Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Lifeline

LP (Item 4567) Polydor, 1977 — Condition: Very Good
Gatefold
Also available
Roy Ayers — Lifeline ... LP 19.99

One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has light ring wear, some edge wear and a cut corner.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Polydor/Sundazed, 1971. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live ... LP, Vinyl record album

Isaac Hayes

Don't Let Go
Polydor, 1979. Very Good-
Wonderful later work from Isaac Hayes – a gem from his Polydor years that has a good mix of mellow cuts and more upbeat numbers! The record has 3 long "quiet storm" tracks that take off on Ike's earlier expanded ballad style (forged on tracks like "Walk On By") – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Miquel Brown

Symphony Of Love
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint-
Great arrangements from Alan Hawkshaw! LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor, 1977. Very Good
An obscure American album cut by Australian soul singer Renee Geyer – one of the country's greatest talents during the 70s, and an artist who was trying to crack the US market at the end of the decade. This one takes off from Renee's classic Ready To Deal album, with a smooth jazzy soul ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kongas

Africanism
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+
Long heavy disco tracks with nice touches of African percussion. Cerrone produced, and the tracks include "Africanism", "Tatoo Woman", and "Dr. Doo Dah". European club disco, but not without some nice funky moments – largely due to the percussion! LP, Vinyl record album

James Brown

Hell
Polydor, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+
Pretty straight club tracks – recorded with a style that reminds us of some of the European groups coming out of Germany and France at the time, and with some electronic touches that show a vague hint of Giorgio Moroder. Tracks are long, and titles include "Let The Music Play", ... LP, Vinyl record album

Michele Freeman

Michele Freeman
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+
Uptempo soul album with kind of a disco feel. Produced by Don Ray, who also played synthesizers on the album, and with the single "Tumble Heat". Other cuts have a similar feel, and include "Find the Fire", "Nice and Slow", and "Where'd You Get What You Got". ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arpeggio

Love & Desire
Polydor, 1978. Near Mint-
High-stepping disco from Arpeggio – an album of longer tracks with a really soaring feel! The groove here is tight, but never schmaltzy – with arrangements and production by Simon Soussan, and an overall feel that's more powerfully driven by the instrumentation in the set than the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good
A nice album of soul tracks that was Madeline's follow up to the big hit of the title. Recorded in the UK, with a pretty good backing, and a good mix of originals and obscure pop stuff. Tracks include Bacharach & David's "Last One to Be Loved", plus Ashford & Simpson's "Baby ... LP, Vinyl record album

Billy Jackson & The Citizen's Band

Billy Jackson & The Citizen's Band
RCA, 1976. Very Good
Kind of a retro-disco project – featuring new versions of older pop tunes like "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White", "Tenderly", "Old Devil Moon", and "Mister Sandman". Bernard Purdie is on drums, and both the TSOP and TSONY groups participate – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Marvin Gaye

Here, My Dear
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top