Bloodstone ... CD
1972. New Copy ....
The wild first album from Bloodstone – a much trippier affair than some of the group's later work, as you might guess from the image on the cover! There's a really heavy vibe going on with some of the tracks here – almost an echo of psychedelic soul from the Norman Whitfield camp, with... read more
Easy listening jazz orchestra takes on some of the top pop songwriters of the day! No group's work was more adaptable to groovy orchestral arrangements the John, Paul, George & Ringo, and Chacksfield is well beyond being merely up to task, and this set is loads of groovy fun. Includes "Get... read more
Organist and pianist David Chacksfield and his orchestra tackle a collection of some of the best known Hal David and Burt Bacharach tunes such as "The Look of Love," "Alfie," "Paper Mache," and "Wives & Lovers." Arranged by John Keating and produced by... read more
A great guitar session from late 60s Brazil – bossa at its core, but with some other groovy touches too! Guitarist Heraldo Do Monte plays light acoustic, in a style that's right up there with Luiz Bonfa or Baden Powell – but the overall setting of the album also gives a nod towards... read more
A charming batch of mid 60s popular tunes done in loungey, sort of boozy arrangements in some places and uptempo mod in others from Noel Harrison – who went on to have a few hits as well as a successful acting career – tackling Dylan, Lennon/McCartney, and more with a really swinging... read more
Bernard Herrmann —
Obsession ... LP
1976. Used ....
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Herrmann's back in fine form on this mid 70s score for a Brian DePalma thriller – lots of swirling orchestral themes, handled here with a good degree of space, which makes the stronger musical statements really pack a punch! Titles include "Court's Confession", "The... read more
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on... read more
Lovely work from Kimiko Kasai – easily one of the best female jazz vocalists on the Japanese scene in the 70s! Kimiko's got a wonderfully deep range – an ability to dip into lower notes when needed, but not in any sort of gimmicky way – just this full-voiced quality that makes... read more
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Hard Road ... CD
1967. Used ....
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A killer album from one of the most legendary versions of John Mayall's Blues Breakers – a quartet that features drummer Aynsley Dunbar, bassist John McVie, and lead guitarist Peter Green – who's also singing a fair bit on the album as well! The style here is tighter and more focused... read more
One of the many very groovy albums cut by pianist/comedian/actor Dudley Moore. Unlike his films, the album's filled with a great range of emotion and talent – and the set features some stunning original by Dud, played with a nice lively groove by his classic trio. Includes the rolling... read more
Samba and guitar – served up in a really warm and wonderful blend from Neco – a player who never made it big on our shores, but who can play the acoustic guitar in the same best 60s modes as Baden Powell! The session is nice and spare – mostly just light percussion, plus an... read more
Gilbert O'Sullivan —
Himself ... LP
1971. Used ....
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A wonderful album from the young Irish singer/songwriter who went onto become one of the brightest lights in 70s pop! The record isn't his most famous, but it's got loads of great early songs that show O'Sullivan's brilliant talent for putting together lyrics that were simple and witty, yet never... read more
British disco tunes from Larry Page – kind of in a mode that's like work by Cecil Holmes & The Soulful Sounds from the mid 70s, a mixture of blacksploitation funk and smoother Barry White-styled tunes. The overall sound of the album's higher than you'd expect – and there's plenty... read more
Richard Pine & Co —
Cosmos ... CD
1969. New Copy ....
An overlooked gem from the Japanese scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a great mix of funky and groovy touches, all of which come across like better-known work from the Japanese Columbia label! Reedman Richard Pine leads the group on soprano sax, tenor, alto, and flute... read more
Spy themes galore – a full CD of famous James Bond tunes, paired with a whole bonus CD of additional work from Brit maestro Roland Shaw! Back in the 60s, Shaw recorded a host of great spy-styled sets for Decca – two albums of work with Bond on the cover and in the title, and two more... read more
Easily one of the best of the Bond-alike albums of "spy" grooves from the 60s – handled by Brit easy maestro Roland Shaw, with a sound that's in keeping with the best soundtrack work of the time! Shaw's got a jazzy mode here that really opens up some of these tunes – letting... read more
Fantastic! This is Yma Sumac's rock album from the early 70s – and it's got a wild sound that's totally different from any of her work at Capitol! The record includes lots of electric instrumentation, and Yma's voice moves from the exotic to the psychedelic, as she sings along with some... read more
Features some great jazzy arrangements from Johnny Keating!... read more
Caterina Valente —
Sweet Beat ... LP
Late 60s. Very Good+ ....
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A surprisingly great little album from Caterina Valente – a singer we usually don't like much at all! The album's a late 60s effort that has Caterina singing new versions of American pop tunes from the 60s – a range of very groovy numbers all done with a swinging jazz approach by... read more
A pair of London Records albums from Margaret Whiting – back to back on a single CD, with bonus tracks too! Maggie Isn't Margaret Anymore is cool crossover pop from Whiting – a late 60s album that still draws strongly on her roots in jazz, but which also has Maggie trying on some... read more
An unusual 60s comeback for singer Margaret Whiting – and a set that firmly established her as both a country singer, and a singer of jazz! The set's got full backings from Arnold Goland – often done in a way that carries a slight undercurrent of Nashville – not full-blown... read more