A treasure trove of rare work from the great Sam Dees – one of the best songwriters in 70s soul music, and an artist who managed to put more recordings in the vaults than he did in the charts! Sam's known best for a handful of singles and a classic album on Atlantic Records – but ... (Soul) read moreCD
Incredible soul music from one of the unsung greats of the 70s! Sam Dees' only album for Atlantic, The Show Must Go On, is one of our best-selling rare originals, when we manage to get it! If you're one of the lucky few who've got a copy, you'll know that he's got an excellent style of soul that ... (Soul) read moreCD
The only full album ever recorded by the legendary Sam Dees – an artist who's probably best known for his songwriting skills on other records, but who really shines here as a lead star on his own! Dees' approach is wonderful – a bit rootsy, with some slight southern soul elements ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums we've ever heard from organist Joey DeFrancesco – a record that burns with strongly soulful work by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson really helps Joey really flesh out his standard Hammond groove for the set – pushing the organ into broad new colors on both the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An unusual set for organist Joey De Francesco – because he not only plays his usual Hammond, but also sings a bit as well! Joey's vocal style is surprisingly great – kind of that honest male mode that came up in the farther reaches of the 50s – the way a musician might croon in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best Buddy DeFranco albums from the 50s – an open-ended session that features a quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, and some longer tunes than usual! Buddy blows it wonderfully warm – taking the clarinet to places not imagined in the decade before – and working with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Buddy DeFranco —
Mr Clarinet ... CD Norgran/Universal (Japan), 1953. New Copy ...
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Wonderful work from Buddy DeFranco – one of the few jazz musicians who can make us love the clarinet in the post-swing years! Buddy plays with a wonderful style that's got plenty of bop – a great hard edge in the group that you might not expect, but which comes through brilliantly once ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A brilliant reunion of some key members of the AACM in Chicago – recorded at the Chicago Jazz Festival in a stunning performance that features drummer Jack DeJohnette in the lead, plus Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, Henry Threadgill on alto and flute, and Roscoe Mitchell on a variety of reeds! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jack DeJohnette —
Oneness ... CD ECM, 1997. Used ...
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Jack DeJohnette's best known as a drummer, but he's also played a bit of piano too – and this album focuses nicely on that side of his talents, in case you couldn't guess from the title! The trio lineup is a great one – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Freddie Waits on drums – both ... (Jazz) read moreCD
What's this? Del's getting some belated respect from his former parent corporation?! Well, it's about time, and the package very well put together too! The Elektra Years features mostly tunes from the I Wish My Brother George Was Here and Both Sides Of The Brain, naturally, plus a few nice b-side ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Delegation really hold onto their groove in this rock-solid second set – an album that burns with vibrant energy right from the start – but all in ways that are really a cut above the usual uptempo soul of the time! Rhythms are a key part of the sound, but it's the trio's vocals that ... (Soul) read moreCD
2 classic Truffaut soundtracks – both penned by Georges Delerue, and presented here on a single CD! First up is Delerue's beautiful score for Jules Et Jim – music that's probably best known for the vocal tune "Le Tourbillon", sung by Jeanne Moreau – but which also ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A wonderful overview of soundtrack work from some of Francois Truffaut's greatest films – all scored by Georges Delerue, a composer who Truffaut felt was his greatest collaborator! Delerue's genius with Truffaut is a little hard to sum up in words – because, like the films, the music ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A pair of soundtracks for films by Jean-Pierre Melville – back to back on a single CD! First up is L'Aine Des Ferchaux – scored by Georges Delerue with a strong sense of drama, maybe even more than you're used to expecting from a Melville film – although given the need for "A ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Sublime soul through and through – 2 classics from The Delfonics, back to back on a single CD! First up is self-titled record The Delfonics – the third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A ... (Soul) read moreCD
A nice dose of work from one of the greatest harmony soul groups of all time – the mighty Delfonics, a trio who took high-end vocals to a whole new level! The package does a good job of mixing hits up with a few lesser-known gems from the group – showing their full vocal potential, and ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweet trio of late 70s albums from Robert Delgado – all wrapped up together in a 2CD set! The music here all holds onto those Caribbean and Latin touches that made Delgado so great in the 60s – a unique pop instrumental approach to global genres that made Robert almost an A&M ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Fantastic bit of Chicago soul, featuring the Dells at their most mature, banked in amazing arrangements by the great Charles Stepney. There's a long version of "Stay In My Corner", plus the great title cut, and two fantastic tracks that have some great John Cage-esque prepared piano on ... (Soul) read moreCD
Brilliant 70s work by The Dells – and an album that has the group reinventing themselves wonderfully, by moving over to Philly and recording with Norman Harris! As he did with so many other artists at the time, Harris took the group firmly into the clubs with a soaring Sigma sort of groove ... (Soul) read moreCD
Apar ... CD True Panther, 2013. Used ...
Silvana Deluigi —
Yo! ... CD American Clave, 2004. Used ...
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Newly serious work from Demetrius – a record that has him shedding some of the rock idol mode of previous albums, and moving into slightly mature male pop! Arrangements are by Georges Lupin, who brings a bit of drama to the mix with fuller strings and woodwinds – which really helps ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A lesser-known set from vocalist Matt Dennis – not as well-remembered as his 50s dates for RCA and Kapp, but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Matt's working here with full backings from Sy Oliver – in a set that showcases his talents more as a singer than a songwriter – but ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Sandy Dennison —
Jazzed! ... CD Sandy Dennison Records, 2007. Used ...
Reed player Karl Denson (whom you may remember from some of the Ubiquity comps) plays with a tight little West Coast jazz funk combo with a feel that's similar to some of the other groups on Greyboy's label. The group includes Robert Walter on piano and Fender Rhodes, and Andy Bey doing guest ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Karl Denson has long been one of the funkiest reed talents on the west coast – working the groove in classic Ubiquity recordings of SF acid jazz from the early 90s, and playing on some of the strongest records to come out of the Greyboy label at the same time. Here, he makes his Blue Note ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe —
Bridge ... CD Relaxed Records, 2002. Used ...
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Karl Denson's come a long way here since his earlier funk sides from years back – and for the record, his tiny universe gets expanded nicely by the addition of Meshell Ndegeocello on bass! The groove here is rich and full – almost a late 60s funky soul approach – but harder than ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe —
New Ammo ... CD Stoopid, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ...
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Karl Denson's definitely got some new ammo this time around – a sharper, more hook-based approach to work with his usual funky groove! Denson's tenor and flute are still strong in the mix, and the record's still got the requisite Hammond, Fender Rhodes, funky basslines, and horns – but ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A great look at an under-acknowledged period of the career of Eumir Deodato – his mid 70s sides for MCA, recorded right after his better-known records for CTI! The vibe here is quite similar to the jazzy funk that Deodato laid down in the earlier part of the decade – a bit fuller at ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic from Deodato's soul-based years with a nice little R&B-inspired groove! Happy Hour was done at a time when Deodato was really getting into a lot of modern soul production and arranging work with other groups – and here, he tries his hand wonderfully at the style himself – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Smooth jazzy work from Deodato – a record that takes off from his electric keyboard work of the early 70s, and shows his growing interest in modern soul and R&B a the time! Deodato's still a few years way from some of his famous soul production work, but he's already got a great ear for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2 beautiful later albums from Deodato – back to back on one CD! Knights Of Fantasy is smoth and jazzy – done in an LA late 70s style that's kind of like work by Joe Sample or The Crusaders, but a bit more R&B oriented, and with a deeper soul style overall! You can definitely hear ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)
Motion ... CD Warner (Japan), 1984. New Copy ...
Motion has Deodato moving heavily into the realm of 80s soul – using a bit more of an electro feel overall – one that often includes work on Prophet, Linn drums, and DMX next to the more traditional instrumentation of the set. There's some great vocals from the Juicy team of Jerry and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A key record in Deodato's move from funky jazz in the 70s to modern soul in the 80s – and one that showcases the best of his talents in both genres! The approach here is more tightly arranged and produced than that of his earlier CTI sides – but in a mode that's still plenty nice to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Killer early work from Eumir Deodato – all done in an organ-heavy groove that's quite similar to Walter Wanderley's best from the time! Deodato handled all the arrangements, and although his organ and piano are at the front of the mix, the group's nicely large too – with additional ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful airy bossa! This album's a 1964 session of straight piano bossa tracks by Deodato, with production by Roberto Quartin – and a sound that's a lot more mellow and fragile than his other records from the time! Deodato is amazingly restrained in his playing, and sticks to only piano ... (Brazil) read moreCD
DeRobert & The Half-Truths —
I'm Tryin' ... CD GED Soul, 2013. New Copy ...
The greatest work we've heard so far from DeRobert Adams and the Half-Truths – a record that really pushes the singer into classic soul territory! DeRobert has always had a vintage approach to his music – but this full set plumbs a depth we never would have expected at the start – ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Early 70s sunshine pop from Design – their self-titled set from 1970 and the just as groovy Tomorrow Is So Far Away – together in a single set! Design has a way with male and female harmonies that really sets them apart, even though that style was huge in the late 60s and early 70s. ... (Rock) read moreCD
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ahhh . . . The genius of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall! Desmond was the icy alto tone behind Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet of the late 50s and early 60s – and although we always liked his work with Dave, Paul's even better on his own! Desmond has a lanquid, lyrical tones that's simply beyond ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great work from trombonist Raul De Souza – a sweet blend of jazz, soul, and his Brazilian roots – and kind of a small combo outing that recreates the magic of some of his best records from the 70s! The vibe is nicely laidback – small group instrumentation, without too much in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title sort of says it all – so let us just tell you that this is a Japanese-only set of rare cuts by this great modern soul singer, featuring many tasty goodies you'll be hard-pressed to find otherwise! Includes 3 live tracks from a London appearance – "Life", "Feel ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
First Detail ... CD Rune Grammafon (Norway), 1982. New Copy ...
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One of the earliest recordings of the avant group Detail – heard here without the bassist Johnny Dyani, who was such a part of their later albums! The absence of bass makes for a beautifully free sound – the drums of John Stevens, piano of Eivin One Pedersen, and reeds of Frode ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard jamming British bop – recorded in 1954, and originally issued on 2 Vogue 7" eps, and one Vogue 10" LP, all titled Music In the Making, and featuring players who were then among the cream of the crop of strong young British jazz players. The album features varying groupings of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maybe the greatest set so far from Raheem DeVaughn – an artist we loved way back in his early mixtape days, and one who's grown tremendously in recent years! The set's filled with wisdom and knowledge – and comes across with this deeply soulful feel that's rooted in the righteous era ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Damn great work from Raheem DeVaughn – the full promise of his soulful sojourn in the underground mixtape scene! Raheem first got his start laying down vocals over beats and other folks' tracks on self-crafted CDs that changed hands covertly in the east coast scene – and that ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Always-great work from Raheem DeVaughn – an artist who seems to spin out records with effortless ease, but always makes music that sounds totally wonderful! There's a flurry of song snippets and sound at the start of this one – almost as if Raheem's shuffling through his emotive memory ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
William DeVaughn's two great albums from the 70's, put together on one nice price CD! Included (natch) is his classic "Be Thankful For What You Got", in the nice long LP version, plus the remake, which has a nice kick drum in it. Also includes such mellow groover soul cuts as "Figur ... (Soul) read moreCD
The long-awaited debut album from Julie Dexter – one of our favorite soul singers of the past decade! The album kicks off where Julie's excellent Peace Of Mind ep left off – a mix of underground American soul with British 21st Century influences – cosmic production, dubby ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Terry Dexter —
Listen ... CD Penny's Gang, 2008. Used ...
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