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✨✧ Sunset TravelersOn Jesus' Program ... LP
Peacock, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever full length set from this Peacock Records gospel group – with titles that include "Another Day Lost", "You'll Never Know", "Ain't That Good News", "I Made It Over", "Have You Ever Been Touched", and "Looking For A Better Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing! Back cover has some aging, but front looks great.)

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Eddie Cano & Jack CostanzoDancing On The Sunset Strip ... LP
GNP, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
2 of the leading lights of the west coast Latin scene of the early 60s perform live together with Tony Martinez and his orchestra at the Crescendo nightclub. Oddly, despite the fact that the GNP label owned the Crescendo nightclub, the "liveness" of the record feels slightly suspect, and we think that the album's actually a studio album with fake applause and crowd noise dubbed in. Who cares, though? The album's a nice little batch of Latin tracks – with tight bongo work by Costanzo, and long flowing piano lines from Cano – recorded in a manner that has a lot more of a raw edge than some of his other albums at the time. The band also features a vibist who's pretty darn hot (but unnamed), and titles include "Robin's Mambo", "Pharoah's Curse", "Cueros", and "Rhumba Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing, with deep groove. Top cover seam has a small bit of splitting.)

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Etta JonesDon't Go To Strangers/Canadian Sunset ... 7-inch
Prestige/OJC, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(80s OJC pressing.)

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... CD
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
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". CD
Also available African Sunset ... LP 24.99

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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
Also available African Sunset ... CD 16.99

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Henry ManciniSix Hours Past Sunset ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, but filled with complex riffing and sophisticated washes of color and emotion. The larger group features a few horn soloists, but the real focus is on Mancini's piano – which peppers each track with sprinkles of sound, darting in and out of the more complicated arrangements. Titles include "Traces", "Midnight Cowboy", "Two For The Road", "Didn't We", "Six Hours Past Sunset", and "Theme From The Fox". Very similar to Warm Shade Of Ivory – if you dig that one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner and a Mancini postage stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonNightwork – Live At The Sunset ... CD
Marge (France), 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A legendary trio of improvisers comes together on this recent set – a live date that features two long, spontaneous tracks created by Evan Parker on soprano and tenor sax, Barry Guy on bass, and Paul Lytton on drums and percussion! The performance is very spacious – never rushed at all, and coming together with a confidence in each players' ability to find space alongside the other – no surprise, given how many times these guys have worked together in the past – yet still delightful, in that they manage to create a musical moment that's still filled with a great sense of discovery! Titles include "Cupellation" and "Cohobation". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mort SahlMort Sahl At Sunset ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Amazing work from one of the hippest comedians of the postwar years – not only filled with razor-sharp wit about politics and society of the period, but delivered in a long stream, without any "bits" – a real revolution that made Sahl a huge influence on standup for years to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Standells/Choclate Watch Band/Sidewalk SoundsRiot On Sunset Strip ... LP
Tower, 1967. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest of the AIP late 60s rock and roll soundtracks – featuring some killer tracks by The Standells, plus a few more by The Chocolate Watch Band, and other odd psyche rock bands of the time! This one's got a feel that's a lot more real rock and roll than some of the other Tower soundtracks of the time – and the overall intensity of the film is stronger than the usual schlock biker movie. Titles include "Get Away From Here" and "Riot On Sunset Strip" by The Standells, "Don't Need Your Lovin" and "Sitting There Standing" by The Chocolate Watch Band, "The Sunset Theme" and "Make The Music Pretty" by The Sidewalk Sounds, "Children In The Night" by The Mom's Boys, "Sunset Sally" by The Mugwumps, and "Like My Baby" by Drew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Nino RotaSunset Sunrise ... CD
Quartet (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most unusual Nino Rota scores of the 70s – an obscure soundtrack done for a Japanese Nikkatsu film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara, one that really benefits from the sophisticated scoring of Rota! The music is rich and full – Rota at that maturing style that had him moving away from simpler melodies and into more complicated patterns of sound – a depth that we don't normally find for a Nikkatsu soundtrack, even though we like their usual music a fair bit too. There are some surprising currents of melancholy in the music – unusual for a film with two guys on motorcycles – and titles include "Arrivederci Europa", "Sunset Sunrise", "Speranza", "Fiamma Ardente", "Il Ricordo Di Tina", and "L'Alba Di Messied". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ BP Convention Big Band (Bosko Petrovic)Blue Sunset ... LP
Jugoton (Yugoslavia), 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A later date from vibist Bosko Petrovic – but a set that still follows strongly with his best projects from the early years, including his work with the Zagreb Jazz Quartet! This album's a wicked MPS-styled big band session, with a strong undercurrent of funk and soul – complicated colors from the larger group that swirl around wonderfully, as they resolve themselves into a groove – and players who include Clark Terry & Art Farmer on trumpets, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, Ernie Wilkins and Gianni Basso on soprano sax and tenor, and Petrovic himself on vibes! Titles include "Bosco's Business", "Tender Touch", "Pink Panther Meets Captain Trooly Around Midnight", and "Blue Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small track of a sticker in one corner, but is good overall.)
 
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Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods70s Classic Hits ... CD
Sunset Blvd, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
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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Dr JohnMojo Of Dr John ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
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
Also available Mojo Of Dr John ... CD 19.99

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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
Also available Mojo Of Dr John ... CD 9.99

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Elmore JamesSky Is Crying – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Fire/Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 28.99
A massive collection of late work from Elmore James – a 3CD set that brings together all of his famous material for Bobby Robinson's Fire Records, plus rare alternate takes, and some unusual bonus material as well! James passed away right after this work was recorded, but he's really on fire here – playing with a guitar style that's raw, raspy, and maybe even more breathtaking than some of his other early 60s electric contemporaries – still singing with his voice in the lead on most numbers, but maybe almost letting his instrument sing even more strongly too! The production is great – lots of sock-soul arrangements that really pack a punch – and which really make us wonder what Elmore might have done, had he lasted through the 60s. 3CD set features 54 tracks in all – with titles that include "One Way Out", "Person To Person", "Look On Yonder Wall", "Up Jumped Elmore", "Pickin The Blues", "Rollin & Tumblin", "The Sky Is Crying", "Bleeding Heart", "It Hurts Me Too", "You Know You're Wrong", "Sunnyland", "Mean Mistreatin Mama", "Done Somebody Wrong", "Bobby's Rock", "Dust My Broom", "She's Got To Go", "Standing At The Crossroads", "I Gotta Go Now", and "Stranger Blues". CD

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Joe & EddieDown To Earth ... LP
Sunset, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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King CurtisSoul Of King Curtis ... CD
Enjoy/Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Searing sax instrumentals from the great King Curtis – plus a lot more too – as this package not only brings together the King's records as a leader for Enjoy Records, but also digs up lots of performances as a sideman for that famous Harlem record label too! The grooves here are raw and ready, nice and tight, and done with a nitty gritty style that might have been funk if the cuts were recorded a few years later – but which definitely had a bit influence on countless soul instrumental modes to come, both in the rhythms and in King's wicked lead work on saxophone! The package features some of the best instrumental singles that Curtis cut for Enjoy Records, from his Soul Twist album and other singles – and CD2 also features material that Curtis cut for Enjoy as a soloist on records for other artists! CD1 features 18 tracks that include "Soul Twist", "Twisting Time", "The Monkey Shout", "Hot Potato", "Midnight Blue", "Wobble Twist", "What'd I Say (parts 1 & 2)", and "Big Dipper". CD2 features tracks that include "Our Love Will Never End" by The Avons, "I'm Gonna Catch You" by Curtis Carrington, "Madisonville USA (parts 1 & 2)" by The Strolls, "Juicy Fruit" by Rudy Greene, "Fine Little Girl" by The Arcades, "Ice Cream Baby" by The Pearls, "Air Raid" by Curley Hammer, "Mama Don't Allow" by Tyron Rowe, and "Korea Korea" by Bob Kent. CD

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Regency PlayersTales From The Arabian Nights ... LP
Sunset, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith Plays The Standards ... LP
Blue Note/Sunset, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Early Jimmy Smith work for Blue Note – packaged together here as a "standards" collection and issued on Liberty's Sunset label in the late 60s! The collection offers little in the way of session details – clearly an attempt to pass it off as new material – but it does feature some noteworthy liner notes from Babs Gonzales, who contributes some great historical recollections of Jimmy's music, penned in his own unique style! Titles include "Lady Be Good", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Tenderly", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "But Not For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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Sister Rosetta TharpeShout Sister Shout ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 40s/Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic overview of the later genius of Sister Rosetta Tharpe – a key figure in the development of rock, soul, and a number of other styles from that key midcentury moment in American music! Tharpe's a singer with a voice that influenced Aretha Franklin and other female soul artists – and a guitarist with a fast-riffing style that was born in gospel, but had a huge influence on rock and roll – as you'll hear here in a really well-chosen batch of cuts from the second half of her career! The package features two titles from 40s radio broadcasts, but all the rest of the material is from the years 1957 to 1971 – half with Rosetta in front of a larger ensemble, half with just the singer and her guitar. There's a bit less in the way of notes than we'd like, but it appears that much of the solo material is from her live set of 1970 – leaving a mix of other material along the group side of the collection. 30 tracks in all – with titles that include "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down", "Mansions In The Sky", "Didn't It Rain", "Rock Daniel", "Shout Sister Shout", "This Train", "Precious Moment", "Up Above My Head I Hear Music", "Peace In The Valley", "Is Everyone Happy", and "Vacation In The Sky". CD

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Bobby VeeForever Kind Of Love ... LP
Sunset, 1967. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear wear.)

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✨✧ Chaka Demus & Errol ScorcherMiami Vice (voc, dub) ... 7-inch
Sunset (Jamaica), 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bukka WhiteAberdeen Mississippi Blues (Mississippi Blues/Live In Bremen) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, 1963/1975. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double-header from Bukka White – a set that features his 1963 album for Takoma Records, plus a rare German concert from the 70s! CD1 features the record Mississippi Blues – gruff and deep down beautiful Mississippi Blues from Bukka White – released on John Fahey's Takoma label at the end of the 60s and featuring rawly rollicking, shaky voice intensity and that heat producing bottleneck guitar! It's wonderful stuff, certainly a high water mark for the late 60s records to appear after the folk revival. Includes "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Parchment Farm Blues", "Poor Boy Long Ways From Home", "Drunk Man Blues" (on piano), "Army Blues" and more. This CD edition includes 3 bonus tracks recorded in 1964 and released by Takoma on other records: "World Boogie", "Midnight Blue" and "Old Man Walking Blues". CD2 features a great live set, recorded in Bremen, Germany just two years before Bukka White passed on – but done in a raw, gritty style that still has the singer very much at the top of his game! Instrumentation is just White's rough rhythms on guitar – and the show features 11 titles that include "Aberdeen Blues", "Black Rat", "Way Out In The West", "Big Boat Up The River", "Stuttart Arkansas", "Mama Don't Allow", and "Poor Boy Long Way From Home". CD

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✨✧ Flip WilsonFlipped Out ... LP
Minit/Sunset, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Lester YoungGiant Of Jazz ... LP
Sunset, Late 40s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Billie Holiday & AL HibblerShades Of Blue ... LP
Sunset, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Allen Toussaint & OthersArtist Producer Songwriter ... CD
Sansu/Sunset Blvd, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous tribute to the genius of Allen Toussaint – the man who almost single-handedly shaped the sound of New Orleans soul in the 60s! As the title implies, Toussaint is featured here as an artist, producer, and songwriter – and most tracks were issued on his Sansu Records label, and recorded in his Sea Saint studios – a spot that was as important to New Orleans as Chess was to Chicago, and Stax was to Memphis! The singers vary here, but the songs and instrumentation have a very unified vibe – plenty of Nola funk at the bottom, and some killer lyrics that often have a lot of sharpness and wit. Tracks include "So Good" by Ernie K Doe, "Sneakin Sally From The Alley" by Lee Dorsey, "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Gone Gone Gone" by Eldridge Holmes, "Don't Pity Me" by Curly Moore, "Bad Luck" by Betty Harris, "All I Want Is You" by Zilla Mayes, "Wheel Of Fire" by Etta Jones, "If You Love Her" by Benny Spellman, "Omar Khayyam" by The Rubiyats, "Here Come The Girls" by Ernie K Doe, "How To Pick A Winner" by Maurice Williams, "Star Revue" by Warren Lee, "Greatest Love" by Willie West, "The Book" by Eldridge Holmes, "Wait A Minute Baby" by Diamond Joe, and "We Are The People" and "Working In A Coal Mine" by Toussaint himself. CD

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✨✧ VariousDjembe & African Drums ... CD
Airmail/Sunset (France), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Ensemble Tahirou Djembe, Dagari, Ensemble Tingai, Lobi, Ensemble Fa Kiyen Yiriwa, Dogon & Gan. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Johnny Almond Music MachineHollywood Blues ... LP
Deram, 1970. Very Good+ ... $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 some wear.)

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✨✧ Eric Burdon & The AnimalsWhen I Was Young – The MGM Recordings 1967/1968 (Winds Of Change/Twain Shall Meet/Everyone Of Us/Love Is/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
MGM/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $42.99
A fantastic package of work from The Animals – all their great second chapter albums for MGM, offered up here with bonus tracks too! First up is Winds Of Change, presented in both stereo and mono mixes – one of The Animals' most psychedelic outings ever – and also a bit funky at times too! Production by Tom Wilson is really great – echoey at most moments, with a kind of "flash" and shimmer around the drums that really spaces things out, and almost gives a Velvets sort of feel to the proceedings. The group's bluesier roots are still in place at times – but these have also been tripped-out and abstracted too, in modes that are a few years ahead of other blues rock combos on the rise. Titles include "It's All Meat", "Winds Of Change", "Poem By The Sea", "Yes I Am Experienced", "Hotel Hell", "San Franciscan Nights", and "Man Woman". Next is Twain Shall Meet – a set that's not as tripped-out as some of their other late 60s work, and which almost starts to show Eric Burdon's rising love of soul and funk! The sound is still pretty rockish overall – but there's some great use of bass rumbling at the bottom – bringing up a rumbling quality that fits nicely with Burdon's somewhat bleak presentation of the lyrics at various points. Production by Tom Wilson almost has a raspy, lo-fi sort of feel – different than the bluesier roots of the group, and almost a precursor of indie work in decades to come! Titles include the classic "Sky Pilot", plus "Monterey", "Just The Thought", "Closer To The Truth", "No Self Pity", "Orange & Red Beams", and "We Love You Lil". Every One Of Us is a real gem from The Animals' overlooked late 60s years on MGM – a time when the group were easily making some of the most inventive music on the label! The styles here are even wider than before – definitely an attempt to showcase "every one of us" that made up the group – in a blend of spacey sounds, gentle folksy moments, and some of the rougher tones of previous MGM records. Many titles were written only by Burdon – a bit of a change from before – and showcase an increased use of acoustic guitar alongside his bleak vocals. Titles include "The Immigrant Lad", "Year Of The Guru", "Serenade To A Sweet Lady", "White Houses", "New York 1963/America 1968", and "Uppers & Downers". Next is Love Is – a fantastic double-length set from The Animals – recorded in LA in the late 60s, and with plenty of great Sunset Strip influences in the mix! The band here is different than before – with Zoot Money handling both organ and piano, plus a bit of vocals, and Andy Summers joining in on guitar – and production is by the group itself, who shake off some of the trippier styles of previous records, and almost go for a "live in studio" sort of sound! There's a confluence of styles here that's really great – some of the blues of the group's roots, bits of Eric Burdon's growing love of soul, and some fuzzier touches as well. Some tracks are quite long jams, and titles include "Gemini", "Madman", "As The Years Go Passing By", "To Love Somebody", and "I'm An Animal". Bonus tracks include "Monterey (mono single)", "White Houses (single stereo)", "Anything (single)", "Gratefully Dead", "Ain't That So", "When I was Young", "A Girl Named Sandoz", "River Deep Mountain High (single stereo)", and "Sky Pilot (parts 1 & 2)", CD

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Bonniwell Music MachineBonniwell Music Machine (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... On March 6, 2020
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

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsLove Is ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic double-length set from The Animals – recorded in LA in the late 60s, and with plenty of great Sunset Strip influences in the mix! The band here is different than before – with Zoot Money handling both organ and piano, plus a bit of vocals, and Andy Summers joining in on guitar – and production is by the group itself, who shake off some of the trippier styles of previous records, and almost go for a "live in studio" sort of sound! There's a confluence of styles here that's really great – some of the blues of the group's roots, bits of Eric Burdon's growing love of soul, and some fuzzier touches as well. Some tracks are quite long jams, and titles include "Gemini", "Madman", "As The Years Go Passing By", "To Love Somebody", and "I'm An Animal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Gary BurtonAlone At Last ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carola & Heikki Sarmanto TrioCarola & Heikki Sarmanto Trio ... CD
Sahko (Finland), 1966. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic bit of lost vocal jazz from the 60s – sung by Finnish vocalist Carola, an artist we'd rank right up there with Monica Zetterlund, Karin Krog, and some of our favorite European singers from the time! Like Monica and Karin, Carola sings mostly in English and has a very groovy approach – one that's partially inspired by American jazz singers of the 50s, but which is also very much in the spirit of the modal jazz and Saba scene going down in Europe at the time! Carola's singing here with hip backing from the trio of pianist Heikki Sarmanto, who also brings in some wonderful guest work on flute and tenor sax by Esa Pethman. The set includes a killer original called "The Flame" – written by Esa and Carola, and swinging with a modal style that's totally great – and which makes the track take on a very sweet jazz dance feel! The set also features a great version of the Clarke/Boland tune "Just Give Me Time", another original called "The Poem", and wonderful takes on "Detour Ahead", "So Long Big Time", "Work Song", "Lonely Woman", and "Sunrise Sunset". CD
(Out of print.)

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ChipmunksChipmunks Sing With Children ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- ... $0.99
One of the more unusual Chipmunks albums of the 60s – in which the three rodents engage a chorus of children in song! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Sunset pressing.)

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Chocolate MilkWe're All In This Together/Milky Way ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1977/1979. Used ... $6.99
A heavy 2-fer – featuring a pair of 70s gems from Chocolate Milk! First up is We're All In This Together – an overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – a tight funky undercurrent that's definitely rooted in New Orleans soul, but has some warmer, more contemporary elements too – just like that mid 70s change Toussaint was bringing to his own grooves. Standout cuts include the funky numbers "Grand Theft" and "America" – plus the groover "Girl Callin" – although there's some mellower numbers we like pretty darn well too. Other tracks include "Help Me Find The Road", "Thinking Of You", "That's The Way She Loves", and "Fertility". Milky Way is tight, funky, and plenty groovy – a set that has Chocolate Milk sounding a lot smoother than at their start, but still pretty darn great overall! Allan Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn are still around to help the group on production, but the sound is more LA than New Orleans – a well-crafted set of grooves that almost seems to have the group's Crescent City roots shaking hands with the sunnier sound of California soul in the late 70s. That latter aspect adds in some nice jazzy touches – ala Fantasy Records – and almost gives the record a Wayne Henderson-styled groove at points, especially on some of the mellow steppers and midtempo numbers. Titles include "Milky Way", "You're The One", "Hurry Down Sunset", "Groove City", "Say Won'tcha", and "Paradise". CD

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Sonny CrissI'll Catch The Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a sense of soulful sophistication that was quite unique! Sonny's sound here is incredible throughout – a clear, clean approach to his instrument that is quite different than his style of a few years before – and he's set up in a great little combo that includes Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Mann on drums. Titles include the killer "California Screamin" – plus "I'll Catch The Sun", "Blue Sunset", "Cry Me A River", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Sonny CrissThis Is Criss! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... $24.99
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
(Mono blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Charles Davis with Cedar WaltonBlue Gardenia ... CD
Reade Street, 2002. Used ... $12.99
A damn wonderful album from reedman Charles Davis – a saxophonist whose music goes back with a long legacy that includes work with Sun Ra in Chicago, and a mindblowing album on Strata East in the 70s! This set's another feather in Davis' mighty wide cap – and features a stunning quartet with Cedar Walton on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – players who give the record a rock-solid swing right from the start, and allow Davis to blow both baritone and tenor at a level that rivals some of the best albums of this sort from legends like Clifford Jordan or Johnny Griffin! Davis never got his due as strongly as those giants, but he's in very similar company here – on titles that include "Shadow Of The Sunset", "Texas Moon", "Bossa Joe", "Stranded", and "Sabia". CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Aaron DillowaySongs About Jason (10-inch) ... 12-inch
Hanson, 2013. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent reissue on Amethyst Sunset.)

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Electric PrunesI Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Reprise, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
An early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries – and although David Axelrod's not working with them on the record, there's still lots of dark corners and sharp edges – really thoughtful sounds that are spun out wonderfully on fuzzy guitars and organ, with some nicely subtle drums in the rear. Tracks include "I Has Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", "Try Me On For Size", "Get Me To the World On Time", "About A Quarter To Nine", and "Luvin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... CD
Imperial/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
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", "Fresno1963", and "Pictures of Matchstick Men". CD
(Limited edition!)

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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
Also available Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... LP
Meta, 2019. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $36.99 40.00
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)
Also available Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD 13.99

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John HartfordAereo Plain ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A groundbreaking album from the young John Hartford – not really folk, not really country – but a unique hybrid of both, and done with a good ear for unique sounds as well! Hartford's a really unique artist, especially at this key point in his career – and he's working here with producer David Bromberg, who himself was also helping to reinvent acoustic music at the time. The Warner Brothers placement of the record is key – as Hartford's got this sense of the past, mixed with the irony of the present – one which strongly echoes some of the hip rock contemporaries on the label, particularly the up and coming brand of post-Sunset LA talents. Titles include "Turn Your Radio On", "Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie", "First Girl I Loved", "With A Vamp In The Middle", and "Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age.)

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Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit of an influence from Minnie Riperton that really warms up the set. Arrangements are by Cleveland Eaton, with a bit of help from Art Jenkins – and production is by Ralph MacDonald, who clearly has a great ear for the blend of jazz and soul that Bobbi's going for on the set. And although Larry Mizell's not on board, some of the cuts here still have that stepping/sliding sort of groove from Bobby's Mizell-produced Blue Note years – a really wonderful sound that's a perfect showcase for her uniquely jazzy talents on the flute! Tracks include "Freestyle", "Home Made Jam", "Sunset Burgundy", "Good Times", "My Destiny", "I Could Love You More", and "If You Want It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on back.)

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Jackson Conti (Madlib & Mamao)Sujinho ... CD
Mochilla, 2008. Used ... $11.99
Great grooves from Jackson Conti – not a dude, but a duo – one that features Madlib teamed with Mamao, drummer from the legendary Azymuth! The album's got a really unique feel – one that mixes Madlib's chunky, fuzzy style of production with some of the cleaner, jazzier Azymuth grooves of late – a combination that shouldn't work so well, but which comes across with really amazing results! There's a bit of beats on the set, but a fair bit of the percussion is acoustic too – making for more warmth than before from Madlib – almost a transplantation of the Yesterday's New Quintet sound to the sunnier Rio scene. Keyboards have a strong role too – often with the sort of edgey, compelling tones you'd hear on the first few Azymuth recordings of the 70s – and other instrumentation includes bits of guitar, flute, sax, and other well-placed touches – but all used in weird ways that are somewhere between typical jazz and Brazilian modes. Titles include "Upa Neguinho", "Xibaba", "Sao Paulo Nights", "Brasilian Sugar", "Mamaoism", "Berumba", "Papaya", "Segura Esta Onda", "Sunset At Sujinho", "Tijuca Man", and "Waiting On The Corner". CD

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Illinois JacquetDesert Winds ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good ... $19.99
An easily-grooving set that features Illinois Jacquet blowing over small combo arrangements with Tommy Flanagan on piano and Kenny Burrell on guitar – plus some added Latin percussion from Willie Rodriguez! The presence of the Latin percussion really adds a nice element to the album – making the tracks dance lightly, in the "conga plus soul jazz" mode that was being employed heavily at the time on labels like Blue Note and Prestige – and in a style that really makes Jacquet hit a few new notes to match the groove! Titles include "Star Eyes", "Blues For The Early Bird", "Lester Leaps In", "Canadian Sunset", and "Desert Winds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing.)

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Etta JonesSomething Nice ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
It's always something nice when Etta Jones makes a record – but this one is especially so, thanks to some intimate small group backing from players who include Oliver Nelson, Lem Winchester, Wally Richardson, and Richard Wyands! The style is relatively intimate throughout – more late nite than some of Jones' other records, in a way that really works well for her vocals, and takes her away from some of the crossover pop modes of her albums that sound a bit more like Gloria Lynne. Titles include "Easy Living", "Through A Long And Sleepless Night", "My Heart Tells Me", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "That's All There Is To That", "Love Is The Thing", and "Canadian Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has a stain along the bottom seam.)

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Josh LawrenceTriptych ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A really wonderful album from trumpeter Josh Lawrence – a very strong-voiced talent who's got a way of being bright and sharp at the same time, and who can always bring lots of his own compositional strengths to bear as well! The core group is a quartet – with Lawrence blowing beautifully over piano from Zaccai Curtis, bass from Luques Curtis, and drums from Anwar Marshall – and the set also features some great alto from Caleb Curtis on two tracks, balancing out the sound of Josh in this strongly soulful spirit! Brian Charette brings some organ to the album's final track – a great remake of the Earth Wind & Fire tune "That's The Way Of The World" – and all other titles are Lawrence originals, with tunes that include "We're Happiest Together", "Composition #2", "Wind", "Earth", "Sugar Hill Stroll", and "Sunset In Santa Barbara". CD

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Charles LloydVoice In The Night ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1999. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with a small gouge in the bottom seam.)
Also available Voice In The Night ... LP 31.99

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Charles LloydVoice In The Night ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Voice In The Night ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Claudine LongetClaudine ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
French pop meets LA production – and the result is some of the best work ever recorded by A&M Records – a gently groovy, slightly sexy sound that really helped define the label in its early years! Claudine Longet's got a gentle Parisian style of singing that's perfect, simply perfect, on this first LP – set to lightly groovy arrangements by the great Nick DeCaro, gliding through a host of tunes that encompasses some of the grooviest hits of the decade – from soundtrack numbers to bossa tunes to familiar numbers that sparkle anew with Claudine's brilliance! Titles include "A Man and A Woman", "Wanderlove", "Meditation", "My Guy", "Sunrise Sunset", "A Felicidade", and "Hello Hello". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wilbert LongmireWith All My Love ... LP
Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Prini LorenzPrini Lorenz ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $0.99
A romping little record from the Jovem Guarda years in Brazil – a time when that country was strongly embracing American rock in all its 60s styles – and turning out groovy little records like this! Prini Lorenz works before a live crowd here – in this mix of mod elements that almost feels a lot like some of the bigger Sunset Strip live dates from the same time – particularly with the upbeat vibe of albums by Trini Lopez or Johnny Rivers! But there's also a sound here that's a lot cooler than both of their work – maybe because Prini's got this cool sort of accent on his English language vocals – but also because the combo is pretty lively throughout, and seems to turn all sorts of different tunes into upbeat stompers. Titles include "Like A Baby", "Cielito Lindo", "La Bamba", "Lonesome Traveler", "America", "Gotta Travel On", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand". CD

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LoveLove ... LP
Elektra, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Love's first album – a seminal bit of Sunset Strip rock, and every bit as powerful today as it was in the 60s! The style's a bit sharper-edged than the group's classic and more familiar Forever Changes set, but it's still pretty darn great – a completely fresh batch of guitar-heavy tunes that bristle with a sound that's a lot more sinister than some of the group's contemporaries. There's a few folksy or bluesy elements in the mix, but they're almost used in a way that parodies bigger acts of the time – turning the familiar into the freaky, all with a sense of power that's simply mindblowing. Titles include the group's excellent version of Burt Bacharach's "My Little Red Book", plus "Hey Joe", "Emotions", "A Message To Pretty", "Mushroom Clouds", "And More", and "Coloured Balls Falling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sundazed stereo reissue pressing.)

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Herbie MannLive At The Whiskey A Go Go ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ John MayallBlues From Laurel Canyon ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
British blues meets LA's Laurel Canyon – a trans-Atlantic (or is it Pacific?) blend that makes for one of John Mayall's most compelling albums of the 60s! The album was recorded after the breakup of the Blues Breakers group – but it still features strong support from Mick Taylor on guitar – a key factor in the previous combo's sound, given almost even more space here to stand out front with Mayall. Other instrumentation includes bass and drums, plus a bit of tablas – and the overall approach is a lot more spare than other Blues Breakers sets – still bluesy in approach, but with some definite freer-thinking moments too, picked up from a trip to Laurel Canyon that was Mayall's inspiration for the set. Titles include "Walking On Sunset", "Vacation", "Ready To Ride", "Medicine Man", "Miss James", "The Bear", "First Time Alone", and "Fly Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Les McCannLayers ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
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 af 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
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and a lightly bent corner.)

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Les McCannLes McCann Ltd Plays The Shout ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Very Good ... $2.99
A classic album in the mode of soul jazz piano grooviness that put Les on the map, even back in the early days! The album was recorded live at The Bit, on the Sunset Strip, in LA – and it features Les' classic group with Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. Tracks are short and groovy – and titles include "The Shout", "Set Call", "Jubilation", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear and slight bubbling of the gloss.)

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Jimmy McGriffGroove Grease ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1971. Used ... $9.99
A nice bit of funky organ work from Jimmy McGriff – a set that's got his famous talents on the Hammond out front of a larger ensemble – but in a way that's very different than some of his albums of that type from the 70s! There's lots of electricity in the mix – electric piano from Horace Ott, bass from Richard Evans, and guitar from Wayne Bennett – mixed with sharp work on horns from Cliff Davis on tenor and flute, Murray Watson on trumpet, and Johnny Beard on baritone – three players who really flesh out the sound! The album's got some excellent stone funky classics – like "The Bird", "Groove Grease", and "Plain Brown Bag" – plus some surprisingly funky readings of standards like "Canadian Sunset" and "Mr Lucky", both made to sound super-nice, thanks to excellent work on bass and drums! CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Jackie McLean & Dexter GordonMeeting Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... $9.99
A great meeting of two generations of jazz – and one that really blows the top off some of Dexter Gordon's other European sessions of the time! The setting here is definitely one that's more a Gordon-based date – long tracks with rhythm backing from a trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. But unlike some of the other long-blown Gordon-heavy albums for the stretch, the presence of Jackie McLean really brings in a new sort of fire – the kind of soaring, soulful energy he brought to his own records in these immediate post-Blue Note years – almost a Coltrane influence, and a sense of spiritualism that really comes through on some of his solo moments – even in this relatively straight setting. Titles include Gordon's "All Clean", Sahib Shihab's "Rue De La Harpe", Drew's "Sunset", and a nice take of "On The Trail". CD

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Wes MontgomeryJust Walkin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965/1966. Used ... $24.99
An assortment of material that Wes Montgomery recorded for Verve before his too-early death – which the label then collected together as a surprisingly good posthumous release for Wes! There's a really great feel to the record – a mix of small combo and large group settings that offers up both sides of Montgomery's genius in the 60s – all without any sort of confusion of sounds or modes, thanks to a really great assemblage of material. A number of tunes that that sly, stepping groove that always made Wes so great – especially the album's great version of "Bumpin On Sunset", which is offered up here as a small group number. Other titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Sunny", "The Big Hurt", "Tequila", and "Just Walkin". CD
(Out of print, 2008 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Proportioned OrchestraOctober Newbe ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Roxy MusicStranded ... LP
Atco, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Roxy Music's third album and the first one sans Brian Eno, making the record slightly less experimental, but still a wild avant pop masterpiece that finds the group at near peak perfection! The otherworldly elements aren't forgone in Eno's absence, with some spacey synthesizer washes and treated violin parts lending some otherwordliness – but the more focused songwriting and overall tunefulness make this one another classic! Titles include "Street Life", "Just Like You", "Amazona", "Psalm", "Serenade", "A Song For Europe", "Mother Of Pearl" and "Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Atco/Warner Communications pressing.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Great early work from Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse group – working here at a level that's almost more freewheeling than on some of their later Contemporary albums! The format's still very much in place here – a host of key All Stars who include Milt Bernhart on trombone, Russ Freeman on piano, Jimmy Giuffre and Bob Cooper on tenors, and Shelly Manne on drums – but there's almost a more "live" sort of energy overall – a bit more boppish and open, with each new player leaping freely into the fray. Titles include "Luau", "The Duke You Say", "The Big Top", "Sunset Eyes", "Comin' Thru The Rye Bread" and "Taking A Chance On Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot in the top right.)

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Shadows Of KnightBack Door Men ... LP
Dunwich, 1966. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A fuzzy, freaked-out classic from one of the coolest groups to work on the Chicago scene of the 60s – the mighty Shadows Of Knight, easily one of the best garage acts of their time! The album's got a raw power that's undeniable – a gritty sound that almost beats the Boston, Texas, and Sunset Strip scenes at their own game – as sharp guitars, weird Hammond, and plenty of feedback come together to blow away the listener right from the start – all with a sound that's a lot more heady than the group's better-known "Gloria" hit, with a far-reaching vibe that makes us wish these guys had kept on recording a few more years longer – because they might have given some of the best European psych acts a real run for their money! Titles include "Bad Little Woman", "The Behemoth", "Three For Love", "Peepin & Hidin", "Gospel Zone", "High Blood Pressure", and "Tomorrow's Going To Be Another Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still in the shrink with vintage sale sticker.)

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Shashu'UThru Da Night & PWRFNK ... LP
Fool's Gold, 2015. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Heady Montreal electronic funk thumper Shashu'U's Thru Da Night & PWRFNK EPs – together in 2 EP vinyl set! Thru Da Night is EP1 and includes the title track with Mimo LaFunk, "One More Ride", ",LOL XOX", "Skyline" and "Don't Fight It". The PWRFNK EP includes "Nitro", "Don't Fight It (Again)", "Ur Body", "Girl's Night Out", "Funktreal", "Sunset" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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SpacearkSpaceark ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Rare funky soul from Spaceark – a supremely talented group with a uniquely cosmic funk and soul-steeped sound! Originally a self-released private press effort, this is not at all like the amateurish private press records that so often get reissued as oddities, this is really wonderful stuff – a lost should-be classic! Recorded at LA's legendary Sunset Sound studios, reportedly in a whirlwind 12 hour session, it's got a surprisingly rich sound heavy on funk/funk rock rhythms, soaring vocals, and keyboards that range from electric jazzy to spacey washes of sound that totally earn the band its name! Includes "Welcome To My Door", "Our Love Will Last", "I'm Walking", "Do What You Can Do", "This World", "Everybody's Trying", "Understand", "Fever Pitch", "I'm Only Me" and "Jr. Blaster". CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt/Bud Powell/JJ Johnson ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1949/1950. Used ... $7.99
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 ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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. Cover has light wear.)

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SupremesSupremes Sing Country Western & Pop ... LP
Motown, 1965. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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T-Groove & Two Jazz ProjectNu Soul Nation ... LP
Kissing Fish (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
T-Groove has given us some great music in the past, but he really blows us away here – as he works with Two Jazz Project on a much warmer version of some of his classic clubby modes – this wonderfully deep sound that has plenty of room for guests who include Enois Scroggins, Brae Leni, Jovan Benson, Marie Meney, and Paula Letang! The vocals by these guests are great, but it's the grooves that really set the stage – cuts that are completely captivating from a dancefloor soul perspective, but also so much more as well – the kind of uplifting, positive tunes that used to flow from the Japanese scene so much many years back – but which only hit our ears these days in rare efforts like this. Lyrics are all in English, and titles include "Diamonds (ext version)", "Funky Show Time", "The More I Do", "Soul Nation", "Bring It Back Around", "Strong Love", "Soho Sunset", and "The Groove Revolution". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yukihiro TakahashiSaravah Saravah ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $29.99
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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Thee MidnitersIn Thee Midnite Hour ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard-wailing grooves from Thee Midnighters – a great link between garage rock and Latino soul in mid 60s Los Angeles! The group have a sound that nicely bridge that gap between the Sunset Strip and some of the lesser-known acts of the East LA scene – a style that's got plenty of garagey guitars in the mix, but which also brings in some fairly soulful vocals as well – a blend that helped Thee Midnighters cross over big back in the 60s, and which still sounds plenty powerful today! This tasty set features some of the group's best singles on the Whittier and Chattachoochee label – with tracks that include "Whittier Blvd", "Jump Jive & Harmonize", "Love Special Delivery", "Gloria", "Welcome Home Darling", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Empty Heart", "Looking Out A Window", and "Thee Midnite Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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Armando TrovajoliMagic Moments At La Capannina ... LP
RCA (Italy), 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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McCoy TynerInception ... LP
Impulse/Universal (Czech Republic), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A very early date as a leader by McCoy Tyner – cut at a time when he was making big waves in the John Coltrane Quartet, but also sounding plenty darn great on his own! The group here's a trio – with Coltrane associates Art Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – and the warm familiarity of the players is clear from the very first notes of the set. There's a lighter, more lyrical – and possibly more sentimental – style going on here – one that echoes piano work of earlier generations, but which also shows plenty of signs of the growing modalism in Tyner's lines – especially on the striking original tracks "Sunset", "Effendi", "Inception", and "Blues For Gwen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Masao Yagi & Toshiro MayuzumiGood-Bye Moscow EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A great Japanese jazz soundtrack from the late 60s – as full of feeling and creative inspiration as some of the best French jazz scores of the New Wave! The tunes here mostly stand out as strong jazz numbers on their own – although there are a few shorter, more introspective or scene-setting passages – and although the players and notes are all in Japanese, we can tell you that the music's mostly in a small combo mode, with strong solos on tenor, trumpet, and piano throughout! Titles include "Opening Theme", "Let's Be B Sharp", "Red Bird Go Go", "Sunset In Moscow", "Ending Theme", "Scene Of Miles Johnson Quintet", and "Session October 16, 1967". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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VariousSix Feet Under Vol 2 – Ghost Memories ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Haunting work from the hillbilly underground at the end of the 50s – music that's a bit rock, a bit country, and often has the haunting feel you'd expect from the title! The tracks are very well-chosen – pulled from a range of indie label singles that we never would have stumbled upon otherwise – all in territory that feels even more deeply-dug than the music we love on a good Bear Family compilation! Titles include "Walking The Streets After Dark" by Willie Hays, "Ghost Memories" by Gene McKown, "Fool Fool Fool" by Bill Whitley, "Cravin" by Bobby Roberts, "Sunset Blues" by Tony & Jackie Lamie, "Waiting For A Train" by Blankenship Brothers, and "Three Years" by Harold L & The Offbeats. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gary BurtonGary Burton Quartet In Concert ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some wear and a bit of marker on back.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissI'll Catch The Sun ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a sense of soulful sophistication that was quite unique! Sonny's sound here is incredible throughout – a clear, clean approach to his instrument that is quite different than his style of a few years before – and he's set up in a great little combo that includes Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Mann on drums. Titles include the killer "California Screamin" – plus "I'll Catch The Sun", "Blue Sunset", "Cry Me A River", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". CD
Also available I'll Catch The Sun ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available
Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD 13.99
Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Rita HovinkLove Me Or Leave Me (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Decca/678 Records (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ultra-hip vocals from Rita Hovink – a Dutch singer who's got a way of making even familiar material sound pretty darn fresh! Rita's working here with a cool combo that's got a great sense of arrangement – a way of opening up the tunes and finding some unusual instrumental modes that really pave the way for Hovink's vocal interpretations. The group features Rob Van Dijk on both piano and Hammond, and Wim Overgaauw on guitar – and a few tracks feature guest instrumentation from either Carl Schulze on vibes, Harry Verbeke on tenor, or Thijs Van Leer on flute. The tunes are almost all familiar, but done in very cool ways – and titles include "Sunrise Sunset", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "After You've Gone", "Don't Sleep In The Subway", "Goodbye Charlie", "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day", and "The Fool On The Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD with 5 bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Stan KentonContemporary Concepts (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Contemporary concepts that are as bold today as they were when first released in the mid 50s! Stan's at the height of his powers here – working with the brilliant Bill Holman to craft some incredible versions of tunes that had become jazz standards, tired ones at that – but which explode into new colors and tones in the hands of the Kenton magic! Titles include sublime readings of "What's New", "Stella By Starlight", "Yesterdays", "Cherokee", and "I've Got You Under My Skin" – and the CD features bonus material that includes "Opus In Chartreuse", "Opus In Turquoise", "Opus In Beige", and "Sunset Tower" – most of which were arranged by Gene Roland, and are even more modern than some of the other material. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KinksSomething Else By The Kinks (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Essential (UK), 1966/1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wickedly clever British pop – plucked from our favorite period of this legendary British band! The record features the group hitting their songwriting stride – moving past the simple topics of earlier songs, into a flurry of snapshots of British life in the postwar years. Each song is a brilliant three minute ode to a certain aspect of life in England – served up with razor-sharp wit, and a creatively catchy approach to songwriting that few of the group's contemporaries could ever hope to match! The album features some of the best-known Kinks tunes from this time, plus overlooked gems – and titles include "Waterloo Sunset", "David Watts", "Death Of A Clown", "Two Sisters", "Situation Vacant", "Afternoon Tea", and "No Return". CD features 8 bonus singles – including "Act Nice & Gentle", "Autumn Almanac", "Wonderboy", "Lincoln County", and "There's No Life Without Love". CD

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✨✧ KinksSomething Else By The Kinks (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Essential (UK), 1966/1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wickedly clever British pop – plucked from our favorite period of this legendary British band! The record features the group hitting their songwriting stride – moving past the simple topics of earlier songs, into a flurry of snapshots of British life in the postwar years. Each song is a brilliant three minute ode to a certain aspect of life in England – served up with razor-sharp wit, and a creatively catchy approach to songwriting that few of the group's contemporaries could ever hope to match! The album features some of the best-known Kinks tunes from this time, plus overlooked gems – and titles include "Waterloo Sunset", "David Watts", "Death Of A Clown", "Two Sisters", "Situation Vacant", "Afternoon Tea", and "No Return". CD features 8 bonus singles – including "Act Nice & Gentle", "Autumn Almanac", "Wonderboy", "Lincoln County", and "There's No Life Without Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Trini Lopez/The Ventures/Nancy AmesTrini Lopez Show ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little TV special from Trini Lopez – served up here with some great help from guests who include The Ventures and Nancy Ames! The album's done in a style that's quite different from some of Trini's studio sides – live, of course, but also with a groove-heavy quality that's a lot like some of Lopez's famous performances on the Sunset Strip from years back. Trini sings a really great extended medley by himself – with an uptempo mix of standards – plus the solo numbers "La Golondrina" and "Games People Play". But the even better numbers are those with the guests – such as covers of "Reza" and "Mrs Robinson", sung in duet with Nancy Ames – or a version of "Light My Fire" with guitar backing from The Ventures! All stars join together on smoking renditions of "25 Miles" and "Land Of A Thousand Dances" – and The Ventures play solo on "Hawaii Five O". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleBlue Vibes ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent grooves that mix together vibes and organ! This is one of the early albums cut by soul jazz vibist Johnny Lytle – and although it's more stripped-down than later work, it's still got a nice groove, and a feel that's quite different from work by other jazz vibes players at the time. By this point, Johnny's already hooked up with organist Milt Harris – who had a sweet, compressed sound on the organ that worked great with Johnny's rhythmic playing on vibes. The set includes a few standards done in the Lytle way, like "Canadian Sunset" and "Autumn Leaves", plus some good originals, like "Blue Vibes", "Movin Nicely", and "Mister Strudel". Very groovy, and one of his hardest to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label Jazzland pressing.)

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✨✧ Gil MelleNew Faces – New Sounds (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the legendary Gil Melle – one of his early 10" sessions for Blue Note, prime 50s modern jazz from the original Melle cover right down to the music in the grooves! The session features 2 different groups, and has Melle's haunting tenor (not baritone) playing amidst other bop-era modernists like Eddie Bert, Tal Farlow, George Wallington, and Max Roach – coming together on tunes that are as magical as the titles might imply – "Mars", "Four Moons", "Sunset Concerto", "The Gears", "October", "Cyclotron", and "Venus". Monica Dell also sings some incredible wordless vocals on a few tunes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UME reissue.)

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✨✧ Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OsibisaSunshine Day – The Pye/Bronze Anthology (Welcome Home/Ojah Awake/Mystic Energy) ... CD
Castle (UK), 1975/1976/1980. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Osibisa – arguably the most successful crossover African soul group of the 70s! The group blended together American soul, African rhythms, and some occasional surprising Latin touches – in a mode that sometimes recalled the style of War, especially on the group's first few groundbreaking albums. The groove was one that was filled with joy, life, and light – well-played and produced at a level that helped Osibisia cross over into audiences that few of their contemporaries could reach – and almost having the same impact on African music that Santana had with Latin grooves. This 2CD set brings together all 3 albums from the group's years at Bronze – the albums Welcome Home, Ojah Awake, and Mystic Energy – all produced with a sound that's tighter than their earlier MCA or Warner sides, but in a way that almost seems to suit the group even better. 5 bonus tracks are also added to the albums – making for a whopping 31 track package that includes the tracks "The Warrior", "The Coffee Song", "Sunshine Day", "Welcome Home", "Densu Trad", "Do It", "Right Now", "Uhuru", "Bum To Bum", "Sunset", "Ojah Awake", "Meeting Point", "Africa We Go Go", "Pata Pata (12" mix)", "Jumbo", and "Cherryfield". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerInception/Reaching Fourth ... CD
Impulse, 1962/1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two gems from McCoy Tyner – early albums as a leader, cut when he was part of John Coltrane's classic quartet! First up is Inception – a very early date as a leader by Tyner. The group here's a trio – with Coltrane associates Art Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – and the warm familiarity of the players is clear from the very first notes of the set. There's a lighter, more lyrical – and possibly more sentimental – style going on here – one that echoes piano work of earlier generations, but which also shows plenty of signs of the growing modalism in Tyner's lines – especially on the striking original tracks "Sunset", "Effendi", "Inception", and "Blues For Gwen". Reaching Fourth has McCoy Tyner's stretching past obvious piano trio modes, thanks to hip help from Henry Grimes on bass and Roy Haynes on drums! The groove is very open and freewheeling – yet all without being avant or outside – those hip modal-inspired sounds that you'd be likely to hear on some of Haynes' excellent early 60s sessions, cast here in beautiful tones and colors that show Tyner already stretching past the core sounds he was laying down with John Coltrane. Even the ballads have a nice sort of edge – as familiar numbers are recast in some darker clothing – and titles include the originals "Reaching Fourth" and "Blues Back" – plus versions of "Theme For Ernie", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Old Devil Moon", and "Goodbye". CD

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✨✧ VariousGary Crowley's Lost 80s – 63 Rare, Diverse, & Eclectic Tracks 1980 to 1987 (4CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gary Crowley was a young Capitol Radio DJ at the start of the 80s – which gave him a bird's eye view of all the musical changes that were taking place on the London scene of the time! This 4CD package is a great tribute to those years – and features some of Crowley's favorite tracks from the time – some very rare, some less-so – but all put together in a great package that really reminds us how much vibrant energy was running through music during the period! The tunes are a mix of minor hits and indie classics, post-punk gems and tuneful electro numbers – with a few surprises thrown in along the way – all wrapped up in a cool book-style package, with pages of notes on the music, and lots of images too. Titles include "Stop That Girl" by Vic Godard, "Abandon Ship" by April Showers, "Stop The Rain" by Suede Crocodiles, "Jive Baby On A Saturday Night" by The Jellies, "The Big Bean" by Pigbag, "Klacto Vee Sedstein" by Blue Rondo A La Turk, "Go Deh Yaka" by Monyaka, "Coup" by 23 Skidoo, "If Only" by Funkapolitan, "Slippery People (club)" by The Staple Singers, "Tuesday Sunshine (jock mix)" by The Questions, "Brother Brother" by The Kane Gang, "Be Thankful For What You've Got" by Sunset Gun, "Keep On Keepin On" by The Redskins, "Too Many Creeps" by Bush Tetras, "Is This Really The First Time You've Been In Love" by Jo Boxers, "Get Out Of London (intacontinentalballisticmix)" by Intaferon, "The Alibi (ext mix)" by Fun Boy Three, "It's A Man's Man's Man's World (ext mix)" by Brilliant, and "Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch" by Morgan McVey. CD

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBoss Tenor ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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
(Blue label Trident pressing in a green tinted cover.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsTime Is Tight (3CD box set) ... CD
Stax, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A monumental collection of work by the legendary Booker T & The MGs – one that features a huge amount of the group's best recordings – mostly pulled from their early years at Stax Records, and including some rare album tracks, b-sides, and other nice bits! Memphis soul expert Robert Bowman put the package together and also provides a great set of notes – and the whole thing features a whopping 65 tracks that include "Heads Or Tails", "Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy", "Chicken Pox", "Melting Pot", "Gotta Serve Somebody", "Hole In The Wall", "Terrible Thing", "MG Party", "Booker's Theme", "Meditation", "Sarasota Sunset", "Soul Dressing", "Be My Lady", "My Sweet Potato", "Booker's Notion", "I Can Dig", "Never My Love", "Blue On Green", "Ode To Billie Joe", and "Hip Hug Her". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dollar BrandAnatomy Of A South African Village ... CD
Black Lion (UK), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful early work from Dollar Brand – recorded live at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen in 1965. The group is a trio that features Johnny Gertze on bass and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – and the tracks are long spiraling originals, showing Brand's fragmented approach to rhythm, laid out in a very soulful setting. Features an extended suite of tracks that includes "Boulevard East", "Sunset In Blue", and "Easter Joy" – plus "Anatomy Of A South African Village", "Mama", and a version of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". Most material previously unreleased, too! CD
(Out of print, 1992 Black Lion CD pressing.)

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✨✧ DeodatoLove Island ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Late 70s work from Deodato – quite different than his bossa organ work of the 60s, and early 70s funk sides – but pretty darn great nonetheless! The album shows Deodato's continuing shift towards a more soul-based sound – and it mixes together a smoother club sound with jazzier elements of earlier work, all going for a sweet groove that has plenty of traces of modern soul! The highlight of the album is "Whistle Bump", a strident slick groover with washes of horns behind the keyboards and a nice conga breakdown in the middle. Other tracks include "Area Code 808", "Pina Colada", "Tahiti Hut", "San Juan Sunset", and "Love Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing, with Spanish titles. Cover has gloss peel around the edges.)
 
 
 



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