It must have cost Barrabas plenty to make the heart-shaped manhole on the cover of this album – but given the sound of the grooves, the money was well worth it! The set's a fair bit tighter than their earliest work from Spain – but also a great direction for their styles – one ... (Soul) read moreCD
A smoking live set from the Butterfield Blues Band – and like all the group's work, as much of a jazz and soul album as a blues one! Butterfield drew his inspiration from the Chicago bluesmen, it's true – but his style also has plenty of echoes of New Orleans soul, Memphis R&B, and ... (Rock) read moreCD
A beautiful album by Ron Carter – and quite rare, too! The record features a group that's got a nice 70s modal soul jazz sound – with players that include Herbie Hancock on acoustic and electric piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Sam Brown on guitar, and both Billy Cobham and Grady Tate on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The complete Elektra singles of Harry Chapin – one of the key song-storytellers of the 70s – and an artist whose style paved the way for countless others to come! Harry began in a more folksy way, but was often more personal with his topics – using the first or third person, ... (Rock) read moreCD
A classic set of spiritual fusion from this short-lived allstar group Compost – featuring Harold Vick, Bob Moses, Jumma Santos, and Jack DeJohnette! Vick's at his moody soulful best here, in a mode that's similar to his Strata East work – and the record also features occasional vocals ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Larry Coryell —
Basics ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ...
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Early work from guitar genius Larry Coryell – and a set that's maybe not as basic as you'd guess from the title! Larry's clearly out to state himself right from the very first note – in guitar modes that seem to draw equally from jazz, blues, and rock – and which are produced ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Larry Coryell —
Offering ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ...
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A fantastic record from guitarist Larry Coryell – one that maybe has him shedding some of the more rockish tendencies of his roots, while finding the way forward in a searing, searching style of funky jazz! There's almost a Flying Dutchman sort of righteousness to the record – as Larry ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Larry Coryell tries out his vocal chops a bit on this album with his classic group from the early 70s – but the main "voice" on the record is still his wonderfully tight guitar – which has a beautifully sharp sound throughout! When Coryell sings, he almost seems to be doing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Guitarist Larry Coryell really changes it up from before – shedding both some of his electric modes and his vocal inclinations – and also working with a completely different group, who give the record a very unusual sound! Coryell plays a lot of acoustic guitar here, in addition to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Larry Coryell —
Return ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ...
A great entry in the ever-diverse catalog of guitarist Larry Coryell in the 70s – a set that has him both returning to Vanguard Records, and to more electric modes than on a few previous records – and also working with the sons of Dave Brubeck in a nicely tight mode! The album's maybe ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Country Joe & The Fish —
Reunion ... CD Fantasy/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ...
The last proper LP by San Francisco psych rock trailblazers Country Joe & The Fish – and the only album since late 60s with the classic early line-up back together! It's good stuff too, recorded for Fantasy with an unpretentious ear for country rock and unfussy folk-blues-rock hybrid ... (Rock) read moreCD
Funky funky Don Ellis – a great set of electric groovers released at the same time that Don scored big with his soundtrack for The French Connection! As you'd guess from the title, the feel here is quite similar – funky electric big band jazz, with a very hip 70s action soundtrack feel ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the great underappreciated and hugely prescient jangly guitar rock bands of the 80s – and this might be their best album! Guadalcanal Diary hail from Marietta, GA and often get lumped in with the fertile Athens, GA scene at the time, and they definitely share a some common traits with ... (Rock) read moreCD
Overlooked genius from Noel Harrison – best known as son of actor Rex Harrison, but presented here in a flurry of excellent LA recordings from the late 60s! Noel's clearly working in a style that's influenced by Fred Neil, Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen, and some of the other more thoughtful ... (Rock) read moreCD
Some of our favorite work ever from the mighty Lee Hazlewood – material recorded under his own name for Reprise Records – during a stretch when he was also producing for the label with Nancy Sinatra and Dean Martin! The 2CD set features 3 full albums, plus great bonus tracks too – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Holy Modal Rounders in all of their glory – weirder and even more hard to define than ever before – but maybe a bit more focused and tuneful than during the time that founders Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber spent in the Fugs! The group here also includes the young Sam Shepard ... (Rock) read moreCD
Both full Warner Brothers albums by this excellent group – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Vehicle – the debut album from Ides Of March – a group who will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it' ... (Rock) read moreCD
A pair of classics from one of the best saxophonists in soul music – back to back on a single CD! First up is an Instant Groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping ... (Soul) read moreCD
John Klemmer —
Hush ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1981. Used ...
Sly and subtle soul from saxophonist John Klemmer – a set that's somewhat smooth, but still filled with a great deal of feeling – and just the right blend of Klemmer's earlier searching style with some of the more soul-inspired modes of his later years. Klemmer plays tenor, soprano sax ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ramsey Lewis —
Salongo ... CD Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1976. Used ...
A tremendous little record, and one of the funky 70s sets that Ramsey Lewis recorded with Earth Wind & Fire! Well, not Earth Wind & Fire entirely – but the Kalimba Productions team of Maurice White and Charles Stepney that gave the group its sound – plus a nice sprinkling of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet 70s grooves from Ramsey Lewis – a set cut smack dab in the middle of his glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two Cotillion classics from Screaming Lord Sutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends – an album that's almost equally well-known for its work by a host of famous guests – including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and others! Page is ... (Rock) read moreCD
Great second-chapter work from Lonnie Mack – brought together here with his 1963 debut as well! That album is the first – The Wham Of That Memphis Man – a killer blend of southern soul and rockabilly grit from Lonnie Mack – his first album and a really incredible effort ... (Rock) read moreCD
A trio of classics from this groundbreaking group! First up is Living With The Animals – fantastic early work from Mother Earth – one of those special late 60s groups who emerged out of the rock, folk, and blues scenes – but who somehow managed to make a very special sound of ... (Rock) read moreCD
A completely different album than some of the earlier work from funky drummer Idris Muhammad – but a set that's completely wonderful in its own sort of way! Muhammad's drums are still right on the money, and able to move with even more quick-stepping power than before – set up in these ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very early work from singer Tracy Nelson – done years before her greater fame in the group Mother Earth, and with a folksy, stripped-down style that's mighty nice! The set's one of a handful of folk classics that Prestige Records issued in the 60s – material that's way hipper than some ... (Rock) read moreCD
Friends ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ...
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Pat Rebillot —
Free Fall ... CD Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. Used ...
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A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Live material from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – recorded in small clubs in the Midwest, very much the sort of venues from which they sprang! There's as much of a no-nonsense vibe going on here as on their studio albums, and maybe even a bit more grit overall – especially on the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Siegel Schwall Band —
953 West ... CD Wooden Nickel/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ...
The album's title is a reference to an address on the north side of Chicago – 953 West Belmont Ave – somewhat gritty at the time the album was recorded, now not too far from a giant Target discount store! Yet the address, the cover, and the overall presentation are a great example of ... (Rock) read moreCD
A fond farewell to the Siegel Schwall Band, as you might guess from the title – one last studio effort from the group, before Corky Siegel took off on his solo career, and Jim Schwall concentrated on farming! The set's a bit different than the rest of their initial albums for Wooden Nickel ... (Rock) read moreCD
Early work from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – one of the better blue-eyed blues groups to ever come out of the Windy City! Like their contemporaries, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, these guys started with a real love of the music, and worked very close to the source – earning their ... (Rock) read moreCD
Siegel Schwall Band —
Shake ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1968. New Copy ...
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The Siegel Schwall Band are still kicking it hard here – playing with a surprisingly gritty vibe, maybe thanks in part to production from the great Sam Charters – who'd handled so many great blues sessions over the years! But we're guessing that at this point, the group didn't even ... (Rock) read moreCD
The debut album from a group who became a seminal bridge on the Chicago scene in the 60s – a blue-eyed blues quartet who got their start on the south side, then helped bring the music up north! The group have an edge here that's sharper than you might expect – maybe in part because the ... (Rock) read moreCD
A classic set from this legendary Chicago group of the early 70s – a combo led by Jim Schwall and Corky Siegel – two blue-eyed Windy City musicians who were unabashedly in love with the blues music of their scene! Unlike some of the later crossover blues albums of the 70s, these guys ... (Rock) read moreCD
The Siegel Schwall Band change things up a bit here – leaving behind the rootsy Sam Charters production of their first few albums for the the heady sound of Dunwich – and picking up just a bit of electric piano and electric bass in the process! The style is still rooted in blues, but ... (Rock) read moreCD
Siegel Schwall Band —
Sleepy Hollow ... CD Wooden Nickel/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ...
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Nothing sleepy here, as the Siegel Schwall Band are very much in the lean, bluesy territory that made them such a standout act on the Chicago scene of the 70s! These guys have a real Old Town blend of folk roots and blues inspirations – never trying to force things with either too much ... (Rock) read moreCD
Space jazz for the 70s – a classic batch of synthesizer fusion from keyboardist Robert Mason, whose groove here is totally great! The album's got rhythms that are rooted in rock, but executed in jazz – making for a chunky, funky sound that really helps this album cross over nicely! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A smooth groover from Stanley Turrentine's early 80s years – and like a lot of electric jazz sessions from the time, a record that's got more than a few R&B touches! The Turrentine sound on the tenor is still very firmly in place – stepping out amidst the backings with that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jazzy soul all the way through – and a great little album from Lenny White and the Twennynine combo – a group that features some especially great keyboards from the great Don Blackman! The style here's a bit like some of Blackman's own work – rooted in fusion, but focused towards ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great little album by Lenny White – nicely restrained in the best moments, with less of the heavy-hitting fusion sound that you'd hear on his other albums – and even done with a strong current of funk, which really sends the whole thing home in a great way! Space jazz maestro Pat ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's ... (Jazz) read moreCD