A nice later set from the mighty burner, after he returned to the more bluesy organ based format from the more R&B and fusion inflected sets he'd released throughout the late 70s and early 80s. Though the rough edges are a bit more smoothed out on some of the numbers than we'd care for, the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Earth & Stone —
Kool Roots ... LP Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ...
Great duo vocals from the team of Albert Bailey and Clifton Howell – recording here with some excellent rhythms from Sly & Robbie and the rest of the Channel One crew! The music is mostly mellow, with a stepping groove that works great for the harmonies of the pair – and there's a ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earth Disciples —
Getaway Train ... LP Solid State, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ...
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A really obscure one – quite possibly the rarest record on Solid State! The group's a laidback soul jazz quartet with a hip electric sound that's definitely a few years ahead of its time. Rudy Reid plays electric piano – quite possibly a Fender Rhodes, but possibly something different ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing in a US cover. Cover has some wear and minor splitting.)
Genius, pure genius! It was hard for Earth, Wind & Fire to go wrong at this point – and the album's a stellar blend of jazz, funk, and soul, all done in that perfect style they'd hit by the mid 70s. And even though this one was a monster album, of the type that you see in everyone's ... (Soul) read moreCD
Mid 70s compilation of EWF's first two albums for Warner Brothers – Need Of Love and Earth Wind & Fire. This set is almost as hard to find as the originals, and was issued in 1974 to cash in on the group's success at Columbia, and try to give their Warner recordings one more chance. The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff through and through – and almost a "best of" best of collection from the 70s! The album's a key illustration of the genius of Earth Wind & Fire on Columbia Records – because by the time the set was released in 1978, most of the tracks were already well-know ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earth Wind & Fire are plenty darn spiritual most of the rest of the year, but here they bring a special sort of spirit to a great set of seasonal tunes – one that's maybe one of the best soul Christmas albums we've heard in a long time! The group have lost none of their groove over the ... read moreCD
The title's no joke, as Earth Wind & Fire are definitely part of the electric universe of early 80s Columbia Records – the galaxy that also includes Herbie Hancock during his electro years! As a result, there's a lot more keyboards and electric rhythms in the set than before – a ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great stuff! Although a live album, Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is ... (Soul) read moreCD
Spiritual, soulful, and oh, so beautiful! This record captures Earth Wind & Fire at a perfect transition moment – when they've still got some of their avant jazz roots, but are leaning towards the smooth soulful funk sound that put them on the charts a few years later. The whole thing's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Five classic albums from Earth Wind & Fire – all packaged together in cool LP-styled sleeves – with some great bonus tracks too! First up is That's The Way Of The World – Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences ... (Soul) read moreCD
Earth Wind & Fire —
Raise! ... LP Columbia, 1981. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Earth Wind & Fire hits the 80s – and never misses a beat! Turns out that the group's older style of jazzy funk was a perfect fit for the boogie-styled rhythms of the post-disco era – heard here on the megahit "Let's Groove", and followed up by a beautiful batch of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earth Wind & Fire hits the 80s – and never misses a beat! Turns out that the group's older style of jazzy funk was a perfect fit for the boogie-styled rhythms of the post-disco era – heard here on the megahit "Let's Groove", and followed up by a beautiful batch of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Earth Wind & Fire —
Spirit ... LP Columbia, 1976. Used ...
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A big hit for the group – and a great album of smooth funky soul! Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big hit for the group – and a great album of smooth funky soul! Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their ... (Soul) read moreCD
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great uptempo roller disco track that's got us a bit stumped as far as it's origin is concerned, though we can't argue with the relentless groove, that skates along nicely on heavy bass, percolating percussion and some nice horn stabs, with chanted vocals to remind you to "Rock your body, ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Proof that the US Army had plenty going on during the 70s – as you'll hear from this killer set of military-produced grooves from East Of Underground! The set goes way past the previous East Of Underground reissue – to feature work by the groups Soap, Black Seeds, and Sound Trek – ... (Soul) read moreCD
The woman on the cover's got a look of shock on her face – maybe because she's just seen the Flasher promised in the title, or maybe just because she's surprised at how groovy this album really is! The set's an obscure late 70s Japanese disco outing – one that's very faithful to the ... (Soul) read moreCD
An incredible document of the European scene of the 70s – music that shows just how much criss-crossing there was between improvised music and other avant styles that would break free into other scenes in the post-punk years! The record acts as a snapshot of this under-recorded time – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky cockroach! This one's a great remake of "La Cucaracha" – taking the tune into hip disco territory, and cooking it up with some nice east side LA grooves! The tune's an instrumental, done with some dope club grooves and nice horns riffing over the top – much better than ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
These are 6 pieces that seem to revolve around a small portable synthesizer called the Syn-Ket – very unusual – and most pieces have some sort of accompaniment in the form of voice or piano! (Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
"Crusin' down the street in my 6-4." So begins the classic first Eazy-E single –- a trailblazing piece of west coast rap history! The vocals on "Boyz-N-The-Hood" are all spat Eazy-E in his slyly laidback, anger-laced, classic style – with lyrics written by Ice Cube ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a reproduction of the classic Ruthless Records sleeeve!)
After Suge Knight punked Eazy-E for his contract with Dr. Dre, Eazy came back with this assault on Suge, Dre, Snoop and the rest of Death Row. All done over a very Dr. Dre sounding track. (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Eazy-E's wildly comic Compton riff on Christmas music – if ever you doubted his ear for satire and took his violent, profane street rap purely at face value, here's a pretty clear indication that he wasn't so deadly serious all the time! Rudy Ray Moore serves up an intro as Uncle Dolemite. ... (Hip Hop) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Bass-heavy funk from Ebonee Webb – one of the more all-out funk acts of the Capitol 80s groove scene – but a group who could also sound great on some of their mellower numbers! The group really put the bass and guitar work upfront in the tunes – and about half of the tracks on ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An always-great look at groups from the past – with the magazine's usual strong rundown of artists we'd never have discovered otherwise! This time around, the issue features articles on The Paramounts, Marc Anthony & The Illusions, The Hit Men, and a look at obscure Northern California ... (Magazines) read moreMagazine
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The 2nd Ed OG & Da Bulldogs LP. Much better production than their first LP, with three tracks produced by Diamond D. Pressed up like the orginal promo-only vinyl, on double LP with a plain black sleeve. 12 tracks including "Skinny Dip (I Got It Goin' On)", "Streets Of The ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A really beautiful album of harmony soul – and a set that we'd already love for its music, even if the group didn't have an interesting story! Edge Of Daybreak are part of a small sub-culture of 70s soul groups – an ensemble who existed behind prison bars, like Power Of Attorney or The ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really beautiful album of harmony soul – and a set that we'd already love for its music, even if the group didn't have an interesting story! Edge Of Daybreak are part of a small sub-culture of 70s soul groups – an ensemble who existed behind prison bars, like Power Of Attorney or The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A laidback, late nite sort of session from trumpeter Harry Edison – one that definitely lets him play in the "sweets" style that gave him his name! The group's got an easygoing feel – Ben Webster on tenor, Oscar Peterson on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)
An overlooked gem from trumpeter Harry Edison – small group material cut with Jimmy Forrest on tenor and Tommy Flanagan on piano! The tracks are short, but pack a lot of punch – and the main focus is on Edison's raspy tone and well-placed notes – nothing fancy, but great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
3 LPs, Harry Edison's 1958 album, Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton & Vice Versa, Red Allen' Red Allen Plays King Oliver from 1960, and Roy Eldride's 1956 release, Swing Goes Dixie. All on 2CDs. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Jawbreakers ... LP Riverside, 1962. Sealed ...
Edison and Davis team up for this record that features Edison on trumpet, Davis on tenor sax, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ike Isaac on bass and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks include three Edison originals "Oo-ee!", "Jawbreakers", and "Moolah". The album also contains ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Opus Funk Vol. 2 ... CD Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ...
Twin titans coming together wonderfully here – with a depth of soul and tonal vibrancy that may well beat most of their other sessions from the time! Eddie Lockjaw Davis is tremendous right from the start – boldly-blown tenor, with all that raspy edge we've always loved in his style ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Kevon Edmonds —
24/7 ... CD RCA, 1999. Used ...
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Detroit soul legend Dee Edwards gets a great chance at a comeback here – working in some of the more uptempo, clubby styles used by other artists on her scene at the time! Arrangements and production are by Floyd Jones, who does a nice job of mixing the modern disco touches of the backings ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dennis Edwards duets here with Siedah Garrett – singing in a wonderfully subtle mode that makes the single one of Motown's best from the 80s! The tune's got a sly midtempo groove that we really like – just bumping and bubbling along in a wonderfully sweet way! "I Thought I Could ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
The title's a bit obtuse, but it also really gets at the vibe of the record, too – a great progression of individualistic jazz – inspired by previous generations, but voiced in a really fresh way by this combo led by drummer Donald Edwards! The approach is more open and varied than ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Booklet has a cut corner and a small promotional sticker.)
A great Chicago instrumental – and a rolling guitar/organ groove that sounds very similar to Booker T's "Melting Pot", but which has some extra dope guitar that's just amazing! The guitarist sounds a lot like Cal Green – and he's got a really heavy sound that's just great. ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Two really tripped-out instrumental tunes, with a super-dope guitar finish that reminds us of the best early work by Eddie Fisher! "Traveling Slow" has a smooth stepping sound – very slow, with the guitar just bubbling slightly above some organ. "Evie" has a bit more of ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Excellent trippy instrumentals from Chicago! "The Vamp" has some great chromatic guitar – a bit like Cal Green, with touches of Wes Montgomery – over a hard rolling organ on the beat groove. Tasty stuff – the kind of single that would blow the speakers off your jukebox ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Teddy Edwards —
Feelin's ... CD Xanadu/Elemental, 1974. New Copy ...
A great 70s comeback album from tenorist Teddy Edwards – done after a number of years away from the studio, but with a rock-solid sound that may well be his classics from the 60s! Teddy's tone is amazing on the record – more laidback and confident than on his earlier albums, and a lot ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two tenor greats pay tribute to a host of other tenor greats – but with results that are quite different than you might expect! The album's hardly the type that just revisits familiar cliches from tenor giants of years past – and instead, the team of Houston Person and Teddy Edwards ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Teddy Edwards, Von Freeman, & Buck Hill —
Tenor Conclave ... CD Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ...
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A trio of wonderful tenorists – each of them important players on their respective local scenes – coming together tremendously here in an all-star set! Tracks are often long, and really allow each individual plenty of personal expression on their solos – and although Edwards was ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic dub at Downing Street – a record that must have been quite a bold step during Thatcher's England! This landmark UK dub outing is headed by producer Winston Edwards with grooves from the Wellpack Band – all echoing out with a spacey quality that makes you feel like they're ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mid 80s classic from Eek-A-Mouse! The Mouse's creative peak really hit a high point just a couple years in the decade – and it kept going for quite while – including this steller record from '84. It's among Eek-A-Mouse's best albums ever – featuring the masterful backing of ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really wonderful early work from pianist Berndt Egerbladh – a player who's gotten a lot more global attention in recent years, but who sounds especially great on this rare date from the 60s! The album's a masterful showcase for Berndt's warm, fluid approach on the keys of the piano – a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from the Swedish scene of the 60s – a record that's archly modern, yet soaringly soulful too – a really wonderful combination of modes in the hands of pianist Berndt Egerbladh! The title's a bit strange – as Berndt's hardly the kind of guy that would make us laugh, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Finally, a package that's worthy of this classic cut from Egyptian Lover – as the sleeve opens up into a special pyramid shape, which provides an extra-cosmic container for the very cool white vinyl pressing of the single! (Hip Hop) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Die cut pyramid shaped vinyl – with pop-up packaging, too!)
First LP by this groundbreaking ensemble from Chicago, led by AACM reed player Ed Wilkerson, and featuring Aaron Dodd, Mwata Bowden, and Robert Griffin Jr. The group plays with a style that meshes Mingus-like small group writing with playing styles that fall within an AACM tradition. The record ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
8 Bold Souls have been one of the most consistent (and compelling!) jazz units working in Chicago over the past 20 years – and thanks to the notable leadership of reed player Ed Wilkerson, the group has continued to grow and flourish, bridging a gap between an older AACM south side tradition, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
808 State —
Ex:el ... CD Tommy Boy, 1991. Used ...
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Classic work from 8th Day – working here in 2 different modes! "She's Not Just" is a funky soul tune – heavy on the downbeats, in that early 70s Holland-Dozier-Holland mode. "I Can't Fool Myself" is more of a soulful ballad, with good lyrics by General Johnson and ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Great funky soul from this lost Detroit group! "You've Got To Crawl" has a fantastic hook, and you'll recognize it as one of the band's best tracks. But the real winner is "It's Instrumental", which has a fuzzy sample groove, with loads of heavy guitars, in a very Funkadelic ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
One of the best ever albums by German industrial pioneers, and one of the most strikingly original art noise outfits of the 80s of any kind – the still amazing Einsterzende Neubauten! The blunt force percussive sounds are as penetrating as ever on this album, and you can imagine the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great little record, and one that's far less gimmicky than you might expect! Yes, the tunes here are all from classic videogames – and yes, there's a bit of electricity in the instrumentation – but most of the sounds come from a core quartet with piano, bass, drums, and guitar ... (Jazz) read moreCD