A wonderful album – one of the group's best! The album was a "comeback" effort – but it's still got stone Philly production from Norman Harris, with a sound that's right up their with their best Atco sides from the mid 70s. In fact, the harmonies are even better than before, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Another great compilation of the funky funky soul of Eddie Bo! This compilation contains the same sort of vintage New Orleans funky tracks as the one Hubbub issued, but they differ quite a bit in their track listings (about 40% of this material isn't on the Hubbub one, and vice versa). Exclusive ... (Soul) read moreCD
A much-needed look at the Mercury years of Hamilton Bohannon – and a treasure-trove of unreissued funky dancefloor tracks! Bohannon first sprang onto the scene with his early funky work for Brunswick – chunky numbers that showed a very unique approach to rhythm, and an odd heavily-repet ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially ... (Soul) read moreCD
Perennial indie folk rock bar raiser Bonnie Prince Billy has done it again with Wondershow Of The World – his third truly excellent album to be released in the stretch of a couple years, not even including the charming vinyl-only live LP – this time co-captaining the vessel with Emmett ... (Rock) read moreCD
Christopher Bono —
Bardo ... CD Our Silent Canvas, 2014. Used ...
Deluxe version of one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One and Boogie Down Productions, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A selection of late 80s South Bronx Teachings – classic Boogie Down Productions circa Criminal Minded! South Bronx Teachings focuses soundly on the class of '87 – so you get fistful of the Criminal Minded cuts and a few other blasts from KRS-One & Scott La Rock, nicely paced over ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Buckshot Shorty w/the Cocoa Brovaz, Heltah Skeltah & the Originoo Gun Clappaz. 14 tracks in all, including "Night Riders", "Headz Are Redee, Pt. II", "Ohkeedoke", "Go For Yours" & "Likkle Youth Man Dem". (Hip Hop) CD
David Bowie at his most sinister for the 70s – a landmark set that combines the harder rocking sound of the Ziggy Stardust years with the more sophisticated theatrics of Aladdin Sane – in a style that features some of the darkest, most political work of Bowie's career! There's a depth ... (Rock) read moreCD
David Bowie's grabbing the cover of Heroes for this surprisingly great album – using the old cover art, then marking it over – in ways that definitely give a hint at the sound underneath! The style's darker and edgier than we've heard Bowie in years – kind of in "Joe The ... (Rock) read moreCD
David Bowie back in costume at the end of the 70s – but informed enough from his Berlin trilogy that he's coming at things quite differently here! The album's a great summation of the sounds on Low, Heroes, and Lodger – taken almost back to some Ziggy Stardust and Space Oddity ... (Rock) read moreCD
The second half of Bowie's Thin White Duke years in the studio – not as sublime as his Young Americans outing in Philly with Luther, but still surprisingly soulful nonetheless! The format here is much more compact – with a small group working alongside Bowie in an effort to create the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work ... (Rock) read moreCD
A landmark album from Boyz II Men – and a set that shows that the classic harmony style was alive and well into the 90s! Although the production and rhythms here are somewhat contemporary, the vocals have a classic approach all the way through – maturing masculine soul styles that are ... (Soul) read moreCD
The group's second real album, and one that never manages to totally capture the groove of the first – but which still has some pretty great writing and playing that set it apart from most of the soul of its generation! The cut "Dream On Dreamer" is one of those early 90s groovers ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A batch of tracks recorded in the late 90s by Brand Nubian – which purported predate the mid school legends official comeback LP Foundation – for the most part unreleased until now! Production by Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, Alamo, Lord Finesse and Vance Wright. Titles include "Seen ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Not classic soul, sure, but a good batch of current tracks by an artist who's crossed over into the classic steppers scene here in Chicago. Plus, we figured that some of you might be having trouble finding this on wax – even though the CD is just about everywhere! Tracks include "Angel ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the first solo saxophone recordings of the 60s – recorded as one of the first few sessions by a young Anthony Braxton! As the title implies, the whole album features alto sax – played freely by Braxton with a depth of creativity and sense of humanity to rival any of the previous ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Anthony Braxton —
This Time ... CD BYG/Sunspots (Italy), 1970. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An excellent session for BYG! Anthony Braxton is recorded here with a number of other Chicago AACM players, including Steve McCall, Leroy Jenkins, and Leo Smith. The instrumentation includes an amazing range of oddball sound sources, including Hohner Organ, sirens, logs, mouth organ, sound ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Comes in a cool 5" gatefold reissue package just like the original LP.)
Nice 2CD set that serves as a perfect introduction to the work of this legendary French singer/songwriter – and which includes a whopping 37 tracks in a very handsome package! The titles here are instantly recognizable – both from Brel's own famous versions, and from the English ones ... (French) read moreCD
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Sweet blue-eyed club from Brooklyn Dreams – a trio who take some of the stronger vocal harmonies of mainstream 70s pop, and fuse them with some upbeat grooves for the dancefloor! The group's sound is pretty great – compressed, warm, and quite soulful – without any too-commercial ... (Soul) read moreCD
Late 70s grooves from Brooklyn Dreams for Casablanca – with the crossover hit "Heaven Knows" with Donna Summer – but overall it'sa pretty sweet set of late disco era numbers with slow building arrangements and harmony vocals that show a love and respect for the previous couple ... (Soul) read moreCD
Brooklyn Jazz Underground —
Seven By Seven ... CD Brooklyn Jazz Underground, 2014. Used Gatefold ...
Sound, space, tone, and color – a tremendous effort from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and a record with a really unique feel! The album features a wonderful group that includes Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Stan Getz on tenor, Gary Burton on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really amazing project – and a totally righteous little record – a set of songs all penned by Bob Dylan in the 60s, sung by a hip spiritual choir that includes performances from soul singers Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Gloria Jones! The mix of soul and gospel here is ... (Soul) read moreCD
Peter Brotzmann/Friis Nielsen/Uuskyla —
Medicina ... CD Atavistic, 2004. Used ...
A recent recording from the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Friis Nielsen, and Peeter Uuskyla – done in a freewheeling style that really recalls the power of Brotzmann's classic work of the 70s. Brotzmann himself plays a nice range of horns that include tarogato and alto clarinet, in addition to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown – issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded much for Prestige – and never really as a leader – these sides are still a great example of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot ... (Jazz) read moreCD
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertru ... (Jazz) read moreCD