Rudy brings new meaning to the phrase "the stockings were hung with care"! Even the sacred date of December 25th is no match for Rudy – who works his usual raunchy magic on the Christmas season, getting naughty and nice with a variety of Holiday themes – all done in the heavy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
OT Sykes —
First Love ... LP Everland (Austria), New Copy (reissue)...
About October 15, 2017
Van Jones is one hip dude – stepping out here in a wonderful self-produced set from the Virgina scene of the early 80s – but one that crackles with the best sort of sound of the New York scene of the time! The record's really well done – a great mix of funky steppers and mellower ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing little soundtrack that's every bit as groovy as its cover – a great blend of 60s mod and Italian jazz, all in support of the skeleton-costumed master thief Kriminal! This set represents the first full length presentation of the film's soundtrack – a long-overdue masterpiece ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever release of the soundtrack to the movie Satanik – a wonderful soundtrack penned by the team of Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini, who teamed up a few years before on the classic Kriminal! The style here is even more open and creative than before – sometimes straight ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Ennio Morricone – a real standard-setting record that's one of the top choices we go to again and again to illustrate the genius of his music! The score is a fantastic mix of the two best sides of Morricone's work – the kind of ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary erotic cinema sounds! All the music is composed by Nico Fidenco, and it's got a vibe that's different from a lot of other Italian soundtracks, and which sounds a bit like some of the French stuff of the 70s, particularly the scoring that was being done by Serge Gainsbourg at the time. ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lots of killer contemporary soul tracks – but served up with the kind of classic warmth we've always loved in the Soul Togetherness series! The set's got a great selection of well-chosen cuts that are mostly from the current underground – some by artists who've gotten a shot at fame, ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge festival of 70s soul – not the big hits of the time, but a wealth of underground gemes that show us there's still plenty to discover in that magical decade! The artists here are all big, but the tunes are sometimes more obscure – lesser-known gems from familiar names – ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredibly evocative record – one of the strangest of its kind, and an audio treasure that we've loved for years! Eden Ahbez first came into public prominence as the man who wrote "Nature Boy" for Nat King Cole – a dark, moody tune that was as mysterious and earthy as the ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Les Baxter —
Jungle Jazz ... LP Capitol/Captain High (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)...
About October 15, 2017
Savage stuff! This is one of Les Baxter's greatest albums ever – and it's right on a par with African Jazz, which uses a similar formula: Plas Johnson's up front playing gutsy tenor, and Les is behind, working a large group of exotica players into a tribal frenzy of mellow grooves. Titles ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marius Cultier —
Way ... LP Magidisco/Ascensionale (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
About October 15, 2017
An incredible bit of Afro Funk and soul jazz! Marius Cultier has a unique sound that's 50% 70s Afro Funk, 25% Latin, and 25% bits of breezy jazz, similar to some of the best European players of the mid 70s, or to some of the Blue Note work of Moacir Santos. This rare album from 1977 features ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carlo Rustichelli —
Stuntman ... LP CAM/Spettro (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
About October 15, 2017
A much more playful album than you'd guess from the action image on the cover – scored by Carlo Rustichelli with some of the best modes he used in 60s Italian comedies! The instrumentation is really great – a sly blend of jazzy and mod bits, often changing up within a single track ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gianni Ferrio —
Il Killer ... LP CAM/Spettro (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
About October 15, 2017
A definite killer from the great Gianni Ferrio – one of his grooviest soundtracks ever, and a set that's filled with lots of mod 60s touches! There's a bit of electric sitar, cool bubbling Hammond, and even some jazzy horn parts that make for nice flourishes over the top – all changing ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly great – and one of the best of the late 60s trippy jazz albums on Impulse! Bill Plummer plays electric sitar with the "Cosmic Brotherood", a group that includes Tom Scott on saxes and electronics, Carol Kaye on Fender bass, Milt Holland on tabla, and Mike Craden on a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weldon Irvine —
Spirit Man ... LP RCA/Nature Sounds, 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
On October 20, 2017
Massively funky work from the mighty Weldon Irvine – sublimely cosmic and filled with soul throughout! The vibe here is a bit more focused than on some of Weldon's earlier albums – a moody blend of electric keys, heavy percussion, and some slight bits of jazzy solo work by trumpeters ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice new reissue from Nature Sounds – with updated artwork, created using rare photos from the original album cover shoot!)
Andy Tolman Cartel —
Cipher ... LP Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
About October 20, 2017
A fantastic album of funky soundtrack grooves – one that was recently recorded by guitarist Andy Tolman, but which instantly takes us back to the best 70s film scores by artists like Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate, or Lalo Schfrin! Like both of those giants at their best, Andy works here in a ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet electric blues from Freddie King – and a record that features a surprising set of arrangements from Donny Hathaway! The album's more Freddie's than Donny's, but it's a great meeting of the two talents under the Atlantic-endorsed Cotillion banner – served up with an unusual studio ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorite ones that the city of Chicago produced in the early 70s – and it's literally a soul record – a beautiful gospel set by Pastor TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on the city's south side! ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keyon Harrold —
Mugician ... LP Sony, 2017. New Copy ...
On October 20, 2017
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold starts out this album with an inspirational message from his mother taken from his voicemail – then draws from that message to create one of his most amazing albums to date! Harrold's already been part of a strong underground scene for years – but here, he's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Call it neo-classical, post-classical, or whatever you want – there's been a heck of a lot of new sounds and styles happening in the world of "serious" music – recordings that include both newly experimental work from artists who'd previously played in a more conventional mode ... (Classical) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius work from Pearls Before Swine – the haunting folk rock combo that was headed by singer/songwriter Tom Rapp! We'd place Rapp in a unique category with Tim Hardin, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and a rare few other talents who could mix together styles and come up with a sound that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A vintage set from the great Ebo Talyor – an artist who's been recording new music in recent years, but who sounds even better here on one of his classics! Ebo's got a fair bit of jazz mixed in with his sound – a layering of flute, trombone, tenor, guitar, and keyboard parts with a ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A triumphant third album from The Smiths – one that really focuses the energy of their previous sets, and helps them find a new sort of sonic perfection! Those haunting guitars are still in all the right places – as are Morrissey's heartfelt lyrics – but there's also a nice ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare, incendiary session material from Fun House – on a limited edition 2LP set! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove pressing. Pressing number based on pre-release demand – quantities extremely limited!)
Iceberg ... LP Mello Music Group, 2017. New Copy ...
About October 20, 2017
Exactly the kind of record that reminds us why we love Oddisee so much – and why he continues to be one of the freshest talents around – both from a lyrical and musical perspective! At some level, the album's as understated as the look of its cover – with a stripped-down vibe ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed look at the Japanese rock scene at the start of the 70s – one that was going through as many amazing changes as the world of music in the US and UK, but which has always been far out of reach for most listeners in the English-speaking world! The collection's not super-undergroun ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic cooker from Thelonious Monk – recorded during his legendary run at the Five Spot in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great work on tenor from a young Johnny Griffin! Griffin's filling a role here that would be cemented a bit more firmly in the 60s by Charlie Rouse – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time! If you only know the later, famous ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool take on the Beatles' classic – done as an album of solo keyboards, both acoustic and electric, by Jun Fukamachi! The set features an especially cool Fender Rhodes and Arp version of "She's Leaving Home". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
"What's Your Name" is an excellent club track by Leon, with great vocals, and an unbelievably catchy hook to it. The production's in keeping with his Motown LP, with a little touch of his later work for Elektra. Nice stuff, and a cut that often gets overlooked! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Another strong set by the Beastie Boys – who would obviously rather put out a very good album every five or six years, than a sub par album every year or two! Arguably, the Beasties broke all the of the ground that they ever will prior to 2004, but that doesn't mean that they're done making ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hip hop lifers and genre-defiant pop art blenders The Beastie Boys deliver the Hot Sauce – either their 8th or 9th album in 25 years, depending on how you count the Mix Up instrumentals set – and it sounds to us like a return to the good times hip hop funk style-hopping that the Boys ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweeeeet vinyl reissue of the long out o' print Beasties instrumental release. Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm committment to funky instrumental backing. Their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves that ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last LP from the Ra when he was still teamed up with Eric B, and though not as great as their classic first 2 LPs, there's more than a few good cuts here: "Relax With Pep", "Casualties of War", "Know The Ledge" and "Don't Sweat The Technique" + 8 more. (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
The third album from Eric B & Rakim – classic MC/DJ duo hip hop from classic players! By this point, Rakim was firmly established as one of hip hop's greatest rhymers, and is a fine full length effort that's biggest fault is that it's not quite as spectacular as the first 2 LPs. ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great second Eric B & Rakim album – benchmark hip hop of the first order! Following up Paid In Pull, Follow The Leader completes one of the great one-two punches in hip hop history – bring in a richer, fuller, more skillfully creating sound, without sacrificing the dense, hard ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album