Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
International Hashva Orchestra —
All's Well ... CD TCB (Switzerland), 1999. Used ...
Seminal early country rock from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band – cut soon before Gram jumped ship to the Byrds for the legendary Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP! The one-and-only International Submarine Band LP is the first official full length album from Gram Parsons, and ... (Rock) read moreCD
The first Intro record featuring the tracks "Love Thang", "Let Me Be The One", "Anything For You", "Why Don't You Love Me", "It's All About You", "Ribbon In The Sky", "Don't Leave Me", "Come Inside", "One Of A Kind ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bubble ... CD Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A brilliant bubble of sounds from IPA – much more searing than you'd guess from the album's title – served up here in a sharp brace of trumpet, tenor, and vibes! The group's overflowing with that modernist Moserobie label energy we love so much – tight in construction, but still ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Early 80s material from this legendary Cuban group! They're working in a mode that relies heavily on traditional forms and rhythms like Son, Bolero and Cha Cha, rather than some of the fiery fusion or hard Afro-Cuban electric funk of their 70s years, but this album reveals a subtle side to the ... (Latin) read moreCD
An excellent album by the Isley Brothers – easily their rarest, and probably their funkiest! The record's pushing the T-Neck funk sound to the limit, adding in some heavy horns to the tracks, and really egging on the vocals of the group with some totally hard-hitting arrangements by George ... (Soul) read moreCD
Classic 80s work from the Isley Brothers – a set that has the duo of Ronald and Rudolph getting some great help in the studio from Angela Winbush! Angela helped produce the record, and she also wrote many of the songs – and she plays keyboards on the set too, giving the tracks the ... (Soul) read moreCD
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 moreCD
Vijay Iyer —
Mutations ... CD ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vijay Iyer on ECM – a great new setting for one of the most-discussed pianists in recent years – and a chance for him to offer up some even more creative sides of his talents! The record still features Vijay playing piano with some of those blocky tones and rhythmic pulses that we love ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
J Rocc's full length debut and it's a great one – Some Cold Rock Stuf is one of the funkiest, most insistently thumping and easily one of our favorite turntablist hip hop releases on Stones Throw, or any other label, in quite a while! J Rocc is a real veteran, having manned turntables for ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Tracks include "Murder Reigns", "Thug Lovin" feat. Bobby Brown, "Warning", "Emerica", "Last Temptation" feat. Charli Baltimore, "Murder Me" feat Caddillac Tah and Alexi, "Rock Star" and more. (Hip Hop) CD
An excellent 70s set by Jackie & Roy – very different than their work of the 50s and 60s, with an approach that's much more far-reaching and complicated – a style that opens up their vocal talents majestically! Gone are the simpler ditties of earlier years, and in their place are ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Don't hold Chubby's name against him – because this is a really great little set, leaner and meaner than you might expect! The album has Chubby taking over from Woody Herman – with whom he'd worked for many years, and from whom he got most of the players for this session. The album's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Freddie Jackson —
Ballads ... CD Capitol, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ...
One of the greatest new male soul voices of the 80s – served up here in a beautiful batch of ballads, love songs, and mellow cuts! Freddie Jackson could number plenty of groovers amongst his hits, but he also always seemed most at home with a ballad – where the complexities of his ... (Soul) read moreCD
An overlooked early session from multi-instrumentalist Michael Gregory Jackson, recording here with a trio of great horn players in a wonderfully sensitive sound! The record's approach is a perfect illustration of the maturity on the New York avant scene in the late 70s – a real change from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Michael's on lead vocals here – in a set of tracks that's all from the early 70s, when he was starting to break away from The Jackson Five, but was still mostly recording with them. 10 tracks in all: "Ben", "Got To Be There", "One Day In Your Life", "I ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of those records that we remember dismissing at the time – but honestly, it really lives up to repeated listenings in later years! Sure, Michael Jackson's no longer working with Quincy Jones – and instead goes for Teddy Riley and some other (then) contemporary producers – but ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print. Original pop-up display is in excellent shape!)
Michael Jackson, heard anew – presented here in a crackling sharp set of fresh mixes – all done for a traveling Cirque Du Soleil performance – but more than great enough on its own! The tunes here are all classics from Jackson's years at Sony/Columbia – but they're really ... (Soul) read moreCD
Early work from Michael Jackson – featuring some tracks that he cut on his own away from his brothers, plus others that feature him in a strong lead with the group. Titles include "Got To Be There", "Girl, Don't Take Your Love From Me", "My Girl", "Don't ... (Soul) read moreCD
Millie Jackson's feelin bitchy – and letting a whole new side of her talents show! After the sweet southern soul sound of her early recordings, the Jackson style takes a sharp shift here – letting a bitchier side show up more strongly, and really setting the tone for the next great ... (Soul) read moreCD
A bit of a disco effort from Millie, given the time, but also a record that still has plenty of nice soul touches – thanks to Brad Shapiro, Millie's longtime partner at the production helm! The album features a great 2 parter with a nice monologue, entitled "What Went Wrong Last Night ... (Soul) read moreCD
The title's a bit self-pitying, but the music certainly isn't – and even at this late point in his career, the sound of Milt Jackson is coming across loud and clear – possibly more so, because Milt's firmly shaken off the mellower modes of his years with the MJQ! The record has Jackson ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Milt Jackson —
Bags Of Soul ... CD Proper (UK), Late 40s/1950s. Used 4CD ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Whatever you may think of Milt Jackson's later work, this stuff from the early 50s, recorded in his pre-MJQ years, shows the vibist as a lively talent, playing head to head with boppers that he'd never dare face in later years. Players include Lou Donaldson, John Lewis, Thelonious Monk, and Shadow ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Booklet has some small numbers written on the front in pen.)
One of the best rock and/or country LPs of the late 50s and early 60s! Capitol signed the rockabilly rebel princess several years prior to the release of this collection of her jumpy, frenetic singles, and had Wanda record more crossover material, which she succeeded at in incredible fashion. ... (Rock) read moreCD
Wanda Jackson's first album ever, and an amazing, genre-straddling collection of early rock, country-crossover greatness! Wanda made her reputation on ragged, rockabilly nuggets but when Capitol came knocking they wanted to hedge their bets a bit and have her cover some tried and true country and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Jackson Conti (Madlib & Mamao) —
Sujinho ... CD Mochilla, 2008. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great grooves from Jackson Conti – not a dude, but a duo – one that features Madlib teamed with Mamao, drummer from the legendary Azymuth! The album's got a really unique feel – one that mixes Madlib's chunky, fuzzy style of production with some of the cleaner, jazzier Azymuth ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
2 Jackson 5 classics on one CD! Dancing Machine contains some excellent later work by the Jacksons, featuring a shift from their earlier pop material, into a great style that was a bit more baroque, and which yielded some very nice moments. The album includes the funky pre-disco "Dancing ... (Soul) read moreCD
Really amazing stuff – a true treasure for fans of The Jacksons, and for any lover of classic soul music as well! This set's exactly what it promises – unreleased recordings made by the Jackson 5 during their early years at Motown – all music that's totally excellent, and which ... (Soul) read moreCD
The Jacksons' third album for Motown – and definitely one that has the quintet moving full steam ahead! There's a sense of perfection here right from the get-go – that really put-together quality the boys hit with their second album, thanks to great studio help from The Corporation and ... (Soul) read moreCD
The first volume of this series was so popular, they've gone and done it again! This second volume of remixes follows very closely in the spirit of the first – in that it takes classic Motown work by The Jackson 5, and expands the grooves of the tracks with work by some of today's strongest ... (Soul) read moreCD
A spacey little set of clubby grooves – with some lead vocals from the legendary Leroy Burgess! The tracks here are all quite long and building – very much in the classic Prelude Records mode, and with a fair dose of European influence, but mostly just on the keyboards – which ... (Soul) read moreCD
Never-heard work from tenorist Bent Jaedig – easily one of the most important figures on the Danish jazz scene in the 60s! Bent's working here in a loose, open style that's quite different from some of his more tightly arranged albums of the decade – a mode that's still got lots of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Cover of digipack has a cut corner. Barcode has a promo sticker.)
Not just a wonderful record for the music, but also for the classic cover image too – a photo of Ahmad Jamal's righteous night club The Alhambra – an Eastern-themed spot on Chicago's Michigan Ave, where Jamal made some incredible music for a few short years! Jamal was one of the few ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pre-electric Jamal, but with the spiralling spiritual lyricism that he would later bring to his Fender Rhodes recordings. Tracks are very open-ended – a continuing growth of the lyrical exploration he first forged in the late 50s, expanding out to embrace the new freedom of the 70s, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ahmad Jamal —
Blue Moon ... CD Jazz Village, 2012. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful work from Jamal's early Chicago years – and a perfectly titled set that really gets at the differences he made in modern jazz! The tunes are wonderfully fluid, soulful, and swinging – but not in the gutbuckety style of other trios of the time, more in a lightly modern style ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bob James —
BJ4 ... CD Tappan Zee/Warner, 1976. Used ...
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The 4th in Bob James legendary run of Fender Rhodes classics for CTI – and a record that still has him working with the dark edges that made the first few so great! As usual with these sets, there's a way of putting over the groove that's really unique – not really funky, but spacious ... (Jazz) read moreCD