A folk funk classic from Don Cooper – a folksy player at heart, but one who always manages to bring a gentle groove to his music! The set's got a spare sound that's totally great – vocals and guitar from Don, plus second guitar from Elliot Randall – and support from other light ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Mike Cooper —
Oh Really!? ... LP Pye/Trading Places (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
An early classic from British guitarist Mike Cooper – an artist who was part of that unique moment of mid 60s British blues – part folk, part rock, and with a quality that definitely paved the way for many other modes to come! The set has Mike Cooper mostly on guitar and vocals, in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly groovy little set – one of a few outings cut by singer Ruth Copeland – kind of an enigmatic figure in the early P-Funk years! The approach here is more rock than soul, but there's definitely some funky undercurrents too – of the sort that have always made Copeland ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Copywright (Leslie Winer) —
Witch ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1993. Near Mint- ...
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(2014 reissue. Includes the printed inner sleeve and photo strip.)
Larry Coryell —
Basics ... LP Vanguard, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Early work from guitar genius Larry Coryell – and a set that's maybe not as basic as you'd guess from the title! Larry's clearly out to state himself right from the very first note – in guitar modes that seem to draw equally from jazz, blues, and rock – and which are produced ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Larry Coryell tries out his vocal chops a bit on this album with his classic group from the early 70s – but the main "voice" on the record is still his wonderfully tight guitar – which has a beautifully sharp sound throughout! When Coryell sings, he almost seems to be doing ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A graceful collaboration between the ever-eclectic Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – with Elvis's current backing group The Imposters providing a tight rhythmic backdrop that's punctuated by the Crescent City Horns! Toussaint's work as a producer/arranger/ace songwriter ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Prime Elvis Costello work from his early run with The Attractions – a set that's overflowing with tunes that are catchy yet biting, and which get superb production from Nick Lowe! Titles include "Oliver's Army", "Green Shirt", "Party Girl", "Good Squad" ... read moreCD
It's hard to imagine these guys giving up their day job, as of all the country rock groups at the start of the 70s, they've probably got more instrumental talents than most! In fact, these guys come across more like some of the new wave of bluegrass groups that were appearing on indie labels than ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from Country Joe & The Fish – one of those albums that brought the new psychedelic sound strongly into the mainstream – but all without softening up or commercializing it at all! There's still a very sharp edge to the record – mean organ lines, fuzzy guitar, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A gem of a record from Dave Cousins of Strawbs – a really compelling solo record that's got a very different vibe than his albums with that famous group! The tunes are maybe more introspective, but more electrified too – played by a small, shifting lineup that includes Roger Glover on ... read moreCD
A strange shift in sound for Coven – a set that's still got all the satanic imagery of their classic Witchcraft record, but which has a more rock-based approach overall! The songs here are all pretty darn catchy – produced by Shel Talmy with a good mix of compressed guitars and vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An insane record – and one of the strangest moments in pop music during the early 70s! Coven are best known to most folks for cutting the message-oriented, sweet folk tune "One Tin Soldier" – but here, they change course completely – and offer up a whole album dedicated ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on red & yellow "Hellfire" vinyl!)
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small ... read moreCD
Creedence Clearwater Revival may not have actually been born on the bayou – they were long-timers in the San Francisco scene of the 60s – but they do a hell of a job of reinventing swamp rock on this second stunning album! The quartet are a masterpiece of spare, unbridled power – ... read moreCD
(Out of print, CRC pressing. Disc has some marks but plays fine.)
The stunning debut of CCR – a record that still burns with an undeniable fire after all these years! Sure, all the elements here have been copped by many – the fuzzy guitar, lean bluesy groove, and raw soul-inspired vocals of John Fogerty – but the way the group puts them ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Diana. Cover has some peeling along the opening.)
Creedence Clearwater Revival at the height of their powers – working in this amazing style that has roots in the swamp rock world of the late 50s, but which is produced with a gritty, almost trippy sort of quality – a mode that uses plenty of echo to really make this magic around the ... read moreCD
(Out of print 20-bit pressing with K2 mastering.)
Creedence Clearwater Revival —
Pendulum ... CD Fantasy, 1970. Used ...
Titles include "Born To Move", "Hey Tonight", "Rude Awakening #2", "Chameleon", "Molina", "It's Just A Thought", and "Pagan Baby". CD
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy, BABY! Bob Crewe's swingin' follow-up to his Music to Watch Girls By, given a slightly Brit easy twist with cuts like "Birds of Britain", and "Chelsea Girls". Very groovy, with a swingin London sound. As the lyrics to "Birds" go, "Chasin after chicks is ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Crushed Butler —
Uncrushed ... LP Radio Heartbeat, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Stunning pre-punk work from late 60s UK – and a set that really lives up to the promise of its title! We'll admit that we were a bit suspicious at first, but the strength of the work here is incredible – nothing like the psyche, blues, or jazz-inspired rock coming out of the British ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cry Babies —
Cry Babies ... LP CID/Far Out (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Fast funk and groovy grooves – a really great album of psychedelic tunes from Brazil! The Cry Babies serve up a sound that's beyond compare – American funk and soul influences played on organ, guitar, and sax, filtered through some really wild post-Tropicalia production! The result is ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic hard rock set from the Argentine scene of the 70s – and a record that shows that nation could boast the kind of power trio to match the giants on the UK and US scenes! Nacho Smilari may well be the powerhouse driving the whole thing – as his vocals are already strong, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady electronic set from the start of the 80s – but one that's got a vibe that's much more like work from the decade before – save maybe for a slight shift in instrumentation! The album features two side-long tracks, both mighty nice – and with electronic instrumentation that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey sounds from Cybotron – not the early Detroit techno pioneers, but the lesser-known Aussie group of the 70s! This Cybotron have a style that's a leaner take on prog modes of the early 70s – a trio approach that mixes heavy drums with work from two different keyboardists, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cyclist rides in with Bones In Motion – a joint release by Stones Throw and Leaving Records – an icy cool mix of early electro and housey influences with grittier, more experimental touches! The hypnotic approach and 80s era synth atmosphere bring Tour De France era Kraftwerk to mind ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally groovy little group from late 60s Poland – one who work here in a "beat mass" of their own creation – a totally rocking album that seeks to remake the Catholic mass in a flurry of fast drums, riffing guitars, and mod keyboards! The territory is nothing new – ... read moreCD
The group behind one of the coolest novelty tunes of the 70s – the excellent "Chick A Boom (Don't Ya Jes Love It)" – one of those cuts that showed up everywhere at the time, but didn't exactly put the band on the map! That great cut leads off the set – and other numbers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A trio of pop talents you'd normally find on TV – Paul Peterson and Shelly Fabares from the Donna Reed Show, plus James Darren, who'd also done some work for the same program as well – brought together here in a classic 60s album that allows each of their stars to shine brightly on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rootsy rock work from Dianne Davidson – singing tracks by Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and other hip contemporaries – all in a mix of acoustic instrumentation and cool Cali currents! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Chess, with insert – in a non-gatefold cover.)
Link Davis —
Big Mamou ... CD Okeh/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ...
Link Davis is holding a saxophone on the cover, but he's also a hell of a fiddler too – and this huge collection of his music follows a strong shift in his style over the course of the 50s – from a rootsy cajun musician to one that's got more of a rocking vibe overall! The package ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A little bit of Paul Davis is a mighty nice thing – a surprisingly strong dose of blue-eyed soul, of the sort that's got perfect placement on the Bang Records label of Bert Berns! A few years earlier, and Davis would have been a real chart-crosser – the kind of singer who's unabashedly ... read moreCD
A really sweet little album from Paul Davis – issued on early 70s Bang Records, with a vibe that's maybe partly blue-eyed soul, partly singer/songwriter – all put together with a nicely understated vibe! Paul's got a voice that's much warmer than his image on the cover – and a ... read moreCD
Fantastic longform work from Jan Dukes De Grey – a group who mix together prog and folk elements in a really wonderful style – then spin things out over a trio of very long tracks on the record! The charms of the group are a bit hard to describe, but immediately evident on record ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album