One of the greatest moments ever from Willie Hutch – and one of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks too! Willie really knocks it out of the park with this one – and sounds funkier and heavier than on all of his other studio albums – with a deep sound that really matches the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with edge wear and a few creases.)
An excellent soul album from the great Willie Hutch! The record's got more of a vocal focus than some of Willie's other albums – and his rich voice is perfectly set up in some sweet and soulful arrangements that have a full sound and a classy finish, but still a raw edge that keeps things ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pre-Motown work from Willie Hutch – but a great little record that really points the way towards Willie's famous sides to come in the 70s! Hutch here already sounds pretty darn great – singing with a raspy tone that reminds us a bit of Curtis Mayfield – especially given that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Head On ... LP Blue Note, 1971. Very Good ...
One of the most sophisticated albums that Bobby Hutcherson recorded with reedman Harold Land – a very hip session that features the arrangements of piano player Todd Cochran – also known as Bayete for a pair of early 70s albums on Prestige! The sound here is more farther-reaching than ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful late Blue Note work from Bobby Hutcherson – laidback, warm, electric, and with a mixture of CTI funk and some of the more lyrical soul jazz work of his years with Harold Land! Part of the credit for the set should go to George Cables – who plays both acoustic and electric ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a cutout notch.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Medina ... LP Blue Note, 1969/1980. Near Mint- ...
A lost set of work from the team of Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land – recorded right around the same time as their famous San Francisco album! The album's overflowing with the soulful, righteous tones the pair could create together – sublime vibes from Hutcherson, both tenor and flute ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original early 80s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
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. Fair ...
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 pressing. Cover has split top & bottom seams with aged tape and wear.)
The sticks are up, and Bobby Hutcherson is at the top of his game – hitting a whole new groove here in this sublime session of modal numbers for Blue Note – a slightly warmer set than his more modern albums of the "new thing" years, and a great indication of the directions he'd ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has wear and some splitting.)
A brilliant collaboration between vibist Bobby Hutcherson and reedman Harold Land – the first Blue Note album to feature the talents of the pair together, and a stone classic from the very first note! Hutcherson had already been making big waves for the label with his earlier sides – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff – and one of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and Hutson II albums – and is done in a very similar style – with Leroy pushing 70s mellow soul to new heights through his ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Dreamy pop from the great Brian Hyland – one of those 60s voices we can never get enough of! This set's a bit sadder, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Brian's earlier work – with a floating kind of approach that moves past simple pop, into a realm that shows the young singer ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty darn groovy stuff from Dick Hyman, and a record that has him getting some great tones out of the Baldwin organ! In fact, he seems to use his experience with the moog to find new ways of playing the organ, so that some of the tones and sounds have more of a moogy feel than you'd expect. The ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last Arista album from Phyllis Hyman – and a set that really sums up all the genius she expressed at the label! Some tunes are upbeat and catchy – the kind of tracks that had Hyman reaching a much wider audience in the early 80s – while others are more sophisticated and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Production by Lee Perry, Joe Hookim, Bunny Lee and others. Rhythms by Sly and Santa, Robbie and Family Man, Ansel Collins, China Smith and others. Voiced by the inimitable I Roy. 10 tracks in all: "Natty Down De", "Dread In The West", "Message From The Top", "T ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These guys will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it's always being used in some sort of car commercial (which must net these guys a lot of royalties!) – but which is usually mistaken by others for being the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing. Cover has light wear. Label has a small name in pen.)
A great lost roots albums from the underrated I Jah Man Levi. At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with a few monumental recordings and then labor quietly for the rest of his ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Original best of collection issued by ABC at the time when the group was still riding high on their label! The album contains 11 classic tracks – all penned by Curtis Mayfield, with great Chisoul arrangements by Johnny Pate. Cuts include "Too Slow", "I Loved & Lost", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic soul from the Chicago scene of the 60s – the legendary first ABC album by Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions! Although the group first broke big on Vee Jay Records, it was at ABC that their genius really took flight – tightening up the harmonies of the earlier singles, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice 70s collection of classic 60s ABC work by the early Impressions – not necessarily the group's biggest hits, but a nice batch of work nonetheless! The work is all seminal Chicago soul – recorded mostly with arrangements by Johnny Pate, sung with that sweet crackling harmony style ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Incredible String Band – and incredible it is, a UK psychedelic folk gem that finds the group challenging conventions across the board – both artful and inviting, it's wonderful stuff! At this point, Clive Palmer had left, and Mike Heron and Robin Williamson ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible String Band —
Big Huge ... LP Elektra, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Half of the fourth album from The Incredible String Band and their most sprawling work to date – which was originally split into separate LPs for the US release – this being The Big Huge portion! Multi-instrumentalists Mike Heron & Robin Williamson began using studio multi-tracking ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Incredible String Band are paired down to the core duo of Mike Heron & Robin Williamson for their third and possibly best album – the truly incredible Hangman's Beautiful Daughter – using the studio as a most impressive adjunct member of the group at this point! This is an ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nicely subtle album from the Incredible String Band – a set that maybe doesn't have the same sort of fanfare as their earliest albums, but which also has the group really honing their sound! Make no mistake, there's nothing commercial or pop-oriented going on – it's just that Mike ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Elektra pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Titles include "Talking Of The End", "Cosmic Boy", "Adam & Eve", and "Here Till Here Is There". (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Elektra with butterfly label.)
Incredible String Band —
Wee Tam ... LP Elektra, 1969. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Half of the fourth album from The Incredible String Band and by far their most sprawling work to date – which was originally split into separate LPs for the US release – this bein the more intimate Wee Tam portion! Multi-instrumentalists Mike Heron & Robin Williamson began using ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful mellow soul from Luther Ingram – and a record that gave the south one of its greatest soul anthems of the 70s! "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" is one of those genre-defining tunes – a slow-burning track that shows a new level of maturity for ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Roop Verma on sitar, Narendra Verma on tabla & Tracy Andrews on tamboura. (Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
International Submarine Band —
Safe At Home ... LP Sundazed, 1968. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Seminal early country rock from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band – cut soon before Gram jumped ship to the Byrds for the legendary Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP! The one-and-only International Submarine Band LP is the first official full length album from Gram Parsons, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Knack ... LP Cadet, 1965. Very Good ...
Fantastic bit of lost Chicago jazz, featuring an incredibly tight and soulful combo made up of a bunch of obscure players who never really made it otherwise. The group features George Patterson on alto and soprano, Charles Kinnard (not Kynard) on tenor, Cleo Griffin on trumpet, and Tom Washington ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is in great shape!)
A great later effort from the 5 Stairsteps family – a later offshoot of the initial enterprise, still working here under the production helm of father Clarence Burke! Keni Burke's a member of the group, and the work here has a very similar groove to his own RCA material of the time – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Ipi 'N Tombia —
Warrior ... LP Stax, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Weird album that came out in the early 70s, when Stax was getting their hands into so many other styles of music besides southern soul and funk. Margaret Singana's the lead vocalist of this group that plays in a sort of Afro Pop/Afro Funk style, and she lays down the lyrics on tracks like "The ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early 80s session from Irakere – and one that really upgrades the funkier side of their groove! The approach is still that great mix of Cuban roots and Latin jazz we've always loved from the group – but there's also a bit tighter production, and great use of keyboards from ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A genius bit of work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – a mightily righteous effort that more than lives up to its heady title and cover! After turning out 2 great albums on his own indie Nodlew label, Weldon really steps into greatness with this set – using the bigger budget of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small promo sticker in one corner.)
Gregory Isaacs & Dennis Brown —
Judge Not ... LP Shanachie, 1984. Very Good+ ...
Three nice lengthy tracks each from these two reggae greats, produced by Gussie Clarke. Dennis turns in "Crazy List", "Judge Not" and "Deceiving Girl", Gregory performs "Live & Love", "Street Walker" and "Inner City Lady". (Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
Isley Brothers —
3 + 3 ... LP T Neck, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An amazing little album from the Isley Brothers – one in which the group manage to explore their growing love of the electric guitar, yet somehow sound even more soulful than before! The music is slinky and seductive, with a wonderful style that's never too overly funky – just laidback ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone cold funk album that forever changed the face of soul music – a bold shift in styles by the Isley Brothers at the end of the 60s, really setting the scene for their megafame of the next decade! The album's a follow up to the landmark It's Your Thing set – and it starts in the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and a cutout hole.)
Isley Brothers —
Heat Is On ... LP T Neck, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A great mix of heavy funk and sweeter ballads from the Isley Brothers – and a record that's filled with two-part tracks that really let them stretch out and groove! The tunes have a bit more bass and keyboards than before – an approach that's even more electric than Isley funk of a few ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard soul genius from The Isley Brothers – a set that has the group sounding quite different than their smooth hits from later years – with a hard-burning quality that's mighty nice all the way through! The vocals are still tremendous – and in fact, given that these guys are ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice 2LP live set that features smoking work by the Isleys, plus other tracks by soul artists on the Buddah label – like Five Stairsteps ("Don't Change Your Love"), Judy White ("Somebody's Been Messin"), Sweet Cherries ("Love Is What You Make It"), and Edwin ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting in the seams. Vinyl clicks on side C.)
Incredible early work from Jackie & Roy – one of their sublime 50s classics on ABC, done in a style that's even groovier than their sessions for Storyville! The whole thing's upbeat, lively, and extremely cheery – a perfect showcase for the pair's vocalese talents – which are ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest records ever by the wonderful vocal team of Jackie & Roy – a sweetly swinging 50s session, with great LA jazz backings from the orchestra of Bill Holman! There's a breezy vibe to the whole thing that's years ahead of its time – not pop harmony vocals, but an ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Excellent original pressing. Cover has a bit of tape in the corner.)
It's late in the career of Jackie & Roy, but the pair haven't faltered a bit! This set's a tight little straight ahead session with a larger group that includes Conte Candoli, Bill Watrous, Bill Perkins, and Bob Cooper, all of whom give the best tracks a swinging west coast groove. Titles ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums by the team of Jackie & Roy – a really special little set that features small combo backing, great tunes, and some of the best vocals of their early career! The album features Roy playing piano in a quartet with Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(ABC/Paramount pressing with the deep groove. Cover has wear & tape along the seams.)
Jackie & Roy —
Grass ... LP Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Don't miss this one! For years, we passed this one by, thinking it an impure version of the great jazz duo Jackie & Roy. Now, though, we realize that it's one of their masterpieces, and takes their hip vocal sound into a new dimension, with cool L.A. production from the late 60's, and some ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Jackie and Roy! This one captures them in the early days – right after they'd left Charlie Ventura, and were beginning to sing in that hip groovy style that we've always loved so much. The album features the recorded debut of Tommy Wolf, who would ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful early work from Jackie & Roy – a rare album that captures them between their early fame with Charlie Ventura, and their key classics on Storyville and ABC! The pair are great throughout – singing duo jazz vocals with a sense of whimsy and swing that nobody else can match ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small mark from an old sticker. Vinyl is nice and clean.)
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CTI players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty much what the title says: Chuck Jackson pays tribute to the history of Rhythm & Blues by running through a set of tracks that includes "All In My Mind", "Get Out Of My Life, Woman", "Quarter To Three", "Something's Got A Hold On Me", and "You ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddie Jackson was certainly one of the biggest new soul stars of the 80s – and this debut LP is still a treasure! Freddie's got a skill that transcends his age – with an approach that's decidedly 80s, but classic enough to last for years and years. The songs on the record are all ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A breakout album for Janet, with prime New Jack, or should we say New Jill, Swing production from the then unstoppable Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Flyte Tyme production team. Includes "Control", "Nasty", "What Have You Done For Me Lately", "The Pleasure ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Janet's first LP, produced by Foster Sylvers, with a number of tracks written by Rene & Angela. With a great picture of Janet on the back looking an awful lot like a teenage version of Penny. Includes "Say You Do", "Young Love", 'Don't Mess Up this Good Thing" and 'For ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jermaine's going the way of most of Motown at this point – popping the bass pretty heavily, and grooving in a smooth funky mode. The cuts that go too over the top with the funky stuff definitely lose us – but there's a few decent mellow soul tracks that redeem the album, and which keep ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The more spiritual side of the PUSH experience – with gospel performances by Jackie Verdell, Jessy Dixon, Bill Thedford, Danibelle, Walter Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, and the PUSH Choir. (Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
Michael Jackson —
Thriller ... LP Epic, 1982. Very Good Gatefold ...
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff! This Millie Jackson's tremendous debut album – and the work here is completely different from later records that have her more in a bitchy mode! Here, Millie's a heartbroken southern diva – right in the vein of Ann Sexton, Doris Duke, or Shirley Brown – and even ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent late 50s work by Milt Jackson for Atlantic! Bags & Flutes is very much in the style of Milt's classic Savoy sides from the preceding couple of years – mixing together his jazzy vibes with light lilting solos on flute, either by Bobby Jaspar or Frank Wess, Milt's old compatriot ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
One of the greatest Milt Jackson albums ever – thanks to an incredible lineup that features Art Farmer on trumpet and Benny Golson on tenor – both of whom give the record a lot more edge than usual for Jackson! The set's almost a maturation of the earliest modern grooves that Milt ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title says it all with this one – as Milt Jackson plays a set of ballads, and a set of blues – but both in ways that really make the best of his warmly chromatic approach to the vibes! The players here vary on different tracks, but apart from MJQ regular John Lewis, the album also ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet larger group session from vibist Milt Jackson – proof that he was really trying to stretch his wings, and get into new things during the 60s! The set's got Milt working with some great help from Tadd Dameron and Ernie Wilkins on larger group arrangements – nicely swinging ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album