Compilation of 7 songs and 1 instrumental produced by Adam 12 and Mike Caren. The cut here is "Ultimate Rush" with Saukrates and Heltah Skeltah, where Heltah Skeltah have a nice low-key style a little more relaxed than their usual style. Other cuts feature E-Rule, Self-Scientific, Ed OG ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
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
(Blue label Cadet pressing.)
Doug E Fresh —
Play ... LP Gee Street, 1995. Sealed ....
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+ ....
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.)
Steve Earle & Del McCoury —
Mountain ... CD E Squared, 1999. Used ....
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.)
Tighly skipping club from the team of Elaine & Ellen – two disco lovelies we only know from a handful of singles! "Fill Me Up" is a number with the obvious sexual reference you'd guess from the title – but the overall sound isn't nearly as kitschy as you'd expect – ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
An excellent and oft-overlooked 50s session from Duke – recorded in Chicago as a one-off for the Bethlehem label, and done with a lush, rich sound that's really tremendous! The group's nicely restrained and very moody – playing here in a mellow late nite mode that offers a good focus ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with the deep groove. Cover has some wear, clear tape on the corners, and a bit of staining and marker on the back.)
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bill Evans —
Trio '64 ... CD Verve/Polygram (Germany), 1964. Used ....
Just Sold Out!
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Malachi Favors – one of our favorite bassists ever! The album's a 1977 live session – and it features Malachi on solo bass, horns, and a bit of light percussion – opening up in a really personal style that was sometimes eclipsed by the rest of the Art Ensemble ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard to go wrong with a set like this – because in our opinion, just about every track recorded by Fela is a "best" – which makes the collection a massive batch of goodness all the way through! Every track here is presented in its original extended version – a dozen ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Maynard really grooves it up on this one – playing with a group that's even larger than some of his early 70s funk sessions, in a style that's got traces of disco and R&B-styled fusion! The set was arranged, conducted, and produced by Jay Chataway – who's going for a nice smooth ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear & a promo stamp.)
A loving take on this hit 70s musical – one that serves up all the best tracks in a sweet disco mode – and moves the sound from Broadway to the main floor of Studio 54! Festival present the material, but the key force here is disco maestro Boris Midney – who really helps craft ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and index label.)
Fez ... LP Amiga (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ....
A cool combo with lots of trombone from Conrad Bauer – blowing beautifully here over well-spun lines from the other members of the quartet! There's a fluid vibe to the record that's very fresh – not really some of the more familiar modal or fusion styles you'd know from the German ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing album by the great guitarist Eddie Fisher – and completely unlike his later funk records! Eddie plays stripped down jazz with a small combo that includes organ by Robert Selby, bass by Paul Jackson, and some rhythm guitar by Phil Westmoreland – and the twin-guitar approach ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic crossover soul from Five Star – one of the best of their generation for this sort of groove – and a UK group who also pick up plenty of tips from the best American acts of the time! This mid 80s set was partly produced in LA by Dennis Lambert, and partly produced back home by ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and a gold promo stamp.)
Bouncy, beat-heavy soul from Five Star – really stepping out strongly on this self-titled set! The music's nothing new, and very familiar to fans of mainstream soul at the time – but the group really serve things up with a stronger edge than on previous releases – handling much ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Five Star definitely rock the world with this late 80s classic – an upbeat batch of super-catchy tunes that has the group working at their best crossover mode! There's plenty of bassy bits to bump up the bottom of the groove nicely – perfect for the peppy vocals that percolate through ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album