One of Ron Carter's best from the 70s – a hip and subtle effort recorded for CTI, with a small group that includes Joe Henderson on tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, and Billy Cobham on drums! Henderson's tenor work dominates the album, and the long tracks really let him snake around mightily ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ron Carter —
Etudes ... LP Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A warmly acoustic set from Ron Carter – an early 80s album for Elektra that continues the great run of work as a leader he first began in the 70s! The format here is quite laidback and unassuming – a piano-less group that has Ron's work on bass right out front in the mix – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album by Ron Carter – and quite rare, too! The record features a group that's got a nice 70s modal soul jazz sound – with players that include Herbie Hancock on acoustic and electric piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Sam Brown on guitar, and both Billy Cobham and Grady Tate on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a small stain, and partially removed promo sticker.)
Moody, moody stuff from Ron – who's really opening up his scope on this album, one cut during his strong emergence as an arranger/composer with a bent for pushing the bass way past its traditional jazz role. The record features Carter on a variety of basses, and features different groupings ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic album of short funky Chicago soul dance tracks, recorded for Mar V Lus as the follow-up to Alvin's huge "Twine Time" single. Most of the cuts on here have the same sort of groove, and most of them were written by either Andre Williams or Monk Higgins, with the kind of hard ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: any sound quality issues are a result of poor master tapes, as noted above.)
Johnny's first LP for Columbia! His terse, spare Sun style is still in evidence here with a slightly more crisp and polished sound, but no less powerful thanks to that famous wobbly baritone. Johnny would soon start stretching out good and wide thanks to the full creative freedom Columbia ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest mid 60s Columbia albums by Cash! Orange Blossom Special is probably the most successful of Johnny's LPs in which he balances the profound influence of Bob Dylan with his own rough hewn style for something wholly unique. Cash covers 3 of Dylan's tunes on Orange Blossom, "It ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Johnny Cash – titles that include "Luther's Boogie", "The Ways Of A Woman In Love", "You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven", "Guess Things Happen That Way", and "Thanks A Lot". (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Probably Jimmy's second best album of the 70s – one with many of the same elements as his legendary It's Just Begun record. The band is grooving hard – with plenty of heavy conga, fuzzed out guitar, and trippy grooves that serve as a perfect foil for Jimmy's super-dope sense of humor. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really compelling second set from Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys – and quite different than the first! On their Polydor debut, the group had Jimi Hendrix at the production helm – but this time they're taking things on their own, with a feel that's nicely loose and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pastiche of ambient electronics, earthy elements, and aural atmosphere from Caural – a record that defies any clear categorization and often pretty pleasing to adventurous ears! Tracks include "All These Todays Just Melt Into Tomorrows", "Stick To Modeling", "Campho ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard rocking late 60s work with a bit of a bluesy touch – a lot heavier sounding than you'd expect from the title! Some of the tunes are slow and plodding, led by a stepping electric bass – and a few others break out with a bit more horn flourishes that add a nice element. Titles ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet acoustic swing from the Central Park Sheiks – a strange combo that mix together folk, country, and jazz influences in a gently swaying sound! The style is one that flourished strongly in the 70s, but which has roots that go back many years before – kind of a hip recasting of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cerrone's hitting a real 80s groove here – going for those keyboard lines that kind of go "wheeet", layed out over some heavily processed drums, all coming together in production styles that are perhaps a bit colder than on previous albums. There's actually some nice jazzy riffing ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam & light wear.)
OR ... LP RCA (France), 1970s. Very Good Gatefold ...
A sweet trumpet-led quartet – with some nice Latin rhythms! All tracks are originals, too. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one slight bump in a corner, but is great overall.)
Eugene Chadbourne & John Zorn —
School ... LP Parachute, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Nice one! This is an original pressing of the rare Parachute LP that featured performances by Eugene Chadbourne and John Zorn – sometimes in duets, sometimes in other groupings with players like Henry Kaiser, LaDonna Smith, Davey Williams, and Bruce Ackley. Titles include "Duet", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chairmen Of The Board —
In Session ... LP Invictus, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ...
A killer album by the Chairmen of the Board! The record's their second – and although the "In Session" title, photos on the front, and liner notes all make it appear to be a live album, it's actually a studio session, with the same great Holland-Dozier-Holland production as the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has split seams held with wide clear tape and some stains. Label has an old price sticker.)
A 2LP set of work by The Chambers Brothers – one studio disc, and one live one, recorded at the height of their fame before a very lively audience! Disc one features Love Peace & Happiness – a set that features a number of original tracks, played with a harder soul feel than some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splitting.)
Gary Chandler —
Outlook ... LP Eastbound, 1972. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Massively funky! This is one of the great lost records on the Eastbound label, the rare jazz subsidiary of Westbound. Gary Chandler's an excellent funky trumpeter in the best Prestige funk vein, and he plays with Idris Muhammad, Harold Ousley, Ceasar Frazier, Cornell Dupree, and Buddy Caldwell on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet soul classic from the young Gene Chandler! The record is built around Gene's hit "Duke Of Earl" – and it features Gene in a ridiculous looking "Duke" costume on the cover – but the record's a great one overall, and features some excellent late-night soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful bit of harmony soul from the east coast – a record with exactly the kind of fragile emotion and personal depth you might guess from the cover! Change Of Pace are a group with a sound that's a bit like some of their contemporaries on the scene – but they've also got a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features smoking work from David Newman on tenor and Hank Crawford on baritone – plus a bit of trumpet from Marcus Belgrave! Titles include "Frenesi", "Drown In My Own Tears", "Tell The Truth", "The Right Time", "What'd I Say", and "The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A righteous early 70s set from Ray Charles – and a record with a much deeper vibe than you might guess from the image of Ray and some kids on the cover! Arrangements were handled by Quincy Jones, Sid Feller, and Mike Post – and the record is kind of a 70s take on the fuller modes that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Rhino pressing, in an alternate cover, with a cutout notch.)
A great live album, with a definite jazzy feel – thanks to work from David Newman on tenor sax and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet! Titles include "The Right Time", "I Got A Woman", "Blues Waltz", "Hot Rod", "Sherry", and "Talkin Bout ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A full 12" LP that combines two earlier sessions by Teddy Charles – some of his best early 50s modernist work, proof that he was one of the standout talents of the postwar years on vibes! The first session features two long tracks – "Evolution" and "Free" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great vibes from the legendary Teddy Charles – a set that brings together some of his best early moments for Prestige Records! This full set combines two earlier 10" sessions recorded by Charles – both done in LA in 1953, in small group formations with Shorty Rogers on trumpet, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Everybody's favorite "cuchi-cuchi" girl shows her musical side in this trashed-out Salsoul set from the end of the 70s! Charo, apart from being well-built, sensual, and not ashamed to show it, is also a pretty decent guitarist, in a Spanish/flamenco mode. She plays a bit on the album ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)
The debut album from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)
A seminal set from Cheap Trick – a group who had already cut some excellent studio albums before this one, but who somehow finally reached huge fame in the mainstream with this classic concert release! The album is one of the greatest, most iconic live rock records of its era – in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sort of a throwaway album of tracks designed to accompany the throwaway film of the same name – but also a pretty decent compilation of tracks by artists on the Cameo/Parkway label that features a few groovers by some of the label's soul artists. Titles include "The Fly", "Smas ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ava Cherry —
Ripe ... LP Curtom/RSO, 1980. Very Good ...
One of the best Curtom dancefloor projects from the label's later disco years – an all-out clubby set from vocalist Ava Cherry, recorded both at Curtom and Sigma Sound! Unlike other Curtom disco efforts, which almost seem to carry an apology for taking a straighter singer onto the dancefloor ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late, straight side from Cherry, and a nice one at that! Cherry's joined by West Coast jazz men from his past James Clay, Charlie Haden And Billy Higgins, for a nice set with standards intermingled with the group's own tunes and a couple of Ornette numbers, too. The readings are crisp yet ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing half about The Chi-Lites at all – as the group were always tremendous during their famous run at Brunswick Records – able to come across perfectly on mellow ballads and more upbeat numbers! This set is a wonderful illustration of the really unique Chicago-based approach that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Perhaps the most heavenly of all the Chi-Lites albums, with soaring harmonies leaping all over beautiful Chicago soul production, and loads of great heartbreaking stories unfolding as the whole thing spins away! A true masterpiece from the Chicago scene – and filled with loads of wonderful ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive set from the legendary Chic – and a set that has the dancefloor combo coming down perfectly throughout! Riffing Nile Rodgers guitars really make the tunes cook – as does the superb production – and although the record played plenty in discos and radios of the mainstream ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most important early groups – filled with work from jazz legends who include Benny Carter, Rex Stewart, Fats Waller, Don Redman, Teddy Wilson, and Coleman Hawkins! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A real mindblower from Chocolate Milk – and a record that really shows the evolution of the sound of New Orleans funk since the 60s! Back in that decade, the groove was being carved out by The Meters with Allen Toussaint – but here, Toussaint's working with his new favorites, Chocolate ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy set of short vibes-based instrumentals – played by Chicago jazzman Bobby Christian, a great player who did a fair bit of studio work in the city (including some for the Gus Giordano dance studio series), but who rarely ever got to record much on his own. The cuts are all short ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal early work from guitarist Charlie Christian – tracks that really preface the development of bop in the 40s – recorded at the birthplace of that movement, the legendary Minton's Playhouse in Harlem! Christian's sense of tone and timing is amazing – even sharper and bolder ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy percussion from Christian Prommer – who's really stepping out in some great new directions since his first Drumlesson set! As before, Prommer plays a whole bunch of cool rhythm patterns – mostly using acoustic drums and percussion, but also mixing in some electric lines too ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pete Christlieb/Warne Marsh —
Apogee ... LP Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ...
A brilliant set of post-post-post Konitz jazz – a late 70s Warne Marsh session, produced by Donald Fagan and Walter Becker of Steely Dan! Despite the smooth jazz feeling of Becker & Fagan's own work, the pair are completely respectful to Marsh and his twin-tenor frontman Pete Christlieb ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent vocal set – one that finds June taking on a number of Broadway tunes, a soundtrack song or two, and other great tunes of the early-to-mid 60s with some strains of samba and other Latin inspired sounds – with her lovely vocals shining brightly or in a sultry coo, depending ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)
Chubb Rock —
Mind ... LP Select, 1997. Sealed ...
Chubb's 6th album, with production by KRS-One, Easy Mo Bee, and others. Songs include "Reputation" featuring KRS, "Beef" featuring PMD and Das EFX, "Games We Play", "I Will Survive", "East vs West", and "Clear The Decks". 13 tracks deep. (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
A genius idea – almost like the World Sax Quartet, but even more groundbreaking, in that the group unites 2 older players (Alvin Batiste and Jimmy Hamilton) with 2 younger players from the forefront of modern jazz (John Carter and David Murray). The result is wonderful – a record that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groundbreaking ensemble – akin to the World Saxophone Quartet, and no doubt inspired by their experiments at the same time. The difference, though, is the range of experience of the players – as the group features David Murray, Jimmy Hamilton, Alvin Batiste, and John Carter, all ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a number of excellent sessions recorded by pianist Curtis Clark in the Netherlands during the 80s – this one, a quintet side that features work by cellist Ernst Reyseger, plus alto by Michael Moore, drums by Don Mumford, and bass by Ernst Glerum. Moore's alto really adds a lot to the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever recorded by pianist Curtis Clark – a stunning trio session that features Sonship Theus on drums and Roberto Miranda on bass. The feel here is as free as it is driving, modal, and soulful – a rich expression of Clark's ideals, in a style that draws on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty amazing effort from country rock progenitor Gene Clark! This one blends breezy songcraft that's not too far off from his previous couple of great solo albums – rustic harmonies and memorable lyricism flavored by acoustic guitars – with far more deft studio touches such as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album