One of the most supremely classic of all classic hard rock albums! As huge as the debut was, Led Zeppelin II is the record that proved that the group were going to be in it for the long haul – with a righteous raw power that's still being felt all these many decades later! Nobody else could ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller pressing, SD 8236. Label has price sticker remnants. Cover has a split top seam and some wear.)
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)
Pink Floyd —
More ... LP Tower, 1969. Very Good+ ...
Titles include "Cirrus Minor", "The Nile Song", "Ibiza Bar", "A Spanish Piece", and "Up The Kyber". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Harvest.)
Pink Floyd —
Ummagumma ... LP Harvest/EMI, Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Beatles at their late best – on 1968's self-titled set – now immortalized as The White Album! The White Album capped offed a period of intense creativity for the band with a double that's as freewheeling as anything they'd ever release. It's got raw rockers with wry lyricism, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Apple pressing, in an embossed cover #1087515, including the poster & portraits! Cover has some surface wear, splitting on the bottom seam, and a tracklist sticker on back.)
Big Mama Thornton delivers the goods on this collection of raw, rootsy blues. Nothin' but the real deal on this firey live set that captures Big Mama in 1969 at a small club in LA alongside Jay Hodges, George Smith, Bee Houston and JD Nicholson, shouting out "Little Red Rooster", "On ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first Chicago album – presented here in all its jazzy brilliance! Back in the day, we used to wince when we heard these guys – but over the years, thanks to much rediscovery of the band by groove hounds, we've really come to like their work a lot. This first album especially has ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really tremendous album from The Talking Heads – and a set that moves far past their already-great early records, to really show a rhythmic complexity we never would have expected! Brian Eno is helping the group in the studio again here, and the record really shows both David Byrne and Eno' ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)
We've always considered Steely Dan one of the quintessential 70s "Album Oriented Rock" bands, in that all of there albums work so well as a whole, so the idea of a greatest hits collection doesn't exactly work for us. Still, taken out of context, these songs are still gems, and listening ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent early work from Giorgio Moroder – recorded in the pre-disco years, with a trippy rock style that mixes electronics and some surprisingly soulful guitar work! The overall style is almost a prog take on the beat group sound with some poppy touches – a cool blend that was shared ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet electric blues from Albert King – recorded with some great full production, in a burning Memphis style that's got plenty of soul in the mix as well! The set's got a quality level that takes it past some of the cliche-ridden blues of the time – really soulful overall, with a sound ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has moderate wear, with a sticker & fully split bottom seam.)
Game ... LP Elektra, 1980. Very Good- ...
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
Incredible work from Nico – easily one of her most haunting albums ever, and a huge step forward even from the sublime Chelsea Girl record! John Cale produced and arranged the album, and plays some extra-spooky harmonium throughout – an instrument that's got the same low, dead tones as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet collection of crisp, uptempo Philly disco, from the Baker Harris Young production team, with a thumpin' Tom Moulton mix. Nine party and club groovers, with some nice ensemble harmonies over the top, a few that you've heard a million times, but if nothing else, they'll bring back memories ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner of a solo album from Diana Ross – one that has her working beautifully with the team of Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson – really taking off here into some wonderful new territory! The Ashford & Simpson sound is very much in place here – a soaring, joyous approach ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and a partially split spine.)
Great late work from Joe – one of the few fine albums he cut with backing by the orchestra of Thad Jones – somewhere between his most swinging work with Basie, and the groovier sound of later years. The tunes are short, jazzy, and feature Joe hitting some wonderful strides – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album of funky blues rock with a heavy fuzzy guitar sound! Neil Merryweather's out front on bass and vocals – but the guitar and drums really kick up the groove, rolling around in a stoned-out SF groove that makes this way more than just your typical blues rock session. Titles ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and wear on the spine.)
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing in the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)
The cover co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and moisture staining along the bottom.)
A very important crossover soul album – a huge hit for Otis Redding that was released after his tragic death in December 1967 – but it's also hard to say if it would have had the impact it did had Redding not passed while the LP was still in production. In a way, the record sort of set ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Volt pressing. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)
A collection of Ramsey's work on Cadet/Argo that focuses mostly on the groovy uptempo tracks from the mid 60s – when Lewis had cracked the pop instrumental charts with soulful versions of bigger hits. Titles include "The In Crowd", "Function At The Junction", "Soul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Latin Hustle king Eddie Drennon move much more solidly into disco with this LP – especially on the title track, an up-tempo club remake of the Ellington classic "It Don't Mean A Thing". Still, the album's got some nice funky tracks that are pretty nice – like "Disco ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a name in marker on both sides. Labels have some pen.)
Hard heavy soul from The Wicked Pickett – and virtually a blueprint for the heavier sound of Muscle Shoals to come! Rick Hall and Tom Dowd produced the material, and tracks include classics like "Mustang Sally", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Funky Broadway", "Soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)
Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds —
Blue Hour ... LP Blue Note, 1960. Good+ ...
During the early 60s, Blue Note wisely cut a number of sessions that took advantage of their soulful in-house rhythm trio The Three Sounds. The group recorded more than a few successful albums under their own name – but they also did a few great records that feature them backing up a more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear with a cut corner.)
One of their many fantastic live sets from The Lighthouse – just about all of which are excellent. This one's one of their best, and features a few beautiful longer tracks that have a spiritual soulful vibe that you don't always get from the group. These tracks include "Native ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual session from the great Clare Fischer – although probably his best-known record as well! Clare cut many other jazz sides in a smaller, more intimate setting – but this album features his full talents as a larger arranger – working with a hip ensemble, and turning in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Here's where it all happens – the huge culmination of all the years of heavy funk and psychedelic soul created by George Clinton and the P-Funk empire – fused into an amazingly tight groove that helped win over much bigger audiences than ever before! The album title and cover are very ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some staining and peeling due to moisture along the top 3 inches.)
Morton Subotnick —
Touch ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- ...
Late 60s genius from electronician Morton Subotnick – a spare and extended piece that's filled with plenty of great analogue bits! The feel of the work is very bubbling and rhythmic – electronic notes clattering together with a really earthy feel – then sliding into more spacey ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a sticker remanant.)
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers —
Heat! ... LP Prestige, 1968. Good+ ...
Brilliant work from Pucho and his legendary Soul Brothers group of the 60s – a record that's beyond definition – as it combines Latin, soul, jazz, and even a few funky touches – all into one totally amazing sound! This one really gets all the elements right – and the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has half split seams and marker on back.)
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – definitely all you need, if you're looking for Motown duet work of the 60s! The album's possibly the best-remembered from the pair – filled with classics that really define the Marvin duo mode – sublime little tunes that have Gaye and Terrell ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has some center splitting in the spine.)
One of our favorite Lee Morgan albums – and one of his least known! Recorded in the crucial last 5 years of his life, this album is a sparkling mix of hard bop, soul jazz, and slight bits of modernism – that magical mix that Lee was hitting as he reached farther and farther with his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has wear with unglued seams & a sticker on the back.)
Classic Texas blues from Clarence Gatemouth Brown – with titles that include "Gate's Salty Blues", "She Winked Her Eye", "Just Got Lucky", "You Got Money", "Okie Dokie Stomp", "Just Before Dawn", and "Sad Hour". (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
Sadao Watanabe & Charlie Mariano —
Iberian Waltz ... LP Takt (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A rare recording from Charlie Mariano's "lost" years in Japan – an under-documented period of his career next to earlier American work and later 70s European fusion! At the time of the set, Charlie was living in Japan with (then) wife pianist Toshiko Akioshi – and opening up ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that may have never hit the radio city it wished for in the title – but a classic that's gone onto have an undeniable influence on so many scenes and styles over the years! This sublime second set from Big Star is even leaner and more focused than the first – a record that has ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title cut may well be the biggest tune The Turtles ever recorded – but the whole album's overflowing with the group's brilliance – and their wonderful ear for offbeat tunes for the Sunshine Pop generation! As with "Happy Together", there's a nice edge to a lot of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic Vee Jay material from Jimmy Reed – with tracks that include "Found Love", "A New Leaf", "Oh John", "Bright Lights Big City", "String To Your Heart", "Going By The River", and "Honest I Do". (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
The G-Unit heavy (naturally) soundtrack to 50's semi-autobiographical film debut! Tracks include "Hustler's Ambition", "Window Shopper", "Talk About Me", "When It Rains It Pours" and "Best Friend" by 50 Cent, "Things Change" by Spider Loc ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the undisputed 70s classics from John Prine – a set mostly recorded down in Nashville, but at a level that still keeps Prine's wit and Chicago sensibilities firmly intact! The instrumentation here is a bit augmented from before – with help from the great Reggie Young on guitar, ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
David Murray —
3D Family ... LP Hat Hut, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A key recording from the early years of David Murray – a sharp-edged trio recording that instantly placed him in a strong lineage of tenor improvisers that includes Sonny Rollins and Albert Ayler! The record's a live date – recorded at the Wilisau Jazz Festival in 1978 with a trio that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Van Halen —
5150 ... LP Warner, 1986. Very Good+ ...
One of the greatest mainstream rock and roll debuts of all time – and a record that still blows away just about any other later work by The Pretenders! The set's got this raw, sneering power that's neither punk, nor new wave – but which seems to be very much of that moment – a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes the classics "Baltimore", "Old Man On The Farm", "Kathleen", "In Germany Before The War", and "Texas Girl At The Funeral Of Her Father". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)
Walter Hawkins & The Love Center Choir —
Love Alive ... LP Light, 1975. Very Good ...
One of the biggest gospel albums of the 70s – a record that has Hawkins working with the Love Center Choir, in this righteous mode that helped to re-infuse the gospel choir sound with all the rich growth that had taken place in soul music at the time. Some tracks are quite long – very ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tom Scott blows it out strongly here – really hitting the right sort of smooth jazzy vibe to make the album one of his classics from the 70s! As on all Tom's work, the reed sound is still nice and sharp – that edge that appeared way back when Tom was doing great studio work in his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Turner & Count Basie —
Bosses ... LP Pablo, 1974. Very Good ...
A record we'd never part with – and easily our favorite album ever from The Who! Quadrophenia represents the group at its peak from all perspectives – songwriting, performance, and even studio presence – as the album's got a sonic sensibility that few other albums of the time can ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Snide, surly and cathartic genius from the Sex Pistols – a record with a legacy as eternal as any rock album, punk or otherwise – all the more stunning, given it's the band's lone studio album! One classic after another, including "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Talib returns with another very strong full length set – lyrics blazing like wildfire, enveloped by beats by Dave West, Kanye, the Neptunes, Hi Tek, Just Blaze and others! Kweli has assembled a laundry list of capital names to man the boards on these tracks, but the producers collectively ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This one plays more like a Roc posse LP than a Jay album, with Memph Bleek and the ever rugged Beanie Siegel prominently featured throughout the album. 16 tracks in all from the height of the "hot" sound, with the breakout Neptunes hit "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We know Bostic's organ numbers are the stuff of mainstream dancefloors – but we never tire of digging up these old King LPs, just to hear his raspy-edged alto and fat tone on the organ! 14 numbers in all, from LPs and 45s, including "That's The Groovy Thing (parts 1 & 2)", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weather Report —
Mr Gone ... LP Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Life ... LP Kama Sutra, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A 70s classic from Exuma – one of those singers that's so hard to categorize, we can only describe his work as "Exuma-like"! The set has Ex working in a blend of soul, rock, folk, and some island touches – more focused and song-based than on some of his earlier work, but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 50s album that issues some killer combo material by Bird! One half of the album features work by a group that includes Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown, and Kenny Clarke – and the other features Parker with Miles Davis, Walter Bishop Jr, Max Roach, and Teddy Kotick. Tracks are short ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album