Reggie Milner, "Something" by Issac Hayes, "Hey Jude" by The Bar-Kays, "My Sweet Lord" by John Gary Williams, and "Lady Madonna" by Booker T & The MGs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Release delayed a bit past Record Store Day – still coming soon!)

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VariousSteppin Across The USA – Vol 1 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $5.99
A great little set of smooth soul tunes – put together from the Chicago Stepper's scene, and featuring some great obscure gems from the late 70s, 80s, and 90s! Titles include "Long Distance Love" by Faze, "Got The Right Attitude" by Tashan, "The Affair" by Lonnie Jordan, "So I Like You" by Degree Of Motion, "Hail The Word (deep state dub)" by Isis, "Day Dream" by Mark Johnson, "True Love" by Billy Porter, "Little Red Boat (Gizmo's Groove)" by Angel Grant, and "Close" by Mark Winkler. CD
(Note: Some of the titles here were mastered from vinyl sources – but we've been assured that the collection is legit.)

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
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
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD 11.99

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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
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP 18.99

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 22.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Guilty SimpsonOde To The Ghetto ... CD
Stones Throw, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guilty Simpson moves from the Detroit underground to Stones Throw – his block ready Ode To The Ghetto – a deft blend of uncompromising, tried-and-true street hip hop rhymes, and innovative funky production! Guilty keeps it ghetto on the mic – a straight up street struggle diary – while Madib and Oh No seem to relish the opportunity to bring some far reaching, but tightly thumping backdrops to that environment. J Dilla's legacy lives on the the track he produced, while Mr Porter and the ever reliable Black Milk bring some gritty genius for good measure! Titles include "American Dream", "Robbery", "She Won't Stay At Home", "Footwork", "Ode To The Ghetto", "Get Bitches", I Must Love You", "The Future" feat MED, "Pigs, "My Moment", "Run" feat Seap P & Black Milk, "Kinda Live", "Yikes", "The Real Me", the DJ Babu-produced "Kill Em'", and "Almighty Dreadnaughtz" feat Sumper MC, Krizsteel and Kinnie Ross. CD

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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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✨✧ Wilson PickettHey Jude/Right On ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1969/1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". Right On features some damn funky work from Wilson Pickett – maybe his hardest-hitting album from the early years at Atlantic. The set is sharp and tight right from the start – mostly recorded in Miami with that new approach to southern soul that was brewing up in the Criteria Studios at the time – lots of emphasis on the rhythms, in a mode that would later break big at TK, but which is still handled here by players who made the trip down from Muscle Shoals! Wilson gets a bit of backing vocal help from a group that features Judy Clay and Cissy Houston – but honestly, it's his vocals that are right out in front of the mix all the way through – sounding bold, proud, and loud on tracks that include "Funky Way", "Steal Away", "Hey Joe", "Groovy Little Woman", "This Old Town", "Lord Pity Us All", "Woman Likes To Hear That", and "Sweet Inspiration" – plus three bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Jimmy RowlesKinda Groovy ... LP
Capitol/Return To Analog (Canada), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kinda Groovy, indeed – one of the most interesting records ever from pianist Jimmy Rowles – as it also features the pianist singing a bit, too – in that raspy voice of his we find totally charming! The mix of vocal sand instrumentation has a lot of the same appeal as Jack Sheldon's records in that mode – a famous instrumentalist giving us a rare chance of hearing the sorts of charms he'd bring to a live setting – and the group here features Jimmy in great west coast company – with Howard Roberts on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Your Mind Is On Vacation", "I Can't Resist You", "Me & You", "A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid", and "Miss Brown To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Come With Me", "Tryin Times", "Chaos", "It's Madness", "Make Right", "Welcome To My World", "Follow The Sun", and "Late I Rise". CD

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✨✧ VariousMore Mellow Cats & Kittens – Hot R&B & Cool Blues 1946 to 1952 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent music from that postwar stretch when it seemed like all the genres were wonderfully unstable – and so may different sounds and styles were coming into contact with each other! This set serves up a brilliant batch of genre-crossing sounds from the LA scene at the time – music that isn't quite jazz, isn't really blues, maybe hints at R&B to come – yet which somehow bristles with the best that all those styles had to offer – and a lot more too! The work here is all from the stunningly deep catalog of Modern Records – and the collection features 15 tracks that have never been issued before – all documenting the wonderful wealth of fresh styles coming out of LA at the time. The work here has echoes of bop, swing, and lots of soulful modes to come – and titles include "Yas Yas Yas" by Three Bits Of Rhythm, "Bardu's Boogie" by Bardu Ali, "Just Got Back" by Jimmy Grissom, "How Long" by Kitty Stevenson, "Bacon Blues" by Clarence Williams, "Cake Jumps" by Al Cake Wichard, "Goodnight Wherever You Are" by The Scamps, "Lazy Daisy" by The Noc-Tunes, "Sister Kool Breeze" by Jake Porter, "Billboard Special" by tiny Webb, "Looky Ploot" by Emmitt Slay & His Slayriders, "Going Home Blues" by Hootie McShann, "Your Red Wagon" by Butch Stone, and "Jive I Like" by Pearl Traylor. CD

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✨✧ VariousWe Respect Stax: Breaks & Beats ... CD
Stax/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
19 breakbeat classics from the Stax label – hard and heavy Memphis funk numbers that will fill your crates with incredible grooves! There's loads of rare ones here – and titles include "Memphis BK" by Little Sonny, "24 Carat Black Theme" by 24 Carat Black, "Skin Valley Serenade" by Skin Alley, "Gengin" by Chico Hamilton, "Which Way" by The Leaders, "I'll Never Grow Old" by The Charmells, "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter, "I'll Play The Blues For You" by Albert King, "LA Jazz Song" by Booker T & The MGs, "Nasty Soul" by Black Nasty, and lots lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ChaseChase (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
The debut album 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herman's HermitsBoth Sides Of Herman's Hermits ... LP
MGM, 1966. Near Mint- ... 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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the first true moments of genius from pianist Oscar Peterson – and maybe for the young Verve Records label too – as the fledgling company must have really known they had something special on their hands, and took Oscar into the studio many times in the early 50s to record a fresh take on the American songbook of the 20th Century! Every album here is based around a specific composer – Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and others – but Peterson makes the music completely his own – really crashing into the tunes with his inventively rhythmic approach, given fantastic accompaniment by Ray Brown on bass, and either Barney Kessel or Herb Ellis on guitar. These performances are a wonderful link between piano traditions – as Peterson's able to play with the lyrical touches of some of the more showy players of earlier years, yet brings everything into focus with a bop-oriented swing that's sharp and cool. This massive set features 10 full albums in all, and a total of 113 tracks – all with notes on the music and sessions. Albums include Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter, Plays Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Vincent Youmans, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, and Jimmy McHugh. CD

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✨✧ Sam & DaveI Thank You ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD

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✨✧ Sam & DaveSam & Dave ... CD
Roulette/Collectors Choice, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some very tasty work from one of the greatest soul duos ever – pre-Stax recordings from the duo of Sam Moore and Dave Prater, pulled together as a full Roulette album to cash in on their later 60s hits for the Memphis soul powerhouse! Despite that earlier status, though, the tracks are all pretty darn great – recorded with a raw soul sound that's hard and deep all the way through, with lots of emphasis on the vocals – which are brilliant, and even a bit less restrained than their work at Stax – with a tuff soul edge that shows that the pair were great, even before they hooked up with Isaac Hayes and David Porter! Tracks include "It Feels So Nice", "It Was So Nice While It Lasted", "Keep A Walkin", "If She'll Still Have Me", "You Ain't No Big Thing Baby", "No More Pain", and "I Found Out". CD

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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 ... 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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✨✧ Gary ChandlerOutlook ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Bill MasonGetting' Off ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... 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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✨✧ Melvin SparksTexas Twister (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousMotown Christmas ... LP
Motown, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and although the cover art is a bit underwhelming, our hats are off to Motown for re-igniting the label's commitment to quality Christmas tunes! Titles include "Go Tell It On The Mountain/Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Gregory Porter & Anita Wilson, "The Christmas Song" by Ne Yo & Tasha Cobbs, "It's Christmas Time" by Smokey Robinson & Kevin Ross, "This Christmas" by Brian Courtney Wilson & Gene Moore, "Angels We Have Heard On Hihg" by Kierra Sheard & Chrisette Michele, "Mary Did You Know" by India Arie & Gene Moore, "O Holy Night" by Smokie Norful, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Tasha Cobbs, and "Bethlehem" by Kem & Janice Gaines. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ChaseChase ... LP
Epic, 1971. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
The debut album 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and partially split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine ... LP
World Pacific, 1958. Very Good+ ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and discoloration from age, still looks nice!)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Someone To Watch Over Me ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Lloyd Glenn & His JoymakersTexas Man ... LP
Jukebox Lil (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The famous postwar pianist hailed from Texas, but he did his best recording in LA – which is the case with these great sides, which include work from James Peterson on tenor, Gene Phillips on guitar, and Jake Porter on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneHot Coles ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Willie 'The Lion' Smith & Don EwellGrand Piano Duets ... CD
Exclusive/Sackville, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Grand Piano Duets ... CD 7.99
 
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Jackson C FrankJackson C Frank ... LP
Columbia/Antarctica Starts Here, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
The only album ever recorded by troubled folk singer Jackson C Frank – but more than enough to have built up a huge legend around his music over the years! The album's a gem right from the very first note – and has that incredibly personal, incredibly unique feel you get in a rare few records like this – maybe Nick Drake (who claimed Frank as an influence) or Fred Neil – yet like both of them, a completely individual set that will leave you breathless at the end, and frustrated that you've got nothing else to follow it with! The record was produced by a young Paul Simon – who was working in British clubs during the same stretch that Frank was in London – and a young Al Stewart also plays just a bit on the record – another key supporter of Jackson's early music, as was Bert Jansch. Yet even without those famous friends, the record would be more than enough on its own – so years ahead of its time, the record companies never knew what to do with it – which has kept it very fresh over the years – the kind of set that's waiting to be discovered by an elite few. Titles include "Milk & Honey", "Yellow Walls", "Kimbie", "Blues Run The Game", "Don't Look Back", "Here Come The Blues", and "Just Like Anything". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sly & The Family StoneLife (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(On gold colored vinyl!)
Also available Life (with bonus track) ... CD 3.99

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Sly & The Family StoneLife (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic, 1968. Used ... $3.99
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 the bonus track "Only One Way Out Of This Mess" – previously unissued! CD
Also available Life (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99
 
 
 



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