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Bob PrescottRussian Roulette & Other Bulletproof Gags ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1963. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Betty CarterRound Midnight (Roulette) ... LP
Roulette, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Betty Carter – much more sophisticated than some of her 60s work! Betty's captured here in her hip trio format that she developed to fantastic heights during the 70s. Betty sings standards and originals with a warmth an imagination that we can hardly describe accurately – bringing emotion into the songs that we'd hardly heard in earlier recordings, and using a trio in ways that we'd never heard before with a vocalist. Incredible stuff all the way through, very much on a par with any of Betty's later work, with "Do Something", "My Shining Hour", "What's New", "Round Midnight" and "I'm Pulling Through". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsBrand New Day – The Lenox, Atlantic, & Roulette Recordings (5CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/ (UK), 1960s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Tommy James & The ShondellsCelebration – The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966 to 1973 (6CD set) ... CD
Roulette/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
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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Alive N KickinGood Ole Lovin Back Home (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1971. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Count BasieBasie (aka E=MC2) ... LP
Roulette, 1957. Very Good ... $34.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams held with tape.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie At Birdland ... LP
Roulette, 1961. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Yellow label Emus pressing in a blue text cover, with light ringwear.)

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Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove Cover has some wear and aging, splitting in the seams and spine, some clear tape on the bottom seam, and a sticker spot on front.)

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Count Basie/Joe WilliamsBack To Basie & The Blues ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great collection of tracks from the Basie/Williams Roulette albums made in the late 50's and early 60's! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam and some aging.)

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Johnny Brandon & William Wellington MackeyBilly Noname ... LP
Roulette, 1970. Sealed ... $11.99
An overlooked all-black musical from the 70s – with performances by Donny Burkes, Alan Weeks, Hattie Winston, Urylee Leonardos, and Glory Van Scott! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Shrinkwrap is open in one corner.)

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✨✧ Valerie CarrSong Stylist Extraordinaire ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
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, and a hint of seam splitting – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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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 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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✨✧ Ecstasy Passion & PainPassion (long, short) ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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EssexEasier Said Then Done ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & pink label pressing. Cover has some aging and splitting in the top seam.)

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ExcitersExciters ... LP
Roulette, 1965. Sealed ... $49.99
Although we don't normally dig some of the sweeter 60s girl groups, we love The Exciters! Lead singer Brenda Reid has one of the most amazing voices in soul music – filled with rough sexy tones that always grab our attention, even when the lyrics shouldn't – and this album's one of the group's rare few full-length recordings. The album was the group's first after leaving United Artists – where they had scored bit with their oldies hit "Tell Him" – and although that cut's not on this album, the record's probably an even more compelling batch of soul tunes than anything the group had previously recorded. Reid's lead vocals are sublimely backed by harmonies by two other ladies, and the nicely-placed baritone of Herb Rooney – and the styles run from uptown soul to mellower ballads. Tracks include "That's How Love Starts", "Something To Shout About", "I Knew You Would", "Run, Mascara", "My Father", "I Want You To Be My Boy", and "Are You Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has some light wear, and a cutout hole.)

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Stan Getz/Sonny StittEchoes Of An Era ... LP
Roulette, Early 50s/1962. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
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
(Still sealed, with 2 Record Set sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... LP
Roulette, 1968. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes are all short and focused, but produced with lots of cool reverb, echo, and fuzzy touches on the sides – never overindulgent, and still plenty tuneful – but with so many weird little edges that they come through with a sound that's still pretty darn fresh after all these years – even if you think you know these guys from their hits. Titles include "Kathleen McArthur", "Do Something To Me", "I Am A Tangerine", "Smokey Roads", and "Breakaway" – plus the classic hits "Sugar On Sunday", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", and "Crimson & Clover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Henry JeromeHello Nice People ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and is lightly bent along 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!)

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Linda ManningShady Tree Mechanic/You're Loving Me To Death ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1965. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Babatunde OlatunjiDance To The Beat Of My Drum ... LP
Roulette, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Herb PomeroyLife Is A Many Splendored Gig ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Incredibly hip big band work from trumpeter Herb Pomeroy – proof that the Boston influence in the 50s was a very good force in modern jazz! The group here is large, but the sound is often quite lean – done with an open focus on the strongest soloists in the group – players who include Joe Gordon on trumpet, Jaki Byard and Boots Mussulli on saxes, and Ray Santisi on piano. The style is swinging and modern, but never too academic or Kenton-styled – and the driving solos on the record are quite heartfelt, and never hokey. Great stuff all around, with titles that include "Blue Grass", "Wolafunt's Lament", "Theme For Terry", "Less Talk", "Big Man", "Feather Merchant", "Our Delight", and "Aluminum Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteBossa Nova By Puente ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly groovy record! Although bossa nova isn't normally Tito's bag, he does a great job here moving into the format – picking up the pace of his usual group with some snapping beats that create a bit of a bossa flourish, even though the overall sound's still firmly in the New York groove of some of his other albums. The approach makes for a nice sound – almost a meeting of the minds at the Palladium, handled with lots of jazzy touches, thanks to the heavy use of vibes on the session! Titles include "O Pato", "Payaso", "Bossa Nova A La Puente", "Braziliandia", and "Loco Bossa Nova", a hard groover with more of an Afro-Cuban feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican Tico stereo pressing. Cover has wear, yellowing from age, and a few light stains.)

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Johnny RichardsMy Fair Lady My Way ... LP
Roulette, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
A great jazzy take on this classic score – led by Richards with a hell of a swing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Derrik RobertsWorld Without Sunshine/There Won't Be Any Snow ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1965. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has two drillholes.)

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Tova RonniSongs Of My People ... LP
Roulette, 1967. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a cut corner where a promo ink stamp was applied to the back cover.)

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Johnny ScottStudy In Terror ... LP
Roulette, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
British jazzman Johnny Scott leads a larger orchestra in a set of serious and dramatic pieces for this 60s film that paired Sherlock Holmes and Jack The Ripper (how many of these were made over the years?) The mood of the music is stark and dramatic – mostly going for the sort of string-heavy horror approach that you'd expect, but occasionally hitting some lighter modes. Titles include "Shires", "Annie Takes A Walk", "Sally & The Tramp", "Pub Music", "Key", and "Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Shep & The LimelitesOur Anniversary ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeri SouthernJeri Southern Meets Johnny Smith ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Jeri Southern can be a hell of a jazz singer when she wants – and that was definitely the case on this gem of a record – a laidback small combo setting with excellent guitar accompaniment from Johnny Smith! Smith's trademark tones really color the record in a great way – enriching the sound and offsetting some of the more understated vocals from Jeri – but in a way that also lets us really hear her phrasing, too. The setting is spare and simple – and the song choice is great, too – with shifts between standards and a few more obscure numbers that show Jeri working at a deeper range than we know from other records. Titles include "Robins & Roses", "Without A Warning", "Where Or When", "Two Sleepy People", "Isn't It Romantic", and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – Multicolor bar pressing with deep groove! Top cover seam has a tiny bit of splitting, but cover is great overall.)

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Wanda StaffordIn Love For The Very First Time – Introducing Wanda Stafford ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $34.99
A great debut from singer Wanda Stafford – and the kind of set that makes you think she's been recording albums like this for years! Wanda's got a hell of a voice, right from the start – a nice punch that really fits with the choice of material on the date – and with the lively arrangements, which often have these playful horn parts moving up and down in the background – almost in a Capitol Records Jack Marshall or Billy May sort of style – although the instrumentation isn't credited here. The mix of great music and swinging vocals is great – and the album's a real knockout from Stafford, with cuts that include "Ridin On The Moon", "In Love For The Very First Time", "Hooray For Love", "Let There Be Love", "Late Late Show", and "Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 60s pressing.)

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Sonny StittWhat's New ... LP
Roulette, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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

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Jack TeagardenWorld Of Jack Teagarden ... LP
Roulette, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Featuring the tracks "Milenberg Joys", "Stardust", "A Hundred Years From Today", "High Society", "Rockin Chair", "Saint James Infirmary" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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TechniquesMarindy/Let Her Go ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Roulette sleeve.)

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Sarah VaughanBenny Carter Sessions (Explosive Side Of Sarah Vaughan/The Lonely Hours) ... CD
Roulette, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Two fantastic Roulette Records sessions from Sarah Vaughan – both featuring backings by Benny Carter! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dinah WashingtonDinah '63 ... CD
Roulette, 1963. Used ... $2.99
Dinah follows up her Dinah 62 set with an equally well-done set of tracks for 1963! The album's got that great, late Dinah Washington sound – that boozy style with heavy arrangements that she used often at Roulette, and which really seemed to help ease her vocals into a more modern setting. Backings are by Fred Norman, the album's got impeccable production from Henry Glover, and titles include "Make Someone Happy", "Take Me In Your Arms", "Why Was I Born", "In San Francisco", "Bill", and "There Must Be A Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe WilliamsNew Kind Of Love ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
Joe Williams is away from Count Basie here, but he's still sounding great – and getting a slightly warmer approach overall – in keeping with the promise of the title! The arrangements aren't credited on the notes, but they've got a slightly lusher feel than Basie – a bit more strings on the ballads, which sound great with Williams' vocals – and a tighter, jazzier feel on some of the groovers – which still evoke a bit of the older days. Whatever the setting, Joe's got a way of putting over a tune that's simply tremendous – as you'll hear on titles that include "Just As Though You Were Here", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "Somebody", "Darn That Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "When A Woman Loves A Man", "I Only Want To Love You", and "With Every Breath I Take". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Joe WilliamsWhen She Makes Music/Warmer Than A Whisper ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has an ink stamp.)

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Joe Williams & Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the more obscure albums by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – a session of Basie tunes, performed with backing by the Count, plus additional lead vocals by Joe Williams, the voice most closely associated with the Basie group at the time! The style is similar to the trio's Sing A Song Of Basie album for ABC, but handled here with a bit more of an edge, and a rougher, more freewheeling groove that's a better fit for the great Basie sound of the late 50s – a great adaptation of the groove by Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross! The record's a nice sometimes-overlooked chapter in the excellent Count Basie run on Roulette – and titles include "Every Tub", "Rusty Dusty Blues", "The King", "Shorty George", and "Let Me See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Emus pressing with plain text logo.)

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✨✧ Pearl BaileyAbroad ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Back cover has yellowing from age.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie One More Time ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Blue label Forum pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie Story (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Color bar label stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the booklet. Box has light surface wear and split corners.)

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✨✧ Harry EdisonSweetenings ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweets blows it nice and sweet – in case you couldn't guess from the title – in a small group session that features some strong tenor work by Jimmy Forrest, plus drums by Charlie Persip, bass by Joe Benjamin, and piano by Kenny Drew. Titles include "Jive At Five", "Candy", "Harriet", "Pussy Willow", "If I Had You", and "Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stero color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has splash stains on the back, two small cutout holes, and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ MachitoMachito With Flute To Boot ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not just flute to boot – but a heck of a lot more jazz, too – thanks to a lineup that features Johnny Griffin on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Herbie Mann on flute! The presence of the three players really make this set a cooker – quite possibly Machito's best Latin jazz album ever, and right up there with the more-familiar Kenya set! Like that one, this is a perfect blend of modes – a late 50s extension of the cubop vibe first started by Diz and Chano Pozo, taken to new territory, and really cooked up nicely in the process! Rhythms are nice and exotic – not the usual Machito groove, but way way more – and the jazz solos are what really sends the whole thing home. Herbie Mann wrote all the tracks – and titles include "Love Chant", "African Flute", "Carabunta", "Bacao", "Davis Cup", and "Afternoon Death". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color bar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine, a name in marker, discoloration from age, and a few small stains.)

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✨✧ Herbie Mann with MachitoAfro-Jazziac ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little LP – even if it is a discographer's nightmare! The record was most likely recorded originally under Machito's name, and only featured Mann as a soloist – but it's not the album Kenya, so we're not sure which one it is, although it does look like a repackaging job designed to cash in on Herbie's fame at other labels. Whatever the case, though, the record is a crack bit of New York Latin Jazz – with loads of short driving tracks very much in the mood of Machito's Kenya album. Herbie's credited with writing all the numbers – and titles include "Afternoon Death", "Brazilian Soft Shoe", "African Flute", "The Davis Cup", and "Carabunta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 60s pressing. Cover has a stamp on the back,b ut is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Sal SalvadorMusic To Stop Smoking By ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, this one's not really the kind of album that will make you throw away your Marlboros – but it is a great set of jazz tracks by Sal Salvador, despite a goofy cover and title! The album was issued by Roulette during the time of its "how to strip" and "how to bellydance" classics – but it's honestly just a straight batch of jazz tunes played by Sal on guitar, with small combo backing that includes Ray Starling on piano, John Beal on bass, and Lennie McBrowne on drums. Sal's guitar is right out front, sounding as strong as on other albums of the period – and the only relation to the title of the set is in the choice of tunes, all which are kind of jokes on quitting smoking: "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "I'll Never Be Free", "You Go To My Head", "You Irritate Me So", and the original tune "Stop Smoking Or Else Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Includes insert. Cover has light wear)

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✨✧ Joe Williams & Harry Sweets EdisonTogether ... LP
Roulette, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from this pair of Basie-ites – one that allows Joe Williams to hit some different modes than on his fuller records with the Count – set up here in a nicely relaxed groove with trumpeter Harry Sweets Edison! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, but are more laidback than some of his fuller charts – and we love hearing Joe at a level when he doesn't have to punch it out of the park, and can just fall back in a sweet groove alongside Harry's trumpet, which then often gets a spot to solo on the tune. Charles Thompson plays piano – again with a style that's more easygoing than Basie – and titles include "Out Of Nowhere", "Together", "Winter Weather", "By The River Saint Marie", "Alone Together", "Deep Purple", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – rainbow radial label with deep groove. Cover has some light splitting on the top seam, and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues BandOut Among 'Em ... LP
Roulette, 1975. Very Good+ ... 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
(Canadian pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittParallel-A-Stitt ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Hmmmmm . . . Can't figure out the title, but the record's a nice batch of mellow groovers, played by Stitt on the Varitone, which he was working very heavily with Selmer to promote at the time. The backing's got some strong players – like Don Patterson on organ, Jerome Richardson on flute, and Walter Jones on drums – and tracks include "Jeep's Blues", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Hello George", and "Because It's Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Pier AngeliItalia ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The debut album from Pier Angeli – equally known for her acting ability as well as her singing – and working here in a swinging late 50s American take on the sound of Italian pop! Pier was married to singer Vic Damone, and while his style's perhaps a bit fuller and more emotive than hers, there's a good degree of comparison – as Pier's working here to please the imagined Italy of the American audiences in the years when things settled down after World War 2 – singing in Italian throughout to a nice set of backings from Hugo & Luigi. Most of the album's in a lush, romantic mode that's in keeping with other Roulette vocal sessions of the late 50s – save for the fact that the language is Italian, not English! Titles include "Volare", "Anema E Core", "Nu Quarto E Luna", "Torero", "Arrividerci Roma", and "Suvenir D'Italie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole. Vinyl plays with a chort click on "Volare".)

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✨✧ Birdland All StarsBirdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A smoking set of all-star performances – recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1954, and with a sense of tremendous talent that may well blow away some of the Jazz At The Philharmonic sets of the time! The material here is heavy on Count Basie performances – excellent material from that period when he was really hitting full power again on Verve – with strong solos from Frank Foster and Frank Wess on reeds, plus work from Joe Newman on trumpet! Lester Young's tenor also joins Basie's group at one point – and Sarah Vaughan sings with the group too – but the set also features some more Verve-like performances – from Charlie Parker on alto, and Billie Holiday on vocals, who gets almost one side of the record to herself. There's a huge amount of material on the double-length set – and titles include "My Funny Valentine", "Cool Blues", and "The Song Is You" by Charlie Parker; "Them There Eyes", "My Man", and "Lover Man" by Billie Holiday; "Saturday", "Time", "That Old Devil Moon", and "Don't Blame Me" by Sarah Vaughan; and "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Sure Thing", "Perdido", "Blues Backstage", and "You For Me" by Count Basie. CD
(Out of print.)
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Clickettes/FashionsClickettes Meet The Fashions – Their Complete Dice Recordings Plus Later Sides ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Early soul from The Clickettes, The Fashions, and a few other groups that boasted similar lineups at the start of the 60s – nearly all of them featuring lead vocals from 70s soul diva Barbara Jean English! Given the names of the groups, you might be tempted to think of the work as being in the girl group mode – but thanks to English and some strong backup support, there's much more of a soul-based sound here – a great style that comes at the end of 50s group soul, and dovetails nicely with changes in the music during the 60s. CD features 26 tracks originally issued on the Dice, Guyden, Roulette, and Warwick labels – with titles that include "We Need Them", "Dearest One", "All I Want", and "Please Let It Be Me" by The Fashions; "But Not For Me", "Because Of My Best Friend", "To Be A Part Of You", "Why Oh Why", "That's The Way It Is", "Warm Soft & Lovely", and "Grateful" by The Clickettes; "Hiding My Tears" and "There Goes Sputnik" by The Teen Clefs; and "You Broke Our Hearts" and "Louella" by The Avalons. CD

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✨✧ John HandyJohn Handy Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Incredible work from saxophonist John Handy – an extended performance from the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1965, and a set that shows that he's grown tremendously as an artist since his early recordings for Roulette! The tracks are quite long – with only 2 numbers overall, "Spanish Lady" and "If Only We Knew" – each of which take up a side of the album. Handy's work on alto sax is incredibly soulful – and the group here includes Jerry Hahn on guitar and Michael White on amplified violin – playing with a sound that is sprawling, spiritual, and a little bit "out" at times – but always filled with that sense of soul that made Handy so wonderful, even during his early years with Charles Mingus! CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny StittNight Letter (Soul Shack/Night Letter) ... CD
Prestige, 1963/1969. Used ... $9.99
Two Sonny Stitt dates with organ – both from different ends of the 60s! First up is Soul Shack – a mellow burner, and a real classic from the early 60s soul jazz years of Prestige Records! The album brings together the saxes of Sonny Stitt (both alto and tenor) and the Hammond of Jack McDuff – who's really coming into his own at this point, and has a lean, mean tone that's a perfect match for Stitt's horn. There's a bluesy undercurrent to the record, but without any of the cliches that might have crept in a few years before – leaving Stitt in the modern company you might expect, in ways that are similar to his dates with Don Patterson. Rhythm is from Leonard Gaskin on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums – and titles include "Shadows", "Soul Shack", "Sunday", "Love Nes", "For You", and "Hairy". Night Letter is a great set of Varitone sax numbers from Sonny Stitt – recorded for Prestige with a bit more bite than some of his albums of the type for Roulette! The album's got a tight tenor/organ vibe throughout – thanks to work on Hammond from Gene Ludwig, working under the "nom de date" of Booker Patterson – bumped along strongly with some tight guitar from the great Pat Martino! Drums are by Randy Gelispie – and Stitt's electric horn melds in with the organ and guitar wonderfully – with a sound that's a lot deeper than other uses of the instrument at the time. Titles include "Loose Walk", "Night Letter", "Stringing The Jug", and "Blue String". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMore Long Lost Honkers & Twangers – Rare 60s Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
Searing instrumentals from the glory days of the electric guitar – that initial moment when the fuzz was turned up, the echo expanded, and the instrument finally got a chance to step out in the lead in the kind of totally wonderful tracks like these! The Ventures are pictured on the cover, but most of the music is from an underground much deeper than that group – tracks delivered with a fair bit of darkness, often pulled from rare singles, and included here with 14 previously-unissued tracks! Many of these numbers are maybe more in a legacy of Link Wray than some of the cleaner surf rock groups of the time – and as always with Ace, the presentation, notes, and sound are superb. Titles include "Wolf Pack" by The Mus Twangs, "Mirage" by The Night Caps, "Diamond Back" by Cecil Moore & The Notes, "Red Wing" by The Carnations, "Zombie Surfer" by The Ramrods, "Swing The Mess Around" by Mike Gordon & The Agates, "Harlem Nocturne" by The Music City Swingers, "Peace Pipe" by The Marksmen, "Russian Roulette" by The Zanies, "Blue Money" by The Ventures, and "Guitare Jet" by Les Jaguars. CD

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✨✧ SylversBest Of The Sylvers ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A collection of Sylvers material recorded for Capitol between 1975 and 1978. 10 tracks in all, including "Boogie Fever", "High School Dance", "Hot Line", "Free Style", "Cotton Candy", "Another Day To Love", "Ain't No Doubt About It", "New Horizons", "The Roulette Wheel Of Love" and "That's What Love Is Made Of". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
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✨✧ RoulettesStakes & Chips (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/BGO (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Strong work in the lead by The Roulettes – a group who initially replaced the John Barry Seven as the backing group behind UK rocker Adam Faith – but who here really seem to find a great sound of their own! The combo had changed a bit by the time of this debut – and benefits from great guitar by a young Russ Ballard – in a mix of beat and sweet styles that are often recorded with the same sort of echoey charm of early Beatles material, but which also get occasional jazz and blues moments that tie them more strongly to the growing wave of mod music to come. CD adds in lots of bonus tracks to the original album – 22 titles in all, with tracks that include "Bad Time", "Settle Down", "I'll Remember Tonight", "You Don't Love Me", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "Yesterday Today & Tomorrow", "The Long Cigarette", "Junk", "Tell Tale Tit", and "Me Body". CD

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