Art's sure making sure his lady gets her due on this one! But apart from an unweildy title, the album's a great set of smooth mellow soul numbers – very much in the vein you'd expect from having "love" repeated so many times in the title. Backing is tighter than on Arthur's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has moderate wear & a promo stamp.)
ADC Band take a long stroke on the funky bass – borrowing all the best P-Funk elements from their Detroit counterparts – but also helping the music find a tighter, more focused groove too! ADC were a key part of that post-Parliament/Funkadelic generation who used George Clinton's best ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well titled album for the group, as they seem to come on here stronger than ever – really burning with a firm approach to the dancefloor, one that comes across with less of the gimmicks than you might expect from a major label funk act at the time! The album's produced by Mass Production, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Once again, Cannon proves that it's not the song, it's the singer! This set of tunes from the hit musical Fiddler On The Roof should be schmaltzy – but thanks to the quality of the group (a great sextet with Nat Adderley, Charles Lloyd, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes), and thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally great set by Cannonball Adderley – one of his funkiest albums ever, recorded live at Operation Breadbasket under the supervision of Jesse Jackson, and a session in which the band is cooking a lot more than on some of their other albums from the time! The set grooves hard with some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a bit of a mouthful, but a good description of the way Cannonball was presented in the years before his soul jazz groove firmly kicked in! The "hi fi" is a bit overstated – as the album's pretty much of a straight jazz record, featuring Cannon blowing lead solos in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks recorded back in 1955 as two separate albums and reissued here on this 2LP set. Adderley and his alto sax are joined by Donald Byrd on trumpet, Nat Adderley on cornet, Jerome Richardson on tenor sax and flute, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you ever needed a key example of the genius of Cannonball on Capitol Records, this tight little set may well be it! The record's got all the best elements of a Cannon classic firmly in place – production by David Axelrod, electric piano by Joe Zawinul, and some tremendously soulful work ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real treat for Cannonball Adderley fans in the years after his passing – vintage live material recorded in 1960, right at a time when Adderley was really finding his groove! The lineup here features a classic quintet – with brother Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cannonball Adderley with Nancy Wilson & Lou Rawls —
In Person ... LP Capitol, 1968. Very Good ...
Almost everything soulful at Capitol Records in the mid 60s – packed together in one sweet little place! The set's a winner in a great line of Cannonball Adderley live dates from the time – produced by David Axelrod, and done with that great mix of angular, slightly electric groove the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)
Nat Adderley —
Hummin' ... LP Little David, 1976. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A really brilliant little record from Nat Adderley – one that shows him shaking off the groove gotten from brother Cannonball, and finding some great space all on his own! The setting here is tight and funky – at a level that's a bit more arranged than a small combo soul jazz session, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet and breezy flute from Jeff Afdem – a nearly-forgotten player with a great sound! On this 60s-pop styled set, Jeff blows with a tone that kind of predates later work by Hubert Laws – hitting a sweet A&M/CTI sort of groove, with flute solos leading out over larger ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a moderate portion of black marker in one corner and a sticker.)
Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band —
Insights ... LP RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A classic set of modern big band tracks from the group led by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and reedman Lew Tabackin – long tracks, all written by Toshiko, and played by the group with a style that's at once dark, lyrical, and swinging. Soloists include Dick Spencer, Gary Foster, and Bill Perkins ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alive were one of the hippest all-female combos of their time – and although they were marginalized in the womyn's music ghetto for most of their career, they've got a great sound that's been rediscovered over the years by crate-diggers and jazz dancers! This first album is a gem through and ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two early, rootsy Mose Allison sides, brought together by Milestone/Prestige in the 70s for this repackage. Most of this set is instrumental bluesy piano trio numbers, but Mose busts out with some vocals and even a spot of trumpet on a couple numbers, including an early version of his signature ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record by Mose Allison – with some good funky tracks! The real key here is the fact that Mose plays electric piano and is working in a hip trio with Billy Cobham playing some funky and soulful drums! We don't know what kind of piano Mose is using, but on the tracks where he's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff – and proof that there's way more to America than just their classic singles! The sound of the trio is the sweet sound of 70s pop at its best – wonderful harmonies, with a heartfelt quality that's never cloying at all – produced to perfection, yet never too slick, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from America – the kind of record that forever transformed the sound of the mainstream in the 70s! There's a balance here that's completely sublime, right from the start – a summation of all that went before in popular music, wrapped up into a whole new sound that's light ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bossa with a great American twist! Nancy Ames was an American pop singer of the 60s – one who did mostly folksy tunes with a light California feel, and who here is coming up with some great bossa nova numbers, set to arrangements by Stu Phillips! The package has all the sunniness of a ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dang! Poor Gene Ammons kept getting stuck with albums that had titles which referenced his prison time! Fortunately, the quality of this one's good enough to live past the stupid name – and the record has Gene blowing with a larger group of west coast soul jazz players, arranged by Bobby ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A more laidback set than usual from Ammons' early 70s stretch on Prestige – but a record that nicely gets back to that big-toned tenor sound he used often on ballads from earlier years! The combo mixes both electric piano and organ – the former from Hank Jones, the latter from Ernie ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some pen & radio station letters.)
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a small sticker, a bit of pen, and a Preview Copy stamp.)
Kind of an obscure session by Ammons – most likely recorded in that jumble of contracts and conflicting label arrangements in the early 60s – a time when Jug actually did some of his best work! There's no players listed on the notes – which is sometimes typical for these early ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl has some foggy spots on side 1, and a bit of marker on the label.)
Gene Ammons & Dexter Gordon —
Chase! ... LP Prestige, 1971. Near Mint- ...
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Back cover has a small fold the paste-on.)
These two tenor giants meet in the period slightly before Ammons death, and they're grouped with some of the younger funky players on Prestige, like Leon Spencer, Idris Muhammad, and George Freeman. The sound is fairly traditional, but there's some nice funky moments. Tracks include "Out Of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker and a mark from sticker removal. Label has some marker.)
A strange record by Curtis Amy! The album changes the style from his smaller soul jazz albums – and mostly features his hard sax solos over larger orchestrations by Camarata. The shift here is typical of the move that Amy made (along with other LA jazz players) to more studio oriented work ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has an Urgent stamp and a small section cut from the surface on back.)
Sweet trumpet work from one of Duke Ellington's best sidemen – done for Mercury in 1958 with some very tight arrangements by Anderson and Ernie Wilkins – all in a mode that show's a bit of Cat's Ellington association, but which also opens up in some other swinging modes – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a couple of small seam splits, the remnants of a sticker, and a stain on the back.)
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Later work from Brian Auger's Oblivion Express group – really pushing the envelope from previous work with a soaring blend of fusion and soul! The keyboards are still very firmly at the front of the sound – stretching out a lot from Brian's original work on organ – and the group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool little record – possibly the best cut by tenor player Georgie Auld, and a gimmicky session that actually works wonderfully! Georgie's blowing in the lead on tenor – and he's got Latin backings by the Jud Conlin Rhythmaires, who also sing along on the tracks in a male/female ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)
In case you don't get the joke, the title's a play on the fact that Atlantic Records had just been acquired by Warner Communications – now fully a major label at the end of the 70s! That fact doesn't stop the album from being a good one, though – and AWB work here with Arif Mardin on a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not as freewheeling as Nick's Montreal Scene album, but a record that has some nice solos over slinky rhythms – including a few that sound oddly exotic with Ayoub's phrasing! Some tracks have a jerk or soul instrumental vibe – but the set also features a sublime take on "Misirlou&q ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing. Cover is in great shape.)
Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwicke/Artie Butler —
Love Machine ... LP Scepter, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ...
Fantastic! This great Burt Bacharach score to an obscure film has some of his most fantastic orchestrations ever. The sound is cool, breezy, and with some amazing changes that make you gasp anew at his genius. Dionne Warwick sings on some tracks, and it's nice to hear her do material that you're ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Factory Sealed sticker.)
Don Backy —
Fantasia ... LP CGD (Italy), 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
A important record from Joan Baez – one that has the singer expanding her sound, but in all the right possible ways – bringing in some Nashville elements to her folksy roots! The record features some larger backings arranged by producer Norbert Putnam – with bits of strings, The ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joan Baez, back when she was really pretty darn amazing – a young, fresh, powerful force in 60s folk music! The set features Baez on vocals and guitar – with additional electric guitar on a few tracks, a bit of mandolin, and some bass. Includes great readings of Dylan tunes "Farew ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)
Joan Baez —
Joan ... LP Vanguard, 1967. Near Mint- ...
(Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen on the back.)
Joan Baez —
Noel ... LP Vanguard, 1966. Very Good+ ...
One of Gato Barbieri's later recordings – but don't hold that against it! The set's a smoother effort than most of Gato's earlier work, but it's also still pretty darn soulful – done in a way that allows plenty of space for his raspy reed work on tenor to flow over the top of larger ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, a promo sticker, and a clear tape along the seams.)
Searing live work from Gato Barbieri – a brilliant little album that follows on the spirit of his other Latin America sessions for Impulse! The format here is similar to those studio outings – an organic blend of percussion, keyboards, and sax – all bubbling together in a highly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from Gato Barbieri's legendary exploration of Latin American sounds for Impulse Records – a set that's heavy on Cuban influences, thanks to arrangements from the mighty Chico O'Farrill! The sound is sublime – a bit fuller than some of Gato's other albums in the run, but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It must have cost Barrabas plenty to make the heart-shaped manhole on the cover of this album – but given the sound of the grooves, the money was well worth it! The set's a fair bit tighter than their earliest work from Spain – but also a great direction for their styles – one ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great showcase for all the hip keyboardists working at Columbia Records at the time – Kenny Barron, Charles Earland, Rodney Franklin, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Bob James, and Ramsey Lewis – plus appearances by Bobby Hutcherson and Arthur Blythe! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Claudja's tightening things up a bit from her debut for Salsoul – going for a sound that's got a bit more of a straight-ahead soul approach, but which still features a sweet Euro disco style overall! Arrangements are by Jorg Evers, who makes the record sound like it was arranged by a guy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album