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New Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesTears Of A Clown ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
About as classic as you can get for late 60s Miracles! Smokey's vocals are in perfect form, and the group still has that 60s falsetto harmony sound, with lots of fragile bits and strong group backing. Includes the huge hit "Tears Of A Clown", plus a motherlode of great originals that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Rochell & The Candles/Hollywood SaxonsGolden Groups Volume 36 – The Best Of Swingin Records ... LP
Swingin'/Relic, Late 50s. Sealed ... $8.99
A vocal group extravaganza – with rare work from both groups on the Swingin label! 14 tracks in all – all with the usual great quality of this excellent group soul series! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rockers & OthersJet Set Dance Discotheque Vol 1 ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1964. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Groovy 60s instrumentals – with a focus on the dancefloor! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Rockers & OthersJet Set Dance Discotheque Vol 2 ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1964. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Groovy 60s instrumentals – with a focus on the dancefloor! LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ RogersIt's Good To Be Alive ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
An excellent LP by one of the most underrecognized talents of 70's soul! DJ's deep soul voice is smooth and mellow, with the kind of honest heartbreaking quality that you find in the best work by Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. This great LP's got DJ in a nice set of arrangements that have a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New DJ RogersLove Brought Me Back ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty DJ Rogers – one of the most positive, powerful voices in 70s soul music! The set's a sublime Rogers showcase all the way through – as DJ wrote, arranged, and produced the whole record – in partnership with the Earth Wind & Fire ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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Lyn RomanGreatest Of Them All ... LP
Dot, 1968. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Rose BrothersRose Brothers ... LP
Muscle Shoals Sound, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Modern Muscle Shoals work from The Rose Brothers – the group's first album, and a surprisingly catchy album of tunes that has most brothers doing a bit of singing, and a rap from one of the others! The record has some nice ballads like "I Get Off On You" and "The Edge Of Good-b ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Rose RoyceIn Full Bloom ... LP
Whitfield, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A big one for Norman Whitfield – who found in Rose Royce what he'd been lacking for years – a hit group ready to handle a number of styles, all well, and all with an adventurous style that would break them past the legions of lackluster funky soul groups of the late 70s. The record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available In Full Bloom ... CD 13.99

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Essential peak solo material from Diana – her aptly self-titled set from 1976, showing Ms. Ross stretching out stylistically with incredible style and with beautiful vocals! Diana '76 is among her best work of the 70s – and that's saying something! It opens with the gorgeous "Them ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Diana Ross & The SupremesAnthology ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good+ 3LP Trifold ... $4.99
A massive 3LP set that brings together most of the best work recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes for Motown – done in the lavish style that Motown used in these deep Anthology series in the 70s! Each side of each record has a different theme, and the package also features dates for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of pen in one corner.)

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Diana Ross & The Supremes & TemptationsOn Broadway – Original TV Soundtrack ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a couple of light stains, partially split top and bottom seams, and a bit of pen, with a small drill hole in the center that also goes through the record label.)

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Diana Ross & The Supremes with The TemptationsDiana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations ... LP
Motown, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
Motown's two slickest and most successful groups match up perfectly in this surprisingly nice album from 1968! It might be easy to write this off as a mistake or inessential session – but thanks to some great arrangements by HB Barnum, Paul Riser, and Gene Page, plus great vocals by the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some marker on front. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Then".)

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Jackie RossFull Bloom (80s pressing) ... LP
Chess, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the greatest female soul moments on Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that the label also recorded Etta James! Jackie Ross is a singer who's way more Chicago than most of the bigger names on Chess – and works here with that perfect blend of soul and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA/Chess. Cover has a small mark from price sticker removal.)

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Rotary ConnectionAladdin ... LP
Cadet, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Heavenly mystical soul from Rotary Connection! If you know the group, you know the deal already: Minnie Riperton sings vocals on a number of cuts, and the great Charles Stepney's producing and arranging, with a super-baroque style that's still light years ahead of most producers in pop! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cadet Concept pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Rotary ConnectionRotary Connection ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good ... $12.99
One of the best Rotary Connection albums for Cadet – with an incredible baroque spacey soul sound that still feels very fresh today! The group's vocals are especially eerie – and float around these wild arrangements by Charles Stepney, peppered with strings, soul, fuzzy guitars, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cadet Concept stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Rotary Connection ... CD 32.99

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Rotary ConnectionSongs ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good ... $34.99
Amazing soul from Rotary Connection – and one of their greatest albums! The "songs" concept has the group working over a bunch of tunes by other folks – and the record features many late 60s rock titles, redone with the group's incredible baroque soul sound. Charles Stepney ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cadet Concept pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Roy CLet Me Take You To Paradise ... LP
Three Gems, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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RoyalettesIt's Gonna Take A Miracle ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $26.99
Some of the best uptown girl group soul you'll ever find, and a nice bit of Big City production by Teddy Randazzo. The album includes their classic "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", plus lots of other nice ones with the same sort of mellow groove. Titles include "Don't You Cry", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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New Ruby & The RomanticsMore Than Yesterday ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Wicked soul! Although you may know the huge pop hit "Our Day Will Come", Ruby & Co's biggest hit, this album's a totally lost killer, with a sweet harmony sound that's different than some of their work on Kapp. Sure, they're singing some pop hits – like "People", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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David RuffinGentleman Ruffin ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good ... $5.99
David Ruffin at Warner Brothers – a very good thing, thanks to some sublime production from Detroit soul legend Don Davis! As with other key productions in the 70s, Don pitches Ruffin with a sound that's smooth, but still has a great sense of humanity – a style that's a bit like late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has cutout notch, a bit of light wear, and tape on the bottom seam.)

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David RuffinMe And Rock & Roll Are Here To Stay ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A strange title, but a great little record – and a real righteous step forward for David Ruffin! Given Ruffin's work for Motown – both as a solo act and in The Temptations – we're hardly likely to associate him with rock and roll – but we can say that the record has David ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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David RuffinSo Soon We Change ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Warm and wonderful soul from David Ruffin – key proof that the singer could keep on going strong, long after his earlier fame at Motown! The record's got a new sense of sophistication that really breaks David into new territory – a style that's nicely different than the backings Ruffin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available So Soon We Change ... CD 13.99

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RufusNumbers ... LP
ABC, 1979. Sealed Gatefold ... $2.99
Rufus without Chaka Khan – but a surprisingly nice set, nonetheless! The album features various members of the group on lead vocals – singing in a warm, compressed style that's got the same sort of AOR sound as the group's jazzy grooves at the time. The overall musicianship is still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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RufusParty Til You're Broke ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Great later work from Rufus – working here without Chaka Khan on vocals, but sounding even jazzier as a result! There almost seems to be more emphasis on the instrumentation than before – and the album's got a warmly funky groove that definitely carries on the 70s Rufus tradition, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New Rufus featuring Chaka KhanAsk Rufus ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
A stone cold classic, and probably the best record Rufus or Chaka ever did! By this point, they've honed their soul style into a nice jazzy groove, and Chaka's voice is in total control – without too much pyrotechnics, and with a nice mellow sound. Includes the classic hit "Hollywood&qu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster!)

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Patrice RushenWatch Out! ... LP
Arista, 1987. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Patrice Rushen in a crisp 80s soul mode! Watch Out finds Patrice really cutting down the keyboards in favor of stronger vocals right out front – breaking all the rules, as the title of second song tells it – and it works really well! Most of the arrangements, synth and drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, tape on the spine, and WGN pen on back.)

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Salsoul OrchestraHow High ... LP
Salsoul, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The Salsoul Orchestra in all of its glory – flying high away from Vince Montana on this later release – but still soaring to new heights with help from Bunny Sigler and other Philly talents! The groove is every bit as upbeat as before – Philly club at its best, with lots of help ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Salsoul OrchestraStreet Sense ... LP
Salsoul, 1979. Very Good ... $6.99
Brillant work from the Salsoul Orchestra – some of their most sophisticated work ever, and right in line with a soulful orchestral style that runs back through the work of Barry White into the early experiments of the Soulful Strings! The album marks a shift for the group – now led by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some pen on the front and the back. Labels have some pen.)

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Sam & DaveHold On, I'm Comin' ... LP
Stax, 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
Classic Sam & Dave work for Stax – a searing batch of hard soul tracks that forever redefined the concept of a male soul duet! This was the sound that put Sam & Dave over the top hard – and which left a generation of similar acts trying to catch up. The album sports a sublime ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early yellow label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some aging, a small split on the bottom seam, a name in marker on the front, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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San Remo Golden StringsHungry For Love ... LP
Ric Tic, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
The name on this one sounds cheesy – but the record's actually a great batch of Detroit soul instrumentals, with way more of a Northern Soul groove than you'd expect! The San Remo Golden Strings were a group of Detroit soul musicians – kind of similar to the Soulful Strings of Chicago ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Saturday Night BandKeep Those Lovers Dancing (double 12'' promo version) ... LP
Prelude, 1979. Very Good+ 2 X 12" ... $4.99
Rare DJ-only double 12 inch version of a really nice disco side on Prelude! The record has Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce handling production and arrangements, and the overall groove is pretty darn tight and soulful. Highlights include the jaunty moogy club track "Boogie With Me", the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen on back.)

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Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Recorded at Muscle Shoals, with Duane Allman on dobro and Eddie Hinton on guitar! Titles include "Waiting For A Train", "Loan Me A Dime", "I'm Easy", "I'll Be Long Gone", and "Now You're Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some light wear, and a promo sticker.)
Also available Boz Scaggs ... CD 5.99

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Boz ScaggsDown Two Then Left ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Boz ScaggsMiddle Man ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a factory sticker.)

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Boz ScaggsSilk Degrees ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Blue-eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, with a decidedly Philly influenced sound to the production, which we'd hazard a guess comes more from the Hall & Oates side of town than the Sigma Sound axis. Still, this is a solid album with the irresistible hit "Lowdown", still a favorite around ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Boz ScaggsSlow Dancer (2nd cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of Boz Scaggs most soulful albums thanks to production from Johnny Bristol, and arrangements from HB Barnum! Titles include "Slow Dancer", "I Got Your Number", "Hercules", "Take It For Granted", and "Pain Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... LP
Arista, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available First Minute Of A New Day ... LP 9.99

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Gil Scott-HeronReflections ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
A great little album that's often overshadowed by its hit – the 15 minute "B-Movie", which was sort of an overly-wrought protest piece about how the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was going to turn America into a bad b-movie. Not that that track's bad – although its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a sticker.)

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New Gil Scott-HeronSecrets ... LP
Arista, 1978. Sealed ... $18.99
A key crossover set from Gil Scott-Heron – still every bit as political as his earlier work, but with a stronger sense of soul as well! The great Brian Jackson is firmly in tow here – bringing warm keyboards and a nice little groove to most of the tracks – and the previous ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available
Secrets ... CD 10.99
Secrets ... LP 9.99

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Secret WeaponSecret Weapon ... LP
Prelude, 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Not the biggest name in 80s club, but a very groovy group that cut some massive singles for the Prelude label – featured here in their rare full length LP! Secret Weapon have a great way with a groove – tight, but never commercial – bumping along with a bit of jazz in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, fading along the spine, a large name in marker on the front and a gold promo stamp. Label also has some pen.)

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Senor SoulSenor Soul Plays Funky Favorites ... LP
Double Shot, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
Tremendously groovy work from the legendary Senor Soul – a fab little combo from late 60s LA, and one who played in a wonderful blend of soul, funk, and Latin-based modes! The sound here is made up from elements that include vibes, organ, piano, guitar, and drums – plus plenty of funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a monaural sticker in one corner.)

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Serious Lee FineNothing Can Stop Us ... LP
Arista/Rush, 1989. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Equal parts soul and hip hop – and a record that might be more New Jack than anything else, if it wasn't for production by Davy D and Jam Master Jay! The vocals are a bit poppy and silly at times, but the overall groove isn't that bad, especially considering other efforts like this of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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ShakatakDown On The Streets ... LP
Polydor, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the biggest breakout albums for Shakatak – an album that brought them strongly to US audiences with a sweet British blend of jazzy instrumentation and sultry soul! The album really holds up well over the years, and has a lot more legs than some of the other smooth fusion sets of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ShakatakDrivin Hard ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Smooth jazzy work from Shakatak – working here mostly as an instrumental outfit, but with a few vocal touches as well – all wrapped up in that classic 80s fusion style the group really helped forge at the time! The tracks are short and catchy – almost a distillation of sounds the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ShalamarDisco Gardens ... LP
Solar, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
Snapping soulful grooves from Shalamar – one of the group's big early albums, and an important part of the Solar sound of LA! The trio groove nicely over a set of upbeat tracks that were clearly aimed at the clubs, but which also have more than enough straight soul to get them on the charts. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a gold promo stamp, with a bit of seam splitting in the corners.)

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Marlena ShawLet Me In Your Life ... LP
South Bay, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A near-lost indie soul effort from Marlena Shaw – recorded for the tiny South Bay label in the years after leaving bigger fame at Columbia, but still working here with producer Johnny Bristol, who makes for a surprisingly professional sound. Marlena's still trying to crack the clubs with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a light stain on back.)

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Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good+ ... $84.99
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label promo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a spot of tape on the back, a small peeled spot near the spine, with a bit of pen & pencil. Label has a bit of faded marker.)

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ShawDiscover Me ... LP
Phase 4/London, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An obscure bit of disco from the UK – possibly put together by Brit Easy man Roland Shaw – mostly pretty sleepy, but with a few nice numbers that have kind of a smooth and easy feel to them. There's a few female vocals floating in and out of the mix, but mostly on the campier numbers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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ShirellesRemember When ... LP
Scepter, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Spine has a small rip.)

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ShirellesShirelles Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Scepter, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A nice collection of tracks from this classic girl group, and one that has a lot of lesser-known material that's pretty darn nice! Includes their very groovy "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World" – plus the tracks "Boys", "I Met Him On A Sunday", "Don't Go Home (My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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New ShirellesSpontaneous Combustion ... LP
Scepter, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Killer live set with a sound that's waaaaay rawer than any of their studio albums of the time. The show was recorded live at Columbia University, before a very eager crowd, and put together with the sort of live recording style pioneered by James Brown at the time (but not on his "fake" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age on back.)

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New SilkSilk ... LP
Prelude, 1977. Very Good ... $69.99
A great lost soul record on Prelude – with much more of a mellow feel than the label's usual disco groove! Silk are an excellent harmony trio, and they're produced with a sweet mellow vibe that gives the record a sophisticated soul sound. The whole thing was put together by Gene Barge in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a streak of marker on front.)

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Karen SilverHold On I'm Comin ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Cover has promo & factory stickers, and a cut corner.)

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Joe SimonHappy Birthday Baby ... LP
Spring, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
By this point in his career, Joe's a long way from the country soul of "The Chokin' Kind" – and is working here on more strident club-oriented tracks designed to keep him fresh for the 70s. The cover image is totally ridiculous, but fortunatley the tracks aren't, with some decent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Valerie SimpsonValerie Simpson ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Although Valerie Simpson's on her own as the singer here, Nick Ashford was in the studio for most of the set, helping Valerie produce and write most of the cuts on the album. The record's got kind of a hip soul sound that's more LA than Motown – and although we're not always sure it works ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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SlaveSlave 88 ... LP
Ichiban, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has radio station marker, some wear, and peeled spots from sticker removal on the spine.)

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New SlaveStone Jam ... LP
Cotillion, 1980. Very Good- ... $4.99
We couldn't think of a better way to describe the sound of Slave than "stone jam"! The band's got a bass-heavy groove, mixed with a lot of soul, in a style that was often copied by many groups in the 80s, but never equalled. The real strength in the band was their songwriting – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SlaveVisions Of The Lite ... LP
Cotillion, 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Non-stop grooving from Slave – a record that has them losing the lead talents of Steve Arrington, but not missing a beat! As with Showtime, the sound here is a nicely smoothed-out approach to the bassy funk the group helped forge at the end of the 70s – a more soul-based sound that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have some pen. Spine has some residue.)

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Percy SledgeBest Of Percy Sledge ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Seminal work from one of Atlantic's best soul singers of the late 60s! Features Percy's huge hit "When A Man Loves A Woman", plus "Out Of Left Field", "Warm & Tender Love", "Cover Me", "Sudden Stop", "You're All Around Me", "My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $11.99
A stone classic from Percy Sledge – and a set that really put southern soul on the map! Along with the familiar title hit – one of those tunes you'll recognize instantly – the album's a treasure trove of deep soul numbers – done under the supervision of Quin Ivy, in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover is in great shape.)

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SlickaphonicsWow Bag ... LP
Enja, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(German pressing.)

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Sly & The Family StoneBack On The Right Track ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sly Stone's definitely back on the right track here – returning to the heights of his earlier powers in this late 70s comeback album for Warner Brothers! The record's got a lot of touches of the old Sly funky sound, but it's done in a slightly tighter style too – a bit more polish than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch & some light wear.)

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Sly & The Family StoneStand! ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Hard to find a stronger early album by Sly – as this one has him still funking hard, but also getting his soul bag together a bit more, hitting some really righteous vibes that mix together politics and partying in an incredibly seductive way. The album's filled with anthemic numbers like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a bit of aging, unglued top and bottom seams, and some staple holes in one corner.)

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Millie SmallMy Boy Lollipop ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A novelty hit, but a real crossover moment in the growth of Jamaican music! The album's well known for its huge hit "My Boy Lollipop" – a catchy number sung in the "blue beat" style that would soon become better known as rocksteady – but Millie's got a pretty nice ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing.)

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Howard SmithTotally Committed ... LP
Light, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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OC SmithFor Once In My Life ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Pretty darn great work from OC Smith – on of his biggest albums for Columbia! OC's working in a country soul mode that draws on a tradition shared by Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Ray Charles, and others – turning the genre towards a more pop-driven version of country, the kind that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. In beautiful shape!)

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Tony Smith & The AristocratsMaharajah Man ... LP
De Tone, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An obscure one from Chicago – a cool mix of vocal jazz, exotic rhythms, and a bit of club soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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SoftonesBlack Magic ... LP
H&L, 1977. Sealed ... $14.99
A funkier set than the first one by The Softones – and a record that has the group picking up a bit more confidence in their groove! The style is never too tight or slick – and even amidst full arrangements from Horace Ott, the vocals really come through nicely – mixing with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Sons Of ChamplinSons Of Champlin Have Changed Their Name To The Sons ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Sealed ... $24.99
The second album from The Sons Of Champlin – a record that actually has the group shortening their name to The Sons, but expanding their sound past the jamming bluesy roots of their debut! The record's got a tightness that brings a bit of jazz into the mix – not much, in a way that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Sopwith CamelMiraculous Hump Returns From The Moon ... LP
Reprise, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
Despite the fact that these guys are an obscure rock band with a silly name, the record's a perfect example of the subtly soulful work that was coming out of various west coast sources during the 70s – the kind of album-oriented work that yielded gems for play on underground FM radio, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, aging, a few stains, and a two spots of sticker residue.)

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New Soul ChildrenFriction ... LP
Stax, 1974. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the most fantastic albums ever about cheatin' and runnin' around behind the back of your loved one, and easily the best thing the Soul Children ever did. Totally solid all the way through, and clearly conceived as a concept album dealing with romantic "friction". Includes the hit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light aging, a stained corner, and a cut corner.)

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Soul ChildrenOpen Door Policy ... LP
Stax, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
We don't know if the title is a reference to some sort of contractual obligation that the band had with Stax, but the album was their return to the label after leaving for 2 other albums on Epic. This one features the band as the same trio they were on Epic, with some nice production by David ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Soul FindersSweet Soul Music ... LP
Camden, 1967. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A studio group, but a plenty groovy one too – brought together here in an album of bad-walking late 60s soul instrumentals! Players include Bernard Purdie on drums, Seldon Powell on sax, Chuck Rainey on guitar, and Paul Griffin on organ – all working under the direction of Bert ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul PatrolDisco Dynamite ... LP
Sunnyvale, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A disco cover band – but a nice one! Soul Patrol were probably a studio-only project – designed to fill the bill for this disco knockoff album – but fortunately, they've got a well developed sense of instrumentation that includes lots of nice bass and guitar work, all of which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Soul SearchersWe The People ... LP
Sussex, 1972. Very Good (reissue)... $7.99
One the all time great funky albums of the 70s – a mad little record with a sense of rhythm and timing that was years ahead of its time! The Soul Searchers (along with Chuck Brown) later became known for their heavy-hitting Go Go work at the end of the decade – but here, they're a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We The People ... CD 16.99

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New Soulful StringsGroovin' ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal instrumental groovers from the Chicago Chi-soul scene! This great group was led by Chess/Cadet soul arranger Richard Evans, and it featured many of the instrumentalists who made Chess records so great – like Cleveland Eaton, Charles Stepney, Morris Jennings, and Phil Upchurch. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Soul Prelude".)

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New Soulful StringsIn Concert ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Given that the Soulful Strings were really just a studio side project of the Chi soul arranger Richard Evans, it seems sort of strange to have them cut a live LP, but the session, recorded at Chicago's London House, works quite well, and has a bit more lively feel than some of their classic studio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of tape residue on the spine.)

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Soulful StringsPaint It Black ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of the better albums by this great Chicago soul studio group – but all of them are pretty nice! The great Richard Evans is still at the head of The Strings, and the album features solo work by Charles Stepney and Lennie Druss, in a cool breezy Chess/Cadet soul jazz kind of mode. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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New Soulful StringsSoulful Strings Play Gamble-Huff ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the grooviest albums ever cut by Richard Evans' Soulful Strings, and a tasty batch of tracks written by Gamble & Huff, years before they started the Philly International label. The tracks are great, with the kind of arrangements that made Evans a legend in the Chi soul scene – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some splitting and tape on the top and bottom seams, and some staining and peeling along the bottom. Label has a bit of sticker residue.)

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South Shore CommissionSouth Shore Commission ... LP
Wand, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
The one and only album cut by this great little group – a seminal force in the pre-disco club years, with a soaring full-on sound that was in the same mode as other groups like BT Express or The Trammps. Includes their classics – like "We're On the Right Track", "Train ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, some seam splitting, a few light stains, some marker, and a sticker inside the gatefold. Labels have some marker.)

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SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Kory) ... LP
Kory, 1977. Sealed ... $1.99
Nice collection of The Spinners pre-Atlantic material, originally recorded for Motown in the late 60s. Includes their classic "It's A Shame", which is hard to find on wax in any form, plus other killer cuts like "Oooh Child", "Truly Yours", "We'll Have It ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases.)

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SpinnersOriginal Spinners ... LP
Motown, 1967. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Amazing early work from The Spinners – an early Motown record that's quite different than the more famous sound of the group recording in Philly with Atlantic Records in the 70s – done with an even stronger approach on the harmonies, at a level that really gets at the group's roots! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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SpinnersPick Of The Litter ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
Classic Philly Spinners – with Philippe Wynne on lead vocals, and Thom Bell arranging and producing with that hit sound he gave the group during the 70s! The record may not of given the band as many hits as some of the others, but it's got an excellent Philly sound – with backing by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the gatefold cover with intact die-cuts, a crease on the front panel, and an unglued seam.)

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SpinnersSpinners Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A fascinating little record by The Spinners – and a real contrast to some of their other Atlantic albums! The set has them stepping out of the tightly controlled studio sound of their Philly albums – still working with Thom Bell on production, but doing so in a freer sort of live ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear, a few creases, marker on front, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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SpinnersSuperstar Series – The Spinners ... LP
Motown, 1980. Very Good ... $3.99
While Motown was great at a lot of things, perhaps they were best at repackaging their catalog in a number of different ways. This set brings together a nice batch of the Spinners' great pre-Atlantic work for the label. Includes their classic "It's A Shame", which surprisingly isn't all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a cutout imprint, and some wear.)

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Stairsteps2nd Resurrection ... LP
Dark Horse, 1976. Very Good ... $16.99
A great later moment from the Five Stairsteps – served up by a mature version of the group, who are now all adults at the time of recording – and come together in a great new groove! The album's a modern soul treasure through and through – upbeat and a bit funky at times, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two strips of tape along the top and bottom seams, a sticker and a few ink stamps.)

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Staple SingersChronicle ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good ... $5.99
Classic work by one of the greatest gospel/soul groups ever! A very righteous vibe pervades, and the harmonies soar right out of church into the neighborhood – on tracks that include "Respect Yourself", "I'llTake You There", "Heavy Makes You Happy", "Oh La ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Staple SingersWe'll Get Over ... LP
Stax, 1969. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Perfect work from The Staple singers – a tight blend of gospel soul and Memphis funk, handled here with a tightness that avoids all the cliches of some of the group's later work! The group's hard vocal approach is very much in place on all tracks – raw but not careless, with great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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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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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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New 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 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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