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Amerigo GazawayEndless Summer/No Free Beats ... Cassette
Soul Mates, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A pair of gems from Amerigo Gazaway on cassette! Endless Summer is fresh summer breeze of a hip hop instrumentals set from Amerigo Gazaway! AG sets the summer themed mood from the start, and it holds true throughout, with persistent headnodding beats under sampled soul vocal, breezy bits of guitar organ and bass that really help the theme take flight without soaring to far out of compelling beat tape mode. Includes "Summertime", "Hold Me Tight", "Til Next Time", "Silly Love Song", "Music City Madness", "Game Over", "C'Mon Baby" and "She Said". No Free Beats is the jazzy soul-steeped beats for the graffiti documentary No Free Walls! It captures the spirit of 90s era hip hop and graff culture incredibly well with the persistent headnodding beats, a way of capturing jazzy bits of bass and horns that wouldn't be out of place on a classic Gangstarr LP, and occasional turntable scratches. Strong stuff! Includes "Get Out", "Step Up", "Word Life", "Breakszilla", "98 Posse", "Feel The Groove", "Represent", "The Chase", "Lost Tribe" and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day Release.)

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Amerigo GazawayUGK Vs BB King – The Trill Is Gone ... Cassette
Soul Mates, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A crazy, but crazy fun mash-up ofTexas rap legends UGK & electric blues uberlegend BB King – put together by adventurous producer Amerigo Gazaway. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day release.)

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✨✧ Amerigo GazawayNotorious JB's – The BIG Payback Tape – Biggie Vs James Brown ... Cassette
Soul Mates, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amerigo Gazaway deftly mixes and mashes up the James Brown and Biggie Smalls! Includes "Big Poppa Got A Brand New Bag", "Sex Machine Gun Funk", "The B.I.G. Payback", "Everyday Struggle", "The Ten Crack Commandments" (which weaves in a little Fela) and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day release.)
 
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VariousTechnicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Delights (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 34.98
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the farther reaches of the bigger scene that had stars like Martin Denny and Les Baxter in the spotlight! In case you're not hip, the exotica groove is kind of a hipper take on the Pacific Islands sounds – not mainstream Hawaiian music, but instead usually small combo material that has lots of percussion mixed with electric instrumentation, either on guitar or keyboards – set to imagined themes of life in the south seas, often in a very cool mix of jazz and dreamy modes. The music here is every bit as well-researched and deeply-dug as that on other Numero compilations – and it's fascinating to hear just how many folks were influenced by the huge exotic movement of the late 50s – and were motivated to turn out their own takes on the music, sometimes with styles that rivaled that of the big records of the time – sometimes with very weird and offbeat modes that are even more striking! As always with Numero, the presentation is superb – a huge set of notes with an equally large amount of music – all served up in a mighty handsome package, with work by Bill & Jean Bradway, The Shelltones, The Voodoos, The Jaguars, Jerry & The Catalinas, The Gems, The Blazers, Chayns, The Palatons, Red Harrison & His Zodiacs, The Melody Mates, The Monzas, Carmen, Darla Hood, The Baton Of Andre Brummer, Joan Joyce Trio, The Castiles, The Potted Palm, Don Sargent & His Buddies, Clyde Derby, Chico Jose, Arnie Derksen & Chise, The Slaves, Bruce Norman Quintet, and many more. CD

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✨✧ Paolo SapiaMostly Music ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album we've ever heard from alto saxophonist Paolo Sapia – a very fresh-voiced talent with a great sense of soul! Most numbers here are quartet titles that really let Sapia shape his notes with a soulful swing on the instrument that we haven't heard from a new altoist like this in years – a voice that rings out proudly alongisde piano and Fender Rhodes from Peter Zak, bass from John Webber, and drums from Jimmy Cobb – a really mighty rhythm section who give the record a rock solid feel right from the start. Trumpeter Philip Dizack joins in on four of the album's tunes, complicating the vibe nicely – and the set features original tunes "Desire", "621 Willoughby Ave", "Planet P", and "Stapled Mates" – plus a version of David Bowie's "Where Are We Now". CD
(Booklet has a slight cut corner.)
 
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Reggie BWe Are Here (main, inst, Super Smoky Soul rmx, Super Smoky Soul inst rmx, Super Smoky Soul re edit)/Go ... 12-inch
Circulations (Japan), 2008. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Spacey soul niceness from Reggie B – a couple of jams from the solid Go LP on Japan's Circulations label! "We R Here" is one of the more cosmic tunes on the album – with a sparkling groove with a nice clapping beat, swirling synth atmosphere and layered vocals from Reggie! The album's title track closes the a-side. Circulations labelmates dnd Tokyo hip hop beatmakers Super Smoky Soul take a more measured, moodier approach to the beat on "We R Here". Nice! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Hank CrawfordSoul Clinic ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the most highly-regarded albums of Hank Crawford's 60s run on Atlantic Records – a set when everything seems to come together just right – and provide an even better showcase than usual for Hank's soulful lines on alto sax! The set also features tenor from David Newman – easily a perfect companion to Crawford for the record – and the rhythms have a nicely laidback, easygoing vibe – almost more Prestige Records soul jazz than the usual Atlantic style of the time. The set's got some warm mellow instrumental versions of blues classics, plus a few originals like "Lorelei's Lament", "Blue Stone", and "Playmates". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Greg Hester & FriendsSoul Brother Where Art Thou – A Tribute To James Brown ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Singer Greg Hester pays tribute to the late Godfather – and does so in a nice way that moves things past the usual! There's definitely plenty of funk in the music – and the band also includes some of James' old bandmates too – but Greg's got a nice blue-eyed soul approach, maybe a bit like Van Morrison at times – which makes for a record that's very much his own, rather than a slavish copycat of the legend. Fred Wesley plays plenty of strong trombone leads on the record – and the set also features guest appearances from Ivan Neville, Shana Morrison, Col Bruce Hampton, Caroline Aiken, Jimmy Hall, and others. Titles include "Try Me", "Think", "There Was A Time", "Open The Door", "Lickin Stick", "Soul Power", and "Get Up Offa That Thing". CD

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VariousSuper Soul-Dees! Vol 2 ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent collection of hip soul from late 60s Capitol – some of it from the legendary David Axelrod camp at the label! There's some great cuts on here that we rarely see on vinyl – and titles include "Hip Huggin Mini" by Tender Joe Richardson, "Glory Glory Halleluja" by The Art Reynolds Singers, "Dead End Street" by Lou Rawls, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by Cannonball Adderley, "Walk In The Sunlight" by The Checkmates Ltd, "Tell Him" by Patti Drew, "In My Roome" by Verdell Smith, "For Sentimental Reasons/You Send Me" by Willie Hightower, "Peace Of Mind" by The Magnificent Men, and a 10 minute jammer called "Get That Feeling" by Curtis Knight with guitar by Jimi Hendrix! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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✨✧ Milt JacksonOpus De Funk (Milt Jackson Quartet aka Soul Pioneers/Milt Jackson Quintet/Invitation) ... LP
Prestige, 1954/1955/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 70s double LP issue of a variety of sides Milt cut as a leader for Prestige and Riverside. The first batch of numbers were originally released as a couple of 10"s, then repackaged under various guises in LP format, and feature a slightly different take on the Modern Jazz Quartet sound of the early years – as the album features Milt Jackson's vibes in the company of MJQ bandmates Percy Heath and Connie Kay, but also includes Horace Silver on piano – in the spot normally reserved for John Lewis! The presence of Silver on piano gives a bit of a harder edge to the set, one that almost recalls some of Jackson's work on Blue Note in the early 50s, yet which is rounded out here by a few lighter and more lyrical touches on rhythm. The set includes a great reading of "Moonray", the Jackson original "Stonewall", and the tracks "Wonder Why", "I Should Care", and "My Funny Valentine". There's also 4 numbers with the same group adding Henry Boozier on trumpet, performing "Soma", "Buhaina", "Opus De Funk" and "I've Lost Your Love". The second LP is from almost a decade on, a very nice little Milt Jackson album – cut in the mode of some of his excellent soul jazz group sides from the mid 60s. This set pushes Milt past the format of much of his other work – especially that of the MJQ – as it features him in a very soulful sextet, working with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Ron Carter on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The presence of Dorham and Heath give the album a light lyrical swing that really opens things up – and there's a fair bit of modally-oriented tunes on the set that hint at the more soulful playing of most of the players in the 70s. Tracks include a great version of "Invitation", plus "The Sealer", "Poom A Loom", "Ruby", and "None Shall Wander". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Chairmen Of The BoardSkin I'm In (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Probably the rarest of all albums by The Chairmen Of The Board – and also the last! The album was cut after the band re-formed briefly, and it's got a fuzzed-out heavy soul sound that's quite different from some of the group's earlier work. There's heavy guitar on many tracks – riffing away in a psychedelic mode that dominates most tracks, but which almost buries the group's vocals. The album's a great one if you dig the funk side of the Chairmen – and at times, it almost reminds us of The Politicians, who were kind of labelmates of the group. Includes the excellent two-part funk track "Life & Death" – plus "Love At First Sight", "Everybody Party All Night", "Let's Have Some Fun", "Finder's Keepers", "Skin I'm In", and "White Rose (Freedom Flower)". LP, Vinyl record album

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CollageShine The Light ... LP
Constellation, 1985. Sealed ... $7.99
Fantastic funky soul from the prime years of the jheri curl scene on the west coast – served up by a group who are maybe a more electro-styled combo than their labelmates The Whispers and Lakeside! Collage are even heavier on the basslines and keyboards than on the previous record – really going for that special Cali take on street soul modes that were first bubbling up on the east coast – maybe classing things up a bit, especially with the kind of strengths the Solar/Constellation label brings to the table! Titles include their classic "Romeo Where's Juliet" – plus "Kickin It", "Winners & Losers", "Shine The Light", "In the Mix", and "Here & Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)
Also available Shine The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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CollageShine The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Constellation/Unidisc (Canada), 1985. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic funky soul from the prime years of the jheri curl scene on the west coast – served up by a group who are maybe a more electro-styled combo than their labelmates The Whispers and Lakeside! Collage are even heavier on the basslines and keyboards than on the previous record – really going for that special Cali take on street soul modes that were first bubbling up on the east coast – maybe classing things up a bit, especially with the kind of strengths the Solar/Constellation label brings to the table! Titles include their classic "Romeo Where's Juliet" – plus "Kickin It", "Winners & Losers", "Shine The Light", "In the Mix", and "Here & Now". CD
(Packaged in an LP style sleeve.)
Also available Shine The Light ... LP 7.99

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CollageShine The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Constellation/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. Used ... $16.99
Fantastic funky soul from the prime years of the jheri curl scene on the west coast – served up by a group who are maybe a more electro-styled combo than their labelmates The Whispers and Lakeside! Collage are even heavier on the basslines and keyboards than on the previous record – really going for that special Cali take on street soul modes that were first bubbling up on the east coast – maybe classing things up a bit, especially with the kind of strengths the Solar/Constellation label brings to the table! Titles include their classic "Romeo Where's Juliet" – plus "Kickin It", "Winners & Losers", "Shine The Light", "In the Mix", and "Here & Now". CD features bonus tracks – "Romeo Where's Juliet (12" radio)", "Romeo Where's Juliet (12" dub)", and "Winners & Losers (single)". CD
Also available Shine The Light ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus SixJazz At Monterey ... LP
Omega, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the few albums ever cut by an under-discovered talent of the west coast scene of the 50s – baritonist Virgil Gonsalves, heard here in two different settings – both of them great! The record features some sextet tracks from Virgil, and some especially nice larger group numbers from an ensemble that includes Junior Mance on piano and Leo Wright on alto sax – the latter of whom gets in some of his best early solos here, really blowing in a way that adds a nice dose of soul to the set! And even though you may think by the instrument and the scene you may be able to guess the sound, don't count on it – because there's a tremendous amount of surprises here – thanks to key contributions on arrangements from group members Jerry Cournoyer and Danny Patiris, both of whom work with Gonsalves to blow apart the tunes and make for some plenty interesting solo space. Titles include "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Stablemates", "Moment's Notice", "Steresis", "Little Melonae", "Sharon",a nd "Oasis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Omega pressing with deep groove.)

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Lavice & Company/EJ GarrisonTwo Sisters From Bagdad ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1973. Used ... $12.99
An incredibly righteous album from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – nothing like anything you'd expect with "Bagdad" in the name – even more obscure than some of the city's spiritual jazz treasures on the Tribe and Strata labels from the time – and done for a very unusual theatrical presentation that had a very limited run! The overall vibe is hard to peg – the album's got that very special mix of music and knowledge that you'd get on Chicago gems like the work of Paris Smith or Haki R Madhubuti, or the Black Fairy album – with sounds that encompass jazz, funk, soul, and gospel – but come out with a result that's completely unique and individual! There's a small group on the set – using strong organ, flute, trumpet, and tenor over percussion – and the singers shift between a cool female group called The Intimates Of Soul, other soloists, and leader EJ Garrison, who handled arrangements and production. Titles include the funky "Thoughs Were The Days", plus "Happy & Blessed", "Two Sisters From Bagdad", "Good-By Suzy", "Fantasy", "Mr Devil", and "Yes I Do". CD

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some fading at the spine, and a very thin stain at the bottom.)
Also available Maxayn ... LP 26.99

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maxayn ... LP 24.99

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Derrick MorganDerrick Morgan & His Friends (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hop/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A classic album of rocksteady genius from Derrick Morgan – a set that showcases both his efforts as a soulful singer and producer – working here with a variety of artists on recordings for his own Hop Records label! Side one features Morgan in the lead – with vocals that slide up and down the scale with plenty of slinky charms to match the rhythms in the music – a really captivating blend in the best rocksteady mode. Side two continues the groove with some of Derrick's key collaborators – often with harmony vocals that make things even more soulful than before! Titles include "Bad Luck On Me", "Tears On My Pillow", "Father Killam", "Lagga Head", and "Ain't That Crazy" by Derrick Morgan – plus "I've Been Searching" and "Stop The Wedding" by Pauline Morgan & The Lovletts, "The More They Get" by The Consumates, "You've Been Saying Things" by The Black Brothers, and "Music Be The Food Of Love" by The Inventors. 2CD set features LOTS of bonus tracks – 24 more related singles recorded for the Hop Records label – all produced by Morgan, with titles by Derrick himself – and more by Dawn Penn, Frank Brown, The Black Brothers, Mark Anthony & The Jets, Alva Lewis, The Groovers, Neremiah Reid, The King Twins, and others. CD

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Rasputin StashDevil Made Me Do It ... CD
Gemigo/BBQ (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
A fantastic second album from Rasputin Stash – a group who started out on Atlantic Records as a big ensemble with a pretty freaky, fuzzy sound – but one who emerge here with a sweet mix of funk and soul that's perfect for their placement on this mid-70s offshoot of Curtom Records! The quartet have a reach that they never had before – able to unite their voices and soar with harmonic brilliance that rivals the best of their labelmates – the Impressions or Natural Four – always with the kind of badass currents that both of those groups picked up in the 70s! Yet they can also get a lot funkier, too – picking up some of the best currents from the Curtis Mayfield side of the spectrum, but fusing them into a leaner small group mode – heard to wonderfully effect on the classic "Devil Made Me Do It", and the killer JB's-ish track "Hit It and Pass It". The whole album's wonderful, though – and titles include "I Can Feel Your Jones", "Ooh Baby", and "The Devil Made Me Do It". CD

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TenderloniousHard Rain ... LP
22A (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 20.99
A very different album than the previous Tenderlonious record – but a set that's still overflowing with the soulful sounds that made us love his music in the first place! Last time around, Tenderlonious worked with the 22A Arkestra – a group of labelmates that fleshed out his sound – but here, things are very stripped-down, electric, and keyboard-heavy – kind of a fresh take on fusion for the 21st Century, in a way that pulls the genre through years of rhythm revolutions – as most of the drums and other elements here are programmed, but still with a loose, creative vibe that matches the keyboards. Titles include "Another State Of Consciousness", "Casey Jr", "Hard Rain", "Buffalo Gurl", "Low Tide", "Love You", "Workin Me Out", and "Aesop Thought". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIndigos ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "The Sky Fell Down", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIndigos (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces) ... CD
Columbia, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "Prelude To A Kiss", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lavice & Company/EJ GarrisonTwo Sisters From Bagdad ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredibly righteous album from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – nothing like anything you'd expect with "Bagdad" in the name – even more obscure than some of the city's spiritual jazz treasures on the Tribe and Strata labels from the time – and done for a very unusual theatrical presentation that had a very limited run! The overall vibe is hard to peg – the album's got that very special mix of music and knowledge that you'd get on Chicago gems like the work of Paris Smith or Haki R Madhubuti, or the Black Fairy album – with sounds that encompass jazz, funk, soul, and gospel – but come out with a result that's completely unique and individual! There's a small group on the set – using strong organ, flute, trumpet, and tenor over percussion – and the singers shift between a cool female group called The Intimates Of Soul, other soloists, and leader EJ Garrison, who handled arrangements and production. Titles include the funky "Thoughs Were The Days", plus "Happy & Blessed", "Two Sisters From Bagdad", "Good-By Suzy", "Fantasy", "Mr Devil", and "Yes I Do". CD
Also available Two Sisters From Bagdad ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Tarika BlueVery Best Of Tarika Blue ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection featuring some of the best work by this classic 70s smooth fusion combo! Tarika Blue were labelmates to the James Mason group on Chiaroscuro – and the sound of this album's similar to Mason's best work: jazzy, souful, polished, but never lacking a depth and a commitment to grooving! Mason plays guitar on a number of tracks – and other players in the group include Justo Almario on sax, Ryo Kawasaki on guitar, and Irene Datcher on vocals. Titles include "Things Spring", "Love It", "Dreamflower", "You'll Be With Me", "Truth Is The Key", and "Out of This World". CD contains 2 bonus tracks. CD

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✨✧ CollageShine The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Constellation/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funky soul from the prime years of the jheri curl scene on the west coast – served up by a group who are maybe a more electro-styled combo than their labelmates The Whispers and Lakeside! Collage are even heavier on the basslines and keyboards than on the previous record – really going for that special Cali take on street soul modes that were first bubbling up on the east coast – maybe classing things up a bit, especially with the kind of strengths the Solar/Constellation label brings to the table! Titles include their classic "Romeo Where's Juliet" – plus "Kickin It", "Winners & Losers", "Shine The Light", "In the Mix", and "Here & Now". CD features bonus tracks – "Romeo Where's Juliet (12" radio)", "Romeo Where's Juliet (12" dub)", and "Winners & Losers (single)". CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Master Collection series!)
Also available Shine The Light ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus SixJazz At Monterey ... CD
Omega/VSOP, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut by an under-discovered talent of the west coast scene of the 50s – baritonist Virgil Gonsalves, heard here in two different settings – both of them great! The record features some sextet tracks from Virgil, and some especially nice larger group numbers from an ensemble that includes Junior Mance on piano and Leo Wright on alto sax – the latter of whom gets in some of his best early solos here, really blowing in a way that adds a nice dose of soul to the set! And even though you may think by the instrument and the scene you may be able to guess the sound, don't count on it – because there's a tremendous amount of surprises here – thanks to key contributions on arrangements from group members Jerry Cournoyer and Danny Patiris, both of whom work with Gonsalves to blow apart the tunes and make for some plenty interesting solo space. Titles include "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Stablemates", "Moment's Notice", "Steresis", "Little Melonae", "Sharon",a nd "Oasis". CD
Also available Jazz At Monterey ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Sam JonesChanges & Things ... LP
Xanadu, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant 70s album from bassist Sam Jones – a player who rose to fame with Cannonball Adderley at the start of the 60s, and worked on his own as a leader too – but who really seemed to take off during the time of this recording! Sam's sense of groove and arranging is very strongly in place here – a sense of fire that was no doubt developed with Cannonball, but given a much wider vision on Jones' 70s albums like this – records that might well be some of the few to find a new space forward in the decade for a 60s soul jazz aesthetic! Sam's bass is right out front, and gets some good exposure on a few of the tunes' intros, too – and the rest of the lineup is excellent – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, Barry Harris on piano, and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Miss Morgan", "Laverne Walk", "Sam's Things", "Trane's Changes", "Blue's", and "Stablemates". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanSwing Swang Swingin' ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Jackie McLean cut some of his best bop sessions for Blue Note – and this is one of them! The record is amazingly precise, and features Jackie as the sole horn soloist in a group with Walter Bishop on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – a crack rhythm combo that give McLean plenty of room to blow on his searing alto sax. Tracks stream along with an amazing ease – and Jackie's perfectly-placed solos are right on the money every time! The set list includes a lot of standards, but they're done with that warm soulful approach that makes you hardly care about the source of the material – and instead focus on Jackie's amazing talents as an improviser! Titles include "What's New", "I Love You", "Let's Face The Music And Dance", and "Stable Mates". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronMal 1 ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records Mal Waldron ever made, and a blinding hard bop session featuring a tight quintet with knock-down-dead front horn lines! The record really follows strongly in the mode of some of Waldron's contributions to Prestige blowing sessions from the same period – but it's also got a much great focus and tightness – one that puts the record right up there with the best hardbop sides on Blue Note! Gigi Gryce plays some razor-sharp alto on the session, Idrees Sulieman is on trumpet, and Waldron's piano is unusually soulful – with slight modern changes that really keep things interesting. Tracks include "Shome", "Transfiguration", "Stablemates", and "Dee's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th Street NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG/AB etch. NOTE – Cover is stained and flaky along the bottom, not too visible from the front, but with delamination and a small piece of tape on back.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus versions of "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)", "Stablemates (take 2)", "Jingles (take 8)", and "Delilah (take 3)". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Something BlueMaximum Enjoyment ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that definitely lives up to its promised title – as the whole thing brims over with excellent work from players you might know from other albums on the Posi-Tone label! The group name doesn't get at the heart of the sound, though – as there's a sharp, soulful focus to the music throughout – kind of a classic hardbop approach, but with maybe a more contemporary sense of freshness, especially on the solo voices – which is no surprise, given that the sextet features Nick Finzer on trombone, Alexa Tarantino on alto, Sam Dillon on tenor, Art Hirahara on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums! The album's also brimming over with original material – tunes composed by group members or their labelmates – with tracks that include "Coppertone", "Slick", "New Directions", "Why Aren't You Excited", "Breeze", "Vast", and "Overcooked". CD

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✨✧ TenderloniousHard Rain ... CD
22A (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very different album than the previous Tenderlonious record – but a set that's still overflowing with the soulful sounds that made us love his music in the first place! Last time around, Tenderlonious worked with the 22A Arkestra – a group of labelmates that fleshed out his sound – but here, things are very stripped-down, electric, and keyboard-heavy – kind of a fresh take on fusion for the 21st Century, in a way that pulls the genre through years of rhythm revolutions – as most of the drums and other elements here are programmed, but still with a loose, creative vibe that matches the keyboards. Titles include "Another State Of Consciousness", "Casey Jr", "Hard Rain", "Buffalo Gurl", "Low Tide", "Love You", "Workin Me Out", and "Aesop Thought". CD
Also available Hard Rain ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Bobby DarinBobby Darin (Motown) ... LP
Motown, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Bobby Darin's last studio LP? We think so – and the record's a real lost chapter in his career. Bobby's kind of moving past the self-pity of his folksy years of the late 60s – stepping more strongly with a set of arrangements by Jimmy Haskell and Michael O'Martin, almost soul-like in quality, with an earthy touch to his vocals. Bobby always knew he would die an early death, and within a year of this one, he would pass away, almost quietly, and although it's a bit of a stretch to think that you can hear that in his voice, there's definitely something odd about the record. Tracks include "Sail Away", "I've Already Stayed Too Long", "Shipmates In Cheyenne", "Let It Be Me", and "My First Night Alone Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rasputin StashDevil Made Me Do It ... LP
Gemigo, 1974. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic second album from Rasputin Stash – a group who started out on Atlantic Records as a big ensemble with a pretty freaky, fuzzy sound – but one who emerge here with a sweet mix of funk and soul that's perfect for their placement on this mid-70s offshoot of Curtom Records! The quartet have a reach that they never had before – able to unite their voices and soar with harmonic brilliance that rivals the best of their labelmates – the Impressions or Natural Four – always with the kind of badass currents that both of those groups picked up in the 70s! Yet they can also get a lot funkier, too – picking up some of the best currents from the Curtis Mayfield side of the spectrum, but fusing them into a leaner small group mode – heard to wonderfully effect on the classic "Devil Made Me Do It", and the killer JB's-ish track "Hit It and Pass It". The whole album's wonderful, though – and titles include "I Can Feel Your Jones", "Ooh Baby", and "The Devil Made Me Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has moderate wear along the bottom.)
Also available Devil Made Me Do It ... CD 26.99

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Cook CountyReleased ... LP
Greedy/Everland (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A rare funk album with a prison pedigree – a set created by inmates at Chicago's Cook County prison in the 70s, following a tradition of cellblock soul that includes groups like The Escorts and Power Of Attorney! These guys get help from Chicago soul legend Cash McCall – who arranged and produced with Zach Prather, and who really keeps things sharp, tight, and on the money – lots of bouncing boogie funk rhythms at the bottom, at a level that really belies the group's identity behind bars – as it sounds like they're having a heck of a good time making the record! There's a few mellower ballads that balance things out, and show that these guys aren't just a funk band at the core – sweet soul numbers that really round out the record, which includes the tunes "Life Ain't Nothin But A Groove", "Funk Some More", "Inner Flight", "You're The One", "Party Down", "Star Wars", "Space Dancin", and "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersPain (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Mindblowing funk from The Ohio Players – the group's debut album for Westbound Records, and a landmark batch of tracks that never gets old! The sound here really has the group stretching out a lot – working on tunes that are extended, but never as overindulgent as their labelmates Funkadelic – always keeping to a groove that's focused, yet also free to explore its bad self in the new freedoms of the 70s. There's a strong undercurrent of funky jazz running through the set – mixing great riffing alongside the tight rhythms and tripped-out vocals – all brought together with that deep deep deep production sound that Westbound gave the world as its own legacy in the wake of Norman Whitfield's experiments at Motown. Titles include the wonderfully jamming "Players Balling", and the funky numbers "Reds" and "Singing In The Morning" – plus more soulful tracks "I Wanna Hear From You" and "Never Had A Dream". CD features a whopping 7 bonus tracks – some previously unissued – including "Climax", "What's Going On", "Time & Space", "Ain't That Loving You", "If You Were My Woman", and "Feelin Alright". CD

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PixiesCome On Pilgrim – It's Surfer Rosa (3CD set) ... CD
4AD, Late 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.98
A tremendous collection – one that brings together the first two moments of genius from The Pixies, plus a live album too! Come On Pilgrim is only an EP, but a set that's had maybe more impact than thousands of other full length records over the years! The record gave the world a mighty strong taste of The Pixies – eight tracks that forever put Black Francis and the group on the map, with a sound that's raw, but focused – really heralding a whole generation of new groups to come! Yet here, at the source, things sound better than ever – on titles that include "Caribou", "Vamos", "Ed Is Dead", "The Nimrod's Son", "I've Been Tired", "Levitate Me", and "Isla De Encanta". Surfer Rosa is the stunning first full length album from The Pixies – produced with a completely sublime touch by the great Steve Albini! There's a brilliance here that's kept this record playing strongly for decades (maybe too strongly, if you ask the roommates of some folks out there) – and although the sound here has spawned countless imitations, it's never as great as here in the hands of the originators! Titles include "Bone Machine", "Break My Body", "I'm Amazed", "Vamos", "Cactus", "Where Is My Mind", "Gigantic", "Something Against You", and "Broken Face". Added to the whole thing is a wonderful prequel of sorts – a 1986 radio recording by the group, done on their home turf in Massachusetts – with a set list that includes the group's reading of the David Lynch tune "In Heaven", from Eraserhead – plus "Caribou", "Broken Face", "The Holiday Song", "Rock A My Soul", "Vamos", "Boom Chicka Boom", "Nimrod's Son", "I've Been Tired", "Down To The Wall", and "Isla De Encanta". CD

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SoftonesSoftones ... LP
Avco, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A stellar first set from The Softones – labelmates of The Stylistics in their early years, and a group who really share a similar sense of east coast harmony soul! There's a nicely fragile approach to the group at all the best moments – a style that's better than shakey indie soul, but which is still quite personal – even amidst some really well-penned charts by Van McCoy! The strings have all these sweet and subtle touches and changes – never detracting from the vocals, but instead really underscoring the unique appeal that makes the group this great. A wonderful set to file next to your New Jersey classics by The Moments and Whanauts – with tracks that include "The First Day", "Extra Ordinary People", "Why Why Baby", "Never Let A Woman Like That Go By", and "Everybody Knew But Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cook CountyReleased ... CD
Greedy/Everland (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare funk album with a prison pedigree – a set created by inmates at Chicago's Cook County prison in the 70s, following a tradition of cellblock soul that includes groups like The Escorts and Power Of Attorney! These guys get help from Chicago soul legend Cash McCall – who arranged and produced with Zach Prather, and who really keeps things sharp, tight, and on the money – lots of bouncing boogie funk rhythms at the bottom, at a level that really belies the group's identity behind bars – as it sounds like they're having a heck of a good time making the record! There's a few mellower ballads that balance things out, and show that these guys aren't just a funk band at the core – sweet soul numbers that really round out the record, which includes the tunes "Life Ain't Nothin But A Groove", "Funk Some More", "Inner Flight", "You're The One", "Party Down", "Star Wars", "Space Dancin", and "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love". CD
Also available Released ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Fire EscapePsychotic Reaction ... LP
GNP/Bolt-on (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A searing set of west coast psych from a very mysterious group – served up here on a record that was done as a bit of exploitation vinyl at the time, but which has gone on to achieve legendary status over the years! The set's got a raw, ragged energy right from the start – every bit as great as most of the work by labelmates The Seeds – with a similar sense of urgency and intensity that goes way beyond most garagey work of the time! Production is stark and simple, but really makes the best use of the fuzz in the mix – on titles that include "The Trip", "Love Special Delivery", "Talk Talk", "Journey's End", "Blood Beat", "Trip Maker" and "Pictures & Designs" – plus a really wild version of the New Orleans soul classic "Fortune Teller". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy pressing, in a tip-on cover – with bonus liner notes!)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesRemembrance ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Elvin Jones towers above his bandmates on the cover of this 70s classic – and really leads them onward to some great sounds within! The record has a bit more focus and soul than some of Jones' other albums of the period – still quite powerful and dynamic, but with a good adherence to melody, and plenty of room for the group members to open up and make some beautiful sounds – including Pat LaBarbera and Michael Stuart on soprano and tenor sax, and Roland Prince on guitar! The twin reed players are wonderful – and work together in ways that are different than some of Elvin's records at the start of the 70s – and titles include "Kalima", "Section 8", "Giraffe", and "Familiar Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on PA USA.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefSounds Of Yusef ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully haunting set by Yusef that marked his move to Prestige, and a sophistication of the Eastern-tinged jazz style that he developed during his years with Savoy. The tracks on here feature Yusef playing tenor, flute, and argol – with backing by a group of Detroit musicians that includes Hugh Lawson, Wilbur Harden, and Oliver Jackson, all frequent bandmates of Lateef. The tracks have a beautiful quality to them that mixes soulful jazz playing with Eastern approaches to arrangements, and they're unlike anything else we could describe (except, perhaps, some of Lateef's other LPs from the time!). Titles include "Meditation", "Love & Humor", and "Buckingham". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a name in marker.)
 
 
 



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