Con Funk Shun —
Candy ... LP Mercury, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Con Funk Shun really hit a tight groove on this one – late 70s dancefloor funk at its finest – and a turning point for the group that set the scene for 80s grooves to come! The killer group vocals, thumping funk bass and punctuating horn blasts are in full effect, and the group is also ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features material from the albums Jam Session Coast To Coast, Jammin At Condons, Bixieland, Condon's Treasury Of Jazz, Louis Armstrong & Eddie Condon At Newport, The Roaring Twenties, Midnight In Moscow, Chicago My Home Town, Dixieland Jam, and compilation tracks too! (Jazz) CD
Although most of Chris Connor's best recordings for Atlantic have always been darn tough to find, and rarely reissued, this excellent 2-fer makes these classic albums of icy vocals available once again! Chris sings in her best cool voice, with backing by a number of different groups made up of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of Chris Connor's standout albums for Atlantic Records – and a session that actually makes us really appreciate the presence of Maynard Ferguson! The album's got a bit more punch than some of Chris' other records for the label, and is a nice shift in mood after a series of sad, dreamy, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
( Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Smooth jazz work from guitarist Craig T Cooper – one of his indie sides from the late 80s, a nice mellow batch of tracks written, produced, and played all by Craig himself – with occasional help on vocals by Denise Stewart, and piano by Jerry Peters. Titles include "Nude ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Dos ... CD Discos Pueblo, 2001. Used ...
Leo Gandelman produced this one, and it's got sort of a modern jazzy sound that sits well with some of Gal's singing on here, especially on standards like "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Begin the Beguine". (Brazil) CD
"Early Dawn" is an excellent lost groover! It's got a nice hard drum intro, and a sweet mellow jazz groove played by an unknown tenor player that sounds a lot like Stanley Turrentine in his very early days. The riff is totally catchy, and the cut's a wonderful little number that's way ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Don Covay —
See-Saw ... CD Atlantic (UK), 1966. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
See-Saw and socking soul from a young Don Covay – working here with his killer early combo The Goodtimers – as one of the most self-contained acts on Atlantic Records in the 60s! The album's overflowing with classic numbers from Covay – soul tunes, but punched up heavily from the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Don Covay & The Goodtimers —
Mercy! ... CD Atlantic (UK), 1964. New Copy ...
The killer first album from Don Covay – working here with his classic Goodtimers combo in a nicely gritty groove! The record really stands out from other Atlantic soul of the time – as Covay keeps things tight, and fresh – providing most of the tunes himself, and working in a ... (Soul) read moreCD
A late 60s album from Celia Cruz – but one with a sound that's very similar to her classic early recordings of the 50s! The feel here is quite similar to those – recorded in Mexico, with backings from the orchestras of Memo Salamanca and Juan Bruno Tarraza – both of whom support ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Shrinkwrap is slightly open in one corner, where a promo stamp has been applied.)
CSS (Cansei De Ser Sexy) —
Donkey ... LP Sub Pop, 2008. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful album of material by Tadd Dameron – and one that still stands as one of his greatest moments! The record features 5 long readings of classic Dameron compositions – like "The Scene Is Clean", "Fontainebleau", and "Delerium" – all played by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
Seminal vocal group work from the Chicago scene of the 50s – and a wonderful collection of some of the lesser-known acts working in the Windy City at the time! All the cuts here were recorded for the United and States labels – and at the time, got a lot less circulation than work on ... (Soul) read moreCD
Excellent early sides originally cut for King by Lockjaw, working in tight small group formats with Shirley Scott and Doc Bagby. Some of the trios are augmented with conga by Ray Baretto, but all the tracks pop nicely, and since these were originally cut for issue on 45s, there's an economy to the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing with a promo sticker and stamp.)
A Heavy Hitter from tenorist Eddie Lockjaw Davis – recorded a bit late in his career, but with a sound that's mighty nice – and every bit as great as some of his 60s recordings for Prestige! The combo's small, swinging, and soulful – Albert Dailey on piano, George Duvivier on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great quartet date – no-nonsense, and a perfect setting for Davis to hit some very classic modes! Eddie plays tenor with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Keter Betts on bass, and Bobby Durham on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Includes "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Round Midnight", "So What", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Loves You Porgy", "Milestones", "My Ship", "ESP", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down", "Time After Time" and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Key material from Davis' first few years at Prestige – about as classic as you can get from Miles' early period – with a great sextet that include Sonny Rollins on tenor, Jackie McLean on alto, Walter Bishop on piano, Tommy Potter on bass and Art Blakey on drums. One of the first bop ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with the Prestige Historical Pressing Series cover.)
Moody magic from Miles Davis and Gil Evans – one of the pair's most perfectly poised albums together, and a set with a slight bossa nova undercurrent! Evans' shimmering horn patterns are in fine form here – complicated, but never in cold and too-modern ways – just the right sort ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful album of soul tracks that has the Dells performing a number of new tracks ("Like It Is"), and doing new versions of some old favorites ("Like It Was"), with swirling baroque production by Charles Stepney that transforms the older ones into nice new tracks with a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tribute band which includes veterans from Dizzy's Big Band like John Lee, Slide Hampton, James Moody, and Jimmy Heath as well as younger players such as Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Cyrus Chestnut, Lewis Nash, and others. (Jazz) CD
Seminal recordings of the trad clarinetist, recorded in Chicago in a variety of settings, mostly smaller bluesy groups of the sort that were inhabiting the south and west sides of town. Like Louis Armstrong, he supplanted his New Orleans style to Chicago, meshing it with the urban black musics ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White & blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on Side 2. Cover has a split top seam and spine, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)