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Tom WaitsReal Gone ... CD
Anti, 2004. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nellie LutcherReal Gone! ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A bit jazz, a bit R&B, and swingin all the way through – the great Nellie Lutcher was one of the better singers of her generation, and it's a darn shame that she's not as well remembered as some of her other postwar musical contemporaries. This set was cut for Capitol during the early 50s, sort of a collection of singles based around her hit "He's A Real Gone Guy"; a nice little retrospective of Nellie's career that finally gives her her due. Titles include "Hurry On Down", "Come & Get It, Honey", "That's A Plenty", "So Nice To See You, Baby", "Do You, Or Don't You Love Me", "Fine Brown Frame", and "The Lady's In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)
 
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✨✧ Les BaxterLes Baxter – Eight Classic Albums Vol 3 (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz, 1958/1959/1960. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
Includes the albums Space Escapade, South Pacific, Confetti, Love Is A Fabulous Thing, African Jazz, Jungle Jazz, Wild Guitars & the Scared Idols. CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat King ColeStardust – The Rare Television Performances ... CD
Real Gone, 1957/1963. Used 2 CDs ... $15.99
Excellent work from Nat King Cole – a set of rare television performances that offer up a much greater side of his charms than some of his studio records for Capitol! The fidelity on most tracks is pretty great – and many numbers feature Nat talking a bit as he introduces the songs, with that easygoing approach that made him as charming a talent on the screen as he was on the radio. The bulk of the tracks are from Nat's short-lived show that ran in 1957 – and the rest are from the 1963 Australian Mobil Limb TV Show – an unusual special. Nelson Riddle handles most of the arrangements – and the 2CD set features 35 titles that include "April Love", "Passing By", "C'Est Si Bon", "Sweet Lorraine", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Love Is Sweeping The Country", "It's All In the Game", "My Personal Possession", "I Love A Piano", "When I Fall In Love", and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Wright Myself A Letter". CD

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Alice ColtraneSpiritual Eternal – The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (Eternity/Radha Krsna Nama Sankirtana/Transcendence) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 26.98
Three great albums from Alice Coltrane – all late 70s albums for Warner Brothers that really show her taking off as both a solo performer and a spiritual force! First up is Eternity – seminal 70s work from one of the most righteous jazz musicians ever! On this set, Alice Coltrane moves past the rawer spiritual sound of her Impulse albums – working with a more focused vision and an approach to jazz that takes her way past the identity of just being "Mrs Coltrane", into territory that's a more perfect expression of her spiritual vision. The approach calls for more ambitious orchestrations, yet never in a way that overwhelms the jazz basis of the music – and Alice herself is on Fender Rhodes, organ, and harp – working with players who include Fred Jackson and Hubert Laws on reeds, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, George Bohannon on trombone, Charlie Haden on bass, Ben Riley on drums, and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Spiritual Eternal", "Om Supreme", "Morning Workshop", "Wisdom Eye", and "Los Caballos". Radha Krsna Nama Saknirtana is pure spiritual loveliness from Alice, and a record that features a lot of additional playing by Indian musicians! Clearly, the Hari Krishnas have gotten to the lady here – as you can tell by the orange robe she's wearing on the cover, and the blank stare in her eyes – but that doesn't stop the album from being a nice one, filled with the soaring spiritualism of her best 70s work, and infused with a cross-cultural approach to jazz that makes for a wonderfully expansive sound. Tracks include "Om Namah Sivaya", "Hare Krishna", and "Govinda Jai Jai". Transcendence is a beautiful record from Alice Coltrane – a swirling mix of spiritual jazz and themes from Indian music! Alice plays organ, Fender Rhodes, and harp – building the sound as the album progresses, from simple airy strings to an earthier groove that features vocal refrains in unison with the keyboards, chanting away, over and over, stretching to the heavens in a cosmic groove! The record features a lot of variations on traditional Indian themes – including "Sivaya", "Ghana Nila", and "Bhaja Govindam" – plus the original tracks "Transcendence" and "Vrindavana Sanchara". CD

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✨✧ Bob CooperSix Classic Albums (Bob Cooper Sextet/Shifting Winds/Flute N Oboe/Coop/Swings To TV/Blowin Country) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz, Mid 50s. Used 4CD ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ Johnny DankworthThree Classic Albums (5 Steps To Dankworth/London To Newport/Collaboration) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $3.99
... CD

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Jimmy DeucharThree Classic Albums, EPs & Bonus Tracks (Jimmy Deuchar Showplace/Pub Crawling/Pal Jimmy) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $7.99
... CD


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JJ JohnsonEight Classic Albums (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4CD's ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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JJ Johnson, Joe Simon, Millie JacksonCleopatra Jones – Original Soundtrack (red & blue starburst vinyl pressing) ... LP
WEA/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of the best of the blacksploitation scores of the early 70s – a masterpiece of music that we rate every bit as high as Shaft or Superfly – maybe even higher! The music here is incredible – a surprising funky turn for JJ Johnson, who most folks know for his straighter jazz work – and like Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and others who were surprising the world with their ability to score music for a full film during the early 70s, JJ really knocks it out of the park with this one – coming up with a batch of tunes that are a wonderful mix of sophisticated scoring, creative instrumentation, and some damn funky grooves! The title cut features Joe Simon on vocals, and Millie Jackson sings on the cuts "Love Doctor" and "It Hurts So Good". The rest of the set is instrumental, and other cuts include an instrumental take on "Cleopatra Jones", plus "Go Chase Cleo", "Goin To The Chase", "Wrap Up", and "Airport Fight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 700 copies – on red & blue starburst vinyl!)

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Johnny MathisKilling Me Softly With Her Song/When Will I See You Again ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Johnny Mathis riding high in the early-to-mid 70s – with 2 great albums on one CD! Johnny takes on a mix of sweet & tender and more melancholy tunes on Killing Me Softly, showing a surer hand at making a batch of then contemporary hits his own much more successfully than other veteran pop vocalists of his generation. Jerry Fuller produced, and the titles Includes "Aubrey", "And I Love You So", "Break Up To Make Up", "Sing", "Good Morning Heartache", "Neither One Of Us Wants To Say Goodbye", "Show And Tell" and "Ariane". When Will I See You Again finds Johnny taking on a comparably diverse batch of tunes, from a bright & breezy take on the Gamble & Huff penned title track, to a soaring Roger Nichols/Paul Williams medley, to more intimate strings-backed numbers. Another sweet set from a legendary vocalist, and the titles includes "Mandy", "Nice To Be Around", "You're Right As Rain", "You And Me Against The World", "The Things I Might've Been" and more. CD

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James MoodySix Classic Albums (Moody/Moods/Hi Fi Party/Wail, Moody, Wail/Flutes N The Blues/Mood For Love) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1956/1957. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave PikeThree Classic Albums (It's Time For Dave Pike/Pike's Peak/Bossa Nova Carnival) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
... CD

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Elvis PresleyUSA Singles Collection 1954 to 1962 (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
... CD


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✨✧ Keely SmithYou're Breaking My Heart (with bonus track) ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A really rare 60s album from the great Keely Smith – one that was only issued in the UK, and which continued her strong solo run after splitting with longtime partner Louie Prima! But although the record was issued in England, the whole thing's got a rock-solid Reprise Records approach – the same top-shelf studio talents that were helping out Sinatra and his friends at the time – production from Jimmy Bowen, and arrangements from Ernie Freeman, Neal Hefti, and Nelson Riddle – on titles that have plenty of that Bowen 60s syncopation. Tracks include "The Wedding", "You're Breaking My Heart", "Look Again", "Going Through The Motions", "Turn Around Look At Me", "When You Cry", "I Can't Get You Out Of My Heart", and "Someday". Also includes a rare bonus demo of "Call Me" – which Smith did for Tony Hatch before he gave it to Petula Clark! CD

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Lonnie Liston SmithAstral Traveling (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of Lonnie Liston Smith's most spiritual sessions, and the record that most clearly shows his roots with Pharoah Sanders! The vibe here is much more jazz-based than on some of Lonnie's other records for Flying Dutchman – with Smith playing as much acoustic piano as he does electric, using the former in long-spiralling lines that have a beautifully meditative quality, and which give the album a real Strata East-like sound. Mtume and Sonny Morgan play percussion, Cecil McBee plays bass, and the real star of the album may well be George Barron – who turns in some beautiful Sonny Fortune-like work on tenor and soprano sax! Titles include "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord", "Rejuvenation", "Astral Traveling", "I Mani", "Aspirations", and "In Search Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on blue "Eternity" vinyl!)

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesCosmic Funk (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A real gem from Lonnie Liston Smith's early years in the studio – and a record that's perhaps a bit more "cosmic" than it is "funk" – but that's why we like it so much! The session has Lonnie stretching out a bit more than usual – borrowing some of the righteousness from his years with Pharoah Sanders, and tripping out on tracks that revel in their own spacey brilliance. Lonnie plays both acoustic and electric piano on the record – stretching out on some Impulse-influenced grooves that feature some great soprano sax and flute from the lesser-known George Barron. Titles include the soulful "Beautiful Woman", the ethereal "Sais", and the heavier groover "Cosmic Funk" – plus great versions of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" and John Coltrane's "Naima". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on gold vinyl!)

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StrangelovesI Want Candy (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Bang/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
An all-out party rock classic – a record that's titled after the one huge hit by The Strangeloves, but which has killer cuts throughout – a set that's filled with heavily percussive, hard-jamming numbers that really keep the pace moving! The group seems to use a lot more bass drum than most of their contemporaries – a whomping bottom that gives them a lot more power than a trio – and mixed with their trademark rasping guitar sound, the result is something fantastic! There's a lot of heavy power to the set – a standout even from some of the other Australian acts of the period – and the chanted lyrics make the tunes even more compelling. Includes their huge hit "I Want Candy", plus "Night Time", "Just The Way You Are", "It's About My Baby", "No Jive", and "Cara Lin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "candy apple" red vinyl!)

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Norma TanegaWalkin' My Cat Named Dog (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
New Voice/Real Gone, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A really unique record from Norma Tanega – a singer with roots in folk, but who works here in a mode that's very much her own! Norma sings and plays acoustic guitar as pictured on the cover – but the song styles and production are often very different than you might expect – slightly psychedelic at times, especially on the more love-oriented lyrics – and given some unusual arrangements by Herb Bernstein, working here under Bob Crew – who uses subtle elements to expand things around the edges, without getting in Tanega's way – so that there's a trippy quality to the songs that really fits the naivete of the lyrics. Titles include "You're Dead", "Walkin My Cat Named Dog", "A Street That Rhymes At 6am", "I'm Dreamin A Dream", "What Are We Craving", "No Stranger Am I", and "Hey Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on green vinyl!)

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Three Sounds6 Classic Albums – LD+3/Good Deal/Out Of This World/Black Orchid/Blue Genes/Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4 CD's ... $12.99
... CD

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✨✧ Vulcans/Colonel Elliott & The LunaticsStar Trek (maroon vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
One of the strangest albums ever issued on Trojan Records – a moogy reggae set that's all instrumental, and which is almost a Kingston answer to the music of Perry & Kingsley, and other synth pop experimenters of the time! The set's actually got more Arp than moog, but still follows the spirit of some of the great moog instrumental records of the late 60s and early 70s – save for the fact that the rhythms are pure Trojan – nicely stepping in a rocksteady and reggae mode, while the cool keyboards do things over the top. Titles include "Journey Into Space", "Dark Shadows", "Dracula", "Star Trek", "Dr Spock", "Red Herring", "Joe Kidd", and "Vulcan-ised". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – in "Deep Spae Maroon" colored vinyl!)

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VariousBasketball Diaries (orange vinyl pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Island/Real Gone, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99
A great return for fame for Jim Carroll – who didn't star in this story of his life and writing (that went to Leonardo DiCaprio) – but who did get a chance to reprise some of his music with help from Pearl Jam, and Graeme Revell! The set features the original "People Who Died" recording by the Jim Carroll Band – a seminal New York cut from way back – plus a remake of "Catholic Boy", and Revell/Carroll recordings of "It's Been Hard", "I Am Alone", and "Devil's Toe" – plus other cuts that include "Down By The Water" by PJ Harvey, "Star" by The Cult, "I've Been Down" by Flea, "Blind Dogs" by Soundgarden, "Dizzy" by Green Apple Quick Step, and "Coming Right Along" by The Posies – and the Revell instrumental "Dream Massacre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on "basketball orange" vinyl!)

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VariousSloppy Seconds – A Collection Of Naughty Double-Entender R&B Recordings From The 50s ... LP
Real Gone, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Raunchy work from the glory days of R&B – with titles that include "Keep On Churnin" by Wynonie Harris, "Don't Stop Dan" by The Checkers, "I Want A Bowlegged Woman" by Bullmuse Jackson, "Let Me Bang Your Box" by The Toppers, "The Monkey" by The Duchess, "Lemon Squeezer" by The Four Barons, "It An't The Meat" by The Swallows, and "Big Ten Inch" by Bull Moose Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Little Willie JohnComplete Hit Singles – A's & B's ... CD
King/Real Gone, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from one of the all-time greats – the legendary Little Willie John – not only a key inspiration to James Brown, but one of the formative forces in soul music at the start of the 60s! The material here was cut by King Records at the height of its R&B years, but it also stretches forth towards something new, too – a deeper, more expressive sound that really blows us out of the water, even all these decades later – vocals that are incredible, and virtually a blueprint for the style that would come to be known as deep soul in later years. The package brings together all of Little Willie John's hit singles for King, but also features the much more obscure b-sides too – making it an essential document of these legendary years – with a whopping 32 tracks that include "Now You Know", "Flamingo", "Spring Fever", "I'm Sorry", "My Nerves", "Do Something For Me", "Leave My Kitten Alone", "Let Nobody Love You", "Fever", "Tell It Like It Is", "Letter From My Darling", "Don't Leave Me Dear", "Right There", and "All Around The World". CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisDifferent Kinda Different (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous start to the 80s for Johnny Mathis – and a set that really continues that strong shift into soul-based territory he begun in the 70s! Gene Page handles a lot of the arrangements here, and gives the whole thing that strong blend of strings and soul that he worked on other 70s classics for different artists – a perfect approach for that magnificent Mathis voice, especially when the tunes have a bit of a groove! Two of the best numbers here – "Different Kind Of Different" and "I'll Do It All For You" – are duets with Paulette McWilliams, who'd recorded on her own, but who really seems to hit her stride with Johnny, and in a way that's different than any of his other soul partners in duets. Other titles include "Never Givin Up On You", "With You I'm Born Again", "I Will Survive", "The Lights Of Rio", and "Love Without Words". CD features lots of contemporary bonus cuts – including "Time For Love", "When Am I Going To Get Over You", "Nothing Between Us But Love", "There I've Said It Again", "It Doesn't Have To Hurt Every Time", "In Love With Love", and "Three Times A Lady". CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisHeart Of A Woman/Feelings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweetly soaring mid 70s work from Johnny Mathis - a pair of classic albums plus bonus tracks in a 2CD set! The voice of Johnny Mathis meets the soulful arrangements of Paul Riser and HB Barnum on Heart Of A Woman – all wrapped up with Johnny Bristol production! Johnny's tender voice, the gently sweeping arrangements and soul-rooted production make this one a gem, and titles include "Woman Woman", "Sail On White Moon", "Feel Like Makin Love", "It's Gone", "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", "Strangers In Dark Corners", and "The Way We Planned It". Feelings is a prime 70s Columbia era Mathis gem, too, with production by Jack Gold and this time out, arrangements by Gene Page that mix tender hearted intimacy and lightly sweeping touches as sweetly as can be. Titles include "One Day In Your Life", "Stardust", "Midnight Blue", "Feelings", "That's All She Wrote", "Solitaire" and more – and this CD version has 9 bonus tracks including "Crazy Little Love Makin' Ways", "Let's Go On From Here", "Fifty Fifty", "Let Me Be The One" and more. CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisI Only Have Eyes For You/Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1976/1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two key 70s albums from Johnny Mathis – back to back on a single CD! I Only Have Eyes For You is a great little record – one that has Johnny Mathis still holding onto the majesty of his vocals from the early years, but really finding a new sort of groove with arranger Gene Page! Page had done funkier work in other settings, but here he mixes up soul and strings in a nice balance of modes for Mathis – blending ballads with a few gentle groovers, the latter of which really have Johnny taking off in great new directions – and finding a way to hold onto the spotlight as the 70s move on! Titles include "Do Me Wrong But Do Me", "The Hungry Years", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Do You Know Where You're Going To", "Ooh What We Do", "When A Child Is Born", and "Every Time You Touch Me I Get High". Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me is another 70s gem with Gene Page at the helm of the arrangements, and Johnny's longtime producer Jack Gold choosing all the right sort of material for the set – a mix of 70s pop, familiar numbers, and a few others that hint at a slight current of soul. Titles include "When I Need You", "We're All Alone", "Tomorrow", "Evergreen", "I Always Knew I Had It In Me", "Don't Give Up On Us", "One", and "The Most Beautiful Girl". CD features the bonus cuts "If It's Magic" and "Experience". CD

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✨✧ Rain ParadeEmergency Third Rail Power Trip (red & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Enigma/Real Gone, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An undisputed treasure from the early 80s west coast scene – a trippy little record that was one of the shining jewels in the new psych underground – quite a shift from the LA hardcore sound of a few years before! Yet unlike some of their contemporaries, Rain Parade were hardly copping any sort of easy retro modes – as their approach here is leaner, maybe a bit colder, and almost influenced by post-punk styles in the same way that some of the better UK bands were at the time – almost as if there was a synchronous explosion of fuzzy energy between the group and the Creation Records generation to come. The whole thing holds up wonderfully over the years – maybe even more so, given the passage of time, and the legions of other groups who never made the music this well. Titles include "Talking In My Sleep", "I Look Around", "This Can't Be Today", "Look At Merri", "Saturday's Asylum", and "Kaleidoscope". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on red & yellow starburst vinyl!)

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinLalo Schifrin– Seven Classic Albums (Piano Espanol/Lalo=Brilliance/Bosa Nova - New Brazilian Jazz/Piano, Strings & Bossa Nova/Gillespiana/New Continent) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Merry ClaytonMerry Clayton ... LP
Ode/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Righteous and rocking soul from Merry Clayton – a record that really helped put the singer on the map during the 70s! Merry had roots in a few different strands of music, and was always a bit different than some of her straighter soul contemporaries – a quality that really comes through here in the album's great arrangements from heavyweights Jerry Peters, Carole King, and Billy Preston – each of whom bring some slightly different flavors to Clayton's vocals! The Crusaders and jazz legend Curtis Amy provide instrumental support – with a nicely varied vibe that has occasional rock currents mixed in with deeper soul. Some of our favorite tracks include a hip Leon Ware tune called "Whatever", a nice cover of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands", and Jerry Peters "Love Me Or Let Me Be Lonely" – and other titles include "Southern Man", "Same Old Story", "Walk On In", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1200 – on maroon vinyl!)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanJackie McLean Vol 2 – Seven Classic Albums (Lights Out/4, 5 & 6/Jackie's Pal/Jackie McLean & Co/Long Drink Of The Bles/Makin' The Changes) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1956/1957/1960/1962. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ DeviantsDeviants 3 (black & white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sire/Real Gone, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic underground set from the UK scene at the end of the 60s – the final record by The Deviants, who'd later go on to form the core of Pink Fairies – but who sound a lot weirder and wilder here! Part of that difference is lead singer Mick Farren, who also handled the production – which really does a lot with a little, and makes any of the group's guitar-heavy, blues-inspired licks sound stranger in the company of some of the odd effects and unusual vocal styles too. Make no mistake, there's plenty of fantastic guitar on the record – thanks to Paul Rudolph, who's completely searing at most moments – but Farren balances things out nicely with his touches too, on strange-titled songs that include "The Junior Narco Rangers", "Black George Does It With His Tongue", "Death Of A Dream Machine", "Metamorphosis Exploration", "Billy The Monster", and "Rumbling Black Transit Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on black & white "Nun's Habit" vinyl!)

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✨✧ Maryvonne Giercarz/Timothy LearyTurn On, Tune In, Drop Out – Original Soundtrack (red blue & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Real Gone, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Very trippy-dippy psychedelic work – written for the soundtrack to Timothy Leary's weird LSD film of the late 60s! Maryvonne Giercarz composed the music, and plays it with a small group that includes her on "Veena", an "ancient Indian instrument", along with guitar and tabla – making for lots of cool "eastern" styled tunes! The tracks are very wild – and are as beautifully trippy as you might expect for the setting! The whole thing's great – and the score also features some great recitations by Leary, worth the price of admission alone! Includes the tracks "Freak Out", "Root Chakra", "All Girls Are Yours", "The Turn On", and "The Beginning Of The Voyage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1600 – on red, blue & green "kaleidoscope" colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ GunGun (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Epic/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Big, heavy late 60s British rock from Gun – with the raw, lumbering and bluesy (or better, bloozy) power trio core that's fleshed out in the studio with horns and other more sweeping touches! It's wild stuff, a genuine precursor to heavy metal in the searing guitars, thundering drums and bass, and wild eyed vocals – we have to wonder of the label thought it was too menacing and brought in the strings and horns to make it more approachable – but it actually just makes it weirder, which we love! Titles include their hit "Race With The Devil" plus "The Sad Saga Of The Boy And The Bee", "Rupert's Travels", "Yellow Cab Man", "It Won't Be Long (Heartbeat)", "Sunshine", "Rat Race" and"Take Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "red devil" vinyl!)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisI Love My Lady ... CD
Legacy/Real Gone, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare 80s groove set from Johnny Mathis – recorded with production from the Chic team of Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers – but oddly never issued at the time! Arrangements are by Gene Page, who does a good job of linking Johnny's more familiar sound with the sharper Edwards/Rodgers vibe – and the style is a nice change from some of the other soul modes that Mathis had explored in the 70s. Given that Johnny would soon return as a big star in the 80s, but with a vibe that's different than this, the album's a nice surprise – and titles include "Fall In Love", "Stay With Me", "Take Me", "Judy", "Love & Be Loved", and "Something To Sing About". CD

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✨✧ Klaus NomiKlaus Nomi (black & white vinyl edition) ... LP
RCA/Real Gone, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Klaus Nomi's standing here on the cover with the oversized cabaret costume he used famously backing David Bowie – but this early solo album definitely has the singer very much in his own territory overall! Some of the songs are a weird reworking of older European cabaret mode, or Brechtian song ideas – given this strange post-punk twist, and set to rockish backings that are a very unusual contrast to the more operatic leanings in Klaus' vocal style – almost this Liquid Sky moment where an amnesiac opera singer wanders into a downtown New York club and happens to take the stage. Other tracks are moodier and more spacious – and work together with the straighter rock songs to make the whole thing feel like a larger conceptual album, even though that sort of thing wasn't really what Klaus, or the rest of the scene were going for at the time. Titles include "Nomi Song", "You Don't Own Me", "Nomi Chant", "Total Eclipse", "The Cold Song", and "Keys of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on black & white "Cabaret Smoke" vinyl!)

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✨✧ Keely SmithSings The John Lennon/Paul McCartney Songbook ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A groovy singer takes on the music of The Beatles – all with a sound that does a heck of a lot for both parties involved in the proceedings! Keely Smith was well into her solo career by the time of this set – having stepped away from Louis Prima, and soaring through some great albums on her own in the early 60s – of which this gem might be the capper! 1964 is a pretty early point to recognize the great potential of the songwriting team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon – but chalk that up to producer Jimmy Bowen, who does a superb job of bringing in some of the groovier styles that Reprise Records was getting hip to at the time – served up here courtesy of arrangers Ernie Freeman and Benny Carter. Both Freeman and Carter have a slight current of soul at times, which makes for a great match with Keely's vocals – on titles that include "Please Please Me", "This Girl", "If I Fell", "She Loves You", "World Without Love", "Hard Day's Night", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and "Can't Buy Me Love" – all sounding surprisingly great as jazz tunes! CD

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✨✧ Bobby DarinGo Ahead & Back Up – The Lost Motown Masters ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lost late material from the great Bobby Darin – more than two albums' worth of songs, all of which appear here for the first time ever! After some late 60s years in the folk wilderness, Bobby made a surprising step to Motown Records at the start of the 70s – and while the label did issue some of Darin's material, and helped him hit the right sort of vibe for his newly-polished image – they also left behind a fair bit of great work that never saw the light of day! The Bobby heard here is partly coming off that 60s love of folk and country that peaked on his late Atlantic recordings – but there's also some of the slight soul touches you'll hear on the other material that Motown did choose to release at the time – a new sort of confidence that really makes us wonder where Darin would have gone, had he not passed away at such a young, early age. The whole set is very well done – with copious notes on the material, and this unusual part of Darin's career – and the set features 24 tracks, with arrangements by Art Freeman, Bill Holman, Gene Page, and Freddie Perren. Titles include "Watch The River Flow", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Lady Madonna", "Higher & Higher", "Go Ahead & Back Up", "I Walk The Line", "Child Of Tears", "I Think The Devil Must Be Beating His Wife", "Catch The Wind", "We're Getting There", "Stray Dog", "I Don't Know How To Love Her", "Rags To Riches", and "Young Joe Caldwell". CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisFirst Time Ever I Saw Your Face/Song Sung Blue (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Real Gone, 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A pair of albums by Johnny Mathis from the 70s – with bonus tracks too! First up is First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – one of those records that perfectly illustrates the shift that Johnny Mathis had made by the 70s – his move from the late nite spot on the cushions of the couch, to a more sophisticated interpreter of richer emotions that provide more than a day's worth of expression on an album like this! Mathis has completely perfected his voice by this point – and almost uses it in painterly fashion, over full arrangements from All Caps and D'Arneill Pershing – with lightly flowing strings, tinkling piano, and all these subtle elements that never get in the way of Johnny's majestic lead. Titles include "The Summer Knows", "Since I Fell For You", "Without You", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Speak Softly Love", and "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". Song Sung Blue is a nice little album that has the legendary voice of Johnny Mathis taking on mature songwriting material from Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ralph MacDonald, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, and even Bill Withers! All the tunes get completely transformed in the Mathis approach – very different than their familiar versions, not just thanks to Johnny's unique vocals – but also the rich arrangements by D'Arneill Pershing, who was turning out to be one of the best Mathis arrangers in the 70s – able to balance individual elements in the backings in just the right way to echo the spirit of the songs. Titles include "Play Me", "Alone Again Naturally", "Lean On Me", "Too Young", "Where Is The Love", "Run To Me", and "Song Sung Blue". Bonus tracks include "Remember The Good", "Morning Has Broken", and "Sometimes". CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisMe & Mrs Jones (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Johnny Mathis takes on the sophisticated soul modes of the 70s, and also adds in a few other styles too – on an album that shows just how much the singer had changed in nearly 20 years of recording – sometimes shaped by all those other artists he'd inspired along the way! The title version of the Billy Paul classic "Me & Mrs Jones" is superb – maybe worth the price of the record alone, and perfect for the mature Mathis approach – and Johnny shines equally well on the album's blend of other 70s tunes, arranged by D'Arneill Pershing with a bit of help from Larry Muhoberac. Titles include "Summer Breeze", "Sweet Surrender", "Corner Of The Sky", "Remember", "You're A Lady", "If I Could Reach You", "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight", "Soul & Inspiration/Just Once In My Life", and "Me & Mrs Jones". Bonus tracks include "Piece Of April", "I", "Take Good Care Of Her", and "Walking Tall". CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisRaindrop Keep Fallin' On My Head (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great magic from Johnny Mathis at the start of the 70s – a set that has Johnny working through some groovier tunes from the second end of the 60s – all set to some mighty nice backings from Ernie Freeman! Ernie brings in a fair bit of strings, but also gives things that soulful punch at the bottom that you'll know from his 60s material – and the Mathis vocal maybe is a bit more crisp in the setting, although still with that wonderfully full range that always made the man so unique! Titles include great versions of "Watch What Happens", "Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head", "Midnight Cowboy", "Everybody's Talkin", "Jean", "Odds & Ends", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". CD features bonus tracks – "Wherefore & Why", "Whoever You Are I Love You", "Night Dreams", "For All We Know", and "The Last Time I Saw Her". CD

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✨✧ RascalsComplete Singles As & Bs (4LP mixed colored vinyl box set) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really groovy set of work by The Rascals – one that gets past some of their other greatest hits collections on the market, to include not just all the weird and wonderful b-sides of their singles, but also some of their great later work for Columbia Records too! The music here is a fantastic evolution in sound – from the early garage soul of the Atlantic material issued under the name of The Young Rascals, to the trippier sounds as the group dropped the "young" from their name, and found an even more spacious, soaring sort of approach – one that only continued to get cooler as the 60s came to an end, and organist Felix Cavaliere took more charge of their sound in the studio. The earliest singles are presented in mono, the later ones in stereo – and the 2CD collection features 47 tracks in all – with titles that include "Slow Down", "Sueno", "Groovin (Spanish version)", "Rainy Day", "Of Course", "Baby I'm Blue", "Jungle Walk", "Hummin Song", "Brother Tree", "Saga Of New York", "Rainy Day", "I Believe", "If You Knew", "Away Away", "Almost Home", "Of Course", and all the hits you might expect! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies.)

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✨✧ AirtoNatural Feelings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Airto's best albums ever – and one that we never tire of hearing! There's a sublime quality here that steps perfectly right off of the percussionist's groundbreaking work with Quarteto Novo! Airto's joined on this set by Hermeto Pascoal – also from the Quarteto Novo group – as well as wife Flora Purim, bassist Ron Carter, and the always-great Sivuca – who plays guitar on the record. There's a swirling blend of jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and free-thinking soul to the set – one that's never been captured so perfectly on other Airto albums – and which has a lean, clean sound that's simply beautiful. The overall sound is quite rootsy, without many fusion touches at all – and Hermeto's reed work really brings in a great edge to the whole session – one that makes the album differ a bit from much of the other Airto/Flora work of the time. Titles include a classic take on the tune "Bebe", plus "Andei", "Mixing (Misturada)", "The Tunnel", and "Frevo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – and selling fast!)
 
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VariousReal Sound Of Chicago – Underground Disco From The Windy City ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
The kind of record that makes us mighty proud to live in the Windy City – and a long-overdue look at the wealth of rare club, disco, and soul cuts bubbling in the Chicago underground at the end of the 70s! During the early part of the decade, the city was widely known for some super-huge soul acts – and in the 80s, house would raise Chicago to international fame – but in the space between, the city kept on putting out some really wonderful music – wicked little cuts issued on small indie labels, most of which never got any circulation outside the midwest! The Mr Peabody crate-digging team's collected together the best of the best from these overlooked years – and also threw in a few of their own edits too – furthering the dancefloor potential of some of the best rare nuggets. 2LP version features 8 cuts – including "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" by Carmen Amez – plus seven Mr Peabody edits – versions of "Too Far Gone" by LaJohn & Sheela, "The Challenge" by Billy Hinton, "The Composer" by Fantasie, "Running To A Disco" by Lonnie Givens, "Bass Come Back" by The Moore Brothers, "Disco Ball" by Brighter Side Of Darkness, and "Your Love Is In The Pocket" by Premonition. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMagnificent – 62 Classics From The Cramps' Insane Collection – Long Gone In The World Of Incredibly Strange Music ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They're not lying about the title of this one – as the set is both "magnificent", and "insane" – an incredible array of offbeat singles from a time when it seemed like just about everybody and their pop had a small record label – and were able to turn out some really mad music that still defies description or categorization all these many years later! Given the Cramps' name on the set, there's a definite current of raunch rock here – but the music also opens up into so many different modes – from R&B, to novelty numbers, to hillbilly sounds, space age instrumentals, fuzz guitar jams, and lots lots more! The whole thing is every bit as wonderful as the previous versions in the series – and titles include "Bila" by Versatones, "The Blob" by The Five Blobs, "Oo Ee" by Ric Cartey, "Little Girl" by John & Jackie, "Wait Up Baby" by The Duals "You're Gone Baby" by Jimmy Lloyd, "Ghost Train" by The Electro-Tones, "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry, "Real Wild Child" by Ivan, "The UT" by The Sparkles, "The Heel" by Kay Martin, "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts, "Hold It" by Buddy Starr & The Starliners, "Teen Twist" by Buddy Miller, and "The Chase (part 2)" by The Camelots. CD

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✨✧ John CohenHere & Gone – Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, & The 1960s (hardcover) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
John Cohen was a member of the famous folk group The New Lost City Ramblers, and also gained great fame as a photographer too – most notably for his High & Lonesome Sound book of images on Roscoe Holcomb and his community – but also here for a whole host of shots that document the shift from folk to hippie in American music! The book has great images of Cohen's world and associates – including great shots of MacDougal street and many contemporary folkies – and there's also a section on San Francisco in the late 60s and the Lighter Than Air Fair. But the real highlight of the book is Cohen's shots of Dylan, which include dozens of images – some posed, some candid – across a number of different years in the decade. The book also features a conversation with Dylan in 1968 – and the book is hardcover, 151 pages, with both color and black and white photographs. Book

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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side #10 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of vintage soul – really well-chosen tracks that go way past the hits, to uncover some great lost moments from singers both famous and obscure! We've loved all the other entries in this series, but this one may well be one of our favorites – as it's full of stunning soul surprises, even for longtime collectors like us – tracks that are not just great by themselves, but which also sound especially nice in the company of the others – making for the kind of killer collection that still tops anything we could find in the digital market, or put together ourselves from a handful of 45s. 20 tracks in all, all of them great – with tunes that include "Singing A New Song" by Fred Waters, "Let's Try It All Over Again" by Willie Hutch, "Day Before Tomorrow" by Smallwood Brothers, "You & I" by Joe Anderson, "Don't Let Him Get The Best Of You" by Whirlwind, "You'll Wake Up Wiser" by Betty Lavette, "Give It Up" by Bobby Womack, "Where Did You Learn To Make Love The Way You Do" by Sharon Ridley, "Truth & Love" by The True Pages Of Life, "Can't Stop A Man In Love" by Mirage, "When You're Gone" by Al Hudson & The Soul Partners, and "Girl You're My Kind Of Wonderful" by Bob Relf. CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireReal Earth Wind & Fire – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from one of our favorite groups of all time – a jazz/soul combo born in our hometown of Chicago, and one who soared out to the masses in the 70s – to bring a message of pride and spirit to the world! This 3CD set features a huge amount of material from the group's first decade on record – a mix of both big hits and lesser-known album gems from the Columbia Records 70s years – peppered with just a bit of other material here and there, which leaves most of the focus on the kind of soaring sounds that first made the group so great. We've loved these records for decades, but they still never fail to make our hears leap with joy – and taken together, as a 45 track set, the music really seems to pack an extra sort of punch! Titles include "Keep Your Head To The Sky", "Mighty Mighty", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Open Our Eyes", "Sing A Song", "Sun Goddess (live)", "That's The Way Of The World", "Burning Bush (shout it from the mountain mix)", "Brazilian Rhyme", "Love's Holiday", "I'll Write A Song For You", "Jupiter", "September", "Let's Groove", "In The Stone", "After The Love Has Gone", "Kalimba Story", "Shining Star", "Evil", "On Your Face", "Biyo", "Love Music", "Spirit", "Reasons", "Wanna Be With You", "Fall In Love With Me", "Boogie Wonderland", and "Can't Let Go". CD

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... CD
Motown, 2010. Used ... $4.99
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. CD

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✨✧ Angela BofillIntuition ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Very Good ... $1.99
A great late 80s comeback for Angela Bofill – and the kind of record that shows that she was still head and shoulders above most of her contemporaries! There's a richness here that most of Angie's contemporaries couldn't muster at the time – a style that stretches back to her deeper vocal roots, with some nice touches of jazz brought into the mix from Norman Connors, who produces a few tunes here. But the real strength of the set comes from Bofill right from the start – that bold, righteous approach to singing that still seems to find just the right space to send home the hooks of the tunes – all-adult, yet filled with a youthful sense of power too. Benjamin Wright handles some of the arrangements, and Vincent Brantley produced a bit too – and titles include "I Just Wanna Stop", "Love Is In Your Eyes", "Long Gone", "For You & I", "Intuition", "Festival/Down The Line", "Special Lover", and "Love Overtime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Barbara BrownGot To Be Somebody – The XL Sessions – 60s Memphis Gold ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great full length collection of work by Memphis singer Barbara Brown – a vocalist who appeared both as a solo act, and with her sisters – on a variety of singles for labels like Cadet, Atlantic, Tower, and MGM in the late 60s and early 70s! Barbara's got a deep, rich voice that's clearly schooled in gospel, but pointed towards more secular ends – an approach that's very much in keeping with the best late 60s wave of soul from Atlantic Records, and which is carried off here with a sharpness and precision that's simply mindblowing! Why Brown never scored bigger is a real mystery to us, because these tunes come off like the cream of the crop of southern soul at the end of the 60s – not just obscurities for obscurity sake, but some of the highest level of soul a female soul singer could hope for at the time! Titles include "Can't Find No Happiness", "Plenty Of Room", "A Great Big Thing", "Things Have Gone To Pieces", "Man Around The House", "Play Thing", "I'm Gonna Start A War", "I Don't Want To Have To Wait", "It Hurts Me So Much", "Got To Be Somebody", "There's A Look On Your Face", and "If I Can't Run To You I'll Crawl". LP, Vinyl record album

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ChantelsBest Of The Chantels ... CD
Rhino, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
Sweet girl group classic stuff from the 50s, most of it recorded for George Goldner's End label. This 18 track set includes many of their big singles like "Prayer", "He's Gone", and "Every Night (I Pray)", but it's also got a number of b-sides and unreleased tracks like "Sure of Love", "Whoever You Are", and "So Real". CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddy ColeMy Mood Is You ... CD
High Note, 2018. Used ... $4.99
For years, singer Freddy Cole was known as the brother of Nat the king – but for decades, the brother has kept on giving us music much longer than the famous star – to a point where it's always such a pleasure to enjoy Freddy's sound as he keeps on evolving! The singer's developed a nicely raspy tone as the years have gone on – one that's perfectly suited to the laidback vibe of this album – which features Randy Napoleon on guitar and John Di Martino on piano, with arrangements from both of them throughout. Joel Frahm adds some especially nice tenor and soprano sax – peppering the tunes gently with a real understanding of the role of a saxophonist on a vocal date – and titles include "The Lonely One", "My Heart Tells Me", "Temptation", "I'll Always Leave The Door A Little Open", "My Mood Is You", and "Love Like This Can't Last". CD
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Craig Mack & Notorious BIGBIG Mack (with bonus cassette) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Bad Boy/Atlantic, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Classic era Bad Boy hip hop pairing tracks by Craig Mack & Biggie – both gone but never to be forgotten – originally issued as a promo-only sampler in 1994 and reissued here for the first time ever as a LP & cassette combo! The Craig Mack side includes the classic single "Flava In Ya Ear", a few standout tracks from his debut LP and a few rarer B-Sides including "Project: Funk Da World", "Real Raw", "Mainline" and "Like D'at Y'all". The Notorious BIG side is one classic after another, including "Juicy", "Things Done Changed", "Ready To Die", "The What", "Me & My B***h" and Unbelievable. Also includes the complete set on cassette! LP, Vinyl record album
(LP & cassette combo. Limited edition!)

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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1976) ... CD
Salsoul, 1976. Used ... $7.99
A real turning point for the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that really finds a great way to unleash her vocals for the dancefloor! Loleatta got her start as more of a traditional deep soul diva – but here, she really takes off with a sweet Philly groove – thanks to production from Norman Harris, who creates these incredible rhythms that really push Holloway forward strongly! Gone are the sad tears of earlier weepies, and in their place is a strong sense of joy and power – Loleatta's very positive, very progressive, and very dedicated to standing her own ground! Includes the big single "Hit & Run", plus "Dreamin", "We're Getting Stronger", "Ripped Off", and versions of "That's How Heartaches Are Made" and Curtis Mayfield's "What Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsDurand Jones & The Indications ... LP
Colemine, 2016. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years – new work by a singer who hails from Indiana, but who's able to give the best from Memphis and Muscle Shoals a real run for their money! Durand Jones isn't one of these cats who's trying to fake it with a few retro touches – and instead, he gets right to the heart of the matter, right from the very first note – with a deep vocal approach that's rivaled by a rare few in the contemporary scene – maybe Lee Fields (and maybe that's it!) The vocals are perfect – never forced or cliched, and really right on the money – and the Indications do a great job, too – with these lean backings that never overwhelm, yet really help keep things funky. Hats off to drummer Aaron Frazier and guitarist Blake Rhein, who wrote most of the songs on the record with Jones – and titles include "Make A Change", "Can't Keep My Cool", "Groovy Babe", "Giving Up", "Now I'm Gone", and "Is It Any Wonder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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Hubert Laws/George BensonIn The Beginning/In Concert Carnegie Hall ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A split CTI package – with a record apiece by Hubert Laws and George Benson! Hubert Laws is first with In The Beginning – moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalog of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past the electric funky jazz that was the usual manner of the label. The set features backing by a range of different keyboardists – from Bob James, to Clare Fisher, to Richard Tee – plus tenor by Ronnie Laws, percussion by Airto, drums by Steve Gadd, and guitar by Gene Bertonicini. All tracks are long, and the material spans funk, jazz, and even a bit of classically influenced playing. Titles include "Mean Lene", "Restoration", "Moment's Notice", and "Reconciliation", and "In The Beginning". Next up is George Benson In Concert Carnegie Hall – one of his hardest-hitting albums of the time! In a way, the record returns George to his early years at CTI – particularly the album Beyond The Blue Horizon – as the set's got a stripped down smaller group, working in a tight blend of electric jazzy bits that's very nice! Ronnie Foster lays down some great keyboards on the set, Hubert Laws is on flute, and George himself plays a hollow body with a nice soulful tone – stretching out on some straight jazz on most cuts, but also hitting a few of his smoother notes from the mid 70s. Titles include "Sky Dive", "Take Five", "Octane", "Summertime", and "Gone". CD

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Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking (80s pressing) ... LP
Imperial/EMI, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Raw New Orleans soul from Overton "Smiley" Lewis – one of the city's big stars in the 50s R&B years, and a singer who arguably set the stage for later deep soul to come! A few years before, and Lewis might have been more of a blues singer – but here, he's working with some strong Nola piano lines and lightly loping rhythms – in a mode that's vaguely in the Fats Domino side of the universe, but a lot more raw and stripped-down too – from the performance to the production! Tracks include Smiley's classic "I Hear You Knocking", plus loads of other nice ones – including "Bumpity Bump", "Bells Are Ringing", "Blue Monday", "Lost Weekend", "Real Gone Lover", and "One Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie MackComplete Elektra Recordings (Wham Of That Memphis Man/Glad I'm In The Band/Whatever's Right/Hills Of Indiana) ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.99
Great second-chapter work from Lonnie Mack – brought together here with his 1963 debut as well! That album is the first – The Wham Of That Memphis Man – a killer blend of southern soul and rockabilly grit from Lonnie Mack – his first album and a really incredible effort that fuses soul, country, and rock roots in a really brilliant way! Lonnie was later known as more of a country boy-electric bluesman, but the blues on this early LP feels like a blue-eyed Bobby Bland – but maybe with a lot more guitar in the lead! The horns burst, and the organ & bass really steep the overall vibe in the two Steps From The Blues style, but the fiery guitar and vocals keep more of a early rock vibe – twang next to soul, in a really unique mode. Tracks include "Wham!", "Down And Out", "Why", "Down In The Dumps", "Memphis", "I'll Keep You Happy", "Suzie Q", "Satisfied", and "Farther On Down The Road". Glad I'm In The Band is a slow-burning charmer from the great Lonnie Mack – a set that has him in a slightly different setting than his debut, but one that's equally soul-drenched overall! The group here features some especially great work from David Byrd – who plays these organ lines that almost set the whole thing in Muscle Shoals territory – as do the strong horn arrangements from Maxwell Davis, who sounds a lot more southern here than his Cali soul norm. Lonnie's also turned into an even better singer than before – blue-eyed deep soul at its best – on titles that include "Sweat & Tears", "Let Them Talk", "Why", "Old House", "Save Your Money", "Stay Away From My Baby", and "She Don't Come Here Any More". Whatever's Right is a comeback album of sorts for Lonnie Mack, recorded for Elektra with a really down-home sound that's almost verging on southern soul at points! In a way, the set's kind of a nod to the sorts of genres in rock that Mack's music first helped unlock in earlier years – done at a time when it was a bit more acceptable to cross boundaries and reference roots that weren't actually yours in your music! The execution here is surprisingly strong and without hoke – a few notches up from Leon Russell – and Mack's guitar is in fine fine form, supported by a good deal of organ in the backings. Titles include "Gotta Be An Answer", "Untouched By Human Love", "I Found A Love", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Mt Healthy Blues", "What Kind Of World Is This", and "Things Have Gone To Pieces". Hills Of Indiana is a real charmer – and the last Elektra album by Lonnie Mack! We don't normally think of Indiana in such poetic terms – but leave it to Lonnie Mack to find the hidden beauty in roughness – a quality that seems to emerge more and more in his music as the 70s moved on! This Elektra album from 1971 is a real overlooked gem – quite different than anything you might have expected from Mack at the start of his career, and a record that really shows him blossoming as much as a singer as he was a guitarist – heartfelt and personal, but still with all the grit that his reputation would entail – with strong currents of both southern soul and rock, but some nice roots elements too. The set was recorded in Nashville, Muscle Shoals, and LA – and titles include "Bicycle Annie", "Asphalt Outlaw Hero", "The Man In Me", "Rings", "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye", and "Lay It Down". CD

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✨✧ Harvey MasonGroovin You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the best solo records from Harvey Mason – best known as the drummer on some really monster 70s funky fusion sessions (such as Johnny Hammond's Gears album) – but a surprisingly well-rounded R&B artist overall! As with Norman Connors, another fusion drummer gone soul star, Harvey's working here in a style that mixes jazz influences with modern soul – grooving things for a more mainstream audience, but still keeping things real underneath. The record's filled with guest appearances by fusion greats – like Bob James, David Spinozza, Richard Tee, Lee Ritenour, and others – and Jim Gilstrap sings vocals on a cut or two. Titles include "The Race", "Groovin' You", "Wave", "We Can", and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow". This Soulmusic.com edition has 2 bonus versions of "Groovin' You": the 6+ minute 12" version and the shorter-grooving 7" single version. CD

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Zbigniew Namyslowski Jazz Rockers/Andrzej KurlewiczStandards Vol 2 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 15 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
Way more than just the set of standards you might guess from the title – as the music here is all performed by some of the most creative jazz talents on the Polish scene of the 60s – a real hotbed of modern jazz energy at the time, even if most of the music never made it to our ears in the US! The tunes here are mostly familiar – but also include some of the hipper jazz compositions of the period – and the performances are fantastic – recorded by Polish Radio with superb sound, and at a level that adds a lot to the small handful of Polish modern jazz albums released during the decade. This set begins with a number of tracks from the Jazz Rockers group – an ultra-hip Polish combo that features Zbigniew Namyslowski on alto, Michal Urbaniak on tenor, and Krzystof Sadowski on piano – all players that would go onto greater modern jazz fame, but who sound nice and soulful here, on versions of "Jubilation", "Sunset Eyes", "Old Devil Moon", "Sister Sadie", "Camouflage", "Work Song", and "Baghdad Blues". The set also features a group led by trumpeter Andrew Kurlewicz with Jan Wroblewski on tenor and Wojciech Karolak on piano – on "I Can't Get Started", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", and "Falling In Love With Love". CD

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Fabio NobileAlways Love ... CD
Deja Vu (Italy), 2008. Used ... $5.99
A killer full-length set from Fabio Nobile – an artist who's been making hip singles for a number of years, but who really sparkles in the space of an extended album! Fabio's groove is always warm and jazzy – a bit like some of the best moments from Italian contemporaries on Schema Records, but also touched with a wider range of influences too – Brazilian jazz, 70s fusion, and sunny vocal modes that really make the music shine! Instrumentation is often a mix of programmed rhythms and acoustic jazz elements – again, very much in a Schema mode – and there's a range of great vocalists on the record, wonderful singers who include Agata Leanza, Lorraine Bowen, Rosella Key, Lehan Gyn, and Tanya Michelle – each of whom has their own special touch for the tunes. Great stuff throughout – lively, positive, and a real delight – with titles that include "Day What A Day", "Zozoi", "Fly To The Moon", "Love Is Gone", "San Diego", "Always Love", "Didn't You Know", "D'Improvviso", "O Samba", "Back With You", and "Toto Mi Amor". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Always Love (Sunaga T Experience rmx)" and "Didn't You Know (Gerardo Frisina main mix)". CD
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OutsidersCQ (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/RPM (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Fierce fuzz from this legendary Dutch combo in the late 60s – a record that's gone onto have loads of underground appreciation over the past few decades – and for good reason, too! At their core, the group are garagey, but can also trip out in a really great way – mixing straight-ahead rockers with more introspective, experimental passages – but still at a level that always keeps things focused, and never gets too overindulgent. All lyrics are in English, and are very striking – and these guys have a quality that's really all their own – hardly a copycat of any Anglo modes of the period, even though they could match or best the height of the British scene – and a stunning and surprising mode of expression that makes the album a real psych treasure! Titles include "Happyville", "The Bear", "The Man On The Dune", "Doctor", "It Seems Like Nothing's Gonna Come My Way Today", and "Zsarrahh" – plus 6 bonus live tracks! CD

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John RenbournUnpentangled – The Sixties Albums (There You Go/John Renbourn/Bert & John/Another Monday/Watch The Stars/Sir John A Lot Of/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $32.99
A treasure trove of greatness from British folk rock legend John Renbourn – all of his late 60s solo work, done before moving on to greater fame in Pentangle! First up is There You Go – a rare one from singer Dorris Henderson and future Pentangle founder John Rensbourn! Florida born, LA raised singer Dorris Henderson moved to London in 1965 and was soon singing London's folk clubs, where she met Rensbourn. A solid mix of traditionals and then contemporary folk songs – stripped down and honest takes on "Saly Free And Easy", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Mr Tamborine Man", "Going To Memphis", Something Lonesome", "Mist On The Mountain" and more. This edition includes bonus tracks from a rare 45 – "Hangman" and "Leaves That Are Green". Next is the self-titled John Renbourn from 1965 – a set that would not only establish John's legacy for years to come, but also have a very strong impact upon the role of the guitar on the British scene too! The album's definitely in a mode that owes something to an American folk legacy – but it also really breaks from the past with unusual phrasings and colorings in Renbourn's guitar – certainly with an ear towards ancient English modes, but also at once very fresh and contemporary – a strong precursor to the waves of new acoustic talents that would flow from the UK a few years later, but maybe even more revolutionary – given that John's mostly just working here with his guitar and voice. Bert Jansch adds guitar to a few tracks – and titles include "Song", "Down On The Barge", "Plainsong", "Judy", "Beth's Blues", "Blue Bones", "Train Tune", "Winter Is Gone", and "Noah & Rabbit". Bert & John is a hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the Brit movement often known as "acid folk" – that reworking of older aesthetics with modern conceptions, and doing so mostly with their work on acoustic guitar – quite a feat, given the stripped-down instrumentation of the set! Bert sings a bit – in that incredible style of his – but the real attraction here is the guitar interplay, which is always fresh, never hokey, neither familiar American folk nor forced singer-songwriter backup material. Titles include a wonderful reworking of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – plus "Red's Favourite", "Orlando", "Soho", "Piano Tune", "East Wind", "After The Dance", and "The Time Has Come". Another Monday is maybe the most obscure album in the collection – a set that is mostly instrumental, with some completely fantastic work by Renbourn on guitar – but which also features a bit of guest vocals from singer Jacqui McShee – whose warmer presence next to John really makes for a nice pairing. The album's as powerful as it is subtle, really beautiful in its sense of variety – with titles that include "Buffalo", "One For William", "Lost Lover Blues", "Another Monday", "Day At The Seaside", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", and "Waltz". Watch The Stars is another great collaboration with Dorris Henderson – an American singer, but one who moved to London in the 60s – where she cut this rare gem with guitarist John Renbourn! The album's got a righteous vibe that's hipper than the usual folk set – with some traditional tunes and some contemporary material – recorded with that amazing phrasing that made Renbourn's guitar so distinct right from the start, with lots of those jazzy currents we love so much – and which really fit the creative vocal approach of Henderson! Dorris also plays some autoharp, and there's a bit of bass in the backings – although overall the main focus here is on Renbourn's guitar and Henderson's vocals. Titles include "Come Up Horsey", "God Bless The Child", "Watch The Stars", "30 Days In Jail", "Mosaic Patterns", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", and "There's Anger In This Land". Sir John A Lot Of is perhaps one of the best-known albums from British guitar legend John Renbourn – as it was issued widely in the US, and kept in print for a surprisingly long time over the years! The approach here is slightly different than Renbourn's previous records – a bit in the image presented by the cover, although with maybe not as slavish a sound – as John just uses the whole thing to go a bit more ancient than before, in ways that echo the time travel that the whole British folk scene was taking as the 70s approached. The tunes are done in ways that are really beautiful – still lots of the incredible guitar work that made Renbourn such a standout on the scene – plus flute from jazzman Ray Warleigh, who's very different here than usual – and spare use of finger cymbals, African drums, and glockenspiel by Terry Cox. Titles include "Morgana", "Transfusion", "The Trees They Do Grow High", "Sweet Potato", "Seven Up", and "White Fishes". 6CD box features all records in original artwork sleeves, with a booklet of notes – and bonus tracks that include "Message To Pretty", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Lucky Thirteen", "Blues Run The Game", "The Wildest Pig In Captivity (alt)", "Can't Keep From Crying", "Transfusion (alt)", and "The Leaves Are Green". CD

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Snoop DoggBlue Carpet Treatment ... LP
Geffen/Doggy Style, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
Big Snoop Dogg is back for '06! Blue Carpet Treatment is a slight dip back into a harder-edged Snoop – in case you thought he'd gone too cute and mainstream with the past couple records. But he's still covering a wide range of topics with a deep roster of producers and guests. Tracks include "Think About It", "Crazy" feat Nate Dogg, "Vato" feat B-Real, "That's The S***" feat R Kelly, "Candy (Drippin Like Water)" feat E-40, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc, Daz & Kurupt, "LAX feat Ice Cube, "Round Here", "I Wanna F*** You" feat Akon, "Psst!" feat Jamie Foxx, "Imagine" feat Dr Dre & D'Angelo and more! LP, Vinyl record album
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Village PeopleCruisin ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A real breakout album for The Village People – thanks largely to the hit "YMCA", which had surprising play at the time – and has gone onto become one of those ballpark hits that everyone seems to sing completely un-self-consciously! The group are still working here in a New York Sigma disco mode – with backings by the Gypsy Lane group – and apart from the "YMCA" hit, other long tracks include "Hot Cop", "My Roomate", "The Women/The Cruiser", and "Ups & Downs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mail order form.)

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✨✧ Red GarlandRed In Bluesville ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Red Garland albums of the late 50s – thanks to a slightly different rhythm section that features Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – both of whom work beautifully with Red in a gutbuckety set of tunes! The style isn't exactly soul jazz, but it's clear that Garland's feeling a bit of pressure from some of the up and comers on the scene – and he digs a bit deeper into bluesy roots here, in a setting that makes especially nice use of Jones' work on bass. Titles include "He's A Real Gone Guy", "See See Rider", "Trouble In Mind", "St. Louis Blues", and "Theme From M Squad". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Tim MaiaWorld Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – and the grooves are often mixed together in a sound that's nice and fuzzy around the edges, with some slight psychedelic elements that makes the cuts a perfect fit for this Luaka Bop series! Yet Tim Maia's hardly a guy who can easily fit into any easy slot or series – because as you'll hear on this set, he's got a vibe that's all his own – a really wonderful approach that's different even from some of his hippest contemporaries in Brazil – and which has gone onto have influence on countless other generations of singers and musicians – including his nephew Ed Motta. The package is great – a real visual tribute to the sounds within – and titles include "Que Beleza", "Ela Partiu", "Do Leme Ao Pontal", "Brother Father Mother Sister", "Quer Queira Quer Nao Queira", "Let's Have A Ball Tonight", "I Don't Care", "The Dance Is Over", "Rational Culture", "You Don't Know What I Know", and "Nobody Can Live Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TemptationsTo Be Continued ... LP
Motown, 1986. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Temptations are looking a bit cheesy on the cover here, but they still sound great – and the album's great proof that the group were one of the few from their generation who could always keep things up over the years! The production and instrumentation are definitely on the modern side, but the vocals are still plenty great – and with Ali-Ollie Woodson in the group's lineup, they've got a lean sound that helps them match the smoother groove of the set. In a way, the record's almost a bridge between fading styles of the 70s that were nearly gone with other acts, and the rebirth of real soul in the 90s. Titles include "Lady Soul", "Message To The World", "Girls", "Someone", "Put Us Together Again", "A Fine Mess", and "You're The One". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision hinted at in the Maggot Brain years! The tunes are shorter, funkier, and catchier – and the vocals are especially great – so much so than on the title cut "Cosmic Slop" has harmonies so great you'd swear you were listening to late-Motown Temptations! Other tracks continue with a great soul-based focus, and include "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure", "Nappy Dugout", "No Compute", and "Can't Stand the Strain" – and the record is packaged in a mind-blowing wraparound cover by Pedro Bell, the first of many the band would use! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Janus pressing.)

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✨✧ Tompall GlaserAnother Log On The Fire – Hilbilly Central 2 (Tompall Sings The Songs Of Shel Silverstein/Great Tompall & His Outlaw Band/bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two seminal 70s albums from Tompall Glaser – both recorded during the time he was one of the real outlaws working on the Nashville scene! On Sings The Songs Of Shel Silverstein, Tompall takes a page from the book of Bobby Bare – singing songs penned by the always-witty Shel, who'd made a surprising move to country music with a hit for Johnny Cash, which was followed by a really great run of material that helped both transform the Nashville sound, and also give it a different sort of sense of humor. Unlike Bare and some of Shel's other 70s interpreters, Glaser has this naturally blue-tinged sort of vocal sound – which really brings a different spirit to the music – maybe echoing some of the more melancholy qualities of tunes that include "I Ain't Lookin For Answers Anymore", "Musical Chairs", "Grab A Hold", "Echoes", "Old New Orleans Custom", "If I'm There", and "Put Another Log On The Fire". The Great Tompall is a seminal set from Tompall Glaser – one that has him rising up from the Nashville underground, to hit the same sort of territory that was making Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings huge at the time! Like both of those singers, Glaser had spent years trying to make music work under other folks' directions – and had really broken off and found his own sort of path, with a spirit that really comes through here – on a record that definitely sounds unlike anyone else at the time. Tracks include new versions of some country classics, a few from the pen of Shel Silverstein, and a few more surprises along the way. Titles include "When It's Gone It's Gone Girl", "The Hunger", "West Canturbury Subdivision Blues", "I Can't Remember", "Time Changes Everything", and "If I'd Only Come & Gone". CD also features the bonus tracks from a single – "Loving You Again" and "T For Texas". CD

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✨✧ Freddy ColeMy Mood Is You ... CD
High Note, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
For years, singer Freddy Cole was known as the brother of Nat the king – but for decades, the brother has kept on giving us music much longer than the famous star – to a point where it's always such a pleasure to enjoy Freddy's sound as he keeps on evolving! The singer's developed a nicely raspy tone as the years have gone on – one that's perfectly suited to the laidback vibe of this album – which features Randy Napoleon on guitar and John Di Martino on piano, with arrangements from both of them throughout. Joel Frahm adds some especially nice tenor and soprano sax – peppering the tunes gently with a real understanding of the role of a saxophonist on a vocal date – and titles include "The Lonely One", "My Heart Tells Me", "Temptation", "I'll Always Leave The Door A Little Open", "My Mood Is You", and "Love Like This Can't Last". CD
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✨✧ Dana GillespieWhat Memories We Make – The Complete Mainman Recordings 1971 to 1974 (Weren't Born A Man/Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle/bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of great albums from singer Dana Gillespie – and a huge amount of bonus material too, including some rare promo and demo tracks that have never been available to the public! The set kicks off with the Weren't Born A Man album – a real turning point in the career of Dana Gillespie – a singer who started out as a British folkie in the 60s, but who really transformed through a host of different modes as the 70s moved in – including a key role in the long-running Catch My Soul stage show, and an intimate friendship with David Bowie! Gillespie's not exactly like Bowie, but on the record she does find a very special, intimate space of her own – helped partly by the production and arrangements of Mick Ronson, who also works with some of the Spiders Of Mars in the backing – and also in part by Bowie, who lets Dana sing his great tune "Andy Warhol" here in a version that's maybe even better than his own! Yet Gillespie is definitely at the helm throughout – a superb songwriter, and a great singer too – intimate one minute, bold the next, and quite far from her roots in folk. Titles include "Andy Warhol", "Weren't Born A Man", "Mother Don't Be Frightened", "All Gone", "Eternal Showman", "Dizzy Heights", and "Stardom Road (parts 1 & 2)". Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle is the second album that Dana Gillespie recorded for the Mainman productions label – and one that really has her stepping out and finding a voice that's all her own! Dana's a bit hard to peg stylistically – somewhat rock, but with occasional gentleness that's borrowed from her folk roots – often given a slight glam twist in the production, but not really a glam singer at all – in part because she's often got some deeper currents in her lyrics! Gillespie's got this strength in the lead that should have made her a much bigger star – an ability to step sideways to different modes from track to track, yet make you feel like the whole thing is very much part of her own master plan. Titles include "Get My Rocks Off", "Really Love The Man", "Hold Me Gently", "Pack Your Bags", "Getting Through To Me", and "Wanderlust". 2CD set features a huge amount of interesting material – including 5 tracks from Dana's 1971 promo record that she shared with David Bowie, 5 more demos from October of 1974, after her second album – but never issued – the original demo for "Andy Warhol", an outtake of "Man Size Job", different Mick Ronson arrangements for "Lavender Hill" and "Never Knew", and the Libido single tracks "Hold On To Your Fire" and "Weren't Born A Man". CD

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✨✧ Betty LavetteThings Have Changed ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bettye Lavette on Verve Records – a move that also signals a shift in her music too – in a way that we can really approve! Bettye's getting some richer care in the backings – more of a classic soul approach, in terms of warmth – never trying too hard to cast the singer in modes that might be a bit forced, and instead almost echoing a Muscle Shoals sort of vibe at times – which leaves Lavette to provide more than plenty of edge to the music with her vocals! All of the tunes here are Bob Dylan covers, but are wonderfully transformed – and even the presence of guest stars like Keith Richards or Trombone Shorty can't get in the way of the lady and her message. Titles include "Emotionally Yours", "Going Going Gone", "Seeing The Real You At Last", "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight", "Things Have Changed", and "Ain't Talkin". CD

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✨✧ ShoesBlack Vinyl Shoes – The Anthology 1973 to 1978 (Black Vinyl Shoes/Bazooka/One In Versailles/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A great package of work from Shoes – one of the finest acts to come from the Illinois scene in the 70s – presented here with three full albums, and bonus tracks too! First up is their seminal Black Vinyl Shoes – an album that may well stand as the group's lasting treasure! The set's got a sharp-edged quality that still sounds pretty tremendous all these many years later – power pop, but without any commercial elements to smooth out its energy – served up with a raw, earnest quality that's neither punk nor hard rock – yet which deserved to be praised every bit as much as the best contemporary efforts in those genres too! These guys have a hell of a way with a hook, yet never hit you over the head with it either – and there's a lack of posturing that's really refreshing – a key difference between the sound of Shoes and their bigger Northern Illinois contemporaries Cheap Trick – an attitude that's different than, yet not that far off from the energy of The Replacements to come. Titles include "Capital Gain", "Boys Don't Lie", "She'll Disappear", "Fatal", "It Really Hurts", "Nowhere So Fast", and "Fire For Awhile". Bazooka is the long-lost first album from Shoes – recorded at home, and even rawer than any later releases – appearing here on vinyl for the very first time! The group are already pretty amazing at this early point – right on the money, and almost with more of a punkish vibe at points – although other tunes have them ripping out these mean guitar lines that are definitely way too ballsy for early punk. The songwriting is superb – amazing considering how young the guys were, and that the record was really just recorded for their own initial interest – and not a bigger company looking for a hit. There's also more darkness than in later years too – not everywhere, but at key points that make for a nice edge to the record. Titles include "Pinheads", "Love Took A Turn", "Rock Your One", "Along With Love", "New Meat", "I'm Brazen", "The Atlantic", "My Anisette", and "Educated". Last is One In Versailles – the debut album from Shoes – a cracker of a first record from any band, but a set that hardly made a dent at the time – given that it was only pressed in a limited run of 300 copies! That doesn't stop it from being a real moment of greatness, though – because the set sparkles with charm right from the very first note – nicely less polished than Shoes' later work, especially their major debut on Elektra – with a raspy intensity that really furthers the ideas wrapped up in the core of the tunes – and which almost comes across with the earnest yet relaxed quality of The Feelies in parts – even though this one was cut years before the emergence of that group! Titles include "One Night", "The Sun", "Banjo", "Eggroll Rock", "Do I Get So Shy", "Un Dans Versailles", "Kristine", and "Dance In Your Sleep". Comes in a box with a big booklet of notes – and 18 bonus tracks that include "Rock & Roll Freak", "My Husband's Home", "I'd Like To Take You Out Again", "Nothing Means More", "I Can Make It (demo)", "I Wanna Hide", "Okay (Bomp version)", "Tomorrow Night (Bomp version)", "Baby's Gone", "Ever Again", "Lucky Tail", "Capital Offense, "She'll Disappear (demo)", "I'll Take You Away (alt)", and "Like I Told You (second version)". CD

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✨✧ Superstar Jet Jaguar (GM Grimm)Digital Tears – E-mail From Purgatory ... CD
Day By Day, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
GM Grimm returns with another batch of slow rolling, vocals centered underground hip hop! The Jet Jaguar persona seems to hold a little bit more straight up real life malaise and tempered anger than the other Grimm personas, with tightly clipped beat tracks and creaky movie and and string samples. Tracks include "All Y'All", "Stable", "Dr. Death", "The Deal Is Gone", "Dancin'", "Digital Tears", "Dancin'", "The Way", "Taken", "Rotten", "Happy", "Static" and lots more. CD

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✨✧ Village PeopleCruisin ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real breakout album for The Village People – thanks largely to the hit "YMCA", which had surprising play at the time – and has gone onto become one of those ballpark hits that everyone seems to sing completely un-self-consciously! The group are still working here in a New York Sigma disco mode – with backings by the Gypsy Lane group – and apart from the "YMCA" hit, other long tracks include "Hot Cop", "My Roomate", "The Women/The Cruiser", and "Ups & Downs". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
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✨✧ VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 3 – 1966/1967 – Finally Together ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Ru-Jac label is really on fire here – taking off with some sweet female soul singers, as you might guess from the image on the cover – in modes that mix their deep soul core with some nice jazzy touches too! Two big artists grab the first half of the collection here – Kitty Lane, who might have been right at home working for Stax Records – and Rita Doryse, a jazzier singer who recalls early Marlena Shaw material at Chess! Other artists here continue some of the male deep soul styles that have made Ru-Jac a real favorite for collectors of rare singles – and as with other volumes in this series, the package also includes a number of tracks that were never issued at the time. Titles include "When I'm Alone", "Wait Til Then", "Born To Be Loved", and "Please Let Me Love You" by Rita Doryse; "It's Love I Need", "Sweetheart", and "The Feeling Is Gone" by Kitty Lane; "I Would Cry" and "I Tell You" by Gene & Eddie, "Do The Roller" and "Working Hard" by Leon Gibson, "I Can't Stay Away" and "Who Can It Be" by The Caressors; "She's My Girl (demo)" and "My Love (demo)" by Winfield Parker, and "Sweet Little Girl" and "Finally Together" – both unreleased tracks by an unknown artist! CD
 
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✨✧ Kanye WestLate Registration ... CD
Def Jam, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Time will tell whether the sophomore LP Late Registration will prove to be as revolutionary of a commercial force as College Dropout turned out to be – but it's a better album! We loved the debut as much as the rest of the world did, but this one's an easier listen from beginning to end. The production is tight, the guests earn their spots, and the whole thing's furiously soulful. Much is being made of LA hipster/orch pop troubadour Jon Brion's co-production, but this is Kanye's show. On one level Kanye can rock a subject as cliched as "Gold Digger", and still come out with a fresh perspective that runs deeper than it sounds on the surface, then deliver a serious track about the evils of the diamond trade that still rocks the ice. And those are just the first singles. Another great one! Tracks include "Wake Up Mr West", "Heard 'Em Say", "Touch The Sky" feat Lupe Fiasco, "Gold Digger" feat Jamie Foxx, "Drive Slow" feat Paul Wall & GLC, "My Way Home" feat Common, "Crack Music" feat Game, "Roses", "Bring Me Down" feat Brandy, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" (rmx) feat Jay-Z, "We Major" feat Nas & Really Doe, "Gone" feat Consequence & Cam'Ron and more! CD

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✨✧ Kanye WestLate Registration ... LP
Def Jam, 2005. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Time will tell whether the sophomore LP Late Registration will prove to be as revolutionary of a commercial force as College Dropout turned out to be – but it's a better album! We loved the debut as much as the rest of the world did, but this one's an easier listen from beginning to end. The production is tight, the guests earn their spots, and the whole thing's furiously soulful. Much is being made of LA hipster/orch pop troubadour Jon Brion's co-production, but this is Kanye's show. On one level Kanye can rock a subject as cliched as "Gold Digger", and still come out with a fresh perspective that runs deeper than it sounds on the surface, then deliver a serious track about the evils of the diamond trade that still rocks the ice. And those are just the first singles. Another great one! Tracks include "Wake Up Mr West", "Heard 'Em Say", "Touch The Sky" feat Lupe Fiasco, "Gold Digger" feat Jamie Foxx, "Drive Slow" feat Paul Wall & GLC, "My Way Home" feat Common, "Crack Music" feat Game, "Roses", "Bring Me Down" feat Brandy, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" (rmx) feat Jay-Z, "We Major" feat Nas & Really Doe, "Gone" feat Consequence & Cam'Ron and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear.)
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OrgoneReasons ... CD
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99
Orgone just seem to get better and better as the years go on – from a more standard funk combo to one who've really found their own groove – which they seem to push even further here with the addition of singer Adryon De Leon – a vocalist who really helps bring some focus to their music! We'd dare say that Adryon's the N'Dea Davenport to the group's Brand New Heavies – save for the fact that both the singer and Orgone are completely their own thing, just ready to take on bold new territory with a top-shelf vocalist in the lead! And unlike some of the usual "female singer with funk band" combinations, Adryon's presence here is fully integrated – and very much a key part of the Orgone sound – as you'll hear on tracks that include "We Can Make It", "Light In Me", "Ride My Swing", "All Good Things", "Cold Side", "Whisper To Me", "Easy Love", and "Suma Juice". CD
Also available Reasons ... LP 18.99

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OrgoneReasons ... LP
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Orgone just seem to get better and better as the years go on – from a more standard funk combo to one who've really found their own groove – which they seem to push even further here with the addition of singer Adryon De Leon – a vocalist who really helps bring some focus to their music! We'd dare say that Adryon's the N'Dea Davenport to the group's Brand New Heavies – save for the fact that both the singer and Orgone are completely their own thing, just ready to take on bold new territory with a top-shelf vocalist in the lead! And unlike some of the usual "female singer with funk band" combinations, Adryon's presence here is fully integrated – and very much a key part of the Orgone sound – as you'll hear on tracks that include "We Can Make It", "Light In Me", "Ride My Swing", "All Good Things", "Cold Side", "Whisper To Me", "Easy Love", and "Suma Juice". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reasons ... CD 10.99

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Mavis StaplesLove Gone Bad ... LP
HDH/Everland (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Lost work from a really obscure period in the career of Mavis Staples – post-Stax, but before her big revival of later years – and a date that has her working with the Holland Dozier Holland time in a mighty nice mode! The classic Mavis vocals are very firmly in place, but the record's also got a warmer glow than usual – great arrangements from Jesse Saunders, who again comes to the record as a bit of a surprise – but really helps make a setting that's very fresh for the Staples sound, especially if you've heard as many records by Mavis as us! The style is great – almost like some of the coolest southern/modern soul blends of the period – and titles include "Love Gone Bad", "Show Me", "Falling In Love", "Beat Well Done", "See What You Started", and "Holding On To Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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24 - Carat BlackGone – The Promises Of Yesterday ... LP
Numero, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
An amazing musical discovery – the lost second album from 24 Carat Black – recorded right after the band's legendary debut for Stax Records, but unissued for over 30 years! All the righteous styles of the group's famous Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth classic are fully in place here – and if anything, the record has an even headier feel overall – really complicated sounds that are often deeply spiritual, but still have that snaking, bassline-driven, slow funk quality that we love in the group! The tunes each feel like mini-symphonies in soul – and although the themes center more around love than politics, they're done in a way that goes way past any sexy soul cliches of the time. The group is amazingly laidback – slow-stepping into each tune with a care and confidence that's amazing – and letting the cuts come into their own organically, but always with a mystical sense of order. Numero have done a wonderful job excavating this work – remastering the tapes for great sound, and telling the full story of the group and their too-short career. Titles include "The Best Of Good Love Gone", "I'll Never Let You Go", "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday", "I Begin To Weep", "I Want To Make Up", and "I Don't Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 24 - Carat BlackGone – The Promises Of Yesterday ... CD
Numero, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing musical discovery – the lost second album from 24 Carat Black – recorded right after the band's legendary debut for Stax Records, but unissued for over 30 years! All the righteous styles of the group's famous Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth classic are fully in place here – and if anything, the record has an even headier feel overall – really complicated sounds that are often deeply spiritual, but still have that snaking, bassline-driven, slow funk quality that we love in the group! The tunes each feel like mini-symphonies in soul – and although the themes center more around love than politics, they're done in a way that goes way past any sexy soul cliches of the time. The group is amazingly laidback – slow-stepping into each tune with a care and confidence that's amazing – and letting the cuts come into their own organically, but always with a mystical sense of order. Numero have done a wonderful job excavating this work – remastering the tapes for great sound, and telling the full story of the group and their too-short career. Titles include "The Best Of Good Love Gone", "I'll Never Let You Go", "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday", "I Begin To Weep", "I Want To Make Up", and "I Don't Love You". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available Gone – The Promises Of Yesterday ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonOnce More/Two Of A Kind/The Right Combination Burning The Midnight Oil/Together Always ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Four classic RCA albums from the team of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton – all brought together in a single set! Once More is a pivotal moment in the duo career of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – both solo singers who'd worked together on earlier records, but really seemed to hit their stride around the time of this set! Both Porter and Dolly gel together perfectly – often singing together, not trading back and forth as much – in ways that only make the lyrics of the songs resonate more strongly. Titles include "I Know You're Married But I Love You Still", "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man", "A Good Understanding", "Let's Live For Tonight", "Once More", "Fight & Scratch", and the tear-jerker "Ragged Angel". Two Of A Kind is a great pairing of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – one an aging country singer, yet still in his prime – the other a soon-to-be superstar, getting her youth balanced out a bit more by the presence of Porter! The tunes here are the perfect sort of music for the pair to work together – some songs that have separate parts that give each singer a distinct character – others harmonized together in a mighty nice way. Dolly wrote a fair bit of material for the set, and Porter had a hand in a few too – and titles include "Oh The Pain Of Loving You", "Possum Holler", "The Flame", "The Fighting Kind", "Two Of A Kind", "There'll Be Love", "Is It Real", and "Curse Of The Wild Weed Flower". On the next album, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton are definitely the Right Combination – singing here with a chemistry that not only reflects Dolly's years on stage with Porter, but which also echoes some of the tension of their relationship backstage! The tunes are a mix of originals – some by Wagoner, some by Parton – plus a few other well-chosen numbers – all of which expand their duo style nicely, marking it as way more than just some record company attempt to cash in by bringing two stars together! Titles include "More Than Words Can Tell", "The Right Combination", "Her & The Car & The Mobile Home", "Burning The Midnight Oil", "On & On", and "The Fog Has Lifted". The title of Together Always is maybe a bit un-prophetic – given that a few years later, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton would hardly be together – but the record's a great one from that wonderful stretch when the pair could really make magic singing together on record! The tunes are all original numbers – some by Dolly, some by Porter – new material that makes the album every bit as strong as solo efforts by either singer, and which show that these RCA duo sessions weren't just filler material in the catalog! Titles include "Love's All Over", "Take Away", "Lost Forever In Your Kiss", "Looking Down", "Poor Folks Town", "Ten Four Over & Out", and "You & Me Her & Him". CD

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✨✧ New OrderEverythings Gone Green/Cries & Whispers/Mesh ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the first really catchy songs to ever come from New Order – but served up here on a single that still retains some of the moodier elements of their Joy Division years! At some level, "Everything's Gone Green" is almost a blueprint for everything that would follow – "Blue Monday" and beyond – but it's also more spare, and has the spacey guitar lines almost speaking more than the vocals! Backed here by the excellent "Cries & Whispers" and "Mesh". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mavis StaplesLove Gone Bad ... CD
HDH/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lost work from a really obscure period in the career of Mavis Staples – post-Stax, but before her big revival of later years – and a date that has her working with the Holland Dozier Holland time in a mighty nice mode! The classic Mavis vocals are very firmly in place, but the record's also got a warmer glow than usual – great arrangements from Jesse Saunders, who again comes to the record as a bit of a surprise – but really helps make a setting that's very fresh for the Staples sound, especially if you've heard as many records by Mavis as us! The style is great – almost like some of the coolest southern/modern soul blends of the period – and titles include "Love Gone Bad", "Show Me", "Falling In Love", "Beat Well Done", "See What You Started", and "Holding On To Your Love". CD
Also available Love Gone Bad ... LP 14.99

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Roy AyersMystic Voyage ... CD
Polydor, 1975. Used ... $9.99
An archetypal album by Roy – and one that really shows him at the turning point! Gone are the trippier jazz funk moments of earlier albums – and in their place are some tight grooves and wonderfully spacey soul. Roy hits the dancefloor with one of his first uptempo funk numbers "Brother Green", a catchy groover with lots of clavinet, and the massive "Life Is Just A Moment", a storming 2-part number that rolls along with a pounding almost house-like groove. "Mystic Voyage" shows the sweet jazzy side of Roy – as it's a vibes-heavy instrumental with a light stepping groove, perfect for the mellow direction he'd take on other records. The album also features some great off-beat funk numbers that recall earlier albums – including the break-heavy "Spirit Of Doo Doo", plus "Funky Motion" and "The Black Five". CD
(Out of print.)

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Good+ ... $6.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has some wear with marker on the front.)

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✨✧ George BensonSpace ... LP
CTI, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual assortment of work from the great George Benson – pulled together from other sessions for CTI Records – featuring one studio track, and four more live numbers! The studio tune is George's take on the Stax Records classic "Hold On I'm Coming" – which Benson sings with almost as much vocal intensity on his own as Sam & Dave brought to the original – followed by a tight solo that really matches the funky 70s vibe of the arrangements. Next are four more tracks from the Carnegie Hall sessions – one of his hardest-hitting albums of the time! In a way, the record returns George to his early years at CTI – particularly the album Beyond The Blue Horizon – as the set's got a stripped down smaller group, working in a tight blend of electric jazzy bits that's very nice! Ronnie Foster lays down some great keyboards on the set, Hubert Laws is on flute, and George himself plays a hollow body with a nice soulful tone – stretching out on some straight jazz on most cuts, but also hitting a few of his smoother notes from the mid 70s. Titles include "Sky Dive", "Octane", "Summertime", and "Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Nat BirchallStoryteller – A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
A tremendous record from one of our favorite saxophonists of the past decade – the completely sublime, completely wonderful Nat Birchall – a musician who was way ahead of the curve towards spiritual jazz that others have hit in recent years, and one who still does it better than anyone else! The title gives away only part of the story – as Nat's definitely paying tribute to the great Yusef Lateef, particularly the mix of soulful jazz and exoticism in his earlier work – but the overall execution is very much in the best Birchall mode – long-building tracks, really informed by a strong tradition of spiritual energy, and not just in musical form – as the leader blows tenor, soprano, bass clarinet, and handles a range of instruments from around the globe – in the company of Michael Bardon on bass, Andy Hay on drums and percussion, and either Adam Fairhall or John Ellis on piano, depending on the track. A few of the tunes are classics from the vintage Lateef songbook, and Birchall has also seamlessly contributed a few numbers of his own – making for a fantastic double-length set, with titles that include "Tales Of Saba", "Ching Miau", "Salaam Brother Yusef", "Inward Flight", "Brother John", "Not Yet Ornette", "Ringo Oiwake", and "Mashariki" – plus a great version of "Love Theme From Spartacus", a tune that Lateef made his own back in the 60s, with a fantastic reading that's gone on to inspire many. CD
Also available Storyteller – A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 29.99

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Nat BirchallStoryteller – A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (pic cover)... $29.99
A tremendous record from one of our favorite saxophonists of the past decade – the completely sublime, completely wonderful Nat Birchall – a musician who was way ahead of the curve towards spiritual jazz that others have hit in recent years, and one who still does it better than anyone else! The title gives away only part of the story – as Nat's definitely paying tribute to the great Yusef Lateef, particularly the mix of soulful jazz and exoticism in his earlier work – but the overall execution is very much in the best Birchall mode – long-building tracks, really informed by a strong tradition of spiritual energy, and not just in musical form – as the leader blows tenor, soprano, bass clarinet, and handles a range of instruments from around the globe – in the company of Michael Bardon on bass, Andy Hay on drums and percussion, and either Adam Fairhall or John Ellis on piano, depending on the track. A few of the tunes are classics from the vintage Lateef songbook, and Birchall has also seamlessly contributed a few numbers of his own – making for a fantastic double-length set, with titles that include "Tales Of Saba", "Ching Miau", "Salaam Brother Yusef", "Inward Flight", "Brother John", "Not Yet Ornette", "Ringo Oiwake", and "Mashariki" – plus a great version of "Love Theme From Spartacus", a tune that Lateef made his own back in the 60s, with a fantastic reading that's gone on to inspire many. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Storyteller – A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef ... CD 14.99

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Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Professor Harold BoggsLord Give Me Strength – Early Recordings 1952 to 1964 ... CD
Nashboro/Gospel Friend, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
The first full length collection we've ever seen to focus on the soulful gospel work of Harold Boggs – one of the greatest male lead singers of the pre-soul generation! Right from the start, Boggs was a hell of a singer, and a great songwriter too – and he first entered the business after getting a few songs recorded by King Records, who feature here on some of the earliest tracks – before Harold then moved over to Nashboro, where his vocal talents really took off! The work here is mostly from that point when gospel recordings were quite raw and stripped-down – with a very sharp focus on the lead singer, which gives Boggs some tremendous time in the spotlight. The package features 28 tracks in all – and titles include "The Half Has Never Been Told", "That's It", "Everything Is Going To Be Alright", "What's Happening Christians", "When It Hits You", "Inside The Beautiful Gate", "I Want To Live Right", "Someone's Gone Home", "Doing All The Good We Can", and "My Loving Mother Prayed". Also features two songs with Lula Reed on vocals – "Heavenly Road" and "My Mother's Prayer". CD

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Graham BonneyThank You Baby – The Complete UK Pop Singles & More 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Columbia/Teensville, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Here's a singer you've probably never heard of – but who stands right up there with the best UK pop acts of the late 60s – both a vocalist and a songwriter, gifted with a wonderfully catchy ear for a tune! Graham Bonney's got qualities here that resonate nicely with work of the time by The Hollies or Herman's Hermits – songs that might evolve into classic rock, but which are plenty fantastic in their own right – these little mini-symphonies of pop, usually just two or three minutes in length, and really perfectly put together! This package might be the first we've ever seen to do justice to Bonney – a singer who primarily recorded for Columbia Records in the UK, but hit bigger success in Germany – although not enough to get his records played over here on radio in the 60s. The set's got an insane 32 tracks in all – more even than his issued singles of the 60s – and titles include "Super Girl", "Briony", "That Bad Day", "Later Tonight", "No One Knows", "Frenzy", "Back From Baltimore", "Papa Joe", My Jenny", "Devil's Child", "Mixing The Wine", "Leander Angeline", "Fly Me High Lorelei", "Sunny Has Gone", "When Evelyn Was Mine", "Why Can't We Be Friends", and "Did She Tell You". CD

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Buffalo SpringfieldLast Time Around ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
The cover image here gives you an idea of what's going on – with Neil Young looking away from the rest of the group – as the album's not just the last by Buffalo Springfield, it also really shows the key members striving for a solo voice of their own! The set was released after Buffalo Springfield had already broken up, and a number of the tracks within are near-solo projects handled by Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Stephen Stills – although there's also some of those great duets that really have the group spirit shining so strongly. Jim Messina produced, and really makes sense of the material together as a whole – on titles that include "It's So Hard To Wait", "Four Days Gone", "Carefree Country Day", "Special Care", "The Hour Of Not Quite Rain", "Questions", "I Am A Child", "On The Way Home", and "Kind Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with Broadway address.)

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Cab CallowayCotton Club Revue 1958 ... LP
Gone, 1958. Very Good ... $24.99
A really unusual later album from Cab Calloway – a set recorded for the mostly R&B label Gone, and done in a style that update the Calloway sound from previous years at the Cotton Club! The overall presentation is strongly jazz-based – with arrangements by Eddie Barefield, who also conducts – and Calloway's still got that wonderful voice fully in place – that way of singing loud, clear, and with a sinister edge that was no doubt a big influence on later styles to come. Titles include "Sinful", "Sweeter Than Sweet", "Beginnin Of Sinnin", "Never Had It So Good", "Don't Worry Bout Me", and "Copper Colored Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting on the top seam, and a small bit of tape on the spine, but is nice overall.)
 
 
 



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