Shaun's Wishlist

This is your chance to vote for what features you want in yelp and gnome-doc-utils. The system is simple. You buy me a CD, and that counts as a vote toward whatever feature you specify. The more CDs you buy me, the more votes you get. This ain't no democracy.

This is just a prioritization system. You're not going to buy any extra time out of me. I have a job and a life, and I already put quite a lot of time into Gnome as it is. As an added disclaimer, note that certain things might just be so basic that I have to work on them. None of this guarantees that I'll work on your feature at the exclusion of everything else.

The list below is generated automatically from my wishlist on CDBaby. They don't provide much in the way of web services, so I generate this page myself using a bit of XSLT (thanks to Daniel for libxml2's HTML parser). I apologize for the crappy capitalization. That's just how CDBaby formats the wishlist.

Here's my address:

Shaun McCance
2003 S. Prospect
Champaign, IL
61820

Here are your feature choices:

The great thing about independant music is that there's so damn much of it. Weighing in a 391 CDs, here's my wishlist:

!TANG
oaktown ring

The Bay Area's fiercest indie-soul experience; "They prove their is abilities run wider and deeper than just the groove, as they incorporate pop, hip hop, jazz, Latin, ska, and whatever else they feel like spicing up the broth with."

3 LEG TORSO
astor in paris

Charming, elegant and daring modern chamber pop music. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and world music traditions, their second album "Astor in Paris" embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.

A BIRD OF PASSAGE
real as it feels

Journey further with the boys of Passage as they lay down that funky soul groove that's hard to resist.

ADATIS
amy douglas and the industry standard

Intensely funky, aggressively rhythmic ROCK, but with strong melodic sensibilities and strong hooks. A return back to soul based rock music.

ADRIAN
a moment shared

Voted "Best Romantic Compilation CD of the Year" by Tower Records. Over an hour of instrumental music. Wonderfully done - very intense, smooth and melodic.

ALESSA
alessa & mc

Salsa feel, latin pop, gypsy rumba, Afr-Peruvian/Brazilian are the roots of this album; Put on your dancing shoes.

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO
goodbye to romance: standards for a new generation

As featured in Downbeat (****1/2), Billboard, Jazziz, Guitar Player and more: High energy jazz versions of classic hard rock/metal tunes from the 70's and 80's by the likes of Kiss, Scorpions, Black Sabbath and more.

ALEX TORRES Y LOS REYES LATINOS
punto de vista

Hot New York City Salsa and Merengue complete with groving percussion, tasty vocals and blazing horns.

ALMA MELODIOSA
enchantment

Flamencadelic dance music- like Easy Listening Gypsy Kings with hints of r&b and Pop.

AMIR
rumba gitana

A unique blend of Spanish and Middle Eastern influences, featuring guitars, Flamenco styles and accompanied by violin, flute, bass and percussion.

ANDI HOFFMANN & B-GOES
living in the big wide world

I can't say enough good things about this album. Living in the Big Wide World is one of those rare albums where everything fits together into an eccentric (but cool) puzzle. Whether it's the wonderfully subtle instrumentation of the B-Goes, the multi-laye

ANDROMEDA
the reach

Andromeda's original music blends the flavors of americana, gypsy, tango and others. The members play with classical precision and the improvisational spirit of jazz

ANTHONY BLEA Y SU CHARANGA
virgen de la caridad

Fiery, driving salsa and charanga for dancing or listening

APT.14
welcome to apt.14

Rock n roll-positive energetic music, driven by funk, blues, motown, and reggae

ARNOLD JARVIS
the collection

Soulful dance/house music. A discography of slamming, unforgettable dance classics that have topped dance charts worldwide.

ATOMIC BROTHERS
initellibus: 7 steps to abstraction for the relentless burnout

R&dB made by fine burnouts infused with electronics, horns, love, chai tea, hope, energy and frustration.

AUGEAN STABLES
notes from aboveground

A sweet & tasty blend of pop, rock, heavy folk, loud guitars and wicked harmony creates a truly satisfying musical meal. Geek Rock lives.

AURA
kindred souls

World/Jazz/Flamenco

AVA
super girl

super earthy, sexy blend of old school funk, disco and soul with new-school flava.

AVATAR
the cosmic hand

World hiphop Funkjazz in the spirit of Galactic, Ulu, and James Brown

AVI BORTNICK
clean slate

Groovy, funky, rockin' guitar-centric music, with catchy melodies and inventive grooves by John Scofield rhythm guitarist Avi Bortnick.

AXé LATIN BAND
aires de sudamerica

With a base in Argentinian folk music, their music blends jazzy flavors, steamy Latin beats and a soft, sensuous intimacy. From bolero to reggae to mambo, they infuse energy into every song- even the slow ones.

BERNADETTE SEACREST AND HER YES MEN
no more music by the suckers

Smoky tangos, dark and turbulent waltzes, and sinister lullabies take their turns sparkling in the dim lounge light of this sordid, noir offering.

BERNARDO MONK
estacion buenos aires

Traditional Argentine Tango. Bernardo Monk has a unique style as a Tango saxophone player. His varied musical background and high level technique, combined with his knowledge of the traditional Tango streams, are the main elements for his innovative style

BERU'S ASH
beru's ash

Jam-based blues rock and roll- funk, roots,...space.

BETTER CHEMISTRY
undiscovered elements

Rock and Reggae combo style with a hint of funk, with or without the kegger, is great party music.

BHAVANI SHANKAR
pakhawaj beat

Bhavani Shankar was born into a distinguished musical family, beginning his study of pakhawaj and tabla at the tender age of eight. He has come to prominence in the west due to his work with John Mclaughlin and Shakti.

BIG BOOT DANCE
tich is god

Eclectic song based pop rock with a hint of blues angst and dance beats

BIG JIM SLADE
big jim slade

Harmony vocals, big guitars, and a movin' rhythm section.

BIG TASTY
feeding frenzy

Ballistic groovilistic genre bending mind warping dance causing psychedelic musical psychosis.

BIL JENKO
dead heat

a heavy dose of funk mixes it up with rock, jazz, reggae & latin, all coming down to the line in a dead heat.

BLACK CAT ORCHESTRA
black cat orchestra

Music from a Mitteleuropa of your dreams--a place where folk, classical, rock and klezmer collide in a stately dance, in a time that manages to be both now and then.

BLACK CAT ORCHESTRA
long shadows at noon

Music from a Mitteleuropa of your dreams--a place where folk, classical, rock and klezmer collide in a stately dance, in a time that manages to be both now and then.

BLACK CAT ORCHESTRA
mysteries explained

Music from a Mitteleuropa of your dreams--a place where folk, classical, rock and klezmer collide in a stately dance, in a time that manages to be both now and then.

BLACK TIE JAZZ
west we forget

Young jazz musicians show their stuff on this debut recording, which features a fresh blend of jazz, funk, and jam; fresh, funky, laid-back, and in-your-face all at the same time.

BLUE MARVIN
blue marvin

Soul infused rock; Stevie Wonder meets Blues Traveler. Pop groove with Hammond B3 added.

BLUE NECTAR BAND
tahoe blue

Fresh, energetic groove rock with jazz, blues, funk, and reggae influences - infectious jam band party music with a new twist. Get wet with the blazing cool "New Tahoe Sound".

BLUE ROOM
great to be alive

The group's sound is bluesy but stretches well beyond the 12-bar blues format to include R&B, jazz, rock, pop, country and jump blues influences

BLUE ROOM HERO
off the click

11 wall shakin'tracks of Reggae, Funk and unheard of Rock and Roll

BOBBY HARDEN
soul purpose

Known worldwide as "New York's Soul Man," BOBBY HARDEN is a 25-year music veteran with a sound described as James Brown meets Terence Trent D'Arby.

BOBBY SANABRIA
bobby sanabria & ¡quarteto aché!

Latin Jazz from a powerhouse quartet - from bebop to mambo to Trinidadian Soca

BOOGIEHAWG
something so strange

The Groove Revolution Has Begun

BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND
the highest good

On The Highest Good, BMBB serves up their irrepressible, deep-in-the-pocket grooves through a menu of tasty originals & off-the-wall covers of such artists as Led Zepplin & Roger & Zapp, all wrapped around the funky essence & improvisational spirit of the

BRASS ROOTS
purple cha cha heels

Mambo, Mambo, Mambo.. Two trombones and Latin percussion is the theme for this group. Sweet and dark, with killer grooves. The writing is brilliant and authentic... check it out.

BRECK ALAN
why can't i

This is Breck's version of an alt rock record. There are some very strong songs and performances on this cd. Turn it up loud..

BROTHERHOOD OF GROOVE
pocket full of funk

New Orleans based, Funky, Jazz, Fussion. Music for the body and the mind. Intrequite Funk.

BRYAN VARGAS & YA ESTA
afro latino soul

Afro Latino Soul Music from NYC. "imagine Jimi Hendrix jamming with the Buena Vista Social Club," NY Newsday

BUDDHA'S BELLY
the governator

Filthy grooves. Freakish songforms. Unabashed virtuosity.

BULLETS OF ORANGE
bullets of orange

The soaring drama of this band attacks you and enfolds you with it's missles of pure sonic energy, it's melodies of love and pain, and brings down the rock power from on high; from begining to end, a truly cathartic journey.

BUMP
bump live

frock; Detroit Funk Rock

BUSTAN ABRAHAM
bustan abraham

The most acclaimed & prominent Israeli world music ensemble, comprised of 8 Jews & Arab musicians and creates original instrumental music which combines elements of both Eastern & Western traditions.

BáN RARRA
con sabor al guaso

Music from Guantanamo Cuba with Haito/Cuban roots, including Son, Nengon, Changüi, Kiriba, Mambo and folkloric styles.

CAFE ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
le disque francais

Passionate, romantic, and powerful, this is the Gypsy-influenced music of the Parisian nightlife.

CAFE ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
live!

The repertoire of the French musette; valse, swing, tango, and Latin rhythms.

CALIMA
nuevo paraiso

Their music styles range from Flamenco Rumba to Brazilian Bossa Nova, and Traditional Greek to Persian touched with a Latin flavor.

CAMPER VAN CHADBOURNE
psychadelidoowop

Ultra-weirdness in the form of jazz and pop covers by the wacked-out master eugene chadbourbne with jonathan and victor from camper van beethoven

CARLA BOUVIER
all i need is you

An r&b experience where Celine and Aretha come together.

CARLA LAVERN
time to go (imagine dusty springfield meets macy gray: classic soul with modern production)

New soul and R&B pop with an update of the classic Motown style production. voice

CASOLANDO
iliana

Sultry latin - jazz. Fiery flamenco guitar and lush vocals.

CELIA
danger: live wire!

Swinging songwriting with a disco beat, played by a rock and roll band. Clever lyrics and lots of energy make DANGER: LIVE WIRE. hard not to LOVE.

CHARLIE WILLIAMS
chateau debris-venus has seen us

Put Muddy Waters, Gershwin, Django Reinhardt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a dash of Zappa in a microwave, then set it on HI and stand back...

CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES
ferociously stoned

A household name around Oregon, these boys kick off a snappy album of their distingished style of mutated rockabilly, ska, swing, bewitched horn lines, funk, punk, and anything that might be the slightest bit wacky and unconventional. Smart-ass rock.

CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES
kids on the street

a household name around oregon, these boys kick off a snappy album of their distingished style of mutated rockabilly, glam, ska, swing, bewitched horn lines, funk, punk, and anything that might be the slightest bit wacky and unconventional. Smart-ass rock

CHIC STREET MAN
everybody be yo'self

Acoustic sing-along fun for the entire family.

CHIC STREET MAN
guns away

Acoustic urban folk blues with a unique style all its own.

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
keep holding on

High energy world rock. Artists from 8 nations around the world form a unified sound mixing Latin, flamenco, Greek, Middle-Eastern and Rock sounds, rhythms and songwriting to create a totally new movement in popular music.

CHRIS BURTON JáCOME
pa'lante

An unforgettable Flamenco Guitar Album that brings new Passion, Power and Excitement to this incredible Spanish art. Perfect CD to drive to.

CHRISTINE HORN...THE R&B ALTERNATIVE
walk with me

Alternative R&B pop that spilleth over with soul, funk, and tell-it-like-it-is delivery; don't mess with this meeting of Sade and Alanis Morissette.

CHROMA
chroma

Listen to CHROMA and you could find yourself in a dreamy audio scape remeniscent of STEREO LAB or THE SEA AND CAKE a minute later be thrashing about like a horny wildebeast to grinding funk rhythms and wailing guitar and organ solos

CLARA BASSETT
mambo mania

Latin rythms, Cha-Cha, Merengues, Mambo, Salsa, Dance Aerobic Instructional DVD Video

CLARE FADER
the elephant's baby

Remarkable and original songs rooted in cabaret and vaudeville. A decadent, sexy circus that leaves the listener crying out for more. Brilliant lyrics. The arrangements are the work of a twisted genius.

CLARE FADER & THE VAUDEVILLAINS
seventh & trade

A dark and beautiful soundtrack to a pulp fiction novel that exists only in Clare Fader's mind.

CLARINET THING
agony pipes and misery sticks

Beth Custer's Clarinet Thing is a quintet of the Bay Area's clarinet improvising virtuosos including Ben Goldberg, Sheldon Brown, Peter Josheff, and Ralph Carney. They tear it up on originals and tunes by Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, John Carter and more.

DANCEREGINA
beat ballet

!DANCeReGINA! was formed in 1992 by Bobby R and Kaila Brasell, and are based in Dallas, Texas. !DANCeReGINA!'s music invokes seep house grooves, ambient textures, and soulful hooks combined with screaming guitars and infectious dance beats.

DANIEL BINELLI'S QUINTET
tango metropolis

An innovative tango show created by Daniel Binelli, Pilar Alvarez, and Claudio Hoffmann. This CD features Tangos, milongas and candombe. At its best.

DAVID CORREA AND CASCADA
incidents of travel

Spanish/Latin guitar ~ Rumba-Flamenco/Afro-Caribbean/Latin-folk/middle eastern. featuring: guitars, congas, bass, violin and the marimba from Central America

DAVID FIUCZYNSKI
black cherry acid lab

Punk-Funk-Rap-Jazz-Rock

DAVID FIUCZYNSKI
jazzpunk

David 'Fuze' Fiuczynski, monster guitarist of Screaming Headless Torsos, MeShell NdegeOcello, destroys and resurrects 'standards' with an All-Star Cast.

DAVID HAACK
triple

In his first studio release, David Haack shows that he is for real, and he is not going away anytime soon. With a mix of pop, rock, hot A/C, blues and funk, he is guaranteed to impress. Check out something fresh and new in this artist. Also, check out

DAVID SHAW-PARKER
noucentisme

This is music to take you on holiday. Original Mediterranean Instrumental Guitar music both flamenco and steel string acoustic; your first love and your best holiday.

DEACON
can you hear me

An eclectic dream full of many styles varying from hard rock to funk/r&b to acoustic soul to jazz to the strange and beautiful. A recollection of childhood radio.

DEACON
life and love, volume 1

The fourth album from Deacon is a collection of hard rock songs about love, murder, drug addiction, and lies. This is an open wound infected with soul, tears and heartache.

DENNIS KOSTER
flamenco clasico

Concert solos for flamenco guitar. Dynamic, dramatic and energetic, while staying true to the traditions of the genre.

DEVIL DOLL
queen of pain

sex and sorrow. 40's style torch jazz meets punk rock. angry and sexy.

DISCIPLINE
push & profit

The first Discipline studio CD moves quickly from delicate to demented. Singer Matthew Parmenter establishes pretty melodies over lyrics about uncomfortable and, at times, disturbing subjects. Running Time: 56 minutes, 14 seconds.

DISCIPLINE
unfolded like staircase

Four sprawling epics, including the 22-minute "Into the Dream." Features vocals by Matthew Parmenter. Melodic. Narrative. Unclassifiable. Running Time: 64 minutes, 52 seconds.

DJANGO'S CADILLAC
django's cadillac

"Contemporary Vintage Inter-Continental Acoustic Swing"

DOCTOR POCKET
turn it around

What would happen if one were to combine the hard driving rock of Led Zeppelin, the grooves of Stevie Wonder, and the smoothness of Miles Davis? Some might say it would be Doctor Pocket.

DOCTOR POCKET
with great speed

Engagingly melodic and surprising, Doctor Pocket is a tight, explosive rock band full of the kind of artistry that has become increasingly rare.

DOUG MUNRO
big boss bossa nova

A slightly twisted take on the bossa nova and samba by guitarist/arranger Doug Munro, this recording features Javon Jackson, Ray Vega, Harvie S and Richie Morales.

DR ZOOT
live at swing city

Dance-oriented Swing that is very listenable also some latin numbers.

DR. THEOPOLIS
the playa ep

The companion disc to the debut Voice of the Future. Funk, hip hop and R&B like none other.

DR. THEOPOLIS
the voice of the future

The Dean of Pimp U. The CEO of the Playa' Corporation. We've got the finest assets in the nation.

E.M.GRUEVE
further from

A blend of rock, jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else you like bouncing around in your head.

ED JOHNSON
over that wave

A sophisticated blend of original contemporary smooth jazz, laced with pop, R&B, Brazilian and other South American and Afro-Cuban elements, with special emphasis on harmony vocal and horn arrangements.

EDGARDO & CANDELA
madre rumba, padre son.

The Masters of Latin Rhythms from the San Francisco/Bay Area bring you their Original Salsa, Merengue, Bolero and Timba danceable grooves.

EPIGENE
one bright sign

Modern pop/rock with the elements of 70's pop & R&B. The kinetic energy of new wave and the guitar dynamics of Brit pop.

EVA
never give up

An awesome mix of dance and latin dance, when you need to get up off your bottom and dance.

EVA
the album - limited edition

Fusion of contemporary R&B and dance grooves, strong vocals and deep lyrics, now available for downloading from any music internet site.

FARHAD ZAMANI
beloved brother

This is tasty Flamenco Album,by a New guitarist FARHAD ZAMANI solo guitar with persian background music make this lovely album,if you Listen to the first track (Persa Flamenca)you will get what am i talking about.(Flamenco salad with persian Souse).

FE
estivate

Steel Drum fronted jam band showcasing a variety of high energy grooves from Funk to Calypso, Samba to Mambo.

FIGLI DI MADRE IGNOTA
tamboo tamboo

Danceful songs for dreamers, melodies and rhythms invented in a pickyless way, just like hunting mariposas. Have fun and make people having fun with simplicity. a small world, a machine to remember without moving from the present.

FIUCZYNSKI'S HEADLESS TORSOS
amandala

A melange of ambient textural improvisations, funk-rock jazz, metal, dub and drum&bass topped with Fuze's unique writing, extraordinary soundscapes and passionate, fiery soloing.

FLAMENCO SIN FRONTERAS
sevilla

Featuring major international flamenco artists, this stunning recording from the flamenco supergroup Sin Fronteras, captures the deepest roots of flamenco music and singing tradition alongside hauntingly beautiful cello and bandoneon lines.

FLAT EARTH
insomnia

Flat Earth rocks the casbah, nay, the free world, with pollution-free, environmentally-friendly, unbleached audio perfection. There's nothing more to say. That's just the way it is. You like Phish, Oysterhead, Primus, The Police, or any good rock music?

FLAVOR
genuine ep

FLAVOR is pop sensability in a rock and roll package laced with funky hooks and soulful melodies.

FLAVOR
red

Rock and Roll laced with Latin and Jazzy rhythms and melodies

FLIPRON
fancy blues and rustique novelties

Imagine a man in a pink suit sitting on a box, spluttering Neo-Dickensian rants about being chased by pensioners as he plays a cheap accordian to a band that sound like the The Bad Seeds playing The Jungle Book

FOXY MOON BABY
the out of blue

Jam-Band

FREDERIC YONNET
blowing your mind in every key of the harp

One of a handful of musicians to successfully demonstrate the harmonica's versatility as a lead instrument in contemporary jazz. "Mind blowing," is a common response after listening to his sampler cd.

FRYDADDY
mermaid's daughter

Flows with rhythmic grooves, powerful vocals, creative originals, and spirit.

FULL FEATURE
one for your health

Ranging from rock to reggae, hip-hop to pop and back again, Full Feature routinely combines several elements to ensure an energetic and memorable sound; a simple formula of rockin' melodic hooks plus boundless live energy equals an "ass-shakin'" musical e

FUNKADESI
it's about time

Indo-Afro-Caribbean rhythms and sounds spiced up with sultry Indian vocals and a thumping Reggae vibe. From the Tabla to Congas, the Dhol to Djembes, the Sitar to Guitars, and Calypso to Bhangra, Funkadesi's music can best be described as 'Global Soul'.

FUNKIPHINO
lovin' life

Funk, Groove and Disco glory

FUNKMASTERS
find the groove

Jab'o Starks and Clyde Stubblefield are the two funkiest men alive and the ORIGINAL FUNKY DRUMMERS from James Brown band in the mid sixties and seventies performing with their band what they made famous.

GANGLY MOOSE
all access

Wicked Hot Jamolicious Cabin Rock from the Sub-Arctic.

GARAJ MAHAL
live vol 1

Jazz/Jam/Fusion supergroup featuring Fareed Haque on guitars, Kai Eckhardt on bass, Alan Hertz on drums, and Eric Levy on Keys. Recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco CA on August 23, 2002 with special guest Zakir Hussain on Tablas.

GARAJ MAHAL
live vol 2

Jazz/Jam/Fusion supergroup featuring Fareed Haque on guitars, Kai Eckhardt on bass, Alan Hertz on drums, and Eric Levy on Keys.

GARAJ MAHAL
live vol 3

These days, when it comes to bands that groove - real deal, rich texture, bass heavy, beat driven, ass shaking groove - there are pretenders and there are contenders, and Garaj Mahal has earned the heavyweight belt. -Glide Magazine

GARCIA Y REYNA
baile del sol

Great Rumba Flamenca and other Latin Rhythmic styles played instrumentally on two guitars, bass, percussion, and saxophone. Great high energy as well as thoughtful mood music.

GARRIN BENFIELD BAND
august live

Freestyle Acoustic Rock

GEOFF PEARLMAN
anything at all

Former Shelby Lynne guitarist Geoff Pearlman has put together a stunning solo debut with Anything at All. Drawing on gorgeous pop melodies a la Neil Finn or David Gray and peppering them with huge guitars and sharp hooks. -Performing Songwriter, Sept/Oct

GEOFFREY WELCHMAN
comfort noise

Folk-rocky blues from the award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist, based in Baltimore

GERARDO NúñEZ
calima

Technically astonishing, soulfully innovative record by Nuevo Flamenco guitarist and composer

GIFRANTS
twoubadou sèk

Voodoo and Creole Jazz--a blend of Haitian music, Brazilian music and Jazz. Echoes of Djavan, Milton Nascimiento, and Caetano Veloso.

GOR MKHITARIAN
yeraz

An impassioned and beautiful Armenian acoustic album featuring a banjo, two guitars, dumbeg, and vox. Authentic and accessible New Armenian Folk Music. "Brilliant record...one of the best I've ever heard."- CD Baby President.

GRAN TORINO
gran torino one

High energy rock and soul featuring an electrifying 4-piece horn section.

GRAN TORINO
gran torino two

High energy Rock'n'Soul with an electrifying 4-piece horn section.

GREG RIBOT
cumbia y mas

A unique blend of Latin & North American grooves, including Cumbia, Rumba, Afoxe and more, by composer Greg Ribot.

GREYHOUNDS
liberty

East Texas Funk, Soul, Groove

GROOVE-TUBE
plugged in

Funk based with influences of rock, jazz, blues

GROOVESTONE
groovestone

Hard groovin funky rock, mixed with soulful singing and smooth raps.

GROOVULOUS GLOVE
fortune cookie

six-piece acid funk/jam rock band from Madison WI that focuses on live improvisation.

GRUPO CARIBE
ritmo nativo

Mambo Cha Cha Cha and Guarachas for dancers and listeners.

GRUPO CARIBE
son de melaza

Hot and Swinging Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Guaracha, Guaguanco, Bomba, Bolero and Latin Jazz.

GRUPO LATIN VIBE
mambo city

Salsa and latin jazz featuring brilliant jazz vibes.

GUY MALONE
orbs north

Guy Malone blends rock, jazz and improvisational jam to paint a mural of chordal orgasm.

H PISCES
the attraction of innocence

Alternative UK rock on the pop tip with a twist acquired from Los Angeles.

HALFBRASS
come on down.

Get your fix of some funky New Orleans second-line brass. If you ain't movin', you must be dead.

HARVIE S
texas rumba

Sophisticated "New York style" Latin Jazz in instrumental sextet format

IGNORANT MOB
ignorant mob

Instrumental reggae grooves from the far north.

IMPERIAL STAR PROJECT
i.s.p 1

FUNK ROCK JAM,CHAOS JAM ROCK'N ROLL

IMPERIAL STAR PROJECT
live in tokyo

Jam-oriented, improvisational funk rock chaos with hard blues, jazz elements.

INCENDIO FEATURING JIM STUBBLEFIELD
misterioso

The music of Incendio is not solely flamenco, classical, Middle-Eastern, Celtic, jazz, rock, trance or pop, but an amalgamation of all of the above.

INDECISION
live at the chameleon club

A live recording from a sold-out performance at The Chameleon Club in Atlanta, GA on May 18, 1996. This CD is over 68 minutes and demonstrates Indecision's complex blend of jazz, blues, and extended instrumental jams - a musician's band.

INDECISION
ponder yonder

A unique blend of jazz, blues, country and extended rock jams. This CD is Indecision's second project and was recorded by Jim Ebert at Cue Recording Studios - a must have for any audio file.

INDECISION
reservoir

This complex album is difficult to describe; it's Dave Brubeck meets Steely Dan with a touch of Lyle Lovett and New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

INTERCHEMISTRY
are we there yet?

A hot-pot of funk, soul, pop, disco and R&B that will keep you guessing what comes next. Full of surprises

INUENDO
it's time

INUENDO is a three-piece Funk, Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, Alternative band.

JACK BRASS BAND
happy hour

New Orleans style street brass - bringing Mardi Gras to you - all year long.

JACKTOWN
jacktown

Funky, Dynamic, Thought Provoking Rock with crystal clear production, intelligent lyrics, and infectious grooves.

JAKE INCAO
get what you came for

Acoustic Singer/Songwriter with a great Rock/Blues/Funk/Pop Band. A voice like Bono,Chris Robinson, and Dave Matthews. Lots of Heart, Soul, and Passion

JAKE LA BOTZ
original soundtrack to my nightmare

chicago prison blues.

JAMES COHEN
heart of velcro

Slide into your favorite Paris Cafe blend with James Cohen's newest release featuring a hypnotic swirl of flamenco, jazz, blues and world fusion.

JAMIE JANOVER
now, center of time

From rhythmically expressive tapestries of sound to contemplative trance grooves, these solo hammered dulcimer compositions fuse an improvisational jazz sensibility with classical, new age, jam - groove and world music influences.

JAMIE JANOVER & MICHAEL MASLEY
all strings considered

Symbiotic musical conversations between two hammered dulcimer masters, utilizing, among other things, Masley's invention called bowhammers, "All Strings Considered" reaches far into uncharted realms of the timbral universe."

JANAH
world that surrounds you

Totally unique, totally original rock songs with pop hooks, amazing drumming, spiritual, positive lyrics and a heavy world music flavor.

JANUBIA
mother tongue

"Mother Tongue" is World music from another world. Janubia sings in her own language yet somehow the songs strike a resonant chord of familiarity.

JASON YUDOFF
smoke sex water

Infectious grooves, tasty solos, and great songwriting mark this dynamic debut album from NYC keyboard virtuoso..."his percussive style blends funk, rock, jazz, and blues with gut-wrenching vocals and soulful harmonies to create a truly original vein..."

JAZZ FARMERS
bumpercropofunk

A special blend of Funk, Jazz, Dance and Trance. Hammond Organ driven hypnotic grooves and flavorful horn lines.

JEB HOLMES BAND
jeb holmes band

JAMALAMAFUNKABLUESALICIOUS. 15 year old Jeb Holmes is a slide guru and plays with an emotional connection most guitarists will never attain. Special guest Melissa Reaves could be the missing love child of Wilson Pickett and Janis Joplin.

JEREMY KITTEL
roaming

Incredible young fiddler roams through musical genres, from Scottish, Irish & Cape Breton to newgrass, funk, jazz and contemporary classical, in an amazing and cohesive hour of music; with guitar, bass, bodhran & piano.

JIM BIANCO
well within reason

Presented with the urgency of a firecracker, hear the heartwarming collision of melody, emotion, imagination and wit.

JIVESTONE
jivestone

This ep expands on all the root elements of soul and groove funk, with just a hint of spookiness... as if herbie hancock himself had taken the mystery machine for a spin around 1976 motown.

JOE CANO & TOM CONWAY
acoustico

Latin/World Instrumental Music; mix of Rumba, Gypsy and Spanish Classical.

JOE FERRY
big ska

Joe Ferry, who has produced for the legendary Skatalites (as well as other notable performers), has given us a real treat here with ten nicely varied tracks lovingly recorded for the true ska connoisseur.

JORGE DEL PINO
equinoccio line

Latin Jazz, Rumba Flamenca, Bossa Nova

JOYRIDE CHARLIE
ventures

With their eclectic new CD, Ventures, Joyride Charlie exhibits their unique approach to songwriting and group improvisation.

JUSTICE SYSTEM
sounds of the rooftop

Rooftop Soundcheck was the group's debut album in 1994. It wasn't the first Hip Hop record to use live instruments, but it was the first Hip Hop record where all you got was live, original music. No Samples, No Drum Machines, No Loops. Justice System a

K.R.O.
takin' it back!

Pimped-out ultrabooty hip-hop for profilin. True FUNK with guitars, bass, horns and keyboards, just like the funk James Brown and Bootsy used to make.

KAVA KAVA
maui

'space funk' - a turbo charged live club act from the UK with distinctive soulful vocals, guitars, brass, electronica and beats.... "should be on every funk and disco playlist, period." says DJ Magazine. INDEED. Spins on over 300 college radio stations...

KELLY BELL BAND
ain't like it used to be

Described as "phat blues music," a combination of the blues, rock, and New Orleans style funk and jazz that makes your booty groove.

KELLY BELL BAND
phat blues music

a funky combination of blues and rock - with some great special guests. voted Best Blues Band 4 years in a row.

KENLI MATTUS
blue dot

Alternative Zen-Soul. Fuse 80's Prince with Jeff Buckley.

KING KORA
bundung

The unique Afro-Swiss Griot Orchestra channels on their second CD the experiences of their adventurous tour through Senegal and the Gambia. They mix filigree and proud kora playing with straightforward, swinging rhythms, with intricate mbalax

KITKA
wintersongs

Eastern European Choral folk

KIVA
pulse

Heal and howl to upbeat otherworldly worldbeat combining rhythms from many cultures (Latin, East Indian, African, Cajun, Klezmer, Caribbean) and layers of vocal textures, including harmonic overtoning.

KWEEJEEBO
blu lou stu

Referred to as the hip electro-groove ensemble, this six piece groove and funk band comes from the beat city of Lowell, MA. Their catchy horn lines, powerful rhythm section, and heavy dance grooves can finally be heard on this, their debut album.

KYLE TUCKER BAND
shakespeare as myself

A real Americana, powerful, "Roots" rock drawing comparisons with the Counting Crows and John Mellencamp.

LAST CARAVAN
last caravan

"Original American Gypsy Music"-Rich, edgy and passionate with soulful melodies and sensual rythyms. Take Last Caravan Home Tonight.

LATIN SOUL PROJECT
we should have danced all night

Mix of Salsa and R&B flavor including: Mambo, Samba, bolero and funk.

LAURA FREEMAN
laura freeman's greatest hits from her 20's and 30's

Jazzy Texas Sass-elements of torch songs, cowgirl twang, jazz and blues

LAZLO BANE
all the time in the world

"A consistently compelling and diverse album of superpop." - RollingStone.com

LEE BOICE
sacred spaces

Sacred Spaces Breaking new ground in world fusion music A blend of Indian classical and contemporary music Guitarist/Composer Lee Boice Meditative * Ethereal * Tribal

LEFT UNDONE
the uptown soultel

Soulful rock straight out of the 70's, with a taste for the new millennium

LENI STERN
ice cold water...$1

Funk Rock enriched with blues, jazz and pop and her reputable, full-bodied vocals.

LES SANS CULOTTES
faux realism

They all virtually eat, sleep and breathe the Left Bank, making kitschy retro Franco-pop. They regularly sell out dates in NYC, where downtown hipsters think they're the cat's meow.

LESLEY SPENCER & THE LATIN CHAMBER POP ENSEMBLE
the best of times

This composer/pianist combines her highly melodic piano compositions with the rich flavors and textures of the Latin Chamber Pop Ensemble featuring internationally acclaimed guitarist Fareed Haque -producing music that is rhythmic and evocative.

LESLEY SPENCER - THE LATIN CHAMBER POP ENSEMBLE & ORCHESTRA
classical delight

With a fresh global twist, CLASSICAL DELIGHT melds classical, Latin, jazz and new age styles into contemporary classical masterpieces that are fresh and eclectic - and features internationally acclaimed guitarist Fareed Haque and many others.

LEVITT8
peaks

Jammy influenced jazz funk. Dance fusion grooves.

LIFE AFTER LIFTOFF
life after liftoff

With accessible pop melodies, funky, percussive guitar, dramatic lead and harmony vocals, and soul-dripping saxophone Life After Liftoff has cultivated an engaging, emotionally driven style that will draw you closer with every listen.

LIFE AFTER LIFTOFF
paper moon

Deemed by some as "indie funk" or "pop fusion," LAL plays a soulful mix of energy-charged funk and rock music.

LITTLE HERCULES
little hercules

"Sonic crusaders on the frontiers of timeless hard driving Funk Rock. This CD contains guest artists: Leo Nocentelli (the Meters), June Yamagishi (Papa Grows Funk), Ron Haynes (Ohio Players), Mars Williams (Liquid Soul), Johnny Showtime (Liquid Soul)..

LIZ BERLIN
liz berlin - live

As a classical composition evokes emotion and controls its audiences, so does Liz command the stage. Capture her brilliant live voice in this dynamic collection of songs

LOCO MACHEEN
pork disco

From the heart of Kansas Loco Macheen brings interesting arrangments, rockin harmonica, and a style that is a hoobalation for the ears.

LONEHAWK
get a load of now

An excellent throwback to the '70s New York rock band, complete with a great sense of humor, and fine musical sensibilities. -Andrew Aber, The Village Voice

LOS PIES NEGROS
detras de ese disfraz

Latin Ska from Puerto Rico (like Two Tone Era Style) combined with Caribbean rhythms, jazz, reggae, and many others. This new CD shows the new ERA of the band. All the lyrics have different type of messages for different kind of people.

LOTUS
germination

organic ambient trance funk

LUBRIPHONIC
lubriphonic

Groovy, organic, funky, rock music-- like if Dave Navarro and Donald Fagen formed a jam-band with the Roots.

LUCAS PICKFORD
blown fuse

Jazz, funk, fusion; along (but not coloring within) the lines of Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, and Jaco Pastorius.

MACHINERY HILL
power take off

cross cultural world folk klezmer polka ska or klezka with hints of spaghetti western halloween

MACHINERY HILL
sedan town

A Diverse & dizzying mix of Folk, Rock, Celtic, Klezmer, Ska & Lyrical Wizardry.

MACHINERY HILL
whole wide world

cross cultural world folk that travels from east to west to the birthday party in your backyard

MAMA DIGDOWN'S BRASS BAND
delicious- live at the king club

New Orleans street brass band with a world famous trombone section.

MAMBO
mambo

Mambo - Instrumental Latin music, pulsing with the flavor of spanish flamenco, Caribbean calypso, even a flourish of Brazillian tango. This album goes perfect with a pina-colada, hand-delivered to your chair on your private beach....

MAMBO SURFERS
twelve tales from

World Rhythm Jazz Folk.

MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND
marchfourth marching band

This 30-person band is a high-energy, eclectic and mobile unit of good times, playing a Fellini-esque mix of originals and classic Mardi Gras mayhem, afro beat, Mexican hustle, sultry samba, big band, and gypsy folk with booty-shaking beats, driving bass,

MARIO FLORES
cocinando

The group delivers rhythmically vibrant soundscapes in the tradition of Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Chano Pozo, Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo. The casual listener and latin jazz afficionados agree that the group is pure entertainment.

MARK ETHERTON
nchanted

Mark Etherton's debut Nchanted is an entirely original classical Spanish and world influenced album. It revolves around the highly versatile and beautiful sound of the classical spanish guitar, which is accompanied by a wide variety of live percussion

MAURICE BROWN
hip to bop

"Hip to Bop is an appropriate title for a cd that employs background riffs, wide intervals in the melody, a trumpet solo with a wah wah pedal all combined to connect the modern idiom to the BeBop tradition." - Ellis Marsalis

MEET THE HEAD
el kindergarten nino

Neo-funkabilly get-a-grip-hop harmonies by way of pop/rock jangle.

MELISSA RAPP
sweet revenge

Soulful acoustic rock reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan but with added edge. "Sweet magic" -ExoDuster.com

MERCY LADY DAY
society

A mix of R&B, funk rock, blues and jazz. Their influences come from Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix and Prince. (Though they can sound like the funk side of Lenny Kravitz.)

METEORITE
meteorite

The debut release from the tightest, sharpest quartet in the Southeast (USA). Serious grooves (think Meters, MMW, Weather Report, Galactic) paired with skillful songwriting/singing. Really.

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER/ ISLE OF KLEZBOS
mosaic persuasion

Savory mix of rollicking and yearning tunes, a panorama of irreverent tradition, including klezmer's Balkan & Turkish links, 21st-century Yiddish swing & tango, wild dances, folk & love songs, all by fantastically versatile players: "great spirit and wit"

MICHAEL ANDREW & SWINGERHEAD
destination moon

Cha Cha's, Mambo's Ballads and Swingers from the 40's 50's and 60's.

MICHAEL BLISS
welcome to your world

All the soul we had before, and just a little bit more

MICHAEL BLISS BAND
sit and watch it spin

Four exceptional musicians come together to form a fiery blend of adrenaline-charged funk-rock, infectious groove, and old-school soul.

MICHAEL J. MILES
new century suite

Banjoist and composer Miles has collaborated with some of the world's best musicians here-- Bela Fleck; jazz singer Jackie Allen; plus alto flute, piano and more. This is the banjo as you never imagined possible.

MIKE LEFEBVRE
nazca

An exciting Flamenco Rumba Latin band.

MIKE MARSHALL & CHORO FAMOSO
mike marshall & choro famoso

Brazilian choro from a mandolin master. A fresh album that dances off the player.

MIKE MARSHALL AND JOVINO SANTOS NETO
serenata

The ballad compostions of Hermeto Pascoal as duets on mandolin and piano

MINGO FISHTRAP
ep 2

New Orleans inspired urban/pop/R&b/Soul meets a real funk jam band with kickin' horns.

MINGO FISHTRAP
succotash

Original funky new orleans beats with four horns guaranteed to make you shake it, and give you an unsolicited eargasm.

MIRAH & THE BLACK CAT ORCHESTRA
to all we stretch the open arm

The Black Cat Orchestra is a collection of musicians who sound right at home whether they're playing original soundtrack scores for silent films, forgotten Eastern European traditional dance numbers or 1960s pop country songs.

MODEREKO
solar ignitor

A unique band that values the unknown areas of improvisation as much as it does the construction of towering compositions.

MODERN GROOVE SYNDICATE
modern groove syndicate

36 minutes of original groove that'll move you body and soul. Entered in 45th Grammies for best pop instrumental performance ("Fryin' Eggs and Bacon") and best contemporary jazz album. 2003 Independent Music Awards finalist in Jazz. Hear MGS LIVE on XM72

MOE
instant live: aragon ballroom-chicago, il 11/1/03

High energy jams, authorized live recording, 3 Disc set.

MOE
instant live: cain's ballroom-tulsa, ok 10/10/03

High energy jams, authorized live recording, 3 Disc set.

MOE
instant live: electric factory-philadelphia, pa 12/30/03

High energy jams, authorized live recording, 3 Disc set.

MOE
instant live: the odeon-cleveland, oh 12/4/03

High energy jams, authorized live recording, 3 Disc set.

MOGADOR
gnawa all stars

Gnawa (or Gnaoua) fusion - world music from Morocco: acoustic traditional north african spiritual music mixed with groove and modern instruments. Gnawa music is a very ancient spiritual music played by brotherhoods of nomadic musicians.

MR. T-BONE
sees america

Ska ska ska, Italian sounds of traditional vocal and instrumental ska.

MUSHROOM
foxy music

A head swirling mix of fat organ, tribal drumming, wailing trumpet & sax, snake guitar & analog sounds.

MYSTIC WIP HUSTLER
first day on the job

Great tunes, super tight jams, and good times. A complete musical experience, baby. If you dig jam bands check these guys out, the word on the street is these guys have something new to offer.

NADAKA & THE BASAVARAJ BROTHERS
living colours

"An acoustic fusion of Indian Classical music with a contemporary feel"

NEIL JACOBS
american gypsy

A critically acclaimed mixture of amazing acoustic Gypsy, Gypsy Jazz, Balkan Folk, and a touch of Modern Classical music.

NETWERK
ELECTRIC: expression sessions

A Jazz fusion and space funk style that has been greeted by eager fans across the west coast. Increasingly hard to classify and constantly evolving, Netwerk: Electric continues to forge ahead with their unique sounds of tripped-out funk blend

NIKA GARCIA
bring it on

It jazz influnced, song driven lightly produced tastful pop music

NIKA GARCIA
el sueño divino

This is a modern cuban salsa record

NINA STOREY
nina storey

Singer/songwriter, Nina Storey from Boulder, Colorado, blends an eclectic sound of blues, rock, funk and pop with powerful lyrics, and a raw,soulful, yet intimate voice.

NOGA GROUP
santorini

Pulsating Greek and Turkish rhythms, Israeli pop, sinuous Arabic melodies, Latin beats, Armenian dance sounds -- all synthesized in a dynamic, improvisational style that recalls American jazz.

O.A.R.
the wanderer

a roots rock, island vibe feeling with an energy and passion that leaves dance floors shaking after every performance.

OKAPI GUITARS
blue kigara

African guitar pop.

OKAPI GUITARS
westie

Guitar and percussion driven afrobeat and mambo

OLD SCHOOL FREIGHT TRAIN
old school freight train

45th Grammy Entry for "Best Bluegrass Album." 2003 Independent Music Awards finalist. Original acoustic music -- jazz, bluegrass, newgrass, Latin, and Classical played with Bluegrass instrumentation.

ORFEóN SAN JUAN BAUTISTA
puerto rico a capella

This wonderful choral recording combines the exciting rhythms of salsa, rumba, plena and cha-cha-chá with upbeat a cappella jazz arrangements and an absolutely exquisite vocal sound. A must-have in your CD collection.

ORIXA
siembra

Orixa brings you "Siembra" ( ...To Plant, Planting Seeds), an electrifying combination of explosive vocals, rocking and soulful guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and commanding drum grooves.

ORQUESTA KALICHIN
comienza la rumba

Salsa brava music that will fill your ears with energy and "sabor".

P-BASS EXPRESSWAY
expressfunk

jazzfunk, discofunk, rawfunk and everyfunk in between...with a distinctive New Zealand flavour

PACO GATSBY
pachanga

Pachanga has Merengue, Cumbia, Rumba Flamenca, Cha-Cha, Rumba Disco, Blues and a Ballad all in one CD, a whole lot of "Latin" music.

PAT LONGO & HIS LATIN/JAZZ BIG BAND
extreme heat

For the discerning Big Band fan, a perfect wedding of sensational writing, inspired performances, awesome sound, exciting Latin rhythms, and blazing jazz solos.

PAUL CEBAR AND THE MILWAUKEEANS
such a much

Funk, R& B and soul with dance heavy doses of Cuban and African rhythms

PAUL KASPIAN
o.k.

Tender, expressive vocals with powerful acoustic guitar

PAUL LEMIRE
wherever you decide

"California, laidback, lyrically clever, feel good music that's both fun and introspective."

PAUL LIVINGSTONE
arohi

Paul Livingstone and Arohi are a dynamic ensemble blending Classical Indian, Brazilian and Middle Eastern disciplines with a Jazz sensibility, incorporating new & traditional instruments & authentic styles from over 10 differnt cultures.

PERPETUAL GROOVE
sweet oblivious antidote

Perpetual Groove has proven that they are more than just a killer live band with the release of "Sweet Oblivious Antidote." Combining thoughtful songwriting with mesmerizing instrumental expression

PHAT PHUNKTION
you and me

R&B/Urban/Hip-Hop/Funk. This band covers and masters so many styles they transcend genres and can only be viewed as universal.

PICADILLY CIRCUS
syzygy

"Original Groove Music" - It's original because it doesn't sound like the mass produced crap you hear on the radio every day, and it grooves because it has to.

PORTER
whiskey hill

Rock Music for the World Music enthusiast.

PRESTON REED
ladies night

A record exploding with Preston Reeds musical and guitaristic extreems, from Jazz to Rock to Funk to the most sensuous ballads, it's all here on this album along with three never before heard tracks from the origional sessions.

PUNSAPAYA
prepare to qualify

Winner of the 2004 Chicago Music Awards Rock Album of the Year Award

PURBAYAN CHATTERJEE
vibemaster

An exciting duet from the great young sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee (hailed by many as a player who will become one of the all time greats) and the fantastic Kumar Bose (who was Ravi Shankar's main accompanist through his most innovative work).

QUARTUS
so fine

Accoustic Rock meets Blues and Jazz fueled by creative lyrics with a solid groove.

RARE GEMS
rare gems greatest hits

A Soulful Blend of Old School Funk Laced With Disco and Rhythm & Blues

RAW DEAL
raw deal debut cd

An eclectic blend of original funk, New Orleans, blues and jazz, in a jam band setting.

RENATA
she walked with kings

Solid, swaying, swingin' and rockin' roots rock with a touch of Folk, a touch of Country and soaring male vocals that bring together sounds likened to Counting Crows, Hootie and Dave Matthews; original, acoustic rock for inspired listening.

RESPECTABLE GROOVE
mysterious barracudas

Be calm or be inspired as jazz, early music and world grooves dance together. A unique band of flauto dolce, harpsichord, double bass and percussion synthesise the rhythms of the universe.

REVEREND TOR BAND
2000 lives

New England Jam Masters, Reverend Tor Band Live.

REVEREND TOR BAND
whatever it takes

A daring exploration of grooves and grit.

REVISION
broken art

Revision is a high energy, funky jam band from Ithaca, New York, with plenty of jazz training and a common love for funk, soul, hip-hop and rock, which shines through in Broken Art.

REVISION
what it is

Funk, Soul, Rock n Roll....it's that simple.

RICHARD CHEESE
tuxicity

America's loudest lounge singer croons Vegas versions of rock, rap, and pop hits, swankified in that traditional swingin' style...18 kooky covers for lounge lovers.

RIVER
river

This 4-piece original band's music embodies their outlooks and interests: from deep and flowing textures, to sharp and funky grooves, to extended exploratory improvisations. River's music holds true to their namesake: ever-changing and evolving.

ROBERT DEBELLIS
parallax

A wide array of contemporary jazz compositions featuring multi-woodwindist Robert DeBellis, supported by some of New York's finest improvisers.

ROBIN PLUER WITH MRS.FUN
les chansons du crepuscule

French cabaret with a quirky, jazz twist. awesome.

ROMERO
pulse

Hot flamenco guitar meets pulsing modern grooves. An exploration of the essence of flamenco and world with contemporary style. Very hot indeed.

RON SUNSHINE
candy

Swinging jazz standards with vocals, 5 backed by a quintet and 5 by a big band, plus one new original Bossa Nova that will transport you directly to Rio in 1965.

RON SUNSHINE
soul drug

New classic funky soul music a la Al Green meets the Brand New Heavies with a kind of bluesy twist.

RON SUNSHINE & THE SMOKING SECTION
pick it up

Horn and harmonica-driven funk, soul and rockin' blues featuring Dr John, the P-Funk Horns

RON SUNSHINE AND FULL SWING
straight up!

Where blues and jazz meets early R&B and gospel forming the roots of rock n roll. Featuring duet with Madeleine Peyroux on "Lounging at the Waldorf."

RUMBANTELA
let's go to the rumba

The first album of Rumbantela, group formed by great artist of the Latin Jazz. A fiery, energetic album.

SAM'S HOUSE
live it up

8 SONGS ON MTV'S "CELEBRITY:UNDERCOVER" Fans of Jane's Addiction, RHCP,and Squeeze, will love this... A great record to put on at parties and start bouncing around. John Lennon Contest honors "Waiting on America". Check out our new 15-song CD "Overflow"

SAMBADA
new roots, novas raizes

Afro-BraziLatin SambaFunk Dance Music.

SATIVA GUMBO
we've only just begun

an eclectic blend of funk, southern rock, bluegrass, reggae, rhythm and blues, and follows the great tradition of jam bands in twisting and bending musical genres.

SCREAMING HEADLESS TORSOS
1995

"brilliantly blend(ing) jazz knowhow with a love for heavy riffs" -Musician Magazine

SEAN HAEFELI
natural hunger

Creative and adventourous, integrating jazz, soul, and experimental tendencies with superb musicianship . . .

SEGUENON KONE
seguenon afro beat

This CD has something for everyone with its traditional West African percussion tracks, jazz fusions, melodic vocals and balafon solos.

SEVENANDTWOFIVES
sickly wicket

Intricate rock with guitar driven jamming.

SHANGO ASHé
timba con sandunga

A testament to a deep devotion to the diverse rhythms and beautiful lyricism of Cuban music. There's funk, rumba, mozambique, afro and more, all wrapped up in some very sassy horn lines, rich, and resonant vocals.

SHEILA RAYE CHARLES
introducing sheila raye charles

The legend of Ray Charles continues through his daughter's music. Sheila Raye Charles brings her own flavor to well known songs and introduces you to her own abilities in her tribute to her dad.

SHUSMO
one

An intricate blend of Jazz, Middle Eastern music, Latin rhythm, and counterpoint, presented through powerful grooves

SIMPLE TREE
playing for petals

Simple Tree delivers breathy female vocals in a winding medley of organic, passionate sound with an eclectic soulful groove that sways in a jazzy direction.

SOAP
soap

Jam Band that combines classical, rock, blues, and jazz all into one and by using these influences Soap creates their own unique sound.

SOL LIBRE
blues of the urban gypsy

Smooth Latin Guitars laced with Urban / World Beats

SOL'JIBE
marinero

World acoustic rock served with violin and a picante latin spice.

SOULAR SLIDE
too tasty for color tv

Funk, jazz, and rock meshed together for an alchemy of great rugged and raw soulful southwest sounds.

SOUND INC
sound inc

A bunch of bored 15 year olds trying to craft a blend of sleazy funk, mind-expanding acid jazz, and even some more classic sounding jazz.

SPEAKASY
frumunda

Jamband Funk Rock Extravaganza.

SPEAKEASY
baking secrets

Jamband Funk Rock Extravaganza with appropriate sassiness.

STEPHEN FRANKE & NOISES FROM THE TOOLSHED
songs for a platinum blonde diner waitress

Your ears will hear well recorded progressive upbeat jazz and groove with some vocals, that has been described as: "..a thoroughly entertaining collection of original material that brings together elements of Latin, Cuban and Gypsy jazz"

STEREO AGENCY
escape plan

This 56-minute opus is centered around the oft-elusive art of genre-bridge-building. More to the point, it is the culmination of the efforts of a band of minstrels from eastern Pennsylvania to open a path of flight for drones caught in the feedback loop o

STEVE BLOOM
quinteto bloomdido

Instrumental Cuban Son, with a Jazz influence. Do you like to dance? Do you like instrumental music? This is for you..

STEVE CALAFATI
mediterra

Evocative, melodic and passionate music influenced by the sounds and culture of Spain.

STEVE LALLIER'S TUXEDO JUNCTION
tuxedo junction music sampler

Some great Big Band charts from swing to mambo- even the ole Pink Panther.

STINGSHARK
a.k.a. sting-fu

A funk heavy, dub infused musical mosaic consisting of soulful tropical rhythms, burning passionate grooves, and a get-down, positive party vibe.

STONE GROOVE
stone groove

"Reggae Rock Blend Masters". Funkalicious reggae vibe; creative lyrics; gritty blues harmonica.

SUITCASE PIMPS
love is grand (stereo sacd)

The debut masterpiece from the kings of Modern Melodic Rock. A top 5 finalist for "Album of the year" at the Indie Music Awards. A dark sonic journey that will leave you in awe. Tune in..turn on...drop dead.

SUPERNOVA
supernova

Electric and Acoustic Jazz String Quartet.

SUPERSAUCE
keep on keepin' on

Groovacious original FUNK and SOUL in the style of the Brand New Heavies and Incognito with sultry female vocals, burning horns, and in the pocket grooves.

SURINDER SANDHU
saurang orchestra

A stunning collage of Indian influenced Jazz and symphonic power, laced with Steve Vai solos - World/Jazz with Style.

SVäNG
sväng

A refreshing and uplifting new phenomenon in the genre of harmonica bands. The use of harmonica for Finnish folk music has got a totally new direction with sound of SVÄNG.

TABLA RASA
the view from here

An aggressive, acoustic, high-energy mix of rock, folk, and tribal music.

TALLER DE COMPáS DE ALMANJáYAR
cale calé

Cale Calé, meaning Gypsy Rhythms, is music rooted in traditional flamenco while also embracing the sounds of Africa, Rumba and American rap, working only with percussion and voice, celebrating the deep song of the Gypsies of Spain.

TEA LEAF GREEN
live at the independent

Live rock double CD from San Francisco.

TEA THE BAND
anfang

A classic rock experience w/bluegrass,folk, and crazy funk.

TEYE
el gitano punky

Solo flamenco guitar. (NOT "nouveau flamenco") Re-release of Teye's first solo album (1988) with bonustrack and videoclip. Very romantic and emotional.

TEYE
viva el flamenco

Flamenco - the real thing. This man has lived and performed with the Gypsies from Spain. This is neither "old" style, nor "nouveau flamenco". A fiery album, wonderfully recorded and produced. Teye: Austin's Paco de Lucia.

THADDEUS HOGARTH
when the sun goes down

An organic blend of funky soulful tunes with a heavy 70's influence, laced with Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, wah-wah guitar and chromatic harmonica in the tradition of little Stevie Wonder.

THE BAND THAT SAVED THE WORLD
changes

A colorful blend of soulful grooves, party beats, catchy melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics.

THE BAND THAT SAVED THE WORLD
struggle to chill

Stuggle to Chill is The Band That Saved The World's debut album, featuring an eclectic mix of rock, funk, soul, and soup.

THE BIG PILL
end of an era

Welcome to your new addiction. This eight piece group from Pasadena, Ca. has a unique sound that has elements of the big horn funk bands of the 70's, the attitude of the early days of hip-hop and the drive of your favorive rock band.

THE BLADE CO.
the journey...

High energy Hip-Hop/R&B original songs from this nine piece band with great vocals harmonies & a blazing powerhouse horn-section. Ain't nothing out there like this.

THE CARNIVALEROS
step right up!

Tex-Mex, circus music, Zydeco, traditional Western, spy themes, Eastern European motifs

THE COMBUSTION COLLECTIVE
slick

All improv Jazz and Funk grooves. "The Combustion Collective [couples]Dennis Coffey's disco-funk classic "Scorpio" with the sinuous twists and turns of Miles Davis' music circa Big Fun. " -Chris DeLaurenti, The Stranger

THE DALTON GANG
just for tonight

A 10 piece jazz band with horns and Latin percussion.

THE DALTON GANG
miami shadows

A 10 piece band playing jazz, funk, and latin flavored original material.

THE DALTON GANG
rhythms

A 10 piece band with latin percussion, jazzy horns, and funky rhythm. Fun and entertaining.

THE DELEGATES
delegatin'

Blues,40's R&B, and Rockabilly with horns.This record really rocks, high energy.

THE GRIFT
life beyond aluminum

Futuristic funk-rock with singer song-writer sensibilities

THE GYPSY HOMBRES
nouveau

"Hot Swing" has never sounded so fresh, especially when it's all-original.

THE HARMONY THEORY
the harmony theory

Mixing organic instrumentation over multiple genres makes this band a favorite for musicians. "Most of their fans are from other bands." An easy touch makes this band accessible to the casual listener as well.

THE HOWLAND/IMBODEN PROJECT
the howland/imboden project

An all instrumental jazz/rock/fusion project with a strong emphasis on songs, featuring current members of the band Chicago: Keith Howland on guitar and Tris Imboden on drums.

THE KELLY PROJECT
the kelly project

Haunting melodies, great lyrics and amazing vocals, fused into different styles such as Funk, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Latin, Caribbean, World Beat and played with intense passion.

THE MAD MAGGIES
crazed and enthused

Accordion-laced, horn-filled, guitar-rich, danceable tunes for those who like their music world-inspired and with a tad of trad.

THE MAZMANIANS
it's the mazmanians

This highly acclaimed fiddling family from San Francisco presents lively and soulful performances of Armenian, Spanish, Gypsy, and Latin American classics.

THE MCKRELLS
this past year

Kick ass bluegrass with a Celtic soul that will carry you into the next century.

THE MEL-TONES
surf sensation (33 songs from nickelodeon's spongebob squarepants - greatest value of any cd!)

Instrumental surf guitar with a twang. Many of these songs are heard in hit TV series SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon), the Chris Isaak Show and the Disney film "My Favorite Martian".

THE MOLEHILL ORKESTRAH
tu anima mundi

Sensual and refined to chaotic and frenzied...dance 'till you sweat, kiss your mama, or cry. Gypsy, Klezmer, Mediterranean, and more; this eight piece ensemble tears it up and puts it back together again.

THE MOTET
live

Americubafrican music. "Rootsy and steeped in African rythmns and groovalicious funk, The Motet's music is sure to infect you." --Michael Henningsen, The Alibi-Albuquerque NM.

THE MOTET
music for life

Their trademark blend of Afro-Beat, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Funk, and Jazz traditions explodes from this new release, throwing out genre inhibitions and defying categorization.

THE RECIPE
all you can eat

Porch music for party people. A bit of bluegrass, a dash of rock, spicy live jams, and tasty songwriting and vocals = The Recipe for fun.

THE SCREAMIN' CHEETAH WHEELIES
live vol 1 & 2

rock & soul - performed live!

THE SHANGHAI WOOLIES
jungle nights

Hot Jazz is back... and it's mad as Hell.

THE SHANTY BAND
this old shack

A homegrown band with a wide variety of influences including piano rock, latin, bluegrass. Blending the old soul of Motown with a modern approach to jamming and improvisation, along with a refined helping of straight ahead blues.

THE SOUNDMEN
pleasure in the mess

An upbeat jazz/funk group from Atlanta, GA. Their original compositions blend soulful, bluesy vocals along with hypnotic funk grooves. Other tracks are instumental arrangements ranging in styles from latin to traditional jazz.

THE SPIKE BAND
the nitty gritty

We want to find a balanced middle-ground between styles the way great artists like Traffic, The Police, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles did.

THE TOASTERS
don't let the bastards grind you down

Deep dark ska late 90s US style

THE TOMMY FLOWERS
the game

"Emotionally charged" Acoustic Alternate Rock out of Sydney, Australia.

THE UNPRONOUNCEABLE
elementary physics (remastered version)

Part jazz, part rock, part blues, part convulsive moodswing, the unpronounceable's 4-man 6-piece takes complications and makes them sound good. Giving old fogies and young scallywags something to talk about since 1994.

THE UNPRONOUNCEABLE
live at binghamton

Part jazz, part rock, part blues, part convulsive moodswing, the unpronounceable's 4-man 6-piece takes complications and makes them sound good.

THE UNPRONOUNCEABLE
simultaneous organisms

A thought-provoking debut album with a mesmerizing blend of captivating lyrics and unexpected melodies.

THE ZEN TRICKSTERS
shaking off the weirdness

In Shaking Off the Weirdness The Zen Tricksters explore their penchant for acoustic music with 10 tracks that blur the line between rock, bluegrass, blues, folk, and psychedelia. The album features 10 original songs including new titles such as High Horse

THOMAS MAPFUMO AND THE BLACKS UNLIMITED
chimurenga explosion

Winner of the 2001 AFIM Indie Award for Contemporary World Music...

THOMAS MAPFUMO AND THE BLACKS UNLIMITED
chimurenga rebel/manhungetunge

This DOUBLE CD documents two years (2001 -2002) of recording. The songs on Chimurenga Rebel were banned in Zimbabwe in 2002.

THOMAS MAPFUMO AND THE BLACKS UNLIMITED/WADADA LEO SMITH
dreams and secrets

Voted one of the Best CDs of 2001 in the following publications JazzIz Magazine, #7 Best World Music CDs The Beat Magazine. #74 on Village Voice's Dean's List of 2001 #50 on WYSO, Ohio NPR #92 on the World Music Charts of Europe #18

TIERRA NEGRA
para ti - flamenco nuevo

Fiery flamenco nuevo, hypnotizing ballads and beautiful melodies played by guitar virtuosos.

TIM MCDONALD
tim mcdonald

Definitive Jazz Trio directed by virtuoso pianist Tim McDonald, Drummer and Percussionist Leon Alexander who performs with Ellis Marsalis, and Terry Burrell, Bassist with Jae Sinnett. This collection of Salsa and Jazz will rejuvinate your spirit.

TOM FOX
midnight rain

".....This CD features 11 Adult contemporary grooves, with stylish soul, pop, rnb, disco, smooth jazz and acid jazz influences. Individual music style with an acoustic flair crowned by passionate and soulful vocals straight out of Motown....." - THE VIBE

TONY KHALIFE
fish out of sea

Sampler of world rock music with an interveaving of Indian, middle eastern and flamenco styles.

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS
world is turning

Roots Rock Reggae Ska with amazing Energy and Soul.

TRICYCLE
emerge and see

Featuring banjo, guitar, upright bass and drums, Tricycle is a fresh response to music-making, alternately dark, meditative, spacious, free -spirited and down-home.

TRIO GARUFA
tango en el mate

Passionate, upbeat and very danceable Tangos, ranging from Golden age classics to Piazolla's Nuevo Tango awaits you in this exciting album.

TRIO MOPMU
torta bulgarska

Trio Mopmu has all the energy of a ferocious Bulgarian wedding band, but also displays the sensitivity and subtlety of a small jazz ensemble. The resulting music alternately rocks out, whispers softly, then fills the dance floor.

TWO AIRPLANES
the killers among us

Melody driven happy music. Pop framework with elements of ska, disco, and calypso.

UCO JAZZ ENSEMBLES I & II
live big band jazz

big band with a variety of influences all of which swing like crazy

UFM
crosscontagulation

One of the best original funk bands to hit the San Francisco scene in the last few years, born out of a great love for pure, raw, Old School Funk. UFM promises you Unusually Funky Medicine for the mind, body, and soul. Original Homefried Goodness.

ULELE
harmony

Ulele's broad appeal comes from their fine pop sensibilities. Their sensuous blend of ska, salsa and Mardi Gras/Carnival-flavored rock can only be described as high-energy American music.

ULELE
seed

Ulele's broad appeal comes from their fine pop sensibilities. Their sensuous blend of ska, salsa and Mardi Gras/Carnival-flavored rock can only be described as high-energy American music.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE
local band does ok

Busting genres left and right, Umphrey's originals span everything from classical to bluegrass, gangsta-rap to hair-metal, jazz improv to downright dirty funk. There really is something for everyone in Umphrey's McGee.

UNCLE RAY
king of the drama queens

SF 4 track soul-popster transplanted from N.J.,this collection combines harmony & hook laden power pop with hip-hop, rock and psychedelic soul.

UNIVERSAL REVERSAL
universal reversal

A rare group of musicians performing a "spontaneous" blending of jazz, blues, pfunk, and more. Featuring Joseph Wooten on keyboards playing along side Squankidonk on six-string bass with special guests like Don Latarski on guitar.

URBAN ABSTRACT
music for our children's children

Jazzfunkhip*hopsoulrockmusic.

VARIOUS ARTISTS
saturday night hay fever

Bluegrass artists perform disco hits

VARIOUS ARTISTS
the heart of percussion

The Heart of Percussion' surveys the label's main focus: percussion music. Starting with Aja Addy and Mustapha Tettey Addy, the famous masterdrummers from Ghana, continuing with trance specialist Dudu Tucci from Brazil

VELVET
live in victoria, bc -- 10.11.02

Taking the finest elements of funk, soul, electronica, jazz and a bit of rock n' roll, Velvet creates their own improv-electro groove.

VICTOR HUGO
salsa pa'america

Yet another rocking salsa record from the Venezuelan Victor Hugo; Recorded with Grammy Award winners �Son de Cali�. Self styled Colombian Salsa �A dancers dream�. Featuring Kike Harvey.

VICTOR KRUMMENACHER
nocturne

Lovely singer-songwriter rocking ballads and intensity from the bass player from Camper van Beethoven.

WADE LINKERT
behind a smile

Catchy melodies melted over driving rhythm in a steaming pot of folk rock, radio-friendly pop and spiced with jazz harmony.

WILL THOMAS
alabama day

"Great Southern Rock in its traditional form." --Bobby Whitlock/Derek & the Dominos ******** "Will Thomas is the Real Deal." --Chuck Leavell/Allman Bros, Rolling Stones

WOOKIE FOOT
domesticated

A nine-piece band that combines jam-band influences with hip-hop and ska.

WORFIELD CIRCLE
speakeasy

Six member jam band, organic original tunes, meaningful lyrical content, screaming guitar solos, keys, B3, great drums. This music will be you number one party track. PLAY IT LOUD...

YESHE
world citizen

The Mbira, a traditional African percussion instrument is the star on this album with tracks ranging from the gentle to the spirited, fusing complex percussive structure with layerings of melody and lyrics, from overtly African to anywhere in the world.

ZIGEUNERTRIO KALINKA
jalousie

Russian, hungarian, Viennese and classical pieces all played with great respect for the original cultures, with a strong touch of the Hungarian Gipsy tradition

ZILLA
crop circle brain factory vol. 1

Percussive journeys embark from glory ambience and proceed through hammered dulcimer wizadry, funky guitar stylings andd multi-percussive bliss, complete with styles including techno, electronica, jungle and brek beat.

ZILLA
crop circle brain factory vol. 2

Super-funkadelic space techno improvisational hammered dulcimer wizardry meet sick guitar sylings in a jam friendly live electronica based ethreal trance space.

ZINO & TOMMY, ZEE ASHER, CARLA LAVERN, BLADE, DANSE X-PRESS, EVA
pure disco with a touch of funk

The best new dance tracks from the hottest singers & producers around the world. Includes songs heard on hit TV shows Sex and The City, Third Watch, Felicity and Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.

ZIRCUS
smashes

Groundbreaking early 90's eclectic, genre-hopping San Francisco pop septet, at one time the critic and fan favorite, and recognized as the city's best live act.

ZIRYAB TRIO
oriental art music

Ziryab Trio performs Arab and Turkish music from the 19th and 20th century. members of Ziryab are also founder members of the acclaimed ensemble Bustan Abraham. Middle Eastern art music performed by great musicians.

ZONK
our five worst songs

Trip-hop-rock. Electronic and some diverse rock'n'roll and urban influences. Pair with Portishead, Bjork, and Concrete Blonde.

ZULAL
zulal

Zulal, meaning clarity, is an Armenian a cappella trio whose original arrangements pay tribute to Armenia's folk roots while forging imaginative harmonies that add a fresh energy to traditional repertoire.