Abrams recorded this set of seven songs in Chicago with Joseph Jarman and Douglas Ewart on saxophones and other woodwinds. Amina Claudine Myers contributes piano and voice in addition to Abrams' own. Thurman Barker plays drums and percussion. Song titles include "Bud P.", "Lifea ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the many 70s disco projects recorded under the supervision of Michael Zager – and although this one isn't nearly as Latin as the name might imply, the record is a nice mix of clubby grooves and conga sounds, in the manner of some of the best Latin Hustle records of the time. Titles ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic AACM material from Chicago, strangely issued on Arista, but produced by Michael Cuscuna with all the care of a small-label session. The classic lineup of Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall is firmly in place – and they band interacts with a sense of humor and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You", "Eye In The Sky", "Games People Play", "Time", "Pyromania", "You Don't Believe", "Lucifer", "Psychobabble", "Damned If I Do", "Don't Let It Show", "Can' ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great later grooves from Average White Band – a real gem from the point when the group was settling nicely into a mellow soul vein! By this point, the combo wisely realized that they couldn't keep things going forever as a funky group – so they laid back and fell into their second ... (Soul) read moreCD
Don Blackman —
Don Blackman ... CD Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ...
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A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)
Sweet jazzy soul from Angie Bofill – recorded in 1979 with Dave Grusin, who gives the album a smooth edge that really works perfectly with her vocals! The set's a perfect blend of the more soulful elements in the fusion scene of the late 70s, combined with Angie's warm vocal style and some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Angela Bofill —
Angie ... LP Buddah/Arista, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that indicates roots in much hipper ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Angela Bofill at the height of an early 80s run on Arista – really breaking big with a catchy approach to soul – one that definitely had her ahead of the pack at the time! The album mixes together upbeat tunes that are heavy on beats with mellower cuts that have a deeper soul feel ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soaring classic from Angie Bofil – a record that stands as one of the most perfect demonstrations of her upbeat, positive approach to soul! There's a style here that seems to be a bit in the legacy of Minnie Riperton – especially the way that Narada Michael Waldon brings in some ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, hype sticker, and light wear.)
An Arista winner from Angela Bofill – one that has her working strongly with Narada Michael Walden – who helps Bofill on production and songwriting for part of the album, and really helps bring a nicely solid feel to the set! The tunes are more in an 80s soul mode than before for Angie ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, still sealed with a cutout notch, hype sticker, and some price sticker remnants.)
The Brand Nubian reunion LP. Some nice ones here, and still delivering some 5%er knowledge. Production from Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Premier, Puba, and Alamo. Best cuts include "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", "Maybe One Day" featuring Common, "Love Vs. Hate", "P ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Braxton's most complicated works of the 70s – and one of the first times on record you can hear him composing for orchestra. The 3LP set features one long piece – titled with a graphic, like much of his work, written for four orchestras, in a manner that showcases some of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice 2LP set that brings together 3 different sets of live material recorded by Braxton during the mid 70s! The first set features Braxton in trio with Kenny Wheeler and Dave Holland at Montreux, in 1975; the second set features Braxton and George Lewis, along with the Circle rhythm team of Dave ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Braxton recorded in a number of different settings, all of which are incredibly fruitful. Some tracks feature Braxton with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, and Jerome Cooper; another has him with the core of the pre-WSQ, Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, and Hamiet Bluiett; and one has him playing those ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Braxton with Muhal Richard Abrams —
Duets 1976 ... LP Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ...
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The rich tones of Muhal's piano provide a perfect foil for Braxton, and one that gets him playing a wide range of styles on sopranino, clarinet, bass clarinet, and alto. The whole album resonates with a soulfulness that's not always apparent in Braxton's other work from the time – and the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The start of a legendary run from superjazz brothers Randy and Michael Brecker – trumpeter and tenorist, respectively – already players who'd worked on a hell of a lot of previous sessions, both as a pair and on their own – finally stepping here into some well-deserved fame in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's our bet that the Brecker Brothers probably weren't straphanging on their way to work in this point in their careers – given the classy, professional sound of this set – which was more likely to earn them a ride in a limo than a place in the subway! But we certainly don't hold that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, a promo stamp, an unglued seam, and light wear.)
Billy Bremner —
Bash! ... LP Arista (Germany), 1984. Very Good+ ...
The second LP by this oft-overlooked, but excellent Chicago soul jazz guitarist – and a record that's quite different than his first! Like the second album by Bernard Wright, fellow labelmate at GRP/Arista, Broom's moving into a mode that's more electro/"street" for this second ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tom Browne —
Magic ... LP Arista/GRP, 1981. Very Good+ ...
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A key bit of jazz funk from trumpeter Tom Browne – still grooving strong here, with a sublime mix of modern soul, funky jazz, and some of the 80s groove touches that showed up on the best GRP titles from the time! The album's got a smooth compressed groove – kind of post-Donald Byrd, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cee-Lo Green gits up and gets out on his own – without the heavy burden of too many guest appearances – and the result may be the best album to come out of the Dirty South in quite a while! Cee-Lo's raspy, cotton-mouthed speak & sing style has always been one of the strongest ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp, advisory sticker, and is bent at the bottom right corner.)
With Ab-Liva and Rosco P Coldchain. (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Star Trak sleeve.)
Lord Willin' ... LP Star Trak/Arista, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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A neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop classic produced by the Neptunes, and the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T are smooth, confident rhymers with some stand-out moments, but the Neptunes are driving this train, much in the way Prince Paul commandeered early De La Soul ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo, includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp and advisory stickers.)
Some great tracks from the jazzy soulful genius of Norman Connors! Connors is one of the best crossover soul jazz artists of the 70s – with a masterful blend of styles that's matched by only a few other artists, like Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson. This set includes tracks from his Buddah and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Norman Connors at the top of his game – working here with backing from his own Starship Orchestra, in a groove that's completely funky, deeply soulful, and touched with a fair bit of jazz as well! The album's a great summation of all the sounds that Connors had crafted on previous records ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Norman Connors —
Mr C ... LP Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ...
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A stunner from the wonderful Norman Connors – an artist who just seemed to get better and better at soul music the farther he moved away from jazz! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of jazz in the mix here – as backings are by Connors' great Starship Orchestra, with Marion Meadows ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer work from the mighty Norman Connors – a set that's heavy on grooves, but which has all the jazzy depth of his early work too! The set features arrangements by some killer modern soul talents – Al Johnson, McKinley Jackson, and Paul Riser – who beautifully blend their own ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweetly jamming set of 70s guitar work – one that features the all-guitar trio of Larry Coryell, John Scofield, and Joe Beck – coming together in really fresh, inventive formations! The whole set's acoustic – with no other backing other than guitar – and the group come ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible work from the young Stanley Cowell – one of his first albums ever, but already a step ahead of most of his contemporaries! The set's a trio date, unlike some of Cowell's later albums for Strata East – and it's got a wonderful blend of soaring piano lines and more complicated ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tasty set that includes many of the Delfonics' best moments from their classic Philly Groove years! This is the kind of heavenly east coast group soul that never gets old – and it's no wonder this stuff keeps cropping up in movies and samples over the years. Titles include "Tell Me ... (Soul) read moreCD
Includes "Pitch In On A Party", "Quikker Said Than Dunn", "Speak On It", "Do Whutcha Want", "Quik's Groove V", "Roger's Groove","Did Y'All Feel Dat?" and "Change Da Game". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
A boatload of Lee Dorsey, from his 60s work on up through the 70s. Includes "Ya Ya", "Do-Re-Mi", "Ride Your Pony", "Get Out Of My Life Woman", "Working In The Coal Mine", "Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky", and "Yes We Can". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Urszula Dudziak —
Urszula ... LP Arista, 1975. Near Mint- ...
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Scatting jazz vocals meet funky fusion – and the result is one of Urszula's greatest albums from the US! The set was produced by longtime partner Michal Urbaniak – with a tight and soulful approach that nicely reigns in some of the experiments of earlier years, in favor of tracks that ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eleventh House with Larry Coryell —
Aspects ... LP Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ...
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Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eleventh House with Larry Coryell —
Level One ... LP Arista, 1975. Near Mint- ...
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A really heavily-jamming album from Larry Coryell's Eleventh House group – certainly to be expected, given that the lineup includes John Lee on bass, Mike Mandel on keyboards, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums! The sound has plenty of rock-fusion touches – and Coryell's guitar is searing, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge bit of pop soul from the 80s – the first album from Expose, a group who really helped rewrite the girl group sound for the time! Expose are unabashedly in search for a hook throughout – and inflect their vocals with a catchy style that hits all the right elements in all the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Indestructible sounds from The Four Tops – a set that still has the legendary quartet going strong! The production and arrangements definitely show a late 80s Arista Records touch, with a fair bit of keyboards and electric rhythms – but the core sound of the group is still very firmly ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classy later soul from Aretha Franklin – a set that's free from some of the too-commercial modes of other 80s work, but which still pushes the envelope nicely from her years at Atlantic! Production is both by Arif Mardin and Chuck Jackson – the former one of Franklin's best ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light edge wear.)
A big one from Aretha Franklin's 80s comeback years on Arista Records – a set that features a surprising guest appearance from Keith Richards, but mostly concentrates on Franklin's successful run with producer/arranger Narada Michael Walden – who continues to do a great job of updating ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
A big one from Aretha Franklin's 80s comeback years on Arista Records – a set that features a surprising guest appearance from Keith Richards, but mostly concentrates on Franklin's successful run with producer/arranger Narada Michael Walden – who continues to do a great job of updating ... (Soul) read moreCD
A real standout from Aretha Franklin's years on Arista – a set produced by Luther Vandross, with a soaring groove that really opens Aretha up nicely! Luther's more in the mode here of his 70s club productions than his 80s hits – that warm, midtempo vibe that's full of lush moments, but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring and edge wear, some price sticker remnants, and is bent at the top left corner.)
Aretha's grooving sweetly on a record that's produced by Luther Vandross – and a damn strong one, too! Aretha wasn't the first, or the last classic soul singer to embrace the modern sounds of the early 80s, but relatively few outshined their younger peers as brilliantly as Aretha does here. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album