All Categories — All Formats




Items/page

Sound 80Edit search

 

Sort by
Close matches: 1
Close matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Willie & The BeesOut Of The Woods ... LP
Sound 80, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
 
Possible matches: 16
Possible matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cutie PiesI'm In Love With Michael Jackson (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Now Sound, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
80's novelty hit cashing in on the huge popularity of Michael Jackson. Willie Henderson produced this Chicago girl group, and the track has a sing-song sound. Goofy stuff, and brings back memories of the days when everyone was wearing one glove and MJ buttons on their jackets. 7-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Debbie DebFantasy (club, edit, kickapella, dub) ... 12-inch
Jam Packed, 1987. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Not straight hip hop, but the sound of Miami that came before Bass. With electro style production and sung vocals, mixed with the early 80's club sound of people like Jon Rocca or Planet Patrol. 12-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fela & Egypt '80Beasts Of No Nation (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
One of the last great records from Fela – an album-long track with a very political message – delivered after the leader spent a number of years in a Nigerian jail cell, and returned to the musical world with a vengeance! Despite the late date of the track, it's still got all the raw energy of the classic Africa 70s records from the decade before – no 80s beats or keyboards, just amazing live jamming from the group – as they build layer and layer of instrumentation into a tremendous sound – all in support of the bold message in the lyrics! And even though the track stretches out for both sides of the record, it never gets boring at all – thanks to really amazing solos, and a non-stop sense of cohesion from the group. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
MasqueradersMasqueraders ... LP
Bang, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the south's best 70s vocal groups, recorded here in their debut for CBS, produced by James Stroud with a surprisingly sweet mellow modern soul sound. Includes the nice stepper "Starry Love", plus "I Love You, I Want You, I Need You", "Into Your Soul", and "It's So Nice". A few weak moments, with a bit too 80's-ish production, but some nice moments overall. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has an unglued top seam, a promo stamp, and some light wear.)

Possible matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pat Metheny80/81 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the most striking Pat Metheny albums of the period – as the set features the guitarist working with an all-star group that actually features 2 horn players! The group's a quintet, with Dewey Redman and Michael Brecker on tenor sax – blowing in open and spacious modes that complement the sound of Metheny's guitar nicely and really give the set a different feel. The rest of the group features Charlie Haden on bass and Jack De Johnette on drums – and the double space of the set is well used on a set of tracks that includes "Two Folk Songs", "The Bat", "Turnaround", "Open", "Pretty Scattered", and "Goin Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jerzy MilianJerzy Milian 80 – 1956 to 2004 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest Polish jazz musicians ever – the great vibist Jerzy Milian – honored here in a beautiful tribute to his 80 years on this planet! As the title implies, the music is from a large span of Milian's career – but most cuts are from his crucial stretch from the late 50s through the early 70s – when he was using his bold, chromatic approach on vibes in both small modern combos, and to grace some of the hipper large ensembles of the time – groups that sometimes had an MPS-like big band approach, sometimes an even groovier sound! This package brings together key tracks from Milian's career – a good number of which you won't find on CD elsewhere – along wit notes on the man and his music in both English and Polish. Titles include "Memory Of Bach", "I'll Remember Olga", "Blues For Praha", "Tempus Jazz 67 Ballada", "Szcuply Slim", "Ballet For Saxes (part 3)", "Pieces For Friend (part 1)", "Jolly Joker", "Sketches From China – Sunny Children", and "My Favourite Band". CD

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ OmniOmni Says It All ... LP
Fountain, 1980. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Chicago modern soul LP from the early 80's, recorded for Jerry Butler's Fountain label. The group were one of the few last links in the Chicago soul scene at the time – and they've got a good harmony sound that hearkens back to mid 70s work by groups like The Chi-Lites or Windy City. Most tracks are in the midtempo range, with a fair bit of synthesizer and keyboard work – but the vocals are still the strongest part of the record, and they're allowed to shine nicely. Cuts include "You Make It Happen", "Keys To The City", "Strong On You", "Rock Me Gently – Heavy Love", "When You Stop To Think", and "Don't Be Selfish". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
James Blood UlmerBlack Rock ... LP
CBS, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Blood's groundbreaking LP that gave a name and energy to the 80's Black Rock movement. Recorded post-Ornette, but with a wild sound that certainly shows his influence. Cuts include "Open House", "Black Rock", "Moon Beam", "Overnight", and "We Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Nicely done reissue of this classic New Orleans funk featuring backing from the "New Orleans Project" that includes the Gaturs' Willie Tee, Earl Turbinton, and other Crescent City session stalwarts like Larry Panna and Julius Farmer. Includes lots of tracks that rocked the rare groove scene in the 80's, including "Soul Soul Soul" and "Corey Died On The Battlefield" – both the source of more than a few samples over the years. With nice sweet keyboards by Willie Tee, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you'll be hard pressed to beat! LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Antonio Adolfo & A BrazucaAntonio Adolfo E A Brazuca (1969) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from one of the grooviest Brazilian talents at the end of the 60s – a key force in moving small combo bossa sounds into much more complicated territory! The set's awash in all the best Brazilian elements of the time – filled with jazzy grooves, Fender Rhodes passages, and sexy female vocals – all produced with a wildly spacey sound, and dancing together in a style that's baroque, groovy, and a bit funky at the same time! The compositions are fantastic – and rank up there with similar work from the time by Marcos Valle or Edu Lobo – handled with the same flair that you'd get in any of the best works of the EMI Odeon/Blue Brazil generation. Includes the nice funky groover "Juliana", plus "Dois Tempos", "Psiu", "Futilirama", and "Moca" – but it's all great! CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Ao Redor", "MG 8 80 88", "O Baile Do Clube", and "Gloria Glorinha". CD

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ ControllersIf Tomorrow Never Comes – The Classic Juana Recordings ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful southern group soul from the Controllers – with a sound that ranges from mellow soul to soaring harmonies – the best of the group's material cut for the Juana label in the mid-to-late 70s! The Controllers made three LPs and a number of singles for Juana, many recorded at the height of the disco era – and while some of the numbers bring a bit of funk into the mix and other elements geared for the dancefloor, they stray true to a harmony vocal centered sound. The production is by Frederick Knight and mixes some rootsier southern elements into a smooth blend – with arrangements by the great Wardell Quezerque and Mike Lewis. Includes "Is That Long Enough For You", "Pictures And Memories", "Feeling A Feeling", "If Somebody Cares", "List To The Children", "We Don't". "If Tears Were Pennies", "Hurt Again By Love", "My Love Is Real", "Getting Over You", "When Did You Stop Loving Me". 20 tracks and nearly 80 minutes of music! CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Madhouse8 ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We remember when this one came out, everyone sort of put it down and said that Prince was caught in a crisis of overproduction. Now, though, from the perspective of his crap work in the 90s, this album stands as a beautiful bit of 80's jazz funk – and a cool batch of instrumentals that have a very classic Prince sound, plus a jazzy tinge that's all their own. The cuts are titled simply "1", "2", "3", etc – and the cover is worth the price alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Q65Nothing But Trouble – The Best Of Q65 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A buzzing set of fiery 60s rock from Q65 – a Dutch combo that really tear it up in a garagey, but still quite pop way on this set of material cut from 1966-1968! The best part of it for us is the rusty razor rhythm guitar sound here – a really fierce element that keeps things nice and mean, even though the group had a really good handle on pop hooks. Very nice stuff on this jam packed CD! Titles include "Cry In The Night", "From Above", "I Got Nightmares", "The Life I Live", "I Despise You", "The Life I Live", "Just Who's In Sight", "It Came To Me", ""80% O", "Spoonful", "Ann", "Sour Wine", "Down In The Bottom", "No Place To Go", "Fairy Tales Of Truth" and "Ridin' On A Slow Train" (both as Circus) and more! 24 tracks in all. CD

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Mikolaj HertelEpizod A ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s keyboard work from Polish musician Mikolaj Hertel – a sound library artist who works here almost exclusively on the Roland Juno 106, which has these warmly resonant tones that really open up in the set! Hertel's music is a bit deeper and more melodic than some of the colder keyboard work often used in 80s soundtrack and sound library material – but also avoids all the shlockier cliches of the new age generation, too – a balance that's extremely important to the success of these sides, as Mikolaj almost tries to update older German instrumental electronics for an 80s mode, and succeeds surprisingly well in the process. The music is almost an 80s extension of the Sky Records sound of the late 70s – with all the spareness that might imply – and titles include "Epizod A", "Wewnetrzyny Puls 1", "Prominen Ciemnosci", "Pryzlot Okecie 80", "Rozmowa Z Ptakami", and "Roze W Ogrodzie Rosetto". CD

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ WhistleJust Buggin'/Buggin Much Hard ... 12-inch
Select, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
It's hard to place these mid-80's singles on Select – the production and rhyming definitely sound ancient, and they're not timeless in the way the early 80's singles on Enjoy are – but that doesn't mean they weren't kind of fresh at the time. This one, Whistle's best cut, is a good example of what the pop side of hip hop sounded like in 1985. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Select sleeve.)

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousMetralleta Stein (with bonus CD) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A single soundtrack – but one that features killer work from a host of the best Italian composers of the scene at the time – including Stelvio Cipriani, Carlo Rustichelli, and Daniele Patucchi – all of whom come up with some great electric funk for the set! The mix of composers makes for a nicely wide sound – and it's as if everyone brought their best few tracks to the session – picking out the sort of choice funky and jazzy numbers that usually are the standout tracks on other Italian film scores – working together here to make one heck of a mighty record! Titles include "Night Mood", "Chicago 80", "Santos Club", "Mato Grosso", "Verso L'Ignoto", "Il Mio Sguardo E Uno Specchio", "Tema Di Anna", and "Il Giardino Degli Angeli". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with bonus CD too!)
 
Partial matches: 497
Partial matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion ... CD
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to loads of cool keyboards and fuzzed-out production! The acoustic elements resonate wonderfully with the electric ones – so that percussion, bass, horns, and strings add a rich organic level next to the guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Wurlitzer – blending beautifully with a musical vision that really surprises us, given the earlier work from this group – a much richer sound, and one that's got us loving them way more than before. Titles include "Kagemusha", "Rituel", "Pulsion", "Complot", "Shaman", "Drama", "En Sursis", "Code Panthera", "French Connexion", "Homo Analog", and "Resurrection". CD

Partial matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AkaCrazy Joe ... CD
Granadilla (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Aka are really opening up their bag here – starting off with the wonderful funky title cut "Crazy Joe", which has a rock-solid James Brown inspiration right from the start – then moving off into a range of different styles that really show them deepening their sound! The group were legendary in their Indonesian homeland – famous for tripped-out performances and some really heady sounds – and we can really see that legend live up to itself here – on an album that filters together so many hip modes, and almost feels like some of the coolest South American rock of the early 70s – which groups from that scene were making equally unique inroads! Some of the mellower tracks have this cool way of flanging out the vocals next to organ or keyboards – and the harder moments almost show a heavier style than the group's first two records. Titles include "Crazy Joe", plus "Maafkanlah", "Skip Away", "Bidadari", "Raja Jalan", "Kenangan Beku", and "Batu Nisan". CD

Partial matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram Ve Dostlar – Singles Overview 1974 to 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Rare singles from this ultra-cool Turkish singer – including many tracks that are b-sides of vintage 45s, and maybe even trippier than the album material we've heard before! The work was recorded in the mid 70s, but there's much more of a late 60s vibe going on here – from the trippy production to the fuzzy guitars, and the urgency in Edip's vocals – which have this surprising power even if you can't understand the language – maybe because the rest of the music's so captivatingly cool! A few cuts get slightly funky, as well as fuzzy – and titles include "Kahpe Felek", "Sen Actin Yarayi", "Affetmem Seni", "Zalim Zalim", "Gam Ustune Gam Yapilir", and "Garip". Includes bonus insert of notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Edip Akbayram Ve Dostlar – Singles Overview 1974 to 1977 ... CD 11.99

Partial matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Joe AlbanyEvening With Joe Albany ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A lost treasure from the great Joe Albany – a well-recorded solo performance from the 70s, and one that really gets at the increasing complexity of Albany's music in his later years! Joe's maybe best-remembered for his contributions to bop, but he's also a player with a sound that really bridges generations of jazz – one that's able to encompass older modes of expression, but always give them some sharper modern edges – in ways that are sometimes subtle, but always completely sublime! This set has Joe working with amazing dexterity over a host of standards – some long, some short, a few in medleys – with this insane command of the keyboard that keeps on pulling out notes that are surprising, yet surprisingly right in the progression that Albany creates – represented here in a setting that gives the legend the same kind of intimate, solo focus that you might have heard on the best Art Tatum recordings. Titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "If You Could See Me Now", "All The Things You Are", "As Time Goes By", "More Than You Know", and "Who Can I Turn To". CD

Partial matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Joe AlbanyEvening With Joe Albany Vol 2 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A lost treasure from the great Joe Albany – a well-recorded solo performance from the 70s, and one that really gets at the increasing complexity of Albany's music in his later years! Joe's maybe best-remembered for his contributions to bop, but he's also a player with a sound that really bridges generations of jazz – one that's able to encompass older modes of expression, but always give them some sharper modern edges – in ways that are sometimes subtle, but always completely sublime! This set has Joe working with amazing dexterity over a host of standards – some long, some short, a few in medleys – with this insane command of the keyboard that keeps on pulling out notes that are surprising, yet surprisingly right in the progression that Albany creates – represented here in a setting that gives the legend the same kind of intimate, solo focus that you might have heard on the best Art Tatum recordings. Titles on this second volume include a number of fantastic medleys of old standards – delivered with wonderful inflections from Albany – plus fuller readings of "Lush Life", "Imagination", "Penthouse Serenade", "Old Old Friends", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "You're Blase", "Jitterbug Waltz", and "I'm In The Mood For Love". CD

Partial matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Aleem featuring Leroy BurgessShock ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $9.99
The great Leroy Burgess is still going strong on this later album from Aleem – shifting his sound to hit more of an 80s street soul groove, but one that's also got the tighter elements you'd expect from a major label set at the time! Burgess has a voice that's schooled in disco and indie club, but which turns out to be even better for chunkier, more synopated styles – provided by the heavier beats here, at a level that almost makes the set a precursor to later new jack modes. Titles include "Searchin", "Love Shock", "Jackpot", "Sweet Treat", "Lonely Tears", "Burn It Up", and "Genuine Love Affair". CD

Partial matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet10 ... CD
Zoho, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A great little record that celebrates a decade's worth of music from the Afro Peruvian Sextet – but which also brings in a host of other jazz artists for the festivities too! The core sound is from the group led by trumpeter Gabriel Alegria – a well-balanced combo that begins in familiar Latin jazz modes, but often deepens things with Peruvian touches – sometimes on acoustic melodic instruments, sometimes in a fuller sound at the bottom of the rhythms! The approach is mighty fresh – way more than just another Latin jazz album – especially when inflected by contributions from Ron Carter and Essiet Essiet on bass, Arturo O'Farrill on piano, Badal Roy on tablas, and others who join in the performance over the course of the set. Titles include "Contigo Peru", "Birdland", "Taita Guaraguito", "Homenaje A Chincha", and "Lonely Woman". CD
Also available 10 ... CD 7.99

Partial matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet10 ... CD
Zoho, 2015. Used ... $7.99
A great little record that celebrates a decade's worth of music from the Afro Peruvian Sextet – but which also brings in a host of other jazz artists for the festivities too! The core sound is from the group led by trumpeter Gabriel Alegria – a well-balanced combo that begins in familiar Latin jazz modes, but often deepens things with Peruvian touches – sometimes on acoustic melodic instruments, sometimes in a fuller sound at the bottom of the rhythms! The approach is mighty fresh – way more than just another Latin jazz album – especially when inflected by contributions from Ron Carter and Essiet Essiet on bass, Arturo O'Farrill on piano, Badal Roy on tablas, and others who join in the performance over the course of the set. Titles include "Contigo Peru", "Birdland", "Taita Guaraguito", "Homenaje A Chincha", and "Lonely Woman". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available 10 ... CD 9.99

Partial matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaSings The Songs of Johnny Mercer Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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

Partial matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Doris AllenShell Of A Woman – The Legendary Playground Sessions ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Mid 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Powerhouse soul from singer Doris Allen – who made a bit of a splash in the late 60s southern soul scene with duet partner Big John Hamilton – but who's own work from that time and a couple decades later have been under acknowledged in the digital era until now! The first half of the CD features the late 60s work, and it's wonderful – produced by Finley Duncan at Duncan's Playground Studios – featuring a couple of the Hamilton duets, but it's Doris's show. She can both shout out soulfully to the heavens and reign it in for more delicate numbers, and the often gritty soul backing of drums, organ and horns are of the finest caliber. The second half of the set jumps to the mid 80s, and the cleaner, smoother sounds of that era – still produced by Duncan – and Allen's voice as impeccable as earlier. Titles include "A Shell Of A Woman", "Kiss Yourself For Me", "Let A Little Love In", "A Place In My Heart", "Them Changes", "Bright Star", "Candy From A Baby", "Treat Me Like A Woman", "Full Time Fool", "Night Time Is The Right Time" and more, plus 9 previously unreleased tracks, including "Clean Up Woman", "Birmingham Jail", "Ashes Won't Burn" and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

Partial matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AllspiceAllspice ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1977. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that's kept the group's name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album's on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and his At Home team – and like some of the others, is handled with a groove that's tight, yet plenty sophisticated too – light years from mainstream disco or common club of the late 70s, and instead informed by plenty of jazz and deeper ideas as well! The vibe is perfect – as heavenly and righteous as some of the best Roy Ayers club tracks of the time – which proves to be a perfect foil for the Allspice style of mixing male and female vocals – which again is often done in an Ayers-like mode. The sound is sublime throughout – one of those real treasures that should have been a huge record in the 70s, but was barely pressed up at all – and quickly forgotten about by the record company. Yet even after all these years, the whole thing sounds amazing – one of those albums we'd never part with at all! Titles include the groovy "Slipped Away", the funky stepper "Hungry For Your Love" – and loads of other great tunes that include "Love Fire", "Destiny", "She's A Lady", "I Don't Know", and "Give It Time". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

Partial matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Misha AlperinHer First Dance ... CD
ECM (Japan), 2008. Used ... $9.99
A really lovely record from pianist Misha Alperin – a set that might initially seem to be one of the ECM New Series albums, but which has more of the sensitive feel of older work on the label! Misha plays piano with this gently lyrical feel, mixed with these earthy lines on French horn and flugelhorn from Arkady Shikloper – who blows spaciously to really feel out the edges of the recording – almost opening up new space in sound to make way for Alperin's carefully understated notes. Anja Lechner also plays cello, to underscore some of the subtle feelings in the music – and titles include "Vayan", "Her First Dance", "A New Day", "Frozen Tears", and "April In February". CD
(SHMCD pressing. Includes obi.)

Partial matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AmadanaSibreco Turntable (internal speakers in wood cabinet – complete with USB & RCA outputs, and stylus) ... Turntable
Amadana (Japan), 2015. New Item ... $239.99
A totally wonderful little turntable – solid, stylish, and totally self-contained – with a strong sound that's a lot better than most other plug-and-play models on the market! The first thing that stands out with this one is the base – which is very solid, and has a wood veneer – which seems to give the whole thing a much warmer sound than the mostly-plastic models on the market, especially when you turn the volume way up! The speakers are hidden in the legs – isolated from the platter in a nice way that causes a lot less interference when the volume is up – and the platter features a belt drive, which further reduces distortion – and makes for very solid playback. The turntable spins at 33, 45, and 78rpm – and it comes with a ceramic stereo cartridge and stylus, for easy play right out of the box. And although you can play the unit on its own, it also has RCA outputs that allow you to plug into a full stereo system – as well as a USB output, with MP3 software too. The whole thing's capped off by a great dust cover that keeps the record free of dust while playing – and we'd honestly be hard-pressed to find a better self-contained turntable on the market today! Turntable

Partial matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Amboy DukesJourney To The Center Of The Mind (with bonus track) ... CD
Mainstream/Won Sin (South Korea), 1968. Used ... $9.99
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to freak out nicely in this set of psyche-heavy sounds from the Mainstream label at the height of their late 60s greatness. Side one features a number of shorter Nugent-penned tunes, and side two is a slightly more complicated offering – a bit of a concept piece, with tracks that form a story over the side of the record. Titles include "Flight Of The Byrd", "Mississippi Murderer", "Dr Slingshot", "Scottish Tea", "I'll Prove I'm Right", "Conclusion", "Why Is A Carrot More Orange Than An Orange", and "Ivory Castles". Also includes the bonus track "You Talk Sunshine, I Breath Fire". CD
(Out of print Korean pressing.)

Partial matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Carol AndersonSad Girl – The Legacy Of Detroit's Lost Soul Sister ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The complete recordings of a wonderful soul singer who never fully got her due – Detroit diva Carol Anderson, best known for a few tracks that broke big on the UK Northern scene – but finally presented here with the full scope of her work in one set! Carol had a great approach that was very much in keeping with changes in the Detroit sound of the 70s – vocals that often shared a sense of personal, heartfelt delivery with southern soul of the period – but a tighter, more swinging approach to instrumentation that was still keeping up the Detroit groove of earlier years. The tunes here nicely skirt a distance between Memphis and Motortown – delivered with a rich, expansive heart that should have made Carol a bigger singer than she was a the time. A few of the tracks on the set are nice dancefloor groovers – both in an older style of Northern soul, and in a late 70s/early 80s boogie-styled groove – and as usual, the folks at Grapevine have done a tremendous job with the notes! CD features every single track ever recorded by Carol – 17 titles that include "Sad Girl", "You Boy", "We've Got Enough", "You've Got It Coming", "Party People", "Holding On", "Taking My Mind Off Love", "You Want It", "Ain't Giving Up", "Tomorrow Is Not A Promise", "Come On Over Tonight", and "Master Plan". CD

Partial matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Darol Anger & Barbara HigbieTideline ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure Music, 1982. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Piano and violin come together beautifully here – the former by Barbara Higbie, the latter by Darrol Anger – who also plays mandolin and cello as well! There's an acoustic balance here that's more jazz than some of the other Windham Hill albums of the time – especially in the music's sense of rhythm and phrasing – and the rich acoustic tones of both players get wonderfully past some of the new age cliches that are too-often wrongly associated with the label – and remind us that at their best, records like these offer up a key flowering of the acoustic underground of the 70s. Mike Marshall plays guest mandolin on one title – and tracks include "Movie", "Tideline", "Above The Fog", "True Story", "Onyame", and "Gemini". Really great 2015 remaster – excellent sound and package – way better than the Windham Hill releases in the 80s! CD
(Great version – with much better mastering than the previous CD issue!)

Partial matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jon Appleton & Don CherryDon/Jon ... 7-inch
Cacophonic (UK), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
Never-heard work from the legendary team of Jon Appleton and Don Cherry – music that was recorded for the Human Music album the pair issued on Flying Dutchman – but issued here for the first time ever! The sounds here have that amazing mix of electronic and organic elements you'll know from the famous full album – oddly-shaped notes from Cherry on pocket trumpet, mixed with unusual textures and tones from Appleton on analogue electronics – very thoughtfully combined in an amazing way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
PP ArnoldFirst Lady Of Immediate (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Immediate/JVC (Japan), 1967. Used ... $33.99
A really beautiful debut from PP Arnold – the American soul singer who first really made her mark in England, thanks to some key support from The Rolling Stones and other 60s rockers! Despite the British nature of this record – and despite the fact that production is by Mick Jagger, Andrew Loog Oldham, and others – the sound here is almost in the best US soul mode of the 60s, with full arrangements and sweeping strings that remind us of some of the strongest New York uptown soul of the mid 60s! Titles include "If You Think You're Groovy", "Born To Be Together", "The First Cut Is The Deepest", "Something Beautiful Happened", "Life Is But Nothing", "Speak To Me", and "Would You Believe". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – including a version of "Come Home Baby" sung as a duet with Rod Stewart! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

Partial matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
PP ArnoldKafunta (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Immediate/JVC (Japan), 1968. Used ... $34.99
A classic set of British soul by PP Arnold – LA native, and a onetime member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue who ended up staying behind in the UK after a mid 60s tour! The album's got a very interesting approach that's quite a bit more sophisticated than the sound of the Ike Turner group – with production by Andrew Loog Oldham, and rich arrangements by Tony Meehan that float in bits of Brit easy, and full-styled 60s pop orchestrations, alongside more righteous straighter soul backings. Titles include "Kafunta One & Two", "Letter To Bill", "Dreamin", "To Love Somebody", and a great version of "God Only Knows". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

Partial matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Art Ensemble Of ChicagoThird Decade ... LP
ECM, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A surprisingly great little album – recorded on the occasion of the Ensemble's third decade in music, and a record that sounds a lot better than we remember! At the time of release, we kind of "pooh poohed" this one because of its divergence from some of the group's other styles – some tracks are straighter, more composed, and less improvised; others use a larger sound palette, and go for themes that are almost sentimental and nostalgic at times. Yet somehow, going back to this one, we're stunned at how interesting we find the whole thing – as each track seems to offer up a new surprise, and the series of musical visions expressed shows how much the group had grown during their time together. Includes the wonderful "Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi", the percussive jammer "Third Decade", the sonorously-wonderful "Bell Piece", and the tracks "Walking In The Moonlight", "Zero", and "Funky AECO". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top