A mellow soulful classic by John Coltrane – and one of his best-remembered early albums for Prestige! The session has all the gentle glow that you might guess from the title – a laidback, open-ended approach that has Coltrane blowing long solos over rhythms from the trio of Red Garland ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful meeting of two major talents from the left end of jazz – recorded in the early 60's when both were working for Atlantic! Despite the "avant garde" title, this set is straighter than you'd expect – very much in the spirit of Coltrane's work for the label, but with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
John Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders —
Live In Seattle ... LP Impulse, 1965/1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, really setting fire here in a classic live performance from the mid 60s – one of those very long, open-ended concert dates that was arguably even more impressive than some of Coltrane's studio album! The set was recorded in 1965, but not issued until a few ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)
John Coltrane with Tadd Dameron —
Mating Call ... LP Prestige, 1956. Very Good- ...
A sublime early set from John Coltrane – and one of Tadd Dameron's greatest moments on record ever! The session's a laidback quartet one – with John Simmons on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, completing the group with Dameron on piano and Trane on tenor – all coming together ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album for The Commodores – still very funky here, with a sound that stays true to their roots – yet also able to reach out into some of the mature mellow ballads that would make them a huge crossover act in years to come! James Carmichael arranges and produces here – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rootsy gospel from The Como Mamas – a tremendous trio of female singers, working here in an all-acapella mode that's completely sublime! The set's an offshoot of the Como Now project done by Daptone a few years ago, and has the same timeless feel – quite a difference from the heavy ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky genius from Con Funk Shun – working here under the production helm of Skip Scarborough, who seems to give them an even sharper edge than usual! The album's filled with those tightly compressed rhythms that Skip was so great in producing back in the 70s – grooves that seem to make ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stellar bit of boogie from Con Funk Shun – produced to perfection by Skip Scarborough, and done in a style that has lots of jazzy elements! The album was recorded well into the group's time on the Mercury label, but it's a real standout from the rest – thanks to an extremely well-writ ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Con Funk Shun —
Touch ... LP Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ...
A killer from Con Funk Shun – one of the few mainstream funk groups who actually managed to sound better and better with each new record – and on this set, they really seem to come into their own! The group's sound was always suited better to a smoother groove than a rougher one – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
One of the greatest vocal jazz albums ever recorded for Bethlehem Records – a set that's got a lot more energy than some of the moodier, mellow vocal sets on the label – thanks to dynamic backings from the great Russ Garcia! Garcia's working here with his hip Wigville band – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and a small sticker on back.)
Good news galore from the great Sam Cooke – maybe THE album in which he fully shows off his unique contribution to soul music in the 60s – that mix of raw and sweet, easygoing and progressive – a mode that had a huge impact at the time, and went onto become a strong influence for ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic – not just from Sam Cooke, but in the genre of "best of" records too! The set's overflowing with classic singles from the legendary soul singers – almost the perfect record to start with if you've ever wanted to sample Sam's genius – that amazing voice, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing with barcode on back cover.)
Not a live tour album from Sam Cooke – but a globally-themed batch of tunes that really helps show off his range as a singer! The set features tunes with titles that evoke a rich landscape of settings from around the world – and offer Sam a nice chance to change things up a bit from ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with a deep groove. Cover has moderate wear & some tape on the seams.)
One of the definitive Sam Cooke recordings of the 60s – never issued at the time, but one of the crucial sides that's provided a later look at his brilliance from the time. The session was recorded at the same vintage as Sam Cooke At The Copa – another live record that was issued ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If there's anyone who earns the name "Mr Soul", it's gotta be Sam Cooke – given that records like these were crucial to getting the term of soul music out to the public in the 60s! The set's a great illustration of the way that Sam cooks up soul, too – as it mostly features ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)
A 2LP set that brings together earlier Sam Cooke titles for RCA – some remastered and made into stereo titles, others just cleaned up a bit. There's a total of 20 tracks in all – with hits like "Twistin The Night Away", "You Send Me", "Chain Gang", "Ha ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Duets between Cooper and Oliver Lake – on a suite of tracks that runs for 6 separate movements. Cooper plays percussion, chirimia, African balaphone, and Brazilian whistle – and Lake plays alto and flute, and also vocalizes a bit. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Lloyd Cowboy Copas/Harold Hawkshaw Hawkins —
In Memory ... LP King, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ...
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful solo piano from Chick Corea – almost in a Keith Jarrett mode on ECM – mostly original improvisations, plus extrapolations on work by Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
One of Chick Corea's greatest moments on record – the self-titled album by the legendary Return To Forever group – a combo that included Joe Farrell on saxes, Flora Purim on vocals, Airto on percussion, and Stanley Clarke on bass! The sound is archetypal 70s fusion at its best – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Robert Corff, Gourmet's Delight, Johnny & The Torn —
Gas-s-s-s ... LP Air, 1970. Very Good+ ...
A groovy soundtrack for a Roger Corman film – and one that's filled with some offbeat rock tunes created for the movie! There's kind of an offbeat feel to most of the numbers – tunes that aren't really trying to get on the radio at all, or be hits of any kind – and which more ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a Special Value sticker on front.)
Jayne speaks over music by Bern Nix on guitar, Charles Moffett Jr on tenor,flute and shenai, and Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass. (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a spot of tape residue.)
Larry Coryell —
Fairyland ... LP Flying Dutchman/Mega, 1971. Very Good+ ...
One of Coryell's trippest LPs from the time – a live set recorded in Montreux, with a trio that includes Pretty Purdie on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass. Coryell's the main focus of the set – stretching out on long tracks, singing a bit, but mostly jamming, sometimes with a darker and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine —
Splendid ... LP Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Acoustic duets between Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine – recorded with a style that's much more intimate and personal than some of the previous recordings by either player! Although Coryell first rose to fame at the end of the 60s with his fuzzy approach to jazz fusion, he's clearly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album of funky grooves put together by Bill Cosby, and featuring some of his funky friends from LA, like Stu Gardner, Gildo Mahones, Mel Brown, Willie Bobo, Monk Montgomery, and Paul Humphrey! The set's not to be confused with the similarly titled album on Uni – but is equally great ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bill Cosby recalls the days of his youth in a set of classic routines that include "My Brother Russell", "Dogs", "Frogs", "My Father", "My Boy Scout Troup", and "Buck Jones" – all delivered with Fat Albert-era charm! Despite Albert's ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky masterpiece from Bill Cosby – hardly the sort of record you might expect from all of his years on mainstream TV! This set was cut back when Bill was a much hipper cat on the LA scene – and it was the start of a brief all-instrumental run with his Badfoot Brown ensemble – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
Vladimir Cosma —
L'Animal ... LP Les Disques Martin (France), Late 70s. Near Mint- ...
Jean-Paul Belmondo in a gorilla costume and Raquel Welch with a tommy gun? What else would you want – save for some groovy music from Vladimir Cosma! (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
An extremely great session from Eddie Costa – one of the best of the all-great Mode sessions from 1957! In what is an odd meeting of players, especially for the label, Eddie's piano and vibes meet up with Art Farmer's trumpet, the alto of Phil Woods, bass of Teddy Kotick, and drums of Paul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis's first self conscious foray into soul, Get Happy pretty much runs the gamut of soul pop styles of the decade and a half that preceded it – and ultimately comes off as one of the most affectionate albums of Costello's career, and one of the most stomping blue-eyed soul albums of the 80s. ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis Costello —
Trust ... LP Columbia, 1981. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Essential old school Elvis Costello from the peak years of the Attractions era! Trust is one of the earliest albums in which Costello started to shake the punkish roots off just a bit, adding a bit more of his sock soul influences into his patented power pop. Tracks include "Clubland", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Mystery Dance", "Pay It Back", "Alison", "Blame It On Cain", "Watching The Detectives", "Miracle Man", "Welcome To The Working Week", "Less Than Zero", and "The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Produced and arranged by Todd Rundgren and Mark Moogy Klingman – with appearances by both! Titles include "Can't Live Without Love", "She Moves Me", "Goodbye My Lady", "Georgia Swing", "Nose Open", and "Kiddy Boy". (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed! Cover has a cutout hole in one corner – and this appears to be a late 70s pressing.)
One of the coolest albums from The Cowsills – that tremendous family pop act from the 60s, hitting some headier territory here than on earlier albums! There's a sense of darkness to some of the tracks that you might not have heard from the group before – kind of an eerie quality ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest, most wonderful albums ever cut by saxophonist Lol Coxhill – way more than just improvised jazz, and exactly the best sort of a record to show his connection to the larger British music scene! The feel here is a bit like the albums that Coxhill recorded with Steve Miller ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album by Lol Coxhill, and one that we'd rate right up there with his albums on Caroline, which we love. The first side of the album has him playing soprano with a group that actually gets a little funky – but not in a soul jazz way, more in the sort of Afro groove way that shows ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape, save for a bit of light marks from the plastic inner sleeve.)
Although billed as a horror soundtrack – with a creepy cover to prove it – this one was also issued on the disco powerhouse Midsong International, and has one full side of disco-styled tunes that all feature vocals! Lor Crane arranged, composed, and produced – and gets his full ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Given Hank Crawford's soulful legacy on the alto sax – one that already made him a star in Ray Charles group by the time of this LP – it would be hard to add More Soul to his bag – but that's what he's going for here, and we've gotta say that it works pretty darn well! The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great crossover moment for Randy Crawford – a set that's filled with catchy little numbers that really helped to break her big to a larger audience, yet still with all the jazzy class of her earlier records too! Linda and Cecil Womack contributed a number of excellent songs to the set, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is not only The Crazy World Of Arthur Brand, it's the Strangelands! Strangelands was concieved and committed at the end of the 60s – a wailing freakout of a record if their ever was one. There's a hypnotic bent to the proceeds and solid musicianship that keeps it from spiraling too far ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later Canadian pressing, with "lightning" labels.)
Forget the "funk" in this album – because the best bits are the mellow ones! Creme D'Cocoa are one of those groups pushing slick bass-heavy funk when they should stick to the mellower cuts – which they do nicely on this album, in a smooth male/female harmony style that has a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album