The group's first full length album – and a classic batch of soulful funky tunes, handled with the charm and care that would make Jamiroquai one of the best new soul acts to come out of the UK during the 90s. Think Brand New Heavies meets Stevie Wonder meets Steely Dan, and you'll get only ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mindblower from Jamiroquai – the album that really broke them out of the box, thanks to an increasingly complicated sense of rhythm! For the set, Jay and the group pulled up some of the more dynamic sounds from the London underground, and wove them together with their increasingly great ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest material you'll ever hear from the legendary Bert Jansch – rare live recordings from his home turf of Glasgow – recorded in the years before his groundbreaking albums, and with a very similar feel! Jansch is already incredible here on guitar – graced of those ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Madlib looks back at his classic collabo with J Dilla – the eternal Champion Sound LP – with a solid batch remixes, including a previously unreleased cut from the sessions! That jam, "Da Rawkus" is a swirling should-be classic, but the full set is solid, too – putting ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed addition to the too-small catalog of work by this groundbreaking group from the European scene of the 60s – a quintet of Danish modernists who have a sound that's still wonderfully bright and brilliant after all these years! The album comes from tapes that were recorded in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredibly soulful set from the Israeli scene of the early 70s – a record that's quite spiritual overall, with a vibe that's almost Strata East in its approach! The group is less of a workshop than a tight quartet led by saxophonist Albert Piamenta, and featuring piano, bass, and drums ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner of a record – the first-ever album by The JBs, never issued back in the day – and lost for years until it recently resurfaced on a test pressing! The set features a leaner, more stripped-down version of the group – one that features Bootsy Collins on bass, and which ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Also comes with a great book – detailing the album and its rescue from obscurity!)
Textbook 70s country badassery from Waylon Jennings! This is one of the most defining moments of the outlaw era, the record which pretty much drew a line in the sand between Waylon Jennings and the Nashville establishment. Billy Joe Shaver's pen and Waylon's authoritative voice marks this as one ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe some of the darkest music you'll ever hear to accompany a dance performance – created at the start of the 70s by Bay Area composer Warner Jepson – who uses both a collection of his own found sounds, and a Buchla 100 synthesizer! The approach is very electro-acoustic – as it' ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500 – on clear vinyl!)
A classic bit of funk from the Italian scene of the 90s – and a record that first gave the world a taste of all the great sounds to come! At the time of this release, Italy was mostly known for its club and house tracks – yet some of the hipper musicians on the scene had also been ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy funk, with maybe just a touch of experimental – the latter coming from the way that things were really changing up on the African scene of the late 70s – especially as the music was criss-crossing with more of the post-colonial world of records! Many of these tracks have almost a ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool take on the older style of German lieder – but one that's taken up here by free jazz giants Sven Ake Johansson and Alexander Von Schlippenbach! You'll normally know Sven for his work on the drum kit – but here, he acts as a singer – but with a very freewheeling, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks of the blacksploitation era – served up with some incredible grooves from maestro JJ Johnson! The album's got a non-stop, hard-hitting groove that ranks it with the best of its time – and which is arguably even better, because most of the record isn't ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible bit of southern soul – and one of the few records ever by deep soul singer Lou Johnson! The masterpiece was recorded at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, at a time when the outfit was at the height of its powers – capturing Lou with a sweet-burning style that matches (if ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing – in heavy cover! Run Out Groove pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – limited to 898 copies worldwide!)
Syl Johnson —
My Gift ... LP Federal/Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ...
A perfect snapshot of early Syl Johnson – with all the 45 sides he cut for Federal at the very end of the 50s and into the first couple years of the 60s! This is incredibly prescient work, building off the formative bedrock of late 50s rhythm & blues, while paving the way for gritty but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally wonderful work from this obscure Detroit group – a quintet of very young gospel singers, and one that gets some wicked work on electric guitar as well! The music has a vibe that's every bit what you'd expect from the cover – very raw, and at-home – with that guy on his ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Full-on power from drummer Elvin Jones – really opening up here on the kind of super-extended live tracks that he only ever seemed to record overseas! The concert has Jones leading a fantastic group – with twin saxes from Carter Jefferson and Duane Armstrong, bold piano from Fumio ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tasty batch of funky jazz cuts from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – working here in a tight guitar groove that's actually better than that heard on his early albums for Prestige! The group's a good one – with Rusty Bryant on tenor, Butch Cornell on organ, and Grady Tate on drums – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings —
Naturally ... LP Daptone, 2004. New Copy ...
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings —
Soul Time ... LP Daptone, 2011. New Copy ...
Damn damn damn – maybe the funkiest album ever from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings! The group have always been great, but there's something here that goes even farther than usual – an especially funky snap on the drums at the bottom, even on more laidback tunes – and a stone ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kazimierz Jonkisz —
Tiri Taka ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
Soulful fusion from Poland – a group led by drummer Kazimierz Jonkisz, and featuring piano, soprano sax, bass, and a bit of electric violin! The groove is a bit in the Michal Urbaniak mode – although not as way out, with a good focus on ensemble modes on the heads of each tune – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Highly talented independent hip hop producer and dexterous rhymer Jonwayne puts down the mic for a sharp instrumentals set! Anchored in hypnotic beats and crafty, soul-steeped samples and atmosphere. Impressive stuff – and the 2LP vinyl pressing has 10 bonus tracks! Includes "Drive ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stylistically far-reaching hip hop from Josh One – with a fittingly diverse roster of guests to suit – including the legendary Divine Styler, Blu, Ta'Raach, Black Shakespeare, Love Jefferson and more! From stuttering beats and rhymes, to moody hip hop soul, to bassy heavy, almost dub ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & Others —
Brasil ... LP Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really groundbreaking album of Brazilian sounds – a set recorded in the mid 90s by a London label – but one with a vibe that stretches back to the most important classics of the Brazilian scene in the 60s and 70s! In a way, the whole record's a bit out of time – nothing at all ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion – plus Babatunde on congas and drums – and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ahh, the glory days of the Native Tongues. Remember a time when dropping knowledge and keeping rumps bumpin' weren't mutually exclusive? This sophomore LP from the Jay Beez is a smorgasbord of funky breaks, jazzy samples and lyrical niceness from the golden era of hip hop. 16 tracks, including ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A naked guy, holding a Commodore computer – a image that gives you a very good idea of what to expect here! The songs are all instrumentals, made on the Commdore at a time when that computer was one of the hottest things going – and they're all sexy, slinky numbers that move between ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sharp hip hop from Chicago's K'Valentine – strongly rooted in rhymes and lyricism, as you might expect from Talib Kweli's Javotti label – and really a distinctive voice in the Chi scene. There really isn't a play for a timely trends here, which is great – it's all about pair beats ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A smoking descarga session from the 60s – one of the best albums ever by percussionist Kako! The album explodes with wonderful jazzy playing, and features 4 very long tracks that are stuffed with great solo work on piano and sax – bubbling over in heavy percussive excitement, with the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kako & Azuquita —
Live It Up ... LP West Side Latino, 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the best collaborations between Puerto Rican bandleader Kako and swingin' Panamanian vocalist Azuquita – and one of the seminal albums from the amazing late 60s era of West Side Latino Records! The record's got a number of nice tracks written by Louie Ramirez, including a few groovy ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fierce funky sounds from 70s Cameroon – the entire recorded legacy of Hamad Kalkaba, who only issued three funky 45s back in the day! Yet even at six songs, the music here is completely tremendous – tunes that rumble along on this earthy sort of energy – drums that are heavier at ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unreleased sounds from electronic genius Ariel Kalma – and a package that only further deepens our respect for his music! The sound here are even more expanded and spacey than some of Kalma's other music – crafted almost in private security, where he could let his keyboards and ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the Kasai All-Stars – a group we first discovered in the Congotronics series with Konono No 1 – and who still have the same wonderful blend of raw rhythms, fuzzy distortion, and very powerful vocals! Their music has this powerfully organic vibe – with acoustic ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A never-issued bit of Turkish funk from the 70s – recorded in Germany and presented here for the first time – often with a groove that might have made the music huge in the record racks of the 70s! Unlike some other Turkish groups of the period, these guys rely less on guitar solos in ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stunning debut of Kelela – a singer who's been bubbling under for so long, she bursts out strongly right from the very first note! Kelela's ready to take on both the indie underground and the mainstream with this set – as the album's got a depth to rival some of the most compelling ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kendrick Lamar takes wider creative left turns than ever before on To Pimp A Butterfly – with a funk steeped production style that filters tried-and-true P Funk influences through leftfield modern beatcraft styles, inspired by cats like Madlib to Thundercat, the latter of whom is an official ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Untitled Unmastered, though masterful material from Kendrick Lamar – another great stride in his astonishing mid teens creative win streak– a low key and low stakes release compared to the huge platform for To Pimp A Butterfly, but damn, it sure does resonate with a similar haze of ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most jazz-based recordings ever done by Jack Kerouac – a set that features some great improvisations from Zoot Sims and Al Cohn! If you only know Cohn and Sims from their more arranged dates of the 50s, you'll really be surprised at their work here – as both players blow ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "blues" & yellow starburst vinyl!)
A fantastic addition to the Barney Kessel catalog of the 50s – a never-heard live set that has the guitarist in form that's every bit as strong as his famous albums for Contemporary Records! In fact, the strength of the recording may well capture Kessel at a level that beats those sessions ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic debut from Khalid – a singer we're expecting will shape the sound of American soul in years to come – thanks to the strength of the work on this album! Khalid's got a voice that's totally unique – upfront about his weaknesses and youth, which he never tries to hide ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite an early set in the world of full-length recordings of Indian music – an album that even predates more famous records by Ravi Shankar and some of his contemporaries! The set features three long tracks, each unfolding in a beautiful way – recorded with fidelity that's maybe a bit ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Take the title here a bit ironically – as the music is this unusual Korean take on reggae rhythms – maybe more an inspiration from Kingston, filtered through a maturing K-Pop style of the time – although often with some of the qualities that came about when dubbier rhythms were ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strong collection of (mostly) early-to-mid 90s recordings by Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough – compiling his Fat Possum recordings and as a set that really is essential! It includes recordings captured Junior's Juke Joint in Chulahoma, MS, home recordings and more – raw and ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They got the title right on this one – and the album's a smoking batch of tunes that captures Freddie in all his guitar-driven glory! The set features Freddie working with a tight Atlantic studio group that includes King Curtis, David Newman, James Booker, and Billy Butler – but the ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer early material from Freddy King – a blues album, but one that's also got a strong resonance with instrumental soul and early funk! The record is "Strictly Instrumental" – as the cover says – and a nice batch of short bluesy groovers that feature Freddy's great ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic album of dubplate "specials" – all put together by King Tubby, the man who claims to have invented the style at the start of the 70s! As you might know, dubplates were special acetate versions of tunes that were coveted by DJs in Kingston – tracks that were pressed ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mindblowing moment from the legendary King Tubby – a set that takes his original Soundclash album, and strips it to the core – served up in an assortment of very heavy digital dubs that are maybe even more bass-heavy that work from the analogue generation! Despite the late date of ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing music from the legendary Basil Kirchin – a British composer who started out doing more conventional soundtrack material in the decade before – but who here is making music from a range of sonic sources that include both regular instruments and extrapolated sounds from nature! ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure what "parking bandits" might be – but Pete Knutsen gave them a very groovy sound on this obscure soundtrack from the early 80s! The album's definitely got a vibe that fits the era – keyboards, fuzzy guitar, and upbeat tunes that aren't that different from early ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer 70s soundtrack from the Norwegian scene – one that's filled with spare funk groovers and plenty of keyboards – in a way that reminds us a lot of Dave Grusin's music for Three Days Of The Condor – or maybe Henry Mancini on The Thief Who Came To Dinner! Pete Knutsen ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Stones Throw debut of LA beatmaker Knxwledge – fresh from strong production work from diverse, top notch talent like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Badass – and making a pretty strong case for himself as a headlining talent on this sprawling instrumental set! He melds funk, soul and jazz ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Exclusive "Side D" vinyl only tracks – includes download!)
A great 70s album from saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen – one of the most important Finnish jazzmen for decades! Back in the 70s, Eero was one of the hippest players on the Finnish jazz scene – and this classic set has him working with other fusion luminaries that include Jukka Tolonen on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eero Koivistoinen —
Illusion ... LP Svart (Finland), 2017. New Copy (reissue)...
The continued rebirth of Finnish saxophone genius Eero Koivistoinen – a player who cut some legendary records in the 70s, and still sounds wonderful here in a more contemporary setting! Eero's maybe not as way-out as back in the day, but he's balanced that out with an even more emotive sound ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from Finnish reed legend Eero Koivistoinen – a set of music composed for children – but with a wild sound that must have sent more than a few kids running from the room back in the 70s! Koivistoisen's reeds are only part of the sound here ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eero Koivistoinen —
Valtakunta ... LP Otava/Svart (Finland), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
The first-ever jazz album from Finnish reedman Eero Koivistoinen – but a set that, like so much of his early work, is way more than jazz overall! The set was done out of inspiration from a variety of contemporary poets – and some of the songs feature spoken or sung passages, mixed with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eero Koivistoinen & Philip Catherine —
Jazz Liisa 13 ... LP Svart (Finland), 1974. New Copy ...
Saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen is at his most dynamic here – working alongside guitarist Philip Catherine, in a long-spun style that recalls some of the energy of his classic Wahoo album, but with a more open vibe at other moments! The rest of the group features key heavyweights too – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic lost slice of work from the legendary Krzysztof Komeda – and a set that's quite different than some of his avant jazz classics of the 60s! This album's still got a lot of jazz in the mix, but there's also a lot of the "sweet" mentioned in the title – mostly in ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful stuff – way more than just an easy instrumental album, and a great batch of exotic tunes with lots of jazzy touches! There's enough of the Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman influence here – but Rex and group take the sound a lot further, by playing like a true small combo, and ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kondi Band —
Salone ... LP Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solid independent hip hop from the Raleigh, NC scene by Kooley High! MCs Charlie Smarts and Tab-One do their own thing here quite nicely, while paying subtle homage to soulful southern rap inspirations like earlier-era Outkast (particularly on this album's standout "Ceiling") and Little ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird and wonderful lost soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – done for a movie that was essentially a children's story, but with a great array of unusual sounds and very cool 80s keyboards! The music is very much in par with some of Korzynski's other classics – and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early pairing of composer Andrzej Korzynski and director Andrzej Zulawski – a Polish duo who show that groovy vampire films aren't just the stuff of the southern European scene in the 70s! Korzynski's music for the movie is really wonderful – starting with a wicked fuzzy funky theme ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully fluid work from Polish pianist Mieczyslaw Kosz – an artist who's clearly trained with the proficiency of a classical musician, but who's playing here with an open, swinging, jazz-based mode! There's a feel here that reminds us a bit of some of the French trio work of the time ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The funky fusion classic from guitarist Volker Krieger – finally issued in a great CD edition! Easily one of Krieger's best albums, Spectrum was remarkably cut in just two days at MPS Studios in 1971 – with a group that includes Peter Baumeister on drums, Cees See on bongos and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mira Kubasinska & Breakout —
Ogien ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
A sweet solo album from Polish singer Mira Kubasinska – but one that still features plenty of contributions from Breakout – the heavy, fuzzy group in which she spent most of the 70s! Mira's more strongly in the lead than on the other records by that group, though – really soaring ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A neo-classic Afrobeat combo based in New Orleans and named for the city in Ghana – and they're a pretty great one, too! Kumasi is a 13-piece band, with a bigger, more rhythm and percussion heavy style than some of the smaller, more raging Afro Funk groups out there, which is not to say that ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bright, synthy soul flavored sounds from Kung Foo Grip – rhymers Greg Cypher & Eff Is H and producer The Keyboard Kid – good stuff from Seattle's fiercely creative underground hip hop scene! The Crane City label is doing the world a solid by the putting out work by some of city's ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 500 copies – on blue colored vinyl.)
Robb Kunkel —
Abyss ... LP Tumbleweed/Future Days/Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
An album that maybe doesn't really fit its title – as the sound here is so warm and enveloping, it hardly feels like stepping into the abyss! Instead, Robb Kunkel works in this cool variant of country rock modes – not the more straightforward styles of the LA scene, but more personal, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 600!)
Andrzej Kurylewicz Quintet —
Go Right ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1963. New Copy (reissue)...
A beautiful bit of jazz from early 60s Poland – by one of the country's freshest modern jazz groups at the time! The record has a bold sound that's right in keeping with its title – strongly stepping off with a style that blends the soulful and the modern – in a mode that's a bit ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure we hear any failings at all here – as the music is completely compelling, right from the start – and one of the most sonically-intense records we've heard from reedman Mats Gustafsson in years! The album's a bit of an electro-acoustic outing – in that Mats plays ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 —
Black Times ... LP Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The rarest of all Charles Kynard albums – and a real standout groover from the classic funk days of Prestige! The album's a really creative outing – with arrangements by Richard Fritz that take the usual small combo Prestige sound to new heights – twisting and turning the rhythms ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and a tip-on cover!)
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
La Dame Blanche —
2 ... LP Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
A strong album from Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche – a Cuban-born, Paris-based singer, MC, flautist and percussionist – in set that mixes modern hip hop, cumbia, and dancehall-inspired urban production! The modern sound is pretty great, and her voice is really wonderful ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Despite the stupid name (or perhaps because of it), this is one of the great lost sessions of the 60s! Drummer Pete LaRoca originally cut this set for the tiny Douglas label, and the session's an amazing bit of modernist jazz that features a rare non-Sun Ra appearance by tenorist John Gilmore. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest records to come from the British scene in the 70s – a very unique offering from Canterbury poet and singer June Campbell Cramer – done in very close collaboration with the great Kevin Ayers! The style here is near some of Ayers' own recordings, but a lot more far-out ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lafayette Afro Rock Band —
Soul Makossa ... LP As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Andrew Lamb/Warren Smith/Arkadijus Gotesmanas —
Sea Of Modicum ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ...
Andrew Lamb blows here as "The Black Lamb" – at least that's the way he's listed on back – playing tenor sax throughout, in the company of percussionists Warren Smith and Arkadijus Gotesmanas – which makes for a really compelling album! The percussion sometimes gets ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked chapter in the Harold Land/Bobby Hutcherson partnership that recorded more famously for Blue Note – a date that's issued here under the tenorist's own name, but which also features equal contributions from Hutcherson on vibes! Tracks have that long, modal quality that has the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pasteur Lappe —
Na Man Pass Man ... LP Disques D'Esperance/Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
An Afro Funk record, but one with a bit of an unusual groove, too – as the set was recorded in France, and features some unusual moogy touches next to the percussion, horns, and guitars! Pasteur Lappe's definitely going for more of a global funk vibe overall here – and, a bit like Ice ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tight Afro club grooves from Pasteur Lappe – but tracks that also have some nice roughness around the edges! The style here is often somewhat stripped-down – with rhythms that feature straight-ahead basslines and drums, which are then criss-crossed by Lappe's vocals, and peppered with ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that features Laraaji working through a set of beautiful instrumental soundscapes – music that takes familiar acoustic and electric elements, and really abstracts them in ways that go far beyond their original use – but all without any sense of overused production techniques! ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Meditative music from Laraaji – the compelling underground artist who's been giving us music from the late 70s onward, and has had a great revival in recent years! This set's a great example of his renewed genius – a spare, stretched-out performance – produced by Carlos Nino with ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited clear vinyl exclusive to indie retail – includes download!)
One of the grooviest Mexican groups of the 60s – a combo who mix together beat, garage, and psychedelic sounds with a really wonderful feel – much more like some of the Argentine and Peruvian combos who've been getting more exposure these days! There's definitely an American rock ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild wild album of Latin soul – one of the maddest albums ever recorded for the legendary Speed label! The group, like a rare few others of their generation, are an insane mix of Latin jamming, psychedelic soul, and stoner funk riffing – all sifted together in a blender, with a sound ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album