Boot Camp returns – with production by 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, Marco Polo, Large Pro and more! Titles include "The Hustle", "Bubblin Up", "What You See", "BK All Day", "My World", "I Need More", "Jail Song", "A-Yo" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite David Bowie albums ever! Aladdin Sane was a real turning point for Bowie – recorded on the heels of the tremendously popular Ziggy Stardust album, but really pushing the boundaries past the more straight-ahead rock and glam of that record. Instead of just sitting on his ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing. Cover has two small stains on back.)
David Bowie at his most sinister for the 70s – a landmark set that combines the harder rocking sound of the Ziggy Stardust years with the more sophisticated theatrics of Aladdin Sane – in a style that features some of the darkest, most political work of Bowie's career! There's a depth ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light ring & edgewear.)
David Bowie —
Lodger ... LP RCA, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
The brilliant consummation of Bowie's late 70s years in Berlin – a record that showed he could take the experiments in sound he was crafting with Brian Eno, and turn them back into the kind of creepily catchy rock tunes that first made him a legend! Eno's help on the record is still quite ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label UK pressing with light wear.)
David Bowie —
Pinups ... LP RCA, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ...
A key blend of two chapters in David Bowie's career – his guitar-heavy groove with the Spiders From Mars, and his 60s roots in mod London! The tracks here all date from the mid 60s, and are Bowie's homage to that period in his life – but they're all played with a glammish 70s ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
A pumping bit of 80s soul from Brass Construction – a record that moves pretty strongly away from the horn-heavy style of their roots, yet one that still bubbles along nicely with some sweet dancefloor grooves! Randy Muller seems to keep his focus here on the beats and keyboards – used ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brass Construction —
Renegades ... LP Capitol, 1984. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Brass Construction stayed great long after their early hits kept coming – and this mid 80s set still has the ensemble very much at the top of their game! The album's the sort that you might easily pass up, given its dated cover image – but it's a real standout in the 80s groove scene, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on front and a piece of masking tape on the top seam.)
Despite the name, and a concept that makes it seem like the record might be some throwaway disco set – the album's actually a good one, very much in the mode of the best uptempo soul on ABC at the time, but done without a vocalist. The album's arranged and conducted by McKinley Jackson, who ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 70s recordings of some of Brel's greatest classics – done in versions that update the sound and enliven the spirit! The session dates from 1972, and features arrangements and orchestrations by longtime Brel collaborator Francois Rauber – plus beautifully somber piano by Gerard ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear on the top seam.)
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves – absolutely killing it early on with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky female duo from the P-Funk empire – one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than Parlet! Vocals are by the duo of Lyn Mabry and Dawn Silva – but the main sound of the set comes from the tightly crafted rhythms ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Brothers Johnson —
Blam ... LP A&M, 1978. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Breakout brilliance from Bobby Brown – the album that really showed the world he could stand on his own strongly after leaving New Edition! Given the tight production from LA & Babyface, among others, the sound here is hardly cruel – and instead, the album's got a catchily ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
70s work from R&B legend Charles Brown – not bad, but mostly a revival of older tunes, done with certain 70s touches on a number of tunes. Titles include "Always Be Fair", "Love Goes Around", "So Many Beautiful People", "Drifting Along", "Hurry ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clarence Gatemouth Brown —
Real Life ... LP Rounder, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly THE key example of the magic of Clifford Brown and Max Roach on record – a brilliant studio session that really has the group "incorporating" their sound – forging a bold musical statement that would forever leave its imprint on jazz for years to come! The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light oxidation and some peeled gloss on front, and some marker and small gouge on back.)
A nicely done compilation of 60s work by James – issued by the Solid Smoke label back in the mid 80s, when (believe it or not!) Polydor was really letting most of his classic catalog slide! The tracks are a range of King tunes – from the early to late 60s, mixing up soulful and funky ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from Brother James – a wonderful 60s album built around the incredible track "Cold Sweat", served up here in a massive two-part version, and surrounded by a good range of material that really show James in a great variety of styles! The Godfather's vocals burst out ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear and partially split top and bottom seams.)
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has moderate wear, moisture stains, and some tape along the bottom seam.)
Mighty is right! This tasty batch of non-vocal tracks is darn hard to find, and it shows the pre-JBs James Brown group playing with a raw raw raw soul groove that show how nicely James folded his R&B roots into a 60s soul tradition. Includes lots of obscure ones – like "The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, some aging, light stains and seem splitting.)
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover says it all: a painting of James, kicking back on a couch with a disco Godfather outfit on, while two topless girls dance in front of him – clearly, the old days are past! Still, despite this trashy effort to be a clubtime player, James still manages to funk things up a bit – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Peabo Bryson —
Paradise ... LP Capitol, 1980. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
Maybe the greatest record ever from Peabo Bryson – a wonderfully smooth set that features help on production and arrangements from the great Johnny Pate! Pate brings a groove that's got all the warm, sophisticated touches he developed while working on the Chicago scene – a bit of a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Peabo Bryson's first for Capitol – and a sublime blend of modern soul that's light years ahead of any of his later work! Part of the credit goes to Richard Evans – who's worked out these wonderfully smooth stepping arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment for Peabo's deep voice, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What a dream! The work of Chico Buarque is arranged by Edu Lobo – and the sound is fantastic! We've always loved Chico's songwriting from this period – but it's made even better by Edu, who's working here in a sharp jazzy mode, similar to that which he used on his Missa Breve album ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Easily one of our favorite albums by Tim Buckley – and a record that really opens up with some key jazzy touches! Buckley's still got his roots in folk here, and his vocals are yet to hit the extremes of Starsailor or Lorca – but there's also a new sense of inflection to the way he ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Vernon was one of the better smooth soul arrangers of the 70s, and this album from 1975 is one of his better efforts as a solo artist after stints with such groups as The Delfonics, The Bar-Kays and The Stairsteps. The record features a tight batch of self-penned tunes that move between mellow ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly wonderful work from Kenny! The album has Kenny's guitar set to arrangements by Gil Evans – who gives the session a modern edge that really sets it apart from other Burrell albums of the time. Kenny's freed to do his thing – wonderfully, we might add – and Gil paints ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has moderate wear and a split bottom seam, with marker on the back.)
A heck of a rare slice of Donald Byrd's career – a rare "with strings" session, recorded in 1957, but never issued until this brief 1982 LP on Discovery! The set also marks a rare early large set of arrangements by Clare Fischer – who backs up Byrd's shimmering trumpet lines ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on back.)
Cabaret Voltaire —
Mix Up ... LP Rough Trade (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
The first Cabaret Voltaire, and a pretty dark affair. This s pretty noisy stuff, rather industrial but in a the original sense of the term, not the Nine In Ch Nails sense. Spare and haunting, classic stuff in it's own right. Includes 'Kirlian Photograph", "No Escape", "Fourth ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Full-on frenetic funk from Cameo – one of the group's tightest albums, yet still without any of the too-slick sounds of later years! The sound here is amazing – and we always find ourselves wondering how a group of guys can hit such perfect grooves with just a bunch of basses, guitars, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Angel Canales —
Sabor ... LP Alegre, 1975. Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Possibly the greatest album ever from Angel Canales – a 70s salsa classic through and through, and one with great links between the New York scene and Canales' Puerto Rican roots! The tunes are wonderfully heartfelt throughout – sung with a youthful sense of soul that's far different ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, wide clear tape on the opening, a mark from sticker removal, and some creases.)
It took far too long for Cappadonna's Pillage LP to drop – finally hitting the streets in the late 90s – and serving as one of the best Wu related efforts of the last couple years of the decade! The hazy, ominous and pulp cinema Wu sound is trotted out with continued relevance and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a few light creases.)
By this point in her career, Jean Carn's added an "e" to her name, has messed up her hair, and picked up a pronounced 80s smooth soul sound. However, she's still recording in Philly, and on the best cuts she makes it past some rather heavy keyboard arrangements that almost get in the way. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover is in great shape.)
Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys —
Albion Doo Wah ... LP Polydor, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A really compelling second set from Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys – and quite different than the first! On their Polydor debut, the group had Jimi Hendrix at the production helm – but this time they're taking things on their own, with a feel that's nicely loose and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and a split bottom seam.)
Change get the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis treatment on this 1984 release – as the pair wrote and produced most of the record. With their help, the group's kicking up the beat a bit more, which gave them the big hit "Change Of Heart", plus the tracks "You Are My Melody", " ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a press flaw that clicks a bit on "Got To Get Up".)
Right out of the subways and into the top 40! Titles include "Fast Car", "Mountains O Things", "She's Got Her Ticket", "Why", "For My Lover", "Behind The Wall", and "Talkin Bout A Revolution". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
An obscure later album from west coast soul group Chapter 8 – recorded after Anita Baker had left the group to move out on her own, but done for the mid 80s Beverly Glen indie, where Baker had also gotten her start as a solo act! The set's got a feel that's smooth and sophisticated – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large patches of stuck-on paper at the bottom.)
Arrangements by Sid Feller – with titles that include "Rainy Night In Georgia", "My First Night Alone Without You", "I Can Make It Thru The Days", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of baroque soul by the Checkmates Ltd – and one of the most unusual Phil Spector productions of all time! Sonny Charles and The Checkmates were a soul group that had been knocking around for a few years before the set – singing in a strong blend of rocking styles that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a radio station sticker on the front, tape down the spine, and notations on the back.)
An entire film that's one big pot joke, and we have to admit, we still laugh at it every time. Skits, dialogue and music from the film, including "The Finkelstein Sh!t Kid" by Mr Stoner, "Low Rider" by War, "1st Gear, 2nd Gear" by Pedro and Man, "Framed" and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some sticker spots on front.)
Affair ... LP Tabu, 1988. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis classic – and key proof that their pairing with singer Cherrelle was a mighty good thing! Cherrelle's got a voice that's perfect for the beat-heavy approach of the pair – light enough to dance around the rhythms, but bold enough with a presence all its own ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet 80s grooves from Cherrelle – a set that really has the singer cooking strongly with the production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – complete with all the heavy beats you might expect! Jam and Lewis borrow plenty of bottom sounds from the styles of hip hop and electro, and do a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary Chi-Lites – and a set that's sometimes passed over, because it didn't have a formal title or colorful cover! The self-titled set is a killer all the way through – filled with the kind of sublime harmonies that made the group easily one ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting in the top & bottom seams.)
Chic, Teddy Pendergrass, & Others —
Soup For One ... LP Mirage, 1982. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
(Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and some wear.)
Chicago on their third LP – still humming strong! The group are following the double-length format of their first two here – cutting out some sub-suites of tracks that mix together jazzy riffing, harder guitars, and some of those sweet vocal arrangements that always sounded better on ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Vinyl has some sleeve marks that do not affect play.)
June Christy & Stan Kenton —
Duet ... LP Capitol, 1955. Very Good ...
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has surface wear, split seams, and a mark from sticker removal.)
Smooth-stepping soul from singer Chuck Cissel – a lean-voiced talent whose approach was perfect for the 80s adult soul generation! The album's got a great batch of mellow ballads that drift along in a quiet storm sort of mode – and Chuck's slightly high vocal range works well to bring ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, a promo stamp, some war, and creased corners.)
Quite possibly the crowning masterpiece by The Clash – and a record that certainly pushed them out of the punk rock ghetto and into the collections of countless mainstream folks over the years! This is the set that really pushed the group over the top – the one that harnessed all the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear.)
A bouncy little set from Angela Clemmons – a record that's got a bit more beats at the bottom than some of her previous outings – but in a way that seems to only make things sound even groovier overall! There's a number of catchy groovers that help the set take off right from the start ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great post-Parliafunkadelicment work from George Clinton – surely the biggest hit of his albums for Capitol – especially since it features the singles "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla"! We'll be honest in saying that at the time this one came out, as die-hard Detroit ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A memorial album to the late rocker Eddie Cochran – filled with Liberty Records gems that include "Summertime Blues", "C'Mon Everybody", "Cut Across Shorty", and "Somethin Else". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is clean, with light marks. Cover is nice overall, but has a few spots of clear tape on the seams and some light wear.)
A nicely laidback quartet session from Cohn – one that features the tenorman leading a quartet that includes Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. There's nothing fancy here, but Cohn's tone is straight and true – and the band holds it down well on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare 1954 date from saxophonist Al Cohn – not issued to the public until this 1970 LP, but easily one of Al's best from the early days! The approach is straight and simple, something Al didn't always get – and the group's a quintet with Hal Stein on alto and Harvey Leonard on piano. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The team of Al & Zoot are wonderfully reunited in this classic 70s session – an album that still crackles with all their best twin-tenor frontline styles, but which also has a more fluid, free, and easygoing feel than their work in the 50s! The rhythm session on the set features some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris, et al —
Silver Blue ... LP Xanadu, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, clear tape on the top seam, and some pen on back.)
(Cover has some wear, clear tape on the spine and bottom seam, with some writing in pen and a small sticker on back.)
Nat King Cole —
LOVE ... LP Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Arranged by Ralph Carmichael, with trumpet solos by Bobby Bryant! Includes Nat's classic reading of "LOVE", plus "Girl From Ipanema", "More", "Coquette", "Swiss Retreat", and "My Kind Of Girl". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful stuff by Nat – truly one of his greatest Capitol vocal albums, and set to great arrangements by Nelson Riddle, very much in a classic mode. Tracks include heartbreakers like "Dinner For One, James", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "There Goes My ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A surprisingly hard to find LP by this great west coast modern soul band! The music is pure LA 80s groove, recorded for the Constellation label during the same time and with a similar groove to what the Whispers and Lakeside were working on over at the higher profile Solar label, for whom Collage ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a peeled spot on the back along the bottom seam.)
Willie Colon helps Ismael Miranda get a new sense of energy in his music – backing the vocalist here with a tight set of salsa backings that are every bit the best Colon sound of the late 70s! The arrangers here are varied – and include Luis Cruz, Marty Sheller, and Luis Garcia – ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Columbian pressing. Cover has moderate wear, a bit of pen on the back and a sticker.)
Quite a different album than usual for John Coltrane, but a classic one too – and a set that has the great one exploring his ideas in a set of longer tracks recorded with an expanded jazz orchestra! The format's hardly the mainstream big band of the time – as Coltrane's filled the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has a small split in the top seam. Vinyl plays with clicks and crackles.)
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light ring and edgewear.)
John Coltrane —
Dakar ... LP Prestige, 1963. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)