One man psychedelic funk jams from Blue and his Bluefunks project – bass player for the ATL's hip hop funk band (who backed Outkast live) – doing his own thing here on HomeCookedTapeHissInfestedFunks! Blue's heavy bass groove leads the way, boundlessly straddling genres and making his ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
1988 ... CD Rhymesayers, 2005. Used ....
Blueprint's debut full length effort for Rhymesayers! The title of the album is not ironic – Blueprint produced this set with a warm reverence for the best late 80s hip hop stylings, from the funky drummer breaks, to the measured rhyme deliveries. He even throws in a beatbox tune. Still, ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The hypnotic Valley Tangents from Blues Control – essentially the duo of keyboardist and percussionist Lea Cho and guitarist, synth player and tape manipulator Russ Waterhouse! They roll from timeless art rock instrumentalism that's reminiscent of early 70s pioneers – to some tape ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blues Image —
Open ... LP Atco, 1970. Very Good ....
Driving stuff from Blues Image – the fairly short-lived, Latin-tinged 60s stoner rockers that are scarcely remembered but for the lone big hit "Ride Captain Ride", one of the finest rock singles of the era. That tune, with it's mellow mid tempo organ groove and big catchy chorus is ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone cooker from the Blues Project – a fantastic mix of blues, folk, and pretty darn hard rocking guitar – all recorded with a sense of freedom that really lets the group open up and do their thing! The album's overflowing with great original Al Kooper tunes – and the set's ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hamiet Bluiett —
Nali Kola ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1989. New Copy ....
A real standout session from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – a record that's heavy on Afro-centric influences, with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and a rare jazz combo appearance for the time by trumpeter Hugh Masekela! There's kind of an earthy loft jazz sort of feel to the date – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hamiet Bluiett —
Resolution ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1977. New Copy ....
Searingly soulful work from Hamiet Bluiett – easily one of his greatest sessions of the late 70s, and a record that has a sense of focus that's sometimes missing from his other work! The group on the set includes Don Pullen, Fred Hopkins, Billy Hart, and Don Moye – coming together with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two Memphis legends work together here with the Bo-Keys – vocalists Percy and Spencer Wiggins, who do a wonderful duet presentation of the classic "Dark End Of The Street"! The two vocalists make for a fresh approach to the familiar tune – and the flipside features the great ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A cool duo with a very spare, spacey sort of sound – almost a warmer, more lyrical version of Suicide for the 21st Century! Boardwalk are the duo of Mike Edge and Amber Quinto – with Mike handling guitar, keyboards, piano, bass, and drums – but often abstracted or processed in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure single taking off from a groove borrowed loosely off Zapp's "More Bounce To The Ounce" and adding a sort of quasi-rap vocal over top, that sounds more like George Clinton type vocalese than any sort of hip hop. ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
An excellent set from Willie – recorded in the years before he moved to Verve, with a very different sound! The Willie Bobo here is less of the pop instrumentalist on some of his later sides – and is more of a hard-hitting Latin leader with a heck of a lot of soul. There's an early ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy groovy Latin soul from Willie, with the requisite mix of originals and pop/soul covers that you'd find on the best of his Verve albums. There's a nice instrumental version of "It's Not Unusual", plus other groovers like "Spanish Grease", "Blues In the Closet", ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unique chapter in the career of percussionist Willie Bobo – a rare one-off album for Blue Note – done with a sweet Cali vibe all the way through! Bobo plays his usual percussion, but also sings a bit too – in this charming style that's never too overdone – a deeply ... (Latin) read moreCD
Incredible work by Willie Bobo – a slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums! The record's a killer all the way through – a mixture of Latin and deep 70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that indicates roots in much hipper ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great late 80s comeback for Angela Bofill – and the kind of record that shows that she was still head and shoulders above most of her contemporaries! There's a richness here that most of Angie's contemporaries couldn't muster at the time – a style that stretches back to her deeper ... (Soul) read moreCD
Wicked uptempo funky instrumentals from the great Hamilton Bohannon! The record captures him at a perfect point – when he was taking advantage of the changing dancefloor scene to open up his groove a bit, but before he got lost in some of the triple-time tempos that ruined later albums. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Buddy Bohn —
Places ... LP Happy Tiger, Early 70s. Very Good+ ....
One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful record from the great pianist/composer Francy Boland – and quite different than his work with the Clarke-Boland big band! The album features Boland as the lead soloist in front of some larger orchestrations – juxtaposing his complex piano work with banks of woodwinds and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stefano Bollini & Hamilton De Holanda —
O Que Sera ... CD ECM (Germany), 2013. New Copy ....
Beautiful sounds from the duo of Stefano Bollani on piano and Hamilton De Holanda on bandolim – a set thats heavy on styles borrowed from the Brazilian tradition, but which also features some other elements as well – all wrapped up in a blend thats warmly lyrical one moment, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A nice remix EP of a standout cut from Bollywood funk, soul and disco lovin' Aussie combo Bombay Royal! The original version of "Phone Baje Na" is a bass heavy, nicely percussion tune that blends vintage Bollywood soundtrack styled grooves with hypnotic female and male harmony vocals ... (Deep Funk) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Bombers ... CD West End/Unidisc (Canada), 1978. Used ....
One of the more guitar-driven groups on the Salsoul label at the end of the 70s – an outfit with a really great approach to cutting longer dancefloor grooves! Tracks on the album have a nice tight feel that's echoed strongly by the guitar and keyboard work on the tracks – not as spacey ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nice, early old school disco rap single with live musicians playing a very roller skating style groove for Bon Rock and MC Shaquana (who sounds a little like Sha-Rock of the Funky 4 +1) to rhyme over. ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great little album from Bonfa – always one of the more corruptible bossa players, working here in a groovy set of pop arrangements by Deodato with a lively American twist! Some tunes are fast-driving bossa numbers with good jazz accompaniment, others have backing vocals in a ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger ... (Brazil) read moreCD
An amazing early album from Brazilian guitar virtuoso Luiz Bonfa – originally recorded by the audiophile Cook Laboratories on a Nagra recorder – in a spare, stripped-down, "in the field" sort of style! There's an intimacy here that's missing from some of Bonfa's studio ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A totally wonderful soundtrack from the great Fred Bongusto – every bit as groovy as you'd guess from the image on the cover! The music is a hip blend of jazz and other 60s mod styles – including some especially wonderful tunes with wordless vocals from I Cantori Moderni – who ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Sonny without Cher – and sounding pretty darn amazing! The album's a really unique solo effort from the man on the LA scene – and as you might guess from the title, one that's a lot more cerebral than the jangly pop he was better known for at the time – almost psychedelic at ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Days To Come ... LP Ninja Tune (Canada), 2006. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)....
A melodic, lightly bumping batch of lively grooves from Bonobo – a seamless weaves of beats and live instrumentation that creates a great mood and defies easy categorization! The beats are generally at the forefront of the songs, and we're glad to say that Days To Come is really about the ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mod little number – supposedly recorded for an Italian Spiderman film in the 60s, and done in a weird mix of garage rock and groove! The cut has these stomping guitars in the lead, followed by lyrics that basically repeat the title in a catchy way – and in the middle, the whole thing ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodic psych fuzz grooves from Boogarins – hailing from Goiania, Brazil The group is primarily the duo of Fernando Ameida and Benke Ferraz – who are still in their late teens on this record, but they're clearly old souls – as they carry the spirit of the past 40 years of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Tracks include "Blackman In Effect", "Ya Know The Rules", "Beef", "House Niggas", "100 Guns", "Ya Strugglin", "Breath Control II", "Edutainment", "The Homeless", "Original Lyrics", "The ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic Scott La Rock tribute album – with BDP classics and remixes – originally issued as a 2LP set that was put together following the South Bronx-repping hip hop pioneer's shooting death. Alternate versions, remixes and BDP medley's from their most classic late 80s period. 15 ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The classic Scott La Rock tribute album – with BDP classics and remixes – originally issued as a 2LP set that was put together following the South Bronx-repping hip hop pioneer's shooting death. Alternate versions, remixes and BDP medley's from their most classic late 80s period. 15 ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second LP from the Boogie Monsters, with the same chill vibe as their first. 16 tracks in all, including "Beginning Of The End", "Say Word" featuring Bahamadia, "God Sound", "And Then What?", "Mark Of The Beast II (R.S.V.)", "Hot Water In The ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 2 X 12" EP of contempary house from Chicago's Boogie Nite! "Make Me Hot" is a sultry club gem with a nice mix of programmed beats and more organic sounding percussion – and "Feel Me" and "Take You Higher" are just as sweet! Also includes "Make Me ... (New Grooves) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A surprisingly great album by Booker T – recorded after his Memphis years with The MGs, and his duets with Priscilla – and done in a sweetly mellow style that has Booker emerging as a whole new style of songwriter! As with all the post-MG albums, Booker sings lead vocals on all tracks ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The legendary Booker T – sounding funkier and more soulful than we've heard in years – and really stepping out here in a rich new format! The set has Book soaring over the top on Hammond throughout – working on grooves that are co-crafted with the Avila Brothers, who include ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever from Booker T & The MGs – and very different than their early work! The record has Book & Co taking off with a stretched-out jazzy sound – carving expanded grooves that are filled with sweet organ solos, choppy guitar riffs, and some incredibly ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime sounds from Booker T & The MGs – the group's first five albums, laid out in one totally package! The progression in Memphis soul here is wonderful – as the package starts with the initial Green Onions set – a record that grew out of a famous jam from Book and the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Undergound hip hop from Detroit, with mellow production that uses some nice syth lines floating behind the tracks (that, in a good way, show a little influence from Detroit techno.) Production and rhymes on "Corporate World" almost have feel similar to an early Mobb Deep track. "F*c ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A long-overdue debut from Onita Boone – a singer who's worked in the background with many others, but who finally gets her time in the limelight! Onita's got a great way with a lyric – and most of the tunes on the set feature original words by the lady herself – deep and mature, ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Tracks include ""Who Got Da Props", "How Many Emcees", & "I Got Cha Opin (rmx)" by Black Moon, "Sound Bwoy Bureill" & "Bucktown", by Smif-N-Wessen, "Lefleaur Leflah Eshkoshka" by Fab 5, "No Fear" & "Bounce ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Damn! It's about time the Boot Camp Cliked a new one for us. Nothing but bass pounding, stinky beats all the way from the extended collective. Tracks include "And So", "Let's Get Down 2 Bizness", "Let's Roll", "Welcome To Bucktown USA", "Daddy ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Buckshot Shorty w/the Cocoa Brovaz, Heltah Skeltah & the Originoo Gun Clappaz. 9 edited tracks total including "Down By Law", "Watch Your Step", "Illa Noyz", "Blackout", "Rugged Terrain" and "Go For Yours". ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully edgey album – and a lost classic of South American jazz! The album's a rare 1966 set cut by Argentinian tenorist Chivo Borraro and his quartet – done in a style that uses some fantastic influences from American modal and soul jazz of the 60s, filtered through some of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best 80s albums from this always-solid Brazilian artist! Joao's not only in fine form vocally, but he has some top-shelf help from Adair Blanc, who co-wrote most of the songs with Joao, and from Cesar Camargo Mariano, who produced and arranged the whole album. Mariano's talent is the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that' ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really wonderful set of grooves – much richer, jazzier, and more soulful than we would have expected – and a great full length introduction to the work of Bosq! Bosq's a name that's been brimming around on singles recently – but on this full album, he really opens up with a ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A bouncy groover with a club feel at the bottom – but a cut that comes across with plenty of raw instrumental soul as well! Things begin with a throbbing bassline just right for a dancefloor raised on house and disco – but the track's also got some smoking tenor in the middle, and some ... (New Grooves) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Afro Funk, but served up here with plenty of New York club on the main mix – a bouncy little groove that really crosses borders, yet still leaves most of the best instrumental solos intact! There's a great tenor bit that resonates strongly in the middle – and which comes out even more ... (New Grooves) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good- Gatefold ....
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Well, it's not really bossa nova . . . it's more kind of Latiny backgrounds with a percussive and guitar sound, over which Earl Bostic solos in his beautifully raw style. Who cares about the true bossa-ness, though? We always love Bostic, and his alto sound is impeccable. Titles include "Cha ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album