Seminal Italian horror soundtrack music from Goblin! By this point, the band had completely evolved from a prog-oriented jazz rock band, into a group that was very well suited to handle a diverse array of movie scores and horror themes. The keyboards are still at the core – and there's a ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sufferer ... LP Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
About January 18, 2019
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harvey Mandel —
Righteous ... LP Philips/Purple Pyramid, 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
About January 18, 2019
A very nice album of electric guitar groovers from a young Harvey Mandel! The record has less of the trippy dippy feel of Harvey's later albums – and instead has some nice tight jazzy arrangments, with his soulful guitar soloing over the top. Abe "Voco" Kesh produced the record ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare European performances by Ben Webster, mostly from the tail end of the 60s – mostly small combo, but a few with larger groups too. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Sahib Shihab —
Sentiments ... LP Storyville (Denmark), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
About January 22, 2019
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Shortlived supergroup featuring songwriter and producer geniuses Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, John Hiatt & Jim Keitner! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive.)
Warren Zevon —
Warren Zevon ... LP Asylum/Rhino, 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
On January 22, 2019
An early gem from Warren Zevon – produced by Jackson Browne, with cuts that include "Frank & Jesse James", "Mohammed's Radio", "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", "Carmelita", and "Backs Turned Looking Down The Path". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
The classic debut album by the DOC, from the glory days of Ruthless Records – one of the few records on the label to live up to the brilliance of NWA at their height! Dr Dre handles the production here – and there's a razor-sharp edge that really matches DOC's wordcraft – as ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool combo from the LA scene of the 70s – a tight funky group, topped with two female soul singers – all working together in a style that's got a wonderful mixture of warmer edges and grittier sounds at the core! The two female singers really give the set a unique vibe – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rockets ... LP Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
On January 25, 2019
Fuzzed out late 60s LA rock from the Rockets – a mix of loose and lumbering guitar rock with some heavily buzzing chords which no doubt seemed like something worth exploring to Neil Young – who recruited most of the band into what would become Crazy Horse! The elements of Crazy Horse ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massively tripped out batch of tunes – and one of THE psychedelic classics of the late 60s! Fifty Foot Hose had a sound that was half rock/half electronics – one that well suited their placement on the Limelight label, and which was a perfect bridge between the far side of rock and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the principle albums in trip hop's ascension into the mainstream, and the bright, extroverted flipside to Portishead's darker vision of the late 90s scene. Mo Wax honcho James Lavelle's longstanding Unkle project got a massive makeover when DJ Shadow became the prime sonic architect for the ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clattering beats and funky dubscapes lay the foundation for Mark Stewart's politicized hectoring on this seminal On-U LP, perfectly capturing the darker side of the Reagan/Thatcher era in sound. A variety of players from the On-U stable who also worked in New Age Steppers, African Head Charge and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by The Buzzcocks – their second album overall and their second album of 1978 – that well of melodic punk greatness ran fast in the late 70s, didn't it! Love Bites, and really all of the Buzzcocks proper LPs, suffer a bit in comparison to their flawless Singles Going ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album by The Buzzcocks! To this day, the band is rightly regarded as one of the pivotal "singles bands" of the punk and post punk eras, but their best proper albums are unjustly overlooked nowadays because of this. This easily one of their best, with some of the most fantastic ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cinematic hip hop soul from Anderson.Paak named after a seaside city west of Los Angeles, CA – but it's not Malibu, it's the stunning follow up Oxnard – a little looser, more diverse, and ultimately just as impressive set from this still rising talent! The uber-impressive guest list ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly messed-up funk – a 70s instrumental classic that's delighted our ears for years! The set's got a cosmic sound that mixes together conventional guitar-based funky with some weird electronic touches at times – going for a fuzzed-out moogy quality that really deepens the groove ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Osmium ... LP Invictus/Demon (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
About January 25, 2019
An insane bit of fuzzed-out funk! This is Parliament's rare first album – a trippy batch of tunes that come off of Clinton's experimentation in the Detroit soul scene, infused by the rock-heavy energy of the city at the time, and probably a heck of a lot of cannabis, too! The record is ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – extremely limited and individually numbered!)
Wasted ... LP Tuff City/Funky Delicacies, Early 70s. New Copy ...
On January 25, 2019
An essential bit of funkiness from this obscure New Orleans funk combo! The Gaturs' frontman was keyboardist Willie Tee – who went on to greater fame as a jazz and session player – but we like him best at this early point, when he was wailing away on organ in a tight choppy small group ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Underground hip hop and punk rock intersect as sharply as ever – courtesy POS! Titles include "Let It Rattle", "Drumroll (We're All Thristy)", "Purexed", "Goodbye", "Get Smokes", "Been Afraid", "Low Light Low Life", "N ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(3LP 10th anniversary pressing – each cyan, magenta & yellow colored vinyl – plus screenprint!)
A prime Ramones classic from the late 70s – a set that's got Joey, Johnny, and crew really hitting right on the money – with the kind of short sharp tracks that made the group such a key bridge between the 60s and the blank generation! The energy here is phenomenal – the kind of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on blue colored vinyl!)
Lupe Fiasco proves again why he's one of the most discussed figures in hip hop on Lasers – running the show here, but with some guest spots by Skylar Grey, Trey Songz, MDMA and others. Lupe is that fascinating figure who is more likely to be heard plotting a route out of the rap game than he ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on red colored vinyl!)
A record that's way more than just "again" – that is, a recap of the first Buffalo Springfield classic – as the set not only has the group really exploding forward, but also the individual members taking these strong steps on their own that really point towards their big ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive on180 gram vinyl – in mono!)
Novi Singers —
Torpedo ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 1, 2019
Wonderful wonderful – and very groovy! The Novi Singers were a hip little vocal jazz ensemble from Poland in the late 60s and early 70s – and they've got a cool sound that's very much in the style of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross, but with more of a swinging MPS groove! This album's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wojciech Karolak —
Easy! ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 1, 2019
A totally groovy set from mid 70s Poland – and a record that jumps around with the same energy as the best MPS work from the late 60s! The album's a larger group effort from keyboards Wojciech Karolak – one that features work on Hammond and electric piano set against some nicely ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic post-Faces project from guitarist Ron Wood and bassist Ronnie Lane – served up in a mode that's very similar to their previous group at its best, but with much more of an instrumental sound overall! Wood sings just a bit on the record, but most of the music is just a fast flurry ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Bataan —
Afrofilipino ... LP Salsoul/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
On February 1, 2019
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very trippy-dippy psychedelic work – written for the soundtrack to Timothy Leary's weird LSD film of the late 60s! Maryvonne Giercarz composed the music, and plays it with a small group that includes her on "Veena", an "ancient Indian instrument", along with guitar and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba —
Miri ... LP Out Here (Germany), New Copy ...
About February 1, 2019
A lovely little record from singer Jaye P Morgan – a talent that most folks know from her 70s appearances on the Gong Show, but who was also a pretty nice vocalist on her own! The set here showcases a much more soulful side of Jaye's style than her earlier albums – a smoothly jazzy ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Robert Ashley mumbles his way through another one of his extended avant "operatic" pieces. Blue Gene Tyranny plays piano, moog, and clavinet – and the record is divided into 2 parts – "The Park" and "The Backyard". (Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Really really wonderful work from Moonchild – even better than we remember from the first time around! The group have this perfect balance of vocals and jazzy instrumentation – played by a trio who handle all the instruments themselves, then produce the whole set – in support of ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Finally on vinyl! Limited colored vinyl pressing.)
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy version – with great bonus materials!)
The legendary John Carpenter first made his mark with Halloween – both as a director, and as a composer – the second a role for which he's finally gotten the attention he deserved! The original Halloween soundtrack was a masterpiece in understatement – spare instrumentation, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Okyerema Asante —
Sabi ... LP Atumpan/Kalita, 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 8, 2019
A lost set from percussionist Okyerema Asante – part of the Black Fire/Oneness Of Juju collective in the 70s! The album features 2 long tracks – "Sabi" and "That's My Girl" – both of which move in a blend of dancefloor jazz and soul, similar to Oneness on ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal early moment from the legendary Albert Ayler – an important session recorded overseas in Copenhagen – where enthusiasm for Ayler's music caught fire more strongly than in the US! The group's got an edge that's maybe even sharper than some of Ayler's ESP material, but no less ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album