Ray Barretto just before the Latin Soul era – working in the excellent style he used on his Charanga Moderna album – a choppy groove that has plenty of weird twists and turns – always rhythmic, and always plenty darn soulful! The instrumentation here is a mix of small combo jazz ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ray Barretto —
Senor 007 ... LP United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)...
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The historic album by Can – capping off their classic early 70s trilogy that includes Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi – and the last one with Damo Suzuki in the line up! While very similar to Ege Bamyasi, Future Days takes a step away from their more experimental sounds and has more of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is a repackaged version of an album that was originally issued under Cecil Taylor's name, under the title Hard Drive (and later Stereo Drive, or something like that). The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from Hawkwind – a record that virtually defines the term "space rock", and which went on to create a whole genre unto itself! The live setting is perfect for the group – as they open up on long tracks that blend together odd touches, sci fi elements, and some ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – with the fold-out cover like the original pressing!)
An excellent Quincy Jones score that stands head and shoulders above the soundtrack to the first film in this series, In The Heat Of The Night. Q is in fine fine form with this material – adding in a lot more funk than before, to fit the uptown theme of the film. There's lots of nice jazzy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky classic from Galt MacDermot! The record is Galt's score for the blacksploitation film that starred Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St Jacques – and it's a mix of vocal and instrumental tunes that takes off from the sound of his late 60s work. Melba Moore sings on a few cuts – ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Niagara ... LP United Artists/PMG (Austria), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
An early gem from jazz drummer Klaus Weiss & Niagara – a pretty astonishing set of heavy, hypnotic drums and percussion! It features just 2 long jams, "Sangandongo" and "Malanga" and it's pretty much an all percussion affair! The A-side is "Sangandongo", and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
SUB ... LP United Artists/PMG (Austria), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
A legendary bit of heavy funk from Germany – served up by a cool combo led by drummer Klaus Weiss! The lineup here includes fuzzy guitar, electric piano, and lots of heavy percussion – all served up in a way that's jamming, but a lot more straightforwardly funky than some of the group's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ocho 2 ... LP United Artists, 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
A seminal album from the NuYorican Latin generation! Ocho only get better on this second album – mixing together jazz, funk, soul, and Latin into a sound that was shared by few other groups – using vibes, electric piano, and flute in combination with older elements of Latin Jazz to ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ocho 3 ... LP United Artists, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
The killer 3rd album by this legendary Latin group from the early 70s! The set's a very tasty batch of Latin jazz, Latin funk, and a few straighter Latin cuts – and it's possibly their toughest album to find in the original. The group gets hot and heavy on a Latin version of James Brown's ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album from Popol Vuh – a set based on their initial soundtrack material for the Werner Herzog film of the same name, but one that also stretches out in a lot of new directions, too – with longer songs that really open up, although always strongly in the spirit of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Includes bonus insert of notes, too.)
The cover here features Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and the album draws inspiration from Old Testament sources – but the overall expression is very strongly in the best post-prog modes of early Popol Vuh – already taking layered sounds past jamming origins, into much headier ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Includes bonus insert of notes!)
A real killer from the mighty Tito Rodriguez – a set that's got him opening up a bit more than usual, with a vibe that reflects some of the changes coming from the younger corners of the Latin scene! The album's got a lively feel, and a bit more jazz than usual from Tito – a flavor ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best blacksploitation soundtracks of the early 70's – not only for the great title cut by Bobby Womack, "Across 110th Street", but for the excellent hard-hitting instrumentals by J.J. Johnson, which are perfectly in the groove of the blacksploitation generation! Lots of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Womack at the height of his powers – perfectly balancing southern soul roots and 70s soul polish – with an amazing sound that was unlike anyone else at the time! The set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but has a quality that goes way beyond any of the standard modes from the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album