An obscure little funky group from Detroit, one with a tight ensemble sound that's very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes through strongly on the best tracks! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the nicer Willie Hutch albums on Motown – a killer batch of heavy and funky tracks that evoke some of his soundtrack work from the same time – as well as a more hard grooving album-oriented approach! Willie arranged and produced, and there's lots of nice moogy and guitary bits ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a promo sticker, another sticker, partial splitting on the spine and bottom seam, a bit of pen, and some stains on the back. Label has some light scratches.)
A beautiful later Blue Note album from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a set recorded after his famous association with Harold Land, but with a groove that's wonderfully soulful in a whole different way! Bobby plays marimbas instead of vibes this time around, and he's working with his own ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has some light wear, a lightly stained corner, and a partially split top seam.)
One of the most wonderful 70s albums from Bobby Hutcherson – and one of the most deeply spiritual, too! As with others in Blue Note's Montreux series, the tracks are long and very open – with a different flavor than the artists' studio work. Hutcherson works with a hip small group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius, pure genius! This album's possibly the most perfectly realized set from the team of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Harold Land on reeds – a pair who work here with an electric bass player and a bit of electric piano (the latter from Joe Sample) – hitting territory that's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Hutcherson —
Spiral ... LP Blue Note, 1968/1979. Very Good+ ...
Moody material from Bobby Hutcherson – and one of the first records to feature his vibes in the company of tenorist Harold Land – a player who would help Hutcherson make some mighty fine music over the years! The set's got a super-hip group – with Stanley Cowell on piano, giving ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An oft-overlooked gem from 70s Blue Note – and a great little record that's especially nice for the Bobby Hutcherson material! As you'd guess from the title, there's a larger orchestra working with the artists here – and in Hutcherson's case, this creates the same sort of soulful, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record – quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare – a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light stains on the edges, light marks from sticker removal, edge wear, and some stuck-on paper on back.)
Leroy Hutson —
Man! ... LP Curtom, 1974. Very Good ...
A killer early album by the great Leroy Hutson! Hutson had originally been a later member of The Impressions – replacing Curtis Mayfield briefly after he'd gone solo – but he also had spent a fair bit of time noodling around the Chicago soul studio scene of the late 60s and early 70s. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that has Brian Hyland singing with some wonderfully full backings, and shifting between catchy teen numbers and more serious older ballads! Arrangements are by Allen Lorber and Bill McElhiney, and are well-suited to the more spacious modes of Hyland's vocals – that spread-out ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dick Hyman —
Mirrors ... LP Command, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Pre-moog – but still very nice, and an album of oddly-arranged tracks that features Hyman on both organ and piano! The format's a straight trio, but the arrangements open the tracks up more than you expect – and take the songs past their simple cover versions. Includes a groovy ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, 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
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
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
Far more than a regular greatest hits – this is a full-fledged album, and one that includes a number of cuts that were singles for the group, but which don't really show up on other albums. The set is all-original, all-Curtis Mayfield penned, and all Johnny Pate arranged material – ... (Soul) 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.)
One of the greatest albums ever from The Impressions – and a set that takes their work to a whole new level, by bringing in an even more righteous sound! The core elements of the group's 60s genius are all in place here – compositions from Curtis Mayfield, arrangements from Johnny Pate ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Labels have some marker. Cover has some pen and a tear on the back paste on, and a piece of tape on the spine.)
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.)
A post-Curtis Mayfield album by The Impressions – but one that crackles with the raw righteousness of Curtis' first few solo albums on Curtom! Mayfield's place here is held by the amazing Leroy Hutson – one of our favorite soul talents of the 70s, really sparkling here in the trio ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Soulful reggae from Jacob Miller and Inner Circle, not their roughest roots material, but with a nice polished approach that helped them appeal to a much wider audience, with "Groovin In Love", "This World", "Ghetto On Fire", "Tired Fe Lick Weed In A Bush", ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Love Is The Drug".)
Detroit underground hits the mainstream – in a seminal album of crossover dance tracks! Kevin Saunderson and vocalist Paris Grey, along with help from Juan Atkins, craft a set of tunes that managed to hook the rest of the world on the electro sound that had been bubbling under in the Motor ... (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.)
A classic album from this incredible Philly soul group! The Intruders were one of the first groups to work with the Gamble/Huff team – and their sides for the team from the 60s have an amazingly professional approach to harmony soul, never afraid to hit a good hook or go for a strong image ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Sayuri Ishikawa —
Best ... LP Columbia (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ...
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Isley Brothers —
Live It Up ... LP T Neck/Columbia, 1974. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Mid 70s genius from the Isley Brothers – a record that has them firmly hitting their superstar mode with a fantastic blend of mellow soul and guitar-heavy funk! The record's got a sense of class, care, and poise that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries – an ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sort of a lost Larry Heard record, from the late 80s, when he was briefly basking in the spotlight in England and Europe. The set here has a stripped down sound, with Fingers' warm keys over nice bubbling mid tempo rhythm tracks, most with a laid back clubby approach, but others with a very ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few creases, and a center split on the top seam.)
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
(Original white label pressing – very nice!)
Ivy Pete & His Limbomaniacs —
Limbo Party ... LP Stereo-Fidelity, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
(Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting and tape on the top seam, and some stains on the back.)
An excellent full length set of beats & genius from J Dilla – put together by fellow beatmaker extraordinaire Pete Rock, with all Dilla beats – a surprising triumph! Call us jaded, but honestly, we weren't sure how deep the well could go of ready-to-go beats from Dilla, but this ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album