A very unusual session for pianist Earth Fatha Hines – one recorded for the short-lived Nocturne label in LA, and done with a style that mixes Hines older swing with some 50s California touches! Players here include Jerome Richardson and Leroy Harris on saxes, Gene Redd on trumpet, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a small address stamp, but is nice overall. Vinyl is clean, with light marks.)
One of the first great non-Japanese recordings by trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a smoking little live set from Germany, done at a time when Hino was working at the height of his youthful powers! The mode here is stretched out and open – never too outside, but very exploratory – in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great set of later southern soul from Eddie Hinton – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a nice 70s take on the classic 60s style of the genre – with powerful vocals from Hinton! The record's surprisingly rootsy for the time – and Eddie sings in a wonderful mode that has ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a few albums cut in America by French 50s modernist Andre Hodeir – a set of compositions arranged and conducted by Hodeir himself, featuring American players that include Idrees Sulieman and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Hal McKusick on alto and bass clarinet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Sample Copy pressing. Cover has Sample Copy ink stamps on back.)
Johnny Hodges —
Creamy ... LP Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
Swing session with small group backing by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, Sonny Greer, and Clark Terry – and which features Johnny's warm tones soloing nicely on comfortable standards. All of side one is a "ballad medley", with a very Creamy sound, and titles that include "But ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wide strips of duct tape on the seams, discoloration due to age, some wear, and pen on the back.)
4 long solo vibes pieces, from the India Navigation heyday. Recorded live in the late 70s, the set features Hoggard exploring a variety of themes, alternating between quieter passages with heavier segments. Includes "Samba Pa Negra", "Comfort In The Storm", "May Those Who ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No hoke here – just a host of rare 78rpm recordings from The Hokum Boys – a wonderfully tight combo with a nice degree of jazz in their music, too! In a way, the tunes here represent a great bridge between blues and early jazz – and point the way towards the rise of acoustic ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bus Stop from 1966 finds the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. A more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)
Red Holloway —
Burner ... LP Prestige, 1963. Very Good+ ...
One of the first in a run of excellent mid 60s sides from tenor saxophonist Red Holloway – a very cooking player who's at the height of his powers on this hard-edged set! The date has Red in territory that's slightly more expanded than his dates with Jack McDuff – a quartet mode with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has some corner wear and a bit of pen on back.)
Groove Holmes is definitely dancing in the sun here – working with full arrangements from Mario Sprouse, in a sweetly soulful style that's not unlike Johnny Hammond at the time! Groove still plays Hammond on most numbers – but also a bit of mini Korg too – and although the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet 70s funk from the legendary Groove Holmes – an album that has his funky organ riffing nicely over some tight larger arrangements! The style is really great, and a nice departure from the smaller combo Groove Holmes sound of the 60s – more in keeping with his later Blue Note work, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, sealed. Cover has some moisture stains along the top seam under the shrink.)
Richard Groove Holmes —
Welcome Home ... LP World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Groovy set of soul jazz organ tracks that has Groove playing with a large-ish group that includes George Freeman, Tom Scott, Anthony Ortega, Wilton Felder, and Paul Humphrey. The set's not totally hard and funky, but it's got a nice soulful swinging groove, with a tight LA 60s sound to it. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frank Hooker and his Positive People get some great arrangements here from Norman Harris – who really helps the group find their groove, and give them a lot more polish than you might expect! Frank's vocals are a bit everyday at points – but that's also part of the charm of the record, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
Fantastic stuff from John Lee Hooker, and a record that's unlike any other he's ever done! The groove is very hard and funky, with tight drumbreaks and excellent basslines that you'd hardly expect to find on an album by a blues artist – jamming around with a tight groove that really makes us ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean. Cover has a small cutout hole, some light wrinkling, and some clear tape on two seams.)
One of the most hard-edged albums ever cut by pianist Elmo Hope – and a smoking date that features lots of great tenor from Frank Foster – who'd recorded previously with Hope on Blue Note! Foster's at his deep, soulful early best here – not as much of the familiar Basie-driven ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A full LP that appears to collect earlier sides recorded by Hope – presumably for the Aladdin label, and all featuring that lusty tenor sound that was his trademark during the 50s. Hope's tone alone is reason enough to purchase the record – as the album's 12 late nite dreamers are all ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and mostly split top seam.)
Lost jazzy score to this obscure 60s film – featuring nice nice work by Kenyon Hopkins, very much in the style of his other famous work from the time. Some tracks ahve a nice organy groove, others have nice spare jazz elements – and although the players aren't credited, we're sure the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light stains on back.)
One of our favorite Paul Horn albums, and a beautiful set of modal grooves that is far superior to most of the other stuff he's done over the years. Paul's playing here with his groovy little group that features a vibes/piano/bass/drum lineup, in addition to Paul's beautiful reed playing. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
A wicked set of groovers from Jimmy Bo Horne – produced with a snapping KC & The Sunshine Band groove, and proof that the Miami sound could still burn strong at the end of the 70s! The tunes are a mix of mellow numbers and funkier tracks that have a snapping "spank" sort of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "One Day At A Time", "If I've Ever Needed You", "I'm A Lover", "You're A Star Too Far Away", "I Don't Wanna Be The Reason You Leave Her", and "The Number Man's Game". Production by Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Joe Houston —
Limbo ... LP Crown, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
Way more than the cheapo fad record you might guess from the title – thanks to some wonderfully soulful tenor from Joe Houston! The setting's almost more Latin than limbo – a mode that really works perfectly with Houston's horn – driving the big-toned sound strongly right up from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic 50s tenor work from the mighty Joe Houston – west coast tenor star galore, and one of the strongest players to cross the line between jazz and R&B! The album features Joe blowing in a relatively uncomplicated mode overall – hitting some nice upbeat groovers, but also ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet early CTI work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – the kind of groundbreaking electric jazz that really helped him find a new space in the 70s! The album follows strongly from Freddie's classic Red Clay set for CTI – and like that one, it features extended tracks that build ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Glossy finish has some peeling and remnants of a small sticker and light creasing on the cover.)
A great session that was recorded by Freddie Hubbard in the 60s, but not issued by Blue Note until the mid 70s – and only then as part of a short-lived double length set! This version is the first real issue of the material – with the original cover art intended for the session in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great Blue Note 2-fer from the 70s – one that features the first issue of the album Here To Stay, plus the classic Hub Cap! On the first session on the set, the sound is sharp-edged and soulful – a reflection of the groove that Freddie was hitting in the Jazz Messengers of the early ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic European date from Freddie Hubbard – recorded right around the vintage of his Red Clay years, but with a sound that hearkens back more towards his Blue Note sessions of the mid 60s! There's a nicely angular feel to this set – that bold, modern quality that really set Hubbard ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark set for Blue Note – one that features Freddie Hubbard working in raw, firey, freewheeling territory – given space that few other players at the label were getting at the time! The two volume set features tracks recorded live at Club La Marchal in Brooklyn – and have ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of a record recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture staining inside the gatefold and some waviness along the bottom few inches.)
One of Freddie Hubbard's wildest records ever – a really unique experiment with electronics, and a set that sounds way different than his other albums for Atlantic, Blue Note, or CTI! The key factor here is experimentalist Ilhan Mimaroglu – who adds lots of electronics and processed ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 70s issue of material that was originally recorded by Shaw and the group in their hometown of St Louis – where they held center stage in the city's small but committed avant garde scene, working as St Louis' answer to Chicago's AACM. Players include JD Paran on reeds, Joseph Bowie on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, and light wear on one edge.)
Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some great early 80s pop groove material from Human League – less of the colder synth of before, and more of the warmer soul-based sound that worked surprisingly well for the group! The EP features a number of tracks that fell between the LPs – including the extended version of their ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An under-discovered batch of jazzy soul from Bobbi Humphrey – an artist we love for her 70s work on Blue Note and Epic, still sounding pretty great here in the late 80s! The overall style of the album's a bit different than Bobbi's 70s work – more in a Patrice Rushen blend of 80s ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare gem on 60s Prestige Records – and one of the earliest records to feature the incredible talents of reedman Sonny Fortune! Sonny burst into fame in the 70s as a spiritual player with a really freewheeling groove – but this late 60s date has Fortune in the company of Hammond ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp. Spine has a small spot of tape.)
Titles include "Hang Your Head In Shame", "That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine", "Farther & Farther Apart", "Never Have Never Will", "Rockin Alone In An Old Rockin Chair", and "Honky Tonkin Party Girl". (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Duck-tail quaffed troubadour Ferlin Husky recorded dozens of records in the late 50s and throughout the 60s for Capitol, and never really found the audience on his own that his early hits with the beautiful Jean Shepard enjoyed. Still, a good chunk of those records, including this smooth batch of ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Cirrus ... LP Blue Note, 1974. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Righteous Bobby Hutcherson from the 70s – one of his last albums recorded in the company of reedman Harold Land – and one of his greatest too! There's a wonderful mix of modes going on here – modal jazz meets California sun, blending a sense of spiritualism with some of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius, pure genius! This album's possibly the most perfectly realized set from the team of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Harold Land on reeds – a pair who work here with an electric bass player and a bit of electric piano (the latter from Joe Sample) – hitting territory that's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear and a cut corner.)
Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, & Others —
Morris On ... LP Island (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
An amazing record – quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare – a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is worn, with a name in marker, some staining, a split top seam, and splitting on the other seams. Labels have some marker.)
A real departure in the career of Brian Hyland – and light years away from his earlier fame as a teen pop singer! The Hyland of this record is a brooding one – mature, sometimes slightly folksy – but also able to draw on a wealth of soul, blues, and other musical references that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic 60s LA pop from Brian Hyland! Brian had a hit in younger years with "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Polka Dot Bikini" – but this stuff is way way different, and way hip! The record was produced by Snuff Garrett and arranged by Leon Russell and Al Capps, and it's got a groovy ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
One of the greatest jazz rock albums to come out of the British scene at the end of the 60s – a record that's filled with tight changes, bluesy overtones, and some wonderfully choppy moments – all played by a legendary lineup that includes Terry Smith on guitar, John Healing on organ, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a split spine, and a name in pen.)
If 2 ... LP Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good ...
The sweet second album from If – a Brit jazz-rock combo with a really great sound! The album was produced by Lew Futterman, the talent behind some of Jack McDuff's large-arrangement albums for Blue Note – and Lew seems to bring in a similar ambitious feel to the set that really brings ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green Capitol label. Cover has some edge wear.)
If 3 ... LP Capitol, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ...
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, a partially split top seam, a bit of tape residue at the opening, some seam splitting, and some pen.)