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

Source Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 33
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Creative SourceCreative Source ... LP
Sussex, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
The massive first album from Creative Source – a really unique group who really helped push the ensemble vocal mode forward in the 70s! The mixed male/female lineup recalls similar groups of the late 60s – but Creative Source also have a deeper, hipper style that comes through right away – a good ear for jazz in their phrasing, and an ability to get past any of the hoke of more sing-song gal/guy groups. The tunes are very progressive, and the album features sublime arrangements from Skip Scarborough – who's working here in a wonderful realization of the style he'd work later for so many other artists. The group does a classic rendition of Scarborough's "You Can't Hide Love", which was a hit for Earth Wind & Fire, plus nice covers of two tracks by Sussex labelmate Bill Withers – "Who Is He & What Is He To You" and "Let Me In Your Life". Also includes the group's own "Oh Love", which is a nice groover – plus "Magic Carpet Ride", "Wildflower", and "Lovesville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, name in pen on the cover & labels.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Main SourceBreaking Atoms ... CD
Wild Pitch/Mr Bongo (UK), 1991. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the debut album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of bringing together fresh rhythms and samples, sharp-edged writing, and a keen sense of wit – all part of that next-generation level of intellectual hip hop that made them so groundbreaking at the time – and which still makes this album a fantastic delight all these many years later! The album introduced the world to the genius of Large Professor – and continues to shine for decades, thanks to tunes that include "Snake Eyes", "Looking At The Front Door", "Live At The Barbecue", "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball", "Peace Is Not The Word To Play", "Watch Roger Do His Thang", "He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music)", and "Just Hangin Out". CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Main SourceBreaking Atoms (2LP pic disc – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Wild Pitch/P-Vine (Japan), 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $51.99 59.99 About March 8, 2023
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the one and only album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of bringing together fresh rhythms and samples, sharp-edged writing, and a keen sense of wit – all part of that next-generation level of intellectual hip hop that made them so groundbreaking at the time – and which still makes this album a fantastic delight all these many years later! The album introduced the world to the genius of Large Professor – and continues to shine for decades, thanks to tunes that include "Snake Eyes", "Looking At The Front Door", "Live At The Barbecue", "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball", "Peace Is Not The Word To Play", "Watch Roger Do His Thang", "He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music)", and "Just Hangin Out". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Main SourceFakin The Funk/He Got So Much Soul He Don't Need Music (pic disc) ... 7-inch
Wild Pitch/P-Vine (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... About March 8, 2023
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Main SourceJust A Friendly Game Of Baseball/Vamos A Rapiar (pic disc) ... 7-inch
Wild Pitch/P-Vine (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... About March 8, 2023
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Main SourceLive At The Barbeque/Large Professor (pic disc) ... 7-inch
Wild Pitch/P-Vine (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... About March 8, 2023
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Main SourceLooking At The Front Door/Snake Eyes (pic disc) ... 7-inch
Wild Pitch/P-Vine (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... About March 8, 2023
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Main SourceBreaking Atoms ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1991. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the debut album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of bringing together fresh rhythms and samples, sharp-edged writing, and a keen sense of wit – all part of that next-generation level of intellectual hip hop that made them so groundbreaking at the time – and which still makes this album a fantastic delight all these many years later! The album introduced the world to the genius of Large Professor – and continues to shine for decades, thanks to tunes that include "Snake Eyes", "Looking At The Front Door", "Live At The Barbecue", "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball", "Peace Is Not The Word To Play", "Watch Roger Do His Thang", "He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music)", and "Just Hangin Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl Me Please pressing on clear with orange vinyl, with the booklet and bonus 7-inch, in a gatefold cover with slightly different design.)
Also available Breaking Atoms ... CD 11.99

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Main SourceBreaking Atoms ... LP
Wild Pitch/Mr Bongo (UK), 1991. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record that no hip hop home should be without – the debut album from Main Source, but a set that's more than strong enough to stand next to the best from contemporaries like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep! Like all three of those groups, these guys have a way of bringing together fresh rhythms and samples, sharp-edged writing, and a keen sense of wit – all part of that next-generation level of intellectual hip hop that made them so groundbreaking at the time – and which still makes this album a fantastic delight all these many years later! The album introduced the world to the genius of Large Professor – and continues to shine for decades, thanks to tunes that include "Snake Eyes", "Looking At The Front Door", "Live At The Barbecue", "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball", "Peace Is Not The Word To Play", "Watch Roger Do His Thang", "He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music)", and "Just Hangin Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Breaking Atoms ... CD 11.99

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Creative SourcePass The Feelin' On ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Smooth jazzy soul from this massively overlooked group from the 70s! Although many know their bigger recordings on Sussex, these Polydor sides are much more appealing to us, and have a nice jazzy soul sound that's similar to work of groups like Side Effect – with a mixture of harmony soul and more complicated arrangements, touched by a bit of funk, and some more sophisticated modern soul production. This LP includes an excellent funky cut called "Funky Luvah", plus the tracks "Pass The Feelin On", "Turn On To Music", "Don't Be Afraid", and "I Want Ya (Loving Me)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, lightly bent corners and half-split top and bottom seams.)

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ OC/Main Source/Ultramagnetic MCsWild Pitch EP – Time's Up/Blue Cheese/One To Grow On/Live At The BBQ/One To Grow On ... 12-inch
Hip Hop Classics, 1990s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
5 tracks from the glory days of Wild Pitch by OC, the UMC's, Main Source, and The Ultramagnetic MCs. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Hip Hop Classics sleeve with some ring and edge wear.)

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Production SourceAccents Disc 7 ... LP
TM Productions, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and splitting in the bottom seam.)

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Production SourceRandom Length Disc 3 ... LP
TM Productions, Late 70s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwera, edge wear, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

Exact matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Production SourceRhythm Pads & Accents Disc 12 ... LP
TM Productions, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam with heavy wear & torn section, and some surface wear.)

Exact matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Production SourceRhythm Pads & Accents Disc 4 ... LP
TM Productions, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light surface wear.)

Exact matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Production SourceRhythm Pads & Accents Disc 7 ... LP
TM Productions, 1979. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

Exact matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Yoshinori Hayashi/DB.SourceSquare Sun/Cooling/Anapo/Ciane (GG Records Trance Mix) ... 12-inch
Gravity Graffiti, 2017. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nubya GarciaSource ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic full-length debut from Nubya Garcia – a tenor saxophonist who's been making big waves on the London scene in recent work – and who, like most of her contemporaries in that city, is determined to push jazz into new dimensions that will keep the artform growing and alive for decades to come! At the core is Nubya's quartet – an excellent group that features Joe Armon-Jones on piano and Wurlitzer, Daniel Casimir on bass, and Sam Jones on drums – all working with energy that's boundless, and always has us running to the notes to figure out of there's more people working than just those four! And in most cases, that's not what's going on – save for a few spots that feature guest trumpet from Ms Maurice, and the occasional vocal appearance – hardly distractions from the amazing spirit and energy of the quartet at the core. Really wonderful work from a player who is rising up to be a key part of the next generation of jazz – on titles that include "Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be", "Source", "The Message Continues", "Pace", "La Cumbia Me Esta Llmando", and "Boundless Beings". CD

Exact matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nubya GarciaSource – Our Dance EP ... LP
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
A limited package of reworked tracks from the great Source album from London saxophonist Nubya Garcia! The cuts here are often handled by artists as jazz-sensitive as Garcia herself, which makes the whole thing way more than just some beats thrown behind instrumentation – as you'll hear on titles that include "The Message Continues (Mark De Clive Lowe rmx)", "Source (Makaya McCraven rmx)", "Stand With Each Other (Tahira rmx", and "Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be (Shy One rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies!)

Exact matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousNature, Source D'Inspiration – Anthologie Des Musiques Dediees A La Pensee Ecologique 1941 to 1962 – An Anthology Of Music Dedicated To Ecological Thinking ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A collection that's way better than you might guess from its gift shop-styled cover – as the package brings together music in a mix of different modes – including postwar French vocals, instrumental jazz, Brazilian music, and a few other styles – all in celebration of the natural elements of our planet! Despite the approach, this isn't some eco-themed package – as instead the music is maybe more poetic overall, and conjures up a host of vivid scenes and settings over the course of 43 tracks from a variety of artists who include Charles Trenet, Django Reinhardt, Sylvia Telles, Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Georges Brassens, Roland Kirk, Fred Katz, Chet Baker, Johnny Hodges, Chico Hamilton, Henri Crolla, Jean Gabin, and Miles Davis. CD

Exact matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Brand New HeaviesBonafide Funk (Main Source mix, source beats)/Death Threat (LP, Heavies mix, clean)/Soul Flower ... 12-inch
Delicious Vinyl, 1992. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare promo single, featuring 3 tracks from the hip hop album cut by the Heavies. "Bonafide Funk" features Main Source, "Death Threat" features Kool G Rap, and "Soul Flower" features The Pharcyde. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

Exact matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ George DukeInner Source (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic set that features the best recordings ever done by George Duke for MPS! The set's a 2LP package that compiles the sessions Solus and The Inner Source – both of which feature Duke in his purest form, at the height of his spacey keyboard powers, in settings that are neither too funky, too goofy, or too over the top. There's a lively mixture of jazzy playing, Latin riffing, and pure MPS modal grooving – and the record contains the material by Duke that always shows up on MPS comps, but which you can never actually find. Duke doesn't sing, and instead concentrates on leading the group and hitting some wonderful solos on the keys. Players include Armando Peraza on percussion, Luis Gasca on trumpet, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – and the vibe is warm, wonderful, and extremely soulful. If you've ever wondered why people consider George so great, this is the stuff to check out – as it's amazingly put together, with a sound that blows away most of his other albums. Titles include "Au-Right", "My Soul", "Manya", "Sweet Bite", "Always Constant", "Solus", "Nigerian Numberuma", "Feels So Good", and "Some Time Ago". Great stuff, and extremely difficult to find! LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ King PleasureSource (Original Moody's Mood/Golden Days) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An important set that documents a nice patch of King's early vocalese jazz sides – pivotal vocal jazz recordings that were not only enormously popular with listeners around the country, but which also did a heck of a lot in the way of advancing the way that male singers handled lead vocals on jazz-based tunes! The first album's pulled from his Original Moody's Mood For Love set for Prestige, which was itself a compilation and features "I'm In The Mood For Love", "Red Top", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "I'm Gone", "Funk Junction", "You're Crying", "Don't Get Scared", "This Is Always', and "Exclamation Blues". The second LP's the hard to find Goldne Days set, a beautiful record, and still one of the greatest jazz vocal albums ever made. The great King Pleasure sings in a raspy vocalese style similar to Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson, but with a sense of warmth and delivery that the two of them never seem to reach. The set list here features a stellar batch of tracks with lyrics by Pleasure, including "The New Symphony Sid", "No, Not Much", "Parker's Mood", and "Golden Days". There's some great accompaniment by LA hard bop players like Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wiggins, and Harold Land, and the whole set sparkles with imagination and warmth. 21 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear, fading along the spine, and is bent at the bottom left corner.)

Exact matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cecil McBeeMusic From The Source ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums issued as a leader by bassist Cecil McBee – and like all of the rest, a really amazing record that showcases the visionary talent that often made McBee such a key part of other folks' groups! The tracks are long and spiritual, but with slight avant leanings – and Cecil both plucks and bows his instrument, creating a masterful leadership to a group that includes Chico Freeman on flute and tenor, Joe Gardner on trumpet, Dennis Moorman on piano, Don Moye on drums, and Steve McCall on percussion – definitely a strong AACM influence in the lineup but with some of the soulful warmth that you'd expect more from a set on India Navigation. The performance was recorded at Sweet Basil – and includes 2 long tracks – "Agnez" and "First Song In The Day" – plus the shorter "God Spirit". CD
(Includes obi!)

Exact matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jackie McLean & Dexter GordonSource Vol 2 (Inner City) ... LP
Inner City, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great meeting of two generations of jazz – and one that really blows the top off some of Dexter Gordon's other European sessions of the time! The setting here is definitely one that's more a Gordon-based date – long tracks with rhythm backing from a trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. But unlike some of the other long-blown Gordon-heavy albums for the stretch, the presence of Jackie McLean really brings in a new sort of fire – the kind of soaring, soulful energy he brought to his own records in these immediate post-Blue Note years – almost a Coltrane influence, and a sense of spiritualism that really comes through on some of his solo moments – even in this relatively straight setting. Titles include "Half Nelson", "I Can't Get Started", "Another Hair-Do", and "Dexter Digs In". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

Exact matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Saxo LatinoLa Source Inepuisable – Meditation ... LP
Marc, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A set that's maybe as Caribbean as it is Latin – with sax from Wiener Smith amidst a strong mix of guitars, bass, and percussion – topped with vocals from Ulrick Laguerre! Titles include "Volveras A Mi", "Confidences", "Get High Get Down", "Pas Gain Chance", and "Yamille". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and tape on two seams – but this is a nice copy.)

Exact matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Elio VillafrancaSource In Between ... CD
Ceiba Tree, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Elio Villafranca on piano – with Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone! CD

Exact matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Tony AllenSource ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with more of the jazz currents you'd expect from the label – while still, in the Allen legacy, really going for something fresh and unique – as spontaneously creative as it is outright funky! There's definitely some Afro Funk rhythms on the album, but there's also a fuller brace of horns, dedicated to painting sound in rich colors and tones – alongside riffing guitar, organ and keyboard lines, and Tony's own mighty drums – which keep things moving in a straight ahead way, while also filling in the rhythms with wonderfully complicated bits too. The album's as rich and beautiful as you might hope – with titles that include "Cool Cats", "On Fire", "Wolf Eats Wolf", "Life Is Beautiful", "Ewajo", "Moody Boy", "Bad Roads", and "Woro Dance". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

Exact matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jackson 5 & OthersSoul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 (Vinyl 3) – We're Almost There/Good Thing Goin/ABC/Ain't No Sunshine ... 12-inch
Motown (Japan), Early 70s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
The first volume of this series was so popular, they've gone and done it again! This second volume of remixes follows very closely in the spirit of the first – in that it takes classic Motown work by The Jackson 5, and expands the grooves of the tracks with work by some of today's strongest DJs and producers. This Volume 3 of the ep vinyl series features 4 tracks – "We're Almost There (DJ Spinna remix)", "Good Thing Goin (DJ Bobo James remix)", "ABC (Justa Roots Rock mix)", and "Ain't No Sunshine (SSY remix)". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

Exact matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cecil McBeeMusic From The Source ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums issued as a leader by bassist Cecil McBee – and like all of the rest, a really amazing record that showcases the visionary talent that often made McBee such a key part of other folks' groups! The tracks are long and spiritual, but with slight avant leanings – and Cecil both plucks and bows his instrument, creating a masterful leadership to a group that includes Chico Freeman on flute and tenor, Joe Gardner on trumpet, Dennis Moorman on piano, Don Moye on drums, and Steve McCall on percussion – definitely a strong AACM influence in the lineup but with some of the soulful warmth that you'd expect more from a set on India Navigation. The performance was recorded at Sweet Basil – and includes 2 long tracks – "Agnez" and "First Song In The Day" – plus the shorter "God Spirit". CD

Exact matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jimmy ScottSource ... CD
Label M/Atlantic, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A unique moment from the legendary Jimmy Scott – a one-off album cut for Atlantic Records – recorded after his initial 50s fame, and decades before he'd finally get his due, much later in his life! The album's got a style that's a bit more mature than Scott's initial sides – a bit more grown up in approach, even though Jimmy's still got that really unique light tone to his vocals – and arranged by Arif Mardin and William Fischer in a hip blend of jazz and strings – with a slow-moving vibe that's completely mesmerizing. The core instrumentation is by a group that includes Junior Mance on piano, Billy Butler on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass – and titles include "Our Day Will Come", "I Wish I Knew", "This Love Of Mine", and a very moody version of "Exodus". CD

Exact matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kendrick Scott OracleSource ... CD
World Culture, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Robert Glasper, Myron Walden, and Lionel Loueke. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

Exact matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eric SpireReturn To The Source – Next Time/Fade Bass ... 12-inch
Silver Pearl, 2000. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Silver Pearl sleeve, with some small sticker remnants.)
 
Close matches: 14
Close matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AirMoon Safari ... CD
Source, 1998. Used ... $3.99
The classic debut of Air – one of the fresher avant pop albums of the late 90s to say the least, and one of the best since then, too! Perhaps the greatest achievement here is how they deftly layer such broad influences of the preceding few decades – from soaring string film schools, to nascent electronic pop, to fusiony jazz keyboards and much in between and beyond – into a wholly original vibe all Air's own that's as breezy today as it was at the end of the 90s. Includes "La Femme D'Argent", the standout classic "Sexy Boy", "All I Need", "Kelly Watch The Stars", "Talisman". "Remember", "You Make It Easy", "Ce Matin La", "New Star In The Sky" and "Le Voyage De Penelope". CD

Close matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Valentine BrothersValentine Brothers ... LP
Source/Demon (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
The great debut of The Valentine Brothers – a male soul duo who really helped find a newly sophisticated style at the end of the 70s – while still also managing to groove as well! The pair have a vibe that's a bit like the music coming out of Philly International at the time – post-disco, but still great for the clubs – given some excellent help here from the mighty Richard Evans on both production and arrangements – a talent you'll know from his own great albums, and some Chicago soul classics – still going very strong here! Titles include the duo's surprisingly strong soul take on "The Sound Of Music" – plus "We Belong Together", "Let Me Be The One", "I'm In Love", "Feelings Inside", "King Size Bed", and "Love Me Like You Mean It". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Young Hardy, Young Lo & BenzinoRelationships (clean, dirty, inst)/Untouchables (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Source Music, Early 2000s. Near Mint- ... $0.99 1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersBustin' Loose (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Source, 1979. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From the transitional period when Chuck and co. were moving from the harder funk style of their Sussex days to the Go Go sound they'd help pioneer in DC, with a style that combines both, with a bottom heavy groove, wiry guitar, horn stabs and percolating percussion. This single features their massive hit in classic funky 45 style, parts 1 & 2, but stretched way out over both sides of a 12", with more than a few breakdowns, call and response choruses and getting taken to the bridge, over and over. . . 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Source Disco sleeve.)

Close matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersFunk Express (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Source/Raw Venture, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great lost moment from seminal DC funk artist Chuck Brown – a set done after his mid 70s Sussex albums with the Soul Searchers, but before his bigger shift to GoGo modes in the 80s – all with a surprisingly jazzy vibe at times, thanks to sharp production from the great Wayne Henderson! The album's more Chuck's own than some of the Henderson/At-Home productions of the period – but the mix of styles is great, as Wayne has a way of bringing a fresh sort of focus to the Chuck Brown sound, in a style that's very much like his Bustin Loose record – tight, but never too slick or commercial – balanced in just the right way! Titles include a remake of Henderson's great "Keep That Same Old Feeling" – plus "Sticks & Stones", "Come On & Boogie", "In The Pocket", "Who Are You", "Time Has No Ending", and "Slow Down". CD has four bonus tracks – all issued here for the first time – "I Love You I Do", "Get Up Get Down", "I Want To Ta Ta You Baby", and "The Key". CD

Close matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Album ... LP
Source, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly great post-Philly International work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – recorded at a time when the group had actually let a female singer into their ranks! Sharon Paige is the lady here – and she creates a nice sense of interplay with the male singers in the group – that sort of back and forth that you might find in some of Al Hudson's work with One Way, or in a variety of other funky club acts who were rising in the mainstream at the time. Harold Melvin produced, and there's some definite late Philly moments in the tracks "Prayin" and "Baby I'm Back" – but the greatest charm of the album possibly comes from tracks that change things up a bit, including "I Should Be Your Lover", "Tonight's The Night", and "Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and staining, a promo stamp and a bit of pen on the front, back and labels.)

Close matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Henri SalvadorChambre Avec Vue (aka Room With A View) ... CD
Source/Virgin (France), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of French bossa nova tracks – sung by vocalist Henri Salvador, and backed with some light jazzy guitar and piano, very much in the style of backings you'd hear on a classic album by Joao Gilberto. Salvador's voice is wonderful – with that warm, honest quality you'd hear in the vocals of Gilberto or Jobim – and he's joined on a few tracks by guests like Toots Thielemans or Francoise Hardy. Titles include "Mademoiselle", "Jardin D'Hiver", "Il Fait Dimanche", "Jazz Mediterranee", "Vagabond", "Un Tour De Manege", and "J'Ai Vu". CD
(Still sealed.)

Close matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ AirLe Soleil Est Pres De Moi (orig, Automator rmx)/J'Ai Dormi Souls L'Eau (orig, Chateau Flight rmx) ... 12-inch
Source (France), 1997. Very Good- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
2 beautiful tracks by this cool French combo, with 2 remixes, one by Automator! There's some beautiful spare waves of sound floating around in here, and with a warmth that's missing from the other current bands of this type. Watch for a cool muted tuba, which gives the tracks a lot of "bottom", and which adds a perfect grounding to this moody soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has edge wear.)

Close matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ AirPremiers Symptomes ... CD
Source (France), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
5 early tracks of Air's spacey stripped-down approach to new grooves, that hints at a very lounge-y feel, without ever diving into it headlong, with a nod to ethereal past sounds, all the while breaking new groupd of their own! Haunting, beautiful, spare, and without any of the cliches that you might find in many of the group's that followed in the wake of Portishead and the Headz phenomenon: "Modular Mix", "Casanova 70", "Les Professionnels", "J'Ai Dormi Sous L'Eau", "Le Soleil Est Pres De Mo". Plus, it's packaged in a very cool die-cut cover!! CD
(Cardboard sleeve has some edge wear and a small tear on the top seam.)

Close matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersBustin' Loose ... LP
Source, 1979. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Chuck Brown and his Soul Searchers group are past the arch jazzy funk of their days on Sussex Records – and they're heading more towards that ensemble sound that would drive the DC Go Go scene in the early 80s. The formula is heard to best effect on the big hit "Bustin Loose", an old school party funk jam that you'll probably recognize immediately – and which put Chuck and the group firmly back on the map for another few years! The group also does a pretty good remake of "If It Ain't Funky", which was on one of the earlier Soul Searchers albums – and the album includes the original cuts "Gotcha Now" and "Game Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, a name in marker in front, and some splitting in the seams.)

Close matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Album ... CD
Source/Valley Vue, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly great post-Philly International work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – recorded at a time when the group had actually let a female singer into their ranks! Sharon Paige is the lady here – and she creates a nice sense of interplay with the male singers in the group – that sort of back and forth that you might find in some of Al Hudson's work with One Way, or in a variety of other funky club acts who were rising in the mainstream at the time. Harold Melvin produced, and there's some definite late Philly moments in the tracks "Prayin" and "Baby I'm Back" – but the greatest charm of the album possibly comes from tracks that change things up a bit, including "I Should Be Your Lover", "Tonight's The Night", and "Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

Close matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Album ... LP
Source/Demon (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly great post-Philly International work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – recorded at a time when the group had actually let a female singer into their ranks! Sharon Paige is the lady here – and she creates a nice sense of interplay with the male singers in the group – that sort of back and forth that you might find in some of Al Hudson's work with One Way, or in a variety of other funky club acts who were rising in the mainstream at the time. Harold Melvin produced, and there's some definite late Philly moments in the tracks "Prayin" and "Baby I'm Back" – but the greatest charm of the album possibly comes from tracks that change things up a bit, including "I Should Be Your Lover", "Tonight's The Night", and "Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesPrayin' (ext)/Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey (ext) ... 12-inch
Source, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a name in pen.)

Close matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Most TalentedMagi (street, radio)/Tell 'Em Your Name (street, radio) ... 12-inch
One Source, 2000. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Possible matches: 105
Possible matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gene AmmonsLegends Of Acid Jazz – Black Cat!/You Talk That Talk! ... CD
Prestige, 1970/1971. Used ... $18.99
A pair of funky killers from tenorist Gene Ammons! Black Cat is one of the great funky albums that Gene Ammons cut for Prestige at the start of the 70s – quite different than his earlier work for the label, and a very different showcase for his tenor genius! The whole lineup here is amazing – a quintet that features heavy drums from Idris Muhammad, piano and Fender Rhodes from Harold Mabern, bass from Ron Carter, and some tremendously smoking guitar from the great George Freeman! Freeman goes nuts on the funky cut "The Black Cat" – and other tracks include "Jug Eyes", "Hi Ruth", "Something", and "Piece To Keep Away Evil Spirits". You Talk That Talk is a set done in collaboration with Sonny Stitt – and these two tenor giants meet in the period slightly before Ammons death, and they're grouped with some of the younger funky players on Prestige, like Leon Spencer, Idris Muhammad, and George Freeman. The sound is fairly traditional, but there's some nice funky moments. Tracks include "Out Of It", which was written by Harold Vick, "The People's Choice", written by Harold Ousley, and the title cut, which is a Leon Spencer original. The 14 track set includes the full titles from 2 LPs, plus 2 bonus cuts from a rare source! CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

Possible matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
DeForrest BrownAssembling A Black Counter Culture ... Book
Primary Information, 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
The term "techno" can refer to a lot these days, but writer DeForrest Brown takes the music right back to its source – and uses the book for a heavy dip into the glory days of the music when it first emerged on the Detroit scene of the 80s! Brown's a leader of the Make Techno Black Again movement – and this large volume is definitely a key part of that – a look at the way that Detroit was a crumbling industrial city after the 70s, but still a key cultural crossroads – one that had some of its underground heroes finding a way to chart a musical path forward, even while the industrial vision of the city lagged behind. Book is softcover, and a hefty 432 pages. Book

Possible matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bill BrufordSummerfold Collection 1987 to 2008 ... CD
Summerfold, Late 80s/1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
22 of the best tracks from 12 Summerfold albums ;"Up North", "My Heart Declares A Holiday", "Pilgrim's Way", "Stromboli Kicks", "Temple Of The Winds", "Candles Still Flicker In Romania's Dark", "Nerve", "It Needn't End In Tears", "If Summer Had Its Ghosts", "Thistledown", "Dewed-Eyed, Then Dancing", "No Truce With The Furies", "Revel Without A Pause", "The Sound Of Surprise", "The 16 Kingdoms Of The 5 Barbarians", "Kinship", "From The Source, We Tumble Headlong", "Baye Kene N'Diaye", "Footloose And Fancy Free", "Come To Dust", "White Knuckle Wedding", and "Beelzebub". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Alvin CurranSongs & Views Of The Magnetic Garden ... CD
Catalyst, 1993. Used ... $9.99
Beautiful early solo work from Alvin Curran – a set that's much more cerebral than his sounds with MEV, but which also has maybe a more personal vibe than some of his later works! There's a very organic approach to the music here – as Curran mixes source recordings with bits of voice, electronics, percussion, chimes, and even kalimba – elements that bring an acoustic spirit to the recording that's really wonderful – maybe more in the spiritual side of Terry Riley's music at times, but with some of the more earthbound modes of Popul Vuh as well. Yet there's also no easy comparison to this piece – part of Curran's genius – we're just pointing out that there's more of a spiritual side than you might expect! CD
(Out of print, punch through traycard artwork.)

Possible matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Express RisingFixed Rope II ... LP
Numero, 2018. Sealed ... $11.99
Beautifully moody sounds from Express Rising – a project that's really transformed over the years, and comes off with a gently sparkling quality here! The vibe is almost mid 80s 4AD – the more understated sides of that scene – but there's also more organic elements that are in keeping with the cover image – gentle interplay between guitar, keyboards, and other sources – but almost always abstracted a bit – still tuneful, but with just the right amount of obliqueness to obscure the source of the melodic elements. The songs are as poetic as their titles – which include "Drawing Of A Lake", "Smooth False Foxglove", "Touch Of Goodbye", "Focus Puller", "Unfamiliar Lights", "Canary Folded", and "Asunder". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Merrell FankhauserGoin Round In My Mind – The Merrell Fankhauser Anthology 1964 to 1979 (6CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 6CD ... $39.99 65.99
A long-overdue package – one that finally brings together all the many strands of music from underground Cali rock legend Merrell Fankhauser! CD1 features some of Merrell's earliest music – a host of early singles by Merrell & The Exiles, some of which were issued on the Glenn and Golden Crown labels – mixed here with rare unissued titles too – for a whopping 19 tracks that offer up a rare look at Fankhauser's earliest years! CD2 features the classic Fapardokly record – a lost bit of legend from the west coast scene of the 60s – and a record that's maybe best-known as a showcase for the early genius of Merrell Fankhauser – who wrote most of the songs on the set, a good number of which were actually recorded for the record by his previous group, The Exiles! Yet despite that little bit of trivia, there's a great vibe going on here – a seminal shift in the Cali scene from garagey work to trippier modes – served up beautifully on titles that include "Glass Chandelier", "Suzie Cryin", "Tomorrow's Girl", "Lila", "Mr Clock", "No Retreat", "Gone To Pot", "When I Get Home", "Supermarket", and "The Music Scene". CD3 features the album Things, recorded by Merrell Fankhauser & HMS Bounty – a perfect blend of Fankhauser's earlier garage rock modes and latter trippier styles! The tunes are short and wonderfully tuneful – produced at Gold Star studios, with a simple, straightforward style that makes all the deftness of the songwriting come through even more – an approach that, although supposedly steeped in Pacific Ocean inspiration, almost feels more like that great moment when some UK groups of the mid 60s were tripping out, but not too much. Titles include "Lost In The City", "Your Painted Lives", "In A Minute Not Too Soon", "A Visit With Ashiya", "The Big Gray Sky", and "Rich Man's Fable". CD4 features MU – an incredible record, and one that really lives up to all its well-deserved legend over the years – one of those sets that's not just rare, but which has all the chops to really deliver the goods! A few short years before, Merrell Fankhauser was recording garage and psych on the LA scene – but here, he steps off the latter with a bit of post-60s hangover – working with a current of darkness that really changes things up, while still providing a great outlet for his legendary work on guitar – and his mindblowing sense of a lyric! Titles include "Ballad Of Brother Lew", "Eternal Thirst", "Too Naked For Demetrius", "Mumbella Baye Tu La", "The Clouds Went That Way", and "Nobody Wants To Shine". CD5 features MU's The Last Album – 20 more tracks recorded in 1974, but unissued for many years – and CD6 features the legendary Maui album from the enigmatic Merrell Fankhauser – a self-released set that drew inspiration from his time in Hawaii – even though the set was mostly recorded in LA and San Francisco! The tunes are beautiful – nicely evolved from Merrell's psych of earlier years, with a much more personal vibe – yet all without some of those west coast cliches that were creeping into more mainstream music of the period. You might get the vibe partly right if you could maybe imagine a more personal singer/songwriter take on the AOR vibe of the period – with leaner, better instrumentation and unslick production – but that's also only part of the picture too! Titles include "On Our Way To Hana", "Make A Joyful Noise", "Garden In The Rain", "Waterfall", "The Source", "Sail It Over The Ocean", and "We Were All Free". Box set features a very detailed book of notes – bonus tracks added to most of the albums, and a massive 95 tracks in all! CD

Possible matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Daniel GrauDisco Fantasy ... CD
Oom Dooby Dochas/Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Sweet clubby sounds from a very obscure source – the mighty Daniel Grau, an artist who was working on the Venezuelan scene at the end of the 70s – and hardly ever got the exposure of American or European disco artists at the time! The album's way more than a fantasy – as Grau is right on the money, right from the start – able to spin out these beautifully tight, funky grooves that are awash in warm keyboards, riffing guitar, and lots of romping rhythms at the bottom – a groove that almost reminds us of Cerrone or some of his French contemporaries of the period, but a bit warmer overall – touched with this more intimate approach that really makes the music great – and sounds a lot different than some of the more commercial strains of disco from the period. Titles include "Sonido Magico", "Atlantis", "Doopey", "Dulce Armonia", "Swing Rock", "Guitarra Y Amor", and "Disco Fantasy". CD

Possible matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kazi & MadlibBlackmarket Seminar ... LP
Below System/Tuff Kong, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $37.99 42.99
A rare studio set from Kazi and Madlib – recorded way back in the mid 90s, but with the kind of crispy intensity that would make Madlib so influential for years to come! The title and the occasional skits on the set refer to a search for a "blackmarket seminar" – an underground source for music this great, which Madlib especially helped bring to a wider audience in years to come. Yet back in 1996, the sound was plenty fresh, and nice and raw – and still sounds tremendously so all these years later. The set features guest work from Wildchild, MED, and Oh No – and titles include "Called Your Bluff", "Sleep If You Want", "Corrections", "Snake Eyes", "Friendly Fire", "Tha Unstoppable", "Down 4 The Kaz", "OX Veterans", "Put Your Title To Waste", "Make Yo Ears Bleed", "Battle Drills (rmx)", and "Mind State". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Martin Kratochvil & Jazz QTemne Slunce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. Used ... $9.99 14.99
A wonderful soundtrack project from keyboardist Martin Kratochvil and the Jazz Q combo – a cool blend of spacey electronics and mellow fusion grooves – all with a vibe that's a nice change from some of the more famous electronic soundtracks of the time! There's a tuneful quality to Kratochvil's compositions that we really love – short, but beautiful melodies that bubble and percolate – almost at a level that's like a more compressed take on the Sky Records German scene, but slightly more dynamic too! Martin put together the score, but Jazz Q work with him on the instrumentation – and the 25-track score also features contributions by a few guests artists as well. Titles include "Anci", "Kolokvium", "Exploze Alfa", "Temne Slunce", "Sileny Beh", "Centrum Veleni", and "Hon". CD also features 7 more bonus tracks – source music and alternates! CD

Possible matches57
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Okkyung LeeNa-Reul – Black Cross Solo Sessions 3 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
Amazing solo work on cello from Okkyung Lee – material recorded after a particularly difficult stretch in 2020, as Lee was initially trapped in Korea, away from her instrument – then returned to the darkness of New York during its worst months of struggle! Yet despite that time leading up to the recording, the session actually feels like one with a new sense of optimism and exploration – all these fresh ideas for expression on the cello, at a level that make this record unlike any other we can think of – especially as there are many moments when the source of the music feels very unfamiliar, which are then balanced by more straightforward notes. Titles include "Burning", "Lorelei", "Drifting", "Mountains", "Grey", and "Pisces". CD
(Part of the Black Cross Solo Sessions series!)

Possible matches58
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation of rare African material) with some additional mixing from J Rocc – based on rare African vinyl. The sound is pure Madlib/Beat Konducta heady hip hop funk – recognizable as being spun from and inspired by African material, and impeccably so, with that instantly identifiable, exploratory Madlib sonic stamp. He looks far beyond Afrobeat and funk sources, with some raw funk rock beats, psych, garage and more with some trippy vocal samples – and he's building up from blueprints records originally pressed all over Africa – Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Ivory Coast. But too much mention of the source material risks making this sound like a compilation or a mix set, when it's Madlib all the way! Titles include "Motherland", "Raw Introduction To Afreaka", "Warrior's Theme", "Street Hustler", "Afritonic" (Pts 1 & 2), "Tradition", "Blackfire", "Obtaive", "Mtima", "African Bounce", "Freedom Play", "Natural Sound Waves", "Unika (Outro)" and many more. 37 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited! Deep purple" vinyl pressing.)

Possible matches59
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Herbie MannHerbie Mann Plays The Roar Of The Greasepaint, The Smell Of The Crowd ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $4.99
A surprisingly great album from Herbie Mann – especially considering that it's based around a Broadway score! The set goes way beyond the source of the tunes, though – and Herbie's combo makes some great groovy magic out of the music – often with some sweet Latin touches, as you'd hear on other Mann albums of the time – played by a cool group that also includes Chick Corea on piano, Mark Weinstein on trombone, and Dave Pike on vibes! Tracks are arranged by Ray Ellis, but with a much freer groove than usual – much more Mann-styled overall – and titles include "The Joker", "This Dream", "Who Can I Turn To", "Sweet Beginning", and "Feeling Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, some aging, and light stains in back.)

Possible matches60
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nova MateriaXpujil – Made To Measure 45 ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2021. Used ... $7.99
One of the most unusual records we've heard in the excellent Made To Measure series – and that's really saying a lot, given the quality of all the other releases over the years! This set features one single piece – a long journey in sound that begins with sonic samples recorded in the Mexican jungle by Nova Materia, as the members of the group took a long hike near Mayan ruins – source tapes that were then brought back to their studio in Paris, mixed with electronics, and recrafted into a very different experience altogether! This isn't beats with sound effects, or keyboards with samples – and instead, the piece is a very organic, textural work that also includes some guest electronics from Ikue Mori, and a bit of cello from Gaspar Claus. The whole thing is very much in the higher audio space that Made To Measure always aims for – and the single title piece takes up the entire record! CD
(Still sealed!)

Possible matches61
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie ParkerBird Returns ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Pretty great Charlie Parker material – issued by Savoy a number of years after his death, and obtained from obscure sources, with no data on the players on the sessions. The tracks are all nice and long, with plenty of solo space – and the recording quality is pretty good overall, possibly from a radio source, but sounding a bit more "live" than that. Titles include "Half Nelson", "Chasin The Bird", "Ko Ko", "Thriving From A Riff", and "Barbados". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has white tape on all seams. Vinyl has a short click on "Scrapple From The Apple".)
Also available Bird Returns (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 8.99

Possible matches62
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird Returns (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Savoy (Japan), Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
Pretty great Charlie Parker material – issued by Savoy a number of years after his death, and obtained from obscure sources, with no data on the players on the sessions. The tracks are all nice and long, with plenty of solo space – and the recording quality is pretty good overall, possibly from a radio source, but sounding a bit more "live" than that. Titles include "Half Nelson", "Chasin The Bird", "Ko Ko", "Thriving From A Riff", and "Barbados". CD
(Out of print. Sleeve has light wear.)
Also available Bird Returns ... LP 11.99

Possible matches63
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie Parker & OthersBird Up – The Originals ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
A great little sampler of the melodic genius of Charlie Parker – for the price of a latte! This set of 11 tunes serves as the source grooves for the new Bird Up remix project that features a number of DJ's and musicians building on the blueprint Parker groove with their own elements. But this one features the original tunes, with performers like the young Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach and others who went on to huge success as leaders after the Parker era. Includes "Now's The Time", "Relaxin' At Camarillo", "Salt Peanuts", "Bird Of Paradise", "Cheers", "Bebop", "Barbado's", "Constellation" and more. CD

Possible matches64
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Root SoulFreaky Power (2022 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
At Home Sound (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... $39.99 44.99
That's bassist Kenichi Ikeda standing strong on the cover of the album – but he's not alone in the music, as the whole thing features a full funky combo that's definitely driven by strong inspirations from 70s funk! The vibe is a bit fuller – think some of the bass-driven funk of Bootsy Collins – but production is still nice and lean, and there's plenty of focus on the instrumental interplay of the group – which is super tight, and features soaring horns next to riffing guitar, keyboards, and other classic elements. Andrea Clarke sings on "She's Got It", and all other cuts are instrumental – and include "Helix", "Source Of Life", "Searchers", "Freaky Power", "Star Haze", and "Amplification part 3". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – heavy cover and vinyl, with obi!)

Possible matches65
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Manfred SchoofManfred Schoof Quintet – Live In Bremen 1978 ... CD
Moosicus (Germany), 1978. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99 21.99
The cover's not as artful as those that grace his famous recordings from the 70s – but the music here from trumpeter Manfred Schoof is maybe even better than on those sets – really bold and open, as Schoof stretches out with the group on some nicely long tracks, almost in a mix of different modes from the German scene of the time – FMP melding with MPS melding with ECM! There's maybe a bit less of the latter on the record than the previous two, although the group do have an ear for some quieter moments of sound – as Manfred blows trumpet and flugelhorn with wonderful bass clarinet help from Michel Pilz – in a quintet that also features Rainer Bruninghaus on piano and keyboards, Gunter Lenz on bass, and Ralf Hubner on drums – all really top-shelf musicians from the scene at the time. Titles include "Source", "Resonance", "Neum", "Ostinato", "Weep & Cry", "Ludus Totalis", "For Marianne", "Lonesome Defender", and "Source". CD

Possible matches66
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Tommy VigEncounter With Time ... LP
Discovery, 1967/1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Vibist Tommy Vig leads a large band in this set of tracks recorded in 1967, with a swingin' band feel, and lots of solos by big names in west coast jazz. Vig solos quite a bit on vibes, and Mike Wofford plays piano. Cuts include "Space Race", "Finite Infinity", "Encounter", and "Space Source". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has a half split top seam, light wear, name in pen on the back.)

Possible matches67
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBig Deal – Weinberger Funk Library 1975 to 1979 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Big deal, indeed – as this excellent set looks at a really under-tapped source of sound library funk from the 70s – a small British company who was turning out glorious grooves in the same classic years as KPM or DeWolfe! The players here are mostly British, and many are more obscure than the other UK sound library musicians who worked for the bigger labels – and often had soundtrack and jazz studio recordings as well. These guys are fresh names, with fresh sounds, and some heavy grooves that have hardly seen the light of day after their limited 70s circulation on non-commercial albums. You've got a taste of a few Weinberger tracks on the Bosworth Library Sessions from Strut many years back – but these are all different grooves, chosen with the great ear for jazzy funk we expect from the Sonorama label. Titles include "Integration" by Trevor Bastow, "Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm" by Reginald Wale, "Over & Out" by Toni Campo, "Big Deal" by Midals Touch, "Santaren" by Vick Flick, "Focus On The Middle East" by Ishfahan Farid, "Knock On Wood" by Sid Dale, "Make No Bones" by Midals Touch, "Centrefold" by Toni Campo, "Soul Punch" by Piet Van Meren, and "Gone Gone Gone" by Reginale Wale. CD

Possible matches68
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBlaxploitation – The Payback Vol 3 ... CD
GTV (UK), Early 70s/1997. Used 2CD ... $19.99
3rd volume, and the righteous 70's soul and funk tracks keep on coming! Titles include "World Is A Ghetto" by War, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "Trouble Man" by Marvin Gaye, "Love TKO" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Breakout" by Johnny Hammond, "Ironside" by Quincy Jones, "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Melting Pot" by Booker T & The MGs, "Westchester Lady" by Bob James, and lots lots more! 25 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches69
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousCelestial Blues – Cosmic, Political, & Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for generations to come – styles that are now getting new fame in the hands of Kamasi Washington and some of his contemporaries, but which flowered first in recordings like these – pulled from the early 70s vaults of Prestige, Milestone, and Muse Records – and brought together here in a really wonderful collection! Tracks are all nice and long, and the set showcases an older generation of jazz musicians really flowering at the time – balanced perfectly between a sense of freedom and a spiritual soul – on titles that include "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, "Let Us Go To Higher Heights" by Carlos Garnett, "The Almoravid" by Joe Chambers, "Brown Eyes" by Charles Earland, "Warriors Of Peace" by Azar Lawrence, "Aftermath" by Oliver Nelson, "Josie Black" by Hampton Hawes, "Let It Take Your Mind" by Bayete Umbra Zindiko, "Fire" by Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane, and "The Free Slave" by Roy Brooks. CD

Possible matches70
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousColor De Tropico Vol 3 ... LP
El Palmas (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $35.99 39.99
A really great collection of rare tracks from Venezuela – a really under-tapped source of music from the 60s and 70s – and home to some wonderful hybrids and styles! The music here is definitely in the Latin side of the spectrum, but the approach varies nicely – and makes the results sound very different than more familiar modes from New York, Puerto Rico, and Colombia! There's maybe a bit of the freewheeling criss-crossing of ideas in post-revolution work from Cuba – but there's also plenty of funky jazz at work too – and much of this music jumps nicely between familiar modes, and really gives us a look at the unique sounds that were being created at this musical crossroads. Titles include "Mi Bella Ilusion" by Los Terricolas, "Shake It Baby" by Los Pajaros, "Quelle Noche" by Un Dos Tres Y Fuera, "El Entierro De Un Hombre Rico Que Murio De Hambre" by The Pets, "Tus 16 Anos" by Geminis 5, "Guarare" by Johnny Sedes, and "Siempre Para Ti" by Junior Squad. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches71
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousJukebox In Crampsville – 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime Apiece ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
Mad music that you might never have heard otherwise – the fantastic fifth installment in this excellent series inspired by The Cramps – and maybe the deepest-digging so far! There's no holds barred here – both in the source of the material, and the style – and the main criteria just seems to be finding tracks that are as way-out and wild as possible – almost all of which are pulled from the 45rpm underground of the late 50s and early 60s! The "jukebox" in the title is well-placed – as most of these cuts are mad rompers that would really liven up a nightclub – but we also can't imagine there ever being any jukebox as hip as this one, to bring all these fantastic singles together. Titles include "Icky Poo" by The Nomads, "Pimples & Braces" by Ric Gary, "Fling" by The Phaetons, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Bop Crazy Baby" by Vern Pullens, "Boom Stix" by Curley & The Jades, "Cannibal Stew" by Jerry & Mel, "Talk About A Party" by Lee Braun, "Mad Gass" by The Royal Teens, "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Mo Taters" by The Earthworms, "I'm The Wolfman" by Round Robin, "A Logger's Wife" by Buzz Martin, and "Strollie Bun" by The Blonde Bomber. CD

Possible matches72
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousJust Another Heartache – The Northern Soul Of Nashville ... CD
Soul World (Thailand), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A heady batch of soul from the Nashville scene – music from a place normally associated with country and western, but a surprisingly great source for funky sounds in the late 60s! Most of the cuts here appear to come from the Sound Stage Seven family of labels – music that still holds its southern roots, but which also has a feel that's a bit more upbeat, and sometimes more northern than other work of the time – especially given that the set's heavy on groovers for the dancefloor! Titles include "That One" by Fantastics, "Just Another Heartache" by Little Richie, "Breakaway" by Valentines, "Me & You" by The Fantastics, "Lover Come Back" by Jackie Beavers, "Suzy's Serenade" by Bob Wilson, "You're Gonna Need Me" by Ted Ford, "I Still Love You" by Ann Sexton, "Til I Get It Right" by Willie Hobbs, "If You Really Need A Friend" by Bobby Foster, and "Shake Off That Dream" by Eddie Billups. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches73
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousLovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Disco grooves from a source you might not expect – the Japanese scene of the 70s, which was home to a surprisingly strong array of records that were perfect for the clubs! In retrospect, maybe the music's not such a surprise – given that 70s Japan was also a hotbed of electric fusion, and the kind of sharp instrumentation that provides the core to most of these tunes – wicked basslines, sweet keyboards, and funky drums that propel these tracks along in a wonderful way – even if you can't understand some of the Japanese lyrics over the top! In fact, many of these numbers are even more in the fusion or funk-inspired side of disco – less the crossover cuts with strings and big production, and more like the kind of American club tracks you might hear from Kudu Records or some of the other fusion labels. The package is proof that great sounds can be truly universal – and comes with detailed notes on the artists and scene at the time. Titles include "By By Session Band" by Lily, "Summer Champion" by Yuko Asano, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Rainbow Parade" by Masayoshi Takanaka, "Uragiri" by Mari Natuski, "Maboroshi No Hito" by Miyako Chaki, "Banana" by Kay Ishiguro, "Yashow Macashow" by Ebonee Webb, "Lovin Mighty Fire" by Nayoya Matsuko & Minako Yoshida, "Sentimental Hotel" by Rie Nkahara, and "Barato Yajuu" by Haruomi Hosono. CD
Also available Lovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... LP 26.99

Possible matches74
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousLovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... LP
Ace/BGP (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 32.99
Disco grooves from a source you might not expect – the Japanese scene of the 70s, which was home to a surprisingly strong array of records that were perfect for the clubs! In retrospect, maybe the music's not such a surprise – given that 70s Japan was also a hotbed of electric fusion, and the kind of sharp instrumentation that provides the core to most of these tunes – wicked basslines, sweet keyboards, and funky drums that propel these tracks along in a wonderful way – even if you can't understand some of the Japanese lyrics over the top! In fact, many of these numbers are even more in the fusion or funk-inspired side of disco – less the crossover cuts with strings and big production, and more like the kind of American club tracks you might hear from Kudu Records or some of the other fusion labels. The package is proof that great sounds can be truly universal – and comes with detailed notes on the artists and scene at the time. Titles include "By By Session Band" by Lily, "Summer Champion" by Yuko Asano, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Rainbow Parade" by Masayoshi Takanaka, "Uragiri" by Mari Natuski, "Maboroshi No Hito" by Miyako Chaki, "Banana" by Kay Ishiguro, "Yashow Macashow" by Ebonee Webb, "Lovin Mighty Fire" by Nayoya Matsuko & Minako Yoshida, "Sentimental Hotel" by Rie Nkahara, and "Barato Yajuu" by Haruomi Hosono. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... CD 9.99

Possible matches75
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousPanama! – Latin, Calypso, & Funk On The Isthmus 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
An incredible musical discovery – and some really mindblowing grooves from a previously untapped source! As the title implies, Panama's a real crossroads of musical styles – bits of Latin, funk, and other Caribbean influences – all simmering together in the hot sun of the Isthmus, cooking up in grooves that are totally unique! The style here is still funk-based enough to appeal to fans of African or Brazilian grooves from the same period – but there's lots of unusual instrumental touches, twists, and turns that really make these tracks sparkle – a bit like some of the work from Belize on Numero's groundbreaking collection! As always with Soundway, the collection of tracks is no mistake – and each tune is presented with notes on the material and other helpful details – all to enforce the groove-conscious collection of music! Plenty funky throughout, and with a total of 15 tracks that includes "New Bag" by The Exciters, "Panama Esta Bueno Y Ma" by Los Exagerados, "Viva Panama" by Papi Brandao & Sus Ejecutivos, "Con Los Caballeros" by Los Caballeros De Colon, "Old Buzzard" by Los Silvertones, "Viva Tirado" by Los Mozambiques, "Let Me Do My Thing" by Los Dinamicos Exiters, "Soy Solo Para Ti" by Victor Boa Y Su Musica, "Nana Nina" by Busy Y Sus Magnificos, "Exciters Theme" by The Exciters, and "Descarga Tentacion" by Bolita Y Su Tentacion Latina. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches76
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousSampled Groove ... LP
Wagram (France), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 34.99
70s classics that have all been used in other tracks in recent years – as you might guess from the "sampled" in the title – a reference to the cuts' use by artists who include Gang Starr, Raekown, Freddie Gibbs, Jay Z, Mobb Deep, and others! The "groove" means that there's a mix of soul, funk, and jazz cuts here – a hefty helping of 21 titles that include "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen, "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by Detroit Emeralds, "Nautilus" by Bob James, "Clean Up Woman" by Betty Wright, "Dance Of Maria" by Elias Rahbani, "Dr Love" by First Choice, "Love Sensation (7" mix)" by Loleatta Holloway, "Outro" by Blowfly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Darkest Light" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band, "Do The Bus Stop" by Fatback Band, "I Like Funky Music" by Uncle Louie, "Mechanical Baby" by George & Gwen McCrae, and "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches77
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousWigan Forever – 30 All Time Northern Classics ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $14.99
30 cuts from the glory days of the Wigan Casino, the UK's temple to modern soul, and the source of some of the best dancefloor scenes on that side of the Atlantic. Loads of great 60's soul cuts, including "Mr. Big Shot" by Gene Chandler, "That Other Place" by Wade Flemons, "Please Don't Go" by Willie Tee, "I Love You Always" by The Rivingtons, "Toast To The Lady" by Eddie Wilson, "I'd Think It Over" by Sam Fletcher, "Being Without You" by Maurice Williams, "You Hit Me Like TNT" by Linda Jones, and lots lots more. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches78
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Camelle HindsVibe Alive ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of modern soul tunes – recorded with lots of smooth jazzy touches, not with "vibes", as you might guess by the title, but in the jazz inflected tradition of some of the greats of the late 70s mellow soul generation. Showing his roots clearly, Camelle starts off with a cover of Leroy Hutson's classic "Closer To The Source", done here in a great modern version – and then leaps into loads of other sweet smooth tunes like, "Carupano", "The Beauty Of You", "Love So Good", and "Running Away". CD
(2000 Japanese pressing with obi.)

Possible matches79
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Freddie HughesSend My Baby Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Octave (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic! This is the kind of soul that we still collect vinyl for! Freddie Hughes is one of the great lost voices of the 60s, and this sparkling album of soulful tunes is a real gem! He's not the same singer as the Freddie Hughes from Chicago – and he hailed from San Francisco, a very unlikely source for such great soul music. The session was recorded with Lonnie Hewitt (Cal Tjader's funky piano player) in SF – but it's got that perfect New York Wand/Scepter "deep soul meets uptown" sound. The tracks are mostly written by Hughes or Hewitt – and they are all pretty amazing, filled with hooks that just don't quit, and some heartbreaking verses that match the work of writers like Curtis Mayfield or Garland Green. Titles include "Send My Baby Back", "He's No Good", "Tonight I'm Gonna See My Baby", and "I Gotta Keep My Bluff In". CD features bonus tracks – single versions of "I Just Found Out", "Will You Be Here", and "I've Got My Own Mind". CD

Possible matches80
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky like the best 70s conga players – and his approach to the instrument is kind of like a funky update of popular instrumental styles laid down on guitar by The Ventures or on moog by Hot Butter. This album features the classics "Apache" and "Bongo Rock" – both with monster funky breakdowns that showed up on a heck of a lot of hip hop records over the years – plus loads of other goodies like "Last Bongo In Belgium" and "Bongolia". Excellent stuff – and darn hard to find! (We can still remember how stunned we were when we found our first copy in a Canadian record store back in 1987 – and even then we had to pay plenty!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary reissue – on the same mirror-style cover as the original, with heavy tip-on cover!)

Possible matches81
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ KnackGet The Knack ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest power pop albums ever recorded – a blistering batch of tight little rocking tunes that took pop music back to basics at the end of the 70s! The group have an almost Beatles-esque flair for the short catchy tune – but have also pumped up things nicely with a smoothly compressed 70s approach to production. There's an urgency to the work that seems to drive the whole thing with an uptight adolescent sense of horniness – a strange force that kicks most tunes into ultradrive by tapping into a virtually limitless source of energy! Titles include the mega-hit "My Sharona", plus "Heartbeat", "Lucinda", "Frustrated", "Good Girls Don't", "Selfish", "O Tara", and "Maybe Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

Possible matches82
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ LovelitesLovelite Years – Featuring Guest Artist Niecy ... CD
Chi City/Love Lite Records, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chicago soul legends! The Lovelites were one of the city's best girl soul groups back in the day – but their best stuff has never been properly reissued until now! The group had a great sound that mixed raw vocals with a sweet harmony – in a manner that would later have a profound influence on many other groups in the city. The girls struck big with their first early hit "How Can I Tell My Mom And Dad?, an incredibly haunting tale of teen pregnancy and indecision. That cut is included on here, along with other excellent singles – like "My Conscience", "Bumpy Road Ahead", "I'm The One That You Need", "Get It Off My Conscience", "Love So Strong", "My Baby Loves Me", and more! The whole set was put together by producer Clarence Johnson, who handled the group back in the day. And Clarence also recorded a young Denice "Niecy" Williams (known then as Denice Chandler) – who was briefly a member of the Lovelites, and also recorded a few singles on her own. A few of those nice ones are included here – like the landmark "Love Is Tears" – making for a great set of Chicago vocals, with a total of 20 cuts in all. Nice price, too – and we got them straight from the source! CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches83
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ PocketsSo Delicious ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Pockets – a group who started out more in a jazzy mode, but who here have emerged as a fully-formed, soaringly soulful group that's a perfect fit for the Kalmiba Productions style of the late 70s! As you probably know, Kalimba's the production arm of the Earth Wind & Fire empire – and Pockets fit here right in tight with their groove – a nice little sidebar, definitely with their own spirit – but filled with that sense of perfection that wraps together funk, soul, and jazz with equal emphasis on all three styles! There's some great harmony vocals in the mix too – crafted with the care of contemporaneous groups like Side Effect or Creative Source – and titles include "Your Heart's In Trouble", "Bye Bye", "Catch Me", "So Delicious", "How Do You Think It Feels?", "Charisma", and "Baby Are You Coming Home With Me". CD

Possible matches84
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousAloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – a surprisingly strong source of well-crafted, warmly-produced grooves – all with a special sort of sparkle that reminds us a lot of the best Bay Area or LA sounds of the time! There's a sunny vibe to the music that really belies its roots – a blend of jazz, soul, funk, and more – all handled with production that's few notches down from the slicker AOR material of the period, which still lets all the more soulful currents shine through nicely – and which keeps all this stuff from ever sounding too commercial. Given the cultural cross-currents taking place on the islands at the time, there's a surprising mix of backgrounds to some of these groups – which results in a unique sound that's nicely colorblind, and which stands as a bit of a contrast to some of the more defined scenes on the mainland. As always with Strut Records, the track selection and presentation is wonderful – with plenty of notes that illuminate the music – and titles include "Sparkle" by Greenwood, "Get That Happy Feeling" by Lemuria, "Countryside Beauty" by Tender Leaf, "Yesterday's Love" by Aura, "Kawaihae" by Brother Noland, "Feel Like Getting Down" by Nova, "Love One Another" by Mike Lundy, "Coast To Coast" by Rockwell Fukino, and "Call Me" by Hal Bradbury. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches85
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousAt The Club – 25 Blistering Soul Essentials ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer soul from the 60s – a wonderfully rich array of hard soul grooves – all with a superb pedigree! The "At" here is short for "Atlantic" – as in Atlantic Records, the source of all the very groovy cuts on this set – as well as some from the early years of Stax Records too! But if you're thinking the collection's just another batch of overplayed Atlantic soul hits from the 60s, then think again – because the track selection is wonderful, and the compilation goes out of its way to pick lesser-known gems and rare singles – including some by artists we didn't even realize recorded for Atlantic! There's definitely a few familiar cuts on here, but there's lots more that were only briefly issued as 45s – as you'll hear on titles that include "Holding On With Both Hands" by Eddie Floyd, "Able Mable" by Mable John, "Walking Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee, "At The Club" by The Drifters, "It Ain't What You Got" by Jimmy Hughes, "Help Me Get The Feeling" by Ray Sharpe, "Some Other Guy" by Richie Barrett, "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" by Tami Lynn, "Que Sera Sera" by The High Keys, "Keep Lookin" by Solomon Burke, and the amazing "Some Kind Of Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six, a monster track that is worth the price of the CD alone! CD

Possible matches86
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousAt The Club – 25 Blistering Soul Essentials ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer soul from the 60s – a wonderfully rich array of hard soul grooves – all with a superb pedigree! The "At" here is short for "Atlantic" – as in Atlantic Records, the source of all the very groovy cuts on this set – as well as some from the early years of Stax Records too! But if you're thinking the collection's just another batch of overplayed Atlantic soul hits from the 60s, then think again – because the track selection is wonderful, and the compilation goes out of its way to pick lesser-known gems and rare singles – including some by artists we didn't even realize recorded for Atlantic! There's definitely a few familiar cuts on here, but there's lots more that were only briefly issued as 45s – as you'll hear on titles that include "Holding On With Both Hands" by Eddie Floyd, "Able Mable" by Mable John, "Walking Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee, "At The Club" by The Drifters, "It Ain't What You Got" by Jimmy Hughes, "Help Me Get The Feeling" by Ray Sharpe, "Some Other Guy" by Richie Barrett, "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" by Tami Lynn, "Que Sera Sera" by The High Keys, "Keep Lookin" by Solomon Burke, and the amazing "Some Kind Of Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six, a monster track that is worth the price of the CD alone! CD

Possible matches87
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousJourney To The Dawn – Illuminating Jazz From Theresa Records ... LP
Theresa/Temposphere (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost batch of soulful jazz from a massively overlooked source – the mighty Theresa Records, home to some really great recordings at the end of the 70s! Theresa was a tiny company formed in Oakland, CA at the end of the 70s – a spiritual heir to the sound of Impulse, Flying Dutchman, and other 70s powerhouse soul jazz labels – with a sound that was directly encapsulated in the label's own recordings of Pharoah Sanders at the time! After a few years of inactivity on the recording scene after his seminal sides for Impulse, Pharoah made a strong re-emergence on Theresa – working in a sweet style of soul jazz that was also picked up by some of the label's other strong artists. This excellent set was compiled in collaboration with Gilles Peterson – and features some of the hippest, most soulful tracks to come out on Theresa – work that takes off from the sound of Pharoah's earlier albums, into a whole new realm of expression! Titles include "Heart Is A Melody", "Rejoice", and "You've Got To Have Freedom" by Pharoah Sanders; "Samba" and "Pippin" by Ed Kelly; "Use Your Hands" and "Levels Of Consciousness" by Babatunde & Phenomena; and "Hip Funk" by Bishop Norman Williams & The One Mind Experience. 9 tracks on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches88
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousPlayers – 10 Super Rare Original Funk Monsters From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... LP
Soul Patrol (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of grooves from the legendary Soul Patrol Records – the long-running label that's always a key source for hard to find funk! As with other Soul Patrol sets, tracks here represent the farthest reaches of the funky 45 underground – hard to find singles from the late 60s and early 70s, brought together in a blistering array of heavy drums, scratchy guitars, and all-soul vocals! Most of the cuts are ones that we've never seen reissued elsewhere – and titles include "Funk" by King C, "Doin What You Need To Do" by Anthony Burns, "Love" by Rudy Lambert, "Sweet" by Brother Williams, "We Know We Got To Live Together" by Eugene Blacknell & The New Breed, "The Players" by The Inter Circle, and "Shucky Dan" by Ko Kane. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches89
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Mose AllisonMose Allison Sings (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A hipster vocal jazz classic – a full length Prestige album that brings together all of Mose Allison's vocal numbers from his initial run a the label! Mose started out as a pianist, but quickly won even greater attention with his down home, New Orleans-influenced way of singing – a mode that would be copped by many other singers in both rock and soul for years to come – but which still sounds best, here at the source! The recordings feature Mose on piano alongside his vocals – with only bass and drum accompaniment on all numbers – and titles include the mod classics "Parchman Farm" and "Seventh Son", plus "I've Got A Right To Cry", "Young Man's Blues", "Eyesight To The Blind", "If You Live", "One Room Country Shack", and "That's Alright". CD also features 3 bonus tracks, all instrumental – "Blueberry Hill", "Trouble In Mind", and "Creek Bank". CD

Possible matches90
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend of 70s fusion, bassy funk, and even tighter riffing – all put together with a greater depth and sense of soul than most other records of its type. Blackman's a GRP contemporary of Bernard Wright, Tom Browne, and Weldon Irvine – and there's bits of all their sound in the work here, but somehow Don does it even better – hitting these grooves, notes, and lines that seem to fall from the heavens – and which still stand as some of the hippest music of his generation. A record to file proudly next to your copies of Ramp and James Mason – and like those gems, the kind of record that only happens once in an artists career! Titles include "You Ain't Hip", "Yabba Dabba Do", "Heart's Desire", "Deaf Hook Up Connection", "Never Miss A Thing", and "Holding You Loving You", and "Since You Been Away So Long". CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)

Possible matches91
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Whit Boyd ComboParty Girls ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky organ jazz from a very unlikely source – a Texas-made porno from 1969, and a movie that dared ask the question "Do prostitutes make good wives?" The music is unusual in that it's actually pretty darn good – nice small combo jazz, often with a good current of funk in the mix – surprisingly still around after all these years, on audio tapes that stand where no extant copy of the film remains! The sound is nice and raw – heavy drums, plenty of Hammond, and some trumpet solos too – all with a feel that's maybe more like a gem from the contemporary funk underground, although a lot grittier overall! Plus, most tracks are nice and long – clearly scored for extended sex scenes – which is a real rarity for music like this of the time, usually served up on the short side of a funky 45. The set begins with the trailer-like "Don't Miss The Party Girls" – then soars into the 15 minute "Nikki & The College Boys", and the 23 minute "Party Scene/Strip Poker" – plus a version of the James Brown tune "I Got The Feelin". CD features bonus tracks – "Marathon Groove", "The First Girl's Story", and "Chardonnay Negligee" – plus the full take of the James Brown tune! CD

Possible matches92
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Brand New HeaviesHeavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Rhino, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from the early 90s – one that not only furthered the rebirth of live funk instrumentation at a time when ditigal elements dominated the scene – but also really opened up that mode to a whole new generation of hip hop as well! At a time when the music was all about the samples and beats, Brand New Heavies took it back to the generation before – and provided live instrumentation for a host of fantastic talents – a legendary lineup that includes performances from Main Source, The Pharcyde, Black Sheep, Kool G Rap, Gang Starr, and Masta Ace – all young and at the top of their game, with a quality level that alone would make the album great – then really sends it over the top when paired with the instrumentation! The whole thing's amazing – still maybe yet to be topped in such a style – and titles include "Who Makes The Loot", "It's Getting Hectic", "Wake Me When I'm Dead", "Soul Flower", and "Bonafide Funk". CD

Possible matches93
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ James Brown & OthersDynamite X – James Brown Remixes ... LP
Couch (Austria), 2007. Very Good 2LP ... Out Of Stock
This set's the reason they waited awhile to find a final resting place for James Brown – because the mixes here are certainly enough to have him turning in his grave! The set's a European extrapolation of grooves originally laid down by The Godfather back in the day – remixes that take the best bits, beats, and basslines from older classics, and rework them strongly into more contemporary numbers for the dancefloor. Overall, the approach is very quirky and playful – and the tracks are usually at a tempo that's faster than the more familiar originals by James – at a pace that's similar to the Japanese Soul Source remix project from years back. Titles include "Cold Sweat (Captain Funk dry mix)", "Sex Machine (Readymade jazz defector)", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (dZihan & Kamien rmx)", "Call Me Super Bad (Cay Taylan rmx)", "Funky Drummer (Listen To The Muro mix)", "Sunny (Funkmaster JB vs Funkmaster JS hardboiled rmx)", "Soul Power (jungle funk mix)", "Call Me Super Bad (Cornelius rework)", and "Get On The Good Foot (Mr Drunk rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent sides and corners, with a small worn spot at the center of the spine.)

Possible matches94
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ FrederickFrederick ... LP
Heat, 1985. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Nice bit of early slow jam material, with a heavy 80s vibe, and some deep soulful vocals by the enigmatic Frederick. We know little about Fred or the real source of this album, but the sound is top-notch, and tracks like "Gentle", "Somebody Won't Sleep Tonight", and "I Love You" rank up there with some of the best slow jam material from this period! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, a center split in the bottom seam and some pen on the front, back and both labels.)

Possible matches95
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eddie HendersonComin' Through ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sweet smooth and funky work from Eddie Henderson – a nice move from his more righteous work of the mid 70s, into an R&B-tinged sound that would take him far in years to come! The sound is surprisingly great, and still pretty darn righteous – thanks to some great production by Skip Drinkwater – working with Eddie in the same funky fusion mode as on his records with Bobbi Humphrey from the same time. There's a warm compressed groove to the session that's really great – and Eddie's working with a top-shelf batch of players that include Patrice Rushen, Paul Jackson, Julian Priester, and George Cables. Titles include "Movin On", "Say You Will", "Source", "Open Eyes", and "Beyond Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has minimal wear.)

Possible matches96
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ KirunaTarasarus ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heady work from Kiruna – a contemporary combo, but one with a feel that's like some of the darkest fusion of the 70s! The group's a trio – with a lineup that includes Fender Rhodes and organ, bass, and drums – but all used in really weird, wonderful ways that often abstract the sounds strongly from their original source. Bits of percussion, micromoog, and electronics are added in – all as subtle, simple elements of the growing darkness of the record – in a way that almost echoes the stark urban image on the front. And although the sound is freaky and fuzzy, it's also never too far outside – not free or avant, just in love with its own depth of sound! Titles include "April 19", "Black Window", "Winterkinder", "Raldo's Autostrada", "Underworld", "Preglow", "Sirens Of A Lost City (parts 1 & 2)", and "Afterglow". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches97
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Christian McBrideChristian McBride's New Jawn ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Christian McBride works here with a mighty striking group – a quartet that features Josh Evans on trumpet, Marcus Strickland on tenor and bass clarinet, and Nasheet Waits on drums – all players who give this record an edge that we're not used to hearing from Christian! The music was recorded live in St Louis, which might be part of the sound – but there's clearly a new mode of expression going on here from McBride, especially when he works his bass with lots of offbeat tones and bold moments that really seem to go past the usual! Waits really keeps the energy up too, and Strickland and Evans soar in all the right moments – on titles that include "The Middle Man", "Ballad Of Ernie Washington", "Ke-Kelli Sketch", "Walkin Funny", "Seek The Source", and "Kush". CD

Possible matches98
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Alton McClain & DestinyAlton McClain & Destiny ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Nice album of modern soul that was sort of lost at the time it came out, but which has been rediscovered by rare groovers over the past 10 years. The tracks have a bit of a jazzy vibe, and sound similar to some of the Creative Source tracks from around the same period. Titles include "It Must Be Love", "Power Of Love", "Crazy Love", and "Taking My Love For Granted". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen. Labels have a name in pen.)

Possible matches99
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jackie McLeanSwing Swang Swingin' ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jackie McLean cut some of his best bop sessions for Blue Note – and this is one of them! The record is amazingly precise, and features Jackie as the sole horn soloist in a group with Walter Bishop on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – a crack rhythm combo that give McLean plenty of room to blow on his searing alto sax. Tracks stream along with an amazing ease – and Jackie's perfectly-placed solos are right on the money every time! The set list includes a lot of standards, but they're done with that warm soulful approach that makes you hardly care about the source of the material – and instead focus on Jackie's amazing talents as an improviser! Titles include "What's New", "I Love You", "Let's Face The Music And Dance", and "Stable Mates". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur Series pressing.)

Possible matches100
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Classic 60s work from Thelonious Monk – featuring his incredible quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, certainly Monk's best-ever musical soulmate! The album features some newer versions of older tunes, and a few written just for the album – but the source of the material is not important, as the Monk/Rouse treatment always transforms whatever is handled, and recreates the work as an an angular sculpture of modernist beauty. Other players include Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Locomotive", "Blue Sea", "We See", "Japanese Folk Song", and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s pressing – CS9451. Cover has light wear and some discoloration from age on the back.)
 
 
! Didn't find what you're looking for? You can set a product alert and we'll notify you of new matches.
 



⇑ Top