Robbie Basho —
Venus In Cancer ... LP Blue Thumb/Traffic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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One of the wildest albums ever from the great Robbie Basho – as you might guess from the cover! Basho first made waves with his solo guitar work (and a bit of vocalizations) for the Takoma label, during the early years of John Fahey – but as the 60s ended, Robbie had more of a ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An Arhoolie set, but on Blue Thumb records – with titles that include "Black Gal", "Frog Legs", "Jole Blonde", "Wrap It Up", "Long Toes", and "Keep On Scratching". (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Chicago Blue Stars —
Coming Home ... LP Blue Thumb, 1969. Near Mint- ...
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A very cool group – with Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, Fred Roulette on electric steel guitar, Louis Myers on electric guitar, Skip Rose on piano, Jack Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums – working with Chicago roots, but recording in late 60s LA! Vocals are by Rose and Louis ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
On this one, the Crusaders definitely crossed from jazz into funk – but who cares, because the album's so darn great! The disc's got a tight LA groove, with some excellent electric keyboards, sweet sax solos, and tight drumming throughout. True proof that sometimes a lot of money can be put ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet funky Crusaders – one of the first records the group made after dropping the "Jazz" from their name, and a soulful electric set through and through! The group still have that tightly-crafted soul jazz sound that made their late 60s recordings so great – but they're also ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Images ... LP Blue Thumb, 1978. Very Good+ ...
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Hard to miss with The Crusaders at this point – and the album's one of their stone classics from the 70s – just the kind of soulful fusion that few other groups could touch! The core trio of Joe Sample's keyboards, Wilton Felder's saxes, and Stix Hooper's drums is augmented by the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard to miss with The Crusaders at this point – and the album's one of their stone classics from the 70s – just the kind of soulful fusion that few other groups could touch! The core trio of Joe Sample's keyboards, Wilton Felder's saxes, and Stix Hooper's drums is augmented by the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A landmark album from The Crusaders – and a set that really has them sweetening up their groove with lots of tasty R&B touches! The guitar's a bit more pronounced in the mix on this one – setting up some tightly funky rhythms that almost seem to free up the horns even more for solo ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Apart from the title's terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album's a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of the pop soul jazz genre they virtually invented. The record's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strangely rootsy set from Buddy and Junior Wells, with the surprise addition of Junior Mance on piano – all recorded with a "live in studio" feel that's even sparer than some of the pair's other studio work! The tracks are done in very much the down-home electric mode that was ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Marble vinyl pressing! Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)
Out Here ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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A strange album when put next to Love's Elektra records – and one that's not without its weaknesses – but the band's got a kick-ass drummer, and the record's filled with more than a few tasty moments that have a bit of funk in them. Layered with Arthur Lee's hip guitar, the sound is ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has small center splits in the bottom seams, in great shape otherwise.)
Mark-Almond ... CD Blue Thumb/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ...
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A great second set from guitarist Jon Mark and reedman Johnny Almond – both musicians who'd recorded great music in the 60s on their own, and also worked famously with John Mayall – but hit a really special vibe here of their own! Titles include "The Sausalito Bay Suite", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some ring & edge wear, and a light mark from sticker removal.)
Massively wonderful work from the mighty Hugh Masekela – easily one of his hippest, most soulful sessions ever! This double-length gem really has Hugh letting go – moving way beyond the pop modes of the late 60s, into a long-flowing, open-rolling groove that's played by a spare quintet ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover, with a cut corner, some surface wear, and aging.)
Dave Mason's first solo album – and a pretty a great one! Alone Together wasn't a huge hit back in the day, but man is a ever a pleasing set. It's rich with blues & soul steeped lead vocals and sweet backing harmonies and bed of acoustic guitars at the core of most of the tunes – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Marbled vinyl pressing, in the original fold-out cover, in fantastic shape!)
A split album – one side live, one in the studio – one that features guest work from Graham Nash, Spencer Davis, and Rita Coolidge – on titles that include "Pearly Queen", "Just A Song", "To Be Free", "Headkeeper", "World IN ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole at the side. Cover has a cut corner.)
The fantastic debut of The Pointer Sisters – an album that's a lot deeper than most of their crossover pop from years to come! At the time of the album's release, the trio were a badass group of female singers on the Bay Area scene – out to redefine the role of the girl group in soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a cut corner and a small amount in the top left corner.)
One of the greatest albums of all time – a masterpiece of moody soul, spacey vocals, and jazzy vibes – all produced by the legendary Roy Ayers! Ramp take their name from the anagram Roy Ayers Musical Productions – and in a way, the group's the summation of all the genius that Roy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little record by Gabor – one that reproduces the kind of groove he was hitting on his classic Impulse albums, a mix of tripped-out modal jazz with exotic influences, and more than a bit of soul. Gabor's reunited here with his old bandmate Charles Lloyd from Chico Hamilton years – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, ring wear, and edge wear,)
A great little funky session that Gabor cut in the laidback style of Blue Thumb in the early 70s! The band's a bit bigger than on his Impulse recordings, and the overall sound's a bit more electric – but the result is some nice warm LA funky numbers that let Gabor's guitar get nice and weird. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent early 70s work from jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo – a super-dope album that's one of the best he ever recorded! Part of the success of the record has to do with the presence of Bobby Womack – normally a soul singer, but also a heck of a guitarist, playing here alongside Szabo in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Phil Upchurch's best records – and one that's a no-nonsense batch of funky instrumentals that feature some really great guitar! Phil's dropped the Hendrix fuzz of some of his Cadet sides of the late 60s – and instead, he's working in a stretched-out chromatic mode that has bits ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album