Evelyn King is in solid 80s groove territory here – working with a fair bit of beats and keyboards – and getting help in the studio from T Life and Rene & Angela! The former sweetness of King's poppier hits is nicely suppressed here amidst the fuzzy guitars and flashy electronics ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title tells the story of the album's concept – as Teddi King pays tribute to a dozen male "kings" of music – including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dick Haymes, and Billy Eckstine! The tunes are all signature numbers by each of the male stars – redone by Teddi here ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing, with deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track six. Cover has light wear, some stains on the front, some seam splitting, and tape on the top seam.)
Great early work from vocalist Teddi King – a set that's got a lot more dark corners and moody moments than some of her later work! The group here is nice and small – a quartet that features Ruby Braff on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Milt Hinton on bass – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cvoer has a bit of an old sticker in one corner, but is nice overall.)
This King Crimson line-up featured David Cross on violin & keyboards, along with John Wetton, Bill Bruford, and of couse Robert Fripp. Eight tracks in all, including "The Night Watch", "Fracture", "The Great Deceiver", "The Mincer", "Lament", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some splitting, wear & aging.)
King Crimson —
USA ... LP Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ....
A pretty dark little record from the waning mid 70s version of King Crimson – recorded on tour in the US by a quartet of David Cross, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, and Robert Fripp. The tracks are mostly live takes of tunes from earlier albums – "Easy Money", "21st Century ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK pressing on Polydor. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and a few light creases.)
Quite a groovy early album from King Curtis – one that's got a strange little gimmick, but one that works wonderfully! The "dixie twist" theme means that King's taking older standards associated with the south, and playing them in a fast-crackling, highly rhythmic style that has ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tru-sound pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, some small stains, some seam splitting, and promo stamp and some pen on the back.)
An instant groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A standout classic from Fern Kinney – and a set that not only marked a big moment of evolution for southern soul, but also for the Mississippi scene as well! The set was recorded at the Malaco studios in Jackson, but has a vibe that's much closer to some of the TK Records material from Miami ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has ring & edge wear and a cutout notch.)
An excellent 2nd album from Lew Kirton – a bit smoother than his first one, but still with that great mellow soul sound that we dig so much! Lew's a strong singer in a tradition that includes Leroy Hutson and Leon Ware – sweetly grooving in a warm and mellow style, but also kicking ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic record from Kitty Haywood and her female vocal quartet – an ensemble that shifted easily between secular and spiritual material, and who did a lot of backing work on the Chicago scene in the 70s. The set's one of their few albums as a group – and it's a sublime batch of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the better soul groups of the early 80s – one who managed to mix electric keyboards with harmony vocals, yet still keep a sound that was pretty real. This album's got plenty of that great "wheeeeeep" keyboard sound, used to punctuate the songs' choruses, and lay down the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, with a name in marker on the front and back.)
The group's third release – and although they've dropped the space suits, they're still grooving nicely in a slightly electric mode! The sound here is heavy on keyboards and bassy bits – a very catchy 80s groove that's topped by shifting male/female vocals from the members of the trio! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Eric Kloss —
Now ... LP Muse, 1978. Sealed ....
Eric Kloss is in some very cool company here – a group with hip Mike Nock on keyboards, bringing some sweet electric sounds to the set! Kloss plays both alto and tenor, but Nock's presence on the record really helps shape the sound – not nearly as outside as we sometimes hear in Mike's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earl Klugh's definitely got his heart on his strings here – working in this warm, mellow mode that's mighty nice – set to gentle orchestrations by Dave Matthews, which work perfect for Klugh's groove! There's nothing too over the top here, and Earl mixes acoustic and electric in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful solo set by Gladys Knight – a record that has her stepping out strongly on her own, during a brief break from The Pips! The set's arranged by Gene Page – who mixes together strings and soul at a level that supports the classy style that Knight had forged at Buddah ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Smooth Gladys from later years – working without The Pips, but showing the world that she's still got a heck of a lot to offer! Includes duets with Dionne Warwick, Patti Labelle, and David Peaston – and a track list that includes "Men", "Meet Me In The Middle", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gladys Knight & The Pips —
Anthology ... LP Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ....
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice 2LP set that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. Includes their original version of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful mid 70s set from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a soundtrack date written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, who really helps bring a lot of depth to their music! Curtis really helps Knight and the group get out of some of their hit cliches of the 70s, and find some hipper space ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a few creases, and tape on the spine.)
A collection of songs from the early days when Gladys Knight & The Pips were just starting out. Tracks include "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Who Knows", "Operator", "It Hurts Me So Bad", "Tell Her You're Mine", "Letter Full Of Tears", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Soul/Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice collection that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. 12 tracks in all, including ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear & a few stains on the back.)
A pivotal album for Gladys Knight and group – as the record features their super-huge hit "The Midnight Train To Georgia", a landmark track that not only had a catchy pop hook, but which spoke volumes about African-American migration in the postwar years. The track's one of those ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last Gladys Knight albums for Motown – and seemingly a collection of work from a variety of different sessions, possibly put together to compete with her shift to Buddah Records in the mid 70s! The groove here is pretty great, often in a mode that's a bit more uptempo and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip.)
The last Buddah Records album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a set that's a great summation of all the new territory the group hit with the label! The album's a mix of the mellower ballads that made Gladys one of the biggest female soul singers of the 70s, and some of the upbeat ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Gladys' earliest singles – put together by the Bell label, but recorded earlier in the 60s. Titles include "Letter Full Of Tears", "Lovers Always Forgive", "Operator", "Tell Her You're Mine", "Giving Up", "Every Beat Of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gladys Knight & The Pips —
Touch ... LP Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ....
Gladys Knight & The Pips sounding fresh and revitalized for the 80s on Touch from '81 – a batch of tunes both produced and penned by Ashford & Simpson! It's a pretty sweet mix of clean grooving, smoothed out soul gems and others with some strings and kind of bigger arrangements that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Knight's classic – and a monumental album of funky female soul that was one of the best albums in the "second generation" Stax era! You probably know the title cut, as it was her biggest hit, and the inspiration for loads of "answer" songs (some of which came from ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam with some tape residue.)
A gem by Lee Konitz – one of his near-perfect 50s sessions for Atlantic! Lee's tone here is crisp, clear, and hauntingly fresh – modern, yet never academically so – and played with a dexterity that's incredible, but never too in love with itself to go too far. Key players on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, a very light stain along the opening, and some marker on back.)
Great 50s material from Lee Konitz – recorded for Atlantic, issued here later in a special Japanese only package – with Peter Ind on bass, Sal Mosca on piano, and Billy Bauer on guitar! Titles include "Don't Explain", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "You're ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic meeting – the icy alto of Lee Konitz, with the mellifluous sound of the Gerry Mulligan quartet that included Chet Baker, Larry Bunker, and Carson Smith. The material was recorded in 1953 at The Haig in LA – and tracks include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Alm ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label World Pacific pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a split top seam, and some splitting on the other seams.)
Lee Konitz Quintet —
Peacemeal ... LP Milestone, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ....
Quite a unique set from Lee Konitz – recorded during a late 60s period where he was wonderfully experimental with his sound! For the album, Konitz is joined by Marshall Brown on valve trombone & baritone horn, Dick Katz on piano & electric piano, Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack De ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This one's called a "best of", but it's really one of the group's first albums, and it pulls together a host of great early tracks, some of which were only ever on singles! The record's got a shiny gold cover, and it's rare as hen's teeth! Titles include "The Penguin", "Le ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the non-metallic cover, which has some wear and splash stains.)
Kool & The Gang —
Force ... LP De-Lite, 1977. Very Good ....
Kool & The Gang's a little bit slicker and a little bit smoother on The Force than on earlier classic records – but thankfully, they're still getting on down to the funky sounds! The Force does indeed have more of a spacey boogie than a jungle boogie vibe, but they're still doing what we ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Kool & the Gang —
Forever ... LP Polygram, 1986. Near Mint- ....
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(Cover has a promo stamp, light creases, and WGN marker on back.)
Nice compilation of some of Kool & The Gang's best early funk tracks for De-Lite. The record's got lots of nice groovers, including "Soul Vibrations", "Music is the Message", "Rated X", "Jungle Boogie", "Hollywood Swinging", "Funky ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After this one, there was no turning back for Kool & The Gang! The record has them bringing their underground funk sound to the masses – with a choppy riffy groove that stands out almost as a public challenge to all the other pretenders that had been cropping up on major labels during ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Kool G Rap —
4, 5, 6 ... LP Cold Chillin, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ....
Nice mid 90s work from the legendary Kool G Rapp! 4,5,6 was first of a string of comebacks for the man from QB with the crisp lisp – and a strong slice of mid 90s hip hop. Beats by Buckwild, Dr Butcher, T Ray and Naughty Shorts. There's a nice duet with Nas on "Fast Life", also ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner.)
The east coast crime life epic from Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – hard hitting headnodding production from Sir Jinx, Kool G Rap & Trakmasterz – and riveting, violent wordplay from Kool G Rap! Live And Let Die isn't as well remembered as a handful of the other violent storytelling ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a partially unglued top seam.)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo —
Rated XXX ... LP Cold Chillin, Mid 80s/Mid 90s. Sealed 2LP ....
Double LP with six new songs recorded in 1996 plus another six "greatest hits" including "Rikers Island", "I'm Fly (original version)", "Talk Like Sex", "F*&@ U Man", "Rhyme Tyme" ... (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Kool Keith —
Matthew ... LP Funky Ass, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ....
Tracks include "F-U M.F.", "27 Shots", "Operation Extortion", "Baddest MC", "I Don't Believe You", "Lived In The Projects", "Keith N Bumpy", "Shoes N Suits", "Back Stage Passes", "Mad Man Departure", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features "They Want Money", The Avenue", "All Night Long", "I Go To Work", "Knowledge Is King", "I'm Hittin Hard", "Get The Picture",I'm Blowin Up", "Pump Your Fist", and "The Don". ... (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
A rare session by singer Karin Krog – one that also features great work by Polish alto player Zbigniew Namyslowski! The album was recorded at Poland's Jazz Jamboree in 1975 – and side one features Krog singing with backing from Namyslowski's quartet, which includes some great work on ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Slammin soundtrack to this bio-pic which starred Sal Mineo as Gene Krupa, and which features music by Krupa himself, plus Anita O'Day and Red Nichols. Pretty trad and swing all around – but there's a lot of great drum work by Krupa, particularly the type that often got featured in the live ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light stains.)
With Charlie Ventura on tenor, Nabil Totah on bass, and John Bunch on piano – and cuts that include "Undecided", "Tickle Toe", "I Love You", "Misty", "Flying Home", and "Cry Me A River". ... (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Nice, tight, simple, and swinging! All players are hitting a good later stride here, set in unrestricted small group company on the occasion of the film release of the Benny Goodman story. Verve was able to get the players to go past the stock stuff they did for the film, and recreate some of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has a split spine, with some staining, marker, and sticker residue on the back.)
We have to admit we didn't know anyone was putting out rap records in the late 80s from the Detroit area, and how these guys got hooked up with Macola out on the west coast is beyond us. Stevie D, Wonder T and the Butcher shout old school rhymes over stripped down, very 80s sounding big beat ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beats by Fanatik, cuts by DJ Design, Architect and others, with guest rhymes from Planet Asia, Rasco and other left coast rhymers. 15 tracks in all, including "Yeah", "Live That Life", "Noble Words", "Listen Up" and "Skhool Of Yard". ... (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Recorded in Canada, by a group featuring Randy Kumano on keyboards and vocals. The tracks have less of a disco feel than you'd expect, and are more like uptempo funk material aimed at the dancefloor. Titles include "I'll Cry For You", "You Got It", "Angel Eyes", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The sole full length from uptown Manhattan's premier Latino MC. Head nodding mid 90s east coast vibes courtesy the Stimulated Dummies, Beatnuts and Pete Nice & Daddy Rich back up the Constipated Monkey's New Yorican flow on one of the most sought after and hard to get albums from the glory ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kwick ... LP EMI, 1980. Very Good ....
Just Sold Out!
Sweet 80s groove from Kwick – a quartet who were once known as The Newcomers, and recorded some Memphis singles for Stax – but who here reemerge more than fully-formed – leaping into the new decade with an amazingly rich sound! Given the group's previous work, the vocals here are ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some light stains, and a center split on the spine.)
A sweet little Latin jazz-styled session – done in the hippest west coast mode of the start of the 60s! Early organ from Charles Kynard, great flute from Buddy Collette, plus vibes from Johnny Rae, bass from Al McKibbon, and lots of Latin percussion played by Armando Peraza and others! ... (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on their own! Even without Scott's sax in the lead, the sound here is still pretty darn sharp – and the lineup features Robben Ford ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spare little instrumental grooves, with a feel that's as dark as the cover image! Felix Laband's a good fit for the sound of Compost these days – and he's working here in a style that electrifies acoustic elements, and jiggles them together playfully with an earthy tone at the bottom. There' ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet 70s set that has the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash teaming up with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who brings the group some of the chunkier grooves he'd been using in his own great 70s work! The album's got a nicely romping sound throughout – a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)
One of a number of 70s repackagings of Patti Labelle's early work with The Bluebelles – done, in this instance, to appear to be a collection of work by then supergroup Labelle! The cover's got Patti in a 70s silvery outfit – but the work is all early 60s girl group soul, mostly early ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 70s gem from Patti Labelle! Although the album's recorded right in the height of the disco years, Patti's really shining on the mellower cuts – hitting a serious soulful side that shows that her move to a solo act really let her move into more sophisticated material. There are ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
The only thing "straight" about Steve Lacy's horn is its shape – as the soprano sax here is used in some extremely inventive and modern ways, especially for the date of the session! We don't think we're going out on a limb to say Lacy is one of the foremost melodic improvisors of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great record – and one of Land's most obscure sessions – part of a short-lived early 60s attempt to make jazz cash in on the folk boom. Despite what might seem like a cheap gimmick, the set actually sounds great – grooving with a soulful swing, in that LA underground mode that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, and some pencil on the back.)
Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, & Others —
Jazz ... LP Mainstream, 1974. Near Mint- ....
A great little collection of hip 70s soul jazz tunes – recorded for the Mainstream level by a few different groups, but all united with a spirit of freedom and soulful exploration. Titles include "Dark Mood" by a group with Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Mtume, and Buster Williams; ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although mostly known for her 50's Latin recordings with Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, Abbe Lane emerges here in the mid 60s, on an album of "many sides", with arrangements by Hal Mooney. The track list is about as erratic as Abbe's photos on the cover, a strange montage of shots that ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obscure work from 50s reed genius John LaPorta! LaPorta's always been one of our favorite modern players from the 50s – and this rare Fantasy side captures him working live in Venezuela, working with a few different groups, from quintet size on up to small big band. LaPorta plays both ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)
Hugo Largo —
Mettle ... LP Opal/Warner, 1989. Very Good+ ....