All Categories — All




Items/page

Johnny Williams Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 4
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny CashJohnny Cash Sings Hank Williams ... LP
Sun/Sundazed, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Johnny Cash masterfully dips into the Hank Williams songbook – and what we get from it is and excellent Sun LP in which one of the greatest forlorn voices in honky tonk/proto rock/country music history pays perfect tribute to the originator! This one not only includes Cash's raw, unfussy earlyish Sun style takes on Hank classics, but some of Johnny's own standards, and it's as high quality of a beginning-to-end listen as just about any in his Sun canon. Includes "I Can't Help It", "You Win Again", "Hey Good Lookin'", "Give My Love To Rose", "Come In Stranger", "Mean Eyed Cat", "Come In Stranger", "I Walk The Line", "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny WilliamsFitzwilly ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of our favorite Johnny Williams soundtracks ever – music for a barely-remembered heist film that starred Dick Van Dyke, but a set of tracks that really shows Williams moving into some wonderful new territory! There's a strongly jazzy vibe to the set – and Williams almost works at the level of Johnny Mandel here, especially in the way he sometimes banks strings gently alongside the jazz – creating a mix of sadness and sex that's mighty nice. The album gave the world one minor hit – the sublime "Make Me Rainbows", which is served up here in both vocal and instrumental versions – then wonderfully echoed on some of the other tunes too. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Make Me Rainbows", "The Xerox Crisis", "More Theft", "Fitzwilly's Date", and "Juliet's Discovery". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA Classics pressing.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Barney BigardDuke's Men – Original 1936 to 1939 Recordings ... LP
Epic, Late 30s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album that features late 30s recordings by some of Duke Ellington's most famous sidemen! The groups on most of these are fairly similar – mostly small group sessions from the larger Ellington outfit – pulled out in ways that give a strong focus on the solo talents of the session leader – and as with other packages in this series, the fidelity is much better than the original singles, and accompanied with full notes on the music! Titles include "Rexatious" and "Lazy Man's Shuffle" by Rex Stewart; "Echoes Of Harlem", "Swing Pan Alley", and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me" by Cootie Williams; "The Rabbit's Jump", "Pyramid", and "Jitterbug's Lullaby" by Johnny Hodges; and "Caravan" and "Stompy Jones" by Barney Bigard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Encore Series pressing.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Johnny WilliamsCheckmate/Rhythm In Motion ... CD
Columbia/Film Score Monthly, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 early 60s Columbia classics from Johnny Williams – one a soundtrack, and one a batch of instrumental tunes! Checkmate is one of the greatest crime jazz TV soundtracks ever – a searing batch of tracks from the pen of Johnny Williams! The work on the set is possibly more famously known from the Shelly Manne album of small combo performances – but this original soundtrack is possibly even more exciting, as Williams uses some great twists and turns in the larger orchestrations – creating really evocative moody passages, yet still sticking to a jazzy approach overall. There's some soaring tunes that groove in a nicely compressed way – moving much more into a 60s mode, and leaving the cliches of 50s crime jazz behind – and overall, we've gotta say that this one may be Williams' finest soundtrack moment ever! Titles include "The Black Knight", "Fireside Eyes", "The King Swings", "Shy Youth", "Far Out Place", and "Cyanide Touch". Rhythm In Motion is a rare album of stereo-heavy instrumentals by Williams – done in a style that's quite similar to the RCA Stereo Action series of the time – with lots of unusual instrumentation, and a wide-ranging sound that leaps back and forth from speaker to speaker! There's plenty of jazzy interplay in the music – similar to Williams' 60s soundtrack work – and the large array of woodwind, brass, and rhythm players includes west coast jazzmen like Pete Candoli, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Rowles, Larry Bunker, and others. Titles include "The Varsity Drag", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Johnny One Note", "An Occasional Man", "Sunny Disposish", "Buckle Down Winsocki", and "My Heart Belongs To Daddy". CD
(Out of print.)
 
Possible matches: 41
Possible matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Richard BerryYama Yama! – The Modern Recordings 1954 to 1956 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99
Raunchy R&B from the great (and vastly underrated) Richard Berry! Berry was a key singer in the west coast scene of the 50s – with a style, sound, and raw sense of power that makes him as important a pre-soul figure as Johnny Guitar Watson and Larry Williams! The set's got 28 cuts in all – all from Richard's hard raw soul years in LA – and work is a great example of the strong solo acts that were part of the second-generation R&B underground after the first wave of hard rockers in the early 50s. The CD's packed with great notes on Berry's career at the time, and features work recorded for the Flair and RPM labels – with The Dreamers, Etta James, The Cadets, and Rickey & Jennell. Titles include "Daddy Daddy", "The Big Break", "Wait For Me", "Rockin Man", "Look Out Miss James", "Hey Henry", "Yama Yama Pretty Mama", and "Get Out Of The Car", one of the fiercest date-rape songs we've ever heard! CD

Possible matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Duke EllingtonBlack Power ... CD
Squatty Roo, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A rare live performance from Duke Ellington – recorded in 1969 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, when Duke was taking a European tour to celebrate his 70th birthday! The cover art is maybe a bit misleading – given that the album isn't really the sort of righteous political statement that image might imply – but Ellington and the group definitely have a brooding sort of power, especially on a few of the more original, contemporaneous tunes on the set. Players include Cat Anderson and Cootie Williams on trumpets, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Johnny Hodges on alto – and the recording quality is definitely a bit "live", although most performances come through pretty clearly. Titles include "El Gato", "Black Butterfly", "La Plus Belle Africaine", "Tenorsaxophone Calisthenics", "Black Power", and "Black & Tan Fantasy". CD

Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Duke EllingtonDaybreak Express – 16 Brilliant & Long Unavailable Performances From The Early 30s ... LP
RCA, Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Classic 30s Ellington for Bluebird – with Cootie Williams on trumpet, Juan Tizol on trombone, Johnny Hodges on alto and soprano sax, and Harry Carney on baritone and clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Duke EllingtonIn A Mellotone ... LP
RCA, Early 40s/1956. Very Good ... $4.99
A 50s LP that showcases Duke's early 40s sides for the Bluebird/Victor label – including early versions of formative compositions, featuring players like Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, and Ray Nance. Titles include "Take The A Train", "Portrait Of Bert Williams", "Rumpus In Richmond", "Rocks In My Bed", "Sepia Panorama", "Flaming Sword", "Perdido", and "Blue Serge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Show ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the coolest earliest albums from the great Johnny Otis – a late 50s set that was issued on Capitol's grittier Dig subsidiary – and which features the full range of the Otis revue, captured surprisingly well! Yes, work for other labels at the time often featured Johnny with some of his other associates – but the overall presentation of this one, done as a "show" formation (although most likely studio, not really live) has Johnny shifting between a range of other talents too – including Three Tons Of Joy, Jeannie Sterling & The Moonbeams, and Mel Williams – plus Johnny himself, and work from his great group that can effortlessly blend jazz elements with R&B! Titles include "Loop De Loop", "Can't You Hear Me Callin", "In The Dark", "Lonely River", "Stay With Me", and "Hum Ding A Ling". CD

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Shows – Vintage 1950s Broadcasts From Los Angeles ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Totally cool stuff – a set of 50s radio broadcasts from LA R&B legend Johnny Otis! And wait, before you say "radio broadcasts? Bet the quality's not good" – don't! The work on here is really great, and the sound quality is equally good – and together, the set offers a totally different side of Otis than you'd hear on the studio recordings. These recordings not only have Johnny grooving with his great 50s band, but they also feature a bit of radio patter, advertisements, and other spoken bits – showing just how plugged in Johnny was to the south central community. Way more than just an excellent set of 50s R&B, the CD's a brilliant document of the time – with a level of quality that makes it even more tremendous. Performers include Johnny, The Dominoes, Marie Adams, The Mermaids, Larry Williams, and The Penguins – and tunes include "Sweet Love", "One Sweet Letter", "Bum On A Log", "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean", "Not Too Young", "Justine", "The Dummy", and "Dirty Dishes". CD

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Harold OusleyHarold Ousley – Tenor Sax ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A legendary album from this tenor genius from Chicago – a hell of a player who emerged in the same generation as Clifford Jordan, John Gilmore, Eddie Harris, and Johnny Griffin – yet never fully got his due! The album's easily one of the most sharp-edged for the Bethlehem label – and has the power of a rare Blue Note or Prestige date from the same time – thanks partly to Harold's sharp bite in the tone of his tenor, and partly to an ultra-hip lineup that includes Charles Davis on baritone sax, Julian Priester on trombone, Phillip Wright on piano, Thomas Williams on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums. The set really showcases that mix of modern and soulful that was the best side of the Chicago scene at the start of the 60s – a vibe you'd find from a group like the MJT+3 or the Gene Shaw Quintet on Argo – even more of a surprise here on the mostly-cool Bethlehem label. Ousley penned some great originals for the record – and titles include "Porter's Groove", "Struttin To Truckin", "Paris Sunday", "Decvachan", and "Dell A Von". CD

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave PellI Remember John Kirby ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An interesting album for Pell – one in which he turns his tightly-arranged west coast style to a mode that approximates the sound of the famous John Kirby group at the end of the 30s! Pell's working with new arrangements of older tunes associated with Kirby – done by Harry Betts, Johnny Williams, and Med Flory – in a group that includes Ray Linn on trumpet, holding the Charlie Shavers part, and Benny Carter on alto, handling some of the Russell Procope passages. Titles include "Rose Room", "Double Walk", "Tootsie Roll", "It Feels Good", "Undecided", "Blue Skies", and "Opus 5". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave PellOld South Wails ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A pretty strange concept for an album – a bunch of LA jazz players get together and do versions of songs usually associated with the south! This penchant for swinging tunes from unusual sources was one of Pell's strongest 50s tricks, though, and he makes it come off pretty well with a group that includes Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Marty Paich on piano, and Med Flory on baritone sax. Arrangements are by Flory, Paich, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Johnny Williams – and titles include "Shi Me Sha Wabble", "Sugar Foot Strut", "Jazz Me Blues", "Blues", "Paper Doll", and "Ballin The Jack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Zoot SimsZoot (Argo) ... LP
Argo, 1956. Sealed ... $9.99
An obscure session for Zoot Sims – but a nice one! The group's a quartet – with Johnny Williams on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Knobby Totah on bass – and Zoot's blowing in an unfettered setting that reminds us a bit of Sonny Stitt in similar settings at the same time! Tracks are shortish, but there's still plenty of room for Zoot to work in a style that's up there with his best bop recordings of the 50s – and at some level, the record's got the same sharp edge as Sims' best early sides for Prestige – but perhaps goes them one better with an added sense of tightness and maturity. The titles are pretty fresh too – and include "55th & State", "920 Special", "Gus' Blues", and "Bohemia After Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Jazz Wax Records. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front and anti-theft sensor on back.)

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny Hammond SmithMr Wonderful ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A record that definitely lives up to its title – reminding us not only that Johnny Hammond Smith is one hell of an organist, but also a great leader with a really unique feel for a groove! The set's noteworthy not just for Johnny's own work on Hammond, but also for the presence of a young Houston Person – blowing tenor here in a way that's breathtaking right from the start – a bold, soulful tone that's a perfect fit for the group – which also includes trumpet from Johnny Williams and guitar from Eddie McFadden. The set includes a lot of tasty originals by Johnny – like "Cyra", "Lambert's Lounge", "Departure", and "Opus 2" – and already shows the way that Hammond was complicating his groove from that of other players of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with silver text and microphone logo. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole in one corner.)

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
John WilliamsLong Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
A mad little soundtrack – for a mad little film! The Long Goodbye is one of the best-remembered Robert Altman films of the 70s – a wonderful contemporary remake of a Raymond Chandler/Phillip Marlowe classic – and in addition to some nice jazzy moments scored by John Williams, the score also features a stunning re-presentation of the main theme – a haunting number with vocals by Johnny Mercer! In the movie, Elliot Gould hears the song in many different versions – in a nightclub, on the radio, and in other settings that continue as the movie goes on – even a mariachi band at one point! The soundtrack CD features all these great versions – ten in all – with solo piano by Williams, a trio take by Dave Grusin, and vocals by Irene Kral, Clydie King, and Jack Sheldon too! The CD features all these takes on "The Long Goodbye" – plus more tracks that include "Marlowe In Mexico", "Night Talk", "Main Title Montage", and "The Border – plus even some studio rehearsal on the track, including banter from Clydie King! CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousAcoustic Blues – The Roots Of It All – The Definitive Collection Vol 3 – 1960s/1970s ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99 49.98
A stunning selection of acoustic blues – a series of well-done, deep-detailed CDs put together by the folks at Bear Family – who always give way more than 100% when it comes to this sort of project! The package comes with 2CDs and a super-heavy booklet that's filled with notes on the music, and song-by-song details – and this volume covers huge years of revival for the acoustic blues style – seminal recordings from the 60s and 70s, as a host of younger labels worked hard to rediscover lost blues giants from previous decades, and give exposure to some lesser-known talents too! 2CD package features 48 titles in all – with work by Mance Lipscomb, Scrapper Blackwell, Smokey Babe, Herman E Johnson, Johnny Young, Buddy Moss, Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, Robert Pete Williams, Rev Gary Davis, Henry Townsend, Louisian Red, Jack Owens, Johnny Shines, Juke Boy Bonner, Babe Stovall, Furry Lewis, Joe Callicott, John Jackson, JB Lenoir, and many others. CD

Possible matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBlues For Dootsie – The Blue & Dootone Sides ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. Used ... $9.99
A treasure trove of rare postwar blues from the west coast – material cut for Dootsie Williams, best known as the head of the seminal Dootone label in LA! The set offers both tracks from Dootone and Williams' rarer imprint Blue – the latter of which existed from the late 40s into the early 50s, and featured a fair bit of excellent material done in the more laidback bluesy mode of LA after the war – styles popularized by Charles Brown, Cecil Gant, and others – echoed strongly in many of the performances here. As the set rolls on into the later 50s, some of the tracks pick up a bit more of an R&B sound – but the work is still relatively unified here, thanks to a good focus on the more blues-based work on Dootone. 30 tracks in all, plus some really great notes – all at the usual high Ace level! Titles include "Rent Day" by Stormy Herman, "Richmond Blues" by Betty Hall Jones, "West Coast Baby" by Johnny Taylor & His Mellow 5, "I Got A Country Girl" by Bobby Nunn, "Everybody's Jumpin Tonight" by Dootsie Williams & His Rhythm Kings with Joe Turner, "You'd Better Come Home Baby" by Violet Hall, "The Hole In The Wall" by Cleo Brown, "Are You Ready To Go Steady" by Paul Monday, and "Katy Lee" by Fats Gaines. CD

Possible matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousCountry Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.98
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into the "swamp rock" mode of the time – while others showcase hip LA artists mixing rootsy elements with tighter studio production – and a few more have genre-crossing country artists trying on some more soulful modes for good measure. The range of work is really great – and quite surprising, too – and the whole thing's got a great look that really illuminates the music within. Titles include "Northeast Texas Women" by Willis Allan Ramsey, "Nobody" by Larry Williams & Johnny Watson, "Collection Box" by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, "Me & Mr Hohner" by Bobby Darin, "Hunger Child Blues" by Townes Van Zant, "California Women" by Hoyt Axton, "Pay Day Give Away" by Bill Wilson, "Shotgun Willie" by Willie Nelson, "Cajun Moon" by JJ Cale, "Sumpin Funky Going On" by Donnie Fritts, and "Don't Let Me Down" by Dillard & Clark. CD
Also available Country Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... LP 21.99

Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousCountry Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 26.98
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into the "swamp rock" mode of the time – while others showcase hip LA artists mixing rootsy elements with tighter studio production – and a few more have genre-crossing country artists trying on some more soulful modes for good measure. The range of work is really great – and quite surprising, too – and the whole thing's got a great look that really illuminates the music within. Titles include "Northeast Texas Women" by Willis Allan Ramsey, "Nobody" by Larry Williams & Johnny Watson, "Collection Box" by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, "Me & Mr Hohner" by Bobby Darin, "Hunger Child Blues" by Townes Van Zant, "California Women" by Hoyt Axton, "Pay Day Give Away" by Bill Wilson, "Shotgun Willie" by Willie Nelson, "Cajun Moon" by JJ Cale, "Sumpin Funky Going On" by Donnie Fritts, and "Don't Let Me Down" by Dillard & Clark. LP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in a deluxe stoughton tip on jacket.)
Also available Country Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... CD 11.99

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousLost Without You – The Best Of Kent Ballads 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Stunning soul ballads from the late 60s and early 70s – pulled from some mighty rare 45s, and some excellent unissued sessions too! If you think rare soul singles are only the province of funk fans or Northern Soul collectors, you'll be amazed at the sublime sounds within – as the cuts are a mix of harmony soul, heartbreaking love songs, and some especially moody numbers with a brilliant late nite vibe – the kind of cuts that seem to sound extra special in that time past midnight on a hot summer night! We're huge fans of music like this, but hadn't heard most of these tracks before – and the collection's a stunner for both the longtime fan of vintage soul, and someone who's just new to mellow magic like this. Titles include "Nobody But You" by The Exotics, "Apartment 9" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Stay Away" by The Turn Arounds, "I Don't Need Nobody" by Jerry Washington, "I Love You More" by Lee Williams & The Cymbals, "Lost Without You" by Lorraine Chandler, "Lonely Man" by The Soul Brothers, "King For A Day" by Danny White, "I Give A Damn" by Johnny Watson, and "Everybody Knows" by Peggy Gaines. CD

Possible matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousModern Vocal Groups Vol 6 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A huge discovery in vocal group material from the 50s – served up in this excellent series of tracks from the vaults of LA's Modern Records label! Most folks associate the early vocal group sounds with the east coast or Chicago scenes of the postwar years – but there was also plenty of harmonizing and doo wop on the west coast, too – although sometimes not as well-exposed as the bigger hits back east! This series really corrects that mistake – and serves up a stunning wealth of work from the early Cali scene – tracks recorded by the Modern Records label, a company with a rich legacy in jump blues, R&B, and other hip postwar styles – all of which they brought to play on their recordings in a vocal group mode. The Modern approach often has some wonderful arrangements that further empower the vocals – a harder swing that gives the singers the same push as some of the label's solo acts – and as usual for Ace Records, this collection moves way past the hits, to include some unreleased tracks, and rare singles from the Modern, RPM, Crown, and Flair labels. Volume 6 moves a bit into the early soul years – and features 24 tracks that include "This Heart Of Mine" by Curley Williams, "B Bomb Baby" by The Jewels, "LFMST Blues" by The Meadowlarks, "Sweet Thing" by The Rams, "Maybe I'm Wrong" by Bobby Sanders, "If Love Was Money" by Tony Allen & The Wanderers, "Love Can Do Most Everything" by The Cadets, "Dear One" by Marvin & Johnny, "One More Kiss" by The Senders, "Always On My Mind" by The A-Rabs, "Crazy Feeling" by Etta James, and "She's A Flirt" by The Jewels. CD

Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousSoldier's Sad Story – Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1966 to 1973 ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really great little set – with a very unique take on soul music! As the title indicates, the package documents the African-American response to the Vietnam War that emerged in soul singles during the late 60s and early 70s. The feel here is quite different than the raw, ragged protest of American rock at the time – and has a more helpless, disenfranchised feel that really gets at the true spirit of what most of America was going through in dealing with the war. The range of material is really great – and includes soul from the south, Chicago, LA, New York, and Philly – with a number of tunes that you may know, but have never identified strongly as anti-war, plus other great ones that you've most likely not heard! Titles include "While I'm Away" by Eddy G Giles, "POW MIA" by The Whispers, "Mail Call Time" by Mel & Tim, "Let's Face Facts" by James Carr, "Going To Viet Nam" by Big Amos, "Lonely Soldier" by Mike Williams, "He'll Be Back" by The Players, "Greetings" by The Monitors, "Christmas In Vietnam" by Johnny & Jon, "There's Someone Waiting Back Home" by The O'Jays, and "I Can't Write Left Handed" by Bill Withers. CD
 
Partial matches: 2
Partial matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... $9.99
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some pretty obscure takes on funk and soul numbers, plus a few bits from other styles too – done up in even funkier versions than before, partly because the production is even rawer, but also because the overall execution is too! Latin vibes mix up with soulful rhythms, deep funk solos, and even some freaky fuzzy psyche-inspired moments – and titles include "Purple Haze" by Johnny Jones & The King Casuals, "Jungle Fever" by Afrosound, "Bang Bang" by Fruko & Sus Tesos, "Pastime Paradise" by Ray Barretto, "Cloud Nine" by Mongo Santamaria, "I Turn My Camera On" by Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, "Light My Fire" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "Scorpio" by Johnny Frigo, "Rat Race" by Antibalas, and "The Next Message" by The Mighty Mo & Winchester Seven. CD

Partial matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some pretty obscure takes on funk and soul numbers, plus a few bits from other styles too – done up in even funkier versions than before, partly because the production is even rawer, but also because the overall execution is too! Latin vibes mix up with soulful rhythms, deep funk solos, and even some freaky fuzzy psyche-inspired moments – and titles include "Purple Haze" by Johnny Jones & The King Casuals, "Jungle Fever" by Afrosound, "Bang Bang" by Fruko & Sus Tesos, "Pastime Paradise" by Ray Barretto, "Cloud Nine" by Mongo Santamaria, "I Turn My Camera On" by Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, "Light My Fire" by Ebony Rhythm Band, and "The Next Message" by The Mighty Mo & Winchester Seven. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available World's Funkiest Covers ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



⇑ Top