Dub auteur Bill Laswell gets Bootsy Collins together with a motley crew of Material/Axiom cohorts for this trip-hopped out take on Jimmy Hendrix's already spacey classic number. Grandmaster D St, aka DXT produces, and Blackbyrd McKnight, Afrika Bambaata, Mudbone Cooper all lend a hand for a bottom ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene – although sometime singer Don Letts did start Big Audio Dynamite later. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve, in the embossed cover, with light wear.)
Dazzling work from John Cale – exactly the kind of record that shows why his solo years were so great! The record's got this unusual vibe – on one hand, it's put together like a more conventional rock set of the time – but on the other, it's got strange dark currents that run ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that blew the world away when it was first released – and still continues to delight all these many years later! Brian Eno had first rose to fame in Roxy Music – where his sonic sensibilities and ear for electronic experimentation really added a lot to their initial albums ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US yellow label pressing. Cover has some packing tape at the opening and a bent corner.)
Herbie Hancock's DJ, who'd go on to change the lives of millions of kids after his historic performance on Saturday Night Live. Though this one's a Laswell Material production, you can here a good bit of the sort of Arthur Baker breakers sort of track creeping in. 12-inch, Vinyl record
A great 70s set from Paul Horn – played in a style that's a lot straighter than most of his work from the decade! The style here almost recalls the Paul Horn of earlier jazz years – mellow and laidback, with a real sense of space and sound that's influenced clearly by bossa nova and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Smooth soulful reggae, from one of the few groups to successfully span both the commercial and hardcore roots worlds. The last set cut before Jacob Miller's untimely death and his final proper recording with the band, this album works the crisp and clean approach that a great deal of the reggae ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grace Jones —
Fame ... LP Island, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A classic disco stormer from Grace Jones – recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis – and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Grace's best club tracks from the early 80s – a bubbling dubby track that was one of the fruits of her work with the team of Sly & Robbie! The track's backed by "JA Guys", which is a dubbed up version of "My Jamaican Guy" – sounding even nicer than the ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A record that's as upbeat as its title – and a set that returns Chaka Khan to the classic club territory of her 80s solo classics! The music is contemporary, but has lots of old school flavors underneath – hints of strings around the edges, and a warmth next to the beats – all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dozen posthumous duets: "No More Trouble" with Erykah Badu, "Rebel Music" with Krayzie Bone, "Johnny Was" with Guru, "Concrete Jungle" with Rakim, "Rastaman Chant" with Busta Rhymes & the Flipmode Squad, "Guiltiness" with the Lost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has marker though the barcode.)
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with Sterling stamp. Includes inner sleeve. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
Bob Marley —
Legend ... LP Island, 1970s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Burnin' ... LP Island, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Quite possibly THE Bob Marley album – or at least the record that really exploded the man from the Jamaican scene into huge global fame – thanks to a universally soulful sound that moved the record way past the barriers that were holding the rest of Kingston sounds back from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-issued live performance from Bob Marley – and a much-needed addition to his classic 70s catalog! The set captures Marley in his prime – working before an enthusiastic venue, but with a sound that's as sharp as any of his studio recordings – from the rhythms right on up to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Kaya ... LP Island, 1977. Very Good ...
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Survival ... LP Island, 1979. Very Good ...
One of the sharpest, most righteous albums from Bob Marley – in case you couldn't guess from the title, which is his response to a recent assassination attempt! The whole thing's got a very classic vibe – and the lyrics have even more of a political current than some of Marley's other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Uprising ... LP Island, 1980. Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent along the opening.)
Jacob Miller —
Dread, Dread ... LP Island/United Artists, 1978. Near Mint- ...
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Jacob Miller has been most well known as the lead singer for the hit reggae group Inner Circle, though he also enjoyed no small success, and cut many great sides, as a solo artist. This collection, part of the United Artist Anthology Of Reggae Collector series compiled in the late 70s, brings ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Junie's blend of rock and soul fits nicely in with Ze camp, though he has less of a dose of new wave than many of the other artists on the label. Not quite as great as his earlier Westbound records, this is still a nice early 80s bit of midwestern funky rock. With "Show Me Yours", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the crowning moments of the Paradise Garage scene – when the sound of the underground burst out loud on the airwaves, and Larry Levan found himself working this big single for Island Records. The cut's offered here in an original vocal version, a special club mix, and a very cool ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Island sleeve.)
End ... LP Island, 1974. Near Mint- ...
One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later material from Osibisa, who have lost some of their harder Afro-Funk edge, and are working here more as an ensemble funk outfit, with a sound that's similar to some of the bigger American groups of the time. Titles include "Do It (Like It Is)", "Uhuru", "Sunshine ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest moments ever from the mighty John Lydon – a record that maybe blows away all other albums by Public Image – and which also stands strongly next to the work of the Sex Pistols, but in a very different way! Lydon is quite far from punk rock roots here – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from Jess Roden – an overlooked singer from the 70s, and one who falls roughly in the same territory as Kenny Rankin or Michael Franks! Roden's style is a bit more rockish at times, but has a sweetly compressed groove that's really great – arranged here by Leon Pendarvis and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "To The Letter", "A Love Of Your Own", "Heaven", "The Key", "Fallin In Love", "I Can Make It Good For You", "It's My Life", "Keep It To Yourself", and "I Wanna Be Yours". LP, Vinyl record album
A further deepening of the Spooky Tooth sound – on an album that seems to have a headier approach to the lyrical themes, which is also echoed by the vocals of Gary Wright, and the energy of the rest of the group! These guys are still a blues-influenced rock group at the core – and are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most beautifully melodic albums ever from British reedman John Surman – a session that's almost cut in the same mode as Lol Coxhill's early 70s sides for Virgin, with Surman soloing strongly in the lead on a variety of saxes, while sparer sounds and notes echo out in the background! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Vinyl has small press flaw bumps that play with noise on the first track on each side, rest is in great shape.)
It may be pop reggae or whatever you want to call it – but the strength of the group's version of "Now That We Found Love" really pushed them over the top! That track's the real winner here – a smooth modern soul number with just a slight hint of Kingston, grooving away in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic moment from Frederick "Toots" Hibbert – a set that's maybe his equivalent to some of the key Island Records albums of the 70s from Bob Marley & The Wailers! Like those, the production here is top-shelf – handled partly by Joe Boyd, who brings a very respectful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover appears to have been signed by the artist on front.)
One of the weird Meters-related New Orleans parade bands from the 70s – similar to the group The Wild Magnolias, but with a sound that's more in a New Orleans mode than a 70s funk one. The Meters play on the record, and the group sings most of the vocals as well – and production is by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include: "Get Money" by Junior M.A.F.I.A., "Rappers Ball" by E-40 feat Too Short and K-Ci, "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka" by Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C., "Cell Therapy" by Goodie MoB, "In My Bed (So So Def Remix)" by Dru Hill, "Luchini aka ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album