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

Yes Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 25
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
YesClose To The Edge ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Includes "Close To The Edge", "Siberian Khatru", and "And You & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing, in a textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a light stain along the bottom seam, light wear, and waviness.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
YesFragile (Ultradisc One-Step Pressing) (180 gram 2LP 45 rpm Box Set) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $159.99
Classic! Fragile is the one that catapulted Yes to unlikely stardom, and in so doing, it brought adventurous, proggy rock to mainstream audience – pretty much changing the face of rock for at least a decade to come! Rick Wakeman's arrival and his spacier electronic keyboards have a lot to do with the Yes ascension, but beyond that that, the songs mix of anthemic, stadium-ready immenseness and trippier, oddball touches makes it a win for both pop/rock fans and prog lovers – win-win! Titles include "Roundabout", "Cans & Brahms", "We Have Heaven", "Mood For A Day", and "The Fish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition, including the booket and inserts.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
YesKeys To Ascension ... CD
BMG, 1996. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
YesMagnification ... CD
Beyond, 2001. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Still sealed with a small cutout hole through the back of the case.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
YesRelayer ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ YesDrama ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from the years when Trevor Horn was a member of the group! Titles include "Machine Messiah", "White Car", "Does It Really Happen", "Into The Lens", "Tempus Fugit", and "Run Through The Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ YesTime & A Word ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure brilliance by the young Yes – with tracks that include "Time & A Word", "The Prophet", "No Opportunity Necessary No Experience Needed", "Everydays", "Then", and "Astral Traveller". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ YesYes Album ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The moment when the group were really starting to ascend to greatness – with titles that include "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Tropper", "I've Seen All Good People", and "Perpetual Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ YesYessongs ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ 3LP Trifold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stellar live Yes – recorded during their 1972 tour, when the group was at the height of their jamming powers! Sweet Roger Dean cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway pressing, includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has ring and edge wear, with some staining on the back. Sleeves are stained and wavy.)

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ YesClassic Yes ... LP
Atlantic, 1970s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of vintage material, put together to remind the world what Yes used to sound like before the intrusion of Trevor Horn! Titles include "Long Distance Runaround", "The Fish", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", "And You & I", "Wonderous Stories", and "Heart Of The Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing booklet and 7". Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dee Dee BridgewaterMemphis – Yes, I'm Ready ... CD
Okeh, 2017. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful turn in direction from the legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater – a return to some of the soul-based modes she used in the 70s, but served up here as a tribute to Memphis soul of an earlier generation! The set was recorded in that fine southern city, at the Royal Studios where Willie Mitchell crafted so much magic for Hi Records back in the day – and production chores are handled by Mitchell's son, with a warmth that certainly befits the strong soul legacy of both his family and Memphis! Most tracks are remakes of older soul tunes, but handled by Dee Dee in a very personal way – and the group is nice and lean, with a very soulful vibe – thanks to some arrangements and saxophone work by Kirk Whalum. Titles include "Why Am I Treated So Bad", "BABY", "Yes I'm Ready", "I Can't Get Next To You", "The Sweeter He Is", "Try A Little Tenderness", and a great remake of "I Can't Stand The Rain". CD
(Still sealed, small cutout hole through case.)

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ray CharlesMy Baby! (I Love Her, Yes I Do)/Who You Gonna Love ... 7-inch
ABC/Paramount, 1961. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Reverend Sam DixonMy Soul Says Yes ... CD
Samdy/Asherah, Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A gospel record, but one that lets you know that there's something different going on from the very first note – which seems to be the kind of sound you'd expect more from a blacksploitation soundtrack than any kind of album cooked up in a church! That difference hangs on throughout the entire set – which might well rank up there with some of the most soulful gospel albums of all time – a distinction that's even more amazing when you flip over the cover, and realize that some of the members of the group were kids! Yet the album has a much deeper sound than any children's chorus records of the time – and maybe could be seen as a gospel equivalent to the famous Latin album by the Harlem Youth Percussion Ensemble – a set that's equally rare in the original, and equally deep in terms of quality. Titles include "Anyway", "Will You Be Ready", "My Soul Says Yes", "Love Is The Answer", "I'm Prayin", "Don't Let Your Heart Be Troubled", and "Standing Looking Over Jordan". CD

Exact matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Reverend Sam DixonMy Soul Says Yes ... LP
Samdy/Asherah, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A gospel record, but one that lets you know that there's something different going on from the very first note – which seems to be the kind of sound you'd expect more from a blacksploitation soundtrack than any kind of album cooked up in a church! That difference hangs on throughout the entire set – which might well rank up there with some of the most soulful gospel albums of all time – a distinction that's even more amazing when you flip over the cover, and realize that some of the members of the group were kids! Yet the album has a much deeper sound than any children's chorus records of the time – and maybe could be seen as a gospel equivalent to the famous Latin album by the Harlem Youth Percussion Ensemble – a set that's equally rare in the original, and equally deep in terms of quality. Titles include "Anyway", "Will You Be Ready", "My Soul Says Yes", "Love Is The Answer", "I'm Prayin", "Don't Let Your Heart Be Troubled", and "Standing Looking Over Jordan". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Soul Says Yes ... CD 12.99

Exact matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dresden DollsYes, Virginia ... CD
Roadrunner, 2006. Used ... $1.99
... CD

Exact matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
David GilmourYes I Have Ghosts (2020 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Legacy, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... On November 27, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Friday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 27. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Matthew HalsallColour Yes (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Part of a fantastic legacy in spiritual jazz – music that was almost overlooked at the time, but went on to become the start of both a big wave of new energy on the UK scene of trumpeter Matthew Halsall, and a whole global generation as well! The album is Halsall's second, and follows strongly from the amazing spirit of his debut – done for the Gondwana label with key help from the great Nat Birchall on tenor – a player whose depth is a perfect balance to the measured, spacious tone of Halsall – in a group that also features Adam Fairhall on piano, Gavin Barras on bass, and either Gaz Hughes or Marek Dorcik on drums – plus some especially wonderful harp from Rachael Gladwin on half the album's long tracks. The set is great, with beautifully open sounds – and the titles are all original, and include "Colour Yes", "Together", "I've Found My Joy", "Mudita", "I've Been Here Before", and "Me And You". New edition includes the bonus tracks "Ai" and "It's What We Do". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lee KonitzYes, Yes Nonet ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Used ... $11.99
Lee Konitz on alto & soprano sax, John Eckert & Tom Harrell on trumpet & flugelhorn, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Sam Burtis on bass trombone, Ronnie Cuber on baritone & soprano sax, Harold Danko on piano, Buster Williams on bass & Billy Hart on drums. CD

Exact matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Barbara MasonYes, I'm Ready/Keep Him ... 7-inch
Arctic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dinah ShoreDinah, Yes Indeed! ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An overlooked swinger from Dinah Shore – one done for Capitol right at the end of the 50s, with some sublime arrangements by Nelson Riddle! Riddle brings a bounce to the record that Dinah doesn't always get – but without ever making the set gimmicky at all, as with some of her more theme-oriented sides of the 50s. Instead, Riddle matches the maturity of Shore's vocals with some mature charts of his own – schooled in Sinatra, and very well matched to Dinah's modes here. Titles include "Falling In Love With Love", "Yes Indeed", "I'm Old Fashioned", "It All Depends On You", and "Takin A Chance On Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono promo with deep groove. Cover has a tracklist sticker on the back.)

Exact matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Billy StewartI'm In Love (Oh, Yes I Am)/Crazy 'Bout You Baby ... 7-inch
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Two beautiful cuts of rollin' soul by this great vocalist. "I'm In Love" is a bouncy jumpy soul cut with soaring vocals, and "Crazy Bout You Baby" is a good catchy cut with a nice hook. Both treasures by Billy – sung in his totally unique style! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ James BrownIt's A Man's Man's Man's World/Is It Yes Or is It No? ... 7-inch
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by James – nice and soulful! "Man's Man's Man's World" is without introduction – as the song's one of James' biggest hits from the time. "Is It Yes" is equally great – and done in a similar deep soul mellow approach, a bit less over the top, but still pretty darn great. Backing on both is by the Flames! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label King pressing. Label has two small "S" stamps on the A side.)

Exact matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Pat BooneYes Indeed! ... LP
Dot, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly stained bottom corner and a trace of a price sticker.)

Exact matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Brothers Of LoveYes I Am/Sweetie Pie ... 7-inch
Blue Rock/Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

Exact matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ James BrownI Love You, Yes I Do/Just You & Me, Darling ... 7-inch
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a King sleeve.)
 
Possible matches: 113
Possible matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nat AdderleyAutobiography ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. Used ... $19.99
A gem of a record from Nat Adderley – filled with short soulful groovers, and done with an upbeat vibe that rivals some of Cannonball's best of the 60s! Joe Zawinul handled the arrangements, so there's definitely a strong influence here from the Cannon group – and although the players shift a bit throughout the course of the set, there's a really unified feel – thanks to a top-shelf lineup that includes Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, Ernie Royal on trumpet, Benny Powell on bass trombone, and Willie Bobo on percussion! The set features all original material by Nat – with older gems and new favorites that include "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Never Say Yes, "Jive Samba", "Stony Island", "Junkanoo", and "Work Song". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

Possible matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Nat AdderleyIn The Bag ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent early Nat Adderley record that has the funky trumpet player groovin' in the company of a number of bright young players from New Orleans, including Nat Perrilliat on tenor, Ellis Marsalis (yes, that one) on piano, and James Black on drums. Sam Jones plays funky bass, and brother Cannonball joins on on alto for a nice set of groovers that includes "In The Bag", "Sister Wilson", "Low Brown", and "New Arrival". Nice stuff, and we don't really see this one that much these days. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AssociationAssociation ... LP
Warner, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
Really great work by The Association – a back-to-basics effort that has the group handling most of the instrumentation themselves, in a way that often gives the set a surprisingly intimate feel! Sure, these are the guys who virtually invented candy-coated Sunshine Pop – but they're also a heck of a great group at the core, and move here into some of the looser, more relaxed modes of the Warner Brothers scene at the time – a setting that really helps them bring a hell of a lot of personality to the music. Harmony vocals still soar out beautifully when needed, and the arrangements and songwriting show a lot more signs of their association with the hip LA scene of the 60s – a maturation that really pushes their sound forward in a wonderful way. Titles include "Broccoli", "The Nest", "Love Affair", "Boy On the Mountain", "Under Branches", "Goodbye Forever", and "Yes I Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a vintage sale sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

Possible matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bruce Barth TrioLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bruce Barth is a pianist who always knows how to open up and run – making him an excellent choice for the Smalls Live series – easily some of the best-recorded live jazz CDs in recent years! Barth's touch on the keys is amazing – very fluid, and a mixture of sharp tones and gentler elements – always incredibly well-conceived, and really holding up in the space of the album's extended tunes – which also are almost all original compositions as well! The trio features Vincente Archer on bass and Rudy Royston on drums – and titles include "Yama", "Almost Blues", "Oh Yes I Will", "Afternoon In Lledia", and "Wilsonian Alto". CD

Possible matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gary BartzEpisode One – Children Of Harlem ... CD
Challenge/Solid (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $15.99
Masterful later work from saxophonist Gary Bartz – proof that he kept on growing and maturing his style after his initial explosive years in the 70s! This album is a bit more subtle than those righteous classics, but still carries a lot of message in the music – a suite of tracks composed by Gary Bartz and pianist Larry Willis – whose sharp-yet-round tones are a perfect accompaniment to Gary in the quartet alongside the bass of Buster Williams and the drums of Ben Riley! And yes, there's no vocals, nor funky bits – but the maturing power of Gary's message really comes through loud and clear – on titles that include "Children Of Harlem", "Tico Tico", "Amos & Andy Theme", "Heavy Blue", and "Tap Dancer". CD

Possible matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jane BirkinMes Images Privees De Serge (2CD & DVD) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs & DVD ... $26.99
A moving tribute to the late, great Serge Gainsbourg – served up in a mix of film and songs from his famous partner Jane Birkin! The set features a DVD directed by Jane – a 40 minute documentary filled with private images of Serge, laid out in a very loving tribute – and it's packaged with 2CDs' worth of music recorded with Serge in duet, or with lots of Gainsbourg help as both a writer or producer. Includes a rare alternate take of "Jane B" from 1968, plus "Rocking Chair", "Nicotine", "Exercice En Forme De Z", "Yesterday Yes A Day", "Ex Fan Des Sixties", "Di Doo Dah", "La Decadanse", "Baby Lou", "Quoi", "Et Quand Bien Meme", "Raccrochez C'Est Une Horreur", and lots more – including live versions of "Un Chose Entre Autres" and "Ces Petitis Riens" – and the song "La Gadoue" done with Les Negresses Vertes. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

Possible matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Art BlakeyGolden Boy ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Near Mint- ... $34.99
An obscure Jazz Messengers session – but a great one! The album is ostensibly a set of jazz versions of tunes from the musical Golden Boy, and the group this time is a larger one than usual – a total of 10 players, led by Blakey – and playing beautifully over arrangements from Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton! The style's not any sort of clunky "jazz meets Broadway" mode, though – as the care taken by the artists involved help elevate the tunes, and the performance, to a whole new soulful level – hardly what you'd expect! The group features trumpet work from Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, tenor from Wayne Shorter, alto from James Spaulding, trombone from Curtis Fuller, baritone from Charles Davis, piano from Cedar Walton, and bass from Reggie Workman – all very hip cats, working here with the same sort of large group textures you might hear on Freddie Hubbard's Body & Soul album from the same time, mixed with some more traditionally Blakey-led moments. Titles include "Yes I Can", "Theme From Golden Boy", "Lorna's Here", "This is The Life", and "There's A Party". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

Possible matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/LMLR, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
James Brown, proud and loud – a smoking 60s album that provides a great link between his earlier styles and his freer roots – with a brilliant blend of funk, soul, and a touch of raw R&B! Given the power of The Godfather at this point, there's no denying that even the older cuts have a punch that few others could match – making for a record that feels mighty darn unified, despite the stretch of time between a few of the recordings. Titles include the funky gems "Ain't That a Groove (pts 1 & 2)", "The Scratch", "Is It Yes or Is It No", and James' great version of "The Bells" that's always been one of our favorites – plus Just You & Me", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Come Over Here", and "I Don't Mind". The cover also comes with an "autographed" photo of James on the back with the text "James Brown Fans – Frame This 8 x 10 Picture" – and an image that says "Soul Brother #1 Is Peeking At You Thru The Key Hole"! CD
(In a very cool LP-styled cover!)

Possible matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eric Burdon & The AnimalsWinds Of Change ... LP
MGM, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
The Winds Of Change are definitely afoot in the sound of The Animals – as the album's one of their most psychedelic outings ever – and also a bit funky at times too! Production by Tom Wilson is really great – echoey at most moments, with a kind of "flash" and shimmer around the drums that really spaces things out, and almost gives a Velvets sort of feel to the proceedings. The group's bluesier roots are still in place at times – but these have also been tripped-out and abstracted too, in modes that are a few years ahead of other blues rock combos on the rise. Titles include "It's All Meat", "Winds Of Change", "Poem By The Sea", "Yes I Am Experienced", "Hotel Hell", "San Franciscan Nights", and "Man Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing.)

Possible matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Solomon BurkeKing Of Rock N Soul – The Atlantic Recordings 1962 to 1968 (3CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
Essential work from the legendary Solomon Burke – one of the greatest singers to record for Atlantic Records during the 60s – and an artist we'd put right up there next to Aretha Franklin or Otis Redding! Like both of those giants, Solomon has a style that's completely his own – almost a blueprint for deep soul, southern soul, and 60s soul all together at once – never captured as well or as perfectly as during the mid 60s years he recorded for Atlantic! There's nobody like Solomon Burke during these Atlantic years – a hard-edged singer who was virtually inventing deep soul at the time – taking currents from earlier R&B years, and folding them with a brash, bold energy that was completely heartfelt – and which drew on the same sort of styles that southern soul singers would make their own a few years later – as you'll see by the dates here, Burke predates work by Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, and Wilson Pickett. The package features 3CDS, and a massive 79 tracks in all – the biggest collection of Burke's work for Atlantic that we've ever seen – with tracks that include "I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You", "Baby", "Gotta Travel On", "Peepin", "Yes I Do", "The Price", "You're Good For Me", "Beautiful Brown Eyes", "When She Touches Me", "Keep Lookin", "Woman How Do You Make Me Love You Like I Do", "Presents For Christmas", "What'd I Say", "Get Out Of My Life Woman", "This Little Ring", "It's All Right", "How Many Times", "Cry To Me", "Hard Ain't It Hard", "Mountain Of Pride", "I Feel A Sin Coming On", and lots lots more! A fantastic set – all 6 of Solomon's albums for Atlantic, plus non-LP cuts recorded for the label. CD

Possible matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean's Christmas Card – The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A Columbia Records country classic – from the glory days of the 60s Christmas record scene! Seems like just about everyone got a chance to cut a set for the Holidays back in that decade – and Jimmy Dean's time in the studio is surprisingly great – set to slight arrangements from Don Sebesky that have slight country touches, but maybe a bit more conventional pop for the season – with Jim singing in this warmly mellow mode that's not too far from the territory of Bing Crosby, especially in the way he rumbles down in the lower end of his register. Our favorite tracks are the originals – "Jimmy's Christmas Card" and "Yes Patricia There Is A Santa Claus" – penned by Dean with Don Sebesky – and other tracks include "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", "My Christmas Room", "The Cowboy's Prayer", and "Silver Bells". CD features three more bonus tracks – "Little Sandy Sleighfoot", "When They Ring The Golden Bells (mono single)", and "Yes Patricia There Is A Santa Claus (1964 single version)". CD

Possible matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bob DylanRough & Rowdy Ways ... CD
Columbia, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
The first new Bob Dylan songs in more than a few years – and a great reminder that, even if the man can do a pretty good job with songs from other sources, it's still his core talents as a composer that we love so much! The album's got Bob's wonderfully mature vocals alongside a trio of other guitar talents – Charlie Sexton, Bob Britt, and Donnie Herron – the last of whom plays steel guitar – yet the record's got this kind of intimate vibe, and still crackles with the kind of excitement that we'd feel in the past, when dropping a needle on a new Dylan release – asking the question, "Is this going to be one of the good ones?" – and getting a resounding "Yes!" after just a few minutes. Titles include "I Contain Multitudes", "False Prophet", "Crossing The Rubicon", "Key West", "Black Rider", "Goodbye Jimmy Reed", and "I've Made Up Myself To Give Myself To You" – and the long "Murder Most Foul". CD

Possible matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ EmotionsDon't Ask My Neighbors – The Columbia/Arc Recordings (Flowers/Rejoice/Sunbeam/Come Into Our World/New Affair/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Amazing box set – five full albums of material, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Flowers – a soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the instrumentation as well! The girls break out of the rootsier style used on their earlier Stax recordings, and manage to fit perfectly with the jazzy tinges of the new grooves – and, along with Ramsey Lewis and EWF, the Emotions were part of a hugely successful trinity during the late 70s – one that took the indie soul roots of the Chicago scene and turned it into landmark big business for Columbia Records. The album's got a new approach to female group soul that would go onto shape R&B for years to come – and titles include "Flowers", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "We Go Through Changes", "Special Part", and "You've Got The Right To Know". Next is Rejoice – a huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". Sunbeam is great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey sound that provides a perfect spiritual edge to the girls vocals – taking them way past the hits, into much more sophisticated soul territory. There's a beautifully righteous vibe going on throughout – a sound that's almost like Minnie Riperton at her 70s Capitol best – and titles include "Love Vibes", "Walking The Line", "Time Is Passing By", "I Wouldn't Lie", "Smile", and "Spirit Of Summer". Come Into Our World has the sweet Emotions at the top of their game – one of the brilliant albums that has the soulful trio working hand in hand with Earth Wind & Fire! The girls were plenty great in their early years, but working with Maurice White and company, they really took off – hitting a whole new level that really unlocked some deeply spiritual power in their vocals! And sure, the approach also yielded the group plenty of hits – but for good reason, too – given the classic quality and all-great nature of a set like this. Maurice White produced, and the lineup is filled with plenty of Earth Wind & Fire players too – working with some great arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Wade Marcus, and others. Tunes are balanced between clubby numbers and some nice midtempo moments – and titles include "Where Is Your Love", "Cause I Love You", "Come Into My World", "On & On", "I Should Be Dancing", "Layed Back", and "Yes I Am". New Affair has The Emotions breaking free a bit from the Earth Wind & Fire influence, and grooving nicely with a sweet 80s feel! The girls' voices are still quite wonderful – some of the deepest harmonies in the female soul world at the time – and the tunes kick it up nicely in a blend of snapping bassy club tracks and mellower cuts that sweetly sway with their great vocals! Loads of wonderful tracks – and an album not to miss! Titles include "Turn It Out", "There'll Never Be Another Moment", "Now That I Know", "Love Lies", "When You Gonna Wake Up", and "Here You Come Again". 3CD set features 8 bonus tracks – including "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix", "Don't Ask My Neighbors (single version)", "I Should Be Dancin (single version)", "My Baby Dance", "Changes", "Where Is Your Love (single version)", and "Flowers (single version)". CD

Possible matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Peven EverettPinup Jazz ... CD
Studio Confession, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Peven Everett begins this great little set with a song titled "Yes I'm Back" – and to that, we can definitely say indeed! Everett broke big in the world of underground soul a few years into this century, but he hasn't always given us new records with the frequency we'd like in recent years – something that's completely forgiven with the strength of this wonderful set! The record's not really jazz – despite Peven's initial training in that field – but it is full of wonderfully jazzy elements, especially on Everett's keyboard work – which is really glowing, alongside his own soaring vocals that somehow seem even better than ever. Titles include "It's A Wonder I'm Me", "Captivating", "Yes I'm Back", "Baby I've Got Your Back", "Mr Showman", "I'd Like To Be Your Man", "Delusional", and the cuts "Over You Boy" and "Force Unknown", both of which feature Billie Jewell. CD

Possible matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Norman FeelsNorman Feels (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Mellow soul, sweeping strings, and sweet electric keys – a stone 70s classic from Norman Feels – one of the greatest soul singers you've never heard before! The album's Norman's first (of two), and is a vastly under-recognized gem – the kind of record that easily stands next to some of the best male sweet soul of the time – and which is awash in some of the best studio touches coming from the Philly or New Jersey scenes of the time. Norman's got a totally righteous voice – one that crackles with Marvin Gaye-like personality, yet which also glides along with the subtler soul of Ronnie McNeir – and he's arranged to perfection here by David Van De Pitte, who slides just the right amount of funk into the bottom of the grooves on the set. Titles include "Everything Is Going Our Way", "Something In Me", "They Said It Couldn't Be Done", "Something About Yo", "Don't", "Yes You Did" and "Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

Possible matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Five StarSilk & Steel ... CD
RCA/Tent (UK), 1986. Used ... $3.99
The bright-eyed, good natured pop soul of UK brothers & sisters group Five Star matures nicely on Silk & Steel – a set that's grooving with more grown up vibes than the first one, but still carrying on the sound for the most part. Nice, poppy synth soul and sweet lead and group backing vocals, plus a slow jam or 2. Titles include "Can't Wait Another Minute", "Find The Time", "Rain Or Shine", "If I Say Yes", "The Slightest Touch", "Don't You Know I Love It?" and more. CD

Possible matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Marvin Gaye with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and TammiMarvin Gaye – His Classic Duets (aka Marvin Gaye & His Girls) ... LP
Tamla, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A revamped version of the classic Motown set Marvin Gaye & His Girls – expanded here a bit to include some 70s duet work with Diana Ross, as well as all the famous female duo recordings that Marvin did for Motown in the 60s! Right from the start, Marvin Gaye was clearly something different at the Detroit soul powerhouse – a singer who could groove with the rest of them, but who also could bring a huge amount of feeling to his music, especially when the theme was love – a quality that he maybe explored best when the label paired him with female singers. Tammi Terrell was Marvin's first big muse in this respect – and the set is very heavy on numbers sung by the two of them – "What You Gave Me", "Keep On Lovin Me Honey", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "The Onion Song", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By", "California Soul", "Your Precious Love", and "If This World Were Mine". And yes, maybe the other gals get a bit of short shrift, but still get some placement here – on a set that includes "It Takes Two" with Kim Weston, "You're A Special Part Of Me" with Diana Ross, and "Once Upon A Time" and "What's The Matter With You Baby" with Mary Wells. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Gloria GaynorLove Tracks ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
THE lasting classic from Gloria Gaynor – the record that contains her tremendous hit "I Will Survive", and a great batch of disco grooves overall! The album's got a simple, honest sort of approach, despite its release in an era of overblown dancefloor sets – and arranger Freddie Perren does a great job of balancing all the elements here – hitting strong on the rhythms, but mixing in bits of strings from Gene Page and others – all in a sound that's round, warm, and surprisingly soulful, despite the big crossover fame of the hit on the record. In addition to a nice long take of "I Will Survive", other tracks include "Anybody Wanna Party?", "Please, Be There", "I Said Yes", and "You Can Exit". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... LP
CTI, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl on ORG from 2013.)

Possible matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jim HallConcierto/Big Blues/Studio Trieste ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
3 great CTI records from Jim Hall – including work with Art Farmer, Chet Baker & Hubert Laws – in a great 2CD set! Concierto is one Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues" and 5 bonus tracks including "Rock Skippin'", "Unfinished Business" plus a few alternate takes of album tracks. Big Blues is sweet and subtle genius from Art Farmer and Jim Hall – in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the electric funk of other CTI records, but has a similar sense of space, sound, and rhythm overall – proof that the label's groundbreaking approach didn't always have to be electrified! Tracks are quite long, and the two leaders effortlessly craft notes that magically hang in space with an airily soulful feel. Titles include wonderfully reworked versions of "Whisper Not", "A Child Is Born", and "Pavane For A Dead Princess". Studio Trieste is great later date with Chet Baker & Hubert Laws! The session's a larger group effort headed up by Don Sebesky, and featuring key solos by Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Hubert Laws – all of whom get plenty of room to do their thing on the album's longer tracks! Other players include Kenny Barron, Jack Wilkins, Jorge Dalto, George Mraz, and Steve Gadd – plus bit of added percussion – and although the group is large, the overall sound is relatively lean – spacious and airy, in keeping with Baker's best moments on records like these, and always sensitive enough to let Hall's gentle work on the strings of his guitar shine through nicely! Titles include "Malaguena", "Django", "Swan Lake", and "All Blues". CD

Possible matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hersh HamelHersh Hamel's Song Book – Featuring Art Pepper ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare funky jazz outing for saxophonist Art Pepper – recorded in the mid 70s under the leadership of bassist Hersh Hamel! Although Hamel had been working in a variety of jazz styles since the 50s, for this outing he chose to work in a mode that was part soul, part jazz, and very groovy overall! There's a righteous, progressive feel to the record – one that's never too over the top, but which explores some of the hipper sides of the jazz spectrum at the time – and which makes great use of a few female soul vocalists to really send home the message of the tunes. The core group features Hamel on electric bass, Pepper on alto, Pete Robinson on keyboards, and Steve Strazzeri on drums – augmented by singers Linda McCrary, Judy Brown, and Brenda Burns – who sing the words to Hamel's great compositions on the album. The whole thing's wonderful – with a feel that's up there with some of the hippest soul jazz of the time on Muse or Catalyst, but even better, given the vocals. Titles include the slow break tune "Come To Me", plus "Dance Now", "Mr Yes", "Image Before You", and "Feels Good". CD

Possible matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory that's somewhat more poppy, but still quite soulful overall. And yes, the success of the album meant that cuts like "Billie Jean", "Thriller", and "Beat It" got plenty of play – thanks to both heavy radio and video rotation – but a few decades later, there's still a tremendous amount of depth here – on great cuts like "Human Nature", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", and "PYT" – which all hold up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Thriller ... LP 19.99

Possible matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory that's somewhat more poppy, but still quite soulful overall. And yes, the success of the album meant that cuts like "Billie Jean", "Thriller", and "Beat It" got plenty of play – thanks to both heavy radio and video rotation – but a few decades later, there's still a tremendous amount of depth here – on great cuts like "Human Nature", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", and "PYT" – which all hold up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thriller ... LP 14.99

Possible matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jay & The AmericansShe Cried ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Early work by Jay & The Americans – produced by Lieber & Stoller, arranged by Garry Sherman, and with titles that include "The Other Girls", "Yes", "Stand By Me", "My Clair De Lune", "Drums", "Dawning", and "She Cried". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing – still in the shrink!)

Possible matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – very nicely done!)

Possible matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jazzy JeffOn Fire ... LP
Arista, 1985. Very Good+ ... $9.99
You know, not Jazzy Jeff as in DJ Jazzy Jeff, but rather Jazzy Jeff as in formerly of the Funky Four + 1 Jazzy Jeff. 8 tracks: "Mix So I Can Go Crazy", "Rock It (Rock It)", "People On The Subway", "My Mother (Yes I Love Her)", "King Heroin (Don't Mess With Heroin)", "Fire", :Hear This (Yes I Quit)" and "So This Is Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

Possible matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jack JonesMy Kind Of Town ... LP
Kapp, 1965. Near Mint- ... $1.99
My Kind Of Town is a set that's pulled from sessions recorded over a few years in the early 60s – under the direction of arrangers Glenn Osser, Don Costa, and Marty Paich – all of whom bring a slightly different twist to his music! The styles are a bit varied, but in a way that shows Jack's great command of many modes – and given that there's a three-year duration between the first recording and the last on the set, the record acts almost like a portrait of Jones' evolution during the time. Titles include "Yes I Can", "I'm All Smiles", "Time After Time", "King Of The Road", "Travellin On", "My Kind Of Town", and "Somewhere Along The Way". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Duke Jordan/Sadik HakimEast & West Of Jazz ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Sealed ... $9.99
An overlooked bit of piano genius from the 60s – a split LP with great work from both artists! Sadik kicks things off with the "east" side of the record – tunes that have a supposedly exotic feel, but which are mostly soul jazz piano groovers – performed by a quartet with Eddie Wright on guitar, Kalil Madi on drums, and Lloyd Buchanon on bass. Titles are all originals by Hakim, and include "Impulse", "Buch's Blues", "Goodies For The Goodies", and "Little Lou". The "west" side of the album features Duke Jordan leading a quintet with Cecil Payne on baritone sax and Johnny Coles on trumpet – in a mode that's got a similar earthy feel to Payne's own album on the Charlie Parker label. Tunes include "I'm Gonna Learn Your Style", "Tall Grass", "Like Church", and "Yes He's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

Possible matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $69.99
A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir No Sir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo! Cover has a promo track list sticker, and cover also has light wear, and a bit of marker, as does the label.)
Also available Arthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD 18.99

Possible matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
KinksArthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire (50th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD
Reprise/BMG, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir No Sir". CD version comes in a great book-styled cover, with very detailed notes – and CD2 features the Great Lost Dave Davies album – with titles that include "This Man He Weeps Tonight", "Mindless Child Of Motherhood", "Mr Shoemaker's Daughter", "Lincoln County", "Do You Wish To Be A Man", "Creeping Jean", and "Mr Reporter". Also features bonus tracks – "Plastic Man (stereo)", "Kign Kong (mono)", "Drivin (mono)", "Australia (Australian mono single edit)", "Lincoln County (mono single edit)", "Creeping Jean (mono single edit)", and "Hold My Hand (mono)". CD
Also available Arthur – Or The Fall & Decline Of The British Empire ... LP 69.99

Possible matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lavice & Company/EJ GarrisonTwo Sisters From Bagdad ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
An incredibly righteous album from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – nothing like anything you'd expect with "Bagdad" in the name – even more obscure than some of the city's spiritual jazz treasures on the Tribe and Strata labels from the time – and done for a very unusual theatrical presentation that had a very limited run! The overall vibe is hard to peg – the album's got that very special mix of music and knowledge that you'd get on Chicago gems like the work of Paris Smith or Haki R Madhubuti, or the Black Fairy album – with sounds that encompass jazz, funk, soul, and gospel – but come out with a result that's completely unique and individual! There's a small group on the set – using strong organ, flute, trumpet, and tenor over percussion – and the singers shift between a cool female group called The Intimates Of Soul, other soloists, and leader EJ Garrison, who handled arrangements and production. Titles include the funky "Thoughs Were The Days", plus "Happy & Blessed", "Two Sisters From Bagdad", "Good-By Suzy", "Fantasy", "Mr Devil", and "Yes I Do". CD

Possible matches57
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Little RichardLittle Richard & His Band (Specialty 2103) ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Good ... $9.99
Hard-searing work from the legendary Little Richard – the real deal, the original stuff, the kind of work that blew everyone away when it was first released, years before Richard became some sort of cliche! The raw power in this music is undeniable – as Richard screams his way through a host of tight tunes, virtually inventing soul music in the process – as the band vamps with bold energy, and the leader serves up some searing piano alongside the lyrics! And yes, you'll know a few hits here, but there's also some lesser-known gems that further illustrate Little Richard's power – a set list that includes "All Around The World", "Send Me Some Lovin", "Keep A Knockin", "Baby Face", "Ooh My Soul", "Lucille", and "Hey Hey Hey Hey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. NOTE – Vinyl has a heated edge and skips on the first track on each side. Cover has split seams, but still looks nice, with minimal wear on front.)

Possible matches58
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Julie LondonSend For Me ... LP
Liberty, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99
The album's got a sultry cover, but it turns out to be a surprising swinger – one of Julie London's great sessions done with Jimmy Rowles – put together with a bit more punch than some of her 50s records, and featuring some nicely playful instrumentation too! Jimmy's at his best here, and although the band's not credited, it clearly features some great west coast hornmen – who get these nice little licks in, almost adding in their own voice alongside Julie's! Titles include "Baby Come Home", "Get On The Right Track", "Tain't What You Do", "Everyday", "Yes Indeed", "Send For Me", and "Cheatin On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam and some light scrapes from sticker removal on front.)

Possible matches59
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Harold MabernLeading Man ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the most compelling Harold Mabern albums for DIW – and the only one to feature a larger group than a trio! Mabern almost returns to his soul jazz 60s roots on Prestige with this sweet little set – adding in the trumpet of Bill Mobley, tenor of Bill Easley, and guitar of Kevin Eubanks – all filling out the core trio grooving with Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! Horns don't always dominate – and the energy of the record still seems to come from the trio formation – but the added instrumentation definitely changes things up strongly, and really seems to push the sound a lot too. Pamela Watson makes a nice vocal appearance on "The Man From Hyde Park" – and other cuts include "She/Mr Lucky", "T Bone Steak", "B&B", "Mercury Retro", "Yes Or No", and "Save The Best For Last". CD

Possible matches60
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Teena MarieIt Must Be Magic ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the greatest album that Teena Marie ever cut – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of the lady's work for Motown! The set's got this bright, positive bounce that grabs you right from the start – but also moves into a depth that's way different than other funk albums of the time – a way with a ballad and a thoughtful track that almost makes Marie the 80s heir to the Minnie Riperton legacy, especially given the strength of her voice on the set – and the fact that Teena wrote and produced the whole album herself! At a time when so many other female soul singers were at the mercy of other folks' talents and ideas, Lady T steps forth boldly with this classic set – brimming over with greatness on cuts that include the stellar "Portuguese Love", plus "Yes Indeed", "Where's California", "Opus III", "Square Biz", "365", "Revolution", and "Ballad Of Cradle Rob & Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, aging, and a spot of adhesive residue.)

Possible matches61
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sergio MendesTimeless ... CD
Concord/Hear Music, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A new record by the legendary Sergio Mendes – bursting into the 21st century on a catchy wave of Will I Am production – reworking gems from the Brazilian songbook and more with guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, India Arie, Black Thought, Chali 2Na, Marcelo D2, John Legend and others! Will I Am has been annoying hip hop purists for years thanks to the relentless candy-coated pop gloss of recent Black Eyed Peas records – but he brings an intelligent, reverent and educated approach to the Brazilian keys legend Sergio Mendes – whose familiar grooves are a lovely accomplice to the sparkling hip hop/pop background. The guest stars seem to be here out of genuine love of the music – and provide far more graceful appearances than we would have expected! A very sweet surprise with bright, warm, and lovely moments – almost good enough for us to forgive Will I Am for "My Humps"! Tracks include "Mas Que Nada" feat Black Eyed Peas, "Berimbau/Consolacao" feat Stevie Wonder & Gracinha Leporace, "That Heat" feat Erykah Badu & Will I Am, "Let Me" feat Jill Scott & Will I Am, "Please Baby Don't" feat John Legend, "Samba Da Bencao" feat Marcelo D2, "Yes, Yes, Y'All" feat Black Thought, Chali 2Na & others and much more! CD
(Out of print, sticker over barcode.)

Possible matches62
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Louis Moholo Moholo Unit4 Blokes ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Not just four blokes, but a killer quartet led by legendary drummer Louis Moholo – one that works at the same searing intensity as his Blue Notes group in the 70s! The combo is especially adept at quick-paced, fast-thinking creativity – and really leap forward with a great sense of cohesion on some of the album's most emotive tracks – but they also know how to balance things out with some more contemplative and soulful passages, too – showing the rich sensitivity to sound that Moholo has developed over the years. Louis plays only a drum kit – but with a depth of sound that makes you feel as if he's got other percussion instruments in the mix – and the group also features Jason Yarde on saxes, John Edwards on bass, and Alexander Hawkins – and titles include "For The Blue Notes", "Yes Baby No Baby", "Angel Nomali", "Tears For Steve Biko", and "Khwalo". CD

Possible matches63
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Rudy Ray MooreCockpit – The Third Rudy Ray Moore Album ... CD
Kent/Dolemite, Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
Rudy Ray Moore flies the friendly skies – and turns out one of his best records of the 70s! The set is easily one of the tightest albums from Rudy's classic years – and uses a fair bit of musical backings beneath his very raunchy comedy – in ways that are sometimes funky, but also have jazzier or more soulful moments – with the kind of vibe that was common for performers like Moore in a club – as they'd usually have a small combo grooving along with their jokes. Rudy's classic "Petey Wheatstraw – The Devil's Son-In-Law" is done here in a nice extended version – and other tracks include "Have You Seen My Mule", "Like A Brother", "The Big Shipwreck", "Mop Bucket", and "Pool Shooting Monkey". And yes, the title is something of a dirty joke – but isn't that what you buy Rudy Ray Moore albums for in the first place! CD

Possible matches64
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Frank Morgan with Cedar WaltonEasy Living ... LP
Contemporary, 1985. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great date from the later revival years of altoist Frank Morgan – thanks to a warm performance from the Cedar Walton trio! One of the great things about late Morgan is the way in which he's able to really fit himself into different settings – still holding onto his soulful roots, but also fluidly picking up the best elements of the groups he works with – such as the rich tones and soaring styles that Walton brings to this session! Cedar's piano always sounds great with a horn, and the warmth in Morgan's alto is quite a different match than some of Walton's tenor-driven sessions – and bassist Tony Dumas and drummer Billy Higgins keep things in just the right subtle side of the spectrum to fit the mood. Titles include "The Rubber Man", "Yes & No", "Manha De Carnaval", "Now's The Time", "Three Flowers", and "Third Street Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring wear and a promo stamp.)

Possible matches65
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lee MorganGigolo ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $6.99
Tremendous work by Lee Morgan – easily one of his greatest albums, and a soaring session of modal energy that easily rivals the best work of the Impulse era! The album's got a slightly different feel than usual for Blue Note – a sense of freedom, joy, and soaring energy that's totally great – explored by a crack group that features Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all coming together with a unique sense of creativity! The rhythm section is one of the key factors here – as Mabern, Cranshaw, and Higgins have a fluid groove that really sets the tone for the record – letting Morgan and Shorter stretch out to the height of their powers, and explore some incredible modal and soulful themes. Titles include the seminal 11 minute reading of "The Gigolo", plus "Yes I Can No You Can't", "Speedball", and "Trapped" – as well as an excellent reading of "You Go To My Head" that completely opens up the old standard! Plus, this CD reissue's got a bonus alternate take of "The Gigolo", for an extra 10 minutes of music! CD

Possible matches66
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ennio MorriconeIl Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1966. Used ... $16.99
One of the first big moments of global fame for the legendary Ennio Morricone – and a record that still stands as one of his landmark albums all these many years later! The set's famous for its haunting theme – that "wah-wah-wah" melody that led to countless covers and samples over the years – but the whole thing's a lot more complex than just that tune – with lots of the same sense of space and brooding that Morricone brought to his music for Once Upon A Time In The West – with careful use of key instruments on a track by track basis, and these floating lines that almost signaled a whole new way of recording music for a film soundtrack. And yes, there's certainly key western elements like guitar or harmonica – but maybe more striking are all the points at which these obvious tropes disappear – to leave us with those really unique Morricone sounds that go way beyond music! Titles include "Insequimento", "Il Deserto", "Il Bandito Monco", "Fine Di Una Spia", "Marcetta", "Padre Ramirez", and "La Carrozza Dei Fantasmi". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches67
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Motown Records BagMotown Records DJ Vinyl Backpack Bag ... Bag
Motown/Rock Sax (UK), 2020. New Item ... About November 1, 2020
A great little record bag – one that holds up to 50 records, in a very versatile style that works both as a shoulder bag and a backpack – with extra carrying handles as well! If you've ever taken a bag out when digging, you'll know that versatility is key – as you fill things up, and shift the load as things get heavier – which they'll definitely do when you've got a bag like this to handle all your vinyl. And yes, the classic Motown logo is emblazoned on the front! Bag

Possible matches68
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan – The Original Quartet With Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A massive 2CD set that collects together 42 early recordings by the legendary Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker – the complete work of that group for Pacific Jazz, apart from their pairing with Lee Konitz! The set is really overflowing with work, and includes both 10" and 12" LP takes of some tunes, plus a few other alternates, and all of the original material that was spread out over a number of hard-to-track down 10" LPs. Both Mulligan and Baker recorded together a number of times after this, in a "reunion" style that hearkened back to the fame of these sides – but the originals are still the best, and feature a magical pairing of two gentle jazz talents in a setting that's mostly piano-less – but which also features some occasional work from Jimmy Rowles, plus a bit of ivory from Gerry as well. Titles include "She Didn't Say Yes She Didn't Say No", "Bernie's Tune", "Soft Shoe", "Walkin Shoes", "Motel", "Cherry", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Swinghouse", "Five Brothers", "Tea For Two", and "Funhouse". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches69
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Angela MunozAdrian Younge Presents Angela Munoz – Introspection ... CD
Linear Labs, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Adrian Younge's plastered his name on the front cover of this debut from Angela Munoz (why does he always do that?) – but the set is definitely a strong calling card for the lady herself – who steps out here with a strength that might well make her a key underground soul talent in years to come! Munoz has a voice that's clearly wonderful at the core – soulful, but very personal – with a range that might belie the individualism she brings to her music at first, but which really draws you into the captivating lyrics of the tunes. And yes, production by Younge is great, as is the musical help from Ali Shaheed Muhammad – but dang it, let the lady stand forth on the cover on her own – as she's a great singer, with plenty to offer. Titles include "I'm In Love", "Feeling The Same", "So Young", "In My Mind", "Stardust", "Can I Get Your Name", "Top Down", and "Don't Show It". CD

Possible matches70
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
One Way featuring Al Hudson#New Old School ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
The title definitely gets it right – because the album's a new one from the legendary One Way, but definitely holds on to the sound of their old school classics! As you can guess from the cover, Al Hudson's still at the helm – working with an evolved version of the group that includes some younger musicians and a few contemporary touches – but all shaped towards that great blend of groovers and midtempo numbers that One Way brought to their wonderful albums on MCA at the start of the 80s! And yes, the costumes may look a bit dated on the front cover, but the production and sound aren't at all – thanks in part to a shifting lineup of singers that includes Hudson, Jeanette Jackson, Dave Roberson Jr, and Candyce Grey. Titles include "Heat It Up", "Let's Dance", "Don't Kno What Cha Missin", "Hard To Walk Away", "Doin It Like This", "We Won't Stop", "I Wonder If She Knows", "I Want Your Luv", "U Liked To My Mama", "Hold On To U", and "Old School Funk Tonite". CD

Possible matches71
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Houston PersonBlue Odyssey ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... $19.99
An excellent Houston Person set from the late 60s – and a record that's unlike any other that he did at the time! The groove here is a bit less funky, and a bit more conceptual – kind of a soaring vibe that's still quite soulful, but in less of the stock soul jazz mode that Person was hitting – if that makes any sense! There's almost a modal energy at points – a bit like the sounds coming from Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan in the late 60s – and the group features Cedar Walton on piano, who also arranged the set – so the unusual flavor is definitely one that he brings into play. Other players include Pepper Adams on baritone, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Frankie Jones on drums – and titles include "Blue Odyssey", "I Love You Yes I Do "Holy Land", "Starrburst", and "Funky London". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches72
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sun RaStandards (24 bit remaster) ... CD
1201 Music, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
A really unusual setting for Sun Ra – given that the legendary jazz figure is working here on a host of American songbook standards – and not the cosmic tunes of his own creation! And yes, as you might guess, there's an offbeat feel to almost all the performances here – which stand as a great way of illustrating the deep respect for jazz history that Ra had, even though he was always pushing the music in different directions! There's a number of moments that are quite respectful of the melodies, while others are a bit more offbeat – and the work features Ra solo on one track, working with the bass of Ronnie Boykins and tenor of John Gilmore on the rest, plus work from drummer Clifford Jarvis and trumpeter Walter Miller on four titles. Tracks include "Can This Be Love", "Keep Your Sunny Side Up", "But Not For Me", "Time After Time", and "Easy To Love". CD

Possible matches73
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Yolanda RabunYolanda ... CD
Yodyful Music, 2016. Used ... $1.99
Yolanda Rabun's got a great groove here – a sound that's even tighter, warmer, and jazzier than on her previous album – with all the poise and class you'd expect from her image on the cover! The instrumentation's nice and laidback – plenty of keyboards, and less of the beats that you might expect – with gentle rhythms served up in a nicely tripping style that lets Rabun really open up her vocal flow! The set features great remakes of "Rocket Love", "Be My Husband", and "Feel Like Making Love" – alongside the originals "Believe In Love", "Hold On To Your Dreams", and "Yes". CD
(Original digipack pressing.)

Possible matches74
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz – all at a level that's light years ahead of anything any singer would have attempted a few years before – and which went onto have a huge influence for years to come. If you only know Gil from his protest work, there's a lot more here to discover – the bittersweet blend of pain and power that's always made him so fantastic. And yes, the record does include the groundbreaking "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" – but what we treasure even more is all the more personal numbers – including "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "The Needle's Eye", "I Think I'll Call It Morning", "Save The Children", and "Pieces Of A Man". Brilliant all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches75
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Shape Of The RainRiley Riley Wood & Waggett (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Grapefruit (UK), 1971. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
The title's a bit of a clunker, but the record is a great lost charmer from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's filled with well-written, hook-heavy tunes – served up by a quartet who often harmonize along with their instrumentation – all with a warmth that almost follows a similar trajectory from Paul McCartney's contributions in the late Beatles years to his own early solo work! The songs are wonderful – understated, but completely captivating – and very different than some the freakier, more far-reaching territory of other groups of the time – handled here with a simple, unassuming production style that really lets all the charms stay intact – where the whole album might have been overproduced a few years later. Tracks include "Willing Tees", "Dusty Road", "Yes", "Woman", "Patterns", "Castles", "Wasting My Time", "Broken Man", and "I'll Be There". 3CD set features an insane amount of bonus material! CD1 features the full original album, plus 15 more unreleased bonus tracks – including "It All Depends On You", "The Very First Clown", "What You Gonna Do Now", "From Me & From You", "No Use Cryin Again", and "Watercolour Sunshine". CD2 features the Shape Of The Rain/Red Album – 19 more tracks recorded between 1966 and 1973 – including "Advertising Man", "Don't Need Nobody", "Hello 503", "Words", "Look Around", and "Big Black Bird" – plus 3 more demo tracks. CD3 features unreleased live recordings from 1968 to 1973 – 14 more tracks by the group! CD

Possible matches76
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
ShoesElektrafied – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1982 (Present Tense/Tongue Twister/Boomerang/rarities) (4CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99
Three classic albums from Shoes, plus bonus tracks, and a full CD worth of rare material too! First up is Present Tense – a power-pop classic from Shoes – their first full length for Elektra Records, and a set that stands with all the best end of 70s gems from either coast! The songs are impeccable, and the group do a fantastic job of blending sharper guitars with really great lyricism – a mode that maybe makes the Illinois group a strong precursor for territory that The Replacements wouldn't hit until many years later – and which makes just about every track on the album a precious nugget that just gets better and better with time! Titles include "Now & Then", "Every Girl", "I Don't Wanna Hear It", "Three Times", "In My Arms Again", and "Too Late". On Tongue Twister, Shoes continue the brilliance of their first album for Elektra – serving up the kind of music that was so well-done, so subtle, it was maybe missed by most of the world at the time – even though it's gone onto the status of classic, thanks to legions of fans and critics! Shoes have a way with a tune that's unlike anyone else – maybe that compressed charm of Big Star, but fused into the sharper modes of the power pop years – but without any of the too commercial modes of some of the bigger groups of the time. Instead, the whole thing feels like you've just stumbled upon a brilliant band, playing in a backroom bar – which, unfortunately, is how Shoes spent too much of their career. Titles include "Only In My Sleep", "She Satisfies", "Found A Girl", "Hate To Run", "When It Hits", "Yes Or No", "Your Imagination", and "Girls Of Today". On Boomerang, Shoes maybe look a bit too new wave on the cover, but still sound perfect within – very much in charge of that perfect yet understated approach to a tune that has gone on to make them legends in all the many years since this album was released! The group were never out to change the world, and maybe that held them back at the time – but they were also never trying for big chart success, or too-slick modes – and there's a wonderfully honest, down to earth approach to the songwriting and production that clearly sets the stage for all the bigger late 80s groups that would follow in their wake. Nearly every tune is a completely catchy mofo – and titles include "Curiosity", "In Her Shadow", "Double Talk", "The Summer Rain", "Under The Gun", "The Tube", and "What Love Means". 4CD set features a huge amount of bonus material – 8 track demo versions of all three albums, added to their discs – and a bonus CD of 18 more rare tracks – all in a box, with a big booklet of notes! CD

Possible matches77
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Frank SinatraStrangers In The Night ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Very Good ... $7.99
A key turning point for Frank Sinatra in the 60s – a record that got him firmly back on the charts with a great new sound! The leadoff title cut really sets the pace for the whole thing – a slyly syncopated groover that works perfectly with Sinatra's aging vocals – originally issued as a single, then used here as the cap of a whole album of subtle numbers that are perfect mid 60s Frank at his best! Ernie Freeman and Jimmy Bowen put together the title cut, but Nelson Riddle and Sonny Burke do a great job following the whole thing up – using a nice touch of organ in the mix, and lilting the bottom ever so slightly to swing things past some of the more lush Sinatra modes of years past. Titles include "Strangers In The Night", "Summer Wind", "Call Me", "On A Clear Day", "Downtown", "Yes Sir That's My Baby", "All Or Nothing At All", and "My Baby Just Cares For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing.)

Possible matches78
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Piero UmilianiFischiando In Beat ... CD
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
We're not entirely sure what "fischiando" means, but we can definitely testify that the album lives up to the "beat" in its title – those kind of groovy, mod tunes we love so much in Italian 60s soundtracks from the great Piero Umiliani! This set's even more obscure than most of those records, though – done for the tiny Omicron sound library, as part of Piero's Sound Workshop series – with a nice mix of jazzy instrumentation on horns, plus a sweet range of keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, Hammond, and even a bit of spinet! Some tunes have bossa rhythms, others are more 60s mod – and the record also features a few sweet bits of whistling and acoustic guitar as well – although the main focus seems to come from the horns and keyboards. Titles include "Yes OK", "Autostop Per Rio", "Fischiando In Beat", "Tokio Blues", "Go Go Go", "Sono Un NJostalgico", and "Samba Mah Na", a great remake of one of Umiliani's famous themes! CD

Possible matches79
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Melvin Van PeeblesWhat The...You Mean I Can't Sing?! ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1974. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
Very tripped out work from Melvin Van Peebles – the multi-talented artist who had a huge influence on African American film in the 70s! Melvin's working here in a a mode that combines soul, folk, funk, and lots of the more messed-up sounds that you'd hear on his own soundtracks for his films. And yes, he can't sing – but he has this wild way of muttering while singing, one that makes the album a really compelling document of culture and politics in the early 70s! The overall feel is sort of like Eugene McDaniels' work for Atlantic from the same time – but more messed up, disorganized, and rootsy! Titles include "Superstition", "Birth Certificate Ain't Nothing But A Death Warrant Anyway", "So Many Bars", and "Eyes On The Rabbit". CD

Possible matches80
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBest Big Band Jazz – Classics From The 1950s (10CD box set) ... CD
Intense (Germany), 1950s. Used 10CD ... $24.99
Not your usual public domain compilation of random big band tracks but actually a sweet collection of twenty orchestra and large groups albums by Billy Taylor, Art Farmer, Gil Evans, Louis Bellson, Stan Kenton, Marty Paich, Count Basie, Pete Rugolo, Duke Ellington, George Russell, and others. Yes, the packaging is a little skimpy, but the music is great! CD

Possible matches81
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousEverything Is Gonna Be Alright – Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk ... CD
Westbound/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A massive celebration of the legendary Westbound Records – a Detroit record label started at the end of the 60s, and one that took the Motor City into much heavier territory than Motown! Westbound was the initial home of both Funkadelic and Ohio Players – and the imprint had a great ear for the kind of deeper, funkier side of the soul music spectrum – both with big groups like the two we just mentioned, and with a host of lesser-known singers and combos too! This package brings together two dozen key singles on Westbound – but not the giant hits, and instead the kind of songs that illustrate that key special touch that really set the company apart from the rest – even as the 70s moved on, and elements of club music started coming into their groove. Titles include "I Love You" by The Motivations, "A Letter From Vietnam" by Emanuel Lansky, "Everything Is Going To Be Alright" by Bill Moss & The Celestials, "Ain't No Telling" by Houston Outlaws, "Yes I'm In Love" by Unique Blend, "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts, "I've Changed" by The Magictones, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, "Music Man (part 1)" by Pleasure Web, "Get Up Off My Mind" by Denise LaSalle, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Devil's Gun" by CJ & Co, "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks, "Alvin Stone" by Fantastic Four, "If You Love Him" by Junie, "Calling Planet Earth" by Dennis Coffey, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, and "Funky Worm" by The Ohio Players. CD

Possible matches82
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousGood God – A Gospel Funk Hymnal ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
A killer killer compilation – the sort we've been dying to own for years! It's a well known fact that there's plenty of funky nuggets hidden amidst 70s gospel recordings – massive grooves and break-heavy tracks that rank right up there with the best indie funk from the same time. Yet tracking down these tunes has always been plenty tough – given that most gospel records sold in different circles, had different distribution, and often are less easy to decipher for the crate digger than more conventional funk and soul. Enter the folks at Numero – who have really gone all out this time around, and dug through piles and piles of rare gospel records to come up with a whopping batch of great tracks! This set is definitely ground zero for getting into funky gospel – and it's filled with far more obscure work than the Soul Gospel set on Soul Jazz – all indie numbers from small labels that only got minor distribution at the time. As usual with Numero, the notes and package match the soulful depth and righteousness of the music – and the set is one of the most perfectly wrapped-up genre compilations we've ever seen! 18 tracks in all – with titles that include "I Thank The Lord" by Mighty Voices Of Wonder, "This Old World Is Going Down" by The Modulations, "Look Where He Brought Us" by The Apostles Of Music, "Thoughs (sic) Were The Days" by LaVice & Company, "Bad Situation" by 5 Spiritual Tones, "God Been Good To Me" by Mighty Walker Brothers, "O Yes My Lord" by Voices Of Conquest, "We Don't Love Enough" by Triumphs, "Heaven On Their Minds" by Sam Taylor, "God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes" by Horace Family, and "I Call Him" by Masonic Wonders. CD

Possible matches83
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousLooking Through A Glass Onion – The Beatles' Psychedelic Songbook 1966 to 1972 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
An explosive look at the mighty songwriting legacy of The Beatles – served up here in a giant 3CD package that features the group's famous songs covered by a whole group of their contemporaries on the UK scene! You'd think that most of these artists might be jealous, or resentful – not wanting to give a nod to the songwriting skills of Lennon, McCartney, or Harrison – but instead, they really revel in the tunes – often really transforming them, and completely making them their own – in ways that follow some of the best inspirations of the new psych generation, and which make the whole collection a lot better than just some straight rehash of hits by the fab four! The song selection is brilliant – dozens of tracks that we never would have heard otherwise – and as with all Grapefruit packages like this, the whole thing comes with a detailed booklet of notes on the music – way more information than you'd find even if you spent the whole day searching online. 68 tracks in all – with work from The Sorrows, Ice, The Spectrum, Real McCoy, The Eyes, Loose Ends, Rainbow Ffolly, Affinity, Yes, Blonde On Blonde, Spooky Tooth, Big Jim Sullivan, The Gods, Orange Bicycle, The Tremeloes, Jason Crest, Tomorrow, Circus, The Hollies, Camel, and many others! CD

Possible matches84
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousLord Have Mercy – The Soulful Gospel Of Checker Records ... CD
Playback, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A much-needed look at an under-exposed side of the legendary Chess Records – the label's incredible run of gospel records, most of which were every bit as great as their Chicago soul sessions! This package is the first to really dig into that rich history – and has a wonderful focus on the grittier, funkier, groovier side of the label's catalog – served up here in a mix of rare album tracks, from records that have never been reissued – plus more stunners from funky 45s, most of which have been overlooked by soul collectors over the years. And yes, there's a spiritual message to these tracks, but it's often delivered with a very secular style – both in the vocals and instrumentation – as you'll hear on "Lord Keep Me Day By Day" by The Gospel Six, "Trying To Get Ready" by The Violinaires, "Soon I Will Be Done" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Please Lord" by The Messiahs Of Glory, "Crying Pity & A Shame" by Salem Travelers, "It's So Good To Be Alive" by The William Singers, "Troubles" by Estella Burke, "The Whole World Is Watching" by Charlie Brown, "Same Old Bag" by Stevie Hawkins, and "Bless Me" by The Inspirational Singers. CD

Possible matches85
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousModern Jazz Dance Classics Vol 2 – Compiled By Jeff The Fish ... LP
Staubgold (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99
A great assortment of funky jazzy cuts from recent years – a stunning package that shows just how much the love of jazz on the dancefloor has exploded in the contemporary underground – in ways that are so different than the modes of decades back! Yes, there was a time when "jazz" on a dance track meant a lame sax solo or stolen sample from the 70s – but things really evolved past that, to a whole generation of artists who've really re-embraced live instrumentation mixed with clubbier rhythms – pushing things way way past the more familiar jazz funk sounds of back in the day! In other words, these cuts are new, but also resonate with some vintage elements – very fresh, and exploding with new ideas and very groovy sounds – titles that include "Finding Common Ground" by Mario Cruz, "Catfish Sandwich" by Brian Charette, "Yggdrasil" by PJS, "Theme From Quartet" by Fox Capture Plan, "Another Brick In The Wall" by Wildcard, "Falling In Love With Love" by Niki Haris, "Lisbon" by Markpaulnorton, "Gotta Be Free" by Nina Mya, "K's Dream" by Yusuke Shima, "San Gogo Fu" by Caroxfa, "Fly" by Nicole Banks, and "Jungle" by Shahin Novrasli. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches86
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousOccasional Rain – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
A fantastic collection from the team of Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs – and, like the rest of their gems, a record that really helps define a genre unto itself! This time around, the vibe is England at the dawn of the 70s – waking up to the realization that the changes of the 60s maybe didn't have as much impact as they might, and that the revolution never really happened – captured perfectly here in a mix of melancholy tunes that are heavy on themes of longing and loss! If you loved their previous sets – like English Weather or Three Day Week – you'll find plenty to love here – and as usual, the song selection is superb, with a mix of unusual tunes by familiar names, and lesser-known gems from more obscure acts – all put together with detailed notes that support the whole project. Titles include "Night Time" by Skin Alley, "Station Song Platform Two" by Pete Brown & Piblokto, "Wasting My Time" by Shape Of The Rain, "Come With Me To Jesus" by Mandy Moore, "Home & Where I Long To Be" by Cressida, "Ragged Rain Life" by Duncan Brown, "Leit Motif" by Keith West, "Flying South In Winter" by Tonton Macoute, "Postcards Of Scarborough" by Michael Chapman, "Hidden Treasure" by Traffic, "Sweetness" by Yes, and "I Know That I'm Dreaming" by The Exchange & Mart. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches87
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousOutside Providence (Music From The Motion Picture) (orange & red colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rhino, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
The soundtrack to a 70s set comedy written by Farrelly Brothers as a slightly more earnest effort following the outrageous comedies they made their names on – looking back at their own 70s New England roots – with a soundtrack that works like a perfect, period specific classic rock mixtape! What's so lovable about it is that it has huge hits that were inescapable on classic rock radio for years, and now don't get nearly as much play and we genuinely miss! Includes big ones like "Free Bird", "Won't Get Fooled Again" and Band On The Run" by Skynard, The Who and Wings, plus "Do It Again" by Steely Dan", "No Matter What" by Badfinger", "Roundabout" by Yes, "Do You Know What I Mean" by Lee Lichaels, "Dancin In The Moonlight" by King Harvest" and more by Free, The Doobie Brothers, and The Eagles. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Rhino Rocktober brick & mortar store exclusive.)

Possible matches88
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousPlay It Again – R&B Answers, Copycats, & Follow-Ups Vol 1 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A really cool collection – one that brings together 32 answer songs and follow-ups from the 50s – all R&B numbers that stand more than strongly enough on their own, but which are even cooler when you know that most of them are kind of a "part 2" to bigger hits of the time! Unlike other packages of this nature, which often also include the hits – this one just features the more obscure follow-ups – which makes the whole thing a lot more fresh, even as some of the tunes echo familiar melodies or themes. There's plenty to love here if you dig older R&B on labels like King, Chess, Atlantic, and Modern – and titles include "Play It Again" by Pat Lundy, "My Real Gone Rocket" by Jackie Brenston, "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" by Roy Brown, "Pappa" by Benny Brown, "Florence Don't Leave Me" by The Paragons, "Charlie Brown Got Expelled" by Joe Tex, "I Found Out" by The Du Droppers, "Yes I Will Love You Tomorrow" by Jon E Holiday, "Be My Girl" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Babalu's Wedding Day" by The Eternals, "I Quit My Knockin" by Carol Fran, and "All In Your Mind" by The Harptones. CD

Possible matches89
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousUp! The Psycho Mellow – A Brief Excursion Into The 70's Sound ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Stunning compilation of Italian grooves from the early 70's – and one that has a slightly different twist than some of the other one's we've been stocking. The folks at Schema have put this one together, and the set's got a feel that's similar to some of the newer releases they've been working on over the past few years. The grooves are funky, yes, but they also have a light and airy sound, with lots of groovy bossa tinges, cool vocal parts, and the kind of smooth Italian feel that you'd never find on American records from the time. The tracks are played by groups like Expo 80, The Paris Studio Group, The Psycheground Group, The Black Fire, and The Hawksworth Big Band and String. Most of the tracks are breezy and groovy, with a sound that's similar to some of the best stuff on the Sound Gallery compilation – and different than the other funky Italian grooves we've been stocking! Nice one. CD
Also available Up! The Psycho Mellow – A Brief Excursion Into The 70's Sound ... CD 12.99

Possible matches90
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousUp! The Psycho Mellow – A Brief Excursion Into The 70's Sound ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Stunning compilation of Italian grooves from the early 70's – and one that has a slightly different twist than some of the other one's we've been stocking. The folks at Schema have put this one together, and the set's got a feel that's similar to some of the newer releases they've been working on over the past few years. The grooves are funky, yes, but they also have a light and airy sound, with lots of groovy bossa tinges, cool vocal parts, and the kind of smooth Italian feel that you'd never find on American records from the time. The tracks are played by groups like Expo 80, The Paris Studio Group, The Psycheground Group, The Black Fire, and The Hawksworth Big Band and String. Most of the tracks are breezy and groovy, with a sound that's similar to some of the best stuff on the Sound Gallery compilation – and different than the other funky Italian grooves we've been stocking! Nice one. CD
Also available Up! The Psycho Mellow – A Brief Excursion Into The 70's Sound ... CD 9.99

Possible matches91
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousYou Can't Sit Down – Cameo/Parkway Dance Crazes 1958 to 1964 ... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great set of groovers from the Cameo/Parkway label – a company that gave the world the biggest twist record of the 60s, but which also was perfectly poised to deliver all sorts of other upbeat tracks as well! The label was in Philly – a huge dance town in the early days of soul and rock – and the set list here is filled with the kind of cuts that were Philadelphia's answer to the rising sound of Motown – the roots of the Northern Soul sound that would be followed by soul collectors for decades! These aren't novelty hits, but upbeat cuts that groove plenty – most by soul artists, a few by pop singers – but all given the kind of tight instrumentation and strong studio handling that made the Philly scene such a standout. 22 tracks in all – including "Shimmy Shimmy" and "The Wah Watusi" by The Orlons, "Bristol Stomp" and "You Can't Sit Down" by the Dovells, "Mashed Potato Time" and "Do The Bird" by Dee Dee Sharp, "The 81" by Candy & The Kisses, "The Mash" by Tony Young & The Hippies, "Mexican Hat Rock" by The Applejacks, "Baby Do The Frog" by The Dardenelles, "The Swim (part 1)" by The Marlins, "Slow Twistin" by Chubby Checker & Dee Dee Sharp, "The Third House" by Bobby Rydell, "When You Dance" by The Turbans, "Everybody South Street" by The Taffys, "The Popeye Waddle" by Don Covay, and yes, "The Twist" by Chubby Checker. CD

Possible matches92
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever ... CD
Polygram, 1977. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics with new original material! Obviously, the Bee Gees cover placement make them big stars of the record – but the set's also got some great early disco gems – like "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. The Bee Gees reinvent themselves from the early days – and sing "Stayin Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Jive Talkin", "You Should Be Dancin", and "Night Fever" – and the set also features a few instrumentals by David Shire – "Manhattan Skyline", "Night On Disco Mountain" and "Salsation". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

Possible matches93
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever ... LP
RSO, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics with new original material! Obviously, the Bee Gees cover placement make them big stars of the record – but the set's also got some great early disco gems – like "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. The Bee Gees reinvent themselves from the early days – and sing "Stayin Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Jive Talkin", "You Should Be Dancin", and "Night Fever" – and the set also features a few instrumentals by David Shire – "Manhattan Skyline", "Night On Disco Mountain" and "Salsation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

Possible matches94
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierLe Pacha (with bonus tracks) ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! Le Pacha is a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – shifting effortlessly from track to track to create a mad melange of musical grooves! Cuts include the classic "Requiem Pour Un Con", which is a funky gem – plus "Psychastenie", "Joss A La Calvados", "Un Noel 67", "Cadavres En Serie", "Batucada Meurtriere", and Brigitte Bardot singing "Harley Davidson"! Also includes 3 bonus tracks – the unreleased instrumental version of "Requiem Pour Un Con", plus "Freedom Baby" and "No No Yes Yes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

Possible matches95
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Red GarlandRed Garland Trio – Moodsville Vol 6 ... LP
Moodsville, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Red Garland's sound was already often mellow and laidback in the late 50s, but it takes on a whole new sense of that style here in a rare session for Prestige's Moodsville label! As with others on the imprint, the focus here is on the gentler sounds of the late nite scene – more ballads and easygoing numbers, but still played with a strong degree of jazz – and not the kind of cocktail modes that other labels would use when putting "moods" on the front of a record! Red's trio here is the familiar one from other Prestige albums – Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the only change, really, is that the tracks are all mellower ones, but still done with plenty of bluesy inflections on the keys from Red! Titles include "I Love You Yes I Do", "And The Angels Sing", "Blues For Ann", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Bass-ment Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Status pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has small sticker remnants at the top left on front, and some wear the bottom of the spine, looks great otherwise.)

Possible matches96
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Elvin JonesPoly-Currents ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a great one for this post-Coltrane cooker from Elvin Jones – as the set really has Elvin exploring some really fresh currents in jazz, with a range of complicated rhythms that really pull the whole session along strongly! Rhythm is really set free on the record – as Elvin works to unlock some tremendous new possibilities in jazz, but all at a level that's quite different than his previous work with his famous leader – a rich tapestry of new spiritual expression that's carried off wonderfully by Joe Farrell on flute, tenor, and English horn – plus George Coleman on tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and a bit more flute from Fred Tompkins. There's no piano on the album at all – and Wilbur Little plays some tremendous bass, with some occasional conga work from Candido as well. Titles are all originals by group members – or Mrs Jones – and titles include "Whew", "Agenda", "Agappe Love", "Mr Jones", and "Yes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cut corner and light wear near the opening.)

Possible matches97
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Juelz SantanaWhat The Game's Been Missing – Radio Exclusive Album Advance ... LP
Santana World/Diplomats, 2005. Sealed 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Rumble Young Man Rumble", "Oh Yes", "Shottas" feat Cam'Ron & Sizzla, "Clockwork", "Make It Work For You" feat Lil' Wayne & Young Jeezy, "Lil' Boy Fresh", "Good Times", "Kid Is Back", "I Am Crack", "There It Go (The Whistle Song)", "Daddy", "Mic Check" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in two separate Def Jam Advance sleeves.)

Possible matches98
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Lemon FogPsychedelic Sound Of Summer With The Lemon Fog ... CD
Cicadelic, 1967/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight, spacey psychedelic pop from the fertile TX landscape – really cool stuff from Houston's Lemon Fog! The group isn't as wildly tripped out as more canonized TX psych combos such as the 13th Floor Elevators – the Lemon Fog has a more accessible vibe, one that we thing should have gotten them bigger outside of their Houston home. It's a bit more akin to the Brit psych, with chiming guitars (including a 12-string), organ and groovy vocal harmonies fleshing out some painterly, kinda surreal lyricism. Includes previously unreleased complete versions of "Summer", "The Prisoner" and "Day By Day", previously unreleased outtake and complete versions of "Echoes Of Time", a previously unreleased mix of "Yes I Cry", original single master version of "Girl From The Wrong Side Of Town" and more. Includes the group's great handful of singles, including alternate unreleased versions! CD

Possible matches99
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Universal, Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic selection of work from one of the hippest girl groups of the 70s – the mighty Love Unlimited trio, three singers who all worked under the genius of Barry White in his prime! Unlike other girl trios of the time, who often used an older soul mode refitted with disco grooves – sometimes acting more like a chorus than a lead act – Love Unlimited always brought their full vocal strengths to play, and do a fantastic job here working in modes that rival some of the best male harmony groups of the early 70s – especially the sweet soul groups from New Jersey, New York, and Philly. And yes, Barry does kick up the groove a bit at times, but even then things are usually more in a midtempo mode, not a disco one – which makes for tremendous sounds throughout. This is the first-ever proper collection of the girls' singles from the early 70s – and titles include "Oh Love Well We Finally Made It", "Fragile Handle With Care", "Are You Sure", "I Should Have Known", "Is It Really True Boy Is It Me", "Walkin In The Rain With The One I Love", "Under The Influence Of Love", "It May Be Winter Outside", "I Love You So Never Gonna Let You Go", "I Belong To You", "So Nice To Hear", "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today", and "Share A Little Love In Your Heart". CD

Possible matches100
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ MC Shy-DGot To Be Tough ... LP
Luke Skyywalker, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "I've Got To Be Tough", "Bust This", "Paula's On Crack", "Yes Yes Y'All", "So Take That", "We Don't Play (live)", "I'm Not A Star", "Don't Take Me Seriously" and "I Will Go Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seams, light wear, and light aging.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top