12 tracks including "Rhapsody In Blue", "Our Day Will Come", "You Go To My Head", "Do You Love Me?", "I Feel Fine", "Johnny Be Good", and "Stella By Starlight". (Sound Library, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
70s geekazoid hi-fi culture at it's finest! The folks at JBL put together this 2LP set as sort of a "bible" of a 70's understanding of hi-fi – and it's a weird mix of documentary discussion, speaker demonstration, and rock tracks by the likes of Alex Harvey and Hoyt Axton. Nutty, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has some wear and aging.)
The alto of Bud Shank gets some fuller backings from the great Bob Florence – all in a mode that's as groovy as you might expect from the title – and which also features a bit of guest work from Chet Baker as well! The sound's nice and buoyant – swinging, but never too over the ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fab set of James Bond tunes – performed by Brit easy maestro Roland Shaw, in a style that's arguably groovier than the original soundtracks themselves! There's some nice instrumental touches on a few of these that push the mood of the set in a good way – and Shaw's also chosen a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 LP set filled with spy themes conducted by Brit bandleader Roland Shaw, with a very groovy Phase 4 sound. Titles include "Mr Kiss-Kiss, Bang-Bang", "The Saint", "The Avengers", "Ipcress File", "Our Man Flint", "James Bond Theme", "D ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)
Harry Simeone Chorale/Elizabeth Firestone Willis —
It's Alaska ... LP RCA, 1970. Very Good- ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and discoloration from age.)
One of Frank Sinatra's earliest experiments with instrumental music – a set of tunes composed by Alec Wilder – including some handled by Wilder himself, with a group that includes Mitch Miller on oboe and Julius Baker on flute – in a cool modern chamber jazz mode! (Vocalists, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)
Groovy folksy pop, with some weird instrumentation like electric sitar, thumbtack piano, and "nerves". Tracks include "Looking at the Rose Through World Colored Glasses", "Do Not Speak but Sing", and "Think of Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear, marker on one corner, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)
Perfect summer pop! After Murray Wilson was kicked out by his sons, the Beach Boys, he went on to prove to the world that he could create another group that was every bit as good as them. Truth is, he failed, but that doesn't stop the Sunrays from being a fantastic bit of 60's pop surf harmony ... (Rock, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice groovy instrumentals from one of the best little combos of the 60's. The record includes their big hit "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", plus a number of other tracks that have a similar "TV commercial" feel – like "Chiquita Banana", "Pizza ... (Rock, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groovy batch of tight instrumental cuts from the T-Bones, including the hit title cut "Sippin' N Chippin'", plus "Forty Five (Colt 45 Theme)", "Tippy Toeing", 'Walkin' My Cat Named Dog", "Spanish Flea", "Sure gonna Miss Her", "The ... (Rock, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We can't vouch for the authenticity of the origin of these recordings, but who cares when you've had a couple of sugary rum drinks? Both vocal and instrumental tracks, as the title implies. 10 numbers in all, including "Sha Sha Calor", "You Couie", "Yarbon", "Ded ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
(Cover has some creases and gloss peeling on back.)
United States In Europe Air Force Band —
Invincible Eagle ... LP US Air Force, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Hard to believe that the Air Force was once in the record business – but check this one out as proof! The versatile ensemble was made up of airmen stationed in Europe at the time (hence the name!) – and they played a range of material from big band standards to jazzy readings of pop ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Side one features a nice "Symphonic Portrait Of Duke Ellington" – and side two features smaller group readings of titles that include "Caravan", "Solitude", and "Black & Tan Fantasy". (Jazz, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some aging.)
Art Van Damme —
Ecstasy ... LP Saba (Germany), 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the coolest albums from this jazzy accordion maestro – an early MPS set that features Heribert Thusek on vibes, Peter Witte on bass, Charly Antolini on drums, and Freddy Rundquist on guitar! (Jazz, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
If anybody could take a great tune and make it better, it was The Ventures – as you'll hear on this album's killer version of "Hawaii Five O" – as well as a host of other groovy goodies too! The set's still got the core sound of the quartet – loads of fuzzy guitars ... (Rock, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the spine held with pieces of clear tape and splitting on the spine.)
The Ventures In Space is a really wonderful idea – especially given that the quartet had so much energy in their guitars at this point, they could easily make it to the moon! The set's cooking with great little numbers that really keep with the space theme of the title – tracks like ... (Rock, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band —
Fresh Air ... LP A&M, 1969. Very Good ...
A sweet late instrumental classic from the 60s glory years at A&M – and a record that's far different than some of the earlier work by the Baja Marimba Band! Sure, the group's still got plenty of their "fake" Mexican sound in place here – obviously they can't drop the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on red vinyl, including the vintage inner sleeve.)
John Williams —
Changes ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Tripped-out larger orchestrations that feature classical guitar by Williams, set alongside groovier 60s touches from arranger Stanley Myers! The sound is sometimes spare and spacey, sometimes full on and soaring – but at all points surprisingly revolutionary for the time, with a sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful Verve madness, and a darkly twisted batch of easy instrumentals, put together by the silent genius Pat Williams. The songs are mostly covers – like "Whiter Shade of Pale", "Get Back", "Joy Joy", and "River Deep Mountain High" – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Pat Williams —
Think ... LP Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Pat Williams is one of the greatest overlooked arrangers of the 60s, and this great Verve album features some beautifully nutty tracks, with a sweet mix of jazz and easy stylings! Zoot Sims solos on a few tracks here, and Dick Hyman plays Calliope. Great cuts include "Chicken Feathers" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic first volume in this series, put together back in the 80's, when loads of hip hop tracks were sampling things like "Inspector Gadget" and "Batman". Still classic now, though, and with loads of material, like The Flintsones, Batman, Lost In Space, Star Trek, The Dick ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album