A real corker from Benny Carter's revival period at the end of the 50s – a large group session recorded with a very strong horn section, arranged and produced by Benny himself! The album's got a "calendar" gimmick – in that each of the 12 songs feature a month in the name ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ron Carter gets sweet and funky on this 70s classic for Kudu Records – a set that's a fair bit different than some of Carter's acoustic trio sides of the decade, or some of his more high-concept work in recent years! The approach here is free and flowing – larger arrangements penned by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)
Catch ... LP Dot, Early 70s. Sealed ...
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Groovy stuff from Chad & Jeremy – a rare soundtrack, but one of their best albums from the 60s! The album's got loads of jangle-happy tunes done in a 60s mode that recalls the best of the post-Brit Invasion years – guitars upfront, dreamy vocals, and more complicated orchestrations ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back.)
Paul Chambers —
Go ... LP Vee Jay, 1959. Fair ...
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A rare non-Blue Note date as a leader from bassist Paul Chambers – and one of his hardest cooking dates in the studio! The session breaks out a bit from some of Chambers' more concept-based work of the time – and has him opening up strongly with an all-star group that includes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original maroon label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam, split bottom seam, a name in pen on front, and a large name in marker on back.)
One of the biggest albums ever from The Chambers Brothers – a set that helped them cross over big into the mainstream – shaking off their previous folksy roots with a rumbling approach to psychedelic soul! The record's got a much heavier groove than any of the group's previous work ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album for Ray – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! The Raelettes back Ray up on most tracks – and other tracks ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label 60s pressing.)
Clifton Chenier —
Live ... LP Arhoolie, 1972. Very Good+ ...
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(Includes the insert.)
Chicago II ... LP Columbia, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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Chicago's second album – not as familiar as the first, and with some really great moments! The group is working here in the same extended-length format as on their debut, going for some more complicated tunes spread across the album's double length – jazzy riffing still firmly in place ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky disco work from CJ & Co – one of those groups that really seemed to make the best transition from the earlier Westbound years into the storming disco sound of the later 70s! The group's working here under key production from Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey – storming to the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some tape residue and smuding around the edges, and some light stains on back.)
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a split spine.)
What can we say? Bootsy's on top of the world here – not only The Player Of The Year, but also the most soulful artist in the P-Funk stable, and a master of the smooth, sly, slinky groove that would forever be taken up by bands from LA – both in the immediate soul years and in later ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the die-cut glasses. Cover has some light wear and small stains.)
Bootsy Collins steps strongly from the shadow of George Clinton here – and wrote, arranged, and produced most of the album himself! Of course, George was having plenty of his own troubles at the time – but that only allowed Bootsy to take the helm even more, and step out with a batch ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal 70s work from one of the most righteous jazz musicians ever! On this set, Alice Coltrane moves past the rawer spiritual sound of her Impulse albums – working with a more focused vision and an approach to jazz that takes her way past the identity of just being "Mrs Coltrane" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tenors can't get any more conclaved than this – as the record brings together 4 players on the instrument in a great match from 2 of the best sides of 50s jazz! John Coltrane and Hank Mobley represent the more open, soulful side of the spectrum – and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims the tighter, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Con Funk Shun —
Touch ... LP Mercury, 1980. Very Good ...
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A killer from Con Funk Shun – one of the few mainstream funk groups who actually managed to sound better and better with each new record – and on this set, they really seem to come into their own! The group's sound was always suited better to a smoother groove than a rougher one – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light wear. Label has a bit of pen.)
Top-shelf soul from Arthur Conley – a singer who isn't always given the same sort of nod as other Atlantic artists of the time, but who's right up there with the best 60s talents on the label! Conley's really learned some lessons from his mentor Otis Redding here – and as with Redding ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Sam's greatest hits from the RCA years – including "Twistin The Night Away", "Having A Party", "Good Times", "Another Saturday Night", "Cupid", "Wonderful World", "When A Boy Falls In Love", "Only 16", "Chain ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Collection of Sam Cooke's wonderful soul for RCA, compiled just after his untimely death. The set's divided into more uptempo numbers on the first side, and Sam's great ballads on the flip, all with his rich voice ringing clearly on top. Features "Shake", "Yeah Man", 'Win ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has initials and a name in marker. Label has some marker..)
Cordon Bleu —
Solution ... LP Rocket/MCA, 1975. Very Good+ ...
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A pretty nice set of 70s fusion – rock-influenced at times, but still pretty spare, jazzy, and with some nice funky moments! The best tracks are the ones in which the band kicks back and opens up over a jam – stretching out with some spacious work on guitar, sax, and keyboards – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Juice Crew classic, in spite of some less than stellar moments like "Turn This House Into A Home", though Craig G's so fierce on the mic on cuts like "Shootin' The Gift", that we can forgive him for the few tracks on this LP that don't quite live up to that standard. Hyped ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
An overlooked gem on Stax Records – one of the only records ever cut by Bettye Crutcher – also a songwriter with the label, but a hell of a singer on her own! Bettye's got a style here that's very unique – still in a Stax mode, but a bit more sophisticated too – with a ... (Soul) read moreLP, 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 some key material from Miles first few years at Prestige – tunes that were mostly issued on the albums Early Miles and Conception. The work is about as classic as you can get from Miles' early years – with players that include Sonny Rollins on tenor, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid 60s career – music played with a frenetic energy that even blows away the famous studio sessions of the time! The group here is a landmark lineup – young modernists Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam, some staining, wear, and some peeled spots inside the gatefold.)
One of the nicest moments from Milt Jackson in the 50s – an open-ended blowing session cut with Miles Davis, in a mode that's even better than Jackson's work for Savoy at the time! The style is very much in the key Davis mode on Prestige – with Jackie McLean in the group on alto sax, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC pressing, with RVG etching and deep groove. Cover has a split spine and some stains on back.)
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)
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
A polished 80s effort from Debarge, with a number of pretty big hits for the group. Not too long ago we might have ignored this record, but with a little more age on them, these 80s pop soul efforts are going down a lot more easily for us. Not earth shattering stuff by any means, but a nice piece ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
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.)
As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is more of a shared effort that has Buddy and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams, yellowed tape residue along the top and bottom, some wear, and a couple of small stains.)
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has heavy wear and split seams. Label has some pen.)
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
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wicked reinvention of the sound of Bo Diddley – a set that electrifies his groove even more than before – and takes him into the same mix of funk and blues that Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf were exploring at the time! This album's right up there with the two Cadet/Chess classics by ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wrinkles in the paste-on and a light cup stain on back.)
Tracks include "Live On Stage", "Worst Comes To Worst", "Clockwork", "Trade Money", "Heavy Rotation" featuring Tha Liks, "Self Defense", "Phil Da Agony Interlude", "Proper Propaganda", "Dilated Junkies" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is it – the classic stormer by Bill Doggett that made his group a hit with all the kids! The album features the original two-part version of "Honky Tonk", plus the rarer "Honky Tonk Number Three", which as a wailing bit of vocals next to the chorus. Other tracks ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has wide clear tape on the top seam and spine.)
Eric Dolphy & Ron Carter —
Magic ... LP Prestige, 1961/1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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Excellent Prestige double LP reissue that pairs Eric Dolphy's classic Far Cry LP with Ron Carter's early Where? set. Dolphy and Carter play on both records, and they're joined by players like Jaki Byard, Roy Haynes, Booker Little, and Mal Waldron. Classic genius Dolphy material, with the tracks ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lou Donaldson —
Cosmos ... LP Blue Note, 1971. Very Good+ ...
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An overlooked funky gem from Lou Donaldson – a later date for Blue Note, done in a style that's a bit expanded from his small combo sets of the 60s – but still filled with plenty of soul and groove! The lineup features core key players Leon Spencer on Hammond, Melvin Sparks on guitar, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has some wear and an index label on back.)
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.)
In the universe of Kool Keith projects, lyrically, this one is maybe closest to the "Sex Style" LP. But the production is better than both "Sex Style" and Dr Octagon. We're guessing the reason is that Kool Keith had more to do with the production on this one. There's more ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
The Drifters' last full album for Atlantic Records – and a rock-solid set that may well be one of their best for the label in the 60s! The album's heavy on those lightly loping tunes that the group virtually invented a few years before – that slightly-sweetened approach to soul that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and some stains on the back.)
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
Dylan's wonderful foray into country rock – the great Nashville Skyline! He takes his voice into a strangely crooning arena that we hadn't heard from him before or since, kinda adding a mysterious vibe of the whole thing. Titles include a duet with Johnny Cash on "Girl From The North ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
A monster – and Charles Earland's second album for Prestige, the follow-up to his groundbreaking Black Talk album! This set's as great as that classic set – a tight batch of groovers that features Earland's Hammond work right out front, grooving away in a soaring, exploratory style ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)
Charles Earland —
Intensity ... LP Prestige, 1972. Near Mint- ...
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A wonderfully-named session – as Charles Earland plays here with an intensity that's undeniable! The album marks a key shift for Earland – one away from the more standard soul jazz mode, into a realm of looser, freer rhythms that really take off from the start – knowing no end on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real killer from Earland! The record swings incredibly hard, with a tight jazzy groove that sounds like his early work for Prestige from the first few albums. The band includes lesser known players like trumpeter Elmer Coles, alto player James Vass, and conga player Kenneth Nash – but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Echo & The Bunnymen —
Porcupine ... LP Sire/Korova, 1983. Very Good+ ...
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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
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of minor seam splitting, and some light stains on the back.)
Bill Evans meets Bill Evans – in a uniquely-styled session that features overdubbed solo lines from Bill, creating a multi-piano sound that's really great! The approach sounds gimmicky, but it's not – and Evans carries all the sensitivity you might expect from the title and image on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains along the spine and part of the opening, some pen inside the gatefold, and a bit of light wear.)
Pure genius from The Ex, whose revolutionary style of noise punk (in the aural sense and in agenda) is firing masterfully on this early 90s set – making aggressive, tuneful, caustic and consistently riveting magic with the accompaniment of cellist Tom Cora! At a time when the so-called ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2010 Mississippi/Domino Sound reissue. Cover has light wear.)
Mindblowing work from Roberta Flack – an album that should be in the collection of any fan of righteous soul music! Forget all the wimpier modes of Flack's later years – because here, the young Roberta is a vision of positive power and spiritual soul – a singer with roots in jazz ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of stains on the back, and a bit of fading and minor splitting on the seams.)
Great small combo work by Roberta Flack, recorded early in her career, when she was still one of the hippest things around – and it's among her best records! Roberta's really come into her own as vocalist at this point and solidifying here personal style – with that clear tone and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a staple in one corner.)
Flaming Lips —
Terror ... LP Warner, 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Fleetwood Mac —
Live ... LP Warner, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some light wear.)