A pivotal album for post-punk legends A Certain Ratio – done at a time when the group was really putting a lot of funk and soul into their style – learning to play their instruments a bit more like the soul artists who inspired them, and acting less like the punk musicians they first ... read moreCD
Arrebato ... CD International Anthem, 2015. New Copy ...
Mighty nice work from a really inventive duo – the team of Ryan Oslance on drums and Shane Parish on guitar – both musicians who work with a criss-crossing sound that's part jazz, flavored maybe partly by rock – in a blend that really continues the legacy of some important Chicago ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A groovy rock gem from the late 60s by Alan Bown – The Alan Bown! LP from '69! The Alan Bown group was unique in that they were led by a trumpet player– Bown also plays flugelhorn and maracas on the set – with blue-eyed-soulful vocals by a young Robert Palmer! Really nice stuff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy.)
A string of obscure work from Polish singer/songwriter Marek Alaszewski – best known for his contributions to the legendary hard rock group Klan – but heard here in a variety of different settings! Some of the music here feels like Klan, but other tracks are maybe more personal too ... read moreCD
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Phil Alvin with Sun Ra & Dirty Dozen Brass Band —
UnSung Stories ... CD Warner/Big Beat (UK), 1986. New Copy ...
Maybe the strongest solo project ever from Phil Alvin – a late 80s effort dedicated to the romping R&B sounds of the 50s – done with great help from both the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Sun Ra Arkestra! A number of cuts are from the glory days of the R&B single – and ... read moreCD
Overlooked later work from America – not the huge AM radio hits from the time when the group was a trio, and produced by George Martin – but instead, material from a point when they'd trimmed down to a duo, and really found a great way to move their music forward! The approach here ... read moreCD
A big international record from Amon Duul – and for good reason, too – as the set's filled with catchy little tracks that have this really cool blend of prog and glam! The style's almost like Roxy Music at points – with the vocals all compressed in the guitars, and this sinister ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
A fantastic package of work from The Animals – all their great second chapter albums for MGM, offered up here with bonus tracks too! First up is Winds Of Change, presented in both stereo and mono mixes – one of The Animals' most psychedelic outings ever – and also a bit funky at ... read moreCD
Aphrodite's Child —
666 ... CD Vertigo, 1970. Used 2 CDs ...
One of the coolest rock concept albums ever – and arguably the crowning moment for Aphrodite's Child – an incredibly hip Greek group from the early 70s – featuring a young Demis Roussos on vocals, and Vangelis Papathanassiou on organ, piano, vibes, flute, and a lot of other ... read moreCD
The fantastic debut of Area – a record issued on the more avant Cramps label in the early 70s, but a set that sears every bit as strongly with the best prog coming from the Italian scene at the time – and that's saying a lot, given that Italy had maybe as many great prog acts as both ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rod Argent is deep into his solo career here – working with Russ Ballard on plenty of lead guitar and vocals, and getting production help from Chris White. Titles include "Candles On The River", "Rosie", "Christmas For The Free", "Losing Hold", "It ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Epic pressing, in great shape. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)
A collection that gets at the full range of talents from Joan Armatrading during her famous years at A&M Records – a time when she took an older folk soul aesthetic, and gave it a whole new spin – with a voice that was one of the most distinct in pop at the time, and a style that ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
The landmark first album from Joan Armatrading – a singer who's almost a genre unto herself! The album's awash with Joan's early collaborations with songwriter Pam Nestor – pairing hear with Armatrading at a level that's almost like that of Bernie Taupin and Elton John during the same ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of great albums from the overlooked Ars Nova – back to back in a single set! First up is the 1968 self-titled Ars Nova – a wonderful little set of post-folk rock – with lots of lovely baroque touches! Ars Nova were really short-lived group – known for only two rare ... read moreCD
The second tripped-out set from Ars Nova – an under-remembered late 60s group who had a great talent for blending together a range of different styles! At some level, Ars Nova share qualities with some of the harder-jamming groups of their time – but they've also got a sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and clear tape on the seams.)
One of the stranger albums on Atlantic at the start of the 70s – but a surprising hit as well! The group are a batch of Philly studio players who serve up instrumental versions of late 60s rock numbers, plus some of their own bits – all recording at the Sigma Sound studios, with ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreCD
Sublime sounds from this legendary Spanish prog trio of the 70s – a record that's even more fully-formed than their excellent debut – and done with more sophisticated recording quality too! The album has a bit of vocals at some points – mostly wordless, but occasionally with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes large booklet of notes.)
Atomic Forest —
Disco Roar ... LP Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
A really wild album from this Indian psych group of the 70s – a set that's a bit different than their better-known first and second albums, but which is pretty darn groovy overall! The set's definitely somewhere in the "disco" of the title – but not in a slick, commercial way ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The collected work of a mighty trippy group from the Indian scene – a psychedelic combo who worked in the 70s, but who had the same sort of edge you'd hear from the American and British scenes of the late 60s! In truth, there's a fair bit of Anglo influence going on in the music – not ... read moreCD
An odd 12" from a group that made a handful of recordings for the Ze label. The track's basically a rip off of Skyy's "Call Me", with some strange ad-libbed "rap" over top, part of which sounds kind of like a Chipmunk's record. Bizarre. (Soul, Rock)12-inch, Vinyl record
A masterpiece of mid 70s jazz rock – from an obscure combo that features work by fusion legend Todd Cochrane Bayete! Bayete recorded two wonderful albums for Prestige before this set – and although the record has him moving into a much more rock-based style than on his fusion sessions, ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Later work by a group fronted by fusion keyboard maestro Bayete – known most to Dusty Groove customers for his two classic albums on Prestige, both of them Herbie-esque soulful explorations. Some of that fusion feel is still here on this set – which is a mixture of smooth soul, rock ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Ave Rock —
Ave Rock ... LP Pro Musica/Svart (Finland), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Very long and extended jamming work from Ave Rock – a hip Argentine combo from the early 70s, and one that rivals the bigger progressive greats of the European scene at the time! Ave Rock are heavy on the keyboard and guitar lines here – really stretching out with a fluid, well-played ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
David Axelrod/Cannonball Adderley —
Messiah ... LP RCA, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
David Axelrod takes on Handel's Messiah – and the result is an amazingly complex set of music – very similar to his earlier albums on Capitol Records, and his Warner work with the Electric Prunes! If you love the Axe, you'll find plenty to love here – spare, dark orchestrations, ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in a Unipak gatefold sleeve. Inside seams of sleeve are unglued, and sleeve has a small mark from tape in a bottom corner.)
The album that really broke the B52s out of the box – the one that took them from being an underground favorite in the clubs and the party scene, to being the kind of group that finally got the exposure they deserved! Of course, some of the help here comes from superproducers Nile Rodgers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album