Gil Mellé – The Andromeda Strain OST (1971)

Gil Mellé – The Andromeda Strain (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Original release 1971 KAPP Records 2017 Jackpot Records – Limited Edition RSD Vinyl rip in 24-bit/192kHz |  Web art + scans Genre: electronic / experimental | 1971 Jackpot Records ~ JPR-044 Dr. Vibes’ 12 Days of Christmas – Day 3 – Probably the eeriest soundtrack for any film that was not  technically in the horror genre, Gil Mellé really broke ground in electronic music on this soundtrack for this classic … Continue reading

Herbie Mann – Live at the Whisky A Go Go (1969)

Herbie Mann – Live at the Whisky A Go Go Vinyl rip in 24 bit 192 khz | Art at  300 dpi 1.22 GB 24-192 khz| 24 bit 96 khz – 611 MB | 211 MB 16-bit 44.1 khz Atlantic SD 1536 | Released 1969 | Soul-jazz / jazz-funk / fusion Dr. Vibes’ Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 2: I am not sure that anyone feels as passionately one way or another about Herbie Mann as they do about, … Continue reading

George Freeman – New Improved Funk (1974) (with Von Freeman)

George Freeman – New Improved Funk 1974 Groove Merchant GM 519 Vinyl rip in 24 bit 192 khz | Art at  300 dpi Soul Jazz –  Hard bop – Jazz 24-bit 192 khz – 1.55GB | 24 bit 96 khz – 902 MB | 238 MB 16-bit 44.1 khz 12 Days of Christmas – Day 1:  Except for the opening title track (all two minutes of it), this is a lot more of a straight soul-jazz album than the title … Continue reading

Kenny Burrell – Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Kenny Burrell – Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas 1966 Cadet Records LPS 779 This Reissue 2003 Verve Records / Cadet – EU Pressing A warm little record to shepherd you through the cold days of Yuletide and the malaise of piped-in holiday music.  It’s a statistical fact that most Christmas albums are crap.  They also have historically made up a mindbogglingly large proportion of record sales throughout the history of recorded music.  So, apply your analogy of choice – … Continue reading

Walter Wanderley Trio – Chegança (1966) (1971 reissue)

The Walter Wanderley Trio – Cheganca Original release 1966 on Verve 1971 Reissue MGM Records Series: MGM Latino Series – 10,010 MGS 610 Like many musicians looking for reprieve from the turmoil of mid-60s Brazil, keyboardist Walter Wanderley had left the country and settled in the United States.   He emigrated at the behest of Creed Taylor and made half a dozen albums for Verve. Most of them can be classed under ‘lounge’ or ‘exotica’ music, which has its own charms, … Continue reading

Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler – Gene & Jerry, One & One (1970)

Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler – Gene & Jerry, One & One Vinyl rip in 24 bit 96 khz | Art at  300 dpi Mercury Records SR 61330 | Released 1970 | Soul – Funk Here we have two masters of soul in a short collection of gems which, to my knowledge, has never been issued on CD.  I have featured the laid-back funk track “Sho’ Is Groovin’” on the radio and in one of my podcasts, but a person could … Continue reading