A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(1973 pressing. Cover has split top & bottom seams.)
Horace Andy —
Get Wise ... LP Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Prime 70s work from Horace Andy – recorded in this laidback, soul-drenched style that almost recalls the Kingston sound of a few years before! The setting is very earthy and up-close – a perfect placement for Andy's really unique vocals, which almost approximate some of the more ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stunning work from Michael Angelo – a little-known singer/songwriter from the Kansas City scene of the late 70s – one with a style that's totally great, but way too off the era's chronological expectations to get much notice at the time! Michael's music has a real late 60s vibe – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great record of modern poetry by Maya Angelou, and loads better than the earlier calypso record she did in the early 60s. Ed Bland did the music, and the sound's got that sort of hard funky edge that he had on his backgrounds for other records on GWP and Perception. Cool stuff, and very righteous ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(GWP pressing, with lyric inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp on the back.)
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot, clear tape along the top seam & spine, and some light wear.)
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)
An overlooked 80s pop masterpiece – the first full album from The Apartments, one of the most blue-tinged groups of the decade! Ex-Go Between Peter Milton Walsh heads the group, which is a showcase for his wonderfully-penned songs – unique little tracks that show his Australian roots, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Apricot Music Pit Band —
Jazzmania ... LP Orion, Early 70s. Very Good- ...
This is a nice album of funky jazz dance tracks, cut for the tiny Orion label, which specialized in musical themes for dance arrangements by Gus Giordano. The tracks on here are short, hard, and funky – and most of them are covers, redone with a tight groove just right for a jazz dance scene ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful debut from Aquarian Dream – a group who first appeared under the direction of Norman Connors – and who also have lots of the same blend of jazz, soul, and funk you'd find in Connors' own music of the time! Yet Aquarian Dream are very much their own bag, too – a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
At the core, these guys were more of a bluegrass combo – but they picked up some funky rocking soul somewhere along the way, and became one of the 70s hippest instrumental ensembles! The album's got some really excellent numbers that start with funky rhythms, and which throw in a lot of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The speed garage producer slums for a minute and puts together a double album of looped beats and vocal bits off a handful of different hip hop records, using common samples and well known hits. Nothing special, but it's guaranteed to move the crowd, kind of like some of the stuff Nervous was ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner.)
Hard swinging big band material from Sweden – featuring the big band of Harry Arnold arranged by Quincy Jones. Quincy had been spending a lot of time in Sweden during the mid 50s – bringing with him a host of great players that would soon become big names on the European scene. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost fusion classic from the early 70s – one of the only records cut under the leadership of drummer Horacee Arnold, but a heck of a great little set with a soaringly righteous sound! The style here is plenty full-on, but a bit less rock-leaning than some of the other Columbia fusion of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal and a promo ink stamp.)
Fantastic funky soul from Steve Arrington – the drummer who got his start in Slave, then really exploded on his own with a host of great records in the 80s! This batch of tracks is from those key initial solo years – and the set not only features some of the key cuts that Steve ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a few wonderful albums recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago with singer Fontella Bass – a vocalist who's best known to the world for her 60s soul hits, but who's coming out here as a tremendous force in modern jazz! Fontella's sound here is miles away from that of her work for ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 classics by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – back to back on one 2LP set! At the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded these brilliant albums – both of which are some of their strongest early work, far more well-formed than any of their individual expressions ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key later session from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a record that gained them global exposure through the ECM label, and which has them working in a beautifully subtle sense of sound, space, and tone! The work is less all-out challenging than some of the group's earliest recordings – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and an unglued bottom seam.)
One of the headiest albums ever recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a brilliant mix of noise and silence that rivals some of the greatest genius of the 20th century avant composition! The album's lead track "Ohnedaruth" builds slowly with a variety of percussion – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly great little album – recorded on the occasion of the Ensemble's third decade in music, and a record that sounds a lot better than we remember! At the time of release, we kind of "pooh poohed" this one because of its divergence from some of the group's other styles ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not as sublime as their first LP, but still a nice batch of modern pop sound collage. More traditional song structures are poking through the cool po-mo facade here. With "Opus 4", "Eye Of A Needle", "Backbeat", "Instruments Of Darkness", "Peter ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff – and still sounding pretty fresh today! This is the first e.p. of tracks from Art of Noise, a groundbreaking set of sound collage tracks that mixes samples, beats, and dada instrumentation into a groove that definitely set the tone for the next 10 years. The record includes ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of The Artistics' most beautiful albums for Brunswick – and the one that includes the title song that was perhaps their greatest single! "I Want You To Make My Life Over" is a classic bit of Chicago soul – done at a level that really sums up all the sophisticated changes ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly group soul from The Artistics – a quartet who already sounded great on the Chicago scene of the 60s – but who really opened up into something special with records like this! The group's harmonies were well forged on early upbeat groovers – which means that here, when ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small bit of pen on back.)
70s avant jazz from Canada – by a group that includes work from filmmaker Michael Snow! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Maki Asakawa —
Maki Asakawa ... LP Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Haunting music from Japanese singer Maki Asakawa – every bit as smoky and soulful as you might guess from her image on the cover! These tracks are mostly sung in Japanese, but draw a very strong inspiration from American torch sounds of the 40s and 50s – a moody, late nite approach ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cesar Ascarrunz —
Cesar 830 ... LP Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
Lost Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and an album that may well blow away better-known work by groups like Malo, Azteca, or El Chicano! The album's near-perfect right from the start – and brings in plenty of New York elements to the groove, thanks to the inclusion of a ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obscure fusion from the Chicago scene – played by a group with heavy guitars from Vince Ashby and wailing keyboards from Dennis Ostermann! The sound is jamming, but with some nice tight moments that almost get funky. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small center split on the top seam.)
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Dang, these guys could never miss! Even in later years, Ashford and Simpson were still going strong – working here in a wonderfully mellow style that's as soulful for the moment as their mid 70s groovers were for that time. The album's got a sweet modern style that's pretty much in the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tight ensemble playing from Denmark, featuring violinist Sven Asmussen leading an unnamed large group through short renditions of trad standards like "Sleepy Time Gal", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Nola", and "Indian Summer". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the stranger albums on Atlantic at the start of the 70s – but a surprising hit as well! The group are a batch of Philly studio players who serve up instrumental versions of late 60s rock numbers, plus some of their own bits – all recording at the Sigma Sound studios, with ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the harder to find LPs by this fantastic pop harmony group from LA. You already know their hits from other LPs, but this one's got a bit more of a rock sound, and some excellent groovy production by Bones Howe. All of the tracks are originals, and they've got nice groovy themes, as you'll ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Warner/Seven Arts pressing. Cover has a dent and a small tear at the center of the spine.)
An obscure modern soul group on Warner, working here with production by Freddie Perren. Nothing that standout, but the record's not a bad one – and was cut during a time when Warner were pushing into the soul market with some good lesser-known acts, possibly to beef up their catalog after ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Atmosphere's hard-hitting, tightly-focused You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having – one of their best records ever – given a richly deserved anniversary edition with the original LP and instrumentals in a 4LP box set! Tracks like the opener "The Arrival", "Panic ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(4LP green & red colored vinyl – with the complete original LP and instrumentals – plus lyrics and download. Limited to 5000 copies.)
An incendiary collection of mid-to-late 60s material from The Attack – a proponent of the same UK scene that spawned The Creation and The Who – and influenced later firebrands like The Buzzcocks and other punk era greats! About Time includes the group's Decca singles, rare radio ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A genius collection of work from legendary keyboardist Brian Auger – and a set that's way way more than just a typical "greatest hits" package! Instead, the double-length set is filled with loads of rare gems that trace all of Auger's strengths – from his early years in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure 80s groover from keyboardist Brian Auger – one that continues the journey into soulful sounds from his earlier years, but with a feel that's a bit more modern R&B overall! Brian does most of the singing, and handles plenty of Hammond and Fender Rhodes – and the tunes are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second smoking Live Oblivion set from Brian Auger and crew – twice as long, and maybe even twice as funky as the first! The tunes on here all really push the ten minute mark – stretching out the original Auger conception on studio sides, and featuring plenty of room for really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seams.)
Charles Austin & Joe Gallivan —
Mindscapes ... LP Spitball, 1976. Near Mint- ...
A very cool mix of reeds from Charles Austin and moog and percussion from Joe Gallivan! Titles include "Electronic Africa", "Mindscapes", "ACC", and "Peace – Homage To John Coltrane". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light ringwear, a light crease on one corner, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)
No honking here, as Sil Austin takes his deeply soulful tenor sax, and turns it to a set of creamy late-nite tracks – all done over some very "pretty" backings, ala the Verve strings work of Ben Webster or Lester Young. Most cuts have voices in with the orchestrations – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice collaboration between the Australian Jazz Quintet and Teddy Charles – as Charles arranges the group's version of Kurt Weill's Three Penny Opera, and gives the group a bit more of a modern twist than usual. Charles' talents in this respect are often overlooked, and while the album's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a minor split on the top seam.)
An obscure group that we only know from this album, but one who's got some top-shelf production by 70s soul maestro Skip Scarborough, working here in more of an 80s styled blend of beats and keyboards! The style's a fair bit like more mainstream work on labels like Capitol and Atlantic – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Average White Band & Ben E King —
Benny & Us ... LP Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Ben E King joins the Average White Band for this sweet 70s set – a killer record that not only stands as one of King's best efforts of the decade, but one that also gives the group a great new frontman! Ben's not the only singer on the record, but his presence here can definitely be felt ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Axelrod —
Auction ... LP Decca, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
One of David Axelrod's oddest records, but still a darn great one! The whole album is sort of a concept album about slavery (hence the title "The Auction"), and it has some spiritual political vocals on a number of tracks – but underneath is the usual great funky instrumentation of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Axelrod —
Heavy Axe ... LP Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Although he's best known for his albums on Capitol, David Axelrod cut this great record for Fantasy during the mid-70s, and it features Cannonball Adderley producing Axelrod's work (instead of the other way around, as on Cannonball's albums from the time). The tracks here are a bit more jazz funk ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roy Ayers —
Daddy Bug ... LP Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mid-70's compilation of his earlier jazz recordings for Atlantic – but with some unreleased cuts too! Two of the cuts here never appeared on any album, and one is presented without the edits that graced the original. Nice straight jazz stuff, with Roy's vibes ringing out in a cool modal way. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
One of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – the sly, funky and spiritual masterpiece He's Coming from 1971 – really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one's a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk – and it's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album