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Sunset Love/Inner SanctumPsychedelic Moods Part 2 – Journey Thru Inner Space With Sunset Love & Inner Sanctum ... CD
Cicadelic, Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
Groovy psychedelia from a pair of groups – Sunset Love, made up of players from Texas and New Mexico – plus Inner Sanctum, made up of actors & musicians of an off Broadway musical! The project was largely conceived and put together by Mark Barkan of The Deep (which recorded the original Psychedelic Moods album) and The Freak Scene – as something of a psychedelic concept album that would journey into the various psyches of the mind. The Sunset Love tracks feature groovy harmonies and chiming guitar and organ psych backdrops. Tracks include "Change", "Tribute To Kay", "Little Children", "Reach Out", "A Man In The Park", "Push", "Green Hippie", "Innocence Dies Young On Our Street" and more. The Inner Sanctum tracks have the feel of a genuine lost psychedelic classic, with a group of Greenwich Village actors and musicians pulling it off perfectly with and with raw edge that feels like it could come unhinged at any point, despite warm, groovy harmonies. Tracks include "The House Of Yesterday", "Id", "Hydro-Pyro", "The Man Who Shot Your Mother", "Purple Floating" and more. CD

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✨✧ Sunset Love/Inner SanctumPsychedelic Moods Part 2 – Journey Thru Inner Space With Sunset Love & Inner Sanctum ... CD
Cicadelic, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy psychedelia from a pair of groups – Sunset Love, made up of players from Texas and New Mexico – plus Inner Sanctum, made up of actors & musicians of an off Broadway musical! The project was largely conceived and put together by Mark Barkan of The Deep (which recorded the original Psychedelic Moods album) and The Freak Scene – as something of a psychedelic concept album that would journey into the various psyches of the mind. The Sunset Love tracks feature groovy harmonies and chiming guitar and organ psych backdrops. Tracks include "Change", "Tribute To Kay", "Little Children", "Reach Out", "A Man In The Park", "Push", "Green Hippie", "Innocence Dies Young On Our Street" and more. The Inner Sanctum tracks have the feel of a genuine lost psychedelic classic, with a group of Greenwich Village actors and musicians pulling it off perfectly with and with raw edge that feels like it could come unhinged at any point, despite warm, groovy harmonies. Tracks include "The House Of Yesterday", "Id", "Hydro-Pyro", "The Man Who Shot Your Mother", "Purple Floating" and more. CD
Also available Psychedelic Moods Part 2 – Journey Thru Inner Space With Sunset Love & Inner Sanctum ... CD 9.99

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Elton BrittBeyond The Sunset ... LP
ABC/Paramount, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and light wear.)

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Red FoleyBeyond The Sunset ... LP
Decca, 1958. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Jane FromanSongs At Sunset ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Isoo FukuiSunrise Sunset ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About October 19, 2020 (delayed)
Mindblowing sounds from Japanese bassist Isoo Fukui – one of a handful of 70s players on that scene who really helped reinvent the sound of his instrument in jazz! Isoo really drives the group here up from the bottom – by playing both bass and cello with these well-inflected notes that are heavy on soul and rhythm, and which often enforce a modal sensibility that's carried out perfectly by the vibes of Kazuhiro Matsuishi and piano of Hideo Ichikawa! A few numbers feature guitar from Shoji Yokouchi, who plays with this chromatic style that really works well with the vibes – and titles include "Lady T", "Happy Walk", "7th Avenue Sunrise", "Early Summer", and "7th Avenue Sunset". CD

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✨✧ Terisa GriffinSunshine (Terry Hunter main club mix, Kenny Dope & Terry Hunter sunset dub, beatz) ... 12-inch
Dopewax, 2006. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Terisa Griffin's one heck of a soulful singer – the kind of vocalist that reminds us a lot of our favorite divas from classic club years, but who sounds especially great here on the Terry Hunter mix! The tune's got a joyous bounce that's totally great – uplifting, positive, and completely fulfilling – one that could easily become a long lasting dancefloor anthem! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely rougher around the edges than both the hits or some of the more electronic sets of the time – and the use of flute really makes things stand out on some tracks, with a warm, organic quality that really keeps things interesting – especially next to more standard keyboards. Titles include "Walking In The Jungle", "Rainbow Children", "Mafeteng", "African Sunset", "Sengiyesaba", "Happy To Be Me", and "Awundiva". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carl LertzmanOphelia/Siberian Sunset ... 7-inch
20th Fox, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, in a 20th Fox sleeve. Label has a mall sticker.)

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Arthur LymanHawaiian Sunset ... LP
Hi Fi, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Life Series pressing.)

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Nu Band (Roy Campbell)Relentlessness – Live at the Sunset ... CD
Marge (France), 2011. Used ... $9.99
Richly creative work from Nu Band – a hip ensemble that features Roy Campbell on trumpets and flute, Mark Whitecage on alto and clarinet, Joe Fonda on bass, and Lou Grassi on drums and percussion! There's a flowing, open feel here that's very much like some of Campbell's best albums recorded under his own name – a strong continuation of the 70s loft jazz spirit – sometimes handled with a loose, open, improvisatory quality – but one that still hangs together with a really coherent sense of soul. Other numbers have a rhythmic intensity that really fits the title – and the live setting makes for some great extended performances, too. Titles include "Camel Caravan", "Seventh Heaven", "Parallel Realities", and "Little Piece". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Yancey BoysSunset Blvd (with bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
The full length debut of the Yancey Boys – Frank Nitt & Illa J – the former of the venerable duo Frank N Dank, the latter J Dilla's rhyme centric younger brother – who come together with the dual purpose of keeping J Dilla's production pedigree alive, and to simply deliver timeless, top notch Detroit hip hop! Production is provided by J Dilla's archive – and a pretty impressive roster of Dilla friends and collaborators take part as guests – include Common, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Dank, Rhettmatic, Eric Roberson, Guilty Simpson, J Roc and others. Titles include "Dilltro" with Dank, "Fisherman" feat Vice, J Rocc & Detroit Serious, "Flowers" with Kweli, Niko Grey & Rhettmatic, "Without Wings", "Beautiful" with Posdnuos, "Quicksand" with Slimkid3 & Niko Gray", "The Throwaway", "This Evening" and more. CD version includes a bonus disc with the complete Dilla instrumentals! CD

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VariousJazz Dispensary – Orange Sunset (180 gram yellow starburst vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 70s. New Copy ... On November 27, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Friday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 27. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMagik Sunset 2 – Presented by Psychemagik ... CD
Leng (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An even cooler set than the first edition of Magik Sunset – as the sound here shifts from funky psych to a range of sound library and soundtrack elements that are pretty darn wonderful throughout! There's still some of the fuzz and freak you might expect, but the sounds come from cool studio combos as well as more conventional groups – often with a focus on the hipper side of the Euro sound library modes of the time, mixed with a few cuts that are ringers, but which fit in perfectly to extend the grooves! As with previous versions of the series, the double-length set features one disc of unmixed material, and one that includes an extended Psychemagik mix – with titles that include "In Search Of Atlantis" by John Keating, "Young Freedom" by Francis Lai, "Special Ero" by Plaisirs Erotique, "Mondgesight" by Ambros Seelos, "King Kong" by The Primates, "Cry Of The Lone Wolf" by The Electric Connection, "Sunset Beach" by Jack Adkins, "Walkin Through The Night" by Tony Sinclair Orchestra, "Open Up" by Frederic Castel, and "Idolo Moresco" by Fabio Fabor. CD

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VariousToo Slow To Disco Neo Presents The Sunset Manifesto ... CD
New Copy ... About December 5, 2020
... CD

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VariousToo Slow To Disco Neo Presents The Sunset Manifesto ... LP
New Copy ... About December 5, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Warren Barker77 Sunset Strip – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A very groovy set of cop show jazz from the classic TV show 77 Sunset Strip – every bit as tasty as some of Henry Mancini's work for similar programs at the time! Warren Barker's got a really playful approach to the tunes on the set – mixing together straight jazz with some nice bachelor pad touches in the arrangements – often giving instruments like piano or trombone a slightly off-kilter feel, thanks to the way they're recorded. Most of the tunes have swinging and jaunty rhythms that groove around in a cool late 50s sort of way – and although there's a few standards thrown into the mix, the overall presentation is fresh enough to make them feel like originals! Titles include "Late At Bailey's Pad", "Cleo's Theme", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Kookie's Caper", "Stu Bailey's Blues", "Caper At The Coffee House", "77 Sunset Strip Cha Cha", and "Blue Night On The Strip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has aging, a name in pen, and center splits on the spine and bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Mitch RyderBeautiful Toulang Sunset ... CD
Line (Germany), 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KabasaAfrican Sunset ... CD
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely rougher around the edges than both the hits or some of the more electronic sets of the time – and the use of flute really makes things stand out on some tracks, with a warm, organic quality that really keeps things interesting – especially next to more standard keyboards. Titles include "Walking In The Jungle", "Rainbow Children", "Mafeteng", "African Sunset", "Sengiyesaba", "Happy To Be Me", and "Awundiva". CD
Also available African Sunset ... LP 24.99
 
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Brian AugerBrian Auger – Introspection (3CD set) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 28.99
Tremendous work from the legendary Brian Auger – a huge collection of work, a good deal of which is previously unreleased – and a package that makes a fantastic addition to his legendary catalog of organ and keyboard grooves! There's not much here in the way of notes – we would have loved some dates and details – but we can definitely say that our Auger-loving ears found plenty to enjoy here, as the music is from Brian's archives, put together by the man himself – and mixes some bigger hits with a lot of lesser-known material – a collection of 35 tracks that moves through all the jazzy, funky, and soulful modes that always made Brian Auger such a standout of his generation. Titles include "Isola Natale", "The Lady's In Love", "Ella", "Pavane", "Sundown", "Second Wind", "Planet Earth Calling", "Sea Of Tranquility", "Butterfly", "Whenever You're Ready", "Somebody Help Me", "I've Gotta Go Now", "Dawn Of Another Day", and "Voices Of Other Times". CD

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Johnny Darrell, George Jones, Willie NelsonCountry Get-Together ... LP
Sunset, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr JohnMojo Of Dr John ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 20.99
A great little collection that definitely gets at the mojo of Dr John – the legendary New Orleans soul singer who really sprang forth in the mainstream at the end of the 60s! Much of this set captures the doctor before that time – early tracks from both New Orleans and LA, all of which echo the vibe of his later productions, but with a style that's maybe more stripped-down and a bit less psychedelic – although there's still a few great trippy touches along the way! CD1 features material recorded both as Dr John, and under his real name of Mac Rebenack – and CD2 features more early rarities, plus some live material too. 31 tracks in all – with titles that include "Feedbag", "Sahara", "Good Times", "The Ear Is On Strike", "Go Ahead On", "Doghouse Blues", "Got Lonesome-itis", "You Said It", "Make Your Own", "Somebody Tryin To Hoodoo Me", "I Pulled The Cover Off You Two Lovers", "Don't Want No Monkey In My Business", and "Bring Your Own Along". CD

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✨✧ Jerry FieldingHogan's Heroes – Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Ivan Dixon, & Larrry Hovis Sing The Best OF World War II ... LP
Sunset, Late 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole. Cover is lightly bent at the top left corner.)

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FleetwoodsIn A Mellow Mood ... LP
Sunset, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staple holes.)

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Jan & DeanJan & Dean ... LP
Sunset, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, with splits in the spine and a cutout hole. Label on the A side is half unglued.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsEssential Gladys Knight & The Pips 1961 to 1965 ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99 21.99
If you only know Gladys Knight from her Motown classics, or her big hits of the early 70s, you'll find a huge amount to discover here – because right from the start, the lady and her group were really something special! The idea of a male/female vocal group was a bit unique in the early 60s – not completely uncommon, but never handled with the perfection of Gladys Knight & The Pips – as the mixture of Knight's richly soulful lead and the harmonies of the trio of male singers was incredible – captured very strongly by Harlem producer Bobby Robinson, with singles that appeared on his own Fire/Fury label, and Vee Jay as well! There have been other sets that bring together work from this time, but this might be the most complete we've ever seen – 40 tracks in all, with a few alternates, and a few solo tracks by The Pips as well – titles that include "Operator", "Come See About Me", "Go Away Stay Away", "Who Knows", "Walking In Circles", "Jungle Love", "Linda", "Darling", "One More Lonely Night", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Room In Your Heart", "It Hurts So Bad", "Letter Full Of Tears", "The Devil In Me", "Daybreak", "Lovers Always Forgive", and "How Do You Say Goodbye". CD

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Julie LondonGone With The Wind ... LP
Sunset, 1968. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Julie LondonJulie London ... LP
Sunset, Late 50s. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is cracked halfway at the opening. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Mississippi Fred McDowellShake 'Em Down – Live In New York City ... CD
Sunset Blvd, 1971. Used 2CD ... $11.99
... CD

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Sandy NelsonWalkin' Beat! ... LP
Sunset, 1969. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Professor LonghairBach Of Rock ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 26.99
Mighty nice work from the great Professor Longhair – live material recorded in the late 70s, presented here without much in the way of notes – but with a musical quality that more than makes up for that lack of information! The Professor was a key figure in the New Orleans music scene from the postwar years onward – a pianist and singer whose sound really helped pave the way for a new generation of Crescent City soul – and even here, in the late 70s, there's a very timeless, formative sound to his style – a raw groove that really gets to the essence of the sound of Nola, with tight work on piano, and plenty of the Professor's raspy, often witty vocals! Titles include "Bald Head", "Boyd's Bounce", "Big Chief", "Mardi Gras In New Orleans", "Tell Me Pretty Baby", "Mess Around", "I'm Movin On", "Junko Partner", "Her Mind Is Gone", "Rum & Coca Cola", "She Walked Right In", and "Stompin With Fess". CD

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13th Floor ElevatorsYou & I & Me ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Mid 60s/1976. New Copy 2CDs ... $20.99 22.99
A huge batch of rare material from one of the freakiest, fuzziest groups of the 60s – all pulled from the archives of Roy Ames, and recorded in Houston and San Francisco in 1966 and 1967 – and mixed here with some equally wild Roky Erikson solo material from 1976! There's not much in the way of detailed notes, but if you love the Elevators as much as we do, you'll love the overall sound – as the whole thing's got a rawness that really shows off that special edge of the group and some of their key Texas psych contemporaries – served up here on tunes that include "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Before You Accuse Me", "Levitation", "Monkey Island", "Reverberation", "Tried To Hide", "The Word", "You Really Got Me", "I'm Gonna Love You Too", "Fire Engine", "She Lives In A Time Of Her Own", and "Kingdom Of Heaven" – plus some radio material too! The Roky Erikson tracks are even more raw, and even include some Dylan and Donovan covers – with titles that include "Catch The Wind", "Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll", "I'll Sing For You", "Don't Sing For Me Lucifer", "Lay Down Your Weary Tune", and "Baby Let Me Follow You Down". CD

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✨✧ Fats DominoFats Domino! ... LP
Sunset, 1960s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate ring and edge wear – mostly on the back.)

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✨✧ Elmore JamesHits & Rarities ... LP
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monstrous work from the legendary Elmore James – one of the kings of the electric slide guitar, and a musician who left our planet all too soon! The title is maybe a bit misleading, as James never had the massive hits of some of his contemporaries – but side one does feature some of his gems for the Fire/Enjoy label – classic cuts done for producer Bobby Robinson, with titles that include "The Sky Is Crying", "It Hurts Me Too", "Something Inside Me", "Look On Yonder Wall", "Stranger Blues", "Shake Your Moneymaker", and the "Chicago cut" mono take of "Dust My Broom". Side two features all rarities – presented, unfortunately, without much in the way of session details – in a track list that includes "My Kind Of Woman", "Strange Angel", "So Unkind", "Person To Person", "One Way Out", and "I Gotta Go Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Canned HeatCollage ... LP
Sunset, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineSoul Of Stanley Turrentine ... LP
Sunset, Early/Mid 70s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods70s Classic Hits ... CD
Sunset Blvd, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
As you can guess by their image on the cover, Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods were hardly the stuff of cutting-edge rock in the 70s – but they certainly made for some great pop classics during the glory days of AM Radio! The cover photo is old, but this set is actually new – a reformed version of the group, working in a surprisingly faithful studio setting – to recapture the pristine pop glory of their hits, and some other classics from the 70s! In fact, if we hadn't dipped into the notes, we'd be tempted to say that all the work here is vintage – which is our tip of the hat to the production team behind the record – who really do a great job with tunes that include "Billy Don't Be A Hero", "Sad Eyes", "Who Do You Think You Are", "Sky High", "Hooked On A Feeling", "Wildflower", "Hello It's Me", and "Saturday Night". CD
 
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Johnny Almond Music MachineHollywood Blues ... LP
Deram, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An excellent album of funky jazz – arranged and conducted by British organ and sax player Johnny Arnold – but also featuring some incredible work from an assortment of west coast soul jazz players that include Charles Kynard, Curtis Amy, Hadley Caliman, and Vi Redd! As the title kind of implies, the groove's in a swinging soundtrack sort of mode – almost a Lalo Schifrin 60s style, and one that blends together the organ lines with some totally sweet work on vibes, flute, and tenor sax. There's a wonderful Verve-like feel going down here – although in some way, the album's even hipper than anything on Verve from the time! Titles include "Agadir Sunset", "It's The Water", "Hot Rod", "Slipping Easy", and "Funkville U.S.A.". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small center split in the spine.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBoss Tenor ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" style of rhythm that was used strongly at the start of the 60s – with Ray Barretto on percussion, alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The style is nice and echoey – a mode that works well not only here, but on most of the 22 other albums that Ammons went onto record during the next 2 years! Titles include "Close Your Eyes", "Canadian Sunset", "Hittin' The Jug", "Confirmation", and "Blue Ammons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & black label NJ pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, AB etch. Cover has light wear with some splitting.)

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Average White BandOn The Strip (aka Shine) (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arista/Demon (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
An unusual collection of work from Average White Band – the sessions that went into their Shine album, but presented here with the full list of tracks from the recordings – all done at Sunset Sound in LA! The whole thing is great later grooves from Average White Band – a real gem from the point when the group was settling nicely into a mellow soul vein! By this point, the combo wisely realized that they couldn't keep things going forever as a funky group – so they laid back and fell into their second strongest suit – the kind of mellow stepping rhythms that sparkled nicely between the bigger cuts on earlier records, produced to perfection here with a shimmeringly soulful feel! The album's got a mature feel, and the lyrics are often understated and well-balanced – no easy crossover soul or adult contemporary cliches – just the kind of warmth the band was always known best for. 2LP pressing features the entire sessions from the album – and titles include "Into The Night", "Catch Me", "For You For Love", "If Love Only Lasts For One Night", "Miss Sun", "Let's Go Round Again", "Whatcha Gonna Do For Me", "Wasn't I Your Friend", "Love Gives Love Takes Away", "Growing Pains", and "Shine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny BarronLandscape ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... About September 23, 2020 (delayed)
A beautiful overseas album from Kenny Barron – recorded in a warm and mellow trio format, with bass by Cecil McBee and drums from Al Foster. There's a gentleness to the set that's extremely compelling – a style of spacious introspection that Barron first exhibited during his Muse years – and which by this point is one of the strongest suits of his playing. Kenny somehow manages to make a record like this never seem sleepy or boring – and uses the spare space in a gradual exploration of self, a style that has each tune opening up like a tiny little flower. Titles include "Kojo No Tsuki", "Ringo Oiwake", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Sunset", and "Calypso". CD

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Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani TiabateMali Music ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
That Damon Albarn's a busy guy! When he's not busy being a rock star or mock rock star, he's off on holiday in some exotic locale – but making another record at the same time, like this one, recorded in Mali. We have to admit, though we were predisposed towards the bare field recordings – featuring Malians singing and playing guitar and kora – which sound great, the more produced numbers are suprisingly wonderful too, and though the record's all over the map, it still plays like a beautiful journey from start to finish. As you may already know, music from Mali steers it's own course, quite different from most of the other Afrobeat and funky African grooves you'll find elsewhere on our page, with a light springy quality and unhurried openness. 16 tracks in all, including "Le Relax", "Makelekele", "Tennessee Hotel", "Kela Village" and "Sunset Coming On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bonniwell Music MachineBonniwell Music Machine (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
An amazing second chapter for The Music Machine – working here with the last name of leader Sean Bonniwell in their name – in a groove that's even weirder and wilder than before! The group take on an odd new sound here – still the heady brew of fuzz and Hammond on their original garagey recordings from LA – but with a mode that also really lets Bonniwell's offbeat character come to the forefront – both in the odd lyrics, and his stark presentation in the lead – a Sunset Strip sense of personality that's almost up there with Kim Fowley at times! The record's definitely one of the weirder, more edgey sides cut for Warner Brothers in the mid 60s – and titles include "Astrologically Incompatible", "Double Yellow Line", "The Trap", "Soul Love", "Bottom Of The Soul", "Me Myself & I", and "The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on olive green vinyl!)

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Earl BosticBy Popular Demand ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Hmmm . . The cover's got crowds of people flocking to (or from?) a giant alto sax – but we're still not convinced that the album contains tracks that Earl finally succumbed to recording after exceissive popular demand. Still, we love that tone – as always – and it's a pleasure to hear it here, even on chestnuts like "Ebb Tide", "Avalon", "Temptation", "Body & Soul", and "Third Man Theme". Also includes "The Key", "Anvil Chorus", and "Velvet Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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Elton BrittBest Of Britt – Elton Britt's Biggest Hits ... LP
RCA, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Great work from Elton Britt, one of the first big country stars on RCA – with titles that include "Candy Kisses", "Beyond The Sunset", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain", "Mockin Bird Hill", "Detour", and his classic wartime tune, "There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(German 80s pressing.)

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Gary BurtonAlone At Last ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. Used ... $14.99
A mixed bag of tracks from Gary – but a really nice record overall, one that has him stretching out in the Atlantic years! 3 of the album's tracks were recorded live in Montreux, the others were recorded back in New York – and Gary plays a variety of instruments in addition to vibes, including electric piano, organ, and piano. Tracks are a mixture of modern and hippy, and titles include "Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place", "The Sunset Bell", "Hullo Bolinas", "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan", and "Chega De Saudade". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Gary BurtonGary Burton Quartet In Concert ... LP
RCA, 1968. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Groundbreaking work on vibes by Gary Burton – recorded in a setting that's live and open, yet quite groovy too! There's a rhythmic freeness that marks the set from the very first note – lessons learned from the generation of Ornette, yet taken in new direction – and definitely into new colors and tones – thanks to Burton's amazingly chromatic vibes, and the vivid guitar of Larry Coryell – not to mention the unusual rhythms from Steve Swallow on bass and Bob Moses on drums. These youthful players push the envelope even more than on some of Burton's other RCA albums of the time – going for a groove that's much more open and abstract, and which puts Coryell's guitar in a role that's as important as Burton's vibes in the set. Titles include "Wrong Is Right", "Walter L", "Lines", "The Sunset Bell", and "Blue Comedy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small corner cut, some edge wear, and yellowing from age on back.)

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Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove, including the RCA inner sleeve.)

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John CarterNight Fire ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A lovely little record from John Carter – and a record with an even more sensitive feel than some of his other work of the time! The group's a quintet – with longtime associate Bobby Bradford on trumpet – yet the sound is in a much more different space than some of the other Carter/Bradford collaborations, much more clearly John's thing – given the way the tunes unfold. Reeds really get their space here – not just Carter's clarinet, but also the flute of James Newton, which seems to have more bite than usual – and in addition to Bradford's trumpet, other group members include Roberto Miranda on bass and William Jeffrey on percussion. Carter composed all tunes, and titles include "Buckin", "Night Fire", "Juba Stomp", "Morning Bell", and "Sweet Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordTandem – Vols 1 & 2 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1979/1982. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
Previously unreleased material from the duo of Bobby Bradford and John Carter – two players who created ferocious energy together in their famous LA quartet of the late 60s and early 70s, but who here get at a completely different sound of their talents! In a way, the record really represents the growth that Carter had as a musician by this time – his wonderfully lyrical, evocative work on clarinet – which carries some echoes of Jimmy Giuffre's freeness on the instrument, but a more deeply personal quality as well – quite earthy and organic at times, with these really beautiful tones! Bradford's cornet really seems to follow suit strongly – beautifully blown, but at a level that's more intimate than we've heard from Bobby before – really wonderful phrasing that's free, but still always quite tuneful too. The set features a few tracks with solo clarinet, and one solo cornet – and this special 2CD package is an improved version of the previous releases of the music, with even better sound than before. Titles include "Tandem", "Petals", "Angles", "Circle", "Sweet Sunset", "Swiss Account", "And She Speaks", "Les Masses Jigaboo", "She", and "Echoes From Rudolph's". CD

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Tommy Chase QuartetHard! ... CD
BGP (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A well-titled album from drummer Tommy Chase – and an overlooked bit of hardbop from the 80s scene in the UK! Although recorded just a few years before the Acid Jazz boom in London, the record's got a much more old school feel overall – one that recalls the sound of Blue Note or Prestige at the end of the 50s – with Chase kicking it hard in a quartet that features piano from Nick Weldon, bass from Andrew Cleyndert, and some great work on tenor and alto sax from Alan Barnes – who really gets plenty of space to shine in the spotlight. The feel's a bit like some of Johnny Griffin's earliest albums – with the sax really driving the rest of the quartet – and titles include versions of Duke Jordan's "No Problem", Gigi Gryce's "Minorty", Sonny Criss' "Blue Sunset", and Tadd Dameron's "Ladybird". CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard slipcase – replicating the old LP sleeve!)

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DhaimaLove Lives Forever ... LP
Numero, 1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
A unique mix of 80s era digital reggae and electro soul from Miami singer Dhaima – definitely one of the cooler, more uncategorizable Numero discoveries in their post-1970s oeuvre! Love Lasts Forever has 5 long-ish jams that kicks off with "Reggae On Sunset" – starting strong with a slow rolling reggae rhythm and a laidback soulful lead vocal by Dhaima that's steeped in raw 80s atmosphere all the way down to the vocoder – followed by a similar style jam, this time with a nice bit of horn, on "Don't Feel No Way" – but the vibe changes up a bit on the almost ballad-y "Surrender" and the charmingly raw "Loving You Is My Thing" before coming full circle with the digital era sounding, rootsy influenced groover "Sweat Til your Body's Wet". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny DorhamWhistle Stop (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $11.99
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever from trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a set that has him really stretching out as a musician – not just showing off that impeccable sense of tone that marked his important records of the 50s, but also coming up with new ways of phrasing, and a sometimes-unique approach to rhythm as well! The set's about as all-star as you can get for a Blue Note date of the time – and that's really saying a lot – with the mighty Hank Mobley on tenor, whose work here is as important as Dorham's – and the rock-solid rhythm trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – who perfectly echo Kenny's new sense of changes in his music. Titles include the great "Sunrise In Mexico" – a very unique tune – plus "Buffalo", "Sunset", "Windmill", "Philly Twist", and "Dorham's Epitaph". CD
(Out of print.)

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Brian EnoMusic For Films ... LP
EG/Astralwerks, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.99
A compilation LP of sorts – though at the time of its release most of this material had not been heard in this form! The album's more or less part of the "Ambient" series Eno had started that year with Music For Airports – and it's presented with similarly simple, elegant packaging – a cool divergence from the more striking Eno of a few years before. The set is made up of various bits, record either exclusively for film use, or that in one way or another found their way into films – and contains mostly short tunes, some thematic, others purely sonic wallpaper, but always compelling! 18 tracks, including "M386", "Aragon", "Two Rapid Formations", "Slow Water", "Sparrowfall", "Evenings In Dense Fog", "A Measured Room", "Strange Light", and "Final Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy FlanaganThelonica ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ... $13.99
There's a definite Monkish bent to this one, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but Tommy Flanagan doesn't simply copy Monk's compositions, but also throws in a few great touches of his own! The session's got a depth and complexity that goes beyond other standard tributes to Thelonious Monk – partly due to Tommy's lyrical approach to the keys, which warms some of the tunes nicely, and shades in colors that Monk never seemed to touch. Trio members here include George Mraz on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Thelonica", "Off Minor", "Ugly Beauty", "Reflections", "Thelonius", and "North Of The Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Mindblowing organ work from the mighty Kim Fowley – a rare instrumental set that has Kim carving out amazing sounds on the organ that really match is vocal force on other records of the time! The set's a bit more soulful than usual for Fowley – a record that almost pushes a soul instrumental sound more strongly than Kim's usual Sunset Strip sleaze – although there is a nice fuzzy undercurrent to the record at times too! The set burns like some lost Tower Records soundtrack – and titles include "Born To Be Wild", "Soul Limbo", "Space Odyssey", "I Can't Stop Dancing", "Savage In The Sun", "Fresno 1963", and "Pictures of Matchstick Men". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl plays with a short click on "Fresno".)

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Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A beautiful little project, and one that's better even than you'd guess from the outset – as the work is put together by percussionist Adam Randolph, and may well be one of the best things he's ever given us! Randolph composed the songs on the set, but they're performed with a very improvisational spirit by a larger ensemble of musicians – working in modes that echo the ragas promised in the title, but often with a freer, more spiritual style too – one that makes heavy use of the percussion in the large lineup! The players are far too many to name – but the set does feature work from Harris Einsenstadt on bata, Hamid Drake on drums, Graham Haynes on cornet, Afram Fever on tenor, and Jay Gandhi on bansuri – really just the tip of the instrumental iceberg, given how many musicians are involved. Titles include "Gone To Earth", "Sunset Lake", "Glare Of The Tiger", "Ecliptic", "Rotations", "Shanta", "Wandering Star", "Ascent To Now", "Lamentations", "Syntactic Journey", and "Turiya". CD

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Chico HamiltonMan From Two Worlds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
A pivotal album for Chico – one that has him working with his hip group that included Charles Lloyd and Gabor Szabo, both of whom take Chico into a modal mode that would completely transform his sound! Lloyd's the center star on the album's version of his own "Forest Flower" – done here in "sunrise" and "sunset" passages – but it's really Chico's increasingly offbeat sense of rhythm that allows Lloyd and Szabo to develop their intense solos and searching grooves. Other titles include "Mallet Dance", "Love Song To A Baby", "Man From Two Worlds", and "Child's Play". Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including "Transfusion", "Passin Thru", "Lady Gabor", and "Lonesome Child". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Don HenleyBuilding The Perfect Beast ... CD
Geffen, 1984. Used ... $2.99
Includes the classic hit "The Boys Of Summer" – along with "Man With A Mission", "Sunset Grill", "All She Wants To Do Is Dance", "Land Of The Living", and more! CD
Also available Building The Perfect Beast (Original Master Recording gold CD) ... CD 28.99

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Don HenleyBuilding The Perfect Beast (Original Master Recording gold CD) ... CD
Geffen/Mobile Fidelity, 1984. Used ... $28.99
Includes "The Boys Of Summer", "Man With A Mission", "Sunset Grill", "All She Wants To Do Is Dance", "A Month Of Sundays" and "Land Of The Living". CD
(Out of print gold CD from Mobile Fidelity!)
Also available Building The Perfect Beast ... CD 2.99

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Humble PieRock On ... CD
A&M, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
A classic from the early years of Peter Frampton! Titles include "Shine On", "Sour Grain", "79th & Sunset", "Stone Cold Fever", "Rolling Stone", and "Big George". CD

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Shin Joong Hyun & OthersBeautiful Rivers And Mountains – The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958 to 1974 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LPs ... $26.99
An amazing, career-spanning compilation of pioneering psych and earlier material, mixed with more traditional elements of Korean music by Shin Joong Hyun – including his own numbers, great songs with his combos over the years and tunes he wrote for others to sing – from the late 50s to the early 70s! The stylistic breadth is pretty wide, but what's so impressive is that he's not merely traipsing through genres to stay current – he's a real master, and the consistently great quality throughout is a real thing to behold. It's passionate and soulful as all get out, whether it's a spare bit of rock or folk, raw and rumbling psych folk or garage-y stormers. One of the best global psych comps we've seen in a while! Includes "Moon Watching", "J Blues '72" and "I've Got Nothing To Say" (credited to Shin Joong Hyun), "Please Don't Bother Me Anymore" by Golden Grapes, "The Sun" by Kim Jung Mi, "Tomorrow" by lee Jung Hwa, "Spring Rain" by Park In Soo, "Sunset" by Jang Hyun, "Why That Person" by Bunny Girls, "Beautiful Rivers And Mountains" by Shin Joong Hyun & The Men and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Inoue Kan/Masato Matsutoya/Hiroshi SatoSeaside Lovers (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Great Tracks (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A lovely little record that really lives up to the sunny, dreamy image on the cover – relaxed tunes that evoke a mellow afternoon by the seaside – but in a mode that's filled with some of the coolest Japanese electro touches of the time! The record is part instrumental, part vocal – almost a blend of the YMO generation with some of the more minimal scene, and maybe just a dose of city pop soulfulness – all of which makes for a record that really lives up to its promise – on titles that include "Sunset Afternoon", "Wind Wave & Wineglass", "Evening Shadows", "Melting Blue", and "Lovers Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi and booklet – on ocean blue vinyl!)

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Stan KentonRetrospective (4CD box) ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
An excellent 4CD retrospective of Stan Kenton's groundbreaking years at Capitol Records – featuring a wonderfully-selected batch of tunes that spans the full scope of Stan's genius! The music ranges from the modern to the swinging – and captures all sides of Kenton's career in a way that nicely links together his many lineups, experiments, and varied album settings. The box also features a well-done booklet on the recordings, and features a whopping number of tunes that include "Art Pepper", "Orange Colored Sky", "Sunset Tower", "El Congo Valiente", "Waltz Of The Prophets", "Passacaglia & Fugue", "Lonely Boy", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", and "King Fish". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: slipcase is included but has heavy wear and is missing 1" strip along top edge, booklet also has some wear.)

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Les DifferentsLes Differents ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Fantastic fuzz from a French Canadian combo of the 60s – one of the coolest garage bands we've ever heard from up north at the time, romping here with a style that's equal parts Sunset Strip and some of the hipper Parisian groups of the time! Lyrics are all in French, and the production has this nice sense of darkness that makes echo out of the organ lines, jangly guitar, and nice touches of fuzz – all flowing together with a style that sounds plenty magic all the way through, even if you can't always understand the lyrics. Some of the guys in the group were still teens at the time of recording, which you can hear in the youthful energy of the songs – and titles include "Je T'Aime", "Abandonne", "La Solitude", "Seul Sur Terre", "Je Ne Veux Plus", "Aimes Proudemment", and "Soyons Differents". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Charles LloydVoice In The Night ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... $8.99
A key album from the later Charles Lloyd years on ECM – from a moment when the saxophonist seemed to be completely reinvigorated, and exploring very different territories than his music of the 60s! Part of the sound has Lloyd hitting a few ECM vibes – hard not to do with a group that features John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but there's also moments that are looser and freer, too – really showing the individuality that's always been such a hallmark of Charles' recordings, and which here is hardly going to cowtow to any sort of stricter style for the label. The tenor work is superb – very sinuous and constantly exploring, but never overindulgent – and titles include "Voice In The Night", "Dorotea's Studio", "Homage", "Pocket Full Of Blues", "Forest Flower Sunrise/Sunset", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". CD
(Slipcase is not included, rear tray card has a crease.)

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Wilbert LongmireWith All My Love ... LP
Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Sweet later work from guitarist Wilbert Longmire – a warm mixture of soul and funky jazz – and easily one of the better records to come from the Tappan Zee label at the time! Production is by Bob James and Jay Chattaway – with an R&B-inflected vibe that's a bit like some of the best late 70s work on Kudo or CTI. Longmire's still got that wonderfully chromatic style on guitar – which works well in this setting – and even though he sings a bit on the record, it's the instrumentals that keep us listening. Titles include "Take Your Time", "Music Speaks Louder Than Words", "Strawberry Sunset", "Hawkeye", and "But I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie MannLive At The Whisky A Go Go ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... $24.99
Herbie Mann kicks Johnny Rivers off the stage of the Whisky A Go Go – and serves up some amazing long tracks that really redefine the sound of jamming on the Sunset Strip! The album's quite unusual for the time – in that it features two long tracks, which each run a side apiece – played by Herbie's hip late 60s group that featured Sonnh Sharrock on guitar and Roy Ayers on vibes – plus Steve Marcus on tenor and Miroslav Vitous on bass! With players like that, you can bet there's a massive sound to the whole thing – one that goes beyond even the boldness of other live Herbie Mann albums – and titles include a long take on Chris Hill's "Ooh Baby", and side two features a great version of Rufus Thomas' classic "Philly Dog". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Les McCannLayers ... LP
Atlantic/Get On Down, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 20.98
This might well be the best album that Les McCann ever cut during the 70s! It's got some killer electric piano riffs, of the sort that are being sampled heavily today by the kids, and which are getting his music to a whole new generation. The tracks have a tight spacey funk sound, and they don't have any of the vocals that (we feel) can often get in the way of some of Les' later works! Loads of great tracks, including "The Harlem Buck Dance Strut" and "Dunbar High School Marching Band", both of which are nice and sexy and funky, and with a cool dope sound to them! Other tracks include "Before I Rest", "Soaring (At Sunset)", and "Sometimes I Cry". LP, Vinyl record album

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Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. Used ... $8.99
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique – even for the ultra-cool Daptone scene – as Menahan Street Band bring in bits of dub, funk, Latin, and Afro-styled sounds to their music – often working with a sense of spareness that seems influenced by 70s Ethiopia, but which comes off with a heavier Wu-inspired sound! There's no vocals at all – just really raw, stark instrumental bits – played on vibes, organ, tenor, flute, piano, trumpet, and some kickass percussion – produced with just the right sort of grit to make all tunes sound great. Titles include "Tired Of Fighting", "Home Again", "Montego Sunset", "The Traitor", "The Contendor", "Birds", "Esma", and "Going The Distance". CD

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – and a session that's got a gritty edge that takes Wes back to his Indianapolis roots! The album's one of the few of the time to feature the unsung Hammond hero Mel Rhyne – a player who worked with Wes at his start, but has only gotten stronger acclaim in recent decades as part of his comeback. Rhyne's a key force in the record – working alongside Montgomery's guitar and the drums of Jimmy Cobb – in a loose, open trio that has Mel participating as strongly in the rhythms as he does in the solo side of the album. Titles include a few Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD includes bonus tracks "Besame Mucho (take 2)" and "Fried Pies (take 1)". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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PachecoPacheco Y Su Charanga – By Popular Demand ... LP
Fania, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of Pacheco's last charanga albums – with an expansion of the sound considerably from the earlier years, moving into territory that sounds even groovier than before! The album's got a great instrumental version of "Sunshine Superman", done in a Latin Soul pachanga mode – plus the tracks "Bilongo", "Mi Carreta", "Suaviloo", and "El Jardinero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing with sunset labels.)

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Oscar PettifordDeep Passion ... CD
ABC (Japan), 1956/1957. Used ... $28.99
A really wonderful little chapter in the rich, and all-too-short career of bassist Oscar Pettiford – larger group recordings done for ABC in the mid 50s! The sessions show Pettiford to be surprisingly great at such a format – leading a group through Gigi Gryce arrangements that have a nice modern jazz take on earlier bop themes of the 50s. Gryce himself plays alto on the session, and other players include Jerome Richardson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Cleveland, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, and Lucky Thompson. The CD seems to include material from both Pettiford sessions for ABC – for a total of 17 tracks that include "Two French Fries", "Perdido", "Speculation", "Sunrise Sunset", "Smoke Signal", "Deep Passion", "Nica's Tempo", "Not So Sleepy", "Little Niles", and "Seabreeze". CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ PopsPops Vol 2 (1967) ... CD
Equipe/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy cats from 60s Brazil – a hip rocking quartet who clearly draw influences both from mod London and the Sunset Strip scene – but who also manage to make things come out in a style that's all their own! Guitar is at the lead on most of these tracks – often played with a twang that's simply wonderful, and captured with echoey production that also does wonders for the group's groovy rhythms and hip Hammond lines. Organ is never too out front, but instead burns in the background to let the guitar really take fire – and titles include "Esqueca", "Day Tripper", "Ciranda Do Le Le Le No 2", "Tchinf", "The More I See You", "Cosy", and "Recordando Carnaval". CD
(Out of print.)

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Proportioned OrchestraOctober Newbe ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
A really unique project from Detroit drummer Leonard King – a group that's based around a style he created with bassist Rodney Whitaker at the end of the 80s – but reformed here with three younger bassists in the combo! The group features three basses and King on drums – and Leonard sings a bit, with a rough-edged style that's got a surprising amount of charm – while the basses bring in both melody and rhythm, bowed and plucked, with a nice sort of variety that often makes us forget there's no other types of instruments in the lineup! Titles include "Zoltan", "Old Mr Bad Luck", "Bumpin On Sunset", "True Bassonification", "Two Bass Hit", "Chasin The Bird", "Urban Carnival", and "Officer Funk". CD

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Quartette Tres BienOur Thing ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Righteous grooviness by this great combo! The record was probably the group's 10th – recorded during a very successful run for Decca, when they were crafting finely groovy albums of soul jazz, in a mode that was similar to the early work by the Young-Holt Trio, but which also had the distinction of added percussion. The album's got some nice covers done in the band's style – like "Sunny", "Sunrise Sunset", "Invitation", and "Alfie" – plus the original tunes "Wish You Were Here" and "I Am That I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey/Feel The Night/Rio ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Sweet fusion from the great Lee Ritenour – three classic albums on two CDs! First up is Captain's Journey – a masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that really gets at the mainstream soul influences that bubble through his jazz work! The set features key vocal appearances from Patti Austin, Tom Baylor, and Bill Champlin – all singers who really know how to respect the instrumental side of a tune, too – which is great, given that the record also features keyboards from Dave Grusin and Patrice Rushen too. Titles include "That's Enough For Me", "Sugarloaf Express", "What Do You Want", "Matchmakers", "Morning Glory", and "The Storm". Feel The Night is a key album from a time when Lee was still very much at the top of his game! Although tight overall, the album's never too commercial to be cloying – and Lee's approach here is a great example of the way that mainstream 70s fusion managed to balance all its best elements nicely – from soulful rhythms on the bottom, to sharp-edged solos on the top, to some of the smoother studio glue that holds the whole thing together in the middle! Ritenour plays a range of different guitars – and other players include Don and Dave Grusin on keyboards, plus keys from David Foster as well – plus saxes from Ernie Watts, piano from Joe Sample, and drums from Steve Gadd. Patti Austin sings a bit on the set, but the album's a mostly-instrumental affair overall – and titles include "Feel The Night", "Market Place", "Wicked Wine", "French Roast", and "Midnight Lady". Rio is smooth jazzy fusion from Lee Ritenour – a classic set that was originally only released in Japan, part of the underground Japanese Fusion movement of the late 70s, famous for groove hounds for that added level of soul that often wasn't showing up in American releases at the time! The album was recorded in both Rio and LA – with work by a mixture of Brazilian and American fusion players, including Chico Batera, Oscar Castro Neves, Alex Acuna, Don Grusin, Dave Grusin, Steve Forman, and Marcus Miller. Includes the smooth funk classic "A Little Bit Of This & A Little Bit Of That", plus the cuts "Simplicidad", "Rainbow", "Rio Funk", "San Juan Sunset", and "Ipanema Sol". CD

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SpidersSpiders Movie Tracks ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $29.99
Mod mod grooves from this ultra-hip Japanese combo of the 60s – a garagey group who burn with real intensity in this selection of obscure soundtrack material! The Spiders may not have reached big fame on this side of the Pacific, but back in the late 60s they were clearly the stuff of cinematic action in Japan – as you'll hear on this great collection of soundtrack rock bits from 1967 and 1968! The 21 track package presents the group in all its fuzzed-up brilliance – a hard-edged blend of Hammond organ, tripped out guitar, and pounding drums – often topped with catchy sing-song lyrics that are still plenty compelling, even if you don't understand Japanese! There's a sound here that's somewhere between early Zombies material and some of the garagier side of the Sunset Strip underground – but plenty of moments are very much of their own mind as well, thanks to inventive production and a very playful approach to the tunes. Titles and notes are all in Japanese, but the music is more than enough to get you started and the CD also features plenty of great images in the booklet. CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt/Bud Powell/JJ Johnson ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1949/1950. Used ... $3.99
Classic bop by Sonny Stitt – material recorded at the end of the 40s, originally issued as singles and 45s, but issued here as a full length set with a great cover image by Don Martin! The record features 2 different groups – one that includes JJ Johnson, John Lewis, and Max Roach; another that features Bud Powell, Curley Russell, and Roach – and in both instances, the players keep a sharp edge and tight focus that allows Stitt's tenor to soar out in those tight lines that made him a key bop figure from the get-go! Really classic stuff – with titles that include "Sunset", "Bud's Blues", "Tea Pot", "Elora", "Afternoon In Paris", and "Blue Mode". CD features 3 bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Donna SummerBad Girls ... CD
Mercury, 1979. Used ... $3.99
A super huge hit for Donna Summer – a disco classic as well as a pop crossover smash! The album was produced by disco powerhouse Giorgio Morodoer, and featured the hits "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "Dim All The Lights". Plus the songs "On My Honor", "Our Love", "Lucky", "There Will Always Be A You", "Sunset People", and lots more! CD
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Also available Bad Girls ... LP 14.99

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Donna SummerBad Girls ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A super huge hit for Donna Summer – a disco classic as well as a pop crossover smash! The album was produced by disco powerhouse Giorgio Moroder, and featured the hits "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and "Dim All The Lights". Plus the songs "On My Honor", "Our Love", "Lucky", "There Will Always Be A You", "Sunset People", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)
Also available Bad Girls ... CD 3.99

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SupremesSupremes Sing Country Western & Pop ... LP
Motown, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
A strange twist for the girls – not really because the material's country, but because the tunes selected are the kind of country tunes that would often be done in kind of a deep soul mode. There's still a sparkling quality on the album – and the girls' approach to the tunes is less Ivory Joe Hunter country soul than it is Brook Benton uptown style. Still, it's quite a different album for the Supremes – and surprisingly nice! Titles include "Funny How Time Slips Away", "My Heart Can't Take it No More", "Tears In Vain", "Sunset", "You Need Me", and "It Makes No Difference Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Taiwanese pressing, in aa slightly different cover.)

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Yukihiro TakahashiSaravah Saravah ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
Japanese singer Yukihiro Takahashi pays tribute to the classier side of European vocals here in this mellow gem from the late 70s – an album that's done with production help from Ryuichi Sakamoto, in an easygoing mode that fits the "city music" style that was the best side of Japanese AOR at the time! The songs include some great originals by Takahashi, which mix jazzy keyboards with a warmer sense of arrangement – and there's also a great original by Sakamoto titled "Elastic Dummy", which is almost worth the price of admission itself – as the cut's a clubby groover with keyboards and scatting vocals – really more of an instrumental overall, and mighty nice! Other titles include "Volare", "Saravah", "Mood Indigo", "C'ESt Si Bon", "Sunset", and "Back Street Midnight Queen". CD

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Three SunsOn A Magic Carpet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A real standout in the catalog of The Three Suns – one of those records that shines even more than their dozens of other albums, thanks to a tightly syncopated groove! As with other sides by the trio, the music here is from a blend of organ, accordion, and guitar – plus well-chosen other instruments used sparingly – but there's also a bit of a bottom groove to the record too, supplied by loosely used electric basslines that sort of buoy up the Suns' sound, and push them away from outdated modes of earlier years. The approach is evocative and often grooving in a "Baby Elephant Walk" sort of way – and titles here include "Fleur De Paree", "Moritat", "High Noon", "Terry Theme", "Canadian Sunset", "Ruby", and "Meet Mr Callaghan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Armando TrovajoliMagic Moments At La Capannina ... LP
RCA (Italy), 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Magic Moments indeed – a beautiful pre-soundtrack jazz session from Italian pianist Armando Trovajoli, done with a style that's really incredible! The backings have lush strings, bits of harpsichord, and some slight vocals from Miranda Martino – all blended together beautifully, then used as a backdrop for Trovajoli's well-struck notes on acoustic piano! The mode is slightly similar to American easy albums of the late 50s, but also has many echoes of the film scoring genius to come from Trovajoli – especially in the way conventional instrumentation is layered differently – often with a good sense of isolation of sounds in the studio. The vocals are very subdued in the mix – really more a quiet instrument amidst the strings – and titles include "On The Street Where You Live", "Canadian Sunset", "Close To You", "Lisboa Antiqua", "Diana", "Come Prima", and "Kiss Me Miss Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s Japanese pressing, with obi and insert.)

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Wah Wah WatsonElementary ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A funky fusion classic from guitarist Wah Wah Watson – his only album as a leader, despite countless appearances as a sideman on 70s soul, jazz, and pop sessions! The album's got a really wonderful sort of west coast groove – one that takes bits of spacey fusion, bassy funk, and mellower soul – and wraps them up with a fresh and imaginative approach, not to mention plenty of wah wah work on guitar! Players on the set are a superstar array of the best talents in Watson's field – and include Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock, Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, and The Waters, who sing vocals on a few cuts. The set includes the killer instrumental "Bubbles", one of our favorite mellow grooves ever – plus the tracks "Goo Goo Wah Wah", "My Love For You Comes & Goes", "Good Friends", "Love Ain't Somethin", and "Sunset Boulevard". CD

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Brian Wilson & Van Dyke ParksOrange Crate Art (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1995. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99
One of our favorite moments from the 90s comeback years of Brian Wilson – a really special collaboration with Van Dyke Parks, the unsung LA musical genius who'd helped Wilson make so much great music back in the 60s! The collaboration is great – and both artists really hit a high point they hadn't hit in years – with the kind of special, personal, slightly-fragile songs that Wilson could still do very convincingly at this point in his career – set up by Parks with great instrumentation, and use of harmonized vocals that nicely step in a sideways direction from a more typical Beach Boys approach. Titles include "Orange Crate Art", "My Jeanine", "Movies Is Magic", "This Town Goes Down At Sunset", "Hold Back Time", and "Palm Tree & Moon". 2CD version is overflowing with bonus material – the unissued songs "Rhapsody In Blue", "Love Is Here To Stay", and "What A Wonderful World" – and a full bonus CD of instrumentals from the album! CD

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VariousBay Area Funk 2 – Funk & Soul Essentials From San Francisco, Oakland, & The Bay Area ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
A way way deeper set than the first volume of Bay Area Funk – and a collection that shows that things got pretty heavy on the San Francisco and Oakland scenes of the 70s! A good number of the tracks here are instrumental, and show some wonderful interplay between the trippier sides of funky jazz and the harder sides of soul going on in the Bay Area back in the day – killer music from the fringes that often got lost in the shuffle of all the better-known music coming out on the bigger labels! The work here is all from very tiny labels – expertly selected and all officially cleared by the Luv N Haight team with keen respect for the artists involved – and in a way, the package has set a new high standard for the label! A tremendous discovery, and filled with tracks we'd never heard before – titles that include "Stop Look Listen" by Primevil, "Poor Sad Child (part 1)" by The Windjammers, "Born To Live With Heartache" by Mary Love, "Move In The Room" by Dawn & Sunset, "Ebony" by Project Soul, "Acid Lady" by San Francisco TKOs, "Hip Breakin" by Little Denise Stevenson, "Devil's On The Run" by Uptights Band, "Brute Strength" by Mile Selesia, and "Lenient With My Love" by The Relatives. CD

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VariousChristians Catch Hell – TK Gospel Roots ... LP
Gospel Roots/Honest Jons (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A really really beautiful little compilation – one with a sound that's every bit as powerful as the image on its cover! The music here all comes from the Gospel Roots label of Miami soul powerhouse TK Records – a key force in mainstream soul in the 70s, but also a company who issued some excellent spiritual material at the time! The work here isn't rootsy gospel – and instead reflects all the hip, righteous changes that were coming into the music during the 70s – bits of blacksploitation funk in the rhythms, powerful lead singers upfront, and an impeccable production style that often mixed deep soul vocals with modern soul presentation. This side of the TK legacy has been crucially ignored over the years – but this wonderful package more than corrects that fault – by offering up some of the key tracks from the Gospel Roots label, alongside a lavish booklet that's filled with notes, photos, and record images – all recounting the overdue tale of this great music. Not all artists are southern – there's a number from up north, and even a few from Chicago – and titles include "Tell Me" by The Fantastic Family Aires, "After The Rain" by Pastor TL Barrett, "Will You Save Me" by The Jordan Singers, "Never Say What You Want" by The Phillipians, "Help Me To Carry On" by The Fabulous Luckett Brothers, "I've Got To Make A Change" by Bright Clouds, "Wake Up Everybody" by The O'Neal Twins, "On Jesus Program" by The Original Sunset Travelers, "Blessed Be The Name Of God" by The Brooklyn All Stars, and "Christians Catch Hell" by Reverend Edna Isaac & The Greene Sisters. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFeeling High – The Psychedelic Sound Of Memphis ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An amazing look at the psychedelic scene in late 60s Memphis – music that's really mindblowing for the time, yet which often never got its due – given the stronger mainstream focus on Memphis as a hub for blues and soul! (In other words, had any of these cats hit the Sunset Strip in the late 60s, they would have been huge!) Given that Memphis already had a strong studio scene in place – where some of these musicians worked on other sessions – the recordings here are incredibly advanced – often full of cool production techniques and other little twists and turns – all elements that take already-great fuzzy, freaky, hairy rock and roll – and turn it into something even more incredible by the time it's caught on tape! Most of these names are new to our ears, and the package is definitely a historical treasure trove – as pleasing to our record collectors' sensibilities as the music is to our ears. Sound quality is excellent, and many numbers have not been issued before – titles that include "Eat Me Alive" and "We're In Town" by The Goatdancers, "Crazy Man's Woman" and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Fly" by Greg McCarley, "Blue Music Box" by Changin Tymes, "For Your Love" by the Honey Jug, "Rockin In The Same Old Boat" by Triple X, "Deja Vu" by Judy Bramlett, "Come On Along & Dream" by The Poor Little Rich Kids, "Flying Horse Of Louisiana" by Knowbody Else, "Dancing Girl" by The 1st Century, and "Ticket To Ride" by Mother Roses – plus an advertisement for The Goatdancers too! CD

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittDig Him (aka We'll Be Together Again) ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. Recorded in 1961 during Jug's great year of contract-breaking – and issued later in the 60s by Prestige under a different title. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Gary BurtonArtist's Choice ... CD
Bluebird, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Steve Lacy and Gato Barbieri on saxophone, Carla Bley on piano, Larry Coryell and Jim Hall on guitrar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums. Tracks include "Chega de Saudade", "Norwegian Wood", "Faded Love", "June the 15, 1967", "Sunset Bell", and "Country Roads". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gary BurtonLive In Tokyo ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful live set from Gary Burton – originally issued only in Japan, but a wonderful record that stands strongly with Gary's classic early 70s work for Atlantic and ECM Records! The group's a quartet – and has Gary's vibes alongside warm guitar lines from Sam Brown – a player whose sense of tone and timing really echoes that of Burton – cascading fresh sounds one minute, laying back in waves the next – always hitting the right balance of space and tone to keep things right. Other players include Tony Levin on electric bass and Bill Goodwin on drums – and tracks are nice and long, with that sort of extra-imaginative quality that always seems to happen with American jazzmen working in Japan at this time. Titles include "Ballet", "On The Third Day", "Sunset Bell", "Portsmouth Figurations", and "The Green Mountains". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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✨✧ Khari Cabral & JivaHeaven & Earth ... CD
Atlanta, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from everyone involved – and a great reminder of why we first fell in love with the sound of the Atlanta scene years ago! At a time when so much underground soul only goes digital, or stays underground too deep, it's great to get a record like this from such wonderful artists – fully-formed, masterfully mature, and still very much at the forefront of the sorts of sounds they helped introduce many years back! There's a collaborative warmth here that comes through from the very first moment – not just in the way that Khari Cabral can set up a groove, then step aside to let everyone flow through it – but also in the beautiful vocal interplay from a range of different singers – including Brenda Nicole Moorer, Chanda Leigh, Paige Lackey Martin, and the great Julie Dexter. Righteous, positive, uplifting, and inspirational soul – on titles that include "Heaven & Earth", "Arc Of Horizon", "Mantra 3", "Listen To The People", "Gemineyes", "More To Do", "78 & Sunset", "Next To You Next To Me", and "Samara Smiles". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Carter & Bobby BradfordTandem 2 ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1979/1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Previously unreleased material from the duo of Bobby Bradford and John Carter – two players who created ferocious energy together in their famous LA quartet of the late 60s and early 70s, but who here get at a completely different sound of their talents! In a way, the record really represents the growth that Carter had as a musician by this time – his wonderfully lyrical, evocative work on clarinet – which carries some echoes of Jimmy Giuffre's freeness on the instrument, but a more deeply personal quality as well – quite earthy and organic at times, with these really beautiful tones! Bradford's cornet really seems to follow suit strongly – beautifully blown, but at a level that's more intimate than we've heard from Bobby before – really wonderful phrasing that's free, but still always quite tuneful too. The set features a few tracks with solo clarinet, and one solo cornet – and titles on this second volume include "Woman", "Woodman's Hall Blues", "Sweet Sunset", "Swiss Account", "Les Masses Jigaboo", and "And She Speaks". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissThis Is Criss! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful comeback LP recorded by LA alto genius Sonny Criss in the mid 60s – his first American session after a few years in France, and a few years off the scene back home! Sonny's time away had profound effects on his playing – and on this album, he returns transformed from the straight bop mode of his early days, into a mature sensitive artist in sound – capable of an amazing range of emotion, tone, and style! A number of the tracks in this set are pop tunes or standards – like "Black Coffee", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "When Sunny Gets Blue" – but Criss plays them with a style that transforms them into something completely new, with a lyricism and emotional edge that extends well beyond the original structure of the song. Other tracks include "Steve's Blues", "Greasy", and "Sunrise Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small name in pen and a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Teddy EdwardsInimitable Teddy Edwards ... CD
Xanadu, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s brilliance from tenorist Teddy Edwards – a really overlooked album, and one that marks a great step forward from some of Edwards' better-known material of the 60s! That impeccable tone is still very strongly in place – that Edwards way of blowing smooth, but with a subtle bite, too – and Teddy's also developed this sense of flow that's really special – a difference than the way he played fifteen or twenty years before – with almost a Sonny Criss-like approach that really holds us rapt, even in more subtle moments. The album's beautifully recorded – in that stunning Xanadu label way – and the group's a quartet, with Duke Jordan on piano, Larry Ridley on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums. Edwards is clearly the start of the show, though – and really shines on titles that include "Sunset Eyes", "Imagination", "One By One", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonMan From Two Worlds ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Chico – one that has him working with his hip group that included Charles Lloyd and Gabor Szabo, both of whom take Chico into a modal mode that would completely transform his sound! Lloyd's the center star on the album's version of his own "Forest Flower" – done here in "sunrise" and "sunset" passages – but it's really Chico's increasingly offbeat sense of rhythm that allows Lloyd and Szabo to develop their intense solos and searching grooves. Other titles include "Mallet Dance", "Love Song To A Baby", "Man From Two Worlds", and "Child's Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange and black label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Man From Two Worlds (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Humble PieRock On ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from the early years of Peter Frampton! Titles include "Shine On", "Sour Grain", "79th & Sunset", "Stone Cold Fever", "Rolling Stone", and "Big George". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing in the all grey cover.)

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✨✧ LoveRevisited ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic introduction to the music of Love – put together by Elektra Records after the group's first few monumental albums! Few groups were as great at the start and changed so quickly as Love – and you can hear it all here – from the gritty, garagey Sunset Strip sounds of the start – to the sublime direction they would take on Forever Changes. Titles include "Hey Joe", "My Little Red Book", "Signed DC", "Alone Again Or", "Your Friend & Mine – Neil's Song", "You Set The Scene", "Good Times", "Andmoreagain", "Your Mind & We Belong Together", "She Comes In Colors", "7 & 7 Is", and "Orange Skies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Cover has a cut corner & light surface wear.)
 
 
 



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