Great early work from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was winning big accolades for her work on stage as a parody of Diana Ross in Hair – but stepping out here as a hell of a great soul singer on her own! The tunes have a groove that's a bit more complicated than the usual ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early soul set from Melba Moore – recording here as a much more righteous vocalist than on her previous theater performances in Purlie and Hair! The album's got a solid feel all the way through – one that really sets Moore on the right path in this side of her career, in ways ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut LP from home recording legend R Stevie Moore – recorded over a couple years in mid 70s and originally pressed in a quantity of just 100 copies on Vital Records in '76 – a genuine progenitor of all so many eccentric & otherworldly DIY albums to come and possibly the rarest ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a sticker on front, and anti-theft sensor on back.)
A great date a leader from this important 80s tenorist – with a group that includes Mulgrew Miller on piano, Steve Turre on trombone, Peter Washington on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Classic stuff – Rudy's first album, and a fitting launch to his famous career of party records and live club performances! The cover's got Rudy in front of a nude black model, laying back on the couch, and encouraging him to do the thing that's implied by the title – but the record ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the "censored" cover – with a "rated XX" bar over the naughty bits! Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Dolemite returns, every bit as raw as on his debut – making for another funky feather in the cap of Rudy Ray Moore during the 70s! The album begins with the extended "Return Of Dolemite" piece – one that's almost a manifesto for Rudy's way of life at the time – and the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent lost hard hitting tenor album from the early 60's. Wild Bill Moore plays deep and funky in this session with Johnny "Hammond" Smith on organ and Ray Barretto on conga. Nice rolling, rocking grooves, and a very wide sound throughout. Bill wrote most of the tracks, and the set ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Jazzland pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)
Lee Morgan —
Cooker ... LP Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ...
A very appropriate title for a very cooking little album – one of Lee Morgan's first efforts as a leader, cut back during his first years of late 50s fame! The style here is a bit less Morgan-esque than some of Lee's later 60s classics – but the record is rock-solid throughout, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Pathe Marconi.)
Lee Morgan —
Rajah ... LP Blue Note, 1966/1984. Near Mint- ...
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan – a set that Blue Note recorded in the mid 60s, but didn't show the world until almost two decades later! The album's got Lee as his lyrical best – working almost with a sense of exoticism, especially on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit more rough-edged than some of their late 60s contemporaries, but a group who's definitely got some Sunshine Pop leanings! The group features mixed male and female lead vocals – often with one more strongly out front – and a sound that's sunny, but also pretty fuzzy too – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and label have a drillhole through the center.)
Titles include "Stonebury", "Monks At Casamari", "They Haven't Got The Girls In The USA", and "The Cardinal In Vienna". (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Entracte.)
Ennio Morricone —
Barbablu ... LP General (Italy), 1972. Near Mint- ...
A great Ennio Morricone soundtrack – also known to the world under the title of "Blue Beard". Richard Burton stars in this nutty film that features a host of lovely ladies – including Raquel Welch and Joey Heatherton – and Morricone's score is a lot moodier and darker ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost treasure from the legendary Ennio Morricone – a soundtrack written for a crime film starring Charles Bronson & Telly Savalas, and handled with all the spare subtlety of his best work! Bruno Nicolai's directing the orchestra on this one – and isolated instruments include ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – a very different Morricone soundtrack, with some incredible features! The score is for a dark film about a gangster avenging the death of his sister, and the music features a chorus of wordless vocals, sparse string passages, pipe organ, and some weirdly fuzzed-out keyboards ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Morricone album that was recorded for the CEM sound library label in Italy. The record is mostly made up of tracks that Morricone did for the film Forza Italia – and these have a beautiful spare spacey sound, with light haunting melodies, in the tradition of his work on scores ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The kind of sexy Morricone soundtrack we really really love! This overlooked gem is a sweet 70s side – written for a love story starring Marcello Mastroianni and Nastassja Kinski, and done with the lightly erotic touches that make even Morricone's prettiest melodies extremely haunting and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark record – not only in the history of the western, but in that of Ennio Morricone! The soundtrack, written for this hit Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, is everything you'd want in a 60s western – driving orchestral passages, twanging guitar parts, and spooky little bits that ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
A cool album – featuring one side of the score to A Fistful Of Dollars and one side of the soundtrack of For A Few Dollars More! The songs are short, but tense – and mix plodding solo instrumentation with some sparer dramatic moments, creating a sublime tension that's unsurpassed in ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first big moments of global fame for the legendary Ennio Morricone – and a record that still stands as one of his landmark albums all these many years later! The set's famous for its haunting theme – that "wah-wah-wah" melody that led to countless covers and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early set collecting some of Morricone's Western themes, 17 tracks in all from "Il Buono, Il Brutto E Il Cattivo", "Le Pistole Non Discutono", "Il Ritorno Di Ringo", "C'Era Una Volta Il West", "Una Pistola Per Ringo", "Pistole Per I ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly delicate late 70s score from Ennio Morricone – oddly auspicious, given that it's for a biblical era comedy – 1979's Il Ladrone! The sound has some of the elegiac qualities, with with lightly chiming strings and winds – but really has a unique feel thanks to what ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dark brilliance from Ennio Morricone – a great 70s thriller that mixes in some great extra elements with the music! Il Prefetto Di Ferro has a core sound that's very much in keeping with Morricone's approach to crime and cop films – a bit warmer and funkier at times than his horror ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure Morricone soundtracks from the early 70s – and one of the more unusual ones too! The album's got a real range of tracks – from dramatic vocal numbers that step out as bold themes, to brooding orchestral tracks, to a few cool mellower ones that turn around ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a bit of a seam split on the bottom, but is quite nice overall. Vinyl is nice, too – mostly just light marks from the old inner sleeve.)
A heavenly bit of work from Morricone! The album's a non-soundtrack – but it features singer Edda Dell'Orso interpreting some of his greatest themes of the late 60s and early 70s, in that wordless drifting mode that always made for his best soundtracks ever. There's a few instrumental tunes ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of mostly earlier work – with material from Citta Violenta, Metti Una Sera A Cena, C'Era Una Volta Il West, Tepepa, Il Clan Dei Siciliani, and other films of the time. (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
A groovy soundtrack to a film we'd love to see – an obscure thriller that starred Henry Fonda and Yul Brynner! The style of the music runs between the two poles of work from Morricone at the time – with some cuts that are spare, quiet, and very pretty, and others that are fuller, more ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic Morricone – with a wonderful mix of tracks that are groovy, mellow, and sometimes a bit spooky! The leadoff cut is a swinging English-language vocal tune – "The Ballad Of Hank McCain", sung by Jackie Lynton – and the rest of the album mixes together instrumental ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from Ennio Morricone – an obscure soundtrack that we somehow missed for years and years – even though we've always been huge fans of his music! There's a quirky, offbeat feel to the record at the start – some playful elements that bounce along with a slight touch ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ennio Morricone —
Red Tent ... LP Paramount, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Kind of a mellow Morricone soundtrack – written for this weird balloon film that starred Sean Connery! Bruno Nicolai conducted, and the whole thing's fairly orchestral – with strings and voices coming in and out – but overall, there's still a wonderfully Morricone-esque quality ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A relatively dramatic score from Ennio Morricone– as you might guess from the military title! Some of the tunes here have a very strong military feel, but others move into surprisingly sweeter territory – that more mainstream side of Morricone's sound, but still pretty great – ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Director Quentin Tarantino has drawn plenty of inspiration from the music of Ennio Morricone over the years – either using short passages of older Morricone music in his films, or evoking the substance and style of the maestro in the way he uses sounds from other sources too! So it's only ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice collection of 70s work on the Cinevox label – with work by Goblin for the films Amo Non Amo and Patrick, Ennio Morricone for the movie Il Giocattolo, Pippo Franco for the film Tutti A Squola and Mi Scappa La Pipi Papa, Charlie Cannon for Le Evase, and Benjamin Franklin Group for Rock ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual period score by Ennio Morricone – and a record that turned out to be one of his most successful of the 70s! The film, as you might guess from the title, is about the famous and unjust trial of Italian-American activists Sacco & Vanzetti – and in keeping with that setting ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the greatest album ever from Van Morrison – and a set that broke into a whole new side of his talents! Van's producing himself on the record – not really in the conventional role as a producer, but in a way that has him really writing most of the album as he goes along in the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mos Def's landmark late 90s solo debut – a rock solid classic that stands up today as one of the best hip hop albums of its decade – and for all the dizzying creative highs and lows of his career to follow, it stands strongly among his best work ever. His preceding duo work with Talib ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Promo in a grey sleeve.)
Pablo Moses —
Song ... LP Mango, 1980. Very Good+ ...
A wonderful roots record from Pablo Moses, who came on the scene a little too late for his own good, as he came up during an era when the focus was beginning to shift away from roots and more towards the dancehall. This sophomore LP finds his bright vocal style still sounding solid over excellent ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pablo Moses —
Tension ... LP Alligator, 1985. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
A set of middle of the road roots rock, but with some raw honest vocals from Moses that are more appealing to us than the other slick stylings of the period. Includes 'Watch Out", "Tension", 'Bomb TheNation" and"Outlaw", plus 6 more. (Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
A great southern soul duo who were perhaps born a decade or two too late – working here in a modern soul groove, but with a style that still echoes some deep soul roots! The album was recorded in Muscle Shoals and Tupelo, with instrumentation that's decidedly modern – more keyboards ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Moss handles his usual drums and percussion – plus voice, electronics, and a diverse array of sound sculptures, wood, metal, and plastic! Also features Fred Frith on guitar, Bill Laswell on bass, Arto Lindsay on vocals, John Zorn on reeds, Phil Minton on voice, David Van Tieghem on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very cool – Moss mixes his voice with a range of odd instruments – not just drums, cymbals, and percussion – but also toys, water, wood, tubes, rocks, and even a Bertoia sound sculpture! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
An early classic from Ian Hunter & Co – with titles that include "Thunderbuck Ram", "You Are One Of Us", "No Wheels To Ride", "Walkin With A Mountain", and "When My Mind's Gone". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold cover pressing.)
Mott The Hoople —
Wildlife ... LP Atlantic, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mr Gasser & The Weirdos —
Surfink ... LP Capitol/Sundazed, 1964. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Way way more than the novelty record you might guess from the cover – and instead a great lost chapter in the LA studio scene of the 60s! Not that we're trying to fault the image on the front – because it's a great pic by Ed Big Daddy Roth – but the music in the grooves of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)
Ms Melodie —
Diva ... LP Jive, 1989. Very Good+ ...
Production by KRS and Sam Sever. Includes "Live On Stage", "Remember When. . . ?", "B..B..B..Bklyn", "Wake Up, Wake Up!", "What Do You Do?", "Roll On Over", "To Sing All Night", "More", "Communication", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprising jazz funk stunner from drummer Idris Muhammad – part of his great second chapter of work for CTI in the 70s! Idris is working here in a style that's very different than his heavy-footed funky work on Prestige and Blue Note – and while it's easy to criticize him for not ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The duo of Geoff and Maria Muldaur – caught here at a perfect point in their career – and sounding especially nice with some great production from the legendary Joe Boyd! The album's got a more contemporary vibe than the early jug band material from Geoff – but it's also not in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another of Mulligan's large Concert Jazz Band sides, with a large section of brass and reeds, mostly featuring Mulligan and trombonist Bob Brookmyer in the soloist's seat. The thing we've always dug about this group is that they move with the fluidity of a smaller ensemble, but like a middleweight ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has gloss bubble along the spine.)