Titles include "Drug Store Truck Drivin Man", "King Apathy III", "Candy", "Bad Night At The Whiskey", "This Wheel's On Fire", and "Child Of The Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Byrds, David Crosby, Canned Heat, & Others —
Early LA ... LP Together Records, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ...
A really cool collection of pre-fame work from a variety of different artists – with unusual recordings by David Crosby, Canned Heat, The Byrds, Dillards, Dino Valenti, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
A sweet trio session featuring Peter Washington on bass, Kenny Washington on drums, and George Cables on piano. Tracks include "In Walked Bud", "Just Friends", "Waltz For Debby", "Con Alma", and the Cables originals "Lullaby", "Helen's ... read moreCD
An incredible collection of records – a series of albums that forever changed the sound of Latin music around the world! These five sets were all cooked up in the changing Cuban scene at the start of the 60s – where musicians were getting looser and freer, with a sound that was quite ... read moreCD
17 tracks of their goofy doo wop stuff from the 50's, including hits like "Gloria" and "Speedoo", plus other tracks like "Zoom", "Peek A Boo", and "My Girl Friend". Sort of a mix between the Coasters and other sweeter groups, with the kind of ... read moreCD
This is a collection of 19 tracks from these East Coast Doo-Woppers. The tracks span from 1954 to 1961 and include such songs as "Gloria", "That's All I Need", "Please, Mr. Johnson", "Copy Cat", "Cool It Fool", and "Jay Walker". LP, Vinyl record album
A split album of work from doo wop legends The Cadillacs & The Orioles – featuring about a side apiece of music by each group, pulled mostly from singles for the Jubilee label! The Cadillacs are represented here by their highly frenetic approach to vocals – a style that made them ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great return to form for one of the greatest female singers of the 70s reggae scene – the lovely Susan Cadogan, who works here in a format that really lets her hit all the right sort of vibes! Rhythms are full, but laidback – and Susan's voice is beautifully upfront, maybe a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on red vinyl and with bonus CD!)
A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours – as the great performer also reminds us of his poetic and performance skills, making all these strange and unusual vocalizations into the microphone on the state! The feel is ... read moreCD
Original cast recording starring Norman Wisdom, Louise Troy, and George Rose. LP, Vinyl record album
Adam Caine/Adam Lane/Bob Lanzetti/Billy Mintz —
Transmissions ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
Adam Caine has lots of sounds in his bag here – work that varies not just as he switches between electric guitar, electric bass, and synthesizer – but which also brings out a range of different qualities on each instrument! The approach is a bit hard to describe, but is not that far ... read moreCD
A pair of killers from this jazzy Latin combo of the 70s! First up is the self-title Caldera album – a jazzy Latin fusion classic – and the first album by the border-crossing combo! The group features both North and South American players – coming together in a hard-riffing ... read moreCD
One of the best solo albums ever from John Cale – a set that has the singer playing a lot of piano alongside his vocals, which creates this moody, evocative quality that's really wonderful! Cale's songwriting is always pretty compelling, but the heavy use of piano really brings out a depth ... read moreCD
One of those landmark meetings of mighty talents that sounds even better on record than it does on paper – as the set somehow finds this really special space that's completely between all the best early 70s modes of both Terry Riley and John Cale! Cale was really coming into his own at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A two part groover from this obscure east coast club combo – slowly building with some nice synth at the beginning, but acoustic beats underneath, and almost more of a funk track than a disco one, given the pace and the soulful feel overall. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Calibro 35 —
Momentum ... CD Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ...
Calibro 35 have certainly gained momentum in our book – as the group's given us more than a few albums over the years, and just keep sounding better and better with each new one! This set has the group still strongly in their core territory of Italian soundtrack and sound library funk – ... read moreCD
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that ... read moreCD
Featuring Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Adrian Rollini, Phil Napolen, Arthur Schutt and others. LP, Vinyl record album
California Three (Dwight Dickerson) —
Windows ... CD Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ...
A really great group – one that we've never seen under this name before, but which features familiar names Dwight Dickerson on piano and Donald Bailey on drums, plus bass from Harvey Newmark! The album's got all the lyrical charm and sparkle of Dickerson's best from the time – a really ... read moreCD
One of the great albums from Terry Callier's "second chapter" on record – a time when he was working for Elektra Records, and doing work that was a bit straighter soul than before – and also slightly jazzy as well! The record's kind of a mix of jazzy grooves and smoother soul ... read moreCD
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... read moreCD
Casb Calloway and Thelma Carpenter sing songs from Blackbirds Of 1928, with backings by Lehman Engel – and Carpenter and Avon Long perform songs from Shuffle Along, with backings directed by Eubie Blake, who wrote the music! LP, Vinyl record album
A warmly organic album from Calm – mellow and laidback grooves with lots of acoustic touches, including some very nice work on guitar and percussion! The feel's almost as if Osunlade made a chillout album – but also has a greater depth, a soulful finish, and a far-seeing, almost ... read moreCD
A great release by this really unique combo – a Brazilian group, but one who are equally interested in the African roots in their music – but in ways that are completely different than any other contemporary act we can think of! Camarao Orkestra aren't one of those Fela-styled Afro ... read moreCD
A great release by this really unique combo – a Brazilian group, but one who are equally interested in the African roots in their music – but in ways that are completely different than any other contemporary act we can think of! Camarao Orkestra aren't one of those Fela-styled Afro ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Word Up! ... LP Atlanta/Polygram, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A mid-80s classic from Cameo – one that showed the world that the group was still very much in the funky music game, even if their lineup had been reduced to a trio! Larry Blackmon's still at the head of the group – singing, drumming, and playing bass throughout – with plenty of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Camera Soul —
Existence ... CD Extra Smooth/P-Vine (Japan), 2020. New Copy ...
A great little group – and one with a wonderful talent for bringing together soulful styles in a really catchy way – using bits of funk, ala the Brand New Heavies – but also not afraid to go for a tighter hook, too – in a way that reminds of some of our favorite Japanese-only ... read moreCD
A tremendous solo act from GC Cameron – a singer who first rose to fame in The Spinners, but who really sounds wonderful on his own! GC's moved away from The Spinners here – into a wide range of styles that show him ready to take on most of the rest of the competition! He's working ... read moreCD
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a bit confusing, but Cornell Campbell's essentially saying that he's a stalwart – something we can completely agree with, given his strong legacy in Jamaican music – and the sublime sound of a 70s classic like this! Cornell's got a higher range than some of his ... read moreCD
One of Glen's last super-huge albums of the 60s – featuring the sublime Jimmy Webb-penned "Galveston", a track that must have been written for Glen's unique vocal style! The album also includes the hit "Where's The Playground, Susie?" – plus the tracks "Today&qu ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An insanely wonderful early album from Glenn Campbell – the kind of music that's not really rock, pop, or country – but instead a unique summation of all, at a level that only Campbell could do this well The album kicks off with the sublime pop hit "Gentle On My Mind" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that's quite different than the usual late 60s Capitol sounds from Glen Campbell – a special Christmas album, cut during Glen's early years as a solo act! There's definitely a bit of a country tinge, but some moments are more crossover pop as well – mixed nicely here in ... read moreCD
A trio of early 70s albums from Glen Campbell – all of them a lot more obscure than his hits! Glen Travis Campbell has a cover proclaiming that the set is "a new musical path" – and producer Jimmy Bowen works with bigger backings from Larry Muhuberac to use soaring strings ... 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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Christmas happens all around the globe, even in spots where the snowfall is light, and a White Christmas is unlikely to happen – and while we're not entirely sure this is the way they celebrate the holiday on the South Beach of Miami, Dio and the Candi Cane Crew try to imagine what such a ... read moreCD
An incredible record – and the kind of rare LA bop session that got totally lost because it was never packaged properly! This obscure set was issued by the Crown label under a number of names – both the Conte Candoli All Stars and Vince Guaraldi – and the group includes Conte ... read moreCD
A lost west coast gem from the 50s – a unique quintet session for Atlantic Records, cut by a group co-led by trumpeter Conte Candoli and pianist Lou Levy! There's a bit more fire here than in some of the other sides from the time by the players – especially Levy – and in a way, ... read moreCD
(Out of print, 2017 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)