Hall Concert Jazz Band and Choir - Here & Now SOLD
Obscure almost unknown private press out of West Hartford, CT released in 1977.
Surprising High School jazz funk lp containing some amazing tracks, check "Nice 'N Juicy" and "Ahunk Ahunk" with killer analog synth and harmonica solos, Fender Rhodes, solid horn and funky rhythm section!!!
This copy is in Excellent shape, the record has just some superficial marks, it plays excellent, the cover is NM, still in shrink.
Freddy Cole - The Cole Nobody Knows SOLD
First Shot Records
Original US 1st press released in 1976 in Atlanta.
Scarce soul jazz lp by Freddy Cole, he plays piano, electric piano featuring Ed Edwards on bass, Paul Avery on drums and Buddy Cooner on guitar.
By far his best album including the sublime version of "Brother Where Are you" comped by jazzman, a real winner, check also the deep vocal soul jazz track, " Correct Me If I'm Wrong". This lp was also reissued by Sonorama.
This copy is in NM condition, just some superficial paper marks, very clean and shiny, it plays excellent!!! The cover shows a light ring wear on the front cover and a minor wear of the corners and edges,
Ivan boogaloo Jones - Sweetback SOLD
Classic rare goove lp by the legendary Ivan "Boogaloo" Jones!!! This is his last, his best, and his hardest lp to find, released in 1976 on the small label Joka records.
The highlights of this album are the well known "Confusion", "Sweetback" and "you've got it bad, girl". His guitar touch is incredible, the funkiest guitarist from the 70's by far in my opinion.
The record shows some superficial marks but they don't affect the sound and it plays fine. The cover has a light general wear, no seam splits nor tears. I sell the rare original 1st press promo copy.
Tarika Blue - The Blue Path SOLD
Killer jazz funk / fusion lp from 1976 by the east coast based group Tarika Blue led by the pianist Phil Clendeninn. Influenced by Lonnie Smith, the band made two lps and this one is more jazz fusion oriented with a constant intensivity!!! It contains the insane jazz funk track "revelation", the strange jazz fusion track "sunshower", starting with a monster downtempo drama hip hop beat and pursuing with a crazy guitar solo by Ryo Kawasaki. Don't forget the discoid "dowtown sound"!!! Anyway, the whole lp is incredible.... The record shows just one superficial mark that doesn't affect the sound. The record plays perfect! The cover has a light general wear but nothing serious.
Cleveland Eaton & The Kats - Half & Half SOLD
Original 1st press released in 1972.
Brilliant jazz funk lp out of Chicago produced by Cleveland Eaton on his own label, this is his 1st lp, he is helped for this opus by Odell Brown on electric piano and clavinet, John Watson on trombone, Artee Duke Payne Jr on sax and flute... Check the soundclip!
Record has some light marks, plays excellent!!!
Cover has light wear on edges and corners.
Larry Nozero - Time SOLD
Original US press released in 1975.
Scarce Detroit jazz funk / soul jazz lp by Larry Nozero, flute, saxophones and Dennis Tini, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, string ensemble, voice, helped by Ron Brooks on bass, Danny Spencer on drums, George Pardo on congas, Muruga Sharma on percussion, Pat Appleman on cello and a violin quartet. Listen to the highlight for me, "Tune for L.N." with Wah wah Fender Rhodes, overdubbing flute, funky chorus scat, check also the soft scat jazz groove "Baubles, Bangles & Beads" and the melancholic, "Impressions Of My Lady". This lp is very different compared to the Detroit jazz sound, very unique and tasteful, highly recommandedl!!!
This copy looks clean and shiny, no scuff, just some superficial paper marks, you can hear some light background noises when the music isn't loud. The cover has light general wear and a little split on one corner.
Joe Gallardo & Sol - S/T SOLD
Rare and in demand original US press released in 1975 on the famous tex mex label, CGP records. Holy grail latin soul jazz / jazz funk lp including the sublime soul jazz cover of Stevie Wonder, "Bird Of Beauty", the monster latin funk track, "Maranatha", listen also the hard hittin' funky "Squeeze"!!!
The record has just some superficial marks, no scuff, it plays fine!!!
The cover shows two punch holes, light wears on the edges and corners.
Cumulo Nimbus - Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight SOLD
Hard to find and in demand jazz funk fusion lp by Cumulo Nimbus released in 1975 on the famous label, Fable Records.
Heavy jazz funk and free-thinking fusion from the Texas scene of the mid 70s, listen to the highlight track for me, "March of the Goober Woobers" with furious breakbeat and clavinet driven, check also some other brilliant tracks like "Cumulo Nimbus", "Jig" and "Halyards", a magnificent entirety-all killer no filler lp.
This copy is in excellent condition, shiny and clean, just some superficial marks but they don't affect the sound.
The cover shows a light ring wear on the front and back cover, wear on the edges and corners, no seam split.
Scott Cunningham Band - Morning Madness + 3 SOLD
Black Horse Records
Rare original press of this great aor soul jazz 45 ep privatly pressed by a local artist from Baltimore, Scott Cunningham. It contains two amazing tracks including some cool flute solos over soft groove. Check the soundclip!!!
Just some little clicks on the begining of the second track, check the soundclip, otherwise, in great condition.
Nathan Davis - Suite For Dr Martin Luther King, Jr SOLD
Tomorrow International Productions
Original U.S. press released in 1977 of this amazing jazz lp composed by Nathan Davis and released on his own label "Tomorrow International Productions".
Dedicated to Martin Luther King, this album is a mixture of spoken words, modern jazz, spiritual vocal jazz and it contains also 3 monster jazz funk tracks. Listen to "Funk-A-Dilly Molly", "M.L.K." and "Near Business"!!!! Excellent conceptual LP!! Highly recommended!!!
The record shows some light marks and you can hear some light background noises and occasional clicks when the music is not loud. Overall this copy plays fine, check the sound clip. The cover is in EX condition with just some minor wear.
Artie Butler - Feelin' alright / Alice In Wonderland SOLD
Hard to find jazz funk 45 from the famous arranger, Artie Butler. This 7inch was released only in promotional copy!! Rare!!!
Check the soundclip for "Alice in wonderland" including killer acoustic and electric piano solos, drum break, groovy bass and congas. A real winner!!!!! The side B is a cool straight jazz groove cut with funky acoustic piano ,great brass and chorus arrangements.
The record shows some light marks, you can hear some light clicks, no deep scuffs, still a great dj copy. Generic sleeve.
Steam Heat - Austin Funk SOLD
Hard to find and hugely in demand jazz funk lp out of Texas on the famous Fable Records label. This album has never been reissued. This is the original 1st press from 1975 and it contains the amazing "frozen Tundra lady" compiled by russ Dewburry on the Jazz Bizniz vol. 1 but also a lot of other funky tracks like "ghetto tool", "keep your eyes on your merchandise, "funk'n'roll", "radiator", the long groovy jam, "body talk", and the blue eyed soul jazz, "love is not such an easy game to play".
The record shows some light marks and occasionnal light clicks. Check the sounclip to get an idea. The cover has a general wear but no seam split as you can see on the pictures.
Valorie Keys - Listen Here / One Of Them SOLD
Double Shot Records
Wow!!! For me, one of the best soul jazz 45s from the U.S. It contains the killer vocal version of the famous Eddie Harris tune "listen here" with fantastic lyrics, superb chorus, classy boogaloo jazz groove rhythm section, and great flute work, a real winner!!!!!
I found one light mark but it doesn't affect the sound, it plays perfect. Shiny and clean copy!!! Generic sleeve.
The Birds Of Paradise - Bossa Blue Port / Giggle Wiggle SOLD
Original US press of this scarce jazz groove 45.
It contains the superb jazz dancer "Bossa Blue Port" comped on the Jazz Spectrum Vol. 1 and the exotica lounge jazz track, "Gigle Wiggle".
The record is in excellent condition, just some superficial paper marks.
Carl Henry Hall - Summertime / Let Me Down Slowly SOLD
Original U.S. promo copy of this rare and in demand 45 released in 1965.
It contains the heavy soul jazz / r&b version of the Gershwin's classic "Summertime" including splendid lead vocal and powerful big band jazz groove, a real dance filler!!! Highly recommended!!
The record is in EX condition with just some superficial marks, a beautiful copy overall that plays fine!! Some stains on the labels.
It comes with the original Mercury sleeve in VG+ condition that only shows some tears on the open edge.
Hilton Felton - A Man For All Reasons SOLD
Original 1st press of this sought after jazz funk lp privatly pressed by the talented Hilton Felton on his own label based in Washington!!
This album is one of the most desirable jazz funk lp ever recorded. It contains the classic "bee bop boogie" compiled by luv' n haight including a lot of crazy drum breaks, superb themes and amazing guitar, sax, fender rhodes solos. Listen also the soulful "tell her love has felt the need" including two superb flute and hammond solos and the soul jazz "a man for all reason" with an incredible fender rhodes solo by Mr Felton!!
The record shows some superficial marks but they don't affect the sound and it plays excellent, check the soundclip!! The cover shows some stains on the front cover, light wear on the corners and one little seam split (5cm) on the bottom edge. No writings, no stickers.