Rocket to the moon on a whole host of vintage tunes with a lunar theme – a great mix of music that runs the gamut from rocking instrumentals, to jazzy vocals, to some very cool space age pop numbers! The package is one of the most inventive we've ever seen in this nature – way ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from tenorist Jerry Bergonzi, and one of the most beautiful too – a suite of tracks all based around the "seven rays" concept of spirituality – working together to provide a wonderfully righteous setting for Jerry's horn! Bergonzi ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderfully soulful set – not just because of the trumpet of Duane Eubanks, but also thanks to the trombone of Robin Eubanks – a perfect accompaniment for the leader's horn, as the pair balance together and push the record forth in waves of richly creative sound! Both musicians get ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ben Wendel's got a nicely edgey sound to his music here – blowing both tenor and bassoon with these raspy elements that are powerful, even when subtle – set up in a set of 12 tracks that follows the calendar month by month! In truth, we at first didn't even notice this gimmick – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderfully collaborative session from saxophonist Charles Owens – who leaves equal space here in the spotlight for tenorist Joel Frahm – as both of them work together with just piano and bass, on these long tracks that really has us opening up to their talents even more than before! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic work from a group who never fail to blow our minds – and who also seem to try out something different with each new record, yet never falter at all in their progress forward! Mostly Other People Do The Killing may have one of the longest names in jazz, but they've also got a brash ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Suburban LA psychedelia from the dawn of the 70s – the rare self-titled album from The Human Zoo! The Human Zoo started out as The Circus, eventually cutting this underappreciated album for Accent Records. Even in a freewheeling, anything goes era of Cali rock, The Human Zoo have a pretty ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A treasure trove of rare soul – a good deal of it by American artists, but pulled from the vaults of the British Ember label! The work starts in the 60s, with a definite ear for the best of the US scene – grooves that echo Northern rhythms, but often have a deeper soul feel – ... (Soul) read moreCD
A largely unheard psychedelic gem from the end of the 60s – originally private pressed by the group of suburban NY teenagers responsible for the wild sound! There's a cosmic rock groove and a bit of doe-eyed innocence in these cute odes to mind expansion – with freewheeling guitars, ... (Rock) read moreCD
A sweet batch of sometimes droning, sometimes surprisingly melodic psychedelia from Growing Concern – one of the series of rare psych rock efforts release by the adventurous Mainstream label in the late 60s! Growing Concern took a more vocal approach to the sound than many of their ... (Rock) read moreCD
A really standout set from Brazilian rocker Ronnie Von – easily one of his greatest records ever, and a set that shows some wonderful steps forward in production and arrangements! Ronnie's still got a rock approach at his core, but he's often working here with fuller backings that include ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A gem of a record from the same Pernambuco early 70s scene that gave us Lula Cortes, Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Alceu Valenca! This obscure little set has lots of the earthier tones that showed up in work by the above artists – a style that mixes folksy touches with bits of psychedelia ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bwana ... CD Acid Symposium, 1972. New Copy ...
An insanely wonderful bit of Latin funk! The groove is super heavy, and falls somewhere in between NuYorican soul and Chicano Power rock – with a sound that's pretty close to Black Sugar, but a little bit more psychedelic, due to the heavy guitars and keyboards in the grooves. Hard congas ... (Latin) read moreCD
The classic self-titled debut LP from Run-DMC – one that changed hip hop (and much of modern pop and rock) forever! There's little we can add to the canon for this record. Run DMC ushered in a new era in contemporary urban culture, a harder hitting style of rap the managed to bust out of ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Great stuff! Although a live album, Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is ... (Soul) read moreCD
A stellar early 70s collection of Pablo instrumental sides, tracked between the groundbreaking Java, Java, Java and East Of The River Nile records – Landmark material from a master! Like the above mentioned classics, this one features Pablo's melodica prominently, over some nice roots rhythms ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett ... (Blues) read moreCD
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's ... (Rock) read moreCD
Classic Freddie Hubbard on Blue Note – from the hip cover to the magical music in the grooves! The session is one of Freddie's all-time best from the early days – and features a very hard wailing lineup that mixes tight hardbop rhythms with some more adventurous soloing that almost has ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pivotal record from Lou Donaldson – one that has him forging out some of his first funky soul jazz sounds, moving from his bop roots, and working with a hip young group that includes Grant Green and John Patton, both of whom he discovered and brought to Blue Note (thanks Lou!) The tracks ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An album with a classic modernist cover image – and one that's also got the same sort of sound to match – brilliant early work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who's really coming into his own as a leader with this date! Freddie's really finding a voice here – a sharper edge than ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal work from Freddie Hubbard – an early hardbop session that features some great work by Tina Brooks on tenor, piano by McCoy Tyner, and rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass Clifford Jarvis on drums! And although Freddie's great at this early point in his career – playing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The 16th entry in the epic Psychedelic Underground series – one that moves well past the 60s to include prog and post punk era numbers that splintered off and reconstituted from particles launched in the psychedelic 60s! Includes tracks by Tetragon, Xhol, Guru Guru, Surgery, Embryo, Radio ... (Rock) read moreCD
Psychedelia from early 70s Tijuana – the excellent Los Dug Dug's set from Dug Dug's – with English lyrics this time (the group had earlier made a go of it in NYC and didn't bust out as they'd hoped) and a great mix of spacious, echoey psychedelia and songs as great as post psych ... (Rock) read moreCD
Pieces ... CD Sonic Past/Voiceprint (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ...
A nice, nice, nice collection of grooves from the Millennium vaults! As y'all already must know, the group's monumental Begin was the only official album by the Millenium AS the Millennium (Boettcher, Mallory, Salisbury and co. recorded other projects together and individually) leaving a wealth of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Trippy psychedelic folk tunes from Peter Howell & John Ferdinando – music for the Ditchling Players' production of Lewis Carroll's Alice Through The Looking Glass from 1969 – plus additionally material that didn't end up in the play! Overall, an evocative mix of traditional folky ... (Rock) read moreCD
Not Frankie Lymon, but Frankie Dymon – a US expatriate who works here with some funky prog backings! Dymon delivers hip, soulful poetry in English – often with a bit of a dark edge – and the instrumentation features guitar, piano, and organ – all familiar elements, but ... (Rock) read moreCD
Classically approached psychedelia from Gerard Manset – and odd, but beautiful blend of string heavy moods and more small scale moments of heavy percussion, keyboards and vocals – one multi part suite! The sounds move from grander string moments, to a more narrative storysong mode with ... (Rock) read moreCD
Mindblowing avant work from Takehisa Kosugi – an artist most folks known as a founder of The Taj Mahal Travelers, but who here emerges as an electronic experimentalist – with a style to rival some of the best records of the Italian scene of the 70s! The album features improvised lines ... (Rock) read moreCD
St John Green —
St John Green ... CD Flick City/Acid Symposium (Greece), Late 60s. New Copy ...
Late 60s madness from St John Green – an obscure set produced by Kim Fowley, and a record that's filled with plenty of Fowley's best trademark touches! The songs themselves are already pretty great – filled with odd themes and offbeat instrumentation on guitar and organ – but ... (Rock) read moreCD
Calvin Cool & The Surf Knobs —
Surfer's Beat ... CD Acid Symposium (Greece), Early 60s. New Copy ...
Obscure and pulpy surf rock instrumentals with some surprisingly searing guitar sound from Calvin Cool & The Surf Knobs – with a bigger sound than the typical period exploitation quickie! Surfer's Beat is heavy with bleating sax, piano, organ and hard hitting drums underneath the guitars. ... (Rock) read moreCD
Markley (West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band) —
Group ... CD Forward/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1969. New Copy ...
An incredible end of the 60s effort that's essentially the final album by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – although credited as Markley! Bob Markley and Michael Lloyd co-produced and co-wrote most of the tunes but fellow WCPAEB members are photographed and credited – and the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Dark-edged psychedelia from Steve Morgen – a record that's awash in hard drums, heavy guitar, and a really aggressive sort of sound! There's a nicely fuzzy, nicely acid quality to the record – one that has the guitar and vocals sometimes tripping out – but still always pushed ... (Rock) read moreCD
A buzzing, hard-hitting batch of pychedelic rock from Japan's The Mops – featuring some groovy, echoey tunes penned by the group and sung in their native language – plus a nice choice of passionate covers! The sound is a little bit like Love in their early rawness – and the Mops ... (Rock) read moreCD
Groovy folk funk from mid 70s Korea – mad, pulpy tunes from Kim Jung Mi – possibly her best work ever! This wonderful self-titled set is a pretty deep left turn from her other material that we've been lucky enough to get our hands on – this one really goes deeper into the ... (Rock) read moreCD
3 Hur-El —
3 Hur-El ... CD Diskotur/World Psychedelia, 1972. New Copy ...
The first album by trippy Turkish trio 3 Hur El – a great blend of Eastern sounds and western styles – all coming together with a slightly progressive feel! The instrumentation often includes some heavy basslines underneath lighter lines on acoustic strings – a blend of folksy ... (Rock) read moreCD
Trippy rock from the three Hurel brothers of Turkey – a fuzzed-up, freaked-out trio that comes off with some great psychedelic touches! The sound here is a great blending of modes – similar to some of the other Turkish rock from the time that merged electric guitar with folkloric ... (Rock) read moreCD
A seminal album from the great reedman David Boykin – a set recorded right at the end of the 90s, with an excellent group full of members who'd all go on to do wonderful things in years to come – Nicole Mitchell on flute, Chad Taylor on drums, and Josh Abrams on bass – plus a bit ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most spiritual albums we've ever heard from reedman David Boykin – a beautiful batch of long, flowing tunes that have tremendous modal energy and a very cohesive feel! We've always loved Boykin, right from the start – but here he's showing an even deeper sense of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Killer work by this fab Chicago soul group – a bunch of young kids, ala The Jackson Five, with sweet soul sound that actually predates the work of Jermaine and Michael and Tito, and which paved the way for countless 70s groups to come! The Five Stairsteps were first discovered by Curtis ... (Soul) read moreCD
Michael Whalen plays a range of keyboards here with the Fire Brigade – a crack fusion ensemble with a hard-jamming style that takes us back to some of the bigger electric jazz albums of the 70s! Whalen's in the lead on Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet, and other keys – and the group's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nuf Said —
Rise ... CD Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ...
A fantastic mix of deep soul and funky jazz – but served up with a vibe that's completely contemporary, and which definitely gives these guys a sound that's all their own, right from the start! Iona Vintu is the singer, and she's got this tremendous voice – richly expressive, but never ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
An amazing little soundtrack – one that's as spooky and eerie as the film for which it was written, and which was also one of the few American recordings issued by Polish jazz great Krzysztof Komeda! The core of the album is an especially haunting theme – one hummed as a lullaby by Mia ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
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
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
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
Al Green —
Call Me ... CD Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1972. New Copy ...
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
Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom) —
Madvillainy ... CD Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy ...
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A hard-hitting electric combo from the currently explosive London scene – a group who initially began as a trio, hence their name (also a reference to Legend Of Zelda!) – but who wisely added in the guitar of Mansur Brown to further sharpen the corners of their sound! The lineup ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ben Seawell —
Five ... CD Modern Icon/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ...
Ben Seawell is both a singer and bassist here – singer on the tunes that allow him to step out in the lead, bassist more on tracks that feature another vocalist upfront – guests who include Falu Shah, Becca Stevens, and Gabriel Gordon! The music is a mix of jazz and singer/songwriter ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Danny Offia & The Friks —
Funk With Me ... CD PMG (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy ...
An early 80s set from the Lagos scene – and one that's about as far from the Afro Funk sound of the 70s as that city is from New York! Instead of full-on ensemble styles, Danny Offia has this nice lean groove – basslines that bump with a wickedly catchy sound, laced with keyboard solos ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Seminal sounds from Segun Bucknor – one of the most soulful singers on the Nigerian scene of the 70s, and an artist who can mix funky grooves with some of the deeper currents and moodier themes that you'll hear in Zamrock recordings of the time! The album begins with some excellent upbeat ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Igna Igwebuike —
Bomp ... CD PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ...
Sweet funky sounds from east Nigeria, circa 1980 – a great little set that's got a laidback groove, and a style that's clearly learned plenty from the hipper corners of the American funk universe! The approach is a bit like funky club at times, a bit more like some of the larger funk acts of ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A wonderful fusion of traditional roots and contemporary funk – handled perfectly by this legendary Gambian band! The groove is unique – with earthy percussion and haunting vocals mixed with more 70s-styled funk instrumentation – but often in a way that's as interested in sonic ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A special collaboration between these two legends of Ghanian music – one that has singer Pat Thomas working with the grooves of Ebo Taylor – in an effort to reclaim the sound of calypso as an African sound! The album's got an unusual mix of Caribbean modes and Ghanian soul – ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Sweet grooves from Harry Mosco – once the leader of The Funkees, but stepping out here with some wicked work from the London scene at the end of the 70s! The album's got a snapping electric vibe – sometimes clubby, but with more of a funk feel overall – thanks to some heavy ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
La'Ila ... CD PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ...
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Lee Perry & The Upsetters —
Super Ape ... CD Mango (UK), 1976. New Copy ...
The King Kong of dub albums, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and an essential dub ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A full house, and a strong change for Fairport Convention – working here without founder Ashley Hutchings or vocalist Sandy Denny – but finding their way forward through the new strengths of Richard Thompson! Thompson contributed more songs to this album than before, and also joins the ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A record that really has Fairport Convention knocking it out of the park – making a bold turn towards British traditional music, but in a way that imbues these relics with a whole new life of their own! The album came at a key turning point – after an accident that took one of their ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
The brilliant first album from Fairport Convention – working here in a sound that's much less fully-formed than in later years, but in a really great way! So many things are different here – the guitars are maybe harder and more electric, the vocals of a young Ian Matthews (as Ian ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A pivotal album from Fairport Convention – hardly the "holiday" you might expect from the title, and instead a set that has the group really reaching out for some new ideas and styles in their music! Sandy Denny is firmly in place here – taking the lead on most numbers – ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
The record where it all really came together for Fairport Convention – the point at which the already-great group really stepped forward to become something totally unique! By this point all the key elements are firmly in place – sublime vocals from the great Sandy Denny, amazing ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
One of the grooviest cats of the 60s – heard here in an amazing array of jazz, bossa, and soundtrack recordings! Lalo Schifrin first rose to fame working in the group of Dizzy Gillespie, but by the time of these sides he was already stepping out strongly on his own – as one of the ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A wild batch of jazz rock tunes – recorded by ex-Cream bassist Jack Bruce, along with a host of like-minded luminaries that include Chris Spedding, Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith, and John Hisemann. Unlike Bruce's first solo album – Things We Like – which was an all-jazz ... (Rock) 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
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A treasure trove of 50s blues and R&B – all great tracks that go way beyond the ordinary, and which are packaged here at a very nice little price! The set provides a great look at the kind of high-quality reissue work Ace has been doing in the realm of R&B – a genre that the ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
Tropical club in many flavors – all pulled from the usually-expensive set of reissues done by the Cree Records label – presented here in a very nicely-priced package! Given that most Cree reissues are on 12" singles that push the $20 mark, the 16 tracks within come at a very big ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Great early post-millennium outing from Tortoise's Jeff Parker! This set for Thrill Jockey sounds great with the addition of Sam Barsheshet to the group on Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Drummer/percussionist Chad Taylor and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Lopes fill out the group. Parker's style is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most unusual settings we've ever heard for the always-sharp saxophone work of John Butcher – a set that features lots of moogy moments from Pat Thomas, who uses both a theremini and electronics – alongside much more organic sounds on percussion from Stale Liavik Solberg! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two fantastic improvisations from the Chicago scene – both featuring the well-known talents of Dave Rempis on saxes and Tim Daisy on drums – plus the rising genius of Matt Piet on piano! Piet's a name we've only begun to pay attention to – but his bold sense of freedom here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A funky little record from reedman Michael Blake – dedicated to the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, and served up with just the right sort of gritty style to match! Blake plays mostly tenor on the set, in a combo that has some electric touches on guitar, bass, and keyboards – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Javier Santiago —
Phoenix ... CD Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ...
Soaring keyboards from this up-and-coming player – an artist who's especially fantastic on Fender Rhodes, which get plenty of space on this excellent album! Javier Phoenix is a jazz musician at the core – yet he's also part of a younger generation we might dub the post-Robert Glasper ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing stuff from Ginger Baker's personal archives – live recordings with his Salt group – born of his relocation to Nigeria and a wonderful, dexterous fusion of jazz & rock percussion with African rhythms! The sound is pretty great on these 2 CDs, and the performances are truly ... (Rock) read moreCD
A dreamy batch of inspirational psychedelic folk from 11:59 – a band name that suggests impending doom and a sound that's the opposite – a dreamlike and celebratory reading of psalms – tripped out by nature sounds and effects! The sound soars from a base of choral vocals, not ... (Rock) read moreCD
The complete works of this heavy-hitting combo from Chicago – a group with a harder sound than even some of the better-known acts on Dunwich! The music here definitely carries elements of the blues espoused in the group's name – but the overall execution is much rougher, and more ... (Rock) read moreCD
San Ul Lim —
3 ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), Mid 70s. New Copy ...
Super fuzzed out, trippy 70s psych rock from Korea's San Ul Lim – an album recorded by the Seoul rockers in the power trio format of guitar, bass and drums – but with such a fuzzy, dense tone that it's hard to fathom how on Earth they got the sound! The opening track starts in ... (Rock) read moreCD
Kim Jung Mi —
Wind ... CD World Psychedelia (Korea), 1973. New Copy ...
A tasty, trippy little set of Korean psychedelic folk from Kim Jung Mi – another wonderful little batch from a great run of work in the early-to-mid 70s! Wind has a breezier, more meditative approach on some numbers – with some strings and a fair stripped down sound supporting her ... (Rock) read moreCD
Complicated and folksy work from Quintal De Clorofila – aka Garden Of Chlorophyll – the duo of Negendre and Dimitri Arbo, singing together and working on an assortment of instruments that include acoustic guitars, casio keyboard, bandolim, microharp, soprano sax, flute, and lots of ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Heavy funk from the Peruvian scene – the massive first album from Cosa Nostra, and a burning blend of soul, Latin, and psychedelic influences! Cosa Nostra clearly come from the rock end of the spectrum, but have picked up plenty of funky grooves along the way – and hit a genre-blending ... (Latin) read moreCD
Some of the most enigmatic pop recorded for the Cherry Red label in the early 80s – all by artists who never really put out full LPs, and who are collected here in one great set of rarities! The set's got a mumber of great tracks by Jane & Barton – featuring singer Jane, an ex-membe ... (Rock) read moreCD
An obscure later album from the theatrical Principal Edwards group – one that still has all the mystical flourishes of earlier work, but which also refines the sound into a more straight ahead vibe. The band's still got a great fascination with interesting time changes and rhythms – ... (Rock) read moreCD
A killer overview of the RCA years of Zulema Cusseaux – a heck of a great singer, and one who worked with some excellent styles during her 70s years in soul! Zulema's got a slightly righteous approach to her music – a style schooled in the deep soul of her Floria roots, but focused on ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweet package of vintage ska from one of the originators – a set that includes five albums from Laurel Aitken, each in their original sleeves, packaged in one nicely-priced slipcover collection! The music includes rare albums from the Rio and Pama labels – most originally issued in ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... (French) read moreCD
Early Brit beat work from Buddy Britten & The Regents – a group with a very Buddy Holly look on the cover of the set, and a sound that definitely lives up to that image too! There's a nice jangle to most of the guitar lines here – kind of that early Merseybeat mode that was so ... (Rock) read moreCD
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have ... (Soul) read moreCD
A very cool collection of female bossa nova records – one that really goes way past the usual! First up is Bossa Classica by Caterina Valente – a German singer by birth, but one who was really open to new styles from around the world – including lots of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The long-overdue second album from Mortimer – a US trio who were signed to Apple Records during the late 60s, but never fully got their due, thanks to all the famous difficulties of that Beatles-owned label! The group are in a nicely acoustic setting here – one that's neither folksy, ... (Rock) read moreCD
A group that you may not know by name – but which features some top-shelf production at the helm – work by both Fred Wesley and Azar Lawrance, plus supervision from one of the Mizell brothers! With all that talent on board, the record's way more than just another obscure one-off funk ... (Soul) read moreCD
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums from this legendary duo – Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring ... (Soul) read moreCD
A girls fiesta that's swimming in dub – presented here by the legendary Ranking Dread – easily one of he most badass performers in reggae at the time! The record features some amazing production from Linval Thompson, who's really at the top of his game here – providing Dread with ... (Reggae) read moreCD