Apple & The Three Oranges / Free And Easy / Now Again

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Apple & The Three Oranges / Free And Easy / Now Again NA5093 2LP

Apple and the Three Oranges

Free and Easy – The Complete Works

Edward “Apple” Nelson is best known for the small clutch of 45s he released under the Apple and The Three Oranges name on local Los Angeles labels in the 1970s. A funk (cult) hero whose name is often mentioned in the same breath as one-time label mate Arthur Monday, Nelson’s groove never made sense from a geographical standpoint. His syncopation defied Los Angeles’s steady rhythmic pulse and sounded closer to Earl Palmer’s famous “swamp beat,” which was a direct result of that session drummer’s New Orleans roots.

That’s because Nelson, recently discovered living in Lancaster, California, hails from the same city as Palmer. In 1960, Nelson left his mother and grandmother, piled his belongings into a “raggedy little Pontiac” and headed west. Living with an aunt on Los Angeles’s west side, he joined blues bands helmed by Johnny Morrisette and Johnny “Guitar” Watson and his reputation spread: by the late ’60s, he had recorded and released music with Watson and Etta James, had toured with The Whispers and Johnny Taylor and, if Nelson’s claims are to be believed, laid the rhythmic foundation for Dyke and The Blazers’ “Let A Woman Be A Woman” when Arlester “Dyke” Christian visited him in his Watts home.

Nelson first found credit as “Apple” on a Marie Franklin single released on disc jockey Douglas Moore’s Stage Music imprint. He would engage Moore to issue “Free And Easy,” the first record released as Apple and The Three Oranges. This rapid development from road hog to recording artist inspired him to found Sagittarius Records, named after his zodiac sign.

His run with Sagittarius contains six unimpeachable soul and funk numbers released under the Apple and The Three Oranges banner and one issued under his own name, Ed. (sic) Nelson. These songs, and his prior recordings, are ripe for a historical reappraisal. Monday’s manic rant relegated “What Goes Around Comes Around” to the funk freak show, but Nelson’s introductory 12 bars contain some of the most unique funk drumming ever cut to lacquer. The low fidelity of every Apple and The Three Oranges single was never a problem for the low-riding Eastside Angelenos, who lionized tracks such as “True Love Will Never Die,” but their muddy quality cast Nelson outside of the canon in which troubled soul singers like Bobby Womack have held court for decades. Nelson’s master tapes — lost in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina — will never surface to right this wrong. And the records themselves are rare: the “Love Brings Out The Best Of You,” “Curse Upon The World” and “I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come)” singles are amongst the most sought after and expensive Los Angeles soul and funk records to ever list at auction.

Thus, we are privileged to present Nelson’s complete works in our Free and Easy anthology. Nearly forty years after he gave up on his recording career, we’re left with little more than Nelson’s explosive music and his straight-shooting stories of his life’s arc. The fact he can’t explain his life’s contradictions are what makes the extensive interview contained in Free and Easy’s book a compelling read. Whether it’s his first hand experience with the great New Orleans drummers who laid the foundations of funk, or his relating the oft-told, and always sad, tale of lust supplanting love, Nelson offers confounding words to complement his all too beautiful soul and funk music.



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Ace Spectrum/Just Like In The Moves
Ace Spectrum

Just Like In The Moves

Ahmad Jamal/Jamal Plays Jamal
Ahmad Jamal

Jamal Plays Jamal

Alton McClain & Destiny/It Must Be Love
Alton McClain & Destiny

It Must Be Love

Amadou Doukoure/Mansany
Amadou Doukoure


Aquarian Dream/Chance To Dance
Aquarian Dream

Chance To Dance

B.T. Express/1980
B.T. Express


Belchior/Medo De Aviao

Medo De Aviao

Bill Withers/+'Justments
Bill Withers


Billy Butler/Night Life
Billy Butler

Night Life

Blowfly/Blow Fly Disco

Blow Fly Disco

Blue Mitchell/Collision In Black
Blue Mitchell

Collision In Black

Bob James/Two
Bob James


Booker T. & The M.G.'s/McLemore Avenue
Booker T. & The M.G.’s

McLemore Avenue

Brick/Good High

Good High

Cal Tjader/At Grace Cathedral
Cal Tjader

At Grace Cathedral

Cal Tjader/Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach

Cal Tjader/Good Vibes
Cal Tjader

Good Vibes

Cal Tjader/Sona Libre
Cal Tjader

Sona Libre

Cal Tjader/Warm Wave
Cal Tjader

Warm Wave

Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri/El Sonido Nuevo
Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri

El Sonido Nuevo

Cannonball Adderley/Phenix
Cannonball Adderley


Charlie Mingus/Tijuana Moods
Charlie Mingus

Tijuana Moods

Chester Thompson/Powerhouse
Chester Thompson




Clarke - Boland Big Band/Handle With Care
Clarke – Boland Big Band

Handle With Care

Con Funk Shun/Orginized Con Funk Shun
Con Funk Shun

Orginized Con Funk Shun

Conjure/Music For The Text Of Ishmael Reed

Music For The Text Of Ishmael Reed

Dave Grusin/One Of A Kind
Dave Grusin

One Of A Kind

Dave Liebman/Lookout Farm
Dave Liebman

Lookout Farm

David Newman/Captain Buckles
David Newman

Captain Buckles

David Newman/Newmanism
David Newman


DeBarge/In A Special Way

In A Special Way

Dennis Coffey/Electric Coffey
Dennis Coffey

Electric Coffey

Dizzy Gillespie/The Greatest Of Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie

The Greatest Of Dizzy Gillespie

Donald Byrd/Stepping Into Tomorrow
Donald Byrd

Stepping Into Tomorrow

Dramatics/Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

Earl Klugh/Living Inside Your Love
Earl Klugh

Living Inside Your Love

Eddie Baccus/Feel Real
Eddie Baccus

Feel Real

Eddie Harris/Plug Me In
Eddie Harris

Plug Me In

Eddie Kendricks/People... Hold On
Eddie Kendricks

People… Hold On

Eddie Kendricks/Slick
Eddie Kendricks


Eivets Rednow/Eivets Rednow
Eivets Rednow

Eivets Rednow

Ella Fitzgerald/Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie!
Ella Fitzgerald

Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie!

Esther Williams/Inside Of Me
Esther Williams

Inside Of Me

Gary Bartz/I've Known Rivers And Other Bodies
Gary Bartz

I’ve Known Rivers And Other Bodies

Gary Bartz/Music Is My Sanctuary
Gary Bartz

Music Is My Sanctuary

Gene McDaniels/Natural Juices
Gene McDaniels

Natural Juices

George Benson/Bad Benson
George Benson

Bad Benson

George Duke/A Brazilian Love Affair
George Duke

A Brazilian Love Affair

George Duke/Don't Let Go
George Duke

Don’t Let Go

George Duke/I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry
George Duke

I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry

George Duke/The Aura Will Prevail
George Duke

The Aura Will Prevail

Gil Scott Heron/Bridges
Gil Scott Heron


Gil Scott Heron/The First Minute Of A New Day
Gil Scott Heron

The First Minute Of A New Day

Gil Scott Heron/Winter In America
Gil Scott Heron

Winter In America

Grant Green/Shades Of Green
Grant Green

Shades Of Green

Grover Washington Jr./Feels So Good
Grover Washington Jr.

Feels So Good

Grover Washington Jr./Reed Seed
Grover Washington Jr.

Reed Seed

Herbie Mann/Stone Flute
Herbie Mann

Stone Flute

I.G. Culture/Zen Badizm
I.G. Culture

Zen Badizm

Jackson 5/Maybe Tomorrow
Jackson 5

Maybe Tomorrow

Jean Knight/Mr. Big Stuff
Jean Knight

Mr. Big Stuff

Jimmy Castor/Hey Leroy
Jimmy Castor

Hey Leroy

Jimmy McGriff/Let's Stay Together
Jimmy McGriff

Let’s Stay Together

Jimmy Smith/Bluesmith
Jimmy Smith


Jimmy Smith/Livin' it Up
Jimmy Smith

Livin’ it Up

Jimmy Smith/Unfinished Business
Jimmy Smith

Unfinished Business

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery/The Dynamic Duo
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery

The Dynamic Duo

Johnny Bristol/Feeling The Magic
Johnny Bristol

Feeling The Magic

Johnny Hammond Smith/What's Going On
Johnny Hammond Smith

What’s Going On

Jon Lucien/I Am Now
Jon Lucien

I Am Now

Jorge Dalto/Chevere
Jorge Dalto


Lonnie Liston Smith/Live!
Lonnie Liston Smith


Lonnie Liston Smith/Visions Of A New World
Lonnie Liston Smith

Visions Of A New World

Maria Muldaur/Sweet Harmony
Maria Muldaur

Sweet Harmony

Maria Muldaur/Waitress In A Donut Shop
Maria Muldaur

Waitress In A Donut Shop

Melba Moore/A Portrait Of Melba
Melba Moore

A Portrait Of Melba

Miles Davis/At Plugged Nickel,Chicago Vol. 2
Miles Davis

At Plugged Nickel,Chicago Vol. 2

Miles Davis/Four & More
Miles Davis

Four & More

Miles Davis/Get Up With It
Miles Davis

Get Up With It

Miles Davis/In A Silent Way
Miles Davis

In A Silent Way

Miles Davis/In Concert
Miles Davis

In Concert

Miles Davis/Miles Ahead
Miles Davis

Miles Ahead

Miles Davis/Miles Ahead
Miles Davis

Miles Ahead

Miles Davis/Sept Pas Vers Le Ciel
Miles Davis

Sept Pas Vers Le Ciel

Miles Davis/Someday My Prince Will Come
Miles Davis

Someday My Prince Will Come

Miles Davis/Water Babies
Miles Davis

Water Babies

Mongo Santamaria/Soul Bag
Mongo Santamaria

Soul Bag

N.C.C.U./Super Trick

Super Trick

Norman Connors/This Is Your Life
Norman Connors

This Is Your Life

Norman Connors/You Are My Starship
Norman Connors

You Are My Starship

O'Jays / The Moments/O'Jays Meet The Moments
O’Jays / The Moments

O’Jays Meet The Moments

Olatunji/Drums Of Passion

Drums Of Passion

Ornette Coleman/At The Golden Circle Stockholm Volume Two
Ornette Coleman

At The Golden Circle Stockholm Volume Two



Pat Metheny Group/Travels
Pat Metheny Group


Pharoah Sanders/Wisdom Through Music
Pharoah Sanders

Wisdom Through Music

Phil Upchurch/Phil Upchurch
Phil Upchurch

Phil Upchurch

Ramsey Lewis/Sun Goddess
Ramsey Lewis

Sun Goddess

Roberta Flack/First Take
Roberta Flack

First Take

Roy Ayers/You Send Me
Roy Ayers

You Send Me

Shelly Manne/Mannekind
Shelly Manne


Sister Sledge/We Are Family
Sister Sledge

We Are Family

Soul Children/Finders Keepers
Soul Children

Finders Keepers



Tavares/Hard Core Poetry

Hard Core Poetry

The Blackbyrds/Unfinished Business
The Blackbyrds

Unfinished Business

The Chi-Lites/A Lonely Man
The Chi-Lites

A Lonely Man

The Heliocentrics/Out There (Promo 2LP)
The Heliocentrics

Out There (Promo 2LP)

The Impressions/This Is My Country
The Impressions

This Is My Country

The Main Ingredient/Bitter Sweet
The Main Ingredient

Bitter Sweet

The Main Ingredient/I Only Have Eyes For You
The Main Ingredient

I Only Have Eyes For You

The O'Jays/Message In The Music
The O’Jays

Message In The Music

The Rhoda Scott Trio/Live! At The Key Club
The Rhoda Scott Trio

Live! At The Key Club

The Staple Singers/Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
The Staple Singers

Be Altitude: Respect Yourself

The Temptations/Solid Rock
The Temptations

Solid Rock

The Universal Robot Band/Freak In The Light Of The Moon
The Universal Robot Band

Freak In The Light Of The Moon

Universal Robot Band/Dance And Shake Your Tambourine
Universal Robot Band

Dance And Shake Your Tambourine

War/Why Can't We Be Friends?

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Wes Montgomery/A Day In The Life
Wes Montgomery

A Day In The Life

Mayer Hawthorne / How Do You Do (12 x 7″ Box Set)

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Mayer Hawthorne / How Do You Do (12 x 7″ Box Set)


Disc 1

  • Get To Know You
  • Get To Know You (Instrumental)

Disc 2 

  • A Long Time
  • A Long Time (Instrumental)

Disc 3 

  • Can’t Stop
  • Can’t Stop (Instrumental)

Disc 4


  • Dreaming
  • Dreaming (Instrumental)

Disc 5 

  • The Walk
  • The Walk (Instrumental)

Disc 6 

  • Finally Falling
  • Finally Falling (Instrumental)

Disc 7

  • Hooked
  • Hooked (Instrumental)

Disc 8 

  • Stick Around
  • Stick Around (Instrumental))

Disc 9 

  • The News
  • The News (Instrumental)

Disc 10

  • You Called Me
  • You Called Me (Instrumental)

Disc 11 

  • You’re Not Ready
  • You’re Not Ready (Instrumental)

Disc 12 

  • No Strings
  • No Strings (Instrumental)