Herbie Hancock Headhunters (1973)

Columbia
  • 1. Chameleon
  • 2. Watermelon Man
  • 3. Sly
  • 4. Vein Melter

This is THE definitive funk-jazz fusion album - truly jaw-droppingly good stuff that instantly set the standard against which other fusion musicians measured themselves!

This is one of those perfect albums that you will want to play from beginning to end, but the most famous tracks are probably the much-sampled awesome fifteen minute long Chameleon and the super-funky version of Watermelon Man!

And what great cover art! They don't make them like this anymore!

Other Releases by Herbie Hancock

Herbie HancockSextant (1972)Columbia
'Sextant' from 1972 was recorded just before 'Headhunters', and can be seen in the same vein, but it's more than just an introduction to a masterpiece....
Herbie HancockSecrets (1976)Columbia
Seminal jazz funk fusion album including top funky re-version of Hancock's own "Cantelope Island". Also "Doin It" and "Gentle Thoughts" all with the great...
Herbie HancockFeets Don't Fail Me Now (1979)Columbia
Classic jazz funk fusion era Herbie with loads of classic funky discofied-Headhunters tunes.
Herbie HancockThrust (1974)Columbia
An essential classic! The heaviest funky jazz ever recorded. Deep, deep, deep. As good as it gets! 180 gram audiophile issue vinyl.
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Herbie HancockTakin' Off (1962)Blue Note
Herbie Hancock's debut album in 1962 launched a phenomenal career. Features Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon and includes the seminal 'Watermelon Man".
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Herbie HancockMr Hands (1980)Columbia
Harvey Mason, Bill Summers, Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson et al. Includes the killer fusion of 'Shiftless Shuffle'.
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Herbie HancockCantaloupe Island Blue Note
This formidable recording neatly summarises Herbie Hancock's work in the 60s. The title track, Cantaloupe Island, provided inspiration for US3, who sampled...
Herbie HancockCrossings (1972)Warner Bros
Classic Herbie Hancock group line-up with Benny Maupin, Billy Hart and Buster Williams
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Herbie HancockMan-Child (1975)Columbia
Classic fusion album featuring a killer set of funky-jazz fusion. Heavyweight!
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Herbie HancockThe PrisonerBlue Note
Herbie's last recording for Blue Note, in 1969, is the bridge between 'Speak Like A Child' and, his first on Warner Brothers, 'Fat Albert Rotunda'. It...
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Herbie HancockMwandishiWarner Bros
Experimental album originally released in 1971.
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Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage (1965)Blue Note
Brilliant, brilliant album - every track's a winner! Highly recommended!
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Herbie HancockFat Albert Rotunda (1969)Warner Bros.
Monster, monster, monster funk jazz bomb! Killer late 60s with 'Wiggle-Waggle'.
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Herbie HancockEmpyrean IslesBlue Note
Stone cold classic Herbie Hancock featuring Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams! Includes the timeless 'Cantaloupe Island'
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Oscar Brown, Jr.In A New Mood (1962)Columbia
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The EmotionsSunbeam (1978)Columbia
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Oscar Brown Jr.Sin And Soul (1960)Columbia
Top jazz vocals with versions of Watermelon Man, Afro Blue and more. ORIG USA VINYL G- only
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Super CatDon DadaColumbia
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Bob DylanGood As I Been To YouColumbia
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Bob DylanIn Concert Brandeis University 1963Columbia
Seminal live album from 1963.
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Bob DylanOh MercyColumbia
Twenty-sixth studio album by Bob Dylan, released in 1989.
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Freddie HubbardLiquid Love (1975)Columbia
Classic album that includes the boogie jazz classic "Liquid Love"! Very much a rare groove/crossover album in the vein of Donald Byrd and Mizell Brothers...
Weather ReportSweetnighter (1973)Columbia
For any of you who don't know this album, it is one of the heaviest fusion albums ever - mixing jazz, funk and what sounds like jungle (20 years before...
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The Dirty Dozen Brass BandJelly (The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Plays Jelly Roll Morton)Columbia
New Orleans brass does the Jelly RollGreat Original still-sealed cassette tape !!!
Milton NascimentoTxai (1990)Columbia
1990 Nacscimento LP Brazil/Jazz fusionGreat Original still-sealed cassette tape !!!
Stir It UpVarious (1993)Columbia
Buff ragga stylee sounds Ninjaman etcOriginal cassette tape (still sealed)
Tyler, The CreatorScum Fuck Flower Boy (CENSORED)Columbia
Tyler's fifth album and follow up to "Cherry Bomb" and produced entirely by Tyler, The Creator. Featuring guest vocals from artists including Frank...
Tyler, The CreatorScum Fuck Flower Boy (EXPLICIT)Columbia
N.B Explcit version of the albumTyler's fifth album and follow up to "Cherry Bomb" and produced entirely by Tyler, The Creator. Featuring guest...
O.C. SmithAt Home (1969)Columbia
With arrangements by HB Barnum and Benny Golson
Urszula DudziakNewborn Light (1974)Columbia
Rare debut fusion LP from deep experimental jazz vocalist Dudziak, produced by Michael Urbaniak. Original USA vinyl
Marlena ShawSweet Beginnings (1977)Columbia
Featuring the classic "Look at Me, Look at You" and the massively sassy "Go Away Little Boy"!
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The Dirty Dozen Brass BandVoodooColumbia
New Orleans groovy funky brassGreat Original still-sealed cassette tape !!!

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