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Paul HardcastleHardcastle ... CD
JVC, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Freda PayneReaching Out ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. Used ... $13.99
It's a few years after Freda's big hit "Band of Gold", and she's recording here in a very different mode! The record is produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, with arrangements by a number of different talents, like McKinley Jackson, Tony Camillo, and Michael Smith – and the overall ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Pazant BrothersBrothers Funk – Rare New York City Funk 1969 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Mindblowing funk from one of the greatest combos on the New York scene of the early 70s – Pazant Brothers Eddie & Al, heard here on a host of their greatest recordings! The package goes way past any other Pazant reissues we've seen – and features not only work from the group's ... read more CD

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Teddy PendergrassBest of Teddy Pendergrass – Turn Off The Lights ... CD
Music Club (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $7.99
Another fine compilation of 70's soul tracks from the Music Club label, and put together in a nice looking package that's a good deal for the money. There's 15 tracks in here, with nearly 75 minutes of Teddy's best stuff, including "Close The Door", "Turn Out the Lights", " ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1977. Used ... $7.99
Teddy Pendergrass – we love you! This is one of Mr. P's greatest albums of smooth mellow soul – recorded after he left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and began working in a wonderfully warm solo style that had a huge influence on male vocal soul for years to come! The sound here ... read more CD
(Legacy Recordings' Total Soul Classics edition. Barcode has a sticker.)

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Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Teddy Pendergrass – we love you! This is one of Mr. P's greatest albums of smooth mellow soul – recorded after he left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and began working in a wonderfully warm solo style that had a huge influence on male vocal soul for years to come! The sound here ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Teddy Pendergrass ... LP 5.99

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Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Greatest Hits ... CD
Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Sublime stuff! When Teddy left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, he was making one of the best moves of his career – as you'll hear on these amazing tracks, totally perfect bits of modern soul that moved the career of Teddy up about a zillion notches, and which also had a profound effect ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy PendergrassTeddy/This One's For You ... CD
Philadelphia International/West Side (UK), 1979/1982. Used ... $11.99
One of the greatest singers of the 70s – at the height of his powers! The album Teddy is perhaps the ultimate Teddy Pendergrass album of all time – as it features the incredible track "Come Go With Me", which kicks off the album, and will hold you tight forever. The other ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dan PennDo Right Man ... CD
Sire/Warner/Blue Horizon, 1994. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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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

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Demetrius PerryAnother World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $16.99
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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New 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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New PersuadersThin Line Between Love & Hate ... CD
Win Or Lose/Atlantic (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
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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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 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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Esther PhillipsBest Of Esther Phillips ... CD
Epic/Legacy, Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print. Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters pressing.)

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Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues ... CD
Kudu/CTI (UK), 1973. Used ... $18.99
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 arranged the album, and gave Esther a nice little dose of funk that really helped her groove – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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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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 ... $11.99 15.99
Produced by Andre Perry – with cuts that include "I Want You", "Love Of My Life", "Shameless", "Live With Me", "Groove City", "Superstar", and "Granny". CD

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Pieces Of PeacePieces Of Peace ... CD
Scarab/Cali Tex, 1972. Used ... $6.99
A lost treasure of rare soul from the Chicago scene – the unreleased album by Pieces Of Peace – a combo with ties both to the late 60s soul of Twinight Records and the early 70s grooves of The Pharoahs! This set was initially recorded by The Pharoahs' Scarab label, but never issued at ... read more CD

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PlattersGolden Hits ... CD
Mercury, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
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PlattersVery Best Of The Platters ... CD
Mercury, 1950s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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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
Also available Get To The Feeling ... LP 13.99

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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 29.99

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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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PlunkyOne World One Music ... CD
Name Brand Records, 1992. Used ... $0.99
Sweet soulful work from Plunky Nakabinde – a set that has him hitting a different mode than his earlier sounds with Oneness Of Juju – yet still working in a great criss-crossing of styles throughout! The vibe here is righteous early 90s soul and jazz – blended together on the ... read more CD

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Plunky & OnenessNever Too Late ... CD
Name Brand Records, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Noel PointerPhantazia/Hold On ... CD
Blue Note/BGO (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99
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 SistersBreak Out ... CD
Planet, 1983. Used ... $4.99
The Pointer Sisters were superstars before 1983's Break Out, and this appropriately titled album shot them to stratospheric heights in popularity – with good reason, as this is some of the catchiest, hookiest pop and/or soul of the past few decades! Stellar Pointer Sisters vocals and the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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PoisonOn Our Way To Number 1 ... CD
Roulette/EMI (UK), 1976. Used ... $11.99
A sweet set of Earth Wind & Fire-inspired grooves from Poison – an obscure 70s funk combo that hailed from Richmond, VA! The group's outfits, righteousness, and instrumentation clearly show a strong debt to EWF – but there's also a roughness to some of the tracks that belies their ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy Preston16 Year Old Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Derby/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Billy PrestonI Wrote A Simple Song (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. Used Gatefold ... $18.99
Billy Preston's first album on A&M Records – a surprisingly great home for his ever-evolving style! Billy give some big thanks in the notes to George Harrison, Bobby Womack, and Quincy Jones – all of whom he credits for bringing the album into being – although it's Quincy who ... read more CD
(Out of print. SHMCD pressing.)

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Lou PrideAin't No More Love In This House ... CD
Severn, 2013. Used ... $7.99
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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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PrinceNew Power Soul ... CD
NPG, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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PyrymydPyrymyd ... CD
Capitol/Think (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked gem from the killer soul years at Capitol Records – the only record we've ever seen from Pyrymyd, a group with grooves as angular as their name! The tunes have a mix of bassy funk and clubby rhythms – that sweet 80s groove style that nobody seemed to do better than ... read more CD
Also available Pyrymyd ... LP 11.99

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New 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 ... $4.99
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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Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae ... CD
Capitol, 2006. Used ... $1.99
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(Booklet has a small amount of pen and some water stains.)

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Lou RaglandConveyor ... CD
SMH/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. Used ... $9.99
The second album from Lou Ragland – the creative force behind the funk act Hot Chocolate, stepping out here in a great set of mellow soul tracks! The album's quite different from the heavy funk of the Hot Chocolate album – more of a message-oriented approach to soul, in the vein of ... read more CD

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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 ... $22.99 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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Rainbow TeamSong For You ... CD
PTG (France), 1982. Used ... $6.99
Rainbow Team, where have you been all our lives? You're a heck of a great little group – and we love the sound you've got on this second album! Sure, we know you're wearing a bunch of silly day-glo costumes on the cover – and that's probably what's made this record slip by our crates ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sheryl Lee RalphIn The Evening (with bonus tracks) ... CD
New York Music Company/Hot Shot (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
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 ... $13.99
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 3.99
Get Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Rare EarthGet Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
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
(Limited to 3000 copies.)
Also available
Get Ready ... LP 3.99
Get Ready ... CD 13.99

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Lou RawlsBlack & Blue/Tobacco Road ... CD
Capitol, 1962/1963. Used ... $8.99
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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New Lou RawlsLou Rawls Live! (Capitol) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used ... $7.99
One of the greatest albums to ever sum up the genius of Lou Rawls in the 60s – a brilliant live set put together with the talents of David Axelrod! The record perfectly captures the easy-going soul of Rawls in the early years – a natural approach to his music that made him one of the ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Lou Rawls with Les McCann LtdStormy Monday ... CD
Capitol, 1962. Used ... $8.99
One of Lou's most jazz-oriented albums – featuring backing by Les McCann's famous trio with Leroy Vinnegar and Ron Jefferson, perfectly suited to Lou's soulful renditions of the tunes on the album. Most of the numbers are bluesy ones, but as usual, Lou manages to give them his own hip twist ... read more CD

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Sugar Ray's Flying FortressBim Bam Baby ... CD
Ace (UK), 1995. Used ... $9.99
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Ray & His CourtSalsa Y Estilo ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Otis ReddingKing Of Soul (4CD set) ... CD
Atco/Atlantic, 1960s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A killer collection of work by one of the greatest soul singers ever – almost 100 tracks of 60s soul from the legendary Otis Redding – wrapped up here in one mighty sweet package! The music spans the full scope of Redding's growth in the 60s – early solo tracks for Stax Records, ... read more CD

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New 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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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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Martha Reeves & The VandellasHeat Wave ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderfully romping grooves from one of Motown's first great groups – a stunning set of tracks that really put The Vandellas on the map! The title cut's one of those stormers that played for years on both sides of the Atlantic – and was a key inspiration to the UK soul scene too – ... read more CD

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown, Mid 60s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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New 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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RelativesElectric Word ... CD
Yep Roc, 2013. Used ... $8.99
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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Rene & AngelaRene & Angela/Wall To Wall ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $16.99
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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New 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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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 RipertonPerfect Angel (Japanese version) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1974. Used ... $13.99
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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Jackie RobinsonI'm Different (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Ariola, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 16.98
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
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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James RobinsonGuilty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few records ever cut by James Robinson – a smoothed-voiced singer who should have been one of the bigger ballad stars of his time! Robinson's got a deep range to his style – and works here in some gently-stepping numbers that really stand head and shoulders above most of the ... read more CD

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Smokey RobinsonWhere There's Smoke (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1979. Used ... $19.99
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
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesAnthology ... CD
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $15.99
45 tracks on 2 CDs!! CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesGreat Songs & Performances That Inspired The Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special ... CD
Motown, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Who would have thought it? Smokey's great career at Motown was just designed to be inspiration for a TV Special! Who cares, though? The set's still got some of his biggest hits for Motown, if you can get past the title – and tracks include "Mickey's Monkey", "Being With ... 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 ... $6.99
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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RodriguezSearching For Sugar Man ... CD
Sussex/Sony, Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
Amazing sounds from the legendary Rodriguez – the brilliant 70s singer who had a groove that was equal parts soul, funk, rock, and folk – and an overall approach that was pretty darn unique! Most numbers here have some acoustic guitar over slightly funky rhythms – perfectly ... read more CD

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Ce Ce RogersNever Give Up ... CD
Atlantic, 1991. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New 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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DJ RogersMessage Man ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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DJ RogersSay You Love Me – The Columbia Recordings ... CD
Sony/Ichiban, Late 70s. Used ... $19.99
Yipes! They didn't do a very good job on packaging this set, but it is an official release of some of DJ's stellar soul sides for Columbia from the late 70s. DJ's voice is fantastic on the material, with a deep rich baritone that we'd rate right up there with singers like Jon Lucien or Jerry ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Evan RogersLove Games (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. Used ... $8.99
A pretty sweet 80s synth/pop/funk/R&B set by Evan Rogers – a few years after his time in the funky soul group Dayton (which is what we know Evan best for around here) – a mid 80s album that's heavy with the synthy sounds of the era and highlighted by some catchy songs and Evan's ... read more CD

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New Ralphi RosarioYou Used To Hold Me ... CD
UC, 1998. Used ... $8.99
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 RoyceJump Street ... CD
Whitfield/Wounded Bird, 1981. Used ... $8.99
An overlooked later gem by Rose Royce – a funky Norman Whitefield production released shortly after the similarly strong Golden Touch – a mix of funky numbers, more spaced out cosmic keys inflected grooves and a couple of mellow jams! The funkier numbers come earlier in the set, and ... read more CD

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) (limited 2CD special edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 29.98
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
(Limited edition.)

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Diana RossEvening With Diana Ross (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory (France), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 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 RossEvery Day Is A New Day ... CD
Motown, 1999. Used ... $0.49
CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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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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Diana Ross & The SupremesAnthology ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
A massive 2CD set that brings together most of the best work recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes for Motown – done in the lavish style that Motown used in these deep Anthology series in the 70s! Each side of each record has a different theme, and the package also features dates for ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Diana Ross & the SupremesMotown Legends – Come See About Me/Stop In The Name Of Love ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ruby & The RomanticsVery Best Of Ruby & The Romantics ... CD
Taragon, Early/Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
10 tracks in all, including "Day Dreaming", "Young Wings Can Fly", "Our Everlasting Love", "Does He Really Care For Me", "Baby Come Home", "When You're Young & In Love", "My Summer Love", "Our Day Will Come", and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Rude BoysRude Awakening (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $3.99
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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 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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Jimmy RuffinBest Of Jimmy Ruffin – 20th Century Masters Millenium Collection ... CD
Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Killer solo work from Jimmy Ruffin – a selection of 10 tunes pulled from his 60s solo recordings for Motown, plus one tune cut with brother David, when they were working briefly as the Ruffin Brothers. Titles include "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted", "I've Passed This Way ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Rufus & ChakaMasterjam ... CD
MCA, 1979. Used ... $9.99
A definite masterjam from Chaka Khan and Rufus – one of the group's last key efforts together – produced to perfection by the mighty Quincy Jones! Chaka's vocals are sublime right from the start – taking on the soaring majesty she'd use on her initial solo recordings – and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New 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 RushenPizzazz ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Brilliant work from Patrice Rushen – one of the records that not only helped break her out of the jazz funk ghetto, and right into the mainstream – but a set that also had a pretty profound influence on the progression of soul in the early 80s! Rushen sings as well as plays keyboards ... read more CD

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Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart/Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Edsel (UK), 1982/1984. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A pair of 80s classics from the great Patrice Rushen! First up is Straight From The Heart – 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 ... read more CD
 
 



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