Frank DeVol did the orchestral score for this groovy 60s film about racial tensions at the dinner table – and the music is very much in keeping with some of his more famous work from the time. Lots of light flourishes, and the occasional "stock" groovy moment. The score features a ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has WGN library letters.)
OK, a few of the tracks go for the crossover market, but on these two pieces of vinyl, there's at least one solid LP of Diamond D material. Standout cuts include "5 Fingas of Death" with DITC (Fat Joe, Big L, Lord Finesse), "This One" with Busta Rhymes, "No Wondah (The ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gregg Diamond takes his Bionic Boogie sound to a different level – soaring to the skies with a leaner disco groove than before – almost hinting at the coming 80s groove in the process! The rhythms are nice and tight, and often augmented by keyboards that sweeten things up – never ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gregg Diamond's fortunate enough to have some help again from Luther Vandross here – whose lead vocals on the cuts "Crazy Lady Luck" and "Lay It On The Line" make them sparkle with a lot more soul than they might otherwise! The rest of the album's pretty decent, too ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cut corner, and a spot of tape over the opening.)
Neil Diamond —
Shilo ... LP Bang, 1970. Very Good+ ....
An incredible record – even if it was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun, cutting tight but obscure soulful sides. In 1972, though, he exploded with the track "Soul Makossa" – a choppy hard-riffing number that ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album from Dion DiMucci – light years ahead of his early 60s rock and roll hits! You're Not Alone adds in a bit more extra instrumentation, and the whole set shows Dion to be one of the most promising singer/songwriters of the early 70s. Titles include "The Stuff I ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing. Cover has light wear, some minor seam splitting, and a small cutout grommet.)
Nice bit of late 70's funk, with a sound that's definitely heavier than disco, and a hard groove that works very well on the dancefloor. The album includes a nice long version of their classic "Everybody Here Must Party", plus a few other long tracks like "Boogie Man", "Not ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It sure didn't take disco long to get kitschy – as you'll hear in this campy retro project put together by Bob Crewe! Includes the hit "I Wanna Dance Wit Choo (Doo Dat Dance)", plus "Love Is A Killer", "Boogie Flap", "Outrageous", and "Jam ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Design & Others —
Jet Lag ... LP Look, 2008. Near Mint- 2LP ....
Stones Throw graduate DJ Design assembles a strong roster of MCs for Jeg Lag – including Oh No, Dudley Perkins, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and Foreign Legion – a nice record on Design's own Look Records! A pretty eclectic bed of beats all the way, and timeless, solid hip hip served ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Honda —
HII ... LP Relativity, 1998. Very Good+ 2LP ....
13 tracks (plus 5 interludes) on 2 LPs produced by DJ Honda with vocals by Mos Def, De La Soul, Black Attack, KRS, Beatnuts, Al Tarik, Problems, No ID, and Syndicate, with tighter production than his first US LP. The best cut here is "Travellin Man" by Mos Def. It has a sprawling, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a few spots of sticker residue, and some light wear.)
Primo brings together the best of the undergroud class of '97, then mixes it mix tape style. Includes Shades of Brooklyn "Change", Street Smartz "Metal Thangs", Ak Skills "Check the Flavor", Finsta-Bundy "Feel the High Pt 2", J-Live "Braggin Writes" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Poppa Lou in a straight soul jazz format, recorded in the mid 60's, between his two stints for Blue Note. He's playing here with his solid combo that includes Herman Foster on piano, and they're backed up by Ray Baretto on conga, for a nice rolling groove. Tracks include "Soul Gumbo", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post-Blue Note, and not nearly as funky as Lou's earlier work. Lou hits more of an R&B sax groove, and the production's pretty slick overall. The record's not terrible, and it has some appeal in kind of a 70s easy soul sax kind of way – but there's not the breaks and grooves you'd ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo sticker, tape on the spine and top seam, and a bit of pen on back.)
An unusual session from the heart of Lou Donaldson's return to Blue Note in the late 60s – a mellower date that stands in strong contrast to his funkier albums of the time! As you might guess from the title, there's a lusher feel going on here – one that has Lou's alto sax augmented by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky genius from Lou Donaldson – one of his first funky albums for Blue Note, and a real killer all the way through! The album has a great young group working with Lou – players that include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammed) on drums, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky funky Lou Donaldson – and one of the first albums to feature the tight drum work of Idris Muhammad behind Lou's horn – so early, in fact, that Muhammad's listed here on the label as Leo Morris, which was his original name! The group also features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Jimmy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, and a split bottom seam.)
Easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare US issue of this amazing album by the legendary French vocal group Les Double Six. The group included a core of the early Swingle Singers, and featured members Ward Swingle and Christine Legrand, two of France's best jazz vocalists at the time. On this LP, the group runs through a tightly ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear, some light stains, a small split on the bottom seam, some pen, and some small bits stuck-on paper at the bottom.)
Nice debut LP on the Big Beat label loaded down with early 90s east coast boom bap – Self produced for the most part by Sugar Ray and BK with a sound similar to the early DITC projects, and couple of head nodding cuts by T Ray too. 13 cuts in all, including "Not Gonna Be Able To Do ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
Doug E Fresh —
Play ... LP Gee Street, 1995. Sealed ....
His second album with "Keep Risin' To The Top", "On The Strength", "Cut That Zero", "Guess? Who?", "Everybody Got 2 Get Some", "DEF=Doug E Fresh", "I'm Getting' Ready", "Ev'ry Body Loves A Star" and more. ... (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Vinyl has a click or two.)
The great Dr John at his freaky deaky best – working here in a mindblowing mix of New Orleans roots and late 60s psych – all served up in some heady studio space and instrumental touches! The sound's unlike anything that ever went before – and is way better here than on some of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Alligator. Cover has light wear.)
A killer collection of work by The Dramatics – featuring their greatest tracks from the early Stax years – seminal work that helped redefine the group soul sound of the 70s! There's a great blend of southern and east coast harmony modes here – and the package is filled with the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early work from The Dramatics – an amazing blend of sweet soul harmony vocals, Memphis soul production, and some other-worldly songwriting that far surpasses later work of the group. This album's one of the band's most righteous, with a mixture of Curtom-type message cuts and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm and soulful jazz from trumpeter Leslie Drayton – an excellent player from the 80s indie scene, and an artist who could make a record like this smooth without sounding slick! The set's got a compressed, professional feel – kind of like a more R&B-styled take on soul jazz, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album by The Drifters – different than most of their other work for Atlantic, but still quite nice! The bulk of the album features the group running through jazzy versions of pop tunes – like "Quando Quando Quando", "More", "The Good Life", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, a cutout hole, some stains on the back, and a small rip in one corner of the back paste-on.)
A wonderful album from George Duke – and one of our favorite records from his legendary years at Columbia! George Duke's always had plenty of Brazilian elements in his music – but this album really brings them all together – offering up a perfect blend of Duke's keyboards and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky concept album from George Duke – and one that's filled with some mighty nice grooves! Guardians Of The Light is a full-on "musical fantasy" – with the story line laid out in the liner notes, yet still a bit difficult to follow – but we can't fault him for that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solid 80s modern soul from the team of Dunn Pearson and Bruce Gray – two session players and songwriters, with experience on a lot of other records – brilliantly breaking out on their own as a lead act! Official Business has a great modern soul approach – a bit similar to ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, a large name in marker, and some pen.)
Duo Fenix (Claudio Dauelsberg/Delia Fischer) —
Karai Ete ... LP In & Out (Germany), 1992. Very Good+ ....
Ronnie Dyson's first album, and a pretty enigmatic batch of soul tracks that really crosses a lot of boundaries. Ronnie sang Aquarius in the Hair musical – and he scores big here with the title cut, which was lifted from the rock musical Salvation. The basic production style is uptown soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ronnie Dyson's standout set from the start of his career – a beautiful batch of Philly soul tunes that get some key help from the team of Thom Bell and Linda Creed! Bell produced and arranged part of the set – with other help coming from Stan Vincent and Billy Jackson – all of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charles Earland did the funky score for this obscure Kung Fu movie – and it's one of his best albums of the time! The lineup includes a lot of the great players that were helping him on his mid-70's stuff – Eddie Henderson, Dave Hubbard, Patrick Gleeson – and the groove is deeper ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear, with some light waviness along the bottom.)
Strong work in Charles' post-Prestige mode – the style in which he turned his keyboard skills to other non-Hammond instruments, like Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and mini-moog. Tracks are a mix of smooth soulful numbers and more jazz funk oriented ones – and the whole thing's got a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever from organist Charles Earland – a double-length set that's filled with spiritual, soaring grooves! The style here is a perfect blend of the rougher soul jazz of Earland's roots with some of the spacier styles of his later recordings – served up in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate seam splitting, ring & edge wear. Vinyl plays with a few clicks.)
Classic club jazz from Charles Earland – one of the best LPs from his late 70s, post-Hammond period – when he was really opening up and exploring the use of a variety of keyboards! The set was done in conjunction with Randy Muller – who arranged, produced, and wrote the tracks ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker, light wear, and a promo stamp.)
One of the fine fine albums of spacey keyboard funk that Charles cut for the Mercury label during the late 70s. Earland starts with a Herbie Hancock approach – and no surprise, he's got Paul Jackson and Harvey Mason in the group – but then he changes the groove to show off more of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Earth Wind & Fire —
All 'N All ... LP Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
Just Sold Out!
Genius, pure genius! It was hard for Earth, Wind & Fire to go wrong at this point – and the album's a stellar blend of jazz, funk, and soul, all done in that perfect style they'd hit by the mid 70s. And even though this one was a monster album, of the type that you see in everyone's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's no joke, as Earth Wind & Fire are definitely part of the electric universe of early 80s Columbia Records – the galaxy that also includes Herbie Hancock during his electro years! As a result, there's a lot more keyboards and electric rhythms in the set than before – a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Earth Wind & Fire —
Faces ... LP Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ....
Just Sold Out!
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster and printed inner sleeves.)
Earth Wind & Fire —
I Am ... LP Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
Just Sold Out!
A megahit album from Earth Wind & Fire – a record that spawned 2 of their biggest numbers ever – the mellow classic "After The Love Has Gone", and the club classic "Boogie Wonderland"! The rest of the album is equally great to follow in the strength of those two ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Earth Wind & Fire —
Raise! ... LP Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
Earth Wind & Fire hits the 80s – and never misses a beat! Turns out that the group's older style of jazzy funk was a perfect fit for the boogie-styled rhythms of the post-disco era – heard here on the megahit "Let's Groove", and followed up by a beautiful batch of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy LP by Joe Thomas, who's recording here under his nickname "The Ebony Godfather". The LP's got Joe playing flute along with a tight funky large ensemble, and the whole thing's produced with a little bit of electronics that makes Joe's flute sound a little "moogy". ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark and spine has a small bit of tape.)
Billy goes for a hip 70s easy mode – a bit like Grady Tate, and made even better by sweet LA arrangements from Artie Butler. The titles have kind of a sophisticated soul groove to them, and Billy's definitely stretching his voice a bit to keep up with Artie's arrangements. Titles include ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Well, we don't know if Mr B could ever be considered "modern", but this is a pretty groovy batch of 60s pop tunes – like "Mister Kicks", "People", "Wanted", "Wives & Lovers", and "A Beautiful Friendship" – all done to ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-titled set not only given Billy's age, but also because of the surprisingly soulful undercurrent to the record – an extension into the genre even greater than Eckstine's previous recordings for Motown – and proof that he was really trying to stretch out towards new audiences at ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Billy Eckstine —
Stormy ... LP Enterprise, 1970. Very Good+ ....
Think what you might about Mr. B, but this is a sweet soulful album of dreamy pop songs, produced and arranged by Isaac Hayes, with a similar sound to some of the work from the same time by Grady Tate. Billy's voice is as deep and round as always, and the newer backing brings a nice quality to his ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ed OG's nice debut, with a slightly jazzy touch on the production and literate, intelligent lyrics. We really couldn't get with "Bug A Boo", but besides that, this first LP's solid from start to finish, from the days when that wasn't so uncommon. Drop the needle on this and head back in ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
While not as sublime as Edwards' first solo LP, this second set from him is still a great set of mellow modern soul, with a very 80s approach to the production and arrangements. That said you know it's got a good bit of polish and some of the synth touches that are precisely that type of groove we ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has hole in front. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Lovers material of the highest quality – featuring the silky soul voice of Jackie Edwards over mellow backing by Sly & Robbie. Bunny Lee arranged and produced the album – and titles include "At The End", "Daddy's Home", "Just Because", "Lost ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Charlie's Records. Cover has light wear, some small light stains, and a small split on the top seam.)
Teddy Edwards at his best – set up in a simple group that lets the album focus on his tremendous tone and well-chosen solo formations! The album's got a subtle brilliance that's evident from the very first note – a way of putting Teddy over that's never forced, but which also has a lot ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some moisture staining, peeling in the bottom left quarter portion and along part of the bottom, some seam splitting, some tape, and marker on the front and back.)