Incredible work from one of the greatest groups on the east coast scene at the end of the 50s – a wonderful harmony combo, but one with a hell of a lead singer too! Anthony's voice is hardly "little" here – as he belts it out with this raw soul power that's years ahead of its ... (Soul) read moreCD
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... (Soul) read moreCD
The classic late 70s double live album from Little Feat! Their reputation as one of the great live acts of that decade or any other is realized beautifully here – the band playing off of each other masterfully, and they're just as sharp vocally – but what's most impressive is how they ... (Rock) read moreCD
Tight and soulful blues from Little Milton – just the sort of record that helped him cross over to bigger audiences back in the day, and a set that still sounds plenty great all these many years later! The set was done in Chicago – arranged by James Mack, with backing vocals from Kitty ... (Blues) read moreCD
A wonderful selection of work from the great Little Richard – a 64 track package that not only includes loads of gems from his early years on Specialty Records, but also includes a lot of near-forgotten material from his great run on Vee Jay as well! The Specialty tracks are the stuff of ... (Soul) read moreCD
A much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time ... (Soul) read moreCD
Funky flute, in a sweet dancefloor mode – as the work of Han Litz is remixed here by a variety of European producers! Litz has a groove that's already great on its own – a style that hearkens back to 60s and 70s jazz flute players, especially the funkier currents of the latter – ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
LL Cool J —
10 ... CD Island/Def Jam, 2002. Used ...
15 tracks, counting interludes, with beats by the Neptunes and Trackmasters. Includes "Luv U Better", "Paradise", "Niggy Nuts", "Amazin", "Clockin G's", "After School", "Mirror Mirror" and "Big Mama". (Hip Hop) CD
Beautiful music from Charles Lloyd – a great package that brings together all the important Norwegian recordings the tenorist made for ECM in the 90s – music that really helped renew interest in this legendary player! The style here is wonderful – laidback and flowing, in a mode ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful duets between this richly creative pair – a stripped-down set that really showcases the warmth and intimacy of Charles Lloyd's reed styles in recent years – and one that also has Jason Moran warming up a bit more than usual too! Lloyd plays tenor and alto, both with a very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Mariano Loiacono & Paula Shocron —
Warm Valley ... CD Rivo (Argentina), 2012. Used ...
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Vesa-Matti Loiri —
4 + 20 ... CD Finnlevy/Porter, 1971. Used Gatefold ...
An amazing little record from Vesa-Matti Loiri – originally released at the start of the 70s in Finland, and a rich blend of jazz, acoustic, and experimental styles! There's a really organic feel to the record – Loiri's flute and percussion mixed with a shifting array of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the most sensitive work to date from Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm – a beautiful session of trio material with a gently contemplative feel! There's almost more of a jazz focus here than on some of Fred's other work – as his lines on cello come into play with the bass of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2 great ones from Julie London – back to back on one CD! Calender Girl is one of Julie's wildest albums – and one of her sexiest too! The record has Julie running through the calender – singing a song a month, dedicated to January, February, March, and so on. The record's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A really wonderful collection of early work from Jeff Lorber – indie cuts from his years on the Inner City label, brought together here as a single LP! The material is really classic material from the Jeff Lorber group of the late 70s – a sweet fusion set with lots of soulful edges, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet keyboards, R&B grooves, and a great blend of jazz and soul modes – all fused together to make the album one of Jeff Lorber's true classics from the 80s! Lorber's keyboards and programming provide the fusiony foil for the soulful vocals of Karyn White and Michael Jefferies on a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Los Folkloristas —
35 Anos ... CD Discos Pueblo (Mexico), 2002. Used ...
Love Unlimited —
In Heat ... CD 20th Century/Universal (UK), 1974. Used ...
Classic 70s female soul – and one of the best albums ever recorded by Love Unlimited – a trio of ladies recording with Barry White during his glory years! The album's got a really incredible approach – partly in the mode of older female group soul, but also done with a hipper, ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite records ever from ESP – a set that's got even more soul and spirit than we usually hear from the label! The album's one of the first (and few) from saxophonist Frank Lowe as a leader – and it's a unique date that also features alto and soprano sax from Joseph Jarman ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful compilation of some of Virgin Islands-raised soul jazz great John Lucien's better material – culled from his ever-fresh records for RCA and Columbia throughout the 70s – really incredible stuff that works it's magic every time we hear it, yet has never been particularly easy ... (Soul) read moreCD
The '06 LP from a freshly shorn Ludacris – one that tackles some more serious themes on its second half than Luda's earlier Dirty South definitive efforts – but still with still with enough big, bouncing, filthy mouthed party rap to scare Bill O'Reilly. Tracks include "Grew Up A ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Lage Lund —
Idlewild ... CD Criss Cross (Denmark), 2015. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful showcase for the warm, ringing tones of guitarist Lage Lund – a wonderful player who's only gotten better and better over the years! Lage has this richly chromatic style that's always a treat with a larger group, but it gets an especially strong focus here in an intimate trio ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Booklet has a small sticker & a slight cut corner.)
The official full length debut from Lupe Fiasco – another wholly unique Chicago MC who's gotten the runaround from seemingly every major label in the biz – and a record that lives up to the long-building hype! Frankly, we were scared almost immediately when we heard the description ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Lupe Fiasco takes his style a kick & a push deeper than the perceived sunny positivity of his debut on second album The Cool – flashing some biting social criticism – and a sharp brilliance that shows he's too restless to simply coast! The clean, buzzing synth funk orchestra vibe ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A double CD with a straight-shooting title – one set featuring the great jazz pianist/keyboard player Bobby Lyle in a straight setting – and one CD in which he lays it with slinky smoothness! The Straight set has Bobby's acoustic piano out front of a tight trio with Mark Simmons on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
While working in Cecil Taylor's group, Cyrille and Lyons developed a wonderful interplay and dynamic, which can be felt in full effect on this wonderful duo recording, where they approach mostly original material, but also take on Strayhorn's "Take The A train". Also includes the title ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Carlos Lyra —
Millenium ... CD Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ...
Carlos Lyra was one of Brazil's richest talents during the 60s, but most of his work has been sadly neglected by the reissue market in his own country (although a few CDs have thankfully come out of Japan in the past few years.) This 20-track set marks one of the first collections of his work that ... (Brazil) read moreCD