A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A strangely wonderful Latin set with a very drum-heavy approach! Cuban percussionist Walfredo plays in a large group with Louie Belson on the regular kit and "moog drum" – and the rest of the group features strong Latin players like Francisco Aguabella, Clare Fischer, Emil Richards ... (Latin) read moreCD
An overlooked gem from the amazing John Beltran – beautifully jazzy, and the first record that really had him breaking away from straighter dancefloor electronics! The set is filled with as many acoustic sounds as it is electronic ones – as John brings in flute, percussion, guitar, ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Tighter than Jorge Ben's funky work from the early 70s – but still pretty darn great! The record's got Jorge working in a smoother vein than on his Philips sides, with the same sort of modern soul approach that Marcos Valle and other older Brazilian singers were using at the time. But since ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Here's one that takes us back to our comic book summers back in the 70s! Vibist Gregg Bendian composed a suite of tracks dedicated to the late, great Jack Kirby – passed since 1994, and a landmark comic artist for 40 years, with a slew of work at Marvel and DC, plus many smaller companies, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
If you've ever doubted the real jazz sensibility of Tony Bennett, then this is an album to change your mind – because Tony's working here in a marvelously unadorned setting – with only the piano of Bill Evans to back him up! The record's a rare gem from years after Bennett was cracking ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of the best Eddie Bert albums of the 50s – an excellent set that captures the trombonist in 2 different modes! One half of the set features the cool side of Eddie's work – and has him blowing in quartet with Joe Puma on guitar, Clyde Lombari on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the tightest records to date from Bebo Best – a set that's still awash in cool 60s influences from lounge, bossa, and soundtracks – but which also comes across with an even more spontaneous spirit! There's still a fair bit of programs in the rhythms, and lots of cool sound ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A set of compositions penned by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos – sung by Maria Bethania in a warmly personal setting! The style here gets away from any of the too-romantic qualities that can sometimes mar presentation of the Carlos' brothers work – and instead, Bethania uses her innate ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the most personal albums we've heard in years from Maria Bethania – a set that's got a quietly intimate vibe, one that really lives up to the spirit of the title – a place where Bethania can be herself and share some of her innermost thoughts! The backing is wonderfully intimate ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A warm little live set from Andy Bey – quite possibly one of the most personal and unassuming albums of his recent comeback career! The set's a trio one, recorded at the end of the 90s – and it features Andy on both vocals and piano, plus Peter Washington on bass, and either Kenny ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
4 ... CD Parkway/Columbia, 2011. Used ...
A really unique little record from the Chicago scene – a blues record, but one that's led by a trombonist – with an approach that's almost equal parts funk and blues – quite a different blend for the Windy City! The vibe's almost got a contemporary Nola feel – plenty of ... (Blues) read moreCD
The quintessential Big Maybelle compilation – featuring a total of 46 tracks on 2CDs, with 14 classics never before on CD, and 2 previously unissued tracks! Titles include "Candy", "Ring Dang Dilly", "Jim", "Stay As Sweet As You Are", "Rock ... (Soul) read moreCD
Beautiful bluesy soul recordings by one of the all-time greats! Big Maybelle's Brunswick recording of "Candy" (included here!) is famous enough – and it should give you a great idea of what the label did for her rich R&B styled vocals. That track's on here, along with 23 other ... (Soul) read moreCD
Way more than you might expect from the legendary Big Maybelle – a smoking collection of soulful tunes that goes way beyond her early blues of the 50s, and shows the lady to be one heck of a funky singer – on a par with the best 60s work from Etta James at Chess! The cuts here are ... (Soul) read moreCD
Benjamin Biolay —
Negatif ... CD Virgin (France), 2003. Used 2CD ...
Brilliant work from one of the most exciting talents in French music of the past decade – the amazing Benjamin Biolay, a singer with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of Serge Gainsbourg, and a producer with a style that brings together countless classic French pop elements! This 2CD ... (French) read moreCD
Benjamin Biolay —
Vengeance ... CD Naive (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ...
Beautiful work from Benjamin Biolay – easily one of our favorite French artists of the 21st Century – even though we've been following his work since the previous one! Benjamin's got a sound that's just perfect if you, like us, dig an older generation of French work by artists like ... (French) read moreCD
Benjamin Biolay & Chiara Mastroianni —
Home ... CD Virgin (France), 2004. Used ...
A wonderful record that rivals the best traditions of Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – and quite possibly the strongest to date from French producer/songwriter Benjamin Biolay! The set was co-produced by Benjamin and his wife Chiara Mastroianni – done in a mellow approach that ... (French) read moreCD
A dancefloor classic! The album's the second by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie, and head and shoulders above the rest – a sublime blend of soul and club that's hardly been matched again! Diamond manages to make things groove, but never loses sight of the soulful styles that make the record ... (Soul) read moreCD
A very nice set of avant synth sounds from The Bird Show Band – featuring Ben Vida on Moog Voyager and some of the most adventurous accompaniment a guy could ask for – including Jim Baker on ARP 2600, Josh Abrams on acoustic bass and a pair of Tortoise players on drums, John Herndon and ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has the word "Promo" written in marker.)
Beautiful work from Jane Birkin – working very firmly here away from the ghost of Serge Gainsbourg, in a mix of English and French language tunes arranged by Gonzales, and featuring contributions from Beth Gibbons, Johnny Marr, Jamie Lidell, Mocky, and others! The sound has some nice touches ... (French) read moreCD
Small ensemble works by Harrison Birtwistle – each with a very enigmatic, poetic feel! The first passage of tracks is comprised of "Settings Of Lorine Niedecker" – with soprano performances by Amy Freston mixed with cello lines from Adrian Brendel – the former at a ... (Classical) read moreCD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a cutout notch.)