A brilliant standout in a late 60s world of blues rock – a set that goes way beyond what most of Steve Miller's contemporaries were doing at the time – to find a brave new world that's all its own! As before, the drums are key to the group's sound – harder and funkier than most ... (Rock) read moreCD
Steve Miller Band —
Number 5 ... LP Capitol, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Steve Miller Band —
Number 5 ... CD Capitol/Edsel (UK), 1970. New Copy ...
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Number five, and the Steve Miller Band is still going strong – working here with some great help from Area Code 615, who bring a slightly rootsy vibe to the set! That core Miller brilliance is still very firmly in place – and Steve's got an even sharper ear for writing songs this time ... (Rock) read moreCD
Steve Miller Band —
Sailor ... CD Capitol/Edsel (UK), 1968. New Copy ...
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easygoing energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while ... (Rock) read moreCD
The Steve Miller Band is firmly down to a trio here – and they've never sounded better – thanks to completely kickass drums from Tim Davis, and some heavy heavy bass from Lonnie Turner – both of whom work with Miller in a style that's almost an American answer to the music of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Crisp, warm, and nicely-grooving soul from Melba Moore – one of her most consistent albums of the period, and possibly the biggest hit of career! The team of writers and producers on the album is top-shelf – with work from Kashif, Paul Lawrence, Gene McFadden, and others – who ... (Soul) read moreCD
Melba Moore at the height of her 80s powers – stepping out here with help from Kashif, who sings a bit and plays keyboards – along with Paul Lawrence Jones, whose keys also shine brightly on the set! There's a nicely jazzy undercurrent to some of the best numbers – that flowing ... (Soul) read moreCD
An early 80s classic from Melba Moore – best known for one of her biggest hits, "Love's Comin' At Ya", an enduring number that's got an irresistible groove! Like many of Melba's other albums, this one does a wonderful job of delivering radio-friendly pop soul and still hitting us ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was really coming into her own! Read My Lips has Melba working nicely with some tight Capitol soul backings – often a bit heavy on the beats, but in a way that guides the tunes strongly from the bottom, and lets Melba's ... (Soul) read moreCD
Mystic Merlin —
Full Moon ... LP Capitol, 1982. Used ...
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A standout classic from one of the all-time overlooked greats – the sublime Mystic Merlin, a group who cut a handful of killers in the early 80s! The group's biggest claim to fame is a young Freddie Jackson on vocals – but they're honestly much more an ensemble act than a backup for a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)
A repackaged version of the first Capitol album by Fred Neil – issued here under the title of the one tune on the album that became a hit, but not under Fred's version! (The hit was sung in the film Midnight Cowboy by Nilsson.) The album is really one of the best places to start with Fred's ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real classic from one of our favorite artists of the 60s! Fred Neil is best known to the world as the man who wrote "Everybody's Talkin", which was used excessively in the film Midnight Cowboy (although his version in the film was sung by Nilsson) – but he's a hell of a great ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's not lying – as this one's filled with killers like "Above & Beyond", "Act Naturally", "Under The Influence Of Love", "Foolin Around", "Nobody's Fool But Yours", "Second Fiddle", "Love's Gonna Live Here", and ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing run of music from the mighty Buck Owens – one of the few country music stars of his time who never made a mis-step at all, and instead gave us nearly two decades' worth of incredible records for Capitol! Some of the best cuts from that stretch are presented here, alongside a ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Buck's first Christmas album – and a prime batch of tracks that are right up there with the best of his regular albums from the time! There's a strong strand of Bakersfield production running through the album – perfect for both the sadder tunes and the more upbeat ones – and the ... read moreCD
Buck Owens ruled country music in the 60s – especially on the west coast – and these seminal singles for Capitol Records are a great demonstration of his talent at its height! Buck was a hell of a talent right from the start – sharp, soulful, and graced with a good sense of wit ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Sweet club grooving from the legendary Freda Payne – a very different album than her initial hits for Holland-Dozier-Holland, and a set that has a mature mix of disco and modern soul! Production is by Tony Camillo and Frank Wilson – and the tracks are long and nicely stretched out ... (Soul) read moreCD
Mid 50s west coastery from Dave Pell – recording here in an octet that includes Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Ray Sims on trombone, Paul Smith on piano, Tony Rizzi on guitar, and Ronnie Lang on baritone. The tracks are short and slinky, with Pell's sharp tenor in the frontline – on tracks ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful group soul vocals effort from the Persuasions in the early 70s – working in a throwback acapella mode, but still with a fresh feel – thanks to a hip dawn of the 70s sound, and a stripped-down feel that you'd probably have never gotten back in the day! It's amazing how fresh ... (Soul) read moreCD
Peter & Gordon —
Woman ... LP Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good- ...
One of Louie's greatest albums ever – a hard-swingin batch of vocal group tunes, with all the sound that made him famous! The album was cut at the height of Louie's career back in the 50s – with vocals by Keely Smith on 2 tracks, and backing by the tight combo of Sam Butera and The ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Quicksilver Messenger Service —
Happy Trails ... LP Capitol, Late 60s. Used ...
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A perfect example of the jamming style of Quicksilver Messenger Service at their best – as side one features a 25 minute extrapolation of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love", stretched out by the group into these wicked long guitar lines and pulsating rhythms that shift nicely over time! ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 70s pressing.)
Kid A ... LP Capitol/XL, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
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One of Radiohead's greatest albums, and probably our favorite – where they boldly dove into stranger, more deeply atmosheric moodcraft than anything they'd released to date! Their follow-up to OK Computer, which was an instant classic for the band, graced with lofty songwriting and impactful ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fresh ... LP Capitol, 1972. Used ...
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The sweet second album from the Raspberries! The Rasperries were all about the songcraft, bringing sort of an unpretentious, midwestern charm into original tunes that build from the sophisticated pop of the breezy LA scene – much more so than on the Brit Invasion-learned debut album. Fresh ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly the first truly great Lou Rawls album for Capitol – an all-out swinging jazz session done with arrangements by Onzy Matthews, in a mode that firmly helped put the Lou Rawls sound on the map! The tracks are mostly older numbers from a long lineage of blues and R&B – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work by Lou Rawls – no, the album doesn't have funky David Axelrod arrangements – but it does feature Lou with some great jazzy backing by Benny Carter – who really knows how to put the right degree of punch in the arrangements to bring out the best in Lou's voice. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lou Rawls —
Soulin' ... CD Capitol/Elemental (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ...
One of the best albums that Lou Rawls cut with the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod – that incredible duo who made some of his 60s Capitol albums so great! The style here is wonderful – upbeat grooves from Barnum – who brings more soul into Lou's music than before – ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the great ones – produced by David Axelrod, with HB Barnum arrangements, and sublime vocals by Lou, who's really at his best in this sort of setting! The album features 2 hip monologues – "Righteous Woman" and "Dead End Street" – plus the famous sung ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from Django – licensed from Pathe Marconi in France, and featuring the great guitarist in the company of American and French all-stars that include Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Rex Stewart, Barney Bigard, Billy Taylor, Stephane Grappelli, Len Harrison, and Tommy Benford. There' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first full length from Rene & Angela for Capitol – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture of sweet duet soul with the best kind of 80s grooving – clearly inspired by Ashford & Simpson, but also with a strong sound of its own. Skip ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and appears to have been signed by the artists on back.)
The first couple Rene & Angela records for Capitol – together for the first time on this great CD from Expansion! First up, is the great self-titled debut from Angela Winbush and Rene Moore as a duo – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture ... (Soul) read moreCD
A bit late in the game for Rene & Angela, though they're still pumping out some classic 80s groove numbers, with Angela Winbush's flair for great songs. There's a few numbers here that are moving a bit too far into the commercial radio slow jam territory for our tastes, but there's a couple of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small tear on the opening.)
A killer album of modern soul from ex-Dramatics singer LJ Reynolds! The album's in a modern Detroit mode all the way through – with top-shelf production by Reynolds, Don Davis, and Ronnie McNeir – and Ronnie, who'd been lost to the industry for a few years, also re-emerges as a writer ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Don Rich & The Buckaroos —
Guitar Pickin Man ... CD Capitol/Omnivore, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ...
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A great tribute to one of the unsung heroes of country music – guitarist Don Rich, whose lead work and solos were such a big part of the Buck Owens records of the 60s! This package brings together both tracks recorded with Buck, and sides that have Don working with the Buckaroos – many ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
(Stereo pressing! Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)
Minnie Riperton —
Minnie ... LP Capitol, 1979. Very Good ...
Minnie's last LP – or at least the last LP released while she was alive – and a wonderful batch of jazzy modern soul cuts that gives a good indication of the direction that Minnie might have gone in the 80s. The album's got plenty of great guest players – including Minnie's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A wonderful gem from the great Howard Roberts! This mid 60s Capitol album features the guitarist working with organist Henry Cain – an underdiscovered west coast talent, and a player who's got a nicely stripped-down sound, very much in the vein of Walter Wanderley. Given that Roberts' style ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, mostly along the back cover.)
Fantastic album of funky guitar tracks by this underrated player. Despite a cheesy Capitol cover, the groove on here is nice and hard, and Roberts guitar is backed by some great organ lines played by a young Dave Grusin. An unexpected place to dig up some nice breaks, like on the version of " ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest of Howard's excellent sides for Capitol in the 60s – and one of the grooviest too! The format here is a bit different than the others – in that some larger arrangements are added to the core group in the set – making for some added horn flourishes that dip in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Linda's first solo record after the Stone Poneys, released in 1969, and a prime example of Linda's big, boisterous and passionate vocal style, floating over some groovy steel guitar and a more extroverted sound on the best tunes, but with some nice folkier numbers, too. It's surprising mix of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Christmas set from David "The Stripper" Rose – and one that's delivered with a lot more sensitivity for the Holidays than you might expect! Instrumentation here is fairly large and orchestral – and most tunes have lots of strings and woodwinds, scored with a ... read moreCD
Includes original instrumental tracks for the film by Atticus Ross – plus Beach Boys numbers "Good Vibrations", "Don't Worry Baby", and "God Only Knows" – as well as Paul Dano singing a haunting demo version of "God Only Knows", Brian Wilson ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Proof that Capitol was THE place to be if you were a sad and dreamy male vocalist – because on this set, Tommy comes off with a lot less rock and rolling than usual – and hooks up with Nelson Riddle in an album that's got all the boozy late night touches of some of Dick Haymes best work ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set from George Shearing – recorded live, with a lot more of a tight jazz style than some of his higher-concept sets for Capitol in the late 50s! The group here is wonderful – with vibes from Emil Richards, guitar and harmonica from Toots Thielemans, percussion from Armando ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)
George Shearing Quintet/Dakota Staton —
In The Night ... CD Capitol, 1957. Used ...
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Wonderful late 50s jazz from the LA scene – not just because singer Dakota Staton is at the best of her youthful prime, but also because the Shearing group on the set is great too! George is working here with one of his best lineups – a group that includes Latin-inflected Al McKibbon ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best albums by Tak Shindo – a west coast Japanese composer/arranger who was one of the few exotica artists to actually have the cultural cred to the sound! The arrangements – as the title might imply – mix together jazzy Capitol swinging and some more Eastern-oriented ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has splitting on the seams.)
Think what you want about Dinah Shore, she could serve up some pretty great vocals at her best moments – and this album is definitely one of those moments! The style here is laidback and late nite – with Dinah singing alongside backing from the trio of Andre Previn on piano, Red ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A surprising return to jazz by Dinah Shore – recorded with backings by the Red Norvo Quintet, and a swinging style that makes us like her more than we'd think! Titles include "Who", "It's Funny To Everyone", "Bye Bye Blues", "Lover Come Back To Me", ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album