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Sugar MinottSugar Minott At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99 36.99
Seminal sounds from the mighty Sugar Minott – a singer who's sweet-voiced style was perfect for the changes going on at Studio One in the late 70s! Sugar grew up on the soulful styles of the rocksteady years – and here, as Studio One begins to step into some dancehall modes, his vocals provide a perfect link with the past – which sometimes comes from the way the label was reworking older rhythms and melodies in a subtle way – often with new lyrics from Minott that really transform the tunes! Currents of early dancehall and versioning flow through the mix of work here – and the set is a great illustration of this key moment in the evolution of reggae. Titles include "Vanity", "Please Be True", "Hang On Natty", "Jahovia", "Try Love", "Give A Hand", "Is It True", "Love Gonna Pack Up", "Give Me Jah Jah", "Party Time", "Jah Almighty", "Jah Jah Children", and "Change Your Ways". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousFire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 39.99
Some of the most righteous sounds ever recorded at the legendary Studio One label in Jamaica – 70s music that marks a time when the company was moving into some of the more thoughtful, meaningful lyrics that rose to prominence during the rasta generation! The shift is no surprise, given that Bob Marley once recorded for Studio One – but by the time of these tracks, Marley had risen to international fame on Island Records – helping to open the door for a huge new audience for the message and the music, which Studio One was only happy to address with great tracks like this! The set's every bit as great as the other collections from the label on Soul Jazz – handled with equally thoughtful track selection and detailed notes, to support an 18 track set that includes "Sufferation" by Trevor Clarke, "I Am A Revolutionist" by Freddie McGregor, "Burning In My Soul" by The Silvertones, "Mr Jolly Man" by Horace Andy, "Things & Time" by Wailing Souls, "Serious Thing" by The Gladiators, "So Many Problems" by The Viceroys, "Inner Peace" by Pablove Black, "Rock But Don't Fall" by Wailing Souls, "Jah Jah Fire" by Devon Russell, and "Give Me Back Me Language & Me Culture" by Im & Count Ossie. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMojo Presents Studio One Selector – The Originals ... CD
Mojo (UK), 1970s. Used ... $1.99
15 classic tracks from Johnny Osbourne, Jackie Mitoo, Ernest Ranglin, Bob Marley, the Gaylads, Lone Ranger, Lloyd & Devon, Delroy Wilson, the Skatalites, and more. CD

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VariousStudio One DJs Vol 2 ... CD
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
They chat, we rock! More sly, slick and wicked Studio One goodness, with a bad and bold crew of top notch Dee Jays coming correct over a choice batch of Coxsone Dodd's finest rhythms. Soul Jazz has hit just about every stop from here to Kingston in their fab reissue series, and the follow ups keep coming, with this second volume of toasting and boasting keeping up the pace in fine, fine style! You know the drill: super tight, richly annotated packaging wrapped around a fat set of rude and right numbers like Prince Jazzbo's "Pepper Rock" and Lone Ranger's "Keep On Coming A The Dance". 18 numbers in all, including "Ram Dance Master" by Brigadier Jerry, "Reggae Wiggle" by Bobby Jackie & Soul Defenders, "Fever Teaser" by Dennis Alcapone, "Gun Court" by Little Joe, "Rocking Machine" by Prince Francis, "No Man Version" by King Stitt, "Crab Walking (discomix)" by Prince Jazzbo and "West Gone Black" by Jah Jesco. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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VariousStudio One Dub (orange CD pressing) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Another round of Studio One butter from the folks at Soul Jazz! By this point you're well informed about the status of Coxsone Dodd's Studio One operation as the cornerstone of so much Jamaican music, and Soul Jazz has approached the catalog from just about every angle, covering nearly all the bases before landing here on this dub set. The sly Island grooves are stripped down to their bare essentials, then given a tasteful bit of dubby gloss at the hands of Sylvan Morris, for a massive collection that'll rule your stereo like Studio One rocked the sound systems back in the day. 17 tracks in all, wrapped in a nice package that includes interviews with Morris and Dodd, and fully annotated as to which numbers the rhythms were originally cut as the backing for. Includes "Bionic Dub", "Sky Rhythm", 'Taurus Dub 2", "Hooligan", "Dub Rock", "Hi Fashion Dub", In Cold Blood Version" and "Feel The Dub". CD
(Limited edition orange CD!)

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VariousStudio One Groups (red CD pressing) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A seminal look at the sound of harmony soul in Jamaican music – the special way that a label like Studio One could take an American vocal approach, then find new life when pairing the style with the hippest sounds in Kingston! The collection follows the initial rise of group vocals in the rocksteady years, and moves all the way through the roots reggae generation – moving from more popular themes to more righteous modes – all with the nicely sharp production of Studio One to guide things along! As with other Soul Jazz collections of work on the label, the package is definitely a cut above – with a superb choice of cuts that includes "Solid Foundation" by the Righteous Flames, "Things A Come Up To Bump" by the Bassies, "You Will Never Know" by the Mad Lads, "What Is It" by the Consummates, "The Struggle" by The Viceroys, "Get In The Groove" by the Heptones, "Pick Up The Pieces" by the Royals, "Jah Jah Go Before Us" by the Gladiators, "Love & Affection" by Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Down Presser International" by the Stingers, "Baby Why" by The Cables, "You Can't Be Happy" by The Clarendonians, and "Cheating & Lying" by the Silvertones. CD
(Limited edition red CD pressing!)
Also available Studio One Groups (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 36.99

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VariousStudio One Groups (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 38.99
A seminal look at the sound of harmony soul in Jamaican music – the special way that a label like Studio One could take an American vocal approach, then find new life when pairing the style with the hippest sounds in Kingston! The collection follows the initial rise of group vocals in the rocksteady years, and moves all the way through the roots reggae generation – moving from more popular themes to more righteous modes – all with the nicely sharp production of Studio One to guide things along! As with other Soul Jazz collections of work on the label, the package is definitely a cut above – with a superb choice of cuts that includes "Solid Foundation" by the Righteous Flames, "Things A Come Up To Bump" by the Bassies, "You Will Never Know" by the Mad Lads, "What Is It" by the Consummates, "The Struggle" by The Viceroys, "Get In The Groove" by the Heptones, "Pick Up The Pieces" by the Royals, "Jah Jah Go Before Us" by the Gladiators, "Love & Affection" by Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Down Presser International" by the Stingers, "Baby Why" by The Cables, "You Can't Be Happy" by The Clarendonians, and "Cheating & Lying" by the Silvertones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edtion red vinyl pressing – includes download!)
Also available Studio One Groups (red CD pressing) ... CD 21.99

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VariousStudio One Music Lab ... CD
Studio One (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.29
This might be the first time we've ever heard the phrase "Music Lab" attached to the legendary Kingston powerhouse Studio One – but the name definitely fits, as they company was always a hotbed of new musical experimentation! And while some of the company's most famous contributions came in the late 60s and early 70s, this set looks at some even more experimental years farther on in the 70s – with currents of dub and the new sort of spirituality that was flowing through the Jamaican scene – served up here not in too-familiar roots reggae modes, but instead a whole host of really interesting, really different styles! The work still holds strongly in the Studio One tradition, and a number of the artists are ones you'll know from older, straighter recordings – but the set is also a really illuminating look at these sometimes overlooked years. Titles "People Make The World Go Round (version)" by Hortense & The Sound Dimension, "Far Beyond (version)" by Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment, "Go For Yourself" by Lennie Hibbert, "Summertime" by Roy Richards, "Tenor Man Trip" by Roland Alphonso, "Glory To Sound" by Cedric Im Brooks, "Dread Head" by Pablov Black, "Forward To Jah (part 2)" by The Jay Tees & Brentford Rockers, "World Is A Ghetto" by Brentford All Stars, "Chainey Roots" by Dub Specialist, and "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Jackie Mittoo. CD
Also available Studio One Music Lab ... LP 34.99

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VariousStudio One Music Lab ... LP
Studio One (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
This might be the first time we've ever heard the phrase "Music Lab" attached to the legendary Kingston powerhouse Studio One – but the name definitely fits, as they company was always a hotbed of new musical experimentation! And while some of the company's most famous contributions came in the late 60s and early 70s, this set looks at some even more experimental years farther on in the 70s – with currents of dub and the new sort of spirituality that was flowing through the Jamaican scene – served up here not in too-familiar roots reggae modes, but instead a whole host of really interesting, really different styles! The work still holds strongly in the Studio One tradition, and a number of the artists are ones you'll know from older, straighter recordings – but the set is also a really illuminating look at these sometimes overlooked years. Titles "People Make The World Go Round (version)" by Hortense & The Sound Dimension, "Far Beyond (version)" by Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment, "Go For Yourself" by Lennie Hibbert, "Summertime" by Roy Richards, "Tenor Man Trip" by Roland Alphonso, "Glory To Sound" by Cedric Im Brooks, "Dread Head" by Pablov Black, "Forward To Jah (part 2)" by The Jay Tees & Brentford Rockers, "World Is A Ghetto" by Brentford All Stars, "Chainey Roots" by Dub Specialist, and "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Jackie Mittoo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Studio One Music Lab ... CD 21.99

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VariousStudio One Supreme – Maximum 70s & 80s Early Dancehall Sounds ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
An album that definitely earns its title – as it marks the renewed strength of the Studio One label in the late 70s – an era when much of the reggae mainstream had moved to the major labels, but the tiny Jamaican indie was well-poised to stand supreme in the new wave of dancehall sides at the time! This set captures the roots of dancehall perfectly – especially the way the style took older rhythms from early reggae and rocksteady, and revamped them with some slightly more contemporary production and digital elements – allowing for the soulful flow that was perfect for the new mix of toasted and sung vocals! The set's got some older Studio One artists really getting back their groove, joined by some newcomers who had an even stronger ear to the scene at the time – and as with previous Studio One sets on Soul Jazz, the overall production and presentation is stupendous. Titles include "Bushmaster" by Brentford Rockers, "A Fool" by Alton Ellis, "Chanting" by Jim Nastic, "Jah A Love You" by Sugar Minott, "Keep That Light" by Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets, "Natty Ten To One" by Dillinger, "Minstral" by Prince Jazzbo, "Still Dubbing" by Dub Specialist, "Rastaman Camp" by Freddie McGregor, "Easy" by Willie Williams, "In Cold Blood" by Jackie Mittoo & Brentford All Stars, "Wine Of Violence" by Freddie McGregor, "Show & Tell" by Horace Andy, "Happy Man" by The Gladiators & Brentford Disco Set, and "Quartet Pound Of Ishen" by Lone Ranger. CD

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VariousStudio One Women (yellow CD pressing) ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99 On October 21, 2022
... CD
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VariousStudio One Women (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 38.99 On October 21, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 21.

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VariousStudio One Women Vol 2 ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Maybe one of the best reggae collections the Soul Jazz label has ever given us – a really rich collection of tracks from the Studio One collection, all with female singers in the lead – a good number of which have never been reissued before! Soul Jazz has been covering the Studio One catalog for many years – but this time around, they seem to have dug even deeper than before – mixing in lots of rare nuggets alongside the few familiar tracks – all to showcase a wonderfully soulful blend of singers who cut some great work for the label! The music begins in the rocksteady years, and moves onward – presented by Soul Jazz with their great ear for a set list, usual detailed notes that really get at the history of the artists and music. Titles include "Feel So Good" by Denise Darlington, "My Man Is Gone" by Angela Prince, "Welcome You Back Home" by Jackie & Doreen, "Friends & Lovers" by Rita Marley, "You're No Good" by Marcia Griffiths, "Sleeping Tree" and "Barb Wire" by Nina Soul, "Turn Turn Turn" by Jennifer Lara, "New World" by Myrna Hague, "Melody Life" by Marcia Griffiths, "Can I Change My Mind" by Hortense Ellis, and "Buck Town Corner" by The Jay Tees. CD
Also available Studio One Women Vol 2 ... LP 34.99

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VariousStudio One Women Vol 2 ... LP
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
Maybe one of the best reggae collections the Soul Jazz label has ever given us – a really rich collection of tracks from the Studio One collection, all with female singers in the lead – a good number of which have never been reissued before! Soul Jazz has been covering the Studio One catalog for many years – but this time around, they seem to have dug even deeper than before – mixing in lots of rare nuggets alongside the few familiar tracks – all to showcase a wonderfully soulful blend of singers who cut some great work for the label! The music begins in the rocksteady years, and moves onward – presented by Soul Jazz with their great ear for a set list, usual detailed notes that really get at the history of the artists and music. Titles include "Feel So Good" by Denise Darlington, "My Man Is Gone" by Angela Prince, "Welcome You Back Home" by Jackie & Doreen, "Friends & Lovers" by Rita Marley, "You're No Good" by Marcia Griffiths, "Sleeping Tree" and "Barb Wire" by Nina Soul, "Turn Turn Turn" by Jennifer Lara, "New World" by Myrna Hague, "Melody Life" by Marcia Griffiths, "Can I Change My Mind" by Hortense Ellis, and "Buck Town Corner" by The Jay Tees. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Women Vol 2 ... CD 21.99

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✨✧ VariousFire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most righteous sounds ever recorded at the legendary Studio One label in Jamaica – 70s music that marks a time when the company was moving into some of the more thoughtful, meaningful lyrics that rose to prominence during the rasta generation! The shift is no surprise, given that Bob Marley once recorded for Studio One – but by the time of these tracks, Marley had risen to international fame on Island Records – helping to open the door for a huge new audience for the message and the music, which Studio One was only happy to address with great tracks like this! The set's every bit as great as the other collections from the label on Soul Jazz – handled with equally thoughtful track selection and detailed notes, to support an 18 track set that includes "Sufferation" by Trevor Clarke, "I Am A Revolutionist" by Freddie McGregor, "Burning In My Soul" by The Silvertones, "Mr Jolly Man" by Horace Andy, "Things & Time" by Wailing Souls, "Serious Thing" by The Gladiators, "So Many Problems" by The Viceroys, "Inner Peace" by Pablove Black, "Rock But Don't Fall" by Wailing Souls, "Jah Jah Fire" by Devon Russell, and "Give Me Back Me Language & Me Culture" by Im & Count Ossie. CD
Also available Fire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ VariousStudio One Classics (limited purple vinyl) (2022 Record Store Day Drop) ... LP
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A set that's way more than just another dip into the legendary catalog of the Studio One label – as there's a well-chosen selection of cuts here that go well past the hits, and really live up to the kind of "classics" promised in the title! It's no secret that Studio One was one of the first and most important studios and labels to rise up on the Kingston scene at the end of the 60s – pioneering impeccable production, tight musicianship, and the kind of soul-drenched vocals that helped Jamaican music rich a much larger global audience – music that's given a fantastic showcase here on titles that include "No Man Is An Island" by Dennis Brown, "Simmer Down" by The Wailers, "I'm Just A Guy" by Alton Ellis, "Rocking Time" by Burning Spear, "Confucious" by Don Drummond, "Rub A Dub Style" by Michigan & Smiley, "Fever" by Horace Andy, "School" by Prince Jazzbo, "Love Me Forever" by Carlton & The Shoes, "Rockfort Rock" by Sound Dimension, "Pretty Looks Isn't All" by The Heptones, and "El Pussycat Ska" by The Skatalites. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition purple vinyl pressing with download!)
 
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Miles Davis & Bill EvansComplete Studio & Live Masters (3CD set) ... CD
One (Spain), Late 50s. Used 3 CDs ... $13.99 16.99
Miles Davis on trumpet, Bill Evans on piano, with John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Cannonball Adderley on alto saxophone, Pall Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb and Philly Joe Jones on drums with others. CD
 
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Act One (Act 1)Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – because some tunes are spare, simple, and heartbreaking – really building off the best qualities of 60s harmony soul, but with a lot more sophistication – while others are bolder, more upbeat, and positive – really using the new studio modes of the time to send a few tunes really over the top! The mix is quite similar to Black Ivory at their best – although the album's more under-discovered treasure – and although it's the only record ever by the group, it's got a solidity that should have made them as big as any of the 70s stars on Atlantic or Philly International! Titles include "Goodbye Love", "Friends Or Lovers", "Tom the Peeper", "Party Hardy People", "I Don't Want To Know What You Do To Me", "Still Waters", "It's The Same Old Story", and "Love's Got Your Mind". CD also features the bonus tracks "I Never Had A Love Like Yours", "A Whole Love Of Love Makin", and "It Takes Both Of Us". CD

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Darrell BanksI'm The One Who Loves You – The Complete Volt Recordings (Here To Stay/bonus tracks) ... CD
Volt/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
An incredible package from the great Darrell Banks – a set that brings together his sublime Stax Records album, plus lots of rare bonus tracks too! The core record – Here To Stay – is incredible work from the great Banks – one of the few albums this genius Detroit soul singer cut before his untimely early death! Darrell's got a raw sound and a way with a groove that makes him a perfect choice for late 60s Stax/Volt Records – and he works here with Detroit studio genius Don Davis – who really knows how to mix the rough and the smooth in a perfect way – very different than both the usual Memphis or Detroit soul of the time! Tracks are very well-written – each one's a total lost nugget – and the arrangements have this punch that works perfectly with Banks' tremendous vocals. Titles include "I Could Never Hate Her", "My Love is Reserved", "No One Blinder", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone", and "We'll Get Over". CD then includes a wealth of bonus tracks – some previously unissued – including "Love Is Not An Easy Thing (demo)", "Mama Give Me Some Water (demo)", "Love Why Have You Forsaken Me (demo)", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone (single version)", "No One Blinder (single version)", and "Beautiful Feeling (single version)". CD

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✨✧ Alice ClarkAlice Clark – The Studio Recordings 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Mainstream/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The great self-titled Alice Clark LP on Mainstream plus earlier singles for Warner Brothers and unreleased tracks – the complete studio recordings from '68-72 – in one great set! There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really right-on sort of sound that's totally great, and way hipper than most 70s chart soul! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, who brings in a touch of jazz – but again, with a much hipper feel than most of his other backings – and most of the tracks are quite obscure, well-written tunes – of the sort of material you might expect to hear sung by Gil Scott-Heron or Donny Hathaway. Includes "Don't You Care", "Charms Of The Arms Of Love", "Maybe This Time", "Looking At Life", "Hey Girl", "Don't Wonder Why", "It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone", "Hard Hard Promises" and the rest from the classic and always sought self-titled album from 1972 – plus great earlier Warner Brothers singles "You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurts Me)" and "Heaven's Will (Must Be Obeyed)" from 1969, the previously unreleased "Before Her Time" and "You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurts Me)" instrumental, and more! 16 tracks in all. CD

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Cloud OneSpaced Out – The Best Of Cloud One ... CD
P&P, Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 15.98
Classic work from the legendary P&P Records label – created by one of the "P" talents who gave them their name – studio genius Patrick Adams, who mostly works here on his own under the name of Cloud One! Adams already had great success working with east coast soul groups in the first half of the 70s – and as Cloud One, he really finds his way around the more cutting-edge styles of the time – mixing bits of funk with bits of disco, and often adding in these cool electronic elements that really helped define the P&P sound! Many cuts have cool moogy keyboards, and some spacey elements along the edges – done with a lot more soul than some of the Euro space disco recordings of the same time – with much more of a tie to the New York underground that was Adams' main milieu. Titles include the classics "Spaced Out" and "Atmosphere Strut" – plus "Jump Jump Jump", "Stomp Your Feet & Dance", "Disco Juice", "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By", "Patty Duke", "Happy Music", "Doin It All Night", and "Flyin High". CD

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John ColtraneOne Down, One Up – Live At The Half Note ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
A long overdue testament to the live genius of the mighty John Coltrane Quartet – captured at the legendary Half Note club in NYC – disc 1 recorded on a date in March 1965 and disc 2 on a date in early May of the same year! The set finds Coltrane plus McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on the kit working in a far more adventurous guise than many of the 60s studio sessions – stretching out incredibly on the half hour epic workout "One Up, One Down" and a beautifully loose run of "Afro Blue". The stylistic themes are carried through similarly on the second disc's long grooving "Song Of Praise" and an amazing "My Favorite Things", but stretching near or past the 20 minute mark. These long bootlegged recordings are now available on CD officially for the first time ever – complete with the original radio introductions and announcements! CD

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John Coltrane & Johnny HodgesComplete Studio Sessions With Johnny Hodges ... CD
Definitive/Norgran (Spain), 1954. Used ... $9.99
Here's a side of John Coltrane you may not know about – his pre-Miles Davis, post-Earl Bostic time with Johnny Hodges! Right after he left the Bostic group, where he was a bit buried in the orchestra (but still had some nice moments), Coltrane hooked up with Johnny Hodges for these 1954 sessions on Verve/Norgran. The group is nice and small – with players that include Shorty Baker, Jimmy Hamilton, and Cal Cobbs – but the main focus is on the solo work of Hodges, with Coltrane mostly providing supporting work in the group. But still, if you dig Hodges (and we sure do!), the set's a nice one – and features tracks that include "Used To Be Duke", "Warm Valley", "Madam Butterfly", "Sweet As Bear Meat", and "Burgundy Walk", as well as a very cool 17 minute "Ballad Medley"! CD

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DaggerboardLast Days Of Studio A ... LP
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
A record with a really special story, and maybe one of the best sessions we've heard from the gang at Wide Hive in many years! The setting is the legendary Studio A at Fantasy Records – where this unique group recorded the album days before the closing of that storied recording spot – working with a sense of soulful imagination that seems to channel all the greatness of the 70s jazz captured in the spot, with a lean, laidback mode that's completely wonderful all the way through! The group features key work from the mighty Roger Glenn on vibes – an artist who did some of his own great work at Fantasy in the 70s with Larry Mizell – and there's also really wonderful work on tenor and alto from Kasey Knudsen, alongside sounds from Mike Blankenship on Rhodes, and Wide Hive stalwarts Gregory Howe on Hammond B3 and Erik Jekabson on trumpet. All tunes were penned by Howe and Jekabson, and arranged by the latter – and titles include "Journey Down Parker", "Last Days Of Studio A", "Steak Out", "Heroine's Portrait", "Conducting Poppies", and "Rabbit Trap". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michael FranksOne Bad Habit ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Warm vocals, jazzy keyboards, and a wonderfully laidback set from Michael Franks – a perfect illustration of the kind of music he could make better than anyone else! Although recorded at the end of the 70s, the set's got a simplicity that few other records of the time could match – a stripped-down and honest quality that really sparkles, even amidst the top-shelf production and studio work supplied by Warner Brothers Records. Arrangements here are by Larry Williams, Clare Fischer, and others – but as before, the main focus is usually on the sweet vocals and keyboards – gliding out warmly over Michael Franks' well-penned and unique compositions. Titles include "One Bad Habit", "Still Life", "Loving You More & More", "Baseball", "Inside You", "Lotus Blossom", "He Tells Himself He's Happy", and "On My Way Home To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a name in pen. Labels have a name in pen.)

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GrapefruitYesterday's Sunshine – The Complete 1967/1968 London Studio Sessions ... CD
RPM (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Incredible pop psych sounds from Grapefruit – a group who might be best known for their early inclusion in the Beatles' Apple Corps – but who can easily stand on their own with the strength of material like this! The production is superb, and the overall vision in the music is sublime – trippy touches, but never too many – and vocals that echo out with both a sense of harmony in the group, and some beautiful larger touches in the studio! The whole thing's got a subtle power that we'd rank right up there with The Zombies, just as they were starting to get great – and the collection finally gets these guys out from the shadows of The Beatles, to show the world how great they were on their own. CD features a number of unissued tracks, and titles taken from tapes and brilliantly remastered – and the set features 20 titles that include "Dead Boot", "Dear Delilah", "Breaking Up A Dream", "Elevator", "Another Game", "Yes", "Ain't It Good", "Sweet Little Miss No Name", "Theme For A Lonely Queen", "Round & Round", "One More Try", "Yesterday's Sunshine", and "Do What You Want To". CD

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Sterling HarrisonOne Size Fits All ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Early work from Sterling Harrison – a soul singer who was mostly missed the first time around, but has had more of a revival in recent decades – although maybe not as strongly as on this obscure west coast album recorded with the production team of Holland Dozier Holland! This isn't Motown HDH, nor even their Invictus/Hot Wax style – as the album has a strong 80s soul vibe throughout, with lots of beats, keyboards, and catchy numbers in a boogie funk mode – yet it's also clear the top-shelf studio help really gives the record a lot more focus and punch than other efforts of this nature, in a way that mixes Sterling's deep soul vocal inclinations with some material that could have crossed over at the time. Titles include "Star Chaser", "I Feel The Love", "You've Got That Thing", "Take It All The Way", "She's So Sensitive", "One Size Fits All", and "Abba Dabba Do". CD

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Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice VersaViajando Com O Som – The Lost 76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions (green vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $29.99 About September 16, 2022 (delayed)
A never-issued album by the great Hermeto Pascoal – recorded in the space between his 70s classics Slaves Mass and A Musica Livre – and every bit as amazing as those classics! The music here is fluid, open, and a fantastic mix of jazz and all of Hermeto's new ideas about musical structure – performed at a level that's highly organic, and with that completely individual vision that Pasocal brought to his sound from the start! This isn't typical Brazilian fusion of the time, but nor is it anything like the tighter sounds that Airto and Flora Purim were recording up in the US – instead, a musical mode that's completely in its own space, and which needs only one listen to convince you of the master's genius. The group here is overflowing with young talent – Lelo Nazario on keyboards, Nivaldo Ornelas and Mauro Senise on saxes and flute, Toninho Horta on guitar, Zeca Assumpcao on bass, and Ze Eduardo Nazario on drums – all important musical visionaries on their own, working together here to hit an even new level of creativity. Aleuda Chaves sings wordlessly on a bit of the record – and the whole thing has that blend of soaring sound and lyricism that marks Pascoal at his best. Titles include "Danca Do Paje", "Natal", "Casinha Pequinina", and "Mavumvavumpefoco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Art PepperComplete TV Studio Recordings ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1964. Used ... $14.99
Rare work from Art Pepper – originally recorded for TV shows in 1957 and 1964, and featuring some surprisingly great performances! The first half of the set features tracks done by Pepper for the LA-based Stars Of Jazz and Steve Allen Show – all of which feature Pepper in quartet formation with players that include Larry Bunker, Victor Feldman, Carl Perkins, Ben Tucker, and Chuck Flores – and one of which features vocalist Pam Russell singing with the group. The sound quality is wonderful – especially given the TV recording nature of the tunes – and Pepper's tone is incredible throughout, a real delight, with that sharp edge and soulful undercurrent that made his late 50s recordings so great. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Over The Rainbow", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Stormy Weather", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Cherokee". Added to these are 3 more tracks from the Jazz Casual Show in 1964 – a bit looser than the 1957 numbers, and longer as well – with original numbers that include "The Trip", "D Section", and "Junior Cat". The CD is rounded out by 3 more rare numbers – alternate takes from one of the Omegatape sessions in 1957 – with titles that include "Webb City", "Begin The Beguine", and "Fascinating Rhythm". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pamela PollandPamela Polland/Have You Heard The One About The Gas Station Attendant (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 19.99
Two albums by Pamela Polland – one of which was never issued in the 70s! First up is the self-titled Pamela Polland – an obscure bit of 70s underground rock – the first solo album by Polland, who might be better known for her work in the psych-folk group Gentle Soul at the end of the 60s. This album's got a style that's a bit different than work by Gentle Soul – a lot more personal, and at times, a bit more rootsy – but not in a folksy way, instead more of that kind of early 70s California "back to nature" kind of rock – if that makes any sense at all. There's some great little songs on the record that show Pamela as a potentially huge figure in 70s rock – had she not gotten stuck off on the sidelines so much – but that fact makes the album all that much more compelling. Titles include "The Rescuer", "Texas", "Lighthouse", "The Dream", and "Sing A Song Man". The set also features Pamela's never-issued second album – Have You Heard The One About The Gas Station Attendant – a record that was finished, but squashed by Columbia Records as part of a political move after the label fired president Clive Davis! Polland was Davis' pet project at the time – and got top-shelf treatment for this second album – Elton John producer Gus Dudgeon put together most of the set in London, and Pamela is even more expressive, more thoughtful in both her singing and songwriting – with help from a host of key London studio talents, but all working in an understated mode that really sets the songs perfectly. CD

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Norma TanegaI'm The Sky – Studio & Demo Recordings 1964 to 1971 ... CD
Anthology, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
The first-ever full look at the unique musical talents of Norma Tanega – an artist known for one big crossover hit in the 60s, but who had a much deeper legacy in folk and protest music! Norma was both part of the Greenwich Village scene in the early 60s, and quickly apart from it – both in terms of her identity and her musical styles – which were way more than just mainstream folk, and opened up into a range of topics and themes that are very different than just about anyone else in her generation! The instrumentation is way more than folk, too – as there's some nicely trippy rock touches on the tracks at times – served up here in an expanded collection that features material from the albums Walkin My Cat Named Dog and I Don't Think It Will Hurt If You Smile – plus unreleased material, demos, and other rare tracks too. The massive 27 track set features very detailed notes on Norma's history and unique place in music – plus lots of rare images too. CD
Also available I'm The Sky – Studio & Demo Recordings 1964 to 1971 ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Norma TanegaI'm The Sky – Studio & Demo Recordings 1964 to 1971 ... LP
Anthology, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 38.99
The first-ever full look at the unique musical talents of Norma Tanega – an artist known for one big crossover hit in the 60s, but who had a much deeper legacy in folk and protest music! Norma was both part of the Greenwich Village scene in the early 60s, and quickly apart from it – both in terms of her identity and her musical styles – which were way more than just mainstream folk, and opened up into a range of topics and themes that are very different than just about anyone else in her generation! The instrumentation is way more than folk, too – as there's some nicely trippy rock touches on the tracks at times – served up here in an expanded collection that features material from the albums Walkin My Cat Named Dog and I Don't Think It Will Hurt If You Smile – plus unreleased material, demos, and other rare tracks too. The massive 27 track set features very detailed notes on Norma's history and unique place in music – plus lots of rare images too. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I'm The Sky – Studio & Demo Recordings 1964 to 1971 ... CD 18.99

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Sarah VaughanComplete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions (8CD set) ... CD
Roulette/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used ... $199.99
Wonderful material from a very productive time in the career of Sarah Vaughan – and a time when Sarah was really elevating her skills to a whole new level! There's plenty of jazz here, but Vaughan's also mastered some of the more sophisticated, more adult modes too – working wonderfully with well-chosen backings throughout – on material that originally appeared on the albums Dreamy, The Divine One, Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan, After Hours, You're Mine You, Snowbound, The Explosive Side Of Sarah Vaughan, Star Eyes, The Lonely Hours, We Three, The World Of Sarah Vaughan, Sweet N Sassy, Sarah Sings Soulfully, Sara + 2, Sarah Slightly Classical, and additional tracks from singles and compilations! CD
(Long out of print – and in great shape! Includes original box, book and CDs!)

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✨✧ Walt Disney Studio Sound Effects DepartmentChilling Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House ... LP
Disneyland, 1964. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the coolest records ever produced by Disneyland Records – and one of the creepiest too! The record features one side of raw sound effects – top-shelf level material, of the sort that the Disney crew would save and use in cartoons and films – and the other side features similar sounds, but structured with a more narrative approach – almost making for a record that's sort of a ghost story in sound! Titles include "The Very Long Fuse", "The Dogs", "The Unsafe Bridge", "The Martian Monsters", "Chinese Water Torture", and "Drips & Splashes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pale yellow label pressing in a white cover, with light wear, aging, and a bit of staining along the bottom.)

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Tommy WhittleWaxing With Whittle – Tommy Whittle Studio Recordings Vol 1 ... LP
Esquire (UK), 1953/1954. Near Mint- ... $19.99 24.99
A great saxophonist from the British scene of the 50s – one that most Americans don't know as well as Ronnie Scott or Tubby Hayes, but who cut some equally important work at the time! The tunes here are all small group numbers – all with Dill Jones on piano, most with Tony Kinsey on drums, and a few with Harry Klein on baritone – and throughout the album, Whittle demonstrates a wonderfully rich, raspy tone on the tenor – one maybe influenced by Lester Young, but with the deftness of the bop generation – served up here on 14 beautifully swinging tunes. Titles include "Martini", "Zythum", "Debut", "Yesterdays", "Zoot Suit", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Symphony", and "Waxing With Whittle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Treasure Chest pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ VariousStudio Wizardry Of Todd Rundgren ... CD
Ace (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
Todd Rundgren's known to most as a hell of a songwriter, and a singer with surprising charms – but he's also a genius in the studio, with talents that were first demonstrated on all of his early self-produced classics – then shared with some key acts in the 70s and 80s! As with his own music, Rundgren really has a way with making a tune come together – a special ear for getting everything to sound right, but at a level that's simple and understated – so that all the best qualities of a song come out perfectly, but without making you feel like you're being hit over the head by the process behind the music! That quality is on great display here – in a set of 22 numbers that feature Rundgren at the helm, with details that are extrapolated more fully in the detailed notes within – but which come through loud and clear on tunes that include "Baby Blue" by Badfinger, "Long Times Gone" by Felix Cavaliere, "You're Much Too Soon" by Hall & Oates, "Frederick" by Patti Smith, Heaven's Falling" by Cheap Trick, "Jet Boy" by New York Dolls, "One Night Stand" by Janis Joplin, "L5" by New England, "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad, "Dear God" by XTC, "Something Warm" by Rick Derringer, "Long Road Home" by Fanny, "Fa La Fa Lee" by Sparks, "Piece By Piece" by The Tubes, "Love Is The Answer" by Utopia, "Goodbye" by The Psychedelic Furs, and "She's So Young" by The Pursuit Of Happiness. CD

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✨✧ Alice ClarkComplete Studio Recordings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great self-titled Alice Clark LP on Mainstream plus earlier singles for Warner Brothers and unreleased tracks – the complete studio recordings from '68-72 – in one great set! There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really right-on sort of sound that's totally great, and way hipper than most 70s chart soul! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, who brings in a touch of jazz – but again, with a much hipper feel than most of his other backings – and most of the tracks are quite obscure, well-written tunes – of the sort of material you might expect to hear sung by Gil Scott-Heron or Donny Hathaway. Includes "Don't You Care", "Charms Of The Arms Of Love", "Maybe This Time", "Looking At Life", "Hey Girl", "Don't Wonder Why", "It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone", "Hard Hard Promises" and the rest from the classic and always sought self-titled album from 1972 – plus great earlier Warner Brothers singles "You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurts Me)" and "Heaven's Will (Must Be Obeyed)" from 1969, and the previously unreleased "Before Her Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneClassic Quartet – Complete Impulse Studio Recordings (8CD set) ... CD
Impulse, Early/Mid 60s. Used 8CD Box ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic quartet of John Coltrane, certainly the classic quartet of the 60s jazz scene and perhaps the classic jazz quartet of all time, compiled in one box set with all of their studio recordings! John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones set so many benchmarks for jazz with their envelope pushing style, recording and performances that it's impossible to overstate their importance in the modern musical oeuvre. This set features all of the LPs Coltrane, Ballads, Impressions, Live At Birdland, Crescent, A Love Supreme, The John Coltrane Quartet Plays, Kulu Se Mama, Transition, Sunship, Infinity and First Meditations, plus a number of tracks issued on compilations. 66 tracks in all, spread out over 8 CDs, in a beautiful bookbound package with a metal slipcase and extensive liner notes. The titles are too numerous to list here, but the set includes "Big Nick", "Soul Eyes", "Miles' Mode", "Tunji", "After The rain", "Lonnie's Lament", "The Drum Thing", "Wise One", "Crescent", "A Love Supreme", "Nature Boy", "Brasilia", "Song Of Praise", "Dear Lord", "The Last Blues", "Living Space", "Dusk Dawn", "Dearly Beloved", "Attaining", "Ascent", "Amen", "Love", "Compassion", "Joy", "Consequences", and "Serenity". CD
(Out of print, includes booklet and original metal slipcase – both in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Michael FranksOne Bad Habit ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm vocals, jazzy keyboards, and a wonderfully laidback set from Michael Franks – a perfect illustration of the kind of music he could make better than anyone else! Although recorded at the end of the 70s, the set's got a simplicity that few other records of the time could match – a stripped-down and honest quality that really sparkles, even amidst the top-shelf production and studio work supplied by Warner Brothers Records. Arrangements here are by Larry Williams, Clare Fischer, and others – but as before, the main focus is usually on the sweet vocals and keyboards – gliding out warmly over Michael Franks' well-penned and unique compositions. Titles include "One Bad Habit", "Still Life", "Loving You More & More", "Baseball", "Inside You", "Lotus Blossom", "He Tells Himself He's Happy", and "On My Way Home To You". CD
Also available One Bad Habit ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ VariousListen To The Voices – Sly Stone In The Studio 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing look at the early years of Sly Stone – a hip array of rare projects Sly recorded with other artists, plus a few pre-Columbia gems of his own! The package is beautifully put together, and the vibe here is definitely a great precursor to the famous sound of Sly with the Family Stone in the late 60s – a perfect illustration of his early ear for funky rhythms and some of the most righteous soul of his generation! And oddly, even artists who usually sound far from Stone come out definitely sounding a bit Sly-like here – and the package features the usual Ace great notes, to help you understand where all this great music's coming from. Titles include "Danse A La Musique" by The French Fries, "I'm Going Home (part 1)" and "Home Sweet Home (part 2)" by Joe Hicks, "You're The One (parts 1 & 2)" by Little Sister, "Life & Death In G & A" by Abaco Dream, "I'm Just Like You" by 61X, "Underdog" by The Beau Brummels, "Can't She Tell" by Billy Preston, "LSD" by Freddie & The Stone Souls, "Stanga" by Little Sister, "I Remember" by Sly & Billy Preston, "Superfunk" by Freddie & The Stone Souls, and the cuts "For Real (demo)", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Life Of Fortune & Fame", "You Really Got Me (demo)", and "I Ain't Got Nobody" by Sly Stone himself! CD

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHank Mobley In Holland – To One So Sweet Stay That Way ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost smoker from the legendary tenorist Hank Mobley – recorded relatively late in his career, at a time when his music on Blue Note was really taking some great new directions! The approach here is maybe a bit more straightforward than those records, but still completely amazing – as Mobley's soloing with all these unusual twists and turns, and phrasing that you never would have heard a few years before – all while working with a variety of Dutch backing combos on these live performances from the Netherlands in 1968! One group features Pim Jacobs on piano, Wim Overgaauw on guitar, Ruud Jacobs on bass, and future avant legend Han Bennink on drums – and another features the great Rob Agerbeek on piano, with Hans Van Rossem on bass and Cees See on drums. There's also two studio performances with the larger Hobby Orkest ensemble – quite an unusual setting for Hank, and a great one too – and titles include "Summertime", "Twenty Four & More", "Three Way Split", "Vierd Blues", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Sonny's Tune", "Autumn Leaves", and "Blues By Five". CD

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✨✧ Don CherryStudio 105 – Paris 1967 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from the great Don Cherry – and maybe one of the earliest examples of the way that he mixed together avant jazz and a globe's worth of influences on the European scene! The album features three long tracks – all seemingly improvised – very heavy on percussion, with work from Karl Berger on vibes, marimba, piano, celeste, and other percussion – and Jacques Thollot on drums and timbales – while Cherry himself plays gong, alongside his more familiar cornet, plus piano and a bit of bamboo flute. There's a huge amount going on here – almost as if Cherry is trying to invent spiritual and loft jazz modes at the same time – with a warmth, cohesion, and sense of soul that's a different than his more famous Paris recordings for the BYG label a few years later. Titles include "Infant Happiness", "Symphony For Improviser", and "Elephantasy". CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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✨✧ Rob PronkBebop Years – Studio Sessions 1950 to 1957 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from the Dutch jazz scene of the postwar years – a set of small combo dates that feature trumpeter Rob Pronk, including two groups led by American players too! Pronk's got a tone that's clear, but never too clean – maybe the focused brightness of the young Howard McGhee, mixed with some of the richer feeling of the young Kenny Dorham – almost always matched here by great tenor work, which makes the tracks an equally strong delight! Players include Harry Verbecke, Toon Van Vilet, and Ruud Brink on tenor sax – plus Herman Schoonderwalt on alto, Rob Madna on piano, Ack Van Rooyen and Jerry Van Rooyen on trumpets, and Ruud Pronk and Cees Slinger on drums – and the set then also features an unusual twist – as Pronk steps over to piano, and works in one group with Ake Persson and Frank Rosolino on trombones, and another with Zoot Sims on tenor. There's a huge amount of music here to discover – and the presentation and recording quality is superb – on titles that include "Latecomer", "Four Roses", "Jack's Wax", "Blue Monk", "Funkerin", "Tune", "Sassy", "Minor", "Corner Pocket", and "Monotones". CD

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLive At Montmartre ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of energy, and some long tracks that really let both players open up nicely – in a combo that also features John Scofield on guitar, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The inclusion of Scofield's guitar changes up the group's sound in a nice way – adding in some more chromatic elements that really stand out – and titles include "IJ", "Flame Games", "Song Everlasting", and "Forever Lovers". CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Victor pressing – SMJ 6108. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPresenting Cannonball (cannon cover) ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of Cannonball Adderley's first albums – recorded for Savoy way back in 1955, and done with a free and open style that's a nice contrast to his tighter sides for Mercury! The album's very relaxed – that hardbop blowing session mode that Savoy virtually pioneered – letting the players open up in comfortable studio space, working together almost as they would on a hip live date. Cannon's in the lead on alto, and the group also features Nat Adderley on cornet, Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – a classic Savoy rhythm section for the two horn players. Tracks are long, and titles include "Spontaneous Combustion", "Still Talkin To Ya", "Caribbean Cutie", and "A Little Taste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi, still in shrink – SOPU 21.)

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Cannonball AdderleyTimeless (Bohemia After Dark/Presenting Cannonball Adderley) ... CD
Savoy, 1955. Used ... $3.99
Most of two early sessions that featured Cannonball Adderley – both recorded for Savoy Records in 1955! First up are tracks from Kenny Clarke's album Bohemia After Dark – an excellent hardbop session from the glory days of the Savoy label – easily one of the label's key 50s classics! Drummer Kenny Clarke's at the front of the group – but all players are great, and the set features work by Cannonball Adderley on alto, Jerome Richardson on tenor, Donald Byrd on trumpet, Nat Adderley on cornet, Hank Jones or Horace Silver on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass. The Adderley brothers sound especially great – and the young Cannonball has a quality here that's more soulful and sharp-edged than his work on Mercury – much more in a Prestige blowing session style! Titles include "Late Entry", "Chasm", "Bohemia After Dark", and "Hear Me Talkin To Ya". Next is four tracks from Presenting Cannonball Adderley – one of Cannonball's first albums, done with a free and open style that's a nice contrast to his tighter sides for Mercury! The album's very relaxed – that hardbop blowing session mode that Savoy virtually pioneered – letting the players open up in comfortable studio space, working together almost as they would on a hip live date. Cannon's in the lead on alto, and the group also features Nat Adderley on cornet, Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – a classic Savoy rhythm section for the two horn players. Tracks are long, and titles include "Spontaneous Combustion", "Still Talkin To Ya", "Caribbean Cutie", and "A Little Taste". CD

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Nat AdderleySayin' Somethin'/Live At Memory Lane ... CD
Collectables, 1966/1967. Used ... $6.99 9.99
2 lost Atlantic recordings by Cannonball Adderley's trumpeter brother, back to back on one CD at a nice low price! The records aren't that easy to come by in the original, and they're both nice 60's soul jazz sessions that take Nat's earlier trumpet sound, forged with his brother's classic late 50's quintet, and update it into a rolling 60's groove. Players on the record include Joe Zawinul, Joe Henderson, Seldon Powell, and Herbie Hancock – and one album has a larger group in a studio session, while the other's got a small combo in a live set. Titles include "The Other Side", "Hippodelphia", "Lavender Woman", "Painted Desert", "Manchild", and a nice remake of "Cantalope Island". CD

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Charlie MarianoToshiko Mariano Quartet (Candid) ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the few recorded meetings of alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano and pianist Toshiko Akioshi in the studio – quite strange given that they were a couple at the time! The session's easily one of the last great American sessions by either player – a work that shows Mariano's alto really building on the strengths of his work in the 50s, and Akioshi's piano shedding some of its early bop influences, and going for the richly-toned sound that would serve her greatly in the 70s. The long tracks here offer plenty of space for Charlie's sharp tone to really do its thing – and that raspy warmth of the 50s is even more deeply soulful at this point – and augmented by a new sense of composition that gives the record some of its best tracks. There's almost a nascent sense of spiritualism here – quite unusual for the time – and titles include "When You Meet Her", "Toshiko's Elegy", "Deep River", and "Little T". CD

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Alegre All StarsAlegre All Stars Vol 1 ... LP
Alegre/Honey Pie, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99 About October 14, 2022
A landmark album that shaped Latin jazz for years to come! The format of the set borrows heavily from the previous Cuban Jam Session LPs, but gives it a real New York twist that made the Alegre albums much stronger overall – and much more influential in a wider spectrum. A core group fo well-known players – Charlie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Kako, Jose Chombo Silva, and others – come together in the studio magically – setting egos aside, and bringing their best work to the table in a hard-jamming style that defined the crackling jazz-based "descarga" style of the time. In addition to that, the production style has lots of conversation and hanging out sounds between the tracks, really setting the feel for the album with a great spirit that goes on to touch the music as well! A treasure that's still one of the best examples of the jam session at work – and with titles that include "Soy Feliz, "Ay Camino Y Ven", "Almendra", "Para Ti", and "Estoy Buscando a Kako". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors In Orbit! (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $9.99
A studio album, but one that really has Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recreating some of the bold energy of their live shows – coming across with a vibe that's much more Prestige Records than Verve, thanks to the presence of the Don Patterson trio on the set! Backing is by Don on Hammond, Paul Weeden on guitar, and Billy James on drums – a nicely loose combo that really lets the tenorists stretch out and show their stuff. The cuts are mostly standard material – "John Brown's Body", "Walkin", "Long Ago And Far Away" – but the twin-tenor sound is great, and Patterson's free organ lines riff away nicely! CD
(Out of print and sealed Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack sleeve.)

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Horace AndyGood Vibes (with bonus tracks) ... LP
17 North Parade (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 40.98
A classic compilation – and we can't get enough of Horace Andy's sweet falsetto keening over these chugging, fat rhythms! A tremendous set of sides Andy cut in the mid-70s, packaged together with a few of the cuts in dub versions – all from a period when Horace was really hitting new heights in his music. While Andy cut many seminal sides for Coxsonne Dodd's Studio One – this work, some of it in collaboration with the great Bunny Striker Lee, stands among his best – and also often features Horace with firm creative control. Titles include "Serious Thing (a serious version)", "Skylarking (a better version)", "Reggae Rhythm (it's gone internationally)", "Youths Of Today (Jah Youths)", "Don't Let Problems Get You Down (No Problem)", "Mr Bassie (discomix)", "Pure Ranking (discomix)", "Good Vibes (dub vibes)", "Ital Vital (Ital Ites dubwise)", and "Control Yourself (version under control)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoComing Home Jamaica ... CD
Atlantic, 1998. Used ... $6.99
One of the last studio albums with Lester Bowie – Coming Home Jamaica features Bowie on trumpet, Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Malachi Favors on bass, Famadou Don Moye on percussion, and the entire group on percussion and little instruments. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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David AxelrodDavid Axelrod – Live At The Royal Festival Hall (DVD & CD) ... DVD
Champion/Mochilla, 2006. New Copy DVD & CD ... $5.99 24.99
A beautiful document of a magical musical moment – one of the few live performances ever of the work of David Axelrod – a concert that's presented here in a special CD & DVD package! Axelrod's 60s albums are the stuff of legend – orchestral efforts with a funky undercurrent, and longtime favorites of beatheads around the globe. And while his best-known efforts have always been the product of careful studio work, he demonstrates here that the Axelrod sound is equally at home in a live setting – played brilliantly by a host of younger British players, with a sense of crispness and sophisticated funk that easily matches his recent album on Mo Wax! The DVD features wonderful footage of the entire show – and the CD captures the music with a clarity that's as great as anything that Axlerod ever did in the studio. Titles include "Holy Are You", "Urizen", "Holy Thursday", "The Edge", "Song Of Innocence", "Smile", "The Human Abstract", and great covers of "Norwegian Wood" and "Paint It Black". DVD

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Albert AylerHilversum Session ... LP
Osmosis/Our Swimmer (Germany), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
A later-looking package, but one that features a rare set from 1964 – an early example of the genius of Albert Ayler, recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – especially when playing overseas – but recorded with the clarity of some of his studio albums for ESP – that sharp-edged sound that really highlights the groundbreaking style of his playing! The rest of the group here is equally great – and the quartet features Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums – the latter of whom is almost completely freed up from rhythm at some points. Titles include "Angels", "CAC", "Infant Happiness", and "No Name". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerChet – Ballads By Chet Baker (plus bonus track) (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $6.99
One of a handful of late 50s albums that Chet Baker recorded for Riverside – all of which are some of his last great 50s work in the studio, before a shift in the 60s to a wider-ranging approach to his music! The style here is definitely in the "classic" Baker mode set down for Pacific Jazz – but a bit more fleshed out by the other players in the set – who seem to push a bit more personality into the tunes, and not just let Chet's trumpet dominate. The sound is soft and gentle – as you'd expect from the title – and other players include Bill Evans, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones – all bringing a bit of a New York undercurrent to the west coast Baker solo style. Titles include "How High the Moon", "It Never Entered My Mind", "If You Could See Me Now", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Time On My Hands", and "You And The Night And Music". CD features 1 bonus track – "Early Morning Mood". CD
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BandRock Of Ages – The Band In Concert ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
The Band's epic double live album from '72, when they were at their peak – arguably a more exciting listening experience than even their best studio albums, which they always (wisely) considered a different universe then the live stage. Ever ambitious, The Band commissioned Allen Toussaint, one of their heroes to compose some horn arrangements, which indeed sound great – and the band is in such great form here – they're an unbelievably tight unit, but it never sounds slick or manicured. Perfection! Includes "Don't Do It", "King Harvest", "Caledonia Mission", "Get Up Jake", "Stage Fright", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "This Wheel's On Fire", "The Weight", "Life Is A Carnival" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with Sterling stamp/RL etch in the tri-fold cover, with minimal surface wear and light edge wear.)

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Beau BrummelsTurn Around – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1970 (8CD set) ... CD
Now Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 8CD ... $54.99 79.99
A stunning collection of work from one of our favorite bands of the 60s – a group who sprung up on the San Francisco scene of the mid 60s, then evolved with an amazing sound in just a few short years! The set begins with the group's three albums for the Autumn label – Introducing, Volume Two, and Beau Brummels 66 – and packs those with 47 related demo tracks, outtakes, and alternates – giving a really amazing picture of the group at the start! Then, the package moves into their two tremendous albums for Warner Brothers – Triangle and Bradley's Barn, both of which are real highlights on the late 60s creative landscape of the label – presented here with 32 associated demo tracks and rarities from those sessions! Then, the set moves into a 1965 demo session for Autumn Records, with over two dozen songs in development form in the studio. CD7 features solo work from Ron Elliott and Sal Valentino of the group – including some unheard material! CD8 features 28 more tracks – all single cuts from the group, including cancelled releases, and some solo singles from Sal Valentino. 228 tracks in all – all newly mastered, with many titles on CD for the first time ever! CD

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BetterdaysHush Your Mouth – The Betterdays Anthology ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A huge collection of work from The Betterdays – way more than you might expect from a group who only issued one important single back in the 60s! Yet on the strength of that one single for Polydor, the group have become something of a legend over the decades – and their full presences finally gets its due here – in a collection that includes never-issued 60s tracks, both live and studio – plus recordings from the re-formed group in later years! The Betterdays have a great way of mixing the fresh mod styles of the time with some of the deeper currents from the blues and R&B inspirations that were inspiring so many of their contemporaries – a sound here that's maybe a bit in the territory of the young High Numbers, early Pretty Things, or maybe a rawer take on Manfred Mann – certainly the vibe carried through on their famous single that starts out the set, with the cuts "Don't Want That" and "Here Tis". The set moves on to include a dozen mid 60s tracks, live and studio – the moves to the 1990 moment when the group re-emerged, with a surprisingly faithful sound – presented here on album tracks and unreleased material too. 48 tracks in all – and very detailed notes on the group! CD

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Big BlackAtomizer ... LP
Homestead, 1986. Near Mint- ... $49.99 59.99
A critical moment in the Chicago scene – and quite possibly the crowning moment from Big Black as well! The trio were already great on previous records, but they somehow move even farther forward with this one – a deep dive into the twisted mind of Steve Albini, served up with a sonic intensity that instantly sets these guys apart from just about anyone out there – not punk, not noise, not anything else – just pure jaw-dropping Big Blackness! Iain Burgess recorded the whole thing with the group – giving in that sharp sound that was just becoming to be known as the Chicago style, which Albini would uncork even more strongly in his studio work of the next decade – and titles include a searing live take on "Cables", the chilling "Jordan Minnesota", and the tracks "Passing Complexion", "Big Money", "Kerosene", "Bad Houses", "Fists Of Love", "Stinking Drunk", "Bazooka Joe", and "Strange Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Homestead pressing with HUB/FW etch. Includes the insert. Cover has minimal wear, lightly bent corners, and a small LAST sticker.)

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Zazou BikayeMr Manager (with bonus download – and bonus tracks) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
80s Afro grooves, recorded in Belgium – given a nice twist by the Crammed Discs label, which was one of the first to really open up African styles with more European elements! Bony Bikaye handles vocals, and Hector Zazou plays plenty of keyboards and adds in beat – so there's an electro-styled groove to most cuts, in a mode that's similar to some of the New Africa material on Celluloid Records from the same time! The remaining member of the group handles lots of saxophone solos – but the trio also get some studio help that includes more saxophone from Marc Hollander. Titles include "Angel", "Mr Manager", "Nostalgie", and "Soki Akei". Features the bonus track "Viva La Musica", "Signorina", and "Le Menteur". LP, Vinyl record album
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David BinneyGlimpse Of The Eternal ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
David Binney is one of those generous saxophonists who seem to often let the role of the rest of the group shape their records as much as the vision and solos of the leader – and that's definitely the case here, on a wonderful date that draws a lot from the presence of pianist Craig Taborn in the quartet! In fact, all group members are great – Eivind Opsik on bass and Dan Weiss on drums – and there's a very cohesive vibe to the way they all come together that's similar to when a really well-matched piano trio hits the studio – often moving past just a setting for solos, and instead coming up with a sense of richness that resonates with all four corners of the square. Many of the tunes are originals by Binney, mixed in with some surprising numbers from other sources – and titles include "Group", "Our Place", "Vibe Changer", "Craig", "Dave", "Group", and "Ambivalence". CD

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 17.98
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records in the 70s – but working for the Bay Area Fantasy label, they really took off into an amazing groove that was all their own – still informed by jazz, but free to open up to lots of funk and soul elements too – sometimes with vocals in the lead, sometimes more focus on the kinds of solos that always set them apart from all their contemporaries! The cuts have some wonderful keyboard work from a young Kevin Toney – who's gone onto a lot of fame over the years – and production on all cuts is either by Larry Mizell, Donald Byrd, or George Duke – key 70s jazz funk forces who keep things mighty tight in the studio! The package features work from all Blackbyrds albums of the 70s – including the Cornbread Earl & Me soundtrack, and the Night Grooves remix set – and the package features 25 titles that include "Enter In", "Party Land", "Do It Fluid", "Gut Level", "Summer Love", "I Need You", "The Baby", "Blackbyrds' Theme", "City Life", "Rock Creek Park", "Walking In Rhythm", "A Hot Day Today", "Wilford's Gone", "One Gun Salute", "Supernatural Feeling", "Mysterious Vibes", and "Soft & Easy". CD

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersAt The Cafe Bohemia Vol 1 (Non RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1955. Used ... $4.99
A classic early set featuring the Jazz Messengers back when the group was less of an Art Blakey project, and more of an all-around affair – as you might guess from a lineup that also includes Horace Silver on piano, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, and Doug Watkins on bass! The live set is one of the earliest and purest versions of Blakey's hardbop vision, touched with the slightly exotic lyricism of Silver, which gives the tracks a wonderful edge. The playing is excellent throughout – and the album's the kind of live stormer that shows why the group were such a huge draw right out of the box, and why they performed as well (if not better) in a live setting than they did in a studio one! Tracks include "Minor's Holiday", "The Theme", "Prince Albert", and "Deciphering The Message" – and the CD features 3 bonus tracks, all long, plus great remastering! CD
(Out of print.)

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BreadBaby I'm A Want You ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A soft rock masterpiece from Bread – the kind of standard-setting album that made them one of the real giants of pop music at the start of the 70s! The title cut here is a perennial favorite that's had a surprisingly long run over the years – a heartfelt ode to male desire – balanced out here by some equally well-crafted tunes by David Gates and the rest of the group. Gates trades lead vocals with James Griffin from track to track – and as usual, the real charms of the group come when the pair are harmonizing together – set to these really lovely arrangements that definitely bring the soft into soft rock. Larry Knechtel adds in a few of the stronger studio instrumental touches – and titles include "Baby I'm A Want You", "Mother Freedom", "This Isn't What The Government", "Dream Lady", "Games Of Magic", and "Everything I Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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BreadBaby I'm A-Want You/Guitar Man ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A pair of classics from Bread – both pulled from a stretch that was a mighty big time for the group! First up is Baby I'm A Want You – a soft rock masterpiece from Bread – the kind of standard-setting album that made them one of the real giants of pop music at the start of the 70s! The title cut here is a perennial favorite that's had a surprisingly long run over the years – a heartfelt ode to male desire – balanced out here by some equally well-crafted tunes by David Gates and the rest of the group. Gates trades lead vocals with James Griffin from track to track – and as usual, the real charms of the group come when the pair are harmonizing together – set to these really lovely arrangements that definitely bring the soft into soft rock. Larry Knechtel adds in a few of the stronger studio instrumental touches – and titles include "Baby I'm A Want You", "Mother Freedom", "This Isn't What The Government", "Dream Lady", "Games Of Magic", and "Everything I Own". On the cover of Guitar Man, Bread have a somewhat fuzzy look – but that approach is a perfect indication of the warmer, softer sound that makes Bread such soft rock giants from the time! Case in point is the beautiful "Guitar Man" title track of the set – a record that definitely has some nice guitar lines, but all a bit back in the mix, so that the warm lead vocals drift in amidst these easygoing arrangements that fit perfectly with the groove – as do most of the other elements in the set – furthering the genius arranger/producer talents of the mighty David Gates! Other titles include "Make It By Yourself", "Picture In Your Mind", "Don't Tell Me No", "Didn't Even Know Her Name", "Welcome To The Music", and "Fancy Dancer". CD

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BreadManna/Lost Without Your Love ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1971/1976. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Soft rock classics back to back – two full albums from Bread on a single CD! First up is Manna – a record that seems to have Bread picking up a bit more force than previous albums – coming on with a few vocal tracks that maybe seem to answer their growing soft rock status with a bit less emphasis on the "soft"! Yet that core Bread charm is still very much in place here – perfect David Gates arrangement and production, with all the sorts of mellow 70s touches that would be such a huge influence on so many others in years to come! One of the biggest illustrations of this is the mega-hit "If" – one of Gates' real classics, and done here with softly crooning vocals next to some slightly spaced-out guitar that gives the whole thing a surprisingly moody vibe. Other cuts include "Live In Your Love", "Let Your Love Go", "Be Kind To Me", "He's A Good Lad", "She Was My Lady", and "Truckin" – the last of which is not the Grateful Dead song. Lost Without Your Love is the last album in the legendary 70s run of Bread – and a set that was a bit of a comeback, given that the group had briefly disbanded before it was recorded! Yet as before, the mighty David Gates is still at the helm of the ship – penning loads of great songs alongside James Griffin, the group's other vocalist and songwriter – and giving the whole thing his classic touch in the studio, in ways that show a bit of an ear for some of the changes that were taking place in adult contemporary music in the years since the group had been started – maybe a bit more subtle drama, and a few less folksy elements than before. All the best Bread elements are still very strongly in place – and titles include "Change Of Heart", "Hooked On You", "She's The Only One", "Lost Without Your Love", "Fly Away", "Belonging", "The Chosen One", "Hold Tight", and "Today's The First Day". CD

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Brief EncounterBrief Encounter (smoky vinyl pressing) ... LP
Seventy Seven/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
The rare first album by The Brief Encounter – a mid 70s funk group from North Carolina, but one who doesn't feel like a southern soul combo at all – as they work here with a sweet, strong, and jazzy flavor that makes them feel like the best of the California scene in the 70s! The group shift effortlessly between tight ensemble funk – including a few tasty instrumentals – and sweeter soul material that feature group vocals, with a strong falsetto lead stepping out front, in a way that really helps the music soar. The material was recorded in Muscle Shoals, but sounds so different than most of the other work from that studio at the time – on titles that include "Just One Moment", "Visions", "Smile", "Loving & Caring", "In A Special Kind Of Way", "Good Thing Bad Thing", "We're Gonna Have A Good Time", "Time Is Moving", "Smile", and "Get A Good Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
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Peter BrotzmannChicago Octet/Tentet (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 1998. Used 3 CDs ... $39.99
One of the greatest releases ever from the Okka Disk label – a legendary set that stands as a great testament to the global improvising scene that exploded in Chicago during the 90s! Back in the early years of FMP, nobody would have thought to use the name "Peter Brotzmann" and "Chicago" in the same context – but by the time of these recordings, the legendary reedman had been spending quite a bit of time in the Windy City – working strongly alongside that decade's fresh generation of improvisers, at a level that also helped Brotzmann discover new energy in his music too! The lineup here is great – both octet and tentet groups that operate in an improvising orchestra tradition – with players that include Ken Vandermark on tenor and bass clarinet, Mars Williams on tenor and alto, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Mats Gustafsson on baritone and fluteophone, Joe McPhee on pocket cornet and valve trombone, Fred Lonberg Holm on cello, Kent Kessler on bass, Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion, and Brotzmann himself on tenor, clarinet, and tarogato. The set features three different live recordings, and one long studio set recorded over two days – a fantastic collection of music. Titles include "Burning Spirit (For Kazuka Shiraishi)", "Other Brothers", "Old Bottles No Wine, "Aziz", "Foolish Infinity", "Immediate Music", "Makapoor", "Foolish Infinity", "Other Brothers" and "Divide By Zero". CD
(Hand numbered, limited edition!)
Also available Chicago Octet/Tentet (3CD set) ... CD 55.99

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Peter BrotzmannChicago Octet/Tentet (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 1998. New Copy 3CD ... $55.99 59.99
One of the greatest releases ever from the Okka Disk label – a legendary set that stands as a great testament to the global improvising scene that exploded in Chicago during the 90s! Back in the early years of FMP, nobody would have thought to use the name "Peter Brotzmann" and "Chicago" in the same context – but by the time of these recordings, the legendary reedman had been spending quite a bit of time in the Windy City – working strongly alongside that decade's fresh generation of improvisers, at a level that also helped Brotzmann discover new energy in his music too! The lineup here is great – both octet and tentet groups that operate in an improvising orchestra tradition – with players that include Ken Vandermark on tenor and bass clarinet, Mars Williams on tenor and alto, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Mats Gustafsson on baritone and fluteophone, Joe McPhee on pocket cornet and valve trombone, Fred Lonberg Holm on cello, Kent Kessler on bass, Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion, and Brotzmann himself on tenor, clarinet, and tarogato. The set features three different live recordings, and one long studio set recorded over two days – a fantastic collection of music. Titles include "Burning Spirit (For Kazuka Shiraishi)", "Other Brothers", "Old Bottles No Wine, "Aziz", "Foolish Infinity", "Immediate Music", "Makapoor", "Foolish Infinity", "Other Brothers" and "Divide By Zero". CD
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing.)
Also available Chicago Octet/Tentet (3CD set) ... CD 39.99

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago TentetAmerican Landscape 1 ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Peter Brotzmann's on clarinet this time around, and working here in an extended studio piece with his Chicago Tentet combo – one of his greatest groups of later years, featuring both Mats Gustafsson and Ken Vandermark on reeds, as well as Joe McPhee on both trumpet and alto sax! The work builds slowly, almost tentatively – the fills in strongly as the piece goes on – with a sound that's almost like the Jazz Composers Orchestra style at the end of the 60s, but not as dynamic overall. The reeds are almost strongest in shaping the tune – although other contributions include trombone from Hannes Bauer, tuba from Per Ake Holmlander, and cello from Fred Lonberg-Holm. CD 1 features the first part of the work – which is quite long, and stands strongly as an album on its own! CD

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James BrownJames Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... CD
Polydor, 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A rare lost treasure from James Brown – the full, unedited version of a live concert that was cut up and butchered for the Sex Machine album – presented here for the first time ever, with a huge amount of never-issued tunes! Sex Machine was one of those "fake" concert albums from James – some original live recordings, other studio tracks tricked out – and put together in a way that never really made much sense. This set is something completely different altogether – a James Brown concert from start to finish, complete with some wickedly sharp patter from the stage – and long tunes that really show his group hitting on all burners! The lineup of musicians include three drummers at once – Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Stars, and Melvin Parker – alongside Fred Wesley on trombone, Maceo Parker on alto, Jimmy Nolen on guitar, and Charles Sherrell on bass. James himself plays a bit of organ at instrumental moments – and tracks include the never-released "Lowdown Popcorn", "World", "Spinning Wheel", "Try Me", "I Got The Feelin/Lickin Stick Lickin Stick", and "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose" – next to versions of "There Was A Time", "Say It Loud", "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing", "Mother Popcorn", and "I Can't Stand Myself". CD

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James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 ... CD
Polydor, 1971. Used ... $4.99
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live performance that has James and the group even more energized than in the studio – working with the kind of razor-sharp intensity that made them a legendary funk act – leaping from tune to tune with nary a break at all! Bobby Byrd acts as the MC, and joins James for a bit of vocals – and the group at this point still includes Bootsy Collins on bass, plus loads of great guitar from Catfish Collins, and Fred Wesley on trombone and Jabo Starks on drums. Dave Matthews handled some of the arrangements – and titles include "Soul Power", "Sex Machine", "Bewildered", "It's A New Day", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Brother Rapp", "Super Bad", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin". CD

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James BrownShowtime ... LP
Smash, 1964. Very Good- ... $7.99
One of the odder James Brown records from the 60s – as it includes 11 studio tracks with overdubbed audience. James was under contract with King at the same time, and couldn't record new vocal material for Smash – so the record doesn't contain any JB originals, but covers of Louis Jordan style songs like "Caldonia", "Evil", "Nobody Here But Us Chickens". Certainly not The Godfather's funkiest moment, but proof that he could still swing in a hard R&B groove with the right backing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, with a name in pen in back.)

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Maxine BrownMaxine Brown – Best Of The Wand Years ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Maxine Brown on Wand Records is really something amazing – not just because she began her recording career at the label, but also because she never again hit the heights of these recordings! Brown was a really important singer with these sides – still partly in the class and poise of some of the jazz-tinged vocalists that came before her – but also able to open up with a deeper soul vibe that paved the way for Aretha Franklin and so many other singers to come in the second half of the 60s! The production and presentation of these tracks is wonderful, too – great songwriting, and top-shelf studio charts that only lift, and never drown the brilliance of Maxine's unique voice. Titles include "One In A Million", "It's Torture", "Let Me Give You My Lovin", "Yesterday's Kisses", "Oh No, Not My Baby", "Gotta Find A Way", "Baby Cakes", "Why Did I Choose You", "Misty Morning Eyes", "Since I Found You", "Losing My Touch", "If I Had Known", "It's Gonna Be Alright", and the completely fantastic "If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody". CD

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Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean PaceJoy ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... $0.99 1.99
Oscar Brown's score for a hip play that he wrote (one of his many plays!) – performed by him, Sivuca, and Jean Pace. Despite the "show" quality of the material, this actually stands simply as a great Oscar Brown Jr. LP, and the production is nice and intimate, and sounds just like an ordinary studio album. Sivuca's great, and his breathy voice and playing really open up Oscar Brown with some great Brazilian touches. And as usual, the writing's great, especially on tracks like "Brown Baby", "Mother Africa's Day", "Funky World", and the great version of "Afro Blue", featuring Oscar's classic lyrics. Also features a wonderful version of Johnny Alf's "Sky & Sea" – done by Sivuca with an incredible lilting groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has partial top split, radio call letters in marker, some ring & edge wear.)

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Nick BrownleeBubblegum – The History Of Plastic Pop ... Book
Sanctuary, 2003. New Copy ... $3.99 19.98
A cool little retrospective of 50 years worth of manufactured pop music – one that starts out with the earliest roots of the genre in rock and roll, and follows it right up to present-day boy bands and studio acts! The book moves forward decade by decade, focusing on group after group – presenting them in mini-profiles that sometimes exposes hidden sides of the artists – especially those you might not normally think of as bubblegum acts! Obvious schlock is stacked next to more serious artists – in a unique take on the evolution of pop on both sides of the Atlantic. Artists include The Crystals, Ricky Nelson, Tommy Steele, Billy Fury, The Bay City Rollers, The Osmonds, David Cassidy, Bow Wow Wow, MC Hammer, Bucks Fizz, and a heck of a lot more! 167 pages, softcover, with images in color and black and white. Book

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✨✧ Don Byas/Bud PowellTribute To Cannonball ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A gem of a session from the European expatriot scene of the postwar years – not really a tribute to Cannonball Adderley, but a rare meeting of Bud Powell and Don Byas in the studio, produced by Cannonball in Paris in 1961! The record has a tremendous amount of fire and focus – especially on the part of Powell, who could sometimes falter in a European setting – and although Byas' horn might seem a contrasting choice for Bud, he really burns with a lot of energy here – arcing, soaring, and turning with lines that show that his talents hadn't dimmed at all out of the American limelight. As always with his few productions from the time, Cannonball shows a great deal of sensitivity and patience with the players – probably a key factor of the success of the set. Also noteworthy is the rest of the group – which includes Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Jeannine", "Just One Of Those Things", "All The Things You Are", "I Remember Clifford", and "Jackie My Little Cat". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bumped corner and a small sticker spot.)

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Bobby ByrdHelp For My Brother – The Pre-Funk Singles 1963 to 1968 ... CD
BGP (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Incredible work from Bobby Byrd – the man who was literally standing in the shadow of James Brown during the 60s – given how many times Bobby appeared with James on stage, and worked with him in the studio! Yet despite that near-lifetime association with The Godfather, Bobby's a hell of a singer on his own – definitely in the JB mold, but with a voice that can sometimes sweetly crackle in a very personal style – and also open up into different themes that sometimes move his music more towards Stax or Atlantic than some of James' King Records material from the time! All that range and plenty more is presented here – in an overlooked side of Bobby's career – all the wonderfully strong solo tracks he recorded with James Brown as a producer – issued in the mid 60s by the Smash and King Records labels, and a hell of a discography on its own. In fact, had Byrd not worked with James, we'd maybe guess that he would have hit even bigger fame on his own with these singles – such is the quality in both the vocals and overall presentation. This is the first time this material has ever been pulled together like this – and most of it has never been reissued at all – and the 24 track CD is overflowing with great notes that also give Bobby his due. Titles include "Write Me A Letter", "I Found Out", "Ain't No Use", "I'm Just A Nobody (parts 1 & 2)", "Lost In The Mood Of Changes", "You're Gonna Need My Lovin", "Let Me Know", "Time Will Make A Change", "No One Like My Baby", "Funky Soul (parts 1 & 2)", "You Gave Me Heart A Song To Sing", "My Concerto", and "I'm Lonely". CD

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John CarterMy World Fell Down – The John Carter Story (4CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 30.99
Maybe the first-ever collection to really get at the huge scope of work handled by the great John Carter – an important figure in the UK music scene of the 60s, but one who worked in a variety of guises, and never got as much exposure in the spotlight as he might! Carter was a hell of a songwriter, and also had the kind of an ear for a tune that made him an equivalent to some of the American talents roaming around the Brill Building in the mid 60s – and like those artists, John first started putting out songs for others, then also recording his own work too – but often in a variety of different groups that were more put together for recording projects than touring onstage. This huge set brings together all these magical moments of pop genius from John Carter – 105 tracks in all, with recordings by Carter Lewis, The Ivy League, First Class, Ministry Of Sound, The Wheels, Friends, The Flower Pot Men, Carlew Choir, Stamford Bridge, Stormy Petrel, and other Carter-related projects – plus a fair bit of demo recordings done with full studio help as well. It's great to hear Carter's evolution over the decade or so covered by the box set – almost an evolution of British pop and rock as well! CD

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Ceyleib PeopleTanyet (colored vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Jackpot, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An incredible album of Eastern instrumentation and funky rock breaks – served up as one of the headiest studio sessions to come from the LA scene of the late 60s! The Ceylieb People work in the same territory as Devil's Anvil or The Orient Express – a blend of fuzzy psychedelia with trippier influences from India and other points east – a sound that has the group mixing heavy drums and jamming guitar with lots of sitar, tamboura, and rootsy percussion! Songs are all instrumentals, and played with a really mind-expanding sort of groove – jamming throughout, and very sensitive to little shifts in sound and rhythm. The core combo is augmented by woodwinds from Jim Horn, guitar from Ry Cooder, and keyboards from Mike Melvoin – and titles include "Leyshem", "Zendan", "Becal", "Ddom", "Dyl", "Ralin", "Tygstl", and "Menyatt Dyl Com". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000!)

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Chairmen Of The BoardIn Session ... LP
Invictus, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A killer album by the Chairmen of the Board! The record's their second – and although the "In Session" title, photos on the front, and liner notes all make it appear to be a live album, it's actually a studio session, with the same great Holland-Dozier-Holland production as the first! The album includes an amazing track called "All We Need Is Understanding", a jaunty groover with this funky organ at the beginning, and some killer vocals by General Johnson. It's one of the group's best tracks ever – and the record has plenty of other nice ones – like "Pay To The Piper", "Hanging On To A Memory", "When Will She Tell Me She Needs Me", and "Chairmen Of The Board". Plus, the record includes their great version of "Patches", which they wrote for Clarence Carter – already on their first album, but featured here again for some strange reason! Who cares, though – because we love the track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear and aging, and heavy wear at the spine. Label on Side 2 has an address sticker.)

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Chambers BrothersLove Peace & Happiness ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A 2LP set of work by The Chambers Brothers – one studio disc, and one live one, recorded at the height of their fame before a very lively audience! Disc one features Love Peace & Happiness – a set that features a number of original tracks, played with a harder soul feel than some of their other records at the time. Includes the extended "Love Peace & Happiness" suite, plus the funky "If You Want Me To", and "Have A Little Faith", "Wake Up", and "Let's Do It". Disc two features a live set at the Fillmore East – with Chambers-y versions of tunes like "People Get Ready", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Bang Bang", and "You're So Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Erlon ChavesProcura-Se Uma Virgem ... CD
CID/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
One of the grooviest albums we've ever heard from Erlon Chaves – a Brazilian arranger who got his start in the bossa generation, later did some more traditional music – but here explodes with this great fusion of European and Brazilian soundtrack styles! The record's credited to the Orquesta St Moritz – most likely a studio group with a European name, for good pedigree – but there's a huge amount of sounds here that rival some of the best modes coming from the EMI/Odeon label at the start of the 70s – particularly the mix of samba and bossa elements with larger funky arrangements, then given a more sophisticated twist – as you'd find in the music of Marcos Valle! Most of these tunes are instrumental, and there's some really wonderful organ work on a number of the titles – on tracks that include "Procura Se Uma Virgem", "Grilo", "Uma Velha Bossa", "Ba Oba Oba", "Vamos Nos", "O Anjo E O Diabo", and "Tema De Amor". CD

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✨✧ Cher3614 Jackson Highway (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
We're not normally ones to stock a Cher album, but this one's pretty darn hip – recorded in at Muscle Shoals Sound, the studio referenced in the title of the album, and presented in a wonderful cover image that has Cher standing outside the tiny facility with a host of legendary studio players that include Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, and Roger Hawkins! Sonny's also standing in the crowd in the photo, but he's as in the background as he is on this set – as Cher's singing alone in a soul-styled mode that's befits the setting of the album. Titles include a funky take on "I Walk On Guilded Splinters", plus "For What It's Worth", "Cry Like A Baby", "Save The Children", "Do Right Woman", and "Dock Of The Bay". Plus, the CD features a huge amount of bonus tracks – 11 more numbers from a whole second Muscle Shoals album, but which was never issued – with titles that include "Momma Look Sharp", "Chastity's Song", "It Gets Me Where I Want To Go", "Easy To Be Hard", "I Believe", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "The First Time". CD

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✨✧ Don Cherry & FriendsBaden Baden Free Jazz Meeting – December 1967 ... LP
Alternative Fox (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99
Four slices of genius from this important German jazz festival of the 60s – one of the leading showcases for the best in avant garde and experimental music! The sounds here are as stunning as the lineup – maybe even more so, as there's some nicely-unfamiliar, surprisingly collaborative passages going on – all of which really illuminate the studio music by these groundbreaking artists! The set begins with "Andalusian Proverb" – a beautiful showcase for the dynamic vocals of Jeanne Lee, as she sings with Gunter Hampel on vibes, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, and Pierre Courbois on drums. "Cubis" features a sublime trio with Marion Brown on alto, Peter Kowald on bass, and John Stevens on drums – and that rhythm duo also supports "Jepa", which features Mangelsdorff on trombone and Evan Parker on soprano sax – and "Relationship", which also features Parker – as well as Don Cherry on trumpet and Buschi Niebergall on second bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chocolate WatchbandMelts In Your Brain Not On Your Wrist – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 22.99
Throw away all of your other 60s psychedelic albums – because with this massive 2CD set, you'll hardly need them! The Chocolate Watchband were one of the key groups of the California scene of the 60s – a hard-rocking outfit that emerged in the garagey psyche years, and worked in the same south bay scene as Count Five and Syndicate Of Sound. Yet unlike either of those bands, Chocolate Watchband never scored as big on the charts – and also had a harder, rougher, edgier sound that showed what a young group could really do when given the space. There's a Stones-like sense of power here – especially on the rougher, blusier numbers – but also a Love-like sense of tightness and desire to hone the power of the guitar into a key force for the youth of the 60s. And although the group's discography has been slightly mysterious for years, this 2CD set more than corrects any problems – by offering up the full scope of the group's work – including singles on the Uptown and Hanna Barbera labels, material from their Tower LPs, later unissued cuts – and full notes on everything, including those studio sessions that didn't always feature all the members of the group. 43 tracks in all – with amazing notes, photos, and details on the music! CD

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Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $6.99
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic cover art on the front! The album's a crowning achievement for pianist Sonny Clark – a player who'd already brought greatness to the world before the record, but really knocks it out of the park during the session – leading a razor sharp lineup that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all coming together with some magic in the studio, crafting a sound that forever put Blue Note on the map! Tracks are long, open-ended, and almost effortlessly soulful – and titles include Clark's classics "Cool Struttin" and "Blue Minor", plus versions of "Sippin At Bells" and "Deep Night". Plus, this CD also adds 2 long bonus cuts – "Lover" and "Royal Flush" – both of which weren't on the original album! CD

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Jimmy CliffGive Thankx ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99
Jimmy Cliff at the height of his 70s powers – in a mode that really moves past straight reggae, but without losing his roots at all – almost a more universal sense of soul that really fits the rising star power of Jimmy! The vibe here is different than some of the more righteous artists rising in the reggae spotlight at the time – still with political currents, but equally personal too – as Cliff sings with the voice of one man negotiating the challenges of life, and coming out wiser in the process. Ernest Ranglin handles lead guitar on the set – with plenty of other great studio Kingston musicians – and tiles include "Meeting In Afrika", "You Left Me Standing By The Door", "Stand Up & Fight Back", "Bongo Man", "Universal Love", "Love I Need", "Wanted Man", and "Lonely Streets". CD

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John ColtraneColtrane Live At Birdland ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Soaring and soulful work from the legendary John Coltrane – a tremendous live set that's one of his best early 60s albums! The groove is open and free – filled with pulsating modal rhythms, and handled with a slightly more relaxed feeling than some of Trane's studio work from the same time. The quartet features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and Coltrane himself plays both tenor and soprano sax, the latter with an especially beautiful sound. The set kicks off with a beautifully firey reading of "Afro-Blue" – one that really opens up, and remakes the tune into one of Coltrane's most legendary recordings – and other titles include a classic reading of "Alabama", plus the titles "Your Lady" and "The Promise". CD
(2008 Verve/Universal pressing.)
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John ColtraneColtrane Live At Birdland ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $5.99
Soaring and soulful work from the legendary John Coltrane – a tremendous live set that's one of his best early 60s albums! The groove is open and free – filled with pulsating modal rhythms, and handled with a slightly more relaxed feeling than some of Trane's studio work from the same time. The quartet features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and Coltrane himself plays both tenor and soprano sax, the latter with an especially beautiful sound. The set kicks off with a beautifully firey reading of "Afro-Blue" – one that really opens up, and remakes the tune into one of Coltrane's most legendary recordings – and other titles include a classic reading of "Alabama", plus the titles "Your Lady" and "The Promise". CD features a bonus track "Vilia". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed!)
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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane/Ray Draper Quintet (aka Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Excellent stuff – and one of the few rare early jazz sides to feature tuba player Ray Draper! Draper later went onto do a heck of a lot of studio and soul work, but at this early point in his career, he was a striking modernist, recording with Coltrane and Jackie McLean, in a mindblowing manner that should have left a larger impression on jazz. Despite the heaviness of Draper's instrument, his tone is fantastic – kind of a bassy one, with a rolling approach that really takes care of the bottom groove without any of the hoke you might expect. The album's a quintet session, with Coltrane on tenor, plus Gil Coggins on piano, Spanky De Brest on bass, and Larry Ritchie on drums. Includes the sublime soul number "Filide", plus "Two Sons", "Paul's Pal", and "Clifford's Kappa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover is slightly wavy at the back panel.)

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John ColtraneLove Supreme – Live In Seattle ... CD
Impulse, 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic addition to the John Coltrane catalog, and a set that's wonderful for so many different reasons it's hard to fit them all in one short passage! As the title implies, the album features a rare live performance of "Love Supreme" – done in 1965, when the work was new both to the world, and the classic Coltrane quartet with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Yet the version here is also very different than the album reading – looser, with more "interlude" passages – at a level that already has the group drinking in the spirit of the tune, and finding a way to rise with a new spiritual majesty! Another key part of the recording is the presence of Pharoah Sanders on tenor – making a very early appearance with the group – amidst a septet lineup that also features a very young Carlos Ward on alto, and Donald Rafael Garrett on bass – players who expand the lineup in ways that show some of Coltrane's growing experiments past the quartet structure. The whole thing was recorded at the Penthouse Club in Seattle – a place that's given us some other fantastic "lost" recordings from the 60s in recent years – and the record is essential listening, even if you own the studio Love Supreme record, or any other Coltrane records at all. CD

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John ColtraneOm ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $6.99
A pure statement of being and essence – and one of John Coltrane's spiritual masterpieces from the 60s! The 1965 recording was one of Trane's most adventurous so far – as it featured just one album-length track, building up out of relatively free expressions from Coltrane in the studio – initially in the spirit of Love Supreme, but much sharper-edged and unbridled overall – as if the meditative spirit of the previous recording had unlocked a sense of freedom that refused to be tied down to simple structures! The group is great – and features Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Donald Garrett on bass clarinet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus a bit of flute and percussion from Joe Brazil. The playing is much freer than on other albums of the time, but also has some introspective spiritual moments – clearly inspired by the Love Supreme recording, but taken a shade outside as well! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dadawah (Ras Michael)Peace & Love ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.99
One of the most righteous albums to come out of the Kingston scene in the early 70s – a set that's driven by the new spirit of the Rastafarian generation, but which also pushes the music much more than some of the commercial efforts of the time! The style of the music here is almost to mainstream reggae what spiritual jazz was to 70s funk – richer, deeper, more thoughtful, driven by message, and carried forth through instrumentation and production – a heady brew cooked up by Lloyd Charmers in the studio, with work from Willie London on guitar, Lloyd Parks on bass, and Charmers himself on organ, piano, and lots of earthy percussion. Of course, the vocals of Ras Michael are the real driving forces of the record – again very different than any mainstream singers, as he stretches out on these long, hypnotic tracks that include "Run Come Rally", "Seventy Two Nations", "Zion Land", and "Know How You Stand". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lennie Dale with Bossa TresUm Show De Bossa ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... $14.99
A live bit of bossa vocals from Lennie Dale – recording here with some cooking accompaniment from the Bossa Tres trio! The format is very spontaneous and relaxed – similar to an American live jazz vocal date of the time, but with a bossa groove instead – one that's a perfectly showcase for Dale's lively vocals and strong sense of showmanship – singing here in both English and Portuguese! Luis Carlos Vinhas' piano playing sparkles throughout, and although recorded in a club, the set has all the crystal clarity you'd expect from the Elenco studio sides of the time. Many tunes are done in pot-pourri fashion – shifting easily between themes of a few different tunes – and titles include "No Dollar Bills", "Day In Day Out", "Old Devil Moon", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", "Improvisacao Bossa Tres", "Bim Bom", and "Samba Do Aviao". CD
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Karen Dalton1966 ... CD
Delmore, 1966. Used ... $9.99 11.99
The third in a series of unearthed archival release of treasures by 60s folk singer, guitarist and banjo player Karen Dalton from Delmore Recordings – and it's also the third completely beautiful and revelatory Karen Dalton release from Delmore Recordings! For years, Dalton was best known by her peers in the early 60s folk community, particularly the Greenwich Village scene, where she was beloved by Dylan and other soon-to-be giants. Thanks in no small part to the great stuff brought to light by Delmore and the stellar Light In The Attic reissues, she's finally getting an audience beyond pivotal fellow musicians, which is truly thrilling. 1966 features songs recorded that year in her cabin in Summerville, Colorado – between the Green Rocky Road recordings of a few years earlier and the recordings that would make up her first official album, which wouldn't be released until '69. She's sometimes accompanied by Richard Tucker on guitar and vocal duets. Karen was infamously self-conscious on stage and in the studio, so these informal home recordings find her at her intimate, soulful best. Includes one the best versions of Tim Hardin's "Reason To Believe" we've ever heard, plus "Katie Cruel", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Green Rocky Road", "God Bless The Childen", "Other Side To This Life", "Don't Make Promises", "Mole In The Ground", "Misery Blues", "Little Bit Of Rain" and more. Also includes excellent notes by Ben Edmonds. CD

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Miles DavisComplete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965 (8CD boxset) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1965. Used 8 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid 60s career – music played with a frenetic energy that even blows away the famous studio sessions of the time! The group here is a landmark lineup – young modernists Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, and Tony Williams on drums – all reaching out to really increase their craft, and work through new ideas alongside Miles' trumpet. CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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Miles DavisCookin At The Plugged Nickel ... CD
Columbia, 1965. Used ... $1.99
This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid-60's career, and the record features amazing modernist performances by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams that just about blow away most of the studio recordings they cut at the same time. This set includes long versions of "Walkin", "Miles", "Stella By Starlight", and "If I Were A Bell". CD
(1987 Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)
 
 
 



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