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Specials, Selecter, Madness, English Beat, etcDance Craze ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1981. Very Good ... $13.99
A big moment for the British ska scene – and the soundtrack to a film that featured live work by nearly all of the big names at the time! The album features live work by artists who owed a lot to 2 Tone, but who'd even moved onto bigger fame by the film – but who are working here in a nice back-to-basics mode – and titles include live versions of "Concrete Jungle", "Man At C&A", and "Nite Klub" by The Specials; "Mirror In The Bathroom", "Big Shot", and "Ranking Full Stop" by The English Beat; "Inner London Violence" and "Lip Up Fatty" by Bad Manners; "Easy Life" by The Bodysnatchers; and "Razor Blade Alley" and "One Step Beyond" by Madness. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ SpecialsSpecials ... CD
2 Tone/EMI, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most important albums on the mighty 2 Tone label – and part of a huge ska revival on the British scene that would send ripples through modern music for years to come! And sure, the words "ska" and "revival" in the same sentence can often make most folks wince – but The Specials here work at a time long before the mode was reduced to cliche – and during a punk rock period when their contributions were especially vital – presented beautifully here on an album that's also produced by a young Elvis Costello! There's no overdone jams, no schlocky frat boy modes, just hard-edged London ska with a strong nod back to Kingston roots – on titles that include "A Message To You Rudy","Do The Dog", "It's Up To You", "Doesn't Make It Alright", "Concrete Jungle", "Monkey Man", "(Dawning Of A) New Era", "Too Much Too Young", and "Gangsters". CD

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✨✧ SpecialsGangsters (clangsters dub)/Too Much Too Young (piano inst)/Why (dub) (10 inch single) ... 12-inch
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1979/1981. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
We're not sure The Specials ever issued a dub plate back in the day – but this cool little record makes you feel like you're holding some lost 2 Tone relic from the glory days of the group! The set features three special mixes – dubs of "Why" and "Gangsters" – and a piano instrumental take on "Too Much Too Young". Nicely packaged in a 2 Tone sleeve, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousChristmas In TV Land – Classic Favorites From Holiday Specials ... CD
Nick At Nite, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Andy Williams, Mitch Miller & The Gang, Doris Day, Pat Boone, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Johnny Cash, Johnny Mathis, Dinah Shore with Buddy Clark, Perry Como with The Satisfiers, Harry Belafonte, Neil Diamond, Burl Ives, and Judy Garland. CD

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✨✧ June ChristyBig Band Specials ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". CD
 
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HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle (180 gram pink & purple marbled vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
GTO/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99 48.99
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul stations played album side specials the way that classic rock stations do, side one would be in heavy rotation – as it kicks off with the funky title cut, rolls into the hit "Boogie Nights", cuts to the sample classic "Ain't No Half Steppin" (forever made famous by Big Daddy Kane), and steps into the moody ballad "Always & Forever". It's hard to beat that lineup, but side two does a pretty good job – and includes a similar mix of titles like "Super Soul Sister", "All You Do Is Dial", and "Sho'nuff Must Be Love". This great version includes a full LP of bonus tracks – including "Turn Out The Lamplight", "Special Offer", "Slip Your Disc To This", "Boogie Nights (12" disco version)", "Ain't No Half Steppin (single version)", and "Always & Forever (single version)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight pink & purple marbled vinyl!)

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✨✧ Scott YanowJazz On Film – The Complete Story Of The Musicians & Music On Screen ... Book
Back Beat, 2004. New Copy ... $3.99 19.95
Dig jazz on the screen? Here's a great book to help you spend your jazz video dollars wisely – filled with reviews by All Music Guide essential writer Scott Yanow! Reviews are Yanow's life, and he really does a great job here of summing up jazz performances both on music-specific videos and films, and as they appear in certain Hollywood movies. The book's divided up into 4 sections – one on music videos and DVDs, one on Hollywood films, one on TV Specials and documentaries, and one on miscellaneous related music in film. There's a heck of a lot here that we'd forgotten about – and even more that we never even knew before! 314 pages, softcover. Book

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✨✧ HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... LP
Epic, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul stations played album side specials the way that classic rock stations do, side one would be in heavy rotation – as it kicks off with the funky title cut, rolls into the hit "Boogie Nights", cuts to the sample classic "Ain't No Half Steppin" (forever made famous by Big Daddy Kane), and steps into the moody ballad "Always & Forever". It's hard to beat that lineup, but side two does a pretty good job – and includes a similar mix of titles like "Super Soul Sister", "All You Do Is Dial", and "Sho'nuff Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousGospel Vol 6 – Female Gospel Groups 1940 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge overview of female gospel material from the golden age of the genre – and a set that's a mighty nice contrast to some of the heavy male group reissues that have dominated the market! Most of the groups here are smaller ones – not the large choir of a church, but the quintets and quartets that got a chance to record material during the early years of gospel – helping to forge a style that went on to have a huge impact on the way the female voice sounded in soul music during the 60s! As usual with large sets like this on the Fremeaux label, there's detailed notes in both French and English – and a huge selection of 72 tracks that includes work by Sallie Martin Singers, Southern Harps, Ward Singers, Gospel Stars, Meditation Singers, Famous Davis Singers, Inez Andres & Andrewettes, Angelic Gospel Singers, Simmons Akers Trio, Clara Ward Specials, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousGreatest Ever Punk & New Wave – The Definitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Greatest Ever (UK), Late 1970s/Early 1980s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from the Fall, Stiff Little Fingers, the Runaways, Madness, the Specials, Squeeze, the Beat, the Slits, 999, the Crack, and much more. CD
(Please note that the outer slipcover is missing, three CDs in individual jewel cases with artwork.)

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiOh Good Grief! ... CD
Warner, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums that pianist Vince Guaraldi ever recorded – a set that's got the same Peanuts theme as his earlier dates for Fantasy Records, but which also features some sweet electric touches that only make things even better than before! In addition to his warmly vamping piano, with all those lyrical touches we love so much, Vince is playing an electric harpsichord too – which makes for some very groovy moments – in a cool quartet that features guitar from Eddie Duran, bass from Stanley Gilbert, and drums from the great Carl Burnett! All tunes are Peanut-themed – the music that Guaraldi wrote for the TV specials – but they're sometimes taken at a looser style that's even jazzier overall – as you'll hear on the classic "Linus & Lucy", plus "Red Baron", "Peppermint Patty", "Great Pumpkin Waltz", and "Rain Rain Go Away". CD

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✨✧ Hot 8 Brass BandLife & Times Of The Hot 8 Brass Band ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant return from the Hot 8 Brass Band – a New Orleans combo who take tradition into some great funky new territory! As you'd guess from their name, the instrumentation is heavy on brass – played with a gritty, soulful edge – in the way you'd find during some street performance in a corner far from the mainstream Quarter – sometimes accompanied by ensemble vocals, and almost always driven by these great rhythms at the bottom – more than funky enough to set even the heaviest horns on fire with their energy. Titles include "Bingo Bango", "Fine Tuner", "Steamin Blues", "Can't Hide From The Truth", "New Orleans (After The City)", and a nice remake of The Specials' "Ghost Town". CD
(Sealed.)

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✨✧ VariousConcerts For The People Of Kampuchea ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the hipper benefit records of the early 80s – with exclusive live performances by The Clash, The Specials, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, The Who, Rockpile, Wings, Pretenders, Queen, and Rockestra – a group with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, and Dave Edmunds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.Christmas With The Rat Pack ... CD
Capitol/EMI, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ring a ding, ding, Merry Christmas! As many holiday recordings that the boys made, together and in their individual careers, it's a bit of a surprise that Capitol is only now releasing a holiday Rat compilation, but here it is! The material ranges from Frank and Dean's widely available late 50s solo work, to relatively obscure output from a decade or so down the road, with a couple warm, cozy winter tunes that are not specifically written for the holidays, but make great brandy-sipping fireplace tunes. You get Frank's solo honey croon on "Mistletoe And Holly", "The First Noel", and "The Chirstmas Waltz", Dean's similar, but boozier approach on "Silver Bells", "Peace On Earth/Silent Night", and "White Christmas", Sammy making his magic on "The Christmas Song", "Jingle Bells", and the previously unreleased "Christmas Time All Over The World", and plenty more of each party. 21 tunes in all (whew!) and maybe best of all, "A Marshmallow World" and "Auld Lang Syne" – two live gems from Dean's 1967 and 1970 TV specials when the crew were at their hard/easy living, boozy, now sounding best! CD

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.Christmas With The Rat Pack ... CD
EMI, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ring a ding, ding, Merry Christmas! As many holiday recordings that the boys made, together and in their individual careers, it's a bit of a surprise that Capitol is only now releasing a holiday Rat compilation, but here it is! The material ranges from Frank and Dean's widely available late 50s solo work, to relatively obscure output from a decade or so down the road, with a couple warm, cozy winter tunes that are not specifically written for the holidays, but make great brandy-sipping fireplace tunes. You get Frank's solo honey croon on "Mistletoe And Holly", "The First Noel", and "The Chirstmas Waltz", Dean's similar, but boozier approach on "Silver Bells", "Peace On Earth/Silent Night", and "White Christmas", Sammy making his magic on "The Christmas Song", "Jingle Bells", and the previously unreleased "Christmas Time All Over The World", and plenty more of each party. 21 tunes in all (whew!) and maybe best of all, "A Marshmallow World" and "Auld Lang Syne" – two live gems from Dean's 1967 and 1970 TV specials when the crew were at their hard/easy living, boozy, now sounding best! CD

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Crooners ... LP
Universal (France), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic singers take on the sound of the season – in the kind of collection that really takes aim at those years when the world of Christmas records really started to explode! The tunes here mix some of the paternalistic voices of TV Christmas specials with some that are more in the world of jazz and rock – mixing things up in a nice way, and offering up plenty of classics along the way! Titles include "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Frank Sinatra, "Christmas Time All Over The World" by Sammy Davis Jr, "Let It Snow" by Dean Martin, "Winter Wonderland" by Paul Anka, "Christmas Night In Harlem" by Louis Armstrong, "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" by Perry Como, "The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme, "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Ray Charles & Betty Carter, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Frank Sinatra, and "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRed Hot Christmas Vol 5 – Santa's Brand New Bag ... CD
Blitzen, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Santa's got a brand new bag here – and it's filled with a whole host of obscure and unusual soul-based Christmas tunes! There's a few numbers here you'll know as classics, but they're mixed with plenty other gems too – in a smashing set list of 27 tracks that includes "Christmas Time Again" by Reuben Anderson, "The Christmas Spirit" by Nelson Pigfoot & The Motivations, "Santa's Got A Brand New Bag" by Gary Walker, "Merry Christmas To You" by The Salem Travelers, "Blue Christmas Blue" by The King Tones, "Christmas Song" by Lee Jackson & The Cadillac Baby Specials, "My Letter To Santa" by The Marshans, "You Won't Have To Wait Til Christmas" by Lee Rogers, "Call Me For Christmas" by Gary US Bonds, "The Christmas Song (live)" by Marvin Gaye, "Silent Night" by Sister Lucille Pop & The Pearly Gates, "Christmas In The Ghetto" by Big Daddy Ervin Rucker, "A Funky Xmas To You" by J Hines & The Boys, and "Christmas In Vietnam" by The Soul Searchers. CD
 
 
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