A great cooker from the glory days of Ernestine Anderson on Concord Records – a time when the singer was rediscovered, and revamped in a bit of a bluesy mode – reaching a wide new audience at the time! Her vocals really shine at this point in her career, as she lets loose with a bit ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner, and the CD has a promotional sticker.)
A fresh album from one of the stronger partnerships in avant garde jazz – sax titan Fred Anderson and drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake – joined by some of the finest Chicago based players for set of slowbuilding, generously spacious material that might be even better their previous ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, & William Parker —
Blue Winter ... CD Eremite, 2005. New Copy 2 CDs ...
A beautiful tribute to the strengths of these players working together in a trio – the sense of respect and patience they each have for each other – letting the sound come at just the right moment in just the right way, as things build together in this amazing way – then leap ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums to come from the New York underground of the early 80s – even if it was a relatively big "hit" on a major label! Laurie Anderson is in perfect form here – drawing on a strong tradition of avant garde performance, but without any of the indulgences ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a fairly large patch of light adhesive residue on front.)
(Cover has masking tape over the top & bottom seams, light wear and some tape on the spine with a small rip.)
Marisa Anderson —
Mercury ... CD Mississippi/Important Records, 2013. New Copy ...
Lovely instrumental work from Marisa Anderson – guitar sounds both acoustic and electric, played in a style that's certainly folksy – but often a bit less traditional than you might expect! There's these cool darker tones around the edges here – a quality that maybe starts with ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Ray Anderson, Han Bennink & Christy Doran —
Azurety ... CD Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1994. Used ...
Some of the warmest grooves we've heard so far from Osunlade – a beautiful selection of tracks that work perfectly together – almost as if the artist himself had a hand in their creation! The tracks follow strongly in the vein of organic house that Osunlade's always brought us – ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later work from Ernie Andrews – a singer we mostly know from his early 60s albums on Dot and Capitol – standout west coast jazz sets that marked Ernie as one of the real up-and-comers on that scene. The format here is a bit mellower than those records, but still pretty darn great ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy funk from Ruby Andrews – one of our favorite singles by her! "Boo Boo" is a slow, hard, snapping monster – begins with a tight funky intro, then rolls into Ruby doing some totally hard hard hard soul vocals! "Gotta Break Away" is sweeter, but a great little ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Includes a number of original songs by Andrews – who plays alto and tenor in a quartet! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Horace Andy —
Get Wise ... CD Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ...
Prime 70s work from Horace Andy – recorded in this laidback, soul-drenched style that almost recalls the Kingston sound of a few years before! The setting is very earthy and up-close – a perfect placement for Andy's really unique vocals, which almost approximate some of the more ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Wild! Long before she was a hipster poet, and even longer before she was the Poet Laureate, Maya cut this early album of calypso tracks for Liberty – with a rootsy sound that's actually pretty darn nice! Maya wrote a larger number of the tracks, and backing is by Tommy Tedesco on guitar and ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Side 1 has marks that click on tracks three and four. Cover has some aging, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the spine, and some stains on the back.)
Angles 9 —
Injuries ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ...
Wonderful work from this Swedish collection – a group of players you might know from their excellent work on the Moserobie label, coming together here in one of their most ambitious projects ever! The lineup is relatively large, but the sound is nice and lean – as many musicians often ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful work from this Swedish collection – a group of players you might know from their excellent work on the Moserobie label, coming together here in one of their most ambitious projects ever! The lineup is relatively large, but the sound is nice and lean – as many musicians often ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great follow-up EP to Anika's addictive Stones Throw debut – a darkness-tinged batch of covers – bringing some great songs by The Kinks, The Crystals, Chromatics and Shocking Blue along with a pair of dubbed up versions of earlier Anika singles. There's a bit of no wave vibe of stark ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really classic-styled Christmas album from Paul Anka – proof that he's a singer who's really improved with age! The record's got a solid depth that rivals the later Holiday efforts from Tony Bennett – and like those gems, Anka's album has this inherent sense of time and history that ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
Hans Anliker, Gunter Muller & Mich Gerber —
Zeitzeichen ... CD For 4 Ears (Switzerland), 1990. Used ...
Just to get things straight: Ann's the Beauty and Al's the Beard – and they're paired together in this surprisingly tasty set that stands as one of Ann's jazziest albums for RCA! Part of the strength is from arranger Marty Paich, who has Al's trumpet and Ann's voice working with a small ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)
Anoushka's a duo, as you might have guessed from the image on the cover – and a great one at that, with these sublime spacey soul vocals from Victoria Port, mixed with her own keyboards and more beats and keys from Max Wheeler! The music's got a lean quality, but also soars with a cosmic ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Anoushka's a duo, as you might have guessed from the image on the cover – and a great one at that, with these sublime spacey soul vocals from Victoria Port, mixed with her own keyboards and more beats and keys from Max Wheeler! The music's got a lean quality, but also soars with a cosmic ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anti Pop Consortium is back after a lengthy hiatus – and it's a blast – laser cauterized funk beats, squealing synth funk, and innovative rhymes from Beans, Blaize, Hi Priest and Sayyid! The crew is in a unique position for this comeback record, in that they can pick up pretty close to ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two stormers from Antibalas! "Dirty Money" is one of their boldest cuts in years – a tune that leaps right out of the grooves, right from the start – thanks to plenty of searing Afro Funk rhythms, and even moreso to a wicked Hammond part that burns beautifully for the first ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A sweet funky 45 from Antibalas – one that reminds us just how seriously these guys take the "funk" part of their Afro Funk groove! The tune builds slowly – with raspy guitar lines over rumbling drums – then explodes with the kind of organ-woven groove we first loved ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... (French) read moreCD
The album's only got two long tracks – but both of them are more than enough to make it great! "Kalabuley Woman" takes up all of side one – and the tune's got this wickedly dubby approach to funk – almost like Cymande at the start, but then filled up with all these ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums ever from this great German drummer – a set that's got some of the tightest, most snappingest cuts that Charly ever cut – done with a very hip group that features Jiggs Whigham on trombone, Shake Keane on trumpet, and Wilton Bogey Gaynair on tenor and flute ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing. Cover has a small IMS sticker in one corner.)
Charly Antolini Jazz Power —
Caravan ... CD Bell (Germany), 1985. Used ...
Arnaldo Antunes —
Disco ... CD Radar (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ...
Not disco like you'd hear in a nightclub in the 70s, but a record that shows the continuing creativity of Arnaldo Antunes – easily one of the best Brazilian songwriters of the past decade or so! The album's a bit more straightforward musically than some of Antunes' earliest recordings, but ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A nice little spacey club soul EP on Brownswood – actually the duo of singer/songwriter Victoria Port and producer Max Wheeler – and it's very promising stuff! Brownswood has a been a vital source for burgeoning progressive dancefloor talent for years now, and the depth continues to ... (New Grooves) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Aorta ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ...
A lost heavy rock classic from the Dunwich Production team – recorded in Michigan, but with extra orchestral backing in Chicago – for an approach that gives the record a slightly pop quality that tempers the harder rock sound nicely. The songs are actually pretty catchy, in a post-Summe ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and a crease across the front.)
Aphex Twin —
Syro ... CD Warp, 2014. New Copy ...
The first proper full length album by Aphex Twin in more than a dozen years – and like all of his preceding efforts, he transcends all electronic music genre distinctions, delivering a sound that's distinctly his own – a sound that'll stand the test of time! Glance at the ultra-complica ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
The first proper full length album by Aphex Twin in more than a dozen years – and like all of his preceding efforts, he transcends all electronic music genre distinctions, delivering a sound that's distinctly his own – a sound that'll stand the test of time! Glance at the ultra-complica ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(3LP gatefold on heavy, high quality vinyl. Includes download.)
Early 70s Afro Funk treasures by the Apostles on a stunning 45 – material mined in a joint effort by Academy & Voodoo Funk – both among of the most reverent and respectful diggers of rare African recordings around these days! The Apostles have a unique vibe of their own, though ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Duplex ... CD Shitkatapult (Germany), 2003. Used ...
A sweet funky groover from this quirky little group – a cut that has this great snapping drum on the bottom, but warm vocals over the top! The male lead has a nice edge, which mixes with this great flute line and the great female backup – all to create this complex interplay of colors ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working here for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of great albums from this Norman Connors side project! Fantasy is righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers ... (Soul) read moreCD
A wonderful debut from Aquarian Dream – a group who first appeared under the direction of Norman Connors – and who also have lots of the same blend of jazz, soul, and funk you'd find in Connors' own music of the time! Yet Aquarian Dream are very much their own bag, too – a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting, waviness in the bottom corners, and a bit of separation of paste-on from the back.)
A lot jazzier than later work – thanks to backing from the Mundell Lowe Quartet – who really help the group hit some sweet harmonies! Eddie Costa plays vibes and piano, and Phil Bodner is on clarinet and flute. (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully sweet pop from The Arbors – a crucially overlooked vocal quartet from the end of the 60s – one who fused earlier harmony modes with some of the hipper styles of the Sunshine Pop generation! A decade before, and the group might have been a standard Four Freshman copy – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, with some aging and a bit of pen on the back.)
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Arctic Monkeys —
Humbug ... CD Domino, 2009. Used Gatefold ...
A bit later than classic vintage for the UK jazz-rock scene – but a set that's right up there with the best of the early years, thanks to a flurry of keyboards from the great Neil Ardley! Neil's keys have more of a 70s feel than some of the 60s elements used before – heavy on Arp ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A long-overdue collection of work from the legendary Jack Arel – one of the lesser-known sound library composers of the late 60s and early 70s – but a true giant in his funky field, as you'll hear by the great music on this set! Arel is French, but he often wrote for British sources ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
A sweet session of 70s electric jazz – recorded as a unique live all-star outing by a group of Arista's best jazz players at the time! The group's an octet, but plays together in differing formations throughout the record – with Warren Bernhardt on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxes, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Joan Armatrading's real classics of the 70s – a record that perfectly blends her acoustic soul with some slightly tighter arrangements – but all at a level that still feels really personal and spontaneous! Joan's unique singing style is very much upfront – that individual ... (Soul) read moreCD
A classic bit of Chicago soul! "Stone Good Lover" is a mellow number from Jo – a warm bit of deep soul with a really great feel. The track was a real underground classic, and it's still one of the best records ever from this vastly under-rated singer. "Urge" is an ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra —
Farewell ... CD Orenda, 2014. Used ...
Ambassador Satch is a key statement of Armstrong's global power in the postwar years, a time when the State Department was using his talents to mend fences and open doors after WWII. The material is Armstrong at his best comeback stretch – and most of these recall the classic sound of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Louis Armstrong hits the Flying Dutchman label – and unlocks a whole new spiritual side of his talents – a mode that's quite different than some of his crossover pop of the 60s! The style here has a bit of righteous elements in the lyrics, and lots of spiritual jazz in the backings ... (Jazz) read moreCD