All Categories — CDs


Capitol Edit search

Sort by
Exact matches: 8
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie BarnetCapitol Big Band Sessions ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Piltdown Men/Ernie Fields/Earl PalmerPiltdown Men Ride Again – The Capitol Instrumentals With Ernie Fields & His Orchestra & Earl Palmer ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The complete recordings of The Piltdown Men – collected here with a host of other excellent instrumentals from early 60s Capitol Records! The first half of the set features tracks from the short run of The Piltdown Men – a studio-based instrumental project headed by young arrangers Lincoln Mayoga and Ed Cobb – with a lineup that featured top LA talents like Bob Bain and Tommy Tedesco on guitars, plus some honking sax from Scott Gordon – all on a host of songs that have a very strong caveman theme in the title! Yet the overall approach is more rock instrumental – kind of halfway between R&B honkers of the late 50s, and the surf sounds to come (and in fact, you could make an argument that this material prefaces that trend in a great way) – on titles that include "Piltdown Rides Again", "McDonald's Cave", "Goodnight Mrs Flintstone, "Big Lizzard", "Flint Stomp", and "Brontosaurus Stomp". CD then moves onto include 9 more instrumentals from Ernie Fields – an artist who'd already recorded previously on the world of the LA R&B scene in the 50s – and who brings a jazzy vibe to cuts that include "Adam's Rib", "Leap Frog", "Green Green", "Birmingham Jail", and "I'll Cry Instead". Last up are three tracks from the mighty drummer Earl Palmer – "Drum Village (parts 1 & 2)" and "Swingin Drums". CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – Capitol City Soul ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
The Numero Group takes a great step backwards – returning to the capital city of Ohio, Columbus – to mine the same soul and funk treasure trove of their Capsoul collection! The music here comes from the same scene – and often from Capsoul or related labels – and the set offers up a stunning array of rare gems, many of which were never even pressed on record – all showing Columbus to be one of the funkiest, grooviest cities in the US during the early 70s! Lots of the work here has that same heavy groove that we love from the Capsoul collection – and since that initial Numero foray into the compilation business, the label has only become more skilled at unearthing and presenting great sounds like this. The package features notes on both the music and the project of researching it – plus a long appendix on the local labels featured, along with photos and label scans too! Titles include "Woe Is Me" by Kool Blues, "I Need Your Love" by Chandlers, "Funky Disposition" by Dean Francis & Soul Rockers, "Lose The One You Love" by Soul Partners, "Look In The Mirror" by Vondors, "Hysteria" by Four Mints, "This Is The Way That I Am" by La Fez, "When He's Gone" by Associated Press, "Excuse Me Miss" by Jupiter's Release, and "I've Been Trying" by Love Maximum. CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – Capitol City Soul ... LP 21.99

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Art TatumComplete Capitol Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Capitol, 1949/1952. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Fats Navarro & Tadd DameronComplete Blue Note & Capitol Recordings ... CD
Blue Note, Late 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great set of early modern bop material – 37 tracks that bring together the complete Blue Note recordings of Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro – about half of them featuring Navarro in Dameron's group, the other half featuring Fats on his own, working with Bud Powell, Howard McGhee, and Benny Goodman. The set includes a few alternate takes, and titles include "Stealin Apples", "Focus", "John's Delight", "The Squirrel", "The Chase", "Our Delight", "The Skunk", "Double Talk", "Boperation", and "Wail". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ TavaresCapitol Gold – Best Of Tavares ... CD
Capitol, Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Capitol's biggest soul bands of the 70s – and a strong sweet group who made the shift from mellow soul to the disco years. Includes the band's massive "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel", but we prefer their mellower stuff – like their sublime version of "She's Gone", "It Only Takes A Minute", and "The Love I Never Had". 16 songs total! CD
(BMG Direct pressing. Out of print.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ T Bone WalkerComplete Capitol/Black & White Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/1950s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print. BMG Record Club pressing.)

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousLa Havana – 14 Classics From The Cuban Capitol ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Close matches: 146
Close matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Takes Charge ... CD
Riverside/Capitol, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A hardbop classic from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his harder to find albums from the Riverside days! The set has Cannon playing without his usual group, in the context of an all-star batch of players that includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – who he worked with in his time with Miles Davis – plus occasional guest rhythm work by Albert and Percy Heath. The set's strong and straight ahead – a good bridge between Cannon's early Mercury recordings, and his later albums for Riverside and Capitol – tightly crafted solos with a good deal of soul, Adderley holding down all the horn work on the record. Titles include "If This Isn't Love", "Serenata", "Poor Butterfly", "I Remember You", and "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star". CD also features 2 bonus alternate tracks! CD

Close matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cannonball AdderleyMusic You All ... CD
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
Killer work from the same sessions that gave the world Cannonball Adderley's classic Black Messiah album – live material from an extended stretch as the Troubadour club in LA – featuring a very righteous, freewheeling version of Cannonball's group! The lineup features some wonderful work on Fender Rhodes from George Duke – who brings a more soulful, spiritual current to the proceedings than Joe Zawinul did in earlier years – a really commanding presence that hints at his brewing solo fame, and which is a very welcome addition to the core lineup, which also includes Cannon on soprano and alto, and brother Nat on cornet! The performance also fetaures some great guest work from Ernie Watts on tenor and Airto on percussion – who really help round out the long tunes on the set. David Axelrod produced – leaving some nice room for Adderley's key spoken bits – and titles include the 12 minute groover "The Brakes", plus "Oh Babe", "Music You All", and "Capricorn" – plus a sweet take on "Walk Tall", which really has Duke stomping away on the Rhodes! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available Music You All ... LP 14.99

Close matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cannonball AdderleyPrice You Got To Pay To Be Free ... CD
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – one that really displays the full charm of their approach at the time, and that wonderfully crowd-winning mode that made Cannon a key act at this time for rock and soul audiences too! Adderley raps a bit at key points, and brings some righteous energy to the concert – while the rest of the group follow up with performances that really send the whole thing home – Nat Adderley on cornet, Zawinul on Fender Rhodes and piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Cannon plays some soprano sax, in addition to his familiar alto – and titles include "Alto Sex", "Lonesome Stranger", "Wild Cat Pee", "Soul Virgo", "Painted Desert", "Directions", "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Rumplestiltskin", "Price You Got To Pay To Be Free", "Esquisition", "Get Up Off Your Knees", "Down In Black Bottom", and "The Scene". Produced by David Axelrod too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

Close matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
BandMusic From Big Pink (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1968. Used ... $5.99
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing organ grooves, Richard Manuel's aching tenor vocals, Rick Danko's voice and distinctive bass lines, Levon Helm's behind-the-beat drumming and the country wisdom of his voice, Robertson's guitar mastery – this really was THE Band. Includes "Tears Of Rage", "In A Station", "The Weight", "Long Black Veil", "Chest Fever", "Lonesome Suzie", "This Wheels On Fire", "I Shall Be Released" and more. CD
Also available Music From Big Pink ... LP 19.99

Close matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gary BartzLove Affair ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
A wicked set from the great Gary Bartz – one done after his mid 70s association with Larry Mizell – but still very much in a similar groove! The album's a great blend of Gary's soulful alto work with sweet electric backings – often put together with that angular stepping mode he used on some of his gentler funky numbers – and blended with a few mellower moments that live up to the title of the record, and really let Bartz stretch out on soulful solos. There's plenty of nice keyboards on the set, but Nate Morgan also brings in a slightly righteous vibe at times too – and titles include "Shake Your Body", "Love Affair", "At Last", and a remake of "Giant Steps", done in a pretty great way that has it sounding like a sweet 70s modal groover. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional keyboards, percussion, and often a sweet bank of chorus vocals to give the tracks an extra soulful sound! By the time of this album, Larry had already worked to great fame with Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, and Johnny Hammond – and the record has him turning his talents towards Gary Bartz to unlock a whole hidden side of soulful expression that would never be matched again! The title cut – "Music Is My Sanctuary" – is a jazz fusion classic in anyone's book, and it features characteristic Mizell keyboards alongside Gary's soulful sax, augmented by a deep vocal chorus that's simply fantastic. Other highlights include "Carnaval De L'Esprit" and "Macaroni" – and the whole album's nice! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

Close matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Beach BoysBeach Boys' Party!/Stack O Tracks ... CD
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
2 lesser-known, but still-great albums by the Beach Boys – even if they are a bit weird! Party features the group having a good time, working live through versions of rock and R&B tunes like "Hully Gully", "Tell Me Why", "Pap-oom-mow-wow", "Moutain Of Love", "Alley Oop", and their famous version of "Barbara Ann". Stack O Tracks is like a Karaoke album, in that it's got the instrumental versions of Beach Boys classics – like "You're So Good To Me", "Let Him Run Wild", "Sloop John B", "In My Room", "Do It Again", and "God Only Knows". Sing along – and have your friends join in – or think of it as an instrumental peek at the genius of Brian Wilson. Contains 3 bonus tracks, too! CD

Close matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Beach BoysPet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (4CDs/Blu-ray/book) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. New Copy 4CD & Blu-ray ... $72.99 79.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Amazing book-style version – comes in a hardcover book, with 48 pages of notes and photos! Includes 4CDs – CD1 features the full mono and stereo mixes of the album, plus 2 promo spots for "Caroline No", unused background vocals for "Don't Talk", and the track "Hang On To Your Ego". CD2 features 27 tracks from the Pet Sound Sessions. CD3 features 8 more Sessions tracks – and 16 more Alternate Versions – different mixes and speeds of tracks on the album. CD4 features 11 unreleased live versions of songs from the album – recorded from the late 60s through the early 80s – plus 11 more instrumental versions of the songs – and "Good Vibrations (master track with partial vocal). Blu-Ray disc features 5.1 Surround Sound mono, stereo, and stereo instrumental versions – plus additonal album material in 5.1 Surround and stereo. CD
(In a hardbound book!)
Also available Pet Sounds (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Beach BoysSmile Sessions Box Set (5CDs, 2LPs, 2 X 7 inch singles plus 60 page book) ... CD
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used 5CD,2LP,2x7Inch ... $99.99
My God – they finally did it! After all these years of hearing about the legendary Smile album from The Beach Boys – hearing snippets on other albums, studio bonus tracks, re-recordings, and all the other sources they've dangled in front of us for decades – Capitol's finally gone and done what they never did back in the 60s – released the whole legendary set together, as one package – and in formats that even exceed anything that might have been issued back in the day! You've probably heard a good number of the songs here before – some as they were chopped up and included on Smiley Smile, 20/20, and other post-Pet Sounds albums by the group – and in some recent re-recordings by Brian Wilson. But trust us, they all sound amazing here together – in the original recordings, with sublime 60s studio production, and godlike arrangements by the young Brian Wilson. Titles include "Our Prayer", "Gee", "My Only Sunshine/You Are", "Cabin Essence", "Wonderful", "Surf's Up", "Holidays", "Vege-Tables", "Good Vibrations", "Love To Say Dada", "Do You Like Worms", "Barnyard", and "I'm In Great Shape". Plus, this amazing box set has loads to blow your mind even more – a cool "storefront" shadow box cover that's unlike anything we've ever seen – with 5CDs that include the original album with 8 bonus tracks on the first disc – then four more CDs that include sublime studio variations that show the whole album in progress – the stuff that bootleggers have drooled over for years – and which, if you're like us, is still incredible, even in rough from – really better than most "finished" music of the time. Package also includes the 2LP vinyl version, 2 7" singles with pic sleeves, a poster, and a cool 60 page book, with notes on the music, sessionography, photos, and way more – a true celebration! CD

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part 2 ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 2011. Used ... $7.99
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 flaunted so brilliantly in the period from Check Your Head to Hello Nasty! Hot Sauce was initially solicited as Part 1 to be followed by a Part 2, but the album was put on hold while Yauch battled cancer, which gave the Beasties plenty of time to finess the material and release it as the definitive project we have here. It's solid stuff and a Beastie Boys album through-and-through – and their as immune to trends as ever. Guests include Nas, Santagold and Switch. Tracks include "Make Some Noise", "Nonstop Disco Powerpack", "Too Many Rappers (New Reactionaries Version)" with Nas, "Lee Majors Comes Again", "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" feat Santigold, "Tadlock's Glasses", "The Lisa Lisa/Full Force Routine", "Here's A Little Something For Ya" and more. CD
Also available Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 79.99

Close matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Beastie BoysIll Communication ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1994. Used ... $1.99
What can we say? The Beasties continue with the live jazz/funk/garage (as in rock, not house) sound and keyboards by Money Mark. With the classic "Get It Together" featuring Q-Tip. And you can't go wrong with any LP that samples Ramelzee and K-Rob's "Beat Bop." Other tracks include "Sure Shot", "Futterman's Rule", "Shambala", "Sabotage", "The Scoop", "Do It", "Heart Attack Man", "Bodhisattva Wow", and "Root Down". CD
(Small price sticker on booklet cover.)

Close matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CalderaSky Islands ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic Latin-tinged fusion on Capitol – recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

Close matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nat King ColeAfter Midnight – The Complete Sessions ... CD
Capitol, 1956. Used ... $6.99
A great album, and one in which Nat King Cole returns to his roots as a jazz singer! The session differs greatly from Nat's other schmaltzy ones from the time, and it features a very "after midnight" sound – with Nat playing and singing backed only by a small combo that includes jazz greats like Harry Edison, Willie Smith, Jual Tizol, and Jack Costanzo. Plus, if that's not enough, this fab CD adds a whopping batch of extra tracks to the original LP – for a total of 18 beauties that sound perfect on a warm summer night, long after the sun has gone down. Titles include "Caravan", "Candy", "What Is There To Say", "You're Looking At Me", and "Blame It On My Youth". Great stuff! CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing.)

Close matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Danger Mouse & SparklehorseDark Night Of The Soul ... CD
Capitol, 2010. Used ... $2.99

Close matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Danger Mouse & Daniele LuppiRome ... CD
Capitol, 2011. Used ... $4.99
Sonic adventurer and avant pop mood-setter Danger Mouse teams up with Italian composer and soundtrack guru Daniele Luppi for the atmospheric Rome – a rewarding effort that demonstrates once again how pretty much no one is taking as many brilliant creative risks on a major label than Brian Burton in the early aught tens! Danger Mouse's stamp as a writer and producer is all over Rome, but it bears the hallmarks of Luppi even more profoundly – material crafted by Italian musicians up to and including the great Edda Dell'Orso on voice! Jack White and Norah Jones contribute, and if the pop star names made the project an easier pill to swallow for Capitol, that's all the better, because their warm voices and obviously genuine affection for the material truly serves it well. Titles include "The Rose With A Broken Neck", "Season's Trees", "Roman Blue", "Black", "The Matador Has Fallen", "The World", "Her Hollow Ways" and more. CD

Close matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Martin DennyBest Of Martin Denny's Exotica ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99

Close matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Raul De SouzaDon't Ask My Neighbors ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
A tremendous moment for trombonist Raul De Souza – working here in a style that's light years past his roots in bossa nova! The set's got a heavy California vibe – a late 70s blend of jazz and soul handled by producer George Duke, who also arranges many tracks on the record – but still leaves plenty of room for Raul to step out strongly in the lead! Things are never too overdone, and handled with that sunny style that players like Duke did so well – lots of warm jazzy elements in the backings, coming from Fender Rhodes by Bobby Lyle, percussion from Airto, and drums from the great Harvey Mason – who really brings an edge to some of the groovers. Titles include a killer cover of the Skip Scarborough tune "Don't Ask My Neighbors" – plus "La La Song", "Overture", "At The Concert", "I Believe You", and "Jump Street". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Don't Ask My Neighbors ... LP 4.99

Close matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Raul De SouzaSweet Lucy ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet Lucy, and mighty groovy – a wonderful album from Raul De Souza, cut during the height of his fame on the California scene! Like Raul's other work for Capitol, this record really sparkles from tight help from George Duke – who handles production, and some of the arrangements – and really helps De Souza find a tight jazzy groove! The instrumentation is a bit leaner than some of Raul's other records of this nature, which is a nice thing – as you get to hear plenty of keyboards from Patrice Rushen, Fender Rhodes from Dawilli Gonga, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard, and percussion from Airto. There's a bit of chorus vocals at times, but the main focus is on Raul's trombone solos – and cuts include of Joao Donato's "Banana Tree", plus "Sweet Lucy", "New Love", "Wild & Shy", "Bottom Heat", "Wires", and "At Will". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Sweet Lucy ... LP 1.99

Close matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dirty VegasDirty Vegas ... CD
Capitol, 2002. Used ... $1.99

Close matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gene DunlapTired Of Being A Nice Guy ... CD
Capitol/EMI (UK), 1983. Used ... $29.99
Dunlap's third LP for Capitol – done with an 80s groove approach that's miles away from his earlier, jazzier work! There's a fair bit of electricity in the grooves – both in the beats and the keys, which move along at a sweetly gliding pace, followed by Gene's roughly soulful vocals. Our favorite cut on the set is the sublime "Take Back My Love" – a great little number with a quiet storm kind of groove – and other nice tracks include "There's Talk", "In Just A Matter Of Time", and "Your Love Is Too Much", the last two of which feature lead vocals by Natalie Griffin! CD
(Out of print, CD is copy controlled.)

⇑ Top