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New O'JaysIdentify Yourself ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The O'Jays keep on going strong – hitting a smooth mellow Philly vibe that takes them away from the style of their mid 70s hits! The sound here is a bit more uptempo than on the previous album So Full Off Love – but the group are still also really using the time to explore their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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O'JaysSuper Bad ... LP
Trip, Early 70s. Very Good+ (reissue)... $7.99
Earlier work by The O'Jays – but issued in a super-pimp cover that has a image of all these hot chicks with guns, standing in a very blacksploitation pose! Clearly, this was an issue that was put on the markets to cash in on the group's early 70s fame on Philly International – but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David OliverJamerican Man (aka David Oliver) ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of David's smooth soul albums for Mercury, with jazzy production by Wayne Henderson that's in line with the best work he was doing at the time. David's got a strange voice that's got the depth of a baritone, but the sweetness of a tenor. It's a little tough to get used to at first, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Olympic RunnersHot To Trot ... LP
London, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Lots of uptempo funky tracks by this hit-or-miss band from the UK. Some of the material is actually pretty good, but you have to sort through some other tracks that get in the way from time to time. Titles include "Say What You Wanna But It Sure Is Funky", "One Step At A Time" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New One WayOne Way Featuring Al Hudson (1979) ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A dancefloor soul classic – one of the strongest albums ever by Al Hudson, Alicia Meyers, and the whole One Way crew! The record's got a sweet soulful feel that provides a nice counterpoint to its bass-heavy grooves – popping along at that midtempo pace that was Al's popular remedy for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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One WayWho's Foolin Who ... LP
MCA, 1982. Sealed ... $7.99
A classic from One Way – who're still going strong in the early 80s! The group's ace in the hole was always the great work of Al Hudson – a fearless leader who kept things funky, and who wrote in some great hooks to tracks that give them uncommon strength. Case in point is the classic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some tears. Cover has a cutout notch and some seepage.)

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New OriginalsBaby, I'm For Real (aka Green Grow The Lilacs) ... LP
SOUL/Motown, 1969. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic set by The Originals – one of Motown's best second-generation soul groups, with a sound that rivaled the best of the indie sweet soul groups of the late 60s and early 70s – those fragile harmonies and personal qualities, yet presented here with the sharper finish you'd expect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, with small splits on the top seam and spine.)

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Orioles, Moonglows, FlamingosJump Children ... LP
Charly R&B (UK), 1950s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A smoking set of upbeat R&B material – featuring great tracks from three seminal vocal groups of the 50s! Titles include "Jump Children (Vooit Vooit)", "Cross Over The Bridge", "Golden Teardrops", and "Someday, Someway" all by The Flamingos. Some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeffrey OsborneEmotional ... LP
A&M, 1986. Sealed ... $0.99
Titles include "We Belong To Love", "Soweto", "You Should Be Mine", "Emotional", "A Second Chance", and "Love's Not Ready". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinwrap has a factory sticker.)

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New Johnny OtisOriginal Johnny Otis Show ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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Shuggie OtisIntroducing Shuggie Otis (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Legacy, 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A great compilation of classic Shuggie – with 10 of the best tracks from the Here Comes Shuggie Otis, Freedom Flight and Inspiration Information records – all pressed up beautifully, with heavy wax and a great cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition indie store exclusive for Record Store Day 2013.)

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OvationsHooked On A Feeling ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good ... $29.99
Some of the warmest Memphis soul ever recorded – a really classic set from The Ovations, done in a style that's really unique! The vibe here is different from the sound of Stax, as lead singer Louis Williams has a lot of Sam Cooke in his style – a warmly bubbling quality that's as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a cut corner, and some wear.)

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PackersHole In the Wall ... LP
Pure Soul, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
A pile of funky 45s – stuffed into one glorious album! The record's the best-ever by The Packers – a hip west coast combo from the 60s, with roots in the Memphis scene of the time! The sound here is kind of a variation on the Booker T & The MGs and Mar-Keys sound – changed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining along the opening.)

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

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Maceo Parker & Fred WesleyHorn Riffs For DJ's Volume 2 ... LP
Tuff City, 1992. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Ray Parker JrSex & The Single Man ... LP
Arista, 1985. Sealed ... $0.99
Ray Parker's definitely a single man at this point in his career – leaving behind his earlier role in the Raydio group, and working here as writer and producer on a string of 80s hits! The album follows strongly in the catchy, crossover mode of Parker's work from the middle part of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Robert ParkerBarefootin' ... LP
Nola, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Stormin uptempo soul from one of the early heroes of the northern scene! "Barefootin" may have been Robert Parker's only hit, but it's a very groovy soul dancer with a catchy hook that just won't quit! The rest of the album's pretty darn great, too – with bouncy New Orleans soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Gordon Parks/OC SmithShaft's Big Score ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
After directing the first Shaft film, and letting Isaac Hayes have such a big hit with the music, Parks decided to handle the music for this sequel himself – and scored the whole thing with just as much skill as Hayes! The music is conducted by Dick Hazard, and produced by jazzman Tom ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, lght stains around the edges, and some seam spiltting.)

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New Billy PaulEbony Woman ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1970. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing early album from Billy Paul – the start of a rich career of sophisticated soul, and a record that really put Paul on the map right away – making him one of the most soulful interpreters of song in the 70s! There's a mix of modes going on here that's a bit similar to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mostly split spine.)

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Peaches & HerbTwice The Fire ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Danny PearsonBarry White Presents Mr Danny Pearson ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1978. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A lost treasure from Barry White – the one and only album recorded by Danny Pearson, one of the few singers that Barry did as "special projects" during the 70s! Like Gloria Scott and Tom Brock – two other White-produced singers of the time – Pearson's got a wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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Ann PeeblesIf This Is Heaven ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Classic Hi material from Ann Peebles! If This Is Heaven is a few years later than the much loved early 70s material, but she's still working in a killer groove – and with sweet. warm arrangements from Willie Mitchell. Ann's voice is teeming with emotion and strength, and track here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ann PeeblesPart Time Love (second cover) ... LP
Hi Records, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great litle early album from Ann Peebles – rawer than most of her more familiar stuff, with a gutbuckety soul quality that really keeps things fresh! Willie Mitchell produced and arranged (of course!), and the record's got some sweet backing vocals by Rhodes, Chalmers, & Rhodes – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing from 1977. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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New Ann PeeblesStraight From The Heart ... LP
Hi Records, 1971. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Ann Peebles sings straight from the heart on this classic early set for Hi Records – a record that's to female vocals what Al Green's work of the time meant to male soul! As with Green's Hi Records of the time, Willie Mitchell is firmly in charge of production and backings – working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has press flaw bumps that play with some noise.)

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Teddy PendergrassLive Coast To Coast ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Teddy Pendergrass follows up the style of Lou Rawls' double live album for Philly International – and goes for a very similar mix of modes that showcases all his charm and soulful spirit! The 2LP set features material recorded in both Philly and LA – with a fair bit of Teddy's working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy PendergrassLove Language ... LP
Elektra/Asylum, 1984. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Not a bad little album from Teddy, although not nearly as sublime as his earlier work for Philly International. The record has Pendergrass working with arranger Michael Masser, who also wrote most of the songs on the set (save for one by Luther Vandross) – and the overall feel is pretty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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New Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Teddy Pendergrass – we love you! This is one of Mr. P's greatest albums of smooth mellow soul – recorded after he left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and began working in a wonderfully warm solo style that had a huge influence on male vocal soul for years to come! The sound here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and marker on front.)
Also available Teddy Pendergrass ... CD 9.99

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New Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Greatest Hits ... LP
Mastercuts, Late 70s/Early 80s. Very Good ... $2.99
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(In a stickered sleeve.)

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PersuasionsSpread The Word ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ ... $3.99
More nouveau vocal group material by this band that was born 15 years too late! The tracks feature a few spirituals: "The Lord's Prayer", "When Jesus Comes", a version of Dylan's "Three Angels", a cover of the hit "Lean On Me", and a remake of "Ten ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PharaohsAwakening (with download) ... LP
Scarab/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 16.98
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great new reissue pressing – heavy tip-on cover, and bonus download too!)

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alone Again, Naturally ... LP 4.99

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, some splitting on the other seams, and some light wear.)
Also available Alone Again, Naturally ... LP 11.99

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Esther PhillipsFrom A Whisper To A Scream ... LP
Kudu, 1971. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach here is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with clear tape on the seams.)

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Wilson PickettBest Of Wilson Pickett (80s pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Hard heavy soul from The Wicked Pickett – and virtually a blueprint for the heavier sound of Muscle Shoals to come! Rick Hall and Tom Dowd produced the material, and tracks include classics like "Mustang Sally", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Funky Broadway", "Soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, clear tape and some peeling on the spine, and small stickers and WGN pen on back.)

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

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Wilson PickettWilson Pickett In Philadelphia ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $7.99
The Wicked Pickett takes his groove up to Philly – and comes up with a whole new sound in the process – a raw new style for the 70s, and one that's almost even more compelling than his Muscle Shoals groove! The album was recorded at the early Sigma Sound studios in Philly – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light staining in the corners, and some splash staining on parts of the back.)

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Vic Pitts & The CheatersLost Tapes (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $16.99 21.99
Not "lost tapes" – more "long overdue tapes" – as they finally give us a full picture of this legendary funk band from Milwaukee! Vic Pitts got his start in the Seven Sounds with Harvey Scales – but at the time of these recordings, he'd broken off to form his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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PlattersEncore Of Golden Hits ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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New PleasureGet To The Feeling ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Wonderfully tight work from Pleasure – a record that definitely lives up to the lean, clean image on the cover – as it's got the group honing their funky skills even more strongly than before! Wayne Henderson's at the helm, finding the group hit this razor-sharp groove that comes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Get To The Feeling ... CD 11.99

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PleasureGlide – The Essential Selection 1975 to 1982 ... LP
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $16.99 23.98
A jazzy combo with a heart of soul – and a group who may well be one of our favorite funk groups from the 70s! Pleasure has an amazing way of being tight, yet never slick or commercial – a sound that's right on the money, but far from the mainstream too – which has kept them at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Glide – The Essential Selection 1975 to 1982 ... CD 12.99

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PleasureJoyous ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Joyous grooves indeed – the second album by this legendary 70s jazzy soul outfit – and a landmark album in the Fantasy Records Bay Area funk mode! The record will forever be remembered for the cut "Joyous" – a monster groover with a killer hook, strong funky playing, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has promo stamp, a split top seam, and some light wear.)
Also available Joyous ... CD 11.99

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PleasureSpecial Things ... LP
Fantasy, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
A really special thing from Pleasure – a set that has the group sounding sharper and tighter than ever – with a lean funky groove that's just right for stepping into the 80s! Things are never too slick or commercial – and the core funk combo energy of Pleasure still really comes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve.)

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June PointerJune Pointer ... LP
Columbia, 1989. Near Mint- ... $0.49
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Pointer SistersPointer Sisters ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
Their first album, and the one that's got their big version of Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can" – which starts with a nice break, too! Other tracks include "Sugar", "Pains & Tears", "Jasa", "River Boulevard", and "Cloudburst". ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a bit of marker on front. Label has some marker.)

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David PorterInto A Real Thing ... LP
Enterprise, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Early work by David Porter – done in a style that's very similar to early solo work by his old writing partner Isaac Hayes. The tracks are long and baroque – a mixture of Memphis soul and some of the higher concept ideas that Ike was forging in his own work at the time. The set kicks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a spot of tape residue in one corner.)

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Billy PrestonBehold! ... LP
Myrrh, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Lloyd PriceNominee ... LP
Olde World, 1978. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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New PrinceControversy ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Classic Prince – an album that signaled an end to the first part of Prince's storied career, leaning heavily on his fascination with new wave, mixed with the r&b grooves and 70s funk of his earliest LPs. Prince is definitely in a transitional mode here, the easy politics of the punk era ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster. Labels have marker.)

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PrinceFor You ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Compelling early work from Prince – with a host of influences present on the surface, showing more clearly from whence he developed his unique sound. There's a bit of the record that reminds us of Shuggie Otis mid 70s output, and other tracks show that Prince had been paying attention to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Prince BusterPrince Buster Sings His Hit Song Ten Commandments ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $79.99
"The Blue Beat Is Here" – as the cover boldly proclaims – and so is Prince Buster, who's grooving along in an excellent rocksteady mode, laying down his incredible track "Ten Commandments"! The track's one of the most bizarre soul tracks ever – as Buster gives ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful copy!)

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Jamie PrincipleMidnite Hour ... LP
Smash/Polydor (UK), 1992. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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PyrymydPyrymyd ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Very Good ... $11.99
An overlooked gem from the killer soul years at Capitol Records – the only record we've ever seen from Pyrymyd, a group with grooves as angular as their name! The tunes have a mix of bassy funk and clubby rhythms – that sweet 80s groove style that nobody seemed to do better than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, and some light stains on the back.)
Also available Pyrymyd ... CD 19.99

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QuailsQuails Sing Their Greatest Hits Featuring Bill Robinson ... LP
DeLuxe, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, a split top seam, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You ... LP
Dakar, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sir Joe Quarterman & Free SoulSir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul ... LP
GSF, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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QuazarQuazar ... LP
Arista, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Tight funky soul from Quazar! This relatively overlooked group is one of the lesse-remembered P-Funk-linked acts of the late 70s – which is a shame, as it's a great little side project from the team of Glenn Goins and Jerome Brailey – and one with a bass and drums-heavy party groove! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RampCome Into Knowledge (180 graqm pressing) ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest albums of all time – a masterpiece of moody soul, spacey vocals, and jazzy vibes – all produced by the legendary Roy Ayers! Ramp take their name from the anagram Roy Ayers Musical Productions – and in a way, the group's the summation of all the genius that Roy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... LP
Rare Earth, 1969. Very Good ... $3.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in a standard cover. Cover has wear, some small stains, aging, and seam splitting.)
Also available
Get Ready ... CD 13.99
Get Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Rare EarthRare Earth In Concert ... LP
Motown, 1971. Very Good- 2LP ... $5.99
Titles include "What'd I Say", "I'm Losing You", "Nice To Be With You", "Get Ready", "Born To Wander", "Hey Big Brother", and "I Just Want To Celebrate". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original flap pack cover, with insert. Cover has some wear and a sticker in one corner.)

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Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express ... LP
Cat, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou RawlsThat's Lou – The Moving & Exciting Songs Of Mr Lou Rawls ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from Lou Rawls on Capitol – one of his fine fine albums produced by David Axelrod, with that snapping tight groove that works amazingly well with his vocals! The arrangements are super-tight – jazzy backings that have Lou shifting between that monologue style that he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Back cover has a name in marker and a couple of light stains.)

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Lou Rawls/Ten Wheel Drive/Dottie West/Johnny MannStars Sing Out For The Navy ... LP
US Navy, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A cool promo-only set – with four tracks from each artist, three as a promo plug for the US Navy, one more as a song! LP, Vinyl record album

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Otis ReddingDictionary Of Soul - Complete & Unbelievable ... LP
Volt, 1964. Very Good- ... $24.99
Classic Otis for Stax – and a record that includes some of his best stuff ever! Features the sublime soul version of "Try A Little Tenderness" – possibly one of the greatest records of the 20th century – plus "Hawg For You", "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Volt pressing. Cover has light wear, some stains, an ink stamp, some marker on the front and back, some pen, a vintage price sticker, and the remnants of another sticker. Labels have some marker.)

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New Otis ReddingOtis Blue – Otis Redding Sings Soul ... LP
Volt, 1965. Very Good ... $34.99
Otis Redding Sings Soul – plenty of truth in that – but on this sweet little set, he somehow does it even better than before! The album's got a tightness that's totally great – but it's light years from the smoother soul of Motown, and still has plenty of the gritty Memphis edges ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has a "featuring" sticker, some wear, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, a cutout notch, and some light stains.)

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Otis ReddingTell The Truth ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good+ ... $26.99
In the years after his death, when Otis Redding had approached near-deity status, Atlantic was digging through their vaults (recently swiped from Stax!) to find whatever they could to put together a record. Fortunately, most of the material they came up with was great – as you'll hear on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining & wear.)

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Lula ReedBlue & Moody (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
An incredible late 50s set for King by singer Lula Reed – and a pretty unique blend of R&B and bluer and moodier material – but a lot more upbeat than you'd expect from the title! Lula's voice is a genuine vessel for the bluesy material, but it's also light and lovely, and works ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasSugar N Spice ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
There's a bit more sugar here than spice, but the whole thing's pretty nice Motown work from the late 60's. Martha and the rest of the group groove their way through tracks like "I Love The Man", "Taking My Love (And Leaving Me)", "Soul Appeal", "It Ain't Like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, a split top seam with some flaking, and some splitting on the other seams.)

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RelativesElectric Word (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Yep Roc, 2013. New Copy LP Gatefold ... $14.99 22.99
The magnificent return of The Relatives – the group's first new recording since the 70s – hot on the heels of their rediscovery on the Don't Let Me Fail compilation! The lineup features some younger members alongside leader Reverend Gean West – but the sound here is very much in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl and cover – with a bonus CD of the whole album, and an MP3 of the album as well!)
Also available Electric Word ... CD 8.99

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Wendy ReneAfter Laughter Comes Tears – The Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964 to 1965 ... LP
Stax/Light In The Attic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Massive soul from Wendy Rene – one of the lesser-known talents from the Stax Records scene of the 60s, and an artist who's finally getting her due! We're not sure why Wendy never hit bigger at the time – because her singles here are wonderful – excellent female soul that not only ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rene & AngelaStreet Called Desire ... LP
Capitol, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A bit late in the game for Rene & Angela, though they're still pumping out some classic 80s groove numbers, with Angela Winbush's flair for great songs. There's a few numbers here that are moving a bit too far into the commercial radio slow jam territory for our tastes, but there's a couple of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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RevelationRevelation (1980) ... LP
Handshake, 1980. Very Good- ... $9.99
Wonderful wonderful work from Revelation – one of those groups who never seem to get their full due in the soul history books – but who stand proud with the best of their generation! The group have a sound that's clearly coming from an older harmony tradition, but which is also steeped ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is worn, with a gold promo stamp on the back and some staining along parts of the edges.)

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RevelationRevelation (1982) ... LP
Handshake, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A lost soul treasure from the early 80s – the last album we've ever seen from the group Revelation, and an excellent outing that holds up the high level of quality from their earlier albums! Despite the date, there's a style here that's got more of a late 70s vibe – warm, rich ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lionel RichieLionel Richie ... LP
Motown, 1982. Sealed ... $1.99
Lionel's first solo album after leaving the Commodores – and a solid bit of mellow soul that forever merged the genres of soul music and adult contemporary! Titles include "Serves You Right", "My Love", "Tell Me", "You Are", "Truly", "Jus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharon RidleyStay A While With Me (Phil-LA pressing) ... LP
Phil-LA Of Soul, 1971. Very Good- ... $24.99
An incredible album of deep deep soul! Recorded way before Sharon Ridley became a big club diva, this record mixes deep soul vocal stylings with some well produced Van McCoy arrangements, and backing by some crack New York players. The result is one of the best female vocal soul albums we can ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a partially split top seam, and a small split on the bottom.)

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Smokey RobinsonBlame It On Love & All The Great Hits ... LP
Tamla, 1983. Sealed ... $1.99
A very mellow overview of Smokey's later solo work – the post-Quiet Storm period, when he was easily slipping from classic soul into adult contemporary territory – and really crossing over big at the time! And while we could probably say that most of this stuff is far watered down from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Alexander RobotnickVintage Robotnicks (180 gram tri color transparent vinyl)(2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Materiali Sonori/Medical, 1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare material from the legendary Alexander Robotnick – tracks from mid 80s European singles, plus a few from his own archives as well! Robotnick's got an approach to his work that borrows from earlier Kraftwerk experiments, but fuses the electronics with a much more dancefloor-driven groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New RodriguezComing From Reality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RokkI Want To Live High ... LP
Soul Craft/Numero, 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
An amazing bit of soulful funk from the 70s – never issued at the time, but with a mindblowing quality that we'd rank right next to some of our rare favorites from the decade! The set's not just rare for rare's sake – but has this sound that's really special – kind of a bottom ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rose BrothersEverything's Coming Up Roses ... LP
Muscle Shoals Sound, 1986. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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New Rose RoyceRainbow Connection – Rose Royce IV ... LP
Whitfield, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An overlooked late 70s set from Rose Royce – not as hitmaking some of their other albums, but actually pretty darn great – thanks to some rock-solid production from Norman Whitfield! The album's a perfect illustration of the way that Whitfield expanded his earlier funky sound with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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New Rose Royce/Norman WhitfieldCar Wash – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MCA, 1976. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A solid bit of heavy funk – and one of the last strong-selling soundtracks of the blacksploitation era! Sure, you know the hit "Car Wash", but there's plenty of other great numbers that rank the 2LP set right up there with the best of its genre. There's a lot of nice instrumentals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some marker, and a split on the top seam. Label has some marker.)

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New Diana RossDiana Ross (1970) ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $2.99
A landmark record for Diana – her first solo effort after leaving the Supremes, and a well-conceived batch of tracks produced by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The album's got a warm, mature approach that really separates the work from Diana's earlier girl group past – as Ashford ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Dark Side Of The World". Cover has light wear, some seam splitting, and a couple of stains.)

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New 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.)

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Rotary ConnectionPeace ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the coolest Christmas albums ever – a tripped-out classic from Chicago's legendary Rotary Connection! The album's every bit as wonderful as any of the group's non-Holiday sets for Cadet Records – and maybe even has more to offer, given that the euphoria of the season is thrown ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cadet Concept pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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RoyalettesIt's Gonna Take A Miracle ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
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
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks three and four. Cover has some wear, some staining, a cutout hole, and a name in pen on the front and back.)

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Rubber BandBeatles Songbook ... LP
GRT, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The Rubber Band turn their talents towards The Beatles – after successful earlier albums based around the work of Cream and Jimi Hendrix! The sound here is a bit more playful than the funkier sets from before – almost whimsical at times, with instrumentation that does odd things with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rubber BandCream Songbook ... LP
GRT, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the great "songbook" albums by the Rubber Band – and a very different set than their better-known Hendrix record! As you'd guess by the title, this session has the group taking on Cream – performing instrumental versions of some of the group's most groove-heavy tunes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New David RuffinFeelin Good ... LP
Motown, Late 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Heavenly heavenly soul from one of the best voices in the Motown stable – the mighty David Ruffin, heard here at the height of his early solo powers! David's raspy vocals sound great next to the album's sparkling arrangements – really top-shelf late 60s Motown magic from Wade Marcus, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split seams and a few creases.)

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New David RuffinIn My Stride ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Later Motown work from David Ruffin, but still pretty darn great – thanks to vocals that rise to the top, no matter what the tune! The album was co-produced by Van McCoy and Charles Kipps, with arrangements by McCoy – but the overall sound is light years away from some of Van's poppier ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout notch and a cutout hole.)

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David RuffinMe And Rock & Roll Are Here To Stay ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 RuffinMy Whole World Ended ... LP
Motown, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great start as a solo act for the legendary David Ruffin – stepping out here from The Temptations with a wonderfully heartbreaking style! The title of the record really sums up the feel of the set – a sense of desperation that really comes through in Ruffin's raspy vocals – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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David RuffinSo Soon We Change ... LP
Warner, 1979. Sealed ... $2.99
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 and a factory sticker.)

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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, a tear in the shrink, and a peeled spot in one corner.)

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New Patrice RushenAnthology Of Patrice Rushen ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Sealed ... $9.99
Classic smooth jazzy funk from the great Patrice Rushen! Patrice began her career as more of a straight soul jazz keyboard player – but by the time of these late 70s/early 80s Elektra recordings, she emerged as a very strong force in soul music, penning and playing great material that had a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Patrice RushenWatch Out! ... LP
Arista, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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, tape on the spine, and WGN pen on back.)

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Sabu (Paul Sabu)Sabu – The Album ... LP
Ariola, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
An outing as a leader by disco maestro Paul Sabu – one that features plenty of the riffing guitar he brought to other disco sessions of the late 70s – spun out over some relatively extended tracks that step along in a very clubby mode! Other instrumentation includes keyboards, bass, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Sam & DaveHold On, I'm Comin' ... LP
Stax, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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

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Sam & The Soul MachinePo'k Bones & Rice – Unreleased New Orleans Funk 1969-1974 ... LP
Funky Delicacies, Late 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wealth of funky instrumentals – never issued before! Sam & The Soul Machine were a funky New Orleans combo that had a sound that was a heck of a lot like the Meters – dubby bass, tight snapping drums, and some warm and bubbling organ work that gave the music a sweetly soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Po'k Bones & Rice – Unreleased New Orleans Funk 1969-1974 ... CD 8.99

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Samba SoulSamba Soul ... LP
RCA, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Album of clubby, uptempo stuff, recorded in Rio, and with a bit of a Brazilian feel to it. The tracks are long and fast, and include medleys of "Girl From Ipanema/Manha De Carnaval" and "Chove Chuva/Mas Que Nada", as well as a few other Brazilian tracks. There's also a version ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Esther SatterfieldNeed To Be ... LP
A&M, 1976. Near Mint- ... $0.49
Easy going soul from Esther Satterfield – a session that has some righteous undertones, but which comes off with a smooth contemporary feel overall. As with her first album, Chuck Mangione is arranging and producing – giving the whole thing a warmly jazzy feel that's similar to his own ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
 
 



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