A beautiful mixing of modes – Jim Capaldi's Traffic-bred, London-styled vocals, and the sweet southern soul grooves of Muscle Shoals – all wrapped together with a sound that's even tighter than Capaldi's debut album! Jim's a big edgier here overall – both in the way he delivers ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever cut by jazz vocalist Betty Carter! Why? Well, because the session's got a tight stripped-down feel – but not as stripped down as some of Carter's mellower records – and it's also one of the first to show her in the straight jazz setting that would become ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the stars of the hit 70s show Good Times takes a crack at the same crossover TV/soul market that was being exploited by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs of Welcome Back Kotter and Kim Fields from Facts of Life. Fortunately, as with most of these efforts, there's some good help instrumentally, so that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
George Cartwright & Michael Lytle —
Red Rope ... CD Cadence, 1997. Used ...
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
(Cover has a cut corner and some creases.)
Paulo Chagas —
Sodoma ... CD Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1993. Used ...
Rhythmical movement is our favorite kind of movement – especially when it's done right, which it definitely is in the hands of Italian soundtrack maestro Stelvio Cipriani – who turns in some wonderful grooves for this rare sound library set! The album's got a funky vibe that matches ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Corner of cover has a very slight bump from shipping – but a very minor issue.)
A trio treasure from the incredible Sonny Clark – a rare non-Blue Note date from the late 50s, and a wonderful illustration of his powers on the piano! The setting is spare, but the sound is never sleepy – as Sonny's working here with Max Roach on drums and George Duvivier on bass ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great post-Curtom work from Linda Clifford – an album that has her nicely shaking off the excesses of the disco years, and going for a warmer, more sophisticated sound! The style here is almost a bit like the Jones Girls at the time – full modern soul, often grooving in a midtempo mode ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After issuing a strangely silly remix project of George Clinton's Capitol work from the early 80s, the folks at EMI have finally corrected their mistake by putting together this straight set of Clinton's jammers for the label – all offered in their original versions! The set's not prime P-Fun ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic funky groovers from Dennis Coffey – with his hard guitar sound gettin' all fuzzy over some loud drums and funky Sussex production! This one's still very much on the "Scorpio" vibe, when the label was keeping things nice and hard – and before Dennis got a bit hooked ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An important album by Nat King Cole – one that presented him in a live format, working in front of a very relaxed crowd at the Sands, expressing himself in a way that's quite different than some of his studio albums. The staid sound of Cole is opened up a bit here in the live set – a ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
We'll be honest with you – we love this stuff! Sure, Ornette made some great recordings for a number of other labels – but as a whole, his Atlantic stuff is some of the greatest modern jazz ever recorded, and no other period of an artist is more worth collecting and having in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, includes original slipcase and book!)
One of Ornette Coleman's most groundbreaking albums – a set that takes his best free jazz energy of the 60s, and expands it out into the space of a longer suite – all originally designed as a film soundtrack, then never used in the movie at all! Yet even without the film placement, the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
"New York is now" – a pretty bold statement from saxophonist Ornette Coleman, but one that definitely shows his shift in role – from a major force on the LA underground of the early 60s, to an artist who was helping pave the way for a huge wave of growth on the New York ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Vinyl has a small edge chip, otherwise NM-.)
A really unique chapter in the career of Ornette Coleman – an album that he produced by himself in 1962, away from any other label – as an effort to showcase the newly freer sounds of his music! The recording's the first in a really groundbreaking stretch for the 60s – and it was ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with a 5th Avenue address – nice and early! In the photo cover.)
A tremendous early album from this west coast tenorist – really breaking out here in a smaller group setting than usual! Coop plays tenor, in a group with Victor Feldman on vibes, Loy Levy on piano, Frank Rosolino on tormbone, and Mel Lewis on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover and labels have Sample stamps.)
A thumping bit of funky – two sides from Les Cooper and his Soul Rockers combo, both produced by Bobby Robinson! There's a feel here that's a lot like Bobby's raw R&B instrumental sides of the early 60s – lots of heavy bass, muddy piano, slurry drums – and a honking tenor sax ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Robert Corff, Gourmet's Delight, Johnny & The Torn —
Gas-s-s-s ... LP Air, 1970. Very Good+ ...
A groovy soundtrack for a Roger Corman film – and one that's filled with some offbeat rock tunes created for the movie! There's kind of an offbeat feel to most of the numbers – tunes that aren't really trying to get on the radio at all, or be hits of any kind – and which more ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a Special Value sticker on front.)
Bill Cosby recalls the days of his youth in a set of classic routines that include "My Brother Russell", "Dogs", "Frogs", "My Father", "My Boy Scout Troup", and "Buck Jones" – all delivered with Fat Albert-era charm! Despite Albert's ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis's first self conscious foray into soul, Get Happy pretty much runs the gamut of soul pop styles of the decade and a half that preceded it – and ultimately comes off as one of the most affectionate albums of Costello's career, and one of the most stomping blue-eyed soul albums of the 80s. ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A compilation of unissued live recordings made by Frith and Coxhill in France. Side one features the extended "Reims", which was recorded in that city in 1981 – and the work's kind of a cold exploration of sounds and gimmicks. Side two, though, is really fantastic – and ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Although billed as a horror soundtrack – with a creepy cover to prove it – this one was also issued on the disco powerhouse Midsong International, and has one full side of disco-styled tunes that all feature vocals! Lor Crane arranged, composed, and produced – and gets his full ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful bit of funky jazz – very subtle, but one not to miss! Harold Danko plays Fender Rhodes in a tight little group that would be right at home with bigger names in the business at the time, particularly some of the funky combos on CTI or Kudu. Danko's drummer, Jimmy Madison, has a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German MPS pressing. Cover has a spot of tape on the spine.)
Michael Davis & Bill Reichenbach —
Bonetown ... CD Whirlybird, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A strange mix of material – but some great work overall! Most of the record features Miles Davis recording with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" (in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Don Alias, James Mtume Foreman, Jack DeJohnette, Jumma Santos and Airto Moreira. Recorded in Vienna November 5, 1971 and San Francisco, October 17, 1970. Titles include "Directions", "Honky Tonk", "Wha ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Spencer Davis Group —
Heavies ... LP United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ...