The O'Jays keep on going strong – hitting a smooth mellow Philly vibe that takes them away from the style of their mid 70s hits! The sound here is a bit more uptempo than on the previous album So Full Off Love – but the group are still also really using the time to explore their ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool – original acetate test pressing – in a Frankford Wayne sleeve!)
One of those records that really took Philly soul to the next level back in the 70s – a set that works amazing magic with the already-great harmonies of the O'Jays – pointing them even more strongly towards groove-heavy territory, while still keeping all the fragile, personal qualities ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Out Of My Mind", "Leave It Alone", "Fading", "Rainbow", "Friend Of A Friend", and "Serious Hold On Me". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Survival ... LP Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good+ ...
Not one of their most classic Philly LPs, but still a nice batch of soul tracks with the usual perfect Gamble-Huff production, and harmonies that definitely go the distance! Tracks include "What Am I Waiting For", "Give The People What They Want", "Rich Get Richer", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We know what you're thinking: "These guys were best in the 70s." Hold that thought for a moment and check out this great album – because unlike a lot of their other chart-topping contemporaries from 1972 and 1973, the O'Jays actually continued to mature as a group, and managed to ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Itaru Oki/Nobuyoshi Ino/Choi Sun Bae —
Kami Fusen ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 1996. New Copy ...
Sometimes it feels like there's no sense of time at all when it comes to free jazz – as a recording like this, made over 20 years ago, can feel as fresh as anything happening at the moment – due to the free-thinking nature of the performance! The group's less familiar than some we've ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Old & New Dreams —
Playing ... LP ECM, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Second ECM recording of Ornette Coleman alums, once again playing a handful of newer tunes as well as Coleman repertoire. Don Cherry's on trumpet and piano, Dewey Redman on tenor sax & musette, Charlie Haden on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. While Coleman was delving into full-on electric ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums ever cut by drummer Grassella Oliphant – a soulful smoker that really shows the hip approach to jazz on Atlantic Records in the 60s! The album's got a tight groove that comes from superb efforts from a great quartet – Oliphant's drums in the lead, plus tenor from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original green and blue label pressing – in a high gloss cover!)
A lovely groover – one of the swinginest soundtracks penned by Nino during the 60s, written for a sex comedy starring Uno Tognazzi and Juliet Prowse. The feel of the work is great – somewhere between Piero Piccioni and John Barry – with a mixture of strings, tight rhythms, and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tommy Olivencia —
El Jeque ... LP TH Rodven, 1988. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Deje Sonora", "Tengo Que Pensar En Ti", "Mi Complice", "Que Pobre Amante Eres", and "Mujer De Carton". (Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
Nigel Olsson's probably best known for his work on the drums with Elton John during the singer's run of early 70s classics! The set's got a well-produced AOR vibe – and what Olsson lacks in vocal depth is more than made up for by the strong production by James Stroud and Ed Seay – who ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Omar's been blowing our minds for years now – turning out some of the freshest soul music on the global scene – from his tremendous debut at the start of the 90s, to a range of crucially-overlooked albums that should have made the singer huge! The man's a hell of a singer, and a really ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest keyboardists you'll ever hope to hear – an artist who can take a cheesy-looking instrument, and turn it into something that sounds ancient and exotic! This album may well be the most perfect distillation of the talents of Abdou El Omari – as most tracks just feature ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great post-millennium riff on classic post punk guitar pop! Omni has a way of making kind of jittery, intricate guitars sound almost effortless, with laidback vocals and off kilter, but insistent melodies that's a little reminiscent of Television – albeit without that legendary band's ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited red colored vinyl pressing – with download code.)
The second album from this cool Colombian project that includes Will "Quantic" Holland – a group that's very much in the same criss-crossing of cultures as his Flowering Inferno ensemble! The first Ondatropica album had a vibe that was maybe more traditionally Colombian at times ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone burner from 100 Proof Aged In Soul – a group who really take off with this tight second record! The album's a classic from the days when soul music ruled AM radio on both sides of the tracks – and the rest of the album is equally great – packing that tight post-Motown ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a half split top seam.)
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little set from One Way – post disco Detroit dancefloor soul of the first order! There a crisp, tight bubbling sound that's pretty wonderful – and warm in the spots where so many records of the period and cold and mechanical. The tunes bounce along nicely with production from ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally massive set from One Way – a record that has them sounding even better than ever – drawing on all the strengths of the previous few records, and really knocking it out of the park! Although the group's got a great way with a groove, the mellow cuts here are equally nice ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a stain on the bottom right corner.)
A classic from One Way – who're still going strong in the early 80s! The group's ace in the hole was always the great work of Al Hudson – a fearless leader who kept things funky, and who wrote in some great hooks to tracks that give them uncommon strength. Case in point is the classic ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The contemporary soundtrack is alive and well in the hands of an artist like Oneohtrix Point Never – brought back to a new sense of intensity that it hadn't had since the early days of electronic pioneers like John Carpenter and David Lynch! Tracks are mostly spare, but striking – and, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the first truly tuneful moments from Yoko Ono – working here with backing from the Elephants Memory group – on a double-length set that shows a really great range from the singer! Yoko's vocals are fragile and sometimes a bit strained in the traditionally structured song ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album by Yoko Ono, recorded during her most creatively fertile period – following the Approximately Infinite Universe mode of straight up, often catchy and melodic tunefulness in the arrangements – but with a more melancholy and often angrily feminist lyrical approach! The ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty wild work from Yoko Ono – a mixture of straight rock tunes and some very experimental numbers, a few of which sound so much like New York No Wave tunes from a decade later that we have to admit we're pretty darn shocked! In fact, we'd dare say the record's better than anything ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Yoko's stunning Plastic Ono Band LP – utilizing the same incredible group of players from John Lennon's same-titled effort – and an out there masterpiece that could be argued as one of the benchmark noise rock albums of all time! As with John's Plastic Ono Band LP, this one features ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
William Onyeabor —
Tomorrow ... LP Luaka Bop, 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
The sound of tomorrow, circa 1979 – as Afro groove pioneer William Onyeabor works his magic on a host of extended tracks – finding a way for earlier funk modes to move into leaner styles for the 80s! The music here has plenty of keyboards and basslines, but is maybe less totally ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the 2 great LPs of fusion that the South American group Opa cut for Fantasy during the 70's. The record was recorded in the Fantasy studios, and it's a great mix of Brazilian jazz styles and candombe, the Uruguayan carnival rhythm, with the west coast fusion sound that the label was doing ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & a small split on the top seam.)
One of the coolest church rock albums you'll ever hope to hear – and one that's sung completely in German, which maybe obscures the religious nature of the lyrics, and helps you focus on the totally wonderful sound of the instrumentation! The album's from the early 70s, but it's maybe got ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies, includes download – and booklet of notes!)
A stunning album from Orquesta Harlow – one of their wildest of the 60s, and filled with delights! The record starts with this strange sound of a train pulling into a station, then rolls into a massive boogaloo groove that really sets the pace for the album – hitting hard with some ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw salsa from the streets of Brooklyn – served up here by a very obscure group, but one who work in the best styles of the Fania and Cotique Records scenes of the time! There's a strong Puerto Rican influence on the rhythms at times – very much that new spirit that was emerging with ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou —
Echos Hypnotiques ... LP Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
The second volume of rare Afrofunk from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou from Analog Africa – a killer set of material recorded at EMI Studios in Lagos, Nigeria for the Albarika Store label – impeccable sounding and feverishly played by the group! This one's fairly jaw dropping, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title gets it perfectly right on this sweet little set – as the grooves are raw and stripped down – often just to the core elements of Afro Funk! The music may be the most hard-hitting we've ever heard from this legendary combo – and it's served up beautifully in this well-sel ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime second set of work from Orgasmo Sonore – even hipper than their first, and again a wonderful reworking of soundtrack modes from the Italian scene of the 70s! Compositions here are by Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Piero Piccioni, and others – but the group makes the music ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first groups to bring back the sound of the classic Italian scene of the 70s – and still one of the best! Orgasmo Sonore spent their previous two records working through classic tracks from Italian soundtracks of the 70s – and this time around, they turn their ear towards ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a reference to old sound library sets from the past – and in that territory, there's few folks we'd rather have by our sides than Orgasmo Sonore! The group have already shown us that they can do an incredible job with cinematic styles of the 60s and 70s – and here, they ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Man, Orgone sound deeper here than we ever remember before – working with an even more classic soul groove than on their debut recordings for Ubiquity – even though those were totally great too! Orgone emerge here as way more than just another combo from the funky underground – ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album from Original Flavor, and along with the Jaz, the roots of the Roc A Fella clan. With the Dash brothers holding down the business end of this LP, and Ski fronting the group with a little help from Clark Kent, this middle of the road commercial hip hop album didn't make much of an ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve, with a "Play It, Say It" sticker.)
A beautiful bossa soundtrack from late 60s Italy – somewhat obscure, but easily right up there with some of the better-known classics from the time! The score is awash in bossa-styled rhythms, and features a fair bit of organ, vibes, and piano – often used sparely and spaciously to ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Orquesta Broadway —
Paraiso ... LP Coco, 1981. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Great late work by this famous Latin combo! The album's got a great 70s tipica groove – produced and arranged with the tightness of the best work of the Coco label at the time, a mixture of old and new styles that remains as timeless today as it was when it was recorded. Titles include ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent 70s outing by Orquesta Broadway – grooving hard in the new charanga groove that helped older acts like them hit a fresh new audience at the time. The album's got some great electric bass driving the group, echoing away darkly under the flute and violin solos – and titles ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with half split seams.)
A great little album of boogaloos and hard Latin tracks – one of the few rare gems on the long-lost Speed label. The set features the work of the Orquesta Olivieri, led by trumpeter Herbie Olivieri, and featuring more trumpet, piano, and percussion, plus lead vocals by Angelo Jiminez and ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare 70s gem from modernist reed giant Anthony Ortega – very different than his other sessions as a leader, but with an equally compelling vibe! The style here has Ortega working with a bit of electricity – provided by vibes and guitar, in a way that creates some slightly funky ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A darkly beautiful score from Riz Ortolani – quite different than some of his better known lighter work of the 60s, and with a really moody undercurrent on most of the set! The instrumentation is nicely offbeat – fuzzy guitar turned down a few notches on the theme – strings tuned ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great little western score from Riz Ortolani – a composer you might know from bigger films of the 60s, and a handful of especially nice action and comedy soundtracks too! Riz seems to be drawing on the latter a bit here – as he mixes the usual western elements with some ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Riz Ortolani —
Maya ... LP MGM, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Dramatic and overblown music to this dramatic and overblown film set in India – starring Jay "Dennis The Menace" North as a white guy who meets up with his famous hunter dad in India, and has to deal with a lot of animals. Despite an exciting looking cover and some interesting ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title alone should hip you to the fact that the score's for a spy spoof film – in this case a practically forgotten comedy starring Laurence Harvey and Lionel Jeffreys. Riz Ortolani's scoring here is pretty much in his straight soundtrack bag – with a range of styles to set the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label mono Masterworks pressing. Cover has a small sticker on one corner and a Demonstration stamp on back.)
Titles include "Pin Up Girls", "Donna Twist", "Jerum Blues", "Rancho Hotel", "Finale Lourdes", and "Baci A Parigi". (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some surface wear and edge wear.)
Os Lobos —
Miragem ... LP Top Tape (Brazil), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A very cool Brazilian rock group from the early 70s – one who step out here with some touches that almost remind us more of French rock from the time than the usual MPB – and some groovy psychedelic modes as well! Arrangements can be full – a mix of strings interlaced with ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An essential collection of rare material from this legendary Brazilian group – and a set that shows the importance they had in the Tropicalia movement beyond their own famous albums! The package brings together key collaborations between Os Mutanes and other key figures in music at the time ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album! This previously unreleased album by Os Mutantes was supposed to be their breakthrough album to an English speaking market – but for years it's only been talked about in hushed whispers, and has only been heard by a lucky few! The record was recorded in Paris in 1970 ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild! This lost Mutantes LP fits in between Mutantes E Seus Cometas and the Mutantes Ao Vivo LP – and like the latter, it's got a very progressive feel! The band has changed membership (Rita Lee's no longer in the group), and it's clear that they've been listening to a lot of Yes – as ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album for Jeffrey Osborne – and a record that showed the world that he could stand proudly on his own away from his old group LTD! The album was actually his second solo outing, but the first to really gel together in that hit-making blend of ballads and catchy mid-tempo pop tunes ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic set by this mighty bluegrass group – one that includes their wonderful "Ruby Are You Mad", plus the originals "Thanks For All The Yesterdays", "Siempre", and "Midnight Angel" – plus a version of Merle Haggard's "The Fighting Side Of ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, and a bit of clear tape on the spine.)
Creepy, cataclysmic sounds from Oscillotron – a set that's very much in keeping with their previous attempts to revive an older style of horror film scoring – but at a level that's maybe even better than before! The music here is sublime – maybe in the best territory of ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird and spooky sounds from Oscillotron – a one-man outfit, but working here in sharply cinematic splendor! The music here takes plenty of cues from the late 70s/early 80s horror generation – with some wonderfully dark keyboard lines that resonate strongly throughout the entire set ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This UK Afro Funk group is slicking things up a bit for this 1973 album – but not in a bad way, because it actually kicks up the groove considerably. In fact, it almost sounds like they've been listening to a bit of War – because the the best tracks on the album have lots of that funky ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice mellow LA funk, played by Lee Oskar with help from a lot of his bandmates in the group War. The sound is similar to some of War's Chicano funk grooves – but with some very nicely punctuated rhythms that have the drums snapping out more than on War's albums from the time. Oskar's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Hazy Osterwald Sextet —
2nd Life ... LP Mabel (Switzerland), Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Upbeat, bright-tinged jazz from the Swiss scene of the 60s – music that's nicely peppy, and which shares a bit with the German easy vibe of the time! The set's got groovers in sort of a pop jazz kind of way that sounds like it was lifted from some groovy Euro soundtrack. Hazy plays trumpet, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fuzzed-up, freaked-out set from The Other Half – a group known as the initial birthing place of guitarist Randy Holden, whose guitar was later such a strong part of the group Blue Cheer! The style here is definitely in the line of Blue Cheer – but perhaps a bit more innocent, as if ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early example of the deep funk explosion in the 90s – the kind of work that laid the ground for the Soul Fire and Daptone labels to come! The set's performed by a tight bunch of modern funkateers who are transforming the field with hardcore, old school, purist funk grooves. The Other ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not the traditional Johnny Otis Show records you might know from Johnny's famous R&B years of the 50s – and instead a totally great record from the start of the 70s that's filled with funk, soul, and blues! The set really shows the way that Otis changed with the times – and the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later set from the great Johnny Otis – but one that still has his group very much alive and well – and working again with Shuggie Otis on guitar, bass, and organ! Jackie Payne sings vocals on a few tracks too – and Johnny and Shuggie handled all the charts. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual overseas issue of one of the coolest earliest albums from the great Johnny Otis – a late 50s set that was issued on Capitol's grittier Dig subsidiary – and which features the full range of the Otis revue, captured surprisingly well! Yes, work for other labels at the time ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early rocking work from the great Johnny Otis – with vocals by Otis, Marie Adams, Mel Williams, Marci Lee, and the whole group! Combo features vibes from Otis, plus Ernie Freeman on piano, Jack Kelson on alto and tenor, Fred Harman on tenor and baritone, Jimmy Nolen on guitar, and Earl ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Otis Junior & Dr Dundiff —
Hemispheres ... LP Jakarta (Germany), 2017. New Copy ...
A duo who really take the hemispheres in their title seriously – as lyrics and vocals are all by Otis Junior, and the album's spare rhythms and instrumentation are from Dr Dundee! Otis is a hell of a frontman – as he's got this laidback, raspy style that really fits the open, honest ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Out Of The Blue —
OTB ... LP Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ...
One of the greatest discoveries of mid 80s Blue Note – a key group filled with bold young players who'd really go onto make some big waves in jazz for years to come! The musicians state their presence strongly right from the start – with just the sort of energy you'd expect from a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The huge creative leap forward for Outkast – and one of the greatest hip hop albums ever! The duo laid some incredible groundwork with the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but this one is really their first (and stunningly, not their last) masterpiece. Timeless and soulful outer space ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album