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Paul Chambers & Wynton KellyComplete Vee Jay Paul Chambers/Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959 to 1961 (6CD set) ... CD
Vee Jay/Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 6CDs ... $299.99
Loads of great material, lots of it unissued at the time – with cuts that appeared on the records Go, 1st Bassman, Kelly Great, Fabulous Frank Strozier, Kelly At Midnight, Wynton Kelly, Go 2, Smokin, Someday My Prince Will Come, Kelly's Memories, and other later sets. CD
(Out of print hand-numbered limited edition pressing. Box and book are in very nice shape – save for one very small rip on the edge of the box image. It's about an inch, and the whole image and edge are still complete.)

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Bill HendersonHis Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $10.99
18 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print mid 90s Vee Jay pressing.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerVery Best Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Iceman" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 26 tracks in all, including the titles "Smile", "I Stand Accused", "Where's The Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "A Lonely Soldier", "Lost", "Come Back My Love", "Don't Drive Me Away", "Moon River", "You Can Run", "Whatever You Want", "I've Been Trying", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", and "Good Times". CD

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✨✧ VariousVee Jay Doo Wop Vol 2 – Bim Bam Boom ... CD
Famous Groove, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
25 rare tracks from Vee Jay – including work by The Sheppards, Five Echoes, El Dorados, Falcons, Spaniels, and Magnificents! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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John W BubblesBubbles – John W That Is ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Arrangements by Jimmy Haskell – on titles that include "Bubble's Blues", "Belittling Me", "Without A Song", and "My Mother's Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Jerry Butler & Betty EverettTogether ... LP
Vee Jay/Buddah, 1964. Sealed ... $11.99
A 70s repressing on Buddah of a classic Vee Jay album by Jerry Butler and Betty Everett. The set was a very big-selling LP of great duets – some of the first male/female soul tracks recorded in the 60s, and the beginning of a sub-genre that would go on to become very popular. Titles include "Let It Be Me", "I Can't Stand It", "Fever", "Just Be True", "It's All Right", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", and "Our Day Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole and some razor marks.)

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Jerry Butler & The ImpressionsFor Your Precious Love ... CD
Vee Jay/Black Tulip, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
The only full-length collection of early Impressions work for Vee Jay – mostly singles recorded in the late 50s for the label, brought together as a "with Jerry Butler" album during the early 60s! The set's not only Impressions numbers, but also features a few of Jerry's early solo tracks – still very much under the sway of his years in the group, with the Impressions often as backup vocals – and also featuring a fair bit of original tunes by Curtis Mayfield! Apart from big hits, there's some nice obscure numbers like "At The County Fair", "Lovers Lane", "Believe In Me", "Senorita I Love You", "Let Me Know", and "Young Lover" – plus more familiar tracks that include "The Gift Of Love" and "For Your Precious Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DellsOh What A Night/Stay In My Corner (aka It's Not Unusual) ... LP
Buddah/Vee Jay, 1965/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
This record appears to be a repackaging of the album It's Not Unusual, originally issued in 1965 by Vee Jay, and a wonderful album – unlike anything else the Dells ever recorded! Instead of their usual harmony soul and doo wop work, this album's a swinging jazz vocal workout – with the group harmonizing more in a Four Freshmen mode than a streetcorner one. The approach works wonderfully for the group's always-great vocals – and it's really great to hear them going to town on tracks like "Witchcraft", "Lil Darlin", "It's Not Unusual", "Let's Do It Over", "What Do We Prove", and "I've Got A Woman". The record also features a version of "Stay In My Corner" that might be an update of the original, but we're not sure! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Harmonizing FourHarmonizing Four Sing ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Incredible work from the extremely well-named Harmonizing Four – a gospel harmony quartet with a sound to rival that of the best vocal groups of the time! The vocals here are really tremendous – deeply soulful, and with complicated harmonies that are as captivating as those you'd hear from doo wop recordings of the time. Instrumental backing is minimal on most numbers – often just an Orioles-like use of spare guitar and light percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original maroon label pressing. Cover has a small top right corner.)

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Eddie HarrisMighty Like A Rose ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good- ... $2.99
Although Exodus to Jazz was probably the biggest album of Eddie's career, we've always been a bit more partial to this excellent LP, a terrific document of Eddie's work from his early days on the Chicago jazz scene. Featuring Eddie's good early group with Willie Pickens on piano, Jo Dorio on guitar, and Harold Jones on drums, the sound is a nice mix of soul jazz, hard bop, and slightly more exotic themes, with the kind of tinges that Yusef Lateef was putting into his work at the time. Cuts include "There Is No Time", "Mighty Like A Rose", and six others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove and Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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John Lee HookerBig Soul Of John Lee Hooker ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
John Lee Hooker takes a step or two into the bluesy soul sound of the early 60s on this sweet set on Vee Jay – while style flaunting his true blues pedigree really, really well! The grit of his voice is as heavily emotive and unshakable as ever – backed by a crack combo on drums, guitar, bass and organ – with sweet sweet backing vocals that are supposedly the Vandellas (sure does sound like it.) Includes "San Francisco", "Take A Look At Yourself", "Send Me Your Pillow", "She Shot Me Down", "Big Soul", "Good Rocking Mama", "No One Told Me" and "Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label stereo pressing, with the extra track)

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John Lee HookerI'm John Lee Hooker ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, 1959. Used ... $2.99
Classic Chicago blues issued on Vee Jay – recorded by John Lee Hooker in a handful of sessions over the second half of the 50s – an incredible document of Hooker's lonely roots as well as a benchmark for the band based live blues scenes in the years to come! I'm John Lee Hooker was released at the end of the 50s by Vee-Jay – and in features some tunes with Hooker stamping it out solo, and others with rollicking group setting. Wonderful, legendary work! All the songs are Hooker originals and they include his classic crossover track "Boogie Chillun", plus "Dimples", "Baby Lee", "Crawlin King Snake", "I'm So Excited", "Everynight", "Time Is Marching", "I Love You Honey" and more! CD

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Fred HughesYou Can't Take It Away/My Heart Cries ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
2 great Freddie Hughes numbers from his short-lived Vee Jay days! "You Can't Take It Away" is a Richard Parker number – done in a snapping, stepping sort of groove that has plenty of horns on the top, dark piano on the bottom, and incredible vocals from Freddie all the way through! "My Heart Cries" is a bit mellower, with a southern soul-styled approach that has female backing singers behind Freddie's wonderfully raspy lead. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With ARP stamp.)

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Jerry "Count" JacksonCome Back Baby/Falling In Love ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have an ink stamp and a bit of pen.)

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Wynton KellySomeday My Prince Will Come ... CD
Vee Jay, 1961. Used ... $11.99
We're not sure if this was ever issued as a discrete album under this title or not – although the notes seem to indicate that that was the case. But to our record-collecting ears, the album seems to contain mostly material from the album that was originally titled Kelly At Midnight. The session dates from 1961, and features Kelly in a trio with Jimmy Cobb and Paul Chambers – grooving on soul jazz versions of tracks like "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Gone With The Wind", "Sassy", and "On Stage". The CD also features a quintet number with Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter – titled "Wrinkles", and a great little 8 minute tune that ranks with his best work of the time. Lots of bonus material – 15 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Wynton KellyWynton Kelly! ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Sealed ... $19.99
Rock-solid work from Wynton Kelly – a standout trio side from the early 60s, and one of his few dates recorded for Vee Jay Records! Kelly seems to have a bit more kick here than in the 50s – and a bit more of a down to earth quality than on his later sides for Verve – really laying back on the keys of the piano, and getting some great help from a rhythm group that features Jimmy Cobbs on drums, and either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass. The tunes are mostly familiar numbers, but they're offset by a few strong Kelly originals – including "Joe's Avenue" and "Sassy" – amidst other titles that include "Love I've Found You", "Autumn Leaves", "Gone With The Wind", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Most likely a 70s pressing – back cover does not say Suite Beat or Chameleon.)

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Wynton Kelly (Bunky Green)Modern Art (aka My Babe) ... LP
Vee Jay (Japan), 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic hardbop session that was cut in Chicago for Vee Jay – originally issued under the name of Bunky Green as the leader! Chicago alto player Bunky Green leads a tight little sextet that has Donald Byrd on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, and Wynton Kelly on piano – and the group grooves with a tight sound that's in keeping with lots of the other great soul jazz/hardbop sessions that were coming out of Chicago at the time. Green's tone is nice and raw, quite a bit more so than on his later recordings for Cadet, and Heath is a perfect match for him on the frontline. Tracks include "Cecile", "Step High", "Counter Punch", and a swingin' version of "My Babe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Little RichardHis Greatest Hits ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Shrinkwrap has some marker.)

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Sarah Mc Lawler & Richart OttoWe Bring You Love ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A strange little record that's indicative of some of the unusual musical practices that were living side by side in a city like Chicago during the postwar years. McLawler and Otto play organ and violin, respectively – and they have a style that mixes jazz with kind of a classier instrumental tradition that worked well for the couple in higher end Chicago clubs. More the sort of thing that got recorded on the city's TV programs during the 50s, than played on its jukeboxes – but still a nice indication of the commitment that Vee Jay had to working all aspects of Chicago's music scene. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Stella By Starlight", "Flamingo", and "Temptation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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Sarah Mc Lawler & Richart OttoWe Bring You Swing ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of a few rare albums that the team of Lawler and Otto cut for Vee Jay during the late 50s – all of them showing the stranger side of the Chicago jazz scene, a underrecognized one that mixes a high-concept approach with south side soul jazz, in an attempt that might have been aimed at the downtown crowds. Sarah McLawler is a female organist – in the mode of early Shirley Scott – and Otto is a violinist, with a style that's somewhere between Eddie South and Stuff Smith. Here, they're backed by a rhythm section that includes Redd Holt and Eldee Young, as well as guitarist Lefty Bates – and the quintet swings easily on shorter tracks that are mostly standards. Titles include "Robbins Nest", "Midnight Sun", "Caravan", "My Reverie", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A Windy City classic – from Vee Jay Records! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass! Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time – a killer little group that was almost a Chicago secret back in the day, but one that's well worth discovering if you've got any sort of a love for hardbop or soul jazz! This oft-overlooked gem is one of the best hardbop albums to ever come out of Chicago, and it's got some great originals by Mabern – like "Richie's Dilemma" and "Make Everybody Happy" – plus a nice version of Booker Little's "Sweet Silver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker, but is nice overall.)

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MJT+3MJT+3 ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of the best-kept secrets of the hardbop era! This amazing group – formed in Chicago in the late 50's by ex-Memphis players Walter Perkins on drums, Harold Mabern on piano, and Frank Strozier on alto – has always been one of the best groups ever to sum up the meaning of the phrase "hard bop" – as they play with tight bop lines, but mix in longer, more relaxed playing, and some very soulful phrasing. Strozier especially is amazing, and Mabern's piano lines are as warmly lyrical and richly complicated as on his later work on Prestige – and the group also features the great Willie Thomas on trumpet and Bob Cranshaw on bass. The team of Cranshaw and Perkins is amazing – MJT, Modern Jazz Two, who really make the album cook – freely grooving with incredible rhythms, which makes Strozier sound almost better than on any other sessions from the time. Titles include "Branching Out", "Lil' Abner", "Raggity Man", and "To Sheila". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove and Audio Matrix stamp.)

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✨✧ Phil MooreFor Singers Only Kit Vol 4 – Swingin Easy ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $6.99
A totally cool little set! The package features material written by hip arranger Phil Moore – done in a MMO style with instrumentations designed to back up a cool singer – in this case with some nice modern jazz modes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has split corners and some light surface wear.)

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Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Soul City ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good ... $24.99
A smoking live set from Jimmy Reed – filled with the kind of rocking, rollicking numbers that made his bluesy groove an undeniable influence on the UK scene of the 60s! Most numbers begin with a compelling vamp, then have Jimmy taking the lead on vocals – adding in plenty of charm in ways that few later bluesmen ever seemed to be able to match. And at times, there's a nice undercurrent of fuzz in Reed's guitar – almost making him one of the first folks to really use distortion in his music – on a great set of cuts that includes "I'm Going Upside Your Head", "The Devil's Shoestring (part 2)", "A New Leaf", "I Wanna Be Loved", "Wear Something Green", "You've Got Me Waiting", and "When You're Doing Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing, with deep groove – record and cover are nice!)

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Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed Sings The Best Of The Blues ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
Jimmy Reed takes on a host of older blues standards – tunes made famous initially by other recordings, all served up here with the trademark Jimmy Reed rasp and wail! Titles include "Outskirts Of Town", "The Comeback", "Cherry Red", "Five Long Years", "Wee Wee Baby", "Trouble In Mind", "Roll Em Pete", and "St Louis Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label Vee Jay pressing. Cover has light aging & edge wear.)

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Jimmy ReedNow Appearing ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Jimmy Reed, now appearing – playing with just the sort of groove that got him booked in plenty of clubs back in the day! The tunes chug along with a perfect gritty take on Chicago blues – that sharp-edged sound that Vee Jay Records did so well with Reed – making his albums like this for the label some of the real standouts in his career! The guitar is as great as the vocals – with a wide-bodied sound that seems to point the way towards countless fuzzy freakouts in years to come – even though Jimmy mostly keeps it cool on cuts that include "Down The Road", "Tell The World I Do", "Got Me Chasing You", "Close Together", and "You're My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing.)

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Eddie TaylorBig Town Playboy ... LP
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Rare Vee Jay Records material from Chicago bluesman Eddie Taylor – featuring Eddie on guitar and vocals, with help from Jimmy Reed on harmonica and guitar, and Johnny Jones on piano! Includes a few unissued tracks, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Betty Everett & Jerry ButlerDelicious Together ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Betty Everett and Jerry Butler certainly are delicious together – and the pair have more than enough great energy to hold on strong throughout this entire album of duets! Although Motown is probably best remembered as the home of the male/female duet mode of the 60s – Vee Jay certainly helped get things started with this great album – one that matches Jerry's Iceman vocals with Betty's warmer, younger approach – a pairing that comes off surprisingly well on the album's variety of numbers! Johnny Pate arranged, and titles include "Let It Be Me", "I Can't Stand It", "Fever", "Just Be True", "It's All Right", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", and "Our Day Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top and bottom seams. Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerBest Of John Lee Hooker ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Appears to be an 80s pressing.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerI'm John Lee Hooker (WaxTime) ... LP
Vee Jay, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Chicago blues issued on Vee Jay – recorded by John Lee Hooker in a handful of sessions over the second half of the 50s – an incredible document of Hooker's lonely roots as well as a benchmark for the band based live blues scenes in the years to come! I'm John Lee Hooker was released at the end of the 50s by Vee-Jay – and in features some tunes with Hooker stamping it out solo, and others with rollicking group setting. Wonderful, legendary work! All the songs are Hooker originals and they include his classic crossover track "Boogie Chillun", plus "Dimples", "Baby Lee", "Crawlin King Snake", "I'm So Excited", "Everynight", "Time Is Marching", "I Love You Honey" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram WaxTime pressing.)

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✨✧ Billy PrestonMost Exciting Organ Ever ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, we don't think we'd call this the most exciting organ ever – but the record is one of Billy's best, and it's got a hard wailing raw groove that's missing from a lot of his later work! There's a very churchy sound in the organ, with all the stops open and a very large sound coming out of the speaker – and Billy wails in a manner that's similar to some of Jimmy McGriff's early work – nice and heavy at the bottom, with plenty of fluttering notes at the top! Titles include "Soul Meetin", "Billy's Bag", "Low Down", "Slippin & Slidin", and "The Octopus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on all seams.)

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✨✧ Harry EdisonSweets For The Sweet Taste Of Love ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerBurnin' ... LP
Vee Jay, 1962. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of Burnin from John Lee Hooker, and about as classic as you can get for his Vee Jay years – especially considering that the album starts out with Hooker's killer cut "Boom Boom" – a number that may well have set fire to a whole generation of British and American rockers! Other tracks are equally great, and every bit as gritty – recorded with some tight backings by a small combo, but still mostly a focus on Hooker's guitar and vocals. Titles include "Boom Boom", "Process", "Blues Before Sunrise", "I Got a Letter", and "What Do You Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Shrinkwrap has some old shop stickers.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganExpoobident ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Lee's totally great hard bop sessions for Vee Jay, recorded around the time of his best early work for Blue Note, and with a good hard group that includes Clifford Jordan on tenor, Eddie Higgins on piano, and Art Blakey on drums. The material's a tight set of tracks that includes originals by Jordan, Higgins, Morgan, and Wayne Shorter – with titles like "Fire", "Lost & Found", "The Hearing", "Triple Threat", and "Expoobidient" – all burners that really sum up the majestic power of the young Lee Morgan at his best! This very sharp CD reissue also includes 4 alternate takes that weren't on the original LP! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Four SeasonsFour Seasons Greetings (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Vee Jay/Real Gone, 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful Christmas present from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – a selection of Holiday tunes all recast with their tremendous harmony sound! The group are surprisingly great in this format – as their music always has this odd undercurrent of melancholy that really brings out the best in the tunes – and which opens up with a deeper feeling than just straight covers of Christmas tunes. Frankie's nose is right out in the lead on most numbers, and thanks to production by Bob Crewe and arrangements by Sid Bass, even familiar tunes are presented here in very fresh versions! Titles include "The Little Drummer Boy", "What Child Is This", "The Excelsis Deo Medley", "Jingle Bells", "White Christmas", "Christmas Tears", and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". CD

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✨✧ SpanielsGoodnite It's Time To Go ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A rare album of classic doo wop – from one of Chicago's greatest harmony groups! In contrast to labelmates The El Dorados, The Spaniels were a bit smoother, and added more of a sweet harmony sound to their style – as you'll know from tracks like "Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite", "Baby It's You", and "The Bells Ring Out". But the big list of tracks on here also includes a number of uptempo tracks that have a rawer sound, like "Play It Cool" and "Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)
 
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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... CD
Mercury/Intermusic (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". CD
(Limited edition.)
Also available
Ice Man Cometh ... LP 19.99
Ice Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)
Also available
Ice Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99
Ice Man Cometh ... CD 12.99

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
Also available
Ice Man Cometh ... LP 19.99
Ice Man Cometh ... CD 12.99

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Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and soulful on tracks like "Moody Woman", "When You're Alone", "I Forgot To Remember", "Brand New Me", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", and "Walking Around In Teardroops". Nice cover, too – with Jerry standing in a pile of fake diamonds! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerSweetest Soul ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
27 tunes pulled from Jerry's years at Vee Jay Records – including some hits and lesser known numbers, all done in his fantastic Iceman style. Titles include "Thanks To You", "Find Another Girl", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "Need To Belong", "Just For You", "Give It Up", "Give Me Your Love", "I've Been Trying", "It's Too Late", "You Can Run", "I'm The One", "Good Times", "I Stand Accused", "For Your Precious Love", "Believe In Me", and "Moon River". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Earl (Upfront) ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A sweet soul classic from the young Gene Chandler! The record is built around Gene's hit "Duke Of Earl" – and it features Gene in a ridiculous looking "Duke" costume on the cover – but the record's a great one overall, and features some excellent late-night soul material in a sweet tenor-voiced harmony style! The album collects tunes from Gene's years at Vee Jay, featuring him in a number of styles – heartbreaking ballads, rousing uptempo numbers, and some cool exotic tunes. Titles include "Nite Owl", "London Town", "Miracle After Miracle", "Rainbow", "You Threw A Lucky Punch", and "You Left Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dee ClarkKeep It Up ... LP
Charly (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great (and now out of print!) collection of Dee's best work for the Vee Jay label – and even better than the usual hit collection, because it features cuts he recorded with The Dells, The Kook Gents, The Upsetters, and The Delegates. Dee was one of the label's most versatile singers, and as you'll hear on this set, he really mixes it up nicely with the different groups, and with his solo recordings. Features 3 previously unissued cuts – "Emma Jean", "When I Call On You", and "Bring Back My Heart" – plus the tracks "Your Friends", "Nobody But Me", "You're Telling Our Secrets", "Oh Little Girl", "Wondering", and "The Convention", a great lost cut! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DellsI Touched A Dream ... LP
20th Century, 1980. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One thing about The Dells: They were always great! Even here, at the end of the 70s, in settings that are less perfect than their classic work for Cadet or Vee Jay, the group still sound wonderful – more daring vocally than most other harmony groups at the time, cutting through some smoother arrangements with a sublime approach to the material that's all-soul all the way! Arrangements get a bit uptempo and modern, but they're still in a strong Chicago groove – with backings by Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders, and production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, making for a late 70s update of the classic Brunswick soul approach. Titles include "Look At Us Now", "All About The Paper", "So You Are Love", "Passionate Breezes", and "I Touched A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty EverettThere'll Come A Time ... LP
Uni, 1969. Sealed ... $24.99
A great near-lost slice of Betty Everett's career – material recorded for Uni Records, in the years after her first big hits on Vee Jay! The sound here is a lot more soulful than on earlier albums – more grown-up and sophisticated, yet also retaining the best sweeter touches that made her great in the first place. The album's got a number of tasty originals – including the title cut "There'll Come A Time", Curtis Mayfield's "Hold On", and the cuts "Maybe", and "You're Falling In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes. Shrinkwrap is partially torn.)

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Four SeasonsBorn To Wander ... LP
Philips, 1964. Very Good ... $6.99
A key transitional album from The Four Seasons – marking not only their shift from Vee Jay to Philips, but also their advance into new styles in the 60s! Born To Wander album is on the folky side – with acoustic guitar used heavily in the instrumentation, alongside the fuller harmonies of the four members of the group. The style is sometimes sweet, and the use of acoustic guitar links the sound somewhat to the folk pop modes of The Brothers Four – although that group could hardly boast a striking lead vocalist as great as Frankie Valli sounds here! The mode is an unusual one for the Four Seasons, but it comes off surprisingly well – thanks to arrangements from Charlie Calello and superb production from Bob Crewe – who still knows how to bring these tunes out with the heaviest pop sort of sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover is nice!)

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Rosco GordonBootin' – The Best Of The RPM Years ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
Roscoe Gordon was an R&B powerhouse in the 50s – an artist with a huge legacy of music that included records for Vee Jay, Chess, and Sun Records, and a singer who continued to have an impact for many decades to come! Yet Gordon may have sounded best right at the start of his career – on these smoking early sides for the RPM Records label, cut in a beautiful fusion of blues piano, romping rhythms, and some very special vocals from the man himself! The collection presents that material at a level that really blows away some of the cheaper Roscoe Gordon volumes on the market – with a total of 24 tracks, detailed notes, and a selection of singles that even includes a few unreleased tracks, too – all in the best Ace Records tradition. Titles include "New Orleans Wimmen", "No More Doggin", "City Woman", "Ouch Pretty Baby", "Saddled The Cow", "Dime A Dozen", "Booted", "Cold Cold Water", "Just In From Texas", "We're All Loaded", and "Throwin My Money Away". CD

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Eddie HarrisGenius Of Eddie Harris ... LP
Tradition/Everest, Early 60s/Late 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
Genius is right! This nice set of recordings from Eddie's Vee Jay years shows the soul jazz tenorist playing some of his more far-reaching work – like the incredible "Olifant Gesang", an 8 minute free form track that sounds more like Sun Ra-tinged exoticism than it does the kind of stuff you'd expect from Eddie. Other nice ones include "The River Nile", "Fontessa", and "Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants and a hole in front.)

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Eddie HarrisSoul Of Eddie Harris ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s/Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
No real dates or notes on the cover, but the album appears to include some of Eddie's excellent early work for the Vee Jay label – a wonderful blend of soul jazz and slightly experimental phrasing, and the kind of groundbreaking material that got Eddie noticed very early on in his career. Titles include "WP", "Velocity", "WP", "ATC", "Exodus", and "Alicia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wynton KellyComin' In The Back Door ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. Used ... $12.99
A real cooker of a set – and one that features Wynton's piano over some great larger backings from Claus Ogerman! The style of the set is really wonderful – as Wynton plays with a core smaller group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, plus regulars Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – all of whom make more than ample space for Ogerman to come into the mix and fill up the tunes with some sweetly grooving 60s backings – often using electric bass to punch up the bottom, and rollick things around in a stepping style that's a nice mainstream take on the soul jazz groove that Kelly virtually helped invent! A few tracks are more in a small combo mode, but even those manage a pretty darn smoking groove – and overall, the album's got a lot more depth than even some of Kelly's best for the Vee Jay label from previous years! Titles include the bossa groover "Cesar & Cleopatra" – plus "Quiet Village", "If That's The Way You Want It", "Comin' In The Back Door", and "Theme From Burke's Law". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Wynton KellyLive At The Left Bank Jazz Society – Baltimore, 1968 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1968. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Not one of the original Vee Jay albums recorded by pianist Wynton Kelly – but a really sweet set that has him stretching out in a live setting recorded by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society in 1968! Wynton's trio – with Ron McClure on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – is joined by the great George Coleman on tenor, who really gets a great opportunity to stretch out on the album's long tracks. The 2CD set features all of the concert, with some tracks that run upwards of 20 minutes, and which show that Coleman had a richly inventive solo talent at this point. Titles include "Unit 7", "On The Trail", "Mr PC", and "On A Clear Day". CD

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Major LanceBest Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Killer work from one of the best 60s soul talents of the Windy City! Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – thanks to some great tunes penned by Curtis Mayfield, and stellar production from the legendary Carl Davis! In a way, Lance's sound was a key culmination of the modes that had been bubbling under in the hometown indies like Vee Jay and Chess – taken slightly to the next level, and brought more into the mainstream by Okeh. Many of the arrangements here are by the massive Johnnie Pate – who gives the record the same sort of brilliance as the best 60s Impressions work on ABC – and the titles include "Ain't No Soul", "Investigate", "Um Um Um Um Um Um", "The Monkey Time", "Wait Till I Get You In My Arms", "Delilah", "Rhythm", "Hey Little Girl", "It's The Beat", "The Matador", "Ain't It A Shame", "You Don't Want Me No More", "You Belong To Me My Love", and "Sometimes I Wonder". CD

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MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the rarest albums of Chicago jazz from the 50s – and one of the greatest, too! Although Walter Perkins' MJT+3 went onto cut a number of records on Vee Jay with a different lineup, this early session features an all-Chicago lineup that differs from the later one, which was augmented by later visitors from Memphis, like Frank Strozier and Harold Mabern. In their place are prime Chicago talents, like altoist Nicky Hill, trumpeter Paul Serrano, and the great AACM composer/pianist Richard Muhal Abrams (playing here without the Muhal in his name!) The album's a complete delight, and is filled with loads of original compositions by Abrams that mix hard bop lines with more exotic lyrical conceptions – a true meeting of all the sides of jazz bubbling under in Chicago during the 50s, and a delight to listen to over and over again through the years! Titles include "No Land's Man", "Little Brother", "Egypic", "End Of The Line", and "Temporarily Out Of Order". CD

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Siegel Schwall BandSay Siegel Schwall (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Early work from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – one of the better blue-eyed blues groups to ever come out of the Windy City! Like their contemporaries, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, these guys started with a real love of the music, and worked very close to the source – earning their dues in small clubs on the south side, and continuing to avoid some of the more polished, or more jamming modes that were beginning to birth in the blues rock scene in the years before classic rock emerged. Instead, the quartet keep things very close to their Chess, Cobra, and Vee Jay inspirations – with work from Corky Siegel on harmonica, piano, and vocals, plus more vocals from Jim Schwall, whose guitar work really gets a chance to stretch out here on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "ISPI Blues", "I'm A King Bee", "Slow Blues In A", "I Liked It Where We Walked", and "Bring It With You When You Come" – plus the 11 minute "That's Why I Treat My Baby So Fine". CD features bonus tracks – "Easy Rider", "I Like The Way You Rock", "Don't Want No Woman", and "Sneaky Pete (take two)". CD

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Staple SingersCome Go With Me – The Stax Collection (Soul Folk In Action/We'll Get Over/Staple Swingers/Be Altitude/Be What You Are/City In The Sky/rarities) (7LP set) ... LP
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7 LPs ... $130.99 149.99
Legendary sounds from the Staple Singers – a set of albums for Stax Records that really helped push the group from the gospel folk underground into the soul music mainstream – and which also helped transform the rest of the scene in the process! The Staple Singers had recorded previously for Vee Jay, Epic, and other labels – but when the group hit Stax, at a time when the label was newly set free in the late 60s, the mix of forces really turned out to create something special – message-oriented soul music that drew on the strength of the group's gospel experience, but delivered themes that were every bit as righteous from a secular perspective too – all set to music from the great studio forces who were making Stax so wonderful at the time! This set features six full albums, all from the original tapes – Soul Folk In Action, We'll Get Over, Staple Swingers, Be Altitude Respect Yourself, Be What You Are, and City In The Sky – plus a special Singles Live & More album of bonus tracks! Bonus tracks include "Stay With Us", "Brand New Day", "Walking In Water Over Your Head", "I Got To Be Myself", "Oh La De Da", and "Trippin On Your Love" – plus Live At Wattstax recordings of "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", "Heavy Makes You Happy", "Are You Sure", and "I Like The Things About Me". Comes in a heavy box, with all original album sleeves, and 180 gram vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressings.)

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The Detroit soul scene at the start of the 60s – music from a time before Motown was dominating the city's reputation, and a whole host of other great labels brought the motor city sound to the masses! The work here is quite a surprise if you're only thinking in terms of Northern Soul and some of the more uptempo Detroit groovers – as the work here burns on so many different levels – often with a style that reflects some of the nascent soul coming out of Chicago on labels like Chess and Vee Jay, the latter of whom is featured here amidst a range of other imprints that include Wand, Atlantic, Scepter, Time, Old Town, and Brent – all of whom released some of these early Detroit soul tracks as singles back in the day. In true Ace/Kent fashion, the set also features a few unreleased gems, plus a wonderful set of notes on the city's soul scene – alongside tracks that include "Nosey Folk" by The Del-Phis, "Answer Me" by Vivian Collins, "Can't We Get Together" by Harry Reid, "Here I Am" by Betty Lavette, "Shakin Fit" by The Pyramids, "That's No Way To Spend My Time" by The Pen Ettes, "Wedding Bells" by Melvin Davis, "You Lied" by Marva Josie, "Think A Little Sugar" by Barbara Lewis, "Just One More Time" by JJ Barnes, "My Letter" by Priscilla Page, "I Know How It Feels" by Laura Johnson, "I'm A Lonely Guy" by Timmy Shaw & The Sternphones, "Come Back To Me" by La Wanda William, "I Cried For My Last Time" by The Sonnettes, and "Tears Running & Falling From My Eyes" by James Lately. CD

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✨✧ Paul ChambersWhims Of Chambers (SACD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few great records that Paul Chambers made as a leader, and a haunting set of somber hardbop recorded with Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, and John Coltrane. The writing is great, and the group has a nice dark edge that gives the session a slightly different sound than other Blue Note albums from the time. Chambers leads off with the bass on most tracks, kind of putting the work at an off-center pace that really gives it a fresh feel – and which makes it different from the straighter bop sound of his albums as a leader on Vee Jay. Tracks include "We Six", "Dear Ann", "Tale Of The Fingers", and "Omicron". CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing from Analogue Productions – now out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee Morgan ... LP
GNP, 1960s/1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This double album collects tracks from Lee's great hard bop sessions for Vee Jay, recorded around the time of his best early work for Blue Note. Pulled mainly from "Here's Lee Morgan" and "Expoobidient", the material's a tight set of tracks that includes "Fire", "Lost & Found", "The Hearing", "Triple Track", "Expoobidient", "Mogie", "Terrible 'T'", "Running Brook", etc. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed (Everest) ... LP
Everest, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tight collection that brings together some of Jimmy Reed's mighty work for Vee Jay records – with tracks that include "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "You're Something Else", "Got Me Chasing You", "Oh John", "Down In Mississippi", and "Boogie In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine ... LP
Time, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most fantastic hardbop albums of all time! Tommy Turrentine was the less-famous trumpet-playing brother of Stanley Turrentine – but he was a hell of a player in his early days, and he cut some amazing records with his brother during the younger years of his career. This is the only record we've ever seen that features him as a leader – but the session's a monster, with the kind of razor-sharp hardbop playing we'd stack up there with must-have LPs like Art Blakey's Freedom Rider, Hank Mobley's Caddy For Daddy, or the legendary Young Lions session on Vee Jay. The group features a number of players who were working with Max Roach at the time – including Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Julian Priester on trombone – as well as Roach on drums, Horace Parlan on piano, and Bob Boswell on bass. Titles include "Gunga Din", "Too Clean", "Time's Up", "Long As You're Living", "Blues For JP", and "Webb City". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, ULS-1758-BT, with obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Betty EverettThere'll Come A Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Varese, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great near-lost slice of Betty Everett's career – material recorded for Uni Records, in the years after her first big hits on Vee Jay! The sound here is a lot more soulful than on earlier albums – more grown-up and sophisticated, yet also retaining the best sweeter touches that made her great in the first place. The album's got a number of tasty originals – including the title cut "There'll Come A Time", Curtis Mayfield's "Hold On", and the cuts "Maybe", and "You're Falling In Love". CD features some great bonus material – cuts from singles that include "Unlucky Girl" and "Just A Man's Way" – plus the track "It's Been A Long Time", arranged by Donny Hathaway! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available There'll Come A Time ... LP 24.99
 
 
 



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