The movie, about a poetry-writing drug dealer, didn't last too long at the box office, but it was a good excuse for another hip hop soundtrack. This time most of songs have at least a little to do with the movie (like Noreaga's "Thug Poetry.) Most of the songs don't appear on any other LP. ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner.)
Tasty small group work from Groove – with Mr Holmes himself on organ, and the great Larry Willis on electric piano – coming up with a twin electric organ/piano sound that's similar to the one that Groove used on his Comin On Home LP for Blue Note. The difference here is that things ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A live set recorded in 1965 – and more straight ahead soul jazz than Lou's later funk work on Blue Note, even though Leo Morris/Idris Muhammad is on drums. The album is a nice transitional session, though, with a good lounge jazz feel, and some nice long cuts like "Fried Buzzard", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover & label have a drill hole.)
Wonderful stuff – way more than just an easy instrumental album, and a great batch of exotic tunes with lots of jazzy touches! There's enough of the Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman influence here – but Rex and group take the sound a lot further, by playing like a true small combo, and ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Billy Larkin & The Delegates —
Dr. Feelgood ... LP World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good- ...
Billy Larkin plays soul jazz instrumentals with The Delgates, and the group's joined by singer Ralph Black on a number of cuts. Black's style is ok, but the group's strong point is still their funky jazzy material. This LP sports a few originals – like "Way Cross Town" and "He ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last great records by Johnny Guitar Watson – and an album that's got some wonderfully subdued moments, which is a real relief after some of the too-funky bits on some of his other sets from the late 70s! Johnny returns to the tight soul of the mid 70s Fantasy LPs – still ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimmy Witherspoon pays tributes to his roots in rhythm and blues – but he does so in a wonderful way, by bringing a more jazz-focused approach to the material here – thanks to some nice tenor work from Ben Webster! Back in the 60s, Witherspoon always sat easily on the fence between ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing.)
Prologue ... LP Sovereign/Capitol, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band —
Insights ... LP RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ...
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
One of Art Farmer's hippest albums of the 70s – thanks to some incredible work from the rhythm section! The tracks here are all quite skittish and grooving – not really funky, but flowing with a wonderful sort of energy – and bouncing along on the bottom with more drive than you ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful group soul vocals effort from the Persuasions in the early 70s – working in a throwback acapella mode, but still with a fresh feel – thanks to a hip dawn of the 70s sound, and a stripped-down feel that you'd probably have never gotten back in the day! It's amazing how fresh ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with some pen. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, with some waviness from moisture.)
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of George Shearing's wonderful Latin LPs for Capitol – a wonderful record filled with complicated changes that go way beyond the usual mambo and cha cha grooves – and a mix of vibes, piano, and percussion that went onto inspire countless other groups at the time! The tracks have a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album