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  • Separate little list that will put up amazing condition but cheap and semi-rare slides and spare copies of records that do NOT feature on our Rare Records Catalogue.
  • This little list will be updated every 10 days or so with a handful of new additions of super clean killer records that are cheap or offered below market value, our “collateral damage” offerings so to speak that drifted into our orbit.
  • As opposed to our main Rare Record Catalogue – we do not sent out an update mailing list for this little venture. So better check in ever so often to not miss out on any dead cheap and EX & NM killer sonics.
  • Only EX/ NM condition records will be offered so…cheap and clean fun for days.

UPDATED June 11th, 2021

1. The ACTION: “The Ultimate Collection” (Edsel Records – ED-101) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent). First original press issue of Action singles. The Action was pre-Mighty Baby. This is a fine UK pressing copy of a 1990 comp by UK mod group the Action. The record includes all five of the band's '65-'67 singles along with four previously unreleased tracks from the period. The Action is known among collectors not only for their own fine high-energy soul-based songs, but also for morphing a couple of years later into the psychedelic outfit Mighty Baby. Just a fantastic compilation of otherwise bloody hard to get single issues. Price: 25 Euro
2. AOYAMA MICHI: Manhattan Blues – Onna Blues b/w Otoko Blues – Jonetsu No Hatoba” (Crown Records – LW-1115) (4 Track EP Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). First original pressing from November 1967 in great condition. Absolutely ear-blisteringly awesome four track EP by Aoyama Michi, the unsung queen of the soulful rock bottom Enka blues with a voice that seems to emanate out of the darkest depths of the bottom of the well. The lid is off, Aoyama emerged, singing in a highly like a wintered through witch singing from out of the grave. She is deep, her parental Afro-roots blood lineage also seeps through and give her that soulful character no other Enka singer ever possessed. The backing is fabulously executed, giving the whole an extra deep resonating dimension as if it came from beyond the depths of the ocean. Listening to Aoyama just makes the hairs on your neck rise up, while you desperately make a last run for that strychnine syringe in order to administer that last fatal shot towards heaven and subsequently hell. This one throws together 4 tracks that initially appeared on 4 different single issues. Still a tough one to unearth in nice shape so….go for it, you won’t regret it. Price: 40 Euro

3. ART BLAKEY & ELVIN JONES: “S/T” (Atlantic/ Victor Records – SMJ-7392) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Rare Japan 1966. Meeting of two titans of jazz, Japan only issue, housed in fragile flip back sleeve. Price: 40 Euro

4. BAD BRAINS: “Quick Take Over” (Blitz Records – BB79) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). 1989 privately released outtakes, with tracks “Pay To Cum”, recorded in the studio sometime in 1980 and “Supertouch”, “Pffft” recorded live somewhere in 1979. Price: 25 Euro
5. BROWN, MARION: “Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun” (Odeon – OP-88011) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: VG++). Scarce Japan original 1st press issue – WHITE label PROMO. “Difficult as it may be for younger listeners to believe, there was a time when ECM released adventurous improvised music. Back near its inception in the early '70s, the label issued a wide variety and decent number of challenging avant-garde recordings that represented some of the most forward-looking musical thinkers of the time. One of these was Marion Brown, who, at the time of this session, was about midway between his extreme post- Coltrane explorations and the luscious, down-home evocations of Georgia that he would create for Impulse! over the next few years. He gathered 11 musicians, including a couple from the then current Miles Davis Bitches Brew band (Chick Corea and Bennie Maupin), the then little-known Anthony Braxton, Andrew Cyrille, and the late great vocalist Jeanne Lee for two side-long, wide-ranging pieces. The first, the title track, is a wonderful, percussive evocation of pastoral Georgia, something along the lines of what the Art Ensemble of Chicago were doing around the same time, but without the satire and with a greater sense of serenity. As the flutes, reeds, voice, and piano enter, there is no idea of "soloing"; instead, each contributes to the ongoing, evolving texture of the piece, creating a fabric that's as cohesive as it is unplanned. The remaining cut, "Djinji's Corner," is a bit more fleshed out, a little more "traditional" in one way, though still quite unusual for the time. Again, a reference point might be Art Ensemble works from around the same time, here a mélange of free horns and intense percussion, with Jeanne Lee soaring over the top, mixing words and glossolalia, similar to her stellar work on Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill. The effect is more eerie and spiritually infused than the preceding piece, with keening, bowed cymbals and deep pulses from the lower clarinet family. It gradually builds to something of a frenzy, but in an unforced manner that shows it to be merely another approach to the territory explored earlier. Afternoon of a Georgia Faun is a lovely, inspired album, a key work in Marion Brown's oeuvre and a recording that belongs in any collection of contemporary jazz.” (All Music Guide). Rarely seen Japanese press original. Price: 35 Euro
6. BOW WOW WOW: “Teenage Queen b/w Elimination Dancing” (RCA – RPS-73) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Poster Like Gatefold Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Beautiful Japanese original press issue of classic UK post punk slide. Love the artwork on this one with Annabel flashing all her colors and assets. Always had a soft spot for Bow Wow Wow!!! Price: 25 Euro
7. BRAXTON, ANTHONY: “S/T” (America – 6122) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Classic early Braxton from 1970, initially only released in France. This is that 1st original pressing in top shape. Price: 25 Euro
8. BUDDY GUY: “The Best Of Buddy Guy” (Victor Records/ Chess – SWX-6131M) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Absolutely top condition Japan very first original press issue all complete with insert and obi of classic blooze slide. Pristine as a virgin’s ass with a pulsating line of Charlie on. Price: 30 Euro
9. BURRELL, DAVE: “Echo” (BYG Records/ ACTUEL – Actuel 20/ 529.320) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint) Actuel 20, rare French original pressing from 1969!! Rarely seen brown label variant with large Buddha logo. One of the greatest titles to be released on the label, totally burning, all incinerating blast of unrelenting power and freedom. This is IT. Personnel for this monger consists out of Clifford Thornton (cornet), Granchan Moncur III (trombone), Arthur Jones (alto), Archie Shepp (tenor), Dave Burrell (piano), Alan Silva (bass), Sunny Murray (drums). Heavy-duty workout, not for the faith hearted. All time classic and indispensable in any self-respecting collection. Rare to say the least. Price: 30 Euro
10. The CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET with STRINGS: “Great Love Themes” (Capitol – CP-7565) (Red Wax Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Very first Japanese original pressing – housed in flip back sleeve. This is the rare TEST Pressing – white label on RED wax. A romantically backed cannonball, features a divine violin section. With nonchalance, he gladly gets along well with the nicely picked waltzy and bossa melodies. Price: 35 Euro
11. CARTER, RON: “Pastels” (Milestone/ Victor Records – SMJ-6162) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Virginal condition Japan original pressing all complete with obi. Price: 30 Euro
12. CHARLATANS: “The Ones Who Started It All” (Shark – Shark001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Amazing LP by Frisco’s finest. Unreleased recordings by the Charlatans dating back to 1966 ~ 1968. Codeine and the rest, killer no filler. Has been a while since I came across a copy of this one. In need of a massive re-appreciation. Price: 30 Euro
13. CHARLIE PARKER: “The Happy Bird” (Union Record – UPS-1027) (Record: excellent/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Excellent/ Obi: Near Mint). Rare Japan 1st press MONO original all complete with obi. Price: 30 Euro
14. CHERRY, DON: “Mu First Part” (BYG/ Nippon Columbia – BYG-1) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Attached Insert: Near Mint). Japan 1st original press issue with insert. The entire album was captured August 22, 1969 at Studio Saravah, Paris, a period that would define Woodstock, Bitches Brew from Miles Davis, the end of the Beatles and so many other pivotal changes in world music. Don Cherry composed every piece on Mu First Part and it has remained one of his most valued recordings from the era. Released in the same year it was recorded, the people of France were treated with something very special. A pivotal recording that showcases Don Cherry pushing music into the most abstract realms of sublime beauty that had ever been recorded. Price: 30 Euro
15. CLARKE, STANLEY: “Children Of Forever” (Polydor – MP-2325) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Excellent). Awesome Japanese original pressing. A dead cheap record but also quite an amazing slide!!! Quite possibly the hippest album that Stanley Clarke ever cut – a stretched-out soulful batch of jazz-tinged tracks – very much in the same spirit as the more righteous soul jazz underground of the time! In a way, the record would be much more at home on a label like Strata East than it would at Polydor – thanks to vocals from Andy Bey and Dee Dee Bridgewater – and a group lineup that includes Pat Martino on guitars, Art Webb on flute, Lenny White on drums, and Chick Corea on keyboards! Corea produced, and there's a bit of the free-floating style of Return To Forever here – but the overall vibe is a lot more soulful too, and reminds us a fair bit of some of the earliest work by Norman Connors or Carlos Garnett – both of whom used Bridgewater as a vocalist in similar settings. For all of those out there who stare blindly at dick-enlarging wall pieces of records to impress there Instagram followers with but who fail to recognize amazing music at dead cheap give-away-prices, this one is for you!!! A real stunner of an album, so don’t look away in disgust because you know it will floor you and devaluate your Instagram respectability in a flash, so yes….you need this, do yourself a favor. Price: 30 Euro
16. COLTRANE, JOHN: “The Believer” (Prestige/ Victor Records – SMJ-7246) (Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Freakingly rare Japan very first press issue. “The Believer offers an early glimpse at the talents of a still-developing Coltrane. Recorded in the late '50s while he was still a member of the Miles Davis Sextet, this early solo outing finds Coltrane confident but just beginning to explore the kind of modalities with which he would soon revolutionize the world of jazz. One of the reasons Coltrane is so at ease here is the familiar setting: he's joined by fellow Davis cohorts Paul Chambers and Red Garland among others. Drummer Louis Hayes provides a Latin-inflected beat on "Nakatini Serenade," as Coltrane and Donald Byrd soar above the rhythm section. The understated Rogers & Hammerstein standard "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful" presents Coltrane the balladeer waxing lyrical over the subtle dynamics. Things to come are hinted at briefly in flurries of notes here and there, and it's fascinating to listen to the early work of his developing genius” (All Music Guide). Never turns up very first Japanese press original in TOP condition, housed in ultra-fragile laminated flip back sleeve. Price: 50 Euro
17. COLTRANE, JOHN: “Dakar” (Prestige/ Victor Records – SMJ-7312) (Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: VG++ ~ Excellent). Damned rare very first Japan original pressing in great shape. Dakar (1957) presents half-a-dozen numbers recorded April 20, 1957 by an ensemble credited as the "Prestige All-Stars." On the bandstand for this date are John Coltrane (tenor sax), Cecil Payne (baritone sax), Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass), and Art Taylor (drums). Although at the time these were considered "leaderless" units, upon hearing the interaction of the participants, modern ears might desire to qualify that statement. Japan very first press issue that came out in the early 1960s. Price: 75 Euro
18. JOHN COLTRANE: “Impressions” (Impulse Records – SH-3020) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent/ Insert: Near Mint). Very first 1964 Japan original press issue,1st original press issue from 1964. Great condition. “Impressions is an album that, more than just giving the listener certain sensations, plumbs the depth of Coltrane's feelings. It does this while providing an incredible array of his musical concerns which makes this record indispensable. There's an A-flat blues; the stunning original ballad "After the Rain," and "India," on which two bassists simulate a drum choir. Finally, there's the remarkable title track, on which Coltrane develops several motifs in succession, moving in and out of a maze of tonalities - but always with the inevitable fervor and logic of a charging train.” (John Doe, Excerpted from the liner notes of the CD issue). Rarely seen 1st Japanese stereo pressing!!!! Price: 50 Euro
19. COLTRANE, JOHN: “Live At The Village Vanguard” (Impulse/ King Records – SH-3021) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Equally scarce 1964 press issue. Again another always-elusive pressing that comes housed in a fragile laminated flip back sleeve with matching obi. These birds are so shy one needs serious binoculars to spot them at all but here is one flying low enough for you to catch it before it remains hidden for another decade or so. Top shape! Price: 50 Euro
20. COLTRANE, JOHN: “Ascension” (Impulse Japan – SH-3076) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Laminated Jacket: Near Mint). Original Japanese 1st original pressing from 1966 IN TOP condition, bloody rare, no question about it. For thirty-five years Ascension has stood as a monument - either as John Coltrane's supreme, ecstatic statement of his musical liberation from chord changes or as his abandonment of all jazz tradition. Here he has reached the summit. Although the influence of other musicians is evident in his music, it stands apart, now as then, from everything else in jazz. It is of unprecedented force and feeling. Top copy and one of the finest free blowing jazz records ever to have been put down on wax! The condition is mind-blowingly clean, best copy imaginable. Price: 75 Euro

21. COLTRANE, JOHN: “Africa / Brass” (Impulse – YS-8501-AI) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Japan later press issue Impulse pressing all complete with obi. Pristine top condition copy and all complete! Stunning Japanese pressing to be housed in a gatefold sleeve. Coltrane’s first release for the Impulse label. Rare Japanese pressing that sounds fantastic. They are getting damned scarce these last years and hardly ever turn up any more as clean as this one. Archival copy. Price: 40 Euro

22. CRASS: “Reality Asylum b/w Shaved Women” (Crass Records) (Single Record: Near Mint/ Poster Sleeve: Excellent). Shortly after the release of The Feeding Of The 5000, Crass released their debut 7" single on their own record label - Crass Records - for the princely sum of 45p. Being so cheap, how could anyone not buy it? Reality Asylum was a version of the song that the pressing plant in Ireland had refused to deal with when due initially to go on Feeding Of The 5000 and after hearing it, it was very easy to understand why it had caused offence. Sung - or rather, spoken - by yet another Crass member going by the name of Eve Libertine, it was completely at odds with any preconceived notion of what this Punk group called Crass should sound like. No Punk Rock record was this but more a soundscape, a cut-up collage of sounds taken from the radio interspersed with a child's prayer. And yes indeed, it was very blasphemous and in more ways than one: "I am no feeble Christ, not me. He hangs in glib delight upon His cross, above my body. Lowly me. Christ forgive ? Forgive? Holy He. He holy, He holy. Shit He forgives. Forgive? Forgive? I? I? Me? I? I vomit for you Jesu. Christy Christus. Puke upon your papal throne. Wrapped you are in the bloody shroud of churlish suicide. Wrapped I am in the muddy cloud of hellish genocide. Petulant child. I have suffered for you where you have never known me. I too must die. Will you be shadowed in the arrogance of my death? The voice of Eve Libertine was authoritative, confident and sincere; pronouncing the words precisely in a calm and measured tone: "He hangs upon His cross in self-righteous judgement. Hangs in crucified delight. Nailed to the extent of His vision. His cross. His violence. Guilt. Sin. He would nail my body to His cross. As if I might have waited upon Him in the garden. As if I might have perfumed His body. Washed those bloody feet. This woman that He seeks. Suicide visionary. Death reveller. Rake. Rapist. Gravedigger. Earthmover. Lifefucker. Jesu. You scooped the pits of Auschwitz. The soil of Treblinka is rich in your guilt. The sorrow of your tradition. Your stupid humility is the crown of thorns we all must wear." If Reality Asylum was indeed an exercise in freedom of speech that caused eyebrows (and for some - hackles) to be raised then the record's flip side was an exercise in raising questions - along with the tempo. With Eve Libertine again taking on lead vocals, Shaved Women starts with her screaming out like a clarion call to the world: "Shaved women collaborators!" Then to the sound of a hurtling train the phrase "screaming babies, screaming babies" picks up the rhythm and runs with it accompanied by Eve continuing to scream: "Shaved women collaborators, shaved women are they traitors? Dead bodies all around. Shaved women instigators, shaved women shooting dope. Shaved women disco dancing." Bloody awesome. Price: 50 Euro
23. CRASS: “How Does It Feel To Be The Mother of 1000 Dead?” (Crass Records) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Poster Sleeve: Near Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Excellent). UK original pressing of another high water mark by the world’s greatest punk band ever!!! “Crass released another single: ‘How Does It Feel To Be The Mother Of A Thousand Dead?’ A direct attack on Thatcher, it came in a black sleeve decorated with white graveyard crosses. When, during Prime Minister’s Question Time,Thatcher was asked if she’d heard the record, things were getting serious.The Conservative Party attempted to fight back, as the Guardian reported: “The Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers, has been asked by the Conservative MP for Enfield North, Mr. Tim Eggar, to prosecute an Anti-Falklands war record under the Obscene Publications Act. The record, ‘How Does It Feel To Be The Mother of 1,000 Dead? by the group Crass, which also owns the record company Crass Records, which released it, is said to have sold 20,000 copies since it was issued last Saturday. It refers to Mrs. Thatcher and the decision to send the Task Force. “You never wanted peace or solution, from the start you lusted after war and destruction… Iron Lady, with your stone heart, so eager that the lesson be taught that you inflicted, you determined, you created, you ordered… It was your decision to have those young boys slaughtered.”(George Barber wrote in The Crass Story). Price: 40 Euro
24. CRASS/ POISON GIRLS: “Persons Unknown – Bloody Revolutions” (Crass Records – no421984/I) (EP Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Poster Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Original UK pressing of 1980. Totally vital and totally awesome split single release by Crass and the Poison Girls. Price: 20 Euro
25. CRASS: “You’re Already Dead b/w Nagasaki Is yesterday’s Dog-End – Don’t get Caught” (Crass Records – Cat. No. 1984) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Poster Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1984 UK press of anarcho punk classic. “This was no lame parting shot, however and will go down in history as one of punk’s last real, radical revolutionary records. It’s as much a representation of the times it was written and recorded in and anticipation of the events to come under the Thatcher regime than anyone had really done before. Not surprising really as in it’s naive, fundamental way the Left had seriously underestimated the Conservative regime.In essence, you could feel things were heating up as the disparate(and some would argue desperate) mish mash forces of the Left rose up to meet the challenge of Thatcher’s embryonic Neo Liberal agenda. On the back of two already seismic, contrasting years of social upheaval (in the form of the 1981 inner city riots and the Irish Hunger Strikes whereby both Black and Irish communities bore the full frontal assault of respective the British State’s forces and media lies to the flag waving, jingoistic support of the British general public for the Falklands War of 1982) this record seemed to be in stark contrast to previous releases by Crass. This was no jolly sing-along punk anthem in the vein of ‘Big A, Little A’ or the tortured, squealing, pleading anguish of’ How Does it Feel(to be a Mother of a Thousand Dead). This was much more urgent, sombre and reflective of the realities of the enemies that we were facing. The music in itself is a strange, meandering mixture of punk and shouty poetry put to music all encompassed in the one tune. Not what I was expecting but again hypnotically compelling after a few listens due to the nature of the lyrics.” (Talk Punk) Price: 40 Euro
26. DAVE BRUBECK AND JAY & KAI: “At Newport” (Columbia – PL-5038) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Very first Japan original pressing from 1958. Price: 25 Euro
27. The DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET: “Newport 1958” (Columbia – YL-128) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Very first Japanese press original from 1959 in great shape. Price: 30 Euro
28. The DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET: “Jazz Impressions Of New York” CBS/ Nippon Columbia – YS-475-C) (Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Rare 1965 Japan first original pressing in top condition. Recorded in New York, New York between June 16 and August 21, 1964.Quite an enjoyable LP, contains 11 songs written for the soundtrack of the long-forgotten television series Mr. Broadway. It pays tribute to New York in a more abstract way than Jazz Impressions of Japan celebrated Japan for Brubeck had to concern himself with having the music fit in with the show. In general these themes and the melodic improvisations of Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond hold their own without the show although none of the songs became standards. It's amazing how well Brubeck captures the vibe of New York City, especially given the fact that he is a California native. But Brubeck knew the Big Apple well, and his ability to invoke the mood and overall atmosphere of New York is uncanny. This is especially apparent on the sprightly waltz "Spring in Central Park," which conveys a blithe, carefree spirit. Other pieces, particularly "Lonely Mr. Broadway," are more somber, revealing the dejection sometimes associated with life in the big city. Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond is in fine form here, as are drummer Joe Morello and bassist Gene Wright, and together they incite terrific group interplay. Brubeck himself performs unrestrained solos on many of these outstanding tunes, most notably on the upbeat "Summer on the Sound." Price: 50 Euro
29. DIZZY GILLESPIE: “At The Village Vanguard” (Solid State/ King Records – SR-3018) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent). Nice and rare Japan 1st original press issue. A pair of unusual jam sessions, on the first (and more eccentric of the two) trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is paired with baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Richard Davis, either Mel Lewis or Elvin Jones or on drums and violinist Ray Nance with substitutes Garnett Brown. These lengthy performances (all but one of the seven songs are over 11 minutes) contain some loose and rambling moments but also plenty of creative playing by this unusual group of all-stars. Price: 25 Euro
30. DOLLAR BRAND: “The Children Of Africa” (Enja/ Polydor Japan – 28MJ3240) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Virginal Japan original press issue from 1983 all complete with obi and insert. Incredible 1976 LP from South African jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim aka Dollar Brand with his The Children Of Africa LP.  Workings as a trio with Abdullah on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums, the LP is steeped in themes of Africa with deeply moving moments of deep, meditative musicianship, occasionally reduced to just a plucked bass and tickling of drum.  The highlight is surely the extended, spiritual 'Ishmael', where Ibrahim also picks up soprano sax and sings, whilst 'Yukio-Khalifa' and the more wistful 'The Dream' focus more on the dynamic pairing of piano and bass.  Beautiful and future-proof late-night listens. Pristine Japan original. Price: 30 Euro
31. EJE THELIN GROUP: “S/T” (SWE Disc – SJ25-9011) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Japan original press that comes housed in Japan only jacket art. Eje Thelin was an extraordinary and prolific Swedish jazz trombonist during the 60s and 70s. This LP from 1975 (released by Caprice Records but released in Japan with alternative artwork in 1980) includes the musicians Bruno Åberg, Harald Svensson and Leroy Lowe. This album is a cool free jazz gem, but not as far out as you can guess, there's a Swedish kind of vibe of it that shines through and kind of adds to the overall sound. Sadly the whole Swedish jazz scene from the 70s is largely overlooked and this LP is amongst those gems that should have their place in the spotlights. Just a great treasure that hasn't seen the light of day since it's original release. Eje Thelin Group is groovy! So recommended!!!! Price: 50 Euro

32. ELMORE JAMES: “S/T” (Arista – BLPJ-7-AR) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint – still housed in shrink/ Cap Obi: Mint – still covered in shrink/ Insert: Near Mint). Indispensable blooze slide clean as a whistle. Comes with rare obi. Price: 30 Euro

33. FRANKENSTEIN: “Eve Of The Dead Boys” (Hell Yeah – HELL37) (10 Inch Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint, still in shrink). Released way back in 1995, unreleased pre-Dead Boys recordings that are simply out of this world!!! Price: 25 Euro
34. FRIPP, ROBERT & ANDY SUMMERS: “I Advanced Masked” (A&M Records – AMP-28061) (Record: Near Mint/ Textured Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Top condition 1982 Japan 1st original press issue of all time classic with King Crimson kingpin at the steering wheel. “Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solo fest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album. The music for the track "Girl on a Swing" does an excellent job of conveying the song's title in one's mind, and the duo's guitars weave wonderful polyrhythmic guitar lines throughout "China -- Yellow Leader." "The Truth of Skies" is an atmospheric piece, created by a wash of keyboard sounds and guitar dissonance, while "New Marimba" would have sounded right at home on an early-'80s King Crimson album. I Advance Masked has a dreamlike quality to it, and is definitely not typical rock music. It's highly recommended to fans of these two great and original guitarists.” (All Music) Price: 25 Euro
35. FRY, MARK: "Dreaming With Alice" (Akarma - AK-126) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Reissue of fantastic 1972 UK Acid Folk record par excellence. The record rests somewhere between Donovan’s erotic mysticism and the woodsy romps of Comus. At the time of the album’s recording, there was a renewed interest in surrealism in Italy, and this influence can be felt throughout the record. Although it pretty much stays within the conventions of psych-folk, trace elements of prog can also be discerned. In fact, it’s not difficult to picture Goblin finding inspiration in Dreaming. Price: 25 Euro
36. The RED GARLAND QUINTET: “All Mornin’ Long” (Top Rank – RANK-5023) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Very first Japan original 1st press issue in great shape. Near perfect apart from a couple of faint sleeve lines I can detect under a bright light. On November 15, 1957, a quintet headed by pianist Red Garland recorded enough material for two records. On All Mornin’ Long, one can get lost in the 20-minute version of its title composition along with briefer renditions of "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (a mere ten minutes) and Tad Dameron’s "Our Delight." More important than the material is that, in addition to Garland, the main soloists are John Coltrane and trumpeter Donald Byrd. The latter was on his way to getting his sound together, while Trane was very much in his sheets-of-sound period, was already blazing a new path for jazz to follow. This is an excellent and often quite colorful jam session-flavored hard bop set. Price: 30 Euro
37. The GERMS: “Forming b/w Sex Boy” (Gift Of Life – GIFT-008) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Reissue of quintessential LA punk slide. Price: 20 Euro

38. GORDEN, DEXTER: “Dexter Rides Again” (CBS SONY – SOPU-35-SY) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Top condition Japan original press issue. Classic early bop material from Dexter Gordon – originally issued as 78s in the 40s, and packaged here in a hip 50s album with a very groovy cover! The set features work from 1945, 1946, and 1947 – with Gordon in different three different groups – one with Leo Parker on baritone and Tadd Dameron on piano, one with Leonard Hawkins on trumpet and Bud Powell on piano, and one with Argonne Horton on piano. Price: 30 Euro

39. HAYNES, ROY with PHINEAS NEWBORN & PAUL CHAMBERS: “We Three” (Prestige/ Victor – SMJ-7299) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent). Damned rare Japan very first press issue from 1965. “We Three recorded in a single session on November 14, 1958, was the first American studio date as a bandleader for the diminutive and legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes although with pianist Phineas Newborn on board (along with bassist Paul Chambers), it really is a set dominated by Newborn, whose busy, two-handed technique here works in tandem balance with Haynes cool refinement. Newborn was all about amazing and dazzling piano runs that on some dates created simply too much flash and clutter to allow pieces to flow and breathe properly, but Haynes has always been about grace and flow throughout his career (if a drummer's style can said to be elegant, Haynes fits the bill), and here he rubs off on Newborn, who exercises just enough restraint to keep him in the proper orbit, resulting in a fine album. Highlights include the easy, pure swing of the opener, a version of Ray Bryant’s "Reflection," a wonderful and bluesy rendition of Avery Parrish’s "After Hours" (which findsNewborn in perfect balance between explosive ornamentation and smooth functionality), and a jaunty, fun spin through Newborn’s own "Sugar Ray," a tribute to boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. This trio had a brief recording career together, but as this solid set shows, they made the best of it.” (All Music Guide). Price: 45 Euro

 

40. HUBBARD, FREDDIE: “The Body & The Soul” (Impulse – YP-8536-AI) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Stellar Japan 2nd press issue all complete with obi. “At age 25, Freddie Hubbard made inroads into modern jazz most trumpeters could not imagine, much less come through with. As a soloist, one of Hubbard’s crowning achievements in his early period was this recording on which he teamed with Wayne Shorter marginally as a performer but prominent in the role of arranger/conductor for his first time ever. Utilizing a septet, 16-piece big band, and orchestra plus stings to play concise, tight tunes, Shorter provides the backdrop to employ Hubbard’s bold toned trumpet and all of its devices in a full display of his powerful melodic talents. Yeoman Reggie Workman plays bass on all selections, with drummer Louis Hayes in the seven-piece combo, and great work from Philly Joe Jones in the larger bands. Interestingly enough, the three tracks with the smaller ensemble are the most interesting, due to the presence of Eric Dolphy, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Aalton and Shorter on the front line. "Clarence's Place" is a post-bop jewel with spiky brass accents and Dolphy’s ribald and outre alto sax solo contrasting Shorter’s relatively reserved tenor, "Dedicated to You" is a wisp of a tune, while "Body & Soul," an atypical choice for the opening selection, is a straight read of the classic ballad with a chart that sounds larger than the small horn section, and a wavering flute via Dolphy. The big band does an unusual soul-jazz treatment of the Brazilian number "Manha de Carnaval" flavored by Robert Northern's French horn, while "Aries" is a hard bop show stopper with two-note accents buoying Hubbard’s great lyrical lines, and goes further into hard bop with "Thermo" as the horns demand attention with the trumpeter as an afterthought. The string section, ten pieces strong, joins the big band on the film noir type Duke Ellington piece "Chocolate Shake," the stock "I Got It Bad," and "Skylark," with its soft clarion intro bubbling underneath with the violins, violas, and cellos. The manner in which this recording is programmed is thoughtful in that it lends to the diversity of the project, but is seamless from track to track.” (All Music Guide). Simply a masterpiece!!! Price: 35 Euro