The title totally gets it right – as the album features sound library giants Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett coming completely full circle – emerging again to give us the same sort of grooves they recorded for KPM back in the 70s! The album's a new one, but it's got the complete sound ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime set of keyboard funk from the 70s – served up here by two of the mightiest forces on the UK sound library scene! Both Brian Bennett and Alan Hawkshaw have given us some tremendous sounds on other records – and here, they work on the Arp, alongside all the percussion promised ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy work from these two Brit sound library greats – loads of funky tunes, and great keyboards too – all served up in a massively funky record that was never issued to the public at large! Had this set hit the real record racks in 1974, it might well have challenged some of the ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some definite hot wax from the British sound library world of the 70s – even if the record wasn't issued to the public at the time! Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw, and John Fiddy each serve up tunes to match the title's promise of "the latest trends in production music" – which ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums cut by UK soul singer Marti Caine – oddly released on the BBC's own record label, even though the whole thing's got a relatively mainstream sound overall! Marti moves in a smooth groove that's part club, part modern soul – and the whole thing features production ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the crowning achievements of British arranger John Cameron – and perfectly titled too – given that John got his start in jazz, but also worked with plenty of British rock acts too – a legacy that comes together perfectly in this ultra-groovy set! The tunes are among some ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mystery movie in the best sort of 70s style – one in which there's lots of cool electric touches, and the overall sound is often more funky than spooky! James Clarke serves up a whole host of tracks that would have been right at home on the coolest cop shows of the 70s – with plenty ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A straight jazz set from KPM, but a great one too – a record that's a great mix of piano and vibes, handled in an almost MPS-ish sort of way! There's a few funky numbers here, and some great rhythms too – very dynamic grooves that are heavy on modal influences, and which really sparkle ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first solo set from Jamaica's first lady of song, who had a storied career long before this set dropped, both at Studio One and as one half of the dynamic duo of Bob & Marcia. Pure soulful sweetness meets easy rocking niceness on this fab set of lover's rock produced by Lloyd Charmers. (Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic set from sound library keyboard genius Alan Hawkshaw – one that's got a very positive, upbeat mix of acoustic and electric elements – and some mighty nice keys from the man himself! Alan's got ears here that open up channels of sound through territory that includes catchy ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very short themes from these two giants of the Brit sound library scene – some of them funky, some of sweet, all of them pretty darn great! Many numbers have a very stark, spare approach – one drum pattern, a slightly more complicated bassline, then more creative work on keyboards or ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nick Ingman's known to some for his groovy guitar instrumentals of the 60s – but here, he's at the top of the sound library game – serving up bigger group instrumentals in two different styles! Side one features "distinctive themes" – and has Ingman working a big band ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock —
Butterfly ... LP Columbia/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
A legendary pairing of talents – as Japanese jazz singer Kimiko Kasai works alongside Herbie Hancock – in a setting that's very much on the soul side of the spectrum! Both Herbie and Kimiko started out with a straighter jazz sound in their early years – but by the end of the 70s, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums from the 70s KPM sound library – a set that features loads of upbeat vocal numbers in harmony, conducted by two of the swingingest cats to ever work for the label! Vocal material is a bit unusual in the KPM world – which usually focused on the kind of ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo —
Feel My Love ... LP Salsoul/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)...
An obscure second set from the man who gave the world "Bounce Rock Skate Roll" – but a great one too! The album's got Vaughan Mason paired with Butch Dayo, in a way that brings a nice sort of back/forth feel to his usual roller skating groove – with results that are even more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest records ever made by singer Madeline Bell – even though it was never issued to the public at the time! Madeline Bell first broke big on the UK soul scene at the end of the 60s, and also sang famously on many studio sessions too – but here, she works alongside ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The instrumental version of the classic Sound Of Soul record from UK sound library genius Alan Parker – a record that was also served up with great vocals on another version from Madeline Bell! This set lets you hear all the wonderful grooves that Parker came up with for the series – ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully strange combination of musical elements – and one that really stands out because of that strangeness! Judith Ravitz is an Israeli singer, but she's also got a love for the music of Jorge Ben – and she recorded this sweet little set at a time when Jorge's backing group, A ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sleepy's Theme (Sleepy Brown) —
Vinyl Room ... LP Organized Noize/Be With (UK), 1998. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A stylistic triumph for southern hip hop soul hero Sleepy Brown – a late 90s throwback to smoky, sultry late 70s funk & soul in style and approach, but with the bright and thumping sound of the finest, most soul-steeped Organized Noize/dirty south hip hop of the time, a la peers and ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A modern soul masterpiece! Leon Ware had always been cutting great records, but the quality of this one's so high, it almost feels like he'd been waiting his entire life to record it! Leon gets some crucial help on the session – as the great Brazilian artist Marcos Valle joins in on ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Larry Jon Wilson – a singer who can be heartbreaking one minute, funky the next – all with a top-shelf sort of vibe that should have made him huge! We'd put Wilson in the company of genre-bending, not-really-country artists like Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius work from Larry Jon Wilson – one of those 70s artists who were always a bit hard to peg, and who never got full appreciation until many years later! Larry wasn't one of those guys working off in the "private press" underground – as this set was done for Monument ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album