Not to be confused with the Street People funk group who had one album out on Vigor, these guys are more of a rock/soul outfit – one who probably only existed in the studio for this one-off Pickwick project! The set compiles "spiritual" soul and rock tunes from the late 60s and early 70s – performed with a style that's a bit John & Yoko, a bit Edwin Hawkins, and occasionally funky at times. There's a nice instrumental called "Booty Butt" that gets a bit funky – and the album's version of "Put Your Hand In The Hand" starts with the same drumbreak as on the original Ocean recording, but a bit faster than that one. Other tracks include "Power to The People", "Hot Love", and "Love Her Madly". LP, Vinyl record album
The Hues Corporation may forever be remembered for their one hit "Rock The Boat", but the trio were actually a pretty great little pop soul outfit – very much in the best mode of the RCA approach to the genre at the time! This set brings together some of the group's best work for RCA – material arranged by Tom Sellers, HB Barnum, and Gene Page – all with a glistening quality that was aimed straight for AM, but which still sounds pretty great to our ears today. Titles include "Rock The Boat", "Rockin Soul", "Bound On A Reason", "You Showed Me What Love Is", "One Good Night Together", "Love Corporation", and "Freedom For The Stallion". LP, Vinyl record album
Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys —
Stoney End ... LP Pickwick, Early 70s. Near Mint- ...
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Early work by Linda Rondstadt with the Stone Poneys – including their classic "Different Drum", plus "Hobo", "One For One", "Let's Get Together", "Driftin", and "Some Of Shelly's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
Oh how we love this album – and we think it may well be the best album ever from Charles Mingus! The set was recorded in that magical Mingus year of 1957, but oddly not released until 1962 – missing some of the initial frenzy of his discovery during the Atlantic and Columbia years. But the album's actually a treasure that predates the better-known latter sides – with a sharpness and intensity that Mingus hardly ever matched again! The group is one of his strongest ever – with Shafi Hadi on alto, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Bill Triglia on piano. There's a slight Latin vibe, as you might expect from the title – but it's very slight overall, and most of the tunes are in that sharply angular, fully expressive style that flowered most strongly for Mingus in the late 50s. There's not a wasted moment of music on the whole album – with tight solos and incredible rhythms that dominate every second of the extended tracks – and titles include "Dizzy Moods", "Flamingo", "Los Mariachis", "Ysabel's Tabel Dance", and "Tijuana Gift Shop". LP, Vinyl record album