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Uptown Jazz TentetWhat's Next ... CD
Irabbagast, 2020. Used ... $9.99
Lead by Brandon Lee on trumpet, Willie Applewhite on trombone, and James Burton III on trombone and bass trombone. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Gloria BarnesUptown ... LP
Maple/Remined, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the few rare albums on the Maple label – a 70s imprint that's known for some incredible funk and soul! Despite the title, the set's a record that sounds a lot more down-home than uptown – thanks to hard-wailing vocals from Gloria Barnes herself, and a nicely rough-edged quality to the instrumentation overall – supposedly handled by Lee Moses and The Ohio Players – the latter of whom wrote a few of the songs too! The album's one of the few on Maple – and in a way, it's almost a female soul counterpart to the Lee Moses record on the same label – done in a similar mix of rootsy modes and east coast indie soul – occasionally sweet at points, but mostly deep soul overall. Titles include "Gotta Get Away", "I Found Myself", "Old Before My Time", "I'll Go All The Way", "She Wants A Stand In", and "You Don't Mean It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Uptown (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 13.99

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Gloria BarnesUptown (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Maple/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few rare albums on the Maple label – a 70s imprint that's known for some incredible funk and soul! Despite the title, the set's a record that sounds a lot more down-home than uptown – thanks to hard-wailing vocals from Gloria Barnes herself, and a nicely rough-edged quality to the instrumentation overall – supposedly handled by Lee Moses and The Ohio Players – the latter of whom wrote a few of the songs too! The album's one of the few on Maple – and in a way, it's almost a female soul counterpart to the Lee Moses record on the same label – done in a similar mix of rootsy modes and east coast indie soul – occasionally sweet at points, but mostly deep soul overall. Titles include "Gotta Get Away", "I Found Myself", "Old Before My Time", "I'll Go All The Way", "She Wants A Stand In", and "You Don't Mean It". CD
Also available Uptown ... LP 23.99

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George BensonIt's Uptown (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1966/1967. Used ... $9.99
George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". Plus, the CD adds five bonus tracks, including "Sideman", "Minor Chant", and the previously unreleased "J.H. Bossa Nova" and "Clockwise (Alternate Take)". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Sam Bivens & His Denver Jazz OrchestraUptown ... CD
Dingbat, 2000. Used ... $11.99
With Dav Huff on alto, Freddy Rodriguez on tenor, Kurt Moorhead on baritone, Harry Carroll on trombone, Lynn Zoric on trumpet, Otto Koch on piano, Kenny Ortega on bass, Tony Pantelis on drums, and Ed Battle and Gloria Holliday on vocals. 8 tracks including "Midwest Express", "Uptown", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "On The Throne", and "Route 66" – all arranged and conducted by Sam Bivens. CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Camp LoUptown Saturday Night ... CD
Profile, 1997. Used ... $9.99
A real sleeper from the late 90s scene – a set that maybe didn't grab the charts as much as some of its major label hip hop contemporaries, but which has a lot more lasting power overall! There's a sense of variety to the songs here that's great – different themes, different modes, and a sense of production that's focused and to the point – very well-suited to the different lyrical modes throughout! Production is by Ski, rhymes by Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede, and the set features guest appearances from Trugoy, Ish, Jungle Brown, Bones, and Karachi Raw – on titles that include the classics "Luchini AKA This Is It", "Coolie High", and "Black Nostaljack AKA Come On" – plus "Rockin It AKA Spanish Harlem", "Sparkle", "Swing", "B-Side To Hollywood", and "Negro League". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill CharlapUptown Downtown ... CD
Verve/Impulse, 2017. Used ... $9.99
Pianist Bill Charlap in a hell of a trio – working here with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington – both players who make the record bristle with fresh energy right from the start! Charlap's command of tone and timing are as wonderful here as on other records – already a great enough start in itself – but Kenny's well-paced work on drums, and those warmly-crafted lines on bass from Peter make the whole album a real treat – almost back to the kinds of surprising moments that both Washingtons brought to trio dates back in the 90s. If you're a Charlap fan, don't worry – Bill's style is very firmly in the lead here – but if you're looking for something extra, too, you'll definitely find it here – on titles that include "Satellite", "There's A Small Hotel", "I'm All Smiles", "Uptown Downtown", "Curtains", and "Bon Ami". CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1952. Used ... $6.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". Plus, this CD brings together all material issued on later versions of the album – Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown and a third version – with addition of the full "Liberian Suite" and "The Controversial Suite". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edmond HallDowntown Cafe Boogie/Uptown Cafe Blues (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Commodore, 1943. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesUptown Top Ranking (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
VP, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Some of the best work you'll ever hear from the mighty Byron Lee – not the watered-down sound of later records for the tourists, but all the sharp, soulful sounds that made him one of the hippest talents working in the Caribbean scene of the 60s! Byron's got a groove here that's heavy on influences from the American instrumental underground – almost garage guitar roots, turned towards more Caribbean rhythms – sometimes with a Cuban current at the bottom, other times with more of a Kingston or Nassau vibe – always very hip on the rhythmic tip, with loads of electric guitar and keyboards over the top. The tunes are as playful as you'd guess from the titles – and tracks include "Frankenstein", "Last Night", "Jamaican Ska", "Dragon's Paradise", "Goldfinger", "Soul Ska", "Rock Steady", "Slow Run", "Apache", "We Five", "Reggae Makossa", "Dumplin's", and "Who-Dun-It" – plus a dubby funk cover of "Don't Call Me N***er, Whitey", LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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PrinceUptown/Crazy You ... 7-inch
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small date in marker.)

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✨✧ Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa & Anita O'DayUptown – Roy Eldridge With The Gene Krupa Orchestra Featuring Anita O'Day ... CD
Columbia, 1941/1942/1949. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Green Eyes", "Let Me Off Uptown", "Kick It!", "After You've Gone", "Rockin' Chair", "Armour", "Stop! The Red Light's On", "Watch The Birdie", "The Walls Keep Talking", "Skylark", "Bolero At The Savoy", "Thanks For The Boogie Ride", "Keep 'Em Flying", "Pass The Bounce", "Ball Of Fire", "Harlem On Parade", "Knock Me A Kiss", "Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street", "That Drummer's Band", "Murder He Says", "Bop Boogie", "Watch Out", "Swiss Lullaby", and "Why Fall In Love With A Stranger". CD
(Out of print, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Michael HurleyHi Fi Snock Uptown (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Raccoon/Future Days, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw & rambling folk sounds from Michael Hurly – recorded in early '72 – some of his better material of the era, living up to if not surpassing his Armchair Boogie of a couple years earlier! Michael's in seemingly amiable spirit here on some tunes, and standing on shakier ground or in scarier waters at other points, with some country rock tinged jams and weirdo troubadour numbers. Titles include "Blue Driver", "Water Train", "The Sun Is Slowly Sinking", "I'm Worried, I'm Worried", "In Florida", "Lilly Pads Upon The Pond", "Trinidad" and more. CD
(Deluxe gatefold tip-on CD sleeve.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Also available Ellington Uptown (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... CD
Columbia, 1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". CD
(Out of print, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)
 
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John W BubblesBack On Broadway ... LP
Uptown, 1980. Sealed ... $7.99
Accompanied by Frank Owens on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge ChaloffBoston 1950 ... CD
Uptown, 1946/1950. Used ... $8.99
Excellent small group material recorded at the Hi Hat in Boston and the Celebrity Club in nearby Providence, RI. Tracks come from three different dates and feature work by Sonny Truitt on trombone, Nat Pierce on piano, Joe Shulman and George Jones on bass, and Jack McDonald on drums. CD

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Dizzy GillespieShowtime At The Spotlite ... CD
Uptown, 1946. Used 2 CDs ... $15.99
Dizzy Gillespie , Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Johnny Lynch, and Talib Dawud on trumpet, Milt Jackson on vibraphone, Howard Johnson and John Brown on alto saxophone, Sol Moore on baritone saxophone, Ray Brown on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, Thelonious Monk on piano, James Moody and Ray Abrams on tenor saxophone, and Alton "Slim" Moore and Gordon Thomas on trombone. CD

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McGruffBefore We Start (orig, clean, inst)/Gruff Express (orig, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Uptown/Universal, 1997. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieTown Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 ... CD
Uptown, 1945. Used ... $9.99
Rare live material from Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker – captured here with Max Roach, Curly Russell, Al Haig, and guest tenor from Don Byas. Tracks include "Night In Tunisia", "Salt Peanuts", "Hot House", "Fifty Second Street Theme", and "Bebop". CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy TaylorSoul Machine/Theatre Of Broken Hearts ... 7-inch
Uptown, 1965. Very Good ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Labels are lightly stained and faded with some flaking.)

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Doug ThomsonBasically Yours ... LP
Uptown, 1983. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carl FontanaGreat Fontana ... LP
Uptown, 1987. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent later work fromt his great trombonist – with Al Cohn on tenor – plus Richard Wyands on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Akira Tana on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a braille sticker.)

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✨✧ Mary J BligeMy Life ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The stunning second album from Mary J Blige – a record that showed that both the singer and her new form of soul music were around to stay! Production is from Sean Combs and Chucky Thompson – very heavy on beats borrowed from the underground, but nicely tuned to the mainstream – all with a streetwise vibe that immediately made the lady such a nice contrast to some of the more cloying commercial R&B from a few years before. And if you think the approach is all attitude and hype, guess again – because Blige almost reintroduces deep soul to the charts with the classic "I'm Going Down" – alongside other classics that include "You Bring Me Joy", "Be Happy", "My Life", "Mary's Joint", "Don't Go", "I Love You", "No One Else", "I Never Wanna Live Without You", "I'm The Only Woman", and "Mary Jane". LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusWest Coast, 1945 to 1949 ... CD
Uptown, Late 40s. Used CD + Book ... Out Of Stock
A great assemblage of rare early material by Charles Mingus – recorded, as the title implies, on the west coast during the late 40s. The range of styles is pretty strong – as some tracks are small group sides, some larger ensembles, some with vocalists, and others more experimental – but the tunes are all united by a tightness even in the face of more complicated settings, showing Mingus as an incredibly talented leader even at this early point in his career. There's strands of bop and swing moving through the set with a dark edge – especially on the vocal numbers, which often have a off-beat sound that's quite different than the usual singer-with-band 40s approach. Titles include "Lonesome Woman Blues", "Swingin An Echo", "Ain't Jivin Blues", "Weird Nightmare", "Bedspread", "Pipe Dream", "Mingus Fingers", "Boppin In Boston", "Inspiration", "The Story Of Love", "Lyon's Roar", "This Subdues My Passion", and "The Texas Hop". 23 tracks in all. CD
(Includes original heavy book and slipcover!)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerWashington DC – May 23, 1948 ... CD
Uptown, 1948. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes a great 50 page booklet with essays and historical photos. CD
(Includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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✨✧ Soul For RealNever Felt This Way (lp, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Uptown, 1996. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The title track is a beautiful reading of Galt MacDermott's "African Waltz" – and other tracks include "Blue Brass Groove", "Something Different", "The Uptown", and "Letter From Home". Wilkins outdoes himself on this one, really providing some strong swinging arrangements that work well with the complicated groove of the project – and in a way, the record feels more like Randy Weston or Melba Liston's at the helm. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove. Cover has some tape on the top seam, and a bit of splitting on the bottom.)

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Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in a style that's heavy on the 70s funk influences that grace the music of both artists! The lineup's nice and jazzy, too – and features lots of tenor work from Timo Lassy, next to vibes, trumpet, guitar, and warm lines on both Hammond organ and Wurlitzer piano – all with a feel that's part funk, part soundtrack – yet served up in the best Schema way, which means that things go far past just being a retro rehash of the past! Titles include "Fire In Acapulco", "Heat In The City", "Everybody's Going Uptown", "Red Light District", and "The Crowd Pleaser". CD features the bonus tracks "Summer Of 75" and "The Game Of Love". CD

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✨✧ AyaStrange Flower ... CD
Naked, 2004. Used ... $9.99
The sweetly soulful debut of Aya – one of the best artists we've heard from the Naked Music camp in a long time! Aya's working here with Jay Denes (aka Blue Six) – in a set of tracks that's got the smokey feel of the best work on the Blue Six album, but with a more prominent vocal approach overall. Aya's still a bit bashful at times – keeping her light under the grooves at times, and letting the voice wash along with the keys and beats – but given the Naked Music approach, that sound comes across very nicely. Titles include "Afterhours", "Uptown", "Slippin", "Nobody Knows Me", "Looking For The Sun", "Lullaby For Stephen", "Curtain Call", and "Sean". CD
(Out of print.)

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Burt Bacharach (composer)Always Something There – A Burt Bacharach Collector's Anthology 1952 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rare Bacharach galore – an assortment of under-reissued tracks all penned by the mighty Burt – most of which are from the heyday of 60s uptown soul! Despite the 1952 in the date range on the title, almost all the tunes here are from the mid 60s – that time when Bacharach was writing new tunes like a demon, and getting most of them recorded by a range of great talents on the New York scene. Singers are a good mix of soul, pop, rock, and vocal artists – and although the material was done for a variety of different labels, there's a relatively unified feel – thanks to that snapping syncopation that Burt always brought to work like this. CD features 26 titles in all – including "How About" by Della Reese, "Third Window From The Right" by Dean Barlow, "I Wake Up Crying" by Del Shannon, "I Looked For You" by Charlie Gracie, "That's Not The Answer" by Vi Velasco, "More Time To Be With You" by Brook Benton, "Three Friends" by The Turbans, "Move It On The Backbeat" by Burt & The Backbeats, "You're Telling Our Secrets" by Dee Clark, "Thirty Miles Of Railroad Track" by The Hammond Brothers, "The Story Of My Life" by Big Al Downing, "Made In Paris" by Trini Lopez, "Rain From The Skies" by Adam Wade, and "True Love Never Runs Smooth" by Don & Juan. CD

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Cicero BlakeTake It From Me/Soul Of Pain ... 7-inch
Renee, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Always great work from Cicero Blake – and like his other work, a single that crosses genres nicely! Cicero's deep soul vocals are set up with sweeter horns on "Take It From Me" – and the tune soars along with an airy style that's really unique – almost uptown soul meets Chicago west side! "Soul Of Pain" is slower and steppier – a track that has that great slow-lope Chicago soul groove of the mid 60s, a style that really lets Cicero stretch out on the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Freddy ButlerWith A Dab Of Soul ... CD
Kapp/Everland (Austria), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful album of uptown soul – the only full length record cut by Freddy Butler, a heck of a great singer with a really unique voice! Freddy hails from Detroit, and like the best of Detroit singers of the 60s – such as JJ Barnes or Darrell Banks – he's got a style that's got some rootsy touches, especially on the vocals, mixed with production that's tight and focused – which really gives the album a lot of swing! Instrumentation includes some nice use of vibes and piano – no surprise, since Jack Ashford and the Pied Piper team handled the recording – and the album also features some great early compositions by Nick Ashford. Titles include "This Thing", "You'd Better Get Hip Girl", "Never Let Love Go", and "I Fell In Love". CD

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Cornelius Brothers & Sister RoseClassic Masters – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose ... CD
EMI, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose were one of a handful of early 70s groups – like Chairmen Of The Board or 100 Proof Aged In Soul – who had a sound that was incredibly hard to peg. There were bits of southern rawness in the vocals, but the overall approach also had plenty of elements of smoother Northern Soul, and wasn't afraid to use strings or uptown arrangements when they were needed! Titles include "Treat Her Like A Lady", plus "Let Me Down Easy", "Since I Found My Baby", "Big Time Lover", "Got To Testify", "I'm Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore", "Don't Ever Be Lonely", and "Good Lovin Don't Come Easy". 12 tracks in all! CD

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DriftersGood Life With The Drifters ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
A great little album by The Drifters – different than most of their other work for Atlantic, but still quite nice! The bulk of the album features the group running through jazzy versions of pop tunes – like "Quando Quando Quando", "More", "The Good Life", and "Desafinado" – all of which they do quite well, with a classy sound that fits well with the arrangements by Ray Ellis. The album also features one more regular tune by the group – the single "Saturday Night At The Movies", a killer uptown soul number arranged by Teacho Wiltshire. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Roy EldridgeIntroduction To Roy Eldridge – His Best Recordings 1935 to 1946 ... CD
Best Of Jazz (France), 1930s/1940s. Used ... $4.99
Includes the songs "Lookie, Lookie, Lookie Here Comes Cookie", "I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music", "Swing Is Here", "Jangled Nerves", "Shoe Shine Boy", "Wabash Stomp", "Florida Stomp", "Where The Lazy River Goes By", "After You've Gone ", "Sittin' In", "What Shall I Say?", "Let Me Off Uptown", "Rockin' Chair", "Stardust", "Bean At The Met", "Fish Market", "Twilight Time", "Little Jazz Boogie", "Embraceable You", "Little Jazz", "All The Cats Join In", and "Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD

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Har-You Percussion GroupHar-You Percussion Group ... CD
ESP/CuBop, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 15.98
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an effort to get kids involved in music uptown – spearheaded by Montego Joe, whose guidance in the set is greatly appreciated! There's a strong Latin Soul vibe running through the set – but one that's different than Joe's other work, a bit more rootsy at times, given all the percussion in the lineup – but warmed up nicely with bits of guitar, trumpet, and alto sax. The album's filled with great groovers – including the classic "Welcome To The Party", and the amazing "Oua-Train" jazz cut, which has a slightly spiritual feel. Other tracks include "Feed Me Good", "Barrets Bag", "Tico", "Ngoma", and "Santa Cruz". CD

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Ben E KingDon't Play That Song ... CD
Atco (UK), 1962. Used ... $9.99
A stellar record from Ben E King – and one of a few early 60s gems that really have him leaving a longstanding mark on soul music! There's a balance here that's unbelievable – a quality that's emotive right from the start, yet also perfectly put together too – with Ben's tremendous vocals backed by some tight Atlantic backings – in a style that's virtually the blueprint for lots more uptown soul singers to come in the 60s. The song choice is impeccable too – numbers from Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, and Phil Spector which perfectly straddle the lines of soul music at the time – tunes that include classics like "Here Comes The Night", "Don't Play That Song", "Young Boy Blues", and "Stand By Me" – plus lesser-known gems like "Brace Yourself", "I Promise Love", "Yes", "First Taste Of Love", and "Show Me The Way". CD
(Out of print, 2014 EU pressing.)

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Ben E KingSpanish Harlem/Don't Play That Song ... CD
Collectables/Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
2 albums' worth of incredible work from Ben E King! Spanish Harlem is a classic – and forget that you've heard the title track a million times, because the album's a treasure all the way through – packed with beautiful tunes arranged and produced by the Lieber-Stoller tune, in that mix of baion rhythms that they were crafting in the uptown studios for the Drifters during the early 60s. The leadoff cut is the amazing "Amor", a lightly grooving number that should have been massive – and just about every other cut is a similar Latin-tinged number. Titles include "Come Closer To Me", "Sway", "Love Me, Love Me", "Frenesi", "Souvenir Of Mexico", and "Besame Mucho". Don't Play That Song is equally great – with some darker numbers done in Ben's increasingly uptown soul style. Titles include classics like "Here Comes The Night", "Don't Play That Song", "Young Boy Blues", and "Stand By Me" – plus lesser-known gems like "Brace Yourself", "I Promise Love", "Yes", "First Taste Of Love", and "Show Me The Way". CD

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Barbara LewisBest Of Barbara Lewis ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s/1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Some of the best non-Motown soul to ever come out of Detroit, and a brilliant example of the uptown soul sound of the 60s! Nearly every track's a winner, and this comp of Barbara's best 60s material includes lots of classics like "Baby, I'm Yours", "Hello Stranger", "Stop That Girl", "Come Home", "It's Magic", and more! Heavenly soul, and classics that we never tire of! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing – in nice shape! Cover has a very small cutout mark.)

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Miriam MakebaMagnificent Miriam Makeba ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A hip little album by Miriam Makeba – part South African soul, part New York hip, with arrangements that recall some of Makeba's later work, bits of Nina Simone, and touches of Uptown soul. Arrangements and backing are by Luchi De Jesus – and Sivuca's actually part of the backing, and you can hear him singing and playing accordion behind Makeba with that cool breezy sound of his. Titles include "Mr Man", "A Piece Of Ground", "Akana Nkomo", "West Wind", "Where Are You Going", and "My Love Is Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Van McCoyMy Favorite Fantasy ... LP
MCA, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks, and maybe Van's best record of the 70s! The record shows Van sitting at the piano in an intimate setting – ala Barry White – and it's got a similar Love Unlimited Orchestra approach, with much large backing behind Van's voice, and a very full instrumental sound. Van sings lead vocals, which aren't always that great – but he more than makes up for it with some great piano and keyboard work, and some wonderful soul songwriting and arranging that recall his best uptown moments of the late 60s. The record has a few uptempo hustle-type tracks, but they're all pretty darn great soul songs, and there's loads of great mellow soul moments woven in to make the record a nice album of ballads and groovers. Titles include "Before & After", "Wings Of Love", "My Favorite Fantasy", "That's The Story Of My Life", and "You're So Right For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have small initials in pen. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jacob MillerWho Say Jah No Dread ... LP
Greensleeves, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful sounds from the mighty Jacob Miller – material recorded with Augustus Pablo in the years before Miller went onto greater fame in Inner Circle – and with a rootsy vibe that's still extremely powerful all these many years later! Pablo's at the height of his talents here – able to hit just the best righteous modes, but without ever going over the top – at a level that seems completely effortless, and which really empowers the message in Miller's vocals! The set's overflowing with gems – and titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Each One Teach One", "Who Say Jah No Dread", "False Rasta", "Baby I Love You So", and "Girl Named Pat" – plus the dubs "Knocking Version", "Hungry Town Skank", "King Tubby Meet Rockers Uptown", "Jah Dread", "Each One Teach One Version", and "Girl Named Pat Version". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Garnet MimmsCry Baby/Warm & Soulful ... CD
BGO/United Artists (UK), 1963/1966. New Copy ... $9.99
2 brilliant albums from Garnet Mimms – one of the greatest soul singers of the 60s, and an artist you can never have enough of! Garnet's albums from the 60s are all great – and unlike his contemporaries, he always recorded full LPs with all great songs, a wealth of original material, and not a bit of filler. This means that the set's got 26 tracks that may well be a "best of" for Garnet – as each track sparkles as much as the next, with Garnet's roughly-hewn vocals stretching out over sweet uptown arrangements by Jerry Ragovoy and Garry Sherman. We couldn't hope for a better batch of 60s soul tunes – and titles include "Don't Change Your Heart", "Looking For You", "It's Just A Matter Of Time", "One Girl", "Baby Don't You Weep", "So Close", "Anytime You Want Me", "There Goes My Baby", "A Little Bit Of Soap", "Quiet Place", "Cry To Me", "Until You Were Gone", "Anytime You Want Me", "Thinkin", and "Prove it To Me". CD

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McKinley MitchellComplete Malaco Collection ... CD
Waldoxy, Mid 70s. Used ... $3.99
The complete Malaco recordings of McKinley Mitchell – an excellent singer/songwriter whose work was a key part of the southern scene in the 70s, but who rarely ever gets his due! McKinley had a really unique voice that shared some of the warmth of northern singers – including a few of the uptown crowd of the late 60s – but he also worked in a mode that was much bluesier, with more of the traces of the burgeoning Jackson scene, of which these recordings were a part during the 70s. The set features the full tracks from McKinley's one album for the label, plus singles – with a total of 16 tracks that include "When It Rains It Pours", "Open House At My House", "The Town I Live In", "The End Of The Rainbow", "Same Old Dream", "Slave For Your Love", and "Follow The Wind". CD

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107th Street Stickball TeamSaboreando – Pot Full Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dorado/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Lost grooves from Spanish Harlem – an incredible set of Latin Soul from The 107th Street Stickball Team! With a name like that, the group certainly aren't as well-remembered as contemporaries like Joe Bataan or Willie Colon, but they've got a soulful groove that definitely fits the style of the time – a sweet uptown blend of Harlem soul and Latin rhythms – with the same blend of sweet soul ballads and uptempo groovers you'd find on some of Bataan's classic albums for Fania Records! Bobby Marin put the whole album together, with a tight groove that's very similar to his work for Speed Records – played here by a group that includes Orlando Marin, Louie Ramirez, Ozzie Torrens, and Joey Pastrana – all kings of Latin Soul at the time! Vocalists include Butch Johnson and Danny Agosto – but there's a real group feel to the record, with lots of harmonies behind the lead – the kind of streetcorner soul you might have heard while catching a stickball game on one of the side streets up north of Harlem. Titles include "Toma Guajira", "Look To Me", "You Put A Hurt In My Heart", "Rhythm & Soul", "Mojo Shingaling", "Barbara With The Kooky Eyes", "Tell Her I Love Her", and "Let Me Do My Thing". CD features 3 bonus tracks by The Nitty Sextet, all previously unissued – "Nitty Boo Boo", "Something New", and "Say Listen". CD

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PassportOceanliner ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
The famous fusion combo hits the 80s with a mighty sweet sound – a style that adapts some of their older electric modes of the previous years with a slight shift in instrumentation and groove! All the core elements are still very much in place – especially the work on reeds and keys by the mighty Klaus Doldinger – but there's a bit less rock-jamming, and maybe more of that soundtrack-styled fusion approach that other groups were using at the time – a shift that's partly in place thanks to some rhythm programs alongside standard drums. Titles include "Departure", "Allegory", "Uptown Rendezvous", "Scope", "Seaside", and "Oceanliner". CD

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Reuben PhillipsBig Bad Band At The Apollo ... LP
Ascot, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sweet set from Reuben Phillips – the bandleader at the Apollo Theater, when it was going full swing in the 60s! The group here is a nice mix of soul jazz with R&B currents – served up with work from Phillips on alto, alongside more alto from James Powell, tenor from Robert Ashton, baritone from Pete Clark, trumpets from Harold Johnson and EV Perry, piano from Adriano Acea, and guitar from the great Billy Butler! There's lots of originals on the set – including "Reuben's Tune", "Two By Four", "Uptown", "High Low", "Guitar Speaks", and "The Theme" – plus versions of "What'd I Say", "Can't Sit Down," and "Eric's Flute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Raphael SaadiqAll Hits At The House Of Blues ... CD
Pookie, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
One of the greatest talents in mainstream soul – recorded live, and sounding wonderful! Raphael Saadiq's been burning on the left side of the R&B mainstream for the past decade or more – really catching our ears with his work with Tony Toni Tone, and living up to his promise even more with his great solo work. But with an artist like this, we're always never sure how much of their talent comes from the studio – which is why it's really great to hear him live! The set's a wonderfully tight one – Raphael working with a live band in front of a tremendously enthusiastic crowd – getting help from famous friends that include D'Angelo, Joi, Ledisi, Goapele, and the rest of Tony Toni Tone. Titles include "Anniversary", "Loving You", "Let's Get Down", "Charlie Ray", "Excuse Me", "Faithful", "Ask Of You", "Just A Man", "Copy Cat", "Missing You", "Still A Man", and "It Never Rains". Plus, this CD features a bonus disc – with 7 more tracks that include "Be Here", "Uptown", "Different Times", "Still Ray", and "Blind Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie ScottI Shall Be Released ... LP
Probe, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Freddie Scott cut some more pop-oriented soul on earlier records – but here, he's got a much more righteous vibe – producing himself, shedding some of the uptown soul production, and really hitting his stride on cuts that include "Out of My Mind", "I'll Be Leaving Her Tomorrow", "Learnin How To Fly", "Don't Let Me Fall", "If Tomorrow Never Comes", "I Shall Be Released", and "Girl I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Freddie ScottMr Heartache – The Best Of The Columbia Recordings Plus ... CD
Columbia/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Massive soul from Freddie Scott – exactly the kind of set that has us wondering why he wasn't a bigger star back in the 60s! Freddie's style is very mature – never too polished, yet totally put-together – in a way that rivals other 60s male greats like Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson – both of whom are a good comparison for the sophisticated vibe that Scott's going for in his music here! Backings have a strong uptown soul mode – but also allow a lot of space for Freddie's own expressions, so that the strings really lay back, and the orchestrations never get in the way of his bad self – a perfect balance, thanks to the work of arrangers Garry Sherman, Belford Hendricks, and Robert Mersey. CD features material from Freddie's Columbia LP and singles, plus some Shout Records tracks too – a total of 23 numbers that include "Forget Me If You Can", "Just One Love", "I'm Too Far Gone", "My Arms Aren't Strong Enough", "Lonely Man", "Giving You My Heart", "Blow Wind", "One Heartache Too Many", "Let It Be Me", "For Your Love", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "There Goes My Heart". CD

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✨✧ ShirellesFoolish Little Girl ... LP
Scepter, 1963. Very Good ... $34.99
The girls do it again! On this nice set, the Shirelles mix their deep soul vocals with some sweeter uptown arrangements produced by the great Luther Dixon – for a trademark sound that put the Scepter label on the map. There's a few uptempo numbers that border on the sock radio soul of the time, but most of the stuff's got a right in the pocket groove – much deeper soul than you might expect! The record's also got some nice lesser-known New York tracks that make it well worthwhile – and titles include "Abra Ka Dabra", "Hard Times", "Foolish Little Girl", "I Didn't Mean To Hurt You", "Talk Is Cheap", and "Don't Say Goodnight & Mean Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Label has an ink stamp.)

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ShirellesShirelles Swing The Most ... LP
Pricewise, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
Beautiful stuff from one of the most soulful 60s pop girl groups – and proof that The Shirelles were always a cut above! The record's a great batch of hard to find songs by the group – including some great Goffin/King numbers – recorded with some surprisingly raw vocals that definitely keep The Shirelles more on the soul side of the spectrum than the pop one – set to some soaring uptown soul arrangements that are totally great! Titles include the classic hit "Oh No, Not My Baby", plus "Get Rid Of Him", "His Lips Get In The Way", "A Girl Is Not A Girl", "Please Go Away", "Lonesome Native Girl", "What Does A Girl Do", and "What A Sweet Thing That Was". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe SouthWalkin Shoes ... LP
Mine/MGM, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Excellent blue eyed soul from the great Joe South! Joe wrote loads of excellent tracks for southern soul artists during the 60s – including The Tams, who were perhaps his most famous interpreters – but this album features Joe's own work from the time, and it's great! The style is kind of rough uptown soul – with a bit of a Drifters/Ben E King sound, plus touches of Fame Studios southern soul. The album's a repackaged version of an earlier release called The Joe South Story – and it's the best (and only) selections of Joe's soul tracks that we've ever seen. Titles include "So Fine", "Silly Little Girl", "Masquerade", "Deep Inside Of Me", "I Gotta Be Somebody", "Let The Party Roll On", and "I'm Sorry For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo promo. Cover has some edge wear and a partially removed DJ sticker on back.)

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Piero UmilianiL'Uomo E La Citta ... CD
Dialogo (Italy), New Copy ... $18.99 22.99 About November 15, 2021
A hip set of swinging urban tunes – recorded by Piero Umiliani in 1976, in a mode that recalls American "urban" jazz tributes from the 50s and 60s. The difference with this one is that it's got a bit of a 70s sound – with some slight electric instrumentation, and washes of sound that feel a bit like they were lifted from a Lalo Schifrin soundtrack, an influence that's more than ok in our book! The work is quite different than some of Umiliani's mad 60s work – but no less great, and a welcome addition to his rich catalog of work. Titles include "The Man & The City", "Friendly City", "Hectic City", "Viaducts", "Uptown", "City Sounds", "Power Stations", and "Siena Square". CD

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Piero UmilianiL'Uomo E La Citta ... LP
Dialogo (Italy), New Copy ... $29.99 34.99 About November 15, 2021
A hip set of swinging urban tunes – recorded by Piero Umiliani in 1976, in a mode that recalls American "urban" jazz tributes from the 50s and 60s. The difference with this one is that it's got a bit of a 70s sound – with some slight electric instrumentation, and washes of sound that feel a bit like they were lifted from a Lalo Schifrin soundtrack, an influence that's more than ok in our book! The work is quite different than some of Umiliani's mad 60s work – but no less great, and a welcome addition to his rich catalog of work. Titles include "The Man & The City", "Friendly City", "Hectic City", "Viaducts", "Uptown", "City Sounds", "Power Stations", and "Siena Square". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wind In The WillowsWind In The Willows ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $33.99
A group who's as trippy as their storybook title might imply – and an early effort from a young pre-Blondie Debbie Harry! The Wind In The Willows have a sound that's a far bit more folksy than you'd expect from Harry's later work in Blondie – a style that blends acoustic guitars, bits of strings, woodwinds, and more – all together into a sweetly sunny blend that has the members of the group often singing with a bit of a harmony style! The approach is a bit like Spanky & Our Gang at their best – with the same sort of playful twists and turns in mood as the album moves on – and although the group themselves handled the arrangements, the album gets some top-shelf studio help from producer Artie Kornfeld and engineer Brooks Arthur. Titles include "Djini Judy", "Park Ave Blues", "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died", "Moments Spent", "Uptown Girl", "So Sad", "There Is But One Truth Daddy", and "The Friendly Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing in the Unipak cover, with a small cutout hole, some ring and edge wear, and some discoloration from age.)

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VariousBorn To Be Together – The Songs Of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of the greatest songwriting partnerships of the 60s – featured here in a great mix of soul, rock, and vocal numbers from the time – including a fair number of unusual versions of hits from the team of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil! Weil's got a style that's sometimes a bit deeper than her contemporaries – and when mixed with Barry's strong sense of punch in a tune, has a way of bringing some surprising sophistication to pop music – little emotive moments that peek out from more hook-heavy numbers – but all without ever sounding lachrymose or overblown. As part of that quality, lots of these tunes have some great New York-styled production – that uptown balance of emotion and class – and as with other titles in Ace's excellent songwriter series, the notes alone are almost worth the price of admission – given all the historical detail, cultural commentary, and cool images. Titles include "New World Coming" by Mama Cass, "Love Is Only Sleeping" by The Monkees, "Angelica" by Scott Walker, "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love" by Gene Pitney, "Love Him" by Doris Day, "Good Good Lovin" by Bobby Hebb, "You Baby" by Len Barry, "Born To Be Together" by The Ronettes, "This Is A Love Song" by Bill Medley, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" by The Happenings, "Shape Of Things To Come" by Slade, and "Proud" by Johnny Crawford. CD

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VariousIn The Naked City – Songs Of Urban Life 1962 to 1972 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great look at one of our favorite sub-genres of 60s soul – tunes that deal with the ins and outs of big city life, most of which were recorded as uptown soul tunes with really great production! It's hard to describe the charm of this work accurately, but the tunes are almost mini-movies, or sound snapshots of urban life at the time – often penned by Brill Building songwriters with a slight fantasy of life in the farther-flung boroughs of the city. Some of the tunes here are well-known, but lots more are obscure – really compelling tracks by singers who bring great life to the songs, and manage to make these little musical moments live on wonderfully over the years! Titles include "Nights In New York City" by Jan Bradley, "Street Talk" by The Tymes, "No Butterflies" by Walter Jackson, "I Love New York" by Marva Josie, "In My Apartment" by Dee Clark, "Big New York" by Chuck Jackson, "On Broadway" by The Cookies, "Concrete Jungle" by Arthur Alexander, "I Don't Want To Hear It Any More" by Jerry Butler, "Second Window Second Floor" by Clyde McPhater, "I Found A Daisy In The City" by Barry Darvell, "Song Of The Street" by Donald Height, "Strange Neighborhood" by The Imaginations, "Up In The Streets Of Harlem" by The Drifters, "City Of Fools" by Colette Kelly, and "That Old Neighborhood" by Eric Williams. CD

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VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... CD
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. CD
Also available Soul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP 22.99

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VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 28.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in a style that's heavy on the 70s funk influences that grace the music of both artists! The lineup's nice and jazzy, too – and features lots of tenor work from Timo Lassy, next to vibes, trumpet, guitar, and warm lines on both Hammond organ and Wurlitzer piano – all with a feel that's part funk, part soundtrack – yet served up in the best Schema way, which means that things go far past just being a retro rehash of the past! Titles include "Fire In Acapulco", "Heat In The City", "Everybody's Going Uptown", "Red Light District", and "The Crowd Pleaser". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heat In The City ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves that have more of a heavy slap bass sound, punchier horns and guitars! There are lotes nice moments that are a bit more restrained than the comparably full-on funk approach – and these have a spacey fusiony soul quality that reminds us of similar work that Byrd was doing with The Blackbyrds at the time. One of the best cuts is "Your Life Is My Ecstasy", which has some great bubbling Moog behind it, which creates a sound that you've heard sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest. Other nice ones are "Loving You", which features vocals by Jim Gilstrap, and a remake of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor", a big hit for Don in the 60s, which is redone here in an excellent slow funk mode that feels like Bob James' work on CTI. Others include "Have You Heard The News", "In Love With Love" and "Close Your Eyes And Look Within". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and some marker. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Chambers BrothersTime Has Come ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest albums ever from The Chambers Brothers – a set that helped them cross over big into the mainstream – shaking off their previous folksy roots with a rumbling approach to psychedelic soul! The record's got a much heavier groove than any of the group's previous work – a way of hitting a track that still holds onto their gospel-influenced roots, but which also brings in plenty of the fuzzier, funkier touches that were sparking in soul music during the late 60s – especially over at Columbia Records, where their labelmate Sly Stone was capturing a big audience with a very similar sound. The record features the full-length version of the group's massive "Time Has Come Today", an excellent psychedelic soul number that's been lifted for movies and TV shows more times than we can count – and other tracks include "People Get Ready", "Please Don't Leave Me", "In The Midnight Hour", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "All Strung Out Over You", "I Can't Stand It", "So Tired", and "Uptown". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with white text.)

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✨✧ Lena Horne & Gabor SzaboEmpathy (aka Lena & Gabor) ... CD
Just Jazz, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think what you want about Lena Horne – but this is a plenty darn groovy album! Sure, Lena's style is usually a bit classy and uptown – almost so much so that we don't really dig most of her records. But here, she's working in a very groovy style – paired with the great guitarist Gabor Szabo, in a set of sweetly swinging tunes that share many touches with Gabor's grooviest sides for Impulse and Skey in the 60s! Gabor produced and arranged with Gary McFarland – and the pair really transform the sound of Lena's voice, taking her normally-poised vocals and loosening them up with a subtly funky undercurrent. Richard Tee plays some great organ on the set, in a small combo that also includes Grady Tate and Chuck Rainey – and titles include a lot of Beatles covers – like "Rocky Raccoon", "Fool On The Hill", and "In My Life" – plus the cuts "Nightwind", "Watch What Happens", and "My Mood Is You". CD

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✨✧ King Tubby & The DynamitesSound System International ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the deepest dubs ever dug up and put out by Pressure Sounds – Clancy Eccles' produced dubs featuring early King Tubby touched rhythms by The Dynamites and others – hypnotically twisting and turning the grooves with sublime results! It's fantastic stuff, with rhythms that draw you in deeply, with instrumentation and bits of soulful vocals hitting you in the sweet spot before splintering off into swirling echoes to hallucinatory effect. A great discovery from Pressure Sounds! CD version features numbers from the rare original album with extra tracks. 15 tracks in all: "Garrison", "Red Moon", "Dub Star", "Kingston Dub Town", "King Banga", "Down Town", "Uptown Shuffle Dub", "House Of Darkness" and more by the Dynamites, plus "King Of Kings" by King Stitt, "Phantom" by The Dynamites & Andy Capp, and more. CD

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✨✧ Gene KrupaGene Krupa & His Orchestra (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Mid 40s. Near Mint- 4 x 78 rpm album ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Tuxedo Junction", "Drum Boogie", "Drummin Man", "That's What You Think", "Knock Me A Kiss", "Let Me Off Uptown?", "Leave Us Leap", and "Boogie Blues". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has small splits on the spine, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ 107th Street Stickball TeamSaboreando – Pot Full Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dorado/BGP (UK), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lost grooves from Spanish Harlem – an incredible set of Latin Soul from The 107th Street Stickball Team! With a name like that, the group certainly aren't as well-remembered as contemporaries like Joe Bataan or Willie Colon, but they've got a soulful groove that definitely fits the style of the time – a sweet uptown blend of Harlem soul and Latin rhythms – with the same blend of sweet soul ballads and uptempo groovers you'd find on some of Bataan's classic albums for Fania Records! Bobby Marin put the whole album together, with a tight groove that's very similar to his work for Speed Records – played here by a group that includes Orlando Marin, Louie Ramirez, Ozzie Torrens, and Joey Pastrana – all kings of Latin Soul at the time! Vocalists include Butch Johnson and Danny Agosto – but there's a real group feel to the record, with lots of harmonies behind the lead – the kind of streetcorner soul you might have heard while catching a stickball game on one of the side streets up north of Harlem. Titles include "Toma Guajira", "Look To Me", "You Put A Hurt In My Heart", "Rhythm & Soul", "Mojo Shingaling", "Barbara With The Kooky Eyes", "Tell Her I Love Her", and "Let Me Do My Thing". CD features 3 bonus tracks by The Nitty Sextet, all previously unissued – "Nitty Boo Boo", "Something New", and "Say Listen". CD
Also available Saboreando – Pot Full Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousJazz – The Perfect Jazz Collection – 25 Original Albums (25CD boxset) ... CD
RCA/Sony/Legacy/Columbia (France), 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 25 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the albums Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy, Sarah Vaughan In Hi Fi, Art Blakey's the Jazz Messangers, Billy Holiday's Lady In Satin, Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue, Dave Brubeck's Out Of Time, Duke Ellington & Count Basie's the Count Meets the Duke, Helen Merrill's Parole E Musica, Charles Mingus' Tijuana Moods, Chet Baker's Chet Is Back, Thelonious Monk's Monk's Dream, Sonny Rollins' Sonny Meets Hawk, Martial Solal At Newport '63, Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan's Two Of A Mind, Benny Goodman's Together Again, George Benson's It's Uptown, Nina Simone Sings The Blues, Art Tatum's Piano Starts Here, Erroll Garner's Concert By The Sea, Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters, Weather Report's Heavy Weather, Stan Getz's The Best Of Two Worlds, Jaco Pastorius' Jaco Pastorius, Wynton Marsalis' Standard Time Vol 1 & Charlie Parker's Bird. CD
(Out of print. Lid has a 1.5" split on one corner but otherwise the whole set is in great shape.)

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✨✧ VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Maxine BrownSpotlight On Maxine Brown ... LP
Wand, 1964. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful material by one of our favorite soul vocalists of all-time! Maxine's got a deep mature style that fits perfectly with the sparkling uptown arrangements given to her by the Wand label. This "spotlight" set includes some of Maxine's best singles for the label, plus some lesser-known material, which is every bit as great. Maxine was a totally solid performer, but unlike other female stars from the time, you won't find any filler on her records – this one included! Titles include "I Cry Alone", "Gotta Find A Way", "You Upset My Soul", "Yesterday's Kisses", "Oh No Not My Baby", and "It's Gonna Be Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some light wear, but the vinyl is great!)

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✨✧ Alfredo Linares Y Su SonoraYo Traigo Boogaloo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer Latin set from late 60s Peru – one of those mighty Latin cookers from the Mag Records label – a small imprint that never got much circulation up here in the states, but which was clearly tuned in to the best modes from New York! Alfredo Linares is a real cooker on the piano – as fierce and fast as any of the uptown scene up north – and the album's got a few boogaloo slammers mixed with other great guaguanco grooves – on titles that include "Yo Traigo Boogaloo", "Boogaloo En Ambiente", "Como Yo No Hay Dos", "Peruvian Guaguanco", "Congalanque", "Linares Blues", "Tutu Tata", "Sabor Tropical", and "Probandolo Se Sabe". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MarvelettesSophisticated Soul ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Classic girl group soul by one of Motown's best uptown groups. Tracks include "My Baby Must Be A Magician", "Your Love Can Save Me", "What's Easy For Two Is Harder For One", "Here I Am Baby", and "You're The One For Me Bobby". Nice stuff, and unlike a lot of other Motown LPs from the time, this one's not filled with covers of other tracks, and has a lot of nice original material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a bumped corner, and a stained corner.)

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✨✧ Joe BataanAfrofilipino (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown market it was getting locked into. On the album before this one, Joe coined the term Salsoul, which he used to describe his unique mix of salsa and soul – which on this record also gets a bit of an infusion of disco, which was a brilliant move by Joe, and broke the album out of the ghetto, onto dancefloors around the world. The centerpiece of the record is Joe's funky cover of Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Bottle" – but just about every track is great, and there's loads of excellent titles like "Chico & The Man", "Women Don't Want To Love Me", "X-Rated Symphony", "When You're Down (Funky Mambo)", and remakes of older Latin Soul tunes "What Good Is A Castle" and "Ordinary Guy". CD features bonus tracks – "What Good Is A Castle (parts 1 & 2)", "Ordinary Guy", and "Women Don't Want To Love Me". CD
(Part of the Salsoul Records Original Master Collecion!)

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✨✧ Jon BatisteWe Are – Roots & Traditions EP (purple vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... 12-inch
Verve, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Unreleased work from Jon Batiste – and a set that pays tribute to the roots and traditions that inspired his music! The set begins with the tunes "Work It Out" and "I Need You" – then moves into the title cut "We Are", which was done with help from the St Augustine marching band, and the Gospel Soul Children – with guest work from Autumn Rowe, Craig Adams, and Braedon and Brennan Gautier! The set ends with "Tell The Truth (uptown rmx)" – with work from Big Chief Romeo Bouegere of the Mardi Gras Indian Show. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Walter JacksonIt's All Over ... LP
Okeh, 1964. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
60s Chicago soul doesn't get any better than this – a sublime debut from the legendary Walter Jackson – done in a smoothly sophisticated style that set a whole new standard for the genre! The record steps off nicely from some of the earliest work by Jerry Butler and The Impressions – blending Chicago soul with more adult-styled orchestrations from Riley Hampton – at a level that has Jackson sitting beautifully across a number of different modes at once – still appealing to the kids with the uptown groovers on the set, but also reaching to an older crowd with the beautiful ballads and heartbreaking love songs. The sound is incredible – easily one of the most fully realized full-length soul records on the Okeh label – and titles include "What Would You Do", "There Goes That Song Again", "I Don't Want To Suffer", "That's What Mama Say", and "It's All Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo purple label pressing. Cover has a stain on the bottom left corner.)

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✨✧ Snorre Kirk with Stephen RileyTangerine Rhapsody ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Snorre Kirk has a great musical partner here – tenorist Stephen Riley, who blows with this warm, raspy tone that takes us back to classic Ben Webster in the postwar years! The pace of most tunes is nicely laidback, but never in a way that's too sloppy or loose – as Kirk's combo provides these rhythms that are more than interesting enough on their own, and which really expand once Riley's magic comes into the mix! Also, all tunes are originals by Kirk, which makes for an even fresher set than the usual outing with a classic-styled tenorist – and the group features Magnus Hjorth on piano and Anders Fjelsted on bass – plus guest tenor from Jan Harbeck on two tracks too. Tiles include "Tangerine Rhapsody", "Blues Jump", "West Indian Fever", and "Uptown Swing Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PassportOceanliner ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
The famous fusion combo hits the 80s with a mighty sweet sound – a style that adapts some of their older electric modes of the previous years with a slight shift in instrumentation and groove! All the core elements are still very much in place – especially the work on reeds and keys by the mighty Klaus Doldinger – but there's a bit less rock-jamming, and maybe more of that soundtrack-styled fusion approach that other groups were using at the time – a shift that's partly in place thanks to some rhythm programs alongside standard drums. Titles include "Departure", "Allegory", "Uptown Rendezvous", "Scope", "Seaside", and "Oceanliner". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Oceanliner ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Grover WashingtonGrover Live (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Lightyear, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late live material from Grover Washington – previously unreleased, and proof that the saxophone master was still plenty darn soulful towards the end of his career! The instrumentation reminds us a bit of Grover's early 80s dates for Elektra – a bit more keyboard driven than some of his 70s material, yet still put together with that unmistakable Washington charm – that great ear for space and soul that always made Grover's records stand out from most of his fusion contemporaries. Washington plays his familiar tenor and soprano, plus a bit of alto and baritone as well – and titles include "Take Five", "Mystical Force", "Winelight", "Sassy Stew", "Uptown", "Mr Magic", "Let It Flow", and a cool Medley of hits. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
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Hugh MasekelaUptownship ... LP
BMG, 1989. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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