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✨✧ Barbara & ErniePrelude To ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $5.99 13.98
A folk funk classic from the early 70s – and a weird little record that has a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The arrangements are quite soulful, almost funky at times – with a righteous undercurrent that reminds us of Richard Evans or Charles Stepney at Cadet Records. But the vocals – by singer Barbara Massey – have a flanged-out quality that's clearly overdubbed, creating a double-voiced sound that's almost a bit like Brasil 66! This mix of modes is really great – completely unique, and sublime throughout – with a vibe that was years ahead of its time, and which is finally beginning to get some recognition these many years later. Arrangements are by the pair, but Deodato also had a hand in the record too – and the core combo of musicians includes Grady Tate on drums, Ralph McDonald on percussion, and Sam Brown on guitar – alongside more guitars from Ernie and keyboards and piano from Barbara. Tracks include "Searching the Circle", "Do You Know", "For You", "Play With Fire", "My Love & I", "Satisfied", and "Prelude" – plus a wild remake of "Somebody to Love"! CD

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DeodatoPrelude ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
A legendary album from the 70s funk scene – and one of the crowning achievements of keyboard maestro Eumir Deodato! Deodato got his start during the bossa years of the 60s – where his sophisticated charts were already enough to make his career a landmark – but in the following decade he picked up the Fender Rhodes, and really took off in a great new direction with classic records like this! The set's a wonderful blend of larger charts and jazzy soloing – with sublime Rhodes lines from the leader, plus a mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation in the best CTI mode – underscored by percussion from both Ray Barretto and Airto. The features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Brazilian pressing on One Way. Cover has surface wear.)

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Red GarlandRed Garland At the Prelude Vol 1/Live! ... CD
Prestige, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the harder to find Red Garland sessions on Prestige – two records' worth of material that was issued on 4 different albums! The set is noteworthy not only for an excellent stretched out trio performance by Garland – working here with Specs Wright on drums and Jimmy Rowser on bass – but also because it was the first-ever live recording done by Prestige, recorded on location at the Prelude nightclub in Harlem. Red's a little bit less mannered than usual, and he opens up nicely in a way you don't hear on his studio albums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DeodatoPreludes & Rhapsodies (Prelude/Deodato 2) ... CD
Raven (Australia), 1972/1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Preludes, a million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". Deodato 2 has funky keyboards galore – and is one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jeri SouthernSouthern Style/Prelude To A Kiss ... CD
MCA/Universal (UK), 1955/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Britten/Elgar/SchoenbergPrelude & Fugue Op 29/Introduction & Allegro Op 47/Transfigured Night Op 4 – Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/Victor Desarzens ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)
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Jeanette Lady DayCome Let Me Love You (vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Prelude, 1981. Very Good ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ 9th CreationReaching For The Top ... CD
Prelude/Past Due, 1977. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Damn funky work from 9th Creation – a group who recorded this set for the mostly-disco Prelude label, but who still serve up the same heavy sound as their earlier work! There's a tightness here that few other groups can touch – that special magic that you can hear when a larger funk ensemble somehow manages to groove with the sharpness of a quartet – but with this fuller sound that really infuses the songs with a fantastic current of soul! The set's got a few mellower moments mixed in with the groovers – the sort of balance that only Earth Wind & Fire might have gotten this right – and there's also maybe a bit more of a spiritual vibe to some of the lyrics, in a mighty nice way. Titles include "Come Back Home", "He's Coming", "A Good Time", "The Time Has Come", "Reaching For The Top", and "It Ain't Right". CD

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VariousRare Preludes Vol 1 ... CD
Prelude/Unidisc (Canada), Early 80s. Used ... $24.99
Classic club tracks from the ultimate New York label – the mighty Prelude, home to some of the most soulful music on the dancefloors during the late 70s and early 80s. Tracks include "Don't Stop Now" by Passion, "The Music Got Me" by Visual, "C'mon Stop" by Black Gold, "Baby Don't Make Me Do It" by Gayle Adams, "On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)" by Elektric Funk, and "Your Love" by Satin, Silk, & Lace. 10 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ D TrainBest Of D-Train ... CD
Prelude/Unidisc (Canada), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice compilation of tracks by James "D Train" Williams – one of the most soulful artists to arise from the early 80s New York club scene of labels. The tracks are all produced by Hubert Eaves, and they feature a lot of nice keyboard work – presumably from Eaves as well. Includes a remix of "You're The One For Me (Labor Of Love)", plus "Music", "Walk On By", "Just Another Night", and "Something's On Your Mind". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kabalevsky/Stravinsky/RachmaninoffCello Sonata Op 71/Suite Italienne/Vocalise Op 34 No 14 ... LP
Prelude (UK), 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Glossy cover has a small index sticker, date in pen.)
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✨✧ Gene AmmonsMakes It Happen ... LP
Cadet, 1950. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An interesting album for Gene Ammons – one that was issued in the late 60s with a very sexy-looking cover, but which actually features recordings of much earlier vintage! The sides on the set were recorded in 1950, and they've got a sound that's moody, echoey, and which shows the soulfulness that Ammons had at this early period – a rich contribution to the tenor sound at the time – caught by a young Chess Records with plenty of dark overtones that makes the material differ somewhat from Gene's dates of the time for Prestige. Titles include "Once In A While", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "My Foolish Heart", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Can Anyone Explain", and "It's You Or No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later orange label pressing in black & white cover. Cover has a cutout notch, light surface wear, and a partially split top seam.)

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Biddu OrchestraRain Forest ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A classic set from the legendary Biddu – one of the best European maestros working on the 70s disco scene! The album mixes together strings, keyboards, voices, and uptempo rhythms – sliding along in a style that shares plenty with Prelude and Salsoul at the time – and which made Biddu one of the most trusted overseas forces for delivering a soulful disco number. Vocals are mostly of the chorus type, when they appear at all – and titles include "Bionic Boogie", "Soft & Sexy", "Chic Chica Chi Chica Chic", "Rain Forest", "Laura", "Trippin On A Soul Cloud", and "Rock Me With Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, ring and edge wear, and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Roy BrooksUnderstanding ... CD
Reel To Reel, 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing unissued live set from drummer Roy Brooks – done at that moment when he was hitting the 70s with some very righteous energy, of the sort that only saw brief exposure on albums like The Free Slave, or some of Roy's own self-released titles! This album is a much-needed addition to that tiny catalog of spiritual avant gems – and it may well be the best of the bunch, as the live setting allows for long tracks that pack a hell of a punch all the way through – not just from Roy's work on drums, but also from this amazing quintet that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, and Cecil McBee on bass! All players are at the height of their powers – often playing with even more edge than you might expect – and the album's as much a tribute to the genius of Shaw, Garnett, and Mabern as it is to the visionary leadership of Brooks. Titles include "Understanding", "Zoltan", "Taurus Woman", "The Theme", "Billie's Bounce", and "Prelude To Understanding" – all very long. CD

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Crazy World Of Arthur BrownCrazy World Of Arthur Brown ... LP
Track, 1968. Very Good ... $13.99
A wild, far reaching psychedelic rock kaleidoscope from Arthur Brown and his Crazy World! The sounds range from wailing organs and heavy drum backed bigness, to more of a tightly grooving r&b garage influenced trip as the core backdrop – with vocals ranging from falsetto freakouts to rambling speak singing craziness and bursts of brass. Nothing's predictable from one passage to the next, but the group sets a heady groove before it all gets freaky, and they find it again before insanity sets in. Titles include "Prelude-Nightmare", "Fire", "Come & Buy", "Spontaneous Apple Creation", "Child Of My Kingdom", "I Put A Spell On You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Track pressing. Cover has light wear and a small sticker remnant.)

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Kenny BurrellEllington Is Forever Vol 2 ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. Used ... $8.99
A second volume of Duke Ellington material from Kenny Burrell – and like the first, an extremely fresh look at the tunes – given the way things change up throughout the sessions! The presentation here is nicely varied – not just a big band take on the Duke, nor some small combo musings – but instead a mixture of both, all with Burrell's guitar at the center, but also moving the spotlight to a host of other players along the way – including trombonist Quentin Jackson, trumpeters Snooky Young and Thad Jones, organist Jimmy Smith, and tenorists Joe Henderson and Jerome Richardson – all of whom add some surprisingly soulful currents to the set. Titles include "Jeep Is Jumpin", "Solitude", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Azure", "Just Squeeze Me", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", and "Orson". CD
(Recent pressing.)

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Cab CallowayBlues Make Me Happy ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Later work by Cab – but proof that he was always one heck of a singer, even at this later date. Arrangements are by Dick Jacobs, and the orchestra is directed by Henry Jerome – and the tone of the tracks is more sombre and straight ahead than some of Cab's earlier, madder work. Tracks are all bluesy standards – and titles include "Blues In The Night", "One For My Baby", "Cry Me A River", "Blue Prelude", "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me", and "Learnin The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover is lightly aged.)

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Cozy ColeCozy Cole (aka Cozy Conception Of Carmen) ... LP
Charlie Parker/Everest, 1961. Near Mint- ... $2.99 4.99
Bizet never sounded so groovy – and the album's a very unique jazz version of his famous opera Carmen, handled by drummer Cozy Cole with plenty of swinging rhythms! Cozy always had a flair for the exotic in his work, and the music of Carmen turns out to be a perfect choice for his driving style of drums – augmented here by a bit of extra percussion that further enhances the Spanish tinges in the music, and topped off by some well-crafted horn parts by a small group that includes Jerome Richardson on baritone sax, clarinet, piccolo, and bass clarinet! Bob Hammer contributes some piano, organ, and glockenspiel to the record – the last of which further enhances the rhythmic pulse of the tunes – and far from being an operatic snoozer, the whole album's a surprising groove fest we really didn't expect! Titles include "Prelude", "Chorus Of Street Boys", "Habanera", "Seguidilla", "Flower Song", "Sextet", "Entr'acte", and "Castanet Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles inclu de "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Textured cover is nice.)

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Gary CrosbyGary Crosby – Orchestra Conducted By Bud Shank ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A strange little record, but one with more of a jazz component than you might think! Gary's the son of Bing, natch – and he's following here in his pop's footsteps, singing jazz standards with backing conducted by Bud Shank. The interesting thing is that the session was actually recorded in Germany – and the group features some hip Europeans, like Roland Kovac on piano, Atilla Zoller on guitar, Jerry Van Rooyen on trumpet, and Hans Koller on tenor. Shank plays as well – and titles include "Blue Prelude", "Exactly Like You", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "One For My Baby", and "Love Is Just Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with silver text and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)

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DeodatoDeodato 2 ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99 7.99
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brazilian pressing on One Way/CTI. Cover has surface wear and a partially split bottom seam.)

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Kenny Dorham/Jackie McLeanMatador (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A brilliant album from trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a set that's maybe a bit less-known than some of his records for Blue Note, but a set that shares a lot with those classics – as it's got that similar mix of larger compositional structures and more open solo moments! Kenny's own playing is tremendous, and the rest of the group is wonderful – a unique lineup with Jackie McLean on alto, Bobby Timmons on piano, Teddy Smith on bass, and JC Moses on drums – all working with Kenny in a slightly Latin tinged mode that features some really shimmering trumpet work! The record features a stunning three part reading of McLean's haunting tune "Melanie" (done under his name on the album A Fickle Sonance) – plus the tracks "Prelude", "El Matador", "Smile", and "There Goes My Heart". CD

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✨✧ Kenny Dorham/Jackie McLeanMatador/Inta Somethin' ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $14.99
This is the kind of CD that makes us love reissues! Why? Well, because it features 2 incredibly rare jazz albums – both of which never turn up on vinyl, and are lovingly packaged here on 1 CD filled with a dozen hard bop grooves. The album Matador was originally issued under Kenny Dorham's name, and Inta Somethin' was issued under Jackie McLean's name – but both players are sort of co-leaders on both albums, and it's fitting to pair the records together here because they represent the unique union of these two different players. Dorham's lyrical trumpet is an unlikely match for McLean's edgey alto, but the records work well, and with a modernist groove that's extremely compelling. Titles include "El Matador", "San Francisco Beat", "Prelude", and versions of "Una Mas" and "Melanie" – both of which were recorded later by the artists on Blue Note. CD
(Out of print.)

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Eastbound ExpresswayNever Let Go/Cloudburst ... 12-inch
AVI, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
"Never Let Go" is a really long groover from East Bound Expressway – stretching out for nearly 10 minutes in length, with lots of different passages that feature instrumental riffing and percussion jamming that's almost in a disco break mode! "Cloudburst" has a bit more strings and a fuller disco groove – but still comes across nicely, with some nice Prelude-styled funky guitar bits in the mix! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen on both sides. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Billy EckstineNo Cover No Minimum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really great album by Billy Eckstine – much more swinging and upbeat than some of his other 50s sessions, and with a strongly pronounced jazz flair overall! The album's supposedly recorded live in Vegas in the wee hours of the morning, and features Billy blowing a bit of trumpet as well as singing – all set to some nicely thumping orchestrations by Bobby Tucker, who really knows how to hit the right groove for this sort of a set. Titles include "Lady Luck", "Have A Song On Me", "Deed I Do", "Without A Song", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Lush Life". CD features a huge amount of previously unissued bonus tracks – titles that include "Prelude To A Kiss", "Fools Rush In", "I Apologize", "Little Mama", "Prisoner Of Love", "Alright Okay You Win", and "In The Still Of The Night". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Big 4 ... CD
Pablo, 1973. Used ... $12.99
Duke's Big 4 here are a quartet of jazz legends – Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson – all working with Duke himself to serve up unique small combo versions of older Ellington full band classics! The mix of piano, guitar, bass, and drums is a bit unusual for Ellington – and Pass especially has this sharply ringing tone that really brings a different flavor to many of the numbers – a kind of stepping, pulsating quality that's even in contrast to his other work from this period. Duke's piano augments the angularity, and titles include "Love You Madly", "Cottontail", "The Blues", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Everything But You", and "Just Squeeze Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Herb Ellis & Joe PassSeven Come Eleven (SACD pressing) ... CD
Concord, 1973. Used ... $29.99
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never overwhelming each other, but driving with energy right from the start, then spacing out their own territory strongly on the solos. Backing is from bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna – but the record leaves lots of room for guitar throughout – with tones and moments from both players that are a real surprise. Titles include "Seven Come Eleven", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Perdido", "Easy Living", and "Concord Blues". CD
(2003 hybrid SACD/DSD pressing – works on regular CD players too!)

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Pete EyePete Eye ... LP
Mary Jane Productions, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Private jazz out of Kansas City, Missouri, with Pete Eye on piano and Fender Rhodes, Tommy Ruskin on drum,s and Bob Branstetter on upright bass. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", 'Wave", "Lullaby Of The Leaves/Prelude", "Willow Weep For Me", "Robbins Nest", "Like Someone In Love", "Teach Me Tonight", and "Nearness Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Georgie FameBallad Of Bonnie & Clyde ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
One of the few American albums ever issued by Georgie Fame – a great set of tracks from his early CBS years, put together with a package that was bound to appeal to US fans digging the Bonnie & Clyde movie! The work here is a hip mix of jazz, soul, and R&B styles – all served up with that Georgie Fame charm that made his music unlike anyone else's at the time. And although we're not sure, it appears that there's a few tracks here that might not have been issued on LP back in the UK – as the set list features 11 tracks that include "Mellow Yellow", "Bullets La Verne", "This Is Always", "Side By Side", "Blue Prelude", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Ask Me Nice", "When I'm Sixty Four", and "The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Red GarlandRed's Blues ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
A cool collection of bluesy work from Red Garland – material pulled from the pianist's famous late 50s years on Prestige Records, including a number of cuts that weren't issued at the time of release! Some of the tracks here feature Garland working with a trio, while others have a horn player joining in – no surprise, given that Red's trio was one of the best backing groups ever used by Prestige. Other players include tenorists John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, and Arnett Cobb – who each play on one track – and rhythm players include either Paul Chambers or Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor of Charlie Persip on drums. Titles include "Red Beans", "Your Red Wagon", "Skinny's Blues", "PC Blues", "Prelude Blues", "Ralph J Gleason Blues", "Birk's Works", and "Ahmad's Blues". CD

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Great Jazz TrioStandard Collection Vol 1 ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 7, 2022
A bit of a variation on Hank Jones' Great Jazz Trio – at least in comparison to the group's better-known records from the Japanese scene in the late 70s and early 80s – but a variation that brings along some mighty nice changes, too! The rhythm section duo here is especially vibrant – rich basslines from Mads Vinding, and some tightly snapping drums from Billy Hart – who has this way of punctuating the tunes differently than previous drummers in the trio – creating a whole new scenario of swing for Hank to work with. Jones' piano is at the top of his gem at this point in his career – and titles on this first volume include "After You've Gone", "Summertime", "As Time Goes By", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD

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Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
A fantastic step forward for singer Morgana King – just the kind of record that really let the vocalist unlock all the sort of special power that would set her apart from the rest for decades to come! Morgana's got this completely distinct approach to jazz singing – a mode that's short on attack, robust on decay, and which flows in a way that really illustrates the lessons the lady learned from instrumentation – a sense of flow and phrasing that makes her instantly recognizable, no matter what the setting. Arrangements by Torrie Zito – with the same hip, dark mode he used with Tony Bennett – and titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "Easy To Love", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Corcovado", "When The World Was Young/Young & Foolish", and "Lazy Afternoon". CD

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King Cole Trio (Nat King Cole)Instrumental Classics ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Nice Capitol album from the 50s, one that compiles instrumental sides by Nat King Cole and his tight little LA combo that forever changed the face of jazz and R&B. It's nice to hear Nat only on piano here – and backing by the great Oscar Moore on guitar is really a treat! Titles include "Rhumba Azul", "Prelude In C Sharp Minor", "Laugh! Cool Clown", "This Way Out", "Bop Kick", and "Easy Listenin' Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – ECJ 50057)

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Rahsaan Roland KirkBright Moments ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Great double album live set with Roland leading a tight group through a long and varied set of material, all of which showcases the odd goofy sound of his music, and his offbeat approach to more familiar tracks. He talks a bit, makes the odd joke about being blind, and never ceases to amaze with his playing. A bit of vocals too, but sung in such a heartfelt way that you've gotta love 'em! Tracks include "Pedal Up", "Clickey Clack", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Bright Moments Song", "If I Loved You", and "Jitterbug waltz". CD
(1993 Atlantic/Rhino pressing)

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Jacques LoussierPlay Bach 2 ... CD
Decca/Universal (France), 1960. Used ... $2.99
The second of two groundbreaking albums for the Paris jazz scene. Although Loussier's formula was often copied during the 60s, at the time of these recordings, his mix of jazz and classical styles was fairly revolutionary – and a perfect way to link the postwar European love of jazz with older musical traditions on the continent. And sure, Bach got overdone during the 60s by artists like Swingle Singers or Walter Carlos – but this set's some of the first jazz Bach ever recorded, and thanks to some great rhythm work by Christian Garros and Pierre Michelot, it still sounds pretty darn jazzy! Titles include "Prelude No 6", "Fugue No 16", "Gigue", "Menuet 1", and "Allemande". CD

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MarsupilamiArena ... LP
Transatlantic/Long Hair (France), 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... $16.99
A heady bit of progressive rock from Marsupilami – about as high-concept as you might guess from the cover! The record features five extended songs that are all filled with plenty of jamming on guitar, keyboards, flute, and saxes – all in a suite of tunes that vaguely hint at the politics and drama of the Arena in ancient Rome, but in ways that let most of the instrumentation handle the excitement, while the vocals take second stage. We've always wondered if the album was mis-understood by record shoppers – due to the fact that the title, which is printed in bigger type here, is similar to the name of the Italian prog group from the 70s. Tracks include "Prelude To The Arena", "Peace Of Rome", "The Arena", and "Time Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue, still sealed, with sticker remnant on shrink.)

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Roscoe MitchellRoscoe Mitchell Quartet – Live At A Space 1975 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville, 1975. Used ... $16.99
One of Roscoe Mitchell's greatest albums from the 70s – a record that easily matches, if not beats, his classic recordings for Delmark and Nessa! Like those sets, there's a perfect sense of clarity here – the best essence of the AACM scene, taken to its most adventurous level by Roscoe – who's working way beyond music here, and is into a rich array of tones, textures, and sonic shapes – really amazing elements to come from a familiar alto, soprano, or tenor saxophone! He's got some great creative help on the project too – Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, and Spencer Barefield on guitar – the last of whom is darker here than on most of his later recordings. Obviously, the sensitivity that Lewis and Abrams bring to the record is a perfect match for Mitchell's direction – and the long tracks draw much from the spontaneous interplay between the three players. Titles include "Tnoona", "Music For Trombone & B Flat Soprano", "Cards", and "Olobo". Plus, this amazing new version features 4 great unissued tracks – including a beautiful version of "Naima", plus "Prelude To Naima", "Dastura", and "Nonaah". CD
(Out of print.)

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Horace Parlan & Joe Van EnkhuizenEllington Ballads ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1988. Used ... $8.99 11.99
A nice little record that's very much along the lines of the duet sessions that pianist Horace Parlan cut with Archie Shepp – done with a similar open, soulful style that really brings a lot of personal energy to these tunes penned by Duke Ellington! This might be the first time we've ever heard tenorist Joe Van Enkhuizen, but he's a surprisingly great player – and one who carves out these raspy lines on his instrument that fit really well with the well-crafted lines from Parlan's piano – a lot more subtle and spacious than during his Blue Note years, but maybe even more powerful because of that. Titles include "Serenade To Sweden", "I Got It Bad", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Melancholy", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Creole Blues/Tonight I Shall Sleep". CD
(Dutch Timeless pressing – still sealed!)
Also available Ellington Ballads ... CD 11.99

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Horace Parlan & Joe Van EnkhuizenEllington Ballads ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. Used ... $11.99 14.99
A nice little record that's very much along the lines of the duet sessions that pianist Horace Parlan cut with Archie Shepp – done with a similar open, soulful style that really brings a lot of personal energy to these tunes penned by Duke Ellington! This might be the first time we've ever heard tenorist Joe Van Enkhuizen, but he's a surprisingly great player – and one who carves out these raspy lines on his instrument that fit really well with the well-crafted lines from Parlan's piano – a lot more subtle and spacious than during his Blue Note years, but maybe even more powerful because of that. Titles include "Serenade To Sweden", "I Got It Bad", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Melancholy", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Creole Blues/Tonight I Shall Sleep". CD
(2015 Japanese pressing.)
Also available Ellington Ballads ... CD 8.99

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Pee Wee Russell QuartetAsk Me Now! ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $8.99
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or some of the earlier sides by Steve Lacy. There's still a swing-based approach to the tunes, but they're handled in a spare style that features equal interplay between Russell, trombonist Marshall Brown, bassist Russell George, and drummer Ronnie Bedford – a great player who really makes the album sparkle! The tracks include a couple of Thelonious Monk titles – "Ask Me Now!" and "Hackensack" as well as a couple of Marshall Brown originals – "Licorice Stick" and "Calypso Walk". Other titles are Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround", Coltrane's "Some Other Blues" and Ellington's "Prelude To A Kiss". CD
(Out of print.)

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Philippe SardeLes Choses De La Vie/Max Et Les Ferrailleurs ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1969/1971. Used ... $11.99 14.99
Brilliant work by Philippe Sarde – in two different modes! Sarde's score for Les Choses De La Vie is incredibly haunting – mostly spare variations on a sad, dreamy little melody that's played in the film as the car of the main character slowly crumbles in an accident. The tune only features swells of strings and piano, but it's compelling enough to hear in a number of variations here! Titles include "L'Accident Ralenti", "Prelude A L'Accident", "La Chanson D'Helene", and "La Mort". Max Et Les Ferrailleurs is an excellent funky French soundtrack – and the best cuts have a cool French jazz sound that mixes guitar, vibes, trumpet, and hard on-the-beat vamping by the bass and drums. You may know the cool cut "Juke Boxes Chez Saidani" from a few compilations, and the album's got a few more cuts that have a variation on a similar theme, including "Chante Par Mouloudji", which is a vocal version of the song. "Juke Boxes" features great popping bass and electric sitar – and other tracks include "Le Bal Des Ferrailleurs", "Description Des Ferrailleurs", and "Generique". CD
(Out of print.)

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Saxophone Choir (Odean Pope)Saxophone Shop ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99 14.99
Features work from Odean Pope, Sam Reed, Julian Pressley, and Bob Howell. Titles include "Doug's Prelude", "Elixir", "Prince LaSha", "Heavenly", and "Cis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bola SeteSamba In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1968 (3CD set) ... CD
Tompkins Square, Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $31.99 32.99
Guitarist Bola Sete made some of his most important American recordings of the 60s on the San Francisco scene – but this huge set of unreleased tracks captures the Brazilian player farther up north, as he works in a sweet set of trio recordings captured at a small club in Seattle! The music is a great counterpart to some of Bola's recordings for Fantasy Records during the same time, but also captures the guitarist with a bit more complexity too – some of the qualities that he wouldn't always show on record at this level until the 70s, but which were clearly part of his sound right from the start! The group's a trio – with Sebastiao Neto on bass and Paulinho Magalhaes on drums – and titles include "Soul Samba", "Deve Ser Amor", "Malaguena", "Garota De Ipanema", "Astrurias", "Consolacao", "Tristeza", "A Feliciade", "Prelude No 3", "Spanish Dance No 5", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Satin Doll", "One Note Samba", and "Corcovado". CD

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Johnny SmithSound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/EMI, 1960/1961. Used ... $6.99
The Johnny Smith sound is a wonderful one – not just the sound that he makes with his groundbreaking work on the strings of the guitar, but also the way he records the instrument – which set a new standard in jazz guitar albums, and also helped pave the way for countless generations to come! A date like this is a great example of the standard-setting work that Smith was able to give us in his prime – and the approach slightly updates the Smith guitar sound of the early 50s – clarifying it a bit, but still keeping that great tone right out front – with a group that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Ed Shaughnessey on drums. Titles include "Misty", "Embraceable You", "Blues Chorale", "Prelude", "As Long As There's Music", and "Round Midnight". CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston SmithLonnie Liston Smith Live ... CD
RCA/BGP (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The mighty Lonnie Liston Smith live – sounding every bit as great as he did on his famous studio sessions from the 70s – and maybe even more freewheeling too! The feel of the record is really tremendous – extremely soulful, with Lonnie jamming away on keyboards as the band grooves up these cool spacey rhythms – stepping out in territory that's definitely the more cosmic side of jazz funk, with those righteous currents that always made Lonnie so great. The whole thing's wonderful – with loads of great electric work, and an overall spiritual vibe that's every bit as great as his albums for Flying Dutchman – and players include Donald Smith on flute and a bit of vocals, Dave Hubbard on tenor and soprano sax, and Lonnie himself on Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and Arp. The set includes a nice extended take on "Visions of A New World", plus the tracks "Watercolors", "Sorceress" – which isn't on any of his studio albums, "Prelude", and the classic "Expansions". CD

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Sonny StittTribute To Duke Ellington – Sonny Stitt With Strings ... LP
Catalyst, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Lost late Stitt – and a much more compelling album than you might think. The album's got a nice underground feel, despite the fact that it's a tribute to Ellington – with a core combo that features Stitt on alto and tenor, Gildo Mahones on piano, Allen Jackson on bass, and Clarence Johnston on drums – all augmented by the Bill Finegan String Ensemble, who give the album a shimmering finish that brings out some nice moods in Stitt's solos. Titles include "Cottontail", "In A Mellow Tone", "Jeep's Blues", and "Prelude To A Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Donna SummerLove Trilogy ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A mid 70s classic from Donna Summer – and a follow up to her huge, chart-toppiong Love To Love You Baby – and once again produced by Giorgio Moroder! The record didn't hit the commercial heights of the preceding one, though they did utilize the same sort of Euro-disco approach – and it sounds just as great to us! The first half is a longer suite of 4 tracks – "Try Me", "I Know", "We Can Make It" and "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It", and side 2 features 4 more numbers "Prelude To Love", "Could It Be Magic", "Wasted" and "Come With Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Swingle SingersGetting Romantic ... LP
Philips, 1967. Sealed ... $5.99
The groovy vocal stylings of The Swingle Singers turn towards a host of works by romantic composers like Chopin, Beethoven, Albeniz, and Schubert – with stunning results! The flowery compositions of the romantics makes for a broader palette of expression for the group – lots of dips, turns, and swells that are perfect for their jazzy styling of singing – one that creates some marvelously complicated numbers that groove with the charm of late 60s French soundtrack work. Titles include "Etude Op 10 No 6", "Allegro", "Scherzo", "Valse", "Petit Prelude Et Fugue", "Andante", and "Zortizico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing – still sealed! Shrinkwrap has light wear and a hole in front.)

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Sam TaylorSam "The Man" Taylor ... LP
MGM, Mid/Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
70s compilation of tracks from "Blue Mist" and "More Blue Mist" – includes "Harlem Nocturne", "Willow Weep For Me", "As Time Goes By", "This Love Of Mine", "I Should Care", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Blue Mist", "Stella By Starlight", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan TraceyStan Tracey Plays Duke Ellington ... LP
Mole Jazz (UK), 1986/1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A set of duets between Stan on piano and Roy Babbington on bass – recorded in spare brilliance, with lots of angular touches! Given Tracey's usual approach to the piano, there's a slight Thelonious Monk flavor in with the Ellington tunes – a way of putting them over that almost reminds us a bit of Duke's own more modern piano in the later trio or solo settings of his career. Titles include "Black Butterfly", "Lotus Blossom", "Great Times", "Day Dream", "Satin Doll", "In A Mellotone", and "Prelude To A Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a discolored spot from sticker removal at the top right corner.)

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Gino VannelliGist Of The Gemini ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
His hair's getting longer and his music a bit more flowing and dramatic – but Gino Vannelli's still going strong here, really opening up in the shine of his own mid 70s pop brilliance! The record's slightly more ambitious than some of Vannelli's earlier efforts – especially on side two's extended "War Suite" – but the overall charm of his music is still very firmly in place, and cast here with a focused, professional groove that's heavy on keyboards, vamping in a tight AM pop way, and produced with that cool flanged-out style on vocals that made so much 70s pop so great! Titles include "Love Of My Life", "Ugly Man", "A New Fix For 76", "Fly Into This Night", "Prelude To The War", "Battle Cry", "Summers Of My Life", and "After The Last Battle". CD

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Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy ... LP
EmArcy, 1954/1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s mono red label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Charlie VenturaComplete 1951 to 1952 – Quartet & Quintet Verve Studio Sessions ... CD
Definitive (Spain), 1951/1952. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great small group material from Charlie Ventura – proof that he was an important figure in the link between bop and swing at the time, as you'll hear in these sides recorded for Verve in the early 50s. Players include Marty Napoleon, Chubby Jackson, Buddy Rich, Ralph Burns, Jimmy Wisner, and Conte Candoli – and Charlie plays tenor, baritone, and alto sax. 21 tracks in all – and titles include "After You've Gone", "Avalon", "I'm Confessin", "Rose Room", "There's No You", "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind", "Lover", "Blue Prelude", "Jersey Bounce", and "OH Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter WanselStargazer – The Philadelphia International Anthology 1976 to 1980 ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 24.99
Five years of amazing sounds from Dexter Wansel – a keyboardist who could be as far out as his fiercest fusion contemporaries of the 70s, yet also groove with enough soulful styles to be a key part of the Philadelphia International explosion of the 70s! This massive collection really gets at all that made Wansel so great back in the day – his incredible ear for inventive arrangements, spacey way of spinning out a soul tune, and great sense of balance that never made his music sound overdone – always an effortless blend of jazz, soul, and funk – in ways that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to touch! Many of these tunes have vocals, but they also have plenty of keyboard solos too – kind of like CTI hitting a Philly groove, but one that was definitely reserved for the hipper spaces of the clubs – or the hipper clubs out there in outer space. 2CD set features great notes, sublime sound, and a killer batch of 32 tracks that includes "Life On Mars", "Disco Lights", "Let Me Rock You", "I'll Never Forget My Favorite Disco (12" version)", "The Sweetest Pain", "Holdin On", "One Million Miles From The Ground", "Rings Of Saturn", "Theme From The Planets", "Funk Attack", "Stargazer", "Ode Infinitum", "Latin Love", "Let Me Rock You", "Holdin On", "Prelude 1", "New Beginning", "Time Is The Teacher", "A Prophet Named KG", "I Just Want To Love You", "All Night Long", "It's Been Cool", "Voyager", and "Time Is Slipping Away". CD

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Nancy WilsonGreat American Songbook ... CD
Capitol, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Nancy Wilson remakes American classics of the 20th century – taking a host of tunes from Gershwin, Ellington, Arlen, Porter, and Berlin – and remaking them in her sophisti-soul style of the 60s! She's got plenty of great help on the sessions – with arrangers that include Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Jones, and Billy May – plus accompaniment from players that include Cannonball Adderley, Hank Jones, and George Shearing. The collection features a total of 44 tracks in all – and titles include "Supper Time", "Sleepin Bee", "Secret Love", "My Ship", "Dearly Beloved", "Sophisticated Lady", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "All Of You", "Bewitched", "The More I See You", "Never Will I Marry", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "By Myself". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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World Saxophone QuartetPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
Nonesuch, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of their best ones, and a tight set of Ellington tracks that works perfectly with their multi-horn style. Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Bamiet Bluiett, and David Murray split up the arrangements, and the tracks include "Lush Life", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", and 2 different versions of "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch, but looks great overall.)

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Denny ZeitlinDenny Zeitlin Trio In Concert ... CD
Sunnyside, 2009. Used ... $9.99
Contemporary magic from Denny Zeitlin – a recent album by the pianist we first grew to love for his work in the 60s! Zeitlin's music here every bit as thoughtful as in years past – complex lines on the piano, but always with a sense of swing – and a good dose of lyrical energy that keeps Denny away from some of the too-cold styles of other modernists of his generation. Zeitlin has a way of thinking outside the box, but keeping the groove inside – and he gets some great help in this respect from Matt Wilson on drums and Buster Williams on bass, the latter of whose round tones really shape the set. Titles include "All Of You", "Prime Times", "Bass Prelude", "The We Of Us", "Mr PC", "The Night Has 1000 Eyes/10000 Eyes", and "Signs & Wonders". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousIndaba Is ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2021. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the contemporary scenes in London and Havana – and like the music on those collections, there's a real genre-expanding sound going on here – plenty of jazz-based solos, but often mixed with vocals, keyboards, and a range of inventive touches – tying older South African currents with a more righteous, more expansive global vibe that's not only wonderful – but which comes off without any sort of overdone elements. The music is far past the world music cliches of previous decades – truly revolutionary and instantly timeless – with titles that include "All Ok" by Lwanda Gogwana, "Umthandazo Wamagenge" by The Brother Moves On, "Dikeledi" by Thandi Ntuli, "Prelude To Writing Together" by The Ancestors, "Ke Nako" by Bokani Dyer, "What Is History" by The Wretched, "Umdali" by Sibusile Xaba, and "Abaphezulu" by Iphupho L'Ka Biko. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carlos Barbosa-LimaPlays The Music Of Antonio Carlos Jobim & George Gershwin ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Caminho De Pedra", "Desafinado", "Estrada Branca", "Stone Flower", "Corcovado", "Amparo", "One Note Samba", "Modinha", "Canta Mais", "Prelude#2", "Prelude#1", "Promenade", "Summertime", "Swanee", "'S Wonderful", "Merry Andrew", and "The Man I Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Plays Ellington (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1953. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique album in the Duke Ellington catalog – in that it's a rare small combo outing, at a time when the Duke was mostly recording in large group mode! The album's a bit unusual in that it was done for Captiol records – as a trio date with Wendell Marshall on bass and Butch Ballard on drums – in a setting that's listed as "long after midnight" in the notes, which really hints at the more personal, intimate quality of the album – and makes it a great showcase to hear Ellington's own phrasing on the piano, at a level that's sometimes lost in a bigger ensemble. Recording quality is great – with plenty of subtle touches on the bass and drums – and titles include unique trio readings of "In A Sentimental Mood", "Reflections In D", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Passion Flower". CD

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✨✧ Lipps IncMouth To Mouth ... LP
Casablanca, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of club from Lipps Inc – an album that's got the group nicely stretched-out and extended – taking them way past the simpler sounds you might know from their hit single work! Tracks here are all quite long, and feature lots of instrumental workouts over very tight rhythms – almost a mix of Casablanca disco with some of the freer modes you'd get from labels like Prelude or Salsoul – served up with lots of guitar and heavy basslines from group leader Steven Greenberg! Vocals are by Cynthia Johnson – who helped Lipps Inc become one of the first standout soul acts from the Twin Cities – and in addition to a great extended take of "Funkytown", titles include "All Night Dancin", "Power", and "Rock It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear at the opening. Label on Side 1 has large spots of marker.)

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✨✧ Janko Nilovic & The Soul SurfersMaze Of Sounds ... LP
Broc (France), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great pairing of funky talents old and new – 70s sound library legend Janko Nilovic on keyboards, and the totally hip Soul Surfers combo on rhythms – providing these great backdrops for some surprisingly wonderful work on organ, piano, and Rhodes from Janko! We'll confess, we didn't know what to expect – we love Janko's old records, but we're sure about recent material – but the album's a killer, and has all the sharp sense of rhythm and flair for the unusual electric bit that made the classic material so wonderful! The set was recorded in both Paris and Novgorod – and titles include "Sweet Path", "Maze Of Sounds", "It Never Ends", "Say It Softly", "Prelude", and "Wavy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harry VerbekeIt's You Or No One ... CD
Cat/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Harry Verbeke's a tenor player we grow to love more and more over the years – especially as we discover more of his obscure Dutch recordings like this album from the 70s! Verbeke's a tenorist who's completely fully-formed and strong-voiced right from the very first note – maybe indicated by his choice of a Barney Wilen tune to lead off the set – as, like Wilen, Harry's one of these great under-discovered European talents who really helped move his instrument forward, but away from recognition on our side of the Atlantic. The rest of the group is top-shelf too – the great Irv Rochlin on piano, Harry Emmery on bass, and Max Bollerman on drums – on titles that include "Blue Bossa", "Prelude In Blue", "Mariette", "Sugar", and "Chelsea Bridge". CD
(Recent Japanese pressing – still sealed with obi.)

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonSave Your Love For Me – Nancy Wilson Sings The Great Blues Ballads ... CD
Capitol, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Deeper soul than usual from Nancy Wilson – a collection of tunes that gets at the bluesy roots in her vocals, and which includes some nicely updated versions of older R&B tunes! Nancy remakes familiar numbers with that great blend of soul and jazz she was using in the 60s – taking older tunes made famous by Buddy Johnson, Percy Mayfield, Lil Green, Clyde Otis, and others – updated by arrangements from George Shearing, Gerald Wilson, Billy May, and Jimmy Jones. The set features 15 tracks in all – all remastered – and titles include "All Night Long", "Just For A Thrill", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Born To Be Blue", "I Wanna Be Loved", "Since I Fell For You", "Blue Prelude", "Make Me A Present Of You", "Don't Go To Strangers", and "In The Dark". CD

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✨✧ Stomu Yamash'taGo Too (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/BMG (Japan), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Go Too from '77 – more than a 42 minutes of spacey concept rock, jazz and classically trained guitar mastery from Stomu and superstar cohorts! Includes "Prelude", "Seen You Before", "Madness", "Mysteries Of Love", "Beauty", "You And Me" and more. CD
(2005 Japanese pressing – includes obi and replica printed inner sleeve!)

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✨✧ VariousFunk Spectrum Vol 3 – Real Funk For Real People (Compiled by Pete Rock & Keb Darge) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BBE strikes again with another massive bit of funk! This time, they've got Pete Rock helping Keb Darge to choose the tracks – and the set's divided up so that the first half's all cuts picked by Pete, and the second's picked by Keb. These two funky selectas go head to head in a wonderful batch of rare tunes – and if you ask us, the listener's the real winner! Titles include "Trespasser (part 1)" by Bad Medicine, "Chains & Things" by BB King, "Soul Lover" by Mutt & Jeffo, "Break It Loose (part 2)" by Onyx, "You're Welcome Stop On By" by Vickie Anderson (Mommie O), "Big Bad John" by Big John Hamilton, "Prelude To Say Brother" by Stark Reality, "We Are The Chosen Few" by The Chosen Few, "Nothin But A Party (part 1)" by The Blenders, "Jones N" by The Soulistics, "Don't Give A Damn" by King Cain & Silvertone Band, "Twine Time" by Seeburg Spotlite Band, "Ca Ba Dab" by Soul Swingers, "Deal With It" by Jimmy Lane & The Incredibles, and "What They Doing (Funkie Junkie)" by Charles Pryor & Power Of Love. Loads of excellent cuts – and almost none of them have been reissued before! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousStrangers In The Room – A Journey Through The British Folk Rock Scene 1967 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous overview of some really important years in British music – a period that sometimes gets overlooked, due to the huge explosion of psych, prog, and other styles – but one that's equally creative in its own sort of way! First off, forget the term "folk rock" – because although that's what this music might be, it's also very different than the pop folk modes that were big on the US scene in the mid 60s – as this folk rock scene instead represented a host of British musicians really retrenching, and finding their own sort of styles – sometimes borrowing bits from the ancient past of England, other times bringing forth a contemporary way of putting over a tune – at a level that might have gotten commercial and overproduced if these guys were working on the American west coast, but which instead has a nicely unadorned quality here. At a time when most American labels (and listeners) were really leaving folk music behind, these artists were able to often work free from the needs of a big commercial hit – and make genius music that's gone on to transform many minds over the decades. The set moves way past the obvious – and features a whopping 60 tracks in all, with lots of notes in the package – and even includes a few never-issued tracks as well. Includes work by Harvey Andrews, Jade, Michael Chapman, Andy Roberts, Mr Fox, Pentangle, Shirley Collins, Prelude, Heron, Mike Cooper, Paul Brett's Sage, Lifeblood, Dando Shaft, Canticle, Jeremy Harmer, Bridget St John, Al Jones, Bill Fay, Fairport Convention, The Woods Band, Matthew's Southern Comfort, The Johnstons, Beau, Richmond, Chimera, Spirogyra, and many others! CD

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✨✧ George BensonLivin' Inside Your Love ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Hey Girl", "Nassau Day", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Welcome Into My World", "Before You Go", "Unchained Melody", "Love Ballad", "Prelude To Fall", and "Soulful Strut". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging. Name & notes in pen on cover & labels.)

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✨✧ Francisco Mora CatlettMora/Mora 2 ... CD
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of great albums back to back – both rare albums from a percussionist who worked with Sun Ra! First up is Mora volume 1 – a legendary early set from percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett – and a really sublime blend of spiritual jazz and Latin rhythms! Mora's percussion is definitely at the core – but the set also features wonderful contributions from Vincent Bowens on tenor and soprano sax, Jerome LeDuff on berimbau, Alberto Nacif on quinto, and Detroit jazz legend Kenny Cox on piano! There's a balance here that really matches the best Strata East energy of the 70s – an open, flowing approach that's completely sublime, and very righteous too – even more so than anything Mora's done since the 70s – making this record one of his greatest achievements ever. Tersa Mora sings a bit of vocals at times – and titles include "Afra Jum", "Five AM", "Rumba Morena", "Samba De Amor", and "Cultural Warrior". Mora 2 is a set recorded in Detroit, but one that's got a globe's worth of elements in the mix – originally recorded in the mid 80s, but not released until a brief CD issue in the early part of the 21st Century! Despite that history, the album's a really timeless record that encompasses a world's worth of elements in jazz! Francisco Mora Catlett's at the height of his powers here – leading the group with a sense of righteous majesty that takes us back to some of the most ambitious heirs of the post-Coltrane generation, but with perhaps an oddly rhythmic twist as well – such as you might find in some of the 70s classics of Bobby Vince Paunetto. Echoes of Latin, Afro, and spiritual jazz come together as one – soaring to the skies on soulful waves of sound – brought together with a sense of focus and spirit that really moves us a lot. Players include Marcus Belgrave and John Douglass on trumpets, Sherman Mitchell on trombone, Vincent Bowens on tenor and flute, Alex Harding on baritone and bass clarinet, Kenny Cox on piano, and Rodney Whitaker on bass – and titles include "Samba/Conga De Amor", "Amazona Prelude/Dawn", "Old Man Joe", "Por Que Paro", and "Afra-Jum (parts 2 & 3)". CD
Also available Mora! (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 36.99

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✨✧ DeodatoDeodato 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Venus", "Do It Again", and "Latin Flute"! CD
(2001 remastered edition.)
Also available Deodato 2 ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBest Of Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Warm Valley", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Black And Tan Fantasy", "Passion Flower", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s green label Capitol pressing in a barcode cover, with light wear.)

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✨✧ Bernard Herrmann/Joel McNeely & The Royal ScottishVertigo – Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
Mercury/Varese, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bernard Herrman's classic spooky score to this great Hitchcock thriller. The music is very intense, and has that great jagged edge that Herrman brought to some of his best soundtrack scoring. The tracks are long, and with a very edgey sound. Titles include "Vertigo Prelude & Rooftop", "The Beach", "The Nightmare & Dawn", and "The Necklace, The Return & Finale". Recorded in concert in 1996 by Joel McNeely conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselBarney Kessel Plays Standards – Barney Kessel Vol 2 ... LP
Contemporary, 1954/1955. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully laidback album from Barney Kessel – gentle guitar stepping around familiar standards, but all with a hip sort of west coast 50s flavor! The main group on the album features Bob Cooper on oboe and tenor, Claude Williamson on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – but a few extra tunes, added to expand the full LP from the original 10" session, feature Hampton Hawes on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – plus the rest of the other group. Titles include "Speak Low", "Love Is Here To Stay", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "On A Slow Boat To China", "Barney's Blues", "A Foggy Day", "Prelude To A Kiss" and "64 Bars On Wilshire" – obviously not a standard! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing – pre OJC. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Joe LovanoRush Hour ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
A large group session arranged and conducted by Gunther Schuller. Tracks include "Angel Eyes", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Crepuscle With Nellie", "and "Rush Hour On 23rd Street". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Max RoachLong As You're Living ... CD
Enja/Mesa Bluemoon/Rhino, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work by Max Roach – recorded in 1960, at the time when he was leading one of his best groups ever! The material was recorded live in Germany with a quintet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Julian Priester on trombone – and the approach of the album takes off from the hardbop of Roach's studio sides at the time, opening things up a lot with exploratory drum work, rolling basslines, and some angular interplay between the horns that's just fantastic! The title cut – "Long As Your Living" – is done in the best version we've ever heard – and other tracks include "The Villa", "Lotus Blossom", "Night In Tunisia", and "Prelude". A great companion to the group's rare few Mercury sides from the time! CD
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Wendell HarrisonForever Duke ... CD
Wenha, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wendell Harrison pays tribute to the music of Duke Ellington – but in a way that's quite fresh, compared to other Ellington tribute records! Harrison's working here in an angular soul jazz mode – one that works loosely with Ellington's tunes, and opens them up a lot with Harrison's inventive arrangements and soulful extrapolations. The group features a small clarinet ensemble that brings a nice tone to the tunes – and guest players on the session include pianist Harold McKinney and trumpeter Charles Tolliver. Titles include "Prelude To A Kiss", "Drop Me Off In Harlem", and "Sophisticated Lady" – plus 2 great Harrison originals, "April" and "Boomerang". CD

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganNight Lights (with bonus track) ... CD
Philips/Mercury, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really nice one from Gerry – an oft-overlooked mid 60s session, one that has him working with a sextet that includes Jim Hall, Art Farmer, and Bob Brookmeyer, in addition to usual Mulligan rhythm-mates Bill Crow and Dave Bailey. There's a nice soulful bottom to the set, and stronger interplay from the horns than you might get in a Mulligan album of a few years before – nothing fancy, but a strong set of original tunes that break from the mode of the 50s. Titles include "Tell Me When", "Festive Minor", "Wee Small Hours", "Prelude In E Minor", and "Night Lights". CD also features a bonus 1965 version of "Night Lights" – with Gerry on clarinet, Pete Jolly on piano, and an added string section. CD
(Early German pressing.)

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✨✧ Red RichardsIt's A Wonderful World ... LP
Black & Blue (France), 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Solo piano and vocal performances by Red Richards, with titles that include "It's A Wonderful World", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Blue Lou", "C'Est Si Bon", "All Too Soon", "Solitude", "Isn't It Romantic", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Joe WilderSoftly With Feeling (aka Wilder N Wilder) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Savoy, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best dates ever as a leader from trumpeter Joe Wilder – and one of the few to have a really relaxed, open sort of format! Joe's not tied up in gimmicks or larger groups here – and he really sparkles in the company of a quartet that features Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – players that really match Wilder's inherent sense of soul and lyricism, as he waxes some beautiful solos on the set. There's a nice sort of blueness in Joe's tone, but one that's never too forced or cliched – and titles include "Mad About The Boy", "Six Bit Blues", "Darn That Dream", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "My Heart Stood Still". CD
(Out of print.)
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BachPartitas No 4-6/Excerpts From 9 Little Preludes – Glenn Gould ... CD
Sony, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99 2.99
... CD

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Bert LamsNascent – Bach Preludes On The Steel String Guitar ... CD
Inner Knot, 2005. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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MessiaenVingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus/Preludes – Michel Beroff ... CD
EMI (France), 1969/1978. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Shostakovich24 Preludes & Fugues Op 87 – Keith Jarrett ... CD
ECM, 1992. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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✨✧ BachWell Tempered Clavier (complete) – 48 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-893 – Glenn Gould (3CD set) ... CD
CBS, 1975. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ BachWell Tempered Clavier Book I Vol 3 – Preludes & Fugues Nos 17-24 – Glenn Gould ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo Masterworks pressing. Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ LisztLes Preludes/Ungarische Fantasie – Sondra Bianca/Carl Bamberger/Nord-Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Hamburg (10-inch) ... LP
Musical Masterpiece Society (Germany), Early/Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging and a lightly bent corner.)

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VariousJump Back – Imitations, Interpolations, & The Inspiration Of James Brown ... CD
Le Smoke Disque, 1970s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A heavily funky and far reaching collection of tunes written by the Godfather – eclectic 60s & 70s material from all over the globe – each with a unique approach, but perfectly connected in their displays of JB's boundless funky spirit! The set includes a few tracks familiar to global deep funk diggers – but the majority of the tunes are quite fresh to our ears, and all of it's excellent, anyway. A tight Italian take on the sound from the Showman, brassy fury from the University Of Illinois Jazz Band, Latin funk from Rabbits & Carrots, a group harmonies approach from The Impalas, and much more! Includes "I Feel Good" by Os Incriveis, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by Jr & The Preludes, "Lickin' Stick" by Soul Sounds, "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" and "Sex Machine" by Rabbits & Carrots, "Super Bad" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Think About It" by Esquires Now, "There Was A Time/Cold Sweat (Medley)" by Victor Olaiya & International All Stars, "Soul" by Impalas, "Get On The Good Foot" Harrison High School, "Mother Popcorn" by Les Watson & The Panthers and more! 19 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousPhilly's Northern Soul Presented By Weldon McDougal III ... CD
Bestway (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After the sound of Detroit, the groove of Philly is perhaps one of the strongest in Northern Soul – as you'll hear on this overstuffed set of tracks licensed from producer Weldon McDougall! The package features some nicely under-discovered Philly gems from years back – most of them harder groovers cut by Weldon with a strong bounce on the bottom and soaring vocals on the top! Titles include "Nevertheless" and "I've Had It" by Lee Andrews, "I Still Love You" and "Groovin At The Go Go" by The Four Larks, "I Surrender" and "Hurt" by Eddie Holman, "Not Only The Girl Knows" by The Victors, "One More Year" and "She's Putting You On" by The United Four, "You Need Love" by Irma & The Fascinations, "Focused On You" and "It's Needless To Say" by Bernard Williams & The Blue Notes, "Don't Forget That I Love You" by The Intentions, and "Shiggy Diggy" and "Deeper Than That" by The Preludes. CD

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