One of the most righteous albums ever from Archie Shepp – a beautiful late Impulse set of grooves, and a record that matches the genius of Attica Blues! Shepp's working with a losse collective of players that includes Charles Greenlee, Harold Mabern, and Beaver Harris – plus vocalists ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a center split top seam.)
A real turning point in the career of Gene Ammons – a record that almost returns Ammons to his earthier roots, and in the process helps build up a whole new sound in soul jazz for the 60s! The "Jug" nickname in the title is kind of a joking way to help Ammons stand alongside "M ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last great albums that Rudd played on before going into retirement! The group features Rudd on trombone, Enrico Rava on trumpet, Dve Burrell on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Harold White on drums – and the overall feel is similar to some of the best ESP work of the 60s. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut out notch, some ringwear and a promo stamp on the back.)
Groovy trio set, with a organ/guitar/drums lineup playing through a batch of soul hits like "Uptight" and "Wade in the Water", plus "Wee Dot", and a few pop hits. More groovy organ lines from Patterson, who's the main star here, and a surprisingly nice version of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive early Prestige set from tenorist Willis Jackson – and just the kind of record that set him firmly in the soul jazz camp for the 60s! By the time of the set, Jackson had already won plenty of fame for his R&B-tinged work – but here, he stretches out a bit more, and really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 60s collection that brings together some of Chico's best early work for Pacific Jazz – including his groundbreaking Quintet, a group that completely redefined the sound of jazz on the west coast! The album's filled with playful tracks that feature Chico's unique rhythms next to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic of spiritual, soulful jazz – and one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums! The set was recorded in New York after a few free and festive years in Paris, and it's an amazing about-face that has Archie stepping into a world of righteous, full-on, political, and funky themes – the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album ever on the Cadence Records label – and a doozy of a date that set the tone for greatness to come! Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah takes off wonderfully here – working with a sextet that includes Vincent Chaney on french horn, Chico Freeman on tenor and flute, Muneer Abdul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Beck —
Beck ... LP Kudu, 1975. Near Mint- ...
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A great little Kudu set from guitarist Joe Beck – a player who's sounding a lot tighter here than some of his odd psychedelic experiments of the 60s – but still pretty darn great overall! The style is smooth, as you'd expect from Kudu, but Joe's still got plenty of edges in his guitar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly nice solo set – with the classic "Rough Boys", plus "Cat's In The Cupboard", "Let My Love Open The Door", "Jools & Jim", "A Little Is Enough", and "I Am An Animal". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful late work by Coleman Hawkins – a player who was very much "at ease" with himself at the time, and opened up tremendously on albums like this. The format is beautiful – simple small group backings by Tommy Flanagan, Wendell Marshall, and Osie Johnson – with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear and an index sticker down the top half of the spine.)
A double-length disco fantasy from Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder – both very much at the A double-length, 4 act disco fantasy from Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder – both very much at the height of their powers here – and able to keep up enough energy to make it through what ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an index sticker down the bottom half of the spine.)
A classic album featuring music from The Sound Of Jazz – the legendary 1957 TV show that brought together some of the greatest talents then working in jazz! Unusual for TV, the show really seemed to capture the players at their best – and recorded some tremendous live performances that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album that has Stitt playing with moody string arrangements by Ralph Burns. This sort of album became one of the Verve trademarks after the success of the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but this Stitt LP gives the sound a whole new twist, thanks largely to Burns' ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original tri-color stereo pressing with deep groove.)
A stunner from Kenny Burrell – one of his most sophisticated and soulful sessions of the 60s! Kenny's working here with the ultra-cool arranger Johnny Pate – best known for his work with Curtis Mayfield, and his 70s soundtrack fame – but a heck of a creative talent when it comes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has a promo sticker in the top right.)
One of a few albums released in the US by the famous French pianist Martial Solal – a player who'd made a bit of a splash in the early 60s, when he was making a few appearances in America. This album presents a Solal that's more straightforward, more traditional than on later, more avant ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally totally cool LP that has this groovy group playing with Oliver Nelson – who plays soprano on most tracks. The sound is very groovy, and very Now Sound, with a female vocal duet, and mod swingin' jazzy lyrics. The LP's got a nice version of "My Favorite Things", a cool ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not "blues" like you might expect from the title – but a hip batch of tracks that has Kenny soloing over arrangements by Don Sebesky, playing in a warmly chromatic mode that's similar to the work that Wes Montgomery also cut with Sebesky. The tracks all have a nicely angular ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groovy groovy soundtrack from Johnny Williams – scored for a goofy heist film starring Natalie Wood, and featuring a wonderful blend of jazzy, bossa, and harmony-styled tunes! The whole thing's extremely lively – and although Williams is working with a larger orchestra on most of the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a sticker remnant. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Three Degrees —
Gold ... LP Epic (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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A great Bear Family collection of Bob Wills' work for MGM records – post Tommy Duncan, but still pretty darn wonderful! Includes 7 unreleased tracks – and 53 more that appear on LP for the first time ever! (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book. Box has some very light wear, but is quite nice overall.)
Staple Singers —
Pray On ... LP Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Rootsy material recorded for Epic in the 60s, before the group went over to Stax and started cutting secular soul! These sides are much more in a traditional gospel quartet mode – but the group's powerful vocals and strongly soulful approach makes the tracks rock with the strength of some of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool little album from Joe Beck – very different than most of his other work! Although Beck's best known for his guitar work on funky 70s jazz records, this early album has him working in a mixture of rock, jazz, and folk styles – all cast in the hipster mode of Verve's Forecast ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout holes. Vinyl has cosmetic sleeve marks that do not affect play.)
Donal Leace was one of a few hip soul acts that Roberta Flack brought to Atlantic during her strongest period with the label – and he's a soulful folk singer whose work reminds us of certain folksy moments on Flack's first few albums. There's less of a Terry Callier sound than a Tim Hardin ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and some surface wear.)
Great work from one of the most under-rated tenor players of the 60s! Jimmy Forrest was an excellent player who made only a handful of recordings at the time – but he blows with a deep confidence that should have made him one of the biggest new stars on the scene. This set's one of Jimmy's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a strip of tape on the spine and light wear.)
One of the beautiful records from Lou's late 60's years at Capitol, and one of the ones he made with the great team of H.B. Barnum and David Axelrod. As usual, Barnum turns out some fantastically swinging soul arrangements – and Axelrod's procduction ensures that things are nice and tight, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful 70s work from Gabor Szabo – a record that has him picking up a bit more of a soulful undercurrent, while still keeping all his great guitar work nicely upfront! The album has Gabor recording at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios – with help from Philly soul arrangers Richie ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great soundtrack for a really stupid movie – featuring an amazing theme song! The soundtrack features some incredibly subdued work from Blood Sweat & Tears – playing in a laidback and jazzy mode that's like the best of Quincy Jones or Dave Grusin electric soundtrack of the time! ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)
This is the band's hardest funkiest album, and features the amazing breakbeat cut "Dirty Feet", which starts with hard drums, and comes in with off-kilter guitar, in a very Tribe Called Quest-y sort of way! We don't know if this has been sampled by anyone, but man oh man, it should be! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(American pressing on Elephant/General Recording Corporation.)
Small combo solo work from alto saxophonist Bobby Smith, who was also a key member of the Erskine Hawkins group! The set features rare 78rpm singles for the Apollo and Ruby labels – and other players include Sam Taylor and Julian Dash on tenor, Haywood Henry on baritone, and Bobby Johnson on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stephane Grappelli —
Satin Doll ... LP Vanguard, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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Great later French material – with Hammond from Eddy Louiss and guitar from Jimmy Gourley – plus Marc Hemmeler on piano, Guy Pedersen on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Really beautiful music from the great John Martyn – a set from that very special time when he was moving past his straighter folk roots, and setting himself apart from so many of his contemporaries. There's a warmth and jazzy phrasing here that's wonderful, and the special blend of styles is ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s US pressing – Island/Capitol – with heavy inner sleeve!)
A great set from Rebbie Jackson – a batch of 80s groovers that's way different than work from siblings Michael or Janet – and done with a percolating sort of vibe that's quite different from some of the core projects of the rest of the Jacksons universe! Wayne Henderson handled most of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
William Bell —
Passion ... LP WRC, 1985. Very Good+ ...
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An obscure jazzy stepper from Chicago! The album was cut for the tiny Windsong label in the mid 80s – and it's a great mix of mellow soul with jazzier undercurrents – all served up with a very classy approach, in keeping with some of the hipper sides of sophisticated soul at the time! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great package – with a dozen Rolling Stones albums on sweet import vinyl! Includes the albums The Rolling Stones, Around & Around, The Rolling Stones No 2, Out Of Our Heads, After Math, Got Live If You Want It, Between The Buttons, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggars Banquet, Let ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet, five portraits, and discography – which have some light aging. Two of the records have red Decca labels, the rest have yellow and green Decca/Nova labels.)
Includes the albums The First Recordings, Five Live Yardbirds, Sonny Boy Williamson With The Yardbirds, For Your Love, Having A Rave Up, and two more records of rarities! Great booklet, too! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Box and book have some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall. One of the rarities records has a few light sleeve marks, but the rest are NM-.)
The second of two albums by the obscure Glass Prism – and a set that's a lot looser and trippier than the first! This time around, the group turn in all their own songs (their debut featured words by Edgar Allen Poe) – and they really turn up the fuzz on the guitar, and mix it nicely ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harry Belafonte sings of love – working through a sweet array of late 60s ballads, all set to nicely sophisticated arrangements from the great Marty Manning! The vibe here is a bit different than the island sounds of Belafonte's roots – but his deep vocals really do a nice job on these ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A somewhat obscure disco set, but one that's got some key talents helping out singer Beverly Johnson! Two tracks feature Osibisa as the backing group – working in an upbeat, funky mode that's plenty great – and a bit different than the usual Buddah disco groove – and most of the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker, a name in pen, and a cut corner.)
The sound of Gerry Mulligan in the early 60s – and one of the best records by his larger than usual Concert Jazz Band! Given Gerry's piano-less experiments of the 50s, it's surprising to actually have him as the pianist on this session – hitting the keys with a nice light touch, so ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Back cover has light aging.)
Dizzy Gillespie/Mary Lou Williams/Bobby Hackett —
Giants ... LP Perception, 1971. Very Good+ ...
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A nice little live set from the early 70s – recorded at the Overseas Press Club in New York, and featuring the unlikely meeting of Mary Lou Williams on piano with Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Hackett on trumpets. The trio are supported by rhythm from the team of George Duvivier on bass and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hilarious! Always one to try to prove that he wasn't just a stodgy uptowner, Leonard Bernstein cut this album as a "guide to jazz" – featuring narration by Mr. B himself, plus playing by Miles Davis, Buck Clayton, Teo Macero, and Louis Armstrong. The record traces the evolution of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Insanely wonderful Latin soul album recorded by Frank Owens that has the surprising (and goofy) bonus of being a Latiny rendition of the hit musical Oliver! Don't be put off by that cockney musical aspect of the source material, though – because the sound here is great New York Latin Soul, ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a name in pen, and some aging on the back.)
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Michael Jackson —
Thriller ... LP Epic, 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great albums from Van Morrison during that incredible peak period – and a record that stands out as a less emotionally fraught effort after the heavy mood of Astral Weeks and the super far-reaching Moondance albums. Here Van concentrates a bit more on his love of R&B, but ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a name in pen, a split bottom seam, and some surface wear.)
A split album – one side live, one in the studio – one that features guest work from Graham Nash, Spencer Davis, and Rita Coolidge – on titles that include "Pearly Queen", "Just A Song", "To Be Free", "Headkeeper", "World IN ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Van Morrison —
Moondance ... LP Warner, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
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Maybe the greatest album ever from Van Morrison – and a set that broke into a whole new side of his talents! Van's producing himself on the record – not really in the conventional role as a producer, but in a way that has him really writing most of the album as he goes along in the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing. Cover has light surface wear, and some wrinkles inside the gatefold.)
Joni Mitchell —
Blue ... LP Reprise, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ...
A peak album for Joni and genuinely one of the greatest singer-singwriter albums of the 70s, if not ever, all the greater for the intimacy of the songs and beauty of her voice! Perfect isn't a word you want to throw around too often, but Joni Mitchell's Blue might be one of the rare perfect albums. ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has split seams and heavy surface wear.)
Tommy ... LP Decca, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
An amazing moment from The Who – and from the UK rock scene in general – as Tommy is one of the most fully-conceived concept albums ever recorded – a masterful effort that's still pretty hard to match all these many years later! Pete Townshend really knocked it out of the park ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later Decca pressing. Includes booklet. Cover has a bumped corner and some light wear.)
Older standards, souped up nicely by Manny Albam – played by a group with Bob Brookmeyer and Eddie Bert on trombones, Ernie Royal and Joe Newman on trumpets, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Ted Sommer on bongos! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
The Beatles at their late best – on 1968's self-titled set – now immortalized as The White Album! The White Album capped offed a period of intense creativity for the band with a double that's as freewheeling as anything they'd ever release. It's got raw rockers with wry lyricism, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Capitol pressing. Cover has a mostly split top seam and some surface wear.)
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Hamiet Bluiett —
Ebu ... LP Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ...
Deeply soulful work from Hamiet Bluiett – a set that's a bit more inside than some of his other work, but still with a great sort of edge overall! There's a hip swing to most numbers here – thanks to a mostly-inside rhythm trio that features John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John McLaughlin's the only one pictured on the front cover, but the album's definitely still a highly-collaborative effort from the Shakti group – one that's awash in sounds and styles from Indian music! L Shankhar's violin is used almost as strongly as McLaughlin's guitar – with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's an apt one, as the session features spare, unaccompanied duets between guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Ron Carter – done at a time when both players were stepping into some of their warmest, most sensitive years. Hall's especially great here – and even though he had already ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
End ... LP Island, 1974. Near Mint- ...
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One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light surface wear.)
A jazz rock masterpiece from Colosseum – the kind of record that the British scene could do far far better than any American group at the time! The set is a sweet blend of late beat group grooving – using the heavy R&B-influenced guitar and organ styles of earlier years, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Timmons at the height of his powers – recorded live at the Village Vanguard, with a trio that includes Ron Carter on bass and Albert Heath on drums! The tracks are a bit longer than on some of Bobby's trio studio sides for Riverside – nicely swinging, with some killer piano work ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Cover has some wear on the bottom seam, but looks pretty nice overall.)
A masterful album from Billy Cobham – and maybe the best 70s record to really demonstrate the unique place he found for himself in 70s fusion! The album soars with a sound that really lives up to its cover image – but it's also not the heavy-jamming affair of some of Billy's more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, AB etch. Cover has light wear and a price sticker remnant.)