A collection of tracks recorded by Gonzaga in the 50s, featuring the roots of his famous forro style – lots of great vocals, and plenty of firey accordion work. Supposedly, most of these tracks are feast songs from religious festivals – and titles include "Sao Joao Antigo", ... (Brazil) read moreCD
2 of Miriam Makeba's mid 60s albums for RCA on one CD. The first is a live set with Harry Belafonte – whose star was falling just at the time Makeba's was rising. The set's set to backings conducted by Jonas Gwanga and Howard Roberts (the guy who led the Howard Roberts Chorale, not the ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective —
Watina ... CD Cumbancha, 2007. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Although this 15 track compilation doesn't even begin to cover the full scope of this great messed-up funky group from LA, it's just about the only way you'll get their best stuff – because it's pretty darn hard to find in any format! The CD runs the gamut of the group's output – from ... (Soul) read moreCD
Landmark material – one of Grachan Moncur's two classic albums for Blue Note, and a session that ranks as one of the best examples of the "new thing" moment in 60s jazz! Grachan's leading a sextet here that includes a number of players that he cut his teeth with in Jackie McLean's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Unusual Japanese promo release.)
Bob Marley & the Wailers —
Africa ... CD TDK (Japan), 1980. Used ...
A really lovely soundtrack – with some great minimalist pieces by Sakamoto, which rival some of his best work on the Merry Christmas Lawrence soundtrack! The David Byrne tracks are surprisingly great, too – especially the main theme. (Soundtracks) CD
Moods ... CD Soiree/BBQ (Japan), 1978. Used ...
A sublime lost group soul album – featuring The Moods, who we presume to be from St Louis (although we're working on second-hand information, so we're not sure!) The group have a harmony style that's a bit like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – but with rougher touches, and none of ... (Soul) read moreCD
9.9 are looking like some ladies of the eighties on the cover of this debut set – and while the album's definitely got the feel of its time, the group actually go back a lot further in soul music – and originally were the group who recorded under the name of Margo Thunder for Capitol ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great one from Basia – a record that has the Polish soul singer hitting even warmer, jazzier territory than before – as her style matures nicely with help from keyboardist Danny White, who co-wrote most of the material on the set! There's a nice current here of the best UK soul of ... (Soul) read moreCD
A funky masterpiece from Bill Cosby – hardly the sort of record you might expect from all of his years on mainstream TV! This set was cut back when Bill was a much hipper cat on the LA scene – and it was the start of a brief all-instrumental run with his Badfoot Brown ensemble – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Amazing stuff – a really incredible dip into the life, mind, and music of Billie Holiday – with some rare studio banter that's almost as compelling as her famous recordings for Verve! Amazing package, too – a real standard-setter for CDs when it came out! (Vocalists) CD
A mid-80s classic from Cameo – one that showed the world that the group was still very much in the funky music game, even if their lineup had been reduced to a trio! Larry Blackmon's still at the head of the group – singing, drumming, and playing bass throughout – with plenty of ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet has a very small tear in one corner.)
James Brown gets even better than before – working here in the setting of a blacksploitation soundtracks – which makes the album a doubly funky outing from the 70s! James is a master throughout – beating Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield at their own games – as he works with ... (Soul) read moreCD
No parking on the dancefloor! Tasty batch of early 80s electro jams, by one of the groups who transformed funk into a wikki-wakki-wikki style during the Reagan years. Includes lots of tasty jammers like "Freak-a-Zoid", "No Parking On the Dancefloor", and "I've Been ... (Soul) read moreCD
Classic electro groove stuff by the man who gave hip hop it's name. This 15 track CD brings together lots of Man Parrish's out of print dance classics – including (of course) "Hip Hop Bee Bop (Don't Stop)", which is here in the original format, the "part 2" format, and a ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Here's where it all happens – the huge culmination of all the years of heavy funk and psychedelic soul created by George Clinton and the P-Funk empire – fused into an amazingly tight groove that helped win over much bigger audiences than ever before! The album title and cover are very ... (Soul) read moreCD
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a gold promo stamp.)
The massive first album from Creative Source – a really unique group who really helped push the ensemble vocal mode forward in the 70s! The mixed male/female lineup recalls similar groups of the late 60s – but Creative Source also have a deeper, hipper style that comes through right ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the coolest club combos of the 70s – the mighty Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band – a group with a sound that's a lot tighter than their name! The group's probably best known for giving exposure to August Darnell in his pre-Kid Creole years – but they've also got a sound ... (Soul) read moreCD
Later work from Phyllis Hyman – one of her mature albums for the Philly International label! The set picks up a modern groove even more strongly than Hyman's debut for Philly – going for a sound that's got a bit more of an 80s soul approach overall, but which also uses some extremely ... (Soul) read moreCD
A mega-hit, but for good reason – as the record brought sophistication back to chart soul at the end of the 80s – proof that well-done, deeply-voiced records could still beat the schmaltz of the geri-curl generation! Anita's working here in territory that draws from the classics, but ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a ... (Soul) read moreCD
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very ... (Soul) read moreCD
In the past 30 years, this one's gone from being a fierce outpouring of the Bay Area underground, to a cliche of classic rock, to a brilliant example of west coast Latin rock/funk/fusion in action! Features a stellar cover of "Oye Como Va", plus "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen", ... (Rock) read moreCD
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy ... (Soul) read moreCD
There's never been a better bit of pop throwaway dancefloor fodder ever! Sure, these guys were blaring out of every cheap radio at the time, and it was just about impossible to walk into a shopping mall without hearing "Groove Is In The Heart" for about 5 years after the album came out ... (Soul) read moreCD
Not really the Collectors Item promised by the title – but an excellent collection of work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, pulled from their earliest albums for Philly International! The set's worth it for two tracks alone – "I Miss You" and "Be For Real" ... (Soul) read moreCD
Smashing Pumpkins —
Adore ... CD Virgin, 1998. Used (reissue)...
Billy Corgan steers the Smashing Pumpkins into a dark synth rock mode on Adore – which was wasn't too terribly far of out of their wheelhouse, considering the more experimental tunes on Mellon Collie – nevertheless, the album signaled the end of their alt rock chart dominance, only to ... (Rock) read moreCD
Fantastic live work from the year 1961, when Dolphy was working briefly with Coltrane, and the pair were forging some incredible new standards for jazz! The pair have been heard extensively on the famous Village Vanguard sessions for Impulse, but this European material is equally strong, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(NOTE: The source for this is from a record, so you will hear some slight surface noise in parts.)