Bobby was one of the more unlikely soul acts of the late 70s – but thanks to some skillful keyboard playing and smooth vocals, he scored huge with the track "What You Won't Do For Love", a nicely compressed mellow soul cut that almost feels like ballad-style Earth, Wind & Fire ... (Soul) read moreCD
Calibro 35 move strongly into the world of actual soundtrack music – after a number of albums that had them taking on classic sounds of Italian cinema – and the result is a set that might well be one of the strongest the group has ever cut! The core small combo approach is still the ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A wonderful later album from GC Cameron – a singer you might know best as the early lead in The Spinners – sounding quite different here in a Malaco Records setting! The album's got Cameron slow-stepping through some great mellow soul cuts – warm, sensuous tunes that work ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the most essential Can albums, and perhaps their best – have drums ever sounded better on a record? Ege Bamyasi features some of Jaki Liebezeit's greatest beats, from the shorter songs like the amazing "Vitamin C", "I'm So Green", and "Spoon", to the ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Please note that the pages of the booklet are stuck together from water damage.)
Moody genius from Can – and one of greatest albums of its time! Tons of spooky spare atmosphere, vocals that go from a lull to a cathartic echoey shriek, and that rollicking and propulsive backbeat that makes Can a band for the ages. Not just a landmark in what was to be dubbed Krautrock ... (Rock) read moreCD
Dorothy Carless is a British singer by birth, but she's working here in an intimate and breathy style that's perfect for the mid 50s LA setting of the album! Backings are by the Barney Kessel trio – a group here that features not only some sensitive guitar from Barney, similar to his mode ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print HiFi CD pressing – not a CDr.)
Brandi Carlile —
Story ... CD Columbia, 2006. Used ...
A pair of creepy soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is Missile To The Moon – a score that seems to end its object into space through an array of short, dramatic moments – which build in tension nicely with lots of dark corners and edges, before bursting forward ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur —
Joy Of Being ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Used ...
An improvising trio who've got a familiar structure, but a great sound of their own – as the lineup features Rafal Mazur on an acoustic bass guitar, which creates some very unique moments alongside the tenor of Francois Carrier and drums of Michel Lambert! Carrier's got this snakey sense of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur —
Oneness ... CD FMR, 2017. Used ...
A great example of why the Swingville label was such a great idea – a perfect setting for older players to have a chance to relax in the studio and really do their thing – hitting the sort of notes they might reach in a late-nite set at a club, without all the pressures to try for a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great work from Ron Carter's Golden Striker trio – a group with a really unique sound that comes from the careful balance of Carter's bass, Mulgrew Miller's piano, and Russell Malone's guitar! All three players have just the right amount of individuality and maturity to work together ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The 6th volume of American Recordings from Johnny Cash – recorded in the months between June's & Johnny's passing – produced by an increasingly reverent Rick Rubin and put together with care and consideration. Cash sounds justifiably weary on these late recordings, with songs ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Iconic early Cash at Sun Records – and while there is truth in the title, as it does indeed include a few of his trademak tunes, it'd be even more accurate to say it's the SOUND that made him famous – that perfect mix of his authoritative voice, unvarnished boom-chicka-boom backdrop ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
The raw, mesmerizing debut of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds! On From Her To Eternity, Cave stalks and staggers right along the line between the aggro caterwaul of The Birthday Party and the haunting moodiness of later records with the Bad Seeds – and it's as distinct and exciting as ever ... (Rock) read moreCD
Thanks to the resurgence in interest in post-disco noise funk – which has blossomed into wonderful reissues of the Z Records catalog and so much more – here's a great little CD overview of the best years of No Wave pioneer James Chance! James personified the NY No Wave movement with ... (Rock) read moreCD
Gene Chandler's one of those artists who never fails to surprise us. First known for his big early hits for Vee Jay – including "Duke Of Earl" – Gene stayed strong over many many years, shifting labels from time to time, continuing to grow as a singer and move through a range ... (Soul) read moreCD
More straight ahead than some of Charles' other work from the time – most of which is fairly modernist – but still a strong batch of tracks, and one that has a lot more edge than the work of Lionel Hampton, to whom it was recorded as a "salute". Teddy's on vibes throughout ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweetly stepping session of bluesy jazz vocals from Jeannie Cheatham – outwardly a trad-oriented record, but done here with some nice light west coast touches that really capture the best of the Concord groove of the early 80s. There's a gentle swing to the tracks that reminds us of some ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band —
Can't Sit Down ... CD World Village (Germany), 2011. Used ...
Affair ... CD Tabu/Sony (Japan), 1988. Used ...
A Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis classic – and key proof that their pairing with singer Cherrelle was a mighty good thing! Cherrelle's got a voice that's perfect for the beat-heavy approach of the pair – light enough to dance around the rhythms, but bold enough with a presence all its own ... (Soul) read moreCD
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Much later than classic vintage for Chic, but still pretty darn great – and a record that was relatively overlooked at the time! The style here steps off strongly from the Chic sound of the early 80s – and the team of Edwards and Rodgers still definitely have their funky sense of ... (Soul) read moreCD