The amazing first album from Procol Harum – a group with a sound that's still unlike anyone else we can think of – even though they were a key part of the London scene of the 60s! The group are steeped in all of the blues, soul, and jazz elements that influenced so many other British ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mindblowing third album from Public Enemy – their second straight up masterpiece in a row – a more densely-layered effort than anything they'd down before or since! Agitprop lyricism laced with soundbite samples from myriad sources that get the point over nearly as fiecely as Chuck' ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)
The classic soundtrack to Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing – lead, of course, by Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" – and beyond that is a pretty wonderful, and not always as intense cross-section of some of the finer urban soul and New Jack Swing, circa '89, breezy vocal-centric ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Despite the "for lovers" in the title, this is a fairly lively set of cha cha tracks by Tito Puente, with a feel that's in keeping with the best of his 50's work. Like the other Tico recordings, this record's got a harder sound than some of his RCA albums, and is much closer to the New ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label mono pressing with deep groove, including the plastic Tico inner sleeve, in the sepia toned cover. Cover has a bit of gloss separation along the opening, but looks great otherwise.)
A pretty darn nice album of Latin tracks – despite the obvious cheeseball theme of the record. Sure, it seems a bit of a cop-out for Tito to be doing a My Fair Lady album – but keep in mind that just about everyone was doing one of them at the time (after Shelly Manne had his big hit ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A richly dynamic set from pianist Don Pullen, and one of his farthest-out sessions from the mid 70s – especially considering he had just finished a tenure as Mingus' piano player not long before this set was recorded! The "outness" of the date is probably due in part to reedman Sam ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Puma may not exactly be a Wild Kitten on the guitar, but his 50s recordings are completely sublime – played with a tone and a poise that's never out of place! This excellent Puma set is a wonderfully recorded session for the Dawn label – played with a small combo that includes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small sticker on back.)
A mid 80s album from Flora and Airto – a record that has the pair working in a relatively smooth style, typical of some of Concord's productions of the time – a touch on the California side at times, but managing to come up with some nice Brazilian grooves at others! The whole thing's ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 90s set of house instrumentals, but one that really lives up to the rootsier promise of the cover – as the album's actually one of the earlier moments of more tribal rhythms on the New York scene – kind of a precursor to more globally conscious dancefloor sounds to come! Most ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Quartette Tres Bien had a trademark piano/percussion/bass/conga sound that grooved nicely on their own material, and on their mellow covers of 60s pop and jazz standards. This nice mid-period Decca album by the group features some nice originals – like "Jamsine Eyes", "Trac ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear & clear tape on the seams.)
One of the best albums by this groovy piano/percussion combo who played a nice mix of bossa and soul jazz. The set has 2 nice originals with a deep groove – "Watusi Warrior" and "Sheryl Likes Bananas" – plus groovy covers of "Summertime", "Taste Of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy. Cover has taped seams, checkout card, and some wear.)
A soul jazz gem from drummer Alvin Queen – one of the overlooked treasures on his own Nilva Records label from the 80s! The set's a monster all the way through – a cut above so many other sides like this from the time, and put together with a sock-solid energy that almost recalls ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hardest-grooving 80s albums from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – thanks to some great leadership here from drummer Alvin Queen! The record has a fierce groove from the get-go – and like most of the sides issued on Queen's Nilva label, there's a fire and energy here that almost ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)
Game ... LP Elektra, 1980. Very Good ...
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We're not ashamed to admit we're big fans of Queen around here, and why shouldn't we be? One of their biggest LPs, this one hardly needs any introduction from us, with the massive hit "Another One Bites The Dust", that appeals to beat diggers and mullet-headed rockers alike! Also ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
14 tracks in all, including "Fat Bottomed Girls", "You're My Best Friend", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Somebody To Love", "Play The Game", "Flash", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Jazz ... LP Elektra, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ...
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With the classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" – plus "I'm In Love With My Car", "You're My Best Friend", "39", "Sweet Lady", "Seaside Rendezvous", "The Prophet's Song", "God Save The Queen", "Lazing On A Sunday ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Vinyl plays with a light click on most of side 1.)
One of Joe's best albums from the 60s, and a lively batch of Latin tracks done up in some of the favorite flavors of the day – pachanga, bolero-cha, bossa nova, and the weirdo "wobble-cha"! The title cut's a "wobble cha" groover with English lyrics about Latin music ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from the "Vice Pres" – tenorist Paul Quinichette, stepping out here in one the best of of his all-too-few sessions as a leader! Paul's tone is amazing throughout – very much on a par with that of Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins, and proof that his admission to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful contemporary combo with an amped up take on traditional Ethiopian music! The quartet features Mesele Asmamaw on electric krar, Dawit Seyoum on electric bass krar, and percussionist Samson Sendekou – all from Ethiopia – with American violinist Kaethe Hostetter of Boston-based ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully wild live material – recorded in Egypt in 1971, with some tracks performed at the house of Hartmut Geerken, and others performed at the Ballon Theatre. The title track, "Nidhamu", takes up all of one side of the album, and features Ra playing a weird spacey mini-moog ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange El Saturn label, cat number 77771. PLEASE NOTE – This copy comes in a plain green cover, with title written in marker at the top.)
A legendary performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and for good reason, too! The album was initially issued on a hard-to-find French import, but has cropped up in other formats over the years – and it's a stellar live date that really illustrates the group at their soulful best! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second solo album by The Chef – a record that had hard time finding space outside the massive shadow of his first solo landmark Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – and like other Wu Tang solo albums of the era, there's a number of gems on here that really never had a chance to get over a bar ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of THE holy grails of the east coast indie club scene – and a landmark production effort from dancefloor genius Patrick Adams! Rainbow Brown were one of the last great indie groups that Adams worked up at the time – a trio of lovely ladies headed by vocalist Fonda Rae, and pushed ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vanguard pressing. Cover has a gold promo stamp & some marker in the bottom right corner.)
Master ... LP Universal, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ...
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Production by Clark Kent, the Ra himself, Vic of the Ghetto Pros, 45 King, Nick Wiz and Premier on 2 cuts. Includes "Flow Forever", "When I B On Tha Mic", "It's The R", "How I Get Down" and "Waiting For The World To End", 15 tracks in all. (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Here it is after an arduous, nearly decade long wait – Rakim's epically long in the making Seventh Seal – released on his own label after the much discussed departure from Dr Dre! Rakim's authority and gravity on the mic is still second to none, and Seventh Seal's best tracks stark and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Raksin —
Sylvia ... LP Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ...
David Raksin's most famous soundtrack work was his score for the film Laura – a brilliant suite of strings and melody, with a really haunting refrain that forever got "Laura" covered again and again over the years. About half of this one has a very similar feel – with a ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small crease on one corner.)
Fantastic stuff – and one of the grooviest soundtracks you'll ever hope to own! Sid Ramin did a heck of a lot of work for TV soundtracks by the time this one came out – and he took all that experience, and came up with some fantastically swinging jazz tracks that have a sock-mod 60s ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has light surface wear and a tracklist sticker.)
One of the more "out" sessions on the legendary Tribe label from Detroit – and one that features many of the label's great players, like Wendell Harrison, Marcus Belgrave, Charles Moore, and Ranelin himself. The tracks are long and progressive, with distinct political overtones ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sue Raney with the Bob Florence Group —
Ridin' High ... LP Discovery, 1984. Near Mint- ...
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Even an 80s perm can't hide the brilliance of Sue Raney – a singer who first started crafting great music in the 50s, but who kept on going with great records for decades to come! This overlooked gem got little exposure at the time – and it's a swinger that really stands up to the best ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post Pearls Before Swine work from Tom Rapp – a record that has him stepping out as a solo act, but with a feel that's quite similar to his recordings with the group! The mood here is laidback and slightly folksy – but also augmented more by piano than by guitar, and recorded with a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic debut of Ras Kass – kind of a watershed mark of the intellectual/complicated rhyme style, if you will – finding the west coast MC bursting out of the starting gates with some his best ever work! Includes all of the early singles and some classic level deeper album cuts. ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Gunz Still Hot remix" featuring Ed OG & Reks, "What Y'all Want" featuring Planet Asia & 427, "Who Woulda Thought" featuring El Da Sensei, "We Live This" featuring Protest, "Hostile Environment", "No Guarantees (My ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A batch of studio masters originally intended for the killer Detroit garage rock debut from The Rationals on A-Square Records – tracks that may not have made the cut, but still sound pretty incredible 4 decades later! Like some of their peers in the Detroit and other points Michigan based ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album