The late 90s all caps CLASSIC by Big Pun – a precise rhyme spitter who, sadly, wouldn't live long enough drop follow up masterpiece in his lifetime, we'll always have Capital Punishment. Pun was a big man, but his flow his lean and precise he's is sharp form throughout. Production wise, Loud ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The ever-ambious and creative Damu The Fudgemunk delivers a sprawling, double dose of hypnotic instrumental Vignettes – more than 2 hours of fresh material in 3LP set! The first set features a batch of distinctive, cleverly titled cuts including "Dial Up, Dial Down", "The High ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work by one of our favorite 60s groups of any stripe – and if you ask us, this is among the very best records of the late 60s. . . period! If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of swirling organ, electric harpsichord, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early home recordings from the inventor of country-rock. These tracks were recorded before he joined the International Submarine Band or the Byrds, and have more of a 60's folk sound instead of the country-rock sound that he became famous for. Tracks include "Codine", "Wheel Of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most jamming Zappa albums from the early days – a set that's still got some of Frank's complicated musical leanings in play – but which features interpretation by a smoking group who no doubt helped the great one reach a much larger audience! George Duke plays lots of organ ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Delicious Vinyl classic Stone Cold Rhymin from Young MC – boisterous, funky good time rap with production by the Dust Brothers and exuberant, fun, uncomplicated, stone cold rhymes from Young MC! Includes the unforgettable hits "Bust A Move" and "Principals Office" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The crossover rap classic from Tone-Loc! Temporary pop phenom this is not – the biggest couple of hits are still ubiquitous decades later – and Loc himself, with that raspy voice and smooth charisma, still stands as one of more unique voices of late 80s hip hop. On top of those ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second Pharcyde record – and though not as blunted and playful as the first one, it's still nearly as great – with that unrivaled, wholly original, easy west coast vibe! The production is more steady-handed this time around, which alienated fans of Bizarre Ride early on, but it ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Masta Ace Incorporated —
SlaughtaHouse ... LP Delicious Vinyl/Craft, 1993. New Copy (reissue)...
On July 20, 2018
The second proper Masta Ace album – dope stuff from the glorious early 90s that lives up to his work with the legendary Juice Crew and his classic debut! At this point Masta Ace into deep into his fairly new approach of creating excellent full length listening experiences – with ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mighty AG returns – with production by Last Genius, Alchemist, Diamond D, Ray West, K-Boogie & more – and guests including President Ella, A Bless, Bugz, Thirstin Howl The 3rd and others. Includes "Night Of Fire" feat President Ella, "Everything Is Backwards" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure early genius from Alice Cooper – a set that might not have been as big of a hit as some of his other early 70s albums, but which also shows the singer to be very much at the top of his game! Some of the tracks here follow familiar Cooper territory – sinister, hard-rocking energy ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work from the Alice Cooper band – working in a hard grooving, late 60s psyche and garage rock informed sound, a couple years before the Bob Ezrin produced, shock rock juggernaut – but still a nicely sinister Detroit rock & roll sound! Alice's sneering, snakelike vocals are ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soul jazz supergroup for the 21st Century – one that features individual players who've really blown our minds with their work over the past decade or so – all coming together in a combo that really lives up to its promise! R+R Now has a dream lineup – Robert Glasper on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic meeting of the minds – as legendary musicians Dave Holland and Evan Parker come together here in a quartet that's maybe more powerful than either of their recent recordings! Parker's got this focus and tunefulness at times – not a jazz swing, but a sense of spacious ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
154 ... LP Warner/Pink Flag, 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
On July 20, 2018
Wire's 3Here's the one where it all goes crazy – where Wire move beyond the short, sharp shock of their earliest material – and almost lay the blueprint for the whole post-punk generation in the process! The ideas and sounds are every bit as sharp as before, but they're mixed with a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty astonishing creative leap for Wire – a record that still holds all the short, sharp, energy of their Pink Flag debut – but which also opens up the group to all these weird elements they'd explore in later years and solo work too! The record is almost the group's equivalent of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pink Flag ... LP EMI/Pink Flag, 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
On July 20, 2018
One of greatest of all British punk era records – released in '77 and one that transcends mid-to-late 70s punk cultural baggage better than just about any other – a real benchmark! Wire kept it short and sweet on Pink Flag – with 21 tracks in about 35 minutes – and it's as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first Clipse album to see release – and a neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop masterpiece produced by the Neptunes – the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T arrive as smooth, confident rhymers with plenty of standout moments, while the Neptunes reach an ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime sneering work from the great Richard Hell – a key album in the evolution of punk on the US scene! The record marks a huge shift after Hell left Television – harder, nastier sounds – almost on a par with the Dead Boys on Sire, but a bit more artistic too – especially ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Back To The 80s pressing – limited to brick & mortar stores. On purple colored vinyl.)
Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra —
Sharps & Flats ... LP Nimbus/Outernational, 1979/1985. New Copy (reissue)...
About July 25, 2018
Soaring spiritual soul jazz from the LA scene – a CD that features a beautiful performance by the Jesse Sharps Quintet, plus a longer extended track from Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! We'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard of Sharps before this CD – but he's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hideo Shiraki & Takeshi Inomata —
Stormy Man ... 7-inch Super Fuji Discs (Japan), New Copy (pic cover)...
About July 25, 2018
An excellent soundtrack for this landmark French thriller directed by Jean-Pierre Melville! The score is played by a hip batch of French jazz players – including Georges Arvanitas, Daniel Humair, Guy Pedersen, and Bernard Lubat – and it's very much in the classic jazzy mode used by ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sabrina Malheiros —
Clareia ... LP Far Out (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
About July 25, 2018
Beautiful modern bossa from Sabrina Malheiros! Sabrina has always had a genuine feel for classic Brazilian soul – she's the daughter of Alex Malheiros of Azymuth, so samba jazz, funk and soul are in her genes – and she really soars on this one. All the songs on Clareia are originals, ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite records of all time – a landmark piece of 60s pop that we'd easily rank with the best work by Brian Wilson, Millennium, Gary Usher, Van Dyke Parks, or any of those other California sunny-eyed hipsters! The style is sweet A&M Records vocal pop – with an emphasis ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cantos ... LP Big Crown, New Copy ...
On July 27, 2018
The inimitable Prince and his (of course) "voice of thunder" sings and toasts his way over a bass-y dubb-y backbeat. Recorded at Channel One in 1981, with some pretty nice analog dub production. A slightly different sound than his 70s work, and with the titles "Ten ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of THE Brazilian funk classics of the 70s – the debut album of soulful singer Emilio Santiago! The sound is a wonderful blend of samba, soul, and some of the electric jazzy riffing that was big in Brazil at the time, and which showed up in the styles of groups like Banda Black Rio or ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kanye West —
Ye ... LP Def Jam, 2018. New Copy ...
About July 27, 2018
A Certain Ratio —
Sextet ... LP Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
On July 27, 2018
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever by the groundbreaking British group A Certain Ratio – filled with lots of heavy post-disco bass and percussion, all rattling away with the energy of some of the best work on Ze Records a the time! The group's dark moody feel is still largely in place, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mega-hit for Stevie Wonder – an album that features a killer title cut, plus lots of other wonderful tunes that show the world that a full-formed adult soul star had arrived on the market! There's a depth here that's really great – not the totally heady, righteous sound of Stevie in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The one-and-only proper album from The Germs – and one of the last great west coast punk records of the 70s! The sound is nice and raw, with recent Runaway and soon-to-be solo star Joan Jett handling the production – and she lets the Germs be the Germs, if ever so slightly less ragged ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive – on transluscent blue colored vinyl.)
Tohru Aizawa —
Tachibana ... LP Tachibana/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ...
About July 27, 2018
A real mindblower from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a perfect illustration of why that world of records was so incredible during the decade! The music here is spiritual, but also somewhat free – served up by musicians who'd clearly been inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Delta blues, recorded right near their source – an early southern recording by Arhoolie Records – one that captures Mississippi Fred McDowell at his best! Fred's mostly on acoustic guitar, alongside his tremendous vocals – really stretched-out, well-inflected lyrics that could ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 65th Anniversary tribute to the legendary Delmark Records – featuring a set of all-new recordings that give a big nod to label founder Bob Koester, and some of the greats who recorded for Delmark in the 60s and 70s! The label was very close to the ground on the Chicago blues scene – ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album