A near-legendary album from Pat Metheny – the real birth of the "Metheny sound" on record, and a perfect example of the magically fluid groove that he crafted with keyboardist Lyle Mays! The sound here is hard to describe – and even harder when you try to pick out the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some bubbling in the gloss. Vinyl has a short click on side two, track 1.)
Pat Metheny —
Travels ... LP ECM, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A live album, but every bit as seminal as the studio sides that Pat Metheny cut for ECM at the time – and proof that the Metheny magic was clearly his own, and not just a product of studio tricks by Manfred Eicher! The set reprises tunes and themes from a variety of Metheny's earlier ECM ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mighty tribute to bassist Eberhard Weber – done by a host of his ECM contemporaries from the 70s and 80s, in a mode that's similar to their great recordings too! The performance is a live one, which gives the spacious sounds a bit more edge than the usual ECM studio session – and the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Billy Higgins —
Rejoicing ... LP ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ...
A sweet trio session with Charlie Haden on bass and Bill Higgins on drums. Titles include "The Calling", "Tears Inside", "Lonely Woman", and "Rejoicing". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Method Man —
Tical ... LP Def Jam, 1994. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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
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
(Heavy Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove.)
A sweet disco circus from Metropolis – one of the many studio groovers from 70s disco maestro Thor Baldursson – who handles all the arrangements on the set! The great Tom Moulton produced with Thor – and gives the record a rich, clubby, disco feel that's mighty nice – and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
The final entry in the Good Morning Vietnam trilogy from veteran underground rhymer/writer MF Grimm and producer Drasar Monumental – perhaps the rawest and hardest hitting of the three! The smart, dexterous rhymes are laced with wartime imagery and backed by thematic samples throughout, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a ... (Soul) read moreCD
Killer stuff from this legendary Philly soul instrumental combo – with funky soul horns, unstoppable dancefloor ready rhythms and those soul-stirring strings – and right up there with their best ever! Bobby Martin arranged almost every track – and the record's a great example of ... (Soul) read moreCD
A near-lost chapter in the Stax Records catalog – and an album recorded by The MGs in the years after Booker left Memphis and the group for the California scene! The album features organist Carson Whitsett at the keys – doing a pretty good job of filling Booker's place – but the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of tape & a name in marker.)
Kim Jung Mi —
Now ... LP Lion, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
A sublime 70s film score from Franco Micalizzi – who seems to be working here in his most Morricone-like modes – right down to his excellent use of wordless vocals from the legendary Edda Dell'Orso! The music is often dreamy and airy – those beautiful melodies that Morricone ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
George Michael —
Faith ... LP Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ...
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
Wonderful work from Monday Michiru – and a record that reminds us all over again why we love her music so much! The album's got Monday serving up all the Brazilian sounds you'd guess from the title – but always with that positive, upbeat style we've always dug in her music – a ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Modern electronic funk from XL Middleton! XL handles all keyboards, vocoder and programming himself here – bridging bouncing 80s electro boogie, to 90s west coast G-Funk, to the bedroom beatcraft of today – with a lot of distinctive charm, making it much more than a mere wayback trip ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A real burner from this overlooked Chicago group from the 70s – a south suburban quartet who clearly draw a lot of inspiration from the heavy guitars of the hard rock scene from early in the decade, but who also come across with a bit of a power pop vibe as well! The guitars are full, heavy, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A popping party classic from the 1980s – filled with plenty of catchy electro numbers, all served up in a sublime blend of pop and soul! The Calloway brothers are at the height of their powers here – and the album strikes a perfect balance between mainstream soul and percolated ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Mighty Clouds Of Joy —
It's Time ... CD ABC/Safety Zone, 1974. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Truth is the power, but the power is also in the groove – and on this tight little classic, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy soar brilliantly into a space between gospel and soul! The record's easily one of the best efforts to bridge the two genres in the 70s – a record that probably even tops ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mighty Mocambos wear white on the cover this time around – dressing their best to welcome in a whole host of great guest stars – from Africa Bambaataa, to Shawn Lee, Nichola Richards, Donald D, Peter Thomas, Charlie Funk, DeRobert, and Hektek – a really surprising range of ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 great lost bit of funk – and a pretty mysterious record, too! The record came out hot on the heels of Manu Dibango's big original version of "Soul Makossa" – and while it's got a groove that definitely leans towards Afro Funk, it's also got plenty of Caribbean touches too ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heady soul from Miguel – an artist who's got a slightly sinister look on the cover, but a warmer sound in his music! The beats and instrumentation are often nicely fuzzy – not crackly cosmic, as on other contemporary singers – but almost with this messed-up feel as if the album's ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mike Ladd rolls from stuttering, electro steeped funky rock breaks to sci fi boombap and even some spacey soul on Nostaligalator! Co-producer Scotty Hard has worked with a diverse clientele of artists, and he and Mike Ladd take a boundary free approach without ever getting too schitzo to be ... (Hip Hop) 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
An insanely rich documentary of the legendary William S Burroughs – an author who's possibly known more for his role in the cultural underground of the 60s and 70s, than for his equally-important writings! Barry Miles does a great job of tying both those worlds together – and gets past ... (Books) read moreBook
(Small remainder mark on spine.)
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
Buddy Miles hits the Bicentennial, and he's giving a nod to Native Americans on the cover – although a few years late of that trend in comparison to efforts by other singers of his generation! The album's also an obscure date for Casablanca – one that has Miles in smoother soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer chapter in the great early run of Buddy Miles – really genre-busting work that managed to cross over big to a number of crowds back in the day! As with his Mercury work, Miles has a wicked mix of soul, funk, rock, and blues going on here – but one that's percolated together ... (Soul) read moreCD
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
(Original pressing. Cover has split seams held with pieces of tape, and some marker on front.)
Features Carl Seaman on piano on "Carnaval", Ulrich Koch on viola on the "Concerto", and Daniel Faure on percussion on the "Concerto For Percussion". Milhaud conducts the orchestra himself. (Classical) LP, Vinyl record album
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
Seminal sounds from one of the hippest vibists of the 60s – the great Jerzy Milian, who was easily Europe's answer to Bobby Hutcherson at the time! The material here comes from a few key performances by the Milian trio at the Jazz Jamboree festival in Poland – sort of the Eastern ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet early groover from Osmar Milito – much more upbeat and swinging than his later album material – and served up with this excellent jaunty groove, and lots of very groovy harmony vocals from Quarteto Forma! The whole thing's got a very nice Blue Brazil groove – and the ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
We've heard these guys described as "kick ass New York state suburban pop" – and we couldn't have put it better had we tried! Milk N Cookies are a great little group from the 70s powerpop era – lost somewhere between glam and new wave, and working with a distinct British ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild stuff! This record's an attempt to bring together moog and sex sounds, and it goes about its task in the most heavy-handed way possible! Basically, the record's got a number of tracks with cool moogy bits – either musical in kind of a background way, or loud and firey – and these ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes MP3 download – and great package, with seven 7" singles in a heavy box!)
Excellent work from Marcus Miller – the kind of soul-drenched, bass-led set that's made him a favorite for years! There's a tightness here that almost takes us back to the feel of a Stanley Clarke set from the 70s – a right on the money groove you'll hear right from the start – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A strong statement from pianist Mulgrew Miller – very much at the top of his form here, and playing with a power and sense of imagination that recalls the older trio work of McCoy Tyner! The trio features Richie Goods on bass and Tony Reedus on drums – both backing Miller with a warm, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A deep look into the rugged Detroit rock underbelly from the mid 60s to today by Steve Miller – co-editor of Johnny Ramone's autobiography and editor of Touch And Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83 anthology – done oral history style, letting the principal figures tell the ... (Books) read moreBook
Steve Miller Band —
Anthology ... LP Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A brilliant standout in a late 60s world of blues rock – a set that goes way beyond what most of Steve Miller's contemporaries were doing at the time – to find a brave new world that's all its own! As before, the drums are key to the group's sound – harder and funkier than most ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual album from the young Stephanie Mills – not only because it captures the singer at a wonderful early point in her career, when she was still open to a rich range of expression – but also because the whole thing was written and produced by the team of Burt Bacharach and ... (Soul) read moreCD
Stephanie Mills in fine formation here – working with the team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, who helped the lady reach the heights of her career in the early 80s! The sound here is catchy and contemporary, but hardly ever too commercial – just relaxed and grooving, in a mode that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
A real classic from Stephanie Mills – a record that has the singer finding a whole new groove for the 80s, while still holding onto that magnificent vocal approach that made her great right from the start! Mills gets some key help on production here from both the team of Ashford & ... (Soul) read moreCD
John Mills Cockell —
Gateway ... LP Anubis (Canada), 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ...