Soulful beats from the Dilla archives! This batch of untitled, numbered tracks from the Ma Dukes vaults feels a little more along the lines of his more soul steeped efforts – persistent beats and a tight core, but with bits of keyboards, piano or jazzy organ or strings – some spacier ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
J Dilla (Jay Dee) —
Donuts ... LP Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
The classic batch of instrumentals from J Dilla – one that strongly transcends the hip hop genre – and perhaps his rawest, and most adventurous listening experience ever! The loopy soul samples, rich synth/electro shine, and thumping bass and soul beats that Dilla largely made his name ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible collaboration from John Coltrane and Milt Jackson – and one that gives Milt one of his sharpest records ever! The setting is relatively straight – tenor from Coltrane, vibes from Jackson – plus rhythm from Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ahmad Jamal —
Awakening ... LP Impulse/Be With (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A mindblowing album from Ahmad Jamal – a fantastic start to the 70s, and a set of music that shows just how far the pianist had come in just a few short years! The album's all acoustic, but has some of that spacious flow that Jamal would bring to his work on Fender Rhodes – with an ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unique album from the great Etta Jones – a session recorded down in Muscle Shoals, and not in Chicago – a setting that gives James an extra sort of deep soul power! The backing is nicely different than some of the other Chess material – killer work from the legendary ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jose James has a very different look on the cover this time around – and he's got a very different sound, as well – something that might be underscored by the parental advisory logo in the bottom corner of the image! The music is far from the straight jazz or rootsy soul of previous ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Exactly the kind of a record to show why Skip James was really a cut above most of his contemporaries – a bluesman who works here with a sense of darkness and foreboding that really sets a chill to most of his tunes! There's less of the usual short-term sadness and smaller complaints of ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed addition to the too-small catalog of work by this groundbreaking group from the European scene of the 60s – a quintet of Danish modernists who have a sound that's still wonderfully bright and brilliant after all these years! The album comes from tapes that were recorded in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of funk from the Italian scene of the 90s – and a record that first gave the world a taste of all the great sounds to come! At the time of this release, Italy was mostly known for its club and house tracks – yet some of the hipper musicians on the scene had also been ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Organ funk from the midwest scene – raw, tightly grooving instrumentals and the first full length release from Ohio's Jive Turkeys – numbers that sounds right in step with the 70s instro funk of The Meters and the best of the contemporary indie funk scenes! The group is a four piece ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Too young to have caught a 70s funk band in the clubs? Here's the solution – a rare performance by a cool combo from Tulsa – captured live in a very hip club setting! The mode here is different than sounds experienced on a funky 45 – as the tracks are open, long, and have a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool take on the older style of German lieder – but one that's taken up here by free jazz giants Sven Ake Johansson and Alexander Von Schlippenbach! You'll normally know Sven for his work on the drum kit – but here, he acts as a singer – but with a very freewheeling, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Luther Johnson with Muddy Waters Blues Band —
Come On Home ... LP Douglas, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
Wild guitar from Luther Johnson – an obscure earlier session recorded with a nicely gritty feel, and a fair bit of funk in the rhythms too! The group's billed as the Muddy Waters Blues Band – and Muddy appears to be on the record, although the notes are a bit lean – and the album ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)
A vintage cover for some vintage grooves – the kind of funky soul tracks that made Syl Johnson one of the hardest-hitting talents on the Chicago soul scene at the end of the 70s – one with enough raw soul power to be a sort of James Brown for the Windy City! The work here represents ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally wonderful work from this obscure Detroit group – a quintet of very young gospel singers, and one that gets some wicked work on electric guitar as well! The music has a vibe that's every bit what you'd expect from the cover – very raw, and at-home – with that guy on his ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 450 copies.)
Boogaloo Joe Jones —
What It Is ... LP Prestige, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Killer funkiness from Boogaloo Joe Jones! Grover Washington Jr makes an incredible appearance here – sounding much harder and heavier than on some of his Kudu recordings – more of a gritty soul jazz player, working beautifully alongside the sharp guitar of Boogaloo Joe Jones, and the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years – new work by a singer who hails from Indiana, but who's able to give the best from Memphis and Muscle Shoals a real run for their money! Durand Jones isn't one of these cats who's trying to fake it with a few retro touches – ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tasty batch of funky jazz cuts from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – working here in a tight guitar groove that's actually better than that heard on his early albums for Prestige! The group's a good one – with Rusty Bryant on tenor, Butch Cornell on organ, and Grady Tate on drums – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever full length collection of work from Jeanette Jones – a San Francisco singer who's only been slowly discovered over the years, thanks to the efforts of the folks at Kent Records! Back in the day, Jones got one single on the market – the excellent "Darling I'm ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited mono version – exlusive to indie retail.)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings —
Soul Time ... LP Daptone, 2011. New Copy ...
Damn damn damn – maybe the funkiest album ever from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings! The group have always been great, but there's something here that goes even farther than usual – an especially funky snap on the drums at the bottom, even on more laidback tunes – and a stone ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Highly talented independent hip hop producer and dexterous rhymer Jonwayne puts down the mic for a sharp instrumentals set! Anchored in hypnotic beats and crafty, soul-steeped samples and atmosphere. Impressive stuff – and the 2LP vinyl pressing has 10 bonus tracks! Includes "Drive ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Always a fresh producer and smart, personal storyteller, Jonwayne steps to the plate and knocks it out once again on Rap Album Two – rooted equally strongly in timeless production and focused rhyme spitting! Jonwayne handles the majority of production himself, but as always he's a gracious ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great 80s grooves from this cool Brazilian duo – the guitar and vocals of Robson Jorge and a sweet range of keyboards from Lincoln Olivetti – tied together in a style that's got plenty of great electro soul touches! At some level, the album recalls some of the 80s grooves coming from ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great compilation of Peruvian Chicha combo Juaneco Y Su Combo from Barbes Records – and a great look at a really under-discovered scene! The grooves here have a skittishly romping feel in the rhythms, but also feature some great guitar and organ parts too – a great mix of electric ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky blast from a bygone era of discount retail store background music – as chopped, looped, augmented and funked up Juicy The Emissary – chopping up old K-Mart background music and in-store announcement tapes into surprisingly timeless work of his own ingenious imagination! This is ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual album from Afro Funk legend Orlando Julius – in that it was recorded in the US, and definitely has the groove to match! The style here is right up there with the best American underground funk of the time – and the record has a groove that really mixes up African roots and ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Valerie June's been bubbling under for almost a decade – recording work with other artists, doing a variety of projects, and finally getting her chance to shine in the spotlight with her previous debut – yet it may well be this well-crafted second album that finally puts the singer over ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ahh, the glory days of the Native Tongues. Remember a time when dropping knowledge and keeping rumps bumpin' weren't mutually exclusive? This sophomore LP from the Jay Beez is a smorgasbord of funky breaks, jazzy samples and lyrical niceness from the golden era of hip hop. 16 tracks, including ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The legendary album by the third star in the original Native Tongues trinity! Before the first De La and Tribe LPs, and with hint of all the great stuff that was to come – jazzy beats, nice rhymes,and straight butter all the way through. This double vinyl version includes a bonus track ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jungle Fire —
Jambu ... LP Nacional, 2017. New Copy ...
Fantastic funky work from Jungle Fire – a group we've heard before, but who never seemed to blow us away this much! In a moment when so many other groups are grabbing an Afro Funk sort of vibe, these guys hit a space that's almost completely their own – more Latin America, taken across ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
All praise to the mighty J5 – reminding us in the early 00s that hip hop could still be about funky, party rockin' beats and flowing on beat, with witty, intelligent rhymes – and sound as fresh as ever! This album's mostly produced by Cut Chemist, though Nu Mark has a hand in a number ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A naked guy, holding a Commodore computer – a image that gives you a very good idea of what to expect here! The songs are all instrumentals, made on the Commdore at a time when that computer was one of the hottest things going – and they're all sexy, slinky numbers that move between ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sharp hip hop from Chicago's K'Valentine – strongly rooted in rhymes and lyricism, as you might expect from Talib Kweli's Javotti label – and really a distinctive voice in the Chi scene. There really isn't a play for a timely trends here, which is great – it's all about pair beats ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rawest, hardest-hitting albums of soul poetry of the 70s! Kain – aka Gylan Kain – was a member of the original Last Poets, a group who emerged in New York during the late 60s, but were eclipsed by the second (more famous) ensemble sharing the name who recorded for Douglas ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever album from Ariel Kalma – recorded after a long journey to India, where he learned the basics of modal music – which definitely shows up in the course of the album! The tracks are long, spare, and very minimal – almost in Terry Riley territory, but maybe a bit more ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the Kasai All-Stars – a group we first discovered in the Congotronics series with Konono No 1 – and who still have the same wonderful blend of raw rhythms, fuzzy distortion, and very powerful vocals! Their music has this powerfully organic vibe – with acoustic ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly beautiful sounds from the original Ghost In The Shell feature film – music that's far more organic and acoustic than you might expect, and much more subtle than the usual anime soundtrack! Many moments here almost feel like outtakes from some 80s session for 4AD – maybe ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly beautiful sounds from the original Ghost In The Shell feature film – music that's far more organic and acoustic than you might expect, and much more subtle than the usual anime soundtrack! Many moments here almost feel like outtakes from some 80s session for 4AD – maybe ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stunning debut of Kelela – a singer who's been bubbling under for so long, she bursts out strongly right from the very first note! Kelela's ready to take on both the indie underground and the mainstream with this set – as the album's got a depth to rival some of the most compelling ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mad mad sound library work from Giulia De Muittis – best known as the female voice on the big Italian soundtrack hit "Mah-Na Mah-Nah", and also the wife of famous film score talent Alessandro Alessandroni – although an artist here with a sound that's definitely all her own! ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The much-hailed major league debut of Kendrick Lamar! Includes "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", "The Art Of Peer Pressure", "Money Trees" with Jay Rock, "Poetic Justice" with Drake, "m.A.A.d City" with MC Eiht, "Singing About Me, I'm Dying Of ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alicia Keys —
Here ... LP Sony, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ...
Some of the most hard-edged work we've ever heard from Alicia Keys – a great record to follow her new stripped-down, no-nonsense attitude – and maybe one that we could include with a bold wave of energy from the mainstream, in a new wave of pride and politics – which would include ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic debut from Khalid – a singer we're expecting will shape the sound of American soul in years to come – thanks to the strength of the work on this album! Khalid's got a voice that's totally unique – upfront about his weaknesses and youth, which he never tries to hide ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An awesome tape from Africa, but a set that also shares lots with the American soul scene of the 80s too – as Om Alec Khaoli draws heavily on the bass and beat-heavy club sounds the time! The tracks were recorded in Soweto and Johannesburg, but have a groove that's strongly electric soul ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wicked blend of sharp rhythms and soulful tenor sax – pulled together here from recordings that were originally done for Dutch radio in the 50s, and feature a very cool group! Kid Dynamite's got a snakey sound on his saxophone that's very different than both players in a more familiar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 35! Music on one side, and the featured image on the other!)
Weird electronics, spacey trumpet, and lots more going on too – all in a set that seems to bridge the gap between early analogue electronic experiments of the postwar years, and some of the ambient sounds to come at the end of the 70s! The music here is never too obtuse, but often does move ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)
Raw, intimate Junior Kimbrough recordings, mostly from the early 90s, a number of which were recorded at home – and for the all hiss and murk of the recording quality, the intimacy and realness of the voice, guitar and the man's presence alone make up for it! Spare, lonely blues from Junior ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
( Limited edition Fat Possum Records 25th Anniversary pressing. Includes download)
A strong collection of (mostly) early-to-mid 90s recordings by Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough – compiling his Fat Possum recordings and as a set that really is essential! It includes recordings captured Junior's Juke Joint in Chulahoma, MS, home recordings and more – raw and ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of THE electric blues records of the 60s – a seminal set by Albert King that was probably blasted out of more college dorm rooms than southside juke joints, but which still more than deserves its due! The set was recorded by Stax with a nice raw sound – guitar very much upfront, ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Albert King —
Lovejoy ... LP Stax, 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
A funky classic from Albert King's great years on Stax – a time when he was forging his bluesy roots with all the sharp sounds the Memphis label had to provide! The album's got production and some great songs from Don Nix – who certainly makes his presence known here, by slanting the ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They got the title right on this one – and the album's a smoking batch of tunes that captures Freddie in all his guitar-driven glory! The set features Freddie working with a tight Atlantic studio group that includes King Curtis, David Newman, James Booker, and Billy Butler – but the ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddy King/Lula Reed/Sonny Thompson —
Boy Girl Boy ... LP King, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)...
Two guys, one gal, and a heck of a lot of great R&B material from the King Records catalog! The set features Lula Reed on vocals on all tracks – belting things out in that massively soulful style that makes her own work so wonderful – accompanied by mighty guitar from Freddy King, ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best female soul groups we've heard in years – and one of the few who've really found a way to come up with a fresh new sound of their own! King blend together three singers with this style that's really spacious, and almost cosmic – not too far-out to ever lose the groove, ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
New work from this legendary Ghanian singer – an artist who also plays the guitar-like kologo, but in the company of a fierce amount of percussion! The album's got an approach that really comes on strong – mixing older modes with a slightly contemporary crackle – a bit like the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic album of dubplate "specials" – all put together by King Tubby, the man who claims to have invented the style at the start of the 70s! As you might know, dubplates were special acetate versions of tunes that were coveted by DJs in Kingston – tracks that were pressed ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums from The Kinks – the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Roland Kirk's moodiest albums – and a record that really helped him find a big new audience in the 60s! The approach here is a bit different than some of Kirk's more bombastic jazz albums from previous years – gentle, and almost spiritual at times – thanks to heavy use of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Kiwanuka —
Love & Hate ... LP Interscope, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A set that arguably has even more majesty than the debut album from Michael Kiwanuka – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of that now-classic record! Production here is by Dangermouse, Inflo, and Paul Butler – and there's an airiness to some songs that really has Kiwanuka's ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First Songs ... LP Kill Rock Stars, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Fantastic sounds from Kleenex/Liliput – one of the few early punk groups to come from Switzerland, and a female combo with energy to rival The Slits or Poison Girls at their best! The tunes here are short and sharp, and often have a biting quality in the lyrics – which are often in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Reissue of an amazingly hard to find funk album on RCA! The Soulciety group was the brainchild of Boobie Knight, and they were one of the many funky groups that fell under the supervision of Harvey Fuqua while he was working for RCA. Boobie's group has a totally different sound than the others on ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No sonic labyrinth here – just a great set of hard-blown grooves from saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen! The session's a well-focused effort that has Eero working in quartet formation with acoustic piano, bass, and drums – blowing beautiful tones and colors with a slightly angular approach ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from Finnish reed legend Eero Koivistoinen – a set of music composed for children – but with a wild sound that must have sent more than a few kids running from the room back in the 70s! Koivistoisen's reeds are only part of the sound here ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eero Koivistoinen —
Valtakunta ... LP Otava/Svart (Finland), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
The first-ever jazz album from Finnish reedman Eero Koivistoinen – but a set that, like so much of his early work, is way more than jazz overall! The set was done out of inspiration from a variety of contemporary poets – and some of the songs feature spoken or sung passages, mixed with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Finnish saxophone genius Eero Koivistoinen – a player who blew our minds with his experimental records at the start of the 70s, and continued to amaze us as the years go on! This set has Eero at the head of the larger UMO jazz orchestra – directing the group, but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They're not kidding about the big sound here – as tenorist Hans Koller was easily one of the deepest, most soulful talents on his instrument in the European scene of the start of the 60s – as you'll instantly hear on this fantastic live performance! In later years, Koller got a bit ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe King Kologbo looks like quite a sugar daddy on the cover here – and he definitely delivers the goods with this classic set from the start of the 80s! Side one features the extended title track – a groove that's got some currents of more global club in the mix, but which also has ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady set of grooves from Kon – part of the Kon & Amir team you'll know from the famous series of compilations and mix tapes (both On and Off Track!) – stepping out here as a fantastically strong lead artist of his own, with help from a few key guests as well! The set's both a ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kondi Band —
Salone ... LP Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kool G Rap as gritty and on point as ever on Return Of The Don – produced in full by MoSS for a tight feel throughout – with a who's who of fellow living mic legends and younger guns alike! Includes appearances by Raekwon, NORE, the late great Sean Price, Fame, Freeway, Sheek Louch, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the stickiest, nastiest, most profane lyricism in Kool Keith's career – also some of the greatest, most time honored production he's ever rhymed over – both of which is saying a hell of a lot! Sex Style is unquestionably over the top in the porn-y wordplay, but it goes so far ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary picture disc – limited edition of of just 500 copies!)
Emcee Koreatown Oddity's debut for Stones Throw – produced by Vex Ruffin! KO is a bonafide underground eccentric, rocking a wolf mask at shows and in photos, but he's no novelty rapper – he's sharp and focused on the rhymes, and Vex pairs the vocals with appropriately gritty beats that ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird and wonderful lost soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – done for a movie that was essentially a children's story, but with a great array of unusual sounds and very cool 80s keyboards! The music is very much in par with some of Korzynski's other classics – and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty amazing set – recorded live for Finnish radio in the early 70s, and featuring a group that really shows the power of that scene at the time! The lineup features trumpeter Mike Koskinen at the helm – blowing in a much more outside way than some of his later studio albums, with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card and notes insert!)
Mike Koskinen —
Sunwebs ... LP Love/Svart (Finland), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Bold and brilliant work from Finnish trumpeter Mike Koskinen – a record that bristles with new ideas in 70s jazz, but always keeps things inside and focused on Koskinen's clear-headed vision! There's a sound here that clearly echoes Woody Shaw, Don Ellis, and some of the hipper American ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic music of Kraftwerk – re-presented beautifully in this excellent box set! The package features material from famous recent live performances by the quartet – as they go back and present new takes on classic albums – from Autobahn through Radioactivity, Trans Europe ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite singers and one of our favorite composers – brought together in a dream of a vocal jazz album! We've always loved the tunes that Michel Legrand penned for films of the 60s and 70s – as they've got a depth, sincerity, and jazziness that goes beyond most of his ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure we hear any failings at all here – as the music is completely compelling, right from the start – and one of the most sonically-intense records we've heard from reedman Mats Gustafsson in years! The album's a bit of an electro-acoustic outing – in that Mats plays ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot All Stars —
Love In Africa ... LP Chop Time (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ...
A contemporary Afro Funk record, but one with a vibe that makes us feel like we've discovered some lost strand of sound from the 70s! The Afrospot All Stars are wonderfully jazzy – a group who swing their horns more than blast them at times, warmed up by some great Fender Rhodes and very ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The rarest of all Charles Kynard albums – and a real standout groover from the classic funk days of Prestige! The album's a really creative outing – with arrangements by Richard Fritz that take the usual small combo Prestige sound to new heights – twisting and turning the rhythms ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and a tip-on cover!)
La Dame Blanche —
2 ... LP Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
A strong album from Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche – a Cuban-born, Paris-based singer, MC, flautist and percussionist – in set that mixes modern hip hop, cumbia, and dancehall-inspired urban production! The modern sound is pretty great, and her voice is really wonderful ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
La Fanfarria Del Capitan —
La Giravada ... LP Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ...
An Argentine group, but one who work here in a whole flurry of global styles – an inventive mish-mash of elements that even seems to have a slight Balkan flavor at times too! The core sound is a blend of romping rhythms and very right horns – held together by melodic currents on guitar ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Despite the stupid name (or perhaps because of it), this is one of the great lost sessions of the 60s! Drummer Pete LaRoca originally cut this set for the tiny Douglas label, and the session's an amazing bit of modernist jazz that features a rare non-Sun Ra appearance by tenorist John Gilmore. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An all-instrumental version of Lady Wray's Queen Alone record – one that features no vocals at all from the woman herself, and which instead works perfectly as a great illustration of the instrumental talents of Leon Michels and crew! Michels produced and directed the whole album – and ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Bollywood soundtrack from the 80s generation – one that's got a style that definitely matches its decade! Tracks are long, upbeat, and joyous – in the best 70s Bollywood mode – but also feature more keyboards and drum machine rhythms, which creates this moodier quality in the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pentti Lahti/Olli Ahvenlahti & Eero Ojanen —
Jazz Liisa 11 ... LP Svart (Finland), 1974. New Copy ...
Some of the deepest work so far on this excellent series of Finnish jazz from the 70s – a set that begins with some strong work from saxophonist Pentti Lahti – who works here with a cool combo that's heavy on Fender Rhodes and piano from Olli Ahvenlahti, whose way of shaping the tunes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked chapter in the Harold Land/Bobby Hutcherson partnership that recorded more famously for Blue Note – a date that's issued here under the tenorist's own name, but which also features equal contributions from Hutcherson on vibes! Tracks have that long, modal quality that has the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album