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Esther PhillipsBrand New Day – The Lenox, Atlantic, & Roulette Recordings (5CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1960s. New Copy 5CD ... $31.99
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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✨✧ Count BasieComplete Roulette Live Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra 1959 to 1962 (8CD set) ... CD
Roulette/Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 8CD ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Count Basie – recorded here in one of our favorite periods for his band! There's a huge amount of unreleased material here – maybe more than any other Mosaic set – sessions that were recorded for albums, but winnowed down to only get issued on Basie In Sweden, Basie At Birdland, and Breakfast Dance & Barbecue – leaving lots of material to come out here for the first time ever! CD
(Out of print numbered limited edition. Box has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
 
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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
(Color bar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear with clear tape along the top seam.)

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Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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
(Yellow label Emus pressing.)

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Count Basie & His OrchestraNot Now I'll Tell You When ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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
(Color bar pressing with deep groove.)

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Birdland All StarsBirdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
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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✨✧ Art Blakey/Charlie Persip/Elvin Jones/Philly Joe JonesGretsch Drum Night At Birdland ... CD
Roulette, 1960. Used ... $12.99
A drum-heavy spectacular – featuring four of the top hardbop drummers of the late 50s, all recorded live at Birdland, soloing back and forth in larger groups that really make the whole thing cook! Although the cover and title might make you think the record's a novelty, it's way more than that – and really fits nicely alongside some of Art Blakey's more experimental, percussion-heavy dates for Blue Note – although with a bit more of a bop feel overall! CD
(Out of print.)

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Betty CarterFinally – Betty Carter ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $5.99
Mellow but compelling work from Betty Carter – singing here with the Norman Simmons trio in an album of material pulled from 2 different live dates in 1969. There's a few nice numbers where the group really opens up – and Betty pushes the envelope vocally, in a style that she'd explore more fully in her later work on her own label. The tracks are mostly standards, but the album features a great version of Randy Weston's "Ego", plus the tracks "All Through The Day", "Body & Soul", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Seems Like Old Times". CD
(Out of print.)

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ChantelsStory Of Rock & Roll (aka We Are The Chantels) ... LP
Roulette (Germany), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue.)

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Chris Connor & Maynard FergusonTwo's Company ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Despite any prejudice you might have against Maynard Ferguson, he actually does a damn good job backing up Chris Connor's lovely voice on this record – probably because his band is super-hip, and includes players like Jaki Byard, Joe Farrell, and Rufus Jones. Connor is in fine icy form, as usual – and it's nice to hear her get a bit more jazzy backing than some of the more somber arrangements you'll hear on her Atlantic sessions. Titles include "The Wind", "Send For Me", "Where Do You Go?", and "Deep Song". CD
(Please note this disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

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Don CooperBless The Children ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 CooperWhat You Feel Is How You Grow ... LP
Roulette, 1972. Near Mint- ... $18.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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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Crows/HarptonesEchoes Of A Rock Era – The Groups ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny DankworthJazz From Abroad ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Incredible early work from British leader Johnny Dankworth – jazz work that's as fluid and grooving as his best 60s soundtrack sessions, and cut with an early sense of power that's really great! Dankworth's tight on the head arrangements, really leaping into the rhythms of the tune with the same love of groove as contemporary Johnny Keating – but he also makes some strong solo space on the best tracks on the album, really letting the sax players in the group stretch out searingly. Players aren't named in the credits, sadly, but we're guessing they're the top-level players who made appearances on Dankworth's key British sides of the time. Titles include "A String Of Camels", "Cannonball", "Chano", "Avengers Theme", "Sack O Woe", "Esso Blues", and "Curtain Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & pink label pressing. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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DevotionsRip Van Winkle/(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1964. Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some wear and writing.)

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Jose DuvalEmotions Of Jose Duval ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy EckstineNo Cover No Minimum ... LP
Roulette, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A really great album by Billy Eckstine – much more swinging and upbeat than some of his other 50s sessions, and with a strongly pronounced jazz flair overall! The album's supposedly recorded live in Vegas in the wee hours of the morning, and features Billy blowing a bit of trumpet as well as singing – all set to some nicely thumping orchestrations by Bobby Tucker, who really knows how to hit the right groove for this sort of a set. Titles include "Lady Luck", "Have A Song On Me", "Deed I Do", "Without A Song", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Lush Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy color bar pressing with deep groove, in a slightly different cover. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineNo Cover No Minimum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette, 1960. Used ... $3.99
A really great album by Billy Eckstine – much more swinging and upbeat than some of his other 50s sessions, and with a strongly pronounced jazz flair overall! The album's supposedly recorded live in Vegas in the wee hours of the morning, and features Billy blowing a bit of trumpet as well as singing – all set to some nicely thumping orchestrations by Bobby Tucker, who really knows how to hit the right groove for this sort of a set. Titles include "Lady Luck", "Have A Song On Me", "Deed I Do", "Without A Song", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Lush Life". CD features a huge amount of previously unissued bonus tracks – titles that include "Prelude To A Kiss", "Fools Rush In", "I Apologize", "Little Mama", "Prisoner Of Love", "Alright Okay You Win", and "In The Still Of The Night". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ecstasy Passion & PainAsk Me (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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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EssexEasier Said Then Done ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & pink label pressing. Cover has some aging and splitting in the top seam.)

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Maynard FergusonMaynard '63 ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
Titles include "Sin Blues", "Antibes", "Overcoat Stomp", "Hate Notes", and "Knarf". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & orange label pressing. Cover has a sticker and small ink stamp on the back.)

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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. Booklet has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tyree GlennLet's Have A Ball ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A playfully swinging set from trombonist Tyree Glenn – working here in a nicely offbeat style that also includes a bit of vocals as well! Glenn's got a great way with the muted trombone – working the end with a wah wah approach that's certainly got its roots in trad jazz, but which also comes across here with a classy swinging 50s style – thanks to strong small combo backing from Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Potter, and Jo Jones. The album should sound hokey, but it doesn't – thanks to a richly expressive style by Glenn, one that's got more than enough soul to get past the gimmicks. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Love For Sale", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "If I Should Lose You", "I've Got The World On A String", "If Winter Comes", "Yesterdays", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Henry Glover/Joey Dee & The Starliters/Gary CrosbyTwo Tickets To Paris ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Hugo & Luigi ChorusCascading Voices ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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HullaballoosParty Doll/I'm Gonna Love You Too ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1964. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light ringwear and some small pen notations.)

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Illinois JacquetIllinois Jacquet Flies Again ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $8.99
A really beautiful set, recorded after Jacquet's Verve years, and one that features his tenor blowing easily and soulfully over some larger arrangements with a mellow late night sound. We don't mean to imply that the album's a sleepy one, though – just that it's got this great relaxed approach that brings out the best in Jacquet's tone, never pushing him to pyrotechnics and tricks, just simple, solid, soulful blowing. Titles include "Potpourri", "The King", "Black Velvet", "Lean Baby", "Bottoms Up", and "Teddy Bear". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Henry JeromeHello Nice People ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 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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Woody KlingLet's Play Strike! ... LP
Roulette, 1966. Near Mint- ... $2.99
With Phil McLean and Betty Stanton. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Lester & His OrchestraMusic To Keep Your Husband Happy (How To Strip For Your Husband/How To Belly Dance For Your Husband) (2LP box set) ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $9.99
2 albums that were part of 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. 22 tracks in all, with titles that include "The Unveiling", "Boom Boom", "Calcutta Rag", "Cad Of Bagdad", "Queens Night Out", "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody", "Theme For Gypsy", and "For Strippers Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes both instructional booklets! Box has light surface wear.)

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MachitoKenya ... CD
Roulette/EMI, 1957. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Kenya (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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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!)
Also available Kenya ... CD 11.99

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Magic TouchBaby You belong To Me (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1973. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Lee Morgan/Thad JonesMinor Strain ... CD
Roulette, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Two rare sessions originally recorded for a larger collection called The Birdland Story and gathered here under the title Minor Strain. The first set is led by Lee Morgan and features Wayne Shorter on sax, Bobby Timmons on piano, Jimmy Rowser on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The second half of the record features a septet session with Thad Jones on trumpet, Billy Mitchell and Frank Wess on reeds, Hank Jones on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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PlaymatesCuttin Capers ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and top seam held with clear tape.)

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Herb PomeroyLife Is A Many Splendored Gig ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBud Powell Trio Plays ... CD
Roulette/EMI, 1947/1953. Used ... $4.99
Seminal sounds from the great Bud Powell – recorded right at an early moment when the pianist was bursting into Birdland fame – working here with a key trio that features Curley Russell on bass and a young Max Roach on drums! Bud seems to have a bit more color in his keys here than in later years – a sense of tone that's balanced by his increasingly deft flights on the keys – that amazing command of imagination and energy that makes a record like this one of the best bold statements of modernism from the bop generation. Many tunes are older standards, but transformed in Bud's hands – partly given a nod to the midtown modes from other players of the postwar years, then completely dismantled once the solos take off. Titles include "Buds Bubble", "Burt Covers Bud", "Off Minor", "I Should Care", "I'll Remember April", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD features 16 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellReturn Of Bud Powell ... LP
Roulette, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Interesting sides from Bud Powell – billed on the front as "his first new recordings since 1958", which isn't really the case, since he did cut some work while living in Paris. And even more interesting, the liner notes describe Powell as "back on the US jazz scene, cured of TB and fat as a Burgermeister" – completely hiding the troubles which still plagued him, and which would take him shortly after the time of this session! The material's maybe not prime work by Bud, but it's still pretty great – with more than a few nice moments on the solos – and backing by John Ore on bass, and JC Moses on drums – which keeps things moving at a nice pace. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Hallucinations", "If I Loved You", and "Green Dolphin Street". 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- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has two drillholes.)

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Jimmie RodgersNumber One Ballads ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sal SalvadorMusic To Stop Smoking By ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Sealed ... $34.99
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
(Still sealed, so we can't guarantee if the booklet is included.)

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Johnny ScottStudy In Terror ... LP
Roulette, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneAt The Village Gate ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... $4.99
An album recorded relatively early in the career of singer Nina Simone – but a set that already shows the very unique approach that would make her a legend by the time the 60s moved on! Even the very first tune is a stunner – a haunting reworking of the favorite "Just In Time", but with Nina grunting instead of singing at the start – as the bass comes across with more power than the drums or piano – really shaping the song in moody tones! That sort of inventiveness follows on every other tune – making the familiar numbers sound very unique, and the unusual ones even more striking – as the set list also features numbers by Oscar Brown Jr, Olatunji, and Simone herself. The recording quality is great – intimate, yet lively – and the set's filled with longish readings of some great tunes that include "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Brown Baby", "Zungo", "Children Go Where I Send You", and "He Was Too Good To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny Smith with Stan GetzMoonlight In Vermont ... CD
Roulette, 1952/1953. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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Jeri SouthernCoffee, Cigarettes & Memories ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
Ahhh . . . What a mix – and the music is as evocative and smokey as the title and the cover! Jeri Southern's never sounded so good – working here with Lennie Hayton on a set of sad songs of lost love – and the album's proof that she could really be a great jazz-styled singer when she wanted to be. The whole thing's got a great sense of class, poise, and bubbling under sexuality that's probably best summed up by Jeri's pose on the cover! Titles include "Detour Ahead", "Yesterdays", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "Deep In A Dream", "I Must Have That Man", and the sublime "Coffee Cigarettes Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Forum blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Sonny Terry & Brownie McGheeFolk Songs Of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee ... CD
Roulette/Wounded Bird, 1959. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
One of the most obscure albums in the catalog of Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry – a record issued by Roulette at the end of the 50s, right at a time when the idea of "folk" and "blues" working together was something to hit the market! Don't worry about this one being a cash-in for the folkies, though – as the record's got a nice, lean vibe – very spare, with plenty of work from Sonny Terry on harmonica and Brownie McGhee on guitar – and most tracks have the duo singing together, with a very crisp, clear sound. Titles include "Cornbread Peas & Black Molasses", "You'd Better Mind", "Change The Lock On The Door", "Southern Train", "I Love You Baby", "Treated Wrong", and "Climbing On Top Of The Hill". CD

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Three DegreesMaybe ... LP
Roulette, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Amazing early work from the Three Degrees – tracks cut before their more famous disco years in the 70s – but already showing a whole new approach to girl group soul! At some level, the trio take off strongly from the best late 60s styles of The Supremes – taking the most righteous elements, and working them into a hip new take on female soul – often using slight undercurrents of funk, in ways that are a bit like Honeycone, but even groovier! Arrangements are by Sammy Lowe and Steve Swanson – who bring in a nice east coast bite – and titles include "Sugar On Sunday", "Rosegarden", "You're The One", "The Magic Door", "Collage", "Maybe", and "You're The Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams.)

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Sarah VaughanDreamy ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A perfect title for a perfect album from Sarah Vaughan – one of those wonderful dates from the singer's second chapter of her career – a time when she was finding newly sophisticated ways to spin out her songs! The music here is arranged by Jimmy Jones – who makes things lush, but never too much so – this beautiful balance he brought to other records of the time, such as his work with Basie – in a way that has Vaughan very much out front in the mix, working her voice with effortless ease, announcing to the world that she's one of the all-time greats, but never has to hit anyone over the head to prove it! Harry Sweets Edison provides some great trumpet lines to underscore the jazz in the music – and titles include "Dreamy", "Hands Across The Table", "Moon Over Miami", "I'll Be Seeing You", "Star Eyes", "Trees", and "Crazy He Calls Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Forum pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Sarah VaughanMama He Treats Your Daughter Mean/One Mint Julep ... 7-inch
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Sarah Vaughan takes on two R&B stormers from the Atlantic Records scene! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Roulette sleeve – a nice copy!)

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Dinah WashingtonDinah '63 ... CD
Roulette, 1963. Used ... $4.99
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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Dinah Washington, Joe Williams, & Sarah VaughanWe Three – Dinah, Joe, & Sarah ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Joe WilliamsMan Ain't Supposed To Cry ... LP
Roulette, 1957. Very Good ... $6.99
A vocal jazz classic! Joe Williams had come to great fame as the singer with the Basie band during the 50s, but this beautiful album is unlike his usual work with the group – and shows a sophisticated vocal side of Joe that's really amazing. The album was arranged by Jimmy Mundy, with lush backings that bring out a sensitive side to Joe's rich voice – heartbreaking on most tracks, as you'd probably guess by the album's title. The mix of ballads features a few familiar numbers from the late 50s, plus some real charmers from earlier years that Joe reinterprets on his own level. Titles include "What's New?", "A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry", "Say It Isn't So", "Can't We Talk It Over?", "I'm Through With Love", and "I'll Never Smile Again". A wonderful treasure from the years when Roulette was cutting some of the most sophisticated vocal sessions in America! LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor bar label pressing with deep groove.)

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Joe Williams & Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
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
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear. Label has an ink stamp.)
Also available Sing Along With Basie ... CD 6.99

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Joe Williams with Lambert Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie ... CD
Roulette, 1958. Used ... $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".oss! Titles include "Every Tub", "Rusty Dusty Blues", "The King", "Shorty George", and "Let Me See". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sing Along With Basie ... LP 2.99

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Leo WrightEvening Breeze ... LP
Roulette, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An unusual album from saxman Leo Wright! At this point, Wright had be playing for years in Europe, where he'd joined some of the best combos on the continent, and really developed his great sound on alto and flute. On this recording, though, he plays with an orchestra backing him up, and the sound is fairly soporific and pop-sax oriented. It's not totally terrible, but there's also none of the grooviness that might redeem a session like this, and his reed playing sounds a bit flat in the end. Titles include "Please Dont' Touch", "Star On A TV Show", and "Hurting Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Au Go-Go SingersThey Call Us Au Go-Go Singers ... LP
Roulette, 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a half split top seam. Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve impressions.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie One More Time ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie One More Time ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... 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
(Stereo color bar pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Count BasieChairman of The Board ... CD
Roulette, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available Chairman of The Board ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Count BasieDance Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Color bar pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Count BasieString Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime blending of modes – the sound of the excellent Count Basie band during their Roulette Records years, mixed with a bit of strings for a very moody sound! Don't worry about any too-commercial or pop modes going on here – as the arrangements are all super hip, and handled by talents like Quincy Jones and George Williams – who keep things in this dark-tinged style that's just perfect for the key talents in the Basie group, as the album features standout solos on almost every number – including a bit of tenor from guest Ben Webster! Titles include "Song Of The Islands", "Stringing The Blues", "The One I Love", "Blues Bittersweet", "She's Funny That Way", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyGypsy Folk Tales ... LP
Roulette, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An explosive moment of greatness from the legendary Art Blakey – a record that takes off immediately, thanks to help from a young lineup that features Bobby Watson on alto, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, and Dave Schnitter on tenor – three talents who would go onto become jazz legends in their own right – really helping Blakey hit some new energy here in the mid 70s! The trio are wonderful – and Watson adds some especially soulful elements to the record with his great compositions. Walter Davis Jr is on piano – reunited with Blakey in a great way, and bringing in some tunes of his own too – and the group's completed by Dennis Irwin on bass. Titles include"Jodi", "Hawkman", "Cami", and "Gypsy Folk Tales". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and a small split on the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisCount Basie Presents The Eddie Lockjaw Davis Trio Plus Joe Newman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Vogue (France), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great small combo work from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – very much in the mode of his early Cookbook albums for Prestige, but with the added bonus of Count Basie on piano and Joe Newman on trumpet! Davis' raw tenor sound gets plenty of time in the spotlight, but Newman gets in a few strong solos too – and although Shirley Scott is backing up the group with the strongest sound on Hammond, Basie also tickles the ivories a bit in the background – and ensures that there's a bit of a Basie swing to the whole record! Titles include "Farouk", "Lock Up", "Telegraph", "Marie", "Swingin Till The Girls Come Home", "Shiny Stockings", and "A Misty One". CD
(Out of print. Rear tray card has some highlighter and notes in pen.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonMaynard '61 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Maynard Ferguson – the kind of record that will blow you away, and make you forget all the cliches you've ever had about him! The album's a completely hip batch of big band work – grooving in a fresh, modern style that takes bits of Kenton and Evans, but also infuses the work with a deeper sense of soul – heard to great effect on the really standout solo work on the set! Maynard's got a heck of a great group for the record – one that includes Jacki Byard on piano, Slide Hampton on trombone, Rufus Jones on drums, and a young Joe Farrell on saxes – sounding incredible with some really searing work! The set some incredible Hampton originals – including the amazing exotic tracks "Ole" and "The Pharoah", both of which are worth the price of the record alone! Other tunes include "New Blue", "Ultimate Rejection", and "Goodbye". CD includes two bonus tracks ; "This Is My Lucky Day" & "Go East Young Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzBest Of The Roost Years ... CD
Roulette, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stan Getz joined by Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes, Horace Silver, Joe Calloway, Walter Bolden, Teddy Kotick, Tony Kahn, Timmy Raney, Leonard Gaskin, Duke Jordan, Bill Crow, Frank Isola, Sanford Gold, Eddie Safranski, Bob Carter, Don Lamond & Morey Feld. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz At Storyville Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
Roulette/EMI (UK), 1951. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great CD that combines volumes 1 and 2 of Stan's early live recordings at Storyville – excellent small group sessions done with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Al Haig on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Tiny Kahn on drums. The mix of guitar and tenor is great together – a sound that became one of Stan's calling cards in the early 50s – and even the live setting can't stifle the strength of his unique tone. The CD features a total of 13 cuts in all – and titles include "Budo", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "Yesterdays", "Thou Swell", "Mosquito Knees", and "Parker 51". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harlem River DriveHarlem River Drive ... LP
Roulette/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary Latin funk album – spearheaded by Eddie Palmieri! The record is a landmark crossover album from the early 70s – cut at the end of the Latin soul era, but featuring that genre's wonderful mix of Puerto Rican soul, Spanish Harlem Latin, and New York funk – which are then given a new sort of push in this era of strong Latin pride and new opportunities for the youthful scene in New York! The grooves are all nice and long – with plenty of hard jamming, Latin rhythms, funky solos, and even soulful lyrics in English – sung with a very righteous, positive message that's kept the album at the top of the stacks for years. Eddie Palmeri plays piano and directs the group – and titles include "Seeds Of Life", "Harlem River Drive", and "Idle Hands". LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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✨✧ Hank MobleyAnother Monday Night At Birdland ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare non-Blue Note late 50s session that features Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – and a stone cooker that feels like some of the best Jazz Messengers dates of the time! There's a chance that the session was possibly cut "under duress", like a number of other jazz albums on Roulette during the period – but that doesn't stop it from being a full-on, open-fire groover – lots of long tracks done in perfect hardbop formation! In addition to Mobley's tenor and Morgan's trumpet, the combo also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, Billy Root on additional tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Specs Wright on drums. The album features four long blowing tunes – "Jamph", "Nutville", "Wee", and "It's You Or No One". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyMonday Night At Birdland ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare non-Blue Note late 50s session that features Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – and a stone cooker that feels like some of the best Jazz Messengers dates of the time! There's a chance that the session was possibly cut "under duress", like a number of other jazz albums on Roulette during the period – but that doesn't stop it from being a full-on, open-fire groover – lots of long tracks done in perfect hardbop formation! In addition to Mobley's tenor and Morgan's trumpet, the combo also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, Billy Root on additional tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Specs Wright on drums. The album features four long blowing tunes – "Walkin", "All The Things You Are", "Bag's Groove", and "There Will Never Be Another You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornI Love A Piano ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A compelling little record from pianist Phineas Newborn – and we don't just mean that because of it's bizarre image of "instrument love" on the cover! Newborn's got a touch on the piano that's unlike anyone else – kind of a key link between a number of different 50s modes – on the one hand the warmth and feeling you might get from some of the more laidback mainstream stylists, but on the other a sense of poise and economy that ranks right up there with the best small combo players too – really carefully balanced on a record like this, which does a great job of dispersing the energy over the tracks. Backing features John Simmons on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – and titles include "Love & Marriage", "Real Gone Guy", "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You", "I've Got The World On A String", and "Ivy League Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornPiano Portraits ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Evocative piano portraits from Phineas Newborn – played in an illustrative style that's mighty nice! Newborn's got a touch on the keys that's like few other players we can think of – rich and full, yet without being too flowery or sentimental – a really nice balance that stands out best at this key point in his career. Trio backing is important to the sound, too – thanks to sensitive drum work from Roy Haynes, and very subtle bass from John Simmons. Titles include "Star Eyes", "Golden Earrings", "For Left Hand Only", "Chelsea Bridge", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBud Plays Bird ... CD
Roulette, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio session featuring George Duvivier on bass, Art Taylor on drums, and Powell on piano. CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittJazz At The Hi-Hat ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Bernie Griggs on bass, Marquis Foster on drums & Dean Earl on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittLive At The Hi-Hat Vol 2 ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Bernie Griggs on bass, Marquis Foster on drums & Dean Earl on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSarah Slightly Classical ... CD
Roulette, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSweet N Sassy ... CD
Roulette, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked vocal gem from Sarah Vaughan – recorded in the early 60s with some sweet arrangements by a young Lalo Schifrin! Schifrin was just getting his start on the US scene at the time – and for the set, he's working in a mode that has some of the fuller, richer orchestrations used on other Vaughan albums of the period – but which also breaks out into some leaner and jazzier moments that remind us of his later work. Sarah herself is great – singing with that mature and almost world-weary tone that made so many of her Roulette sides so memorable. Titles include "More Than You Know", "Thanks For The Ride", "Just Married Today", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", "This Can't Be Love", and "Slowly". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonBack To The Blues ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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
(Pink & orange label pressing. Cover has splitting on the spine and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & Louis Armstrong – The Complete Sessions ... CD
Capitol/Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong on piano – a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & Joe WilliamsJust The Blues ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Count Basie's always had plenty of blues roots in his music – but this sweet vocal session with Joe Williams pushes that quality even further – by featuring a selection of tunes from Big Bill Broonzy, Leroy Carr, Ivory Joe Hunter, and other legendary blues talents! The sound is maybe a bit more laidback than usual for Basie on Roulette – often with the Count's piano kind of slinking into a tune before the bigger ensemble joins in – and Williams taking this bluesy approach to the vocals that's plenty darn nice. An overlooked gem from the pair – with titles that include "Mean Mistreater", "Tomorrow Night", "Keep Your Hand On Your Heart", "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Key To The Highway", and "Lyin Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Emus pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie Davis TrioEddie Davis Trio ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An obscure set by Lockjaw – a recording that features his tenor backed by the Shirley Scott organ trio – with George Duvivier on bass and Art Edgehill on drums. Tracks are short, and mostly standards, but they're played with that gutbuckety sound that Davis and Scott had when working together – almost tighter than their work at Prestige, and with a sound that was strongly in keeping with the groove they were laying down in the clubs. Titles include "Afternoon In A Doghouse", "Fine & Dandy", "Just One More Chance", "Night & Day", "Snowfall", and "This Time The Dream's On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label mono pressing. Cover has a 3 inch split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineOnce More With Feeling ... CD
Roulette, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later work by Billy Eckstine – a nice little album from the early 60s, recorded in a dark and somber tone that shows a whole new side to his voice! The album features amazingly restrained arrangements by Billy May – a mix of jazz and strings that has a sadder, deeper style than before – one that certainly fits the "with feeling" claim of the title. Tracks include "Once More With Feeling", "Stormy Weather", "I Love You", "With Every Breath I Take", "Secret Love", and "As Time Goes By". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Like Wow" and "Anything You Wanna Do". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzRoost Quartets ... CD
Roulette, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes, Horace Silver, Joe Calloway & Walt Bolden. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jeri SouthernCoffee, Cigarettes & Memories ... CD
Roulette/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ahhh . . . What a mix – and the music is as evocative and smokey as the title and the cover! Jeri Southern's never sounded so good – working here with Lennie Hayton on a set of sad songs of lost love – and the album's proof that she could really be a great jazz-styled singer when she wanted to be. The whole thing's got a great sense of class, poise, and bubbling under sexuality that's probably best summed up by Jeri's pose on the cover! Titles include "Detour Ahead", "Yesterdays", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "Deep In A Dream", "I Must Have That Man", and the sublime "Coffee Cigarettes Memories". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Coffee, Cigarettes & Memories ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Joe WilliamsMan Ain't Supposed To Cry (Label M pressing) ... CD
Roulette/Label M, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A vocal jazz classic – finally out on CD! Joe Williams had come to great fame as the singer with the Basie band during the 50s, but this beautiful album is unlike his usual work with the group – and shows a sophisticated vocal side of Joe that's really amazing. The album was arranged by Jimmy Mundy, with lush backings that bring out a sensitive side to Joe's rich voice – heartbreaking on most tracks, as you'd probably guess by the album's title. The mix of ballads features a few familiar numbers from the late 50s, plus some real charmers from earlier years that Joe reinterprets on his own level. Titles include "What's New?", "A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry", "Say It Isn't So", "Can't We Talk It Over?", "I'm Through With Love", and "I'll Never Smile Again". A wonderful treasure from the years when Roulette was cutting some of the most sophisticated vocal sessions in America! CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Johnny DankworthCollaboration ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A slightly more serious affair from Brit jazzman Johnny Dankworth – and a set that points towards some of the soundtrack albums he'd cut in the 60s! There's a modern jazz-meets-classical feel here – as Dankworth's larger group of players is augmented by some fuller strings from the London Philharmonic – blended together surprisingly well, so that Johnny's hip modernists fall right into play with the orchestrations! Group members include Peter King on alto sax, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Tony Russell on trombone, Kenny Clare on drums, and Dudley Moore on piano – and titles include the extended compositions "Ebony Concerto" – which features guest work from Ronnie Ross on baritone and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet – plus "Rendezvous" and "Improvisations For Jazz Band & Symphony Orchestra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams.)

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✨✧ Johnny RichardsJohnny Richards – Mosaic Select (Annotations Of The Muses/Wide Range/Experiments In Sound/Rites Of Diablo/My Fair Lady My Way/Aqui Se Habla ... CD
Capitol/Roulette/Mosaic, 1955/1957/1958/1964/1966. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
More than a decade's worth of genius from arranger Johnny Richards – the long-overdue release of his seminal albums for Capitol, Roulette, and Legende Records from the 50s and 60s! Richards first came to fame working for Stan Kenton in the early 50s – and although is work is featured on some of Kenton's best-remembered albums, Richards also had a lot more tricks up his sleeve than he ever used with Stan – a good many of which are featured in this package! The albums run through modes that include modern big band arrangements, sparer tone poems in sound, hard-driving Latin tracks, and some especially nice high-concept pieces that still always manage to swing with the trademark Johnny Richards groove that was a real standout in the high modern years of the Kenton group. Package features a whopping 6 albums on 3 CDs – Annotations Of The Muses, Wide Range, Experiments In Sound, Rites Of Diablo, My Fair Lady My Way, and Aqui Se Habla Espanol – a total of 50 tracks in all, presented with the original liner notes and full session details! CD
(Out of print, numbered/limited edition. Slipcover has some light edgewear.)
 
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Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Kenny Dorham, and othersBirdland Stars On Tour Vol 1 ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A really great little live jazz date from the mid 50s – one that features a unique pairing of east and west coast players, working together as part of a Birdland Stars package tour! The group's an exceptionally balanced one – with players who are all strong enough to work together seamlessly, but who each bring together something different to the date – especially in the blend of west coast cool and east coast hot that comes up during some of the horn passages! Trumpets are by Kenny Dorham and Conte Candoli, tenor by Al Cohn, alto by Phil Woods, piano by Hank Jones, bass by John Simmons, and drums by Kenny Clarke – and with a balance like that, there's probably a bit more "east" than "west" on the set – but that's ok with us! The style is similar to some of the RCA work cut by Cohn or Woods, but a lot more open overall – tracks that are looser and less arranged, with some really great room for solos. Titles include "Phil Er Up", "Roulette", "Last Lap", and "Minorin The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with the deep groove.)

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Maynard FergusonDues (aka Color Him Wild) ... CD
Mainstream/Legacy, Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
A tight little set that's never too wild – given the sharpness that trumpeter Maynard Ferguson can bring to the way he arranges a group! The album's one from a lost point between the two bigger recording moments of Ferguson's career, and has a sound that steps off nicely from his Roulette Records sessions – that same sense of modern recreation of large ensemble modes – with a very strong sense of color and tone, and an inherent rhythmic energy that still never gets in the way of the bolder flourishes of the players! Musicians include Willie Maiden on tenor, Lanny Morgan on alto and flute, Don Rader and Nat Pavone on trumpets, Rob McConnell on valve trombone, and Mike Abene on piano – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Macarena", "Airegin", "Tinsel", "Three More Foxes", and "This Nite". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny HartmanAnd I Thought About You ... CD
Roost/EMI, 1958. Used ... $5.99
An obscure set from Johnny Hartman – cut in the years before his more famous Impulse recordings, and with a mellower, lusher sound that casts his incredible vocals in a warm romantic setting! The orchestrations are by the little-known Rudy Traylor, and have a full feel that's similar to other Roost and Roulette vocal sessions of the time – a bit jazz, but also with these darker, moodier corners that are perfect for late-nite listening – and which put those rich Hartman vocals in really sublime territory. Johnny serves up a sad-tinged batch of tunes that includes "Little Girl Blue", "But Beautiful", "Long Ago & Far Away", "I Should Care", "To Each His Own", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker on booklet cover & stamp on CD .)

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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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✨✧ Clickettes/FashionsClickettes Meet The Fashions – Their Complete Dice Recordings Plus Later Sides ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Hal GalperInner Journey ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Hal Galper may be on an inner journey here – but he works with plenty of outward flow – really stepping out in an acoustic trio setting with the same sort of vibe that he brings to his work on Fender Rhodes! The lineup here is a bit unusual – as Dave Holland makes a surprise appearance on bass, alongside Bill Goodwin on drums – both very dynamic players who are a great match for Hal's work in the lead – especially when he's working these long-flowing chord progressions that are really beautiful – filled with soul and spirit, and very powerful throughout! Titles include "Inner Journey", "Invitation to Openness", "Joy Ride", "Taking The Coltrane", and "Wandering Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Roulette sticker and initials in pen.)

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✨✧ Bobby LewisMumblin, Tossin, & Turnin ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful overview of the early career of Bobby Lewis – a pre-soul singer who recorded for a variety of different labels, and always managed to pack a hell of a punch! Bobby can have a very dynamic vocal approach when he wants – a sometimes-explosive approach that paves the way from jump blues through R&B into soul – and the tracks here follow a similar trajectory, and start with early work for Chess, Mercury, Spotlight, and Roulette – before moving into the early 60s material for Beltone Records that's perhaps some of Lewis' best-known material. Throughout the 27 track set, there's a real love for an upbeat, playful tune – the kind of work that would be more strongly associated with the New Orleans scene in the 60s, even though Bobby's roots are in the midwest. Titles include two versions of his early hit "Mumbles Blues" – plus "Tossin & Turnin", "Oh Mr Somebody", "Solid As A Rock", "Turn Over A New Leaf", "Cry No More", "One Track Mind", "Yay Yay I Feel So Gay", "A Man's Gotta Be A Man", "Yes Oh Yes It Did", "Boom A Chick Chick", and "I'm Tossin & Turnin Again". CD
 
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RoulettesRoulettes ... LP
Takoma, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a promo sticker and a lightly bent corner.)

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VariousOn The Detroit Beat – Motor City Soul UK Style 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
British rock, but with plenty of soul – as these artists were some of the first in the world to be influenced by the sound of early Motown Records – then set about trying to create their own strand of Detroit soul! The influence of Motown on the sound of so many other scenes has been well documented over the years – but this cool little set gets right to the heart of the matter – by representing the kind of British singers and groups who were some of the first to revel in the spirit of Berry Gordy and his creations – then find a way to move things forward with new recordings of their own! As always with Ace Records, the set is way more than just music – as there's a big booklet of notes, with details on all the many tracks and artists – a double dozen selection, with tracks that includes "Sweet Thing" by Georgie Fame, "Mickey's Monkey" by The Hollies, "No 1 In Your Heart" by Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, "Heat Wave" by Beverley Jones & The Prestons, "One Of These Days" by Guy Darrell, "I Want To Go Back There Again" by Bill Kenwright & The Runaways, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by Elkie Brooks, "I'll Be Doggone" by Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas, "As Long As I Know He's Mine" by Julie Grant, "Money" by The Undertakers, "I Want A Love I Can See" by John Leyton & The LeRoys, "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" by The Roulettes, "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Spencer Davis Group, "You Really Got A Hold On Me" by Small Faces, "Never Leave Your Baby's Side" by Tony Jackson, "No Good Without You" by The Birds, and "Let's Go Somewhere" by Beryl Marsden. CD
 
 
 



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