Pop soul from the Alessi brothers – bright, upbeat and glossy groovers that sound sweeter that we would have imagined all these years – with tight songcraft, hooks you can't shake if you try, and played by some all star musicians - Larry Carlton, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Lenny Castro and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm wonderful work from America – keenly collaborating here with producer George Martin, who helps them take their already-great sound into a whole new dimension! Martin's got a wonderfully smooth touch on his studio work here – cool, compressed, and just right for the group's harmony ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
A great lost record of minimalist club – a set that we'd rank right up there with classics by Arthur Russell, Liquid Liquid, or some of the other most creative talents on the New York scene at the start of the 80s! As with work by those other two artists, there's an experimental approach ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
Gladys Knight & The Pips —
Anthology ... LP Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice 2LP set that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. Includes their original version of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)
One of the few US releases by this European flute player who mixed jazz, classical, funk, and rock styles, and who was a major player in the group Focus. This set's a fairly subdued set of tracks, but has an excellent mellow sound, with large backing, in the style of some of the Italian ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dusty off the deep end – working in an early 80s style that's part pop, part late disco, and part new wave. The sound is UK pop charts, circa 1981 – minus post punk, reggae, and all the other interesting things that were going on at the time. Imagine Sheena Easton's earlier albums, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Loggins & Messina —
Full Sail ... LP Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A great mix of sophisticated pop and lighter, more tropical numbers – and one of the best albums ever to emerge from the union of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina! The album's got a special place in our heart, thanks to the classic tune "Pathway To Glory" – an extended, slow-buil ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by Three Dog Night – issued hot on the heels of the first, and with a similar heavy-rock trippy-pop kind of approach! The album's surprisingly nice – and with soulful overtones that you wouldn't expect, sounding a bit like parts of early work by Chicago or Blood Sweat ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bad Manners —
Klass ... LP MCA, 1981. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
An odd little session for Miles Davis – playing here with a great group, but one that's made up of musicians who are all uncommon sidemen for him, even at this early point in his career! Britt Woodman (a nom-du-date?) is on trombone, and Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones are in the rhythm ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Part Time Love", "You'll Need Another Favor", "Zig Zag Lightning", "If You Love Me", "Double Or Nothing", "Since I Found A New Love", "Somebody's Got To Pay", "I Know You Hear Me Calling", "Sometimey ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One side of prime Count Basie, with Joe Williams on vocals – another side of Dizzy Gillspie working here with a sweet large group, and arrangements from Quincy Jones and Ernie Wilkins! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear & aging.)
Lennie Tristano —
Continuity ... LP Jazz Records, 1958/1964. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Rare work from Lennie Tristano – some brilliant recordings made at the Half Note in 1958 and 1964, all of which feature Warne Marsh in the group on tenor sax! The first half of the set features Lennie's piano with Marsh's tenor – in a cool quartet with Henry Grimes on bass and Paul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet 70s fusion from John Tropea – a tightly-crafted album, but one that's never too slick, and which still has plenty of soul! Tropea's that rare breed who actually sounds better with a bit more polish – and he seems to draw magically from the high quality of studio support he gets ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has pen on the front.)
A great collection of bop sides from 40s LA – tracks that ostensibly feature Cole on piano, jamming with Lester Young on tenor and Red Callender on bass! Oddly, no other players are listed in the notes – even though there's clearly a drummer and trumpeter on the session – so it's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy maroon label pressing. Cover has heavy wear & taped seams.)
Rick James fires it up at the end of the 70s – stepping out at full star power that has him rivaling the strength of Bootsy Collins at Warner, and paving the way for the rise of Prince in the early 80s! As with Prince, James' version of funk here is a bit offbeat – lots of riffing ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An collection of classic work by Dave's group with Paul Desmond – featuring 5 tunes from West Side Story, inlcuding "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty", plus others from shows and standards. The group, as usual, really opens up the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Gene Ammons —
My Way ... LP Prestige, Early 70s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
Although late in the Prestige jazz funk years, and not in the small combo mode of some of Ammons' best early 70s sides, this is still an excellent batch of tracks – thanks to hip arrangements from Bill (William S?) Fisher! The format's almost in a Kudu/CTI mode, as larger arrangements ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little set of Latin jazz – and one of the strongest albums ever from flute man Hubert Laws! At the time of this recording, Laws was playing with Mongo Santamaria's group – and for this second solo outing, he borrows a lot of grooves from Mongo's bag – and also hits a few ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A nice funky soul album by Eddie – who by this point was really electrifying his sax, playing a bit of piano, and even singing in a range of different styles. The best moments are those that kind of push the envelope technique-wise – operating with a lot of different effects on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dream of a record from Crown Heights Affair – the group's classic first set, and maybe as fine a batch of early club work you could ever hope to find! Like so many of the east coast acts at the start of the disco generation, these guys are a well-trained funk ensemble, playing at a faster ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
John Coltrane —
Transition ... LP Impulse, 1965. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
There's no sense of "transition" here – as the album's an incredibly solid one, and stands with John Coltrane's best mid 60s work for Impulse – even if the session wasn't issued by the label until after his early death! The work builds strongly on the Love Supreme vibe – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has wear, waviness & flaking.)
A record that was initially thought by some as a cheap cash-in on the Sgt Peppers concept – but an album that, to us, really helped set The Rolling Stones free to express themselves in so many new and amazing ways! There's definitely a bit of the hippie vibe to the set at times – such ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the 3-D cover, including the inner sleeve.)
A late 80s winner from The Whispers – one of the few 70s groups who really found a way to keep themselves going strong into the next decade! The album gave the group their super-huge hit "Rock Steady" – possibly their biggest mainstream success ever – and it's got the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic recordings by Jamal's early trio – with Israel Crosby on bass and Ray Crawford on guitar. Tracks include "Squeeze Me", "Perfida", "Love For Sale", "Rico Pulpa", "Autumn Leaves", "Don't Blame Me", and "Black Beauty". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & splitting.)