More Sweet Classic Soul from Maysa Leak – a collection of soul music gems from many years back, redone with a smooth and jazzy contemporary feel! The format's similar to Maysa's other recent albums – a great revival of these tracks, sung by one of the best voices working today in soul ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Timeless soul from Maysa – who here lends her sweet molasses vocals to numbers made famous by Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan, The Stylistics, Roberta Flack and others! Maysa fully employs the sophisticated mellow soul approach on this set – befitting ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A record that not only goes beyond some of the other recent work we've heard from Rob Mazurek – but a set that also offers up two richly different sides of his talents! CD1 features a mindblowing performance from the Exploding Star Orchestra – a special version of the group that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Juice Crew at it's best with Marley Marl twisting the knobs – the lCold Chillin classic from MC Shan! Born To Be Wild is the middle effort in a trio of great, and at this point underappreciated album MC Shan cut for Cold Chillin, leaving a pretty solid legacy if strong mid 80s rap with ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of the benchmark LPs of battle ready rhymes and block rockin' Cold Chillin' beats – MC Shan's Down By Law, produced by the Marley Marl – in a deluxe 2CD version packed with rare 12" versions that appear on CD for the first time ever! Down By Law was the first of Shan's solid ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A landmark bit of southern soul from the great Toussaint McCall – a wonderfully talented singer, songwriter, and organist – every bit as great as Otis Redding, James Carr, and other southern soul great of the 60s! This album is Toussaint's strongest legacy – known best for its ... (Soul) read moreCD
Toussaint McCall stands as one of the best southern soul singers of his time – and one that is painfully overshadowed by the better known singers on Atlantic and the larger labels. His hit "Nothing Takes The Place Of You" is well known as a soul classic – but Toussaint ... (Soul) read moreCD
The extremely successful union of two of Atlantic's biggest funky jazz stars, caught live in Switzerland, with the amazing Benny Bailey sitting in on trumpet. The tracks are long and funky, and are virtually a blueprint for pop soul jazz playing of the time – mixing slinky rhythms with some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent psych/prog sidebar in the history of late 60s and early 70s British rock! Recorded not too long after the duo of McDonald & Giles left the original lineup of King Crimson, this set is a mellower affair, without too many of the hard rock pretensions of Crimson, and without too much ... (Rock) read moreCD
A really unusual album for Jack McDuff – one that was recorded in Memphis, with a lineup and a feel that's quite different from other Blue Note sessions of the time! There's a lot of electricity bubbling in the record – and although McDuff normally never worked with a bassist on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print Blue Note Rare Groove Series pressing.)
An incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by Gary McFarland, in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled "America The Beautiful: An Account Of Its Disappearance" – and features "movements" ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jimmy McGriff —
Fly Dude ... CD Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1972. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Some great down-home work from Jimmy McGriff – a session that's a bit less funk-based than some of his others for the Groove Merchant label, but still plenty darn great! The set's kind of a nice link between the straighter soul jazz of McGriff's 60s years, and his return to the format at the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A long-overdue introduction of Brooklyn singer Stephanie McKay to the US market – especially given that her debut album was issued in the UK a few years ago! This 5 track EP is a bit of a teaser to Stephanie's projected full length US set – and it features 3 new tracks that are all ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
An amazing album – simply groundbreaking, and a key turn for Jackie McLean! The record features a group of hip young players – including a very young Tony Williams, plus Grachan Moncur III, Bobby Hutcherson, and Eddie Kahn – all playing in a spare contemplative modernist mode ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A split album that features 8 tracks by Carmen McRae with the Mat Mathews quartet, plus 4 more obscure numbers by Julie London, recording with the quartet of Tony Scott. The McRae material is some of her best jazz work from the time – cut in that perfect small group vocal mode that was one ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(CD sleeve has a spot of sticker remnants with a small rip.)
As the title implies, the set's filled with remixes from MM&W's smoking Combustication LP – a classic 90s set for Blue Note, reworked here with a hip hop style on most of the tracks! 6 tracks in all – with titles that include "Hey Hee Hi Ho (Illyb rmx)", "Whatever ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
The second Gramavision album by MM&W, and a batch of grooves that shows them opening up their style a lot more than on their first one. There's equal parts of Larry Young and Jimmy McGriff mixed into the organ here, and the rhythm, while tight, is also got a nice open-ended feel. Titles ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A set cut by this fantastic vocal harmony trio as the roots era faded and gave way to dancehall's preeminence, though you'd hardly guess it from this excellent set. Linval Thompson keeps his game up as producer, with the mighty Roots Radics delivering the rhythms that are sweet, tight and right, ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A free-thinking and spiritual session from Italian bassist Marcello Melis – recorded right at the height of his late 70s powers! The album's a richly collaborative effort – one that draws strongly from contributions by players who include Lester Bowie and Enrico Rava on trumpets, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 —
Equinox ... CD A&M (Japan), 1967. Used ...
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – a perfect bridge between the simple pop of earlier records, and the group's expanding sound as the 70s approached! The warmly glowing Brasil 66 style is still very strongly in place, but the music here is all a bit hipper – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin- ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Two sparkling jazzy albums from 1966! The Great Arrival is one of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums, and it's an all-instrumental batch of tracks. The format is easy Brazilian piano, over larger arrangements with a good jazz component – and the record features Mendes soloing over work by ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Vince Mendoza & Arif Mardin —
Jazzpana ... CD Act (Germany), 1993. Used ...
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests —
Moa Anbessa ... CD Terp (Netherlands), 2007. Used ...
A killer combination of sounds – the searing tenor sax of Getatchew Mekuria and the raspy guitars of The Ex – brought together here in really unique cross-cultural formation! Mekuria's influence really transforms the sound of The Ex – bringing their anarchic spirit into a ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
The complete A&M recordings of The Merry Go Round and later solo act Emmitt Rhodes – lesser-remembered pop treasures from the end of the 60s, really sparkling nicely in this well-done set! The Merry Go Round's heard here on their one and only album for A&M – a self-titled set ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of greatest heavy metal albums of all time – a pioneering blast of mid 80s thrash from Metallica at an early peak! Say what you will about Metallica's later career triumphs and failures, there's no overstating how huge their impact was on metal and hard rock early on, and their best few ... (Rock) read moreCD
A rare little set from The Meters – recorded in their home turf of New Orleans in the mid 70s, but with a groove that's as raw as their Josie Records albums of the 60s! The vibe here is a great change from the polished production the group were getting over at Warner Brothers – and the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Brilliantly funky! This is the greatest album they cut for Warner Brothers – and it's one of the few that ever really approaches the genius of their early work for Josie. The record features the incredible breakbeat cut "Just Kissed My Baby" – worth the price of the album ... (Soul) read moreCD