The pairing of the early genius of Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman – one of the most sublime albums of the early 70s! Nilsson Sings Newman, written by a then fairly unknown Randy Newman was certainly an odd project to undertake for an artist generally regarded as a songwriting talent, but boy ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover is in great shape but has a small cutout notch. Vinyl has a small pressing flaw that causes a very short click on side 1, track 2.)
Wonderful stuff – Nilsson's soundtrack for one of the strangest movies of the 60s – a mad film directed by Otto Preminger, and featuring a cast of characters that included Jackie Gleason, Frank Gorshin, Peter Lawford, Cesar Romero, and Groucho Marx as God! The sounds are a weird hippy ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Vinyl looks a bit foggy and Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks one and two. Cover has a sticker and two library ink stamps. Label has two library stickers.)
Great stuff from Nimoy – and proof that his committment to being more than just a sci-fi actor was real, if not successful! The record features groovy pop and vocal tracks with arrangements by George Tipton, and a nice mod-ish feel that works well with Nimoy's Scott Walker-ish vocals and ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —
Rare Junk ... LP Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —
Ricochet ... LP Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
More of the Nitty Gritty's nutty country rock pop groovy stuff from the late 60's. Shouldn't work, but it does, and in a nice way. Titles include "Happy Fat Annie", "Truly Right", "Search The Sky", and "Shadow Dream Song". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Mike Nock plays lots of cool keyboards – including Fender Rhodes and Arp – and Charlie Mariano plays soprano sax! Nice drums from Al Foster too – and the album's like his funky gem from the time! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Hattie may not look like much on the cover, but she can definitely deliver an old school party record vibe when she wants! Includes the routines "Hold Your Nuts", "Legs Apart", "The Nudist Colony", "Working Under Somebody", and "Sex After Death". (Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
Smooth modern soul from the team of Curtis Nolen and Raymond Crossley – one of those "all in one" duos that seemed to be cropping up a lot in soul music at the time! Curtis and Raymond wrote, played, and sang on all of the tunes on the album – in a light and sunny style that's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Red Norvo's dragged his vibes out into a field of wildflowers – and while we hate to think what that's done to the sound of his instrument (not to mention his hayfever), we can definitely say that the album's a groovy treat from the decade when Red was turning out some of his finest music ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some wear, a small sticker on front, and some remnants of yellowed tape with a peeled spot on back.)
Very hip work from Red Norvo and his sextet – an evocative album that's divided up into "rose" and "blue" cover images on the front and back – but which unfortunately doesn't provide any data on the players! We can say that in addition to sharp vibes from Red, the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early genius from vibist Red Norvo – the kind of record that really makes you get why he was so popular back in the day! The style here is more "sound" than jazz – a sublime blend of Norvo's airy vibes with the bass of Charles Mingus and guitar of Tal Farlow – both ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and spine, some wear, and a sticker spot on one corner.)
Dorothy Norwood —
Live ... LP Malaco, 1991. Near Mint- ...
Seminal work from Claude Nougaro – easily one of the coolest French singers ever! This album shows an early example of Nougaro's interest in Brazilian music – and also his love of American jazz as well – heard most strongly on the record's French covers of work by Dave Brubeck, ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE: Vinyl has some heat damage at edge, but didn't skip for us – although the first track on each side might on some players. Otherwise a nice play copy.)
Nice early Ruthless comp on Macola with NWA and other members of the Ruthless stable at the time, including an early appearance by Mikah 9 of Freestyle Fellowship! Cuts include "8 Ball", "Panic Zone", and "Dope Man" by NWA; "LA Is The Place" and "Boyz ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the biggest moments of the New York club scene of the early 80s! The Peech Boys cut their teeth at the Paradise Garage during the classic Larry Levan years – and this album has them working with Levan to forge a record of crossover club grooves filled with linn drum beats and DMX ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Produced and arranged by Arif Mardin – with titles that include "Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp", "Map To The Treasure", "Up On The Roof", "Been On A Train", and "Blackpatch". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edgewear and a spot on the spine where tape was removed.)
Laura Nyro —
Smile ... LP Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Nice jazzy funk LP, with production by Norman Whitfield that sounds more like some of the work by Wayne Henderson from the time. The group's got a good polished funky feel, with lots of jazzy solos, and the tracks include "Return To Nytropolis", "People Of The Country", "Ma ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a bit of splitting.)
O Band —
Knife ... LP United Artists (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ...
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
O'Bryan's virtually a one man show here – handling vocals, keyboards, arrangements, and other instrumental bits too – but he also gets some great help on the album's lean arrangements, with just the right sort of funky touches on guitar, bass, and drums! The set starts out with a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album that made Billy Ocean a superstar for a little while, one that had a HUGE couple of years on the charts, even longer service as a snapshot of its era, and is now one that we can look at freshly and appreciate for all of the unstoppably catchy pop soul craft that made it so massive in the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc. pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting.)
The title's a bit misleading – as "evening with" makes you think the record's going to be a concert. But instead, it's just some great studio work from Anita O'Day – recorded during her initial years for Verve Records! The album was recorded in the company of 3 small groups ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early Odetta record where she duets with Larry Mohr for a nice selection of folk songs that have elements of the blues and country. Tracks include "John Henry", "Old Blue", "Water Boy", "Car-Car Song", "Pay Day At Coal Creek", and more. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and a bit of seam splitting.)
Claus Ogerman lays down some groovy soul instrumentals, with a nice pop feel, in the best tradition of his other great instrumental LPs for RCA. There's lots of nice instrumental moments that have a surprisingly funky feel, and the record fits perfectly in any collection of groovy mod 60s albums! ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a sticker on one corner, two punched holes on the spine, and a small name in pen on back.)
Ohio Express —
Mercy ... LP Buddah, Late 60s. Very Good- ...
Ohio Players —
Fire ... LP Mercury, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – ... (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
Dirt Dog's 2nd album is a little more schizophrenic, twisted, and under the influence than his first. It sounds a little more inspired by Rick James and Flavor Flav, as raw dog as a hip hopper can shimmy without getting arrested. Tracks include "Cold Blooded", "Rollin Wit You", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic session of pounding percussion – quite possibly the most successful entry into this earthy genre that hit the recording scene at the end of the 50s! Babatunde Olatunji is joined here by a great assemblage of players – including Montego Joe and Baba Hawthorne Bey on percussion ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure Olatunji sessions on Columbia – but a record that's still got plenty of firey percussion! Titles include "Bo Su Aye", "Ashafa", "Ojo Davis", and "Dyke Ko Dide". (Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the most obscure – and best – albums by David Oliver, a smooth soul singer who recorded at the end of the 70s, with a warmly spiritual sound that had touches of Leon Ware, DJ Rogers, and other 70s smooth soul greats. This gem is produced by Wayne Henderson – who's really ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a bit of sticker residue.)
Lots of groovy instrumentals – in a mix of jazz and Sue Records soul! Jimmy Oliver got his start playing guitar with Clyde McPhatter, but really shines here at the head of his own combo. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great overall – really more vg+ – but has a small bump on one track that clicks for a few spins. Cover has some light wear.)
Funky, fantastic grooves from this hip UK combo of the 70s – a set that's heavy on keyboards and guitars, all produced with this cool compressed feel by the mighty Mike Vernon! The sound is kind of a mix of 70s American funk from the mainstream, and some of those great British studio styles ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally massive set from One Way – a record that has them sounding even better than ever – drawing on all the strengths of the previous few records, and really knocking it out of the park! Although the group's got a great way with a groove, the mellow cuts here are equally nice ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Orchestra USA/John Lewis —
Sonorities ... LP Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
A serious piece of jazz orchestral work – directed by John Lewis, conducted by Harold Farberman, and featuring solos by Jerome Richardson, Joe Newman, Dick Katz, and Richard Davis. The work's perhaps Lewis' most seriously avant garde on record – taking off even further from previous ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam, light wear, and notes in pen and pencil on back.)
The Oregon sound, still alive and well into the 80s – perhaps given even more room to express itself in an ECM setting like this! The album's a mix of angular notes and warmer tones – very much the experimentalism that the group prided itself on at the time – and which really set ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from the man who gave the world Carmina Burana – and music that's equally spooky in its own sort of way! Carl Off composed this music for children as part of as special educational program for youth – but the overall quality of the sounds is more trance-like and eerie ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rare rock-oriented acts on the Mainsteam jazz label in the late 60s and 70s – a super rare hybrid of heavy psychedelic rock, HUGE percussion and electric Eastern string effectsthat's got us hooked! The group mixes heavy use of the electric sitar Danelectro started producing at the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch with a piece of clear tape, a light crease near the top, and a small bit of pen on back.)
One of our favorite albums by The Originals – and one of their most coherent albums on Motown! The record was produced by Lamont Dozier, who also wrote all the songs on the album for the group – and it's kind of a mix of Dozier's strident 70s update of the 60s Motown groove (which he'd ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hmm . . . A strange one. The name of the group makes you think they're from Japan, but honestly, the sound of the record is straight Cuban all the way. In fact, since most of the songs are boleros in Spanish, done with a romantic feel, we're hard pressed to believe their origin – but that's ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the clearest moments of brilliance ever from saxophonist Anthony Ortega – an album that should stand as one of THE avant jazz sessions of the 60s, but which is sadly often overlooked! Although Ortega first rose to fame quickly in the 50s, his talents were often used in larger backing ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label pressing. Cover has small seam splits, some wear, with a name in pen and small stain on back.)
The bulk of this one's handled by Riz – in a mixture of styles that runs from 60s groovy to fake Italian, in keeping with the mob comedy theme of the film. The work's some of his grooviest from the time – and it does have some nice jazzy touches, plus bits of electric guitar to soup ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album from the young Irish singer/songwriter who went onto become one of the brightest lights in 70s pop! The record isn't his most famous, but it's got loads of great early songs that show O'Sullivan's brilliant talent for putting together lyrics that were simple and witty, yet never ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Other Half —
Smut ... LP Moseka, 1979. Very Good ...
Forget the fact that "bongo" is in the title, and forget the fact that the record was cut for the sometimes sleepy Tampa label – because this one's a killer! Bongo player Mike Pacheco leads a highly percussive combo through a set of sides that crackles with electricity, and which ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another departure for Pacheco – as he kicks off the 70s with a set of funky instrumental tunes! The tracks on this set are quite different from either his earlier charanga records, or his later salsa ones – and sparkle with the kind of "soul meets Latin instrumental" style of ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Multi color early Fania pressing! Cover has masking tape on edges.)
A landmark album, and the first-ever record on the young Alegre label – a sure-fire hit that put both the company and Pacheco firmly on the map! The record's a genre-setting batch of hard early charanga grooves filled with great flute work from a young Johnny Pacheco – recording here ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Alegre pressing – division of Branston – in a nice glossy cover.)
Pacific Gas & Electric —
Get It On ... LP Bright Orange, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ...
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Uncensored cover version on Power, with a half split top seam.)
A pile of funky 45s – stuffed into one glorious album! The record's the best-ever by The Packers – a hip west coast combo from the 60s, with roots in the Memphis scene of the time! The sound here is kind of a variation on the Booker T & The MGs and Mar-Keys sound – changed ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining along the opening.)