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Nico, Chelsea Girl, 1967 on Verve

This album originally came out in ’67 as Nico’s solo debut, in the same year as the release of The Velvet Underground and Nico on which she sang…

Desmond Dekker, The Israelites, 1969 on Pyramid

The title track was top 10 both in the UK and in the US in 1969, making Dekker one of the most visible early stars of reggae outside…

The Zombies, Begin Here, 1965 on Decca

My copy is a later reissue (2013) on Repertoire Records, half-speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios from HD 24 bit audio – the original was on Decca in…

John Mayall with Eric Clapton, Blues Breakers, 1966 on London Records

This was the debut studio album for Mayall and the Bluesbreakers but credited to John Mayall with Eric Clapton. The band here includes Mayall, Clapton, John McVie, Hughie…

Jack Elliott, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, 1961 on Prestige International

One of the few duplicates I hang onto, as I have a repressing (Hard Travelin’) but this is the Vinyl Me Please reissue (as part of VMP Country)…

John Coltrane, Sun Ship, 1971 on Impulse!

Recorded in August of 1965 at RCA Victor studios in NYC, and released (posthumously) in 1971. Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), and McCoy Tyner (piano) with Coltrane….

Otis Redding, The Immortal Otis Redding, 1968 on ATCO

The second posthumous releases after Redding died in December 1967 – recordings made during the spring, summer and fall of 1967. Atlantic owned the rights to Redding’s catalog…

Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Sam Lay, and Buddy Miles – Fathers and Sons, 1969 on Chess

Vinyl Me Please just credits the LP to Muddy Waters, but the back cover really credits everyone in the all star band. It was Waters’s biggest seller. One…

Gerry Mulligan Quartet, self-titled, 1962 on Verve

The Mulligan Quartet with Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Crow, and Gus Johnson – mostly recorded at Tom Nola’s studio in New York in May 1962, with one live track…

Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Spring is Spring, 1963 on Philips

I’m a huge fan of Gerry Mulligan, from his days with Miles Davis and Chet Baker and all the various quartets and orchestras. This is Mulligan with Bob…

Big Joe Williams, Hand Me Down My Old Walking Stick, 1969 on World Pacific

World Pacific was an imprint of Liberty Records. Recorded in London in 1968, when Williams was ~65 years old and was regularly touring European and American festivals. My…

Aretha Franklin, Aretha Arrives, 1967 on Columbia

Aretha’s 11th album and second for Atlantic – the follow up to I Never Loved a Man. Includings covers of the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction” and the ? and…

The Ink Spots, If I Didn’t Care, 1964 on Crown Records (CST 448)

Crown is somewhat reviled as the king of the discount labels – records were issued without even paper inner sleeves, and issues records between 1953 and 1972. Records…

Art Farmer, The Many Faces of Art Farmer, Scepter Records, 1964

My copy (as you can see from the images) is an UpFront records reissue from the 70s, retitled as just Art Farmer. UpFront was a sublabel of Springboard…

Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen, 1968 on Columbia

You don’t often find Leonard Cohen LPs in record stores as people tend to hold on to them to the end. Even if you haven’t had a turntable…

Wilson Pickett, Hey Jude, 1969 on Atlantic

Recorded at Fame studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama with a band that included Duane Allman as well as Jerry Jemmott and Roger Hawkins. It’s a classic late 60s…

Nancy Sinatra, How Does That Grab You?, 1966 on Reprise

Another Lee Hazlewood produced mid-sixties Nancy Sinatra record – this was the followup to Boots – on Reprise. It didn’t do as well as Boots, but did reach…

Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger, 1962 on Prestige International

Van Ronk was a key figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60s, sometimes called the Mayor of MacDougal Street. He’s the most visible model for…

Nancy Sinatra, Movin’ With Nancy, 1967 on Reprise

Full subtitle: The Soundtrack from Her Television Special with Special Guests Dean Martin, Lee Hazlewood, and a very close Relative. The “very close relative,” of course, would be…

Astrud Gilberto, The Astrud Gilberto Album with Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1965 on Verve

A few weeks back I posted Getz Au Go Go from 1964 – this was released about a year later, and recorded at RCA Studios in Hollywood in…