(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Includes all 4 photos, in great shape! Cover has light wear and aging, with some remnants and peeled spots from hype sticker removal.)
Lovin Spoonful, Paul Butterfield, Al Kooper, etc —
What's Shakin ... LP Elektra, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
A very cool Elektra compilation – with rare non-Buddah work by the Lovin Spoonful, plus material by Al Kooper, Tom Rush, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse! LP, Vinyl record album
The only solo album ever from William Lyall – an artist with ties to 70s UK pop giants Pilot and The Bay City Rollers – although don't hold that latter reference against him, as the music here is much like his work in Pilot! As with that group, the songs here are wonderfully sharp and ... read moreCD
A comeback album of sorts for Lonnie Mack, recorded for Elektra with a really down-home sound that's almost verging on southern soul at points! In a way, the set's kind of a nod to the sorts of genres in rock that Mack's music first helped unlock in earlier years – done at a time when it was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Shrinkwrap has some light wear. Cover has a cut corner, and light wear on all corners.)
Hip folk rock steeped in psychedelia on Capitol – from towards the end of the 60s, with a sound touched by darkness and a marked lack of optimism that really sets it apart from earlier albums of the sort. Dylan-influenced and also the the duo and group folk style, paired with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with IAM stamp. Cover has some ring and edge wear and some small splits in the bottom seam.)
A set of extended tracks from French powerhouse Magma, but one that burns with intensity throughout – thanks not just to the killer drum work of group members Christian Vander on drums and Jannink Top on bass (with both on keyboards as well) – but also to the presence of legendary ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the strangest albums ever recorded by Magma – a set that's right in the middle of their classic prog run in the 70s, but which has a slightly different vibe! Drummer/keyboardist Christian Vander is maybe even more essential here than ever – but instead of long jams, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on heavyweight pruple vinyl!)
Japanese singer Carmen Maki works here with Blues Creation – on a set that's headier and heavier than just about anything she ever recorded! The group themselves are amazing – searing with guitar work that rivals the best of the Anglo blues-inspired hard rock combos of the period ... (Japanese, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Monday Monday", "California Dreamin", "Dancing Beart", "I Saw Her Again", "Words Of Love", "Creeque Alley", "Dedicated To The One I Love", "I Saw Her Again", "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" and ... read moreCD
Wonderfully dark harmonies from The Mamas & The Papas – one of those amazing late 60s albums from the group that was pop on the outside, but something very else underneath – a wonderful blend of modes that was hardly duplicated this well again! There's a slightly spooky feel to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful harmonies from this legendary group – set to some great backings that include Hal Blaine on drums and Larry Knechtel on keyboards! There's a lot of nice non-hit material – titles that include "Ivy", "Mansions", "The Right Somebody To Love", " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing in the split gatefold cover, with tape residue along the gatefold split and at the opening corners.)
The only album ever issued by Mammut – a fantastic German group who worked in the same Black Forest setting as the MPS Records label – which maybe is why there's so many wonderful jazz elements in the mix here! The record's got equal parts jazz and psych going on – maybe almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild little set that's definitely got some of the Eastern elements promised by their name – and instrumentation that includes piano, organ, moog, Fender Rhodes, and claviolines – mixed with guitars, percussion, and tubular bells! David Durant handles vocals – and side one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful run of music from the mighty Harvey Mandel – a musician whose biggest fame was his bluesy work with Canned Heat, but a guitarist who also had plenty of jazz and funk to offer as well! The set brings together Mandel's killer solo albums – Cristo Redentor, Righteous, Games ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Mandrake Memorial —
Puzzle ... LP Poppy, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Way more than just the standard psych album of the time – and instead a richly-orchestrated album with sounds as complicated as the MC Escher cover image! Ron Frangipane and Brooks Arthur both helped out in the studio – and the set's got a clarity of vision that's way different than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)
Manduka ... CD IRT/Musica & Entretenimiento (Spain), 1972. New Copy ...
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
Manhattan Transfer & Gene Pistilli —
Jukin ... LP Capitol, 1971. Near Mint- ...
A very early album from Manhattan Transfer – recorded before their better-known 70s sets for Atlantic, and with a groove that's a bit different, too! The group still have a strong ear for jazz-based harmonies, but they're working here with a lead singer who also plays guitar – Gene ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label reissue pressing, in a cover with a barcode.)
Quite possibly the best of the solo Phil Manzanera projects – a wonderfully tight album that's surprisingly soulful and funky at times! Phil gets some great studio help from Eno and Godley & Creme – the latter two of who can really be felt on the record's well-penned lyrical ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Polydor pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Peggy March is a singer with a surprisingly varied career – an artist that most folks know for only her early little girl pop fame – but one who went onto record a very unusual range of sounds as the 60s moved on! RCA was her label, and while she never hit the heights of the charts ... read moreCD
A great second set from guitarist Jon Mark and reedman Johnny Almond – both musicians who'd recorded great music in the 60s on their own, and also worked famously with John Mayall – but hit a really special vibe here of their own! Titles include "The Sausalito Bay Suite", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully warm, easygoing sort of record – one that's maybe in that same territory when a classic Brazilian singer of the 70s might hit some great mellow moments, but still work with this subtle edge that really hints at deeper currents below the surface! Instrumentation is a mix of ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rhys Marsh & The Autumn Ghost —
Blue Hour ... CD Termo (Norway), 2018. Used ...
Rhys Marsh & The Autumn Ghost —
Dulcima ... CD Termo (Norway), 2009. Used ...
Steve Martin at the height of his powers – when he was hitting on all burners with his TV specials, nightclub appearances, and radio airplay. The album's big selling point was the single "King Tut" – Martin's ridiculous tribute to the late great pharaoh, whose treasures were ... (Comedy, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some surface wear and a small cutout notch.)
A fantastically free session from the Japanese scene of the late 60s – a set that really points the way towards some of the more dramatic, dynamic guitar-based expression to come in later decades! The group's a trio, with guitarist Takayanagi Masayuki very firmly in the lead – playing ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dave Mason's first solo album – and a pretty a great one! Alone Together wasn't a huge hit back in the day, but man is a ever a pleasing set. It's rich with blues & soul steeped lead vocals and sweet backing harmonies and bed of acoustic guitars at the core of most of the tunes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Marbled vinyl pressing in the fold-out gatefold cover. Cover has heavy wear on the spine, light surface wear, and a name in pen.)
Mad music from Jean-Pierre Massiera – the legendary producer who was steeped in the hippest sounds of the French scene of the 60s, then moved to Quebec to forge a wild style that was all his own! Jean-Pierre rarely ever issued work under his own name – and instead recorded under a host ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic pop from The Matchmakers – a group who only went by that name on some of their records – as they were more of a studio project from UK producers Mark Wirtz and Kris Ife, and also issued work as The Guards, Fickle Finger, Krimson Kake, Happy Confusion, Cellophane Mop, Father's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the 2 terrific records ex-Fairport Convention singer-songwriter Ian Matthews cut for the Vertigo label in the early 70s – built around Matthews wonderful vocals and acoustic guitars, but with a tighter rhythmic backdrop the the typical post folk trope! The key here is warmth – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title certainly gets it right – as the album definitely brings a bit of jazz into the mix for the great John Mayall – given that the set features strong work from funky jazz heavyweights Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddy Robinson on guitar! Both are musicians that we love for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(2001 remastered edition. Barcode has a cutout hole, case has a clear promo sticker.)
Possibly one of the best-remembered albums by John Mayall's legendary Blues Breakers combo – thanks to vocals and guitar from a young Eric Clapton! Clapton at this point is way fresher than in later years – not prone to cliches, and still coming across with a raw, edgey power that is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s CRC pressing. Cover has light wear, a small sticker spot, and a 4-inch tear in the back panel held with pieces of clear tape.)
John Mayall/Jerry McGee/Larry Taylor —
Memories ... LP Polydor, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
The MC5 move to Atlantic Records after their first album – and find a whole new sort of focus that's pretty great! Their classic debut was a raw live album – designed to capture their intensity on the Detroit scene of the late 60s – but this set has the group stretching out, and ... read moreCD
Forget The Stooges, forget Alice Cooper, forget the White Stripes, and maybe even forget Funkadelic – because this landmark album is one that really put the ferocity of the Detroit scene on the map – rising up the city's legacy of raw sounds next to their better-known soul and pop of ... read moreCD