A great discovery in the lost catalog of Arthur Russell – material from the same mid 80s stretch as his excellent World Of Echo album, and done with a very similar sound! Most of the instrumentation here is spare drum programs, keyboards, and processed cello – all handled by Russell, ... read moreCD
Two great slices of blue-eyed soul – both produced by Leroy Glover, and done in a way that really points towards some bigger southern crossover material in the 70s! Kenny does a fantastic job with the hit – and the flipside is pretty nice too. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Truly amazing work from Bridget St John – an artist who's unlike anyone else we can think of – and who belongs in that rare stratosphere of completely distinct talents at the end of the 60s – a space that might include Nico, Nick Drake, or Bill Fay! Like all those three, St John ... read moreCD
A fantastic debut album from Samurai – one of those lost prog classics from the start of the 70s that still sounds years ahead of its time! The group features Dave Lawson on keyboards and vocals – and represents an amazing (and short) evolution of the sound of his music from his time ... read moreCD
The co-founder of the mighty Fugs takes us down the piney road to post hippy hillbilly freakhood – a fairly searing lampooning of redneck rock & country music! Sanders reached a lot of points in the rock idiom long before many others, and this satiracle groove is another one – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet folksy pop from the glory days of A&M! Evie Sands has a voice that's emotive in a folk rock way, but which is here produced with smoother west coast arrangements that are more in an LA mode – which makes for a very cool mix of modes! The overall sound of the album is very hip ... read moreCD
Pretty hip stuff, with a definite Coltrane influence – and Larry Young in the group on organ, along with Billy Cobham on drums and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Naima", "A Love Supreme", "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord", "Meditation", ... read moreCD
(Numbered, limited edition Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing!)
Titles include "Golden Dawn", "Oneness", "The Chosen Hour", "Victory", "Silver Dreams Golden Smiles", and "Song For Devadip". LP, Vinyl record album
Abraxas ... LP Columbia, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
In the past 30 years, this one's gone from being a fierce outpouring of the Bay Area underground, to a cliche of classic rock, to a brilliant example of west coast Latin rock/funk/fusion in action! Features a stellar cover of "Oye Como Va", plus "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 28 track career retrospective, including: "Let There Be Light", "Brotherhood", "Spirit", "Right Now", "Life Is For Living", "Saja/Right On", "Somewhere In Haven", "I Believe It's Time", "Serpents & ... read moreCD
Sadly, it's really easy to dismiss Santana, if only for his having been elevated to iconic status among hippies and classic rock lovers, in spite of the fact that he made a number of great records. This early 70s effort finds him moving in a more jazzy direction, with supple rhythms underpinning ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Tales Of Kilimanjaro", "Changes", "E Papa Re", "Primera Invasion", "Winning", "Over & Over", and "Hannibal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, promo folio, and an 8"x10" glossy photo! Cover has a promo stamp.)
Satisfaction ... LP Decca/Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
The only album ever recorded by Satisfaction – a wonderful British group from the key jazz rock years of the scene, but one who have a sound that's maybe more personal and intimate than the rest! These guys are never too proggy, and are only just a sextet – one that's fronted by some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... LP Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eight tracks, including "Train To Nowhere", "Vicksburg Blues", "It Hurts Me Too", "May Be Wrong", and "Train To Nowhere". Produced by Mike Vernon, and the band includes Roger Earl & Lonesome Dave! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a slice down part of the spine which has caused some splitting and flaking.)
Savoy Brown —
Raw Sienna ... LP Parrot/London, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ...
A fantastic classic from Savoy Brown – one of those records that shows just why these guys were so great during their short early run! The approach is maybe familiar blues rock, but the sound is also very special – with a great sense of fusion of all the elements, so that vocals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very early work from Savoy Brown – given great blues-heavy production by Mike Vernon! Plenty of great guitar from Kim Simmonds, vocvals from Brice Portius, and titles that include "Little Girl", "The Doormouse Rides The Rails", "Shake Em On Down", "I Smell ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A special split LP from Savoy Brown – one side live, and one side studio – both produced to blues rock perfection by Mike Vernon! The live set features one 22 minute long medley, titled "Savoy Brown Boogie" – and studio tracks include "Made Up My Mind", "I ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal funky rock from 70s Poland – recorded by a hard-jamming group who also had plenty of fusion in the mix! The guitars are clearly in the lead here – strutting out next to some tight and frenetic work on drums – but the album's also got a fair bit of keyboards too, including ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early blue eyed soul work from Boz Scaggs – an album that's got a lot more rootsy touches than some of his bigger crossover hits! At one level, the album seems to have a Bay Area-styled approach – genre-blending soul, R&B, and rock influences into a sound that proudly steps forth ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you think you know Boz Scaggs, think again – because this early Columbia album features a whole different sound! The Scaggs here is a really loose and soulful one – as Boz steps out of the freewheeling late 60s Bay Area scene with a really wonderful take on blue-eyed soul – an ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blue-eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, with a decidedly Philly influenced sound to the production, which we'd hazard a guess comes more from the Hall & Oates side of town than the Sigma Sound axis. Still, this is a solid album with the irresistible hit "Lowdown", still a favorite around ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Boz Scaggs most soulful albums thanks to production from Johnny Bristol, and arrangements from HB Barnum! Titles include "Slow Dancer", "I Got Your Number", "Hercules", "Take It For Granted", and "Pain Of Love". (Soul, Rock)CD
Conrad Schnitzler —
Con ... CD Paragon/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy ...
Beautiful early solo work from Conrad Schnitzler – a set that's kind of a distillation of the ideas he brought to Tangerine Dream at the start, but distilled down into much more personal territory, with a very different vibe than the sound of that group at the time! The music is every bit as ... read moreCD
Conrad Schnitzler —
Con ... LP Paragon/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautiful early solo work from Conrad Schnitzler – a set that's kind of a distillation of the ideas he brought to Tangerine Dream at the start, but distilled down into much more personal territory, with a very different vibe than the sound of that group at the time! The music is every bit as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early album from the sons of Earl Scruggs – less in the rockish mode of later years – and Gary and Randy both sing – with Gary on bass, piano, and organ – and Randy on guitar and banjo. (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Early work from Jimmy Seals and Dash Crofts – soft rock geniuses who get great production here from John Simon! Titles include "Cotton Mouth", "Tin Town", "Gabriel Go On Home", "Robin", "Hand Me Down Shoe", "Ridin Thumb", and "R ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Brazilian rock classic! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixes nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from The Secrets – a UK group that features early contributions from later singer/songwriter Clifford T Ward – but in a style that's much more group-oriented overall! Ward's already a hell of a songwriter – and loads of the cuts here are under-discovered nuggets ... read moreCD
One of the great fake live albums of the 60s – a set that promises to be a concert performance from the title and cover, but which actually just features The Seeds playing live together in the studio! Yet that little trick is hardly a problem – because the album's the last-ever from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A monster couple tracks by The Bob Seger System – from long before Bob become a road weary superstar, working in the late 60s with a pummeling mix of garage rock and real love for gritty Detroit soul! "2+2=?" is a trudging, sort of anti-war song with massive drums and the bass loud ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record