A massively soulful album from legendary producer Patrick Adams – and a key transitional set that bridges his earlier work on the east coast harmony scene, and his later club classics for P&P! Caress have a sweetly breaking vocal style that's simply wonderful – as great as any of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great example of the cool, classy swing that Benny Carter hit in the 1960s – a groove that was more regularly brought to backings for standout singers of the time, but which also works beautifully here in an instrumental mode! Carter's alto sax is at the top of the charts, but the album's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer descarga material, played by some of New York's finest! This is a nice little Latin jazz jam session directed by Charlie Palmieri, and featuring Joe Quijano, Cheo Feliciano, and Jimmy Sabater. There's a lot of nice long descarga tracks, inlcuding "Arranquen", "Ran Kan ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweetly stepping session of bluesy jazz vocals from Jeannie Cheatham – outwardly a trad-oriented record, but done here with some nice light west coast touches that really capture the best of the Concord groove of the early 80s. There's a gentle swing to the tracks that reminds us of some ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A great lost descarga session from the 60s – led by Chihuahua Martinez! Martinez plays both timbales and guiro on the sessions, fronting a group that includes Alberto Valdez on conga, Mike Martinez and Chivirico Davila on coro, Manfredo Lee on guiro, Elpidio Vazquez on piano, Elpidio ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Yui ... CD Static Discos (Mexico), 2006. Used ....
If you don't look beyond the group's name you might come to the conclusion this is some sort of over the top wailing fusion session. But it's more like a second rate imitation of Slave or 80s era EWF over the Sugarhill rhythm section, which isn't surprising since they are using Doug Wimbish and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, and even a bit of Basie. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pete Christlieb/Warne Marsh —
Apogee ... LP Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ....
A brilliant set of post-post-post Konitz jazz – a late 70s Warne Marsh session, produced by Donald Fagan and Walter Becker of Steely Dan! Despite the smooth jazz feeling of Becker & Fagan's own work, the pair are completely respectful to Marsh and his twin-tenor frontman Pete Christlieb ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost late Curtom release – and like many from this time, the album's got a slick club groove on most tracks. Gavin sang backup vocals on a number of albums during the 70s and early 80s – but he does a pretty decent job on lead vocals on this set, one of the few he ever cut as a solo ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The original 10 inch pressing of this great collection of singles, b-sides and various odds and ends, pulled together in the middle peak of the Clash's career! Black Market Clash holds up incredibly well – it's blazing stuff recorded from '77 to '80 and issued to start that decade. 9 ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most dancefloor-oriented work the Clash ever recorded – and though "Rock The Casbah" may well have been the biggest hit ever by the group it's a darn catchy little tune with a Middle East theme that was kind of kitschy at the time, but more relevant than ever now! " ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rosemary Clooney —
Love ... CD Reprise, 1961. Used ....
A really unusual album from Rosemary Clooney – recorded with lush backings from Nelson Riddle, in a style that gets past the lighter mode of earlier years! Clooney really opens up in Riddle's company – and hits a mature, adult mode that almost points the way towards directions Morgana ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Cloud One's classic track of moogy uptempo dancefloor grooves! Excellent production by Patrick Adams, and a groove that's filled with weird wah-wah talking keyboards. Totally great, and an essential bit of dancefloor electronics! ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
It's definitely Party Time when Arnett Cobb's on deck – and the album's a well-remembered groover that graced more than a few late nite turntables back in the day! Cobb's got a great mellow groove here – a slow-blowing, low-stepping sound on tenor that's given a great little kick by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Full throttle fusion from Billy Cobham, the kind of stuff we once winced at because of the really over the top moments of heavy, heavy jamming, but that we find ourselves more sympathetic to these days, probably for the more sublime moments that poke through the onslaught here and there, including ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wayne Cochran & The CC Riders —
Cochran ... LP Epic, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
Titles include "Do You Like The Sound Of The Music", "Somebody's Been Cuttin In On My Groove", "Sleepless Nights", "Boogie", and "I Will". ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice nice early work from Al – of the sort you can't always find that easily on reissue! The set's a very well put together album that brings together titles from 2 early sets on Savoy. 4 tracks are from a 1950 set with a quartet that includes George Wallington, on the tracks "Infinity& ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The follow up to RCA's Drum Suite LP which featured arrangements by Mannie Albam and Ernie Wilkins, this sis a similarly swinging large group affair, with arrangements by Al Cohn, and a host of great drummers in the large rhythm section: Mel Lewis, Don Lamond, Jimmy Cobb, Charlie Persip, Louis ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The team of Al & Zoot are wonderfully reunited in this classic 70s session – an album that still crackles with all their best twin-tenor frontline styles, but which also has a more fluid, free, and easygoing feel than their work in the 50s! The rhythm session on the set features some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ornette and his 80's Prime Time group, recorded live at the Caravan of Dreams in Houston, in 1985. The band features 2 guitars (Bern Nix and Charles Ellerbee), 2 basses (Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Albert MacDowell), and 2 drummers (Denardo Coleman and Sabir Kamal). Ornette's out front, playing in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Collins Sisters & Compani —
He Cares ... LP Meltone, 1986. Very Good ....
Recorded in 1965, but not released until 1977, this is an earlier version of Trane's extended Meditations suite played by the quartet that included McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – without the extra accompaniment that graced the later version. Beautiful stuff, with a sound that' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
70s 2-in-1 set that brings together 2 classic early Coltrane sides – the legendary Tenor Conclave session on Prestige, with tenor work by Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn; and the moodier Mating Call set, a showcase for the piano genius of Tadd Dameron. Both records are classics – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An essential piece of 60's avant garde jazz that often gets overlooked because the album is split between two different leaders – but with John Coltrane and Archie Shepp at the helm, what leaders they be! Shepp leads a quartet that includes Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Barre Phillips on bass, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Con Funk Shun —
Secrets ... CD Polygram/Rebound, 1977. Used ....
A great early album from Con Funk Shun – a mix of funkier tunes and some excellent smooth modern ones in step with the mellower work by Cameo or Maze – done with more soaringly emotional sounds that moves beyond their peers! A love for earlier 70s styles might be what pushes Secrets ... (Soul) read moreCD
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 pretty nice set of 70s fusion – rock-influenced at times, but still pretty spare, jazzy, and with some nice funky moments! The best tracks are the ones in which the band kicks back and opens up over a jam – stretching out with some spacious work on guitar, sax, and keyboards – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A harder-edged set than before from Corduroy – a record that's still heavily steeped in the 60s territory of previous releases, but one with a bit more of a mod feel overall! There's lots of heavy Hammond and guitar in the mix, and the vocals have a warm appeal too – kind of a blue-eyed ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo gives lessons on how to be a bongo master like him. The LP has spoken instructional bits, then drops out for some nice bongo solos with a groovy hard sound. ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis Costello —
Trust ... LP Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ....
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
Sweet disco tunes produced and arranged by Ian Levine – with a stretched out sound that's right up there with the best of the AVI label at the time! Tracks are all quite long (the album only includes 4 numbers) – with lots of percussive passages, dancing strings, and keys, in a classic ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Key early work from Crown Heights Affair – the kings of the indie club scene of the mid 70s! There's a strong De-Lite funk groove firmly in place – with lots of electric keyboards, tight guitar, and harmony vocals in a very late 70s Kool & The Gang style! Titles include "Sexy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This trio of older Latin singers hits a nice 70s salsa vibe on this album of tracks recorded for Vaya. Arrangements are by Sonny Bravo, Luis Garcia, and Javier Vazquez – and titles include "Vida", "Pueblo Negro", "Una Rosa Roja", and "Distintos Caminos" ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The group were certainly doing something right – as this album has Joe Cuba's sextet at the top of their game, easily showing why they were one of the best groups on the New York scene of the 60s! The album's a pivotal one in the development of Latin Soul – as it sports the incredible ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house ... (Soul) read moreCD