Apka ... LP Six Degrees, 2020. New Copy ...
Ceu seems to be an even stronger singer here than before – still able to drift in and out of an easygoing rhythm when she wants, but also more suited to take on tunes with a more soulful vibe – which includes a number of standout tunes that really make the record shine! There's still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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The striking debut of Oscar Jerome – a UK singer/songwriter who works with a fair bit of jazzy elements here – thanks in part to some Rhodes and keyboards from Joe-Armon Jones! The set's the kind of genre-stepping record that we'd expect from some of Jones' London contemporaries – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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A classic early album from Charlie Parker on Verve – and one that may well support one of the strangest cover illustrations ever done by the great David Stone Martin! The image of a bird-headed Parker blowing alto is more than compelling enough – but inside, the music is even better ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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A breakout record that forever put Wilson Pickett at the top of the heap for mainstream 60s soul – thanks to the oft-covered, endlessly played "Mustang Sally" single that leads off the set! And although the groove established by that track helped Pickett establish an audience on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Japanese pressing, with a great cover image!)
A very cool concept record – put together by DJ Don Bruce – with one side that features music from Cameo Records, and another that let's you put in your voice to be the DJ! Features tracks by The Tymes, Rays, Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons, Tootie & The Bouquets, and The Dovells! LP, Vinyl record album
A massive batch of work from one of the most enigmatic soul groups of the early 70s – featuring tracks from all of their LPs, plus b-sides of singles, and even some numbers from the group members' solo projects for Invictus! LP, Vinyl record album
Great early album by Hino – with a sound that's reminiscent of some of the Impulse work by artists like Pharaoh Sanders or Gato Barbieri. Takao Uematsu, the tenor player, is great, and has an excellent hard reed sound and a very spiritual vibe, and the electric piano player, Mikio Masuda, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label MO pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
An obscure early album from Mark "Markolino" Dimond – one that features some especially great vocals from Angel Canales! Dimond's piano really adds a heck of a lot to the set – coming across with a boldness that sometimes recalls Eddie Palmieri, but also laying back with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a cut corner, masking tape across the seams with pieces of clear tape at the bottom, some surface wear, and a bit of pen on front & back.)
A bold score for a famous 70s astronaut film – penned by Jerry Goldsmith with almost the same sort of drama he might bring to a war thriller! The story itself is pretty dark – as the astronauts don't make it to space, but are forced into a Air Force base – and Goldsmith's music ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey fusion from guitarist Danny Toan – sometimes upbeat, sometimes laidback, and always pretty soulful! The record's got a feel that's a bit different than some of the better-known fusion artists of the time – almost more like an instrumental soul album in points, with Danny's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains at the bottom and along the opening.)
A sweet set of street soul from Fatback – delivered with a bit more electro influences than some of their classic funk, but a groove that's still always right on the money! Bill Curtis is at the helm of the group, laying down most of the rhythms via DMX – but even with the electronics, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You might not guess it by the records that tend to grace our pages, but we do love some Neil Young around the Dusty offices. And while we'd like to say it doesn't get much better than this prime mid 70s LP, the old man's delivered so many great recordings over the years that would be a mighty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with printing inside jacket, including inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a small name in pen.)
A nice little set for Sister Sledge – their first post Nile Rodgers album of the 80s – with production this time out by Narada Michael Walden – with a crisp, uptempo vibe the does a great job of balancing the righteous post disco club groove with the sing-a-long chorus vocals and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
A great one by The Walker Brothers – recorded late in their career, when Scott Walker was really beginning to show signs of his later solo work, and starting to pen a few tunes of his own! The sound here is much deeper than the simple pop of the trio's earliest singles – and thanks to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Star Club. Cover has some wear and partially split seams.)
A dramatic score by Herrmann – written for this 1970 film about a key battle in WWII. Herrmann directs the London Philharmonic, and the whole thing's very action-packed – less edgey than some of Bernard's more famous scores, but strongly voiced nonetheless. Titles include "Prelude ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album – even if it tries to promise too much! The set bills itself as "the swinginest Hammond organ album since the birth of psychedelia" – and while that sort of a claim is so high that nobody could ever match it, the album is a great batch of offbeat soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Miles Davis —
Tutu ... LP Warner, 1986. Very Good+ ...
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some surface wear.)
A massive jammer from War – and a record that brought the group to a whole new generation of listeners – as well as a good number of later fans who discovered some of these jams in the club! The groove here isn't disco, but this tightening up of War's sweet jamming vibe – almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very heavy stuff from guitarist Jan Akkerman – almost more rock than jazz, with a hard-on jamming style that was the heaviest the European scene had to offer at the time! Some tracks have a bit of funky rhythm, but the real focus here is on the guitar – not only the jamming electric, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very mellow vocal set – featuring the voice of Japanese singer Yoshiko Kimura, set in a moody group led by Gary Foster. Foster plays alto, soprano, and flute on the album – but the best musical element here is Clare Fischer, who plays some nice keyboards on the best cuts – cool ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with some masking tape along the spine.)
Although composed by 70s sex-soundtrack genius Pierre Bachelet, this one's mostly a batch of jaunty, jagged little themes, a bit like Nino Rota's work for Fellini, with lots of similar touches. There's one striking number, though – "Ivory Coast Drums" – which has a weird ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent soundtrack from the great Francis Lai! This one's got a sweet sleazy early 70s sound – with lots of low-rumbling bass, electric piano and harpsichord, harmonica, and a slinky French sexy sound that's in the best early 70s mod mode! The album's got loads of wonderful tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning solo effort – Teena's second on Epic, and proof that she could still put out the goods on her own! Don't worry about the absence of Rick James here – as things are mighty tight, and right on the money – that wicked blend of funk and soul that got Lady T a great start ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early album by this famous 70s bassist – originally issued as the album Infinite Search on Embryo, but expanded here with the additional track "Cerecka". One of the greatest moments ever from bassist Miroslav Vitous – a very cool album recorded for the trippy Vortex ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting in the top seam.)
One of Max's real killers from the late 50s! After experiencing the hardship of the loss of Clifford Brown and his LA connection, Max seemed to set his sights on Chicago – where his keen talent for spotting strong young players hooked him up with some of his best bandmates in years. This ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing on Nippon Phonogram, 195J-41, with obi and insert.)
Alice Coltrane —
Eternity ... LP Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Seminal 70s work from one of the most righteous jazz musicians ever! On this set, Alice Coltrane moves past the rawer spiritual sound of her Impulse albums – working with a more focused vision and an approach to jazz that takes her way past the identity of just being "Mrs Coltrane" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two fairly extreme pieces by Nono which both mix voices and electronics. "Como Una" features a soprano and piano, and has a fairly heavy clunky sound. We're partial to "Yentonces Comprendio", which mixes multiple sopranos and tape, to create a haunting wispy sound with the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very nice little LA jazz session – not necessarily for Rosolino's trombone, which is still pretty nice, but really for the presence of Charlie Mariano, who gets a good chance to lay down some great solos in the session's small quintet with Walter Norris, Max Bennett, and Stan Levy. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
80's reissue that brings together tracks from two different Mingus Columbia sessions – one from 1959, and one from 1971. The '71 material is the extended "Shoes of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", which is one of Mingus' best works from the decade. The other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – an archetypal album from French composer Francis Lai, and a record that set the tone for countless other imitations to come – yet which is still the best! The groove here is really unique – a spare blend of bossa influences, jazzy organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Co;ver has some ring & edge wear and a small tear in the back paste-on.)
One of Eddie's groovier Varitone albums, and a record that has a very electric sound to it! At times, Eddie's electric sax is so off-beat that you'd think he was playing a synthesizer instead of a sax, but in true Harris form, he always keeps it funky, and even the weird sounds have a great groove ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, unglued top seam, and a promo sticker.)
Beautifully smooth soul from Robert Winters & Fall – a great mix of 80s groove and modern mellow – handled with lots of warm touches that make Winters' vocals come off wonderfully! The feel here is a bit like some of the smoother sets from DJ Rogers – as Winters' voice has a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Both Phase 4 and Stanley Black have made their share of snoozy LPs, but this is not one of them! The label lists the talent as "Stanley Black with Women's Voices", and boy do those gals give his music a kick. Their spooky chorus haunts these exotic ditties, and ally Stanley's sound much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little session from tenorist Houston Person – and one that's almost worth it alone for the organ on the set! This time around, the Hammond chair is filled by Billy Gardner – the organist who'd played with both Lou Donaldson and George Braith on previous dates – and who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(90s Japanese pressing from Lexington – in the Jazz Groove collection.)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys —
Play Requests ... LP Rebel, 1972. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A really unusual idea for a compilation – but the sort that we've really come to appreciate from the folks at Numero Group! The package traces a shift in American independent jazz during the 80s – following the sorts of players who might have played spiritual jazz or rock-oriented ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cool package, too – with a cigarette pack design, right down to the tax seal over the top!)
Really unusual music recorded in contemporary Niger – performed by a group that features two different musicians each playing calabash – a large gourd that is used in this very percussive way, but with deep sounds that almost rumble as if the earth itself were being pounded in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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A rock solid effort from one of the finer producers on Stones Throw at this stage in the label's esteemed history! If you expect 1988 to be throwback effort by the number title, think again, but he's not as predictable as that anyway. He sets an impeccable and unpredictable mood that stays rooted ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy sounds for a somewhat creepy film – an obscure 1967 exploitation documentary about the underground hippie sex scene in San Francisco! The record is almost like a mini-movie in sound – in that it features a narrator describing various scenes in the city's underground, while ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on white vinyl and includes a bonus DVD of the entire movie!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, August 7.
A treasure trove of rare soul work from Tommy McGee – a fantastic sweet soul singer from the Michigan scene of the 70s, and one who should have been huge – judging by the quality of the work on this set! The core of the package is Tommy's rare 1976 album Positive Negative – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jaga Jazzist have always had a somewhat spiritual sounding name, but this album might be the first to really deliver on that promise – a set of long tracks that unfold openly in a mix of electronic elements and more jazz-based touches – tunes that really take the right amount of time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous step forward for Jazzanova – an album that's overflowing with classic soul touches, and done in a style we'd hardly have expected from the group a few years before! Jazzanova have always had an ear for older sounds in their music – which is something that first set them ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and comes in a pop-up gatefold sleeve!)
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky trio with a really unique sort of vibe – vocals that are somewhere in the sweet soul territory of the early 70s, set to spacious instrumentation that's got some nicely trippy touches! The core lineup features guitar, bass, and drums next to the harmonized vocals of Kevin and Tony ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(On clear with translucent purple & yellow splatter vinyl pressing.)
A return to greatness for the legendary Tribe Records scene in Detroit – an underground movement that gave us some spiritual jazz classics in the 70s – then kept on making wonderful music at an even more underground level as the years went on! This set is a collection of work from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece from Will "Quantic" Holland – an artist who always surprises us with new sounds, but really blows us away with the depth in this set! Quantic started out groovy, then got funky and soulful, then embraced a range of Latin cultures in later work – and throughout ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Los Sospechos —
Postales ... LP Colemine, 2013. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Deep funk, but with a compelling twist – bits of South American styles filtering into the mix from time to time, but in subtle ways that never lose the groove! The album's a soundtrack, but works more like a funk album on its own – and is a great full length follow-up to some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the deepest digs into the 60s girl group scene we've ever seen – a package that not only gets way way past the big hits of the time, but also provides much better sound and way more context than the sorts of dodgy CDr collections that have spotted the market for years! It's great to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorites produced in Chicago during the early 70s – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure fantasticness from the great Kamasi Washington – a set that's much more compact than his sprawling Epic, but which has an equally wonderful vibe overall! The album features material that Washington performed at the Whitney Biennial – to accompany paintings by his sister – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff – one of those records you see for years, and always pass by – but which yields some real surprises once you dig in! Mason Williams is one of the cooler cats in the Warner Brothers stable of the late 60s – but he's also one of the more subtle, too – a folkie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album