The heretofore unreleased solo album from Don Rich – guitarist and bandleader in Buck Owens' Buckaroos – and a prime architect in the Bakersfield honky tonk sound! As distinct and recognizable as his voice is, it's hard to believe that Don Rich doesn't have a half dozen proper albums ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
If this is an appetizer, we can't wait until the full meal! Eric Roberson initially put this set together to whet people's appetite for his next album – which is still a long way off – but in doing so, he realized that he had way more tracks than he thought for the original EP, and he ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A heavily reworked version of Eric Roberson's massive Vault album – one of our favorite new soul releases of the past few years! This version shares a cover and title with the first version, but overall, it's practically a whole new record – with 8 songs out of 12 that are completely ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Bryn Roberts —
Fables ... CD Nineteen Eight, 2013. Used ....
The important first album by singer Judy Roberts – an excellent jazz talent with a sound that's up there with the best jazz fusion vocalists of the 70s! Judy comes at the end of a decade that scored big recordings for singers like Flora Purim and Urzula Dudziak – and she's easily as ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A sweet set of vocal tracks from Judy Roberts – a mix of original tunes and a few covers, all done with a warm fusiony style, and plenty of Brazilian touches! Judy's at the height of her powers here – partly jazzy, partly in a songstress mode that's inspired by the advances that female ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of the many famous sessions in which Tito's successful 60s group was transported to various points in the South and Central American Latin touring circuit. This one was recorded by UA Latino in the 60s, and is reissued here by the Raiz label. The sound is very classic, with tight playing by ... (Latin) read moreCD
The 10th album in a legendary 70s run from Roberto Roena and Apollo Sound – a set that has the group deepening their emotion and social themes a bit more than before! The core Apollo Sound is still very firmly in place here – with tight salsa-heavy horns offset by a saxophone, plus ... (Latin) read moreCD
A landmark live set from the Rolling Stones – featuring material from their smoking tour of 1969! The set really captures the Stones at their most nasty – that great turning point when their edge was maybe sharpest of ever, right in the best Let It Bleed mode – but with even more ... (Rock) read moreCD
Way more than the disco cash-in some folks thought at the time – and a surprisingly classic set that perfectly sums up the late 70s Stones ethos – and, in a way, the vibe of a changing New York! Titles include "Miss You", "Beast Of Burden", "Shattered", ... (Rock) read moreCD
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very vibrant work from trumpeter Wallace Roney – the sort of record that seems to burst out strongly even on the ballads – which is no surprise, given Wallace's tone at the time! The group here is a strong one for Roney – Antonio Hart on alto, Geri Allen on piano, Ron Carter on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The incredible second album from Roxy Music – picking up right where the self titled album left off – ratcheting up the excitement even more thanks to Ferry's extra dramatic songs, Eno's unpredictable synthesizer and tape manipulations, and a driving approach to the performances by the ... (Rock) read moreCD
A beautiful later score from the legendary Miklos Rosza – a masterpiece that draws on all of his many years in film, yet serves things up with a more subtle approach than before! There's a sense of space here that we don't always hear in Rosza – almost a pausing between the notes, ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Gonzalo Rubalcaba —
Avatar ... CD Blue Note, 2007. Used ....
A classic early album by Chaka Khan and the jazzy soul group Rufus – and the record that pushed them over the top, chartwise! The album features their huuuuuge hit "Tell Me Something Good", a simply incredible workout that was the perfect mainstream showcase for Chaka's great voice ... (Soul) read moreCD
Charles Rumback's the drummer in the group, but what we really love are the saxes – alto from Greg Ward and tenor from Joshua Sclar, played in these ways that are both complex and spontaneous – coming together often, but breaking out with great power on their own! Rumback's drums are ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A key album of 80s southern blues from Bobby – done in the slightly electrified, slightly modern style that was coming out of the Jackson scene at the time – in a way that helped find a home for so many artists after the decline of southern soul in the 70s! Material like this made ... (Blues) read moreCD
Sweet grooves from the lovely lady – one of Patrice Rushen's last truly great albums, and a masterpiece of 80s groove with lots of jazzy touches! The keyboard sound has evolved a bit here – compressed with more electronic percussion than on Patrice's earlier records, but still done ... (Soul) read moreCD
Patrice Rushen —
Posh ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ....
Nothing Posh about this one – as the album's an all-out all-access affair! Patrice is at the height of her powers here – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in a sublime blend of 70s jazz funk and Minnie Riperton-esque soul! The whole album's ... (Soul) read moreCD
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hal Russell & NRG Ensembel with Charles Tyler —
Generation ... CD Nessa/Chief (UK), 1982. Used ....
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Great work from the key years of British guitarist Ray Russell – a previously-unissued tape, but one that stands right up there with his best albums of the time! The style here is quite free at times – Russell's guitar working in a quintet with Harry Beckett on trumpet and flugelhorn, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A full length debut from Rusty Chains – a husky voiced, battle rhymer from Chicago. Battle Scars. . .keeps in with the tradition of straight up, no BS Chicago underground – nothing but tough, out front rhymes with a solid bottom laid down by producer Kaz 1. 15 tracks: "The ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
It's been 8 years since Sade's last album, but rest assured, she's still pretty much the same! Her vocals are as lovely as ever – with that indescribable floating quality that always sends us, no matter how many times we've heard her songs on the radio. The production is slightly different ... (Soul) read moreCD