2 soundtracks by Lurie. The Down By Law one is a bit more rootsy, with instrumentation that includes harmonica and banjo, in addition to jazz-based musings by a group that includes Arto Lindsay, Marc Ribot, Nana Vasconcelos, and Lurie himself. The Variety soundtrack is more in the mode of work by ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Curtis Mayfield —
Superfly ... CD Curtom/Ichiban, 1972/1996. Used ...
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Although the initial release of this music was a cheap attempt to cash in on the tragic fame of the late James Dean, this 1956 session was also one of the nicest big band dates to come out of the Pacific Jazz catalog of the 1950s! Chet Baker and Bud Shank are the featured soloists of the set ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Guy Skornik —
Tusk ... LP Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy ...
Really beautiful electronics from the enigmatic Guy Skornik – an artist that we mostly know for his quirky concept record Pour Pauwels, but who sounds here like some of the best electronicians of the German scene of the 70s! All tracks are long and spun out – electronic, but with ... (Rock, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's a pretty racy cover – but the music inside is a lot more cool and classy – a set of sweet jazz funk numbers put together by the famous French maestro Alain Goraguer, with lots of nice electric touches! You may know Goraguer from his 60s work with singers – including France ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: The package has a cover that's pretty X-rated, and also comes with an odd X-rated activity book too! Not for minors or more sensitive spirits.)
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, Soundtracks)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, Soundtracks)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, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The grooviest version of Spider-Man you'll ever hope to hear – all music used in the schlocky late 60s animated series – with sounds that are way tighter and better-done than the stiff images on the screen! The music here is all from the vaults of the UK KPM sound library – and ... (Sound Library, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richie Havens, Tony Joe White, Lance Le Gault —
Catch My Soul ... LP Metromedia, 1973. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Very weird soundtrack to this equally weird film that mixes Shakespeare and religion, and which was directed by Patrick McGoohan! Most tracks have a funky folksy style – with lots of guitar, mixed acoustic and electric, as you'd expect to hear in the work of White or Havens. There are a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint, light wear, and some stains on front.)
A fantastic little surf soundtrack record – and one that's very different than both the guitar instrumental and jazz-based albums that showed up earlier in the genre! This one is much more like some of the Australian rock scores that started to show up at the end of the 60s – very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic little surf soundtrack record – and one that's very different than both the guitar instrumental and jazz-based albums that showed up earlier in the genre! This one is much more like some of the Australian rock scores that started to show up at the end of the 60s – very ... read moreCD
A very wild soundtrack! The film is about The Minx, a crew of lovelies trained in the art of sensual pleasure and corporate espionage – and the original music for the film, by the rock group The Cyrkle, is about as cool as you'd expect from a theme like that! Some cuts are straight trippy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost treasure from the great Gary McFarland – a never-heard live recording, matched here with a beautiful documentary on his too-short life! The live performance is wonderful – a small combo date in a Seattle nightclub in the mid 60s – with a very groovy group that features ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)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 ... read moreCD
One of the greatest albums of crime jazz ever! But even cooler than that, the whole thing's got narration by John McIntire, very much in the spirit of the crime drama Naked City – filmed in New York in verite style. The music is in that late 50s TV crime mode, but the narration really makes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A haunting score for Luchino Visconti's film adaptation of the short story by Thomas Mann – set to a range of classical themes from Mahler, Beethoven, and Mussorgsky – which made the soundtrack quite a hit on the classical crossover world too! The music is conducted by Franco Mannino, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
James Brown gets even better than before – working here in the setting of a blacksploitation soundtracks – which makes the album a doubly funky outing from the 70s! James is a master throughout – beating Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield at their own games – as he works with ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool reissue – with the die-cut style of the original cover!)
The third soundtrack that Vince Guaraldi did for The Peanuts TV specials – and maybe the best so far! There's a depth to the music that's wonderful – as Vince's combo works alongside some occasional larger orchestrations by John Scott Trotter, which are still arranged by Guaraldi ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Taj Mahal/Lightnin Hopkins —
Sounder ... CD Columbia/Varese, 1972. New Copy ...
One of the rootsiest albums ever recorded by Taj Mahal – a set that begins with a song by Lightnin Hopkins, then seems to have Taj echoing a lot of the spareness of that work! The film's set in the 30s, and the music is very rootsy rural blues – with just Taj Mahal on vocals, steel-bodi ... (Blues, Soundtracks)read moreCD
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a groundbreaking soundtrack that forever changed the way that jazz music was used in film! According to legend, the sounds here were recorded by Miles on a hot Paris night – late in the studio, after a live performance – in a very ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreCD
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure ... (Hip Hop, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Henry Mancini —
10 ... LP Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ...
Back in the day, we remember digging the movie 10 for the fact of Bo Derek's bareness – but these days, we're more likely to love it for this sweet little soundtrack from Henry Mancini! The score's a bit different than the sound of Hank in years past – and the high points are some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album, put together to accompany one of Muhammad Ali's finest moments on the big screen – in a blend of music that's way deeper than the usual sounds you'd hear ringside! Michael Masser helmed the set – produced and wrote most of the material – but also with key ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer 70s soundtrack from Herbie Hancock! The record takes the funky style that Herbie was cutting with the Headhunters, and blends it with some more sophisticated scoring that's top in the 70s action and blacksploitation modes – perfect for the dark theme of the movie's story. There's ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreCD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – ... read moreCD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)
New Lost City Ramblers/Bonnie Dobson —
Movin On ... LP AFL CIO, Late 60s. Sealed ...
A great pro-labor soundtrack – put together by the AFL-CIO – with narration by Arthur Kennedy, and music by the New Lost City Ramblers and Bonnie Dobson! (Folk/Country, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
Two classic animal narratives from Disney – one read by Rex Allen, the other by Fess Parker! (Comedy/Spoken, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
Sonny Rollins —
Alfie ... LP Impulse, 1965. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert! Cover has some light aging, but is nice overall.)
A really great soundtrack to the remade version of Suspiria – a film that was famously scored by Goblin in the 70s, and which might have an equally great match here in the music of Thom Yorke! Yorke's sounds here are more extended and even spookier – electronic, but often abstracted ... read moreCD
Less of a full-on soundtrack by Bowie than a collection of work from some of his best albums of the mid and late 70s – pulled together to provide a musical backdrop for the film Christiane F! The versions here are supposedly alternate ones, but we're thinking that's just hype – because ... (Rock, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brick & mortar exclusive – available only to stores with a local shop. Red colored vinyl.)
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic soundtrack recorded in the immediate post-Tropicalia years – featuring some of the best early 70s work by Chico Buarque, Nara Leao, Maria Bethania, and others! The cover has a mad image with Buarque, Leao, and Bethania in top hats and shiny uniforms – and the music follows ... (Brazil, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff from the legendary jazz musician Gil Melle! By this time in his career, Melle had dropped his standard baritone – and had begun experimenting with loads of early electronics. This wild score features a mostly electronic set of tracks, played with the kind of roughness you ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and some creases in the flaps.)
One of the better records that Taj Mahal cut during in the later 70s – probably because it was a soundtrack, and pushed the groove into some interesting places – with Taj's gruff vocals working over some Caribbean rhythms and modern blues, and more smoothed out moments! The latter ... (Blues, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label deep groove pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a small split on the top seam, and some wear.)