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Dezi PhillipsKickin' It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy .... $22.99
The only full album ever recorded by Dezi Phillips – a set issued at the end of the 80s, but with a bouncy, catchy style that recalls soul music from a few years before! Production is by Bernard Terry – who'd worked with a few other key acts before Dezi – and he brings a strong ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsEsther Phillips Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
Some of our favorite work ever by Esther Phillips – served up on a compilation that does a great job of sorting through her classic 70s sides for Kudu, CTI, and Mercury! Back in the 60s, Esther sung in a sad and bluesy sort of soul style – but in the 70s, at the time of these ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
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 CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available From A Whisper To A Scream ... LP 11.99

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New Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kudu/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
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 CD

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Sandra PhillipsToo Many People In One Bed ... CD
Canyon/Alive, 1970. New Copy .... $13.99 14.99
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 CD
Also available Too Many People In One Bed ... LP 15.99

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PhreekPatrick Adams Presents Phreek (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $12.99
One of the biggest 70s moments from underground club maestro Patrick Adams – an amazing talent who's best known for his work on his own P&P family of record labels – but who steps out here with an even tighter sound! The album's brimming with the sorts of sweet moogy touches that ... read more CD
Also available Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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PhreekPatrick Adams Presents Phreek (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $14.99
One of the biggest 70s moments from underground club maestro Patrick Adams – an amazing talent who's best known for his work on his own P&P family of record labels – but who steps out here with an even tighter sound! The album's brimming with the sorts of sweet moogy touches that ... read more CD
Also available Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (Japanese pressing) ... CD 12.99

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Platinum HookPlatinum Hook ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
An overlooked groover from late 70s Motown – served up on a record that might look more like a heavy metal outing, but which is tight clubby soul all the way through! Platinum Hook are a bit in the funky territory of early Commodores – save for the fact that they've got one female ... read more CD
Also available Platinum Hook (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Platinum HookPlatinum Hook (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $24.99
An overlooked groover from late 70s Motown – served up on a record that might look more like a heavy metal outing, but which is tight clubby soul all the way through! Platinum Hook are a bit in the funky territory of early Commodores – save for the fact that they've got one female ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Platinum Hook ... CD 13.99

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PleasureFuture Now ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $11.99
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 CD
Also available
Future Now ... LP 6.99
Future Now ... LP 9.99

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PleasureGet To The Feeling ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $11.99
Wonderfully tight work from Pleasure – a record that definitely lives up to the lean, clean image on the cover – as it's got the group honing their funky skills even more strongly than before! Wayne Henderson's at the helm, finding the group hit this razor-sharp groove that comes ... read more CD
Also available Get To The Feeling ... LP 16.99

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PleasureGive It Up ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy .... $18.99
Great later work from Pleasure – a group who are probably best-known for their classic 70s albums on Fantasy Records, but one who kept the groove riding high in some early 80s years at RCA! This set's a shimmering jewel – a great mix of funky rhythms and mellower moments, all wrapped ... read more CD
Also available Give It Up ... LP 9.99

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PleasureJoyous ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $11.99
Joyous grooves indeed – the second album by this legendary 70s jazzy soul outfit – and a landmark album in the Fantasy Records Bay Area funk mode! The record will forever be remembered for the cut "Joyous" – a monster groover with a killer hook, strong funky playing, ... read more CD

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PleasureSpecial Things ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $11.99
A really special thing from Pleasure – a set that has the group sounding sharper and tighter than ever – with a lean funky groove that's just right for stepping into the 80s! Things are never too slick or commercial – and the core funk combo energy of Pleasure still really comes ... read more CD

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Plunky & OnenessNever Too Late ... CD
Name Brand Records, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the deeper albums we've heard from Plunky in awhile – a set that's still got some of the smoother jazzy styles of his past decade or two, but one that also seems to offer a lot of input from a younger, fresher generation too! The "Oneness" on the cover is well-put – as ... read more CD

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PocketsTake It On Up (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $16.99
A killer blend of soul and funk from Pockets – a group with a very jazzy pedigree in their roots, but who stretch forth here with some great studio help from the Kalimba Productions team of the Earth Wind & Fire empire! The groove is very much in the best 70s EWF mode – tight, but ... read more CD

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Noel PointerPhantazia/Hold On ... CD
Blue Note/BGO (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2 CDs .... $11.99
A pair of great pair of records from electric fusion violinist Noel Pointer – Phantazia from '77 and Hold On from '78 – in a 2CD set! Like others of the 70s generation, Pointer plays the violin in a way that's clearly heavily influenced by keyboards of the time – electric in ... read more CD

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Pointer SistersBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $14.99
A great step into the 80s for The Pointer Sisters – a record that has them bringing in themes that are a bit more soulful than some of their previous efforts! The album's still got all the big crossover potential of their other hits – but the groove's got a solidly soulful vibe overall ... read more CD

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Pointer SistersHot Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1986. New Copy .... $9.99
The Pointers Sisters doing their thing with some steamy production by Richard Perry! Hot Together didn't make as big of a chart smash as the preceding few records, but in hindsight, it sounds to us like they're working as well here with the period synth heavy production as well as ever. The ... read more CD

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Pointer SistersPriority ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
The Pointer Sisters show plenty of rockish influences here – drawing tunes from folks like Ian Hunter, Bruce Springsteen, Graham Parker, Jagger & Richards, and Robbie Robertson – and fusing their compositions with the trio's own soulful energy! Richard Perry produced, and the album' ... read more CD

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Positive ChangePositive Change ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $16.99
An excellent smooth soul classic – with production by the legendary Al Johnson! The group began as a harmony soul ensemble in the 60s, but by the time of this recording in the late 70s, they'd transformed into Positive Change, and were getting a very sweet soul tip from Johnson! The record ... read more CD

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Billy Preston16 Year Old Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Derby/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
Easily one of the coolest, hippest, and most soulful records that Billy Preston ever cut – very different both from his famous work on A&M, and his early sides for Apple and Vee Jay – and done with a raw groove that makes each cut feel like some rare funky 45! The style here is a ... read more CD

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Billy Preston & SyreetaBilly Preston & Syreeta (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
A nice little follow-up to Billy Preston & Syreeta's work on the Fast Break soundtrack – and a record that's one of the few key sides to carry the older Motown duet soul mode firmly into the 80s! There's a great sense of balance here – one that uses Syreeta's sweeter vocal approach ... read more CD

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Prime TimeFlying High (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy .... $14.99
Sweet keyboards and loads of wonderful 80s grooves – a great little set that perfectly balances jazzy riffing, funky rhythms, and warm soulful vocals! The cover's a bit slick, but there's a lot more depth here than some of Prime Time's contemporaries – an ear both for the mainstream ... read more CD

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Process & The Doo RagsToo Sharp (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
A nearly-lost relic of 80s groove – and a sharp little side project from Rick James! Process and group are clearly going for a sound to rival the Time on this set – working as a well-costumed group ensemble with a bass-heavy funky groove at the bottom of every track – and their ... read more CD

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Professor LonghairLast Mardi Gras ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1982. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99 19.98
A late recording for the legendary Professor Longhair – but one that's also instantly timeless, and maybe one of the best documents ever of his unique power on the piano! The setting is the small Tipitina club in New Orleans – a real hotbed of roots music for decades, and a perfect ... read more CD

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Sir Joe Quarterman & Free SoulSir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GSF/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $16.99
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – ... read more CD

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Quiet EleganceQuiet Elegance – The Hi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Solid (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $22.99
The complete Hi Records singles of Quiet Elegance – a great 70s soul female trio formed by two former members of The Glories, and one of Martha & The Vandellas – who recorded for Hi with some mighty great production work from Willie Mitchell! The girls have a style that's similar ... read more CD

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Lou Ragland/Hot ChocolateI Travel Alone (Hot Chocolate/Conveyor/bonus & unreleased tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD .... $22.99 29.99
An amazing set of music – two rare albums from Ohio funk legend Lou Ragland, plus bonus tracks, and a whole set of unreleased sessions too – a huge amount of new music, even if you've got some of the previous reissues! First up is the legendary Hot Chocolate album – one of the ... read more CD

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Sheryl Lee RalphIn The Evening (with bonus tracks) ... CD
New York Music Company/Hot Shot (UK), 1984. New Copy .... $14.99
Catchy crossover soul from Sheryl Lee Ralph – a singer who'd graced the same Dreamgirls stage as part of the original trio with Jennifer Holliday – stepping out on her own in this debut solo set! The record features production and arrangements from Trevor Lawrence, who'd worked ... read more CD

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $13.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... read more CD
Also available Get Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Rare EarthGet Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy .... $14.99 18.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... read more CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)
Also available Get Ready ... CD 13.99

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Rasputin's StashRasputin's Stash ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $14.99
A killer debut from Rasputin Stash – a funky group who work with all the long-haired inspiration you'd expect from their name! The groove is a mix of guitars and tight horns – undercut by the kind of heavy basslines that later made the group a good fit for Curtom Records, and lots of ... read more CD

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Raw SpittRaw Spitt ... CD
Canyon/Alive, 1970. New Copy .... $13.99 14.99
A lost treasure from the Swamp Dogg universe of the early 60s – and one of the first albums to ever feature the vocals of Charlie Whitehead too! Charlie works here as a Swamp Dogg protege – and Swamp arranged, produced, and wrote most of the tracks on the record – with that great ... read more CD

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Lou RawlsNow Is The Time/Close Company ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1982/1984. New Copy .... $11.99
A pair of post Philly International gems from Lou Rawls on Epic – Now Is The Time from '82 and Close Company from '84 – in a single set! Now Is The Time is a solid soul effort from Lou, still working wonders here in the early 80s on a record that stands the test of time surprisingly ... read more CD

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Ray & His CourtSalsa Y Estilo ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Mid 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
A stone funky classic from Ray & His Court – a really weird blend of Latin roots and offbeat 70s elements – all tangled up with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! This album's a bit less straight funk than Ray's "Cookie Crumbs" classic – but that's ... read more CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Ray & His Musical CourtCookie Crumbs – The Greatest Hits ... CD
Essential, Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99 16.98
Some of the tightest funky 70s jamming ever from Ray & His Musical Court, a group that perfectly fuses JB/Horny Horns funk with beat-heavy Afro-Cuban groove! Ray & co. are one of the more obscure funky combos of the era, and it's a damn shame, because the group's tight-as-can-be amalgam of ... read more CD

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Otis ReddingKing Of Soul (4CD set) ... CD
Atco/Atlantic, 1960s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $39.99 44.98
A killer collection of work by one of the greatest soul singers ever – almost 100 tracks of 60s soul from the legendary Otis Redding – wrapped up here in one mighty sweet package! The music spans the full scope of Redding's growth in the 60s – early solo tracks for Stax Records, ... read more CD

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ReddingsAwakening ... CD
Believe In A Dream/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy .... $18.99
A great dawn of the 80s set from The Reddings! It’s steeped in bouncing bass, snapping rhythms, and plenty of full on groovers from the Reddings trio – a set that has their vocals tightly wrapped around rhythms that are heavy on the boogie and mainstream funk modes of the time! Bass is ... read more CD

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasHeat Wave ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
Wonderfully romping grooves from one of Motown's first great groups – a stunning set of tracks that really put The Vandellas on the map! The title cut's one of those stormers that played for years on both sides of the Atlantic – and was a key inspiration to the UK soul scene too – ... read more CD

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New Clarence ReidRunning Water ... CD
Alston (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $16.99
An early gem from Clarence Reid – a set recorded early in the big wave of Miami soul from the 70s – with all the best southern soul modes fully intact! Reid's nicely balanced here between deep soul and funk – shifting easily between the styles with care and class that you'd never ... read more CD

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Reid IncReid Inc (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
TK/Clinck (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $14.99
An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records – one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time – upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall – more fast funk in the instrumentation, ... read more CD

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Rene & AngelaRene & Angela/Wall To Wall ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy .... $16.99
The first couple Rene & Angela records for Capitol – together for the first time on this great CD from Expansion! First up, is the great self-titled debut from Angela Winbush and Rene Moore as a duo – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture ... read more CD

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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden ... CD
Cadet/Varese, 1970. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by ... read more CD

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel ... CD
Capitol/Micro Werks, 1974. New Copy .... $7.99 9.98
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest soul divas! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of ... read more CD
Also available Perfect Angel (Japanese version) ... CD 16.99

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel/Adventures In Paradise ... CD
EMI (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy .... $13.99
A dream come true – Minnie's first two solo albums for Epic, back to back on one CD! Perfect Angel was one of THE albums that helped define the sound of female soul in the 70s – a record that moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney ... read more CD

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Ritchie FamilyBad Reputation ... CD
Casablanca/Gold Legion, 1979. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
That's quite a Village People cover on the front – no surprise, as The Ritchie Family are also another key project from VP creator and disco wizard Jacques Morali! All the best Morali modes are firmly in place – that hard-driving, long-grooving style that's perfect for the clubs – ... read more CD

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Jackie RobinsonI'm Different (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Ariola, 1976. New Copy .... $7.99 16.98
The rare disco soul LP from German chanteuse Gitta MacKay, aka Jackie Robinson – featuring the great single "Moving Like A Superstar" and the sample classic "Pussyfooter" – and a great set overall that should have made her a worldwide star! The album was released in ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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James RobinsonGuilty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy .... $22.99
One of the few records ever cut by James Robinson – a smoothed-voiced singer who should have been one of the bigger ballad stars of his time! Robinson's got a deep range to his style – and works here in some gently-stepping numbers that really stand head and shoulders above most of the ... read more CD

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Roscoe RobinsonLet Me Be Myself – The Best Of Roscoe Robinson ... CD
Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
Really great deep soul from Roscoe Robinson – a singer who hardly ever got his due, but who made some killer singles at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s! The package definitely lives up to its promise of the "best" – as it brings together wonderful Robinson material ... read more CD

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesMake It Happen ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
A romping groover from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – and a record that really has them punching things up, after starting out for Motown as a much more mellow harmony group! Robinson's crackling lead really makes the set sparkle – that warm, honest, earnest quality that Smokey ... read more CD

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RodriguezComing From Reality (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach ... read more CD

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DJ RogersLove Brought Me Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty DJ Rogers – one of the most positive, powerful voices in 70s soul music! The set's a sublime Rogers showcase all the way through – as DJ wrote, arranged, and produced the whole record – in partnership with the Earth Wind & Fire ... read more CD

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) (limited 2CD special edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1976. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99 29.98
Essential peak solo material from Diana – her aptly self-titled set from 1976, showing Ms. Ross stretching out stylistically with incredible style and with beautiful vocals! Diana '76 is among her best work of the 70s – and that's saying something! It opens with the gorgeous "Them ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Diana RossEvening With Diana Ross (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory (France), 1977. New Copy Gatefold .... $16.99 18.99
A smoking live performance from Diana Ross – a double-length set that offers up the lady in all full aspects of her glory! Ross sings not just in the clubby soul mode that made her a huge act at the time, but also brings in echoes of older Motown moments, plus a fair bit of jazz inspiration ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Diana RossRoss (Motown) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory (France), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Diana Ross in the sweet clubby 70s – working here in a set of upbeat groovers that really show off her talents as a disco diva! The tunes are mostly upbeat, and surprisingly fresh – not nearly as disco cliched as you might expect, and handled in just the right way to take advantage of ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Rotary ConnectionSongs/Hey Love ... CD
Cadet/BGP (UK), 1969/1971. New Copy .... $14.99
Some of the most godlike soul music to be recorded on this planet, and two of the best-ever albums by this amazing Chicago collective that included the late Minnie Riperton, and who were arranged and produced by the great Charles Stepney! Both albums feature swirling complex arrangements, filled ... read more CD

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Round TripRound Trip ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
A real stormer from Round Trip – a group whose roots go back to the legendary Sins Of Satan album on Buddah, and who also work here with great production from Al Perkins – in a style that's a bit like his music with One Way! We're not sure if "round trip" was an answer to One ... read more CD

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David RuffinMy Whole World Ended/Feelin Good ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, 1969. New Copy .... $16.99
The first two solo albums by David Ruffin – back to back on a single CD! My Whole World Ended is a great start as a solo act for the legendary David Ruffin – stepping out here from The Temptations with a wonderfully heartbreaking style! The title of the record really sums up the feel ... read more CD

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Patrice RushenPatrice ... CD
Elektra/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
A sweeeeeet groover by Patrice Rushen – her first album for Elektra, and a stunning blend of funky jazz and soul! The record really has Patrice stepping out from her earlier years at Prestige – working in some surprisingly great vocals next to tight lines on Fender Rhodes, synth, and ... read more CD

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New Patrice RushenPatrice/Pizzazz/Posh (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Edsel (UK), 1978/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
Three wonderful albums – all wrapped up in a sweet single packag! First up is the self-titled Patrice album – a sweeeeeet groover by Patrice Rushen – her first album for Elektra, and a stunning blend of funky jazz and soul! The record really has Patrice stepping out from her ... read more CD

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Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart/Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Edsel (UK), 1982/1984. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
A pair of 80s classics from the great Patrice Rushen! First up is Straight From The Heart – a huge album for Patrice Rushen – thanks largely to the track "Forget Me Nots", which is a perfect blend of jazz and soul, in that warm sweet style she was forging after her early days ... read more CD

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Arthur RussellLet's Go Swimming EP – Let's Go Swimming (Gulf Stream Dub, Puppy Surf Dub, Coastal Dub)/Make 1, 2 (Gem Spa Dub) ... CD
Audika, Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold .... $10.99
An avant dancefloor work of genius by Arthur Russell – the frantically beat-heavy, sunny and psychedelic single "Let's Go Swimming" that's from 1986, but it's really a unique piece of work that exists out of place and time – here in 3 distinctive versions along with a ... read more CD
Also available Let's Go Swimming EP – Let's Go Swimming (Gulf Stream Dub, Puppy Surf Dub, Coastal Dub)/Make 1, 2 (Gem Spa Dub) ... 12-inch 12.99

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Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
Dancefloor jams, post disco soul, early NYC hip hop beats and straight up amazing 80s NYC progressive club genius from Arthur Russell – a compilation of great tracks he performed on, authored, remixed, edited or produced for Sleeping Bag in the early-to-mid 80s! Includes underground classics ... read more CD

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Salsoul OrchestraHeat It Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $14.99
A great new chapter for the Salsoul Orchestra – a set that has them working with underground legend Patrick Adams, who gives them an even cooler sound than before! There's more keyboards in the mix than on previous albums – some of those cool and moogy touches that Adams brought to his ... read more CD

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New Salsoul OrchestraHow High (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
The Salsoul Orchestra in all of its glory – flying high away from Vince Montana on this later release – but still soaring to new heights with help from Bunny Sigler and other Philly talents! The groove is every bit as upbeat as before – Philly club at its best, with lots of help ... read more CD

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Salsoul OrchestraNice N Naasty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $14.99
An excellent groover from the legendary Vince Montana! Vince arranged, produced, conducted, and wrote just about all of this second album by hard-grooving Salsoul Orchestra – and the album's a no-nonsense batch of disco instrumentals that's way better than many of the fake albums of the type ... read more CD

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New Salsoul OrchestraUp The Yellow Brick Road (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $14.99
One of the stranger moments in the Salsoul catalog, but a great groover too – an album of tunes from films, interpreted by the Salsoul Orchestra in a soaring disco mode! The style was one that was certainly aimed at the more mainstream club-goers at the time – a way to reach out to the ... read more CD

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Sam & The Soul MachinePo'k Bones & Rice – Unreleased New Orleans Funk 1969-1974 ... CD
Funky Delicacies, 1969/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99 13.99
A wealth of funky instrumentals – never issued before! Sam & The Soul Machine were a funky New Orleans combo that had a sound that was a heck of a lot like the Meters – dubby bass, tight snapping drums, and some warm and bubbling organ work that gave the music a sweetly soulful ... read more CD

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Satisfaction UnlimitedThink Of The Children ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $24.99
A really compelling little set from Satisfaction Unlimited – a group we only know from this one corker of a record on the Hot Wax label! The style's a bit in some of the harmony modes of the east coast scene of the time – yet like most Hot Wax/Invictus work, there's also a bit of an ... read more CD

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Larry Saunders & OthersFree Angela ... CD
Sound Of Soul/Secret Stash, 1971. New Copy .... $13.99 16.99
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 CD
Also available Free Angela (with download) ... LP 16.99

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Scherrie & SusayePartners ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
A surprisingly great album from these two former member of The Supremes – Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene-Brown – put together with production help from Eugene McDaniels, who really helps give the whole thing a hipper spin than some of the girls' more famous work from before! There's ... read more CD

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Jim SchmidtSomething Right ... CD
Creole Stream (Japan), 1982. New Copy .... $22.99
Rare modern soul and sunny, easygoing jams from singer Jim Schmidt – kind of a blue eyed soul set with period touches, but without any of the tinny stylistic trappings of the early 80s – bright, warm and good natured grooves that deserve some late love. Jim brings some spiritual ... read more CD

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Peggy ScottShe's Got It All – Rare 70s Soul ... CD
Shout (UK), Late 70s. New Copy .... $6.99
Obscure 70s work from southern soul vocalist Peggy Scott – recorded during some lesser-known years in her career! Peggy's probably best known for her work with Jo Jo Benson on SSS International in the late 60s – and for her recent fame as Peggy Scott-Adams – but here, she's heard ... read more CD

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Gil Scott-Heron1980 ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $16.99
A great one from Gil Scott-Heron – and another wonderful collaboration with Brian Jackson – who handled all the arrangements on this set, and gave the record that sweet jazzy sound that makes Gil's work from this time some of his best ever! There's loads of excellent electric piano ... read more CD

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Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $11.99
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz ... read more CD

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Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Begins – The Flying Dutchman Masters (New Black Poet/Pieces Of A Man/Free Will/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs .... $29.99
Gil Scott-Heron at his early best and most revolutionary – circa Small Talk At 125th And Lenox, Pieces Of Man and Free Will, plus a host of rare and unreleased material – the complete Flying Dutchman Masters in a masterfully compiled anthology! Rather than simply collecting the ... read more CD

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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonGil Scott-Heron Anthology – Messages ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy .... $16.99
Some of the best tracks ever from the pair of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – some of most righteous, authoritative and thematically heavy soul music ever created – compiled in one incredible set! Messianic, emotive vocals from Gil and stunningly restrained, magical soul jazz ... read more CD

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SearchSearch I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly World/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $6.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the ... read more CD
Also available Search I ... CD 8.99

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SeawindLight The Light/Seawind ... CD
A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy .... $14.99
A pair of A&M classics from the mighty Seawind! First up is Light The Light – a great step forward for Seawind – as the combo's working here in a style that's a bit leaner than before, but still every bit as warm and jazzy – a perfect foil for the soulful vocals of singer ... read more CD

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ShalamarFriends (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy 2 CDs .... $22.99
A key album in the legendary 80s run of Shalamar – and a set that gets a tremendous amount out of a very stripped-down sound! The sound of Shalamar builds from a bit of bass, some snapping drums, waves of keyboards, and especially great vocals – warm and sweet, but never too commercial ... read more CD
Also available
Friends ... LP 3.99
Friends ... CD 13.99

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Marlena ShawFrom The Depths Of My Soul (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $15.99
An excellent set of sophisticated soul cuts from Marlena Shaw – and a album that more than lives up to the title! Marlena really sparkles here – thanks to impeccable arrangements by Wade Marcus that perfectly mix together jazz and soul – finding that unique space that Shaw and a ... read more CD

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Marlena ShawJust A Matter of Time (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
Soaring soul from Marlena Shaw – her last recording for Blue Note, and a set that points the way towards her bigger fame to come at Columbia Records! Like some of her previous sets, there's definitely still some jazzy elements in the mix – yet the overall sound is much more fully ... read more CD

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Marlena ShawMarlena Shaw Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother/Expansion (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
At last! Someone's finally gone and put together a real collection of Marlena Shaw's fantastic jazzy soul work! Sure, there's been other compilations out on the market – but this one's the real deal, and spans her years at Chess/Cadet, Blue Note, and Columbia – years that saw Marlena ... read more CD

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Labi SiffreSinger & The Song (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI (UK), New Copy .... $11.99
An incredible record from Labi Siffre – spare, simple, and totally beautiful – in a space beyond category! The album is the sort that should have been a real standout in the 70s – early work by one of the freshest songwriters to hit the British scene, sung in a style that's a bit ... read more CD

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Bunny SiglerLet Me Party With You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the best of Bunny Sigler's disco albums – a classic pairing with a the group Instant Funk, and a record that helped define the second generation of the Philly groove! Bunny's still got some of the sweeter touches of earlier years, but he also comes across with a much fuller vocal ... read more CD

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Alfie SilasAlfie/Be Yourself (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982/1983. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of Alfie Silas albums for RCA – back to back on a single CD! First up is Alfie – filled with sweet crossover grooves from Alfie Silas – a singer with the same hook-heavy approach used by other 80s female singers like Denice Williams or Cheryl Lynn – set up here with ... read more CD

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New Silver ConventionSave Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $14.99
A huge breakout moment for disco in the 70s – the first album from Silver Convention, a very early example of the European power on the club scene! The group's the brainchild of arranger Sylvester Levay and producer Michael Kunze – who come up with some great German disco rhythms for ... read more CD

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SilvettiSpring Rain (plus bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $14.99
This is the kind of Italian disco we can get our ears around! Bebu Silvetti is on keyboards, and at the helm of the orchestra – working here like an Italian Barry White, on a groove that's very similar to the best work of the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The tracks have a harder focus on the ... read more CD
Also available Spring Rain (plus bonus track) (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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SilvettiSpring Rain (plus bonus track) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Salsoul/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $19.99
This is the kind of Italian disco we can get our ears around! Bebu Silvetti is on keyboards, and at the helm of the orchestra – working here like an Italian Barry White, on a groove that's very similar to the best work of the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The tracks have a harder focus on the ... read more CD
Also available Spring Rain (plus bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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SkyySkyyline (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $14.99
A stone classic from Skyy – one of those groups who virtually helped invent 80s groove! Like the best of the genre – such as Slave, BB&Q Band, and others – Skyy have a soulful approach that goes way past the simple cliches that other groups were so content to only muddle ... read more CD

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Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $15.99
A stone classic from Percy Sledge – and a set that really put southern soul on the map! Along with the familiar title hit – one of those tunes you'll recognize instantly – the album's a treasure trove of deep soul numbers – done under the supervision of Quin Ivy, in ... read more CD

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Sly & The Family StoneHigher (4CD box set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $52.99 59.98
Your Sly & The Family Stone collection just got a whole lot bigger – thanks to this amazing package that's filled with rare recordings, live tracks, unusual mixes, and 17 previously unreleased tracks! Even if you own all of Sly's incredible records from the late 60s and early 70s, this ... read more CD
Also available Higher (8LP box set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 142.99

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Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On (gold CD deluxe version) ... CD
Epic/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy .... $24.99
A landmark album in a landmark package – a set that takes this gem from Sly & The Family Stone, presses it up on a special hi-fidelity gold CD, then cradles the whole thing in special box with a heavy hardcover book with lots of new notes – and a fabric American flag sewn right onto ... read more CD
(Limited edition boxed set with embroidered flag cover, 24k gold disc, hard cover book & photos.)

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Verdelle SmithTar & Cement – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Capitol/Omni, Mid 60s. New Copy .... $16.99 19.98
A beautiful album of baroque soul from Verdelle Smith – a singer who was destined to score big in the mid 60s, but somehow only managed to cut a handful of records before dropping out of secular music forever! Verdelle's got an unusual style that's halfway between Dionne Warwick and Nancy ... read more CD

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Smith ConnectionUnder My Wings (plus bonus track) ... CD
Music Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $24.99
A sublime bit of east coast soul – and the only full album ever cut by this heavenly-voiced trio! The group have a sound to rival the best of their contemporaries on the harmony soul scene – one that floats along on a light pillow of strings and soul, with just the right amount of ... read more CD
Also available Under My Wings ... LP 9.99

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New SOS BandJust The Way You Like It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1984. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Just the way we like it from SOS Band – tight, but never too uptight – grooving, but never too over the top either – and with plenty of room for mellower moments that really round the album out nicely! The set's got SOS right at the height of their famous run for Tabu Records ... read more CD

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SOS BandOn The Rise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1983. New Copy .... $16.99
Sweet sweet grooves from the SOS Band – definitely on the rise at the time, but still sounding great, with all the best elements of their early work firmly intact! The core group are very much at home in the studio – and have this cohesive sound that really comes through right away ... read more CD
Also available On The Rise ... LP 4.99

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SOS BandOne Of Many Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1991. New Copy .... $16.99
Late in the game for the SOS Band, but a set that still has them stepping far out in front of most of their contemporaries – using that old school funk training to work through newer 90s grooves – all in a style that's got the best lean qualities of the time! Chandra Currelley's in the ... read more CD

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SOS BandTabu Anthology (SOS/SOS Band Too/SOS Band III/On The Rise/Just The Way/Sands Of Time/Diamonds In/One Of Many/bonus tracks) (10 CD set) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1980s. New Copy 10 CDs .... $74.99
Every single album by the mighty SOS Band – packaged in one sweet little set, complete with two more CDs' worth of bonus material as well! The group were one of the best funky soul acts of the 80s – and had an amazing run on Tabu Records – all of which is documented here in a ... read more CD
 
 



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