Tracks include "X.O. Wit Me", "Set Trippin", "Be About Yo Bizniz", "Deep Az The Root", "The Streets", "L.A. Vibe", "Worldwide", "Karma", "Soul Searching", "Promise Me", "Adventures Of...", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy orange label pressing in the card cover. Cover has light wear, some aging, some marker on the front, a light stain on the back, and a mostly split bottom seam.)
The swaggering, hard grooving and hard rocking debut of Aerosmith! While "Dream On" gets as much or more rock radio play than any song should ever need, it's actually pretty easy to overlook just how good the rest of the record is. They may borrow the bluesy swagger of the Stones and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with the larger group photo cover, with some light wear and some splitting in the bottom seam.)
A great large group project from arranger Manny Albam – one that teams him up with "jazz greats" of the east coast scene, in a really hard-swinging set of tracks that showcase some wonderful solo work! Manny's working here with a set of players who are well-chosen for their ability ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and some light stains.)
Ok, we'll admit that most of this album is kind of weak – and Amanda's a sort of Nina Simone wanna-be – but there are a few nice songs on here with a pretty good groove! Both "Sad Songs" and "That's It" have some great arrangements that mix complicated ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not as sublime as their first LP, but still a nice batch of modern pop sound collage. More traditional song structures are poking through the cool po-mo facade here. With "Opus 4", "Eye Of A Needle", "Backbeat", "Instruments Of Darkness", "Peter ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring groovers alike! There are moments that steer it into more of a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Asleep At The Wheel —
Framed ... LP MCA, 1980. Near Mint- ...
Forget the hokey kangaroo picture on the cover, because the record's a mighty sweet set of 50s modern jazz – played by some key musicians from Australian who were working in the US at the time! The record's got a style that's somewhere between the hippest sessions of LA and Sweden at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Unusual 10" pressing! Cover has a light mark in one corner, but is great overall.)
Clarinet player Bailey performs with his quartet and septet on this record that contains songs he composed about his hometown of Memphis. Side one is performed by his quartet consisting of Red Richards on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Jimmie Crawford on drums. Tracks include "Bear ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing stereo pressing – in great shape! Cover has some light wear on the front, but is nice overall.)
A mid 70s album by Bobby Bare – the ambitious, concept-driven Hard Time Hungrys – a worthy effort from one the most unique voices and personalities of his era! This album is heavy with songs written by Bare family friend and frequent songwriting partner Shel Silverstein. Johnny Cash ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Cover has an embossed promotional stamp.)
Basie picks his own set of "winners" – tracks pulled from the pop charts, and re-arranged by Billy Byers to give them the true Basie touch! The set features a number of 60s standards, plus a few older tunes – all performed in a warm, buoyant tone that was every bit the best ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beach Boys/Robert Mitchum/Cheers/Super Stocks —
Shut Down ... LP Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
A wonderful gem from the glory days of Capitol Records west coast rock and roll – and one of those cool little records in which the label moved past the concept of a lead artist, in order to showcase a great range of songs in a particular style! As you'd guess from the title and cover, the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you've ever doubted the genius of the early Bee Gees, you owe it to yourself to check this out – pure baroque pop masterpiece, all the way through! Includes the amazing title track – plus loads of other gems! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful late 60s pop from Tony – arranged and conducted by Torrie Zito, with a pretty strong jazz component on the best songs. Jimmy Wisner's producing, and gives the tracks a good pop quality that keeps Tony's style hip – and tracks include "Over The Sun", "What The ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, tape on the spine, and light wear.)
Titles include "Doctor Drums", "Isn't It So", "Subterfuge", "New York Second Line", and "Duck Steps". With Blanchard on trumpet, Harrison on alto, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of splitting on the top seam, and a small rip on the back at the opening.)
Paul Bley —
Axis ... LP Improvising Artists Inc, 1978. Very Good+ ...
Solo piano work from Bley – on the side-long "Axis", plus "El Cordobes", "Music Matador", and "Porgy". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a sticker, and library stamp.)
Of all the R&B bandleaders of the 50s, Tiny Bradshaw was one of the wildest! He had a tight rolling groove that managed to infuse his whole band with a lively sense of rhythm that was often unmatched by some of the other sleepier groups of the time – and he also managed to hire some of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly work from one of the dreamiest groups of all time! The Brass Ring are a blend of sexy saxes and mellow rhythms – perfectly summed up by the album's cover, which has a picture of a blonde lying nude in a bed, bedclothes around her, ashtray off to the side, underneath the caption ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this set! The set does good job of digging through Roy's work from the late 40s and early 50s, pulling together 15 tracks that mix ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very, very nice album by Shirley that often gets overlooked next to her Woman To Woman album from the early 70s. This one's a sweet modern soul release, although it's still got Stax production by David Porter, and vocals by Shirley in her deep rich style. The groove is very nice, and the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual little set from Pennsylvania's Case – a group who were decidedly younger and maybe geekier than some of their heady contemporaries in the early 70s underground – and who come across here with a garagey vibe that maybe recalls indie sets from the decade before! The album was ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ...
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.)
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a few stickers on the back.)
Larry Coryell —
Toku Do ... LP Muse, 1987. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has a light stain on front.)
Bill Craig & Don Garbutt —
Foggy Duo ... LP World (Canada), Late 70s. Very Good+ ...
(Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear and light ringwear.)