Count Basie & His Orchestra —
Basie Meets Bond ... CD United Artists/Blue Note, 1965. Used ...
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An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2 mid 70s albums from Shirley Bassey – back to back as a 2CD set! Nobody Does It Like Me has shirley working in New York with arrangements by Gene Page and Nick Perito – both of whom give Shirley a sound that's smooth, sophisticated, and sometimes soulful – yet still filled with ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Two late 60s sets from Shirley Bassey – both with a pretty groovy feel overall! This Is My Life has Shirley getting some cool production from Dave Pell, who really brings some new energy to the string arrangements of Sid Feller – pushing them past the too-sweet modes of earlier years, ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Dayton ... CD United Artists/EMI (UK), 1980. Used ...
The first album by this excellent 80s groove ensemble – and a key part of the Ohio funk scene of the end of the 70ss! Forget the more famous funk acts you may know from Ohio, because Dayton's Dayton (can we say that?) were one of the sweetest, smoothest, tightest funk acts to come out of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
A compelling comeback set for clarinetist Edmond Hall – cut in 1959 when Chris Barber was enjoying a hit with a remake of Sidney Bechet's "Petite Fleur", which provided for a nice opportunity to get Hall back in the studio for a date under the same name! The record's got a lot more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lena Horne —
Soul ... CD EMI/United Artists, 1966. Used ...
Groovy Lena Horne from the 60s – an album that's a heck of a lot hipper and more swinging than most of her sets from a decade before! That unmistakable Horne style of singing is still very much in place here – but the backings are often tightly punctuated, with a gently soulful groove ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Early Detroit soul – by the great Marv Johnson, one of the first talents to be supervised by a young Berry Gordy! In fact, it could be said that everything Berry put into his work with Marv led to the formation of Motown – as Marv's mixture of smooth vocals and swinging soul really ... (Soul) read moreCD
A rare treasure from Thad Jones – a unique one-off session for United Artists, cut right around the same time as his classic 50s dates for Blue Note! The format is very laidback and open-ended – not really a blowing session, but kind of a relaxed studio outing – one that has ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sparkling work from singer Irene Kral – and possibly the best album she ever cut! The backings here are by the Herb Pomeroy group – a slightly modern ensemble that still knows how to swing with a good dose of Boston soul – and the overall feel of the album's a lot more forceful ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Some of the best soul to come out of the early 60s – and also some of the least known! Although Garnet's big hit "Cry Baby" does get its dues from time to time, just about every side he cut was a winner, and they all sparkled with his unusual mix of deep soul vocals and tight ... (Soul) read moreCD
Wonderful stuff – a rare one from the early 60s that has master reedman Jerome Richardson running through hip versions of hip tracks from hip (and not-so-hip) movies! Includes nice long versions of "Delilah" and "No Problem" (from Les Liasons Dangereuses), plus "Never ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tito Rodriguez —
Tito Tito Tito ... CD United Artists/Palladium (Spain), 1968. Used ...
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A better Tito Rodriguez session than usual – one that's got 2 great descarga tracks! The album features the cuts "Descarga Cachao" and "Descarga Malanga" – both of which are hard-hitting, fiercely-jamming tunes that really push past the usual Latin fluff of Tito's ... (Latin) read moreCD
(Out of print, punch through traycard artwork & booklet.)
Two sides of early 70s solo Ike Turner – raw, rootsy bluesy soul on the appropriately titled Blues Roots – and stranger, psych soul sounds on Bad Dreams – together in a single set! The Blues Roots album's not lying with the title – as it's a rootsy album of electric blues ... (Soul) read moreCD
Killer 70s work from Bobby Womack – reinventing himself here in a great style that keeps all the warmth and soulfulness of his Minit recordings, and gives it a healthy dose of 70s soul production – creating a sweet new groove that pushed Womack into a huge new audience at the time! ... (Soul) read moreCD