Vinyl? Check!

Vinyl? Check! #67 J. J. Johnson – Nickles and Dimes

Vinyl? Check! #67 J. J. Johnson – Nickles and Dimes

In 1957, JJ Johnson was “the most consistent winner of first place in Jazz polls throughout the world.” This is really incredible considering he was regarded as a master in …

Posted by DJRahdu in Vinyl? Check!, 0 comments
Vinyl? Check! #66: Smoke – Freedom of the Mind

Vinyl? Check! #66: Smoke – Freedom of the Mind

Compton California crew Smoke, later known as Black Smoke, were signed to both Chocolate City and Casablanca during their recording career. The first side of their debut album finds them …

Posted by DJRahdu in Daily Headlines, Vinyl? Check!, 0 comments
Vinyl? Check! #65: Ramsey Lewis – Only When I’m Dreaming

Vinyl? Check! #65: Ramsey Lewis – Only When I’m Dreaming

This album is dope to me for a number of reasons: It’s produced by legendary Cadet icon, Charles Stepney and features arrangements from Stepney as well as Birmingham, Alabama bassist …

Posted by DJRahdu in Vinyl? Check!, 0 comments
Vinyl? Check! #64: David Axelrod – Holy Thursday

Vinyl? Check! #64: David Axelrod – Holy Thursday


I came home and unwound by pulling out this album and lounging out to one of my favorite tunes, David Axelrod’s Holy Thursday. Coincidentally today is Thursday so I …

Posted by DJRahdu in Vinyl? Check!, 0 comments
Vinyl? Check! #62: Ramsey Lewis – Mother Nature’s Son

Vinyl? Check! #62: Ramsey Lewis – Mother Nature’s Son

I ran across this album with the tagline “Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Charles Stepney,” and I knew it was coming home with me. The project is a cover of …

Posted by DJRahdu in Daily Headlines, Vinyl? Check!, 2 comments
Vinyl? Check! #61:  Coke Escovedo – “Coke” (Album)

Vinyl? Check! #61: Coke Escovedo – “Coke” (Album)

This is a serious late pass post.  I stumbled across this album while quenching my thirst for some groovy classic funk. You know, the kinda funk that incites that face …

Posted by DJ Phaze in Daily Headlines, Rewind & Reminisce, Video, Vinyl? Check!, 0 comments
Vinyl? Check! #58: Weldon Irvine – I Love You

Vinyl? Check! #58: Weldon Irvine – I Love You

Two weeks ago I pulled out my Weldon Irvine albums and decided to share this Don Blackman written piece. With both Weldon and Blackman on keys and Don lending his …

Posted by DJRahdu in Daily Headlines, Vinyl? Check!, 0 comments
Vinyl? Check! #57: Lionel Hampton – But Beautiful

Vinyl? Check! #57: Lionel Hampton – But Beautiful

Still diggin through my Record Show haul and I ran across this aptly named Lionel Hampton gem from his 1959 Golden Vibes album. Perfect for awesome days like today when …

Posted by DJRahdu in Featured, Vinyl? Check!, 1 comment
Vinyl? Check! #56: Margie Joseph – Take Care of You

Vinyl? Check! #56: Margie Joseph – Take Care of You

I went to a record show this weekend and picked up some treats, amongst them this 1973 self titled album by Margie Joseph. Arranged and produced by Arif Mardin, with …

Posted by DJRahdu in Featured, Vinyl? Check!, 3 comments