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Stan GetzComplete Roost Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
Roost/Blue Note, Early 50s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Essential early work by Stan – a 3 CD collection of his early 50s recordings for the Roost label, either under his own name and group, or with guitarist Johnny Smith. The Smith sides only make up a very small portion of the package – as most of the work are by Getz's quartet or quintet, the groundbreaking assemblage that featured Jimmy Raney on guitar, whose icy clear tone was a perfect counterpart for Getz's sweet breathy work on the tenor. The quality of the material is really great – and the package does a great job of presenting the work freshly, without an overload of alternate takes or tunes you don't want to hear. There's a total of 59 tracks in all – and titles include "Potter's Luck", "Tenderly", "Budo", "Signal", "Fools Rush In", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Yvette", "Melody Express", "Split Kick", "Hershey Bar", and "Penny". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz On Roost Vol 2 – Split Kick ... LP
Roost (Japan), 1951/1952. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the greatest early albums by Stan Getz – graced by a famous cover that has Stan drinking a glass of milk – which was a real in-joke if you knew his habits at the time! Horace Silver is on piano on most tracks, but a bit more restrained than on his Blue Note sides, although still mighty nice – and other players include Duke Jordan on piano on some other tracks, plus Jimmy Raney on guitar – lending his instrument to Getz, and really helping Stan find that key early blend of his tenor with guitar – a sound that was quite groundbreaking for him in the 50s! Titles include "Split Kick", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "The Best Thing For You", "Potter's Luck, "Fools Rush In", "On The Alamo", and "Penny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, with obi – SGD 76)

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Charlie ParkerBird At The Roost – The Savoy Years Vol 2 ... CD
Savoy, 1948/1949. Used ... $4.99 8.99
Famous radio recordings of the legendary Charlie Parker – captured at the Royal Roost nightclub in the late 40s – blasting out with incredible power over the airwaves in the New York scene! The presentation of the material here includes bits of announcer patter – mostly from Symphony Sid, who's really one of those guys that you've gotta hear to believe – a surprisingly wonderful combination with Bird's famous alto sax – presented here in a milieu that really lets you hear the raw power of both Parker's music and the way in which he was put forward to audiences at the time! This second volume features work by Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Al Haig on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and there's a slightly larger group on a few numbers too. Titles include "White Christmas", "Little Willie Leaps", "Half Nelson", "Ornithology", "Cheryl", and "On A Slow Boat To China". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellComplete Blue Note & Roost Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A wealth of classic work from Bud Powell – his complete recordings for both the Blue Note and Roost label – served up in a mighty 4CD set! The package begins with early 78rpm sides from the late 40s, then moves into material from full albums in the 50s – and ends with one track from 1963. As with most Powell recordings from the time, much of the material is recorded with a trio – players like Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, or Curley Russell on bass – and drummers who include Art Taylor, Max Roach, and Roy Haynes. A few sides feature added horns from Fats Navarro on trumpet and Sonny Rollins on tenor – and the set features a total of 75 tracks in all, plus a 40 page booklet of notes. CD
(Box has light wear.)

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Johnny SmithComplete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions (DISCS 3 & 4 ONLY) ... CD
Roost/Mosaic, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99 14.99
Loads of material from this early jazz guitar genius – early 78rpm tracks, plus material from albums htat include Jazz At NBC, In A Mellow Mood, In A Sentimental Mood, Plays Jimmy Van Heusen, Solos By The Johnny Smith Quaret, Moonlight In Vermont, Moods Moods Moods, New Johnny Smith Quartet, Johnny Smith Foursome, Flower Drum Song, Easy Listening, Johnny Smith Favorites, Designed For You, Johnny Smith Plus The Trio, Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar, Man With The Blue Guitar, and Reminiscing. CD
(DISCS 3 & 4 ONLY.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird At The Roost – The Savoy Years Vol 3 ... CD
Savoy, 1949. Used ... Out Of Stock
Famous radio recordings of the legendary Charlie Parker – captured at the Royal Roost nightclub in the late 40s – blasting out with incredible power over the airwaves in the New York scene! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Tony Aless with Seldon PowellTony Aless & His Long Island Suite ... LP
Roost, 1955. Very Good ... $33.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Tony Aless – an unsung hero of the big band years, especially in the Woody Herman group – and a great arranger too! This set's an all-original outing – a suite of tracks dedicated to Long Island, and played by a very hip group that has tenorist Seldon Powell in the lead – serving up work that's every bit as great here as on his own albums for Roost from the time! The record's got a slightly largish group – a tentet that's stuffed with great players – including Billy Bauer on guitar, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all modernists who really bring in the sound you'd expect. Titles include "Fire Island", "Valley Stream", "Levittown", and "Massapequa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing with deep groove! Cover has just a hint of seam splitting on the top seam, and label has a sticker on one side – but this is a nice clean copy overall.)

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Stan Getz & Johnny SmithMoonlight In Vermont ... LP
Roost/Vogue (France), Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99 16.99
An album titled after a famous Johnny Smith album for Roost, but one that features material recorded for that label by both guitarist Smith and tenorist Stan Getz! Some tracks Getz in small combos with Al Haig and Horace Silver on piano, and with the Swedish All Stars – then the record moves on to feature a number of cuts where Smith and Getz play together – before moving into some trio material by Johnny too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry GibbsEl Latino! ... LP
Roost, 1964. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Lively set of Latin vibes tracks by Terry Gibbs, with assistance by Willie Bobo, and a sound that's similar to some of the stuff on Roost's sister label Tico. Gibbs is shooting for sort of a Cal Tjader sound here, but the groove is a little more New York Latin. Titles include "El Reigo", "Our Day Will Come", "Happy Baby", and "Kick Those Feet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has clear tape on top, light edge wear.)

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Seldon PowellSeldon Powell Plays (Japanese pressing) ... CD
EMI/Roost (Japan), 1956. Used ... $14.99
Great work from one of our favorite reedmen of the 50s! Seldon Powell is one of the all-time tenor greats, but on most of the recordings he made, he's always buried in the mix, or hidden in the credits behind the name of a famous bandleader. However, on this album, one of the few made under his own name, his tenor gets front row placement, and is set in a nice small ensemble that gives him lots of room to solo. The tracks are a bit short, and mostly swing oriented, but Seldon's rich tenor sound is all his own. This is probably one of the hardest of his albums to find, and should not be confused with the Seldon Powell Sextet LP, also on Roost. This one's got a beige cover, and includes the tracks "Go First Class", "Count Fleet", "Swingsville, Ohio", and "Summertime". CD
(Out of print.)

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Seldon Powell SextetSeldon Powell Sextet ... LP
Roost, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99 24.99
An excellent sextet session by the great Seldon Powell – one of the late 20th century's best reed talents, but a player who's so often lost in larger bands – which is why it's especially nice to hear him grooving in a small combo set like this! The sound is incredibly soulful, at a level that makes the album one of Powell's best of the time – with a depth and clarity that's missing from a few of the others, and a tremendous focus that lets his brilliant work on tenor come out full strength! The group is a sextet, and players include Freddie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, and Osie Johnson. Tracks are short, but the material gives Seldon plenty of room to solo openly, and with a simply sublime tone on titles that include "11th Hour Blues", "Biscuit For Duncan", "Button Nose", and "Lolly Gag". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Spanish reissue. A nice copy!)

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Johnny SmithDesigned For You ... LP
Roost, 1959. Very Good ... $4.99
Johnny Smith really helped bring the sound of jazz guitar to a huge audience in the 50s – and an album like this is a perfect demonstration of his subtle genius on the instrument! At a time when so many others were working the guitar with a hard-edged sound, Smith moves into territory that's even more careful and precise – really making the most of the amplification on the strings, so that his touch can be gentle, but very pointed – allowing for lots of space between the notes, in a way that makes each of them mean even more than they might if strung together in a flurry. The group's a trio – with the bass and drums really giving Johnny a lot of room – and titles include "Three Little Words", "I'll Remember Clifford", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Autumn Leaves", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "Mood Indigo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with a 2 inch center split in the bottom seam.)

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Johnny SmithJohnny Smith Quartet ... LP
Roost, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sublime guitar work from the great Johnny Smith – a musician who was years ahead of his time, and influenced a generation with his clean, clear tone on the instrument! Smith's in a perfect setting here – a Roost label quartet date that includes Bob Pancost on piano, George Roumanis on bass, and Mousie Alexander on drums – a very understated group that really lets Johnny's wonderful tones and colors stand strongly out front! Titles include "0500 Blues", "Old Girl", "Tired Blood", "Un Poco Loco", and "More Bass". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Royal Roost pressing. Cover has split seams, some surface wear and aging, and small names in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Johnny SmithSound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar ... LP
Roost, 1960. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The Johnny Smith sound is a wonderful one – not just the sound that he makes with his groundbreaking work on the strings of the guitar, but also the way he records the instrument – which set a new standard in jazz guitar albums, and also helped pave the way for countless generations to come! A date like this is a great example of the standard-setting work that Smith was able to give us in his prime – and the approach slightly updates the Smith guitar sound of the early 50s – clarifying it a bit, but still keeping that great tone right out front – with a group that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Ed Shaughnessey on drums. Titles include "Misty", "Embraceable You", "Blues Chorale", "Prelude", "As Long As There's Music", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a peeled spot from price sticker removal and a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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Sonny StittLittle Bit Of Stitt (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1959. Used ... $12.99
A little bit of Stitt is always a great thing – especially when Sonny's playing this well! The album's a killer from Stitt's Roost years – a time when the player was really stepping ahead of the pack – moving past anyone's easy categorizations of his playing – and into territory that's completely Stitt-like overall! Sure, there's some roots of older jazz traditions – but Sonny manages to make the whole thing uniquely his own – hitting these moments that are crisp and modern, yet soulful and personal at the same time – really sparkling with work from a quartet that features Jimmy Jones on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The solos are mind blowing – and titles include "Laura", "JB Blues", "After The Late Late Show", "For All We Know", and "Star Eyes". Features two bonus alternate takes too! CD
(Out of print, SHM-CD pressing, includes obi. Sealed.)

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Sonny StittSaxophones Of Sonny Stitt ... CD
Roost (Japan), 1958. Used ... $11.99
Magical Stitt work on Roost – an album of marked understatement, from the simple title, standard cover, and lack of session details on the back – all of which might make you think "oh yeah, heard this one before." But one drop of the needle opens the album up immediately – grabbing your ears, and saying "man, this is what Stitt's all about – and if you think you've heard it before, you haven't!" There's nothing fancy here, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing, either – as Sonny on sax is more than enough to make the whole thing take off from the very first note – blowing in that majestically confident style used during his years at Roost, an extremely inventive solo mode that takes on almost Rollins-like proportions at times. Tunes include "Wind Up", "Them There Eyes", "Foot Tapper", "Happy Faces", "In A Little Spanish Town", and "Back In Your Own Back Yard". CD
(Sealed 2011 Japanese pressing.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1955. Used ... $11.99 14.99
One of Sonny Stitt's amazing albums for Roost – a record with a beautifully mature conception of bop soloing, and a totally confident tone throughout! There's an understated brilliance here that's nearly impossible to describe in words – a sense of placement, timing, and phrasing that's really impeccable – and handled with Stitt at a level that shows tremendous growth from his early years on Prestige! The group's a quintet, with Freddie Green on guitar and Hank Jones on piano – and titles include "Afterwards", "Biscuit Mix", "Blues For Bobby", and "The Nearness Of You". Great cover, too – with Stitt backlit against a smokey backdrop, blowing away easily. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyCome Swing With Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Roost (Japan), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by singer Beverly Kenny – a great 50s jazz vocalist who never got her due, but who managed to make some pretty fine records at the time! This album's one of them, and features backings from Ralph Burns – not as dark and moody as some of his other work of the 50s, and in a lightly, sprightly swinging style that really works well for Bev – often with a nice gentle swing that works well with the jazz modes of her vocals. Titles include "If I Were A Bell", "This Can't Be Love", "Give Me The Simple Life", "You Make Me Feel So Young", and "You Go To My Head". CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Johnny SmithPlays The Songbook Of Jimmy Van Heusen ... LP
Roost, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guitarist Johnny Smith plays the music of Jimmy Van Heusen – a composer whose understated approach is a perfect match for the subtle style of the stringman! The songs are mostly easygoing numbers, in a style that suits Johnny well – and allows him to open up those fluid tones and colors in just the right way. Backing is by a trio that features Bob Panecoast on piano, George Roumanis on bass, and Gerry Segal on drums – working with a vibe that matches the strength of Smith's other Roost sessions from the time – the kind of albums that helped redefine the role of the guitar in jazz during the postwar years. Titles include "Swinging On A Star", "Imagination", "Darn That Dream", "Nancy", "I Thought About You", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "But Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittStitt In Orbit ... LP
Roost, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Pure Sonny Stitt – and purely wonderful! Sonny plays nice and loud, nice and clear, and nice and strong with an unnamed combo that sits back and lets the bop master take the lead with some incredibly well-placed solos. Stitt's work by this time is always a treat – mixing soul jazz touches with boppish precision – and the result is a great batch of confident tracks like "Cornflakes", "No Cal", "Beware, Rocks Comin Down", and "Saganaw". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has light wear, a partially split bottom seam, a small peel spot and a name in marker on the back.)
 
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Count Basie featuring Jimmy RushingBasie's Basement ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 40s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Mister Roberts' Roost", "Seventh Avenue Express", "Sophisticated Swing", and "House Rent Boogie". CD
(2004 pressing.)

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99 29.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD

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Stan GetzComplete Recordings Of The Stan Getz Quintet With Jimmy Raney (DISC 1) ... CD
Verve/Mosaic, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
One of the first real moments of genius from the young Stan Getz – his collaboration with guitarist Jimmy Raney, whose sharp tone matched the rasp of Stan's tenor beautifully! The material's got a lot more edge than Stan's work with guitarist Johnny Smith – and this set features material recorded for Verve, Roost, and Prestige! CD
(Disc 3 from the Mosaic box set – DISC 3 ONLY!!!)

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Stan GetzEarly Stan ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A 60s album that collects earlier 10" sessions by Stan – one from 1949, and one from 1954! The 1949 sessions have Stan playing in a group with Terry Gibbs, Shorter Rogers, and George Wallington – on tunes that include "Michelle (parts 1 & 2)", "T&S", "Cuddles", and "Terry's Tune". The 1954 sessions are a bit more in the classic "Early Stan" mode – as they feature Getz working in a quintet with Jimmy Raney on guitar and Hall Overton on piano – very much in the Roost mode that first got Stan his fame, with that amazing tone really opening up on numbers that include "Motion", "Lee", "Signal", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and discoloration from age.)

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Stan Getz/Wardell Gray/Paul Quinichette/Zoot SimsRare Dawn Sessions ... CD
Dawn/Biograph, 1949/1956. Used ... $7.99
A motherlode of rare tenor work from the east coast bop scene – rare singles and album tracks recorded for the Dawn label! First up are 4 numbers done by Stan Getz in 1949 with a group that includes Al Haig and Jimmy Raney – on titles that include "Skull Buster", "Ante Room", "Pennies From Heaven", and "Poop Deck". The Getz edge is already very firmly in place on these sides, with a sound to match the quality of Stan's work for Prestige or Roost in the same era. Wardell Gray follows with 2 numbers – "It's The Talk Of The Town" and "In A Pinch" – both done with a similar group that includes Raney and Haig, also recorded in 1949. The scene then moves to 1956 – a big year of recording for the Dawn label – and features 2 tracks that have Paul Quinichette blowing with the Gene Roland group – "These Foolish Things" and "Along About This Time Of Year" (neither of which are on the other Quinichette Dawn/Biograph CD.) Last up is Zoot Sims – one of Dawn's strongest artists – heard here on 6 tracks from 1956, done with a group that includes Jerry Lloyd on trumpet – and including "Blues For The Month Of May", "The Big Stampede", "Jerry's Jaunt", and "I Should Care". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit ... CD
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A classic masterpiece from J Dilla – a record that set the tone for countless hip hop releases in years to come – but which still shows Jay Dee as one of the smartest, sharpest, most forward-thinking producers to rule the roost! The set's got some incredible live instrumentation – lots of funky drums from Karriem Riggins, and a wealth of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from Dwele – two artists brought along from the Detroit underground by Dilla, in a lineup that also includes work from Frank N Dank, Blu, Phat Kat, and Beej. The whole thing is fantastic, this amazing blend of instrumentals and vocal numbers that show that hip hop had plenty of new territory to open up in the 21st century – on titles that even include tributes to some key inspirations – like "African Rhythms" (Oneness of Juju), "Brazilian Groove" (Earth Wind & Fire), and "Think Twice" (Donald Byrd). The whole thing is classic – and other cuts include "Rico Suave Bossa Nova", "Shake It Down", "Give it Up", "The Clapper", and "Come Get It". CD

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit – Instrumentals ... CD
BBE (UK), 2001/2005. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A classic masterpiece from J Dilla – a record that set the tone for countless hip hop releases in years to come – but which still shows Jay Dee as one of the smartest, sharpest, most forward-thinking producers to rule the roost! The set's got some incredible live instrumentation – lots of funky drums from Karriem Riggins, and a wealth of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from Dwele – two artists brought along from the Detroit underground by Dilla. The whole thing is fantastic, this amazing blend of instrumentals and vocal numbers that show that hip hop had plenty of new territory to open up in the 21st century. This one returns the project to more of that pre-planned breakbeat feel. A stellar set, with lyrics, or without – one that laid the groundwork for Dilla's subsequent production aesthetic! Features great remakes of "African Rhythms" (Oneness of Juju), "Brazilian Groove" (Earth Wind & Fire), and "Think Twice" (Donald Byrd), plus the cuts "Y'all Ain't Ready", "Shake It Down", "Give it Up", "The Clapper", and "Come Get It", "Think Twice" and more! CD

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Sonny StittIn Style ... CD
Muse, 1981. Used ... $7.99
Plenty of style here – a great later date from Sonny Stitt – one of those near-perfect gems from the years when he had fallen far from the mainstream of jazz, but could still blow with some of the best! There's a simple, almost understated quality to the date that's really wonderful – especially for 1981 – a lineage that flows right back to Stitt's marvelous work for the Roost label, alongside which this record could stand proudly, with only a slight difference in production technique. Other players include Barry Harris on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "Western Style", "Yesterdays", "Eastern Style", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "The Good Life", and "Killing Me Softly". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Sonny StittNow! ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99 24.99
A tight swinger from Sonny Stitt – one of the standout 60s dates he recorded for the Impulse label, a place where he seemed to get even more care and focus in the studio! The record's got all the soulful swing of Stitt's classics for Roost, but also hits a slightly more lyrical groove at times too – and backing is by a trio that features Hank Jones on piano, Al Lucas on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Stitt himself plays a bit of alto alongside his tenor – and titles include "Lester Leaps In", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Estralita", "My Mother's Eyes", "Never Sh!", "Touchy", and "Surfin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Lester Leaps In". Cover has some surface wear, mostly in back with gloss separation, and some aging.)

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Sonny StittTune-Up! ... CD
Muse, 1972. Used ... $12.99
By this point in his career, Sonny hardly needed a tune up in his style – but the album's a great one from his post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". CD
(1993 CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
By this point in his career, Sonny hardly needed a tune up in his style – but the album's a great one from his post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some smudges in front, tiny split in the top seam, and a name in pen in back.)

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Sonny Stitt & Bennie GreenMy Main Man ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... $19.99 29.99
A lost little cooker from Stitt and Green – recorded at a time when they were working together briefly, with backing by a Chicago organ trio that includes Bobby Buster on Hammond, Jo Diorio on guitar, and Dorel Anderson on drums. Tracks are short and fierce, but it's clear that Stitt can groove in a "blow the jukebox out" kind of way when he's in the right company – but still show enough of the impeccable care that he did with his straighter jazz albums on Roost and Verve. Titles include "Let's Play Chess", "Double Dip", "My Main Man", and "Broilin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Lester YoungNewly Discovered Performances Vol 1 ... LP
ESP, 1948/1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Mid 70s issue of some rare sides by Lester Young – recorded as live broadcasts from the Royal Roost in 1948. The group on the set features Ted Kelly on trombone, Freddie Jefferson on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Jessie Drakes on trumpet, and you can hear a bit of Symphony Sid introducing the band. One other track features Allen Eager, Hank Jones, Kai Winding, and Ella Fitzgerald – and tracks include "Be Bop Boogie", "Lester Leaps In", "Just You Just Me", "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance", and "I Cover The Waterfront". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bumped corners and is bent a bit at the bottom right corner, with a small split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit – Instrumentals (limited edition repress) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic masterpiece from J Dilla – a record that set the tone for countless hip hop releases in years to come – but which still shows Jay Dee as one of the smartest, sharpest, most forward-thinking producers to rule the roost! The set's got some incredible live instrumentation – lots of funky drums from Karriem Riggins, and a wealth of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from Dwele – two artists brought along from the Detroit underground by Dilla. The whole thing is fantastic, this amazing blend of instrumentals and vocal numbers that show that hip hop had plenty of new territory to open up in the 21st century. This one returns the project to more of that pre-planned breakbeat feel. A stellar set, with lyrics, or without – one that laid the groundwork for Dilla's subsequent production aesthetic! Features great remakes of "African Rhythms" (Oneness of Juju), "Brazilian Groove" (Earth Wind & Fire), and "Think Twice" (Donald Byrd), plus the cuts "Y'all Ain't Ready", "Shake It Down", "Give it Up", "The Clapper", and "Come Get It", "Think Twice" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 2LP repress for its 10th Anniversary.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost – in terms of straight, strong, confident blowing – remarkably subtle, but also remarkably well-conceived, and proof that by the end of the 50s, Stitt had really matured greatly as a player – bringing so much to bear in very short space, and really coming up with imaginative solos in the process! The group's a quartet with Barry Harris on piano (although conflicting information also claims that it's Ramsey Lewis) – but Stitt's the main focus on this set, and for good reason – on titles that include "Jack Spratt", "Propapagoon", "This Is Always", "Everyone Does", and "Mr Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout grommet, split seams held with masking tape, some wear and aging, peeled spot from sticker removal at the top right corner, and a name in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up/Constellation – Endgame Brilliance ... CD
Cobblestone/32 Jazz, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 70s magic from Sonny Stitt – two albums recorded in 1972 for the Cobblestone label! First up is Tune Up – a great one from Stitt's post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". Constellation is all bop and all soul all the way through, and recorded with a tight quartet that features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums! The style's a bit like Sonny's work of the late 50s, but there's also a fluidity to the rhythm section that makes it a bit different too – a sound that's warm, open, and soulful – creating a space into which Stitt settles nicely and blows like mad. There's no gimmicks at all, just solid classic jazz skills – and titles include "Casbah", "Constellation", "By Accident", "Webb City", and "Topsy". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Meets Sadik Hakim ... LP
Progressive, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great later date from the legendary Sonny Stitt – and one recorded with the same soulful depth and laidback feel as his best 50s sessions for Roost or Verve! Sonny blows both alto and tenor sax here – and works in the warm company of Sadik Hakim, whose sharp tones on piano bring in a slight modern inflection to the record, but in subtle ways that still lets Stitt's vision strongly take the lead. Buster Williams handles the bass – with those deep tones of his we love so much, and which add a slight contemporary sense of expression to the album – and JR Mitchell rounds out the quartet on drums. Titles include "South Georgie Blues", "Fine & Dandy", "Round Midnight", "Christopher Street Jump", and "Little Girl Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan GetzEarly Stan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1949/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
A 60s album that collects earlier 10" sessions by Stan – one from 1949, and one from 1954! The 1949 sessions have Stan playing in a group with Terry Gibbs, Shorter Rogers, and George Wallington – on tunes that include "Michelle (parts 1 & 2)", "T&S", "Cuddles", and "Terry's Tune". The 1954 sessions are a bit more in the classic "Early Stan" mode – as they feature Getz working in a quintet with Jimmy Raney on guitar and Hall Overton on piano – very much in the Roost mode that first got Stan his fame, with that amazing tone really opening up on numbers that include "Motion", "Lee", "Signal", and "Round Midnight". CD features 4 bonus alternate tracks too! CD
(Early 90s OJC pressing.)
Also available Early Stan ... LP 14.99
 
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Atomic RoosterMade In England ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and is lightly bent at the bottom of the spine.)

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Nappy Brown & The RoostersI Done Got Over ... CD
Stockholm, 1983. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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DaywinsRooster Reel/Heartbeat ... 7-inch
Arwin, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Otis ClaySoul Man – Live In Japan ... LP
Rooster, 1985. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Otis Clay recorded live in Japan – working before a very appreciative audience, and hitting grooves that are right up there with his best 70s work on Hi Records! The sound is a bit looser than Hi – which is a nice change – and Clay's really in command on the set, leading the group with a strong sense of personality, and serving up great vocals with a strong deep soul feel. The grooves are filled with classic Memphis soul moments – and titles titles include "Hard Working Woman", "Ellie", "Trying To Live My Life Without You", "His Precious Love", "Love & Happiness", "Here I Am Baby", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small corner cut.)

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Sam CookePortrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 ... CD
Abkco, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
A massive collection of work by the great Sam Cooke – featuring 30 tunes in all, and spanning the range of his full career – from his early roots in gospel music, to the incredibly powerful soul tunes he cut shortly before his untimely death. The set's got most everything you'd ever want to hear if you're looking for an overview of Sam's work – with titles that include "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Another Saturday Night", "Good Times", "Having A Party", "Sugar Dumpling", "Ain't That Good News", "Nothing Can Change This Love", "Little Red Rooster", "I'll Come Running Back To You", "What A Wonderful World", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Summertime", and "Only Sixteen". CD
(DSD pressing!)

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Willie DixonI Am The Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A long-overdue recognition of the blues contributions of Willie Dixon – a set that pulls him out of the indie ghetto and pushes him firmly into the mainstream with this key release on Columbia Records! Yet despite that placement, the style is nicely down home – a strong recreation of older Chicago blues modes by producer Abner Spector – one that has Willie singing versions of his classic tunes like "Back Door Man", "The Seventh Son", "Little Red Rooster", "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", and "The Same Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with 70s labels – PC 9987. Cover has light wear.)

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DoNormaalThird Daughter ... LP
Crane City, 2018. Sealed ... $11.99
Seriously distinctive, certain to stand the test of time underground hip hop from Seattle's DoNormaal! There's something almost fiercely contemporary in the sounds, rhymes and style on Third Daughter – not that it hews to current trends, just that it doesn't lean on past sounds and styles in anyway. The producers build the sound for her voice and vision really well, pairing her sometimes confessional, sometimes cryptic, sometimes disarmingly childlike lyricism and varied flow to varied beats, bass and bits of melody to suit. It's also nice showcase for a diverse crew of producers including Brakebill, TMLO, Jack City, Fish Narc, Joe Valley, Joel, Mario Casalini, Wolftone and Bobby Davis – and tracks include "Fraught", "Ego Slave", "Emotional", "Okie Doke", "Gold Rooster", "Lyf So", "Heat Lullaby", "My Teacher" feat Raven Hollywood, "Buckle", "Magic DoNormaal", "Revenge", "Take A Walk", "Don't Make Me Wait" Wolftone, "Ur Side", "Grieves" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Duane EddyTwenty Terrific Twangies/Water Skiing ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 19.99
Two different albums on one CD – both of which are full of the legendary guitar work that made Duane Eddy huge in the early 60s! First up is Twenty Terrific Twangies – a UK collection that brings together some of the best early RCA material by Eddy – a good deal of which was handled by superproucer Lee Hazlewood – whose work with Duane predated his hits with Nancy Sinatra! Some cuts have vocals, most are instrumental – and titles include "The Feud", "Stretchin Out", "Guitar Man", "Country Twist", "Mirriam", "The Last Dance", "Twangsville", "Jerky Jalopy", "Boss Guitar", and "Rebel Rouser". On Water Skiing, Duane's twangy guitar sound is applied to the water skiing scene, in what was probably an attempt to establish a new trend away from surf or hot rod instrumentals. The sound, however, is very much in the surf/hot rod style – with lots of groovy "twang" out front, and zippy backgrounds that have a swinging sound to them. Titles include "Water Skiing", "Rooster Tail", "In Gear", "Jumping The Wake", "Banana Peels", and "Toe Hold Slide Slide". CD

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Slim GaillardSlim Gaillard Trio – Dot Sessions (aka Slim Gaillard Rides Again) ... LP
Dot/MCA, 1959. Near Mint- ... $1.99 4.99
Some of the best material Slim Gaillard ever recorded! Although he's best known for his Verve work, and for his early 40s sessions in LA – these 1959 recordings for Dot have Slim hitting a groove that's far tighter than usual, with a better jazz influence, and a much freer approach to singing than his usual stock style. There's a wonderful version of "How High The Moon" that's got crazy guitar, and wild lyrics from Slim about life on the moon. Other nice cuts include "Tall And Slim", "Take The A Train", "Slim's Cee", "Lady Be Good", and "Rooster Rock". If you've ever wondered why people think Slim is so great, check this one out – and you'll flip! LP, Vinyl record album

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Howlin WolfLondon Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Elemental (Spain), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit of harmonica and guitar as well – and other artists include Steve Winwood on piano and organ, Eric Clapton on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, and Charlie Watts on drums – all players who are respectful of the original bluesy sound of Chess, and who clearly dig the opportunity to show off their chops in the setting. Titles include "I Ain't Superstitious", "Poor Boy", "Do The Do", "Red Rooster", "Built For Comfort", "What A Woman", "Highway 49", "Who's Been Talking", and "Rocking Daddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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Miriam MakebaVoice Of Africa ... LP
RCA, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99 11.99
A great little early album from Miriam Makeba – featuring trumpet and arrangements by Hugh Masekela, with backings by a small combo that give her a nice South African groove. Most of the tracks retain Miriam's early folksy style – with roosty vocals grooving around some nice jaunty rhythms. Titles include "Nomthini", "Langa More", "Tuson", "Qhude", "Mayibuye", and "Le Fleuve". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging and and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Rolling StonesLove You Live ... CD
Polydor, 1977. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A double-length live set – with cuts that include "Sympathy For The Devil", "Around & Around", "Crackin Up", "Little Red Rooster", "It's Only Rock N Roll", "Mannish Boy", "Tumbling Dice", and "If You Can't Rock Me". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Christian ScottChristian Atunde Adjuah ... CD
Concord, 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A great step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott – a set that really delivers all the promise we've always seen in his music – and really pushes things into rich new territory too! The title and cover look rootsy, but the rhythms are really futuristic – soaring, spiraling bass, drums, and piano – plus Fender Rhodes too – used in these unbridled ways that are almost to Scott's career what Bitches Brew was to Miles Davis! Yet that's also not to say that this double-length set is any sort of Bitches copycat either – as Scott's inspirations are a lot different, and the tunes are sometimes nicely compact – able to deliver a lot with just a little, all while still setting his horn free much more than before. Titles include "New New Orleans", "Who They Wish I Was", "Spy Boy/Flag Boy", "Dred Scott", "Danzinger", "Jihad Joe", "Cara", "Red Rooster", "Liar Liar", and "I Do". CD

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Mavis StaplesYou Are Not Alone ... CD
Anti, 2010. Used ... $5.99
A rawly beautiful set from Mavis Staples – produced by Jeff Tweedy, and we think it's her best of the past decade! There's a roomy, lived in vibe that's achingly effective on this one – the core group is her road band, with additional players including Tweedy, Patrick Sansone, Mark Greenberg, Richard Parenti, and the angelic backing vocals of Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor. Includes a pair of new originals written for Mavis by Jeff Tweedy – the soulful and spirited "You Are Not Alone" and the sly, swaggery "Only The Lord Knows" – plus roosty soul reworkings of traditionals "In Christ There Is No East Or West", "Creep Along Moses" and "Wonderful Savoir", the Roebuck Staples gems "Don't Knock" and "Downward Road, Allen Toussaint's "Last Train", the Rev. Gary Davis penned "I Belong To The Band" and more. CD

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VariousBlowing Free – Underground & Progessive Sounds Of 1972 (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 51.99
A great illustration of the sorts of qualities that always made the British scene so interesting over the years – as even in the big year of hits that was 1972, these groups still had a way of coming up with all sorts of interesting modes and really fresh styles – maturing the earlier experiments of prog rock, going for some continued inventiveness in more edgey groups, and furthering a new generation of songwriting that took things way past too-familiar pop themes! The depth of music here is really great – and although the set features a few bigger names, they're easily matched with a number of groups who never charted on our side of the Atlantic, and who were really part of the record-buying cognoscenti on both sides of the ocean – represented here by the kind of album nuggets that really pushed this generation past singles and 45s! As with other Esoteric packages in this series, the choice of cuts is great – never too familiar, but also never too obscure for obscure's sake – as the 55 track package moves through work by Khan, Bombadil, Pretty Things, Ten Years After, Skin Alley, Rare Bird, Edgar Broughton Band, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Barclay James Harvest, Mellow Candle, Van Der Graaf Generator, Help Yourself, Matching Mole, Bond & Brown, Vinegar Joe, Nektar, Family, Free, and others! CD

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VariousBreakthrough – The Underground Sounds Of 1971 (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99 51.99
British music breaking through – served up here in a set of sounds that really reflect the massive musical year of 1971! As you might guess from the "underground" in the title, the collection's a bit one-sided – as it's not out to document the hits of the time, but instead the work that was bubbling under and having such a huge impact on the world – even if some of these artists never saw the fame they deserved, or were a few years away from bigger success with the tracks on the set! The package is heavy on work from the psych-into-prog years – much of which never falls into the excesses of either – and there's also a few hard rockers, some jazzier bits, and lots more surprises along the way – served up in a set list of 52 tracks by artists who include Keef Hartley, Jade Warrior, Pink Fairies, Procol Harum, Family, Samurai, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Nucleus, Yes, Status Quo, Cressida, BB Blunder, Beggars Opera, Pretty Things, Spring, Hawkwind, Audience, Atomic Rooster, Patto, Caravan, John Martyn, Peter Hammill, and many others. CD

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VariousEaster Parade – 29 Easter Eggs For Your Springtime Basket ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 11.99
Don't think "Easter", think "groovy springtime" instead – as the tracks here are a great assortment of postwar numbers that conjure up the spirit of spring – some with bunny-themed lyrics, but others with a range of very cool styles! As with other Bear Family collections like this, the music is from a variety of sources – mostly 50s pop, rock, country, and vocal numbers – plus some instrumentals as well – served up in a playful way that really fits the spirit of the cover on the package! The set's overflowing with surprises throughout – and titles include "Suddenly It's Spring" by Chris Connor, "My Chocolate Rabbit" by Beverly Blunt, "Spring Fever" by Ernie Freeman, "Let's Do It" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Chicken Sax" by Rex & The Minors, "Chicken In The Basket" by Billy Bland, "Egbert The Easter Egg" by Betty Clooney & The Sandpipers, "Chicken Necks" by Don & Juan, "The Rooster" by Chuck Higgins, "Something To Do With Spring" by Noel Coward, "Spring Idyll" by Cedric Dumont, "Pickin The Chicken" by Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant, "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year" by Jeri Southern, "In The Spring Of The Year" by Joe Graydon with Four Hits & A Miss, and "Don't You Go Chicken" by Rudy Preston. CD

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VariousLeft Behind – 13 Black & White Rockers From The Felsted Vaults (10 inch yellow vinyl LP & CD) ... LP
Felsted/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 10 inch LP & CD ... $34.99 46.99
A totally wonderful package, and one that offers a deep dip into the surprisingly strong rock and roll side of the Felsted label! Felsted is best known as the home to pop hits, jazz artists, and easy listening records – but the company also managed to record some killer singles in the early years of rock and roll – most of which we'd never heard before this fantastic set! The package is as cool as the music itself – a perfect presentation of raw rockers that has 13 tracks on a 10" vinyl release, and a whopping 34 titles on the CD that's included in the package – along with a full color booklet of label scans and notes on the music! The sound is nice and raw – much more like some Memphis indie than you'd guess from Felsted – and the set includes work by The Five Fleets, DC Washington, David Orrell, The Admiral Tones, Charlie Gracie, The Roosters, LaVern STovall, Mickey Michaels, Vince Maloy, and many others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with bonus CD and illustrated booklet!)

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VariousSpring Fever – 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A whole host of tunes that will help you say goodbye to winter and hello to spring – a light and lively mix of postwar cuts in a variety of styles – from early rockers, to instrumentals, radio pop gems, and even a bit of R&B – all put together with a very playful vibe! The set's similar to the other "season" titles from Bear Family – showing how similar themes move through American music in different ways – almost like you're tuning into some old AM station in the month of May, discovering a whole host of tunes you might never have heard otherwise! Oddly, there's also a theme of chickens and eggs running through the set – which features 28 titles that include "Chicken Rock" by Fat Daddy Holmes, "Spring Fever" by Vilas Craig & The Kollege Kings, "One Fried Egg" by The Charioteers, "Rock Chicken Rock" by Ray Coleman & His Skyrockets, "Jungle Bunny" by The Fabulous Pearls, "The Rooster" by Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm, "Chicken Reel" by les Paul, "Easter Day" by The Dixon Brothers, "April Love" by Shirley Jones & Pat Boone, "Egghead" by Al Allen, "Spring Fever" by The Velvets, "End Of Spring" by Les Baxter, and "It Might As Well Be Spring" by Jerry Duane with the Monarchs. CD

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VariousTaking Some Time On – The Underground Sounds Of 1970 (4CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 50.99
A groundbreaking set of music from the start of the 70s – work by a variety of British groups who rose up from the underground and changed music forever – some who'd later fly to superstardom in the 70s, and many more who'd just remain the province of hipper listeners for decades to come! The music here is in a variety of modes – late psych, early prog, hard rock, and even experimental folk – the crowning jewels of important labels like Vertigo, Harvest, and Decca – brought together here with a really wonderful choice of cuts, and very detailed notes that helps really put all the many artists and sounds in perspective! If you think you know this moment from the classic rock records in your collection, then guess again – as you'll have plenty here to rework your ideas of 1970, in a set list of 57 tracks, with work from Gentle Giant, Blodwyn Pig, Lindisfarne, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Van Der Graaf Generator, Caravan, Egg, Patto, T2, Kevin Ayers, Rare Bird, Stray, Family, Wishbone Ash, Yes, Quatermass, East Of Eden, Pete Brown & Piblokto, McDonald & Giles, Cressida, Love Sculpture, Affinity, Curved Air, Michael Chapman, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Howlin Wolf is really getting into his thing here – tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the recording quality's a bit better, and the tunes have a more unified feel – thanks partly to some classic compositions from Willie Dixon, whose work makes up a very big part of the album! Tunes were recorded between the years 1959 to 1962, and brought together for the record – and titles include "Shake For Me", "Spoonful", "Going Down Slow", "Down In The Bottom", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Red Rooster", and "Tell Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 60s blue fade label electronic stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, a Stereo sticker, and small drillhole through the center. Label has a drillhole.)

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✨✧ VariousWardell Quezerque's Funky Funky New Orleans ... LP
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer tracks from one of New Orleans funkiest producers! Wardell Quezerque may well have been the number two man in the Crescent City next to Allen Toussaint – and as you'll hear on this long-overdue tribute to his work, he was cutting a heck of a lot of great funk at the end of the 60s! The feel of the material is pure New Orleans funk – a mixture of hard southern soul and some of the more jazz funk influenced playing that was happening down in the delta – and the amount of material on the set that we've never heard before made it an essential one in our collection. Tracks include "Love School" and "Chain On My Thing" by Denise Keeble; "They Won't Let Me", "Funky Thing", and "Funky Rooster" by The Unemployed; "When I Wanna See You" by Kicky Robinson; More Than One Way" by Johnny Adams, "Other Side Of Your Mind" by Joe Wilson, "Sho Nuff The Real Thing" by Curtis Johnson, "Lay It On Me (parts 1 & 2)" by Chuck Simmons, and "Two Times One Is Two" and "Love Is Good" by CL Blast. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf/Moanin In The Moonlight – Two In One ... CD
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 blues classics from the great Howlin Wolf – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Howlin Wolf – a record that has Wolf tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the recording quality's a bit better, and the tunes have a more unified feel – thanks partly to some classic compositions from Willie Dixon, whose work makes up a very big part of the album! Tunes were recorded between the years 1959 to 1962, and brought together for the record – and titles include "Shake For Me", "Spoonful", "Going Down Slow", "Down In The Bottom", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Red Rooster", and "Tell Me". On Moanin In The Moonlight, a set filled with raspy vocals, Wolf sings in a way that definitely lives up to his nickname! The sound here is spare and stripped down, with very little accompaniment – usually just a bit of guitar, piano, bass, and drums – and sometimes not even all that much! Wolf's vocals are wonderful throughout – archetypal, but not nearly as cliched as some of his contemporaries came to sound – with a timeless feel that really holds up throughout. Titles include "Smokestack Lightnin", "No Place To Go", "All Night Boogie", "Evil", "I Asked For Water", "Forty Four", and "Somebody In My Home". CD
(1986 pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousRaunchy Rock & Roll – A Compilation Of 25 Of The All Time Nastiest Rock & Roll Recordings ... CD
Live Gold, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "The Pussycat Song" by Connie Vannett, "Get Ready French Style" by Jack & Basil, "Bite It" by Screamin' Jay Hawkings, "Uranus Is Out Tonight" by James Lee Meadows, "F**k Off (The Dirty Rooster)" by Slim Gaillard, "A**hole From El Paso" by Chinga Chavin, and the classic "It's Hard To Say I Love You (When You're Sitting On My Face)" by Marty & the Mufftones. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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