One of our favorite Paul Horn albums, and a beautiful set of modal grooves that is far superior to most of the other stuff he's done over the years. Paul's playing here with his groovy little group that features a vibes/piano/bass/drum lineup, in addition to Paul's beautiful reed playing. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Paul Horn follows up his Inside The Taj Majal set – in someways leaving behind the stark, spare initimacy of that set for a more layered and tailored approach – and also leaving behind his more pronounced jazz roots for a more earthy and nature themed mode! Like Inside, it's a solo ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Despite the fact that this LP looks like it's some sort of stupid "medieval jazz" concept album, it's actually a nice batch of groovy groovy instrumentals, with Horn's flute in the lead, and a good groove on electric bass and harpsichord. The basslines roll along nicely, and really punch ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Lena Horne's greatest albums of the 50s – a rock-solid effort that takes its name from her famous film appearance of the 40s, but which features some wonderfully sophisticated songs in a very postwar mode! As with other RCA dates of the time, the orchestra's handled by Lena's partner ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
A jangle pop masterpiece from The Housemartins – a melodic mid 80s effort that still sounds incredible, and a record that's the very definition of deceptive simplicity in indie pop – with layers and layers of depth underneath the charismatic lead vocals, choruses, chiming guitars & ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice record pairing the vocal stylings of Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler. Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include the Bee-Gee's "Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Down homey blues from Howlin Wolf – not as funky as some of the other blues albums on Chess at the time, but with a nice rough and ready edge. Instrumentation includes a few guitars, tenor sax, piano, and bass – and Wolf himself plays a bit of harmonica – and the overall feel is ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from Howlin Wolf – tunes recorded with incredibly raspy vocals, set to a folksy electric guitar sound – one that instantly conjures up images of the south side blues scene that Chess documented so well during the 50s and 60! The work here was recorded over a number of ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite an unusual session for Freddie Hubbard – one of his most modernist albums for Blue Note, recorded with a larger group that includes James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson (or Hank Mobley) on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and the surprising inclusion of Kiane Zawadi on euphonium! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has waviness and light staining due to moisture along the bottom 4 inches.)
Freddie Hubbard at the peak of his 70s powers – and one of his finest albums of the decade! The record follows strongly in the tone that Freddie set at CTI on his mighty Red Clay set – long, drawn out tracks – done with lots of electricity in the rhythms, and a very cosmic ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddie Hubbard —
Polar AC ... LP CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of a record recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wrinkling of the laminate on the back.)
One of Freddie Hubbard's wildest records ever – a really unique experiment with electronics, and a set that sounds way different than his other albums for Atlantic, Blue Note, or CTI! The key factor here is experimentalist Ilhan Mimaroglu – who adds lots of electronics and processed ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark meeting of two talents! This rare session has the poet Langston Hughes reading his own jazz-based work, set to arrangements by Charles Mingus, with additional work by Horace Parlan. Hughes' voice is incredible – a bit frail, with a wispy integrity that really opens up his own ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a small cutout hole.)
One of the weirdest sound effects ever recorded – a record that's filled with sounds of the human body! Side one features a bizzare surgical operation – narrated by the doctor, who's removing a cyst from the neck of a small boy. You hear his talking more than the operation, but side ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Humble Pie scales back a bit on Thunderbox – a tighter set than the preceding Eat It – but like that album, it's overlooked these days and it has plenty to recommend it! The Steve Marriot's and Clem Clemson's guitars bring the thunder, but the wailing harmonica and the soulfu vocals ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Mindblowing music from Bobbi Humprhey – a set cut during her legendary early 70s run for Blue Note – but a live session with a very different vibe than her studio work! The tracks are all long and very spontaneous – not nearly as tied to larger arrangements as some of Bobbi's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure little funky group from Detroit, one with a tight ensemble sound that's very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes through strongly on the best tracks! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Hang Your Head In Shame", "That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine", "Farther & Farther Apart", "Never Have Never Will", "Rockin Alone In An Old Rockin Chair", and "Honky Tonkin Party Girl". (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
A simple but effective session from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – one that comes across with a really subtle brilliance! The tracks are all standards – performed by Hutcherson on vibes, with a quartet that includes George Cables on acoustic piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Philly Joe Jones ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet 70s grooves from Bobby Hutcherson – an overlooked mid 70s gem for Blue Note – done in a style that's a bit more laidback than some of his other work for the label! The group here is similar to that used on the Waiting album – and Emmanuel Boyd turns in some great tenor and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Brian Hyland – a singer who's mostly known for his novelty hits, but who has a heck of a lot more to offer! Brian was a really young guy at the time of these recordings, but he sings with a sense of sadness and maturity on some numbers that matches the darkness of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but one that still shows a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A pretty great album by The Ice Man's Band – the instrumental group who worked behind Jerry "Iceman" Butler on some of his cool early 70s work. The album's nice and laidback – with some very nice mellow keyboards and smooth dope guitar, and the whole thing's a very nice ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout hole and fully split top & bottom seams.)
A great second set from Ides Of March – proof that the jazz rock combo had a lot more going on than just their famous single! The sextet hailed from the same scene as early Chicago (Chicago, of course!) – and have here a sound that shares plenty of the jazzy flourishes of that better-kn ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest jazz rock albums to come out of the British scene at the end of the 60s – a record that's filled with tight changes, bluesy overtones, and some wonderfully choppy moments – all played by a legendary lineup that includes Terry Smith on guitar, John Healing on organ, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a split spine, and a name in pen.)
If 2 ... LP Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good ...
The sweet second album from If – a Brit jazz-rock combo with a really great sound! The album was produced by Lew Futterman, the talent behind some of Jack McDuff's large-arrangement albums for Blue Note – and Lew seems to bring in a similar ambitious feel to the set that really brings ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green Capitol label. Cover has some edge wear.)
If 3 ... LP Capitol, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ...
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, a partially split top seam, a bit of tape residue at the opening, some seam splitting, and some pen.)
Less Curtis Mayfield tunes than usual – but the record still sounds great! The arrangements are by Johnny Pate, who handled the group's best work of the 60s – and he gives all the material a great sound that perfectly matches the smooth raspy harmonies of the trio. Curtis contributed ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible String Band —
Big Huge ... LP Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Half of the fourth album from The Incredible String Band and their most sprawling work to date – which was originally split into separate LPs for the US release – this being The Big Huge portion! Multi-instrumentalists Mike Heron & Robin Williamson began using studio multi-tracking ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Inner Circle's second record for Capitol – with even more of a pronounced late 70s soul sound this time – without hiding their rootsier side! If the album cover and title tune allude to something of a rebirth for the band, that's somewhat true – showing a strong hand at a nicely ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing – with "hit" sticker on shrinkwrap. Shrink is open in one corner, where a promo stamp has been added.)
Now known as Tragedy Khadafi, his first LP has a more 5 percent/knowledge lyrical slant. Mixed and produced by Marley Marl, and with the tracks "Black & Proud", "Intelligent Hoodlum", and "Arrest the President". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
A classic album from this incredible Philly soul group! The Intruders were one of the first groups to work with the Gamble/Huff team – and their sides for the team from the 60s have an amazingly professional approach to harmony soul, never afraid to hit a good hook or go for a strong image ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)
RSVP ... LP Liberty, 1959. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Harmony vocals and Russ Garcia backings – a wonderful combination that makes for a very groovy little album! The set's the Liberty debut by The Invitations – an all male quintet who step out with strong inspiration from The HiLos or some of the other big vocal groups of the time – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, with tape on the top and bottom seams and along the opening.)
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has light wear.)
An all-star soundtrack to this comedy film from the 70s – starring Raquel Welch, Bill Cosby, and a very young Harvey Keitel! Most of the tracks on the set are from other A&M albums, but there's a few tunes that are original to the set – including the vocal track "No Love ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a promo sticker on back.)
One of the most obscure Jackie & Roy sessions ever – a split LP that features one side of tracks from the musical By Jupiter, and another from the show Girl Crazy! The style of the set is in a similar mode to Jackie & Roy's best work for ABC – with small combo jazz group ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rare Columbia sessions from Jackie & Roy – and a set that has them cutting new small combo versions of tunes they also did in the 50s – giving them a leaner style here, and a mighty nice swing! Includes a great version of "Dahuud", "Could You Use Me", ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the bottom seam, and a sticker spot on one corner.)
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Jackie & Roy – cut when the fab vocal duo was still in the company of Charlie Ventura, forging a bop harmony sound that was as groundbreaking as the early vocalese work of Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, or Annie Ross! The pair had a hip swinging ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing in a black and white cover – nice and clean overall!)
Jackie & Roy —
Lovesick ... LP Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Wonderfully groovy work from the team of Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – a set that has the pair moving into much hipper modes for the 60s, and really taking off from the greatness of earlier records! Backing is still by Roy's core trio, with acoustic piano at the lead – but the addition ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Jackie and Roy! This one captures them in the early days – right after they'd left Charlie Ventura, and were beginning to sing and pen some fantastic little jazz ditties on their own. The album features the recorded debut of Tommy Wolf, who would ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover a small bit of pen on front, and some stamps on back – plus clear tape on the seams. Still a nice vintage copy, though.)
This was Jackie & Roy's first album for Columbia and it mainly consists of some familiar tunes by the likes of Ira & George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart and Cole Porter with a Roy Kral original thrown in. The tracks include "Chicago", "Fun Life", "Mountain ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye promo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has tape along the spine, a promo stamp, and a partially split bottom seam.)
With a name like Chubby, the set ought to be a snoozer – but it swings nicely, thanks to some strong bass work by Jackson! The group's a Chicago ensemble, featuring lesser-known players of the 50s – like Vito Price, Cy Touff, Don Lamond, and Jimmy Gourley – plus trombone by Bill ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some marker on back.)
Titles include "Dynamite", "Sweetest Sweetest", "Escape From The Planet Of The Ant Men", and "Come To Me" – plus "Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin", a duet with Michael Jackson – and "Take Good Care Of My Heart", a duet with Whitney ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Jackson —
Big World ... LP A&M, 1986. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Stunning early work from Joe Jackson – much more hard-edged than you might expect! There's a nice bite here – and tracks include "Fools In Love", "Pretty Girls", "Happy Loving Couples", "Sunday Papers", "One More Time", and "Is She ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a partially unglued bottom seam.)