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✨✧ Mother EarthComplete Recordings 1968 to 1970 (Living With The Animals/Make A Joyful Noise/Satisfied) ... CD
Mercury/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of classics from this groundbreaking group! First up is Living With The Animals – fantastic early work from Mother Earth – one of those special late 60s groups who emerged out of the rock, folk, and blues scenes – but who somehow managed to make a very special sound of their own! Part of the group's strength is the lovely Tracey Nelson – a singer who could have been a soul artist if she wanted – but who works here with a looser approach to generic conventions as she moves through a number of different modes – sometimes stepping aside for the group's lead singer, R Powell St John Jr, who also plays a bit of harmonica. Instrumentation is given some stronger currents from a combo that features Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Barry Goldberg on organ, and Luis Gasca on trumpet – and titles include "Marvel Group", "Mother Earth", "It Won't Be Long", "Down So Low", "The Kingdom Of Heaven", and "My Love Will Never Die". Make A Joyful Noise is an album that has slightly fuller backings than their debut, but in a way that only seems to bring out more of the soulful currents of their sound! The mix of rural inspiration and tighter presentation is a great illustration of the changing North Cali style of the period – and no surprise, a young Boz Scaggs is in the group, providing rhythm guitar next to the vocals of Tracy Nelson and R Powell St John. A few country legends provide extra support on fiddle, dobro, and steel – balanced nicely by a strong horn section too – on titles that include "Stop The Train", "Soul Of The Man", "Blues For The Road", "Come On & See", "I The Fly", "Wait Wait Wait", "I Wanna Be Your Mama Again", and "Then I'll Be Moving On". Last up is Satisfied – countrified rock from Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth – done in a warm and sincere style that goes way beyond any of the cliches of the genre! There's something about the way the group put together the tunes that really makes us like this one – an honesty that's not bogged down in any hippy dippy expectations, and which never tries to be anything other that what it is. And yes, that's not much of a good description of the set – but it's also our way of identifying the uniqueness that set Mother Earth apart from a lot of their contemporaries. Titles include "Satisfied", "Groovy Way", "Andy's Song", "Ruler Of My Heart", "This Feeling", and "You Won't Be Passing Here No More". CD

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✨✧ VariousPop Genius Of Mickie Most ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
They're not lying with the title of this one – as producer Mickie Most was one of the true studio geniuses on the UK scene of the 60s – as you'll hear here in a fantastic collection of some of his best work – packaged with a beautiful 72 page booklet of notes that will tell you everything you'll need to know about the man himself! But even without the big booklet, the music here speaks volumes on its own – as Mickie's genius runs from some of the key groups of the Brit Invasion years, to that fantastic late 60s moment when the English scene was getting very cool and expressive – to key 70s points that include a bit of early glam, hard rock, and other styles too! You've probably heard a good number of these tracks over the years, but never realized they all had Mickie's hands on them – and they're packaged together here with some great surprises along the way – titles that include "Gin House" by Paul Williams & The Big Roll Band, "Little Games" by The Yardbirds, "Motor Bikin" by Chris Spedding, "House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals, "Hi Ho Silver Lining" by Jeff Beck, "Journey" by Duncan Browne, "Brother Louie" by Hot Chocolate, "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan, "I Love Rock N Roll" by Arrows, "Living Next Door To Alice" by New World, "The Boat That I Row" by Lulu, "Walking" by CCS, "Dance With The Devil" by Cozy Powell, "No Milk Today" by Herman's Hermits, "Flight 2" by Angelo & Eighteen, "Some Girls" by Racey, "Bread & Butter" by Barry St John, "Days Of My Life" by The Seekers, and "48 Crash" by Suzi Quatro. CD
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Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Coffee ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Johnny Hammond's first albums – and a cooking little live set that really has the organist working with some early raw power! The group's a trio, but they seem to burn differently than some of the other organ combos of the time – maybe with that fluid sensibility that Johnny brought to his keys, and which would later open up in even more famous ways. The core group features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – but they're joined by Seldon Powell on tenor for more than half the album, who really opens things up with his tremendous playing – and shows at an early state that Johnny Hammond always knows the right way to use a horn player. Titles include "Monterey Theme", "Far Away Places", "I Remember Clifford", "He's A Real Gone Guy", and "Rufus Toofus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Cover has split seams held with clear tape at the ends, some peeled spots from sticker removal on front, and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonOrigins – The Savoy Sessions ... CD
Savoy, 1946/1947/1949/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
A huge batch of work from the great JJ Johnson – material that includes 14 tracks recorded for Savoy as singles in the late 40s – plus the full Jay & Kai 10" album from 1954! The singles were all recorded in 1946, 1947, and 1949 – and they already mark Johnson as one of the most inventive trombonists of his generation – a player working with none of the hoke of earlier eras, and with a clean, modern sound that's almost like that of a bop trumpet at times. Players on these dates include Cecil Payne or Leo Parker on baritone sax, Bud Powell or Hank Jones on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include "Coppin The Bop", "Jay Jay", "Mad Bebop", "Jay Bird", "Boneology", "Down Vernon's Alley", "Riffette", "Yesterdays", "Audobon", "Don't Blame Me", and "Goof Square". The remaining 8 tracks on the CD are from a 1954 10" album – titled Jay & Kai, with a lineup that's a bit different than the full Savoy album of that name. The core group here is quite unusual – as it features Johnson and Kai Winding as twin-trombone co-leaders, plus Charles Mingus on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – with either Billy Bauer on guitar on 4 tracks, and Wally Cirillo on piano on 4 others. The use of guitar without piano is especially inventive, and really highlights the modern inflections of the two trombonists – and titles include "Blues For Trombones", "Lament", "The Major", "Reflections", "Coop", and "Blues In Twos". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Soul Drums (expanded edition) ... CD
Date/Greenstreets, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey sort of approach that's unlike anything else we can think of – and certainly different from any other late 60s albums of this type! The production is totally great – and has a way of pulling out some of the weirdest aspects of the music – which itself features guitar from Billy Butler and Eric Gale, bass from Bob Bushnell, tenor and flute from Seldon Powell, and organ and piano from Richard Tee – who also handled all the arrangements on the set! The centerpiece is the hit single "Funky Donkey", but just about every track's a groover in its own way – and titles include "Soul Drums", "Bill's Groove", "Jimmy's Back", "Testifyin", "Modern Jive", "Blow Your Lid", "Bee N Tee", and "Soul Bossa Nova". This new edition includes 8 bonus tracks, with a couple rare 45 tracks and more that have never been released – all soulful & funky – well paired with the Soul Drums album! Bonus tracks are in stereo, and include "Alexander's Rag Time Band", "Genuine John", "Soul Clappin", "If You Never Cried", "Stop" and "Time Is Tight". Also comes with a nice booklet with new liner notes, and choice quotes from Purdie's peers and those he influenced, from Galt MacDermot to Large Professor. CD

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Osie JohnsonOsie's Oasis/Johnson's Whacks (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Period/Columbia (Japan), 1955. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Rare work as a leader from drummer Osie Johnson – two sessions recorded during the heyday of his career, when he was appearing as a sideman on countless other albums! The style here is similar to some of Johnson's other session work – particularly his contributions to the labels RCA and Bethlehem – as most of the numbers are relatively tightly arranged, and given a playful, slightly modern spin that usually features a fair bit of interplay between the horns in the group. Players vary here – both between the albums, and the tracks on each set – and key musicians include Frank Wess, Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Dick Katz, and Benny Powell. The CD features both albums done for the Period label – and titles include "Johnson's Whacks", "Osmosis", "Don't Bug Me Hug Me", "Midnight Mirage", "Cokernut Tree", "Blues For The Camels", "Osie's Oasis", "Cat Walk", and "Flute To Boot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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Johnny LytleSound Of Velvet Soul ... LP
Solid State, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
A great one from Johnny – slightly different than earlier work on Riverside or Tuba, but still with that tight stepping vibes sound that makes all his albums great! The album features arrangements by Manny Albam, many that have a slightly Latin feel, thanks to bongos and conga by Johnny Pacheco. The group includes a brace of saxes by players like Joe Farrell, Seldon Powell, Frank Wess, and Jerome Richardson – and tracks include "Suddenly You", "Up Up & Away", "The Thing To Do", "We're Blusein", "Live For Life", "LA Soul", and "Street Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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Charlie ParkerComplete Savoy Studio Sessions (5LP set) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good- 5LP Box Set ... $14.99
You'll be hard pressed to find a better collection of Charlie Parker's classic work on vinyl! Bird's great recordings for Savoy have often been poorly packaged over the years, but here you get the whole batch of seminal bop sides by the pioneering artist of the genre! Bird's the leader on most of these sides, but there's a nice set of recordings under Tiny Grimes and a very young Miles Davis too, with a host of players from the dawn of the bebop age, including Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Sadik Hakim, John Lewis, Duke Jordan, Curly Russell, Tommy Potter and Max Roach. An as you'd expect from this kind of set, you get loads of multiple takes so you can hear these pioneering players creating the style that would change the face of jazz forever. Put together in 1978, this set features 66 tracks in all, spread out over 5 LPs, with a nicely annotated book, and includes "I'll Always Love You Just The Same","Romance Without Finance", "Billie's Bounce", "Now's The Time", "Thriving On A Riff", "Koko", "Donna Lee", "Chasin The Bird", "Buzzy", "Milestones", "Half Nelson", "Another Hair Do", "Bird Gets The Worm", "Barbados", "Ah-Leu-Cha", "Constellation", "Parker's Mood", "Perhaps","Marmaduke", "Steeplechase" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has some wear and split corner.)

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Sonny StittAll God's Children Got Rhythm ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Great early stuff by Stitt – originally issued on 78 rpm sides by Prestige, but collected here in LP format with better notes! The sessions feature one session with Bud Powell on piano and Max Roach on drums, and another set with John Lewis on piano, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Roach again on drums. This LP version presents a few bonus alternate takes – and titles include "Sonnyside", "Bud's Blues", "Fine & Dandy", "Blue Mode", "Teapot", and "Afternoon In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with RVG etch.)

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✨✧ AK SalimModern Sounds Of AK Salim – Complete Savoy Recordings 1957/1958 (Flute Suite/Stablemates/Pretty For The People/Blues Suite) ... CD
Savoy/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957/1958. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full serving of work from the amazing AK Salim – a 2CD set that brings together his complete sessions for Savoy Records! Salim was one of the father-reaching jazz musicians of his time, and always tried to create albums that had a more "tied together" approach than some of his contemporaries' albums. This approach usually resulted in a album like Flute Suite – one based around a "suite" of similar musical themes – in this case, a flute-based one from the dual frontline of Frank Wess and Herbie Mann, both of whom really shine in the setting! Other players include Joe Wilder on trumpet, Frank Rehack on trombone, and Hank Jones on piano – and Herbie Mann also plays a bit of tenor sax as well. The tunes are all originals by Salim, and really make great use of the twin-flute sound – and titles include "Loping", "Ballin The Blues", "Miltown Blues", "Pretty Baby", and "Duo Flautist". Next up on the CD is material from the album Stablemates – a session that has Salim leading a full horn section that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Johnny Coles on trumpet, Buster Cooper on trombone, and Howard Austin on baritone sax – all coming together in a way that's tightly arranged on the heads, but which lets key players break out in some really wonderful solo moments. Other players include Kenny Burrell on guitar and Tommy Flanagan on piano – and titles include "Black Talk", "D Minor Dipper", and "Dejeuner". Pretty For The People follows – a swirling batch of soulful jazz tracks, featuring an octet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Johnny Griffin on tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Max Roach on drums, and Chino Pozo on congas. Salim has a real talent for taking a group like this and making them swing hard – kind of in the way that Slide Hampton did on his early 60s sides for Atlantic, and with a similar soulful bent – especially given the strong percussion work on the set. The soloists break out of the group strongly on the best cuts – and all tunes are over five minutes long, with ample solo space. Titles include "Blu Binsky", "RU12", "Shirley Ray", "Ba Lu Ee Du", and "Pretty For The People". Next up is Blues Suite – a record that focuses on the bluer side of jazz, and features some excellent soloists – like Seldon Powell on flute and tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Phil Woods on alto – all playing long soulful passages on Salim originals like "Payday", "Joybox", "Full Moon", and "Blu-Shout". The set's not as modernist oriented as similar work by some of Salim's contemporaries – still with an overall conception, but somewhat more looser swinging – and like some of AK's best other sessions from the time, has a feel that's quite like some of Slide Hampton's leaner, more soul jazz moments. CD also features the track "June Is Bustin Out All Over" – from the Savoy album Jazz Is Busting Out All Over. CD
(Out of print.)

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Cat AndersonEllingtonia ... LP
Wynne, 1959. Very Good- ... $4.99
Quite an obscure date from trumpeter Cat Anderson – done for the tiny Wynne label in 1959, and in a great small group approximation of the Duke Ellington spirit! Anderson's trumpet is set nicely in a very hip little group – with players who include Ray Nance on violin, Quentin Jackson on trombone, Budd Johnson on tenor sax, Rudy Powell on alto, Leroy Lovett on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums. The tracks are mostly Ellington standards, but are often done with a looser sort of feel than familiar takes – more small combo and open, in a way that really makes us appreciate Cat's skills for putting the set together. Titles include "Like Dig", "Chelsea Bridge", "The Mexican Bandit", "Lovelinnessence", "Between Some Place Goin No Place", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has completely split seams and comes in two pieces.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellFreedom (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Masters, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $79.99
A rare set of work by Kenny Burrell – recorded for Blue Note in 1963, but unissued until the time of this early 80s Japanese-only release! The work is amazing – quite different than some of Kenny's other work for Blue Note, in that the tracks are shorter, and apparently recorded with the intention of releasing the material on 45 rpm singles. Kenny's tone is great – lean, mean, and perfect for the setting – a masterpiece of economy and soul. And players include Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Bill English, and Ray Barretto on one session; and Seldon Powell, Hank Jones, and Osie Johnson on another. There's some great twists and turns to the tunes – including Baretto's conga licks, tasty flute from Powell, and even a bit of organ from Jones – and titles include "G Minor Bash", "K Twist", "Freedom", "The Good Life", and "Loie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0609, still in the stickered outer sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Soul Blues Vol 3 ... CD
Paula, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 16 tracks from John Lee Hooker, Tina Turner, Barbara Carr, Ted Taylor, Memphis Slim, Cicero Blake, Bobby Powell, Frank Frost, Ric Harris, Bobby Patterson & more. CD
(Original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHank (Blue Note 1560) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Hank Mobley's greatest sides from the hardbop years of the late 50s – a searing sextet session with a 3-horn frontline! The group features Mobley on tenor, John Jenkins on alto, and Donald Byrd on trumpet – plus a crackling rhythm group with Bobby Timmons, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones. It's great to hear Timmons and Ware together, especially as both of them were at the height of their powers at this point in their careers – and Jenkins' soulful alto work is a key part of the set, and makes us wish he'd gotten in the studio more after this time. Great throughout, with 2 long titles that include "Fit For A Hanker" and "Hi Groove, Low Feedback", plus a nice take of Bud Powell's "Dance Of The Infidels". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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