A mixture of folksy guitar and electronics, with lots of minimoog, ring modulator, and even some "electronic ocean" (whatever that is!). The acoustic guitar is in the forefront, and the electronics bubble around in the back. Tracks include "Sunshower", "River of Eggs" ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)
S David Cohen —
Me ... LP Reprise, 1969. Very Good+ ...
A late 80s tribute to the James Brown groove – done at a time when few others were respecting the JB sound instrumentally, although many had already started to sample the classics! The group here is headed up by trombonist Craig Harris, who also does a bit of singing on the set – and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great LP of smooth jazzy soul from Freddy cole – recorded for a small (should we say "dinky"?) indie label, but with a warm mellow sound that's all pro! There's some great keyboards behind Freddy's vocals – nice and mellow on the best tracks – and titles include " ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddy Cole —
Sing ... LP EMI, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Mostly mellow vocals from Freddy Cole – brother of Nat, but a singer who opened up nicely during the late 60s and 1970s. This album's nothing fancy, mostly straight vocals – done with larger jazz arrangements recorded in England and conducted by Jerry Van Rooyen. There's a little bit ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of bop sides from 40s LA – tracks that ostensibly feature Cole on piano, jamming with Lester Young on tenor and Red Callender on bass! Oddly, no other players are listed in the notes – even though there's clearly a drummer and trumpeter on the session – so it's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy maroon label pressing. Cover has completely split seams, some wear, staining, some waviness, and some pen on the back.)
A Capitol killer from Natalie Cole – a really great record from the time when she really seemed to be starting out her career with a bang! As with other gems on Capitol, the record features some great production work from Marvin Yancy and Chuck Jackson, getting a bit of help here from Gene ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great return to form for vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer who'd recorded earlier in the bop years, but who makes a rare 60s appearance here on a soulful set for Atlantic Records! Coleman's got a rich voice that's somewhere between Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine – with a great ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a DJ Copy sticker.)
It's hard to even begin to hint at Ornette's greatness on Atlantic – but this set does a pretty darn nice job! Tracks are all from the years 1959 to 1961, and perfectly rhythmic, in that modal mode of the classic years. Titles include "Una Muy Bonita", "Lonely Woman", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has light discoloration from age.)
Buddy takes his Swinging Shepherds crew to the movies on this one – serving up a set of tunes from 40s and 50s films that all come off perfectly with the group's multi-flute approach! The sound's nicely mellow at times, but still has that tightly arranged west coast modern style that made ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light stains on the back.)
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a split spine.)
A pretty strange album of "hip" fairytales and fables, recorded by jazz DJ/hipster Al Jazzbo Collins, alongside a group featuring Steve Allen, Hal Blaine, and Terry Gibbs. The approach is a bit square, but the album's also got the appeal of those late 50s beatnik sessions – with ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange and black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Bootsy's tightening things up a bit from before, but still sounding plenty darn great – that classic Collins groove in all its P-Funk glory! All the best elements are certainly in place – production by George Clinton and Bootsy, horn arrangements by Fred Wesley, and the slinky soulful ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a one inch rip in the spine.)
Trumpeter Dick Collins plays with a "runaway herd" of saxophonists culled from the band of his boss, Woody Herman – a really great lineup that features Al Cohn on tenor, Med Flory on alto, Jack Nimitz on baritone, and Bill Perkins on flute and tenor too! The blend of reeds is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has seam splitting.)
Judy Collins —
Concert ... LP Elektra, 1964. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from the same sessions that yielded Coltrane's massive Africa/Brass album – recorded in 1961, but not issued until the time of this 1974 release! The tracks feature Trane leading a group young modernists through a set of larger arranged charts, woven tightly together in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)
John Coltrane —
Bahia ... LP Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ...
Very much in the mode of some of Trane's excellent work for Savoy with Wilbur Harden – with some slight exotic touches, and long drawn-out tracks that show the beginning of Coltrane's modal grooves that would emerge more in the early 60s. No surprise, Harden's on a few of the tracks – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track two. Cover has two staples in the top left corner, with some light stains on the back.)
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing, with a Van Gelder stamp. Cover has peeling of the gloss finish and light wear.)
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from John Coltrane – one of those amazing records that wasn't issued until a few years after his death – then blew folks' minds even further with the depths of his talents! The setting is a live performance in Japan from 1966 – a really open-ended, freewheeling, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)
The first Impulse album issued after the early death of John Coltrane – and one of his last sessions for the label as well! The record's got a somber, introspective quality that almost hints at the darkness to come – a new way of reaching the spiritual planes that Coltrane was striving ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam.)
One of our favorite albums ever from John Coltrane – but a record that's sometimes eclipsed by the genius of A Love Supreme! The feel here is very similar to that one – long tracks that introduce a new mode of searching, spiritual jazz for the 60s – one that's performed by a core ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
A 1970 repackaging of the album The Standard Coltrane – which was issued by Prestige in the late 50s. The title may say "standard", but with Coltrane at the helm, the record is anything but! Sure, the tunes are all familiar ones, but the presentation here is a far cry from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)
John Coltrane —
Ole ... LP Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A magnificent record from John Coltrane – one of his earliest expressions of unbridled spirituality, and a session that we've treasured for years! As you might guess from the title, there's a slight Latin focus to the record – but not one that has congas and bongos creating choppy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some light wear. Top seam is partially split.)
Comets On Fire —
Avatar ... LP Sub Pop, 2006. Near Mint- ...
A pivotal album for The Commodores – still very funky here, with a sound that stays true to their roots – yet also able to reach out into some of the mature mellow ballads that would make them a huge crossover act in years to come! James Carmichael arranges and produces here – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work from The Commodores! Titles include "Rise Up", "Come By Here", "Love Canoe", "I Know I'm Losing You", "Cowboys To Girls", and a version of the Alvin Cash tune "Keep On Dancing"! (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
In 1994 when everyone seemed to be turning hardcore, Common Sense wasn't having it. Introspective tales of growing up and living on the South Side that fit perfectly with No I.D.'s mellow production and spiced up with two guest appearances by Y-Not aka Twilight Tone. Classic LP, solid all the way ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
("Special Edition" double vinyl reissue. Cover has an index label on front. Labels have small stickers.)
Con Funk Shun —
7 ... LP Mercury, 1981. Very Good ...
Not the group's 7th album, but a bold statement of the unity they feel as a 7 piece ensemble – perfectly lived up to in the record's well-crafted grooves! The album's one of Con Funk Shun's best overall – really solid, but never too slick, very tight in the bass department, but still ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear, with some staining along the top.)
Early work from Con Funk Shun – different than their later, better known hits! The group sure knew how to slap that bass, even back on this first album for Mercury – but then again, they – along with other big Mercury groups like The Ohio Players – were pioneering the bass-h ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice jam session work from Eddie Condon's own club – featuring Eddie on guitar, plus Wild Bill Davidson on cornet, Billy Butterfield on trumpet, Lou McGariity and Cutty Cutshall on trombone, Dick Cary on alto horn, Edmond Hall on clarinet, and Bud Freeman on tenor. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has wear and some clear tape over splitting seams.)
An unusual session of trad jazz for the mostly-west coast World Pacific label – one that features guitarist Eddie Condon at the host of an all-star group that includes Rex Stewart on cornet, Bud Freeman on tenor sax, Herb Hall on clarinet, and Cutty Cutshall on trombone. The sound's in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese King pressing. Includes insert. Cover has a small old sticker.)
A great set of tracks that represents some of Chris Connor's first recordings as a solo act – culled from earlier ep and 10" releases, and issued here on a full LP with a total of 14 tracks. Backing is by three groups – the Ellis Larkin Trio, Vinnie Burke's Quartet, and Sy Oliver's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – deep groove and heavy vinyl, with the more relaxed facial expression in the photo. Cover has a split bottom seam, a half-split top seam, and light wear, with some staining and marker on the back.)
Chris Connor —
Classic ... LP Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ...
A warmly romantic journey from the stellar Norman Connors – but a set that's also got a fair bit of spiritual jazz undercurrents too! Norman's at that perfect Starship point in his career – giving equal space to the vocals and instrumental passages on the record – at a level that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record – and a prime example of the strong Jewish/Latin crossover that was going on in the late 50s and early 60s. The record features the kind of crack cha cha sound that was bringing couples into the Palladium from Long Island, but it's also touched with occasional yiddish ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic – not just from Sam Cooke, but in the genre of "best of" records too! The set's overflowing with classic singles from the legendary soul singers – almost the perfect record to start with if you've ever wanted to sample Sam's genius – that amazing voice, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Collection of Sam Cooke's wonderful soul for RCA, compiled just after his untimely death. The set's divided into more uptempo numbers on the first side, and Sam's great ballads on the flip, all with his rich voice ringing clearly on top. Features "Shake", "Yeah Man", 'Win ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on track five. Cover has some wear, a split spine, and some splitting on the other seams, with some stains and a name in pen on the back.)
Released shortly after Sam's death, this is a beautiful batch of ballad tracks to remember how sweet his voice was. The production's a bit pop, but Sam's singing is as heavenly as ever. Titles include "When A Boy Falls In Love", "Try A Little Love", "Bridge Of Tears" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Four tracks from Sam Cooke – "Tenderness", "I'm Gonna Forget About You", "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More", and "Talkin Trash" – plus more by Paul Anka and Neil Sedaka. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Pre shock rock psychedelia from Alice Cooper – more of a Detroit reared answer to early Pink Floyd than it is a clue to the early metal horror show to come – and as such, it's actually a heck of a lot better than you might be expecting! Since most people never even heard Pretties For ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: VINYL IS VERY CLEAN, BUT HAS SOME HEAT DAMAGE THAT CAUSES THE FIRST TRACK ON BOTH SIDES TO SKIP. Straight records pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a piece of tape, a few stains and a bit of splitting.)
A key album in Chick Corea's shift from Latin jazz to arch-modern – recorded with Circle bandmates Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums, and done with a free sound that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time! Chick's out on this one – way out – in that free mode of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 60s recording from Chick Corea from the period where he was exploring free and modal playing, hinting at the feel of the Circle LPs we love so much that he participated in. Hubert Laws does a great job meeting the vibe of the tracks in an unexpected fashion, and Woody Shaw does a great job ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great straight set from Chick Corea – one that has him playing acoustic piano throughout, and reclaiming some of the bolder jazz territory he first forged in the 60s! The tracks are long and soaring – very soulful in their construction, and played in a dynamic way that's surprisingly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a small split on the opening.)
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
14 tracks, with beats by Buckwild, Large Pro, Alchemist, Hi Tek and others, includes "Verbal Graffiti", "Ain't Gone Change", "The Legacy", "The Come Up", "Souol Food", "Endangered Species" and "Therapy". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
A bit silly at times, but still pretty great! Bill Cosby teams up with old LA cronie Stu Gardner to do a set of tracks that are parodies of other big soul artists of the early 70s – and thanks to Stu's good work with the music, most of the tracks work a lot better than you'd expect! The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early funk album by Bill Cosby – with backing by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Bill was pals with Charles Wright and crew in the hip LA of the late 60s, and he was also responsible for bringing the group to Warner Brothers – so the fit here is quite a natural one. The record ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Vladimir Cosma —
Diva ... LP DRG, 1982. Near Mint- ...
When we were impressionable little arty tykes, this was one of our favorite soundtracks. It's got some beautiful Satie-esque tracks that feature solo piano by Vladimir Cosma, plus some weird Euro electronic stuff that has a nice cold feel to it. Also features a few tracks from the opera "La ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Costa hits a rock thing here, and his "concept" features his puffy orchestrations, a vocal chorus, and lots of easy versions of pop hits like "Soulful Strut", "Hey Jude", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" na d"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", plus a few ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some light wear, and some minor splitting on the seams.)
An overlooked album from pianist Eddie Costa – recorded in the late 50s for Dot Records! The set's a bit different than some of Costa's other material from the time – in that has Eddie playing with a much heavier touch on the left hand – inflecting the keys in a bluesier mode, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi and insert! Hard to find in any format, too.)
Long before Hunchback achieved broadway musical status, disco orchestrator Alec R Costandinos recorded this trashed-up soundtrack for Casablanca, part of their weak and short-lived attempt to break in on film work. Titles include "You Are Accused Before Us", "The Pope Of Fools" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best albums ever by Mr. Bongo! This one was recorded live at the Garden Of Allah, and it features Jack Costanzo leading up a tight little group of congas/bass/drums/piano, plus some nice tenor work by Jay Corre. Tracks include "Garden Of Allah Bongo", "La Cumparasa" ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing with deep groove.)
Original pressing of some Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo's hard LA Latin sides from the late 50's. Issued on the budget TOPS label, but a strong batch of tracks that shows the Latin percussionist at his best. The band is a tight little combo with percussion, piano, and trumpets – plus ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration due to age, some light wear, a partially split top seam, and small splits on the spine and bottom seam.)
Elvis's first self conscious foray into soul, Get Happy pretty much runs the gamut of soul pop styles of the decade and a half that preceded it – and ultimately comes off as one of the most affectionate albums of Costello's career, and one of the most stomping blue-eyed soul albums of the 80s. ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing, including the poster! Cover has ringwear.)
Elvis Costello —
Trust ... LP Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ...
Essential old school Elvis Costello from the peak years of the Attractions era! Trust is one of the earliest albums in which Costello started to shake the punkish roots off just a bit, adding a bit more of his sock soul influences into his patented power pop. Tracks include "Clubland", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a few creases, and a center split on the spine.)
Chicago blues, but plenty darn funky – recorded with a sharpness and tightness that shows a strong soul-based influence in the second-generation electric work of James Cotton's generation! The core group here features James on harmonica and vocals – backed by piano, guitar, bass, and ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album