Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories

$




Items/page

Dot Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 3
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dot 3Dot 3 ... LP
All Ball, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Madd RapperDOT Vs TMR (clean remix, explicit remix, remix inst, remix acapella)/Bongo Break (explicit album, clean album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1999. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Madd RapperYou're All Alone (album, clean, inst)/DOT Vs TMR (album, clean) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1999. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl promo.)
 
Close matches: 15
Close matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Steve AllenCool Quiet Bossa Nova ... CD
Dot/Laser Light, 1967. Used ... $5.99
Steve Allen's not a name we'd usually associate with bossa nova, but he does a surprisingly great job on this sweet little set – thanks to help from a small combo of west coast players! The album's still in the jazz mode of some of Allen's other albums for Dot, but the rhythms are bossa all the way through – and performed with cool instrumentation that includes organ by Mike Melvoin, alto and flute by Bud Shank and Bill Perkins, guitar by Jim Pisano and Laurindo Almeida, and both piano and melodica from Steve! It's hard to believe Allen playing the latter instrument, but he does a pretty great job with it – and creates some weirdly moody sounds that make for a very unique take on the bossa. All tunes are original compositions by Steve – and titles include "Go", "The Final Curtain", "Theme From A Man Called Dagger", "You May Have Been Loved Before", "The Morning Light", "You Don't Need Me", and "Smooth Bossa Nova". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

Close matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tiziano BianchiRelate ... CD
Dot Time, 2019. Used ... $4.99
Tiziano Bianchi on trumpet, flugelhorn, synth and vocals, Claudio Vignali on piano and keyboards, Enrico Ferri on cello, and Marco Frattini on drums and percussion. CD

Close matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robert HurstBlack Current Jam ... CD
Dot Time/Bebob, 2017. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Afromation", "Morse Code And The Time", "Two Beats And A Breath", and "Detroit Day". CD

Close matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave LiebmanSelflessness – The Music Of John Coltrane ... CD
Dot Time, 2021. Used ... $9.99
Features Liebman on soprano sax and wooden flute, Matt Vashlishan on alto, clarinet, and flute, Bobby Avery on piano and keyboards, Tony Marino on bass, and Alex Ritz on drums. CD

Close matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Orquesta SoulBugalu ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A heck of a great little Latin Soul set – even though we're not sure if these guys are autentico or not! The group may well have been a studio combo, brought together for the session (although they are pictured on the cover, so we're thinking not) – and they've got a snapping little groove that reminds us of the best Willie Bobo work on Verve, but perhaps a bit freer and looser in the percussion side of the spectrum. Most tracks are remakes of popular 60s hits, given a Latin Soul spin – often as instrumentals, but with some occasional chorus vocals in English – and titles include "Groovin", "Casino Royale", "Let's Go Get Stoned", "Mercy Mercy", "Sunday Will Never Be The Same", "Happy Together", and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

Close matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
PLS TrioCosmonauts ... CD
Dot Time, 2021. Used ... $1.99
Pier Luigi Salami on piano and synthesizer, Martin D Fowler on bass and synth bass, Shawn Crowder on drums and percussion. CD

Close matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cliff RichardWonderful To Be Young ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An obscure American issue of this soundtrack album with Cliff & The Shadows! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Includes Dot catalog inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

Close matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lalo SchifrinMission Impossible ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
A familiar record – but a fantastic one! You probably all know the famous theme to "Mission Impossible" – Lalo Schfrin's beautiful jazzy number, with three piano notes revolving over and over again with incredible intensity – and the rest of the record is every bit as great, filled with a wonderful mix of groovy styles! The groove ranges from fast bossa to groovy 60s crime jazz to sparer tenser numbers that still manage to move nicely – and listening to the record over the years, our ears are always happily surprised at the level of genius that was allowed expression in the guise of a normal TV soundtrack. Cuts include "Jim On The Move", "The Plot", "The Sniper", "Danger", and "Barney Does It All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, lightly bent corners, clear tape around the edges and a bit of pen.)

Close matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Judy StuartApostolic Session – Inspiration/Nickel Bag Of Tears (10-inch) ... 12-inch
Inky Dot, 1969. Sealed ... $1.99
Conducted and directed by Steve Tinweiss, with Shelly Rusten on drums, Paul Nash on electric guitar, Monty Renov on electric bass, Burton Greene on piano, Tom Moore on flute, Calo Scott on cello, and Marc Levin on cornet and trombone. 12-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Easy WilliamsEasy Does It ... LP
Dot, 1957. Sealed ... $29.99
We have to admit, we don't know Easy Williams at all – but with a name like that, we're willing to try! More seriously, though, the album's a great one – a cool little small combo vocal session, recorded with a group that includes vibes, guitar, and flute – backing Easy up like some late night club session, with a very intimate feel! The song choices are nice, too – lesser-known tracks that move past the usual chestnuts and standards – tunes that include "Where There's Smoke There's Fire", "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "A Woman Needs So Little", "The Whistler On The Bayou", "Judy", and "You're Not The Kind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed! Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the top seam. Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Herb EllisMan With The Guitar ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest Herb Ellis albums we've ever heard – an obscure 60s session for Dot Records, recorded with a mix of guitar and organ, in a style that's a bit like that of Howard Roberts at the time! Herb's working here in a surprisingly bluesy mode – playing in a combo with Teddy Edwards on tenor, Monty Budwig on bass, Stan Levey on drums, and the lesser-known Ron Feuer on organ. Feuer's got a lean, clean sound that's totally great – like the organ work on some of the Capitol soul jazz sides of the time, but in a more relaxed mode – in keeping with the nature of the set. The tunes are all in the 5 minute range, and have a rhythmic quality that's a real change from some of Ellis' other work – a bit mod and groovy at times you wouldn't expect! Titles include "Empty Rooms", "Swingin On A Shoestring", "AM Blues", and "Herbin". CD

Close matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Neal HeftiBarefoot In The Park ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A work of true genius – and one of Hefti's most amazing soundtracks ever! Barefoot In The Park was written shortly before The Odd Couple – also for a Neal Simon film – and it's got a similar style of grooving to that more famous soundtrack, with two melodies working their way in together rhythmically, dancing around almost in counterpoint, but instead opening up the tunes in a really wild way. The main theme is tremendous – played in a number of versions, including one with some super-cool electric harpsichord – and even one number with vocals is pretty darn incredible. We love this one – and although short, it's a treasure throughout! Titles include "Barefoot In The Park", "Blues For Paul", "New Home Up A Stairs", "Nut On The Roof", and "Six Flights Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split spine with strips of old tape, light surface wear, and an index sticker.)

Close matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ ColoursColours ... CD
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going on here – a sound that's almost pre-Sgt Peppers, but which has wonderfully complicated time changes, vocal parts, and production techniques that must have cost a pretty penny to such a little-known group! Horns and strings are arranged by Dave Roberts, and handled with a sensitivity that almost matches The Zombies' best at times – and the tunes themselves are a fresh variety of odd themes, including one number about robbing a liquor store. Titles include "Brother Lou's Love Colony", "Bad Day At Black Rock Baby", "Love Heals", "Rather Be Me", "I'm Leaving", "Cataleptic", "Don't You Realize", and "Lovin". CD

Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Luiz BonfaSummer Summer Wind/Love Birds (Passarinho) ... 7-inch
Dot, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Dot sleeve, which has some staining at the bottom half. Label has light staining.)

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Leroy Van DykeAuctioneer ... CD
Dot/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice collection of work from Leroy Van Dyke – a singer who may not have been the purest country talent of his time, but who did a really great job bridging both the worlds of hillbilly and postwar pop! Leroy's got a great voice – warm and fluid, but never too mellow – and on the album's famous title track, he really takes off – and maybe sets a standard for new speed in country-tinged vocals! Other cuts have more of a gentle rocking approach, and the blend here is handled with a style that's very much in the hipper side of Dot Records in the 50s – which makes the collection a nice surprise if you only know Leroy's one or two hits. Titles include "The Auctioneer", "I Fell In Love With A Ponytail", "Leather Jacket", "I'm Movin On", "One Heart", "Poor Boy", "Chicken Shack Boogie", "Everytime I Ask My Heart", and "The Pocketbook Song". CD
 
Possible matches: 12
Possible matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Arthur AlexanderArthur Alexander – The Greatest ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A seminal collection of work by one of the earliest figures in southern soul of the 60s – the amazing Arthur Alexander, a key link between 50s R&B and many years of great music to come! The CD features most of Alexander's early 60s recordings for Dot Records, including previously unissued numbers – some of the first soul sides to come out of the Muscle Shoals scene, most of which were recorded by a young Rick Hall. Alexander's voice is quite different than many other southern singers in years to come – but that's the great thing about these recordings, as they allow you to hear the genre in transition – with a sound that didn't just leap out of the minds of a few talents at Stax or Atlantic. CD features 21 tracks in all – titles that include "Black Cat", "You're The Reason", "Anna", "After You", "Where Have You Been", "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Detroit City", "Go Home Girl", "Keep Her Guessing", and "I Hang My Head & Cry". CD
(Remastered and repackaged version of the earlier collection on Ace!)

Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Arthur AlexanderMonument Years ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
28 tracks from Arthur Alexander – a seminal force in the development of southern soul, featured here in some super-rare tracks from the Monument and Sound Stage Seven labels! Arthur's early hit "I'm Movin On" was recorded for Dot, and is pretty well compiled elsewhere – but this set pushes past that one, and takes us to a few years later, when Arthur was working out of Nashville, taking in equal parts 60s soul and country, mixing both into a sublime sound that should have gotten greater notice. The set features a number of issued singles, plus a wealth of previously unreleased material – and titles include "Baby For You", "The Other Woman In My Life", "Stay By Me", "Me & Mine", "Baby This Baby That", "In My Sorrow", "Miles & Miles From Nowhere", "Taking Care Of A Woman", "Concrete Jungle", "Another Place Another Time", "Call Me Honey", "The Migrant", "In The Middle Of It All", "Bye Bye Love", and "We're Gonna Hate Ourselves In The Morning". CD

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! (with extra tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... $7.99
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! CD also features 2 extra tracks, both long – "Wee Dot" and an extended "Ballad Medley". CD
(Still sealed.)

Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sao Benitez & OthersElemental ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2003. Used ... $6.99
11 Brazilian-tinged remixes – all handled by Sao Benitez, and featuring a lot of work from the recent Mr Bongo catalog, plus some other surprise entries that round out the set nicely! The tunes all have a nice jazzy feel to them – and although the work is by different artists from track to track, overall the album has a really unified feel. Titles include Sao Benitez remixes of "Why Can't We Live Together" by Bukky Leo, "Dot Com Blues" by Jimmy Smith, "Lately" by Samantha Mumba, "Abeira Mar" by Ive Mendes, "As Famosas Gargalhadas Do Yuka" by Paula Lima, "Love & Happiness" by River Ocean, "Toda Menina Baiana" by Los Amigos Fandangos, "Congo" by River Plate Samba Orchestra, and "Que Alegria" by Gil Felix. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bossa NostraKharmalion ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1999. Used ... $8.99
Bossa Nostra have always been one of our favorite modern groups from Italy, and this new album continues their winning tradition of blending bossa rhythms and classic jazz funk. However, they've also added a nice new lead vocalist – the richly voiced Bruna Lopez, who sings in a deep soulful style, and who gives the band a bit of a modern soul sound at times. The set's a nice mix of tunes – and includes a version of Herbie Hancock's classic "Maiden Voyage", plus originals like "Jackie", "Rain", "Groovin' On", and "Chico Desperado". CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, center hub has been replaced with a foam dot.)

Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Slim GaillardAnytime, Anyplace, Anywhere ... LP
Hep (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great later effort from the mighty Slim Gaillard – recorded with some hip swinging instrumentation featuring Buddy Tate and Jay McShann that really gets his groove right! We'd pair this perfectly with Slim's 1959 album for Dot – and it's got an excellent tune unheard elsewhere – "Everything's OK In The UK" – about Slim's life in England! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Possible matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bobby JasparBobby Jaspar Quintet ... LP
Columbia (France), 1956. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Rare American work from reedman Bobby Jaspar – a player best known for his contributions to French jazz in the postwar years, but working here with a set of American players! The album was recorded in New York for French branch of Columbia Records – done in November of 1956, and pitting Jaspar with some very well-matched musicians! The date features Jaspar on tenor, flute, and clarinet – with a tightly swinging trio that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Knobby Totah on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a slightly modern combo whose work sounds especially great when Jaspar hits some hauntingly lyrical notes on flute. Titles include "Clarinescapade", "Tutti Flutti", "What's New", "Spring Is Here", "Wee Dot", and "I Won't Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish Fresh Sound pressing.)

Possible matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Phil WoodsJazz Alive – A Night At The Half Note ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1959. Used ... $18.99
Alive, and plenty lively – one of our favorite albums ever to feature the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – and one that has them really stretching out a lot more than usual! The album's got a format that's quite different than the tightly-reigned sound of Sims and Cohn on other dates – as all the four tracks here run for longer than nine minutes – really allowing lots of room for solo space – and some great interplay between the reedmen too! Phil Woods joins the twin tenors on alto for two tracks – and the rest of the group features Mose Allison on piano, Nabil Totah on bass, and Paul Motian on drums. Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "It Had To Be You", and "Wee Dot". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousWho's That Soul ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1996. Used ... $9.99
Nice compilation of soulful grooves that mixes up older material and some of the better modern soul from Irma's current roster of groups. The older tracks include "Dreaming About You" by The Blackbyrds, "Thinking About You" by Sylvester, and "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Isaac Hayes – and the newer cuts include "Rescue Me" by Funky Company, "Feel It" by Freedom Or Not, "Baby I Know" by Babyra Soul, and "Good For Us" by Kama Sutra. A good mix of grooves, and a nice one if you like the modern soul vibe. CD
(Out of print. Cover has some wear, center hub has been replaced with a foma dot.)

Possible matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Art Blakey QuintetNight At Birdland Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully hard-storming set – and a record that not only firmly put the Jazz Messengers on the map, but also set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The group here is the early version of the Messengers – almost co-led by drummer Art Blakey with pianist Horace Silver – and featuring Clifford Brown on trumpet, just a few months before his early death – plus Lou Donaldson on alto and Curley Russell on bass. The presence of alto instead of tenor makes the sound slightly different than later incarnations of the group – and the overall approach is one that virtually defines the shift from straight bop to hardbop in the 50s – a mode that both Blakey and Silver were key in creating. Tracks include "Wee Dot", "Quicksilver" (alternate), "Now's The Time", and "Confirmation". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jutta HippJutta Hipp With Zoot Sims (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful pairing of this German pianist and American tenor star Zoot Sims – and an album that may well be the greatest that Jutta Hipp ever cut! Hipp was one of the rising stars of the German postwar jazz scene in the 50s – and although she issued other American albums in the decade for Blue Note and Decca, this side's probably the best-remembered of the bunch – thanks to the presence of Zoot, and support from a great rhythm section that includes Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – both of whom match the modern tones of Jutta's piano, but also give a solidly soulful Blue Note feel to the set. The group's completed by trumpeter Jerry Lloyd, who helps bring a nice sparkle to the frontline – and titles include "Just Blues", "Wee Dot", "Almost Like Being In Love", and "Down Home". CD
(Out of print platinum SHMCD, premium paper sleeve pressing – with obi!)

Possible matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Larry YoungLarry Young (aka Testifying) ... LP
Prestige/Black Lion (France), Early 60s/1983. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Before stretching out on Blue Note later on in the 60s, Larry Young started the decade with some great sets like this – straighter soul jazz that showed he had a very firm grasp on traditional modes for the Hammond – more than enough to allow his experimentation in later years! The set's a nicely basic batch of tracks – one that's very open and spacious, with plenty of room for Young to open up on the keys – given that the backing here is mostly from Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Jimmie Smith on drums. The great Joe Holiday joins the group on tenor for two tracks – bringing in a style that nicely bridges modes – and although the groove is somewhat relaxed, you can certainly hear Young's genius already starting to form! Titles include "Exercise For Chihuahuas", "Wee Dot", "Testifying", and "Some Thorny Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing.)
 
Partial matches: 81
Partial matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brigitte BardotLa Belle Et Le Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Brigitte Bardot's best known on these shores as an actress, but during the 60s she cut some really fantastic work on the scene in Paris – including a fair bit of groovers that were done with help from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Bardot provided a fantastic new voice in the world of pop music – a singer who was unabashedly open about her desires, and very different than the more melancholy stars of a few years before – a quality that's further emphasized by the wonderfully groovy instrumentation used on most of these tracks! Production and arrangements are superb – and put this music in the best territory of the grooviest 60s French pop by artists like Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Jacques Dutronc, and a rare few others. This is the first-ever English-annotated collection of work from the period – and features a whopping 25 tracks from her recordings for Philips and Disc AZ – titles that include "Harley Davidson", "Contact", "Neu Au Soleil", "Je Danse Donc Je Suis", "La Madrague", "Les Hommes Endormis", "Je Voudrais Perdre La Memoire", "Mr Sun", "Le Diable Est Anglais", "Tu Es Venu Mon Amour", "John Et Michel", "Gang Gang", and duets with Serge Gainsbourg on "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus". CD

Partial matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Annie GirardotVivre Pour Vivre ... LP
Polydor/Universal (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 44.99
A very groovy record from the lovely Annie Girardot – done at a time when she was appearing onscreen in the Claude Lelouch film that's named in the title, but steps out here in an even wider range of modes than we might expect! The arrangements are great – handled by Maurice Vander and Roland Vincent – with a vibe that mixes 60s French pop with some more sophisticated soundtrack modes – sometimes with Girardot speaking in addition to singing – and, as with Jeanne Moreau on her Polydor album from the same time, coming across at a level that's a real revelation if you only know her from films. The set features a fair bit of original songs – many penned by Francoise Dorin with Jean Loup Chauby – and titles include "Bons Baisers", "Oui Non", "Mon Prince", "IBM", "Dans Une Glace", "A N'En Plus Finir", "La Chanson Empoisonnee", "Isalaide", and a nice take on "Vivre Pour Vivre". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ronny JordanAntidote ... CD
4th & Broadway, 1992. Used ... $4.99
A classic bit of London funky guitar from Ronny Jordan – the heir apparent to Grant Green and Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – and one of the best new players of his generation! The set takes the older funky guitar styles of the 60s soul jazz generation, and fuses it with a 90s nujazz approach – to come up with some tight groovers that have a surprisingly classic feel, yet which also sparkle with the fresher sounds of the time – some of the hip rhythms that were bubbling around in London during the Talking Loud and early Acid Jazz years. Titles include a great remake of "So What", the jazz/hip hop classic "Get To Grips", and the cuts "Cool & Funky", "Summer Smile", "Show Me", "Nite Spice", and "After Hours". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Francis Lai/Brigitte BardotLes Petroleuses (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
LMLR (France), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 24.98
Les Petroleuses has a nice variety of sounds – some of the slinky, sexy, Euro-styled numbers you'd expect from Lai in the early 70s, and from a film starring Brigitte Bardot – mixed with other tracks that seem to foreground a version of the old west that's a bit playful – using barrelhouse piano or guitar to set a mood in time and place. There's a few vocal numbers – "La Ballade De Frenchie King" sung by Little Sammy Gaha, "La Vie Parisienne" sung by Micheline Presle, and "Prairie Woman" by Claudia Cardinale – and other tunes include "Merry Making", "Seduction", "Piano Saloon", "L'Attaque Du Train", "Le Noel Des Sarrazin", and "Bougival Junction". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roscoe MitchellDots – Pieces For Percussion & Woodwinds ... LP
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
A really great blend of two different sides of the genius Roscoe Mitchell – his ear for composition, and his strong legacy of solo performance too! The "Pieces" in the title of the set might make you think that Roscoe is delivering one of his ensemble creations from more recent years – but the performance on the record is very much a step back to his early work on the late 60s and 70s – those moments when Mitchell was often at his best exploring sonic space on his own – as he does here on a variety of woodwind and percussion instruments, used in varying ways throughout the recording! Titles include "Glide & Run", "Skip", "Hey", "Light Green", "Vast Horizons", "Let's Go There", "Moving Bell", "Click", and "Now The Color Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Emile NaoumoffPreludes/Anecdotes/Sonate/Impasse ... CD
Wergo (Germany), 1989. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Deek Watson & His Brown DotsSurrender/Satchelmouth Baby ... 78 RPM
Manor, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

Partial matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dottie WestHere Comes My Baby ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A 60s classic from singer Dottie West – a country artist who almost seems a direct heir to Patsy Cline with her blue-tinged style on the set! Most tracks move in a slow-stepping pace – perfect Chet Atkins production, with heavenly arrangements from Anita Kerr – whose backing vocal group seems to be a fantastic fit for Dottie – really lifting her voice to the heavens on waves of blue! Titles include "Night Life", "Here Comes My Baby", "Mama Kiss The Hurt Away", "Take Me As I Am", "All The World Is Lonely Now", and "I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Includes the RCA inner sleeve. Cover is ligthly bent at the top right corner, in great shape otherwise!)

Partial matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dottie WestHere Comes My Baby/Dottie West Sings ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A pair of albums from Dottie West – back to back on a single CD! First up is Here Comes My Baby – a 60s classic from singer Dottie West, a country artist who almost seems a direct heir to Patsy Cline with her blue-tinged style on the set! Most tracks move in a slow-stepping pace – perfect Chet Atkins production, with heavenly arrangements from Anita Kerr – whose backing vocal group seems to be a fantastic fit for Dottie – really lifting her voice to the heavens on waves of blue! Titles include "Night Life", "Here Comes My Baby", "Mama Kiss The Hurt Away", "Take Me As I Am", "All The World Is Lonely Now", and "I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair". Next up is Dottie West Sings – beautiful blue-tinged work from Dottie – one of the more weepy-eyed country singers of the 60s – and definitely one who's got a different vibe than some of the more badass female talents to emerge in country a few years later! The set's got the slow-loping groove you'd expect from RCA in the 60s – warm, airy production from Chet Atkins – nicely isolated piano or guitar parts, and a gentle flow to the arrangements that allow West to get melancholy on the lyrics, yet never sound too emotionally overindulgent. Titles include "It Just Takes Practice", "No Sign Of Living", "Happiness Lives Next Door", "Gettin Married Has Made Us Strangers", "You're The Only World I Know", and "When Two Worlds Collide". CD

Partial matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dottie WestSpecial Delivery ... LP
Liberty, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jean YatoveBrigitte Bardot – The Girl In The Bikini ... CD
El (UK), 1952. Used ... $4.99
The rare soundtrack for the second movie starring a very young Brigitte Bardot – with moods that range from whimsical movie symphony to sultry, percussion heavy exoticism! The 1952 vehicle for Bardot pegged her to portray the alluring daughter of a light house keeper, and it's pretty sweet how this nice little score brings visions of the beauty to mind! The best parts are the sultrier turns, ratcheting up the drums and off kilter strings for a smoky vibe that sounds a decade ahead of it's time! Titles include "Overture (Manina Theme/Parisian Interlude/Tangier Oriental)", "Swimmers Ballet", "Corsican Guitar Motif", "Music Hall Can Can", "Moorish Oriental", "Guitar Serenades", "The Escape (The Chase/Manina's Love Song)" and "Drowning Scene Music". CD

Partial matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Lucia CadotschSpeak Low ... CD
Yellow Bird/Enja (Germany), 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Such a cool little record – one that's quite different than the usual sort of jazz vocal session, thanks to some very "mouthy" tenor work from Otis Sandsjo, who almost acts as a second sort of singer on the set! Lucia Cadotsch is in the lead, with just the bass of Petter Eldh as the third element in the set – and her own vocals are often mirrored by inflections from Otis on the tenor – with a really compelling sound that articulates a beautiful space between the lyrics and the basslines, and completely transforms the tunes! Cadotsch is a slightly moody singer, but the use of tenor and bass really transport her elsewhere – on titles that include "Slow Hot Wind", "Strange Fruit", "Ain't Got No I Got No Life", "Don't Explain", "Deep Song", "Some Other Spring", and "Gloomy Sunday". CD

Partial matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ PucciniTurandot – Sutherland/Pavarotti/Caballe/Ghiaurov/Krause/Pears/Mehta/John Alldis Choir/London Philharmonic ... CD
London, 1972. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes book and box – both of which are in great condition!)

Partial matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Roscoe MitchellDots – Pieces For Percussion & Woodwinds ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great blend of two different sides of the genius Roscoe Mitchell – his ear for composition, and his strong legacy of solo performance too! The "Pieces" in the title of the set might make you think that Roscoe is delivering one of his ensemble creations from more recent years – but the performance on the record is very much a step back to his early work on the late 60s and 70s – those moments when Mitchell was often at his best exploring sonic space on his own – as he does here on a variety of woodwind and percussion instruments, used in varying ways throughout the recording! Titles include "Glide & Run", "Skip", "Hey", "Light Green", "Vast Horizons", "Let's Go There", "Moving Bell", "Click", and "Now The Color Blue". CD
Also available Dots – Pieces For Percussion & Woodwinds ... LP 12.99

Partial matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte BardotBonnie & Clyde (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fontana (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – one of Serge's first duet albums ever – and a gem all the way through! In the year before he cut "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus" with Jane Birkin, Serge recorded this great album with Brigitte Bardot in which he worked out many of the same ideas. The album is probably best known for the track "Bonnie & Clyde" – which has been sampled to great fame over the years – but there's loads of other great tracks on here, with a mix of styles that joins Serge's jazzy years with his softcore 70s work – very cool, very groovy, and years ahead of its time. Some tracks are duets, and some are sung individually by Serge or Brigitte, but they're all great, and titles include "Intoxicated Man", "L'eau A La Bouche", "Un Jour Comme Un Autre", "Comic Strip", and more! Arrangements by Alain Gourager, Michel Colombier, and Claude Bolling – and the cover's got a great shot of Serge & BB as Bonnie & Clyde! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Motohiko HamaseAnecdote ... LP
Lung/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A rare live set from Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase – recorded right during a stretch when he was really mixing up his modes – fusing older fusion elements with some of the more electronic experiments of his studio records of the period – all in a way that must have made for quite a compelling set to see live! Hamase plays a fair bit of fretless bass – arcing and crafting these notes that are very much in the best jazz fusion school of the time – but they're mixed with keyboards, electronics, acoustic piano and percussion from two bandmates – all of which creates this unique soundscape as the trio shifts through so many different elements at once. Titles include "Duplicated Scene", "Pascal Variant", "Plateau", "Reminiscence", "Elan Vital", "Circlet", "Symptom", "Intermezzo", and "Aborigine". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Orioles/Marylanders/Toppers/Emanons/Deke Watson & The Brown Dots/Coney Island KidsBoppin ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A classic set of doo wop – one of a rare handful of well-remembered full length albums in the mostly-singles genre! The collection was one of a few on the Jubilee label to pull together key singles in their catalog – great indie vocal group records that include a fair number of obscure titles. Tracks include "Moonlight Beach" and "Red Light Green Light" by Coney Island Kids, "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box" and "You're Laughing Cause I'm Crying" by The Toppers, "Good Old 999" and "Fried Chicken" by Marylanders, "Brown Gal" and "Why Does A Drink Make You Think" by Deke Watson & The Brown Dots, "Blue Moon" and "Wish I Had My Baby" by The Emanons, and "Mission Of St Augustine" and "I Miss You So" by The Orioles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has minimal surface wear.)

Partial matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersSesjun Radio Shows Vol 2 – Dutch Radio Session ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Live work from the great Art Blakey – a set that features two different performances from two really great groups! The first two cuts are from 1980 – from a time when the Jazz Messengers features up and coming 80s giants Bobby Watson on alto, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, Billy Pierce on tenor, James Williams on piano, and Charles Fambrough on bass – all young musicians who'd evolve into leaders on their own in a few short years after these recordings, but who really sparkle here under Blakey's leadership! The cuts feature a great take on the Williams tune "1977 AD", and a long version of the Jazz Messengers standard "Blues March". The last four tracks feature a slightly later group – still with Fambrough on bass, but including wonderful tenor and soprano sax work from Jean Toussaint, plus trumpet from Terence Blanchard, alto from Donald Harrison, and piano from Johnny O'Neal – an equally great lineup, but in a completely different way. Titles include a great take on the Fambrough tune "Little Man" – plus "Polka Dots & Moonbeams" and "Moanin". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

Partial matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 39.99 About September 21, 2022
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward approach to the music that's often got lots of personal touches and genre-crossing moments – a great antidote to more mainstream soul of the time, but done with a fair bit of skill throughout! Instrumentation includes some great keyboards next to Barbara's vocals – and a few numbers feature chorus vocals that come across with an especially shimmering kind of sound. Titles include "LA Will Make You Pay", "Sincerely Yours", "Who You Gonna Get", "You Know I Love You", "Groovin At The Night Club", and "Nation Song". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Combo Los YogasCanabrava (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Killer Colombian work from Combo Los Yogas – a 60s group who've got a sound that's maybe more like some of the hardest grooves coming from Puerto Rico at the time! There's a wicked pre-salsa style going on here – fierce percussion and piano right from the start – definitely influenced by earlier descarga modes, and the smaller combo styles that came into play during the Latin Soul years – but with less of a boogaloo vibe overall. The image on the cover is rather unassuming, but the album bursts with deep Latin spirit right from the very first note – on titles that include "Coco May May", "Canabrava", "Bajandote", "Aqui Y Alla", "Caramelo A Kilo", and "Montuno Pa Carida". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Francois De RoubaixFrancois De Roubaix – Compositeur Et Aventurier (5LP set) ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5LP set ... $96.99 129.99
An insanely fantastic overview of the soundtrack work of the legendary Francois DeRoubaix – the French film composer who often experimented with electronics, and also worked in a wider range of groovy styles too! Most of the music of Francois was never circulated on our side of the Atlantic, but to our ears he's every bit the genius of talents like Michel Colombier or Jean-Claude Vannier – and like them, had a special late 60s French approach to scoring and sound – often using bits of psych, funk, or electronics alongside more familiar instrumentation – sometimes subtle, but always with results that are completely sublime! Most of DeRoubaix's music was not issued on full length LPs back in the day – and this package recreates an initial three volume set that Barclay issued after his death, to bring attention to his music – along with two more albums of rare material too! One record features a whole host of very cool vocal numbers – with lyrics by Brigitte Bardot, Annie Giaradot, Nicoletta, Alain Delon, and DeRoubaix himself – and the 5LP set features a massive 58 tracks in all, plus a big booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... CD
RCA/BMG (Japan), 1966. Used ... $14.99
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". CD features alternate takes of "Bewitched" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

Partial matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bob DylanFallen Angels ... LP
Columbia, 2016. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Bob Dylan and his incomparable band take on old school pop standards for the second album in a row – and it's a real charmer! Fallen Angels has a lot in common with the preceding Strangers In The Night, as they're again taking on songs recorded by, and in some cases popularized by Sinatra, but this one goes a bit deeper into the classic American songbook – and it's all the better for it. Dylan's reputation as a songwriter is borderline biblical, while his reputation as a conventionally gifted singer is, well...something else – so there's a sly allurement here that's not lost on the headliner. He's paying earnest tribute to the songs themselves – which in the course of pop history have been overshadowed by the voices singing them – and on that front, it's masterful! Still, Dylan's raspy croon is pretty darn charismatic itself on this material, making it another late career gem. Longtime Dylan players Charlie Sexton, Stu Kimball, Tony Garnier, George Recile and Donnie Herron make the instrumental magic happen, along with newer Dylan player (though longtime session guitar ace) Dean Parks – but extra credit to Herron, whose steel guitar sound makes it extra special. Includes "Young At Heart", "Maybe You'll Be There", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "All The Way", "Skylark", "Nevertheless", "All Or Nothing At All", "It Had To Be You", "Melancholy Mood", "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(150 gram black vinyl pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

Partial matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ingebrigt Haker FlatenExit Knarr ... CD
Odin (Norway), 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
You might know Ingebrigt Haker Flaten as one of the best improvising bassists on the contemporary global scene – but he's also a musician with larger concepts and ideas too, which he presents in this beautiful set of six different pieces that have more of a compositional vibe than some of his other work! Flaten's got a really great ear for sound here – not just the notes on the page, but the way the sonic presence of all the musicians come together in the studio – often working with a sense of resonance that takes us back to experimental sessions of the 70s, particularly that moment when artists were beginning to realize that creative use of the studio could enhance some new jazz conceptions! The rest of the lineup features Mette Rasmussen on alto, Atle Nymo on tenor and bass clarinet, Eivind Lonning on trumpet, Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir on guitar, Oscar Gronberg on piano and keyboards, and both Olaf Olsen and Veslemoy Narvesen on drums and percussion – on titles that include "Brinken", "A La Lala Love You", "Chaos Pad", "Museumplein", "Hakkaran", and "Miles Ave". CD

Partial matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ingebrigt Haker FlatenExit Knarr ... LP
Odin (Norway), 2022. New Copy ... About February 15, 2022 (delayed)
You might know Ingebrigt Haker Flaten as one of the best improvising bassists on the contemporary global scene – but he's also a musician with larger concepts and ideas too, which he presents in this beautiful set of six different pieces that have more of a compositional vibe than some of his other work! Flaten's got a really great ear for sound here – not just the notes on the page, but the way the sonic presence of all the musicians come together in the studio – often working with a sense of resonance that takes us back to experimental sessions of the 70s, particularly that moment when artists were beginning to realize that creative use of the studio could enhance some new jazz conceptions! The rest of the lineup features Mette Rasmussen on alto, Atle Nymo on tenor and bass clarinet, Eivind Lonning on trumpet, Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir on guitar, Oscar Gronberg on piano and keyboards, and both Olaf Olsen and Veslemoy Narvesen on drums and percussion – on titles that include "Brinken", "A La Lala Love You", "Chaos Pad", "Museumplein", "Hakkaran", and "Miles Ave". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Exit Knarr ... CD 15.99

Partial matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny FrigoI Love John Frigo – He Swings ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
John, aka Johnny Frigo, who's best known to our set for the rare dynamite jazz dance sides he recorded later on, and to the jazz world at large for his work as a bassist, leads a small group on this rare, early full length for Mercury as as a leader on his first instrument – the violin! It's a pretty sweet set, and really not at all the token late 50s swing set you'd expect from the title, and owes as much or more to the bop scene at the time. Frigo's lead violin gives the tunes kind of a cinematic sweep – and he's accompanied by Dick Marx on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Norm Jeffries on drums and others. Tracks include "What A Difference A Day Made", "Polka Dots And Moon Beams", "Blue Orchids", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Is Love Good To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

Partial matches57
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra1940 ... CD
Circle, 1940. Used ... $7.99
Tracks include "Fable Of The Rose", "You Got Me Out On A Limb", "Little Brown Jug", "Tuxedo Junction", "Big Bad Bill", and "Polka Dots And Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches58
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jesse Harris & Vinicius CantuariaSurpresa ... CD
Sunnyside, 2021. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful little record that's a bit hard to peg – one that features guitars and vocals from both Jesse Harris and Vinicius Cantuaria, in modes that move between jazz, Brazilian, and other styles – often with the kind of gentle warmth that we love from Cantuaria's own recordings, but with a slightly different vibe too! That vibe might be the vocals of Harris – who has a rasp that's nicely personal, even when Cantuaria's harmonizing along – and there's also some nice touches from musical guests along the way – a lineup that includes Bill Frisell on guitar, Jeremy Gustin on percussion, and Melody Gardot on vocals and piano, shifting in different modes from track to track. Both leaders also handle a bit of percussion – and titles include "Rio Negro", "Far Away", "How Long", "Waiting", "Surpresa", "Broken Umbrellas", "O Maria", and "West Broadway Shuffle". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
Also available Surpresa ... CD 9.99

Partial matches59
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jesse Harris & Vinicius CantuariaSurpresa ... CD
Sunnyside, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A beautiful little record that's a bit hard to peg – one that features guitars and vocals from both Jesse Harris and Vinicius Cantuaria, in modes that move between jazz, Brazilian, and other styles – often with the kind of gentle warmth that we love from Cantuaria's own recordings, but with a slightly different vibe too! That vibe might be the vocals of Harris – who has a rasp that's nicely personal, even when Cantuaria's harmonizing along – and there's also some nice touches from musical guests along the way – a lineup that includes Bill Frisell on guitar, Jeremy Gustin on percussion, and Melody Gardot on vocals and piano, shifting in different modes from track to track. Both leaders also handle a bit of percussion – and titles include "Rio Negro", "Far Away", "How Long", "Waiting", "Surpresa", "Broken Umbrellas", "O Maria", and "West Broadway Shuffle". CD
Also available Surpresa ... CD 8.99

Partial matches60
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tubby Hayes/Tony Coe/Frank EvansJazz Tete A Tete ... CD
77 Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
An obscure release that features some rare material by British jazz saxophone giants Tubby Hayes and Tony Coe! The tracks were all recorded live in 1966 at the Students Union Hall at Bristol University – and although the recording quality isn't up to some of Hayes' other live sets from the time, the energy of the playing certainly is! Hayes plays with the quartet of trumpeter Les Condon – on tracks that include "Freedom Monday" and "When My Baby Gets Mad – Everybody Split". Tony Coe is on tenor, and leading his quintet with John Picard on trombone, Colin Purbook on piano, Peter Ind on bass, and Jackie Dougan on drums – on versions of "The Jeep Is Jumpin", "Tenderly", and "Blues We Played Last Night", both of which feature Coe on tenor. Last up is guitarist Frank Evans, playing with Ind and Dougan, on "Blues For Sunday" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

Partial matches61
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Irene JalentiDawn ... CD
Antidote Sounds, 2021. Used ... $8.99
With special guests Warren Wolf on vibes and Sean Jones on trumpet and flugelhorn. CD
(Still sealed.)

Partial matches62
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ivan LinsAcariocando ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $18.99
Always-great work from Ivan Lins – one of the few Brazilian artists who never falters as the years go on! If anything, Lins has grown into a maturity that fits his songs almost even better than back in the 70s – a sense of wisdom and presence that really serves his lyrical talents wonderfully, and which is carried off here with some lightly jazzy backgrounds. There's nothing revolutionary about the record, but it's got a solidity that's really great – a simple but effective approach to the songs that's always been Lins' strongest calling card in Brazilian popular music, and which seems to have even more focus in recent years. Guests include Chico Buarque, Dona Ivone Lara, Lenine, Moska, Boca Livre, and Guinga – and titles include "Se Acontecer", "A Gente Merece Ser Feliz", "Diana No Mar", "Lua Sagrada", "Antidotos", "Lar Doce Lar", "Deus E Mais", "Passarela No Ar", and "Ela E A Propria Vida". CD
(Out of print, CD is copy protected.)

Partial matches63
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
LootpackLost Tapes ... LP
Traffic/Crate Diggas Palace, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 30.99
Way more than just a set of "lost tapes" – but that's what we've come to expect for any project that involves Madlib – an artist for whom even the smallest of moments is a thing of greatness! Lootpack are the trio that first helped Madlib rise to fame in the 90s – working alongside Wildchild and DJ Romes, and really perfecting his production skills – and the cuts here are from the years before they got signed to Stones Throw, including work from the Psyche Move EP that was their first solo release. Yet there's also plenty of Stones Throw guests on the project – including Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), God's Gift, Kazi, Oh No, and Medaphoar – fleshing things out nicely on tracks that include "Inner Soul", "Psyche Move", "I Come Real With This", "Situation", "Get Whack", "Antidote To Antidope", "Attack Of The Tupperware Puppets", "Forever Beef", and "I Declare War". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches64
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '65In Person At El Matador ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great little live set from Sergio Mendes and his Brasil 65 group – a pre-Brasil 66 combo that features Wanda De Sah on vocals and Rosinha De Valenca on guitar! The style here is more traditionally Brazilian bossa than Sergio's later work on A&M – a fluidly jazzy groove captured with a good sense of intimacy despite the live setting – and issued by Atlantic as a nice antidote to some of the more watered-down bossa work on the US market! The vocals are wonderful – often spare and a bit more fragile than the two-voiced sound of A&M – and titles include "Tem Do De Mim", "Noa Noa", "Caminho De Casa", and "Arrastao". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches65
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
Includes the songs "Lolita", "Yesterdays", "Delilah (Take 4)", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", "Double Deal", "Body And Soul (Take 7)", "Delirium", "Besame Mucho (Take 3)", "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)", "Tune Up (Take 5)", "Four On Six", "Groove Yard", "Full House", and "Stairway To The Stars (Take 6)". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches66
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $3.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches67
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
MorphineCure For Pain ... CD
Ryko, 1993. Used ... $6.99
The second and best album by Morphine – rightly remembered as a much needed antidote to the grunge and mainstream alternative rock that was taking over pop culture at the time – and an enduring, ageless classic that would stand out in any era! Morphine's previous album was nearly as great, but Cure For Pain is nearly perfect. Mark Sandman's 2-string slide bass sound is indeed perfectly paired with his own vocals, the sax and drums doing the rest of the work instrumentally – there was only a couple years in which they'd really surprise us sonically with this setup, but what an amazing couple of years – and albums! Includes "Dawna", "Buena", "I'm Free Now", "All Wrong", "Candy", In Spite Of Me", "Thursday", "Cure For Pain", "Sheila", "Let's Take A Trip Together". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches68
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Papas Da LinguaXa La La ... CD
Antidoto (Brazil), 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches69
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pharoah SandersOh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Later work by Pharoah Sanders – and an overlooked set that's filled with some pretty nice material! The group features electric piano by Donald Smith and acoustic piano by William Henderson – and the groove is a mixture of spiritual soul jazz with a few more standard numbers that differ from Pharoah's albums on Impulse. At the best moments, Pharoah is blowing with all his classic magic – crafting the sort of long and raspy lines that always grab us immediately, as the rhythm section comps out modally behind him, setting up a soulfully swinging groove. Highlights include a version of Coltrane's "Equinox", done in a building modal way that stays very faithful to the original, and a long version of "Out Of This World", one that runs for 14 minutes, building into a straight jazz groove that layers sound upon sound upon sound. Leon Thomas sings a bit on the record – and titles include "Next Time You See Me", "If It Wasn't For A Woman", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches70
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Mel TormeIt's A Blue World (80s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem/Affinity (UK), 1955. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever from the great Mel Torme – and a set that's a bit different than his other work for the Bethlehem label too! The set features Mel singing to lush backings from arranger Al Pellegrini – who brings in a mode that definitely lives up to the blue tones promised in the title – with enough melancholy moments in the mix to rival the sound of Frank Sinatra's classic Wee Small Hours album. The voice of the Velvet Fog is perfect in such a setting – and Torme's all serious, all classic, all the way through – no gimmicks or tricks or goofy moments at all. Titles include "How Long Has This Been Going On", "It's A Blue World", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good", "All This & Heaven Too", "Wonderful One", and "Stay As Sweet As You Are". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches71
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Piero UmilianiL'Uomo E La Citta (Man & The City) ... CD
Liuto/Dialogo (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
A hip set of swinging urban tunes – recorded by Piero Umiliani in 1976, in a mode that recalls American "urban" jazz tributes from the 50s and 60s – especially some of the albums that were dedicated to New York! Yet the difference here is that he session's got a bit of a 70s sound – with some slight electric instrumentation, and some backings that feel a bit like they were lifted from a Lalo Schifrin soundtrack – an influence that's more than ok in our book! The work is quite different than some of Umiliani's mad 60s work – but no less great, and a welcome addition to his rich catalog of work. The record is definitely one of Piero's jazziest from the 70s – thanks to work from Italian legends who include Oscar Valdambrini, Bruno Tommaso, and Dino Piano – on titles that include "Citta Amica", "Citta Frenetica", "Viadotti", "Piazza Di Siena", "L'Uomo E La Citta", "Rete Urbana", "Suoni Della Citta", and "Centrali Termiche". CD

Partial matches72
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Adam WalacinskiDwaj Panowie N (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A rare set of crime jazz from early 60s Poland – a wonderfully rich soundtrack that mixes lots of great work on saxes with some fuller orchestrations that deliver a heck of a lot of feeling! The approach is maybe a bit like some of the jazzier soundtracks of Kenyon Hopkins or Elmer Bernstein – still relatively orchestral in format, but making use of a solo horn in ways that are very different than soundtracks of the generation before – sometimes with modes that are straighter jazz, other times with elements that have a bit more of an evocative sense of drama. Titles include "Taras", "Czolowka", "Paszport Dyplomatczny", "Noc/Szpital", "Grob/Klucze", and "Powrot Do Domu/Morderstwo". CD also features 10 more tracks from the film Dotkniecie Nocy – even jazzier work than the first soundtrack – and 2 more from the first film. CD

Partial matches73
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas (US pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1969. Sealed ... $16.99
Late work by Webster and Byas – playing here with backing by a European rhythm section that includes Tete Montoliu on piano and Peter Trunk on bass, plus American Albert Heath on drums. The tracks are mostly long and open – with the main focus on letting the two tenor giants solo as much as possible. Tracks include "Caravan", "Sundae", "Blues For Dottie Mae", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing – still sealed, but shrinkwrap is open a bit on the spine.)

Partial matches74
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tom ZeTodos Os Olhos (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the most legendary albums from groundbreaking Brazilian music pioneer Tom Ze – and a record that introduces itself with an equally legendary cover image! (Hint: that's not an eyeball on the front.) Ze had already been recording a bit by the time of this record – but this set is easily his most experimental album ever – a record that even makes the work of the late 60s Tropicalia generation sound a bit more catchy and tuneful – as Tom's drawing here from all sorts of strands of avant poetry and instrumentation. The vibe is almost like some of the most experimental Saravah Records albums of the period – unusual songwriting served up in an approach that mixes hard percussion, spare production, quirky guitar, and some of the strangest vocals ever recorded in Brazil. Titles include Complexo De Epico", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Dodo E Zeze", "Brigitte Bardot", and "O Riso E A Faca". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches75
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousAction Time Vision – A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976 to 1979 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99 51.99
A truly incredible collection – even more wonderful than we might have guessed from the title and cover – and both of those are already pretty darn appealing! This package might well be the most comprehensive we've ever seen on the early days of punk in England – a package that goes way past the big names, way past the classic cuts, and really digs deep into the huge explosion of indie labels that fueled the scene – creating a legacy of rare singles and amazing sounds that the British scene hadn't seen in years! If you dig the Sex Pistols or Clash, there's dozens of other tunes here to love – some by artists you'll know from later fame, represented here on very early tracks – and lots more from acts who maybe only gave the world a handful of brilliant singles. The presentation is as stunning as the music – 111 tracks on 4CDs, inside a heavy 64 page book-style jacket – with page after page of notes on each song and band, and lots of images as well. Consider this whole thing an overdue primer on all the punk you missed – even if you lived back in the day – and lose yourself in the huge array of tracks by groups who include The Radiators From Space, Puncture, Some Chicken, The Panik, The Only Ones, Suspects, Tueway Army, The Boys, Acme Sewage Co, Raped, Bazoomis, Menace GLC, Sids, Rudi, Art Attack, Angelic Upstarts, Mean Street, Poison Girls, Chelsea, Demon Preacher, Leyton Brothers, The Dole, Riff Raff, The Tights, Social Security, Nicky & The Dots, No Way, The Wall, Hollywood Brats, Disco Zombies, Spizzoil, Horrorcomic, The Cravats, and lots lots more! CD

Partial matches76
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches77
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBack To The Basics – The Chips Moman Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
Beautiful work from songwriter Chips Moman – a key force on the Memphis scene at the end of the 60s, and a writer whose pen managed to touch a huge range of genres and styles over the years! Chips is maybe best known for the famous songs he gave to Aretha Franklin and others in his early years – but Moman has that special southern style of easily crossing genres, which meant that his heartfelt lyrics were also taken up by folks in country and rock as well – as you'll hear on this great collection that brings together all sorts of unusual interpretations of Chips' tunes! If there ever was an artist to warrant the treatment that Ace gives in its "songwriter" series, it was Moman – and there's plenty of notes on the songs and the recordings to help flesh out your understanding of his genius. Titles include "Promises" by Carla Thomas, "For You" by Gizzelle, "Do Right Woman Do Right Man" by Cher, "Fool In Love" by the Veltones, "I'll Never Give Her Up" by The Canes, "Don't Let It Be This Time" by The Gentrys, "You're Gonna See A Lot More Of My Leaving" by Barbara Lynn, "Okeechobee Purple" by Gary Stewart, "Dark End Of The Street" by The Flying Burrito Brothers, "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by BJ Thomas, "Luckenbach Texas" by Waylon Jennings, "So Much Like My Dad" by George Strait, "Here Come The Flowers" by Dottie West, and "Easy Street" by Johnny Cash. CD

Partial matches78
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBeale Street Beats – Home Of The Blues Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Home Of The Blues/Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
Great work from the Memphis scene of the early 60s, served up here by one of the city's smaller independent labels – not Stax, Sun, or Hi Records – but the much smaller Home Of The Blues, an important imprint who helped bridge the worlds of R&B and soul at the start of the 60s! At some level, the company owes a lot to King Records – as they carried forth a legacy of that company's R&B work, and also picked up a few of its artists too – while also moving things forward into more soul-based modes, with help from a young Willie Mitchell – who worked for Home Of The Blues in the studio before moving onto greater fame at HI! Titles on this first set are some great nuggets from the HOTB vaults – titles that include "You're So Hard To Pleas" by Willie Cobbs, "Rocking All The Time" by Roy Brown, "Teenage Letter" by Billy Lee Riley, "Goofball" by The 5 Royales, "Sugar Baby" by Roy Brown, "Thirty Five Thirty" by Willie Mitchell, "Little Schoolgirl" by Larry Birdsong, "Home Of The Blues" by Sammy Lawhorn, and "Search No More" by Jimmy Dotson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool 10" package!)

Partial matches79
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousC89 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99 30.99
The British scene right at the cusp of the big time – tracks from a moment when the always-indie world of the C86 generation was just about to break into much wider territory, including a fair bit of crossover fame on this side of the Atlantic as well! The fuzzy touches of the Creation Records crowd have been more than absorbed by lots of these groups, as have some of the more offbeat rhythms of the avant pop groups on the fringes – and mixed with some of the more electric beats that Manchester acts were bringing to play, especially with a bit of dancefloor play. Yet throughout it all, there's a superior sense of songcraft that really holds these tracks together – plenty of numbers that shoulda been hits, mixed with work by groups who were just about to break through – and peppered throughout by lots of other gems from artists who just never made it that far. As with all the previous volumes in this wonderful series, there's a stunning level of depth to the whole presentation – really documenting this fantastic moment when it seemed that the British scene was able to turn out wonderful records day after day, week after week – most of them from small labels and upcoming artists. The package features a whopping 72 tracks in all – with work by The Ammonites, Pooh Sticks, Bridewell Taxis, The Popguns, Stone Roses, Strawberry Story, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Red Chair Fadeaway, Korova Milkbar, The La's, Family Cat, Me & Dean Martin, The Church Grims, Men Of Westness, Said Liquidator, Christine's Cat, Kit, The Rain, The Moss Poles, Treebound Story, The Snapdragons, Just Another Sunny Day, The Orchids, The Bardots, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, and Ambitious Beggars. CD

Partial matches80
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousEcoutez Le Cinema – 20 Ans Vol 1 – Chanson De Films ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really cool collection – one that brings together key songs from a variety of different films from France – some of them the originals from the movies, some of them other very cool interpretations! These aren't instrumentals, as almost all of them have vocals – and the package focuses very strongly on material from the late 60s and early 70s – one of our favorite periods ever for film soundtracks! Titles include "La Chanson D'Helene" by Romy Schnieder & Michel Piccoli, "Mic Et Mac" by Anna Karina, "Hard Times" by Mickey Baker & Eileen, "Et Si On Invitait James Dean" by Fred Pallem & Juliette Paquereau, "Barbarella" by Jackie Lee, "Where Did Our Summers Go" by Nicole Croisille, "Mon Enfance Est Un Rubis" by The Swingle Singers, "Ca N'Arrive Qu'Aux Autres" by Michel Polnareff, "Sur Le Boulevard Du Rhum" by Brigitte Bardot, and "Sex Shop" by Serge Gainsbourg. LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches81
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousGroove Club 3 – Cambodia Rock Intensified ... CD
Lion/Get On Down, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Mad sounds from Cambodia – rock and roll at the core, but with a delivery that's unlike anything you'd hear in the Anglo world! There's plenty of Eastern elements going down in the music – not just the local lyrics, but other ways of putting together a rhythm, tuning a guitar, and hypnotically delivering a melody. Yet all the sounds are focused with an ear towards crossover pop as well – not really the stuff of chart hits, but tuneful, catchy modes that really make us dig the whole thing – even though we can't understand a word of the lyrics! The package features very detailed notes – plenty to help you figure out the music as you're digging the tunes – and the double-length set features 18 tracks that include "Kchol Kdot Tirk John" and "Prous Teh Oun" by Sinn Sisamouth, "Pros Reang Yeh Yeh" and "Chnam Oun 31" by Pan Ron, "Sora" by Yos Alarong, "Kom Nirk Oun Euy" by Ros Sereysothea, "Berk Tvea Auy Bong" by Im Sonserm, and "Jah Joh Aem" by Ros Sereysothea. CD

Partial matches82
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousJammy's From The Roots 1977 to 1985 ... CD
Greensleeves, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 20.98
Crucial work from the mighty King Jammy – nearly a decade's worth of productions involving a host of key artists on the Kingston scene – set up with a quality that really helps Jamaican move forward at the underground, after a burst of global fame in the 70s! Jammy's got this nicely rootsy vibe here – not roots reggae, although there's some of that here – but an evolved version of indie production that makes this work such a great antidote to some of the major label material that was flooding the market at the time – righteous sounds from the streets, by artists who were still working hard to uncover new modes and fresh sounds! The choice of cuts is great – and titles include "Pablo in Moonlight City (12" mix)" by Augustus Pablo, "Fally Ranking" by Johnny Osbourne, "Tonight Is The Night To Unite" by Black Uhuru, "It A Go Dread" by Barry Brown", "Life Hard A Yard" by Natural Vibes, "Boom-Shack-A-Lack" by Junior Reid, "Children Of Israel" by Frankie Paul, "Liberation" by Junior Delgado, "Conscience Speaks" by Black Crucial, "Mr Landlord" by Half Pint, "Please Officer (12" mix)" by Earl Zero, "Jah Fire Will Be Burning" by Hugh Mundell, and "Youth Man" by Noel Phillips. 32 tracks on 2CDs. CD

Partial matches83
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousKeb Darge & Cut Chemist Present Lost & Found – Rockabilly & Jump Blues ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $43.99
A different groove than usual from Keb Darge – not the deep funk we're used to seeing associated with his name, but a killer selection of rare R&B and rockabilly work – co-compiled here with Cut Chemist! Turns out both Keb and Chemist are longtime fans and collectors of the genres, and they really know their stuff – digging here as deep into 50s material as they might usually do with 60s and 70s soul and funk. But even without the high-end collector pedigree, the set's a great one – way more than just obvious older numbers – and filled with ultra-rare tracks that are as hard-grooving and gritty as they are obscure! As with other BBE compilations, the sound here is great – a very welcome antidote to all the dodgy rockabilly sets on the market – and Keb also includes some great liner notes too, offering up a unique London perspective on these older American sounds. 2LP set features a whopping 37 tracks in all – including "All I Can Do Is Cry" by Wayne Walker, "Chick Chick" by Junior Dean & The Avalons, "Cottonpickin" by Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders, "Stressed Up" by Kick Em Jenny, "Juicy Fruit" by Rudy Greene, "Sadie Green" by Big T Tyler, "Stampede" by The Scarlets, "Fever" by Carlos & The Bandidos, "Shorty The Barber" by Lou Millet, "That'll Get It" by The Imps, "Long Time Dead" by Jack Rabbit Slim, "Don't Have A Heart Left To Break" by High Noon, and "Hot Dog" by Corky Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing from 2013 in the black cover.)

Partial matches84
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 36 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of TNT & Marathon Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Searing rockabilly work from the Texas scene of the late 50s – all work that came from the powerhouse TNT label out of San Antonio, and the related Marathon Records too! These cuts aren't country twangers, and are instead definitely the kind of raw early rockers that this series does such a good job of tracking down – really wonderful numbers that we never would have heard otherwise, and which explode with the same sort of energy that must have made them fantastic to hear from some backroom jukebox in a small corner tavern! As with the other volumes, there's very detailed notes within, and label scans too – the kind of package that makes this series such a great antidote to some of the more random rockabilly compilations out there. Titles include "China Doll" by Ray Stone, "Here I Come" by Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, "Catapiller" by Ray Campi, "Set Me Free" by Bill Morrison, "I Love Her" by The Blue Notes, "One More Time" by The Traits, "Pink Bow Tie" by Jerry Dove & His String Dusters, "Duck Tail Cat" by Dan Virva & The Flying D Ramblers, "Trapped" by Cecil Moore & The Notes, "Living Myself To Death" by Chuck Goddard, "I Want You To Love Me Tonight" by Ray Liberto, and "Truck Drivers Special" by Lonnie Lille. CD

Partial matches85
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese pressing, UMV 2619.)

Partial matches86
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ James Brown/Stro ElliotBlack & Loud – James Brown Reimagined By Stro Elliot ... LP
Republic, Late 60s/Early 70s/2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The funky genius of James Brown, given a whole new spin for the 21st Century by Stro Elliot of The Roots! Stro clearly loves James' music, and never tries to dominate it too much – as his mixes here are mostly faithful to the funky structure of the originals, and almost work more in an "edit" mode to expand on some of the best elements at the core – while also then throwing in some additional rhythms and other elements. The record's a great antidote to some of the overly-done remixes of classic funk, soul, and jazz – as you'll hear on cuts that include "The Goodest Foot", "Dragon Pants", "Coal Sweat", "Get Up Off", "Sortabad", "Turn It Up Give It Shrooms", "Black & Loud", "Machine No Make Sex", and "She Made Me Popcorn". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches87
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cosmic JokersCosmic Jokers ... LP
Die Kosmischen Kuriere (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The seminal debut of The Cosmic Jokers – a Krautrock supergroup who really offer up a genre-setting standard with the work on the set! Each track takes up a full side of the record – spun out by the spacious electric talents of Manuel Gottsching, Dieter Dierks, Klaus Schulze, Harald Grosskopf, and Jurgen Dollase – often with a sound that's much leaner than you might expect, which is what makes the record so amazing! These guys are almost an antidote to the heavy jamming of the prog scene – as instead of sounding like a quintet really blowing the roof off the studio, they work this kind of alchemy with their instruments, slowly shifting sound and style in ways that are still as mindblowing now as they were back in 1973. The set features two long tracks – "Galactic Joke" and "Cosmic Joy". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches88
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bill EvansMoonbeams ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

Partial matches89
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Marquis HillWay We Play ... CD
Concord, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Perhaps the best to date from trumpeter Marquis Hill – still a young player, but he plays with a depth of Chicago soul jazz history in his musical DNA, even as he brings in profoundly modern touches! Marquis was splitting his time between Chicago and NYC by the time The Way We Play was recorded, but he's really showing a deep love for Chicago here, from the cover art to the choice of material, in which he's invigorating classic numbers with fresh, youthful urgency. Core players include Makaya McCraven on drums, Christian McBride on alto, Justin "Justefan" Thomas on vibes and Joshua Ramos on bass – with guest vocalists Christie Dashiell and Meagan McNeal, poet Harold Green III, percussionist Jan Pastor and trombonist Vincent Gardner. Includes "The Way We Play/Minority", "Moon Rays", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", a truly fresh, slowed down and moodier take on the Herbie Hancock classic "Maiden Voyage" with some emotive wordless vocals, "Fly Little Bird Fly", "Beep Durple", "Straight, No Chaser", "My Foolish Heart" and "Smile". CD

Partial matches90
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Elmo HopeAll Star Sessions (Informal Jazz/Homecoming) ... CD
Prestige/Riverside/Milestone, 1956/1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of the few sessions that pianist Elmo Hope cut as a leader in groups with horn players – back to back on one CD, with great notes! First up is Informal Jazz – a 1956 blowing session with Hope on the keys, and a great group that includes Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, and Hank Mobley – plus Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The 4 tracks from that session are all nice and long, with plenty of solo space – and titles include "Weeja", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "On It", and "Avalon". Next is material from the album Homecoming – a great little album that Hope made upon his return to the east coast in the early 60s, not too long before he passed away. Half the tunes are cut with a sextet that features Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath – and the other are cut with a trio that features Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones, who provide the rhythm for the sextet tunes. The mix of settings is about half and half – and titles include "Moe Jr", "La Berthe", "Eyes So Beautiful", and "One Mo Blues". It's great to hear Hope back with horns, after cutting so many trio sides during this point in his life – and his unique style on the keys is still matched nicely with the larger group of players. CD
(Out of print. Please note this disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

Partial matches91
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – The Ultimate Collection (5CD set) ... CD
Union Square/Universal (UK), Late 60s. Used 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of classic soul – 5CDs and 100 tracks in all – all with the upbeat, soaring vibe that's always made these underground American cuts such favorites on the UK Northern Soul scene! The package starts with Motown, then really takes off – featuring loads of killer cuts from Chicago, Philly, and beyond – almost all from the late 60s, but with a few contributions from other years too – and all of the chart-shy quality that belies the love of rare and unusual cuts that made the Northern Soul dancefloors such a groundbreaking place for soul. Titles include "I'm In Your Hands" by Mary Love, "Baby I Miss You" by Tommy Good, "I'm Glad I Fell In Love With You" by OC Smith, "Sign On The Dotted Line" by Gene Latter, "Compared To What" by Mr Flood's Party, "Baby Hit & Run" by The Contours, "Baby Without You" by Danny Monday, "I Hurt On The Other Side" by Sidney Barnes, "Name It You got It" by Mickey Moonshine, "For This I Thank You" by Gino Parks, "Love Runs Out" by Willie Hutch, "Soul Self Satisfaction" by Earl Jackson, "Marching Out Of Your Life" by The Heartstoppers, "I'm Gonna Pick Up My Toys" by The Devonnes, "Just Another Heartache" by Little Richie, "Can't Satisfy" by The Impressions, "Never Say No To Your Baby" by The Hit Pack, "Who's Little Girl Are You" by Danny Williams – and lots lots more! CD

Partial matches92
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ AzymuthCascades/Rapid Transit ... CD
Milestone, 1982/1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublimely soulful work from Azymuth – 2 albums back to back on a single CD! Cascades is fantastic fusion from a group who just couldn't miss during these early 80s California years! The sound here is smooth, but never slick – always a little offbeat, and quite different from more mainstream US fusion of the time – thanks to the genius of Jose Roberto Bertrami's keyboards, which glide one moment, dip the next, and often have these slight changes in speed that are totally great. Other members of the core trio include Alex Malheiros on bass and guitar and Ivan Conti on drums and percussion – and the set also features guest work by Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, Jose Carlos on flute, and Sidney Moreira on percussion. Titles include "Remembering Milton", "Club Morocco", "Through The Window", "Festa Nativa", "Cascade Of The Seven Waterfalls", and "Indian Pepper". Rapid Transit is a set with a really warm groove overall – hardly the too-fast, or too-urban record you might expect from the title! Instead, there's a nicely organic sensibility going on here – a sound that feels fresh and spontaneous, even when it's in the highly electric territory of Jose Roberto Bertami's keyboards. There's a slight bit of added flute and percussion on the set, but most of the sounds here are from the core Azymuth trio – who even vocalize wordlessly on one of the album's best tracks. Titles include "Missing Doto", "Make Mine Guarana", "Gate Of Time", "I'm Just Looking Around", "Somewhere In Brazil", and "Afternoon". CD

Partial matches93
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bill EvansLast Waltz (8CD box set) ... CD
Milestone, 1980. Used 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The final run of shows from Bill Evans, recorded at San Francisco's Keystone Korner just days before his passing. The group is a trio – with Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and together they work through a wide ranging set list of standards and originals by Evans. Tracks include "Re: Person I Knew", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Turn Out The Stars", "Nardis", "But Beautiful", "Letter To Evan", "Emily", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", and "My Foolish Heart" – hours of material and a fitting testament to an incredible artist! CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

Partial matches94
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Von FreemanHave No Fear (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nessa, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best studio albums ever from the legendary Von Freeman – and a date that really captures some of the careful essence of his live performances in Chicago! Unlike the previous Atlantic album, which tried to fit Von into a more expected bag, this easygoing Nessa session really lets him open up and take off – blowing tunes that are straight ahead, but always with that offbeat style that turns the songs inside out – making them rich exploratory fields for inventive and creative solos! The group fits Von's longtime credo of never upstaging the leader – which gives his tenor lots of room to blow – and players include John Young on piano , David Shipp on bass, and the great Wilbur Campbell on drums. Titles include a great version of Mancini's "Mr Lucky", plus "Swinging The Blues", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", and "Have No Fear Soul Is Here". This great Nessa CD version has a killer bonus track, too – the Freeman-composed "Boomerang". CD

Partial matches95
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Serge GainsbourgComme Un Boomerang – Best Of Serge Gainsbourg ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very well done compilation truly including some of the very Best Of Serge Gainsbourg – programmed chronologically starting with the late 50s – not only some of the best of Serge, but some of the most provocative, innovative and creatively fearless popular music ever! From the more elegant, jazzier early number and on through the great duets, more sultry and stripped down numbers and bits of all the great strains of his inimitable style. Features the previously unissued "Comme Un Boomerang", plus "Leau A La Bouche", "Baudelaire", "Elaeudanla Teiteia", "Comic Strip", "Requiem Pur Un C", "L'Anamour", "Elisa", "La Decadanse" with Jane Birkin, "Bonnie And Clyde" with Bridgette Bardot, "Aux Armes Et Caetera" and more. 27 tracks on the 2LP version, LP1 from 1960-1968 and LP2 from 1968 to 1979. LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches96
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Serge GainsbourgInitials BB (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Philips (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) – but it's also got some incredible cuts that are exclusive to this album, and which have that stone funky groove that makes the best late 60s work of Serge so in-demand these days! The best tracks include "Mustang", "Initials BB", and "Black And White" – all of which have incredible funky intros that are totally sampleable – and the set also includes "Bonnie & Clyde", "Qui Est In Qui Est Out", "Marilu", "Shu Ba Du Ba La Loo Ba", "Hold Up", "Torrey Canyon", "Dr Jeckyll et Monsieur Hyde", "Comic Strip", and "Bloody Jack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

Partial matches97
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierLe Pacha (with bonus tracks) ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! Le Pacha is a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – shifting effortlessly from track to track to create a mad melange of musical grooves! Cuts include the classic "Requiem Pour Un Con", which is a funky gem – plus "Psychastenie", "Joss A La Calvados", "Un Noel 67", "Cadavres En Serie", "Batucada Meurtriere", and Brigitte Bardot singing "Harley Davidson"! Also includes 3 bonus tracks – the unreleased instrumental version of "Requiem Pour Un Con", plus "Freedom Baby" and "No No Yes Yes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

Partial matches98
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Nelson Y Sus EstrellasHistoria Nelson Y Sus Estrellas (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Discomoda, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The group of Nelson Gonzalez recorded down in Venezuela, and didn't get as much exposure on the US scene as they should have – but this tasty little set of tracks is one that we'd put right up there next to some of the best from Fania or Tico at the time! The selection of cuts is wonderful – almost all cookers, and showing a group who were really evolving in a short span of time – picking up all the best small combo modes that were driving changes in Latin rhythms around the scene, but also leaving plenty of their own mark on the tunes as well! The whole record is great – really overflowing with new ideas and enthusiasm – on cuts that include "Payaso", "Llorandote", "Ritmo De Alla", "Londres", "Ya Veras", "Presiento", El Forastero", "La Sirena", "Vete Vete", "Cancion India", "El Rey Del Aji", "Tu Recuerdo", and "Ya Veras". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches99
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy (Trip) ... LP
EmArcy, 1954/1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Trip pressing.)

Partial matches100
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousThese Arms Of Mine – The Birth Of Southern Soul ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Brook Benton, Ruth Brown, Tarheel Slim & Little Ann, Carol Fran, Larry Bridsong, Arthur Alexander, Fred Lowery, Roscoe Shelton, Buddy Ace, Bobby Bland, Jimmy Dotson, The Canes, Willie Harper, Betty Lavette, and more – 60 tracks total! CD
 
 
 



⇑ Top