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Today's Latin ProjectToday's Latin Project ... LP
Discomate/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A walearic classic from the Japanese scene of the early 80s – a set that's definitely got some of the Latin elements promised in the title, but which also resonates strongly with some of the more electronic modes of the time! The tunes are instrumental, and often a bit jazzy – but also have keyboards and rhythms that might have been borrowed from city pop or some of the electro crossover acts of the time – rooted with acoustic percussion at the core, and lots of horn parts that keep up the Latin themes! The whole thing's got a nice sparkle – a bit fusion, but more than that too – and titles include "Jungle Drums", "Siboney", "El Cumbanchero", "Hindu", "Danza Lucumi", and "Pygmy Land". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TTF (Today, Tomorrow, Forever)Surprise! Surprise! ... LP
Gold Coast, 1981. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost bit of boogie from the late Curtom years – a set that has TTF working with the hard-grooving team of Jimmy Levine and Jesse Boyce! The album's got a sparkling sort of polish that's really great, yet far from commercial sound of the time – way better than most indie sets of this nature, especially in the way it manages to shift around between groovers and ballads, and give space to some of the different vocalists in the process. Instrumentation's nice and warm – that rich modern soul sound that Curtom was showing in its final years – and titles include "Mighty Fine", "If The World Could Love", "Let Yourself Go", "Love Is Just What You Make It", and "Got To Keep Movin On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ TodayToday ... CD
Motown, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a light stain on one side.)

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Baltimore SyndicatePresenting Tomorrow's Music Today ... CD
Paddle Wheel (Japan), 1989. Used ... $14.99
A sweet little set from the Baltimore Syndicate – a group we've only seen on this one late 80s session produced by pianist Makoto Kuriya, who works here in an excellent lineup that includes Alex Norris on trumpet, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Gary Thomas on tenor and flute, Dave Pellow on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums! There's a bold young lions feel to the record – and the recording quality is wonderful, done in that King Records/Paddle Wheel mode that sometimes made the Japanese label's sessions of the time some of the few that really preserved the best energy on the American scene. Both Wilson and Thomas are wonderful, and have sharp edges and a nice sense of depth that really makes the record great – on Kuriya compositions that include "Triclinium Suite", "A Colored Fluctuation", "Siamese Floating Castle", and "Horizon Of West Virginia". CD
(1991 Paddle Wheel pressing – includes obi!)

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BeatlesYesterday & Today (CDr pressing) ... CD
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(CDr pressing with printed artwork and label.)

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Jay Collins BandPoem For You Today ... CD
Hip Bone, 2004. Used ... $7.99
Jay Collins on tenor and soprano saxophone, flute and Fender Rhodes, Richard Boulger on trumpet, Ed Cherry on guitar, Dred Scott on pinao, organ and keyboards, John Robinson on electric and acoustic bass, Diego Voglino on drums, and Moses Patrou on percxussion and backing vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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Perry ComoI Think Of You/In Nashville/Just Out Of Reach/Today ... CD
BGO/RCA (UK), Early 70s/1987. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 19.99
A nice run of late material from Perry Como – from a time in the singer's career that's often overlooked, but which also has Perry's style really making a lot of sense! Even when young, Perry Como had a quality that made him seem more old and mature – that father figure mode that made him such a strong chart seller in the 50s, and on TV in the 60s – tuned here to material that really fits those later years that Como had finally reached! Some of the work here is in a lush easy style that you'd expect, while others have a bit more of the Chet Atkins countrypolitan touch – a nice move, given that country music at the time was beginning to explore more themes of aging and maturity too. The first three albums in the set – I Think Of You, In Nashville, and Just Out Of Reach – feature material recorded in the early 70s – and the final set, Today, was Perry's last for RCA – recorded in the late 80s with Nick Perito in the studio. 45 tracks in all – with titles that include "Here Comes My Baby", "Where Does A Little Tear Come From", "Let's Do It Again", "Make Love To Me", "Sing Along With Me", "That's What Friends Are For", "Do You Remember Me", and "Someone Who Cares". CD

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CurrentYesterday's Tomorrow Is Not Today (3LP gold vinyl set) ... LP
Numero, New Copy 3LP ... $44.99 57.99 On September 16, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Midwest Gold" vinyl pressing!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, September 16.

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✨✧ Etulu EtidlouieToday's Thoughts ... LP
CBC (Canada), 1986. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ferrante & TeicherSoundproof – The Sound Of Tomorrow Today ... LP
Westminster, 1956. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Incredible! Ferrante & Teicher play the piano like nobody ever else had – save for perhaps John Cage! The duo do a heck of a lot of work inside the piano – plucking the strings, hitting them like vibes, and sticking in all of these weird bits to create a "prepared piano" sound that far surpasses the ideas that even Cage came up with! And through all of this, they always manage a hi-fi swing – working the piano to come up with amazing tracks that sound more electronic than acoustic, a perfect fit for the space-age cover of the album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Living DaylightsLet's Live For Today – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Philips/Grapefruit (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The complete recordings of The Living Daylights – a group who would have been huge, had their big hit not been stolen away from them and served up in a better-circulated version by The Grass Roots! That hit is the title of the set – "Let's Live For Today" – a killer cut that mixes the sweetness of earlier British work with the darker currents that were coming in during the late 60s – a quality that we'd say really marks most of the other material here too – which is beautifully put together – light psych touches on the instrumentation and arrangements, and those great lead vocals from Bob O'Neal, which have a very eerie quality that really fits the mood of the music! There are points when there's a slight SoCal vibe to the music – maybe one reason the Grass Roots grabbed the tune – and in addition to the classic "Let's Live For Today", the group perform a great take on the Zombies tune "Say You Don't Mind", and other cuts that include "Getting Better", "Whatcha Gonna Do about It", "I'll Be Back", "It's Real", "Cos I'm Lonely", "Jane", and "If I Had My Way". CD features the first album in mono, then the shorter stereo album with a different track sequence, and bonus tracks "Baila Maria", "Let's Live For Today (US single edit)", and "Let's Live For Today (Japanese single version)". CD

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Johnny MathisJohnny Today ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... $1.99 2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with some small stained spots in back.)

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Art PepperToday ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1979. Used ... $6.99
A soaring later date from Art Pepper – recorded with excellent rhythm from the trio of Stanley Cowell on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – plus a bit of percussion from Kenneth Nash too! CD

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Shorty Rogers & Bud ShankYesterday, Today & Forever ... CD
Concord, 1983. Used ... $6.99
Shorty Rogers on flugelhorn and trumpet, Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone, George Cables on piano, and Roy McCurdy on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Yesterday, Today & Forever ... LP 9.99

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Shorty Rogers & Bud ShankYesterday, Today & Forever ... LP
Concord, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99 11.99
Musicians include Shorty Rogers on flugelhorn and trumpet, Bud Shank on flute and alto sax, George Cables on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Yesterday, Today & Forever ... CD 6.99

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Rick SaucedoToday Tomorrow And Forever/Oh My Darlynn (I Need You Tonight) ... 7-inch
Reality, 1982. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has mild heat damage and plays A-OK!)

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Caiphus SemenyaStreams Today Rivers Tomorrow ... LP
Munjale/Priority (South Africa), 1984. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
South African soul from Caiphus Semenya – and a set that's got a nicely righteous, upbeat vibe throughout! Caiphus works here in that best sort of South African style in the decade when the nation's struggles were getting a lot more global attention – showing a spirit that refuses to be dimmed, as Semenya's often backed by a group of female singers that includes Letta Mbulu, who worked on the record with Caiphus! There's a bubbling, uplifting sound here that's great – very pure, and not of the more watered-down style of others who would soon borrow from the scene – on titles that include "Matswale", "Nomalanga", "Aida", "Mamase", "Moshanyana", and "Ndi Kulindile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue on Be With. Shrinkwrap has a hole at the top right from sticker removal.)

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Bud ShankBud Shank Plays Music From Today's Movies ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99 4.99
Arranged and conducted by Bob Florence, with Victor Feldman, Mike Melvoin, Frank Capp, Dennis Budimir, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Jimmy Zito. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ringwear and aging.)

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✨✧ Toots ThielemansYesterday & Today ... CD
Out Of The Blue (Netherlands), Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A really wonderful collection of work from the legendary Toots Thielemans – a set that spans decades, and labels, to bring together a host of Toot's best performances ever! Despite the "today" in the title, most of the work here is from "yesterday" – pulled from the postwar jazz years, on up through Toots' 60s American appearances, his 70s session magic, and his 80s return to jazz – a really rich legacy in music that has him working here with Quincy Jones, George Shearing, Dick Hyman, Elis Regina, Al Cohn & Zoot Sims, Gary McFarland, Sivuca, Mulgrew Miller, Shirley Horn, and a host of European jazz talents as well! Thielemans' playing is perfect throughout – whether on harmonica, guitar, or some of his famous jazz whistling too – and titles include "Spartacus Love Theme", "Midnight Sun", "Circle Of Smiles", "Chump Change", "Love Theme From The Getaway", "Barquinho", "Mr Nashville", "Caravan", "Cool & Easy", "Nalen Boogie", "Dynamite", and "Big Bossa". 38 tracks on 2CDs! CD

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✨✧ McCoy TynerToday & Tomorrow ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1964. Used ... $8.99
A great album from McCoy Tyner – a set that's steeped in the modal soulfulness of his years with John Coltrane, but also handled in a way that really has him breaking away from the pack a bit! Half the album's played with a trio that features Jimmy Garrison on bass – but the strongest cuts feature a sextet with John Gilmore on tenor (making a rare non-Sun Ra appearance), Frank Strozier on alto, Thad Jones on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working beautifully together in an early example of the soulful group groove that Tyner would hit even more strongly in the post-Coltrane years. Titles include "T 'N A Blues", "Three Flowers", "Contemporary Focus", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
(1991 MCA/GRP pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Junior Wells, JB Hutto, Otis SpannChicago – The Blues Today Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vanguard/Craft, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99 On September 16, 2022
A seminal set of Chicago blues – still ten times better than all the imitators it spawned! LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, September 16.

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Nancy WilsonToday, My Way ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Nancy Wilson takes on the sound of today – circa 1965 – singing her versions of songs by a host of other female singers of the time, and blowing away most of them in the process! Wilson is the consummate portrait of soul and class throughout – working well well-balanced arrangements that are mostly from Sid Feller, plus a few more from Oliver Nelson – often with a mix of syncopated rhythms and strings that echo Bacharach a bit, but which are much better fitted to Nancy's personal style! Titles include "Reach Out For Me", "Dear Heart", "Welcome Welcome", "I'm All Smiles", "Don't Come Running Back To Me", and "Take What I Have". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a punch-hole, light staining & wear along the bottom - due to moisture, and splitting on spine & bottom.)

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Nancy WilsonYesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1963. Used ... $1.99
Nancy Wilson sings lots of familiar tunes and is accompanied by Gerald Wilson and his big band orchestra. Tracks include "The Song Is You", "Satin Doll", "Bewitched", "Suffering With The Blues", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Send Me Yesterday", "All My Tomorrows", and "Blue Prelude". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tokisho AkiyoshiYes, I Have No 4Beat Today! ... CD
Ninety One (Japan), 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tokisho Akiyoshi on piano – with Lincoln Goines on bass, Duduka Dafonseca on drums, and Ivo Araujo and Valtinho Anastacio on percussion – plus special guests Lew Tabackin on flute and Scott Whitfield on trombone. CD
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Beach BoysToday (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Rhonda", and "Do You Wanna Dance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Boyoyo BoysTJ Today ... CD
Rounder, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David Byrne & Brian EnoEverything That Happens Will Happen Today ... CD
Todomundo, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grass RootsWhere Were You When I Needed You/Let's Live For Today/Feelings/Lovin Things ... CD
Dunhill/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A four-pack of albums from this seminal group – all brought together in a single set! Where Were You is a seminal set from the Sunset Strip scene of the 60s – and just the kind of record that shows why the changes taking place in Cali were so important to the growth of so much other music at the time! A few years before, and The Grass Roots would have been a pop folk combo re-tuning traditional tracks for the coffeehouse scene – but here they're taking off with some post-folk modes that are partly sunshine pop, partly the headier currents that were the darker side of the west coast – all put together with superb production by PF Sloan and Steve Barri – who also penned some of the best tunes on the record. Titles include the great "Where Were You When I Needed You" – plus "Only When You're Lonely", "Look Out Girl", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "I've Got No More To Say", "I Am A Rock", "Tell Me", and "Mr Jones". Let's Live For Today is maybe the most famous record ever given to the world by California quartet The Grass Roots – famous for its title tune, and for the way that it effortlessly blends together folk inclinations and psych inspirations! The record's definitely one of those that showed the world that there was something new in the air at the time – put together with perfect production in the studio from Steve Barri and PF Sloan – who are in territory that's somewhere between the best from Brian Wilson and Abbey Road Studios – but a bit more understated than both! Titles include the classic "Let's Live For Today" – plus "Things I Should Have Said", "Wake Up Wake Up", "No Exit", "This Precious Time", "House Of Stone", "Is It Any Wonder", and "Tip Of My Tongue". Feelings is a great departure for The Grass Roots – a set that has the group taking a stronger role overall in the instrumentation and songwriting on the record – at a level that makes the whole thing a fabulous extension of all the genius they'd given the world on previous sets! There's still that cool blend of post-folk and psychedelic elements taking place here – gently swirled together with acoustic and electric guitars setting the tunes up just right – all with a late 60s Cali vibe that's as great today as when it was recorded. Titles include "The Sins Of A Family Fall On The Daughter", "Melody For You", "You Might As Well Go My Way", "Dinner For Eight", "Good Things Come To An End", "You & Love Are The Same", and "Hey Friend". CD

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsToday & Now ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful record – but that's no surprise, since most of the later work of Coleman Hawkins tends to be great! The setting is quite laidback – and Hawkins' time-weathered tenor is placed in a perfect setting with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums. The set list is spare, with simple quartet arrangements – but Hawk's solos are mindblowingly perfect, and with a great edge that you won't find in his earlier recordings. It's hard to describe what we're talking about –but the more and more we listen to his later records, the more we realize what a genius he was! Includes the tracks "Don't' Love Me", "Quintessence", "Go Lil Liza", and "Swingin' Scotch". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today ... LP
Curtom, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album by Curtis Mayfield – filled with some excellent lesser-known gems! There's No Place Like America was Curtis' scathing testament to the State Of The Union – and it's got a hip political tone that's right up there with the best of his early 70s songwriting – perhaps even more so, as the message is a bit subtler than on other albums, and laid out in this stoner mellow funk vein that's very tasty throughout, and which makes for an extremely unified album! The album includes a version of the cut "Hard Times", which was done earlier by Baby Huey, plus "Blue Monday People", "Love To The People", and "When Seasons Change". Also includes the great sweet love song, "So In Love"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch, in great shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Alicia Hall MoranHere Today ... CD
Yes, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The striking image on the cover is a great indication of what you'll hear within – as singer Alicia Hall Moran opens up and completely reworks music from the American songbook, while also adding in some great compositions of her own! The record features songs you'd normally hear in the voices of Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, and Billie Holiday – but given these very unusual arrangements that use guitar, drums, and light strings – plus some of Alicia's own piano – all to paint a very different version of the world when mixed with Moran's own words and very unusual style. There's a richness here that points the way towards a new spirit of America – one that's there for anyone with the ears to hear it – on titles that include "Round About De Mountain", "We All Just Live In The World", "Two Wings", "Feeling God", "Gold", "God Bless The Child", "Black Wall Street", "Higher", and "Oklahoma Girl". CD

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✨✧ Otis Rush/Jimmy Cotton/Homesick JamesChicago – The Blues Today Vol 2 ... LP
Vanguard, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set of underground blues from 60s Chicago – with separate sections of work by Otis Rush, Jimmy Cotton, and Homesick James & His Dusters! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s swirl label pressing. A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Junior Wells, JB Hutto, Otis SpannChicago – The Blues Today Vol 1 ... LP
Vanguard, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set of Chicago blues – still ten times better than all the imitators it spawned! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousCity Soul Celebrate – Today's Soul, AOR, & Blue-Eyed Soul ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of contemporary soul – a set that brings together cuts from the global underground, and also reflects some of the recent taste for updating older modes from the AOR generation! The range of artists is wonderful, and the package is full of surprises – very different than some of the older sets of this nature, which might just feature work from a particular scene or label – as some of this work is from the world of digital-only releases, and others are by artists we've never stocked on any sort of full length release. The package features 19 tracks in all – and titles include "Affection" by Ace Hashimoto, "For The Last Time" by Cola Boyy, "Be Free (T Groove rmx)" by Yma Hara, "E Lala Lay-E" by Adam Dunning, "Probably Up" by Lawrence, "Can't Stop Thinking About You" by Jamie Hosmer, "Open Line To Me" by Super DB, "Helplessly In Love" by Andreas Aleman, "Take A Minute" by Martin & Garp, "Nothing You Can Do About It" by Page 99, "You Are The One" by Bluey, and "Stride" by Deborah Bond. CD

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✨✧ VariousNairobi Beat – Kenyan Pop Music Today ... CD
Rounder, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from DO 7 Shirati Jazz, Mbira Young Stars, Super Bunyore Band, Original Kilimambogo Stars, Maroon Commandos, Gatundu Boys, Migori Super Stars, Kalambya Sisters, Bana Likasi & Mayanja Bungoma Jazz Band. CD

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✨✧ Beach BoysToday/Summer Days & Summer Nights ... CD
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent pre-Pet Sounds work by The Beach Boys! Today is an overlooked gem in the Beach Boys' catalog – mostly because it features some bigger pop singles ("Do You Wanna Dance", "Help Me Baby"). However, there's also some incredible LP tracks with a very Pet Sounds-ish kind of approach to them – tracks like "Don't Hurt My Little Sister", "Please Let Me Wonder", "She Knows Me Too Well", and "In The Back Of My Mind", all of which are essential Beach Boys listening. There's a few other silly tracks on the record, though – as there are on the Summer Days LP – but that one also features a few nice moments, like "You're So Good To Me" and "Let Him Run Wild", both excellent Brian Wilson tunes! Plus, this CD also features 5 bonus tracks – making it a steal of a deal, with 29 cuts in all! CD
(2001 HDCD pressing with 5 bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ DorisDid You Give The World Some Love Today Baby (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums ever recorded – a set that's funky, offbeat, and has way more to offer than most American album of the time! Swedish singer Doris really knocked it out of the park with this one – working with arranger Bert Egerbladh, who gives the set some nicely unusual grooves, often augmented by his own work on organ! The album is famous amongst the break crowd for the track "You Never Come Closer", which has a deep groove and weird fuzzy piano that's been sampled by more than a few folks over the years – but over and above that, the record's an excellent batch of off-beat pop tunes – and it feels like some of the nuttier work that came out on Capitol Records during the late 70s, as evidenced by the Blue Juice/Blue Breaks love of the record in the past decade or two. Tracks include "Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby", "I'm Pushing You Out", "Beatmaker", "Don't", "Waiting At The Station", "Bath", "You Never Come Closer", and "I Wish I Knew". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today (turquiose vinyl pressing) ... LP
Curtom/Rhino, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great album by Curtis Mayfield – filled with some excellent lesser-known gems! There's No Place Like America was Curtis' scathing testament to the State Of The Union – and it's got a hip political tone that's right up there with the best of his early 70s songwriting – perhaps even more so, as the message is a bit subtler than on other albums, and laid out in this stoner mellow funk vein that's very tasty throughout, and which makes for an extremely unified album! The album includes a version of the cut "Hard Times", which was done earlier by Baby Huey, plus "Blue Monday People", "Love To The People", and "When Seasons Change". Also includes the great sweet love song, "So In Love"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Musical YouthYouth Of Today ... LP
MCA, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial soul-reggae, but that cut's fun enough, and will certainly keep some folks entertained, if you were to drop it in your set. Also includes "Heartbreaker", "Blind Boy", "Yound Generation", "Mirror Mirror", "Children Of Zion", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Schoolgirl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Otis Rush/Jimmy Cotton/Homesick JamesChicago – The Blues Today Vol 2 ... CD
Vanguard, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonToday, Tomorrow, Forever ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A very groovy set of standards and 60s pop tunes – all done by Nancy in her great soulful swinging style! The record's got far more to offer than you'd guess from the track list, as Nancy's at the height of her early career here – and she's getting backing from a very sympathetic west coast group that includes Jack Wilson on piano and organ, Lou Blackburn on trombone, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Milt Holland on percussion. Titles include "Our Day Will Come", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Go Away, Little Boy", "Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life", "Unchain My Heart", and "One Note Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)
 
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Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Organist Julius Brockington did plenty of work in the church – but he's really at his best in a secular setting like this – where his work on keyboards is able to really open up and groove! The album's got a cool and groovy style that's a bit like the Rueben Wilson albums of the early 70s – funky, but also not straight organ funk either – as there's all these cool changes and more sophisticated elements in the music – served up by a small combo that features guitar, bass, drums, and percussion – but with a quality that feels very different than a group like this might have done in the 60s! Titles include a great cover of "Rock Steady", plus "Let's Stay Together", "Cold Water", "Got To Be There", "If You Really Love Me", and an 8 minute take of "Do Your Thing". CD

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✨✧ Black IvoryBaby, Won't You Change Your Mind (with bonus track) ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic ballad soul from one of the greatest groups from the east coast 70s scene! Black Ivory may not have scored as big as some of their contemporaries on the charts – but to fans of harmony soul, they'll always be kings, and this record is the sort that forever gave them keys to the kingdom! They're working here with writer/arranger/producer Patrick Adams – back when his main talents were for ballads, not disco – and Adams perfectly crafted a set of songs to bring out the best side of the group's heavenly vocal talents. Includes loads of wonderful ballads, like "Wishful Thinking", "No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts", "It's Time to Say Goodbye", "Time is Love", and "Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind". Features the bonus track "We Made It". CD

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✨✧ Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick Adams – originally singer himself, but who wisely made a move to producer once he'd heard the rich talents of the young group. Adams perfectly handles the sweet voices of the group, building up their raw emotions into a dreamy web of harmony vocals to rival the best work of The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and other older groups. Includes the classic "Don't Turn Around", written by Adams, plus "You and I", "Our Future", "Surrender", and "If I Could Be a Mirror". Heavenly harmony soul, and a classic of the east coast scene! CD

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✨✧ Julius BrockingtonUnited Chair ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Keyboardist Julius Brockington really takes off here – in a style that's not quite funk, not quite jazz – and which has some of the unique sophisticated changes that Gene Harris was bringing to his Blue Note records in the mid 70s! Like Gene, Julius already has a strong background on the keys – and here, he's able to open up and create all sorts of new rhythms in his music – working on organ, piano, and even a bit of Arp – in a combo that features Steve Turner on alto and flute, Jim Wilson on trumpet, and Garry Langston on guitar! The vibe is great – sophisticated, but funky too – and very unusual compared to other albums of the time. All the material is original – and titles include "Gettin' Into It", "Lost Tribe", "Jaded Jackie", and "In the Back of the Churchyard". CD

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✨✧ BrockingtonsBrockingtons ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A really weird little soul set from Julius Brockington and his wife – and one of the most messed-up albums on the always-crazy Today label! The sound here is kind of a more soul-based take on the mode explored by Julius on his albums United Chair and Sophisticated Funk – one that takes heavy drums, soul-drenched organ, and an ear for rhythm that's probably been listening to as much rock as it was funk at the time. Julius gives the whole album a tripped-out quality that really must have made the album a favorite with the headphone crowd – and his wife sings in a ballsy approach to soul that more than makes up for any lack of focus with its own unbridled energy. Patrick Adams co-arranged the set, and titles include the originals "Pretty Thing", "Eye Doctor", "Love World", and "Please Come Back" – plus covers like "Smackwater Jack" and "Natural Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – a nice copy!)
 
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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, but they represent a continuing evolution of Ackamoor's rich spirit – his way of fusing spiritual jazz currents with global rhythmic inspirations – but all without every sounding as hokey as so many others who try for that space, and just fall flat! There's a sense of power and inspiration to Ackamoor's music that still moves us tremendously – and which, today, seems more urgent than ever – especially as Idris has seemed to set a new fire under his talents in the past decade or so, obviously more motivated by the need for social change than in his projects of more recent decades. The album's a mix of vocals and instrumentals – but the vocals are often more chant-like, or handled by the ensemble – at a level that further deepens the spirit of the sound. Titles include "Land Of Ra", "Papyrus", "Soliloquy For Michael Brown", "Message To My People", "An Angel Fell", "Tinoge", and "Warrior Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Marcos ArielBambu ... CD
Marcos Ariel/Whatmusic (UK), 1981. Used ... $6.99 9.99
A lost treasure of Brazilian fusion – originally released by keyboardist Marcos Ariel on his own tiny label in 1981! The set sparkles with the best of the larger Brazilian fusion scene of the time – working in a post-Azymuth blend of keyboards, guitar, percussion, and Brazilian instrumentation – and often taking off to the skies in Return To Forever-like jams that really open the set up! Ariel plays a wide range of keys on the set, as well as a bit of flute – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax, guitar, percussion, and tenor from Leo Gandleman. The tunes have a nice way of blending the spacey with the rhythmic, and the set's got a sparkling finish that makes it sound as fresh today as it did over 20 years before! Titles include "Bambu", "A Ponte", "Humaita", "Samba Torto", "Mar", and "Dois Irmaos". CD
(Out of print.)

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AssociationAnd Then Along Comes The Association (deluxe expanded mono edition) ... CD
Warner/Now Sounds (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
The first full length album recorded by the legendary Association – a classic bit of Sunshine Pop that would forever change the sound of the 60s! Although familiar, the album's got an amazing depth that still never fails to surprise today – odd production twists and turns, courtesy of a young Curt Boettcher; personally youthful harmonies that slip as often as they soar; and just the right touches of flower power to move the group away from their folkie roots into the new sun of a changing decade! The hits "Along Comes Mary" and "Cherish" are almost worth the price of admission – but lesser-known cuts are even better, and show a wealth of great work penned by members of the group! Other titles include "Standing Still", "Message Of Our Love", "Changes", "I'll Be Your Man", "Blistered", "Round Again", "Remember" and "Enter The Young". This deluxe edition from Now Sounds UK is the mono version, expanded with 12 bonus tracks! Includes a cover of Dylan's "One Too Many Mornings", "Forty Times" (both non album 45s) plus alternate 45 mixes and instrumental versions of album tracks and more! CD

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Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey Is Really Something ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Funky Shirley Bassey! This is a great set of Shirley's groove-happy work cut in the late 60s – hip tunes arranged by UK easy maestro Johnny Harris, best known for his fantastic work on the Stepping Stones record under his own name, forever a beathead classic! Features the great, funky big band version of "Light My Fire" – one of Shirley's best tunes ever, and a cut that's been sampled and remixed often in recent years! Also includes the breakbeat version of "Spinning Wheel", and the cuts "My Way", "Sea & Sand", "What About Today?", "You & I", "Easy To Be Hard", "Life Goes On" and "Yesterday I Heard The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, piece of tape on top seam.)

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Gordon BeckDr Dolittle Loves Jazz ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $22.99
As the title implies, the album's a set of jazz tracks based around the score for the film Doctor Doolittle – basically all the nice music written for the movie by Leslie Bricusse, without any of the silly lyrics by Anthony Newley! The group features Gordon Beck on acoustic piano, with backing by Kenny Baldock on bass and Jackie Dougan on drums – and the whole thing swings a lot more than you might expect for a record of such origins – making the set one of Beck's best outings from the time! Titles include "Talk To The Animals", "Doctor Dolittle", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "After Today", "My Friend The Doctor", and "At The Crossroads". LP, Vinyl record album
(US yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has very light surface wear.)

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BedheadBeheaded ... LP
Numero, 1996. Sealed ... $19.99
Bedhead's second, and perhaps best album – coming pretty close to perfecting the moody, mellow-sounding, yet emotionally-arresting slowcore sound they helped pioneer – and an effort that's as rewarding of a listen today as it was the day it came out! Beheaded is quiet, but disarmingly so, with a slow-building tension that takes a little while to sink in, but is unshakable once it does. Remarkably strong material that holds up incredibly well, despite the oft-imitated style in the years to come. Includes "Beheaded", "Left Behind", "What's Missing", "Smoke", "Burned Out", "Roman Candle", "Withdraw", "Lares And Pentates", "Losing Memories" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Numero pressing, sealed with hype sticker!)

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... CD
Collectables, 1972. Used ... $9.99
Although titled after one of their early albums, this "golden classics edition" features 13 cuts from different releases that Black Ivory did for the Today label in the early 70s. Nearly all tracks feature heavenly east coast soul production from the great Patrick Adams, and the tracks on the CD focus most strongly on the group's ballad/harmony style, instead of the uptempo material that became more dominant in their mid 70's recordings. This is classic old school harmony material, and the set list is a winner all the way through, with titles like "Time Is Love", "You & I", "Our Future", "No If's And's Or But's", "It's Time To Say Goodbye", and "She Said She's Leaving". Sweeeeeeet sweeeeeeet soul! CD

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Black SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ ... $43.99 48.99
The grandest scale and most elaborately furnished Black Sabbath album to this point – but they still bring the heavy! The title track is one of the most influential metal songs ever, with the foreboding lyrics, trudging stomp of a rhythmic pace and those bridges that are almost pretty – and the most of the rest of the album is great, too – more carefully produced than the previous few without compromising the menace. Titles include "A National Acrobat", "Fluff", "Sabbra Cadabra", "Spiral Architect", "Looking For Today", and "Who Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing in a non-gatefold cover, including insert! Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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

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Bobby Blue BlandCall On Me (Bluesway pressing) ... LP
Duke/Bluesway, 1963/1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
One of Bobby Blue Bland's best albums ever – a stunning mix of blues and soul that's the kind of killer stuff that will make you a fan of his forever! There's no beating Bland at this point in his career – and the record is one of the finest illustrations of the power he brought to his work, subtly balancing a sense of class with rootsier down-hominess that few other singers could ever handle so well. That blend allowed Bobby to reach out to way more audiences than most of his contemporaries – and it's still equally powerful today – and the album's arrangements by Joe Scott are impeccable, with a slight touch of jazz that we totally love. The album includes classics like "That's The Way Love Is", "Call On Me", "Cry Lover Cry", "Care For Me", "Bobby's Blues", and "Honky Tonk". This is the 70s version of the original album – and features a different cover than the original. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and light waviness.)

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Bobby Blue BlandCall On Me/That's The Way Love Is ... LP
Duke, 1963. Very Good- ... $24.99
One of Bobby Blue Bland's best albums ever – a stunning mix of blues and soul that's the kind of killer stuff that will make you a fan of his forever! There's no beating Bland at this point in his career – and the record is one of the finest illustrations of the power he brought to his work, subtly balancing a sense of class with rootsier down-hominess that few other singers could ever handle so well. That blend allowed Bobby to reach out to way more audiences than most of his contemporaries – and it's still equally powerful today – and the album's arrangements by Joe Scott are impeccable, with a slight touch of jazz that we totally love. The album includes classics like "That's The Way Love Is", "Call On Me", "Cry Lover Cry", "Care For Me", "Bobby's Blues", and "Honky Tonk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy orange label Duke pressing. Cover has a split top seam, ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and some light stained spots and a small tear in the back paste-on.)

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Blind FaithBlind Faith ... CD
Atco/Polydor, 1969. Used ... $6.99
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". CD
Also available Blind Faith (second cover) ... LP 14.99

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Blind FaithBlind Faith (deluxe edition) ... CD
Polydor, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Blind Faith (original cover) ... LP 24.99

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Blind FaithBlind Faith (original cover) ... LP
Atco, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Polydor pressing with raised rim, in a gatefold cover. Cover has mostly unglued seams with a piece of clear tape at the bottom, light wear, lightly bent corners, and a light cupring stain in front.)
Also available Blind Faith (deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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Blind FaithBlind Faith (second cover) ... LP
Atco, 1969. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with PR suffix. Cover has light wear and aging, and a light ring stain on the back.)
Also available Blind Faith ... CD 6.99

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Colin BlunstoneJourney (UK pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The third solo album by Colin Blunstone – the magic-voiced singer who was lead vocalist of the Zombies, and went on to cut some god-like solo work in the early 70s! This album's a bit less sublime than Colin's first two – with tracks that veer a bit more towards the soft rock sound of the 70s, with some compressed AOR touches in place of the floating instrumentation of earlier albums – but it still sounds mighty nice to our ears, as Colin's voice is always a treat, and the record has a irrepressible charm in its optimistic presentation of some of the material. Essentially, if you dig Colin lots, you'll still want this one – as it's got more than a few nice moments – and is more of an evolution of his solo work than a divergence from it. Titles include "Setting Yourself Up", "Brother Lover", "Shadow Of A Doubt", "It's Magical", "You Who Are Lonely", "Beginning", and "Keep The Curtains Closed Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the CBS inner sleeve. Cover is wavy, with a lgihtly bent corner and unglued bottom seam.)

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Ruud BosNaakt Over De Schutting/Naked Over The Fence (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy ... $28.99 30.99
The title translates as "naked over the fence" – and that's definitely where these guys are going, thanks to a funky 70s soundtrack from Dutch jazzman Ruud Bos! The music is prime Euro soundtrack funk at its best – lots of sweet keyboards, jazzy guitar riffs, and all these larger orchestrations that give some of the best tracks an MPS-like vibe – which also includes a few spots of wordless vocals, which sound really great next to the grooves! Sylvia Kristel sings the one vocal track, "Hey A Letter Came Today" – and other tracks include "Model Session", "Rick", "Naked Plus", "Penny & Rick", "The Kidnapping", "On The Roof", "Get It Now", and "Happy End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight white vinyl!)

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✨✧ David BowieHeroes ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the three great collaborations between David Bowie and Brian Eno – and possibly the ultimate statement from his years in Berlin! The album's got some tunes that still show some of the guitar power of the early 70s Bowie – but it's also got some of the beautiful spacier moments brought forward on Low – and which are every bit the Brian Eno of Another Green World. The balance is beautiful – stark and dark on one half, then airy and spacious on the next – handled without any sense of gimmickry, and a bold mainstream experiment that still resonates strongly today. Titles include "Beauty & The Beast", "Joe The Lion", "Heroes", "Sons Of The Silent Age", "Blackout", "V-2 Schneider", "Sense Of Doubt", "Moss Garden", "Neukoln", and "The Secret Life Of Arabia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s black label pressing – AYL1-3857. Vinyl has a prominent press flaw bump that clicks on "Sense Of Doubt".)

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Jimmy Briscoe & The BeaversJimmy Briscoe & The Beavers ... CD
Wanderick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
An obscure album cut by Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers – the group who cracked the harmony soul charts briefly when they were just little kids, and who still sound pretty great here, after hitting puberty! The record was cut for the Wanderick subsidiary of TK – and there's a bit of an attempt to go disco with the record, but the end result is more in the uptempo Philly group soul mode, as in similar work from Blue Magic at the time. Paul Kyser wrote, arranged, and produced the record – and the slower cuts, as always, are the Beavers' strongest suit. Titles include "No One Can Love You Like I Do", "So Sweet The Love", "Invitation To The World", "True Love", "Living For Today", and "More Than You Realize". CD
Also available Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers ... LP 11.99

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Jimmy Briscoe & The BeaversJimmy Briscoe & The Beavers ... LP
Wanderick, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99 14.99
An obscure album cut by Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers – the group who cracked the harmony soul charts briefly when they were just little kids, and who still sound pretty great here, after hitting puberty! The record was cut for the Wanderick subsidiary of TK – and there's a bit of an attempt to go disco with the record, but the end result is more in the uptempo Philly group soul mode, as in similar work from Blue Magic at the time. Paul Kyser wrote, arranged, and produced the record – and the slower cuts, as always, are the Beavers' strongest suit. Titles include "No One Can Love You Like I Do", "So Sweet The Love", "Invitation To The World", "True Love", "Living For Today", and "More Than You Realize". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes TK inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)
Also available Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers ... CD 13.99

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Gary Burton & Chick CoreaCrystal Silence ... LP
ECM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Mellow vibes and spacious piano – a 70s classic from the team of Chick Corea and Gary Burton, serving up some of their finest work of the decade! The style is a bit mellower and more contemplative than some of Chick's harder-hitting fusion of the time – and he seems to nicely borrow a page from Burton's book on the record, letting space seep into the tracks as much as his own work on the acoustic piano – which is used here in a warmer, more contemplative mode than we normally expect from Corea. Titles include "Senor Mouse", "Desert Air", "I'm Your Pal", "What Game Shall We Play Today", "Crystal Silence", "Falling Grace", and "Children's Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Jenny BurtonIn Black & White ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
The first album by 80s dancefloor soul diva Jenny Burton – a gleaming, synthesizer and computer grooves laden effort that may have aged pretty quickly after it's initial release – but sounds pretty sweet today and stands out for its embrace of both ultra modern electro soul sounds and chart ready hooks! Jenny's can really belt out the soulful vocals, and the sounds put together by producer/one man band John Robie bring in elements of early hip hop and synthy pop funk – with drum machines, Moogs, synthesizers, keys, and guitar. Titles include "Rock Steady", "Small Rewards", "Players", "You'll Never Come Again", "Remember What You Like", "All The Time/Time" and "Vena Cava". CD

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George Cables TrioOld Wine New Bottle ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great one from the Atlas West Coast Jazz Today series – with David Williams on bass and Carl Burnett on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Carpet Patrol (Suff Daddy & Torky Tork)Carpet Patrol ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2014. Used ... $1.99 2.99
Hazy, largely instrumental hip hop from the team of Suff Daddy & Torky Tork – working together as Carpet Patrol – and it's another timeless set of sample crafted beatcraft from the Melting Pot team. MPM has always done a solid job of honoring classic hip hop production aesthetics, while delivering a distinctive vibe of their own – bearing the influences of some of our favorite producers of the early 90s to today, without ever coming across as derivative. Carpet Patrol has a dark and gritty with pretty tripped out vocal samples. Includes "Carpet Patrol Theme", "Game Of Tork", "Diaper Party", "Mooncircle Project", "Yoga", "Cokeface" feat Brenk Sinatra, "It's Yo Man (Get Off Man)", "Indian Slip", "Flat Booty Judy", "Happy Ending", "Carpet Patrol Reprise" feat Dexter, "Sandwich" and "Bob Molly (Pop Pillies)". CD
(Still sealed.)

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ChakachasJungle Fever ... CD
Polydor/Dusty Groove, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! The track was a worldwide hit, and continues to be a funky classic today – thanks to a heavy sample history, and a life in playlists worldwide – but the rest of the album's pretty darn great too, and even weirder. Some tracks mix easy Euro grooving with heavy conga, others have kind of an LA Chicano funk approach, and still others throw in some mad horns to complicate matters with nice jazzy riffing. Really great throughout – and maybe one of the best funky albums to ever come out on a major label! Titles include "Jungle Fever", "El Canyon Rojo", "Chica Chica Bau Bau", "Eso Es El Amor", "Ay Mulata", "Cha Ka Cha", "Latin Can Can", and "Yo Soy Cubano". CD
(Out of print.)

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June ChristyJune Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good ... $1.99
A later Capitol gem by June – where she reprisies a number of classics from her early years with Stan Kenton – new versions of late 40s tunes, done here with Pete Rugolo arrangements that go a good way towards showing how both he and June had grown during the 50s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Easy Street", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "She's Funny That Way", and "A Hundred Years From Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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Dennis CoffeyEvolution ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99 About July 20, 2022 (delayed)
A groundbreaking record – and one that set a whole new standard for guitar funk in the 70s! By the time of this set, Dennis Coffey had been playing, arranging, and producing all over the Detroit soul scene for many years – so it wasn't like he really needed a hit to get paid or anything – but the record forever marked him as a guitar player to be reckoned with, and is a perfect showcase for Coffey's fuzzed-out funky style – instantly recognizable and still extremely popular today! The album contains the monster breakbeat cut "Scorpio" – kind of a seminal text of hip hop – plus plenty of other groovers like "Getting It On", "Garden Of The Moon", "Big City Funk", and "Sad Angel". CD

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... $0.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
Also available My Favorite Things (2CD edition – mono/stereo mixes) ... CD 24.99

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things (2CD edition – mono/stereo mixes) ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". The other players include McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the whole album is as great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! CD
(2CD set features new mastering of both the stereo and mono versions – plus new notes and rare photos and ephemera!)
Also available My Favorite Things ... CD 0.99

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Craig MackOperation: Get Down ... LP
Street Life, 1997. Very Good+ LP ... $13.99
Includes "Jockin My Style", "Rap Hangover", "Rock Da Party", "Do You See", "Today's Forecast", "Style", & "Drugs, Guns, Thugs". 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, corner bumps, small splash stain.)

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✨✧ CressidaCressida (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Future Shock (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
The fantastic debut of Cressida – a group who were one of the real standouts in the early Vertigo Records scene! While decidedly more rock-oriented than some of their progressive contemporaries in the UK jazz rock scene, Cressida still had a great approach to rock that used a lot of jazz-based chords and rhythms, in the manner that was being explored by other bands at the time – like Colosseum or Nucleus. The general instrumental mix features hard drums, organ, and guitars – plus vocals that are very much in a Moody Blues tradition, but which seem to have more of an early King Crimson approach to lyrics, touched by some of the Nick Drake chord progressions on guitar! A hard one to pin down, but surprisingly enjoyable today – and the kind of record that lives way way past its progressive roots – with titles that include "Lights In My Mind", "The Only Earthman In Town", "To Play Your Little Game", "Time For Bed", and "Down Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Crosby Stills Nash & YoungSo Far ... LP
Atlantic, Early 70s. Very Good ... $14.99
A great document of all this famous harmony trio/quartet were able to achieve during their first few years – a masterful reworking of vocal group modes from earlier rock and soul styles, taken forward towards the 70s with a spirit that's still as powerful today as it was back at the time! These tracks saw so much circulation over the years, it's easy to forget how revolutionary they were – especially when coming from artists who had roots in more familiar rock modes, but who somehow really seemed to rise together in the company of each other. Titles include "Deja Vu", "Suite Judy Blue Eyes", "Ohio", "Teach Your Children", "Our House", "Helplessly Hoping", "Wooden Ships", "Woodstock", "Helpless", "Guinnevere", and "Find The Cost Of Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing in the textured cover, with light ringwear and light stained spots in front.)

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Cross CountryCross Country (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great little group, and one that we only know from this one early 70s album on Atlantic – an unusual set that's kind of a mix of rootsy modes with more baroque elements – often with strongly harmonized vocals, ala America – but a very different sound overall! The production is great – full and rich, but never commercial or slick – just the right balance of vocals, guitars, and all the subtle elements that shift in and out of the mix – all with a quality that makes us wonder why these guys never went on to much bigger fame, and a longer string of records. Titles include "Just A Thought", "Cross Country", "A Ball Song", "Tastes So Good To Me", "Extended Wings", "Things With Wings", and "Today". CD

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinBlues Up & Down/Griff & Lock ... CD
Milestone/Jazzland, 1960/1961. Used ... $14.99
During the early 60s, tenor giants Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis teamed up to cut a series of monster LPs that are still defined today as some of the best examples ever of a twin tenor frontline! The records matched hardbop solo intensity with tight soul jazz grooving – and nobody was better equipped to handle such a combo as Griff and Lockjaw. Two of those great LPs are pulled together for this CD – Blues Up & Down and Griff & Lock, both originally issued for the Jazzland label, and darn hard to find. Rhythm is by either Junior Mance or Lloyd Mayers on piano, plus Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums. Titles include "Hey Lock!", "Midnight At Mintons", "Good Bait", "Oh, Gee", "Layin On Mellow", and "Leapin On Lenox". CD

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Martin DennyExotica Vol 2 (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Liberty/Jackpot, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
The second album in Denny's legendary Exotica trilogy – a set of records that provided the extreme definition of the small sub-genre that today has become the stuff of legend! Denny's still working here in his classic format – a small group with heavy piano lines, playful percussion, and some birdcalls sung by the members of the group! The set's a mix of strange songs from strange sources, all given the sublime Denny twist – and titles include "Singing Bamboos", "Escales", "August Bells", "Ebb Tide", "Rush Hour In Hong Kong", and "Soshu Night Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joao DonatoNew Sound of Brazil – The Piano Of Joao Donato ... CD
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1965. Used ... $14.99
Darkly brilliant – and one of Joao Donato's most fantastic records! The set was recorded during Joao's time in America in the mid 60s – cut in New York with lofty backings by Claus Ogerman, in a pillowy soft mode that fits perfectly with Joao's light bossa piano lines, and which has all the hints of sadness and moodiness that often creep into his playing. The complicated approach of the album far surpasses some of Joao's work from Brazil at the same time – and the album's one of the best of its generation, a sublime mix of all elements that still sounds as fresh today as it did in 1965! Titles include "Amazonas", "Glass Beads", "Sugarcane Breeze", "Vento Do Canavail", "It Didn't End", and "O Barquinho". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Dusty Skyline – Burnt Orange (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $14.99
See the world the way we see it at Dusty Groove! This groovy little shirt features the Chicago skyline, as seen from the windows of the Dusty Groove corporate towers, wrapped around a record – summing up the way we view things around here! Chicago on the outside, funky music on the inside – the kind of pairing that's helped make us the way we are today – all pressed up on a heavy duty 100% cotton t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Dusty Skyline – Burnt Orange (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $12.99
See the world the way we see it at Dusty Groove! This groovy little shirt features the Chicago skyline, as seen from the windows of the Dusty Groove corporate towers, wrapped around a record – summing up the way we view things around here! Chicago on the outside, funky music on the inside – the kind of pairing that's helped make us the way we are today – all pressed up on a heavy duty 100% cotton t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Dusty Skyline – Burnt Orange (LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $12.99
See the world the way we see it at Dusty Groove! This groovy little shirt features the Chicago skyline, as seen from the windows of the Dusty Groove corporate towers, wrapped around a record – summing up the way we view things around here! Chicago on the outside, funky music on the inside – the kind of pairing that's helped make us the way we are today – all pressed up on a heavy duty 100% cotton t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Dusty Skyline – Burnt Orange (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $12.99
See the world the way we see it at Dusty Groove! This groovy little shirt features the Chicago skyline, as seen from the windows of the Dusty Groove corporate towers, wrapped around a record – summing up the way we view things around here! Chicago on the outside, funky music on the inside – the kind of pairing that's helped make us the way we are today – all pressed up on a heavy duty 100% cotton t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Dusty Skyline – Burnt Orange (SMALL) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $12.99
See the world the way we see it at Dusty Groove! This groovy little shirt features the Chicago skyline, as seen from the windows of the Dusty Groove corporate towers, wrapped around a record – summing up the way we view things around here! Chicago on the outside, funky music on the inside – the kind of pairing that's helped make us the way we are today – all pressed up on a heavy duty 100% cotton t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 27", Chest: 36", Waist 36". Clothing
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Bob DylanBlonde On Blonde ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... $5.99
A landmark album from the mighty Bob Dylan – a 2LP set of studio work, which was quite rare at the time – and a set that has Dylan stretching out all his creative powers in newly different directions! The album had a long genesis in the studio – some early work with The Band, then Dylan breaking off with Al Kooper and Robbie Robertson to head down to Nashville – where they interacted with key country session musicians to make this masterful blend of music – work that's not country at all, but which is also moving past Dylan's folk roots too – with a blend of music that still as mindblowing today as it was back in the mid 60s! This is definitely one of those double-length sets that makes fantastic use of all the extra space – overflowing with gems that include "Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35", "Visions Of Johanna", "Pledging My Time", "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again", "Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat", and "Just Like A Woman". CD
(2004 remastered edition.)

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Bob DylanBlonde On Blonde ... LP
Columbia, 1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from the mighty Bob Dylan – a 2LP set of studio work, which was quite rare at the time – and a set that has Dylan stretching out all his creative powers in newly different directions! The album had a long genesis in the studio – some early work with The Band, then Dylan breaking off with Al Kooper and Robbie Robertson to head down to Nashville – where they interacted with key country session musicians to make this masterful blend of music – work that's not country at all, but which is also moving past Dylan's folk roots too – with a blend of music that still as mindblowing today as it was back in the mid 60s! This is definitely one of those double-length sets that makes fantastic use of all the extra space – overflowing with gems that include "Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35", "Visions Of Johanna", "Pledging My Time", "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again", "Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat", and "Just Like A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blonde On Blonde ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireTouch The World ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Earth Wind & Fire touch the world with this sweet batch of grooves – a set of tracks that has them firmly embracing the electric sound of 80s soul, yet still bringing in some light spiritual touches of their own! The beats are pretty heavy at points – making for plenty of groovers – but the group almost seems to shine most on the ballads, which continue to provide a perfect showcase for the vocals of Philip Bailey and Maurice White. A few cool studio touches reference the group's earlier history – a nice reminder amidst the more contemporary sounds – and titles include "You & I", "System Of Survival", "Every Now & Then", "Money Tight", "Here Today & Gone Tomorrow", "Victim Of The Modern Heart", and "Thinking Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a lightly bent corner, minimal wear and a bit of pen on the front, back and labels.)

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Billy EckstinePrime Of My Life ... LP
Motown, 1965. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A lost bit of work from Billy, and a suprisingly nice album that sets the stage for a host of more sophisticated male singers to come! The record features Billy with lush arrangements by Melba Liston, Gil Askey, and Bobby Tucker – singing in a deep and sensuous style that's similar to that used by Grady Tate on some of his albums for Skye, cut a few years later. Billy's sounding better here than he has in years – and titles include "Feeling Good", "This Is All I Ask", "Fantasy", "The Prime Of My Life", "Maybe Today", and "Had You Been Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has small splits on the top seam and light wear.)

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Kurt EllingDedicated To You – Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane & Hartman ... CD
Concord, 2009. Used ... $3.99 5.99
A beautiful tribute to the historic pairing of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman – delivered here by one of our favorite jazz singers working today! The album's way more than just a simple rehash of a classic – as Kurt Elling expands upon the Coltrane/Hartman vibe tremendously, taking the music into even loftier territory with his own wonderful vocals, and creative presentation of the music that includes a few medley moments, and some great spoken bits to link the whole thing together! Musical arrangements are by Laurence Hobgood, who's been with Elling for years – and Hobgood really stretches out with his own energy here, to break the set past any easy cliches, and make it a really Elling-centrist effort that stands as one of Kurt's best records in years. The whole thing was recorded live, and titles include "Say It", "They Say It's Wonderful", "It's Easy To Remember", "Dedicated To You", "All Or Nothing At All", "You Are Too Beautiful", and a medley of "What's New/Lush Life/Autumn Serenade". CD

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EquaticsDoin It!!!! ... CD
Now Again, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Rare 70s funky soul from The Equatics – just the kind of record that keeps us digging and still excited after all these years – resurrected by the like minded diggers at Now Again! You know the kind of album we're talking about, the ones you come across with enigmatic cover art, no names on the back you recognize or even anything indicating where or when it's from. Then you take a spin and it's the real thing from the get go! The production is nice and raw but not ragged, and a funky vibe that groups today emulate but just can't recapture. This set's mid 70s R&B, mostly instrumental but with a few vocal numbers, all nicely done up in a very groovy, funky fashion. There's a couple of nice covers, like their Isaac Hayes-ish take on "Walk On By" and a nice rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine", but the rest of the set's mostly originals, like "Merry-Go-Round" and some nice raggedy instrumentals like "What They Doin?", "Santana" done up in parts 1 and 2 (maybe on a 45 somewhere. . .), "Cisco Fare" and the jazzy "The Touch Of You". Amazing! CD

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Brett Ermilio & Josh LevineGoing Platinum – Kiss, Donna Summer, & How Neil Bogart Built Casablanca Records (hardcover) ... Book
Lyons, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 25.95
The saucy story of one of the wildest figures in the music industry during the 70s – the legendary Neil Bogart and his Casablanca Records – home to both Kiss and Donna Summer, and a whole host of questionable practices as well! Bogart passed away just about the time that disco faded from the mainstream – but during a relatively short span of time, he managed to find new ways to make musical superstars almost overnight – and give a great push to others who really deserved the exposure – all while churning out record after record, with a speed that makes most of today's record labels look as if they're dormant! The book's penned by one of Bogart's family members – who may perhaps turn a bit of a softer eye to some of his deeds – but the author also had plenty of access to private papers and other information, which makes for plenty of illuminating reading throughout. 211 pages, hardcover. Book

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Everly BrothersDown In The Bottom – The Country Rock Sessions 1966 to 1968 (Hit Sound/Sing/Roots/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Warner/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD set ... $24.99 30.99
Three overlooked gems by the Everly Brothers – all very different than their early hits, and very much in the hippest territory the duo would ever hit! First up is The Hit Sound Of The Everly Brothers – a really amazing little album, and not a set of the pair's earlier hits, but instead an all new recording that has the duo moving into rootsier modes that rub shoulders with the same country rock territory of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers! In truth, Don and Phil Everly are probably more important to the rise of the sound than anyone else – as their early work took a bluegrass harmony style, and moved it onto the rock charts – yet here, they almost seem to move backwards, and nod back to their roots – while still showcasing plenty of electric guitar in the mix. Most tunes are hits by other artists, but transformed with very hip late 60s Warner presentation – think Beau Brummels on Bradley's Barn – and titles include "Devil's Child", "Legend In My Own Time", "I'm Movin On", "Let's Go Get Stoned", "She Never Smiles Anymore", and "Sea Of Heartache". Sing is a record that has The Everly Brothers in a completely different mode than before, as you might guess from their look on the cover – a record that has Don and Phil moving into some very cool rootsy territory – really opening the door towards a generation of country rock to come, but at a level that reminds us that they maybe got the whole thing going in the first place! Production is in a very cool late 60s Warner Brothers mode – echoes of folk, psych, and sunshine in the mix – but all handled with this mature style that's at once sophisticated, yet completely down to earth – in a set of original tunes by the brothers, plus some gems from Terry Slater too – completely wonderful music that includes "Bowling Green", "A Voice Within", "I'm Finding It Rough", "Do You", "Mary Jane", "It's All Over", and "Talking To The Flowers". Roots is sublime country rock and superb vocals from the Everly Brothers – an album as close to our hearts as the much more hipster-celebrated work of the era by Gram Parsons, the Byrds and others! The Everlys grasped onto their significance throughout the 60s by hopping from trend to trend with little success – but they finally nailed it in 1968 with this effort. (Artistically, if not commercially.) The boys apply their staggering harmonies to country and country-ish material, adding their own unique spin to the tunes – and earnestly work in some montages of their family radio shows from the early 50s! It's easily their most endearing work of the 60s. Produced by Lenny Waronker with strings by Nick DeCaro. Includes wonderful versions of Jimmie Rodgers' "T For Texas", "Shady Grove", Randy Newman's "Illinois", Ray Price's "You Done Me Wrong", Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" and "Sing Me Back Home", plus "Ventura Boulvard" and "Turn Around" written by Ron Elliot of Beau Brummels. 3CD set features lots more bonus tracks – including "When Eddie Comes Home", "Empty Boxes", "Milk Train", "Lord Of The Manor", "My Elusive Dreams", "You're Just What I Was Looking For Today", "Omaha", "Mr Soul", Shop Girl", "Human Race", "A Little Bit Of Crazy", "Nothing But The Best", and "Love Of The Common People". CD

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Georgie FameGeorgie Does His Thing With Strings ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1969. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A great cover, and a great little record to match – one that has Georgie Fame singing with a host of string-heavy backings from the great Keith Mansfield! Given Mansfield's roots in the sound library scene, the style here is never as sleepy or hokey as you might expect from the "strings" in the title – but there is a moodier, mellower approach than you'd hear on other Fame albums – a style that's partially aimed at older jazz vocal modes, but which also echoes with sounds of the Scott Walker generation – a newly mature mode that's a really great fit for Georgie's unique style of singing, and which exposes yet another amazing side of his seemingly limitless talents! There's always a nice sense of warmth and wit going on – one that keeps these tunes from just being the usual sort of standard vocal fare of the period – and Mansfield's backings have a lean quality that often pulses with a very gentle groove at the bottom. Titles include "Who's Kissing You Blues", "Girl Talk", "This Guy's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", "Woe Is Me", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". LP, Vinyl record album
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Georgie FameGeorgie Does His Thing With Strings/Knock On Wood/CBS Singles ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 20.99
Some of our favorite work ever from the mighty Georgie Fame – key tracks from his years on CBS – when he was really moving past straight jazz, into a whole great style of his own! First up is the full album Georgie Does His Thing With Strings – a set that has Georgie Fame singing with a host of string-heavy backings from the great Keith Mansfield! Given Mansfield's roots in the sound library scene, the style here is never as sleepy or hokey as you might expect from the "strings" in the title – but there is a moodier, mellower approach than you'd hear on other Fame albums – a style that's partially aimed at older jazz vocal modes, but which also echoes with sounds of the Scott Walker generation – a newly mature mode that's a really great fit for Georgie's unique style of singing, and which exposes yet another amazing side of his seemingly limitless talents! There's always a nice sense of warmth and wit going on – one that keeps these tunes from just being the usual sort of standard vocal fare of the period – and Mansfield's backings have a lean quality that often pulses with a very gentle groove at the bottom. Titles include "Who's Kissing You Blues", "Girl Talk", "This Guy's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", "Woe Is Me", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Guess Who I Saw Today". Next is the rare Knock On Wood EP – with four songs that include the title track, plus "Close The Door", "All I'm Asking", and "Didn't Want To Have To Do It". THEN – the CD adds in 21 more bonus tracks – almost all non-album single cuts by Fame from the late 60s and start of the 70s – most of which have never been reissued, and are a flurry of mad soul, clever vocals, and lots of hip instrumental twists – all delivered with that undeniable Georgie Fame charm. Titles include "Down Along The Cover", "Seventh Son", "No Thanks", "Try My World", "Bidin My Time", "For Your Pleasure", "Kentucky Child", "Peaceful", "Entertaining Mr Sloan", "Someday Man", and "The Movie Star Song". CD

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FamilySong For Me (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
An amazing shift for Family – the group's first album after Rick Grech left for Blind Faith – and a set that has the group really reinventing their sound! The vocals of Roger Chapman are maybe even more dynamic and upfront than ever before – really finding that special sort of spirit that made him one of the most unique talents on the British scene of the time – but maybe the most unusual aspect of the record is the presence of new group member Poli Palmer – who brings in all these cool new sounds on keyboards, flute, and vibes! Those elements create a richness in the sound that wasn't there before – one that seems to give the vocals of Chapman even more focus than usual – on titles that include "Drowned In Wine", "Some Poor Soul", "Love Is A Sleeper", "The Cat & The Rat", "A Song For Me", "Wheels", "Stop For The Traffic Through The Heart Of Me", "Hey Let It Rock", and "93's OK J". This massive 2CD set features all sorts of bonus material – the single-only cuts "No Mule's Fool", "Good Friend Of Mine", "Today", and "Song For Lots" – plus a Roger Chapman interview, all sorts of other BBC recordings of the tracks – and even an unreleased promotional edit of "Today". CD

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Frank Foster & The Loud MinorityShiny Stockings ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99 28.99
Forget the hokey title of this one, this is one of the best Frank Foster sets of the 70s! By the time of this 1978 recording, Foster had developed into a stunning tenor talent filled with influences that ranged from Lester Young to late Coltrane. His writing and playing in the 70s was filled with a keen desire to experiment, yet still had firm roots in the soulful traditions that held his past – and you'll hear a stunning set of performances in session recorded with Frank's Loud Minority group – here a very big ensemble, with players that include Charlie Persip, Mickey Tucker, Ted Dunbar, and Virgil Jones. Titles include "Hills Of The North Rejoice", "Dayspring", "Tomorrow's Blues Today", and "Love Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)
 
 
 



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