Fantastic soul from JJ – a monster 60s soul talent who's rarely given his due! JJ first struck big with the landmark hit "But It's Alright" – the leadoff track on this album, and a blistering little tune that's awash in scratchy guitars, bouncing bass, and one of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bob James —
Two ... CD CTI/Warner, 1975. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster – and quite possibly one of the greatest Fender Rhodes albums of all time! Bob James is really at the height of his powers here – stepping out with a sound that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier work, yet in a groove that's never too slick or too overproduced – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Al Jarreau hits the stage in the UK – clearly working before a large crowd that's very appreciative of his superstar talents in the early 80s! The sound here is a bit less intimate than some of Jarreau's earlier studio records – instrumentation that's designed more to fit the larger ... (Soul) read moreCD
Classic fusiony jazzy soulful vocals from Al, with the bright kind of LA groove that brought Al into millions of living rooms during the 70s. Tracks include "I'm Home", "Brite & Sunny Babe", "Fly", "I Do", "Thinkin' About It Too", and his ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big one for Al Jarreau – a record that has a groove that's a bit more mainstream than some of Al's previous records, but which still leaves plenty of space for his amazing vocals! Jarreau's working again with producer Jay Graydon, who pitches the instrumentation towards more electric-soundi ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive set from Al Jarreau – a set that gave the singer one of his smoothest hits of all time, yet still kept him very firmly in the sort of sophisticated territory that set him apart from most of his contemporaries! The sound here is often a lot more understated than you'd expect – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Al Jarreau is grooving in a pure modern pop soul mode on this mid 80s set – and it works really, really well – a not-so-surprising creative win even if it's not the jazzy Jarreau record longtime fans may have preferred at the time – one of our favorite mid-decade Nile Rodgers ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Norma Jean Wright was one of the singers in Chic – the super-huge pop-disco combo led by Bernie Edwards and Nile Rogers. This solo album was issued during the height of the group's fame, and it's got a lot of elements of Chic's style – but also more of a straighter soul edge. Tracks ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty great stuff from Jobim – later than the classic years, but with a dark sophisticated sound that's pretty darn compelling. The album features larger orchestrations by Claus Ogerman, and in a way, it's similar to the Jobim album on Decca from 1973 – in that it's got all the simple ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Urubu ... CD Warner, 1976. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strangely wonderful album from Jobim – recorded with baroque production by Claus Ogerman, and a style that's similar to the 1973 Jobim album. The sound is perhaps a bit hokey in parts, but most of the time things are pretty sophisticated, with nice jazzy playing Jobim on Fender Rhodes, and ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Urubu ... LP Warner, 1976. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strangely wonderful album from Jobim – recorded with baroque production by Claus Ogerman, and a style that's similar to the 1973 Jobim album. The sound is perhaps a bit hokey in parts, but most of the time things are pretty sophisticated, with nice jazzy playing Jobim on Fender Rhodes, and ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen on front.)
David Jones —
David Jones ... CD Colpix/Warner (Japan), New Copy ...
Around September 10, 2014
One of the greatest female singers on the east coast scene at the end of the 60s – heard here on a classic Warner Brothers set that includes some of her best-remembered tracks! At some level, the set's a prequel to Linda's later recordings for the Stang/All Platinum label – as it ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure, Rickie Lee Jones went onto become a bit of a cliche in later years, but this early album's still got an undeniable power – and was a great breath of fresh air, at a time when it seemed like most of modern music was forgetting its roots! What is it with the LA scene from the 60s onward ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Madleen Kane's still sexy as hell on the cover – and still serving up her trademark sensuous brand of disco – which made her as big on the dancefloors as she was between the pages of Playboy at the time! Thor Baldursson handles the grooves here – with that great compressed style ... (Soul) read moreCD
Paul Kelly —
Dirt ... CD Warner (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
Out Of Stock
A real breakout album for singer Paul Kelly – his first record in a legendary early 70s run for Warner Brothers, and a set that took southern soul to a new level of righteousness! The sessions for the album were recorded in Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and Nashville – all produced by Buddy ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the best records ever from deep soul singer Paul Kelly – a great talent from the Warner Brothers roster of the early 70s, and a vocalist who might have been more at home on late 60s Atlantic Records! Paul works here with production from Buddy Killen – the southern soul maestro ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever from soul singer Paul Kelly – an overlooked talent who was given a great 70s run by Warner Brothers, but never fully got his due! Paul's got roots in southern soul, but works here in a slightly modern mode too – with production from Buddy Killen that ... (Soul) read moreCD
Howard Kenney —
Super Star ... CD Warner/Cherry Red (UK), 1978. New Copy ...
Out Of Stock
The first album from Howard Kenney – and a set that may not have made him the superstar promised in the title, but a pretty nice record overall! Kenney's got this cool, classy approach to soul – a style you'd guess from his look on the cover, and which comes across without any too-comme ... (Soul) read moreCD
Even better than the first album from Kensington Market – and a set that really extends their unique sound! There's a bit more confidence on a few of the tunes here – but never too much to dominate the group's personal approach to their music – and the instrumentation gets a bit ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Less vocals than usual from Anita Kerr – but a set that's still pretty darn groovy, and which showcases her growing talent for instrumental arrangements! Most of the tracks here have a nicely rolling sort of sound – triplet-styled grooves at the bottom, even when things are moving slow ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard to imagine Anita Kerr being turned on – especially given her school marm-ish look on the cover – but the album's a pretty darn groovy set, and one that certainly shows Kerr picking up some of the best easy elements of the 60s! The Burt Kaempfert touch is heard here especially in ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anita Kerr and her singers take on the baroque pop sound of the late 60s – working here in a way that mixes their smoother vocals with more complicated arrangements and some nice use of electric harpsichord! The approach isn't as over the top baroque as other albums like this – thanks ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a small promo sticker.)
Chaka Khan —
Chaka ... CD Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ...
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as ... (Soul) read moreCD
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – and one of the gems that Arif Mardin produced for Chaka during her immediate solo years after leaving Rufus. Mardin's sweet soulful arrangements are a perfect fit for Chaka's voice – not only on soul tracks like "Tearin' It Up", "Got To Be There", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A half dozen of Chaka's best solo tracks from the late 70s and early 80s, with one of the nicer, new tracks that was also included on her best of, featuring Chaka alongside Me'Shell Ndegeocello and David Gamson, the radio edit of "Never Miss The Water". Also includes "Ain't ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Chaka Khan steps off her smoother sets from the early 80s here – into a groove that's a bit chunkier, funkier, and with some key 80s groove touches! Arif Mardin's still in charge of the whole project here, but he's opened the door to a host of other producers to update Chaka's sound for the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Chaka Khan steps off her smoother sets from the early 80s here – into a groove that's a bit chunkier, funkier, and with some key 80s groove touches! Arif Mardin's still in charge of the whole project here, but he's opened the door to a host of other producers to update Chaka's sound for the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album of mellow modern soul tracks recorded in Chaka's post-Rufus years! The record was produced by the great Arif Mardin, the man who made so many of the 70s Atlantic soul records work so well – and he handled Chaka's voice with a sweet sweet sound that you don't always get on her ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Chaka Khan on Warner Brothers – the wonderful second chapter of her career, when she fully broke away from Rufus, and became an amazing solo act on her own! All the records here are classics, and really take Khan who a whole new level – often working with production and arrangements ... (Soul) read moreCD
On this LP, Kid Capri tries to move from mix-tape fame to being an MC, and though his rhymes and lyrics are probably what sent him back to DJing, the production by Biz Markie keeps this sidebar piece from mid 90s Cold Chillin' from being forgettable. Includes "News Story", "Billy&quo ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last of the "revival" King Crimson from the early 80s – featuring the lineup that included Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Tony Levin. The style is fairly academic, but Belew's presence still gives the record a bit of heart – something that Fripp had trouble ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light wear & a cutout notch.)
A set that was issued by Warner Brothers in relation to the King Family TV program of the mid 60s – a surprisingly popular variety show that featured the core King Sisters quartet, plus a really expanded lineup that included their kids, husbands, and other family members joining in! Our ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that recreates the sweet harmony style the first four King Sisters brought to the music world in the late 50s – but updates their sound wonderfully with some hip 60s flair! Ralph Carmichael handles the arrangements, and he borrows from a lot of the best sorts of 60s pop vocal modes ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing.)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk —
Kirkatron ... LP Warner, 1977. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later genius from Rahsaan Roland Kirk – a record of wonderful depth and soul, and a session that moves back to the straighter jazz focus of some of his work from the Mercury years – yet still keeps all the personality and charm of the best Atlantic sides! Roland's playing in a warm ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is mostly stained, with some flaking on the spine, and a promo stamp.)
(Out of print. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)
Lew Kirton —
Just Arrived ... CD Alston/Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy ...
Around July 9, 2014 (delayed)
Great work from this oft-overlooked smooth soul singer! Lew Kirton was part of the Miami soul scene that centered around TK Records in Florida – but he has a smooth sexy style that reminds us a lot more of northern modern soul singers – especially the most sophisticated side of the New ... (Soul) read moreCD
A classic bit of spare electronics from the Kraftwerk man machine! The album's perhaps a bit tighter than some of their earlier albums, but it's also got that spare tinny sound that influenced a generation of hip hoppers, electro heads, and Miami bass stars. Titles include "Computer ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Move over Bam! This is the legendary bit of electro funk that along with "Trans Europe Express" forever put Kraftwerk in the crates of hip hoppers everywhere – a spare sublime track with a sly melody line over the top, perfect for breaking or just kicking back and feeling those ... (Rock) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear. Label has a bit of marker.)
LaBelle ... CD Warner/Wounded Bird, 1971. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Labelle's first album of rockin soul for Warner, and a great batch of deep soul tracks that take the group far far beyond their 60s girl group recordings! The album's a stunner – complete with ripping vocals by Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and done in a hip style that's ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)
Latimore's digging deeper, and sounding greater than ever – working at Muscle Shoals with some great Miami production from Steve Alaimo – and coming across with a sound that's even warmer and more sophisticated than before – yet still very true to its deep soul roots too! At a ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of Michel Legrand's greatest moments of the late 60s – a sweetly romantic score that lasted a lot longer than the film it was written to accompany! The soundtrack features the haunting "Summer Of 42 Theme", also known as "The Summer Knows" – a drifting sad ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only full album ever recorded by Claudia Lennear – a singer who first rose to fame as a member of Ike Turner's Ikettes, but who also lent her vocals to a whole host of other great projects too! Claudia easily skirted the worlds of soul and rock on the LA scene of the early 70s – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Les Negresses Vertes —
Mlah ... CD Sire/Warner, 1989. Used ...
A hard to find early End LP by Little Anthony – based around then contemporary singles and hits. The sound is stellar harmony all the way through – in that really fragile style that Anthony pioneered with the group – which would later go onto become such a big influence on 70s ... (Soul) read moreCD
A funky classic from Little Beaver – one of the best albums to come out of the Miami scene of the mid 70s! Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on this one. It's a party, alright, but it's got the feel of the smoldering, latenight ... (Soul) read moreCD
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... (Soul) read moreCD
Little Eva —
Loco-Motion ... CD Dimension/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ...
Around September 10, 2014
A classic set of Brill Building soul – produced by Gerry Goffin, conducted by Carole King, and featuring songs written by the both of them! You'll certainly recognize the hit title track "Loco-Motion", but Eva also comes across nicely on most of the other tracks – with a ... (Soul) read moreCD
LLittle Feat's third, and maybe best their album – the adventurous country rock, soul, boogie blender Feats Don't Fail Me Know! Oh, this group wasn't going to fail anytime soon – not creatively, anyway. Nope! They really come into their own here – mixing up distinct styles into ... (Rock) read moreCD
The second album from Little Feat – and it's a great one! Loose roadhouse blues-y and country rock styled songs – infused with their own weirdness! This is one of those great examples of a band that not only loved, but could play down home American music of many kinds – and add ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic late 70s double live album from Little Feat! Their reputation as one of the great live acts of that decade or any other is realized beautifully here – the band playing off of each other masterfully, and they're just as sharp vocally – but what's most impressive is how they ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tight and soulful blues from Little Milton – just the sort of record that helped him cross over to bigger audiences back in the day, and a set that still sounds plenty great all these many years later! The set was done in Chicago – arranged by James Mack, with backing vocals from Kitty ... (Blues) read moreCD
Little Milton's always been as much of a soul singer as a bluesman – and this overlooked gem from the 70s has him hitting equally well on both fronts! The set's a great precursor to Milton's 80s revival on Malaco – but has the singer working in Chicago, with these deep soul ... (Blues) read moreCD
Sweet keyboards, R&B grooves, and a great blend of jazz and soul modes – all fused together to make the album one of Jeff Lorber's true classics from the 80s! Lorber's keyboards and programming provide the fusiony foil for the soulful vocals of Karyn White and Michael Jefferies on a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet keyboards, R&B grooves, and a great blend of jazz and soul modes – all fused together to make the album one of Jeff Lorber's true classics from the 80s! Lorber's keyboards and programming provide the fusiony foil for the soulful vocals of Karyn White and Michael Jefferies on a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early set from Louisiana Red – a singer who'd shine more brightly in the early 70s on Atlantic, but one who's already got a very definite style here on an early album for Roulette! The album's got a gritty electric blues vibe that's more Chess Records than you might expect – Red's ... (Blues) read moreCD
A classic Machito session from the 50s – with stunning arrangements by Mario Bauza and AK Salim! The record is a beautiful batch of Latin jazz tracks that shine with a sound that's unlike anything else Machito was doing at the time – and the band wails hard, with soloists that include ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the better records that Taj Mahal cut during in the later 70s – probably because it was a soundtrack, and pushed the groove into some interesting places – with Taj's gruff vocals working over some Caribbean rhythms and modern blues, and more smoothed out moments! The latter ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A trio of albums from Taj Mahal – and some unreleased live tracks as well! First up is Music Fuh Yah – a sweetly soulful set that has Taj Mahal really trying on some new flavors – yet still keeping things strongly in the bluesy territory of his roots! In addition to the lead ... (Blues) read moreCD
A real killer from vibesman Mike Mainieri – a set that's got a darker edge than some of his previous work, while still hanging onto all the warm touches of his own instrument in the lead! Backings are full, but never uptight – and there's a loosness to the record that really works well ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Speech excerpts from the 1972 documentary film, these are all short sound bites, all under a minute: "By Any Means Necessary", "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?", "Pickin Cotton" & "American Nightmare" and half a dozen more. (Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
This one's a bit tighter than some of the group's earlier albums – but still equally funky, and still very nice! Malo are at the top of their form here – grooving hard with great guitar from Jorge Santana, tight congas from Francisco Aquabella, sweet organ from Ron De Masi, and great ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some splitting on the top seam.)
Dos ... LP Warner, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ...
A seminal bit of Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – the second album from Malo, and an even harder-hitting jam session than the first! The group are really in top form here – taking off with Santana-inspired riffs that are filled with heavy percussion, soaring organ, ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, a small center split on the spine, and a stain on the back.)
Malo ... CD Warner/Varese, 1972. New Copy ...
Around September 16, 2014
Wonderful 70s Latin soul from the legendary Bay Area combo that included Jorge Santana, Luis Gasca, and Coke Escovedo! This first album's a masterpiece in the California Latin Soul style – a sweet blend of Latin, jazz, funk, and rock that took up where the New York groups left off at the end ... (Latin) read moreCD
Henry Mancini —
10 ... CD Warner/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ...
Back in the day, we remember digging the movie 10 for the fact of Bo Derek's bareness – but these days, we're more likely to love it for this sweet little soundtrack from Henry Mancini! The score's a bit different than the sound of Hank in years past – and the high points are some ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD