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New FunkadelicFunkadelic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funkadelic (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 17.99

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FunkadelicFunkadelic (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 20.99
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies!)
Also available Funkadelic (180 gram pressing) ... LP

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New FunkadelicMaggot Brain (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GalaxxyGalaxxy Featuring Ron Aikens ... LP
Pop Art, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $2.99
80s groove from the Ingram Family – a record that features the core vocals of Ron Aikens and Galaxy, plus plenty of great backing funk from the Ingrams! The style here is a great mix of boogie, street soul, and bits of electro – with a style that's a bit like Aleem from the same period ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeI Heard It Through The Grapevine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tamla/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Marvin's definitely in the groove on this set – cooking on all burners with a host of late 60s Motown hits – bad-stepping his way towards some of the more mature moments to come in the 70s! The album's probably best remembered for the cut "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited audiophile pressing!)

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Marvin GayeI Want You ... LP
Tamla, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Want You ... CD 4.99

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Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... LP
Tamla, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Trouble Man ... CD 4.99
Trouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP 6.99

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New Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... LP
Tamla, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99
What's Going On ... CD 2.99
What's Going On ... CD 3.99

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Penny GoodwinPortrait Of A Gemini ... LP
Sidney, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A legendary bit of jazzy soul – recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own – but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evans, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ground HogGot To Get Enough ... LP
Turbo, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only full album we've ever seen from Groundhog, the enigmatic singer and guitarist who cut a few singles for Curtom in later years – and who also had a history playing earlier with bigger name acts! The album's quite unusual for the Turbo label, in that it's got a sound that's a lot more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harlem UndergroundHarlem Underground ... LP
Winley, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Quinn Harris & The MastermindsAll In The Soul ... LP
Reynolds/Undercover Brother, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure west coast soul set from Quinn Harris – a well-titled "mastermind" with a great ear for a gritty groove! The set's got a really unique sort of feel – not just straight funk, but not straight soul either – kind of a hip blend of modes that often includes some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donny HathawayEverything Is Everything ... LP
Atco, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Landmark stuff, and a beautiful album that mixes soulful tracks with Donny's nascent jazz sensibility! The set's a key chapter in the history of soul music – a record that has Donny emerging from shadows of the Chicago studio scene to become one of the most promising soul artists of the 70s. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everything Is Everything ... CD 6.99

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Leon HaywoodSoul Cargo ... LP
Fat Fish, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Monk HigginsMonk Higgins (aka Little Mama) ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent batch of soulful and funky instrumental tracks – super-dope 70s work from funky arranger Monk Higgins! The album grooves in the best blacksploitation soundtrack mode – as Monk plays tenor sax and organ in the set, over slinky stepping arrangements that feature Paul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ZZ HillBrand New ZZ Hill ... LP
Mankind, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A classic deep soul set from ZZ Hill – done for the Mankind label, with production from Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams and Quin Ivy – recorded down at Muscle Shoals, with a sound that's one of the best that Hill ever received! There's a rootsy, personal feel to most of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brand New ZZ Hill (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Hokis PokisMagic Of Hokis Pokis (with download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $15.99 19.98
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David HudsonRoyal Sessions ... LP
Soul Junction (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare Memphis soul from David Hudson – work recorded at the Royal Studios with producer Willie Mitchell – issued here for the first time ever! The material is great, and really augments David's too-small catalog of recorded works – with a style that's kind of a modern evolution of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry Huff & Special DeliveryLonely One ... LP
Mainstream, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A heartbreaking classic from Terry Huff and his Special Delivery group – a hip 70s harmony soul ensemble who deliver some wonderful backup on the set! The record's a stone east coast classic from way back – arranged and conducted by Al Johnson, with a vibe that's a slightly more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lonely One ... CD 11.99

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Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Leroy HutsonHutson II ... LP
Curtom, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite soul albums ever – a complete masterpiece from the mighty Leroy Hutson, easily one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s! The album's got a warmth that's amazing, yet also still manages to groove all the way through – hitting a subtle, almost mellow vibe that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonMan! ... LP
Curtom, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer early album by the great Leroy Hutson! Hutson had originally been a later member of The Impressions – replacing Curtis Mayfield briefly after he'd gone solo – but he also had spent a fair bit of time noodling around the Chicago soul studio scene of the late 60s and early 70s. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Man! ... LP 19.99

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary reissue – on the same mirror-style cover as the original, with heavy tip-on cover!)
Also available Bongo Rock (Mr Bongo pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Incredible Bongo BandReturn Of The Incredible Bongo Band (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary pressing – with great tip-on cover!)

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New Isley BrothersBrother Brother Brother ... LP
T Neck, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An amazing record! This one's probably our favorite Isley Brothers album of all time – and it's a perfect blend of all the styles they were into at the time – heavy funk, sweet soul, folksy rock, and rolling uptempo grooves! The Brothers handle all styles equally well, and the album's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Isley BrothersIt's Our Thing ... LP
T Neck, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A stone classic from the Isleys – the album that kicked off their successful T-Neck label, and established that mighty Isleys sound that would have such a huge influence in the 70s! The title cut of the set – "It's Your Thing" – is a well-known classic that really sets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck JacksonI Don't Want To Cry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wand, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A real landmark from soul singer Chuck Jackson – part of a unique wave of male vocalists who really took the music to new heights in the 60s! Jackson's got this way of balancing heartbreaking emotion with masculine control – summed up perfectly in the album's title track, then carried ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck JacksonOn Tour (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wand/Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.99
Incredible mid 60s soul from Chuck Jackson – tearing it up live at The Apollo Theater! It's great set that has Jackson opening up with a range of more grooves than usual – picking up some jazzy touches on a few songs, moving into Motown on a few others, and returning to his original ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Michael JacksonXscape (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Epic, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Some of the best work we've heard from Michael Jackson in years – even though the set brings together lost recordings from the many years of Michael's career! The range of sounds here is really wonderful, and the performances are surprisingly great – moments that somehow never found ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Xscape ... CD 10.99

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Etta JamesGood Rockin Mama – Her 1950s Rock & Roll Dance Party ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare early work from Etta James – material cut during the late 50s for the west coast Modern Records label, most of it a lot harder-hitting than Etta's more famous music for Chess in the 60s! Given the raw power of Etta James at Chess, that's saying a heck of a lot – and you'll ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl!)

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JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JBsDamn Right I Am Somebody ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible album – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New JBsDoing It To Death ... LP
People, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Doing It To Death (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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New JBsDoing It To Death (180 gram pressing) ... LP
People, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Doing It To Death ... LP 9.99

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New JBsHustle With Speed ... LP
People, 1975/1996. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hustle With Speed ... LP 19.99

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Benny JohnsonVisions Of Paradise ... LP
Today, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A sublime bit of indie soul from the early 70s – the one and only album by vocalist Benny Johnson, recorded with some totally great backings from funk legend Julius Brockington and his United Chair combo! For the session, Brockington chose a warm, organ-drenched sound that's a fair bit like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonBack For A Taste Of Your Love ... LP
Hi Records, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 15.99
A great second-chapter effort from the legendary Syl Johnson – a sweet little record in which Johnson's raw vocals come into play with the tighter, warmer sound of Hi Records – with amazing results that have made the album a classic for years! The blend here is great – as Johnson' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $64.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 15.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)

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Del JonesPositive Vibes ... LP
Hikeka, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A righteous underground soul classic from Del Jones – message-oriented funk at its best! Jones is working here in the spirit of some of the best locally-crafted indie outings of the time – like work by Mike James Kirkland, Oneness Of Juju, The Pharoahs, and other important righteous ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ju-Par Universal OrchestraMoods & Grooves ... LP
Ju-Par, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
One of THE indie soul treasures of the 70s – a wickedly funky record that blends together jazz, soul, and club – and which stands out with a sound that's all its own! You may well know the tag "moods and grooves" – as the record's had an influence on countless scenes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New KainBlue Guerrilla ... LP
Juggernaut, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the rawest, hardest-hitting albums of soul poetry of the 70s! Kain – aka Gylan Kain – was a member of the original Last Poets, a group who emerged in New York during the late 60s, but were eclipsed by the second (more famous) ensemble sharing the name who recorded for Douglas ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blue Guerrilla (Collectables) ... LP 6.99

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Ty KarimWear Your Natural Baby (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Ty Karim – an LA singer from the 60s, just waiting to be rediscovered! Ty might not be the biggest name in California soul, but she's a hell of a great talent here – starting out in the 60s with upbeat Northern Soul groovers – then moving into the 70s with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on heavy red vinyl, too!)

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Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! ... LP
Alston, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boobie Knight & The SoulcietySoul Ain't No New Thing ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Reissue of an amazingly hard to find funk album on RCA! The Soulciety group was the brainchild of Boobie Knight, and they were one of the many funky groups that fell under the supervision of Harvey Fuqua while he was working for RCA. Boobie's group has a totally different sound than the others on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boobie Knight & The Universal LadyBoobie Knight & The Universal Lady ... LP
Brunswick, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Crazy funk from a crazy-costumed geezer with an equally crazy name – one of those lost rare funky nuggets that's every bit as great as you might guess from the cover and title! Boobie Knight's a killer here – and works in a groove that's somewhere between Sly & The Family Stone and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic live stuff from the classic early period of Kool & the Gang! The set swings mightily with a sound that's hardly matched on some of their studio albums, and the band proves that their tightness isn't just a batch of studio tricks as they blow away the crowd at the Sex Machine night ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At The Sex Machine ... LP 11.99

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Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 7.99

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Kool & TogetherKool & Together – Original Recordings 1970 to 1977 ... LP
Heavy Light/Light In The Attic, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 22.98
Blistering funk rock and raw, tightly grooving psych soul from small town Victoria, TX – trailblazing material from Kool & Together. This is an amazing anthology from Heavy Light/Light In The Attic that pulls together material from private press 45s the group put in the early-to-mid 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gerald LeeBlack Shampoo – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Dimension, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
A wicked little soundtrack that's about as badass as you can get for the 70s – the obscure score for the black answer to Warren Beatty's famous Shampoo! The music on the set is really great – sparer than usual for a blacksploitation soundtrack, with lots of nice instrumental tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon's CreationThis Is The Beginning ... LP
Studio 10, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Early grooves from Leon Pattillo – later a club maestro, but working here in a much rootsier style at the head of Leon's Creation – an ultra-cool funk combo from San Francisco! The album's got a groove that really lives up to the promise of its title – a heady brew of funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie LesterStory Of Lonnie Lester ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Raw vintage soul from Lonnie Lester! Lonnie's smooth, honey sweet voice is such a fantastic foil for the often stripped-down, but driving sounds of these rare singles, it's hard to believe he's not a more celebrated figure. Well, it's never too late the start celebrating him – and this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl LettStory Of Professor Earl Lett – 1965 to 1978 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Funky sax genius from Professor Earl Lett – a cool combo player who cut some great funky 45s at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s! The cuts here are a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers – but even the latter have plenty of reed work from Earl, blown with a sharp-edged and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lewis ConnectionLewis Connection ... LP
Numero, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 15.98
Rare funk from the same Minneapolis scene that gave the world Prince – a legendary indie set from the end of the 70s, put together by Lewis brothers Pierre and Andre! Despite their French names, the duo have a mighty American groove on the set – a wicked approach to funk that's very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Celluloid, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Little AnnDeep Shadows (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Timmion (Finland), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
Brilliant soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s – a full set of work by vocalist Little Ann, issued here for the first time ever! You might recognize Ann's name from her appearance on a few of the Ace/Kent Records issues of material by Detroit producer Dave Hamilton over the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl in a super-heavy tip-on sleeve!)

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Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... LP
Cat, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible funky guitar – an all-instrumental gem from the legendary Little Beaver – quite different than his other vocal albums of the 70s, and a fair bit funkier too! The sound here is amazing – lots of snakey compressed guitar parts, nice wah wah moments, and a dope laidback ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Little BeaverJoey ... LP
Cat, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent early album from the amazing Little Beaver – a set that's also probably one of his best ever – served up with some extra-dope guitar, and nice deep Miami soul production by Steve Alaimo! Beaver handled all the arrangements – which means that there's plenty of room ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Little BeaverParty Down ... LP
Cat, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A funky classic from Little Beaver – one of the best albums to come out of the Miami scene of the mid 70s! Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on this one. It's a party, alright, but it's got the feel of the smoldering, latenight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Party Down ... CD

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Little RichardHere's Little Richard ... LP
Specialty, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 19.98
A landmark album of hard-rocking soul – and a record that broke open both genres for a generations to come! The set's about as classic as you can get for Little Richard – filled with killer numbers that jump around boldly in some heavy New Orleans piano-led grooves – all topped ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Little RoyalJealous ... LP
King, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure little album – but one that's had surprising life in recent years, thanks to a great batch of funky tracks on the set! Little Royal is one of those soul singers who doesn't mind borrowing bits from bigger stars as long as they work well in his act – stepping out like Garland ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New LowrellLowrell ... LP
AVI, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Excellent solo work by Lowrell Simon – once a singer with Lost Generation, but opening up a whole new style of Chicago soul here on his own! The album's a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks with a midtempo club groove – not disco, but with the kind of large production and loping groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lowrell ... CD 11.99

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MadhouseServe 'Em Madhouse ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Hard, raw, righeous group funk – one of the hardest-hitting early albums ever produced by Patrick Adams! The set's got a feel that's much more like the Detroit work on the Westbound label than other records on the Today label – no surprise, given that group leader Mudbone later worked ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MajesticsOtis Redding – The Soul King – A Tribute ... LP
ARC, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very hip tribute to Otis Redding – one that has The Majestics hitting hard in an instrumental mode that's almost like some of the Mar-Keys or Bar-Kays work on Stax from the mid 60s – tight drums on the bottom, Hammond and guitar grooving in the middle, and some occasional horns ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis MayfieldCurtis/Live! ... LP
Curtom, 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
We think this may be his best album ever! Caught live at a small club, with a tight band, Curtis delivers extended, intimate versions of some of his best work, like "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue" and "Stare and Stare". We can't recommend this highly enough, and there' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Curtis MayfieldSuperfly ... LP
Curtom, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Superfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99
Superfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99

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Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today ... LP
Curtom, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great album by Curtis Mayfield – filled with some excellent lesser-known gems! There's No Place Like America was Curtis' scathing testament to the State Of The Union – and it's got a hip political tone that's right up there with the best of his early 70s songwriting – perhaps ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cash McCallOmega Man ... LP
Paula, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the only albums we've ever seen as a leader from guitarist Cash McCall – a player who worked on the Chess Records scene in the late 60s, but who sounds a lot more way out here on his own! The record has Cash on both vocals and guitar – mixing equal parts soul, funk, and blues ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes Of The Apocalypse ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster album that's gone onto influence a generation – but which was barely recognized at the time! Singer Eugene McDaniels had scored big with some pop hits in the 60s under the name Gene McDaniels – but here, he steps out in a righteous batch of offbeat funk tunes – filled ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MetersLook-Ka Py Py ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal work from The Meters – and an album that's essential for just about any collection of old school funk! The record's a blueprint for grooves that have been copied for generations to come – yet nobody does it better than these Crescent City kings – working here with a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Look-Ka-Py-Py (original pressing) ... LP 39.99

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MiamiMiami ... LP
TK/Drive, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Cool compressed sounds from Miami – a group who are still plenty funky on this rare third album, but one who've also found a great way to serve up their groove as well! The combo's even sharper on the rhythms than ever before – and have a style that's a bit like that key evolution ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Miami ... CD 13.99

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Mickey & The Soul GenerationMickey & The Soul Generations (3LP set) ... LP
Cali Tex, Early 70s. New Copy 3 LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 35.98
Was funk ever this great again? Maybe not – as Mickey & The Soul Generation were one of the greatest groups of their generation – a completely polished gem, in the sometimes rough-edged funky 45 rockpile! The band never cut a full album, but their 7" singles from the early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Midnight Movers, UnltdFollow The Wind ... LP
Buddah, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of THE psychedelic funk masterpieces of the early 70s – a guitar-heavy set with a very fuzzed up feel – one that's halfway between the work of Fugi and some of the best early sides on Westbound Records! But more than just guitar-heavy funk, Midnight Movers also have a fair bit of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mighty RyedersHelp Us Spread The Message ... LP
Luv N' Haight, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 18.98
A funky treasure from the 70s – a record that hardly made waves at the time, but which has lived on strongly for years – thanks to a great sample history and key interest from generations of groove diggers! Mighty Ryeders have a sound that's clearly influenced by Earth Wind & Fire ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreThis P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
Rudy Ray Moore's second album, and almost hipper than the first – thanks to some key musical backings from The Fillmore St Soul Rebellion! The vibe here is as rough and raw as you'd expect – a no-holds-barred version of party records, with Rudy using plenty of language hardly heard ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available This P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP 13.99

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Rudy Ray Moore & The Soul Rebellion OrchestraDolemite ... LP
Generation International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly THE mother of all funky soundtracks – the legendary score to Rudy Ray Moore's classic first Dolemite film! The record's been referenced for years, and all the hype is totally right – because the whole thing's overflowing with funky tracks both vocal and instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MtumeTheater Of The Mind ... LP
Epic, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
A great little album from James Mtume – a bit more complicated and righteous than some of his previous albums on Epic, and with a real mix of styles that works nicely together! The album starts off with "Theme For Theater Of The Mind", a sort of 80s take on the spiritual/political ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mickey MurrayPeople Are Together (plus download) ... LP
Federal/Secret Stash, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99 19.98
One of the last great funk albums from King Records – a set recorded in the early 70s, but done with a crackling sharp sound that's like the best late 60s James Brown albums for the label! Mickey Murray is from Augusta, GA – James Brown's hometown – and his approach is similar to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition. LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)

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Natural EssenceIn Search Of Happiness ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fantastic bit of spiritual jazz funk – and one of the rarest 70s albums on Fantasy Records! The group's headed up by Nat Adderley Jr (son of the famous Nat Sr) on keyboards and vocals – and the ensemble is a hip, young collective with an approach that reminds us of work by Oneness Of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BirthAin't No Big Thing, But It's Growing ... LP
RCA, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent early album from this massive soul collective! The album captures the group near the beginning of their career – when they were sort of a funky soul army, featuring the instrumental talents of The Nite-Liters, the vocal strength of a number of excellent members, and the raw ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NewbanNewban ... LP
Guinness, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the sweetest ensemble funk albums of the 70s – and a record that's gone on to become a classic, despite the fact that most people know little about the group! Newban have a sound that's almost a jazzier take on the Earth Wind & Fire groove of the time – a style that's warm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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9th CreationBubble Gum ... LP
Rite Track, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bubble Gum ... CD 12.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary little funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 7.99

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Nite-LitersInstrumental Directions ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Cold, hard, and funky! This might be the greatest album ever by this legendary 70s funk band – and it's got a killer sound that has the tightness of the JBs, the rawness of the early Meters, and the frenzy of a rare funky 45! Includes the incredible "Afro Strut" – worth the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nite-LitersNite-Liters ... LP
RCA, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stone funky funky! This is an excellent reissue of the Nite Liters' classic first album, and a monster batch of funky instrumentals that we'd put up there with the great Meters records on Josie, or the classic JBs LPs on People! There's lots of hard drums, choppy guitars, and good funky grooves. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players Live 1977 ... LP
Cleopatra, 1977. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $27.99 29.98
Amazing sounds from The Ohio Players – the only live performance ever issued by the group, and a set that captures them right at the height of their mid 70s fame! The sound here is every bit as tight as on their classic studio albums for Mercury Records, but the music has a lot more bite, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Shuggie OtisHere Comes Shuggie Otis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A classic album of bluesy funk – one that features the guitar of Johnny Otis' young son Shuggie, in a slightly tighter setting than he'd been getting on some of Johnny's own LPs! Shuggie here is still very much under the guidance of his dad – working in a mode that really emphasizes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Shuggie OtisInspiration Information (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shuggie OtisIntroducing Shuggie Otis (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Legacy, 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A great compilation of classic Shuggie – with 10 of the best tracks from the Here Comes Shuggie Otis, Freedom Flight and Inspiration Information records – all pressed up beautifully, with heavy wax and a great cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition indie store exclusive for Record Store Day 2013.)

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Gene PageBlacula ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Deadlier than Dracula – and a lot funkier too! This is the original soundtrack for the classic blacksploitation horror flick starring the baaadest Drac ever to grace the screen of all those shabby downtown theaters that were still around in the 70s – a wicked batch of wah-wah tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
A funky treasure – finally unleashed! Bucktown was one of the best of the mid 70s indie blacksploitation films – thanks to some great starring work from Fred Williamson and Pam Grier – but for years, the soundtrack's never been available as an individual release. Now, this tasty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PharaohsAwakening (with download) ... LP
Scarab/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great new reissue pressing – heavy tip-on cover, and bonus download too!)

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

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Wilson PickettIn The Midnight Hour ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Classic work from Wilson – like all of his 60s albums for Atlantic! The set features some killer originals that show Wilson as as good of a songwriter as he is a singer – including the classic "In The Midnight Hour", plus "Take A Little Love", "Don't Fight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vic Pitts & The CheatersLost Tapes (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $16.99 21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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New PleasureDust Yourself Off ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic jazz funk by one of the best bands in the genre! This 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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Some of the LPs have some incidental marks on the vinyl that should not affect play.)
 
 



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