Kevin Ayers/John Cale/Brian Eno/Nico —
June 1, 1974 ... CD Island, 1974. Used ...
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A seminal live set that brings together the best talents from mid 70s leftfield rock – a unique meeting of Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Robert Wyatt, and Mike Oldfield! The concert is one that was initially Ayers' gig – but he had the foresight to invite the others along ... (Rock) read moreCD
Trombone-heavy funk from Joseph Bowie and Defunkt – a key crossover album in the late 80s, and one of the few mainstream funk efforts of its type! By this point, Defunkt have shaken off some of the rockier edges of earlier years, and are going for a more soul-based sound that's clearly ... (Soul) read moreCD
It seems like when this came out, critics and even DJs liked to drop the then new moniker "trip hop" whenever possible, and this pivotal album was held up as the watershed mark. A number of years down the line, Endtroducing holds up incredibly well, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, and ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Fairport Convention —
Nine ... CD Island, 1973. Used ...
Fairport Convention's 9th album in a relatively short history, and a homey little set that often has the group working strongly in a folk-based mode! Instrumentation is a mixture of electric and acoustic guitars, plus mandolin, violin, and assorted percussion – brought in at just the right ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Early work from Gwen Guthrie – produced by Sly & Robbie, but with a sweet modern soul sound that's got a lot less of their influence than you'd guess! The sound is much more New York than Jamaica – and that's probably due to some great instrumental backing on keyboards by the likes ... (Soul) read moreCD
PJ Harvey —
Dry ... CD Island, 1992. Used ...
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The striking debut of PJ Harvey – a record that not only has the British singer maybe topping any of the new generation of American female singer/songwriters that were emerging at the time – but also really showing the world her skills as a producer too! There's a ferocity to some of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Miles Jaye —
Miles ... CD Island, 1987. Used ...
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The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative ... (Rock) read moreCD
John Lurie on alto saxophone, Evan Lurie on piano, Roy Nathanson on reeds, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Marc Ribo on guitar & banjo, Erik Sanko on bass, EJ Rodriguez on percussion & Dougie Bowne on drums. (Jazz) CD
A dozen posthumous duets: "No More Trouble" with Erykah Badu, "Rebel Music" with Krayzie Bone, "Johnny Was" with Guru, "Concrete Jungle" with Rakim, "Rastaman Chant" with Busta Rhymes & the Flipmode Squad, "Guiltiness" with the Lost ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A collection of dub instrumentals and extended mixes of 11 classic tracks from The Wailers – produced by Bill Laswell. Titles include "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)", "No Woman No Cry", "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)", "Exodus", "One Love ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Burnin' ... CD Tuff Gong/Island, 1973. Used ...
Quite possibly THE Bob Marley album – or at least the record that really exploded the man from the Jamaican scene into huge global fame – thanks to a universally soulful sound that moved the record way past the barriers that were holding the rest of Kingston sounds back from the ... (Reggae) read moreCD
One of many, many posthumous compilations, but one with some nice rare bits. Comprised mostly of live recordings fromteh Wailers prime early 70s years, plus a few nice studio outtakes, and interspersed with snippets from a radio interview with Marley. Inlcudes "Talkin' Blues", "Burn ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A really beautiful little record from John Martyn – a set in which he's really perfected his talents, and found a way to stand out from just about anyone else in the pack – including the best of his British folk rock contemporaries! Martyn plays acoustic guitar, but the record's hardly ... (Rock) read moreCD
The first and greatest album together from Richard & Linda Thompson – and easily one of best folk rock records of the 70s – and perhaps any other decade! That's not hyperbole – I Want To See The Bright Lights is so deeply effective, song after song, you're stunned by the end ... (Rock) read moreCD
While the original Island issue of the album Funky Kingston here in the states was actually a compilation of tracks from the original Jamaican and UK issues of the album by that title and the In The Dark LP cut the same year, this two-for-one CD reissue finally sets the record straight, packaging ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Tom Waits's follow-up to Rain Dogs – and a batch of songs that do double duty as a straight-up, stand alone record from his wild years at Island Records – and also as the musical accompaniment to a play he co-wrote with wife Kathleen Brennan! (As Chicagoans, we have a special fondness ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the weird Meters-related New Orleans parade bands from the 70s – similar to the group The Wild Magnolias, but with a sound that's more in a New Orleans mode than a 70s funk one. The Meters play on the record, and the group sings most of the vocals as well – and production is by ... (Soul) read moreCD
Righteous roots music from the vaults of Island Records – a host of mid 70s killers that were arguably the style of reggae that the label did best! The vibe here is positive and progressive all the way through – and the set list mixes classics with some lesser-known gems, including a ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Here's the real deal – a totally cool collection of all-classic Jamaican ska tracks from the mid 60s – with no revival cuts, no remakes – just the core original grooves! The quality of the work here is tremendous – a rocking, romping approach to soul music that really shows ... (Reggae) read moreCD