One of just a couple of albums by Leonard Cohen from the 80s – certainly an underappreciated one, in regard to his late 60s and early 70s canon – and that's a shame, because this is pretty brilliant stuff! Stylistically, there's sparse folk pop, some steel guitar twang and then ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mellower of Lyn Collins' two albums for the People label – but still pretty darn fantastic! At some level, it seems like Lyn's taking on the rest of the soul industry – showing them that she can kick some major booty on her interpretations of hits like "Backstabbers", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with lyric insert! Cover has some light wear.)
A great set of 60s British folk vocals and guitar from Shirley Collins & Davy Graham from 1964 – a mix of folk revival styled traditionals rearranged as well as some sharp originals! Collins voice is sweat, searching and soulful as ever hre, and Graham's guitars are wonderful – a ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Coltrane returns to the Village Vanguard – but his sound here is a lot more far-reaching than a few years before! The album's a great counterpart to the first Vanguard session – as it takes all of the bold, soaring energy of that date, and balances it with the newly introspective ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mellow soulful classic by John Coltrane – and one of his best-remembered early albums for Prestige! The session has all the gentle glow that you might guess from the title – a laidback, open-ended approach that has Coltrane blowing long solos over rhythms from the trio of Red Garland ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove & Van Gelder stamp. Cover has moderate wear & staining. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Lots of Midnight Magic from The Commdores – still nice and funky at the start of the evening, but also chilling out in the wee hours too – really finding a great way to follow the trajectory of the night with the tracks in this set! The album sparkles with strong arrangements and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those records that really takes you by surprise – a set that doesn't look like much on the front, but which opens up immediately the minute you drop it on the turntable – with a sense of soul and swing that really hold on throughout! The group's a great one – a quintet ... (Jazz) read moreLP, 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 Papa's roots, rock, and funk albums from the 70s – featuring old-timey vocals and jazz fiddle, next to some tighter 70s backings from the Midnight Sun combo! The style's a bit weird, but actually works well on the best numbers – thanks to some larger arrangements on the set from ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Special promo LP, with cuts from the first 2 Crusaders albums – titles that include "Mosadi", "That's How I Feel", "So Far Away", "Put It Where You Want It", "Don't Let It Get You Down", "Do You Remember When", and "Tough ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)
Scratch ... LP Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
A great Crusaders album – and one that's a perfect bridge between their earlier soul jazz styles, and their tighter funkier electric one. The record was recorded live at the Roxy, and the group is augmented by Larry Carlton on guitar, who gives the tracks a nice razor edge at his best ... (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
A seminal session from the team of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – not nearly as "cookin" (at least in a blowing session way) as you might guess from the title, but instead a beautiful example of the lyrically modern explorations the pair created together! Rhythm is by the trio ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Yellow & black label 50th St NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has some wear & a split bottom seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
An early pairing of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – one of the duo's mid 50s classics for Prestige, as you might guess from the verb in the title! And although "Steamin" might be a word that's a bit too firey to describe the action going on here, the album's got a tremendous ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Back cover has light staining. Bottom seam has a small split.)
A classic session for MPS, one of the few labels smart enough to ever make bassist Richard Davis a leader on a session! The set is arguably his best record as a leader, and it features a great group, playing in a number of different configurations. Players include Freddie Hubbard, Roland Hanna, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare early date as a leader for drummer Jack DeJohnette – a set done for the Japanese Trio label, and with a vibe that's similar to Jack's wonderful records for Prestige! DeJohnette is not only one of the most inventive drummers in jazz at this point, he's also a musician who's willing to ... (Jazz) 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".)
The soundtrack to the action flick with DMX and Jet Li. Tracks include "X Gon Give It To Ya" by DMX, "Go To Sleep" by Eminem & DMX, "What's It All For?" by Bazaar Royale, "Follow Me Gangster" by 50 Cent & G-Unit, "Stompdash**outu" CNN feat ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The London fog has cleared – and the Warner/Elektra vaults have given us The Doors first-ever live recordings – from a time when the group was known as The Band From Venice! The package is totally cool – like finding a tape box in the back of some studio storage locker – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #14449. Hype sticker has a mark through the barcode.)
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- ...
Blues from the gutter, with a nice current of jazz, too – thanks to participation from a hip group who really make this album from Champion Jack something special! Dupree himself sings and plays piano – often with plenty of rootsy currents – but the combo also features excellent ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earth Wind & Fire touch the world with this sweet batch of grooves – a set of tracks that has them firmly embracing the electric sound of 80s soul, yet still bringing in some light spiritual touches of their own! The beats are pretty heavy at points – making for plenty of groovers ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Electric Prunes (with David Axelrod) —
Mass In F Minor ... LP Reprise, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the title put you off, because this certainly isn't a session of background music – and the name simply refers to the fact that the arrangements on the set really showcase the strong horn work of the Ellington orchestra! Duke's still on piano for the session, but the real strength ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from one of the less-remembered stars of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s. Barbara Jean English has a style that's partly in the mode of harder soul singers like Linda Jones or Debbie Taylor, but she's also equally at home with more sophisticated material – which ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Tudo Esta Contigo", "Cabecinha No Ombro", "Pedras Que Cantam", "Cariribe", "No Ceara E Assim", and "Somos Todos Indios". (Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes heavy inner sleeve.)
Falcons/Croom Brothers/Kool Gents/Hammond Brothers —
Panorama Of R&B Groups ... LP Vee Jay/Teichiku (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
Rare work from the legendary Vee Jay Records – some of the label's best group soul from Chicago, offered up here on a Japanese-only collection, with a few tracks by each artist! (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
The Fantastic Four definitely bring their own funk on this sweet late 70s set – thanks to tight help from arranger Dennis Coffey, who also produced the set with a heavy groove that's like his own work of the time! The basslines are stronger than before for the FF – but their harmonies ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set from Joe Farrell – one of the 70s greatest reed players, and an always-exciting talent who was one of the first artists to really use the extended CTI format to break into a whole new level! The set's a drawn-out quintet side, with Chick Corea on electric piano, Buster Williams ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover's a silly one, but the record is rock-solid all the way through – a wonderful blend of funky jazz and warmer soul, and a real lost treasure from the 70s TK Records empire! Fat is Fats Gallon – who plays drums on the record, and also sings lead vocals a bit too – with ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool Chicago album – done in a similar political/gospel style to some of the other Ben Branch albums! Branch plays tenor, and the set also features Richard Evans on bass and Phil Upchurch on guitar – in a mix of positive songs and gospel themes! (Gospel) LP, Vinyl record album
One of Fela's all time classics – and a biting attack on the transnational monster that was International Telephone & Telegraph in the 70s! The album's a bit different than some of the others – in that it features one long tune that runs for both sides of the wax – but that ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime one from Jose! The record pushes past the easy Latin pop style of the late 60s, and features Jose working through hip rock tunes – both of his own creation, and by writers like Elton John and Cat Stevens. The real highlight of the album is an incredible reading of "Wild ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jose Feliciano really lives up to the title here – stepping out strongly with the same style used on his "California Dreamin" hit – a massive blend of strings, soul, and Jose's unique vocal approach! Feliciano came out of the Latin market in the 60s, but by the time of this ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird lost Hammond side from organist Rock Ferrante – a young player who was one of the few jazz musicians to record for Savoy in the 70s! The set's got a lean, clean style that's pretty nice – as Rock plays a Yamaha organ with a virtuosity that's surprising for his young age – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tenor, drums, and electronics – played with a frenzied style, and a mode that often has bold energy flowing equally back and forth between the musicians! Ken Vandermark never fails to amaze us with his tones and shapes on the saxophone – and here, he really knocks it out of the park ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Japanese album that reissues the full sessions for Flanagan's famous Overseas album, recorded and released in Sweden by Metronome, and issued briefly in the US under the title Overseas. Tommy Flanagan is in perfect form in this stellar session of trio recordings, playing with Elvin Jones on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary set from Eddie Floyd – the southern soul singer's first-ever album, and still the one that defines the sound of his career! The set was issued on Stax, but also helped to shape the sound of Atlantic Records soul in the 60s – a powerful bridge that crossed over big at the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, otherwise looks great!)
Dan Fogelberg —
Phoenix ... LP Full Moon/Epic, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Very different work than usual from Frank Foster – and pretty darn great! The album was put together by arranger Billy Mitchell – with a warm and sunny take on soul jazz that's every bit the best side of the Catalyst Records sound – kind of a sweeter, slightly electric take on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album