An important album in the evolution of sparer and solo jazz on the European scene – one that only features bass work by Francois Rabbath, augmented only by drums and percussion from Armand Molinetti! The spare sound is incredibly compelling – still quite rhythmic, and often quite ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging on back.)
A wonderful tribute to this European singer – the lovely Rita Reys, served up here in a package that features five of her best albums, all in little LP-styled sleeves! First up is a record on which Rita Reys meets Oliver Nelson – and a host of other great jazz talents, including Lee ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An incredibly groovy record from Dutch singer Rita Reys – quite possibly her grooviest ever, thanks to some very hip London touches from the Scott Walker team of Peter Knight on arrangements and Johnny Franz on production! At the end of the 60s, London was definitely one of the hippest ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Dutch pressing! NOTE: record has a very light warp, but plays fine. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker in one corner.)
Hip vocal tracks from Dutch singer Rita Reyes – recorded with backing by the Pim Jacobs Trio, a lively combo that features Pim's piano, plus bass and guitar – a nicely light rhythmic style that really works well for the vocals! The format is simple, but compelling – and the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Sweet 70s samba from Jair Rodrigues – nothing fancy, but a very solid album all the way through. Production is full, but never too much to smother the tunes – and a number of tracks feature chorus vocals alongside Jair's lead. Titles include "Um Filho Meu", "Minha ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a mostly split bottom seam.)
Roswell Rudd —
Blown Bone ... LP Philips (Japan), 1976. Used ...
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A rare Japanese-only album from trombonist Roswell Rudd – one of his few full length statements of genius from the mid 70s! The album's got a very collaborative feel overall – one that takes off from some of Rudd's better-known work of the "new thing" era, but opens things up ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Our favorite album ever from French soundtrack maestro Philippe Sarde – and maybe one of our favorite French soundtracks too! There's a really special quality to this music – as rich as some of Sarde's other scores, but maybe linked more towards the new wave of subtle expression that ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album from Brazilian rock legend Raul Seixas – easily one of the most important artists to emerge after the Tropicalia generation – and a singer with a sound that's as striking as his image on the cover! The album's got an explosive blend of styles – everything from ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mort Shuman —
Imagine ... LP Philips (France), 1976. Near Mint- ...
One of the more unusual albums from Mort Shuman – the legendary US songwriter who helped out in the early years of rock and roll, then gained fame for translating the works of Jacques Brel for an American audience – before he left these shores and departed for a recording career in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With a record like this, it's hard to believe that Dusty Springfield was singing in a folk group just a few short years before – because the lady's already completely into her own bag – and helping to transform both British and American pop in the process! Arrangements are by Ivor ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That title exclamation's an apt one – as the album's one of the first few from the great Dusty Springfield – whose sense of soul is already a thing of joy! The record bursts out with a punch-packing power that really rises Dusty up from her contemporaries – no tears jerked too ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early soul from Dusty Springfield – material recorded in England, but done with a style that's every bit as warmly wonderful as her later American sessions in the south! Even before hitting Memphis or Muscle Shoals, Springfield brings a sense of soul to her music that most of her ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Japanese pianist Kunihiko Sugano works here with some strings in the background – but also in a mode that's a lot hipper than you'd expect! The group is very hip – with lively percussion from Minoru Ishiyama at points, and Fender Rhodes and solina from Takeshi Shibuya – who also ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Record has a cosmetic mark that's mostly fine, but clicks for just a bit in one spot. Otherwise great – and includes insert. Top cover seam has a small split.)
An early gem from Ghana legend Ebo Taylor – a smoking little set with a really hypnotic feel overall! The tracks here are all nice and long – and build energy with kind of a minimal layering of sound – an approach that's different than some of the longer Nigerian jams you might ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Timbalada ... CD Philips (Brazil), 1993. Used ...
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An important group in the development of new Brazilian musical styles during the 90s – with a bloco percussion groove at the core, and modern production over the top. Music melder Carlinhos Brown arranged and produced – which should explain the strength of the sound – and tracks ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Tuca ... CD Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ...
A sweet Brazilian groover from Tuca – a singer we only know from this unusual post-bossa session from the 60s! The instrumentation is great – with arrangements from Mario De Castro and Oscar Castro Neves – who both bring in lots of playful elements that keep things compelling ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Frankie Valli —
Timeless ... LP Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Incredible soundtrack work from Vangelis Papathanassiou of Aphrodite's Child – impressive, moody compositions for Sex Power – a forgotten French film with Jane Birkin! We know nothing about the film and it's hard to believe it's so little remembered given how amazing (and amazingly ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Lilith Records reissue, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Caetano Veloso at the end of the 70s – still sounding wonderful, but in ways that are quite different from his earliest albums! The sound here is more restrained, and more mature – a beautiful example of the songwriting strength that Veloso evolved as his career moved on – tunes ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Beautiful early duets from Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – much more of a bossa-styled album than any of the late 60s Tropicalia albums from the pair! The set's got a really wonderful sort of feel – bossa at some level, but also with some of the gentle darkness that Caetano and Gal ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Scott Walker —
Scott 1 ... LP Philips/Universal (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
Scott Walker's first album as a solo act – and an incredible set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with The Walker Brothers! Gone are the simple, straightforward pop tunes – and in their place is a more sophisticated mode of work – one inspired by the French pop of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wow, the cover alone should be more than enough to recommend this one – and the music inside definitely lives up to its promise – a fuzzy, freaky set of work from the German scene at the start of the 70s – by one of those groups who only ever recorded one album, but somehow ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clarence Wilson —
Kwa Zulu ... LP Philips (UK), 1974. Near Mint- ...
Music for a London stage play, but with a surprisingly strong pedigree – and this cast album was recorded in the South African studios of Gallo Records! (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
A mindblowing record from the Krautrock generation – especially when you consider that it was issued by the Philips label as a massive 3LP package, complete in a silver-toned, textured sleeve that also came with a real mirror attached to the front! The music is every bit as far-reaching as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic reissue – done just like the original, right down to the mirror on the cover – and also comes with a bonus 7" single of their non-LP material! Please note there is a slight crease on the LP jacket.)
Original Brazilian compilation of tracks from the 3rd MPB Festival in Sao Paulo in 1967. The record's got a nice batch of tracks that are tough to find elsewhere, including "O Cantador" by Elis Regina, "Domingo No Parque" by Gilberto Gil, "Rua Antiga" by O Quarteto, ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Volume 3 in this legendary series of groundbreaking work from the Brazilian scene – recorded at the 3rd Festival in 1967 by Philips! The set includes 4 tracks by O Quarteto, including "Isso Nao Se Faz", "Capoirada", and "Menina Moca". Other cuts include "Al ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has a piece of tape stuck in the surface on a track by Sonia Lemos – and has trouble on that track. The rest is great!)
Live material from that famous series of concerts that helped define the sound of Brazil in the late 60s – including some work here from the Tropicalia years! The set features "Dois Mil E Um" by Os Mutantes – plus "O General E O Muro" by Claudette Soares, "Rosa ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual take on this Brazilian music festival – as the album also features work from Europe and other global spots, too! Most of the music is pretty groovy, with an upbeat vibe – and the set features two Brazilian tracks, one by Gerson King and the other by SAM Mocoto – both ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album