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Cannonball AdderleyGreat Love Themes – The Cannonball Adderley Quintet With Strings x ... CD
Capitol (Japan), Mid 60s. Used ... $28.99
A nice once – certainly not as funky as some of Cannon's other work for Capitol, but with a dark edge that really makes it great! The core Cannonball quintet of Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, et al, is set up in string arrangements by Ray Ellis – a bit flowery at times, but in a way that makes for an edgey juxtaposition against the undeniably soulful groove of the quintet, even when they're playing ballads and love songs. Adderley's horn breaks out in these free solos, a bit like some of the Charlie Parker/Ralph Burns work from the early 50s – which makes for a very nice sound to our ears! Titles include "Morning Of The Carnival", "Stella By Starlight", "So In Love", "The Song Is You", and "The End Of A Love Affair". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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John CarpenterLost Themes (with download) ... LP
Sacred Bones, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 21.98
The first-ever non-soundtrack album from director/composer John Carpenter – but a record that also draws strongly from all his many years in movies! All the classic Carpenter elements are firmly in place – cool keyboards, compressed guitar parts, and this spacious style of building up the tunes that really creates a create edge – that moody mode that John would use in vintage horror soundtracks, used here in service of a number of great instrumental tracks that are slightly more developed as fuller songs. The whole thing's great – an album we'd easily stand right next to Carpenter's work for Halloween and other films – and titles include "Vortex", "Obsidian", "Wraith", "Purgatory", "Night", and "Abyss". LP, Vinyl record album

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John CarpenterLost Themes II ... CD
Sacred Bones, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
If you dig the classic soundtrack work of John Carpenter, you'll find plenty to love here – as the album's overflowing with excellent tracks that rival his famous music for films like Halloween and Escape To New York! In fact, the sound of these cuts is right in the same mode as those – very late 70s/early 80s – with lots of space between the keyboard lines, and a mostly electronic approach to the music – those long lines and lean moments that Carpenter used so well to emphasize fear and tension on the movie screen! Titles include "Dark Blues", "Virtual Survivor", "Bela Lugosi", "Windy Death", "Distant Dream", "Angel's Asylum", "Persia Rising", and "White Pulse". CD

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Milton DeLugg & His OrchestraMan From UNCLE & Other TV Themes ... LP
Metro, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Milton DeLugg and his orchestra play the groovy "Theme From UNCLE", plus some other incidental music from the show, like "Illya" and "Night People". The set also includes tracks from other 60s shows, like Mr. Novak, Flipper, Bonanza, and Peyton Place. Plus, Richard Chamberlain sings "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight" from Dr. Kildare, and Leroy Holmes performs "Return To Peyton Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, wide center split in the bottom seam, small initials in pen on front, and a mark in pencil on back. Labels have small initials in pen.)

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✨✧ El Michels AffairAdult Themes ... LP
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A really different groove from El Michels Affair – but one that reminds us again that the group is really amazing at just about anything they ever try to do! The adult themes here are modes borrowed from older European styles – some of the slinky funk of Serge Gainsbourg and some of his contemporaries, mixed with maybe a touch of Euro erotic film scoring – but all given that strong undercurrent of funk that we can always expect from Leon Michels and the group – arranged and produced with a really superb quality throughout! The drums are nice and heavy, the basslines sexy and slinky, and there's some occasional wordless female vocals and larger arrangements that really expand the palette of El Michels. Titles include "Enfant", "Villa", "Kill The Lights", "Life Of Pablo", "A Swift Nap", "Munecas", "Rubix", "Hipps", and a number of "Adult Theme" tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Percy FaithGreat Folk Themes/American Serenade ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1963. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Leroy HolmesGood, The Bad & The Ugly & Other Motion Picture Themes ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still sealed.)

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Ennio MorriconeThemes – Giallo (180 gram marbled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99 37.99
A collection of classic horror soundtrack work from Ennio Morricone – mostly early 70s material that represent the maestro at the height of the early giallo genre! The tunes here are often a bit more obtuse, atonal, and abstract than some of Morricone's lighter grooves – and his work for the genre is arguably even more sophisticated and dark than the images on the screen – filled with complicated orchestrations, odd patterns of sound, and really striking instrumental moments. The tunes here aren't for the feint-of-heart – and they include some of Morricone's tensest recordings ever! The set features 16 tracks in all – from the soundtracks to Spasmo, Il Segreto, Il Gatto A Nove Code, Il Serpente, La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro, Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura, Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange, Senza Movente, and Le Foto Proibite. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight "giallo & black marbled" vinyl!)

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Ennio MorriconeThemes – Psycho (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Dark genius from the legendary Ennio Morricone – one of the most important film composers of the 20th Century, and a master in just about any style! The work here represents a shift that Morricone made into darker modes as the 70s approached – sounds that stepped off from some of the moodier moments of his 60s western scores – especially those times when he might abstract the instrumentation, or use some elements borrowed from his experience in the Italian avant garde. These tracks are still tuneful, but also have a moody complexity that's breathtaking – and which would rewrite the rules for Hollywood soundtracks, as well as the Italian scene, for decades to come. The 2LP set features tracks from the films Il Segreto, Copkiller, Le Foto Proibite, Il Trio Infernale, I Sopravvissuti, La Corta Notte Delle Bambole, Citta Violent, Dimensioni Sonore, and Il Serpente – all wrapped up in a beautiful package! LP, Vinyl record album

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Chucho ValdesFantasia Cubana – Variations On Classical Themes ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Andy WilliamsMoon River & Other Great Movie Themes (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1962. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousInstrumental Themes For Young Lovers – Music For Gracious Living Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Percy Faith and his Orchestra, Erroll Garner, Joe Harnell, Bill Pursell, Andre Kostelanetz, Dave Grusin, Paul Weston, Art Ferrante, Lou Teicher, and Andre Previn. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTeeVee Toons Presents TV Guide – 50 All-Time Favorite TV Themes ... CD
TVT, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
Themes from iconic shows "I Love Lucy", "Dragnet", "Peter Gunn", "77 Sunset Strip", "Batman", "Bewitched", "M*A*S*H", "Dallas", "Cheers", NYPD Blue", "Ally McBeal", "Alias", and more – 50 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Nelson RiddleMore Hit TV Themes ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloTV's Top Themes ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great set of tracks from one of our favorite arrangers of all time! Pete Rugolo is best known to the world for his work with Stan Kenton, June Christy, and the Four Freshmen – but this album of TV themes is pretty darn fab, and it includes a lot of strange bits that push it past the regular TV kind of album. The personnel isn't listed, but the sound is plenty groovy – very much in keeping with Rugolo's best upbeat work from the post-Capitol years. Titles include "Theme From Dick Van Dyke", "Route 66", "General Electric Theatre Logo", "Nervous", "Naked City", "Ichabod & Me", and "My Three Sons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Percy FaithThemes For The In Crowd ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Geoff LoveBig Suspense Movie Themes/Big Bond Movie Themes ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pair of movie-themed albums from UK maestro Geoff Love! First up is Big Suspense Movie Themes – but don't think "suspense" – think cop or crime – as the tunes here come from a host of 60s and 70s action films, and often get nice and funky! Geoff Love manages to mix his modes together well here – offsetting some of the familiar themes with more laidback numbers that build up a nice sense of tension – often in ways that has the different songs working together with the feel of a single soundtrack! Titles include "Love Theme From Airport", "Shaft", "Frenzy", "Diamonds Are Forever", "The French Connection", "Paris By Night", and "In The Heat Of The Night". Next is Big Bond Movie Themes – a great take on the sound of James Bond thrillers – mostly featuring numbers penned by the great John Barry, and done by Geoff Love with a style that stays true to the 60s orchestrations, but adds in some slight 70s elements in the instruments and production! Titles include "Goldfinger", "Thunderball", "James Bond Theme", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "Diamonds Are Forever", "You Only Live Twice", and "From Russia With Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry Morgan & Ray CooperPercussion Spectrum – Themes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Themes/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sound library set that definitely lives up to its title – as the whole thing features nothing but drums and percussion, running through a very wide spectrum of sounds throughout! Barry Morgan and Ray Cooper handle the instruments – and come together with a sense of variety that's amazing – different rhythms and sounds from track to track – so that some numbers almost feel as if there's a fuller funky group in the mix, while others let you know that the drums are king! Tracks vary in length, but are quite short overall – so that the album's got 33 sharp little stunners, with titles that include "Samba Street", "Child's Theme", "Impulsion", "Fast Action", "The Chaser", "Vibraphone", "Gathering Storm", "Drums On Parade", "Percussion Power", "Runaway", and "Tropical Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeThemes – Lounge (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A stunning set that's packed with some of our favorite music from the soundtrack genius Ennio Morricone – that special style he created in the late 60s, as a way of blending together influences from jazz, bossa nova, and other instrumental styles – hardly the sleepy lounge music of the American scene – as the format here is always full of touches that are subtle yet complex! The music is wonderful – warm, but never too sentimental – groovy, but never in a cheap or cloying way – and always presented with a focus on unusual instrumentation, inventive arrangements, and production modes that make the the familiar seem strange – even while still coming across with a warm and appealing vibe. The 2LP set is a beautiful package – and includes tracks from Verushka, La Donna Invisible, Gli Intoccabili, D'Amore Si Muor, Scusi FAccio L'Amore, L'Ailibi, Ruba Al Prossimo Tuo, Citta Violenta, and Come Impari Ad Amare Le Donne. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Guy Warren SoundsThemes for African Drums ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A classic LP by Guy Warren, an enigmatic figure who skated around between the jazz and lounge worlds, and who did really have a faithful dedication to African drumming. He hung with Monk, and yet also had his "sounds" group record masterpieces of exotica like this album for RCA. The album has a very driving feel, with a number of percussionists, and solos by Lawrence Brown on trombone. Titles include "Waltzing Drums", "Lady Marie Drum Suite", and "Blood Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and some light staining on the back.)

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✨✧ Ray Davies & The Button Down BrassThemes From The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting, & Other Great Films/Flashpoint (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Pye/Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two great albums from Ray "funky trumpet" Davies – not the lead singer of The Kinks, but a heck of a groovy British bandleader from the 70s! First up is an album of Themes From The Exorcist and other films – all familiar movie themes from the early 70s, penned by artists like Michel Legrand and Lalo Schifrin – but served up here by Ray's Button Down Brass in a very cool style – compressed funk, ala the best crime/cop modes of the time – but with lots of individual touches that make the songs very different than the original versions! Titles include "Point Blank", "Enter The Dragon", "Klute", "French Connection", "Tubular Bells", "Cops & Robbers", and "Beyond Tomorrow". Flashpoint continues with some great film themes again served up in the magic Ray Davies mode – a funky big band approach that makes the record every bit as compelling as the American Cop Shows album from Henry Mancini – but maybe groovier, too. Titles include "Kojak", "Big Boss", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Mr Majestyk", "Magnum Force", "Fist Of Fury", and "Airport 1975". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeThemes – Passion (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Not the trashy kind of passion you might expect from the cover – but instead, one of the most trademark sides of legendary film composer Ennio Morricone – his talent for building a tune up slowly, almost out of nowhere, then letting it flow gently with a wonderful sense of space and sound! These cuts move between the bossa and jazz-inspired modes of his late 60s soundtracks, and that richer style that he would use to great international fame in the 80s – making the music here a great 70s bridge, with some wonderful tracks from a variety of Italian films of the time. The set features work from the films Il Giro Del Mondo, Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange, Le Due Sagioni Della Vita, Amanti D'Oltretomba, Cuore Di Mamma, I Figli Chiedono Perche, Per Le Antiche Scale, Maddalena, Mi Vedrai Tornare, and other lost classics – 21 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Al Dos BandDoing Our Thing With Pride ... LP
Warmer/Kalita (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A record that barely made a ripple at the time it came out, but which is a real indie gem from the underground scene of the 70s! Al-Dos Band are a group who are equally well-trained in soul music and gospel – and they seem to stick more in secular territory on the record, but certainly infuse their music with a great sense of spirit – a soaring sort of quality that definitely lives up to the pride in the title! Themes of religion are mostly on the backburner, but the group often has the vocals rise up together in righteous harmony – sometimes over club-tinged grooves that have a nicely funky edge, sometimes on mellower tunes that bring out even more shimmer in the vocals. Titles include "Look To The Sky", "Love Jones Coming Down", "Confusion", "Some Things Don't Mean A Thing", "Dream Song", "Doing Our Thing With Pride", and "Your Presence". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose AllisonMose Allison – The Complete Atlantic/Elektra Albums – 1962 to 1983 (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Strawberry (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD ... Just Sold Out!
A really wonderful collection of music – work that has an already-great artist taking off into all these new directions of his own – completely reinventing himself as the jazz generations moved on, always with a really strong sense of wit and imagination! Mose Allison first emerged as a bop pianist in the 50s, but soon added a unique vocal approach that was a bit New Orleans-tinged, but with a beat jazz sensibility too – a style that was a huge influence on the UK mods in the 60s, and countless others over the years! By the time Mose hit Atlantic Records in 1962, he was already perfecting that style – then opening it up to other elements as the 60s moved on, often hitting some wilder, more unusual approaches that just kept coming through the 70s! As he shifted over to Elektra Records at the end of that decade, he stepped slightly back to more traditional jazz vocal modes – but still also kept penning his own great tunes, often with themes that maintained his unique sense of wit and vision. The box features a whopping 104 tracks on 6CDs – 12 full albums that include I Don't Worry About A Thing, Swingin Machine, Word From Mose, Wild Man Is On The Loose, Mose Alive, I've Been Doin Some Thinkin, Hello There Universe, Western Man, Mose In Your Ear, Your Mind Is On Vacation, Middle Class White Boy, and Lessons In Living. CD

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassLost Treasures – Rare & Unreleased ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert Presents, 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Genius, pure genius – a wonderful collection of 22 rare numbers by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – all recorded during the group's years at A&M Records, and including a number of previously unreleased tunes! The sound here is completely sublime – way more than just the simple themes that you might expect from the TJB at the time, especially since there's a fair bit of numbers from Herb's late 60s years, when he was really opening into a wider range of modes explored by A&M Records on their Bacharach, Brazilian, soundtrack, and singer-songwriter releases. The whole thing's a key treasure in our 60s collection of instrumental pop – one that fills in a space we didn't even know we had! Titles include "Alone Again (Naturally)", "Julius & Me", "Happy Hour", "Promises Promises", "Whistlestar", "Killing Me Softy", "Chris", "Popcorn", "Flowers On The Wall", and "Up Cherry Street". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoThird Decade ... CD
ECM, 1985. Used ... $14.99
A surprisingly great little album – recorded on the occasion of the Ensemble's third decade in music, and a record that sounds a lot better than we remember! At the time of release, we kind of "pooh poohed" this one because of its divergence from some of the group's other styles – some tracks are straighter, more composed, and less improvised; others use a larger sound palette, and go for themes that are almost sentimental and nostalgic at times. Yet somehow, going back to this one, we're stunned at how interesting we find the whole thing – as each track seems to offer up a new surprise, and the series of musical visions expressed shows how much the group had grown during their time together. Includes the wonderful "Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi", the percussive jammer "Third Decade", the sonorously-wonderful "Bell Piece", and the tracks "Walking In The Moonlight", "Zero", and "Funky AECO". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonVery Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... CD
Warner/Rhino, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
15 tracks – and a great selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The pair started out doing some excellent work at Motown during the early 70s – but it wasn't until they moved to Warner in the middle of the decade that they began to emerge as the powerhouse act they became for the rest of their career. Nick and Valerie changed the face of duet soul forever – taking it past the simple boy/girl themes of 60s work by artists like Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell or Maxine Brown & Chuck Jackson, into a strident, adult, hard-grooving mode that forever changed the way male and female voices interacted in soul music. The set kicks off with a live medley of older Motown hits, which makes for a good comparison of modes – then rolls into classics like "Send It", "Found A Cure", "Nobody Knows", "Love Don't Make It Right", "Don't Cost You Nothing", "I'd Know You Anywhere", "Somebody Told a Lie", "Is it Still Good To Ya", "It Seems To Hang On", "Happy Endings", "Solid", and "Stuff Like That", done with Quincy Jones. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Albert AylerLove Cry ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Brilliant late work from spiritual saxophone genius Albert Ayler – one of his last truly great albums! The session has none of the jazz-meets-other music feel of some of the other Impulse albums – and is more in the straight expressive style of the ESP recordings. Tracks are more reined in here – with some short themes that are almost a distillation of the freedom Ayler had been expressing for a few years, summed up beautifully in tunes that have a plaintive cry, filled with as much soul and love as Ayler could muster into his horn! Players include Donald Ayler on trumpet, Cal Cobbs on harpsichord, Alan Silva on bass, and Milford Graves on drums – and titles include "Zion Hill", "Love Flower", "Love Cry", "Ghosts", "Omega", and "Dancing Flowers". CD also includes some extra bonus material! CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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Zelia BarbosaBrazil – Songs Of Protest ... CD
Monitor, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
An amazing record – one we'd easily rank right up there with some of our favorite 60s albums from Brazil – including work by Baden Powell or Elis Regina! This session has echoes of the best of both of those artists, but also predates their key moments too – a groundbreaking record that combines older folkloric themes and groovier rhythms of the post-bossa generation – all with an echoey brilliance that reminds us a lot of Powell's classic Afro Sambas record, but sung with the fierce emotion we've always loved in Elis. We've never seen another record from Zelia Barbosa, but this one moment of genius is more than enough to make us love her – a bold, righteous album that no doubt languished in the 60s in the world/folk underground of the Monitor label, but which would have exploded in Brazil had it been issued on Philips or Forma! Just about every cut's a winner, and titles include "Pedro Pedreiro", "Cheganca", "Nega Dina", "Zelao", "Cancao Da Terra", "Sina De Caboclo", "Feio Nao E Bonita", and "Opiniao". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Beach BoysPet Sounds (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Includes mono and stereo mixes of the whole album! CD

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Beach BoysToday! (SACD pressing) ... CD
Capitol/Analogue Productions, 1965. Used ... $29.99
A pre-Pet Sounds moment of genius from The Beach Boys – a record with some surprisingly wonderful songs tucked in amongst more familiar rockers! There's a growing brilliance here that's clearly evident in Brian Wilson's production, the tunes tender themes, and the complicated harmonics used to carry the whole thing off – a mixture of sadness, lust, and frustration that shows up beautifully on tunes like "Please Let Me Wonder", "She Knows Me Too Well", "In The Back Of My Mind", "Good To My Baby", and "Don't Hurt My Sister". And sure, the album does include the clunky "Bull Session With Big Daddy" – but that's offset by hits like "Dance Dance Dance", "Help Me, Ronda", and "Do You Wanna Dance". Includes the complete album in both mono and stereo mixes. CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing with both mono and stereo mixes!)

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BlowflyRappin' Dancin' & Laughin' ... LP
Weird World, 1980. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Blowfly changes up his groove nicely for the 80s – taking on a tightly-stepping approach to funk that's clearly inspired by some of the changes on the west coast scene – using Zapp-ish rhythms in a mode that ends up working pretty darn well for his off-color spoken lyrics! There's almost a P-Funk quality to the record – especially as the themes get a bit more political and current events-ish than usual – trading the easy sex jokes for some other comic fare on tunes that include "Convoy", "Blowfly Vs. Darth Vadar", "The Incredible Fulk", and "The Insects Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus Impressions ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A groovy blend of bossa themes and some of the lighter pop treatments that Bonfa often received – not really a problem for us, as the approach always filled out his sound a bit more, and made for some catchy tunes with a very groovy style! Tracks include "Bahia Soul", "Dois Amores", "Song Of The Hills", "Dreamy", "Samba De Orfeu", "Na Paz Do Amor", and "Rancho De Orfeu" – and arrangements are by Deodato, Bonfa, and Arnold Goland. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Gamma with deep groove. Cover has some ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and gloss separation along the top seam and at the bottom left corner.)

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Brand NubianOne For All (30th anniversary edition) ... CD
Elektra/Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
One of those records that maybe snuck in a bit under the wire at the time of release – but a set that instantly went on to become a classic, and one of the greatest debuts of the early 90s! Not only is the production great – full of sophisticated samples and ways of putting them together that set a whole new standard for a generation – but Brand Nubian also found a way to take some of the energy of the Native Tongues' freshness, and turn it towards more serious themes – but all without the heavy-handedness that made some of their contemporaries date quickly. Hats off to Grand Puba, Sadat X, and Lord Jamar for such a great job right from the start – on titles that include "All For One", "Slow Down", "Drop The Bomb", "Concerto In X Minor", and 2 mixes of "Wake Up" (Stimulated Dummies mix and the penultimate reprise) – plus "Who Can Get Busy Like This Man", "Ragtime", "To The Right", "Dance To My Ministry", "Step To The Rear", "Try To Do Me", and "Dedication". CD
(Limited CD edition – remastered!)

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✨✧ Brighter Side Of DarknessLove Jones ... CD
20th Century/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago – one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money – and the landmark album from teen soul quartet Brighter Side Of Darkness! Although young, Brighter Side managed to bring a depth to their work that was way more than kiddie soul – a heartfelt, heartbreaking quality that was all adult, no matter how youthful the themes – and their vocals are a perfect contrast to the fuller arrangements from producers Clarence Johnson and Johnny Cameron. The set contains the group's classic "Love Jones", still one of the best fragile harmony tracks of the early 70s – plus loads of other great numbers like "I Owe You Love", "I'm A Loser", "Just A Little Bit", and a superb remake of "Summer Ride". CD

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Octet ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
A full LP that combines early work by Dave Brubeck – pulled together from a few 10" LPs, and packaged in a nice cartoony cover. The record features the work of his octet – a group that gives a rare opportunity to hear Brubeck in a large group setting, and one that also features work by Cal Tjader on drums (!), plus Dick Collins and Paul Desmond on their usual instruments. Titles include "The Prisoner's Song", "Prelude", "IPCA", "Fugue On Bop Themes", "Schizophrenic Scherzo", "Playland At The Beach", and "Serenade Suite". CD

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Segun BucknorSegun Bucknor ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. Used ... $6.99
Seminal sounds from Segun Bucknor – one of the most soulful singers on the Nigerian scene of the 70s, and an artist who can mix funky grooves with some of the deeper currents and moodier themes that you'll hear in Zamrock recordings of the time! The album begins with some excellent upbeat riffing – but also balances things out wonderfully with some slower funk numbers – tunes that used blue organ lines that really fit the spirit of the vocals, while bubbling along a more gentle groove! The sound is pretty darn fresh, all these many years later – and the album's a great illustration of the revolutionary power that Bucknor brought to the scene. Titles include "The Price Of Love", "No Condition Is Permanent", "Everybody Wondering Why I Love You", "The Good Things Of Life", "Tragedy", and "Nigeria One & Forever". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Dave BurrellHigh Won – High Two (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
A pretty great and very strange album by avant pianist Dave Burrell – and maybe one of the best-known calling cards for his unique genius on the keys! Side one features an extended tune called "West Side Story", which is basically a medley of tunes from the musical, played with a nice dark edge by Burrell and a trio – with Sirone on bass and Bobby Kapp on drums, plus additional tambourine work by Pharoah Sanders! Side three features "East Side Colors", a great track in the ESP avant mode – and one that features killer drum work by Sonny Murray, and some fierce piano by Burrell – and side four features the long "Theme Stream Medley", another extended track, based on themes by Burrell. Other titles include "Margy Pargy", "Bobby & Si", "Bittersweet Reminiscence", and "Dave Blue". CD

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Frank ChacksfieldBeyond The Sea/New Limelight ... CD
Phase 4, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Phase 4 ventures into nautically themed territory, and then casts the limelight on theater tunes on this two-fer reissue from Frank Chacksfield. The orchestra lays out smooth, string and brass laden arrangements of popular numbers with water themes, then reprises famous show tunes with a similar approach. 33 numbers in all, including "Ebb Tide", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Stranger On The Shore", "Moon River", "Limelight", "In The Still Of The Night", "Smile", "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and "Here I Am". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don CherryMu Second Part (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
BYG/Sunspots (Italy), 1969. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and wooden flute – plus a bit of percussion too – alongside drummer Ed Blackwell, who's equally unbridled – showing a huge evolution since the time both he and Don spent in the group of Ornette Coleman! There's a few echoes of the global elements that Cherry would later embrace more strongly in the 70s – but the core energy here is mostly improvised jazz, handled at a level that really makes a lot better use of the freedom than some of Don's contemporaries. Titles on this second part include "Bamboo Night", "The Mysticism Of My Sound", "Psycho Drama", "Smiling Faces Going Places", "Teo Teo Can", and "Dollar Brand/Spontaneous Composing/Exert Man On The Moon". CD
(Out of print. Limited to 1500 copies.)

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Eugen CiceroRokoko-Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
One of the greatest jazz-meets-classical albums from pianist Eugen Cicero – thanks to a good amount of Rokoko in the grooves! The more flowery, flourishing style of the Rokoko era proves to be a perfect foil for Cicero's incredible approach to the keys – one that lets him bring even more complicated touches to the piano, while still working with tightly jazzy rhythms from the team of Peter Witte on bass and Charlie Antolini on drums! Witte and Antolini are great throughout – keeping things tight and focused, and making the record way more than a virtuostic exploration of classical themes. As much a jazz record as the best Swingle Singers sides from the 60s – with titles that include a great original called "Bach's Softly Sunrise", plus Bach's "Solfeggio C Moll", Couperin's "L'Adoslecente", and Scarlatti's "Sonate C-Dur". LP, Vinyl record album

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ColoursColours ... CD
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $4.99
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going on here – a sound that's almost pre-Sgt Peppers, but which has wonderfully complicated time changes, vocal parts, and production techniques that must have cost a pretty penny to such a little-known group! Horns and strings are arranged by Dave Roberts, and handled with a sensitivity that almost matches The Zombies' best at times – and the tunes themselves are a fresh variety of odd themes, including one number about robbing a liquor store. Titles include "Brother Lou's Love Colony", "Bad Day At Black Rock Baby", "Love Heals", "Rather Be Me", "I'm Leaving", "Cataleptic", "Don't You Realize", and "Lovin". CD

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Alice ColtraneSpiritual Eternal – The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (Eternity/Radha Krsna Nama Sankirtana/Transcendence) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 26.98
Three great albums from Alice Coltrane – all late 70s albums for Warner Brothers that really show her taking off as both a solo performer and a spiritual force! First up is Eternity – seminal 70s work from one of the most righteous jazz musicians ever! On this set, Alice Coltrane moves past the rawer spiritual sound of her Impulse albums – working with a more focused vision and an approach to jazz that takes her way past the identity of just being "Mrs Coltrane", into territory that's a more perfect expression of her spiritual vision. The approach calls for more ambitious orchestrations, yet never in a way that overwhelms the jazz basis of the music – and Alice herself is on Fender Rhodes, organ, and harp – working with players who include Fred Jackson and Hubert Laws on reeds, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, George Bohannon on trombone, Charlie Haden on bass, Ben Riley on drums, and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Spiritual Eternal", "Om Supreme", "Morning Workshop", "Wisdom Eye", and "Los Caballos". Radha Krsna Nama Saknirtana is pure spiritual loveliness from Alice, and a record that features a lot of additional playing by Indian musicians! Clearly, the Hari Krishnas have gotten to the lady here – as you can tell by the orange robe she's wearing on the cover, and the blank stare in her eyes – but that doesn't stop the album from being a nice one, filled with the soaring spiritualism of her best 70s work, and infused with a cross-cultural approach to jazz that makes for a wonderfully expansive sound. Tracks include "Om Namah Sivaya", "Hare Krishna", and "Govinda Jai Jai". Transcendence is a beautiful record from Alice Coltrane – a swirling mix of spiritual jazz and themes from Indian music! Alice plays organ, Fender Rhodes, and harp – building the sound as the album progresses, from simple airy strings to an earthier groove that features vocal refrains in unison with the keyboards, chanting away, over and over, stretching to the heavens in a cosmic groove! The record features a lot of variations on traditional Indian themes – including "Sivaya", "Ghana Nila", and "Bhaja Govindam" – plus the original tracks "Transcendence" and "Vrindavana Sanchara". CD

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John ColtraneGiant Steps (2CD 60th Anniversary Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 24.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! Great 2CD version – with a completely new mastering of the record, bonus notes, and a full set of unreleased outtakes and alternates – including "Naima (alt)", "Like Sonny (alt)", "Count Down (alt)", "Syeeda's Song Flute (alt)", "Giant Steps (incomplete alt take 1)", and two more takes of "Giant Steps". CD
Also available Giant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99

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John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 8 additional alternate takes! CD
(Late 90's edition with 8 bonus tracks tracks! BMG club pressing.)
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Giant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99
Giant Steps (2CD 60th Anniversary Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $1.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD
(Includes 5 bonus tracks.)
Also available Giant Steps (2CD 60th Anniversary Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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Nicola ConteJet Sounds (full LP) ... LP
Schema/Fez (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 32.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and one of the best albums we've ever heard of modern bossa and soundtrack grooves! For years, Nicola Conte has been a seminal force in the new Italian scene – working as a DJ, promoter, producer, and sometimes recording artist under the odd 12" single. This album marks his first full effort – and after years of bubbling under in the Italian scene, Nicola emerges as one of the most perfect-formed artists we've heard in years. The whole album's a breathtaking mix of 60s bossa, soundtrack, and easy themes – put together with never a dull moment, and always a focus on the kind of mid and uptempo grooves that have been pushing the Italian and German scenes for the last 5 years. The record features great mixes from a few of Nicola's 12" singles, plus a wealth of excellent new material that really expands his groove wonderfully – with a totally real, totally honest sound that pushes past the gazillion retro remix throwaway albums that you'll find stuffing the listening stations at the megastores! Tracks include "Il Cerchio Rosso", "Dossier Omega", "Trappola Mortale", "Jazz Pour Dadine", and "Bossa Per Due". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack CostanzoNaked City ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A very groovy mix of Latin rhythms and late 50's "crime" themes – and a stunning example of the Liberty sound in action! Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo plays hard conga and bongos with his orchestra, and the set includes killer themes like "Naked City", "Mr. Lucky", "African Waltz", "Peter Gunn", "Untouchables", "Theme From Route 66", and more! Not totally straight Latin, but with a great mix of styles that keeps things nice and lively! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Stanley CowellMusa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A solo piano set from Strata East mainman Stanley Cowell – but a record that's got enough soul and spirituality to rival a full group recording! Although working alone here, Cowell's touch on the keys is astounding – often flowing and highly rhythmic, with a pulsating sense of energy that makes even the mellower tracks sparkle with soulful imagination. A number of tracks are intimate explorations of themes heard more famously on albums done with Charles Tolliver – but which come alive in a whole new way here in Stanley's solo setting! Most work here is on acoustic piano, but Cowell also picks up the electric keys for the tune "Travelin Man" – done here as an overdubbed "duet", and one of the hippest tunes on the entire record! Other titles include "Abscretions", "Equipoise", "Prayer For Peace", "Departure No 2", "Sweet Song", and "Emil Danenberg". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Miles DavisESP ... CD
Columbia, 1965. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An album of dark and subtle beauty – and still one of our favorite Miles Davis albums of all time! The set's not as earth-shattering as some of Davis' other work of the 60s, but that's why we like it so much – because the emerging genius of the group with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams is held in a really special place here – one that ruminates quietly on space and soul, while Davis majestically directs tones and colors that he'd never gotten in a small group format before! Titles include the amazing "Iris", one of Miles' most haunting themes – plus "Little One", "RJ", "ESP", "Mood", and "Agitation". CD

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisSan Pasquale Baylonne Protettore Delle Donne ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $20.99 29.99
A really obscure soundtrack from the well-known 70s film score duo of Guido and Maurizio De Angelis – but one that really draws from their more famous work of the early part of the decade, and shows their strong ability to combine both action and comedy in a single tune! The music is a mix of playful themes at the start, but then gets more complex as things move on – and even includes a few groovier tunes amidst other numbers that are more aimed at whimsy, and which might use a single element to follow the melody amidst the orchestrations – particularly a flute or other woodwind. There was never a full album of the film's music released in the 70s – so this CD marks the first full-length debut of the score – served up in the best format of the Quartet label, with great sound, notes in English, and a total of 21 tracks in all. CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Francois De RoubaixLe Samourai/Les Adventuriers ... CD
Universal (France), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
2 of the greatest soundtracks ever from Francois De Roubaix – both recorded in that magical year of 1967! First up on the set is Les Adventuriers – a mindblowingly wonderful score for a Robert Enrico film, and one that offers a unique blend of jazzy rhythms, western themes, and more – all tied together by an extremely haunting theme! Some tunes have spaghetti western-esque acoustic guitar and whistling, while others have a more Frenchy isolated piano, played with a slightly watery feel – and some others take on a much more driving, almost Francis Lai-like approach. De Roubaix score for Jean Pierre Melville's classic Le Samourai follows in a much darker mode – as moody and solitary as the film's main character, but graced with some warmer touches on piano, flute, and even a bit of organ – none of which are especially jazzy, but which color in the music with extremely evocative tones. Titles include "Laetitia Par Alain Delon", "Journal De Bord", "Enterrement Sous-Marin", "Acrobaties Aeriennes", "Hotel Sandwich", "Martey's", "Valerie", "Le Samourai", and "Le Destin De Costello". CD

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Jackie De ShannonMe About You/Laurel Canyon/Put A Little Love In The Heart/To Be Free ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Four classic albums from Jackie DeShannon – all in a single set! First up is Me About You – sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – into cool adult territory that really makes the album great. Jackie's vocals are surprisingly soulful in the setting – even more so than before – and the tunes include lots of gems, including versions of Van Dyke Parks' "High Coin", John Sebastian's "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", and Tim Hardin's "Baby Close Its Eyes". Also includes "I Keep Wanting You", "Me About You", and "Nicole". Next is Laurel Canyon – heady work from Jackie DeShannon's later years in 60s pop – an album with themes and styles that go way beyond her earlier recordings – as you might guess from the hip Laurel Canyon reference in the title! Jackie's working here in a mode that's much more strongly in a singer-songwriter style than before – with arrangements and backings that are a lot more organic, and less pop-tuned than ever – almost in a Laura Nyro approach on some numbers. As usual, a good portion of the tracks were written by Jackie herself – including "Holly Would", "Come & Stay With Me", "LA", "Too Close", and "Laurel Canyon" – and the album also features a few well chosen tracks by other writers too, like "Bitter Honey" by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols, "I Got My Reason" by Barry White, and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by Smokey Robinson. Put A Little Love In Your Heart is quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop and soul that often characterized Jackie's work – and the overall sound is somewhat similar to some of Dusty Springfield's best pop/soul work from the same stretch. 10 of the album's 12 tracks are originals by Holiday and DeShannon – all set to soaring orchestrations by James Langeford, which often have a pronounced influence from the sound of Atlantic Records in the late 60s! Titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "You Are The Real Thing", "River Of Love", "Movin", "You Can Come To Me", "You Have A Way With Me", and "I Let Go Completely". To Be Free is an interesting little record – with kind of a crossover California soul feel overall – recorded with Rene Hall arrangements that echo a few rootsy modes at times, mixed in with fuller orchestrations that step a bit back towards Jackie's earlier years on Imperial – a surprisingly nice blend, with a fresh sound for the 70s. The album features a number of great tracks co-written with Jimmy Holiday – a fellow Imperial talent – and titles include "Mediterranean Sky", "Sooner Or Later", "What Was Your Day Like", "Livin On The Easy Side", "Brighton Hill", and "When Morning Comes Again". CD

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✨✧ Georges DelerueLe Mepris (Contempt) & Other Films ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A great collection of soundtrack work by Georges Delerue – featuring 6 tracks from Jean-Luc Godard's famous film Le Mepris (aka Contempt), plus tracks from the films Compte A Rebours, Heureux Qui Comme Ulysse, Cartouche, L'Insoumis, La Peau Douce, and L'Aine Des Ferchaux. Most of the work is in a strongly orchestral style – and even though the tracks are from diverse films, they're unified by a dark approach to the themes. Titles include "Lamento", "Capri", "Paul", "Camille", "Adultere", "Thomas Et Dominique", "Cartouche", "Final", and "Ulysse". 28 tracks in all – with notes in English and French! CD

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✨✧ Walt Dickerson (with Sun Ra)Impressions Of A Patch Of Blue ... LP
MGM, 1965. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent album recorded by vibist Walt Dickerson during the mid 60's. Ostensibly a "soundtrack session", Dickerson freely improvises on themes from the movie A Patch Of Blue, and turns the score into a great platform for moody jazz playing on vibes and piano. Even more surprising is the fact that Sun Ra is the pianist in the quartet, making a rare non-Arkestra appearance – and on a major label, too! Titles include "Bacon & Eggs", "Alone In The Park", "Selina's Fantasy", and "Thataway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Complete mono pressing, without the common defect, with deep groove! Cover has a cutout hole, and an x imprint – but is great overall.)

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DonovanHurdy Gurdy Man ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply introspective approach that has Donovan working in a world that's really all his own – less concerned with hit singles, and more focused on a personal journey in music, one that ties together many strands of music borrowed from Celtic, West Indian, jazz, and folk sources. Arrangers are John Cameron and John Paul Jones – and titles include "Get Thy Bearings", "Peregrine", "The Entertaining Of A Shy Girl", "West Indian Lady", "Jennifer Juniper", "Tangier", "The River Song", "The Sun Is A Very Magic Fellow", and "Hi It's Been A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Brent Dowe & The MelodiansBuild Me Up/Pre-Meditation (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Two soulful reggae classics – issued here back to back in a single set, along with 26 bonus tracks, and a total of 32 titles that appear here on CD for the first time ever! First up is the solo album Build Me Up by Brent Dowe – a sometime member of The Melodians, but one who sounds great here as a lead artist on his own – although many of the cuts follow the similar slow-stepping vibe of his earlier work with the group, and often have a bit of harmony vocals behind Brent's lead. Titles include "I'm Gonna Love You", "Without Me", "Ungrateful Baby", "Heartbreaking Love", "Something You Don't Have", "Don't Give Up", and "Build Me Up". Next up is the album Pre-Meditation – The Melodians really sparking on a set of tunes that were issued on the Sky Note label in 1978, but which really recall the earlier spirit of the group – music that's surprisingly stripped down, and almost with more of a rocksteady groove than you might expect for the time – although there are some roots reggae themes in the mix too. Sonia Pottinger handled production – and titles include "Swing & Dine", "Little Nut Tree", "Don't Get Weary", "Dry Up Yuh Tears", "I'm Gonna Fall In Love", and "Survival Is The Game". 2CD set features both albums, along with all the above-mentioned bonus tracks – lots more Melodians tracks that include "Little Blue Bird", "The News Is Out", "No Sweeter Way", "Share The Good Times", "Two Sides To Every Story", "No Nola", "Heartaches", "Black Man Kingdom Come", "Melodians In Medley", "Your Destiny", "Sweet City Woman", and lots lots more! CD

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EbonysSing About Life ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The set is one of only two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet has a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that's very hip – often applied to righteous themes worked out in a heavy soul mode, and which sounds just as great on the ballads as it does dancefloor numbers. This second album's got an even sharper edge than their debut – thanks to production and arrangements from Tony Camillo – who gives the album some great undercurrents of funk, and a slightly righteous style that reminds us of some of Norman Whitfield's best studio work of the time. Vocals are wonderful – with really great harmonies that balance out beautifully – in ways that are much more unified than other girl/guy soul groups. Titles include "Neighborhood Gossip", "Mr Me, Mrs You", "One Thing On My Mind", "Sing About Life", and "A Love of Your Own". CD

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Billy EckstineNow Singing In 10 Great Movies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 10 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "Moon River", "Never On A Sunday", "The Good Life", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Three Coins In A Fountain", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear and aging, and a small name in pen on front.)

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Kahil El Zabar & David MurrayKahil El Zabar's Spirit Groove ... LP
Spiritmuse, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $42.99 44.99
A really fantastic record from Chicago percussion legend Kahil El'Zabar – and one that features plenty of guest work on tenor from David Murray, a musician who always seems to be a perfect match for the musical ideas of Kahil! And the leader also steps out with a great side of his talents on the record too – as El'Zabar sings on a number of tracks – something he doesn't do often, but which always makes for a really special sound when he does – a vibe that's almost as if you've picked up some righteous record from the early 70s, in a really cool blend of jazz, soul, and message-oriented themes! The rest of the group features Emma Dayhuff on bass and Justin Dillard on piano and organ – and as usual, Kahil plays a huge range of percussion instruments, always inventively – and creating a richly organic setting that also seems to bring out the best in David Murray too. Titles include "Trane In Mind", "One World Family", "In My House", "Songs Of Myself", "In The Spirit", and "Necktar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy vinyl pressing!)

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Gil Evans & Tadd DameronArrangers' Touch ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Mid 70's 2LP set that combines fantastic early work from Gil Evans and Tadd Dameron. The Gil Evans tracks are shorter and less ambitious than some of Evans' work on Impulse, but the group is excellent – and even in a shorter format, the conception of the work still contains plenty of rich new ideas. Players include Louis Mucci, John Carisi, Steve Lacy, Willie Ruff, Paul Chambers, Nick Stabulis, and Lee Konitz on alto. Titles include "Ella Speed", "Big Stuff", "Jambangle", "Nobody's Heart", and "Remember". Tadd Dameron's contributions here are from a wonderful modernist session – and one that's especially great because it's filled with fresh themes that get past some of his over-reissued standards! Players here include Clifford Brown and Idrees Sulieman on trumpets, Gigi Gryce on alto, Benny Golson on tenor, and Dameron on piano. Titles include "Philly JJ", "Choose Now", "Theme Of No Repeat", and "Dial B For Beauty". Also included are readings of classic Dameron compositions – like "The Scene Is Clean", "Fontainebleau", and "Delerium" – all played by a great little group that includes Dameron on piano, plus Joe Alexander on tenor, Sahib Shihab on alto, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Henry Coker on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Eyes Of BlueCrossroads Of Time ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great work from a group who definitely are in the budding years of the UK progressive scene – but one who also knows how to stick to a tighter combo sound too! The record's got a really wonderful vibe – the full-on fire of some late beat group work, but much more farther-reaching in conception – both lyrically and instrumentally, especially when some light production touches kick in to do great things to the organ and vocals. The musical themes are a bit heady, too – some nicely political touches, but in a subtle way – and the group also turn out a nice cover of Love's "7 + 7 Is", alongside other tracks that include "Crossroads Of Time", "I'll Be Your Friend", "Prodigal Son", "Largo", "Love is The Law", and "Inspiration For A New Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(German remaster on Tapestry.)

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Free DesignButterflies Are Free – The Original Recordings 1967 to 1972 (4CD set) ... CD
Project 3/El (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99 38.99
The complete early recordings of The Free Design – one of the most heavenly vocal groups ever recorded! The lineup features two gals and two guys – singing together in ways that take the earlier harmony modes of the 60s into some very special territory – a bit like some of the more creative pop taking place at A&M Records, ala Sergio Mendes or The Sandpipers – but with a more innocent sound that really sets the tracks apart – even when the group are singing other folks' material! But the real charmers here are their original tunes, which come in more and more as the albums move on – innocent themes and playful lyrical lines that were almost ignored at the time, but went on to influence countless of artists and groups over the years. The package features the full albums Kites Are Fun, You Could Be Born Again, Heaven Earth, Stars Time Bubbles Love, Sing For Very Important People, One By One, and There Is A Song – plus lots more rare tracks from singles and archive tapes – including their great Christmas single! CD

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Freedom AffairFreedom Is Love ... CD
Sunflower Soul/Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $10.99
A really great contemporary soul group – one who've got a different vibe than some of the rest, and this warmly righteous spirit that really lives up to the title of the record! The group embrace themes of love and power equally – rising up with a quality that's a great change from some of the more offhand modes that sometimes grace records like this – a group who put their soul message first, then follow through with nicely funky backings. There's three different female singers in the group – Misha Roberts, Paula Saunders, and Seyko Groves – who each get to solo in the lead, but have strong harmony support from the others – on titles that include "Outta My Mind", "Move On", "Rise Up", "Don't Shoot", "One Nation", "Love Liberates", and "Make Me Surrender". CD

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Marvin GayeDream Of A Lifetime ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Sealed ... $19.99
A great posthumous release from the mighty Marvin Gaye – a set that's half comprised of material that Marvin was working on before his early death, and half pulled from rare personal recordings he'd entrusted to his mother! The cover carries a message that some of the material might be "offensive to some listeners" – and the music is kind of an 80s extension of the sensual themes that Gaye first opened up in the 70s – taken to some slightly more sexual territory here. But other tracks are even more sophisticated than you might expect – very ambitious material that almost hint at a return to the greatness of early 70s Motown and its more complicated presentation of themes – and which offsets the love songs nicely. Together, the work makes for a surprisingly nice addition to Gaye's catalog – possibly not as essential as some of his classics, but still way better than the work of most – and proof that Marvin hardly ever missed at all! Titles include "Sanctified Lady", "Savage In The Sack", "It's Madness", "Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around)", "Symphony", "Life's Opera", and "Dream Of A Lifetime" LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with Nice Price sticker. Cover has a cutout hole and PC 39916 barcode sticker on the spine.)

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Marvin GayeI Want You ... CD
Motown, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 13.98
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! CD

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Jerry GoldsmithGoldsmith At 20th Vol 2 – The Detective/Flim Flam Man ... CD
La La Land, 1967. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of overlooked Jerry Goldsmith soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is The Detective – a soundtrack we've been trying to find for years – given the way the music works perfectly in the surprisingly dark film! Goldsmith uses lots of jazzy tones in his scoring – especially trumpet lines – which works wonderfully not just for the urban location of the narrative, but to underscore the really melancholy mood of the whole movie – one of those Bullitt-era cop stories that shows the overwhelming effect of crime upon the outlook of a detective. There's a few weird touches in the mix – some swirling, almost watery moments – and titles include "A New Love", "A Family Affair", "Beach Scene", "Joe", "Night Talk", "The Safe Cracker", and "The Ball Game". The Flim Flam Man was recorded right around the same time, but is quite different – more rural than urban, with American themes that come through in the use of harmonica, woodwinds, and a bit of banjo and guitar – almost a Copland-esque fantasy of the country, but with warmer touches that both belie the comedic nature of the film, and the sensitivity that Goldsmith can bring to any sort of setting. CD features 16 tracks from the film – including "Stolen Property", "A Little Inspiration", "The Flim Flam Man", "A Good Trick/No Rest For The Wicked", "Curley's Plan", and "The Waiting Game". CD

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✨✧ GospelairesMoving Up – The Early Years 1956 to 1965 ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic work from the Gospelaires – a group from Dayton, Ohio – but one who recorded most of the music here down in Houston – where they issued some tremendous singles for the Peacock label! The group are incredible – and sing with a hard-edged frenzy that's maybe more familiar in some of the best doo wop work of the 50s – a mode that certainly influenced the presentation of the Gospelaires style, which they then took to a whole new level with the spiritual themes of their songs! These guys really knock it out of the park right from the start – and the lead vocals of Robert Washington are especially great – which is a good thing, as he's featured in that role on most of the tracks. The package features 29 tracks in all, and plenty of notes on the group – with titles that include "Sit Down Children", "Just Faith", "Some People Never Stop To Pray", "My Work Was Not In Vain", "Rest For The Weary", "Trouble No More", "Ride This Train", "The Last Days", and "Motherless Children". CD

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Vince GuaraldiCharlie Brown Suite & Other Favorites ... CD
Bluebird, 1968. Used ... $9.99
Rare recordings by one of the grooviest piano players ever – the fab Vince Guaraldi, known for his famous work on the Charlie Brown cartoons of the 60s! This set features Peanuts-related material done by Vince on a number of different sessions – the core of which took place in 1968, and features "The Charlie Brown Suite", a set of tracks that feature Vince's trio performing with some added orchestral backings. The mood of these tunes is varied, as some have the core small combo sound of the cartoons – while others expand the themes a bit more with added orchestrations, taking the tunes into emotions and tonal ranges we wouldn't have expected – and which make us like Vince even more! Added to these "suite" tunes are a few solo piano ones, and a great live recording with Eddie Duran on guitar! Titles include "Linus & Lucy With The Band", "Charlie Brown Theme", "Happiness Is", "Peppermint Patty", "Charlie Brown Theme", "Rain Rain Go Away", "Red Baron", and "Cast Your Fate To The Wind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Harpers BizarreHarpers Bizarre 4 ... LP
Warner, 1969. Very Good ... $16.99
The 4th, and unfortunately, the last Warner album by Harpers Bizarre – one of the few testaments of genius left to us by this incredible group! The record shows the group moving past the sweet pop and dreamy nostalgia of earlier albums – tentatively stepping into the haze of the late 60s LA scene with a blend of songs that share a lot musically with earlier work, but which also seem to have a more adult approach to some of their themes. Arrangements are by the group mostly – with help from pop geniuses like Jack Nitzsche, Nick De Caro, Lenny Waronker, Harry Nilsson, and Perry Botkin Jr. The harmonies are sublime – and the group effortlessly blends original tunes like "Soft Soundin Music", "All Through The Night", "When The Band Begins To Play", and "There's No Time Like Today, along with bizarre covers like "Hard To Handle", "Something Better", "I Love You Alice B Toklas", and Jim Pepper's "Witchi Tai To", which is worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green W7 label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some wear and aging, and some splitting in the spine held with pieces of clear tape/)

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✨✧ Tom HarrellFirst Impressions ... CD
High Note, 2015. Used ... $12.99
Stunning work from trumpeter Tom Harrell – a player who's been making records for decades, but who really seems to be hitting a creative high point in his great flurry of recent albums! This sparkling set is one of Harrell's best of the bunch – a set that's got Tom blowing in these richly colorful extrapolations on themes from Debussy and Ravel, but turned inside-out so that there's no classicism at all – just the best use of musical ideas from the composers, which Harrell then takes into these jazzy patterns that are really wonderful – delivered gently on his own trumpet and flugelhorn, in a group that features flute from Charles Pillow, soprano and tenor from Wayne Escoffery, and piano from Danny Grissett! The group also adds in a violin and cello – but used in very un-classical ways that are extremely haunting – and Tom also works with a few of his own compositions as well. Wonderful stuff – with titles that include "Reverie", "Beau Soir", "Perspectives", "Musique Du Cafe", "Sarabande", and "Voices". CD
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Eddie HarrisMighty Like A Rose ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
Although Exodus to Jazz was probably the biggest album of Eddie's career, we've always been a bit more partial to this excellent LP, a terrific document of Eddie's work from his early days on the Chicago jazz scene. Featuring Eddie's good early group with Willie Pickens on piano, Jo Dorio on guitar, and Harold Jones on drums, the sound is a nice mix of soul jazz, hard bop, and slightly more exotic themes, with the kind of tinges that Yusef Lateef was putting into his work at the time. Cuts include "There Is No Time", "Mighty Like A Rose", and six others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove and Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Eddie HazelGame, Dames, & Guitar Thangs ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99 On December 3, 2021
A massively tripped-out set of guitar-based funk – played to perfection by the legendary Eddie Hazel, best known for his work in the George Clinton P-Funk empire! The album offers a different side of Eddie's talents – one that's produced with a smoothly compressed California groove, in a mode that's almost an extension of some of the themes explored by Shuggie Otis on his own 70s albums – taken with a bit more of a P-Funk style. George Clinton produced the set with Eddie – and the tunes have a nice slow-stepping groove that really opens up the guitar solos wonderfully. The record kicks off with a massive cover of "California Dreamin" – but the whole thing's great, with a wonderfully unified feel throughout! Other titles include "Frantic Moment", "What About It?", "So Goes The Story", "Physical Love", and a great cover of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". CD
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✨✧ Eddie HazelGame, Dames, & Guitar Thangs ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A massively tripped-out set of guitar-based funk – played to perfection by the legendary Eddie Hazel, best known for his work in the George Clinton P-Funk empire! The album offers a different side of Eddie's talents – one that's produced with a smoothly compressed California groove, in a mode that's almost an extension of some of the themes explored by Shuggie Otis on his own 70s albums – taken with a bit more of a P-Funk style. George Clinton produced the set with Eddie – and the tunes have a nice slow-stepping groove that really opens up the guitar solos wonderfully. The record kicks off with a massive cover of "California Dreamin" – but the whole thing's great, with a wonderfully unified feel throughout! Other titles include "Frantic Moment", "What About It?", "So Goes The Story", "Physical Love", and a great cover of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Eddie HazelGame, Dames, & Guitar Thangs (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99 On December 3, 2021
A massively tripped-out set of guitar-based funk – played to perfection by the legendary Eddie Hazel, best known for his work in the George Clinton P-Funk empire! The album offers a different side of Eddie's talents – one that's produced with a smoothly compressed California groove, in a mode that's almost an extension of some of the themes explored by Shuggie Otis on his own 70s albums – taken with a bit more of a P-Funk style. George Clinton produced the set with Eddie – and the tunes have a nice slow-stepping groove that really opens up the guitar solos wonderfully. The record kicks off with a massive cover of "California Dreamin" – but the whole thing's great, with a wonderfully unified feel throughout! Other titles include "Frantic Moment", "What About It?", "So Goes The Story", "Physical Love", and a great cover of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Electric blue vinyl pressing!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 3.

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Lee HazlewoodLee Hazlewoodism – Its Cause & Cure (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Light In The Attic, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
We love Lee Hazlewood – and this album is one of his best! The record's a stunning batch of Lee's original compositions – all wonderful examples of the way that Lee could take a postwar fascination with Western themes and images, and turn it on itself to reveal the anxieties and frustrations of the 60s generation – all with a smooth presentation and near-perfect backings from the legendary Billy Strange! If you ever needed proof of why Lee Hazlewood's so great, this album may well be it – a record we'd gladly trade for a dozen by other 60s singer/songwriters. Titles include "The Girls In Paris", "After Six", "In Our Time", "Jose", "The Old Man & His Guitar", "Dark In My Heart", and "The Nights". Fantastic stuff! Great reissue features three bonus tracks from Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks – "Frenesi", "Muchacho", and "Batman". CD

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Holy Modal RoundersIndian War Whoop ... CD
ESP/Don Giovanni, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99
Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange mixture of hippie instrumentation and sci-fi experimentation! The group for the record is a quartet – with the core combo of Peter Stampfel on violin and vocals and Steve Weber on guitar, augmented by playwright Sam Shephard on drums and Lee Crabtree on piano and organ – plus extra vocals from the trio of Antonia, Barbara, & Wendy. The music is in the best free-thinking style of other rock on the ESP label in the 60s – and titles include "Jimmy & Crash Survey The Universe" and "The Second-Hand Watch". CD

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ICP OrchestraBospaadje Konijnehol I (Forest Path Rabbithole I) ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
There's a beautiful assemblage of players here – all working under that special Instant Composers banner that seems to create a special sort of magic – shifting sounds as the different players come together under the leadership of pianist Misha Mengelberg, who also structured most of the loose compositions that are used as the basis for free improvisation, or "instant composing" as the group states with their name! Players include Han Bennink on percussion, Ab Baars and Michael Moore on reeds, George Lewis and Wolter Wierbos on trombones, Erns Clerum on bass, Evert Hekkema on trumpet, Ernst Reijseger on cello, Maartje Ten Hoorn on violin, and Maurice Horsthuis on viola – all working together in all these wonderful ways, as inventive as any of the best music you'd hear from Mengelberg or Bennink in other settings. The set features two long, loosely-structured suites – Mengelberg's "De Purperen Sofa", and "Ellington Mix" – which features extrapolations of Ellington themes greatly changed up by Misha. CD

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Milt JacksonStatements ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1961/1964. Used ... $6.99
A great statement from vibist Milt Jackson – one of his key solo sessions in a great 60s run of recordings away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! Like the classics that followed this one, the vibe is much more soulful than any of Milt's records with the MJQ – kind of an extension of the groove he hit on 50s dates for Savoy and Prestige, swung with an even tighter feel here in the Impulse Records setting! The backing's from a trio that includes Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – and the tracks are short, but have some nice haunting themes that work well with the sensitive vibes of Jackson and piano of Jones. Titles include "Put Off", "Statement", "Slowly", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Thrill From The Blues". CD
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✨✧ Waylon JenningsSinger Of Sad Songs/The Taker & Tulsa/Good Hearted Woman/Ladies Love Outlaws ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Four fantastic early 70s albums from Waylon Jennings – all brought together in a single set! First up is Singer Of Sad Songs – a real career-changing record from Waylon Jennings – a set that's a few years before his big burst of fame, but which already shows him exploring the kind of material and direction that would fuel that later fire! Lee Hazlewood is on board for some of the production, and the tunes are a really well-chosen batch of numbers that shake loose from some of the more commercial or folksy work that Jennings was recording for RCA a few years before – and starting to open up into some of the cooler country currents that were coming from the underground. The set features a wonderful version of the Lee Hazelwood tune "She Comes Running" – "Time Between Bottles Of Wine", "Sick & Tired", "No Regrets", "Honky Tonk Woman", "Rock Salt & Nails", "Donna On My Mind", and "Must You Throw Dirt In My Face". The Taker/Tulsa is seminal 70s work from Waylon Jennings – a set recorded at a time when the singer was really starting to break from the rest of the country music pack! The set features some great tunes penned by the young Kris Kristofferson – a hint at the sort of vibe going on here, as Jennings was starting to bring in some more interesting material to his performances – which here often including some nicely stripped-down instrumentation that hints at the outlaw sound to come! Titles include "The Taker", "You'll Look For Me", "Lovin' Her Was Easier", "Six White Horses", "Casey's Last Ride", "Sunday Mornin' Coming Down", "Tulsa", and "Grey Eyes You Know". Good Hearted Woman is a record that would give Waylon Jennings one of his big songs of the 70s – the great title track co-written with Willie Nelson, and a real blueprint for the growing outlaw vibe the pair would soon inhabit! Ronny Light handles a lot of the production, with that fresh style that's newly respectful of Waylon in comparison to some 60s recordings – sparkling nicely here on tunes that include nicely mature themes that really show the depths that Jennings could offer when given a chance. Titles include "Do No Good Woman", "To Beat The Devil", "One Of My Bad Habits", "The Same Old Lover Man", "Good Hearted Woman", and "It Should Be Easier Now". Ladies Love Outlaws has a hokey title – but the set's the sort that laid the groundwork for the big rise of Waylon Jennings in the 70s – full of material that includes some classics penned by Waylon himself, plus more from Hoyt Axton, Mickey Newbury, and Lee Clayton! The production is nicely modern – RCA finally getting things right with a singer of this depth – and titles include "Thanks", "Frisco Depot", "Sure Didn't Take Him Long", "Crazy Arms", "Revelation", "Never Been To Spain", and "Under Your Spell Again". CD

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✨✧ Quincy JonesCinema Of Quincy Jones (6CD box set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $34.99
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material, some of which has never been on CD. The package is way more than just a sampler – and includes an album's worth of material from the films The Pawnbroker, Slender Thread, Mirage, The Deadly Affair, In The Heat Of The Night, In Cold Blood, Walk Don't Run, The Italian Job, Lost Man, and John & Mary – plus two versions of the love theme from The Getaway, and a bonus CD with 18 tracks – titled Q's highlights, and featuring tracks from his Mercury records – plus more by Billy Preston, Arthur Prysock, Bill Cosby, Shirley Horn, Letta Mbulu, Toots Thielemans, and others. Even features the "Sanford & Son" and "Ironside" themes! CD

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Quincy JonesSmackwater Jack ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A great bit of 70s electric work from Quincy – and probably his funkiest album ever! Quincy's really stepping out here from the straighter and spacier styles of earlier records – going for more of the dirty grooves he was cutting up for soundtrack albums, and hitting notes that were a lot more fitting for the blacksploitation era. The record includes the massive funky track cut "Hikky-Burr", which was the theme to the first Bill Cosby Show, and which has a sinister groove, and some wild shouted lyrics! Also features two more great themes – "Ironside" and "The Anderson Tapes" – both of which have a cool electric sound to them, and the nice title cut, which actually features Quincy on vocals! Other tracks include "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "What's Going On", "Brown Ballad" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing in the embossed cover, with a name in pen, surface wear, and aging.)

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Vasco Vassil KojucharovDjango Il Bastardo ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the more obscure entries in the Django series of Italian spaghetti western films of the 60s – but one that's got a really wonderful soundtrack, penned by one of the more obscure artists to provide music for the Italian scene too! Vasco Vassil Kojucharov really echoes some of the coolest styles of his contemporaries here – from driving themes, to nicely moody numbers that might have a piano line echoing in space, or a spare fuzzy guitar bit making a bold statement before a moment of action! And as with others of this nature, there's also a few sweeter moments – that really great balanced of moods and timing that Morricone hit with Once Upon A Time In The West – maybe copied a bit here by Vasco, but in a really great way. 26 tracks in all! CD

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Yann Kornowicz & Dan AmozigVideoclub ... LP
Beatsqueeze (France), 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A record that wears its influence strongly on the cover – a set that's a nod back to the great film themes of years past – and very particularly, the moment in which the only way to access classic 70s action films was through the world of VHS tape rental! That mixing of eras is maybe a great way to sum up the sound here – as there's definitely a blacksploitation aesthetic filtered through a generation of cheaper quality – but in a way that's lean and clean, and which avoids some of the too-exact modes of representation of other projects of this nature. Tunes are nice and short – the album's got 17 numbers in all – and titles include "Car Chase In Montmartre", "Ursulla Undressed", "The Snitch", "Hellevator", "Monte Carlo Drive", "The Curse Of The Golden VHS", "Psylocibe Atlantis", and "Back In Town". LP, Vinyl record album

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KraftwerkRadio-Activity (yellow colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Spacey sounds from out of the ether – Kraftwerk's wonderful tribute to radio, spun out in the same spare electronics they used to give some love to the computer, too! The album's the first by the group to really work as a unified suite of tracks – building up wonderfully over the course of both sides of the record – with themes that return, and bubble through other themes – creating a sense of careful, conceptual interplay that really blows away most of their 70s contemporaries – at the same time winning them a much bigger audience in the mainstream. Titles include "Radioland", "Airwaves", "News", "The Voice Of Energy", 'Uranium" and "Ohm Sweet Ohm". LP, Vinyl record album
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Henryk KuzniakDzieciol ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked Polish soundtrack from the start of the 70s – scored for a comedy, but put together with a huge range of unusual and striking sounds! The record begins with a catchy theme – the sort that you'd hear in a Neil Simon comedy a few years later – but by track three, things have already moved into these really noisy electronics, before shifting back to a processed harmonica theme, moody mellow trumpet lines, jazzier bits, and other really amazing sounds! Composer Henryk Kuzniak claims to have thought about his work in terms of color, not notes or melody – and you can definitely hear that on the record – as each track is almost a mini painting in sound, often with some unusual processing to make familiar sounds very unusual. There's a few straighter, groovier themes in the mix – which balances things out in a really great way – and titles include "Bede Tego Niedlugo Potrzebowal", "Makrele W Tomacie", "Nie Mam O Kogo Byc Zazdrosny", "Ja Sobie Wypraszam Pani Misko", and "Grajmy W To". CD

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Francis LaiPassager De La Pluie (Rider In The Rain) (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
A fantastic soundtrack from the great Francis Lai! The record is one of his most unusual – and features a number of short songs that focus on spare keyboard work, either on organ, piano, or electric piano, and with some cool groovy instrumentation, and a bit of light strings and woodwinds. The slow sensuous themes are among some of the best Lai instrumental work we've ever heard – and the soundtrack is a real gem from one of the best points in his career. The set kicks off with the vocal number "Le Passager De La Pluie", sung by the lovely Severine, and includes the cuts "Theme Des Voitures", "L'Arrestation", "Theme Dobbs", "Souvenir De Melancolie", "Le Viol", and "Theme Bestial". Wonderful stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful Japanese pressing – with a cooler cover than the original French version! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Angelo Francesco LavagninoKali Yug – La Dea Della Vendetta/Il Mistero Del Tempo Indiano ... CD
CAM/Quartet (Spain), 1963. New Copy 2CD ... $28.99 39.99
A pair of rare 60s soundtracks from Italian maestro Angelo Francesco Lavagnino – both of which work together well in a single package! First up is Kali Yug – one of the coolest, most exotic soundtracks we've ever heard from Angelo Francesco Lavagnino – and that's saying a lot, given that he also did work for crime, western, and sci fi movies too! The music has a feel that nicely fits the cover – almost exotica at times, but with more touches of jazz and soundtrack elements too – although some numbers use very cool percussion and woodwinds, with a feel that's almost ethnographic in spots! The careful blend almost rivals Les Baxter at his Capitol Records best – and titles include "Il Raja", "Idillio Di Amrita", "Le Carovane", "Rapsodia Indiana", "Giostra Bengalese", and "Notturno In Giardino". This CD version features a whopping 29 tracks in all – lots of bonus material added to the original record. Next is Il Mistero Del Tempio Indiano – a soundtrack with a nice mix of exotic themes and more dynamic and dramatic passages – a vibe that's very similar to some of the best "blood and sandals" material from the Italian scene of the late 50s and early 60s! Most of the instrumentation is conventional, but used in unusual tones and phrasing – and mixed with some nice percussion touches at times – all in a blend of modes that provides a nice sense of diversity through the 19 tracks included in the package. CD

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Michel LegrandLa Piscine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 39.99
An incredibly groovy late 60s soundtrack from Michel Legrand! La Piscine may well be one of the last under-reissued scores from Legrand's genius period – that time when he was hitting heavily on soundtracks for The Thomas Crown Affair, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, and other classics. This one's got a feel that's right up there with those – a mix of jazzy styles, mod themes, and cool vocal touches – sometimes scatted a bit, with that raspy style we love in Legrand's singing. A few other tunes are a bit mellow, but in a great way that really fits the watery title of the set – cool and shimmering, and with a great sense of sound that really shows Legrand's talents. Titles include "La Piscine", "Blues Pour Romy", "Suspicion", "Dans La Soiree", and "De Souvenirs En Regrets" – plus "Run Brother Rabbit Run" sung by Delaney Bramlett and "Ask Yourself Why" sung by Sally Stevens. LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandLa Piscine (with bonus tracks – and Un Homme Est Mort 7" single) ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99 39.99
An incredibly groovy late 60s soundtrack from Michel Legrand! La Piscine may well be one of the last under-reissued scores from Legrand's genius period – that time when he was hitting heavily on soundtracks for The Thomas Crown Affair, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, and other classics. This one's got a feel that's right up there with those – a mix of jazzy styles, mod themes, and cool vocal touches – sometimes scatted a bit, with that raspy style we love in Legrand's singing. A few other tunes are a bit mellow, but in a great way that really fits the watery title of the set – cool and shimmering, and with a great sense of sound that really shows Legrand's talents. Titles include "La Piscine", "Blues Pour Romy", "Suspicion", "Dans La Soiree", and "De Souvenirs En Regrets" – plus "Run Brother Rabbit Run" sung by Delaney Bramlett and "Ask Yourself Why" sung by Sally Stevens. This edition features two songs never issued on vinyl – "Une Equette" and "Chasse Croise" – plus a bonus version of "La Piscine". Also includes a bonus 7" single with soundtrack material from "Un Homme Est Mort"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch of "Un Homme Est Mort" soundtrack!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) ... CD
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD

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Les JaguarsLes Jaguars Vol 2 (clear yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Disques Merite/Return To Analog (Canada), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A record with a sexy cover and a slinky sound to match – the rare second album from the cool French instrumental combo Les Jaguars – a 60s group who start in modes that resemble American surf guitar, but really take off into some great directions of their own! The style here is familiar – bass, two guitars, and drums – but the quality of the instrumentation gets nicely complex, and opens up way past catchy themes and references to sand and surf – as the group turn in mostly original tunes throughout, and have some especially great interplay between the two guitars – at a level that might normally be carried by an additional keyboard or tenor sax. The record's a hell of an instro rocker – way more so than you'd guess from the cheesecake cover – and titles include "Tourbillon", "Guitare Cha Cha", "Melle Yeye", "Guitare Strip", "Guitare Jet", "Dors Mon Amour", and "Jaguar Shake". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing on clear yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln's Affair – A Story Of A Girl In Love ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the strangest things about Abbey Lincoln's career is the fact that, despite her hip affiliations with the left end of the jazz spectrum, she's actually been slotted into a fair number of straighter projects, not only in music, but in film as well. This album's a perfect example of that – and may well be the reason for Abbey's later leanings towards the left – as here, in her debut LP, she comes off as a dreamy girl singer, recorded by Liberty almost in a mode that's similar to Julie London or some of their other gal stars – with complicated backings from Benny Carter and Marty Paich. The record is lacking the stark captivating quality of Abbey's later records, but it does have a certain kind of charm – especially as the love themes in the set are all-adult, at a mature level that you'd really only hear from a rare few other singers, like Shirley Horn or Lorez Alexandria. Titles include "Two Cigarettes In The Dark", "Take Me In Your Arms", "No More", "Affair", "This Can't Be Love", "I Wake Up Smiling", and "Love Walked In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful French reissue from the 80s – on heavy vinyl and with a heavy cover!)

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Michel MagneUn Singe En Hiver ... LP
Le Pop Club (France), 1963. New Copy ... $30.99 About October 22, 2021 (delayed)
A record with an odd mix of styles – sometimes using strings in conventionally sentimental ways, but other times bringing in starker instruments to carve out Eastern themes – but in a way that swings with a groovier 60s edge! LP, Vinyl record album

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Krzysztof MarzecW Labiryncie ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A set of short little tracks that were all done for a Polish TV series at the end of the 80s – music that has plenty of 80s touches in the instrumentation, but served up in more of a sound library mode – almost as if the composer were listening to British pop hits on the radio, then finding a way to strip them down and use them for shorter scenes in the show! Most numbers are between the one and two minute range – and there's only lyrics on one of the album's twenty six tracks – which make all the other themes work together in a very nice way – a playful instrumental pastiche that includes the tunes "Hot Dog Is Sexy", "Spoko", "Yamamine, "Jeff Tune", "Zielone Reggae", "Kochania", "Marcowa Samba", "Psy Cho", and "Temat Biegu". CD

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Van McCoyVan McCoy & His Magnificent Movie Machine ... LP
H&L, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
While Van McCoy never quite hit it as big with any of his other efforts as he did with "The Hustle", he churned out his fair share of disco productions throughout the 70s. Here he gives a batch of soundtrack songs and movie themes the disco medley treatment: "Moon River", "Over The Rainbow", "Gone With The Wind", "Somewhere", "Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)", "Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)", "theme From Shaft", "Lara's Theme From Doctor Zhivago" and "The Magnificent Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is slightly wavy at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBe For Real – The PIR Recordings 1972 to 1975 (I Miss You/Black & Blue/To Be True/Wake Up Everybody/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
A fantastic collection – four classic Philly International albums from this legendary group – plus a CD of bonus material too! First up is I Miss You – a groundbreaking record that forever changed the course for male soul music in the 70s – a set that has the young Teddy Pendergrass fronting the Blue Notes with a sound that's completely sublime – a mix of rough and smooth, personal and polished – which really pushed the music forward strongly for generations! The strength of the record really comes through in these amazing long tracks that have Teddy speaking, then singing – "I Miss You" and "Be For Real" – delivering a message of mature, masculine power – very much in keeping with the new values that Philly International were putting forth. The whole album's great, though – a sophisticated soul masterpiece, with the tracks "Ebony Woman", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", and "Let It Be You". Next is Black & Blue – a killer batch of studio tracks, despite the live image of the group on the cover! The album's got a slightly more expansive feel than some of the other Teddy Pendergrass-era albums by The Blue Notes – almost a mini-symphony of soul, and one that takes arrangements from Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Vince Montana – and wraps the vocals up in a soaring, righteous sort of feel! The rougher, more personal Teddy Pendergrass style of I Miss You is folded a bit more into the harmonies of the rest of the group here – and the result is a powerful wave of soul that pushes The Blue Notes right to the top of the pack. The album features classics like "The Love I Lost" and "Is There A Place For Me" – plus other nice material like "Concentrate On Me", "It All Depends On You", and "I'm Weak For You". To Be True is one of the legendary classics from the Philly International years of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – a time when the group was featuring the tremendous lead vocals of the great Teddy Pendergrass! The set's a stunner all the way through – one of the best Philly mixes of smooth, professional backings and deeply personal lyrics – as Teddy soars to the top of the mix with his excellent leads, and gets excellent support from the rest of the Blue Notes on harmonies – but also steps aside to make a bit of space to introduce singer Sharon Paige on one cut, who'd have a greater role in the group in years to come. The songwriting, production, and other Sigma Studios touches are sublime – and titles include "Hope That We Can Get Together Soon", "Where Are All My Friends", "Bad Luck", "To Be True", "Nobody Could Take Your Place", and "All Because Of A Woman". On Wake Up Everybody, Teddy Pendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. CD3 features bonus tracks – some of them nice and long – titles that include "I Miss You (live)", "Everybody's Talkin", "Bad Luck (Tom Moulton mix)", "Don't Leave Me This Way (Tom Moulton mix)", "The Love I Lost (live)", and "If You Don't Know Me By Now (live)". CD

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlack & Blue/Wake Up Everybody (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Vocalion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
A pair of 70s gems from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes! Black & Blue is classic Philly soul from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – a killer batch of studio tracks, despite the live image of the group on the cover! The album's got a slightly more expansive feel than some of the other Teddy Pendergrass-era albums by The Blue Notes – almost a mini-symphony of soul, and one that takes arrangements from Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Vince Montana – and wraps the vocals up in a soaring, righteous sort of feel! The rougher, more personal Teddy Pendergrass style of I Miss You is folded a bit more into the harmonies of the rest of the group here – and the result is a powerful wave of soul that pushes The Blue Notes right to the top of the pack. The album features classics like "The Love I Lost" and "Is There A Place For Me" – plus other nice material like "Concentrate On Me", "It All Depends On You", and "I'm Weak For You". On Wake Up Everybody, Teddy Pendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Pat MethenyTravels ... LP
ECM, 1982. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A live album, but every bit as seminal as the studio sides that Pat Metheny cut for ECM at the time – and proof that the Metheny magic was clearly his own, and not just a product of studio tricks by Manfred Eicher! The set reprises tunes and themes from a variety of Metheny's earlier ECM albums – but the live presentation of the material somehow really transforms a number of them – pushing them into a soundspace that's similar to the one explored by Pat on the Offramp album, augmented especially by the presence of percussionist Nana Vasconcelos in the group. Titles include "Phase Dance", "Farmer's Trust", "Straight On Red", "The Fields The Sky", "Are You Going With Me", "Extradition", "Going Ahead", "As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls", and "Travels". LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco MicalizziDelitto Sull'Autostrada ... LP
GDM/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1982. New Copy ... $30.99
A great 80s soundtrack from 70s cop/crime maestro Franco Micalizzi – still going strong here in the following decade, but with a leaner, more keyboard-driven sound that matches the shift of some of his contemporaries! Franco's still got a great ear for a cool groove – and the film is also a comedy, with the great Tomas Milian in the lead – but Micalizzi still keeps most tunes moving and grooving in a funky mode, with less of the nod to comedic themes that you might find from others at the time. Basslines and keyboards rule the tunes – and the set features 9 tracks in all, presented here on record for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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