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VariousBuzzsaw Joint Cut 6 – Dusty Stylus ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Weirdo sounds from the glory days of the rare single – a great time when so many records were coming out, nobody ever cared too much about trying to stick to a familiar style or cash in on a certain market! Instead, the music here really mixes things up in a great way – as Latin rhythms, twangy guitars, jazzy piano, and other elements all come together in a range of great styles – sometimes soulful, sometimes exotic, and always with the great underground sound we love from this series! Titles include "Further Up The Road" by Jolly Jax, "Come On" by Dennis Roberts, "Poison Ivy" by Two Crows & The Diggers, "I'm Traveling" by Piney Brown, "Lulu Brown" by Grade Wicker, "Everyday" by Margo, "Please Pretty Please" by Leo Baxter, "Talkin About Me" by Moose John, and "Made It Up In Your Mind" by Big Jack Reynolds. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBuzzsaw Joint Cuts 5 & 6 – Sophisticated Savage/Dusty Stylus ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
Rare, raw tracks in the best sort of mode we've come to expect from the Stag-O-Lee label – the kind of sounds we've really been digging on their 10" vinyl compilations, but presented here in support of the Buzzsaw Joint club night in London! The tracks are all from the start of the 60s, and all from rare pieces of 45rpm vinyl – work by artists working in a rough blend of blues, R&B, swamp rock, and other rough-edged styles from the time. This CD set brings together material from the LP volumes 5 and 6 – and titles include "Jungle Love" by Bill Springer, "Look What You Do To Me" by Stick Evans, "Desert Caravan" by The Starfires, "Zei Gezunt" by Don Schraier Rocktet, "Toot Over" by Blues Blenders, "Get Lost" by The Metallics, "Hawaiian People Eater" by Jimmy Uke & His Islanders, "Certingly I Do" by Doodie Woo, "El Lobo" by The Demons, "Screw Driver" by Rhythmaires, "Further Up The Road" by Jolly Jax, "Come On" by Dennis Roberts, "Poison Ivy" by Two Crows & The Diggers, "I'm Traveling" by Piney Brown, "Lulu Brown" by Grade Wicker, "Everyday" by Margo, "Please Pretty Please" by Leo Baxter, "Talkin About Me" by Moose John, and "Made It Up In Your Mind" by Big Jack Reynolds. CD

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VariousCoolsville Vol 2 – Ten Inches Of Mean Sleaze & Kookie Far Out Bongo Blasters (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Hipster sounds from the pre-hippie years – tracks that were either recorded by beatniks, or which have a very cool beat-themed style to them – all pulled together from a range of rare recordings at the end of the 50s and the start of the 60s! The sound here is maybe what you'd guess from the very groovy cover – a bit of jazz, and a bit of wit as well – tunes that poke a bit of fun at the intellectual underground, especially as it collides with the more mainstream sound of rock and roll – served up here on a dozen fab platters that sound even better in the company of each other! The album's divided up into a "mean side" and "bongo beatin side" – and titles include "Jet Black" by The Shadows, "Bongo Beating Beatnik" by Joe Hall & The Corvettes, "Goatee" by Joey Warren, "Theme From Von Hutch" by Jerry Madison & The Spacemen, "The Toast" by The Champs, "Money Money" by Benny Joy, "Gargantua" by Piltdown Men, and "Back Beat No 1" by The Rondels. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGunsmoke Vols 3 & 4 – Dark Tales Of Western Noir From A Ghost Town Jukebox (10 inch vinyl) ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
A cool collection of really oddball numbers – unusual country, offbeat pop numbers, and a fair bit of cuts that have a popcorn groove somewhere down there at the bottom! These aren't the usual sorts of cuts you might expect – and instead, the collection's definitely on the hipper side of the spectrum from the things we hear from the Stag O Lee label – maybe the farther reaches past Bear Family and Ace records – into the real hinterland of the obscure 45. CD brings together material from the 10" LP sets vols 3 and 4 – and tracks include "Fire Of Love" by Jody Reynolds, "Lonely Moon" by Johnny Wells, "On The Horizon" by Ben E King, "Squaw Girl" by Fatima, "Hellbound Train" by Marie Robertson, "Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost" by Eddy Arnold, "Hard Working Man" by Dorsey Burnette, "Lumber City" by Big Buddy K, "Wild Streak" by Johnny Fallin, "Ghost Town" by Eddie Miller, "Down Bound Train" by Frank Gay & The Gayblades, "Bury Me Deep" by Bill Shaw, "The Living Dead" by Jim Burgett, "Mistery's Child" by Richard Hayes, "Workin On The Santa Fe" by Randy Starr, "Cell Walls" by Craig Brown, and "Rebel Heart" by Larry Hall. CD

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VariousHard Row To Hoe Vol 1 – Dark & Moody Rhythm & Blues Popcorn Style ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Great grooves from a really unusual strain of soul music – one that wasn't categorized at the time, but which came to be known as "popcorn" by European collectors of the music – who often focused in on a very distinct pattern of rhythm and production! The work here is a mix of soul and R&B, and often has this leaping, loping sort of style – a bouncing groove that's different than the Northern Soul that was favored more strongly by British collectors over the years – but which, like that scene, really opens our ears up to American soul in a very different way! Titles include "It's A Sad Thing" by The Simms Twins, "I'd Think It Over" by Sam Fletcher, "She's Gone Too Long" by Roy Brown, "Daniel Webster & The Devil" by Big Daddy, "It Ain't No Use" by Lou Johnson, "65 Bars" by Louis Jordan, "Move It" by Landy McNeil, "Hard Row To Hoe" by Otis Lee, and "Black Gal" by Roy Gaines. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHoochie Koo Vol 2 – Rock & Roll & Rhythm & Blues (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A raw mix of early rock and hard-edged R&B – and a set that also augments a few of the cuts with slightly different mixes exclusive to the collection! As with other titles from the Stag O Lee label, this one's from a time when the 45rpm single was really in its heyday – churned out in an endless array of musical modes – which means that there was plenty of space for groups to get groovy and try out all sorts of wild, weird, and wonderful sounds! You'll hear plenty of those within – a hard-romping batch of tunes that include "Rock Hoquet" by Henry Cording, "Rock A Chicka" by Warner Mack, "Crazy Lover" by Richard Berry, "Thunder" by Bob Taylor & The Counts, "Bassy Boogaloo" by Hoochie Krew, "Snacky De Odorou" by Hajime Kaidou, and "Le Nabout Twist" by Claude Francois. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSin City Jukebox Vol 2 ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A raw mix of rare singles that all once graced the jukebox at the Sin City nightclub in Biloxi – a very out of the way spot, but clearly a great place to hear the kind of R&B, early soul, and rocking blues that was coming out of the Louisiana and Mississippi scenes of the time! The set's very much in the best mode of the Stag O Lee label, but also maybe has more of a soul bent too – as the set list features 16 titles that include "You Can Get Your Gun" by Earl King, "Hard Hearted Woman" by Eddie Burns, "Cold Chills" by The Sounds, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Big Chief" by Connie Christmas, "Oh Oh" by Eddie Bo, "Bacon Fat" by Larry Bright, "Little Lila" by The Sotos Brothers, and "All I Can Do Is Cry" by Otto Bash. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 9 – Still Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Plenty to grind to here – a moody mix of R&B, early soul, and other gritty styles from the late 50s and early 60s – served up in a set that may well be the best so far in this excellent series! In a world where some of the contemporary R&B collectors aim for cuts that are supposed to shake certain parts of the female anatomy, these guys look more for deep tracks that groove very slowly – with a kind of blue lights in the basement vibe! Titles include "Mr Blues" by Jo & Ann, "Hey Hully Gully No 2" by Van Pince & His Complex, "Danger" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Living By The Gun" by Dick Holler & His Rockets, "I'm Waitin" by Lee Richards with Left Bates Orchestra, "The Web" by Abie Available Baker, "The Place" by Johnny Guidry with Jeanie & The Clowns, and "Sweetheart" by Frank Heppingstall. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vols 9 & 10 – Still Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty to grind to here – a moody mix of R&B, early soul, and other gritty styles from the late 50s and early 60s – served up in a set that may well be the best so far in this excellent series! In a world where some of the contemporary R&B collectors aim for cuts that are supposed to shake certain parts of the female anatomy, these guys look more for deep tracks that groove very slowly – with a kind of blue lights in the basement vibe! CD brings together both the 10" LP volumes 9 and 10 – and titles include "Mr Blues" by Jo & Ann, "Hey Hully Gully No 2" by Van Pince & His Complex, "Danger" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Living By The Gun" by Dick Holler & His Rockets, "I'm Waitin" by Lee Richards with Left Bates Orchestra, "The Web" by Abie Available Baker, "The Place" by Johnny Guidry with Jeanie & The Clowns, "Sweetheart" by Frank Heppingstall, "The Girl That Radiates That Charm" by June Alexander, "I'm Asking Forgiveness" by CL & The Pictures, "Mr Johnny Q" by The Bobbettes, "What Have I Done" by Jimmy Rogers, "To Be Loved By You" by Marie Knight, "On My Way" by Eddie Lang, and "Taboo" by The Caribs. CD

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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Volume 10 – Still Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Slow grinders and lots lots more – a sweet set of raunchy little numbers from the years in which teen pop and rock and roll were taking over the mainstream – but still left lots of space for the creation of nasty little singles like these! As with previous volumes, the music is a mix of jazz, R&B, early soul, and more – some tracks by familiar names, others by obscure artists who may have only cut the single track you'll hear on this set! Titles include "The Girl That Radiates That Charm" by June Alexander, "I'm Asking Forgiveness" by CL & The Pictures, "Mr Johnny Q" by The Bobbettes, "What Have I Done" by Jimmy Rogers, "To Be Loved By You" by Marie Knight, "On My Way" by Eddie Lang, and "Taboo" by The Caribs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTrash Can Records Vol 3 – The Devil's Pad – One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Get these records out of the trash and on to your turntable – because they're way too good to throw away! In fact, they're so good they're great – the kind of sweet little platters that were so ahead of their time, they were probably never appreciated back in the day – and which often have a kind of genre-hopping, category-stomping quality that makes them ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! As with other collections on the Stag-O-Lee label, there's a real love for the obscure going on here – and a fair bit of the tunes mix together raunchy rock or R&B instrumentation with lots of Latin or exotic currents in the rhythms. Titles on volume 3 include "Tequila" by Didier Lapayrere, "Voo Doo Dolly" by Jimmie Hombs & The Invictas, "Limbo" by Westwoods, "Temptation" by Maria Elena & The Twilights, "The Devil's Pad" by Paul Leader & The HB Barnum's Circats, "Trap Of Love" by The Premiers, "Kookie's Mad Pad" by Ed Kookie Byrnes, "Theme From Von Hutch" by Jerry Madison & The Space Men, and "Cool Man" by Jerry Hanson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTrash Can Records Vol 4 – House Of Horrors – One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Get these records out of the trash and on to your turntable – because they're way too good to throw away! In fact, they're so good they're great – the kind of sweet little platters that were so ahead of their time, they were probably never appreciated back in the day – and which often have a kind of genre-hopping, category-stomping quality that makes them ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! As with other collections on the Stag-O-Lee label, there's a real love for the obscure going on here – and a fair bit of the tunes mix together raunchy rock or R&B instrumentation with lots of Latin or exotic currents in the rhythms. Titles on volume 4 include "Spooks" by Louis Armstrong, "Last Ride" by the Dukes, "Tormented" by Eddy Rogers, "Jazz Dramatic" by Det Moor Orchestra, "Midnight Rain" by Garry Warren, "Gray Skies" by Sheri Lee Douglas & The Gondoliers, "Just A Walkin Down The Street Of Regret" by Don Luce, "Creepin" by Starlighters, "The Raven" by Jackie Brooks, and "Foggy Mist" by Debbie Young. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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VariousIt's Gonna Be Action Packed – The Complete Rockin Rarities (6CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $69.99 70.99
A stunning 6CD set – one that's overflowing with rare rockabilly, weird hillbilly, and lots of other raw and raunchy material from the glory days of the indie single! The box brings together all the material from the Rockin Rarities LP collection – a total of 11 full records, presented here with bonus tracks too – to make for almost 200 titles in all, all with the kind of gritty, underground vibe that makes digging through the late 50s/early 60s scene so great as the years go on! Despite the fact that we've got countless other collections of this sort of material – on labels like Bear Family, Stag-O-Lee, and Buffalo Bop – there's a huge amount here we'd never heard before, in a presentation that's very much in keeping with the excellent level that the Be label brings to their jazz box sets, or their Florida and Texas Box collections of other rare singles. There's way too many tracks here to even begin to list – but we can tell you that along with rare singles and unissued material, the set includes work by artists Johnny Fallin, Danny Carl, Teen Beats, Ward Darby & The Raves, Victor, Roosevelt Grier, Darrell Felts, Rockin Rebels, Carl Martin Trio, Tru-Tones, Outer Limits, Chy Guys, Gene King & His Mecaton Band, Satellite Band, DY & The Motivators, Artie Wilson, Gestics, Floyd Brown, Adrian & The Sunsets, and dozens of other artists you'll discover in this collection. CD
 
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✨✧ Lloyd PriceMr Personality's 15 Hits ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A collection of Lloyd's biggest hits during his early years – 15 tracks that have plenty of New Orleans influences, yet which also define that unique quality that made Price one of the stand-along singers of his time! Includes hits like "Stagger Lee", "Personality", "Lady Luck", and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" – plus "You Need Love", "I'm Gonna Get Married", "Never Let Me Go", and "Have You Ever Had The Blues?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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YoungbloodsGood & Dusty ... LP
Raccoon, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An album that has The Youngbloods making a bit of shift in their sound – especially compared to the jazzier element of their previous album, Ride The Wind – with a move more towards the sorts of styles you'd expect from the "good & dusty" in the title! A number of the tunes are older numbers from the 50s and 60s – redone by the group with a mix of soul, rock, and folk elements – a bit like some of the hipper country-inspired acts of the time, but with the best sort of early 70s Warner vibe. The lineup is expanded past the previous trio – with added horns from Michael Kane, and some harmonica from Earthquake Anderson – and titles include "Drifting & Drifting", "Pontiac Blues", "Stagger Lee", "Circus Face", "I'm A Hog For You BAby", and "Light Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mississippi John HurtWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare recordings of delta blues legend Mississippi John Hurt – captured solo and beautifully well on 3 dates in late 1964, recorded by Gene Rosenthal – with Hurt's distinctive way of a somehow gentle melodic acoustic blues guitar sound, coming from hard-strummed and plucked strings as unvarnished and amazing as can be – and a way with vocals that's just as unique and wonderful! It's got the intimacy of the best field recordings, but the sound quality and John's voice and guitar are in such fine form here, it feels "big" despite being as raw and real as can be. Includes "Slidin' Delta", "Louis Collins", "Staggerlee", "Monday Mornin' Blues", "Comin' Home", "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor", "You Can't Come In", "Joe Turner", "Lonesome Am I", "Trouble Blues", "Nobody's Dirty Business", "Lovin' Spoonful", "Worried Blues" and "Avalon Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ VariousRecords Toreism – Limited Edition Record Store Day 2009 Sampler ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2009. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A very cool tribute to the greatness of the Record Store – a limited edition record release, and one that comes with a special zine too! The zine features memories of record stores past and present – written by Mike Watt, Julie Cafritz, Nathan Means, aNDEE, Peter Margasak, and others – and also comes with a special Recordstoreism manifesto – kind of an 11 Commandments of Record Shopping! The album features 5 hard to find tracks – "High Class Slim Came Floatin In" by Tortoise, "Window" by Mountains, "Stagger Lee" by Double Dagger, "Eye To Eye" by White Hills, and "Wounded Monkey" by Trans Am. Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the zine.)

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Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen McRaeBoy Meets Girl ... LP
Decca, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A real classic from Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen McRae! Given Sammy's great talent for personal interaction on the stage, as heard often on his key Rat Pack recordings, he's a real natural for this sort of duet mode – as he manages to talk and sing his way through the tunes beautifully, really opening up Carmen a heck of a lot, and getting her past the staid, serious mode of most of her 50s albums. Titles include "People Will Say We're In Love", "Happy To Make Your Acquaintance", "You're The Top", "Cheek To Cheek", "Baby It's Cold Outside", and "Tea For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small black label mono pressing with deep groove, including the plastic Decca inner sleeve.)

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Yvonne EllimanNight Flight ... LP
RSO, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A record that gave Yvonne Elliman one of her biggest solo hits – the huge disco crossover cut "If I Can't Have You" – but a set that also features a nicely wide-ranging mix of material too! The album's got a much more balanced vibe than you'd expect from the single – some mellower cuts that almost seem to respect Yvonne's vocals even more, and touches of global rhythms at points that illustrate her role as a bigger star around the world, thanks to roles on stage and screen. In addition to "If I Can't Have You", other titles include "Sailing Ships", "Baby Don't Let It Mess Your Mind", "In A Stranger's Arms", "I'll Be Around", and "Sally Go Round The Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Family Of Mann (Herbie Mann)First Light ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Pretty great stuff – and a record that's often hidden amidst the flurry of so-so Herbie Mann albums from the mid 70s – but is well worth seeking out! The Family Of Mann group is one organized by Herbie Mann, and featuring Steve Gadd on drums, Pat Rebillot on keyboards, Tony Levin on bass, and David Newman on reeds along with Herbie – a combo who backed up Mann on some other records from the time, but who really get to shine center stage here! The band has a strong electric groove on their best moments – with kind of a choppy fusion groove, but one that's tight too – almost funky, at a level that's somewhere near cop/crime soundtrack work of the time. Rebillot's keyboards are great, as always – and titles include "Toot Stick", "Music Is A Game We Play", "The Turtle & The Frog", and the extended jammer "Sunrise Highs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Clifford JordanClifford Jordan & The Magic Triangle On Stage Vol 3 ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Excellent work from Clifford Jordan – far better than the usual Steeplechase session of the time! The vibe here is similar to Jordan's work at the time on the Strata East label – played in a very similar group, with Cedar Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – way more than just a standard rhythm section, and with Jordan in tow, a compelling quartet with a really unique sound! There's a great depth to the work here – hardly the American soloist taking up space that you might get on other European live dates from the period – and the tracks are long, with an angular soul jazz finish. Both Jordan and Walton get plenty of room for expression – and titles on this third volume include "Seven Minds", "Shoulders", "St Thomas", and "Bleecker Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Steeplechase inner sleeve. Cover has unglued seams.)

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Evelyn KingGet Loose ... LP
RCA, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Sweet electric soul from Evelyn King – and a set that features lots of contributions from a young Kashif! Kashif both wrote some of the songs, and plays keyboards on the record – helping to give King that tightly focused sound that would really be her strongest suit in the early 80s! There's a nicely clean feel here that keeps the record moving strongly forward – and even though Evelyn's vocals are sometimes second-stage next to the beats and keyboards, they still have a way of sending the tunes home in the end. Titles include "Get Loose", "Back To Love", "I'm Just Warming Up", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Love Come Down", and "I Can't Stand It". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jerry Lee LewisGolden Hits Of/Live At The Star Club/Greatest Live Show On Earth/By Request ... CD
Smash/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A quartet of early Smash Records albums from Jerry Lee Lewis – including some especially smoking live material! First up is Golden Hits – an early moment of Smash Records genius from Jerry Lee Lewis – a set that was one of his first for the label, after many years at Sun – and a record that definitely sought to leave the new imprint's stamp on the material! As the title implies, most of the tracks are older hits by Jerry – Sun Records material, but recast here with some of the 60s fullness that Smash did so well – although oddly not far from the roots of Sun, given that the whole thing was recorded at the Nashville studios of Sam Phillips, with Billy Sherrill at the engineering deck! Technical details aside, though – Jerry's already starting to show some of those country modes that would set fire to the second chapter of his career – on titles that include "Down The Line", "End Of The Road", "Break Up", "You Win Again", "Crazy Arms", "Fools Like Me", and "I'll Make It Up To You". Live At The Star Club was recorded in Hamburg, Germany – and is an incredible 60s performance from Jerry Lee Lewis – proof that the man was always on fire when he worked overseas, even if his star had dimmed a bit back home! Jerry gets sharp, tight backings from The Nashville Teens – but the Lewis is center stage throughout – really wailing on piano, and singing in this unbridled style that maybe even blows away his early singles – especially when combined with the sense of personality he brings out in a live setting. Titles include "Money", "What'd I Say", "I Got A Woman", "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On", "Long Tall Sally", "Lewis Boogie", and "Matchbox". Greatest Live Show On Earth is a great early live album from the Smash Records years of Jerry Lee Lewis – and a set that really shows the new fire that was burning for the singer as he moved away from Sun Records! Smash always did a great job with live records – and this one's got a great approach that really captures the enthusiasm of the audience, the intensity of the performance, and all the charms of the man himself! Both Jerry's vocals and piano are very well-recorded – and titles include "Who Will The Next Fool Be", "No Particular Place To Go", "Together Again", "Long Tall Sally", "I Got A Woman", "Memphis", and "Jenny Jenny". On By Request, another live set from 1966 – Jerry's working with the super-tight Memphis Beats, who really manage to keep time with the boundless energy of their leader! Jerry's completely on fire – both vocally, and on the piano – which he completely decimates with fast-moving chords, and the kind of keyboard runs that must have been a piano tuner's nightmare! There's also just a hint of the country that would soon become a much bigger part of Jerry's career – mixed with really strong live versions of early rockin hits. Titles include "Little Queenie", "How's My Ex Treating You", "Money", "Crying Time", "I'll Sail My Ship Alone", "You Win Again", and "Green Green Grass Of Home". CD

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MekonsQuality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen ... LP
Virgin/Superior Viaduct, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The tremendous debut of The Mekons – a very different group at this stage than the well-loved act that has graced the Chicago scene for years! Instead, The Mekons resonate with a quality that really shows their link to the same Leeds scene that spawned Gang Of Four – and, if the gods were just, this album would have gotten the same sort of exposure and enthusiasm as that group's Entertainment – as The Mekons have a fantastic blend of punk, jagged rhythms, and wit – the last of which is maybe summed up by the cover and title, which is the group's play on the old idea of an infinite number of monkeys at an infinite number of typewriters being able to write Shakespeare! The songs are wonderful – a great counterpart to their first few singles on the Fast Product compilation – and titles include "Join Us In The Countryside", "Like Spoons No More", "After 6", "Watch The Film", "I Saw You Dance", "Lonely & Wet", and "Dan Dare". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinIn The Beginning – The World Of Aretha Franklin 1960 to 1967 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet overview of the early years of Aretha Franklin's career – her formative days at Columbia Records, when she was working in a variety of styles before heading over to bigger fame at Atlantic! Even at this early stage, Aretha's one hell of a singer – and, despite what folks who listen to Jerry Wexler might say, this early Columbia work is pretty darn amazing throughout – steeped in a number of different modes, with bits of jazz, R&B, and early soul sewn together beautifully throughout. The double-length set is filled with key early moments from Aretha – and titles include "Don't Cry Baby", "Lee Cross", "Skylark", "One Step Ahead", "Evil Gal Blues", "Take A Look", "Runnin Out Of Fools", "People", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "Take It Like You Give It". CD

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Earth Wind & FireGratitude ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Great stuff! Although a live album, Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is enough to confirm that! And although a live set, the record's actually a bit half and half – with a few added studio tunes to keep the hits coming. Includes their classic version of Skip Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love", plus the mellow jams "Yearnin' Learnin'" and "Reasons", the funky "Shining Star", and a great cover of "Sun Goddess", which was also done by Ramsey Lewis with the group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light surface wear.)
Also available Gratitude ... CD 4.99

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Art FarmerWhen Farmer Met Gryce ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of Art Farmer's pivotal mid 50s sides – recorded in the company of altoist Gigi Gryce, a great player and a budding young arranger who helped Farmer really formulate the best side of his sound! The tracks are lyrically modern – but still have a nice dose of soul in them – a wonderful blend that really sets the stage for the move that Art was making away from earlier trumpeters in jazz – into that hip territory that was neither too cool, nor too overblown – and which would almost be known as "Farmer-like" in years to come! The album features Gryce and Farmer in 2 different groups – one with Horace Silver on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – the other with Freddie Redd on piano, Addison Farmer on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Social Call", "Capri", "Deltitnu", "Stupendous Lee", and "Blue Concept". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese Victor pressing.)

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✨✧ BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dibia$eBonus Levels ... LP
10 Thirty, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Dibia$e takes on 8-bit video game era samples – putting together a fun, funky blast of a hip hop instrumentals set that pairs retro futuristic synth tones, bleeps and bits from classic video game franchises with more straightforward timeless beatcraft! It's wonderful stuff that for sure speaks to gamers of a certain age, with some random vocal samples from tv spots and other thematic touches, but Dibia$e is a first and foremost a top notch producer, not a novelty album composer – so this works 100% as solid leftfield hip hop instrumentals. Includes "King Bowser", "Link Up", "Tornado Spinkicks", "Ninja Starz", "Dragon Knucklez", "Castlevania (14KT Remix)", "Mushroom 1 Ups", "Wizard Spells", ""Smack Up", "Metroid (Elaquent Remix)", "Vorhees", "Piston Honda", "Power Up", "Castle Lair", "Jungle Stage" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerSittin Here Thinkin ... LP
Muse, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Great gritty sides from the mighty John Lee Hooker – material with a slightly obscure origin, but recorded in the late 50s, right in a stretch when he was cutting some of his classics! Hooker's guitar and vocals are center stage – both growling with a hell of a lot of soulful power – and the backing features just a bit of rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. Titles include "I Bought You A Brand New Home", "Teasin Me", "My Cryin Days Are Over", "Sad & Lonesome", "How Long", and "Mean Mistreatin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee MorganSonic Boom (original pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1967/1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Lost genius from trumpeter Lee Morgan – a session recorded for Blue Note in 1967, but not issued until the late 70s – and even then, only for a very short time! The session has Morgan moving into that wonderful last stage of his career – working in tight formation towards a sound that still had that groovier hardbop styles of earlier recordings, but which also unfolds towards a more ambitious spiritual jazz mode. The writing on the session is superb – original tunes that crackle with energy in a surge of dark notes and shadowy moods, inspiring the soloists to express themselves at levels that rank with their best work of the time! The group features David Newman on tenor – sounding completely different, and far more righteous, than on his Atlantic sides of the 60s – plus Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. A great sound overall – right up there with Tom Cat or The Gigolo for lyrical modernism – and with titles that include "Sneaky Pete", "The Mercenary", "Sonic Boom", and "Mumbo Jumbo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Sun Ra & John CageJohn Cage Meets Sun Ra – The Complete Film (DVD & clear vinyl 7 inch single) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... DVD
Modern Harmonic, 1987. New Copy DVD & 7 inch ... $20.99 25.99
A fantastic package – a 7" sleeve that contains the full film of the meeting between Sun Ra and John Cage – legendary meeting of talents from two different sides of the underground – avant composer Cage and jazz visionary Ra – both performing together at a special one-night event that took place at Coney Island in 1987! The set doesn't really feature Ra jamming with Cage (as if anyone could "jam" with John Cage!) – and instead, both players were on the stage at the same time, but would each step aside to let the other do their thing – Cage would vocalize in these amazing passages that are right up there with the most beautiful vocal work he ever did, alongside some "silent" performances too – and Ra would play keyboard solos that have a beautifully offbeat electric vibe! The package features the full film on DVD for the first time ever – and also includes a bonus 7" single – with the selections "Empty Words & Keyboards" and "Silent Duet 2" – both of them very unusual meetings of the minds. DVD

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Cha Cha ShawKingdom Come ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
The second Folkways album from trumpeter Charles Shaw – and even more wonderful than the first! This one changes up the groove a bit – still sticking in Shaw's spiritual jazz vein at times, but also tripping things out a bit more with use of electric guitar and the ultra-cool "bag flute" – which is almost like a wah-wah sort of reed instrument, and which makes for some really funky moments! The electric touches are totally great – and mix with rougher acoustic jazz elements in ways that remind us of earlier 70s work from Luther Thomas and Joe McPhee – also both avant players who could show a funky side like this at times. Shaw plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and the bag flute – and other instrumentation includes guitar from James Greggo and Tom Lee Harris, alto from Brian Ross, tenor from Glenn Spears, bass from Ronnie Boykins, and drums from Art Blakey Jr. Titles include "Kid Zorro", "Postage Paid", "Mr Zip", "Chain Reaction", and "Melted Soul". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisLive At The Star Club Hamburg ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible 60s performance from Jerry Lee Lewis – proof that the man was always on fire when he worked overseas, even if his star had dimmed a bit back home! Jerry gets sharp, tight backings from The Nashville Teens – but the Lewis is center stage throughout – really wailing on piano, and singing in this unbridled style that maybe even blows away his early singles – especially when combined with the sense of personality he brings out in a live setting. Titles include "Money", "What'd I Say", "I Got A Woman", "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On", "Long Tall Sally", "Lewis Boogie", and "Matchbox". CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganSonic Boom ... LP
Blue Note, 1967/1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lost genius from trumpeter Lee Morgan – a session recorded for Blue Note in 1967, but not issued until the late 70s – and even then, only for a very short time! The session has Morgan moving into that wonderful last stage of his career – working in tight formation towards a sound that still had that groovier hardbop styles of earlier recordings, but which also unfolds towards a more ambitious spiritual jazz mode. The writing on the session is superb – original tunes that crackle with energy in a surge of dark notes and shadowy moods, inspiring the soloists to express themselves at levels that rank with their best work of the time! The group features David Newman on tenor – sounding completely different, and far more righteous, than on his Atlantic sides of the 60s – plus Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. A great sound overall – right up there with Tom Cat or The Gigolo for lyrical modernism – and with titles that include "Sneaky Pete", "The Mercenary", "Sonic Boom", and "Mumbo Jumbo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Wooden Glass Featuring Billy WootenWooden Glass Recorded Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mad funky vibes from The Wooden Glass – a group led by vibist Billy Wooten – an obscure player in the history books, but one who has had a huge influence on 21st Century groove! Billy's got a hard style on the vibes that's like Bobby Hutcherson and Roy Ayers at their soulful best – working here with a tight combo that includes guitar and organ, very much in the mode of his classic work with the slightly more famous (although equally obscure) Indianapolis combo The Ninteenth Whole! The set's a live one, but it really cooks with a sweet electric feel – echoey, funky, and soulful – as tunes spin out in a staggering approach to the vibes that's unmatched by any record of its time. Billy was a huge influence on Madlib and the sound of Yesterday's New Quintet – and hearing this set, it's virtually a blueprint for that group's current work! Includes great covers of "In The Rain", "Day Dreaming", and "Love Is Here" – plus Wooten's excellent original tracks "Monkey Hips & Rice" and "Joy Ride". CD
 
 
 



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