Danny Brown moves over the Warp label still riding high on a longstanding creative win streak – title aside, this exhibition is magnificent – hopping back and forth stylistically between straight-forward, compelling boom bap and brazenly manic weirdness! Danny's bugged out approach to ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Danser's Inferno (John Danser) —
Creation One ... LP Lirs/Everland (Austria), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
That's "Danser", not "dancer" – as in John Danser, who's also best known for a groovy jazz album under his own name! This sweet little set from the early 70s may well be John's best album ever – a wonderful blend of funky grooves and these wonderful raspy vocals ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wolfgang Dauner —
Rischkas Soul ... LP Brain/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A fantastic album from German keyboard giant Wolfgang Dauner – and maybe one of the few to perfectly balance both his soul jazz roots and his later trippier style! The music here is very groovy – much more in the mode of MPS Records electric jazz sets of the time than you'd guess from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wolfgang Dauner & Et Cetera —
Knirsch ... LP MPS/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Mad MPS material from Wolfgang Dauner – right up there with some of the wildest records on the label during the 70s! The album's easily one of Dauner's most striking sessions – a set that has him handling a whole host of electric keyboards, and working with a group that also includes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from tenor man Eddie Lockjaw Davis – recorded with a hard-grooving trio that features Doc Bagby on organ and Charlie Dice on drums. The work predates Davis' work with Shirley Scott in his combo, and (dare we say it?) actually seems a lot more soulful than his work with Scott ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The lasting testament of the mighty Geater Davis – a really incredible southern singer with a deep soul sound that few others can match! Although Davis didn't record nearly as much as his contemporaries, he's got a sound that matches or beats them – a raw, raspy quality that's a bit ... (Soul) 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
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last studio album from the Reverend Gary Davis – and a set that was a great attempt to finally capture his talents in a well-recorded setting! Despite that fact, the presentation here is mostly in the spirit of Davis' roots – mostly with the man himself on vocals, guitar, banjo, ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A disco dazzler from the glory days of the De-Lite Records scene – served up here by a group who really hit all the best sort of groove's you'd expect from that legendary imprint! The album's a disco record, sure – but it's also got the deeper roots that come from the De-Lite ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first great Italian cop movies of the 70s – and a superbly-scored film with a really wonderful soundtrack! The DeAngelis brothers are clearly drawing heavily from an American tradition initiated by Lalo Schfrin – using heavy guitar, funky undercurrents, and even some ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous Italian police soundtrack from the team of Guido and Maurizio De Angelis – one that has a haunting approach served up in equal parts action and sentiment! The core melody here is one right out of Morricone's book of the time – a slow-building, sweet-stepping one that's a ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mark De Clive-Lowe takes us to church – with a set that's easily his most soulful, spiritual record ever! The album's got a lot more acoustic elements than usual – plenty of jazz elements on tenor, flute, trumpet, and percussion – mixed with Mark's own great Fender Rhodes and ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe not the sound of kung fu fighting that you're used to from the big martial arts boom of the 70s – but a fantastic little record that still fits very well underneath that movement's themes of the time! Rino De Filippi's maybe going for a style here that's an imaginative take on kung fu ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Azna De L'Ader —
Zabaya ... LP Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, Late 70s. New Copy ...
A real freakout of a record – played by a band who must have been one of the headiest acts in Niger during the 70s! That nation's not nearly as well-known for psychedelic acts as some of the other African scenes of the time – but Azna De L'Adner can easily stand with the best of them ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album that ranks with the best of the Italian mod generation soundtracks – filled with playful touches and some very groovy tunes! Peppino De Luca's certainly not one of the better-known composers from this stretch – but the album's a top-shelf effort all the way through ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully sensitive soundtrack for this early film from the team of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill – very different than most of the other western music of the time – which is a fitting accompaniment to the unique actions of the pair onscreen! There's a fair bit of acoustic guitar in ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on 180 gram vinyl & bonus CD!)
Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis —
Il Grande Racket ... LP Sugar/Four Flies (Italy), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Fierce funky sounds from Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – a duo who turned out some of the grooviest music on the Italian cop/crime scene of the 70s! The set's a killer right from the very first note – full of fuzz and funk, and lots of heavy rhythms at the bottom – all in a mode ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited vinyl pressing – in a really beautiful package!)
An amazing record – one that we'd never part with! The session is one of Blossom Dearie's greatest records ever – a sublime set of tunes recorded in London, at the end of the 60s, with larger arrangements than usual, and a feel that's almost psychedelic. Backings were arranged and ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)
Joey DeFrancesco's been giving us albums for many years now, and he never fails to deliver something that's right on the money – as is the case with this tight quartet session with his People combo! Joey's touch on the keys of the Hammond is amazing – and there are all these unusual ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from Dego and Kaidi Tatham – a duo we've been loving since their post-4Hero work as Silhouette Brown – a team who've only gotten better and better as the years go on! There's a soaring vision here that's way more than club – even though there's some clubbier ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only 70s album ever issued by guitarist Rick Deitrick – a set that was produced in a very small print run of copies – which were then sold at shows and in a few special record stores, and also left by Deitrick on woodland trails – in the hopes that hikers might stumble upon ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful solo guitar work from Rick Deitrick – a very underground figure in the already-underground world of acoustic material in the late 70s! Deitrick's maybe one of the most understated of his contemporaries – less experimental than John Fahey or Robbie Basho, and often working ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's never been anyone like Desmond Dekker – not back in the day, when he was one of the biggest ambassadors for the Jamaican scene – nor for many years later, when his unique blend of soul and reggae were still the most go-to sounds for folks around the globe! Desmond's got a voice ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on black & blue marble vinyl!)
A landmark album from Desmond Dekker – and a seminal slide of Jamaican music that really broke big on the global scene in the years before reggae! The set's a bit ska, a bit rocksteady, and completely sold all the way through – thanks to near-perfect production from Leslie Kong, who ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s classic – the masterful Deltron 3030 – pared down the sci-fi hip hop funk essentials on the Automator and Koala instrumentals! One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Deltron 3030 —
Live ... LP Bulk, 2017. New Copy ...
A solid live album by Deltron 3030 with a crazy diverse guest list, and a large live band to flesh it all out, dubbed appropriately enough as The 3030 Orchestra! A rare treat, one of the classic all star hip hop projects, built on blueprint hip hop reared, though uber-distinctive rhymes and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album of funky drumbreaks – cut by a drummer who's a legend among funk fans, but who hardly ever gets mentioned in history books of jazz. Les was a little known LA player, but he had a monster approach to the kit – and most of the few albums he cut are very in demand for ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Independent emcee & producer extraordinaire Denmark Vessey's very solid, one team EP Martin Lucid Dream – with bonus tracks and full instrumentals! This one his a top shelf guest roster including Guilty Simpson, Tanya Morgan & Black Milk, plus additional production by Azarias and T-Whi ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool Christmas album from Hammond giant Barbara Dennerlein – one that not only features plenty of her work on organ in the lead, but which also includes a fair bit of guest vocals from Zara McFarlane as well! Most of the record is instrumental – with a Hammond organ version of ... (Holiday Music) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sometimes, a singer can act like a star, even though their actual place in the musical universe is far from the limelight – and that's definitely the case here with Dennis Caldirola, aka Dennis The Fox – a vocalist who's not afraid to brashly lay down his own lyrics that filled with ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A double-length collection of work from one of the greatest electro pop bands ever! Depeche Mode took the darkness of the UK post-punk years, and found a way to make everything bright, groovy, and downright danceable – all while doing a surprisingly good job of keeping their composure, even ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most unique albums on the Strata East label – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the creative energies flowing through that legendary jazz outlet! Descendents Of Mike & Phoebe is a righteous little project put together by Spike Lee's father, Bill Lee, and his brothers ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Miguel De Deus – an artist with more than enough funky talent to live up to the ambitious title of the album – given that he started his career working in the famous Os Brazoes combo! That group were a key part of the Tropicalia years, and mixed up a heady brew of ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first ever vinyl release of vintage late 60s sounds from Devil's Kitchen – a solid album's worth bluesy psychedelic grooves! Several of the tracks are live at the fabled Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco – where the group served as the house band – plus studio recordings ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest, coolest Latin Soul albums we've ever heard – the only offering ever from the duo of Dianne & Carole – two female singers who come off with a great deal of enthusiasm on the set! That's our way of saying that the ladies are a bit rough on the vocals – but ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record with a cosmic cover, but a sound that's very down to earth – fierce deep funk, in the best Legere Records mode – played by a group who are currently one of the hardest-hitting acts on the funky label! The music's got the full-on power of Afro Funk – especially in the way ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the hippest album we've ever heard from The Dining Rooms – something we probably could have guessed from their evocation of Sun Ra in the title! And while that title seems a bit obtuse – maybe even a joke – the music here is right on the money, and some of the most serious, ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty amazing little record from Dion DiMucci – especially if you only know his earliest rock and roll hits! Dion was always a cat who was hipper than most of his mainstream contemporaries – as evidence by the surprisingly deep turn he'd take at the end of the 60s – but during ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing! One of the few rare records cut by Bill Dixon during the 60s, and a perfect example of "new thing" jazz in action. Trumpeter Dixon plays in 3 different ensembles – a nonet, a quintet, and a duet – with players like Byard Lancaster, Reggie Workman, Robert Pozar, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An appropriately titled set from DJ Harrison – and an of the finer hip hop instrumentals sets on Stones Throw in a little while! Harrison utilizes his DJ skills on this one, his Stones Throw debut, but he's also a multi-instrumentalist and member of Richmond, VA's Butcher Brown Band – ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Quik's classic debut – arguably one sturdiest records bridging the first wave of the LA gangsta rap era to the G Funk era of the early-to-mid 90s – and definitely one of the tighter and most focused albums of its kind around that time, when rap records were getting largely getting a ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series!)
A solid instrumentals record by the masterful DJ Rhettmatic! As a World Famous Beat Junkie, Visionarie and veteran DJ & producer with a couple decades in the game, he's all about the craft here, with genuine love for classic funk and spacier vibes, always in the service of compelling beats. ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great EP from the always inspired, never predictable DJ Shadow! He gets assists from top notch MCs both legendary and contemporary in Nas and Danny Brown – plus modern legend film score composer Steven Price on a track – showing a pretty incredible stylistic reach on this tight, but ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and for an EXTREMELY limited time, a free lapel pin!)
Doctor Ross is definitely the harmonica boss – one of those key postwar blues musicians who made his instrument as important to the scene as the guitar was back in the 20s and 30s! The music here was all recorded by Sun Records, but is a lot more raw and stripped-down than some of the more ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really great work from Ned Doheny – an overlooked talent on the LA scene of the 70s – one who had the tightest, smoothest touches of the best of the AOR generation – but a surprising undercurrent of soul as well! Ned's got that unique blend we find in a rare few artists from the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eric Dolphy —
Iron Man ... LP Douglas/Celluloid, 1962. New Copy (reissue)...
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First ever solo album from German hip hop producer Don Philippe of Freundeskreis – one of the most successful German rap crews – and it's a nice one, steeped heavily classic soul jazz inspired atmosphere! Solid stuff built on stuttering drums and steady bass, looped straights of jazz ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet electric 70s session from the mighty Joao Donato – very different than his earlier bossa work of the 60s – and with the same funky appeal as the best work on his classic Quem E Quem album! This set's got a tighter feel overall – very much in a samba soul style, with lots ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Donovan at his jazzy best – really picking up where Mellow Yellow left off, and pushing the jazz influences in his sound to deeper lengths! Mr Leitch is a million miles away from his Dylanesque early roots on the set – and is working in territory that's completely his own – a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Kenny Dorham's best records ever – and one of his rarest too! The set was cut for the short-lived Jaro label, home to a few great jazz sides during its short-lived American tenure – and the set features Kenny grooving at a level that's extremely tight, very much in the best ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charlotte Dos Santos —
Cleo ... LP Fresh Selects, 2017. New Copy ...
Charlotte Dos Santos is a hell of a singer, and one with a really amazing range – able to float to the top of heavenly spaces with her light inflections in the music, but also tied strongly to the planet with a mellow-stepping soulful groove! The blend of lightness and depth here is ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Great work from Dave Douglas and his High Risk quartet – a group who definitely step into dark territory here, in a heady blend of electric elements and Dave's bold frontline work on trumpet! The group electric bass, electric drums, and more electronics – plus some acoustic drums ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet mellow groover from the mighty Lamont Dozier – a set that's not nearly as well known as his earlier work of the 70s, but one that has the Motown man still riding strong! In contrast to the fuller, clubbier grooves of Dozier's ABC work, most of the tunes here are a bit more laidback ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 70s psych folk from DR Hooker – looking pretty biblical in the cover photo – with a spiritual tilt to some of the lyrics, but in a pretty tripped out way – and a wild mix of styles, from easygoing, approachable folk pop, to untamed, fuzzed out psychedelia! We were expecting ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mac really steps out on this one – pushing past his usual hip studio take on New Orleans soul, to a more expansive style that includes performances by a host of surprise guests like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, PP Arnold, Graham Bond, and Doris Troy. That loping, trippy groove of John's is ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sprawling set from the prolific Drake – a nearly 70 minute record that was originally released digitally for free –ultimately of a caliber to come out as a legit, no less than chart-topping proper album! Includes "Legend", "Energy", "10 Bands", "Know ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Get Dreamy ... LP Polydor/Round 2 (Norway), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
A totally wonderful bit of psychedelia from the late 60s scene in Norway – and the only album ever from a group that featured a young Terje Rypdal on guitar! Terje's much better known for his atmospheric jazz work in the 70s – but at this point in his career, he had a wonderful touch ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mark Dresser —
Modicana ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ...
A record that makes us just say "wow" right from the start – then goes on to have us appreciating the bass talents of Mark Dresser in a whole new way! The set is completely solo, and completely beautiful – tones that are often bowed in very dynamic ways that could have ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
Arnold Dreyblatt & The Orchestra Of Excited String —
Propellers In Love ... LP Hat Hut/Superior Viaduct, 1986. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautiful sounds from Arnold Dreyblatt and his "excited strings" – an acoustic bass body that's refitted with a different string lineup, and mixed here with other instruments of a string-heavy nature! Yet the music is hardly the usual "with strings" sounds, nor any sort ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Drummond —
Don Cosmic ... LP Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
An incredible collection of work from one of the coolest musicians on the Jamaican scene in the 60s – the legendary Don Drummond – an artist who was schooled in jazz trombone, then went on to use the instrument as a surprisingly powerful force in ska, rocksteady, and reggae! This ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A loose, surprisingly enduring set of tracks from the Outkast-Goodie Mobb-Organized Noize collective circa early 00s! Even In Darkness stands the test of time extra well thanks not only to the the cream of the ATL's hip hop world of the time delivering the goods, but also for being heavily-steeped ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early King Records material by Champion Jack Dupree – a hell of a pianist, and a heck of a great singer too – working almost as a raconteur on some of the best songs on this collection! The music has deep roots in New Orleans, where Jack must have really honed his piano skills – ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece of early electric Dylan – and one easily one of the most pivotal recordings of the 60s in any genre! featuring classics like "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Maggie's Farm", "Mr Tambourine Man", "Gates Of Eden", "It's All Over Now, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pivotal early Dylan! Plenty of early classics and hits on this one – including "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Blowin In The Wind", "Down The Highway", "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", "I Shall Be Free", "Bob Dylan's Dream", and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key turning point leading up to his brilliant late 90s-early 00s late career high points! Good As I Been To You is just Dylan alone on guitar, vocals and occasional harmonica – his first time back in this totally intimate mode in many years – and covering traditional folk songs. With ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A live document of the mid 70s Rolling Thunder Revue era! The best of it recasts classic Dylan songs as well as ones from the then recent Blood On The Tracks as raucous rock & roll tunes, which might've puzzled a lot of longtime fans, critics, and maybe even casual concertgoers at the time, but ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the most underrated Dylan album, from a one time underrated period all together – which is rightly changing these days! Shot Of Love finds Dylan in the tail end of his most forthrightly spiritual era, but it's got more of a rock & soul vibe than the more polished couple records ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album in Dylan's so-called "Christian Period", but it's not really the uber-dramatic departure from the "old" Dylan that it was treated as at the time – gospel soul backing vocals and testifying lyricism for sure, but it sounds more like gospel has come to Dylan ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A critical comeback album for Dylan – who never really went away, he was just floundering a bit commercially and critically for a number of years – one that set him up to ride high again for years to come! This is second album working with producer Daniel Lanois, who helmed the pretty ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition with bonus 7 inch including "Love Sick (rmx)" & "Cold Irons Bound (live)".) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 15.
Dylan on the road from the late 70s to early 80s – bringing words and wisdom that are more spiritually inspired than anything he'd put out before backed by some of the most soulful arrangements and players he's ever had behind him! Trouble No More is all unreleased material and focuses ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(4LP set comes with the full set on 2CDs – plus a really nice, full-sized booklet insert!)
A strong early effort from Bay Area legend E-40 – his first with major label backing, stepping up and delivering in a major way – the title tells no lies! True to his roots, his working with Slick Wid' label collaborators both on the mic and in the production booth – including Sam ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)
Another brilliant window into the odd, honest mind of Earl Sweatshirt – a disfunctional outcast who doesn't even need to leave the house to be one the realest, most distinctive hip hop voices of his time. As much as we admired the Doris album, we didn't know where else he could take things, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful combination of talents – the compositional work of Harris Eisenstadt, and the dynamic performance range of the Mivos Quartet – who bring life to Eisenstadt's music in a way that you'd never hear on his own records! The combination of a jazz talent and a string quartet is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
Livy Ekemezie —
Friday Night ... LP Linic Major/Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)...
A rare boogie set from the Nigerian scene – but one that also has the power to circle the globe with a universal sense of soul – as you might guess by the cosmopolitan look of Livy Ekemezie on the cover! The set's got a very strong tie to the grooves of the New York scene of the time ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great boogaloo jammer! These guys are about as obscure as you can get – but that doesn't stop them from turning out some wonderful Latin Soul tunes – jumping percussive rhythms peppered with a lot of piano, and featuring some hard-wailing horn solos that cook up the groove nicely. ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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El Turronero —
New Hondo ... LP Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1980. New Copy ...
A funky treasure from the Spanish scene at the end of the 70s – a groundbreaking combination of flamenco roots and upbeat funk and soul! The album's got a groove that grabs you right from the start – almost like some of the tighter sound library funk of the European scenet at the time, ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The crowning achievement of ELO at their best – a double-length set in which the genius of Jeff Lynne gets extra space to fully flower – and his mighty talents don't let up for a minute! The record's given us some classics over the years – standout tracks like "Mr Blue ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic cult soundtrack by Danny Elfman and The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Bongo – a lot more indicative of Elfman's pre-Hollywood era, with crazy songs and sounds that are perfectly suited to the film's odd mishmash of Max Fleischer cartoon and early big band jazz inspired lunacy! (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent addition to the Christmas jazz canon – a wonderfully warm album of vocal performances from the great Kurt Elling, served up here in a really classic style! We love Kurt's regular work – and have been strong supporters since he first got his start here in Chicago – ... (Holiday Music) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alton Ellis —
Love To Share ... LP Third World/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
A mighty mature effort from Alton Ellis – one of the most soulful voices in Jamaican music from the 60s onward – working here on a later London session done in collaboration with the great Jackie Mittoo! The album's got a bit of a lovers rock vibe, but also hearkens back to an older ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-titled album from trumpeter Don Ellis – as the set soars to the skies from the very first note! The album's got a dynamic energy that almost beats Don's American work of the time – lots of funky rhythms, and a cool MPS groove that shows the label's strong 70s legacy of larger ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wow, that's quite a cover from this German group of the 70s – and fortunately, their sound is strong enough to make the record stand strong way past the goofy gimmick on the front! These guys are totally great – kind of like a funky version of Blood Sweat & Tears, which is saying a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stephen Emmer & Others —
Home Ground ... LP Stephen Emmer (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ...
Stephen Emmer delivers an incredible record with this set – an album that's inspired by the classic blend of symphonic soul and powerful commentary in the music of artists like Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Bill Withers – but handled here with a sound that's completely Emmer's own! ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky Divas is right – as this classic album by En Vogue is one that had the group really redefining the sound of girl group soul for a whole new generation! The girls do a wonderful job of blending together hip hop beats and warmer mainstream soul – at a level that marked one of the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare Detroit work from guitarist Ron English – a key player with ties to both the Lyman Woodard Organization and the Strata Records scene! This collection features Ron hitting both modes nicely – some of the heavy funk that he brewed up with Lyman, on a few tracks that feature Woodard ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those records that definitely lives up to its cover – as it's not only a great mish-mash of styles, it's also got some 80s instrumental currents that might come as a surprise if you know other records on the Soundway label! The work recasts older elements of Ugandan music with old ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A not-so-surprisingly (given the pedigree!) later EPMD effort, and a smartly-titled one to boot – here they are, living up to their substantial legacy with a pretty strong, and these days underappreciated set – still going strong in the latter half of the 90s! Quite a few cuts on here ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare 70s funky soul from The Equatics – just the kind of record that keeps us digging and still excited after all these years – resurrected by the like minded diggers at Now Again! You know the kind of album we're talking about, the ones you come across with enigmatic cover art, no ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully warm session from tenor legend Booker Ervin – maybe not as experimental as some of Booker's other dates for Prestige Records in the 60s – but a really wonderful record that fully explores the deep tones of his Texas tenor, and still lets him come off with a bit of an edge! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy 200 gram vinyl, individually numbered!)
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most memorable Esquivel albums, and perhaps the first record that really let him hit his fantastic mix of off-beat orchestrations and spacey electronicized production! The arrangements are splendid, with echoey piano lines in the front that seem to trail off into the stratosphere. ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album