A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nice little album from Johnny Hartman – recorded back in the mid 50s for Bethlehem, in the years before he recorded his more famous dates for the Impulse label! The set has Johnny singing nice and mellow – with backing by a group led by pianist Ralph Sharon, one of Tony Bennett's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Incredible sounds from trumpeter Jon Hassell – a really genre-defining record, and the start of a great run of music for years to come! The album's part of Brian Eno's "fourth world" series – explorations in mixing his own inventive modes with other global styles – but ... (Rock) read moreCD
A cool collection that brings together the two different halves of Brit maestro Tony Hatch – his own instrumental work of the 60s, and his music with a rang eof different singers too! The back half of the record features very groovy early work from the Tony Hatch Orchestra – material ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Bobby Hatfield is doing way more than messing around – as he cut this killer session down at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, with a heavy soul vibe that really knocks the album out of the park! The set's one of the best in that rare early 70s blend of soul, funk, and rock – ... (Rock) read moreCD
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and ... (Soul) read moreCD
Lalah Hathaway's out to rival the greatness of her father's classic concert album – and works here with a tight small combo, in a mode that's very similar to the classic Donny Hathaway Live record from the 70s! Lalah's got a richness in her voice that we might have missed before – even ... (Soul) read moreCD
Maybe the title's a bit overly-optimistic – but with a record like this, you can certainly imagine a world in which everybody does like Hampton Hawes! The record's the third in a legendary early run for the Contemporary label – trio material that broke Hawes out of the box and firmly ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The darkly brooding image of Hampton Hawes on the front cover of this one is a real standout in the mostly-sweet cover lineup of the Contemporary label – but it's also a great indication of the sound of the record, which is something different than most of its contemporaries! Hawes is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. 80s Japanese pressing.)
Some of the most beautiful work we've heard from Evan Parker in a long time – sublime duets on tenor with pianist Alexander Hawkins – on long, improvised tracks that build up with a really sort of special energy between the players! Parker's got a way of being every bit as sharp and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Stunning sounds from a blues singer that hardly ever got his due – but who we'd rank right up there with the 50s best singers like Pee Wee Crayton or Smokey Hogg! Like both of those singers, Roy Hawkins has a way of blending older roots with postwar touches that include a bit of jazz – ... (Blues) read moreCD
Totally wonderful sounds from UK soundtrack giant John Hawksworth – penned for a film on the heated World Cup of 1966, but served up in John's usual blend of jazzy styles, mod elements, and beautifully tuneful grooves! The CD presents the music with lots of snippets of dialogue from the film ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A rare vocal outing from Goldie Hawn – recorded early in her career, and kind of a seminal shift away from the goofier side of her Laugh-In years! The style is surprisingly heartfelt, and quite intimate – a bit like that of Claudine Longet's later records at times, which is well suited ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Mayer Hawthorne just keeps on rising and rising with each new record – to a level where he's not just sounding like those 70s influences that have always been a force in his music, but actually manages to fit right in alongside them with a seamless sound and completely confident vibe! The ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
The full length debut of Mayer Hawthorne for Stones Throw – with both classic Motown and 60s & 70s Detroit indie soul influences, done the right way, and all of it wonderful and true to his heroes – after some promising early singles, we can now say emphatically that Mayer Hawthorne ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
(Deluxe version is a limited edition of 10,000 copies. Out of print! Comes with a bonus 4-inch vinyl single with the bonus tracks "When I Said Goodbye" (demo version) and "Love Is Alright".)
The sound's a bit different, but the man himself has lost none of his charm – the legendary Isaac Hayes, stepping out here near the end of the 80s, in all of his mature, masculine power! Instrumentation definitely marks the date of recording – Ike's got more synth than piano or ... (Soul) read moreCD
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Don't hold the "disco" in the title against Isaac – because the album's still a really nice one, and by no means a cheap sell-out affair! The set was recorded in Memphis, with backings by the classic Movement combo – and although the tunes do have a "sweetened" ... (Soul) read moreCD
An incredibly soulful album – vastly overlooked, but one of our favorites of the 70s! The set is one of the few ever cut as a leader by drummer Louis Haynes – a wonderful player who's best known for his classic work with Horace silver – but who's working here with a superb group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – heard here in a brace of excellent live recordings from the mid 60s, most with some surprising guests as well! The first half of the set features an unusual meeting – Hayes' tenor with the trumpet of Cat Anderson and flugelhorn of Rolf Ericson, in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not a new groove, but a great one – the sound of Tubby Hayes in the late 50s – a time when his tenor skills were easily at the top of the UK scene – if not the entire global jazz scene as well! The album's a quartet date that really lets Tubby open up – recorded in the same ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Phil Haynes 4 Horns & What? —
4 Horn Lore ... CD Open Minds (Germany), 1992. Used ...
A tremendous album from Roy Haynes – simple, understated, and extremely well done! There's no tribute to Charlie Parker here – just sweetly swinging work by a group that features Kenny Barron, Dave Holland, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, and John Scofield – all of whom come ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Drummer Roy Haynes works here with an ensemble that's definitely as hip as the title promises – a really righteous group that makes the album one of Roy's most spiritual records ever! Haynes was always a drummer who was really a cut above, even back at the start – but here, he really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A strong set from the seemingly ageless jazz drummer Roy Haynes – joined by eventual legend and trumpeter Roy Hargrove on a number of tunes, the legendary Chick Corea on piano for a couple, Haynes' solid Fountain Of Youth group and other guests on another sharp effort for Dreyfus! Here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard- ... (Soul) read moreCD
We love Lee Hazlewood – and this album is one of his best! The record's a stunning batch of Lee's original compositions – all wonderful examples of the way that Lee could take a postwar fascination with Western themes and images, and turn it on itself to reveal the anxieties and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Pure genius from Lee Hazlewood – one of his gems cut for MGM in the 60s, and a session that features some great small combo backings! The feel here is almost a jazz-inflected take on the slight country tinge of Lee's other work – a style that's as sophisticated and unique as Hazlewood's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Genius, pure genius! (Have we said that about Lee too many times before?) The work of Lee Hazlewood is beyond description – a bit of vocals, a bit of country, a bit of lounge, and a bit of rock – all wrapped up with a sinister edge that has you believing that this was the man who used ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Lee Hazlewood's world is always a very special one for us – filled with great songs, amazing production, and those icy vocals that Lee sang unlike anyone else! This album may be one of Hazlewood's greatest from the 60s – at least among his US recordings – and it's a near-perfect ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A real musical discovery for our ears – and way more than just the blues-based set you might guess from the title! True, Willie Headen was a bluesman at heart – but working in the 50s for the LA-based Dooto label, he got plenty of chances to record in different styles – including ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great work from this cool Nigerian funk combo of the 70s – a group who bore strong ties to the equally-great Akwassa, and who work here with an equally righteous groove! Lyrics are mostly in English, and have some political currents that give the music a social sort of edge – but the ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Heads Of State (Bartz/Willis/Williams/Foster) —
Search For Peace ... CD Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ...
The Heads Of State are a very heady quartet – an all-star group that features Gary Bartz on alto, Larry Willis on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Al Foster on drums – about as great of a lineup as we might hope for! The setting is one that seems to have Bartz very strongly out in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A brilliant mid 70s album from Jimmy Heath – recorded at a time when he was making some of his greatest strides on record! The album's got a spare, simple quartet format – but Jimmy's working here in a really expansively soulful sound – one that matches that of Clifford Jordan at ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and the cover of this one is more than enough proof that she was America's greatest answer to Brigitte Bardot! And while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Limited to 5000 copies.)
Roger Heaton & Corrado Canonici —
Cassandra ... CD Capstone, 1998. Used ...
The cooler side of Heatwave – Love Songs & Smooth Grooves from the group's mid-to-late 70s peak and their strong, if comparably obscure early 80s records alike – and a key reminder that the group had an equally deft hand for sublime, mellower soul as they did for more upbeat cookers! ... (Soul) read moreCD
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together ... (Soul) read moreCD
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul ... (Soul) read moreCD
Heavy Weather —
Movin Easy ... CD Society Hill/Essential, 2014. New Copy ...
Killer funk from Heavy Weather – a contemporary combo, but one who groove like it's 1982! The group have a tight ensemble approach that rivals that of The Gap Band, Cameo, or Con Funk Shun at their best – all instrumentation right on the money, with a sharp focus that hardly belies the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid —
Tongues ... CD Domino, 2006. Used ...
Another rewarding collabo between muscular avant jazz drummer Steve Reid and electronics manipulator Kieran "Fourtet" Hebden – a pretty heavily rhythmic and catchy batch of improvisations recorded live over 2 days in early 2006! There's a surprising symmetry between Reid's drums ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Groovy folk rock from early 70s Korea – melodic and lightly psychedelic work by Lee Jang Hee – with a diverse approach to songcraft! The endearing clunkiness of the title put a smile on our faces before we even heard a note, and the music more than lives up! The 9 tracks roll from an ... (Rock) read moreCD
A pair of swinging RCA soundtracks from Neal Hefti – back to back on a single CD! Oh Dad Poor Dad is great grooviness from Neal Hefti – working here at the height of his 60s powers! The film stars Robert Morse, Barbara Harris, and Jonathan Winters – and the score's got a 60s ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Gilad Hekselman —
Homes ... CD Jazz Village (France), 2015. Used ...
Anke Helfrich Trio with Tim Hagans —
Dedication ... CD Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
Anke Helfrich handles a trio of great keyboards here – Fender Rhodes, piano, and harmonium – sometimes strongly tuneful, other times more as engines of sound – which are balanced nicely with the strong work of Tim Hagans on both trumpet and flugelhorn! The record's far more than ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not the original Quatermass EP from The Heliocentrics – but material that takes off in an even fuller, heavier direction – and which may well be the funkiest sounds we've heard from these guys so far! The music is stunning right from the very first heavy bassline and sharp drum crackle ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Massive work from Eddie Henderson – 2 spaced-out jazz classics that put him right up there with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock for pure 70s genius! The set kicks off with the very cosmic Realization – a tripped-out set with Herbie on keyboards, Pat Gleeson on Arp and moog, Bennie ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Eddie Henderson —
Mahal ... CD Capitol (Japan), 1978. New Copy ...
A stone classic from trumpeter Eddie Henderson – and a record that illustrates why he was such a key part of helping the spiritual jazz underground of the 70s find a wider audience at the time! The album's balanced between the freer styles of Eddie's roots and the tighter, soulful modes of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eddie Henderson —
Oasis ... CD Sirocco (UK), 2001. Used ...
Eddie Henderson's one of those players who's only grown better and better over the years – first starting out to great fame as a Miles-esque trumpeter working with electric grooves in the 70s – then moving onto really transform and grow as a musician over decades' worth of lesser-publici ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Really lovely work from trumpeter Eddie Henderson – an excellent album that showcases his more lyrical side on a host of ballads and midtempo numbers! The group features pianist Laurent DeWilde providing nicely sensitive accompaniment – often using just the same sort of space in his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
A fantastic session of 60s "new thing" jazz – and one of our favorite early records by Joe Henderson! The album features some incredibly hard playing from Joe – with a very dark edge to his solos that's nicely offset by McCoy Tyner's lyrical piano, and the supple rhythms of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a promo sticker.)
Ron Henderson & Choice Of Colour —
Gemini Lady ... CD Grapevine/Soul Junction (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ...
A 70s soul genius – even if you've never heard of the guy! Ron Henderson's a real enigma – a totally great soul artist who recorded throughout the 60s and 70s, but never really cracked the big time – thanks to the fact that his work was spread out over a number of different ... (Soul) read moreCD
A rare early session as a solo act by vocalist Jon Hendricks – recorded at the time when he was first making waves with Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – but proof that Jon always sounded a lot hipper on his own! The style here is quite different from the vocalese of LHR, and Hendricks is ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is one mighty hip cat – a player who's got a bold, soulful sound right from the start – working here in a combo that also features drummer Cecil Brooks III, who produced the record with that tight, sharp sound that we love on the records he's handled for labels ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A legendary performance from Jimi Hendrix – recorded at the second Atlanta Pop Festival just ten short weeks before Jimi's death, and a searing set throughout! The concert was the biggest that Hendrix ever played in the US – about 200,000 people in attendance – but the recording ... (Rock) read moreCD
Rob Henke & The Washington Street Players —
Footnotes ... CD Twin Rivers, 2005. Used ...
Amazing music from Pierre Henry – one of the founding fathers of electronic music in the postwar European scene – still sounding incredible after all these years! The album brings together two recent performance/compositions from Henry – one from 2016, one from a few years before ... (Out Sound) read moreCD