A big album for Chaka – as her hits of the late 70s and 1980s are remixed into new club versions for the 90s – although oddly, those versions, which were "fresh" at the time, sound almost a bit dated next to some of the originals! Remixers include Hank Shocklee & Eric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Chaka Khan —
Naughty ... LP Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ....
$5.99Just Sold Out!
A great album of mellow modern soul tracks recorded in Chaka's post-Rufus years! The record was produced by the great Arif Mardin, the man who made so many of the 70s Atlantic soul records work so well – and he handled Chaka's voice with a sweet sweet sound that you don't always get on her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant 70s comeback for Ben E King – a record that shows the world that his vocals are still some of the best in soul, long after his early hits – and a massively mature effort that also grooves like a mofo! King's style here is completely different than before – rich, full, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A smooth set of modern soul tracks – handled with a somewhat lifeless approach on most titles, but with a few decent moments. Michael Omartin handled the arrangements, Steve Barri produced, and Bobby's on lead vocals on all tracks. Titles include "Summer Nights", "Mind ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Evelyn Champagne King —
Flirt ... LP EMI, 1988. Near Mint- ....
$1.99Just Sold Out!
Evelyn King is in solid 80s groove territory here – working with a fair bit of beats and keyboards – and getting help in the studio from T Life and Rene & Angela! The former sweetness of King's poppier hits is nicely suppressed here amidst the fuzzy guitars and flashy electronics ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King works his way through some of the best Stax tracks of the late 60s – bringing his New York soulful sax to a whole bunch of tracks that Atlantic would soon own once they screwed Stax in 1968. King's versions are all pretty nice, with that mix of sweet and raw that you'll hear on his best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet take on the sound of soul in the 60s – as King Curtis turns his well-honed saxophone sound towards a number of pop and soul tunes of the time! The format here is slightly mellow – of the sort that would be a perfect instrumental backing for Aretha Franklin and some of the other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work by King Curtis for Atlantic – sexy, soulful sax solos right out front – over the top of sweet larger arrangements by the great Arif Mardin! The sound is wonderful – a landmark in the genre of instrumental soul, and done with a style that made Curtis' sax a key ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & blue label pressing. Cover has a pair of cutout holes.)
A classic King Curtis LP, and the one that includes his stellar cut "Memphis Soul Stew", a nice slow groover that has some excellent drums and basslines, and which has been sampled at least a handful of times! The other cuts are mostly covers of late 60s pop and soul tracks – like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing. Cover has a light stain along the opening & a name in pen.)
Kinsman Dazz —
Dazz ... LP 20th Century, 1979. Very Good ....
Kinsman Dazz are even funkier here than before – showing off their Ohio roots, and pointing the way towards the classic Dazz Band sound they'd forge in the 80s! Rhythms are very tight throughout – but still often touched with the jazzy elements that made the group so great in their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lew Kirton —
Talk To Me ... LP CBS/Believe In A Dream, 1983. Near Mint- ....
$11.99Just Sold Out!
An excellent 2nd album from Lew Kirton – a bit smoother than his first one, but still with that great mellow soul sound that we dig so much! Lew's a strong singer in a tradition that includes Leroy Hutson and Leon Ware – sweetly grooving in a warm and mellow style, but also kicking ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Right in the middle of classic period work for Kleeer – and a record that nicely balances their funkier side with a better talent for more soulful styled numbers! The cover's got an 80s "workout" look that makes you worry that the record might be some aerobic material – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the better soul groups of the early 80s – one who managed to mix electric keyboards with harmony vocals, yet still keep a sound that was pretty real. This album's got plenty of that great "wheeeeeep" keyboard sound, used to punctuate the songs' choruses, and lay down the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, with a name in marker on the front and back.)
A sweet sweet groover from Klique – with a sound that more than makes us forgive them for their silly costumes on the cover! The tunes on the set have a wonderfully simple approach to the groove – one that you might not expect from the group's glossy image, but which is served up here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, a large name in marker, and some pen.)
A wicked set of electro soul from Klique – a trio who've got a lot more to offer than some of their 80s groove contemporaries! The backings are a bit more electric than the funk of their roots, but the overall groove is graced with very strong vocals from the trio of Howard Huntsberry, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Given the work that must have gone into the hairdo's on the cover of this one, it's no surprise Klymaxx are in the Ladies Room – most likely still waiting for their hair to dry! The album's a batch of tightly-crafted mid 80s crossover soul – as much pop as it is the kind of female ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful solo set by Gladys Knight – a record that has her stepping out strongly on her own, during a brief break from The Pips! The set's arranged by Gene Page – who mixes together strings and soul at a level that supports the classy style that Knight had forged at Buddah ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Gladys Knight & The Pips —
Anthology ... LP Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ....
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice 2LP set that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. Includes their original version of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
14 tracks from the early Fury sessions, back when the Pips were a good R&B vocal group, and Gladys sang over the top on such beautiful tracks as "Operator", "Every Beat of My Heart", "You Broke Your Promise", and "Love Call". ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Gladys' earliest singles – put together by the Bell label, but recorded earlier in the 60s. Titles include "Letter Full Of Tears", "Lovers Always Forgive", "Operator", "Tell Her You're Mine", "Giving Up", "Every Beat Of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Knight's classic – and a monumental album of funky female soul that was one of the best albums in the "second generation" Stax era! You probably know the title cut, as it was her biggest hit, and the inspiration for loads of "answer" songs (some of which came from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam with some tape residue.)
Smooth modern soul from Kokomo – slicker than the group's first self-titled album for Columbia, from the mid 70s, but almost better, thanks to some great songwriting and production. There's a nicely compressed Free Soul approach, tinged by a bit of AOR mellow – and although there's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn.)
Jams ... LP Dog Brothers, 1988. Very Good+ ....
Updated versions of these classic 80s disco not disco jams from Konk. This late 80s LP reprises some of their numbers from earlier in the decade, but keeps their dancefloor friendly percussion heavy approach. 7 numbers in all, including "Acid Jam", "4th Edition", "Konk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This one's called a "best of", but it's really one of the group's first albums, and it pulls together a host of great early tracks, some of which were only ever on singles! The record's got a shiny gold cover, and it's rare as hen's teeth! Titles include "The Penguin", "Le ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the non-metallic cover, which has some wear and splash stains.)
Often overlooked amidst the bigger early albums by Kool & The Gang – but a totally solid record of funky stuff that's right up there with their best work! The band is super-tight at this point, grooving along in a hard drum, heavy bass, wah wah guitar frenzy – and even the vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful second set from Kwick – a bit more grooving than their first, with added emphasis on funky bass bits and keyboards – yet a set that's still filled with all the great vocals from before! It's not easy to harmonize tightly while stepping along with a lively rhythm, but Kwick ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a sticker on the front and a bit of pen on the back.)
One of the later, post-Fantasy albums by the LA Boppers – a great one for Mercury! Bop Time has some of their nice smooth two step harmony vocals set amidst jazz-tinged arrangements – with plenty of funk in the mix, too – especially in those killer basslines! Augie Johnson ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet 70s set that has the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash teaming up with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who brings the group some of the chunkier grooves he'd been using in his own great 70s work! The album's got a nicely romping sound throughout – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)
Outrageous ... LP Solar, 1984. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
$1.99Just Sold Out!
A bit past their salad days of funky West Coast numbers like "Fantastic Voyage", but still peddling the LA sound that would lay the basis for G-funk years later, bass heavy grooves under whiny keyboards that owes more than a little to Cameo and later P-Funk. The title track's the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch & some wear.)
From the title of this one, you can tell that Denise is going for a bit of late 70s Mille Jackson action – mixing the rougher styles of her roots with some more sophisticated backings – all in a proto-feminist mode that always comes out with the lady on the top! Production is by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "It's Lying Time Again", "It Makes Me So Mad", "Love Break", "Footprints Of A Fool", "Your Pleasure My Business", and "You'll Never Get Your Hooks In Me". ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Westbound debut of Denise LaSalle – and a killer bit of southern soul recorded down in Memphis with Willie Mitchell, despite the Detroit address of the label! The set is a real burner throughout – one that features mostly original material by Denise, recorded with a spare and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Think About It", "Too Little In Common To Be Lovers", "Trapped By A Thing Called Love", "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy", and "Keep On Dancin Rock". Arranged by David Van DePitte. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later album from the Last Poets – recorded after their classic run in the 70s, but still pretty nice overall! The record's a bit of an unusual one, in that it shows a bit of the creeping "street" element that the Poets would absorb into their work after being dubbed as the "G ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Last Poets —
Right On! ... LP Juggernaut, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)....
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet late 70s grooves from Latimore – a bit less bluesy than at the start of the decade, but in a mighty nice way! The set's got loads of warm undercurrents – and shows Latimore pushing his southern soul roots into a modern soul mode – with surprisingly great results – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from Latimore – possibly the king of the Miami soul scene of the 70s! The record's got him moving away from the blusier sound of his earlier days – in keeping with the direction he started on his second album – and it's got a lot of great electric piano riffing, plus ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare set from legendary southern soul diva Betty Lavette – recorded as a one-off for Motown in the early 80s, but done in a deep soul style that has plenty of 70s touches! The feel here is almost in the Malaco mode – southern soul, but with some more sophisticated modern touches ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear and a gold promo stamp.)
A wicked little soundtrack that's about as badass as you can get for the 70s – the obscure score for the black answer to Warren Beatty's famous Shampoo! The music on the set is really great – sparer than usual for a blacksploitation soundtrack, with lots of nice instrumental tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tasty collection of funky soul tracks by this great singer who recorded briefly in the early 70s for the Hot Wax label. The set includes her legendary breakbeat track "Crumbs Off The Table", sample more than once over the years – plus other titles like "Woman's Love ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime soul from the mighty Laura Lee – one of the best deep soul singers of the 70s, even though she recorded with the mostly-northern team of Holland Dozier Holland! The set shows that the trio really knew how to change it up after leaving Motown – and although Lee had recorded for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, a promo tracklist sticker along the bottom, and a bit of tape in one corner.)
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, a cutout hole, and some light staining.)
An excellent batch of hard soul grooves from the great Laura Lee! This one was her first for the Hot Wax label – and it's got the raw quality of her earlier singles for labels like Chess, with a hard vocal style that's very much in the Aretha Franklin/Fontella Bass camp – plus some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some very nice pop soul tracks by this lovely vocalist from the 60s! The record features a core group of backing by the Ronnie Brown trio, plus some larger arrangements by Lincoln Mayorga. The sound is nice and soulful, with a bit of a jazzy touch – in the manner of some of Nancy Wilson's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from Linda Lewis – one of the sweetest soul talents of the 70s! Linda's got a great jazzy vocal style that's somewhere between Minnie Riperton and other more folksy singers, like Ellen McIlwaine, and she's really got a knack for writing great little tracks that have a good groove ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strong 70s set from Linda Lewis – her first for Arista, and a date that has her picking up a fuller style than before! The arrangements here are by Bert DeCoteaux, who brings in plenty of soul – and Linda's working in modes that run from the simple, personal style of her Warner years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bit of light wear, a promo sticker, a bumped corner, a cutout hole, and a stain.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing deluxe reissue – super-heavy cover, great vinyl, and limited!)
Not the original version of Joe's big hit "The Honeydripper" – but a great album of R&B tracks! The set was recorded under the supervision of Bob Blackwell during the late 50s – and Bob takes Joe's influential hard R&B style, and applies it to some of the well-crafted ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice reissue that collects together some of the best Specialty sides by Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers. Lots of hard 50's R&B stuff, with the cuts "Little Joe's Boogie", "The Honeydripper", "Pink Champagne", "The Big Dipper", and "Do You Love Me ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An 80s pop soul classic from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force – insistent and irresistible to this day – and a solid album full of tunes that stand up strongly with their unstoppable hit singles of the period! Yes, the sound would get a bit too cutesy and played out by the end ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s – a full set of work by vocalist Little Ann, issued here for the first time ever! You might recognize Ann's name from her appearance on a few of the Ace/Kent Records issues of material by Detroit producer Dave Hamilton over the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl in a super-heavy tip-on sleeve!)
Little Beaver —
Joey ... LP Cat, 1972. New Copy (reissue)....
$9.99Just Sold Out!
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a bit of pen on the front.)
Lloydie & The Lowbites —
Censored! ... LP Lowbite, Early 70s. Very Good ....
We don't know who Lloydie is, but from the sound of things, he was the Rudy Ray Moore of Jamaica! The record is a batch of kicked-back rocksteady and reggae tunes, all extremely pornographic. Check titles like "Fat Fat Girl", "Rough Rider", "Wine and Grine", and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A club classic on Salsoul – with a soaring sound that's still grooving dancefloors today! The record was arranged and conducted by Leroy Burgess – who also sang lead vocals and wrote all the material – and it's got a sound that's similar to some of the later uptempo grooves that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a large name in marker on both sides, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)
A really nice batch of early 80s soul from Loose Ends – one of the best remembered groups who were making strong soul music in Britain in the period – and who actually recorded this excellent first album at Philadelphia's Alpha Studios! Making the record in Philly was a wise decision ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album from Loose Ends – probably one of their best! The set came out in 1990, when Soul II Soul were cracking the charts, and showing the world that the UK soul scene was ready to burst. And although Loose Ends had been laboring in the wasteland of UK soul for years, they ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The 80s production tip is perhaps a bit high on this effort by Loose Ends – with maybe a little bit too much of that tinny drum machine groove – but the overall quality of the record is still pretty high when compared to other soul of the time. Titles include "Life", "Wat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy little album of pop soul recorded for Capitol, with arrangements by Sid Feller and Mike Melvoin! We're not sure what the single is here, but this has the same feel as some of the Patti Drew LPs, in which there's a few lesser known cuts, and then a bunch of pop covers. Titles include "W ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little collection of earlier singles that Rudy and crew cut for Calla Records during the mid 70s – a mix of funky disco tunes, sweeter soul numbers, and a few classic sounding tracks handled with a really professional approach. The vocals are excellent on most numbers – sung ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Long lost soul from Love Apple – the only known recordings made by the female vocal trio in the late 70s – rehearsal takes made with the legendary Lou Ragland! Love Apple is Lily Pearson, Annette Warren and Avetta Henry – working here with Cleveland soul mainstay Ragland, who was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Insert promotional photo of Love Apple with notes on the back side.)
At one level, this is a horribly cliched album of disco – with lots of throwaway female vocals, goofy lyrics, retro touches, and mindless grooving by the band. But at another level, there's a few nice soul tracks with a pretty good groove – and these will hold up well if you can get ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)
Love Unlimited —
In Heat ... LP 20th Century, 1974. Very Good ....
Classic 70s female soul – and one of the best albums ever recorded by Love Unlimited – a trio of ladies recording with Barry White during his glory years! The album's got a really incredible approach – partly in the mode of older female group soul, but also done with a hipper, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
An 80s groover from LTD – one that has the group working strongly on both groovers and ballads, the latter of which may well be the strongest suit here! Jeffery Osborne's long gone from the group, but his warmly soulful legacy lives on in the vocal style of the love songs – kind of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best albums ever by LTD – featuring some wonderful early vocals by Jeffery Osborne, and stellar production by the team of Larry and Fonce Mizell! The Mizell Brothers sound a lot different here than they do on their Blue Note work – more deeply soulful, with a sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Massively solid boogie work from Jeffrey Osborne and LTD – still grooving beautifully at the end of the 70s, and working here with top-shelf production from Bobby Martin! The set's got that buoyant LTD groove that was a perfect foil for Osborne's soaring vocals – a sound that never ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Jeffrey Osborne's really emerging strongly here in the mellow soul mode – especially on the album's two great ballad cuts, "Concentrate On You" and "We Both Deserve Each Other", both of which are smooth mellow steppers with a modern soul approach that's slightly less ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty strange little album from LTG Exchange – a blend of Latin, funk, and soul – wrapped up in a comic-stripped cover that pushes the album as sort of a "black rock operetta"! The feel here is different than the group's earlier work – a bit more disco oriented, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
One of Carrie's crossover gems from the late 70s – the smoother side of the Solar Records groove – definitely aimed at the clubs, but with a nicely soulful undercurrent overall! Production is by Dick Griffey, but the key studio help is from folks like Tom Tom, Gene Page, and Lakeside ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The beginning of an amazing run on RCA for vocalist Jon Lucien – working here in a sublime blend of styles that's way beyond simple soul or standard jazz! Lucien's got a sound that's unlike anything we can think of – apart from the countless imitators who've tried for his style in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing, without the liner notes on the back. Cover has ring & edge wear.)