One of John Mayall's great 70s recordings from the US – and like the others, a set that definitely adds some funky jazz into his bluesy groove! John himself plays lots of great organ and piano on the set (and even a bit of vibes!) – and soul jazz legend Red Holloway handles saxes and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch.)
A pair of mid 70s albums from John Mayall – back to back in a single set! First up is Notice To Appear – a great little change for John Mayall – a set that has the British singer picking up some strong funky touches from Allen Toussaint – the New Orleans soul legend who ... read moreCD
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as the set is definitely a turning point in the career of John Mayall, and the debut of brand new lineup that helped move his music past a the straighter sound of American blues! There's still plenty of blues at the core – and great ... read moreCD
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Bare Wires ... LP London, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Another great step forward for the legendary John Mayall – proof that he was never just content to copy American blues modes, and always willing to bring something new to the table! Although steeped in sounds from the delta on up to Chicago, the record's also got a hipper, almost trippier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing on heavy vinyl, with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light surface wear.)
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Hard Road ... LP Deram, 1967. Very Good+ ...
A killer album from one of the most legendary versions of John Mayall's Blues Breakers – a quartet that features drummer Aynsley Dunbar, bassist John McVie, and lead guitarist Peter Green – who's also singing a fair bit on the album as well! The style here is tighter and more focused ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo London pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)
Motor City madness from the MC5 – a searing batch of work that still has the groups kicking out the jams whenever possible! Guitars are fuzzy, freaky, and full-on – played with plenty of force by Fred Smith and Wayne Cramer, and driven home with some heavy drums by Dennis Thompson ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The incredible solo debut of Paul McCartney – and a record that already leaps ahead from The Beatles in so many amazing ways! There's an up-close, intimate vibe to some of these songs that's really amazing – a sense of happiness that Paul never seemed to have in the Beatles' later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning spinoff from the first incarnation of King Crimson – a brilliant record from the team of Ian MacDonald and Michael Giles – both of whom move into territory that's quite different than their work with the more famous Fripp-led group! There's definitely elements here of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A moody little soundtrack – but one that stands strongly on its own as a record – thanks to inventive weaving of vocals, tapes, and electronics from Shawn Pinchbeck and Rose McDowell! Rose has a voice that might be light and airy in another setting, but which is layered here in gentle ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A moody little soundtrack – but one that stands strongly on its own as a record – thanks to inventive weaving of vocals, tapes, and electronics from Shawn Pinchbeck and Rose McDowell! Rose has a voice that might be light and airy in another setting, but which is layered here in gentle ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
A rare set of work from New York singer Edna McGriff – a vocalist who'd recorded more famously with Sonny Til of The Orioles, and with frequent partner, tenorist Buddy Lucas – but who's heard here on a strong batch of sides for the small indie Bell Records! The music ranges from raw ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
James McKenzie looks a bit down to earth on the cover, but he sounds a lot more high-end on record – a budding blue-eyed soul singer, with a strong penchant for AOR production – but always served up in a homegrown style that's nice and lean! Were he working in LA in the late 70s, James ... read moreCD
James McKenzie looks a bit down to earth on the cover, but he sounds a lot more high-end on record – a budding blue-eyed soul singer, with a strong penchant for AOR production – but always served up in a homegrown style that's nice and lean! Were he working in LA in the late 70s, James ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Ralph McTell – a British singer with roots in folk music, but an artist who was already finding his own territory by the time of these albums! Unlike other British folkies of the time, who seemed to be heading towards more ancient territory, and were often trying to sound ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Rare radio recordings from this Polish hard rock combo at the start of the 80s – a group who have the kind of American classic rock vibe you'd expect from their look on the cover! A decade before, and Mech might have been been prog – but here, they play melodic material with a strong ... read moreCD
A really cool little package – one that brings space age sounds from both the world of mainstream pop, and the farther reaches of electronic music composition in the postwar years! The core of CD1 is the groundbreaking album I Hear A New World by Joe Meek – presented here both in the ... read moreCD
The first-ever vinyl collection of work from Charlie Megira – an Israeli guitarist with a strong love of the roots of rock and roll – and a sound and style that feel like they're lifted right out of some rare records from the vinyl collection of The Cramps! Most of these tunes just ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mekons follow up to Fear & Whiskey, another incredible moment in what might by their best ever period – and most certainly a favorite of ours for the addition of the great Sally Timms to the band! We can't speak for the crowds overseas, but at this point in the Mekons touring career, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The tremendous debut of The Mekons – a very different group at this stage than the well-loved act that has graced the Chicago scene for years! Instead, The Mekons resonate with a quality that really shows their link to the same Leeds scene that spawned Gang Of Four – and, if the gods ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 90s ska punk Mephiskapheles – going well past the conventions of both the mainstream ska revival the grass roots punk scene sounds of the time by bringing in heavier rock and stranger noise rock flourishes. Tracks include "Calloused Boy", "Cheap Thrill", "Devil's ... (Cassettes, Rock)read moreCassette
Stephin Merritt —
Obscurities ... CD Merge, Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. Used ...
The Magnetic Field's Stephin Merritt. CD
Kim Jung Mi —
Kim Jung Mi ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1974. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... read moreCD
Kim Jung Mi —
Wind ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... read moreCD
A great Columbia Records set from the mighty Lee Michaels – still going strong after an amazing run of albums on A&M, but with a vibe that's maybe a bit more underground overall! Lee's still a hell of a songwriter, but he's also got an approach that's maybe slightly muted – almost ... read moreCD
Lee Michaels —
Tailface ... CD Columbia/Manifesto, 1974. New Copy ...
Lee Michaels and the group stare out of the front cover here, almost with a look right out of the Seattle scene of the early 90s – which is maybe a bit fitting, as there's some grungier elements in the music than on some of Lee's previous records! Some of the songs are nicely earthy, with a ... read moreCD
A lovely vocal chorus album, with kind of a mix of Sunshine Pop and easy modes – all set to arrangements by Al Ham! Titles include "Quentin's Theme", "Jean", "Sweet Caroline", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "My Cherie Amour", "Everybody's ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent collection of vintage work from the great Roger Miller – and one that's got a bit more going on than you might expect! Sure, the title's taken from one of Roger's big hits of the 60s – but the bulk of the set features his more obscure RCA material from the years before he ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Steve Miller Band —
Number 5 ... LP Capitol, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dark set of post-punk work from Minimal Compact – a Middle Eastern group who found a home in the increasingly creative roster of Crammed Discs at the time – and who are working here with a fair bit of Tuxedomoon touches! The group's sound has some slight ethnic undercurrents, twisted ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great record from one of the coolest school teachers you could ever hope to have – the lovely Miss Rita Abrams, a hippie who was teaching in Marin County at the start of the 70s! The set's a project done by Abrams with her fourth grade class – a set that mostly features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic live album – with titles that include "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Big Yellow Taxi", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", and 'Chircle Game". LP, Vinyl record album
Phil Manley is a founding member of pioneering DC-trio Trans Am and also a member of The F***ing Champs and Jonas Reinhardt. Isaiah Mitchell is the guitarist of San Diego instrumental psych rock band Earthless. 2 long pieces on 2 sides of wax: "San Francisco Values" and "Sausalito ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the best blue-eyed soul of the 70s – material by a really wonderful group with raspy soul leads and full, soaring harmonies! The Mob had a groove that was partly influenced by crossover soul of the late 60s, but which also had a touch of the jazz/rock modes of their generation – ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moby Grape's self-conscious, but hardly less groovy late 60s excursion into loose, free form and largely instrumental psychedelia – the sweet and therefore appropriately titled Grape Jam! GJ is really a world away from their earlier rock regalia – with superstar special guests Al " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)
The self-titled groovy rock masterpiece from Moby Grape – one of the greatest things to come out of San Francisco after Ghiradelli Chocolate and sourdough bread! The Moby Grape LP is one of the finest, and leanest LPs we can think of from the '67 school of Bay Area psychedelic rock – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, in the ammended cover, with poster! Cover has a bit of light wear.)
Moby Grape —
Wow ... LP Columbia, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ...
Hard hitting, groove oriented psychedelia from Moby Grape – still making a wonderful racket, with a farther reaching overall sound than their previous work! Wow takes loads of interesting twists and turns thanks to the varied tastes of the band members – from mellow Cali sunshine, to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album titled after the creator, and a set that's maybe the most spiritual to date from Tuareg guitar genius Mdou Moctar – a record that comes across with a strong sense of focus right from the start, and which seems to have Mdou's guitar sounding even better than ever! The drums are maybe ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
An album titled after the creator, and a set that's maybe the most spiritual to date from Tuareg guitar genius Mdou Moctar – a record that comes across with a strong sense of focus right from the start, and which seems to have Mdou's guitar sounding even better than ever! The drums are maybe ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent "a go-go" soul from Brit beat group phenom Zoot Money – recorded in a style that was very faithful to his roots in US soul and R&B, but with the usual UK touches. The record was recorded live at the Klook's Kleek nightclub in London – and it's got some of the ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue on Repertoire.)
Meredith Monk —
Key ... CD Lovely, 1971. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Haunting early work by Meredith Monk – recorded in 1971, and performed by a small group of vocalists – all working with Monk in an incredible presentation of her new ideas for voice! The music is already at a place that's light years ahead of most – clearly marking the singer as ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreCD