Given where Ray Manzarek's career was going in the years after the breakup of The Doors, it's hard to say the whole thing's "out of control" – but we will admit that the album's a really compelling one, with some great moments that make us tip our hat to Mr M! There's a really ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of Memphis funk from the 70s! The 60s version of The Mar-Keys was more of a rocking instrumental group – but the 70s version has a much harder sound, and a lot more of a tendency to funk things up. This album features them running through instrumental versions of a number of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining on the back, and some light wear.)
Some of the earliest work as a leader by Charlie Mariano – 2 early 50s 10" LPs, compiled back to back on one LP! Even at this early stage, Charlie's got a sound that's extremely strong – blowing alto sax with a soulfulness that was rarely heard on the instrument, using a strong ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish reissue pressing, from the 80s – but long out of print!)
Heavy funk from Teena Marie – a self-produced killer for mid 80s Epic Records – done with some even bolder grooves than before, in ways that definitely show the hallmarks of the Prince generation! The 80s was a hell of a good time to be a female funk artist on her own – and Teena ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases.)
Cracklin' hot work by Orlando Marin and his orchestra – so cracklin' hot that Orlando's in a fireman's outfit on the cover! Orlando's on timbales and Chivirico Davila sings on some cuts, and the band's got a tight battery of percussionists that keep the groove going at nearly every moment. ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pigmeat recorded live before a very enthusiastic crowd – working at the Howard Theater with routines that also include performances by Edna Mae Harris and Chuck Thompson. The album features an early take on the "Judge" routine, plus "Country Boy", "Fast News", ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(60s blue label Chess stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, staining, a cutout hole, and a bit of marker on the back.)
Bob Marley —
Exodus ... LP Island, 1977. Very Good- ....
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One of our favorite Wailers LPs – as solid a statement as Marley had made, and to our ears, the finest moment of his later career. The album features classics like "Natural Mystic", "Three Little Birds", "One Love/People Get Ready" and the excellent, driving ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, light staining along the bottom, and a bit of pen.)
Rare mid 80s recordings from singer Bunny Marrett – a largely unrheralded hero of the Bristol reggae scene of that decade – and a 6 track set of strong work that's gone unreleased until now! Recorded in '86, Marrett plays rhythm guitar and sings, with a band that includes Glen Crooks, ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Martha & The Muffins —
Danseparc ... LP RCA, 1983. Very Good+ ....
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One of the best albums ever from Martha & The Muffins – one of the coolest groups on the Canadian scene of the early 80s! The group do a great job of picking up some of the best post-punk influences of the British and American scenes of the time – slightly funky rhythms, jagged ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Martha and the girls open up nicely in the live setting on this one – moving past the stock Motown modes of their famous singles, and coming across as a gutsier soul act than we might have expected! The set was recorded live at the 20 Grand club in Detroit, before a very lively crowd – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner and splitting on the spine.)
Pretty incredible work from the team of Stu Martin and John Surman – sounding a lot fuller than you'd expect from a two-musician set of duets like this! Martin's not only playing drums, but also some EMS synthesizers – creating wild effects on the best tracks, matched nicely with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey electric work from guitarist Pat Martino – a record that seems to be as concerned with sound overall as it is with the jazz stylings of Martino's guitar – and we mean that in a good way! The older modes of Martino's 60s soul jazz work are very far gone by now – but in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album from guitarist Pat Martino – caught here at a key point when he was breaking out of his earlier soul jazz roots, and going for a more complicated style that showed he was picking up a lot of spiritual influences from the Coltrane generation. The record's got a core group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover's bottom three inches have staining, peeling, and clear tape, with some more staining on the back.)
Anthology ... LP Motown, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ....
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The Marvelettes were one of Motown's first successful acts – and given their strong run during the 60s, they also proved to be one of the label's most consistent! This 2LP set is loaded with excellent material by the group – and titles include "Please Mr Postman", "Playbo ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has tape and peeling on the spine, clear tape holding the bottom seams, and a small sticker on back.)
It's the official MOP mixtape set, issued in its completed form on wax – plus a whole separate set of bonus tracks! Part 1 (Marxmen Cinema) includes "The Money Got Lost", "Bloody Murdah", "Get Down", "Easy", "Nine And Two Clips", "My ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hats off to Hugh Masekela – one of the few artists who could record for the Casablanca label and never manage to lose his own sense of sound and spirit! The album's a surprisingly great one, filled with the kinds of subtle touches and earthy soul we've always loved in Hugh's music – ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, tape on the spine, and a small sticker.)
A well-done set from Barbara Mason – one that's light years from her earlier soul work, and which takes her strongly into more mature territory! The approach is a bit Philly disco, a bit mellower soul – and the more laidback cuts actually work the best – bubbling along like a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear & a name in large letters on both sides. Labels have some pen.)
A really great step forward for Barbara Mason – a record that's got her working in a more mature mode than before, and a deeper soul style as well! One of the bigger developments of Barbara Mason's career was her participation in the "answer song" cycle that circulated around ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark record – not just for Barbara Mason, or for female Philly soul – but for the role of women in soul music too! The title cut is a stunner – an honest, earnest, yearning message from a youngster ready to take the next step – a bit creepy at times when you come to ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Curtom's definitely fishing for a new sound by this point – and they've gone and pulled in outside help from the east coast, teaming the talents of Philly groove maestro Bunny Sigler with Barbara Mason, who was emerging as a club diva at the time. Every track is uptempo and club-oriented, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive! This is probably the best-ever album of rollerskating grooves – and is the most famous entry into a short-lived funk genre that sprung up around the rollerskating craze of the late 70s and early 80s. The rollerskate sound took a tight stepping funk groove from earlier years, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty wild batch of disco tunes – a suite of tracks loosely based around the Pinocchio theme, with vocals by the group Masquerade and arrangements by Boris Midney! The project's definitely got all the best Midney hallmarks in place – especially his penchant for longer tracks with ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2LP promo version. Cover has unglued seams and sticker residue.)
Mass Production —
Believe ... LP Cotillion, 1977. Near Mint- ....
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A massive stormer from Mass Production – a set that has the group's full, funky sound hitting right on the money for most of the cuts – then stepping back to let in a few mellower moments too! These guys were definitely at the top of their game at this point – moving in territory ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Definitely in a city groove here – as the record bounces along with a really wicked mix of 80s boogie and modern soul – almost better than before, and a great example of the self-contained energy that Mass Production had at their height! Tunes are simple, but confident – stepping ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet grooves from Mass Production – a great little set that goes way beyond ensemble funk and boogie! The set begins with a slightly mellower, more laidback feel than some of their other records, and that really sets the scene for the rest of the album – keeping a more well-rounded ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Uptempo ensemble funk from Mass Production, very much in a post-EWF vein. The group does a good job of layering guitars, keys, horns and percussion together in a tight, bass heavy mode, we'd say our only wish is that they were a touch stronger in the vocal performances, which though nice enough, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
The group may be named Mass Production, but their sound is anything but – a really special fusion of key instrumental talents and vocal elements – all brought together in one of the tightest ensemble funk grooves of the time! Mass Production draw a bit from an Earth Wind & Fire ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early album from Chris Massey – son of the great Cal Massey! The set features a young Bil Frisell on guitars, plus Dave Gordon on organ and Brian Gephart on saxes and wood flutes. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Shekinah ... LP United Dairies (UK), Mid 80s. Near Mint- ....
Masta Killa continues to keep the Wu Tang flag flying with pride – with appearances by nearly the whole clique – including Ghostface, Raekwon, RZA, Meth, Deck, U-God and GZA – plus production by the mighty Pete Rock, MF Doom, Bronz Nazareth and others! Tracks include "Then ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl on Side B has a mark that plays with a light click.)
14 tracks in all, including "Subliminal", "Raiders of the Lost Art", "3rd Movement", "Good Morning Night", "Step by Step" featuring Murs, and "September In New York". ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Masters At Work —
Album ... LP Cutting, 1993. Very Good- 2LP ....
Early work from Kenny & Louie – featuring 2 albums divided up into "raw" and "club" sides, but it's all classic underground house to us. Titles include "The Buddah Chant", "I Can't Get No Sleep", "The Buff Dance", "Blood Vibes", ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear & some creasing. Vinyl has a few clicks.)
A wonderful record – the first of only a few from this unique group that featured Buddy Montgomery on vibes, Monk Montgomery on electric bass, Richie Crabtree on piano, and Benny Barth on drums! The lineup's a bit like that of the Modern Jazz Quartet in the 50s, but the sound is something ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some marker on front and tape on back.)
Although Mireille Mathieu's overblown vocal style is sort of a strange choice for the cool arrangements that Ennio Morricone was scoring during the early 70s, this classic meeting of Mathieu and Morricone is an enduring album that offers some of the most famous vocal interpretations ever of ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing, including the insert. Cover has some writing in pen.)
(Cover has a small name in pen, tape on the spine, and a promo stamp.)
Johnny Mathis —
Ole ... LP Mercury, 1964. Very Good+ ....
An unusual Latin-themed album from Johnny Mathis – one that uses the drama of Spain, the exotic sounds of South America, and even a bit of bossa nova – all to help Johnny hit some new styles in his music! Backings are by Allyn Ferguson, and still cast perfectly for Mathis' vocals ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Matthews —
Dune ... LP CTI, 1977. Near Mint- ....
Funky spaciness from one of the 70's best arrangers! The set's a largeish orchestral work dedicated to Dune and other sci-fi books and films. Sounds goofy, but it's pretty darn great – and Dave Matthews takes his work with James Brown and makes the whole thing come out pretty darn funky. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really nice set from Ian Matthews – who cut his teeth a few years earlier with Fairport Convention – and gets a little help here from fellow Fairporters Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson. Ian's warmth in the vocal department really glows here – and the sound overall brings in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US white label promo, with the swirl label. Cover has some wear.)
A real shift in sound for John Mayall – as the album lives up to its title, and mostly features solo work from the artist! Through the magic of overdubbing, Mayall's singing here along with his own work on organ, harmonica, and guitar – and apart from some brief additional drum work ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear, with some minor splitting on the spine.)
A live record of a couple of shows from 1971 in Boston and New York. The lineup includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Clifford Solomon playing saxes, Ron Selico on percussion, Larry Taylor playing bass guitar, Freddy Robinson on guitar and Mayall plays harmonica, guitar and piano. The first side ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy work from John Mayall – a double-length set from the early 70s, featuring some great help from American soul jazz musicians! The group here is small, and the lineup features Red Holloway on saxes, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Sugarcane Harris on violin ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A clubbier album than usual from Curtis Mayfield – a mid 70s attempt to move onto the dancefloor, but a set that's still got the undeniable Mayfield charm! Half the tracks here were done in collaboration with disco maestro Gil Askey – and these numbers are longer tracks that soar and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album that's often overlooked amidst the flurry of early 70's releases on Curtom, but which stands as one of Mayfield's greatest from the 70s! In fact, we'd say that the album's one that we enjoy putting on more than most – because the songs are less familiar, and not nearly as ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
Curtis Mayfield's still very firmly on track with this set – recording in his new hometown of Atlanta, but also working with Chicago talents like Rich Tufo and Morris Jennings – all in a warm mellow groove that's totally great! The style's a bit more contemporary than the Curtom years, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dynamite stuff – and one of a few excellent comeback albums recorded by Percy Mayfield in his later years! The record really moves past Percy's blues roots – into territory that has some stronger elements of modern sounds, yet which also still preserves all the soulfulness of his ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frankie Beverly and crew can't miss at this point – and as usual, Maze stands head and shoulders above most of its soul contemporaries from the time. The overall feel is nice and warm, with plenty of focus on Frankie's sweet smooth vocals – and the band grooves behind him in a slightly ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you've ever wondered why Maze cut so many live albums in their career, listen to this one and wonder no further. This great live set recorded in LA is filled with the kind of tight, yet mellow soul grooves that made the group huge in the late 70's and early 80's. The live performances add new ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some light wear.)
One of the most outside sets we've heard from Rob Mazurek in years – a combination of his own cornet and work on ring modulator – creating a blend of jazz and electronics that's really mindblowing! Mazurek's not alone in his creative expressions – as he's joined here by a group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download. Cover has one slightly-bumped corner.)
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Letta Mbulu – a perfect mix of her Soweto roots and the funky styles of her adopted California home! The album's the only one that Mbulu ever recorded for Fantasy Records – and the style brings together those great sing-song vocal modes perfected ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eihts third LP, with a few tracks produced by Muggs thrown into the mix, in addition to Slip's beats. Includes "Me & My B*tch", "Can I Get Mine", "Got Cha Humpin", "Hit The Floor" and "When All Hell Breaks Loose". ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Keep On Keepin On", "Have U Ever", "Everyday", "Cold Rock A Party", "TRG (The Rap Game)", "One On One", "Zodiac", "Druglord Superstar", and "Two Seater". ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cutout notch.)
MCB ... LP Epic, 1983. Very Good+ ....
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Super-tight funk from MCB – a group with a former Cameo pedigree, bumping out here into the lean, mean, sound of early 80s soul! The trio features Aaron Mills (the M), TC Campbell (the C), and Jeryl Bright (the B) – all working in that great stripped-down mode you'll find on some of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in large letters, a promo stamp, some pen, light wear, and a spot of tape.)
A killer little set from Les McCann – one of his greatest records of the 60s, thanks to a fair bit of Latin Soul influences! The album's got a groove that's much grittier than Les' other work – a solid, soulful emphasis on bottom rhythms – which are mostly in a boogaloo and shing- ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some aging, and a bit of pencil.)
Les McCann —
Fish This Week ... LP Blue Note, 1960s/1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ....
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A 70s set that collects tracks from Les early years at World Pacific – playing in a very popular 60s soul jazz blend of jazz and gospel influences. Most titles feature Ron Jefferson on drums, but rare groove master Paul Humphrey appears on two songs, and Charles Kynard makes a cameo ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best of Les McCann's 70s Atlantic recordings, and one that captures him with a lot of fire and funkiness – and none of the looser modes of other recordings from the time! Les sings on about half the cuts – but the focus is still quite strongly on his funky jazz, which makes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Les McCann & The Jazz Crusaders —
Jazz Waltz ... LP Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good ....
A real cooker – and a stone soulful set that works some real magic at so many levels! First off, the record brings together two of the hottest talents on the west coast scene of the 60s – pianist Les McCann, and the firey young Jazz Crusaders – who are really burning here with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has wear, aging, some splitting and red marker on the back. Vinyl plays with some surface noise.)
A nice session of west coast soul jazz – and one that has Les McCann fronting the soulful group of Gerald Wilson. Les sings on a few tracks, but these are mostly sleepy covers of bluesy standards – like "Please Send Me Someone To Love" and "Since I Fell For You". ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on front.)
Paul McCartney —
Tug Of War ... LP Columbia, 1982. Very Good+ ....
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Country soul from OB McClinton – kind of a mix of Clarence Carter and Charly Pride, but with a lot more Charly than Clarence. The set's a live one, with OB doing a lot of hip patter with the crowd – and titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "The Lord Knows I' ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass —
Big Band Jazz ... LP Umbrella, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ....
One of the hardest to find albums by this lost 60s soul jazz vibist – and all of his albums are pretty darn hard to find! The album's also perhaps his best – as Freddie takes a little more straight funky jazz approach, and loses some of the pop feel of his other albums. There's 2 ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Side 2 has a mark that plays with a light click on track one. Cover has a cut corner, a peeled spot on the spine, some moisture staining, a small split on the top seam, and some creasing along the opening.)
Van McCoy at the top of his game – stepping out strongly into the limelight with this massive disco set – after working in the background for years as one of the best arrangers, producers, and songwriters in the east coast soul scene of the 60s and 70s! The title hit is obviously the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Despite being something of a one hit wonder, and despite getting royally screwed by the TK label, George McCrae actually helped shape the sound of southern soul in the 70's, and made sure that the Miami soul sound was heard around the world. This UK "best of" features George's incredible ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second of George's self-titled albums for TK – a bit more polished than the first, but still very much in the classic Miami soul mode of the 70s! The disco groove is firmly in place on the set, and George is working with producer Willie Clarke, in a smooth mix of snapping percussion and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer bit of southern soul from Gwen McCrae – one that's in the best tradition of Miami work of the time, but which also takes Gwen into even deeper territory vocally! The record's got a mature depth that we totally love – a quality that shows the key "adult" transitions ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone killer from Gwen McCrae – a set that's light years past the deep soul of Gwen's Miami roots – and which is given a tight, modern spin by the great Webster Lewis! Lewis produced, and plays plenty of keyboards here – and his fusion-inspired groove really helps unlock a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album