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Mavis StaplesMavis Staples ... LP
Volt, 1969. Very Good- ... $14.99
Standout solo work from Mavis Staples – a set that really expands the Stax sound nicely with a bit of strings to sweeten up the groove! Steve Cropper's at the production helm, and there's still enough grit in the grooves to remind us we're down in Memphis – but the choice of tunes and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Volt pressing.)

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Mavis Staples/Curtis MayfieldPiece Of The Action ... LP
Curtom, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the last great 70s soundtracks on Curtom Records – a smoking little set that pairs the music of Curtis Mayfield with the vocals of Mavis Staples! Curtis is very much in charge of the record from the start, and works in a hard-stepping and righteous mode that recalls his earlier work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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StarpointRestless ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Starpoint's one of those groups that always seem to be working a notch or two above most of their 80s contemporaries – and even on this mid-decade set, they're still going strong – bouncing around in upbeat rhythms, catchy hooks, and well-balanced instrumentation. Renee Diggs' vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin StarrClean ... LP
20th Century, 1978. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A solid entry from Edwin Starr's late 70s comeback into the clubs – a set that's miles from his harder soul for Motown, but which still has some pretty great vocals overall! Edwin's working here with Lamont Dozier, who helps bring his Detroit groove into smoother California territory – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and a light stain along the bottom.)

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Edwin StarrEdwin Starr ... LP
20th Century, 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
A late 70's record from Starr where he shows a softer side compared to his earlier more up-front vocal style. Just about all of the tracks are written by Starr and they include "Pretty Girl", "Ruby Begonia", "Eavesdropper", "I Just Wanna Do My Thing", "Mr ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of residue for sticker removal & some light wear.)

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Edwin StarrHell Up In Harlem ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent blacksploitation soundtrack – and every bit as funky as any of Willie Hutch's work for other Motown soundtracks at the time! Larry Mizell and Dennis Coffey help out on the instrumentation – giving the album an extra funky instrumental edge, one that takes it way past Edwin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: The label and the sleeve list the song "Don't It Feel Good To Be Free", but it's actually not on the reissue.)

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Starship OrchestraCelestial Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good ... $16.99
Massive massive work from Starship Orchestra – a trio of talents from the Norman Connors universe, but one who get some heavy help in the studio from arrangers Bobby Lyle, McKinley Jackson, and Jerry Peters! There's a real Aquarian Dream sound at play here – all the best energy of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp. Vinyl has a click on one track .)
Also available Celestial Sky ... CD 16.99

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Candi StatonHouse Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
A perfect pairing of Candi Staton and producer Dave Crawford – that key southern soul talent who helped Candi and a few select others really step into the American soul mainstream at the end of the 70s! Candi's still got all the deep roots in her vocals – including that incredible ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear, and a piece of stuck on paper on the back.)

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Billy StewartI Do Love You ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
There's nobody like Billy Stewart at all – one of the first big overweight lovers in soul music, and still one of the best – and a godlike talent who was blessed with a voice that can still send us into raptures so many years later! Billy passed way to early to leave his mark in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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New Sly Stone & OthersI'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
An incredible snapshot of the funky soul genius of Sly Stone in an early transitional period – featuring all the known recordings of his short-lived Stone Flower label and production house from 1969-1970! Sly was a rising star at this point, and while the Stone Flower Productions name had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 ... CD 13.99

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New Stone City BandIn N Out ... LP
Gordy, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
More bass-heavy funk from Rick James' Stone City Band – working here on an album that was produced, arranged, and written by Rick – who also plays a lot of percussion on the set too! Titles include "In N Out", "Little Runaway", "Party Girls", "Strut ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a creased corner.)

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Nolan Strong & The DiablosFortune Of Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Fortune, Late 50s. Sealed ... $16.99
Sublime Detroit doo wop from Nolan Strong & The Diablos – one of the key groups in the motor city before the big 60s Motown soul explosion! A dozen tracks are included in this second volume of mellow vocal group tunes, including "Adios My Deserty Love", "Baby Be Mine" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing, most likely from the 80s – in great shape!)

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Nolan StruckI Got Bills To Pay ... LP
Retta's Records, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A bluesy update on the older style of Nolan Struck – a singer with more of a pedigree in soul, but who'd made a move to a more down-home style by the time of this set. Production is a bit modern, but still pretty strong – and there's a nice focus on Nolan's vocals, which have a well-cra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain along the bottom, a few creases, and some pen on back.)

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StuffStuff It ... LP
Warner/Just Sunshine, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Late 70s soul fusion from masters of the groove – perhaps the best ever by the late 70s supergroup Stuff – featuring a core group that includes Cornell Dupree, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, and Richard Tee! This time out the smooth sound is vibrantly top notch – all produced by Steve ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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Style CouncilMy Ever Changing Moods ... LP
Geffen, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Say what you want, we love this album! When it came out, we were such big Jam fans that we could never forgive Paul Weller – but now, nearly 20 years later, we're stunned at how great some of the soul songs on the album are. Sure, you've got to throw away about half the tracks – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original lyric sleeve.)

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StylisticsHurry Up This Way Again ... LP
TSOP, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A huge change from the early sound of The Stylistics – as the group have moved to Philly International, and are really shining in the light of the Gamble & Huff galaxy! The album's got a lot more grooves than before, but still offers up plenty of space for the trademark mellow ballads ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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StylisticsLion Sleeps Tonight ... LP
Dash, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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StylisticsRockin' Roll Baby ... LP
Avco, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The third album by The Stylistics – and a set that's still very much in the high-harmony territory of their first two classics! Thom Bell's still very firmly on deck this time around – arranging, producing, and writing a good deal of the material too – and the Sigma Sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: cover has staining & peeling along the top seam.)

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StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Good+ ... $6.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, an unglued bottom seam, a center split on the spine, and a bit of pen.)

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StylisticsThank You Baby ... LP
H&L, 1975. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Maybe one of the last early "classic" albums from The Stylistics – a record that still preserves the fragile harmonies of their best work at moments, and avoids most of the pitfalls of their late 70s mis-steps! Van McCoy handled arrangements here – and he's mostly in a mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a crease on one corner.)

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StylisticsWonder Woman ... LP
H&L, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The Stylistics work their way through a nice batch of material by Hugo & Luigi. The sound's not entirely the same as their earlier work with Thom Bell, but there's some very nice moments – thanks to good arrangements by Horace Ott. Titles include "Wonder Woman", "Good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New StylisticsYou Are Beautiful ... LP
Avco, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
A mid 70s album from the Stylistics which is not a great one but is has some moments. Some of the song titles are just plain goofy – "Funky Weekend", "The Day The Clown Came To Town" and "To Save My Rock 'N' Roll Soul" but there are a couple of nice slower tempo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Donna SummerOn The Radio – Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2 ... LP
Casablanca, Late 70s. Very Good- 2LP ... $0.49
Ahh, the dancefloor soul perfection of the beautiful Donna Summer – and classic late 70s production by Giorgio Morodor and Pete Bellotte – songs that are played often, even to this day, but will never be played out! Was this the one that coined the phrase "shipped gold, returned ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster! Cover has some wear)

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SunDestination Sun ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Massive work from Sun – a large ensemble funk group who somehow managed to groove with the grace of a small combo! The album's got a sweetly compressed sound that's really setting the stage for 80s groove – lots of sweet keyboard and bass licks dancing around each other in a style that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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SunEclipse ... LP
Air, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Post-Capitol work from Sun, but still in a very similar groove – bumping nicely on the bottom with lots of funky basslines – and definitely still in that Ohio groove of the early 80s! The sound's almost a bit more indie than before – quite a surprise for a group with so many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sunday's ChildSunday's Child ... LP
Sunnyside/Reprise, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
A pretty great trio of female vocalists – taking that 60s Motown sound into a deeper vein, like the work of the Sweet Inspirations for Atlantic during the same time. The album's got a nice rootsy sound – despite its LA roots – and the girls alternate between singing harmonies and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a large tracklist sticker on the front, an ink stamp, a couple of light stains, and small splits on the bottom seam and spine.)

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SunrizeUSA Live ... LP
Salisbury Laboratories, Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(White vinyl pressing.)

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New SuperlifeGo Bananas (2 x 12 inch set) ... LP
Peoples Potential, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Very early techno from the Detroit scene – an amazing track that's expanded here by a number of different versions! The original is incredible – a Juan Atkins-inspired bit of dark dancefloor, with a spare sound and bassy depth that definitely goes way beyond anything Cybotron ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing in a stickered sleeve.)

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SupremesSupremes At Their Best ... LP
Motown, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch, hole, and smudged marker on front.)

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SupremesWhere Did Our Love Go (Natural Resources) ... LP
Motown, 1964. Very Good+ (reissue)... $3.99
About as classic as you can get for the early Supremes – a set that has the group really hitting hard on all levels, thanks to production from the team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, plus a bit of help from Smokey Robinson – all of whom really help push the Supremes out of simple girl group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing.)

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Swamp DoggCuffed, Collared & Tagged (with download) ... LP
Cream/Fat Possum, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 15.99
An unusual session recorded by Swamp Dogg for Hi Records at the start of the 70s – a bit more polished and less full-on nasty than some of the usual Dogg grooves from the 70s, but still with plenty of that heavy Jerry Williams groove at the bottom! The album's got a nice tightness that we ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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Sweat BandSweat Band ... LP
Uncle Jam/CBS, 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
A tasty bit of late P-Funk! The album was recorded in 1980, on the wane of the main P-Funk groups – and it features Bootsy and Fred Wesley teaming up on the arrangements, in a set of bass-heavy, mostly instrumental tracks that groove hard like the best early work by Zapp! There's a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Sweet Charles (aka Charles Sherell)For Sweet People From Sweet Charles ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A supremely fantastic album, and one that's always woefully overlooked in discussions of James Brown's incredible People label! Sweet Charles, Charles Sherell, was a great lost soul vocalist who had a voice that was warm and mellow, with a sweetness that was often missing from James' singing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For Sweet People From Sweet Charles ... CD 22.99

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Sweet InspirationsSweets For My Sweet ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Wonderful soul by one of the best female groups of the 60s! The Sweet Inspirations work here in a southern-tinged style similar to their classic backing work for Aretha Franklin – a sound that was already great behind Aretha, but which is even better here on its own – warm, spiritual, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has promo stickers on front.)

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New Sweet SalvationSweet Salvation ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
Sweet salvation from Sweet Salvation – a righteous little soul group with a hip early 70s crossover vibe! There's a mix of gospel, soul, and funk going down here – almost with a rootsy Swamp Dogg style at times, but a bit more put together too – yet thankfully not nearly as slick ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with a cut corner, a couple of scratches on the front, and some edge wear. Side 2 has marks that click on tracks two and three.)

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Swing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A surprisingly great guilty pleasure from the 80s – the first album from Swing Out Sister, recorded when all the excitement of the UK post punk scene had just about faded, and most of the groups had left their exciting early roots behind. Enter these guys, picking up the last shreds of jazzy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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SwitchSwitch ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Switch (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
Switch (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 25.99

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SwitchSwitch V ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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New SylversSylvers ... LP
Pride, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The first album by The Sylvers – a hard soulful band made up of youngsters from LA, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as a sweet blend ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sylvers ... LP 44.99

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SylversSylvers ... LP
Pride, 1972. Very Good+ ... $44.99
The first album by The Sylvers – a hard soulful band made up of youngsters from LA, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as a sweet blend ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some splitting on the spine.)
Also available Sylvers ... LP 11.99

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SyreetaSyreeta ... LP
MoWest, 1972. Very Good- ... $29.99
One of our favorite soul records of the 70s – and one of the most unique albums ever cut by Motown, too! The lovely Syreeta steps out here with key studio help from then-partner Stevie Wonder – who makes things even more righteous and more cosmic than on any of his own 70s material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some seam splitting, masking tape on the top seam, and some wear.)

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Tabou ComboTour Du Monde ... LP
Tabou Combo, 1981. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Cover has some marker on front and a small center split on the spine.)

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New Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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TavaresLove Storm ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Sealed Gatefold ... $3.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing – with "includes" sticker. Cover has a cutout hole in one corner.)

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Little Johnny TaylorLittle Johnny Taylor ... LP
Galaxy, 1963. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An excellent album of bluesy soul by Little Johnny Taylor – not to be confused with Johnnie Taylor, who later sang for Stax! This Johnny's got a style that's a bit bluesier, set up here in some nice larger arrangements that make the album feel like some of Bobby Blue Bland's best work for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Ace label reissue – long out of print!)

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Willie TeeAnticipation ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Mid 70's album of funky soul tracks cut by ex-Gator Willie Tee, with a number of other members of the Gators, for United Artists. Don't go thinking that it's raw New Orleans soul, though, because the sound is a lot more polished, with more of a 70's modern groove to it. Willie's still got some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Teen QueensEddie My Love ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
The Teen Queens were a hip R&B duo who deserve a lot more credit than their silly name might make you think. They had a style that was part raw R&B, and part 60s girl group, years before the girl group format was around long enough to become a cliche! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl is nice overall, but has some bumps in the pressing – which creates the occasional low end tic when playing. Cover has a split bottom seam, a partially split spine, and some stains on the back.)

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Temptations1990 ... LP
Gordy, 1973. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of the last totally righteous albums by the Temptations – recorded at the end of their progressive run at Motown, and done with some really hard-hitting tunes and production from Norman Whitfield! Tracks step off with that beautiful mix of badass soul, heavy production, and soaring ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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TemptationsAnthology ... LP
Motown, Mid 60s/Early 70s. Very Good 3LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Another one of those overstuffed Motown 70s Anthologies – this time featuring 3LPs worth of Temptations classics, with tracks recorded between 1964 and 1972. The album follows the group right up to their move to ABC, and includes classics like "Cloud Nine", "Just My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a peeled spot on front, and some splitting on the spine.)

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TemptationsBare Back ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The Temptations on Atlantic Records – sounding different than their Motown years, and still pretty darn great! The group's got some wonderful help here from the team of Brian and Eddie Holland – still very much in fine fine form, and coming up with some backings that have a warm modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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TemptationsCloud Nine ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Very Good ... $5.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on tracks one through three. Cover has some wear, small splits on the spine and bottom seam, and a bit of pen on the front.)
Also available Cloud Nine ... CD 4.99

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TemptationsPuzzle People ... LP
Gordy, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A classic set of psychedelic soul from this fantastic 60s group! The record is one of the groundbreaking albums the Temps cut with producer Norman Whitfield – and it's a landmark session that perfectly showcases what Whitfield's full-on, guitar-heavy, bassy-bottom style could do for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TemptationsSky's The Limit ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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TemptationsSolid Rock ... LP
Gordy, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
A masterful album of righteous trippy soul – recorded during the height of the Temptations' strong association with Norman Whitfield! The record has more than a few political/social conscience songs – like "Take A Look Around", "Stop The War Now", and "Superstar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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TemptationsTemptin Temptations ... LP
Motown, 1965. Very Good- ... $6.99
Classic early Temptations – a wonderful little record produced by Smokey Robinson with a sweet group finish! The harmonies are impeccable, and the sound is perfect Motown – tight and classy, but with enough rough edges to keep things soulful at the best parts – and there's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Gordy pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, some stains, a partially split bottom seam, and some pen in one corner.)
Also available Temptin Temptations ... CD 5.99

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Joe TexBest Of Joe Tex (80s Atlantic pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Dial, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Southern soul from one of the all-time greats – the incredible Joe Tex, a singer like no other! The set brings together 12 of Joe's classic tunes recorded during the Dial/Atlantic years – tracks that really helped define the soul sound of the south, and which blended together soul and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joe TexHappy Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $8.99
Joe Tex is always great – but this Late 60s album is one of our favorites by him! Recorded in Memphis with a hip southern edge that makes Joe less of the meek guy he was on other albums, with more of a clever, confident style. This one's bursting out of the box with power, and Joe wrote a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and some stains.)

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Joe TexI Gotcha ... LP
Dial, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A pivotal album for Joe – and one in which he turned his previously mellow southern soul style into a heavier funkier sound for the 70s! Includes the title cut, which a whole generation rediscovered in Reservoir Dogs, plus "Give the Baby Anything the Baby Wants", a big sample cut ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe TexLive & Lively ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
A tasty live set, with a smoking raw groove that you don't always get on Joe's studio albums! The crowd really goes wild for Joe – and with only some small group backing behind him, he's got nothing left to do but go over the top with his vocals! As proof of that, the record includes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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TheresaBroken Puzzle ... LP
King Jay, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Third GuitarThird Guitar Album (10" vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rojac, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Massive Miami soul from Third Guitar – a short-lived group headed by guitarist Snoopy Dean – and one who've built up a well-deserved legacy over the years! This unusual set is the first time the group's work has ever been brought together – and it's a real revelation if you only ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Carla ThomasBest Of Carla Thomas ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $7.99
A great collection that features 14 of Carla's early hits for Stax – repackaged and remastered by Atlantic for this end of the 60s collection. The tracks run the gamut from sweet and youthful to harder soul material – and the album features 2 tracks recorded with Otis Redding, "Lov ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Lillo ThomasLillo ... LP
Capitol, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
9 songs in all, including "I'm In Love", "Her Love", "That Guy (Could Have Been Me)", "Sexy Girl", "Downtown", and "Put Your Foot Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Rufus ThomasLive – Doing The Push & Pull at PJ's ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A killer live set by Rufus Thomas – recorded right at the height of his funky comeback, before a very right-on crowd at PJ's Nightclub in LA! Rufus was always a great entertainer, and he really opens up in this live setting – doing some nice versions of "Do The Funky Chicken" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Three PiecesVibes Of Truth (UK Version) ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1975. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
A great little album of jazz funk – and the only record we've ever seen by this group! The 3 Pieces may not have lasted long in the record business, but this rare album from 1975 has made them legends on the rare groove scene for years. The record was cut during the height of the jazz funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TJMTJM ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available TJM (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Tower Of PowerBack On The Streets ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Heavy funk from Tower Of Power – almost more back in the group's earlier mode, which might be what they mean by the title! The sound's not exactly "street", but it's got a nice sense of funk on most numbers – production by Richard Evans and McKinley Jackson that helps keep a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Tower Of PowerPower ... LP
Cypress, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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Carol Townes & Fifth AvenueCarol Townes & Fifth Avenue ... LP
RCA/Sixth Avenue, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A really wonderful bit of group soul from the 70s – the debut effort from a quintet who'd worked hawking goods on TV at the time, but who are getting some tight production here from Lou Courtney – who pushes the album into much hipper territory than you might expect. Carol's in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Townsend,Townsend,Townsend & RogersTownsend,Townsend,Townsend & Rogers ... LP
Chocolate City, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Ed Townsend, the great soul composer and producer responsible for many big hits over the years, put together this album with some younger generation family members and an outside ringer. The result is a great album of modern group soul with a cool mellow soul vibe that's similar to some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Jeanie TracyMe & You ... LP
Fantasy, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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TrammpsDisco Inferno ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A landmark album from The Trammps – and a record that broke the group firmly out of the Philly ghetto, yet still carried all the best touches of the Sigma scene! Sure, the title track was a super-huge hit – thanks to a plug in Saturday Night Fever – but the record itself is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear & a cutout notch.)

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New TrammpsLegendary Zing Album ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The first full album cut by The Trammps – and a landmark bit of Philly club sounds! The group had already been grooving the burgeoning east coast disco scene for years, which is why the album's called The Legendary Zing Album (the group's version of "Zing Went The Strings Of My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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TribeEthnic Stew ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
A great bit of funk from this obscure 70s combo – the first of their many good albums, and with a sound that's rougher and rawer than the others. The band's grooving in a pretty slow mode here – without the uptempo club tracks of later years – and they've got a style that's a mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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New Trouble FunkDrop The Bomb ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1982. Very Good ... $5.99
Probably the best album ever cut by this DC funk group that defined the Go Go sound of the early 80s! The record features tracks that are a bit tighter than usual, with some nice heavy moments, and the occasional nice drumbreak. Titles include "Pump Me Up", "Drop The Bomb", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a cutout hole.)

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Trouble FunkStraight Up Funk Go Go Style – Trouble Funk Live ... LP
JAMTU, 1981. Very Good- 2LP ... $9.99
This may pass for straight up funk in DC, but to us it's a mad percolating Go Go jam, and that's nothing to complain about. T Funk lets loose with batteries of drum rolls, clattering Go Go percussion, heavy bass and space age synthesizer. The bombs get dropped non stop on this bouncing live set, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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True ReflectionWhere I'm Coming From ... LP
Atco, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An excellent group from the 70s East Coast scene – one with a heavy harmony sound that should have made them huge! The record was cut during the prime early days of the Sigma Sound Studios – and the record features arrangements by Philly greats like Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear.)
Also available Where I'm Coming From (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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TruthComing Home ... LP
Mirus, 1980. Sealed ... $7.99
Sweet vocals, great grooves, and a wonderful overlooked album, a real heavy hitter that stands with some of the best major label soul of the time! Truth are the duo of Leo Green and Larry Hancock – both singers with a talent for hitting notes that are sometimes sweet, sometimes jazzy, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TS MonkHouse Of Music ... LP
Mirage/Atlantic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Livin' the "Bon Bon Vie", with this classic uptempo groover from T.S. Monk! You'd hardly guess that this guy was Thelonious Monk's son – but who cares about his roots when the album grooves so hard? This Monk plays drums, not piano, but the best tracks on the record have a tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TSU TornadoesOne Flight Too Many – More Rare & Unreleased Houston Funk ... LP
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Deep soul, blaring horns, and funky guitars! The TSU Tornadoes were one of the great lost groups of the Houston scene of the 60s – and this second volume in Funky Delicacies' series on the band features a whopping amount of previously unissued material from the vaults of Ovide Records! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ike & Tina TurnerGreatest Hits Of Ike & Tina Turner ... LP
Sue, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $48.99
The early genius of Ike & Tina Turner in all it's glory – free from cliches, hokey lyrics, and all the other BS that later bogged them down! The arrangements here are raw, earthy, and brimming over with sexy interplay between Ike & Tina – all set to some incredible backings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Sue pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and fading, with some stains and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Ike & Tina TurnerRock Me Baby (picture disc) ... LP
Astan (Germany), 1984. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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Ike Turner & The Kings Of RhythmBlack Man's Soul (Pompeii) ... LP
Pompeii, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruby TurnerWomen Hold Up Half Of The Sky ... LP
Jive, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.49
Sleek modern soul from Ruby Turner – her tightly grooving Women Hold Up Half The Sky – a mid 80s set that's very much of the era, but with songs that are far more timelessly structured than many pop soul efforts of the era! Ruby's vocals lovely and wonderful here, on a mix of ballads ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and tape on the spine.)

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TymesBiggest Hits ... LP
Wyncote, 1964. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear, a piece of clear tape on the spine, and some discoloration from age.)

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New UbiquityStarbooty ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A killer side project from Roy Ayers – recorded right around the same time as the Ramp album, but with a different feel over all – proof that the Ayers empire was really exploding at the end of the 70s! The vibe here is quite similar to some of Roy's own albums over at Polydor – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a bit of sticker residue.)

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Uncle LouieUncle Louie's Here ... LP
Marlin, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A tight bit of dancefloor funk from the duo of Frank and Eddie Dillard – one on guitar, one on bass, and both on vocals – both working here with some great clubby production from Walter Murphy! The set's got a bit more edge than Murphy's own records – thanks to the emphasis on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Undisputed TruthDown To Earth ... LP
Gordy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Undisputed Truth at the height of their powers – still working in the psychedelic soul style they forged with Norman Whitfield at the end of the 60s – but with a groove that's tighter and sharper than ever before! We might well call the record the funkiest the group ever cut – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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UnityUnity ... LP
United Artists, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Obscure modern soul album on United Artists, with a strong sound that's heading towards an 80s groove, but which also has elements of Luther's work during the late 70s. The group features two male and one female singer – and the overally vocal approach is solos on the verses, and harmony on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Universal MessengersUniversal Messengers – An Experience In The Blackness Of Sound ... LP
Turbo/Barnyard (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Rare work from this spoken word assemblage – and a lost link in the tradition of African-American protest work that includes The Last Poets, The Watts Prophets, and Gil Scott-Heron! The Universal Messengers come on strong – using spare percussion and a bit of light instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Universal Robot BandFreak In The Light Of The Moon ... LP
Red Greg, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
Funky disco grooves from the team of Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael – and one of the best-remembered projects from the P&P club years! There's a fair bit of moog in the mix here – used in the funky ways we've always loved in Adams' best work, to create some cool elements over ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Phil UpchurchBig Hit Dances ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A rare early cooker from Phil Upchurch – hardly the "hit dances" set you might guess from the title, and a stripped-down session that features plenty of organ next to Phil's guitar! There's a mode here that's very much like the Tru-Sound sessions on Prestige – clearly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, and light wear, with a large marker inscription and some light stains on the back.)

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Phil UpchurchDarkness, Darkness ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
Also available Darkness, Darkness ... CD 12.99

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Phil UpchurchLovin' Feeling ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of Phil Upchurch's best records – and one that's a no-nonsense batch of funky instrumentals that feature some really great guitar! Phil's dropped the Hendrix fuzz of some of his Cadet sides of the late 60s – and instead, he's working in a stretched-out chromatic mode that has bits ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Phil UpchurchUpchurch ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good+ ... $28.99
An incredible album from one of the greatest talents on the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s – guitarist Phil Upchurch, a player with an amazing sound! Phil could work in worlds that were equal parts soul and psychedelia – making his guitar a perfect accompaniment for the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has waviness, peeling and some splitting in the bottom right corner due to moisture.)

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Melvin Van PeeblesBrer Soul ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
Amazing stuff from Melvin Van Peebles! Brer Soul is a mad mix of funky soul insanity and straight up wisdom – a mix of moods that also seems to inform the best of his films, now that we think about it – and it's put together with enough wild clashes of culture to shake anyone up. Funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Melvin Van PeeblesDon't Play Us Cheap – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Stax, 1972. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A musical – but a pretty darn soulful one, as you might expect from the mighty Melvin Van Peebles! The soundtrack features tunes from Van Peebles early 70s stage production Don't Play Us Cheap – an attempt to bring the modes explored in his film work to the theater – and given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has remnants of a sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Melvin Van PeeblesSweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song ... LP
Stax, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has half split seams and some pen on back.)
Also available Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song ... CD 13.99

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Luther VandrossAny Love ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Lean, clean work from Luther Vandross – an album of gentle grooves and warmly romantic tones – offered up as part of Luther's hit run in the 80s! The sound is quite electric at times, but Vandross' vocals provide enough human warmth to offset the beats and keyboards – and given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
 
 



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