A stone funky classic from Ray & His Court – a really weird blend of Latin roots and offbeat 70s elements – all tangled up with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! This album's a bit less straight funk than Ray's "Cookie Crumbs" classic – but that's ... (Soul) read moreCD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)
Some of the tightest funky 70s jamming ever from Ray & His Musical Court, a group that perfectly fuses JB/Horny Horns funk with beat-heavy Afro-Cuban groove! Ray & co. are one of the more obscure funky combos of the era, and it's a damn shame, because the group's tight-as-can-be amalgam of ... (Soul) read moreCD
The first Raydio set from guitarist Ray Parker – an artist who'd worked on countless session gigs by the time of this album, which gave him more than enough chops to get things right from the start! The sound is tight and definitely aimed at the charts, by Ray also brings his own sort of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Not much rock here, but a definite guitar-driven groove – that Ray Parker vamp cooked up in a long legacy of work for other artists – really sparkling here in the frontline of Raydio! The bass is pretty strong too, with that mainstream funk sound that was popping strongly from the west ... (Soul) read moreCD
Includes "Guitar Treatments #6" and "Guitar Treatments #7" from Read & Child, and "To Abandon, Eliminate & Destroy A Spontaneous Tarit Transference In The Key Of C Minor" and "Ridin' High On A Stuffed Quagga Foal (6ft Albino Twat Mix)" by ... (Rock) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A solid and soulful set from Recloose – from stripped down, beats and vocals numbers with guest singers that bring out the emotionalism, and loopy, unpredictable abstract aesthetics, and soul jazzy keys and jazz funk sounds floating in and out. Recloose walks the line between cosmic soul ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
By this point in his career, Eugene Record's come a long way from his roots in Chicago soul – as the record's a smooth uptempo album of modern soul tracks, done in a style that's definitely aiming for the dancefloor. Still, we've got to admit that most of the tracks are pretty nicely done ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful! This is a cool little frame that lets you put a favorite record cover on the wall, without damaging the cover or the record! The frame is much much better than some of the others on the market – and has a black matte aluminum body, with a clear plexiglass front to display the ... (Record & CD Supplies) read moreMisc
An essential brush for record cleaning – very easy to use, and a hell of a value at this price! This cool little baby contains a million lean carbon fibers – which pick up dust from the grooves of a record with ease – using natural static electricity to pull away the grit, and ... (Record & CD Supplies) read moreRecord Care
A super-absorbent sponge that's great for cleaning records – made of viscose, and highly absorbent – and wrapped in a lint-free cloth that keeps away the dust! The sponge is a great one for wiping down dirty records – and it's machine washable too, so you can throw it in the wash ... (Record & CD Supplies) read moreRecord Care
With rhymes by Noble, Seel, Pugslee Atoms, Noble & Jesus, the Family Jewels, Adad, Nico B, Cosmo Galactus, and One Two. 11 tracks in all, including "Then & Now", "Dreaded", "Lala", "Women & Children", "Then & Now", Rise & ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been awhile since we've heard from Red Astaire (aka Freddie Cruger), but it's definitely been worth the wait – as it's given him time to dig through his vaults, and come up with this second volume of rare recordings! Most of these cuts have never been issued before – and represent ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
It's been awhile since we've heard from Red Astaire (aka Freddie Cruger), but it's definitely been worth the wait – as it's given him time to dig through his vaults, and come up with this second volume of rare recordings! Most of these cuts have never been issued before – and represent ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl version – and nearly sold out!!)
Long-lost early work from Red Krayola – a set that's right on a par with their classic Parable Of Arable Land – but maybe even more experimental overall! The tracks are long, and the sound is very obtuse – much farther from rock than before for the trio – and even farther ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mighty Mayo Thompson has had some rich experiences in the global music underground – including time on the Texas psych scene of the late 60s, years in the UK post-punk world, a key role in the German intelligentsia, and a later role again here back in the US! This rich tapestry of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool combat- themed country rock record by The Red Rippers – largely the work of songwriter and Vietnam veteran Lt. Edwin Bankston – and a pretty riveting obscurity from the early 80s private press vaults! The sounds range from breezy, Creedence-styled backdrops and 70s outlaw ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a scratched off promo stamp.)
Red Trio —
Rebento ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ....
Free, fragmented work from the Red Trio of Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums and percussion – a combo who really find a great way to work in a subtle sonic space that unlocks new properties of their instruments! The piano is perhaps the most ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer collection of work by one of the greatest soul singers ever – almost 100 tracks of 60s soul from the legendary Otis Redding – wrapped up here in one mighty sweet package! The music spans the full scope of Redding's growth in the 60s – early solo tracks for Stax Records, ... (Soul) read moreCD
A collection of work from Otis Redding's classic years at Stax Records – all hand-selected by guitarist Steve Cropper, who played on and produced most of Redding's sessions for the label! The package mixes familiar numbers with some rare alternate tracks too – making it way more than ... (Soul) read moreCD
16 of Otis Redding's best numbers, pulled together out of the Stax vaults after Atlantic had more or less completely taken over the Memphis label. Includes "I Can't Turn You Loose", "I've Been Loving You Too Long", "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)", "Try A Little ... (Soul) read moreCD
Awakening ... CD Believe In A Dream/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ....
A great dawn of the 80s set from The Reddings! Its steeped in bouncing bass, snapping rhythms, and plenty of full on groovers from the Reddings trio – a set that has their vocals tightly wrapped around rhythms that are heavy on the boogie and mainstream funk modes of the time! Bass is ... (Soul) read moreCD
A brilliant trio set from three of the most important modernists of the post-Coltrane years – tenorist Dewey Redman, pianist Cecil Taylor, and drummer Elvin Jones – working here in very free formation, especially for the Verve label! Redman's reeds are sharper and more far-reaching ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joshua Redman Elastic Band —
Momentum ... CD Nonesuch, 2005. Used ....
Joshua Redman continues the wonderful groove he first began on his Elastic album – a well-named sound that's filled with lots of modal rhythms and a very soulful spirit! The style's a bit like that growing, more open-ended style of organ jazz at the end of the 60s – especially the sort ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Includes the hit "I'll Bee Dat!", "Well All Rite Cha" featuring Method Man, "Da Goodness" featuring Busta Rhymes, "Da Da DaHHH", "Down South Funk" featuring Erick Sermon and Keith Murray, "Close Ya Doorz", "Let Da Monkey Out", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Redman, where hath thee been? One of the most reliable and unique voices of 90s hip hop finally drops a long delayed second official record in the 00s – after getting killed by Chucky in one of those killer doll movies and a failed sitcom – thankfully picking up his day job right where ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo only release. Cover has a spot of sticker residue.)
Reebop Kwaku Baah —
Reebop ... LP Island, 1972. Very Good ....
One of those British sessions from the early 70s that mix African grooves with British prog rock, in a mode that's similar to some of the Ginger Baker albums from the same time. Percussionist Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah sings on the whole record, but the real strength comes from the ensemble backing ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few American releases cut by the legendary British trumpeter Dizzy Reece – and a great one! The album was strange for Blue Note, in that it was a joint US/UK session – featuring American players Donald Byrd and Art Taylor, along with great Brit players Reece, Tubby Hayes, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic from trumpeter Dizzy Reece – an album cut before his work for Blue Note and Prestige in the US, at a time when he was one of the leading lights on the British modern scene of the 50s! Even at this earlier point, Dizzy's trumpet has a wonderfully bold sound – one that's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s British pressing. Cover has a few very light notes on back, but is otherwise great.)
Pianist Eric Reed is no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this set seems to have a special crackle that really makes it live up to its "adventurous" title! The tunes are all Monk numbers, but all seem to have some even sharper edges than usual – thanks in part to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eric Reed's no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this time around he's got a great approach – a fresh take on these modern classics, served up in soulful ways that definitely fit the "baddest" spirit of the title! There's even more of a rhythmic focus here than in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A smoking live set from Jimmy Reed – filled with the kind of rocking, rollicking numbers that made his bluesy groove an undeniable influence on the UK scene of the 60s! Most numbers begin with a compelling vamp, then have Jimmy taking the lead on vocals – adding in plenty of charm in ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The "biggest" album of Lou Reed's career – in the grand sense – with epic production and a small army of superstar session players and production by spectacle specialist Bob Ezrin – but that's paired with arguably the darkest, gloomiest songcycle ever composed by Lou ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful book version of Lou Reed's POEtry project – presented here with sublime illustrations from graphic novelist Lorenzo Mattotti! Reed's words draw on the legacy of Edgar Allen Poe, and feature his own interpretations and reworkings of the themes – originally presented on stage ... (Books) read moreCD
An incredible late 50s set for King by singer Lula Reed – and a pretty unique blend of R&B and bluer and moodier material – but a lot more upbeat than you'd expect from the title! Lula's voice is a genuine vessel for the bluesy material, but it's also light and lovely, and works ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mike Reed People Places & Things —
About Us ... CD 482 Music, 2009. Used ....
Brilliant music from this Chicago collective – a group who initially turned their talents to resurrecting sounds from the Windy City underground of the postwar years, but who now make their own bold statement of identity! There's a focus here that we really love – an evolution past ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Reeds rule in this wonderful trio performance – one of the most evocative albums we've heard in years from the great Ken Vandermark, working here in the company of Polish players Mikolaj Trzaska and Waclaw Zimpel! The group features no other instrumentation, save the reed lines of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing moment for singer Dianne Reeves – the first in a long line of excellent records for the Blue Note label – and a wonderfully tight blend of jazz and soul, put together at a level that instantly pushed Reeves into the territory of previous giants like Phyllis Hyman and Marlena ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Early work by Dianne Reeves – recorded before her big days at Blue Note, but every bit as great! The album's got a smooth modern soul feel that's quite strong for the mid 80s – with no-nonsense arrangements that show the best of Dianne's rich vocal and emotional skills, and which ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Smooth soul and jazzy diva stylings combine in this tight late 80s album by Dianne Reeves. George Duke produced, and tracks include "Eyes On The Prize", "Come In", "Never Too Far", "How Long", "Hello (Haven't I Seen You Before)", and "We ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Martha's lost the Vandellas by the time of this late 70s set – making a strong move here as a solo act, and really going for a different sound. The format is quite clubby – arrangements by Dale Warren and Robert Manchurian that have a full and soulful feel, very much like the later ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —
Heat Wave ... CD Gordy (Japan), 1965. New Copy ....
Wonderfully romping grooves from one of Motown's first great groups – a stunning set of tracks that really put The Vandellas on the map! The title cut's one of those stormers that played for years on both sides of the Atlantic – and was a key inspiration to the UK soul scene too – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Classic material from the folks at Rawkus. "Fortified Live" features Mos Def and Mr. Man. Like a lot of the other Rawkus acts, Reflection Eternal maintain the perfect balance of abstract lyrics, knowledge, and more straight forward lyrics – and come up with something you don't ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has a "promo" cutout punch, some spots of tape residue, a couple of stickers, and some grease pencil on the back. Label has a sticker.)
A stunning live recording from Elis Regina – one of the last few records she cut during her short time on this planet – and one of the best as well! The album's got a jazzy fire that's missing from some of Regina's other material of the time – and Elis sings with a group that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A host of great collaborations from the classic run of Elis Regina – work that features the sublime singer coming into contact with some of the best talents in Brazilian music during her generation – all in these really special musical moments that are captured here wonderfully! Elis ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the first albums ever by this legendary bossa singer! Even at this young age, Elis Regina diplays a talent for interpretation and an emotional power that few other Brazilian vocalists could match – a way of putting over a tune that brought a whole new level of sophistication to ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very heavy vinyl and cover – the nicest reissue ever!)
Clarence Reid (aka Blowfly) during the early part of his career, when he was focusing on raw southern soul material, with a hard edge and a nice boogaloo groove! "Nobody But You Babe" has a nice loping guitar groove, with kind of an "It's Your Thing" sound. In fact, the track's ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
An early gem from Clarence Reid – a set recorded early in the big wave of Miami soul from the 70s – with all the best southern soul modes fully intact! Reid's nicely balanced here between deep soul and funk – shifting easily between the styles with care and class that you'd never ... (Soul) read moreCD
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records – one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time – upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall – more fast funk in the instrumentation, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Some of the last great recordings by Django Reinhardt – a series of 78 rpm recordings for the Blue Star label in Paris, done in a variety of settings, both large and small! About half the tracks on the CD feature Django with the Hot Club lineup that included Hubert Rostaing on clarinet and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The magnificent return of The Relatives – the group's first new recording since the 70s – hot on the heels of their rediscovery on the Don't Let Me Fail compilation! The lineup features some younger members alongside leader Reverend Gean West – but the sound here is very much in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl and cover – with a bonus CD of the whole album, and an MP3 of the album as well!)
Dave Rempis & Frank Rosaly —
Cyrillic ... CD 482 Music, 2009. Used ....
Bold work from two of the strongest talents on the contemporary Chicago scene – drummer Frank Rosaly and reedman Dave Rempis – who blows alto, tenor, and baritone sax alongside some complicated rhythms from Rosaly! The album's definitely got a free approach, but it's also got a tightly ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing showcase for the reed talents of musician Dave Rempis – working here on alto, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside some powerful drum work from Tim Daisy! The duets are great – unbridled, but still with a sense of structure that really shows Rempis' careful execution of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet —
Phalanx ... CD Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy 2CD ....
Two different slices of this powerful group from reedman Dave Rempis – one live performance from Milwaukee, the other from Antwerp – each taking up a CD each! The group gets their percussive name from the dual drums of Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly – players who bring a real ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, Larry Ochs —
Spectral ... CD Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy ....
Wonderfully complicated reed lines from the team of Dave Rempis on alto and Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino sax – augmented here by trumpeter Darren Johnson, whose instrumental tones are a perfect fit for the record! The style of the set's a bit like some of Ochs' early material with Rova ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, & Arveeayl Ra —
Aphelion ... CD Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy ....
A trio of tracks by a tremendous trio – the wonderfully spiritual combo of Dave Rempis on saxes, Avreeayl Ra on percussion, and Joshua Abrams on bass, small harp, and guimbri! Abrams' presence is really felt here – and his growth towards even more soulful styles in recent years seems ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An unassuming little album, but one of our favorite recent efforts from the Okka Disk label – a spare set of duets between saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Tim Daisy – recorded in a mostly-inside way that explores space and sound, yet never goes too far out. There's a really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Limited to 800 hand-numbered copies.)
Lost later work from this important Swedish jazz combo – and material that definitely stands strongly alongside their classics from the 70s! The session here is an important one – as it features key guest work from Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Billy Hart on drums – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal sounds from the New Zealand scene – served up here in a great collection of rarities from The Renderers! The group are lesser-known than some of their contemporaries from the scene – but share the same sort of Flying Nun mix of fuzz and melody, all with that effortless quality ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most dynamic albums we've ever heard from flutist Althea Rene – a set that's still got all her sweet soulful solo work firmly in place, but one that also adds in a bit more groove at the bottom too! The album's done in close collaboration with Michael Broening – who plays ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
The first couple Rene & Angela records for Capitol – together for the first time on this great CD from Expansion! First up, is the great self-titled debut from Angela Winbush and Rene Moore as a duo – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture ... (Soul) read moreCD
Rene & Angela —
Rise ... LP Capitol, 1983. Very Good+ ....
Just Sold Out!
Hard to go wrong with Rene & Angela at this point in their career – as they're super tight, always upbeat, and plenty darn soulful – no matter what the groove! The album's a perfect example of 80s groove at its best – a reworking of mainstream soul modes with a slight modern ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Basically the Groove Collective, with the absence of a few of their horn players and female vocalist Nicole Willis. Mining a vein that was very much in the bag of where the Heavies were during the mid 80s, this is jazzy modern soul with tight grooves, crisp production and a sense of history that ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
The final album by The Replacements – and a nice one, even if it's closer to a debut solo album for Paul Westerberg than it is to the rest of the 'Mats oeuvre! This is a classic example of an album with strengths we either refused to acknowledge back in the day as Replacements classicists, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album