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CzarfaceCzarmageddon (with bonus trading cards) ... LP
Silver Age, 2022. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99 31.99
There's no Czarmageddon here – as the album's hardly an end game, and instead seems to have Czarface rising up again with a new sort of power and pride! Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric seem to really earn their superhero status here – coming on with a quality that almost makes the whole thing effortless – as they unite the classic energy of their roots with the kind of freshness that's made previous projects so great! Kool Keith makes a guest appearance on "Fearless & Inventive" – and other titles include "Bob Laczar", "Splash Page", "Walk Through Walls", "The Czarlaac Pit", "Can It Be", "Czarv Wolfman", "Logan 5", and "Nu Mutantes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus trading cards!)

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Czarface & MF DoomSuper What? ... LP
Silver Age, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
MF Doom left our planet all too soon, and he left behind a great legacy of music, too – including a previous collaboration with the Czarface collective, nicely matched by this posthumous set! The balance here is great, and the set brings the metal man of mystery into great play with his collaborators and guests who include DMC, Kendra Morris, and Del The Funky Homosapien – all coming together on an album that's every bit as fun as the first time around, and maybe even more essential, given that we're not going to hear that much more from the unissued archives of MF Doom. Titles include "This Is Canon Now", "So Strange", "Young World", "Mando Calrissian", "Doom Unto Others", "The King & Eye", and "Czarwyn's Theory Of People Getting Loose". LP, Vinyl record album

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Czarface (Inspectah Deck + 7L & Esoteric)Fistful Of Peril ... LP
Silver Age, 2016. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Action-packed post millennium hip hop from Czarface – the increasingly impressive team of Wu veteran Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric! Czarface's style is fresh take on some the wilder underground/grindhouse cinema, comic books and otherwise fantastically-inspired hip hop of Wu Tang Clan, MF Doom, Dr. Octagon, etc. – heavy on the distinctive, though classic rap inspired craft of Deck & Esoteric, though – feeling real, raw and of their own strong devices. DJ 7L's production is big sound and raw at the same time, a rock solid foil for the rhymes of the primary MCs and their guests. Includes "Electrical Level 1", "Two In The Chest", "Czar Wars", "Dust" with Psycho Les, "Revenge On Lizard City", "Dare Iz A Darkseid", "Tarantulas" feat Blackastan, "Sabers", "Talk That Talk", "All In Togehter Now", "Level Electric 1" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CzarfaceCzarmageddon ... CD
Silver Age, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's no Czarmageddon here – as the album's hardly an end game, and instead seems to have Czarface rising up again with a new sort of power and pride! Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric seem to really earn their superhero status here – coming on with a quality that almost makes the whole thing effortless – as they unite the classic energy of their roots with the kind of freshness that's made previous projects so great! Kool Keith makes a guest appearance on "Fearless & Inventive" – and other titles include "Bob Laczar", "Splash Page", "Walk Through Walls", "The Czarlaac Pit", "Can It Be", "Czarv Wolfman", "Logan 5", and "Nu Mutantes". CD
Also available Czarmageddon (with bonus trading cards) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Czarface & MF DoomSuper What? ... CD
Silver Age, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
MF Doom left our planet all too soon, and he left behind a great legacy of music, too – including a previous collaboration with the Czarface collective, nicely matched by this posthumous set! The balance here is great, and the set brings the metal man of mystery into great play with his collaborators and guests who include DMC, Kendra Morris, and Del The Funky Homosapien – all coming together on an album that's every bit as fun as the first time around, and maybe even more essential, given that we're not going to hear that much more from the unissued archives of MF Doom. Titles include "This Is Canon Now", "So Strange", "Young World", "Mando Calrissian", "Doom Unto Others", "The King & Eye", and "Czarwyn's Theory Of People Getting Loose". CD
Also available Super What? ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ CzarfaceOdd Czar Against Us ... LP
Silver Age, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wu Tang veteran Inspectah Deck and Boston hip hop heavies 7L & Esoteric return with thier comic book hero scale supergroup – a half decade after starting out at what you might've thought was a mere side project – delivering sharp work that in a just world would bring them Run The Jewels level success! Raw, fun stuff all the way. Includes "Bizarro", "Call Me", "Me's Company", "Dear Computer" with Kendra Morris, "Couch", "Problem With Frank", "Dog", "Double Dragon" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Donald ByrdByrd's Eye View ... CD
Transition/Universal (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A wailer! This rare 1955 album is one of Donald Byrd's first records as a leader – recorded for the tiny Transition label in Boston, but with a hardbop groove that's right up there with his early work for Savoy and Blue Note. The record is practically a Jazz Messengers session – as it features Art Blakey on drums, Horace Silver on piano, Hank Mobley on tenor, and Doug Watkins on bass – and it's also got the unique aspect of a two-trumpet frontline, as the young Joe Gordon joins Donald on the instrument for the session. Tracks are long and open-ended – with incredibly well-crafted playing that really keeps the set fresh, despite the young age of Donald at the time. Titles include "El Sino", "Doug's Blues", "Hank's Tune", and "Hank's Other Tune". CD

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Judy HenskeLittle Bit Of Sunshine Little Bit Of Rain ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Baby", "Silver Dollar", "Any Day Now", "Feeling Good", "The Other Side Of This Life", and "Some Of These Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, with a small drillhole. Cover has some yellowing from age, a drillhole through the center, and is bent and split at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Sonic YouthDaydream Nation ... LP
Enigma/Blast First, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $119.99
Sonic Youth at their best – bringing the earlier, noisier impulses into an anthemic rock realm with incredible results! Daydream Nation's legancy looms as heavily over the indie rock to come in the next 20-or-so years as much as any other album album we can think of...hell, just the first 2 songs do that – and it doesn't let up 'til the end. Perfection! Includes "Teen Age Riot", "Silver Rocket", "The Sprawl", 'Cross The Breeze", "Eric's Trip", "Total Trash", "Hey Joni", "Providence", "Candle", "Rain King" and the closing "Kissability" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK silver label pressing with Masterdisk/DMM etch, with white lined inner sleeves and without poster.)

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✨✧ Sonic YouthDaydream Nation ... LP
Goofin', 1988. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sonic Youth at their best – bringing the earlier, noisier impulses into an anthemic rock realm with incredible results! Daydream Nation's legancy looms as heavily over the indie rock to come in the next 20-or-so years as much as any other album album we can think of...hell, just the first 2 songs do that – and it doesn't let up 'til the end. Perfection! Includes "Teen Age Riot", "Silver Rocket", "The Sprawl", 'Cross The Breeze", "Eric's Trip", "Total Trash", "Hey Joni", "Providence", "Candle", "Rain King" and the closing "Kissability" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Daydream Nation ... LP 119.99
 
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✨✧ Purple ImagePurple Image (180 gram silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Map City/Tidal Waves, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A key album in the post-Hendrix tradition of funky black rock – and the only album ever recorded by Cleveland's Purple Image! The approach here follows nicely in the same territory worked by Funkadelic and Fugi in the early days – a heady, fuzzed-up blend of trippy guitars, heavy rhythms, and some nice sweeter soul touches – all in a mode that swings nicely between really messed-up tunes, and others with a lighter, more soul-based approach. Side two of the record is dominated by the great jamming track "Marching to a Different Drummer" – easily enough to rival anything on Funkadelic's Free Your Mind album – and other cuts include "Living In the Ghetto", "Why", "Lady", and "We Got To Pull Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on heaveyweight silver vinyl!)

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✨✧ Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing, with RVG Stereo stamp and ear. Includes the 25 Years Of Blue Note inner sleeve. Cover has light aging and some stains at the top right edge in back.)

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DMZDMZ (180 gram silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sire/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $35.99 38.99
DMZ's badass self-titled set for Sire from '78 – buzzsaw guitars, driving rhythms, manic vocals and eerie organs – an incredible combination of 60s garage inspiration and ferocious punk-era urgency! DMZ migh have been weird fit at a Sire label that at the time was struggling to get The Ramones and Richard Hell into the mainstream – but boy, is it ever worthy stuff! Includes "Mighty Idy", "Bad Attitude", "Watch For Me Girl", "Cinderella", "Don't Jump Me Mother", "Destroyer", "Out Of Our Tree", "Border Line", "Do Not Enter" and "From Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandDirt, Silver, & Gold ... CD
United Artists/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
A really great collection of work from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – a set that's a collection of mostly older tracks, but which also includes a dozen unissued numbers – all put together with that special flair that always made the group's mid-70s records so different than work of their contemporaries! In other words, this is hardly a lean "greatest hits" collection – and instead, the 3LP collection has bits from the first decade of the group's career coming together in all sorts of different ways – almost with the longform exploratory sense of Will The Circle Be Unbroken, and the playful interplay of their Stars & Stripes set – both expanded packages like this. There's many gems here in an array of styles – and titles include "Bayou Jubilee/Sally Was A Goodun", "Some Of Shelly's Blues", "Ripplin Waters", "You Are My Flower", "Creepin Round Your Back Door", "Sixteen Tracks", "Honky Tonkin", "Soldier's Joy", "Buy For Me The Rain", "Melissa", "Woody Woodpecker", "Cosmic Cowboy (part 1)", "Mother Earth Provides For Me", "Jamaica Lady", "Gavotte No 2", "All I Have To Do Is Dream", "Visiting An Old Friend", and "Win Or Lose". CD

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Horace SilverBlowin' the Blues Away (non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A killer session from Horace's famous quintet that included Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes – one of the group's earliest recordings for Blue Note – and also one of their best! The band had a unique mix of rootsy soul jazz playing and more exotic approaches to arranging, playing in a way that manages to bring jazz funk mind, even at this early of a point – along with more meditative compositions with incredible lyrical beauty. The album includes tracks that mix both of these styles – and titles include the title track, "Baghdad Blues", "Melancholy Mood", "Sister Sadie", "Break City", "St. Vitus Dance", and the lovely "Peace". CD
(Out of print.)

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Horace SilverSpotlight On Drums – Art Blakey – Sabu (non-RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1952/1953. Used ... $9.99
A seminal, yet unusual 50s Blue Note treasure! The album brings together a number of Horace Silver's great trio recordings from the early 50's, most of them with Art Blakey on drums, showing the fluid, rumbling genius that would later make him such a great leader. But the record also includes 2 tracks that don't even have Horace at all – and which feature duets between Art Blakey on drums and Sabu Martinez on conga, on the titles "Message From Kenya" and "Nothing But The Soul" – both tunes that have a highly percussive feel, and which were penned by Blakey. They're nice little percussion jams, and really take the material beyond typical 50s jazz and into beautiful beat-heavy territory – and they side nicely next to classic trio sides that include "Safari", "Ecaroh", and "Opus De Funk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamire WilliamsBut Only After You Have Suffered (silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
The first time we heard Jamire Williams, he was serving up an album of solo work on drums – but here, he's a completely different artist entirely – working at the helm of a large ensemble, and with the sort of jazz futurist spin and righteous vibe that makes this album a perfect fit for the International Anthem label! Jamire still plays drums, but he also delivers some vocals, keyboards, and samples – in a large lineup of guests who provide a range of different voices and instruments throughout the set – shifting beautifully with all sorts of messages and moods that bristle with even more urgency than we might have guessed! Titles include "Just Hold On", "Take Time Look Up", "Safe Travels", "Pause In His Presence", "When It Gets Dark", "For The Youth", and "Hands Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive silver vinyl pressing.)
Also available But Only After You Have Suffered ... CD 8.99

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VariousI Mean Alarmed – The Toulon Pedro Connect (silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
ORG, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition silver vinyl pressing – with 40 page booklet!)

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✨✧ Horace Silver with Andy BeyUnited States Of Mind Trilogy (That Healin Feelin/Total Response/All) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing document of righteous soul jazz – the full recordings for Horace Silver's United States Of Mind trilogy – done in collaboration with singers Andy and Salome Bey! The sound is completely different from Silver's work of the 60s – very righteous and message-oriented, with lyrics that often express social and political issues of the time – but which are delivered by the singers in a hip style that takes them far beyond their era – so much so, in fact, that all three albums are really only being appreciated to their fullest years later! Most of the recordings feature smaller combo instrumentation from groups that have Silver playing mostly electric piano – alongside musicians that include Randy Brecker, George Coleman, Houston Person, Idris Muhammad, Harold Vick, and Cecil Bridgewater – and overall, the tunes almost feel more like work that would have been issued on the Strata East label, instead of the usual Blue Note grooves of the time. Wonderful to have back out again – especially in this complete version, which features 28 tracks on 2CDs! Titles include "Big Business", "The Happy Medium", "Won't You Open Up Your Senses", "Soul Searchin", "All", "From The Heart Through The Mind", "Total Response", "Cause & Effect", "Wipe Away The Evil", and "Peace". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersSilver Vibrations ... CD
Uno Melodic/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost chapter in the career of genius soul/jazz/funk maestro Roy Ayers – a set that was only ever issued in the UK, and which is a great second part to his Lots Of Love album on the Uno Melodic label! This album features a few tracks from that gem, but in longer versions – mixed with other cuts that were never issued in the US at the time – all with that return to perfection that Roy found on Uno Melodic – which was his own label, and one of the few times in the 80s when he matched the brilliance of his 70s recordings on Polydor! Like those albums, the style here is tight and right in the pocket, but also full of meaning and message too – beautiful songs that are catchy, but far from commercial – funky, but never dance music in a conventional way. The set kicks off with a 7:20 minute version of "Chicago" – one of our favorite Roy Ayers songs ever, natch – and other cuts include "Smiling With Our Eyes", "Good Good Music", "Keep On Movin", "Silver Vibrations", "DC City", and "Lots Of Love". CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersSilver Vibrations ... LP
Uno Melodic/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost chapter in the career of genius soul/jazz/funk maestro Roy Ayers – a set that was only ever issued in the UK, and which is a great second part to his Lots Of Love album on the Uno Melodic label! This album features a few tracks from that gem, but in longer versions – mixed with other cuts that were never issued in the US at the time – all with that return to perfection that Roy found on Uno Melodic – which was his own label, and one of the few times in the 80s when he matched the brilliance of his 70s recordings on Polydor! Like those albums, the style here is tight and right in the pocket, but also full of meaning and message too – beautiful songs that are catchy, but far from commercial – funky, but never dance music in a conventional way. The set kicks off with a 7:20 minute version of "Chicago" – one of our favorite Roy Ayers songs ever, natch – and other cuts include "Smiling With Our Eyes", "Good Good Music", "Keep On Movin", "Silver Vibrations", "DC City", and "Lots Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Horace Silver6 Pieces Of Silver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The lyrical genius at his best – an early record from pianist Horace Silver, but one that already has him really defining that special sort of sound that made him really stand out from his contemporaries! The difference here is hard to put in words – but there's a careful ear for an unusual phrasing in a tune that Silver delivers throughout – not just on his own compositions and piano solos, but also in the way that he puts the whole group together – with stellar work from Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – all players who were about to become leaders and legends on their own, working here under fantastic guidance from Horace. Hayes is particularly great, and his warm drumming brings Silver's playing into a new range that still keeps a lot of his bop roots, but which also allows more room for the kind of flourishes that makes his recordings from this time so great. Titles include the classic "Senor Blues" – plus "Cool Eyes", "Shirl", "Camouflage", "For Heaven's Sake", "Virgo", and "Enchantment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Horace Silver6 Pieces Of Silver (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The lyrical genius at his best – an early record from pianist Horace Silver, but one that already has him really defining that special sort of sound that made him really stand out from his contemporaries! The difference here is hard to put in words – but there's a careful ear for an unusual phrasing in a tune that Silver delivers throughout – not just on his own compositions and piano solos, but also in the way that he puts the whole group together – with stellar work from Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – all players who were about to become leaders and legends on their own, working here under fantastic guidance from Horace. Hayes is particularly great, and his warm drumming brings Silver's playing into a new range that still keeps a lot of his bop roots, but which also allows more room for the kind of flourishes that makes his recordings from this time so great. Titles include the classic "Senor Blues" – plus "Cool Eyes", "Shirl", "Camouflage", "For Heaven's Sake", "Virgo", and "Enchantment". Includes 3 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverSilver N Wood ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Horace Silver – part of a great run of late 70s sides for Blue Note that unlock a whole new side of his soulful talents! The vibe here is different than the previous United States trilogy – still very righteous, with an overt message too – but served up in these wonderfully warm tones – with loads of great woodwind passages over these wickedly angular rhythms – grooves that are somewhat like those Silver first started forging on his 27th Man album! The arrangements are sublime – and on some cuts handled by Silver, but orchestrated by Wade Marcus – with players who include Tom Harrell on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, Buddy Collette and Fred Jackson on flutes, and Jerome Richardson on soprano sax. The rhythm section is key, too – and features Ron Carter on bass and Al Foster on drums! Side one features "The Tranquilizer Suite" – with passages that icnlude "Keep On Getting Up", "Time & Effort", and "Perseverance & Endurance" – and side two includes the excellent "The Process Of Creation Suite" – with "Motivation", "Activation", and "Assimilation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Silverio PessoaBatidas Urbanas/Projeto Microbio Do Frevo ... CD
Independente (Brazil), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great solo album from the former leader of Cascabulho – one of the Recife groups that helped popularize the Mangue Beat of Chico Science! Here Pessoa cleverly adapts traditional frevo tunes – a brisk traditional dance form from the Northeastern state of Pernambuco – with a daring combination of dub and high-energy electronics. What makes the fusion successful, however, is Pessoa's clear love for the material and his refusal to let the adventurous arrangements sabotage the essential ebullience of the tunes, which percolate with fast-strumming cavaquinhos, tight horn charts, and Carnaval-ready percussion breakdowns. The legendary Jackson do Panderio adds vocals on several tunes. Tracks include "Minha Marcacao", "Ta Como o Diablo Gosta", "Balanco Do Frevo", "Frevo Do Bi", and "Quebranguladas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Doug CarnAdams Apple ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". CD
Also available
Adams Apple (black vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99
Adams Apple (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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Doug CarnAdams Apple (black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Adams Apple ... CD 13.99
Adams Apple (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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Doug CarnAdams Apple (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Jazz/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. Used ... $34.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available
Adams Apple ... CD 13.99
Adams Apple (black vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Danny Dee (Lil Albert)Movin In ... LP
Silver Cloud/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A sweet mellow stepper from Danny Dee, aka Lil Albert – a singer who first got things going in the Hawaiian group Society Of Seven – but who hits some completely different, completely great territory here! The set was recorded in mid 70s LA, with arrangement and production by Ernie Freeman – and Albert's got backing from some of the cream of that scene's studio musicians, who bring some great jazzy touches to the music! There's definitely an ear here towards an AOR approach, but the result is more like the best indie mellow soul of the period – well-produced, but never overdone – nicely understated, in a way that makes the lead vocals sound completely sublime. Titles include "My Girl Friday", "Movin In", "Daydreamin", "Outrageous", "River Of Steel", "Loose Woman", and "Roads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)
Also available Movin In ... LP 34.99

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Danny Dee (Lil Albert)Movin In ... LP
Silver Cloud/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A sweet mellow stepper from Danny Dee, aka Lil Albert – a singer who first got things going in the Hawaiian group Society Of Seven – but who hits some completely different, completely great territory here! The set was recorded in mid 70s LA, with arrangement and production by Ernie Freeman – and Albert's got backing from some of the cream of that scene's studio musicians, who bring some great jazzy touches to the music! There's definitely an ear here towards an AOR approach, but the result is more like the best indie mellow soul of the period – well-produced, but never overdone – nicely understated, in a way that makes the lead vocals sound completely sublime. Titles include "My Girl Friday", "Movin In", "Daydreamin", "Outrageous", "River Of Steel", "Loose Woman", and "Roads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)
Also available Movin In ... LP 29.99

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Sonny RollinsSound Of Sonny ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – a record that really lives up to its title, as it shows the maturing tenorist really finding his own voice in jazz – a sound that's unlike any other! Rollins' Riverside work sometimes seems to get overlooked sometimes in light of his freer late 50s playing on other labels – but this album's a real standout that shows that even with familiar material, Sonny can make magic happen in the way he phrases a tune and places a solo. Sonny's working here with a group that includes some hard-edged piano from Sonny Clark and some wonderfully inventive rhythm from Roy Haynes on drums – but Rollins is the real star in this quartet setting – shining throughout, in a mode that's incredibly economical, yet which speaks volumes with every note! Titles include "Mangoes", "Cutie", "Just In Time", and "Every Time We Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove! NOTE: vinyl has some slight heat damage on the edge – a few spins in have some "thud" noises, then the rest is great. Cover has seam splitting on the spine and bottom.)

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Wayne WallaceEchoes In Blue ... CD
Spirit Nectar, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Features Brenda Boykin, Sheila E, Pete Escovedo, Michael Spiro, Ron Stallings, and others. Tracks include "Silver's Serenade", "The Bird", "Maiden Voyage", and the originals "Azure Moon" and "Santa Africana". CD

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VariousFire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 26.99
Some of the most righteous sounds ever recorded at the legendary Studio One label in Jamaica – 70s music that marks a time when the company was moving into some of the more thoughtful, meaningful lyrics that rose to prominence during the rasta generation! The shift is no surprise, given that Bob Marley once recorded for Studio One – but by the time of these tracks, Marley had risen to international fame on Island Records – helping to open the door for a huge new audience for the message and the music, which Studio One was only happy to address with great tracks like this! The set's every bit as great as the other collections from the label on Soul Jazz – handled with equally thoughtful track selection and detailed notes, to support an 18 track set that includes "Sufferation" by Trevor Clarke, "I Am A Revolutionist" by Freddie McGregor, "Burning In My Soul" by The Silvertones, "Mr Jolly Man" by Horace Andy, "Things & Time" by Wailing Souls, "Serious Thing" by The Gladiators, "So Many Problems" by The Viceroys, "Inner Peace" by Pablove Black, "Rock But Don't Fall" by Wailing Souls, "Jah Jah Fire" by Devon Russell, and "Give Me Back Me Language & Me Culture" by Im & Count Ossie. CD
Also available Fire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... LP 34.99

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VariousFire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 39.99
Some of the most righteous sounds ever recorded at the legendary Studio One label in Jamaica – 70s music that marks a time when the company was moving into some of the more thoughtful, meaningful lyrics that rose to prominence during the rasta generation! The shift is no surprise, given that Bob Marley once recorded for Studio One – but by the time of these tracks, Marley had risen to international fame on Island Records – helping to open the door for a huge new audience for the message and the music, which Studio One was only happy to address with great tracks like this! The set's every bit as great as the other collections from the label on Soul Jazz – handled with equally thoughtful track selection and detailed notes, to support an 18 track set that includes "Sufferation" by Trevor Clarke, "I Am A Revolutionist" by Freddie McGregor, "Burning In My Soul" by The Silvertones, "Mr Jolly Man" by Horace Andy, "Things & Time" by Wailing Souls, "Serious Thing" by The Gladiators, "So Many Problems" by The Viceroys, "Inner Peace" by Pablove Black, "Rock But Don't Fall" by Wailing Souls, "Jah Jah Fire" by Devon Russell, and "Give Me Back Me Language & Me Culture" by Im & Count Ossie. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... CD 19.99

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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... LP
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
A treasure trove of rare and unusual gospel recordings from the Memphis scene – work done for the tiny JCR imprint of the also-tiny D-Vine Records label – a real wellspring of under-discovered talent from the south! JCR was kind of the bush league for D-Vine – a custom label that let gospel acts press their own records, some of which were then pulled up to record for the main imprint – some of whom never fully got their due – a great assortment of soulful groups collected here for the first time ever! There's some really wonderful material here – and the set really shows that embrace of deeper soul styles that the gospel world was making in the late 60s on labels like Chess or Peacock, carried over strongly here with a very special Memphis sort of vibe. Titles include "Rock My Soul" by The Masonic Travelers, "Too Late Too Late" by The Chosen Wonders, "You Can't Hurry God" by The QCs, "In The Last Day" by The Hewlett Sisters, "Keep On Pushing" by The Calvary Nightingales, "Call On Him" by The Silver Wings, "Someone Who Cares" by The Dixie Wonders, "I Want To Move A Little Higher" by The Seven Souls, "Sinner Man" by The Bible Tones, "Every Knee Must Bow" by The Southern Nightingales, and "Just Over The Hill" by The Spiritual Harmonizers. LP, Vinyl record album
(A great package – in a very cool die-cut sleeve!)

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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story Vol 2 ... LP
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 20.99
Rare gospel gems that go way past the usual – tracks recorded for the small JCR label in Memphis during the 70s, but done with a stripped-down vibe that's much more like postwar gospel overall! Most of the acts here are pretty darn obscure – groups that were inspired by the spirit and burning with a message – driven to take their amazing vocal skills to the JCR/D-Vine studios, where they got a chance to immortalize their music on wax – even if bigger national sales didn't necessarily follow! The rootsiness of this music is wonderful – usually just vocals, a lead and harmony associations, backed by an instrument or two – but also handled with much more modern soul-based phrasing than work of this sort might have had a few decades before. As with the first volume, the quality level is amazing – the kind of killer gems that make digging for more obscure gospel music so rewarding – served up in a set list of 17 tracks that include "Man On The Moon" by The Breckenridge Singers, "I Thank You Lord" by The Stars Of Faith, "Be So Glad" by The Chosen Wonders, "Until My Days Are Done" by The Masonic Travelers, "Leaning On The Lord" by The Canton Spirituals, "Save Me Jesus" by The Sons Of Harmony, "Stand By Me" by The Dixie Wonders, "Little Wooden Church" by The Silver Trumpets, and "Never Grow Old" by The Bible Tones. LP, Vinyl record album
(A very cool package – in a die-cut cover, with booklet!)
Also available Last Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story Vol 2 ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Barry MilesScatbird ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer keyboards from the amazing Barry Miles – one of the lesser-known talents of the 70s jazz funk generation, but a heck of a great little player – especially on this album! The set has Barry playing both acoustic and electric keys – sometimes in a soaring, full-on mode that reminds us of bigger fusion stars from the time – sometimes in a warmer, more spacious approach – one that has a fair bit of spiritual soul in the mix! The rest of the group's a quartet – with John Abercrombie on guitar, Frank Tusa on bass, and Terry Silverlight on drums – and some of the best tracks on the record echo the "scatbird" title – and feature Miles vocalizing wordlessly along with his keys! This approach is heard on the cuts "Scatbird" and "Latina" – and other tracks include "Skeleton Dance", "Arrows & Eagles", "Life-Cycle", "Suburban Shuffle", and "First Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. NOTE – Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has surface wear, discoloration from age, a half split top seam, and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Doug CarnAdams Apple (orange & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive limited pressing on orange with black streaks vinyl!)
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Adams Apple ... CD 13.99
Adams Apple (black vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99
Adams Apple (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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✨✧ Ruthann FriedmanHurried Life – Lost Recordings 1965 to 1971 ... CD
Water, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful lost recordings from California folksinger Ruthann Friedman – probably best known as the author of The Association's hit "Windy", but a heck of a great artist on her own! The tracks here are all pulled from Ruthann's private tapes, and document not only her fantastic (yet under-discovered) talent – but also the fading glimmer of personally crafted folk music as the California scene of the 60s folded into the mainstream of the 70s. Many numbers often have a bit of a jazzy flourish – if not in the guitar, then in the vocal inflections – a style that's reminiscent of Joni Mitchell at her early best, but much more personal and intimate here. Titles include Friedman's own take on "Windy", plus "Sky Is Moving South", "Looking Glass", "Silver Bird", "Between The Lines", "Typical Sunday", "Hurried Life", and "That's All Right". Great package too – with notes on all the tunes by Ruthann! CD

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✨✧ Louis HayesCrawl – Live at Birdland ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
By the time of this set, drummer Louis Hayes already had a long legacy in jazz, which included work with Horace Silver on Blue Note – and he's still very much at the top of his game on this live session – working with a killer group that brings back some very soulful players from the 70s! The lineup is wonderful – Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Gary Bartz on alto, John Stubblefield on tenor and soprano, Mickey Tucker on piano, and Clint Houston on bass – all players who effortlessly fold together soulful swinging modes with larger spiritual ideas – stretching out on tracks that are nice and long, and which really take advantage of the live setting of the recording. Titles include "Blues In Five Dimensions", "Bushman Song", "Escape Velocity", "The Crawl", and "Run Before The Sun". CD

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✨✧ Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Courts The Count ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Shorty Rogers courts Count Basie – but he does so in a way that's definitely all his own! The material may have Basie roots, but the overall execution is Shorty at his early 50s best – in a way that makes the album one of his strongest for RCA at the time – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the great run of records! The lineup is filled with well-chosen players who fall together wonderfully under Shorty's leadership – Buck Clayton, Pete Candoli, and Harry Edison on trumpets – and reed work from Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank. The set swings with all the power of the Basie band, yet has all the wonderful arrangements we love from Rogers – and titles include "Basie Eyes", "Doggin Around", "Jump For Me", "Over & Out", and "Walk, Don't Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black and silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, clear tape holding the seams and spine, and a vintage shop sticker in back.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesDesert Island Survival Kit ... CD
Abkco, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "It's All Over Now", "2120 South Michigan Avenue", "The Spider And The Fly", "Get Off Of My Cloud", "Under My Thumb", "Think", "Ruby Tuesday", "Miss Amanda Jones", "Dandelion", "Jumping Jack Flash", "Salt Of The Earth", "You Got The Silver", "Monkey Man", "Midnight Rambler (Live)", and "Sympathy For The Devil (Live)". CD
(Promotional radio play release packaged in a slim sleeve which has a slight crease.)

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✨✧ VariousStrange World – Cosmic & Earthly Doo Wop & R&B From America & Jamaica ... LP
Pyramid/Mississippi, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the most stunning collections we've ever seen from Mississippi Records – a companion to their Cairo label of soul reissue sets, but with a special focus on vocal group material! The package alone is incredible – a hefty 2LP set, with this amazing 42 page booklet of 12" x 12" notes in the middle – full of deep details on all the music, and overflowing with photos of giants like Sun Ra, Lee Perry, and many others! Yet the music is even better – tracks that go way beyond standard doo wop that you might hear from the oldies scene – and instead really groundbreaking vocal work that begins in the 50s, and moves into some soul and rocksteady modes in the 60s! Titles include "Oh Blues" by The Prehistorics, "So Blue" by The Vibrations, "The Storm" by The Vitones, "Sweet Breeze" by Vernon Green & The Phantoms, "Vibrations Of Man" by Sun Ra, "Chubby" by Bunny & Skitter, "I'm So Glad You Love Me" by Juanita Rodgers, "Never Reach Perfection" by Chris Kenner, "My Love" by Jessie Hill, "Wages Of Love" by The Wailers, "Magic" by The Ideals, "Strange Is Love" by The Marquis, "Feel Alright" by The Silvertones, "Dreaming" by The Cosmic Rays, and "You Made Me Warm" by The Sharks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 42 pages of full color 12" X 12" liner notes bound in a gatefold LP.)

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✨✧ Terje RypdalWhenever I Seem To Be Far Away ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic early record by one of the true guitar geniuses of the 70s – and a set that shows why even at ECM, Terje Rypdal could still sound unlike anybody else in his generation! Side one features a quintet working through two very striking tunes – a bit noisy and funky at times, atmospheric at others – filled with freaky lines from Rypdal on guitar! Other players include Pete Knutsen on mellotron and electric piano, Odd Ulleberg on French horn, Sveinung Hovensjo on basses, and Jon Christensen on percussion – and the group plays the tunes "Silver Bird Is Heading For The Sun" and "The Hunt". Side two features a very different mode – the title track "Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away" – billed as an "image for electric guitar, strings, oboe, and clarinet"! Rypdal's guitar is mixed with work from members of the Sudfunk Symphony – and the 17 minute track is a masterful showcase not just for Terje's guitar, but also for his large conceptions of music. CD

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Andy BeyPages From An Imaginary Life ... CD
High Note, 2014. Used ... $6.99
Andy Bey on piano and vocals, with no other support – still sounding great after all these many years on the planet – and still one of the most unique singers in jazz! The album's based on a set of familiar standards, structured into "pages" – at a level that almost gives the record a sense of narrative structure – but although the tunes are well-known, Bey's performances certainly aren't – as he manages to break down the rhythms and melodies in really unusual ways with his piano lines, then match their energy with his singing, which still has all the old angular inflections you'd know from his work with Horace Silver or Gary Bartz. At some level, the spareness and deep roots take us back to his work with the Bey Sisters – without them in place, obviously – although there's a much richer sense of life and world presence holding the music together here. Titles include "Dog Eat Dog", "My Foolish Heart", "Jealousy", "All That Glitters Is Not Gold", "Everything I Have is Yours", "Humor Keeps Us Alive", "Good Morning Heartache", "Love For Sale", and "Lover Come Back To Me". CD
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Charleston GrottoRaw Sewage ... CD
Everland (Austria), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Obscure late 70s material from Charleston Grotto – a long-running LA band who prefigured punk attitude with their work in the 60s, and who still sound pretty darn unique here even when the rest of the world was beginning to catch up! The music isn't exactly punk rock, but it's got a similar sense of f-you defiance – lyrics that are hardly going to get any radio play, and an all-attitude presentation that helps propel the group through some of their more offbeat moments – including some more complicated rhythms that almost have these guys hitting the wit of the world of Frank Zappa. Titles include "Back Biting Leeches", "Old Gene", "Sex Drive", "Screaming Cadavers", "Silver Lake", and "Slash My Wrists". CD

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Eva CortesTodas Las Voces ... CD
Truth Revolution, 2021. Used ... $3.99
Rich-voiced work from singer Eva Cortes – a vocalist who expresses herself both in English and Spanish, and gets wonderfully warm backing from a lineup that includes Roman Filiu on tenor, Doug Beavers on trombone, Elio Vilafranca on piano, and Christian McBride on bass! There's a sparkle to the record that really belies McBride's presence on the date – and the music is a really great extension of an older jazz vocal mode – not in the Cuban jazz style that you'd usually hear with Spanish-language lyrics, although there's also plenty of nice Latin percussion on the date from Luisito Quintero too. Titles include "Hills of Silver", "Gracias A La Vida", "Out Of Words", "Let Me Believe", "Peace", "Bird On A String", and "Cancion Con Todos". CD

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Echo & The BunnymenOcean Rain (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
Echo & The Bunnymen at the height of their powers – able to deliver music that's as majestic as it is moody, and which nicely avoids all the cliches of the artists the group influenced in years to come! There's subtle use of strings that really give the record a fantastic vibe – one that sets it apart from some of the thinner Britpop stylings of the period, and which also seem to encourage some psychedelic sensibilities – but again, not at a level that's as easy or slavish as some of the rest. Ian McCulloch's vocals are tremendous – heard to famous effect on the classic "The Killing Moon" – but great throughout, on other titles that include "Ocean Rain", "My Kingdom", "Thorn Of Crowns", "Crystal Days", "Silver", and "The Yo Yo Man". LP, Vinyl record album
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Electric PrunesThen Came The Dawn – The Complete Recordings 1966 to 1969 (Electric Prunes/Underground/Mass In F Minor/Release Of An Oath/Good Old Rock & Roll/Shadows/Stockholm 67/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Reprise/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $54.99 74.99
A huge collection of work from one of the most enigmatic groups of the 60s – all of their classic albums for Reprise, plus rare material too! First up is the self-titled Electric Prunes set, in stereo and mono - an early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries – and although David Axelrod's not working with them on the record, there's still lots of dark corners and sharp edges – really thoughtful sounds that are spun out wonderfully on fuzzy guitars and organ, with some nicely subtle drums in the rear. Tracks include "I Has Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", "Try Me On For Size", "Get Me To the World On Time", "About A Quarter To Nine", and "Luvin". Next are mono and stereo presentations of Underground – a record that has the Electric Prunes are arranging themselves, and have production from Dave Hassinger. The tracks are shorter than on some of their Axelrod albums, but they're also showing a sophistication that makes the material really compelling – mixing together psyche and garage roots into a sophisticated document that points at the tremendous growth that was going on around them in the rock world. Tracks include "The Great Banana Hoax", "Wind Up Toys", "Dr. Do-Good", "Hideaway", and "Capt. Glory". Next are stereo and mono versions of Mass In F Minor – a beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul – all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". Release Of An Oath is the second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes – and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session – and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm – putting together the set in a way that's quite similar to his own solo albums over at Capitol! As with those, there's a bold, spacious sort of instrumentation here – richly orchestral, but also quite funky at times – punctuated by great drums from Earl Palmer, bass from Carol Kaye, keyboards from Don Randi, and guitar from Howard Roberts – who's really tripping out nicely here! The work uses the Jewish Kol Nidre mass as its conceptual locus – but really takes off with plenty of tripped-out Axelrod flourishes that make the whole thing a fair bit more psychedelic than anything you'd ever hear in temple. Titles include "Holy Are You", "The Adoration", "Our Father, Our King", "Kol Nidre", and "General Confessional". On Just Good Old Rock & Roll, The Electric Prunes get back to basics – as you might guess from the title – shaking off some of the larger, more ambitious modes of their albums with David Axelrod, yet still retaining a nicely trippy sound overall! The lineup of the group has shifted a bit – hence their billing as "the new improved" Electric Prunes – but although things are stripped-down and simple, there's still some amazing music on the record – a blend of guitar, flute, organ, and vocals that flows along wonderfully with some unusual sounds that we wouldn't expect! And while there's certainly a bit of "good old rock and roll" going on here on a few more straightforward songs, it's not like the album's Let It Be or anything like that – because the group are really more just getting back to the garagey psych of their roots, but doing it a bit better than before! Titles include "Sell", "14 Year Old Funk", "Love Grows", "Giant Sunhorse", "Silver Passion Mine", "Sing To Me", "Tracks", and "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers". CD then features two more CDs – CD5 is shadows, with 19 rare tracks, including singles and even a radio spot – and CD6 features their famous live set from 1967, recorded in Stockholm – plus four demo recordings by Jim & The Lords. CD

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Stan GetzCool Jazz – Stan Getz & His Tenor Sax ... LP
Hall Of Fame Jazz Greats, Early/Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Wonderful early work by Stan – originally recorded for the Roost label, then compiled here for the Jazztone LP series. The sides are by Getz's quartet or quintet, the groundbreaking assemblage that featured Jimmy Raney on guitar, whose icy clear tone was a perfect counterpart for Getz's sweet breathy work on the tenor. The quality of the material is really great – and other sidemen are also first rate, including Horace Silver, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes and Walt Bolden. 12 tracks in all, including "Yvette", "Wildwood", "Melody Express", "Penny", "Potter's Luck", "Split Kick", "Rubberneck", "Mosuito Knees", "Sweetie Pie", "Hershey Bar", "Tootsie Roll", and "For Stompers Only" LP, Vinyl record album

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Helen GraycoLady In Red ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $28.99
An overlooked 50s vocal session on Verve – one that has the lovely Helen Grayco really hitting some great notes for the label! Helen's a singer trained in jazz modes from earlier years, and she sparkles here with a mature style that's really great – all-woman, in ways that match the red-tinged image on the cover – lusty undertones that bubble up from underneath, almost with the seduction of a singer you might find on the screen in a classical Hollywood film. The arrangements aren't credited, but are pretty great throughout – often with slight Latin or exotic touches that further underscore the seductive feel of the set – setting up Grayco beautifully as she comes in for the kill. Titles include "Perfida", "The Moon Was Yellow", "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas", "Them There Eyes", "The Hour Of Parting/The Lady In Red", "Besame Mucho", and "Temptation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some tape on the top seam, which is also split – plus some light wear.)

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Waylon JenningsFolk Country/Leavin Town/Waylon Sings Ol Harlan/Nashville Rebel ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Four fantastic early albums from Waylon Jennings – all served up in a single package! First up is Folk Country – a mid 60s classic from Waylon Jennings – cut for RCA at a time when the singer was really beginning to find his own style! While not really a folk album, the use of the word in the title is maybe key to an understanding of Waylon's approach here – as he's already trying to go past the conventions of mainstream country music, and maybe bring in some of the depth of material and presentation that you'd be more likely to find from a folk singer – but all while still staying very true to the country music core that would hold strong over the decades! There's some great material on the album – and titles include "Another Bridge To Burn", "Cindy Of New Orleans", "I Don't Mind", "What Makes A Man Wander", "Look Into My Teardrops", and "Down Came The World". Leavin Town is a record with a really fantastic sense of spirit – from the rough-around-the-edges look of Waylon Jennings on the cover, to the album's presentation of music that really shows the deeper style of the singer at the start – tunes of yearning and searching that still sound fantastic all these many years later! The production is still somewhat in the Nashville RCA mode, but there's also some deeper currents that seem as if they're trying to pull in some of the hipper side of the scene too – served up nicely on titles that include "Leavin Town", "Anita You're Dreaming", "Doesn't Anybody Know My Name", "I Wonder Just Where I Went Wrong", "Time Will Tell The Story", "Baby Don't Be Looking In My Mind", and "Time To Bum Again". Next up is Wayon Sings Ol Harlan – a tribute to songwriter Harlan Howard! As with the best of his contemporaries, Waylon Jennings was always ready to acknowledge how important a good songwriter was to his music – definitely the case here on this late 60s tribute to the work of Harlan Howard! Howard wasn't the biggest star in the studio himself, but he gave key songs to a number of country acts in the 60s – and the rock-solid quality of his songs makes the album a real standout in the early RCA catalog of Waylon Jennings – a no-filler collection that's filled with gems that include "Sunset & Vine", "Busted", "Woman Let Me Sing You A Song", "She's Gone Gone Gone", "In This Very Same Room", "Heartaches For A Dime", "Tiger By The Tail", and "The Everglades". Last up is Nashville Rebel – a pretty nice soundtrack from the mid 60s – featuring a mixture of vocal and instrumental tunes, sung by Waylon Jennings, who also stars in the film, and arranged by Chet Atkins, who's also producing the album. Waylon's in fine form, and often singing with a style that's more expressive than earlier records, maybe because of his presence on the screen – and the instrumentals are great too – with kind of a honky tonk mod approach, similar to tracks you'd find in another groovy 60s soundtrack, but with a bit of a country twist. This means that you've got heavy twang in the guitar upfront, tightly snapping rhythms over a bit of strings, and a bit of organ or piano. Titles include "Lang's Theme", "Rush Street Blues", "Hoodlum", "Tennessee", "Silver Ribbons", "Nashville Bum", and "Green River". CD

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George Lewis Ragtime Jazz BandAs Recorded At Municipal Auditorium (Congo Square) New Orleans, Louisiana ... LP
Hup, 1951/1952. Near Mint- ... $11.99
With Percy Humphries and Albert Walters on cornet, Jim Robinson on trombone, Alton Purnell on piano, Lawrence Marrero on banjo, and Slow Drag Pavageau and Joe Wathins on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a textured cover with sticker on front. Includes the insert, folded in half. NOTE – Vinyl is in great shape but cover is stained along the spine and bottom seam, with silver duct tape holding the bottom.)

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Barry MilesFusion Is Barry Miles ... LP
Gryphon, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
A brilliant little record, and one that really lives up to the heady claim of its title! The lineup here is spare, but the sound is really full – swelling with complicated colors, images, and tones that delight us with each new track – a masterpiece in understatement, and one of the most perfectly realized blends of acoustic and electric jazz instrumentation from the late 70s! The sound is really a perfect "fusion" of modes – with guitar from Vic Juris and keyboards from Barry Miles dancing alongside the bass of John Burr and drums of Terry Silverlight – never too jamming or too rock-influenced, but always filled with energy and a sense of imagination. Titles include the beautiful "Tandoori" – a stone jazz dance groover with some great scatted vocals alongside the guitar – and other tracks include "Sunrise", "Streams", "Routes", "Follow Me", and "Country Miles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Direct-To-Disc edition in an all beige cover.)

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Orquesta AragonJa Ja Pacha ... LP
Discuba, Early 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
Sweet pachanga grooves from Orquesta Aragon – and a set that's a lot more stripped down than some of their material from the 50s! There's still a few echoes of the cha cha groove here, but the overall approach is definitely in keeping with the image on the cover – light flute lines that skip around wonderfully, carving out a groove with a jazzy sensibility – with some great support from violin and percussion! Most numbers have vocals, but the flute gets plenty of lead space too – and titles include "Gladys", "No Quiero Lios", "La Fruta Ja Ja", "Solamente Tu", "Solo De Ti", "Heriste Mi Corazon", and "La Criticona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black and silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging and some staining from moisture along the bottom seam.)

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Dave Pell with Lucy Ann PolkDave Pell Octet Plays Burke & Van Heusen ... LP
Kapp, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Lucy Ann Polk brings some nice vocals – one of her few sessions of the mid 50s! Other players include Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Ronny Lang on alto, Ray Sims on trombone, Tony Rizzi on guitar, and Claude Williamson on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon and silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has minimal wear and tape around the edges.)

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Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup (2LP deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A sometimes-overlooked classic from the Rolling Stones – but that's maybe just because it's sometimes obscured in the shadow of Exile On Main Street, the record that immediately preceded it! And while it might be a stretch to some, we like to think of Goat's head as kind of a capper to that double-length set – as the Stones are still working out a fair bit of similar ideas, with an opening ear to some global currents, and with great help from some of their key collaborators too. The set's worth it alone for the classic gut-wrencher "Angie" – and other tracks include "Star Star", "Hide Your Love", "Winter", "Can You Hear The Music", "100 Years Ago", and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)". This great 2LP set features a new stereo mix of the entire album on the first disc – and the second features great rare and alternate tracks – including "Heartbreaker (inst)", "Scarlet (with Jimmy Page)", "All The Rage", "Criss Cross", "100 Years Ago (piano demo)", "Dancing With Mr D (inst)", "Hide Your Love", and 1973 Glyn Johns mixes of "Silver Train", "Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)", and "Dancing With Mr D". LP, Vinyl record album
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Goats Head Soup ... CD 2.99
Goats Head Soup ... LP 24.99
Goats Head Soup (Collector's edition) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Joe SimonNine Pound Steel – The Best Of Joe Simon (3CD set) ... CD
Sound Stage 7/Sunset Blvd, Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $27.99 29.99
A really great overview of the early years of deep soul singer Joe Simon – a massive 3CD set that brings together more of his work for the Sound Stage 7 label than we've seen in any other package! Joe doesn't always get his due, but back in the late 60s stretch when he recorded these tracks, he was a crucial figure in American soul – maybe a bit like Joe Tex, in that he came from deeper southern roots, but was able to bring a new sophistication to the music too – effortlessly handling funk, deep soul, sophisticated tracks, and even a bit of country soul too – all of which you'll hear in this well-done set! The 3CD collection features 61 titles that Simon recorded for the Sound State 7 label in Tennessee, including a number of singles-only cuts – titles that include "The Girl's Alright With Me", "Moon Walk (parts 1 & 2)", "I Got A Whole Lot Of Lovin", "Silver Spoons & Coffee Cups", "San Francisco Is A Lonely Town", "In The Ghetto", "Time & Space", "Wounded Man", "Come On & Get It", "In The Same Old Way", "Can't Find No Happiness", "Twinkle", "Dreamin", "Standing In The Safety Zone", "Looking Back", "In Reach Of Your Arms", "I'm Too Far Gone To Turn Around", "The Chokin Kind", "San Francisco Is A Lonely Town", "Rainbow Road", and lots lots more. CD

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Star CityI'm A Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A macho disco classic from the TK Records family of labels – in case you couldn't guess from the image on the cover! The drums are more pounding here than on the typical clubby record of the time – especially on the title track – and there's this nicely funky groove at most points, a full-on forceful style that makes no bones about where the music is headed – and which gets things going long before the vocals come into the mix! Those are sung by Karen Silver – who never tries to compete with the rhythms, but just finds a nice way to slide along with the groove. Titles include "I'm A Man", "I Can't Get Over You", "Melody Of Love", "Good Times", and "Make Time For Love". CD features the bonus track "I'm A Man (7" version)". CD

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Thin LizzyFighting ... LP
Vertigo, 1975. Very Good- ... $19.99
Forget the silly cover image, because this is a gem of a record from Thin Lizzy – pre-Jailbreak, but a set with all the best elements of that classic firmly in place! The guitars are sublime – almost a chorus at times – and Phil Lynott's got that nasty sneer perfectly focused – that special wit and sensitive soul that could still come out with a brashness that matches the power of the group's instrumental approach! And as with some of their best albums, there's these really special little songs nestled in the mix – non-hits, but beautifully personal – and the kind of no-filler songs that really make these Thin Lizzy classics so great. Titles include "Rosalie", "Wild One", "King's Vengeance", "Spirit Slips Away", "Silver Dollar", "Ballad Of A Hard Man", and "For Those Who Love To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a trace of a sticker.)

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Nick WaterhousePromenade Blue ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Nick Waterhouse has always had a commitment to classic-styled sounds in his music – and here, he seems to hit that mark even more than before – recording in Memphis with a nicely deep tone that blends together vintage elements of soul and pop, served up with these rich backings that somehow feel like they were lifted off an old school 45 from one of the great labels in the city back in the day! Nick wrote all the tunes himself, but the orchestrations and overall instrumentation add as much to the set as his vocals – as does the well-styled production, which was done by Waterhouse and Paul Butler. There's a lot of cuts here that are almost in a popcorn soul mode – with a nice slinky groove – and titles include "Medicine", "The Spanish Look", "Place Names", "Minor Time", "Fugitive Lover", "Silver Bracelet", and "To Tell". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny WilliamsCheckmate – Original TV Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the greatest crime jazz TV soundtracks ever – a searing batch of tracks from the pen of Johnny Williams! The work on the set is possibly more famously known from the Shelly Manne album of small combo performances – but this original soundtrack is possibly even more exciting, as Williams uses some great twists and turns in the larger orchestrations – creating really evocative moody passages, yet still sticking to a jazzy approach overall. There's some soaring tunes that groove in a nicely compressed way – moving much more into a 60s mode, and leaving the cliches of 50s crime jazz behind – and overall, we've gotta say that this one may be Williams' finest soundtrack moment ever! Packaged with a very cool cover image, and featuring tracks that include "The Black Knight", "Fireside Eyes", "The King Swings", "Shy Youth", "Far Out Place", and "Cyanide Touch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice red and silver 6 eye mono pressing. Cover has an ink stamp and light wear, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ VariousChange Is Gonna Come – The Voice Of Black America 1963 to 1973 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A brilliant testament to the righteous power of soul music in the civil rights era – and key proof that even a subtle message could do a lot back in the day! The package presents the work in roughly chronological order – starting from a time when politics had to be peddled softly, and moving towards a time when things could be a bit more explicit – showing a great evolution of themes of pride and power, offered up in tunes both familiar and obscure. The collection is way more than a "hip hits of the 60s" sort of set – and acts almost as a mini-documentary of the contributions of soul music to civil rights – supported by a great set of notes and photos in the booklet. We're especially happy to see the track "Have You Ever Seen The Blues" by Yaphet Kotto – alongside 22 more titles that include "Blues For Mr Charlie" by Lou Gosset & Joe Lee Wilson, "The Ghetto" by Homer Banks, "We're A Winner" by The Impressions, "When Will We Be Paid" by The Staple Singers, "Oh Lord Why Lord" by Parliament, "Message From A Black Man" by The Spinners, "Run Charlie Run" by The Temptations, "Cryin In The Streets (parts 1 & 2)" by George Perkins & The Silver Stars, "Free At Last" by Jackie Day, "Someday We'll All Be Free" by Donny Hathaway, and "The Prayer" by Ray Scott. CD

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VariousGet Ready To Fly – Pop-Psych From The Norman Petty Vaults ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Fuzzy psychedelic pop tunes from the late 60s – engineered by Norman Petty at his New Mexico studios towards the end of the decade – a startling change of pace from his famous work with Buddy Holly a decade earlier! Hardly any rockabilly or hillbilly rock to be found here – Get Ready To Fly is made up of tracks that link the kaleidoscopic sounds of the nascent psych genre, the hard driving buzz of garage rock, and the catchy hooks of the more chart ready rock of the time! Alas, there are no hits here, but it's full of gritty gems. We can think of some fairly high profile modern scenesters in Chicago alone that don't have even a thimbleful of the charm to be found on this compilation. 26 tracks in all: "Groovy Motions" by Fireballs, "No Silver Bird" by the Hooterville Trolley, "Ain't That Love" by the Cords, "Door Knob" by Intricate Blend, "I Know" by the Dard, "Mattie Jo's" by Mike Burnett, "Not Fade Away" by Group Axis (that Bo Diddley-bitten beat sounds great in any context), "Think About It" by the Frantics, "Mystic Magic Movements" by the Shi Guys, "Acid" by Stu Mitchell with the Wes Dakus Rebels, and more. CD

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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story Vol 2 ... CD
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Rare gospel gems that go way past the usual – tracks recorded for the small JCR label in Memphis during the 70s, but done with a stripped-down vibe that's much more like postwar gospel overall! Most of the acts here are pretty darn obscure – groups that were inspired by the spirit and burning with a message – driven to take their amazing vocal skills to the JCR/D-Vine studios, where they got a chance to immortalize their music on wax – even if bigger national sales didn't necessarily follow! The rootsiness of this music is wonderful – usually just vocals, a lead and harmony associations, backed by an instrument or two – but also handled with much more modern soul-based phrasing than work of this sort might have had a few decades before. As with the first volume, the quality level is amazing – the kind of killer gems that make digging for more obscure gospel music so rewarding – served up in a set list of 17 tracks that include "Man On The Moon" by The Breckenridge Singers, "I Thank You Lord" by The Stars Of Faith, "Be So Glad" by The Chosen Wonders, "Until My Days Are Done" by The Masonic Travelers, "Leaning On The Lord" by The Canton Spirituals, "Save Me Jesus" by The Sons Of Harmony, "Stand By Me" by The Dixie Wonders, "Little Wooden Church" by The Silver Trumpets, and "Never Grow Old" by The Bible Tones. CD
Also available Last Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story Vol 2 ... LP 16.99

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VariousLenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 25.99
Lightning strikes more than once when it comes to the magic of rock and roll – but it leaves behind a different sort of spark every single time – as you'll hear in this collection of work put together by Lenny Kaye, who associates key scenes and key moments that helped the music surge forward over the decades! Kaye picks select cuts from Memphis, San Francisco, Detroit, and other cities – and serves up a massive double-length package of tracks that step easily between genres, and which provide the perfect playlist to his well-penned volume of the same name. Given that Lenny was the guy to give us the legendary Nuggets series back in the day, it's clear he definitely knows what he's talking about – and you'll certainly feel that way after reading the very detailed notes in the set! 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "I'm So Happy" by Danny Cobb, "Marcella" by The Castelles, "Tiger" by Fabian, "Stupidity" by The Undertakers, "Pride Of Man (demo)" by Quicksilver Messenger Service, "Coo Coo" by Big Brother & The Holding Company, Crazy Like A Fox" by Link Cromwellchs, "Looking At You" by MC5, "Cavern Stomp" by The Big Three, "I Hear A New World" by Joe Meek, "Once I Had A Love (1975 version)" by Blondie, "Down At The Rock & Roll Club (alt)" by Richard Hell & The Voidoids, "Leavin Here (version 1)" by The Rationals, and "Gimme Chocolate" by Baby Metal. CD

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VariousSacred Soul – Dave Hamilton's Raw Detroit Gospel 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The lost gospel music legacy of Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a key force in funk and soul in the Motor City in the 60s – where he developed an amazing sound that he also brought to his spiritual recordings as well! Dave's approach was always grittier than that of Motown or some of the sweeter labels in the city – as you might have heard on some of the great Ace/Kent collections of his rare singles and unissued recordings over the years – all compilations that really lay the groundwork for this one, which is brimming over with raw gospel material from a very soulful stretch in the genre! The work here is like the hippest soul gospel recorded by Chess/Checker or Jewel/Paula at the same time – strongly associated with secular soul in terms of instrumentation, arrangements, and production – and graced with message-oriented lyrics that are perfect for the heady times of the late 60s and early 70s. Some of the tracks were issued on the Sacred Sounds label back in the day, and are mixed with some others found in Hamilton's archives – all given the usual great support by Ace with a big booklet of notes and photos. Titles include "Grown Old & Feeble" by The Soul Inspirers, "I Still Remember" by Umble Faith, "Someday We'll Be Together" by The National Independent Singers, "Savoir On The Throne" by Mr Bo, "Pressing On" by The Silver Harps, "I'm Not Ready To Die" by The Scott Singers, "Down Here Praying" by The Detroit Silvertones, "The Little Light" by The Fantastic Voices Of Joy, "I Heard A Voice (part 1)" by Sensational Angelettes, "If I Had My Way" by OC Tolbert & Clara White Houston, and "Life's Pathway" by Rev Evans. CD

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VariousStudio One Groups (red CD pressing) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A seminal look at the sound of harmony soul in Jamaican music – the special way that a label like Studio One could take an American vocal approach, then find new life when pairing the style with the hippest sounds in Kingston! The collection follows the initial rise of group vocals in the rocksteady years, and moves all the way through the roots reggae generation – moving from more popular themes to more righteous modes – all with the nicely sharp production of Studio One to guide things along! As with other Soul Jazz collections of work on the label, the package is definitely a cut above – with a superb choice of cuts that includes "Solid Foundation" by the Righteous Flames, "Things A Come Up To Bump" by the Bassies, "You Will Never Know" by the Mad Lads, "What Is It" by the Consummates, "The Struggle" by The Viceroys, "Get In The Groove" by the Heptones, "Pick Up The Pieces" by the Royals, "Jah Jah Go Before Us" by the Gladiators, "Love & Affection" by Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Down Presser International" by the Stingers, "Baby Why" by The Cables, "You Can't Be Happy" by The Clarendonians, and "Cheating & Lying" by the Silvertones. CD
(Limited edition red CD pressing!)
Also available Studio One Groups (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 36.99

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VariousStudio One Groups (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 38.99
A seminal look at the sound of harmony soul in Jamaican music – the special way that a label like Studio One could take an American vocal approach, then find new life when pairing the style with the hippest sounds in Kingston! The collection follows the initial rise of group vocals in the rocksteady years, and moves all the way through the roots reggae generation – moving from more popular themes to more righteous modes – all with the nicely sharp production of Studio One to guide things along! As with other Soul Jazz collections of work on the label, the package is definitely a cut above – with a superb choice of cuts that includes "Solid Foundation" by the Righteous Flames, "Things A Come Up To Bump" by the Bassies, "You Will Never Know" by the Mad Lads, "What Is It" by the Consummates, "The Struggle" by The Viceroys, "Get In The Groove" by the Heptones, "Pick Up The Pieces" by the Royals, "Jah Jah Go Before Us" by the Gladiators, "Love & Affection" by Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Down Presser International" by the Stingers, "Baby Why" by The Cables, "You Can't Be Happy" by The Clarendonians, and "Cheating & Lying" by the Silvertones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edtion red vinyl pressing – includes download!)
Also available Studio One Groups (red CD pressing) ... CD 21.99

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✨✧ CrampsSongs The Lord Taught Us ... LP
IRS, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sacrilicious psychobilly sleaze from The Cramps – tearing into the 80s with Songs The Lord Taught Us – one their best ever albums! The Cramps may have ticked off aging proto rock fans of the time with their ghoulish take on the style, along with their punk demeanor, but producer Alex Chilton sure did "get it", right? As if we didn't already adore that dude! CLASSIC! Titles include "TV Set", "Rock On The Moon", "Garbage Man", "I Was A Teenage Werewolf", "Mystery Plane", "I'm Cramped", "Tear It Up" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing. Cover has light surface wear, lightly bent corner, and a small LAST sticker at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ VariousDisco 75 (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), 1975. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
1975 was a crucial year in the history of disco music – the moment when sounds that had been bubbling under on the east coast in the early part of the decade finally hit both the radio and the record racks in a really massive way! And while the music might soon be bogged down in commercialism and cash-in recordings, the cuts here represent a key moment when all sorts of different artists were picking up the pace, learning the lessons of some of the super-sharp funk groups of the underground scene, and blending those modes with soaring vocals and impeccable production! The collection offers a really great overview of styles here – not just some big hits of the time, but also some overlooked gems, and a number of tracks that feature older artists sounding surprisingly strong in the new disco modes – mixed with just a few very unusual tracks that we're not sure we've ever seen on CD before. The 3CD box features a massive 55 tracks in all – with cuts by Seldon Powell, Armada Orchestra, Black Stash, Doris Duke, Herbie Mann, Moses Dillard, Rhythm Makers, Frankie Valli, Major Lance, Jesus Alvarez, Gene Page, Seeds Of The Earth, Chuck Jackson, Calendar, Rhetta Young, Joe Bataan, Derek Martin, Sylvia, The Reflections, Pat Lundi, Moments & Whatnauts, Glitter Band, Banzai, Brother To Brother, Al Matthews, Universal Mind, Johnny Otis, Soul Train Gang, Beeeny Groy, Juggy Murray Jones, Dooley Silverspoon, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousFerry Maat's Soul Show Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2CD set that's packed with plenty of soul – 70s and 80s numbers from both sides of the Atlantic, with a definite focus on upbeat, boogie-driven groovers! The package was put together in support of the overseas soul show of DJ Ferry Maat, but it's got plenty to offer for American listeners too – a rich array of classic tunes from way back, with a key focus on the early 80s dancefloor years. Titles include "Just Let Me Wait" by Jennifer Holiday, "Kickin Back" by LTD, "Here We Come" by Mantra, "Tossing & Turning" by Windjammer, "Silver Shadow" by Atlantic Starr, "Is This The Best" by LA Boppers, "Do You Love What You Feel" by Rufus, "Weekend" by Class Action, "Saturday Saturday Night" by Zoom, "Don't You Get So Mad" by Jeffrey Osborne, "Style" by Cameo, "Deja Vu" by Paulinho Da Costa, "Still In Love" by Rose Royce, "Are You Living" by Gap Band, and "Play The Game" by Cool Runners. 30 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ ZZ TopZZ Top's First Album ... LP
London, 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fantastic first album from ZZ Top – already a heady mix of Texas blues and psych roots, served up into a style that's completely the group's own – but which hasn't yet been watered down by commercial cliches and MTV! The sound here really puts these guys much more in the company of the fantastic Texas garage psych scene of the late 60s – with a really strong focus on the amazing guitar of Billy Gibbons, and the way he can compact down so many elements into one very unique tone – but without ever having to show off as a blues rocker either. The blend is perfect, the edge is razor sharp, and even if these guys never had any later hits, the record would have been an underground gem! Titles include "Neighbor Neighbor", "Shaking Your Tree", "Brown Sugar", "Squank", "Going Down To Mexico", "Backdoor Love Affair", and "Just Got Back From Baby's". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label pressing with TH suffix. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Steve DavisBluesthetic ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trombonist Steve Davis always gives us something great with each new release – and that's definitely the case here, in a set with a rock-solid group, filled with all original material that really soars right from the very first note! In addition to Davis on trombone, the group also features Steve Nelson on vibes, Peter Bernstein on guitar, Geoffrey Keezer on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Willie Jones III on drums – all strong leaders in their own right, coming together here as a beautifully cohesive unit to really spin some magic – energy that's tight on the leads, but breaks off nicely with strong solo voices that are never too overindulgent, but really make themselves heard. Tracks include "Encouragement", "Silver At Sundown", "Indigo To Azure", "Off The Cuff", "Star For Chick", "Bluesthetic", and "Faraway Dream". CD

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✨✧ Dusko GoykovichEuropean Jazz Sounds ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic unreleased work from one of the greatest trumpeters on the European scene from the late 50s onward – and one of the few players who could match the depth and soul of American jazzmen on the instrument! Dusko Goykovich has given us so much great music over the years – in small groups as a leader, in unusual projects as a sideman, and even as a soloist in bigger bands – and here, we capture the trumpet giant at the earliest stage of his career – on some beautiful German radio studio recordings from the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – tight, soulful, boppish material with a slight modern edge – recorded on all tracks with Derek Humble on alto, Karl Drevo (Drewo) on tenor, Franciso Coppieters on piano, and Jonny Fischer on bass. Some tracks feature Kenny Clarke on drums, the rest feature Stuff Combe on the kit – and titles include "Mile Dave", "Omricon", "Perhaps", "Quicksilver", "Solar", "Les Copains", "Salud To Birdland", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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✨✧ VariousJesus Rocked The Jukebox – Small Group Black Gospel 1951 to 1965 (3LP set) ... LP
Concord/Craft, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel – one that really keeps the spirit of the "jukebox" in the title! The tunes here are all upbeat, and often share a lot with R&B material of the 50s – especially the vocal group numbers, which often echo more secular modes of early doo wop, but rise the lyrics towards more heavenly aims – while often imbuing the tunes with lots of earthy energy! All the tracks here are from the Vee Jay and Specialty Records labels – and in the case of Vee Jay especially, the well-chosen selection of tracks provides a long-overdue focus to tunes that have mostly been reissued for the spiritual market, and haven't gotten the kind of exposure in the soul scene that they've needed over the years! This collection really corrects that – handled by the excellent Craft division of Concord who've been giving us some great Stax reissues – and the package is overflowing with rare singles, a total of 40 tracks in all – accompanied by great notes in a really well-done package. Titles include "Let Jesus Lead You" by The Detroiters, "Let Me Ride" by The Staple Singers, "Ananais" by The Chosen Gospel Singers, "Wade In The Water" by Harmonizing Four, "This May Be The Last Time" by The Original Five Blind Boys, "Just Another Day" by Soul Stirrers, "I Am So Glad" by Patterson Singers, "I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This" by Highway QCs, "Move Upstairs" by The Gable-Airs, "Angels Watching Over Me" by The Detroiters, "The Lord's Prayer" by Swan Silvertones, "Sinner Run To Jesus (take 1)" by Soul Stirrers, and "People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing" by Original Blind Boys. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jack Kerouac & OthersJack Kerouac – 100 Years Of Beatitude ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A really cool little collection – and one that only has partly to do with the beat-era writings of the legendary Jack Kerouac! Jack does appear on the set, and there are some spoken passages by some of his contemporaries – but the sprawling 2CD set does a heck of a lot more to illuminate the vibe of the time – by bringing together jazz vocal and instrumental tracks that were key to the beats, as well as a whole bunch of beatnik-related recordings – some by authentic acts, some by others who were a bit more tongue in cheek – doing their own thing to throw their hat in the ring in the pre-hippie generation! As with other collections on Bear Family like this, the presentation is wonderful – great notes and a fantastic choice of songs – 52 tracks in all, with work by Babs Gonzales, Three Bips & A Bop, King Pleasure, Big Jay McNeely, John Barry, Shel Silverstein, Lenny Bruce, Slim Gaillard, Ken Nordine, Kenny Clarke, Paul Gayten, Oscar Brown Jr, Carl Sandburg, Charlie Parker, The Bee Hives, Louis Nye, Mamie Van Doren, Bing Day, Bob McFadden, Joel Hall, Don Morrow, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Evans, and Jack Kerouac himself! CD

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✨✧ Niney The ObserverRoots With Quality – Reggae Anthology ... LP
Observer/17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An astounding collection that brings together work from a roots reggae legend! Niney's productions stand as some of the strongest benchmarks for golden era roots reggae, with his ability to fuse heavy rhythms with righteous messages and some of the better vocal performances that these singers would turn in for any producer. This great double LP set pulls together some of his biggest numbers as well as great versions, dubs, discomixes and a few hard to get alternate versions for a hefty showcase of one of the elite in Kingston's roster of master producers. Backing is by the Soul Syndicate, the Aggrovators, the Revolutionaries, the Cimarons and Steely & Clevie, with 28 tracks in all, including "Blood & Fire" by Niney, "Whole Lot Of Fire" by Big Youth, "Rascal Man" by Delroy Wilson, "Rasta No Born Yah (ext)" by Sang Hugh & The Lionaires, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner/Clap The Barber" by Michael Rose, "I Need Your Loving" by Slim Smith, "Rock On" by Gregory Isaacs, "Silver Words" by Ken Boothe, "Warrior" by Johnny Clarke, "Chant It Down" by Freddie McGregor, "No More Will I Roam (ext)" by Dennis Brown, "Materialist" by Horace Andy, "Moses" by Jacob Miller, "Temptation, Botheration & Tribulation" by the Heptones, "Lover's Race" by Sugar Minott and "Thank You Mama" by Barry Brown. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eva CortesTodas Las Voces ... CD
Truth Revolution, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rich-voiced work from singer Eva Cortes – a vocalist who expresses herself both in English and Spanish, and gets wonderfully warm backing from a lineup that includes Roman Filiu on tenor, Doug Beavers on trombone, Elio Vilafranca on piano, and Christian McBride on bass! There's a sparkle to the record that really belies McBride's presence on the date – and the music is a really great extension of an older jazz vocal mode – not in the Cuban jazz style that you'd usually hear with Spanish-language lyrics, although there's also plenty of nice Latin percussion on the date from Luisito Quintero too. Titles include "Hills of Silver", "Gracias A La Vida", "Out Of Words", "Let Me Believe", "Peace", "Bird On A String", and "Cancion Con Todos". CD
Also available Todas Las Voces ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Valerie JuneMoon & Stars – Prescriptions For Dreamers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Here's a record that may well push Valerie June over the top – a mature, fully-formed set that's filled with anthemic tunes that point the way to a whole new generation in soul! The album bills individual songs as filling certain needs – prescriptions, if you will – like stillness, awakening, trust, courage, and mindfulness – all words that go a long way towards describing the care that Valerie brings to her music here. The set is co-produced with Jack Splash, who really helps it hit some of its majesty – and titles include "Two Roads", "Fallin", "Smile", "Stay", "Stardust Scattering", "Home Inside", and "Within You" – plus the tracks "African Proverb" and "Call Me A Fool", which both feature guest work from Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – in a shiny silver cover!)

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✨✧ Nick WaterhousePromenade Blue ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nick Waterhouse has always had a commitment to classic-styled sounds in his music – and here, he seems to hit that mark even more than before – recording in Memphis with a nicely deep tone that blends together vintage elements of soul and pop, served up with these rich backings that somehow feel like they were lifted off an old school 45 from one of the great labels in the city back in the day! Nick wrote all the tunes himself, but the orchestrations and overall instrumentation add as much to the set as his vocals – as does the well-styled production, which was done by Waterhouse and Paul Butler. There's a lot of cuts here that are almost in a popcorn soul mode – with a nice slinky groove – and titles include "Medicine", "The Spanish Look", "Place Names", "Minor Time", "Fugitive Lover", "Silver Bracelet", and "To Tell". CD
Also available Promenade Blue ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousOh You Pretty Things – Glam Queens & Street Urchins 1970 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of tracks from the glam rock generation – not just work by street urchins, but some big names as well – including acts you might know from other modes, all brought together here with a unified aesthetic in the early 70s! Glam was hardly a flash in the pan – as instead, the moment provided a key critical crossroads in music – a moment in which attitudes, styles, politics, and fashion were really opened up past mainstream expectations – setting the stage for punk experimentation, and a huge range of new music to come in the following decade! The music really gets its due here – with a big booklet of notes that provide track by track detail – taking you through a journey that spans 66 tracks in all, by a diverse array of artists who include Brutus, Dana Gillespie, Streak, Agnes Strange, Third World War, John Cale, Despair, Hammersmith Gorillas, Roxy Music, Tina Harvey, Slade, Pretty Things, Spark, New York Dolls, Ian Hunter, Silverhead, Sweet, Tim Curry, Troggs, Slowload, Jobraith, Hollywood Stars, Fumble, Spiv, and many others. CD

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✨✧ VariousRiding The Rock Machine – British 70s Classic Rock (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Classic rock from before it was classic – but a set that's also filled with lots of musical surprises too! This isn't a batch of the oldies you'll hear played perpetually in the too-small set lists of classic rock FM stations over here – and instead, the box brings together a mix of gems and overlooked cuts from some of the bigger acts from the UK scene of the early 70s – groups that were on their way to becoming "classic", but others who were maybe a bit more obscure, and really just the sort of stuff for the cognoscenti who were hitting the record racks! As with the other wonderful 3CD packages on Grapefruit, there's a huge amount to discover here – alongside other cuts that really help put everything in perspective – a set list that features 59 titles in all, with work by Fat Mattress, Atomic Rooster, 10CC, Family, Bebop Deluxe, Strider, Bullfrog, Maggot, Trapeze, Fancy, Stray, Silverhead, Man, Faces, Medicine Head, Blackfoot Sue, Rococo, Duffy, City Boy, and others – next to some well-chosen cuts from The Who, Alan Parsons Project, ELO, Jethro Tull, and others. The whole thing comes with a very illuminating booklet of notes on each cut – and the collection is a very illuminating look at this time that's usually represented in a much more stale setting. CD

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✨✧ VariousRight To Rock – Episodo Uno – The Mexican & Chicano Rock & Roll Rebellion 1955 to 1963 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest overviews of early Chicano rock we've ever seen – a set that really lays the groundwork for some of the bigger music to come – but with the sort of deep-digging style we love on other compilations from the Bear Family label! Most of this work was recorded in LA – but there's also tracks from Mexico City, Memphis, and Dallas – served up in a mixture of English and Spanish vocals, and all with the kind of searing intensity that often made the East LA scene such a hotbed of music as the 50s moved into the 60s – an underground that was often much farther from the mainstream than any of the early rock worlds of Memphis or points down south. The mix of material is great – a few covers, great original material, vocals and instrumentals – in a huge set list of 37 tracks all supported with the deeply detailed notes and vintage images we love from Bear Family. Titles include "Rock Little Darlin" by Max Uballez, "Rockin Blues" by Chris Montez, "Fast Freight" by Arvee Allens, "Come On Let's Dance" by The Carlos Brothers, "La Plaga" by Los Teen Tops, "La Chica Alborotada" by Los Locos Del Ritmo, "Maybelline" by Armando Almendarez, "La Paloma" by Tito Guizar & His El Rancho Rocks, "Denise" by Chuck Rio, "Dooby-Dooby-Wah" by Ritchie Valens, "Slow Down Sally" by Eddie Quinteros, "Hi You Silver" by The Augie Garcia Quintet, "Sarah Lee" by Bob Orrison, "El Vampiro" by Los Gibson Boys, and "South Of The Border" by Mando & The Chili Peppers. CD

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✨✧ VariousShe Wants You – Pye Records' Feminine Side 1964 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic Brit girl pop from the 60s – from one of the labels who did it better than most! Pye Records was famously home to Petula Clark, but the company had lots of other wonderful female singers in its lineup – and over the course of the 60s, they continually set the tone for new standards in British music – taking on all the right inspirations from American pop and soul, but also delivering the goods with that uniquely English style of arranging and producing – always with an extra punch that makes every one of these tracks a gem! The set's got a really good range of material – a few bigger names, and lots of more obscure singers – including a few heard here in earlier years, before moving onto more rock-based work in the 70s. The insides of the booklet are as lively as the cover – great images of the singers, rare records, and other vintage materials – alongside 25 tracks that include "Adam Can You Beat That" by Dana Gillespie, "I Can't Break The Habit" by The Ferris Wheel, "Lost Summer Love" by Lorraine Silver, "I Run To Hide" by Anita Harris, "I Want You" by Jeannie & The Big Guys, "Run To Me" by Glenda Collins, "Seven Letters" by Margo & The Marvetts, "Thank Goodness For The Rain" by Peanut, "Hollywood" by Jackie Trent, "Rain" by Petula Clark, "Question" by Sandra Barry, "The Life That I Lead" by The New Faces, "Dark Shadows & Empty Hallways" by Tammy St John, "Your Kind Of Love" by The Breakaways, and "How Can I Hide It From My Heart" by Maxine Darren. CD
 
 
 



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