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✨✧ Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Vee Jay) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Nice compilation of tracks that features some fine (and famous) moments from one of our favorite Chicago soul singers, recorded for the Vee Jay label, when they were one of the leading lights on music row. Most of these songs are pretty had to get a hold of on vinyl any more, and though the package is a bit low budget, this is still a great set of some of the Ice Man's best numbers. Tracks include "He Will Break Your Heart", "For Your Precious Love", "Find Another Girl", "Couldn't Go To Sleep", "Aware Of Love", "Come Back My Love", "Rainbow Valley", "I'm A Telling You", "Gift Of Love", and "Where Do I Turn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black rainbow label pressing. Cover has mostly split seams with tape, ring & edge wear, aging. Includes Vee Jay inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousVee Jay – The Definitive Collection (4CD set) ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, 1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible box of immortal tunes from the Vee Jay vaults – some of the greatest and most important r&b, blues, soul and gospel tunes from the early 50s through the mid 60s – great music from the Spaniels, the Staple Singers, Jimmy Reed, Gene Allison, Elmore James, Betty Everett, The Dells and many more – plus a thick, richly illustrated booklet of photos and notes on each track! The 4CDs lay out all the Vee Jay classics we could think of and loads of comparable rarities that are just as important to the label's maturation. The tunes are for the most part spun chronological to the recording and release dates, from the early back room blues and rumbling r&b of the 50s, to the spiritual soul later in the decade, to the benchmark soul of the 60s. Essential stuff! 86 tracks on 4CDs: "High & Lonesome" by Jimmy Reed, "Baby, It's You" by the Spaniels, "Blue Evening" by LC McKinley, "I Wish You Would" by Billy Boy Arnold, "Hurt My Feelings" by Morris Pejoe, "Fool's Prayer" by Five Echoes, "Oh What A Nite" by The Dells, "Dimples" by John Lee Hooker, "Uncloudy Day" by Staple Singers, "You Can Make It If You Try" by Gene Allison, "Nobody But You" by Dee Clark, "Mary Don't You Weep" by Swan Silvertones, "Nite Owl" by Dukays, "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler, "I'm A Woman" by Christine Kittrell, "Sherry" by Four Seasons, "You're No Good" by Betty Everett, "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "Billy's Bag" by Billy Preston, "I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me" by Little Richard and tons more! CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Bill HendersonHis Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
18 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill HendersonHis Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol 2 ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
21 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print mid 90s Vee Jay pressing.)
 
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Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster & OthersJuggin' Around (Affinity pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (Spain), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A hard-hitting blowing session, cut very much in the mode of Gene's late 50s sides for Prestige – and with a very accomplished group of soul jazzers that includes Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Bennie Green, and Frank Wess. The groove has a nice raw late night sound – and tracks are pretty long and open-ended. Titles include "Litty Ditty", "Sermonette", "Juggin Around", and "Jim Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Pete BarbuttiHere's Pete Barbutti ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and a cutout hole.)

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Les BaxterAlakazam The Great ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, bumped corner, and center splits in the seams and spine.)

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BeatlesIntroducing The Beatles (CDr pressing) ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
A very unusual early moment for The Beatles – a record issued in the US not on Capitol, but on the Chicago soul imprint Vee Jay Records – a company who reportedly took the group on as a favor to EMI, because they wanted to release a set by Frank Ifeld! CD
(CDr pressing with printed artwork and label.)

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BeatlesSongs, Pictures & Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles (aka Introducing The Beatles) (CDr pressing) ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $11.99 14.99
An overstuffed album of early greatness – served up in a special edition 3/4 gatefold cover! The tunes are a mix of Lennon/McCartney originals and American soul and rock numbers that are reinterpreted wonderfully by the group – in ways that perfectly show why, unlike most of their contemporaries, The Beatles weren't just trying for slavish imitation of American authenticity – and instead were already taking off with new ideas inspired by the music! Titles include "Please Please Me", "Love Me Do", "Misery", "Anna", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Boys", "Baby It's You", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Twist & Shout", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Chains". CD
(CDr pressing with printed artwork and label.)

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Jerry ButlerBelieve In Me/Just For You ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White and blue label promo copy.)

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Jerry ButlerMoon River/Make It Easy On Yourself ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Although Jerry Butler got his start singing some of Curtis Mayfield's early work, the geniuses at Vee Jay had the sharp idea of shopping for a few songs in New York, and they managed to come up with these two gems, both of which are classics from Jerry's second wave of hits! Believe it or not, "Moon River" was the first pop version ever recorded (according to Mancini himself), and it's delivered here perfectly with fab Riley Hampton arrangements. The flipside features original Bacharach arrangements, and Jerry's rendition will show you how much Scott Walker stole from him! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy in a VJ sleeve.)

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Jerry ButlerMore Of The Best Of Jerry Butler ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Good ... $1.99
Some of our favorite tunes ever by Jerry Butler – a great collection that brings together some of his hits and some of his lesser known work for Vee Jay. The Iceman style is very firmly in place here – and next to hits like "I Stand Accused" and "Need To Belong", you'll get other great tracks like "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Strawberries", "Just Be True", and "Just A Little Bit". Also includes a few duets with Betty Everett, like "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "Let It Be Me", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some surface noise and faint crackle. Cover has split seams, some wear and aging, and a name in pen in back.)

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Jerry ButlerYour Precious Love (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/Overseas (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
An excellent Japanese collection – featuring sublime early solo work by Jerry Butler, plus a few early tracks with The Impressions too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Dee ClarkHold On – It's Dee Clark ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Good ... $4.99
A real classic from Chicago soulman Dee Clark – and one of those crazy Vee Jay albums packaged in a cover with an image of young white love! Despite that cloying image, though, the record has a tremendous depth – and is a great illustration of the versatility of Clark at his best, especially on some of the lesser-known numbers. There's a vocal range here that easily matches Jackie Wilson at his best, and which nicely slides between ballads and more upbeat numbers – both done with some nice string-heavy arrangements. Titles include the classic "Raindrops", plus "Hold On", "Whisperin Grass", "Cindy", "Your Friends", "I Want To Love You", "Always Together", and "Portrait Of My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some surface noise and faint crackle. Cover has some wear and aging, wide center split in the bottom seam, and is stained around the edges in back.)

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DellsOh What A Nite/Jo Jo ... 78 RPM
Vee Jay, 1956. Fair ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear and some pen.)

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanLove Me With All Your Heart ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Hellow Dolly", "A Taste Of Honey", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Green Dolphin Street", "Girl From Ipanema", "Moon River", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, a stereo sticker, and a few drip stains on the back.)

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Wade FlemonsHalf A Love/Welcome Stranger ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99 6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Wade FlemonsWatch Over Her/When It Rains It Pours ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1964. Near Mint- ... $19.99 24.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have some notes in pen and a small sticker.)

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Four SeasonsI Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Christmas Tears ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1964. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, in a plain sleeve. Label has a small sticker and a bit of marker.)

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Eddie HarrisEddie Harris Goes To The Movies ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Forget the title – which sounds like a bit of a gimmick – as this is a fine fine Eddie Harris album! After the success that Vee Jay had with Eddie Harris' huge hit version of "Exodus", they cut this album of Eddie playing movie themes – like "Green Dolphin Street", "Laura", "Moonglow", and "Secret Love", plus a few standards like "These Foolish Things", and "The More I See You". Dick Marx handled the arrangements – and the overall sound is slicker than Eddie's "Exodus", as his solos are laid out over larger string arrangements by Dick Marx, but it's not without some charms – especially because Eddie's tone at this point is amazing, filled with little tricks and turns that make just about anything he plays sound great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, split seams, tape residue around the edges and some staining on the back.)

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Eddie HarrisExodus To Jazz/Mighty Like A Rose ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1961/1997. Used ... $9.99
Although Exodus to Jazz was probably the biggest album of Eddie's career, we've always been a bit more partial to the excellent LP Mighty Like A Rose, which is combined here with Exodus for a very nice 2-fer CD of Eddie's work from his early days on the Chicago jazz scene. Both CDs feature 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 "Velocity", "A.T.C.", "There Is No Time", "W.P.", and "Gone Home". Nice package, and a great remastering job, too. CD

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Eddie HarrisStudy In Jazz/Breakfast At Tiffany's ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1961. Used ... $11.99
These 2 LPs on one CD show not only the brilliance of the young Eddie Harris (a brilliance that was not easily matched later in his career), but also the brilliant way that the Chicago jazz scene of the 60's could absorb so many different influences and styles, and mix them up into a fantastic sound that was totally unique. Take, for example, the cut "Oliphant Gesang", which has an exotic groove, and weird solos on the horns that sound like Elephant noises, and which are much more in the Sun Ra camp. Or the track "Dancing Bull", which uses electric guitar to create a cool Spanish sound. Or the whole album of Breakfast at Tiffany's, which has Eddie doing sort of a soul jazz reading of Mancini's score, with Charles Stepney on vibes and Willie Pickens on piano. The CD's got 18 tracks in all, with excellent remastering, and a very sharp package! CD

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Bill HendersonBill Henderson ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Classy supperclub vocals, with arrangements by Jimmy Jones, and some sweet polished singing from Bill Henderson. Most of the tracks are standards or pop – like "Am I Blue", "The More I See You", and "Twelfth Of Never – but there's a few nice lesser-known ones, like "My How The Time Goes By" that Thad Jones arranged and conducted and "Never Kiss & Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing in a stereo stickered cover.)

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Eddie Higgins & Benny GreenEddie Higgins / The Swingin'est ... CD
Vee Jay, 1958/1960. Used ... $9.99
Two rare Vee Jay jazz LPs on 1 CD. One, a nice Chicago hardbop session by the brilliant young piano player (Chicago's great white hope in the 50's) Eddie Higgins, with Paul Serrano on trumpet and Frank Foster on tenor. Eddie contributes a number of excellent compositions, including "Foot's Bag", "Zarac, The Evil One", and "AB's Blues". The other LP is a nice down-n-dirty soul jazz session led by trombonist Benny Green, and featuring Gene Ammons, Frank Foster, Nat Adderly, Frank Wess, and Tommy Flanagan. The groove is very laidback, with a soul jazz sound similar to some of the best Prestige LPs at the time. Cuts include "Little Ditty", "Jim Dog", and "Jugging Around". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerBest Of John Lee Hooker ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Lots of raw classics from the great one – including "Boogie Chillun", "Crawlin King Snake", "Drug Store Woman", "Boom Boom"," Whiskey & Wimmen", "Dusty Road", and "Dimples". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo maroon label pressing with AudioMatrix stamp. Cover has a split upper spine, some ring & edge wear.)

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Impressions with Jerry ButlerFor Your Precious Love ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later stereo Suite Beat pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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MagnificentsDon't Leave Me/Ozeta ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99 14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $8.99
2 more of the lost albums by Chicago's supreme soul jazz hardbop group from the late 50's/early 60's! 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. Who cares, though, because these albums are both gems, and they groove along mightily from top to bottom. Strozier and Mabern are fantastic, and they bring a unique soul jazz approach from their native Memphis into play with the firey Chicago rhythm of Cranshaw and Perkins. Great stuff, great remastering, and a dozen tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee MorganLee Morgan (GNP) ... LP
Vee Jay/GNP, Late 50s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great 70s issue of material that the young Lee Morgan recorded for the Vee Jay label in Chicago – tracks that comprise the classic albums Here's Lee Morgan and Expoobident – both of which feature a young Clifford Jordan on tenor! Art Blakey is on drums, Wynton Kelly plays piano on one session, and titles include "Fire", "Lost & Found", "The Hearing", "Triple Track", "Expoobidient", "Mogie", "Terrible 'T'", and "Running Brook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing. Shrink is partly open along the spine, due to age – but this copy has never been opened.)

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Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99 11.99
Rollicking country-tinged blues from Jimmy Reed and an incredible group of backing musicians – actually not captured in the opulent grandeur of Carnegie Hall – and probably all the better for it! Prior to the original double LP release of Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall, Reed headlined a Blues At Carnegie Hall event, and though the performance was not recorded for a live album release he went on the cut a similar set list with varying players that included Lonnie Brooks, Phil Upchurch and Eddie Tayor on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass, Earl Phillips and Albert King on tracks. It's really wonderful stuff, obvious epiphany material for loads of rockers and young players on both the US and British blues scenes to come! 23 tracks in all: "Bright Lights Big City", "I'm Mr Luck", "Found Joy", "Kind Of Lonesome", "Tell Me You Love Me", "Hold Me Close", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Blue Blue Water", "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "Honest I Do", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Boogie In The Dark", "Take Out Some Insurance", "The Sun Is Shining" and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 60s black label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and split top seams held with pieces of clear tape.)

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Jimmy ReedNow Appearing ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99 13.99
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 stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a small chew spot on the bottom corner.)

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SpanielsVery Best Of The Spaniels ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $4.99 12.99
Massive music from The Spaniels – one of the hippest vocal groups of the 50s, and one of the greatest acts to ever record for Vee Jay Records! The collection shows both sides of the group's mighty talents – their wonderful way with a sophisticated ballad, a style that often made them sound a lot more modern than their contemporaries – and their harder-hitting way of serving up a groover, a rough-edged, R&B-drenched mode that plenty of others tried to copy at the time. There's plenty of greatness packed into one tiny CD here – and the cuts go way beyond the obvious hits, to include some gems by the group that have been best-remembered in later years, once re-dug by collectors. Titles include "False Love", "Lucinda", "Since I Fell For You", "Bounce", "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight", "Play It Cool", "Automobiles", "Trees", "Heart & Soul", "Three Little Words", "I Know", "The Posse", "Everyone's Laughing", "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening", "A Hundred Years From Today", "I'm Gonna Thank Him", "Great Googley Moo (alt)", "Lovey Dovey Baby", and "Red Sails In The Sunset". CD

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Frank StrozierCool, Calm & Collected – The Unreleased Frank Strozier ... CD
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... $6.99
The incredible second album from saxophonist Frank Strozier – recorded for Vee Jay records after his initial debut, but for some reason never issued at the time! Strozier was really hitting on all burners at this point – fusing the Memphis soul of his roots with the soulful hardbop he was crafting in Chicago with Harold Mabern and the MJT+3 – a sound that he replicates nicely here, in an intimate quartet setting with Bill Lee on bass, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Billy Wallace on piano. The tunes are moody and soulful – a masterpiece in understatement, and proof that Strozier was one of the most inventive non-Charlie Parker inspired altoists of his time! The CD adds a huge amount of alternate takes to the original sessions – making for a total of 15 numbers in all, with titles that include "Day In Day Out", "Stairway To The Stars", "Cloudy & Cool", "She", "Chris", and "No More". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ira SullivanBird Lives! ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, 1962. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Way more than just a bop-heavy set – a landmark record that shows a side of the Chicago scene that hardly ever made it on record! In the years after Charlie Parker passed away, tributes to his greatness were a very common thing in local jazz scenes across the US. This is a prime example of that tradition, but way more than that, it's also a killer Chicago jazz session from the old days – featuring trumpeter Ira Sullivan at his best, along with some great local players that include tenorist Nicky Hill, pianist Jodie Christian, and bassist (Raphael) Don Garrett. The music is what you'd expect – loving renditions of Bird standards like "Klacktoveedesesteene" and "Love Letters" – but there's also a lot more going on underneath, and the album's as much a Charlie Parker tribute as it is a batch of bop and soul jazz numbers with a good underground feel. Titles include "Si Si", "Inchworm", "Milestones", "Sketches", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Shaw Nuff" – and this 2CD reissue adds a heck of a lot more material to the original album – for a total of 15 tracks in all! CD
(Spine has a cutout notch and missing piece of spine artwork.)

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VariousBlack Nativity – Gospel On Broadway ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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VariousFire ... CD
Vee Jay/Del Rack, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks by Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter, Clifford Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Wynton Kelly, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and others – 11 tracks in total. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUnavailable 16 & The Original Nitty Gritty ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $18.99
An excellent collection of earlier Vee Jay vocal group and R&B material – put out by the label in the early 60s, to bring back 16 "unavailable" singles – mixed here with the equally great Nitty Gritty compilation too – for a total of 28 cuts! The material is great – and goes way past the hits – and the album stands alone as a wonderful vocal group relic, filled with great rare bits. Titles include "Lonely Mood" by The 5 Echoes, "Down The Aisle Of Love" by The Quintones, "Mountain Of Love" by Harold Dorman, "Robin The Cradle" by Tony Bells, "Red Sails In The Sunset" by The Spaniels, "Rockin Little Angel" by Ray Smith, "A Long Time Ago" by The Impressions, "Up On The Mountain" by The Magnificients, "Mother's Son" by The Delegates, and "You Said You Loved Me" and "Newly Wed" by The Orchids. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dee ClarkRaindrops ... CD
Vee Jay, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisJazz For Breakfast At Tiffany's ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great jazz version of Henry Mancini's famous score – played by Eddie Harris and his killer Chicago group from the old days – a very cool lineup that includes the young Charles Stepney on vibes, plus Willie Pickens on piano! There's a great bunch of tracks here besides the hit "Moon River" – like "Sally's Tomato", "Mr Yunioshi", "Latin Golightly", and "The Big Heist" – and Eddie and crew do an excellent job with the music, opening it up more than Mancini's recording, but still retaining all of its humor and warmth! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still sealed. Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the opening but still intact.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefContemplation ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure moment in Yusef Lateef's career – and a great one too! The material on this set was recorded in 1960 for Vee Jay Records, but wasn't issued until the mid 70s – and even then, only briefly, on a short-lived pressing that soon went out of print. That status doesn't stop the music from being great, though – and the album's a valuable look at the hardbop side of Lateef, one that has him playing with less exotic influences than on some of his Savoy sides, or his more Eastern-oriented albums for Prestige. Lateef plays tenor exclusively on the album – and he's working here with a solid soul jazz combo that includes Nat Adderley on cornet, Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – almost in the mode that would be used in Lateef's later work with the Cannonball Adderley group, but with rougher edges all around. Titles include "Sassy Ann", "Hazing", "Teef", "Back Yard", and "Rip De Boom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s pressing on VJ International. Cover has some splitting in the spine, looks great otherwise.)

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✨✧ MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3 ... LP
Vee Jay, 1959. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Who cares, though, because this album is a gem, and it grooves along mightily from top to bottom. Strozier and Mabern are fantastic, and they bring a unique soul jazz approach from their native Memphis into play with the firey Chicago rhythm of Cranshaw and Perkins. Five tracks: "Sleepy", "Brother Spike", "Whiffenpoof Song", "Rochelle" and "Big Hands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and aging, and masking tape around the edges.)

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✨✧ Original Blind Boys Of MississippiBest Of The Original Blind Boys Of Mississippi – Featuring Archie Brownlee ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 80s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterSecond Genesis ... CD
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely wonderful pre-Blue Note session that was recorded by Vee Jay in the early 60's, but was never released at the time. The set features a totally fantastic tight quartet with Art Blakey playing hard hard hard drums, Cedar Walton jamming on piano, and Shorter blowing away in a perfectly magical way on a bunch of great originals. The material's fantastic, the sound is great, and the whole thing's one of Shorter's best albums ever! This was supposed to be Shorter's 3rd album for the label, and who knows, it might have saved them and kept him away from Blue Note if it was released, but such was not the fate of the session – as it only ever came out on vinyl in this mid 70s release on the short-lived Vee Jay International label. Tracks include "Tenderfoot", "The Albatross", and "Ruby & The Pearl". CD
(1997 pressing.)

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✨✧ Young Lions (Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter)Young Lions (with alternate takes) ... CD
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our top ten jazz albums of all time! Honest! This stunning session from 1960 not only coined the term "young lions" in jazz, but offers up a pack of them that any modern players would be hard-pressed to beat. Trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenorist Wayne Shorter, and pianist Bobby Timmons take a break from the Jazz Messengers to join altoist Frank Strozier in the frontline on this fantastic set of tracks that ring with a lyrical beauty hardly surpassed by any other hardbop album. Shorter wrote nearly all of the tracks, and the set list includes some of his best-ever work, like "Seeds Of Sin", "Scourin'", and "Peaches & Cream" – all beautiful tracks that are completely sublime. The group's completed by Bob Cranshaw on bass and Albert Heath on drums – and other titles include "Fat Lady", and "That's Right". If you buy one jazz album this year, let it be this one! CD

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✨✧ VariousTaste Of Doo Wop Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning assortment of rare vocal group recordings from the legendary Vee Jay Records – one that goes far past the label's bigger hits, and which includes the cream of the crop of rare doo wop from the Chicago scene – including some rare early gems on the Parrot Records label! The set's wonderful all the way through – a must-have collection if you're into doo wop – with a total of 25 tracks that include "Joni" by Preston Jackson & The Rhythm Aces, "Shombalor" by Sheriff & The Ravels, "Marsha" by The Prodigals, "Kiss Me" by El Cincos, "Evil Woman" by 5 Echoes, "Crazy Over You" and "This Is The Night" by Kool Gents, "Please Don't Leave Me" and "Fine Sweet Woman" by The Orchids, "Up On The Mountain" and "Caddy Bo" by The Magnificents, and "I Can't Refuse" & "Met A Girl On The Corner" by The Orchids. Many tracks unreleased too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dimitri Tiomkin36 Hours ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A stark and jagged soundtrack for this mid 60s thriller that starred James Garner and Eva Marie Saint. The album's one of the few soundtracks on the Vee Jay label, recorded after they'd moved from Chicago to LA, and right before they went bust – and it's a pretty nice set of tracks by Tiomkin, one that follows in his best work of the time. Most tracks are pretty restrained, rumbling like thunder in a mix of piano, woodwinds, and strings – and a few tracks have some lighter themes that are even nicer. The album features a vocal track – "A Heart Must Learn To Cry" – sung by an un-named, Jack Jones-y singer. Instrumental tracks include "Death Of The Gestapo Man", "Impossible Escape", "Deception", "Misleading", "Promenade", "Case Of Spilt Salt", and "Cyanide Pellet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Paul Chambers/Wynton KellyGo/Kelly At Midnite ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1959/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 classic bop sides from the long-gone Vee Jay label! Go is one of the few records made by the great bassist Paul Chambers as a leader, and like all of them, this is a tight session that features some of the best players of the hardbop idiom. Cannonball Adderley's on alto, Freddie Hubbard is on trumpet, Wynton Kelly's on piano, and Philly Joe Jones brings it all together on drums. The tracks are long, with a classic Vee Jay hardbop groove, and titles include "Ease It", "Awful Mean", and "Julie Ann". Kelly At Midnite is a nicely laidback set by Wynton Kelly – recording here with the crack team of Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones on rhythm, in a mellow set of long tracks with lots of soulful meandering solos. The album is hard to find in the original pressing – and cuts include Babs Gonzales' "Weird Lullaby", plus "On Stage" and "Pot Luck". CD
(Tray card is clean but has two creases and is missing one spine – priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Bill HendersonBill Henderson Sings ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, including the insert & OBI. Cover has light edge wear and some tape inside cover, but is nice overall.)
 
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Birdlegs & PaulineBirdlegs & Pauline (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cuca/Numero, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
A never-issued full length set by the oddly-named soul duo of Birdlegs & Pauline – a pair who released one killer single on early 60s Vee Jay Records, but left behind a whole slew of other great songs too! At some level, the pair are taking off from male/female duets of the R&B years, trading back vocals with an upbeat and joyous vibe on some cuts – and letting Pauline or Birdlegs handle some of the more soulful leads on the mellower moments – all set to great small combo backings by a mighty sharp group, who turn out a few great instrumental tenor/organ moments too! This is a rich bit of Midwestern soul music, finally available in full – and titles include the Vee Jay cuts "Spring" and "In So Many Ways" – plus "Mist Of A Dream", "Pickin The Chicken", "Just Can't Help Myself", "Suffer", "Monkey Willie", "Hey Birdlegs", "Teardrops", and "Chickenwawa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerMr Dream Merchant ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $6.99 8.99
Sublime soul from Jerry Butler – material recorded during his post-Vee Jay years, when he was really transforming his sound in ways that still made him one of the dominant male voices in sophisticated soul! There's a great balance between poise and emotion in the cuts – served up with excellent help from the young Gamble & Huff duo in the studio! Titles include the great title cut "Mr Dream Merchant" – plus other gems that include "Lost", "Beside You", "The Way I Love You", "To Make A Big Man Cry", "Mr Dee Jay", and "I Come To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing, including Mercury inner sleeve. Vinyl has a short click on the opening track. Cover has a cutout hole, but is nice.)

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Paul ChambersWhims Of Chambers ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DellsI Touched A Dream ... LP
20th Century, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(Cover has light wear, aging, and a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Betty EverettHappy Endings ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99 16.99
Great stuff by Betty – and light years away from her work at Vee Jay! The album was recorded for Fantasy during their golden year of 1975, and it's a smooth batch of sexy soul tunes with arrangements by Gene Page that are very much in a Barry White mid-70s mode. Betty's lyrical stylings are in sort of a Nancy Wilson sophisticated soul mode – and they're made even better by Gene's slightly-funk warmly-smooth backings. A real sleeper, and with loads of great moments! Titles include "Bedroom Eyes", "Keep It Up", "Happy Endings", "Here's The Gift", "Just A Little Piece Of You", and a great little cover of Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Rosco GordonBest Of Rosco Gordon Vol 1 ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99 16.99
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 – and titles include "New Orleans Wimmen", "No More Doggin", "Ouch Pretty Baby", "Booted", "Just In From Texas", and "Whiskey Made Me Drunk" LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing with pink and white labels. Cover has some wear and aging, some light stains and waviness at the bottom, and some bits of paper stuck to the front.)

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Bunky GreenAnother Place ... CD
Label Bleu (France), 2004. Used ... $11.99
Later work from Bunky Green – the Chicago alto player who recorded famously for Chess and Vee Jay – working here with Jason Moran on piano, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums. CD
(Slipcover not included.)

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Eddie HarrisCool Sax From Hollywood To Broadway ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Ok, so this isn't funky Eddie Harris – but this is one of Eddie Harris' more unique albums from the 60s! The record features Eddie blowing in that lean and soulful mode that he used on his best Vee Jay albums – a bit exotic, but never meandering, with impeccable placement in all his solos, and a tone that's probably one of the most revolutionary he ever used. Features "Little Lo Lo", "Groovy Moovies", "Sarah's Theme", and "Brother Ed" – and some familiar tunes like "Topkapi", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Malamondo", and "From Russia With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has clear tape on seams, some surface wear. The back has a light stain on the lower corner.)

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Jimmy HughesSomething Extra Special – The Complete Volt Recordings 1968 to 1971 (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
Volt/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Amazing stuff – an already-great album on CD, but with bonus cuts from singles, and a dozen unissued tracks! The core album is Something Special – the only Stax album cut by singer Jimmy Hughes – an artist with a huge impact on southern soul in the 60s, but one who never got the push his career deserved, probably because he kept bouncing from label to label! The style here is kind of an update of the groove that Jimmy first recorded for Vee Jay and Atco – a more refined approach to bluesy soul that's somewhat in the same space that Stax were hitting with Johnny Taylor at the time. Backings are sometimes nicely chunky, almost funky – and tunes are produced by Al Jackson, Al Bell, and Charles Chalmers – all good candidates for a set like this. Titles include "I Like Everything About You", "Let 'Em Down Baby", "Lay It On The Line", "Sweet Things You Do", "I'm Not Ashamed To Beg Or Plead", and "It's All Up To You". Bonus tracks are all mighty nice too – and include "Too Old To Play", "Leave Us Alone", "Your Love Is Important To Me", "Did You Forge", "You Done Fed Me Sumpin", "Don't You Know I'm All Alone", and "I Worry About You". CD

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ImpressionsImpressions/Never Ending Impressions ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
2 early gems from The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Impressions – fantastic soul from the Chicago scene of the 60s – the legendary first ABC album by Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions! Although the group first broke big on Vee Jay Records, it was at ABC that their genius really took flight – tightening up the harmonies of the earlier singles, and hitting a mode that was a lot more soul than the doo wop of their roots! The sound here is a great bridge between the two eras of the group's career – and a number of the best tracks here are done in a mellow, gentle sort of way that relies heavily on the harmonies – crackling out with beautifully human sounds throughout. Nearly every tune is an original by Curtis Mayfield – and there's not a spot of filler on the album! Titles include "Minstrel & Queen", "Gypsy Woman", "Never Let Me Go", "Sad Sad Girl & Boy", "Little Young Lover", "Can't You See", and "I Need Your Love". Nice cover, too – with Curtis smiling the biggest ol' bucktoothed smile you'll ever see! Never-Ending Impressions is a major winner from The Impressions! Virtually all of their material for ABC was excellent – and this LP is no exception, as it's got loads of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, and plenty of great arrangements by Chicago soul legend Johnny Pate. The group is extremely soulful at this point – and they sound great on just about every cut. Titles include "Ten To One", "I'm So Proud", "Sister Love", "Little Boy Blue", "Girl You Don't Know Me", "I Gotta Keep Movin", and "A Woman Who Loves Me". CD

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Major LanceBest Of Major Lance ... CD
BGO (UK), 1960s. Used ... $5.99
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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Mavis StaplesWe'll Never Turn Back ... CD
Anti, 2007. Used ... $4.99
A rootsy exploration of themes from the Civil Rights movement by Mavis Staples – getting the Anti treatment here with some real back-to-basics production from Ry Cooder! The sound is possibly even more down home than any of Mavis solo work from years back – certainly more so than her classy 70s soundtrack efforts, and even her earliest work for Stax – almost in an imagined place that jumps backwards to the sound of the earliest Staple Singers albums on Vee Jay, then brings in a bit of Cooder-esque soul to fill things up. Backing vocals on some tracks are by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and by a trio of backing singers on others – and titles include "Down In Mississippi", "Eyes On The Prize", "99 & 1/2", "This Little Light Of Mine", "On My Way", "I'll Be Rested", and "My Own Eyes". CD
Also available We'll Never Turn Back (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Mavis StaplesWe'll Never Turn Back (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Anti, 2007. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
A rootsy exploration of themes from the Civil Rights movement by Mavis Staples – getting the Anti treatment here with some real back-to-basics production from Ry Cooder! The sound is possibly even more down home than any of Mavis solo work from years back – certainly more so than her classy 70s soundtrack efforts, and even her earliest work for Stax – almost in an imagined place that jumps backwards to the sound of the earliest Staple Singers albums on Vee Jay, then brings in a bit of Cooder-esque soul to fill things up. Backing vocals on some tracks are by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and by a trio of backing singers on others – and titles include "Down In Mississippi", "Eyes On The Prize", "99 & 1/2", "This Little Light Of Mine", "On My Way", "I'll Be Rested", and "My Own Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
Also available We'll Never Turn Back ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ VariousAfter Hours ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
A classic 50s compilation from the legendary King Records – one that really shows off the grittier, bluesier side of their catalog – and features some key crossover cuts from the postwar years too! The music here is a wonderful mix of modes – instrumental R&B, jukebox jazz, and some rootsier blues – all captured with that core intensity that really made King's singles stand out from the rest of the pack – maybe even more than labels like Chess or Vee Jay at the time. The tunes work together wonderfully, in a surprisingly unified vibe – and titles include "Long Gone (parts 1 & 2)" and "Mellow Blues (parts 1 & 2)" by Sonny Thompson, "After Hours" by Jimmy Nolen, "What's New" by Bill Jennings, "Midnight To Dawn" by Earl Bostic, "Ooh Midnight" by Pete Guitar Lewis, "In The Morning" by Washboard Bill, "Eventide" by Bill Doggett, and "Blues For The Red Boy" by Todd Rhodes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing, with deep groove – and yellow print/text on front. Cover has tape on the top seam, some light staining, and a missing patch near the top. Vinyl is nice and clean.)

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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✨✧ Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... CD
Mercury/Intermusic (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ DellsAnthology – Dells Collection (1955-1992) ... CD
Hip-O, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A whopping collection of the Dells' classic work – featuring tunes pulled from their years at Vee Jay, Chess, Chi-Sound, and Mercury! The package starts way back in the 50s, and traces the group through their groundbreaking 60s soul sides, their sublime baroque 70s numbers, and their later smooth modern tracks – and as you listen to this stuff, you'll be stunned to hear how great the group remained through all of that time! The early tracks are straight doo wop, with simple production; later work has the great Charles Stepney crafting some majestic Cadet/Concept arrangements; and even the modern stuff has a well-constructed smooth groove. Through it all, though, the real strength is the group's vocals – still wonderful even in the album's one more recent number, "A Heart Is A House For Love". Titles include "I Can Sing A Rainbow/Love Is Blue", "Always Together", "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation", "I Miss You", "Slow Motion", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", "The Glory Ove Love", "Long Lonely Nights", "Dreams Of Contentment", "The Bossa Nova Bird", "Oh What A Night" (in 2 versions), "Stay In My Corner (in 3 versions)", and "Does Anybody Know I'm Here". CD

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✨✧ DellsI Touched A Dream ... CD
20th Century/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
Also available I Touched A Dream ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisCool Sax, Warm Heart/Cool Sax From Hollywood To Broadway ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ok, so this isn't funky Eddie Harris – but the 2 albums on this set are some of Eddie Harris' most unique albums of the 60s! The records features Eddie blowing in that lean and soulful mode that he used on his best Vee Jay albums – a bit exotic, but never meandering, with impeccable placement in all his solos, and a tone that's probably one of the most revolutionary he ever used. Some tracks have a backing chorus of female voices, singing in a floating mode that's hip and easy – and others are straighter jazz tunes, with a nice little groove. Features the modal gem "Hip Hoppin", plus "Stum Stang", "Django's Castle", "More Soul Than Soulful", "Little Lo Lo", "Groovy Moovies", "Sarah's Theme", and "Brother Ed" – and even familiar tunes like "Topkapi", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Malamondo", and "From Russia With Love" sound pretty darn great! CD

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✨✧ John Lee HookerKing Of The Boogie (5CD set) ... CD
Concord/Craft, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 5CD set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty tribute to the music of John Lee Hooker – a set that's got a nice batch of work from his important early years, and is especially heavy on Vee Jay Records material – and one that also includes tracks from his later recordings too! The first three CDs here are the meat of the package – as they feature studio work from the early Detroit years onwards, including some tracks recorded with Texas Slim and Delta John, and many more under Hooker's own name too. CD 4 is all live material, and includes a number of unissued tracks – and the final CD features collaborations with The Groundhogs, Canned Heat, Eddie Kirkland, BB King, and others. The whole thing's packaged in a beautiful book-style design – with 54 pages of rare photos and new liner notes – and even if you've got other John Lee Hooker material in your collection, there's still plenty here to love! 100 tracks in all – 8 previously unissued. CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Staple SingersChronicle ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from a time when the Staple Singers were really coming into their stride – and finding a much wider audience for their music than ever before! The group began in a more traditional mode in the 60s – singing straighter gospel quartet material for labels like Vee Jay, Riverside, and Epic in the early part of the decade. But when they hit Stax Records, they found a way to infuse their spiritual message with a righteous 70s sort of groove – breaking out from the church into the neighborhoods with tunes that were an essential part of the soul music experience! There's a great blend of spiritual concepts and secular execution here – on titles that include "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There", "Heavy Makes You Happy", "Oh La De Da", "City In The Sky", 'This World", "Touch A Hand, Make A Friend", "You've Got To Earn It", and "My Main Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousConstellation Of Chicago Soul ... CD
Collectables, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of Chicago soul – featuring work by a host of artists who had been recording for the Vee Jay label before it folded, plus others who were cutting some great underground work in the windy city 60s scene. The Constellation label only lasted a few short years, but it released some excellent work at the time – and this collection of singles from the label is just about the only way you'll track down some of these excellent Chicago soul gems. Titles include "One Thin Dime" by Holly Maxwell, "Uncle Willie Time" by Bobby Miller, "Baby Baby" by Sonny Holiday, "Empty Arms & Bitter Tears" by Gerri Taylor, "Don't Use Me" by Nolan Chance, "Simon Says" by Bobby Miller, "I Gotta Find a New Love" by Lee Dorsey, "No More Tears" by The Impellas, "Wish You Were Here" by Gene Chandler, "Baby Think It Over" by The Peaches, "Let Him Go For Himself" by Holly Maxwell, and "Just Like The Weather" by Nolan Chance. 25 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousUp All Night! Vol 1– 30 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Charly/Instant (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charly collection of rare Northern soul tracks from the labels they have in their catalog – like Sound Stage 7, Vee Jay, and others. Tracks include "Hold On" by Jackie Beavers, "Hung Up On Your Love" by The Montclairs, "Breakaway" by The Valentines, "Come On Train" by Don Thomas, "Nothing Can Stop Me" by Gene Chandler, "I'm A Fool, I Must Love You" by The Falcons, "Running For My Life" by Roscoe Shelton, "That Other Place" by Wade Flemons, and "Lonely For You Baby" By Sam Dees. Loads more good tracks, with 30 cuts in all, and lots of uptempo groovers. CD

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✨✧ VariousUSA Records Soul Story ... CD
USA/Fuel 2000, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from one of Chicago's best indie labels of the 60s – a wealth of wonderful soul that easily ranks with some of the best work at Chess or Vee Jay at the time! USA's a label that's also known for work in the rock and blues field, but the company had a marvelous ear for soul back in the day – and was often able to grab key Windy City talents before they broke big – or others who were already great, but finally found the right sort of treatment they needed at USA – a care with production and presentation that often rivals some of the beautiful presentation that Curtis Mayfield was bringing to his Impressions recordings or work with other artists – lots of deep soul roots, but also the tightness and sophistication that made Chicago so great at the time. The package features 36 rock-solid tracks – and titles include "Hot Spring Water" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Come On In" by Detroit Jr, "A Lonely Boy" by Lee Wilson, "Step It Up" by Al Perkins, "I'll Wait For You" by LC Cooke, "No Appreciation" by Tut Sutton, "Taunting Love" by Frankie Newsom, "Just Being Careful" by Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters, "What You Don't Know" by Oscar & Anita, "Sweet Little Woman" by McKinley Sandifer, and "You Gotta Pay Dues" by Chris Campbell. CD
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✨✧ Paul ChambersWhims Of Chambers ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with insert – BLP 1534.)
Also available Whims Of Chambers ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Staple SingersStaple Singers Greatest Hits ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from a time when the Staple Singers were really coming into their stride – and finding a much wider audience for their music than ever before! The group began in a more traditional mode in the 60s – singing straighter gospel quartet material for labels like Vee Jay, Riverside, and Epic in the early part of the decade. But when they hit Stax Records, they found a way to infuse their spiritual message with a righteous 70s sort of groove – breaking out from the church into the neighborhoods with tunes that were an essential part of the soul music experience! There's a great blend of spiritual concepts and secular execution here – on titles that include "I'll Take You There", "If You're Ready", "Respect Yourself", "Touch A Hand Make A Friend", "City In The Sky", "Heavy Makes You Happy", "This Is A Perfect World", and "Oh La De Da". CD

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✨✧ Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... 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". CD

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisLost Album Plus The Better Half ... CD
Collectables, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work by the great Eddie Harris – an album that was initially recorded for Vee Jay during his early tenure at the label, but not issued for years! The album's one of Eddie's greatest from the time – a really far-reaching blend of soul jazz, hardbop, and some of the more exotic influences running through the Chicago scene from whence he came. Two tracks on the album are especially long groovers – "Cuttin Out" and "Shakey Jake" – both in the 15 minute mark, and extended jammers with Ira Sullivan on trumpet, Bunky Green on alto, and Melvin Rhyne on organ. The first two tracks on the set feature Eddie in a lineup with Willie Pickens, Raphael Don Garrett, and Ira Sullivan – on the modal groovers "The Dancing Bull" and "Antidote". And the last 4 tracks on the CD are pulled from the album "Half & Half" – an 8 track release that initially featured 4 tunes with Eddie blowing with a vocal group, and these other 4 that have him working with a very hip group that includes Charles Stepney on piano, Melvin Jackson on bass, Joe Dorio on guitar, and Marshall Thompson on drums. Titles include "Half & Half", "KC Blues", "Lawrence Of Arabia", and "Yea Yea Yea". CD
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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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