A classic set of soulful vocals – one in which Sam Cooke sings hits of the 50s (as you'd guess from the title) – but not necessarily his own hits, more a selection of work by other artists – all given a really unique spin by Sam! And while other soul artists occasionally faltered ... (Soul) read moreCD
Duets between Cooper and Oliver Lake – on a suite of tracks that runs for 6 separate movements. Cooper plays percussion, chirimia, African balaphone, and Brazilian whistle – and Lake plays alto and flute, and also vocalizes a bit. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Robert Corff, Gourmet's Delight, Johnny & The Torn —
Gas-s-s-s ... LP Air, 1970. Very Good+ ...
A groovy soundtrack for a Roger Corman film – and one that's filled with some offbeat rock tunes created for the movie! There's kind of an offbeat feel to most of the numbers – tunes that aren't really trying to get on the radio at all, or be hits of any kind – and which more ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a Special Value sticker on front.)
Larry Coryell —
Fairyland ... LP Flying Dutchman/Mega, 1971. Very Good+ ...
One of Coryell's trippest LPs from the time – a live set recorded in Montreux, with a trio that includes Pretty Purdie on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass. Coryell's the main focus of the set – stretching out on long tracks, singing a bit, but mostly jamming, sometimes with a darker and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forget the theme of this one – because the album's a lot hipper than you'd expect! Sure, it's one of those "jazz meets showtunes" albums – in this case, tunes from Guys & Dolls – but the group's a sharply modern one, and features the vibes of Eddie Costa in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Elvis's first self conscious foray into soul, Get Happy pretty much runs the gamut of soul pop styles of the decade and a half that preceded it – and ultimately comes off as one of the most affectionate albums of Costello's career, and one of the most stomping blue-eyed soul albums of the 80s. ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cypress Hill's debut masterpiece – one of the biggest and best first albums in 90s hip hop! There's little we can add to the canon when it comes to describing this album's impact, but it's still pretty revelatory. Like other west coast rap heavies of the time, Cypress Hill documents real ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A record that's virtually the blueprint for the sound of Hammond organ and tenor sax in soul jazz– the first of Eddie Lockjaw Davis' great run of cookbook albums for Prestige! The record features Lockjaw's gutsy tenor in a group alongside Jerome Richardson's lighter flute – both ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has masking tape along the top & bottom seams.)
With Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Don Alias, James Mtume Foreman, Jack DeJohnette, Jumma Santos and Airto Moreira. Recorded in Vienna November 5, 1971 and San Francisco, October 17, 1970. Titles include "Directions", "Honky Tonk", "Wha ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Spencer Davis Group —
Heavies ... LP United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ...
A great soundtrack from that wonderful period when Francois De Roubaix really discovered electronics – and started using them heavily in his already-mad music! The score is tremendous right from the start – touched with offbeat keyboards and cool little electronic touches amidst more ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)
Harry De Wit/Philipp Wachsmann —
For Harm ... LP Bead (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ...
NEW ... CD Tryangle/Drag City, 2015. Used ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... (Rock) read moreCD
A nice little Georges Delerue score to this quirky and sentimental film from the mid 60s. The tunes are all relatively short – and a mixture of Delerue's usual French-tinged themes with other tracks that have a bit more of a regal composure, in keeping with the performance of Alan Bates in ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great one from Devo – capping off their classic era when they could hardly do wrong! 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 ... (Rock) read moreCD
A well-titled tune from Djinji Brown – given the heavy club vibes of the groove! There's a blend here between older New York club and some of the earthier percussion of the Yoruba label – but one that's much more focused than some of the imprint's other tracks, with a loping rhythm ... (New Grooves) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Tracks include "Sometimes", "School Street", "Who We Be", Trina Moe", "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem", "Shorty Was Da Bomb", "Damien III", "When I'm Nothing" featuring Stephanie Mills, "I Miss You" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Issued under Kenny Dorham's name, but actually a session led by the obscure tenor player Rocky Boyd, who fronts this (otherwise) all star session that features Kenny Dorham, Ron Carter, Pete La Roca, and Walter Bishop. The record was recorded for the short-lived (and excellent) Jazztime label, but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Library copy, with old tape over all seams with a checkout card in one corner with a bit of marker.)
Kenny Dorham with Cannonball Adderley —
Blue Spring ... LP Riverside, 1959. Very Good ...
A pretty warm and lyrical set by Kenny – accompanied here by a larger group that includes Cecil Payne, David Amram, and Cannonball Adderley on horns, plus a young Cedar Walton on piano. Dorham wrote 4 of the album's tracks, and they provide a perfect showcase for his polished trumpet style. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear, split top & bottom seams with some pen on the back.)
If this is the New Lee Dorsey – we forgot all about the old one! The album's one of Lee's best early records – a killer batch of soul tracks that struts out of the New Orleans scene with some amazingly jagged production from Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, very much in the best ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a worn top seam, and cutout hole.)