A surprisingly great set from The Four Tops – hardly the throwaway effort you might expect from some of the other Casablanca projects of the time – and instead a really solid effort that follows strongly from the sound of the group's best moments during their ABC Records years! The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer album from funky jazz combo The Fourth Way – one of the best groups of the progressive jazz era in America, thanks largely to the work of its excellent members! First to get big credit is Mike Nock – the Aussie pianist who worked with Yusef Lateef in the mid 60s, and really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and sticker remnants.)
Very nice bit of trippy electric jazz cuts by this short-lived group that included Michael White, Mike Nock, and Eddie Marshall. Nock's Fender Rhodes playing is excellent, and he spins out lots of blocky rhythmic chords – especially on the title track, "Sun & Moon Have Come ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a spot of sticker residue.)
A seminal slice of jazz rock – recorded by Fourth Way at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1970! The group's greatest appeal at this point is the keyboard work of the great Mike Nock – playing Fender Rhodes here with a very raw sound, plus an Oberheim Ring Modulator – which sounds ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)
Awesome work from madman Kim Fowley – an album that offers hard rockers, some nice groovers, and even some trippier tracks that feature spoken or performed bits! The record's got a really wonderful approach that's a look at the lost genius of the LA scene of the late 60s – emphasized ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from the great Kim Fowley – one of his weirdest albums of the 60s! Titles include "Flower City", "Flower Drum Drum", "Reincarnation", "Flowers", "War Game", and "Super Flower". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Inez & Charlie Foxx, Tommy Hunt, Toys, Platters —
Quartet Of Soul ... LP Musicor, Mid 60s. Very Good ...
A hip-looking collection of work by 4 of Musicor's best soul acts during the 60s! Tommy Hunt checks in with "The Biggest Man" and "Never Love A Robin", the Platters perform "I Love You 1000 Times", "With This Ring" and "Shing-A-Ling-A-Loo", Inez ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arguably one of the greatest concept albums of the 80s – and the only really strong full length album cut by Frankie Goes To Hollywood! At the time of the set, the group was riding high on the success and controversy of their singles "Relax" and "Two Tribes" – but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover appears to have been signed by Holly Johnson.)
One of a handful of crucial early Aretha Franklin albums for Atlantic – and a key example of her genius pairing with arranger Arif Mardin! Instrumental backing is by a hard burning Memphis/Muscle Shoals lineup that includes Spooner Oldham on electric piano and organ, Tommy Cogbill on guitar, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has some wear & staining.)
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and splitting on the bottom seam.)
Aretha's tour of the south continues – recording here at Atlantic's new home in Miami, with studio work from The Dixie Flyers, Dave Crawford, Roger Hawkins, Duane Allman, and Eddie Hinton – all very much in the tradition of the Muscle Shoals work that supported Aretha on earlier ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn, with small holes and stickers. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Nice album that compiles the best moments from Henry Franklin's earlier albums for the Black Jazz label! The tracks on here have a sweet soulful quality, with lots of deep rich tones from Franklin's bass to give the record a nice bottom – and some of that sly funk that you'll find on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job of mixing them both – showing Rodney's more sensitive side on a few acoustic numbers, but then really taking off in a much more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rodney Franklin's learning to love – and he's learning to groove, too – by adding in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was really one of the leading lights of the Columbia Records jazz scene of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really brilliant little record – one of those gems that you've probably passed by so many times because it's ubiquitous, but which never fails to please over the years! Forget any pre-conceived notions you might have about Michael Franks, because at this early point in his career the man ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Free Story ... LP Island, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A great batch of sunny soul jazz numbers – recorded by Wayne Henderson at a time when he was scoring big with the Jazz Crusaders! This combo's very much in the vein of Wayne's work with that more famous group – but they've got a bit of a tighter approach, playing more in a "soul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chico Freeman plays tenor sax and flute and is joined by Hilton Ruiz on piano, Junieeh Booth on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Jumma Santos doing percussion. The first side features two Muhal Richard Abrams' songs called "Two Over One" and "Excerpts". There are two Freeman ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chico Freeman —
Chico ... LP India Navigation, 1977. Very Good ...
One of our favorite LPs from Chico, son of the great Von Freeman, and carrier of the torch of that great jazz family that included modernist drummer Bruz and leftfield funk jazz guitarist George. The group here includes Cecil McBee on bass, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, Steve McCall on drums and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam.)
Chico Freeman —
Search ... LP India Navigation, 1983. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Chico Freeman's most compelling albums – a session with vibes from Jay Hoggard, berimbau and percussion from Nana Vasconcelos, piano from Kenny barron, and a bit of vocals from Val Eley! Titles include "The Search", "Illas", and "Soweto Suite". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the number of great, post-Coltrane sides Chico would cut for India Navigation, with a searching quality that you might anticipate from the title. The group includes John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart and fellow former AACM member Famoudou Don Moye. Titles include Horace Silver's "Peace ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title certainly gets it right – as the album's one of the funkiest ever from guitarist George Freeman, and one of the few to really hit that messed-up groove he was working in the clubs before his mid 70s retreat to Chicago! The style here is often all over the map – a mix of soul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a paritally split top seam, and a cutout hole.)
A great little set from Friedman – a vastly underrated pianist who's working here as a bright young modernist in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. The tracks have a freedom that reminds us a lot of Bill Evans' early work, with a warm lyricism that never gets too ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's nothing "flashback" about this one – because the record's about as in-the-moment as you could be for jazz piano in the early 60s! Don Friedman's a really tremendous player at this point in his career – a sometimes unsung hero in the space between Bill Evans and Keith ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi, still in the shrink, including the insert.)
Rare album by the Johnny Frigo group, cut as an instructional album for jazz dance technique, and issued on the tiny Orion label. This one was really only sold in small batches to dance classes, but that doesn't stop it from having some very groovy grooves on it – all driven by the heavy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more famous western soundtracks of the late 60s – a set with a great theme that's well known by many – blended here with some other great spaghetti western elements and a bit more Hollywood drama! The "Hang Em High" theme has some nice twangy guitar touches backed ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dominic Frontiere —
Popi ... LP United Artists, 1969. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the grooviest soundtracks ever written by Dominic Frontiere – for this strange little comedy starring Alan Arkin as a father who's trying to give his kids away! The tracks have a sweeping groovy approach – large orchestrations, sunny, bouncy, with some strings mixed in with ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty electric set of late 60s hard rock tracks – nothing fancy, but pretty nice! The group's heavy on the guitars, and sings in a style that's got some slightly soulful touches – but not too much. Titles include "First Day Of May", "Baby Once You Got It", " ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent Japanese-only collection of rare work from Hi Records – featuring obscure cuts by T-99, James Fry, Joe L, Otis Clay, Gene Miller, Ebony Web, and The Masqueraders! (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Their second album featuring tracks that include "Group Grope", "Dirty Old Man", "Coming Down", "Virgin Forest", "Kill For Peace", and "Frenzy". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in black and white cover. Cover has light wear.)
Curtis Fuller —
Crankin' ... LP Mainstream, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the best 70s albums by Curtis Fuller – and one that has him moving way past his hardbop roots into an unexpected 70s soul jazz mode. In a way, the record is less Curtis' than it is the whole group's – as the open-ended structure of the record has the players jamming together in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has remnants from a small sticker.)
The title may be "Curtis Fuller with Red Garland", but the real star here is Sonny Red – who plays some amazing alto throughout the set! Sonny is kind of the secret star of a few of Curtis Fuller's excellent albums from the time – a sharp-edged young player with a freshness ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp, in a cover with Status logo on back, with a split spine.)
One of the rarest albums you'll ever find by Curtis Fuller – a sweetly modern set that's right up there with his Blue Note LPs! Arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce – and the record's got the feel of some of their great work from the same time – soulful, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best non-Blue Note albums from the early years of trombone giant Curtis Fuller – a definite cooker that more than lives up to its title! At his best, Fully often played his instrument with a style that was more like a trumpet than trombone – isolated notes, sharp sense of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, minor splitting and a cutout hole.)
One of the hippest Curtis Fuller albums for Blue Note – and one of the rarest too – a set that was recorded in 1958, but only ever issued on vinyl in this rare Japanese pressing from the 80s! The date's quite unique – as it features "two bones", that is, two trombonists ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)
Gil Fuller with James Moody —
Night Flight ... LP Pacific Jazz, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ...
A newly majestic setting for James Moody in the 60s – thanks to the mighty arranging talents of Gil Fuller! The album's similar to one that Fuller did with Dizzy Gillespie at the same time – a blend of large ensemble backings and soulful work by the solo star – which in this case ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove.)
No hangin out here – because these guys are tighter than ever, and right on the money from the very first note of the set! A snapping drum break opens up the album – followed by a wickedly stepping bassline, a rolling conga part, and a vamping dance between Hammond and tenor sax – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has moderate wear & a cut corner.)
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve, missing the 45.)
This album is a collection of Gaillard's work from the mid-1940s that apparently doesn't turn up in too many other places. Gaillard plays with an all-star bunch of musicians including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bam Brown, Howard McGhee, Zutty Singleton, Lucky Thompson, Jack McVea, Dodo ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massively beautiful soul album – and some of the earliest work ever recorded by Earl Gaines, an oft-overlooked deep soul singer with a great voice! The set was issued on the short-lived Hanna-Barbera label – which was a surprisingly great source for soul music at the time – and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn, with a tear at the bottom.)
LAX ... LP Geffen, 2008. Very Good+ 2LP ...
The third album by The Game – still striving to both modernize and represent the old school of LA gangsta – diversifying the production and the rhymes with a freewheeling selection of guests – including Common, Bilal, Keyshia Cole, Nas, Ice Cube, Lil Wayne and others. Production ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual relic from Gang Of Four's years on Warner in the US – a "special edition 12", designed to re-promote the group's harder sound to an American market! The single features 3 studio classics – "To Hell With Poverty", "Capital (It Fails Us Now)", and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This one's actually the group's sort of second album – at least in the US – with 4 tracks that really follow nicely in the feel of Entertainment! Tracks were recorded between 1978 and 1980 – and all have a nice raw guitar sound. Includes the massive "Armalite Rifle", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gang Of Four —
Hard ... LP Warner, 1983. Near Mint- ...
A bit of an attempt to dive into early 80s mainstream soul – and one that stands the test of time a lot better than we would have expected, despite the super-polished production that all but buries the group's earlier harder-edged style. There's a lot of really nice soulful backing vocals, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)
A great one from the Gap Band – funky gems and sinister groovers – the best of both worlds for the group! Tunes like "Burn Rubber On Me (When You Want To Hurt Me)" and "Humpin" packed 80s dance floors for good reason, and put the band in steady rotation, while ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, Keith Jarrett on piano, Palle Danielsson on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums. Titles include "The Windup", "Belonging", "Solstice", "Spiral Dance", and "Blossom". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Warm and wonderful sounds from saxophonist Jan Garbarek – and a record that brings together so many strands at once! There's of course the obvious atmospherics you might expect from a 70s set on ECM – but there's also some sharply modern moments too – that harder sound that the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Pedro Garcia and his Del Prado Orchestra —
Tropical Cruise ... LP Audio Fidelity, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
Sort of trad Euro easy listening, with a slight Latiny feel to it. The nicest bit's the cover, which has a pompous English-looking chap sitting on a ship's deck, peering over a book on butterflies to stare at a sexy woman in a bikini. (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a streak of marker on back.)
Way more than just a regular trio outing from Red Garland – as the great Leo Wright joins the group on alto for half the tracks – making a rare small group appearance for the time! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the killers from the Muse Records years of Carlos Garnett – very hip spiritually-inflected jazz – easily some of the best work on the label at the time! Garnett plays tenor and soprano sax – and Terumasa Hino's on trumpet, Joe Bonner's on keyboards, and Alphonse Mouson ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great date that also features Woody Shaw on trumpet – Kenny Garrett's first set as a leader on alto, with tight rhythm from Mulgrew Miller on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums! Titles include "Reedus Dance", "Oriental Tow Away Zone", "For ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent funky soundtrack from French maestro Georges Garvarentz – filled with strident grooves that are right up there with some of the best mid 70s cop/thriller soundtracks! We've never seen the film – which starred O.J. Simpson, Peter Fonda, and Telly Savalas – but with a ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy soundtrack for this 60's international intrique film starring a young Horst Bucholz. Georges Garvarentz wrote and directed the music, with the sort of flair that he brings to the best of projects like these. The stuff's not as funky as his 70's stuff, but it's got a lot of nice moments, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marvin Gaye's last album for Motown – and a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of his earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is the second of two live albums that Marvin Gaye cut during the 70s – and in many ways, it's the better one! The record features three sides of work recorded live at the London Palladium – mostly in these swirling medleys that are introduced by Marvin in a very soulful mode, then ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marvin Gaye shows another wonderful side of his talents in the early Motown years – a classy, crooing approach that was perfect for this tribute to Nat King Cole! There's a great mix of jazz and soul going on here that's a bit different than some of Marvin's other Motown work of the 60s ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album