A gem of a record from the same Pernambuco early 70s scene that gave us Lula Cortes, Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Alceu Valenca! This obscure little set has lots of the earthier tones that showed up in work by the above artists – a style that mixes folksy touches with bits of psychedelia ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marcos Valle might look a bit sad and forlorn with all those fruity drinks on the cover – but the record itself is a wonderfully upbeat session, and one that's very much in the same modern soul mode of his 80s groove Vontade De Rever Voce! As on that record, the sound here shows strong ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Happy End —
Happy End ... LP Avex/Survival Research (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 15, 2020 (delayed)
Wonderfully folksy rock from this obscure Japanese group – an early 70s combo that included Harumi Hosono, years before his more electronic work! The sound of the album borrows a lot from the best of America's late 60s underground folk rock scene – and the production's an amazing blend ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Doom (MF Doom) —
Born Like This ... LP Lex, 2009. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 14, 2020 (delayed)
Doom is back, sans the MF prefix, fully loaded with funky sci fi hip hop that's fit to shake the heavens – his first record in far too long, and a strong one! We don't know where the masked man holed himself up in the couple years before this set, nor do we pay much attention to the rumors ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Diamond, Finesse, Show & AG, Big L, OC, Buckwild & Fat Joe step up with 13 tracks: "Thick (rmx)", "Way of Life", "Get Yours", "Where Ya At", "We Known for That", "Champagne Thoughts", "All Love", "Ebonics", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Magic In Threes —
III ... LP King Underground, 2016. New Copy (reissue)...
On February 14, 2020 (delayed)
Amazing sounds from the Uzelli label – a collection of tunes that are heavy on the elektro saz, which is pictured on the cover – kind of a hybrid between an electric guitar and more traditional stringed instrument! The saz allowed a huge explosion of the kind of sounds that were first ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Miles Davis' first-ever performance in Japan – a really unique concert that featured the quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by a young Sam Rivers on tenor! The presence of Rivers really gives the set an edge – and although Miles is holding Sam ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If there's anyone who could make the idea of Italian westerns and Jamaican grooves come together, it's the young Lee Scratch Perry – the mad musician who always had a great talent for mixing it up! Eastwood Rides Again follows the theme of The Upsetters previous classic, Return Of Django ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from The Melodians – and a record titled after their classic single, which really helped lay the groundwork for the rise of righteous reggae in the 70s! The work here is a key bridge between the soul-inspired work of previous Jamaican trios, and some of the important roots acts ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweeping psychedelia and heavenly hard rock from the late 60s through the 70s – a compilation of fuzzy and tripped out rock for Jesus! Some of the grooves our on the heavier or more lumbering side, others are more cleanly grooving, but are similar in devotion and for their breaking boundries ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies.)
Men I Trust —
Men I Trust ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 2014. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 20, 2020
Stack Waddy —
Bugger Off ... LP Trading Places (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 20, 2020
The insane second album from Stack Waddy – a set that maybe has the group learning how to focus their energy a bit more than on their debut, but without losing any of their edge at all! There's a powerful frenzy of drums and fuzzy guitar here – almost pre-punk in some of its nastiness, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated —
Red Hot From Alex ... LP Trading Places (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)...
About February 20, 2020
We can never get enough of Eddie Harris – and a record like this is a great reason why! Despite all the many different settings Eddie worked in at Atlantic, he still always stayed true to his roots – and a record like this is a perfect example of that – no electric horn, no funk, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An odd little album from tenorist Clifford Jordan – but a great one too, given the unique format! As the title implies, Cliff pays tribute to Leadbelly – handling a host of Huddie Ledbetter originals, but in a style that's kind of 60s soul jazz, with a bit of blues as well – one ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lonnie Liston Smith is really tightening up his groove on this one – bringing a bit more funk into the mix, and creating that amazingly sweet glide in his keyboard sound! The record's still steeped in the righteous influences of years past, but it brings the message out to a bigger audience ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
France Gall won the Eurovision song contest with the title track of this one – and for good reason too, given that the tune is totally groovy! The rest of the work here really follows suit – romping, jerking, and grooving in that wonderful mix of mod rhythms that made France's 60s ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
France Gall —
Baby Pop ... LP Philips/Third Man, 1966. New Copy ...
On February 21, 2020
No baby pop here, as France Gall is all-woman throughout – one of the best of the French female pop singers of the mid 60s, working here with an upbeat, groovy sound throughout! Backings are by the great Alain Gouraguer, who gives the record a tightly jerking kind of feel – a sound ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
France Gall —
1968 ... LP Third Man, 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
On February 21, 2020
A record as revolutionary as the French year in which it was recorded – an amazing batch of late 60s grooves from Parisian pop madame France Gall! The set's upbeat and jaunty, with plenty of fuzz – almost a psyche pop sound, with lots of groovy guitars that make the album sparkle with ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendously beautiful album from vocalist Nancy Priddy – the kind of record that got buried in the record bins of the 60s, but which is finally getting the attention it deserves! Nancy had a career that started out in folk (she was once a member of The Bitter End Singers), but she's ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Armon Jones sings and plays lots of cool Wurlitzer electric piano on this gem of an album – but the whole thing is maybe even more of a tribute to the warmly collaborative spirit of the contemporary London scene, as it is to the talents of the man himself! There's a nicely fluid sense of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Southern soul killers from one of the most overlooked labels in the business – Nashville's mighty SSS International, home to as much great work in the late 60s as most labels from Memphis or Muscle Shoals! SSS was headed up by producer Shelby Singleton – who had a great ear for up-and-c ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl pressing.)
Continuation ... LP On The Corner (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
About February 21, 2020
Thin Lizzy's 70s rock masterpiece! Sure it's the mainstream radio fare of the period, but this is one of those albums that put the classic in classic rock! The definitive Gorham-Robertson twin guitar attack keeps this set rocking nicely and Lynott's in prime form with a batch of extra classy ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forget the silly cover image, because this is a gem of a record from Thin Lizzy – pre-Jailbreak, but a set with all the best elements of that classic firmly in place! The guitars are sublime – almost a chorus at times – and Phil Lynott's got that nasty sneer perfectly focused ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the crowning moment of genus from the great Neneh Cherry – a record that's a huge evolution from her post punk funk of just a few short years before – and one that really helped her bridge the Atlantic and find a huge following over here at the time! There's a great mix of hip ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible early album by this legendary Brazilian band with a strong late 60s/early 70s progressive flair! While not as countercultural as Os Mutantes or other Tropicalia artists, Som Imaginario shared with them a sense of pure musical inventiveness, and a love of psychedelic flourishes – ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Franck Dervieux —
Dimension M ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), Early 70s. New Copy ...
About February 27, 2020
There's a vampire with a flute on the cover – and that image alone is more than enough to make us drop the needle on this rare Japanese gem from the 70s! And fortunately, the sound of the music is equally cool – funky fusion with some nicely spacey currents – almost a Mizell ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Juju (Oneness Of Juju) —
Chapter Two – Nia ... LP Strata East/Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
On February 28, 2020
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album