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Vee JayDon't Rain On My Parade/Where Were You ... 7-inch
Black Fox, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jerry ButlerBest Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
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 16 tracks in all, including the titles "Find Another Girl", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Need To Belong", "Message To Martha", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "I Stand Accused", "Let It Be Me", "Good Times", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Aware Of Love", "Moon River", "Find Another Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "You Can Run", "For Your Precious Love", and "Come Back My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerVery Best Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
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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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Earl (Vee Jay) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
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! Bill Bunky Sheppard produced the record, and it's got a sophisticated approach that offers a number of different modes for Gene to shine – heartbreaking ballads, rousing uptempo numbers, and some cool exotic tunes. Titles include "Nite Owl", "So Many Ways", "Lonely Island", "Kissin In The Kitchen", "I Wake Up Crying", "Turn On Your Love Light", and "Daddy's Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing.)

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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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Bill HendersonHis Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol 2 ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
21 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print mid 90s Vee Jay pressing.)

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VariousVee Jay Doo Wop Vol 2 – Bim Bam Boom ... CD
Famous Groove, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $12.99
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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VariousVee Jay Rhythm & Blues – The Soul Era Part 2 ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
20 tracks from the legendary Vee Jay label – home to some of Chicago's most chart-topping soul of the early 60s! The set features many famous numbers, but it also includes a few gems by artists who never cut more than singles for the label. Titles include "Glitter In Your Eyes" and "Come To Me" by The Sheppards, "He Will Break Your Heart" and "Find Another Girl" by Jerry Butler, "Easy Lovin" by Wade Flemons, "Your Friends" and "Raindrops" by Dee Clark, "You're No Good" by Betty Everett, "Send Me" by Miss Mello & Heavy Drama, "Duke Of Earl" and "Rainbow" by Gene Chandler, and "Every Beat Of My Heart" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Gene AllisonHey Hey I Love You/You Can Make It If You Try ... 78 RPM
Vee Jay, 1957. Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Art Blakey & Buddy DeFrancoBlues Bag ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A real lost treasure – and an incredible session that offers a real meeting of minds that's far more than you'd expect from the simple cover and title! The set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a groove that wonderfully mixes together different traditions and rhythms in jazz – and which steps out with a sound that's far more than the sum of its parts! Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, and Curtis Fuller join a group headed by Buddy De Franco, and featuring Victor Feldman on piano and vibes, plus Victor Sproles on bass and Freddie Hill on trumpet. The sound of the group is quite unusual – and a lot lighter than you'd guess – giving Buddy plenty of room to solo in a breezy style that's grown tremendously since his 50s recordings – pushed along by some heavier soul from Art and the group. Titles include "Rain Dance", "Blues Bag", "Twelve Tone Blues", "Kush", and "Cousin Mary". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing.)

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John W BubblesBubbles – John W That Is ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
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
(Stereo pressing.)

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Jerry ButlerAware Of Love/Need To Belong ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1961/1963. Used ... $19.99
Some of the most fantastic work ever recorded by Chicago Iceman soulster Jerry Butler! Both albums have Jerry moving past the harmony formula of his earlier years with The Impressions, into a sophisticated style that would forever change the sound of male vocal soul. Jerry's a wonder with this material – delivering heartfelt tearjerkers in a mature style that had hardly ever been explored in the R&B market, yet still swinging with a good raw quality wherever the nature of the material called for it. Both albums are filled with gems that go way past Jerry's hits – and both have been long out of print for many many years. There's a total of 24 tracks on the set, and if you ever needed a reason why people think Jerry Butler's so great – this CD should be it! Titles include "The Wicked Man", "Love Me", "When Trouble Calls", "Without Your Love", "Couldn't Go To Sleep", "Need To Belong", "How Beautifully You Lie", "Such A Feeling", "Isle Of Sirens", and "You Can Run But You Can't Hide". And Scott Walker/Walker Brothers fans take note – the CD contains Jerry's version of "Make It Easy On Yourself", which is the direct blueprint for the Walker Brothers' version! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry ButlerVery Best Of Jerry Butler (Buddah) ... LP
Buddah/Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of a number of similarly titled compilations of tracks that features some of Jerry's finest (and famous) moments for the Vee Jay label. There's more than a few numbers here that have become pretty hard to find on vinyl, and the package doesn't appear to be all that special, the music is outstanding throughout. 12 tracks in all, including "He Will Break You Heart", "For your Precious Love", "Come Back My Love", "A Lonely Soldier", "Find Another Girl", "The Gift Of Love", "Where Do I Turn" and "Couldn't go To Sleep". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Chambers/Wynton KellyGo/Kelly At Midnite ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1959/1960. Used ... $7.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Dee ClarkHold On – It's Dee Clark ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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 pressing in a stereo cover, still in the shrink, including Vee Jay inner sleeve.)

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DellsStay In My Corner ... LP
Vee Jay/Up Front, Late 50s/1968. Very Good ... $1.99
Although this is sort of a cheapo budget issue that looks unofficial, it's a decent compilation of some of The Dells' early doo-wop sides for Vee Jay, just about all of which are pretty tough to find on vinyl in any format. The group's work for Vee Jay was some of their best, and this set includes classics like the original recording of "Stay In My Corner", plus "Oh What A Night", "Dreams Of Contentment", "Lil Darling", and "Pain In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Betty EverettVery Best Of Betty Everett ... LP
Vee Jay, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of few albums ever by one of the first big Chicago female soul stars – and a nice set of tracks that goes past her huge "Shoop Shoop" hit to include a few of her great duets with Jerry Butler. Titles include "Let It Be Me" and "Smile", both with Jerry, plus "I Need You So", "It's All Right", "Chained To A Memory", and "You're No Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light waviness from moisture.)

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Four SeasonsBig Girls Don't Cry & 12 Others ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove, Audio Matrix and Bell Sound stamps.)

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Bennie GreenSwingin'est ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Good+ ... $2.99
A hard set of soul jazz grooves – recorded under the leadership of the great trombonist Benny Green, and one of his few albums not for Blue Note or Prestige! The sound is very much in the Prestige hardbop mode of the late 50s – and Green heads up a group that includes Gene Ammons and Frank Foster on tenor, Nat Adderley on cornet, Frank Wess on flute and tenor, and Tommy Flanagan on piano– a similar lineup, with a similar sound, to some of the albums recorded under Ammons' name as "blowing sessions". The cuts are long, with laid back laid out solos – and titles include "Jim Dog", "Going South", and "Little Ditty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo gold label pressing with deep groove. Labels have some marker. Cover has a split spine and mostly split seams, some light surface wear, and a name in marker.)

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Dick GregoryTalks Turkey ... LP
Vee Jay, 1962. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of Dick Gregory's standout records from the early years – a set that has him talking turkey about a number of subjects that other comedians of the time wouldn't dare touch! Gregory's still quite funny at this point in his career, but also is showing plenty of the politics that would make him a key activist in years to come – and in a way, the album really paves the way for future generations of progressive African-American comedians, but is almost even more amazing for the way it keeps things on the "inside" – and wins over a whole new audience to his ideas in the process. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Eddie HarrisEddie Harris Goes To The Movies/Mighty Like A Rose ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
2 albums on one CD – both of them great, and lesser-known sides from his Vee Jay years! On Eddie Harris At The Movies, Eddie runs through a host of nice 60s movie themes. After the success that Vee Jay had with Eddie Harris' huge hit version of "Exodus", they cut this album, which follows along similar lines – as Eddie runs through tracks 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", largely because he's playing over larger 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! Mighty Like A Rose is a terrific document of Eddie's work from his early days on the Chicago jazz scene. The album features Eddie's good early group with Willie Pickens on piano, Jo Dorio on guitar, and Harold Jones on drums – and like some of his other Vee Jay albums, it's 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. CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HarrisExodus To Jazz/Mighty Like A Rose ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1961/1997. Used ... $8.99
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
(Out of print.)

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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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Harold HarrisAt The Playboy Club ... LP
Vee Jay, 1962. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Louis HayesLouis Hayes ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $44.99
An excellent lost album on Vee Jay! The album's one of the few ever cut as a leader by Louis Hayes – a very soulful talent who's probably best known for his work with Horace Silver and Cannonball Adderley during the late 50s. Hayes' has a wonderful approach to the record – borrowing bits of the exoticism of his work with Silver, and bits of the harder soul jazz from Cannonball's group – all of which is played to perfection by a tight quintet that includes Yusef Lateef, Sam Jones, Barry Harris, and Nat Adderley. Tracks are all originals by the group, and titles include "Hazing", "Rip De Boom", "Teef", and "Sassy Ann". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with deep groove and AudioMatrix/Bell Sound stamps. Cover has a bumped corner and some wear on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bill HendersonBill Henderson ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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
(Stereo rainbow label pressing, in great shape!)

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✨✧ Eddie HigginsEddie Higgins ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Early genius from Eddie Higgins – a pianist who was a big thing on the Chicago scene of the 60s, but is probably best known to most folks for his revival records of the past decade or two! The younger Higgins has more of an edge than the later one – and this self-titled debut is a cooker of a hardbop album – thanks not only to work from Eddie's core trio, but also some great horn interplay from Frank Foster on tenor and Paul Seranno on trumpet! Eddie wrote some of the best cuts on the record – some really fresh numbers – and he gets rhythmic help from either Richard Evans or Jim Atlas on bass, and Marshall Thompson on drums. Higgins titles include "Foot's Bag", "Zarac The Evil One", and "AB's Blues" – and the album also features versions of "Blues For Big Scotia" and "Falling In Love With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)

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John Lee HookerFolk Lore Of John Lee Hooker ... CD
Vee Jay/Chameleon, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Hardly a folk album, despite the title – and instead a wicked batch of raw bluesy numbers from the mighty John Lee Hooker! Two of the album's tracks were recorded live at the Newport Folk Fest, but the rest were done back in Chicago – with lots of gritty vocals and guitar from Hooker, plus some occasional extra backing on a few of the cuts – including some harmonica and guitar from Jimmy Reed. The album's a perfect illustration of Vee Jay's classic approach to blues – almost more impressive than that of Chess Records in a setting like this – on cuts that include "Tupelo", "I'm Mad Again", "Take Me As I Am", "The Hobo", "You're Looking Good Tonight", and "I'm Going Upstairs". CD
(Out of print.)

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John Lee HookerI'm John Lee Hooker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly (Germany), 1959. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print.)

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John Lee HookerTravelin' ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
Rough and raw blues from John Lee Hooker – recorded with plenty of emphasis on gritty guitar and vocals, backed by a nicely understated rhythm section! The overall feel is a bit rootsier than some of the other blues work coming out from Chicago labels at the time – and Hooker's right at home in this lean, mean setting – working in the kind of groove that made him a bit influence on a younger generation in the 60s. Titles include "No Shoes", "I'm A Stranger", "Goin To California", "Dusty Road", "Solid Sender", "Sunny Land", "Whiskey & Wimmen", and "Run On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Fred HughesYou Can't Take It Away/My Heart Cries ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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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Jimmy HughesSteal Away ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good ... $14.99
Stellar work by Jimmy Hughes – one of those southern soul talents whose name you've heard, but can't always find on record! Jimmy's best known for his classic Muscle Shoals tune "Steal Away" – and that great number, plus many other similar ones, are presented on this obscure Vee Jay release – issued at a time when both that label and Chess were licensing a number of titles from Rick Hall's Fame studios. The sound is great – a key link in the southern scene of the 60s, and one that's often lost because it wasn't recorded for a bigger label, like Atlantic. Titles include "Steal Away", "Try Me", "I Want Justice", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Neighbor Neighbor", "I'm Getting Better", and "I'm Gonna Rise Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label Vee Jay pressing – with deep groove – nice and clean overall! Cover has a small bit of tape in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Jimmy HughesSteal Away (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Vee Jay/P-Vine (Japan), 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Stellar work by Jimmy Hughes – one of those southern soul talents whose name you've heard, but can't always find on record! Jimmy's best known for his classic Muscle Shoals tune "Steal Away" – and that great number, plus many other similar ones, are presented on this obscure Vee Jay release – issued at a time when both that label and Chess were licensing a number of titles from Rick Hall's Fame studios. The sound is great – a key link in the southern scene of the 60s, and one that's often lost because it wasn't recorded for a bigger label, like Atlantic. Titles include "Steal Away", "Try Me", "I Want Justice", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Neighbor Neighbor", "I'm Getting Better", and "I'm Gonna Rise Again". CD
(Out of print, sleeve has some light edgewear.)
Also available Steal Away ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Wynton KellyBest Of Wynton Kelly ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Vee Jay "best of", and a nice selection of soul jazz trio material that features Wynton playing with either the rhythm team of Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, or Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb. Titles include "Wrinkles", "On Stage", "Sassy", "Weird Lullaby", and "Joe's Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellySmokin' ... LP
Trip/Vee Jay, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
2LP set that brings together Kelly's recordings for Vee Jay from the late 50s and early 60s – featuring mostly trio material, with the likes of Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, plus a few quintet tracks, cut with Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter added in. Titles include "Pot Luck", "Skatin", "Temperance", "Weird Lullaby", and "Wrinkles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Wynton KellySomeday My Prince Will Come ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1961. Used ... $18.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Someday My Prince Will Come ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Wynton KellySomeday My Prince Will Come ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good+ ... $29.99
The album seems to contain mostly material from the album that was originally titled Kelly At Midnight – but possibly alternate takes. 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". Also features a quintet number with Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter – titled "Wrinkles". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Vee Jay International pressing – only issue on vinyl!)
Also available Someday My Prince Will Come ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly & George ColemanWynton Kelly & George Coleman In Concert ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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 – versions of "On A Clear Day" and "On The Trail" that both run for well over 15 minutes, perfect for the kind of open improvisation that makes Coleman a key player during these years. The set also features two shorter "piano interlude" numbers, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill MarxMy Son The Folk Swinger ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $9.99
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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Phil MooreFor Singers Only Kit Vol 1 – Ballads ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Phil MooreFor Singers Only Kit Vol 4 – Swingin Easy ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $9.99
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 and sheet music!)

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✨✧ Lee MorganJust In Time/Expoodient ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Jimmy ReedBest Of Jimmy Reed (Up Front) ... LP
Vee Jay/Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
Classic collection of Jimmy's hard rockin' R&B with a 10 great numbers from Reed: "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Honest I Do", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Big Boss Man", "Caress Me Baby", "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby", "The Sun Is Shining", "Down In Mississippi", "Bright Lights Big City", "Outskirts Of Town" and "Mary, Mary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy ReedI Love You Baby/My First Plea ... 78 RPM
Vee Jay, 1956. Fair ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1961. Used ... $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! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy ReedLegend – The Man ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Titles include "Big Boss Man", "Honest I Do", "Going To New York", "Shame Shame Shame", and "Baby What You Want Me To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Vee Jay International pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy ReedNow Appearing ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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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SpanielsVery Best Of The Spaniels ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), 1950s. Used ... $6.99
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 Strozier & Booker LittleWaltz Of The Demons (aka Fantastic Frank Strozier) ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (UK), 1959. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A seminal early recording from one of our favorite reed players ever! In the late 1950s, the young Frank Strozier came up to Chicago from Memphis, along with his longtime friend, pianist Harold Mabern. The two of them both settled nicely in the city's MJT+3 combo, where they proceeded to recorde some incredible hardbop sessions for Vee Jay. During that same time, Strozier began to emerge as a strong soloist and a competent leader in his own right, and Vee Jay gave him a much-needed crack at this debut album. The session's a perfect showcase for Strozier's lyrical beauty, and given the quality of the work, it's a wonder he was never more famous. The group's a quintet, and Strozier's ably teamed with Booker Little, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Titles include "WK Blues", "Waltz Of The Demons", "Runnin", and "Off Shore". LP, Vinyl record album

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UpsettersNew Orleans Connection ... LP
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Not the Jamaican combo who worked with Lee Perry – but instead a very cool New Orleans combo from the 50s – pulled together here from some rare recordings for Vee Jay! The set features some great vocals by Larry Birdsong on a number of cuts – and others include work by Leonard Carbo and Lee Diamond. LP, Vinyl record album

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Watson SistersGlory Train ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
The Watson Sisters, a gospel vocal quartet, perform twelve songs many of which were written by Andrae Crouch but some of which were written or adapted by Betty Watson, one of the sisters. The original tracks include "He Lives", "Mount Olive", and "No Other Man Like The Lord". Other tracks include those by Crouch, "I Don't Have To Run", "Jesus I'll Never Forget", "In Times Like These" and some others such as "Listen To The Lambs", "Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit", and "One Talk With Jesus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some edge wear, clear tape on the seams, and some pen and a radio station stamp on back. Labels have a name in pen.)

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VariousLeonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz Of The 60s Vol 2 – Blues Bag ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRecorded Entertainment – Live At The Whiskey A Go Go ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $34.99
A pretty obscure Vee Jay album – and one that reflects the label's late move to Los Angeles from Chicago! The tracks definitely reflect that too, music from both cities – with work by Marvin & Johnny, Betty Everett, Jimmy Reed, Jerry Butler, Eugene Church, and John Lee Hooker! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing – a nice copy. Cover has some light wear near the spine, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Gene AllisonMy Heart Remembers/Have Faith ... 78 RPM
Vee Jay, 1958. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chris AndersonMy Romance ... LP
Vee Jay/RVC (Japan), 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare session from Chicago pianist Chris Anderson – a hell of a player on the ivories, but one who's been woefully under-recorded over the years! This gem was originally cut for Vee Jay in 1960, but not issued until many years later for this Japanese release – and we're extremely puzzled as to why the set never came out at the time, because it's excellent work throughout, at a level that should have made Anderson a real star! There's a depth and sensitivity here that recalls Ahmad Jamal at his early best – an approach to the keys that's fluid, but never flowery – and which has enough of a groove overall to keep the focus of the tunes at all times, yet also let Anderson take off in wonderful flights of improvisation. Backing is by Bill Lee on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and Taylor's work here is especially nice, often using mallets and softer touches to shade the tunes with a very gentle rhythm – an approach that's quite unusual for Art on record during this stretch. Titles are mostly all standards – save for Lee's "Monica" – but they're nicely transformed by Anderson with his magic on the keys. Titles include "Love Letters", "Soon", "So In Love", "I Could Write A Book", and "A Fellow Needs A Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! Cover has some light aging.)

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✨✧ Billy EmersonSomebody Show Me/Pleasure Is All Mine ... 78 RPM
Vee Jay, 1957. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Magnificents/Rhythm AcesMagnificents & Rhythm Aces – 15 Cool Jewels ... LP
Vee Jay/Solid Smoke, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early 80s album that offers up some of the rarest doo wop work from Vee Jay Records of the 50s – a side each of work by The Magnificents and The Rhythm Aces, some of which is issued here for the first time ever! Both groups are great ones, but hardly reached the fame of some of their bigger contemporaries – like The Spaniels or The El Dorados (who oddly "hosted" The Magnificents for a few tracks on their debut album!) The Magnificents are represented by 8 tracks that include "Ozeta", "Up On The Mountain", "Why Did She Go", "Don't Leave Me", "Off The Mountain", and "Yes She's My Baby" – and The Rhythm Aces are represented by 7 numbers that include "I Wonder Why", "Get Lost", "I Realize Now", "That's My Sugar", "Whisper To Me", and "Joni". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedRockin' With Reed ... LP
Vee Jay, 1959. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful electric blues material from Chicago, rocking with Reed's trademark guitar sound, and a nice deep soulful bottom. Titles include "Take Out Some Insurance", "Ends & Odds", "Going To New York", "Rockin With Reed", and "Wanna Be Loved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later mono black label pressing with bracket logo)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster & OthersJuggin' Around ... CD
Vee Jay/Suite Beat, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerFor Your Precious Love/Folk Songs ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two classic albums of Vee Jay soul by Jerry – one famous, the other quite interesting. The album For Your Precious Love focuses on tracks that Jerry cut in the late 50s, when he was a member of The Impressions, and it also includes some other tracks recorded later as a solo. Most of the tunes on the record are originals by Curtis Mayfield, and 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". Folk Songs is a great lost album from Jerry – and a key link in the hip Chicago scene that produced Terry Callier and Oscar Brown Jr! Sure, you might think of the album as a silly "cash in on the folk craze" effort – but Jerry keeps it soulful throughout, and thanks to some wonderful arrangements by Phil Moore III, the record stands out as one of the most compelling in Butler's early years. Jerry sings with a sophisticated style that turns the simple folk songs into compelling vocal numbers with a nice jazzy finish – and the backings are suitably varied from track to track, in a way that really spices up the album wonderfully. The album's got a bit of Terry Callier, a bit of Nina Simone, and a wonderfully large dose of Iceman soul! Titles include "Strawberries", "Eighteen Hammers", "Red Dress", "Who's Gonna Be Your Man", "Little Ole Lite", "When I Lost My Baby", and "Such A Feelin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerIceman – The Best Of Jerry Butler ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The greatest collection of Jerry Butler's early work we've ever heard – one that's overstuffed with great titles that go way past the hits, and which features some rare gems never issued in the US before! Jerry's work from the early 60s was really groundbreaking stuff – a serious, mature, adult approach to soul music – one that dealt with issues that went far beyond the kiddie loves of other artists, and which was given impeccable treatment by the staff at Vee Jay records. Jerry's "Iceman" persona was a brilliant guise – one that kept a straight face while his heart was breaking inside – a proud emotional facade that many other singers would copy over the years. The set list on the CD features some of the best, and most sophisticated, of Jerry's tunes for Vee Jay – including a good many penned by himself, or Curtis Mayfield – and titles include "Where's the Girl", "I Can't Stand To See You Cry", "Since I Don't Have You", "Nobody Needs Your Love", "Find Another Girl", "Need To Belong", "I've Been Trying", "Moon River", "I'm A Telling You", "Come Back My Love", and "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerJerry Butler, Esq/He Will Break Your Heart ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1959/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stellar soul from Jerry Butler! The CD contains two of Jerry's rarest albums ever – his first two for the Vee Jay label (and in fact, Jerry Butler Esq was issued on the related Abner label in 1959) – and both records are landmark examples of the "Iceman" style of soul music that was forged by Jerry, and copped by so many other artists during the 60s. The quality of the work is amazing, and the tracks are a perfect example of how Jerry was one of the first singers to bring the maturity formerly held by jazz-only singers into the newly shaped genre of soul music. You'll know a few hits on here, like "For Your Precious Love", "The Gift Of Love", "He Will Break Your Heart", and "Sweet Was The Wine" – but there's a lot more rare material by Jerry, including "If You Let Me", "The Challenge", "Chi Town", "Rainbow Valley", "You Go Right Through Me", "Give Me Your Love", "Have A Good Time", and "The Lights Went Out". 24 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jerry Butler/Betty Everett & Jerry ButlerMoon River/Delicious Together ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1962/1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two soul classics from Jerry Butler! Moon River is an incredible album of sophisticated soul tunes – one that features Jerry's hit single of "Moon River", the first version of the song to chart after Mancini composed it – plus original tunes "I Found A Love" and "Butterfly", plus great renditions of "Where Do I Turn", "Lost Without You", "No End Or Time", "Couldn't Go To Sleep", and "The Challenge". Delicious Together features Jerry in a very big-selling set of soul duets with Betty Everett – 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie Higgins & Benny GreenEddie Higgins / The Swingin'est ... CD
Vee Jay, 1958/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerEvery Night/Trouble Blues ... 78 RPM
Vee Jay, 1956. Poor ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ John Lee HookerFolk Lore Of John Lee Hooker ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Hardly a folk album, despite the title – and instead a wicked batch of raw bluesy numbers from the mighty John Lee Hooker! Two of the album's tracks were recorded live at the Newport Folk Fest, but the rest were done back in Chicago – with lots of gritty vocals and guitar from Hooker, plus some occasional extra backing on a few of the cuts – including some harmonica and guitar from Jimmy Reed. The album's a perfect illustration of Vee Jay's classic approach to blues – almost more impressive than that of Chess Records in a setting like this – on cuts that include "Tupelo", "I'm Mad Again", "Take Me As I Am", "The Hobo", "You're Looking Good Tonight", and "I'm Going Upstairs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing, with deep groove and Audio Matrix/Bell Sound stamps. Cover has some corner wear and a center split in the bottom seam. Label has an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Toshiko & Charlie MarianoToshiko Mariano & Her Big Band Recorded In Tokyo ... LP
Vee Jay, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Killer rare jazz material from Japan! Toshiko Akioshi was one of Japan's greatest jazz musicians, and in the late 50s she came to the US, made her name, and married alto great Charlie Mariano. At some point in the early 60s, they moved back to Japan and had a rich influence on the jazz scene in Tokyo – as is ably demonstrated by this LP! The album's a fantastic set of large group arrangements by Toshiko and Charlie – and the soloists (besides the two of them) include some of Japan's greatest players, like Sleepy Matsumoto and Shigeo Suzuki. Just to make sure the whole thing swings, there's rhythm by an American duo of Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb, and believe us, they do everything they can to kick the group hard! We've loved this one for years. Nice titles include "The Shout", "Israel", "Land Of Peace", and "Kisarazu Jink". A key piece in US/Japan jazz relations, and a swingin' batch of hard jazz tracks to boot! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with Vee Jay inner sleeve. Cover has some reddish spots on front, appears to be a mis-print, light wear, and a DJ Copy stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Frank StrozierCool, Calm & Collected – The Unreleased Frank Strozier ... CD
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerNobody Needs Your Love (More Than I Do)/I Can't Stand To See You Cry ... 7-inch
Vee Jay, 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have sticker remnants and an X in red marker.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy Memorial Album (aka Music Matador) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Eric Dolphy – a record that's come out on a number of different labels, under a number of different names – but which is one of his most perfectly-realized sessions of the 60s, and one of his most spiritual albums ever! The record features a shifting lineup of players – almost presaging the ensemble modes that would rise more strongly in the post-Coltrane years – and Dolphy's chosen a strong group of associates, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on soprano sax, Prince Lasha on flute, and Sonny Simmons on alto and bass clarinet. Dolphy plays flute, alto, and bass clarinet – and titles include "Love Me", a solo alto tune by Dolphy; "Alone Together", a duet with Davis' bass; a seminal take on "Jitterbug Waltz", completely reinventing the tune for new generations; and the massive "Music Matador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Exodus pressing. Cover has some splitting at the bottom of the spine.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyWynton Kelly In Concert ... LP
Vee Jay, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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 – versions of "On A Clear Day" and "On The Trail" that both run for well over 15 minutes, perfect for the kind of open improvisation that makes Coleman a key player during these years. The set also features two shorter "piano interlude" numbers, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains and some edge wear.)
 
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Toshiko AkioshiToshiko & Modern Jazz (aka Toshiko Mariano & Her Big Band Recorded In Tokyo) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1964. Near Mint- ... $44.99
Killer rare jazz material from Japan! Toshiko Akioshi was one of Japan's greatest jazz musicians, and in the late 50s she came to the US, made her name, and married alto great Charlie Mariano. At some point in the early 60s, they moved back to Japan and had a rich influence on the jazz scene in Tokyo – as is ably demonstrated by this LP! The album's a fantastic set of large group arrangements by Toshiko and Charlie – and the soloists (besides the two of them) include some of Japan's greatest players, like Sleepy Matsumoto and Shigeo Suzuki. Just to make sure the whole thing swings, there's rhythm by an American duo of Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb, and believe us, they do everything they can to kick the group hard! We've loved this one for years. Nice titles include "The Shout", "Israel", "Land Of Peace", and "Kisarazu Jinku". Also issued in the US on Vee Jay. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with insert! Cover has one slightly bumped corner, but is nice overall.)

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Alex BradfordToo Close To Heaven ... LP
Specialty, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Amazing early gospel from the great Alex Bradford – early material recorded for Specialty Records, before his greater fame on Vee Jay at the end of the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side one has a mark that clicks on a few songs.)

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Jerry ButlerGolden Hits Live (second cover) ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The wonderful thing about this one is that the album allows you to hear how great Jerry could be in any setting – even without the fabulous studio work that graced most of his classic hits. Jerry emerges here as a masterful entertainer, with a rich command of both his talents, and the audience in front of him. No schmaltz, though – and the record features nice versions of "Moon River", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Amen", "For Your Precious Love", and "I Stand Accused" – most clearly recorded live so that Mercury would at least have versions of them in the catalog to compete with the Vee Jay recordings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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.)

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Jerry ButlerPhiladelphia Sessions – Iceman Cometh, Ice On Ice, & More! ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... $16.99
Genius work from Jerry Butler – working here with the early Gamble & Huff team, years before their 70s fame with Philly International, in a smooth soul style that would soon become known as Philly Soul! By the late 60s, Jerry's work with Vee Jay was long ended – the label had come to an end through financial misdealings, but Jerry was still growing as a vocalist, ready for new styles and challenges. Hooking up with Gamble & Huff was pure genius, as the pair were brilliant young producers, working magic with smaller groups – but ready to handle a talent as large as Jerry's with ease. Butler's name and style proved to be a perfect foil for many of their new and sophisticated approaches to soul – and the union instantly yielded some super-huge hits, including "Only The Strong Survive", "Hey Western Union Man", "Never Give You Up", "Lost", and "Moody Woman". All those great tracks are on this set – which combines Butler's first two albums with the Gamble & Huff team (Iceman Cometh and Ice On Ice), and also adds in 3 bonus tracks from other albums (many of which repeated tracks from these two, and are hence not correctly reissued on their own.) The set's a brilliant batch of late 60s soul – with a total of 25 tracks that include (in addition to the numbers named above) "Brand New Me", "Beside You", "No Money Down", "Go Away, Find Yourself", "Been A Long Time", "When You're Alone", "Don't Let Love Hang You Up", and "How Can I Get In Touch With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry ButlerSweetest Soul ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. Used ... $14.99
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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✨✧ Paul ChambersWhims Of Chambers (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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Tommy DeanDeanie Boy Plays Hot Rhythm & Blues ... LP
Official (Denmark), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Rare postwar singles on the Vee Jay, States, and Federal King labels – Tommy Dean on piano and organ – and one track features a young Oliver Nelson on alto! LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty EverettThere'll Come A Time ... CD
Varese, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 14.99

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Betty EverettThere'll Come A Time ... LP
Uni, 1969. Sealed ... $14.99
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
(Shrinkwrap is aged and shopworn, with sticker remnants and some tears. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Eddie HarrisSoul Of Eddie Harris ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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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Chuck JacksonI Don't Want To Cry/Any Day Now ... CD
Kent (UK), 1961/1962. Used ... $8.99
The start of an amazing legacy in 60s soul – the first two Wand albums from Chuck Jackson, back to back in a single set! First up is I Don't Want To Cry – a real landmark from soul singer Chuck Jackson – part of a unique wave of male vocalists who really took the music to new heights in the 60s! Jackson's got this way of balancing heartbreaking emotion with masculine control – summed up perfectly in the album's title track, then carried forth in a set of other blue-tinged numbers that strike an equal balance! The approach is similar to the best work by Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson – with a similar blend of deep range and sophisticated ideals – and titles include "I Don't Want To Cry", "I Wake Up Crying", "A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry", "Tears On My Pillow", "I Cried For You", "Lonely Teardrops", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", and "In Between Tears" – plus more songs about crying, believe it or not! Next is Any Day Now – beautifully heartbreaking soul from Chuck Jackson – singing here in his early "iceman" style – clearly influenced by Jerry Butler's work on Vee Jay, but also a perfect fit for the uptown soul sound of New York! The title track – "Any Day Now" – is a late night mellow soul classic that never gets old – but the album's also filled with some great fresh numbers that make it a wonderful no-filler set all the way through! Titles include "Angel of Angels", "The Breaking Point", "Just Once", "I Keep Forgettin", and "Who's Gonna Pick Up The Pieces". CD

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Wynton KellyLast Trio Session ... CD
Delmark, 1968. Used ... $6.99
Wynton Kelly's last recording session – a trio side from 1968, with Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – not issued until later, after Kelly's death. The album's almost a return to the feel of his earlier Vee Jay albums with Chambers and Cobb – but tracks are a bit more open-ended than usual, with some more unusual titles in the mix. There's a total of 9 cuts in all – and titles include "Castilian Waltz", "Say A Little Prayer For Me", "Kelly's Blues", and "When Love Slips Away". CD

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Major LanceUm Um Um Um Um – The Best Of Major Lance ... LP
Okeh, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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. 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 titles include "Hey Little Girl", "Gotta Right To Cry", "Um Um Um Um Um", "Monkey Time", "Gypsy Woman", "Think Nothing About It", and "I'm The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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JB LenoirParrot Sessions 1954 to 1955 – Vintage Chicago Blues ... LP
Relic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Classic Chicago Blues from JB Lenoir – tracks originally recorded for the tiny Parrot label, a key Chicago indie in the 50s – but a company that never lasted as long as Chess, Vee Jay, or other classic Chi-town imprints. The set includes liner notes on the material, and a total of 13 tracks that include "Eisenhower Blues", "Mama Talk To Your Daughter", "I Lost My Baby", "I'm Gonna Die Someday", and "I'm In Korea". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy ReedBlues Is My Business ... LP
VJ International, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An unusual release of early Jimmy Reed material – on the short-lived Vee Jay International label of the 70s! Titles include "Come On Baby", "Shoot My Baby", "Go Get My Baby", "Red Lights The Stop Light", "I Told You Baby", and "You N That Sack". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Joe SimonJoe Simon ... LP
Buddah, Mid 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Buddah issue of some material that Joe recorded earlier that was released on the Vee Jay label before his big Sound Stage 7 hits. If you don't know the material, it's got a nice raw sound, and more of a southern soul feel than his later work (although that was pretty darn good, too). The tracks on here aren't that easy to find on wax, and the album is a nice compilation of material that also includes the "part 2" to many of the single tracks – like "Bring It On Home To Me", "When You're Near", and "When I'm Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and a DJ stamp.)

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Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine (Bainbridge pressing) ... LP
Time, 1959. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Early 80s issue. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Big Joe Williams, Memphis Slim, Little Brother MontgomeryUnissued Chicago Blues Of The 50s – From Cobra & JOB ... LP
Flyright (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Excellent postwar Chicago blues – from two labels that are a lot rarer than Chess or Vee Jay! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousJesus Rocked The Jukebox – Small Group Black Gospel 1951 to 1965 ... CD
Concord/Craft, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 24.99
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel – one that really keeps the spirit of the "jukebox" in the title! The tunes here are all upbeat, and often share a lot with R&B material of the 50s – especially the vocal group numbers, which often echo more secular modes of early doo wop, but rise the lyrics towards more heavenly aims – while often imbuing the tunes with lots of earthy energy! All the tracks here are from the Vee Jay and Specialty Records labels – and in the case of Vee Jay especially, the well-chosen selection of tracks provides a long-overdue focus to tunes that have mostly been reissued for the spiritual market, and haven't gotten the kind of exposure in the soul scene that they've needed over the years! This collection really corrects that – handled by the excellent Craft division of Concord who've been giving us some great Stax reissues – and the package is overflowing with rare singles, a total of 40 tracks in all – accompanied by great notes in a really well-done package. Titles include "Let Jesus Lead You" by The Detroiters, "Let Me Ride" by The Staple Singers, "Ananais" by The Chosen Gospel Singers, "Wade In The Water" by Harmonizing Four, "This May Be The Last Time" by The Original Five Blind Boys, "Just Another Day" by Soul Stirrers, "I Am So Glad" by Patterson Singers, "I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This" by Highway QCs, "Move Upstairs" by The Gable-Airs, "Angels Watching Over Me" by The Detroiters, "The Lord's Prayer" by Swan Silvertones, "Sinner Run To Jesus (take 1)" by Soul Stirrers, and "People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing" by Original Blind Boys. 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.)
Also available Ice Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Wynton KellyLast Trio Session ... LP
Delmark, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wynton Kelly's last recording session – a trio side from 1968, with Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – not issued until later, after Kelly's death. The album's almost a return to the feel of his earlier Vee Jay albums with Chambers and Cobb – but tracks are a bit more open-ended than usual, with some more unusual titles in the mix. There's a total of 9 cuts in all – and titles include "Castilian Waltz", "Say A Little Prayer For Me", "Kelly's Blues", and "When Love Slips Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wynton KellyLive At The Left Bank Jazz Society – Baltimore, 1968 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1968. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Siegel Schwall BandSay Siegel Schwall ... LP
Vanguard, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)
Also available Say Siegel Schwall (with bonus tracks) ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Madeline BellBell's A Poppin' ... CD
RPM (UK), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful early work from Madeline Bell – a great singer with a sound that's equal parts American soul and British 60s female pop! The recordings on the set are from Madeline's earliest years in the UK – long before she achieved greater fame on crossover rock recordings, at a time when she was just stepping off an early career in gospel, where she'd crafted some great recordings on Vee Jay with Alex Bradford. The sound of the album is wonderful – arranged to production by Arthur Greenslade, and produced by Johnny Franz with the same pop genius he brought to Philips work by Scott Walker and Dusty Springfield. The CD features the full tracks from the Poppin album, plus a number of contemporary singles – for a total of 20 tracks that include "Picture Me Gone", "Beat The Clock", "Can't Get Used To Losing You", "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", "Soul Time", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", and "You Won't See Me". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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