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

Tidal Waves Edit search Phrase match

 
Sort by
Close matches: 28
Close matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chet BakerMr B – Chet Baker Trio (180 gram clear vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Really wonderful material from trumpet legend Chet Baker – one of those sets from Chet's "lost" years recording for a variety of labels on the European continent – but also work that really shows him exploring some great new territory! The Chet Baker during these years is much more stretched out and open – often recording in a unique sort of group, as he does here – working wi French piano great Michel Graillier, and the excellent bassist Ricardo Del Fra – in space that's wonderfully loose, and very understated – full of subtle but brilliant colors and tones! The record's a gem through and through – and titles include "Mister B", "Beatrice", "Strollin", "Dolphin Dance", and "Ellen & David". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on heavyweight clear vinyl!)

Close matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Exile OneExile One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Disques Debs/Tidal Waves, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 29.98
The fantastic first album from Exile One – a group who recorded more mainstream work in Paris later in their career – but who really sound fierce and funky here right at the start! The sound is lean, stripped-down, and a lot more aimed towards American soul than you'd guess from their Caribbean roots – especially on those tracks where group leader Gordon Henderson really stretches out and shows off both his deep and funky soul chops! There's a few cuts here that have more familiar Caribbean elements, but even those come across with a tighter, rawer sound than most of the group's contemporaries – which makes this debut a real 70s standout all the way through. Titles include "Funky Crookie", "Don't Bite The Hand", "Which One Is Me Home", "Miss Tomorrow", "If You Turn Your Back", and "Where's The World Gettin To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

Close matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Loleatta HollowayCry To Me (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A wonderful album of southern soul from Loleatta Holloway! The record was her last in the deep soul mode – and it's a gem that should have made her as big as her later disco records – a really well-crafted extension of styles that Stax and Atlantic had done in the 60s, but given a smoother, more sophisticated vibe for the 70s! The record was produced by Floyd Smith, and it's got some of the most sophisticated production we've heard on a southern diva album from the 70s – with instrumentation that still boggles us with its brilliance. Case in point is the amazing cut "Cry To Me", which has these insane banks of "weeping" guitar that send chills down our spine! The cut was written by Sam Dees, who also penned some other fine material for the album – and titles include "I Know Where You're Coming From", "Just Be True To Me", "Something About The Way I Feel", and a cover of Ruby Andrews' "Casanova". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on clear heavyweight vinyl!)

Close matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tony NewtonMysticism & Romance (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure funky fusion album from bassist Tony Newton – with a wild look that grabs you instantly! Tony plays this weird double-bass, and he's pictured with the instrument on the cover – looking like some super-heavy righteous dude that escaped from The Headhunters. The record features loads of spiraling bass solos, laid out over hard funky drums and keyboards. There's not a lot of breakbeats, but the record's got some nice hard fusion with tight changes and strong grooves. Funky tracks include "Groundshaker" and "Supernatural Rebirth" – and other titles include "BC 2 Chant", "Spread A Little Goodness", and "The Devil Walks Among Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

Close matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Byron Pope Speed Of LightMusic For Earthdwellers & Starseekers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A set recorded in Paris during the early 80s – but headed up by an American saxophonist, and done with a vibe that's like the best spiritual jazz modes of the 70s! Byron Pope has a compelling legacy that includes work with Burton Greene and Alan Silva – but he's definitely his own man here, working at the head of a group that's rich in organic rhythms, and which has a really great sense of flow – always moving forward with new ideas, bringing complex ideas into play with a down to earth sensibility in their sound! Pope's sound is great – nice and crisp – and other players include Georges-Edouard Nouel on piano, Roger Raspail on percussion, and Chris Henderson on drums – on titles that include "Shades Of", "No Boundaries", "Third Eyes", "This Way", and "Face Reality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

Close matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mack PorterPeace On You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A really unique album from Mack Porter – a singer born in Ghana, but working here on the Swiss scene, where he'd landed after late 60s work in other European cities! The music is this very unusual hybrid of rock and soul, with a mixture of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations – and the kind of thoughtful, sensitive, singer-songwriter approach that puts Mack somewhere in the territory of other stand-alone artists of his generation – like Terry Callier, Bill Withers, or Rodriguez! The music here sounds nothing like those three – especially when Porter hits a bit of a Hendrix vocal vibe on one track – but it certainly has an equally heady quality. Titles include "Miles To Go", "Peace On You", "Till The Fall", "Freedom", "Sunday In Neon Lights", and "Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

Close matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Purple ImagePurple Image ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 29.99
A key album in the post-Hendrix tradition of funky black rock – and the only album ever recorded by Cleveland's Purple Image! The approach here follows nicely in the same territory worked by Funkadelic and Fugi in the early days – a heady, fuzzed-up blend of trippy guitars, heavy rhythms, and some nice sweeter soul touches – all in a mode that swings nicely between really messed-up tunes, and others with a lighter, more soul-based approach. Side two of the record is dominated by the great jamming track "Marching to a Different Drummer" – easily enough to rival anything on Funkadelic's Free Your Mind album – and other cuts include "Living In the Ghetto", "Why", "Lady", and "We Got To Pull Together". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pharoah SandersMoon Child (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.98
Beautiful late 80s work from Pharoah – a wonderfully uncomplicated session that still has a great degree of soul! The album was recorded in Paris, with a quintet that includes William Henderson on acoustic piano, Stafford James on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, and Cheikh Tidiane Fale on percussion – and the overall approach is a bit more straight ahead than on some of Sanders' other albums – but in a really great way! The tunes are long and introspective – all done with spiritual rhythmic approaches, letting Pharoah open up on tenor and soprano sax – but never in a way that's overblown or overdone. The solos are perfectly placed – with wonderful phrasing and tone, rich in the colors that we've always loved on Sanders' work, but which can sometimes get lost in the confusion of an over-ambitious session. Titles include "Moon Child", "Moon Rays", "Soon", "Moniebah", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

Close matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pharoah SandersWelcome To Love (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Laidback, soulful work from Pharoah Sanders – a record that showcases a very different side of his talents than you might know from his classic albums on Impulse Records – but a side that's an equally great revelation overall! The album features mostly older jazz standards, blown by Pharoah in a mellow, late nite sort of mode – working with help from William Henderson on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Ecclesion Wainwright on drums. The format is surprisingly captivating, largely because Pharoah's tone is always such a treat – and he sparkles with a majesty on the set that captures our ear a lot more than we expected! The whole thing's almost got the feel of some of Coltrane's earlier ballad work – and titles include "The Nearness Of You", "Nancy", "I Want To Talk About You", "Say It Over And Over Again", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on 180 gram vinyl!)

Close matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
SylkSylk (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Earthquake/Tidal Waves, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
The only album ever issued by Sylk – a southern group with a sound that's tight, but never too slick – nicely indie from production to conception, and very different than other mainstream soul records from the time! The record's part of the great underground tradition of homegrown soul from the early 80s – music that's neither tied to later disco modes, or trying to be electro funk – but which still has some of the best elements of the late 70s firmly in place! Sylk mix together mellower cuts with groovers that are more in a tight funk mode than any sort of disco style – and there's an honesty to the whole thing that really belies their roots in the small scene in Augusta, GA. Titles include "Love Is The Key", "Be Somebody", "Seekin", "Movin On", "I'll Always Come Back To You", "I Just Want To Know Your Name", and "Lost & Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Sylk (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 28.99

Close matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ SylkSylk (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Earthquake/Tidal Waves, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
The only album ever issued by Sylk – a southern group with a sound that's tight, but never too slick – nicely indie from production to conception, and very different than other mainstream soul records from the time! The record's part of the great underground tradition of homegrown soul from the early 80s – music that's neither tied to later disco modes, or trying to be electro funk – but which still has some of the best elements of the late 70s firmly in place! Sylk mix together mellower cuts with groovers that are more in a tight funk mode than any sort of disco style – and there's an honesty to the whole thing that really belies their roots in the small scene in Augusta, GA. Titles include "Love Is The Key", "Be Somebody", "Seekin", "Movin On", "I'll Always Come Back To You", "I Just Want To Know Your Name", and "Lost & Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 100 copies!)
Also available Sylk (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

Close matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Marcos Valle & AzymuthBrazil By Music – Fly Cruzeiro (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cruzeiro/Tidal Waves, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
A really unique little album – one that features sounds created in collaboration between Marcos Valle and Azymuth – all done as a specialty album for an airline in Brazil! The sound is breezy and dreamy – different than some of Azymuth's earliest music, but not that far off – and inflected with the warmer touches that Valle used on his records as the 70s moved in – that almost-soundtrack style of sophistication, but still lean enough to groove! The music is rich in keyboards from Jose Roberto Bertrami – and the whole thing's got a breezy vibe that would have been perfect kicking back in a leather seat in first class, looking down at the beaches of Rio below! Titles include the "Jingle Cruzeiro" – plus versions of "Asa Branca", "Samba De Verao", "Nao Tem Solucao/Marina/Rosas", "Ate Pensei", "Pais Do Futebol", "Zazueira/Mas Que Nada", and "Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 200 copies!)

Close matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (180 gram pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a funk twist to it. Albert's vocals are definitely in the bluesy mode, but the backing is more in a Memphis soul style, with hints of Stax production styles in the mix, and lots of swirling organ underneath the vocals, in that Hi Records mode from the early 70s. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind", "Mischievous", "Feel The Need", "I Can't Stand It No More", "No Matter What The Cost Might Be", and "My Mother's Prayer". A pretty solid soul album all the way through – with a strong deep soul feel that's different than the usual Westbound/Eastbound bag! LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release!)

Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bernie WorrellPieces Of Woo – The Other Side ... LP
CMP/Tidal Waves, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A very unusual moment from the mighty Bernie Worrell – the keyboardist that most folks know for his work as part of the P-Funk universe of George Clinton – stepping out here on an early 90s album done in collaboration with producer Bill Laswell! Like most of Laswell's other projects around the time, there's a spirit here that's not only genre-busting, but also aimed towards some of the more unusual possibilities of collaboration – at a level that has Bernie working with talents from soul, funk, jazz, and some other styles too – a lineup that includes Amina Claudine Myers, Fred Wesley, Marty Erlich, Umar Bin Hassan, Buckethead, and Vincent Chancey – all coming together in musical modes that are very different than Bernie's best-known solo album from the early 80s. There's a very dark spirit here at times – that layered sound that Laswell did so well – but mixed with these other moments that have a surprising sense of jazz majesty – almost with the spiritual core of a Bill Lee soundtrack. Titles include "The Mask", "Moon Over Brixton", "Witness For The Defense", "Set The Tone/Victory", "Gladiator Skull", and "Fields Of Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with a silkscreened D side!)

Close matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Malaku DakuLove Drums From The Ghetto (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that's every bit as great as you'd guess from the cover and the title – a hip set recorded on the Philly scene of the 70s, and this wonderful blend of jazz, soul, and plenty of percussion! Malaku Thompson plays the drums, but there's also plenty of other percussion on the record – mixed with guitar, bass, and voices – all at a level that's sometimes raw and rootsy, sometimes more warmly soulful – with a righteous energy that holds up all the way through! We'd rank this one in a rare breed of unusual projects – maybe like the Har-You Percussion record, or work by The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble from Chicago – and the music takes cultural currents from Africa and the Caribbean, and weaves them into hipper modes from the Philly 70s scene. Titles include "Bump Bang U Bang", "Pygmy Happening", "Gettin Down In The Hut", "My Land My Woman", "Shango", "Village Life In The Ghetto", and "Ife Bobowa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

Close matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1973) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you only know Loleatta Holloway as a disco singer, you'll be really amazed at this debut album from 1973 – because Loleatta emerges first as deep soul singer with a strong southern vibe – very much in the mode the Atlanta scene did best, before picking up the pace a bit more as the 70s moved on! There's a mellow, blue sort of vibe to the record – but still plenty of that pride and power that made Holloway an equally great singer on an upbeat tune – served up here on tunes by Sam Dees, Ashford & Simpson, and other hip songwriters of the period – set to strong arrangements by Mike Terry, who does a great job of bringing out the lady at her best. Titles include "We Did It", "Mother Of Shame", "Only A Fool", "So Can I", "Our Love", and "Love Woke Me Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ OfegeHow Do You Feel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Tidal Waves, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fourth and final album from Ofege – and a set that shows the Nigerian group still very much at the top of their game – soaring out on fast funk rhythms that often echo American styles of the time, but with a lot more edge – and produced with all these cool trippy touches around the edges, which serve to fold together the musical elements in a really unique way! The vibe is different than both the larger Afro Funk combos of the period, and some of the crossover disco/boogie that was beginning to come into the mix – very standout, very unique work that really sets the group apart from the rest. Titles include "Burning Jungle", "World In Peace", "How Do You Feel", "Nature Queen", "Naira Power", "Take Your Mind Away", "Check It Out", and "Frustration". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Tal RossGiant Shirley (180 gram violet vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue return to music from Tal Ross – the guitarist whose Hendrix-styled licks were such a big part of the early sound of Funkadelic – and which seem to have gotten even greater during the 25 years he was away from the studio! Tal handles all guitars and vocals on the set – and the group is a lean one, working in a mode that's like a small combo take on the earlier P Funk empire – but with maybe a bit more freak and fuzz in the sound, as we'd expect from Tal! The record is equal parts funk, rock, and soul – and Jerome Brailey helps out on drums – on titles that include "Feeling Like Aah Lover Should", "Hussein", "Cry & Show Me", "Green & Yellow Daughter", "Ain't No Reason", "Angry Fire", "Feelin Good", and "Lovin Toll Man Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on violet heavyweight vinyl!)

Close matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971 ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1971. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An insane treat for any fan of the early years of the P-Funk empire – that time when George Clinton and crew were taking in plenty of trippy influences from the heady Detroit scene of the time – and fusing it all into their own really unique blend of soul! The set features the group playing live, in relatively familiar territory of Michigan – crafting these grooves that are filled with as much fuzz as funk, and really working as an incredible live representation of all the mad genius they brought to their first few studio albums for Westbound! The whole thing's very well-recorded – as strong a live album as any label would have issued at the time – and titles include very long versions of "Maggot Brain" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone", both a fast and slow take of "I Call My Baby Pussycat" – and the tracks "Alice In My Fantasies", "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing", and "Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow".. LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bobby PattersonStoryteller (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Proud/Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A late rare gem from southern soul genius Bobby Patterson – the Texas talent who's best known for his work of the late 60s and early 70s, but who's featured here on a self-released album from the start of the 80s! The approach is a bit like the shift that Malaco Records was making in southern soul at the time – older, rootsier vocal modes matched with warmer, more sophisticated production and arrangements – never in a mode that was slick or commercial, but which helped singers like Patterson find a way to grow and get past some of the too-standard modes of the 60s. Bobby produced the whole thing – which was originally issued under the name of Bobby Story – and titles include "Charity Begins At Home", "Brick Layer", "Let's Do Something Different", "I've Got To Forget You", "I Fell Asleep", "I Got A Suspicion", and "If Every Man Had A Woman Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 100 copies!)

Close matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Real ShooBeeDoo (Reggie Fields)Reminiscing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wenha/Tidal Waves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An obscure set from the Detroit scene of the early 80s – a jazz record, but one with a nice current of soul – thanks to work on both bass and vocals from Reginald "ShooBeeDoo" Fields! Wendell Harrison recorded the record, and also plays tenor on the record – but the set's very different than most of his music, both of the 70s and 80s – because Fields has an offbeat style that's very much his own, and which really seems to tie the rest of the musicians on the record to his sharp energy on the bass! That instrument is used in both acoustic and electric modes – and things sometimes get loose, open, and slightly free – then balanced out with straighter, more soulful passages. In addition to tenor from Harrison, the set also features Billy McCoy on electric piano, Tani Tabal on tablas and drums, and Allen Barns on additional tenor. Pamela Wise sings on "Ancient Egyptian Rhythms" – and other titles include "The Wagon Walk", "The Morning Sun", "Reminiscing", and "Shoo Will Be Back In Due Time". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Pharoah SandersWelcome To Love (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Laidback, soulful work from Pharoah Sanders – a record that showcases a very different side of his talents than you might know from his classic albums on Impulse Records – but a side that's an equally great revelation overall! The album features mostly older jazz standards, blown by Pharoah in a mellow, late nite sort of mode – working with help from William Henderson on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Ecclesion Wainwright on drums. The format is surprisingly captivating, largely because Pharoah's tone is always such a treat – and he sparkles with a majesty on the set that captures our ear a lot more than we expected! The whole thing's almost got the feel of some of Coltrane's earlier ballad work – and titles include "The Nearness Of You", "Nancy", "I Want To Talk About You", "Say It Over And Over Again", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing limited to just 200 copies!)
Also available Welcome To Love (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP 26.99

Close matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Marcos Valle & AzymuthBrazil By Music – Fly Cruzeiro (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cruzeiro/Tidal Waves, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really unique little album – one that features sounds created in collaboration between Marcos Valle and Azymuth – all done as a specialty album for an airline in Brazil! The sound is breezy and dreamy – different than some of Azymuth's earliest music, but not that far off – and inflected with the warmer touches that Valle used on his records as the 70s moved in – that almost-soundtrack style of sophistication, but still lean enough to groove! The music is rich in keyboards from Jose Roberto Bertrami – and the whole thing's got a breezy vibe that would have been perfect kicking back in a leather seat in first class, looking down at the beaches of Rio below! Titles include the "Jingle Cruzeiro" – plus versions of "Asa Branca", "Samba De Verao", "Nao Tem Solucao/Marina/Rosas", "Ate Pensei", "Pais Do Futebol", "Zazueira/Mas Que Nada", and "Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl version. Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Brazil By Music – Fly Cruzeiro (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 28.99

Close matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ ApostlesBlack Is Beautiful (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A tight little set from one of the grooviest groups on the Nigerian scene of the 70s – a combo who could play with a familiar mix of fuzz and funk, but also throw in some deeper soul touches on the vocals – in a way that makes the whole album a much richer set than work by some of their contemporaries! Some of the songs are heavy on message – both personal and political – and the rhythms have these complicated basslines that really keep things interesting, and which keep The Apostles from sounding too much like anyone else – almost a cross-cultural take on West African rhythms, on titles that include "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry", "Black Is Beautiful", "Don't Huzzle For Love", "Enyim", "Please Yourself", "Ndi Nkwa", and "Today Is The Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

Close matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Gary ChandlerOutlook ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Maybe the only album ever issued under the name of trumpeter Gary Chandler – but a smoking little set that rivals some of the best jazz funk records at the start of the 70s – including heavyweight classics on Prestige by Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, and Boogaloo Joe Jones! The feel here is very similar to those – given that the short-lived Eastbound label not only featured production work from Bob Porter, who handled the best Prestige funk sets – but also because the lineup here is filled with some of the top contemporaries from that scene – including Harold Ousley on tenor, Caesar Frazier on Hammond, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Dick Griffin on trombone, and the mighty Idris Muhammad on drums! Idris keeps things nice and funky, and tracks are long, and filled with smoking solos – the most famous of which is the album's cover of "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", with an excellent break intro – which has been sampled heavily over the years – alongside the tracks "The Jet Set", "Blues Dues", and "Kaleidoscope". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

Close matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ King HannibalTruth ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Mad funky soul from King Hannibal – a down and dirty singer from the Atlanta scene of the 70s! The notes on the back say "He's black, he's proud, he's arrogant – the combination is powerful" – and we've gotta say that we agree with that assessment, because King really grabs his groove from the very first note on the set! Backings are hard and funky – lots of fuzzy guitar work from Herman Hitson and Lee Moses – and the tunes come across with a gritty mode that sometimes rolls into mellower southern soul styles, but still never lose their edge. Bits of politics creep into the lyrics nicely, but never get in the way of the groove – and tracks include a long version of Hannibal's classic "Hymn No 5", plus "Party Life", "I Got That Will", "The Truth Shall Make You Free", "Wake Up", "Black Girl", and "It's What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ OfegeHow Do You Feel (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Tidal Waves, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The fourth and final album from Ofege – and a set that shows the Nigerian group still very much at the top of their game – soaring out on fast funk rhythms that often echo American styles of the time, but with a lot more edge – and produced with all these cool trippy touches around the edges, which serve to fold together the musical elements in a really unique way! The vibe is different than both the larger Afro Funk combos of the period, and some of the crossover disco/boogie that was beginning to come into the mix – very standout, very unique work that really sets the group apart from the rest. Titles include "Burning Jungle", "World In Peace", "How Do You Feel", "Nature Queen", "Naira Power", "Take Your Mind Away", "Check It Out", and "Frustration". LP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing – limited to just 200 copies!)

Close matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bobby PattersonStoryteller (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Proud/Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A late rare gem from southern soul genius Bobby Patterson – the Texas talent who's best known for his work of the late 60s and early 70s, but who's featured here on a self-released album from the start of the 80s! The approach is a bit like the shift that Malaco Records was making in southern soul at the time – older, rootsier vocal modes matched with warmer, more sophisticated production and arrangements – never in a mode that was slick or commercial, but which helped singers like Patterson find a way to grow and get past some of the too-standard modes of the 60s. Bobby produced the whole thing – which was originally issued under the name of Bobby Story – and titles include "Charity Begins At Home", "Brick Layer", "Let's Do Something Different", "I've Got To Forget You", "I Fell Asleep", "I Got A Suspicion", and "If Every Man Had A Woman Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)
 
 
 



⇑ Top