All Categories — All

$



Items/page

Favorite Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 13
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Joey AlexanderMy Favorite Things ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... $6.99
... CD

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... $1.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
DJ KoolWhat The Hell You Come In Here For? (long, radio, brother & sister mix, kool's favorite loop, kool's funk trax, four trax mix) ... 12-inch
Creative Funk, 1990. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fumio KarashimaMy Favorite Things ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most spiritual albums we've heard in years from pianist Fumio Karashima – a set that has the Japanese jazz legend working with a host of different guests, including some horn players who really give his music some depth! The choice of material is great – and Karashima eschews most of his own compositions for work by Herbie Hancock, Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Hutcherson, and others – given lively readings by an ensemble who really know how to burst out at the front, then soar with these very strong solos. The album features a great reading of "My Favorite Things", with a unique use of two bassists; a spare duet with trumpeter Terumasa Hino on "Black Orpheus"; guest work from guitarist Kazumi Watanabe on "Chan's Song"; and nice takes on "So Near So Far", "Gingerbread Boy", "Subtle Neptune", and "Jeannine". CD

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Geoff Love & His OrchestraYour Favorite TV Themes ... LP
Music For Pleasure (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
There's few folks we'd trust more with an album like this than Geoff Love – as he always turns out groovy work – and here serves up a nice array of more obscure 70s TV themes – including "Alias Smith & Jones", "The Brothers", "Nationwide", "World Of Sport", "Colditz", "Midweek", "Country Matters", and "Ironside". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sergio MendesSergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... $8.99
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit of harpsichord too – working with a hip LA group that features Grusin on organ, Tom Scott on flute and soprano sax, and John Pisano on guitar – plus a bit of Brazilian percussion from Joao Donato and Moacir Santos! The result is a heavenly 60s groove – some slight larger backings, plus great work from the jazzy group at the core – and titles include a stunning version of "Ponteio" – plus other Brazilian groovers like "A Banda", "Veleiro", and "Tempo Feliz". There's also a few tracks of US material like "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Comin' Home Baby", done with a nice bossa groove! CD

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley BoysFavorite Waltzes By Hank Thompson ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, nice and clean.)

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousPittsburgh's Favorite Oldies – For Lovers Only Part 2 ... CD
Itzy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
Includes tracks by The Atlantics, The Chants, The Younghearts, Little Sammy, The Sting Reys, The Arabians, Anita May, Elaine Charles, The Chev-Rons, and The Fabulaires. CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available My Favorite Things ... CD 1.99

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
(BMG club pressing.)
Also available My Favorite Things ... CD 1.99

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ DiamondsAmerica's Favorite Song Stylists ... LP
Wing, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ George GreeleyMy Favorite Martian ... CD
La La Land, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful music for the TV show My Favorite Martian – that groovy early 60s program that starred Bill Bixby and Ray Walston as the aliens next door! George Greeley's theme is one of our favorite TV tags from the period – but the rest of the music here is even more sophisticated – a nice range of scene-setting modes that really keeps with the lightly comedic feel of the program, and almost has more of a 50s approach than a 60s sort of groove. There's a few very occasional "space" moments, but most of the music is nicely grounded in an early blend of strings and woodwinds – and packaged in a lovely set that's filled with notes on the music and show. 23 tracks in all – with titles that include "Danger High Voltage", "A Loaf Of Bread", "Hitch Hike To Mars", "The Disastro-Nauts", "Shake Well & Don't Use", "My Nephew The Artist", and "Martian Report #1". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Pete SeegerAmerican Favorite Ballads Vol 2 ... LP
Folkways, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet!)
 
Close matches: 29
Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Beckie BellMusic Madness (orig, Voilaaa rmx, Tom Noble rmx) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $15.99
A fantastic French disco tune – served up here in three different mixes! The original is almost more than enough for us – as Beckie Bell's vocals are wonderful, with a high-tipping range that really grabs us like the female singers in Ramp – and a bottom groove that's heavy on live conga and percussion, which get a nice space of their own near the end! Voilaaa's remix keeps things pretty classic, but just adds in a slightly heavier bassline – and on the flipside, Tom Noble opens the tune up even more at the bottom, and adds some cool moogy bits – and that side of the single seems to have a whole bonus "secret" song too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Byrne & BarnesEye For An Eye ... CD
Climax/Favorite (France), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the smoothest sets to ever come from the Muscle Shoals scene – an early 80s gem that's as much an AOR charmer as it is a modern soul groover! Vocals are by Robert Byrne, with close help from Brandon Barnes – working here with hip production from Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford, who both have roots in older styles of soul, and give Byrne & Barnes a sound that's like a hipper take on the Hall & Oates modes of the time! Arrangements are nice and lean – with just the right amount of riffing guitar or keyboard flair to give the vocals the right sort of kick – and Ivey plays piano, keyboards, organ, and even a bit of vibes. Titles include "Never Gonna Stop Lovin You", "One More Try For Love", "Standby Lover", "Keep On Running", "An Eye For An Eye", "Right Through The Heart", "Crack The Whip", "Love You Out Of Your Mind", and "I'll Try A Little Every Day For You". CD

Close matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Googie & Tom CoppolaShine The Light Of Love ... LP
Columbia/Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
Soaring soul from Googie and Tom Coppola – much more of an R&B-inflected album than their earlier rock work in the group Air – sublimely produced with help from Jerry Peters, who brings in a sweet LA groove! Googie's vocals are especially great – with a higher-pitch Minnie Riperton-esque sort of feel at points – and the rhythms, while upbeat, never get too over the top – leaving some great space for the sort of offbeat midtempo numbers that Peters always does so well. The album's got some nice jazzy touches and a sublime, sophisticated approach to the overall sound that's very crisply executed without succumbing to commercial gloss. "Joyous Flame" is a sought after, late night mellow groover, this set also includes "Broken Wings", "Missing Love", "Family Man", "Everything Is Coming To The Light", and "Shine The Light Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CrystalMusic Life ... LP
Favorite (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Cool Caribbean soul from back in the day – a set that owes plenty to American modern and AOR styles of the time, but which also has its own sort of special vibe as well! The production is tight, but never too slick – and the tunes have this extended, open flow that makes for some especially striking moments – maybe a bit of jazz in some of the Fender Rhodes, or a breezy, almost scatting quality to some of the French language lyrics – which are sung by both a male and female singer. The whole thing's quite different than Haitian or other modes from the time – and titles include "Ti Gacon", "Nostalgie", "Music Life", "Santo Domingo", "Lan Mise", and "Fantastic Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Human Egg (Jean-Pierre Massiera)Human Egg ... LP
Favorite (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Freaky fuzzy club music from the legendary Jean-Pierre Massiera – a weird and wild blend of funky rhythms, spacey electronics, and some of the most mindblowing production you'll ever hear! The grooves are plenty tight, but also stretch out nicely to the sky, too – almost taking on a proggish tinge at points, but without any jamming – just a bit of majesty on some of the vocals, and a strong, powerful lead on some of the fuzzy guitars! Most tracks have some sort of lead vocals, but there are a few instrumentals too – and titles include "Egg", "Hiroshima", "Love Like This", "Delusion", "I Got A Dream Of My Own", "Feeling On My Mind", and "The Lonely Man". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
KarriemI Love You (long, short) ... 12-inch
Pashlo/Favorite (France), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
A fantastic cut from the Oakland scene of the late 70s – one that's already got a pretty stretched out vibe on the main version, then really takes off on the extended cut – which features a totally great Fender Rhodes solo! The groove is snapping with a bit of a boogie bounce – almost more early 80s than you'd guess from the date – and Karriem serves up positive lyrics about his love for a lady, but then really takes off on the keyboards! 12-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mighty Mocambos with Afrika BambaataaHot Stuff (orig, version) ... 7-inch
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
The legendary Afrika Bambaataa joins the Mighty Mocambos – in a cut that mixes their own deep funk modes with some tasty old school touches! Bam gets in a few shouts and calls on the main cut – and the flipside features a nice vocal variation on the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mr President (Patchworks) featuring Sabba MGGoing To A Go Go (original, deep mix)/Night Time (original, dubstrument mix) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the sharpest Patchwork grooves we've heard in awhile – and a cut that breathes new life into the Mr President name! "Going To A Go Go" is the old hit by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – but it's redone here as a crisply percolated house cut with a nicely cosmic vibe – sharp beats and these great bursts of keyboards, all laced between these high-ranged vocals that lay somewhere between Kingston and Motown! "Night Time" is an original, with the kind of classic disco groove that Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart gave us with his Voilaaa work – topped with great vocals from Sabba MG! 12-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Parker BrothersParker Brothers ... CD
Crown Vetch/Favorite (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Proof that underground sounds didn't have to be outsider music back in the 70s – because the Parker Brothers work here with a tightness and studio groove that's right up there with the AOR giants on the major labels at the time! The record's a beautifully homegrown affair, but also comes across with a totally top-shelf sound – songs that are strongly influenced by funk and soul of the time, but served up by a blue-eyed band who really know how to lay down the right sort of instrumentation – especially keyboardist Armand De Genova, whose work on Fender Rhodes really makes the whole thing sparkle. Vocals are cool and compressed, never overdone – and in fact, had the set ended up on a bigger label, it might have gotten wrecked by a producer trying for a hit. Imagine an indie label version of Steely Dan, and you'll get a good idea of the groove here – on cuts that include "Roller Dancin", "Singapore Sling", "Walking Alone At Night", and "Playing With My Emotions". CD
Also available Parker Brothers ... LP 23.99

Close matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Parker BrothersParker Brothers ... LP
Crown Vetch/Favorite (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Proof that underground sounds didn't have to be outsider music back in the 70s – because the Parker Brothers work here with a tightness and studio groove that's right up there with the AOR giants on the major labels at the time! The record's a beautifully homegrown affair, but also comes across with a totally top-shelf sound – songs that are strongly influenced by funk and soul of the time, but served up by a blue-eyed band who really know how to lay down the right sort of instrumentation – especially keyboardist Armand De Genova, whose work on Fender Rhodes really makes the whole thing sparkle. Vocals are cool and compressed, never overdone – and in fact, had the set ended up on a bigger label, it might have gotten wrecked by a producer trying for a hit. Imagine an indie label version of Steely Dan, and you'll get a good idea of the groove here – on cuts that include "Roller Dancin", "Singapore Sling", "Walking Alone At Night", and "Playing With My Emotions". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Parker Brothers ... CD 16.99

Close matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Greg YoderDreamer Of Life ... LP
Favorite (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A rare smooth 70s set from Hawaii – and a record that's even better musically than it is obscure! Greg Yoder had already won us completely when we flipped the album over and saw that he does a version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady" – alongside really fresh remakes of "Moondance", "Parchman Farm", and Kenny Rankin's groover "Haven't We Met" – really great company of songs alongside his own material – presented by a group that also features vibes on most tracks, which step out in solos on some key moments – and really make for a different variation on the AOR sound of the time! Plus, the whole thing's got a vibe that's more indie jazz vocal than any sort of overproduced commercial material – a really charming approach served up in a relaxed Honolulu studio setting – on titles that include all the great ones listed above, plus a version of Emmitt Rhodes "You Must Have", and the cuts "Dreamer Of Life", "Things Were So Easy", and "She's So Easy". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousAOR Global Sounds 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
AOR sounds from around the globe – proof that sweet, smooth 70s grooves didn't just come from studios in California and New York! The records here are all relatively obscure – mostly non-American acts, but working with a wonderfully groovy, wonderfully laidback style – nicely polished, but never too slick or commercial – and very much in that special spirit that's been lauded of late by the growing waves of AOR collectors around the globe! Most numbers come across with a nicely soulful vibe, and a fair bit of jazzy inflections – and although the pace is usually somewhat slow-stepping, there's definitely a groove in place on all these tracks! Titles include "Je Suis En Amour" by Diane Tell, "Rio Sinal Verde" by Junior Mendes, "Got To Be Lovin You" by Erik Tagg, "Peppermint Park" by Paul Hart, "Space Lady" by Ulla, "In Alto Mare" by Loredana Berte, "Neon" by Placa Luminosa, and "Lihue" by Nohelani Cypriano. LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 2 – 1975 to 1983 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Sweet sounds from around the globe – served up by a range of artists who've drawn key inspiration from the LA sound of the 70s, and manage to take the music into some great territory of their own! The sort of smooth production and tight inspiration of the Steely Dan generation had a huge impact on many – and gave singers who might have started in jazz or folk a whole new way to express themselves – stepping out with a bit of a cosmic vibe, and a warm blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation – served up here from scenes as diverse as those in France, Australia, Jamaica, Hawaii, and even the former Yugoslavia! Titles include the killer funky stepper "Two Sides" by Renee Geyer – one of our favorite Aussie soul tracks ever – plus "Long Way Home" by Jay Days, "Everything I'm Living For" by Robert Cotter, "Quelques Mots Gentils" by Carol Ray Band, "Love You Out Of Your Mind" by Byrne & Barnes, "Prepad" by Boban Petrovic, "The Shadow" by O Ji Ji, and "Things Were So Easy" by Greg Yoder. LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About March 27, 2017
... CD

Close matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 3 – 1976 to 1985 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About March 27, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at the time – especially the sweet blend of styles that came into play on the dancefloors of the late 70s! None of these tracks are straight disco, and none have the too commercial styles of the European disco wave of the period – and instead, all the instrumentation is nice and tight, and done in styles you might know from bigger Brazilian groups like Banda Black Rio or Unaio Black – but served up here by more focused solo artists in the lead. Junior Santos hand-picked the tracks from his deep collection of grooves – and titles include "Moral Tem Hora" by Cristina Camargo, "Quero Um Baby Seu" by Solange, "Gosto Amargo De Vida" by Paulo Ramos, "Relax" by Painel De Controle, "Labirinto" by Famks, "Escorpiao" by Carlos Dafe, "Negra Flor" by Sandra De Sa, and "Um Momento Qualquer" by Claudia Telles. CD

Close matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds EP (extended 12" versions) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet vinyl sampler EP from the excellent Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds collection – one that offers up three great tracks from the collection in new extended versions! The music echoes some of the best underground American club of the time – and all the instrumentation is nice and tight, and done in styles you might know from bigger Brazilian groups like Banda Black Rio or Unaio Black – but served up here by more focused solo vocal artists in the lead. These extended versions are great – not messed-up remixes, but more like the kind of old school disco edits – and tracks include "Labirinto (ext Nick The Record version)" by Famks, "Ripa Na Xulipa (ext Charles Maurice version)" by Rabio De Saia, and "Relax (ext Waxist version)" by Paniel De Controle. 12-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians – and by the time the 70s rolled around, there were plenty of records with grooves as great as work in the US from greats like Kool & The Gang or Earth Wind & Fire – both groups who've clearly provided a lot of inspiration to most of the acts on this set! And like some of the best American groups, the Brazilian once started to change their style a bit once the 70s came to a close – with these lean, funky modes that are mighty nice – and which were maybe already more present in Brazil than they were in the American mainstream. But all that history aside, this is one smoking little set – killer clubby funk tracks that have a flavor that's completely universal, even if you can't understand the lyrics – but even the way those lyrics are sung, they're plenty darn catchy, even without the benefit of language. Titles include "Amgio Branca" by Marcia Maria, "To Parada Nua Tua" by Almir Ricardi, "Contigo" by Adriana, "Cara Feita" by Kaito, "Alegria No Ar" by Rosana, "Natureza Viva" by Brenda, "Minas Do Rei Salomao" by Cristina Camargo, and "Valeu A Pena" by Lady Zu. CD
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP 22.99

Close matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians – and by the time the 70s rolled around, there were plenty of records with grooves as great as work in the US from greats like Kool & The Gang or Earth Wind & Fire – both groups who've clearly provided a lot of inspiration to most of the acts on this set! And like some of the best American groups, the Brazilian once started to change their style a bit once the 70s came to a close – with these lean, funky modes that are mighty nice – and which were maybe already more present in Brazil than they were in the American mainstream. But all that history aside, this is one smoking little set – killer clubby funk tracks that have a flavor that's completely universal, even if you can't understand the lyrics – but even the way those lyrics are sung, they're plenty darn catchy, even without the benefit of language. Titles include "Amgio Branca" by Marcia Maria, "To Parada Nua Tua" by Almir Ricardi, "Contigo" by Adriana, "Cara Feita" by Kaito, "Alegria No Ar" by Rosana, "Natureza Viva" by Brenda, "Minas Do Rei Salomao" by Cristina Camargo, and "Valeu A Pena" by Lady Zu. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD 16.99

Close matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousCaribbean Disco Boogie Sounds – Rare & Obscure Gems From The Caribbean Territories 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
A killer collection of funky soul from the Caribbean – not tracks that have a typical island sort of sound, with roots in calypso, soca, or reggae – and instead just he kind of key cuts that match the best underground work on the New York scene! Keep in mind that lots of American disco came from musicians who'd moved up north from the Caribbean – bringing a sunny spirit and driving rhythms in the process, as well as a post-colonial, diaspora approach to the music – which was then fused with American soul and funk for the clubs! This set has a very similar vibe, but just reverses the process – with grooves that borrow plenty from the hipper club styles of the late 70s and early 80s, and come across with a freshly non-commercial vibe, given their Caribbean roots. We'd never heard most tracks here before – hats off to Waxist for compiling the collection – and titles include "Cosmopolitan London" by Ray Williams, "Praise Jah" by Oluko Imo, "My African Religion" by Paul Hurlock, "Going To The Party" by Barry Bryson, "Let Me Love You" by Teddy Davis, and "Macho Man" by Eddie & The Movement. LP, Vinyl record album
 
Possible matches: 468
Possible matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousOld School R&B Love Songs ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning mellow soul – of our favorite variety – laidback, but never sleepy – just slow-stepping with a great undercurrent of deeper ideas set to ultra-soulful vocals! These aren't the smooth hits you'd find on another collection of this name and look – and instead, the package is overflowing with indie soul cuts from the east coast scene in the 70s – particularly that wonderful first half of the decade, in the pre-disco years when so many groups could do such a wonderful job with a mellow cut! The package features a great range of material from a variety of small labels – and titles include "Sugar Brown" by Jimmy Briscoe & The Little Beavers, "Super Fine" by Soul Generation, "Peaceful" by Al Johnson, "Sounds Like A Love Song" by Bobby Glenn, "Love Jones" by Norma Jenkins, "Ooh Baby Baby" by The Escorts, "Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You I Love You" by The Philly Devotions, "Three Minutes To Hey Girl" by George Kerr, "I Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser" by Brothers Of Soul, and "If (part 1)" by Lovehorn. CD

Possible matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousPlace Called Jamaica Part 1 – Derrick Harriott's Productions From The 60's & 70's ... CD
Makasound (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mad batch of extra choice rock steady and seminal early reggae jams! A dozen and a half spectacular numbers pulled from the vaults of one of our favorite Jamaican producers, Derrick Harriott – architect of some of the finest music to emanate from the isle! This collection focuses on his early work, showcasing his most productive period, with the musical niceness provided by the Crystalites and the Chariot Riders. Tracks include "Message From A Black Man" and "The Loser" by Derrick Harriott, "Rescue The Children" by Junior Murvin, "Lonely Woman" by Horace Andy, "Changing Times" by Roman & Dave, "Stop That Train" by Keith & Tex, "Cool Breeze" by Big Youth, "Lips Of Wine" by Dennis Brown", "Malcolm X" and "Dreadlocks" by Earl Sixteen, "Bells Of Death" by Augustus Pablo & Derrick, "Shaft" by the Chosen Few" and more! CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousSources – The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology (3 CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An excellent overview of the legendary Sleeping Bag label – one of our favorite soul indies from the 80s – and a company we could always trust for groundbreaking hip hop and super-fresh soul! More than most labels at the stime, Sleeping Bag really had their ears to the ground on the New York scene – and steered clear of a lot of tinny cliches, and some of the too-electric modes that could dampen the soul of so many other artists – and instead really paved the way for a generation to come with their warmer, more organic sounds on both the dancefloor and the radio. This 3CD set's compiled by Bill Brewster – who also did the excellent other Sources volumes – and the package features 237 tracks that include "Your Life (orig party 12" mix)" by Konk, "Week End (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Class Action, "Clean On Your Bean (Francois K mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Come Into My Life (Mantronix 12" mix)" by Joyce Sims, "Ladies (12" mix)" by Mantronix, "Just Waiting For You (orig master dub 12" mix)" by Anne Marie, "Johnny The Fox (Mantronix 12" mix)" by Tricky Tee, "Jump Back (orig 12" mix)" by Dhar Braxton, "I Can't Wait (12" mix)" by Kariya, "Stay With You (orig 12" mix)" by Dubb Club, "Don't Play Me Raw (original house in effect 12" mix)" by Ecstasy, "Happiness (Frankie Knuckles 12" mix)" by Nicole, "Cumin Up (12" mix)" by Too Badd, "Sound Of JHS 126 Brooklyn (killer whale under water 12" mix)" by Chill Pill, "Somebody New (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Jamaica Girls, and "Fresh Is The Word (Mantronik & John Poppo 12" mix)" by Mantronix with MC Tee. CD

Possible matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousSpiritual Swingers – Presented By Nicola Conte – Deep Afrocentric Modal Jazz ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spirit, swing, and a whole lot more – a mighty collection of music all hand-picked by the legendary Nicola Conte! There's a deeply soulful groove to the whole thing – and a touch of the exotic as well – and the package really reminds us a lot of the great Gilles Peterson Universal collections that were out a few years back – full of deep tones and rich colors, and proof that when you've got the right guy at the helm, a collection of older jazz tracks can be way more than just the sum of its parts! In addition to Universal label work – originally issued on Decca, Emarcy, and other labels – the package features some Fantasy/Prestige tracks too – including some great gems we might have missed otherwise. Almost 75 minutes of music – with titles that include "Taboo" by Dorothy Ashby, "New Delhi" by James Clay, "Big P" by New Jazz Orchestra, "Juan-Les-Pins" by Staffan Abeleen, "Subo" by Klaus Weiss, "Spanish Castles" by George Gruntz, "Modette" by Roy Haynes, "My Favorite Things" by Sound Of Feeling, "Jungle Fantasy" by Yusef Lateef, "Feeling Good" by Pat Bowie, "The Hooter" by Ernie Wilkins, "Afro Blue" by Abbey Lincoln, "Bogota" by Ahmad Jamal, and "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria. CD

Possible matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eric AlexanderNightlife In Tokyo ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $9.99
Always-great work from Eric Alexander – one of our favorite tenor players of the modern age, and a talent who gets better and better with each album! This one features Eric working with pianist Harold Mabern – in a wonderful union that's been forged over the course of a number of records, and which seems to be one of the greatest things that's happened to either player. Mabern lays out loads of wonderful modal lines in the set – keeping a rhythmic pulse that stretches out Alexander's solos in sweeping brilliance on the upbeat tracks, holding them back with gentle soul on the mellower ones. The rest of the group is completed by Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "Nemesis", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "Nightlife In Tokyo", "Cold Smoke", "Island", and "Big RC". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lorez AlexandriaSings The Songs of Johnny Mercer Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
While not as funky as some of her other records for Discovery, this tasty session of vocal tracks still has Lorez singing in a beautifully soulful style, of the type that she's finally getting recognition for these days! The lady has always been one of our favorite vocalists, and she's got some nice backing here from the Mike Wofford trio, plus some additional tenor and flute work by Herman Riley. The whole thing's got a very nice round soulful sound – and titles include "Days of Wine & Roses", "I Remember You", "Early Autumn", and "My Shining Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a slight warp but plays just fine. Cover has a cutout hole.)

Possible matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
American GypsyAmerican Gypsy ... LP
Chess, 1975. Near Mint- ... $48.99
An album that begins with an amazing break – and then rolls into a great batch of fuzzy guitar grooves! The set is one of the odder albums to be issued by Chess Records during its funk years – as American Gypsy were a Dutch band, recording in Holland, and the record was only licensed to Chess for release in the US. We're not sure what made them make this international ploy in their dying years (as they also did with the album Atlantis, by Daniel Salinas), but the move gave them a great bit of funk that's been a favorite with collectors for years! At some point, the album's got a rock/soul sound – almost in the vein of Thin Lizzy or some of the other European groups of the time – but on the best cuts, that heavy guitar gets used to great funky ends, and the rest of the group jumps in line with a good groove. The most famous cut is the massive "Inside Out", which has an excellent breakbeat, funky bass, and very soulful grooves – but other nice cuts include "Golden Ring", "While It's Cold Outside", and "Let Your Life Lead By Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful 90s Japanese pressing!)

Possible matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Earl AnderzaOuta Sight ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! Plus, this great CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts that weren't on the orignal album! CD

Possible matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clarice & Sergio AssadReliquia ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. Used ... $9.99
Really lovely sounds from the father/daughter team of Clarice and Sergio Assad – a pair who would already be great as a musical duo, even without a family connection! Sergio plays acoustic guitar throughout – with a fullness of sound, but also the lighter, lyrical sensibility that makes him a perfect match for Clarice's vocals – which have that mix of jazz and more personal expression we love in our favorite Brazilian singers from the 70s – like Tania Maria or Joyce. The songs are simple, and often poetic – but never in a soppy way – more like they're being written in air by guitar and voice, creating a marvelous portrait in sound. Titles include "Capoeira", "Cidade", "Sol De Clave", "Ventos", "The Last Song", "Angela", and "Song For My Father". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Reliquia ... CD 12.99

Possible matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clarice & Sergio AssadReliquia ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Really lovely sounds from the father/daughter team of Clarice and Sergio Assad – a pair who would already be great as a musical duo, even without a family connection! Sergio plays acoustic guitar throughout – with a fullness of sound, but also the lighter, lyrical sensibility that makes him a perfect match for Clarice's vocals – which have that mix of jazz and more personal expression we love in our favorite Brazilian singers from the 70s – like Tania Maria or Joyce. The songs are simple, and often poetic – but never in a soppy way – more like they're being written in air by guitar and voice, creating a marvelous portrait in sound. Titles include "Capoeira", "Cidade", "Sol De Clave", "Ventos", "The Last Song", "Angela", and "Song For My Father". CD
Also available Reliquia ... CD 9.99

Possible matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roy AyersBest Of Roy Ayers – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA, Late 70s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Fantastic music by one of the all-time greats – easily one of our favorite soul artists of the 70s, and a hell of a jazz musician too! The tracks here are all from Roy Ayers' landmark run at Polydor Records – a place where he turned his straight jazz sound of the 60s into a mix of spiritual, funky, and smooth-stepping grooves that are totally great! The collection brings together some of the key Ayers cuts that have broke big with the younger generation – some because of famous use as hip hop samples – and titles include "Mystic Voyage", "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", "Running Away", "Coffy Is The Color", "Don't Stop The Feeling", "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", "searching", "Gotta Find A Lover", and "Everybody Loves The Sunshine". CD

Possible matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Burt BacharachButch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Forget everything you know about "Raindrops Are Falling On My Head", and give Burt kudos for this gem of an album! Sure, "Raindrops" shows up here a few times – instrumentally, and in 2 BJ Thomas vocal versions – and it's not a bad tune at all. But the real gems are some of the instrumentals – which have Burt almost doing a Tijuana take on his classic A&M sound – in a style that's really wonderful! Our favorite cut is the amazing "South American Getaway" – a breezy vocal scatting number that seems to take the best of the Swingle Singers and I Cantori Modern and roll them into one groovy tune that soars, dips, turns, twists, and holds our dear heart close for 5 minutes and 13 seconds! It's a real gem, and worth the price of the album alone – but you'll also get a few other nice ones, like "The Old Fun City", "The Sundance Kid", "Come Touch The Sun", and "Not Goin Home Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the Academy Award cover.)

Possible matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave BaileyComplete 1 & 2 Feet In The Gutter Sessions (Getting Into Something/One Foot In The Gutter/Two Feet In The Gutter) ... CD
Columbia/Lonehill (Spain), 1960/1961. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
Some of the most soulful jazz ever recorded for Columbia Records – 3 albums worth of material from the combo of drummer Dave Bailey! Bailey's probably best known for his work in the Gerry Mulligan group, but for a brief time at the start of the 60s he stepped out as a leader – working with a focus and intensity that easily matched the best hard boppers on Blue Note or Prestige! These 3 records for Columbia are all amazing sets that we'd rank with some of our favorite jazz from the time – razor-sharp records that have a really earthy finish, and which bring out some of the best hardbop work on record from horn soloists Curtis Fuller, Clark Terry, Junior Cook, Charlie Rouse, and Bill Hardman – all of whom really catch fire under Bailey's guidance! But even above the great horn work on the albums, we really have to note the piano – as Horace Parlan plays on 2 of the albums, easily matching his Blue Note classics, and Billy Gardner follows up on the last set – working with a low low bottom that we love from his sides with Lou Donaldson. Bassists are Peck Morrison and Ben Tucker – and titles include "Slop Jah", "Little Old Mongoose", "Blues For JP", "One Foot In The Gutter", "Sandu", "Two Feet In The Gutter", "Lady Iris B", "Coffee Walk", and "Brownie Speaks". And if 3 albums' worth of material isn't enough, the CD also features 3 more tunes from Bailey's rare Jazztime session with Grant Green and Frank Hayes – "Reaching Out", "Our Miss Brooks", and "One For Elena". 16 tracks in all – most of them quite long! CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Billy BangRainbow Gladiator ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1981. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Proof again that Billy Bang is one of our favorite jazz musicians to ever pick up a violin – because Bang has a way of handling the instrument that opens up into grooves unlike anyone else! The set's got a beautifully flowing, almost spiritual sound at times – one that has Bang getting some great energy out of a quintet that features Charles Tyler on alto and baritone sax, Michelle Rosewoman on piano, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Dennis Charles on drums. The title track has a wonderfully modal groove – and other numbers follow with a similar pulsing energy – one that's richly soulful, and makes the album a real Soul Note standout for the time. Titles include "Rainbow Gladiator, which runs for over 14 minutes – plus "Ebony Minstrel Man", "New York After Dark", "Broken Strings", "Yaa Woman Born On Thursday", and "Bang's Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches57
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pierre BarouhDites 33 Vol 2 – Concert A L'Espace Pierre Cardin ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little live set from one of our favorite French singers – recorded in 1983, with backing by a small Japanese combo, very much in the manner of work on his album Le Pollen. Given that the album is such a studio-oriented session, it's interesting to hear the style of the work performed live – and it's also a great reminder that Barouh's fantastic vocals are what really carry his work in the long run. Backings are very subtle – awash with sound in a way that drifts easily with Pierre's changes in tone and emotion, all served up in that languid charm he first displayed in A Man & A Woman. Titles include "Chanson Pour Teddy", "Chats, Chiens, Chats", "L'autre Rive", "Pepe", 'Le Courage D'Aimer", and "Boule Qui Roule". CD

Possible matches58
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ray BarrettoSenor 007 ... LP
United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during the period too. But despite that simple gimmick, it's a great little set – with a quality level that goes way beyond Bond soundtracks, or the usual from Barretto at the time! The tracks are all hard and groovy, with an excellent jazz feel – and some killer arranging from Ray that's right up there with the work he did for his legendary Charanga Moderna album! You may recognize the song titles – but their versions here are superb, and the album's filled with many many wonderful moments that step out with mad rhythms and great jazzy touches. Titles include "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "OO7", "Search For Vulcan", "Thunderball", and "Goldfinger". Nice "spy" shot of Ray on the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches59
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about Joe trying to find a seat on the subway – and it rolls into killers like "Nuevo Jala Jala", "Juanito", "Ponte En Algo", and the wonderfully emotive "Special Girl". There's a really wonderful quality to all the tunes – honest, open, and done with instrumentation that includes lots of dark passages, yet which also continues to flower in hope! A landmark, and a record that delights us again and again over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches60
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ BeatlesRevolver ... LP
Apple/EMI, 1966. Very Good ... $19.99
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature and sweet lyrics on the love songs – cross-cut with a bit of witty social commentary too! Tracks include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Love You To", "Here There & Everywhere", "She Said She Said", "And Your Bird Can Sing", "Tomorrow Never Knows", and "For No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Apple pressing. Label has initials in pen. Cover has a small piece of masking tape at the bottom of the spine.)

Possible matches61
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Archie Bell & The DrellsThere's Gonna Be A Showdown ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $5.99
A stormer from Archie Bell & The Drells – one of our favorite soul albums ever, and a masterpiece of mid-tempo soul! Archie Bell & The Drells sound amazing here – light years from the rougher funk of their earlier years, yet still with a groove that's undeniable – an incredible meeting of soul music scenes handled by the young Gamble & Huff team – who not only produce most of the record, but also wrote most of the tracks on the set! The groove is lightly lilting, and totally on the money – a sound that's incredible, and hard to describe in words – but which really grabs us from the get-go. All tracks are great, and totally fresh – and tunes include "I Love My Baby", "Houston Texas", "Showdown", "My Balloon's Going Up", "Giving Up Dancing", "Girl You're Too Young", and "Green Power". CD

Possible matches62
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Black Note43rd & Degnan ... CD
World Stage, 1991. Used ... $4.99
One of our favorite jazz debuts of the 90s – a bold statement from the LA underground, and a record that's filled with the soul and creative spirit of a classic Blue Note from the 60s! The group's lineup changed a bit in later years, but on this first outing players are a tight combo that includes James Mahone on alto sax, Richard Grant on trumpet, Ark Sano on piano, Mark Shelby on bass, and Willie Jones III on drums – grooving together in a way that has a great deal of modern touches in the head arrangements, but which breaks out in relaxed, open solos that mark each of the young players as tremendously creative individuals. The trumpet/alto lines are especially nice – almost recalling the sound of some of Jackie McLean's pre-new thing albums of the early 60s – but the original compositions of the album also carry a great deal of the power of the set as well! Titles include "43rd & Degnan", "Lanorris", "Millissa", "New Day", "4th Grade", "Cloud Nine", and "To Be Announced". CD
 
 
 



⇑ Top