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Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. 2CD
A huge set of work from the mighty Marlena Shaw – one that really documents the new level of genius she hit during her late 70s run at Columbia Records! After cutting some jazzier sides at Cadet in the late 60s, and some super mellow fusion ones at Blue Note in the early 70s, Marlena moved ... CD (Soul CD)
Your Queen Is A Reptile
Impulse, 2018.
A fantastic set from the London scene – really powerful sounds from a group who are heavy on percussion, but also do plenty with their horns! The group features strong tenor from Shabaka Hutchings, who also wrote all the tracks here – but they've also got a very heavy bottom sound, ... CD (Jazz CD)
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. Gatefold
A fantastic collaboration between two very different reed talents – Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, and Boston legend Charlie Mariano – each of whom seemed to always push each other to new heights in their music! That's definitely the case here, as Charlie lets his growing ... CD (Jazz CD)
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 60s. 6CDs
A deep deep look at a side of the British 60s scene that didn't always make big waves here in the US – but one that had a huge influence on UK sounds for years to come! The mighty book-like package documents the rich stream of sounds that exploded during the beat group years – a moment ... CD (Rock CD)
Universal, 1968. 2CDs
Let's just begin by saying that this album features a 33 minute version of "My Generation"! We probably don't even need to say more, but we will exclaim that this is a searing little live set from The Who – one that comes on with the same sort of power as their legendary Live At ... CD (Rock CD)
Little Brown Eyed Soul
Key Loc/Big Crown, Late 60s. (reissue)
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Tex-Mex soulsters Sunny & The Sunliners – largely because it's got some really nice funk tracks! The album features a set of all English language tracks – with Sunny Ozuna singing in his best sweet soul style on the ballad tracks, and hitting ... LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
Turtle (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. 3CD
A treasure trove of unreleased material from one of the coolest pianists on the UK jazz scene in the 60s and 70s – an artist who not only helped the world of British jazz attain the level of sophistication of the US scene, but also opened the door to a lot of modern elements as his music ... CD (Jazz CD)
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1966. Gatefold
Beautiful bossa nova from 60s Japan – groundbreaking work from the young Sadao Watanabe! Like one of his obvious influences, Stan Getz, Watanabe had a great role in bringing the bossa nova out of Brazil – taking a music that had already been introduced to Japan a few years before, and ... CD (Jazz CD)
All Platinum/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972.
Probably the funkiest record ever by this landmark soul combo! The Rimshots are one of these groups that you always find their later work, but in their early days they were an absolutely killer combo – with a hard funky groove that virtually defined the funky 45 sound. In fact, their ... CD (Soul CD)
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1975.
An amazing record – quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare – a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like ... CD (Soul CD)
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1967.
Beautiful bossa from the Japanese scene of the 60s – a live set from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, cut during a run of excellent Brazilian inspired sessions at the time! The group on the set is a sextet with Masabumi Kikuchi on piano – and although a few tracks appear to have additional ... CD (Jazz CD)
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. 3CD
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his ... CD (Soul CD)
Hit-Ton Schalllatten/Numero, 1967. (reissue)
A gem of a record from one of the coolest UK groups of the 60s – served up here in a German release that maybe gives The Creation one of their most vibrant covers ever! Despite the European issue of the material, the tracks here are all Brit brilliance from the group and producer Shel Talmy ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Numero, 1970s.
The Numero Group turn their radio to yet another spot on the dial – this time around posing as a 70s AOR station, but working with their usual flair for rare and unreleased tunes! Given that the musical style is one that you're used to associating with big hits, it's great to hear music like ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)
Blast From The Past
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1970s.
British reedman Bob Downes at his most progressive – working here in a very hip trio that includes Denis Smith on drums and a young Barry Guy on bass! The tracks are all unreleased, and were recorded at various locations in the 70s – and will stand strongly as proof that Bob was one of ... CD (Jazz CD)
Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. 5CDs
A massive package of early music from The New York Dolls – tracks that really expand on their too-slim catalog from the first few years! The set begins with two CDs worth of demos by the group – very rough-edged, pre-punk material that's got an even sharper feel than their initial ... CD (Rock CD)
Man Who Causes A Storm
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1957. (pic cover)
A rare soundtrack session from Japanese jazz legend Hideo Shiraki – and maybe one of the earliest recordings we've ever seen from the drummer too! The cover's somewhat unassuming, but the music inside is quite vivid and rich – jazz tracks used as a film score, often with a quality that' ... CD (Jazz CD)
Awakening
BBE (UK), 2018.
Clubby grooves and rootsy percussion – served up here by Gabriele Poso in a really wonderful combination! The music here is as rich and organic as the cover – almost in the 21st Century blend of contemporary and classic that we've loved in records from artists like Joe Clausell or ... CD (New Grooves CD)
Mr Happiness/Slipped Out
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1973. 2CD
Fantastic work from one of the hippest trumpeters of the 70s – captured here at a time when he was really stretching out with his music! Terumasa Hino had been on the Japanese scene for almost a decade by the time of this recording – working in modes that included soul jazz and some ... CD (Jazz CD)
A&M/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s. 2CD
4 classic records from LTD on 2CDs! Something To Love is a great little groover with arrangements by Philly Soul maestro Bobby Martin – who mixes together funk, club grooves, and smooth soul. Jeffrey Osborne's vocals really shine on this one, too! Osborne's emerging strongly in the mellow ... CD (Soul CD)

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Updated April 19, 2018


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