A two-for-one Bmore mix effort from Milkcrate and Hollertronix! The first half is the Milkcrate Mix, mixed and produced by Aaron Lacrate: "Milkcrate Anthem", "Blow", "Head & Body", "Stop Snitchin", "BodyMore Murdaland, "Nanana", "Kick ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Nice double-length CD that brings together tuff soul jazz tenor tracks culled from some mid 60s sessions that Red Holloway cut with Brother Jack McDuff. Some of the tracks appeared on the albums Cookin' Together and The Dynamic Jack McDuff, and the material is a mix of quartet sides and larger ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pianist Jim Holman works here in the company of Chicago jazz legend Ira Sullivan – who "presents" the group on the cover, even though this is Jim's second set for the Delmark label! The presence of Sullivan is mighty nice, though – as Ira's work on both trumpet and tenor ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really cool record from Nick Holmes – a soulful rock effort with strains of country rock and some jazzy bits, too – all melding together beautifully on songs sung with real passion by Holmes! Nick also sang with the 70s jazz rock group White Elephant, which also recorded for the Just ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Limited edition. CD case has a cutout hole.)
Richard Groove Holmes & Gene Ammons —
Groovin' With Jug ... CD Pacific Jazz/Capitol, 1961. Used ...
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Groove and Jug wail away in this classic set of tenor/organ tracks recorded for Pacific Jazz in the early 60s. The backing is spare, with only Gene Edwards on guitar and Leroy Henderson on drums, and tracks include "Morris The Minor", "Good Vibrations", "Hey You, What's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still ... (Soul) read moreCD
Gritty work from John Lee Hooker – a set recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, at a time when that city was playing host to some of the hippest blues work of the decade! The style here is very much like John Lee Hooker of a decade before – simple, stark, and unadorned – with a ... (Blues) read moreCD
Pretty darn free stuff, with a classic loft jazz sound, and lots of heavy percussion from Hooker. The group features the great William Parker on bass, plus Claude Lawrence and Alan Michael on alto saxes. Titles include "Schools of Thought", "Revisited", "Tune", and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty great little set that combines both of the rare early Elmo Hope 10" LPs for Blue Note – plus some additional material! Introducing The Elmo Hope Trio is seminal early work from Hope – and one of the 10" LP releases that was part of Blue Note's "New Faces – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic blues from Lightnin Hopkins – a set that's far rootsier than you might expect from the "electric show & dance" in the title! Hopkins plays mostly acoustic guitar here – and sings with very spare backing overall – just a bit of keyboards, bass, and drums, ... (Blues) read moreCD
A Belgian take on the Congotronics vibe – not done in the same musical style necessarily, but definitely grabbing that great spirit for homemade instruments and unique stylistic hybrids! There's a punky, funky sort of vibe going on here – but one that also has more laidback qualities ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
With guest work by Gary Bartz on alto sax! Titles include "Just A Little Lovin", "Drown In My Own Tears", "The Sun Died", "Bye Bye Love", "Green", "I Got A Man", and "Light Out Of Darkness". (Vocalists) CD
One of Lena Horne's greatest albums of the 50s – a rock-solid effort that takes its name from her famous film appearance of the 40s, but which features some wonderfully sophisticated songs in a very postwar mode! As with other RCA dates of the time, the orchestra's handled by Lena's partner ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but a funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare – and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy ... (Soul) read moreCD
Two early 80s groovers from Thelma Houston – back to back on a single CD! Breakwater Cat is an excellent set – one that has Thelma really reinventing herself after the disco years – stepping back into deeper soul vocals, while still working with full arrangements that push things ... (Soul) read moreCD
A pretty darn amazing album from Thelma Houston – recorded during the zenith of Jimmy Webb's career, when Jimmy was not only one of the hippest songwriters in pop, but also kind of a mini-Burt Bacharach, writing, arranging, and conducting albums for a variety of stars. This little gem ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nice record pairing the vocal stylings of Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler. Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include the Bee-Gee's "Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get ... (Soul) read moreCD
A beautiful early 70s debut LP from a then 20-year-old, Halifax reared Catherine Howe – produced and arranged by US jazz pianist Bobby Scott in a mode that manages to feel lush and opulent while never belying Catherine's warmth, intimacy and maturity – and quite possibly the best ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
2 blues classics from the great Howlin Wolf – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Howlin Wolf – a record that has Wolf tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for ... (Blues) read moreCD
A beautiful album that we'd rank as one of Freddie Hubbard's greatest recordings ever – a truly sublime set that's quite different than his Blue Note work of the 60s, and which really shows him emerging as a major talent on the trumpet! The set features a core sextet of key players – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal work from Freddie Hubbard – an early hardbop session that features some great work by Tina Brooks on tenor, piano by McCoy Tyner, and rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass Clifford Jarvis on drums! And although Freddie's great at this early point in his career – playing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Moody genius from Freddie Hubbard – one that features a unique group with McCoy Tyner on piano, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bernard McKinney on euphonium – a tuba-like instrument that gives the album a nicely shadowy sound! McKinney's probably better known for his 70s work with the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing work from Freddie Hubbard – one of his best albums ever! The title cut's a classic, but all cuts on the album are great – and really set a whole new standard for soul jazz in the 70s! Unlike the freer runs of Miles Davis, Freddie takes things into territory here that's open, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(1990 pressing – out of print, and with different bonus track than current version.)
An obscure date from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and tenorist Benny Golson – but some really great work from both players! The format here is relaxed and very open – long tunes that allow both players to really stretch out on their solos with tremendous grace and imagination. And ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very hip work from the two players – and never released before! The set was recorded as part of a series produced by Baltimore's hip Left Bank Jazz Society, and it features Heath and Hubbard leading a quintet that also include Gus Simms on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Bertell Knox on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hudson River Rats featuring Pretty Purdie —
First Take ... CD 3Bs Music, 1994. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The title's a great way to sum up the unique mood of this session from drummer Daniel Humair – a really wonderful blend of his own percussion with saxes, accordion, and bass – a mix of sounds that's definitely got plenty of French jazz touches! The sweet moments are those warm passages ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Daniel Humair, Eddy Louiss, & Jean-Luc Ponty —
Trio HLP ... CD Dreyfus (Canada), Late 60s. Used 2CD ...
A seminal side from the French scene of the 60s – a landmark trio with Humair on drums, Louiss on organ, and Ponty on violin – playing some very free, very groovy grooves! Titles include "Round Midnight", "So What", "You've Changed" "Bag's Groove" ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)
Human Beast —
Volume One ... CD Sunbeam (UK), 1969. Used ...
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Human League —
Crash ... CD A&M, 1986. Used ...
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Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Van Hunt makes a big step forward for his second album – shaking off the simpler soul of his debut, and going for a wider range of sounds that should push him firmly into the mainstream! We're not saying this one's commercial, but just that Van Hunt's bringing in a bit more crossover ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Hunter's getting a lot more sophisticated in his style, and is moving past the heavy funky sound of early days – to a mix of soulful styles that opens him up a lot more. This sextet session features drummer Leon Parker, who always works well with Hunter – plus tenorist Peter Apfelbaum, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)
Lonnie Hunter & The Voices Of St Mark —
Next Level ... CD Muscle Shoals Sound, 2003. Used ...
The title definitely gets it right, as the set's filled with some wonderfully spontaneous music from a group that features Robert Hurst on bass and the mighty Robert Glasper on piano! Glasper sounds different here than on some of his Blue Note albums of similar vintage – a lot more open and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A tasty Latin-tinged set by Bobby Hutcherson – one that recalls his classic Montara album for Blue Note, but handled here with perhaps a bit less electricity overall! Hutcherson's got a wonderful way with colors and tones on the set – extremely evocative, and bursting out with a sunny, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A subtle gem from Bobby Hutcherson's wonderful years on Landmark Records – a point when he was really getting back to basics, and cutting some great straight work that almost hearkened back to his 60s gems on Blue Note! The set's recorded live at the Village Vanguard – and Bobby swings ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sparkling modern soul from the lovely Phyllis Hyman – and an album that has the singer picking up the wonderfully smooth groove that had become the Philly International sound of the mid 80s. This format works surprisingly well for Phyllis – quite possibly more so than it did even for ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Phyllis Hyman —
One On One ... CD Hip-O, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ...
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Clasic toasting and freestyling from I- Roy, one of the most heavyweight DJs of all time! Riding some of the finest rhythms of Buny Lee & Keith Hudson mixed by dub master King Tubby & Errol Thompson, this collection features boasts and more conscious topics, too: "Hot Stuff", ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A soaring set of solo piano from Weber Iago – music that bubbles and flows with a beautifully spontaneous quality – almost in the mode of a lost ECM session from the 70, but with all the warmth we've come to love from the Adventure Music label! The set may well be the best so far in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Abdullah Ibrahim's got a great South African group on this gem from the early 90s – a record that really sparkles nicely, thanks to tenor from Basil Manneberg Coetzee, trumpet from Johnny Mekoa, and alto and flute from Robbie Johnson! If you read these pages, you'll know we love Ibrahim's ... (Jazz) read moreCD