Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, including the booklet. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Dreamy vocals from Maureen O'Hara – a singer who definitely shows her Irish a bit in this rare set of work for RCA! Backings are by Bob Thompson, who's a bit more subtle here than in his own work – and he nicely supports Maureen's trilling approach with some lightly jazzy ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has masking tape on the seams, a rip near the spine, and a bit of pen on the back.)
The start of a legendary run for vocalist Alexander O'Neal – and a set that really helped redefine the sound of male soul in the 80s! O'Neal got his start in an early version of The Time, and he's working here with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – but the sound of the record is way deeper ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wicked groover from Odyssey – and a crack little album that has the trio hitting hard all the way through! The upbeat numbers are great, the ballads are warm and wonderful, and even the midtempo numbers come off perfectly – all with a rich quality that makes the album a real standout ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light wear, with a small rip at the opening.)
Great funky instrumentals – not really Latin, but given sort of a pop-Latin soul feel by the great Claus Ogerman! The record's one of a few totally great little gems that Ogerman cut for RCA during the mid 60s – and it takes the bass-heavy sound of the German Easy movement of the 60s, ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name sticker. Bottom seam has some staining.)
Ohio Players —
Angel ... LP Mercury, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ...
By this point the Players had moved into a smooth, polished territory that never betrayed their roots in a funkier sound, yet hitting a more gliding groove overall. Includes "Angel", "Merry-Go-Round", "Don't Fight My Love", "Body Vibes" and "O-H-I-O&quo ... (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a crease.)
Ohio Players —
Fire ... LP Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great gatefold compilation of their funky Westbound tracks, with such faves as "Pain", "Walt's First Trip", "Funky Worm", "Varee is Love", "Climax", and more. Slightly different track listing than the "Best of the Early Years" comp, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cut corner, an unglued seam, and some stains.)
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear. Top seam has a small split.)
The O'Jays keep on going strong – hitting a smooth mellow Philly vibe that takes them away from the style of their mid 70s hits! The sound here is a bit more uptempo than on the previous album So Full Off Love – but the group are still also really using the time to explore their ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Proof that the O'Jays fire can never die – because even though the instrumentation is slightly dated at times, this set sill has the group shining strongly on the vocal tip – hitting some great harmonies on the mellow cuts, and stepping out boldly on the more upbeat ones. Things are ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those records that really took Philly soul to the next level back in the 70s – a set that works amazing magic with the already-great harmonies of the O'Jays – pointing them even more strongly towards groove-heavy territory, while still keeping all the fragile, personal qualities ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a small tear and creasing on the opening.)
Although they didn't have as big of chart success as in earlier years, the O'Jays managed to do alright as the 80s moved in on them. Their sweet vocal style was a perfect match for Philly International's move to more modern soul production, and this album has them nicely set up by McFadden & ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Ship Ahoy ... LP Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, and peeling along the bottom, particularly on the back. Label has a bit of sticker residue.)
Survival ... LP Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good+ ...
Not one of their most classic Philly LPs, but still a nice batch of soul tracks with the usual perfect Gamble-Huff production, and harmonies that definitely go the distance! Tracks include "What Am I Waiting For", "Give The People What They Want", "Rich Get Richer", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
We know what you're thinking: "These guys were best in the 70s." Hold that thought for a moment and check out this great album – because unlike a lot of their other chart-topping contemporaries from 1972 and 1973, the O'Jays actually continued to mature as a group, and managed to ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a few creases.)
OK Band —
Disco! ... LP Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1985. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A classic session of pounding percussion – quite possibly the most successful entry into this earthy genre that hit the recording scene at the end of the 50s! Babatunde Olatunji is joined here by a great assemblage of players – including Montego Joe and Baba Hawthorne Bey on percussion ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Perhaps Olatunjii's best album for Columbia, best because the tracks are a bit longer, with more variation, and they've got more of a jazzy feel than on some of his other LPs. Clark Terry on trumpet and Hosea Taylor on alto sax join the group as soloists – giving the album a bit more of a ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Olatunji's best LPs, and a record that breaks out of his usual straight hard percussion stuff by adding some jazz players like Yusef Lateef, Clark Terry, and George Duvivier. There's also some singers augmenting the ensemble, but they drop out in parts, and the percussion and jazz take over. ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing. Cover has some wear, a few small stains, and a partially split bottom seam.)
One of David's smooth soul albums for Mercury, with jazzy production by Wayne Henderson that's in line with the best work he was doing at the time. David's got a strange voice that's got the depth of a baritone, but the sweetness of a tenor. It's a little tough to get used to at first, but the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Smooth jazzy soul, with excellent production by Wayne Henderson and his At-Home Productions team. David Oliver's got a deep baritone voice, and it slithers sexily through tracks like "Private Secretary", "Who Are You", "Take My Emptiness", and the great mellow groover ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a cut corner.)
Curse ... LP Enigma, 1986. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Groovy set of pop stuff, with a real "turned on" sound – as the label says. Monty Kelly did the arrangements, and he gave the music a pretty groovy feel – and contributed the great originals "Blues For The Guru", "Strings For Ravi", and "Stone ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dancefloor soul classic – one of the strongest albums ever by Al Hudson, Alicia Meyers, and the whole One Way crew! The record's got a sweet soulful feel that provides a nice counterpoint to its bass-heavy grooves – popping along at that midtempo pace that was Al's popular remedy for ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a name in marker, and some light stains on the back.)
A classic set by The Originals – one of Motown's best second-generation soul groups, with a sound that rivaled the best of the indie sweet soul groups of the late 60s and early 70s – those fragile harmonies and personal qualities, yet presented here with the sharper finish you'd expect ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, and a bit of sticker residue.)
Hmm . . . A strange one. The name of the group makes you think they're from Japan, but honestly, the sound of the record is straight Cuban all the way. In fact, since most of the songs are boleros in Spanish, done with a romantic feel, we're hard pressed to believe their origin – but that's ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the clearest moments of brilliance ever from saxophonist Anthony Ortega – an album that should stand as one of THE avant jazz sessions of the 60s, but which is sadly often overlooked! Although Ortega first rose to fame quickly in the 50s, his talents were often used in larger backing ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label pressing. Cover has small seam splits, some wear, with a name in pen and small stain on back.)
This UK Afro Funk group is slicking things up a bit for this 1973 album – but not in a bad way, because it actually kicks up the groove considerably. In fact, it almost sounds like they've been listening to a bit of War – because the the best tracks on the album have lots of that funky ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some nice heavy Afro-funk grooves, courtesy of Osibisa, for this follow-up score to the original Super Fly! The sound of the music is quite different than Curtis Mayfield's famous soundtrack – and there's lots of heavy bass and percussion, plus some additional arrangements by Michael Gibbs. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)
Classic album of mellow jazzy cuts, recorded by War's famous harmonica player, along with arrangements by Billy Page that have a killer dope 70s sound! Includes the massive "Haunted House", a nice groover which is a classic with the Chicago steppers. Other tracks include "Steppin&qu ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a center split on the spine, some sticker remnants, and some pen.)
A great lineup that would make plenty of waves in the coming years – wth Kenny Garrett on alto, Ralph Bowen on tenor, Michael Philip Mossman on trumpet, Harry Pickens on bass, Bob Hurst on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Some of the warmest Memphis soul ever recorded – a really classic set from The Ovations, done in a style that's really unique! The vibe here is different from the sound of Stax, as lead singer Louis Williams has a lot of Sam Cooke in his style – a warmly bubbling quality that's as ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a cut corner, and some wear.)
Buck's first Christmas album – and a prime batch of tracks that are right up there with the best of his regular albums from the time! There's a strong strand of Bakersfield production running through the album – perfect for both the sadder tunes and the more upbeat ones – and the ... (Holiday Music) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a FREE punch-out, a spot of tape on the spine and a small rip.)
Excellent work by this underrated trumpet player – a haunting set of tracks that range from moody soul jazz, to straighter funkier numbers, all handled with the kind of flourish you'd expect more from a small-label indie release than a major label session. Owens is in good company here ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a price sticker remnnant.)
Lost early 90s Chicago hip hop. 12 tracks in all, including "Legit", "Riding On E", "Fever For The Flavor", "It's A Black Thang", "Something For The People", "Z The Hard Way" and "Jimmy Make Her Happy". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
The title and cover may look a bit silly, but the album's a classic from this overlooked Motown act – a smoking batch of funky grooves that has a lot more edge than most of the other work going on at the label at the time! There's echoes of Rick James funk in the mix, but the overall style ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some pen on the back.)
Paavi ... LP Lal Lal Lal (Finland), 2005. Near Mint- ...
A gem of an album from Pacific Drift – a UK group from the end of the 60s, but one who would have been right at home amongst the hippest luminaries of the LA scene at the time! The group have a beautiful way of putting over a tune – some warm harmonies, ala CSN, and a soaring sense of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pacific Gas & Electric —
Get It On ... LP Bright Orange, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ...
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Uncensored cover version on Power, with a half split top seam.)
A pile of funky 45s – stuffed into one glorious album! The record's the best-ever by The Packers – a hip west coast combo from the 60s, with roots in the Memphis scene of the time! The sound here is kind of a variation on the Booker T & The MGs and Mar-Keys sound – changed ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining along the opening.)
Patti Page brings a special sort of warmth to these Holiday tunes – an approach that almost feels more postwar than the mid 60s date of the record – thanks to a seasonal sound that's pretty timeless overall! Patti's singing style is a bit different than on her non-Christmas work for ... (Holiday Music) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a small name in marker. Vinyl plays with a few clicks.)