Four tracks from Sam Cooke – "Tenderness", "I'm Gonna Forget About You", "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More", and "Talkin Trash" – plus more by Paul Anka and Neil Sedaka. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing.)
Cookin On 3 Burners —
Blind Bet ... LP Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy ...
This fierce funky trio just gets better and better with each new record – to the point where we'd be hard-pressed to think of any better combination of funky drums, guitar, and Hammond! The core rhythms are sublime – in a Meters-esque territory, but even sharper, given the group's love ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No need to refrigerate this great little set – as room temperature's only going to make the whole thing even funkier over time! The Coolin System are hotter than ever here – not only tighter on the instrumental tip than we remember, but also picking up some much deeper influences from ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alice Cooper —
Easy Action ... LP Straight/Warner, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Early work from the Alice Cooper band – working in a hard grooving, late 60s psyche and garage rock informed sound, a couple years before the Bob Ezrin produced, shock rock juggarnaut – but still a nicely sinister Detroit rock & roll sound! Alice's sneering, snakelike vocals are ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Straight pressing. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, a name in pen on the front, and some small stains.)
A pair of wonderful albums from British folkie Mike Cooper – both recorded for the Dawn Records label, in a really genre-breaking style! Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing childish here – as the album's a beautiful set of short, spare numbers from Chick Corea – a perfect reminder that he could still maintain a subtle approach to his music, even after years of more dramatic electric sides! The bulk of the album features short "Children's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A goofy cover, and a tribute to Alice In Wonderland, but a nice little record – one that has Chick Corea playing a wide variety of keyboards next to acoustic piano – coming up with a sound that's sometimes cosmic, sometimes spacious, but always a lot more creative than most of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chick Corea —
Septet ... LP ECM, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)
Chick Corea —
Sundance ... LP Groove Merchant, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A late 60s recording from Chick Corea from the period where he was exploring free and modal playing, hinting at the feel of the Circle LPs we love so much that he participated in. Hubert Laws does a great job meeting the vibe of the tracks in an unexpected fashion, and Woody Shaw does a great job ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great straight set from Chick Corea – one that has him playing acoustic piano throughout, and reclaiming some of the bolder jazz territory he first forged in the 60s! The tracks are long and soaring – very soulful in their construction, and played in a dynamic way that's surprisingly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best ECM teams of the 70s – working here together in a wonderful live set! Chick Corea's got this wonderful flow on his piano – almost a quality that's more like the most unbridled Keith Jarrett work for ECM – bursting out with light and color at each new turn, but in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a promo stamp.)
Chick Corea & Nicolas Economou —
On Two Pianos ... LP Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1982. Very Good+ ...
A mixture of jazz improvisation and more avant ideas – performed by twin pianists Chick Corea and Nicolas Economou during the Munic Summer Piano Festival in 1982! The session is a great reminder that, even at a time when Chick was cutting some music that was very commercially successful, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
14 tracks, with beats by Buckwild, Large Pro, Alchemist, Hi Tek and others, includes "Verbal Graffiti", "Ain't Gone Change", "The Legacy", "The Come Up", "Souol Food", "Endangered Species" and "Therapy". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Correction with Mats Gustafsson —
Shift ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ...
Nothing needs correction here – as the set's one of the most compelling settings we've heard for reedman Mats Gustafsson in a while – a record that really bubbles over with a wonderful sense of energy and musicality, and which shows a really fresh side of Gustafsson's talents! Mats ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost later slice of work from Cortex – a bit tighter than some of the group's previous albums, but equally funky overall! There's a bit less jamming here than before, the Cortex have definitely developed an ear for the dancefloor – a jazzy funk style that would be perfect in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stomping organ instrumentals from Dave Baby Cortez – a great little batch of work for the Clock label at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s, all of which helped to really find a place for the organ in American pop and soul! Cortez brought a style to the instrument that was as wild as ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of tape residue in one corner and a couple of small stains, with two factory stamps and a name in marker on the back.)
Larry Coryell —
Fairyland ... LP Flying Dutchman/Mega, 1971. Very Good+ ...
One of Coryell's trippest LPs from the time – a live set recorded in Montreux, with a trio that includes Pretty Purdie on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass. Coryell's the main focus of the set – stretching out on long tracks, singing a bit, but mostly jamming, sometimes with a darker and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and small stains at the bottom.)
A really old school jam from guitarist Larry Coryell – one that takes us back to some of the most tripped-out sounds of his early years! Given the cover, you can definitely expect a psychedelic influence to the music – and the group here really helps Larry get back to his roots – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Costa hits a rock thing here, and his "concept" features his puffy orchestrations, a vocal chorus, and lots of easy versions of pop hits like "Soulful Strut", "Hey Jude", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" na d"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", plus a few ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some light wear, and some minor splitting on the seams.)
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gal Costa —
Plural ... LP Ariloa (Brazil), 1990. Near Mint- ...
Leo Gandelman produced this one, and it's got sort of a modern jazzy sound that sits well with some of Gal's singing on here, especially on standards like "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Begin the Beguine". (Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and a ding on one corner.)
Costa Brava —
90 ... LP Hitt Makers, 1989. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Original pressing of some Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo's hard LA Latin sides from the late 50's. Issued on the budget TOPS label, but a strong batch of tracks that shows the Latin percussionist at his best. The band is a tight little combo with percussion, piano, and trumpets – plus ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration due to age, some light wear, a partially split top seam, and small splits on the spine and bottom seam.)
Titles include "Mystery Dance", "Pay It Back", "Alison", "Blame It On Cain", "Watching The Detectives", "Miracle Man", "Welcome To The Working Week", "Less Than Zero", and "The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing with the white back cover. Cover has moisture staining across the front and back, with some edge wear.)
A damn great little record from Clifford Coulter – a set that's much tighter and more soul-based than his earlier funk albums for Impulse Records – but which comes together beautifully, too – thanks to help from Bill Withers in the studio! Bill produced, and the record has this ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-overdue return of Coultrain – an artist we've been digging right from the start, when he dropped off a pile of handmade CDs as freebies to give away in our store! Since that time, Coultrain has emerged to become one of the freshest talents of the underground – through work ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Swirling, harmony enriched psychedelic country rock from Country Funk – an odd record that's kind of a more psychedelia tinged sibling to to sounds of west coast groups of the Gram Parsons, Byrds and CSN & Y era! There's nothing particularly funky about the sound – Country Psyche ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and bottom seam, and a cutout hole.)
Quite possibly the most righteous work ever from The Counts – a move away from the heavier funk of their Westbound years, and a shift into some great jazz-based material! The vibe here draws heavily on the electric keyboard scene of the early 70s – with echoes of Lonnie Liston Smith's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Covay —
See-Saw ... LP Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- (reissue)...
See-Saw and socking soul from a young Don Covay – working here with his killer early combo The Goodtimers – as one of the most self-contained acts on Atlantic Records in the 60s! The album's overflowing with classic numbers from Covay – soul tunes, but punched up heavily from the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of of the grooviest groups of their time – and a quintet who manage to exceed the usual on two different fronts – both as a family group, and as a harmony outfit too! The Cowsills have a vocal approach that's far richer than their years on the planet – never kiddie at all, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Juice Crew classic, in spite of some less than stellar moments like "Turn This House Into A Home", though Craig G's so fierce on the mic on cuts like "Shootin' The Gift", that we can forgive him for the few tracks on this LP that don't quite live up to that standard. Hyped ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible early 90s EP by The Cramps – putting their macabre psychobilly stamp some killer covers – tracks originally done by Jack Nitzsche, Lightnin' Slim, Walter Brown & The Alleycats and Sherriff & The Ravels! Cleanly produced by Poison Ivy herself, it's one of the finer ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hank Crawford slides into the electric 70s with this sweet little set of funky tracks – working in a tight small combo format with Richard Tee on electric piano and Cornell Dupree on electric guitar – and grooving in a laidback slinky funk mode that's perfect for his soulful tone on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hank Crawford takes a decidedly mellower approach on this set – working with warm and wonderful arrangements by Marty Paich, in a series of soulful readings of familiar ballads and love songs – all of which come out in a dreamy late night mode! There's still a fair bit of Ray Charles ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 2.)
A cool cooker from altoist Hank Crawford – cut in a tightly-grooving ensemble mode that really reflects his roots with Ray Charles! The tunes are mostly short, but have a great sense of personality – a vibrant approach that comes not just from Hank's lead solos, but also from the group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Randy Crawford, Flora Purim, Eddie Harris, et al —
Sharky's Machine ... LP Warner, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the coolest soundtracks ever for a Burt Reynolds film – an a hip mix of soul and jazz tracks that's gone onto become a classic over the years! The album's a compilation of sorts, but most of the material was recorded fresh for the film – and the different artists really work ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild, far reaching psychedelic rock kaleidoscope from Arthur Brown and his Crazy World! The sounds range from wailing organs and heavy drum backed bigness, to more of a tightly grooving r&b garage influenced trip as the core backdrop – with vocals ranging from falsetto freakouts to ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
As you might tell from the cover, the set's a contemporary one – nobody ever showed that much skin on a 50s record cover – but the feel is definitely in the vintage exotica mode promised by the group's name – a really haunting blend of vibes, keyboards, and percussion – all ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 500 copies, on blue vinyl – and a bonus download too!)
Groovy, BABY! Bob Crewe's swingin' follow-up to his Music to Watch Girls By, given a slightly Brit easy twist with cuts like "Birds of Britain", and "Chelsea Girls". Very groovy, with a swingin London sound. As the lyrics to "Birds" go, "Chasin after chicks is ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most insanely wonderful soundtracks from the late 60s – filled with weird instrumental touches and sublimely groovy vocals that really match the mad spirit of the film! Although Bob Crewe's best known for his work as a producer for bigger names in the 60s, he really shines here on ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and stains on back.)
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent soulful gospel from the man who practically brought gospel into the mainstream in the early 70s. This album's a few years on from his seminal work, and he's no longer using the Disciples as his backing group, at least not in name, but this effort is an outstanding set of crisply produced ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Andrae Crouch & The Disciples —
Soulfully ... LP Light, 1972. Very Good ...
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the album's one of THE soul/gospel crossover albums of the 70s – a masterpiece of majestic soul that's right up there with similar work from the time by Rance Allen and The Mighty Clouds Of Joy. Crouch's vocals are wonderful – ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tasty little disco album that's a lot better than you might think! In some ways, this might be Crown Heights Affair's most perfectly realized album – as it's got lots of long tracks that mix the group's always-tight instrumental style with a spacey soul sensibility that's quite captivating. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen on the back and a small sticker.)
Crusaders 1 ... LP Chisa/Blue Thumb, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Sweet funky Crusaders – one of the first records the group made after dropping the "Jazz" from their name, and a soulful electric set through and through! The group still have that tightly-crafted soul jazz sound that made their late 60s recordings so great – but they're also ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title should pretty much give away the feel of this one – as the group hit more of an early 80s R&B inflected groove – adding in more vocals than before, and working with producer Leon Ndugu Chancler in a style that's similar to some of his own jazzy soul recordings of the time. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from one of the funkiest periods in the career of the Jazz Crusaders – that point when they first dropped the "jazz" from their name, and started moving into groovier territory! The set's a bit electric, but never as much so as their later, bigger hits – just ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Apart from the title's terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album's a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of the pop soul jazz genre they virtually invented. The record's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very nice heavy funk material, recorded by The Crusaders right at the pivotal time when they were moving from straigher soul jazz to a nice electric 70s groove! The record features some excellent original compositions by the band – like "Crossfire", "Unsung Heroes", " ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Crystal Mansion —
Tickets ... LP 20th Century, 1979. Near Mint- ...
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Man, it's like a talent bomb exploded! This set's stuffed with work by some of the greatest jazz funk players of the early 70s – Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Deodato, George Benson, Joe Farrell, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr, Hubert Laws, and others – all ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing. Cover has some wear and a split bottom seam, with some staining and peeling along the bottom and part of the opening.)
Joe Cuba breaks out with some great work from his classic sextet – a cool combo who really helped rewrite the rules for Latin music in the 60s! The group's got this focus that's quite different than the larger Latin bands of the previous years – yet they also kick a lot harder than the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early classic from vocalist Jimmy Sabater – one of the greatest singers of the New York scene, and a vocalist who was equally talented with both English and Spanish lyrics! The record's got a nicely soulful feel – not really Latin Soul, but in the kind of sophisticated approach that ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album