Some of the most unique soul music you'll ever hope to hear – recorded by a pair of artists who mostly worked in Buffalo, New York during the 70s – with a very odd style that's completely their own! We'd quickly place the duo of Jesse Key and Sylvester Cleary in territory that would ... (Soul) read moreCD
Grupo Magnetico —
Positivo ... CD Athens Of The North (UK), 2018. New Copy ...
An album recorded in Scotland, but done with all the strong fire as some of our favorite Latin classics from the New York scene! These guys are fantastic, right from the start – tight percussion, mighty sharp horns, and this great use of Fender Rhodes that recalls those late 70s moments when ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Andrew White really takes the "bio" in the title seriously here – as the set doesn't just present his music, but also a fair bit of his life as well! The album features a few different instances of White on radio or on stage – and the first part is a 2018 radio program that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic funk from 9th Creation – a group who really tighten up their sound for this record, but still stay as wonderful as before! There's a totally right-on-the-money vibe to the whole thing – like the best Wayne Henderson/At Home productions from the late 70s – or maybe that ... (Soul) read moreCD
Damn funky work from 9th Creation – a group who recorded this set for the mostly-disco Prelude label, but who still serve up the same heavy sound as their earlier work! There's a tightness here that few other groups can touch – that special magic that you can hear when a larger funk ... (Soul) read moreCD
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California ... (Soul) read moreCD
Never-heard recordings from Andrew White – two John Coltrane tributes from the 70s, plus more big band material too! First up is a performance at Carnegie Hall in 1976 – with White arrangements of Coltrane tunes, performed by a large ensemble that has Andrew doing some really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Andrew White has always been one of the most enigmatic saxophone players in the world – and one of his most compelling enigmas is his love of repetition – his way of handling the same song in so many different ways, and really unlocking the magic of jazz in the process! Here, White ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Reedman Andrew White dusts the mothballs off some tapes in the vaults – and comes up with some really great recordings in the process! The set begins with a series of variations on a single theme – most with Andrew just on piano, instead of his usual saxophone. The next section ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Heavenly soul doesn't get any more heavenly than this! Al Green's at the height of his powers here – working in that wonderfully smooth, wonderfully warm style that made his early 70s material so wonderful! This album's maybe slightly less iconic than some of Green's other titles for Hi ... (Soul) read moreCD
Ann Peebles sings straight from the heart on this classic early set for Hi Records – a record that's to female vocals what Al Green's work of the time meant to male soul! As with Green's Hi Records of the time, Willie Mitchell is firmly in charge of production and backings – working ... (Soul) read moreCD
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more ... (Reggae) read moreCD
It's Dance Time, Memphis style – thanks to a hip album of instrumentals from the great Willie Mitchell! This one's actually a bit rougher around the edges than some of Willie's other work, with strong guitar and groovy organ, very much in a Booker T & The MGs mode! The tracks groove ... (Soul) read moreCD
Ann Peebles —
Tellin' It ... CD Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1975. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
It's the mid 70s, but Ann's still very much in classic form – with thanks to arrangements and production by Willie Mitchell and backing by Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson, and James Mitchell – and sultry, soulful vocals from Ann! There's a bit more of a groove-oriented production style here ... (Soul) read moreCD
OV Wright's getting a bit smooth, but still sounding great – working here with really full backings from Willie Mitchell, at a level that's a bit more upbeat than his previous album at Hi Records! There's a bit more of a groove on these tunes, but most are still miles from the dancefloor ... (Soul) read moreCD
Raw Memphis style soul instrumentals from trumpeter/arranger Willie Mitchell and the Hi Records crew – a pretty fascinating chapter in the prime Hi Records story! Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On was also released under the title Soul Serenede at one point, and it's really a showcase for some tight, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Classic Hi material from Ann Peebles! If This Is Heaven is a few years later than the much loved early 70s material, but she's still working in a killer groove – and with sweet. warm arrangements from Willie Mitchell. Ann's voice is teeming with emotion and strength, and track here ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great litle early album from Ann Peebles – rawer than most of her more familiar stuff, with a gutbuckety soul quality that really keeps things fresh! We always love Ann's work, but in these early years she has a deep soul vibe that few other singers can touch – a level that easily ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great work from OV Wright – one of the few singers who was still strongly carrying the Hi Records torch at the end of the 70s! Although Wright had sometimes been bluesier in the past, his late 70s Hi sides have a much mellower, mature sort of feel – a ripening of the seeds in his ... (Soul) read moreCD
Al Green explores your mind – then moves onto your heart, your soul, and everything in between! The album's a classic in the best Hi Records tradition – and features Al moving into a style that's even more spiritual than before – serving up the sublime tracks "Take Me To The ... (Soul) read moreCD
Al Green —
Call Me ... CD Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1972. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Al Green, 1973 – what could be better? The king of Memphis soul is at the height of his powers here – working in a setting that yielded less chart hits than some of his other albums for Hi Records, but which is still as sublime as the rest – thanks to an undeniable studio magic ... (Soul) read moreCD
Hard to go wrong with Al Green at this point – 1973, when the mighty one was at the height of his secular soul powers – and when the sweetly compressed production style of Willie Mitchell just couldn't miss! There's a homey, earthy feel to the record that's really great – a sound ... (Soul) read moreCD
Easily our favorite album ever by Ann Peebles – not just for the beathead title track, but also because it seems to be the one record where she brings a bit something extra to the studio! The sound is certainly in the classic Hi Records mode here – thanks to production by Willie ... (Soul) read moreCD
Warm wonderfulness from the great Al Green – a record that may have a pale-looking cover, but a set that's one of Green's most deeply soulful albums ever! There's a grace and a glow to the set right from the very first note – that really unique presentation and performance that makes ... (Soul) read moreCD
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – and a great CD that brings together his rare 2nd and 3rd albums for the Prestige label! The work here is quite different than some of Moondog's later, more serious compositions – in a mode that's much earthier, personal, and spontaneous ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Jeff Tweedy —
Warm ... CD dBpm, 2018. New Copy ...
A truthfully titled solo effort Jeff Tweedy – a mostly acoustic set of songcraft from one of the most consistently strong songwriters and bandleaders in modern rock! Aside from his son Spencer on drums throughout, Jeff does most of the singing and playing himself, on songs that seem to be ... (Rock) read moreCD
A cool little set – one that brings together both of the Ponderosa-themed Christmas albums from the 60s! First up is Christmas On The Ponderosa – on which Ben, Hoss, Little Joe and all of the Ponderosa wish you a Merry Christmas – and if we weren't already pure suckers for the ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
One of the spookiest soundtracks ever crafted by one of our favorite film composers of all time! Francois DeRoubaix always had this amazing style to his music – unlike anyone else, especially in the way he could blend together spare acoustic elements and unusual sonic and electronic touches! ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Herb Alpert remakes himself again – taking all the best tunes from his classic years on A&M records, then fitting them to contemporary grooves – all at a level that's a bit like some of the Verve Remixed projects from years back, but even better! These aren't remixes, but new ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
A trio of wonderful records – plus rare bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Oh Good Grief – one of the coolest, grooviest albums that pianist Vince Guaraldi ever recorded – a set that's got the same Peanuts theme as his earlier dates for Fantasy Records, but which also ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pianist Denny Zeitlin never fails to make us smile – and on an album like this, recorded many years after he first brought a new brightness to the world of jazz piano, we're still amazed at how he can unlock so many special moments with effortless ease! Zeitlin's always completely himself, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most dynamic Christmas albums you'd ever hope to buy – mostly because the approach here is based around the frenetic jazz style of the legendary reedman Albert Ayler! The group here is the Witches & Devils group of saxophonist Mars Williams – a combo who take their name ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
A hugely expanded version of The Supremes classic Merry Christmas album from 1965 – presented here with full stereo and mono mixes, a new 2017 mix, and even bonus tracks too! The core album was one of THE classic Motown Christmas albums of the 60s – a mighty statement of Holiday pride ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
A sweet country Christmas from Lynn Anderson – a set that may not be as well-known as Holiday records by Johnny Cash or Buck Owens, but which we'd put in a similar high spot in our collection! Lynn does a great job with the material – bringing in just the right sort of "Blue ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
5CDs, and a set of great soundtracks to early films by director Federico Fellini – music that forever set the standard for a new generation of film composers! First up is La Strada – the brilliant mid 50s filled that starred a young Giulettia Masini as one of the saddest clowns ever to ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep ... (Rock) read moreCD
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is ... (Rock) read moreCD
Bass Culture, but way more than that too – as the album is a classic kernel of wisdom from the great Linton Kwesi Johnson – done up in the mix of spoken and sung passages that always made his records so unique! Dennis Bovell handles the backing and mixing – with lots of nice ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Late 60s grooves from The Birds – the British Birds, not the American Byrds – featuring young Ronnie Wood! This collection brings together all four of The Birds extremely rare 1964-1965 Decca singles, along with ten unreleased demos, alternate takes, and unissued rarities. They never ... (Rock) read moreCD
The jazz community here is pretty small – just a sextet, but one that had a huge impact on the Swiss jazz scene at the time! The group have a vibe that's maybe a bit earlier than the date of the material here – maybe more like some of the early 70s expressions from the American, German ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The incredible debut of John Martyn – a set that's surprisingly spare and stripped-down compared to later work, but which already shows that genius that set Martyn apart from most of his contemporaries! The approach is similar to the style used with contemporaries Bert Jansch and John ... (Rock) read moreCD
A very full-on hard heavy fusion album! Drummer Billy Cobham lays down some massive hard beats, while Tommy Bolin wails away on guitar, Jan Hammer pounds on electric piano, and Lee Sklar noodles on electric bass. 2 cuts feature a different lineup with Joe Farrell and Jimmy Owens – but the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest of all Dusty Springfield albums – a gem of a record that mixes British pop, soul, and some very groovy orchestrations! The whole session has that kind of soaring, soulful bounce that Dusty had on her best records – but which was possibly never done nearly as well as ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Groovy groovy Dusty Springfield – and wonderful stuff all the way through! Dusty's working here in some of the soulful styles used on her more famous hits of the late 60s – recording with arrangers that include Peter Knight, Keith Mansfield, and John Paul Jones, with production by John ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A sparkling set of early work from the great Dusty Springfield – one of those fantastic records in which the singer almost seems to be working in a style that's equal parts soul and pop, even in the years before she recorded in Memphis and Muscle Shoals! There's a strong influence here from ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A classic 60s set from Dusty Springfield – an album recorded quite early in her career, but which already showed a mature singer who was years ahead of the sound she had while part of the Springfields folk trio a few short years before! This Dusty is all-soul, all-woman right from the start ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Second volume in this very cool series of lost grooves – and one that has a distinct Latin/Brazilian influence! The tunes are all nicely uptempo, and are a well-picked selection of rare jazzy grooves from obscure overseas and American sources. Titles include "Upa Neguinho" by Trio ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
A really lovely collaboration between the legendary Joyce and the younger Alfredo Del Penho – working together in a live setting as the expand nicely on the songs of Brazilian composer Sidney Miller – a talent from the pre and early bossa years, whose music sounds surprisingly fresh in ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A very cool collection of keyboard Christmas tunes – recorded in Brazil, and with a vibe that's a bit different than other records of this nature! This isn't familiar jazz organ Christmas music, but it's also not more traditional styles too – as Lafayette handles his keys with kind of ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
Beautifully bold solo work from Matthew Shipp – recorded here solo, in Brazil – with a freely-flowing sound that's a great reminder of his organic genius at its best! There are times when Shipp can sometimes be a bit too cold or academic, but that's definitely not the case here – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic live follow-up to the Caravanas album by Chico Buarque – and done at a similar level that shows that Chico's lost none of his charms as the years go by! The set's got the man upfront, singing and playing acoustic guitar – with a combo behind him, kicking up the rhythms in a ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A really great record from Gilberto Gil – a Brazilian legend who maybe strayed from his genius a bit in later years, but who's really been back on track of late! Gilberto's wonderful here – very up-close and personal, but also sharply witty too – returning to that energy that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A really beautiful record from the legendary Joao Donato – a killer jazz session, originally done as a private release for a Brazilian corporation, and never circulated widely at the time! The set's from Donato's more recent years, but it's got the sparkle and soul of some of his earlier ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Fierce sounds from a freewheeling trio – one that features Anton Ponomarev on alto, Dmitry Lapshin on electric bass, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums – all working with a frenzy that never seems to let up at all! The use of electric bass is great – and really ties together the drums ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not one for the library in a "please be quiet" sort of way – and instead, a nicely strong-toned set of solo work from the great Duke Jordan – still very much at the top of his talent here in the early 90s! There's a resonance to the piano that's really wonderful – maybe ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent 70s European session recorded by Mal Waldron – one that shows off some of his more avant jazz inclinations at the time! The group's a searing one, with an unusual combination of players – Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Manfred Schoof on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Makaya ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Kenny Drew's the star of the set on piano – playing solo here on a session from 1978, with a young bassist Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen in 1966, and an early 80s set of duets with bassist Bo Steif on the remainder of the tracks! The album does a nice job of blocking things out – so ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hank Jones & Red Mitchell —
Duo ... CD Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1987. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Subtle, spacious sounds from two understated masters of jazz – bassist Red Mitchell and pianist Hank Jones – both working here in a superbly-recorded setting! The tunes are mostly standards, but they've got a warmth and personality that could only come from top talents like this – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Roberto Menescal —
80 Anos ... CD Som Livre (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Brazilian bossa legend Roberto Menescal celebrates his 80 years on the planet – in a beautiful set of jazzy grooves that feature work from some of his key collaborators, and a host of great guests too! The record boasts appearances from Marcos Valle, Wanda Sa, Lenine, Joyce, Leny Andrade, ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A strong live set from 1980, recorded in Tokyo, and better than most of James' studio recordings from the time! The group is super-tight, super-fast, and the whole set has that train running out of control sort of feel that James first cut on wax with his live sets starting at the Apollo Theater. ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Keith Jarrett —
Byablue ... CD Impulse (Japan), 1976. New Copy ...
There's a nicely warming vibe on this album from Keith Jarrett – a sound that's sometimes a bit more laidback and personal, but which is still carried off with familiar associates Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! Most of the tunes are shorter ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Keith Jarrett —
Back Hand ... CD ABC/Impulse (Japan), 1974. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Prime Keith Jarrett on Impulse Records – and a still-wonderful session that features work by the great group that featured Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! The sound here is a bit more focused than on some of Jarrett's earlier Impulse sides – but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A legendary meeting of these two jazz talents – and knowing the famous temper of Buddy Rich, this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Kidding aside, though, the set's a very unusual one for Buddy – as the group here features players normally associated with Max Roach – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sublime solo material from the great Teddy Pendergrass – the kind of record that instantly proves that his departure from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes was a great idea, as the man alone is even more of a power to be reckoned with! The set's a cornerstone in that great second wave of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bill Withers —
Justments ... CD Sussex/Elemental (Spain), 1974. New Copy ...
A massive 70s album from the great Bill Withers – one that's sometimes overlooked next to his huge crossover records that preceded it – but which is every bit as wonderful! Withers is still on Sussex Records, and still has that completely unique approach that made him a soul genre unto ... (Soul) read moreCD
A mid-60s smoker from the great Bo Diddley – a set that's maybe more obscure than some of his initial classics, but equally great! Bo's completely on fire right from the start – fast-riffing his guitar with that rhythm he invented, and which bore his name for decades to come – ... (Blues) read moreCD
Burt Bacharach —
Reach Out ... CD A&M/Elemental (Spain), 1967. New Copy ...
Fantastic! We love Burt Bacharach in so many ways that it's easy to forget the genius of these early A&M sides – but going back to them is always a treat, and it's wonderful to hear the way that Burt lays down his own work when given the chance! You know the tracks – "House ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
A great batch of early work from Burt Bacharach – one of the first albums to be issued under his own name, and proof that Mr B was head and shoulders above most of the other arrangers and composers of his time! At some level, the style here is a bit more traditional than some of Burt's later ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
The most obscure album from In Embrace – a group who were already a pretty darn obscure corner of the UK post-punk scene to begin with! The "group" is really Gary Knight – who works with various collaborators over the years – in a way that's got a nicely personal ... (Rock) read moreCD
A lost 70s gem from Laercio De Freitas – an artist we don't know at all, but who seems ready to take on the whole samba soul generation with his sound on the set! Laercio sings, plays piano and organ, and also does all the arrangements – with this groovy style that's not unlike the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Olivia Hime looks fantastic here on the cover – almost like French film legend Jeanne Moreau in some of her famous 60s portraits – and Hime comes across with a similar sort of presence on the set – working through songs by Edu Lobo and Dori Caymmi, but always transforming them ... (Brazil) read moreCD
They may be Latin, but they're also pretty darn funky – and also seem to have picked up the best Brazilian funk currents of the 70s – which they use here to turn out their best album to date! There's lots of echoes of the era of Tim Maia and Toni Tornado, but mixed with some slightly ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo —
Jongler ... CD Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ...
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A really warm and wonderful little record – one that features the collaborative talents of these four bossa nova giants, all coming together in a really relaxed, intimate setting! Although most of these artists didn't work together in the 60s, they all share a very similar spirit, and come ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Ruy Maurity didn't make very many records in the 70s, but all of them are pretty darn great – served up with this funky samba sort of style that only seems to sound better and better as the years go on! Most numbers have chorus vocals alongside Ruy's lead, and there's some electric ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The jazz cats here are all pretty contemporary – younger musicians and combos on the current scene in Belgium – which turns out to have a fantastic array of really fresh sounds! Some groups play straight, some maybe use a bit more electronics – others are more acoustic than ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
One of the greatest records ever by the legendary Marcos Valle – a set of pure genius that's beyond description – easily one of the key records that's got him so well-remembered in recent years! The record takes Valle's earlier bossa style, and filters it through a late 60s sense of ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A fantastic 70s album from this legendary harmony quartet – a female group that first emerged during the bossa generation in 60s Brazil, but who seem to hit an even more sublime sound with this rare gem from 1972! The setting is kind of post-bossa – maybe in the territory that Marcos ... (Brazil) read moreCD
50 ... CD Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ...
A beautiful little record – one that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first album from Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers of all time! Joyce revisits all the songs from that record – including a few written by Caetano Veloso, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A fantastic collection of work from this legendary harmony group from Brazil – not a set of the female quartet's famous albums, but instead some rare material that (we think) appears here for the first time ever! The first CD is titled Contrapunto – and features a tremendous live date ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Gal Costa —
Legal ... CD Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1970. New Copy ...
Essential early material by Gal Costa! The record is her first after the immediate Tropicalia years, and it's a stunning blend of styles that seems to draw heavily from changes going on in the American rock scene at the time. The core of the music is still steeped in Brazilian elements – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A seminal album from the mighty Walker Brothers – the group that featured the young Scott Walker before he leapt out onto his legendary solo career! The style here is a bit different than Scott's solo work – or maybe like his first two albums, a bit – a mix of Brill Building pop ... (Rock) read moreCD
A wonderful early record from the great Steve Miller – a set that calls out its soulful intentions with a cover dedication to Mahalia Jackson and Junior Parker! Miller never copies the work of either artist, but instead really does a great job of channeling the soulful spirit of their ... (Rock) read moreCD
A samba soul masterpiece from Jorge Ben – one of the most brilliant records to come out the fertile late 60s Brazilian scene – and an incredible album that works with the psychedelic flourishes of Ben's contemporaries and a deeper undercurrent of soul & funk! This is one of the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A great little package that brings together the best cuts from the Manifest Tone series of albums by Chico Mann – a great blend of funky rhythms and African roots – served up by Antibalas guitarist Marquitos Garcia! There's certainly an element of the Antibalas groove going on here ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Fantastic sounds from Hermeto Pascoal – an artist who first set the world of Brazilian music on fire in the early 70s, and has continued to be one of its most creative talents for decades! One of the great things about Hermeto is not only his own talents as a composer and instrumentalist, ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A glorious return to electric modes for the legendary Joao Donato – a set that has him playing the kind of sweet funky Fender Rhodes lines we love in his 70s work – alongside some Farfisa, Moog, and Clavinet too! Donato definitely takes the "eletrico" in the title seriously ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The smoother side of Christmas – but one that's still pretty festive as well, thanks to a host of contemporary jazz and soul recordings from the past decade or two! The material's a bit more recent than other work in the Jazzclub series, but it still shares the same great ear for selecting a ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
An amazing 70s album from the legendary Maria Bethania – one of those records that's without precedent, and which comes together in an array of styles that's simply breathtaking! The sound here is a bit more focused and mature than some of Maria's earlier records, but the overall work is no ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Pure genius from the great Leroy Hutson – a set that's maybe got a funkier feel than some of his previous albums – and all of the completely charming vocals that we've always loved from Leroy over the years! There's plenty of messages in the grooves – and in a way, at this point ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great little set from Leroy Hutson – proof that he was still going strong through all his years at Curtom! The vibe here is a bit different than his first few records, and you might be suspicious with Leroy wearing a disco shirt on the front – but the sound is wonderful, and only ... (Soul) read moreCD
Killer early soul by Leroy Hutson – and a record that really shows him opening up as a vocalist and songwriter! Leroy's got a sound here that's pivotal in terms of Chicago soul – still some of the down-to-earth vibes of the city's indie scene in the 60s, but with that growing sense of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Genius work from the British scene of the 60s – a big box of rare tracks from that first mod movement in the UK – a time when the young sound of London burst forth in ways of soul, psych, garage, and R&B! This 60-track package brings together some of the most stunning tracks from ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson – a masterpiece of soul, sophistication, and downright good vibes – all put together at a level that makes it one of our favorite albums of the 70s! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and ... (Soul) read moreCD
There's two stylish British hipsters on the cover, but the album's filled with classic American jazz tracks – each hand-picked by Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller, and served up with plenty of soul! The work here begins in hardbop territory, and moves through 60s soul jazz and more righteous ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
One of the first true moments of genius from pianist Oscar Peterson – and maybe for the young Verve Records label too – as the fledgling company must have really known they had something special on their hands, and took Oscar into the studio many times in the early 50s to record a fresh ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the most soulful jazz recorded in Europe during the 1960s – four full albums by legendary German saxophonist Klaus Doldinger, plus a bonus compilation that's filled with rare singles too! Doldinger's probably best remembered for the more dynamic fusion he cut with the Passport group ... (Jazz) read moreCD