Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ...
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some ring & edge wear and a partially split top seam.)
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
Scratch ... LP Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Near Mint- ...
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A great Crusaders album – and one that's a perfect bridge between their earlier soul jazz styles, and their tighter funkier electric one. The record was recorded live at the Roxy, and the group is augmented by Larry Carlton on guitar, who gives the tracks a nice razor edge at his best ... (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 wickedly funky album from Joao Donato – quite different than his earlier bossa sessions, and recorded in LA with a sweet jazzy bounce! The album's overflowing with great keyboard work – and Joao plays both piano and organ, in a group that includes percussion from Emil Richards, who ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Completely charming work from the great Dan Hicks – one of the few cats who could make us like music like this so much! Dan sings and plays rhythm guitar – and the group also fetaures vocals from Maryann Price – on titles that include "Long Come A Viper", "It's Not ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
Last Poets —
At Last ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good- ...
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Probably the rarest of all albums by the Last Poets – so rare that it often doesn't show up in lists of their work, and that it's never reissued with the frequency of their other early titles. Jalal is firmly in place by this point, and his hip rhyming poetry has brought a new level of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lesser-known work by Love – material recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together the Blue Thumb albums Out Here and False Start – plus a full album of previously unreleased live tracks! Both of the studio ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)
False Start ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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Later work from Love, and more of an Arthur Lee record than a true group effort – but still pretty nice! There's a hard rocking sound on most of the cuts – very fierce guitars, but also done with a nicely rhythmic approach that has less noodly bits than other groups of the time, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Out Here ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good+ 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
(Cover has some wear and small seam splits at the opening.)
An excellent little record from Hugh Masekela – cut right during that perfect time when he was mixing soul, funk, and just the right amount of jazz to keep things real! The record features some nice electric piano from Joe Sample, and the best cuts have a choppy funky groove. Some cuts have ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
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, with some light wear.)
A live set, recorded at the Troubadour – with titles that include "Walk To The Point", "Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave", "Just A Song", "Sad & Deep As You", "Only You & I Know", and "Look At You Look At Me" – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)
Dave Mason —
Headkeeper ... LP Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good ...
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Great work from the classic days of the National Lampoon Radio Hour – a really wonderful show that ran on FM radio, and parodied many of the ideals and themes of the post-hippie generation! The work here is done in an underground hip mode that would show up more strongly in the mainstream on ... (Comedy) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Later work by Tom Rapp – recorded after his early years with Pearls Before Swine, when Rapp was working on his own as a singer/songwriter, and really expanding his own unique musical vision. The album's got surprisingly full backings – very different than the rough folksy touches of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a small cut corner.)
Tight funky jazz from vocalist Ben Sidran – still very much in his best early mode, and playing with a really raw sound overall! Ben's vocals are in that down-home Mose Allison mode, but the real charm is the music – which features funky drums by Clyde Stubblefield, the man responsible ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Wonderful early work from Ben Sidran! The album's got a hip jazzy vocal style – similar to some of the best late 60s work by Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg, but also with New Orleans touches – as in the work of Mose Allison or Dr John! Sidran brings in a smoother, groovier feel than ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 the last albums that Ike & Tina cut together – a great set that's hard, raw, and soulful, with a good rootsy feel that makes them stand out against Ike & Tina's other albums from the time! 13 tracks in all, including "I've Been Loving You Too Long", "Mean Old ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam, ring wear, and edge wear.)
Tyrannosaurus Rex —
Unicorn ... LP Blue Thumb, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Titles include "The Seal Of Seasons", "Stones For Avalon", "She Was Born To Be My Unicorn", "Evenings Of Damask", and "Iscariot". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo Blue Thumb pressing, including the poster! Cover has some staple holes in one corner, in nice shape otherwise.)
Plenty of darkness here from Phil Upchurch – those great tones and notes he worked so well back in the 70s – all with that near-perfect quality that made him one of the most in-demand players of his day! The style here is a bit different than some of Phil's previous work in Chicago ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear and splitting.)
Booker White, Piano Red, Sleepy John Estes, etc —
Memphis Swamp Jam ... LP Blue Thumb, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
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A loose, laidback set that really lives up to the Swamp Jam title – with separate performances by Booker White, Piano Red, Nathan Beauregard, Sleepy John Estes, Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods, Napoleon Strickland, Furry Lewis, and RL Watson & Josiah Jones – each of whom get a few ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album