Nice one! This is one of Dick Hyman's most fantastic LPs, and the one that includes some of his best moogy playing. With the very funky club cut "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", plus "Both Sides Now", "Kolumbo", "Time Is Tight", and "Green Onions". (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Dick Hyman's classic funky Moog LP with super-fine mooginess, and a great sense of humor. Includes the classic break cut "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", which has some mad screaming moog, plus other nice ones like "The Minotaur", "Kolumbo", "Topless Dancers Of ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on the back, with some light wear and a small rip inside the gatefold.)
A very unusual special on the history of jazz – recorded live, with performances by Billie Holiday, Brownie McGhee, Coleman Hawkins, Buck Clayton, and others! Dick Hyman directs, and Leonard Feather narrates. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Far and away our favorite album by Phyllis Hyman – her first, and with lots of the same smooth jazzy soul touches you'd find in her work with Norman Connors! Phyllis is still as sophisticated as she is on later albums, but there's a bit freer style to the record – and Phyllis breaks a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some marker in one corner. Label has some marker.)
10 tracks from Phyllis' years at Buddah and Arista – some of her finest work, and most of it an extremely unique blend of smooth jazz and modern R&B, done in a style that many tried to copy over the years. The tracks are produced by the likes of Skip Drinkwater, Mtume, and Chuck Jackson ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining and waviness along the bottom and opening.)
Great soundtrack to one of the best B-Ball films of the 70s, and certainly one of Stockard Channing's finest moments! Thom Bell wrote most of the stuff, and put it together with a sound that rivals some of his best 70s work. The album has vocal performances by Phyllis Hyman, The Spinners, and The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not to be confused with the Afro-Funk group Ice, this one's an all-star fusion session recorded for the Japanese market – featuring David Matthews at the head of the group, and doing all the arrangements, plus players that include Tom Browne, Ronnie Cuber, Larry Coryell, John Tropea, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Klaus Ignatzek always makes some pretty hip records, but this set may well be hipper than most – given that he's got the great Bobby Watson in his group! The set was made at that great time when Watson was really playing around a lot, and sharing his talents – bringing a wonderfully ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool small combo set from pianist Paul Ilgen – one that's surprisingly great, despite its tiny label origin! Paul plays piano, in a group that features vibes, guitar, bass, and drums – often used in light, lyrical modes with some occasional bossa touches – a style that sounds ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keyboardist Masaru Imada in a really great setting – working alongside a tight trombone lineup with a really bold sound! The style's still very much in the spirit of some of Imada's other 70s records – and he plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – yet the trombone work of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements. This is one of the group's albums that mixes Curtis Mayfield cuts,"Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" with ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)
The Impressions are wearing their politics much more on their sleeve at this point – what with a cover that shows them standing in the rubble of the ghetto, and a title that is both a bold proclamation of ownership, and a sad comment on the state of affairs. Curtis Mayfield's pen is in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a stain and some wrinkles on the bottom right corner.)
Quite possibly our favorite-ever album by the Impressions! The record is a key transitional one – and it has them opening up the politics that were often hidden by spiritual metaphors on earlier ABC albums, into a righteous soul groove that hints a lot at the overblown direction Curtis ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear, with an import sticker on the back.)
We're not sure how much of this music was actually used in the crazy movie about a man with two heads from two races (white and black, natch – and starring Rosie Grier and Ray Miland), but it was produced by Michael Viner (then head of the hip Pride/MGM soul imprint), and includes two great ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The follow up to "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life". 8 songs total including "Record Keeps Spinning", "Girl's Got Soul", "You Got To Rock It", "I Got My Rights", and the title track. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Indonesian Bamboo Orchestra —
Angklung ... LP CAM, 1974. Near Mint- ...
Wonderful work from Ingram – an incredibly talented soul family who'd spent more than enough time woodshedding in earlier years, and emerged to become one of the strongest mainstream acts of the 80s scene! There's a solid feel here that goes way beyond commercial soul – a great way ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great vocals and modern production – a mix of James Ingram's older roots in soul music, and some of the more contemporary soul modes coming down at the end of the 80s! Ingram's got a power in his voice that just won't quit – soaring out wonderfully and warmly, even when the rhythms are ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Instant Funk – cut back at a time when the instrumental combo was lean and mean – and much more deserving of the "funk" in their name! The style here is sweet instrumental Philly – a great cross between disco and soul, done with all the best top ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a promo stamp and a tracklist sticker.)
(Gold vinyl pressing, including the insert and download card.)
Intercontinental Express —
London ... LP Compendium Records (UK), 1976. Very Good+ ...
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and a spot of tape residue.)
Super Hits ... LP Gamble/Philadelphia International, Late 60s/1973. Very Good+ ...
A seminal collection of work from this legendary Philly group – a set that brings together some of their best singles from the early days – all in a hip 70s package! Despite mid 70s issue of the album, most of the work here come from the group's late 60s start – and they ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those cookers from the great years when Milestone was crossing boundaries to bring the best in Latin jazz to US shores – featuring a tightly-crafted Irakere session recorded in Tokyo, easily some of their strongest studio work from the time! Chucho Valdes plays as much electric keys ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease or two.)
Rafael Anton Irisarri —
Reverie ... LP Immune, 2010. Near Mint- ...
A genius bit of work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – a mightily righteous effort that more than lives up to its heady title and cover! After turning out 2 great albums on his own indie Nodlew label, Weldon really steps into greatness with this set – using the bigger budget of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ish ... LP Clouds, 1979. Very Good+ ...
Sweet Miami grooves from Ish Ledesma – an artist who's probably best known for his work in the group Foxy, but who hits a similar funky club style here on his own! The record's got a definite TK imprint – right from its Miami studio pedigree on up to the way the tunes spin out in the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, ring & edge wear, and a bit of pen on back.)
Sayuri Ishikawa —
Best ... LP Columbia (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ...
(Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
Isley Brothers —
3 + 3 ... LP T Neck, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An amazing little album from the Isley Brothers – one in which the group manage to explore their growing love of the electric guitar, yet somehow sound even more soulful than before! The music is slinky and seductive, with a wonderful style that's never too overly funky – just laidback ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obscure organ jazz record by the player who's probably best known to people from the good records he made with Willis Jackson on Prestige. This set's a nice stripped down set of tracks, with Ivory on organ, Paul Renfro on tenor, and Bill Nicks on drums. Good spare organ and tenor lines, with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear, a couple of stains, an unglued top seam, a sticker, and a name stamp on the back. Label has a name stamp.)
J-Ramm/Kolon Productions/Clark-F/Knutsons —
Produced In Norway ... LP Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 2009. Sealed 2LP ...
A selection of beats from four contemporary forces working on the Norwegian scene – J-Ramm, Kolon Productions, Clark F, and The Nutsons! The last are the only ones here we've heard before – from a great single we used to stock many years ago – and each artist has a different ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most obscure Jackie & Roy sessions ever – a split LP that features one side of tracks from the musical By Jupiter, and another from the show Girl Crazy! The style of the set is in a similar mode to Jackie & Roy's best work for ABC – with small combo jazz group ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain and small peeled spot on front.)
Jazzy Verve-y grooves by this fab duo, with arrangements by Charles Calello and Claus Ogerman that are similar to those used on the pair's Grass album, but with a bit less pop psychedelia thrown into the mix. Tracks are groovy pop stuff, like "Norweigian Wood", and "The Word" ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unique little record from Jackie & Roy – one that has them singing a super-fresh batch of tunes from budding songwriters Andre and Dory (nee Langdon) Previn! The tunes are all really great – the kind of playful material that seems to bring out the best in Jackie & Roy, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A smoking solo debut from Chicago's Charles Jackson – a hell of a great singer, songwriter, and producer – who'd already had great fame in the Independents, and was working hard at Capitol records with Marvin Yancey to help shape the early years of Natalie Cole! During that time, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer early work by Mahalia Jackson – recorded for indie Apollo Records in New York, in the years before her bigger-selling sides for Columbia. The album features the classic two-part "In The Upper Room" – plus the tracks "Come To Jesus", "City Called ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some aging on the back.)
A great one from Michael Jackson – easy to miss between the pillars of his earlier work with his brothers, and his later stuff with Quincy Jones, but equally great for that reason! The album's got Michael singing in a smooth soul mode that's really nice – almost like Smokey Robinson's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of his best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Jackson —
Thriller ... LP Epic, 1982. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
Great stuff! This Millie Jackson's tremendous debut album – and the work here is completely different from later records that have her more in a bitchy mode! Here, Millie's a heartbroken southern diva – right in the vein of Ann Sexton, Doris Duke, or Shirley Brown – and even ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great follow up to Mille Jackson's classic Caught Up album – but one that's also a key turning point too! The theme here is the same as the album before – with tunes that have a woman "caught up" in love and all of its tangles – but the sound is also bolder, more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 2LP set that features 14 tracks from Milt's Atlantic years – recorded with players that include Kenny Burrell, Connie Kay, John Lewis, Frank Wess, and John Coltrane, lifted from a number of different records, and including the titles "Bag's New Groove", "Plenty Plenty ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Jimmy Heath and Harold Vick on tenor and soprano sax, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cedar Walton on piano. Titles include "Sleeves", "Sudden Death", "Back To Bologna", and "The Weasel". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a worn spot from sticker removal. Vinyl plays with a short click on side two, track 1.)
One of the grooviest albums ever from the legendary Milt Jackson – an upbeat, almost funky set of soul jazz tracks – played with some great grooves on the bottom! Those trademark Jackson vibes are firmly in place, but the setting is quite different from the staid sounds of the MJQ ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
A very groovy album that has Milt playing jazzy vibes with a tight string quartet that does more than just back him up – they sort of solo and provide some rhythm, too, and give the whole album a very very cool sound. The rest of the lineup's great, too, because James Moody is all over the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest Willis Jackson albums of the 60s – recorded for the smaller Moodsville subsidiary of Prestige, and done in a dreamy late nite mode that's quite different from some of Jackson's other sets! The group is a quartet with Richard Wyands on piano – offering a starker, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl has a small edge chip that does not affect place. Cover has a bit of light wear, a small split on the top seam, and a small peeled mark from sticker removal on the back.)
Hard grooving with Willis – recorded during his incredible mid 60s years, when he had a great tone, a crack band, and an approach to the grooves that blew away most of his other work! Willis at this point is like Jack McDuff with his classic quartet – totally capable, working with all ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a stain along the spine.)
A seminal step forward for this legendary group – easily one of the greatest albums they ever cut! With ABC, the Jacksons are expanding their sound with the club-oriented grooves of the time – using Holland, Dozier, and Holland on many cuts, trying for a similar soaring groove as some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has completely split seams and comes in two pieces.)