Major Harris —
My Way ... LP Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ...
Far and above the best album by sweet soul vocalist Major Harris! Harris had knocked around for years in vocal groups during the 60s, and had even sung for a bit with The Delfonics in the early 70s – but this album is his crowning achievement, a landmark of sweet Philly soul with some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Richard Harris —
Slides ... LP ABC/Dunhill, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
A really wonderful little album – a session of indie soul jazz from the early 80s, and proof that quality straight jazz recordings were still being made in the underground! Harris himself is the leader of the session – which features a loosely shifting ensemble of players that includes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird, wonderful sounds from George Harrison – with lots of Indian music in the mix! Titles include "Greasy Legs", "Guru Vandana", "Microbes", "On The Bed", "Glass Box", "Singing Om", and "Love Scene". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty amazing promo record – a set of open interviews with Rex Harrison, to promote the film version of My Fair Lady! Issued by Columbia to radio stations only. (Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the script! Cover has some wear and aging.)
A brilliant little set from Keef Hartley – a blend of jazz, blues, and rock that's really tremendous – quite different than other efforts of its sort at the time, with a gritty edge that really makes the record stand up strongly over the years! Keef's on drums, and has a great way of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent batch of rare material by vocalist Johnny Hartman, and a very strong set of tracks that shows a side of his work that's often ignored! Usually, Hartman gets cited for his slow, moody, syrupy sound – such as that which he used in his classic recordings with Coltrane. However, we ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blasck label mono pressing. Cover has tape on both seams, light wear, and some discoloration from age.)
Jimmie Haskell —
Count Down ... LP Imperial/Sonitron (Spain), Late 50s. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Space age rock and roll! The great Jimmy Haskell is one of the hippest arrangers of the 50s and 60s – and he penned more than a few great charts in his day for rock and roll oriented films and TV shows. This rare album has him writing some cool spaced-out instrumentals that basically take a ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hassles ... LP United Artists, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ...
Massively heavy rock from the Long Island scene – but with lots of tasty Memphis touches! The Hassles are clearly influenced by the mod crossover sound of mid 60s R&B – and they use a lot of organ on the set, mixed with trippy fuzzy guitars, and some occasional vocals in a Traffic-s ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a piec eof black tape on the spine and DJ COPY stamps on back.)
Groovy stuff from the man who made Petula Clark so great! Tony conducts a tight Brit easy combo through a strident batch of lively instrumental tracks – not really Latin, but with nice Latiny touches that keep the groove interesting. Titles include "Whizz Ball", "Latin ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massively beautiful work from the great Donny Hathaway! After two studio albums that had firmly put him on the map as one of the 70s best soul talents, Atco had the genius to have Donny record this live album before very enthusiastic crowds in Hollywood and New York. The result is one of the best ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album from Donny Hathaway's soulful daughter – an album that we initially approached with a bit of reservation, but were surprised to find out we liked so much! Lalah's got a nearly-classic style in her work that's a fresh departure from many other soul acts of this period – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Boris Hauf/Steve Heather/Martin Siewert/Christian —
Peeled Eye ... LP Shameless, 2015. Near Mint- ...
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & gold label MGM pressing. Cover has some wear & splitting.)
Richie Havens —
On Stage ... LP Stormy Forest, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
The genius of Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Hawkins – recorded for a small label at a time when his star had fallen a bit, but with some AMAZING tone that really makes the album cook! The group's a combo that features piano and organ by Earl Knight, trumpet by Ernie Royal, trombone by Eddie Bert, and guitar by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a split top seam, light wear, and a name in pen.)
The Hawk, in prime late form, lays down some beautiful tenor solos over gentle bossa nova accompaniment – working in a mode that's much more satisfying than just a "classic player meets bossa" session, angularly crafting the solos with that dark edge that he had in all of his later ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam, ring & edge wear, extensive notes inside the gatefold, and some smudges on back.)
An obscure session that was nearly lost, because it was issued on a cheapo label – but which features some really great work from Coleman Hawkins! The format is small combo, with long tracks that really open up – and Hawk is blowing in that fantastic mode that he began to use a lot ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great later Coleman Hawkins on Impulse – just the sort of deep-toned, soulfully-blown record that makes all his sessions for the label so great! Hawk's very firmly in the lead on that classic tenor of his – but the rest of the lineup keeps things swinging too – with Snooky Young ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Coleman Hawkins plays tenor sax and is joined by Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass and Eddie Locke playing drums. The record is based on Richard Rodgers' musical No Strings and includes "Look No Further", "La La La", "Nobody Told Me", "Maine", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, with a center split bottom.)
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)
Coleman Hawkins/Georgie Auld/Ben Webster —
Jazz Concert ... LP Grand Award, 1955. Very Good- ...
The full Edwins Hawkins sound in full effect – lots of backing singers supporting a righteous lead – all in a style that's arguably a lot more soul than gospel! The Hawkins group was one of the best to crossover from gospel to soul at the time, and they still do it better than most of ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large letters in marker on all sides, and light wear. Labels have some pen.)
A key early record for the Edwin Hawkins Singers – issued right after the group had changed their name from the less-catchy Northern California State Youth Choir! The record contains Hawkins' huge hit "Oh Happy Day" – done with soloist Dorothy Morrison, a voice that was ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Baroquely beautiful work from the Stax soul master – one of Isaac Hayes' heaviest albums of the 70s – and a record so massive, they needed 2LPs to contain the whole thing! The record's a culmination of the rich, full style of soulful arranging that Hayes had pioneered in his early solo ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite Isaac Hayes albums from the post-Stax years – a wonderful late 70s set that has the man returning strongly to the mellow roots of his early solo years! Ike sounded great on his disco tracks at the time – but we really love his mature, laidback way of laying down a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Isaac Hayes' first album as a solo act – and a much more stripped down record than his later baroque symphonic sides! Ike's working here in trio mode – playing piano and singing, alongside bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from the great Al Jackson – who brings in a warmly ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some gloss bubbles, a sticker on front, and cutout notch.)
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Isaac Hayes —
Joy ... LP Enterprise, 1973. Very Good- ...
One of the funkiest Isaac Hayes albums for Stax – thanks mostly to the extended title cut! The tune "Joy" is a monster – running for nearly 16 minutes long, and starting with a killer drum break on the intro – then full, proud, bad-stepping Isaac Hayes grooves ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker and a stain on the top seam. Labels have some marker.)
A stunning live example of Ike's amazing baroque soul for Stax! Despite the schmaltz that you might expect from a live set recorded at Lake Tahoe, the album's a beautiful batch of long tracks with a very similar feel to Ike's other Stax work at the time – and it really gives you an excellent ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeves. Cover has edge wear, and the "doors" are creased with small tears.)
Isaac Hayes —
Shaft ... LP Enterprise, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A crackling hard batch of tracks from 60s sax giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that will dispel any doubts you've ever had about British jazz scene! Hayes is at the prime of his form here, and he wails on tenor, soprano, and vibes – along with his great quintet that included ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant late album from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – one of his last true studio sessions, and a free-thinking album by a quartet that included Mike Pyne on piano, Ron Matthewson on bass, and Tony Levin on drums. Hayes' tenor talents are as strong as ever – imaginative and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – done with flip-back cover, and heavy vinyl! Includes the obi and insert.)
Tubby Hayes – we love you! You're a big ol' white guy from England, but you're one of our favorite-ever tenor players – and this set of tracks features some pivotal work from your late 50s years! The set features Tubby on tenor and vibes, Terry Shannon on piano, Jeff Clyne on bass, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddie Hart gives his backing band a chance to shine in the spotlight – in a similar style to Capitol albums by Merle Haggard's Strangers and Buck Owens' Buckaroos! (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Great work by The Heath Brothers – a lot slicker and smoother than their earlier album for Strata East, but still filled with a soulful jazzy approach that befits their rich talents! By the point of this set, Jimmy Heath, once a rougher talent on the tenor, had emerged as one of the smooth ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's actually a bit hard to remember her as a singer (something that's due, no doubt, to the fact that we were so busy ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty sweet folk rock material from the husband/wife team of Hedge & Donna Capers – recorded with a soulful undercurrent, and a moody, dark feel that's somewhere in the neighborhood of some of Fred Neil's work on Capitol. Production is by Nik Venet, arrangements are by James Bond, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Julius Hemphill —
Blue Boye ... LP Mbari, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A beautiful set of solos, finely crafted by Hemphill with a great deal of soul and emotion. Hemphill put together the whole album himself, and he claims that it is "dimensional solo music postured from the expressive blues idiom". Sounds about right to us, and album's one of our ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After working for years in the Crusaders, then honing his production skills with excellent work for Fantasy and Mercury, Wayne Henderson put out this album of his own, which drew on a lot of the work he'd been doing during the mid 70s. The album's a showcase for his At Home productions team, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Experience Hendrix reissue, #4040, including the booklet.)
A great little album of songs by the oddball soul singer Clarence "Frogman" Henry – and the only full LP he ever cut! The record features many original tracks by Robert Charles Guidry, a strong New Orleans talent who also recorded a bit on his own. The sound is early New Orleans ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features the quintet lineup of Frith, Hodgkinson, Greaves, Cutler, and Cooper, and including "Bittern Storm Over Ulm", "Deluge", "Linguaphonie", and "Ruins". With a cool gatefold cover, and music that'll send you running back to University. (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
The first album from Judy Henske – an enigmatic 60s figure with a style that lie somewhere between jazz, blues, and folk! Given the mix, Henske was a perfect fit for the early sound of Elektra Records – who give her plenty of freedom here to really do her thing – not just singing ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and aging.)
Kind of a "fake" Latin set – but a great one as well! The group's not named on the cover or the label – so we've used the title for our entry – but they're a pretty cool studio combo with a great sense of Latin and a great sense of soul – one that makes the tunes ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some marker on front.)