Mid 80s soul from Detroit's Colonel Abrams – One of the first artists to take the then burgeoning house sound into the mainstream – paired up with nicely grooving modern soul vibe! Includes the his "Trapped" and "I'm Not Gonna Let", with those bright and bumping ... (Soul) read moreCD
A smooth little set from reedman Justo Almario – the player who cut some great work with Roy Ayers, and who's also been a key force in Latin jazz on the west coast! The set's got a sound that's a bit more mainstream fusion than some of Justo's other work – but a groove that's still ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Average White Band are most clearly associated with Atlantic Records during the 70s – and that label's genius move to record white soul acts for the crossover market – but this first album was recorded for MCA, and very much in the same vein as their later work. The record's not as ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most iconic rock and roll shows of all time – the late 70s farewell to The Band – and quite famously, much more final concert by an esteemed band, it's actually a rock, pop, folk, blues and soul summit that features The Band as the house band. This landmark document of the ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Gold CD pressing – from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab!)
Written and produced by Lauryn Hill. (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)
Mary J Blige —
Mary ... CD MCA, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Includes "All That I Can Say", "Deep Inside", "I'm In Love", "Time", "Not Lookin", "Your Child" and "Give Me You". (Soul) CD
Mary J Blige —
My Life ... LP Uptown/MCA, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
The stunning second album from Mary J Blige – a record that showed that both the singer and her new form of soul music were around to stay! Production is from Sean Combs and Chucky Thompson – very heavy on beats borrowed from the underground, but nicely tuned to the mainstream – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stunning second album from Mary J Blige – a record that showed that both the singer and her new form of soul music were around to stay! Production is from Sean Combs and Chucky Thompson – very heavy on beats borrowed from the underground, but nicely tuned to the mainstream – ... (Soul) read moreCD
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that' ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)
A stone club classic from the early 80s – one of the best mainstream groovers of the post-disco years! Cheatham's a percussionist by trade, but really comes off with something extra here – a smoothly soulful groove that's sublime from start to finish – no filler, no cliches, just ... (Soul) read moreCD
Patsy Cline —
Showcase ... LP MCA, 1961. Very Good+ ...
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Classic sounds from Patsy Cline – and an album that will definitely open up your understanding of her music! Patsy Cline Showcase features a few of the hits you might expect – "Crazy", "I Fall To Pieces", and "Walkin After Midnight" – but it also ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of tracks from the Impulse vaults. Includes work by the classic quartet – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums – plus work with Eric Dolphy, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Roy Haynes. (Jazz) CD
An overlooked gem from The Controllers – one issued a bit late to be part of the classic wave of group soul, but a set that's still overflowing with really old school harmonies! The Controllers really have a wonderful way of putting over a ballad – letting things build slow and mellow, ... (Soul) read moreCD
The classic track from the Spike Lee's "Crooklyn". What more can you ask for – Masta Ace, Special Ed, and Buckshot all at the top of their skills and production from A Tribe Called Quest. (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, bit of red marker on one label.)
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
Nathan East on bass & synthesizer, John Robinson on drums, Michael Landau on guitar, Lenny Castro on percussion, Joe Sample on piano & synthesizer, Wilton Felder on saxophone & Larry Williams on synthesizer. (Jazz) CD
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of amazing all-star albums from Chess Records – back to back on a single CD! First up is Two Great Guitars – in which Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry come together in a really unique album for Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given all the groundbreaking ... (Blues) read moreCD
10 1/2 ... CD MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ...
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The Dramatics hit an 80s groove mood here – and as on their clubbier sides from the end of the 70s, the vocals are still wonderful – and more than anything, the set's a strong soul-based set that still has the group at the top of their game! Ballads actually sparkle the best here ... (Soul) read moreCD
The Dramatics hit an 80s groove mood here – and as on their clubbier sides from the end of the 70s, the vocals are still wonderful – and more than anything, the set's a strong soul-based set that still has the group at the top of their game! Ballads actually sparkle the best here ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and is bent a bit at the bottom right corner.)
The third album from Eric B & Rakim – absolute classic MC/DJ duo hip hop and maybe their most solid from beginning end, as impossible as that should've been after high bars they set with Paid In Full & Follow The Leader! By this point, Rakim was firmly established as one of hip hop's ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Monster stuff – and some killer straight-ahead afro funk jams from Fela! The set's got 2 albums on 1 CD, with stellar remastering, a great looking package – and the kind of insanely funky work you'd expect from the master. The Opposite People album has 2 long cuts – "Opposit ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
This was originally released as a 10 inch and is a live recording from 1952 in Pasadena. The Tony Scott selections were added to make this particular record. The Gray and Gordon tracks are "The Chase" and "The Steeple-Chase" and the Tony Scott songs include "Milt To The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The best work by Guy – one of those soul groups that showed up on the scene just when we'd lost faith in soul groups, and breathed whole new life into the harmony format! The trio was a key part of Teddy Riley's new jack sound – but they had a deeper quality that's helped them last ... (Soul) read moreCD
(BMG music club pressing.)
III ... LP MCA, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ...
A catchy slice of mid 80s soul from Randy Hall – an excellent musician who handles quite a bit of the instrumentation, on top of being a charismatic singer – and this one's produced by Ray Parker Jr, whose ear for catchy hooks is in top form! Hall spins a lot of plates on his own ... (Soul) read moreCD
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
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 moreCD
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett ... (Blues) read moreCD
Ahmad Jamal —
Awakening ... CD Impulse/MCA, 1970. Used ...
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A mindblowing album from Ahmad Jamal – a fantastic start to the 70s, and a set of music that shows just how far the pianist had come in just a few short years! The album's all acoustic, but has some of that spacious flow that Jamal would bring to his work on Fender Rhodes – with an ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first album from the Jazzyfatnastees – a stripped-down assemblage of beats, keys, and wickedly soulful vocals! The set's got a really spare approach that's different than their later work – really letting the focus on the vocals take root, as the girls' incredible voices play back ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)
Magic ... LP MCA, 1987. Near Mint- ...
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The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Essential early work by Elton John – tracks that include "Bennie & The Jets", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", "Your Song", "Honky Cat", "Daniel", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks of the blacksploitation era – served up with some incredible grooves from maestro JJ Johnson! The album's got a non-stop, hard-hitting groove that ranks it with the best of its time – and which is arguably even better, because most of the record isn't ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks of the blacksploitation era – served up with some incredible grooves from maestro JJ Johnson! The album's got a non-stop, hard-hitting groove that ranks it with the best of its time – and which is arguably even better, because most of the record isn't ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print. Pressed up in a very cool LP-styled cover! Also comes with a small reproduction of the movie poster!)
A pretty southern-fried soundtrack – arranged and conducted by Bill Justis, with a few vocal numbers by Jerry Reed, and designed to accompany one of Burt Reynolds' darkest moments of the 70s! One of the best parts of the record is that it's got some CB dialogue from the film, interspersed ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album