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New Eddie KendricksLove Keys ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
An overlooked solo gem from Eddie Kendricks – recorded at a time when he was years past his solo Motown fame, but still burning strong on Atlantic Records! The set was recorded down in Alabama, and gives Eddie a slightly different setting – one that unlocks some really rich aspects of ... read more CD

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Harrison KennedyHypnotic Music ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $26.99
An amazing solo effort from Harrison Kennedy – a record that's quite different than his work with Chairmen Of The Board, and a set that's easily one of the most compelling albums ever issued on the Invictus Records label! The set's nice and funky at times – the heaviest expression of ... read more CD

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Howard KenneySuper Star ... CD
Warner/Cherry Red (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
The first album from Howard Kenney – and a set that may not have made him the superstar promised in the title, but a pretty nice record overall! Kenney's got this cool, classy approach to soul – a style you'd guess from his look on the cover, and which comes across without any too-comme ... read more CD

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Ben E KingLet Me Live In Your Life ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $14.99
Ben E King in a few different modes – all of them great, and a great demonstration of the continuing strengths he brought to his work at Atlantic Records in the 70s! The album features the work of three different production forces – Lamont Dozier, who serves up some sweet warm grooves ... read more CD

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New Evelyn Champagne KingAction – The Evelyn Champagne King Anthology – RCA Years 1977 to 1985 ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... Just Sold Out!
All the best work from Evelyn Champagne King's years at RCA Records – including some rare single mixes and album tracks – all wrapped up with a special 24 page booklet filled with notes, photos, and an exclusive interview too! Evelyn always had a special focus in her music at this time ... read more CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingCall On Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
A wonderful gem from Evelyn Champagne King – her third effort with the great producer T Life, who always helped bring out the most soulful elements in King's music! Life's got a way of grooving, but never going for modes that are too easily commercial – still lots of disco and club in ... read more CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingSo Romantic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy .... $13.99
Evelyn King's still gliding high here – working with that upbeat, catchy style that really helped her hit big during the early 80s – a perfect fit for the hook-heavy sound of her vocals! The mode's a bit like Denise Williams at the time, although maybe a bit less commercial – and ... read more CD

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Evelyn KingLong Time Coming (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2 CDs .... $19.99
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 more CD
Also available Long Time Coming ... LP 2.99

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King CurtisDo Your Thing ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
Very cool stuff – a rare European-only album that brings together some of King Curtis' funkiest tracks ever – and which really stands as one of the most perfect full records we've ever heard from the King! The sound here is more Stax Records than some of the mellower cuts that Atlantic ... read more CD

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King CurtisHave Tenor Sax Will Blow ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $15.99
Smoking tenor from one of the greatest reedmen of all time – and one of the few who could easily bridge the worlds of jazz, soul, and R&B! The set's one of King's earliest albums – recorded back in 1959, and really given a tight Atlantic Records focus that takes the music way past ... read more CD

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King FloydI Feel Like Dynamite – The Early Chimneyville Singles & More 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Chimneyville/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
A dynamite collection of southern soul singer King Floyd's early-to-mid 70s recordings for Chimneyville – and a badly needed one, too – shining a light on so many funk-steeped southern soul treasures! King Floyd is one of those great musical figures whose name isn't nearly as famous as ... read more CD

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King FloydKing Floyd ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the best-remembered moments from the mighty King Floyd – a southern soul singer who came into the game slightly later than some of his Atlantic Records contemporaries, but who still packs a punch that's right up there with the best of them! The album's best known for the huge hit ... read more CD

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James KirklandHang On In There (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99 15.98
A landmark in rare Cali soul – and quite possibly the greatest moment ever from the legendary Mike James Kirkland! The set's got a vibe that grabs you right from the very first note – a blend of funky rhythms and more righteous moments that are totally outta site – a careful ... read more CD
Also available Hang On In There ... LP

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KleeerI Love To Dance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
The first-ever album from Kleeer – and a set that's already got them head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! The set's got just a bit of the keyboards that would later really define the Kleeer sound – and has some surprising disco elements, too – used by the ... read more CD

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KliqueTry It Out ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy .... $18.99
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 more CD

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Gladys Knight & The Pips2nd Anniversary (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
The second anniversary of Gladys Knight & The Pips on Buddah Records – and an album that really shows the new level of depth the group were able to hit at the label! A key factor on the album is work by Eugene McDaniels – who produced the record, and wrote a good number of tracks ... read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsClaudine/Pipe Dreams ... CD
Buddah/Shout Factory, 1974/1976. New Copy .... $10.99 13.98
A great 2-in-1 from Gladys Knight & The Pips – the Claudine and Pipe Dreams soundtracks back to back on a single CD! Claudine is a wonderful mid 70s set from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a soundtrack date written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, who really helps bring a lot of ... read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsEverybody Needs Love ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
A great resurgence in the career of Gladys Knight – her debut for Motown Records, and the beginning of a new wave of sophistication and soul in her sound! The style here is much more polished than the R&B-tinged feel of her earlier recordings – a warmly growing sound that really ... read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsI Feel A Song (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
Rock-solid Buddah work from Gladys Knight & The Pips – still pretty righteous on the vocal tip, but often a bit fuller and more polished than before! Knight shows a great talent for a mature ballad here – no big hits, but that's part of the charm of the set – as there's a ... read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsIn The Beginning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/FTG, Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Really great pre-Motown music from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a collection of early singles that were issued by Vee Jay and the Fire/Fury labels, but which already show the group head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! Many of these cuts are from the start of the 60s, and ... read more CD

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Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $14.99
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great ... read more CD

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Kool & The GangCelebrate (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
A super-huge album for Kool & The Gang – and for good reason too! The set features their massive hit "Celebration" – a cut that firmly planted the group in the mainstream, and which keeps getting countless play over the decades – probably still earning them a ... read more CD

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Kool & The GangEverybody's Dancin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $14.99
Kool & The Gang sounding super-tight, but mighty right as well – a groove that still has all the great jazz elements of their mid 70s records, but which also has them picking up the bassy bottom a bit more too! The sound is not nearly as slick as their 80s hits – and instead still ... read more CD

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New Kool & The GangForce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $14.99
Kool & The Gang's a little bit slicker and a little bit smoother on The Force than on earlier classic records – but thankfully, they're still getting on down to the funky sounds! The Force does indeed have more of a spacey boogie than a jungle boogie vibe, but they're still doing what we ... read more CD

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Kool & The GangLadies Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played ... read more CD

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Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... CD
Mercury, 1974. New Copy .... $4.99 9.99
It's the mid 70s, and Kool & Co not only keep the funky groove up, but also expand their style into a moogy style that adds a nice dimension of spacey soul to their rich palette of funk. The funkier cuts – like "Street Corner Symphony" and "Rhyme Tyme People" – ... read more CD

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KrystolPassion From A Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. New Copy .... $13.99
Poppy passion from Krystol – a sweet 80s trio with a definite way with a hook! The set's got a well-balanced mainstream sound – one that helps the vocals find a fullness right away, either on the leads or harmonies – both woven together over the top of the tight, beat-heavy ... read more CD

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KrystolTalk Of The Town (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
Bumping, bouncing soul from Krystol – one of the strongest female groups of the 80s, and one of the few who really helped push the sound further at the time! The groove here is equal parts funk and soul – and has a brashness that a girl act wouldn't have had a decade before – ... read more CD

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La LaLa La (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1987. New Copy .... $13.99
Catchy 80s soul from La La – an artist with a groove that's right up there with some of the bigger Columbia acts of the time, even if she never hit their heights! The production work here really helps set the scene nicely – as La La gets support from Full Force, Jon Morales, Lenny ... read more CD

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Patti LaBelle & The BluebellesComplete Atlantic Sides Plus (Over The Rainbow/Dreamer/Saturday Night At The Uptown/singles) ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $28.99 29.98
The complete Atlantic Records material from Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles – a group who'd recorded for other labels before these sides, but who really hit their stride with Atlantic! The collection brings together live tracks, two full albums, singles, and even some unreleased tracks as ... read more CD

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Patti LabelleReleased (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
A real standout in the early solo years of Patti Labelle – and a great set that reunites the singer with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who'd previously worked some magic with Patti and the Labelle trio! Toussaint really grounds Patti's vocals wonderfully – giving them a ... read more CD

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Last PoetsLast Poets/This Is Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Douglas/Snapper (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy 2CD .... $15.99 17.98
The first two Last Poets albums back to back in one great 2CD set! The Last Poets is the first album by the second group to call themselves the Last Poets – and as fierce a document of their rich talents as you'll ever find – bursting forth with anger and righteousness at a level as ... read more CD

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LatimoreGetting Down To Brass Tacks ... CD
Glades/Henry Stone, 1980. New Copy .... $9.99 12.99
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 more CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)

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LatimoreLatimore Remembers Ray Charles ... CD
Henry Stone, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99 15.98
Latimore takes on the music of Ray Charles – and finds a whole new groove in the process! The set's contemporary, but recorded with relatively laidback instrumentation – at a level that never pushes things too hard, and instead hits the right sort of jazzy undercurrent to make the ... read more CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)

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Eloise LawsEloise Laws/All In Time ... CD
Liberty/Expansion (UK), 1980/1982. New Copy .... $16.99
Sweet modern soul from Eloise Law – a pair of classic early 80s records together in a single set! First up is her self-titled record, an effort that's a bit in the mode of the Debra Laws album from the same period. Warmly done soul, with rich production touches, but also a bit of a ... read more CD

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Amanda LearI Am A Photograph Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chrysalis/Gold Legion, 1977. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
The standout set from Amanda Lear – a model turned singer, and one of the more striking crossover divas of the disco era! Lear's got previous ties to Salvador Dali and David Bowie, but she keeps things relatively straight ahead on this debut album – using accented vocals that recall an ... read more CD

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Dee C LeeShrine (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Cherry Pop (UK), 1986. New Copy 2 CDs .... $14.99
A big solo moment for Dee C Lee – a singer who'd famously worked with The Style Council, Wham, and even Guru – but who shines plenty brightly here on her own! Dee C wrote most of the songs on the set herself – a few with help from Paul Weller – and the approach here follows ... read more CD

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Laura LeeI Can't Make It Alone (with bonus track) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $19.99
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 more CD

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Laura LeeLove More Than Pride (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
Rare work by Laura Lee – a singer who's best known for her 70s hits on the Hot Wax label, but who sounds equally great here on her earlier sides for Chess! Lee's deep soul approach was a perfect match for Chess at the end of the 60s – and the work here often has her coming across with ... read more CD

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Laura LeeWoman's Love Rights (plus bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
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 more CD

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Claudia LennearPhew (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
The only full album ever recorded by Claudia Lennear – a singer who first rose to fame as a member of Ike Turner's Ikettes, but who also lent her vocals to a whole host of other great projects too! Claudia easily skirted the worlds of soul and rock on the LA scene of the early 70s – ... read more CD

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

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

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Glenn LewisMoment Of Truth ... CD
IAMP, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
Glenn Lewis in all his glory – stepping out in a sweet set of slightly electrified tracks that remind us why he's been one of the best voices in mainstream soul over the past decade or so! Glenn's got a way of reaching out with expressiveness without ever going too crossover commercial ... read more CD

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Linda LewisLive In Old Smokey ... CD
Market (UK), 2005. New Copy .... $8.99
One of our favorite female soul singers of the 70s – captured here in a really great recent live show at Ronnie Scotts! The album shows that Linda's lost none of her brilliance over the years – and is still able to work in that dreamy mix of jazz, acoustic guitar, and lightly soulful ... read more CD

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Webster Lewis8 For The 80s ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
Genius jazzy soul from Webster Lewis – one of his amazing late 70s sets for Epic Records! By this point in his career, Lewis had honed his keyboard craft to perfection – and on albums like this one, he laid down some excellent smooth soulful fusion that soared in a righteous way that ... read more CD
Also available 8 For The 80s ... LP 1.99

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Webster LewisLive In Norway – The Club 7 Live Tapes ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 1971. New Copy 2CDs .... $19.99
The earliest work we've ever heard from keyboardist Webster Lewis – and a set that's quite different than his late 70s groovers for Columbia Records! The music here is equal parts jazz, soul, and funk – spun out of over a set of long tracks recorded in Oslo at the start of the 70s ... read more CD

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Webster LewisTouch My Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $16.99
Webster Lewis takes off wonderfully here – finding a completely unique groove that's equal parts club, soul, and fusion! The album's almost as sublime as Roy Ayers' best from the time – and has a similar balance that's perfectly done – a depth of thought that goes way beyond ... read more CD

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Light Of The WorldLight Of The World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
An obscure group, but a wonderful one – and an ensemble we really wish we could hear more from! Yet thankfully, they've given us this wonderful album from the start of the 80s – a soaring, soulful set that seems to pick up the funky torch dropped by Earth Wind & Fire – and ... read more CD

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Lipps IncMouth To Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
A classic bit of club from Lipps Inc – an album that's got the group nicely stretched-out and extended – taking them way past the simpler sounds you might know from their hit single work! Tracks here are all quite long, and feature lots of instrumental workouts over very tight rhythms ... read more CD
Also available Mouth To Mouth ... LP 2.99

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Liquid BlueLiquid Gold ... CD
HDM, Late 70s. New Copy .... $8.99 15.98
Definite gold from Liquid Blue – an obscure indie group from the 70s, but one with a tight sound that should have made them huge! The style here is partly soul and funk, partly smoother AOR crossover material – but served up with a nice indie vibe that still keeps things fresh, and ... read more CD

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New Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street/Hold On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Avco/Soulmusic.com, 1973/1975. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
Harmony heaven – a pair of Little Anthony & The Imperials albums together in a single set, with some sweet bonus tracks too! On A New Street is wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the ... read more CD

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Little BeaverBeaver Fever (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cat/Clinck (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... $22.99
It's easy to get Beaver Fever when things sound this great – a wonderful modern soul take on the sound of Little Beaver from the 70s – serve up with plenty of warm tones, and a nicely matured version of Beaver's styles! All the bluesy bits from the start are gone, and some of the ... read more CD

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Little BeaverJoey ... CD
Cat/Henry Stone, 1972. New Copy .... $9.99 12.99
An excellent early album from the amazing Little Beaver – a set that's also probably one of his best ever – served up with some extra-dope guitar, and nice deep Miami soul production by Steve Alaimo! Beaver handled all the arrangements – which means that there's plenty of room ... read more CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)
Also available Joey ... LP 9.99

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Little BeaverKatie Pearl ... CD
Henry Stone, Early 70s. New Copy .... $7.99 12.98
A sweet collection of early work by Little Beaver – including a number of singles done for the Cat and Saadia label, a few of which predate his famous albums for TK! The Beaver sound here is rough and soulful – often a bit funky, thanks to some especially nice guitar, and really ... read more CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)

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New Little Beaver & OthersLittle Beaver Songbook ... CD
TK/Shout (Japan), 1970s. New Copy .... $19.99
A heavy helping of Miami soul – all of it composed by Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, and performed by Beaver and some of his best contemporaries at TK Records! Little Beaver is easily one of our favorite artists from the 70s glory years of Miami soul – a hell of a singer, a ... read more CD

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LoggLogg (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $14.99
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 more CD

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Shorty LongHere Comes Shorty Long – The Complete Motown Stereo Masters (Here Comes The Judge/Prime Of Shorty Long/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy .... $14.99
The 2 fantastic albums Shorty Long cut for Soul/Motown – '68's funky Here Comes The Judge & '69's soulful Prime Of Shorty Long – a perfect pair, put together with 2 bonus tracks and great notes by the rare soul-reverent heroes at Kent UK! The CD kicks off with the Here Come The ... read more CD

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Loose JointsPop Your Funk – The Complete Singles Collection ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy .... $22.99
The complete West End singles of Loose Joints – one of the funkiest projects to ever come from the legendary Arthur Russell – and a set of tracks that also features a fair bit of work from the funky Ingram Family too! The grooves are definitely some of the most offbeat to ever come ... read more CD

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

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Darlene LoveSo Much Love – A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 to 1998 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $11.99
C'mon, you can never have too much Love – particularly the beautiful, soulful voice of Darlene Love – and this fantastic compilation from Ace puts together a diverse set of singles from the 60s & 70s, a few rare demos, plus hard to find tunes from earlier and later years! Darlene ... read more CD

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Mary LoveLay This Burden Down – The Very Best Of Mary Love ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
An amazing journey in soul music – told not just in the music, but in the detailed notes of the set as well! Mary Love is a singer who never broke big, but who cut some wonderful records on the LA scene of the 60s and 70s – a range of work that rivals some of the better-known female ... read more CD

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New LovesmithLovesmith ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
Great group soul from the early 80s Motown years – a stellar set from Michael Smith and the Lovesmith group – the quartet he sung with before moving on as a solo act with the group's name in place of his own surname! Michael previously worked in The Smith Connection group in the 70s, ... read more CD

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LowrellLowrell ... CD
AVI/Solaris, 1979. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
Excellent solo work by Lowrell Simon – once a singer with Lost Generation, but opening up a whole new style of Chicago soul here on his own! The album's a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks with a midtempo club groove – not disco, but with the kind of large production and loping groove ... read more CD
Also available Lowrell ... LP 9.99

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Jon LucienI Am Now (plus bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $6.99
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 more CD

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New Jon LucienPremonition (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $6.99
A beautiful album from Jon Lucien – one that's been far too neglected over the years! This was Lucien's second album for Columbia – and it's a wonderfully strong effort that fuses together jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles, in a manner that recalls some of his best work for RCA – ... read more CD
Also available Premonition ... LP 1.99

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LuciferLucifer (with bonus track) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
Wonderfully weird sounds from Lucifer – a record cut during the powerhouse 70s soul years of the Invictus/Hot Wax label, but done with a sound that's much more bluesy and rootsy than any other work for the company! Vocals are by Eugene Smith, who has a cool sort of Bay Area vibe – ... read more CD
Also available Lucifer ... LP 24.99

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Cheryl LynnIn Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Cheryl Lynn follows things up nicely from her famous debut – mostly sticking in the same upbeat territory as her earliest club hits – a groove that's perfect for her bold, soaring vocals! The album sports a few mellower cuts, but it's the groovers that really keep things together ... read more CD

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

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MachineMachine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
All Platinum/Essential, 1972. New Copy .... $14.99
A stunning set from Machine – not the late 70s disco group, but a combo who were essentially the backing group for The Whatnauts – stepping out here in their own album of raw New Jersey funk! The set's a stunner right from the start – and features production by George Kerr, who ... read more CD

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New Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy .... $16.99
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that ... read more CD

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ManhattansBlack Tie/Love Talk ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1979/1981. New Copy .... $16.99
Group soul titans The Manhattans – still going strong at the end of the 70s & beginning of the 80s – a pair of underappreciated albums together in a single set! First up is 1981's Black Tie – recorded in Chicago with producer Leo Graham – who brings a somewhat polished ... read more CD

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Teena MarieBeautiful ... CD
Universal, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
Wonderful sounds from Teena Marie – the last album she ever recorded before she left us way too soon – and a beautiful set that has us missing her more than ever! The vibe is even tighter than the Congo Square album, but there's also a classic sensibility and depth that takes us back ... read more CD

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Teena MarieEmerald City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1986. New Copy .... $13.99
Heavy funk from Teena Marie – a self-produced killer for mid 80s Epic Records – done with some even bolder grooves than before, in ways that definitely show the hallmarks of the Prince generation! The 80s was a hell of a good time to be a female funk artist on her own – and Teena ... read more CD
Also available Emerald City ... LP 4.99

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Teena MarieIt Must Be Magic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown, Early 80s. New Copy .... $4.99 9.98
Maybe the greatest album that Teena Marie ever cut – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of the lady's work for Motown! The set's got this bright, positive bounce that grabs you right from the start – but also moves into a depth that's way different than other funk albums of ... read more CD

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Teena MarieRobbery (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1983. New Copy .... $9.99
Teena Marie steps out strongly on her own – really knocking it out of the park on this initial album for CBS – entirely written, arranged, and produced by Lady T! The grooves are as funky as before, but possibly have a leaner quality overall – a tighter 80s groove approach to the ... read more CD

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Esther MarrowNewport News, Virginia ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $11.99
A real landmark of bad-walking soul – one of 2 rare albums cut by vocalist Esther Marrow, easily one of the hardest singing sisters of her generation! Esther's got roots in gospel, but she's singing here in a righteous mode that features plenty of funky undercurrents in the backings – ... read more CD

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Esther MarrowSister Woman ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $11.99
Very righteous work from Esther Marrow – a soul sister who sings with a hell of a lot of power! The set's an overlooked gem in the Fantasy catalog of the 70s, and it's one of only two secular soul albums cut by Marrow – and quite possibly the best of the bunch, too! Esther's got some ... read more CD

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Martha & The VandellasDance Party ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $13.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – but which also offers a lot more than you might expect – way more than just a few cash-in dancefloor tunes! True, the whole thing's pretty lively – and titles include the group's seminal version of "Dancing In The Street" ... read more CD
Also available Dance Party ... LP 8.99

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MarvelettesPlayboy ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
A stunning early album from one of Motown's first great groups – served up here in a cover that's as graphically intense as the music within! The record's got a great mix of older sad-tinged vocal styles with some of the new pride and power the Marvelettes helped unlock at Motown – a ... read more CD

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MarvelettesPlease Mr Postman ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the first great group albums on Motown – and a set that really paved the way for later albums by The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, and other Motown girl groups! The Marvelettes were easily one of the most perfectly-formed acts on the label at the start – and this smoking ... read more CD

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New Mary Jane GirlsOnly Four You ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
A lasting classic from the funky female foursome who were one of the biggest acts on Motown in the mid-80s – working here with super tight production and arrangements from Rick James – who also wrote all the songs on the record too! The girls' look is a bit dated, but their sound has ... read more CD
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Only Four You ... LP 2.99
Only Four You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Mary Jane GirlsOnly Four You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy .... $24.99
A lasting classic from the funky female foursome who were one of the biggest acts on Motown in the mid-80s – working here with super tight production and arrangements from Rick James – who also wrote all the songs on the record too! The girls' look is a bit dated, but their sound has ... read more CD
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Only Four You ... LP 2.99
Only Four You ... CD 13.99

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Mascara with Luther VandrossSee You In LA (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
A late 70s dancefloor soul set from Mascara – an album and group that's notable for a number of reasons – most importantly for being a pre-solo star showcase for the great Luther Vandross! Mascara is an interesting international joint effort – with instrumental tracks recorded in ... read more CD

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Barbara MasonAnother Man ... CD
Empire, 1983. New Copy .... $14.99
Sweet 80s soul from Barbara Mason – an artist who really knew how to keep her groove going by changing things up! After initial fame as a little girl singer, then a hip move into 70s funky soul, Barbara moves things up again with some great mellow soul elements – a few touches of deep ... read more CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Barbara MasonBest Of The Buddah Years ... CD
Buddah, Early 70s. New Copy .... $5.99 6.99
Classic work by Barbara Mason – easily some of her best recordings, cut for Buddah Records during the early 70s, with production work by soul luminaries Curtis Mayfield and Don Davis. Although Barbara began as a "little girl" singer, these sides show her maturing nicely – ... read more CD

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Barbara MasonGive Me Your Love ... CD
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $16.99
The sensuous soul gem from Barbara Mason – a sweetly soulful groover all the way – and one of her strongest records! Give Me Your Love gets our love for a bunch of reasons, but especially for the title track – which is reworking of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love" ... read more CD

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Barbara MasonLove's The Thing ... CD
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $16.99
A really great step forward for Barbara Mason – a record that's got her working in a more mature mode than before, and a deeper soul style as well! One of the bigger developments of Barbara Mason's career was her participation in the "answer song" cycle that circulated around ... read more CD

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New Barbara MasonTransition ... CD
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy .... $16.99
Transition is right – as the cover has Barbara floating above a Curtis Mayfield-ish scene of drugs, war, gambling, and Satan – a really righteous image that beautifully sums up the vibe of the record! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound in Philly – with excellent arrangements ... read more CD

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Harvey MasonFunk In A Mason Jar (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Smooth soulful jazz from Harvey Mason – one of his strong 70s winners for the Arista album, and a record that really brings a new level of class to his sound! There's less of the grit in the grooves than you might expect from the down-home reference of the title – and in a way, the ... read more CD

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Harvey MasonMVP – Most Valuable Player (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have ... read more CD

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Vaughan Mason & CrewBounce, Rock, Skate, Roll (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Massive! This is probably the best-ever album of rollerskating grooves – and is the most famous entry into a short-lived funk genre that sprung up around the rollerskating craze of the late 70s and early 80s. The rollerskate sound took a tight stepping funk groove from earlier years, and ... read more CD
Also available Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll ... LP 6.99

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Masquerade/Boris MidneyPinocchio/Black Russian – Disco Recharge ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1979/1983. New Copy 2 CDs .... $16.99
A pair of Boris Midney disco classics – back to back in a single set! First up is the Pinocchio album from Masquerade – a pretty wild batch of disco tunes – a suite of tracks loosely based around the Pinocchio theme, with vocals by the group Masquerade and arrangements by Boris ... read more CD

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Mass ProductionTurn Up The Music ... CD
Cotillion/FTG, 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
It's easy to turn the music up with grooves this great, as Mass Production are totally on top of their game here – arranging and producing their 9 piece ensemble with the tightness of a much smaller group – and always going for that bass-heavy funk sound they helped invent at the end of ... read more CD
Also available Turn Up The Music ... CD 8.99

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New Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World/Believe ... CD
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
A pair of gems from this great 70s funk ensemble! The group may be named Mass Production, but on Welcome To Our World, their sound is anything but – a really special fusion of key instrumental talents and vocal elements – all brought together in one of the tightest ensemble funk ... read more CD

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MasterpieceGirl's Alright With Me ... CD
Whitfield/Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
A great later production by Norman Whitfield – and one that almost returns to the simpler harmony soul of 60s Motown! Masterpiece have a style that's much more fragile and sweet than other groups on the Whitfield label – which was mostly dedicated to fuller and dancefloor soul. The ... read more CD

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Kathy MathisKatt Walk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy .... $22.99
An overlooked 80s soul gem from Kathy Mathis – a set that's got the nicely bouncy groove we love so much in Tabu Records set from the time, and a quality level that's even deeper than the usual records we know from the label! Kathy's one of those great 80s singers who really knows how to ... read more CD
Also available Katt Walk (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Kathy MathisWoman's Touch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1988. New Copy .... $15.99
An overlooked bit of 80s soul from Kathy Mathis – a set that's got the same sort of bounce we love from other work of the time on Tabu Records, served up in a mix of mature ballads and some much more groove-heavy numbers! Kathy's definitely got what it takes to rise up to setting of the ... read more CD

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Curtis MayfieldSuperfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, 1972. New Copy .... $3.99 4.99
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... read more CD
Also available Superfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99

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Marilyn McCooSolid Gold (with bonus track) ... CD
Real Gone/RCA, 1983. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A debut solo set from Marilyn McCoo – the singer who'd worked famously with the Fifth Dimension, and as a duo with Billy Davis Jr – but who by this point in her career was known best for her work on TV for the show Solid Gold! The weekly program had McCoo out front of the camera – ... read more CD
 
 



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