Despite the title of this one – which makes the record sound like a mellow sleepy effort – the style of the record is in that faster disco jazz mode that Groove was using towards the end of his years at Flying Dutchman. The record's got some expansive arrangements that include ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the biggest hits of the 60s for Richard Groove Holmes – and for good reason too, given the title single of the record! After the success of Groove's version of "Misty" – originally issued in long form on the Soul Message album, but presented here as a shorter single ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Most likely a green label pressing. Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)
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. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Richard Groove Holmes —
Onsaya Joy ... LP Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
One of Holmes' all time massive recordings, featuring the great groovy title track – "Onsaya Joy" – a monster jam that goes on for fifteen minutes, and doesn't stop grooving at all! Very tough to find these days, but totally worth the price. A solid jammer, and better than ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is beautiful! Vinyl is super clean, but has a few light marks.)
A key album in the career of Richard Groove Holmes – his first session ever for Prestige Records, and the one that yielded the monster crossover hit version of "Misty"! The sound here is much leaner and cleaner than Groove in his Pacific Jazz years – a tight trio approach ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great lost groover from Groove! The album's a tough one to find – and it features some tight funky jazz arrangements by Dave Blume, who also played congas on the session. There's a twin-guitar component to the group – with Wally Richardson on lead guitar, and Steve Wolfe on rhythm. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – in nice shape! Cover has a cutout hole.)
Groove Holmes and Gerald Wilson – a wonderful combination on this late 60s session – in a style that's everything great about mainstream LA jazz at the time! Wilson really has a way with the charts on the session – and although the group is large, they've got a lean, clean sound ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groove and Jug wail away in this classic set of tenor/organ tracks recorded for Pacific Jazz in the early 60s. The backing is spare, with only Gene Edwards on guitar and Leroy Henderson on drums, and tracks include "Morris The Minor", "Good Vibrations", "Hey You, What's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two different performances – one at the American Embassy in Moscow in 1959, one from the University Of Notre Dame in 1952 – both very open and unbridled – unusual for Hope on record! (Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light pen on back, and a small split on bottom seam.)
A subtle score by Hopkins – not as all-out jazzy as some of his other work from the 60s, but with some nice moments that mix moody orchestrations with straighter jazz-based numbers. The film's a dark little one that starred Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, and Peter Fonda – and Hopkins ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Prime Vee Jay blues from the mighty Lightnin Hopkins – a real back-to-basics session that features more acoustic guitar than electric, in a style that's quite spare and down-home – a real difference from most of the other work of this type on the label! Often, Hopkins is singing along ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Get Back pressing, still in the original plastic sleeve, with some stickers.)
One of the most starkly beautiful recordings in Paul Horn's career – with spiritually resonant, almost spine tingling solo flute and some chants, all recorded in the Taj Majal one day in April of 1968! It's really all about the atmosphere, as it would have to be given the location – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)
Despite the fact that this LP looks like it's some sort of stupid "medieval jazz" concept album, it's actually a nice batch of groovy groovy instrumentals, with Horn's flute in the lead, and a good groove on electric bass and harpsichord. The basslines roll along nicely, and really punch ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a Quadraphonic sticker.)
A 2LP 70s set on Blue Note – one that reissues 2 Paul Horn albums for World Pacific in the 60s! First up is Paul Horn In India – a record in which Horn opens up in a really cool way – definitely moving past his early modern jazz years, to become one of the first American jazzmen ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A silly name and a very silly concept – but not a bad record over all! The set was recorded in Munich during the time of that city's heavy disco wave – and it features some pretty nice keyboard work, set to strings by the Munich Philharmonic. Most of the songs have some sort of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strutting guitars, stomping rhythms, and a great mix of glam and soul – the trademark groove of the UK's classic Hot Chocolate! The album's filled with great tunes that resonate with their trademark compressed sound – vocals wrapped on guitars and set to sweetly stepping rhythms – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a promo sticker, and some light wear.)
Rare late recordings from the great Son House – a key figure in the early blues scene in the Mississippi Delta, but heard here during some at-home sessions recorded during his rediscovery in the 60s! House has lost none of his power over the years – and, if anything, the passage of ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty darn amazing album from Thelma Houston – recorded during the zenith of Jimmy Webb's career, when Jimmy was not only one of the hippest songwriters in pop, but also kind of a mini-Burt Bacharach, writing, arranging, and conducting albums for a variety of stars. This little gem ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and some peeling on the back.)
A nice record pairing the vocal stylings of Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler. Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include the Bee-Gee's "Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very evocative sounds from Peter Howell – a musician with his roots in trippier folk work, recording here in a special sound library set for the BBC! Side one features the extended "Through A Glass Darkly" – billed as "a lyrical adventure", but all instrumental ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dave Hubbard —
Dave Hubbard ... LP Mainstream, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Nice album of mellow funky jazz by this reed player who's best known for his work with Lonnie Liston Smith. Hubbard plays tenor and a bit of flute, and he's backed by Albert Dailey on electric piano, who gives the set a nice moody sound. Tracks include "Booga Bop", "Patience", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stickers in the top left corner, and call letters in marker at the bottom right.)
Quite an unusual session for Freddie Hubbard – one of his most modernist albums for Blue Note, recorded with a larger group that includes James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson (or Hank Mobley) on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and the surprising inclusion of Kiane Zawadi on euphonium! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
A beautiful set from Freddie Hubbard – part of his move back to straighter, more long-form jazz at the start of the 80s! The set's still got some keyboards in the mix, but it's also got a soaring, searching, soulful groove that reminds us a lot of Hubbard's best late 60s moments for Atlantic ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Cover has waviness & some light staining.)
Freddie Hubbard —
Hub Cap ... LP Blue Note, 1961. Very Good+ ...
Classic Freddie Hubbard on Blue Note – from the hip cover to the magical music in the grooves! The session is one of Freddie's all-time best from the early days – and features a very hard wailing lineup that mixes tight hardbop rhythms with some more adventurous soloing that almost has ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing. Cover has staining & waviness along the bottom 3 inches.)
Electric funk from Freddie Hubbard – a great 70s session that has him bringing in a bit more soul to the mix than usual! Things are a bit tighter here than on the CTI sides, but still pretty open and fluid – almost in a Donald Byrd mode with Larry Mizell, given the fuller backings on ... (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
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)
Freddie Hubbard —
Red Clay ... LP CTI, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Amazing work from Freddie Hubbard – one of his best albums ever! The title cut's a classic, but all cuts on the album are great – and really set a whole new standard for soul jazz in the 70s! Unlike the freer runs of Miles Davis, Freddie takes things into territory here that's open, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Cover has light wear and a small peeled spot in one corner.)
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful session of hip soul jazz tracks from Freddie Hubbard – mostly short tight and groovy, but played with a sophisticated style that points the way towards the soul jazz sound of the 70s. Soul Experiment is a fitting title – as Freddie works hard with hip players like Billy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, aging and a promo sticker.)
Rare Memphis soul from David Hudson – work recorded at the Royal Studios with producer Willie Mitchell – issued here for the first time ever! The material is great, and really augments David's too-small catalog of recorded works – with a style that's kind of a modern evolution of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Langston Hughes talks about jazz and reads from his own work – using that magical voice that always makes his writings come alive. The album's almost an essay in sound, and although it's lacking the jazz backing of other Hughes albums of the type, it's still got a tone and sound that evokes ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nobody But Me kicks off with the timeless Isley Bros-penned title track – one of the cachiest radio hits of the time a certainly an important blue print for the power pop of later decades! The rest of the album is a diverse mix of covers and slightly more psychedelia influenced numbers. (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Human League —
Crash ... LP A&M, 1986. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Very Good Gatefold ...
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
The second album by Human League – and one that has them really honing their craft a bit, sliding from a world of messed-up broken-down synthesizers into more song-based forms that hint at the genius pop of later years. Things are still pretty darn dark – with vocals that would scare a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch. Label has a peeled spot.)
A monster – and one of our jazz funk favorites of all-time! This is the best record ever cut by the great flute player Bobbi Humphrey – and the record features some stellar production work by the great Larry Mizell, very much in the same vein as that which he used on classic sessions ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a bit of discloration along the spine & opening.)
Bobbi Humphrey —
Dig This! ... LP Blue Note, 1972. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has tape or peeling from tape removal along all seams, a sticker on the spine and notations on the back.)
Early Blue Note work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey – a session cut before she hooked up with producer Larry Mizell, but one that's still got a righteously soulful vibe! The arrangements here are by Wade Marcus, but he still has the great idea of giving Bobbi a bit more expanded sound in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear with some splitting and a cut corner.)
Mindblowing music from Bobbi Humprhey – a set cut during her legendary early 70s run for Blue Note – but a live session with a very different vibe than her studio work! The tracks are all long and very spontaneous – not nearly as tied to larger arrangements as some of Bobbi's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cut corner and minor splitting.)
Fabulous stuff – one of the legendary albums that funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey cut with producer Larry Mizell! The record's a prime example of the Mizell genius at work – as Larry's arranged these fantastic backdrops for Bobbi's flute – soaring keyboard lines, layers and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not Supermellow, but super dope – one of the grooviest albums ever from drummer Paul Humphrey, and a sweet batch of laidback electric funky jazz cuts! Paul's working here with a bit more keyboards and guitar than before – all nicely compressed into the grooves that are directed by his ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
One of the later albums by this obscure band best known to soul collectors for their track "Determinations". This album's a nice bit of modern soul-sounding funk, with a great roller skating cut called (appropriately enough) "Rollerskate", plus the tracks "No 1 Lady", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal work from the great Ivory Joe Hunter – an artist who went onto have a huge impact on the development of music well into the 70s, but who doesn't always get his due! Joe's got a really amazing way of weaving together different strands of music – jazz, blues, and R&B – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing – nice and clean overall – and cover looks very nice, save for a small name stamp.)
An excellent LP of mellow modern soul cuts – put together by Phil Hurtt, one of the lesser stars on the late 70s Philly scene, but a strong singer and writer who deserved greater fame. The record's got some great numbers – like the smooth sweet "Lovin", plus the tracks "W ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, a bumped corner, and some light wear.)
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
A selection of numbers recorded by Hutcherson for Columbia from 1978 through 1981, late in his career, but still with a very fresh sound. His work during this period has always been a pleasant surprise to us, with a fairly smooth and polished approach, especially in the production, but still ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Cirrus ... LP Blue Note, 1974. Very Good+ ...
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
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Montara ... LP Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ...
One of our favorite Bobby Hutcherson albums ever – and a magical session filled with electric Latin vibes! The album's quite a different one for Bobby at the time – as it has him working with some larger arrangements, in a soulful west coast groove that's almost got the feel of a hip ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Vibes and orchestrations – a combination that makes for one of the coolest Bobby Hutcherson albums of the 70s – a really magical set that expands the sound of Bobby's work in ways we wouldn't have expected! The style is similar to that used with Grant Green and Lou Donaldson at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UA pressing.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Now! ... LP Blue Note, 1969. Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Incredibly righteous work from Bobby Hutcherson – a rare Blue Note session that features vocals by Eugene McDaniels! The set was recorded right before McDaniels' groundbreaking Headless Heroes album, but it's got a similar sort of vibe – breaking down genres and musical expectations ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has light wear and a split top seam.)
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
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has wear and a half split bottom seam. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles.)
Amazing work from Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson – a rare session for Elektra, issued after his classic 70s sides on Curtom! The album's one of a few modern soul gems issued by Elektra at a time when they were one of the leading lights in soul – and like the Leon Ware albums from the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Brian Hyland – a singer who's mostly known for his novelty hits, but who has a heck of a lot more to offer! Brian was a really young guy at the time of these recordings, but he sings with a sense of sadness and maturity on some numbers that matches the darkness of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album