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Billy GriffinBe With Me ... LP
CBS, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $4.99
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Be With Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man ... LP
Atco, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon HaywoodSoul Cargo ... LP
Fat Fish, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie Henderson & The Soul ExplosionsFunky Chicken ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Killer work from one of the funkiest leaders on the Chicago scene – the mighty mighty Willie Henderson, force behind some of the city's greatest soul tracks and funky 45s! This album's like a stack of lost funky nuggets laid back to back – with lots and lots of bass-heavy grooving from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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.)
Also available Magic Of Hokis Pokis ... CD 12.99

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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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Willie HutchMack ... LP
Motown, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Long-overdue reissue to Willie Hutch's classic score about pimpin' & mackin'! The album (and film) is virtually a handbook for junior grade hoods, and we can remember back around '90 when the first wave of candy-ass hardcore hip hoppers were coming up, and this was sort of a holy grail. Still ... 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!)
Also available Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band ... LP 49.99

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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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JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Breakin' Bread ... LP 24.99

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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).... Just Sold Out!
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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JBsFood For Thought (180 gram pressing) ... LP
People, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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New Mike James KirklandHang On In There ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A landmark in rare Cali soul – and quite possibly the greatest moment ever from the legendary Mike James Kirkland! The set's got a vibe that grabs you right from the very first note – a blend of funky rhythms and more righteous moments that are totally outta site – a careful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hang On In There (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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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 GangLive At PJ's ... LP
De-Lite, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz ... 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 BeaverParty Down ... LP
Cat, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A funky classic from Little Beaver – one of the best albums to come out of the Miami scene of the mid 70s! Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on this one. It's a party, alright, but it's got the feel of the smoldering, latenight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Jon LucienRashida ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Amazing work from the great Jon Lucien – and probably his best-ever record! The album has Jon hitting a totally unified vision of spacey soul – bringing in elements of Brazilian music and touches of his Carribean roots, fusing them together with a sweet jazzy style and one of the most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rashida ... LP 29.99

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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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Gwen McCraeGwen McCrae (aka Funky Sensation) (1981) ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Seminal 80s groove from 70s Miami soul star Gwen McCrae – reinventing herself here for the new decade with a totally different sound! The album's best known for the amazing club track "Funky Sensation" – one of those tracks that crossed over big, and had a huge influence in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gwen McCrae (1981) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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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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MetersFire On The Bayou (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Smoldering mid 70s grooves from The Meters! Fire On The Bayou is record that shows them focusing a bit more on the soulful vocals and songcraft in a way that reminds us a bit of The Neville Brothers, but still a darn good batch of New Orleans funk! Allen Toussaint produced, and the group has a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MetersLook-Ka Py Py ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Seminal work from The Meters – and an album that's essential for just about any collection of old school funk! The record's a blueprint for grooves that have been copied for generations to come – yet nobody does it better than these Crescent City kings – working here with a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MiamiMiami ... LP
TK/Drive, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Cool compressed sounds from Miami – a group who are still plenty funky on this rare third album, but one who've also found a great way to serve up their groove as well! The combo's even sharper on the rhythms than ever before – and have a style that's a bit like that key evolution ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Miami ... CD 13.99

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Mind & Matter1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy .... $15.99 18.98
Brilliant early sounds from Jimmy Jam – rare late 70s material that has a very different sound than his slicker 80s work with Terry Lewis! The style here is a wonderful blend of sweet soul and righteous jazzy funk – a lot warmer than Jimmy's later beat-heavy style – and served up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) ... CD 13.99

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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
Also available This P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP 5.99

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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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Natural EssenceIn Search Of Happiness ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A fantastic bit of spiritual jazz funk – and one of the rarest 70s albums on Fantasy Records! The group's headed up by Nat Adderley Jr (son of the famous Nat Sr) on keyboards and vocals – and the ensemble is a hip, young collective with an approach that reminds us of work by Oneness Of ... 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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9th CreationBubble Gum ... LP
Rite Track, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group – reissued here with its original title and cover art! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Shuggie OtisIntroducing Shuggie Otis (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Legacy, 1970s. New Copy .... $24.99
A great compilation of classic Shuggie – with 10 of the best tracks from the Here Comes Shuggie Otis, Freedom Flight and Inspiration Information records – all pressed up beautifully, with heavy wax and a great cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition indie store exclusive for Record Store Day 2013.)

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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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ParliamentClones Of Dr Funkenstein (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
An oft-overlooked gem from Parliament – released during the year 1976, and sometimes hidden between monster LPs like Funkentelechy and Mothership Connection – but every bit as great as those two classics! The album's got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Clones Of Dr Funkenstein ... CD 4.99

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ParliamentMothership Connection ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Here's where it all happens! George Clinton lands the mothership, forges the space-funk image, and blows the P-Funk empire into an arena-filling mega-star act! The record's got some extremely tight numbers that mix the best of the group's new slick playing with the edginess and naughtiness of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Mothership Connection (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD 4.99
Mothership Connection (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 11.99

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ParliamentMothership Connection (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
Here's where it all happens! George Clinton lands the mothership, forges the space-funk image, and blows the P-Funk empire into an arena-filling mega-star act! The record's got some extremely tight numbers that mix the best of the group's new slick playing with the edginess and naughtiness of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Mothership Connection ... LP 9.99
Mothership Connection (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD 4.99

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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

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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
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From A Whisper To A Scream ... LP 19.99
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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