Thomas Comerford —
II ... CD Strange Weather, 2014. Used ...
Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band —
Juguya ... CD Sublime Frequencies, 2015. Used ...
One of the most solid albums we've ever heard on the Sublime Frequencies label – a studio recording by a group with a really great approach to their music – a style that mixes classic Afro Funk elements with rootsier elements on the instrumentation! The grooves are tight, but the sound ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
BE ... CD GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used ...
"I rap with the Passion of Christ, Ni**a, cross me!" BE isn't exactly a back-to-basics LP in the vein of his classic work for Relativity – but it is indeed a return to a focused, genuinely soulful, no BS approach – and it's a very welcome one at that! It seems like Com was a ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A bunch of great Common cuts from the MCA/Geffen/Universal years plus a deep Com classic from the Relativity era for good measure! Go! Common Classics focuses mostly on classic tracks from Like Water For Chocolate and onward, with an excellent soundtrack track in "Love Of My Life" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
12 tracks from the glory days of Con Funk Shun – a mix of smooth soul and pop funk – handled by the group in their all-pro style, which was tighter than most at the time! Tracks include "Ffun", "Love's Train", "Chase Me", "Too Tight", "Ms ... (Soul) read moreCD
A contemporary set from the legendary Con Funk Shun – and one that shows they haven't lost any of their groove over the years! The style here is in that warm mix of funk and soul that the group hit after their initial funky years – a mode that has them realizing that they often sound ... (Soul) read moreCD
Features material from the albums Jam Session Coast To Coast, Jammin At Condons, Bixieland, Condon's Treasury Of Jazz, Louis Armstrong & Eddie Condon At Newport, The Roaring Twenties, Midnight In Moscow, Chicago My Home Town, Dixieland Jam, and compilation tracks too! (Jazz) CD
A really classic set from vocalist Chris Connor – and one that's summed up perfectly in the "Sad Cafe" in the title! The album's got that blue, melancholy style that always worked best for Chris – a mode that's never too cool, but which has this laidback, almost ethereal ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A masterpiece of mellow soul and jazzy grooves from the groundbreaking Norman Connors – an album that sails to the stars on a sweet blend of mellow moments and more upbeat tracks too! The record features some crucial vocal talents from Michael Henderson and Phyllis Hyman – both ... (Soul) read moreCD
15 tracks including "Do You Love Me?", "Shake Sherry", "Whole Lotta Woman", "Can You Jerk Like Me", "It's So Hard Being A Loser", "First I Look At The Purse", "Determination", and "That Day When She Needed Me". (Soul) CD
Wonderful mellow work from Sam Cooke – and a set that's recorded with a sound that's very much in keeping with the "night beat" that you might expect from the title! In fact, there's not so much a "beat" as a simple easy groove – a gentle sort of "night" ... (Soul) read moreCD
Smooth jazz work from guitarist Craig T Cooper – one of his indie sides from the late 80s, a nice mellow batch of tracks written, produced, and played all by Craig himself – with occasional help on vocals by Denise Stewart, and piano by Jerry Peters. Titles include "Nude ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A goofy cover, and a tribute to Alice In Wonderland, but a nice little record – one that has Chick Corea playing a wide variety of keyboards next to acoustic piano – coming up with a sound that's sometimes cosmic, sometimes spacious, but always a lot more creative than most of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible debut as a leader for Chick Corea – quite different than his 70s work, and a set that's filled with heavy soul jazz and Latin influences! Chick's coming off of years of work in Latin bands, and in smaller soul jazz combos, and his writing here is a mix of the freer style that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A mixture of jazz improvisation and more avant ideas – performed by twin pianists Chick Corea and Nicolas Economou during the Munic Summer Piano Festival in 1982! The session is a great reminder that, even at a time when Chick was cutting some music that was very commercially successful, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Giles Corey is a bluesman at heart, but he plays here in a style that's got lots of soul and funk touches too – particularly in the way he works his guitar with lots of wah-wah style riffs! The record's got a contemporary blues vibe overall, but Giles definitely has a slightly different ... (Blues) read moreCD
Queensbridge-bred veteran MC Cormega returns with an ambitious twist on the "Best Of" formula, to say the least – one disc featuring classic Cormega, and disc 2 featuring contemporary live funk & R&B crew The Revelations backing Cormega! The Best Of Cormega disc includes ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose were one of a handful of early 70s groups – like Chairmen Of The Board or 100 Proof Aged In Soul – who had a sound that was incredibly hard to peg. There were bits of southern rawness in the vocals, but the overall approach also had plenty of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Larry Coryell's lost none of his genius over the years – and this recent session still has the guitar innovator working with all the best styles we first loved in his initial recordings for Vanguard! Larry's got a tone that can be clear and clean one minute on the electric, then filled with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Leo Gandelman produced this one, and it's got sort of a modern jazzy sound that sits well with some of Gal's singing on here, especially on standards like "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Begin the Beguine". (Brazil) CD
A warmly jazzy album from Gal Costa – much more so than you'd expect from her slightly creepy white face on the cover! There's a fair bit of keyboards in the instrumentation – usually stepping around with a relatively mellow feel, which lets Gal concentrate on ballads and gently ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Stanley Cowell —
Setup ... CD Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ...
A brilliant sextet session from Stanley Cowell – one of his few larger group sessions of the time, done during a period when he was recording almost exclusively in trio format! The album features a well-crafted sextet with lots of nice edges – bringing together Eddie Henderson on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sacrilicious sleaze from The Cramps – tearing into the 80s with Songs The Lord Taught Us – one their best ever albums! The Cramps may have ticked off aging proto rock fans of the time with their ghoulish take on the style, along with their punkass demeanor, but producer Alex Chilton ... (Rock) read moreCD
Given Hank Crawford's soulful legacy on the alto sax – one that already made him a star in Ray Charles group by the time of this LP – it would be hard to add More Soul to his bag – but that's what he's going for here, and we've gotta say that it works pretty darn well! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Hank Crawford —
Tight ... CD Milestone, 1996. Used ...
We never tire of the saxophone work of Sonny Criss – and this mid 70s gem is a perfect example of his brilliance! Sonny's sound on alto here is completely his own – raspily, soulful style that's really unique – and which draws strongly from Criss' rich life experience, including ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
The music of Roberto Carlos, re-served nicely by Teresa Cristina – working here with help from the Os Outros group, in a groove that's much more lively than some of Roberto's originals! The approach is almost funky at points – spontaneous soulful backings that really liven things up, ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Short swing based tracks recorded by French guitarist Henri Crolla in the mid 50s – originally issued on one LP and 2 45 rpm eps, and lovingly repackaged here with full notes, in a set that includes 16 tracks in all. About half the tracks feature vibes work by George Daly and piano by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hal Crook with John Lockwood & Bob Gullotti —
Only Human ... CD Ram (Italy), 1993. Used ...
(NOTE: This CD is missing the back tray artwork, but still contains the full booklet. Everything else is fine – just the back tray artwork is missing.)
Jazzy soul with plenty of warmth – a great album by this little-known group from Ohio! The combo started out as a fusion group, but then moved into some soulful territory when they picked up a vocalist – singer Ron Boustead, who gives the record a style that reminds us a lot of Average ... (Jazz) read moreCD