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New Sweet InspirationsSongs Of Faith & Inspiration ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The debut album from The Sweet Inspirations – a set that has them billed under the name of Cissy Drinkard & The Sweet Inspirations, before Cissy started using "Houston" as her last name – and a record that still has the group very firmly tied to their gospel roots! Like ... read more CD

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SwitchReaching For Tomorrow ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone classic from Switch – one of Motown's leading hopes in the early 80s soul scene, and for good reason too! These guys have a wonderfully well-rounded approach – great on ballads and even more compelling on groovers – a balance here that puts them proudly in the company of ... read more CD

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SwitchSwitch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group's got members from both the DeBarge and Ingram families! There's a warmth here that few others can match – an earnest, ... read more CD
Also available
Switch ... LP 2.99
Switch (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 25.99

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Foster SylversFoster Sylvers (Pride LP – with bonus track) ... CD
Pride/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
How old was Foster Sylvers when he cut this record? Seven? Eight? Whatever the case, the little tyke forever changed the face of funky music with the incredible cut "Misdemeanor" – one of those chunky funky numbers that sounds like nothing else we've ever heard, and which has ... read more CD

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SylvesterSylvester/Step II ... CD
Fantasy/Southbound (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $15.99
A massive double-header – one that features the first two Sylvester albums for Fantasy Records! First up is the self-titled Sylvester – a reworking of his older groove into one that we love more than any other that he ever used – a smooth modern soul style, not really disco, but ... read more CD

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New SyreetaStevie Wonder Presents Syreeta ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Syreeta's second album for Motown – and a set that really expands the groove from the first! (Then) husband Stevie Wonder is all over the album – and in a way, the shift between this album and the first is similar to the shift between Stevie's Music Of My Mind and later efforts like ... read more CD

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New Syreeta & GC CameronRich Love, Poor Love ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent smooth soul groover from two of Motown's most-overlooked 70s stars – the great GC Cameron and the sweet-voiced Syreeta! Although Syreeta's best known for her spacey soul work with Stevie Wonder, she's equally at home here in this set of smooth soul duets with ex-Spinner Cameron ... read more CD

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T ConnectionGame Of Life ... CD
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $18.99
Great lost work from T-Connection – recorded after their big early fame on TK Records, but with a groove that's maybe even better overall! The ensemble is much smaller this time around – not a large funky group, but just a quartet – and one with a tight focus and jazzy groove ... read more CD

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T ConnectionTake It To The Limit ... CD
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet lean set from T-Connection – still every bit as funky as back in their late 70s years, but with a different sort of style for the new generation! The music's got that great 80s groove approach that Capitol Records excelled at during the time – and the group's a bit more ... read more CD

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TavaresCheck It Out ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
One of Tavares' earliest albums – and a sweet modern group soul record produced by Johnny Bristol – one that hinted at the promise of greater soul that Capitol Records would deliver later in the decade! Tavares have a warmly sweeping sound that's a nice change from some of their ... read more CD

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TavaresLove Storm ... CD
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
A definite love storm from Tavares – a set that has the group's vocal approach honed to perfection – really soaring high with some sweet clubby arrangements from Freddie Perren! The album came at a time when the group was riding high on mainstream disco fame – but it's hardly a ... read more CD

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New Johnnie TaylorEargasm (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
A landmark album from Johnnie Taylor – a set that not only gave his career a giant boost, but which also helped shift southern soul into hip new territory in the late 70s! The music's a great change from Taylor's previous work at Stax – and the set features warm production from Don ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Johnnie TaylorRated Extraordinaire (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $23.99
Our favorite album ever from Johnnie Taylor – an incredible set from the late 70s that really has Taylor reinventing his sound – and coming across as a great talent for a mellow groove! The album has a wonderful smooth soul vibe all the way through – and starts with the classic ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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New Johnnie TaylorShe's Killing Me/A New Day ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $14.99
Pure greatness from Johnnie Taylor – two Columbia Records releases back to back on a single CD! First up is She's Killing Me, an obscure 7 track EP from Johnnie Taylor – almost a 12" single, but with more than enough going on to make us think of it as a full album! Johnnie's in ... read more CD

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TeenagersTeenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon ... CD
Gee/Warner (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
They may be Teenagers, but this is hardly teen pop – as the album's a key step in the direction towards soul music for the 60s – thanks to the mighty power of the tragic Frankie Lymon! There's a sense of darkness to the album right from the start – even in the hit that kicks ... read more CD

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TemptationsAll Directions ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
The Temptations going in all directions – and all of them pretty darn groovy too! The set's still heavy on the solid, righteous sound of Norman Whitfield – who gives some of the best cuts that psychedelic soul imprint he really perfected with the group – a quality that has a lot ... read more CD

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TemptationsCloud Nine ... CD
Motown, 1969. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
A masterpiece in psychedelic soul from The Temptations – perhaps the most perfectly realized album from their years working with Norman Whitfield! The set's awash in that bottom-heavy, rumbling funk mode that Whitfield brought to the group at the end of the 60s – served up in bold ... read more CD
Also available Cloud Nine ... LP 5.99

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TemptationsSky's The Limit ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield ... read more CD
Also available Sky's The Limit ... LP 6.99

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New TemptationsWish It Would Rain ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A pivotal moment for The Temptations – a set that has the group hitting even more of a deep soul sound than before – at a level that really sets them apart from some of the other groups on Motown at the time! There's a richer, fuller sound going on here – as the group work with ... read more CD

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TemptationsWith A Lot O' Soul ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Temptations pick up a lot of soul on this classic Motown set – a deeper, darker groove than ever before – the start of that fuzzy psychedelic soul style that made them one of the most inventive Motown acts of the late 60s! Deep basslines roll out strongly right from the start of ... read more CD

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Evelyn ThomasHigh Energy/Standing At The Crossroads – Disco Recharge ... CD
Vanguard/Harmless (UK), 1984/1986. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of classics from Evelyn Thomas – two records from a time when she was really finding her groove! High Energy is a classic club set from Thomas – a singer who virtually helped invent the hi-energy style in the 80s – as a new wave of dance rhythms perfect for the underground ... read more CD

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Irma ThomasFull Time Woman – The Lost Cotillion Album ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A full album's worth of material from the legendary Irma Thomas – most of it never heard before! Irma got her start as one of the most important female soul singers from New Orleans in the 60s – but the music here was all recorded for Atlantic Records at the start of the 70s – at ... read more CD

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Rufus ThomasCan't Get Away From This Dog ... CD
Stax, 1960s. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Can't get away from this dog – and who'd want to anyway, with music this funky! The set features a load of rare Rufus Thomas material done during his early years at Stax – that pre-funk period when Thomas was only recording a bit for the label, but really coming up with some amazing ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Three DegreesMaybe/So Much Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A killer package – two full albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Maybe – amazing early work from the Three Degrees – tracks cut before their more famous disco years in the 70s – but already showing a whole new approach to girl group soul! At some level, the trio take ... read more CD

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Three DegreesThree Degrees Live ... CD
Philadelphia International/Edsel (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99
The Philly trio gets some great live work done in this tasty little set – hitting the stage with backings from Richard Barrett, and singing before a very enthusiastic crowd in the UK! The style's almost a bit more like the Motown live albums from years back than most Philly International ... read more CD

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TimeTime ... CD
Warner, 1981. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
One of the two 80s masterpieces by this amazing Minneapolis group, before Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis left to change the face of commercial R&B! This first album and it's follow-up remain as a couple of the more enduring moments of slick, stylish American pop soul, and represent just a huge ... read more CD

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New TJMTJM (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A later bit of Philly disco – recorded at Sigma Sound studios with really soaring production from Tom Moulton – and some surprising help on a number of tracks from a young Arthur Baker! The style here has that Instant Funk sort of groove – a bit more bass at the bottom than ... read more CD
Also available TJM ... LP 2.99

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TrusselLove Injection ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Trussel may have cut this one and only album at the end of the 70s – but they've got a strength that's kept them going for years – despite a lack of success at the time! The record's a sweet modern soul stunner – a record that picks up a sweet jazzy groove that's augmented with ... read more CD

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Junior TuckerIt's A Small Small World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $21.99
A younger singer, but one with a really solid mix of reggae and soul – an artist who might well be Jamaica's answer to Foster Sylvers or Michael Jackson! Junior's got a nicely sweet voice at this point in his career – one that glides soulfully over the album's smooth-stepping backings, ... read more CD

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Tommy TuckerHi-Heel Sneakers ... CD
Checker (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Tommy Tucker may be best-remembered for the title track of this classic album – a tune that was covered by countless other artists in the 60s – but he's a hell of a talent with a mighty great range, and a gritty, soulful sound that's perfect for early 60s Chess Records! The album's got ... read more CD

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Ike Turner & The Kings Of RhythmBlack Man's Soul ... CD
Funky Delicacies, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Great stuff – and the only truly funky album that Ike Turner ever recorded! This set's a batch of obscure funky instrumentals – and sounds like a strong compilation of rare 45s, filled with hard funky drums, nice breaks, and plenty of super-tight grooves. Nearly every cut's a winner ... read more CD

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New TwennynineJust Like Dreamin' ... CD
Atlantic/Robinsongs (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime jazzy soul from Twennynine – a combo that's headed by drummer Lenny White, but which is a really solid group affair overall! Twennynine have a perfect sense of poise throughout – that great mix of jazzy elements and more straightforward soul that characterized some of the best ... read more CD

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24 - Carat BlackGone – The Promises Of Yesterday ... CD
Numero, 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
An amazing musical discovery – the lost second album from 24 Carat Black – recorded right after the band's legendary debut for Stax Records, but unissued for over 30 years! All the righteous styles of the group's famous Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth classic are fully in place here – ... read more CD

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Phil UpchurchDarkness, Darkness ... CD
Blue Thumb/Higher Plane, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Plenty of darkness here from Phil Upchurch – those great tones and notes he worked so well back in the 70s – all with that near-perfect quality that made him one of the most in-demand players of his day! The style here is a bit different than some of Phil's previous work in Chicago ... read more CD
Also available Darkness, Darkness ... LP 11.99

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Dana ValeryNot The Flower But The Root (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A tremendous bit of Chicago soul – from a very unlikely source! Dana Valery's an Italian singer by birth, and spent some time on the London scene in the 60s – but she soars out here in the best sort of Windy City groove we've come to love from the Brunswick label – a sound and ... read more CD

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Melvin Van PeeblesSweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song ... CD
Stax/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most fantastic soundtracks of the 70s – and maybe even of all time – thanks to a non-stop blast of insane styles and grooves – all quite different than other blacksploitation records of the time! For this, his masterpiece film, Melvin Van Peebles composed a non-stop ... read more CD
Also available Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song ... LP 29.99

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Gino VannelliNightwalker ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $21.99
Gino Vannelli still going strong well into the 80s – hitting this sweet blend of soul, rock, and crossover vibes – all in a style he virtually invented for himself in the 70s! The long perm look may have kept Gino out of crates in later years, but there's a top-quality feel to the ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2)

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Voices Of East HarlemRight On Be Free ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
The landmark first album by this legendary 70s soul group – and one with a feel that's much different than their later work! The style here is much more strongly righteous than their sweeter soul of the mid 70s – with a pronounced gospel influence that focuses most strongly on the ... read more CD

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Wanda WaldenSearchin' For Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little soul set from Wanda Walden – and probably one of the best things to come from the Narada Michael Walden camp in the early 80s! Narada produced and arranged, but the record's got a deeper feel than any of his own work of the time – a more soulful quality that's smooth, ... read more CD

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WaldoLove Don't Grow On Trees ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A strange cover, but a mighty soulful set from Waldo – a really cool Columbia Records soul group with Tyrone Lester and James Brown on vocals, plus some sweet keyboards from Calvin Brunson too! The sound is tight, with the keyboards and basslines really setting the groove – with some ... read more CD
Also available Love Don't Grow On Trees ... CD 9.99

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WarWorld Is A Ghetto (40th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano ... read more CD
Also available World Is A Ghetto (40th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Leon WareLeon Ware (1972) ... CD
United Artists/Solaris, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Sublime work from Leon Ware – the mellow soul master who's one of our favorite talents of the 70s! This album is Leon's first – recorded years before he did his records for Motown and Elektra – and it's done with a less polished sound that's a striking contrast to some of his ... read more CD

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Leon WareLeon Ware (1982) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Seminal modern soul from the great Leon Ware – an artist who had a great influence on the sound of mellow Motown in the 70s, but who's sounding even better here in an early 80s California groove! Leon's smooth, sophisticated, and very much his own man on the set – unabashedly upfront ... read more CD

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Leon WareMusical Massage (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD
Gordy/Motown, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70s! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the ... read more CD

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Dee Dee WarwickComplete Atco Recordings ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $26.99
Beautiful soul vocals from Dee Dee Warwick – the entirety of her work for Atco – all of it recorded between 1970 and 1972! Dee Dee had a pretty successful run as a solo singer for Mercury before moving to Atco, to say nothing of her pedigree as a session singer over the years, hitting ... read more CD

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Dee Dee WarwickTurning Around ... CD
Atco (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest moments ever from Dee Dee Warwick – and a set that definitely shows her to be one of the more soulful members of her famous family! The set's got a much deeper soul sound than some of Dee Dee's other material – as Atlantic has Warwick working down at Criteria ... read more CD

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New WatersWatercolors (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A nicely grooving set to start the 80s by The Waters – an underappreciated 2-man, 2-woman LA vocal group who did a considerable amount of backup vocals in the studio scene of the late 70s – and this is easily their best record! It's got some of the best arrangements the group ever ... read more CD

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Weather GirlsBig Girls Don't Cry (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Soaring vocals from The Weather Girls, set to bouncy grooves that are equal parts soul and pop! Martha Wash and Izora Armstead have mighty vocal chops throughout – that bold duo approach they first crafted as Two Tons O Fun, and pushed even more strongly as The Weather Girls – set here ... read more CD

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Jean WellsHere Comes Jean Wells ... CD
Calla/Warner (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of the greatest work ever from Jean Wells – a 60s soul singer who never fully got her due, but really shines here in the company of some top-shelf Atlantic Records talent! The album's a great mix of deep soul vocals and tighter uptown soul production – with sublime arrangements ... read more CD

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Mary WellsOne Who Really Loves You/Two Lovers ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of incredible early Motown albums from Mary Wells – one of the label's first truly great singers – in a great single set from Kent UK! Mary Wells never sounded better than in her Motown years – and 1962's The One Who Really Loves You is key proof of her talents, as it's ... read more CD

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New Marva WhitneyIt's My Thing ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Funky funky female soul! Marva Whitney was one of the greatest singers in the James Brown stable of stars during the late 60s – and she sang with a hard raw style worth of The Godfather himself! Brother James produced and wrote a good part of this classic album – and the record is one ... read more CD
Also available It's My Thing ... LP 9.99

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Wild MagnoliasThey Call Us Wild ... CD
Barclay/Polygram (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
The obscure 2nd album by The Wild Magnolias – much harder to find than the group's first American record! The sound here is similar to their debut – a Meters-driven approach to New Orleans funk, served up in a catchy blend of tight rhythms, raspy vocals, and some well-chosen keyboard ... read more CD

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Andre WilliamsFortune Of Hits – With Gino Parks, The 5 Dollars & The Don Juans 1955 to 1960 ... CD
Fortune/Tuff City, Mid 50s-Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A treasure trove of early Andre Williams – cut for the Fortune label from 1955 to around 1960 – with some of his greatest and best known singles of the time, as well as some comparably rare gems! Andre's most legendary for the smoothly charismatic, streetwise R&B sound – and ... read more CD

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Andre Williams & The Out Of SightersRed Beans & Biscuits – Rare & Unreleased Recordings 1966-1970 ... CD
Tuff City/Soul Tay Shus, Mid 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Some of the best material we've ever heard from Andre Williams' heady 60s funk days – including some tracks that were initially released as singles on the tiny Duo label in Chicago, plus a bunch more that have never been reissued at all! In the setting for the sides, Andre's working at his ... read more CD

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Carol WilliamsLectric Lady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Sweet electric soul from Carol Williams – a rich voice from the disco generation, served up here with some great Philly club arrangements from Vince Montana! The groove is great, right from the get-go – thanks to rhythm from the team of Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker – ... read more CD

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Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Lenny WilliamsChoosing You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer set from Lenny Williams – done in a smoothly jazzy mode that echoes with a real Fantasy Records groove! Lenny's clearly drawing some great inspiration here from the East Bay scene – working with older Motown producer Frank Wilson on a set of warmly modern numbers that really ... read more CD

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Lenny WilliamsRise Sleeping Beauty (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Lenny's first solo records – rawer than later work, thanks probably to the fact that he produced the record with Chester Thompson – and it's wonderful stuff! Thompson plays organ and arp on the record, and gives many tracks a nice heavy funk sound that's similar to his and ... read more CD

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Jackie WilsonDo Your Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $21.99
A very cool groove from Jackie Wilson – a record that still holds onto all the great vocal range of his roots, but also pushes into a hipper late 60s style that's pretty darn nice! Wilson's really at home in the setting – re-emerging as a more mature, confident singer with a lot better ... read more CD

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Jackie WilsonSoul Galore (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $22.99
Soul Galore from Jackie Wilson – and easily one of his hardest-hitting albums of the 60s! The set's got Jackie really stepping out with his best sort of groove – that raw power that really unlocks his vocal range, set to some of the funkiest backings he'd had on record so far – a ... read more CD

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Jackie WilsonThis Love Is Real ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $21.99
Wonderful work from Jackie Wilson's years on the Chicago scene – a time when the singer was able to really find a way to put his excellent vocals to great new use – stretching out here with sublime production from Carl Davis, and backings from the great Willie Henderson! In his early ... read more CD

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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie ... read more CD

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Spanky Wilson & Quantic Soul OrchestraI'm Thankful ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
The legendary Spanky Wilson makes a great return to the studio – thanks to superbly funky help from the Quantic Soul Orchestra! Spanky's voice was first heard famously on a number of great soul sides from the end of the 60s, but the passage of decades hasn't dimmed her talents a bit – ... read more CD

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WolfmoonWolfmoon ... CD
Fungus/Alive, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The one and only album ever cut by Wolfmoon – a wicked set of funky southern soul from Tyrone Thomas – the drummer who also gave the world the Whole Darn Family record! Tyrone's in his Wolfmoon garb here – a younger, grittier style that's got some heavy southern soul elements in ... read more CD

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Bobby WomackEverything's Gonna Be Alright – The American Singles 1967 to 1976 ... CD
United Artists/Charly (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 14.98
A massive package of music from the mighty Bobby Womack – a book-style 2CD set that features every single from Bobby's first decade in soul music – including both a and b-sides of the 45s! Bobby first got his start with a host of important singles for Minit Records – and these ... read more CD

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Bobby WomackHome Is Where The Heart Is (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/CBS (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
An exceptional album from Bobby Womack's years at Columbia Records – and a record that brings together smooth and roosty styles wonderfully! When Womack moved to Columbia, he was doing it at a time when a number of other older deep soul artists (Johnny Taylor, Betty Wright, Tyrone Davis) ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Bobby WomackLookin' For A Love Again ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $11.99
A stone classic from Bobby Womack – one of those records that has all his best elements firmly in place, put forward at a level that's sophisticated and polished, yet never too commercial at all! Bobby's voices are still incredible – that raspy, personal feel that's rooted in country ... read more CD

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Bobby WomackPieces (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $23.99
A great set from Bobby Womack's late 70s years at Columbia Records – one of our favorite records of this chapter in his career! Bobby's move to Columbia in the late 70s did a heck of a lot of good things to his music! At the label, he forged a strong mellow soul sound that still ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)
Also available Pieces (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99

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Bobby WomackRoads Of Life (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $23.99
A great album from Bobby – different than his earlier albums for United Artists, but in a good way – one that revives his whole career, and takes his sound into a whole new direction! The album's got a smooth soul finish with some touches of synth funk – produced by Bobby and ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Bobby WomackSafety Zone ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
Sweet funky soul from the great Bobby Womack – a record that mixes Bobby's roots with some of the more righteous modes he picked up on Across 110th Street – blended here in a style that's completely sublime! The record was one of Womack's first to be entirely recorded on the west coast ... read more CD

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Carol WoodsOut Of The Woods (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A rare 70s soul set from Carol Woods – a singer who's done a fair bit of work on the musical stage, but who has plenty to offer in this obscure debut album! The record was mostly cut in New York, yet only issued in the UK – which is part of the reason for its obscurity – and the ... read more CD

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Ren WoodsOut Of The Woods (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A sweet solo debut from Ren Woods – a singer who'd had previous experience on screen and on records – but who really comes into her own on this full length set! Al McKay of Earth Wind & Fire produced – and the set's got some of the warmth of EWF soul of the time, but a ... read more CD

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street BandPuckey Puckey – Jams & Outtakes 1970/1971 ... CD
Rhino Handmade, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 29.98
Rare funk doesn't get any better than this – massive music, all of it unreleased – recorded by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band at the tail end of their classic years for Warner Brothers! This is the kind of stuff you read about in history books, but hardly ever ... read more CD
(Individually numbered limited edition of 5000 Copies.)
Also available Puckey Puckey – Jams & Outtakes 1970/1971 ... CD 8.99

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OV WrightHi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Not just singles from the great OV Wright – but also a few live tracks and rare demo titles as well! OV's a hell of a singer – one with a voice that matches all the best on the southern scene of the time – and a great companion to some of the best deep soul material on the Hi ... read more CD

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OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this ... read more CD
Also available Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) (with bonus download) ... LP 11.99

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Willie WrightTelling The Truth (with bonus 5" vinyl single!) ... CD
Numero, 1977. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Incredibly beautiful work from Willie Wright – an album of folksy soul with a slight island spirit – one that nicely nestles Willie's music in a space somewhere between the best 70s work of Terry Callier and Jon Lucien! The sound is wonderful – lean, stripped-down, and ... read more CD

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Michael WycoffCome To My World/On The Line ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980/1983. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A killer double-header – two early 80s classics from the great Michael Wycoff! Come To My World is a beautiful set from Michael Wycoff – a perfect example of the kind of sophisticated groove he had right from the start of his legendary run on RCA – the kind of vibe that maybe ... read more CD

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Yarbrough & PeoplesHeartbeats (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
Yarbrough & Peoples work here with production from the great Lonnie Simmons – who was leaving behind his legacy with War, and turning out to be one of the sharpest talents in the 80s groove scene! Lonnie comes up with a nice lean style for the duo – one that often brings some bassy ... read more CD

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New Yarbrough & PeoplesTwo Of Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A massive hit for the duo of Calvin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples – and for good reason too! The set's equally well-balanced between upbeat, keyboard-heavy groovers and key mellower tracks – just the kind of rounded record we might expect from Ashford & Simpson at their late 70s best ... read more CD

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, ... read more CD
Also available Don't Happen No More ... LP 24.99

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New Timi YuroI'm A Star Now – Rarities 1956 to 1982 ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really rare work from the great Timi Yuro – a set of never-issued tracks, plus a few unusual Memphis soul singles she cut in the 60s! Timi's voice is wonderful – one of the most emotive of her generation – including the best singers in soul, country, and pop – all styles ... read more CD

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Pia ZadoraWhen The Lights Go Out (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
Maybe the strongest record ever from Pia Zadora – at least from a soul music perspective – thanks to strong studio help from the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! The famous pair worked with Pia on all the tracks – both as writers and producers – and their trademark groove ... read more CD

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VariousAin't It The Truth – The Ric & Ron Story Vol 2 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
An excellent overview of the second half of the short run of the Ric & Ron labels – tiny imprints from New Orleans in the early years of soul music, but a crucial force in the development of the Crescent City sound! The work here is mostly from the early 60s, and really shows New Orleans ... read more CD

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VariousAt The Club – 25 Blistering Soul Essentials ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
An excellent batch of 25 groovers, all hand-picked from the Atlantic soul catalog with a selection that moves waaaaay past the big ol' hits! This is the kind of stuff that we die to find on funky 45s – only if we're lucky! Titles include "Walking Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee ... read more CD

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VariousBad Bad Whiskey – The Ultimate Collection Of The Legends Of Drunken Blues ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $18.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the set's a killer collection of booze and blues – mostly pulled from the postwar years, and featuring a few R&B classics mixed with lesser-known gems! Alcohol is the subject of all these tunes – in all of its many forms and flavors ... read more CD

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VariousBest Of Brunswick – Love Songs & Ballads ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Beautiful work from Brunswick Records – one of our favorite sources for mellow soul in the early 70s – and a label who could handle the genre like nobody else! Brunswick had a way of recording tracks in a style that's full, yet still very up close and personal too – and which ... read more CD

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VariousBirmingham Sound – The Soul Of Neal Hemphill Vol 1 ... CD
Rabbit Factory, 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
A treasure trove of rare southern soul – and a brilliant compilation that finally gives the Birmingham scene its due! Birmingham may not have been as famous as other southern soul scenes like Jackson, Memphis, or Miami during the 70s – but thanks to the efforts of producer/studio owner ... read more CD

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VariousBlame It On The Dogg – A Southern Blues & Soul Compilation Vol 1 ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge amount of work produced and presented by the legendary Swamp Dogg – a hell of a great deep soul singer in his own right – but a talent who also helped so many other artists in the 60s and 70s! The range of talents here is really surprising – not just the tight roster of ... read more CD

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VariousBlame It On The Dogg – A Southern Blues & Soul Compilation Vol 2 ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge amount of work produced and presented by the legendary Swamp Dogg – a hell of a great deep soul singer in his own right – but a talent who also helped so many other artists in the 60s and 70s! The range of talents here is really surprising – not just the tight roster of ... read more CD

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VariousBluesin' By The Bayou – Rough & Tough ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Not just bluesin', but layin' the bedrock foundation for some of the greatest southern soul, funk and swamp rock to come! Rough & Tough is the most revelatory compilation in Ace's By The Bayou series to date – digging deep into the rare recordings of 2 of south Louisiana's pivotal ... read more CD

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VariousBobby's Harlem Rock Vol 1 – New York Wild Guitars ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $28.99
Raw soul and blistering blues from the Bobby Robinson family of labels of the early 60s – material pulled from rare singles on the Fire, Fury, and Enjoy label – and wrapped up here in a mighty sharp package that offers up 31 tracks in all! As the title promises, the guitars are pretty ... read more CD

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VariousBobby's Harlem Rock Vol 2 – New York's On Fire ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $28.99
Killer blues from the Bobby Robinson labels Fire, Fury, and Enjoy – a set that brings together a great range of rare material from this legendary New York imprint – including a number of tracks we've never seen reissued before! The Fire/Fury work is usually concentrated on the big hits ... read more CD

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VariousBrent – Superb 60s Soul Sounds ... CD
Brent/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Superb soul, indeed – a heady batch of work from the important Brent label in the 60s – including a fair bit of previously unissued tunes! Brent was a bit different than some of the 60s indie soul labels – in that they didn't just pull from their local scene, but culled material ... read more CD

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VariousCatacombs – Temple Street, Wolverhampton 1968 to 1974 – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD
Charly (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Sublime 60s soul singles – upbeat, grooving, and brought together in support of legendary UK club The Catacombs – an early hotbed for the Northern Soul scene! The package is heavy on notes and images from the club – but even if you've never set foot in the UK, or on a dancefloor, ... read more CD

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VariousCold Cold Heart – Where Country Meets Soul Vol 3 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Southern soul galore – a wonderful range of tracks that are done in that best deep soul mode that borrowed heavily from country music – but also really transformed things to fit their own righteous needs! Make no mistake, the collection is all soul music all the way through – but ... read more CD

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VariousComplete Fame Singles Vol 1 – 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $21.99
Legendary work from one of the greatest soul labels ever – a tiny Alabama imprint that helped bring the Muscle Shoals sound to the masses – thanks to the work of producer Rick Hall, and his crack band of session players! The music here set a whole new standard for soul in the south ... read more CD

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VariousCracking The Cosimo Code – 60s New Orleans R&B & Soul ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $18.99
Seminal sounds from the New Orleans scene of the 60s – all great soul tracks recorded in the studios of Cosimo Matassa – as important a force in the Crescent City sound as Allen Toussaint at the time! The grooves here are plenty deep – building off New Orleans modes from the ... read more CD

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New VariousDeep Soul Moments – Sometime Someplace Somewhere ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Stone gems from the early years of deep soul – that wonderful style that borrowed bits of gospel, blues, and R&B to draw a sharp edge on otherwise mellow ballads – in a style that forever transformed the sound of soul! The cuts here have a really special sort of vibe – ... read more CD

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VariousDJ Snowboy Presents The Good Foot – The Soundtrack To His Soho Night ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
A different groove than usual from the mighty Snowboy – not the Latin you may know from his own records, or the funk you'll find on his other compilations – but instead a smoking batch of 60s soul, with a really wonderful batch of well-chosen cuts throughout! The album's a counterpart ... read more CD

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VariousDore LA Soul Sides ... CD
Dore/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A treasure trove of soul from the legendary LA indie label Dore Records – home to some of the finest 60s sides on the west coast – a top-shelf lineup that's never been represented this well! Dore had a few key groups at the time – a young Whispers, and the excellent Superbs ... read more CD
 
 



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