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Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kudu/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach here is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with ... read more CD

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New 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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Wilson PickettI Want You ... CD
EMI/Fever Dream, 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 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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New 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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New Platinum HookPlatinum Hook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
An overlooked groover from late 70s Motown – served up on a record that might look more like a heavy metal outing, but which is tight clubby soul all the way through! Platinum Hook are a bit in the funky territory of early Commodores – save for the fact that they've got one female ... read more CD

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PleasureDust Yourself Off/Accept No Substitutes ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. Used ... $7.99
2 of the best albums by 70s jazz funk legends Pleasure! Dust Yourself Off is probably Pleasure's most sought-after album, and it includes the classic breakbeat cut "Bouncy Lady", which begins with a nice hard drumbreak, and ends the same way! The record has a tight, smooth, soulful feel ... read more CD

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PleasureFuture Now ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99
A wonderful album from Pleasure – a group who were already great before, but who really seem to hit a great new level with this late 70s classic! Pleasure started out as a sweet jazz/funk combo with a great edge to their music – but by the time of this set, they'd actually gotten even ... read more CD

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PleasureGet To The Feeling ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99
Wonderfully tight work from Pleasure – a record that definitely lives up to the lean, clean image on the cover – as it's got the group honing their funky skills even more strongly than before! Wayne Henderson's at the helm, finding the group hit this razor-sharp groove that comes ... read more CD

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PleasureGlide – The Essential Selection 1975 to 1982 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 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
Also available Glide – The Essential Selection 1975 to 1982 ... LP 16.99

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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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Plunky & OnenessGroove Tones ... CD
Name Brand Records, 1998. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 SistersBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
A great step into the 80s for The Pointer Sisters – a record that has them bringing in themes that are a bit more soulful than some of their previous efforts! The album's still got all the big crossover potential of their other hits – but the groove's got a solidly soulful vibe overall ... 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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PoussezPoussez (Poo-Say) ... CD
Vanguard/Get Disconnected, 1979. Used ... $29.99
A rare disco outing from funky drummer Alphonze Mouzon – one of a few albums he cut with the group Poussez! Alphonze is very much in charge of the groove here – handling all writing, arranging, and production chores for the record – and playing drums, keyboards, and percussion, ... read more CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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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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Lou PrideAin't No More Love In This House ... CD
Severn, 2013. Used ... $5.99
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Prime TimeFlying High (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $7.99
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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PrinceBatman – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Warner, 1989. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "The Future", "Electric Chair", "Vicki Waiting", "Partyman", "Scandalous", and "Batdance". CD

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PrinceBeautiful Experience ... CD
NPG, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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PrinceChaos & Disorder ... CD
Warner, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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New PrinceControversy ... CD
Warner, 1981. Used ... $3.99
Classic Prince – an album that signaled an end to the first part of Prince's storied career, leaning heavily on his fascination with new wave, mixed with the r&b grooves and 70s funk of his earliest LPs. Prince is definitely in a transitional mode here, the easy politics of the punk era ... read more CD

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New PrinceDiamonds & Pearls ... CD
Paisley Park, 1991. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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PrinceDirty Mind ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... $5.99
Early work from Prince – really his first full fledged masterpiece! Prince ushered the 80s in with a mix of recognizable influences, but filtered through his unique sensibility – taking taught a funk sound, layered vocals, crisp rhythms, ultra catchy songs and that unbridled, ... read more CD

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New PrinceFor You ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $5.99
Compelling early work from Prince – with a host of influences present on the surface, showing more clearly from whence he developed his unique sound. There's a bit of the record that reminds us of Shuggie Otis mid 70s output, and other tracks show that Prince had been paying attention to the ... read more CD

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PrinceGraffiti Bridge ... CD
Paisley Park, 1990. Used ... $2.99
Well, it wasn't Purple Rain – nor Parade – but this 3rd Prince soundtrack still had some nice moments, thanks to an ever-expanding Paisley Park family that included George Clinton, Morris Day, and Mavis Staples! The older funk acts don't come off as nicely as Prince and The Time do ... read more CD

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New PrinceMusicology ... CD
NPG, 2004. Used ... $1.99
A very strong album by the one-and-only Prince – maybe the catchiest, most rewarding full length by the royal one since the Revolution days! Musicology is most notable for the undeniable exuberance and joy that vibrates from the speakers, track after track. Prince seems to be having fun on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 2.99

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New PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. Used ... $2.99
Sure, it was the soundtrack to a film that flopped – but we remember this as one of our favorite Prince albums from the 80s! Includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown – and the whole album's got some great orchestral arrangements by Clare ... read more CD
Also available Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 3.99

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New PrincePrince ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second LP, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you could really hear the seeds of his later efforts – and really remarkable, unique, and fascinating ... read more CD

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New PrincePurple Rain ... CD
Warner, 1984. Used ... $1.99
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly ... read more CD
Also available Purple Rain ... LP 19.99

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New PrinceRave Un2 The Joy Fantastic ... CD
Arista, 1999. Used ... $2.99
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(Enhanced CD. Booklet has some small writing in pen.)

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New PrinceSign O The Times ... CD
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A sprawling classic from Prince – that tracks that perfect the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s ... read more CD
(2 CD set in individual jewel cases.)

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Prisonaires/Marigolds/SolotonesOnly Believe – Unissued & Rare Nashville Vocal Group Recordings ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
Stunning sounds from the legendary Prisonaires – the important Memphis vocal group that first formed in prison, but was able to release a fair bit of commercial recordings over the years! The package is a great companion to previously-issued material on the group – as it features rare ... read more CD

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New Professor LonghairFess – The Professor Longhair Anthology ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s. Used 2CDs ... $19.99
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(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)

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Public AnnouncementAll Work, No Play ... CD
A&M, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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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
Also available Quiet Elegance – The Hi Records Single Collection ... CD 16.99

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Quiet EleganceQuiet Elegance – The Hi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Solid (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $16.99
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
Also available Quiet Elegance – The Hi Records Single Collection ... CD 22.99

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Lou Ragland/Hot ChocolateI Travel Alone (Hot Chocolate/Conveyor/bonus & unreleased tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99 29.99
An amazing set of music – two rare albums from Ohio funk legend Lou Ragland, plus bonus tracks, and a whole set of unreleased sessions too – a huge amount of new music, even if you've got some of the previous reissues! First up is the legendary Hot Chocolate album – one of the ... 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
Also available Get Ready ... LP 4.99

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New Rare EarthRare Earth Collection ... CD
Motown (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
Some of the most soulful rock ever to come from Detroit – recorded by one of the most successful white acts to ever grace the Motown label! Rare Earth fall into the same crossover Detroit rock/soul territory as Dennis Coffey and Lyman Woodard – and share a similar penchant for fuzzy ... read more CD

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Lou RawlsBlack & Blue/Tobacco Road ... CD
Capitol, 1962/1963. Used ... $6.99
2 early Capitol classics by Lou Rawls – back to back on one CD, and perfectly paired throughout! Black and Blues is quite possibly the first truly great Lou Rawls album for Capitol – an all-out swinging jazz session done with arrangements by Onzy Matthews, in a mode that firmly helped ... read more CD

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Lou RawlsWhen You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1977. Used ... $11.99
The move to Philly International did wonders for Lou's career – and there's no denying that the smooth soul sound of Gamble and Huff worked perfectly with his rich vocal style! The "classy" setting took Lou to a whole new level, while also providing a good force for his still-soulfu ... read more CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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Sugar Ray's Flying FortressBim Bam Baby ... CD
Ace (UK), 1995. Used ... $2.99
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Ray & His CourtSalsa Y Estilo ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
A stone funky classic from Ray & His Court – a really weird blend of Latin roots and offbeat 70s elements – all tangled up with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! This album's a bit less straight funk than Ray's "Cookie Crumbs" classic – but that's ... read more CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Ray Goodman & BrownMood For Lovin ... CD
Manhattan, 1988. Used ... $19.99
A different groove than before for Ray, Goodman, & Brown – partly because the trio's working without Al Goodman, and instead has the younger Greg Willis in place as a mighty strong lead! Some tracks have Greg really taking center stage – with only smaller harmony support from Harry ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Otis ReddingImmortal Otis Redding ... CD
Atco, 1968. Used ... $4.99
Some of the last recordings ever made by Otis Redding – produced by Steve Cropper in mid 1967, but not issued by Atlantic until after Otis' tragic early death! The style of the tracks is very much in keeping with Redding's classic Stax work – and it seems that even more of the tunes on ... read more CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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New Otis ReddingIt's Not Just Sentimental ... CD
Stax (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
A motherlode of 22 rare and unreleased tracks by this legend of soul from the 60's! There's about 14 tracks which comprise a missing album of studio songs, and which feature a whole bunch of great originals by Redding and Steve Cropper. Then, there's a bunch more that feature out-takes of hits ... read more CD

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Otis ReddingOriginal Album Series (Pain In My Heart/Sings Soul Ballads/Otis Blue/Soul Album/Dictionary Of Soul) (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Warner, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A quintet of classic Stax Records albums from Otis Redding – each presented in a tiny LP-style cover that replicates the original record! The work here is all totally wonderful – the kind of mindblowing, groundbreaking vocals that easily made Redding one of the most exciting artists of ... read more CD

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Otis ReddingVery Best Of Otis Redding ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
16 of Otis Redding's best numbers, pulled together out of the Stax vaults after Atlantic had more or less completely taken over the Memphis label. Includes "I Can't Turn You Loose", "I've Been Loving You Too Long", "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)", "Try A Little ... read more CD

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New Reese ProjectFaith Hope & Clarity ... CD
Network/Giant, 1992. Used ... $3.99
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(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasMartha Reeves & The Vandellas – 24 Greatest Hits ... CD
Gordy, 1960s. Used ... $7.99
Titles include "Come & Get These Memories", "Love Is Like A Heat Wave", "Dancing In The Street", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things", "Nowhere To Run", and "A Love Like Yours". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Clarence ReidRunning Water ... CD
Alston (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
An early gem from Clarence Reid – a set recorded early in the big wave of Miami soul from the 70s – with all the best southern soul modes fully intact! Reid's nicely balanced here between deep soul and funk – shifting easily between the styles with care and class that you'd never ... read more CD

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New Reid IncReid Inc ... CD
TK/Henry Stone, Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records – one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time – upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall – more fast funk in the instrumentation, ... read more CD
(Please note: Although this CD is legit, it is produced as a CDR with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)

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RelativesElectric Word ... CD
Yep Roc, 2013. Used ... $6.99
The magnificent return of The Relatives – the group's first new recording since the 70s – hot on the heels of their rediscovery on the Don't Let Me Fail compilation! The lineup features some younger members alongside leader Reverend Gean West – but the sound here is very much in ... read more CD
Also available Electric Word (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP 14.99

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New Rene & AngelaClassic Masters ... CD
Capitol, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
Excellent work from Rene & Angela – the sweetly soulful duo who recorded some brilliant sides of modern soul at the start of the 80s! Most of Rene & Angela's work is long out of print – which makes this 12 track collection an essential way to start checking out their skills in ... read more CD

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New Rene & AngelaCome My Way – The Best Of Rene & Angela ... CD
EMI, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print. Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Rhythm MachineRhythm Machine ... CD
Lu Lu, 1976. Used ... $9.99
One of the heaviest funk records ever to come out of Indy in the 70s – a super-dope batch of ensemble grooving with plenty of odd twists and turns! At one level, the group work in a familiar Earth Wind & Fire-styled vibe – mixing heavy bass, funky rhythms, and lots of great horns ... read more CD

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New Rhythm MachineRhythm Machine (with bonus tracks) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Lu Lu/Now Again, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the heaviest funk records ever to come out of Indy in the 70s – a super-dope batch of ensemble grooving with plenty of odd twists and turns! At one level, the group work in a familiar Earth Wind & Fire-styled vibe – mixing heavy bass, funky rhythms, and lots of great horns ... read more CD
Also available Rhythm Machine ... CD 9.99

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Tony RichWords ... CD
LaFace, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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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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RihannaRated R ... CD
Def Jam, 2009. Used ... $3.99
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Minnie RipertonAdventures In Paradise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe our favorite-ever album from Minnie Riperton during the 70s – a sweet, smooth jazzy gem that really makes some of the best use of her vocals! There's a sophistication here that's a great 70s counterpart to Minnie's earlier work with Charles Stepney – served up here in a very ... read more CD

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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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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden ... CD
Aim (Australia), 1970. Used ... $7.99
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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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel (Japanese version) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1974. Used ... $9.99
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest soul divas! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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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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Jackie RobinsonI'm Different (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Ariola, 1976. Used ... $6.99
The rare disco soul LP from German chanteuse Gitta MacKay, aka Jackie Robinson – featuring the great single "Moving Like A Superstar" and the sample classic "Pussyfooter" – and a great set overall that should have made her a worldwide star! The album was released in ... read more CD

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Smokey RobinsonBeing With You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1981. Used ... $21.99
A great vehicle for the Smokey Robinson sound in the 80s – and a record that helped Smokey kick off the decade with a really massive hit! "Being With You" still let Smokey stay in an older style of soul-based vocals, without slipping into the adult contemporary sound that would ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing. Includes obi.)

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Smokey RobinsonMy World – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
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New Smokey RobinsonWhere There's Smoke ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1979. Used ... $3.99
Smooth Smokey at the end of the 70s – an album that has him moving from the Quiet Storm sound into the more hook-based style that would earn him a fair bit of hits in the 80s! The Robinson vocal approach is always sweet, warm, and mellow on the set – especially on the album's more ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sugar Chile RobinsonGo Boy Go! – 1949 to 1952 ... CD
Capitol/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
Frankie "Sugar Chile" Robinson's definitely a singer who earned his name – as little Frankie was just a kid when he cut most of these sides for Capitol Records! The style's a familiar one for the time – jump blues and R&B – delivered with the same sort of intensity ... read more CD

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RodriguezCold Fact ... CD
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Ce Ce RogersNever Give Up ... CD
Atlantic, 1991. Used ... $0.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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New RonettesSilhouettes ... CD
Collectables, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Ralphi RosarioYou Used To Hold Me ... CD
UC, 1998. Used ... $6.99
Remix album of Rosario's track "You Used To Love Me". 11 tracks in all mixed by DJ Hyperactive, Masters At Work, Razor N Guido, and Danny Tenaglia. CD
(Out of print.)

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New 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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Rose RoyceVery Best Of Rose Royce ... CD
Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
16 classic tracks by one of the last great soul groups of the 70s! The set begins with their huge theme to the film "Car Wash", then runs through some of their more sublime, subtler numbers – like "I Wanna Get Next To You", "I'm Going Down", "Wishing On A ... read more CD

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Diana RossAll The Great Hits ... CD
Motown, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $5.99
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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) ... CD
Motown, 1976. Used ... $5.99
Essential peak solo material from Diana – her aptly self-titled set from 1976, showing Ms. Ross stretching out stylistically with incredible style and with beautiful vocals! Diana '76 is among her best work of the 70s – and that's saying something! It opens with the gorgeous "Them ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Diana Ross (1976) ... LP 4.99

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Diana RossEndless Love ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1980s. Used ... $3.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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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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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 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 ConnectionAladdin/Dinner Music ... CD
Cadet/Raven, 1968/1969. Used ... $9.99
2 lost gems by Rotary Connection – the celestial Chicago group that featured the voice of a young Minnie Riperton, and production by the god-like Charles Stepney! Both albums are completely unique – a mad blend of soul, rock, jazz, and lots of stunning studio touches. Tight rhythms ... read more CD

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New Rotary ConnectionRotary Connection ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... $32.99
Amazingly baroque soul by this legendary crossover group from Chicago! Take 1 part hippy dippy rockers, 1 part young lovely soulful Minnie Riperton, and 1 part crazy wigged out Chess/Cadet soul studios – and you've only got the beginnings of one of the most unique soul bands to come out of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New 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
Also available So Soon We Change ... LP 0.99
 
 



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