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Lou Rawls, Come On In, Mister Blues, 1969 on Pickwick/33

One has to be careful about some of these discount releases on Pickwick/33 – they were a discount label for a reason, offering cheap compilations of previously released…

Nina Simone, Silk & Soul, 1967 on RCA Victor

This was Simone’s second album for RCA, following Nina Simone Sings the Blues, and was recorded in RCA Victor Studio B in New York. It includes great renditions…

Oliver Nelson with Eric Dolphy, Straight Ahead, 1961 on Prestige / New Jazz

Nelson on sax and clarient, with Dolphy also on sax, bass clarinet, and flute, supported by Richard Wyands on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Roy Haynes on…

La Lupe, Queen of Latin Soul / Reina De La Canción Latina, 1968 on Tico

Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond – aka La Lupe – was a Cuban singer who emigrated from Cuba in the early 60s. (According to Wikipedia, while performing in Havana,…

Ray Barretto, Acid, 1968 on Fania

Barretto played with Charlie Parker, José Curbelo and (for four years) Tito Puente. His debut on Fania records, it’s a great boogaloo recording bringing latin jazz to rhythm…

Koerner Ray & Glover, The Return of Koerner Ray & Glover, 1965 on Elektra

“Spider” John Koerner, Dave “Snaker” Ray, and Tony “Little Sun” Glover were a Minneapolis blues/folk trio who met at the University of Minnesota and played frequently in Dinkytown…

The Mar-Keys / Booker T. and the MGs, Back to Back, 1967 on Stax

The Mar-Keys were the backing band on lots of early Stax records, and had personnel overlap with what became the MGs & The Memphis Horns. Deanie Parker’s liner…

Ray Charles, Ray Charles in Person, 1960 on Atlantic

Recorded live May 28th, 1959 at the WAOK fifth anniversary celebration, Herndon Stadium in Atlanta. Recorded from the audience, reportedly from a single microphone 100 feet from the…

Eric Von Schmidt, Eric Sings Von Schmidt, 1965 on Prestige

I first heard of Eric Von Schmidt via Bob Dylan’s “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” which begins with the intro: I first heard this from Ric von…

John Mayall, Blues from Laurel Canyon, 1968 on London Records

Released on Decca in the UK and London Records in the US, this was Mayall’s first LP after the breakup of the Bluesbreakers and his last on Decca…

Jeff Beck, Truth, 1968 on Epic

This was Beck’s solo debut, following after time in the Yardbirds, and features Ron Wood, pre-Faces Rod Stewart, Keith Moon (credited as “You Know Who”) and Mick Waller…

The Rolling Stones, Flowers, 1967 on London Records

This was the second compilation album for the Stones, collecting some studio cuts that had not been released (or released but not on the US versions of albums)….

The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Further Out – Miro Reflections, 1961 on Columbia

While movie science fiction fans celebrate May 4th as Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you”), jazz heads know it as Dave Brubeck Day, 5/4 time…

Ella Fitzgerald, Misty Blue, 1968 on Capitol

My copy is a pressing on Pickwick/33, “by arrangement with Capitol Records” – not sure what year. (45 Worlds says 1971). These reissues only have 9 tracks where…

Donovan, Catch the Wind, 1965 on Hickory

Donovan’s debut, this LP was titled “What’s Bin Did And What’s Bin Hid” in the UK (and it seems like everywhere outside the US), but “Catch The Wind”…

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)…