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Jeffrey OsborneOnly Human (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $8.99
A stone classic from Jeffrey Osborne – and a real standout in mainstream soul at the start of the 90s! Osborne's legendary vocals have never sounded better – as there's a warmth in the production that returns him to the grace and power he had when first going solo – a style that ... read more CD

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information/Wings Of Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1974/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A treasure trove of rare funk – a massive package that not only includes the legendary Inspiration Information album by Shuggie Otis, but which also adds in four bonus tracks to that classic – plus a full other album of unreleased vintage work! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis ... read more CD

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Paragons & The JestersParagons Meet The Jesters ... CD
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
Harmony soul heaven – a rare double-header from two hip New York groups! Both The Paragons and Jesters have a fantastic approach – heavy on group vocal interplay, in ways that really show the evolution of doo wop in the early soul years! There's a heartbreaking quality to many of the ... read more CD

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ParletInvasion Of The Booty Snatchers ... CD
Casablanca/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sweet club classic from the soulful Parlet trio – one of the best George Clinton side projects during his legendary late 70s run – and a group who've continued to move plenty of dancefloors over the decades! There's a funky energy at the core that really sets Parlet apart from other ... read more CD

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ParletPleasure Principle ... CD
Casablanca/Real Gone, 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The pleasure principle is in full effect here – a really special sort of feeling that strongly shows off the female side of the Parliament/Funkadelic mothership! The album's got a groove that's way different than most female disco of the time – more offbeat and angular, thanks to funky ... read more CD
Also available Pleasure Principle ... LP 6.99

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Parliament12 Inch Collection & More ... CD
Funk Essentials/Casablanca, 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
A batch of Parliament and Parliament related funk nuggets get a nice CD presentation of the original, rare, and or extended takes that were previously only available on the original vinyl! All told, more than an hour's worth of prime and/or rare P Funk! Tracks include "Aqua Boogie" ... read more CD

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ParliamentChocolate City (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
An amazing album that's probably one of the most unified albums that George Clinton ever recorded! The band's rawer style has been firmed up and economized – but a lot of the best elements are still in place, including a strange approach to vocals that has male and female voices interacting ... read more CD
Also available Chocolate City ... LP 9.99

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ParliamentClones Of Dr Funkenstein ... CD
Casablanca, 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An oft-overlooked gem from Parliament – released during the year 1976, and sometimes hidden between monster LPs like Funkentelechy and Mothership Connection – but every bit as great as those two classics! The album's got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at ... read more CD
Also available Clones Of Dr Funkenstein ... LP 13.99

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ParliamentMothership Connection (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Here's where it all happens! George Clinton lands the mothership, forges the space-funk image, and blows the P-Funk empire into an arena-filling mega-star act! The record's got some extremely tight numbers that mix the best of the group's new slick playing with the edginess and naughtiness of the ... read more CD
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Patterson SingersPatterson Singers ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful work by The Patterson Singers – a group who were rooted in gospel, but ring out with plenty of soul – in a mixture of spiritual and secular styles that matches the best work of The Staple Singers or Sweet Inspirations! The Pattersons are a lot like the latter – all ... read more CD

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New Billy PaulEbony Woman ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing early album from Billy Paul – the start of a rich career of sophisticated soul, and a record that really put Paul on the map right away – making him one of the most soulful interpreters of song in the 70s! There's a mix of modes going on here that's a bit similar to the ... read more CD
Also available Ebony Woman (original Neptune pressing) ... LP 5.99

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Billy PaulFeelin' Good At The Cadillac Club ... CD
Gamble/Big Break (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
An excellent early album from Billy Paul – done in a mode that's quite different than his bigger hits of the 70s! The record's almost more of a jazz outing, but with a definite soulful twist – done in this righteous mode that's not unlike some of the best Nina Simone material from the ... read more CD

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Billy PaulLately (with bonus track) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $8.99
An excellent 80s set from one of the greatest voices in 70s soul – the sublime Billy Paul, sounding great here with a bit of electro groove in the rhythms! The album's approach is a bit different than Billy on Philly International – but the strength of Paul's presence is still very ... read more CD

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Billy PaulWar Of The Gods (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a ... read more CD
Also available War Of The Gods ... LP 5.99

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Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand The Rain ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Easily our favorite album ever by Ann Peebles – not just for the beathead title track, but also because it seems to be the one record where she brings a bit something extra to the studio! The sound is certainly in the classic Hi Records mode here – thanks to production by Willie ... read more CD

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Dan PennFame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame ... CD
Fame/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any ... read more CD
Also available Fame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Barbara PenningtonOut Of The Darkest Night – Disco Recharge ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $14.99
A lost 80s album from Barbara Pennington – a singer we normally associate more with the disco generation, but who's still very strong here on a Record Shack session with Ian Levine! The style is still clubby, but slows things down a bit more from the disco years – a snapping 80s vibe ... read more CD

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New People's ChoicePeople's Choice – The Casablanca Sessions (album plus bonus unissued tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Shout (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99
The classic People's Choice album for Casablanca – plus bonus single mixes and unissued tracks! The original album is an extra clubby effort from the group – one that has them moving over to Casablanca after their albums for Philly International, but still staying strongly in their ... read more CD

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Demetrius PerryAnother World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $10.99
An underappreciated, later record on the Tabu label – and the one-and-only album we've heard by dawn of the 90s soul singer Demetrius Perry! The production is a mix of fairly timeless, smooth grooving slow jams, plus little bit nice pop soul and funk touches, a little bit reminiscent of the ... read more CD

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Perry & SanlinFor Those Who Love/We're The Winners ... CD
Capitol/FTG, Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sublime double-header – both rare albums from Perry & Sanlin, together on one CD! First up is For Those Who Love – the first Capitol effort from Phil Perry & Kevin Sanlin – two excellent harmony soul singers who were part of the legendary Montclairs who recorded for ... read more CD

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PersuadersIt's All About Love ... CD
Calla/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A great step forward for The Persuaders – a set that has the group losing some of the more fragile, more earthy modes of their previous records – and moving into some soaring territory to match their best competition at the time! There's a sweet Philly vibe to the whole thing – ... read more CD

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PersuadersThin Line Between Love & Hate ... CD
Win Or Lose/Atlantic (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
A landmark album – one of the greatest harmony soul albums of the early 70s! The title cut is one you'll know instantly – as "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" is one of those soul classics that never gets old – and the rest of the album's equally great, with a sublime ... read more CD

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PharaohsAwakening (Japanese paper sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scarab/Shout (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... read more CD

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Dezi PhillipsKickin' It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $14.99
The only full album ever recorded by Dezi Phillips – a set issued at the end of the 80s, but with a bouncy, catchy style that recalls soul music from a few years before! Production is by Bernard Terry – who'd worked with a few other key acts before Dezi – and he brings a strong ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsAll About Esther Phillips ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet 70s Wayne Henderson-produced set – quite a different groove for Esther, thanks to Henderson's warm jazzy inflections! The record's got a bit of club in the mix, but also has a deeper feel, too – a vibe that references Esther's work in jazz, but points her voice in a whole new ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kudu/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis ... read more CD

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Esther PhillipsBaby I'm For Real – 4 Classic Albums 1971 to 1974 (From A Whisper To A Scream/Alone Again Naturally/Black Eyed Blues/Performance) ... CD
Kudu/Raven (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $23.99 25.98
A huge chapter in the career of Esther Phillips – four albums for the legendary Kudu label, plus bonus tracks too! First up is From A Whisper To A Scream – one of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The ... read more CD

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New Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues/Capricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of 70s gems from Esther Phillips – back to back on a single CD! Black Eyed-Blues is one of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis ... read more CD

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

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Philly CreamGroovin ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
The wonderful return of Philly Cream – a group who made some great records at the end of the 70s, and who seem like they haven't missed a beat at all! The style here is really in the old school Philly harmony mode – maybe the modern soul variant, with some slight contemporary touches ... read more CD

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

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New Wilson PickettI Want You ... CD
EMI/Fever Dream, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Later work from soul pioneer Wilson Pickett – working at EMI here, and in an updated style – on a record that would be better remembered, if not for the trailblazing importance of Pickett's earlier career. Having previously helped define raw southern soul and deliver it to the masses, ... read more CD

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Vic Pitts & The CheatersLost Tapes ... CD
Secret Stash, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
Not "lost tapes" – more "long overdue tapes" – as they finally give us a full picture of this legendary funk band from Milwaukee! Vic Pitts got his start in the Seven Sounds with Harvey Scales – but at the time of these recordings, he'd broken off to form his ... read more CD
Also available Lost Tapes (with download) ... LP 19.99

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PleasureGlide – The Essential Selection 1975 to 1982 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 17.98
A jazzy combo with a heart of soul – and a group who may well be one of our favorite funk groups from the 70s! Pleasure has an amazing way of being tight, yet never slick or commercial – a sound that's right on the money, but far from the mainstream too – which has kept them at ... read more CD

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PleasureJoyous ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
Joyous grooves indeed – the second album by this legendary 70s jazzy soul outfit – and a landmark album in the Fantasy Records Bay Area funk mode! The record will forever be remembered for the cut "Joyous" – a monster groover with a killer hook, strong funky playing, ... read more CD
Also available Joyous ... LP 24.99

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

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Plunky & OnenessNever Too Late ... CD
Name Brand Records, 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
One of the deeper albums we've heard from Plunky in awhile – a set that's still got some of the smoother jazzy styles of his past decade or two, but one that also seems to offer a lot of input from a younger, fresher generation too! The "Oneness" on the cover is well-put – as ... read more CD

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Anita PointerLove For What It Is (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $14.99
A gem of a record from Anita Pointer – a set that really helps give her some sharp focus and direction, thanks to strong production work from Preston Glass! We love Preston's later records on his own – and here, he works a bit like Kashif during that singer's years as a studio force ... read more CD

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Bonnie PointerBonnie Pointer (1978) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
A great Motown set from the 70s – a record that grooves with the new styles the label was exploring at the time, yet still has a rock-solid quality that links back to its 60s heritage too! The main strength here comes from Bonnie Pointer – whose vocals have an instantly classic sound ... read more CD

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June PointerBaby Sister (with bonus track) ... CD
Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99
A sweet solo set from Pointer Sister June – stepping out here on her own, but with a groove that's right up there with her family group's classics for Planet Records! As with those sets, Richard Perry is at the helm here – giving the set a nice mix of class and groove, with perhaps a ... read more CD

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New Noel PointerCalling ... CD
United Artists/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime work from Noel Pointer – a set that sparkles equally from both his soul and jazz talents! The record's a perfect example of the way that key artists like Pointer were blending R&B and fusion at the end of the 70s – really perfecting earlier experiments of cats like Norman ... read more CD

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Noel PointerPhantazia/Hold On ... CD
Blue Note/BGO (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99
A pair of great pair of records from electric fusion violinist Noel Pointer – Phantazia from '77 and Hold On from '78 – in a 2CD set! Like others of the 70s generation, Pointer plays the violin in a way that's clearly heavily influenced by keyboards of the time – electric in ... read more CD

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Pointer SistersHaving A Party ... CD
Blue Thumb/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
The name may be a bit hokey, but this is one heck of a great little record – every bit as sly and funky as work on the group's excellent Steppin album! The man to thank here is Sonny Burke – who handled arrangement and direction of the backings – and who brings in plenty of heavy ... read more CD

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David PorterVictim Of The Joke? ... CD
Stax (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Probably the best-remembered solo album from David Porter – one half of the famous Hayes/Porter team that ruled Stax Records in the 60s, although not as successful as an artist on his own as Isaac Hayes! Porter's style is a lot more adventurous – and this album's a wonderful ... read more CD

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Billy Preston16 Year Old Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Derby/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
Easily one of the coolest, hippest, and most soulful records that Billy Preston ever cut – very different both from his famous work on A&M, and his early sides for Apple and Vee Jay – and done with a raw groove that makes each cut feel like some rare funky 45! The style here is a ... read more CD

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New Lloyd PriceMr Personality – Million Sellers & More From ABC ... CD
ABC/Shout (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Uptempo blues and uptown r&b from Mr Personality himself – the great Lloyd Price – a huge batch of numbers cut in the late 50s and beginning of the 60s! The set is of full of chiming, hook filled singles like the huge title track – with fairly brassy arrangements, piano and ... read more CD

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Prime TimeFlying High (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $8.99
Sweet keyboards and loads of wonderful 80s grooves – a great little set that perfectly balances jazzy riffing, funky rhythms, and warm soulful vocals! The cover's a bit slick, but there's a lot more depth here than some of Prime Time's contemporaries – an ear both for the mainstream ... read more CD

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PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
Prince in near-peak form in the mid 80 – creatively, anyway! Parade is a brilliant stand-alone album, tough it doubles as a soundtrack to a film that flopped – standing today as one of our favorite Prince albums from the 80s! Includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest ... read more CD
Also available Parade ... LP 6.99

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Prince & 3rdeyegirlPlectrumelectrum ... CD
Warner, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
One of a pair of Prince records released on the same day – and this one that finds him in a lean, hard-hitting funk rock mode that we always love from him – and deservedly sharing credit with his 3rdeyegirl group. It's honestly a lot of fun to hear Prince having this much fun himself, ... read more CD
Also available Plectrumelectrum ... LP 16.99

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Joe QuartermanSir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
GSF/Shout (Japan), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – ... read more CD
Also available Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul ... LP 9.99

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

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New Jimmy Radcliffe & FriendsSuper Baby Cakes – Featuring Pat Lundy, Barbara Jean English, Irene Reid, & Others ... CD
Shout (UK), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. New Copy ... $3.99
Rare soul from Jimmy Radcliffe – an emotive and charismatic singer, who we're surprised to have only heard a rare few recordings of before this excellent set from Shout UK – which features a number of Radcliffe singles plus cuts he wrote, produced or arranged for others via his Baby ... read more CD

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Sheryl Lee RalphIn The Evening (with bonus tracks) ... CD
New York Music Company/Hot Shot (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
Catchy crossover soul from Sheryl Lee Ralph – a singer who'd graced the same Dreamgirls stage as part of the original trio with Jennifer Holliday – stepping out on her own in this debut solo set! The record features production and arrangements from Trevor Lawrence, who'd worked ... read more CD

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... read more CD

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RasaEverything You See Is Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Govinda/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A deeply spiritual group at the core – so much so that the songs here are all guided towards the aims of Krishna – but one who works with the best sort of jazzy soul styles of the late 70s! The album's become a surprising modern soul classic over the years – a record that was ... read more CD

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

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Ray Goodman & BrownTake It To The Limit/Mood For Lovin' ... CD
EMI/Expansion (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of later albums from the trio of Ray, Goodman, & Brown – still going strong after their early years as The Moments! Take It To The Limit is an obscure mid 80s session from the former members of The Moments – recorded with a style that's a bit more electric and a bit more ... read more CD

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New Eugene RecordEugene Record/Trying To Get To You ... CD
Warner/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Two of the only solo records ever cut by Chicago soul legend Eugene Record – back to back on a single CD! First up is The Eugene Record – a great solo moment from Eugene – the singer who'd rose to fame with The Chi-Lites, and who still sounds pretty darn great here on his own! ... read more CD

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasBlack Magic ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – a set that's way past their early overheard hits for Motown, and which shows the group really stretching out with a new sort of power! There's definitely a bit of Black Magic in the mix – as there's a fresh feel ... read more CD

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Clarence ReidClarence Reid On The Job ... CD
Alston/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A great lost record from Clarence Reid – one of the most multi-talented artists on his scene, stepping out here with the depth and sensitivity of some of his best southern soul contemporaries of the 70s! Despite the fact that at the time of the record, Reid was simultaneously recording as ... read more CD

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Rene & AngelaRene & Angela/Wall To Wall ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $11.99
The first couple Rene & Angela records for Capitol – together for the first time on this great CD from Expansion! First up, is the great self-titled debut from Angela Winbush and Rene Moore as a duo – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture ... read more CD

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Sharon RidleyFull Moon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the few full albums ever cut by the great Sharon Ridley – a hell of a great singer from the east coast scene, and one with the fullness of the best club divas of the time – but an approach that goes way way deeper overall! There's a sexy slink to the album that echoes Ridley's ... read more CD

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

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New RippleSons Of The Gods (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
A really rich second album from Ripple – a group who took awhile to return to the studio, but really developed a lot in the process! The combo started out as a straight funk act – but here, they really take off with a tight approach to their instrumentation – razor-sharp work on ... read more CD

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RoarRoar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $21.99
An obscure funky soul combo from the 80s – but one that includes key work from some older funky talents as well! ROAR gets lead vocal support from Alex Ligertwood, but really takes its strength from the instrumentation – which includes lots of keyboards from Chester Thompson, who you ... read more CD

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Bert RobinsonI Promise You Love ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
Bert Robinson's got one of the deepest vocal styles in mainstream R&B for the late 80s – an approach that's rooted in classic modes, and set here to some more contemporary backings! The set features production by Al Hudson and the One Way team, plus the great Skip Drinkwater too – ... read more CD

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Bert RobinsonNo More Cold Nights ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked debut from singer Bert Robinson – an artist who was part of the large Al Hudson/One Way collective from Detroit, but who really comes into his own in this sweet little set! Robinson's got a very rich, deep vocal approach – almost a nod back to the pre-soul generation of ... read more CD

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Smokey RobinsonFree Soul – The Classics Of Smokey Robinson ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
A really fresh look at the music of Smokey Robinson – a package that mixes obscure tracks with hits, with a range that spans over two decades – all with the great Free Soul approach to a groove! The series normally focuses on sounds of the 70s – but here, they do a great job of ... read more CD

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesHi, We're The Miracles ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible work from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – a set that's not only one of the first great records on Motown, but a set that also really links the label to the vocal scene in the rest of the country too! Although the record features a few hits, the overall presentation is nicely ... read more CD

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RodriguezCold Fact ... CD
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano – but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production ... read more CD
Also available Cold Fact (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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New DJ RogersDJ Rogers ... CD
Shelter/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Mindblowing music from the great DJ Rogers – his first record, and a rootsy album of spiritual soul, right up there with the best 70s work by artists like Donny Hathaway, Rance Allen, or Stevie Wonder! Like all of those giants, DJ's got a deeply soulful vocal style that's more than ... read more CD

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DJ RogersLove Brought Me Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty DJ Rogers – one of the most positive, powerful voices in 70s soul music! The set's a sublime Rogers showcase all the way through – as DJ wrote, arranged, and produced the whole record – in partnership with the Earth Wind & Fire ... read more CD

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RonettesRonettes ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A girl group soul classic – the first-ever Ronettes album, recorded in the years before the group first hooked up with Phil Spector! Even back on this album from 1961, it's clear that the girls had a sound that would be huge – and they're working here with early (and great) production ... read more CD

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Rose RoyceIn Full Bloom ... CD
Whitfield/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A big one for Norman Whitfield – who found in Rose Royce what he'd been lacking for years – a hit group ready to handle a number of styles, all well, and all with an adventurous style that would break them past the legions of lackluster funky soul groups of the late 70s. The record ... read more CD

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Rose RoyceRose Royce Strikes Again ... CD
Whitfield/Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Rose Royce in perfect hit mode – blending older styles of harmony soul and rolling funk with some of the late 70s better advances in production. Norman Whitfield's really pushing himself here, and if he only did one thing on this planet, we'd give him a big award for his wonderful work on ... read more CD

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Diana RossEaten Alive (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
Michael Jackson gave Diana Ross the big title hit for this set – a track that also features his own guest vocals too – but most of the record was handled strongly by Barry Gibb, who not only co-produced the set, but wrote most of the material as well! Ross has a strong crossover feel ... read more CD

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Diana RossEvening With Diana Ross (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory (France), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 18.99
A smoking live performance from Diana Ross – a double-length set that offers up the lady in all full aspects of her glory! Ross sings not just in the clubby soul mode that made her a huge act at the time, but also brings in echoes of older Motown moments, plus a fair bit of jazz inspiration ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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New Diana RossRed Hot Rhythm & Blues (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1987. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
An overlooked gem from Diana Ross' 80s years – a record that's quite different than her Motown music of the 60s and 70s, but in a way that really shows the singer stepping out and trying something new! The album's maybe more soulful than some of Diana's previous albums – thanks to work ... read more CD

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

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New Diana RossRoss (RCA) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most well-crafted Diana Ross records of the 80s – thanks to heavy production work from Gary Katz, who's best known for his classic run with Steely Dan! The music has a depth that goes past some of the more crossover modes of Diana's earlier records – warmer touches of jazz ... read more CD

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Diana RossSilk Electric (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99
Diana Ross really finds a way to remake her groove here – a sweet new sound that fits her revamped look in the Andy Warhol image on the cover! Although Ross could sparkle strongly during the disco years, the best cuts here are some of the more midtempo moments – nicely spaced out in ... read more CD

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Diana RossSwept Away (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
A surprising hit for Diana Ross – a record that really helped the singer shine brightly in the 80s, but with a vibe that's quite different than her years at Motown! The album's got plenty of star power on board – production work from Arthur Baker, Richard Perry, Daryl Hall, Lionel ... read more CD
Also available Swept Away ... LP 3.99

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Diana RossWhy Do Fools Fall In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Diana Ross makes a big break with Motown for this debut set on RCA – a set that also has the singer making a nice stylistic break as well! The set's got Diana reinventing herself in so many different modes for the 80s – as Ross herself is sitting at the production helm for the record, ... read more CD

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Jackie RossFull Bloom ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest female soul moments on Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that the label also recorded Etta James! Jackie Ross is a singer who's way more Chicago than most of the bigger names on Chess – and works here with that perfect blend of soul and ... read more CD

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Rotary ConnectionSongs ... CD
Cadet (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing soul from Rotary Connection – and one of their greatest albums! The "songs" concept has the group working over a bunch of tunes by other folks – and the record features many late 60s rock titles, redone with the group's incredible baroque soul sound. Charles Stepney ... read more CD

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David RuffinDavid Ruffin/Me & Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Early 70s Motown from David Ruffin – a pair of albums on a single CD! First up is a self-titled set from Motown giant Ruffin – and a record that pairs him with producer Bobby Miller, who'd worked some real late 60s magic with The Dells! As with that group, Miller has a wonderful way ... read more CD

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David RuffinGentleman Ruffin ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
David Ruffin at Warner Brothers – a very good thing, thanks to some sublime production from Detroit soul legend Don Davis! As with other key productions in the 70s, Don pitches Ruffin with a sound that's smooth, but still has a great sense of humanity – a style that's a bit like late ... read more CD

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

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David RuffinSo Soon We Change ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Warm and wonderful soul from David Ruffin – key proof that the singer could keep on going strong, long after his earlier fame at Motown! The record's got a new sense of sophistication that really breaks David into new territory – a style that's nicely different than the backings Ruffin ... read more CD

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RufusRufus Featuring Chaka Khan ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work by one of the archetypal funky soul bands of the 70s – and a group whose impact is still being felt today! Of course, one of the reasons for that is Chaka Khan's incredible vocals – caught here at a prime early point, and very nicely set against some warm electric keyboards ... read more CD

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Rufus With Chaka KhanRufusized ... CD
MCA, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Sure, it was a hit – but it's also an excellent batch of jazzy soul, sung by one of the 70's greatest voices, backed by a sweet mellow vibe that's still influencing hip hoppers today. Includes the incredible track "Stop On By", plus the instrumental "Rufusized", "I'm ... read more CD

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Patrice RushenNow ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet sounds from the lovely lady – one of Patrice Rushen's last truly great albums, and a masterpiece of 80s groove with lots of jazzy touches! The keyboard sound has evolved a bit here – compressed with more electronic percussion than on Patrice's earlier records, but still done with ... read more CD

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Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A huge album for Patrice Rushen – thanks largely to the track "Forget Me Nots", which is a perfect blend of jazz and soul, in that warm sweet style she was forging after her early days as more of a fusion artist. The rest of the album's every bit as great – and the ... read more CD

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Marc SadaneOne Way Love Affair/Exciting ... CD
Warner/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of gems from this overlooked singer – back to back on a single CD! One Way Love Affair is the brilliant first album from Marc Sadane – an artist who never hit big at the time, but who really shines here in a set of mellow and modern soul tracks that's completely sublime! Sadane ... read more CD

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Salsoul OrchestraHeat It Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
A great new chapter for the Salsoul Orchestra – a set that has them working with underground legend Patrick Adams, who gives them an even cooler sound than before! There's more keyboards in the mix than on previous albums – some of those cool and moogy touches that Adams brought to his ... read more CD

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

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Larry Saunders & OthersFree Angela ... CD
Sound Of Soul/Secret Stash, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
An incredibly righteous bit of soul – one of the few albums ever cut by 70s mellow soul genius Larry Saunders, and an amazing tribute to Angela Davis! Larry's got a fantastic voice – one that we'd rank right up there with Donny Hathaway or Marvin Gaye, and which is recorded here with ... read more CD

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Johnny SaylesMan On The Inside ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $21.99
A wicked lost album on Brunswick Records – the only full record we've ever seen from bluesy soulman Johnny Sayles, working here with some incredible backings from Willie Henderson! At some level, Johnny's got the raspy warmth and charm of labelmate Tyrone Davis – but Henderson also ... read more CD
Also available Man On The Inside ... LP 9.99

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Freddie ScottFreddie Scott Sings & Sings & Sings ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
An early standout set from soul singer Freddie Scott – put together with sublime arrangements from pop maestro Gary Sherman! The record's got a quality that's quite unique – a bit Iceman soul, ala Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson – a bit of the polish of crossover acts like Ray ... read more CD

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Gloria ScottWhat Am I Gonna Do ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest soul records of all time – and an album that we'd never part with! Gloria Scott only ever recorded this one full LP – but that's more than enough, as the whole thing's a masterpiece – produced by Barry White with the best of his 70s approach, and featuring ... read more CD
Also available
What Am I Gonna Do ... LP 9.99
What Am I Gonna Do (Japanese pressing) ... CD 13.99
 
 



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