David Liebman —
Pendulum ... LP Artists House, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Players include Dave Liebman on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Richie Beirach on piano, Frank Tusa on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and titles include "Pendulum", "Picadilly Lilly", and "Footprints". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Includes the cool booklet.)
Enoch Light and his Big Band give upbeat renditions of "Desifinado", "One Note Samba", "Perdido", "E Luxo So", "Sem Saudades De Voce", "Besame Mucho", "Take The A Train", "Lullaby Of Birdland", and others. (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some discoloration on back.)
Maybe the most complex album so far from Lighthouse – a set that begins with some great heavy drums, then rolls into the group's trademark blend of jazzy riffing, rocking rhythms, and soaring arrangements! There's a bit more Sunshine Pop in Lighthouse compared to some of their contemporaries ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of the black underworld, and is the aural equivalent of a blacksploitation flick. Music by Kool and the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the original foldout insert with lyrics. Cover has some light wear, small splits on the top & bottom seams, and a cut corner.)
A brilliant bit of modern jazz from Sweden – surprisingly issued by Capitol in the US, during a period when they were picking up overseas sides from players like Martial Solal and Joe Harriott. Lindberg plays piano, and leads a large group that includes Eje Thelin on trombone, Idrees ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Dimensions in Jazz sticker in one corner, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)
Bjorn Jayson Lindh —
Sissel ... LP CTI/Metronome, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ...
One of the best albums of funky flute you could ever hope to find! Swedish flute player Jayson Lindh is working here with an excellent small combo – one with very hard drums, tight guitar and keyboards, and even a bit of vibes. The groove is very much in the best mode of the funky flute ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bumped corner, and some pen.)
A hard to find early LP cut for the End imprint, featuring the group running through material from the 40's. The sound is stellar harmony all the way through – in that really fragile style that Anthony pioneered with the group – which would later go onto become such a big influence on ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a small cutout mark.)
Little Charlie & The Nightcats —
Big Break ... LP Alligator, 1989. Sealed ...
Electric Chicago blues – but with more of a soul sound than you'd expect. Milton's guitar phrases most of the blues on the record – but the arrangements also have a fair bit of hard Chicago soul in the mix, and they're handled by Gene Barge in a style that's similar to some of his work ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and overall staining and someflaking on back.)
Little River Band —
Net ... LP Capitol, 1983. Very Good+ ...
Living End —
Pow ... LP GGM, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
LL Cool J —
Radio ... LP Def Jam, 1985. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
The fantastic first album from LL Cool J – one that really kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a creased corner.)
The only album ever from Locksmith – a group you might also know for their classic backing work on a few Grover Washington albums of the 70s! This set's got the lineup grooving strongly on their own – in an upbeat blend of jazz, funk, and soul that often has the group's deft ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set of Latin grooves – and despite the "calypso" in the title, this is pretty much a straight Latin album from Joe Loco, and it ranks as one of his best from the 50s. The grooves are nice and straight ahead, with searing percussion, and nice heavy piano from Joe. Who ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and staining on the back.)
A solid groover from Joe Loco – cut in a pachanga style, as you'd guess from the title – but like all of his work at the time, the kind of a session that's really driven by his tight work on piano, no matter what the rhythm! Joe's heavy hand on the keys makes any sort of a record a ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cvoer has light ring & edge wear.)
A great mix of sophisticated pop and lighter, more tropical numbers – and one of the best albums ever to emerge from the union of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina! The album's got a special place in our heart, thanks to the classic tune "Pathway To Glory" – an extended, slow-buil ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hip early work from Julie London – with full jazz orchestra backing by Russ Garcia, whose soundscapes are perfect for that dreamy style of singing she was using at the time – a blend of the sublime and sad, floating along with almost effortless ease, but hiding a huge wellspring of ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some fading on the spine, with some wear and light staining on the back paste-on.)
A great set by Julie London, from her maturing years when she was working with arranger Ernie Freeman! The End Of The World follows nicely from Julie's interpretation of the big pop hit of the same name – in territory that's sad and dreamy, but in a different way than her earlier albums on ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a creased corner, and a small stain on back.)
A sweet little swinger from Julie London – a record that goes for a bit of a Latin vibe, in ways that change things up nicely! Ernie Freeman handles the music, so the groove isn't really straight Latin – but more of a syncopated approach that's different from the smoother London sounds ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and a bit of seam splitting, with some marker, a bit of pen, a small light stain, and a couple of small edge rips on the back paste-on. Label has a sticker.)
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Libery Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-ting ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Wax Train reissue from 2009. Cover has a very small stain at the bottom.)
Looking like she does on the cover, it's hard to imagine Julie London being a lonely girl – as she's very seductively posed, with that slinky bare shoulders look that no doubt helped many of her early Liberty sides sell so well! But apart from the cheesecake, the record's one of Julie's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some wear, a small split on the spine, and a sticker.)
A set that has Julie London still working in the breathy and mellow style of her late 50s classics – with very spare backings that really let Julie's vocals take center stage, and often a nice guitar line in the front of the mix, picking its way through the tunes right behind Julie's voice! ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that has Julie London already hitting that great "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" mode of later years – the adult, informed approach that showed that the teasing nude of the 50s had turned into a pleasing woman of the 60s – capable of frank presentation of ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, a small split on the bottom seam, and some light stains.)
Money, minks, and a diamond tiara – whatever Julie wants, it's pretty well laid out in the album's cover image! The set's a slinky swinger that definitely follows in the spirit of the title track "Whatever Lola Wants" – that postwar vampy sort of groove that Peggy Lee was ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Julie London couldn't look sexier on the cover – reclining in bed, on the telephone, breast falling out of her nightgown, with the suggestive title emblazoned across the top – almost like some sleezy ad from the back pages of a local newspaper! The music more than delivers on the ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
Wonderful work from Danny Long – a sweet singer who also plays some great piano, both electric and acoustic! The album's got a breezy, jazzy feel that's mighty nice – lots of percussion mixed in the grooves, and some inventive arrangements of tunes that really keep things fresh! ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape! Cover has a bit of tape in one spot on the spine, but is nice overall.)
A fantastic album of funky soul – and Shorty's greatest album! Well, it's actually only one of two albums he cut – and the only one that was issued before his untimely early death – but it's a killer batch of tracks that mix together funk, Detroit soul, and a great sense of humor! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The genius of 60s pop is hardly summed up better by anyone else than Claudine Longet! This dreamy female singer cut a handful of excellent late 60s albums for A&M – and this gem from 1967 is one of her best! The set's arranged by Nick DeCaro, and produced by Tommy LiPuma – all in ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in great shape!)
Wilbert Longmire —
Champagne ... LP Tappan Zee, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A deep glass of champagne from Wilbert Longmire – classy, sophisticated jazz from the end of the 70s – but still served up with plenty of soul, too! Bob James and Jay Chattaway produced – and James plays Fender Rhodes and other keyboards on the set – helping carve out some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer electric piano work from the mighty Mike Longo – recorded at a time when he was definitely at the height of his powers! The album sports a rare Mainstream Records appearance from James Moody – who was a frequent partner of Longos on sessions at the time – particularly on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album from Loose Ends – probably one of their best! The set came out in 1990, when Soul II Soul were cracking the charts, and showing the world that the UK soul scene was ready to burst. And although Loose Ends had been laboring in the wasteland of UK soul for years, they ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The 80s production tip is perhaps a bit high on this effort by Loose Ends – with maybe a little bit too much of that tinny drum machine groove – but the overall quality of the record is still pretty high when compared to other soul of the time. Titles include "Life", "Wat ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet fusion grooving from Jeff Lorber – going strong here in a tight early 80s mode that combines jazz and R&B with effortless ease! The leadoff title track is a catchy groover, done with lead vocals by Jeff and Maurice Starr – but most of the other tracks on the set are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing too soft here – as this classic from the Jeff Lorber group of the late 70s is a sweet fusion set with lots of soulful edges, but never a watered-down approach! The groove's much different than you'd expect from Lorber's later work – and the album's got lots of nice edges in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late stuff – but one of the best Barry White-related albums from the 70s! The record has the Orchestra moving at a much slower pace than usual – perhaps in an answer to all the too-fast too-orchestrated disco that took a cue from Barry's earlier work – and the record bravely hits ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Love, Peace, & Happiness were one of the groups circulating around Harvy Fuqua's New Birth/Nite-Liters assemblage in the early 70's. On this early LP, they sing with a beautiful hard soul sound, with great arrangements by Riley Hampton. Some of the tracks have a politically conscious feel, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second LP by one of the greatest sunny singles groups of the late 60s! This was the highest charting LP that the Spoonful had during their career, and it's certainly as strong as much of what the Byrds and others of the ilk were doing at the time, and it's done up right this time with all the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite an unusual little chapter in the career of Frank Lowe – a record billed under the Frank Lowe Orchestra, and which features a large group that includes a range of New York avant players that include Billy Bang, Butch Morris, Eugene Chadborne, John Zorn, and Phil Wilson. The combination ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massively solid boogie work from Jeffrey Osborne and LTD – still grooving beautifully at the end of the 70s, and working here with top-shelf production from Bobby Martin! The set's got that buoyant LTD groove that was a perfect foil for Osborne's soaring vocals – a sound that never ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover and label have a bit of marker.)
Amazing work from the great Jon Lucien – and probably his best-ever record! The album has Jon hitting a totally unified vision of spacey soul – bringing in elements of Brazilian music and touches of his Carribean roots, fusing them together with a sweet jazzy style and one of the most ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent jazzy soul stuff by one of our favorite singers of all time! Jon's in wonderful form here – working in arrangements that are a bit smoother and more modern soul oriented than his earlier work for RCA, but handled in such a way that they only bring out more richness in his ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a few albums recorded by the enigmatic vocalist Lupo – a strangely-voiced singer with a trill sound that's as compelling as his name! The album's mostly a straight ahead Latin set with a good range of material handled in traditional fashion, but it does feature one great Latin Soul ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
His first album, and his best! After working as the silent talent on albums by David Bowie, Gregg Diamond, and others – Luther Vandross finally got the chance to cut an album on his own, and it's incredible! The record has a perfect sound – one that verges on disco, but never falls ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, a peeled mark from sticker removal, and a name in marker on the front and back.)