A bit jazzier than usual – thanks to work from Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on saxes, Ron Carter on bass, and both Tony Williams and Harvey Mason on drums! Titles include "Love Theme From Spartacus", "Golden Hours", "Gardenia", "La Llave" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever solo set from the great Boz Scaggs – done after a few key early performances with The Steve Miller Band – and with a style that's even more soulful than some of Scaggs' later work! The style us unabashedly soul-based – as the set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a dent on the top seam.)
Blue-eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, with a decidedly Philly influenced sound to the production, which we'd hazard a guess comes more from the Hall & Oates side of town than the Sigma Sound axis. Still, this is a solid album with the irresistible hit "Lowdown", still a favorite around ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few full albums by the great Jack Scott – with titles that include "Burning Bridges", "Window Shopping", "Good Deal Lucille", "What In The World's Come Over You", "My King", and "Cruel World". LP, Vinyl record album
A Chicgao obscurity – by a group who add in a fair bit of jazzy instrumentation to their mix! Titles include "Roundhouse", "It's Over", "Jeremiah Crane", "Landlubber", and "Requiem For A Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Ambitious folksy work from British trio Jade – a set that definitely fits into the best acid folk style of the time! There's often a bit of fuller backings in the mix here – nothing slick or commercial, but just a slight use of strings or other instrumentation to give the tunes the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obscure funky band on Tower. We've never been able to figure out if the group is actually a soul band, or a rock band that just plays with a soulful sound (although we're pretty sure it's the latter, as the album cover just has black silhouettes of the band, which seems to be a fair tip that they'r ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam & mostly split top.)
A fuzzy, freaked-out classic from one of the coolest groups to work on the Chicago scene of the 60s – the mighty Shadows Of Knight, easily one of the best garage acts of their time! The album's got a raw power that's undeniable – a gritty sound that almost beats the Boston, Texas, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has light wear and a small name in pen on back.)
We've gotta admit, this record sounds a lot better with the passing of time than we might have expected – thanks in part to some totally sweet Fender Rhodes, used often, and in all the best ways to pepper the tunes! Barry Beckett and Bob James handle the keys – and there's even some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
If you ever needed a record to convince you that Simon & Garfunkel were geniuses, and way more than just mainstream pop – this is it! The production is sublime – soft sounds moving beautifully along with the heavenly vocals – and the songwriting hits a new level of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Country, Nancy's way – but fortunately that way includes some great help from Lee Hazlewood, who's working here at the height of his powers! The set's got that sly, sexy twangy cowboy mode that was Lee's greatest contribution to Nancy – and the way the album's set up, it's almost more ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nancy Sinatra —
Sugar ... LP Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Though one of her groovy Hazlewood produced albums, she only does two Hazlewood-penned tunes on this one: "Coastin", and "Sugar Town". The rest of the songs are the old-timey standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Vagabond Shoes", "Let's Fall In ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has a light wear, a cutout hole, and a sticker remnant.)
Siouxsie & The Banshees —
Tinderbox ... LP Geffen, 1986. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Loose, jammy, incredibly cool grooves from Snakegrinder – a mid 70s Delaware group that would've fit right in with the freewheeling west coast underground rock scene – if only they weren't on the other side of the country! Snakegrinder has an easygoing, sunshine vibe that's clearly of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An almost all-jazz release by Soft Machine – and a tasty bit of proggish tunes with a spare electric modal groove. Robert Wyatt's still on drums, and the rest of the group features Hugh Hopper on bass, Mike Ratledge on organ and piano, and Elton Dean on saxes. Titles include "Teeth" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible jazz rock from Soft Machine – recorded after Robert Wyatt left the group, and for some reason, a bit overlooked because of that fact – but still a pretty darn great album, awash in long tracks with plenty of jazzy touches – still finely crafted in the sublime crossover ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime early work from Robert Wyatt and crew – a psychedelic accented jazz rock classic that never gets old – and a visionary set that inspired a generation! The heavily fuzzy guitar sound is transcendent on Volume Two – with sudden jazzy changes, augmented by horns, and all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joanie Sommers thinks young here – not in a teen pop sense, but in a style that has plenty of youthful variety in the mix! The album's served up in two different modes – side one is a big band side, with backings from the great Marty Paich – and side two is a live performance, ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, clear tape on the seams, and sticker spots.)
Song Gol Mae —
II ... LP Jigu (Korea), 1982. Very Good+ ...
Sonic Youth's best ever – bringing the earlier, noisier impulses into an anthemic rock realm -with incredible results! Daydream Nation's legancy looms as heavily over the indie rock to come over the next 20-or-so years as much as any other album album we can think of...hell, just the first 2 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great one from the mid 90s – in the heart of Sonic Youth's middle major label period – and still on a hell of a creative win streak! This is genuinely exploratory, noisy 90s rock at it's finest – played by bonafide noise rock pioneers that really found something of a comfort ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best albums we've ever heard from this funky rock group – kind of a mix of styles by groups like Average White Band, Sweetwater, and Tower Of Power. The album features the great funk track "Without Love", which begins with a monster break that has a very dark Eric B kind ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool bit of spacey grooves – with a sound that's right up there with some of the leaner groovs of the Cosmic club scene! The mixture of instruments include polymoog, mini moog, Fender Rhodes, Arp, clavinette, and Hammond organ – and the keyboards are arranged in driving spacey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing.)
Spanky & Our Gang —
Live ... LP Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
An unusual album from this groovy group – especially given that most of their famous work was in the studio! Titles include "Wasn't It You", "Dirty Old Man", "The Klan", "Nagasaki", "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight", and "That's What You ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The electrifying debut of Bruce Springsteen – flying the flag for earnest souls in the strange years of the early 70s, and busting right out of the gets in prime form! Loads of classics – including "For You", "Blinded By The Light", "Mary Queen Of Arkansas" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Postcard-flap cover, with light wear.)
Bruce Springsteen —
Nebraska ... LP Columbia, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
The starkest, sparest ever by Bruce Springsteen – sans accompaniment for the most part, having famously opted to release the haunting guitar, voice and harmonica demos as the actual album – and it's devastatingly strong to this day! The hallmark facet is that it's a largely solo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Includes inner sleeve.)
Bruce Springsteen —
River ... LP Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Prime classic Springsteen double album, circa 1980! The River finds Bruce a few years removed from the massive breakthrough that was Born To Run, and seemingly starting to let go of the darker tone of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, though still with some shadows of it. Definitely a creative high ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wickedly tight album from SRC – perfectly blended guitar, keyboards, and snapping drums – and the kind of a record that should have made them much bigger players at the time! The album is jamming, yet also lean and clean – almost a sunshine approach to hard rock, with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a cut corner.)
St Vincent —
Actor ... LP 4AD, 2009. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
My god, what a record! This one's genius through and through – a set that sometimes gets eclipsed in the brilliance to come, but which is easily one of our favorites ever by Steely Dan! There's a beautifully focused feel here – thanks to Donald Fagan's incredible lead vocals, and a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums ever from ultra-cool flute man Jeremy Steig – a jazz album at its core, but one with some rock and folk elements as well! The instrumentation is heavy on Steig's funky flute – already blown here with that breathy quality that would come out even more strongly on ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite a compelling album from the great and sometimes-overlooked Al Stewart – a set that really showcases the evolution in both his songwriting and subject matter – all at a level that seems wonderfully unconcerned with any sort of chart hit or commercial crossover! At this point, Al's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album