Hard to find underground Chicago hip hop, with a b-side produced by Andy C. (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Acid Man ... LP House Nation Trax (Canada), 2017. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Neo classic house from Acidone – a Toronto figure with deep love for classic house and the acid house you'd expect from his moniker and the album title – and really delivers a double platter of solid grooves here! Includes "Go Jack!", "Just House (No Acid In Da ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album from this Air Force group – with some nice 70s touches! Reedman Roger Hogan handles arrangements and a few compositions – and the set also features Ronnie Wells on vocals on two tracks! Titles include nice arrangements of the Stevie Wonder tunes "Superstition" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Tony Aless – an unsung hero of the big band years, especially in the Woody Herman group – and a great arranger too! This set's an all-original outing – a suite of tracks dedicated to Long Island, and played by a very hip group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pop soul from the Alessi brothers – bright, upbeat and glossy groovers that sound sweeter that we would have imagined all these years – with tight songcraft, hooks you can't shake if you try, and played by some all star musicians - Larry Carlton, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Lenny Castro and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice one from Barcelona's Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – with some righteous, timeless original tunes by the group – plus some stylistic boundary-busting collaborations with remix producers! The straighter Afrobeat numbers are pretty great – inspired by the legends of the style, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amanda Ambrose —
Amanda ... LP Dunwich, 1967. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Early work by Amanda Ambrose – Chicago-based singer who sang in a variety of styles that approached work by folk/soul/jazz singers like Oscar Brown Jr. and Nina Simone. This rare Dunwich album was recorded live at Chicago's Mother Blues nightclub, and it features Ambrose running through ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the warmest records we've heard in years from Arnaldo Antunes – a set that no doubt gets some of its feel from the acoustic MTV setting of the performance – but one that also has a softer side of Antunes' songwriting as well! There's a wonderfully subtle vibe to the record ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Great 50s material from Louis Armstrong – 4 vintage albums recorded for Columbia Records, packaged up in a single box, but with cool individual record-style sleeves! The material is Armstrong at his best comeback stretch – and most of these sets recall the classic sound of his early ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Hugues Aufray —
Caravane ... LP Atlantic (France), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
This guy's pretty darn great! Balduin combines older jazzy samples and bits of electronica – into tracks that retain all the warmth and soul of classic jazz, but which infuses it with all of the fresh electric energy of work on labels like Compost or some of the groovier French imprints of ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Lost funk rock from Ballin'Jack – the rare self-titled set for Columbia that's arguably best remembered for being so massively sampled – but the group that deserves a more widely-credited legacy! The sound is a bit like Mandrill on the best cuts, with the band going hard on the funky ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We love this record! Although Gato Barbieri has put out a few snoozers in his career, this amazing first chapter of his Latin venture for Impulse is an incredible record throughout – one of the greatest Impulse sessions of the 70s! Gato returns to his native Argentina for the session – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)
Sid Bass runs through a bunch of moogy versions of tunes in the "Spanish" idiom – either traditional favorites, or more modern pop Latin tracks – with plenty of fast-type moogy work, designed to approximate (we think) a Spanish guitar sort of approach! Cuts include "Grana ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a bit of peeling along the top seam and opening.)
A real oddity – a soundtrack on Vee Jay records, the label best known for their groundbreaking work in soul, blues, and jazz. Even stranger, the score is for a schlocky Vincent Price film, based on a Jules Verne story – written by Les Baxter, in the flowery style he used for some of ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)
A dreamy exploration of south sea ideals from the great Les Baxter – a set that's got a more lightly drifting quality than some of his more percussive exotica albums, and which is awash in dreamy soundscapes penned by Les himself! The orchestrations are large and bold throughout – ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has some wear with minor splitting.)
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild stuff – a soundtrack made up of a number of different avant classical pieces, designed to accompany the film The Female Prisoner. Boulez directs Webern's "Five Pieces For Orchestra OP 10", and Leonard Bernstein directs Mahler's "Third Movement from Symphony No 4". ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, but with splitting on the spine and a cutout notch.)
Smooth righteous soul from Brooklyn-based singer Karen Bernod – done here in a great blend of styles that mixes a sweet modern approach with bits of older jazz elements, giving the set strong crossover appeal without losing any of the positive energy that inspires the music. The keyboards ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A strange melange of tracks that we barely remember from the film! Elmer Bernstein handled the overall production and orchestrations – and the tunes are a mix of mellow vocal numbers and some disco ones, with snippets of dialogue thrown into the mix to help you locate yourself in the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)
A mid 60s album by Berry, and unlike a lot of other Chess full lengths at the time, this set features more new tunes than those pulled from 45s. 12 tracks in all, including "It Wasn't Me", "Run, Joe", "Every Day We Rock & Roll", "One For My Baby (And One For ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full album featuring the incredible voice of Janis Joplin, as the singer of Big Brother & The Holding Company! Even at this early point, it's clear that there's some really incredible things happening with this band. Originally released on Mainstream, the production is a bit thin ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly the greatest moment of genius ever from Black Sabbath – and a genre-changing record that influenced generations! The group are at their lean, raw best here – free from any cliches at all, and working in an incredibly heady brew of fuzzy guitar, romping bass, and dark ... (Rock) read moreCD
An excellent single, featuring one of the group's best late tracks! "We Go A Long Way Back" is a smooth modern soul stepper – with a compressed harmony hook that's great, and a warm soul feel that's a lot more 70s sounding than some of the band's other output at the time! (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album