A wickedly funky album from Stanley Clarke – perhaps his most fully-formed album of the Columbia years, and a set that really brings together his jazz and soul styles! There's a definite R&B vibe going on, but it's also one that's still quite heavy on bass work from Stanley – a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear & partially unglued seams.)
Later work from Otis Clay, but also one of his greatest albums ever! The record features him with some fuller arrangements than usual – in less of a bluesy mode than during the Hi years, with a smooth sound that really brings out a whole new side of his style. The set was recorded in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
By the time of this one, Dennis had been producing a fair bit of club tracks for Westbound – and it certainly shows in the record, which has a smoother sound than before, and a more spacious soulful groove. However, there's actually still a fair bit of funk in the mix – and Dennis' own ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a light mark from sticker removal.)
The team of Coltrane and Mobley seems like a strange pairing from the perspective of the history books – but at the time, the pair were two of the brightest new stars on the tenor, each with a sound and style that would make them huge, so it was no surprise that they were brought together for ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, masking tape and some splitting on the seams, some pen, some light stains, and some peeled spots on the front and back.)
Comets On Fire —
Avatar ... LP Sub Pop, 2006. Near Mint- ...
There's Smurfs on the cover of this one, but the album's no cartoony effort – and is instead one of the nicest Chick Corea albums of the 70s! The sound here is nicely restrained from some of Chick's more ambitious records – and is done in a way that almost recalls some of Bob James' ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a mark from sticker removal.)
A great relic – not only of the time, when drugs were exploding on the public consciousness, but also of Cosby's career – when he was making the shift from hip African-American comic into his 70s kid-centric mode! The set – as you'd guess from the title – has Bill talking ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track four. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with a sticker on the back.)
Bill Cosby —
Revenge ... LP Warner, 1967. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Brilliantly sparkling pop from The Cowsills – baroquely breezy and Sunshiney wonderful! This gem of a late 60s set has the group really moving away from their folksy roots – working with larger arrangements from Artie Schroeck, Herb Bernstein, and Charlie Calello that blend strings and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very nice heavy funk material, recorded by The Crusaders right at the pivotal time when they were moving from straigher soul jazz to a nice electric 70s groove! The record features some excellent original compositions by the band – like "Crossfire", "Unsung Heroes", " ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy stuff! The album features Johnny Dankworth's fab score for Modesty Blaise – the sexy slinky British queen of international adventure, played by Monica Vitti in the 1966 film. The soundtrack's got some great jazzy numbers, a few variations on the theme, and some weird groovy tracks ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(60s Canadian pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole in the corner.)
One of the most deeply spiritual albums ever recorded by pianist Anthony Davis – a classic 70s set for Sackville, done with a quartet that includes Leroy Jenkins on violin, Abdul Wadud on cello, and Pheeroan Ak Laff on drums! The use of violin and cello next to Davis' piano is extremely ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a light water stain near the bottom.)
Miles Davis —
Big Fun ... LP Columbia, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the great Miles 70s groove albums – an album that's often as funky as you might expect from the cover, with a sound that's gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The noise of previous electric sessions is nicely toned down a bit here – leaving lots more room for ... (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
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has thick tape on all seams, stickers and ink stamps on front, and ink stamps inside the gatefold.)
A seminal session from the team of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – not nearly as "cookin" (at least in a blowing session way) as you might guess from the title, but instead a beautiful example of the lyrically modern explorations the pair created together! Rhythm is by the trio ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's nothing "silent" here – as the album's a bold entry in the electric years of Miles Davis – one that still features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams – but which also expands the lineup considerably – really reaching out ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some peeling along the opening from tape removal.)
Way more than just a simple version of work from Porgy & Bess – and instead, a key collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans – done with a sound that really transforms the tunes! True, the work here is all based on George Gershwin's original compositions – but through ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear, a small split on the bottom seam, fading on the spine, and some stains on the back.)
Insanely wonderful stuff! Live, Sammy D was the most entertaining of all the rat pack – as you'll hear on this excellent concert from 1963 – one of the few recordings that really captures Sammy's genius in all aspects of his talents! The album's got some great straight jazz vocal ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, edge wear, and some wrinkles in the gloss.)
The first album ever released by Sammy Davis Jr – a great debut for Decca Records, filled with a range of tunes that beautifully sum up his many talents! The Sam heard here is a fair bit straighter than the Sammy D of later Ratpack years – an amazing young singer with a really ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original Decca pressing. Cover has some wear, with partially split top and bottom seams.)
Tracks include "U Can Do (Life)", "My Writes", "Oooh", "Thru Ya City", "IC Y'all", "View", "Set The Mood", "All Good?", "Declaration", "Squat!", "Words From The Chief Rocker", "With ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wilbur DeParis may be working at Symphony Hall in Boston, but the sound here is pure New Orleans jazz all the way through – played in a tight small combo setting that features Wilbur on both slide and valve trombone, alongside Sidney DeParis on cornet, Omer Simeon on clarinet, Sonny White on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has remnants of a small sticker.)
The third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A number of the tracks here had already risen to fame before the album's release as singles – and these are mixed with some additional tracks that are ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic East Coast harmony soul! This is one of the best-ever albums of the genre, and it's a massive collection of the Delfonics mighty singles from the early 70s. Thom Bell did all the arrangements and wrote nearly all the songs – 11 tracks in all: "La La Means I Love You", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Derek & The Dominos —
Layla ... LP Atco, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
One of the undisputed masterpieces LPs of 70s soul! William De Vaughn may never be remembered for anything else – and the poor guy will always be mistaken for Curtis Mayfield by record shoppers everywhere – but he really out-Curtised Curtis on the super-dope original version of "Be ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most stylistically sprawling fusion efforts we can think of – with a vibe that stretches from spacey atmospherics, to muscular riffing, to Latin and Middle Eastern influences – and that's just the in the opening track! The personnel is pretty amazing – with Eddie Colon ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that has some incredible interplay between the vibes of Walt Dickerson and bass of Richard Davis – both players who've already had a long resume of creative music by the time of this session, yet coming together here in ways that are completely new and fresh! Dickerson's often in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)
Bo Diddley/Muddy Waters/Little Walter —
Super Blues ... LP Chess, 1967. Very Good- ...
A Chicago blues trifecta – and the first time ever that Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Little Waters ever worked together! The set's got a raw power that definitely lives up to the title – a wicked mix of raw guitars, rough rhythms, and some wonderfully soulful vocals – all served ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
While we still love those early NWA singles, this album by the DOC earns top honors from the glory days of Ruthless. Nice mic skills paired with tight, funky production from Dr. Dre before he got bogged down in the G-funk sound are the winning formula here. 13 tracks in all, including "The ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a light stain at the bottom.)
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent funky work from Lou – and a groundbreaking record that was the first to feature him playing on Blue Note with drummer Idris Muhammad – who is listed on the session under his birth name, Leo Morris! Muhammad gives the album that crackling funky bottom sound that instantly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A steppers classic, and a sweet set of smooth tracks too! Titles include "Woman Of The World", "The Captain Of Her Heart", "Urban Nomads", "Love Is A Plane", "Tomorrow", "Your Prayer Takes Me Off", and "I Know A Place". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The Trinity —
Streetnoise ... LP Atlantic, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by Brian Auger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavy name, but a surprisingly light little set – one that features some great interplay between keyboards and guitar, but never in a way that's too jamming or overdone! Dry Jack are an overlooked fusion combo from the end of the 70s, and one who show that there was still plenty of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet bit of modern funk from George Duke – working here in a mode that's definitely tighter and more soul-based than his trippier albums of the early 70s – but also in a groove that's pretty darn sweet! George wonderfully blends together his jazz roots and some of the wider soul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Labels have some marker. Cover has wear.)
Some of the darkest acoustic work that Dylan ever recorded – and filled with beautiful songs like "With God On Our Side", "North Country Blues", "Only A Pawn In Their Game", "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll", "Boots Of Spanish Leather", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a mark from price sticker removal, clear tape along the bottom seam, and light wear.)
A sweet set of vocal group tunes from the Dynamic Superiors – arranged with a bit more of a high stepping groove than some of the other Motown work of the time. Backings are handled by a range of talents that includes Paul Riser, William Eaton, Al Gorgoni, and Horace Ott – but the real ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stellar grooves from Charles Earland – a great mix of jazz, soul, and funk – put together in a way that's quite different from his previous records on Prestige or Mercury Records! The sound here is tight 80s soul – put together by Tom Tom Washington, who gives the whole thing a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer work by Charles Earland – a back to basics set of grooving tunes that are cut in the best soul jazz mode of earlier years! Earland heads a great group that includes Jimmy Ponder on guitar, George Coleman on tenor, and Walter Perkins on drums – and the set swings high, wide, and ... (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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album recorded by underground Chicago tenor wailer Cozy Eggleston – recorded nearly 15 years after his first one, the massive Grand Slam, and with a similar approach, but one that's been softened by the styles of the times. The great Karl Johnson is still on organ, but he also ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Original cast production of this semi-popular musical from the early 70s – a collection of South African tunes performed by a large uncredited cast. The tunes have a nice groove that's sort of in the Miriam Makeba soul mode, mixed with others that get a bit more folksy and use a lot of ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bubbles in the gloss and small stickers.)
An early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original tri-color steamboat label mono pressing. Cover has surface wear, a split spine, and mostly split bottom seam.)
A beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)
Eleventh House with Larry Coryell —
Aspects ... LP Arista, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We've always loved Duke Ellington's soundtracks, and this is one of his best! The score is a moody introspective one, written for a 1961 film that starred Paul Newman as a frustrated jazz musician living in Paris. The "Paris Blues" theme is a dark, somber composition that is supposedly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has remnants of a small sticker.)
Emerson Lake & Palmer —
Works Vol 1 ... LP Atlantic, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
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(White label pressing. Cover has some wear & a mark from sticker removal.)
The genius of Juan Garcial Esquivel is turned towards a host of tunes from a variety of global sources – including "Dark Eyes", "Hungarian Rhapsody No 2", "Torna A Sorrento", "In A Persian Market", "Tico Tico", "April in Portugal", ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo pressing! Nice copy, save for a small vintage price sticker in one corner.)
Nice Milestone 2-fer collected and remastered in 1975, of the Riverside LP Everybody Digs Bill Evans, an unreleased trio side and one outtake from the Interplay sessions. The first set finds Bill in his typical piano trio setting, joined by Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones, but has several of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, promo sticker, some wear, and a hype sticker.)
Snake ... LP Kama Sutra, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
A great set of tropical soul from Exuma – uniquely crafted in his own blend of folk, rock, country, and Carribean influences! The sound here is very relaxed and festive – with other singers often joining in on the tunes, and an overall format that has Exuma playing acoustic guitar and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from Fantastic Four – who are really hitting their stride vocally, moving into a whole new sound from their work in the late 60s. The groove is a mix of 70s harmony soul and early Westbound disco – and the longish tracks get quite involved, both vocally and arrangement-wise ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and some seam splitting.)
A rare Latin outing from trumpeter Art Farmer – one that has him working with the mighty Cuban arranger Chico O'Farrill! The grooves here are hardly "Aztec", as Chico brings a hip postwar vibe to the session – a blend of American jazz and Latin rhythms that's totally great, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)
Mikki Farrow —
Mikki ... LP Emerald International, 1982. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Late Philly soul – a batch of smooth modern numbers sung by Mikki and featuring production and arrangements by Norman Harris! The centerpiece of the album is the club track "Itching For Love", which is presented here in both a long vocal and dub version – but there's actually ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Never Enough Time". Cover has some wear and an unglued bottom seam.)
A groovy record from Jose – with his best kind of crossover feel! It's an unusual title – one that refers to the first track on the record, recorded by Jose Feliciano at age 10 – and the rest of the material included, done when Jose was 23 years old. It's a mixture of American ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, with original textured cover.)
A beautiful little live album from Jose Feliciano – recorded in London at the end of the 60s, with a sound that's often more stripped down than his studio work of the time! Jose's on vocals and guitar, backed by only a bit of bass and percussion – so the record's almost got the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early Pablo recordings from Ella Fitzgerald – captured in performance in Nice in 1971, with a trio led by Tommy Flanagan on piano! The set's got a nice medley titled "The Bossa Scene" – almost worth the price of the record alone! (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest takes ever on the Porgy & Bess score – done in duet format by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, in a fuller spirit than their other albums for Verve! Like many late 50s albums of Gershwin's score, this one was issued in advance of the film with Sidney Poitier – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing with deep groove and book! Vinyl has some marks that click on Side 1. Cover has a half split top seam.)
A groovy little move for Five Special – a set that still has the best funkier touches of their previous album, but which also brings in some more electro elements as well! There's a wicked groove on the guitar here – at least on the more upbeat tracks – kind of a riffing edge ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album