Akinyele keeps up the potty-mouthed sex raps that put him on the map first go 'round, but this LP's only got 2 beats by Large Pro (plus one by Lord Finesse, and one by Buckwild), which is what made the first album worthwhile. But it does have the huge hit "Put It In Your Mouth", plus ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Out of print. CD case and barcode have a cutout hole.)
An early masterpiece from the team of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin – big band tracks written and arranged by Toshiko, and played to perfection by a group that includes Bobby Shew, Don Rader, Mike Price, Dick Spencer, and the great Gary Foster. Titles include "Since Perry", ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Vick's definitely chosen the title on this one well – as the set's got a great style that takes an older southern soul mode, and updates it a bit with a few modern R&B touches! Vick's vocal modes and themes recall those of an earlier Malaco generation – but the overall production ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
No looking back for Ebony Alleyne – at least not after a great album like this! The set's got a really unique feel – a full sound that's almost a return to London soul of many years back – with some of the jazzier touches of the Sade/Swing Out Sister era, but a more contemporary ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A lost album from Alzo – best known as one half of the Latin/folk/free soul duet Alzo & Udine – but sounding equally great on his own! The tracks are from sessions that Alzo recorded with arranger/producer Bob Dorough (who cut some of his own great work at the time) – and ... (Soul) read moreCD
A beautiful little samba harmony group – one with a sound that recalls the best groups of the genre from late 60s Brazil! Arranco De Varsovia blend together male and female voices in a wonderfully warm sort of way – recalling the work of Conjunto Sambacana with their lively approach to ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The songbird that keeps The Inc afloat returns! This third full length is once again produced by the Inc staff of 7 Aurlelius, Chink Santana and features appearances by Ja Rule and TI. Tracks include "Still Down" feat TI, "Only U", "Focus", "Don't Let Them" ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bana Maquis —
Leila ... CD Dakar Sound (Netherlands), 1990s. Used ...
Rousing soukous from Tanzania! Throughout east Africa Congolese rumba remains a major force, Dar Es Salaam, in particular, has long been a hotbed for those Cuban-tinged sounds and the great Bana Maquis represents one of the best contemporary exponents of the tradition. Singer and band leader ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Banda Cheiro De Amor —
Bahia ... CD Polydor (Brazil), 1992. Used ...
Banda Cheiro De Amor —
E O Ouro ... CD Polygram (Brazil), 1991. Used ...
The return of a legend – and one of the best new recordings we've heard from Jorge Ben in years! The set's got a funky soulful sound that owes a lot to his best 70s work, but which is updated a bit with some 21st century production touches – not too much, though, so that it comes out ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the best Eddie Bert albums of the 50s – an excellent set that captures the trombonist in 2 different modes! One half of the set features the cool side of Eddie's work – and has him blowing in quartet with Joe Puma on guitar, Clyde Lombari on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet 70s funk from drummer James Black! The tunes were recorded in New Orleans, but have a bass-heavy groove that sounds a lot more like New York funk of the early 70s – tightly grooving with lots of rhythmic interplay, and a nice dose of spacey soul! About half the cuts have vocals – ... (Soul) read moreCD
An amazing achievement for Ruben Blades – a full suite of tracks conceived and composed by Ruben as a "disco drama" on wax! The work isn't the disco-styled album you might think from this description – and is more of a mini-opera or concept album by Blades, one that features ... (Latin) read moreCD
Keyboardist Wil Blades always gets our attention – but here he somehow sounds even better than before – working in a sweet funky trio with a deeply soulful feel, and maybe some of the funkiest guitar we've ever heard from the great Jeff Parker! Parker's probably best known for some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD