The Pointers Sisters doing their thing with some steamy production by Richard Perry! Hot Together didn't make as big of a chart smash as the preceding few records, but in hindsight, it sounds to us like they're working as well here with the period synth heavy production as well as ever. The ... (Soul) read moreCD
Pointer Sisters —
Priority ... CD RCA/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ....
The Pointer Sisters show plenty of rockish influences here – drawing tunes from folks like Ian Hunter, Bruce Springsteen, Graham Parker, Jagger & Richards, and Robbie Robertson – and fusing their compositions with the trio's own soulful energy! Richard Perry produced, and the album' ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweet one from The Pointer Sisters – with an opening track that's permanently tattooed to the memory of just about anyone who lived through the era, but better than that, a bunch of great songs that are comparably slept on all these years later! So Excited is a great example of a very ... (Soul) read moreCD
Incredibly messed-up funk – a 70s instrumental classic that's delighted our ears for years! The set's got a cosmic sound that mixes together conventional guitar-based funky with some weird electronic touches at times – going for a fuzzed-out moogy quality that really deepens the groove ... (Soul) read moreCD
A beautiful collection of rare 78 rpm material – the complete 1929 recordings of Charlie Poole & The Highlanders – some of the smokingest string band music you'll ever find from the time! The set was lovingly remastered from vintage 78s cut for Paramount and Brunswick – and ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Odean Pope's never sounded better – and this smoking trio set may well be one of the best illustrations of his power we've ever heard! There's a righteous focus to the record that grabs us right from the start – a bold, rich sound from his tenor that easily shows that Pope's well ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Groovy cats from 60s Brazil – a hip rocking quartet who clearly draw influences both from mod London and the Sunset Strip scene – but who also manage to make things come out in a style that's all their own! Guitar is at the lead on most of these tracks – often played with a twang ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Michel Portal —
Alors!! ... CD Futura (France), 1970. New Copy ....
A landmark French avant session from the start of the 70s – and one of the most bracingly brilliant albums ever recorded by saxophonist Michel Portal! Portal's paired here with British reedman John Surman – and the duo play some amazingly complex lines on the date – very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A killer first album as a lead artist for David Porter – previously known as part of a powerhouse writing team with Isaac Hayes for Stax Records – but like Ike at the time, finally given a chance to shine as an artist on his own! The set's got all the raw punch you'd expect from Porter' ... (Soul) read moreCD
Gregory Porter —
Be Good ... CD Motema, 2012. New Copy ....
Wonderful work from Gregory Porter – easily one of the best new jazz singers to emerge in the past decade or so, and one whose approach is soulful enough to rival the greats of the 70s! There's echoes here of Bill Withers, Gil Scott-Heron, and Al Jarreau – and like all those artists, ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Gregory Porter arrives on Blue Note Records – and the result is Porter's most fully-formed set so far – just the kind of album that will push him firmly into the limelight – a place that we've felt he's deserved for quite a few years! Porter's a hell of a singer, and a hell of a ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Roy Porter —
Jessica ... CD Vistone/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ....
A wonderful mix of soul jazz, funky rhythms, and even more experimental moments – a truly tremendous effort from LA drummer Roy Porter, and the first set issued under the name of his Sound Machine group! The groove here is really unconventional – filled with unusual timings, phrasings, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the coolest, grooviest cats who ever cut a record – an an artist with a really unique conception at the time of these recordings! Roy Porter got his start as a drummer during the bebop years, and worked hard on the LA scene of the R&B and soul scenes of the 50s and 60s – but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Warm instrumentation blended nicely with electronics and soulful vocals – and the first we've heard from Positive Flow in a little while – sounding as fresh as ever here on the first PF full length for the Tokyo Dawn label! Keys and beats flow nicely under live strings, flute, sax and ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Two great performances from Baden Powell – brought together as a really lovely collection of music! The set features two different live sets – one from 1976 and one from 1981 – both featuring Powell in a relatively stripped-down mode that offers up a perfect showcase for his ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Lost live material from Baden Powell – recorded in Germany at the start of the 70s, with a depth of feeling that's right up there with his MPS sessions of the time! There's a great sense of "tristeza" that underscores the music – that richer, more personal approach that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Tremendous work from Bobby Powell – a Louisiana soul singer from the 60s, but one with a groove that's got all the grit and funk of the Memphis scene at the time! Bobby packed a punch to his music that was a bit different than some of his contemporaries – a slight echo of earlier R& ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great early work from Bud Powell – and a set that's got one of the coolest covers we've ever seen! Bud's working here in a trio with Max Roach on drums and Ray Brown on bass – and the late 40s material is a quintessential summation of the fresh approach that Powell brought to jazz ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not solo piano from Bud Powell, but some searing work by the leader in trio that features Curley Russell on bass and a young Max Roach on drums! Bud's touch on the keys is wonderful – focused and full of his youthful intensity – not yet dimmed by his later struggles, and captured ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quite an interesting session from Bud Powell – a tribute to Thelonious Monk, recorded in Paris in 1961, but not issued until 1965, shortly before his death. Cannonball Adderley was the producer on the session, and it's got the same sort of groundbreaking approach as some of the other ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A striking solo set from Phillipe Baden Powell – much bolder and more expressive than his previous album – even though the overall feel is a lot more stripped-down too! Baden's got a very sharp approach to the keys of the piano – working here in a range of tones that's really ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A sweet harmony set from Pozo Seco – working here partly as the duo of Don Williams and Susan Taylor, and partly in the trio format known from their previous records as the Pozo Seco Singers! The duo tracks are especially nice, and really showcase Taylor's amazing vocals – and the ... (Rock) read moreCD
The title and cover are a bit gimmicky, but the album's a wonderfully solid effort from Italian pianist Andrea Pozza – easily one of the most lyrical players we've heard in years! Pozza's got this way of mixing depth with lightness – a quality that sometimes evokes that special ... (Jazz) read moreCD
PPP (Platinum Pied Pipers) —
Abundance ... CD Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy ....
A bigger and more uniquely soulful sound for Triple P – aka cosmic DJ production duo Platinum Pied Pipers, rechristened as PPP with the addition of vocalists Coultrain and Karma to the group on the wonderful Abundance! The vocals, and a tighter focus on great songs than on an overall vibe, ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Tight, moddish Latin jams from the King Of Mambo – a rare mid 60s set from Perez Prado that's totally incredible – stacked from beginning to end with hard charging, pulpy uptempo groovers! Con Ritmo A Go Go is a record that lives and breathes for the rhythmic groove – with drums ... (Latin) read moreCD
A really unique moment in pop music history – tracks recorded in a 1973 stretch when Elvis Presley was working at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis – home to a huge amount of great soul and funk over the years, and a place where Presley cut some of his best studio work of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Billy Preston right in the middle of a classic 70s run – hitting a trademark blend of soul, jazz, and other groovy influences – all with a sound that's very much his own, and which puts him in the same company as Sly Stone or Stevie Wonder! Preston's market was a bit more mainstream ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nice little follow-up to Billy Preston & Syreeta's work on the Fast Break soundtrack – and a record that's one of the few key sides to carry the older Motown duet soul mode firmly into the 80s! There's a great sense of balance here – one that uses Syreeta's sweeter vocal approach ... (Soul) read moreCD
We're getting reacquainted with the music of Will Preston all over again – thanks to this sweet little set and its really fresh sound! Will's vocals are very much at the level of his previous two sets – but the groove here is even greater, and bristles with lots of nice crackle right ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Andre Previn & Russ Freeman —
Double Play! ... CD Contemporary/OJC, 1957. New Copy ....
A goofy title and cover – but a really unique session of two-piano jazz, recorded with Russ Freeman and Andre Previn on the keys, plus only the drums of Shelly Manne to provide additional support! The sound is really great – and Previn's especially wonderful here, really stretching out ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lost bit of 70s soul jazz and global funk percussion from conguero & trombonist Melvyn Price – an incredible set of heavily rhythmic grooves recorded in Stockholm in 1974 – originally a private press effort, and the most impressive rediscovery yet from Wax Poetics Records! Melvyn ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet keyboards and loads of wonderful 80s grooves – a great little set that perfectly balances jazzy riffing, funky rhythms, and warm soulful vocals! The cover's a bit slick, but there's a lot more depth here than some of Prime Time's contemporaries – an ear both for the mainstream ... (Soul) read moreCD
Prince in near-peak form in the mid 80 – creatively, anyway! Parade is a brilliant stand-alone album, tough it doubles as a soundtrack to a film that flopped – standing today as one of our favorite Prince albums from the 80s! Includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest ... (Soul) read moreCD
A later gem from Prince Buster – the early 70s Sister Big Stuff album – one that finds his voice as charismatic and soulful as ever! The record finds Buster not only adapting pretty nicely to the more upbeat reggae style on the period, but he's also successfully adapting some ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Prince Far I & The Arabs —
Dub To Africa ... CD Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ....
The first in many great reissues by the fine folks at Pressure Sounds to document the great talent of Prince Far I both behind the mic, or in this case, the board as producer. Originally this set was a limited edition white label pressed up around the time of Cry Tuff Chapter 2, though instead of ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A nearly-lost relic of 80s groove – and a sharp little side project from Rick James! Process and group are clearly going for a sound to rival the Time on this set – working as a well-costumed group ensemble with a bass-heavy funky groove at the bottom of every track – and their ... (Soul) read moreCD
Thundering funk from the early 70s Detroit scene – and the complete work of The Propositions, a group who only ever managed to issue a few singles at the time! Due to a typo on the label of one single, the Propositions were also sometimes known as the Prepositions – but whatever the ... (Soul) read moreCD
An amazing journey in recorded comedy – and a set of records that not only helped bring the genius of Richard Pryor to the masses, but which also helped unlock whole new sides of American pop culture as well! The set starts with early albums that have Pryor coming off his earlier indie run ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreCD
A massive collection of classic Richard Pryor – in a box set that spans the best years of his career, and pulls together some of his greatest material ever – plus rare and unreleased bits! This is probably the best and most ambitious set of Richard's work that's ever been put together ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreCD
The bracing debut of Public Image Itd! First Issue is seriously one of the most stunning post punk albums of its time – and we think it's light years ahead of the Sex Pistols in terms of boundless creativity and originality. Given that the Pistols disintegrated mere months before First ... (Rock) read moreCD
Two rare gems from this legendary Latin group – both on CD for the first time ever! Big Stick is quite possibly the rarest album from Pucho & The Latin Soul brothers – and also one of the greatest, too – thanks to a wonderfully soulful vibe overall, and some wicked vocals ... (Latin) read moreCD
A double-header to die for – two of the rarest albums from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to back on a single CD! First up is Saffron & Soul – one of the first albums from the legendary Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – a wonderful little record that ... (Latin) read moreCD
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers —
Yaina ... CD CuBop/Ubiquity, Early 70s. New Copy ....
Great stuff from Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers – still grooving hard in the early 70s, with a nice mixture of Latin funk and sweet 70s jazz grooving. The group's as strong as ever – and still features the amazing Pazant Brothers, as well as William Blivins on vibes, Harold ... (Latin) read moreCD
A really sweet combination of sounds – a bit Brazilian, a bit mellow jazzy, and with a warmth that takes us back to some of our favorite mellow records from the 70s! Pudditorium's got a unique hybrid – a mix of Korean roots, Brazilian styles, Portuguese lyrics, and American production ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A surprisingly ambitious recording for this up-and-coming Korean artist – a set recorded in New York, Boston, LA, and Sao Paulo – with all the transcontinental blend of styles that might imply! Pudditorium has this great style that borrows a bit from Brazilian music, French pop, and ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A great step forward for Alex Puddu, and a real return to form for the legendary Edda Dell'Orso – that sublime soundtrack singer from the 60s and 70s who made magic with Ennio Morricone and some of his best Italian contemporaries! Puddu's always had a cinematic vision to his music, but he ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet —
Breakthrough ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1986. New Copy ....
Great work from the Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet – a great post-Mingus group that features Adams on tenor and Pullen on piano – along with Dannie Richmond on drums and Cameron Brown on bass! The sound of these sides is really wonderful – as inventive and exploratory as some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of should-be classic albums by Curly Putman – who never really busted out as in a big way as a recording artist, but his impact as a songwriter is something else, folks – he wrote some of the greatest songs ever recorded by a who's who of country legends! For perspective, just ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
The 3rd album from Pyrolator – a wonderfully whimsical set that blends together electronics and animal sounds! The feel here is every bit as playful as that on Pyrolator's first 2 albums, but even more tightly controlled – with a strong ear for the "song" in a sound – ... (Rock) read moreCD
Quadron steps up the bigs with Avalanche – an impeccable second album and first to be co-released Epic Records – and as much as we appreciated their earlier album on Plug Research, this really is an epic-level creative leap forward for the duo! They're still working mix of electro and ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
This guy never fails to blow our mind – and with this sweet little set, Quantic takes his groove one step further! Not content to rest on the laurels of his already excellent previous work, Will Holland brings in an array of sounds from around the globe – obscure samples, ethnographic ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Mindblowing stuff – maybe the deepest album we've heard so far from Quantic, and a great step forward for Alice Russell too! After years of working in some of the best contemporary funk modes around, Quantic really expands his vision here – hitting a level of maturity that brings in ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – ... (Soul) read moreCD
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Quartz ... CD Marlin/Henry Stone, 1978. New Copy ....
Sweet spacey disco from Quartz – and a set that definitely lives up to the icy image on the cover! The set's in the best mode of the French club scene of the 70s – a groove that certainly draws complex instrumentation from the progressive moments of a few years before – but which ... (Soul) read moreCD
A totally great live set from Quasimode – and one that really returns the combo to the core brilliance of their first few records from Japan! The setting is completely unfurled and unbridled – the main quartet soaring away in a fast flurry of piano, bass, and percussion – always ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
12 tracks recorded in roughly as many years from Quasimoto – maddest of all Madlib personas – in a batch of rarities and unreleased archival cuts that's as fresh and funky as anything 'Lib's delivered in years! Lord Quas is often described as Madlib's id – delivering top notch, ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Quat Quartet (Van Hove/Lovens/Blume/Vandewyer) —
Live At Hasselt ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ....
Very resonant sounds from this unique quartet – a lineup that features piano and accordion from Fred Van Hove, vibes from Els Vandeweyer, and percussion from both Paul Lovens and Martin Blume! The mix of vibes and piano is already great enough – quite free, and ringing out with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent organ-heavy session from drummer Alvin Queen – one of the hippest cats working in the soul jazz underground, and a player who never fails to deliver great music over the years! This set's even more of a cooker than some of Queen's other recent albums – and features Mike ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great tribute to the fresh, freewheeling sound of the Miles Davis group of the 60s – that important assemblage that featured Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams – not to mention Miles himself! The match of music is a great one – given the huge influence that the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most progressive albums on the American scene of the late 60s – a set that's definitely psych, but which has a put-together quality that's something else as well! The group still have plenty of the optimistic charms you'd expect from their placement on the SF scene of the period ... (Rock) read moreCD
Quiet Nights Orchestra —
Movin ... CD Reach Up (Sweden), 2011. New Copy ....
Great jazzy grooves from the Quiet Nights Orchestra – the second set from the group, and every bit as wonderful as the first! There's wicked blend of modes going on here – a bit of modal jazz, some clubjazz rhythms, a touch of Schema groove, and also just a hint of older jazz modes too ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Paul Quinichette, Buck Clayton, Nat Pierce, et al —
Basie Reunion ... CD Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy ....
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! The album's got the feel of some of Prestige's best work in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing work from Sun Ra – record that really features a great range of sounds and styles, and a heck of a lot of soul as well! Ra plays some especially nice rocksichord on the set – that freaky, fuzzy keyboard that comes off sounding like a guitar, even though it's played with keys ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tremendous lost work from Sun Ra – recorded live in Detroit at the start of the 80s, and only ever issued briefly on a limited Saturn Records pressing! Given the show's setting in the Detroit underground, the material has an especially hip sound to it – a return to some of the more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
If this is disco, point us in the direction of Studio 54! The album's one of Ra's greatest from the 70s – recorded in Italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! Original tracks from the album include "Disco ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sun Ra returns to the motherland – to serve up a host of classic recordings done in Egypt in the early 70s! There's a cool exotic feel to some of the best tracks here – a vibe that's quite similar to the groove Salah Ragab was hitting at the time in Cairo, although probably a bit more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most soulful Sun Ra albums ever – very much on the Lanquidity tip, and done with a great mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation! The vibe here is really mellow, spiritual, and warm – and the album actually feels a lot more like a session recorded for the Strata East ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Landmark work from Sun Ra – a rare 1964 performance that features some very early work from Pharoah Sanders, a good deal of which is appearing here for the first time ever! The material was recorded at Judson Hall, and only half the tracks came out on a rare Saturn LP – making this CD ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really special Holiday set from Yolanda Rabun – a great little Christmas record that warmly mixes together jazz and soul with a timeless vibe that will have you playing this one for years to come! Yolanda takes her cues from some of the best seasonal albums of the 70s and 80s – and ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
An overlooked killer from bassist Chuck Rainey – issued on a small label at the start of the 80s, but done with a feel that's even funkier than anything Chuck did in the 70s! The set's all instrumental, and features loads of great bass lines from Rainey – spun out over a host of mostly ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful take on the music of The Beatles – done in a completely different style than the originals! The tunes here are all famous numbers from the glory days of the fab four, plus a few later solo songs too – but Ze Ramalho performs them all in a mellow, stripped-down setting that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Maestro Sid Ramin cut few albums on his own – and two of the best are presented back to back here on a single CD! New Thresholds In Sound features Sid Ramin at his most dynamic – heard here on this sweet RCA session from the early 60s, in modes that really show the same kind of ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Fantastic stuff – and one of the grooviest soundtracks you'll ever hope to own! Sid Ramin did a heck of a lot of work for TV soundtracks by the time this one came out – and he took all that experience, and came up with some fantastically swinging jazz tracks that have a sock-mod 60s ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Louie Ramirez —
Tipico ... CD West Side Latino, 1973. New Copy ....
An early 70s killer from Louie Ramirez – and a striking return to traditional styles after his work in the Latin Soul era! Louie shows that he can keep the groove as well as any young salseros, and the record's a mix of tracks done in an early 70s trad groove, with a few more jazzy elements. ... (Latin) read moreCD
Really great vocals from Nina Ramsby – sung in Swedish, but in a cool way that really works wonderfully with the music! The trio of pianist Ludvig Berghe has always been a favorite of ours – and here, working with a singer, they find a sharp new space – soaring, soulful, and even ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lost chapter in the career of trombonist Phil Ranelin – a player who's best known to most of us for his classic 70s recordings on the Tribe label, and for his recent work and remix projects! This set is a quite different side of Phil than we've ever heard – and a great one too, as it ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... (Soul) read moreCD
Ras G may be back on the planet, but the sound here is still very much in keeping with the excellent mode on his Ghetto Sci Fi set – a really weird and wonderful blend of cosmic influences from the heyday of spiritual jazz, including lots of Sun Ra-inspired touches, mixed with some very ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A great package of work that features material from some of the famous 40s films directed by Otto Preminger for 20th Century Fox – served up on two CDs' worth of hard-to-find soundtrack recordings! Fallen Angel is from 1945, and features a lovely main theme by David Raksin with a few jazzier ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A killer debut from Rasputin Stash – a funky group who work with all the long-haired inspiration you'd expect from their name! The groove is a mix of guitars and tight horns – undercut by the kind of heavy basslines that later made the group a good fit for Curtom Records, and lots of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Mid-to-late 60s Michigan rock from The Rationals – taking bit of both Mersey Beat and midwestern US rock and r&b influences into a mix of tunefulness and rugged, garagey rock – well worth the full on 2CD anthology treatment! A mix of sweetness and grit, with raw, rollicking guitar, ... (Rock) read moreCD
A lost treasure from the Swamp Dogg universe of the early 60s – and one of the first albums to ever feature the vocals of Charlie Whitehead too! Charlie works here as a Swamp Dogg protege – and Swamp arranged, produced, and wrote most of the tracks on the record – with that great ... (Soul) read moreCD
A pair of post Philly International gems from Lou Rawls on Epic – Now Is The Time from '82 and Close Company from '84 – in a single set! Now Is The Time is a solid soul effort from Lou, still working wonders here in the early 80s on a record that stands the test of time surprisingly ... (Soul) read moreCD
Contemporary work from Johnny Ray – aka Johnny Zamot – a set of salsa-heavy tunes that also aims to cross over nicely – thanks to its choice of popular tunes, and its slight use of electric instrumentation! Johnny's group here salsifies a batch of numbers from the 70s and 80s ... (Latin) read moreCD
Johnny Ray & Salsa Con Clase —
Mascarada 2 ... CD JZ Productions, Early 2000s. New Copy ....
Plenty of salsa with class from the great Johnny Ray – an old-school percussionist, but one who really knows how to hold a groove! The album's a sweet indie effort from the east coast scene – one that shows that a jazzy vibe's still alive and well in New York – especially when ... (Latin) read moreCD
Two great slices of work from Johnny Ray – one a salsa set from the 70s, the other a batch of boogaloo tunes from the 60s! The first 5 tracks here are from a studio set directed by Charlie Palmieri, and done in the best New York salsa mode of the time – with vocals from Yayo El Indio ... (Latin) read moreCD
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
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 2 albums from Ray Parker's Raydio – in a great single CD set! The self-titled Raydio appeared in 1978– after Parker had honed is craft in countless session gigs, which gave him more than enough chops to get things right from the start! The sound is tight and definitely aimed ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sharp sounds from the French scene at the start of the 70s – played by a group that mixes some of the free energy of the BYG/Actuel crowd with the more playful styles of the other side of the post-68 underground! The group's a quartet – with Partrick Vian on guitar, Jean Claude Cenci ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful later set from pianist Freddie Redd – an artist we really love for his 50s recordings, and his seminal sides for Blue Note – and one who shows us a whole new side of his talents here! The album's got a very different feel than Redd's earlier work – richer in feeling, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent bit of early 60s soulbop – and one of two rare albums ever cut by the obscure female alto player Vi Redd, one of the few women sax players of her generation to get recorded! The album's got an easygoing groove that's mighty nice – a touch of R&B at times, but not ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few albums ever issued by female alto player Vi Redd – a really unique artist, and a greatly overlooked talent from the time! Vi's got a wonderfully warm approach – and she often sings in addition to playing alto sax – with this vocal style that's really great, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A massively cool collection of work from the legendary Otis Redding – a set that brings together every single that Otis cut for Stax Records, plus a number of posthumous tracks issued on Atlantic too – each presented here with every a and b-side, all in their original mono mixes too! ... (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
One of the boldest albums ever recorded by trumpeter Dizzy Reece – a session recorded in Paris in 1970, with some amazing tenor sax from the great John Gilmore! The pairing of Reece and Gilmore is a bit of a surprise – a strikingly avant choice for the former, and a rare date away from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Striking modern work from jazz singer Lucy Reed – no surprise, though, given that arrangements here are by the likes of Gil Evans, George Russell, and Eddie Higgins! Reed's got a beautiful sense of tone – a clarity that comes through right away, but which is never miscast in these ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Mike Reed's been an important figure on the Chicago scene for many years now – but he's a musician who's also got some ties to Amsterdam, which has served as a second city in his life – hence the title of the set! The album pays tribute to some of the avant and improvising greats of ... (Jazz) read moreCD