A post-Curtis Mayfield album by The Impressions – but one that crackles with the raw righteousness of Curtis' first few solo albums on Curtom! Mayfield's place here is held by the amazing Leroy Hutson – one of our favorite soul talents of the 70s, really sparkling here in the trio ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original pressing – with poster! Cover has a small cutout mark.)
An excellent session from vibist Teddy Charles – cut here under the name of the Prestige Jazz Quartet, an ensemble that featured Mal Waldron on piano, Addison Farmer on bass, and Jerry Segal on drums. Like most of Charles' important modernist work from the mid and late 50s, this set's got a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Gary McFarland – much more serious than some of his whimsical bossa sides, but also a stunning example of the depths of his talents! The group on the session isn't really an "orchestra" – just a combo with Gary on vibes, Bill Evans on piano, Jim Hall on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing!)
Curtis Mayfield —
Curtis ... LP Curtom, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Curtis Mayfield's first solo album after leaving the Impressions, and it's a firey album of political soul that shows just how much he was holding back when he was with the group. The tracks are longer, angrier, more experimental, and a lot more funky. Standout tracks include "If There's a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great original pressing! Cover has a cutout mark, but this is a very nice copy overall.)
This is John Keating's electronic masterpiece – and it's filled with a fantastic mix of funky rhythms, big band orchestrations, and wild spacey electronics! The record was one of the EMI Studio 2 gems that got the whole Sound Gallery going, and it still sound great today. There's a few ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Angry Eyes", "Be Free", "Vahevala", "Peace Of Mind", "Danny's Song", and "Your Mama Don't Dance". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
George Benson —
Blue Benson ... LP Verve/Polydor, 1968/1976. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A sweet 70s collection of late 60s work from George Benson – tracks recorded in 1968 for Verve, originally from the albums Giblet Gravy and Goodies! The set list here really does a great job of picking out the best numbers – the kind of clean, lean tunes that were pushing Benson from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massively wonderful work from the mighty Hugh Masekela – easily one of his hippest, most soulful sessions ever! This double-length gem really has Hugh letting go – moving way beyond the pop modes of the late 60s, into a long-flowing, open-rolling groove that's played by a spare quintet ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by this legendary 70s funk combo – best known as Herbie Hancock's backing band, but sounding great here on their own. The album's much more of a solid soul effort than the first one – which was great, but felt more like Herbie had stepped out of the studio for a minute ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 Broadway pressing, SD 8236. Cover has a Gold Record Award sticker and a tracklist sticker.)
2XS ... LP A&M, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A tremendous debut from this overlooked late 60s group from the UK – a powerhouse that would later go onto fuel bigger groups like Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and Uriah Heep! This initial outing has a surprisingly soulful feel at times – still very rockish in the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album attempt to recreate the live Dead experience! Long jams as only Jerry and crew could play them – with cuts that include "Dark Star", "The Eleven", "Feedback", "Turn On Your Love Light", and "We Bid You Goodnight". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
A legendary collection – featuring early singles that helped shape the sound of SST Records, and the American punk scene in general! Features seminal sounds from Minutemen, Black Flag, Overkill, Husker Du, Stains, Meat Puppets, Saccharine Trust, and Wurm. (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Early pressing – no barcode! Cover has light wear.)
Stunning early work from Joe Jackson – much more hard-edged than you might expect! There's a nice bite here – and tracks include "Fools In Love", "Pretty Girls", "Happy Loving Couples", "Sunday Papers", "One More Time", and "Is She ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lou Reed's maybe a bit more subtle here than during his years with the Velvet Underground, and his earliest solo records – but he also has this new sort of maturity that really points the way forward to the years to come! Coney Island Baby further marks the continuing legacy of Lou Reed as a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a mark from sticker removal.)
Haunting work from the years immediately before the collapse of Yugoslavia – the first full album by the group Laibach, a key part of the artists collective known as Neue Slowenische Kunst. The album's perhaps the group's most jarring – with lots of very noisy passages, and turgid ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
An amazing record – one that we love to death over the years – and which never lets us down! There's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Their second live LP, with "Psycho Killer", "Swamp", "Slippery People", "Burning Down The House", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Once In A Lifetime", "What A Day That Was", 'Life During Wartime" and "Take Me To The River" ... (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
One lengthy and one shorter compositions for a medium sized ensemble of improvising heavies consisting of Braxtonand Evan Parer on reeds, Bobby Naughton on vibes, Joelle Leandre on bass, Gerry Hemingway on percussion and Paul Smoker and George Lewis on brass. Recorded live at Victoriaville: " ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant bit of psychedelia – still as fresh today as it was many decades back – and the crowning achievement of Pink Floyd during the early Syd Barrett years! The album's got all the best elements of the group firmly in place – the penchant for long-jamming tracks that still ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy stuff from the Capitol heyday of the late 60s! The record ostensibly gives TV star (from "U.N.C.L.E.") David McCallum a chance to conduct a set of groovy instrumentals – but David Axelrod produced the album, and HB Barnum did some of the arrangements in the same groovy ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a lightly stained corner.)
One of a host of ambitious albums cut by maestro Alec Costandinos at the end of the 70s for Casablanca – just the kind of full-service records that must have helped to bankrupt the label, but which end up still sounding pretty great after all these years! Alec's working here with a full ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tight little record from one of the under-sung groups of the late AOR generation – a set that's filled with well-penned songs, and plenty of catchy hooks! Straight Lines are almost in territory of bigger groups like Journey or Jefferson Starship – but also have a slightly looser vibe ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Haunting work by the enigmatic Gurdjieff – pulled from lost wire and tape recordings, and beautifully remastered for the set! Gurdjieff was perhaps known best for his work as a mystic, philosopher, and spiritualist – but he also had an amazing approach to the harmonium, one that was ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer collection of cuts from one of the most important soul clubs in the UK during the 70s – the legendary Blackpool Mecca – home to plenty a great Northern Soul record, but also a place where DJs were trying out some of the new sounds of the time as well! As a result, this ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hotbed of soul tracks that played big at the legendary Golden Torch – one of the most famous hotspots for Northern Soul on the British scene at the end of the 60s! But as with the best Brit clubs of its type, the music here is all American – a choice collection of under-discovered ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heartbreaking sounds from the Abatwa – one of the most endangered peoples in Africa, recorded here in the heart of contemporary Rwanda as part of the Hidden Musics series on Glitterbeat! The collection is incredibly rootsy – like older ethnographic work, but recorded with much more ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost treasure from Lee Morgan – three superb tracks that were initially issued as one side of a split record done with John Coltrane – at a time when neither of them were really signed to the Roulette Records label! That obscurity led both sets of material to quickly disappear from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare work from the mighty Loma Records label – including a few never-issued tracks from the Los Angeles powerhouse of soul! Loma's music has already been compiled strongly on the previous three volumes in this series, but this volume maybe goes even further – to offer up a batch of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the best 70s albums from these two great musicians – a spare set of duos performances recorded live at Montreux – away from any of the studio trappings that both players often found themselves involved with! There's almost an ECM vibe to the record – as the vibes of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo sticker and a cut corner.)
An unimpeachable metal masterpiece! Master Of Puppets is one of the rare cases when the critical and popular consensuses match right up and are both right on the money – there's just no arguing against this being considered one of the greatest, most influential, and surprisingly timeless ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of greatest heavy metal albums of all time – a pioneering blast of mid 80s thrash from Metallica at an early peak! Say what you will about Metallica's later career triumphs and failures, there's no overstating how huge their impact was on metal and hard rock early on, and their best few ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Blackened.)
Neil Young —
Harvest ... LP Reprise, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Heart Of Gold", "Old Man", "The Needle & The Damage Done", "Are You Ready For The Country", and "A Man Needs A Maid". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Neil Young Archives pressing, including the insert.)
A split LP – with one classic album, and a great organ date too! First up is all the material from Smokin At The Half Note, including some (then) unreleased tracks. The set is one of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The incredible third album from The Velvet Underground – and maybe our favorite of all their albums together – even though this one is far less weird or experimental than the rest! After their initial foray with Nico, and their bombastic sonic experiments on White Light/White Heat, the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful early bit of psychedelia from an academic perspective – a record that features Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert – all reading from the book The Psychedelic Experience A Manual Based On The Tibetan Book Of The Dead! The album's divided up into two sections ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Folkways pressing, including the booklet. Cover has a bumped corner.)
Sweet CTI grooving from George Benson – one of his hardest-hitting albums of the time! In a way, the record returns George to his early years at CTI – particularly the album Beyond The Blue Horizon – as the set's got a stripped down smaller group, working in a tight blend of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Billy Hart —
Enchance ... LP A&M/Horizon, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Pretty hip stuff from drummer Billy Hart – and a record that mixes New York loft jazz traditions with a warmer sense of soul jazz that was being forged by some of the players on the record. Players like Don Pullen, Eddie Henderson, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Dewey Redman, and Oliver Lake come ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album of Memphis soul – and a full length set that helped redefine the sound of instrumental music in the 60s! The record's a monumental follow-up to Booker T & The MGs' huge hit single "Green Onions" – an extremely seductive organ-based instrumental that the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing. Cover has marker through the barcode.)
One of the best-ever albums by this incredible soul duo! Sam & Dave may have been one of the bigger names on the 60s scene, but they also had a sheer raw soul approach that blew away most of their contemporaries – a way of trading vocal lines then combining them that infused their songs ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing. Cover has marker through the barcode.)
A legendary collaboration between Otis Redding and Carla Thomas – the former of whom was definitely the king of the Memphis soul scene at the time of the record's release, and the latter of whom was certainly going for the title of queen with her power on the record! Carla here is a lot more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram gold vinyl pressing. Cover has marker through the barcode.)
Fantastic work from the team of Ted Curson and Bill Barron – a rare French session from 1964, one that captures all the brilliance of their American work from the early 60s! The set features the pair playing in an extremely fragmented mode – no doubt inspired by the recent loss of Eric ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A double-length collection of work from one of the greatest electro pop bands ever! Depeche Mode took the darkness of the UK post-punk years, and found a way to make everything bright, groovy, and downright danceable – all while doing a surprisingly good job of keeping their composure, even ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great later swinger from Phil Woods – a tight acoustic session recorded for the Denon label in Japan, and put together with a really classic feel overall! Wood's alto is amazing – sharp and fluid right from the start, and set up with a crack group that includes Tom Harrell on trumpet ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from the most famous mom in Harper Valley – with titles that include "That's How It Is From Him & Me", "What Was Her Name", "The Party Of Honey", "Edna Burgoo", "Whatever Happened To Charlie Brown", "Box Of ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool collection – Japanese-only, and filled with some rare moments from the Atlantic Records catalog of the 60s! Titles include "Love Have Mercy" by Mike Williams, Don't Take My Sunshine" by JP Robinson, "I Can't Live Without You" by Soul Brothers Six, "Yo ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album