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
One of Duke's last albums – and a great one! The session is right up there with some of Ellington's best late "suites" – an extended work that features writing around exotic themes, played by stalwarts like Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Rufus Jones, Cootie Williams, and Harry ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty tasty little album from Don Ellis – his first funky outing for Columbia Records, and a groundbreaking batch of big band funk tracks! The set's quite different from some of Don's earlier recordings – in that it's a bit less academic, and has a focus more on a strong and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.. Cover has light wear.)
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Farmer & Joe Henderson —
Yama ... LP CTI, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
An obscure late 70s set from CTI – and a near-lost chapter in the career of both artists in the title! Mike Mainieri arranged and produced the set – and the album's got a sweet, warm fusion approach that's very much like his own work – using a larger group of keyboards, vibes, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a mark from sticker removal.)
With "Crushin", "Rock Ruling", "Making Noise", "Protect Yourself/My Nuts", "Boys Will Be Boys", "Falling In Love", "Wipeout", "Between The Sheets", "Hell, No!" and "Fat Boys Dance". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
A great summation of Jose Feliciano's genius during his initial years at RCA – that unique mix of Chicano soul, acoustic folk, and Latin rhythms that made him sound unlike anyone else at the time! There's a charm to this work that's undeniable – an instantly compelling feel that makes ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in an embossed cover, with some wear.)
An amazing record! By all rights, this shouldn't be so good – but it's an incredible album of haunting tracks that really has us coming back again and again over the years. The formula is simple: Jose plays late 60s pop tunes on acoustic guitar, and sings them in his spacey soulful voice. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)
50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett —
El Hombre ... LP Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Includes a few nice spaghetti western moments! (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Nice Philly groove record by this obscure funky band from the 70's. The title cut, "Unemployment Blues", is a brassy funky track with political lyrics, but our favorite cuts on here are the smoother soul cuts, like "Baby I'm Yours" and "Toy Ball", which has a nice ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker and some wear.)
A cool little album, issued at a time when Capitol was building up it's worldwide networks, and releasing work by overseas artists in the US. This set features tunes by the Italian Enzo Gallo Quartet – a cool little group led by guitarist Gallo, who play a mixture of jazz and pop tunes, kind ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker in one corner, and some light splitting on the top seam.)
A double LP set of semi-underground material from neo gangsta superstar Game – feat Snoop, Young Buck, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Lil Scrappy, Rah Digga, Jay Z and others! Tracks include "Fly Like An Eagle" feat Snoop & WC, "Where I'm From" (OG version) feat Dre & Nate ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal piece of west coast bop from the mid 50s – featuring altoist Geller in group with wife Lorraine on piano, and either Curtis Counce or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and either Larry Marable or Eldridge Freeman on drums. The groove's nice and hard, nice and stripped-down – and Geller ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic boogie groover from the early 80s – the one and only album from Gemini, and one of the few albums issued on the tiny M&M label! Although an indie effort, the album's got a tightness that matches the best 80s groove on bigger labels from the time – especially the excellent ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy trumpets here – lead lines from both Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval, playing together in a sweet session recorded in Finland! The set's got an open, flowing feel – one that matches some of the best Gillespie work on Pablo – those sides where the label really was able ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soaring sounds from RCA maestro Marty Gold – maybe not the totally unlimited record you might expect from the title, but definitely a key 60s entry in the genre of bachelor pad hi fi records! There's a fair bit of horns in the orchestrations, with solos by Don Butterfield, Joe Wilder, Phil ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Golden Earring —
Cut ... LP 21, 1982. Very Good+ ...
A dreamy Jerry Goldsmith score for this late George Cukor film that starred Amouk Aimee, Dirk Bogarde, and Robert Forster. The film's got an exotic setting, and the best tunes really make use of this by adding in some action-based Egyptian-sounding numbers. Overall, the soundtrack's mostly mellow ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You know, in these days of vintage pop songs used ad nauseum in every commercial, it's easy to forget that at one time, loads of great music was written just for advertising! This great album was cut at the height of the Madison Avenue Music Industry – and it features Benny Golson leading a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, light stains on the back, a split bottom seam, and some splitting on the other seams.)
Johnny Gomez, Lord Cristo, Dictator, & Others —
Dance Calypso ... LP Cook, Late 50s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
(Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool red vinyl pressing! Vinyl has some bubbles from pressing – but seems to play fine, with minimal response from these.)
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German Liberty pressing. Side 2 has marks that click on tracks one and four. Cover has some wear, a half-split top seam, and a rip with some separation on along the bottom of the back paste-on.)
One of the few records ever cut by George "Stardust" Green – a big figure on the Chicago club scene of the 50s and 60s, with a long run of popular nightspots to his credit! George works with a trio here, in a really crowd-pleasing style that shares some of the modes of Ramsey Lewis ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the seams.)
Al Grey & Wild Bill Davis —
Keybone ... LP Classic Jazz, 1972. Near Mint- ...
A pivotal album for Chico – one that has him working with his hip group that included Charles Lloyd and Gabor Szabo, both of whom take Chico into a modal mode that would completely transform his sound! Lloyd's the center star on the album's version of his own "Forest Flower" – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Dave Gonzalez and Virgil Jones on trumpet, Bobby Plater on sax and flute, and Eddie Pazant on additional sax and flute! Harold Mabern plays piano, Roland Faulkner plays guitar, and titles include "Flyin Home", "How High The Moon", "Mr John", and "Mr J". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all seams, a name in marker, and peeled spot on back. Label has a name in marker.)
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a bit of pencil on the back.)
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
A 25th Anniversary performance from one of Japan's greatest big bands – really stepping out here in a great mix of modes from the 70s! Some cuts have a classic feel – definitely nodding back to the roots of the Sharps & Flats – but others show the hip changes the ensemble ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Production by Marly Marl, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon, Easy Mo Bee, Trackmasterz and Teddy Riley. 12 tracks in all, plus the outro, including "Sex Wit You", "Got Me Waiting", "Nuttin But Love", "Spend A Little Time On Top" and "Black Coffee". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
A classic mid 40s concert from Woody Herman – with a lineup that includes Pete Candoli and Shorty Rogers on trumpets, Bill Harris on trombone, John LaPorta and Flip Phillips on saxes, Tony Aless on piano, Red Norvo on vibes, Chubby Jackson on bass, and Billy Bauer on guitar! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy harmony jazz from the great Hi-Los – one of the hippest groups of the 50s, with a sweet quartet approach similar to The Four Freshmen, and which had a huge effect on pop in the 60s! The tunes on the set feature the group working with Frank Comstock – in an amazing style that ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(1981 pressing. Shrinkwrap has a Nice Price sticker and a hole in front.)
Claude Hopkins with Buddy Tate & Emmett Berry —
Yes Indeed ... LP Swingville/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
A small combo set – with Hopkins on piano, Buddy Tate on tenor, and Emmett Berry on trumpet! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Swingville pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some light surface noise. Cover has some wear, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, some staining in one corner on the front and back, and some small stains.)
Part of a great series that was released in conjunction with Esquire Magazine. The album's a nice split gatefold package filled with a book chock full of photos of 60's France, with cool travel notes. The disc combines sound effects and music (we think by Kenyon Hopkins), to create the effect of ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cool middle-split cover, with booklet! Cover has edge wear and a light stain. Booklet has a small rip.)
A groovy moogy pop classic! Hot Butter weren't the most groundbreaking moog combo, but they certainly were the most successful. The title cut of this one, their version of Gershon Kingsley's "Popcorn", was used in a gazillion commercials and TV shows during the 70s – and was ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(With the cool popcorn box attached to the front of the cover. Cover has a light sticker mark.)
Freddie Hubbard's definitely rolling on this great little set – rolling right back into acoustic jazz territory after a run of smoother soul sessions for bigger labels at the end of the 70s! The album's a live one, and it's a perfect example of the development of Hubbard's solo skills at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(PAUSA pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a center split on the top seam, and half split bottom seam.)
Not to be confused with the Afro-Funk group Ice, this one's an all-star fusion session recorded for the Japanese market – featuring David Matthews at the head of the group, and doing all the arrangements, plus players that include Tom Browne, Ronnie Cuber, Larry Coryell, John Tropea, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album