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Lou ChristieLou Christie (Roulette) ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good- ... $11.99
Totally wonderful work from Lou Christie – one of the most distinct singers in 60s rock and roll, and an artist we've really grown to love more and more over the years! Lou's got a way of soaring right over the top of a tune – with vocal dynamics that maybe match the range of Frankie Valli with the Four Seasons – but working here as a solo act, his approach is maybe even more pyrotechnic – and has this surprisingly dark edge at the bottom, one that's very much in keeping with his oddly sullen look on the cover. Christie's always had a lot more depth – in both his music and his life – than most folks give him credit for – and an album like this opens up as a surprisingly revelatory look at his music. Titles include "Mr Tenor Man", "To Be Loved", "The Gypsy Cried", "When You Dance", "You & I", "Two Faces Have I", "Have I Sinned", and "Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & pink label pressing. Cover has wear, aging, and an ink stamp.)

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Tommy James & The ShondellsCelebration – The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966 to 1973 (6CD set) ... CD
Roulette/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99 51.99
A huge amount of material from Tommy James & The Shondells – a group that most people know for a string of jingle-jangle gems in the 60s, but who kept on making some really wonderful music over the course of the 11 albums included in this set! The group at the start were already pretty darn amazing – able to create the kind of catchy, groovy tunes that really exploded out of AM radio in the mid 60s – but as the years went on, Tommy moved into headier territory, and started to stretch out from the pop psych sound of "Crimson & Clover" – one of his last great hits, but also the gateway to all the wonderful music heard here in the second half of the set! The collection is a real ear-opener – and includes lots of music that hasn't been on CD in any form for years (or vinyl for that matter too!) – plus bonus tracks on most of the records, and other rare material – all bundled up with a heavy booklet of notes. 140 tracks in all – and the albums Hanky Panky, It's Only Love, I Think We're Alone Now, Gettin Together, Mony Mony, Crimson & Clover, Cellophane Symphony, Travelin, Tommy James, Christian Of The World, My Head My Bed & My Red Guitar – and bonus tracks and singles too! CD

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Esther PhillipsBrand New Day – The Lenox, Atlantic, & Roulette Recordings (5CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1960s. New Copy 5CD ... $32.99 40.99
A fantastic collection of work from the legendary Esther Phillips – one of the most distinct voices in soul music, captured here during some key moments in her career! The box is huge – and begins with a full CD of tracks from Esther's initial years on Lenox Records – a label that helped her mature from "Little Esther Phillips", as a girl R&B singer in the 50s – to the much more mature artist she'd become on CTI/Kudu in the 70s! The set features 20 Lenox tracks – the first a stunning set of country soul material that makes Esther one of the first female artists to take on the work, followed by rare singles and a few duets with Big Al Downing. Next are 77 more tracks from Phillips' years at Atlantic Records – material that initially takes off from the Lenox material, then moves into a really great range of styles – sometimes jazzy and sophisticated, sometimes rootsy and bluesy, sometimes a bit more deep soul too – including some live material that really shows the power she could pack at the time. In between the Atlantic cuts, are also nestled 6 more numbers recorded for Roulette Records in 1969 – especially rare tracks that have a slightly different approach – and which are a key part of the set here, along with some other unreleased material. Stunning – the first time Esther's ever gotten such wonderful treatment – a big box set with detained notes too! CD

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanCollection – Best Of The Roulette Years – 1960 to 1965 ... CD
EMI, 1947/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Also includes a 1947 live performance with Lester Young. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanRoulette Years – Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early 60s work for Roulette Records – with work from Barney Kessel or Mundell Lowe on guitar on some tracks, and larger backings from Count Basie, Don Costa, and Jimmy Jones! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonGreat Summit – The Master Takes ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong on piano – a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! CD

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Count BasieBack With Basie – More Hit Performances Of The 60s ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Hardly the hits promised in the title – and instead a whole host of wonderful tunes from the Count Basie band – including a fair number of original compositions by Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, and other members of the group! The sound here is that perfect Basie sound on Roulette – with a surprising amount of modern touches in both the arrangements and flourishes of the instrumentalists, yet still a rock-solid, totally soulful groove on the bottom – that cool compressing and updating of older Basie modes that happened during the Hefti years, taken to new heights here. The album does feature one "hit" – a sweet cover of "One Note Samba" that's arranged by Lalo Schifrin – and other titles include "Summer Frost", "The Elder", "Peppermint Pipes", "Bluish Grey", and "Matte Jersey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Count BasieBasie At Birdland ... LP
Roulette, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer set from Count Basie – recorded during the height of his years at Roulette! The back cover of the record proclaims that "Basie Is Back Home" – clearly a bit by Birdland to lay claim to being the Count's home address, which is a bit of a challenge to his KC roots! Whatever the back story, though, the set's a nice one – swinging hard in that completely tight 60s mode, with a great lineup that includes Frank Foster and Budd Johnson on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Bennie Powell on trombone, and Freddie Green on guitar – a really great group who definitely make the record a cooker! Tracks include "Good Time Blues", "Segue In C", "Little Pony", "Discommotion", and "Whirly Bird", which has a vocal by Jon Hendricks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar label pressing with AudioMatrix stamp, in a blue text cover. Cover has light wear, vinyl is great!)

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Count BasieBasie In Sweden ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the most hard-hitting Count Basie albums from the Roulette Records years – and that's saying a lot, given the power of Basie at the time! The set was recorded in Sweden, with a kind of triple-time energy that really has the whole thing burning right from the start – as the group's driven onward by some bold work on drums from Louis Bellson – who's working here with a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on tenor, Marshall Royal on alto, and Thad Jones on trumpet. There's a slight rawness to the recording – still as clear as other Roulette sessions, but with a bit more "liveness" too – a sense of place that really helps the performances sparkle. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Little Pony", "Plymouth Rock", "Backwater Blues", "Who Me", and "April In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink and orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie One More Time ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
The genius of Basie meets the genius of Quincy Jones – a 60s pairing that's every bit as great as the 50s pairing of Basie and Neal Hefti! Jones and Basie worked together in a number of settings during the 60s – including a very successful album for Frank Sinatra on Reprise – but here, the pair are really going full-on and hard-swinging, in a fresh style that's got all the hipness of Quincy's budding talent in the 60s, played with the deeply soulful manner of the still-great Basie band of the time. Titles include "Rat Race", "For Lena & Lennie", "The Big Walk", "Meet BB", "Jessica's Day", "Muttnik", and "Quince". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and masking tape around the seams.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Plays Hefti ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
Tremendous work from one of the greatest pairings in 50s jazz – the crack later group of Count Basie and the amazing arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti later went onto greater fame as a 60s soundtrack composer, but back in the day him and Basie were an incredible team together – as Hefti's talent for quirky, witty, whimsical horn passages really opened up the Basie sound of earlier years – and took the band far past any Kansas City cliches, into a groove that was much more suited for a modern audience! This album's one of the best the two ever cut together – and it's overflowing with Hefti gems that include "Cute", "Pensive Miss", "Sloo Foot", "Scoot", "A Little Tempo Please", "Count Down", and "Pony Tail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, discoloration along the opening, masking tape around the seams and a small date in pencil on the back.)

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Count BasieBest Of Basie Vol 2 ... LP
Roulette, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Titles include "Texas Shuffle", "Broadway", "Lester Leaps In", "Time Out", "Topsy", "Dickie's Dream", and "9:20 Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing.)

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Count BasieChairman of The Board ... CD
Roulette, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written and arranged by Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Frank Wess – all of whom play in the bad, along with other all-stars like Freddie Green, Billy Mitchell, and Al Grey. The sound is tight, soulful, and searing Basie all the way through – with tunes that include "Segue In C", "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Who Me?", "The Deacon", "Half Moon Street", "Mutt & Jeff", "TV Time", "Speaking Of Sounds", and "HRH". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Fair & Warmer" and "Moten Swing". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Count BasieCount Basie Story (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Box Set ... $13.99
Count Basie rewrites history – updating his older work for the Roulette Records years, in this hip collection that features lots of new arrangements from Frank Foster – and rich performances from his great group at the time! The recordings are all new, as are the conceptions of the tunes – so there seems to be even more syncopated swing in the rhythms than on any of the older takes on the material – that fresh sound that the group grew into with Neal Hefti – still going strong here in Foster's hands. So although the tunes are Basie classics – and classics from other bands of the 30s and 40s – the performances and solos are plenty fresh! Titles include "Swinging The Blues", "Out The Window", "Texas Shuffle", "Down For Double", "Lester Leaps In", "Topsy", "Taps Miller", "Shorty George", "Jive At Five", and "Dogging Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing. Includes the booklet. Cover has light surface wear, and the box is nice and sturdy!)

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Count BasieDance Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the lesser-remembered Basie sessions for Roulette – but one of the best ones too! The album follows nicely in the "dance" style of Basie's earlier albums for Clef – by offering a set of work that was typical of that the group might have performed on one of their more popular live sets for swingers. The tunes are a bit familiar, the charts are more rhythmic and not too far out – but the playing is top-shelf all the way, and the set grooves with a style that makes you easily understand why the Count was still going strong at the time. Titles include "It Had To Be You", "Fools Rush In", "Easy Living", "Give Me The Simple Life", "Secret Love", and "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with a bit of pencil in back.)

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Count BasieEasin' It – Music From The Pen Of Frank Foster ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Frank Foster is one of our favorite talents in jazz – an excellent tenorist who spent some of his key years in the Count Basie orchestra, but a player who also had a very rich career on his own as well! This album features Frank's talents really coming to the forefront of the Basie group – in a set of all-original material penned and arranged by Foster – really fresh tunes that are a perfect fit for the soulful spirit of the reedman's collaborators in the group, and which definitely show off the growing talents of Foster as a composer. There's a lot more going on here than you might expect – some surprisingly complicated charts for the horns, yet still with that rock-solid swing you'd expect from Basie – and most tracks are longer than usual for a Roulette album, nicely open numbers that include "Brotherly Shove", "Easin It", "Blues For Daddy-O", "Four Five Six", and "Mama Dev". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing.)

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Count BasieLegend – From The Pen Of Benny Carter ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Benny Carter was really on fire in the 60s – a saxophonist who was not only re-asserting his role as a soloist, but also a growing new talent in the field of arranging, as well – on records like this killer outing with the Count Basie group, and a host of other excellent albums to come! The set features all original material by Carter – penned and arranged specifically with a Basie flair, and that group's special blend of modern elements and old-school swing – developed in the years with Neal Hefti, and carried through strongly here with Carter. Benny himself plays alto with the group – and other players include Frank Foster and Budd Johnson on tenors, Sam Herman on guitar, and Eddie Jones on bass – whose instrument lines up wonderfully with the drums of Sonny Payne to make for some very sweet bottom action on the set. Thad Jones and Snooky Young are on trumpets – and titles include "The Trot", "Easy Money", "Goin On", "The Swizzle", "Who's Blue", "The Legend", and "Turnabout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange and pink label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Count Basie & His OrchestraNot Now I'll Tell You When ... LP
Roulette, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
A great title for this classic Count Basie album – as it really gets at the tight, focused direction that makes Basie so great at this point in his career – his way of singling out each and every instrumentalist, and perfectly timing their performances! The sense of rhythm is what makes the Basie group so different from so many other large ensembles – not big band swing, not tonal modern, but this rootsy, soulful style at the bottom – even when the instrumentation is impeccable – that undeniable groove that makes a record like this swing from the start, then keep on going strongly, even when lots of colors and tones come into the mix. The whole lineup's great – and players include Frank Wess on flute, Frank Foster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, and Freddie Green on guitar – and the album features a lot of sweet originals that really keep things interesting – including "The Daly Jump", "Not Now I'll Tell You When", "Rare Butterfly", "Back To The Apple", "Blue On Blue", and "Swingin At The Waldorf". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, some aging, and heavy wear at the spine.)

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Count Basie with Joe WilliamsBreakfast Dance & Barbecue ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Breakfast Dance & Barbecue? Our stomachs are growling already! The album's a great little live set from Basie – recorded at the Americana Hotel in Miami at 2 in the morning – and is one of the totally great, totally smoking live sessions that Basie recorded for Roulette – maybe some of his best work ever! The group's an all-star lineup – with Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, Joe Newman and Thad Jones on trumpets, Freddie Green on guitar, and Sonny Payne on drums – plus Joe Williams vocalizing on a few of the tunes on the set. The tracks are a bit longer than usual – which is quite nice – and titles include "Let's Have A Taste", "Moten Swing", "Who Me", and "Counter Block". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging, and clear tape holding the seams and spine.)

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Count Basie/Maynard FergusonBig Band Scene 65 ... LP
Roulette, 1965. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface and edge wear.)

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Louis Bellson & Gene KrupaMighty Two ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & orange label pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Tony Bennett & Count BasieStrike Up The Band ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
Titles include "Strike Up The Band", "Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "Are You Havin Any Fun", "Anyting Goes", and "With Plenty Of Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Don CooperBless The Children ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A folk funk classic from Don Cooper – a folksy player at heart, but one who always manages to bring a gentle groove to his music! The set's got a spare sound that's totally great – vocals and guitar from Don, plus second guitar from Elliot Randall – and support from other light instrumentation on flute and violin, used in ways to bring a lyrical sweetness to the tunes that we really love – not exactly in Nick Drake territory, but a similar sort of sweetening! Rhythms are often more heavy on the acoustic basslines than the drums, which gives them a bottom-up sort of groove – warm and mellow, but with wonderfully funky moments. Titles include "Bless The Children", "Mad George", "Tell Me About Her", "Willy Jean", "Sad-Eyed Queen Of The Mountain", "Brotherlove", "A New Gun", "Only A Dream", and "Tin Cans & Alleyways". CD

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Don CrawfordAnother Shade Of Black ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A strange bit of country soul – but a great one, and unique gem from Don Crawford! Another Shade Of Black was recorded by Don Crawford in New York, with bit of a crossover folksy feel that's more like work you'd hear from Muscle Shoals, but it's in a slightly more experimental mode. The album's got Crawford on vocals and acoustic guitar, and instrumentation includes a string quartet, banjo, dulcimer, and a bit of organ. Titles include "Keep Yourself Together", "Song For Sister Angela", "For All The Ladies", "If It Feels Good – Do It", and "Goofin Away The Day". CD

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Don CrawfordRoots & Branches ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Earthy work from Don Crawford – a very unique artist who works in a mix of soul and folk modes – a bit like Terry Callier at points, but with some more unusual touches as well! This album's got a pretty full set of arrangements, which makes for more of a Callier-like quality than some of Don's other records – but even so, the music's more like the straighter 60s folk of Callier than some of the soaring soul sounds of his Cadet years in the early 70s. Crawford's got a deeply soulful voice that rings out beautifully in this setting – and makes the whole sound of the album come through beautifully. Titles include "Fire Island Saturday", "Small Brown Baby", "Silent Scream", "Benediction", and "I Too Wanted Peace". CD

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Don CrawfordWould You Understand My Nakedness? ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Very folksy soul work from Don Crawford – recorded in New York, with a feel that's almost an extension of the Village folk sound of the mid 60s, but with some slightly hipper touches! The album was arranged by Crawford and organist Robert Freedman – and most tracks feature Crawford's guitar and vocals with little other backing, save for some bass by Ron Carter. The sound makes you think of Terry Callier's work of the time, and if it's not quite on that level, it is still very nice! Titles include "My Daddy Gave Me Wings Of Wax", "A Lady Like You", "Fear Fountain", "Would You Understand My Nakedness", and "Song For My Daughter". CD

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Duke EllingtonLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
An excellent live performance – presented here with loads of unreleased tracks! Players include Clark Terry and Cat Anderson on trumpets, Quentin Jckson on trombone, and Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and Paul Gonsalves on saxes! CD
(Out of print.)

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EssexWalkin' Miracle ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Rare work by this obscure soul group from the US Marines – as you might guess from their uniforms on the cover! The great Anita Essex is in the lead, with great harmonies from the male members of the lineup – and titles include "Curfew Lover", "Crawl Before You Walk", "A Walkin Miracle", "She's Got Everything", "Dance Without Music", and "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has tape on all seams, light surface wear, and some writing in pen.)

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FenwaysBe Careful Little Girl (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1964. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonSi! Si! MF ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $16.99
Very hiply swinging work from Maynard Ferguson – not as Latin-based as you might think from the title, but great nonetheless! The record features an excellent group that includes Don Rader on trumpet, Lanny Morgan on alto, Rufus Jones on drums, and Don Menza on tenor – all tightly wrapped around Maynard's baton, grooving with a style that's at once impeccably unified, but also very able to make room for the well-blown solo. Titles include "Morgan's Organ", "Si Si MF", "What'll I Do", "Early Hours", "Morgan Point", and "Straight Out". A real groover! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Si! Si! MF ... LP 6.99

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Maynard FergusonSi! Si! MF ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Very hiply swinging work from Maynard Ferguson – not as Latin-based as you might think from the title, but great nonetheless! The record features an excellent group that includes Don Rader on trumpet, Lanny Morgan on alto, Rufus Jones on drums, and Don Menza on tenor – all tightly wrapped around Maynard's baton, grooving with a style that's at once impeccably unified, but also very able to make room for the well-blown solo. Titles include "Morgan's Organ", "Si Si MF", "What'll I Do", "Early Hours", "Morgan Point", and "Straight Out". A real groover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and pink label pressing. Cover has light wear and small splits on the bottom seam.)
Also available Si! Si! MF ... CD 16.99

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Stan GetzBest Of The Roost Years ... CD
Roulette, Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Notable sidemen include Al Haig, Horace Silver, Duke Jordan, and Roy Haynes. 16 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzRoost Quartets ... CD
Roulette, Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
Includes two different quartet sessions – the first with Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes, the second with Horace Silver, Joe Calloway, and Walt Bolden. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz/Sonny StittEchoes Of An Era ... LP
Roulette, Early 50s/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
70s compilation of 50s recordings by Stan Getz, with sidemen that include Horace Silver, Jimmy Raney, Bengt Hallberg, and others, coupled with Stitt's "Feelin's" album from 1962, with Don Patterson on organ, Paul Weedin on guitar, and Billy James on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tommy James & The ShondellsI Think We're Alone Now (black cover) ... LP
Roulette, 1967. Very Good ... $16.99
Purely classic 60s gems from Tommy James & The Shondells – kicking off with the all time great pop title track – and featuring loads of tunes that are nearly as wonderful! The group were hit radio kings at the time, and they cover some great ones by others, too, like "California Sun" and " Shout" – and the set's filled with excellent, head of the pack pop tunes like "Trust Each Other In Love", "Baby Let Me Down", "I Like The Way", "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Mirage", "Let's Be Lovers" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Tommy James & The ShondellsTravelin' ... LP
Roulette, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A nice one from Tommy James & The Shondells from the start of the 70s – after they started taking stylistic detours away from massively approachable pop with strains of psychedelia and otherwise weirder sounds – the group doesn't get the kind of late cult love for that as groups like The Monkees, but they deserve it! The songs still work as pop, there's a tunefulness in the sound even in long passages that shun vocals in favor of heavy drums and washes of organ, but there's plenty of big choruses and sing-a-long potential throughout. Titles include "Travelin", "Gotta Get Back To You", "Moses & Me", "Kelly Told Anne", "Bloody Water", "Candy Maker", "Talkin & Signifyin" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp in the textured gatefold cover. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Les Petits Chanteurs De KengeLife In The Bush – La Vie En Brousse ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A strange little ethnographic record on Roulette – featuring a chorus of young female singers running through medleys of various African songs. Titles include "Mama Butidi Bana Bole", "Tu Tu", "Nzeka Nzenzele", "Ele Ele Mamiami", and "Mwana Nkento". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small name in pen.)

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✨✧ Sonny LesterHow To Strip For Your Husband ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the strangest musical fads of the 60s – stripping! We've never been actually quite sure what started the fad, but there were a number of relatively successful stripping albums during the early part of the decade – the most famous of which was David Rose's The Stripper, two more of which were these sides by Sonny Lester (later known more famously as the head of Solid State and Groove Merchant, and producer of more than a few funky jazz gems!) The style's exactly what you'd expect – campy and goofy, really very much in the stereotyped mode of the stripper sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. Cover has light aging and small seams splits at the opening.)

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MachitoKenya (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Roulette/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A real corker from Machito – a set that's got a lot more bite and earthy fire than some of his other albums of the 50s – as you might be able to guess from the cover and the title! The record definitely lives up to the Afro-Cuban promise on the front – thanks to very hip arrangements from Mario Bauza and AK Salim – who balance core rhythmic elements with some great modern jazz solo contributions – from key players who include Johnny Griffin on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Joe Newman on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – all coming together under Machito's leadership with a sound that's much bolder than most of his work in a straighter Latin mode! The album's a key meeting of styles – as powerful today as it was when first recorded – and tracks include the great "Congo Mulence", a very tight groover – plus "Turuato", "Frenzy", "Cannonology", "Minor Rama", and "Wild Jungle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Herbie Mann & Maynard FergusonEchoes Of An Era – The Herbie Mann/Maynard Ferguson Years ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Notable sidemen include Slide Hampton on trombone, Joe Zawinul on piano, and Jimmy Ford on alto sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Joe NewmanJoe Newman With Woodwinds ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Joe Newman's trumpet is nicely set up in a larger group of reed players – Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Marshall Royal on alto, Romeo Penque on flute and oboe, and George Berg on tenor and clarinet – over some nicely tight rhythm work from Jimmie Jones on piano, Freddie Greene on guitar, Eddie Jones on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Ernie Wilkins handled the arrangements – and tracks include "Star Eyes", "Time", "Travlin Light", "That Old Devil Moon", "I'll Get By", and "Nancy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – rainbow bars, with deep groove! Vinyl and cover are nice.)

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Babatunde OlatunjiDance To The Beat Of My Drum ... LP
Roulette, 1986. Near Mint- ... $8.99
It's the mid 80s and Mickey Hart's behind the production on this album, so you know it has a slick, glossy touch all over it, with a very "world music" approach. But the beauty of Olatunji's playing and subtle complexity of the rhythms trump the flashy approach. The lineup is huge, with guest spots by Santana and Airto. 5 numbers in all, including "The Beat Of My Drum", "Loyin Loyin", "Ife L'Oju L'Aiye", "Akiwowo" and "Se Eni A Fe L'Amo – Kere Kere". LP, Vinyl record album

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Specs PowellMovin' In ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Hard-swinging jazz featuring drummer Specs Powell – and a tight batch of Basie-esque players, grooving along on a number of short lively tracks that are almost in the Count Basie style of the Roulette years! The lineup features alto and baritone sax from Sahib Shihab, tenor and clarinet from Aaron Sachss, alto and flute from George Dorsey, trumpet from Ray Copeland and Leon Merian, and trombones from Jimmy Dahl and Jimmy Cleveland – and piano is handled by Hank Jones and Nat Pierce, the latter of whom really knows how to make a group like this swing nicely! The set includes some very fresh originals by Pierce – including "Spyder Blues", "Rat Race", "Movin In", "Suspicion", and "Dispossessed" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is", "He's My Guy", and "I'll Remember April". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Shep & The LimelitesOur Anniversary ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Smith & Stan GetzEchoes Of An Era – The Johnny Smith/Stan Getz Years ... LP
Roulette, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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Johnny Smith with Stan GetzMoonlight In Vermont ... CD
Roulette, 1952/1953. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful document of some of the most laidback jazz ever recorded – the sublime 50s recordings of the Johnny Smith group, done at a time when the lineup included Stan Getz! The tunes on the set feature Johnny's mellow electric guitar setting the pace, alongside wonderfully-blown early solos from Stan, plus some other tenor work from Zoot Sims and Paul Quinichette, who also sit in the tenor chair on a few of these recordings. The tunes are mostly standards, but done in a great style that's not exactly cool jazz, but which has a groundbreakingly easy groove that's simply sublime! CD features a number of bonus and unreleased cuts, with 19 tracks that include "What's New", "Yesterdays", "Vilia", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Jaguar", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Tabu", and "Where Or When". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny StittMake Someone Happy ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Stitt's on the Varitone here – blowing away on a mellow set of late night tracks that features some great original compositions! Sure, the groove is perhaps a bit sleepier than some of his other sides of the time, but Sonny always does well in this sort of late nite mode – and the arrangements give him plenty of room to solo over the top. Titles include "Afro Serenade", "I Don't Care If You Do", "Lovin Mood", "Night Of Surrender", "Dreamer", and "Gotta See My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker remnant, a cutout notch, split seams held with tape, and some surface wear.)

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Sonny StittWhat's New ... LP
Roulette, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Stitt hits the Varitone for Roulette, and while his work isn't as funky as that of Eddie Harris or Lou Donaldson, the instrument lets him get in a nice raw tone, with a good honest edge that comes through despite backing by a largeish group. Other players include Ernie Hayes on organ, Walter Perkins on drums, and JJ Johnson on trombone – and the set includes short tracks like "Round Midnight", "Beastly Blues", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Morgan's Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, ink stamps and some marker on the front, back and label.)

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Tony & CarolMy Love Grows Deeper (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1972. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White and orange label promo.)

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Sarah VaughanWallflower Waltz/Only ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1964. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Count BasieComplete Atomic Basie ... CD
Blue Note/Roulette, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE seminal Basie albums of all time – and a masterful pairing between the Count and arranger Neal Hefti! Hefti has an amazing ear for the Basie groove, and he works here to re-fit the overall sound of the group with a tighter, more fluid approach – one that ensured that they'd be alive and booming well into the 60s. The Hefti touch is one that's slightly lighter than the Basie of before – one that assumes the bump at the bottom, but never overdoes it – and instead almost uses the sound of no sound at all to carry the rhythm – while the horns at the top of the group are vamping around in these majestic charts that break out into fantastically searing solos. Basie's on piano, natch – and other players include Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Henry Coker, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Titles are all brilliant Hefti originals – and include "After Supper", "Flight Of The Foo Birds", "Teddy The Toad", "Splanky", "Fantail", and "Lil Darlin". CD features 5 bonus tracks too – including "The Late Late Show", "Sleepwalker's Serenade", and "Silks & Satins". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City Suite – The Music Of Benny Carter ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set – despite our initial fears about the package – and a really wonderful pairing of the talents of Count Basie and Benny Carter! We'll admit that we're the first ones to shy away from anything that says "Kansas City" in the title – as we expect a lot of hoke – but this album's a surprisingly great batch of tunes, original numbers written by Benny Carter in honor of the KC of days past, but arranged and performed by the Basie group in a swinging style that's got the best touches of their Roulette years, plus a bit of Ellingtonish ambition in the horn charts. Titles include "Katy Do", "Miss Missouri", "Jackson County Jubilee", "Sunset Glow", "Meetin Time", and "The Wiggle Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Sonny StittJaws & Stitt ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Live date recorded at Birdland with Davis and Stitt on tenor, Doc Bagby on organ and Charlie Rice on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues BandOut Among 'Em ... LP
Roulette, 1975. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet set of 70s Latin Disco – less Afro-Cuban than you might expect, but a great illustration of the way that older Latin modes had filtered down to more mainstream dancefloors at the time! There's definitely still some Latin elements in the mix – but the set's also got Michael Zager arranging and producing, and giving the whole thing more of a disco focus overall – in ways that criss cross nicely throughout the record. Titles include a sweet clubby cover of Joe Cuba's "Bang Bang", a remake of Sly Stone's "Life & Death In G&A", and the titles "Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys", "Once You Get Started", and "Get Dancin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shopworn and aged, with an old shop sticker.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusTrio (aka Mingus Three) ... CD
Roulette, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic trio session from Charles Mingus – one of the few he ever recorded! The set's got Mingus on bass, working with regular drummer Danny Richmond and pianist Hampton Hawes – an unusual choice for the record, but a player whose sense of freedom and intensity at this point really helps bring in some of the energy of some of the larger group recordings from Mingus! Hawes' incredible piano lines really fly over the top, and Mingus' bass comes to the forefront as well – getting plenty of room for personal elements that Charles never got as strongly in the larger sessions. The set list includes a mix of originals and standards, with "Back Home Blues", "Hamp's New Blues", "Dizzy Moods", and "Laura". CD
(Out of print. Columbia House pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittPow! ... CD
Prestige/Roulette, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pow is right – as Stitt grooves with a tight combo that features Benny Green on trombone, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. The album's one of a few sides produced in the mid 60s by Richard Carpenter, a jazz manager/impresario who cut Chet Baker on some sides with the same group, licensed them to Prestige briefly, then pulled the material. Carpenter had also licensed this Stitt session to Roulette, but it's much more fitting of Prestige – as the tracks are longer and more open-ended, with a tighter hardbop approach than some of Stitt's Roulette/Roost work. Titles include "Love On The Rocks", "Nuff Guff", "Scramble", "Up & Over", and "Pride & Passion". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & Joe WilliamsMemories Ad Lib ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A great little record from this legendary pair – a late nite, bluesy sort of record that's a nice change from some of the Joe Williams/Count Basie material on Verve! Basie plays Hammond on part of the record – and the organ makes a wonderful accompaniment to Joe's vocals – played with this open tone that kind of flows up from the bottom and around the edges, while the rest of the Basie group provide slightly gentler backigns – still that syncopated swing we love from the Count, but more laidback too – in a way that fits the material and the vocals perfectly! Titles include "Sweet Sue", "Dinah", "Memories Of You", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", and "Call Me Darling. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pinwheel label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, mostly split top seam, a few peel spots on the front and a piece of clear tape on the back.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor At The Village Gate ... CD
FM/Roulette, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Chris Connor's most obscure albums from the 60s – and one of her nicest too! The record's got a less polished feel than some of Connor's work for Atlantic or ABC – recorded live at the Village Gate, and divided up into "late" and "early" shows that both have a slightly different spirit. Backing is by a small group that includes Mundell Lowe on guitar, Ronnie Ball on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Shaunessy on drums – and the liveness of the recording really comes through, in a way that gets more at the boozy Chris of late nite clubs than you'd hear on most of her studio albums. Titles include "All Or Nothing At All", "Old Devil Moon", "Goodbye", "Only The Lonely", "Black Coffee", "Ten Cents A Dance", and "Only The Lonely". CD

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✨✧ Tommy James & The ShondellsBest Of Tommy James & The Shondells ... LP
Roulette, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
All the hits! Includes "Crimson & Clover", "Hanky Panky", "I Think We're Alone Now", "Sweet Cherry Wine", "Mony Mony", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small name in pen.)

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✨✧ MachitoKenya ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A real corker from Machito – a set that's got a lot more bite and earthy fire than some of his other albums of the 50s – as you might be able to guess from the cover and the title! The record definitely lives up to the Afro-Cuban promise on the front – thanks to very hip arrangements from Mario BAuza and AK Salim – who balance core rhythmic elements with some great modern jazz solo contributions – from key players who include Johnny Griffin on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Joe Newman on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – all coming together under Machito's leadership with a sound that's much bolder than most of his work in a straighter Latin mode! The album's a key meeting of styles – as powerful today as it was when first recorded – and tracks include the great "Congo Mulence", a very tight groover – plus "Turuato", "Frenzy", "Cannonology", "Minor Rama", and "Wild Jungle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove – nice and clean overall! Cover has some very light wear in one spot, but is great too.)
Also available Kenya (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonBack To The Blues ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A bit different than some of Dinah Washington's other 60s work for Roulette – a set that's not entirely back to the blues promised in the title, but one that's definitely got a strong bluesy undercurrent! The backing's, by Fred Norman, aren't nearly as lush as on other Roulette sessions – more in a punctuated mode that's a bit in Ray Charles territory of the time – a more polished take on older bluesy modes, with some nice jazz moments from time to time. Titles include "It's A Mean Old Man's World", "Key To The Highway", "Duck Before You Drown", "No Hard Feelings", "Romance In The Dark", "Let Me Be The First To Know", and "You've Been A Gold Old Wagon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange and pink label pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging, partially split seams and a name in pen on the back and label. Vinyl has a mark that clicks during "If I Never Get To Heaven.")

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✨✧ Valerie CarrSong Stylist Extraordinaire ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An obscure vocal album on Roulette – with titles that include "Time After Time", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Lazy Afternoon", "Make The Man Love Me", "I Got It Bad", "When I Fall In Love", and "They Didn't Believe Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor bar pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging and a partially split top seam.)
 
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Count BasieFarmers Market Barbecue ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Count Basie and Barbecue – words together that are bound to make us love this album! The set's got an easygoing swing that takes us right back to Basie's best for Roulette Records – a reference the title seems to imply – and although the band's a later one, they've got that perfect Basie sense of fluidity, especially in the way the horns come together! Basie's piano work isn't as dramatic or dynamic as in years past, but that's fine with us, because the band more than makes up for that change with their own groovy sound. Titles include "Way Out Basie", "I Don't Know It Yet", "Lester Leaps In", "Beaver Junction", and "Ain't That Something". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dieter Bihlmaier SelectionSWF Session 1973 ... CD
Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
Dieter Bihlmaier is a hell of a flute player – and he blows his instrument here in a freewheeling trio date from the early 70s – very much in the kind of mode you'd expect from a trio player at the time! The recording just features bass and drums – by Jan Jankeje and Gerhart Ziegler, respectively – and the tunes are long, jamming, and pretty frenzied – far-out, but never totally free-jazz – as there's more of a proggish approach overall, one that has Dieter using the flute to create some wonderfully sensitive, soulful sounds from time to time – before then stepping out and blowing his top again! Pretty darn amazing – not like any recording of its type from the US scene of the time – with titles that include "Ovation", "Roulette", "Arco Oriental", "Free & Romantic", and "Gertuschka". CD

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Jenny Evans with Dusko GoykovichShiny Stockings ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $13.99
A great old-school vocal jazz album – not torchy 40s, but the kind of upbeat swinging style that you might find on a 60s record on labels like Prestige or Roulette – as singer Jenny Evans works with great small combo backing that keeps things nice and lean throughout, and balances her work on the lyrics with some nice instrumental solos too! Key among the musicians is trumpeter Dusko Gokyovich, who also handles some of the arrangements too – and other players include the great Gianni Basso on tenor and David Gazarov on piano. Titles include "Good Old Days", "That's What Zoot Said", "Caravan", "Alright Ok You Win", "All Of Me", "The Song Of Autumn", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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John LennonRoots – John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ... LP
Adam VIII, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A legendary album of sorts – partly because it was the first that most folks heard of the music that would show up on the Rock & Roll album by John Lennon – but also because it was a less-than-legit release of the material – tied to Morris Levy at Roulette! The tracks here are nicely rough – early takes on the tunes – and the whole thing is definitely worth seeking out if you're a Lennon collector. LP, Vinyl record album
(Matrix numbers on the runoffs are 1018 A/1018 B, with no Bell Sound stamp – spine says "Great", and cover does not show shoulders.)

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Vandermark 5Burn The Incline ... CD
Atavistic, 2000. Used ... $4.99
More greatness from the Vandermark 5 – and proof that the genius of Ken Vandermark is burning brighter than ever! The set features 8 razor sharp tracks – including "The Trouble Is", "Ground", "In Focus", "The Cooler", and "Roulette". CD

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VariousWVON Good Guys Album (1st version) ... LP
WVON/Chess, 1960s. Very Good ... $13.99
Nice compilation album of harmony soul tracks, put together by the staff of Chicago radio station WVON, which was owned by Chess records. The front of the album jacket is covered with photos of the DJs – including Herb "Kool Gent" Kent and Bill "Doc" Lee – local legends, as well as historic figures in Black radio nationwide. A great selection of tracks, not just pulled from Chess' stable, but other leading label's of the day like Roulette & Scepter. 12 tracks in all, including "The Watusi" by the Vibrations, "Dedicated to the One I Love" by the Shirelles, "Stay" by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, "Tonight I Fell In Love" by the Harptones and "Tears on My Pillow" by Little Anthony & the Imperials. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, a bit of pen and light staining. Vinyl has a small mark that clicks during "Maybe" but plays fine otherwise.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonTrumpet Rhapsody (PA USA) ... LP
PA USA, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The hard wailing trumpet of Maynard Ferguson gets a perfect showcase on this obscure MPS session from the 60s – a record that offers up a nice bridge between his earlier albums on Roulette, and his more famous funk sides for Columbia! The sound here is mostly acoustic, but definitely hard-grooving – in ways that are similar to other MPS big band projects of the period, such as records by Gustav Brom, or the Clarke Boland Big Band! Like the latter, there's a great ensemble working with Maynard here – and even though he's the main soloist, the sense of the larger ensemble always helps shape the sound nicely. Deiter Reith plays piano on the date – and arrangements are by Slide Hampton, Don Sebesky, Bill Holman, Willie Maiden, and Mike Abene – on cuts that include a great reading of Slide Hampton's "Got The Spirit", plus the tracks "Knarf", "Ole", "Dancing Nitely", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on PA USA. Cover has ring and edge wear and a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie ParkerDiz N Bird In Concert ... LP
Roost, 1947/1953. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the famous Verve Records pairing of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker – but instead a more obscure live date from 1947, but one that really lets you hear the genius that happens when both players take the stage! The tunes have this approach that really hits at the most creative side of bop at the time – maybe even more open, expressive, and filled with larger ideas than some of the early singles that were coming out in 1947 – in a way that makes the whole thing a really important document of the complexity that was in the music, right from the start. The pair really stretch out on a fantastic two part reading of "Night In Tunisia (parts 1 & 2)", then soar through "Groovin High (parts 1 & 2)", "Confirmation", and "Dizzy Atmosphere". The second half of the set features some more live material, but just with Dizzy Gillespie in the lead, from 1953 – with Bill Graham on alto and baritone, plus a bit of vocals from Joe Carroll. Titles include "School Days", "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac", and "Tin Tin Deo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Roulette pressing.)

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✨✧ Various60th Anniversary Of The Berlin Wall – Cold War Memories ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really cool collection, and one that covers a lot more territory than just the Berlin Wall – as the set features a mix of music in many styles, all dealing with some of the more anxiety-producing moments of the Cold War era! The range of sounds is wonderful – as rock mixes with country, jazz, and R&B – interspersed occasionally with snippets from radio broadcasts or news reports – capturing a vivid picture of the world as the wall was going up in the early 60s! Bear Family really did a great job with this one – and presents the whole thing with their usual thoroughness and panache – with a set list of 34 tracks that include "Berlin Top Ten" by Dickie Goodman, "The Locked God Outside The Iron Curtain" by Little Jimmy Dickens, "I'm No Communist" by Lulu Belle & Scotty, "Russian Roulette" by Lester Lanin, "Fallout Shelter" by Peter Scott Peters, "Watch World War III On Pay TV" by The Crown City Four, "Koko Mamey" by Moe Koffman, "Russian Roulette" by The Zanies, "West Of The Wall" by Toni Fisher, "Dance Legless Russian" by The Moontrekkers, "Rocket Racket" by Dickie Harrell, "Russia Russia Lay That Missile Down" by Prescott Reed, "Rockin Behind The Iron Curtain" by Bobby Marchan, and "Mr Kruschev" by Bo Diddley. CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinSoft & Beautiful ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The title's certainly right on this one, because the album is soft and beautiful – recorded by Aretha Franklin in a moody late nite mode that's similar to early 60s work by Sarah Vaughn or Dinah Washington on Roulette! Backings are by Belford Hendricks – relatively full, with strings and sometimes a bit of backing vocals – and Aretha's vocals drift nicely over the top with a relatively slow pace overall. And while this isn't the hard-hitting Atlantic soul that made her fame, the record's still a great demonstration of Franklin's many talents – and heck, if she'd cut a set like this these days, we're sure she'd get a Grammy for returning to the classics! Titles include "Only The Lonely", "Shangri-La", "A Mother's Love", "Jim", "Friendly Persuasion", and "People". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text. Label has a sticker. Cover has light wear, a name in pen, and a cutout hole. Vinyl has a short click on "When The World Was Young".)
 
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✨✧ Ugly ThingsIssue 58 – Winter 2021 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2021. New Copy ... $8.99 9.95
Clear Light only cut one rare album for Elektra Records – but they're given some might heavy treatment here – grabbing the cover spot, and getting plenty of pages inside – a great tribute to the strength of that classic record! There's plenty more great bits too – the groovy mod Brit group The Roulettes, and more on Andwella's Dream, Stack, Ruthann Friedmann, NV Groep 64, and Plague – all done in the usual Ugly Things style – which means plenty of details, served up in articles that go way way deeper than any other music publication of this nature. A hefty 144 pages, with black and white images throughout. Magazine

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VariousBox Of Pinups – British Sounds Of 1965 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1965. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A fantastic collection, and one that really documents the British music scene at a key turning point – a moment when all the groups and singers were really finding a way to leave their own imprint on the sound of rock and pop, while still staying true to some of the American work that inspired their creations! There's so much going on here – a bit of mod, early psych, some R&B tracks, and plenty more music that really points the way towards the massive changes to come – many of which would later be done by artists who are very young here, but already setting themselves apart from the pack! The set features a few big hits, but also plenty of overlooked gems as well – really digging deep into the time period, at the level that we've really come to love from other collections of this nature on the Grapefruit label. There's a massive 92 tracks on 3CDs – with work by The Primitives, Roulettes, David John & The Mood, The Carnaby, Eccentrics, In Crowd, Sorrows, Clique, Action, Boy's Blue, Tony Jackson & The Vibrations, Pretty Things, Wheels, Lulu & the Luvvers, Eyes, Hi-Numbers, Searchers, Vashti, The Shots, Beatstalkers, The Mark Four, Syndicate, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousDynamite Doo Wopps Vol 1 ... LP
Dynamite Doo Wopps, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
18 tracks in all! With selections by Logics, Capitols, Blue Lights, Spirals, Rick & The Masters, Cordials, Roulettes, Del-Aires, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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