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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…

Jelly Roll Morton, Mr. Jelly Lord, RCA Victor, 1967

My copy is a slightly later pressing – 1973 – but this compilation first came out in 1967 as part of the RCA Victor Vintage Series. These tracks…

The New Stan Getz Quartet Featuring Astrud Gilberto, Getz Au Go Go, 1964 on Verve

Sadly, Gilberto died this summer (June 5, 2023) – I tend to buy any albums I run across from the Getz / Gilberto collaborations or that feature her….

Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’, 1964 on Columbia

My copy (via Beverly Coin & Jewel) is a later reissue – the red and gold Columbia labels from the seventies rather than the “2 eye” version in…

Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963 on Columbia

Makes sense following Llewyn Davis and Billy Bragg to have an early Dylan album – definitely one of my favorites and an iconic cover. This is from the…

Various Artists, Inside Llewyn Davis (Original Soundtrack Recording), 2013 on Nonesuch

My copy is the 2023 Vinyl Me Please reissue on “Seaglass Wave” vinyl. Wonderful soundtrack from the Coen brothers movie, with lots of star Oscar Isaac but also…