The first full album from The Beau Brummels – an early Autumn Records effort before their headier days at Warner – cut with a style that could well make the group a key force to stop the British Invasion of the 60s! There's a great sense of jangle-pop throughout – a slight twang ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ben ... LP Vertigo/Trading Places (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
The only album ever issued by Ben – one of the more obscure groups from the Canterbury scene, and one of the jazziest too! The group start the set with a tune by Keith Jarrett, then soar through a mostly instrumental batch of tracks – all long, with razor-sharp time changes, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Catapilla ... LP Vertigo/Trading Places (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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A tremendous debut from a group who've clearly got as many hands at work as the creature from which they take their name – a really deft blend of prog rock, fusion, and some occasional hard rock touches – served up here on two especially nice long tracks that bracket each end of the set! ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Changes ... LP Vertigo/Trading Places (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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Mindblowing work from Catapilla – one of the most striking groups on the legendary Vertigo label – and an act who seemed to be a perfect fit for its groundbreaking mix of sounds! Catapilla are definitely prog, but have their own sort of vision too – one that comes across ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – with the shaped die-cut cover of the original!)
An obscure set of work from George Clinton and the P-Funk empire – a selection of live material from years when George wasn't hitting the studio as much, but still doing great concerts all around the globe! There's not much in the way of dates or players here, but if you caught a Clinton ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited color vinyl pressing!)
Mike Cooper —
Oh Really!? ... LP Pye/Trading Places (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
An early classic from British guitarist Mike Cooper – an artist who was part of that unique moment of mid 60s British blues – part folk, part rock, and with a quality that definitely paved the way for many other modes to come! The set has Mike Cooper mostly on guitar and vocals, in a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest records from this Bay Area electronic duo – a set that features a mix of analogue instruments with mono synths and Lyricons – including the Lyricon Electronic Wind Instrument – which is kind of a mix of analogue electronics and clarinet! The set was recorded on ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual record for Astrud Gilberto – one that has her updating her older sound by working with Philly producer Vince Montana! The approach blends Montana's Philly club in with Astrud's gently bossa-schooled vocals – in a way that glides along nicely and offers the same sort of disco- ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Head Machine —
Orgasm ... LP Pye/Trading Places (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
An album of legendary status from the UK scene of the late 60s – although one that never got the banning by the BBC that it was hoping for! The whole thing was put together as a sex-based concept album – with an ultra-racy name and double-entendre song titles – almost a cash-in ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heron ... LP Dawn/Trading Places (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
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A beautiful batch of British folk tunes from Heron – and a really unique album that was actually recorded outside in a field – which makes for a very different sound! The music might be dubbed "acid folk", but it's got a slightly warmer, slightly redemptive quality – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy late 60s pop from Samantha Jones – a British singer who's working here with some great arrangements and productions from UK maestro Mark Wirtz! The sound here is a great bridge between the sweeter styles of UK Brit pop in the 60s and some of the hipper ones to come in the 70s – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly strong set from Osibisa – one that's got a full, rich, soulful feel – much better than we might have expected for an album recorded at the Royal Festival Hall! The venue's no surprise, though, given that Osibisa were clearly on top of their game at the time – and ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bridget St John —
Thank You For ... LP Dandelion/Trading Places (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A slight shift in styles for British singer/songwriter Bridget St John – an album that shakes off a few of the folksy touches of earlier years, but still retains all the dark corners that make her work so great! A few tracks on the album have Bridget working with more traditional ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great live work from Gil Scott-Heron – and somewhat essential, too – as the set features recordings from a time when Gil wasn't working for any other record labels! The quality of the set is wonderful – although the man was a bit out of the limelight at the time, he could still ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forget any sort of royalist idea you might have about the "sir" in these guys' name – as the group's from Brooklyn, and they're a searing hard rock group from the start of the 70s – one who did some heavy work touring with Black Sabbath at the start of the 70s, then cut this ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from Tear Gas – a Scottish group who never got the same sort of credit as some of their UK contemporaries at the start of the 70s – but who really made a few great records on their own! This set's got a strange mix of California currents with some of the post-psyche ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ultrafunk ... LP Contempo/Trading Places (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
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A rare bit of funk from the mid 70s UK scene – cut with a groove that's got plenty of blacksploitation soundtrack touches! UltraFunk were most likely a studio group assembled for the session – but they've got a tight sound that makes them perfect for serving up the mix of grooves in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album