All Categories — LPs



Outside Edit search

Sort by
Exact matches: 6
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Aretha FranklinLaughing On The Outside ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
Hey, we love this record! It's jazzy, and not at all like Aretha's soul sides for Atlantic – but Aretha's vocals sound wonderful on the record, in a completely different way than on later albums. Arrangements are by Robert Mersey, and they've got a feel that's similar to some of the classic Ray Charles large group recordings for ABC – with slightly churchy backings behind the lead vocals, which are right out front in the set, and almost warmer than on other albums. Aretha sings mellow versions of standards like "Skylark", "For All We Know", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", and "Where Are You?" – plus the obscure "Mr Ugly". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chico FreemanOutside Within ... LP
India Navigation, 1981. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A great, expansive quartet side from Chico Freeman, where he's supported by John Hicks, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette. Freeman's playing and writing has always fused his journeyman years with the AACM with the soulful, full-toned south side approach of his father, Von Freeman, and a very post-Coltrane spirituality, and he really stretches out nicely on this set. The first side of the album is nice lengthy number, "Undercurrent" and the second side has 3 more succinct numbers, "The Search", "Luna" and "Ascent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a pen mark.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Little Anthony & The ImperialsI'm On The Outside (Looking In) ... LP
DCP/Veep, 1966. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the nice albums that Little Anthony recorded after moving to Veep during the mid 60's. By this point, the group was recording a little bit more pop stuff than they used to on their old records, but their harmonies were still great, and they were also cutting a lot of other great original tracks that were written for them by Teddy Randazzo, who also produced and arranged. Cuts include "I'm On the Outside (Looking In)", "Please Go", "Our Song", and a remake of their classic "Tears On My Pillow". LP, Vinyl record album
(DCP pressing – nice and clean.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
WarmthOutside ... LP
Cooper House, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Scotty YoungOutside In ... LP
Space Administration, 1986. Very Good+ ... $3.99
With Mark Levine on piano, Richard Aplanalp on tenor and soprano sax, Jerry Rusch on trumpet, and Sherman Ferguson on drums. Titles include "El Toro", "Walkin The Bar", "Outside In", and "Heather On The Hillside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp on the back.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ MandrillJust Outside Of Town ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really tremendous work from Mandrill – an instant funky classic, and a set that has the group furthering the sublime sound they crafted on their seminal Composite Truth! The record has all these wonderful twists and turns – not just the usual 70s funky styles, but inflections from a globe's worth of influences – all filtered down and used here in fresh new ways to really keep the sound interesting – with a tightness that's never slick, and which instead has this really visionary approach that may well top some of Mandrill's higher-charting contemporaries! Instrumentation has plenty of jazz inflections, which really keeps things interesting – and the percussion has so many different styles going on, it's hard to keep track! Titles include the massive sample cut "Fat City Strut" – plus "Never Die", "Two Sisters Of Mystery", "She Ain't Lookin Too Tough", "Interlude", "Mango Meat", "Afrikus Retrospectus", and "Aspiration Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing booklet. Cover has some wear with a cut corner.)
Also available Just Outside Of Town ... CD 15.99
Possible matches: 32
Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousThose Shocking Shaking Days – Indonesian Hard Psychedelic Progressive Rock & Funk 1970 to 1978 ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. Used 3LPs ... Out Of Stock
A truly incredible overview of 70s Indonesian funk, rock and psychedelia infused recordings – and it's beautifully put together, to boot – one of the very best compilations yet from Stones Throw's Now Again branch! There's an undercurrent of funk to most of this material, but it's always topped off with prog & psych rhythmic heaviness and dexterity, and usually done with passionate, feverish vocals. The story of Indonesian underground music of the time is a complicated one, and one that's been hard to come by outside of the region, given the difficult political circumstances of the time. This amazing set does a tremendous service for this music. Essential! Includes "Haai" by Panbers, "Anti Gandja" by The Brims, "Bad News" by Rollies, "People" by Super Kid", "Evil War" by Shark Move, "Shake Me" by Aja, "The Promise" by Rhythm Kids, "Uang" by Duo Kribo, "Pantun Lama" by Murry Lama, "Hear Me" by Golden Wing, "Candle Light" by Beny Soebardja And Lizard and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)
Also available Those Shocking Shaking Days – Indonesian Hard Psychedelic Progressive Rock & Funk 1970 to 1978 ... LP 23.99

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Beastie BoysCheck Your Head ... LP
Grand Royal, 1992. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your Head is also their first outing without the guidance of outside producers, though the trio did bring in a host of regular collaborators like Money Mark and Mario Caldato Jr, who work as well with the Boys as ever. It's stunning how far The Beastie Boys grew creatively over their first few albums, and this point is pretty close to perfection! Titles include "Jimmy James", "Pass The Mic", "Gratitude", "Finger Lickin' Good", "So Whatcha Want", "Time For Livin'", "Something's Got To Give", "Groove Holmes" and "Professor Booty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 90s pressing.)
Also available Check Your Head (limited 180 gram remastered edition) ... LP 26.99

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy BeeJimmy Bee Live ... LP
ALA, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A tight little album of funky soul from Jimmy Bee! The record's the only full length we've seen by him – and it's a lively live recording that features Jimmy running through material that ranges from bluesy, to soulful, to downright funky! Two cuts, "Find Yourself" and "Talking About Love", will appeal to funky 45 fans, but other tracks are great soul numbers – and titles include "Love Bandit", "The Outside Man", "My Darling", and "Need Your Love So Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & a cutout hole.)

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ray Charles & Betty CarterRay Charles & Betty Carter ... LP
ABC, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Betty during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy low one – especially on their classic duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Other tracks include "For All We Know", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Side By Side", and "You & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Elton Dean's NinesenseOh! For The Edge ... LP
Ogun (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... $49.99
There's definitely an edge here to the music – but one that's a bit different than that of some of Elton Dean's contemporaries in the 70s British scene! Dean brings a lot more swing and soul to this record than you might expect – working with a large group, but never letting the players get totally outside – which is a real change from some of the more freely improvising UK ensembles of the period. Dean's own work on alto and saxello are totally great – as are the core rhythms of the group, which come from Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. But we're also plenty happy to hear Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Nick Evans on trombone. The recording has a very good "roomy" sound to it that gives it a darker edge than some of the other Ogun recordings from the time – and tracks include "Fall In Free", "Dance", "Friday Night Blues", and "Prayer For Jesus". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Herbie HancockQuartet ... LP
CBS, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A legendary album from the great Eddie Kendricks – a set that not only has the singer soaring on the kind of sublime old school vocal numbers he always did so well – but one that also has Eddie stepping out into some great dancefloor modes that would have a huge impact for years to come! Kendricks really scores big with the classic "Keep On Truckin" – a tune that's virtually the blueprint for boogie, and which is echoed here by a few other great numbers that really stand out – tunes that preface disco to come, but which also still bear a very strong link to the richest styles of Motown soul! Northern soul legend Frank Wilson had a great hand in the record – penning some of the best cuts, co-producing with Leonard Caston, and handling arrangements with Caston and James Carmichael – and in addition to "Keep On Truckin", other titles include "Darling Come Back Home", "Not On The Outside", "Any Day Now", "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Little Anthony & The ImperialsVery Best Of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled all the arrangements and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. Titles include "Hurt So Bad", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "Take Me Back", "Two People In The World", "Tears On My Pillow", "The Diary", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and some seam splitting.)

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Guido Manusardi/Yosuke Yamashita/Fogarsi Csik TrioJazz Jamboree 77 Vol 1 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Wonderful live work – and a lot more outside than some other volumes! The set features a searing trio track – "Umbrella Dance" – with Yosuke Yamashita on piano and Akira Sakata on alto – plus a side-long track titled "Planetarium", by a quartet with Guido Manusardi on piano and Pier Francesco Guidi on tenor and soprano sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sunny Murray's Untouchable FactorApple Cores ... LP
Philly Jazz, 1978. Very Good- ... $19.99
One of the hippest, tightest sessions ever recorded by drummer Sunny Murray – a large group set recorded with his Untouchable Factor group – a great ensemble that includes Frank Foster on soprano sax, Oliver Lake and Arthur Blythe on alto saxes, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Don Pullen on piano, and Cecil McBee and Fred Hopkins on bass! The sound is somewhat straighter than Murray's free jazz of a few years before – almost in the mode that Foster was exploring with some of his large ensembles of the 70s – a platform for righteous jazz expression, but in a way that's still tied together strongly with a sense of rhythm. Other players on the group include the enigmatic Youseff Yancy on a host of instruments, including theremin – plus the under-recorded Monette Sudler on guitar. Some tracks are a bit more outside than others – and titles include "Past Perfect Tense", "One Down & One Up", "Applebluff", "Apple Cores", and "New York Maze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a half split top seam, a light stain along the corner, heavy edge wear, and appears to have been signed by Oliver Lake on front.)

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gene ReddingBlood Brother ... LP
Capitol/Haven, 1974. Very Good ... $11.99
A strange little soul album – produced and written by the team of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, with arrangements by Michael Omartian, and an overall sound that's kind of a mixture of soul and more baroque type backings. The whole thing's not bad overall – but it does lack the punch of some of the better Lambert/Potter work from the time. Titles include "I Can't Get Arrested", "Gotta Find A Way", "Blood Brothers", "Once A Fool", "This Heart", and "I Can See The Lovelight". LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrinkwrap with title sticker. Cover has a cutout hole. Vinyl has a click/skip on side 2, in the lead-in – outside of the play area.)

Possible matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesTears Of A Clown ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
About as classic as you can get for late 60s Miracles! Smokey's vocals are in perfect form, and the group still has that 60s falsetto harmony sound, with lots of fragile bits and strong group backing. Includes the huge hit "Tears Of A Clown", plus a motherlode of great originals that make this a no-filler set! Titles include "The Soulful Shack", "My Love Is Your Love", "Don't Think It's Me", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "More Love", and "It's A Good Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla deep groove pressing. Cover has waviness, a split bottom seam with the paste-on separating from the cardboard due to moisture contact with a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

Possible matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sonic YouthSonic Youth (2LP pressing – with bonus material) ... LP
Neutral/Goofin', 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
The first EP from the group – with lots more bonus material too! The core set is the one that would come to define the downtown noise aesthetic of the New York scene in the early 80s – a mode built from higher ideals, but focused into youthful energy that can easily reach across to the common listener – in ways that made Sonic Youth so important in bridging the gap between high and low art at the time! The music is actually lightly less outside than other material – a condensed sound built from raw, chiming guitars – and topped with their signature varied dynamic range! This is the early lineup that featured Richard Edson on drums – and the EP features the titles "The Burning Spear", "I Dreamed I Dream", "She Is Not Alone", "I Don't Want To Push It", and "The Good & The Bad". Then, the set also 7 more live tracks from 1981 – including "Hard Work", "Where The Red Fern Grows", "Cosmopolitan Girl", "Loud & Soft", and "Destroyer" – plus a 1981 studio take on "Where The Red Fern Grows". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Heiner StadlerBrains On Fire Vol 2 ... LP
Labor, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Pianist Heiner Stadler was a key part of the New Jersey underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and although he wasn't the greatest avant garde pianist in the world, he was fortunate enough to have his own record label, and to be able to work with some of the better talents of the scene on his own record. Case in point is this album, which features the track "Love In The Middle Of The Air", an extended duet between Reggie Workman on bass and Dee Dee Bridgewater on voice – really a wild one, and quite different than most of Bridgewater's work done in later years. The track's a key part of her career (not to mention Workman's), and Stadler fortunately stayed out of the set to let the pair improvise together freely. Side two features two shorter tracks – "UCS" and "Pointed" – more outside, and played with groups that include Tyrone Washington, Garnett Brown, Workman, and Lenny White. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Labor pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cecil TaylorUnit Structures ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of a rare few albums done by pianist Cecil Taylor for the Blue Note label in the 60s – some of the most outside work recorded for the imprint at the time! The word "structures" here is perhaps a bit misplaced – as the work has a strong sense of freedom with the soloists – who operate based on a system of energy and impulses described by Taylor in the notes, at a level that's maybe one of his most inventive, ambitious expressions of the decade! The whole lineup is great – with especially strong horn work from Eddie Gale on trumpet, Jimmy Lyons on alto, and Ken McIntyre on alto, oboe, and bass clarinet – and Taylor's piano gets accompaniment from two groundbreaking bassists – Henry Grimes and Alan Silva – plus drums from Andrew Cyrille. Given the lineup, and the format, the whole thing almost feels more like one of the BYG/Actuel avant sessions than Blue Note in the 60s – and titles include "Steps", "Enter Evening (Soft Line Structure)", "Unit Structure/As Of A Now/Section", and "Tales (8 Whisps)". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover is lightly bent at the middle.)

Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Leon ThomasLeon Thomas In Berlin ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
A wonderful live performance by vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that seems to link together both his own excellent solo material of the time, and his key Impulse recordings with Pharoah Sanders! The group here is a small one – with the wonderful Oliver Nelson on alto sax, showing off his more spiritual side here in ways that didn't always happen on other records of the period – in a quintet lineup that also features piano, bass, drums, and some nice extra conga work! Some material has Thomas really stretching out and getting spiritual – as on the remakes of the Sanders numbers "The Creator Has A Master Plan" and "Pharaoh's Tune (The Journey)" – and then he even gets a bit more avant and outside on the track "Umbo Weti", then moves to straighter bebop vocalese on a sweet take on "Straight No Chaser". A great record – and one that really sums up his genius! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with tape on part of the seams.)

Possible matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ George WallingtonJazz For The Carriage Trade ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Sublime work from pianist George Wallington – and one of his best albums ever! The set's also one of the few he ever recorded as a leader outside the trio format, and has him working with a very hip quintet that features Phil Woods, Donald Byrd, Teddy Kotick, and Art Taylor – all players that help push the record with a tremendous amount of hardbop and modern jazz energy! Byrd and Woods are at their best youthful prime on the set – and the longish tracks really give both artists room to stretch out and show off their talents! Titles include "Foster Dulles", "Together We Wail", "Our Delight", and "But George". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has light wear.)

Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stevie WonderJourney Through The Secret Life Of Plants ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Very high concept work from Stevie Wonder! The record is, in fact, about the "secret life of plants" – partially used as a soundtrack for a film of the same name, but also acting as kind of a storybook in itself! Stevie's exploring a wide range of plant life and plant themes on the set – often in a way that has his keyboards taking center stage in little symphonies of soul that unfold like the petals of a flower in the morning sun – and which stand out as quite different from some of his vocal work, marking him as a talented electronic musician in his own right. Many tracks do have lyrics, too – often with themes of growing, seeding, and other garden metaphors that are easily translated to the human experience. Titles include "Secret Life Of Plants", "Outside My Window", "A Seed's A Star", "Race Babbling", "Black Orchid", "Send One Your Love", "Tree", "Come Back As A Flower", and "Ai No Sono". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the braille cover, with a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap has a torn corner and price sticker remnants.)

Possible matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ BloodstoneUnreal ... LP
London, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent spacey soul from Bloodstone – one of the early 70s best crossover groups! The band has a nice mellow sound, mixed with some elements of uptempo production, and kind of a slightly funky ensemble feel. There's also some of the best elements of that east coast early 70s sound – like electric sitar, soaring strings, and weird spacey instrumentation that drifts in and out of the vocal passages. Titles include "What You Did To Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Outside Woman", "Let Me Ride", "Traffic Cop", and "Keep Our Own Thing Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a split spine, cutout hole, a peeled spot from an old sticker, and some crayon.)

Possible matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ CircleCircle 2 – Gathering ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rare few albums recorded by the short-lived, but important avant group Circle – a masterful meeting of talents that featured Anthony Braxton on reeds, Chick Corea on piano, David Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums – plus all players on assorted percussion! The feel here is in a very AACM mode – organically experimental with space and sound texture, and not nearly as academic as some of Corea's outside trio material from the same period. The album features one long piece – "Gathering (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with original obi!)
Partial matches: 3
Partial matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sonic YouthGoo (4LP box set) ... LP
DGC, 1990. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $43.99
Sonic Youth's major label debut – which is, somewhat perversely, less insistently accessible as the preceding Daydream Nation – with slow-building guitar squalls and oddball noise pop in just about equal measure! Goo is self-produced, with some assistance from their fellow Geffen newbie (circa '90) J Mascis and Don Fleming. Includes the absolute classic "Dirty Boots", plus "Tunic", "Kool Thing", "Disappearer", "My Friend Goo" and "Scooter and Jinx". Looking back, it's a pretty inspired moment in major label rock & roll history – where outsider creatives infiltrated the mainstream and changed the way things work for a decade + to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and inner sleeves.)

Partial matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jean De Vres & His Afro DrumsExciting Voodoo! ... LP
Palace, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jean De Vres presents this collection of drum songs that use the traditional drums of Haiti. The songs are meant to invoke the happy gods of voodoo rather than the dark, black magic gods outsiders normally associate with voodoo. Tracks include "Ao-Mao", "Fire Dance", "Drum Festival", "Dolcini", "Voodoo Spirit Song", "Rhythm Of The Forest", and "Voo-Voo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

Partial matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chris GantryAt The House Of Cash ... LP
Drag City, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best and rarest early 70s country rock albums we've been hipped to in years – cut at Johnny Cash's House Of Cash home studio on an invite from Johnny himself – and languished unreleased all these years! Gantr is part outlaw country, part Beats-inspired poet, and this recording feels like a perfect cross between post-psych scene San Francisco and left-field/outsider Nashville, with really solid musicianship behind and a very cool lyricist. Arrangements like a psychedelic jug band – banjo, dobro, harmonica and jug along with moog and other trippy keys – and it works together incredibly well! Titles include "Away Away", "Different", "Tear", "Dreamin' Of A Leavin' Train", "Saddest Song Ever Sung", "Flower Of The Mountain", "Hatred For Feeny", "Clair Oh Clair", "The Lizard", "Oobabalap" and "See Ya Around". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available At The House Of Cash ... CD 12.99

⇑ Top