Promo pic cover of the first single from "Tical 2000: Judgement Day". (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Method Man —
Tical ... LP Def Jam, 1994. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the most triumphant records from the first wave of Wu Tang Clan solo efforts – and an early 90s hip hop masterpiece that's hardly aged a day since! Tical is right up there with Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) on the quality front. It's got the iconic Wu production aesthetic in peak ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With all the singles they dropped in the years prior to this, everyone was anticipating with glee when they heard it was to be. And, believe it or not, it still lives up to the hype. The first full length double feature with "1, 2, 1, 2", "Da Rockwilder", "Tear It ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clean radio edits, in a plain sleeve. Labels have some marker.)
Features Ella Fitzgerald on vocal performances of "April In Paris", "Party Blues", and "Every Day I Have The Blues" – with Count Basie backing. Also features a jam session version of "Billie's Bounce" – with Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Tal Farlow ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing on heavy vinyl. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and ... (Soul) read moreCD
Music with a folksy core, but very experimental sense of expression – thanks to unusual handling of familiar instruments by Paul Metzger! Side one features the 20 minute "Meend For Shaista" – played by Metzger on this unusual modified fretless 18 string guitar, with attached ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from the early academic days of analogue electronics! Professor Emerson Meyers ran the electronic music library at the Catholic University of America – and despite the sanctimonius nature of his employers, this is some of the most unholy noise we've ever heard! Many of the ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earlier evil genius from MF Doom – finally available on wax! Doom laces his favorite hip hop acapellas with new, original beats by Doom circa the early post-millennium. The package doesn't include a track list – we could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you. But rest assured, the ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... (Rock) read moreCD
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period ... (Rock) read moreCD
Kim Jung Mi —
Wind ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy ...
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... (Rock) read moreCD
A totally great batch of soundtrack funk from the legendary Franco Micalizzi – composer of some of the best Italian cop and crime work of the 70s, heard here in a new version of some of his grooviest tunes! The recording is of relatively recent vintage, but the style is classic 70s all the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Franco Micalizzi —
Laure ... LP Four Flies (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
An obscure bit of 70s erotica soundtrack grooves from Franco Micalizzi – an Italian take on the legendary French erotic film Emmanuelle – a film written and co-directed the actual Emmanuelle author Emanuelle Arsan! Given all that, the template is in place for a real gem in mid 70s ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features tracks from the film Chi Sei, L'Ultima Neve Di Primavera, Bianchi Cavalli D'Agosto, Lo Chaiamavano Trinta, and Il Piatto Piange. (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
Franco Micalizzi —
Violence! ... LP CEM/Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Lots of musical violence from the great Franco Micalizzi – all of it pretty darn funky, too – in the manner of Franco's best crime and cop soundtracks of the time! Some tunes start out slow and brooding, then build nicely to an action-packed climax – while others are off and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that will definitely send you to the promised land – thanks to its wonderful use of dub-style production, which creates waves and waves of heavenly sound! The tracks are long and open-ended – much more so than some of the shorter dubs of the time – served up in these ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album from psychedelic folk group Michaelangelo – a groovy blend of autoharp led folk tunes that have a much harder hitting groove than you'd think thanks to some searing electric guitar leads, funk-tinged bass, and ultra catchy compositions! When you think of the autoharp, it's ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A classic set of disco grooves – initially recorded in Paris, then sweetened up strongly at the Sigma Studios in Philly! The core sounds are in the warmer side of the Euro disco spectrum – but it's clear that the Philly touches are what really make things cook – thanks to a new ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spooky cover, and some spooky music to match – served up by the lesser-known Italian composer Luciano Michelini! The soundtrack's from the late 70s, but it's got a full, orchestral feel that reminds us a lot more of Italian work from a decade before – especially some of the more ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A journey into space with a wonderful sound – served up here as a set of cosmic instrumentals from Luciano Michelini, most of which have a pretty groovy vibe! The mix of 60s instrumentation, spacey touches, and light electric moments reminds us of Peter Thomas or Johnny Harris at their best ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet electric score from Luicano Michelini – and one that we might almost point to as an early entry in the keyboard sound of Italian horror films! The style's not as proggy or rockish as Goblin – and Luciano borrows maybe a bit of funk from some of the cop/crime scene – yet ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Fantastic sounds from Monday Michiru – quite possibly her greatest album in years, and one that really draws together all the best elements of her style! The vocals are wonderful – soaring, fluid, and filled with soul – almost more confident than ever – and set to these ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Early work from the group who later went onto become Mickey & The Soul Generation – grooving here in an equally funky style as their later famous singles! There's a raw vibe to most of these cuts – an earthy quality that befits the black and white cover image, and which has the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from the C86 UK pop generation – and important early work from the guys who'd later go onto form High Llamas and Fatima Mansions! This gem of a record from Microdisney has the group working in a style that's a bit like the best early work from Prefab Sprout – really ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Big Time.)
Microscopic Suffering/Goly Grim —
Split ... LP No Label, 2007. Near Mint- ...
A very cool combo – one that features the trombone of Massimo Morganti, tenor of Barend Middlehof, and piano of Nico Menci – all working together without any other instrumentation at all! The style means that the piano handles as much of the rhythm as it does the melody – making ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the hardest-hitting early albums on King Records – a full set of tracks from Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – a group who could easily blow away most of their vocal group contemporaries in the 50s! Hank's lead vocals always have this nasty, sexy sort of vibe – a style ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Glorious gospel soul from Mighty Clouds Of Joy – with some great live material and studio recordings from later years – truly joyous and soulful in the truest sense! The live material is especially wonderful, as the group really works best with an audience of believers to soak it all in. ... (Gospel) read moreCD
The times are changing, and so too do the Mighty Clouds, switching labels to Epic, and teaming up with Frank Wilson and James Cleveland for another soulful set that's got one foot firmly in the secular world and the other deeply planted on the church's side! Includes "What About The ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Mighty Clouds Of Joy —
It's Time ... CD ABC/Safety Zone, 1974. New Copy ...
A landmark blend of gospel spirit and 70s soul – and one of the greatest moments ever from The Mighty Clouds Of Joy! Like so many other soul artists before them, these guys have voices that are steeped in the best traditions of gospel – but rather than giving up their roots and going ... (Gospel) read moreCD
Mighty Clouds Of Joy —
Kickin ... CD ABC/Safety Zone, 1975. New Copy ...
Kickin it is – as the album's way more than just the typical gospel you might expect – and is a perfect example of the way the Mighty Clouds Of Joy helped cross the bridge between secular and spiritual sounds in the 70s! The record has a groove that most other mainstream soul acts ... (Gospel) read moreCD
A Mighty Diamonds album at the core, but one that often pushes the group's vocals off to the side – to allow for plenty of dubby interplay in the instrumentation! The real stars of the set are a Compass Point lineup with drums by Sly Dunbar and horns by Tommie McCook – all mixed and ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Stellar work from this lost Chicago soul group! The Marvelows were one of the city's best-ever harmony groups in the 60s, and this single has them working under the great Johnny Pate – who gives the tracks a sweetly polished sound that still remains nice and soulful! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
A brilliant take on vintage sounds by Cornwall combo The Mighty Sceptres – seamlessly mixing vintage funky group soul styles! As much as we dug their earlier 7-inch on Ubiquity, we're pretty much floored by how much deeper this excellent full length cuts! Singer Angeline Morrison has a way ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Polish duo with a really wonderful approach – one that mixes acoustic trumpet and drums with some excellent electronics! Mixing jazz and electronics is nothing new in the Polish scene – and we remember some great experiments of this nature from trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, a possible ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest singers of the postwar R&B era – the amazing Amos Milburn, arguably a huge influence on later rock and soul too! Like a few other key contemporaries – such as Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown – Milburn had a great way of hitting topics that were honest, open, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Easygoing, breezy avant pop from Mild High Club – nicely balancing oddball vocals atmosphere with charming and accessible grooves –and pairing 70s AOR and the softest of soft rock influences with post-millennium, indie pastiche vibe. A hazy mood and atmoshperic holds true throughout, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant little record, and one that really lives up to the heady claim of its title! The lineup here is spare, but the sound is really full – swelling with complicated colors, images, and tones that delight us with each new track – a masterpiece in understatement, and one of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Barry Miles —
Sky Train ... CD Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ...
Barry Miles is riding the Sky Train – and at a pretty fast clip too, given the jamming energy of this record! The album's one of Miles' most full-on fusion sets – but it's also one of his most soulful as well, thanks to strong use of horns on most numbers – with players like ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An overlooked gem from keyboardist Barry Miles – and one of the most compelling early 70s sides on the Mainstream Records label! Barry's got a way of really making his keys sing out nicely – playing both acoustic and electric piano with plenty of warm tones and gently flowing modes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few small stains, and small seam splits.)
Bluesy soul from Buddy Miles – an album that was half-produced by Jimi Hendrix, and which showcases the really crowd-pleasing side of Miles' sound! Tracks are a mix of soul covers and original numbers – done in a mode that puts plenty of guitar out front in the mix, and which uses ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark crossover album – featuring Buddy Miles' mixed Freedom Express group, and a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon dominate the charts with other groups. Buddy's drums are super-heavy, even if his vocals always get us the wrong way. Includes the original recording of "Them ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ron Miles/Bill Frisell/Brian Blade —
Circuit Rider ... CD Yellow Bird (Germany), 2014. New Copy ...
Airy work from this well-crafted trio – the cornet of Ron Miles mixing with guitar from Bill Frisell and drums from Brian Blade – two bigger-name players who both work at the more subtle side of their spectrum, which allows Miles to really shine in the spotlight! The approach seems a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the coolest Polish jazz musicians ever – the great vibist Jerzy Milian – honored here in a beautiful tribute to his 80 years on this planet! As the title implies, the music is from a large span of Milian's career – but most cuts are from his crucial stretch from the late ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the most complicated sounds we've ever heard from Polish jazz legend Jerzy Milian – and that's saying a lot, given his important modern jazz recordings of the 60s! The work here is all from very special projects – dubbed as "ballet music" in the title, but really far ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Again ... CD Poptones (UK), Late 60s. Used ...
The wealth of rare and unreleased material by this fab 60s pop group continues! This excellent set brings together tracks from the Japanese reissues of unreleased material by The Millenium and Curt Boettcher – and features tracks from the CDs The Second Millenium, The Millenium Continues, ... (Rock) read moreCD
A South African expatriate on the London jazz scene, though not initially a member of the Blue Notes or their contingent, he would become later associated with Chris MacGregor as well as Stan Tracey and others in the avant scene in the early 70s. This set features Miller accompanying himself via ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner and unglued seams.)
Fantastic work from the late bassist Harry Miller – an artist whose rich contributions to the British jazz scene are only finally being given their due, thanks to a wonderful collection of unreleased material like this! Miller was a key force in linking the sounds of the South African Blue ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful sounds from the mighty Jacob Miller – material recorded with Augustus Pablo in the years before Miller went onto greater fame in Inner Circle – and with a rootsy vibe that's still extremely powerful all these many years later! Pablo's at the height of his talents here – ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Big ol' bass from Marcus Miller – but also some sweet keyboards and great vocals too – all wrapped up in a set that's really got Miller at the height of his powers! Marcus wonderfully skirts the worlds of soul and fusion for the record – and mostly creates a tight groove on his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
Mulgrew Miller's one of those pianists who can always make a simple session sparkle with magic – and this early 90s album is no exception! The vibe here is laidback and open – done in that ever-searching style that makes Miller such a rich talent on the keyboard – never content ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but ... (Rock) read moreCD
Two amazing albums from the team of Lol Coxhill and Steve Miller – augmented here by a fair bit of previously unreleased bonus work! Both records were issued during the early years of Virgin Records in the 70s – and are of a similar spirit to some of Robert Wyatt's more experimental ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Gritty crime photographs from the 40s – all pulled from the files of the St Paul Pioneer Press in the Twin Cities – which turned out to be a pretty dangerous place at the time! There's some great shots in here that rival the work of Weegee in New York – bodies and crime scenes, ... (Books) read moreBook