An excellent jazz reworking of the score to the film Phaedra – originally written by Mikis Thedorakis to accompany one of Jules Dassin's stranger films of the 60s. Nelson does excellent work with the score – expanding it with plenty of warm jazz touches, but also working in a serious ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover.)
Ocho 1 ... LP United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
The rare first album by Ocho – and a killer batch of Latin tracks that breaks down all definitions of the music! Ocho were a seminal group in the NuYorica scene of the early 70s – blending soul, funk, Latin, jazz, and other styles into a groove that was perhaps a bit too complicated ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ocho 3 ... LP United Artists, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
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
Riz Ortolani did the soundtrack for this groovy film about 3 Americans (Peter Lawford, Telly Savalas, and Phil Silvers) returning to Italy after the war in a reunion with the woman who is the mother of a child that belongs to one of them. Sounds odd – and it is (believe us, we've seen the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split on the bottom seam.)
Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero —
Mondo Cane ... LP United Artists, Early 60s. Used ...
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One of the biggest-selling United Artists albums of the 60s – and one of its first big successes in the European soundtrack market! The score is for a strange documentary like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little jazz version of the score to the musical Bye Bye Birdie – one that we love for its original tunes, and which really lends itself to jazzy interpretation! Arranger Bill Potts really gets at the spirit of the original score, but also opens things up nicely as a jazz solo vehicle ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful stuff – a rare LP from the early 60's 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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with "ear" on one side. Cover has a small center split on the spine and a Radio Station Copy stamp on back.)
Tito Rodriguez returns to the Palladium – in a smoking set that's got all the great jazzy touches of his first volume at the famous club, but a bit more of a charanga groove overall! The core combo elements that make Tito great are firmly in place – that strong sense of rhythm and ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting and a DJ ink stamp on the back.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove and "ear".)
A great early moment for composer Stephen Sondheim – but a score that's made even groovier here by the film work of Ken Thorne! Thorne brings out a sprightly quality to the music that's maybe missing from the original stage score – and his few instrumental passages are especially great ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
An unusual one from Dakota Staton – and almost a bit more bluesy than some of her Capitol sessions! Titles include "Supper Time", "I Stood By", "I Gotta Go", "Hurry Home", and "My Search Is Over". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Trumpeter Rex Stewart heads a great lineup of players from the Fletcher Henderson band – including Joe Thomas and Taft Jordan on trumpets, Benny Morton and Dicky Wells on tormbones, Buddy Tate and Hilton Jefferson on saxes, and Red Richards on piano! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
A stunner of an album from Cecil Taylor's early days – for many reasons, but also for the wild cover, which has a couple meeting in a dark alley in a cheesy photo shoot! (Just imagine if Hat Hut or Leo tried that today!) This long-out-of-print session features 3 early trio tracks – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great soundtrack for a pretty darn obscure film – the third appearance of Inspector Clouseau, filmed after A Shot In The Dark and The Pink Panther, but featuring Alan Arkin in the title role, instead of Peter Sellers! The score is by Ken Thorne, and is quite different from more familiar ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Titles include "Glad", "Freedom Rider", "Empty Pages", "Stranger To Himself", and "Every Mother's Son". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing.)
Traffic ... LP Island/United Artists, 1968. Used Gatefold ...
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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
One of the best-ever euro soundtracks on United Artists! Lots of great Italian sixties scoring by Armando Trovajoli, with lots of jazzy crime music (this is a heist movie, apparently), and really cool Swingle Singers-sounding vocals by a group called I.Cantori Moderni. The sound is great, very ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, a partially split bottom seam, and some light wear.)
The Ike & Tina Turner Revue shakes the foundation at Carnegie Hall on April Fools Day, 1971! There's a good reason for there being so many live albums by Ike & Tina – it's because they're damn great on stage – and this NYC set is a strong showcase for The Ikettes and The Kings ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Utopia ... CD United Artists/Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
Utopia ... LP United Artists/Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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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
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 a cutout hole.)
A huge moment for War – maybe the group's biggest album of the 70s, but a set that still has them holding onto everything that makes the great! Like Earth Wind & Fire at their best, War have this way of staying strong and righteous, while still able to hit a hook – jamming one ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of pen, and an ink stamp. Labels have an ink stamp.)
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
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 some wear, two cut corners, & two cutout holes.)
A mix of dramatic moments and slight exotic themes from Franz Waxman – penned for an early 60s film that starred Yul Brynner as Taras Bulba and Tony Curtis as his son! Waxman's music has a gloriously full sort of sound – every bit the best Hollywood mode for an action epic like this ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and moisture stains.)
Steve Winwood —
Winwood ... LP United Artists, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Bobby Womack —
Communication ... LP United Artists, 1971. Used Gatefold ...
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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 some wear, a split bottom seam & some marker.)
A stone classic from Bobby Womack – one of those records that has all his best elements firmly in place, put forward at a level that's sophisticated and polished, yet never too commercial at all! Bobby's voices are still incredible – that raspy, personal feel that's rooted in country ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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