All Categories — All Formats


GQEdit search


Sort by
Exact matches: 2
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
GQSomeday (In Your Life)/Don't Stop This Feeling ... 12-inch
Arista, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Although often known only for their big hits, GQ could come up with some nice numbers when they wanted to – like the groovy "Someday", which has a tight jazzy "free soul" kind of groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo, with a bit of marker.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ GQFace To Face (with bonus track) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully solid grooving from GQ – an album issued a few years after their bigger hits, but it's still plenty great and just as worthy! The trio have a wonderful way of laying out a sweet harmony without getting too cloying, nor too poppy – and the best cuts here glide along beautifully in a mellow or midtempo mode! There's a tightness here that reminds us of Tavares or The Main Ingredient at their best – but a bit more modern soul overall, and often with a very slight nod towards the growing 80s groove mode. Titles include "Face To Face", "I Love (The Skin You're In)", "Sad Girl", "Shy Baby", "Shake", "You've Got The Floor", "Dark Side Of The Sun", and "Boogie Shoogie Feelin". This edition from Funky Town Grooves includes the bonus track "Try Smurfin'". CD
Possible matches: 1
Possible matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Billy StewartOne More Time – The Best Of Billy Stewart ... CD
Chess/MCA, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
Billy Stewart was one of the greatest soul singers ever to record for Chess (even though he wasn't from Chicago), and although his work for the label stretched from the early to the late 60's, he's not nearly as well-remembered as he should be. This set aims to correct that, and features 20 great tracks of some of the most unusual soul you'll ever hear. You may already know Billy's voice from his amazing crossover version of "Summertime" (which still shows up on oldies stations), but that's only the beginning of the way this stuff grooves, as the arrangements are fantastic, and have a tight punch and loping groove that will knock you off your feet. Tracks include the classic "Sitting In the Park" (later covered by GQ), "Cross My Heart", "Secret Love", "Tell Me The Truth", "Strange Feeling", "Fat Boy", and the nice version of "Every Day I Have the Blues", which begins with some tight funky drums. Great stuff throughout, and one of the truly unique voices in soul music! CD
Partial matches: 2
Partial matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dedication OrchestraSpirits Rejoice ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1992. Used ... $18.99
An incredibly powerful British jazz supergroup – very much in the spirit of the larger ensembles of the 70s UK scene, but with a sense of poise and maturity that marks the album as an extremely different work! The lineup on this one is enough to recommend the set – as players include Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Minton, Harry Beckett, Django Bates, Louis Moholo, and at least a dozen additional figures important to British jazz in the 70s and 80s – but the amazing thing about the record is the way in which so many egos can come together in one musical vision, sharing the best parts of their talents without clashing in the studio. The set features a variety of originals by Dudu Pukwana, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, and Mongezi Feza – and titles include "B My Dear", "Dancing Damon", "Ithi Gqi", "Traumatic Experience", "Sonia", "Manje", and "Woza". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith & TumoOccupy The World ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2013. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
An impressive larger project from Wadada Leo Smith – one that features his full compositions played by the Tumo ensemble of Finland – with a range of sounds, tones, and textures that's simply breathtaking! All the spacious, organic elements of Smith's smaller-group work is still in place – but the larger array of players really takes the approach to the next dimension – reaching territory that Leo and contemporaries would never hit on their own – with a depth of feeling and expression that really warrants the double length of the set. In addition to Smith's own trumpet – which solos on most tracks – the set also features a long bass solo from John Lindberg, plus reeds from Juhani Aaltonen, Fredrik Ljungqvist, and Mikko Innanen – plus harlp from Iro Haarla, guitars from Kalle Kalima and Mikko Iivanainen, and trumpet and electronics from Verneri Pohjola. Titles include "The Bell 2", "Queen Hatshepsut", "Mount Kilimanjaro", and 'Crossing On A Southern Road". CD

⇑ Top