Wild stuff from Lincoln Chase – who wrote, arranged, and produced – leading a group that includes Al Pazant on trumpet, Keith Loving on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums! (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, surface wear, and a name in pen inside the gatefold.)
A sweetly stepping session of bluesy jazz vocals from Jeannie Cheatham – outwardly a trad-oriented record, but done here with some nice light west coast touches that really capture the best of the Concord groove of the early 80s. There's a gentle swing to the tracks that reminds us of some ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of baroque soul by the Checkmates Ltd – and one of the most unusual Phil Spector productions of all time! Sonny Charles and The Checkmates were a soul group that had been knocking around for a few years before the set – singing in a strong blend of rocking styles that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cheech & Chong —
Big Bambu ... LP Ode, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of great pot jokes on this album with the nice rolling paper gatefold sleeve, including "Sister Mary Elephant", "Ralph & Herbie", "Streets Of New York Or Los ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of classic material on this first LP: "Blind Melon Chillin", "Wink Dickerson", "Acapulco Gold Filters", "Vietnam", "Trippin In Court", ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin Walcott —
Codona ... LP ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ...
A mellow but striking blend of world and jazz styles – featuring Walcott on a variety of Indian instruments, Cherry on trumpet, flute, Doussn'Gouni, and voice, and Vasconcelos on berimbau, cuica, and percussion. Titles include "Codona", "Mumakata", "New Light", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin Walcott —
Codona 3 ... LP ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ...
The third meeting of this world jazz ensemble, with Colin Walcott of Oregon on sitar, tabla and hammered dulcimer, Don Cherry on trumpet, organ and doussn'gouni and Nana Vasconcelos on berimbau and percussion. All three players have always had a very wide reaching approach to playing, even ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp, Digital sticker, and a small gouge at the bottom of the spine.)
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some seam splitting, and a bit of pen on back. Labels have a name in pen.)
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary Chi-Lites – and a set that's sometimes passed over, because it didn't have a formal title or colorful cover! The self-titled set is a killer all the way through – filled with the kind of sublime harmonies that made the group easily one ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a heavy stain with flaking on one corner, a cut corner, and small split on the bottom seam.)
Fantastic Chi-Lites is right, because the group's still going strong even after their hit years on Brunswick – stepping forth with a sweet harmony sound that nicely fits the Philly arrangements they get on this set! There's a maturity here that gets past the fragile soul of earlier sets, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really sweet later work from The Chi Lites – proof that the group were still going strong long after their initial chart hits! The sound here is less Brunswick Chicago soul than before – and the group step along in warm and sophisticated backings that sparkle in the best Chi-Sound ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker, writing in pen, and light wear. Labels have some pen.)
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, split seams, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
A sweet soul killer from The Chi-Lites – and record that really shows them as one of the greatest harmony groups to ever come from Chicago! The vibe here is a bit more mellow than on previous records – and the trio step into some sublime ballads and love songs that really blow us away ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a center split spine & some marker.)
Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
19 ... LP Columbia, 1986. Very Good+ ...
An overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
Chris & Cosey —
Exotika ... LP Nettwerk (Canada), 1987. Very Good+ ...
Unless we're mistaken '92 is the very dawn of the Trakmasterz dynasty, but pretty nearly the end of Chubb Rock's career (is that a picture of the microphone trying to get away from Chubb on the cover?). This record sits a lot beter with us after the passage of some years, but if you look back, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy set from pianist Eugen Cicero – one that has him moving past his jazz versions of classical material, to perform a mix of jazz material in a hip trio with the great JA Rettenbacher on bass! Titles include "Eugen's Blues", "Solar", "Lovely Marabou", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album of original songs by Lou Stallman and Sid Jacobson – with a vibe that's halfway between righteous lefty politics and a children's book! Titles include "The Island", "A City Of People", "Somebody Sang In Sing Sing", "Even Cities Go To Sleep", ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solo piano work from Curtis Clark – a compelling set of dark-tinged originals, performed with a style that's exploratory, yet never too "out", and always lyrically evocative. Titles include "Rainbow Over Harlem", "Cosmic Minstrels", "Deep Sea Diver", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts —
Rush Week ... LP Gross, Mid 60s. Very Good ...
The fourth of Doug Clark's popular party records from the 60s – a ribald mixture of off-color jokes and music, very much in the style that Blow Fly would cop in the 70s! The cuts have a nice mixture of tenor and guitar in the backings – and many numbers are parodies of popular melodies ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic session from the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record was cut in 1961, under the aegis of Gigi Campi – and it features a core group that would later grow into the much-respected CBBB unit during the MPS years – working here as a smaller combo on a rare date ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)
Kenny Clarke/Andrew Cyrille/Milford Graves/Don Moy —
Pieces Of Time ... LP Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ...
A quartet of drummers – Kenny Clarke, Don Moye, Andrew Cyrille, and Milford Graves! The group sets out half a dozen rhythmic and textural explorations of the percussive idiom, allowing a lot space for each other to work within: "Laurent", "Nibaldi Isle", "no. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The longest album ever from The Clash – a stunning triple LP set that really shows the group bristling with new ideas and energy throughout! There's a hell of a lot going on here – some cuts that are every bit as strong as the previous records, others that offer a few mis-steps but in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the booklet. Cover has a promo stamp.)
A great little record – and proof that Muhammad Ali was star material, even in his early years! The record is kind of in the spoken word mode – but has added music by Peter Katz – and features Ali delivering some of his famous poetic "zinger" type material, of the sort ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool collaboration between Merry Clayton and Eugene McDaniels – a producer who really takes her music into new territory here! As with other perfect productions by McDaniels in the 70s, Gene really grabs the whole thing up and makes it his own – adding a lot more funk to the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Righteous and rocking soul from Merry Clayton! The set was done in LA with arrangements by insiders that include Jerry Peters, Carole King, and Billy Preston – and features some tight and sometimes funky backing from players that include David T Walker, Wilton Felder, Paul Humphrey, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool Japanese collection of rare 45rpm singles from Hi Records – material recorded in the shadow of the label's bigger hits by Al Green and Ann Peebles! All the work here was handled with similar care – and the set features work by Willie Clayton, The Memphians, Known Facts, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark in Jamaican soul and one of the albums that helped break reggae onto the world stage. A nice, nice selection of early '70's reggae, mostly performed by Jimmy Cliff, but with a few equally wonderful numbers by the Maytals & Desmond Dekker, too. Includes classics like the Maytals' ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit over the top – and the kind of record that might have bankrupted Curtom in its later years! Linda's very much in full-disco mode, singing to long clubby arrangements by Gil Askey that have more strings and less soul than previous efforts. The one saving grace of the album is the cut ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great post-Parliafunkadelicment work from George Clinton – surely the biggest hit of his albums for Capitol – especially since it features the singles "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla"! We'll be honest in saying that at the time this one came out, as die-hard Detroit ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An astounding collection of great numebers by the legendary Clovers – a group whose sound was a key force in transforming Atlantic Records during the 50s! The Clovers were an incredibly tight, incredibly consistent quintet – possessed of a rich talent for both sweet ballads and raspier ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great post-Atlantic set from The Clovers – a record based around their famous title hit, but one that also features a lot of other lesser-known material too! The group's vocals are still wonderful here, and the backings are pretty nice too – slightly more rocking, but with that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King. Cover has some light aging.)
A wonderful wonderful soundtrack – recorded to accompany the strange horror/soap opera show Dark Shadows! The music is really weird – moogy at times, groovy at others – with lots of cool late 60s touches like fuzzy guitar, electric piano, and floating string and woodwind passages ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from Joe Cocker – and a set that took blue-eyed soul in a whole new direction at the end of the 60s! The album's a surprising stunner all the way through – one that really gets past some of the overdone Cocker cliches that held on a bit too strongly in later years ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
By the time of this one, Dennis had been producing a fair bit of club tracks for Westbound – and it certainly shows in the record, which has a smoother sound than before, and a more spacious soulful groove. However, there's actually still a fair bit of funk in the mix – and Dennis' own ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Al Cohn on the saxophone – blowing in that lean, clean style he first perfected in larger groups - then really used to perfection when he could open up in a smaller combo setting like this! The album's a nice change from some of Cohn's more tightly arranged records of the 50s – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of soul, funk, and rock tracks on the Atlantic subsidiary San Francisco, from the early 70's. Tracks include "Shop Talk" and "Too Many People" by Cold Blood, "Social Lubrication" and "Sparkling In The Sand" by Tower Of Power, "Tuane" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album