A real step forward for the amazing Francoise Hardy – a singer who was already great at the start, but who reaches out a bit more globally here – as she works with Brit arranger Charles Blackwell, in a mode that's got a bit of groovy 60s London in the mix! The tracks include many ... (French, Rock)read moreCD
Deluxe ... CD Brain/Gronland (Germany), 1975. New Copy ...
A brilliant little album from Harmonia – quite possibly their greatest record ever, and a set that's wonderfully balanced between progressive and electronic modes! There's a live drummer on the set – Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru – and although he still plays with a spare, circular ... read moreCD
Rare sounds from Harmonia – four unreleased tracks all recorded during the pivotal year of 1975, when the group was really pushing its sound a bit, and helping find a new path forward for the energy of Krautrock! As with other Harmonia work, there's a sense of layering and modal progression ... read moreCD
An electronic prog classic – served up by the Harmonia trio of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius from Cluster, plus Michael Rother of Neu! The tracks here have a definite Cluster-like sound – instrumentals that use organ, keyboards, guitar, and electronic percussion to build up ... read moreCD
A great batch of tracks from one of our favorite groups of the 60s – the ultra-cool, ultra-groovy Harpers Bizarre – whose harmonies forever helped change the sound of Sunshine Pop! The group are well-known for their amazing albums, and the way they wove together some really magical ... read moreCD
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard by trumpeter Jon Hassell – with a lot more going on than usual! Hassell's still got that spacey trumpet sound that made him famous, but he's working here with a hip group of fusion players that includes Nana Vasconcelos, Miroslav Vitous, and ... read moreCD
Incredible sounds from trumpeter Jon Hassell – a really genre-defining record, and the start of a great run of music for years to come! The album's part of Brian Eno's "fourth world" series – explorations in mixing his own inventive modes with other global styles – but ... read moreCD
Bobby Hatfield is doing way more than messing around – as he cut this killer session down at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, with a heavy soul vibe that really knocks the album out of the park! The set's one of the best in that rare early 70s blend of soul, funk, and rock – ... read moreCD
A rare vocal outing from Goldie Hawn – recorded early in her career, and kind of a seminal shift away from the goofier side of her Laugh-In years! The style is surprisingly heartfelt, and quite intimate – a bit like that of Claudine Longet's later records at times, which is well suited ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Mayer Hawthorne just keeps on rising and rising with each new record – to a level where he's not just sounding like those 70s influences that have always been a force in his music, but actually manages to fit right in alongside them with a seamless sound and completely confident vibe! The ... (Neo Soul, Rock)read moreCD
We love Lee Hazlewood – and this album is one of his best! The record's a stunning batch of Lee's original compositions – all wonderful examples of the way that Lee could take a postwar fascination with Western themes and images, and turn it on itself to reveal the anxieties and ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Amazing sounds from Lee Hazlewood – some of his most offbeat, unbridled recordings ever – and that's saying a lot if you've already heard his classics for Mercury, MGM, and Reprise! The package here brings together rare work from Lee's own LHI label – packaged beautifully with a ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Pure genius from Lee Hazlewood – one of his gems cut for MGM in the 60s, and a session that features some great small combo backings! The feel here is almost a jazz-inflected take on the slight country tinge of Lee's other work – a style that's as sophisticated and unique as Hazlewood's ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Genius, pure genius! (Have we said that about Lee too many times before?) The work of Lee Hazlewood is beyond description – a bit of vocals, a bit of country, a bit of lounge, and a bit of rock – all wrapped up with a sinister edge that has you believing that this was the man who used ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Lee Hazlewood's world is always a very special one for us – filled with great songs, amazing production, and those icy vocals that Lee sang unlike anyone else! This album may be one of Hazlewood's greatest from the 60s – at least among his US recordings – and it's a near-perfect ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Groovy folk rock from early 70s Korea – melodic and lightly psychedelic work by Lee Jang Hee – with a diverse approach to songcraft! The endearing clunkiness of the title put a smile on our faces before we even heard a note, and the music more than lives up! The 9 tracks roll from an ... read moreCD
Not the original Quatermass EP from The Heliocentrics – but material that takes off in an even fuller, heavier direction – and which may well be the funkiest sounds we've heard from these guys so far! The music is stunning right from the very first heavy bassline and sharp drum crackle ... (Deep Funk, Rock)read moreCD
Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Jeff Sipe —
Personae ... CD Bardo, 2002. Used ...
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... read moreCD
A legendary performance from Jimi Hendrix – recorded at the second Atlanta Pop Festival just ten short weeks before Jimi's death, and a searing set throughout! The concert was the biggest that Hendrix ever played in the US – about 200,000 people in attendance – but the recording ... read moreCD
A really compelling talent from early 70s Brunswick Records – by an artist who's got the same sort of genre-crossing vibe as Rodriguez, Jose Feliciano, or the team of Alzo & Udine! Herman hails from Colombia, but was a high school student in Miami at the time of this album – yet he ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Early 70s psychedelia from Hojas – a well-honed Uruguayan group, heard here on their debut! Hojas have a sound that resonates strongly with other South American rock from the time – fuzzy guitars mixed with rhythms that are a bit more chunky than most American groups – produced ... read moreCD
Allan Holdsworth —
IOU ... CD Enigma/Restless, 1985. Used ...
Trashy glam rock from the Hollywood Brats – the UK followers of the New York Dolls that bring too much raw, gleeful and punchy tunefulness to their knockoff to incur any wrath from us Doll devotees! The approach is the same is Thunders & Co, as is the love of feathers and lace – ... read moreCD
A nicely focused little collection on the great Ferlin Husky – one that brings together some of his more upbeat tunes from the early generation of rock and roll – although the music is still pretty darn country overall! Or rather, hillbilly – said in the most respectful way of ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A really stunning set from Il Balletto Di Bronzo – a group who clearly have the instrumental chops to take off in a proggish way, but really keep things interesting here by staying in a grittier, more straightforward groove! The power of the drums and guitars is wonderful – almost funk ... read moreCD
Heavy grooving psych from late 60s/early 70s UK combo Infinity – with loads of Hammond organ grooves and gritty rhythms! The swirling organ sound really sets the group apart from post psych peers on both sides of the Atlantic – often out front in the sound, although the guitars are ... read moreCD
We can remember when these guys were just a loose collective of musicians, playing Miles-influenced spacey jazz jams in unadvertised Monday night gigs at Chicago's legendary Rainbo Room. Now, they've metamorphosized into the latest hope from Chicago – taking experiments of other cross-pollina ... read moreCD
Chicago modernism from the Chicago Underground meets Tortoise post-rock electronic free jazz collective. 11 numbers in all, including "Harm-O-Lodge", "Space Krikts", "Meta Bass", "Moonlex", "Kidtronix", "Moot Ang", "Sint_D" and ... read moreCD
Raucous late material from Wanda Jackson – one of the greatest voices of late 50s rock & roll, male or female – sounding freshly invigorated well into her 70s! The album is produced by Jack White and staffed by his Third Man Records players, with no one involved here sounding all ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes ... read moreCD
Fool ... CD Brainfeeder, 2016. New Copy ...
A bright blend of abstract electronics and leftfield jazz from Dutch experimentalist Mitchel Van Dinther, aka Jamezoo – and one more significant reminder that the Brainfeeder label is home to some of the best, most creative modern instrumental music of the past couple decades! After the ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Bert Jansch —
Nicola ... CD Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1967. New Copy ...
A beautiful record from the great Bert Jansch – quite different than some of his others at the time, but in a really wonderful way! The set has Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar interwoven with some larger arrangements – not in a commercial style, but in a mode that perfectly ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
The only album ever cut by this obscure 60s folk duo – but a pretty darn great set, and one with some especially nice folk rock touches! Jonathan & Leigh sing in duet mode and accompany themselves on acoustic guitar – but the album also adds in some heavier bass from William Salter ... read moreCD
Fantastic material from the great George Jones – two early Columbia albums, back to back on a single CD! A Picture Of Me is prime Jones at his 70s best – stepping off his indie stretch on Musicor Records, and taking all the skills he'd honed on that imprint to some fantastic new ... read moreCD
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A colorful collage of post psyche folk sounds from John Jones – who would go on the front the psyche prog band Jonesy – here bringing a bit of spaciness to more acoustic based sounds! A pretty dreamy effort, with lightly gliding melodies and mellower songs trading space with more ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Priscilla Coolidge Jones —
Flying ... CD Capricorn/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ...
A surprisingly soulful set from Priscilla Coolidge Jones – a record that's kind of a late 70s take on the sorts of modes she developed with Booker T at the start of the decade – which is no surprise, given that Booker produced the record, and also plays organ and keyboards throughout! ... read moreCD
Nice work from Christopher Kearney – a Canadian singer/songwriter who followed the same path to LA as some of his 60s contemporaries, yet managed to cut this album back home with a feel that's all his own! There's definitely some currents from American country in Kearney's approach, but the ... read moreCD
A rich blend of breezy orchestrations and an early rock opera narrative from Keith – and ambitious set of groovy psychedelic pop songcraft that's light years away from his earlier hit – and an underappreciated gem that more or less capped off his young career! The record has some ... read moreCD
A great CD package featuring the lost 1975 release from Kilburn & The High Road – Ian Dury's fantastic, and at the time, completely anomalous group of pub rock outcasts! The Kilburn sound is tough to describe even now – traces of Phil Spector's rock & soul, ragged 50s jazz, and ... read moreCD
Killer Shrews (Jon Langford/Gary Lucas/Tony Maimone) —
Killer Shrews ... CD Enemy, 1993. Used ...