An unusual slice of work by trumpeter Charlie Shavers – proof of his vitality and the range of his powers during the 50s! The first 4 tracks feature Shavers in a sextet with Hank D'Amico, Bennie Morton, Ken Kersey, Aaron Bell and Panama Francis, and some narration by Al Jazzbo Collins! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing record – bold, proud, and soulful – a set that we'd easily rank with any classic early 60s session on Blue Note – and for good reason too! This rare date is the debut as a leader for trumpeter Gene Shaw – also known as Clarence Shaw in an earlier history of work ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The naming of this CD's a bit unusual – as it's issued under the name of trumpeter Jack Sheldon, who's only featured on 3 of its 22 tracks – but that's hardly a problem for us, as the bulk of the work features arrangements by the great John Graas! The first 11 tracks on the set from a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A brilliant little album from Archie Shepp – material recorded on a variety of dates at the end of the 60s, but packaged together as an extremely soulful set in the mid 70s! There's a feel here that rivals some of the best moments of the Attica Blues years – a mix of spiritual soul ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great live material from Shepp – not out or crazy, but also not spiritual or hippy dippy, either. The record's kind of a perfectly soulful straight ahead set – in a mode that hints at the traditional direction Shepp would take at the time, but with a lot more interesting moments. The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best recordings we've heard from Joya Sherrill – a set that has her taking on the music of Duke Ellington, but handling things with a cool sort of 60s feel! The arrangements are nice and lean – handled by Mercer Ellington, and featuring players who include Cootie Williams on ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Shock ... CD Fantasy/Boogie Times (France), 1981. Used ....
Electrified funk with Shock – a group who come across with almost enough energy to warrant the lightning bolt on the cover of this record! There's a great mix here between 70s ensemble funk and leaner 80s groove – a sound that's a bit warmer than some of Shock's contemporaries, and ... (Soul) read moreCD
Charlie Shoemake —
Inside ... CD Chase Music, 2009. Used ....
A killer soul album from Philly – and one that often gets overlooked! The group's a smooth harmony combo with a nice modern finish – perfectly showing the mode that Philly was hitting after the disco years, one that would show that Gamble & Huff still had their ears open to new and ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great mix of contemporary acoustic and Brazilian jazz modes – heard here on an album recorded in Rio, but with a fair bit of American guitar influences as well! The production is great, and really gets at the rich sound of Ricardo Silveira's guitar – and backing ranges from acoustic ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Sweet guitar and smooth grooves – a remastered version of this mellow jam from Ricardo Silveira from the mid 90s – brought out with rich new fidelity here in an Adventure Music pressing! There seems to be less of the slickness of the previous issue, and a lot more warmth – that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent later trio side from Sonny Simmons with Charnett Moffett on Bass and Zarak Simmons on drums. 8 numbers in all, including "Reincarnation", "Trumpet Ship", "Theme For Linda", "Crystal", "The Other East", "Country Parson", " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Proof that Sonny Simmons was still going strong during his supposed "lost" years – and that all the folks who'd deemed him so just didn't know where to look! The album's recorded in Simmons' home turf of Berkeley – with a lineup that includes Billy Higgins on drums, Joe ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel ... (Rock) read moreCD
Paul Simon —
Songwriter ... CD Legacy, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2011. Used 2 CDs ....
16 tracks pulled mostly from Nina's Philips recordings from the 60s – a pivotal blend of jazz, soul, and folk styles – all forged into the genius that was Nina's unique style! Titles include "Mississippi Goddam", "I Loves You Porgy", "I Put A Spell On You" ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Some real gems from Sinatra's later years at Capitol – including "All The Way", "French Foreign Legion", "River Stay Way From My Door", "Old MacDonald", "It's Over", "This Was My Love", and "All My Tomorrows" – as ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A treasure trove of wonderful music – a 14 CD box set that features all of Sinatra's albums recorded for Capitol, along with great bonus material! As is well known, Sinatra's Capitol years were his finest – a time when he moved past a simple pop singer into a complicated vocalist with ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Billy May's got Frank nicely swinging on this one – working on a set of older numbers, retuned for the Sinatra sound of 50s Capitol! The band is tight, the sound is right, and Frank steps out nicely on songs that he sung years before in other settings – but quite possibly never so well ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of Frank's liveliest albums for Capitol – a return to the harder-swinging mode of the early and mid 50s, after a wealth of sadder albums in the later part of the decade. Backings are by Billy May – in that brassy mode he used at the time, one that kept the tunes hiply grooving, ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Sinatra's final album for Capitol – a contemplative set of tracks that reunites him with arranger Alex Stordahl, a frequent partner during the Columbia years, and an artist who's matured as much as Frank by this point, making a perfect fit for the sadder tone of the material. Tracks are in ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
4 discs of Sinatra's finest from his Reprise years! 81 tracks including "Let's Fall In Love", "You'd Be So Easy To Love", "The Last Dance", "It Started All Over Again", "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A landmark set – featuring a wealth of material that's never been released before! If you're a fan of Sinatra – and we certainly are – you'll know that at this point, every single studio recording that Frank ever made has been released. However, there's an equally strong batch ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A near-perfect session of 50s Sinatra – upbeat, lively, and with an undeniable punch that completely transforms every tune! The great Nelson Riddle is backing Frank up on the set – and the album's one of their liveliest from the time, filled with familiar tunes that Frank slips into ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A key turning point for Frank Sinatra in the 60s – a record that got him firmly back on the charts with a great new sound! The leadoff title cut really sets the pace for the whole thing – a slyly syncopated groover that works perfectly with Sinatra's aging vocals – originally ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A Swingin Affair indeed – as the album's one of our favorite ever from Frank's Capitol years! Nelson Riddle shows here that he can be just as great on the uptempo numbers as he is on the ballads – and casts Sinatra's full rich vocals into a great set of older swinging tunes. Frank ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A sad little album that has Frank still in the throes of the emotional loss expressed on The Wee Small Hours album – working here with Gordon Jenkins arrangements that use a fair bit of strings to well up the darkness that lurks in the songs on the set. The album kicks off with the sublime ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Sinatra-Basie is the inaugural effort from the 2 leaders and the stellar orchestra – and it's a great one. Sinatra is as charismatic and loose out front as he's ever been on record, and the Basie & his players swing brilliantly with arrangements by Neal Hefti. Titles include "Pennie ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A guilty pleasure – but a great one! Bob Sinclar's one of the best new pop stars to emerge from the ever-growing French house scene – and this latest CD is a real winner with a glossy finish that takes us back to the days of classic club! Bob's got firm roots in the Chicago sound of ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Sirone Live ... CD Atavistic/Unheard Music Series, 1981. Used ....
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A really beautiful early 80s set from bassist Sirone – one that's adventurous, yet tight and subtle – and it was only temporarily released prior to its rescue by the necessary Unheard Music Series! Sirone may be best remembered for his Revolutionary Ensemble work in the 70s, and this ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Sly & The Family Stone —
Anthology ... CD Epic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ....
A double length collection of Sly's classic work for Epic – featuring the best of the old days, when he was really into a groove! 20 titles: "Dance To The Music", "Everyday People", "Sing A Simple Song", "Don't Call Me N!gger, Whitey", "Stand!" ... (Soul) read moreCD
Almost a "greatest hits" of greatest hits albums – one of those collections that almost sold more copies than all the full albums by the artist – forever earning Sly & The Family Stone a place in record collections around the globe! All the hits are here, laid out back to ... (Soul) read moreCD
Hard to find a stronger early album by Sly Stone – as this one has him still funking hard, but also getting his soul bag together a bit more – hitting some really righteous vibes that mix together politics and partying in an incredibly seductive way! The album's filled with anthemic ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sly 5th Avenue —
Akuma ... CD Truth Revolution, 2013. Used ....
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Proof that at his start, Jimmy Smith had a greatness that knew no bounds – as the album's one of a few that Blue Note recorded in the late 50s, but never issued until many years later – even though they had already released so many amazing records from this period! The set has Jimmy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A new star is right – because with the strength of this set, Jimmy Smith set a whole new tone for the way that the organ was used in jazz! The album's got a raw, earthy power that grabs us right away – and even though the tunes themselves are mostly familiar numbers, Jimmy's early ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Material that was recorded in the early 60s, but not issued by Blue Note until later in the decade – when they were pulling out any Jimmy Smith session they had, in order to compete with the bigger hits on Verve. The record features 8 extended tracks, with an all-star jam session lineup that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
No hokey organ grinder here – no monkey on a leash, begging for change on a street corner – just a smoking little trio session that stands as one of the best records that Jimmy Smith ever recorded for Verve! The album's got a groove that's similar to Jimmy's early years at Blue Note ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most obscure Johnny Smith albums for Roost – and one of the most striking, too! The album takes the sound of Johnny's guitar and backs it with some larger arrangements from Irwin Kostal – very mellow, and very string-laden – with a dreamy late nite quality that's even ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lost jazz-funk gem – originally recorded at Club Mozambique in Detroit in 1970, but not issued by Blue Note until the mid 90s! The set's right up there with Lonnie's classic Move Your Hand live set – as the tracks are long, free, and very funky, performed by a hip group that includes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tightly-crafted 80s soul from Richard Jon Smith – a set that bubbles along with a nicely percolated groove, but which also comes across with a lot of warmth on the vocals! Richard's style of singing is light and loving – very much in keeping with his sweater-clad look on the cover, and ... (Soul) read moreCD