Quite possibly the most righteous work ever from The Counts – a move away from the heavier funk of their Westbound years, and a shift into some great jazz-based material! The vibe here draws heavily on the electric keyboard scene of the early 70s – with echoes of Lonnie Liston Smith's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and partially unglued seam.)
Classic recording of Crumb's "Black Angels", performed by the electricized New York String Quartet, featuring Paul Zukofsky. Zukofsky also performs on the other two pieces, composed by Charles Jones. (Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Insanely wonderful work from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – one of his rare King albums, sides we like almost better than his work for Prestige! The format here is clear and simple – hard-grooving tenor sax, organ, and percussion – all recorded in a raw and echoey format that gives the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split spine and top seam with pieces of tape, a light stain at the bottom, and a name in pen on back.)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Misty ... LP Moodsville/Prestige, 1960. Very Good ...
Great work from the famous team that featured Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor and Shirley Scott on organ – recorded here in the mellow, open-ended setting of Prestige Records' Moodsville label – a perfect setting for the late nite stylings of the pair! There's a slight more groove to this ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in a Moodsville cover, which has a split spine & some wear.)
A 70s 2LP set that brings together two of Miles' seminal mid 50s sessions for Prestige – Musings of Miles and Miles. The albums are united in that they both feature work by the Red Garland Trio on rhythm (Red, Philly Joe Jones, and either Paul Chambers or Oscar Pettiford) – and the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thelonious Monk wrote the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it almost his own here – blowing with a subtly moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has two cutout holes and some creases on one corner.)
Dazz Band keep it plenty live on this early 80s gem – a killer set from the group's hit run for Motown! The set's got a bouncy groove that's very much in the best Motown funk style at the time – lots of bass at the bottom, and plenty tight on production – but never as smooth or ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most obscure Buddy DeFranco sessions of the 50s – and one that's right on par with his best work for Verve at the time! As with other strong sets by Buddy of the time, the style here is rooted in swing but has plenty of bop inflections – and the tracks are mostly all past ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Vinyl has marks that click on two tracks. Cover has light wear, with a peeled mark from sticker removal in one corner.)
A beautiful album of soul tracks that has the Dells performing a number of new tracks ("Like It Is"), and doing new versions of some old favorites ("Like It Was"), with swirling baroque production by Charles Stepney that transforms the older ones into nice new tracks with a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cut corner and moderate peeling along the spine from moisture.)
Milton DeLugg and his orchestra play the groovy "Theme From UNCLE", plus some other incidental music from the show, like "Illya" and "Night People". The set also includes tracks from other 60s shows, like Mr. Novak, Flipper, Bonanza, and Peyton Place. Plus, Richard ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Derek & The Dominos —
Layla ... LP Atco, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Before Anti-Pop, before Blackalicious, before Del there was the Divine Styler. The original forward thinking abstract lyricist's debut LP thankfully isn't quite as left field as its follow up Spiral Walls Containing Autumns Of Light, but it's an essential piece of hip history, and way, way ahead ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and a few creases.)
It seems like when this came out, critics, promoters, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Mo Wax/A&M, including the printed inner sleeves.)
A massive classic from Lou Donaldson's funky years with Idris Muhammad on drums – an album that's filled with lots of bottom-heavy grooves, plus some great work on alto, guitar, and organ! Muhammad's drums are in fine fine form here – right up there with his other LD Blue Note work, if ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has some wear and a light stain on one corner.)
The Dramatics hit an 80s groove mood here – and as on their clubbier sides from the end of the 70s, the vocals are still wonderful – and more than anything, the set's a strong soul-based set that still has the group at the top of their game! Ballads actually sparkle the best here ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Familiar numbers – but done quite nicely, thanks to the warm early talents of Kenny Drew! The style here is a bit more lyrically evocative than some of the other Riverside piano work of the time – less modern-tinged, but still in a really expressive way that unlocks new corners of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with the microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, heavy aging on the back and a split bottom seam.)
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has edge wear and a small split on the top seam.)
A pivotal moment for Bob Dylan – and maybe one of THE albums of the 60s! The newly-electrified Dylan really takes off here – putting more punch and bit into his already-strong lyrical approach – and twisting things in amazing ways that still leave us breathless all these many ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album for Dylan – featuring complicated dark little numbers like "All Along The Watchtower", "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest", "I Am A Lonesome Hobo", "I Pity The Poor Immigrant", "The Wicked Messenger", "As I Went ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)
Hamza El Din —
Eclipse ... LP Pacific Arts, 1978. Very Good+ ...
A great high concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some smudges on back.)
Keith Emerson —
Honky ... LP Ariola (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Brian Eno's second installment in the Ambient series – a set of recordings done in collaboration with Harold Budd – who'd almost go on to carry the torch for this style more than Eno! The tracks are as spare and atmospheric as the previous Ambient album – but are also almost a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy heavy funk from the mighty Yvonne Fair – a 70s bad soul sister that we'd rank right up there with Betty Davis! Yvonne got her start working with James Brown in a sweeter mode, but by the time of this mid 70s debut, she'd hit a really hard-wailing sort of style – one that had the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the cover with the red border, with a cut corner.)
Good album by this female-male-female soul trio, with a lot of tracks written and arranged by Van McCoy, with the good New York soul sound that he was laying down with groups like this in the days before he hit the disco. Zulema's on vocals, and she also wrote a few tracks. Cuts include "God ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and small seam splits.)
Quality production all the way through by The Beatnuts, Diamond D, Showbiz and Lord Finesse, with scratches by Rob Swift and Rock Raider. Features guest appearances by Grand Puba (that to our ears anyway, sound better than his solo stuff from that time), Diamond D, Kool G Rap, Apache, and King Sun. ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
One of the best albums that "Fat" Larry James and his band ever cut for Stax – funky soul mixed with smooth east coast production, kind of an extension of the indie sound of groups on labels like Buddah and Roulette in the mid 70s, taken up a few more notches, and handled with a lot ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great Pablo Records efforts to revisit the jazz sound of the 50s – but in fresh new ways allowed by the freer recording modes of the 70s! The album features Ella Fitgerald and Joe Pass, plus nobody else – just voice and guitar coming together in quiet, introspective ways ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Flaming Lips —
Terror ... LP Warner, 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Fleetwood Mac —
Rumours ... LP Warner, 1977. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has aging and some wear.)
One of a number of self-released albums from Indiana pianist Billy Foster – done in a style that's partly fusion, partly straight jazz – in the mode that was often mixed up together by bigger labels at the end of the 70s, a decade before the time of this set. Billy's clearly got a soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Half & Half has a unique gimmick, one that points the way towards Frankie's solo career to come – in that it features half tunes sung by the whole group, and half tunes sung by Frankie solo! Yet even despite this fact, there's a really unified feel to the record – one that no doubt ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge hit for Aretha Franklin – and a record that brought her famous vocals to a whole new generation of listeners! The sound is definitely different than before – a change from both the deep soul of Atlantic years, and the initial classy approach of her time at Arista – and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice one! The album's a classic batch of early 80s electro – featuring 8 NYC breakin' cuts produced by Arthur Baker, and featuring John Rocca on lead vocals. A bit poppy, sure – and we'll be the first to admit that we kind of wrinkled our nose at this one back in the day. But after ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary bit of funk – and a killer record from one of the most unique guitarists ever! George Freeman's got a sound and a style unlike any other player we can think of – an approach to funky guitar that's often got a really hard touch on the strings, and which gets nice and noisy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly wonderful record! Back in the day, we remember that we didn't like these later P-Funk albums because they weren't as druggy, trippy, or guitar heavy as the early stuff. Now, though, they sound pretty darn sweet to our ears – especially this one, which has lots of cool pre-elec ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the censored cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
An insane classic from one of the wildest funk bands ever! According to reports, George Clinton and the band cut this set in a marathon 48-hour stretch in the studio – working like mad all night and day long, after dropping a motherlode of some mighty fine acid! We don't know if that story's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the lyric sleeve but missing the 45. Labels have a name written in pen.)
Nothing too confidential here, given the openness that Serge Gainsbourg brings to his music – and a great early 60s session that has Serge working with spare jazz backing, courtesy of bassist Michel Gaudry and guitarist Elek Bacsik! With no other percussion, piano, or orchestral backings to ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Here you go – every groover you'd ever want by the Gap Band, on one LP! Titles include "Burn Rubber", "You Dropped A Bomb On Me", "Shake", "Yearning For Your Love", "Outstanding", and "Party Train". Whomp that bass! (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear and an unglued bottom seam.)
Back in the days before the Wu Tang empire, Genius cut this LP for Cold Chillin, not a bad record, but one he'd likely rather forget. Includes "Life Of A Drug Dealer", "The Genius Is Slammin", "Those Were The Days", "What Are Silly Girls Made Of", "Words ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features performances by Pearl Bailey, Sammy Davis Jr, Sidney Poitier, and Dorothy Dandridge. (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Masterwoks pressing.)
Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto —
Getz Au Go Go ... LP Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent small group work from vibist Terry Gibbs – just the kind of set that shows why he was one of the best known players on his instrument in the 50s! Gibbs has a clear, clean style here that's never too laidback, nor too prone to over-done flourishes – a style that was born in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration due to aging, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)
One side of work by Gibbs' sextet – with Don Elliott on mellophone, Howard McGhee on trumpet, and Horace Silver or Billy Taylor on piano. One side by the orchestra of Mary Lou Williams – with Morris Lane on tenor! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams and some wear, with staining on the back along the spine and bottom seam.)
Killer work by Astrud Gilberto – very different than her Verve sides of the 60s! The album was produced by Astrud, arranged by Deodato – and has that wonderful warm full jazz feel of her classic album on CTI, but also a bit more like some of the funky work of Jorge Ben at the time ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the moodiest Verve albums from Astrud Gilberto – a set that has some surprising arrangements by Gil Evans – working here on one of his few 60s dates with a singer! Astrud's blue-tinged vocals work perfectly with Evans' backdrops – and Al Cohn also takes over the helm on ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Joao Gilberto —
Amoroso ... LP Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Pretty sweet stuff from Joao Gilberto – featuring a core jazz combo playing along with a larger set of arrangements, in a manner that's similar to some of Jobim's work from the 70s. The album features a nice vocal version of Jobim's "Wave" and "Zingaro", plus the tracks ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Al takes over the whole deal with this one – as the record features him writing, producing, arranging, and even playing lead guitar! Of course, he gets a bit of help – from Fred Jordan and Reuben Fairfax, whose names are hidden in smaller type, under the message on the back that says ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Walkin, Talkin, and Wailin – one of Bennie Green's most soulful sessions, and a monster groover that shows that Blue Note could cook with the best when they wanted to! Bennie's working here with a great little group – featuring core rhythms by the Gildo Mahones trio, plus some great ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groove Armada —
Lovebox ... LP Jive (UK), 2003. Very Good 3LP Gatefold ...
(New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear and a sticker spot.)
Stefan Grossman —
Hot Dog ... LP Kicking Mule, 1972. Very Good ...
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Earl & Carl Grubbs – The Visitors —
Motherland ... LP Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ...
Fantastic work from the team of Earl & Carl Grubbs – alto and tenor sax playing brothers, with Coltrane as a firm inspiration, and a talent for blowing unbridled emotive spiritual soul jazz, in the best manner of early 70s heavyweights like Gary Bartz or Billy Harper. The album features ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch, edge wear, and index labels on the spine and near the top.)
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker.)
One of the grooviest albums ever from the pair of Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete – a set of longer-than-usual tunes that really lets both players open up nicely! The setting is quite spare – just bass and drums behind Bola's guitar and Vince's piano – although there's a bossa/samba ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine and a split top seam held with tape.)
Sweet grooving from Lani Hall – a record that's a long way from her roots in Brasil 66, but which has some surprisingly nice touches at times! Herb Alpert produced – and handled arrangements along with Lani and Michel Colombier – and it may well be Colombier's highly rhythmic ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
One that we heard way too much when it was out, but which we kind of love now! The album's part of H&O's great comeback years in the early 80s – a time when they were mixing their white boy soul with some nice 80s groove and electro touches, often going for a spare mix of groove and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groovy little collection that features a few previously-unissued tracks from the great early years of Hall & Oates at Atlantic Records – plus a few tracks from other label releases as well! The unissued numbers are all from 1973, and done with Arif Mardin's help in the studio – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chico Hamilton —
Master ... LP Enterprise, 1974. Very Good ...
A totally excellent bit of funk from Chico Hamilton – working with a great group that more than helps their leader live up to the album's title! The record's a real lost gem – and it's got Chico working in much funkier territory than before, grooving with complicated rhythms, and a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal jazz funk session of the 70s – Herbie Hancock's legendary meeting with The Headhunters, and a killer batch of tunes that really gave the combo their name! Herbie's playing a wide range of keys here – including Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and Arp – but almost even better is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)
A sublime early 70 set of rustic-accented folk, soul & blues from Tim Hardin that's heavy on covers – with tunes penned by Willie Dixon, Randy Newman, and others – in a soulful rock mode that's just ragged enough to give it a loose charm unlike any of Hardin's earlier work! Tim's ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album