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Roy BuddDiamonds (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Pye/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1976. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99
A very cool double 7" package – one that's filled with six cuts from the great crime film Diamonds! Heist films always provided some of the best soundtracks of the 70's, and this one (starring Robert Shaw and Richard Roundtree, and issued in the US as Diamond Shaft) is no exception! Roy Budd rises to the groovy occasion and scores some excellent moments that match a light orchestral sound with a throbbing electric bass and percussion underground – in a style that's like Lalo Schifrin's best work from the time. The Three Degrees sing lead vocals on "Diamonds Theme" – and other titles include "The Thief", "Diamond Fortress", Thief On The Prowl", "I Think I'm Being Followed", and "A Handful Of Games (edit)". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy BuddInternecine Project ... LP
Pye/Trunk (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $29.99
That's an angry-looking James Coburn on the cover – a tipoff that you're in for something really special on the record – one of the best-ever soundtracks from the mighty Roy Budd, the man who also gave the world the superb score for Get Carter! There's a few elements here that echo the music for that famous film – including some inventive percussion, moody basslines, and a great use of space – and the lineup of musicians features some surprising contributions from important British jazz artists – including Kenny Baker on trumpet and Tubby Hayes on tenor, Frank Barber on percussion, and Jeff Clyne on bass – plus Roy himself on Fender Rhodes, clavinet, harpsichord, and piano! This is the first-ever extended presentation of music from the soundtrack, a superb treat throughout – with titles that include "Mr Easy", "Death In The Shower", "Alright Alex", "Find A Solution", "The Deal", "Never Think Twice", "Waiting For Murder", "Main Theme", "Somebody's Going To Have To Kill Him", and "Borrowed Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BuddInternecine Project EP ... 7-inch
Pye/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99
A special EP version of this wonderful soundtrack from the great Roy Budd – a set that's got Roy on Fender Rhodes and clavinet – plus alto from Ronnie Scott, and some cool use of percussion by Frank Riccotti – in a way that's similar to the tablas on Budd's classic score for Get Carter! This limited 7" single release features eight of the best tracks from the album – "Would You Kill Me", "Alex's Apartmetn", "Elliot's Plan", "No Longer Your Problem", "Elliot's Plan Works, "Elliot Drives To Alex", "Elliot Is Dead", and "Clever David The Note Pad". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy BuddMan At The Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Caldera (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $26.99
An overlooked score from the great Roy Budd – one that we're not sure ever made it to vinyl back in the day – and which is presented here in a nicely expanded version! The music has that tense quality that made the non-groovy cuts from Budd's Get Carter score so great – and which was followed in some of his other early 70s soundtracks – which, like the music here, really shows a maturation away from the straighter jazz of Roy's roots – but still features the occasional piano solo (including electric) to remind us that he's a performer as much as a composer. There's a darkly moody vibe to many numbers – this current of sadness that's really beautiful, and which flowers often in a subtle way – on titles that include "Change Of Plan", "The Journey Continues", "Opening", "In The Woods", "Peeping Robin", "Mingle With Me", "Swept Up In Memories", "In The Office", and "Bossa Nova". CD features the bonus tracks "Pipe Tobacco", "You Can Never Trust A Friend", and "Demo Jingle". CD

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Roy BuddMarseille Contract (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beatball (South Korea), Mid 70s. New Copy ... About February 19, 2021
One of the rarest (and best) soundtracks by this master of the British espionage thriller! The score's got a driving 70's crime/cop sound to it in a lot of parts, with darkly crashing orchestral passages, augmented by strangely off-tune instruments in solo. You'll hear some cool little electronic whistling bits, some of Roy's fantastic piano playing, and even some very nice use of tablas, as in Roy's classic score to Get Carter. LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BuddStone Killer (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Pye/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1973. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99
A special double 7" package of one of the darkest Roy Budd scores ever – designed to accompany a brutal police film starring Charles Bronson! The main theme has a nice electronic sound that's kind of like the "Mystery Movie" theme from the 70s – then the score moves into some nicely moody regions that feature spare Fender Rhodes riffs underpinned by dark orchestral scoring! Occasional beats and jazzy rhythms move into the picture from time to time, and this 2 x 7" single set features seven cuts – "Main Title", "On The Trail", "Too Late", "Down Uptown", "Final Capture", "The Old Precinct", and "On The Move". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy BuddGet Carter (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1971. New Copy 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Brit soundtrack genius Roy Budd – an artist who started with his roots in jazz piano, but who really explodes here in a range of groovy styles! The main title is an incredible blend of Eastern percussion and moody jazz – and other cuts bring in some trippier elements, mixed with funkier bits and warmer moments – all at a level that have Budd even outdoing the best late 60s work by Lalo Schifrin! The keyboards are often at the forefront – either acoustic or electric – and the album's got so many groovy grooves, with such variety, it's got a feel that's much richer than the usual soundtrack set. Titles include "Love Is A Four Letter Word", "Carter Takes A Train", "Looking For Someone", "The Girl In The Car", "Livin Should Be This Way", "Manhunt", "Goodbye Carter", and "Hallucinations". This fantastic 3CD set is overflowing with greatness! First, the whole thing comes in a heavy book-style cover – with dozens of pages of notes, photos, and images from the film – and CD2 features 18 more rare mixes of songs from the film – a great addition to the 22 tracks on CD1 – making for a whopping 40 tracks in all. CD3 features 19 more Roy Budd grooves, mostly from soundtracks – songs that include "Mr Funker", "Diamond Fortress", "No Cooperation", "Cassette Jazz", "How Can We Run Away", "Fear Is The Key", "Who Needs Love Anyway", "Versailles Exit", and "Jazz It Up". CD
 
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Ben WebsterBen Webster & Associates ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $2.99
Classic late Webster material, recorded in a laidback setting for Verve, with associates that include Coleman Hawkins, Budd Johnson, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, and Les Spann. Side one is a very long version of "In A Mellow Tone", with a blowing session solo approach – and side two features shorter tracks like "Budd Johnson", "Young Bean", and "De Dar". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Ben Webster & Associates (Verve master edition) ... CD 8.99

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Ben WebsterBen Webster & Associates (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $8.99
Classic late Webster material, recorded in a laidback setting for Verve, with associates that include Coleman Hawkins, Budd Johnson, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, and Les Spann. Side one is a very long version of "In A Mellow Tone", with a blowing session solo approach – and side two features shorter tracks like "Budd Johnson", "Young Bean", and "De Dar". CD
(Out of print Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack.)
Also available Ben Webster & Associates ... CD 2.99
 
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Leroy's Buddy (Bill Gaither)I'm Behind The Eight Ball Now ... LP
Swingtime (Denmark), Mid 30s-Early 40s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Royal HouseCan You Party? (expanded 2 CD set) ... CD
Idlers/Warlock, Late 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Great work from one of our favorite house projects of the late 80s – Todd Terry's Royal House, a name that was associated with some great singles at the time! Terry's got a simple but effective way of laying out the beats – really splashing the drums, but getting past the harder, tinnier snare of a lot of the Chicago house of the decade. Instead, there's a soulfully flowing approach to the work that borrows nicely from the late Paradise sound, and which has a great way of dropping in small sonic elements that dance along beautifully in the grooves! Most tracks are undisputed mix classics from the early days of acid – and titles include "Can You Party", "Yeah Buddy", "Key The Pulse", "A Better Way", "The Chase", and "Party People". Expanded 2CD version also features 12 extra mixes – including "Can You Party (club)", "The Chase (extended)", "Yeah Buddy (extended)", "Get Funky (Long club adub)", "Key The Pulse (club rub dub rub)", "The Texican" by Orange Lemon, and "I Love You" by Drum & Bass. CD

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✨✧ Jack Wilson Quartet with Roy AyersCall Me – Jazz From The Penthouse ... CD
Century 67, 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from one of our favorite jazz duos of all time – pianist Jack Wilson and the young vibes genius Roy Ayers – working here back before his soul/funk fame of the 70s, in a completely different style! Ayers and Wilson only made a handful of records together back in the day – including important dates for Atlantic and Blue Note – and this set of unreleased live material from 1966 provides a much-needed addition to their short catalog of sides together – sublime modal jazz that we'd put right up there with anything else they ever did! Wilson is already a hell of a pianist on his own – one of the unsung greats of his generation, with a fantastic sense of flow and this mixture of lyricism and soulfulness that leads to all these very vivid moments and tonal explosions. Add Ayers to the mix, and you've really got something special – a vibes/piano pairing that sounds like nobody else – and which shows that even back before he worked with Herbie Mann, Roy was a tremendously unique player, destined for greatness. The group has a rock-solid rhythm duo – Buddy Woodson on bass and Von Barlow on drums – and titles include "Serenata", "Harbor Freeway 5pm", "Here's That Rainy Day", "CFD", "Pensativa", "Stolen Moments", "Nirvana", and "Call Me". CD

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✨✧ Jack Wilson Quartet with Roy AyersCall Me – Jazz From The Penthouse (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Century 67, 1966. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from one of our favorite jazz duos of all time – pianist Jack Wilson and the young vibes genius Roy Ayers – working here back before his soul/funk fame of the 70s, in a completely different style! Ayers and Wilson only made a handful of records together back in the day – including important dates for Atlantic and Blue Note – and this set of unreleased live material from 1966 provides a much-needed addition to their short catalog of sides together – sublime modal jazz that we'd put right up there with anything else they ever did! Wilson is already a hell of a pianist on his own – one of the unsung greats of his generation, with a fantastic sense of flow and this mixture of lyricism and soulfulness that leads to all these very vivid moments and tonal explosions. Add Ayers to the mix, and you've really got something special – a vibes/piano pairing that sounds like nobody else – and which shows that even back before he worked with Herbie Mann, Roy was a tremendously unique player, destined for greatness. The group has a rock-solid rhythm duo – Buddy Woodson on bass and Von Barlow on drums – and titles include "Serenata", "Harbor Freeway 5pm", "Here's That Rainy Day", "CFD", "Pensativa", "Stolen Moments", "Nirvana", and "Call Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing – limited to 1000 copies!)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich. Side one is a blowing session entitled "Jam Blues" and side two is the "Ballad Medley" stringing together bits of "Tenderly", "I've Got The World On A String", "What's New", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good","Don't Blame Me", "Imagination", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Body & Soul" and "She's Funny That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape along all of the seams and a spot of faded marker in the top right.)

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SandboyEchoes ... CD
Hinterland (Germany), 2005. Used ... $1.99
A great second chapter in the career of Switzerland's Sandboy – a collection that features a few key new songs, plus great remixes of work from the Wanderlust album and a few other Sandboy remixes of other work! The remixes alone are worth the price of admission – because they expand the original Sandboy groove with a variety of spacey soul touches that we really like – but the new tracks really top off the set even more, and are a great reward to all of us who have been waiting for more material! New tracks include "Call Out" with Randolph Matthews on vocals and "Common Cause" with Clara Hill – and remixes include "Lua Nua (Smiles Ahead three trees rmx)", "Les Eclairs (Leroy Schlimm rmx)", "Written In The Leaves (Break Reform rmx)", "BSB (Gerd's 4lux rmx)", and "Viver (Butti 49 re-fusion)" – plus remix tracks "So Real (Sandboy rmx)" by Gerd with Vanessa Freeman and "Brain Mousse (Sandboy's moisturizing rmx)" by Plastyc Buddha. CD
(Out of print.)

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Art TatumBest Of Art Tatum ... CD
Pablo, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Art Tatum with Louie Bellson, Red Callender, Benny Carter, Buddy De Franco, Bill Douglass, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller & Ben Webster. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKickin Presents Mighty Mainstream – DJ's Choice 1965 to 1973 ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A really fantastic collection of funky jazz from the Mainstream Records label – a funky powerhouse that was maybe only second to CTI in the early 70s – and which had a great way of moving forward older soul jazz players to a sweet electric sound for the new generation! The choice of cuts here is superb – some of our favorites from Mainstream, including a lot of lesser-known gems from their more obscure LPs – packed in a collection that runs for nearly 80 minutes in length, with never a letup on the funky moments! Titles include "El Torro Poo Poo" by Charles Kynard, "Red Clay" by Jack Wilkins, "House Of The Rising Funk" by Afrique, "Naima" by Charles McPherson, "Equipoise" by Roy Haynes, "Quadrivium" by Hadley Caliman, "Mambo Au Go Go" by Joe Cain, "Hot Peppers" by Mauricio Smith, "Mi Hermano" by Blue Mitchell, "Inner City Blues" by Sarah Vaughan, "M'Bassa" by Lamont Johnson, "The Loud Minority (edit)" by Frank Foster, "Babylon" by Buddy Terry, and "Ain't Got Nobody" by Maxine Weldon. CD

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VariousMod Jazz Forever ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Crisply-tailored, yet soulful and groovy mod jazz from the 60s – a slew of great numbers by Byrdie Green, Johnny Lytle, Mark Murphy, Reuben Wilson, The Nightbeats, The Cals, Billy Larkin, Johnny Hammond Smith, Byrdie Smith and more! Lots of great stuff here, from names synonymous to moddish jazz and others that nicely fit that mold for a bit – cats like Buddy Guy, for instance. A sweet, sweet set from the passionate compilers at Kent UK! Includes "The Real Thing" by Troy Dodds, "Finders Keepers" by Floyd White, "Rod Run" by The Reuben Wilson Quartet, "Talkin' About Love" by Tobi Lark, "Screamin'" by Jack McDuff, "Double Love" by The Cals, "Tricky Too" by Gus Jenkins, "Fever" by Buddy Guy, "Work Song" by Clint Stacy, "My Beat" by George Stone, " It's Like Love" by Mark Murphy, "The Village Caller" by The Johnny Lytle Trio and more. CD

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VariousNight Out With Verve – Wining Dining Dancing & Romancing (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4CD ... $9.99
Includes tracks by Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Chet Baker, Count Basie, Buddy DeFranco, Fred Astaire, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Dinah Washington, and Mel Torme. CD
(Out of print. Still sealed, but shrink has some splits. Mark through slipcover spine and barcode.)

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VariousPrime Chops – Uptown Jumps & Downhome Shouts From The Vaults Of Blind Pig ... CD
Blind Pig, 1990. Used ... $4.99
Music from Big Daddy Kinsey & sons, Hubert Smith, Joanna Connor, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88s, Henry Gray, Roy Rogers, James Cotton, Snooky Pryor, Yank Rachell, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells & more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRed-Hot Rockabilly ... CD
Time Life/Warner, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
Includes 23 tracks from Roy Orbison, Warren Smith, Carl Perkins, Billy Lee Riley, Wanda Jackson, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Roy Hall, Charlie Feathers, and the Johnny Burnette Trio. CD

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton (BYG) ... LP
BYG, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Anthony Braxton's great records for BYG, and like the other one, a very cool session that has Braxton playing in a vibe that shows his AACM roots much more clearly than a lot of other sessions! He's playing here with a number of other Chicago expatriates – including Leo Smith on trumpet, Steve McCall on percussion, and Leroy Jenkins on violin – and between them, the four players handle a huge amount of string, reed, percussion, and keyboard instruments, switching off and on in a warmly experimental sound that characterizes the best work of the Chicago avant garde from the time. Tracks include "The Light On the Dalta", "Simple Like", and one of Braxton's weird symbol compositions. Ironically, this French session from the late 60s still stands as one of the best ways to witness the budding Chicago genius of the AACM! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny StittBest Of The Rest ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features work with Roy Brooks, Duke Jordan, Walter Davis, Barry Harris, Joe Newman and others. Tracks include "My Buddy", "Red Top", "I'll Walk Alone", "Sweet & Lovely", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "As Time Goes By" – 12 tracks in total. CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungMaster's Touch ... CD
Savoy, 1944/1949. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare Savoy album that compiles sides cut previously for the label by Pres – all apparently during the late 40s years, with players that include Roy Haynes, Junior Mance, Billy Taylor, Cozy Cole, Harry Edison, Buddy Tate, and others. Tracks are offered in master takes, and alternate ones – and titles include "Ghost Of a Chance", "Tush", "Circus In Rhythm", "Exercise In Swing", "Basie English", and "Salute To Fats". Great cover, too – with a guy painting a portrait of Pres! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRecords Records Records – Drowning In A Sea Of Cramps ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Further proof that the 7" single is a never-ending well of fantastic sounds – a vinyl hinterland where just about anything can happen – and where songs of all styles provide a mindblowing journey in music! This set follows the same spirit of the other Cramps-inspired collections on Righteous – and continues their deep deep dig into overlooked gems from the glory days of the indie single – a mix of R&B, raw instrumentals, gritty soul, offbeat rock, crazy pop, and lots lots more – served up in a set of 52 tracks that includes "Milk From The Coconut" by Johnny Gentle, "Rise Up & Walk" by Troy Dodds, "The Slib" by JC Davis, "Do The Whip" by Skip Cole, "Roundabout" by The Jaguars, "Pretty Baby" by The Vibes, "Bullfrog" by Johnny Moore & His New Blazers, "Haunted Sax" by The Night Caps, "Wooden Bird Twist" by Buddy Vincent, "Ghoshamody Whatabody" by Glen Goza, "Any Way You Wanta" by Harvey, and "Valley Of Tears" by Bobby Rebel. CD

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton (BYG) ... CD
BYG/Fuel, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Anthony Braxton's great records for BYG, and like the other one, a very cool session that has Braxton playing in a vibe that shows his AACM roots much more clearly than a lot of other sessions! He's playing here with a number of other Chicago expatriates – including Leo Smith on trumpet, Steve McCall on percussion, and Leroy Jenkins on violin – and between them, the four players handle a huge amount of string, reed, percussion, and keyboard instruments, switching off and on in a warmly experimental sound that characterizes the best work of the Chicago avant garde from the time. Tracks include "The Light On the Dalta", "Simple Like", and one of Braxton's weird symbol compositions. Ironically, this French session from the late 60s still stands as one of the best ways to witness the budding Chicago genius of the AACM! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Swings ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Argonne Thornton, Fred Lacey, Rodney Richardson, Lydell Marshall, Ted Brisco, Roy Haynes, Gene Di Novi, Chuck Wayne, Curley Russell, Tiny Kahn, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, John Lewis, Joe Shulman, Bill Clark, Gene Ramey & Jo Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy JohnsonSouthern Exposure/Troyon Swing ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1941. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Buddy ColletteNow & Then ... LP
Legend, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest records ever made by reedman Buddy Collette – a set that's a natural 70s extension for his great playing, and one that has us wondering why Buddy never recorded more albums in this style! The set has a number of great original tunes – played by Collette in a way that's often more spiritual and searching than anything he ever did in years past – a really brilliant mode that has him sparkling on flute, alto, and tenor – over relatively spare backings that often highlight gentle work on drums, and soulful basslines from Leroy Vinnegar and Red Callendar. Titles include "J Power Buzzard", "Andre", "Shatara", "Safari West", "Fun City", and "Veda". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cat AndersonEllingtonia (ALA pressing) ... LP
ALA, 1959. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Quite an obscure date from trumpeter Cat Anderson – done for the tiny Wynne label in 1959, and in a great small group approximation of the Duke Ellington spirit! Anderson's trumpet is set nicely in a very hip little group – with players who include Ray Nance on violin, Quentin Jackson on trombone, Budd Johnson on tenor sax, Rudy Powell on alto, Leroy Lovett on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums. The tracks are mostly Ellington standards, but are often done with a looser sort of feel than familiar takes – more small combo and open, in a way that really makes us appreciate Cat's skills for putting the set together. Titles include "Like Dig", "Chelsea Bridge", "The Mexican Bandit", "Lovelinnessence", "Between Some Place Goin No Place", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear, a sticker spot, and some splitting in the top seam.)

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Black IvoryFeel It (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory vocal arrangements that shoot this one so high into the stratosphere. Feel It was the first album in a few years from the group, marking a bit of transition in styles from the earlier, more ballad-heavy approach, but it carries that genuinely emotional vibe really, really well. An album we've always dug, but love even more after revisiting it – we think you'll love it, too! Includes the vocal and instrumental versions of "Daily News", plus the cuts "Warm Inside", "Feel It", "Will We Ever Come Together", "You're What's Been Missing From My Life", "Love, Won't You Stay" and "All In A Day's Love". CD

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Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 16.98
A brilliant mix of soul and jazz from the legendary Norman Connors – a key album in breaking Norman out back in the 70s – and a record that's still pretty darn perfect all these many years later! You can hear Connors' deep roots throughout the set – but they're often used towards a more sophisticated soul agenda, too – blending in elements of jazz vocals and modern R&B, at a level that so many other artists would copy in years to come – but which Norman virtually helped invent with this landmark album! There's some mellow moments on the record that are every bit as wonderful as the funky ones – some laidback tracks that feature sublime vocals from Jean Carn, pre-Philly – and which also really introduce the soul side of Michael Henderson – an artist who most folks had previously known as a bass player. Connors mixes the funky and the smooth at a level that rivals the best Roy Ayers material of the same time – and titles include the massive hit "Valentine Love" – plus "Saturday Night Special", "Kwasi", "Dindi", "Akia", "Skin Diver", and a sweet version of "Maiden Voyage"! CD features bonus 7" mixes of "Saturday Night Special" and "Valentine Love". CD

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VariousReal Thing – The Songs Of Ashford, Simpson, & Armstead ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Mindblowing music from the trio of Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Jo Armstead – most of it composed and recorded in New York during the mid 60s – before Armstead left for the Chicago scene, and Ashford & Simpson went to work for Motown in Detroit! The three writers have a really beautiful way of putting over a tune – fresh lyrics that are perfect for the budding soul generation of the 60s – and which often get some production work from the members of the trio too, especially on some of the tracks here that were issued by Wand Records. The package does a perfect job of unearthing these early years – pulling together compositions by the three (and occasionally just by Ashford & Simpson) – and illuminating this period with notes that are as thorough as the selection of tracks on the set. Titles include "Dance Children Dance" by Mary Love, "The Shoe Won't Fit" by Betty Everett, "Look Away" by The Shirelles, "Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby" by The Crystals, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Sandy Nelson, "Please Little Angel" by Doris Troy, "The Real Thing" by The Chiffons, "Smokie Joe's" by The Jewels, "Say It Again" by Marie Knight, "Looky Looky" by Candy & The Kisses, "Mr Creator" by The Apollas, "You're Absolutely Right" by Tina Britt, "I'm Satisfied" by Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown, "Cry Like A Baby" by Aretha Franklin, "Same Old Feeling" by Jo Ann & Troy, "Only Your Love Can Save Me" by Betty LaVette, and "Love Ain't What It Used To Be" by The Diplomats. CD

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✨✧ Conte CandoliLittle Band Big Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record – and the kind of rare LA bop session that got totally lost because it was never packaged properly! This obscure set was issued by the Crown label under a number of names – both the Conte Candoli All Stars and Vince Guaraldi – and the group includes Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Vince Guaraldi, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey – all playing with a fantastically tight and incredibly soulful bop groove, of the sort you always hear them credited for, but which you can never find on any of their snoozy more famous records. Vince Guaraldi plays some incredibly soulful piano, in a manner that's very different than his Fantasy recordings – and he's playing here with a killer group of LA players who deliver some of their finest recorded work! Trust us, the session's a gem – and it's one of those you can put on and surprise your friends, and yourself! Tracks include "Muggin The Minor", "Mambo Diane", "Macedonia", and "Little David". CD
 
 
 



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