Sublime pop disco from Tina Charles – a record that mixes older vocal touches with the swirling sounds of the legendary Biddu – in a groove that's got a heck of a lot to offer! Tina never was one of the most underground singers of her generation – but it's her confidence in that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing. Cover has a few creases.)
Charlie's Roots —
Hammer ... LP Charlie's, Mid 80s. Very Good ...
Nothing half about The Chi-Lites at all – as the group were always tremendous during their famous run at Brunswick Records – able to come across perfectly on mellow ballads and more upbeat numbers! This set is a wonderful illustration of the really unique Chicago-based approach that ... (Soul) read moreCD
Heady work from Cluster – a record that really helped set the tone for a whole generation of German experimentation! The sound here is incredibly dense – guitar and keyboard parts that are processed heavily, looped back on themselves, and sometimes supported by a bit of electronics ... (Rock) read moreCD
The group's best album! Why? It's produced by Donnie Hathaway, has him playing keyboards, and it features an excellent cover of his classic "Valdez In The Country", recorded before Donny's version – but with a very similar electric vibe. The record's got a sweet jazzy soul groove ... (Soul) read moreCD
A monster album of 70s salsa – and one that has bad boy Willie Colon taking the Latin world by storm – forging the new sound that would push him and the New York scene into the frontline of 70s Latin! Willie's got a strength on the set that's very much in keeping with his machine gun ... (Latin) read moreCD
Once ... CD Incus (UK), 1987. Used ...
Performances from a shifting lineup that includes Lee Konitz on alto, Richard Tietelbaum on keyboards, Barre Phillips on bass, Derek Bailey on guitar, Steve Noble on percussion, and Tristan Honsinger on cello. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
Jake H Conception —
Resa ... LP Yupiteru (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ...
One of the few albums ever from this obscure Philippine saxophonist! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Lush Cuban material, recorded by the Conjunto Casino in the years before Castro's regime, when RCA could still get its hands on material like this, and package it for release in the US. The tracks have a fairly traditional approach – with a mix of romantic numbers and mambos – and ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s black label pressing with a deep groove, and no red border on the cover. Cover has tape around the edges.)
A surprisingly groovy little set – one of a few outings cut by singer Ruth Copeland – kind of an enigmatic figure in the early P-Funk years! The approach here is more rock than soul, but there's definitely some funky undercurrents too – of the sort that have always made Copeland ... (Soul) read moreCD
Warmly wonderful work from guitarist Larry Coryell – an album that's got a simple, straightforward feel – and a rock-solid rhythm section in the form of Stanley Cowell on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums! Despite the far-reaching resumes of all the players, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key moment in electronic music in the US – the early Detroit experiments of Cybotron! The group were the duo of Juan Atkins and Rick Davis – working in early 80s Detroit, in a sound that would later transform into the more familiar techno groove – but which here is a strange ... (Soul) read moreCD
Reginald Cyntje —
Love ... CD Reginald Cyntje, 2013. Used ...
A largely slept on record, probably because it didn't really set itself apart from the first generation backpacker crowd, though it does have some nice, early 90s jazzy beats. Remember the Rough House Survivors? Kinda like that. Includes "Flip Da Scrip", "Krak Da Weazel", ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet and tray card have a cutout notch.)
Beautiful stuff from singer Diana Darby – one of our favorite voices in the indie folk landscape! There's a hushed tone to Diana's voice that softens some fairly heavy lyricism – on personal songs that manage to speak the plain, sometimes harsh truths of love and spirituality with a ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Originally a 2LP set, but now a 4CD package – with 14 previously unissued tracks! Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweeter studio Miles Davis from the 80s – a record that takes the 70s electric experiments and fuses them into a sound that's got a lot more R&B influence than before! The style is a bit poppy at times, but never in a way that's too slick – and often, Davis is using his muted ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great solo effort from Mose Davis – best known for his earlier work in The Counts, but still sounding pretty darn hip here with a new combo of his own! The feel here is kind of an extension of the later Counts work on Aware Records – funky at the core, but with some smoother touches ... (Soul) read moreCD
A massively wonderful album from Dayton – an album that has the group really getting their groove together – still sticking a bit in the older funk mode from the past, but also bringing in some warmer, deeper touches to their music too! There's a solidness here that's undeniable – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Declaime returns to the realm of Hip Hop, after enjoying a moment in the sun under his Dudley Perkins persona, though we're not sure exactly where to draw the line between the two. His rhymes are a bit more on point than the loose vocalese he delivers as Dudley, but with the same idiosyncratic ill ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Mercan Dede —
800 ... CD Double Moon (Turkey), 2007. Used ...
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(Out of print.)
Mercy Dee —
GI Fever ... LP Crown Prince (Sweden), 1985. Near Mint- ...
A Charly collection that traces the style of the Dells from their mid 50s ballads to their more defined soulful style of the 60s. Tracks include "She's Just An Angel", "Why Do You Have To Go?", "Q-Bop She-Bop", "I'm Calling", "Rain", "Hold On ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Diga Rhythm Band —
Diga ... CD Round/Shout Factory, 1976. Used ...
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD