Herb Alpert —
Fandango ... CD A&M/Shout Factory, 1982. New Copy ....
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A sweet Latin-styled set from trumpeter Herb Alpert – but one that's got a very different vibe than his faux Latin grooves of the 60s! The set here is done with key contributions from both Juan Carlos Calderon as a songwriter, and Jose Quintana as a producer – both talents who really ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Trumpety genius from Herb Alpert – a cut that gave him one massive hit to close out the 70s, and a tune that crossed over big into clubs, radio, and plenty of shag-carpeted rec rooms too! And hey, it worked for Biggie, right? ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album by Atlantic Starr – a tight set of modern soul tunes with a very different feel than their later work! Part of the credit goes to Bobby Eli – who arranged and produced the set, giving it a feel that's almost late Philly – tight, sophisticated, and right on the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Atlantic Starr —
Brilliance ... CD A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1982. New Copy ....
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is ... (Soul) read moreCD
A groovy little classic from Atlantic Starr – and a great example of the group's wonderfully catchy way of hitting a groove! The music's never pop, but has some captivating hooks all the way through – sweet little bits mixed in with the funky soul approach of the ensemble – made ... (Soul) read moreCD
Insanely wonderful work by Bacharach – in a way that we can hardly begin to describe (but we'll certainly try!) By the time this one was recorded – 1971 – Burt's reputation as a songwriter and arranger were so firmly established that he had an incredible amount of freedom in the ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gato Barbieri —
Caliente ... LP A&M, 1976. Used ....
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One of Gato Barbieri's later recordings – but don't hold that against it! The set's a smoother effort than most of Gato's earlier work, but it's also still pretty darn soulful – done in a way that allows plenty of space for his raspy reed work on tenor to flow over the top of larger ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gato Barbieri —
Euphoria ... LP A&M, 1979. Very Good+ ....
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A wonderfully wicked album – one that sold so many copies that it's sometimes hard to remember how great it is! George takes on all of Abbey Road – or just about all of it – as he runs through some of the most beautiful tracks The Beatles ever wrote, like "Golden ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Memphis goes to California – with surprising results! The album's one of a few that Booker T cut after splitting with the MGs – of legendary Stax Records fame – and it's completely different than his earlier sides, and not in a bad way! Book recorded the set in California with ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Booker T & Priscilla —
Home Grown ... LP A&M, 1972. Used ....
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Much mellower than the previous duet effort from Booker T & Priscilla Jones – a set that almost echoes Book's Memphis roots, but in ways that are different than the familiar soul of Stax! There's lots of sweet organ lines in the instrumentation – but they're played with a style ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Booker T & Priscilla Jones —
Chronicles ... LP A&M, 1973. Used ....
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Booker T's definitely into a great new groove here – one that really extrapolates his Memphis roots through the haze of early 70s California – coming up with some wonderful sounds along the way! There's a definite A&M vibe to the record – that mix of rootsy modes and hipster ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful solo work from Booker T – proof that he was just as great as a soul singer on his own, as he was back in the famous lineup of the MGs! Although Book plays keyboards on the record, he also sings a fair bit too – in this raspy, honest style that's really great – a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you've never heard Anthony Braxton play straight jazz, you owe it to yourself to check out this performance – it's a delight, like some of his few straight sets! With Hank Jones on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Moment's Notice", "Groo ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brothers Johnson —
Blam ... LP A&M, 1978. Used Gatefold ....
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Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but ... (Soul) read moreCD
More hit magic from the Brothers Johnson – still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and virtually setting up the blueprint for jazzy soul in the 80s! Backings are by an all-star team, and Rod Temperton's helping out Quincy with arrangements – going for that snapping groove ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An all-star soul affair produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring the talents of studio greats like Harvey Mason, Billy Cobham, Toots Thielmans, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, and many others – not to mention the Brothers themselves! We'll be honest, though, in saying that we really think it's the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dennis Brown's endearing trio of albums for A&M – Four Play, Love Has Found Its Way and The Prophet Rides Again – nicely anthologized on this great 2CD set! By the time the 80s came around, Dennis was, deservedly, a huge star in both Jamaica and the UK, but hadn't reached that ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Kind of a cheesy cover, but a surprisingly nice set – done with the same depth that the A&M/Horizon series had brought to Paul Desmond's records of the time! Tracks are nice and long, and Desmond's alto sounds great – and it's wonderful to have Eugene Wright back on bass and Joe ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cheech & Chong return with their Wedding Album – which features their all time great, never to be topped glam metal parody "Earache, My Eye" (Cheech as Alice Bowie) – a tune all the more hilarious given the big, gaudy Lou Adler production! That 5 1/2 minute midsection ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from Joe Cocker – and a set that took blue-eyed soul in a whole new direction at the end of the 60s! The album's a surprising stunner all the way through – one that really gets past some of the overdone Cocker cliches that held on a bit too strongly in later years ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paul Desmond serves up his own versions of some key tunes by Simon & Garfunkel tunes – with results that are simply amazing! The style here takes all the airy brilliance of the original S&G tunes, and turns it towards a more jazz-based mode – one that has some of the slight ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible stuff – and a record that grows more and more important to us over the years! Desmond's best known as the icy alto behind Dave Brubeck's big records of the 50s, but by this point in his career, he'd developed a keen interest in Brazilian music – and was working at a level ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paul Desmond —
Summertime ... LP CTI/A&M, 1968. Used Gatefold ....
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A perfect complement to Paul's other early CTI album – From The Hot Afternoon – and like that one, this album's a swirling match of tracks that mix together bossa rhythms, jazzy orchestrations, and Desmond's impeccably sharp alto sax. Don Sebesky handled the arrangements, giving the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A steppers classic, and a sweet set of smooth tracks too! Titles include "Woman Of The World", "The Captain Of Her Heart", "Urban Nomads", "Love Is A Plane", "Tomorrow", "Your Prayer Takes Me Off", and "I Know A Place". ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gone Crazy ... CD A&M/Hip-O Select, Mid 70s. Used ....
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Kind of lovable, easygoing 70s rock from Nils Lofgren's Grin – amiable guitar and piano grooves – with a bit of bite in the guitars, but with an laidback sensibility overall! The tunes have an unpretentious, catchy vibe to them, which in other hands in the 70s would have come off as ... (Rock) read moreCD
Charlie Haden —
Closeness ... LP Horizon/A&M, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ....
One of Charlie's best albums of the 70s – a beautifully stripped down set of duets with well-matched players that include Alice Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Keith Jarrett! The spare format is an extremely wonderful showcase for Haden's expressive bass work – and the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The beautiful first solo album by Lani Hall – recorded after years of work with Sergio Mendes in the Brasil 66 group – and done in a style that certainly reflects her great vocals with that ensemble, yet which also expands her sound tremendously! The set was arranged and produced by ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet grooving from Lani Hall – a record that's a long way from her roots in Brasil 66, but which has some surprisingly nice touches at times! Herb Alpert produced – and handled arrangements along with Lani and Michel Colombier – and it may well be Colombier's highly rhythmic ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Human League —
Fascination ... LP Virgin/A&M, 1981/1982. Used ....
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Some great early 80s pop groove material from Human League – less of the colder synth of before, and more of the warmer soul-based sound that worked surprisingly well for the group! The EP features a number of tracks that fell between the LPs – including the extended version of their ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded by Humble Pie – and that's saying a lot, given the power of the group on other albums! The performance is very unbridled – really open-ended, at a level that showcases not just the mindbending early guitar talents of Peter Frampton ... (Rock) read moreCD
Humble Pie —
Rock On ... LP A&M, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ....
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A classic from the early years of Peter Frampton! Titles include "Shine On", "Sour Grain", "79th & Sunset", "Stone Cold Fever", "Rolling Stone", and "Big George". ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Now known as Tragedy Khadafi, his first LP has a more 5 percent/knowledge lyrical slant. Mixed and produced by Marley Marl, and with the tracks "Black & Proud", "Intelligent Hoodlum", and "Arrest the President". ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Mark Isham —
Beast ... LP A&M, 1988. Used ....
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An all-star soundtrack to this comedy film from the 70s – starring Raquel Welch, Bill Cosby, and a very young Harvey Keitel! Most of the tracks on the set are from other A&M albums, but there's a few tunes that are original to the set – including the vocal track "No Love ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Janet Jackson —
Control ... LP A&M, 1986. Used ....
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A breakout album for Janet, with prime New Jack, or should we say New Jill, Swing production from the then unstoppable Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Flyte Tyme production team. Includes "Control", "Nasty", "What Have You Done For Me Lately", "The Pleasure ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Janet's first LP, produced by Foster Sylvers, with a number of tracks written by Rene & Angela. With a great picture of Janet on the back looking an awful lot like a teenage version of Penny. Includes "Say You Do", "Young Love", 'Don't Mess Up this Good Thing" and 'For ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Tide ... LP A&M, 1970. Used Gatefold ....
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An incredible record – from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of sound that weaves around Jobim's lofty guitar and piano beautifully – complex, but still with the airy ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warmly grooving vocal work from Howard Johnson – one of the few albums the singer cut under his own name, and a sparkling gem from the 80s groove scene! Howard's got a style that really sets the stage for some of the bigger singers of his time – a sound that's mature, yet still very ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the finest A&M records of the sixties, and one of the finest records that Pete Jolly ever cut – a fantastic little session that blends his sprightly piano with fuller backings by Marty Paich – jazzy, but also sweepingly wonderful – and presented here with a great ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quincy Jones —
Body Heat ... LP A&M, 1974. Used ....
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In the early 70s, Quincy Jones surrounded himself with some of the best young soul and jazz talent he could find, plus a few older pros – and the result was a great series of albums that spanned genres and created a whole new approach to modern R&B. This gem of a record was put together ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quincy just never stopped putting out classic soulful albums! This one, from the early 80s, features a smooth jazzy blend of tracks, with a strong nod to the kinds of souped-up studio sounds that were being used by groups like The Crusaders, but also with a lot of the kind of soulfulness that made ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real step forward for Quincy Jones – a record that really shows the jazzman moving into sophisticated new territory – a sound that's just right for the CTI generation! The album's got a vibe that's a bit similar to Quincy's Walking In Space album, but it's a lot deeper too – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quincy Jones —
I Heard That! ... LP A&M, Late 60s/1970s. Used 2LP Gatefold ....
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This set is divided into three parts – new songs recorded with a vocal group called Wattsline, the Award Winning Jones and the Grammy Winning Jones. The personnel involved with all of these songs is huge and they include George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Preston, The Johnson Brothers, Toots ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great, oft-overlooked album from the best period of Quincy Jones! This album is quite possibly Quincy's most farthest-reaching – as he works in an array of styles that really shows his growing genius in the studio – not just jazz and soundtrack modes, but more soul-based ones, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Well, the soundtrack's not one of Quincy's funkiest, but it does include some nice moments – especially on some of the more African-inflected numbers. Features performances from James Cleveland, Letta Mbulu, and Bill Summers – and tracks include "Many Rains", "Free At ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of 70s electric work from Quincy – and probably his funkiest album ever! Quincy's really stepping out here from the straighter and spacier styles of earlier records – going for more of the dirty grooves he was cutting up for soundtrack albums, and hitting notes that were a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Dude at the height of his powers – serving up a smooth blend of soul and jazz that set the standard for an entire generation! As with some of his other 70s albums, Quincy's working here with a host of great talents that make the record sizzle – guests that include Hubert Laws, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hip little collection of funky work from Quincy Jones – nearly all of it from his key 70s years on A&M Records! The vibe here is totally great – possibly the best-remembered sound of the Q, recorded at a time when he was also gracing the world with a fair bit of funky soundtracks ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet funky Q for the 70s – easily one of the coolest albums ever from Quincy Jones! The album's got a very heavy electric vibe – one that's kind of a laidback take on the styles that Jones was forging in some of his 70s soundtrack work – served up with massive work on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 tasty groovers from the day when Quincy could still get us out on the floor! "Razzamatazz" is an excellent number that sounds way better than its hokey name – a snapping tune with a jazzy mix of 80s groove and boogie, and which features strong lead vocals from Patti Austin! ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A groovy soundtrack, written for this film that starred Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow as two young lovers on a one night stand. The film sports a great vocal theme – "Maybe Tomorrow", sung by Evie Sands in a haunting airy way, and also performed at another point by the Morgan Ames ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A large, ambitious early 70s experiment in "chamber jazz" from pianist/composer Roger Kellaway – a really haunting set with the sweep you'd be much more in store for on a classical or chamber orchestra record, but with an earthbound core, chords and tonal shifts of a piano jazz ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album