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Monk HigginsMonk Higgins (aka Little Mama) ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An excellent batch of soulful and funky instrumental tracks – super-dope 70s work from funky arranger Monk Higgins! The album grooves in the best blacksploitation soundtrack mode – as Monk plays tenor sax and organ in the set, over slinky stepping arrangements that feature Paul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ZZ HillBrand New ZZ Hill ... LP
Mankind, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A classic deep soul set from ZZ Hill – done for the Mankind label, with production from Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams and Quin Ivy – recorded down at Muscle Shoals, with a sound that's one of the best that Hill ever received! There's a rootsy, personal feel to most of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brand New ZZ Hill (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Hokis PokisMagic Of Hokis Pokis (with download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs .... $15.99 19.98
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital album download.)

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David HudsonRoyal Sessions ... LP
Soul Junction (UK), Early 80s. New Copy .... $13.99
Rare Memphis soul from David Hudson – work recorded at the Royal Studios with producer Willie Mitchell – issued here for the first time ever! The material is great, and really augments David's too-small catalog of recorded works – with a style that's kind of a modern evolution of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonHutson II ... LP
Curtom, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of our favorite soul albums ever – a complete masterpiece from the mighty Leroy Hutson, easily one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s! The album's got a warmth that's amazing, yet also still manages to groove all the way through – hitting a subtle, almost mellow vibe that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Incredible Bongo BandReturn Of The Incredible Bongo Band (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $36.99
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary pressing – with great tip-on cover!)

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Intercity Sound AssociationPhilly Sound ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
A record that really lives up to its title, given the sweet Philly grooves of the set – a real surprise, given that the album was recorded in Germany! The session's a rare studio project in the early years of the German disco scene – and comes off with the best soulful styles that were ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ironing Board SamIntroduction To Ironing Board Sam (10 inch LP) ... LP
En Avant La Zizique (France), Late 60s. New Copy .... $21.99
Late 60s smokers from Ironing Board Sam – an artist with a name the sounds like he'd be a bluesman, but one who comes across with a heavy funk style on these rare sides! The cuts are pulled both from late 60s indie singles by Sam, and from the vaults – as the limited package includes a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited/numbered – only 1000 copies!)

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Isley BrothersBrother Brother Brother ... LP
T Neck, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An amazing record! This one's probably our favorite Isley Brothers album of all time – and it's a perfect blend of all the styles they were into at the time – heavy funk, sweet soul, folksy rock, and rolling uptempo grooves! The Brothers handle all styles equally well, and the album's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Isley BrothersGivin' It Back ... LP
T Neck, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A very weird, but very beautiful album by the Isleys – one in which they move into a folksy rock groove, and play acoustic guitars in long spiralling soulful versions of some of their favorite rock hits! The sound's a bit like Terry Callier or Bill Withers, but it's also still got that sexy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Isley BrothersIt's Our Thing ... LP
T Neck, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A stone classic from the Isleys – the album that kicked off their successful T-Neck label, and established that mighty Isleys sound that would have such a huge influence in the 70s! The title cut of the set – "It's Your Thing" – is a well-known classic that really sets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck JacksonI Don't Want To Cry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wand, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $21.99
A real landmark from soul singer Chuck Jackson – part of a unique wave of male vocalists who really took the music to new heights in the 60s! Jackson's got this way of balancing heartbreaking emotion with masculine control – summed up perfectly in the album's title track, then carried ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck JacksonOn Tour (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wand/Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $21.99
Incredible mid 60s soul from Chuck Jackson – tearing it up live at The Apollo Theater! It's great set that has Jackson opening up with a range of more grooves than usual – picking up some jazzy touches on a few songs, moving into Motown on a few others, and returning to his original ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On Tour ... LP 18.99

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George JacksonFame Sessions (colored vinyl) ... LP
Fame/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $19.99
What the what?!? Soul sides so great they'll blow your mind – even though none of them have ever been issued before! George Jackson is one of the great lost talents of southern soul – an artist who often stayed in the background, lending his talents to others in the studio, or as a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph Soul JacksonAlabama Love Man ... LP
Rabbit Factory, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99
The return of a legend – or maybe more accurately, the first time this legend's ever really gotten his due! Ralph Jackson's been working in the Alabama soul underground for decades – yet this smoking album may well be the first time he's ever really gotten out front, and able to do his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JamesGood Rockin Mama – Her 1950s Rock & Roll Dance Party ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $19.99
Rare early work from Etta James – material cut during the late 50s for the west coast Modern Records label, most of it a lot harder-hitting than Etta's more famous music for Chess in the 60s! Given the raw power of Etta James at Chess, that's saying a heck of a lot – and you'll ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl!)

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JBsDamn Right I Am Somebody ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An incredible album – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JBsDoing It To Death ... LP
People, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JBsHustle With Speed ... LP
People, 1975/1996. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hustle With Speed ... LP 34.99

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Benny JohnsonVisions Of Paradise ... LP
Today, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A sublime bit of indie soul from the early 70s – the one and only album by vocalist Benny Johnson, recorded with some totally great backings from funk legend Julius Brockington and his United Chair combo! For the session, Brockington chose a warm, organ-drenched sound that's a fair bit like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs .... $64.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)

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Del JonesPositive Vibes ... LP
Hikeka, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A righteous underground soul classic from Del Jones – message-oriented funk at its best! Jones is working here in the spirit of some of the best locally-crafted indie outings of the time – like work by Mike James Kirkland, Oneness Of Juju, The Pharoahs, and other important righteous ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Glenn JonesEverybody Loves A Winner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 19.99
Excellent work by Glenn Jones – even if the record is only a 5 track EP! The set is one of those strange little records issued in the early 80s, when the music industry was trying to figure out a way to make money between the ever-escalating cost of the LP and the less-popular 12" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don JulianSavage! ... LP
Money, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks of the 70s – and one of the rarest too! The album's a crowning achievement for the mighty Don Julian – an artist who's best known for his earlier LA soul with The Larks, but who steps out here with a hip, hard-grooving sound that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KainBlue Guerrilla ... LP
Juggernaut, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the rawest, hardest-hitting albums of soul poetry of the 70s! Kain – aka Gylan Kain – was a member of the original Last Poets, a group who emerged in New York during the late 60s, but were eclipsed by the second (more famous) ensemble sharing the name who recorded for Douglas ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kashmere Stage BandZero Point – 1971 to 1972 ... LP
Kashmere Records, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 16.98
When these guys say "stage band", they aren't kidding – as the group's got so many members, there's barely room left on the stage for the instruments! That doesn't stop the record from being plenty darn funky, though – as the sound is right, tight, and outta site – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! ... LP
Alston, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lew KirtonJust Arrived ... LP
Alston, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Great work from this oft-overlooked smooth soul singer! Lew Kirton was part of the Miami soul scene that centered around TK Records in Florida – but he has a smooth sexy style that reminds us a lot more of northern modern soul singers – especially the most sophisticated side of the New ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boobie Knight & The SoulcietySoul Ain't No New Thing ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Reissue of an amazingly hard to find funk album on RCA! The Soulciety group was the brainchild of Boobie Knight, and they were one of the many funky groups that fell under the supervision of Harvey Fuqua while he was working for RCA. Boobie's group has a totally different sound than the others on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangKool & The Gang ... LP
De-Lite, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark album of funky genius – and one of the first times a batch of funky 45s had ever been so tightly sewn into a full LP! By the time of this album's release, Kool & The Gang were already underground legends – cutting it up in small clubs around the east and midwest, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & TogetherKool & Together – Original Recordings 1970 to 1977 ... LP
Heavy Light/Light In The Attic, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $20.99
Blistering funk rock and raw, tightly grooving psych soul from small town Victoria, TX – trailblazing material from Kool & Together. This is an amazing anthology from Heavy Light/Light In The Attic that pulls together material from private press 45s the group put in the early-to-mid 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Uku KuutGrand Hotel ... LP
Peoples Potential, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy .... $14.99
Unreleased gems from Uku Kuut – most of them cut during the 80s and early 90s – with a great mix of drum machine rhythms and spare keyboard grooves! The approach is very lean and clean – almost an electro equivalent of the stripped-down styles usually used in house music at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Last PoetsRight On! ... LP
Juggernaut, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of the wildest albums ever by the mighty Last Poets! Billed as "a woodstock in poetry", this is the soundtrack to the obscure film Right On (billed as "the hit film" on the cover), which was shot using the first version of the Last Poets that included Felipe Lucianao, David ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon's CreationThis Is The Beginning ... LP
Studio 10, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Early grooves from Leon Pattillo – later a club maestro, but working here in a much rootsier style at the head of Leon's Creation – an ultra-cool funk combo from San Francisco! The album's got a groove that really lives up to the promise of its title – a heady brew of funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie LesterStory Of Lonnie Lester ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $14.99
Raw vintage soul from Lonnie Lester! Lonnie's smooth, honey sweet voice is such a fantastic foil for the often stripped-down, but driving sounds of these rare singles, it's hard to believe he's not a more celebrated figure. Well, it's never too late the start celebrating him – and this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Story Of Lonnie Lester ... CD 12.99

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Earl LettStory Of Professor Earl Lett – 1965 to 1978 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold .... $16.99
Funky sax genius from Professor Earl Lett – a cool combo player who cut some great funky 45s at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s! The cuts here are a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers – but even the latter have plenty of reed work from Earl, blown with a sharp-edged and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Story Of Professor Earl Lett – 1965 to 1978 ... CD 12.99

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Lewis ConnectionLewis Connection ... LP
Numero, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
Rare funk from the same Minneapolis scene that gave the world Prince – a legendary indie set from the end of the 70s, put together by Lewis brothers Pierre and Andre! Despite their French names, the duo have a mighty American groove on the set – a wicked approach to funk that's very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Life ForceLife Force (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Strawberry/Favorite (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A real lost treasure from the rare groove years of the 70s – the only album we've ever seen from this funky club combo, issued on the tiny Strawberry label from Roulette! The group have a great mix of jazzy club and blue-eyed soul – served up with loads of soaring work on keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing deluxe reissue – super-heavy cover, great vinyl, and limited!)

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Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... LP
Cat, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Incredible funky guitar – an all-instrumental gem from the legendary Little Beaver – quite different than his other vocal albums of the 70s, and a fair bit funkier too! The sound here is amazing – lots of snakey compressed guitar parts, nice wah wah moments, and a dope laidback ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Little BeaverJoey ... LP
Cat, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An excellent early album from the amazing Little Beaver – a set that's also probably one of his best ever – served up with some extra-dope guitar, and nice deep Miami soul production by Steve Alaimo! Beaver handled all the arrangements – which means that there's plenty of room ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Joey ... CD 9.99

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Little RichardHere's Little Richard ... LP
Specialty, 1957. New Copy (reissue).... $17.99 19.98
A landmark album of hard-rocking soul – and a record that broke open both genres for a generations to come! The set's about as classic as you can get for Little Richard – filled with killer numbers that jump around boldly in some heavy New Orleans piano-led grooves – all topped ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lost GenerationSly, Slick & The Wicked ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the greatest harmony soul albums to ever come out of Chicago – a sublime batch of tracks that showed that the mighty talents of The Lost Generation could easily match the best vocal group work coming out of the east coast at the time! The sound here is somewhere in the moody, mellow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sly, Slick & The Wicked (with bonus track) ... CD 22.99

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LowrellLowrell ... LP
AVI, 1979. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Excellent solo work by Lowrell Simon – once a singer with Lost Generation, but opening up a whole new style of Chicago soul here on his own! The album's a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks with a midtempo club groove – not disco, but with the kind of large production and loping groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lowrell ... CD 11.99

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Marie Queenie LyonsSoul Fever ... LP
DeLuxe, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A holy grail of funky music – the one and only album ever cut by Marie Queenie Lyons, a heck of a hard soul single who's best known for her rare funky 45s! The album is stunning – every bit as great as any of Marie's singles, and with an incredibly unified sound that should have made ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MaceoUS ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A killer-diller bit of essential funk – the only full album cut by Maceo with James Brown production! The set's got Maceo coming back strongly into the JB fold, with a fierce array of funky cuts that kick it every bit as hard as the best JBs work of the time. No surprise, the JBs are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available US (Japanese pressing) ... CD 26.99

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Mad LadsMad Lads In Action ... LP
Volt, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Some rare early Memphis soul material by this legendary Stax combo! The sound of the recording is a bit rawer than most of the stuff we know by them, but their harmonies are great all the way through, with that hard Memphis soul sound that always made them so great! It features the earliest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MadhouseServe 'Em Madhouse ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Hard, raw, righeous group funk – one of the hardest-hitting early albums ever produced by Patrick Adams! The set's got a feel that's much more like the Detroit work on the Westbound label than other records on the Today label – no surprise, given that group leader Mudbone later worked ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MajesticsOtis Redding – The Soul King – A Tribute ... LP
ARC, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A very hip tribute to Otis Redding – one that has The Majestics hitting hard in an instrumental mode that's almost like some of the Mar-Keys or Bar-Kays work on Stax from the mid 60s – tight drums on the bottom, Hammond and guitar grooving in the middle, and some occasional horns ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlos MalcolmBustin Outta The Ghetto ... LP
AJP, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Funky madness – and one of the greatest funky instrumental albums ever! This one's so rare that only a few funk collectors have it in their collection – but it's a totally massive bit of funk that's way more than just plain "rare" (which can sometimes also mean snoozy for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MandrillJust Outside Of Town ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best records ever by Mandrill – and a perfect balance between the looser jazzy spirituality of earlier albums, and the tighter (sometimes too tight) style of later ones. The band is incredibly tight on the funk tip – with lots of hard drums and guitars, and other sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Martha & The VandellasCome & Get These Memories ... LP
Gordy, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the first full albums on Motown – and a rockin batch of soul tracks from Martha Reeves and The Vandellas! The title cut – "Come & Get These Memories" – is a stone winner that virtually defines the sound of early Motown – and other tracks are all pretty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today ... LP
Curtom, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A great album by Curtis Mayfield – filled with some excellent lesser-known gems! There's No Place Like America was Curtis' scathing testament to the State Of The Union – and it's got a hip political tone that's right up there with the best of his early 70s songwriting – perhaps ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eugene McDaniels/Alan SilvestriMack (soundtrack, 2nd version) ... LP
ALA, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An obscure second soundtrack for The Mack – one that's not nearly as well known as the classic Motown score by Willie Hutch, but which features some great work from Eugene McDaniels – and funky backings from Alan Silvestri! Eugene sings sweetly on the title theme "In The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mellow MadnessMellow Madness (red vinyl) ... LP
Kay Dee, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99
Tight funky group soul from Fayetteville, NC's Mellow Madness – formed by youth educators Frank McNeil & Malachi Sharpe in the late 70s or early 80s – amazing stuff culled from unreleased master tapes and mixed by Kenny Dope! We must say right off that while there's a few fairly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on clear red vinyl.)

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MiraclesFabulous Miracles ... LP
Tamla, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A great, rare early album by The Miracles! The album features the group back when they still had a female member, who gives the band a beautiful high harmony sound in tandem with Smokey Robinson's falsetto vocals. The reissue includes the great original cover – and loads of nice original ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ModulationsIt's Rough Out Here ... LP
Buddah, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A righteous group soul classic from the 70s – the one and only album from The Modulations, and a lasting classic that almost beats the multiple album runs of some of their contemporaries! The group's a southern harmony quartet at their core, but they also get some really great backings on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreThis P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Rudy Ray Moore's second album, and almost hipper than the first – thanks to some key musical backings from The Fillmore St Soul Rebellion! The vibe here is as rough and raw as you'd expect – a no-holds-barred version of party records, with Rudy using plenty of language hardly heard ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray Moore & The Soul Rebellion OrchestraDolemite ... LP
Generation International, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Quite possibly THE mother of all funky soundtracks – the legendary score to Rudy Ray Moore's classic first Dolemite film! The record's been referenced for years, and all the hype is totally right – because the whole thing's overflowing with funky tracks both vocal and instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MtumeTheater Of The Mind ... LP
Epic, 1986. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
A great little album from James Mtume – a bit more complicated and righteous than some of his previous albums on Epic, and with a real mix of styles that works nicely together! The album starts off with "Theme For Theater Of The Mind", a sort of 80s take on the spiritual/political ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mickey MurrayPeople Are Together (plus download) ... LP
Federal/Secret Stash, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $16.99 19.98
One of the last great funk albums from King Records – a set recorded in the early 70s, but done with a crackling sharp sound that's like the best late 60s James Brown albums for the label! Mickey Murray is from Augusta, GA – James Brown's hometown – and his approach is similar to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition. LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)

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MutinyFunk Plus The One ... LP
CBS, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $5.99
A funky session headed up by wayward P-Funkster Jerome Brailey – a cooking little record with a quality that's right up there with some of the other George Clinton projects of the time! George didn't have anything to do with this one – at least not from what we can tell from the notes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BirthAin't No Big Thing, But It's Growing ... LP
RCA, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An excellent early album from this massive soul collective! The album captures the group near the beginning of their career – when they were sort of a funky soul army, featuring the instrumental talents of The Nite-Liters, the vocal strength of a number of excellent members, and the raw ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BirthIt's Been A Long Time ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the nicest early albums by this great 70s soul collective – featuring a strong mix of funk and mellow soul tracks, with backing by the Nite Liters on some tracks, and production by the great Harvey Fuqua throughout! Titles include "Wild Flower", "It's Been A Long ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It's Been A Long Time ... LP 4.99

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NewbanNewban ... LP
Guinness, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the sweetest ensemble funk albums of the 70s – and a record that's gone on to become a classic, despite the fact that most people know little about the group! Newban have a sound that's almost a jazzier take on the Earth Wind & Fire groove of the time – a style that's warm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New NewbanNewban/Newban 2 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Guiness/BBE (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP .... $20.99 22.99
A wonderful package – a set that brings together two rare funk albums by Newban, an early version of Atlantic Starr – plus bonus tracks too! The first Newban record is one of the sweetest ensemble funk albums of the 70s – and a record that's gone on to become a classic, despite ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Newban/Newban 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary little funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 7.99

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Nite-LitersDifferent Strokes ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best albums of funky instrumentals by the legendary Nite Liters – and probably their hardest to find! The record's got loads of nice cuts that hit their classic funky groove in a way that brings to mind The Meters or The JBs – but which also has the Nite-Liter's own unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: Even though the back cover and the inner label lists 5 songs on side 1, there are actually only 4 ("Funky-Vamp" is missing).)

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Alexander O'NealAlexander O'Neal (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabu (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue).... $13.99
The start of a legendary run for vocalist Alexander O'Neal – and a set that really helped redefine the sound of male soul in the 80s! O'Neal got his start in an early version of The Time, and he's working here with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – but the sound of the record is way deeper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download card – but only works for non-North American customers.)
Also available Alexander O'Neal (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players Live 1977 ... LP
Cleopatra, 1977. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold .... $27.99 29.98
Amazing sounds from The Ohio Players – the only live performance ever issued by the group, and a set that captures them right at the height of their mid 70s fame! The sound here is every bit as tight as on their classic studio albums for Mercury Records, but the music has a lot more bite, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ohio Players Live 1977 ... CD 14.99

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Shuggie OtisHere Comes Shuggie Otis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
A classic album of bluesy funk – one that features the guitar of Johnny Otis' young son Shuggie, in a slightly tighter setting than he'd been getting on some of Johnny's own LPs! Shuggie here is still very much under the guidance of his dad – working in a mode that really emphasizes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene PageBlacula ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Deadlier than Dracula – and a lot funkier too! This is the original soundtrack for the classic blacksploitation horror flick starring the baaadest Drac ever to grace the screen of all those shabby downtown theaters that were still around in the 70s – a wicked batch of wah-wah tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Pate/Adam WadeBrother On The Run ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An incredible funky soundtrack – one of the best of the blacksploitation generation, and one of the rarest too! Johnny Pate did the orchestrations for this excellent lost film, and he brought the same sort of energy to it that he did with his soundtrack for Shaft In Africa. There's some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PeddlersThree In A Cell ... LP
Epic, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
A heck of a cool group – with a really wonderful sound! The Peddlers were a late 60s British trio, with a sound that's part soul, part jazz, part supper-club vocals – all done with a clean, clear, hard-grooving approach – and strong instrumentation that often includes a heavy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dan PennFame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fame/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl!)
Also available Fame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame ... CD 14.99

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PersuadersThin Line Between Love & Hate ... LP
Win Or Lose, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark album – one of the greatest harmony soul albums of the early 70s! The title cut is one you'll know instantly – as "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" is one of those soul classics that never gets old – and the rest of the album's equally great, with a sublime ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thin Line Between Love & Hate ... CD 16.99

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream ... LP
Kudu, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
One of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach here is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available From A Whisper To A Scream ... CD 13.99

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Sandra PhillipsToo Many People In One Bed ... LP
Canyon/Alive, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 16.99
Sandra's a heck of a singer – and even though she only got a chance to cut this one album, it's more than enough to make her tops in our book! Jerry (Swamp Dogg) Williams produced, and the set's got a sweet southern style that puts it right up there with the best work of Ann Sexton, Tommie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Too Many People In One Bed ... CD 13.99

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Wilson PickettIn The Midnight Hour ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Classic work from Wilson – like all of his 60s albums for Atlantic! The set features some killer originals that show Wilson as as good of a songwriter as he is a singer – including the classic "In The Midnight Hour", plus "Take A Little Love", "Don't Fight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PleasureFuture Now ... LP
Fantasy, 1979. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
A wonderful album from Pleasure – a group who were already great before, but who really seem to hit a great new level with this late 70s classic! Pleasure started out as a sweet jazz/funk combo with a great edge to their music – but by the time of this set, they'd actually gotten even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Future Now ... LP 6.99
Future Now ... CD 11.99

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Asha PuthliDevil Is Loose ... LP
CBS, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A masterpiece of spacey soul by the great Asha Pulthi – a singer who recorded mostly in Europe, with funky maestro Dieter Zimmerman! Asha's got vocals that are somewhere in the range of Minnie Riperton or Sylvia Striplin or Sylvia Robinson – as you'll hear on the album's standout break ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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QuazarQuazar ... LP
Arista, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Tight funky soul from Quazar! This relatively overlooked group is one of the lesse-remembered P-Funk-linked acts of the late 70s – which is a shame, as it's a great little side project from the team of Glenn Goins and Jerome Brailey – and one with a bass and drums-heavy party groove! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express ... LP
Cat, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lula ReedBlue & Moody (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $21.99
An incredible late 50s set for King by singer Lula Reed – and a pretty unique blend of R&B and bluer and moodier material – but a lot more upbeat than you'd expect from the title! Lula's voice is a genuine vessel for the bluesy material, but it's also light and lovely, and works ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RelativesElectric Word (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Yep Roc, 2013. New Copy LP Gatefold .... $21.99 22.99
The magnificent return of The Relatives – the group's first new recording since the 70s – hot on the heels of their rediscovery on the Don't Let Me Fail compilation! The lineup features some younger members alongside leader Reverend Gean West – but the sound here is very much in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl and cover – with a bonus CD of the whole album, and an MP3 of the album as well!)

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Robbie Hill's Family AffairGotta Get Back – The Unreleased LA Sessions (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1975. New Copy .... $14.99
A five-track EP, but a set that also packs the power of most full albums of soul we've heard from the 70s – thanks to a deep level of quality throughout! The material was originally recorded for RCA in 1975, at a time when Robbie Hill's Family Affair were the backing group for The Main ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 2000 copies – and pressed up with great vinyl and a sweet tip-on cover!)

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New Alexander RobotnickVintage Robotnicks (180 gram tri color transparent vinyl)(2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Materiali Sonori/Medical, 1980s. New Copy .... $19.99
Rare material from the legendary Alexander Robotnick – tracks from mid 80s European singles, plus a few from his own archives as well! Robotnick's got an approach to his work that borrows from earlier Kraftwerk experiments, but fuses the electronics with a much more dancefloor-driven groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RodriguezCold Fact (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy LP (reissue).... $18.99
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano, but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Repressed!)

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RokkI Want To Live High ... LP
Soul Craft/Numero, 1976. New Copy .... $15.99
An amazing bit of soulful funk from the 70s – never issued at the time, but with a mindblowing quality that we'd rank right next to some of our rare favorites from the decade! The set's not just rare for rare's sake – but has this sound that's really special – kind of a bottom ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rotary ConnectionHey Love ... LP
Cadet, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A massively beautiful piece of work by "the new Rotary Connection" – a version of this groundbreaking Chicago soul ensemble which featured Phil Upchurch, Henry Gibson, and Charles Stepney – the cream of the Chicago production scene! Minnie Riperton's still in the band on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hey Love ... LP 24.99

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Sam & DaveHold On, I'm Comin' ... LP
Stax, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Classic Sam & Dave work for Stax – a searing batch of hard soul tracks that forever redefined the concept of a male soul duet! This was the sound that put Sam & Dave over the top hard – and which left a generation of similar acts trying to catch up. The album sports a sublime ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam & DaveSoul Men ... LP
Stax, 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best-ever albums by this incredible soul duo! Sam & Dave may have been one of the bigger names on the 60s scene, but they also had a sheer raw soul approach that blew away most of their contemporaries – a way of trading vocal lines then combining them that infused their songs ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Saunders & OthersFree Angela (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $16.99 19.98
An incredibly righteous bit of soul – one of the few albums ever cut by 70s mellow soul genius Larry Saunders, and an amazing tribute to Angela Davis! Larry's got a fantastic voice – one that we'd rank right up there with Donny Hathaway or Marvin Gaye, and which is recorded here with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download!)
Also available Free Angela ... CD 13.99

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Harvey ScalesLove-Itis – All The Rare & Unissued 45s From The Vaults Of Magic Touch 1967 to 1977 (plus download) ... LP
Magic Touch/Funky Delicacies, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
A beautifully done look at the music of Harvey Scales – a damn funky cat from the Milwaukee scene, finally getting his due! The package is overflowing with groovers – hard funky 45 cuts that Scales recorded for the Magic Touch label – mostly in the late 60s and start of the 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited editon 2LP gatefold vinyl version. Includes code for full download.)

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George ScottFind Someone To Love ... LP
Maple/All Platinum, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Lost southern soul from George Scott – on the tiny Maple Records, with a stripped down and gritty soul sound! We don't know much about George Scott, or if he recorded more than this one LP, but it's a storming set southern soul that's stands strong with the bigger names of the 70s! Scott's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marlena ShawLive At Montreux ... LP
Blue Note, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A classic! This is one of the best-ever albums by the legendary Marlena Shaw – and it's a tremendous live set that really lives up to the righteous promise of her earlier work on Cadet Records! The album was cut with a small combo, and the overall feel is incredibly hip – a mixture of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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