A nicely-priced 3 CD set that brings together some great albums recorded by Luiz Gonzaga Jr at the end of the 70s! Although Gonzaguinha first caught our ears with his amazing baroque recordings of the early and mid 70s, these later albums are every bit as great – a bit more stripped-down ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the best boogaloo sessions of the late 60s – and an early expression of genius from Johnny Colon! The album's got an electric bass sitting right at the middle – plucking with strong and soulful lines that set the pace for the record from the very first note. Johnny's hip young ... (Latin) read moreCD
The mighty second chapter on the career of Frankie Laine – from the early 50s years when he exploded on the pop charts with material that drew on all the jazz and blues that lie in his roots! The styles here are greatly expanding – although still not as much in the country mode that ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A fantastic package of work that spans all of Dean's later years at Capitol Records – a time when he was really hitting his creative stride, breaking up with Jerry Lewis, and emerging as a multi-talented performer through his countless live appearances, film work, and other notable ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Think what you want about Frankie Laine – he's a tremendous singer with a voice that's unlike anyone else in the mid-century years! This package features all of Frankie's earliest work – from a time when he was as likely to place on the R&B charts as the pop charts – material ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An overlooked genius from the early years of country music – a singer whose smooth voice really helped open many doors, and helped elevate the style past the hillbilly records ghetto! The box features 8 CDs' worth of Columbia Records gems by George Morgan – who some folks also might ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A beautifully overstuffed collection of early work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – a set that not only includes many of his key recordings from the scene in the 60s, but also some of his important productions for other artists too! The package begins with Toussaint in the lead ... (Soul) read moreCD
All the important early work of the man who took rock and roll into the American living room – an early pop genius, represented here by all his original mono recordings, his stereo re-recordings, and 88 previously-unissued tracks – including a planned but never-issued album! Also comes ... (Rock) read moreCD
Fantastic work from these prime solo years of Doris Day – a time when Columbia Records was letting her sing way more than pop, and she was really coming into her own! As usual with Bear Family, the whole thing comes with a beautiful book – full of images, notes, and writings on Doris ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Comes with a beautiful full-color book – hardcover!)
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Well, we don't know if this actually contains a full 100 years' worth of music, but it is a very nice 4-CD set that serves as a good introduction to the music of Brazil. Put together by the same folks who did the Cuba box set, this set has a similar style that assigns a specific genre to each CD ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Although most of the world knows Ike Quebec these days for his "comeback" recordings with Blue Note in the early 60s, back in the 40s, he recorded some totally smoking sides for the label that show him playing in a much younger, gutsier vein – nicely shifting between the camps of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rare work by Dean Martin – a wealth of early singles, soundtrack tunes, and other tracks that have never been reissued before – all wrapped up in an incredibly lovely 8CD box set that comes with a LP-sized hardcover book filled with color images, notes on the music, and loads of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print. Box has some light wear, but this is a great copy overall!)
A jazz vocal masterpiece from Sarah Vaughn – one of her greatest albums ever, and a record that raised the bar for countless vocal sessions in years to come! Sarah's working here in an intimate group arranged by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring some sublime solo work from Clifford Brown, Paul ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
You know, the more we listen to Caetano Veloso, the more we realize that just about every record he made was fantastic! Take this record – it's got a late date, and you might think that it's going to be some sort of throwaway eighties pop material – but it's actually great, and sounds ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Arto Lindsay —
Prize ... CD Righteous Babe, 1999. Used ...
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A seminal record in the world of free jazz – a set that not only helped document the incredible talents of guitarist Derek Bailey, but also proclaimed a whole new role for his instrument as well! The music here is completely different than any jazz guitar in previous years – and even ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure live set from the Sun Ra Arkestra at Myron's Ballroom in LA from 1981 – their first Los Angeles appearance in a decade, and a really extended performance here that's presented here in all of its glory! The 3CD package features over 3 hours of music – a slow-building concert ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Fred Fisher Atalobhor & His Ogiza Dance Band —
African Carnival ... CD Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ...
Just Sold Out!
Funky African work from Fred Fisher – a Nigerian trombonist who crafted his own unique groove at the end of the 70s! Fred both sings and plays trombone – the latter with a Fred Wesley-like soulfulness – and his rhythms here are really wide-ranging, and embrace a host of new ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette —
Tokyo '96 ... CD ECM, 1996. Used ...
Forget the cartoony cover image of this one, because the record's got a tremendous depth and very little gimmicks – a reall standout set of work by one of the greatest salsa vocalists of the 70s! Sure, the title track does reference the Popeye cartoons a bit, but overall the record's got a ... (Latin) read moreCD
Icon ... CD Interscope, Mid 90s. Used ...
Solid soul from the great Teddy Riley – working here with his Blackstreet group, a tight harmony quartet formed after the breakup of Guy! The sound is perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than that of Guy, but no less inspired – as Riley was one of the kings of this sound at the time, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Rare work by The Showmen – a great harmony vocal group from the early 60s, and the first famous group to feature General Johnson – the unique singer who later went onto front Chairmen Of The Board! The tracks here have a rough doo-woppy quality – dripping with soul, and handled ... (Soul) read moreCD
Rare work by Stan Getz – recorded in Poland! The first 5 tracks on the CD feature work by Getz with a Polish rhythm section – performing live in Warsaw in 1960, right at a key point in his career, when he was opening up his sound a lot from the iciness of the 50s – letting in ... (Jazz) read moreCD