As the title might imply, this is a varied set of grooves from Latin guitarist Freddie Rodriguez. Some of the tracks are more like pop guitar instrumentals, with an electric 60's feel to them. But the best cuts are some nice Latin groovers, with a good hard sounds from Freddie's guitar, and a ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 1978 reissue of the great Revelation Time LP, part of a short lived but excellent series on United Artists. Nice renditions of some classic roots rock, informed by the cultural vibes that rocked Jamaica throughout the 70s and a sort of precursor to the landmark War Ina Babylon set, including ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
10 classic girl group numbers from one of the prototypical groups of the genre, including "Soldier Boy", "I Met Him On A Sunday (Ronde, Ronde)", "Dedicated To The One I Love", "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", "Foolish Little Girl", "Tonight's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alive, and plenty lively – one of our favorite albums ever to feature the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – and one that has them really stretching out a lot more than usual! The album's got a format that's quite different than the tightly-reigned sound of Sims and Cohn on other dates ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Legendary cosmic disco from Space – a group who really live up to their name with a trippy use of electronics and keyboards over clubby rhythms! The album's a landmark from the time when previous prog ideals were finding a great new space in the discos – and although a few cuts here ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 early Cecil Taylor sessions – back to back on one CD! The first 4 tracks are from the album Hard Drive – also known as Stereo Drive, and later issued as Coltrane Time (phew, that's confusing!) The record brings together two of the late 50s' most promising modernists – Cecil ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Titles include "Glad", "Freedom Rider", "Empty Pages", "Stranger To Himself", and "Every Mother's Son". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black/red label US pressing. Cover has half split seams.)
Traffic ... LP Island/United Artists, 1968. Used Gatefold ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Traffic's second LP, with twelve tracks, including "You Can All Join IN", "Forty Thousand Headmen", Pearly Queen", "Who Know What Tomorrow May Bring", and "Feelin' Alright". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has light wear & splitting.)
Ike & Tina Turner —
Nuff Said ... LP United Artists, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of their last together, and a record that's very much in the hit Ike & Tina style! Lots of hard heavy guitar, pounding drums, and raw heavy soul vocals from Tina. Tracks include "Baby", "Sweet Flustrations", "I Love What You Do To Me", "Tell The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Utopia (Amon Duul II) —
Utopia ... LP United Artists (Germany), 1973. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Not the Utopia group with Todd Rundgren in the lineup, but an earlier German act who only cut this one album – which itself was sort of a side project away from the sessions for the Wolf City album by Amon Duul II! Utopia shares members, a producer, and a lot of energy with that group – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original German pressing. Cover has some gloss separation mostly along the opening & cutout hole.)
A sweet sweet set from the mighty War – and maybe the record that really has the group coming into their own! The record's got a stronger vocal presence than earlier War efforts, which is a really great thing – kind of a blend of sweet soul, heavy funk, and Chicano modes – all ... (Soul) read moreCD
War delivers the word, and a whole lot more as well – that amazing blend of styles that always made the group way more than just the sum of its parts! The classic groove is very firmly in place here – a great style that mixes jazz funk with a freer jamming style borrowed from Latin ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
A monster set of Chicano funky grooves from LA – most of which forever transformed the sound of funk! The album includes most of the band's best cuts – like "Slippin Into Darkness", "Cisco Kid", "World Is A Ghetto", "All Day Music", "Me & ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some marker in one corner.)
A Chicano funk classic – and one of War's best cuts! "Slippin Into Darkness" has a sound that influenced everyone at the time – slow, mean, dubby, and very funky – a chugging little tune that never loses its groove, and shows that slow can be as funky as fast! "Nap ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)
War ... LP United Artists, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
A wonderful first solo album from War – a set that has them breaking away from their early partnership with singer Eric Burdon – and finding an even better groove in the process! The vibe here is hipper, and even more righteous than before – some of those great jazz currents on ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work by War! "World Is A Ghetto" is a great one – the title track to one of their best albums, and a soulful classic that never quits. Almost nicer is "Four Cornered Room" – a slow building tripped-out track, with percussion, weird "rocket" guitar ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
War did the music for this funky soundtrack to an early Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs film, and although most of the stuff on here is just typical War stuff, there's one track called "Flying Machine" that's a long funky chase scene-type track that's worth the price of the album alone! Other ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Sublime work from Leon Ware – the mellow soul master who's one of our favorite talents of the 70s! This album is Leon's first – recorded years before he did his records for Motown and Elektra – and it's done with a less polished sound that's a striking contrast to some of his ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Tim Weisberg Band —
Rotations ... LP United Artists, 1978. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by Randy Weston! Forget his trio stuff, this is the material that made him an instant legend in the late 50s! The record's a mindblowing batch of original compositions by Randy, arranged by Melba Liston, and featuring players like Ray Copeland, Johnny ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most important work ever recorded by Randy Weston – 5 early albums that really pushed the boundaries of modern jazz! First up on the set is Little Niles – a fantastic set that features some of Weston's best early compositions – angular and Monk-ish numbers, but with a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition! Includes the original book & slipcase.)
A nice collection from UA's Anthology Of Reggae Collector Series, of some of Delroy Wilson's best early work under Coxsonne Dodd for Studio One. A dozen great numbers for the prodigal star, including "Trying To Conquer Me", "Riding For A Fall", "Run Run Free", "Fe ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Steve Winwood —
Winwood ... LP United Artists, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Bobby's so great, it's hard to fit all of his good stuff on one LP – but this set does a pretty darn good job, and includes 12 tracks from his legendary years on United Artists! Hearing this set, we're stunned to realize just how many great tracks Bobby turned out over the years – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title sort of says it all – as Bobby Womack goes Country and Western. This was never really much of a surprise to us, though, 'cause we always felt that Bobby had a lil' bit o' country in him all the time, especially in some of his guitar chord changes. The album's a nice batch of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the all-time great ones from Bobby Womack – and a set that definitely helped push the singer into the mainstream of soul in the 70s! Bobby says thanks to Sly Stone on the back of this album – and it's clear that he's gotten a good dose of Sly's funky soul to kick things up a bit ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some pen on front.)
The cover and the title are a great illustration of the growth of Bobby Womack on this classic 70s set – a mode of presentation that's maybe a bit more badass than before, without the down-home image of Bobby holding his guitar! Some aspects of the record are plenty darn righteous – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner with a large name in marker on both sides)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most striking albums ever recorded by Denny Zeitlin – the dark soundtrack to this late 70s remake of the horror classic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers! There's a very minimal use of electronics on the record, combined with some wonderful orchestrations from Zeitlin – very ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A sweet 80s collection – with work by Eddie Holland, Garnet Mimms, The Exciters, Bill Pinkney & The Originals, The Five Satins, Marv Johnson, The Clovers, The Marcels, and The Falcons. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album