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Jimmy WitherspoonSpoon Concerts ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some surface and edge wear, partially split top seams and a bit of stuck-on paper along the top.)

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✨✧ Jimmy WitherspoonSpoon Concerts ... CD
Fantasy, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features backings by Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles, Leroy Vinnegar, and Mel Lewis – plus additional tracks with Roy Eldridge and Earl Hines. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank MarrGreasy Spoon/I Can't Go On (Without You) ... 7-inch
Federal, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
"Greasy Spoon" is probably the biggest single ever by organist Hank Marr – a hip little stepper that slinks along at a midtempo pace, Hank's organ in the lead, chopping out the groove, while a tenor sneaks up from behind. "I Can't Go On" is a lot mellower – a late nite ballad, of the sort you'd find on a Gene Ammons album from the same time. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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CanLive In Brighton 1975 ... CD
Mute/Spoon, 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 17.99
Stunning live material from Can – a never-issued performance from 1975, and very much in the same spirit as their excellent release of concert material from a Stuttgart show of the same year – in that the tracks are long, free-flowing, and even more jamming than their work on record! In fact, there's an approach here that almost goes back to the roots – as if Can were shrugging off the songs they'd created for their increasingly-tight albums of the 70s, and going for more of a spontaneous jam vibe overall – one that's driven by the always-wonderful drums of Jaki Liebezeit, which sound even better here in the echoey space of the concert! You'll definitely catch snippets of familiar Can classics, but in a nicely mixed up way – spun out over the seven long tracks on the double-length set. CD

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CanMonster Movie (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Spoon/Mute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 31.99
The groundbreaking debut of Can – a record that came out on 1969, and is every bit a part of its time – but also light-years ahead of so many of its contemporaries, with a quality that's kept the music intensely resonant over the decades! The songs are long, jamming, and full of plenty of prog and psych elements – yet they're also unlike those genres at all – maybe colder, starker, more visionary – using just familiar instruments, but in ways that are oddly unsettling – thanks in part to the intensity of the group's sense of interplay! The amazing Jaki Leibezeit is on drums, next to the raw guitar work of Michael Karoli, the insane basslines of Holger Czukay, and mad organ of Irmin Schmidt – topped here with vocals from the group's initial singer, Malcolm Mooney. The whole thing's fantastic – and titles include "Father Cannot Yell", "Mary Mary So Contrary", "Outside My Door", and the incredible side-long "You Doo Right" – which takes up the second half of the album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on Monster Sky vinyl and with download!)

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✨✧ CanEge Bamyasi ... CD
Spoon/Mute, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most essential Can albums, and perhaps their best – have drums ever sounded better on a record? Ege Bamyasi features some of Jaki Liebezeit's greatest beats, from the shorter songs like the amazing "Vitamin C", "I'm So Green", and "Spoon", to the longer, stretched out tunes in the tradition of the group's previous masterpiece, Tago Mago – "Pinch", "Soup", and "One More Night". With the classic second lineup, featuring Damo Suzuki on vocals, spouting off in several languages during the course of single song, but with a few instrumental numbers too. Elastic grooves with a driving pulse! CD

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✨✧ CanMonster Movie ... CD
Spoon/Mute, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The groundbreaking debut of Can – a record that came out on 1969, and is every bit a part of its time – but also light-years ahead of so many of its contemporaries, with a quality that's kept the music intensely resonant over the decades! The songs are long, jamming, and full of plenty of prog and psych elements – yet they're also unlike those genres at all – maybe colder, starker, more visionary – using just familiar instruments, but in ways that are oddly unsettling – thanks in part to the intensity of the group's sense of interplay! The amazing Jaki Leibezeit is on drums, next to the raw guitar work of Michael Karoli, the insane basslines of Holger Czukay, and mad organ of Irmin Schmidt – topped here with vocals from the group's initial singer, Malcolm Mooney. The whole thing's fantastic – and titles include "Father Cannot Yell", "Mary Mary So Contrary", "Outside My Door", and the incredible side-long "You Doo Right" – which takes up the second half of the album! CD
(2008 remastered edition.)
Also available Monster Movie (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 30.99

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✨✧ CanTago Mago (remastered) ... CD
Mute/Spoon, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Moody genius from Can – and one of greatest albums of its time! Tons of spooky spare atmosphere, vocals that go from a lull to a cathartic echoey shriek, and that rollicking and propulsive backbeat that makes Can a band for the ages. Not just a landmark in what was to be dubbed Krautrock – truly an indispensable masterpiece regardless of genre, and a record so influential to so many movements in underground music that it is really impossible to imagine the world without it. Timeless! Tracks include "Paperchase", "Mushroom", "Oh Yeah", "Halleluwah", "Aumgn", "Peking O", and "Bring Me Coffee Or Tea". CD

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✨✧ CanCan (aka Inner Space) (SACD pressing) ... CD
Mute/Spoon (France), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet late 70s work from Can – working here at a level that's a cool compression of the group's earlier ideals, but with a style that's very true to their roots! Drums are still by Jaki Liebezeit, who has this great way of being loose and stiff at the same time – a bit of a flow that seems to reflect changes in jazzy funk during the 70s, but still with more of that forward-moving energy of Krautrock – which is furthered by the long keyboard lines spun out by Irmin Schmidt! Some of the guitar parts get a bit more focused on stronger lead elements, but never in a way that's overindulgent – and likewise, the vocals can stand out at points, but never dominate the overall mix of music. The group handle production this time by themselves – and titles include "All Gates Open", "Safe", "Sunday Jam", "Sodom", "A Spectacle", "EFS Nr 99", and "Can Be". CD
(Out of print Super Audio CD pressing.)

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✨✧ CanLive In Brighton 1975 (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mute/Spoon, 1975. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
Stunning live material from Can – a never-issued performance from 1975, and very much in the same spirit as their excellent release of concert material from a Stuttgart show of the same year – in that the tracks are long, free-flowing, and even more jamming than their work on record! In fact, there's an approach here that almost goes back to the roots – as if Can were shrugging off the songs they'd created for their increasingly-tight albums of the 70s, and going for more of a spontaneous jam vibe overall – one that's driven by the always-wonderful drums of Jaki Liebezeit, which sound even better here in the echoey space of the concert! You'll definitely catch snippets of familiar Can classics, but in a nicely mixed up way – spun out over the seven long tracks on the double-length set. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition. Includes download!)
Also available Live In Brighton 1975 ... CD 15.99
 
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CrusadersBest Of The Crusaders ... LP
Blue Thumb/ABC, Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Fantastic funky jazz from the Crusaders! The set includes some of their best cuts from their years at Blue Thumb – when they were slicking things up a bit, but still staying pretty true to their soul jazz roots. There's a lot of nice electric funky numbers, and more than a few hip hop samples on here! Titles include "Stomp & Buck Dance", "Greasy Spoon", "Scratch", "Soul Caravan", "Keep That Same Old Feeling", "Chain Reaction", "Hard Times", and "So Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a trace of a sticker.)

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Godley & CremeFrabjous Days – The Secret World Of Godley & Creme 1967 to 1969 ... CD
Marmalade/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
A key lost chapter in the career of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme – material recorded for the Marmalade label in the years before they burst forth to greater fame in 10CC – all with a very different vibe than the sound of that later group! There's still plenty of the heavenly quality of Godley & Creme material going on here – but with a vibe that's maybe got some of the same post-folk elements as the coolest LA Sunshine pop – almost as if Godley were singing on a Millennium album, but with all the spaced-out, completely sublime approach that Creme would bring to the sessions. The first seven tracks on the set are from an unreleased album titled Frajboy & Runcible Spoon – then the set moves into some acetate material, two rare compilation tracks, other singles, and more unreleased material – 19 tracks that already show Godley & Creme at the top of their game! Titles include "Chaplin House", "I'm Beside Myself", "To Fly Away", "The Late Mr Late", "Take Me Back", "Today", "Hot Sun", "It's The Best Seaside In The World", "Seeing Things Green", "Goodnight Blinkers", "Over & Above My Head", and "One & One Make Love". CD

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Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Celluloid, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of the black underworld, and is the aural equivalent of a blacksploitation flick. Kool & The Gang provided the music – and Jalal tells the whole story throughout, in the same hard rappin' style he used with the Last Poets! The record's an undisputed classic, and includes the sample classic "Sport", plus loads of other righteous funky cuts like "Spoon", "Grit's Den", and "Sentenced To The Chair"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Savoy BrownRaw Sienna ... LP
Parrot/London, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $17.99
A fantastic classic from Savoy Brown – one of those records that shows just why these guys were so great during their short early run! The approach is maybe familiar blues rock, but the sound is also very special – with a great sense of fusion of all the elements, so that vocals, guitar, and rhythms all seem tightly tied together – still with the kind of bravado you might expect, and plenty of strong guitar from Kim Simmonds – but also given this focus that's really wonderful, especially when heavy piano lines come into the mix to almost give things a Mose Allison vibe, and added horns open up some currents of soul. A strong cut above the competition – with titles that include "Master Hare", "Needle & Spoon", "A Hard Way To Go", "That Same Feelin", "A Little More Wine", "I'm Crying", "Is That So", and "Stay While The Night Is Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some ring and edge wear, a partially split top seam and initials in marker on the back and one label.)

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VariousExtra Added Soul – Crossover, Modern, & Funky Soul ... CD
Numero/J&D, 1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – as it's kind of an extra dose of soulful tracks from the vaults of the many reissue projects handled by the Numero Group over the years! The collection brings together upbeat soul groovers, warm modern soul gems, and a few funkier cuts – in a mix that really rewrites any understanding that you might have of uptempo soul in the 70s – underground grooves that are quite far from the slicker disco of the charts, and which together make for a set that could easily pack the dancefloor! Titles include "Deep In Your Heart" by Young Divines, "I Love You" by Karriem, "Main Squeeze" by Nate Evans, "Love Explosion" by Donnell Pittman, "Love Is On The Way" by Bill Spoon, "Try My Love Again" by Syl Johnson, "Lift This Hurt" by Elvin Spencer, "We're Two Fools In Love" by Dyson's Faces, "No Matter" by La'Fez, "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, "I Think It's Time" by Alice Swoboda, "I'll Never Say No" by The Summits, "Cosmos Third Eye" by Cosmos Universal Band, and "Standing By Love" by Eula Cooper. CD

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✨✧ VariousTo The Outside Of Everything – A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977 to 1981 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
Great sounds from some of our favorite years of the British scene – those moments right after punk first exploded, and a generation of young English artists took off in so many different musical directions! The era's been labeled as post-punk, but what makes it really unique is that the label hardly does the music justice – as the time had such a rich array of sounds and styles, it would be impossible to sum of the vibe in just a few short words! There's definitely some punk elements in the music, but there's also electronic moments, sweeter songs, noisy bits, compressed prog inspirations, and even some occasional witty elements – with songwriting that's really stood the test of time over the years. There have been other collections of post-punk work over the years, but we've never seen a package like this – as the 5CD set features 111 tracks in all, packaged inside a book-style cover that's overflowing with notes and images – all with a track selection that includes lots of lost gems. In other words, even if you're like us, and already love this period, you'll still find plenty of greatness here – as the whole thing's balanced well enough to please both newcomers and longtime collectors. Includes work by Dif Juz, Glaxo Babies, The Homosexuals, Ultravox, Swell Maps, Clock DVD, Maximum Joy, Section 25, The Cravats, Native Hipsters, Josef K, Art Objects, The Passions, Big In Japan, Fischer-Z, Family Fodder, Girls At Our Best, Ludus, Boots For Dancing, In Camera, The Disco Zombies, Medium Medium, Alternative TV, The Nightingales, My Captains, Five Or Six, Steve Diggle, Dance Chapter, Fire Engines, Spoon Fazer, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Joe BeckNature Boy ... CD
Verve/Long Hair (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool little album from Joe Beck – very different than most of his other work! Although Beck's best known for his guitar work on funky 70s jazz records, this early album has him working in a mixture of rock, jazz, and folk styles – all cast in the hipster mode of Verve's Forecast imprint. There's a few funk tunes on here, but the best numbers are stretched out trippy ones that bring together jazz and folk, in a floating "folk funk experience" sound that we totally love, perfect for the generation of Tim Hardin and Nick Drake. Beck sings on some cuts, and others are instrumental. Titles include "Ain't No Use Talkin", "Goodbye LA", "Please Believe Me", "Let Me Go", "Come Back: Visions Without You", and "Spoon's Caress". CD

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✨✧ Billy BrunerBilly Bruner ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Billy Bruner looks nice and relaxed on the cover – and his grooves are nice and relaxed, too – but maybe that's just how they make their music in Billy's hometown of Tulsa! The set's got a sweet blend of 80s soul and mellow boogie – never too over the top, and handled with a nice mix of 80s production styles, in a good balance between electric elements and some warmer modes at the core. Most cuts are nicely unpolished – diamonds in the rough that might have been hits, had they gotten commercial treatment – but which are maybe even better sounding in this approach. The package features a few unreleased tracks, and work by Billy that also includes cuts by T'Spoon and The Davis Family – on titles that include "If You Dance Tonite", "School Dance", "Amazing", "The Tulsa Song", "The Dream", "Sweetness", "Cat's Meow", and "Say Yeah". CD

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✨✧ Billy BrunerBilly Bruner ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Billy Bruner looks nice and relaxed on the cover – and his grooves are nice and relaxed, too – but maybe that's just how they make their music in Billy's hometown of Tulsa! The set's got a sweet blend of 80s soul and mellow boogie – never too over the top, and handled with a nice mix of 80s production styles, in a good balance between electric elements and some warmer modes at the core. Most cuts are nicely unpolished – diamonds in the rough that might have been hits, had they gotten commercial treatment – but which are maybe even better sounding in this approach. The package features a few unreleased tracks, and work by Billy that also includes cuts by T'Spoon and The Davis Family – on titles that include "If You Dance Tonite", "School Dance", "Amazing", "The Tulsa Song", "The Dream", "Sweetness", "Cat's Meow", and "Say Yeah". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ScreentonesHistory Of Kodokuno Gourmet – Season 1 to 8 ... LP
HMV (Japan), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great accompaniment to one of our favorite TV shows in recent years – Japan's great Solitary Gourmet – a program that has a weary businessman discovering special magic in tiny restaurants that he encounters in his travels! The work here is almost all instrumental, and moves between jazz and other small combo modes – sometimes with a whistle or a voice, but usually using acoustic guitar, soprano sax, keyboards, and drums – shifting in different arrays as the music stretches out here to cover the different settings and seasons of the show. We've always loved watching the program, but never realized how great the music is on its own – and if anything, the package has us wanting an even more complete collection from the many dozens of episodes broadcast over the years. 25 tracks in all – including "Ginza", "Swing 56", "Irish Spoon", "I Miss U", "Jiro's Title", "Stay Alone", and "12pm Next". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Wilbur De Paris & Jimmy WitherspoonCallin' The Blues (aka New Orleans Blues) ... LP
Atlantic (UK), 1957. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Quite an unusual date for vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon – one that has him singing with the group of Wilbur De Paris, in a mode that's a lot more trad than any of Jimmy's other records from the time! Turns out, that amazing voice is perfect for the setting – and Witherspoon really sounds wonderful here – ringing out with a full, rich style that most other trad male singers would never attempt – recorded beautifully for the session with top-shelf Atlantic fidelity, too – and more than a few echoes of their R&B approach in the studio! The group features Wilbur De Paris on trombone, Sidney De Paris on cornet, Omer Simeon on clarinet, and Sonny White on piano – and titles include "Careless Love", "Trouble In Mind", "Lotus Blossom", "Big Fine Girl", "Good Rollin Blues", and "When The Sun Goes Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, a bit of aging and two small tears in the opening.)

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Lovin SpoonfulVery Best Of The Lovin Spoonful ... LP
Kama Sutra, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light surface and edge wear.)

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Lovin' SpoonfulGreatest Hits ... CD
Buddha, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Spoonie GeeStreet Girl (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tuff City, 1985. Sealed ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sealed copy! In a Tuff City sleeve.)

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Joe Turner & Jimmy WitherspoonPatcha, Patcha, All Night Long – Joe Turner Meets Jimmy Witherspoon ... LP
Pablo, 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Titles include "Patcha Patcha", "Blues Lament", "JT's Blues", and "You Got Me Runnin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has looks great, with just a bit of light wear.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonBaby Baby Baby ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Backings feature Kenny Burrell on guitar, Leo Wright on alto, and Gildo Mahones on piano! Titles include "Mean Old Frisco", "Rocks In My Bed", "Lonely Boy Blues", and "One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s OBC pressing.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon At Monterey (Jimmy Witherspoon At The Monterey Jazz Festival) ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Arguably one of the greatest albums ever cut by Jimmy Witherspoon – recorded live at an early Monterey Jazz Festival, and done in a style that shows the strong link between jazz and blues in Jimmy's work! The group on the set includes Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, and Woody Herman – and the longish tracks on the set give them all more than enough room to solo alongside Jimmy's bluesy vocals. The album's also one of the first to be produced by a young David Axelrod – and shows a clear respect for both the singer and the musicians, in a combination that would come out even more strongly on Axe's later productions for Capitol. Titles include "No Rollin Blues", "Big Fine Girl", "Good Rockin Tonight", "Ain't Nobody's Business", and "When I Been Drinkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon With The Junior Mance Trio ... CD
Stony Plain, 1969. Used ... $4.99
Features Junior Mance on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. CD
(Punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Witherspoon, Jimmy Rushing, Al Hibbler, etcShoutin Swingin & Makin Love – Rare Vintage Recordings 1951 to 1964 ... LP
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. NOTE – Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has ring and edge wear, mostly split spine, some splitting in the top seam, and small stains in back.)

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VariousHappy Times – The Songs Of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham Vol 2 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Tremendous work from one of the greatest songwriting duos in southern soul – Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, two artists who barely had any success on their own, but who gave the world a host of fantastic songs all handled by other poeple! Penn and Oldham were neck deep in the best elements of the southern scene of the 60s – particularly Memphis, which oozes from many of these recordings in the best way possible – and which also reflects the genre-crossing spirit that was very strong in the Tennessee scene during the period – a post Civil Rights ability to move between soul and rock, country and city, all with a deep sense of feeling that really comes through in this work! This second look at their songs is maybe even deeper than the first put together by Ace Records – as it features lots of real surprises, and overlooked gems that show just how rich the duo's genius was at the time. As always, the notes are very detailed, which really illuminates the wide variety of tracks – a lineup that includes "Goodies" by The Goodees, "Everybody's Got To Cry Sometime" by Art Freeman, "Destroyed" by The Yo Yos, "Big Louie" by Guy Darnell, "Cheaters Never Win" by Tony Borders, "I Do" by June Conquest, "The Power Of Love" by Don Varner, "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy" by Arthur Conley, "Happy Times" by The Box Toops, "Hey Mister" by Sandy Posey, "Up Tight Good Woman" by Wilson Pickett, "Broadway Walk" by Bobby Womack, "In The Same Old Way" by Bobby Bare, "I Need A Lot Of Loving" by The Ovations, "Hello There" by James & Bobby Purify, "Help Me Find My Groove" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Strangest Feeling" by Bill Brandon, "My Man" by June Edwards, and "I'll Be Your Baby" by Spooner's Crowd. CD

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✨✧ Lovin SpoonfulRevelation Revolution 69 ... LP
Kama Sutra, 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the trippiest efforts from the Lovin Spoonful – an album recorded after John Sebastian left the group, and Joe Butler took over – leading the group into some nicely tripped-out territory for the set! The album's still got some echoes of the Spoonful's earlier folk/pop roots, but the sound is also more complex too – mature and thoughtful at some points, sonically experimental at others – put together with some cool arrangements from Richard Rome, Bob Finiz, and Butler – all of whom push the record into a mode that's almost more singer/songwriter than before. Some numbers have some cool studio bits and experiments, and titles include "War Games", "Till I Run With You", "Never Going Back", "Amazing Air", "Jug Of Wine", "Words", and "Revelation Revolution 69". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ VariousSweet Inspiration – The Songs Of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of wonderful tunes – all written by the legendary southern soul team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham! The pair rarely entered the spotlight themselves, but contributed countless compositions that helped forge the sound of southern soul in the 60s – classic tunes that made the music of Memphis and Muscle Shoals even more mighty than anyone might have expected – thanks to a depth of feeling, sensitivity of emotion, and a trademark undercurrent of sadness that really helped the music set a new level at the time! This collection is the first to really do justice to the full range of the Penn/Oldham catalog – a beautiful batch of soul singles from a variety of different 60s labels – laid out back to back, in a breathtaking tapestry of soulful music. Titles include "Feed The Flame" by Ted Taylor, "Take Me" by Solomon Burke, "I'm Your Puppet" by Dionne Warwick, "Out Of Left Field" by Percy Sledge, "Cry Like A Baby" by Arthur Alexander, "It Tears Me Up" by Jeanne Newman, "I Met Her In Church" by Tony Borders, "I Need Someone" by The Wallace Brothers, "In The Same Old Way" by Arthur Conley, "Let It Happen" by James Carr, "Are You Never Coming Home" by Sandy Posey, and "I Worship The Ground You Walk On" by Etta James. CD

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✨✧ Teaspoon & The WavesTeaspoon & The Waves ... CD
Soul Jazz Pop/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Clubby work from the South African scene of the 70s – but a set that's got a very equal amount of jazz – as you might guess from the group's saxophone-wielding leader on the cover! Tracks are long, and build from an instrumental core first – often leaving out vocals entirely, as the grooves spin out with sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and driving basslines – which open up to some excellent solos on tenor and trumpet, often with a vibe that echoes some of the South African jazz styles of the decade! But the vocals are nice, too – and come out especially strong on the album's classic "Oh Yeh Soweto" – a sweet ripoff of the Lamont Dozier track "Back To My Roots". Other tracks include "Saturday Express", "Got Me Tight", "Friday Night", and "Wind & Fire". CD

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✨✧ Teaspoon & The WavesTeaspoon & The Waves ... LP
Soul Jazz Pop/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Clubby work from the South African scene of the 70s – but a set that's got a very equal amount of jazz – as you might guess from the group's saxophone-wielding leader on the cover! Tracks are long, and build from an instrumental core first – often leaving out vocals entirely, as the grooves spin out with sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and driving basslines – which open up to some excellent solos on tenor and trumpet, often with a vibe that echoes some of the South African jazz styles of the decade! But the vocals are nice, too – and come out especially strong on the album's classic "Oh Yeh Soweto" – a sweet ripoff of the Lamont Dozier track "Back To My Roots". Other tracks include "Saturday Express", "Got Me Tight", "Friday Night", and "Wind & Fire". LP, Vinyl record album

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Box TopsLetter/Cry Like A Baby/Non Stop/Dimensions (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
Four full albums from the Box Tops, plus bonus tracks too! First up is The Letter/Neon Rainbow – a powerhouse set from The Box Tops – a 60s group who showed the world that the Memphis scene had as much to offer the world of rock as it did the worlds of blues and soul – thanks to the all-great pedigree of this album! Not only does the group feature a very young Alex Chilton on lead vocals, the set was also recorded at the new American Recording Studios headed up by Chips Moman – with tracks on the record from the classic soul songwriting team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, not to mention a few by the young Bobby Womack too! The bit hit "The Letter" leads off the set, but the album's way more than just that it – filled with great tunes that include "I Pray For Rain", "I'm Your Puppet", "Happy Times", "Neon Rainbow", "Break My Mind", "She Knows How", and "Everything I Am". Cry Like A Baby is a fantastic album from The Box Tops – the kind of all-great, no-filler record that really set them apart from some of their 60s contemporaries! At this point, Alex Chilton's still not a songwriter, but he sounds tremendous in the lead on vocals – working with superb Memphis production, amidst a host of great tunes from the team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, plus a few other key songwriters too! Penn produced the record, and really gives it a fantastic sound – the kind of special touches and genre-bending elements of his own later records – on titles that include "Deep In Kentucky", "Cry Like A Baby", "Trouble With Sam", "The Door You Closed To Me", "Lost", "Fields Of Clover", and "Every Time". Non Stop is beautiful work from The Box Tops – a set that has the group moving way past their early hits, and finding this really sort of special place in the world of up-and-coming artists in the 60s! The Box Tops were maybe one of the first Memphis rock groups to really put together all the great elements that were bubbling in that city's scene during the 60s – the unique hybrid of soul, country, R&B, and other influences that were filtering into groups via the cross-cultural vibe of the city. That quality really comes through here – partly in the group's performance and the lead vocals of Alex Chilton, partly in the great production by Dann Penn, who also wrote a number of tracks with Spooner Oldham, and partly in the way that fuller arrangements are used to underscore some more soulful touches in the music. Titles include "Sandman", "Choo Choo Train", "I'm Movin On", "People Gonna Talk", "She Shot A Hole In My Soul", "I Met Her In Church", "I Can Dig It", and "If I Had Let You In". Dimensions is maybe one of the most soulful albums by The Box Tops – and that's saying a heck of a lot, as there's plenty of other soul elements moving through the other records! Alex Chilton's really finding his own here, and contributes a number of his own songs to the record, as a harbinger of his great legacy to come – and the production is slightly shifted, with Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman taking over from Dan Penn, and maybe bringing in even more elements from the wide crossover between rock and soul on the Memphis scene. Titles include "I See Only Sunshine", "Together", "The Happy Song", "Rock Me Baby", "Sweet Cream Ladies", "I Must Be The Devil", "Midnight Angel", and "Soul Deep". Bonus cuts include "Since I Been Gone", "Lay Your Smile On Me", "King's Highway", "Take Me To Your Heart", "Georgia Farm Boy", "Come On Honey", and "You Keep Tightening Up On Me". CD

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✨✧ James CarrBest Of James Carr ... CD
Goldwax/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful collection of work from the legendary James Carr – a singer that those in the know place at the same level as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, or any of the deep soul greats of the 60s! Like Otis, James recorded heavily on the Memphis scene at the time – not for Stax or Atlantic, but for the smaller Goldwax label – who really hit magic with the sounds you'll hear on this set – a perfect blend of the richness of James' voice with the kind of slow-burning soul sounds that the scene was really hitting during its golden years! The songwriters alone here are enough to sell the set to any fan of classic southern soul – as tunes include contributions from Chips Moman, Dan Penn, Quinton Claunch, William Bell, and Spooner Oldham – writers who maybe never had a better interpreter of their work than Carr – who knocks it out of the park here on tunes that include "Love Attack", "Dark End Of The Street", "Freedom Train", "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "You've Got My Mind Messed Up", "A Man Needs A Woman", "Let's Face Facts", "You Hurt So Good", "I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore", "I'm A Fool For You", "Your Love Made A U-Turn", and "Let It Happen". CD

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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Aretha Arrives in great style – and a mixture between her earlier vocal jazz years at Columbia, and her later southern soul sides of the 60s! Arif Mardin is already arranging Aretha's work at this point, and the backing group includes southern soul studio giants like Spooner Oldham, Tommy Cogbill, and Roger Hawkins – but there's also a number of tracks that have mellow strings and horns by Ralph Burns, very much in the lush style of Burns' work for other vocalists – and a bit different than some of Franklin's other Atlantic work. The Sweet Inspirations back up Aretha on "Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)", and a few other tracks feature backings by sisters Erma and Carolyn – who are always a welcome addition! Titles include "Prove It", "Never Let Me Go", "I Wonder", "Going Down Slow", and "Night Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue and green label pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". CD includes 4 bonus tracks "Chain of Fools (unedited version)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (mono single version)", "Since You've Never Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (mono single version)", and "Ain't No Way (mono single version)"! CD
Also available Lady Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $4.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". CD includes the bonus tracks "Chain of Fools (unedited version)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (mono single version)", "Since You've Never Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (mono single version)", and "Ain't No Way (mono single version)"! CD
Also available Lady Soul ... CD 9.99

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Jon HendricksEvolution Of The Blues Song ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
An early concept album from the great Jon Hendricks – one that tells the story of blues through jazz – all put together as a flowing story in music! Jon speaks and sings the whole tale – but also gets some help on vocals from Big Miller, Hanna Dean, and Jimmy Witherspoon – as well as great musical backing from the core Ike Isaac Trio, with solos by Pony Poindexter and Ben Webster! The music is mostly rooted in blues, but with a hipper jazz sensibility – almost in the way that Oscar Brown Jr and others were going back to the roots, but updating them for the 60s. Titles include "WPA Blues", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "New Orleans", "I Had My Share", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jiro Inagaki & His Soul MediaHead Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/P-Vine (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $43.99
A definite head rocker here – a brilliant bit of funky jazz from Japan, and a record that beautifully balances acoustic and electric elements! Jiro Inagaki plays some heavy tenor and soprano sax on the record – working with a combo that includes electric guitar, electric bass, and organ – plus a trumpet joining Jiro in the frontline! The rhythms are tight, hard, and very funky at times – drenched in soul, but also filtered through a bit of a psychedelic influence, as you might guess from the cover on the record – and Jiro's choppy tenor and soprano come off with some of the same sharp notes and changes you might expect from the best European funky fusion of the time. Tracks include "Spoonful", "The Ground For Peace", "Head Rock", "The Vamp", "Back To Back", "High Jack", and "Twenty One". CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Chess/Jackpot, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". Includes 4 bonus tracks – "My Heart Cries", "Spoonful", "It's A Crying Shame", and "If I Can't Have You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Boogaloo Joe JonesMindbender (aka Introducing the Psychedelic Soul Guitar...)/My Fire ... CD
BGP (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A pair of soul jazz guitar gems from the legendary Boogaloo Joe Jones – back to back on a single CD! First up is the first-ever album from one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever – the mighty Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – the man who helped funky guitar find a whole new place in jazz with his albums for Prestige Records! This set's the first in that legendary run – and has Joe working in a style that's maybe a big straighter than in later years – but still more than wild enough to earn the "psychedelic" tag in the title! The record begins with some quartet tracks that really have Joe taking off – in a group with Ron Carter on bass, Ben Dixon on drums, and Richard Landrum on congas – then the set moves into some Hammond-based material with Limerick Knowles on organ, plus Alexander Witherspoon on electric bass and Bud Kelly on drums – obscure players overall, but who bring a nice edge to the record. Most of the cuts are covers, but the sound's nice and groovy, and Boogaloo Joe, as usual, is a great soloist – on titles that include "There Is A Mountain", "The Mindbender", "Games", "Sticks & Stones", and "Right Now". On My Fire, Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones steps forward strongly on his second set for Prestige Records – working with a nicely unified combo that includes the great Harold Mabern on piano, plus a bit of electric piano too – alongside tight rhythms from Peck Morrison on bass, Bill English on drums, and Richard Landrum on conga – all in a mode that's a mix of 60s soul jazz, and some of the wilder styles that Jones would pick up even more in a few records. A few tracks are nice and long, which allows for good solo space – and titles include "Light My Fire", "Time After Time", "Ivan the Terrible", "Take All", and "For Big Hal". CD

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Jay McShannHootie Blues – A Centenary Tribute – His 27 Finest ... CD
Retrospective (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... $7.99
Includes small ensemble and big band material and features work with Charlie Parker, Al Hibbler, Ben Webster, Jimmy Witherspoon, the Kansas City Stompers, and others! CD

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MugwumpsMugwumps ... LP
Warner, 1964. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Wonderful early work from Mama Cass and Denny Doherty – heard here in a pre-Mamas & Papas group from the east coast! The Mugwups have a sound that's quite unusual, even for their time – in that their approach is folk, but one that's electrified a fair bit before most other groups of their generation – especially some of the more pop-crossover ones. The rhythms are often quite bouncy, and even a bit rocking – romping along with a fullness that's hardly like other folk, and which really pushes along the harmonies of the group in a wonderful way. Other members include a pre-Lovin Spoonful Zal Yanovsky and Jim Hendricks, who handles the guitar – and John Sebastian even manages to play guitar on a few numbers as well. Titles include "I Don't Wanna Know", "Here It Is Another Day", "Do You Know What I Mean", "So Fine", "Do What They Don't Say", "Everybody's Been Talkin",a nd "I'll Remember Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo gold label pressing. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Dan PennFame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame ... CD
Fame/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any singles himself – just sang on these in-house recordings as a way of demonstrating the strength of his songs! Yet Penn's vocals are amazing – as raspy and soulful as any of the big names who recorded his work – and backed here by superb Fame support by the core combo of Spooner Oldham on piano and organ, Jimmy Johnson on guitar, and Roger Hawkins on drums. Oldham co-wrote most of the tunes with Penn, and really gives them a slow-burning, all-soul feel with his keyboard lines – and although demo recordings, the production here is every bit as great as commercially-released material from Fame – making the collection sparkle like the lost album (or albums!) that Dan Penn never had at the time. Titles include "Keep On Talking", "Feed The Flame", "Strangest Feeling", "I Do", "It Tears Me Up", "Uptight Good Woman", "Far From The Maddening Crowd", "The Puppet", "Long Ago", "Slippin Around With You", and "Do Something". CD

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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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Ten Years AfterTen Years After ... LP
Deram, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The great first album from Ten Years After – recorded at a time when the group were maybe more strongly linked to the bluesy sounds of the beat group generation than in later years – although still with a hint of some of the trippy touches to come! There's a surprisingly strong dedication to American blues roots at many moments – not just on some of the songs by Sonny Boy Williamson or Willie Dixon – but, maybe thanks to producer Mike Vernon, or more likely the genius of Alvin Lee, the guitars are already getting a bit fuzzy at times, and the keyboards have some unusual tones that you never would have heard on the south side of Chicago. Titles include "I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes", "Spoonful", "Feel It For Me", "Help Me", "Adventures Of A Young Organ", "I Want To Know", and "Losing The Dogs". LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light ring wear, some edge wear, and worn corners at the bottom.)

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VariousAtlantic Blues – Vocalists ... CD
Atlantic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
Music from Sippie Wallace, Jimmy Witherspoon, LaVern Baker, Mama Yancey, Joe Turner, Lil Green, Ruth Baker, Percy Mayfield, Ted Taylor, Esther Phillips, Otis Clay, Rufus Thomas and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousChess Uptown Soul ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The cooler, classier sound of Chess Records in the 60s – the side of Chicago soul that really showed that the Windy City was onto something special Sure, Chess gave the world plenty of blues and R&B, but the label also really helped open the door to a special side of soul music – the heady brew of new sounds that were coming from Chicago – in the hands of arrangers like Richard Evans, Johnny Pate, and Phil Wright – plus tracks recorded farther in the field, but which found a perfect home at Chess Records – as the label was able to balance the deep soul styles of the singers with some of the richer styles used in the backings and production! Yet all the while things still kept on with a nice groove – the kind of stepping sounds that got Chicago soul dancefloors going, and which still made them special well into the 21st Century – thanks to killer cuts like these. The whole thing's a really well-chosen batch of soul that goes way beyond simple Chess Records hits – and titles include "Jerk & Twine" by Jackie Ross, "Oh What A Feeling" by James Phelps, "Go Away Little Boy" by Marlena Shaw, "The Soul Of A Man" by Fontella Bass, "I Had A Talk With My Man" by Mitty Collier, "So Much Love" by Maurice & Mac, "Here You Come Running" by Sugar Pie De Santo, "Nothing But You" by The Chessmen, "Wear It On Our Face" by The Dells, "I Believe She Will" by Eddie & Ernie, "Sitting In The Park" by Billy Stewart, and "It Ain't No Big Thing" by The Radiants. Also includes the amazing instrumental "Two In The Morning" by Spooners Crowd – a killer cut from Fame Studios! CD

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✨✧ VariousComplete Fame Singles Vol 1 – 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 19.99
Legendary work from one of the greatest soul labels ever – a tiny Alabama imprint that helped bring the Muscle Shoals sound to the masses – thanks to the work of producer Rick Hall, and his crack band of session players! The music here set a whole new standard for soul in the south – and really helped bridge older 50s modes and the new wave of more expressive, more sophisticated singers – an evolution that you'll really hear over the span of the label's complete singles, even in this first volume. A few names here are big – like Jimmy Hughes and Arthur Conley – but there's also some great lesser-knowns that really make the collection great – some singers we never even knew recorded for Fame, and a few session players as stars on their own – like Dann Penn or Spooner Oldham. Titles include "Wish You Didn't Have To Go" by Spooner & The Spoons, "Party Talk" by June Conquest, "She Wants What She Can't Have" by Terry Woodford, "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" by The Villagers, "In The Same Old Way" by Arthur Conley, "You Can't Believe Everything You Hear" by Jimmy Hughes, "The Road Of Love" by Clarence Carter, "Take A Good Look" by James Barnett, "Let Them Talk" by Dann Penn, "A Piece Of My Heart" by Art Freeman, and "Time Will Bring You Back" by Jimmy Hughes. 52 tracks in all – with both a and b-sides too! CD

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✨✧ VariousComplete Goldwax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1966 ... CD
Goldwax/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by the mighty Memphis-based Goldwax Records – material that shows the roots of the label's famous deep soul style, and a wide variety of other modes as well! From the start, it's clear that the ears at Goldwax really knew what they were doing – as even the more pop-oriented recordings here have something very different – a care and quality that makes digging through the label's catalog on a single-by-single basis just as great as doing the same with work from Stax/Volt! As with that company, you can first hear Goldwax getting their start in a few different styles – some of which were issued on other labels at the time – then settling into a classic mode pretty quickly, that massive Memphis soul style that easily made Goldwax one of the most important southern soul imprints of the 60s. The package features a whopping 58 tracks in all, plus full notes too – both a and b-sides of early singles, with titles that include "Toddlin" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "It's Wonderful To Be In Love" by The Ovations, "I Can't Make It" by James Carr, "Arabian Jerk" by The Merits, "I Can't Fight This Much Longer" by Eddie Bond, "That's How Strong My Love Is" by OV Wright, "Our Last Quarrel"by Bobby McDowell, "Will I Ever Be Free" by Jeb Stewart, "The Day The World Cried (parts 1 & 2)" by Oboe, "A Thousand Vows" by Bobby McDowell, "Spoonful" by The Playboy Five, "Rhythm Marie" by Phillip & The Faithfuls, "Country Style" by Dorothy Williams, "Have You Seen Jean" by Al Vance, "Lover's Crime" by Spencer Wiggins, and "My Motor Bike Balked" by The Lamars. CD

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VariousFame Studios Story – Home Of The Muscle Shoals Sound (3CD set) ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 34.99
Genius work from one of the greatest Southern Soul studios ever – Muscle Shoals' legendary Fame Studios – the start of a huge wave of great music in the 60s, and a genre-changing sound that's still going strong today! The package is the best we've ever seen to look at Fame – not just a killer selection of the studio's music – 75 tracks that bring together rare singles, hits, and some lesser-known gems – but also a beautiful hardcover book, filled with pages and pages of great notes, vintage images, and more – really telling the unique take of Fame, producer Rick Hall, and all the mighty talents who helped make Muscle Shoals one of the most important sites for soul music in the 60s and 70s. Titles include "Ten Miles High" by David & The Giants, "Search Your Heart" by George Jackson, "Let Them Talk" by Dan Penn, "Two In The Morning" by Spooner's Crowd, "Lady In The Rain" by Lowell Fulson, "Wanted Lover" by James Govan, "Grits & Gravy" by The Fame Gang, "Get Involved" by George Soule, "What Color Is Love" by Roscoe Robinson, "Laugh It Off" by The Tams, "Thief In The Night" by Ben & Spence, "Take Me Just As I Am" by Mitty Collier, "I'm Just A Prisoner" by Candi Staton, "Thread The Needle" by Clarence & Calvin, and "Slippin Around With You" by Art Freeman. CD

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VariousSoul Of The Memphis Boys ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Deep soul from the glory days of the Memphis scene – not the better-known work recorded at Stax, but material from the smaller American Sound Studio – a new game in town during the late 60s, and a place that forged it's very own legacy in Memphis music! American recorded a variety of styles – a bit like Muscle Shoals – but this collection not only focuses most strongly on the soul music cut at the studios, but also work by "The Memphis Boys" – the superb in-house session group that included top-shelf talents like Reggie Young and Tommy Cogbill on guitar, Bobby Emmons on keyboards, and Chips Moman at the head of the group. The great Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham also did plenty of work for American – on material that was issued on a variety of labels – Atlantic, Cameo, Bell, Sound Stage 7, Smash, and others – all collected here with a deep set of notes that really gets at the special vibe going down at American. Titles include "Burning Fire" by Arthur Conley, "Someone To Take Your Place" by Bobby Marchan, "I Don't Want To Have To Wait" by James & Bobby Purify, "Ain't That True Love" by Oscar Toney Jr, "There's A Heartbreak Somewhere" by Roscoe Shelton, "Comin To Bring You Some Soul" by Sam Baker, "It Ain't Fair" by Ben E King, "Don't Take Your Love" by The Blossoms, "So Much Love" by Dusty Springfield, "Broadway Walk" by Bobby Womack, "Holdin On" by Jerry Lee Lewis, and "On The Other Side" by Lee Jones & The Sounds Of Soul. CD

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VariousThis Is Fame – 1964 to 1968 ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Classic sounds from one of the coolest labels and studios in southern soul – the mighty Fame, which was to Muscle Shoals what Stax was to Memphis – especially at the time of these mid 60s recordings! Like Stax, Fame was an indie with a strong ear to the ground – and was able to pull together some incredible talent for its in-house roster – really strong songwriters, and session musicians who went on to become the stuff of legends – very different than the slicker cats on the coast, and instead some really dedicated young players who forever helped change the sound of soul in the 60s! Because of the core collection of talent at Fame, and the strength of its leader and producer Rick Hall, there's a really unified vibe to this material, even though the singers in the lead are always different – as were the labels that originally released some of this material. Leave it up to Ace Records to pull all the best bits together, and also give us the wonderful story behind the Muscle Shoals scene – on titles that include "Fortune Teller" by The Del-Rays, "I Can't Stop" by Arthur Conley, "It Tears Me Up" by James Barnett, "Feed The Flame" by Billy Young, Take Me Just As I Am" by Dan Penn, "Hi Heel Sneakers" by Jimmy Hughes, "Slippin Around With You" by Art Freeman, "That Kind Of Lovin" by Otis Clay, "Don't Make Me Hate Loving You" by Jeanie Greene, "Back In Your Arms" by George Jackson, "Thread The Needle" by Clarence Carter, "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy" by Ralph Soul Jackson, "Long Ago" by Ben & Spence, "Keep On Talking" by James Barnett, "Come On Home" by Herman Moore, "Almost Persuaded" by June Conquest, "Wish You Didn't Have To Go" by Spooner & The Spoons, "I Worship The Ground You Walk On" by Jimmy Hughes, "A Piece Of My Heart" by Art Freeman, and "Blind Can't See" by Richard Earl & The Corvettes. CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf/Moanin In The Moonlight – Two In One ... CD
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 blues classics from the great Howlin Wolf – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Howlin Wolf – a record that has Wolf tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the recording quality's a bit better, and the tunes have a more unified feel – thanks partly to some classic compositions from Willie Dixon, whose work makes up a very big part of the album! Tunes were recorded between the years 1959 to 1962, and brought together for the record – and titles include "Shake For Me", "Spoonful", "Going Down Slow", "Down In The Bottom", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Red Rooster", and "Tell Me". On Moanin In The Moonlight, a set filled with raspy vocals, Wolf sings in a way that definitely lives up to his nickname! The sound here is spare and stripped down, with very little accompaniment – usually just a bit of guitar, piano, bass, and drums – and sometimes not even all that much! Wolf's vocals are wonderful throughout – archetypal, but not nearly as cliched as some of his contemporaries came to sound – with a timeless feel that really holds up throughout. Titles include "Smokestack Lightnin", "No Place To Go", "All Night Boogie", "Evil", "I Asked For Water", "Forty Four", and "Somebody In My Home". CD

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✨✧ Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleySuper Super Blues Band ... LP
Checker, 1967. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". LP, Vinyl record album
(1977 Checker/All Platinum pressing. Cover has a small cut corner, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Charlie PattonBest Of Charlie Patton – Classic Recordings From The 1920's & 1930's ... CD
Yazoo, 1920s/1930s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The world-changing late 20s and 1930s recordings of the great Charley Patton – grainy, soul shaking delta blues that's as pivotal and stirring as ever, if not even more so post-millenium, given that weary, old world lost beauty of it! 24 tracks including "Mississippi Boll Weavil Blues", "Banty Rooster Blues", "A Spoonful Of Blues", "High Water Everywhere", "Poor Me" and many more. CD

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✨✧ VariousAll The Blues You Need – Indigo 5th Anniversary Box (3CD set) ... CD
Indigo (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton, Bessie Smith, Blind Willie McTell, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Son House, Skip James, Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell, Tampa Red, Sleepy John Estes, Blind Boy Fuller, Memphis Minnie, Big Joe Williams, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Maceo, Doctor Clayton, Roy Brown, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra, Dinah Washington, Louis Jordan, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Paul Williams Sextet, Bullmoose Jackson, Julia Lee, Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers, Lonnie Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker & The Groundhogs, Lightning Slim, Ruth Brown, Lowell Fulson, Honeyboy Edwards, Jimmy Witherspoon, Otis Grand & The Dance Kings, Alexis Korner Blues Inc, Duster Bennett, The John Dummer Blues Band, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, John Mayall, Jo-Ann Kelly, Herbie Goins, Paul Jones, Alan Price & The Electric Blues Company, Chris Farlowe, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, Mick Abrahams, Ruby Turner, Paul Lamb & The King Snakes, and Fred James. CD

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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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✨✧ Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry/Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleyTwo Great Guitars/Super Super Blues Band ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of amazing all-star albums from Chess Records – back to back on a single CD! First up is Two Great Guitars – in which Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry come together in a really unique album for Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given all the groundbreaking sounds we heard from that label at the time! The format is quite unusual – as each side features a long instrumental jam that really lets the guitarists work out their differences – in modes that are almost proto-funk more than blues, rock, or soul – with lots of wicked guitar lines that are way ahead of their time in terms of recording space! The long tracks are "Chuck's Beat" and "Bo's Beat" – but the duo also shine brilliantly on the shorter tunes "Liverpool Drive" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". Next is The Super Super Blues Band – a group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Canadian pressing.)
Also available
Lady Soul ... CD 9.99
Lady Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 4 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest entry so far in this excellent series – and proof that the Mr Bongo label has gone much farther in recent years than it ever did in the past! Years back, Bongo was known as a hotbed of Latin and Brazilian music – but the sounds here are also rare funk and soul, other global modes, and even a few contemporary touches too – all served up with the care and class that we used to love from a Mr Bongo DJ night in London – way back when we used to make it to events like that! There's no need to know anything about the music in advance – just let the record work its magic, as it takes you through cuts that include "Paradise Island" by Azwon, "Eyes Growing Wider" by Carnival, "Throwing Stones (Kenny Dope mix)" by James Reese & The Progressions, "Amanha O Tempo Muda" by Lincoln, "Mama Matotoya" by Vikings, "Sputla" by Teaspoon Ndelu, "Al Elnim" by Hamlet Minassian, "Selfportait" by Matty, "Extralude (Wyndham Earl's more than an interlude rmx)" by Wax Machine, "Lotus 72 D" by Ze Roberto, "Sonho Lindo" by Don Ricardo, "The Peruvian" by DJ Format & The Simonsound, and "Don't Stop This Train" by Cindy & The Playmates. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleySuper Super Blues Band (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Checker/Jackpot, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 4 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest entry so far in this excellent series – and proof that the Mr Bongo label has gone much farther in recent years than it ever did in the past! Years back, Bongo was known as a hotbed of Latin and Brazilian music – but the sounds here are also rare funk and soul, other global modes, and even a few contemporary touches too – all served up with the care and class that we used to love from a Mr Bongo DJ night in London – way back when we used to make it to events like that! There's no need to know anything about the music in advance – just let the record work its magic, as it takes you through cuts that include "Paradise Island" by Azwon, "Eyes Growing Wider" by Carnival, "Throwing Stones (Kenny Dope mix)" by James Reese & The Progressions, "Amanha O Tempo Muda" by Lincoln, "Mama Matotoya" by Vikings, "Sputla" by Teaspoon Ndelu, "Al Elnim" by Hamlet Minassian, "Selfportait" by Matty, "Extralude (Wyndham Earl's more than an interlude rmx)" by Wax Machine, "Lotus 72 D" by Ze Roberto, "Sonho Lindo" by Don Ricardo, "The Peruvian" by DJ Format & The Simonsound, and "Don't Stop This Train" by Cindy & The Playmates. CD

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✨✧ Paul Butterfield Blues BandOriginal Lost Elektra Sessions (3LP set – with bonus tracks) (2022 Record Store Day Drop) ... LP
Elektra, Mid 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Legendary lost work from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band – a set that's mostly comprised of early sessions the group did for Elektra Records – but which were scrapped at the time, before the group moved on to record their actual first album! The lineup here is already that which would propel the group onto further genre-busting fame – with plenty of great guitar from the young Elvin Bishop, and the great Mike Bloomfield on piano, organ, and additional guitar – grounded by the work of Jerome Arnold on bass and Sam Lay on drums. There's way more material on here than just a single album – and titles include "Lovin Cup", "Rock Me", "Our Love Is Drifting", "Ain't No Need To Go No Further", "Spoonful", "That's Alright", "Poor Boy", "Nut Popper #1", "Just To Be With You", "Hate To See You Go", and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright". PLUS, this 3LP version features 3 more sides of unreleased material – tracks that appear here for the first time ever, and which were not on the previous CD release. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – with lots of bonus tracks!)
 
 
 



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