One AM ... CD Chocolate Industries, 2003. Used ....
Here's a superb full length debut from Chicago's Diverse – with production by Prefuse 73, RJD2, Madlib and others – plus appearances by Lyrics Born, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Jean Grae, and Chicago jazz mainstays Jeff Parker and Rob Mazurek. You kinda know what to expect when you have ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Tripped-out downtempo breaks from the days when Coldcut were still involved with DJ Food! Lots of blunted beats and bassy grooves – and titles include "Dark River", "Scratch Yer Hed", "Spiral", "Fungle Junk", "Brass Neck", "Akaire", ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
The latest salvo from Krush, and he keeps getting more and more out, but that's always been the best thing about his approach – the way he can take abstract sounds, and snap them into a dope beat. We thought from the first half of this disc that he's been listening to a lot of the noisier ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Classic early album by DJ Krush, a massive bit of hip hop with loads of jazzy samples, and a groundbreaking record that stands as one of the best in the entire Mo' Wax catalog. Tracks include "The Loop", "Kemuri", "Dig This Vibe", "To The Infinity", "Yea ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
DJ Krush —
Zen ... CD Red Ink/Sony, 2001. Used ....
As usual, Krush mixes it up with a host of guest stars to fill out his sound. Titles include "Danger Of Love" featuring Zap Mama, "Vision Of Art" with Company Flow, "Candle Chant" with Boss The MC, "Whut'z Da Solution" with Kukoo Da Baga Bonez, "With ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Primo brings together the best of the undergroud class of '97, then mixes it mix tape style. Includes Shades of Brooklyn "Change", Street Smartz "Metal Thangs", Ak Skills "Check the Flavor", Finsta-Bundy "Feel the High Pt 2", J-Live "Braggin Writes" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A fascinating full length departure from DJ Shadow – an album that's more or less made up of genre suites – rolling from sound library groove, to hood-shaking hyphy hip hop, to topical post-Katrina commentary, to beat-driven live instrument avant funk! The album's flow is more or less ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A killer funk group – with one hell of a soulful singer! Roxie Ray's a newcomer to our ears, but she belts it out here like a classic funk diva from way back – working perfectly with the tight acoustic grooves of Dojo Cuts, who themselves have an equally classic groove! Ray goes way ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Amazing avant garde material from Dolphy – and never issued before in any form! The concert was recorded in 1963 at the University of Illinois, and it features some of the most "out" playing we've ever heard from Dolphy. He's backed by a trio comprised of Herbie Hancock, Eddie ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Eric Dolphy's lasting classics – and possibly the ultimate album of "new thing" jazz from the mid 60s! The record's got an even sharper edge than previous Dolphy recordings for Prestige – a really unique combination of instrumentation that includes Freddie Hubbard on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard wailing! Poppa Lou's caught right at the height of his early Blue Note powers here – recorded in 2 different groups on this set of unreleased sessions from the early 60s! Both sets have Lou in a guitar/organ soul jazz setting – with backing by Grant Green on guitar, and either ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Funky genius from Lou Donaldson – one of his first funky albums for Blue Note, and a real killer all the way through! The album has a great young group working with Lou – players that include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammed) on drums, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A gem of a record – one we wouldn't part with for anything! Joao Donato's best known as one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – better known for his 60s work over the years, than he was for 70s electric work like this. Fortunately, international groove hounds picked up on the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Great work from Donnie – a hell of a soul singer, and a talent that will be huge! Donnie's got a warm vocal style that reminds us a lot of his namesake Donny Hathaway – and the work on this ep has a similar 70s approach to mellow soul, warm, round, deep, and with slight touches of ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Great work from one of the hippest jazz contemporaries of the late 60s – trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a player who was really coming into his own by the time of this album! The record has Kenny with a nice sort of edge – not as boldly experimental as his 60s work for Blue Note, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Axel Dorner/Rudi Mahall/Jan Roder/Uli Jennessen —
Die Enttauschung ... CD Crouton/Intakt (Switzerland), 2004. Used ....
Free jazz at its purest, a limited edition slice of work by the Die Enttauschung quartet – headed by trumpeter Axel Dorner and bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall – and featuring work by Jan Roder and drummer Uli Jennessen. The style is similar to that on some of Dorner's other recent ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet mellow groover from the mighty Lamont Dozier – a set that's not nearly as well known as his earlier work of the 70s, but one that has the Motown man still riding strong! In contrast to the fuller, clubbier grooves of Dozier's ABC work, most of the tunes here are a bit more laidback ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nicely priced collection of work The Dramatics recorded for ABC in the late 70s – quite different than their earlier sides for Stax/Volt, with a smooth harmony approach that pushed them even further into the limelight than before! The group's got some excellent male leads that really make ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sweetly smooth grooving from The Dramatics – tighter than their years at Stax, but still tremendous stuff vocally – with a sound that mixes the rough and the sweet like nobody else! The album features works by a number of different producers – including group members Ron Banks ... (Soul) read moreCD
Classic! The Dramatics first 2 LPs are like nothing else in the group soul genre, and they're put here back to back on this great deal of a CD! Besides the excellent title cut, Whatcha See... has an excellent mix of funk and soul, with cuts like "In The Rain", "Get Up and Get ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great lost dubs from Mikey Dread, whose radio showed delivered the Jamaican roots message to both the initiated and those yet to be converted for years. Mighty dubs under Dread's direction, with an all star cast featuring Sly Dunbarm, Horsemouth Wallace, Santa Davis, Ranchie McLean, Robbie ... (Reggae) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Eddie Drennon & BBS Unlimited —
Collage ... CD Friends & Co, 1975. Used ....
A 70s New York classic – the first and best album by Eddie Drennon! Eddie's got a unique sound that's part soul and part Latin – grooving here in a Latin Hustle mode that brings together gliding strings, floating chorus vocals, and a heavier funk-based set of rhythms that really kicks ... (Soul) read moreCD
A wonderful album from George Duke – and one of our favorite records from his legendary years at Columbia! George Duke's always had plenty of Brazilian elements in his music – but this album really brings them all together – offering up a perfect blend of Duke's keyboards and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet bit of modern funk from George Duke – working here in a mode that's definitely tighter and more soul-based than his trippier albums of the early 70s – but also in a groove that's pretty darn sweet! George wonderfully blends together his jazz roots and some of the wider soul ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Heavily layered work from George Duke – a record that seems to push all his influences and aspects at once, sometimes getting in the way of each other, but sometimes making for some very nice grooves! The best tunes on the set are those that have a bit of space in them – letting Duke ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. 1991 Sony special products pressing.)
A late 70s classic from jazzy funk master George Duke! Master Of The Game is an excellent mix of jazz, smooth soul, and Latin riffing – really a perfect blend of styles that shows not only how far George's sound had progressed throughout the 70s, it also charts the development of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Radikal soul from the Philly Underground – a full album of work by Vikter Duplaix, one of the most important Philly talents of recent years, finally stepping out in his own set! Vikter's been making his mark in recent years with great contributions on compilations, singles, and remix ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Dylan & The Band's legendary Basement Tapes – those amazing late 60s Woodstock recordings – and an album that was a classic long before it was officially released in the mid 70s! Bootleg after bootleg of some these recordings might have sold enough copies on the grey market in the ... (Rock) read moreCD
A mix of instrumental and vocal hip hop – featuring the work of DJ Ollie Teeba, Mass Influence, Yeshua Da Poed, Juice Aleem, and Burak Agca. Tracks include "Ground Zero", "The Essence", "Bahian B Boy", "The Plan", "Homing In", "Dedicated& ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Dynamites featuring Charles Walker —
Kaboom! ... CD Outta Sight, 2007. Used ....
A fierce full album of grooves from Nashville's funky Dynamites – most of which features vocals from 60s soul legend Charles Walker! The Dynamites have a groove that's quite classic – tight rhythms, topped by razor-sharp horns – Tennessee soul with distinct late 60s overtones, ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Gritty funk from East Of Underground – an uber-obscure LP recorded in 1971 by a group of US Army serviceman at the Armed Forces Network studios in Frankfurt, Germany – originally used as a recruiting tool during the Vietnam war! Given the strength of the set, we wouldn't be surprised ... (Soul) read moreCD
A killer batch of work from Eastside Connection – one of the hippest soul groups on the LA scene of the 70s, and a key link to that city's older tradition of Latino soul! Eastside Connection have a sound that's a bit more smooth and aimed at the clubs than earlier LA groups of their type ... (Soul) read moreCD
A real lost chapter in the career of Mr B – 60s recordings made for Motown, done at a time when the label was cutting some great vocal material! Although Billy got his start in jazzier territory, the tracks on this set have him working with larger arrangements, in a fuller more mature male ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Mid school MC Edo G teams up with mid school-to-the-future maestro Pete Rock for a back-to-basics set of blueprint hip hop! Pete lays off the mellower soul flourishes that work into his style on occasion for a more rugged, funky beats approach here to better suit Ed. Straight up, no BS hip hop! ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Edwards Hand —
Stranded ... CD Wizard/Grapefruit (UK), 1970. Used ....
A great second album from Edwards Hand – one with a rougher-looking cover than the first, but a sound that's still as sweet overall! George Martin's still helping the pair out on production, and their Brit pop harmonies are still out front in the mix – but this time around, the songs ... (Rock) read moreCD
We've been fans of El Da Sensai from the Artifacts days, and he doesn't disappoint with his latest effort, where he reminisces about the glory days of the early 90s, which we definitely agree was in many ways a golden age of hip hop. He recaptures that vibe here with beats by J Rawls, P Original, ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print original pressing with a slightly different cover.)
Three slices of rare work by Duke Ellington – all recorded previously as semi-private recordings, and issued here in a short-lived 70s set! As you'd guess by the title, the tracks are all in "suite" form – that broader compositional style that dominated Ellington's later work ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great collection of the first wave of work from late 70s Detroit harmony group Enchantment – the best of their recordings for United Artists, and a set that's put together with a real focus on the group's mellower tracks! Like The Dramatics at the time, Enchantment had a newly ... (Soul) read moreCD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Enterout Trio —
Pink Ivory ... CD Multikulti Project (Poland), 2009. Used ....
Just Sold Out!