1988 ... CD Rhymesayers, 2005. Used ....
Blueprint's debut full length effort for Rhymesayers! The title of the album is not ironic – Blueprint produced this set with a warm reverence for the best late 80s hip hop stylings, from the funky drummer breaks, to the measured rhyme deliveries. He even throws in a beatbox tune. Still, ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Hamiet Bluiett/DD Jackson/Mor Thiam —
Join Us ... CD Justin Time (Canada), 1999. Used ....
Bombers ... CD West End/Unidisc (Canada), 1978. Used ....
One of the more guitar-driven groups on the Salsoul label at the end of the 70s – an outfit with a really great approach to cutting longer dancefloor grooves! Tracks on the album have a nice tight feel that's echoed strongly by the guitar and keyboard work on the tracks – not as spacey ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger ... (Brazil) read moreCD
What can we say? Booker T and crew are always tops in our book – and this album's as strong a batch of their classic singles as you'll ever find! Book's organ is the sound of a generation, and Steve Cropper's sinister vamping on guitar gives even the poppier tracks a hard edge that still ... (Soul) read moreCD
Damn! It's about time the Boot Camp Cliked a new one for us. Nothing but bass pounding, stinky beats all the way from the extended collective. Tracks include "And So", "Let's Get Down 2 Bizness", "Let's Roll", "Welcome To Bucktown USA", "Daddy ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A great package that includes the "final" concert by David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars persona – recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, and pulled from the soundtrack to the DA Pennebaker film of the same name! The original film featured Bowie, Mick ... (Rock) read moreCD
Smooth, chart R&B and new jack slow jams from one of the iconic groups of mid 90s urban radio in English and Spanish versions from the original album. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Babyface and the Darp Inc crew provide syrupy backing for the Boyz's sweet 90s soul harmonies. ... (Soul) 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
A modern classic from Dee Dee Bridgewater – one of her hippest albums of the later years, thanks to a great choice of material, and some really wonderful execution! The album's a beautiful set of straight jazz vocal readings of some of Horace Silver's best compositions, and it also features ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound —
Want More ... CD Bloodshot, 2011. Used ....
The second album from Chicago's great raw soul torch carriers JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – their debut for Bloodshot, and a record that's gonna catapult them to the forefront of the live soul scene, in the Chi and everywhere else! The group's proved over the past couple years, via ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever for Blue Note – and the only album recorded by tenor player Tina Brooks that was issued during his lifetime! The album's nearly perfect – and features Brooks' edgey tenor set in an all star group that includes Duke Jordan on piano, Freddie Hubbard on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Includes "I Got You", "Sex Machine (part 1)", "I Got The Feelin", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)", "Think", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Hot Pats (part 1)", "Superbad (parts 1 & ... (Soul) read moreCD
Excellent funky Christmas! Not everyone knows it, but James Brown cut a fair number of Christmas albums during the 60s – 3 albums, and a bunch of singles to be exact! They're all super-rare, but this great comp brings together some of the best material from those years – and nearly ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Brit soundtrack genius Roy Budd – an artist who started with his roots in jazz piano, but who really explods here in a range of groovy styles! The main title is an incredible blend of Eastern percussion and moody jazz – and other cuts bring in some ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Breaks, beats and funky drums from Bumps – aka Dan Bitney, John Herndon and John McEntire of Tortoise – a mightily thumping set that sounds very little like their much vaunted flagship operation – serving up raw, funky beatcraft all the way through! Tortoise has always worked ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A nice set from the recent comeback years of Solomon Burke – a record that has him taking on tunes from Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Van Morrison – plus other bits from more soul-based sources! The material's recorded with a heavy emphasis on roots, but produced with a partly ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best of Donald Byrd's early Blue Note albums – a sparkling set of hardbop tunes with a really souful edge! The album's one of a few that feature Byrd working with baritonist Pepper Adams – a frequent partner on his best recording dates of the late 50s, of which this set is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nothing fancy, but a great back to basics session from Byrd – very solidly played, with a tight group, in a style that recalls his best mid 60s work for Blue Note! Players include Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson, Donald Brown, Peter Washington, and the great Al Foster on drums – and the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Righteous, renegade hip hop from Capital D – a singular effort full of forceful, focused, stark and angry hip hop like they just don't make anymore. Cap D is clearly fed up with the status quo (in the hip hop scene and in the greater culture), and delivers these cuts accordingly. It's a ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Robb Cappalletto Group —
!!! ... CD Robb Cappalletto, 2012. Used ....
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in ... (Rock) read moreCD
Bold work from saxophonist James Carter – soulful one minute, modern the next – and definitely the sort of session that shows the full range of his mighty powers! Carter's possibly best known for his work on tenor, but the date also has him playing flute, baritone, soprano, and bass ... (Jazz) read moreCD
There's nothing prehistoric about this set – as saxophonist James Carter's working here in an angular mode that's strikingly modern, despite the "classics" in the title! The tunes are all familiar ones, but they're recast by Carter with a deep tone on tenor, alto, and soprano sax ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Johnny returns to prison for another incredible set, released in its entirety for the first time with the 9 songs left off of the original LP! Like the Folsom gig, the set was captured by producer Bob Johnston, who also so masterfully recorded Bob Dylan at his most primal. Unlike the Folsom set, ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
25 years of French disco collide as one – as house genius Bob Sinclar remixes the legendary late 70s work of Cerrone! Cerrone's work from the late 70s and early 80s was some of the best club music coming out of Europe at the time – and he virtually pioneered the extended slow-building ... (Soul) read moreCD
Arguably the best of Cherry's albums for Blue Note – and a real masterpiece of soulful avant playing! The group features Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor (and he's incredible, by the way!), Henry Grimes on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Grimes and Blackwell are more than just ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tripped-out soul from Cody Chestnutt – a double-CD set that's an instant classic! Cody's sound is really unique – a lo-fi blend of styles that stretches back to Sly Stone and Shuggie Otis, with elements of the current Philly underground, bits of crispy hip hop production, and even some ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD