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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $5.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a spot of sticker residue, and a piece of tape.)

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Booker T JonesTry & Love Again ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bootsy's Rubber BandStretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Bootsy Collins' first solo album as a leader – and a masterpiece of slow bassy funk that set the tone for countless other groups to come! Bootsy steps into the spotlight with a tremendous amount of confidence and personality on the record – emerging as the one real star that could ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
A classic set that goes "slam" from the very first note – and which helped to set the pace for countless ensemble funk acts to come! Brass Construction had a wonderful sound that was the best-realized version of the east coast indie club combos of the mid 70s – funky at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear. Label has a bit of marker.)

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction II ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The second album from Brass Construction – heavy horns, basslines, and stellar dancefloor grooves – a stone classic! The first one was totally great, but they cast a wider stylistic claim on II – their trademark funky sound is still very firmly in place, but they bring more to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction III ... LP
United Artists, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Another killer from Brass Construction – served up in that fantastic Randy Muller groove! The group's a bit one, but they've got a tightness that's really incredible – horns, bass, keys, and drums all focused together perfectly – hitting a pulsating rhythmic line that's perfect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have initials in marker.)

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BreakawayBreakaway (with bonus CD) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
A St Louis combo from the late 70s – with a groove that's equal part jazzy club and blue-eyed soul! Breakaway is the group's debut – recorded in 1977 with a surprisingly tight sound – especially given that the group were essentially a local club act who got the chance to record a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes album on CD.)
Also available Breakaway/Right On To The Top ... CD 19.99

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BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Breakwater ... LP 5.99

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BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good- ... $5.99
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, some bending in the corners, some light stains, and some large peeled spots on the front along the top.)
Also available Breakwater ... LP 9.99

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BreakwaterSplashdown ... LP
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 12.98
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brenda & The TabulationsI Keep Coming Back For More ... LP
Chocolate City, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sublime second generation soul from Brenda & The Tabulations – a sweet set of Philly grooves, recorded at Sigma sound with help from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and John Davis! The album's every bit as groove-heavy as you'd expect from work by those dancefloor heavyweights – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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BrickGood High ... LP
Bang, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny BristolStrangers ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Excellent smooth soul from Johnny Bristol – working here in territory that's a lot more sophisticated than his earlier work, in the same vein as smooth modern soul singers like Leroy Hutson, Leon Ware, or Prince Phillip Mitchell! The album's got a sweet warm feel – and the richness of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has Best Entertainment Value and tracklist stickers.)

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Julius BrockingtonUnited Chair ... LP
Today, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wild funky keyboards from Julius Brockington – a player who worked a bit on both soul and gospel albums during the early 70s, and one of the odder talents in the funky music business. The album's got a nicely off-kilter sound – and most of the tracks are original compositions. Julius ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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La La BrooksAll Or Nothing ... LP
Norton, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Brand new solo work from La La Brooks of The Crystals – a singer who first worked with Phil Spector when she was only 13 years old – and who still sounds pretty darn great all these many years later! The folks at Norton have kept the record strongly in an old school 60s soul mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brother To BrotherShades In Creation ... LP
Turbo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Not the greatest album by this East Coast funk band – and one that shows them hitting a bit more of a crossover club sound, with lots of up-tempo funk tracks that kind of aim for a disco groove. Fortunately, the instrumentation's pretty good – and the album actually has some nice ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Brothers & SistersDylan's Gospel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ode/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
A really amazing project – and a totally righteous little record – a set of songs all penned by Bob Dylan in the 60s, sung by a hip spiritual choir that includes performances from soul singers Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Gloria Jones! The mix of soul and gospel here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in an expanded gatefold tip on jacket.)

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Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel ... LP
MCA/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Breakout brilliance from Bobby Brown – and actually not his first solo record – but it's certainly the first one to really show the world he could stand so strongly on his own strongly after leaving New Edition! Given the tight production from LA & Babyface, among others, the sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersBustin' Loose ... LP
Source, 1979. Very Good ... $6.99
Chuck Brown and his Soul Searchers group are past the arch jazzy funk of their days on Sussex Records – and they're heading more towards that ensemble sound that would drive the DC Go Go scene in the early 80s. The formula is heard to best effect on the big hit "Bustin Loose", an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Elaine BrownSeize The Time ... LP
Vault, 1969. Very Good- ... $14.99
A righteous treasure from the end of the 60s – an album of vocal tracks recorded by the Minister Of Information for the Black Panther Party, set to backings from the legendary Horace Tapscott! Elaine Brown's less of a soul singer than a powerful speaker who delivers the lyrics with an almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: Cover has a lot of moisture staining and some peeling, with some wear and partially unglued top and bottom seams. Labels have some marker and peeling.)

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James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 34.99
Not a classic from the early years of James Brown – but a later greatest hits package that's gone onto have legendary status – given all the key cuts it includes! Most numbers here are the shorter single versions – and together, they pack a hell of a punch – showing an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl release!)

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New James BrownBest Of James Brown ... LP
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Very Good ... $8.99
A nice package that covers a good range of King-era material – from early R&B soul numbers, to late 60s early funk tracks. Titles include "Say It Loud", "Sex Machine", "There Was A Time", "Lost Someone", "It's A Man's World", "Popcorn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a couple of small stains, with some staining and waviness in the left top and bottom corners.)

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New James BrownBlack Caesar ... LP
Polygram, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Black Caesar ... LP 24.99
Black Caesar ... CD 4.99

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New James BrownBlack Caesar ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the die-cut cover. Cover has edge wear.)
Also available
Black Caesar ... CD 4.99
Black Caesar ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownCold Sweat ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good ... $26.99
A stone classic from Brother James – a wonderful 60s album built around the incredible track "Cold Sweat", served up here in a massive two-part version, and surrounded by a good range of material that really show James in a great variety of styles! The Godfather's vocals burst out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove – nice and clean, and with nice cover too!)

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James BrownEverybody's Doin' The Hustle & Dead On The Double Bump ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of James Brown's last great funky records! The record's got a number of nice cuts – like the stone cold funky cuts "Your Love", which has a great break at the beginning, and "Superbad, Superslick". There's a few duds, like the remake of "Papa's Got a Brand New ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
A great double-length album from James – filled with a wide range of cuts that are brought together only by his genius, creating an insane mix of grooves that's totally entertaining throughout! Features a long version of "Get On The Good Foot", plus other excellent bits like "T ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownGet On Up – The James Brown Story ... LP
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 34.98
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Get On Up – The James Brown Story ... CD 13.99

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James BrownGrits & Soul ... LP
Smash, 1964. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the grooviest of the James Brown instrumental albums recorded for Smash. Unlike some of the other weaker albums on Smash, this one's got a great batch of material, most of which are originals, and not weak covers of pop tunes. Plus, the tracks are longer than usual, which gives the band a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some stains. Label has a name in marker.)

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New James BrownGrits & Soul ... LP
Smash, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Reissue of one of the grooviest of the James Brown instrumental albums recorded for Smash. Unlike some of the other weaker albums on Smash, this one's got a great batch of material, most of which are originals, and not weak covers of pop stuff. Plus, the tracks are longer than usual, which gives ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grits & Soul ... LP 14.99

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James BrownHot Pants ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
James Brown really opens up on this early 70s classic – really showing the world the amazing groove he was crafting with his band – who were let loose to jam in the studio, spinning out some really long grooves – which were then cut down to make this sweet little record! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hot Pants (plus bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... LP
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing. Cover has partially split top and bottom seams, a small stain, and staining along part of the bottom.)

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New James BrownI Got The Feelin' ... LP
Polydor, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP
King, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP 11.99

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James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP
King, 1966. Good+ ... $11.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has wear, split top & bottom seams, some marker on the front. Vinyl has a small pressing flaw bump in "Night Train".)
Also available I Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownIn The Jungle Groove ... LP
Polydor/Universal, Early 70s/1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
Massive – and one of the best James Brown compilations ever, filled with rare and unreleased material! This completely essential set features tracks pulled from James' best years ever – the mighty early 70s, when he was working with the JBs, and laying down tracks that would forever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good ... $11.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, light stains on the back, and splitting and duct tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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New James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II ... LP
King, 1968. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
Great reissue of James' second set of tracks recorded live at the famous Apollo Theatre! We like this one way better than volume one, and find it to be a much heftier set of tracks – with a stunning array of sheer raw showmanship. This one's in a 2 LP format, with lots more room for The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 (3LP set) ... LP
Polydor/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $47.99 49.99
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownMighty Instrumentals ... LP
King, 1966. Very Good ... $36.99
Mighty is right! This tasty batch of non-vocal tracks is darn hard to find, and it shows the pre-JBs James Brown group playing with a raw raw raw soul groove that show how nicely James folded his R&B roots into a 60s soul tradition. Includes lots of obscure ones – like "The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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New James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Good+ ... $5.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, in a pink & green cover. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, pieces of tape on the bottom seam, and some aging, with some pen and marker on the back. Label has some pen.)

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New James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Payback ... LP 24.99

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New James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Payback ... LP 27.99

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New James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Payback ... LP 24.99
Payback ... LP 27.99
Payback ... CD

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James BrownPlays New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo) ... LP
Smash, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Possibly the best instrumental album that James Brown cut for Smash! Unlike some of the other albums, this one features a set list that's mostly originals – and a number of tracks have a longer groove than usual, which lets James and the band stretch out instrumentally. Titles include " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the portrait. Cover has light wear, and a small piece of yellowed tape on the back.)

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New James BrownPopcorn ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownPure Dynamite! (original pressing) ... LP
King, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing, in a gatefold sleeve. Cover has some wear, some splitting and tape along the edges, and the remnants of a sticker.)

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James BrownRevolution Of The Mind ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
Subtitled "Live At the Apollo Vol 3", but waaay better than any of the earlier volumes, this monster 2LP live set has James and the JB's wailing away in a freewheeling live set of hard hard hard funky grooves. Excellent work by the band, and a great way to see how sharp they were out of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Say It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP 14.99

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James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, unglued top and bottom seams, a small stain, and some splitting on the spine.)
Also available Say It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP 9.99

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James BrownSex Machine ... LP
Polydor, 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the wilder James Brown instrumental LPs from the late King period. The James Brown Band is fronted by a heavy fuzzy guitar sound, which gives the LP a sort of rock-break feel, with nice fuzzy electric tones. All tracks are by James and Dave Matthews, and the record is sort of a second ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownShowtime ... LP
Smash, 1964. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the odder James Brown records from the 60s – as it includes 11 studio tracks with overdubbed audience. James was under contract with King at the same time, and couldn't record new vocal material for Smash – so the record doesn't contain any JB originals, but covers of Louis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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New James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slaughter's Big Rip-Off ... CD 13.99

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New James BrownSoul Syndrome ... LP
TK, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
A rare TK Records effort from James Brown – very much in the best uptempo funk mode of the later Polydor years! The groove here is quite similar to those better-known efforts – grooves that are a bit quicker than a few years before, but still played in a core JB funky style – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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James BrownSoulful Christmas ... LP
King, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
James Brown recorded a few different Christmas records back in the 60s – but this stunner may well be the best of the bunch – a killer record that not only fills the need for James Brown Holiday tunes, but which also more than lives up to his non-Christmas gems for King Records too! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownSuper Bad ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Bad ... CD 13.99

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James BrownUnbeatable James Brown – 16 Hits ... LP
King, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of those excellent King albums from James that features a wide range of tracks, done in a wide range of styles – including some wonderful obscure numbers that go way past the "hits" promised in the title. The groove runs from sad ballad soul to heavy instrumentals – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great French pressing from the 80s – excellent vinyl and cover!)

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James Brown & OthersJump Around ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $39.99
A slammin' set of heavy R&B numbers from James Brown – combined in here with some other nice tracks from King Records artists of the time! The set almost has the same feeling as some of the James Brown Show albums – in that James is presented with other hard-hitting artists of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Vinyl is clean, and nice overall – but has a mark that clicks on three short tracks. Cover is very nice, with just one small cutout hole)

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Randy BrownMidnight Desire ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Sealed ... $9.99
A sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BrownLaughing But Crying – Legendary Recordings 1947 to 1959 ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Excellent work from the legendary Roy Brown – just the kind of straight-talking R&B that made him one of the greats! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BrownRoy Brown Sings 24 Hit Songs ... LP
King, Early 50s. Very Good ... $38.99
King compilation of Roy Brown's stormin' R&B material from the early days, with some great hard soulful cuts, like "Sweet Peach", "Double Crossin' Woman", "Train Time Blues", "Trouble at Midnight", and lots more great stuff that doesn't always show up on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting but is nice overall.)

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Don BryantPrecious Soul (with download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A real lost treasure on Hi Records – one of the few albums ever cut by Don Bryant, a singer whose talents seemed to be eclipsed by the rising stars of Al Green and Ann Peebles – but who was every bit as great! Bryant's got a sound here that's still firmly in the Hi style forged by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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BT ExpressEnergy To Burn ... LP
Columbia/Roadshow, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The BT crew definitely take on a strong disco sound on this album, but their up-tempo soul still kicks it nice and live, and the record's got more solid moments than you might expect! Carlos Ward handled a lot of the arrangements and wrote a fair bit of the tunes – and tracks include "No ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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BT ExpressShout! ... LP
Roadshow/Columbia, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
An overlooked gem from BT Express – the group's 5th album, but still very much in the tightly-crafted ensemble mode of earlier years! The guitar and bass interplay on the set is amazing – handled by arranger/guitarist Billy Nichols, with a chromatic edge that really brings a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bumblebee UnlimitedSting Like A Bee ... LP
RCA, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A spacey Patrick Adams/Greg Carmichael dance classic – and very much in the P&P disco mode! The record's filled with extended club cuts that have a lot of keyboards and electronics, and although the lyrics are a bit silly at times, the groove is rock solid – with that amazing funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vernon BurchI'll Be Your Sunshine ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Sealed ... $9.99
Vernon was one of the better smooth soul arrangers of the 70s, and this album from 1975 is one of his better efforts as a solo artist after stints with such groups as The Delfonics, The Bar-Kays and The Stairsteps. The record features a tight batch of self-penned tunes that move between mellow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Keni BurkeChanges ... LP
RCA, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 12.98
A standout solo moment from the amazing Keni Burke – an artist who's come a long way from his youthful start in the 5 Stairsteps! Keni had recorded other adult work by the time of this early 80s set, but Changes is easily his best-remembered album – a masterpiece of 80s groove, all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Keni BurkeKeni Burke ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
The first great solo album from Five Stairstep Keni Burke – really recreating himself as a completely different sort of artist – one who's all grown up, and able to work in this jazzy approach to modern soul that's completely great all the way through! Keni produced the record himself ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a cutout hole, a tiny split on the spine, and a bit of flaking in one corner on the back.)

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Solomon BurkeKing Of Rock N Soul (aka Rock 'N Soul) ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Genius work from Solomon Burke – the kind of all-out, no-nonsense soul album that made Atlantic Records one of the strongest forces in the genre during the 60s! If you've ever bought one of Solomon's weaker recent albums, you owe it to yourself to check this one out – as it's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy ButlerRight Track ... LP
Okeh, 1966. Very Good ... $59.99
Very rare original pressing of Billy Butler's one and only LP for the great Okeh label in Chicago! The record is filled with loads of great stuff that we never see, and nearly every cut's a winner. Solid proof that Jerry Butler wasn't the only talented member of the Butler family, and a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing! Vinyl is nice and clean overall, with just a few light marks. Cover is great.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Bottom seam is partially split.)

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Jerry ButlerIce N Hot ... LP
Fountain, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
If you grew up in Chitown, like we did, you'll know that Jerry Butler never got old – and through the years he continued to make some pretty darn great music, even when he was falling far from the limelight in the rest of the country! This album's a great little early 80s effort that steps ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Jerry ButlerPower Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
An easy album to overlook, but not without some nice moments! Johnny Bristol produced the record, and he gives it a nice sweet 70s soul groove, similar to what he was using in his own work from the time. And typical of Jerry's albums from the early 70s, there's lots of nice original material, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and a cutout hole.)

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Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great record, and one that's more of a deeper soul effort than some of his other Mercury sessions! Jerry's back recording in Chicago, and the album has arrangements by Arthur Wright, and production by Cal Carter for the Fountain Productions imprint that would grace Jerry and Billy Butler's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerSuite For The Single Girl ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great little concept album – and one that really shows the continuing sophistication and growth of Jerry Butler's music in the 70s! The record is dedicated to the "single girl" of the 70s (portrayed with the sad little photo of a brown bag lunch and a Gucci purse on the cover) ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Jerry Butler/Jerry PetersMelinda – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Pride, 1972. Very Good- ... $22.99
One of Jerry Butler's funkiest moments of the 70s – served up in a fantastic soundtrack co-penned and arranged by the great Jerry Peters! Peters is best known for his hip work with a variety of soul acts in the studio, but he really steps out here for the score to Melinda – a lesser-kno ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split top and bottom seams, with some aging and wear along the opening.)

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Vic CaesarBare Knuckles – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Gucci, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 16.98
A long lost electric funk soundtrack for the grindhouse also-ran Bare Knuckles – full of wild, funky organ riffing, heavy drums and chicken scratch guitar! The flick is one of those sleazy 70s monstrosities full of motorcycle chases, bloody fist fights, and butt ugly guys who get the girls ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bobby CaldwellBobby Caldwell ... LP
Clouds, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
Bobby was one of the more unlikely soul acts of the late 70s – but thanks to some skillful keyboard playing and smooth vocals, he scored huge with the track "What You Won't Do For Love", a nicely compressed mellow soul cut that almost feels like ballad-style Earth, Wind & Fire ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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CameoCameosis ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
Full-on frenetic funk from Cameo – one of the group's tightest albums, yet still without any of the too-slick sounds of later years! The sound here is amazing – and we always find ourselves wondering how a group of guys can hit such perfect grooves with just a bunch of basses, guitars, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cameosis ... CD 2.99

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Cane & AbleCane & Able ... LP
AKT, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fantastic bit of tripped out funk! Cane & Able were one of the many groups that came out of the collective surrounding the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band in the early 70s – and like that group, Cane & Able draw on a wide range of influences to create a heavy funky sound. The album mixes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CapitolsDance The Cool Jerk ... LP
Atco, 1966. Very Good- ... $16.99
A landmark set of grooves by this excellent Detroit group – a trio who recorded for the local indie Karen, but got a much bigger boost towards fame when their record was picked up by Atlantic! The set's one of the killer 60s Motor Town sets produced by Ollie McLaughlin – and like the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & gray label mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and a staple in one corner.)

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Mariah CareyCharmbracelet ... LP
Island, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
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(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Carl CarltonEverlasting Love ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A bit of a hit for the young Carl Carlton – as the record features his version of "Everlasting Love", done in a mode that has a strident Stevie Wonder groove, with a few more touches of pop orchestrations in the background. The rest of the record has a similar feel, mixing older ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jean CarnHappy To Be With You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Jean's classic Philly albums, recorded after she left Doug Carn, and started to make records as a solo artist. The record's got stellar production by Gamble & Huff and Dexter Wansel, and features a nice mix of up-tempo cuts and mellow ones. With the monster "Don't Let it Go to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New James CarrMan Needs A Woman ... LP
Goldwax, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sublime southern soul from one of the greats! James Carr is right up there with the best of the 60s – Otis Redding, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, and others – but he never made it as big as them because of personal troubles and bad planning on the part of his label and management. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Man Needs A Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 28.99

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New James CarrYou Got My Mind Messed Up ... LP
Goldwax, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible bit of southern soul – one of two classic albums cut by James Carr for the Goldwax! At the time of release, this album virtually died in the racks – but thanks to the work of countless music writers over the past few decades, Carr has finally achieved legendary status in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available You Got My Mind Messed Up (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 28.99

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Eddie Carter/Crickets/Blenders/Five BaronsVocal Group RnB From Joe Davis Vol 1 – 1952/1953 ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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CasanovasCasanovas Sing – You Are My Queen ... LP
Apollo/Relic, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $7.99
Includes rare singles and a number of previously-unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just Begun ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wickedly fuzzy funk! Jimmy Castor recorded in a lot of different styles during the 70s – but the one he used on this album is still his best! The record's a non-stop guitar-heavy batch of classic funk tracks – and it features the storming break track "It's Just Begun", the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Castor/Main Ingredient/Jose Feliciano/othersKeep The Dream Alive – Dr Martin Luther King ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Excellent raw live set from the early 70s – featuring a host of artists from the RCA stable, all paying tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King. The best stuff on here is by Jimmy Castor, and the album includes a totally funky remake of "Hey Leroy" that's got little bits of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Cats & The FiddleI Miss You So ... LP
Bluebird, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Very cool work by this legendary quartet – with guitar from Tiny Grimes, and bass from Chuck Barksdale! LP, Vinyl record album

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New CellosRang Tang Ding Dong – The Best Of The Cellos ... LP
Apollo/Relic, Mid 50s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Includes their classic "Rang Tang Ding Dong (I'm The Japanese Sandman)" – plus "Girlie That I Love", "The Be Bop Mouse", "Under Your Spell", "Juicy Crocodile", and "What's The Matter For You" – plus a few unreleased tracks! LP, Vinyl record album

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CentauraLawdy Lawdy Lawd ... LP
Numero, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Looks like a 12" single, but the set's actually fantastic full album of rare funky soul – the only set ever cut by this obscure southern combo from Birmingham – a group who seem to share the best mix of club and funk styles you'd find on the Atlanta scene of the late 70s! By that, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Central LineCentral Line ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The sweetly grooving first album from Central Line – one of the few British soul groups to really kick it in the early 80s scene – with a catchy dancefloor sound that both encapsulates the era and lays down a killer groove for the ages! The album is a blend of bass riffing, keyboards, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp & some wear.)

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CerroneBrigade Mondaine (140 gram vinyl pressing) ... LP
Malligator/Vinyl Lovers (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A rare soundtrack from the mighty Cerrone – recorded right at the height of his electro disco fame, and with a very similar groove! The film was also titled Vice Squad in the US market – and the music here definitely echoes the sleaze of its subject matter – with loads of sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New CerroneCerrone 8 – Back Track ... LP
Pavillion/CBS, 1982. Very Good ... $2.99
A pronounced change in modes for Cerrone – partly moving back here to keyboard-infused disco, but also hitting some more soulful modes, and sliding into some mellow tunes that sound surprisingly nice! Of course, part of the thanks for that goes to vocalist Nanette Workman – who sings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Chairmen Of The BoardIn Session ... LP
Invictus, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A killer album by the Chairmen of the Board! The record's their second – and although the "In Session" title, photos on the front, and liner notes all make it appear to be a live album, it's actually a studio session, with the same great Holland-Dozier-Holland production as the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Chambers BrothersPeople Get Ready ... LP
Vault, 1965. Very Good- ... $6.99
The first album ever from The Chambers Brother – a much rootsier set than the psychedelic soul that later earned them fame in the 60s! The set's heavy on influences from folk, blues, and gospel – and pitches the group more towards the crossover college scene than the mainstream soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, fading on the top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, and a torn-off corner on the back paste-on. Labels have a spot of sticker residue and a bit of marker.)
 
 



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