It's like a dream come true – the kind of much-needed set for those of us who've always wanted more music from the too-short years that Booker T & The MGs were recording for Stax Records! This CD contains 25 tracks of unreleased Booker T & The MGs material – cut during their ... read moreCD
A sweet piano album with a very groovy feel – one cut by Jamaican pianist Leslie Butler, but in a mode that's got this free-floating approach to jazz! The album features a small group – just Butler's quartet, with flute and tenor from Carlton Samuels – but there's this slightly ... read moreCD
The later years of Dennis Coffey at Westbound Records – tunes that show a bit of a move away from the rougher funk of his roots, but which are still filled with plenty of sharp-edged work on guitar! Coffey's groove here is more in the club vein that Westbound hit in the mid 70s – ... read moreCD
Maybe the funkiest album ever cut for the legendary Westbound label in Detroit – and that's saying a lot, given that the company was the initial home to Funkadelic! Yet on this stunning full length set, The Counts maybe do that famous group one better – pushing aside their vocals for ... read moreCD
Dion ... CD Laurie/Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy ...
A key later album from Dion – and a set that shows a newly maturing style in his music! The album was something of a follow-up to Dion's huge single "Abraham Martin & John" – the bittersweet track that was a surprise late 60s hit for the singer – and which allowed ... read moreCD
14 Karat ... CD Spring/Southbound (UK), 1980. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Beats, bass, and a whole lot more – the perfect evolution of Fatback into a street funk combo for the 80s! The sound here is more early 80s than some of the group's classic work, but it's still very much in the best mode of its generation – almost coming across with the old school ... read moreCD
Was there ever a group that was sharper than Fatback? With a record like this, it's hard to imagine that there was – because the groove is right and the sound is tight – served up in a seamless combination of basslines, beats, and riffs! The set follows the pattern of a few of their ... read moreCD
Fatback are plenty fired up and kicking here – setting the scene for countless funky imitators in years to come, but still doing it better than anyone else! The group is bigger and the sound is fuller than before – but still plenty focused on the instrumental jamming of the group, and ... read moreCD
Hot Box ... CD Spring/Southbound (UK), 1980. New Copy ...
Man, it must have been something to hear this record blasting out of a boombox back in the old days – especially if it was the magenta-hued one on the cover! The groove here is strong and loud – plenty of bass and beats at the bottom, and even a few surprising early electro touches ... read moreCD
The sound of the future, circa 1983 – a time when Fatback were continuing their great run of grooves from the 70s – but also picking up a fresh element from the old school scene of the time! Case in point is the great title cut here – which has almost an early hip hop sort of ... read moreCD
An insane treat for any fan of the early years of the P-Funk empire – that time when George Clinton and crew were taking in plenty of trippy influences from the heady Detroit scene of the time – and fusing it all into their own really unique blend of soul! The set features the group ... read moreCD
A heavy best-of from Funkadelic – one that covers the full range of their classic sounds – from the trippy fuzz of the early days to the tighter funk of stardom years! The package has a power that's undeniable – a really massive batch of music that forever changed the face of ... read moreCD
The only album ever cut by this obscure 60s folk duo – but a pretty darn great set, and one with some especially nice folk rock touches! Jonathan & Leigh sing in duet mode and accompany themselves on acoustic guitar – but the album also adds in some heavier bass from William Salter ... read moreCD
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm ... read moreCD
Not the fauna and flora you might expect from the title – and instead, a collection that's every bit as heady as some of Egisto Macchi's other sound library work from the time – very offbeat, very unusual, and pretty downright spooky! The sounds here are almost more what you'd expect ... read moreCD
A beautiful record that's exactly what's promised in the group's name – a samba trio that's heavy on cello – played by the great Jacques Morelenbaum, who we know from so many other great records! The style's a bit bossa jazz, but has a very different feel – as the use of the ... read moreCD
The only album ever from this trippy little combo from the 60s Berkeley scene! Notes From The Underground were contemporaries of Country Joe & The Fish, and share a similar mix of folk and country-styled roots mixed with a bit of pre-hippie rock – but their overall sound is a bit more ... read moreCD
Mindblowing funk from The Ohio Players – the group's debut album for Westbound Records, and a landmark batch of tracks that never gets old! The sound here really has the group stretching out a lot – working on tunes that are extended, but never as overindulgent as their labelmates ... read moreCD
Bop, ballads, and lots more too – played by reedman Lucky Thompson at a time when he was really picking up some new ideas on the European scene! As with contemporaries like Sonny Criss or Benny Bailey, Thompson was great before he hit the continent – but then came back from Europe a ... read moreCD
Tremendous rare work from Johnny Guitar Watson – almost a "lost era" in his career, beautifully brought back to life by this set! Johnny's first few R&B recordings of the 50s are well known – as are his 60s Northern Soul tracks for Okeh, and his 70s funk classics – ... read moreCD
A true treasure trove for any fan of the Zombies, Rod Argent, or Colin Blunstone – magical material recorded in the immediate post-Zombies years – offered up here with a few rare late Zombies tracks as well! The genius of Odessey & Oracle still hangs heavy here on most of the ... read moreCD