Dead Prez makes the jump from Loud to Sony, and does so without losing much (if any) of their dark social commentary gangsta style. Track include "Don't Forget Where U Came Frome", "DOWN", "Walk Like A Warrior", "I Have A Dream, Too", "Hell Yeah (Pimp ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Another dose of hard hitting political rhymes, including "Turn Off The Radio", "We Need A Revolution", ""BIG Respect", "Hit Me, Hit Me", "Soulja Life Mentality", "Know Your Enemy", "It Was Written", "Ole School ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Excellent work from Elton Dean's Ninesense group of the 70s – one of the few British ensembles to continue that careful balance between improvisation and group performance that was such an important part of the UK scene at the end of the 60s – but which had disappeared into more rock-lik ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lost 70s work from Guido and Maurizio DeAngelis – very much at their comedic best on this obscure Italian soundtrack! The main theme's got a funky vibe that rivals the cop/crime material from the pair – and the rest of the soundtrack opens up into a range of playful little tracks that ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis/Amii Stewart —
Killerfish ... CD Quartet (Spain), 1979. New Copy ...
Long before Sharknado hit the small screen, the team of Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis served up the groovy score for Killerfish – a great aquatic thriller from the later years of disco, given a very groove-heavy score by the Italian brothers! The leadoff track – "The Winner Takes ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Magical work from one of our favorite singers ever – the lovely Blossom Dearie, a completely unique vocal talent! Blossom's got this fragile, willowy style that's every bit like her name – but she's also a hip singer with a real edge and a great sense of humor, and her work is always a ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of Blossom Dearie's fantastic albums for Verve – all of which stand as some of the best recorded work she ever did! The album features Blossom in a warm intimate group, which gives great focus to her endearing voice, and lively piano. She's backed by Ray Brown and Herb Ellis, and she ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An amazing record – one that we'd never part with! The session is one of Blossom Dearie's greatest records ever – a sublime set of tunes recorded in London, at the end of the 60s, with larger arrangements than usual, and a feel that's almost psychedelic. Backings were arranged and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A stunning large ensemble set from trombonist Michael Dease – the first we've ever heard from him in this format, and a record that brings us back to some of the most inventive bigger bands of the late 60s – such as groups by Duke Pearson, or the team of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis! No ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A third album from Death – that legendary Detroit experimental trio – and one that's compiled from never-heard takes from their ill-fated career! Some tracks were recorded in Detroit in the mid 70s – and these are the grittiest, noisiest – with this really primal quality ... (Rock) read moreCD
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music ... (Rock) read moreCD
NEW ... CD Tryangle/Drag City, 2015. New Copy ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... (Rock) read moreCD
A fresh discovery from pre-punk Motor City firebrands Death – who were not only pioneers of African American punk rock, they also pre-figured some best adrenaline-fueled underground rock of the next decade and more! Spiritual Mental Figures features ten raw demos from 1974-1976 – seven ... (Rock) read moreCD
A stone classic from that great early 80s run by DeBarge – that time when they were really reinventing the group soul sound for a new generation, finding a way to bring back older sweet soul modes, but with a very different twist! The record's as strong as its predecessors, although slightly ... (Soul) read moreCD
The complete early-to-mid 80s albums DeBarge cut for Motown – The DeBarges, All This Love, In A Special Way and Rhythm Of The Night – plus a bonus disc of remixes and rarities – in this excellent 3CD set from Motown & Hip-O Select! Disc 1 features The DeBarges and All This ... (Soul) read moreCD
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Jean Pierre Decerf – a lesser-known sound library artist from the 70s scene in France, but one who's finally getting his due! Decerf has a style that really lives up to the title of the collection – working with lots of keyboards and electronics in a ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
A strong return to a more forceful rhyme style for Declaime – still with the funk-steeped beats and hazy mood that's more prominent in his recordings as Dudley Perkins – and it's nice to have him back in a straighter hip hop mode for a minute! It's strong stuff, and if you dug his ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Raw funk and soul from Deep Street Soul – delivering even stronger on this second album for Freestyle Records! It gets off on the right foot with a opening instrumental with a tight core groove, and a killer sound to the organ – but it really kicks into gear with singer May Johnston ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
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
Classic conscious hip hop from Def Jef for Delicious Vinyl – his first and best album – given the deluxe treatment here with a second disc of bonus tracks, rare 12" versions and previously unreleased tracks! The production, mostly by Def Jef with a couple cuts courtesy of the The ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Joey DeFrancesco —
40 ... CD High Note, 2011. Used ...
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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
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Buddy DeFranco —
Blues Bag ... CD Vee Jay/Koch, 1964. Used ...
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A real lost treasure – and an incredible session that offers a real meeting of minds that's far more than you'd expect from the simple cover and title! The set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Kirk Degiorgio Presents Sambatek —
Sambatek ... CD Far Out (UK), 2013. Used ...
Brazilian percussion mixed with 21st Century sounds – all served up sublimely in the hands of Kirk Degiorgio – one of the few artists we could ever expect to get a project like this just right! The album follows nicely off Kirk's previous collaboration with Azymuth – but has an ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A post-ECM set from drummer Jack DeJohnette – one that's got a bit more electricity in the mix than before, yet which still has that great sense of energy that Jack gave us with his Special Edition group! The lineup here is youthful – Greg Osby on alto and soprano sax, Gary Thomas on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure early side from DeJohnette – and a great one too! The album's much more out than most of his later work – and shows Jack's freer side on the drum kit. Bennie Maupin is in the group, blowing harder and freer than usual – and other players include Gary Peacock on bass ... (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
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Brother George's legendary status aside, this is probably Del's strongest album over all, to our ears anyway. Del's early 90s debut brought the heavy, heavy funk (thanks in no small part to Del's cousin/producer Ice Cube) and an abstract, amusing, but still confrontational lyrical style that we ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
It feels closer to the 95th hour considering how long we've waited for Del's Eleventh Hour LP – around 8 years, actually – the return of one of the the best left coast MCs ever! We've been on board with Del every step of the way, from the early 90s West Coast funky style of his ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Tracks include "You're In Shambles", "Catch A Bad One", "Wack M.C.'s", "No Need For Alarm", "Boo Boo Heads", "Treats For The Kiddies", "Worldwide", "No More Worries", "Wrong Place", "In And Out", ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The incredible follow-up to I Wish My Brother George Was Here – and a record that was initally underappreciated, mostly because it was such a radical departure from the George – but it's one that we loved from day one and we're thrilled is getting some love all these years later! ... (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
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
A whopping collection of the Dells' classic work – featuring tunes pulled from their years at Vee Jay, Chess, Chi-Sound, and Mercury! The package starts way back in the 50s, and traces the group through their groundbreaking 60s soul sides, their sublime baroque 70s numbers, and their later ... (Soul) read moreCD
Hott ... CD A&E, 2003. Used ...
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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
The Dells meet the Dramatics in this nice set of tracks that sound more like the Dramatics' stuff on Volt than it does the Dells' stuff on Cadet (even though the LP is on that label). The tracks are mostly sung by the groups separately – with the Dells singing "I Wish It Was Me You ... (Soul) read moreCD
Apar ... CD True Panther, 2013. Used ...
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Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of the few albums ever cut by Les DeMerle, one of the hippest drummers of his time – made legendary thanks to legions of samplers and beatheads in the 90s! This is certainly one of Les' best ever efforts – a tight batch of funky big band tracks, with lots of nice grooves, and a ... (Jazz) 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 ...
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2CDs, 40 tracks – and a motherlode of incredible work in the exotica vein! Most of the sides on the set are from Denny's groundbreaking albums for Liberty Records in the late 50s and early 60s – albums that featured Denny's hip combo lineup of piano, vibes, percussion, and lots of ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
2 classic bits of exotica on one CD! Forbidden Island is an excellent session that's one of the harder to find Martin Denny albums on Liberty! The record features the classic Denny exotica quartet with Augie Colon and Julius Wechter, plus some additional guest players on flute, percussion, and ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – ... (Jazz) read moreCD