Two fairly extreme pieces by Nono which both mix voices and electronics. "Como Una" features a soprano and piano, and has a fairly heavy clunky sound. We're partial to "Yentonces Comprendio", which mixes multiple sopranos and tape, to create a haunting wispy sound with the ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Damn... one of the early 00's "commercial" LP's that are at least as dope as our underground favorites – real hip hop that still keeps the party people movin', with a number of cuts produced by the Neptunes & Swizz Beats. Tracks include the instant classic "Nothin", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The music and words of Larry Norman – pulled from private tapes and even some spoken bits! Songs include "666", "UOF", "Let The Lions Come", "Jesus & The Movies", and "I Don't Believe In Miracles". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some small seam splits.)
Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble —
Space Train ... LP NIU Jazz Ensemble, 1978. Near Mint- ...
A pretty hip batch of big band tracks – with a sound that's a lot more soulful than you'd expect. The best tracks mix together big band grooving with some slight bits of funk – in a style that's almost a bit like some of the MPS work at the same time. The horns are tight on a lot of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The icy hot classic from Gary Numan – post punk synth rock that sounds as amazing as ever! Replicas is one of those albums that's just about perfectly conceived from beginning to end – with guitars adding some harder edged bite, the Moog and synths adding a melodic soul, and vocals ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Atco, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Add Up ... LP Basement (Canada), 1979. Near Mint- ...
A killer bit of crossover pop from the mid 60s – and the kind of groover that brought the Carolina beach sound to the top 40 charts! Includes the group's classic hit "Girl Watcher", a groover that we always enjoy hearing, plus other nice ones like "The Soul Clap", "Lo ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
2 lengthy Ju Ju numbers from Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and His Inter Reformers Band: "Oba Sijuade" and "Ogunpa Flood Disaster". (Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, moisture stains and pen.)
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey —
Patience ... LP Obey (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good ...
Album features 12 tracks, including "Suru La Fi Nsoko Obinrin", "Madaru Ma Lo", "Eru O Ba Mi", "Iba O Messiah Oba", "Ngo Sun Towotowo Juba Re" and "Ma Ri Temi Gba". (Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
50 Cent raised the bar pretty frickin' high for the rest of the Shady/Interscope roster, as far as sales figures go. We don't envy the task of having to try to live up to the commercial expectations Universal must have for this album. Bottom line aside, Obie's album is rock solid, timeless hip ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Was there a more tragic figure in the 60s scene than Phil Ochs? Perhaps, but this is still a wonderful piece of his odd and sad career, a great portrait with his unrelenting political stance still in place, though not as raw as some of his other LPs. More arranged than any of his other LPs, but ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anita O'Day is fast and free in this live set recorded at Chicago's famous Mister Kelly's nightclub – a venue that gives the recording a nice intimate feel! As with many of her Verve sides, Anita dominates the set with her wit, warmth, and personality – working the crowd as much as an ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve Inc. Pressing, with deep groove.)
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with a trumpeter logo and a deep groove!)
One of Anita's strongest for Verve – featuring backing by a few different groups. One features Ralph Burns on piano and arrangments, leading a septet that includes Bill Harris, Cecil Payne, and Roy Eldridge – on the tracks "Rock N Roll Blues", "Love For Sale", " ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, light surface wear, and a sticker spot on back.)
An overlooked 60s pop gem from Kenny O'Dell – a great mix of twangy vocals and Sunshine Pop production – all served up with a really unique sort of sparkle! In another world, Kenny might have been a country singer – but here, he's working with some cool Cali backings that push O'D ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Hollywood Party, recorded in New Jersey – with a groove that's every bit as tight as any of Odyssey's best records, but with a slightly jazzier vibe as well! The set's a great example of the way the trio pushed the 70s soul game further – taking the early 70s RCA AM radio style, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an ink stamp. Label has some peeling.)
Ohio Players —
Angel ... LP Mercury, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ...
Maybe the last great album in the Ohio Players run for Mercury in the mid 70s – a set that's every bit as smooth, sexy, and funky as their other major label efforts from the time – and one that continued to refine the grittier funk of their roots! While the Players might be remembered ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ohio Players —
Honey ... LP Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ohio Players —
Mr Mean ... LP Mercury, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ...
A lesser-known 70s album by The Ohio Players – tunes recorded for the soundtrack of the late blacksploitation film Mr Mean, but also very much in the tight funk format of the group's Mercury work! Tracks are nice and long overall – almost in a stretched-out take on the soundtrack mode, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The O'Jays keep on going strong – hitting a smooth mellow Philly vibe that takes them away from the style of their mid 70s hits! The sound here is a bit more uptempo than on the previous album So Full Off Love – but the group are still also really using the time to explore their ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some marker.)
One of those records that really took Philly soul to the next level back in the 70s – a set that works amazing magic with the already-great harmonies of the O'Jays – pointing them even more strongly towards groove-heavy territory, while still keeping all the fragile, personal qualities ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is the second version of an album that was first pressed under the title Back On Top – repackaged here with a slicker cover during the early 70s, to cash in on the fame that the O'Jays were having at Phily International. Although the group's Philly recordings are always touted as some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Survival ... LP Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good+ ...
Not one of their most classic Philly LPs, but still a nice batch of soul tracks with the usual perfect Gamble-Huff production, and harmonies that definitely go the distance! Tracks include "What Am I Waiting For", "Give The People What They Want", "Rich Get Richer", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)
It's the mid 80s and Mickey Hart's behind the production on this album, so you know it has a slick, glossy touch all over it, with a very "world music" approach. But the beauty of Olatunji's playing and subtle complexity of the rhythms trump the flashy approach. The lineup is huge, with ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bassist Jay Oliver leads this quartet session that's also one of the lesser-known Steve Lacy recordings from the time. Lacy plays his usual soprano, next to the trombone of Glenn Ferris. Oliver Johnson's on drums, and the set includes "Goodbye Charles", "Dust On The Keys", and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the funkiest grooves recorded in the UK during the early 70s – the wicked first album by the Olympic Runners, a group who almost got their start by accident! The combo was booked to back up bluesman Jimmy Dawkins for a one-off session in London – but worked together so well in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam, split spine, and some marker on back.)
OMD (Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
Junk Culture ... LP Virgin (UK), 1984. Near Mint- ...
Breathy, sexy pop stuff from 101 Strings, featuring a nice remake of "Je T'Aime...Moi, Non Plus", with vocals by Bebe Bardon. Sexy gatefold package, too, and very different than their other records. More of a sexy easy pop sound than usual, with covers of "This Guy's In Love With ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dancefloor soul classic – one of the strongest albums ever by Al Hudson, Alicia Meyers, and the whole One Way crew! The record's got a sweet soulful feel that provides a nice counterpoint to its bass-heavy grooves – popping along at that midtempo pace that was Al's popular remedy for ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album