Not Found (404)

We're sorry, but the page you're looking for is missing, hiding, or maybe it moved somewhere else and forgot to tell you.

Please feel free to browse our selection. Perhaps you will find something you like!


Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
A huge amount of material from the lovely Donna Loren – star of both the big and the small screen in the 60s – and a surprisingly great singer, too! The package features singles, unreleased tracks, and Loren's classic Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo – which has great work from ... CD (Rock)
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch (pic cover)
A much-needed set of work from the legendary Ray Frazier and his Shades Of Madness group – an artist who only cut a handful of singles, all of them great! The title makes a lot of promises as to the grooves within the set – but it definitely delivers as well – and shows what a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
Isis Voyage
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to ... CD (Jazz)
Jemelatu
Custom, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the few rare records of African-tinged soul cut by percussionist Oscar Sulley in Chicago during the 70s – issued on the small Custom Records label, which was essentially a vanity press! Don't let that obscurity stop you, though – because the set's a real treasure, and one that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
Independent Black Jazz Of America (paperback)
Rittor (Japan), 2014. New Copy Book
A really important book for any fan of American spiritual jazz of the 70s – a mixture of essays and discographies, with a focus on some of the best labels of the scene – including Strata East, Black Jazz, Tribe, Nimbus, and many others – plus some key entries from overseas as well! ... Book (Books)
Magic Of Hokis Pokis
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these ... CD (Soul)
Therapy
Legere (Germany), 2014. New Copy
Some of the grooviest, funkiest work we've ever heard from New Mastersounds – and that's saying a lot, given how much we dig all their other records! We've been following these guys for over a decade, and they've never let us down – and they're one of the rare funky combos who really ... CD (Deep Funk)
Intergalactic Beings
FPE, 2014. New Copy
Mindblowing sounds from Chicago flute player Nicole Mitchell – a set of work inspired by the science fiction writings of Octavia Butler – with a striking style to match! Although the music has some arch qualities that live up to the darkness of Butler's writings, the performance here ... CD (Jazz)
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy
These guys are really on fire this time around – and turn in one of the most searing performances we've ever heard from a contemporary funky combo! Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro hail from Japan, and have really earned our attention with their previous funky records – but this time around ... CD (Deep Funk)
Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
Caetano Veloso looks like a bit of an old geezer on the back cover of this live set – but damn if he isn't still one of the most exciting talents in the world, even alongside most of the contemporary generation too! The performance is a concert that's very much in the spirit of the studio ... CD (Brazil)
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy
An album of tribal brilliance from Instant Funk – and a set that really has the group coming into their own! Instant Funk got their start as a backing combo for other acts on the Philly scene, but by the time of this classic album for Salsoul, they'd turned into a more fully-fledged group ... CD (Soul)
Conversations
Royal Potato, 2014. New Copy
One of the most solid records we've ever heard from drummer Stanton Moore – and a set that's got to be his greatest jazz session to date! Moore's still got all the playful kick he brought to his drums during more funk-based years – but he's working here in a trio with the wonderful ... CD (Deep Funk)
Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A much deeper dig into these legendary labels than we've ever seen before – spread out here on a 2CD collection that definitely earns the "rarities" promised in the title! The collection moves way past the bigger hits from Bobby Robinson's famous New York indie labels – and ... CD (Soul)
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
Rare funk, soul, and jazz – all with the same great gritty sound we've come to love from the Movements series! The collection is right in line with some of the excellent funky 45 reissues from the Tramp label – but the set also shows their deeper digging in recent years, and their ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
Columbia, 1970. New Copy 4CD
A massive moment for Miles Davis – legendary live performances at both the Fillmore East and Fillmore West from 1970 – presented here in their entirety for the first time ever! Part of the record features Miles' work that appeared in edited form on the Miles Davis At Fillmore record ... CD (Jazz)
Columbia, 1994. New Copy 2CD
20th anniversary edition of Nas's masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near ... CD (Hip Hop)
Afro Fire
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy
An Afro Funk combo, but one who really open up their groove, too – mixing in some great outside instrumentation that still stays close to the roots! The core combo is a sextet with a really firey brace of saxes in the lead – a pair of players, one of whom sometimes shifts to flute ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
Looking For Lazlo
Sudden Hunger (Italy), 2014. New Copy
Rory Moore plays two of our favorite instruments here – vibes and organ – but he's also got help from a great host of guest artists too – a range of singers and musicians who really help make for a rich range of sounds! The style is a very cool amalgam of space age styles, sound ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves)
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy
Quite an unusual album for trumpeter Howard McGhee – one that has the famous bop trumpeter working in a sweet "with strings" format – ala similar 50s sessions on Verve! Frank Hunter handles the larger group here – working the strings with some nice touches that go way ... CD (Jazz)
EMI, 2000. New Copy
The first-ever full length presentation of a legendary live set from D'Angelo – recorded early in his career, and working through a host of classic tunes that really add in a nice layer to his own great music! D'Angelo's caught here in the legendary temple of groove – London's Jazz ... CD (Neo Soul)
Africadelic
Aurora, Early 70s. New Copy
Incredibly funky work from Manu Dibango – a set that's easily as great as his classic Soul Makossa album – but which is a lot more obscure overall! The work's got a fiercely-jamming quality all the way through – lots of rumbling percussion at the bottom, and also a bit of ... CD (Global Grooves)
Whispers
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy
Wonderful Chicago soul from Jackie Wilson – one of the classic Brunswick albums he recorded in the Windy City – with stunning production by Carl Davis and arrangements by Sonny Sanders! The album's a perfect showcase for Wilson's incredible vocals – soaring out to new heights in ... CD (Soul)
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those ... CD (Funky Compilations)
Man Of Marble
Finders Keepers (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from Polish soundtrack artist Andrez Korzynski – done in a range of groovy styles that rivals some of the best Italian and French work of the time! At points, there's an all-out funky feel to the record that matches Euro cop/crime soundtracks with ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP
A special vinyl-only collection of work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop talents from the end of the 60s! Polnareff's got this quality that's unlike anyone else we can think of – very expressive, but without being overly emotive – sometimes crafting the ... LP, Vinyl record album (French)
Spectral
Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy
Wonderfully complicated reed lines from the team of Dave Rempis on alto and Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino sax – augmented here by trumpeter Darren Johnson, whose instrumental tones are a perfect fit for the record! The style of the set's a bit like some of Ochs' early material with Rova ... CD (Jazz)
Quadrama
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy
Sublime work from one of the true originals of 50s jazz! Gil Melle was a baritonist – but with a sound and approach that was completely unique – very different than bigger names on the instrument, like Jimmy Giuffre or Pepper Adams. He had an icy touch that was surprising for the ... CD (Jazz)
Love Keys
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1981. New Copy
An overlooked solo gem from Eddie Kendricks – recorded at a time when he was years past his solo Motown fame, but still burning strong on Atlantic Records! The set was recorded down in Alabama, and gives Eddie a slightly different setting – one that unlocks some really rich aspects of ... CD (Soul)
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1980. New Copy
Sweet grooves for an early 80s action film – penned by the great Franco Micalizzi, who'd done some tremendous work for Italian cop and crime movies in the 70s! The music here really draws on Franco's funky past – with lots of tight-stepping electric basslines that even make the ... CD (Soundtracks)
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy
A wonderful wonderful soul album from the great Gene Chandler – quite possibly our favorite work ever from this under-acknowledged Chicago singer! Chandler's way past his "Duke Of Earl" years on this record, and is hitting his stride as one of Chicago's best soul singers of the ... CD (Soul)
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy
The album definitely lives up to the title, and features the mighty Jack Teagarden in a number of small group settings – all with a straight ahead punch that gets away from some of the gimmicks of his other 50s sessions! Teagarden's trombone is still one of the sharpest instruments of his ... CD (Jazz)
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy
A 70s soul jazz classic – one of those albums we go back to again and again over the years for inspiration! The album was one of the first from young reed player Carlos Garnett – and it's virtually a super-session for the time – with a sublime lineup that perfectly blends ... CD (Jazz)
Chump Change, Early 60s. New Copy
A host of amazing productions from the legendary Joe Meek – the UK studio genius who made some really incredible music in the 60s! Joe had a sense of echo, space, and electronics that was unrivalled by anyone else working in London at the time – and his music here easily rivals the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Sentiments
Storyville/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy
A landmark set from The Hues Corporation – and a record that's really poised at the crossroads of 70s soul! The group are probably best known for the super-huge hit "Rock The Boat" – a tune that bubbled under in discos for months, then became one of the first mainstream ... CD (Soul)
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy
The last album ever from the mighty Otis Spann – and maybe one of the greatest, too! The set's got Otis working in a hip blend of blues and jazz – served up with some tight combo work from west coast players who include Tom Scott on tenor and flute, Max Bennett on bass, Luie Shelton on ... CD (Blues)
Tjak Tjaka Tchicai
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy
Pierre Dorge pays tribute to the late reedman John Tchicai – a frequent musical partner over the years, and a player who's shaped the sound of countless others on both sides of the Atlantic! Tchicai got his start with Archie Shepp on the New York scene of the 60s, but moved over to Denmark ... CD (Jazz)
EMI/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1992. New Copy
A pretty sweet batch of early 90s R&B from Benet – which is the brother and sister duo of Eric and Lisa Benet – a couple years before Eric would conquer the charts as a solo act! It's a nice little record that's warm and good-natured, and produced with a bright and smooth, but not ... CD (Soul)
Super Duper Love
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel ... CD (Soul)
Roundtable/Finders Keepers (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
An amazing collaboration between the folks at Dual Planet and Finders Keepers – and a set that digs even deeper than any of the previous reissues from both labels! The music is from a range of global sources – some sound library, some private press, some jazz, and some electronic ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Naancore (180 gram vinyl)
Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy
Dave Rempis really goes over the top here – and Lasse Marhaug provides some bold electronics to match! Rempis turns in some of the most frenetic work we've ever heard him do on alto sax – and Marhaug races to keep up and collaborate with him on a range of electronic flourishes – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Luaka Bop/Stones Throw, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really mind-bending collection of African grooves – one that digs deep into the West African scene of the early 70s – and comes up with a massive batch of tunes that really opens up our understanding of the music! The sound here isn't just 70s Afro Funk – as the tunes include a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LPs
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
303
Greenleaf, 2014. New Copy
CD...$9.99 14.98
The first album as a leader from drummer Rudy Royston – a player we've enjoyed for years in the company of others, and one who emerges here with a really fresh voice of his own! Rudy's drums are bold, but also have this way of opening up and allowing magical interplay between all the other ... CD (Jazz)
A Pugni Nudi
Cinevox/Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1974. New Copy
A funky soundtrack for this film about fist fighting – scored by the great Franco Bixio with the same sense of punch and power he brought to his crime and cop scores! The music's got this great blend of strings and pulsating passages – a sense of drama that's never overdone, and which ... CD (Soundtracks)
AVA/Intrada, 1962/1963/1964/1965. New Copy 3 CDs
A great collection of 60s soundtracks from Elmer Bernstein – all originally issued by the indie Ava label, where Bernstein was one of the biggest stars! Elmer had already had a number of years experience working in Hollywood – including some classic late 50s scores that perfectly mixed ... CD (Soundtracks)
Tabu (UK), 1980s. New Copy 10 CDs
Every single album by the mighty SOS Band – packaged in one sweet little set, complete with two more CDs' worth of bonus material as well! The group were one of the best funky soul acts of the 80s – and had an amazing run on Tabu Records – all of which is documented here in a ... CD (Soul)
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy
The music here is as evocative as the title – almost a mix of contemporary Blue Note modes with older ECM styles – all served up as a perfect showcase for the ever-growing talents of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire! We've really dug the last two records from Ambrose, and this one seems to ... CD (Jazz)
Motema, 2014. New Copy
A really great second chapter in the Harlem/Kingston series from Monty Alexander – and material that may well be some of his most exciting in years! Monty's always been very upfront about his Jamaican roots – and has expressed them in a number of ways on a number of different sessions ... CD (Jazz)
CBS/FTG, 1978. New Copy
A great secular set from Keith Barrow – a singer who started in gospel, but who's always been best-remembered for this modern soul gem from the 70s! Keith's got a great range to his vocals – one you can hear right from the start, as he dips and soars effortlessly with a quality that's ... CD (Soul)
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy
One of the first albums to feature the trumpet of Blue Mitchell in a larger group – a really great move that let his soulful horn really come to the lead! Blue sounds wonderful here – soaring out in front of larger charts from Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Don Pickett, and Melba Liston ... CD (Jazz)
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy
A really nice step forward for Odyssey – a record that's a bit tighter and more electric than previous sets, but which also has a nice sort of depth as well! These guys manage to balance a love of the hook with all the right sort of touches to keep the cuts from ever being too poppy or ... CD (Soul)
Lion, Mid 60s. New Copy
A treasure trove of rare mid 60s garage rock from the state of Michigan – the complete anthology of local legends The Bossmen! MI was soon to become a breeding ground for some of the most revolutionary rock of the 60s – and while The Bossmen aren't best remembered rockers of the region ... CD (Rock)
Transition
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy
Transition is right – as the cover has Barbara floating above a Curtis Mayfield-ish scene of drugs, war, gambling, and Satan – a really righteous image that beautifully sums up the vibe of the record! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound in Philly – with excellent arrangements ... CD (Soul)
Atlantic/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
The complete Atlantic Records material from Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles – a group who'd recorded for other labels before these sides, but who really hit their stride with Atlantic! The collection brings together live tracks, two full albums, singles, and even some unreleased tracks as ... CD (Soul)
Doctor Is In & Out
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy
One of Yusef Lateef's funkier albums for Atlantic – and a record that features some great keyboard work from Kenny Barron! The liner notes indicate a current Lateef fascination with rhythm, and it tries to present this fascination in a way that implies a bigger intellectual approach to the ... CD (Jazz)
Spirit Speaks
Arts+Labor, 2014. New Copy
A contemporary gospel group, but one with a killer sound that really takes us back to the best styles of 60s and 70s soul-influenced ensembles! The Jones Family Singers is a tight, well-crafted outfit – one who express themselves with plenty of secular passion alongside their spiritual ... CD (Gospel)
All Art/Muzak (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Carol Sloane's always been a sophisticated lady in the way she approaches jazz vocals – but this set takes things even further, by giving the singer a set of classic Ellington tunes to work with! The approach is great – way different than usual bigger group Ellington vocal records, as ... CD (Vocalists)
House Of Godis, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs
It's been awhile since we've heard from Red Astaire (aka Freddie Cruger), but it's definitely been worth the wait – as it's given him time to dig through his vaults, and come up with this second volume of rare recordings! Most of these cuts have never been issued before – and represent ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves)
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A diverse batch of bayou-bred pop and rock from the late 50s and early 60s – rare treasures from the urban scenes and swampy areas of Louisiana and Texas by Bobby Webb, Warren Storm, Tommy Strange, Rocket Morgan and others – backed by groups that include The Blue Notes, The Blue Kings, ... CD (Rock)
Luaka Bop, 1992. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A great return for the legendary Tom Ze – an artist who'd been brought back to prominence via the efforts of a Luaka Bop compilation – then given this great chance to record for the label on his own! The set's a great return to form for Ze – who sprung from this moment into a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil)
Mike Marshall & Turtle Island String Quartet
Adventure Music, 2014. New Copy
A really beautiful setting for the mandolin of Mike Marshall – a set that features his lead instrument alongside the Turtle String Quartet! The group themselves are very open to new ideas, but also bring a very different vibe to the record than some of Marshall's other albums – not ... CD (Jazz)
Hard Water
Jonathan Sigel, 2014. New Copy
Sweet soulful trumpet from Jonathan Sigel – an artist who's got a really great ear for the best fusion styles of the 70s – particularly work by some of the more R&B inflected trumpet players of the time! The grooves are awash in warm keyboard lines, and sometimes feature either a ... CD (Neo Soul)
Essential, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare funk from two great indie labels of the 70s – the Fungus imprint, which handled a fair bit of Swamp Dogg side projects – and the excellent Zodiac, which was home to some of the deepest artists on the Chicago scene at the start of the 70s! Both labels had a great ear for the harder ... CD (Funky Compilations)
7 Volte 7 (with bonus tracks)
GDM (Italy), 1968. New Copy
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from Armando Trovajoli – one of his sweet 60s soundtracks for the 7 Golden Men series of heist films – done with a great mix of mod jazz and lots of vocal touches! The vocals are especially great – sung by I Cantori Moderni – but ... CD (Soundtracks)
Motown/Culture Factory (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
Diana Ross in the sweet clubby 70s – working here in a set of upbeat groovers that really show off her talents as a disco diva! The tunes are mostly upbeat, and surprisingly fresh – not nearly as disco cliched as you might expect, and handled in just the right way to take advantage of ... CD (Soul)
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
Legendary work from one of the greatest soul labels ever – a tiny Alabama imprint that helped bring the Muscle Shoals sound to the masses – thanks to the work of producer Rick Hall, and his crack band of session players! The music here set a whole new standard for soul in the south ... CD (Soul)
Geminus
Pan (Italy), 1969. New Copy
Bruno Nicolai is at the top of his game here – really working magic for the soundtrack to this extended late 60s mini-series for Italian television! The music sums up all the best Nicolai modes of the time – some of those Morricone-like moments of mellow groove, mixed with starker ... CD (Soundtracks)
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that ... CD (Soul)
Paralleles
Alga Marghen (Italy), 1976. New Copy
A really compelling mixture of free jazz and other avant elements – a record beyond compare from trombonist and trumpeter Jacques Berrocal, put together with all the freedoms of the French scene of the 70s! Each track has a slightly different lineup, and a slightly different flavor – ... CD (Jazz)
Gathering Light
Motema, 2014. New Copy
Oran Etkin's got a wonderfully angular style to his reeds here – a mix of clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor – all informed by an approach that's as bold as it is soulful! The style is steeped in tradition at one level, but mighty fresh at another – that mix that you'd find in ... CD (Jazz)
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy
An R&B trio from that time when more street-based aesthetics were coming into the mainstream of soul – bits of hip hop that were used to bring a really fresh groove to music like this! The touches are slight, but help add in a nice sort of kick to the groove – even in the mellower ... CD (Soul)
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy
The movie's a spooky one, with some great tense moments in the soundtrack – but Riz Ortolani also brings his warmer sensibility to bear as well, and creates that magical mixture of darkness and light that you'll find in the best Italian film scores of the 70s! The music is mostly orchestral, ... CD (Soundtracks)
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2 x 10"
A great entry in this ultra-cool series – two slabs of 10" vinyl, packaged in a great gatefold cover – with an assortment of really rare, really raw, really raunchy tracks from the early days of rock and roll! The set features different themes for each of the four sides of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Live At Smalls
Smalls Live, 2014. New Copy
One of the greatest albums we've ever heard from trombonist Frank Lacy – an artist who hardly ever takes the spotlight as a leader, but who really shines at the helm of this amazing set! The group has a depth of feeling that takes us back to some of Lacy's more spiritual projects of previous ... CD (Jazz)
Omni Sound/Muzak (Japan), 1977. New Copy
Killer work from pianist John Coates – a lesser-known player who labored for years in the east Pennsylvania scene, but who went onto have a surprisingly big influence with records like this! Coates has this beautifully lyrical touch on the keys – one that's really open to new colors ... CD (Jazz)
I Tre Del Colorado
Digitmovies (Italy), 1965. New Copy
A vibrant 60s western score – done with dramatic themes that echo the American style of the 50s, although with some key spaghetti western touches as well! The main theme has a triumphant feel that comes back at a few key points – but more interesting are the mellower passages, some of ... CD (Soundtracks)
Something To Remember You By (aka Uptown) (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
Concord/Muzak (Japan), 1985. New Copy
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from the legendary Maxine Sullivan – and a set that's got a bit more of a contemporary jazz vibe overall! The set's done with the group of tenorist Scott Hamilton – a great player to choose for a session like this, as he's one with a very ... CD (Vocalists)
Fear & Faith
Jazz Haus (Germany), 2014. New Copy
A wonderfully strong set from singer Cecile Verny – thanks to a backing combo who's as proud and bold as her vocals! Often, a singer like this never gets the sort of groove she deserves – sometimes lost amidst some fuller R&B arrangements, or under-whelmed by trippier abstract ... CD (Vocalists)
Studio One/Rockashacka (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Some of the first great sounds to come from the legendary Studio One Records – an assortment of early rocksteady singles, including a fair bit of rare gems we've never heard before! These rocksteady tracks are the precursor to later reggae work from Jamaica – and show a strong ... LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae)
Spandex Effect
Do Right (Canada), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
These guys might have a gimmicky name, but their sound is wonderfully soulful – and backed here by some very tight small group instrumentation – in a mode that's somewhere between old school funk and soul, but with some more contemporary clubby touches too! The trio clearly draw ... CD (New Grooves)
Play On Mr Music/Dread Lion (10 inch single)
Rockashacka (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Heavy rhythms and soulful rootsy vocals from the vaults of Lee Scratch Perry – in the form of a legendary rare jam by the Upsetter Revue – featuring the Heptones, the Congos and Junior Murvin! "Play On Mr. Music" is an incredible side of Black Ark genius, circa '77, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record (Reggae)
Pizza Connection
GDM (Italy), 1985. New Copy
A great mid 80s mafia soundtrack by Carlo Savina! The film's setting is New York City, and sure enough, there are some sly little nods to The Godfather in the orchestrations by Savina, but it's ultimately got a masterfully composed vibe that's plenty original! It's got a nice, classical string-la ... CD (Soundtracks)
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 2013. New Copy
New recordings of some of the most important early experimental work from John Cage – his best electronic and tape-based compositions – presented here in a style that's very faithful to the original ideas, but often recorded a lot better than most early versions as well! The music is ... CD (Out Sound)
Och Den Stora Fragan
Moserobie (Sweden), 2014. New Copy
Bold, beautiful work from one of our favorite contemporary bassists – a player with a great ear for his own instrument, and for its larger place in music as well! Torbjorn Zetterburg really hits things hard with this great set – writing, arranging, and producing a set of material that ... CD (Jazz)
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy 3CD
One of the weirdest versions of Pinocchio you'll ever see – not the animated cartoon by Disney, but a strange live action production for 70s Italian TV! The music here is surprisingly great – and comes off with a flair that's maybe even more complicated than the images on the screen ... CD (Soundtracks)
Feel Good
Columbia, 2014. New Copy
Bubbling avant soul from The Internet – aka Syd The Kid & Matt Martian – who really step up their game on Feel Good! Syd has developed strongly as a singer – with a light, breathy touch that's a warmly welcoming foil to some of the more abstract production touches. That said ... CD (Neo Soul)
Secret Lover/Open Up Your Eyes
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy
Breezy, jazzy pulp pop from Alessandro Magnanini – featuring vocals by Jenny B! "Secret Lover" has the feel of a classic Bond theme – with a tight rhythm, compelling drums, sweeping strings and soulful vocals by Jenny, in a mode that's nicely reminiscent of Shirley Bassey. ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
Mio Caro Dr Grasler
GDM (Italy), 1990. New Copy
A romantic later soundtrack by Ennio Morricone for Mio Caro Dr Grasler, aka The Bachelor – in a timeless piano and strings mode! The setting of the film is pre-World War I Austria, and it has a strong dramatic cast, so the elegance is quite befitting – but it's never stodgy or anything ... CD (Soundtracks)
Odyssey Love/Remix/Ebol Yessydo
VH, 1985. New Copy (reissue)
A Chicago dancefloor gem from the mid 80s by Melodious Myles & Bo! "Odyssey Love" has a lean, melodic house vibe that holds up incredibly well – with insistent beats, a catchy and prominent bass groove, and atmospheric keys floating in and out. It fills out the whole side and ... 12-inch, Vinyl record (New Grooves)
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy
A real classic from Lenny Williams – most likely his strongest solo album ever! By the time of this set, Lenny had been out of Tower Of Power for a few years, working on his own in the west coast scene. But the real genius here comes from producer/arranger Frank Wilson – once a key ... CD (Soul)
Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An even more tuneful set than the first record from OPMC – one that features shorter tunes with a bit more lyrical appeal – and this style of dreamy harmonizing that almost reminds us of the best early Atlantic work from The Bee Gees! The settings here are simpler – mostly a mix ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy
A really great album from the revived 70s version of The Tymes – a group who draw on a long legacy of harmonies in Philly soul, and who work here in a setting that really brings out their best! The whole record was produced and directed by Billy Jackson – and it's got a Philly/New York ... CD (Soul)
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have ... CD (Soul)
Dead Man
Hookah/Numero, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A rare slab of underground hard rock from Josefus – circa 1970, and a good half decade ahead of its time! It's got a walloping, fuzz-drenched blue rock swagger you might expect from subterranean TX rockers at the time – but the Zeppelin-y vocals, and overall dark and sludgy Sabbath-y ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Daptone, 2014. New Copy
The debut single from the soul duo of Saundra "Saun" Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe – aka The Dapettes! We've heard and loved Saun & Starr's voices for years backing up Sharon Jones, and it's great that they're stepping out here as Daptone's first neo-classic duo. "Hot ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of underground Thai rock we've seen – and it certainly is The Heavier Sound Of the Luk Thung Underground – including a uniquely Thai vision flavored with a Black Sabbath riff, psych makeovers of Thai folklore, and a bunch great tunes that meld Bangkok life ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1949. New Copy
CD...$9.99 10.99
Very rare work from an early bop saxophonist in Chicago – reedman George Davis, who's best known for bringing together the team of Jackie & Roy! Davis recorded briefly for Aristocrat/Chess Records, but has hardly any output of his own – which makes this previously-unissued live set ... CD (Jazz)
Fickle (with bonus tracks)
Buddah/FTG, 1983. New Copy
A mix of 80s groove and mellower material from Michael Henderson – a sweet extension of the jazzy soul he first laid out in the 70s! The style here is a bit more electric and contemporary than before – less of the deeper, warmer tones – and a bit more synth drums and keyboards. ... CD (Soul)
Future Without A Past
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
By All Means Necessary
Jive/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy (reissue)
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
Get Wise
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy
Prime 70s work from Horace Andy – recorded in this laidback, soul-drenched style that almost recalls the Kingston sound of a few years before! The setting is very earthy and up-close – a perfect placement for Andy's really unique vocals, which almost approximate some of the more ... CD (Reggae)
OK World
Jazzland (Norway), 2014. New Copy
One of the most unusual albums we've heard in years from Bugge Wesseltoft – an artist who's been moving increasingly towards solo keyboard modes, but who works here with a whole host of globally-based musicians! The record was done in conjunction with the world music festival in Oslo, and ... CD (Jazz)
Pinata
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy
Smart , streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by restlessly inventive production from Madlib – here on one of the best records yet on 'Lib's own Madlib Invazion imprint! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's ... CD (Hip Hop)
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – ... CD (Soul)
Buddah/FTG, 1980. New Copy
A soaring standout from Michael Henderson – proof that his move from jazz bassist to lead soul star was a great one! The album's got a tight groove that's right on the money – a style that's rooted in funky jazz, yet delivered with some straight soulful lyrics too – balancing ... CD (Soul)
Singles 1974 to 1976
7T's (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
The mid 70 singles of George McCrae – cut for TK records and featuring material that helped him crossover in a big way – both the A & B sides of singles from released in the US and UK! The tunes flaunt that incredible mix of the Miami soul sound of the era and TK groove firmly in ... CD (Soul)
Euphoria
Will Downing, 2014. New Copy
Euphoria is a great title for this one – as the record really brings us to new heights of enjoyment with the music of Will Downing! Will's always had a hell of a voice – one that sounds great in any sort of setting – but this time it seems an even better fit than usual – ... CD (Soul)
Death Waltz (UK), 2013. New Copy Gatefold
French composer Rob's chilling, synth-soaked soundtrack for Maniac – the 2013 remake that's nearly as notorious as the early 80s original – so it makes perfect sense that Rob's soundtrack actually comes pretty damn close to topping the dark 80s synth scores by Vangelis, Tangerine Dream ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
Hotel Constellation
Hammond Beat, 2014. New Copy
The Link Quartet gets a whole new groove here – not just through the addition of soul singer Miss Modus, but also via the album's blend of sci-fi narrative with Hammond-based funk! The approach makes the record one of the most compelling and most unified ever from this combo – a set ... CD (Deep Funk)
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae)
Resolution 88
Synthethesia (UK), 2014. New Copy
A really sweet set from the UK – recorded by a contemporary combo, but with a feel that's right up there with our favorite funky fusion from the 70s! The keyboards really dominate here, but they're nicely balanced against some excellent work on tenor sax – which rounds out the sound ... CD (Jazz)
Mats Aleklint Quartet
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy
A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don't know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong ... CD (Jazz)
Into The Light (Greece), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy
A prime set of rare material from Greek electronic music pioneer Vangelis Katsoulis! Sleeping Beauties rouses some great pieces from rare releases original released in 1987 and 1990 – plus some equally strong unreleased material from that period – and couple of more recent recordings. ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
Voice Of The Eagle
Vanguard (UK), 1972. New Copy
A soaring set from the great Robbie Basho – one of the most unique artists of his generation! Basho's often mentioned in the same breath as John Fahey, but a record like this really shows his difference – as the record not only features wonderful work on both 6 and 12 string guitar ... CD (Folk/Country)
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy CD & Book
A killer collection of sound library funk from the UK – a scene that served up some of the rarest grooves of the 70s! The music is every bit as funky as American work from the early 70s – like records from CTI, or blacksploitation soundtracks – but most of it was never issued on ... CD (Sound Library)
Ahi Na Ma
Uniko (Canada), 1958. New Copy
Really lively work from Roberto Faz – just the kind of sweet combo work that made his music so great! Roberto feels like he's a few years ahead of the rest of the pack here – still sometimes working in a lusher mode with his band, but often hitting these moments with a sharper punch, ... CD (Latin)
Words Of Wisdom
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A late 70s gem from Dennis Brown – and a great mix of material – with some standout Lover's Rock style hams, plus some more strident and spiritually resonant numbers! It's really nice set of numbers with Joe Gibbs, but before taking bigger step in the dancehall era to come in the 80s. ... LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae)
For Adolphe Sax
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark album of free jazz – Peter Brotzmann's first record, and a hard-driving set of material that blows away most avant jazz work from the US at the time! The album takes the energy of the ESP generation, and turns it up more than a few notches – as Brotzmann blows his head off ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Basement Sessions Vol 2
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy
A searing second session from the trio of Jonas Kullhammar on reeds, Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, and Espen Aalberg on drums – all working here at a level that's even more mindblowing than the first Basement Sessions album! The music has this tremendous feel of cohesive collaboration – ... CD (Jazz)
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz ... CD (Soul)
Macacoa/No Se Cuando Llegue
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)
These guys just keep on getting better and better with each new record – soaring out in a salsa groove that's as classic as anything on mid 70s Fania Records – but which also has a fresh, youthful feel of its own! The percussion, horns, and voices step together perfectly on the massive ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy
A really wonderful album from Keni Burke – recorded around the same time as his classic Changes set, and in some ways even better than that record! The set's got a fantastic mellow soul feel – lots of tracks that are uptempo, but which manage to hang onto a soulful finish that really ... CD (Soul)
Be My Lover
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy
O'Bryan's virtually a one man show here – handling vocals, keyboards, arrangements, and other instrumental bits too – but he also gets some great help on the album's lean arrangements, with just the right sort of funky touches on guitar, bass, and drums! The set starts out with a ... CD (Soul)
House Of Godis, 2014. New Copy
It's been awhile since we've heard from Red Astaire (aka Freddie Cruger), but it's definitely been worth the wait – as it's given him time to dig through his vaults, and come up with this second volume of rare recordings! Most of these cuts have never been issued before – and represent ... CD (New Grooves)
Sahel Sounds, 2014. New Copy
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1994/1996/1997. New Copy 3CDs
A trio of 90s albums from Grover Washington! All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! ... CD (Jazz)
Wand, 1961. New Copy (reissue)
A real landmark from soul singer Chuck Jackson – part of a unique wave of male vocalists who really took the music to new heights in the 60s! Jackson's got this way of balancing heartbreaking emotion with masculine control – summed up perfectly in the album's title track, then carried ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy
A standout solo moment from the amazing Keni Burke – an artist who's come a long way from his youthful start in the 5 Stairsteps! Keni had recorded other adult work by the time of this early 80s set, but Changes is easily his best-remembered album – a masterpiece of 80s groove, all ... CD (Soul)
Legacy/La La Land, 1966. New Copy 2CD
One of the most famous Jerry Goldsmith soundtracks ever – even if the film itself wasn't much of a hit! Goldsmith really rose to the top ranks of film composers with his work for Blue Max – able to orchestrate both full action and quiet moments with effortless ease – often ... CD (Soundtracks)
Folkways/Mississippi, 1920s/1930s/1940s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A landmark collection of music – the now-famous series of American Folk Music volumes put together by Harry Smith in the 50s! The work here spans the space of a few early decades of recorded music – all in styles expertly chosen by Smith, with countless examples of music that might ... LP, Vinyl record album (Folk/Country)
CBS/FTG, 1982. New Copy
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern ... CD (Soul)
Soul Makossa
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... CD (Soul)
La Regina Dei Tartari
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960. New Copy
The reign of the Tartars is carried off here in a beautifully dramatic score from Bruno Canforna – one that echoes the mix of exotic orchestrations you'd hear in the best gladiator films of the time – but with some darker rumblings as well! The scene is a bit more Eastern than most ... CD (Soundtracks)
Freakin At The Freakers Ball
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy
One of the trippiest albums ever recorded by creative wordsmith Shel Silverstein – an amazing talent who's known for his famous work with Playboy, his poetry for kids, and even his contributions to country music! This set's got a wild style that definitely lives up to the Freakers Ball ... CD (Vocalists)
Digitmovies (Italy), 1964. New Copy
An early spooky soundtrack from Riz Ortolani – a composer we usually know best for more playful work of the 60s, but who really shines here in his score for a film also known as Castle Of Blood! The music has this tense, spare sort of feel – almost prefacing more atonal moments to come ... CD (Soundtracks)
Vogue/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... CD (French)
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy
Odyssey certainly does have the melody – and that's always been one of the factors that's made them stand out from the rest! Even though the group worked largely in a territory that had a strong dancefloor feel, they always put enough work into their vocals and overall tunes to make for work ... CD (Soul)
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 4CD & DVD
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative ... CD (Rock)
74 Club
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy
A very cool combo from contemporary Brazil – a trio who work with guitar, bass, and drums at the core – but open up plenty of space for extra work on vibes, tenor, soprano, trumpet, and trombone! The vibes are especially great – and feature on almost all the tracks here – ... CD (Jazz)
Trunk (UK), 1963. New Copy
A wonderful jazz soundtrack from the legendary Kenny Graham – the important postwar Brit bandleader who was known for his seminal Afro-Cubists group – heard here in a much different context! Kenny's still got all that great sense of tone and color he brought to some of his more ... CD (Jazz)
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy
Brillant work from the Salsoul Orchestra – some of their most sophisticated work ever, and right in line with a soulful orchestral style that runs back through the work of Barry White into the early experiments of the Soulful Strings! The album marks a shift for the group – now led by ... CD (Soul)
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Stardom seems eminent with this fierce funky combo – a quintet of players with a deep love of southern sounds from the 60s – particularly the best grooves coming out of Memphis or New Orleans! The mix of instrumentation features tight trumpet, tenor, and guitar – and although the ... CD (Deep Funk)
Life Cycles
Debra Debs/Arts Quest (UK), 2013. New Copy
A brilliant batch of new millenium soul from Debra Debs! Debra is a London-based, Cameroon-born singer, and Life Cycles is the first full length effort we've heard from her, but it leaves us with little doubt that she'll be around for years to come. This is some of the nicest indie soul we've ... CD (Neo Soul)
Vanguard/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold
A totally hip instrumental album from Peter Walker – a Vanguard Records treasure that we'd rank right up there with the label's classics from Sandy Bull! Like Bull, Walker has a way of taking older folk instrumentation into richly psychedelic territory – working here on both the Indian ... CD (Folk/Country)
Hot Casa (France), 1976. New Copy
One of the clubbiest African records of the 70s – and a set that would be equally at home on a New York dancefloor as it would back in Lagos! Orlando Julius was always a funky cat – an artist with one ear keenly tuned to the American funk and soul underground, and ready to fuse those ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
Tabu (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 6CD/DVD/7"
The classic funk and soul sounds of the Tabu label – in a fantastic box set, compiled by Ralph Tee – with an incredible assortment of Tabu treasures by Brainstorm, SOS Band, Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle, Demetrius Perry, Rhonda Clark, Kathy Mathis, Mary Davis, Anacostia, Lalo Shifrin and ... CD (Funky Compilations)
Other Strange Worlds (with download)
Roaratorio, 1965. New Copy
Never-heard studio music from the legendary Sun Ra – material recorded right around the same time as the unique Strange Strings session – and which really stands as a "part 2" to that amazing record! The group here is very small – with both Sun Ra and John Gilmore ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent set from Julius Hemphill – one that has him working in trio formation with Abdul Wadud on cello and Famoudou Don Moye on percussion – players that seem to be a perfect fit for his spirit on the date! There's a slightly loft jazz feel to the record, but the overall sound is ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
A key force in the development of New Orleans soul – the homegrown Ric & Ron Records label – home to some of the best early productions from the Crescent City! The roster of talent here is really amazing – a host of artists who'd go onto develop the New Orleans style even ... CD (Soul)
Bubble Gum Machine
Senate/Rock Beat, Late 60s. New Copy
A sweet 60s pop group that definitely lives up to its name, but one that also has a surprisingly soulful undercurrent too! The leadoff cut – "Wha Cha Gonna Do For Me Now" – has a killer break at the start, and a pretty groove groove all the way through – and is arranged ... CD (Rock)
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1968. New Copy
Some of the earliest work from legendary Estonian pianist Tonu Naissoo – an artist who's only gotten his due on the global scene in the past decade or two, but who was a hell of a visionary right from the start! Tonu's got this way of balancing lyrical elements and darker corners – ... CD (Jazz)
Verve, 2014. New Copy
Wonderful work from Ledisi – a singer we've dug for many many years – and who always lives up to our faith in her music! We first dug Ledisi as an underground talent back in the 90s – but with this Verve album she's poised to take on all the best that mainstream soul has to offer ... CD (Neo Soul)
Trinity
CJR/Bo Weavil (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of Joe McPhee's strongest early albums – and a real breakthrough from his sound on Nation Time! The group here is a trio – with Mike Kull on electric and acoustic piano, and Harold E Smith on percussion – and the lack of a bass player gives the group an incredible sense of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
Love's The Thing
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy
A really great step forward for Barbara Mason – a record that's got her working in a more mature mode than before, and a deeper soul style as well! One of the bigger developments of Barbara Mason's career was her participation in the "answer song" cycle that circulated around ... CD (Soul)
Vanguard/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold
A wonderful lost gem from the legendary Vanguard Records – a set issued in the 70s, but with the best independent spirit of the label from the decade before! Bob Frank is a very unique songwriter – and has this amazing ability to paint these personal little pictures in song – ... CD (Rock)
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
Death Waltz (UK), 1982. New Copy
A sweet electric score to an odd early 80s Roger Corman production – served up with lots of Jupiter 8 keyboards and clavinet! The sound is relatively spare overall – fitting for the movie's alien themes – and the electronics pulsate at a level that feels very organic – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
Blank Project
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2014. New Copy
Some of the most striking work we've heard from Neneh Cherry in years – and a great follow-up to her previous project with The Thing! This set has Neneh working with producer Kieran Hebden – who returns Cherry to the offbeat, arty sound of her early years on the British scene – ... CD (Soul)
African Piano
Japo/ECM (Germany), 1969. New Copy
Haunting solo work from Dollar Brand – recorded live in Copenhagen, with a sound that's full of tone, texture, and subtle beauty! Dollar Brand is one of the few players that can hold us rapt with a session like this – and as with his trio and larger group work, the tunes have an ... CD (Jazz)
Inner Fire
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy
Easily the best work we've ever heard from the Souljazz Orchestra – a set that pushes their sound way past their Afro Funk-styled roots – into a realm of spiritual sounds that really live up to their name! The jazz component is even stronger than before – really wonderful ... CD (Global Grooves)




Top