This one was recorded in 1968, issued briefly on a small label, and then finally pressed for the larger masses during the early 70s by the Cobblestone label. Despite this checkered history, though, the album's one of Green's best small group recordings – and features a classic jazz organ ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic mid 60s album from Grant Green – but one that never got its due originally, because it was unreleased at the time – and didn't come out until a Japanese version in the late 70s! Despite that oddly long gap, Matador is truly one Grant's best ever records – a really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grant Green —
Solid ... LP Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)...
An excellent set by Grant Green – recorded in 1964, but not issued until close to 1980, when Blue Note first pulled it out of the vaults, and dropped it on the world! The session's a great one – with an unusual lineup that features Green's guitar in a sextet, with McCoy Tyner on piano, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Damn great work from the Greyboy Allstars – a record that's deeper, hipper, and more rewarding than we ever remember from the group – a rich blend of jazz and funk, without any tricks or gimmicks at all! The playing of the members has really deepened a lot since the last album – ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous bit of 70s soul jazz – a rare post-Strata East session by trombonist Dick Griffin, recorded with a super hip group and a very righteous sound! The album grooves with a great mix of modal and electric styles – strong solos out front, and some incredibly wonderful rhythms ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, where Griff had practically taken up residence in the late 60s! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only full album we've ever seen from Groundhog, the enigmatic singer and guitarist who cut a few singles for Curtom in later years – and who also had a history playing earlier with bigger name acts! The album's quite unusual for the Turbo label, in that it's got a sound that's a lot more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The original album release of Vince Guaraldi's wonderful music for the first-ever cartoon to feature the Peanuts characters in animated form – a sublime batch of jazz instrumentals that forever changed the face of music in shows of this nature! Vince steps out with an amazing sound right ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – limited, on orange vinyl, with the 12 lithographs that were in the original vinyl release!)
Funky soul from Virginia's great Lenis Guess – best known as the leader of the Raw Soul combo, but also a hell of a singer on his own – as well as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and label owner too! This massive package showcases all of Guess' mighty talents – and brings ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two important noisemakers at work together in a blistering set of long improvisation – and a record that may well lean more towards the Thurston Moore side of the spectrum than the usual sounds we hear from Mats Gustafsson! The players have worked together before, but this time around there's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer bit of Latin Soul – one of the few albums ever recorded by conga player George Guzman, working here with a very cool, very hip, late 60s ensemble! The group sport 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and some very strong percussion – plus vocals in both English and Spanish, which makes ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The legendary debut of Hackamore Brick – a really unique little group who only gave the world this one little record, then disappeared for decades! Although issued on the mostly-pop Kama Sutra imprint, the album's got this earnest, honest quality that's really refreshing for the time – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Three very early albums from Jad Fair and crew – packaged together in one limited edition box! The set features Loud from 1981, Our Solar System from 1984, and Sing No Evil from 1985 – all records that show the Half Japanese ethos at its purest, with original artwork as well! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Scott Hamilton seems a bit too young to actually remember a time when Billie Holiday walked this planet, but his music here definitely echoes a classic era of jazz – with a rich tenor sound that's always been steeped in plenty of influence from Lester Young and Ben Webster! The album's got a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible session from the legendary Tribe Records scene – an equal effort from leader Doug Hammond and keyboardist David Durrah, who contributes some groundbreaking Fender Rhodes and moog work to the set! Hammond handles drums plus a bit of vocals and synthesizer on the session – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Lionel Hampton – a badass batch of 70s funk tunes, recorded with arrangements from the Chicago powerhouse team at Brunswick Records! Lionel's vibes are mixed with tight drums, sweet bass, and some very soulful arrangements that make even the mellower ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic jazz vibes of Lionel Hampton meets the soulful arrangements of the Chicago Brunswick studios – and the result is a great batch of funky instrumentals that have a similar sound to some of the classic Cadet albums from the same time. Willie Henderson and Tom Tom Washington did the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant album – and real turning point for Herbie Hancock! After first coming onto the scene as the soul jazz hero between Blue Note funky classics like "Watermelon Man" or "Blind Man, Blind Man" – Herbie emerges here as a concerned modernist with a strand of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing little record – not only a fab 60s soundtrack, but a rare non-Blue Note 60s album by Herbie Hancock! The set was recorded for the film Blow Up – an incredibly dark thriller by Michaelangelo Antonioni, set in swinging London of the 60s, which provided a very groovy backdrop ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A contemporary set with a folksy twist – but one that really fits the older style of the mostly-reissue music we usually hear on the Golden Pavillion label! The vocals are especially great – with this sort of ancient rasp that almost takes us back to early Palace Brothers material ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 500 copies, old school tip on jacket.)
Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo —
Seize The Day ... LP Ill Adrenaline, 2013. New Copy 2 LPs ...
The first full on solo showcase for Gangstarr Foundation rhymer Hannibal Stax – backed by east coast production veteran Marco Polo! Includes "Head Nod", "BKLYN", "Seize The Day", "Real Good", "Warrior Drums" with Torae, "H!!!", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous spacey sounds from Don Harper – one of the composers of the legendary KPM set Electrosonic, stepping out here in an equally eerie selection of 60s analogue sounds! The set begins with a warm take on the early "Dr Who Theme" – but then quickly moves into really ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Much-needed material from saxophonist Joe Harriott – a hell of a player, and one whose few dates as a leader are always worth tracking down! This set was originally recorded by the BBC in 1962 – and only gets its first issue now – a beautiful batch of tunes that really show ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quinn Harris & The Masterminds —
All In The Soul ... LP Reynolds/Undercover Brother, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
An obscure west coast soul set from Quinn Harris – a well-titled "mastermind" with a great ear for a gritty groove! The set's got a really unique sort of feel – not just straight funk, but not straight soul either – kind of a hip blend of modes that often includes some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – issued here for the first time ever, and material that's every bit as great as his famous Fontana Records sides from the 60s! These tracks are well-recorded gems from the BBC archives – material recorded by Hayes for a special program, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not a new groove, but a great one – the sound of Tubby Hayes in the late 50s – a time when his tenor skills were easily at the top of the UK scene – if not the entire global jazz scene as well! The album's a quartet date that really lets Tubby open up – recorded in the same ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a great little soul session – by a singer we never heard from again! Doug Haynes hailed from the New York scene of the early 70s, and managed to cut this one album for Brunswick before dropping out of sight – an excellent little record that mixes together southern soul vocals ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roy Haynes With Booker Ervin —
Cracklin' ... LP Prestige, 1963. New Copy (reissue)...
A monster! This is a stellar session that has Booker Ervin's tenor fronting a tight group led by drummer Roy Haynes – all with an amazing sense of rhythm that's made the album a standout for years! Ervin is playing in his best modernist vein, and the rhythm section features the excellent ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roy Haynes/Phineas Newborn/Paul Chambers —
We Three ... LP New Jazz/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)...
A key outing from drummer Roy Haynes – a classic trio session that has a lot more energy than the usual set from the time – thanks to equal participation from Paul Chambers on bass and Phineas Newborn on piano! The unified approach hinted at in the title certainly comes through in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you think Turkish psychedelia is only a thing of the past, then guess again – because these guys really bring back the classic sound of Arabesk rock – complete with all its best fuzzy touches! The music is fast and free – driven by heavy drums, and cut through by lots of ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard- ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from the SF scene of the 70s – previously unreleased work that really opens up a whole new chapter of jazz on the west coast! The HE3 Project is the brainchild of keyboardist Herman Ebertizsch – who plays lots of Fender Rhodes and moog on this sweet little record – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited heavy vinyl pressing – beautiful cover stock, too!)
Heavy rock from a group who definitely live up to their name! The Heads work in a messed-up mix of late 60s rock styles – all pretty straightforward, but with elements of soul bubbling underneath a heady brew of psychedelic guitars and darker production. The set was put together by George ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Larry Heard —
Alien ... LP Alleviated (UK), 1996. New Copy ...
The further evolution of Larry Heard – and a set that takes him way past his roots in Chicago house, into a realm of spacey electronics and future jazz musings! The album's a lot more spare and gentle than some of Heard's earlier grooves – done with a sensitivity that's really great, ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual bit of female folk from mid 70s California – not really country, but far from the sound of the LA scene too – a distinction that's probably made even stronger by the small studio recording of the record in San Jose! Kathy Heideman sings straight at some times, but has these ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early soundtrack from Gerhard Heinz – an artist we know more for his sexy scores of the 70s, but who steps out here in a cool blend of jazzy styles! The sound's right up there with some of the best early 60s Italian work – rooted in jazz, but quickly taking off into a range of ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw, rumbling outsider psych from Stephen David Heitkotter – a wild and raucous stream of rambling genius from the early 70s! There's a loose, bluesy approach at the core – with long songs and a disquieting, yet engrossing mood that makes the set one of the most compelling lost rock ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the deepest, darkest sounds we've ever heard from The Heliocentrics – and that's saying a lot, given the freak and fuzz of these guys' other work! The music has an especially echoey feel – one that comes through in the use of analogue electronics that makes some passages feel ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic session of 60s "new thing" jazz – and one of our favorite early records by Joe Henderson! The album features some incredibly hard playing from Joe – with a very dark edge to his solos that's nicely offset by McCoy Tyner's lyrical piano, and the supple rhythms of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary live performance from Jimi Hendrix – issued here as a full album for the first time ever, with a whole host of tracks that have never seen the light of day! The record's a searing set all the way through – Jimi burning away in the hot Florida sun of 1968, with long guitar ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pierre Henry —
Malefices ... LP Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)...
A rare 60s soundtrack from electronic genius Pierre Henry – and a record that features some of his spookiest sounds of the decade! Side one is full of music used in the film – and much of it is very spare, with lots of low-end electronic textures – especially some of those sighs ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Hess's chillingly great soundtrack to one of the most notorious horror movies of the 70s – Wes Craven's Last House On The Left! Hess's musical pedigree is that of a folk and rock songwriter – and one of the things that makes his songs for Last House On The Left so effective is ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most artful records ever from this really unique 70s jazz combo – from the music, right down to the cover art – which was hand-painted on each record in the original pressing! The style of the music here is completely sublime – a mix of vibes and wordless female vocals ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliantly soulful set from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – an early 70s group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual! Hewitt's group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty remarkable set of spacey soul songcraft from Hiatus Kaiyote – a Melbourne group that blends moody, laidback live soul instrumentation with bubbling futuristic elements in a surprisingly seamless way – elevated even higher by strong songwriting and the soulful vocals of Nai Palm! ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare rock from the Japanese scene of the postwar years – but sounds that definitely have a universal appeal overall! Masaaki Hirao is way more than just a novelty remake of American rockers of the time – as he's got a sharp-edged sound that easily rivals the best we had to offer here ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual project – and one of the most compelling meetings of jazz and spoken word we've ever seen! The set features instrumental tracks penned by Danish vibes player Louis Hjulmand – each based around a different poem which is presented before the music – which is played ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies – in a special sleeve, with very faithful cover reproduction too!)
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing little record – easily one of the coolest albums ever on the legendary Ovation label – and a set that has the small imprint almost hitting the heights of their Chicago neighbor Cadet Records! The core sounds here are from the folksy duo of Chuck Hollins and Dave Starr – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Indefatigable MC Homeboy Sandman teams up with producer Paul White for a sharp 7-track EP on Stones Throw! We've admired everything we've hear by Homeboy to date, which is remarkable, considering that the man doesn't stop working or releasing – but this is particularly sharp stuff. Paul ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet LP pressing – comes in a heavy jacket with a poster too!)
John Lee Hooker —
Burnin' ... LP Vee Jay, 1962. New Copy (reissue)...
Plenty of Burnin from John Lee Hooker, and about as classic as you can get for his Vee Jay years – especially considering that the album starts out with Hooker's killer cut "Boom Boom" – a number that may well have set fire to a whole generation of British and American rockers! ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great vintage recordings from Lightning Hopkins – initially recorded by producer Bob Shad on his trips to the south in the early 50s, then later issued on Shad's label Mainstream in the 60s! The style here captures Hopkins at his best – very spare and lowdown, with gritty guitar ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most spiritual sessions we've ever heard from Noah Howard – a real gem from his 70s years on the European scene – and a record that takes all his previous avant explorations and gives them even more focus than before! The group's got a great way of building up a cosmic sense ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing high quality pressing – limited to 300 copies!)
A beautiful early 70s debut LP from a then 20-year-old, Halifax reared Catherine Howe – produced and arranged by US jazz pianist Bobby Scott in a mode that manages to feel lush and opulent while never belying Catherine's warmth, intimacy and maturity – and quite possibly the best ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very evocative sounds from Peter Howell – a musician with his roots in trippier folk work, recording here in a special sound library set for the BBC! Side one features the extended "Through A Glass Darkly" – billed as "a lyrical adventure", but all instrumental ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare Memphis soul from David Hudson – work recorded at the Royal Studios with producer Willie Mitchell – issued here for the first time ever! The material is great, and really augments David's too-small catalog of recorded works – with a style that's kind of a modern evolution of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare side from Keith Hudson, teaming up with Bullwackie Barnes for a mighty set – two of our favorite producers in one place – and one that's been painfully hard to come by for some time. Issued originally on the Joint International imprint in the early 80s, we can't remember the ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terry Huff & Special Delivery —
Lonely One ... LP Mainstream, 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
A heartbreaking classic from Terry Huff and his Special Delivery group – a hip 70s harmony soul ensemble who deliver some wonderful backup on the set! The record's a stone east coast classic from way back – arranged and conducted by Al Johnson, with a vibe that's a slightly more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stellar work by Jimmy Hughes – one of those southern soul talents whose name you've heard, but can't always find on record! Jimmy's best known for his classic Muscle Shoals tune "Steal Away" – and that great number, plus many other similar ones, are presented on this obscure ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tightly grooving folk rock from Hunt & Turner – far less hippy dippy than so many groups of the ilk, and focusing an really tight, guitar & melody driven sound! The instrumentation really pulls you into the vibe, not to take away from the appeal of the vocal performances, but they ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
James Hunter at the Daptone Studios – working here with Bosco Mann production, and a sound that's much rawer than before! James has always had one hell of a voice, but this time around he also gets a bit more bite in his music too – a funky undercurrent that's more late 60s soul than ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Dialogue ... LP Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)...
One of Bobby Hutcherson's most important albums ever – and an essential piece of "new thing" jazz that ranks up there with such key Blue note sessions of the genre as Tony Williams' album Life Time, Dolphy's Out To Lunch, and Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond! Hutcherson's sound on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Leroy Hutson —
Hutson II ... LP Curtom, 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite soul albums ever – a complete masterpiece from the mighty Leroy Hutson, easily one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s! The album's got a warmth that's amazing, yet also still manages to groove all the way through – hitting a subtle, almost mellow vibe that's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Leroy Hutson —
Man! ... LP Curtom, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A killer early album by the great Leroy Hutson! Hutson had originally been a later member of The Impressions – replacing Curtis Mayfield briefly after he'd gone solo – but he also had spent a fair bit of time noodling around the Chicago soul studio scene of the late 60s and early 70s. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The uber-classic Observer Book Of I-Roy – the masterful collection of mid 70s material, which collected, add up to some of the very finest recordings that great Jamaican deejay I-Roy recorded with writer, arranger, producer Niney The Observer! The album is essential a top notch round-up of ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hard-nosed, funky masterpiece from Ice Cube – who hooks up with Bomb Squad for the incredible production! When Ice Cube left NWA he took a lot of the more sobering lyrical aspects of that landmark crew with him, and with the addition of the Bomb Squad's cut & paste rhythms and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ice T at his best – long before his years on TV, or his stumbling on cliches – at a point when he was maybe the first fresh hip hop voice to come from the west coast scene! Tracks include the classics "Power", "6 In The Mornin", "Make It Funky", "I'm ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fierce set of Icelandic hard rock from the early 70s – a heavy power trio, and one with a sound that's as dark as you'd guess from the image on the cover! These guys work at a level that's nicely free from any posturing or cliche – and instead really focus on some tight (and at times ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the meddling of the producers is nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's still such a manic energy to the original release mix – one that clearly ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Il Balletto Di Bronzo —
Sirio 2222 ... LP RCA/Lion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
A really stunning set from Il Balletto Di Bronzo – a group who clearly have the instrumental chops to take off in a proggish way, but really keep things interesting here by staying in a grittier, more straightforward groove! The power of the drums and guitars is wonderful – almost funk ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Impellers get some heavy help from Clair Witcher – whose vocals come to the forefront on just about every number on the set, and bring a nice deep soul quality to the record! Clair's got a style that's a bit different than other female funk divas in recent years – phrasing that's ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hot Pepper ... LP Philips/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky funky Thailand – just about the only 70s funk group we've ever seen from that part of the globe, and a great one at that! The Impossibles work in a tightly-crafted ensemble funk style that's clearly influenced by Kool & The Gang – but which also has the group hitting some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary pressing – with great tip-on cover!)
A madly trippy soundtrack, played by a pre-Can lineup that includes Irmin Schmidt on vocals and guitar, Holger Czukay on bass, and Jacki Liebezeit on drums! The tunes here are hardly what you might expect from a conventional 60s film score – and really rock out with the same sort of quality ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing, with bonus insert too, please note that there is a small score across the back of the LP sleeve – nothing major.)
A genius bit of work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – a mightily righteous effort that more than lives up to its heady title and cover! After turning out 2 great albums on his own indie Nodlew label, Weldon really steps into greatness with this set – using the bigger budget of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful avant pop from Japan! We'd have a tough time classifying Imitation Of Life, so we'll go with Drag City's "progressive sci fi pop" description – and just add excellent to that! Eiko has a lovely singing voice and plays a lot of the instruments herself – piano, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from the Isleys – the album that kicked off their successful T-Neck label, and established that mighty Isleys sound that would have such a huge influence in the 70s! The title cut of the set – "It's Your Thing" – is a well-known classic that really sets ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Top shelf Dilla beats from the archives – and a strong debut full length from Ruff Draft Records! Posthumous releases by favorite departed artists can be a dicey proposition – and much to our relief, Rebirth Of Detroit delivers – with both high quality beats and positive mojo! ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazzy hip hop producer/rhymer and longtime under-appreciated uber-talent J Rawls delivers what's billed as his final album as a solo emcee – and to underline the point, it's called The Legacy – focusing squarely on rhymes and lyrics and letting top notch producers handle the beats! It's ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real landmark from soul singer Chuck Jackson – part of a unique wave of male vocalists who really took the music to new heights in the 60s! Jackson's got this way of balancing heartbreaking emotion with masculine control – summed up perfectly in the album's title track, then carried ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible mid 60s soul from Chuck Jackson – tearing it up live at The Apollo Theater! It's great set that has Jackson opening up with a range of more grooves than usual – picking up some jazzy touches on a few songs, moving into Motown on a few others, and returning to his original ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What the what?!? Soul sides so great they'll blow your mind – even though none of them have ever been issued before! George Jackson is one of the great lost talents of southern soul – an artist who often stayed in the background, lending his talents to others in the studio, or as a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the best work we've heard from Michael Jackson in years – even though the set brings together lost recordings from the many years of Michael's career! The range of sounds here is really wonderful, and the performances are surprisingly great – moments that somehow never found ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Far-reaching, unpredictable electronic grooves from Parisian dancefloor soundscape expander Jackson Fourgeaud! This is just his second full length for Warp in about 8 years – and he remains creatively restless and broadly appealing – with lots of intriguing twists and turns. Big beats ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark record – not only for Bob James, but a seminal release for CTI and the Fender Rhodes as well! This is the album where all the magic starts – the first of many extremely successful albums that Bob recorded during the 70s under his own name, and almost the birthplace of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bob James —
Two ... LP CTI, 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare early work from Etta James – material cut during the late 50s for the west coast Modern Records label, most of it a lot harder-hitting than Etta's more famous music for Chess in the 60s! Given the raw power of Etta James at Chess, that's saying a heck of a lot – and you'll ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album