The first reissue anywhere of this fine sixties Detroit soul LP, treasured by the Northern Soul scene.
Deeply-felt soul from the twenty-two-year-old in 1972, following its own path from Stevie Wonder, with a personality and integrity which stay with you.
Detroit soul from the Lamont Dozier ABC milieu in 1974, with Dennis Coffey and Emil Richards amongst the players.
The Mingus trumpeter’s debut as a leader, for Argo in 1962. Brilliant rocking hard bop, with plenty of heart; superb playing.
Richard Evans and Charles Stepney arrangements across a range of soul idioms; and top-drawer harmonizing, Temptations-style. A rare album — sampled by A Tribe Called Quest!
Swinging, hip and soulful Chess session from 1963 — with that killer version of Baltimore Oriole to kick things off.
Impossible-to-find mid-seventies Polydor album, at last reissued. Cannonball Adderley-produced jazz-funk, generous with the breaks and deftly shaded by strings, featuring Ndugu, Joe Sample, Jerome Richardson.
Alternatively — Terry Callier Boys Tear Up Bacharach And David With Charles Stepney At The Desk And Phil Upchurch, The Chess Strings And The Pharoahs All On Fire. Great, showy soul music from 1972.
Eddie Harris’ bassist with an effects box and such guests as Lester Bowie and Phil Upchurch, vibeing it up like Charles Stepney, those Ramsey Lewis Cadets, or even early Earth, Wind And Fire.
Hipster Latin funk from early-70s San Francisco, somewhere between Chicano rock and blaxploitation — heavy on the wah-wah, percussion and keys, and with Lalo Schifrin guesting.
Groovy, funky and mellow electric keys — CTI style — with drummer Paul Humphreys doling out the breaks.