Incredibly solid 70s work by Cartola – recorded in that lean, folksy style used in his best records at the time – and done in a way that keeps the samba groove at an incredibly warm and personal level! The vocals here are the main attraction – recorded with a homey sort of ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A 70s gem from Cartola – one of the key recordings done in a crucial flurry of activity in the later years of his career! There's a simple brilliance here that's hard to deny – aging vocals mixed with spare backings on guitar, flute, and percussion – all in a samba style that's ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Cartola may be 70 years old at the time of this set, but his vocals still sound pretty darn great – and if anything, the passage of time seems to have deepened his sound even more! As with other gems from this revival period in Cartola's career, the sound is warmly traditional, but never too ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A beautiful album of soulful samba tunes – recorded late in the life of singer Cartola, with a gently swinging sound that leaves a nice focus on his still-strong vocals! Cartola's at the height of his powers here – expressive in just the right way, but never going too far off the deep ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Beth Carvalho was one of the leading lights of the new samba generation of the 70s – and this great little album is a good illustration of the lady at her best! Beth can hit a lively groove with the best of them, but also bring a bit more expression to her voice as well – sometimes ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A real 70s gem from the legendary Beth Carvalo – a samba singer with a sound that's always stronger than we'd guess from the cover! Beth has this real depth to her vocals that grabs us right away – a soulful quality that comes through especially well in this setting – as Carvalho ... (Brazil) read moreCD
It's singers like Beth Carvalho who keep the samba alive in Brazil – as her lovely voice and fresh style kept the music interesting for a whole new generation of listeners in the 70s. This 20 track set features some of her best work from the early days – all recorded for EMI/Odeon ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Marc Cary —
Cary On ... CD Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Young lion jazz from a great little combo – one headed up by pianist Marc Cary, and featuring Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Ron Blake on tenor, and Yarborough Charles Laws on flute! The record's got the positive, forward-thinking sound you'd guess from the players – a great mix of entitled ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Marc Cary —
Focus ... CD Motema, 2006. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful tribute to the late, great Abbey Lincoln – served up on a host of solo piano performances by Marc Cary – mostly of tunes penned by Lincoln herself, but also featuring a few originals as well! There's a rich, vibrant feel to the record – a quality that strikes us ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Marc Cary's working here with his Focus Trio – a mighty cool group that has Sameer Gupta handling tablas as well as drums – an instrument that really helps bring a new sort of groove to the record! Cary's always had a way with richly visionary soundscapes – even in a more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A damn great little trio – one led by the energies of Marc Cary, but really working together tightly as a unit from the very first note! There's a pulsating energy to the performance we really love – even on some of the mellower cuts – kind of a flow, or a wave of sound that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Johnny's third record for American Recordings – and one of the best of his late career – again backed by members Tom Petty and members of his Heartbreakers and other smart players, with a mix of hard scrabble country and folk cuts, and Cash's authoritative, soulful covers of great songs ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A wonderfully-themed box set from Johnny Cash – with the full albums Ride This Train, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Sings the Ballads of the True West, Mean as Hell, America/A 200 Year Salute in Story & Song, Bitter Tears From Sea to Shining Sea, and The Rambler – plus singles too! (Folk/Country) CD
(Inner tray holding CD cases is cracked on the edges, and box has some light wear too.)
Excellent early work from Cassiano – one of Brazil's greatest soul stars of the 70s! This album's one of Cassiano's first – and it's got a sound that has a lot more groovy touches than some of later work – including backing vocals, peppy orchestrations, and kind of a mod 60s ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Wonderfully warm and intimate recordings from the great Nelson Cavaquinho – a skilled musician whose talent on the instrument that was his namesake was equal to Baden Powell's on the regular guitar. His vocals are also great – with a dusky folksy quality that complements his playing ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Selection of pieces taken from the motion pictures & documentaries "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford", "The Proposition", "The English Surgeon", "The Girls Of Phnom Penh" and a variety of pieces selected from the vaults. (Soundtracks) CD
The height of French disco – a huge worldwide hit for Cerrone, a nutty bit of space disco that actually holds up pretty darn well over the years! The guy's not really a looker – and the strange "animal operation" cover almost makes this look like a prog rock album – ... (Soul) read moreCD
A pretty amazing surrealist French cosmic concept album from Jacky Chalard – with lots of spacey synth prog atmospherics and spoken French dialogue! This is a record in which Finders Keepers boasts similarities to both Melody Nelson and La Planete Sauvage, and truth be told, the music not ... (Rock) read moreCD
Joe Chambers has always been one hell of a compelling artist – first famously as a drummer on important 60s modern sessions, but over the years also a tremendous leader, and a multi-instrumentalist whose work in a variety of settings never sounds gimmicky or forced at all! That quality ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the best work ever recorded by bassist Paul Chambers – one of the greatest bass players in jazz! This excellent 3CD box set features the bulk of albums that Paul Chambers recorded for Blue Note as a leader, plus an earlier gem recorded for the Imperial label, and another session for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Please note that this set does not include the slipcover or bookets, 3 CDs in individual jewel cases.)
One of the few great records that Paul Chambers made as a leader, and a haunting set of somber hardbop recorded with Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, and John Coltrane. The writing is great, and the group has a nice dark edge that gives the session a slightly different sound than other ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sweet girl group classic stuff from the 50s, most of it recorded for George Goldner's End label. This 18 track set includes many of their big singles like "Prayer", "He's Gone", and "Every Night (I Pray)", but it's also got a number of b-sides and unreleased tracks ... (Soul) read moreCD
Two funky groovers from Chaquito – aka John Gregory, a very groovy British arranger of the 70s! Spies & Dolls is a cool 70s update on the sort of album that came out often in the 60s – but instead of the usual James Bond themes, this one features a lot more funky action – ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
A lovely meeting between vocalist Charito and Michel Legrand – a set that not only features a host of Legrand's wonderful compositions, but also some guest vocals and piano from Michel as well! The setting is laidback, and very jazz-based – a nice take on Legrand's music that brings us ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf —
Big Shots ... CD Stones Throw, 2003. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long lost Charizma tapes are unearthed and see the light of day! We're not entirely certain all these tracks were set to be released on the Hollywood Basic album that never saw the light of day, but we are certain of the quality. An almost lost, but very necessary, piece of the West Coast ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you ... (Soul) read moreCD
Some of Ray's biggest tracks for Atlantic, including many remakes of standards like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You". You've heard it all a million times, but it's still beautiful stuff. The ... (Soul) read moreCD
Two great albums by Ray Charles on one CD! Ray Charles & Betty Carter is a classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Ray during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is ... (Soul) read moreCD