Vinyl, CDs, and lots more new arrivals!

Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s.
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Naive (France), 2018.
A fantastic project from the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello – one that has her taking on the tunes of others, hence the title of the album – but completely transforming them with her own unique approach to bass and vocals! Most of the numbers won't be recognized at the start, as the ... CD (Neo Soul CD)
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1979.
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... CD (Jazz CD)
Cotillion/Run Out Groove, 1969. (reissue)
An incredible bit of southern soul – and one of the few records ever by deep soul singer Lou Johnson! The masterpiece was recorded at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, at a time when the outfit was at the height of its powers – capturing Lou with a sweet-burning style that matches (if ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
An incredible album – unlike anything else that Shelly Manne recorded! The record features Shelly getting all dope and mellow, sliding around on the kit in a kickback set of complex drum fills and percussion effects – with lots of unusual rhythms you never would have heard on his ... CD (Jazz CD)
Today's Man
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973.
A great document of the more soulful shift made by Charles McPherson in the 70s – and an album that features his moody alto work set amidst a slightly larger group – filled with great players that include Chris Woods on flute, Richard Williams and Cecil Bridewater on trumpet, Frank Wess ... CD (Jazz CD)
Sting Like A Bee
RCA (Japan), 1979.
One of the biggest releases of the 70s from the underground dancefloor team of Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael – a duo best known for their cutting-edge work on their own P&P label – but who still sound equally great here on a much bigger label! As with the P&P grooves, the ... CD (Soul CD)
Boogie Down USA
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1975.
One of the most successful albums cut by People's Choice during the 70s – and a record that shows them making the same progression from funk to disco as other groups of the time, like BT Express. Yet despite the easily imagined disco that the title might indicate, the album's actually got ... CD (Soul CD)
Final Tour – Bootleg Series 6 (4CD set)
Columbia, 1960. 4CD
A fantastic presentation of legendary live material from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – taken from the last concert tour the pair ever did together, and presented here with beautifully stunning sound! The European dates in 1960 were all part of a larger Jazz At The Philharmonic ... CD (Jazz CD)
It's Just Begun
RCA (Japan), 1972.
Wickedly fuzzy funk! Jimmy Castor recorded in a lot of different styles during the 70s – but the one he used on this album is still his best! The record's a non-stop guitar-heavy batch of classic funk tracks – and it features the storming break track "It's Just Begun", the ... CD (Soul CD)
Intakt (Switzerland), 2018.
Pianist Aruan Ortiz really blows us away here – working on three long tracks that show a completely unique approach to the piano, but one that's as melodically pleasing as it is experimental! The trio features the great Chad Taylor on drums, and also on a bit of mbira – and Ortiz ... CD (Jazz CD)
Jazz From Carnegie Hall – Live In Paris 1 Octobre 1958
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1958.
American jazzmen, playing in Paris – and working in the sort of all-star jam session mode you'd know from the Jazz At The Philharmonic recordings of the 50s! The format here is similar – some key players, in modes that run from swing to bop to more modern jazz – all brought ... CD (Jazz CD)
Walk, Don't Run
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966.
A wonderful soundtrack from the great Quincy Jones – one that's maybe not as well-known as his albums for Mercury at the time, but which is maybe even groovier! There's loads of great elements going on in the music – a bit of whistling from Toots Thielemans at times, some wordless ... CD (Soundtracks CD)
Takoma/Craft, 1960s/Early 70s.
A fantastic introduction to the world of acoustic sounds that were brewing deep in the American underground of the 60s – far from the scenes of standard folk, jazz, and rock – where some true pioneers would make music that would only get full appreciation in decades to come! This ... CD (Folk/Country CD)
Okeh, 2018.
A beautiful set of quest-driven songs from Kurt Elling – material directed by inspiration from a passage by Rainer Maria Rilke, then given a spin by Elling that's completely his own! For more than two decades, the singer has redefined the role of the voice in jazz – and here, he's ... CD (Vocalists CD)
My Music
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1976.
One of our favorite albums ever from Bunny Sigler – a sublime set that bridges his earlier Philly sweet soul recordings and his later disco work! The set avoids any of the silliness that could sometimes hurt Bunny's later work, and instead nicely blends together Philly soul and studio funk ... CD (Soul CD)
B-Boy/Octave (Japan), 1988.
Maybe not the first full length album by a female MC, but a really well-remembered set from the early days – and one that hardly tries to go for any crossover modes at all! Instead, Sparky-D really keeps it live and close to the streets – beginning the set with an acapella track that ... CD (Hip Hop CD)
Tzadik, 2018.
Really beautiful work from legendary jazz composer/musician Karl Berger – a set that's maybe more "serious" than some of his early material, and definitely fits the "music with" title of the set! Berger's playing piano here with a string sextet – bass, violin, two ... CD (Jazz CD)
Ghostly International, 2018. 2LP
The long-awaited return to Dabrye – capping off a spacey hip hop trilogy with a third entry as innovative and timeless we'd hoped – with guest appearances by legends and current faves alike, including Ghostface, Doom, Guilty Simpson, Denmark Vessey, Danny Brown, Roc Marciano & ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Judnell/Now Again, 1971. 2LP
Some of the most righteous sounds we've ever heard from Houston legends The Lightmen – recorded at a time when the group was at their most spiritual, and very firmly following a cosmic path set down by drummer Bubbha Thomas! The music here owes nothing to the hippest sounds coming from the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

If you're ever in Chicago, be sure to visit our Chicago record store!
1120 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Open 10am–8pm daily.
All the great stuff appears here at our online record store first — but if you shop locally, you'll also get a chance to handle the goods before you buy!

We buy new and used LPs, 45s, vinyl records, and CDs

in the store from 11am–6pm daily. Feel free to stop by with used vinyl and sell or trade with us.

We pay top prices for older jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, and other genres in good shape!

See why Dusty Groove is consistently rated one of Chicago's Best Record Stores!
Updated March 21, 2018

⇑ Top