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✨✧ VariousRare Chicago R&B Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Lake, Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
25 tracks from Lou Mac, Rudy Green & Orchestra, Eddy Ward & his band, Leon Tarver, Schoolboy Porter & his School Boys, Stomp Gordon & his orchestra, Rudy Green, Danny Overbea with King Kolax & orchestra & more. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ Savannah ChurchillQueen Of R&B ... CD
Dipper (Italy), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
27 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassSignificant Singles – The R&B Chart Hits & Flips 1977 to 1984 ... CD
West Side (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a spot of peeled paper.)

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 2 – 1965 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $48.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. This volume features a whopping 50 tracks – with titles that include "King Of Love" by The Admirals, "Let Our Love Go On" by Music City Soul Brothers, "More Of The Jerk" by Bobby Harris, "Free For All" by The Barracudas, "Can't See You When I Want To" by David Porter, "Sweet Thing" by Gorgeous George, "Peepin" by Solomon Burke, "Ad For Love" by Lee Jackson, "The Record" by Ben E King, "Give You What I Got" by Wendy Rene, "Thank You John" by Willie Tee, "My Lover" by Barbara & The Browns, "It's Just A Matter Of Time" by Merle Spears, "Fancy Free" by Mary Wells, "You Make A Strong Girl Weak" by The Premiers, "Don't Stop Now" by William Bell, "Let's Go Get Stoned" by The Coasters, "Thank You For Helping Me See The Light" by Ted Taylor, "Just One More Day" by Otis Redding, "Do The Duck" by The Autographs, "Boss" by King Curtis, "Try Me Again" by Ted Taylor, "Every Night I See Your Face" by The Music City Soul Brothers, "I Don't Want Trouble" by Barbara & The Browns, "Keep Your Mouth Shut" by Lee Jackson, "It's Nice To Know You" by Rosetta Johnson, and "Dedicated To You" by Willie Tee. CD

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 1 – 1964/1965 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $48.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. First volume features 50 great tracks that include "Baby Girl (part 1)" by Titus Turner, "Please Don't Leave Me" by The Drapels, "That's The Way That It Goes" by Bobby Marchan, "Mary Lou You Can Do The Bumble Bee" by Deanie Parker, "Gotta Find A Way" by Theresa Lindsay, "One More Chance" by Doris Troy, "Daddy Woo Woo" by The Vibrations, "Slumber Party" by The Van Dells, "Someday We're Gonna Love Again" by Barbara Lewis, "Reconsider Baby" by Al King, "Shake Up" by The Cobras, "Uh Oh I'm In Love Again" by Eddie Jefferson, "That's When It Hurts" by Ben E King, "Don't Make Something Out Of Nothing" by William Bell, "You Never Know How Much I Love You" by Oscar Mack, "Closer To My Baby" by Dorothy Williams, "The Last Girl" by The Isley Brothers, "Don't Leave Me" by The Crume Brothers, "Bashful Guitar" by Johnny Jenkins, "Take The Boy Out Of The Country" by Linda Jones, "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" by Tami Lynn, "Wild One" by The Coasters, "Yes I Do" by Solomon Burke, "Something In My Eye" by Music City Soul Brothers, "Young Man" by The Drapels, "Watchdog" by Dorothy Williams, "Romance In The Dark" by Jimmy Ricks, "Please Be Honest With Me" by Barbara & The Browns, "I'm Taking Back My Love" by Linda Jones, "Young & Foolish" by Wendy Rene, "My Girl Sloopy" by The Vibrations, "I Want To Get Married" by Rufus Thomas, "I Left There Running Because Walking Was Much Too Slow" by Chuck Bradford, and "Big Party" by Barbara & The Browns. CD

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VariousDynamite R&B Duos Vol 4 ... CD
Official, 1960s. Used ... $7.99
Includes music from Ben & Bea, Lois & Louis, Ruth & Al, Bob & Earl, Gene & Wendell, Billy & Mickey, Gene & Billy, Marvin & Johnny, Delmar & Sydney, Billy & Rickey & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousR&B Dynamite Vol 2 – A Wild & Savage Collection Of Black Rock N' Roll & R&B ... CD
1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Screamin' Joe Neal, Don & Dewey, Roy Montrell, Bunker Hill, Betty James, Freddy Robinson, Ike Turner, the Titans, the Ring A Dings, Big Maybelle, Young Jesse & more. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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VariousLegendary Leads of R&B Vol 1 – Crossover Sounds 1960-1964 ... CD
Popcorn, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
An unusual title, but a great little set – one that focuses on standout lead singers in the vocal group years of early soul – often tunes cut under the name of a single artist, but which feature strong harmonies in support of the lead! Given that the package was done by the "Popcorn" scene overseas, there's a style here that's nicely at the crossroads of soul, R&B, and pop – a mode that's got strong vocals in the lead, but which often sweetens the tunes with a bit of larger arrangements – in a way that never dampens the soul of the tunes, and which seems to point the way towards more complicated arrangements in years to come. 24 tracks in all – including "Living Dream" by Lenny Miles, "Rope Of Sand" by Cornell Gunter, "Mr Fix It" by Jimmy Jones, "Fly By Night" by Varetta Dillard, "Until" by Billy Barnes, "I Want To Be Near You" by Johnny Woodson, "Unchained Melody" by Tony Middleton, "Second Best" by Tony Williams, "To Belong" by Jimmy Breedlove, and "Jealous Heart" by Pookie Hudson. CD
(Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players. Out of print.)

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VariousR&B Groups Go Latin ... CD
Relic, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
Features music from the Jesters, the Don Juans, the Velours, the Channels, the Turbans & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJubilee & Josie R&B Vocal Groups Vol 5 ... CD
Sequel (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Includes tracks by The Ovations, The Chaperones, The Orioles, The Emeralds, The Passions, and The Bob Knight Four. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNew Breed R&B – Soulful 60s Blues For Today's Dancers ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Not the usual old school R&B – but a sweet batch of cuts from a time when the music was taking on a new style in the soul generation – as older artists and younger singers moved gritty vocals into a range of great new grooves – much of which were a real precursor to the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Years later, we'd probably call these cuts deep soul – although the grooves are more upbeat than the usual numbers of that style, and often romp around in ways that have stronger ties to funk or boogaloo soul – with mighty strong vocals that really sock a heavy punch. The set features 24 great cuts in all – many from the Modern and Kent Records labels of the mid 60s – with titles that include "The New Breed" by Jimmy Holiday, "Let Your Hair Down" by Arthur Adams, "Find Another Woman" by Willie Headen, "Move A Little Closer" by Mary Love, "Take Off Your Shoes" by Booker T Averhart & The Mustangs, "Stuffed Peppers (aka Humpin)" by Frank Armstrong, "New Figure" by King Solomon, "Tired Of Walkin" by Little Joe Hinton, and "I've Been Hurt So Many Times" by Larry Davis. CD

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VariousJubilee & Josie R&B Vocal Groups Vol 3 ... CD
Sequel (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Includes tracks by The Limelighters, The Majors, The Cadillacs, The Cookies, The King Toppers, The Angelettes, The Bluenotes, and The Emanons. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRare Windy City – R&B Vocal Groups Vol 2 ... CD
1950s. Used ... $7.99
Includes tracks by The Moroccos, The Answers, The Five C's, The Palms, The Sheppards, and The Pastels. CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy Eckstine/Joe Turner/Johnny OtisSavoy Jazz R&B Reflections Completer Disc ... CD
Savoy, 1950/1951. Used ... $3.99
Completes the Following Discs – SV-0264 Billy Eckstine, SV-0265 Big Joe Turner, and SV-0266 Johnny Otis. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousR&B Dynamite Vol 1 – A Wild & Savage Collection Of Black Rock N' Roll & R&B ... CD
1950s/1960s. Used ... $7.99
Featuring Bunker Hill, Varetta Dillard, Tony Harris, Don & Dewey, Roy Gaines, Dee Clarke, Ba Ba Thomas, Eddie Clearwater, Paul Griffen, Bobby Jackson, Etta James & more. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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VariousModernism – 24 Tracks Of Hip-shaking Club Soul & Vintage R&B ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
Not the modernism of high art or experimental literature – and instead the upbeat, totally groovy sound of British mods in the 60s – served up here in a wicked batch of American soul tracks from the time! The style here is a bit Northern Soul, but also has a bit more of the blues and R&B elements that inspired some of the Brit rock acts of the time – but served up here by the originators from our side of the Atlantic, and with the kind of attention to special tracks and rare singles that we've come to expect from the great folks at Kent Records! This is more than just a rehash of older hits or overplayed numbers – and instead, the carefully-chosen set list really gets right to the heart of the matter – and backs up its musical magic with a great set of notes, photos, and label scans. Titles include "Ain't That Soul" by Teddy Reynolds, "Do It" by Pat Powdrill, "Crossroads In Your Heart" by The Shirelles, "Beg Me" by Chuck Jackson, "Cinderella Jones" by Sammy Jones, "We Gonna Rub (part 1)" by Joe Johnson, "Night Beat" by Kenny Smith & The Lovelighters, "Magic Potion" by Lou Johnson, "The Life Of The Party" by Joan Moody, "The Phillie" by The M&Ms & The Peanuts, "Private Eye" by Wallace Johnson, "Listen To Me Baby" by Ralph Ventsha & Red Julian Quartet, and "When One Of Them Won't" by The Turn Arounds. CD

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VariousNight Comes Down – 60s British Mod, R&B, Freakbeat, & Swinging London Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
The British mod scene of the 60s was drinking up a very heady brew of American jazz, soul, and R&B – then doing a great job of turning it into their own sort of music, as you'll hear on this set! Most of the numbers here are English, but could easily go head-to-head with the most romping tunes on American jukeboxes at the time – particularly the soulful sort of grooves that were flowing out of northern cities like Detroit, Chicago, and New York! Yet there's also something special going on here, too – as the groups aren't just slavishly soulful, but also taking some chances, too – really starting to open up their sound, but not at the level from the more progressive years – just finding the right sort of inspiration, then getting confident enough to give things their own spin. The set list is amazing – very much on a par with the other superb 3CD collections of this nature from RPM – and titles include "Work Song" by James Royal, "Night Comes Down" by Mickey Finn, "What's Her Name" by Guy Darnell, "My Love" by Ronnie Jones, "Taboo Man" by Alexis Kroner, "Mama" by Litz Roza, "Don't That Beat Them All" by Just Five, "Fire In The City" by The Deviants, "Violin Shop" by The Alan Bown, "Elevator" by Grapefruit, "Peacock Dress" by Sun Dragon, "The Eagle Flies On Friday" by The Exceptions, "Girl On A Motorcycle" by British Lion Orchestra, and lots lots more! 87 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousHi Times – The Hi Records R&B Years (3 CD boxset) ... CD
Hi Records/Right Stuff, 1960s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, please note that the booklet is missing from this set.)

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✨✧ VariousJiving On Central Ave Vol 2 – Postwar R&B In Los Angeles ... CD
Blaze, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
23 tracks from Peppy Prince, the Jake Porter Combo, Al Stomp Russell Trio, Herb Fisher, Geechie Smith, Ramp Davis, Anna Mae Winburn & her Sweethearts, Ollie Jackson & his band, Lil Greenwood, Jimmy Grissom & more. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ VariousSwingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol 1 & 2 – Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78s ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the kind of record you might expect – neither a porno session, or a collection of work by artists named Richard – and instead, a sweet stack of rare tracks originally issued on 78rpm shellac – working together here in jiving jazzy brilliance! The work here is from the swing generation and beyond – with a strong focus on the sorts of sounds that would set the tone for the jump jive and R&B generation – including some especially nice vocal tracks! CD features 20 tracks in all – and titles include "Jam Man" by Slim Gaillard, "The Minor Drag" by Fats Waller, "I Got Rhythm" by Horace Henderson, "Old Joe's Hittin The Jug" by Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Orchestra, "Caledonia" by Woody Herman, "Voodoo Woman Blues" by Jay McShann, "The Little Goose" by Rex Stewart's Big Eight, "Ball Of Fire" by Gene Krupa, "Bunch Of Rhythm" by Horace Henderson, "Root Hog Or Die" by The Harlem Hamfats, "Rip Up The Joint" by Sidney Bechet, "Jive" by Cab Calloway, "All The Cats Join In" by Roy Eldridge, "Raid The Joint" by Erskine Hawkins, "Harlem Rhumbain" by Hot Lips Page, and "Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back" by Lucky Millinder. CD
 
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CoastersCharlie Brown ... CD
Mr R&B, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee DorseyCan You Hear Me? ... CD
Charly R&B (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonFunk Anthology – Best Of The Funk Years From The Original Gangster Of Love (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
Shout, Late 70s/Early 80s/1994. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A double-length collection of genius from Johnny Guitar Watson – one that focuses mostly on his key revival tunes of the mid and late 70s, and which also features some unreleased tracks! By the time of this work, Watson had already been bumping around the west coast R&B scene for nearly 20 years – recording in a range of styles that included blues, soul, and even a bit of jazz at times. Yet in the mid 70s, something really snapped – and Watson found that lean, clean style that would forever put him at the top of the funky pack – an approach that mixed together the blues of his roots with a compressed approach to guitar that was possibly inspired by younger players of the time, and which was crafted onto a homegrown groove that set the tone for a lot of other funk to come. CD features work from Watson's post Fantasy albums of the late 70s and early 80s – plus a few from the 1994 Bow Wow album – with a total of 31 tracks that includes the unreleased numbers "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Before I Let You Go", "Don't Be What UC", "Baby's In Love With The Radio", "Feel The Spirit Of My Guitar", and "ET" – plus "Ain't That A Bitch", "Superman Lover", "I Need It", "Real Mother For Ya", "I Want To Ta Ta You Baby", "Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty", "It's All About The Dollar Bill", "Gangster Of Love", "Telephone Bill", "Love Jones", and "Cop & Blow". CD

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✨✧ Wendell HarrisonEighth House – Riding With Pluto ... CD
Entropy Stereo, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Recent work by reed player Wendell Harrison – one of the mainstays of the Detroit-based Tribe Records scene of the 70s, holding his own here in a spare set of duets with percussionist Jumma Santos. After the tinnier and R&B oriented sounds of Harrison's 80s work, the album's a nice return to more adventurous playing – filled with original compositions that include "The Calling", "New Spaces & Faces", "Dirge For Harold McKinney", "The Soul Of Ossalee", "The One In All Spirit", and "Moods In Blue & Red". CD

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✨✧ Dianne ReevesDianne Reeves ... CD
Blue Note, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing moment for singer Dianne Reeves – the first in a long line of excellent records for the Blue Note label – and a wonderfully tight blend of jazz and soul, put together at a level that instantly pushed Reeves into the territory of previous giants like Phyllis Hyman and Marlena Shaw! Like both of those singers, Dianne's got roots in jazz, but also pushes towards more of an R&B vibe at times – but never in a way that's commercially aimed at the charts, especially in comparison to some of her contemporaries. There's a really rich feel to the whole album – thanks to help from George Duke, who produced and played keyboards – alongside other musicians like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Titles include "Chan's Song (Never Said)", "I'm OK", "Sky Islands", "Harvest Time", "Yesterdays", and "Better Days". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousJukebox Mambo 3 – Afro Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1947 to 1960 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Maybe the rootsiest set so far in this excellent series – and one that almost seems to go back and look a bit at the evolution of the genre! As you probably know from our notes on the previous collections, the term "jukebox mambo" is here used to refer to postwar R&B that's heavy on influences from Latin music – sometimes in the rhythms or percussion, sometimes in other elements as well! About half the tracks here would be right at home on some Ace Records collection of material from labels like King Records, Specialty, or Atlantic – and many have a tripling rhythmic groove that's part New Orleans soul, part romping jazzy percussion. But others seem to borrow maybe a bit more from the Caribbean, too – some of the leaner tracks that echo the coolest styles of the islands, especially in the vocals, percussion, and use of guitar. The choice of cuts is wonderful – a huge array of sounds that you would not expect to come together this beautifully – and titles include "Please Don't Go" by Floyd Dixon, "Alabama Sue" by Roy Gaines, "Mambo Mambo Baby" by Paul Boyers Band, "Calypso Cha Cha For Spooks" by Monogram Caribbean Orchestra, "Bermuda" by Maurice King & His Wolverines, "Mary" by Preacher Stephens With The Foree Wells Combo, "Tough De Times" by The Emperor, "Hurry Back Baby" by Camille Howard, "Caravan" by Chuz Alfred, "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac" by Aggie Dukes, "Double A Mambo" by Linton Garner & His All Stars, "Little Daddy" by Big Bertha, "The Mojo" by Sax Mallard, and "I Ain't Nothing But A Fool" by Christine Kittrell. CD
Also available Jukebox Mambo 3 – Afro Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1947 to 1960 ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonBody & Soul ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... $9.99
Seminal work from one of the hippest jazz singers ever – a session that showed the world that Eddie Jefferson was firmly back in business during the 60s! The set's got a really rollicking feel, and a bit more influence from soul than the bop of Eddie's roots – with elements of gospel and R&B filtering into the mix from time to time, alongside some of the more sophisticated jazz styles we've always loved in Jefferson's vocals. The group features some great tenor work from James Moody – one of Eddie's frequent musical partners – plus Dave Burns on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Bill English on drums. Titles include "Now's The Time", "So What", "Psychedelic Sally", "Filthy McNasty", "Oh Gee", and "See If You Can Git To That" – plus a very cool spoken introduction by Ed Williams! CD

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✨✧ Big MaybelleComplete Okeh Sessions 1952 to 1955 ... CD
Okeh/Sony, Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a motherlode of great work that easily puts her right up there with Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown as one of the great female singers of the 50s. The package features a whopping 26 tracks in all – including many bits that get lost between the tracks in some of the too-sifted collections of her work from the time. Titles include "Maybelle's Blues", "New Kind Of Mambo", "Hair Dressin Women", "My Big Mistake", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "So Good To My Baby", "Gabbin Blues", "You'll Never Know", "The Other Night", and "Such A Cutie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Umoja707 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1988. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
Catchy soul from the South African scene of the 80s – music that's much more different than some of the more world music-oriented exports that were hitting our shores at the time! You might actually be able to play the music of Umoja right next to some of your more familiar American soul of the time – as these guys make really great use of basslines and beats to set things up with a captivating groove at the bottom – almost kind of a post-electro mode, with a bit more polish – yet still nicely different from bigger chart-bound R&B of the period. The sweet Roland keyboard on the cover gets plenty of workout within – and titles include "Money Money (Bananas)", "Take Me High", "Special Night", and "707". CD

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✨✧ VariousAmbience – 63 Nuggets From The Cramps Record Vault – Further Inhalations In The Smog Of Incredibly Strange Music ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Not the kind of easygoing sounds you'd usually expect from a record with the word "ambience" in the title – as these tracks are plenty raw, mighty greasy, and very much in the best spirit of the kind of sounds we're used to hearing on any collection that bears the name of The Cramps! As with that group's own music, the styles here are pulled from the deepest, darkest reaches of the early rock and roll years – not just music in that genre, but also a weird and wonderful collection of instrumentals, soul tracks, R&B singles, and other modes – working together here in an explosive array of music that goes way past any simple expectations you might have of the period! 63 tracks in all – with titles that include "The Dancing Katydids" by The Myrogens, "Rattle Shakin Mama" by Mel McGonnigle, "Choo Choo" by The Cables, "Rigor Mortis" by The Gravestone Four, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Ron Feuer, "Intoxica" by The Revels, "My Hot Mama" by The Sabres, "Shame On You Miss Lindy" by Benn Joe Zeppa, "I Was A Teenage Creature" by Lord Lutehr, "House Party" by The Party Rockers, "Deep River Blues" by Gene Maltais, "Rumble Rock" by Kip Tyler, "I'm Packin" by Belly Devroe & The Devilaires, and "Move Alone" by Johnny & The Baa Baas. CD

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✨✧ VariousGhoul's Night Out Vol 1 – Killer Halloween Rockers For Your Thrilling Pleasure ... CD
Simpletone, 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99
Groovy and ghoulish groovers from the deeper, weirder novelty scene of the 60s – post rockabilly numbers about monsters, bug eyed R&B about the the boogie man, surf pop with schlockly Transylvanian narrators and more! It's really fun stuff, much of it probably made in the wake of the "Monster Mash" craze, and likely played by stellar session musicians under pseudonyms – but whatever the origin, it's bizarro and wildly fun stuff like they just don't make in today's music rackets! Includes "The Cave" by Gary Spider Webb, "The Mechanical Man" by Bent Bolt And The Nuts, "Summertime" by The Thunderbirds, "Werewolf" by Carl Bonafede, "The Monster" by Bobby Please And The Pleasers, "Vampire's Ball" by Mann Drake, "The Thing (Part 1)" by Curtis And The Creepers and more. CD
Also available Ghoul's Night Out Vol 1 – Killer Halloween Rockers For Your Thrilling Pleasure ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ VariousMagnificent – 62 Classics From The Cramps' Insane Collection – Long Gone In The World Of Incredibly Strange Music ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
They're not lying about the title of this one – as the set is both "magnificent", and "insane" – an incredible array of offbeat singles from a time when it seemed like just about everybody and their pop had a small record label – and were able to turn out some really mad music that still defies description or categorization all these many years later! Given the Cramps' name on the set, there's a definite current of raunch rock here – but the music also opens up into so many different modes – from R&B, to novelty numbers, to hillbilly sounds, space age instrumentals, fuzz guitar jams, and lots lots more! The whole thing is every bit as wonderful as the previous versions in the series – and titles include "Bila" by Versatones, "The Blob" by The Five Blobs, "Oo Ee" by Ric Cartey, "Little Girl" by John & Jackie, "Wait Up Baby" by The Duals "You're Gone Baby" by Jimmy Lloyd, "Ghost Train" by The Electro-Tones, "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry, "Real Wild Child" by Ivan, "The UT" by The Sparkles, "The Heel" by Kay Martin, "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts, "Hold It" by Buddy Starr & The Starliners, "Teen Twist" by Buddy Miller, and "The Chase (part 2)" by The Camelots. CD

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesBook Of The Blues Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Rhino, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the "blues" in the title – because the set's as much a soul jazz cooker as any of Groove's classic records for Prestige! The format's a bit different than usual – in that Groove solos on Hammond over large arrangements by Onzy Matthews – in a sweet organ/big band mode that's got plenty of bounce! The tunes are mostly from R&B sources, but done here with a groovy 60s approach – and titles include "Organ Grinder", "Mean Old Frisco Blues", "Your Red Wagon", "In The Dark", and "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clea BradfordNow ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About December 6, 2017
On earlier recordings, Clea was much more of a bluesy singer with a strong R&B sound. On this one, arranger Jim Tyler nicely uncovers a sweeter, more sophisticated side to her singing – and sets her voice in some larger arrangements with a very mellow sound. In a way, the overall approach is similar to early 60s work by Sarah Vaughan or Dinah Washington – with a slyly subtle approach that's nicely supported by the singer's rich vocal tradition. Titles include "Little Boy Bad", "I Had A Ball", "All Around The World", "Row, Row, Row", "Hey Look Me Over", and "After You". CD

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✨✧ Slim GaillardVout For Voutoreenees ... CD
Fabulous (UK), 1940s. Used ... $3.99
Classic work from Slim Gaillard – a vocalist so great, he created his own language! Slim worked in late 30s and early 40s LA – in the years before the city's big post-war R&B boom – and in a mode that would clearly pave the way for Charles Moore, Nat King Cole, and countless others in years to come. Slim's best known for his "vout" style of singing – a unique mode that often had him making up new words in the recording sessions – getting carried away with the rhythmic quality of his own tunes, and vocally improvising in a style that was years ahead of its time. The backings on these sides range from small group trio and quartet numbers, to a few larger orchestra tracks – and all are carried off with a lively approach to the work, and a good healthy dose of the Gaillard sense of humor! The set's a great introduction to Slim's classic years, and features a total of 18 tracks that include "Opera In Vout", "Dunkin Bagel", "Central Avenue Boogie", "Ya Ha Ha", "Cement Mixer", "Laguna", "Slim's Jam", "Buck Dance Rhythm", "Harlem Hunch", "Boogin At Berg's", "Vout Oreenee", and "Chicken Rhythm". CD

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✨✧ VariousItty Bitty Treasure Chest Vol 4 ... CD
Regency, Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Hard and heavy 50's R&B stuff from the Detroit-based Fortune label, including cuts by The Del Victors, The Destinations, Gino Parks, The Lapels, and The Starlighters. 26 tracks in all, including "Bad Luck", "Dusty Roads", "Oh My Love", "Yum Yum", and loads more hard to find Detroit dusties. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanUnder Her Spell – Greatest Hits ... CD
Arista, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
Tracks from Phyllis' years at Buddah and Arista – some of her finest work, and most of it an extremely unique blend of smooth jazz and modern R&B, done in a style that many tried to copy over the years. The tracks are produced by the likes of Skip Drinkwater, Mtume, and Chuck Jackson – and titles include "Gonna Make Changes", "You Know How To Love Me", "Under Your Spell", "Somewhere In My Lifetime", "Tonight You & Me", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Your Move, My Heart", and "The Answer Is You". Liner notes by Nelson George, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuff & Gene AmmonsBrother Jack Meets The Boss ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $6.99
A classic early set from Jack McDuff – and a record that's very much in his own hands, despite the presence of Gene Ammons as a co-leader! The group's more of a McDuff one than an Ammons ensemble – and features the great Joe Dukes on drums, Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Harold Vick on tenor, who plays alongside Ammons' guest appearance on 5 of the album's 6 tracks. The tunes are in that Steppin Out mode – a cross between Jack's gutbuckety R&B work of the early Prestige years, and some of his cleaner grooves of the mid 60s – and titles include "Mellow Gravy", "Watch Out", "Strollin", "Buzzin Round", and "Mr Clean". CD
Also available Brother Jack Meets The Boss ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Jack McDuffScreamin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A real killer from Brother Jack McDuff – one of his first truly great albums, and a record that has him breaking from the sleepier R&B organ sound of the 50s – into the leaner, cleaner mode of the 60s! The album's one of the first to have him playing with the incredible drummer Joe Dukes – who gives the grooves plenty of weird twists and turns – that trademark McDuff approach to rhythm that would really set him apart from other organ players. The rest of the group features Leo Wright on alto sax and Kenny Burrell on guitar – both great players here, and not always heard with Jack. Titles include an early take on "Soulful Drums", plus the cuts "After Hours", "Screamin", and "He's A Real Gone Guy". CD

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons Story – The 78 Era ... CD
Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
An excellent overview of Ammons' early years at Prestige – back when he was recording mostly 78s for the label, and king of the jukebox scene! The sides vary between bop, swing, and a bit of rougher R&B styled tunes – and players include Sonny Stitt, Duke Jordan, Benny Green, Bill Massey, Matthew Gee, and Junior Mance. The feel of the material is similar to Ammons' sides for Chess at the time, but a bit tighter overall – and the set includes 30 tracks in all. Titles include "Back In Your Own Backyard", "Easy Glide", "Walkin", "Chabootie", "Bye Bye", "Archie", "Ammons Boogie", "Jug", "Wow", "Blue & Sentimental", "When I Dream Of You", "A Lover Is Blue", and "Sock". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAtlantic Rock & Roll (Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters/Ruth Brown/Joe Turner/Ray Charles/Lavern Baker/Ivory Joe Hunter) (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s. New Copy 6CD ... $27.99 29.99
Don't think "rock & roll" – think R&B, or early soul – as the collection here brings together the kind of music that really helped put Atlantic Records on the map during the 50s! The set features six full albums that were originally designed as a way for the label to remind folks that the new rock sounds of the late 50s actually had their roots in the black music that the company did better than just about anyone else – kind of a genius marketing move, and a way to introduce a classic range of R&B singles to the growing album for a full length record. All these many decades later, the six albums in the Rock & Roll series from Atlantic have gone onto become classics – and all of them are presented here on CD, with original cover art, in one very nicely-priced package! You'll get six full albums that include amazing early harmonies from The Drifters plus solo work by Clyde McPhatter too, raw female soul from the amazing Ruth Brown, romping bluesy grooves from Joe Turner, some of the best work that Ray Charles ever recorded, the roots of country soul from Ivory Joe Hunter, and cool classy sounds from the great Lavern Baker. Over 70 tracks in all – and a great deal at this price! CD

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Ernie AndrewsThis Is Ernie Andrews ... CD
Dot, 1964. Used ... $6.99
One of the few rare recordings by west coast vocalist Ernie Andrews – a great little singer with an extremely soulful sound! Ernie's got a feel here that's quite a bit like that of his contemporary Lou Rawls during his Capitol years – a mix of jazz and soul with traces of earlier R&B – all served up in a 60s mode that has plenty of tight rhythms, and a jaunty moddish style overall. Half the album features larger backings from Ernie Freeman, and a few other numbers have Ernie singing alongside quartet backing from organist Tyrone Parsons. The mix of modes really comes off well – fleshing out the album with a lot of character, and making for one of Andrews' most interesting records ever. Titles include "I Will Take You Home Again Kathleen", "My Heart Laid Down & Died", "On A Clear Day", "Human", "The Oldest Story In The World", "Parker's Mood", and "Why". CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)
 
 
 



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