Titles include "No Money Down", "Mad Lad", "Run Rudolph Run", "Let It Rock", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Go Go Go", "I'm Talking About You", "Jaguar & The Thunderbird", "Guitar Boogie", "The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maria Bethania —
Talisma ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1980. Very Good+ ...
A laid back, pretty record from Maria Bethania. A lot of the tracks were written by Caetano Veloso and he and Gilberto Gil make a guest appearance on the album. Tracks include "Vida Real", "Cansei De Ilusoes", "Pele", "Noite De Um Verao De Sonho", "Amo ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fold-out original insert with lyrics on one side and a poster of Bethania on the other.)
Early work by these MPB greats! Titles include "Samba Em Paz" and "Cavaleiro" by Caetano Veloso, "Sim Foi Voce" and "Eu Vim Da Bahia" by Gal Costa, "Roda" and "Proscissao" by Gilbrto Gil, "Disparada" by Geraldo Vandre, and " ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dharana ... LP Wergo (Germany), 1977. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Early Cilla Black – what a treat! The set is the first Cilla Black album issued in the US – and the tunes are a great blend of American pop tracks and more off-beat numbers – done in that strangely syncopated mode that always provided a perfect counterpoint for Cilla's vocals ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Huge, dark, and heavy – an album of mythical proportions, and that's a lot to say for a mainstream album – especially one that crossed over as big as this one! It would be hard to imagine the modern rock landscape without this album or group, who provided the template for so much music ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later material cut by this great singer from the Soul Children. The tracks are produced by Homer Banks, and still have a very strong sound, even though the style's a bit more modern than Blackfoot's classic work. Writing is by Betty Crutcher, Homer Banks, and Chuck Brooks – and in a way, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blackky (Edward Inyang) —
About Tyme ... LP Premier (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good- ...
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear.)
Art Blakey & Buddy DeFranco —
Blues Bag ... LP Vee Jay/Atlantis (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ...
A real lost treasure – and an incredible session that offers a real meeting of minds that's far more than you'd expect from the simple cover and title! The set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carla Bley at the height of her powers – working in the late 70s to really reinvent the large ensemble after years of experience in the underground – with a style that easily slides between inside and out, searching and swinging – all delivered by just the right sort of lineup! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The earliest work on record from pianist Paul Bley – the Canadian modernist who'd become much better known for his more experimental work in later years, but who's heard here in a slightly straighter trio set! Even at this early point, though, Bley's talents are amazing – sharp-edged ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rene Bloch is probably best known for his work in a straighter Latin vein, but this excellent set from the late 50s has him "rocking" it up a bit with some really heavy sax! The approach is totally great – one that uses heavy Latin percussion on the bottom (played by Mongo ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Andex pressing! Cover has a small sticker stain and a few marks in pen.)
The second bright blast of garage psych grooves from Blues Magoos – their excellent Electric Comic Book set for Mercury – just as great as the first album! At this early point, the group brings a deliriously high energy approach, even in the studio – we can only imagine how ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from the Blues Magoos – stretching way beyond their roots as a garage rock band! The album's free, open, with a really jazzy style that shows that these guys had been soaking up plenty of influences from the left end of the singer/songwriter spectrum – and had also been ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Bocato on trombone – with Luiz Claudio Faria on trumpet, Fernando Bastos on alto, Rubens on tenor, Edu Fiori on bass, Sydnei Carvalho on guitar, and Claudio Baeta on drums. (Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band —
Gorilla ... LP Imperial, 1967. Very Good+ ...
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We know Bostic's organ numbers are the stuff of mainstream dancefloors – but we never tire of digging up these old King LPs, just to hear his raspy-edged alto and fat tone on the organ! 14 numbers in all, from LPs and 45s, including "That's The Groovy Thing (parts 1 & 2)", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice modern take on classic dancefloor-ready funky soul from Jamil Rashad – aka Boulevards –delivering a genuinely tight, irresistible groove worthy of the title! The paths Boulevards travels were paved 70s and 80s funk titans from Earth Wind & Fire at their leanest, to early 80s ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Bowie at his most sinister for the 70s – a landmark set that combines the harder rocking sound of the Ziggy Stardust years with the more sophisticated theatrics of Aladdin Sane – in a style that features some of the darkest, most political work of Bowie's career! There's a depth ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set of trio work from pianist Evans Bradshaw – an obscure player we only know from his two rare dates for Riverside Records! Bradshaw's got a nicely angular approach to the piano – and a romping left hand that reminds us a lot of the hipper pianists working in Chicago at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original small blue label pressing, with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Classic Swiss space rock from Brainticket! It's a record with more lilting, hypnotic and breezy atmosphere than you might be expecting, particularly on the first couple numbers – with bits of flute, keyboards and grooves more spacious than flat out spacey, but it gets good and cosmic as it ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Italian pressing on Durium. Vinyl plays with some light surface noise.)
One of the hardest to find LPs by Phil Bodner's combo The Brass Ring, which is saying a lot, since nearly the rest of the groups output is taking up space in nearly every thrift store's basement across the country! Besides that the set has a very groovy sound with sax, brass, and organ a meeting ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from Belgian Hammond hero Andre Brasseur – a musician who clearly cut a heck of a lot of records back in the 70s, as evidenced by the huge range of record covers and 45 sleeves inside! Yet Brasseur's also one of those guys who never fully got his due – a keyboard ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked at the bottom. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Dee Dee Bridgewater —
Afro Blue ... LP Trio (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ...
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The lovely and soulful Hadda Brooks was one of the great talents on the LA scene of the postwar years – a vocalist and pianist with a style that blended blues and jazz, in a manner that was like some of her male counterparts on the scene at the time, such as Nat King Cole or Charles Brown. ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split spine and bottom seam.)
Heavy organ, drums, guitars, feverish vocals and an all round lumbering post psych sound from Arthur Brown's Kindom Come – the lumbering Galactic Zoo Dossier from '71! Issued on Polydor at the time, it's an early 70s space rock monster to be reckoned with – ultimately more forceful ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster! Cover has an import sticker.)
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not west coast, but "best coast" jazz – a prime example of the way the Clifford Brown/Max Roach team helped to cook up the intensity of the LA scene of the 50s by infusing it with a bit of New York fire! The album takes off in the extended mode of Clifford's All Stars album – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second of two albums that Elaine Brown cut while part of the Black Panther Party – and a lot more trippy dippy than the first one. Despite the fact that Motown had a hand in releasing this one, the overall style is fairly folksy – sort of a mix of Jean Ritchie and Joan Baez, with ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has half split seams.)
A beautiful late 70s set from reedman Marion Brown – maybe not as all-out adventurous as some of his earliest material, but still filled with a strong sense of spirit and soul! The group here is a bit unusual – as Brown's alto is set up with the guitar of Brandon K Ross, bass of Jack ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch Timeless pressing. Cover has light wear & sticker spots.)
One of the bluesiest of Mel Brown's funky guitar records for Impulse. The album includes some very stripped-down performances that highlight Mel's deep soulful guitar style, and the nice groovy keyboards of Clifford Coulter. Mel sings a bit, but not much, and the best tracks are the long trippy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear & a small center split in the bottom seam.)
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks by Brown, including ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent mid 70s duet jazz from pianist Dave Brubeck & alto Paul Desmond! Duets 1975 is a nicely laidback work from the duo – playing here with no other accompaniment, in a spare set of material that's incredibly fragile and intimate – and all the better for that. The move is a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not necessarily a record of interviews – as the title might make you think – but one of Bruce's best records for Fantasy! The album's got some very edgey bits that approximate his live material, and which take the best part of his cleaner act, and transfer them well to record. Titles ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure vocal albums ever recorded by Riverside – with a great small group that features Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Everett Barksdale on guitar, and Al Hall on bass. No drums – which should give you an idea of the mood of the set! (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover is in great shape. Vinyl has a very short click on one track.)
A richly soulful album from tenor giant Rusty Bryant – and a set that mixes his older Prestige Records mode with the larger electric styles of the CTI generation! The group's bigger than on most of Bryant's other records of the time – some larger charts arranged by Horace Ott, who had ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic early work from Chico – a real bridge between styles in Brazilian pop, and key work that helped transform the sound of the bossa into the energy of the Tropicalia years – yet still find a way to continue beyond! Titles include "Fica", "Realejo", "Tem ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful album from Keni Burke – recorded around the same time as his classic Changes set, and in some ways even better than that record! The set's got a fantastic mellow soul feel – lots of tracks that are uptempo, but which manage to hang onto a soulful finish that really ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout notch.)
RD Burman/Indeevar —
Dost ... LP T Series (India), 1989. Very Good+ ...
One of the few albums ever cut by trumpeter Dave Burns – an excellent batch of soul jazz numbers with a comfortable easy swing that will make you wonder why he wasn't a much bigger success! Dave played trumpet briefly in the Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington groups – and at the time ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite an unusual session from Gary Burton – recorded in Nashville, with a mix of jazz and country session players – coming together in an open-ended sound that's got lots of complicated touches. Gary's jazz side is represented by Roy Haynes on drums, Steve Swallow on bass, and Steve ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager —
Love We Have ... LP Mercury, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Duets between Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager – done as serious, adult oriented soul tracks, one side of the album in an optimistic "The Love We Have" setting, the other in a sadder "The Love We Had" setting – both of them handled in a mode that's far far different ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, bent corner, and some marker on front.)
A fantastic set from tenor great Don Byas – recorded in France with a quartet that includes guitar, bass, and drums – and presented with one of the most striking modernist jazz covers of the 50s! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Donald Byrd's second foray into the "with voices" genre – done with the same arranging talents of Coleridge Perkinson, the lyrical modernist who made Donald's A New Perspective such a success! The group that plays with Byrd is excellent, and includes Freddie Roach, Herbie Hancock, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare work from the team of Gigi Gryce and Donald Byrd – material recorded during their Jazz Lab sessions for Columbia Records in the 50s, but unissued at the time! The duo are pure genius together – able to open up with all the modern jazz currents that altoist Gryce was bringing to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best versions of the Hair soundtrack you'll find on moog! Robert Byrne's cut some fine albums in his time, but on this little gem, he really grooves it hard with Galt MacDermot's funky score – using all the cool changes in the songs to riff out some great work on the moog. There's ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful bass work from 50s LA player Red Callender – heard here on this classic side recorded for the Modern imprint. Swingin Suite is easily one of Red's tightest sessions – a date that has Callender's basslines strongly leading a nonet of players that includes Harry Jones on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Crown pressing. Cover has clear tape on all seams.)
A very cool combo from the Brazilian jazz scene – with Rique Pantoja on keyboards, Mauro Senise on saxes and flutes, Pascoal Meirelles on drums, and Arthur Maia on bass! (Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
Did anyone out there ever see this film? The movie seems to be an Acapulco-set action comedy – with Charles Grodin, Farrah Fawcett Majors, and Art Carney! The score's as cheesy as the movie – about half instrumental tunes put together by Brit sound library composer John Cameron, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album