A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" with Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unlike most other recent major label releases, Loud seems to have found the perfect mix of commericial success and straight dope hip hop... From the movie dialog intro to "Twins". Guest appearances by Black Thought of The Roots, Raekwon, Fat Joe and more. (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Beats by Alchemist, Evidence, E Swift, Joey Chavez and others, guestrhymes by Defari and Phil Da Agony. 13 tracks counting intros and interludes, including :Ralo RIP Jam", "Say It Twice", "Aged Whiskey, Aged Remy", "Develop Tools", "The Unforgettable", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)
Billy's Western Brass/Two Beats Happy Sound —
Studio One 32 ... LP Studio One (UK), 1976. Very Good+ ...
Later work from the combo also known as Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice – but still pretty darn nice – and served up in a style that has more straight Afro-Funk grooving than you'd expect! There's a nicely tight small combo feel to the whole thing – more African than before, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large promo tracklist sticker, a cutout hole, and some light wear.)
Black Sabbath —
Paranoid ... LP Warner, 1971. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure French combo from the 70s – with a distinct African groove, and a little bit of everything in the mix. As the name of the label might imply, there's a bit of Soukous on the record – but there are also some other strong elements, like the funky samba sound of "Brasil ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a small name.)
Craft ... LP Epitaph/Quannum, 2005. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Chief Xcel and Gift Of Gab move it over to Anti- for the long-awaited follow up to Blazing Arrow! The Craft is a much more streamlined effort – so if the stylistic sprawl and sidesteps into the pop realm that characterized the major label album rubbed you the wrong way, this may be the ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from the hipper side of the LA scene – a rare early session from trombonist Lou Blackburn, cut in collaboration with a young Horace Tapscott! The style here is quite hard to peg – a unique blend of soul jazz and modernism – handled with a key focus on unusual rhythms ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later material cut by this great singer from the Soul Children. The tracks are produced by Homer Banks, and still have a very strong sound, even though the style's a bit more modern than Blackfoot's classic work. Writing is by Betty Crutcher, Homer Banks, and Chuck Brooks – and in a way, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
J Blackfoot —
U Turn ... LP Edge, Early 80s. Near Mint- ...
Not as strong as some of Blackfoot's other solo work – a mix of styles that has his roots in the Memphis scene getting a bit of an 80s production touch, sometimes a bit too tinny to sound great, at others rolling into more comfortable territory with a warmer feel. Homer Banks wrote and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A country rock session from JD Blackfoot – but one with a hipper edge than most! Side one features some more mainstream-styled tunes that fit nicely with the down-homier side of the rock spectrum at the end of the 60s – but side two really trips things out nicely, and gets relatively ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutotu hole and some wear.)
Art Blakey & Buddy DeFranco —
Blues Bag ... LP Yes To Jazz (Portugal), 1964. Near Mint- ...
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers —
Drum Suite ... LP Columbia, 1956/1957. Very Good ...
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some aging and light wear.)
One of the great, slightly twisted slices of pop meets country meets psychedelia meets easy moog grooves from Blanchard & Morgan! We know that's a lot of meeting going on, but this fab guy/girl partnership pushed the boundaries of country & pop conventions in the 60s & 70s like no ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole. Label has a peeled spot.)
Bobby Blue Bland —
Dreamer ... LP ABC, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ...
Sure it's not his Duke recordings, and sure, the sound's a bit 70s-ish – but Bobby's voice is always fantastic, and he still sounds great in this smooth batch of tracks recorded in LA. Backings were arranged and conducted by Michael Omartian – but it's Bobby's vocals that really make ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is wavy from moisture, with some wrinkles and peeled spots on the back panel.)
Beats, grooves, and instrumentals from Nu Mark and Pomo! Tracks include "Melody", "Beat The Odds", "Lola", "Bad Luck Blues", "The Way I Think", "Shedding Steel", "Pow", "The S**t", "Flute Fidelity", "Imag ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s ECM album from Paul Bley, but one that features work from much earlier years – one session recorded in 1963, the other from 1968 – both done with Gary Peacock on bass, and either Billy Elgart or Paul Motian on drums! These early sides from Bley are quite interesting examples of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has peeling of the gloss.)
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
A weird rarity for both fans of Bonanza and Robert Mitchum! Hoss from the TV show tells a few great American tales – while Bob Mitchum's brother sings some classic stories too! (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Out of New York rock and roll ideas, Debbie Harry decides to pilfer the subcultures to make her sound a bit more interesting! Fortunately for us, she got some help from guitar maestro Chris Stein on the track "Rapture" – and Stein's real interest in the music gave it a stone old ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Nice Price stamp and a small sticker on the spine.)
Tracks include "Southern Comfort", "Stick To Your Own Kind", "That Ol' Dupree Sh!t", "I'm Not The Man", "Devils Get No Dap", "3-2-1 Contact", "Stabbed By The Steeple", "Another Nail In The Coffin", and "Life". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Bloodstone moving into a whole new thing – a funkier groove than before, and one that really points the way towards the group's clubby direction at the end of the 70s! Although best known as a sweet harmony group, Bloodstone shine equally well in this upbeat mode – a territory that's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a sticker with a name on it. Label has the same sticker.)
Bloodstone's augmented here by a heck of a lot of studio players – more than enough to fill out the needs of the soundtrack to this so-so film from the mid 70s. A few cuts still have the group singing in their better harmony style, but more than a few numbers are remakes of 50s vocal group ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a promo sticker.)
Mike Bloomfield, AL Kooper, & Steve Stills —
Super Session ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Titles include "Albert's Shuffle", "Stop", "Man's Temptation", "This Holy Modal Majesty", "Really", and "Season Of The Witch". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Mike Bloomfield/John Hammond/Dr John —
Triumvirate ... LP Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ...
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Blue Beard —
Blue Beard ... LP Specialty (UK), 2010. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)...
Not exactly soul, not exactly rock – Blue Mink were one of those rare 70s crossover groups who managed to draw from a number of sources and create a unique blend that worked surprisingly well! The group wear their multi-racial identity on their sleeve – even in the first few words of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and corner wear.)
One of the first albums from Blue Mink – a seminal rock/soul crossover act who really broke bigger in the 70s! The album's strongest asset is singer Madeline Bell, who works in duet form with group leader Roger Cook on most numbers – bringing the record a strongly soulful component ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of work from the re-formed Blues Magoos – a new incarnation of the group that had a few early garage rock hits, and which on this set features some great work by Eric Kaz, who seems to add a hip singer-songwriter feel to the record. The group have clearly been listening to a lot ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent set from Willie – recorded in the years before he moved to Verve, with a very different sound! The Willie Bobo here is less of the pop instrumentalist on some of his later sides – and is more of a hard-hitting Latin leader with a heck of a lot of soul. There's an early ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a large center split on the bottom seam.)
One of the Verve albums that focuses on Willie Bobo's talents as a singer – still very much in the tight Latin Soul style of Willie's other work from the time, but with more vocals on the tracks – done in Willie's rough-styled soulful mode! Includes the groovers "Feelin' So ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forget the "blues" in the title – this is another one of Willie Bobo's groovy Latin soul albums for Verve, with a good set of New York soul arrangements by Bert Keyes, Bert DeCoteaux, and Sonny Henry. Willie does a number of soul covers, like "Bad Bad Whiskey", "Walk ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split spine, and some splitting on the other seams.)
Killer material, and one of Willie's best-ever albums for Verve! The album's filled with groovy numbers that hit the good mix of soul and Latin that was coming out of the New York scene at the time – and Willie delivers all of it with a tight jazzy sound that works great with the titles. ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has marks that click a bit on "Goin' Out Of My Head" and "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries". Cover has some wear, with some staining on the back.)
An Arista winner from Angela Bofill – one that has her working strongly with Narada Michael Walden – who helps Bofill on production and songwriting for part of the album, and really helps bring a nicely solid feel to the set! The tunes are more in an 80s soul mode than before for Angie ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Here's where it started getting weird for Bolan & T Rex – with strange bits of soul and other elements in the shiny, spacey veneer! Includes "Venus Loon", "Sound Pit", "Galaxy", "Change", "Teenage Dream", "Interstellar Soul", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more guitar-driven groups on the West End 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 ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You gotta give Gary credit for getting two 60s dance crazes in a 3 word title! The album's a pretty good one, though – some nice 60s groovers with a slight Latin feel on some numbers, and more straight rock and roll on others. Titles include "Dear Lady Twist", "Naughty Little ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small piece of tape on the spine.)
Luiz Bonfa —
Bonfa ... LP Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
One of Bonfa's better pop-bossa efforts of the 60s, and a record that features some pretty solid arrangements by Deodato. The record's still a mix of easy tunes and bossa ones, with the usual confusion of some of Bonfa's other American records – but the groove is pretty solid Now Sound stuff ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some small stains, an unglued bottom seam, and a partially unglued top seam.)
An early 80s gem from Booker T – and continuing proof that he made some mighty nice music after he split from the MGs! This set's got Book grooving in a sweet Cali mode all the way through – a vibe that's warm, yet never sleepy at all – and blended with just the right touches of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very hip work from Booker T & The MGs – an album that has them standing out under a pier by the ocean on the cover – clearly a long way from their Memphis roots! The sound here still has a good dose of those roots, though – but it also shows them picking up some hipper ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a very light stain on back.)
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a spot of sticker residue, and a piece of tape.)