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Maxine BrownMaxine Brown – Best Of The Wand Years ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Maxine Brown on Wand Records is really something amazing – not just because she began her recording career at the label, but also because she never again hit the heights of these recordings! Brown was a really important singer with these sides – still partly in the class and poise of some of the jazz-tinged vocalists that came before her – but also able to open up with a deeper soul vibe that paved the way for Aretha Franklin and so many other singers to come in the second half of the 60s! The production and presentation of these tracks is wonderful, too – great songwriting, and top-shelf studio charts that only lift, and never drown the brilliance of Maxine's unique voice. Titles include "One In A Million", "It's Torture", "Let Me Give You My Lovin", "Yesterday's Kisses", "Oh No, Not My Baby", "Gotta Find A Way", "Baby Cakes", "Why Did I Choose You", "Misty Morning Eyes", "Since I Found You", "Losing My Touch", "If I Had Known", "It's Gonna Be Alright", and the completely fantastic "If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody". CD

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Ed BruceSee The Big Man Cry – The Complete Sun & Wand Recordings 1957 to 1965 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99 About July 5, 2021
... CD
This title is scheduled for release about Monday, July 5.

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✨✧ IndependentsJust As Long – The Complete Wand Recordings 1972 to 1974 ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of the best soul groups to come out of Chicago in the early 70s – a quartet that was overflowing with great talent, and who also went on to influence a lot of other 70s soul as well! The group features one gal singer, and three guys – the former the great Helen Curry, who'd recorded a few solo singles before joining up – the latter the team of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancy, who'd go onto some crucial production work with Natalie Cole and other singers, plus the great Maurice Jackson, who issued some amazing work on his own! The four come together in a style that really sums up all the sophisticated soul currents taking place in the Windy City at the time – a bit of Brunswick group modes, touched with some of the loftier production styles of Curtom, given some of the fuller, warmer touches that you'd hear from The Emotions or Jerry Butler. The group only spent a few years together, and recorded for the Wand/Scepter label in New York – who often repackaged albums with a lot of overlapping tracks – which makes this collection the first true representation of everything they recorded at the time – served up with the usual stellar Kent Records notes and production. Titles include the Independents' amazing version of Leroy Hutson's "Lucky Fellow" – plus "I Just Want To Be There", "Baby I've Been Missing You", "Our Love Has Got To Come Together", "Leaving Me", "Just As Long As You Need Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Here I Am", "It's All Over", "One Woman Do Right Man", "The Same Old Way", "No Wind No Rain", and "I Love You Yes I Do (Tom Moulton rmx)". CD

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Chuck JacksonBest Of The Wand Years ... LP
Wand/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of work from one of the coolest, classiest soul singers of the 60s – one that we'd rank right up there with Jerry Butler or Walter Jackson for the way that he pushed the genre forward strongly with his music! Chuck Jackson had a few hits back in the day, but underneath those classics is an even more amazing body of work – soul music taken to new levels of adult expression, openly emotive but never in a cliched way – already reaching way beyond roots in gospel and blues for a whole new way of expressing soul and identity! Chuck's had more than a few hits collections issued over the years, but this might be the first set to really get at his genius – fully offering up the wonderful range of tracks he handled for the Wand label back in his early years. Titles include "I Can't Stand To See You Cry", "Hand It Over", "Good Things Come To Those Who Wait", "Tell Him I'm Not Home", "These Chains of Love", "Two Stupid Feet", "I'd Be A Millionaire", "What's With This Loneliness", "I Don't Want To Cry", "I Need You", "Beg Me", "Any Day Now", and "Since I Don't Have You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ IndependentsJust As Long – The Complete Wand Recordings 1972 to 1974 ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best soul groups to come out of Chicago in the early 70s – a quartet that was overflowing with great talent, and who also went on to influence a lot of other 70s soul as well! The group features one gal singer, and three guys – the former the great Helen Curry, who'd recorded a few solo singles before joining up – the latter the team of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancy, who'd go onto some crucial production work with Natalie Cole and other singers, plus the great Maurice Jackson, who issued some amazing work on his own! The four come together in a style that really sums up all the sophisticated soul currents taking place in the Windy City at the time – a bit of Brunswick group modes, touched with some of the loftier production styles of Curtom, given some of the fuller, warmer touches that you'd hear from The Emotions or Jerry Butler. The group only spent a few years together, and recorded for the Wand/Scepter label in New York – who often repackaged albums with a lot of overlapping tracks – which makes this collection the first true representation of everything they recorded at the time – served up with the usual stellar Kent Records notes and production. Titles include the Independents' amazing version of Leroy Hutson's "Lucky Fellow" – plus "I Just Want To Be There", "Baby I've Been Missing You", "Our Love Has Got To Come Together", "Leaving Me", "Just As Long As You Need Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Here I Am", "It's All Over", "One Woman Do Right Man", "The Same Old Way", "No Wind No Rain", and "I Love You Yes I Do (Tom Moulton rmx)". CD
Also available Just As Long – The Complete Wand Recordings 1972 to 1974 ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousHello Heartbreaker – Uptown Soul From Scepter, Wand, & Musicor ... CD
Playback, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A deep deep look at the New York soul powerhouse trio of labels Scepter, Wand, & Musicor – maybe best known for their big 60s recordings by Dionne Warwick and Chuck Jackson – but a trilogy of labels with a much deeper commitment to soul overall! This excellent package brings together 28 tracks in all, most of them obscure singles from some of the lesser-known artists to record for the family of labels – but still done with that rich production style that was known as uptown soul – full arrangements, and a strong mix of strings with rhythms – but in a way that still lets the deeper currents of the singers come to the forefront of the mix! The approach is very different than music from Detroit and Chicago at the time, and was really maybe the greatest calling card for New York soul during the time – served up beautifully here, in a collection that features 14 tracks that appear on CD for the first time ever. Titles include "Two Stupid Feet" by The Tabs, "Cry Me A River" by Marie Knight, "Brother Where Are You" by The Demotrons, "Dearly Beloved" by Jack Montgomery, "Accept Me" by The Diplomats, "Turn Back The Time" by Judy Clay, "Hey Child I Love You" by JJ Barnes, "A Thousand Rivers" by Roscoe Robinson, "My Only Prayer" by Lois Lane, "Through A Long & Sleepless Night (alt)" by Jimmy Radcliffe, "In Between Tears" by Lenny Miles, and "She's Gone" by Tony Drake. CD
 
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John Lee HookerOn The Waterfront ... LP
Wand, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A really unique album from the great John Lee Hooker – done for the mostly-soul Wand Records label, and with a feel that's quite different than some of Hooker's other records! There's a distinctly jazzy undercurrent running through the record at times – sometimes with some moody, soulful elements bubbling underneath John's lead vocals and guitar on the mellow tracks – or at other times with a fuller sense of arrangements, a bit like you might find on 60s work on the Duke/Peacock label blues sessions. Hooker's in fine form throughout – and seems to open up nicely in the setting – and a few tracks are a bit more stripped-down, with a slightly rootsy feel. Titles include "Don't Want Nobody Else", "Crazy Mixed Up World", "Little Dreamer", "Seven Days", "Don't Be Messing With My Bread", "Storming On The Deep Blue Sea", and "Lost Everything". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck Jackson & Maxine BrownSomething You Got ... CD
Wand/Ichiban, Mid 60s. Used ... $14.99
A great collection of their 60s duo material for Wand Records – 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Maxine BrownMaxine Brown's Greatest Hits ... LP
Wand, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Maxine – we love you! Maxine Brown had a fantastic voice – deeply soulful, but handled here with some sweet uptown arrangements that create a wonderful counterpoint between the vocals and backings, one that gives the songs a strangely edgey quality that really makes them sparkle. This set features some of her best work ever, with a total of 15 cuts in all – and titles include "Ask Me", "We Can Work It Out", "One In A Million", "Soul Serenade", "Since I Found You", "All In My Mind", "Oh No, Not My Baby", and the sublime "If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
 
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Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee Bridgewater, especially her seminal Afro Blue album – and which mixes Kellee's unique vocals with some very hip backings that are right in the best Black Jazz mode! Instrumentation is from a loose jazz combo, and the tunes are a mix of jazzy numbers and a few tighter tracks – a really rich array of sounds that comes together beautifully in the hands of producer Gene Russell. Titles include a stellar version of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage", a great take on the Flip Nunez number "See You Later", and the tracks "Soul Daddy", "Be All Your Own", "Magic Wand Of Love", "You", and "Look At The Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousReal Thing – The Songs Of Ashford, Simpson, & Armstead ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Mindblowing music from the trio of Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Jo Armstead – most of it composed and recorded in New York during the mid 60s – before Armstead left for the Chicago scene, and Ashford & Simpson went to work for Motown in Detroit! The three writers have a really beautiful way of putting over a tune – fresh lyrics that are perfect for the budding soul generation of the 60s – and which often get some production work from the members of the trio too, especially on some of the tracks here that were issued by Wand Records. The package does a perfect job of unearthing these early years – pulling together compositions by the three (and occasionally just by Ashford & Simpson) – and illuminating this period with notes that are as thorough as the selection of tracks on the set. Titles include "Dance Children Dance" by Mary Love, "The Shoe Won't Fit" by Betty Everett, "Look Away" by The Shirelles, "Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby" by The Crystals, "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Sandy Nelson, "Please Little Angel" by Doris Troy, "The Real Thing" by The Chiffons, "Smokie Joe's" by The Jewels, "Say It Again" by Marie Knight, "Looky Looky" by Candy & The Kisses, "Mr Creator" by The Apollas, "You're Absolutely Right" by Tina Britt, "I'm Satisfied" by Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown, "Cry Like A Baby" by Aretha Franklin, "Same Old Feeling" by Jo Ann & Troy, "Only Your Love Can Save Me" by Betty LaVette, and "Love Ain't What It Used To Be" by The Diplomats. CD

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✨✧ Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee Bridgewater, especially her seminal Afro Blue album – and which mixes Kellee's unique vocals with some very hip backings that are right in the best Black Jazz mode! Instrumentation is from a loose jazz combo, and the tunes are a mix of jazzy numbers and a few tighter tracks – a really rich array of sounds that comes together beautifully in the hands of producer Gene Russell. Titles include a stellar version of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage", a great take on the Flip Nunez number "See You Later", and the tracks "Soul Daddy", "Be All Your Own", "Magic Wand Of Love", "You", and "Look At The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Scorpio reissue.)
Also available Maiden Voyage ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Chuck JacksonChuck Jackson – The Motown Anthology (Chuck Jackson Arrives/Goin Back To Chuck Jackson/Teardrops Keep Falling On My Heart/bonus material) ... CD
Motown (UK), Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest chapters in the career of 60s soulman Chuck Jackson – his brief stint with the Motown label, served up here in a package that includes 3 albums' worth of material, plus assorted rare and unreleased tracks as well! Although Chuck only worked with Motown for a few short years, his time at the label marked a big shift in his work – a move away from the more staid "Iceman" soul of the Wand recordings, and into a sound that was deeper, more expressive, and nicely mature as well. There's a growing southern soul sensibility to many of these tracks – as Chuck seems to be taking a cue from some of the better singers of the late 60s, and deepening his sound with influences brought north from Memphis and Muscle Shoals. The core sound's still prime Motown, though – with top-shelf arrangements and productions – and in a way, these recordings mark the link between Memphis and Detroit that would be explored a lot more heavily in key 70s recordings by Don Davis and other producers who skirted between the two cities' scenes. CD features the complete tracks from the albums Chuck Jackson Arrives, Going Back To Jackson, and Teardrops Fallin On My Heart – plus a whopping 11 bonus tracks! Titles include "Let Somebody Love Me", "The Man In You", "Girls Girls Girls", "Where You Gonna Run To Now", "We'll Find A Way", "I'd Still Love You", "No More Water In The Well", "Honey Come Back", "You Keep Running Away", "Have You Heard About The Fool", "That's Me Lovin You", "Pet Names", "It Must Be Love Baby", "Without Your Love", "Helpless", and "Pinpoint It Down". CD
 
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BjorkWanderlust (Limited Multiformat Collection) ... 12-inch
One Little Indian (UK), 2008. Very Good+ 2x12"+CD+DVD (pic cover)... $24.99
Extravagant package that includes double 12-inch, CD, and DVD for "Wanderlust", with remixes by Matthew Herbert, Mark Stent, and Ratatat. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Dallapiccola/MoevsQuaderno Musicale Di Annalibera/Sonata Canonica On Paganini Caprices/Fantasia Sopra Un Motivo/Phoenix/Six Pieces From Una Collana Musicale – Wanda Maximilien ... LP
Composers Recordings, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a trace of a price sticker, a cutout hole, and light wear.)

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Herbie HancockMwandishi ... LP
Warner/Antarctica Starts Here, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An excellent session that was one of Herbie Hancock's first free-flowing fusion records of the 70s! Herbie's playing Fender Rhodes with a sound that's at once cosmically beautiful, soulfully fragile, and spacily grooving – and he gets some excellent accompaniment from an all-hip group of players that includes Benny Maupin on bass clarinet and flute, Buster Williams on bass, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone – plus percussion from Jose Areas and Ndugu Chancler. The roots of later classics like Sextet and Flood all start with this session – and the album contains 3 long tracks – "You'll Know When You Get There", "Ostinato", and "Wandering Sprit Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wanda JacksonHappy Side Of Wanda ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a FREE cutout.)

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Wanda JacksonMany Moods Of Wanda Jackson ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A wonderful, groovy set of landmark pop and folksy tunes from Wanda! At her peak, which stretched from the mid 50s throughout the 60s, Ms. Jackson could melt you with any combination of sultry ballads, fiery rockabilly, or traditional country numbers, and Many Moods covers all those bases. She consistently takes on such disparate material as Harlan Howard's "I Wish I Was Your Friend", Merle Haggard's "I Started Loving You Again", and Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee", with each tune more charming than the last, and perhaps the most priceless of all, Neil Diamond's huge hit via the Monkees, "I'm A Believer". The record has a great cover, too – showcasing the lovely Wanda's gravity defying beehive! 11 tunes in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a FREE cutout and light wear.)

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Wanda JacksonUnfinished Business ... LP
Sugar Hill, 2012. Sealed ... $11.99
A fantastic comeback for the legendary Wanda Jackson – a country singer that was also one of the first female rock and roll artists too – heard here in a great back-to-basics set, co-produced by Justin Townes Earle! Titles include "Two Hands", "Old Weakness", "California Stars", "Tore Down", "The Graveyard Shift", "Pushover", "What Do You Do When You're Lonesome", and "Down Past The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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Zbigniew LewandowskiZbigniew Lewandowski (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Poljazz/GAD (Poland), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
Spacious fusion from 80s Poland – a nice little set that's got a vibe that's more laidback and flowing than some of the more jamming electric material of the 70s – which also seems to make things a bit more funky and soulful too! Many of the tracks start out in a nicely spare sort of way – finding the right energy, then building a groove – and working with instrumentation that's often much more in a 70s mode than some of the thinner electric elements that other fusion scenes were using elsewhere in the world! Zbigniew Lewandowski leads the group on drums and keyboards – and the rest of the lineup features Piotr Baron on tenor, Andrzej Olejniczak on soprano sax, Pawel Scieranski on guitar, Andrzej Przybeielski on trumpet, and both Mieczyslaw Jurecki and Krzysztof Scieranski on basses. Titles include "The Lowest", "Plagiat Blues", "Grota", "Dzwieki Z Czarnolasu", and "Szkice Jesienne". CD features bonus tracks "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Jesienna Apasjonata". CD

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Pseudo Slang & PawcutWanderverse ... LP
Baby Steps, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 26.99
Laidback beats with plenty of boom – just the right sort of mellow setting to allow the rhymes to flow in the best way possible – core lyrics from Emcee Sick, with contributions from Cudtry Cadillac, Dheema, and Jon Blazini! There's a nicely jazzy current – almost in an early 90s Tribe Called Quest style, but more individual, as the best instrumental touches are live, and less tied to the historical references that samples might provide. Both the rhythms and lyrics are nicely straightforward – again a nice sort of throwback, but hardly retro at all – on titles that include "Pstabull", "Finesseful", "Basso", "Indestructible 92", "Big Bad Signal", "Anotha Monday Nite", and "Wanderverse". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wanda StaffordIn Love For The Very First Time – Introducing Wanda Stafford ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
A great debut from singer Wanda Stafford – and the kind of set that makes you think she's been recording albums like this for years! Wanda's got a hell of a voice, right from the start – a nice punch that really fits with the choice of material on the date – and with the lively arrangements, which often have these playful horn parts moving up and down in the background – almost in a Capitol Records Jack Marshall or Billy May sort of style – although the instrumentation isn't credited here. The mix of great music and swinging vocals is great – and the album's a real knockout from Stafford, with cuts that include "Ridin On The Moon", "In Love For The Very First Time", "Hooray For Love", "Let There Be Love", "Late Late Show", and "Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 60s pressing.)

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Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii/Guillermo Gregorio)Wandering The Sound Quintet ... CD
Not Two (Poland), New Copy ... About May 30, 2021 (delayed)
... CD

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Michael WandmacherDrive Angry – Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
Lakeshore, 2011. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Wladigeroff Brothers & BandWanderer In Love ... CD
Extraplatte (Austria), 2007. Used ... $8.99
Includes the songs "Wanderer In Love", "Lutenichka", "Tears Of The Night", "Flip Flop (To Ficho)", "Little Requiem", "Frayed Knitting", "Retrospective And The Favourable Song", "Jump To Your Feet, Donke, Let's Jump Altogether", "Istanbul Mustn't Become Vienna", and "Wanderer In Love (Alternate Take)". CD

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✨✧ Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has some edge wear and light aging on back.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock & Mwandishi – July 21st, 1971 – Nice ... LP
Honey Pie, 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare live work from Herbie Hancock – sounds that rival his famous Mwandishi album of the same time on Warner Brothers – and which represent a much-needed addition to the small amount of recorded material from that musical moment! The sound is free-flowing, and very spiritual – Herbie on both acoustic and electric piano – alongside sublime horn work from Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, and Benny Maupin on tenor, soprano sax, flute, and bass clarinet – the latter of whom might well be the star attraction of the set! The rhythms are from Buster Williams on bass and Billy Hart on drums and percussion – and the set features two very long readings of "Toys" and "You'll Know When You Get There". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wanda JacksonUnfinished Business ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic comeback for the legendary Wanda Jackson – a country singer that was also one of the first female rock and roll artists too – heard here in a great back-to-basics set, co-produced by Justin Townes Earle! Titles include "Two Hands", "Old Weakness", "California Stars", "Tore Down", "The Graveyard Shift", "Pushover", "What Do You Do When You're Lonesome", and "Down Past The Bottom". CD
Also available Unfinished Business ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Walter WanderleyBatucada ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Walter Wanderley albums ever – and a record that moves past the more familiar bossa trio style used on his hits for Verve, into groovier new territory with added players who include Dom Um Romao on drums and Marcos Valle on guitar! And not only is the lineup expanded, but the styles are too – as Wanderley moves away from the straighter bossa and samba jazz of his roots, into the world of more unusual, more complicated rhythms that were showing up in the Brazilian scene at the end of the 60s. Marcos Valle's contribution is felt strongly here – as the album includes a fantastic instrumental take on his classic "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" (aka "Os Grilos") – plus other Valle compositions that include "Ainda Mais Lindo", "Batucada", and "E Preciso Cantar". Other tracks include "Wave", "So What's New", and "O Barquinho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole. Vinyl crackles a bit on the lead-in band of side one, but plays fine otherwise.)

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✨✧ Walter WanderleyRain Forest ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that not only broke the bossa big in the US – but a set that also really helped transform the sound of the organ in jazz! Not only is the record a key meeting of bossa rhythms and jazz organ – transplanted hugely to the US after a big initial Wanderley run in 60s Brazil – but the set also features some of the cleanest organ lines to ever hit these shores – a big difference from the heavier flutter that some of the US organists were using a few years before, and a sharp shift towards cleaner keyboard sounds for the rest of the decade. Instrumentation's nice and spare – mostly bass and percussion, plus a bi tof flute and guitar – and titles include the massive hit "Summer Samba", plus "Rain", "Beach Samba", "Song Of The Jet", "Cried, Cried", and "Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSergio Mendes Trio Con Wanda De Sah (aka Brasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah) ... LP
Capitol (Mexico), 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Mexican pressing! Cover has some tape on the bottom seam, and one slightly bumped corner – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ La Wanda PageSane Advice ... LP
Laff, 1979. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Nat AdderleyGood Company ... CD
Challenge/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $9.99
The legendary Nat Adderley is definitely in good company here – a group with excellent work on alto from Antonio Hart – a player who comes off in a very different way than the famous alto of Nat's late brother, Cannonball! Antonio seems to open up some nicely dark currents in Adderley's music – underscored by the piano work of Rob Bargard, who can do a great job of shading things in from below – while the whole group moves with great rhythm work from the team of Walter Booker on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Tunes include two great Bargard originals – "Rob's New Tune" and "War Zone" – plus versions of "Rwanda", "Sermonette", "Corcovado", and "Unit Seven". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Milton Banana TrioMilton Banana Trio (1965) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021
Sublime bossa jazz from one of the greatest combos on the Brazilian scene of the 60s – the crackling trio led by drummer Milton Banana, a really tremendous player no matter what the setting! The album bristles with energy from the very first note – virtually a blueprint for the sound of bossa piano in the 60s, with some great acoustic work here from Walter Wanderley on piano, and basslines that have a quick-spirited sense of timing to match Milton's drums. Tracks are all short and very tight, with a great sense of jazz – leaping along the grooves with titles that include "Samblues", "Noa Noa", "Primavera", "Samba De Verao", "Primitivo", and "Sambou, Sambou". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 21.

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Beach BoysBeach Boys Concert ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good ... $7.99
The first live album from The Beach Boys – and a bit more straight than later live dates, but still pretty nice overall! Like their Party album from the 60s, this set shows a slightly different side of the group than their Brian Wilson-polished studio sessions – a bit more freewheeling but still incredibly harmonic, almost a glimpse at what it might have been like when they were just jamming around in the early days. Titles include "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena", "In My Room", "Monster Mash", "Let's Go Trippin", "Fun Fun Fun", "Long Tall Texan", "Papa Oom Mow Mow", "The Wanderer", and "I Get Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing, with booklet intact. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Jimmy Briscoe & The BeaversJimmy Briscoe & The Beavers ... CD
Wanderick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021
An obscure album cut by Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers – the group who cracked the harmony soul charts briefly when they were just little kids, and who still sound pretty great here, after hitting puberty! The record was cut for the Wanderick subsidiary of TK – and there's a bit of an attempt to go disco with the record, but the end result is more in the uptempo Philly group soul mode, as in similar work from Blue Magic at the time. Paul Kyser wrote, arranged, and produced the record – and the slower cuts, as always, are the Beavers' strongest suit. Titles include "No One Can Love You Like I Do", "So Sweet The Love", "Invitation To The World", "True Love", "Living For Today", and "More Than You Realize". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 21.

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EarthforceEarthforce ... LP
Lion, 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Lost acid folk from the UK scene – music recorded in 1977, at a time when punk was storming the mainstream – which may be why these beautiful tunes were never issued at the time! Yet the music is wonderful – very much like some of the coolest work from the farthest reaches of the Brit underground at the start of the 70s – served up with instrumentation that includes sitar, harmonium, tabla, and more familiar elements for a group like this – with vocals delivered by a few different male singers, and one female vocalist. That aspect really gives the record a nice sense of variety – although the tunes themselves are nicely different too – some very spare and acoustic, including one that just features a lot of tabla – and others more electric and tuneful. Titles include "Wandering", "Moonrise", "Dawn", "Song Of The Morning", "Jenie's Song", and "Keep Moving" – plus the very odd "Carnmenyn", which almost has an experimental industrial vibe! LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes and photos, too!)

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Edison Electric BandBless You Dr Woodward ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1970. Used ... $12.99
The only album ever issued by this very groovy group – a quartet who wandered from Philly to San Francisco in the late 60s – where they clearly picked up the right sort of energy to let their freak flag fly! Yet these guys aren't totally Bay Area, either – as they've got more of the east coast roots that echo their start in the Philly scene a few years before – almost that mix of tightness and hipness that graced some of the best Long Island groups who were finding their way into New York during the same generation. There's plenty going on here – especially some nice songwriting, and a way of appreciating influences from blues and soul music – yet never coming across as a blues rock band at all. Titles include "Baby Leroy", "Over The Hill", "Ship Of The Future", "West Wind", "Royal Fool", "Lebanese Packhorse", and "Smokehouse". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On November 19, 2021
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Aaron Bell – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano! As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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Fat NightLive For Each Other (deep blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Acrophase, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 28.99
Mellow soul from the Windy City – served up by a group we first discovered on a Colemine funky 45, and who sound even better here in the space of a full length album! The group clearly have an influence from sweet soul of the 70s – but their presentation is more contemporary too – both at an instrumental level, where they seem to have winnowed down the best sonic elements of larger orchestrations – and at a vocal level, where they never try to push too hard for their range, or overstate their case too much. We really appreciate that subtle balance – and it resonates strongly throughout, on titles that include "Love Me", "Honest Man", "Long Weekend", "Telephone/Good Place", "Heart", "Life For Each Other", "Special", "Wander", "Alone In Love", and "Fat Night's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
("Deep Blue" colored vinyl!)

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Gangsters (aka Chicago Gangsters)Life Is Not Easy Without You ... LP
Heat, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The third album by the Chicago Gangsters – recorded after they began working out of their native Ohio, and not the Chicago studio scene, hence the dropping of "Chicago" from their name! The record has the band moving into a smooth funky modern soul style – with some good harmony vocals, and lots of very nice production with a slinky sexy style. The record includes the band's great "Wop That Wandy", a nice track with a cool funk groove that mixes 2 guys shooting the breeze, with sweet soulful vocals by a female singer on the chorus. Other nice cuts include "Smoke", "Chuga Chuga", and "Sunshine Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a gold promo stamp, the trace of an old sticker, and a bit of marker on the logo in the top corner.)

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Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto's Finest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
Includes 20 bossa nova classics from the 60s and features work with Walt Wanderley, Stan Getz, and Eumir Deodato! CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Dana GillespieWhat Memories We Make – The Complete Mainman Recordings 1971 to 1974 (Weren't Born A Man/Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle/bonus tracks) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A pair of great albums from singer Dana Gillespie – and a huge amount of bonus material too, including some rare promo and demo tracks that have never been available to the public! The set kicks off with the Weren't Born A Man album – a real turning point in the career of Dana Gillespie – a singer who started out as a British folkie in the 60s, but who really transformed through a host of different modes as the 70s moved in – including a key role in the long-running Catch My Soul stage show, and an intimate friendship with David Bowie! Gillespie's not exactly like Bowie, but on the record she does find a very special, intimate space of her own – helped partly by the production and arrangements of Mick Ronson, who also works with some of the Spiders Of Mars in the backing – and also in part by Bowie, who lets Dana sing his great tune "Andy Warhol" here in a version that's maybe even better than his own! Yet Gillespie is definitely at the helm throughout – a superb songwriter, and a great singer too – intimate one minute, bold the next, and quite far from her roots in folk. Titles include "Andy Warhol", "Weren't Born A Man", "Mother Don't Be Frightened", "All Gone", "Eternal Showman", "Dizzy Heights", and "Stardom Road (parts 1 & 2)". Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle is the second album that Dana Gillespie recorded for the Mainman productions label – and one that really has her stepping out and finding a voice that's all her own! Dana's a bit hard to peg stylistically – somewhat rock, but with occasional gentleness that's borrowed from her folk roots – often given a slight glam twist in the production, but not really a glam singer at all – in part because she's often got some deeper currents in her lyrics! Gillespie's got this strength in the lead that should have made her a much bigger star – an ability to step sideways to different modes from track to track, yet make you feel like the whole thing is very much part of her own master plan. Titles include "Get My Rocks Off", "Really Love The Man", "Hold Me Gently", "Pack Your Bags", "Getting Through To Me", and "Wanderlust". 2CD set features a huge amount of interesting material – including 5 tracks from Dana's 1971 promo record that she shared with David Bowie, 5 more demos from October of 1974, after her second album – but never issued – the original demo for "Andy Warhol", an outtake of "Man Size Job", different Mick Ronson arrangements for "Lavender Hill" and "Never Knew", and the Libido single tracks "Hold On To Your Fire" and "Weren't Born A Man". CD

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Eydie GormeBlame It On The Bossa Nova (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/GL, 1963. Used ... $9.99
Easily the grooviest album that Eydie Gorme ever cut – a set that's well known for its classic title track, but which is filled with breezy bossa numbers throughout! Few other American singers ever got the light, lively spirit of bossa this right back in the 60s – and although Eydie could sometimes be an overly-expressive singer on other records, she's got a compact touch here that's perfect for the jazzy arrangements of Nick Perito and Billy May – which themselves often use a bit of Hammond organ from Dick Hyman to give the tracks lots of Walter Wanderley-ish sort of grooves! Other instrumentalists include Pacheco on flute and Mundell Lowe on guitar – and titles include the classic "Blame It On The Bossa Nova", plus "The Coffee Song", "The Message", "One Note Samba", "The Gift", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Moon River", "Desafinado", and "Dansero". CD features two bonus tracks – "Oba Oba" and "Sweet Talk" – both arranged by Deodato! CD

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Wendell Harrison TribeGet Up Off Your Knees ... CD
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic new music from Detroit reedman Wendell Harrison – working here with a renewed version of the Tribe Records scene, at a level that makes the album one of his best in many years! Wendell blows tenor and bass clarinet, and his group here is mostly younger, lesser-known players – but who soar with Harrison in a mix of spiritual jazz modes and a few more rhythmic currents – all with the kind of powerful, progressive vibe that made the Tribe Records material of Harrison and his contemporaries so important in the 70s! Other musicians include Vincent Chandler on trombone, Steve Woods on flute, Luis Resto on piano, Walter White on trumpet, and Jacob Schwantz on guitar – although players shift often from track to track – and frequent Harrison partner Pamela Wise also provides a bit of keyboards, and the set features both sung vocals on two tracks from Pathe Jassi, and a recitation from Mbiyu Chui on another. Titles include "Revoltuion", "Siera", "Wandering Thoughts", "Samoulen Khale Yi", "What's Up", and "Saga Of A Carrot". CD

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Gerrit Hatcher & Jakob WarmenbolSublime Again ... CD
No Index, 2020. New Copy ... $4.99
Wonderfully jagged duets between tenorist Gerrit Hatcher and drummer Jakob Warmenbol – the latter of whom occasionally plays some instruments in ways that really go past the usual! Warmenbol's drums are usually rhythmically structured, but still very offbeat – which lets the tenor of Hatcher to wander more freely in open space, often hitting these really reedy, raspy notes that have a nice undercurrent of power. Titles include "Tempest Hutch", "Discomforting Comfort", "Contraband", "Birthday Man", and "Adult Frequencies". CD

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Russell HokeMelancholy Traveler (with bonus download) ... LP
Round Bale, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.00
Recent work from underground hero Russell Hoke, but sounds that are every bit as timeless as his earlier records – done in a stripped-down style that has Hoke playing borrowed guitar and banjo, and recording onto an old cellphone – which makes the whole thing feel like it came out of some obscure Takoma Records session in the 60s! There's a few instrumentals on the set, but the real charm lies in Hoke's vocal performances – sometimes very folksy and ancient, sometimes more like an acoustic take on the darker indie territory of a few decades back – all with that upfront quality that's always made Russell such a striking artist. Titles include "Sea Monster", "I Have A Gift", "Coronation", "Kingdome Blue", "I'd Gladly Give It All", "The Mountain & The Stream", "Wandering Ancient Soul", and "When I Get Down" – plus versions of the Sandy Denny tunes "By The Time It Gets Dark" and "Sweet Rosemary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus download.)

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David Holmes & OthersOut Of Sight – Music From The Motion Picture ... CD
Jersey, 1998. Used ... $1.99
Includes original music from David Holmes plus tracks by The Isley Brothers, Mongo Santamaria, Dean Martin, Willie Bobo, and Walter Wanderly. CD
(Out of print. Case has a clear promo sticker & a punch through the barcode.)

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Irreversible EntanglementsIrreversible Entanglements ... LP
International Anthem/Don Giovanni, 2017. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A fantastic mix of jazz and spoken word performance – delivered in a very righteous style that takes us back to the best vintage sides by artists like Wanda Robinson or Jayne Cortez! The words here are by Camae Ayewa – whose lyrics are as politically powerful as her presentation style – and the backing is by a superb quartet that features Keir Neuringer on alto, Aquiles Navarro on trumpet, Luke Stewart on bass, and Tcheser Holmes on drums – all musicians who really do a lot to contribute to the power of the spoken passages, but in a way that never overwhelms them! The instrumental sounds are as powerful as the lyrics – and together, they make for a record that would have been a shining jewel of the loft jazz generation, had it been recorded back in the day – but at a level that's even more incredible for a contemporary set. Titles include "Chicago To Texas", "Fireworks", "Projects", and "Enough". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris JossYou've Been Spiked ... CD
Cristal/ESL (France), 2004. Used ... $4.99
Retro-styled funk from the mad Chris Joss – a producer and DJ who's been bubbling under on the French scene for years, but will no doubt burst big globally with this tasty set! Chris' music is a perfect match for the ESL label – as he's got a keen ear for a classic-styled groove, and often uses plenty of trippy bits from late 60s and early 70s inspirations in his work! The tracks on the set are mostly really funky – and work in a playful style that recalls some of our favorite European soundtrack and sound library grooves from years past. Titles include "Riviera 69", "Wrong Alley Street", "Drink Me Hot", "You've Been Spiked", "A Part In That Show", "Waking Up In The Park", and "Early Morning Wanderings". US CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "The Man With The Suitcase" and "The Wait". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gracinha LeporaceGracinha ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021
Great early work from singer Gracinha Leporace – a vocalist you might know from her later work in Bossa Rio, or her recordings with husband Sergio Mendes! Even at the start, Gracinha's a hell of a singer – a vocalist who's capable of all the coolness of the bossa era, yet still richly expressive in all the right ways – with a jazzy flourish at times that's perfect for the album's lively backings from Oscar Castro Neves! Instrumentation includes some sweet organ lines with a Walter Wanderley sort of groove – plus other moments that use woodwinds in this really lovely way – almost echoing some of the early Deodato charts. The whole thing's wonderful – a real lost bossa treasure – and titles include "Prece", "Cancao Da Desesperanca", "Ultima Batucada", "Rancho De Ano Novo", "A Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Sem Saida", "Cantiga", and "Em Tempo". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 21.

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Margaret LewisReconsider Me – The Ram Singles & More Southern Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Really great work from Margaret Lewis – a Louisiana singer/songwriter from the glory days of the indie label 45 scene – and one who works here with a very unique blend of rock, soul, and country modes! It's a bit hard to sum of Margaret's music in words – but lots of this material has hard-edged charms of the young Wanda Jackson – mixed maybe with some influences from the R&B scene at the time, particularly some of the hipper female singers in New Orleans! All the work here was recorded by the Ram Records label in Shreveport, but a good deal of it was unissued at the time – and the package also includes 13 tracks new to CD – combined with a fantastic set of notes that provide an overview of the unusual Lewis musical legacy. Titles include "John DeLee", "Lover's Land", "Bow Wow Puppy Love", "Cheaters Can't Win", "Shake A Leg", "One Today Another Tomorrow", "No No Never", "Reconsider Me", "You Said You Love Me", "Yea Yea Baby", "Hold Me", "Something's Wrong Baby", "From The Cradle To The Blues", and "Teardrop Valley". CD

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✨✧ Ze MariaTudo Azul ... CD
Continental/Warner (Brazil), 1963. Used ... $49.99
A lost bossa organ classic – and one that features some vocals by Jorge Ben! The album's a rare gem from early 60s Brazil, and features Ben singing in the same soulful style as on his own early records – dancing lightly over grooves set down by organist Ze Maria, who has a wonderful sound that's a lot like Walter Wanderley! The whole thing's a dream, and features early versions of Ben's own tracks "Mas Que Nada" and "Por Causa De Voce Menina" – plus the tracks "A Vida Do Negro", "Influencia Do Jazz", "Tudo Azul", and "Samba Do Aviao". CD
(Long out of print and in great shape!)

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Rob Mazurek & Emmett KellyAlien Flower Sutra ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99 12.99
Ever-adventurous composer, arranger and coronet player Rob Mazurek teams up with similarly creative wanderer Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Josh Abrams Natural Information Society and more)! Alien Flower Sutra finds the duo and their guest players crafting a pretty awesome mix of interstellar psych-jazz-folk with vocals and guitar – with lots of fuzzier, jazzier instrumental passages. Very cool stuff on International Anthem, which has quickly become one of Chicago's best indie labels for free thinking creative output! Mazurek handles the electronic treatments, synths and coronet, with Kelly's lyrics, voice and guitars, and accompanied by Guilherme Granado, Carlos Issam Thomas Rohrer and Brittany Mazurek. Includes "Back To The Ocean, Back To The Sea", "Android Love Cry", "Blackout", "Bright Nights Havoc", "I Untied My Wrists", "Of Time Wasted", "Remember Nothing", "Embryo Genesis", "We Are One" and "Overture Towards The Beginning Of The End Of Time". CD
Also available Alien Flower Sutra ... LP 22.99

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Rob Mazurek & Emmett KellyAlien Flower Sutra ... LP
International Anthem, 2016. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
Ever-adventurous composer, arranger and coronet player Rob Mazurek teams up with similarly creative wanderer Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Josh Abrams Natural Information Society and more)! Alien Flower Sutra finds the duo and their guest players crafting a pretty awesome mix of interstellar psych-jazz-folk with vocals and guitar – with lots of fuzzier, jazzier instrumental passages. Very cool stuff on International Anthem, which has quickly become one of Chicago's best indie labels for free thinking creative output! Mazurek handles the electronic treatments, synths and coronet, with Kelly's lyrics, voice and guitars, and accompanied by Guilherme Granado, Carlos Issam Thomas Rohrer and Brittany Mazurek. Includes "Back To The Ocean, Back To The Sea", "Android Love Cry", "Blackout", "Bright Nights Havoc", "I Untied My Wrists", "Of Time Wasted", "Remember Nothing", "Embryo Genesis", "We Are One" and "Overture Towards The Beginning Of The End Of Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alien Flower Sutra ... CD 4.99

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Doris MonteiroDoris Monteiro (1964) ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021
Early work from Doris Monteiro – a set that's much more bossa-oriented than some of her later work – and recorded in the brilliant style of the Elenco label, with backings by Hammond genius Walter Wanderley! The record's got a light lively style – with Walter's organ grooving in bossa mode, and Doris' vocals driftin g across the top – in a mode that's slightly similar to Wanderley's famous pairing with Astrud Gilberto, but a lot more melodic than Astrud ever was! The arrangements are great, with some tight jazzy flourishes that create some driving grooves that push the whole set over the finish line – and tracks include "Deus Brasileiro", "E Vem O Sol", "Sambou Sambou", "Diz Que Fui Por Ai", "Baiaozinho", "Dois Peixinhos", and "Verdade Em Paz". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 21.

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OregonIn Performance ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A double-length live set from Oregon – one that acts as a nice bracket to their 70s work for the Vanguard label, and which maybe points the way towards the direction they'd soon take at ECM! As some of their contemporaries were maybe getting even more electric, the group deliver a fantastic acoustic set throughout – guitars from Ralph Towner, who also plays piano and a bit of French horn – plus sitar and tabla from Collin Walcott, bass and violin from Glen Moore, and a mix of saxes, flute, and other reeds from Paul McCandless! The sound is nice and open – maybe more spacious and patient than the group's earlier work – really opening up on the longer live tracks on the set. Titles include "Arion", "Waterwheel", "Buzzbox", "Along The Way", "Wanderlust", "Icarus", "Free Piece", and "Deer Path". CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonMotions & Emotions (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99 About July 16, 2021
Pure genius from Oscar Peterson – one of his finest moments ever! The record is very different than most of Oscar's over-recorded trio format ones – and features Claus Ogerman crafting some impeccable backings of lofty strings and compressed horns, creating a pillow of air that takes Oscar's piano to the sky and beyond, floating into realms never dreamed of on other LPs! The set sparkles with a strident MPS easy groove – completely sublime, with a perfectness that we'd ascribe to a rare few albums, such as the similar-grooving Jobim album Wave, also helped out tremendously by Ogerman. Titles include "Dreamsville", "Sally's Tomato", "Sunny", "Wave", "Wandering", and "Ode To Billy Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Friday, July 16.

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Procol HarumProcol Harum ... LP
Deram, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The amazing first album from Procol Harum – a group with a sound that's still unlike anyone else we can think of – even though they were a key part of the London scene of the 60s! The group are steeped in all of the blues, soul, and jazz elements that influenced so many other British acts of the period – but they have this way of presenting the music that brings a whole new sort of drama to the music – this flair that never overwhelms, and instead embellishes the music in this really special way – so that the tunes have this brilliance that's kept them fresh for many decades to follow! Lead singer Gary Brooker is a key part of the record's magic – a very distinctive singer – and a young Robin Trower contributes plenty on guitar, as does Matthew Fisher on Hammond. But there's also some arrangements that really set the whole thing in an unusual direction – and which make the record way more than just another bluesy rock set from the time. Hard to argue with the baroque brilliance of "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence", "A Christmas Camel", "Salad Days", "Repent Walpurgis", and "Conquistador" – not to mention the hit, "Whiter Shade Of Pale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on the top seam, a cutout hole, and a name in pen.)

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Lionel RichieLionel Richie ... LP
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Lionel's first solo album after leaving the Commodores – and a solid bit of mellow soul that forever merged the genres of soul music and adult contemporary! Titles include "Serves You Right", "My Love", "Tell Me", "You Are", "Truly", "Just Put Some Love In Your Heart", and "Wandering Stranger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Erik SatieSocrate – Olalla Aleman & Guy Vandromme ... CD
Edition Wandelweiser (Germany), 2018. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Rod St. JamesHas Anybody Seen The Superstar ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful album of free soul tracks – with a mixture of sweet 70s soul and slightly folksy rock, in a blend that's hard to describe, but really wonderful! We'd shelve this one next to Alzo & Udine, Ellen McIlwaine, Batteaux, and other obscure early 70s crossover artists who never made the big time – and like them, Rod St James is a brilliant talent who really deserves wider recognition, even within the realm of soul collectors. The album features all original compositions by Rod, with arrangements crafted with the help of Cash McCall – and titles include "Has Anybody Seen The Superstar?", "Wandering Minstrel", "Mr Coffey", "Now Is The Time", "Pisces Child", "Born To Ride The Restless Wind", and "Let It Shine". CD

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Jackie WilsonNobody But You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021
One of the last great albums that Jackie Wilson ever recorded – a sublime set of 70s soul that has some very different backings than before, all a perfect fit for those amazing Wilson vocals! David Van DePitte handled the arrangements – and wonderfully blends together strings and soul with a very classy feel – one that's nicely mature for the 70s, without any of the too-sappy modes that Wilson sometimes wandered into the decade before. Instead, there's a sense of soul and sensuality that matches some of the best Motown work of the period – allowing Jackie to ascend to a greatness that might well rival that of Marvin Gaye – on killer cuts that include "You're The Song", "Nobody But You", "Satisfy My Soul", "Where Is Love", "Just As Soon As The Feelings Over", and "Just Call My Name". Also includes a bonus instrumental version of "Don't Burn No Bridges". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 21.

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Florian WittenbergBeyond The Traceries ... CD
Edition Wandelweiser (Germany), 2020. Used ... $8.99
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VariousHave Mercy! – The Songs Of Don Covay ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A wonderful testament to songwriting mastery of Don Covay – one of greatest singing and songwriting double threats ever – and if you didn't already know that, this excellent compilation will set you straight! No tribute to Covay the songwriter would be complete without Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools" – but the set actually goes a lot deeper, with straight-up classic soul treasures, raucous R&B, stirring vocal tunes, some funk and funky rock. The reach is impressive, with the aforementioned Aretha hit, plus songs recorded by Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Joe Tex, The Staple Singers, Wanda Jackson, The Wailers, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Dee Clark, Connie Francis and more! 26 tracks in all, completed by a great set of notes: with "Three Time Loser" by Wilson Pickett, "You're Good For Me" by Lena Horne, "Don't Drive Me Away" by Ben E King, the funky gem "Sookie Sookie" by Tina Britt, "She Said Yeah" by Joe Tex, "Watch The One Who Brings You The News" by Millie Jackson, "Long Tall Shorty" by The Graham Bond Originization, "Mon Cherie Au Revoir" by Arlene Smith and more. CD

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VariousIndaba Is ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the contemporary scenes in London and Havana – and like the music on those collections, there's a real genre-expanding sound going on here – plenty of jazz-based solos, but often mixed with vocals, keyboards, and a range of inventive touches – tying older South African currents with a more righteous, more expansive global vibe that's not only wonderful – but which comes off without any sort of overdone elements. The music is far past the world music cliches of previous decades – truly revolutionary and instantly timeless – with titles that include "All Ok" by Lwanda Gogwana, "Umthandazo Wamagenge" by The Brother Moves On, "Dikeledi" by Thandi Ntuli, "Prelude To Writing Together" by The Ancestors, "Ke Nako" by Bokani Dyer, "What Is History" by The Wretched, "Umdali" by Sibusile Xaba, and "Abaphezulu" by Iphupho L'Ka Biko. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoy Orbison Connection – 34 Roots & Covers Of Roy Orbison ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Roy Orbison is one of the most unique figures in rock and roll – so much so, we always tend to think of the man as a musical style unto his own – an assumption that's nicely broken by the wealth of work in this wonderful set! As the title implies, the CD features covers of Roy's hits, and tunes that inspired his music too – but way more than that, the whole thing really sets a scene for the rising power of Orbison from the Sun years onwards – music served up by singers who don't try to copy that unusual vocal style of Roy, but instead go off in all sorts of different directions on the tunes! As with the other Bear Family titles in this "connections" series, the approach is great – very illuminating, and supported by copious notes that really get at all the different things that are going on. 34 tracks in all – with titles that include "Go Go Go" by Narvel Felts, "Pretty Paper" by Willie Nelson, "Candy Man" by Wanda Jackson, "I Like It" by Vince Taylor, "You're My Baby" by Billy Lee Riley, "Rock House" by Bobby Fuller, "Oobie Doobie" by Sid King & The Five Strings, "Mean Woman Blues" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Blue Bayou" by Mike Redway, "The Crowd" by Waylon Jennings, "In Dreams" by Les Carle, and "Running Scared" by Paul Rich. CD

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VariousTrojan Skinhead Box Set ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s. Used 3CD ... $29.99
Includes 50 tracks the Charmers, Sir Harry, The Harmonians, The Viceroys, The Wanderers, The Dynamites, Willie Francis, The Royals, King Horror, and the Hot Rod All Stars. CD
(Out of print, box is solid but has quite a bit of scuffing and cosmetic wear.)

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✨✧ Fred AndersonStaying In The Game ... CD
Engine, 2009. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sharp, exhilarating trio set from tenor sax great and AACM beacon Fred Anderson – a more stripped down and direct sound than some of the more spacious grooves of recent Anderson recordings, and really a masterful little gem! Anderson's trio features Harrison Bankhead on bass and Tim Daisy on drums, and moods on these longish numbers rolls from tight, muscular interplay that never gets too blunt or jagged thanks to the musicianship – to a far looser, more melodic dynamic. We're never disappointed by Anderson's later recordings, and this is another exceptionally strong one. Titles include the nearly half hour opening piece "Sunday Afternoon", plus "The Elephant And The Bee", "60 Degrees In November", "Wandering", "Springing Winter" and "Changes And Bodies And Tones". CD
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✨✧ Black Children Sledge Funk BandBlack Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Their name may be a mouthful, but the Black Children Sledge Funk Band have a groove that's nice and lean – a wicked blend of basslines, percussion, and lots of riffing guitar – plus these very cool keyboards that wander over the grooves and give the whole thing a sweetly spacey vibe! These guys are definitely on the sharper side of the Afro funk spectrum – and occasionally have some trippy elements in their music – especially when the vocals come together from the group members, which creates a heady quality that lives up to the album's great cover image. Titles include "In Search Of Yesterday", "The Eye That Can See", "Grandfather", "Working Together", and "Boogie Saturday". CD

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✨✧ Al GreenLove Ritual – Rare & Previously Unreleased 1968 to 1976 ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A selection of earlier Al Green numbers issued originally at the end of the 70s – with new mixing by Willie Mitchell, who'd produced all the original sides. Titles include "Love Ritual", which is a nice groover with some congas in the mix giving the whole thing an earthier thump under the trademark 70s Hi Records sound – and ultimately, upon revisiting this compilation, Mitchell does a pretty great job of filtering Al's wandering muse at this point through the trademark sounds of Memphis and Hi Records! plus "Glory Glory", "Let It Shine", "Keep Me Cryin", "Oh Me Oh My", "I Tried To Tell Myself", and "Smile A Little Bit More". CD

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✨✧ Waylon JenningsLove Of The Common People ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Love Of The Common People is really one of the finer efforts he cut in the late 60s, and after famously wandering styles with hit & miss results for years, started finding his niche pretty well. Gruff country charisma with occasional sweeter RCA arranged sounds. Titles include "Money Cannot Make The Man", "I Tremble For You", "If The Shoe Fits", "The Road" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing – a beautiful copy!)

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✨✧ Donald SmithLuv ... CD
Why Not (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soaring session of spiritual jazz piano – and one of the only albums as a leader cut by Donald Smith – best known to most folks as the brother of Lonnie Liston Smith, and a member of the Cosmic Echoes! The sound here is much more hard-edged than you might guess – starting somewhere in the McCoy Tyner realm of post-Coltrane piano lines, but also taking off at times with a fury that reminds us of Cecil Taylor – extremely deft and inventive, and spurred on by some great rhythm work from the team of Cecil McBee on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! A few moments get a bit more introspective, balancing things out nicely – and McBee's bass is a wonderful addition to the set, as he plays with the power and soulfulness he brought to the best Strata East sessions of the early 70s. Titles include "Mystic Man", "Stillness", "To Yaisa & Wanda With Luv", and "The Magnetic A". CD

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✨✧ VariousBad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records ... LP
Timmion/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic soul tracks from a label we've been loving right from the start – the long-running Timmion Records – a Finnish imprint with an amazing ear for vintage sounds and funky grooves! We know what you're thinking – Finland is a very unlikely source for great soul music – but the company's also worked with American artists right from the start, and has a deep deep appreciation for the classic modes of the vintage 45 underground – which is why this whole package feels like a stack of rare singles you might have found in the back of a New Jersey record store from the 70s! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo, and are in a mix of deep and sweet soul modes – all handled with superb instrumentation and production from Cold Diamond & Mink, who ensure that the whole thing has just the right vibe. Titles include "Tell Me That You Love Me" by Jonny Benavidez, "Lost Lost Lost" by Pratt & Moody, "Paint Me In A Corner" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Until You're Mine" by Wanda Felicia, "I'm Still A Man" by Willie West, "This Is What Love Looks Like" by Carlton Jumel Smith, "Bad Education" by Bardo Martinez, "Don't Believe You Like That" by Emilia Sisco, "This Love (part 1)" by Bobby Oroza, and "The Scorpio Walk" by Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousBossacucanova Vol 1 ... CD
RDS (Brazil), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Os Cariocas, Carlos Lyra, Astrid, Wanda Sa, Carlos Lyra, Chris Delanno, Claudia Telles, Sylvio Cesar, Roberto Menescal E Banda, and Bulldog, Dalua and Lazzy. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousUltra Lounge Volume 11 – Organs In Orbit ... CD
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes music by Ernie Freeman, Sir Julian, Walter Wanderley, John Buzon, Martin Denny, Shay Torrent, Billy May, and Jackie Davis. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eydie GormeBlame It On The Bossa Nova ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Easily the grooviest album that Eydie Gorme ever cut – a set that's well known for its classic title track, but which is filled with breezy bossa numbers throughout! Few other American singers ever got the light, lively spirit of bossa this right back in the 60s – and although Eydie could sometimes be an overly-expressive singer on other records, she's got a compact touch here that's perfect for the jazzy arrangements of Nick Perito and Billy May – which themselves often use a bit of Hammond organ from Dick Hyman to give the tracks lots of Walter Wanderley-ish sort of grooves! Other instrumentalists include Pacheco on flute and Mundell Lowe on guitar – and titles include the classic "Blame It On The Bossa Nova", plus "The Coffee Song", "The Message", "One Note Samba", "The Gift", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Moon River", "Desafinado", and "Dansero". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Includes the Columbia inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ OregonIn Performance ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A double-length live set from Oregon – one that acts as a nice bracket to their 70s work for the Vanguard label, and which maybe points the way towards the direction they'd soon take at ECM! As some of their contemporaries were maybe getting even more electric, the group deliver a fantastic acoustic set throughout – guitars from Ralph Towner, who also plays piano and a bit of French horn – plus sitar and tabla from Collin Walcott, bass and violin from Glen Moore, and a mix of saxes, flute, and other reeds from Paul McCandless! The sound is nice and open – maybe more spacious and patient than the group's earlier work – really opening up on the longer live tracks on the set. Titles include "Arion", "Waterwheel", "Buzzbox", "Along The Way", "Wanderlust", "Icarus", "Free Piece", and "Deer Path". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available In Performance ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ RoctoberIssue #15 – Icons and Enigmas (56 pages) ... Magazine
Roctober, 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jayne/Wayne County by Peter Crowley. Cyndi Lauper interview and beautiful comic. A lenthy converstaion with jazz/soul vocal genius Oscar Brown, Jr. Ass kickin' rockabilly/country diva Wanda Jackson interviewed. Little Jimmy Scott comic. 10 seconds with John Doe and Ron Kittle. #1 fans section with tales of George Strait's luckiest fan, an Olivia Newton John obsessed mormon and a Lou Christie fan who practices "Christie-anity. Serge Gainsbourg by David Grubbs. Plus: Ozzy Osbourne, Van Morrison, Elvis, more. Magazine

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✨✧ Frank SinatraCycles ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Arranged by Don Costa – with tracks that include "Rain In My Heart", "Both Sides Now", "Cycles", "Pretty Colors", "Wandering", "Moody River", and "My Way Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Turn On The Sunlight (Carlos Nino & Friends)Warm Waves ... CD
Astrollage (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful record that continues the long legacy of spiritual, meditative sounds we've heard from Carlos Nino over the years – and, like most of his recent work, a set that almost seems to define a genre unto itself! The record is a bit hard to peg – as there's definitely some of the older spiritual jazz currents that Nino was first known for – but the delivery is mellower, and warmer – in the manner of the title – kind of building slowly and organically, with organ and guitar from Jesse Peterson, who co-produced the set – plus work on piano, voice, and saxes. The legendary Laraaji joins the group on one track – and the spirit of the album isn't far from his music either – and titles include "Wander The Open Sky", "Warm Waves", "Passing Rain", "Closer Still", and "Looking For A Waterfall" – plus Japanese bonus tracks "Passing Rain (feetturningindampsoil rmx)" and "Passing Rain (elemental beat mix)". CD

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✨✧ VariousIndaba Is ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the contemporary scenes in London and Havana – and like the music on those collections, there's a real genre-expanding sound going on here – plenty of jazz-based solos, but often mixed with vocals, keyboards, and a range of inventive touches – tying older South African currents with a more righteous, more expansive global vibe that's not only wonderful – but which comes off without any sort of overdone elements. The music is far past the world music cliches of previous decades – truly revolutionary and instantly timeless – with titles that include "All Ok" by Lwanda Gogwana, "Umthandazo Wamagenge" by The Brother Moves On, "Dikeledi" by Thandi Ntuli, "Prelude To Writing Together" by The Ancestors, "Ke Nako" by Bokani Dyer, "What Is History" by The Wretched, "Umdali" by Sibusile Xaba, and "Abaphezulu" by Iphupho L'Ka Biko. CD
Also available Indaba Is ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Poets ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A seminal set of righteous underground poetry – a key bridge between the earlier work of Langston Hughes and some of the bigger spoken sides of the 70s by artists like Gil Scott-Heron or Wanda Robinson! As the title promises, there's a definite undercurrent of jazz in the work – but mostly in the subject matter of the poems, or in the riffing way the readers approach the material – since there's really no instrumentation at all to accompany the voices. There's a few names on here that you might recognize, but there's a lot more that you won't – and that makes the album a key look at this under-documented 60s scene. Titles include "Elvin Jones Gretch Freak" by David Henderson, "The Jackal Headed Cowboy" by Ishmael Reed, "Poem To Americans" by Gerald Jackson, "Poem To Ernie Henry" by Gloria Tropp, "Listening To Sonny Rollins at the 5 Spot" by Paul Blackburn, "African Memories" by Joel Oppenheimer, and "Autumn 1964" by Peter LaFarge. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousSamba Soul 70! ... CD
Six Degrees/Ziriguiboom, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The sound of funky 70s Brazil! This excellent compilation brings together 16 lost funk and soul tunes from 70s Brazil – tracks inspired by American groups of the time, but touched with uniquely Brazilian influences that make them well worth discovering today. A few of these groups have shown up over the years on other reissues we've got here at Dusty Groove – but the quality of the overall set is excellent, really one of the first full explorations of this scene that we've ever stocked! And even though the package is put out by the remix-heavy Six Degrees label, rest assured that the tracks you'll hear on here are the real thing – all original gems from the classic heavy 70s scene! Titles include "Cosa Nostra" by Erlon Chaves, "Homenagem A Mongo" by Som Tres, "Nego Dito" by Branca Di Neve, "A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma" by Di Melo, "Mane Joao" by Wanderlea, "Saltei De Banda" by Elza Soares, "Jogaram O Caxanga" by De Savoya Combo, "Que Nega E Essa" by Trio Mocoto, and "Nao Vem Que Nao Tem" by Wilson Simonal. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousUnissued Sixties Garage Acetates Volume 3 – Train To Nowhere ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Norton Records, the reigning deep garage rock relic hunters, have done it again – a straight up incredible batch of rugged, shambling r&b fueled, punk rock prefiguring singles from 1964-1968 – stuff that's never even been officially released! The stuff runs the gamut, from raw, but capable blue eyed interpretations of r&b, to wild instrument bashing in the most hard charging and stumbling tradition. Some of it's ultra low fi, others raw, but with a clarity that could have pushed it closer to the mainstream – totally great stuff that's gotta be fresh news to even the most devoting 60s garage enthusiasts! Titles include "Woman" by Fantatics, "I'm Gone" by Noblemen, "My Heart Is In Pain" by Dave And The Wanderers, "Hey" by Wombats, "Let Me Tell You Girl" by Juveniles, "I Feel So Well" by 4 Dimensions, "I'm On My Own" by Straightjackets, and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fred Anderson & Steve McCallVintage Duets – Chicago 1/11/80 ... CD
Okka Disk, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing recording finally sees the light of day – a beautiful set of duets between Fred Anderson on tenor and Steve McCall on percussion – both very important players of the second wave of AACM musicians in the 70s, even though both artists never fully got their due! The material was recorded in 1980, not too long before we lost McCall – and the interplay is wonderful, and really represents a shift in the energy of the AACM scene – maybe some influence from the loft jazz world of mid 70s New York, which in turn drew inspiration from late 60s Chicago – but also delivered with a sense of soul that marks Anderson as part of a key lineage of Chicago tenorists that includes Clifford Jordan, Johnny Griffin, and John Gilmore! McCall is great too – a sensitive soul, but a strong force throughout – as the duo improvise on two long tracks, "Within" and "Wandering". CD

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✨✧ Charline ArthurBurn That Candle ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The biggest collection of work we've ever seen from Charline Arthur – a female singer who's often known for her rockabilly work on RCA, where she was dubbed by the label as The Female Elvis – but an artist who also opens up here on singles for Imperial, Bullet, and Coin Records too! Charline's got a big-toned guitar on the cover, and she's wearing country-styled duds too – and that's a good way of picturing her sound here – as the set begins in a postwar hillbilly mode, then moves into some of the material that made Arthur's rocking singles a nice match with the Wanda Jackson Capitol tracks of the late 50s. The collection features a whopping 32 tracks in all – and titles include "Honey Bun", "I Was Wrong", "Anything Can Happen", "Is Love A Game", "I've Got The Boogie Blues", "Too Long Too Many Times", "Flash Your Diamonds", "Kiss The Baby Goodnight", "What About Tomorrow", "I Heard About You", "Welcome To The Club", "Hello Baby", "Cryin Alone", and "The Good & The Bad". CD

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✨✧ Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little project, and one that's better even than you'd guess from the outset – as the work is put together by percussionist Adam Randolph, and may well be one of the best things he's ever given us! Randolph composed the songs on the set, but they're performed with a very improvisational spirit by a larger ensemble of musicians – working in modes that echo the ragas promised in the title, but often with a freer, more spiritual style too – one that makes heavy use of the percussion in the large lineup! The players are far too many to name – but the set does feature work from Harris Einsenstadt on bata, Hamid Drake on drums, Graham Haynes on cornet, Afram Fever on tenor, and Jay Gandhi on bansuri – really just the tip of the instrumental iceberg, given how many musicians are involved. Titles include "Gone To Earth", "Sunset Lake", "Glare Of The Tiger", "Ecliptic", "Rotations", "Shanta", "Wandering Star", "Ascent To Now", "Lamentations", "Syntactic Journey", and "Turiya". CD

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✨✧ Nomade OrchestraEntreMundos ... CD
Far Out (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A second great set from Nomade Orchestra – a Brazilian group who bring a trans-global approach to jazz-based instrumentation – with a resulting sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! These guys aren't in the usual Brazilian groove, and they're also not like some of the Afro Funk combos that have sprung up on that scene – and instead they seem to take the nomad in their name seriously, and wander the globe searching for sounds and styles to fit into their music! Instrumentation is especially strong on saxes – alto, tenor, and soprano – which really emphasize some of the more dramatic currents in the music – and the group's also heavy on percussion, with some slight electric touches on keyboards and guitar. Titles include "Jardins De Zaira", "Felag Mengu", "Estrada Para Camomla", "Olho Do Tempo", "Terra Fertil", "Rinoceronte Blues", and "Vale Da Boca Seca". CD

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✨✧ Out Of The ShadowsOut Of The Shadows Collected Works Vol 1 – July 1952 to July 1953 – Issues 5 to 9 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pre-code horror from the excellent Standard Publications – one of the smaller companies in the b-grade world of postwar comics – but one who managed to really deliver the goods when it came to creeped-out material like this! Standard always had a great eye for a cover – and would usually follow with internal contents that were equally striking – almost noir-ish tales of folks who wandered down the wrong street, or found themselves in an unusual situation – caught up in worlds of zombies, skeletons, and even giant bats! This volume brings together the first half of the publication – which started at number 5 – and features art from Alex Toth, George Tuska, Jerry Grandenetti, Ruben Moreira, Rocco Mastroseria, Ross Andru, and George Roussos. Book

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✨✧ Out Of The ShadowsOut Of The Shadows Collected Works Vol 2 – October 1953 to August 1954 – Issues 10 to 14 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pre-code horror from the excellent Standard Publications – one of the smaller companies in the b-grade world of postwar comics – but one who managed to really deliver the goods when it came to creeped-out material like this! Standard always had a great eye for a cover – and would usually follow with internal contents that were equally striking – almost noir-ish tales of folks who wandered down the wrong street, or found themselves in an unusual situation – caught up in worlds of zombies, skeletons, and even giant bats! This volume features art by an array of golden age giants – including Nick Cardy, Mort Meskin, Mike Sekowsky, John Celardo, Alex Toth, and George Roussos! Book

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✨✧ Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very collaborative ensemble – with these tremendous upfront vocals from Siyabonga Mthembu, a singer with a very unique approach, and a spiritual current that we'd rank right up there with work by Leon Thomas, Dwight Trible, or Joe Lee Wilson, even though Mthembu's very much his own man. The group's also got two other great horn players – Mthunzi Mvubu on alto and Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet – plus Fender Rhodes and piano from Nduduzo Makhathini, and a wonderfully early array of bass, percussion, and drums – which lay down a fantastic groundwork for each tune. The music starts somewhere in the spiritual territory of the post-Coltrane scene – but really takes off immediately with its own individual spirit – ala Kamasai Washington – and the performance is live and unadorned, without some of the studio efforts that show up on other Brownswood label releases. Beautiful work throughout – an instant classic that we'd rank right up there with the best material by folks like Nat Birchall or Matthew Hallsall, but very different too. Titles include "Nguni", "Mzwandile", "Joyous", "The Sea", "The Observer", and "Give Thanks". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gary BurtonGary Burton Quartet (Duster/Lofty Fake Anagram/Gary Burton Quartet In Concert) ... LP
RCA (France), 1967/1968. Near Mint- 3LPs ... Out Of Stock
A pretty great 3LP set that documents one of Gary Burton's greatest groups – the quartet he formed with Larry Coryell on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums. The group recorded these 3 albums for RCA in 1967 and 1968 – and really pushed Gary's style past the straight jazz approach of earlier albums, into the open-ended style that made him one of the freer vibists of the 70s. Haynes is especially great, as his free touch on the drum kit is perfect for Burton's modal wanderings on the vibes. Titles include "One Two 1234", "Response", "Ballet", "Sweet Rain", "General Mojo Cuts Up", I'm Your Pal", "Lines", "Blue Comedy", "Walter L", and "Wrong Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book. Box has some very light wear, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ IcecrossIcecross ... LP
Icecross (Iceland), 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A fierce set of Icelandic hard rock from the early 70s – a heavy power trio, and one with a sound that's as dark as you'd guess from the image on the cover! These guys work at a level that's nicely free from any posturing or cliche – and instead really focus on some tight (and at times, surprisingly tuneful) work on guitar, driven strongly by some incredibly deft work on drums. Vocals are in English, but most tunes often step into a pretty open instrumental space too – and we dare say that if these guys had been working in the US or UK at the time, they'd be much better remembered these days. Titles include "1999", "Scared", "Nightmare", "The End", "Sad Man's Story", "Jesus Freaks", and "Wandering Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Rockadrome pressing, still sealed with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the core – and dosed throughout with a really cool, very twangy guitar! The mix of elements is great – almost as if a chicha guitarist wandered into sessions for an Afro Funk record, and convinced the rest of the guys to work in more small combo modes, in a way that allows the guitar a great presence in the sound, as it washes over most of the tunes with a strong sense of color! Titles include "Hammer Into Anvil", "Horses", "Mary's Corner", "Not Another Drop", "Unqualified", and "No Going Back". CD

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✨✧ Margaret LewisCountry Soul Of Margaret Lewis EP ... 7-inch
Ram/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Really great work from Margaret Lewis – a Louisiana singer/songwriter from the glory days of the indie label 45 scene – and one who works here with a very unique blend of rock, soul, and country modes! It's a bit hard to sum of Margaret's music in words – but lots of this material has hard-edged charms of the young Wanda Jackson – mixed maybe with some influences from the R&B scene at the time, particularly some of the hipper female singers in New Orleans! All the work here was recorded by the Ram Records – and this EP features four tracks that include "Something's Wrong Baby", "Reconsider Me", "You Oughta See My Baby", and "It's Alright You Can Go". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ed LincolnA Volta ... LP
Musidisc (Brazil), Mid 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Stunning! This is a beautiful mid-60s album bossa and samba organ grooves, played by the great Ed Lincoln, one of Brazil's best organ players ever. Unlike Walter Wanderley, Lincoln's got a sound and a style that's pretty darn crazy, and which is filled with all sort of pyrotechnics and tricks on the organ – all of which are a perfect complement to the album's lively grooves. Titles include "Amar E Bom", "Na Onda Do Berimbau", "Ai Que Saudades Dessa Nega", "Blues Walk", "Sao Salvador", and "Palladium". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover is missing the plastic outer sleeve but looks great, with lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ QualitonsPanoramic Tymes ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hammond beat grooves from The Qualitons – representing funky Budapest! The Qualitons are a unique group in the funky organ underground, regardless of region – drawing from a well of influences that range from rave up funk to wild-eyed vintage R&B & garage rock. It's really exciting stuff, and feels no more or less authentic than the influences – generally with a hard driving undercurrent of heavy drums and thick washes of organ. The strains of beat group and garage rock give it them an incendiary edge that we just love, but they slow it down in spots that show quite a range, and these guys can seriously play! The group is armed with a couple vocal tunes and a bunch of great instrumentals. Titles include "C'mon Baby", "Get Heavy With Me", "Overdose", "Ejjel A Sotetben", "Wandering Will", "AC Blues", "Soul Bowl/Kekfeny", "Aua", "More Plutonium" and more. CD version has 3 exclusive tracks: "One Man Song", "Slowman" and "Kulmi". CD
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