The historic album by Can – capping off their classic early 70s trilogy that includes Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi – and the last one with Damo Suzuki in the line up! While very similar to Ege Bamyasi, Future Days takes a step away from their more experimental sounds and has more of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very cool work from Henson Cargill – a lesser-known talent from the Nashville scene at the start of the 70s! The set revolves kind of loosely around the Great Depression, but goes further back and forward in time for other tunes that echo the sentiments, and the sound rolls from dusty ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the strangest chapters in the history of the breakbeat! When this weird soundtrack to a religious film starring Pat Boone came out, who'd have thought that it would become one of the most sought-after soundtracks for hip hoppers. Released on the tiny religious label, Light, the album's a ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever non-soundtrack album from director/composer John Carpenter – but a record that also draws strongly from all his many years in movies! All the classic Carpenter elements are firmly in place – cool keyboards, compressed guitar parts, and this spacious style of building up ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty righteous stuff – with some vocals from Alex Bradford and other gospel singers – on cuts that nicely skirt the secular and spiritual! Produced by Jerry Ragovoy, with titles that include "Love Power", "I Gotta Keep Movin", "Good Vibrations", "Fig ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Carter —
Night Fire ... LP Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A lovely little record from John Carter – and a record with an even more sensitive feel than some of his other work of the time! The group's a quintet – with longtime associate Bobby Bradford on trumpet – yet the sound is in a much more different space than some of the other ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carter on clarinet, in a group that also includes Bobby Bradford on trumpet, Don Preston on keyboards, Benny Powell on trombone, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
One of those great 60s albums from the Berklee School of music – filled with players who'd later go on to have a bigger role in the world of music! The lineup here features Kent Carter on bass, Hal McIntyre on tenor and clarinet, Charles Owens on alto and flute, Michael Mantler on trumpet, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, and some other light wear.)
Hypnotic sound library material from Italian composer Daniela Casa – some of her rarest work from the mid 70s – recorded in her home studio and never before released commercially! It's very compelling work, with a range of styles from minimalist soundtrack music, to fairly heavy psych, ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bright, bubbly soul from Centerfield – the 80s soul duo of Keni Towns and Phil Jones – who both sing and play most of the instrumentation on the set! The sound's not as lean as you might expect for a duo album – thanks to the addition of some studio help too – but the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This landmark live recording by the great Chicago soul singer Gene Chandler is one of the first-ever true live sets by a soul star, and a record that rival's James Brown's Live At the Apollo for true energy and excitement. Recorded live at Chicago's Regal Theater for the long-gone Constellation ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
The second installment of one of Ray's greatest albums – and a landmark in the genre of country soul! As the title implies, Ray's singing a host of tunes best known from the country side of the spectrum – but he's working here with arrangements by LA jazzers Marty Paich and Gerald ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest Don Cherry albums you'll ever hope to hear – and that's saying a lot, given the range of incredible albums the man has given us over the years! The music here was recorded for a French film based on the music, poetry, and "antics" of Cherry – done in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
18 ... LP Columbia, 1986. Sealed ...
Bobby Christian/Gus Giordano —
Think Jazz ... LP Orion, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
One of the first albums ever cut on the small Orion label from Chicago – and like the rest on that imprint, a jazzy batch of tracks designed to accompany the jazz dance teachings of Gus Giordano. Percussionist Bobby Christian put the cuts together, and there's some great groovers on here ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later Capitol gem by June – where she reprisies a number of classics from her early years with Stan Kenton – new versions of late 40s tunes, done here with Pete Rugolo arrangements that go a good way towards showing how both he and June had grown during the 50s. Titles include "H ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has wear and a fully split top seam.)
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
City Limits —
Circles ... LP Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Not one of the most famous groups on the Philly scene – but a great one! The band's got a two-male/two-female harmony sound, with some nice jazzy inflections that remind us of similarly-structured groups, like Side Effect and Creative Source during their Polygram years. The album's got a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album of mellow soul by jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb! Yes, that's right, the same Jimmy Cobb who played with Miles Davis in the 50s. This album's very different than Cobb's jazz work – and is a smooth album of jazzy soul, with a wonderfully warm vibe that sounds like some of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gospel record cut by the great Chicago soul singer Mitty Collier – and one that's not as hip as her earlier album in the same vein. The record appears to be from the early 80s, and it's got a sound that mixes Mitty's rich soulful voice with some tinny keyboard-heavy gospel arrangements. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff – and one of Chris Connor's greatest records for Atlantic! There's a depth to this set that passes some of her others from the time – partially because the album features a very hip set of tunes, written by Ornette Coleman, Norman Mapp, John Lewis, Peggy Lee, and others ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Featuring production by Daddy O and DBC of Stetsa. 12 tracks in all, including "Come On And Get Some", "Pick Up On This", "Born This Way", 'Black Is The Word", "Places & Spaces For Your Mind" and "Rhymes & Careers". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Great work from one of the hippest artists in western swing – a man who's maybe best remembered now for his time in prison, and for shooting his wife – but a musician and leader who's second only to Bob Wills for his importance and influence! This set was done in conjuction with the ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the stranger soul acts of their day – but with a great capacity for coming up with catchy groovers when they wanted to! This one features their standout hit "Treat Her Like A Lady", plus "Let Me Down Easy", "Since I Found My Baby", "Big Time ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An odd one for Sonny Criss – as the record purports, on the back, to be a new recording of tunes, but really appears to be a collection of titles from some of Sonny's different sessions for Imperial, put together under a new title. We can't argue with the quality of the work, though – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Man, it's like a talent bomb exploded! This set's stuffed with work by some of the greatest jazz funk players of the early 70s – Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Deodato, George Benson, Joe Farrell, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr, Hubert Laws, and others – all ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost treasure from A&M – a very hip set of big band jazz from LA, played by a group that's stuffed with great underground players. Hal Blaine is on drums, as is Paul Humphrey, and other players include Joe Pass, Dennis Budimir, Don Menza, Larry Carlton, and other likely suspects from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE – Vinyl has a cigarette burn that prevents play on both sides on the fourth track. Affected songs are "Your Man My Man" and "In The Meantime". Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
A nice little later album from Miles Davis – one that still has some sharp edges and interesting moments that refine the earlier electric sound of the 70s! Teo Macero's still producing here, and he gives the record a focus that really brings the best sound out of the tunes – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning piece of jazz history from the young Miles Davis – and a record that's got maybe one of his coolest covers ever! The 10" release was Miles third for Blue Note – and fetaures a smoking quartet with Horace Silver on piano and Art Blakey on drums – giving Miles ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A young man with a horn, and a hell of a lot of talent too – as this early Blue Note album really has Miles Davis coming into his own – and showing even more genius than on previous records! There's a really special quality to the record that may well make it one of the first great ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fitting set, in some way – as Sammy's rise in the 60s was equivalent to Nat's at the end of the 40s – but you've gotta admit, Sammy's vocals are quite quite different from those of Cole! Don't think of this one as a "tribute", so much as it's a collection of classic time-tes ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the harder to find Sammy records, and one of the best! Sammy takes Mel Torme's drippy "California Suite", an extended work about how great California is – and he turns it into an extended chat between Sammy and a friend in a bar in New York City, with twists and turns that ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from Tyrone Davis' under-recognized years at Columbia Records – a wonderful set of mature modern soul numbers that really let the singer find a whole new groove! The whole thing's nicely free of any sort of commercial overtones – and instead, the album has Davis really ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ahhh . . . The genius of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall! Desmond was the icy alto tone behind Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet of the late 50s and early 60s – and although we always liked his work with Dave, Paul's even better on his own! Desmond has a lanquid, lyrical tones that's simply beyond ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet! Records are great, and box is great overall - but lid is separated from back, with split corners.)
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes inner sleeve, but missing 7".)
Dion & The Belmonts —
Together ... LP Laurie, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
A live set recorded in 1965 – and more straight ahead soul jazz than Lou's later funk work on Blue Note, even though Leo Morris/Idris Muhammad is on drums. The album is a nice transitional session, though, with a good lounge jazz feel, and some nice long cuts like "Fried Buzzard", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear & splitting.)
A cool cooker from the great Lou Donaldson – and a record that's ever bit as tasty as its cover! Lou's really hitting his soul jazz stride here – stepping off his 50s bop years, and moving into a more gutbuckety groove that's delivered with wonderful accompaniment from a quartet that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra —
Brikama ... LP Steeplechase (Denmark), 1984. Near Mint- ...
Features John Tchicai on tenor and bass clarinet and Johnny Dyani on bass – and titles include "Monk In Africa", "A Rainbow Over The Bamboo Forest", "Dawda's Dream", "To Alhaji Bai Konte", and "To Mr Dolphy". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)
Doug E Fresh —
Play ... LP Gee Street, 1995. Near Mint- ...