A whole new level of genius for Herb Alpert – a record that's light years away from his earlier work with the Tijuana Brass, and which has the trumpeter stepping strongly into the world of smooth jazzy fusion! The title track here went platinum the minute it was released – and became ... (Soul) read moreCD
Herb Alpert —
Summertime ... CD A&M/Herb Alpert, Late 60s. New Copy ...
On September 9, 2016
A great later album from Herb – breaking past the simple hit style of the early A&M years, and growing into a sound that shows that he's been touched by all of the genius arrangers and conductors that he's let work at A&M over the years. The sound still has Herb's trumpet up front ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass —
Warm ... CD A&M/Herb Alpert, Late 60s. New Copy ...
On September 9, 2016
Of all of his A&M records, this is our favorite. Why? Well, because it seems to break from the usual Tijuana Brass sound, and adds in some weird arrangements, cool instrumentation, and a great set of tracks. Herb does a great job with Nilsson's excellent cut "Without Her", and the ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Herb Alpert & The TJB —
Coney Island ... CD A&M/Herb Alpert, 1975. New Copy ...
On September 9, 2016
Atlantic Starr —
Brilliance ... CD A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1982. New Copy ...
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The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is ... (Soul) read moreCD
A far reaching late 70s set from Gato Barbieri – a record that blends fusiony jazz funk, lush stings, and Latin rhythms and fluid solos on a varied batch of tunes! One of the more interesting things about the production is that those varied approaches often come into play within the same ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Marc Benno —
Minnows ... CD A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ...
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A wonderful mix of subtle soul and down home rock – the kind of rare magic that could often happen best in the hands of A&M during the early 70s! Marc Benno's stepping out a bit here from his debut – working with a larger lineup that includes Bobby Womack and Jesse Davis on guitars ... (Rock) read moreCD
Memphis goes to California – with surprising results! The album's one of a few that Booker T cut after splitting with the MGs – of legendary Stax Records fame – and it's completely different than his earlier sides, and not in a bad way! Book recorded the set in California with ... (Soul) read moreCD
Booker T & Priscilla —
Home Grown ... CD A&M/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
Much mellower than the previous duet effort from Booker T & Priscilla Jones – a set that almost echoes Book's Memphis roots, but in ways that are different than the familiar soul of Stax! There's lots of sweet organ lines in the instrumentation – but they're played with a style ... (Soul) read moreCD
Booker T & Priscilla Jones —
Chronicles ... CD A&M/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ...
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Booker T's definitely into a great new groove here – one that really extrapolates his Memphis roots through the haze of early 70s California – coming up with some wonderful sounds along the way! There's a definite A&M vibe to the record – that mix of rootsy modes and hipster ... (Soul) read moreCD
A standout set from the songwriting team who provided plenty of greatness for The Monkees – but who sound equally great on their own! The music here really soars nicely – tight LA pop from the late 60s, but never too overdone – and often set up with a jaunty groove that's a ... (Rock) read moreCD
This collection includes 18 singles from the duo plus the full album, It's All Happening On The Inside – one of their headiest – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The album continues the playful quality of previous A&M sets, but also has a deeper feel too – a ... (Rock) read moreCD
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Brothers Johnson —
Blam ... CD A&M/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ...
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Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but ... (Soul) read moreCD
Dennis Brown's endearing trio of albums for A&M – Four Play, Love Has Found Its Way and The Prophet Rides Again – nicely anthologized on this great 2CD set! By the time the 80s came around, Dennis was, deservedly, a huge star in both Jamaica and the UK, but hadn't reached that ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Kind of a cheesy cover, but a surprisingly nice set – done with the same depth that the A&M/Horizon series had brought to Paul Desmond's records of the time! Tracks are nice and long, and Desmond's alto sounds great – and it's wonderful to have Eugene Wright back on bass and Joe ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A late, straight side from Cherry, and a nice one at that! Cherry's joined by West Coast jazz men from his past James Clay, Charlie Haden And Billy Higgins, for a nice set with standards intermingled with the group's own tunes and a couple of Ornette numbers, too. The readings are crisp yet ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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A great little solo set from Priscilla Coolidge – a singer most folks know from her duo records with Stax legend Booker T (of MGs fame) – who's on hand this time around to handled arrangements, production, and play some sweet Hammond too! The set's got this surprisingly funky feel at ... (Rock) read moreCD
Paul Desmond serves up his own versions of some key tunes by Simon & Garfunkel tunes – with results that are simply amazing! The style here takes all the airy brilliance of the original S&G tunes, and turns it towards a more jazz-based mode – one that has some of the slight ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A work of understated brilliance from guitarist Jim Hall – and one of our favorite records by him! The setting is simple – Hall plays live with a trio, on a set of familiar standards – but the results are remarkable, as both Hall and the rhythm section manage to bring a hell of a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The second of 2 excellent records by Intelligent Hoodlum in the early 90s – before changing his name to Tragedy Khadafi! Mixed and produced by Marley Marl, it's the kind of record that couldn't be made nowadays, at least not in the mainstream, thanks to the wildly diverse samples in the mix. ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Wave ... CD CTI/A&M, 1967. Used ...
A stunning mix of talents that brings the heavenly piano and guitar of Antonio Carlos Jobim into play with the lush, but light arrangements of Claus Ogerman – a swirling mix of post-bossa loveliness that redefines Jobim's sound, and opens up new avenues for exploration in sound! The ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A really great, oft-overlooked album from the best period of Quincy Jones! This album is quite possibly Quincy's most farthest-reaching – as he works in an array of styles that really shows his growing genius in the studio – not just jazz and soundtrack modes, but more soul-based ones, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Great work from Neil Larsen – a keyboardist who doesn't always get his due in the hipper sides of the jazz spectrum, but who sounds mighty nice on this solo album for A&M! The set's got Neil's keyboards very firmly in the lead, and also features lots of fuzzy guitar from Buzz Feiten ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A standout set from keyboardist Neil Larsen – a record that crossed over big back in the 70s, and which still sounds pretty darn great in the 21st Century! Larsen's keys here are kind of a more mainstream take on territory Bob James was exploring a few years before – arguably hipper at ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The wonderful first solo album from Nils Lofgren – done with this lean, tight sound that's nicely different than his previous work with Grin – and which really lets Nils show off all the best sides of his vocals and guitar! The group is just a core trio with Wornell Jones on bass ... (Rock) read moreCD
Way past the hits, and into some really great territory – a move that makes the record one of our favorite Sergio Mendes sets for A&M! The sweeter bossa pop style here is undercut with a bit more influence from late 60s Brazilian grooves – some of the more baroque turns that Sergio' ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Extremely early work from the great Milton Nascimento – one of his first albums ever, and oddly recorded in America, not Brazil! The set was done in the A&M studios, with production by Creed Taylor – but has a spacious, soulful sound that's a lot like Milton's first few records ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Early 70s gems from Billy Preston – I Wrote A Simple Song and Music Is My Life in a 2CD set! I Wrote A Simple Song is his first album on A&M Records – a surprisingly great home for his ever-evolving style! Billy give some big thanks in the notes to George Harrison, Bobby Womack, ... (Soul) read moreCD
A real classic from Emitt Rhodes – easily one of the most unusual voices in music of his time! Rhodes has this really dreamy approach to the vocals – a mode that feels much more tuned towards late 60s pop/psych, but which comes across here in a very different setting – some ... (Rock) read moreCD
Soundgarden's massive breakthrough – and a much-deserved one, too – a great moment for 90s rock! Soundgarden started out in the indie underground, but unlike SO many bands who were mined by the major labels only to find that the mainstream was no place for them, Soundgarden really ... (Rock) read moreCD
Pure mainstream 70s pop genius, the most fully-formed of all early Supertramp albums – and a record that's filled with a surprising amount of great Fender Rhodes moments too! The set's a masterpiece from start to finish – filled with themes of loss and loneliness, but served up by the ... (Rock) read moreCD
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Melvin Van Peebles —
Brer Soul ... CD A&M/RPM (UK), 1968. New Copy ...
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Amazing stuff from Melvin Van Peebles! Brer Soul is a mad mix of funky soul insanity and straight up wisdom – a mix of moods that also seems to inform the best of his films, now that we think about it – and it's put together with enough wild clashes of culture to shake anyone up. Funk ... (Soul) read moreCD
A dream of a record from those late 60s years when A&M Records was wonderfully free to experiment with new sounds and styles – and was able to turn out really amazing records like this! Joanne Vent is almost more of a blue-eyed soul singer than you'd guess from the rockish look of the ... (Rock) read moreCD