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Barbara AcklinLove Makes a Woman ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara AcklinSeven Days Of Night ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnny AdamsHeart & Soul ... LP
SSS, 1969. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A lost southern soul classic – recorded by Johnny Adams in Nashville, and done in a great blend of country and soul styles! Johnny's career initially began in New Orleans, where he recorded a number of indie singles – but this was the record that really pushed his career into the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some pen on front.)

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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Makossa ... LP 22.99
Soul Makossa ... CD 22.99

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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. Very Good+ ... $22.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small mark from price sticker removal.)
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Soul Makossa ... LP 9.99
Soul Makossa ... CD 22.99

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AfterbachMatinee ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A distant star in the Earth Wind & Fire galaxy – and the only album by this sweetly grooving group that owed a lot to the EWF sound! The record's produced by Verdine White, executive produced by Maurice White, and even features a bit of guest vocals by Philip Bailey – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and fraying on the spine.)

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Tony Aiken & Future 2000Unity – Sing It Shout It ... LP
Kimsha, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 20.98
A mindblower – and the kind of record we only come across once in a blue moon! Tony Aiken & Future 2000 were an obscure mid 70s group from New York – all players skilled in the burgeoning club scene of the time, but who also had their roots in Caribbean music – coming ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Unity – Sing It Shout It ... CD 8.99

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New Albino GorillaDetroit 1984 ... LP
Kama Sutra, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $18.99
Weird funky rock album by this obscure band on Kama Sutra. The music's pretty funky and instrumental at times, but at other times, there's sort of these bad soulful rock vocals. The best tracks on here are the minute-long interludes between songs. They're all pretty funky, and they have no vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the diecut gorilla. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, some faded marker, some light stains, and a couple of small rips along the bottom.)

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Rance Allen GroupWay It Is (aka Say My Friend) ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $24.99
A fantastic bit of spacey soul – and an amazing collaboration between the Mizell Brothers and vocalist Rance Allen! The set's quite different than Rance's earlier, rootsier work for Stax – and instead has the soaring, joyous quality of some of the other great Mizell productions from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a bent corner.)

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AllureAllure ... LP
Sony, 1997. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Herb AlpertWild Romance ... LP
A&M, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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New Carl AndersonAbsence Without Love ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A wicked little set from Carl Anderson – a singer who first found fame on the state, later sung in a spiritual world, but does an especially great job here! Anderson's got some really mighty pipes on the date – a vocal approach that's bold, robust, and plenty proud – stepping out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anglo Saxon BrownSongs For Evolution ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An obscure Philly group – with a mix of funky soul and some of the uptempo club grooves of other Philly ensembles from the time. The record was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios – and likely includes many of its famous session players – and the record has a few pretty nice groovers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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Anthony & The ImperialsReflections ... LP
Veep, 1967. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Cover has a couple of light wear.)

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Apple & The Three OrangesFree & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Aquarian DreamChance To Dance ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working here for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aquarian DreamNorman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... $11.99
A wonderful debut from Aquarian Dream – a group who first appeared under the direction of Norman Connors – and who also have lots of the same blend of jazz, soul, and funk you'd find in Connors' own music of the time! Yet Aquarian Dream are very much their own bag, too – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting, waviness in the bottom corners, and a bit of separation of paste-on from the back.)

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Joan ArmatradingWalk Under Ladders ... LP
A&M, 1981. Very Good ... $0.49
Early 80s synthy soul and new wave sounds from Joan Armatrading – really taking her earlier, kind of folk soul based sound confidently into the early 80s keyboard heavy grooves with some pronounced Caribbean flourishes! Lots of punchy rhythms and neon bright 80s sounds, but it's the songs ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Manuel ArringtonMeet Your Fun Master ... LP
Sonic, 1977. Very Good ... $13.99
An excellent lost bit of funk and comedy from the south side of Chicago! Manuel Arrington was a heavy-handed small-time comic who played many shows at smaller clubs in the city – and we'd often see him opening for acts like Jack McDuff or Charles Earland, doing some racy "party" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has mostly split seams and stains.)

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Art Of NoiseInto Battle With The Art Of Noise ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1983. Very Good ... $3.99
Fantastic stuff – and still sounding pretty fresh today! This is the first e.p. of tracks from Art of Noise, a groundbreaking set of sound collage tracks that mixes samples, beats, and dada instrumentation into a groove that definitely set the tone for the next 10 years. The record includes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ArtisticsI Want You To Make My Life Over ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of The Artistics' most beautiful albums for Brunswick – and the one that includes the title song that was perhaps their greatest single! "I Want You To Make My Life Over" is a classic bit of Chicago soul – done at a level that really sums up all the sophisticated changes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Want You To Make My Life Over (with bonus track) ... CD 21.99

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Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
By this point, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul and R&B hitmakers, and this self produced album continues in their tradition of sophisticated soul and rich balladry. With a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner with a tear.)

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Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... LP
A&M, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "Freak A Ristic", "Cool Calm Collected", "Silver Shadow", "Let's Start It Over", "Thank You", and "If Your Heart Isn't In It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good- ... $0.99
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, light staining along the bottom, and some pen on the back.)

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Atlantic StarrRadiant ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Atlantic StarrSecret Lovers – The Best Of Atlantic Starr ... LP
A&M, Early/Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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New Atlantic StarrWe're Movin Up ... LP
Warner, 1989. Very Good+ ... $0.99
The last in a long run of 80s hits from Atlantic Starr – a group who were already moving up the soul charts before the release of the album! The set continues their move into commercial territory started a few records before, but it also shakes loose of some of the colder sounds of 80s soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Atlantic StarrYours Forever ... LP
A&M, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
A groovy little classic from Atlantic Starr – and a great example of the group's wonderfully catchy way of hitting a groove! The music's never pop, but has some captivating hooks all the way through – sweet little bits mixed in with the funky soul approach of the ensemble – made ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Patti AustinEvery Home Should Have One ... LP
Qwest, 1981. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A big one for Patti Austin – and a set that moved her from the jazz/soul sidelines right into the mainstream – but all without losing any of her charm from before! A big part of the record's success comes from the production work of Quincy Jones – a longtime associate who gave ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Patti AustinPatti Austin ... LP
Qwest, 1984. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Classy soul from Patti Austin – working here with some great help from Quincy Jones, Narada Michael Walden, and others – all of whom help her find just the right space to groove nicely! Patti's one of those soul singers who always sparkles best in a smoother setting – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny cutout notch.)

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New Average White BandCut The Cake ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. Loads of tight rolling basslines and hard drums – all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a peeled mark from sticker removal and some wear.)

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Average White BandFeel No Fret ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
Sure, it's not classic funky Average White Band, but the album's a great one that showcases the group's best second suit – their smooth compressed late 70s soul sound – a great evolution of their earlier groove, and one that showed them as a great mainstream soul act! The tunes are a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Roy AyersAfrica, Center Of The World ... LP
Polydor, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Roy Ayers in a very Afro-styled mode – working here on his own after a famous collaboration with Fela Kuti – in a set that's filled with the same sort of hard-driving Afro-Funk grooves that you'd find in Fela's classic recordings! The songs are shorter than Fela's, and with more of Roy' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Africa, Center Of The World ... CD 16.99

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Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... CD 8.99
Coffy – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP 9.99
Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... CD 8.99

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP 9.99

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New Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good ... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a cut corner.)
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP 9.99

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Lifeline ... LP 6.99
Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 10.99
Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 5.99

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available
Lifeline ... LP 9.99
Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 10.99
Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 5.99

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New Roy AyersMystic Voyage ... LP
Polydor, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An archetypal album by Roy – and one that really shows him at the turning point! Gone are the trippier jazz funk moments of earlier albums – and in their place are some tight grooves and wonderfully spacey soul. Roy hits the dancefloor with one of his first uptempo funk numbers "B ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Mystic Voyage ... CD 8.99
Mystic Voyage ... CD 5.99

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Roy AyersTear To A Smile ... LP
Polydor, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Roy AyersVibrations ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Vibrations ... LP 7.99
Vibrations ... CD 10.99

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New Roy AyersVibrations ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain, few creases, and small tears on the opening.)
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Vibrations ... LP 9.99
Vibrations ... CD 10.99

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Roy AyersVirgo Red ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BabyfaceLovers (balloon cover) ... LP
Solar, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The beginning of an empire! This was the first solo album cut by the now-famous Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds – cut after years of work in the music business that included stints in the groups Manchild and The Deele, and lots of production work for other LA soul acts. The record's kind ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a spot of price sticker residue.)

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Bagatelle11pm Saturday ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
A heck of a great batch of blue eyed soul tracks – much harder-hitting than you'd expect from the name of the group, and done with a "live studio" feel that really makes the session kick! The group's a big one, of mixed origin – of the sort of party club type acts that used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, with a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Anita BakerSongstress ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Hank BallardHank Ballard & The Midnighters Vol 2 ... LP
King, Late 50s. Sealed ... $9.99
Unusual work from Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – a set that goes way past the hits! Titles include "E Bosta Cosi", "Oh So Happy", "Open Up The Back Door", "Daddy's Little B", "Is Your Love For Real", "Early One Morning", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing – sealed!)

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Hank BallardHank Ballard's Biggest Hits ... LP
King, Late 50s/Early 60s. Fair ... $4.99
A pretty strong overview of Hank's fiercer R&B tunes for King Records – most of them cut at the end of the 50s, with that mean and lean style that actually could make Hank sound pretty darn scary! Titles include "It's Love Baby", "Sugaree", "Annie Had A Baby" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing, manufactured by Capitol. Cover has clear tape on the seams, some discoloration from age, and small stains on back.)

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Band AKABand AKA ... LP
PPL/MCA, 1982. Very Good ... $14.99
The first album from this early 80s ensemble funk group – a full-on combo that comes on with the heavy-bass approach of the time, and who seem to have a strong suit in longer tracks that step along the dancefloor in a midtempo groove. Tracks are mostly jamming in a post-P-Funk mode – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some pen on the front.)

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New Bar-KaysAs One ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
The Bar-Kays definitely groove as one on this tight little set – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Very Good ... $26.99
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bar-KaysDo You See What I See? ... LP
Volt, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A tasty bit of political funk by one of the best groups on Stax! The record's got that heavy guitar-driven funk sound that was the group's calling card at the time – but it's also infused with a righteous sense of social consciousness, clearly influenced by Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small promo sticker, but is nice overall.)

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New Bar-KaysGotta Groove ... LP
Volt, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
Amazing work from the new version of The Bar-Kays – a group who reformed to become a combo as heavy as any of the best funky groups from Detroit, LA, or New York at the time! There's a style here that's a sweet Memphis distillation of ideas bubbling under in music by Sly Stone, Funkadelic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has a sticker, some wear, a cutout notch, partially split top and bottom seams, moisture staining in the corners, and another small stain and a peeled mark on the back.)

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End ... LP
Alston, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beginning Of The End (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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New Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... LP
Alston, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BeigeDawn Of Beige ... LP
Loretta, 1981. Very Good+ ... $149.99
A rare indie groover from the Chicago scene of the 80s – one of the few albums recorded by Beige, a group who had a much more colorful sound than their name! The album's a mix of boogie numbers and some great mellow tracks – all material that's certainly up there with more common soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some cosmetic marks.)

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Bell Biv DevoePoison ... LP
MCA/Get On Down, 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
A second chapter for boy band 80s soul! After Bobby Brown set off on his own, the remaining three members of New Edition decided to remain a group and give it a go, and far from being a sad collection of the leftover members, their debut album was actually one of many successful New Jack Swing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In Memphis ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Label and back cover have some old tape.)

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Chuck BerryFrom St Louie To Frisco ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Louie To Frisco", "Ma Dear", "The Love I Lost", "Rock Cradle Rock", "Misery", and "I Can't Believe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top and bottom seams, with some light stains along the opening and part of the top seam.)

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New Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Chuck Berry makes the same London move as some of his other Chess Records contemporaries – and the result is one of Chuck's best albums from the later years! The set's not as star-studded as other efforts of this nature – but that's fine with us because Chuck really shines as the lead ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Chuck BerrySan Francisco Dues ... LP
Chess/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.98
One of the weirdest Chuck Berry albums ever – and one of the greatest, too! The sound here is very different than the hard rockin Berry of the early days – and the record's got kind of a laidback, trippy, and slightly bluesy approach – one that has Chuck singing in these homey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chuck Berry & The Steve Miller BandLive At The Fillmore Auditorium ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $18.99
Dude! This is the kind of crossover rock/R&B set that the Fillmore scene of the 60s flourished on. Chuck Berry plays live with the band of Steve Miller, which was then a raw bluesy combo, trying their hardest to sound Chicago electric, despite their roots in the Bay Area. Miller sings a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New BeyonceB'Day ... LP
Sony/Columbia, 2006. Sealed 2LP ... $14.99
Includes "Deja Vu" and "Upgrade U" featuring Jay-Z, "Suga Mama", "Green Light", "Ring The Alarm", "Kitty Kat", and "Resentment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has slightly crinkled corners and marker through the barcode.)

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BeyonceDangerously In Love ... LP
Columbia, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
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(Cover has a light crease and promo sticker.)

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Leon BibbLeon Bibb Sings Folk Songs ... LP
Vanguard, 1959. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has some light wear and a bent corner.)

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Leon BibbNow Composers ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A great collection of Maybelle's big early hits for Savoy – all featuring backings directed by Ernie Wilkins, with a nice jazzy undercurrent. Maybelle's got a robust voice that was one of the first key attempts to bridge gospel, R&B, and jazz – and the album features 10 tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, wide strips of tape on the seams, and a few stains, with some pen and marker on the back.)

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New Big MaybelleLast Of Big Maybelle ... LP
Paramount, 1973. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
An unusual double-length album of tracks recorded by this bluesy soul singer in the years after she recorded for Savoy, and cut her big hit "Candy". This LP's got a harder rockin' bluesy feel to it, with the sort of R&B revival sound of the late 60/early 70. Maybelle's still great, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Three TrioI Feel Like Steppin' Out ... LP
Dr Horse (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
The legendary trio with a young Willie Dixon on bass and vocals! LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin BirdsongDance Of Survival ... LP
Bamboo, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set's got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor – recorded with lots of weird ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dance Of Survival (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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Edwin BirdsongWhat It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $19.99
Wild weird stuff from Edwin Birdsong – an artist who's best known for his work with Roy Ayers during the 70s. This effort's got a very similar righteous soul sound to some of Roy's early work for Polygram – with a mix of jazz, soul, funk, and lots of cosmic wisdom – although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing. Cover has some wear, with a split spine and partial splitting on the bottom seam. Vinyl has a click on side 2, track 4.)

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Bill BlackSaxy Jazz (first cover) ... LP
Hi Records, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Titles include "Anytime", "Dee J Special", "Cyclone Bop", "Smokie (part 2)", "Before Dawn", and "The Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Bill Black's ComboSolid & Raunchy ... LP
Hi Records, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Black HeatBlack Heat ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Black HeatKeep On Runnin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good- ... $12.99
The third album from Black Heat – and quite possibly the funkiest of the bunch – thanks to an even tighter sound than before, and lots of emphasis on the bottom of the groove! The group's got a few more members than before, but their sound is somehow even leaner – a really tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, a small split on the spine, a partially unglued bottom seam, and a small rip at the opening. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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Black IvoryFeel It ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large promo tracklist sticker, a cutout hole, and some light wear.)

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New Black NastyTalking To The People ... LP
Enterprise/Stax, 1973. Good+ ... $33.99
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is in good shape. Vinyl plays with some clicks.)
Also available Talking To The People (180 gram pressing) ... LP 15.99

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Black NastyTalking To The People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enterprise/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Talking To The People ... LP 33.99

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Black Satin Featuring Fred ParrisBlack Satin Featuring Fred Parris ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Like a lot of the younger singers from the Doo Wop era, vocalist Fred Parris (from the 5 Satins) made the shift to more modern soul styles as the years went by. This 1976 album has him leading a modern version of the 5 Satins named Black Satin, and recording for Buddah with a similar sound to some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Black Voices (aka The Watts Prophets)On The Street In Watts ... LP
ALA, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A chilling statement from the west coast scene of the 70s – the first album from The Watts Prophets, the ultra-powerful group who emerged from the LA turmoil of the 60s. Like the Last Poets, the group blends together righteous spoken word passages and some spare rhythms and a touch of jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On The Street In Watts ... LP 24.99

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Black Voices (aka The Watts Prophets)On The Street In Watts ... LP
ALA, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A chilling statement from the west coast scene of the 70s – the first album from The Watts Prophets, the ultra-powerful group who emerged from the LA turmoil of the 60s. Like the Last Poets, the group blends together righteous spoken word passages and some spare rhythms and a touch of jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, split top seam, some wear, and marker on front. Label has some pen.)
Also available On The Street In Watts ... LP 9.99

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BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available City Life ... LP 9.99

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BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available City Life ... LP 15.99

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BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Flying Start ... LP 5.99
Flying Start ... CD 13.99

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New BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of marker, a split top seam, and small splits on the other seams.)
Also available
Flying Start ... LP 14.99
Flying Start ... CD 13.99

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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BlackbyrdsUnfinished Business ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
There's nothing unfinished about this business – as The Blackbyrds are at the top of their game here – working in a sweet blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all produced to perfection by their mentor Donald Byrd! The groove is quite similar to some of Byrd's best from the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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J BlackfootCity-Slicker ... LP
Sound Town, 1983. Sealed ... $7.99
Later material cut by this great singer from the Soul Children. The tracks are produced by Homer Banks, and still have a very strong sound, even though the style's a bit more modern than Blackfoot's classic work. Writing is by Betty Crutcher, Homer Banks, and Chuck Brooks – and in a way, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available City-Slicker ... CD 7.99

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Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... LP
Arista, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don Blackman ... CD 16.99

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Cicero BlakeToo Hip To Be Happy ... LP
Valley Vue, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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CL BlastCL Blast ... LP
Park Place, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Blazes/Dozier BoysSwingin & Singin – Black Music In The 50s Vol 12 ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $36.99
A great Japanese collection of work by these two rare groups – all material recorded for the United Records label, and featuring a few unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear.)

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BloodstoneDo You Wanna Do A Thing? ... LP
London, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Bloodstone moving into a whole new thing – a funkier groove than before, and one that really points the way towards the group's clubby direction at the end of the 70s! Although best known as a sweet harmony group, Bloodstone shine equally well in this upbeat mode – a territory that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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BloodstoneNatural High ... LP
London, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Seminal work from Bloodstone – an album that may be the group's best-remembered effort, and for good reason too! The album sets a whole new standard for harmony soul in the 70s – one that's tighter than some of the east coast groups, yet never too slick or polished – kind of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Natural High (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99
 
 



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