Music from FC Kahuna, X -Press 2, Frangile State, Sara Montes, Space Raiders, Afterlife, Lo Fidelity Allstars, Kinda, Lucky Jim, Annie, Agua Dulces, Blu Roots, North East & more. (Funky Compilations) CD
A well-done collection of postwar work from Texas – with tracks by Hubert Robinson, Joe Houston, Peppermint Harris, Lonnie Lyons, Willie Johnson, Elmore Nixon, Connie McBooker, Clarence Garlow, and others! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
A strong effort from the mid 00s revitalized Prince – one that doesn't approach the greatness of the best material, but a graceful and consistent gem nonetheless! As it was done on his big ol' comeback album, Musicology, Prince takes strides to revisit his classic styles on the different ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Stan Getz —
Dynasty ... LP Verve, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
A great lost album from Stan Getz! The record features Stan in a totally new setting, playing with some relatively unfamiliar French talents – Eddie Louiss on organ, Rene Thomas on guitar, and Bernard Lubat on drums. Louiss is incredible, and has a free spacey sound that recalls Larry Young ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Les McCann —
Layers ... LP Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ...
This might well be the best album that Les McCann ever cut during the 70s! It's got some killer electric piano riffs, of the sort that are being sampled heavily today by the kids, and which are getting his music to a whole new af generation. The tracks have a tight spacey funk sound, and they don' ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Issued after Lenny's death, but a record that contains some of his best bits ever! In fact, the later date of the album probably allowed Fantasy to get away with some rawer material, so you'll hear more of the "true" side of Lenny – especially on the album's live tracks. We think ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreCD
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great early work from Otis Williams – a sweet selection of early King Records sides! (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing.)
Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society —
Street Priest ... LP Moers (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ...
A great early 80s set outlining the borders of the east coast free scene at a time when the free-er edges of the musical milleu were somewhat less populated. Ronald Shannon Jackson plays here with his Decoding Society group that included future notable black rock compatriots Vernon Reid and Melvin ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tight London trio with a nice current of soul – featuring Tony Lee on piano, Tony Archer on bass, and Martin Drew on drums! Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Blues For HL", "Teach Me Tonight", "Emily", and "Perdido". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
The Modern Jazz Quartet make a rare appearance on Verve Records in the 50s – splitting half the album here with the classic Oscar Peterson Trio! The live performance was recorded in Chicago, and definitely has the MJQ working in a looser vibe than on some of their late 50s recordings for ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters —
20 Hits ... LP King, 1950s. Near Mint- ...
A classic set of hard rockin R&B from Hank Ballard and the legendar Midnighters – as raw a batch of vocal group tracks you'd be hard pressed to find! The album features plenty of tunes from their "Annie" cycle of songs – including "Work With Me Annie", "Anni ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool 7" single from Japan – with a stunning version of "Lullaby Of The Leaves" played by Sleepy Matsumoto on tenor with a small combo that includes organ! The other side features a straighter take on the theme of the film. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Earl King & Roomful Of Blues —
Glazed ... LP Black Top, 1987. Near Mint- ...
The legendary Earl King gets support here from Roomful Of Blues – who do more than enough of a respectful job to let the man do his thing in the lead! Titles include "Iron Cupid", "I Met A Stranger", "Those Lonely Lonely Nights", "One Step Beyond Love" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest work on record by Lonnie Johnson – mostly tracks with relatively stripped-down instrumentation, and also featuring Lonnie on records by Violet Green, Texas Alexander, Victoria Spivey, Katherine Baker, and Mooch Richardson! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
A real classic from Chicago soulman Dee Clark – and one of those crazy Vee Jay albums packaged in a cover with an image of young white love! Despite that cloying image, though, the record has a tremendous depth – and is a great illustration of the versatility of Clark at his best, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing in a stereo cover, still in the shrink, including Vee Jay inner sleeve.)
John Hicks works in some really wonderful company here – a trio with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Idris Muhammad – both of whom really add a lot to the date! We're always big fans of Lundy's sound on bass – and his approach here has the same warm-rolling quality you'd find in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A gem of a record from Shorty Rogers – a set recorded in the mid 50s for Atlantic, but never issued at the time – making it not only a hell of an album, but a great discovery too! Shorty's in wonderful form here – working with some of the best modes learned on his RCA sides, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album we come back to more and more over the years – a bit more subtle than some of the other Gabriel-era Genesis records, but in a good way! Titles include "Aisle Of Plenty", "More Fool Me", "Firth Of Fifth", "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK "small hatter" pressing, including insert. Cover has some ringwear, partially unglued top seam, small initials in pen, and a Jem Import sticker on front.)
Detroit soul for the new generation – and a great collection of work from the groundbreaking techno act Inner City! The group was formed by Detroit production wizard Kevin Saunderson back in the mid 80s, and quickly challenged the supremacy of the Chicago scene with a strong approach to ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really great pairing – and a rare non-Brubeck Paul Desmond session from the 50s! Gerry Mulligan and Desmond weave laidback lines around each other, working here in a pianoless quartet that features Dave Bailey on drums and Joe Benjamin on bass – very much a Mulligan-inspired approach ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, half split spine, and a name in marker on back.)