The only album from The Innocence – a cool little group with a really playful pop feel – one that's definitely cut from the same cloth as other Kama Sutra groups from the Lovin Spoonful generation! The core sounds here are from the duo of Pete Anders and Vinnie Poncia – who often ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a hype sticker, some edge wear, and yellowing from age on back.)
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "White Bird", "Bombay Calling", "Bulgaria", "Time Is", and "Girl With No Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)
Yukari Ito with The Green Ginger —
Love ... LP Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A strange and wonderful album of lovely pop! Japanese singer Yukari Ito performs with the Green Ginger vocal group, and warm jazzy arrangements by Osamu Shoji – in kind of a late 60s/early 70s pop mode with a fuzzy LA twist. Yukari's got a bit of Karen Carpenter in her voice – but it ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Peter Ivers's entire output for Warner Brothers in the mid 70s – including the original LPs Terminal Love & Peter Ivers, plus the Nirvana Peter compilation, which didn't appear until the mid 80s and STILL sounded ahead of its time – in a complete 2CD set! Peter has a distinctive ... read moreCD
Weird rock work from an equally weird Japanese film – one that seems to be filled with nudie images, if we can trust the photos included in the booklet! The group's a quartet – with guitar, bass, drums, and vocals – the latter of which don't always feature strongly, but when they ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreCD
A heck of a great record – and we don't mind saying it! After knocking around in territory that ran from new wave to neo ska, retro swing, and other assorted genres, Joe Jackson really emerged with a strong voice on this 1982 classic. The album's a loving tribute to New York – and is ... read moreCD
A really unusual early album on the International Anthem label – proof that the company was tuned into genre-crossing music right from the start! Rob Jacobs is a singer, but one who's not really tied to one particular style – as some tracks have maybe the lyrical focus of rock or folk, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great late Jam work – a strongly souflul track that really shows the direction Paul Weller would soon take – plus "Pity Poor Alfie/Fever", "The Great Depression", and a remake of the Motown classic "War"! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has heavy peeling and waviness due to moisture.)
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really beautiful collaboration between Jameszoo and the Metropole Orkest – that large Dutch ensemble who seem always able to shift into the right sort of mode with their key collaborators! That's definitely the case here, as Jules Buckley masterfully leads the group – so that they ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jamul ... LP Lizard, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A rare rocker from Jamul – a group who are somewhere right on the cusp between blues rock and hard rock territory – working with equal amounts of both in this obscure debut! The record's a great illustration of the way that so many groups who grew up playing blues rock in bars during ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jan & Dean at the height of their powers – hitting hard with a simple, no-nonsense sound that's completely sublime, and wonderfully compact – even though there's millions of LA musical forces going on in the background! The tunes are mostly driving little numbers that really push ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The LA Turnaround from Brit folk tunesmith Bert Jansch – one of the few records he made for Charisma in the mid 70s – this one fresh from the break up of the seminal Pentangle! The UK folk sound is as notable in Bert's voice as any other aspect of this warm, wonderful set – but ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A rare early American release of some of Bert Jansch's sublime recordings for the UK Transatlantic label – with tracks that include "Angie", "I Have No Time", "Needle Of Death", "Casbah", "Ring A Ding Bird", and "The Wheel". (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and bumped corners.)
Tremendous work from Bert Jansch – an album that shows how much he'd evolved in just a few short years – both as a singer and as a musician, and as a completely unique talent on his own! The record has an instantly timeless feel – that mix of ancient inspiration and new freedoms ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jason Crest only ever issued six singles back in the 60s, but they've gone on to be the stuff of legend for collectors of UK psych from the time – a group who finally get their full-length due with this 2CD set! The Jason Crest charm is a bit hard to describe – not mindblowing psych of ... read moreCD
Jay & The Americans make a surprisingly great shift here – moving into material that has a bit more of a roots rock vibe – which makes the album sound a lot deeper than most of their previous sets! The sound is maybe slightly out of time – a touch folk rock, with a vibe that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Jay & The Americans —
She Cried ... LP United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
Early work by Jay & The Americans – produced by Lieber & Stoller, arranged by Garry Sherman, and with titles that include "The Other Girls", "Yes", "Stand By Me", "My Clair De Lune", "Drums", "Dawning", and "She ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of late albums from Jefferson Airplane – issued here in a single set, with new remastering too! First up is Long John Silver – a really fantastic final studio album from Jefferson Airplane – a set that's definitely different than their early work, and which shows the new ... read moreCD
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 – ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
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 – ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early gem from Jethro Tull – and a set that has the group really reaching forth with some of their more complicated, jazz-based musical impulses – while still holding onto some of the rawer power of the early days too! The album's lesser-known than some of the group's earlier hits ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great live set from Jethro Tull – full of the strong solos and expanded performances that always made the live side of the group so great at the time! The lineup here features searing guitar work from Martin Barre, keyboards and piano from John Evan, and plenty of wicked lines on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition on transparent heavyweight vinyl!)
Beautiful early work from Jethro Tull – a formative set that really has the group deepening both their themes and their music! There's still a bit of blues rock at the core – but also some richer, more lyrical modes too – and Ian Anderson does a perfect job of bridging both ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label pressing, including pop up. Cover has a split bottom seam, surface wear, and some aging.)
Jethro Tull —
This Was ... LP Reprise/Chrysalis, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". LP, Vinyl record album
David Johansen wipes off the lipstick and kicks off his heels for this first solo set –sans drag, we're left with a normal looking dude – and one hell of a great, still glammy sounding record that's right up there in excellence with his New York Dolls canon! Wow, is this ever ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
The first real moment of genius from Elton John – a record issued with an understated cover and title, but which set the scene for all the greatness to come from the singer in the 70s! The strength of the Bernie Taupin partnership is on full display here – through a set of amazing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Southern hillbilly soul from Fern Jones – a minister, church singer and songwriter with a real feel for the secular shake of 50s Sun Records, honky tonk, and shout blues – a pure evangelical with a worldly groove! Fern worked the gospel circuit of tent and church shows for many, many ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Sure, Rickie Lee Jones went onto become a bit of a cliche in later years, but this early album's still got an undeniable power – and was a great breath of fresh air, at a time when it seemed like most of modern music was forgetting its roots! What is it with the LA scene from the 60s onward ... read moreCD
The fantastic debut of Wizz Jones – one of those unique British acoustic guitar geniuses of the late 60s – an artist we'd put in the same standout bunch as Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, or John Martyn! Wizz is an amazing picker throughout – with some nice currents of blues ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram black vinyl – hand-numbered flipback sleeve with bonus CD and reproduction shop flier!)
The stellar solo debut of Janis Joplin – fronting her own Kozmic Blues Band after the break from Big Brother! The raw emotion of her voice is as impressive as ever here – and there is more of a rockin' blues vibe here than on her earlier records – thanks the killer horn section ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)