Amazing! Although this album's a soundtrack to some goofy California surfer film, it's actually a killer batch of off-kilter jazz tracks composed by Bud Shank, and with a sound that's unlike anything we've ever heard from him! The frontline of the session is Shank, Bob Cooper, and Carmell Jones ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a split bottom seam, partially split top & some pen on the back.)
A classic 70s soul soundtrack – and a dream of a combination! Curtis Mayfield wrote the soundtrack and produced the album – and the result is a killer batch of 70s soul tracks that matches Aretha's strong vocals with the hip Curtom sound of Chicago! Aretha was still doing pretty well ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most fantastic soundtracks of the 70s – and maybe even of all time – thanks to a non-stop blast of insane styles and grooves – all quite different than other blacksploitation records of the time! For this, his masterpiece film, Melvin Van Peebles composed a non-stop ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Blakey's soundtrack to this fantastic French film is one of his best non-Blue Note albums ever – and it's got the additional bonus of featuring performances by the great French tenor star Barney Wilen! The tunes here are way more than just short scene-setting soundtrack numbers – ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi and insert! Cover has some light aging.)
An incredible soundtrack – one of the all-time greats of the 70s! Dave Grusin really outdid himself with this one – and created a sublime mix of sound, space, and spare funky beats that holds up wonderfully all the way through! The main theme steps around in a haunting mix of electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 1000 – on 180 gram gold colored vinyl!)
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing little soundtrack that's almost better than the show for which it was written! The set's a landmark batch of work from Hugo Montenegro – working here in a jazzy style that has lots of 60s mod touches – traces of spy soundtrack influence, but a bit more straight ahead too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner of a soundtrack from the maestro Barry White – his only entry into the blacksploitation film genre of the 70s, and a complete doozy throughout! For the album, Barry's stripped down the bigger space of his own records, and his Love Unlimited productions – into some shorter ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Go back to the future once again – with a sparkling set of 80s tracks that includes a fair bit of standout rock and pop material! Big highlights here are the tunes "Power Of Love" and "Back In Time" by Huey Lewis & The News – and other 80s tracks include "Ti ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam.)
John Barry/Shirley Bassey —
Goldfinger ... LP United Artists, 1964. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of work by John Coltrane – pulled together in support of the Chasing Trane documentary! The music here spans the gamut of Coltrane's years as a leader – as the set includes material from his years recording for Prestige, Atlantic, and Impulse Records – showing ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s sci fi film that gets a very different soundtrack approach from Brian Gascoigne – whose tracks here are all quite long, longer than seven minutes each, and work almost as mini narratives in sound – as the darker moments are illuminated by occasional lyrical touches, which are then ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Isaac Hayes' richest soundtracks – deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination – showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful mid 70s set from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a soundtrack date written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, who really helps bring a lot of depth to their music! Curtis really helps Knight and the group get out of some of their hit cliches of the 70s, and find some hipper space ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Over the years, how many films have been made about this guy anyway? We've never seen the movie, but the record's a gem – some very edgy scoring by Pete Rugolo, the ex-Kenton arranger who went on to do some great crime jazz work for a number of labels. This work isn't exactly in that style, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's hard to believe that anyone ever took the electronics of Giorgio Moroder seriously enough to think they'd be the right setting for an intensely dramatic thriller like this – but in the decade when Italian thrillers were doing the same thing, it's kind of easy to see. And if you think of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Billy Preston & Syreeta/David Shire —
Fast Break ... LP Motown, 1979. Very Good+ ...
Billy Preston & Syreeta handled the music for this slightly-lame, kind of strange Gabe Kaplan vehicle from the late 70s. The music is relatively fine, although the album lacks any totally funky moments. Instrumentals include "Books & Basketball", "Half Time", "The ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a light stain on one corner.)
Richie Havens, Tony Joe White, Lance Le Gault —
Catch My Soul ... LP Metromedia, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ...
Very weird soundtrack to this equally weird film that mixes Shakespeare and religion, and which was directed by Patrick McGoohan! Most tracks have a funky folksy style – with lots of guitar, mixed acoustic and electric, as you'd expect to hear in the work of White or Havens. There are a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album, put together to accompany one of Muhammad Ali's finest moments on the big screen – in a blend of music that's way deeper than the usual sounds you'd hear ringside! Michael Masser helmed the set – produced and wrote most of the material – but also with key ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last great 70s soundtracks on Curtom Records – a smoking little set that pairs the music of Curtis Mayfield with the vocals of Mavis Staples! Curtis is very much in charge of the record from the start, and works in a hard-stepping and righteous mode that recalls his earlier work ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, and unglued bottom seam.)
Probably the best record the Staple Singers ever cut during the 70s – as it makes a genius move by taking their rich vocal style and laying it over some excellent tracks written by Curtis Mayfield! The record's quite different than their usual Stax numbers, and has a Curtom groove that's hip ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining & peeling.)
Ride ... LP Tommy Boy, 1998. Near Mint- ...
A totally excellent soundtrack! This is one of the maddest we've heard from the 70s – with a baroque mix of wah wah funk and sophisticated orchestrations, very much in the mode of work by David Axelrod or some of the backings heard on Serge Gainsbourg's best records. No surprise it's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue pressing – with heavy vinyl and cover!)
Rare work from Patrick Cowley – an artist who most folks know for music with Sylvester in the 80s, but heard here on a selection of tracks he did for porno films at the same time! The music has lots of the sweet electro touches of Cowley's singles for the clubs – post-disco funk, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Note: Package interior does contain some x-rated images from the films – so be warned!)
One of the coolest rock operas of the 70s – and one of the most obscure, as well! Trip tells the story of a soulful prophet who arrives in Vienna, then is spurned by the city – and the music here is some of the funkiest we've ever heard in such a setting – done in a style that ... (Rock, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We love Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani for his cop, crime, and erotic soundtracks of the 70s – and he sounds equally great here in the setting of a rare sound library album from the same time! The album's got no proper title or cover, but it's a wonderfully rich batch of music that's ... (Sound Library, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The movie "Soul In The Hole" may have come and gone without anyone paying too much attention, but the soundtrack is dooope, with a lot of tracks that are unavailable anywhere but on this LP. We're not sure how Loud did it, but instead of MC's supplying throwaway tracks, they gave up some ... (Hip Hop, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a weird soundtrack – written to accompany the US debut of director Milos Foreman! The film deals with runaway girls, and features musical performances by a number of the actors in the film – as well as a few tracks borrowed from more famous acts of the time. The core of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bumped corners and an advisory sticker.)
A strange melange of tracks that we barely remember from the film! Elmer Bernstein handled the overall production and orchestrations – and the tunes are a mix of mellow vocal numbers and some disco ones, with snippets of dialogue thrown into the mix to help you locate yourself in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)
One of the hippest Italian soundtracks of the 60s – and a motherlode of tracks by the great Piero Piccioni! The soundtrack is the source of the oft-compiled "Mr Dante Fontana", a nutty groover about the mod fashion scene in Italy – and it also features the famous tracks " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ralph Burns/Dustin Hoffman —
Lenny ... LP United Artists, 1974. Sealed ...
Although the great Lenny Bruce never appeared in the Bob Fosse film based on his tragic story, Dustin Hoffman did a pretty great job of recreating his style, and of bringing together good performances of some of the most important monologues by Lenny, which are often missing from his other recorded ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cut corner and some seepage stains at the top.)
A wonderful wonderful soundtrack – recorded to accompany the strange horror/soap opera show Dark Shadows! The music is really weird – moogy at times, groovy at others – with lots of cool late 60s touches like fuzzy guitar, electric piano, and floating string and woodwind passages ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Quincy Jones' best soundtracks of the 70s – filled with some great slick electric funky crime tracks, perfectly played by LA jazzers that include Clare Fischer, Paul Humphrey, Arthur Adams, David T Walker, Milt Holland, and Jerome Richardson. A few cuts feature vocals by Little ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a bit of marker.)
Bill Conti —
Rocky ... LP United Artists, 1976. Very Good ...
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
A classic 60s soundtrack from Frak DeVol – filled with bold themes, dramatic action, and some of the most sharp-edged scoring Hollywood could offer at the time! The WWII setting of the film makes for a fair bit of military moments in the music – but there's also some surprisingly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The movie maybe a goofy, if undeniably amusing pop culture relic, but the Polydor soundtrack is a genuine win! This is an album that doubtlessly brought breakdance and old school hip hop culture into the eyes of middle America – but what helps it stand the test of time are some solid non-hip ... (Hip Hop, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-remembered moments of music from the enigmatic Vangelis – a set that's maybe a bit darker and more moody than some of his other records of the time – thanks to the Blade Runner setting provided by director Ridley Scott! Vangelis works plenty of familiar early 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful Nino Rota score – perhaps not as well known as some of his work for Fellini, but every bit as great, if not better! The themes are light and tight – with that jaunty Rota approach to scoring that stays with you for days after you leave the theatre. Instrumentation includes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the die-cut cover, with some ring & edge wear, a stain from an old sticker and masking tape along the top seam.)
An excellent blacksploitation soundtrack – and every bit as funky as any of Willie Hutch's work for other Motown soundtracks at the time! Larry Mizell and Dennis Coffey help out on the instrumentation – giving the album an extra funky instrumental edge, one that takes it way past Edwin ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: The label and the sleeve list the song "Don't It Feel Good To Be Free", but it's actually not on the reissue.)
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rudy Ray Moore & The Soul Rebellion Orchestra —
Dolemite ... LP Generation International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Quite possibly THE mother of all funky soundtracks – the legendary score to Rudy Ray Moore's classic first Dolemite film! The record's been referenced for years, and all the hype is totally right – because the whole thing's overflowing with funky tracks both vocal and instrumental ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer soundtrack from jazzy Johnny Keating – a set that we'd rank right up there with his other non-film work of the 60s! The score's got a bold, edgey sort of quality – one that shows a real maturation in Keating's music since the earlier part of the decade – but still that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small sticker and light aging.)
John Carpenter takes his classic film themes, and does them one better – by working here with his Lost Themes Band in some wonderful new versions of these famous tunes! The music is still very heavy on that stark guitar and keyboard style that Carpenter virtually invented in the late 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Barry/Elephant's Memory/The Groop/Nilsson —
Midnight Cowboy ... LP United Artists, 1969. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
A sublime soundtrack from John Barry – common, to be sure, but also a wonderfully-crafted set that goes way beyond the stereotypes of his work for the James Bond films! The record is probably best known for Nilsson's famous version of the Fred Neil tune "Everybody's Talkin" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stanley Wilson conducted the music to this 50s cop show called M-Squad, but the music was composed by him, Count Basie, and Benny Carter. Carter plays with the group, which also includes Red Mitchell, Pete Candoli, Frank Rosolino, and John Williams – and he's the only reed player, which ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split spine.)
Later Bond, but John Barry's still firmly in place – and is more than capable of turning out another wonderful thriller soundtrack! As with the scope of the film, the range of tunes is a bit more spread out than usual – stepping across a variety of locales to set the mood with an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title alone should hip you to the fact that the score's for a spy spoof film – in this case a practically forgotten comedy starring Laurence Harvey and Lionel Jeffreys. Riz Ortolani's scoring here is pretty much in his straight soundtrack bag – with a range of styles to set the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label mono Masterworks pressing. Cover has a small sticker on one corner and a tracklist sticker.)
Jacques Tati —
Playtime ... LP United Artists, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ...
A wonderful selection of instrumental themes from the films of Jacques Tati – the closest thing to a full soundtrack you'll ever find for any of his movies! The package was originally issued upon the release of Play Time – and about half the music here is from that film – leaving ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front and price sticker remnants.)
A musical – but a pretty darn soulful one, as you might expect from the mighty Melvin Van Peebles! The soundtrack features tunes from Van Peebles early 70s stage production Don't Play Us Cheap – an attempt to bring the modes explored in his film work to the theater – and given ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some moisture damage on the opening, splitting on the spine, and some edge wear.)
Gary McFarland/Grady Tate/Bobby Scott —
Slaves ... LP Skye, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An unusual little soundtrack to this obscure pre-Roots film about slavery – handled with some very nice touches from Gary McFarland, Bobby Scott, and Grady Tate! The music is penned by Scott, and is mostly in that hip blend of jazz and soul roots that he was using on some of his own 60s ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Dave Grusin —
Eric ... LP Seven Seas (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ...
A surprisingly diverse Dave Grusin soundtrack from the 70s – with a vocal song by John Savage too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, the only way the music was ever issued, with insert.)
Telefoni Bianchi has Trovajoli in a different style than usual – maybe a bit more sentimental on some of the melodic moments – but also using some sprightly jazz violin, which almost gives the whole thing a Paris swing vibe at times. There's a few vocal tracks that have a lush sort of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – cover has a bit of aging, mostly inside the gatefold.)
Weird and wild sounds from the equally weird and wild French animated series at the end of the 60s – served up here by a classically-trained musician who also had a lot of experience with electro-acoustic sounds at the GRM studios! The music here is a dark mix of familiar elements – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album of groovy tunes to come from the Man From U.N.C.L.E. spy show of the 60s. As record collectors know, this second LP has always been harder to find than the first – and the tracks are every bit as groovy! Hugo Montenegro turns in some of his best scoring work ever, and comes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover is in nice shape.)
Geoff Morrow & Hal Shaper/Norman Wisdom —
Jingle Jangle ... LP Class (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ...
A tribute to this unique creative organization – featuring music by Michael Valenti, and narration by Beatrice Straight! LP, Vinyl record album
Luis Bacalov with Gato Barbieri —
Desbandes ... LP Vista (Italy), 1975. Near Mint- ...
Beautiful – a larger suite of music by soundtrack maestro Luis Bacalov – featuring solo tenor from Gato Barbieri, plus Bacalov on piano and harpsichord, a larger ensemble, voices, and even magnetic tape! LP, Vinyl record album
Harry Lubin did the soundtrack for this classic sci-fi digest TV show, and Decca released the whole thing in a beautiful colored foil cover, with a picture of the Milky Way raidiating colorful rays over a shiny space set! The bulk of the tracks are orchestral, but they've got a haunting quality ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mostly orchestral soundtrack – scored by Stu for this Buck Rogers remake from the end of the 70s. Most of the tunes have kind of a retro-thriller feel – dramatic and upbeat, in the mode of music from an old serial – but there is one really great track called "Something ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tripped-out little rock opera from Lex De Azevedo – post-Hair in both approach and spirit, with a jaunty approach to songwriting that certainly owes a lot to the MacDermot tradition! Many of the tunes have the vocals done in a chorus mode – one that creates a soaring, almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A selection of routines from one of the hippest TV shows of the 60s – Rowan & Martin's Laugh In, a great assemblage of sketches and jokes that kind of take an older vaudeville aesthetic, and filter it through a 60s world of freaks, oddballs, and counter-cultural figures! The album's got ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut gatefold cover, with a bit of pen inside the gatefold.)
A sweet little soundtrack by John Barry – very different than the full-on style he used for James Bond – but equally groovy in its own sort of way! The music was written for a spy thriller starring Alec Guiness, George Segal, and Max Von Sydow – a moody film that's handled here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and a promo stamp.)