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✨✧ David BowieZiggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (picture disc) ... LP
Parlophone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work of the 70s – and represented a crucial moment when his groundbreaking music also found a large mainstream audience as well. And despite the fact that Ziggy's an androgynous space rocker with a spurious pedigree, the manufactured posturing of the album's come to be taken quite literally over the years – a vivid text of alienation, expression, and redemption – served up beautifully over a host of classic tracks that include "Five Years", "Soul Love", "Moonage Daydream", "Suffragette City", and "Ziggy Stardust" – all further proof of Bowie's 70s ability to slide in wherever he wanted with ease! LP, Vinyl record album
(2022 picture disc pressing!)

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John ColtraneStardust ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
A mellow soulful classic by John Coltrane – and one of his best-remembered early albums for Prestige! The session has all the gentle glow that you might guess from the title – a laidback, open-ended approach that has Coltrane blowing long solos over rhythms from the trio of Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and either Jimmy Cobb and Art Taylor on drums – with just a bit of guest trumpet from either Freddie Hubbard or Wilbur Harden on three of the album's four tracks. The tunes are plenty long, and even with the added soloists, Coltrane still gets in plenty of space – on titles that include "Stardust", "Time After Time", "Love Thy Neighbor", and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneStardust Session ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... $11.99
An excellent double-length album that brings together a full session of material by John Coltrane – titles that were initially scattered over a number of different albums, but finally brought back together for this package! The album features Coltrane blowing in a quintet with trumpeter Wilbur Harden – making the set a nice counterpart to the Harden/Coltrane work at Savoy – but done here in a style that's more fully spacious, in keeping with Trane's Prestige work as a leader. Rhythm is by the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and tracks were originally issued on the albums Stardust, Standard Coltrane, and Bahia. 8 titles in all – including "I'll Get By", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Stardust", "Invitation", "Love Thy Neighbor", and "My Ideal". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rob Mazurek Exploding Star OrchestraDimensional Stardust ... LP
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the most ambitious albums ever from Rob Mazurek – and a set that really continues the legacy of community building and world healing that's become such an important part of his music! Rob's a player who was great at the start – a hell of a trumpeter, and a great experimentalist with electronics – but in recent years, he's matured to become a real messenger for the farther, future reaches of jazz – with an energy that makes a collaborative project like this come off in a way that might never have occurred in the hands of any other musician! Mazurek is at the head – director, composer, arranger, and instrumentalist too – and the large lineup is filled with heavyweights from the Chicago scene that Rob helped shape over the past few decades – plus others as well – players who include Damon Locks on voice and electronics, Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Tomeka Reid on cello, Joel Ross on vibes, Jaimi Branch on trumpet, Jeff Parker on guitar, Ingebrigit Haker Flate on bass, and Chad Taylor, John Herndon, and Mikel Patrick Avery on a variety of drums and percussion. There's a richness here that tops other Exploding Star Orchestra performances – and more of a focus, too – so that the whole thing comes together as even more than the sum of its mighty parts, as one of the best International Anthem releases to date. Titles include "Galaxy 1000", "Parable Of Inclusion", "Autumn Pleiades", "Minerals Bionic Stereo", "Dimensional Stardust", "Abstract Dark Energy", and "The Careening Prism Within". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie NelsonStardust ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Charley ShaversStardust/Curry In a Hurry (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1944. Very Good ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Benny Golson featuring Freddie HubbardStardust ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Benny Golson on tenor and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and flugelhorn – plus Mulgrew Miller on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David BowieZiggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work of the 70s – and represented a crucial moment when his groundbreaking music also found a large mainstream audience as well. And despite the fact that Ziggy's an androgynous space rocker with a spurious pedigree, the manufactured posturing of the album's come to be taken quite literally over the years – a vivid text of alienation, expression, and redemption – served up beautifully over a host of classic tracks that include "Five Years", "Soul Love", "Moonage Daydream", "Suffragette City", and "Ziggy Stardust" – all further proof of Bowie's 70s ability to slide in wherever he wanted with ease! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (picture disc) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Saucy LadyHoshi No Suna (Stardust) (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2022. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A sweet little single that's right in the best 80s mode of the Austin Boogie Crew label – but one that's also got a nice city pop vibe too – given the Japanese lyrics on the cut! Saucy Lady has a raspy charm that goes way beyond the barriers of language – as does the mix of beats, basslines, and keyboards on the cut – all given their own time to shine in the spotlight on the flipside! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ David BowieZiggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ryko, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work of the 70s – and represented a crucial moment when his groundbreaking music also found a large mainstream audience as well. And despite the fact that Ziggy's an androgynous space rocker with a spurious pedigree, the manufactured posturing of the album's come to be taken quite literally over the years – a vivid text of alienation, expression, and redemption – served up beautifully over a host of classic tracks that include "Five Years", "Soul Love", "Moonage Daydream", "Suffragette City", and "Ziggy Stardust" – all further proof of Bowie's 70s ability to slide in wherever he wanted with ease! Features great bonus tracks – unreleased demos of "Ziggy Stardust" and "Lady Stardust" – plus the unreleased "Sweet Head", the b-side "Velvet Goldmine", and an unreleased mix of "John I'm Only Dancing". CD
(Out of print Ryko version!)
Also available Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (picture disc) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Art PepperPromise Kept – The Complete Artist House Albums (So In Love/Artworks/Stardust/New York Album) (4LP set) ... LP
Artists House/Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
Four tremendous albums from saxophone genius Art Pepper – presented here in a single box set! First up is So In Love – beautiful late work from Art Pepper – one of his albums recorded for the well-done Artist House label, and a set that's maybe got a different vibe than some of his Galaxy recordings of the time! There's a rock-solid sense of soul to the record – one that comes from the work of two different rhythm trios – one that features George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm trio who keep things swinging, but never in a way that's too straight – pushing Art a bit around the edges, but letting him come right down the middle with some fantastic solos on alto – the other with Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Tunes are a bit shorter than on some other albums of the period, but in a great way that really lets you focus in on Pepper's amazing sound –and titles include "Diane", "Stardust", "Blues For Blanche", and "Straight No Chaser". Artworks is a nicely focused set from the great Art Pepper – a record that features a number of familiar bop and jazz themes, but set to a more open, relaxed, and very soulful style that wonderfully reflects all the greatness of Pepper in his final years! The group on the record is nicely understated, but still very hip – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and Art gets plenty of space to step out front and really blow these amazing solos, including one number that features just bass and drums, while Pepper blows a bit of clarinet – which we always love. All other titles feature alto sax – and titles include "Donna Lee", "Anthropology", "You Go To My Head", "Body & Soul", and "Desafinado". Next is a New York Album, but one that was oddly recorded in Burbank – and which has Art Pepper sounding very much at the top of his game! The format here is a bit like the other Artist House Pepper sessions, and those he did for the Japanese Atlas label – tight, focused, often tunes that are older jazz or bop standards – but swing with a great rhythm section, and topped with completely sublime alto solos from the leader! The quartet features Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – but one number is a duo between Carter and Pepper, and another features just piano and alto. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Lover Man", "Duo Blues", "My Friend John", and "Straight No Chaser". Stardust is a great little record from Art Pepper – four long tracks that really have him stretching out on alto – but in a way that's maybe a bit different than some of his more burning albums on the Galaxy label at the time! The group here follows from some of the previous Artist House recordings – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm combo that's mighty nice – and which benefits from some great straight basswork from Haden, and Higgins' always compelling sense of rhythm! Titles include "My Friend John", "Stardust", and "Tin Tin Deo" – plus a reading of "In A Mellotone" that has Art on clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful package – liner notes and photos from Laurie Pepper, and remastered from the original tapes!)

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✨✧ Terry Herman TrioBlue Stardust ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Teru Sakamoto on piano, Takao Neichi on bass, and Takahiro Suzuki or Takeshi Watanabe on drums. CD
(Out of print, booklet has light wear.)
 
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Wes MontgomeryLive In Paris 1965 ... CD
Stardust, 1965. Used ... $6.99
Great live material from Wes Montgomery – very nicely recorded, and featuring the bulk of a live show that took place on March 27, 1965, in Paris! The group features Harold Mabern on piano, Art Harper on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums – and the overall approach of the record is quite different than some of Wes' larger group studio sessions of the time. Tracks are all mostly long, and Wes is working in some really great solo modes – still as tight and soulful as ever, but really taking a lot of chances and working through some techniques to much greater impact than on the shorter studio tracks. Titles include "Jingles", "Twisted Blues", and "Full House". CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Bobby AveyBe Not So Long To Speak ... CD
Minsi Ridge, 2012. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Late November", "Gravity And Stillness", "Isolation Of Rain", "P.Y.T.", "In Ten Years", and "Stardust". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Charlie BarnetCharlie Barnet (Everest) ... LP
Everest, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A compilation of late 50s recordings for the Everest label, includes "Cherokee", "Pompton Turnpike", "Skyliner", "Stardust", "Flying Home", "Harlem Nocturne", "Take The A Train", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo issue.)

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David BowieAladdin Sane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
One of our favorite David Bowie albums ever! Aladdin Sane was a real turning point for Bowie – recorded on the heels of the tremendously popular Ziggy Stardust album, but really pushing the boundaries past the more straight-ahead rock and glam of that record. Instead of just sitting on his laurels, Bowie tripped out into a wilder, weirder world with this one – mixing together elements of some of the baroque arrangements of early records, with the meaner leaner sound of the 70s – populating the songs with freaks, weirdos, and odd characters that gave the whole thing a really creepy edge. The whole thing's an oft-overlooked gem that, to us, is truly one of Bowie's most magical moments – and titles include "Drive In Saturday", "Panic In Detroit", "Aladdin Sane", "Watch That Man", "The Jean Genie", "The Prettiest Star", "Time", and "Lady Grinning Soul". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David BowieChanges One ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Almost a "greatest hit" of "greatest hits" collection – given the importance of this album to the David Bowie catalog! Sure, it compiles tracks from other releases – but it also was the album that gave the world the killer cut "John I'm Only Dancing" – one of the key cuts in Bowie's gender revision in the 70s – and a title that was previously only out as a single! Alongside that gem, you also get a fantastic run of greatness from Bowie's first chapter of recording – the kind of cuts that would make other singers weep – including "Space Oddity", "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "Suffragette City", "Jean Genie", "Diamond Dogs", "Rebel Rebel", "Young Americans", "Fame", and "Golden Years". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s black label pressing, AQL1 -1732.)
Also available Changes One (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ David BowieChanges One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Parlophone, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
Almost a "greatest hit" of "greatest hits" collection – given the importance of this album to the David Bowie catalog! Sure, it compiles tracks from other releases – but it also was the album that gave the world the killer cut "John I'm Only Dancing" – one of the key cuts in Bowie's gender revision in the 70s – and a title that was previously only out as a single! Alongside that gem, you also get a fantastic run of greatness from Bowie's first chapter of recording – the kind of cuts that would make other singers weep – including "Space Oddity", "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "Suffragette City", "Jean Genie", "Diamond Dogs", "Rebel Rebel", "Young Americans", "Fame", and "Golden Years". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Changes One ... LP 29.99

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David BowieChangesbowie ... CD
Ryko, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
A "best of" set – with titles that include "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "John I'm Only Dancing", "Let's Dance", "Fashion", "Ashes To Ashes", "Young Americans", "Rebel Rebel", "Jean Genie", and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ruby BraffBraff! ... LP
Epic, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great little album from Ruby Braff – simply blown in a small combo setting, with a strong focus on Braff's sparkling tone on the trumpet! The groups vary throughout the course of the set, but all players are pretty darn great – and tunes include guitar from Steve Jordan, vibes by Don Elliott, and even some nice tenor work from Coleman Hawkins. Braff's own playing is a bit free of the overly-sentimental tones that sometimes mar his other records – and he's got a clarity and charm here that makes the record one of his best full length sets ever. Titles include "Stardust", "Indian Summer", "Here's Freddie", "Just One More Chance", "You're Lucky To Me", "Too Marvelous For Words", and "It's Been So Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow and black label pressing with deep groove, 1a/2b stampers. Cover has small split at the opening seams and a spot of pen, but is nice overall.)

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Cab CallowayChronological Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – 1931 to 1932 ... CD
Classics (France), 1931/1932. Used ... $14.99
Tracks include "Basin Street Blues", "You Rascal, You", "Stardust", "Kickin' The Gong Around", "Corinne Corinna", "Cabin In The Cotton", "Aw You Dawg", "Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day", and "Dinah". CD
(Out of print.)

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Arnett CobbKeep On Pushin ... LP
Beehive, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A rare later date from tenor giant Arnett Cobb – and one of the few to match the groove of his Prestige Records sessions! There's an easygoing groove here that takes us back to the brilliantly understated soul of Cobb's Party Time Records – as the set's got a similar laidback rhythm vibe – with piano from Junior Mance, bass from George Duvivier, and drums from Panama Francis – all players who really keep things cool, while Cobb steps out with some well-blown solos in the lead. The album also features a bit of guest work on two tracks from Joe Newman on trumpet and Al Grey on trombone – and titles include "Cheatin On Me", "Blues For Lisette", "Keep On Pushin", "Stardust", and "Deep River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has residue of old shrinkwrap. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Nat King ColeLove Is The Thing ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A classic from Nat King Cole – one of his greatest albums of the 50s, and a mature batch of ballads that show he had really developed into a heck of a singer! Arrangements are by Gordon Jenkins, and the set features a rich array of moody material – including "When I Fall In Love", "Stardust", "Stay As Sweet As You Are", "Love Letters", and "Where Can I Go Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing, including Capitol inner sleeve. Back cover has an ink stamp, and is a nice cover overall!)

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99 29.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD

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Duke EllingtonAll Star Road Band Vol 1 ... CD
Collectables, 1957. Used ... $2.99
Recorded live in Carrolltown, Pennsylvania. Tracks include "Such Sweet Thunder", "Bassment", "Stardust", "Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue", and "All Of Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lionel HamptonStar Dust ... CD
Decca (Japan), 1947. Used ... $11.99
A hard-swinging live set from Hamp – recorded in the late 40s in Pasadena, and featuring some of the group's trademark "over the top" performances! The tunes are all pretty standard stuff – "Stardust", "One O'Clock Jump", "The Man I Love", and "Lady Be Good" – but Hamp and crew really work them through – swinging things hard and really letting go on the solos – all of which come through very strongly with all the added space on the longer tunes on the set! Hamp only plays vibes on one number, but that's ok with us – since the other players include Willie Smith, Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers, and the great Corky Cochran on tenor sax! CD
(Out of print.)

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Wynton MarsalisHot House Flowers ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Features Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano sax, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Kent Jordan on flute, and Ron Carter on bass. Titles include "Melancholia", "Lazy Afternoon", "Stardust", and "For All We Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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MojoIssue 344 – July 2022 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Mojo, 2022. New Copy ... $12.49
That's David Bowie on the cover, and the issue takes a 50th Anniversary look at his legendary Ziggy Stardust album – alongside other great features on The Velvet Underground, Stevie Wonder, Robert Fripp, The Clash, Husker Du, Roxy Music, and even Drive By Truckers! As always, there's plenty more too – page after page of reviews, with a strong focus on the sort of reissue material that always drives what we do here at Dusty Groove – plus a bonus CD with glam tracks by Mick Ronson, Hollywood Brats, Dana Gillespie, Suzi Quatro, New York Dolls, and others! Magazine

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Joe Pass & Jimmy RowlesCheckmate (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pablo (Japan), 1981. Used ... $14.99
We love the piano of Jimmy Rowles in a laidback setting – as it always seems to bring out the most charm and wit in his style! This date's a perfect example of that mode – as it just features a bit of extra guitar from Joe Pass – no bass or drums at all – which leaves Jimmy really free to open up on the keys – working with a great deal of humanity, and bringing this subtle soul that really illuminates the tunes! Titles include "What's Your Story Morning Glory", "So Rare", "Marquita", "Stardust", "Deed I Do", and "Tis Autumn". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lino PatrunoLP Jazz Concert – At Live ... LP
Master (Italy), 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Guitarist Lino Patruno plays with Gianni acocella on trombone, Carlo Bagnoli on baritone and soprano, Bruno Longhi on clarinet, Sante Palumbo on piano, Marco Ratti on bass, and Carlo Sola on drums. Titles include "Tin Roof Blues", "Margie", "Lazy River", "Moonlight In Vermont", "The Sheik Of Araby", "St James Infirmary", "Satin Doll", and "Stardust". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has just a few light cosmetic marks on Side One. Cover has surface wear, light aging, and an old shop sticker in back.)

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Lou ReedTransformer ... LP
RCA, 1972. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Lou Reed's fantastic early solo LP – melding the aloof, plaintive vocal performance style he perfected with the Velvets and unbelievable sharp songwriting with the vamped up, fuzzed out guitars of Mick Ronson, some symphonic touches, and the guiding spirit of Ziggy Stardust era Bowie. This is a record that could have failed on any number of levels, but it worked perfectly, making Lou an unlikely rock star and setting the bar pretty, pretty high, even if the makeup was a bit much for Lou! Titles include the iconic "Take A Walk On The Wild Side", "Vicious", "Andy's Chest", "Perfect Day", "Hangin Round", "Make Up", the Ziggy like "Satellite Of Love""Wagon Wheel", "I'm So Free" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Dynaflex pressing with stamped 5S/6S matrix. Cover has a partially unglued top seam, a few small peel spots and lightly bent corners.)
Also available Transformer (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Lou ReedTransformer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Lou Reed's fantastic early solo LP – melding the aloof, plaintive vocal performance style he perfected with the Velvets and unbelievable sharp songwriting with the vamped up, fuzzed out guitars of Mick Ronson, some symphonic touches, and the guiding spirit of Ziggy Stardust era Bowie. This is a record that could have failed on any number of levels, but it worked perfectly, making Lou an unlikely rock star and setting the bar pretty, pretty high, even if the makeup was a bit much for Lou! Titles include the iconic "Take A Walk On The Wild Side", "Vicious", "Andy's Chest", "Perfect Day", "Hangin Round", "Make Up", the Ziggy like "Satellite Of Love""Wagon Wheel", "I'm So Free" and more. This CD edition includes the previously unreleased bonus acoustic demo versions of "Hangin Round" and "Perfect Day". CD
Also available Transformer ... LP 59.99

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Raymond ScottRaymond Scott Conducts The Rock N Roll Symphony ... LP
Everest, 1958. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An odd one for Raymond Scott – and a sweet one, too! First, this "rock n roll symphony" isn't really rock, so much as it is a set of standards and 50s pop instrumentals – mostly non-rock – all performed in a mellow easy style. Second, even though Scott's at the head of the group, the sound is pretty straightforward – quite nice for 50s instrumental work, but not nearly as crazy as some of Scott's more groundbreaking albums. One treasure of the album, though (and this is perhaps the "rock" element), is that it includes loads of tenor solos by Sam Taylor – snaking through the mist with a good soulful quality. Titles that include "Stardust", "True Love", "All The Things You Are", "How High The Moon", "Summertime", "Deep Purple", "La Cumparsita", "Amor" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise & silver label stereo pressing with deep groove, in the slip-case cover. Outer cover has some ring and edge wear, split top seam, and small spots of marker on back.)

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Toots ThielemansLive Takes Vol 1 ... CD
Narada, 1999. Used ... $4.99
A haunting collection of live material – recorded at different venues during the 90s, and featuring the great Toots in a mellow setting that works perfectly for his unique jazz harmonica style. The tracks all have stripped-down groups – mostly trios – and the set features a great version of Jaco Pastorius' "Three Views Of A Secret", plus Toots' own "Hard To Say Goodbye", and the cuts "That Misty Red Beast", "Stardust", and "Comecar De Novo". CD

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Rene ThomasRemembering Rene Thomas ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A double-length collection of material from this legendary European guitarist – a player as important to the overseas scene in the 50s as Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell were over here! Rene Thomas hails from Belgium, but recorded some of his most important work in Paris – and although some of his key albums have been reissued, this set does a great job of filling in the gaps – by providing material from one very rare album, plus a wealth of live material that has mostly never been presented before! The set begins with the Jacques Pelzer Modern Jazz Sextet album from 1955 – a set led by alto saxophonist Pelzer, but which features equally important work from Thomas on guitar – clean, clear, and wonderfully dexterous – very much in the best modern jazz guitar tradition of the 50s! Other players include Jean Fanis on piano and Herman Sandy on trumpet – and titles include "Motion", "Whose Blues", "Lover Man", and "Stella By Starlight". The set then moves through a range of early 60s live recordings in a variety of settings, on 20 additional tracks – with the guitar of Thomas in groups that move from trios through quintets – with players include frequent partner Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, plus Jack Dieval, Amadeo Tommasi, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck on piano – and even one performance with Jimmy Smith on Hammond! Titles include "Milestones", "All Mornin Long", "Oleo", "Ballata In Forma Di Blues", "I Remember Sonny", "Blues", "Easy Living", "Our Delight", "Stardust", "Never Morning", and "It Could Happen To You". CD

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Ben WebsterBen Webster At The Renaissance ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A previously unreleased live date from late in the career of Ben Webster – recorded at The Renaissance in Hollywood in 1960, but unissued until nearly 25 years later! The group features Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – and tracks are all longish, and live-feeling – with that sense of fragility that marked some of Webster's later recordings in this mode, and even further deepened the humanity in his tone. And while the recording quality is definitely "live" at times, Ben's tone comes through loud and clear – different than on some of the tighter Verve recordings of a few years before, but in a way that's really great. Titles include "Georgia On My Mind, "Caravan", "Stardust", and "Ole Miss Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a factory sticker.)

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VariousCan The Glam – 80 Glambusters – Rockers, Shockers, & Teenyboppers From The 70s (4CD set) ... CD
7T's (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 40.99
A really wonderful collection of work from the short-lived by crucial moment of glam rock on the UK scene – a moment that's maybe most famously remembered for work by David Bowie and Marc Bolan, but which had a much wider-ranging quality than you might expect! Glam was crucial in so many ways – a pre-punk moment for getting back to basics, letting the guitars get tuned up a bit more, and shifting shapes and styles with new identities – but it also opened the door to a fresh vision in pop music too – as fuzz and catchy rhythms worked perfectly with new modes of vocal production – allowing mainstream groups to sound a lot cooler than they might have a few years before! As always with these box sets from Cherry Red, the notes are as detailed as the track list is superb – and the huge package features 80 cuts from artists who include Bitch, Geordie, Daddy Maxfield, American Jam Band, Barry Blue, Alvin Stardust, Squeek, Pheon Bear, Shepperton Flames, Arrows, Slade, Stumpy, Big Boy Blue, Angel, The Damned, Ritz, The Glitter Band, Blackfoot Sue, Shabam, Fifth Form, Bilbo Baggins, Light Fantastic, Washington Flyers, Gumbo, Shorty, Fogg, Paper Lace, Andy Bown, and dozens of others! CD

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VariousFools Gold – Lux & Ivy Dig Those Novelty Tunes – 25 Tunes To Scare The Kids ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A whole host of weird little songs from the glory days of the 45rpm single – a great assortment of tracks that ran up the charts during the big years of the novelty record – a moment that wasn't just about putting a quick joke on record, but also using the larger space of the studio in some really experimental ways! The set does a great job of mixing famous novelty tracks with more obscure numbers – served up in a variety of styles, but all really united in the way the records use interesting turns of phrase and playful production to create something new and magical over the course of a few short minutes. Titles include "Smoochin In The Sewer With Louie" by The Empalas, "Neow Not Neow" by Kookie Kat, "Big Foot" by Googie Rene, "I Hates Rabbits" by Jerry Neal, "Wombat Twist" by Glenn & christy, "Mad (part 1)" by Bobby Borda Five, "Blah" by Sidney & The Chimps, "There's A New Sound" by Tony Burrello, "Cozy Little Compact Car" by Bryan Hyland, "Kookie's Mad Pad" by Edd Byrnes, "Paralyzed" by Legendary Stardust Cowboy, "The Blob" by The Five Blobs, and "One Hen Two Ducks Three Squawking Geese" by Blue Chips. CD

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VariousThree Day Week – When The Lights Went Out 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A very different picture of the British scene than you might know from the worlds of classic rock and chart hits of the early 70s – as this collection focuses on a really special sort of sound that hints at the bleaker, less satisfying sides of English life – often with a slightly sinister quality that might come as a big surprise! The package is a follow-up to previous gems from compilers Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs – like the compilations English Weather and State Of The Union – and like those, there's a wonderfully unified vision to the whole package – almost a mini-sociology statement, but one that's completely fun – given the fantastic range of music chosen for the album. Tracks are a non-stop surprise all the way through – as glammy bits mix with offbeat pop, catchy prog, and plenty of other tunes that maybe defy any sort of generic description altogether! Titles include "Rod" by Matchbox, "Kill" by Mike McGear, "Part Of The Union" by The Brothers, "The Hertfordshire Rock" by Ricky Wilde, "Sailing" by Sutherland Brothers Band, "And The Fun Goes On" by Lieutenant Pigeon, "War Against War" by Pheon Bear, "Roly Pin" by Roly, "Stardust" by David Essex, "What Ruthy Said" by Cockney Rebel, "Why Am I Waiting" by Robin Goodfellow, "Urban Guerilla" by Hawkwind, "Londonderry" by Phil Cordell, and "Cut Loose" by Stud Leather. CD

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✨✧ David BowieSingles 1969 to 1993 ... CD
Ryko, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Space Oddity", "Changes", "Oh, You Pretty Things", "Life On Mars?", "Ziggy Stardust", "Starman", "John, I'm Only Dancing", "Suffragette City", "The Jean Genie", "Sorrow", "Drive In Saturday", "Diamond Dogs", "Rebel Rebel", "Young Americans", "Fame", "Golden Years", "TVC 15", "Be My Wife", "Sound & Vision", "Beauty & The Beast", "Heroes", "Boys Keep Swinging", "DJ", "Look Back In Anger", "Ashes To Ashes", "Fashion", "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)", "Under Pressure", "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)", "Let's Dance", "China Girl", "Modern Love", "Blue Jean", "Loving The Alien", "Dancing In The Street", "Absolute Beginners", "Day-In Day-Out", "Never Let Me Down", "Jump They Say", "Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy", CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz At Oberlin ... LP
Fantasy, 1953. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album from Dave – recorded at Oberlin College, the mid-Ohio haven of bohemiana, and a growing hotbed of jazz activity centered around students in the college's conservatory of music. Dave and crew made the trip at the request of the kids – breaking from their mostly San Francisco-based recording career to cut what would end up becoming a very successful album in Dave's catalog, and begin a whole "at" or "goes to" series in his career. The group's the early quartet with Paul Desmond, Lloyd Davis, and Ron Crotty – and tunes include long and jamming versions of "The Way You Look Tonight", "How High The Moon", and "Stardust". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing. Cover has a light stain on the bottom seam and light wear.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz At Oberlin (SACD pressing) ... CD
Fantasy, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album from Dave – recorded at Oberlin College, the mid-Ohio haven of bohemiana, and a growing hotbed of jazz activity centered around students in the college's conservatory of music. Dave and crew made the trip at the request of the kids – breaking from their mostly San Francisco-based recording career to cut what would end up becoming a very successful album in Dave's catalog, and begin a whole "at" or "goes to" series in his career. The group's the early quartet with Paul Desmond, Lloyd Davis, and Ron Crotty – and tunes include long and jamming versions of "The Way You Look Tonight", "How High The Moon", and "Stardust". CD
(Out of print, gold hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular players too!)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdComplete Live At The Olympia 1958 (Byrd In Paris/Parisian Thoroughfare – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar, 1958. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early in his career, Donald Byrd spent some time in Paris – where he not only got a chance to work in a whole new setting with some really great players, but he also got to record some fantastic sides that still stand as some of his best hardbop work! Byrd In Paris was originally issued on the French Brunswick label – and it features a quintet that includes Bobby Jaspar on tenor, Walter Davis Jr on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The set was recorded live – and the tracks are all quite long – really giving the group ample room to stretch out on hard-blowing solos with a lot of soul. Titles include "Ray's Idea", "Flute Blues", "Paul's Pal", "Dear Old Stockholm", and "The Blues Walk". Parisian Thoroughfare is even harder-hitting in tone than the first and features Byrd playing some tight hardbop lines – working in a cool group that also features Bobby Jaspar on tenor, Walter Davis Jr on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all players who come together with the sound and style of some of those great late 50s Prestige blowing sessions! The difference, though, is that Byrd is the clear leader here – working his trumpet solos with techniques that really show him growing as an artist on this Paris trip – forging a tight vision into the music that makes it way more than just a loose bop exercise on stage. You'll hear that especially on "52nd Street Theme", but the whole set's pretty darn great – and tracks include "At This Time", "Formidable", "Two Bass Hit", "Parisian Thoroughfare", and "Stardust". CD reissue includes 6 bonus tracks recorded a few days later, including a much longer reading of "Parisian Thoroughfare", as well as "All The Things You Are", "My Funny Valentine", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisCookbook (Eddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook – Vols 1 & 2) ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that combines 2 of Eddie Lockjaw Davis' early Cookbook sessions – cut for Prestige in a key transitional moment, when Lock was trying to break past the R&B roots of earlier years, and emerge as a more sophisticated jazz soloist, capable of carrying an idea way past the short format of singles and jukebox sides. The sessions provide a perfect format for such an effort – as the tracks are long and open-ended, and match Eddie with a great quintet that includes Shirley Scott on organ and Jerome Richardon on flute. Includes the classic "The Rev", plus "Stardust", "The Chef", "In The Kitchen", "Three Deuces", "Skillet", and "The Broilers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman Featuring Charlie Christian 1939 to 1941 ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Stardust", "Flying Home", "Sheik Of Araby", "Breakfast Feud", "Shivers", "On The Alamo", "These Foolish Things", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" – 18 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonApollo Hall Concert 1954 ... LP
Epic, 1954. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic live set – with a group that includes Jay Peters and Elvin Frazier on tenor, Jay Dennis on alto, Wallace Davenport on baritone, Nat Adderley on trumpet, and Dwike Mitchell on piano. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Stardust", "Lover Man", and "Vibe Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing. Cover is lightly stained at the top, with a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraSinatra & Strings ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Don Costa – on titles that include "Night & Day", "Misty", "Stardust", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Prisoner Of Love", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and tan label stereo pressing. Back cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ Art TatumTatum Solo Masterpieces Vol 4 ... LP
Pablo, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Aunt Hagar's Blues", "Ill Wind", "I've Got The World On A String", "Stardust", "What's New", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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✨✧ David BowieDavid Bowie (mono version – picture disc) ... LP
Deram/Republic, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Genius, pure genius from a young David Bowie – an album that we've always treasured as much as Ziggy Stardust! This set's pre-Hunky Dory, pre-Space Oddity – and it's an amazing little record that's almost completely devoid of guitars – instead using weird woodwinds (lots of oboe!), soaring strings, and offbeat orchestrations to carry off the tunes – all of which are as weird, mad, and wonderful as anything Bowie wrote in later years! The subject matter of the songs is almost a dark reflection of the picture postcard England that you'd find in work by The Kinks – the local pederast, weird guy who lives with his mum, old military geezer who can't get out of the past, cross-dressing soldiers, a gravedigger about to meet his death, and hip Londoners gallivanting all over town – all delivered with a sharpness that's stunning. We honestly think the record is flawless – incredibly complicated instrumentally, but incredibly groovy too – with all the edge you'll always love in Bowie, but in a fresh young flavor too. Years back, as young Bowie-heads, we always passed this one by – assuming it was unformed early roughness – but it's not, and is an incredible album that would have been more than enough for any other artist to build a career on. Titles include "Uncle Arthur", "Sell Me A Coat", "Rubber Band", "Love You Till Tuesday", "There Is A Happy Land", "When I Live My Dream", "Maids Of Bond Street", "We Are Hungry Men", "She's Got Medals", and "Please Mr Gravedigger". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David BowieYoung Americans (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, and come up with some fantastic little soul tunes, thanks to help from Luther Vandross! The album sparkles with the best sound of Luther's early work – and you'll hear more than a bit of Luther's work on his own, and his tunes with Gregg Diamond on the set. Features the sublime tracks "Win", "Fascination", "Right", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", and "Can You Hear Me" – as well as the hits "Young Americans" and "Fame". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun Ra ArkestraBabylon Live (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
In & Out (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The Sun Ra Arkestra is alive and well – sounding wonderful here under the direction of reedman Marshall Allen, on a record that's maybe one of their best since Ra left this planet so many years ago! There's a spiritual quality to the record that the post-Ra Arkestra doesn't always have – great organic elements in the percussion, and some excellent vocals from Tara Middleton, who does a great job of filling in the space that June Tyson used to occupy in the group. Other players include Vincent Chancey on flugelhorn, Cecil Brooks on trumpet, Knoel Scott on alto, Daev Davis on trombone, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone – and titles include "Saturn", "Astro Black", "Ra #2", "Care Free #2", "Stardust", "Dancing Shadows", and "Satellites Are Spinning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – autographed by Marshall Allen!)

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✨✧ June Tyson with Sun RaJune Tyson – Saturnian Queen Of The Sun Ra Orchestra ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The voice of June Tyson was a key part of the sound of the Sun Ra Arkestra during the first few decades of its existence – but this is the first time the lady herself has ever gotten a record under her own name – a beautiful collection of Ra-backed, Tyson-fronted tunes that includes classics and a fair bit of unreleased titles too! The music is from deep in the catalog of Saturn Records – and showcases a singer who could have taken both the jazz vocal and soul music worlds by storm, had she not chosen to dedicate herself to the larger cultural mission of the Arkestra – a place that June Tyson called home for more than a decade or two – and where she gave the world sublimely soulful vocals like these. Titles include the unissued "Enlightenment", "They'll Come Back", "Lost Horizon", "Never Never Land", and "If You Are Not A Myth/Strange Worlds In My Mind" – plus "The Moors (complete version)", "Somebody Else's World", "Stardust From Tomorrow", "Astro Black", "Smile", "Tapestry From An Asteroid", "Satellites Are Spinning", "Outer Space Is A Pleasant Place", and "Walking On The Moon". CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterFor Lovers ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "When I Fall In Love", "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "My Funny Valentine", "Where Are You?", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Time After Time", "Stardust", "Tell Me When", "Time On My Hands", and "Over The Rainbow". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousGirls With Guitars Know Why (180 gram transparent violet vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A searing set of all-girl rockers from the late 60s – underground work from the hinterland of the American garage scene – all rare material originally issued on a handful of small indie labels! This vinyl set is a great addition to the CD series of the same name – and like those previous entries, the whole thing is a great antidote to some of the dodgy unofficial girl rock collections over the years – served up with superb sound, detailed notes, and a selection of tracks that really goes for the best of the best – not just the rare for rare sake's sort of cuts! A few especially rare cuts only ever appeared in later years on CD compilations, and make their vinyl debut here – in a set list that includes "Thou Shat Not Steal" by Glenda Collins, "Quite A Reputation" by The Chymes, "Look For Me Baby" by Goldie & The Gingerbreads, "Love Seems To Hard To Find" by Debbie Williams & The Unwritten Law, "Boy What'll You Do Then" by Denise, "Stardust Come Back" by Girls Take Over, "Piece Of You" by She, and "I Don't Know Why" by The Wrongh Black Bag. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David BowieDiamond Dogs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
David Bowie at his most sinister for the 70s – a landmark set that combines the harder rocking sound of the Ziggy Stardust years with the more sophisticated theatrics of Aladdin Sane – in a style that features some of the darkest, most political work of Bowie's career! There's a depth to the record that goes way beyond the silly, sensational cover image – and there's also a sonic complexity that's wonderful too – a songs slide into each other with a deftness that never fails to amaze us! The album grew out of a failed project based around George Orwell's famous book 1984 – but the rights to that story were denied by the family – so Bowie went in his own directly, and honestly came up with work that was far better than if he'd done any sort of slavish reading of the novel (Rick Wakeman famously failed in that territory – and the Eurhythmics fared just slightly better.) The whole thing's great, and titles include "Diamond Dogs", "1984", "Sweet Thing", "Candidate", "Rebel Rebel", and "Big Brother". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Donald ByrdParisian Thoroughfare (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Brunswick/Sam Records (France), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second volume of work that Donald Byrd recorded live at the Olympia in Paris in 1958 – even harder-hitting in tone than the first! The set features Byrd playing some tight hardbop lines – working in a cool group that also features Bobby Jaspar on tenor, Walter Davis Jr on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all players who come together with the sound and style of some of those great late 50s Prestige blowing sessions! The difference, though, is that Byrd is the clear leader here – working his trumpet solos with techniques that really show him growing as an artist on this Paris trip – forging a tight vision into the music that makes it way more than just a loose bop exercise on stage. You'll hear that especially on "52nd Street Theme", but the whole set's pretty darn great – and tracks include "At This Time", "Formidable", "Two Bass Hit", "Parisian Thoroughfare", and "Stardust". LP, Vinyl record album
(Done with great vinyl, and a heavy European-style cover!)

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✨✧ Buddy DeFrancoCooking The Blues ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great one from Buddy DeFranco – exactly the kind of record that will make you understand why jazz collectors have always prized his Verve Records work so much! Although Buddy's given instrument, the clarinet, was one that was handled by so many others at the time in kind of an outmoded way – DeFranco always managed to keep things fresh and modern, drawing heavily on bop inspiration for a record like this, yet also remaining true to his roots too. Part of the strength of the record is the group, too – given that Sonny Clark is on piano, bringing in a mighty soulful undercurrent to the rhythm section, and even playing a bit of organ too! Tal Farlow brings in some nice guitar – and the group's completed by Gene Wright on bass and Bobby White on drums – on titles that include "Indian Summer", "Cooking The Blues", "Stardust", and "How About You". CD

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✨✧ Orice JenkinsCentennial Cole ... CD
Truth Revolution, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title gives things away a bit – as the record's a centennial celebration of the music of Nat King Cole – although we can also say that that the vocal presentation of Orice Jenkins is very different than Nat, and the record is way more than just the usual sort of stiff tribute to an older legend in jazz! Instead, all the tunes have really been reimagined – given these lovely arrangements by Jenkins, who's got a way of taking tunes from the Nat King Cole songbook, and really using them as leaping-off points for contemporary jazz expressions – in a lineup that also features his own work on Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and piano – in a larger lineup that features some nice shifts in the instrumentation. Titles include "Smile", "The Very Thought Of You", "Let There Be Love", "Nature Boy", "Stardust", "Blame It On My Youth", "For All We Know", and "Mona Lisa" – plus the nice original "Birmingham". CD

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

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✨✧ Gene KrupaDrum Boogie ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little record that features Krupa in two modes – trio and sextet. The trio sides feature Teddy Napoleon on piano and Charlie Ventura on tenor and baritone on tracks that include "Stardust", "Perdido", "Drum Boogie", and "Fine's Idea" – and without a bass, there's a bit more freedom in the sound of these tunes than you might expect. The other two tracks on the set – "Capital Idea" and "Paradise" – feature a sextet with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Teddy Wilson on piano, and Willie Smith on alto sax, and as with the rare bits of Smith's work from the time, his work on alto is worth the price of the album alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a small sticker spot and ink stamp in back.)

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✨✧ Angela Munoz/Adrian YoungeIntrospection – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Singer Angela Munoz gets billing on the cover – but since the album's all instrumental, the main talent here is producer Adrian Younge! The tracks are funky, but mellow – nicely tripping with those classic sweet soul touches that have always made Adrian one of the best interpreters of cool 70s mellow modes – and although there's no vocals in the lead, the laidback grooves here have a very seductive feel – almost soundtrack funk, but without any of the "chase" scenes in the lineup. Titles include "Top Down", "Can I Get Your Name", "Don't Show It", "I Don't Care", "Stardust", "Feel The Same", "In My Mind", and "So Young". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousIt Happened At The Hop – Edison International Doo Woppers & Sock Hoppers (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare material from a tiny label on the LA scene at the end of the 50s – the kind of company that was thrown up quickly to capture some of the younger talent at the time, and which did a surprisingly good job of recording during its short time on the market! As you'll guess from the title, the label had an ear for both vocal groups and the kind of catchy rockers that would have played big with the teens – not really pop, as the production is more homegrown and rough around the edges – which sounds especially nice on the number of female vocal tracks in the package! Titles include the unissued cuts "I'll Conquer The World" and "Treat You Right" by The Devilles, and "Dipsy Doodle" by Linda Strangis – and the rare singles "Little Doll" by The Five Trojans, "Jump Back Honey" by The Four Flares, "Love Story" by The Stardusters, "It Happened At The Hop" by the Austin Sisters, "You Only You" by Linda Strangis, "Creator Of Love" by Nicky St Claire, and "Shim Sham" by Billy Bobbs & The Caps. CD
 
 
 



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