The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the ... (Rock) read moreCD
India Arie —
Worthy ... CD BMG, 2019. New Copy ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that's overflowing with love and message – often both tied together at once – as India Arie hits territory that's maybe even more directly political than before – pushing her personal spirit to answer some of the challenges of the moment, sometimes with individual effort, ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Given their longstanding love of classic funk, The Bamboos are definitely night time people – but this time around, maestro Lance Ferguson also seems to have opened up their groove – pushing things with a stronger, bolder vibe that might well give the group the long-overdue ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Count Basie with Oliver Nelson —
Afrique ... CD Flying Dutchman/BMG (France), 1971. Used ...
One of the deepest albums that Count Basie ever recorded – thanks to some great arrangements and backings by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's working in the same groovy mode he used with Jimmy Smith's excellent Verve sessions – and although the record doesn't have the same sort of star soloist ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare French session from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – with a quintet that includes Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Henri Renaud on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Isola on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Diahann Carroll gets some classy backings here – arrangements from Ralph Burns that really make these tunes come alive! Carroll's vocals are always great, but they seem to sparkle even more here than on other early albums – as Burns' backings feature unusual instrumentation and odd ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
10 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. Titles include "You Are My Starship", ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great trio music from Chick Corea – a set that perhaps overstates its understatedness in the title and cover – but a really nice change from some of Chick's slicker electric lines of years past! The group here features Corea on acoustic piano, bass from Miroslav Vitous, and drums from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Boogie Down Productions DJ D-Nice steps out masterfully on Call Me D-Nice – his first solo album and solid dawn of the 90s hip hop album that stands up strongly today! D-Nice doesn't attempt to carry the socio-political tone of BDP or KRS-One for the most part – "Glory" being ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A later set from The Dazz Band, but a great one too – as the group here almost return to their best modes of the early 80s – working with superproducer Deodato in a set of mighty tight grooves! There's a lean, clean funky vibe to the set – that snapping approach to a cut that ... (Soul) read moreCD
We're not sure we're ready to call Raheem DeVaughn the love king – he'd have to face down Barry White and Marvin Gaye for that title – and he's actually given us more than a decade of music (we've been following him since his early self-released days) – but these are all hardly ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A mighty hefty collection of work from Australia's wonderful Easybeats – a group so great, they almost challenged the British Invasion of the 60s from their position in the Pacific! The set's got plenty of classics from the group, but also features a number of more obscure cuts too – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
El Gran Combo —
40 Aniversario ... CD BMG, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded in 1962, and a mix of classic baiao and forro tracks by Gonzaga, done with a bit more sophistication than on other albums – and some excellent production that has a strong echoey quality. Titles include "O Veio Macho", "Passaro Carao", "Forro De Ze ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Well, Hawk isn't really in Paris on this one – as the album was recorded in New York, with backings by Manny Albam – but the spirit of Paris is very much alive on the tunes, which are a mixture of postwar French favorites, and others that have a similar sound. Albam's backings are ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Sons ... CD BMG, 2019. New Copy ...
A fierce full-on blend of rock and soul from The Heavy – not to be confused with Heavy, the more soul-based combo from a decade back! These guys are determined to cross over big, with a sound that really fits their look on the cover – a tight, sometimes tuff, blend of guitar, bass, and ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Sons ... LP BMG, 2019. New Copy ...
A fierce full-on blend of rock and soul from The Heavy – not to be confused with Heavy, the more soul-based combo from a decade back! These guys are determined to cross over big, with a sound that really fits their look on the cover – a tight, sometimes tuff, blend of guitar, bass, and ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Phyllis Hyman's nicely balanced here between the two key sides of her early career at its best – working with straight soul production from Chuck Jackson, and slightly more complicated grooves handled by Norman Connors! The pair really bring a nice sense of balance to the record, and in a ... (Soul) read moreCD
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – and Crown Of Creation was both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-based songs that build ... (Rock) read moreCD
A solid overview of RCA material from Evelyn Champagne King – from the disco era hits, catchy club soul, and synth soaked 80s grooves! Evelyn's sound is usually upbeat and catchy, but she's does her thing and more measured and and smoothed out soul numbers, and bass & synth grooves in ... (Soul) read moreCD
A strong 70s set from Linda Lewis – her first for Arista, and a date that has her picking up a fuller style than before! The arrangements here are by Bert DeCoteaux, who brings in plenty of soul – and Linda's working in modes that run from the simple, personal style of her Warner years ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print – includes obi. Reissue also contains a replica of the full inner sleeve – plus all the American cover art as an insert too!)
Damn nice work from Linda Lewis – a set that almost has her settling down more as a soul singer than previous albums, shaking off some of the more crossover styles of her roots! Linda's got some very heavy help on the record – as it features production from Allen Toussaint, Bert ... (Soul) read moreCD
A wonderful soundtrack to one of our favorite American films of the 60s – the amazing Two For The Road, scored here beautifully by Henry Mancini! Mancini does a wonderful job of hitting the perfect blend of sentiment and whimsy to match the movie – offering some tunes that have a solid ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Need we really say anything about Billy – the smooth soul hit-maker of the 80s? Titles include "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car", "Here's To You", "Love Zone", "I Sleep Much Better In Someone Else's Bed", "The Colour Of Love", "Licens ... (Soul) read moreCD
Brilliant work by Omar – his 3rd album, supposedly a real break-out effort, but a record that disappeared almost immediately, thanks to poor handling by the label! The record's an excellent batch of instant-classic soul tracks – done with a modern production twist, but still very much ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a small promo sticker in one corner.)
OMD (Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
English Electric ... LP BMG, 2013. Near Mint- ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fast-riffing post-punk jazz from Pigbag – captured here at their lean and stripped-down best! The album's the group's first, and has them working in a flurry of spontaneous horn parts – saxes, trumpet, and trombone leaping together with a skittish energy that's kind of a jazz-based ... (Rock) read moreCD
The incredible first album from Popul Vuh – some of the coolest, moogiest work to come from the German scene in the early 70s – and a record that's filled with loads of wonderful analogue electronics – spun out over these long, spacey extrapolations – and magically mixed ... (Rock) read moreCD
A wonderful album from Popol Vuh – a set based on their initial soundtrack material for the Werner Herzog film of the same name, but one that also stretches out in a lot of new directions, too – with longer songs that really open up, although always strongly in the spirit of the ... (Rock) read moreCD
A leaner lineup of Popul Vuh – mostly guitar and piano or keyboard lines, mixed with percussion – but a record that also has some of the group's most tuneful moments of the early 70s – and a sound that really shows them moving forward with a new sort of energy! Most of the tracks ... (Rock) read moreCD
A fantastic package – featuring the first five albums from this legendary group – all pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a big box set! First up is Affenstunde – some of the coolest, moogiest work to come from the German scene in the early 70s – and a record that's filled with ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great step forward for Popul Vuh – a set that's still filled with all the amazing electronics of the group's previous records, but which also has even more focus and tunefulness too – yet all in a way that's still pretty darn far out overall! The album's got a slightly spiritual bent ... (Rock) read moreCD
The spooky soundtrack to Werner Herzog's remake of Nosferatu from the late 70s – featuring a spare, moody score that's quite different than some of Popul Vuh's other work. The music almost seems to bubble out of the ground like Nosferatu himself coming out of his coffin in the minutes after ... (Rock) read moreCD
A rare early European jazz moment – and a very cool combo! The group is led by the mighty Fats Sadi on vibes – later of Clarke/Boland fame – and the group features Maurice Vander on piano, Roger Guerin on trumpet, and Bobby Jaspar on tenor! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
2 classics by Nina Simone! Nina Sings The Blues is a gem from 1967 – featuring Nina caught right at a point when she was hipping up her groove even more, and when she had backing by Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Lucas, and Ernest Hayes. Tracks include "I Want A Little Sugar In My ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Maybe one of the sweetest tunes ever written by Suicide – but a track that still feels very much like the best sort of genius to come from the hands of Alan Vega and Martin Rev! The tune has a slow keyboard line moving up and down, brittle beats, and Vega almost trying to make a Roy Orbison-l ... (Rock) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited indie exclusive – on 45 rpm orange vinyl!)
Suicide ... CD Red Star/BMG, 1976. New Copy ...
On July 26, 2019
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles ... (Rock) read moreCD
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "The Creator Had A Master Plan", "Definitition Of A King", "How U Figga?", "You Know How To Make Me", "Kings Are People Too", and "Movin On Em (remix)". Production courtesy a Pre-Puffy Deric D-Dot Angelettie. (Hip Hop) CD
A really great side of work from the great Hank Williams – one that not only adds to the too-small catalog of studio recordings he made before his early death, but which also shows just how much the young Hank lived in the everyday lives of his fans! Williams sold plenty of records back in ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A really great side of work from the great Hank Williams – one that not only adds to the too-small catalog of studio recordings he made before his early death, but which also shows just how much the young Hank lived in the everyday lives of his fans! Williams sold plenty of records back in ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album