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Peter Ind with Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Jutta Hipp & Buddy RichLooking Out/Konitz/At The Hickory House Vols 1 & 2/Real Lee Konitz/In Hi Fi/In Miami/Very Cool Lee Konitz (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1954/1956/1957/1958/1961. Used 4 CDs ... $8.99
... CD

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Harry Belafonte8 Classic Albums (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone (UK), Mid 50s. Used 4CD ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy CharlesSeven Classic Albums (Collaboration West/Evolution/Teddy Charles Tentet/Word From Bird/Vibe Rant/Coolin/Salute To Hamp) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s. Used 4CD ... $5.99
... CD

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Jimmy ClevelandFour Classic Albums Plus Bonus Tracks (Introducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars/Cleveland Style/Map Of Jimmy Cleveland/Seldon Powell Sextet) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s. Used 4CD ... $4.99
... CD

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Buddy ColletteSix Classic Albums (Man Of Many Parts/Nice Day/Calm Cool & Collette/Marx Makes Broadway/Jazz Loves Paris/Polyhedric) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... $5.99
... CD

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Tony CrombieSeven Classic Albums Plus Bonus EP (At The Royal Festival Hall/Annie Ross With The Tony Crombie 4Tet/Man From Interpol/Sweet Wide & Blue/Drums Drums Drums/Whole Lotta Tony/Twelve Favorite Film Themes) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... $4.99
... 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 ... $6.99
... CD

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Bobby DarinGo Ahead & Back Up – The Lost Motown Masters ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
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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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 ... $8.99
... CD

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Five StairstepsOur Family Portrait/Stairsteps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/Real Gone, 1968/1970. Used ... $14.99
A pair of killers from The Five Stairsteps – back to back on a single CD, with bonus tracks too! First up is Our Family Portrait – a true family portrait of the Five Stairsteps – a group who first came to light on a host of wonderful indie singles in Chicago, stepping forth here on a great full length for Buddah Records! All the best elements of the group's early singles are still in place – including production from father Clarence Burke, and some great arrangements from Johnnie Pate – which give the album this sense of powerful soul that was maybe missing before. Yet the vocals still have all the youthful charm of the group at their start – strong leads by Keni Burke, harmonies by the rest of the family, and even an appearance by Cubie – the youngest member, and more of a novelty presence here. Titles include the group's minor hit "New Dance Craze" – a pretty groovy number – plus "Bad News", "Under The Spell Of Your Love", "A Million To One", "Something's Missing", "Windows Of The World", and "You Make Me So Mad". Next is Stairsteps – a really heady set from The Five Stairsteps – a record that shows the group looking older (and tougher!) on the cover, and one that also shows some maturity in their sound too! We're not sure what was in the water at the time, but these guys definitely seem to be drinking in a bit of the trippier elements of their generation – from their hippie look on the cover, to the overall mix of material, which includes a few surprising Beatles covers too! Arrangements are by Stan Vincent and Tony Davilo – who create a nice blend of Chicago soul and psych-styled touches – while still allowing the group's harmonies to get sweet at all the right moments – especially on their sublime classic "Ooh Child" – a track you'll recognize right away, and a gem that never gets old! Other titles include the funky "Vice The Lights", versions of "Dear Prudence" and "Getting Better", and the cuts "What About Your Wife", "Sweet As A Peach", and "Up & Down". CD features three bonus tracks – a version of Curtis Mayfield's "Madame Mary", plus "America/Standing" and "The Shadow Of Your Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Four TopsComplete ABC/Dunhill Singles ... CD
ABC/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $21.99 23.99
You might normally associate the Four Tops with Motown – and the famous quartet certainly rose to fame in Detroit – yet during the 70s, the group also moved to ABC Records, where they cut some completely sublime material too! At some level, the move might have been warranted – as the Tops never got the same sort of special handling in later years that the Temptations were getting – and it's almost as if the move to ABC really helped the group open up and sound a lot more righteous for the 70s! Production on many numbers is by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – usually working with Steve Barri – and the sound is full and rich, but still a marvelous showcase for the lead vocals of Levi Stubbs, and the backing from the rest of the group. CD features 35 tracks in all – a fantastic introduction to these years – with titles that include "Keeper Of The Castle", "Are You Man Enough", "Am I My Brother's Keeper", "Inside A Brokenhearted Man", "Peace Of Mind", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Main Street People", "Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got", "One Chain Don't Make No Prison", "Drive Me Out Of My Mind", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "This House", "Strung Out For Your Love", and "The Show Must Go On". CD

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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)... $26.99 28.98
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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✨✧ Kenny GrahamFour Classic Albums Plus (Moondog & Suncat Suites/Presenting Kenny Graham/Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists/Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists Caribbean Suite) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1953/1955/1956/1957. Used 4CD ... $6.99
... CD

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GunGun (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Epic/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
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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Chico HamiltonSeven Classic Albums (Chico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette/Quintet In Hi Fi/Chico Hamilton Quintet/Zen – The Music Of Fred Katz/South Pacific In Hi Fi/Gongs East/Three Faces Of Chico) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone (UK), 1955/1956/1957/1958/1959. Used 4 CDs ... $8.99
... CD

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John HammondMirrors ... CD
Vanguard/Real Gone, 1967. Used ... $11.99
Great lost John Hammond material for Vanguard Records – tracks recorded from some of his earlier sessions for the label, but issued here as a great batch of material on their own! The strength of these tracks is undeniable – further proof that Hammond was really at home in the freedom that Vanguard allowed in the studio – and on side one, John works with two different groups – one a hip assemblage with Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, Robbie Robertson on guitar, Mike Bloomfield on piano, and Levon Helm on drums – the other a three-guitar combo with Billy Butler and James Spruill, in addition to Hammond – plus bassist Jimmy Lewis on the electric version of the instrument. Side two is more acoustic – with just Hammond himself on guitar, and singing with an even folksier style in the setting – on titles that include "I Wish You Would", "Stones In My Passageway", "Statesboro Blues", "I Just Got Here", "Death Don't Have No Mercy", "Rock Me Mama", and "Motherless Willie Johnson". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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Yusef LateefYusef Lateef – Eight Classic Albums (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $13.99
... CD

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✨✧ Sabu MartinezSix Classic Albums (Balo Congo/Sorcery/Safari With Sabu/Sabu In Orbit/Sabu's Jazz Espagnole/Rites Of Diablo) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1957/1958/1960/1961. Used 4CD ... $11.99
... 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 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
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 ... $15.99 16.99
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 ... $16.99 17.98
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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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 ... $5.99
... 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)... $49.99 69.98
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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Ronnie RossSeven Classic Albums Plus (Ken Moule Arranges For/Don Rendell Presents The Jazz Six/Swingin' Scots/Jazz At Toad Hall/Playtime/Stompin'/Newport Jazz) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1956/1957/1958. Used 4 CDs ... $8.99
... CD

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Keely SmithSings The John Lennon/Paul McCartney Songbook ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
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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Mason WilliamsMason Williams Ear Show ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1968. Used ... $9.99
A wonderfully weird record from the mighty Mason Williams – a set that's filled with lots of cool little surprises at each new twist and turn – yet which also comes across with a really solid, tuneful feel overall! The album's got a bit of folk, a bit of moog, and a bit of kitsch – but has a way of serving it all up with the kind of warmth and wit we love so much in that unique late 60s Warner Brothers moment – the same sort of vibe you might get from Van Dyke Parks or Harpers Bizarre at their best. Some tunes have Mason Williams singing these beautifully poetic lyrics straight, while others evoke the playful feel of his appearances on the Smothers Brothers Show – but things are really balanced throughout, and give the record that sense of discovery we hardly ever find in albums these days. Titles include a new version of "Baroque A Nova" from Mason's first album, the cool electronic "Generatah Oscillatah" instrumental, the groovy "Last Great Waltz", a "One Minute Commercial", and a wild remake of "Cinderella Rockefella" – plus "Saturday Night At The World", "$13 Stella", and "Whistle Hear". CD

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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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✨✧ Joe BataanAfrofilipino (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Salsoul/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown market it was getting locked into. On the album before this one, Joe coined the term Salsoul, which he used to describe his unique mix of salsa and soul – which on this record also gets a bit of an infusion of disco, which was a brilliant move by Joe, and broke the album out of the ghetto, onto dancefloors around the world. The centerpiece of the record is Joe's funky cover of Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Bottle" – but just about every track is great, and there's loads of excellent titles like "Chico & The Man", "Women Don't Want To Love Me", "X-Rated Symphony", "When You're Down (Funky Mambo)", and remakes of older Latin Soul tunes "What Good Is A Castle" and "Ordinary Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on yellow vinyl!)
Also available Afrofilipino ... LP 19.99

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Neal HeftiSix Classic Albums (Singing Instrumentals/Band With Young Ideas/Hefti Hot N Hearty/Concert Miniatures/Hollywood Songbook Vol 1/Jazz Pops) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ BadfingerSo Fine –The Warner Brothers Rarities (red vinyl pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner/Real Gone, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on red vinyl!)

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✨✧ Cheap TrickEpic Archive Vol 3 – 1984 to 1992 (red vinyl pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Epic/Real Gone, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from this third chapter in the career of the finest band to ever hail from Rockford, IL – real chart-toppers in the late 70s, and still going surprisingly strong well into the 90s too! There's a cohesiveness to Cheap Trick that really keeps things together here – a strong sympathy and unity in the band's approach, even as production elements and styles shift slightly through the course of the 80s – a decade when they were also contributing a fair bit to other projects too. A good number of those moments are here – as the set features songs done for film soundtracks – including "Mighty Wings", "You Want It", "I Will Survive", and a version of the Motown classic "Money" – plus other rarities that include "Magical Mystery Tour (greatest hits version)", "Don't Be Cruel (big new mix)", "How About You (alt version)", "The Flame (single version)", "She's Got Motion (alt Jack Douglas mix)", "Up The Creek (acapella intro)", "Little Sister (alt Jack Douglas mix)", and "Big Bang", which is from a Japanese-only version of the Busted album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Flame red" colored vinyl!)

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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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✨✧ Alice ColtraneSpiritual Eternal – The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (Eternity/Radha Krsna Nama Sankirtana/Transcendence) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jesse Ed DavisRed Dirt Boogie – The Atco Recordings 1970 to 1972 ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A full collection of Atlantic Records material by Jesse Ed Davis – a real music industry insider whose guitar work graced countless albums by superstars during the late 60s and early 70s, but whose work on his own is sometimes overlooked! The set features both Jesse's self-titled and Ululu albums for Atco – the latter of which has Jesse working with a number of his famous friends – including Leon Russell and Mac (Dr John) Rebennack – both of whose work the album owes a lot to. Jesse's got a down-home approach to his work – and sings a set of original tunes, plus versions of tracks by Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, Levon Helm, and Taj Mahal – which should give you a good idea of his frame of reference. The self-titled set is maybe a bit more stripped-down – but also features some work by Eric Clapton on guitar and Ben Sidran on keyboards – and both sets were produced by Jesse himself, who's a hell of a talent in the studio. CD also features two never-issued tracks – and titles include "White Line Fever", "My Captain", "Sue Me Sue You Blues", "Ululu", "Alcatraz", "Every Night Is Saturday Night", "Washita Love Child", "Reno Street Incident", "Crazy Love", "You Belladonna You", "Tulsa County", and "Strawberry Wine". CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis Sings The Music Of Bacharach & Kaempfert (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Johnny Mathis sings the music of two guys named Burt – or Bert, depending on the situation – American pop genius Burt Bacharach, and German easy maestro Bert Kaempfert – both of whom were huge musical forces in the 60s! The album begins with a full set of Kaempfert tunes – mostly mellow-stepping numbers that featured Bert's trumpet lines over the top, but which here all have vocals by Johnny – set to these lush arrangements by Herb Rehbein that are even more easygoing than the original versions. Tracks include "The Lady Smiles", "Danke Shoen", "Strangers In The Night", "Wonderland By Night", "Spanish Eyes", and "LOVE". The second half is our favorite, as you might expect – because the music of Bacharach is always wonderful – and, as with the cool, classy vocals of Dionne Warwick – turns out to be a great match for the sound of Mathis too! Arrangements are by Robert Mersey, Ernie Freeman, and Glen Osser – and titles include "Don't Go Breakin My Heart", "Odds & Ends", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Walk On By", "Heavenly", "I Say A Little Prayer", and "The Look Of Love". CD features bonus tracks – including "It Makes No Difference", "Always Something There To Remind Me", "Warm & Tender", "What The World Needs Now", and "Saturday Sunshine". CD

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✨✧ MunstersMunsters – Inspired By The TV Characters The Munsters ... CD
Decca/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little record from the 60s – even if it does try to trick you into thinking that Herman Munster and his family are making music on the set! Instead, the Munsters here are a bunch of top shelf studio musicians, working with a trio of singers – in a mix of tunes that really echo the best surf and hot rod styles of the time! Songs are plenty playful, and definitely have lots of the best monster rock elements that were big at the time – even if there's maybe a bit more sunshine in the sound than some of the other albums of this nature. Three tracks are instrumental, the rest are vocal, and titles include "Vampire Vamp", "Herman's Place", "Munster Creep", "Eerie Beach", "TV Monster Show", "Down In The Basement", "Munster Coach", and "Ride The Midnight Special". CD

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✨✧ NYCC (New York Community Choir)Make Every Day Count (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sunbar/Real Gone, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful little album from NYCC – the name-shortened version of the New York Community Choir, stepping out here with a sound that's even better than their RCA debut! NYCC draw on a strong secular/spiritual tradition of work by The Art Reynolds Singers or Voices Of East Harlem – and like the latter, they've got a great way of infusing a soul tune with a deeper sense of self and spirit – especially in the way the lead vocals soar out of the larger group support. Arrangements here are by Leon Pendarvis, who gives the set a sound that's full and rich, but never overdone – really majestic stuff and completely without any sort of hoke at all. Titles include "We Can Make It", "The World Is Waiting For A Change", "I'll Keep A Light In My Window", "Make Every Day Count", and "A Song Can Reach Your Heart". CD features two bonus tracks – "I'll Keep A Light In My Window (12" version)" and "Make Every Day Count (12" version)". CD

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✨✧ Dizzy ReeceFive Classic Albums – Blues In Trinity/Star Bright/Soundin' Off/New Star/Progress Report/Nowhere To Go (plus bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone (UK), Mid/Late 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Joe SimonStep By Step – The Complete Pop Hits ... CD
Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
We might want to take issue with the title – as to us, Joe Simon has always been one hell of a soul singer – and one of the strongest deep soul talents to ever crack the mainstream! Yet throughout the key years of his career, Simon was also able to embrace a great range of styles – more than enough to push his records far past the tighter territory of some of his southern soul contemporaries – but all while never losing his sense of self at all! The full scope of Joe's genius is showcased here – in a set that begins with early Vee Jay Records material, runs through Simon's huge rise on the Sound Stage 7 label, then moves over to Spring – where he hit newly sophisticated east coast modes in the early 70s. Joe takes on country soul, southern soul, and even some great pre-disco material – and the package is the most comprehensive we've ever seen on Joe's work – 35 tracks in all – with titles that include "My Adorable One", "Teenager's Prayer", "The Chokin Kind", "Lookin Back", "Your Time To Cry", "River", "Get Down Get Down", "Music In My Bones", "Come Get To This", "To Lay Down Beside Me", "Baby Don't Be Looking In My Mind", "San Francisco Is A Lonely Down", "I Worry About You", "Nine Pound Steel", "No Sad Songs", "Moon Walk (part 1)", and "Farther On Down The Road". CD

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✨✧ Tom Tom ClubTom Tom Club (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sire/Real Gone, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first album by The Tom Tom Club – a group that started out as a side project by Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – but which went onto have a surprising life of its own! Like the Talking Heads at the start of the 80s, Tom Tom Club were very open to pulling together rhythms from the soulful underground – bits of Caribbean influence and certainly some sounds from hip hop too – but used in these cool sing-songy tunes that also had ties to the same New York underground scene that gave the world ESG and Liquid Liquid! Yet there's also a nicely complex set of textures, too – thanks to work on the record by Adrian Belew and Steve Stanley – both of whom can balance out funky elements and more interesting textures. The record took off immediately with the track "Genius Of Love" – inspired by hip hop, and respected by that scene too – as was the album's classic "Wordy Rappinghood". The whole thing's great – an excellent document of the moment, but more timeless too – and other titles include "L'Elephant", "As Above So Below", "On On On On", "Lorelei", and "Booming & Zooming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Ken BootheBlack, Gold, & Green (black & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A seminal moment for Jamaican soul genius Ken Boothe – a set that has him stepping into deeper, more righteous territory – maybe following the inspiration of some of his soul contemporaries in the US! The set's nicely poised between two modes – not really a roots reggae set, given that there's more warmly glowing soul in the production – but with sense of depth that really makes Boothe's work of a few years before really pale in comparison – and that's saying a lot, given how great that stuff is too. Titles include "Have I Sinned", "Look What You Have Done To Me", "Train/I Don't Want To See You Cry", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Thinking", "Black Gold & Green", and "Second Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 700 – on black & green marbled vinyl!)

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✨✧ John HartfordBackroads, Rivers, & Memories – The Rare & Unreleased John Hartford ... CD
Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic early slice of work from the mighty John Hartford – easily one of the most unique artists to emerge from both the folk and country worlds of the 60s – and still one that's surprisingly hard to define! The package brings together a few different strands of Hartford's musical career before his rise to fame on the RCA label in the late 60s – and the set begins with 16 wonderful demos, many of songs that John recorded for RCA in a more formal setting – but which sound maybe even more edgier here with just his own vocals and guitar or banjo. Hartford sometimes has a too-confident vibe on his records, but is very down to earth here – and sounds wonderful on "California Earthquake", "Eve Of My Multiplication", "Front Porch", "Tall Tall Grass", "Self Made Man", "This Eve Of Parting", and "Gentle On My Mind". Next is a small slice of work recorded live on radio in Clinton, IL in 1964 – versions of "Ice Cold Love", "Greensleeves", and "Matthew 24" recorded with added guitar and mandolin. The set ends with 8 more early singles, with Hartford as part of the Ozark Mountain Trio, much more bluegrass overall – on titles that include "That Great Day Is Coming", "I Forgot To Forget", "Short Life Of Trouble", and "When I Feel The Hand Of My Savior". CD

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✨✧ Jim KweskinRelax Your Mind ... CD
Vanguard/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jim Kweskin first rose to fame in a revival jug band on the New York scene – but here, he's working in a much more stripped-down mode that's maybe even more compelling than his previous records! The album bills Jim as a solo act, and mostly just features his lead work on vocals and guitar – plus additional harmonica and washtub bass, usually to create a rhythmic current that Kweskin works with in fairly spontaneous way – still that kind of offbeat, hip approach that was brewed up in the coffee houses and clubs of the Village scene. There's some freakier currents at times, and the record's a great example of the way that east coast experiments by artists like Kweskin in the early 60s had a huge impact on the sound of the Bay Area in the latter half of the decade. Titles include "The Cuckoo", "Buffalo Skinners", "Guabi Guabi", "Relax Your Mind", "Bye & Bye", "8 More Miles To Louisville", and "Three Songs A Look At The Ragtime Era". CD

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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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✨✧ Ron Wood & Ronnie LaneMahoney's Last Stand (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atco/Real Gone, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic post-Faces project from guitarist Ron Wood and bassist Ronnie Lane – served up in a mode that's very similar to their previous group at its best, but with much more of an instrumental sound overall! Wood sings just a bit on the record, but most of the music is just a fast flurry of guitars jamming along with the rhythms – in that wicked blend of roots and more contemporary elements that always made the sound of The Faces such a great accompaniment to the vocals of Rod Stewart. Rod's not on this record at all, but the set does feature Faces members Kenney Jones on drums and Ian McLagan on piano and harmonium – as well as a guest appearance by Pete Townshend on one track too. Titles include "Car Radio", "Tonight's Number", "Chicken Wired", "From The Late To The Early", "Rooster Funeral", "Just For A Moment", "Mona The Blues", and "Woody's Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 700 – on green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Jackie GleasonSix Classic Albums (Music To Remember Her/Lonesome Echo/Music To Change Her Mind/Night Winds/Music To Make You Misty/Riff Jazz)(4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz, Mid/Late 50s. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(CONDITION NOTE: the front tray card is torn and missing a small portion of the top corner. Out of print and priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Hampton Grease BandMusic To Eat (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The landmark album from Hampton Grease Band – a group who were every bit as weird and wonderful as contemporaries like Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa – and who work here with a similar sense of wit and freeplay in their instrumentation! Given that the group originally had some blues elements in their music, there's a definite link to Beefheart – and there's a dynamism here that almost feels as if they felt like they conquered blues rock at an early age, when they were working the southern scene – then felt free to play with its elements in whatever way they wanted! Bruce Hampton's vocals are wonderful – almost as weird and skittish as sounds that would later come from the art/punk underground at the end of the decade – and titles include "Halifax", "Maria", "Evans", "Hey Old Lady & Bert's Song", and "Hendon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "Peach" colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Edmundo RosSix Classic Albums (Rhythm Of The South/Hi Fiesta Perfect For Dancing/Ros On Broadway/Hollywood Cha Cha/Bongos From The South/Dance Again) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Earth Wind & FireReal Earth Wind & Fire – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99 13.99
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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Ronnie McNeirWendy Is Gone/Give Me A Sign (Setting Sun pressing) ... 7-inch
Setting Sun, 1974. Good+ ... $1.99
Ronnie was one of the true underground soul geniuses of the 70s! He never had any big hits, but he kept plugging away writing these perfect songs, perfect arrangements, and perfect records. "Wendy Is Gone" is a killer little track, with a sing-songy harmony that you'll swear you've heard a million times – plus some great indie production that keeps the whole thing nice and real. The flip's great, too – and Ronnie's voice is always a treat! First pressing – on the Setting Sun label. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some noise during quieter moments.)

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VariousReal Sound Of Chicago – Underground Disco From The Windy City ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 27.99
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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✨✧ Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (LP sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1957. Used ... $6.99
Angular Monk meets hard-driving Art Blakey – in a session that's quite unique, and which has gone onto become one of the best-remembered Atlantic jazz sessions of the late 50s! The album features Blakey in that key non-Blue Note year of 1957 – a time when he was working with a variety of players, at a variety of labels, and taking some real chances with his music before settling into his more established hit Jazz Messengers sound. The group here is Art's own – with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and Spanky DeBrest on bass – augmented by the piano of Thelonious Monk – a match that might seem unlikely at first, but not so much so after you consider the great work that Monk and Griffin did together at Riverside during the late 50s. There's a nice match between Johnny's sharp-edged tenor and Monk's imaginative playing – and if anything, the record has Blakey, Hardman, and DeBrest moving dynamically to keep up with the flurry of modern ideas coming from Griffin and Monk! Tracks are almost all originals by Thelonious too – a fact that definitely helps keep up the "Monk-ish" sound of the record – titles that include "Evidence", "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", and "Rhythm A Ning" – alongside Griffin's "Purple Shades". Includes bonus alternate takes of "Evidence", "Blue Monk", and "I Mean You". CD

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Freddy ColeMy Mood Is You ... CD
High Note, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
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
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✨✧ Bobby DarinLove Swings ... LP
Atco, 1961. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the greatest Bobby Darin albums ever! Gone are all the gimmicks of some of his teen records, and in their place is a solid, serious approach to jazz vocals that has Darin standing tall with the likes of Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Honest, this is one of our favorite vocal albums from the time – and Darin glides effortlessly over arrangements by Torrie Zito, sort of in the way that Mel Torme could when he was at his best. Titles include "How About You", "No Greater Love", "Long Ago & Far Away", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "In Love In Vain". A real treasure – and one that we've loved for years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a gold stereo stamp.)

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Red GarlandManteca ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Fair ... $9.99
One of the best by Red Garland for Prestige – a totally cooking record that features some great added conga work from Ray Barretto! Ray's presence really helps the record live up to its Latin-styled title – and Garland's usual trio with Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums seems to get a whole new life from the added percussion – really stepping things up with a bit more of a groove than usual! The title cut – "Manteca" – is an 8 minute jam that's gone onto become a real jazz dance classic – and other tracks include "Exactly Like You", "S'Wonderful", and "Mort's Report". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Yellow & black label NYC 50th street pressing – with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a split top seam, discoloration from age, wear, and staining)

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Red GarlandRed In Bluesville ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1959. Used ... $9.99
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". 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 ... $15.99
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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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1976) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Victor (Japan), 1976. Used ... $18.99
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 features 3 bonus tracks – "Hit & Run (orig Walter Gibbons 12" mix)", "Dreamin (orig Norman Harris 7" mix)", and "We're Getting Stronger (orig Walter Gibbons 12" mix)". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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John Lee HookerDetroit Special – Blues Originals Vol 5 ... LP
Atlantic, 1953/1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A great 70s collection of vintage work from John Lee Hooker – a set that includes very early singles issued on the Deluxe label as 78s, billed as "John Lee Booker" – plus material from Hooker's rare album on Atlantic! Titles include "Stuttering Blues", "Pouring Down Rain", "You Lost A Good Man", "Misbelieving Baby", "Drifting Blues","Wobbling Baby", "Don't Turn Me Away From Your Door", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Real real Gone", "Guitar Lovin' Man", "Talk About Your Baby", "Blue Monday", and "My Baby Put Me Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing – in great shape!)

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Steve KuhnRaindrops (aka Steve Kuhn Live In New York) ... LP
Muse, 1972. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Steve Kuhn at his funky best! Over the years, you may have seen Steve's name turn up on collections of hip funky tunes from the early 70s – but probably have never been able to find the right record that offers that same sound. Well, search no further, because this is the record – and it's a real gem! The album was recorded live in New York – with an acoustic quartet that include George Mraz on bass, serving up some incredibly warm, round, and soulful lines that give nearly every track on the record a great groove. Titles include "Raindrops Raindrops", "Gloria", "The Child Is Gone", "The Real Guitarist", "Thoughts Of A Gentleman", and "Chicken Feathers". LP, Vinyl record album
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Betty LavetteThings Have Changed ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
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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✨✧ 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- ... $9.99
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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Tim MaiaWorld Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 23.98
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
Also available World Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP 29.99

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Tim MaiaWorld Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
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
Also available World Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Harvey MasonGroovin You ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Pais Tropical ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About May 8, 2019 (delayed)
A great album from the early 70s – one that has Sergio and crew doing Brazilian tracks with a bit of an LA studio feel – one that takes their older bossa groove into even more soulful territory! Dave Grusin and Tom Scott did the arrangements, both in the best styles of their key early work – which means that things are tight, but never to slick or overpolished. The album's a real standout gem that links together 2 different period's of Sergio's career – and titles include wonderful versions of "Asa Branca" and "Zanzibar", plus a version of "Pais Tropical", done here in one of the best versions we've ever heard! Other tracks include "So Many People", "Gone Forever", "I Know You", "After Midnight", "Morro Velho" and "Tonga". 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 ... $9.99
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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Professor LonghairLast Mardi Gras ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A late recording for the legendary Professor Longhair – but one that's also instantly timeless, and maybe one of the best documents ever of his unique power on the piano! The setting is the small Tipitina club in New Orleans – a real hotbed of roots music for decades, and a perfect place for Longhair to relax, unwind, and spin things out in a dizzying array of Crescent City rhythms and tight piano work. The prof sings on most numbers here, too – in his unique high-toned, almost sax-like style – and the group is a small combo, playing with raw energy and no hoke at all – a mode that might well be New Orleans in the 50s, instead of the late 70s date of the record. Titles include "Doin It", "Gone So Long", "Big Chief", "Rum & Coca Cola", "Cry To Me", "Mess Around", "Tipitina",a nd "How Long Has That Train Been Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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RockwellSomebody's Watching Me ... LP
Motown, 1983. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of the strangest acts to come from Motown in the early 80s – and almost more of a new wave record than a soul one! The standout hit here is the title track "Somebody's Watching Me" – an odd electro tune that has Rockwell speaking/singing these paranoid lyrics with a vague British accent – but which has Michael Jackson coming in on the chorus to warm up the tune! Sadly, Michael's gone for the rest of the record – so Rockwell takes center stage with tunes that have a soul-based take on styles heard more familiarly by Human League or Ultravox at the time – and which display the real Anglophile bent in American pop at the time. Still, there's a few nice electro moments – and titles include "Obscene Phone Caller", "Change Your Ways", "Runaway", "Wasting Time", and "Knife". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, with a small sticker remnant.)

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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 ... $24.99
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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Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Coffee ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Johnny Hammond's first albums – and a cooking little live set that really has the organist working with some early raw power! The group's a trio, but they seem to burn differently than some of the other organ combos of the time – maybe with that fluid sensibility that Johnny brought to his keys, and which would later open up in even more famous ways. The core group features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – but they're joined by Seldon Powell on tenor for more than half the album, who really opens things up with his tremendous playing – and shows at an early state that Johnny Hammond always knows the right way to use a horn player. Titles include "Monterey Theme", "Far Away Places", "I Remember Clifford", "He's A Real Gone Guy", and "Rufus Toofus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Cover has split seams held with clear tape at the ends, some peeled spots from sticker removal on front, and discoloration from age.)

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Superstar Jet Jaguar (GM Grimm)Digital Tears – E-mail From Purgatory ... CD
Day By Day, 2004. Used ... $6.99
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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TemptationsTo Be Continued ... LP
Motown, 1986. Very Good ... $0.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch, light staining along the bottom seam, and some waviness.)

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UltravoxSystems Of Romance ... LP
Island, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A pivotal album in the career of Ultravox – one that has the group shifting from their rougher roots, into the sweeter, more synth-styled sounds that became their lasting legacy on modern music! Gone is the quirkiness of the first few records, but in its place is one of the best (and first) efforts to refine earlier experiments with electronics into a tighter, more pop-styled mode – one that's aided strongly here by the production efforts of Conny Plank, whose work in the electric prog years of the German scene really help give this record a real sense of depth! Titles include "Slow Motion", "I Can't Stay Long", "Someone Else's Clothes", "Blue Light", "Quiet Men", "Dislocation", "Maximum Acceleration", and "Just For A Moment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Village PeopleCruisin ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
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". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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VoyageFly Away ... LP
Marlin, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The second US album from Euro disco outfit Voyage – a group who manage to bring in some nice progressive and jazzy elements to the mix! There's almost a jamming rock-gone-disco approach to a few of the best numbers – thanks to a strong use of heavy guitars and keyboards, and a real rock-like phrasing at times. All tracks are longish, with TK-styled breakdowns on the better tunes – and lead vocals are handled by Sylvia Mason. Titles include "Souvenirs", "Kechack Fantasy", "Eastern Trip", "Let's Fly Away", "Golden Eldorado", and "Gone With The Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe WilliamsSentimental & Melancholy ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
An overlooked gems from the great Joe Williams – an excellent side featuring him singing in a classier and more laidback style than usual! Gone are the easy swinging blues of the Basie years, and in their place are a set of round, warm, and mellow tones that we really love – a genre-crossing style of vocals that could have easily put Joe up there in the ranks of some of the pop greats of the late 50s. Part of the credit goes to arranger Jimmy Jones – who's giving Joe some of the best backings of his career, in a mode that's similar to Jimmy's work with female singers of the period. But Joe's the real hero here, as he shifts his style amazingly, to incredibly sensitive renditions of tunes that include "For All We Know", "Love Is The Sweetest Thing", "Day By Day", "Just As Though You Were Here", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Did I Remember", "Just Plain Lonesome", and "Stay As Sweet As You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, light surface wear and aging on the back.)

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 3 – 1966/1967 – Finally Together ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
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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✨✧ Walter Bishop JrSpeak Low ... CD
Jazztime/Muzak (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare early date as a leader from pianist Walter Bishop Jr – cut for a tiny east coast label that folded almost as soon as the record was issued – but a date that's gone onto great fame over the years, thanks to circulation in a few different formats! Bishop's got a really maturing approach here – as sharp as his work from the bop years, but with a deeper sense of tone and color too – occasional lyrical moments that get great shading from the bass of Jimmy Garrison and drums of GT Hogan – both players who make the album really something special – a real cut above the usual trio session. In that manner, the record features two tunes that run for nearly 10 minutes each – opening up in that reflectively soulful mode that Bish would be known much more for in later years – and titles include "Speak Low", "Milestones", "Green Dolphin Street", and "Blues In The Closet". CD features three bonus alternate takes too! CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireOriginal Album Classics (That's The Way Of The World/Gratitude/Spirit/All N All/I Am/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used 5 CD's ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Five classic albums from Earth Wind & Fire – all packaged together in cool LP-styled sleeves – with some great bonus tracks too! First up is That's The Way Of The World – Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – and titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is enough to confirm that! Titles include their classic version of Skip Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love", plus the mellow jams "Yearnin' Learnin'" and "Reasons", the funky "Shining Star", and a great cover of "Sun Goddess", which was also done by Ramsey Lewis with the group. Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their energy towards a wider audience that showed their influence for years! Titles include the instrumentals "Biyo" and "Departure", plus the vocal tracks "Earth Wind & Fire","Burnin Bush", "Spirit", "Imagination", and "Getaway", all produced to perfection by Maurice White and Charles Stepney! All N All is a stellar blend of jazz, funk, and soul, all done in that perfect style they'd hit by the mid 70s. And even though this one was a monster album, of the type that you see in everyone's record collection from the time, it's still got a freshness that we always forget about – and lots of nice twists and turns that show that the band hadn't lost their more sophisticated roots. Case in point is the wonderful "Brazilian Rhyme", a short little groover that you'll instantly recognize as a sample from the first Tribe Called Quest album. Other tracks include "Jupiter", "In The Marketplace", "Magic Mind", "Runnin", "Be Ever Wonderful", and "Serpentine Fire". I Am is a megahit album from Earth Wind & Fire – a record that spawned 2 of their biggest numbers ever – the mellow classic "After The Love Has Gone", and the club classic "Boogie Wonderland"! The rest of the album is equally great to follow in the strength of those two numbers – and like always for EWF, even when the group's hitting the charts big, they're still righteous as can be – with lots of great undercurrents that reflect their earlier years in jazzier styles! Other titles include "Star", "Wait", "You & I", "In The Stone", and "Can't Let Go". Plus, this set also features bonus tracks on the Gratitude, Spirit, and I Am albums too! CD

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jack McDuffScreamin' ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real killer from Brother Jack McDuff – one of his first truly great albums, and a record that has him breaking from the sleepier R&B organ sound of the 50s – into the leaner, cleaner mode of the 60s! The album's one of the first to have him playing with the incredible drummer Joe Dukes – who gives the grooves plenty of weird twists and turns – that trademark McDuff approach to rhythm that would really set him apart from other organ players. The rest of the group features Leo Wright on alto sax and Kenny Burrell on guitar – both great players here, and not always heard with Jack. Titles include an early take on "Soulful Drums", plus the cuts "After Hours", "Screamin", and "He's A Real Gone Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Near Mint- 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
(Early 90s pressing.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop (180 gram blue & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... 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
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ Stephanie MillsHome ... CD
MCA, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Something In The Way", "Home", "Real Love", "Comfort Of A Man", "Fast Talk", "Good Girl Gone Bad", and "Ain't No Cookin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousPsychedelic Scene (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Decca (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Tripped-out genius from the end of the 60s – an assortment of great work from the UK Decca label, most of it unfamiliar to our ears until this set! Guitars are definitely out front in the mix, and the work marks the shift from tighter, modder London styles, into a darker and headier sound developed in the years after the summer of love. The depth of work here is really amazing – and goes way past any side of the late 60s you may know from classic rock radio or reissues in the US – and even the few familiar names on the package are represented by tunes we hadn't heard of, and which are a real treat! Notes are great, package looks excellent, and the CD's overflowing with great work – 25 titles that include "Nite Is Comin" by Warm Sounds, "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" by The Plague, "Gone Is The Sad Man" by Timebox, "Vacuum Cleaner" by Tintern Abbey, "Shades Of Orange" by The End, "Baby I Need You" by Curiousity Shop, "Turn Into Earth" by Al Stewart, "Woodstock" by Turquoise, "Colour Of My Mind" by The Attack, and "14 Hour Technicolour Dream" by The Syn. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Grace JonesDisco Years (Portfolio/Fame/Muse/bonus tracks) (4LP 180 gram vinyl set – with bonus download) ... LP
Island (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
Some of the biggest moments of Grace Jones' career – the records that really helped her cross over big as a singer, and find a great home on the dancefloors of the disco generation! First up is the album Portfolio – a landmark little record from Grace Jones – a set that started off as one of those "hey, let's see if this model can sing" sort of records – but which has gone onto become an enduring classic! Most of the tunes are older ones, but they're remade with a soaring Sigma Sound groove by the best in Philly – taking sometimes-cloying lyrics and pushing them into hipper disco territory for the 70s – all with that odd wink and subtle sense of irony that would emerge more clearly in Jones' later records. Tom Moulton produced and mixed, and titles include "I Need A Man", "La Vie En Rose", "Sorry", "Tomorrow", "What I Did For Love", and "Send In The Clowns". Fame is a classic disco stormer from Grace Jones – recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis – and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s – a record that works both on the quirky levels of her early rise to fame, and on the more soulful expectations mainstream clubgoers had at the time – a beautiful balance that owes plenty to the input from Davis and Moulton! Titles include "Do Or Die", "Pride", "Fame", "Below The Belt", and "Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City". Muse has Grace Jones still riding high on a disco wave here, but also finding her own space and sound too! The mighty Tom Moulton produced, ensuring some great sound for the set – and arrangements are by Thor Baldursson and John Davis, both of whom bring in nice sense of fullness, but never smother Grace too much – a key factor, given that her vocal approach is often a bit more restrained than some of the other disco divas of the time. There's less covers here than before, and Grace herself even penned some of the tunes. Titles include "Suffer", "Sinning", "Saved", "Atlantic City Gambler", "On Your Knees", and "Don't Mess With The Messer". Box set also features a full bonus album of all the rare mixes from singles – including "Sorry (disco mix)", "That's The Trouble (disco mix)", "I Need A Man (disco mix)", "La Vie En Rose (7" mix)", "Do Or Die (12" disco)", "Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'Envole (12" disco)", "On Your Knees (12" disco)", and "Don't Mess With The Messer (12" version)". Also features a booklet of notes, new mastering, 180 gram vinyl, and a great box! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ OutsidersCQ (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/RPM (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Freddy ColeMy Mood Is You ... CD
High Note, 2018. Used ... 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
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available My Mood Is You ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Linda JonesPrecious – The Anthology 1963 to 1972 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The best-ever collection we've ever seen to focus on the work of Linda Jones – one of our favorite female soul singers of the late 60s, but an artist who never fully hit the fame she deserved! Linda's got a hell of a voice – a sense of positive power that really stands out, right from the start – and even on the earliest material here, she's singing in a deep soul style that's stronger than most of her contemporaries – a mode that she'd only inflect with more emotion and sophistication as the 70s approached – where she cut some stunning sides for the Turbo/All-Platinum label! Those great cuts are here, alongside other gems from the Neptune, Cub, Blue Cat, Atco, and Loma labels – in a set that blows away some of the shoddier, cheaper collections of Jones material – especially the early 70s tracks. There's lots of material on here that wasn't on the Atco/Loma collection by Real Gone – only 7 of these 24 tracks are from that time – and titles include "That's When I'll Stop Loving You", "Stay With Me Forever", "Behold", "If Only We Had Met Sooner", "I Do", "Lonely Teardrops", "Your Precious Love", "Not On The Outside", "I Can't Make It Alone", "Can You Blame Me", "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", "Ooh Baby You Move Me", and "I'm So Glad I Found You" – which is a duet with The Whatnauts! CD
 
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✨✧ John Carter & Bobby BradfordMosaic Select – The Complete Revelation Sessions (Revelation/Secrets/unreleased material) (3CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Revelation, 1969/1971/1972/1979. Used 3 CDs ... $64.99
An amazing collection of music – some of the hippest jazz to ever come out of the west coast scene, and a legendary pairing of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and saxophonist John Carter! Both players have really gone onto leave their mark in later years – but honestly, they almost reached the peak of their powers with these incredible early recordings – beautifully bracing modern jazz, of a sort that somewhat follows an Ornette Coleman lineage, but which also opens up into the new spirituality that was hitting the LA scene in the post-Coltrane years – almost a bridge between the Coleman/Dolphy generation, and the later Nimbus scene that would rise in the west! The music here is stark, simple, and quite organic – yet has an energy that's all its own – an amazing progression of rhythms and horn sounds, wrapped together beautifully through a killer set of original compositions. Carter plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute; Bradford is on trumpet, and rhythm players include Nate Morgan and Bill Henderson on piano, Henry Franklin and Louis Spears on bass, and Bruz Freeman and Leon Ndugu Chancler on drums. The set brings together material originally issued on the Seeking and Secrets albums for the Revelation label – but then also features lots more previously unreleased tracks – making the set more than 50% new material! Most titles are of the 1969/Early 70s vintage of the Revelation albums – but the set also features some beautiful 1979 duets between Carter and Bradford, with no other instrumentation at all. 22 tracks in all – and an instant treasure! CD
(Out of print, limited edition of 5000 – in great shape!)

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Jazz ConventionUp Up With The Jazz Convention ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1997. Used ... $12.99
An overlooked gem from the early years of Schema Records – a straight jazz set that crackles with classic modal energy! The group's really a great one – and features some tremendous trumpet from Fabrizio Bosso – plus trombone from Gianluca Petrella, piano from Stefano Bollani, and saxes from Gaetano Partipilo – mostly all players who've really gone on to make a name for themselves after this set! There's a really classic feel here – somewhere between the Italian jazz of the Basso/Valdambrini group, and some of the best hardbop on Saba/MPS. The group falls into none of the cliches that you might expect – quite a surprise at the mid 90s time of the session, but a bit more common in today's club jazz era – and the production here is wonderful too, just right for the 60s feel of the record. Titles include "Mr. Kenyatta", "Argento D'Africa", "Unit 7", "Mira", and "Modal Convention". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy TateBuddy & His Buddies ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A nice bit of an American comeback set for Buddy Tate – although he'd never really "gone away", thanks to a good crop of European recordings in the earlier part of the 70s! The set's got Buddy leading a group of "buddies" that includes Roy Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet, Mary Lou Williams, and Milt Hinton – all working in a loose swinging mode that has lots of the Verve-revival styles of Pablo work of the 70s. Tracks are long, and a bit jam sessiony – and titles include "When I'm Blue", "Rockaway", "Medi 2", and "Paris Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the bottom corners.)

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✨✧ Sunburst BandUntil The End Of Time Presented By Joey Negro (4LP Box Set) ... LP
Z Records (UK), 2004. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soaring batch of boogie from the Sunburst Band – the group's long-awaited second album, and just as incredible as the first! Dave Lee's really gone all out for this session – dipping back into his classic references to feature vocals by older club singers that include Norma Jean and Lucy Martin of Chic, Taka Boom, and even Linda Clifford – while still getting the group to groove in that instant-classic blend of clubby rhythms and jazzy riffs! The sound is incredible – like finding some lost indie disco album from the end of the 70s – steeped in soulful production, and coming across as a stone winner on every single track! Imagine the excitement you felt when you first heard Incognito – and at that, you've only got a small bit of the sound! Titles include "Twinkle", "We Will Turn You On", "Until The End Of Time", "Fly Away (parts 1 & 2)", "Far Beyond", and "Just Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
 
 
 



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