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✨✧ Willie BoboTalkin' Verve ... CD
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer set of funky Latin Soul tracks, recorded by Willie Bobo in the mid and late 60s, and pulled from his hard to find albums on Verve! The set focuses on some of Willie's grooviest stuff, and is a very tasty blend of soul and instrumental cuts, all with a tight Latin-tinged sound. Titles include "Sham Time", "Stuff", "Night Walk", "Roots", "Black Coffee", "Lisa", "Grazing In the Grass", and "Blind Man, Blind Man". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Bob Brookmeyer/Lalo SchifrinTrombone Jazz Samba/Samba Para Dos ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Pure genius throughout – two great albums on a single CD! Trombone Jazz Samba is an overlooked gem from Bob Brookmeyer – and a set that fits in strongly with the other Verve Records bossa nova albums of the 60s! Bob's the center star on valve trombone, but the record's awash in work from other great Verve talents too – a tight small group that features Gary McFarland on vibes, Jim Hall and Jimmy Raney on guitars, and Willie Bobo on drums – alongside some added percussion that really helps keep the bossa spirit strong! Tunes have that spare, soulful crackle that you'd find in the Stan Getz bossa sessions for Verve – except that trombone is the lead solo instrument here – and titles include "A Felicidade", "Col Bogey Bossa Nova", "Blues Bossa Nova", "Qual E O Po", "Chara Tu Tristeza", and "Samba De Orfeu". Samba Para Dos is a great lost groover on Verve – recorded during the heyday of the label's bossa years with Stan Getz! The record features Bob Brookmeyer fronting a large group arranged and conducted by Lalo Schifrin – soloing over the top, while Lalo comes up with sparkling bossa-tinged grooves that are in the spirit of his best soundtrack work of the mid 60s. Brookmeyer's playing is great too – very different than his sparer, modernist work on other records – and very much in the tradition of Brazilian trombone players who were a key force in bossa jazz at the time. The set includes one long original, "Samba Para Dos", plus shorter standards like "My Funny Valentine", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "I Get A Kick Out Of You" – all taken in great jazzy bossa versions! CD

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✨✧ Bill CosbyBill Cosby Presents Badfoot Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band (Sussex) ... LP
Sussex, 1972. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A great album of funky grooves put together by Bill Cosby, and featuring some of his funky friends from LA, like Stu Gardner, Gildo Mahones, Mel Brown, Willie Bobo, Monk Montgomery, and Paul Humphrey! The set's not to be confused with the similarly titled album on Uni – but is equally great – and it features 3 looooong funky tracks – "Abuse", "The Blues", and "Bunions" – all with a lot of silliness, plus two shorter ones, including "I Love You Camille", written for his wife to stop her getting mad at all of his philandering! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, an index label and a bit of pen on front, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenLatin Bit (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
A wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot like those used in some of the better Cal Tjader albums of the time. Willie Bobo's in the group on drums, and the only other accompaniment is piano, bass, and percussion – letting Grant run out nice and long on his solos, on a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn". CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts, not on the original album – "Grenada", "Blues For Juanita", and "Hey There". CD

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Herbie HancockInventions & Dimensions ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A really unique little record from Herbie Hancock – one that's almost completely improvised over Latin percussion! The setup is quite spare – and quite different than Herbie's other Blue Note work – and the group features improvised backgrounds by bassist Paul Chambers and 2 Latin percussionists, Willie Bobo and Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez. Herbie only wrote simple sketches for the songs on the album, and most of the work on the tracks was done live, spontaneously, in the studio – creating a very free groove that never goes too far out, but which is far more adventurous than usual. All tracks are long, and titles include "Succotash", "Triangle", and "Mimosa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tito PuenteComplete 78s Vol 3 – The Classic Tico 78 RPM Recordings ... CD
Tico/Fania, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A treasure trove of lost Latin from the 50s – early 78s from Tito Puente, and really amazing stuff all the way through! Even at this early point, Tito was clearly ahead of the pack – hitting hard with rhythms that are fresh and modern, and really pushing Latin music into some jazzy new territory for the 50s – with help from key players who include Charlie Palmieri on piano, and Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo on percussion. Gilberto Monroig sings on about half the tracks on the set, leaving the other batch as smoking Latin jazz instrumentals that are even more hard-burning than Tito's 50s work for RCA. Titles include "Cool Mambo", "George Woods Mambo", "Mambo With Me", "Bananas", "I Love You Baby", "Oigan Mi Cha Cha Cha", "Mambo Lenko", "Adela", "Ran Kan Kan", "Happy Heart", "The Silver Star", "Mambo Rama", "Tropicana", "Caravan Mambo", "The Carioca", and "1626 Madison Avenue". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ike QuebecSoul Samba (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
One of the few Blue Note albums with a bossa groove – and a great one too! The record features soulful tenor star Ike Quebec blowing in front of Brazilian-styled rhythms laid out by a combo that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a duo of Latin percussionists! Willie Bobo plays drums on the session, and the cuts have a short groovy feel, with a sax-heavy lead, in a similar style to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – but much more soulful overall, and with a nicely rougher feel on the rhythms. Really great stuff, and with titles that include "Loie", "Goin Home", "Favela", "Blue Samba", and "Shu Shu". CD also features 3 bonus alternate takes – of "Loie", "Shu Shu", and "Favela". CD

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Terry ReidRiver ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $49.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the oft-overlooked Terry Reid – a man who turned down an initial offer to be the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, but went on to record some great albums on his own! The album was Terry's first away from producer Mickie Most – and it's got a much more American vibe than previous efforts – with some nice rootsy touches on guitars (including steel and slide) from the great David Lindley, which really work perfectly with Reid's compellingly raspy vocals – and some slightly funky elements on the bass and drums! Willie Bobo makes a surprising appearance on the title cut "River" – which almost has a Chicano rock groove at times – and other titles include "Dean", "Avenue", "Things To Try", "Live Life", "Dream" and "Milestone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gabor SzaboGypsy 66/Spellbinder ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $9.99
Two very groovy records – back to back on a single CD! Gypsy 66 is one of Gabor Szabo's best records – a hip small combo session, featuring backup by Gary McFarland, Sadao Watanabe, Richard Davis, and Willie Rodriguez – an odd kind of lineup, but one that goes well with the offbeat grooves of the set! The overall sound has lots of touches of the McFarland Latinized rhythms of the time – but also stretches out with some of those great snakey guitar solos from Szabo – not nearly as extended or trippy here on other albums of the time, but in a really great way that makes for some tight, hip, mod little tracks! The set's one of Gabor's best from the 60s – and titles include "Flea Market", "Walk On By", "Gypsy Jam", "Gypsy '66", and "The Echo Of Love". The whole thing's kind of a compressed take on the sound of Gabor's Spellbinder album – if you know that one! Spellbinder is breezy brilliance from the legendary Gabor Szabo – and one of the grooviest albums the Hungarian guitarist recorded during the 60s! The set's almost a tightening up of the style that Szabo first brought to prominence in his work with Chico Hamilton – a sound that's got roots in gypsy guitar, but which is also influenced by modern, Latin, and soulful styles of the 60s. There's an airiness to Gabor's guitar that's almost trippy – but which never goes too far out on the set, and really keeps a focus on the backings laid down by the album's highly rhythmic combo of Chico Hamilton, Ron Carter, Victor Pantoja, and Willie Bobo. Szabo makes a surprisingly great vocal appearance on 2 tracks – "Bang Bang" and "Autumn Leaves" – both sung in this weirdly dark style that's a great contrast to the lightness of his work on guitar. Other titles include Gabor's hit "Spellbinder", plus "Gypsy Queen", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Yearning", and "Cheetah". CD

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Clark TerryMumbles ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. Used ... $11.99
A surprisingly great little record from Clark Terry – filled with warmth, humor, and some really great grooves! The core of the album is the track "Mumbles", one that's based around Terry kind of slurring a scat vocal to a jazzy 60s groove. The track was a minor hit at the time, and Mainstream recorded a whole album around it – using the arranging talents of Joe Cain, who runs through a lot of elements that really make the set cook – from Latin percussion, to Hammond organ grooving, electric guitar, and an overall sound that's got a hip Verve Records feel. Players include Vinnie Bell on guitar, Willie Bobo on percussion, Grady Tate on drums, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – and Cain really makes the record groove in ways that we've never heard on another Terry session. Titles include "Mumbles", "Rum & Mumbles", "Big Spender", "The Mumbler Strikes Again", "El Blues Latino", and "The Cat From Cadiz". CD
(2017 pressing – includes obi.)

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Sarah VaughanViva Vaughan ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Sarah Vaughan's first albums of Latin-tinged tracks – showing the roots of her interest in Brazilian music that would develop even more fully into the 70s. The record features a large group arranged and conducted by Frank Foster – with a host of jazz soloists, plus Latin percussion by the likes of Willie Bobo, Jose Mangual, and Willie Rodriguez. Titles include lively versions of "Jive Samba", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Mr Lucky", "Quiet Nights", and "Moment Of Truth". Tasty stuff – and very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousVerve Unmixed 2 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
The blueprint for a great set of future jazz – 14 original tunes that all got redone in the Verve Remixed 2 set! Verve has done a great job with the set – pulling together some excellent grooves from the 50s and 60s, served up at a price that's almost as cheap as a fancy cup of coffee! The set's stuffed with groovy vocal, Latin, and soul jazz numbers – with titles that include "Mama" by Hugh Masekela, "Manteca" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone, "Do What You Wanna" by Ramsey Lewis, "Brother Where Are You" by Oscar Brown Jr, "Here's That Rainy Day" by Astrud Gilberto, "Naima's Love Song" by Betty Carter, "Fried Neck Bones & Some Home Fries" by Willie Bobo, "Blues For Brother George Jackson" by Archie Shepp, "Soul Sauce" by Cal Tjader, and "Slap That Bass" by Ella Fitzgerald. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dorothy Ashby/Junior ManceFantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby/Live At The Top ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1965/1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two obscure Atlantic jazz albums on one CD! The real winner here is The Fantastic Jazz Harp of Dorothy Ashby – as Dorothy gets a cool breezy sound out of the harp that's unlike any other player we've ever heard on the instrument. This session doesn't have the funky soul sound of her later Cadet albums, but all of her work is great, and the record shines with a tight approach to rhythm – thanks to excellent backing from Richard Davis, Willie Bobo, and Grady Tate. Tracks include "Flighty", "Nabu Corfa", "Dodi Li", and "Essence of Sapphire". The Junior Mance album's a live one, recorded at The Top Of The Gate, with David Newman in the group playing flute and tenor on two tracks. All tunes are done in long versions, and titles include "I Wish I Knew", "Turning Point", and "Before This Time Another Year". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannDo The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann/My Kinda Groove ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1962/1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of Herbie Mann's best Atlantic albums, now on one CD! Do The Bossa Nova is a great album of bossa groovers, recorded by Herbie in Rio during the early days of the bossa boom – and with a sound that's right on the money! The backing's very lively, and the tracks have a tight bossa sound that's quite authentic, and played by Brazilian jazz musicians like Sergio Mendes, Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Luiz Carlos Vinhas. Herbie's flute is livelier than usual, and on a set like this, you can hear why it's no wonder that he's been so respected by Latin and Brazilian players over the years. Titles include "Voce E Eu", "Bossa Velha", "Blues Walk", "One Note Samba", "Amor Em Paz", and "Deve Ser Amor". My Kinda Groove is a nice mid-60s album that also has a good Latin groove (courtesy of Willie Bobo and Patato Valdez), and which features Dave Pike on vibes. Titles on that one include "Vikki", "Spanish Grits", "Soul Guajira", and "Mushi Mushi". 15 cuts in all, and a very groovy set that's some of the best Herbie Mann you'll ever find on CD! CD

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✨✧ Tito PuenteEl Rey Del Timbale (aka Puente In Percussion) ... LP
Tico/Survival Research (Australia), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Essential grooves from Tito Puente – a really unique record for the time, and a set that's only grown in power over the years! The album's an all-percussion jam from Puente – one that strips away most other instrumentation, to focus just on heavy drum work from Puente and a core group of players that includes Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, and Patato Valdes! There's only just a bit of bass – played by Robert Rodriguez – to focus the energy of the percussion, and the timbales, congas, and bongos offer up both melodic lines and rhythmic grooves – a groundbreaking sound, recorded brilliantly back in the 50s! The album's got a killer stripped-down feel that you rarely get on other Tito Puente records – and tracks include "Tito on Timbales", "Swinging Mambo", "Congo Beat", "Sticks On Bongo", "Tito & Mongo On Timbales", "Four Beat Mambo", and "The Big Four". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ike QuebecSoul Samba (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few Blue Note albums with a bossa groove – and a great one too! The record features soulful tenor star Ike Quebec blowing in front of Brazilian-styled rhythms laid out by a combo that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a duo of Latin percussionists! Willie Bobo plays drums on the session, and the cuts have a short groovy feel, with a sax-heavy lead, in a similar style to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – but much more soulful overall, and with a nicely rougher feel on the rhythms. Really great stuff, and with titles that include "Loie", "Goin Home", "Favela", "Blue Samba", and "Shu Shu". Features 3 bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)
Also available Soul Samba (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Cal TjaderLatino Con Cal Tjader (Demasiado Calient/Cal Tjader Latino) ... CD
Fantasy, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set that features 2 Latin dates by vibist Cal Tjader! First up is Demasiado Caliente – one of Cal's lesser-known Latin sessions from his Fantasy Records years – a nice little cooker with some great arrangements from Eddie Cano, who also plays piano on the set! The album features two different groups – one a more familiar Tjader quartet with Lonnie Hewitt on piano and Jose Lozano on flute – the other a slightly larger group led by Cano, featuring Eddie on pian, Modesto Briseno on flute and alto, and Tony Terran on trumpet. Tracks are shortish, but plenty darn great – and Cal's vibes get some great company from the piano and horn players on the date. Percussion is by Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo – and titles include "Para Ti", "Mamblues", "Cal's Pals", "Tumbao", "Bludan", "Manila", and "Chispita". Cal Tjader Latino is tremendous Latin work from Cal – a set that has tracks that are a bit longer than usual, with grooves that really open up nicely and point the way towards the sound of his years at Verve Records! The players shift somewhat throughout the set, but are all pretty great – and they include Paul Horn and Rolando Lozano on flute, Jose Chombo Silva on tenor, and either Vince Guaraldi and Lonnie Hewitt on piano – plus heavy percussion from Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo. Titles include a really cooking take on "Afro Blue" – billed here to Mongo Santamaria as the author in the cut's pre-Coltrane fame – plus "Night In Tunisia", "Mambo Terrifico", "Rezo", and "Cuban Fantasy". CD

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✨✧ VariousDiggin On Blue – Mixed By DJ Krush & Muro ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two legendary Japanese DJs take on the Blue Note catalog – and come up with some amazing results in the process! Both DJ Krush and Muro serve up a non-stop mix in this collection – one each per disc – and the music is really transformed by their magical talents on the decks, at a level that takes us back to the sorts of cool projects that Japanese Blue Note was handling at the start of the century – when they were really inviting some younger talents to breathe new life into their catalog! Neither Muro nor Krush are spring chickens, but they definitely give a strong 21st Century vibe to this music – really expanding on a range of tracks that are mostly pulled from the late 60s/early 70s run of Blue Note. Krush mixes tunes that include "Feeling You Feeling Me Too" by Gene Harris, "Before You Leave" by Alphonse Mouzon, "I'm On My Way" by Candido, "Oblighetto" by Jack McDuff, "Move Your Hand" by Lonnie Smith, "Blue Juice" by Jimmy McGriff, "Mestizo Eyes" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Little Green Apples" by Monk Higgins, and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" by Lou Donaldson – and Muro mixes up tunes that include "Acid Pot Or Pills" by Horace Silver, "Classic Funke" by Jack McDuff, "New York Times" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Trying Hard To Look Inside" by Waters, "Cristo Redentor (part 2)" by Gene Harris, "Down Here On The Ground" by Grant Green, "Summer Song" by Ronnie Foster, "Alias" by Jeremy Steig, "Pot Belly" by Lou Donaldson, "Time After Time" by Willie Bobo, and "Mercy Mercy Me" by Reuben Wilson. CD

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✨✧ Dorothy AshbyFantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby ... CD
Atlantic/Spellbound (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"Fantastic" is right – because Dorothy Ashby is one of the coolest, grooviest people to ever lay her fingers on a harp – and just about one of the few who've ever found a way to use the instrument in a jazz-based setting! This mid 60s date is a pivotal one for Ashby – as it has her opening up with some groovier touches than on her previous jazz records for Savoy and Prestige – a bit more of the sound that would showcase more strongly on her Chess/Cadet albums, given a nice sort of Atlantic sense of soul here! Players here are very hip – and include Richard Davis on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Willie Bobo on percussion – plus an expanded trombone section on a few titles too. Tracks include "Flighty", "Nabu Corfa", "Dodi Li", "Invitation", "I Will Follow You", "House Of The Rising Sun", and "Essence of Sapphire". CD

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✨✧ Terry ReidOther Side Of The River ... CD
Warner/Future Days, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title's a great one – as the set's kind of a companion to Terry Reid's legendary River album – pulled together from tapes recorded around the same time as that session – and featuring six completely new tunes, and five very different alternates of songs on the previous record! The material is wonderful – that genre-bending style that made Reid one of the real underground heroes of his time – a mode steeped in the British love of blues in the 60s, but set loose on a whole range of rootsier styles and more personal modes here – and even given a very special Brazilian influence on one unusual track done in collaboration with Gilberto Gil! Willie Bobo plays percussion on a few tracks, too – and these titles have never been issued at all – just rumored about for years, and finally discovered in the Warner Brothers vault. Titles include "Country Brazilian Funk", "Let's Go Down", "Avenue", "Things To Try", "Sabyla", "Anyway", "Celtic Melody", "Late Nite Idea", "Listen With Eyes", and "River". CD

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyAutobiography ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from Nat Adderley – filled with short soulful groovers, and done with an upbeat vibe that rivals some of Cannonball's best of the 60s! Joe Zawinul handled the arrangements, so there's definitely a strong influence here from the Cannon group – and although the players shift a bit throughout the course of the set, there's a really unified feel – thanks to a top-shelf lineup that includes Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, Ernie Royal on trumpet, Benny Powell on bass trombone, and Willie Bobo on percussion! The set features all original material by Nat – with older gems and new favorites that include "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Never Say Yes, "Jive Samba", "Stony Island", "Junkanoo", and "Work Song". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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