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Ray CharlesFrom the Pages Of My Mind ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Loves Company (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (CD & DVD) ... CD
Concord/Hear Music/EMI, 2004/2014. Used CD & DVD ... $6.99
... CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
More of a jazz album than the early vocal singles of Ray Charles – but a set that definitely is as great as promised by the title! Ray's in the lead on piano – taking some strong solos, and showing us what a sensitive phraseologist he can be when needed – really showcasing that side of his talents even more strongly away from his vocals. The album's got some great sidemen, too – David Newman on alto and tenor, Joe Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and even a bit of guest work on bass from Oscar Pettiford. Newman and Bridgewater get in some nice solos – and titles include "Black Coffee", "The Ray", "Doodlin", "There's No You", and "Sweet Sixteen Bars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Ray CharlesJust Between Us ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Very Good ... $3.99
Features some solo tracks by Ray – plus duets with BB King, Gladys Knight, Jim Johnson, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Carr. Titles include "Nothing Like A Hundred Miles", "I Wish I'd Never Loved You At All", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Over The Top", "I'd Walk A Little More For You", and "Stranger In My Own Hometown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ray CharlesMy Baby! (I Love Her, Yes I Do)/Who You Gonna Love ... 7-inch
ABC/Paramount, 1961. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ray CharlesPortrait Of Ray ... LP
ABC/Tangerine, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has waviness along the opening.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles And Betty Carter/Dedicated To You ... CD
ABC/Rhino, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
Two great albums by Ray Charles on one CD! Ray Charles & Betty Carter is a classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Ray during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy low one – especially on their classic duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Other tracks include "For All We Know", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Side By Side", and "You & I". Dedicated To You is a bit more polished, and features Ray singing tributes to a dozen ladies that are supposedly the "you" in the title! Tracks include "Josephine", "Candy", "Ruby", "Stella (By Starlight)", "Hardhearted Hannah", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". 24 cuts in all – and very nicely remastered! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles At Newport ... CD
Atlantic, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A great live album, with a definite jazzy feel – thanks to work from David Newman on tenor sax and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet! Titles include "The Right Time", "I Got A Woman", "Blues Waltz", "Hot Rod", "Sherry", and "Talkin Bout You". CD
(Out of print, 1998 digipak pressing.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles Forever (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Concord, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used CD & DVD ... $7.99
A special assortment of Ray Charles material – pulled from his classic recordings for the Tangerine label, and including one previously unreleased track – and a bonus DVD as well! The occasion for the album is the issue of the USPS Ray Charles stamp – but the set more than stands strongly enough on its own – with a blend of cuts that includes the never-heard "They Can't Take That Away From Me" – plus "None Of Us Are Free", "Imagine", "So Help Me God", "America The Beautiful", "A Song For You", "Ring Of Fire", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Isn't It Wonderful", and "A Song For You". DVD features the 21 minute featurette – "Ray Charles Forever". CD
(Still sealed, rear case has a small cutout hole.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles In Antibes 1961 (with bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.98
A fantastic vintage performance from the legendary Ray Charles – his first concert outside the US, spread out over four different nights at the Antibes Festival in France in 1961! This package brings together the full performance for the first time ever – not only including material from all four nights that Ray played the festival, but also bonus tracks that feature Charles on piano with other singers too. The tunes are a nice mix of the jazzier style of the last few Atlantic albums, with some of the more familiar R&B of Ray's 50s singles – and titles include "Lil Darlin", "The Story", "Georgia On My Mind", "What'd I Say", "My Bonnie", "One Mint Julep", "Hornful Soul", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Tell The Truth", "I Wonder", and "With You On My Mind". Bonus tracks feature material with Lula Reed, Joe Turner, Tommy Ridgely, and Guitar Slim – and the 4CD set features 61 tracks in all. CD

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Ray Charles & Betty CarterRay Charles & Betty Carter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Movie Play (Brazil), 1961. Used ... $3.99
A classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Betty during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy low one – especially on their classic duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Other tracks include "For All We Know", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Side By Side", and "You & I" – plus 3 bonus tracks. CD

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✨✧ Ray Charles & Milt JacksonSoul Meeting ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Fairly decent jazz session, and one in which Ray plays alto sax and electric piano, along with his usual acoustic piano. Milt Jackson is on vibes, of course, and the rest of the group includes Kenny Burrell, Percy Heath, and Art Taylor. Titles include "Soul Meeting", "X Ray Blues", "Blue Genius", and "Bags Of Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing with AT etch. Cover is in nice shape, with just a bit of wear on the bottom seam.)

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Ray Charles/Clovers/LaVern Baker/Clyde McPhatterAtlantic & Atco Remasters Series Sampler Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Promotional copy.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesBirth Of Soul – The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings 1952 to 1959 (3 CD box set) (NO BOX) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s. Used 3 CDS ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You know, over the years, you get exposed to so many cliches about Ray Charles that it's easy to forget how great he is – but you won't after hearing this set! This totally essential box pushes way past any other collection to pull together the raw early R&B sides by Ray – much harder stuff than any of his later country soul work, and way more rockin than even his instrumental sides that show up more as "jazz" efforts. No, this stuff kicks ass – and is right up there with the best 50s R&B work by artists like Tiny Bradshaw, Wynonie Harris, or Ray Brown. Plus, a huge amount of the cuts on here never really appeared on full LPs, so it's not like you'll be able to track them down that easily on other reissues. There's a wealth of excellent material here that will open up a whole new side of Ray for you – and which will fill in loads of holes if you've already got some of his work. There's a total of 53 tracks in all, plus a great set of notes and a very handsome box – and titles include "What Kind Of Man Are You", "Get On The Right Track", "Leave My Woman Alone", "Roll With My Baby", "Jumpin In The Morning", "It Should Have Been Me", "Feelin Sad", "Mess Around", "I Wonder Who", "Blackjack", "Greenbacks", "A Fool For You", "Hard Times", "A Bit Of Soul", "I Want To Know", "It's Alright", "Ain't That Love", and "That's Enough". All cuts are vocal – and this is some of the most satisfying Ray Charles you could ever buy! CD
(Please note that this set does not include the outer box, just the 3CDs in individual jewel cases & the booklet.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later Atlantic Records material from the legendary Ray Charles – a set that definitely lives up to the genius of the title, in that it shows a real sense of development in Ray's music! Charles has moved from the shorter R&B of his early Atlantic singles, to embrace some greater jazz-based sophistication – served up here with players who include Paul Gonsalves and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Melba Liston and Al Gray on trombones, and Freddie Greene on guitar – all players who really shift things towards a richer, fuller sound – setting the stage for Charles 60s growth at ABC Records, but with less of the country modes. Titles include Charles takes on classics like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You" – and the record also features a young Marcus Belgrave delivering a trumpet solo on "Alexander's Ragtime Band". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGreat Hits Of Ray Charles – Recorded On 8 Track Stereo ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label stereo pressing. Cover has an album review affixed to the front, some wear, and yellowing from age.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesLive In Concert ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic live set from Ray Charles – one that equally showcases all the best sides of his sound in the mid 60s! The group's got a nice dose of jazz – which it shows right at the start – almost a mix of Basie swing and R&B, of the sort that Ray was sporting heavily in the late Atlantic years, but didn't always get to display in the countrified early years on ABC – and players include David Fathead Newman on tenor, Hank Crawford on alto, and Julian Priester on trombone – all horn players who really help the whole thing swing! Ray plays some great piano alongside his vocals – and tunes include rollicking versions of "I Got A Woman", "You Don't Know Me", "Makin' Whoopee", "Hallelujah I Love Her So", and "What'd I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting and tape along the top seam.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Ray CharlesSoul Brothers ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great jazz sessions that Ray Charles cut towards the end of his years at Atlantic Records – a surprisingly great little album with vibist Milt Jackson! The set really shows a side of Milt that didn't always surface in the Modern Jazz Quartet – and Charles is surprisingly great on piano (and even a bit of alto sax, which is mighty nice) – especially on the long tracks, which really let the players stretch out! Other players include the great Billy Mitchell on tenor sax, Skeeter Best on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – and titles include "Blue Funk", "Cosmic Ray", "Soul Brothers", and "How Long Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesComplete 1961 Paris Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic slice of work from Ray Charles – billed here as the only live recordings in which Ray played Hammond organ throughout – instead of his usual piano! The 3CD set brings together three full performances recorded in Paris on October 21 and 22 in 1961 – right at a point when Ray was moving between Atlantic and ABC Records – and working with lots of the strong jazzy charts used in his final years at the former label! The Hammond is fantastic, and a number of tracks are nice and long, with great instrumental solos – so much so that it's almost as if Charles' is putting that side of his skills forward first, then coming in for a vocal punch second. Some of these tracks have been issued before, but there's also a lot of unreleased titles in the package – and tunes include "One Mint Julep", "Moanin", "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town", "Hit The Road Jack", "What'd I Say", "Sticks & Stones", "I Wonder", "Just For A Thrill", "Doodlin", "Georgia", "Hallelujah I Love Her So", "From The Heart", "My Baby", and "I've Got News For You". CD

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Later Atlantic Records material from the legendary Ray Charles – a set that definitely lives up to the genius of the title, in that it shows a real sense of development in Ray's music! Charles has moved from the shorter R&B of his early Atlantic singles, to embrace some greater jazz-based sophistication – served up here with players who include Paul Gonsalves and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Melba Liston and Al Gray on trombones, and Freddie Greene on guitar – all players who really shift things towards a richer, fuller sound – setting the stage for Charles 60s growth at ABC Records, but with less of the country modes. Titles include Charles takes on classics like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You" – and the record also features a young Marcus Belgrave delivering a trumpet solo on "Alexander's Ragtime Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Vinyl has some light marks, but cover is still in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music ... LP
ABC, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesMessage From The People ... LP
Tangerine/ABC, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A righteous early 70s set from Ray Charles – and a record with a much deeper vibe than you might guess from the image of Ray and some kids on the cover! Arrangements were handled by Quincy Jones, Sid Feller, and Mike Post – and the record is kind of a 70s take on the fuller modes that Charles explored for ABC during the 60s – moved into more contemporary territory with some sweet Fender Rhodes, full strings, and a funky undercurrent in some of the rhythms – never too forced or over the top, but in ways that makes some of the tunes sly steppers that work great with Charles' aging vocals. Titles include "Abraham Martin & John", "Heaven Help Us All", "There'll Be No Peace Without All Men As One", "Hey Mister", "Lift Every Voice & Sing", "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", and "What Have They Done To My Song Ma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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David Fathead NewmanIt's Mister Fathead – Ray Charles Presents David Newman/Straigt Ahead/Fathead Comes On/House Of David (2CD set) ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
4 classic albums on 2 CDs. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcover.)

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John ScofieldThat's What I Say – John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles ... CD
Verve, 2005. Used ... $4.99
With Larry Golding on piano, Hammond B3 organ, Worlizer & vibes, Willie Weeks on bass & Ampeg baby bass & Steve Jordan on drums, cocktail drums, tambourine & background vocals. CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Roseanna VitroCatchin Some Rays – The Music Of Ray Charles ... CD
Telarc, 1997. Used ... $2.99
Roseanna Vitro takes on the music of Ray Charles – with help from Eddie Henderson on trumpet and David Fathead Newman on tenor! CD
(Includes slipcase.)
 
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Ed Bogas/Ray Shanklin/VariousFritz The Cat – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The funky freaky soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi's animated feature Fritz The Cat – a really messed-up little film based around the original character created by Robert Crumb! Like the movie, the album's got a very skittish kind of feel – leaping from one genre to the next with each different track – but mostly featuring some older numbers from the Fantasy catalog, plus some key newer tracks for the set that are nice and funky! Original tunes include the bad-rapping "Fritz The Cat", by Ed Bogas and The Watson Sisters – plus the instrumentals "Duke's Theme" and "Bertha's Theme" by Ray Shanklin, and "The Riot" and "Winston" by Ed Bogas. Also includes "Love Light Of Mine" by The Watson Sisters, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, and "Mamblues" by Cal Tjader. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Ed Bogas/Ray Shanklin/VariousFritz The Cat – Original Soundtrack (picture disc) ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The funky freaky soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi's animated feature Fritz The Cat – a really messed-up little film based around the original character created by Robert Crumb! Like the movie, the album's got a very skittish kind of feel – leaping from one genre to the next with each different track – but mostly featuring some older numbers from the Fantasy catalog, plus some key newer tracks for the set that are nice and funky! Original tunes include the bad-rapping "Fritz The Cat", by Ed Bogas and The Watson Sisters – plus the instrumentals "Duke's Theme" and "Bertha's Theme" by Ray Shanklin, and "The Riot" and "Winston" by Ed Bogas. Also includes "Love Light Of Mine" by The Watson Sisters, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, and "Mamblues" by Cal Tjader. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles Owens New York Art EnsemblePlays The Music Of Harry Warren Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Ray Brown, George Cables, Roy McCurdy, Red Callender, and James Newton. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ed Bogas/Ray Shanklin/VariousFritz The Cat – Original Soundtrack (picture disc) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The funky freaky soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi's animated feature Fritz The Cat – a really messed-up little film based around the original character created by Robert Crumb! Like the movie, the album's got a very skittish kind of feel – leaping from one genre to the next with each different track – but mostly featuring some older numbers from the Fantasy catalog, plus some key newer tracks for the set that are nice and funky! Original tunes include the bad-rapping "Fritz The Cat", by Ed Bogas and The Watson Sisters – plus the instrumentals "Duke's Theme" and "Bertha's Theme" by Ray Shanklin, and "The Riot" and "Winston" by Ed Bogas. Also includes "Love Light Of Mine" by The Watson Sisters, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, and "Mamblues" by Cal Tjader. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc – with a stop-animation feature on the B-side!)
Also available Fritz The Cat – Original Soundtrack (picture disc) ... LP 14.99

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Chet BakerLive In Europe 1956 ... CD
Accord (France), 1956. Used ... $14.99
An obscure issue of a rare performance in Florence in 1956 – five tracks, with Chet on trumpet, Jean Louis Chautemps on tenor, Francy Boland on piano, Eddie DeHaas on bass, and Charles Saudrais on drums! Titles include ""Stella By Starlight", "Cool Blues", "This Is Always", "Ray's Idea" and "Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy BrooksWindows Of The Mind ... CD
Crossover/We Want Sounds (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Funky trumpet galore – and one of the few albums ever cut by trumpeter Billy Brooks as a leader! At the time of this 1974 LP, Billy Brooks was an overlooked LA trumpeter working in the Ray Charles band – and although this record didn't bring him instant fame when it was released, it's grown to become a groove classic over time – thanks to a really unique approach to funky jazz that's even different than early 70s material on labels like CTI or Prestige! The standout cut is the sample track "Forty Days" – a masterpiece of jagged drums and floating horn work, sampled to great fame by Tribe Called Quest, and instantly famous for years after. The whole album's great, though – a funky big band mix of electric and acoustic playing, with some really mad numbers that feature a lineup that includes Herman Riley on tenor, Calvin Keys on guitar, and Lonnie Shelter on flute – plus some cool electronics from Billy, in addition to his trumpet. Tracks include "Shetter Cheeze", "Good News Blues", "Cooling It", "Black Flag", "Shetter Cheeze", and "CP Time". CD
Also available Windows Of The Mind ... LP 26.99

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Billy BrooksWindows Of The Mind ... LP
Crossover/We Want Sounds (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Funky trumpet galore – and one of the few albums ever cut by trumpeter Billy Brooks as a leader! At the time of this 1974 LP, Billy Brooks was an overlooked LA trumpeter working in the Ray Charles band – and although this record didn't bring him instant fame when it was released, it's grown to become a groove classic over time – thanks to a really unique approach to funky jazz that's even different than early 70s material on labels like CTI or Prestige! The standout cut is the sample track "Forty Days" – a masterpiece of jagged drums and floating horn work, sampled to great fame by Tribe Called Quest, and instantly famous for years after. The whole album's great, though – a funky big band mix of electric and acoustic playing, with some really mad numbers that feature a lineup that includes Herman Riley on tenor, Calvin Keys on guitar, and Lonnie Shelter on flute – plus some cool electronics from Billy, in addition to his trumpet. Tracks include "Shetter Cheeze", "Good News Blues", "Cooling It", "Black Flag", "Shetter Cheeze", and "CP Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Windows Of The Mind ... CD 15.99

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Hank CrawfordFrom The Heart ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99
Warm and laidback soul jazz from the great Hank Crawford – cut in a relaxed mode that makes the set feel like some of the late nite smokers on the Prestige label at the time! Hank's alto work is perfectly placed on the set, and he's working with fellow Ray Charles bandmember David Fathead Newman on tenor – plus John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau on trumpets, and Leroy Cooper on baritone sax – plus guitar from Sonny Forrest on two tracks. Titles include "The Peeper", "Sherri", "Sweet Cakes", "Don't Cry Baby", "What Will I Tell My Heart", and "But On The Other Hand". CD
(Out of print 2012 pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)

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Hank CrawfordMore Soul ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. Used ... $11.99
Given Hank Crawford's soulful legacy on the alto sax – one that already made him a star in Ray Charles group by the time of this LP – it would be hard to add More Soul to his bag – but that's what he's going for here, and we've gotta say that it works pretty darn well! The session's a small group one – with Hank's alto alongside tenor by David Newman, trumpet by Phillip Guilbeau, and baritone sax by Leroy "Hog" Cooper – and in addition to tenor, Hank also plays some piano on the set as well. The tunes have an easygoing soul jazz groove that makes the record feel more like a Prestige jazz session than an Atlantic one – and there's a nice variety to the record, which helps it get past some of the hoke on Hank's other sets from the time. Titles include "Boo's Tune", "Four Five Six", "The Story", "Sister Sadie", and "Dat Dere". CD
(Out of print, 2012 pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi!)

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Georgie FameTwo Faces Of Fame – The Complete 1967 Recordings (stereo/mono – with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/RPM (UK), 1967. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
The two faces of Fame are live and studio – as each side of the original album was recorded in each mode – and this great CD version goes a lot further, with stereo and mono mixes and a huge number of bonus tracks! The live numbers feature the Brit jazz vocalist swinging in a set recorded in early 1967 – done with lots of Hammond organ in the lineup, and an overall style that picks up a lot from Ray Charles and Mose Allison, but filters it through the groovier beat group styles of 60s London. The studio numbers are even better, and feature Georgie singing in more of a jazz-based mode – with lineups that feature some striking players that include Tony Oxley, Peter King, Gordon Beck, and Tubby Hayes. Tracks include a wonderful take on Mongo Santamaria's "El Pussycat", plus the tunes "Do It The Hard Way", "It Could Happen To You", "C'Est La Vie", "River's Invitation", "Greenback Dollar Bill", and "Keep Your Big Mouth Shut". Disc 1 also features 13 bonus tracks from singles and EPs released in 1967 – and disc 2 is completed by 11 MORE bonus tracks – 6 released for the first time ever, including "Jumpin The Gun", "Respoken", "Fool's Paradise" and "Conquistador". CD

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Georgie FameTwo Faces Of Fame/Third Face Of Fame ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
2 classic albums from British vocalist Georgie Fame – back to back on one CD! First up are Two Faces Of Fame – live and studio – as each side of the album was recorded in each mode! Side one features the Brit jazz vocalist swinging in a live set recorded in early 1967 – done with lots of Hammond organ in the lineup, and an overall style that picks up a lot from Ray Charles and Mose Allison, but filters it through the groovier beat group styles of 60s London. Side two is even better, and features Georgie singing in more of a jazz-based mode – with lineups that feature some striking players that include Tony Oxley, Peter King, Gordon Beck, and Tubby Hayes. Tracks include a wonderful take on Mongo Santamaria's "El Pussycat", plus the tunes "Do It The Hard Way", "It Could Happen To You", "C'Est La Vie", "River's Invitation", "Greenback Dollar Bill", and "Keep Your Big Mouth Shut". Third Face Of Fame is an even better album – one that has Fame moving past the swinging Mose Allison-inspired jazz vocal mode of earlier records, into a groovier style that picks up a range of different sounds! Georgie kicks off the album with his version of the ever-popular late 60s "Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde" – and seems to use that tune as an excuse to explore a nice range of older jazz vocal approaches, including one tune that even has him reciting the lyrics in a Beatles-sounding monologue! Arrangements are by Harry South, with players that include Gordon Beck, John McLaughlin, Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, and Ian Hammer – and titles include "Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde", "Ask Me Nice", "When I'm Sixty Four", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Blue Prelude", "Bullets Laverne", "This Is Always", "Mellow Yellow", and "Side By Side". CD

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June GardnerBustin Out ... LP
EmArcy, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A rollicking batch of 60s instrumentals, served up by drummer June Gardner – billed as Gentleman June on the cover! June's from New Orleans, but the groove here is more in a Memphis mode – vamping along with a larger group in a post-Ray Charles mode – featuring tighter soul instrumental takes on hits of the 60s, plus a few key numbers written by producer Wardell Quezerque. And although June's the leader on drums, the real focus here is on the tenor and alto sax solos on the tracks – uncredited, but all pretty nice, and following in a mode that owes plenty to King Curtis. Titles include "99 Plus 1", "Last Night", "Hammerhead", "Hot Seat", "Mustard Greens", "Later Baby", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some splitting in the bottom seam, and a small drillhole through the center. Label has a small drillhole.)

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Ronnie JonesSatisfy My Soul – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1968 ... CD
Decca/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Great work from soul singer Ronnie Jones – an artist who was born in the US, but cut all of this work in the swinging London scene of the 60s – where he was obviously a very big addition to the mod scene! Ronnie's got a voice that's capable of a great range when needed, but which can also stick to a tightly soulful groove too – a match of modes that has him swinging between Ray Charles moments some times, and early Gene McDaniels at others – but all with backing by the sort of combo featured on the cover, which means that there's a bit of a British bluesy current to the music as well. The whole thing's wonderful – a stunning discovery of a singer who should have had an equally big impact on these shores, and who was undeniably a precursor to soulful Brit acts to come. Titles include "Satisfy My Soul", "My Daily Souvenir", "I Need Your Loving", "My Love", "Let's Pin A Rose On You", "It's All Over", "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is", "You're Looking Good", and "Mama Come On Home". CD

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Herbie MannInspiration I Feel ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Herbie Mann takes strong inspiration from the great Ray Charles here – working in a cool mode that's partly the soulful sound of Mann's other work for Atlantic Records, and partly the fuller style of Charles' 60s music for ABC! Backings are full, but very groovy – thanks to arrangements by William Fischer that keep plenty of edges on the tunes – even amidst the larger strings and orchestrations! Herbie gets plenty of space to solo out front, and the album also features female backing vocals – but used in a spare way that only really seems to further enforce the groove! Titles include "Lonely Avenue", "I Got A Woman", "Drown In My Own Tears", and "Georgia On My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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Marian MontgomeryWhat's New ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Oh for the days when you could go to a club and hear a singer like this – peppy, jazzy, but also able to put over a sad and dreamy tune when she wants to. Marian only recorded a few records, and this one's probably her best – a jaunty set of tunes with arrangements by Charles Albertine, Sy Oliver, and Ray Scott. Some tracks are groovy, some sad and lonely, and others have a nice playful feel that keeps the set fresh – and titles include "There's A Time & A Place For Everything", "Give Me The Simple Life", "I'm The Lonesomest Gal In Town", "It Makes No Difference", and "I'll Sing You One Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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David Fathead NewmanHouse Of David – The David Fathead Newman Anthology ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Features work with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville, and Jimmy Scott. Tracks include "Blues Waltz", "Fathead", "That's Enough", "For Buster", "Ramblin", "Day By Day", and "Chained No More" – 27 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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David NewmanFathead Comes On ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99
Early work from David Fathead Newman – so early, the cover has him listed as "Dave" on the front! The album steps nicely off Newman's early work with Ray Charles – and does plenty to establish him as a leader on his own – putting Newman's bold, soulful tenor right upfront in the mix – and backing him with small combo players who include Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Norris Austin on piano, and Hank Crawford on a bit of piano! There's a deep undercurrent that's mighty nice – almost a rootsier quality than on other Newman albums – and titles include "Cellar Groove", "Hello There", "Alto Sauce", and "Scufflin". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerJazz Perennial – Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite of Verve's "genius of" collections of Charlie Parker's work – largely because it includes some wonderful and oft-overlooked vocal tunes! 4 of the tracks on the set feature Bird blowing with a vocal chorus arranged by Dave Lambert – in a style that shouldn't work, but does – thanks to Lambert's keen bop sensibilities (heard here before his Lambert Hendricks & Ross years), and to players in the group that include Hal McKusick, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Other tracks have Parker either playing in a quartet with Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and Hank Jones – or in a different group with Kenny Dorham and Tommy Turk. Titles include "Cardboard", "Visa", "Segment", "Passport", "Diverse", "I'm In the Mood For Love", "If I Love Again", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, UMV 2617, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Jim Reeves/Elvis Presley/Perry Como/Johnny Cash/Andy WilliamsChristmas Classics (Twelve Songs Of Christmas/Elvis' Christmas Album/Perry Como Christmas Album/Johnny Cash Family Christmas/Andy Williams Christmas Album) (5CD set) ... CD
Legacy/Sony (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $4.99
A host of classic Christmas albums – all packaged together here in mini LP-styled sleeves! First up is Twelve Songs Of Christmas – a set that has the warm voice of Jim Reeves making these holiday tunes sound mighty nice – especially considering that the arrangements here are by Bill Justis and Chet Atkins! Jim may not be our favorite country artist on other material, but he does a great job of sending these tunes home for the holidays with his paternalistic approach and a genuine warmth. Titles include "Jingle Bells", "An Old Christmas Card", "Senor Santa Claus", "Blue Christmas", "Mary's Little Boy Child", "Silent Night", and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful". Next is the 1957 Elvis' Christmas Album – a set that had RCA Records wisely rushing the young singer into the studio to cut a host of Christmas tunes – which ensured that Elvis would be spinning on the turntable for many seasons to come! Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", and "Santa Bring My Baby Back". The Perry Como Christmas album is a late 60s classic – and we can't think of anyone we'd rather have sitting round the Christmas tree than ol' Perry Como! The guy's more relaxed, laidback, trusting, and honest than any of our old relatives combined – and all of his old barber charm comes through perfectly on this late 60s set of Christmas tunes arranged and conducted by Nick Perito. Perry's got the Ray Charles Singers behind him on backing vocals, and titles include "Silver Bells", "Toyland", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Christmas Eve", "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas", and "Do You Hear What I Hear". The Johnny Cash Family Christmas album features work from Johnny, plus friends and relatives – a lineup that includes June Carter, Tommy Cash, Carl Perkins, and Larry Butler! The format's nice, too, with a bit of dialogue between some of the tracks – amidst tunes that include "King Of Love", "Jingle Bells", "Christmas Time's A Comin", "Christmas With You", "Christmas As I Knew It", "Merry Christmas Mary", "An Old Fashioned Christmas", and "When You're Twenty One". The Andy Williams Christmas Album features Christmas goodness from the man who really knew how to warm up the TV set during the Holiday season – a singer who virtually owned the TV airwaves at the time this record was cut, taking the masculine mantle from Perry Como – and delivering a similar sense of comfort and calm during the month of December! Titles include "Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season", "The Christmas Song", "A Song & A Christmas Tree", "Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells", "O Holy Night", "The First Noel" – and Andy's long-running Christmas classic, "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year". CD

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Charlie RichSings Country & Western ... LP
Hi Records, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
An overlooked gem by the great Charlie Rich – an album recorded for Hi Records in the years before he broke big on Columbia in the late 60s – but at a level that certainly points the way towards his country fame to come! And yet, as with most of the best music by Rich – like his stunning Smash Records sides – there's a quality here that's quite far from both the mainstream, and conventional modes of expression – as Charlie almost seems to be drawing as much on soul music for inspiration as he is the sounds of Nashville – which might almost put this album in the territory of classic country soul material by singers like Ray Charles or Brook Benton. The whole thing's a perfect setting for that unique combination of talents that makes Rich so wonderful – and most tracks are Hank Williams hits, but redone completely. Titles include "I Can't Help It", "My Heart Would Know", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Cold Cold Heart", and "Nobody's Lonesome For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear with wide black tape along the spine and top seam.)

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✨✧ Freddie ScottFreddie Scott Sings & Sings & Sings ... CD
Rhino/Collectables, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An early standout set from soul singer Freddie Scott – put together with sublime arrangements from pop maestro Gary Sherman! The record's got a quality that's quite unique – a bit Iceman soul, ala Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson – a bit of the polish of crossover acts like Ray Charles or Gene McDaniels – yet always done at a level that has Scott's deep, rich voice right upfront in the mix – full of power but never overdone! The tunes are from a variety of sources, but really get remade by Freddie – and titles include his hit versions of "Hey Girl" and "I Got A Woman", plus "What Do I See In The Girl", "Where Is The Girl", and "Where Does Love Go". CD
(Pages of booklet are stuck together from some water damage & staining on the traycard artwork – priced accordingly.)

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Joe TurnerComplete Boss Of The Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz – The Complete Mono & Stereo Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Bear Family (Germany), 1956. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 22.99
A real classic from blues giant Joe Turner – a singer who burst back to the mainstream on 50s Atlantic Records, thanks to a host of R&B singles that burned up the charts – but who here returns to his roots, and lays down a great set of jazzy tunes that get back to his roots in the Kansas City scene of the 30s! The shift is a bit like that Ray Charles made at the end of the 50s on Atlantic – R&B to more of a jazz-based groove – and Joe works here with great help from Pete Brown on alto, Pete Johnson on piano, Joe Newman on trumpet, and Lawrence Brown on trombone. After the raw hard R&B of Joe's bigger hit sides for Atlantic, the album's a compelling change – a reminder that Turner had roots that went much deeper than his rock and roll fame – and a depth of delivery that would keep his career strong, long after some of his 50s R&B contemporaries faded! The mix of modes – R&B and jazz – is a bit like some of the later Ray Charles albums on Atlantic – and tracks include "Low Down Dog", "Roll Em Pete", "Cherry Red", "How Long Blues", and "Morning Glories". 2CD version features the full albums in both mono and stereo, plus some bonus alternate takes – and the usual great set of notes and presentation from Bear Family! CD

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Vandermark 5Four Sides To The Story (limited 2LP box set) ... LP
Not Two (Poland), 2007. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A beautiful, heavy duty double vinyl box set that chronicles reeds genius Ken Vandermark and his Vandermark 5's live work from a late November '05 date at the Alchemia club in Krakow – with the latest 5 lineup from the superb Discontinuous Line album – powerful stuff that you already know is amazing if you've ever had the occasion to the the crew work live! Always one to wear his influences proudly on his sleeve, with a fiery approach that's all his own, Vandermark is in top form here – and surrounded by incredible, intuitive players – including Fred-Lomberg Holm on cello, Tim Daisy drums, Kent Kessler on bass and Dave Remis on sax. Titles include "Vehicle (For Magnus Broo)", "Camera (For Edward Weston)", "Suitcase (For Ray Charles, Elvin Jones, And Steve Lacy)", "Convertible (For Charles Eames)", "Burn Nostalgia (For Art Pepper)", "Some Not All (For Phillip Wilson)" and "Reciprocal (For Santiago Calatrava)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don WilkersonPreach Brother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1962. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent album by this lusty tenor player – and one of the rarest Blue Notes ever! Brother Don plays lean and mean, in a nice tight group that features Grant Green on guitar, Sonny Clark on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – all of whom give Wilkerson a freer setting than he ever got working with his more famous bandleader, Ray Charles! The groove has a freer edge than on some of Wilkerson's other albums, with touches that almost reach a Latin sound at times – an influence most likely from Green's exotic work on guitar, and Higgins' wonderfully free rhythms. Titles include "Pigeon Peas", "Camp Meetin", "Jeanie Weanie", and "Dem Tamborines". CD
(Collectors edition in a LP sleeve – limited to 1000!)

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VariousAtlantic Jazz – Best Of The 50s ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by John Coltrane, Chris Connor, Modern Jazz Quartet, LaVern Baker, Ray Charles, Joe Turner, Charles Mingus, Lennie Tristano, and Jimmy Giuffre. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Jazz Keyboards ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Jimmy Yancey, Erroll Garner, -Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Ray Charles, Ray Bryant, Junior Mance, the Mitchell-Ruff Trio featuring Charlie Smith, Les McCann, Joe Zawinul, Keith Jarrett & Chick Corea. CD

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VariousAtlantic Ultimate 50's R&B Smashes ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
Music from "Stick" McGhee & His Buddies, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Joe Turner & His Band, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, the Chords, Ray Charles & his band, Ivory Joe Hunter, LaVern Baker & The Gliders, Chuck Willis & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlues Around Midnight ... CD
Flair/Virgin, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
20 songs from Larry Davis, Johnny Copeland, Lowell Fulson, T-Bone Walker, BB King, Jimmy Nelson, Ray Charles, Saunders King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mari Jones & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousComplete Satellite Recordings ... CD
Satellite, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $16.99
Includes tracks by Carla Thomas, Charles Heinz, The Veltones, Carla & Rufus, The May-Keys, Prince Conley, Nick Charles, Don Willis, Ray Scott & The Demens, and Hoyt Johnson. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 5 – The Beat Goes On 1961 to 1962 ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Classic work on Atlantic Records – selections by The Coasters, Bobby Darin, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, and Carla Thomas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousMalcolm X (Spike Lee) – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Qwest, 1992. Used ... $1.99
Includes music from Joe Turner, the Ink Spots, Billie Holiday, Erskine Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and John Coltrane. CD
(Cutout hole through booklet and tray card.)

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VariousMessin With The Blues – Where It's At ... CD
Atlantic/Ace (UK), Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $7.99
A wealth of blues from the legendary Atlantic Records – served up here in a set of tracks that goes way past the obvious! In fact, even though there's a few names here that were bigger entries in the Atlantic catalog, they're represented by lesser-known tracks – and mixed in with other artists who only recorded 78 or 45rpm singles for the label – but who really left some gems behind in the label's rich catalog! A few cuts are more upbeat R&B, but most of the work has a looser, more laidback approach to blues – nicely late nite at times, and all handled with the kind of care that made Atlantic such a winner right from the start. The set's got a full book of notes on all the music, and features 25 titles that include "After Hour Session" by Frank Floorshow Culley, "Up The Line" and "Hoy Hoy" by Little Johnny Jones, "She's A Woman" by Jimmy Griffin, "Real Real Gone" by John Lee Hooker, "Break Of Day Blues" by Hal Paige, "Draggin Hours" by Odelle Turner, "Climbin Up To Heaven Blues (part 1)" by Jimmy Earle & The Jazz Kings, "Messin Up" by Chuck Norris, "Losing Hand" by Ray Charles, "Play On Little Girl" by T Bone Walker, "Cold Love" by Lucky Davis, "Blue Harlem" by Tiny Grimes, and "Drinkin Wine Spo Dee O Dee" by Larry Dale. CD

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VariousOn A Cool Day – The Soulful Side Of Cool Jazz ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not just cool jazz – despite what the title might say – and instead a whole host of soulful jazzy styles from the late 50s and early 60s – pulled forth from the kind of singles that once boomed from backroom jukeboxes in taverns on the south side of town! The collection is great – very much in the spirit of some of the Mod Jazz compilations on Ace, but maybe even a bit more farther-reaching too – and the tracks are a great mix of instrumental and vocal jazz numbers, put together with the same great ear as the soul collections on the Outta Sight label. Titles include "Like Young" by Ann Henry, "I Walk The Streets" by Lyn Avalon, "Scenes In The City (edit)" by Charles Mingus, "Comin Home Baby" by Dave Bailey, "Johnny With The Gentle Hands" by Cootie Williams & Wini Brown, "Baby Do You Ever Think Of Me" by Sonny Stitt, "Goodbye Old Girl" by Art Farmer, "Wayning Moments" by Wayne Shorter, and "Sack O Woe" by Ray Bryant. CD

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VariousR&B Box – 30 Years Of Rhythm & Blues (6 CD box set) ... CD
Rhino, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 6 CDs ... $49.99
A really well-done collection – one that spans key postwar years of R&B, then moves through doo wop into the seminal sounds of 60s soul – almost all from Atlantic Records! Music from Illinois Jacquet, Lionel Hampton, the Ravens, Mabel Scott, Big Jay McNeely, Percy Mayfield, the Five Keys, Lloyd Price, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, the Chords, Johnny Ace, Ray Charles, James Brown & much more. CD
(Out of print. Great heavy box with big booklet too!)

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VariousRock Begins Vol 1 ... LP
Atco, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Featuring Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Clyde McPhatter, Coasters, Drifters, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousRock Begins Vol 2 ... LP
Atco, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Features songs from Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, The Coasters, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Chuck Willis, The Robins and the Sensations. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ AnimalsAnimalism ... LP
MGM, 1966. Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure burning soul from The Animals – a nicely stripped-down set that revels in older R&B styles – cooked up with a version of the group that features Dave Rowberry on Hammond and lots of screaming vocals from Eric B! The original Animals vibe is opened up a bit more with some heavier sounds that reflect the change of moves at the time – but overall, the tracks are mostly shortish and respectful to the roots that inspired the group – in a way that helps bring together music from a range of different sources. Titles include versions of Fred Neil's "Other Side Of Life", Zappa's "All Night Long", Sam Cooke's "Shake", Donovan's "Hey Gyp", and Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack" – plus "Smoke Stack Lightning", "Rock Me Baby", "Outcast", "Louisiana Blues", and "Going Down Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has 4 inch split in the bottom seam and a name in pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersDrum Suite ... LP
Columbia, 1956/1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") that has Blakey and Jo Jones on drums, joined by Sabu Martinez on bongos and Charles Wright on tympani and gong. Ray Bryant snakes some soulful piano through the set and Oscar Pettiford is on bass and cello – and the overall feeling of the side is similar to some of Blakey's work in the format for Blue Note – like the albums Afro-Drum Orgy or Holiday for Percussion. Side two has straight hard bop, played by Blakey's 1957 combo that included Jackie McLean and Bill Hardman – and the group grooves hard on a classic reading of "Nica's Tempo", plus the cuts "D's Dilemma" and "Just For Marty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove and 1B matrix. Cover has very light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppThere's A Trumpet In My Soul ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There might be a trumpet in Archie Shepp's soul, but the album features him on tenor and soprano sax – working in a wonderfully spiritual vein that's almost in the same mode as his early 70s work on Impulse! The album features some very long, drawn out tracks – but ones that build nicely with Shepp's soulful styles of the 70s – that groove he explored a bit on the Black Saint label, with a bold sense of majesty and power, presented with more control than the BYG/Actuel years. The album features some great vocals – again recalling Archie's later Impulse years – and players include Walter Davis Jr on electric piano, Dave Burrell on acoustic piano, Charles Greenlee on trombone, Ray Draper on tuba, and Beaver Harris on drums. Titles include "There's A Trumpet In My Soul", "Zaid", "Down In Brazil", and "It Is The Year Of The Rabbit". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Slope & OthersSlope Is Dope ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The funky electronic talents of Slope are spread plenty wide on this set – not just on their own few contributions, but on the work of a host of other artists too – all presented here in special Slope remixes! The CD compiles a wide range of recent Slope single projects into one sweet little album – a great set that shows the strong evolution of the Slope groove from their first album, and the group's talent for applying classic electro touches to a range of different styles! Titles include "Ray Ray (Slope rmx)" by Fat Freddys Drop, "Daylight (Slope rmx)" by 1Luv, "In The Mix" by Capitol A, "It's You (Slope rmx)" by Deyampert, "O Bah (Slope rmx part 1 2006 inst)" by Daniel Magg, "Clapz (Slope rmx)" by Studio R feat Mocky, and the tracks "Nothing Like This Feeling (Charles Webster's slightly slower mix)", "Keeping It Up (Henrik Schwarz rmx)", "Runnin", "Want Choo Longa (Daz I Kue & Afronaught rmx album version)", and "Find Our Love (Volker Meitz acoustic replay)" all by Slope. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittMy Mother's Eyes ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare one for Sonny Stitt – an album for Pacific Jazz recorded on the west coast, but done with some hard-burning organ work by Charles Kynard that easily matches any of Stitt's best soul jazz sides from the east! There's a tightly cooking feel to the entire set that's really great – a style that's slightly different than Sonny's work for Argo or Prestige, but which is equally great – thanks to fluid lines on Hammond from Kynard, and some great guitar from the under-rated Ray Crawford. The group's completed by Doug Sides on drums – and titles include "Blue Skies", "Sitt In Time", "Summer Special", "My Mother's Eyes", and "SOP Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & silver label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy Waters & The Rolling StonesCheckerboard Lounge ... CD
Archivio (Italy), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary night at Chicago's Checkerboard Lounge – when The Stones, in town for some shows out in Rosemont, sat in with their hero Muddy Waters! First and foremost – we're in Muddy's wheelhouse here – it's his show, and he sounds great, even this late in the game! The Stones, who are hardly ever better from the early 80s onward than when they're in hard blues homage mode, provide stellar support, and they may very well instigate Muddy and his band to bring their best, which they handily do! Also in action are Muddy's own great band and other guests, including John Primer, Rick Kreher, Earnest Johnson, Ray Allison and Mojo Buford – plus Junior Wells, Buddy Guy (who does some singing on the set, along with Mick and Muddy), Lefty Dizz and Nick Charles. The whole thing sounds great and titles include "Mannish Boy", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Long Distance Call", and "Im Gonna Get High". CD

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✨✧ Charlie RichI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (aka Sings Country & Western) ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem by the great Charlie Rich – an album recorded for Hi Records in the years before he broke big on Columbia in the late 60s – but at a level that certainly points the way towards his country fame to come! And yet, as with most of the best music by Rich – like his stunning Smash Records sides – there's a quality here that's quite far from both the mainstream, and conventional modes of expression – as Charlie almost seems to be drawing as much on soul music for inspiration as he is the sounds of Nashville – which might almost put this album in the territory of classic country soul material by singers like Ray Charles or Brook Benton. The whole thing's a perfect setting for that unique combination of talents that makes Rich so wonderful – and most tracks are Hank Williams hits, but redone completely. Titles include "I Can't Help It", "My Heart Would Know", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Cold Cold Heart", and "Nobody's Lonesome For Me". CD

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✨✧ Charlie RichI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (aka Sings Country & Western) (with bonus download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem by the great Charlie Rich – an album recorded for Hi Records in the years before he broke big on Columbia in the late 60s – but at a level that certainly points the way towards his country fame to come! And yet, as with most of the best music by Rich – like his stunning Smash Records sides – there's a quality here that's quite far from both the mainstream, and conventional modes of expression – as Charlie almost seems to be drawing as much on soul music for inspiration as he is the sounds of Nashville – which might almost put this album in the territory of classic country soul material by singers like Ray Charles or Brook Benton. The whole thing's a perfect setting for that unique combination of talents that makes Rich so wonderful – and most tracks are Hank Williams hits, but redone completely. Titles include "I Can't Help It", "My Heart Would Know", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Cold Cold Heart", and "Nobody's Lonesome For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Ted DanielIn The Beginning ... CD
Altura, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic 70s material from trumpeter Ted Daniel – a hell of an artist in his own right, and one whose participation in the New York scene is finally given some documentation with releases like this! The set has Daniel working with some of his most important contemporaries, in two different groups – one a lineup that's heavy on saxophone work – from players who include David Murray, Charles Tyler, Arthur Blythe, Hassan Dawkins, Oliver Lake, and Kappu Umezu; the other a group with a slightly different lineup, which still includes Tyler and Dawkins, but also adds in trumpet from Ahmed Abdullah, trombone from Cahrles Stephens, and drums from Steve Reid! Both groups feature guitar from Melvin Smith and percussion from Tatsuya Nakamura – and compositions are by Lake, Blythe, Tyler, and Daniel – but all given that sense of bold, majestic energy that we usually find in Ted's performances of the time. Titles include "Hassan", "Illusions", "Folley", and "Greeting". CD

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✨✧ Varese/Colgrass/Saperstein/Cowell/WuorinenPercussion Music – Raymond Des Roches/Charles Wuorinen/New Jersey Percussion Ensemble ... CD
Nonesuch, 1974/1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Works include "Ionisation" by Varese, "Ostinato Pianissimo" by Henry Cowell, "Antiphonies For Percussion" by David Saperstein, "Fantasy Variations" by Michael Colgrass, and "Percussion Symphony" by Charles Wuorinen. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusPortrait (Town Hall Concert/My Favorite Quintet) ... LP
Prestige, 1964/1965. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Live material from Mingus' classic mid 60s period – one album recorded at Town Hall in New York in 1964, the other recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 1965. Town Hall set features Johnny Coles on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, and Eric Dolphy on flute, bass clarinet, and alto – on the tracks "So Long Eric" and "Praying With Eric". The Minneapolis set features Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, Charles McPherson on alto, and Jaki Byard on piano – on another version of "So Long Eric" – this one recorded after Dolphy's death – plus a medley of standards, done the Mingus way! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Link WrayLink Wray ... LP
Polydor/Future Days, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A weird and wild little record – and one that came as quite a surprise to folks who'd previously known Link Wray as the king of the raunchy guitar instrumental in the 60s! Here, Link sings as well as plays – working in his legendary Three Track Shack, which was located in Maryland, but has a vibe that feels like it came right out of the Louisiana swamps! The style of the music follows suit – almost as if Link saw folks like Tony Joe White, Bobby Charles, and some of their contemporaries – and tried to find his unique take on the raunchy blend of roots rock, country, and maybe some occasional funky currents. Polydor cleaned the album up a bit for release – but no too much – and titles include "Juke Box Mama", "Rise & Fall Of Jimmy Stokes", "La De Da", "Black River Swamp", "Tail Dragger", "Ice People", and "Fire & Brimstone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryRelativity Suite (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
JCOA/Klimt (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About October 10, 2020 (delayed)
One of Don Cherry's most spiritual, far-reaching projects – a wonderful record that builds both on his key avant work of the 60s, and some of the globally-inspired sounds he was cutting overseas! This date was done in close collaboration with the New York underground of the time – and the large group features work from a rich array of great musicians – including Charles Brackeen on soprano and alto sax, Carlos Ward on alto, Frank Lowe and Dewey Redman on tenors, Charlie Haden on bass, Carla Bley on piano, and Ed Blackwell on drums – working with additional string and percussion players in a sound that's completely sublime! There's a great ear here for unusual sonic twists and turns, yet these are mixed with some deeper organic tones, and some freer jazz passages – all to really ignite a great fire as the set rolls on. Titles include "March Of The Hobbits", "Tantra", "Desireless", "Infinite Gentleness", and "Trans-Love Airways". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & OthersAbsolute Beginners (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning its ears back in time – to a pre-mod era of the late 50s, which is the setting for Colin MacInnes original novel used for the film – portrayed here in a pastiche of vocal and instrumental songs that often have a fair bit of classic touches! Gil Evans was brought in for most of the instrumentals, and turns out some really sparkling charts that have all the charm of his best work of the 50s – and other contemporary artists do a pretty great job themselves – at least on the more jazz-based numbers. Evans numbers include versions of Charles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "Better Git It In Your Soul", plus his own "Va Va Vaoom" – and the better jazzy tunes includes the excellent "Killer Blow" by Sade, plus "Have You Ever Had It Blue" by The Style Council, "That's Motivation" and "Absolute Beginners" by David Bowie, "Rodrigo Bay" by Working Week, "Selling Out" by Slim Gaillard, and "Riot City" by Jerry Dammers. 2LP UK version – with much more instrumental music than the American version! LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie JeffersonThere I Go Again ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A really great overview of the career of Eddie Jefferson – one that begins with his first few vocal singles of the 50s, and follows him through album work for Riverside and Prestige in the 60s! Jefferson's contribution to jazz is tremendous – as he was one of the first to set lyrics to solos by famous players of the time, giving them deeper meaning with his own new lyrics and his warmly raspy vocal presentation of the material. Here, he's working with a top-shelf array of jazz players who really appreciate his work – including Seldon Powell, Clark Terry, Charles McPherson, Barry Harris, Johnny Griffin, and James Moody – the last of whom was a longtime friend and collaborator of Jefferson. Titles include "Soft & Furry", "Old Shoes", "Baby Girl", "Come Along With Me", "There I Go There I Go Again", "Filthy McNasty", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Now's The Time", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Disappointed". Great notes and session information too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Cecil TaylorAir ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960. Used ... $9.99
Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp – two key modern figures of the 60s, working here together in a seminal session recorded at the start of the decade! The album's approach is definitely dictated by Taylor – as the tunes have a piano-driven quality that's quite different than most music Shepp would later record – although Archie still manages to get in plenty of great moments on tenor! You can really hear Cecil breaking out of his earlier sound on the record – stretching forth in some of the more freely expressive ways that would dominate later, yet never too free – almost with a hint of modern swing at some points. Other players include Buell Niedlinger on bass and either Sunny Murray or Dennis Charles on drums – and titles include "Air", "Number One", and "Port Of Call". CD features 3 takes of "Air" and 2 of "Number One". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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VariousReturn Of Jazz Funk – Killer Jazz Funk From Mainstream Vault Vol 2 ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Massively funky work from the Mainstream Records catalog of the early 70s – some of the grittiest, most hard-hitting tracks recorded by the label at the time! Most of the tracks here are short, but pack plenty of punch – that rock-solid approach to jazz funk that Mainstream was putting down heavier than most other labels at the time – thanks to a top-shelf array of leaders, studio players, and arrangers in the mix! There's a number of tracks here that haven't been reissued as part of P-Vine's single album program on the label – making the compilation even more essential – and the 19 track album features over 75 minutes of music, more than enough to warrant the higher Japanese price. Titles include "Sweet Emma" by Don Burrows, "Mustang" by Sonny Red, "Red Clay" by Jack Wilkins, "Witch Doctor Bump" and "Boogie The Devil In" by The Chubukos, "Spinning Wheel" by Phoenix Authority, "Fire & Water" by Charles Kynard, "Family Affair" by Dave Hubbard, "Signifyin Gemini" by Lamont Johnson, "Freedom Jazz Dance" by Night Blooming Jazzmen, "Mother McCree" by Reggie Moore, "Let's Take The Long Way Home" by Arbee Stidham, and "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Johnny Coles. CD

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✨✧ Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & OthersAbsolute Beginners (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning its ears back in time – to a pre-mod era of the late 50s, which is the setting for Colin MacInnes original novel used for the film – portrayed here in a pastiche of vocal and instrumental songs that often have a fair bit of classic touches! Gil Evans was brought in for most of the instrumentals, and turns out some really sparkling charts that have all the charm of his best work of the 50s – and other contemporary artists do a pretty great job themselves – at least on the more jazz-based numbers. Evans numbers include versions of Charles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "Better Git It In Your Soul", plus his own "Va Va Vaoom" – and the better jazzy tunes includes the excellent "Killer Blow" by Sade, plus "Have You Ever Had It Blue" by The Style Council, "That's Motivation" and "Absolute Beginners" by David Bowie, "Rodrigo Bay" by Working Week, "Selling Out" by Slim Gaillard, and "Riot City" by Jerry Dammers. CD
Also available Absolute Beginners (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Charles LloydVoice In The Night ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... $8.99
A key album from the later Charles Lloyd years on ECM – from a moment when the saxophonist seemed to be completely reinvigorated, and exploring very different territories than his music of the 60s! Part of the sound has Lloyd hitting a few ECM vibes – hard not to do with a group that features John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but there's also moments that are looser and freer, too – really showing the individuality that's always been such a hallmark of Charles' recordings, and which here is hardly going to cowtow to any sort of stricter style for the label. The tenor work is superb – very sinuous and constantly exploring, but never overindulgent – and titles include "Voice In The Night", "Dorotea's Studio", "Homage", "Pocket Full Of Blues", "Forest Flower Sunrise/Sunset", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". CD
(Slipcase is not included, rear tray card has a crease.)

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Charles Tolliver & Music Inc.Live At The Loosdrecht Jazz Festival (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99 50.99
A searing live set from trumpeter Charles Tolliver – one of the few talents who could take his instrument into the kind of long-blown, beautifully open territory explored on a double length album like this! Tolliver maybe inherits a late Lee Morgan quality, but also opens up with the Woody Shaw generation – but at a level that's even more exploratory than Woody, and which follows up the fantastic sounds of his two part Live At Slugs albums, issued slightly earlier on the Strata East label! Strata is a name that's come to be synonymous with the best in spiritual jazz of the 70s – and Tolliver is the key figure at the top of that legacy – really making magic here in a quartet that includes John Hicks on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums. Titles are all nice and long – and include "Grand Max", "Truth", "Prayer For Peace", "Our Second Father" and "Repetition". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusTown Hall Concert (Jazz Workshop) ... CD
OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great later example of the genius of Mingus with Eric Dolphy – a performance done shortly before Dolphy left on his tragic last visit to Europe in 1964, and which features both him and Mingus at their freest together! Don't mistake the album for the similarly-titled Town Hall album on United Artists, because this session's a lot more open-ended – with longer tracks, and a real focus on freely creative solos from players that include Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Johnny Coles, and Jaki Byard. The album features only 2 long tracks – both titled after Dolphy's passing, with appropriate names "Praying With Eric" and "So Long Eric". And as an added bonus, the back cover features a great Mingus rant against the record industry! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlues & Roots (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Warner, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Mingus' classic sessions from the middle period – a legendary blending of jazz with bluesy gospel touches, in a mode that seemed to move away from the politics of some of the late 50s years, and open up his work to a whole new audience! The band is an all-star ensemble all the way through – tentet that features Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis, and Horace Parlan – cutting a line perfectly with Mingus on the album's 6 original tunes. Includes the oft-copied "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", plus "My Jelly Roll Soul", "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too", "Moanin", and "Tensions". Includes 4 bonus tracks – alternates from the album! CD
(Atlantic Masters digipack pressing.)

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Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 29.99
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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Archie SheppCry Of My People ... CD
Impulse, 1972. Used ... $6.99
One of the most righteous albums ever from Archie Shepp – a beautiful late Impulse set of grooves, and a record that matches the genius of Attica Blues! Shepp's working with a loose collective of players that includes Charles Greenlee, Harold Mabern, and Beaver Harris – plus vocalists like Joe Lee Wilson and Peggie Blue – all to craft a set of tunes that are as righteous and political as they are spiritual and soulful! The great Cal Massey handled arrangements on a number of the tracks on the set – bringing together the players with a wonderfully unified feel, pushing away the easy spirituality of earlier records to forge a massively powerful sound – and Shepp matches his great efforts by blowing some of his most soulful lines on record! Titles include the wonderful "African Drum Suite (parts 1 & 2)", plus "A Prayer", "Cry Of My People", "The Lady", "All God's Children Got A Home In The Universe", and "Rest Enough". CD
(Out of print, digipack pressing.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a handful of crucial early Aretha Franklin albums for Atlantic – and a key example of her genius pairing with arranger Arif Mardin! Instrumental backing is by a hard burning Memphis/Muscle Shoals lineup that includes Spooner Oldham on electric piano and organ, Tommy Cogbill on guitar, Andrew Love and Charles Chalmers on tenor, Wayne Jackson on trumpet, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and even Aretha herself gets to play a bit of piano on the set. But the really amazing thing here is the way that this core live mode of backing is also given some airier, loftier overtones by Mardin and co-arranger Tom Dowd – in a way that lifts up the tunes a bit more, and pushes them away from straight indie southern soul – into the range of greatness that made Franklin stand apart from most of her contemporaries. A key example of this is the album's seminal reading of "I Say A Little Prayer" – but all cuts are great, and other tunes include "Think", "A Change", "You're A Sweet Sweet Man", "I Take What I Want", "See Saw", "Hello Sunshine", and "You Send Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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✨✧ Billy BangOutline No 12 ... LP
OAO/Celluloid, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Bang proves once again that he's one of the few jazz players who can make the violin work without being too flowery or too overindulgent – in a manner that almost makes you forget the instrument he's using, because you're so caught up in the waves of sound! The group features some prime NYC loft jazz players – including Frank Lowe, Wilbur Morris, Charles Tyler, David Murray, and Sunny Murray – and titles include "Conception", "Seeing Together", and "Outline No 12". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stanley CowellMusa ... LP
Strata East/Everland (Austria), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A solo piano set from Strata East mainman Stanley Cowell – but a record that's got enough soul and spirituality to rival a full group recording! Although working alone here, Cowell's touch on the keys is astounding – often flowing and highly rhythmic, with a pulsating sense of energy that makes even the mellower tracks sparkle with soulful imagination. A number of tracks are intimate explorations of themes heard more famously on albums done with Charles Tolliver – but which come alive in a whole new way here in Stanley's solo setting! Most work here is on acoustic piano, but Cowell also picks up the electric keys for the tune "Travelin Man" – done here as an overdubbed "duet", and one of the hippest tunes on the entire record! Other titles include "Abscretions", "Equipoise", "Prayer For Peace", "Departure No 2", "Sweet Song", and "Emil Danenberg". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richie HavensStonehenge ... LP
Stormy Forest, 1970. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Richie Havens – and we don't just mean that because of the title and cover! The record's got Richie really taking his music to the next level – moving past straighter folk lines, and hitting a more sophisticated sound that's not too far from territory Terry Callier was exploring at Cadet at the time! There's strings mixed in with the acoustic guitar and percussion on most numbers – used a bit less majestically than Callier's work with Charles Stepney, but still in ways that push Havens' music nicely past straighter folk modes. Richie's vocals are still beautifully warm and raspy – filled with life and honest energy – and although most tracks on the record are originals, the album also features a nice cover of "I Started A Joke". Other tracks include "Minstrel From Gaul", "Open Our Eyes", "Ring Around The Moon", "It's All Over Now Baby Blue", "Prayer", and "There's A Hole In The Future". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Mike WestbrookMarching Song Vol 1 ... LP
Deram/Audio Clarity (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The brilliant 3rd album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in Mike's later years, and played by a core group of British avant soloists with searing intensity! You've never heard large group scoring like this – bold, ambitious, and quite different than most of what's come before. And although the whole thing sounds as if it's going to fall apart at any moment, it always snaps back into a sharp focus just in the nick of time – with brilliant results that bring the same sense of surprise that you might get from, say, a classic album from Charles Mingus or Archie Shepp! Players include Kenny Wheeler and Henry Lowther on trumpets, Mike Gibbs and Paul Rutherford on trombones, John Surman on baritone and soprano sax, Mike Osborne on alto and clarinet, Alan Skidmore on tenor and flute, Brian Smith on tenor, and Harry Miller and Barre Phillips on bass. Titles on this first volume include "Landscape", "Hooray", "Other World", and "Marching Song". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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