A never-ending batch of wonderful tunes – the 5th volume in this amazing series of 60s French pop! If your ears have been a bit lazy lately, pick up this set and prepare to have your mind blown – as it's filled with loads of groovy little tunes you've probably never heard, all stacked ... (French) read moreCD
(Out of print, 2003 pressing.)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee/Peppermint Harris —
Going Down Slow ... LP Mainstream, Early 50s. Very Good+ ...
A collection of early 50s material – recorded for the Sittin In With label, then issued here on Bob Shad's 70s imprint, Mainstream! The set's worth it alone for the work by Peppermint Harris – who's got a nice jazzy jump blues vibe! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has heavy wear, splitting seams and a cut corner.)
Timeless work by Georgia bluesman Cecil Barfield – material recorded in the mid 70s, issued in the 21st Century – but done with a quality that could go back to the 78rpm generation! Barfield has this amazing vocal style – strongly inflected at times, with this warble that makes ... (Blues) read moreCD
A great swinger from this German laeader – and a set that also features a fair bit of solo work from American trumpeter Benny Bailey! Titles include "Portrait In Smoke", "MG Blues", "Boomerang", "Discussion", "Bluer Than Blue", and "You'r ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German Polygram reissue pressing.)
Francesco Crosara —
Energy ... CD Power Wave, 1992. Used ...
Lonnie Smith's a long way from his Blue Note years here – but the sound is still plenty darn great, thanks to some fuller arrangements from the great Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company fame! The whole thing's quite electric – with Lonnie on Fender Rhodes and other ... (Jazz) 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) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Labels have an ink stamp and a bit of pen.)
Peace Orchestra —
Reset ... CD G Stone (Germany), 2002. Used ...
A few years after the breakup of the Kruder & Dorfmeister team, Peter Kruder dropped his Peace Orchestra set on the world – raising the bar forever for excursions into downtempo beats and jazz. This set reworks Kruder's original album, and features work from a number of Europe's best ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A surprising little gem from the late 60s UK blues rock scene – and one of the first efforts from a young Dave Edmunds! Edmunds is the key member of this trio – singing lead vocals and playing some incredibly smoking guitar that kicks off this blues-heavy set, and needs no apologies ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Frank Caruso & Eddie Gomez —
Analea ... CD Frank Caruso, 2012. Used ...
Soulful sounds from Mr Day – the first full full length as Mr Day from the singer of Metropolitan Jazz Affair and Dynamics, plus a go-to vocalist for Boozoo Bajou, Patchworks and other club producers and combos that need that extra touch of soul reverence! Mr Day has less of a club groove ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
An amazing second chapter for The Music Machine – working here with the last name of leader Sean Bonniwell in their name – in a groove that's even weirder and wilder than before! The group take on an odd new sound here – still the heady brew of fuzz and Hammond on their original ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic little collection – and one that's maybe a lot more fun than you might expect! There's little material that's actually avant, and just a few that might fall into the more boring sides of the art rock spectrum – and instead, the set brings together work from the psych and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Sublime second generation soul from Brenda & The Tabulations – a sweet set of Philly grooves, recorded at Sigma sound with help from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and John Davis! The album's every bit as groove-heavy as you'd expect from work by those dancefloor heavyweights – and the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great live work from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – a batch of recordings from Boston's legendary Storyville night club! The lineup features Dave on keys and the mighty Paul Desmond on alto sax – already stepping out here with a clear, crisp tone that's simply beautiful – a style ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, some wear, and aging.)
Pre-Honeydrippers work from Roy C – two nice numbers that kind of take a Sam Cooke style of sweet vocals, and push it into a rootsier down-home style! "Shotgun Wedding" is the best one here – a cool track that starts with a gunshot, then rolls into a catchy lyric about the ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some surface noise. Labels have heavy wear.)
A righteous soul gem from Chicago – killer work put together by Chi-soul DJ/Arranger Richard Pegue! "Got To Find A Way" features a chorus of singers – not religious, as their name might imply, but a cool group with falsetto soul traces, working in a baroque soul approach that' ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Vinyl has a noisy press flaw at the beginning of "Instrumental No 1".)