A playfully swinging little set from Morgana King – given the groovy, latenight lounge Reprise sound by producer Jimmy Bowen! This second album for Reprise is a much more extroverted than the quite strong It's A Quiet Thing LP from a year before – with arranger Torrie Zito grooving out ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tri-color pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)
A mid 70s compilation of soul and R&B artists on Atlantic. Nothing earth shattering here, just a solid collection of tracks. 13 tracks in all, including "The Ghetto" and "Love Love Love" by Donny Hathaway, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" by the Detroit Spinners ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a cut corner and unglued seams.)
Stan reprises his famous modernist swing in a great little album that's one of his best works from the early 60s. The tracks are longish, with the mixture of dark shading and breakout solos that grace some of his best early work – and although the players in the group aren't the famous west ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a surface wear, a price sticker remnant, and minor splitting on the top seam.)
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 73! ... LP NTSU, 1973. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Warp Factor", "Fash Fash Fash", "Sun Catchers", "RF Blues", and "Sir Gawain & The Green Knight". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
The wit and wisdom of the young John Hartford – served up in some of the most unusual tunes that RCA ever recorded in Nashville! Titles include "Jack's In The Sack", "Eve Of My Multiplication", "Front Porch", "I Shoulda Wore My Birthday Suit", "Lik ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has old tape on the spine and top seam, a promo stamp, wear, and aging.)
A sparkling set of early work from the great Dusty Springfield! Tracks include "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", "If It Don't Work Out", "Won't Be Long", "Oh No! Not My Baby", "It Was Easier To Hurt Him", "Long After Tonight Is All ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Back cover has a few light stains.)
Recorded live on tour in Germany. Titles include "(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired", "Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory", "Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys", and "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A record we'd never part with – and easily our favorite album ever from The Who! Quadrophenia represents the group at its peak from all perspectives – songwriting, performance, and even studio presence – as the album's got a sonic sensibility that few other albums of the time can ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label Track pressing, includes the great booklet. Cover has light wear.)
A great little album from Clarence – recorded after his years at Atlantic, but still with the Fame Studios team, and very much in a warm Muscle Shoals groove! Clarence is stretching out a bit more here – sounding more confident, and less self conscious than on some of his earlier ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)
Woody Herman —
Woody ... LP Cadet, 1970. Very Good+ ...
The most obscure of Woody's albums for Cadet – and a bit different than the other two! The album still features one side of upbeat groovy tunes – recorded with Richard Evans in a style that's a mix of big band funk and Cadet Records soul – and which show Woody to be a lot hipper ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frankie Beverly and crew can't miss at this point – and as usual, Maze stands head and shoulders above most of its soul contemporaries from the time. The overall feel is nice and warm, with plenty of focus on Frankie's sweet smooth vocals – and the band grooves behind him in a slightly ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Amazing early work from The Spinners – an early Motown record that's quite different than the more famous sound of the group recording in Philly with Atlantic Records in the 70s – done with an even stronger approach on the harmonies, at a level that really gets at the group's roots! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian Tamla Motown stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a mark from sticker removal and some light wear.)
Soaring big band work from trumpeter Maynard Ferguson – one of his key albums done with help from Brit Easy genius Keith Mansfield! Mansfield really helped Ferguson reinvent the sound of his big band at the end of the 60s – taking the sometimes modern, sometimes brassy sound of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note 2-fer that brings together some of Gil Evans' great modernist jazz pieces for the World Pacific label. The material was all recorded in New York in 1958 and 1959, and the groups include crack jazz players like Steve Lacy, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Johnn Coles, Elvin Jones, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that celebrates ten years of freedom for David Allan Coe – a decade since he was released from prison – and a set that was also recorded at the famous Compass Point studios in the Bahamas, as you might guess from the title! Yet the sound of the record is prime Coe country at ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued seam, a promo stamp, and a spot of tape on the spine.)
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album in Dylan's so-called "Christian Period", but it's not really the uber-dramatic departure from the "old" Dylan that it was treated as at the time – gospel soul backing vocals and testifying lyricism for sure, but it sounds more like gospel has come to Dylan ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp on the back.)
(70s pressing KC 32460, in the embossed cover, with an ink promo stamp on the back.)
Big Brother & The Holding Company —
Cheap Thrills ... LP Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl has a short click on "Combination Of The Two".)
The album that catapulted Dire Straits into the bigger mainstream – thanks in part to some heavy play on MTV, and the group's inventive use of the video format! Titles include "Brothers In Arms", "Walk Of Life", "The Man's Too Strong", "One World", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Led Zeppelin at peak power – mixing hard rock bombast with deep, genuine love for blues and folk guitars! Houses Of The Holy is the essential the blueprint for countless imitators to come – but it's also got smarts, subtleties and creative ambitious that's just plain lost on the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing, SD 19130, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a initials in pen. Vinyl is very nice, but has a short click on "Over The Hills & Far Away" and "No Quarter" due to a pressing flaw.)
Lord Quas returns for another batch of booming, mad-blunted hip hop – an even more sprawling, surreal ride than the Unseen LP! Quasimoto was and still is Madlib's outlet for his most cartoonishly blunted, eccentric tendencies – and he really lets 'em fly on this set! The Unseen LP had ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Newman's first album as a leader – recorded under the Ray Charles banner, and featuring Ray himself on piano! The set's a really surprising one – as it's much more jazz-based than we'd expect, given the Charles connection – and really steps out with some lively solo work ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)
Sonny Stitt with Rufus Harley & Robin Kenyatta —
Deuces Wild ... LP Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A great little Sonny Stitt album – very different than any of his other sets from the 60s! The album has a number of interesting aspects – from hard-wailing organ by Wilmer Mosby (who we think is Don Patterson under a fake name), to some screaming guest work by Rufus Harley and Robin ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)
One of the most classic albums of the 70s – a never-ending hit that's continued to inspire generations! Back in the early years of punk, we were thinking that Rumours was a record that would pass by quickly – but it turns out to have a fair bit more staying power than Never Mind The ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Burbank pressing, in the textured cover, includes insert. Cover has light staining. Vinyl has a short click on "You Make Loving Fun".)
One of Frank Zappa's biggest-selling albums of the early 70s and it's also one of his best ever! Over-Nite Sensation finds Zappa's leftfield weirdness and sly social satire at play within adventurous, but accessible arrangements. It's got some early fusiony rock bits paired with heavy drums and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a trace of a price sticker and some light wear.)
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". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Fleetwood Mac —
Tusk ... LP Warner, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP ...
Overblown for its time, and almost crushed under its own weight – but a record that's lasted surprisingly well over the years! Titles include "Sara", "Tusk", "Walk A Thin Line", "That's Enough For Me", "Brown Eyes", "Save Me A Place" ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes all inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)
Hard to go wrong with a Stones classic like this one – a record that really has the group hitting their late 60s stride, and coming across with a depth and power that really goes beyond their earlier releases! There's a sinister quality to the record right from the start – thanks to ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a light stain down the spine, a small rip on the top left corner, and light aging.)
A burnt weeny sandwich from Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – and a record that shows just how far they'd come in just a few short years! In a way, the record feels almost like a summation of all the best ideas that Frank had come up with in the studio – some serious musical ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sadly, it's really easy to dismiss Santana, if only for his having been elevated to iconic status among hippies and classic rock lovers, in spite of the fact that he made a number of great records. This early 70s effort finds him moving in a more jazzy direction, with supple rhythms underpinning ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic set from The Monkees – maybe the record that really had them coming together and finding that special groove that was all their own! The set features their completely sublime "Pleasant Valley Sunday" – but also has this great range of unusual material that seems ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some flaking on the back opening.)
Rolling Stones —
Tattoo You ... LP Rolling Stones, 1981. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
The second, and possibly the most ambitious album the Brit psych-art soul unit led by Keith Emerson's showy, dense work on Hammond organ and keyboards. The group always had a theatrical approach, which really shows on the groups nuevo classical, psychological comedy song cycle! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
A rare Italian-only album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Nilsson's best ever albums – with a more streamlined overall sound than some of his wildly eclectic earlier LPs – really putting a tight focus on both his vocal and songwriting genius! There's an easygoing charm to the album that's pretty much unrivaled in his catalog (and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
Milt Jackson's third album for CTI – part of a wonderful run that really helped him redefine his sound in the 70s! The album's got the electric approach you'd expect from the label – a great change from the sound of Jackson in the Modern Jazz Quartet, and a surprisingly great setting ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant large ensemble work from Ornette Coleman – ambitious material recorded with full orchestra, in a haunting sound that's light years from any of his smaller group recordings of the 60s and 70s! There's an incredible feel to the strings used here – played by the London ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker on the back and a small rip on the top right corner.)
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, with white text and 1A/1B matrix. Vinyl has cosmetic sleeve marks.)
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)
Debbie Harry —
Kookoo ... LP Chrysalis, 1981. Very Good+ ...
A nice change in sound for Debbie Harry – thanks to Chic production from Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards – who really help the solo singer find a groove that's quite different than her work in Blondie! The style's a mixture of the funky club that Chic did so well, with elements that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
People Under The Stairs —
OST ... LP Om Records, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A stone classic from People Under The Stairs – a record that not only stands as some of their strongest work on wax, but which undeniably helped a lot of the west coast find a way forward after too many years stuck in the shadow of thuggish posturing! The set bristles with the kind of ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent remaster in a gatefold cover, includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a bumped corner.)
Easily one of Donovan's most successful albums – but also a brilliant blend of folk and jazz that forged a bold new sound in the 60s! Part of the strength of the set comes from arranger John Cameron – an artist that we love for his jazz and easy work of the late 60s, and who's working ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo yellow label pressing, matrix ending 1A/1B. Cover has wear and discoloration from age.)
A seminal session from 70s French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre – his 8-part "Equinoxe" suite, a great bit of electronics that was almost France's answer to Kraftwerk at the time! Jarre's style is a bit warmer and more focused on the melody – and the range of keyboards and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has a small sticker.)
The era that catapulted cult heroes Devo into pop culture history – with bubblier synths, catchier hooks, and crazier multimedia shenanigans than ever before from these pioneers of the video era – and time capsule pop angle aside, one of the best and most innovate pop albums of its time! ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a name in pen and some wear.)
David T Walker —
Sidewalk ... LP Revue, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Perhaps the best of the early David T Walker albums for Revue – and certainly the one that has the highest concept of all of his work for the label. The tracks move past his usual pop jazz style, and into a stretched-out mode that shows traces of Gabor Szabo, and perhaps a bit of Pat Martino ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl has a short click on "Up And Away".)
The cuts to check for here is Jay Z's "In My Lifetime remix", twice as long as the original, and the best track he's done in a while and "Celebration" featuring Jay Z, Memphis Bleak, Sauce Money and Wais. Also includes Jay Z "Only A Customer", MOP "My Nigg@ Hill ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo stamp and some edge wear.)
One of the Deustche Gramophone Avant Garde series LPs, featuring Vinko Globokar on trombone playing his own "Discours II Pour Cinq Trombones", Berio's "Sequenza V for Trombone Solo", Stockhausen's "Solo fur Melodie-Instrument", and Alsina's "Consecuenza op. 17 fur ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue tulip stereo pressing. Cover has unglued seams and a wrinkled corner.)
An obscure little soul set from 80s Chicago – featuring songwriting, arrangements, and production by the enigmatic Bandit – on titles that include "Playing In The Water", "Amber's Song", "Modern Day Lover", "Chasing My Dream", "Lady D", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve's sporting a mighty big club on the front cover – dressed in a loincloth, and standing over a lady in a leopard bikini! The album's another set of Steve's slightly blue comedy – performed live, with some slight musical backing, mostly a rhythm combo walking the bass behind him, ... (Comedy) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor seam splitting and a few specks of residue.)
Act One (Act 1) —
Act One ... LP Spring, 1974. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sultry serenade from Eugene Wilde – one of his great 80s albums for the Philly World label – put together in a mix of warm soul vocals and catchy, upbeat rhythms! Wilde slides into some mellow territory on a few ballads – but most of the set is bubbling over with tracks that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing, with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Diana Ross —
Diana ... LP Motown, 1980. Very Good- Gatefold ...
A record so big they dropped the "Ross" from Diana's name – just to show how large the lady was living at the end of the 70s! The album was a key set in the solo years of Diana's career – a back to basics dancefloor effort done with impeccable production by Bernard Edwards ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal bit of pre-electro crossover – featuring the cold hard vocals of Alison Moyet, and some very tasty keyboard work! Includes the post-disco club smashes "Don't Go" and "Situation", plus "Goodbye Seventies", "Winter Kills", "Midnight", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker, promo stamp, and light wear.)
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)
1999 ... LP Warner, 1982. Very Good 2LP ...
The record that forever put Prince on the map – a legendary set that took him from being an under-appreciated soul singer to a lasting pop music legend! Prince had been around for a few years before 1999 – but the double-length set was the first to really win over the masses to his ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
A bit smoother than early days, but still very nice and soulful – and did we expect any less from Stevie? The record's got a nicely flanged-out soul groove – with a style that kind of expands on the vocal and keyboard production of the early 70s, taking the groove towards a sound that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a small sticker on the back.)
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha Franklin's talents – the hard-edged soul singer who first flourished at Atlantic records in the late 60s, and the artist who was growing even more as a vocalist – really reaching out her wings to more sophisticated material! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green record club pressing with Broadway address. Cover has a split bottom seam and some wear.)
An excellent bit of spacey club grooves from the enigmatic Rinder & Lewis team! The record has a sweet jazzy vibe that's different than some of their other records – and which seems to share equal parts influence from Kraftwerk, Larry Mizell, and Tangerine Dream. Includes the great ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album