An early classic from vocalist Jimmy Sabater – one of the greatest singers of the New York scene, and a vocalist who was equally talented with both English and Spanish lyrics! The record's got a nicely soulful feel – not really Latin Soul, but in the kind of sophisticated approach that ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
12 classic tracks, played by the Cuban All Stars, and issued on Seeco with their usual raw approach to putting together an album. The tracks are all fairly lively, with a heavy flute/violin line in all titles – including "Pachanga De Sabrina", "Bachanga, Bachanga", "S ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear. Top & bottom seams are lined with clear tape.)
Surprisingly great vocal work from Jamie Cullum – the kind of singer we'd love to hate, but who somehow manages to get inside our skin with an appealing turn of phrase and a clever lyric! The set's got a warmly acoustic approach – a bit like recent work by some of the newer female jazz ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The Shadow Of Your Smile has Bobby working partially in that more adult 60s mode that was influenced strongly by changes in soundtrack styles – especially that 60s trend towards letting some serious younger songwriters pen important tunes for the titles. There's also a few older tracks as ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a touch of pen in one corner.)
Volume 2 of Lockjaw's classic early Cookbook sessions – cut for Prestige in a key transitional moment, when Lock was trying to break past the R&B roots of earlier years, and emerge as a more sophisticated jazz soloist, capable of carrying an idea way past the short format of singles and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has masking tape and some splitting on the seams, light wear, and some stains and pen scribbles on the back.)
A great one – and one of the rarest Prestige dates from Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album features a unique group that includes Horace Parlan on piano – in place of the organ that had graced many of Davis' earlier Prestige records – with added groovy energy from Buddy Catlett on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and a small sticker. Cover has two grommets on the spine, some stickers on front, and pencil on back.)
Don't pass this one up – even though this set is a 1970s repackaging of the album originally entitled Trane Whistle. Although lots of other albums by Eddie Lockjaw Davis are laidback quartet and quintet sessions, this one's got a stunning big band backing him up, and the sound is incredible. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a small sticker over part of the spine.)
Miles Davis —
Decoy ... LP Columbia, 1984. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
The decoy here might be in the rhythms, which are often electric, but still played live – handled by Robert Irving III on many tracks, with a cool 80s fusion sound that's mighty nice! The style of the album's a nice change from the Miles groove of the 70s – a bit leaner, with almost a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism —
Brighter Days ... LP Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Sublime sounds from the legendary Stanton Davis – a rare 70s gem that's been a favorite of groovehounds for years! The set's got a really unique feel – part spiritual jazz, part soaring club – a blend that's similar to the sound you'd get on James Mason's legendary album too ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jackie DeShannon serves up some wonderful renditions of popular tunes from the 50s and 60s – stepping aside from her usual role as songwriter, and singing sweetly to some great arrangements from George Tipton! The style is somewhere between 60s pop and more sophisticated vocals – often ... (Rock) read moreCD
Sire may have wiped the snot off their noses softly lit the background for the glammy b&w cover photo Dead Boys' second album – but that was only to hide the fact that We Have Come For Your Children is as raw, loud, and sarcastic as the first one! Bators, Chrome & Co are as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite Delfonics tunes ever! "Seventeen" is amazing – not just for the wicked harmonies, the cascading Philly groove, and sublime production – but also for the darkness of the lyrics! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Early 70s sunshine pop from Design – their self-titled set from 1970 and the just as groovy Tomorrow Is So Far Away – together in a single set! Design has a way with male and female harmonies that really sets them apart, even though that style was huge in the late 60s and early 70s. ... (Rock) read moreCD
The soulful Hammond of Bill Doggett gets a sweet shift for the 60s – hitting a mod jazz mode that Bill no doubt inspired by his groundbreaking work of the 50s! The groove here is nicely snapping – in a space between soul instrumental work and jazz, with lots of tight guitar from Billy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The third in The Drifters' early 70s revival run in the UK for Bell Records – and possibly the strongest album of the bunch! The lineup of the group has changed a bit, but the sound here is still the same – a nice 70s update of the group's earlier sound – in a way that still ... (Soul) read moreCD
Doris Duke —
Woman ... CD Contempo/Shout (UK), 1975. New Copy ...
Quite possibly the best album ever from deep soul diva Doris Duke – a set that's produced with a slight undercurrent of sophisticated funk – and put together in ways that take Duke way past the rougher soul of earlier years! The album's a rare UK production – with backing from ... (Soul) read moreCD
Quite possibly the earliest record to ever feature pianist George Duke as a leader – and a set that's very different than his better-known work of the 70s! At first glance, the album appears to be a straight jazz outing, with Duke on acoustic piano – yet as we've come to expect from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work by a Motown group who never really got their due – a quintet with some really wonderful vocal interplay, and a massive way of putting over a groove! The vocal range is really amazing – really living up to the "dynamic" in the group's name – especially on the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Charles Earland – really stretching things out, and sounding great in the process! The album's an important one, as it shows that Earland wasn't just a funky Hammond player leading a small group – but a visionary player who could put together a session with a larger, cosmic concept. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Dawn Of An Ill Era", "On Ill", "Mating Ritual", "Trillagy", "No More", "Listen", "To The Beat Like This", "What You Be About?", "Illa", "Ill Breakers Anthem", "Devistate", ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Echo & The Bunnymen —
Porcupine ... LP Sire/Korova, 1983. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
The Temptations' former lead singer's first solo record with a huge 80s groove album, especially considering the mighty title track – the duet with Siedah Garrett and it's sly reggae influenced bassline and crisp popping beat. This is one of those records we appreciate a lot more with the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and sticker spot.)
Mathias Eick —
Door ... CD ECM (Germany), 2008. Used ...
(Includes original slipcase.)
Mathias Eick —
Skala ... CD ECM (Germany), 2011. Used ...
Nice rollicking track with a good stompin' feel to it, and some very tasty organ. Oddly, the first part is the instrumental one – and we like it a bit more than the vocal side. Nice live "party" feel in the studio, too. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record